SEAX is the name that Essex County Council has given to the computer program designed and written for the Essex Record Office. Unlike some other computer program names, SEAX is not an acronym: the letters do not represent words. A seax is a curved Saxon sword, and a row of three seaxes appears in the symbol of the county of Essex. Below is an extract from SEAX of part of the records containing a reference to Henham (some may concern Henham in Suffolk). The remaining records are at SEAX part2


attornment (from Fr. tourner, “to turn”),
is the acknowledgment of a new lord by the tenant on the alienation of land. Under the feudal system, the relations of landlord and tenant were to a certain extent reciprocal. So it was considered unreasonable to the tenant to subject him to a new lord without his own approval, and it thus came about that alienation could not take place without the consent of the tenant. Attornment was also extended to all cases of lessees for life or for years. The necessity for attornment was abolished by an act of 1705.

burgage
- A medieval land term used in England and Scotland, well established by the 13th century. A burgage was a town (borough) rental property (to use modern terms), owned by a king or lord. The holder of which was known as a burgess. The property (”burgage tenement”) usually, and distinctly, consisted of a house on a long and narrow plot of land, with the narrow end facing the street. Rental payment (”tenure”) was usually in the form of money, but each “burgage tenure” arrangement was unique, and could include services. As populations grew, “burgage plots” could be split into smaller additional units. Burgage tenures were usually monetary based, in contrast to rural tenures which were usually services based.

carucate
- the carucate was a unit of assessment for tax found in most of the Danelaw counties of England. The word derives from caruca, Latin for a plough. It is analogous to the hide, the measurement of land for tax assessment used outside the Danelaw counties. In the Domesday Book the carucate was nominally 120 acres (490,000 m²), based on the area a plough team of eight oxen could till in a year. A carucate was sub-divided into bovates and these were based on the area a single oxen could till in a year, they were therefore one eighth of a carucate. The tax levied on each “carucate” of land came to be known as “carucage”.

demesne - the property held by the lord of the manor himself

demise - term used to when a real property is leased or transferred for years or life, but not beyond

escheator
-escheat is a common law doctrine that operates to ensure that property is not left in limbo and ownerless. The shire officer or escheator, in England, was responsible for the administration of land grants and feudal rights relating to land and fiefdom.

essoin - an excuse for not appearing in court at the return of process; the allegation of an excuse to the court

fealty - the fidelity owed by a vassal to his feudal lord

feoffment
- similar to a deed of gift recording the sale of real property (land or buildings). It developed in the Middle Ages. Sale of real property (land or buildings) from one party to another, for a monetary consideration. The amount of money involved is not usually specified until around the sixteenth century. Feoffments record in the past tense what has been done to transfer the property.

They make reference to the practice of ‘livery of seizin’ which was a ritual in which a physical piece of land (a clod of earth or a twig) was given from the seller to the purchaser, to represent the passing of the freehold. A memorandum of livery of seizin was written onto the back of the document (endorsed) from the fifteenth century onwards.

frankpledge
- a pledge or surety for the good behaviour of freemen, — each freeman who was a member of an ancient decennary, tithing, or friborg, in England, being a pledge for the good conduct of the others, for the preservation of the public peace; a free surety.

hanaper - exchequer ‘Hanaper office,’ an office where all writs relating to the public were formerly kept in a hamper (in hanaperio). Hanaper is a cover for a hanap.

livery - the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another.

messuage - house with its land and outbuildings

oyer and terminer - a hearing or an inspection, as of a deed, bond, etc., as when a defendant in court prays oyer of a writing.

purparty - a share, part, or portion of an estate allotted to a coparcener

quitclaim - the transfer of a title, right, or claim to another; to renounce all claim to (a possession or right). Middle English quitclaim, from Anglo-Norman quitclaim, from quiteclamer, to release : quite, free; quite + claimer, to proclaim

seisin is of two kinds, in law and in deed. Seisin in law is where lands descend and the heir has not actually entered upon them; by entry he converts his seisin in law into seisin in deed. Seisin is now confined to possession of the freehold,  though at one time it appears to have been used for simple possession without regard to the estate of the possessor. Its importance is considerably less than it was at one time, owing to the old form of conveyance by feoffment with livery of seisin having been superseded by a deed of grant, and the old rule of descent from the person last seised having been abolished in favour of descent from the purchaser.  Primer seisin was a feudal burden at one time incident to the king’s tenants in capite, whether by knight service or in socage. It was the right of the Crown to receive of the heir, after the death of a tenant in Capite, one year’s profits of lands in possession and half a years profits of lands in reversion. The right was abandoned by the act abolishing feudal tenures (12 Car. II. c. 24, 1660).

socage - feudal tenure of land by a tenant, in return for agricultural or other non-military services or for payment of rent in money. The holder was not a villein, but a free man. His obligations included the duty of attendance at the manor court held by the lord of the manor

supersedeas - the name of a writ containing a command to stay the proceedings at law. It is granted on good cause shown that the party ought not to proceed

tenement - under Feudal law, that which is held of another by service; property which one holds of a lord or proprietor in consideration of some military or pecuniary service; fief; fee. Under Common Law, any species of permanent property that may be held, so as to create a tenancy, as lands, houses, rents, commons, an office, an advowson, a franchise, a right of common, a peerage, and the like;– called also free or frank tenements.  The thing held is a tenement, the possessor of it a “tenant,” and the manner of possession is called “tenure.” –Blackstone.

virgate - a measure of land, varying greatly in extent, but very frequently averaging 30 acres. Equal to a quarter of a hide. Sometimes known as LAND-YARD (Long Yards?), a fixed number of acre, strips of meadow held by bondmen. Usually 30 acres, but sometimes 15 or even 80 acres.

 

86 / 1A. 1572 AD General Court of Thomas, Earl of Sussex 21st July, 14th yr of Elizabeth - List of homage

1. Christopher Summer and Clement Buck pay 4d each for respite of suit of court (i.e. permission to stay away)

2. Alice Valentyne, widow does fealty for 1 messuage with garden in Henham lately of Robert Valentyne her husband, now deceased.

3. Presentment in the court held the 20th July, 7th yr of Elizabeth (1565) that Joan Wryght had stopped up and denied passage along a road, which had from time immemorial been a common way next Estfield, sometime Richard Woodley’s. And she was ordered to clear a passage along the road. Presentment at a court held 9 Elizabeth (1567) that she had not done so. Presentment now that she still had not done so.

86 / 1B. View of frank pledge with general court held 6th July 17 Elizabeth 1575 AD

Common fine 6s. 8d. -
this is a payment, made at court leets in nearly every manor, the origin of which is obscure. It may be  -

1. a payment to the lord originating as a payment in recognition of the superior convenience of attending a court within the manor rather than going outside the manor to the sheriffs town ( if the lord had leet jurisdiction then his tenants were absolved from the necessity of attending the town)

or

2. a payment to compound for the absence of some tithing men who were considered by the lord (after payment of the common fine) to be represented by the chief pledge. N. 1 is more commonly accepted and probably something nearer the truth



Chief Pledges - List of Henham tenants


for leet sworn John Glascock jun. essoin by Thomas Archer
William Kynge      
John Wryght essoin by Thomas Archer Thomas Stocke estreated
John Shepred essoin by Thomas Archer John Notage (nb) essoin by Thomas Archer
William Hayden essoin by Thomas Archer Thomas Browne  
William Pache essoin by Thomas Archer John Cater essoin by Thomas Archer
Thomas More essoin by Thomas Archer John Poole sen. excused (’streated’ originally written)
John Lamberd essoin by Thomas Archer Robt. Valentyne essoin by Thomas Archer
John Yerles estreated Wm. Glascocke essoin by Thomas Archer
John More essoin by Thomas Archer John Warde estreated
Thomas Brewster   William Daye essoin by Thomas Archer
Simon Presland essoin by Thomas Archer George Longe  
Thomas Neile   Nicholas Stanes essoin by Thomas Archer
Thomas Oraye essoin by Thomas Archer Nich. Kembred  
William Ashewe   John Bankes essoin by Thomas Archer
John Harte estreated John Balthrop ‘in court’ struck through
Thomas Taylor essoin by Thomas Archer    

 

Tithing - men

John Stanes estreated William Wryght essoin by Robert Wryght
Edward Stanes estreated Robert Medowe estreated
William Stanes   Richard Smyth  
Thomas Brelte estreated Nicholas Stock  
Richard Cock essoin by Thomas Archer Robert Glascock essoin by Thomas Archer
Richard Brode   Thomas Mesam  
John Woodley jun essoin by Thomas Archer John Aylet estreated
Robert Mychell essoin by Thomas Archer John Watson essoin by Thomas Archer
Richard Bottomly essoin by Thomas Archer Richard Wryght  
William Smythe essoin by Thomas Archer John Kynge estreated
John Poole junior estreated Robert Paxton excused
Richard Mesam   John Abbott estreated
William Stock essoin by Thomas Archer John Smyth essoin by Thomas Archer
Thomas Smythe essoin by Thomas Archer Richard Haydon estreated
John Medowe essoin by Thomas Archer John Moushoe essoin by Thomas Archer
John Turner   George Woodley  
Thomas Wryght essoin by Thomas Archer John(?) Cock John Pynchyn

 
NB - translator of the last two rows notes that they are in a different hand and possibly represents a scribble or pen-trial and that it is doubtful if John Pynchyn was one of the Henham tenants


Pledgdon with Cannons in Henham - General Court of The Most Noble Thomas, Earl of Sussex there held the year and day aforesaid

Enrolled


Clement Buck
in mercy for default
Christopher Deane
excused
Thomas Stock
sworn
Rob. Pennyngton
in mercy for default 111jd
Richard Stock
John Smythe
in mercy for default 111jd
Richard Smyth
sworn
Wm. Haydon
Henry Meryton
guardian in socage of William Touse junior
Lewis Colfyld
in mercy for default 111jd
John Medowe
sworn
Thos. Vanfrey (sic)
sworn
John Perry
sworn
Rob. Pennyngton
John Stock
dead
Henry Ryton
appeared as Warden of Henham church
Wm. Hamond
John Turner
appeared as Warden of Henham church

 

John Mede senior, held 1 cottage and 7 acres of land. Thomas Mede, son & heir of John is, on the death of his father, admitted tenant.
Fine 16s. Annual rent 5s 0d. Suit of court ‘and other services’.

 

86/ 1D Henham - John Mede died since the last court seised of the tenement at Woodend Green and 16 acres of land called ‘Campys’ otherwise ‘Kynges’, 2 1/2 acres of land lying in the common field near Woodes barnes which he took upon the surrender of Robert Paschall in 1564. And Thomas Mede is his son and next heir. Fine 29s. Annual rent 12 s 8d.

86/ 1E Pledgdon
John Mede etc. And held one toft with a croft of land containing 3 acres near the Mylle Strete on the south and abutting on the land called Sullemannes Croft on the east. Thomas Mede admitted. Fine 7s. Rent 3s 4d.

86/ 1F Henham
Present that John Mede held to himself and his heirs by free charter, by fealty, by suit of court and rent one messuage 5 acres of meadow with appurtenances lately of Andrew Larkyns. Rent: 3 capons at Christmas, one le Bedrepe (bed drape ?) in the autumn. 

1 acre of meadow lying at Platts Style called Goldmans Acre. Rent: 1d. per annum

1 messuage & 12 1/2 acres of land lately of Eustace and Mede.  Rent: 1 1/2d. through the tenement of Thomas Snowe

1 acre in Goldanger parcel of the messuage aforesaid. Rent: 22 1/2d per annum

2 acres of land lying in Lyttle Hoo lately of John Colman. Rent: 3d per annum

lands lately of James Aylewarde, Clerk. Rent: 13d per annum

3 acres of meadow in Coperdonfield, 2 acres in Mochelhoo lately of William Bennet. Rent: 6d

1 croft of land called Wants Croft lately of Henry Smyth. Rent: 4 1/2d per annum

3 acres of land in Derehame Croft. Rent: 3d per annum

1 acre of land lying next Platts Style lately Bennets. Rent: 1d per annum which rents were assessed at 5s 7 1/2d. as appears in the Rolls 21 May 4 & 5  Phil & Mary

So that the relief for the freeholds is fixed at 5s 7 1/2d.

Pledgdon with Cannons in Henham  -
Relief for John Mede’s freehold 5s 4d. Sum for the court £ 7 16. 6 1/2d.
Expenses 16s.
Net revenues £7  -s. 6 1/2d.
Pledgdon  Sum 15s.


86 / 2. Henham
” To this court came John Gennynge and Agnes his wife. Agnes alone and secretly was examined according to custom by John Hengham esqr,. Steward of the manor by letters patent”

(this was the regular procedure designed to ensure that property brought to a man by his wife, which was in law the husband’s property to do with as he pleased, was not, in fact, sold by him against the wishes of his wife. This custom was obviously of limited efficacy.)

Surrender
1 acre meadow called Calysmede to Joan Cock, widow. Fine 2s.
Homage presents that John Stock is dead holding “unam shedam” or stable commonly called a shedde” and 4  of land John Stock also held a messuage in Henham lately of Robert Mylls of London, blacksmythe.
Succeeded in both these tenements by his son Nicholas Stock.

Present that James Wryght died (”diem suuum clausit extremum- this is the common phrase and gives its name to the writ to the escheator which caused all Inquisition post mortem to be held, to see what reliefs were due to the King upon the death of a tenant-in-chief of the Crown) holding 1 tenement and 15 acres of “ware” land (ie arable land) called Bertottes.
Succeeded by Robert Wright his son.

Also cottage called Hyminghams alias Morley with garden and appurtenances

86/3. William TOWES -
held a tenement and 12 acres of land in Little Henham called ‘Crowchemans’ and 3 acres of land in Henham called Catesland (possibly Caselands on the Field Names of Henham drawing ?) and is dead. He had, before death, surrendered to the use of his will, to William Wryght son of Robert Wryght of Henham “fannemaker” as trustee for Agnes Towes, wife of William Towes.

86 / 4 Death of John STOWES (properly TOWES”)
- seised of a tenement called ‘Callwell’ and 15 acres, another tenement and 5 acres called ‘Towsys’, another called ‘Henleyes’ with 15 acres of land and 1 acre of meadow. Succeeded by his brother Joseph aged 9 years. Wardship given to mother Agnes Towes, widow.

86 / 5 Robert GLASCOCK
by deed 2nd Oct 15 Elizabeth (1574) conveyed to Henry Cade one messuage with garden lying in Henham. Robert Glascock held one messuage with garden called ‘Bochers’ freely by rent of 2d per annum, suit of court and fealty. Robert Glascock bequeathed this tenement to his wife Elizabeth who, present in court does fealty to the lord for it and pays a fine of 2d.

86 / 6 Peter DAWSON
who held one messuage with garden freely of the manor, by rent of 11 3/4d. per annum, a suit of court and fealty (this indicates that the custom of the manor was for a fine of one year’s rent)…..Joan, during the minority of his son George, does fealty and pays 11 3/4d. fine

86  / 7 Agnes PERRY,
widow, held a tenement called ‘Snowes’, being 5 acres of land, parcel of the tenement called ‘Redstone’, and 5 acres land in Myllefyeld, parcel of the tenement called ‘Smythes’, and 3 acres of land called Buttes, and one acre of land called Stonnerdes, and one cottage with one purpresture (wrongful seizing of, or encroachment on, other’s or common land) called Hobardes, one croft called ‘Dedmanscrofte’ containing 3 acres parcel of the tenement called ‘Stonnerdes’, which came to her on the death of her husband Thomas Perry and to which she was admitted at the Court held 4th Dec 2 Elizabeth (1560)

86 / 8 Robert WRYGHT
surrendered out of court by the hand of Thomas Meade and Thomas Motte,  customary tenants of the manor, 3 acres of land lying in Coperton Field, which Robert Wryght purchased of John Reymond, gent., to the use of William Towse, gent. (as security for the repayment of £ 4)

86 / 9 John MEADOWE
surrenders, by the hand of the Steward, 1/2 acre meadow lying in Old Meade, one head abutting upon the King’s highway from Takeley to Newport on the east, the other head abutting on the common field of the manor of Vyles on the west, parcel of a tenement and half a virgate of customary land called Lorkyns, to the use of John Clark. Fine paid to the lord 18d., suit of court owed for tenement (a virgate is taken usually as 30 acres, but it is impossible to be precise: it probably represented less than a definite area than a more or less vague unit of holding).

John Meadowe seeks license to let a tenement and 1/2 virgate of customary land called Lorkyns to farm to Thomas Brewster and 3 rods of land in Coperton, for 9 years. Fine for license 6s. 8d. (a copyholder needed permission to let his tenement on lease from the lord)

86 / 10 Pledgdon with Canons in Henham, Court of Thomas, Earl of Sussex, held the day and year aforesaid (possibly 1572 - see below)

22 names, 3 struck through, 10 sworn, 1 defaulted, includes Richard Stock and John G….. churchwardens of Henham, both struck through the latter so as to be illegible

William Towse gent. is ordered to cut off and prune the branches of trees overhanging the highway in Reding towards Owte felde (Outfield Common ?), under penalty of 3s. 4d.

At the court held Wednesday 18th July 2 Elizabeth (1560) it was presented that John Towse died seised of 2 crofts of land in Pledgdon Cannons called ‘Redyngs’  containing 11 acres lately in the tenure of Thomas Story and 2 acres of land lying in the Owtefield (now Outfield Common ?) one head abutting upon the lord’s field of Pledgdon called ‘le Redynge’ on the south, and the other head upon ‘le Dane’, and that William Towse was brother and next heir of John and was 9 years of age.
Custody, during minority, given to Agnes, widow of John Towse senior.
Now William comes of age and is admitted (if William had attained 21 yrs, this indicates that he was born in 1551 and that this Court therefore sat in 1572)

86 / 11 Richard SMYTH
out of court surrendered by the hand of John Geanyage and William Hammond, his customary tenants, into the hands of the lord one cottage with garden called ‘Elmeden’ otherwise ‘Stratford’, so that the lord may re-rent it to Richard Smyth for the term of his life and after his death to Agnes Smyth, his sister and her heirs and assigns, upon condition that Agnes pay to Robert Smyth, brother of Richard Smyth 20s., within one year after the death of Richard. If Robert died before the 20s was paid then 6s. 8d each to John, William, Mary, Margaret, George and Anne, sons and daughters of John Cater and Lucy his wife, within 3 years after Richard’s death.

86 / 12 John TURNER
seeks license of the lord to let a croft of land called Plattes Croft containing 5 acres in the field called Elderstobbe otherwise Coperton Field and 5 acres of land in Howfield at farm to whatsoever person or persons who desire to take them. 6s. fine for license (Howe Common is to the west of the upper part of Mill Road whilst Hoys Field is that now the site of Vernons Close)

86 / 13 Richard STANES
died since last court and before he died, surrendered by Robert Wryght and James Woodley, customary tenants, into the hands of the lord to the use of the last will and testament of Richard, all his lands and tenements held of the manor, viz. one tenement with a full virgate of land called Pynchethorpes, a piece of land called Lewells containing 12 acres. This will dated 5th November 1571 is produced in court and reads
thus : -

“Also I gyve unto John Stanes my sonne all my copylands and tenements which I do houlde of the lord of this manor by copy of court roule unto the said John Stanes and to his heyrs forever upon this condition following that the said John Stanes, Edward Stanes, Laurence Stanes and William Stanes the summe of fourtye pounds of good and lawful money of England that is I saie to begynne the seventh year next after my decease unto Thomas Stanes my sonne and to paye unto my other children before named yerely the summe of tenne pounds untylle the said sum of fourtye pounds be fully satisfied contented and paide provided always yf any of my said fowr children happen to depart the world before they have receyved there my legacies and bequests that then I will that they shall give the said legacie to who they shall see good….” John Smyth admitted to tenements.

86 / 14 John GLASCOCK
son and heir of John Glascock deceased and seeks against Peter Wylde of Edmonton and his wife Alice in a plea of land that is to say one messuage, one barn, one garden and 20 acres of land called Hapmannes and he seeks to bring an action in the form and nature of a writ of our lady the Queen of formedon” in the remainder

(Jacob: Law Dictionary
- “formedon” is a writ that lieth for him who hath right to land or tenement by virtue of any intail….Formedon in remainder lies where one gives land in tail and for default of issue the remainder to another in tail. If the tenant in tail die without issue and a stranger abuts and enters into the land he in remainder shall have this writ)

86 / 15 Domesday Book translated by Chisenhale-Marsh 1864 AD
Radulfus Baignardus (Ralph Baynard) has unlawfully seized in Henham half a hide and 10 acres, which were held by two freemen in the time of King Edward. Always one team. It is worth 12 shillings.

Plechedon or Prison Hall in Henham. Founded of Clavelinga. Plicedana is held by Richard of Eudo. It was held by two free men in the time of King Edward for a manor and for five hides less 20 acres. Then four teams in the demesne: afterwards and now 2. Then and afterwards one team of the homagers, now 3 (?). Then and  afterwards 2 villeins, now 6. Then and afterwards 2 bordars, now 16. Then and afterwards 2 serfs, now none. Wood for 20 swine. Twenty acres of meadow. Then 2 horses, now none. Then 2 beasts, now 66 swine. Then 300 sheep, now 200. Six hives of bees. Then and afterwards it was worth 100 shillings, now 8 pounds. Of this property Geoffrey de Mandeville claims 11 hides less 20 acres, and the Hundred testifies in his favour.

The Broom in Henham, now in Uttlesford. Hundred of Clavelinga. In Plicedana. Richard, a socman of Angar, held one hide and 20 acres in the time of King Edward. Then one team, now none. Always 3 bordars. Wood for 20 swine.

At The National Records at Kew under reference number E31/1/1/1032 Folio: 71r is the following entry in the Little Domesday Book of 1086 for Henham, Essex - people mentioned within entire folio: Aethelgyth, free woman, Ralph Baynard's predecessor; Aethelmaer Milk; Alwine Still; Amalfrid; Cola; Geoffrey; Theodoric Pointel; Sokemen

86 / 16 An Ancient Deed 1472 AD
A conveyance of lands at Henham in Essex from Thomas Long and John Alyaard, to Thomas Mede, John Coke Rector of Chickney in Essex, Dioness Leventhorpe and John Wright. Mr Almack exhibited the following deed at the 3rd General meeting  at Castle Hedingham, July 21st. 1853.

” 7th February 1472 13 Edward IV (1474 ?), conveyance of land, at Henham, Essex by Thomas Long and John Aylward to Thomas atte Mede, John Coke Rector of Chickney, Dioness Leventhorpe and John Wright senior”
(Essex Transactions. Old Series I. 139)

86 / 17 Token Coinage of England in the 17th Century, Tradesman tokens
- obverse - Robert Halls 1667 - a pair of scales
reverse - Of Henham in Essex - his half penny. 1/2d
(Essex Transactions XIV. 4)

86 / 18 Grant from Henham to Tilty Abbey
“The existence of an infirmary for seculars, with a chapel thereto attached (for Tiltey Abbey) is revealed by the grant of a rent of 15d. issuing yearly out of land in Pledgdon (Henham). This rent Richard, son of Walter de Polhey, assigned for the provision of a lamp to burn in the chapel for ever.” (Essex Transactions V111. 359)

86 / 19 Henham Super Montem Church January 1807 AD
“Ancient spur found at Henham-on-the-Hill”. (Gentleman’s Magazine, October 1818 Vol 88 305)

86 / 20 Ancient Deeds
Grant by Alexander de Walden, knight, to the Reverend Sir Walter Fitzwalter, Lord of Wodeham, Roger de Wylasham, Thomas Tyrell, knights, Richard Upston parson of the church of Schymplyngges, and Nicholas, perpetual vicar of Henham, of his manor of Riclyngge and all his lands, etc in Uggelee, Berden, and the hamlet of Bolton, county Essex, and his manor of Macchyngge, in the same county.

Witnesses: - Walter Fitzwalter, Walter atte Lee, Thomas Mouvell,
William Wanton, knights, and others (named)
Rickling 8th June 51 Edward 111 (1377AD)

86 / 21 Indenture dated 20th April 1Elizabeth 1559 AD
witnessing that Sir Nicholas Strelly, of Strelly co. Notts, knight, has demised to Richard Kyrby of Henham co. Essex, gentleman, his manor of Beauchief for five years, rent £ 3.6.8d. certificate that the manor is of the clear yearly value of £ 40.

Signed
Richard Kyrby

86 / 22 Calendar of Close Rolls August 6th 1328 AD
To Simon de Beresford, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to Joan, late the wife of Robert le fitz Wautier, tenant in chief, the following of the said Robert’s lands, which the king has assigned to her as her dower by the assent of Henry de Percy to whom the king committed the custody of two parts of the lands of the said Robert during the minority of Robert’s heir: the manor of Henham co. Essex, of the yearly value of  £27.12.8d., the manor of Hamendale co. Norfolk, of the yearly value of £ 48.1.10 3/4d., and the manor of Shymplinge co. Suffolk, of the yearly value of £33.7.0 3/4d.

86 / 23 10 Richard  11 April 27th 1387 AD
Westminster.    To Nicholas Fitz Richard escheator in Essex. Order to remove the king’s hand and meddle no further with a rent of £ 4 a year, wherewith by letters patent of June 8 Richard 11 Walter Fitz Waulter charged to manor of Henham, which at his death he held in chief as part of the barony of Fitz Waulter, in favour of John Rikynghal clerk, or with the issue thereof taken since the said Walter’s death; as is found by divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that the said manor was so charged until the said John should be advanced to a benefice, and that he is not yet advanced; and for a fine by him paid in the hanaper the king has confirmed the said letters patent.

86 / 24   11 Richard 11 Sept. 14th 1387 AD
Westminster.  To the keepers or farmers of the manor of Henham co. Essex, for the time being. Order to pay to John Rekyngale clerk. £ 4 a year, until he be advanced to a benefice, and the arrears since April last, on which day for a fine by him paid in the hanaper the king confirmed letters of patent of Walter Fitz Waulter knight. dated June 8 Richard 11 long before his death, whereby he charged the said manor, by him held in chief at his death as parcel of the barony of Fitz Wauter, with £ 4 yearly payable to the said John until etc, as found by divers inquisitions taken by Nicholas Fitz Richard the escheator.

86 / 25   12 Richard 11 Feb 28th. 1389 AD
Westminster.  To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas in respect of their demand against Thomas, Duke of Gloucester to answer for a yearly farm of £ 180. 11.4d. for the  manor of Burnham, Wodeham Wauter, Little Dunemowe, Henham and Reyndoun co Essex, late of Walter Fitz Wauter of Wodeham, knight, and though on 15 July 11 Richard 11 the king committed to him the wardship of the same at that rent, being in the king’s hand by the said Walter’s death and by reason of the nonage of the heir, and order to discharge the said duke and other the farmers and tenants thereof: as John, bishop of Hereford the treasurer, recollecting a bargain made between him and the duke, has borne a witness before the king that the duke should have to farm for £ 158. 13.8d (sic) a year the manors aforesaid with a hamlet called Ultynge and a moiety of the lordship of maldoun, which by inadvertence are omitted in the king’s letters patent, and the duke having given up those letters patent in chancery to be cancelled, by other lettets patent of the foresaid date the king committed to him the wardship of the said manors, hamlet and moiety from midsummer aforesaid at the rent above mentioned, maintaining the houses and buildings to the name pertaining and bearing all charges, £40 a year being allowed of his farm for maintenance of the heir. Proviso that answer be made by the duke for the farm of £ 158.13.4d (sic) a year.

86 / 26 1398AD 22 Richard 11
Walter lord Fitzwauter and lord of Wodeham to Robert de Teye, Robert Newport, John Basset, Henry Teye and John Gyffarde, their heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of his purparty of the manor of Egremounde co. Comberland and the (whole) manors of Peydoun, Henham, Little Donemowe, Thurstanton, and Arshedon co. Essex. Witnesses John Maldon, Edmund de Dounne, Thomas Wrenche, John Hamonde, John Hokyn.

Dated St Michael’s Church, Wodeham Wauter. 14 Richard 11

86 / 27 1398 AD 21 Richard 11 June 14th (Papers dated at Henham)
Phillippa Lady Fitz Wauter to Alexander Walden, William, Bourcher, knights, Robert Newport, Richard Baynarde of Messynge, John Basset of Chishulle, Alexander de la Garderobe, and Simon Cisterne clerk, to whom Walter lord fitz Wauter and lord of Wodeham has given the reversion of the manors of Hemedale and Disse co. Norfolk, Shymplynge atte Thorne, co. Suffolk, Wymbisshe and Sherynge, co. Essex, and the advowson of the churches of the said manors and of Hemyngly church co. Lincoln, with the knight’s fees etc, now held for life by the said Phillippa, as his writing dated Hensham manor, 29 January 21 Richard 11 is contained.  Indenture of attornment.

Dated 1 February 21 Richard 11.
Memorandum of acknowledgement 17th June.

86 / 28 4 Henry V1 1425 AD
Walter lord fitz Wauter and of Wodeham, lord of Hayclepuys and Rochetisson in Normandy, to Richard Pynchebeke, Richard Welby, Henry Stampe and Edward Hagar. Letter of attorney, appointing them to give Lewis Johan, Richard Baynarde, John Tyrell, Robert Davey, Richard Fox, William Newtonde, Robert Molyton, William Faukeswell and Richard Durivalle clerk, their heirs and assigns, seisin of the manors of Wodham Wauter, Ultyng, Burnham, Cage, Crixhuthe, Lexden, Great Teye, Little Dunmow and Henham, co. Essex and his purparty of the manors of Multon, Flete, Beausolas in Algarkyrke, and Skyrbeke with the rents and services of this tenants in Kyrton co Lincoln, and all his lands, rents and services, reversions, woods,  commons, wards, marriages, heriots, reliefs, knight’s fees, fisheries, warrens, parks, mills, suits of court, franchises, neifs and all that goes with them, advowsons, etc in Wodeham Wauter, Ultynge, Burnham, Cage, Crixhittle, Lexden, Great Teye, Little Dunmowe, Henham, Multon, Flete, Beausolas, Skyrbeke, and Kyrton.

Dated 12 July 3 Henry V1. (also charter of warranty of above signed by various witnesses, amongst them Lord Ferrers (space left for name)).

86 / 29 July 1st 1432 AD 10 Henry V1.
To the escheator in Essex. Order to take the fealties of Henry Stampe and Richard Skylfull and to give them livery of a messuage and half a virgate of land in Henham in the tenure of William Couper, sometime of Richard Chirchegate, a tenement and half a virgate of land there called Turnoures in the tenure of John Turnour, and a tenement and half a virgate of land  there called Appultounes in the tenure of Richard Montagu, parcels of the manor of Henham: as is found by inquisition, taken before the escheator, that Richard Baynarde and Robert Molyton were seised of that manor, which is held in chief, and for good service of Richard Fox to Walter late Lord Fitz Wautier made a grant and - livery of the said parcels to the said Henry and Richard Skylfull and to their assigns during the life of Richard Fox, that they entered the same without license of the king, and that by reason of their trespass the same are taken into the king’s hand: and for a fine paid to the hanaper the king has pardoned their trespass, further granting so far as in him lies that the said grantees shall have the premises again and hold the same to them and their heirs.

86 / 30 10 Henry V1 June 5th 1432 AD
To the escheator in Essex. Order to give to Elizabeth the wife of Walter lord Fitz Wautier livery of the manors and advowsons with the exceptions hereinafter mentioned: as it is found by inquisition, taken before the escheator, that at his death the said Walter held jointly with her the manor of Wodeham Wautier….. the manors of Henham and Little Dunmowe, with the exception of a messuage and half a virgate there called Tourneoures in the tenure of John Tournour and a tenement and half a virgate called Appultounes in the tenure of Richard Montagu, all parcel of the manor of Henham, and except a tenement and one virgate of land called Stacysalyne and another tenement and 15 acres of land called Hesdes, both in the town of Henham and parcel of the said manor, by gift of the said John Chedyoke and others, and held the manors and advowsons of Wymbysshe and Sherynge by grant of Richard Baynarde and Simon Cisterne clerk to the the said Walter and Elizabeth for life made without the king’s license, that the manors of Wodeham Wautier, Burnham, Henham, Little Dunmowe, Wymbysshe, and Sherynge are held in chief by knight service and the manor of Lexden of the king in free burgage as is all the town of Colcestre, and that by his death and by reason of the said trespasses those manors and advowsons, with the exceptions aforesaid, are taken into the king’s hand; and for a fine paid in the hanaper the king has pardoned those trespasses and he has taken the fealty of the said Elizabeth for those and other lands in Norfolk and Suffolk.

86 / 31 10 Henry V1 July 1st. 1532 AD 
Westminster. To the escheator in Essex. Order to take the fealty of William Robbeson, and to give him and Joan his wife livery of a tenement with one virgate of land in Henham called Stacysaleyne, and another tenement with 15 acres of land there called Hesdes; as it i is found by inquisition, taken before the escheator, that John Chedyoke, knight, Maurice Berkeley, Henry Grey, John Dorewarde, Robert Darcy, Oliver Gross, Richard Fox and Adam May were seised of the manor of Henham which is held in chief, and without licence of the king granted to the said William and Joan for their lives the tenements and lands aforesaid, parcel of the said manor, that those grantees entered the same, and that by reason of that trespass the premises are taken into the king’s hand , and for a fine paid into the hanaper the king has pardoned the said trespass, further granting so far as in him lies that the said William and Joan may have again and hold the premises for their lives.

86 / 32 21 Henry V1 February 14th. 1543 AD
Westminster. To the escheator in Essex. Order to remove the king’s hand and meddle no further with the manor of Pleccheden, delivering to John Marchall, Alice his wife, Henry Caldeceke and Cicely his wife any issues thereof taken as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Margaret who was wife of John Hynkeley at her death held no lands in Essex in chief in demesne nor in service, but held the same manor in socage of Richard Nevylle earl of Salisbury by the service of rendering 4d. a year, and that the said Alice and Cicely are her daughters and next heirs, and are of full age.

86 / 33 Patent Rolls 45 Henry 111 August 5th 1261 AD.
Windsor. Whereas the king gave to Edward his son the wardship of the lands of Walter, son of Robert, and he granted to Geoffrey de Laziman the king’s brother, the manor of Henham, late of the said Walter, and this manor, after the retirement of the said Geoffrey from England was taken into the king’s hands and let to Ida late the wife of the said Walter; the king has restored the said manor to his brother saving to Ida the crops of this autumn and all other issues up to Michaelmas next, with the farm of the said term, on condition that she render to the said Geoffrey the farm which she ought to render to the king during the said wardship

87 / 34  1262 AD April 10th. Westminster.
Whereas Edward the king’s son, to whom the king granted the wardship of the lands and heirs of Walter, son of Robert, tenant-in-chief, gave to Geoffrey de Laziman, the king’s brother, the wardship of the manor of Henham; and As (sic) late the wife of the aforesaid Walter after the said Geoffrey retired from England , held the said manor of the king, at farm, whereas she paid a part at the Exchequer and still owes a part, the king commands her to pay what is styll in arrears to the said Geoffrey to whom she has restored the wardship of the said manor, and to make him competent restitution of the stock of the said Geoffrey which she found there when she received the manor.

87 / 35 March 16th. 1287 AD Edward 1.
Westminster. Letters for William de Bermingham, going beyond the seas, nominating Ralph de Evenfeld and Roger le Mouner his attorneys until Michaelmas.

The like for: - Vincent, prior of St Mary’s , Telford, going beyond the seas, and nominating Henry de Henham, his fellow monk, and Guy de Holebeche until Michaelmas 1304 (Commission of oyer and terminer to) The like to the same touching the persons who assaulted…. Henry de Henham….at London

87 / 36  November 10th. Edward 11.
Westminster. (Commission of oyer and terminer to) The like to John Buteturt and William Howard, on complaint by Robert son of Walter that  Adam de Waldingfeld forcibly broke the seal from a box at Dunmowe, in the county of Essex, and at his manors of Teye, Lexedon, Wodeham, Burnham, Shenfeld, Sherringg, Reyndon, Henham and Halingbery, in the same county,….. extorted divers sums of money from the tenants of the said manors, felled the trees in his woods at Disce, Fincham and Shimplingg, fished in his ponds at Disce, Shimplingg, Wodeham and Burnham, and carried off his timber, fish and other goods.

87 / 37 March 1st. 1318 AD 11 Edward 11.
Licence for Robert son of Walter to demise at farm, to whomsoever he will, for a term of 5 years. his manors of Burnham, Wodeham, Rengdon, Henham and Teye, co. Essex, held in chief: if however he shall die during that period, his heir being a minor, then the lessee shall answer to the king for the farm during the said term

87 / 38 November 20th 8 Henry 1V 1406 AD. Westminster.
Licence, for 40 marks paid in the hanaper, by John Cobeham, knight, and Thomas Remys, for them to enfeoff Joan, late the wife of Walter Fitz Wauter, Knight, of the manors of Reydon, Asshedon, Dunmowe, and Henham, and the third part of the advowsons of the church of Aschedon, co. Essex, and the third part of the manor of Thustanton, co. Suffolk, held in chief, to hold to herself and the heirs of her body by the said Walter with remainder to his right heir.

87 / 39 November 6th 15 Henry V1 1437 AD.
Westminster. William Couper, of Hannam , co. Essex, ‘husbondman’, for not appearing before William Babyngton and his fellows to answer William Tremewen of Thaxtede, touching a plea of trespass.

87 / 40 5 Edward V1 1551 AD.
Because Thomas Wrothe, knight, one of the four principal gentlemen of the Privy Chamber, has surrendered a patent to him dated 16 July 3 Edward V1 of an annuity of 100 marks for life…. (Grant of all possessions of Berden priory in …. Henham…) to hold them and the heirs male of the body of the said Henry by the said Mary, of the king’ in chief by the service of the one tenth part of one knight’s fee, and a yearly rent of 47/- ( £ 2.35p in 2007) at the Augmentations.

87 / 41 2nd May 1552 AD 7 Edward V!.
For £ 1,406. 10. 1 1/2d. paid to Edmund Peckham, knight, to the king’s use, by Richard Chamond Esquire and Roger Prideaux, gentlemen, in ready money. Grant to the said Richard and Roger… the farm called Elsnam Crosse in Elsnam, Hennam, Essex.

87 / 42 March 17th. 1554 AD 1 Mary.
The like, for £7 in the hanaper, to William Wrothe, knight, to grant the house and site of the late priory of Beersden, co, Essex, the church, bell-tower and cemetery of the same, all lands etc, within and without the precinct of the same, and all lands and liberties (long list) in Berden, Manyden, Elsnam, Henham, Takeley, Rykelynge, Claveryng, Ugley, Rocheford, Pelham Combusta and Stokyng Pelham, cos. Essex and Herts, belonging to the same priory: - to the Queen’s servant, Thomas Averey, Esquire, and Mary his wife, their heirs and assigns

87 / 43 15th January 1559 1 Elizabeth Pardon Roll.
John Smythe of Henham, co. Essex, ‘yeoman’, alias the elder, (Pardon for ….all trespass, felonies (except murders and robberies in dwelling-houses and on or near the highways) and other offences (long list) committed before All Saints last;… letters of pardon to be sued before 20th June, 1559: fee to be 26/8d. only

87 / 44 Feet of Fines or Pedes Finium.
A ‘fine’ so called from the words with which it begins, and also from its effect in putting a final end to all suits and contentions, was an amicable agreement or composition of a suit, whether real or fictitious, made between the parties with the assent of the judges, and enrolled among the records of the court in which the suit was commenced.

87 / 45 1199 - 1200 AD 1 John. Trinity Term.
Matilda de Oilli, dem(andant), Robert Fitz Walter ten(ant). All the town of Merl with appurtenances, in Normandy. Tenant acknowledged it to be ‘the right and marriage’ of dem. and quitclaimed to her and her heirs. Dem. quitclaimed to tenant all her dower of the gift of Walter Fitz Robert, father of tenant except Henham with appurtenances which remain to her for life, and except the service of 5 knights, to wit, the service of one knight from Geoffrey de Essendon, of two knights from Geoffrey de Rocheford, and of two knights from William de Haveringefeld. Dem. gave tenant 40 marks of silver. Reversion of Henham and services to tenant.

87 / 46 16 John 1214 - 1215 AD. Trinity Term.
Sibella who was the wife of (Roger) de Henham. dem. Roger, Abbot of Waleden, tenant. A third part of 9 1/2 (acres of land) and 1/2 acre of meadow with appurtenances in Henham, which dem. claimed as a dower of the gift of the said Roger, formerly her husband. Ten. granted to dem.  3 acres of the same (land: and also) 1/2 acre and a third part of 1/2 acre of land, ‘which lie in the filed towards Brom’; and….one acre next to the house of Matthew Mantell; and 1/2 acre and a third part of 1/2 (acre of land with appurtenances.) which lie in the same field next the land of William de Heiward; and 1/2 acre and a third part of 1/2 acre of land with appurtenances which lie in the field called Ho, next to the land of William the Reeve, to hold for life, as dower. Dem. quitclaimed all right to the said 9 1/2 acres of land and 1/2 acre of meadow, and ten. gave her 3/- sterling (15 pence in 2007 AD).

87 / 47 3 Henry 111 1218-1219 AD. Sunday after St. Andrew.
Geoffrey de Essenden dem. Robert de Henham, tenant. 60 acres of land with appurtenances in Henham. Assize of mort d’a. Dem. quitclaimed to tenant who shall do homage to dem. for the said year and render yearly 5/- (25 pence in 2007AD). Consideration, one palfrey (a saddle horse, especially one for a woman to ride) of the price of three marks

87 / 48 19 Henry 111 1234-1235 AD. Octave of Purification at Chelmsford.
Thomas, Prior of Dunmowe, plaintiff; by Brother Hugh de Stivenach. Reginald de Kersing and Margaret his wife, impedients. To 16 acres of land with appurtenances in Henham. Plea of warranty of charter. To hold to plaintiff and his church, doing service to the chief lord of that fee. Pl. granted to Reginald one carrody(ccunredum) of a canon, and to Margaret one carrody of a crown and another carrody of a servant, to be received every day of their lives, fully, in bread, ale, and ‘compenage’. And he further granted to Reginald 10/- (50 pence in 2007 AD) payable yearly for his life at Dunemowe, by the hands of pl. at the Feast of St John the Baptist; and after the death of Reginald, Margaret, if she survive is to have 5/- every year at the same term, together with the carrody of a canon and (the) carrody of a servant.

87 / 49  32 Henry 111 1247-1248 AD.
….. And John (de Wangeford) granted to impedient one messuage and 1/2 carucate of land and appurtenances in Henham, and (sic) the parish of Wangeford, co. Suffolk, to wit, and all the land with appurtenances which John had in the said town on the day in which the agreement was made: to hold for impedient for life, by the yearly rent of one pair of white gloves or 1d. at Easter, for all service, custom, and exaction, and doing all other services to the chief lords of that fee. Reversion to John and his heirs (this record, although in Chelmsford, Essex county records, almost certainly concerns Henham in Suffolk)

87 / 50  34 Henry 111 1249-1250 AD. Hilary term.
Richard de Polheye and Cristiana his wife. pl. John, son of Thomas de Henham, impedient. One messuage, and 40 acres of land, and 1 1/2 acres of meadow with appurtenances in Henham. Plea with warranty of charter. Pl. and the heirs of the body of Cristiana to hold of impedient, doing thereof to the chief lords of that fee all services appertaining, and rendering yearly to impedient all his life 20/- sterling, for all service, custom, and exaction.

87 / 51 26 Edward 1 1298 AD Easter.
Hum. de Waledon, pl.  William de Ballito and Alice his wife, imp. One messuage, 10 acres of land and 1/2 acre of meadow in Henham and Plachedon. Plea of warranty of charter. Def. quitclaimed to pl. and his heirs. Consideration £1 sterling.

87 / 52  32 Edward 1 1304 AD. Hilary term.
Robert de Chykeneye and Margaret his wife pl. by Simon de Hedersete. Eustace le Taillur of Little Dunmow, def. by Robert Scut. One messuage and 12 acres of land in Little Henham. Plea of covenant. Pl. and the heirs of Robert the body of Margaret to hold of the chief lords, with remainder to the right heirs of Robert.

87 / 53 Nicholas, vicar of Henham
(there is a record of a Nicholas being vicar of Henham for the period 1368-?AD), and John Reveson of Henham, pl., Luke Prille of Bocking, and Isabel his wife, def. Six acres of land in Henham. Def. quitclaimed to pl. and the heirs of Nicholas. Consideration 100s (500 pence or £5 in 2007 AD)

87 / 54 Walter STACY, pl. John, son of William BORDEFELD of Henham, def. One messuage, 48 acres of land and two acres of meadow in Henham and Cheykeneye. Pl. and his heirs to hold of the chief lords. Consideration 20 marks.

87 / 55 Thomas de COLYNGE, parson of Wymbish and Philip, vicar of Henham
(there is a record of a Philip being vicar of Henham in the period 1358- ?AD), pl. by William Colbayn in place of Philip. John de Dovere and Katherine his wife, def. One messuage, 120 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow and 6 acres of woods in Wymbish, Henham and Wydyton. Def. quitclaimed to pl. and the heirs of Thomas. Consideration 20 marks.

87 / 56 1395 AD.
Quin of ???. John de Cobeham, knight. John de Belle Monte, knight John de Cobeham, and Thomas Remys.pl. Walter Fitz Wauter , knight, def. The castle of Egremont, and one third of the manor of Egremond, and the advowsons of the churches of Gosford and Distyngton, co. Cumberland, a third part of the manor of Hunstanton, co. Suffolk, and the manor of Reydon, Asshedon, Dunmowe, and Henham and a third part of the advowson of the church of Asshedon, co. Essex. Def. quitclaimed to pl. and the heirs of Thomas. Consideration £1,000

87 / 57 1364 AD Calendar of Inquisition Vol X1 page 499.
Joan, late the wife of Robert Fitz Wauter (daughter of John de Multon). Writ to the mayor of London. 26th June 37  Edward 111 1364 AD. Parish of St. Olaf, Old Jewry….. the reversion of the premises belongs to Walter, son of John Fitz Warter, who is her heir and is 18 years of age.

Hemenhal - Walter, son of John Fitz Wauter, aged 19 years on the day of St Petronella the Virgin last, is her heir.
Essex. Shenefeld. Walter Fitz Water, son of John Fitz Water, the son of Robert Fitz Water is the latter’s heir.

87 / 58 Writ 25 June 37 Edward 111 1364 AD.
Lincoln. Inq. (indented) taken at Flete, Thursday after St. Peters Chains, 37 Edward 111. The deceased is called Joan Fitz Wauter, lady of Egremont in this and the following inquisition.  Flete. A third part of the manor, held for life by gift of Thomas Coulynge, parson of the church of Dysse, with remainder to Walter Fitz Walter, knight and Thomas and Robert his brothers, in common, and the heirs of their bodies, and with further remainder, failing such heirs, to the right heirs of Joan. It is held of the duke of Lancaster, as of the house of Lancaster, by service of a third part of two parts of a knight’s fee, and by rendering yearly to the duke 2/ 2 1/2 and a third part of 1/2d. for ward of Lancaster. Walter and Thomas are alive, and Robert their brother is dead and has an heir whose age the jurors know not because he dwells in the county of Essex. She died on Friday before St. Botolph, 37 Edward 111.’

87 / 59 The De Vere Family
(1858AD Essex Transactions. Old Series.1.84). Robert de Vere, 9. Earl of Oxford, was by Richard 11, created Marquis of Dublin - died 1388 - this great child of honour bore in his shield three crowns, by special grant from his infatuated sovereign. “This bearing of 3 crowns, quartered with De Vere, may also be seen in the Gentleman’s magazine for October 1818, as on a tile found at Henham, in this county, where the De Veres had possessions”.

87 / 60 The Bells of St. Mary’s, Henham.
An extract from a “Brief Account Of The Bells In Some Of The Parishes In The Northern Part Of The County Of Essex”, given by the Rev. Cecil Deedes at the Annual General Meeting at Halstead on 29 July 1884. (Reproduced in Essex Transactions Vol. 111. 104)

The five bells in this church are in a most lamentable condition from want of ropes; with broken wheels, only two are ringable.

1st bell 2′4″ no inscription
2nd bell 2′6″  Miles Graie me fecit. 1636
3rd. bell 2′6″ Miles Graie me fecit 1617. 
4th. bell 2′ 11 1/2″  Inscription impossible to read from bad casting
5th. bell 3′ 4″ T. Mears. London fecit 1828. Rev. GWH Glyn. Vicar , John Mumford & William Stallybrass Churchwardens




A5774   Deeds of 149 Essex pubs owned by Messrs. Ind Coope Ltd.: BOX 7 - The Crown, HENHAM

A5935 Deeds of Henham, Ugley and Debden

A6052  Records of the Diocese of Chelmsford - Box 8: Faculty files for HENHAM

A6488   Records of Cheffins, Grain and Chalk, auctioneers, surveyors, estate agents and valuers of Saffron Walden, and of the earlier firm of Messrs. Thurgood and Son: timber valuation book for Pledgdon Hall [HENHAM] and elsewhere (1 volume). 1927-1931

A7221  1975  2 items Title [Typescript copies of 'Old Mead-A Story of the Essex Countryside and its People' and 'Reminiscences of a Boyhood in HENHAM before the First World War', autobiographies by William White 1975 ]. Typescript copies of 'Old Mead-A Story of the Essex Countryside and its People' and 'Reminiscences of a Boyhood in HENHAM before the First World War', autobiographies by William White 1975.  Related Description D/DU 1324

A7632  Records of the Diocese of Chelmsford - Box 22 incs. Henham c1960-1985
A7792  Local history pictorial collection: Box 28: Albums of photographs and postcards, No. 97 – HENHAM
A9499  1931  Deeds of "The Nurse's Bungalow", HENHAM, part of bundle previously catalogued as C/T 560] Related Description D/DDw addl.

A9720  Papers, cuttings and photographs forming part of the depositor's local history collection. Box 13 - Photographs of residential properties in Essex, collected by depositor from local estate agencies c.1984-c.1993 incs. HENHAM

A10944  1670 - 1828   Deeds of various parishes in Essex, mainly relating to HENHAM, but also including mortgages for property in Harlow and Matching, High Laver and Little Laver. Related Description D/DU 2044. 

A11278 Records of the Diocese of Chelmsford comprising faculty files for the following parishes - Box 8 = HENHAM, 1999-2001

A11292  Records of the Federation of Essex Women's Institutes, as follows: HENHAM ('closed January 1995' [formal closure follows three years after suspension]): Record book 1985-1991, Committee minutes 1977-1991

A11663  1926  Photographs taken by R C Budge of HENHAM, including children and events at the school especially May Day celebrations, and the Pledgdon Green Festival (with newspaper cutting), and windmills at Broxted, Great Chrishall, and White Roding. Photographs taken by R C Budge of HENHAM, including children and events at the school especially May Day celebrations, and the Pledgdon Green Festival (with newspaper cutting), and windmills at Broxted, Great Chrishall, and White Roding. Related Description D/DU 2231. 


A11783

A12003
1811 - 1918 Deeds of Henleys, HENHAM with abstract of title reciting from 1750.  Related Description D/DU 2324. Abstract of the Bargain and Sale from the Commissioners  named in the Commission of Bankrupt issued against James Pigram of Henham in the County of Essex, Shopkeeper to the Assignees.

Bearing the date at Westminster  of the 8th April in the 55th year of the reign of this majesty has been awarded  and issued against James Pigram directed to the said John Reeves Archibald Cullen and George Nigel Edwards together with John Woodeson and Richard Wilson. For several years past Pigram carried on the trade  and business of linen draper and grocer and during such time he became indebted to the said James Pavit in the sum of £100 and upwards

  1. 28th Sept 1900 the legal personal representatives of Charles Goodwyn to W. Sandford Poole Reconveyance
  2. 8th March 1873 grant of Admission to William Sandford Poole upon the death of Stephen Sandford Poole
  3. 17th July 1895 Deed of Enfranchisements. Salisbury Baxendale to Mr W J Poole
  4. 22nd July 1897 Mortgage  for Henleys from William S. Poole to Charles Goodwyn
  5. 10th Dec 1900 Mortgage for Henleys and five freehold cottages in Henham. Mr W Newman to Mary Ellen, widow Richardson for Henleys, two closes of meadow adjoining Henleys, a freehold messuage called ‘Cocks’ in Henham formerly occupied by Elizabeth Lagden afterwards of Thomas Brand late of Thomas Brand and George Fuller and now or late in the occupation of John Tant, and also those 4 freehold messuages, cottages or tenements with the Chase house and premises situate at or near the Cock Green and near to the Cock public house, which was lately in the occupation of James Stanes, Henry Sandford, James Smith and Arthur Heard and are now in the occupations of John Dixon, Henry Sandford, James Smith and Walter Heard.
  6. 16th June 1847 – Admission of Stephen Sandford re 30th October 1820
  7. 3rd Jan 1812 Conditional Surrender by James Pigram to Stephen Sandford
  8. 3rd Jan 1812 mortgage bond by James Pigram to Stephen Sandford
  9. 29 Sept 1900 Conveyance of Henleys by W S Poole to Mr William Newman
  10. 16th Feb. 1918 Conveyance of Henleys by William Newman and his mortgage to Sergeant Major Middlemiss
  11. 16th Feb. 1918 Mortgage re Henleys by Sergeant Major Middlemiss to The National Institute for the Blind
  12. 9 June 1820 – Lease for a year by Mr James Pavitt to Stephen Sandford
  13. 11th October 1811. Release by William Canning to James Pigram
  14. Sale Wednesday 29 Sept. 1819 at The Crown Inn, Stanstead Mountfitchet – a freehold messuage, in 2 tenements wherein John Clark and John Dennison do now dwell, with a large barn, stable for 3 horses, cart shed and piggeries, a large garden inclosed by a strong fence, planted with fruit and other trees, also two inclosed fields one of which is a rich pasture adjoining the house, containing 4 acres the other arable containing 6 acres now occupied by Edward Bright
  15. 1811 Bond of Indemnity by William Canning to James Pigram
  16. 1759 Reuben Parker


A12007 1929  Record of HENHAM Parish Council comprising deed of gift Fragile: Not to be produced -

  Record of HENHAM Parish Council comprising deed of gift  Related Description D/J 134

A12065  Deeds and Trust papers relating to the following Congregational churches in Essex: Box 4 - HENHAM, correspondence 1980-1991

A12346  Letters, papers and photographs of John Michael Hunter of Thaxted (1932-2005), formerly Assistant County Planner, Essex County Council, relating to material on HENHAM, 1973 and n.d. (1 file)

A12376  Working papers of the staff of the Victoria County History of Essex comprising notes on individual parishes c.1900 - c.1914. Box 13 Research notes for Harwich-HENHAM parishes

A12572  Records of the Diocese of Chelmsford Box 22 incs. HENHAM  1965-2008

A13362 Deed of a gift of land in Henham.

A13476 Deeds of two cottages in Great Dunmow, 1774-1839, and wheelwright's shop in Henham, 1866. D/DU 2786 is associated.

A/R 2/2/35 1910 HENHAM 1-222 Finance Act Reference Books for Cambridgeshire Valuation District

C/DA/1/157  1973 Architect’s brochure of HENHAM and Ugley Primary School

C/DE/7/101
  1962 H.M. INSPECTOR’S REPORTS ON EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS.
Yearly bundles of reports.  HENHAM & Chickney primary, 22 January

C/DE/33/3  1992  Inspection reports on Canvey Island County Junior School; Harlowbury County Primary School; HENHAM and Ugley County Primary School

C/DR/13/5  1980-1990 The Flying Serpent which appeared in HENHAM in 1669. [ERO postcard No. 2]

C/E 1/6/1  1889 Electoral register for Northern or Saffron Walden Division
C/E 1/6/2 1890 Electoral register for Northern or Saffron Walden Division
C/E 1/6/3  1891 Electoral register for Northern or Saffron Walden Division
C/E 1/6/4 1892 Electoral register for Northern or Saffron Walden Division
C/E 1/6/5 1893 Electoral register for Northern or Saffron Walden Division
C/E 1/6/6  1894 Electoral register for Northern or Saffron Walden Division
C/E 1/6/7 1895 Electoral register for Northern or Saffron Walden Division
C/E 1/6/8 1896 Electoral register for Northern or Saffron Walden Division
C/E 1/6/9 1897 Electoral register for Northern or Saffron Walden Division
C/E 1/6/10 1898 Electoral register for Northern or Saffron Walden Division
C/E 1/6/11 1899 Electoral register for Northern or Saffron Walden Division
C/E 1/6/12 1900 Electoral register for Northern or Saffron Walden Division
C/E 1/6/13  1901 Electoral register for Northern or Saffron Walden Division
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C/W/1/2/61  24 June 1940 - 16 Dec. 1940 SECOND WORLD WAR AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS RECORDS - INCIDENT FILES.

A separate file was kept for each Area in which incidents occurred during a raid or period of raiding and all messages relating to incidents in any one Area were included in that Area’s file. Messages received or dispatched about an incident after a raid were also attached to the appropriate incident file. When Incident Files were no longer required for current reference they were bound together chronologically in volumes according to Areas. Each volume contains an index to the dates of the raids and localities affected in the area. North Western Area covers:

24/25 June 1940 Wimbish
3/4 July 1940 (Great Canfield ), High Roding.
11 July 1940 Arkesdon, Newport.
26/27 July 1940 Great Canfield, Little Hallingbury (see western).
16 August 1940 Elsenham, HENHAM Mill Road Halt, Broxted
17/18 August 1940 Broxted, Aythorpe Roding.
19 August 1940 Broxted.
25 August 1940 Barnston.
26 August 1940 Newport, Thaxted (plane), Widdington (plane), Elder Street closed, Wimbish, Cole End (plane). (Hatfield Broad Oak, Arkesdon, Duddenhoe End, Elmdon, Langley, Good Easter, White Roding, High Easter). Little Hallingbury. See message 20/18 from N. W.

27 August1940 Bardloe Hamlet.
29 August 1940 Newport, Wimbish.
31 August 1940 Debden Aerodrome, Saffron Walden, Audley End, Saffron Walden (UXBs Maltings Field & Friends School) Elder Street, Wimbish.

10/11 September 1940 Lindsell.
12 September 1940 Farnham, Little Hallingbury.
16/17 September 1940 Wendon, Elsenham.
18 September 1940 Clavering.
19 September 1940 Wendon’s Ambo, Leaden Roding, Stebbing, Aythorpe Roding, Dunmow, Stocking Green.
20/21 September 1940 High Easter, Felstead.
21/22 September 1940 Margaret Roding.
22/23 September 1940 Wicken Bonhurst, Clavering, Saffron Walden UXPM.
23/24 September 1940 Saffron Walden, Arkesdon, Clavering.
24/25 September 1940 Dunmow, Little Dunmow.
25/26 September 1940 Takley.
26/27 September 1940 Great Sampford.
1/2 October 1940 Great Sampford.
4/5 October 1940 Stebbing, Hatfield Heath.
7 October 1940 Barnston.
7/8 October 1940 Elsenham, Stanstead, Broxted, White Roding, (Mascallsbury and Kingstons Farms), Stebbing, Great Canfield.
8/9 October 1940 Hadstock, Great Canfield, Chesterford.
9/10 October 1940 Thaxted, Sampford, Pentloe End, High Easter.
10/11 October 1940 Margaret Roding, Leaden Roding, Manuden, Thaxted, east of Bartloe station, Aythorpe Roding, Debden.

14/15 October 1940 Lindsell, Takeley, Birchanger Lane, Stanstead, Little Easton.
15 October 1940 Elsenham.
15/16 October 1940 Little Chesterford, Stanstead, Ugley, Margaret Roding, Takeley, Debden Green, Stebbing.

16/17 October 1940 Great Canfield, Berry Farm.
18/19 October 1940 Little Dunmow.
20/21 October 1940 Mole Hill Green, Broxted, Margaret Roding, Felstead, Radwinter, Manuden, Great Hallingbury.

26/27 October 1940 Stebbing.
27/28 October 1940 White Roding.
28/29 October 1940 Leaden Roding.
30/31 October 1940 Birchanger, HENHAM, Takeley.
1/2 November 1940 Bentfield Bury Farm, Bentfield End, Radwinter, Hempstead.
2/3 November 1940 Felstead, Bannister Green.
9 November 1940 Great Hallingbury.
8/9 November 1940 Great Hallingbury, Hatfield Heath (See Incident File for 9/10 Nov.).
9/10 November 1940 Stebbing, Saffron Walden, Debden.
10/11 November 1940 Thaxted, Debden Green.
15/16 November 1940 Radwinter, HENHAM, Takeley
19/20 November 1940 Manuden, HENHAM, Berden, Little Hallingbury.
20/21 November 1940 Debden.
21/22 November 1940 Barnston, Debden Green, Takeley.
26 November 1940 Broxted, Thaxted.
27 November 1940 Stebbing, Hatfield Broad Oak, Great Canfield.
29/30 November 1940 Widdington, High Easter (Between HENHAM and Debden), Thaxted.
5/6 December 1940 Clavering.
8/9 December 1940 Takeley, Elsenham, Dunmow, High Easter.
12/13 December 1940 Hatfield Heath.
16 December 1940 Audley End Railway Station


C/W/1/2/63  20 Feb. 1944 - 26 Apr. 1945 SECOND WORLD WAR AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS RECORDS - Incident Files for North Western Area

A separate file was kept for each Area in which incidents occurred during a raid or period of raiding and all messages relating to incidents in any one Area were included in that Area’s file. Messages received or dispatched about an incident after a raid were also attached to the appropriate incident file. When Incident Files were no longer required for current reference they were bound together chronologically in volumes according to Areas. Each volume contains an index to the dates of the raids and localities affected in the area. North Western Area covers:

20 February 1944 High Roding.
23 February 1944 Great Canfield, Stebbing.
14/15 March 1944 Thaxted.
21/22 March 1944 Between HENHAM and Elsenham, Dunmow.
19 April 1944 Stebbing
29 May 1944 Crashed Aircraft.
30 May 1944 Great Chesterford.
30 June 1944
1 July 1944 Little Dunmow
10 August 1944 Non-operational (Auxiliary petrol tank dropped).
16 August 1944 Sampford.
20/21 August 1944 Dunmow.
23 August 1944 Felstead.
24/25 August 1944 Great Canfield.
4/5 September 1944 Bardfield End.
16 September 1944 (06.00-18.00 hrs) Felstead, Saffron Walden.
16 September 1944 Easton Lodge (Plane).
19/20 September 1944 Dunmow.
23/24 September 1944 Thaxted.
25/26 September 1944 Great HENHAM.
28/29 September 1944 Audley End.
11/12 October 1944 Felstead.
4/5 November 1944 Radwinter.
8/9 November 1944 Leaden Roding.
14/15 November 1944 Felstead.
5/6 December 1944 Takeley.
17/18 December 1944 Newport, Stebbing.
9 January 1945 Little Hallingbury.
17 January 1945 Hatfield Broad Oak.
20 January 1945 Hatfield Heath.
8/9 March 1945 Berden.
10 March 1945 Found to be in Hertfordshire.
19/20 March 1945 Forest Row, Hatfield Broad Oak.
21/22 March 1945 Stansted.
26 April 1945 Non-operational



C/W/1/7/26  1941-1943 SECOND WORLD WAR AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS RECORDS - UNEXPLODED OBJECTS AND OBJECTS DROPPED FROM THE AIR 17 September 1941 - 25 December Reports to County Control from North Western Area concerning unexploded objects and objects dropped.

Gives details of location, type and category. Covers parishes of Asheldem, Ashdon, Barnston, Bartlow End, Berden, Birchanger, Broxted, Great Canfield, Little Canfield, Great Chesterford, Little Chesterford, Chickney, Great Chishall, Little Chishall, Chrishall, Clavering, Debden, Great Dunmow, Little Dunmow, Good Easter, High Easter, Great Easton, Little Easton, Elmdon, Elsenham, Farnham, Felsted, Hadstock, Great Hallingbury, Little Hallingbury, Hatfield Broad Oak, Hempstead, HENHAM, Heydon, Langley, Lindsel, Littlebury,  Manuden, Newport, Quendon, Radwinter, Rickling, Aythorpe Roding, High Roding, Leaden Roding, Margaret Roding, White Roding, Great Sampford, Little Sampford, Stansted Mountfitchet, Stebbing, Strethall, Takeley, Thaxted Tilty, Ugley, Saffron Walden, Wendens Ambo, Wendon Lofts, Wicken Bonhunt, Widdington, Wimbish.

 


D/B 2/4/203  26 December 1638

To all Christian people unto whome this presente wrightinge shall come James Allen of Steeple Bumpstead in the County of Essex yeoman endeth greetinge in our Lord god Everlastinge Whereas the said James Allen by his deed Indented bearinge date the seaven and twentyth day of November in the Thirteenth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Kinge Charles of England &c that nowe is Annoque domini 1637 And livery and seyson thereupon given for the consideration of the some of Fifty Pownds of Lawefull Englishs money to him paid Hath graunted bargayned sould enfeoffed and confirmed or mentioned to graunt bargayne sell enfeoffe and confirme unto and to the use of Thomas Unwyn of Bumpstead at the Towre otherwise called Steeple Bumpstead aforesaid gentleman and his heires All that Messuage or Tenement wherein one Willyam Franklyn then dwelt Together with two peeces of pasture adjoyninge to the said house And one Close of arable lande called Longefeiid and one peece of meadowe called little Baldingforfth And all that part of the upper Ley which is Freehold abuttinge upon HENHAM Woode conteyninge in the whole together be estimation twelve acres more or lesse Lyinge and beinge in Bumpstead aforesaid then in tenure and occupation of the said James Allen his assignes or assignees upon Condition that if James Allen should pay Thomas Unwyn £54 on the last day of November 1638 at the house of Th. Unwyn in Bumpstead aforesaid that then the said grant and livery to be void and Whereas the £54 is unpaid and therefore the said Conveyance has become absolute and Whereas James Allen has since borrowed of Thomas Unwyn the sum of £33.19.6. Now Know that J. Allen has for ever released and quit claimed to T. Unwin his title to the above mentioned estate, except the Messuage or Tenement with the two pieces of pasture adjoining. In witness whereof both parties have set their hands and seals. December 26th 1638. 14th Charles I.

Endorsed. That the above is a true copy of James Allen release to Mr. T. Unwyn which release is remaining in the hands of Sir Thomas Bendishe Baronet by which Release this copy was examined by us Tho-Unwvn & t. Donnett senr.

D/B 2/6  1861-1864  Records of Thomas Turner's Charity. Deeds of land (8a.) called Cocks Croft in Clavering, including Abstract of title, 1861, reciting from 1814 Also sale particular, with plan, 1861, of property in Clavering and Langley (contract copy of Henry Burrows of Saffron Walden, as treasurer and on behalf of the Trustees of Turner's Charity, purchaser of Cock's Croft for £250). Conveyance of 1864 recites that land had been purchased in HENHAM in accordance with will of Thomas Turner, made 10 June 1623, and that in 1844 part of this land had been purchased for £250 by the Northern and Eastern Railway Company. [For more details of Turner's Charity see Charity Commissioners Reports 1819-37 pp. 58--581]

D/B 2/CHR9/3/25  13 November 1708 Edmund Turner’s charity
Counterpart lease between the trustees of Turner’s charity and Thomas Squire of HENHAM, yeoman, of a farm and other property in Little HENHAM for 15 years at an annual rent of £20

D/B 2/CHR9/3/26 1 July 1730 Edmund Turner’s charity - Deed. Counterpart lease between the trustees of Turner’s charity and James Eldred of Quendon, yeoman, of a farm at Little HENHAM and other land for 21 years, at an annual rent of £20

D/B 2/QSS7/14/126  2 July 1749 Sacrament certificate  Edward Stephens, of HENHAM 
D/B 2/QSS7/14/245  29 October 1780  Sacrament certificate  Peter Bowis, excise officer, HENHAM

D/C/F86/46 1947 Diocesan records - DIOCESE OF CHELMSFORD - HENHAM

D/CC 33/5 1882 DIOCESE OF CHELMSFORD  Consecration papers, 1882 HENHAM. Addition to churchyard. Includes plan.

D/CC 59/5  1908  HENHAM Addition to churchyard. Includes conveyance and plan. Conveyance dated 1st Dec 1899, from Salisbury Baxendale of a piece of land containing 2 roods and numbered H226 on the tithe map as an addition  to the churchyard. The plot is behind Friars cottage. Plan dated 4th May 1908. Mr J. Wright, churchwarden, gives the vicar W Ivel-Williams little or no in formation about how the project is progressing (this rankles the vicar)

D/C/F76/41 1937 Diocesan records - HENHAM
D/C/F85/44 1946 Diocesan records - Henham
D/C/F86/45 1947 Diocesan records - Henham

D/C/F91/72  1952 HENHAM. Holy Table. Addition to churchyard. Includes plan
D/C/F100/139 1961 HENHAM. Installation of electric light

D/C/Z29
  1912 Office copy of the will of Alfred Lyles Mumford of Rugby (co. Warwick),  engineer,  containing bequest to HENHAM Parish Church Restoration Fund


D/CF 84/26 Faculty: Henham
D/CF 86/46 Faculty
D/CF 97/59 Faculty
D/CF 102/1/4 Archdeacon's certificate: Henham

D/CP 8/45 Conveyance by Salisbury Baxendale to The Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England of land 675square yards bounded on the south by Henham churchyard, bounded on the north by land belonging to Salisbury Baxendale

D/CP 8/46 Conveyance dated 19 Aug. 1958 of Keyham House for a parsonage house. Between William Walter King of Cedar Wood, Mill Road, Henham and the Church Commissioners and The Right reverend Father In God Sherard Falkner for £2,500. Formerly known as Keyham Cottage 

D/CR 187  1800-1866 Bishops’ Transcripts Deed of parsonage, HENHAM. Includes Conveyance and plan

D/CT 176B 1840  HENHAM Tithe Map 26.6 inches to 1 mile [81"x 59"] Photograph to be produced

For another copy see B1574. For deeds of Pledgdon Hall Farm, 1798-1896, see T31; deeds of Broom Farm. 1821-1892, see D/DBi T33

D/C/Z29 office copy of the Alfred Lyles Mumford Rugby (co. Warwick), engineer, containing bequest to Henham Parish Church Restoration Fund 1912

D/DA Q3 1796 Letters of dispensation To Rev. Francis Tutte, clerk, allowing him to hold two benefices, viz. rectories of HENHAM and Sheering  

D/DAc 142A  c.1650  Alexander Ratcliffe (in right of wife). The Manor of HENHAM [field names and areas and rents] 

D/DAc 224  1674 Deed CLAYTON MSS. Abstract of title of Sir Edward Smith, reciting 8 deeds 1632-68. Manor and borough of Thaxted, manor of Horham, Spencers fee and Coldhams fee, and Horeham Park, in Thaxted, HENHAM, Chickney and Great Sampford; a[Armigers] farm [purchased by Dane Briget Smith and Thomas Smith from Lord and Lady Anne Maynard, containing 200 acres at Green end, Blunts and Dayries farm, messuage and farm in Monks Street, Little Horham Farm, two river meads and two osier grounds, all in Thaxted; the manor of Mount Hall in Theydon Mount and Theydon Garnon [a few further details and field names]

D/DAr T47  1804 RECORDS OF ARKWRIGHT FAMILY OF MARK HALL, LATTON AND HARLOW- Deeds - Manor, rectory and advowson of HENHAM, manor and demesne lands and messuage in West Field in Sheering

 

D/DB 466  Martinmas, 1724 Deed Final Concord - Richard Clarke and Peter Cooke (plaintiff) versus John Edridge senior and wife Mary and Henry Notage and wife Joanna (deforciants). 2 messuages etc., 2 acres land and 2 acres pasture in Stansted Mountfitchet and HENHAM.

D/DB 502  Trinity 1643 Deed Counterpart Final Concord. Thomas Mitchell v. John Cutts esq.

The Manor of Rickling a messuage, garden, dovehouse, 100 acres land 10 acres meadow, 20 acres pasture and 60 acres wood in Rickling, Ugley, Stansted Mountfitchet, Manuden, Clavering, Berden and Quendon

D/DB 504  Will dated 12 November 1662, proved 14 June 1665. Probate of Will of Thomas Mitchell (died 14th June 1665) of Rickling, gent. Devises to son John: His Manor & lands in Rickling, Ugley, Berden, HENHAM, Elsenham & Bovinger [no details]. Monetary bequests to daughter Mary, son Thomas, his daughter who is wife of William Pettit of Horseheath (Cambridgeshire), Yeoman, & the children of his daughter Ann. Executor: son John

D/DB 507 
29 July 1682 Deed Quitclaim; for £1000.
Francis Bradbury of Wicken Bonhunt, gent. to Thomas Mitchell of Rickling Hall, gentleman (son and heir of John Mitchell.) Recites D/DB 505 and 506

The Manor-house and capital messuage of Rickling Hall; and several closes, viz. Westley Springs (1 rod 10 perches), Great Westley (46 acres), two closes called Deerecrofts (14 acres), Ley Westley (five and a half acres), two and a half acres in Ley Westley (purchased. of John Browne), Ley Westley (seven and three quarter acres), Wallnuttree Croft (two and a quarter acres), Dovehouse Croft (2 acres), one hopground containing 1 rod, Broome Wood (36 acres), Brome Pasture (one and a half acres), Marlow Wood alias Burnow Spring (9 acres), Burnow Mead (two and three quarter acres), Burnow Field (32 acres); all in the parishes of Rickling, Berden, Ugley and Widdington; and formerly the estate of Richard Cutts of Debden esq., and which Thomas Mitchell (father of John Mitchell) purchased from John Cutts (son of Richard) in 1641. [No further details].


D/DB 508
  3 May 1683 Marriage Settlement (Bargain and Sale enrolled).
Thomas Mitchell of Rickling Hall, gent. to Thomas Ashby of Albury, Hertfordshire, gent., and Richard Mitchell of Rickling, yeoman. On the marriage of Thomas Mitchell and Sarah Ashby (daughter of Thomas Ashby). The Manor-house and Capital messuage of Rickling Hall; and close called Great Westley with the Spring

D/DB 509
  22 April 1709 Probate of Will of Thomas Mitchell senior of Rickling Hall, gent.  Proved 10 February 1712/3. Devises to son Thomas Mitchell: His manors and lands in Rickling, Ugley and Berden; charged with payment of legacies to son John and daughter Sarah (who is to hold his two fields called Kelsey and Eleven Acres containing 40 acres until the legacy is paid). Bequests to wife Sarah and brother Richard. Executor: said son Thomas  Witnesses: William Snell, Elizabeth Stubbings and Elizabeth Humfreys.

D/DB 510
  2 April 1716. Deed  Duplicate Lease for 12 years; at annual rent of £52 10s.
Sarah Mitchell of Rickling, widow, to Barlee Charles Banson of Berden, gent.

The messuage or mansions house of Rickling Hall in Rickling, and fields called Great Westlye, Deer Crofts, Leye Weatlye, Wallnut Tree Croft, Dovehouse Croft, and Burnow Field, containing together 107 acres; in the occupation of Thomas Mitchell, gent. Interesting husbandry covenants


D/DB 513  3 April 1716. Deed Duplicate Lease for 12 years, at annual rent of £242 10s.

Thomas Mitchell of Stepney, Middlesex, gent., to Barlee Charles Benson of Berden, gent..

The messuage or mansions house of Rickling Hall in Rickling, and fields called Great Westlye, Deer Crofts, Leye Weatlye, Wallnut Tree Croft, Dovehouse Croft, and Burnow Field, containing together 107 acres; in the occupation of Thomas Mitchell, gent. Recites D/DB 510, 511. Thomas Mitchell grants this lease in confirmation of that made by his mother Sarah (D/DB 510), and in case she should die before the term expires


D/DB 515  7 December 1720, proved 18 January 1720/1 Probate of Will of Thomas Mitchell of Stepney, Middlesex, gent. Devises to brother John Mitchell:

His manors and lands in Rickling, Ugley and Berden; charged with payment of legacies to daughter Deborah and sister-in-law Mrs. Anne Snell.

Bequests to Nathaniel Byron, John Paul, Thomas Mussell, Robert Mead and William Pampion, in trust for the poor of the congregation of Stepney, the Poor of Rickling, John Sewell, teacher of the congregation in Stansted, brother-in-law Timothy Brand and wife Sarah (sister of Thomas Mitchell), uncle Richard Mitchell, brother-in-law William Snell and wife Cecilia, Mrs. Anne Snell, and servants Dinah Browne and Anne Earle.

Executor: brother John Mitchell. Witnesses: Charles and Hannah Kesar and Thomas Hagstan.



D/DB 515A  5 November 1736.Release of Legacy  Manor of Rickling Hall in Rickling, Ugley, Stansted Mountfitchet, Manuden, Clavering, Berden, Quendon and HENHAM; land in Debden and Widdington; messuage in Albury, and ‘The Old King’s Head’, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. Release of Legacy of £2000 under Will of Thomas Michell [D/DB 515]. Deborah Michell of London, spinster (daughter of Thomas Mitchell) to John Michell (brother of Thomas Mitchell]. Recites D/DB 515846 

D/DB 516
  28 September 1724. Lease for 21 years for £284. John Michell of London, gent., to John Stubbing of Rickling, gent.

The messuage or mansion house of Rickling Hall, with certain fields called Great Westleye, Deer Crofts, Leye Westley, Walnut Tree Croft, Dovehouse Croft (now called the Orchard or Grass yard), Marlow and Burnow Springs, Broome Wood, Broome Croft, Churches Mead, Northy Field Peece, Lincoln Lye Peece, Coney Earth Wood, Coney Earth Pightle, 2 pieces in Lane Field, 1 piece in Low Field, Little Hall Field, 6 pieces in Great Hall Field, Hall Field Bottom, Broad Field Peece, 1 piece in Eight Acres, Kelsey, Thirteen Acres, Eleven Acres, Two Acre Croft, Barrance, the Hopp Ground, the Lye; a cottage at Church End in occupation of William Parker, Church End Orchard, the Vicarage Ground, a cottage with brick kiln and meadow in occupation of John Hasler; a cottage on Rickling Green in occupation of James Stanley; and the great tithes of Rickling; all in Rickling and Ugley. [No further topographical details]. Husbandry covenants

 

  
D/DB 517  10 November 1736. Deed Release [Lease missing] for £3712.

John Michell of London, gent., and wife Frances, to Allyn and Joshua Smith of Battersea, Surrey, sugar refiners.

Recites Settlement on Marriage of John Mitchell and Frances Smith (daughter of Allyn Smith), dated 16 May 1718.

The Manor of Rickling Hall, with certain fields called Great Westleye, Deer Crofts, Leye Westley, Walnut Tree Croft, Dovehouse Croft (now called the Orchard or Grass yard), Marlow and Burnow Springs, Broome Wood, Broome Croft, Churches Mead, Northy Field Peece, Lincoln Lye Peece, Coney Earth Wood, Coney Earth Pightle, 2 pieces in Lane Field, 1 piece in Low Field, Little Hall Field, 6 pieces in Great Hall Field, Hall Field Bottom, Broad Field Peece, 1 piece in Eight Acres, Kelsey, Thirteen Acres, Eleven Acres, Two Acre Croft, Barrance, the Hopp Ground, the Lye; a cottage at Church End in occupation of William Parker, Church End Orchard, the Vicarage Ground, a cottage with brick kiln and meadow in occupation of John Hasler; a cottage on Rickling Green in occupation of James Stanley; and the great tithes of Rickling; all in Rickling and Ugley.

A farmhouse called Peningtons; and closes etc. in Henham; A farmhouse called Trueths, and lands in HENHAM’

A messuage on Upwick Green in Albury, Hertfordshire; and closes etc. in Albury; ‘The Old King’s Head’ Inn in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire; Place names, acreages and occupiers given, but very few bounds.

 
D/DB 518  18 November 1762. Deed. Conveyance (Lease for one year)

(i) Thomas Mitchell of Rickling Hall, esq. (only son and heir of John Mitchell);

(ii) Thomas Greive of St Swithin’s Lane, London, gent; and

(iii) Philip Price of the Inner Temple,gent.

The Manor of Rickling Hall, with certain fields called Great Westleye, Deer Crofts, Leye Westley, Walnut Tree Croft, Dovehouse Croft (now called the Orchard or Grass yard), Marlow and Burnow Springs, Broome Wood, Broome Croft, Churches Mead, Northy Field Peece, Lincoln Lye Peece, Coney Earth Wood, Coney Earth Pightle, 2 pieces in Lane Field, 1 piece in Low Field, Little Hall Field, 6 pieces in Great Hall Field, Hall Field Bottom, Broad Field Peece, 1 piece in Eight Acres, Kelsey, Thirteen Acres, Eleven Acres, Two Acre Croft, Barrance, the Hopp Ground, the Lye; a cottage at Church End in occupation of William Parker, Church End Orchard, the Vicarage Ground, a cottage with brick kiln and meadow in occupation of John Hasler; a cottage on Rickling Green in occupation of James Stanley; and the great tithes of Rickling; all in Rickling and Ugley.

A farmhouse called Peningtons; and closes etc. in Henham; A farmhouse called Trueths, and lands in HENHAM; A messuage on Upwick Green in Albury, Hertfordshire; and closes etc. in Albury; ‘The Old King’s Head’ Inn in Bishops Stortford, Herts


D/DB 519
  1762 November Manor of Rickling Hall in Rickling, Ugley, Stansted Mountfitchet, Manuden, Clavering, Berden, Quendon and HENHAM; land in Debden and Widdington; messuage in Albury, and ‘The Old King’s Head’, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

Deed - Conveyance (Lease for one year) for various considerations.

(i) Thomas Mitchell of Rickling Hall, esq. (only son and heir of John Mitchell);

(ii) Thomas Greive of St Swithin’s Lane, London, gent; and

(iii) Philip Price of the Inner Temple,gent.

The Manor of Rickling Hall, with certain fields called Great Westleye, Deer Crofts, Leye Westley, Walnut Tree Croft, Dovehouse Croft (now called the Orchard or Grass yard), Marlow and Burnow Springs, Broome Wood, Broome Croft, Churches Mead, Northy Field Peece, Lincoln Lye Peece, Coney Earth Wood, Coney Earth Pightle, 2 pieces in Lane Field, 1 piece in Low Field, Little Hall Field, 6 pieces in Great Hall Field, Hall Field Bottom, Broad Field Peece, 1 piece in Eight Acres, Kelsey, Thirteen Acres, Eleven Acres, Two Acre Croft, Barrance, the Hopp Ground, the Lye; a cottage at Church End in occupation of William Parker, Church End Orchard, the Vicarage Ground, a cottage with brick kiln and meadow in occupation of John Hasler; a cottage on Rickling Green in occupation of James Stanley; and the great tithes of Rickling; all in Rickling and Ugley.

A farmhouse called Peningtons; and closes etc. in Henham.

A farmhouse called Trueths, and lands in HENHAM.

A messuage on Upwick Green in Albury, Hertfordshire; and closes etc. in Albury.

‘The Old King’s Head’ Inn in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.

D/DB 520  29 November 1762 Deed: Exemplification of a Common Recovery.

Philip Price gent. v. Thomas Greive gent.  Vouchee: Thomas Michell esq.

The Manor of Rickling Hall, 2 messuages, 7 gardens, 300 acres land, 20 acres meadow, 20 acres pasture, 200 acres wood, 20 acres furze and heath and common of pasture in Rickling and HENHAM. Court seal of George III; perfect. .


D/DB 524
  25 February 1765  Manor of Rickling Hall in Rickling, Ugley, Stansted Mountfitchet, Manuden, Clavering, Berden, Quendon and HENHAM; land in Debden and Widdington; messuage in Albury, and ‘The Old King’s Head’, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.  Quitclaim (Deed poll) for various considerations.

Philip Howell of London, merchant, and wife Frances (only daughter and younger child of John Michell), Thomas Michell of Rickling Hall, Rickling, gent. (only son and heir of John Mitchell and wife Frances), Joshua Smith of Battersea, Surrey, esq., Richard Coope of Fulham, Middlesex, esq. (executor of Allyn Smith).

The Manor of Rickling Hall, with certain fields called Great Westleye, Deer Crofts, Leye Westley, Walnut Tree Croft, Dovehouse Croft (now called the Orchard or Grass yard), Marlow and Burnow Springs, Broome Wood, Broome Croft, Churches Mead, Northy Field Peece, Lincoln Lye Peece, Coney Earth Wood, Coney Earth Pightle, 2 pieces in Lane Field, 1 piece in Low Field, Little Hall Field, 6 pieces in Great Hall Field, Hall Field Bottom, Broad Field Peece, 1 piece in Eight Acres, Kelsey, Thirteen Acres, Eleven Acres, Two Acre Croft, Barrance, the Hopp Ground, the Lye; a cottage at Church End in occupation of William Parker, Church End Orchard, the Vicarage Ground, a cottage with brick kiln and meadow in occupation of John Hasler; a cottage on Rickling Green in occupation of James Stanley; and the great tithes of Rickling; all in Rickling and Ugley.

A farmhouse called Peningtons; and closes etc. in Henham.

A farmhouse called Trueths, and lands in HENHAM.

A messuage on Upwick Green in Albury, Hertfordshire; and closes etc. in Albury.

‘The Old King’s Head’ Inn in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.

Recites: D/DB 517

D/DB 528  1 November 1799 Deed Conveyance (Lease for one year).
Mary Trench Chiswell of Debden Hall, widow, to James Raymond of the Middle Temple, esq.

A capital messuage in Amberden in parish of Debden; a close called Dane End (4 acres); 3 pieces of pasture called the Grove (24 acres); a close called the Orchard (2 acres); and closes called Dovehouse Close (4 acres), Calves Pightle (4 acres), Upper Ten Acres, the Eight Acres, Hither Mole Hall Field (23 acres), Further Mole Hall Field (24 acres), the Grove (5 acres), Brooke Field (30 acres), with a slip of land at its bottom (2 acres); the Three Acres, the Ten Acres, the Five Acres, Hither Wood Leys (3 acres), Further Wood Leys (3 acres), the Pumps (2 acres); 2 groves called the Springs (10 acres); 2 tofts on which 2 messuages formerly stood; and also 4 acres of pasture (formerly taken out of Lilley alias Littley Wood); in Widdington and Debden

Signature of Edmund Humfrey. Seal: armorial, illegible. Witnesses: Jo Greene, john Greene, Junior, Jo Baynes and Mathew Alexander. Endorsed: ‘No.(18)’


D/DB 530
2 November 1799 Deed Covenant for production of title deeds. 
Mary Trench Chiswell of Debden Hall, widow, and Dame Mary Vincent of Wimpole Street, Middlesex, widow, to James Raymond of Saffron Walden, esq. Recites 20 Deeds, 1568-1793, the earliest being Bargain and Sale; dated 6 June 1568: Richard Cutts of Widdington esq. to Thomas Newman of Quendon, gent.- The Moiety of the Manor of Rickling Hall. Bare list of parties and main property


D/DB 531  1 November 1799 Deed.  Conveyance (lease for one year)

(i) Dame Mary Vincent of Wimpole Street, Middlesex;

(ii) Mary Trench Chiswell of Debden Hall (widow of Richard Muilman Trench Chiswell); and

(iii) James Raymond of Saffron Walden, esq.

The moiety of the Manor of Rickling Hall; and woods etc., called Broom Wood, Northey Wood and Dredge Croft Spring, in Rickling and Ugley; and a cottage in Rickling opposite to the Brick Kiln, in occupation of [Blank] Johnson. [No details].

D/DB 604   23 December 1800  Manor of Rickling Hall. Memorandum of Surrender by Thomas Fuller of HENHAM, labourer (uncle and heir of James Fuller), to use of Thomas Furley Forster of Quendon, esquire. A cottage on Rickling Green, abutting east on a way from Rickling Green to Rickling Hall, west on lands late of John Phillips and now of Frances Fishe widow, south on a house of Ralph Prior, and north of Frances Fishe; and a piece of land belonging (5 rods by 2 rods). To which premises the said James Fuller was admitted under Surrender and Will of his father William Fuller, and on the death of his mother Martha Fuller; at Court dated 12 October 1779 Steward: John Wolfe esquire

D/DB 834  19 October 1747. Admission Manor of Church Hall.
Admission of Mary Hunter (wife of James Hunter), & Prudence Page (wife of Thomas Page), on deaths of their father George Wright & brother George Wright.

A messuage, & a croft of land called Walpoles alias Herds, on which the said messuage is built, & containing 6 acres, being in Broxted between the lands of the Manor of Broxted East, & sometime of John Pake West, abutting on the highway from HENHAM to Dunmow South, & on Bexon North.
[Court of Osmond Beauvior esq. Stewart: Thomas Bridge gent.].

D/DB 977  27 April 1709  Miscellaneous papers, chiefly of the Hanchett, Raymond, Fuller and Inglis families. Bonds/letters. Bond in £1000; For payment of £500: Thomas Michael senior & junior of Rickling, gents., to William Canning of Elsenham, gentleman [Draft]. 

D/DB 978 1730 10 letters concerning a Settlement on Elizabeth Canning.

D/DB 979 1730 Bond in £500 for payment of annuity of £50: George Guyver senior of HENHAM, gent., to George Guyver junior (his son). [Recites Settlement of even date].

D/DB 980 9 September 1731 Bond in £2400: George Guyver junior of HENHAM (super mont), gent., to John Michell of London, gentleman [Recites intended marriage between said George Guyver & Elizabeth Canning of Widdington, spinster (eldest daughter of George Canning late of Debden, gent., deceased); with a marriage portion of £1200]. D/DB 981 9 September 1731 Bond in £2400: George Guyver junior to John Michell & Henry Staines of Great Dunmow, gentleman [Recites as in 980]. [Sealed].(Draft).

D/DB 983  1731 Miscellaneous papers, chiefly of the Hanchett, Raymond, Fuller and Inglis families - Letters/Bond 3 letters concerning Marriage Settlement of Elizabeth Canning.

D/DB 984 1761 - 2 letters of William Canning, concerning the Settlement of £1200, of his sister, now Mrs.Guyver (formerly Elizabeth Canning).

D/DB 985 21 October 1763 - Bond in £3200: Thos. Michell of Rickling, esq., to Jas. Raymond of Walden, esq. (For the Payment of £1680 mentioned in a Mortgage of even date). [Seal torn away].

D/DB 986 c.1730 - A description of the copyhold lands (of Manor of HENHAM Hall), & freehold lands [? in HENHAM], of George Guyver senior, intended to be settled    

D/DB 1075 - Probate of Will dated 24 March 1720/21, & proved 8 January 1723/4. Probate of will of Richard HENHAM Michell of HENHAM, gent. Devises to nephew John Michell of London, gent.:

All his property in HENHAM & Elsenham [No details].
(Bequests to: niece Sarah Brand, cousin Mary Rolfe (wife of Robert Rolfe), children of brother-in-law George Canning, children of sister Elizabeth Stubbing, of deceased, Deborah Michell (widow/nephew Thomas Michell]& the poor of HENHAM & Rickling).
Executor: John Michell. Witnesses: Thomas Rous, Nathaniel Jones & Thomas Kagstan.    

D/DB T257  1717 Deed - two messuage, cottage and 14 acres land (Final Concord) in Finchingfield, HENHAM and Asheldham                           
D/DB T619  1662-1831 Deeds of a messuage called Attwoods & land, copyhold of manor of HENHAM
D/DB T620  1672-1768 Deeds of a messuage & lands, copyhold of manor of HENHAM
D/DB T621  1677-1733 Deeds of a messuage & lands, copyhold of manor of HENHAM
D/DB T622  1701-1849 Deeds of land in Plattfield (3acres), HENHAM
D/DB T623  1703-1769 Deeds of a messuage called Nockhams & land (3acres), HENHAM
D/DB T624  1704-1810 Deeds of a messuage called Kipes alias Thorpes, HENHAM 
D/DB T625  1714-1798 Deeds of meadows & other lands in HENHAM
D/DB T626  1719-1734 Deeds of a messuage called Crowchmans & lands, copyhold of manor of HENHAM 
D/DB T627  1727-1764 Deeds of a messuage & lands, copyhold of manor of
D/DB T628  1742-1769 Deeds of a messuage called Civers & lands, copyhold of manor of Henham
D/DB T629  1759-1831 Deeds of messuages and land (35 acres), Henham
D/DB T630 1709-1833 Deeds of miscellaneous small copyhold properties in Henham

D/DB T631  1719-1839 Abstract of title of a farm and land in HENHAM Abstract of title of Mr Joseph Perry to a messuage or tenement and farm and several pieces of land at Wood End Green, sold to Mr James Smith in 1839. For £200 to James Guin Searle by Thomas Nottage for several messuages , tenements, closes amounting to 35 acres in Henham thereforetoo in the tenure or occupation of Richard Bush and then of Thomas Nottage

 
D/DB T635  1757 Deeds of Feake family estates in HENHAM, Harlow, Sheering and Surrey

D/DB T636 1650-1839 Deeds - of Shore Family estates in HENHAM. For £200 to James Guin(?) Searle by Thomas Nottage for several messuages, tenements, closes amounting to 35 acres in Henham thereforeto in the tenure or occupation of Richard Bush and then of Thomas Nottage

D/DB T672  1852,1867 Deeds Of Oakley otherwise Ugley Hall Farm, Ugley and HENHAM

D/DB T1244  1586-1622 Deeds - bond between Robert, Earl of Sussex and Francis Shute of Mynley in Yateley (County of Hants.), widow, for £12,000, Francis to hold Manor of HENHAM, Manor of Diss (County of Norfolk), and after death of the other parties, the Manor of Woodham Walter, 1612]

D/DB T1652 1680-1799 Deeds: Land (5 acres) in Stansted Mountfitchet, copyhold of Manor of Thremhall Priory, 1680-1799 Messuage, cottage and lands (18 acres) [field-names] in Elsenham and Stansted Mountfitchet, 1714-1778 [including sale catalogues attached to Covenant, 1778 of 15 acres of pasture in Stansted Mountfitchet and land and property in Elsenham] Capital messuage and land (13 acres) in Elsenham Messuage formerly called Butchers Tenement, messuage and lands (52 acres) [field-names], all at PLEDGDON in Henham Lands (52 acres) called Raines alias Seven Ashes in Stansted Mountfitchet, 1738 [copy] Messuage and lands (2 acres) at Morrell Green in Takeley, 1750-1791 Land (14 acres) belonging to messuage called Coxes in Elsenham, 1794 and 1798 [copies] Land (4 acres) called Hobbs Mead in Stansted Mountfitchet, copyhold of Manor of Burnells, 1799 [recites 1735] Including Will of Elizabeth King (wife of Henry King of Takeley, victualler), 1769, and copies of Wills of Robert Vincent, senior, citizen and stationer of London


D/DB T1664 1769-1850 Deeds - Land (2 acres) whereon messuage stood at Fullers End fronting on Elsenham-HENHAM road and abutting north partly on cooperage and garden and partly on Poor House, Elsenham

Messuage demolished between 1803 and 1804; property including former tanyard, 1769, and brewhouse, 1772; including copy of Will of Alexander Mcwhinnie of Elsenham, school-master, 1799 (proved in P.C.C., 1801)


D/DB T1667 1821 Deeds Land (4 acres) called Broxted alias Britons Croft [as in T1662], 1790 and 1820; land (6 acres) called Horse Frith [as in T1658, 1662] adjoining Mole Hill Green in Takeley, copyhold of Manor of Waltham Hall, 1794; lands called long Meadow (3 acres) and Monksfield alias Monkscroft (eight and a half acres), Elsenham[as in T1661], part of Farm (forty nine and a half acres] [see T 1659, 1661-3], 1794 [Including copy of probate copy of will of John Stock of Pledgdon Hall in HENHAM, gent., 1817 proved in P.C.C., 1819); and copy Deed of Enfranchisement of messuage and lands (26 acres) [field- names] and messuage called Brights and lands (31 acres) [field-names; as in T1651, 1655], all at Gaunts End, and lands (8 acres) [field- names] at East End

D/DBa/O6/8 1597 Parish returns of corn stocks, dealers in and processors of grain, victuallers, alehousekeepers, and bakers, etc., in response to "articles" issued by justices of the peace in their divisions for "PLESDEN" [Pledgdon Hamlet in HENHAM]. Returns by John Banterup, constable, William Long and Henry Hallis to 9 articles: 1,2. names of sellers and purchasers and holders of corn, giving varieties and quantities, and price of one sale; 3-9 "we answer nothinge"

D/DBa/O18/2 1643 BARRINGTON FAMILY OF HATFIELD BROAD OAK - High constables’ and parish constables’ returns relating to the raising of men and the supply of arms and horses for the Eastern Association Uttlesford Hundred

“The returne of Thomas Hamond for his deuision of Vttlesford hundred and whot Towns he hath precepted to for this meeting as followeth”

Lists Wimbish Debden, Widdington, Takeley, Stansted [Mountfitchet], Rickling, Quendon, Elsenham, HENHAM, Birchanger. (those marked thus * have a cross added against them)

D/DBa/O18/3  1643 BARRINGTON FAMILY OF HATFIELD BROAD OAK

High constables' and parish constables' returns relating to the raising of men and the supply of arms and horses for the Eastern Association Uttlesford and Dunmow Hundreds

Return of "Dragoones" for Debden, [Wimb]ish [no names], HENHAM, Elsenham [no names], Widdington, Great Chesterford, Newport, Chrishall and Elmdon; “[torn]aksted” [Thaxted] and “Barwick” hamlet [in Good Easter] [both in Dunmow Hundred]. Under Debden only, name of subscriber as well as dragoon given

D/DBa/O18/4  1643 BARRINGTON FAMILY OF HATFIELD BROAD OAK - High constables’ and parish constables’ returns relating to the raising of men and the supply of arms and horses for the Eastern Association Uttlesford, Dunmow and Freshwell Hundreds

Return of “Footte” [soldiers] for Debden, Wimbish, HENHAM (names struck through), Quendon, Birchanger [no names], Helions Bumpstead [in Freshwell Hundred], Great Chesterford, Newport, Wicken Bonhunt, Heydon, Wendon Lofts, Wendens Ambo and Arkesden; Gt Canfield; and Ashdon Under Debden, Wimbish and HENHAM only, names of subscriber(s) as well as soldiers given

D/DBa/O18/27 1643 HENHAM, Pledgdon Hamlet parish constables' returns relating to the raising of men and the supply of arms and horses for the Eastern Association. Return of 4 (2 crossed through) names, "these are to be assessors". Signature of Edward Bard, constable  
 
D/DBa F51  6 July 1631 BARRINGTON FAMILY OF HATFIELD BROAD OAK

Letters of Administration: Granted to Thomas Cocke father of Mary Cocke formerly of HENHAM (Archdeaconry of Colchester)

D/DBb T89 1605-1863 DEEDS OF ESSEX INNS AND PUBLIC HOUSES OWNED BY BENSKINS -
Deeds of Star and Garter, HENHAM - Copyhold of manor of HENHAM Hall. This sign is first used in 1779; from 1718 it was called The Sun. Also three deeds of messuage called Pettitts in Takeley, 1622-1686, and two admissions to copyhold property in Hertfordshire, 1605, 1658

D/DBe M1-9  BENYON FAMILY - Manor of Church Hall in Broxted - This manor included properties in Thaxted, Widdington, Debden, HENHAM and Chickney


D/DBi
  The Gilbey family record in this collection begins with Henry Gilbey of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire (1789-1842). He had several children including three sons Henry Parry Gilbey (1824- 1892), Walter Gilbey (1831-1914) of Elsenham Hall, created first baronet in 1893 and Alfred Gilbey (1833-1879) of Wooburn House, Buckinghamshire, who married Agnes Crosbie in 1858. Sir Walter Gilbey of Elsenham Hall in turn had several children including three sons-Sir Henry Walter Gilbey of Elsenham Hall (1859-1945), Arthur Nockolds Gilbey (1861-1939) and Guy Gilbey (1868-1930). Sir Henry Walter Gilbey had a son Walter Ewart Gilbey (1886-1941) and his eldest son was Sir Walter Derek Gilbey born in 1913 of Elsenham Hall, later of Wineham, Sussex.

The Gilbey family of Elsenham Hall owned land in Elsenham (see D/DBi T1-27, E1), HENHAM (see D/DBi T28-45), Takeley (see D/DBi T48-53) and elsewhere in Essex and also had estates in Hertfordshire acquired by Henry Gilbey of Bishops Stortford (1789-1842), in Wooburn, Buckinghamshire acquired by his son, Alfred (1833-1879) and in Exeter, Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire and London. The brothers Walter (later Sir Walter, 1st Bart.) and Alfred Gilbey established themselves as wine merchants in Oxford Street, London in 1857 and were joined by their brother Henry Gilbey in 1864 (see D/DBi B2). The business was expanded in 1860s to include agencies in Upper Sackville Street, Dublin, the Haymarket, Edinburgh and in Carmarthen, Newport and Swansea as well as London (see D/DBi B6-8, B15). Property in the wine producing region of Medoc, France was purchased before 1900 (see D/DBi T81). Interest in the tobacco trade was acquired with shares in R. and J. Hill Ltd. (see D/Dbi B22, B34). In the 1880s and 1890s, other members of the Gilbey family were brought into the wine and spirit business (see D/DBi B25-33).

For news cuttings including portraits and other printed ephemera about the Gilbey family at Elsenham Hall see T/P 68/12/3, T/P 68/4 


D/DBi P3  1877 Map - GILBEY FAMILY - Ordnance Survey, First Edition, Sheet XIV.14 , 25 in. to 1mile

D/DBi P4  1893 Copy tithe map - GILBEY FAMILY Copy tithe map and extract from confirmed apportionment giving property of Charles Smith. c.25 in to 1mile 59″ x 42″ Whole parish of HENHAM showing Pledgdon Hall, Green End Farm and village of HENHAM. Coloured and annotated. For original tithe map and apportionment of 1840 see D/CT 176 


D/DBi T28  1692-1899 Deeds - GILBEY FAMILY  Deeds of Pennington Hall Farm, 2 acres land in Catts Lane, 2 1/2 acres called Sloebush in Outfield and part of Sandhill Field, arable land called Saffron Garden, all copyhold of manor of Pledgdon alias Prison Hall, HENHAM and a house, butcher’s shop and yards in Elsenham

D/DBi T29  1798-1821 Deeds - GILBEY FAMILY OF ELSENHAM Deeds of messuage and farm called Rolfes in hamlet of Pledgdon, copyhold of manor of Pledgdon alias Prison Hall, HENHAM

D/DBi T30 1798-1851 Deeds - GILBEY FAMILY Deeds of Sandpitts Farm comprising 101acres land and land in Sandhill Common, Outfield Common and Hide Common, HENHAM

D/DBi T31  1798-1896 GILBEY FAMILY OF ELSENHAM AND W. AND A. GILBEY, WINE AND SPIRIT
MERCHANTS Deeds of manor of Pledgdon Hall and manor house of Pledgdon alias Prison Hall, HENHAM 241acres land in Broxted, 33 acres wood in Broxted and HENHAM Abstracts of title, 1817-1892

D/DBi T32 1819-1873 Deeds - GILBEY FAMILY Deeds of messuages and land at Prison Green inc. field called Herrings and part of Outfield Common, HENHAM

D/DBi T33 1821-1892 Deeds - GILBEY FAMILY  Deeds of Broom Farm and Pledgdon Hall Farm, copyhold of manor of Pledgdon alias Prison Hall, HENHAM Including map from sale catalogue for Broom Farm and Pledgdon Hall Farm, c.1892

D/DBi T34   1756-1898 Deeds - GILBEY FAMILY Deeds of HENHAM windmill

D/DBi T35 1798-1883 GILBEY FAMILY OF ELSENHAM AND W. AND A. GILBEY, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANTS Deeds of Little Mill Field, copyhold of manor of Pledgdon Cannons alias HENHAM Rectory, HENHAM

D/DBi T36  1821 GILBEY FAMILY OF ELSENHAM AND W. AND A. GILBEY, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANTS

Deeds of 5 acres of land part of Great Cannons field copyhold of manor of Pledgdon Commons alias HENHAM Rectory, alias HENHAM

D/DBi T37 1885 GILBEY FAMILY OF ELSENHAM AND W. AND A. GILBEY, WINE AND SPIRIT
MERCHANTS. Deed of Copperton Field, freehold of manor of Pledgdon Commons alias HENHAM Rectory,

D/DBi T38  1851-1907 - GILBEY FAMILY OF ELSENHAM AND W. AND A. GILBEY, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANTS   Deeds of cottage at Wood End Green and other copyhold lands of manor of HENHAM Hall, HENHAM Including abstract of title, 1851-1907

D/DBi T39 1862-1899 GILBEY FAMILY OF ELSENHAM AND W. AND A. GILBEY, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANTS - Deeds of Green End Farm, copyhold of manor of HENHAM Hall, HENHAM Including schedule of deeds, 1862-1899


D/DBi T40 1820 GILBEY FAMILY OF ELSENHAM AND W. AND A. GILBEY, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANTS - Deeds of three messuages in Pledgdon hamlet, Henham

D/DBi T41 1888 GILBEY FAMILY OF ELSENHAM AND W. AND A. GILBEY, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANTS - Deed of a cottage near the railway, held of the manor of Elsenham hall, Henham

D/DBi T43 1903 GILBEY FAMILY OF ELSENHAM AND W. AND A. GILBEY, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANTS - Deed of of strip of land in Henham including plan

D/DBi T44 1912 GILBEY FAMILY OF ELSENHAM AND W. AND A. GILBEY, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANTS - Deed of Orchard Cottage, Henham

D/DBi T45 1913 GILBEY FAMILY OF ELSENHAM AND W. AND A. GILBEY, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANTS - Deed of land and cottage in Henham near Woodend Green including plan

 

D/DBi T46  1889 GILBEY FAMILY OF ELSENHAM AND W. AND A. GILBEY, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANTS.
Sale catalogue of Shortgrove Estate, including Home Farm, Parsonage Farm in Newport, Widdington, Saffron Walden and Debden; Ringers Farm, Martins Farm, Hospital Farm in Newport and Widdington; Wicken Hall Farm, Wicken Lower Farm in Wicken Bonhunt; Sparrows End Farm, Wenden mills in Wendens Ambo and Newport; Hobs Aerie Farm in Arkesden and Wendens Ambo; Clanvers End Farm in Wendens Ambo; Wicken Bonhunt mill; copyhold lands of manors of Newport Pond, Shortgrove Hall in Newport and others; Pledgdon Hall Farm in HENHAM and Broxted; Broom Farm in HENHAM


D/DBs T63
1844 Deeds of manors of HENHAM Hall and HENHAM Rectory

D/DBy P3/1  c.1810-1812 AUDLEY END ESTATE, SAFFRON WALDEN.
Map - Intended London and Cambridge Junction Canal, Bishop’s Stortford to Cambridge; Ralph Walker, Engineer (original signature). 1 and a half inches to 1 mile 11 inches x 41 inches. Lithograph. Course runs close to River Stort to Elsenham, thence after tunnel close to River Cam to near Audley End, whence detour through two tunnels between park and Saffron Walden town thence close to Cam towards Cambridge. Roads including turnpike roads, water-mills, reservoirs, parks and farms with names of owners; miniature elevations of several churches and of Quendon tower-mill; head of Stort. Relief shown by hachures. Essex parishes: HENHAM, Ugley, Quendon, Widdington, Newport, Wicken Bonhunt, Littlebury, Great and Little Chesterford.

D/DBy P4  1790 AUDLEY END ESTATE, SAFFRON WALDEN - map

 ’Proposed Navigation From Bishops Stortford, through part of Essex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, to the Brandon River, on the borders of Norfolk; approved by the General Meeting of the Noblemen, Clergy, Gentlemen & Freeholders of the Said Counties, Held at Great Chesterford in the Year 1789; Engraved by order of The Honourable The City of London. Surveyed by John Rennie Engineer & F.R.S.E. London. Engraved & Published by William Faden Geographer to the King, 1790′ [Stort and Brandon Navigation]. 1 inch to 1 mile 21 inches x 48 inches. Course follows the Stort fairly closely from Bishops Stortford to Elsenham. It then joins the Cam between Ugley and HENHAM and follows the river as far as Audley End where it makes a detour between Audley End and Saffron Walden. From Littlebury to Ickleton, Cambridgeshire, it runs to the east of the river, then branches north-east and meanders as far as Wilton, near Brandon, Norfolk, on the Little Ouse.

D/DC/23/285  30 October 1731 Conveyance (Release [Lease for a year missing], for £6

Roger Arnall senior of Finchingfield, to William A. (s. of Roger A.) of HENHAM-on-the-Mount, both blacksmiths

A smith’s shop standing in the highway from Bumpstead to Finchingfield with land (4p.), formerly purchased out of the lord’s waste by Edward Mulle, late of Shalford, blacksmith, one head abg. on a field called Chunks belonging to the Manor of Cornish Hall; a messuage adjoining the shop and lately built on part of the said 4p. of land; all in occupation of said William A., in Cornish Hall End, in Finchingfield


D/DC 23/376 MISCELLANEOUS ESSEX DOCUMENTS- large artificial group of deeds, sorted alphabetically by parish - HENHAM. 1717 Admission of Robert Davye alias Johnson, on d. of father Robert D. alias J. A messuage called Cocks, in occupation of William Salemon, copyhold of the Manor of HENHAM alias HENHAM Hall, in Henham


D/DC 23/623
  10 March 1740/1  Will of Ann Hockley of Thaxted, Widow Davises to kinswoman Mary Green (wife of Thomas Green late of HENHAM, Tailor), on condition that she pays £12 to niece Mary Hart (daughter of John Hart of Thaxted, yeoman) A messuage with feedings and commonage, purchased of James Rolph, in which she now dwells; near Cutlers Green in Thaxted [Legacies to Elizabeth, Ann, and Susannah Hart (daughters of said John Hart); to Joshua Smith (son of Joshua Smith of Old Sampford, labourer, deceased), to Thomas Whiffen of Old Sampford; to widow Sutton, now of Thaxted; to Thomas Cornell, who now dwells with me; residue of estate to executor.] [Executor: brother-in-law John Hart. Wtn: Hannah Bowtell, Judah Drane, W: Bridge


D/DC 27/108
1799 Admission of Thomas Heard, wheelwright, on conditional surrender of Daniel Heard [as in 27/104], to hold for life [As in 27/104], but the several closes containing 9 acres later in occupation of James Frankling and Thomas White. [Lord, as in 27/107 Steward: George Wade, gent.].

D/DC/27/862 28 Sep. 1366 Grant - Roger Pynchepol of Henham to William Molendinarius [Miller] of "Plecheden" [Pledgon] in Henham. Grant. A messuage with adjoining curtilage, with hedges and ditches, lying bet. the messuage of Hen, Mosenot on one side and the messuage of Jn. Gentleman on the other side, one head abutting on the way from Pledgon to Thaxted, the other head abutting on the meadow of “Roger in The Hale”; in the hamlet of Pledgdon in HENHAM.

D/DC/41/174
  18 November 1806 Miscellaneous deeds arranged alphabetically by parish

Lease for 15 years at annual rent of £80 (Counterpart)

John Parrish of Netteswell, farmer, to James Westwood of HENHAM, farmer

Farm (90a.) [no details] in Henham and Debden [Husbandry clauses]

 

D/DC 41/445  20 October 1676, proved 30 Dec.  Probate of Will of John Hammant of Little Wenden, blacksmith. Devizes messuage in Great Wenden [Wendens Ambo] lately purchased from Matthew Churchman, land (2acres) in field called Hungerden in Wendens Ambo and 3 years use of 2 barns called `the haybarne' and the `misling barne' and yard belonging to messuage called Cobbs in Little Wenden [Wendens Ambo] to wife Annis; land (1acre) called Gooding Shott in Wendens Ambo lately purchased from Thomas and Margaret Hammant to Margaret Hammant of HENHAM, widow; land (1acre) in field called Wenden Headen to Daniel Hammant (son of brother Nicholas); messuage called Cobbs and land in Little Wenden [Wendens Ambo] in occupation of Robert Jaggard, and lands (3acres), copyhold of manor of Wenden Hall, comprising of (1acre) called Hockleys Layes in Newport, (1acre) in Wendens Ambo in Russlow Field and (1acre) in Wendens Ambo lately purchased from John Malen and wife Katherine to John Hammant (son of Nicholas Hammant, junior  and numerous small bequests


D/DCn 2  9 October 1693. Deed Mortgage for 500 years; for £25.

Arthur Hayward of Strethall, husbandman, to James Collin of HENHAM, yeoman.

Close called Parkefield (containing 8 acres) in Chickney. Reclaimed by depositor, 1965

D/DCn 3  23 October 1693. Mortgage for 500 years; for £25.
Arthur Hayward of Strethall, yeoman, to William Taverner of Elsenham, husbandman

Close called Parkefield (containing 3 acres) and half an acre of adjoining land, lying at lower end of close called Parkfield, from gate into Spring Lane as far as Parke Meade, and lying next lands called HENHAM Park at Western part called Moores Part, in occupation of Henry and Margaret Wood, in Chickney. Reclaimed by depositor, 1965


D/DCn 4  6 January 1714/5 [Deed] Assignment of mortgage of 23 October 1693 (D/DCn 3).

John Tavernor of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, salesman, (executor of William Tavernor of Elsenham, husbandman) to John Collin of HENHAM, yeoman.

Close called Parkefield (containing 3 acres) and half an acre of adjoining land, lying at lower end of close called Parkfield, from gate into Spring Lane as far as Parke Meade, and lying next lands called HENHAM Park at Western part called Moores Part, in occupation of Henry and Margaret Wood, in Chickney. Reclaimed by depositor, 1965


D/DCn 5
  1 January 1718/19 [Deed] Conveyance (Lease for 1 year); for £110.

Arthur Hayward of Strethall, yeoman, to John Collin of HENHAM, yeoman.

Close called Parkefield (containing 3 acres) and half an acre of adjoining land, lying at lower end of close called Parkfield, from gate into Spring Lane as far as Parke Meade, and lying next lands called HENHAM Park at Western part called Moores Part, in occupation of Henry and Margaret Wood, in Chickney. Reclaimed by depositor, 1965

D/DCn 6  2 January 1718/19. [Deed]
Conveyance (Release); for £110. Arthur Hayward of Strethall, yeoman, to John Collin of HENHAM, yeoman. Close called Parkefield (containing 3 acres) and half an acre of adjoining land, lying at lower end of close called Parkfield, from gate into Spring Lane as far as Parke Meade, and lying next lands called HENHAM Park at Western part called Moores Part, in occupation of Henry and Margaret Wood, in Chickney. Reclaimed by depositor, 1965

D/DCn 7  3 January 1718/19. Deed to lead the uses of a fine. (and copy)

Arthur Hayward of Strethall, labourer (son of Arthur Hayward lately of Strethall, yeoman, deceased) to John Collin of HENHAM, yeoman. Close called Parkefield (containing 3 acres) and half an acre of adjoining land, lying at lower end of close called Parkfield, from gate into Spring Lane as far as Parke Meade, and lying next lands called HENHAM Park at Western part called Moores Part, in occupation of Henry and Margaret Wood, in Chickney.  Reclaimed by depositor, 1965


D/DCn 8
  3 January 1718/19 Deed to lead the uses of a fine. (and copy) - Arthur Hayward of Strethall, labourer (son of Arthur Hayward lately of Strethall, yeoman, deceased) to John Collin of HENHAM, yeoman.

Close called Parkefield (containing 3 acres) and half an acre of adjoining land, lying at lower end of close called Parkfield, from gate into Spring Lane as far as Parke Meade, and lying next lands called HENHAM Park at Western part called Moores Part, in occupation of Henry and Margaret Wood, in Chickney.  Reclaimed by depositor, 1965


D/DCn 9
  30 December 1718. [Deed] Quitclaim, for £25. Arthur Hayward of Strethall, labourer ( grandson of late Arthur Hayward of Chickney, cordwainer, and son of late Arthur Hayward of Strethall, yeoman) to John Collin of HENHAM, yeoman.

Close called Parkefield (containing 3 acres) and an acre of adjoining land, lying at lower end of close called Parkfield, from gate into Spring Lane as far as Parke Meade, and lying next lands called HENHAM Park at Western part called Moores Part, in occupation of Henry and Margaret Wood, in Chickney. Reclaimed by depositor, 1965


D/DCn 11
  17 April 1745. [Deed] Mortgage for 1000 years; for £100

John Collin, senior, of HENHAM, yeoman, to Joseph Collin of Walden, gentleman

Close called Parkefield (containing 3 acres) and half an acre of adjoining land, lying at lower end of close called Parkfield, from gate into Spring Lane as far as Parke Meade, and lying next lands called HENHAM Park at Western part called Moores Part, in occupation of Henry and Margaret Wood, in Chickney. Reclaimed by depositor, 1965

D/DCn 12  22 April 1761. Deed Assignment of mortgage of 17 April 1745 (D/DCn 11)

(i) Philip Martin of Walden, gent. and wife Mary (executrix of late Joseph Collin of Walden, gent.), on direction of (ii) John Collin senior, of HENHAM, yeoman, at nomination of (iii) Thomas Wofe of Walden, gentleman (executor of late Turner Collin of Walden, gent.), on behalf of (iv) John Collin, infant of 20 years (son of Turner Collin), to (v) James Raymond, esq.

Close called Parkefield (containing 3 acres) and an acre of adjoining land, lying at lower end of close called Parkfield, from gate into Spring Lane as far as Parke Meade, and lying next lands called HENHAM Park at Western part called Moores Part, in occupation of Henry and Margaret Wood, in Chickney.  Reclaimed by depositor, 1965

D/DCn 13  21 April 1761. Deed Conveyance (Lease for 1 year), for £220.

(i) Philip Martin of Walden, gent., and wife Mary (executrix of late Joseph Collin of Walden, gent.), on direction of (ii) John Collin senior, of HENHAM, yeoman, at nomination of (iii) Thomas Wofe of Walden, gentleman (executor of late Turner Collin of Walden, gent.), on behalf of (iv) John Collin, infant of 20 years (son of Turner Collin), to (v) James Raymond, esq.

Close called Parkefield (containing 3 acres) and half an acre of adjoining land, lying at lower end of close called Parkfield, from gate into Spring Lane as far as Parke Meade, and lying next lands called HENHAM Park at Western part called Moores Part, in occupation of Henry and Margaret Wood, in Chickney. [Recites mortgage of 17 April 1745 and assignment of 22 April 1761 (D/DCn 11,12)] Reclaimed by depositor, 1965

D/DCn 14  22 April 1761. Deed Conveyance (Release), for £220.

(i) Philip Martin of Walden, gent., and wife Mary (executrix of late Joseph Collin of Walden, gent.), on direction of (ii) John Collin senior, of HENHAM, yeoman, at nomination of (iii) Thomas Wofe of Walden, gentleman (executor of late Turner Collin of Walden, gent.), on behalf of (iv) John Collin, infant of 20 years (son of Turner Collin), to (v) James Raymond, esq.

Close called Parkefield (containing 3 acres) and half an acre of adjoining land, lying at lower end of close called Parkfield, from gate into Spring Lane as far as Parke Meade, and lying next lands called HENHAM Park at Western part called Moores Part, in occupation of Henry and Margaret Wood, in Chickney. [Recites mortgage of 17 April 1745 and assignment of 22 April 1761 (D/DCn 11,12)]. Reclaimed by depositor, 1965


D/DCn 15
  3 January 1464. [Deed] Grant William Rychemound of Thaxted to Margaret widow of William Clerk of Chickney and her son William Clerk, John Hokley, senior, Thomas Longe of HENHAM and Thomas Saboull of Broxted.

Tenement in Chickney once belonging to John Marchall Smyth of Chickney, lately in occupation of Thomas Roper of HENHAM, John Gelous of Debden, and Thomas Goodhewe of Thaxted by grant of Nicholas Bernerys and John Grene. 
Reclaimed by depositor, 1965

D/DCn 16  10 November 1514. Conveyance (Feoffment) William Clerke of Walden, tanner (son of William Clerke of Chickney) to Nicholas Colyn of ‘Broxhed’ [?Chawreth] and Thomas Norryse of Tiltey.

Tenement in Chickney once belonging to John Marchall Smyth of Chickney, lately in occupation of Thomas Roper of HENHAM, John Gelous of Debden, and Thomas Goodhewe of Thaxted by grant of Nicholas Bernerys and John Grene.

[Recites grant of 3 January 1464 (D/DCn 15)]  Reclaimed by depositor, 1965

D/DCn 17  11 November 1514.  Deed -  Quitclaim
William Clerke of Walden, tanner (son of William Clerke of Chickney) to Nicholas Colyn of ‘Broxhed’ [?Chawreth] and Thomas Norryse of Tiltey.

Tenement in Chickney once belonging to John Marchall Smyth of Chickney, lately in occupation of Thomas Roper of HENHAM, John Gelous of Debden, and Thomas Goodhewe of Thaxted by grant of Nicholas Bernerys and John Grene.

Reclaimed by depositor, 1965

D/DCn 20
  25 November 1630. Conveyance (Feoffment) - Joshua Shedd of Debden, yeoman,
to Nicholas Collyn, senior, of Sibleys in parish of Chickney, yeoman, and wife Jane and son Nicholas

2 crofts (containing 4 acres) in Amberden End in Debden; one called Le Ley lying between land late in the occupation of Thomas Wale on east, and highway from HENHAM to Thaxted on west, one head abutting on land late in occupation of Edmund Werte; the other called Mayse pightell lying between land called Skynners and aforesaid highway, one head abutting on Le Ley and the other on Skynners. Reclaimed by depositor, 1965


D/DCn 42
  10 February 1588/9 Inspeximus of Depositions of Witnesses. taken by Inquisitions, taken at Saffron Walden, in 1586 in dispute between Lord of Manor of Amberden and copyhold tenants, as to felling of timber for repairs. [Interesting details]. Witnesses: John Clarke of Debden, labourer; George Woodley of Debden, yeoman; Robert Shedd of Wimbish, husbandman; John Woode of HENHAM, husbandman; George Raymonde of Little Dunmow, gent.; Augustyn Creede of Widdington, husbandman.; Ralphe Turner of Thaxted, gent.; John Okeman of Widdington, husbandman.; Thomas Wrighte of Widdington, labourer.

D/CT 176A  1840 HENHAM Tithe Award - Transcript available in Searchroom

D/DEx/T30 1864-1875 Deeds of messuage and garden in HENHAM. Admission of manor HENHAM Hall


D/DFc 82  1 and 2 February 1684/5.  Mortgage in Fee (Lease & Release); for £60 (i) Lettice Baron of Audley End, Saffron Walden. (ii) Edmund Wright of Therfield, Hertfordshire, mealman, (iii) John Giver of HENHAM, yeoman. Part of several close and pieces of land called Blanch Garden, Short Croft, Long Croft, Ronne Field, Bush Field, New Close, Little Mead, Long Croft Wood; Short Croft Wood and the Pightle leading into the highway from Debden to Walden, containing 32 acres [No further details], all in Thunderley in parish of Wimbish.

D/DFc/83 
1 & 2 February 1684/5 Mortgage in Fee (Lease & Release); for £60.

(i) Lettice Baron of Audley End, Saffron Walden

(ii) Edm. Wright of Therfield, Hertfordshire, mealman

(iii) John Giver of HENHAM, yeoman.

Part of several close & pieces of land called Blanch Garden, Short Croft, Long Croft, Ronne Field, Bush Field, New Close, Little Mead, Long Croft Wood; Short Croft Wood & the Pightle leading into the highway from Debden to Walden, containing 32a. [No further details], all in Thunderley in parish of Wimbish.

D/DFc 83 Deeds of Weffells, Purton End, Debden and lands in Wimbish. Mortgage in Fee (Lease and Release); for £60. (i) Lettice Baron of Audley End, Saffron Walden. (ii) Edmund Wright of Therfield, Hertfordshire, mealman. (iii) John Giver of HENHAM, yeoman. Part of several close and pieces of land called Blanch Garden, Short Croft, Long Croft, Ronne Field, Bush Field, New Close, Little Mead, Long Croft Wood; Short Croft Wood and the Pightle leading into the highway from Debden to Walden, containing 32 acres [No further details], all in Thunderley in parish of Wimbish. 1 and 2 February 1684/5.

D/DGe 179 15 September 1747. Manor of Stebbing Hall.  Admission of Mary Guyver of HENHAM, widow, on Surrender of John Playle. Messuage called 'Le Tann House', a close called Home Field (now divided into 2 closes called Pale Ley and Home Ley), a parcel of pasture called Mill Meade (10 acres), parcel called Chapmans (1acre), parcel called Mortivaws (3 acres), with a small building called 'Le Shedd', and parcel called 'Le Plott', (late the lands of Thomas Hastlers); all within the said Manor; a moiety of 'Haslers the Hall now Kitchen the Barn the Hayhouse the Gatehouse the fore Yard the Back yard and Gardern Plott and the woodhouse to the foot Bridge'. (Annual rents of each given). Recites Absolute Surrender of John Playle (by Samuel Playle and James Emson, tenants), to use of Mary Guyver; dated 12 December 1743 Court of Elizabeth Countess Dowager of Essex, John Earl Gower and Thomas Bowen Esquire (trustees and testamentary guardians of Anne Holles Earl of Essex). Steward; Roger Coningesby esquire.

D/DGl/T71 1527 HASSOBURY ESTATE, FARNHAM, MANUDEN, STANSTED MOUNTFITCHETDeed of Manor of Bollyngtons and lands in Ugley, Stansted Mountfitchet and Berden; manor of Pynchpooles and lands in Manuden, Stansted Mountfitchet, Berden and Ugley; manor of ‘Ellesnam Crosse’ and lands in Elsenham and HENHAM [no details 


D/DGy T81
  1635 - 1668  Deed of croft, lately enclosed in two closes, called the Kangle 4 acres in Pledgdon Hamlet, HENHAM.

D/DGy/T82 1673 Deed of land (2a.) in Cotnam Field and Copperton Field alias Hyde, copyhold of Manor of HENHAM, HENHAM


D/DHt T1/74  8 January 1504  Feoffment  William Stane of HENHAM, smith, late of Ugley, to Andrew Prior, of White Roding, gent., Stephen Terlying, and John Foster of White Roding, and Thomas Birle of Abbess Roding. 16 acres of arable and an acre of meadow with a tenement called 'Kingstons' in White Roding. Witnesses: John Harvy; Thomas Pulter; John Horwood.

D/DHf/P33A  1850 Map of HENHAM.
Tracing of Enclosure Map [official copy deposited as Q/RDc 43B, award Q/RDc 43A]. 26.6 in. to 1 mile 81″ x 60″. Areas enclosed (630 a.): six open fields in S. of parish and four open fields and ` Common Fen’ in NW. Map of S. and NW. of parish, with connecting roads. Shows pre-enclosure strips in the open fields, adjacent buildings, some old enclosures (with names), and Eastern Counties Railway. Names of open fields and lanes; names of some adjacent enclosures, with owners

D/DHf T13  from 1593  Deed of messuage and land, HENHAM and Stansted Mountfitchet. [Fine court seal]

D/DHt/T61/1  29 September 1654 Sale :

Arthur Woolward, alias Hayward, of Chickney, yeoman.
George Haydon, sen. of Charwith, alias Broxted, yeoman

Messuage called `Springegate’ withe malt house, barns, stables, etc. orchards and gardens, next the  highway from HENHAM to Debden, W. also a close of pasture (1 ac) adjoining the messuage and a slipe or chaseway leading from Debden to HENHAM lying on the West side of the messuage, Chickney


D/DHt T61/5
  20 July 1716 Deeds of Chickney  John Garrett,of Furneaux Pelham,Herts.,and Elizabeth his wife,widow of James Collin, late of HENHAM yeoman. Nathaniel Salmon, of Clavering, yeoman. Right of dower in seven closes of arable land and pasture, called `Cow-pasture' `Witthiburrs', ‘Woolstones', `Whiteland' and `Wrenn's Park', Chickney [6 signest seals]  


D/DHt/T109/12  4 Nov. 1729 Sale

William Marscall, of Woodham Walter, Yeoman s.& h. of John Mascall, late of Finchingfield, blacksmith

William Arnall, his son, of HENHAM-on-the-mount, blacksmith

Thomas Walford, of Birdbrook, esq.

3 Messuages in `Spains Town end’ abuttting on `Bloys Field’ , Finchingfield (Signet Seal)
Sale William marscall, of Woodham Walter, Yeoman s.& h. of John Mascall, late of Finchingfield, blacksmith William Arnall, his son, of HENHAM-on-the-mount, blacksmith Thomas Walford, of B…


D/DHt T109/13
  29 October 1731 Sale Roger Arnell, Sen., of Finchingfield, blacksmith. William Arnall, his son, of HENHAM-on-the mount, blacksmith. Smith's Shop messuage adjoining in `Cornish Hall end' Finchingfield

D/DHt T131/2  16 June 1688  Bond Thomas Gowere, of Much Hadham, Yeoman. and Daniel Willey, of HENHAM, yeoman. Jane Addams, of Sawbridgeworth, Herts. £400 [Paper]

D/DHt T131/3   1 June 1696. Quitclaim. John Dennis, of Cheshunt, Herts, husbandman, son & heir of John Dennis and Mary his wife, of Henham and g.s. of George Baythorpe late of Henham Daniel Willey, of HANHAM (Henham), yeoman.  Piece of arable land in Henham, called `Plumtree Shott' in `Outfield Common' by the lands of Pledgdon Hall, containing 11/2ac.

D/DHt/T131/4  1 October 1715 Bond:
Roberts Davy, alias Johnson, of HENHAM farmer         
Henry Bacon, of HENHAM, victualler. £70 [Paper]

D/DHt/T131/5
  27 December 1711 Marriage Settlement
Andrew Willey, of HENHAM, yeoman

John Piggott, of Much Easton, yeoman, Thomas Willey, of Much Hadham, Herts, brother of Andrew Willey, in trust for Sarah Piggott, d. of John Piggott, whom Andrew Willey is about to marry

Croft called `Kangle’ (4 ac.) in a hamlet called `Pledgdon Green’, adjoining the land of `Pledgdon Hall’ called `Reedings’  E. and N., `Muncks croft’ in Elsenham, S. land of Mr. Tho. Stock, called `Towser’, W., HENHAM. [4 seals]


D/DHt T131/6 25 October 1717. Henry Bacon receipt. Andrew Willey. £91.14.5, for mortgage of Robert Davy on lands in HANHAM (Henham)and other debts

D/DHt/T131/7  17 May 1661 Sale: Thomas Mortlock, of Haverhill, gent. s. of Samuel Mortlock of HENHAM, gent, and h. of Samuel and John, sons of the said Samuel Nathaniel Blackes of HENHAM, yeoman

2 closes at Pledgdon, containing 4 ac. and called `The Kangle’, HENHAM

D/DHt/T131/8  26 December 1711 Sale: Andrew Willey, of HENHAM, yeoman; John Piggott, of Gt. Easton, yeoman and Thomas Willey, of Much Hadham, Herts, yeoman brother of Andrew Willey

Croft, formerly 2 parcels, called `Kangle’ in the Hamlet of Pledgdon, HENHAM [sig. seal]

D/DHt T131/9  18 Feb. 1667 Sale. Nathaniel Blakes, of Clavering,yeoman. Thomas Munsho, of Rickling, husbandman. 2 closes called `Kangle' [Seal],HENHAM

D/DHt/T131/10  14 June 1639 Deeds - Quitclaim

Elizabeth Clark, of HENHAM, widow of John Clark, of `Old Mead’ Henham, yeoman
Samuel Mortlock of HENHAM yeoman

closes called `Kangle’ (7 ac.) at Pledgham Green, lying between the `Reading’ and `Monks croft’, HENHAM

D/DHt T131/11
  Receipts. 28 October 1613 Robert Pennyngton, s. of Rob. Pannyngton se., of Pledgdon in HENHAM. John Pennyngton, executor of the will of the late Rob. Pennyngton. The brewing vessels left him by his father.

D/DHt T131/12  10 Feb. 1625 Agreement Henry Wiseman, of Elsenham, esq. Robert Pennyngton, of HENHAM, gent. Concerning the manor of Elsenham,`cross House' at Henham, etc. with memorandum endorsed. 


D/DHt/T131/13
  2 November 1629 Sale: Lands in Elsenham and HENHAM, in `How field’ Coppeton and `Sandyll’,with a schedule of the said lands. Seal of Pennington only

Henry Wiseman,and Robert Pennington

Geoffrey Watts,of Great Leighs, clerk (R. of Gt. Leighs 1619)

D/DHt T131/14  4 July 1720 Sale How Hicks, esq of Gloucs. and Mary his wife sole d. &h. of Geoffrey Watts, late of Gt. Leights, gent. Alexins Clayton, of the Middle Temple, gent. Messuage and land called `Brome' or `Brewhouse Farm' in HENHAM and Elsenham [Arm. 2 bars azure, in chief 3 ogresses] 

D/DHt T131/15 4 October 1604. Sale. Robert Pennyngton, of PLEDGDON and Lowis Covild, of PLEDGDON (badly stained) re Lands in the hamlet of PLEDGDON in Henham


D/DHt T131/16
  21 Apr.1725 Copy of court roll Henham Hall Sir John Eyles, etc. Death of Daniel Willey. Admission of his brother Edward Willey. Messuages and tenements, HENHAM  (I cannot read)

Death of Daniel Willey. Admission of his brother Edward Willey. Messuages and tenements, HENHAM


D/DHt T131/17
  20 April 1736  Deeds  Copy of court roll Pledgdon. Death of Samuel Wood. Admission of his son Samuel Wood. Messuage called `Humphrys' or `Hamstalls', HENHAM

D/DHt T131/18 Deeds  Release Jonas Thompson, of HENHAM, cordwainer, George Hamond, of Furneaux Pelham, Herts., yeoman, Messuage called `Nockhams' and a cottage, Henham [Seal]

D/DHt/T131/19  3 DEC. 1622 Agreement. Manors of HENHAM and Woodham Walter [Seal] Frances Shute, widow, of Yateley, Hants. George, Earl of Buckingham

D/DHt/T249/8  19 July 1710 Sale: Ann Savill, of HENHAM, widow and Edward Savill, her son, carpenter, and Mary, his wife, James Savill, another son, book binder of London

Mary Squire, of HENHAM,spinster

`Dovehouse croft’, `Longlease’, etc.,Stansted Mounfitchet

[4 sig. seals]

D/DHt T281/1  28 September 1743 Copy of court roll manor of Ugley Bayley Heath.  Death of Euer Ward and admission of Frances Ward, his daughter. Close of one acre, 1 rood formerly a hop-ground, by a lane to HENHAM in Ugley.

D/DHt/T325/2  1613 Licence for Robert, earl of Sussex to alienate, to Sir Wm. Bonyer, kt., manors of Beaulieu alias Newhall (Boreham) Old Hall (Boreham), Woodham Walter, Burnham Mangapps, HENHAM, Clopton Hall (Gt. Dunmow), Fitzwalters (Shenfield), Sheering, Little Dunmow, Ashdon, Wimbish, Berghold, Dunmow Priory, and lands in Boreham, Springfield, Little Waltham, Great Baddow, Lt. Baddow, Gt. Bardfield, Leighs, Hatfield, Woodham Walter, Ulting, E. Hanningfield Mundon, Woodham Mortimer, Burnham, Creeksea, St. Lawrence, Asheldham, Southminster, HENHAM, Shenfield, Great Dunmow, Lt. Dunmow, Barnston, High Easter, Stebbing, Bardfield, Felsted, Gt. Tey, Pleshey, Saling, Ashdon, Saffron Walden, Sheering, Harlow, Wimbish, Thaxted, Radwinter, Tolleshunt Major and Goldhanger

D/DHt/T408/2  1838 Deed of brewhouse in Saffron Walden, and public house [those outside Essex omitted: no details about the houses] viz.  “King’s Head’, Elsenham; Cottages in Broxted, Steeple Bumpstead, Chrishall, HENHAM, Saling, Wimbish.

(Copy Agreement for lease by George Gibson and Francis Gibson of Saffron Walden, bankers and brewers, for executors and trustees of will of Jabez Gibson (1837), to Joseph Taylor and William Taylor of Bishops Stortford (co. Herts.) [?brewers])

D/DHt T761/9  4 June 1743  Lease for his life John Calverley,of Doddinghurst, gent. Dorothy Edwards, of Cockfield,Suss., Messuage, abutting on Chickney Hall E. land of John Collings, S. Highway from Chickney to HENHAM, W. and Spring Gate Farm,N. containing in all 52 ac.[Seal] Chickney.


D/DHu T1
  1749 -1754  Deeds of manor or borough of Thaxted, manors of Horham, Spencers Fee and Coldhams Fee, park called Horham Park, capital messuage called Horham Hall in Thaxted. Also tenement called Loves at Cutlers Green and land 14 acres (field-names) and chaseway in Thaxted, HENHAM, Chickney, Broxted, Great Sampford and Great Bardfield and Little Bardfield 

D/DHu/T2  1764-1777 Deeds of land (1110 a.) in Thaxted, HENHAM, Chickney, Broxted, Great Sampford and Great and Little Bardfield

D/DHu T7  1779-1824  Deeds of land, including some in Henham

D/DHu/T9  1500-1655 Deeds of manor or borough of Thaxted, manors of Horham, Spencers Fee and Coldhams Fee, park called Horham Park, capital messuage called Horham Hall in Thaxted; tenement called Loves at Cutlers Green and land (14 a., field-names) and chaseway in Thaxted, HENHAM, Chickney, Broxted, Great Sampford and Great and Little Bardfield; tenement called Clements Greves and land (40 a.), copyhold of manor of Horham Hall, in Thaxted; messuage called the Lodge (37 a.) in Thaxted and Broxted; manor of Remhams in Wraysbury, Buckinghamshire

D/DHu T12  1593 -1670  Deeds of manor or borough of Thaxted, manors of Horham, Spencers Fee and Coldhams Fee, park called Horham Park, capital messuage called Horham Hall in Thaxted]. Also tenement called Loves at Cutlers Green and land (14 acres, field-names) and chaseway in Thaxted, HENHAM, Chickney, Broxted, Great Sampford and Great and Little Bardfield


D/DH/VB2-VB73  ESSEX PORTION OF GORHAMBURY ESTATE ARCHIVES, LUCKYN FAMILY OF MESSING - Manor of Messing Baynard

The Manor appears to have been granted by Richard de Reimes, to Roger de Mesing, with his daughter Amicia in marriage, but Roger was heir of Anketil de Messing, who had also held lands in Messing. Roger de Messing had a daughter, wife of Thomas Bainard, whence the Manor came to the Baynard family. Richard Baynard, dying 1473, left a daughter and heiress Grace, wife (2) of Edmund Danyell. The Manor passed to the Danyell family, the last of whom, John Daniell, sold it with the other Manors in 1582 to Thomas Diggs, who sold them to Christopher Chiborne. Eventually in 1650 Richard Chiborne sold them to Capell Luckyn. Domesday Book, 1086. ‘Land of Radualfus aignardus’. ‘Metcinges is held of Bernardus of Radulfus. It was held in King Edward’s time by a free woman for a Manor and \’bd a hide. Now there is 1 border there, and wood for 12 swine. The value was 10s., now 3s.’ Ralph Baignard held also Manors is Essex at Ulting, Cold Norton, Woodham Walter, Curlai, Little Dunmow, Wimbish, Boroolditima, Pentlow, Burnham, Little Baddow, East Haningfield, Adem, Ramsey, Michelstow, Lawford, Wenden Loughts, HENHAM Hall, Ashden, Langford, and Barnewalden in Tolleshunt Knights, i.e. with Messing, 21 Manors, and also lands at Langford in Thurstable and Mageldana. Land of Roger de Raimis ‘Metcinges held by Roger in demesne. It was held in King Edward’s time by Ormar, a freeman, for a Manor and \’bd hide. There were then 6 villeins, now 3, 12 bordars, now 18, and 6 serfs, now 4. Then and now 2 teams in the demesne. Among the homagers were 5 teams, now 3. Wood for 40 swine, 20 acres of meadow, and now 1 mill. Then and now 2 horses, 2 cows with calves, and 100 sheep. Then 30 swine, now 20. Then and now 35 goats. The land has always been worth 100s. Of this manor Auschetillus holds of Roger 16 acres, and this is worth 5s. of the above value. Three sokeman holding (? who formerly held) in free tenure 18 acres belong to this Manor, and these Geroldus holds of Roger, and Roger says that he holds them in exchange.

D/DHu T26 Land (12 acres) called Common Much Field and land (18 acres) called French Leys in Broxted; messuage called Tills and land (56 acres, field-names) in Thaxted and Broxted; manor or borough of Thaxted, manors of Horham, Spencers Fee and Coldhams Fee, park called Horham Park, capital messuage called Horham Hall in Thaxted; tenement called Loves at Cutlers Green and land (14 acres, field-names) and chaseway, Armigers and Little Horham and land, messuages called Folley Mill and Monk Street Farm and land, Blunts Farm and land in Thaxted, Henham, Chickney, Broxted, Great Sampford and Great and Little Bardfield; manor of Stapleford Tawney, capital messuage called Stapleford Tawney Hall and land (380 acres), messuage called Little Tawney and land (148 acres), land (36 acres) all in Stapleford Tawney; woods in Stapleford Tawney and Stanford Rivers; advowson of Stapleford Tawney; land on which messuage called New Barne stood and three closes of meadow (30 acres., field-names), messuage and land (16 acres) in Theydon Mount; messuage in Kensington, Middlesex; share in New River Company 1613 - 1825

D/DK/F2/12  17th Sept 1705 inventory of Dan Willey of Henham

In the hall - one long table six people, one little table , one joined cupboard, 7 chairs,
In the parlour - one bedstead, one featherbed with furniture hereto belonging

In the chamber over the parlour – one bedstead and one featherbed, coverlet,  3 ?, 5 pillows with curtains and valence and 3 blankets, one chet one livery cupboard,

In the pantry - 3 half-hogshead , two barrels and other implements
In the dairy
In the kitchen - one long table, one press cupboard, two little tables, one jack….spitone pair of ….3?, one pair of tongs, one pair of Hillyard, one pair of bellows, one fowling piece

85 of pewter

In the cellar - 10 hogshead
In the room over the cellar – for wool and crape and other implements
In the brewhouse - one copper, one mashing tub3other tubs
In the coulting (?) house - one kneading trough, one meal tub
In the chamber over the brewhouse – 3 bedsteads, 3 flocks, 3 pairs of sheets8 blankets,

In the cheese chamber - ?

In the chamber over the dairy – 2 bedsteads with fustian and valence, one featherbed, one flockbed, 4 feather ?, one flock ?, 5 feather pillows, 6 blankets and one rug

In the chamber over the kitchen – one bedstead with curtains and valence, one flock and one feather bolster, one flock bolster, one pillow, 2 blankets,  and one coverlet, one chest of drawers, one hanging press, 2 chests, one box, 2 stools, one clock and other impls,11 pairs of sheets, 6 pairs of pillows, 6 table cloths, 2 dozen napkins

In the stable – 10 horses with their furniture
In the carthouse – 3 wagons and 2 dung carts with ropes and other implements, 3 ploughs and furniture, 4 pairs of harrows, 6 ~~?, 
In the granary -4 ???, 20 sacks of wheat, , a p? of malt
In the yard-15 cows, one bull,, one bullock, 27 pigs, 80 sheep, 42 ? of wheat, 58 of barley, , a panel of hay,

Wearing apparel, purse
Total value £ 660.13.6D/


D/DK/T229/25 
1520  Feoffment [2 copies but only one endorsed with livery of seisin] Wm. Marden of Doddinghurst, Ric. Packare and John Glascok of High Ongar at instance of Christopher Hawes of HENHAM, gent., to Tho. Barette of Kelvedon Hatch, John Newlok, Nicholas Wyllyams and Mich. Reyner, all of Doddinghurst and John Bakare of Kelvedon Hatch. Land in Kelvedon Hatch called Parkyns Albyn, formerly Alberkirke.  

D/DKw  TURNOUR FAMILY; HALLINGBURY AND PARNDON ESTATES. These documents relate to the Hallingbury and Parndon estates of the Turnour family and were purchased by Alan Keen from the late Earl Winterton in 1942.  D/DKw L1 concerns the Manor of Pledgdon in HENHAM

D/DKw/L1  c.1475 TURNOUR FAMILY; HALLINGBURY AND PARNDON ESTATES

Roll of evidence and proceedings in dispute between Robert Boydond and wife Margery and Henry  Caldeback and wife Cecily over ownership of manor of Pledgdon in HENHAM.  Recites evidence, 1274 -1475. For calendar see D/DKw L1A

D/DKw L1A Calendar of D/Kw L1  Calendar of roll of evidence and proceedings in dispute between Robert Boydond and wife Margery and Henry Caldeback and wife Cecily over ownership of manor of Pledgdon in HENHAM (D/DKw L1) by Canon J.L. Fisher [stored with D/DKw L1]

D/DM/L6   c.1630 MILDMAY FAMILY Copy of evidence in case Sir Hen, Mildmay v. Edmund Ditchfield and others (incl. Edward Earl of Sussex, Sir William Withipool and wife Jane, Lady Fitzwalter, widow of Henry Radcliffe, Viscount Fitzwalter, heir of Robert Earl of Sussex), concerning title to manor of Little Dunmow Priory and other priory lands [no details], manor of Mangapp and farms called Brocketts and Kettles in Burnham, vicarage impropriate of Lt. Dunmow, and tithes of rectories of Sailing, HENHAM and Hempnall (co. Norfolk), all part of Fitzwalter inheritance descending to Mildmays through Frances Radcliffe, mother of Sir Henry Mildmay, and daughter of Henry Radcliffe, Earl of Sussex. Including descent of property from dissolution, Ditchfield’s answer to charges, and depositions identifying lands and title deeds, clarifying the intentions of Robt., last Earl of Sussex, etc.

D/DM/Q2 1240 ECCLESIASTICAL MILDMAY FAMILY Little Dunmow Priory
Memorandum roll or summary of accounts rendered by bailiff and beadle of each manor and other property belonging to Little Dunmow Priory: Burnham, Woodham, Roydon, HENHAM, Shimpling [co. Suff.], Wimbish, Dunmow

D/DMd/257 1853-1900 Abstract of Title of William Fuller Maitland, esq., reciting 8 deeds, 1853-1899. Manor of PLEDGEDON Cannons alias the Rectory of Henham. [26 ff.]

D/DMd/258  1920 O.S. (1920 Edition) 25″ sheet of HENHAM, showing (?) manorial waste in colour  

D/DMg/T57  1817 EASTON LODGE ESTATE AND MAYNARD FAMILY. Deeds.

Conveyance of freehold and copyhold land in [place unidentifiable] from the trustees of Mr Thomas Scott deceased to Chas. Viscount Maynard. Damaged by fire and not fit to be produced. Schedule of deeds of lands in Ashdon, Broxted, Lt. Canfield, Gt. Dunmow Great and Lt. Easton, Thaxted, Lindsell, Passenham co. Northants, Tilty, HENHAM Radwinter, Bagworth and Thornton co. Leics and Takeley

D/DMh/F284  1697-1698 / 1708 MAJENDIE FAMILY OF CASTLE HEDINGHAM - Copy of extract of will of Isaac Bugby, of Braintree, gent., 1697, proved 1698, re copyhold lands in Shalford and HENHAM. (See D/ABR 14/59 for registered copy).

D/DMh/Z20  c1738-1875 MAJENDIE FAMILY OF CASTLE HEDINGHAM. Folder containing prints, engravings, photographs, extracts and illustrations from books for Essex and elsewhere - Parishes covered are HENHAM (1)

This item has been temporarily withdrawn by the depositor. To gain access to it, please contact Andrew Babbs at Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex, CO9 3DJ, tel 01787 460261, fax 01787 461473

D/DMy/15M50/38  20 December 1579. Covenant to stand seised manors, lordships and farms of HENHAM. Covenant by Thomas, Earl of Sussex to stand seised to uses in estates for augmentation of jointure of wife Frances, and for settling estates on male heirs, on brother Henry Radcliffe and sons of uncle Humphrey Radcliffe.

D/DMy/15M50/39  20 January 1614  Settlement on Marriage of Henry, Lord Fitzwalter and Jane Stanhope, daughter of Sir Michael Stanhope, manors, lordships and farms of HENHAM

D/DMy/15M50/40  1614 Final Concord Sir William Conyers and Thomas Audley v. Robert, Earl of Sussex and wife Bridget, Manors of HENHAM...

D/DMy/15M50/43  Hilary 1665  MILDMAY FAMILY RECORDS TRANSFERRED FROM HAMPSHIRE RECORD OFFICE  Final Concord Sir William Bowyer and Thyomas Audley v. Sir Thomas Richardson and Sir George Allington Manors of HENHAM

D/DMy/15M50/123  1614-1623  Valuations of lands of Robert, Earl of Sussex inc. manor of HENHAM 

D/DO/T518  1679 RECORDS OF A BRAINTREE SOLICITOR - Probate of Will of Geo. James of Manuden, gent., mansion house called Manuden parsonage, house in Manuden Street, advowson of Manuden and lands in Manuden and Farnham, and copyhold messuage in HENHAM

D/DP M1220  1579-1598 PETRE FAMILY OF INGATESTONE AND WEST HORNDON.  Composite court books, rentals, surveys, etc. Draft court books for numerous manors in Essex and elsewhere. Draft court book. Manors of HENHAM, Pledgedons cum Cannons in HENHAM,

D/DP T135/6  23 January 1583/4 Exemplification of final concord (Hilary Term 1563/4) Deeds of manors  [?Pledgdon in HENHAM]

D/DPn  Descent of the Manor of Sheering Hall, 1689-1725, from the evidence of D/Dpn T1/1-45, T2/1-16, supplementing and correcting the account in Morant, History of Essex , vol.II, p.500. Lord Viscount Hewitt (d. 1689) left all his estates, which included the Manor of Sheering Hall, to his four sisters. They instituted proceedings in Chancery in order that a fair division might be made and the commission established by that court allotted the Manor of Sheering to Dame Elizabeth Anderson (1691-2). She died in 1698 leaving it in trustees' hands to be sold and they agreed to sell it to Thomas Filmer for £5,200 [D/DPn T1/29]; he died, however, before the formal conveyance could be completed and the transaction was not finally settled until 1706. His daughters, Mary Filmer and Susanna Eddowes, in 1718 sold it for £6,300 to Robert Chester, a director of the South Sea Co.; he later acquired other property in Sheering which had also formed part of the original Hewitt estate as divided in 1692; both were forfeited upon the failure of the South Sea Co. and sold by the trustees to Samuel Feake for £11,325. \b D/Dpn T3-23. These bundles of deeds all relate to properties in Sheering acquired by the Glyn family, principally Rev. Thomas Clayton Glyn, in the early part of the nineteenth century. \b D/Dpn F1,2. Upon the death of their brother Samuel in 1774, Anne and Mary Feake inherited as co-heiresses the Manors of HENHAM and Sheering, etc.; Mary Feake died unmarried in 1803 leaving her moiety to Thomas Glyn and his wife Henrietta, wife Henrietta, which moiety was in turn inherited by their eldest son the Rev. Tho. Clayton Glyn. In 1844 it was agreed to make a partition of the whole estate, as there were too many co-heirs, and in that partition the Manor of Sheering, Durrington House and the Sheering Estates fell to the Rev. T.C. Glyn.

D/DPn E1 1805-1886 Sale catalogue, particulars and valuations, correspondence etc. relating to estates chiefly in Sheering and HENHAM, the property of Rev. Thomas Clayton Glyn and Clayton William Feake Glyn

Includes Particulars (field-names, cultivation and acreages) of New House and Sheering Hall Farms (1861), detailed solicitor’s bill for costs of exchange of land between C.W.F. Glyn and Mr. Barnard under the authority of the Inclosure Commissioners (1861), rough map of two cottages at Sheering (1850), sale catalogue of Sand-Pitts Farm (124 acres) at HENHAM (1812), and valuation (1860) and Agreement to purchase (1861) Wood End Green Farm in HENHAM, with map [sand pit marked on property], latter also relating to manors of HENHAM Hall and Rectory, and tithes, parsonage and about 200a. in HENHAM. Also including similar papers relating to property at Hackney, Middlesex and New Chapel Farm, Godstone, Surrey

D/DPn/F1 1757-1803 Wills and Settlements of the Feake family of Durringtons in Sheering relating chiefly to the Manors of HENHAM, Pledgdon Cannons alias the Rectory of HENHAM, and Sheering, the rectory and advowson of HENHAM, Parsonage Farm and the Cock in HENHAM and messuages called Durringtons, New House and Collins in Sheering

D/DPn/F2 1788-1850 RECORDS OF MANOR OF SHEERING HALL - Glyn family Settlements relating chiefly to the Rev.T.C.Glyn’s share of the Sheering and HENHAM Estates acquired as heirs of the Feake family, and also to other properties in Sheering acquired by him. Schedules of farm and field-names, etc. on deeds 1844, 1850

D/DQ 41/194   3 March 1695/6 Lease [release not deposited]

(i) Thomas Mead of HENHAM yeoman and wife Joan Mead, and son Thomas Mead of HENHAM, carpenter
(ii) Henry Nottage of HENHAM, carpenter

Parcel of ground previously with an orchard on and now with a barn built by (ii), c. 22 poles

D/DQ 41/350  9 January 1571 Indenture. (i) Thomas Gyver of Thaxted. (ii) Thomas Meade of HENHAM and John Meade his brother. Messuage called Taylors, 3 parcels land c. 4 acres. To the uses of Margaret Gyver and Andrew Gyver, son of (i) and John Meade son of John Meade, late of Great Easton Language Latin.

Houses and lands mentioned in indentures of ‘free deed’ made to mortgager by James Willet, 10 Oct.1636, and by Lewis Covill 25 Oct.1637. Witnesses: John King, Leonard Randoll

D/DQ 61/91
10 September 1731 RAYMOND AND REYNOLDS FAMILIES OF SAFFRON WALDEN AND GREAT DUNMOW AND MICHAEL FAMILY OF RICKLING HALL - Manor of Rickling Hall Settlement (release; lease for a year missing) on the intended marriage of George Guyver, jun., and Elizabeth Canning, and in consideration of £1200

(a) George Guyver, sen., of HENHAM, gent., and wife Mary and George Guyver, jun., of HENHAM, gent., their only son and heir; (b) John Michell of St. Margaret Moses, London, gent., and Henry Staines of Great Dunmow, gent.; (c) Elizabeth Canning of Widdington, spr.

Messuage, outhouses, buildings, barns, stables, yards, gardens, and orchards, and 2\’bd a. land behind in two parcels, one arable, one pasture, called the Upper Croft and the Lower Crft; two parcels of land
(1\’bc a.) in a common field called Easte Field; parcel of land (\’be a.) in a common field called Common Varne (\’be a.); croft of arable land (1a.) called Stones Acre; all in HENHAM, in occupation off William Wright; several parcels of land in HENHAM called Perryfield (25a.), Davyes Parte (6a.) and Woods Meade (7a.), in occupation of George Guyver, sen.
Witnesses: William Canning, Henry Staines, jun.

D/DQ 61/136  27 October 1635 Bargain and sale (inrolled) for £1100. Robert Panington of Pledgdon in HENHAM, gent., to Thomas Mitchell of Rickling, yeo. Manor of Elsenham Crosse; capital messuage with houses, buildings, yards, gardens, orchards and backsides adjoining (16a.), late in possession and occupation of Robert Penington and Thomas Field; messuage, etc., and little tenement adjoining (\'bd a.) called the Crossehouse; croft or close (3a.) called Crossehouse Croft; meadow (1\'bd a.); messuage late in possession of Peter Thurrowgood; croft (2a.) called Butlers Mead; eight parcels of land (20a.) in common field called Outfield; close (12a.) in common field called Sandhills; croft called Sands (6a.); two pieces of land (12a.) in common field called the Hide alias Hyde Field; all in HENHAM and Elsenham. Witnesses: Richard Pepys, R. Hodgsonn, Richard Butcher 

D/DQ 61/137  27 November 1635 Lease for 98 years 11 months, at yearly rent of £42. Robert Panington of Pledgdon in HENHAM, gent., to Thomas Mitchell of Rickling, yeo. Manor of Elsenham Crosse; capital messuage with houses, buildings, yards, gardens, orchards and backsides adjoining (16a.), late in possession and occupation of Robert Penington and Thomas Field; messuage, etc., and little tenement adjoining (\'bd a.) called the Crossehouse; croft or close (3a.) called Crossehouse Croft; meadow (1\'bd a.); messuage late in possession of Peter Thurrowgood; croft (2a.) called Butlers Mead; eight parcels of land (20a.) in common field called Outfield; close (12a.) in common field called Sandhills; croft called Sands (6a.); two pieces of land (12a.) in common field called the Hide alias Hyde Field; all in HENHAM and Elsenham. Recites demise for 99 years, by deed of even date, from Thomas Mitchell to Robert Penington. Witnesses: Henry Wiseman, Robert Barber, Thomas Boutle. The name and description of Thomas Mitchell have been erased from the parchment at the heading, and in the recital.

D/DQ 61/138  16 February 1654/5 RAYMOND AND REYNOLDS FAMILIES OF SAFFRON WALDEN AND GREAT DUNMOW AND MICHAEL FAMILY OF RICKLING HALL Manor of Rickling Hall. Demise for 99 years, in consideration of £600. Thomas Mitchell of Rickling, yeo., to Edward Brograve of Oldhall Green in Standon, co. Herts., esq.

Manor of Elsenham Crosse; capital messuage with houses, buildings, yards, gardens, orchards and backsides adjoining (16a.), late in possession and occupation of Robert Penington and Thomas Field; messuage, etc., and little tenement adjoining (\'bd a.) called the Crossehouse; croft or close (3a.) called Crossehouse Croft; meadow (1\'bd a.); messuage late in possession of Peter Thurrowgood; croft (2a.) called Butlers Mead; eight parcels of land (20a.) in common field called Outfield; close (12a.) in common field called Sandhills; croft called Sands (6a.); two pieces of land (12a.) in common field called the Hide alias Hyde Field; all in HENHAM and Elsenham. Recites D/DQ 61/136. Witnesses: George James, jun., Edward Hide, John Hide


D/DQ 61/139  6 October 1637 RAYMOND AND REYNOLDS FAMILIES OF SAFFRON WALDEN
AND GREAT DUNMOW AND MICHAEL FAMILY OF RICKLING HALL - Manor of Rickling Hall. Quitclaim

Lewis Covill of HENHAM, yeo., and Lewis Covill, his son and heir, to Thomas Mitchell of Rickling, yeo.

Right and title to 5a. pasture ground with barn, stable, three hog’s cotes and kitchen; 2a. pasture called the Moore; 2\’bd a. in the common field called Rowhey; 6a. pasture called the Broome; 3\’bd a. pasture called Sandy Close; all copyhold of the manor of Elsenham Hall, in Elsenham.

Witnesses: Thomas Bowtell, John Calthropp

D/DQ 61/140  4 March 1679/80  Bond in £40 to perform covenants in conditional surrender of even date. John Mitchell of HENHAM, tanner, to Matthew Wolley of Bishop's Stortford, gent. 5a. pasture ground with barn, stable, three hog's cotes and kitchen; 2a. pasture called the Moore; 2\'bd a. in the common field called Rowhey; 6a. pasture called the Broome; 3\'bd a. pasture called Sandy Close; all copyhold of the manor of Elsenham Hall, in Elsenham.

John Mitchell of HENHAM, tanner, to Matthew Wolley of Bishop’s Stortford, gent.
5a. pasture ground with barn, stable, three hog’s cotes and kitchen; 2a. pasture called the Moore; 2\’bd a. in the common field called Rowhey; 6a. pasture called the Broome; 3\’bd a. pasture called Sandy Close; all copyhold of the manor of Elsenham Hall, in Elsenham.

D/DQ 61/141 1681 Lease for 3 years, at yearly rent of ld., lord's rent and taxes John Mitchell of HENHAM, tanner, to Thomas Mitchell of Rickling, yeo. Customary lands of arable, meadow and pasture in Elsenham, in occ. of Clement Halls. Witnesses: Andrew Gyver, Richell Michell, Symon Hayward. 

D/DQ 61/142  4 December 1684
RAYMOND AND REYNOLDS FAMILIES OF SAFFRON WALDEN AND GREAT DUNMOW AND MICHAEL FAMILY OF RICKLING HALL - Manor of Rickling Hall - Bond in £140 

John Michell of HENHAM, tanner, to Samuel Snoden of Bishop’s Stortford, co. Herts., gent.

Recites mortgage by surrender, of even date, from said John Michell to Matthew Wolley, gent., of:

Closes of land and pasture called the Broomes, the Moore, and a parcel of land in a common field called Roffey; parcel of land by the yard of said John Michell, copyhold of the manor of Elsenham Hall, in Elsenham.

Witnesses: John Reynold, Matthew Bush

D/DQ 61/143  18 July 1593  Grant Robert Pennyngton of Edmonton, co. Middx., to Thomas Clerke of Chrishall, yeo. Messuage with houses built thereon, with garden and croft of land (la.) belonging at Pledgdon in Henha...between the King's highway from Thaxted to Stortford on N., customary land of the manor of Elsenham, once of John Catt, sen., lately of John Smithe on S., on one head abutting on Cattes Lane towards E., on the other head on messuage once of Simon Catt, afterwards of John Skannt called Cattes and now of Alice Jacobbe, widow, towards W. Recites grant, 20 August 1585, to grantor from John Smithe. Witnesses: John Clerke, Robert Pennyngton, sen., Thomas Stocke, Nicholas Godfrey, John Archer. 

D/DQ 61/144  1 November 1595 RAYMOND AND REYNOLDS FAMILIES OF SAFFRON WALDEN AND GREAT DUNMOW AND MICHAEL FAMILY OF RICKLING HALL - Manor of Rickling Hall - Feoffment,
for £60

James Hibbertt of [Saffron] Walden, barbar, and wife Mary, and Jane Blockley of Sheering, wid., daughter of John Hayden late of HENHAM, decd., to John Wattes, citizen and alderman of London.

Close called Broome Croft (7a.) in HENHAM, now divided in two parts with a hedge and laying between land of John Leventhorppe, esq., on W. and lands of said John Wattes on E., on one head abutting on way leading from HENHAM towards Newport called Ugley Holle. Witnesses: Andrew Foster, William Townesend

D/DQ 61/145 21 May 1613  Feoffment. Josiah Clerke of Wethersfield, esq., to John Drywood of Upminster, gent. Messuage once of John Smyth now in tenure or occupation of Alice, widow of Thomas Clerke, late of Pledgedon in Henham, decd., with all houses and structures built thereon; garden and croft of land or pasture (l a.) in said PLEDGDON; barn late of Ludwyke (Lewis) Coefield; all other property of feoffor in PLEDGDON. Recites that feoffor derives title from will, 18 May 1608, of the said Thomas Clerke, his brother. Witnesses to livery of seisin: `Renald' Stocke, Richard Piccott, William Patche, John Lee.

D/DQ 61/146 25 March 1628  Quitclaim John White of Middle Temple, London, esq., to Lewis Covill of Henham, yeo. Messuage once of John Smyth now in tenure or occupation of Lewis Covill, with all houses and structures built thereon; garden and croft of land or pasture (l a.) in said PLEDGDON; barn late of Ludwyke (Lewis) Coefield; all other property of feoffor in PLEDGDON. Witnesses: Richard Fitche, Richard Howland, Thomas Meade.

D/DQ 61/147 1623 Feoffment. John Drywood of Upminster, gent., to Lewis Cofielde of Clavering, yeo. Messuage once of John Smyth now in tenure or occupation of Alice, widow of Thomas Clerke, late of Pledgedon in Henham, decd., with all houses and structures built thereon; garden and croft of land or pasture (l a.) in said PLEDGDON; barn late of Ludwyke (Lewis) Coefield; all other property of feoffor in PLEDGDON. Recites D/DQ 61/145. Witnesses to livery of seisin: Thomas Drywood, Thomas Stocke, James Porter, Thomas Barnarde, senior. 24 June 1623

D/DQ 61/149  9 March 1614/5 RAYMOND AND REYNOLDS FAMILIES OF SAFFRON WALDEN AND GREAT DUNMOW AND MICHAEL FAMILY OF RICKLING HALL - Manor of Rickling Hall Grant:

Jonas Latelais of [Saffron] Walden, gent., to Simon Snell of HENHAM, clerk

Advowson of the rectory of HENHAM church.

Recites grant of advowson, 9 March 1611/12, from Robert, Earl of Sussex, patron of the rectory, to above grantor.

Witnesses: William Younger, William Rayment, Richard Stanel


D/DQ 61/150
4 December 1621 Lease for 12 years, at yearly rent of £69 19s. 10d. Robert Pennyngton of HENHAM, gent., to Nicholas Collin of Chawrith alias Broxted, yeo. Capital messuage or tenement in HENHAM wherein lessor now dwells with all houses, etc., belonging (except the yard called the Tan Yard and the orchard called the Tan Orchard, the houses which have formerly been demised to one John Kinge, the Crosse House and the tenement called Wades tenement, and two houses and a close near the widow Thurgood's). Witnesses: Peter Poole, Thomas Barnarde, sen., sor. 


D/DQ 61/151 27 Dec.1623 Bond in £40

Robert Graye of Bishop's Stortford, co. Herts., singleman, to Thomas Boughtell of Henham, husbandman

Recites feoffment of even date of:

Piece of arable lane (2\'bc a.) in a field called Copperton alias Copperdon in Henham.


D/DQ 61/152  15 April 1648 RAYMOND AND REYNOLDS FAMILIES OF SAFFRON WALDEN AND GREAT DUNMOW AND MICHAEL FAMILY OF RICKLING HALL - Manor of Rickling Hall. Quitclaim, for £13: John Bowtell of Hornchurch, yeo., to Thomas Michell of Rickling, yeo.

Piece of arable lane (2\’bc a.) in a field called Copperton alias Copperdon in HENHAM. Witnesses: Isack Daues, Zach, Bettes


D/DQ 61/153 1627 RAYMOND AND REYNOLDS FAMILIES OF SAFFRON WALDEN AND GREAT DUNMOW AND MICHAEL FAMILY OF RICKLING HALL. 15 January 1626/7. Deed of covenant to surrender. Lewis Covill, sen., of Henham, yeo., to John White of the Middle Temple, London, esq., and wife Katherine Messuage, in occupation of Samuel Porter and 30a. land in occupation of Samuel Mortlocke (of which messuage and 20a. are copyhold of manor of PLEDGDON, and 10a. copyhold of manor of Henham), all in Henham. Recites agreement for sale, for £1000, of all messuages, lands and tenements in Henham of said Lewis Covill, of which the above are the copyhold part. Witnesses: William Davies.

D/DQ 61/154 1631 RAYMOND AND REYNOLDS FAMILIES OF SAFFRON WALDEN AND GREAT DUNMOW AND MICHAEL FAMILY OF RICKLING HALL.  17 November 1631.  Bargain and sale (inrolled), for `a sume of money' and 5 marks. Lewis Covill of Henham, yeo., Thomas Covill, son and heir apparent of said Lewis, and John White of Middle Temple, London, esq., to James Willett of Little Chishall, clerk. Tenement, orchard, garden and croft of pasture (1a.) at PLEDGDON; parcel of ground (\'bc a.) with barn standing on the same; piece of arable land (\'be a.) in a common field called Sandell; piece of arable land (\'bd a.) in the common field called Out Field in Plumtree Corner; piece of arable land (1a.) in Outfield; all in Henham (abuttals given). Witnesses : Richard Fitche, George Billinghurst, John Winston, Brian Take.  

D/DQ 61/155
17 November 1631 Deed of covenant. Lewis Covill of Henham, yeo., Thomas Covill, son and heir apparent of said Lewis, and John White of Middle Temple, London, esq., to James Willett of Little Chishall, clerk Tenement, orchard, garden and croft of pasture (1a.) at PLEDGDON; parcel of ground (\'bc a.) with barn standing on the same; piece of arable land (\'be a.) in a common field called Sandell; piece of arable land (\'bd a.) in the common field called Out Field in Plumtree Corner; piece of arable land (1a.) in Outfield; all in Henham (abuttals given)

D/DQ 61/156 6 October 1637  Quitclaim Lewis Covill of Henham, yeo., and Lewis Covill, his son and heir, to John Mitchell of Henham, son of Thomas Mitchell of Rickling, yeo. Right and title to two parcels of land (3\'bd a.), one called Slow bush peece in Outfield, the other in Sandhill, copyhold of the manor of PLEDGDON alias PLEDGDON Hall in Henham. Witnesses : Thomas Bowtell, John Calthropp

D/DQ 61/157  20 July 1668  RAYMOND AND REYNOLDS FAMILIES OF SAFFRON WALDEN AND GREAT DUNMOW AND MICHAEL FAMILY OF RICKLING HALL - Manor of Rickling Hall - Lease for 6 years, at yearly rent of £53

John Mitchell of Rickling, yeo., to James Goody of Thaxted, yeo.

Messuage wherein lessor sometimes dwelt, in HENHAM, with all houses, buildings, barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards and lands (100a.) in HENHAM and Elsenham. Witnesses: Dorothy Barnard, Thomas Barnard


D/DQ 61/158
1680 RAYMOND AND REYNOLDS FAMILIES OF SAFFRON WALDEN AND GREAT DUNMOW AND MICHAEL FAMILY OF RICKLING HALL. 8 November 1680 Lease for 5 years, at yearly rent of 1d., lord's rent, and taxes. Richard Mitchell of Rickling, yeo., to Thomas Mitchell of Rickling, yeo. Messuage in Henham, in occupation of Clement Halls, with all yards, orchards, barns, stables. outhouses, buildings and lands at PLEDGDON in Henham (except the use of the hall, parlour; `siller', and pantry, and the chambers which are over the hall, parlour and pantry, at S. end of demised messuage; also use of the foreyard, garden, and rights or entry). Witnesses: Andrew Gyver, John Michell, Simon Hayward. 

D/DQ 61/159 5 October 1688  Mortgage by demise for 500 years, for £200 Richard Michell of Henham, yeo., to Thomas Michell of Rickling, yeo. Messuage at PLEDGDON in Henham called Penningtons in occupation of [blank] Franklin or his assigns, with all yards, gardens orchards, barns, stables, dovehouse, outhouses and buildings belonging, and 20a. lands and woodlands (abuttals given) Witnesses : John Simpson, Joan Michell, Symon Hayward

D/DQ 61/160 9 September 1731 Lease for a year George Guyver, sen., of HENHAM, gent., and George Cuyver, jun., of the same, his only s. and h., to John Michell of St. Margaret Moses, London, and Henry Staines of Great Dunmow, gents. Tenement, houses, outhouses, buildings, barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, and backsides; two parcels of land (2\'bd a.) behind said tenement called Upper and Lower Croft; two parcels of land (1\'bc a.) in East Field; parcel of land (\'be a.) in common field called Common Varne; croft or close of arable land (1a.) called Stones Acre; several parcels of land meadow and pasture called perryfeild (25a.), Davyes Parte (6a.) and Woods Meade (7a.); all in HENHAM  Witnesses : William Canning, Henry Staines, junior 

Robert Pennyngton of HENHAM, gent., to Nicholas Collin of Chawrith alias Broxted, yeo.

Capital messuage or tenement in HENHAM wherein lessor now dwells with all houses, etc., belonging (except the yard called the Tan Yard and the orchard called the Tan Orchard, the houses which have formerly been demised to one John Kinge, the Crosse House and the tenement called Wades tenement, and two houses and a close near the widow Thurgood’s). Witnesses: Peter Poole, Thomas Barnarde, sen., sor.

D/DQ 61/180  2 March 1625/6 RAYMOND AND REYNOLDS FAMILIES OF SAFFRON WALDEN AND GREAT DUNMOW AND MICHAEL FAMILY OF RICKLING HALL - Manor of Rickling Hall. Assignment of term, for £520. John Pennington of Chigwell, to Robert Pennington of HENHAM, gents.

Parsonage of Rickling with all globe lands, tithes and profits (except the advowson of the vicarage, timber, barn with stable and yard, and closes (2a. and 3a.) abutting on said yard on N., and on churchyard on N., respectively). Recites from lease for 21 years, at yearly rent of £12, 11 Dec. 1616, from the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, to said Robert Pennington.
Witnesses : Richard Seager, Gr. Pauncefote, Richard Fitche

Enclosed within this deeds are contemporary case papers relating to the title to the Parsonage Lands

D/DQ 61/238 1645 Mortgage by demise for 500 years, for £100 Thomas Mitchell of Rickling, yeo., to Jane Collen of HENHAM, wid. Houses and lands mentioned in indentures of 'free deed' made to mortgager by James Willet, 10 Oct.1636, and by Lewis Covill 25 Oct.1637. Witnesses: John King, Leonard Randoll.

Houses and lands mentioned in indentures of ‘free deed’ made to mortgager by James Willet, 10 Oct.1636, and by Lewis Covill 25 Oct.1637. Witnesses: John King, Leonard Randoll.

D/DQ 61/239 Bond in £200 to perform covenants in mortgage of 8 November 1645. Thomas Mitchell of Rickling, yeo., to Jane Collen of HENHAM, wid. Houses and lands mentioned in indentures of 'free deed' made to mortgager by James Willet, 10 Oct.1636, and by Lewis Covill 25 Oct.1637. Witnesses: John King, Leonard Randoll.


D/DQi/126  1673 Inventory of goods and chattels of William Moore of HENHAM (can't find any reference to Henham, Essex) 


D/DQj/51
  26 October 1735  Lease for a year [Release missing]. Wm. Stanes, of Elsenham, yeoman to Sam. Smith, of Castle Camps (co. Cambs.), gent. Close of meadow and osier ground (cont. 4 a.) in occupation of Mountford between highway from Lt. HENHAM to Newport and lands of Tho. Savill, both heads abutting on lands of a farm called North Hall; and messuage lately built thereon, now divided into two tenements, in occupation of Jackson and the widow King.; both in Ugley.

D/DQt/146  1776 Copy of settlement upon marriage of Samuel Strode of Westminster and Grace Caulfield of Shirehampton (co. Glos.). [No real estate involved, but recital mentions estate at HENHAM] 

D/DQx/1 1790  Plan of Stort and Brandon Navigation. Course follows the Stort fairly closely from Bishops Stortford to Elsenham. It then joins the Cam between Ugley and HENHAM and follows the river as far as Audley End

D/DQy/77 9 November 1831 Deputation to Gamekeeper

Rev. Philip Nicholas Shuttleworth, D.D., Warden and Scholars of St. Mary College of Winchester in Oxford commonly called New College in Oxford, lords of manor of Priors Hall alias Stone Hall in Widdington, to John Mumford of HENHAM, farmer

[Seal intact] [Endorsed certificate of entry in Essex Quarter Session Records, 22 June 1832, see Q/RSg 5, p.81]

D/DRa/F27 1812-1821  Letters relating to the charity of Henry Smith, esq., made in 1626, according to which parishes in cos. Susses, Herts, Suffolk and Chester, and Braintree, HENHAM, Terling and Tolleshant d'Arcy received the rents of a farm [? White Farm] in Tolleshunt d Arcy (John Strutt a trustee)

D/DSs/F1
Wills and copies of the Stock family, in which are devised freehold and copyhold property in Rickling, Henham, Ugley, Elsenham, Great Hallingbury, Arkesden, Chrishall, Bishops Stortford.1632/54

D/DSx/270
  19 Oct. 1607. DEEDS OF VARIOUS PROPERTIES MAINLY IN WRITTLE AND ROXWELL - Conveyance (Bargain and Sale), for 100 marks.

Hy. Stocke of HENHAM, carpenter, to Ralph Mott of Stebbing, shereman.

A messuage and 1 croft called Pulcoes (cont. 3a.) between the land called Stones formerly in occupation of Hy. Allard, and the highway from Great Bardfield Church, in Stebbing. 

Residence and land, Lower Gate’s Croft and Upper Gate’s Croft, Rickling, cottages on Rickling Green, 2 houses in Quendon Street, and cottages at Prison Green and near the School in HENHAM, and Takeley

D/DU 23/139/1/3   1763-1828 RECORDS COLLECTED BY FREDERICK J. BRAND   'Topographical Collections for the County of Essex', part 3 (H-P) [?HENHAM.] Print of trees, rocks and water, with church tower in background, by 'MS 1812', annotated in pencil 'Q[uery] HENHAM Esse[x]'. HENHAM. Print of 'HENHAM Essex' showing church from west, extracted from Gentleman's Magazine, January 1807, p. 17 

D/DU 68/1  25 April 1788. Lease for year [Release missing].

James Wood of HENHAM, yeoman, to Jacob Sams, yeoman, and Wm. Canning, gent., both of HENHAM.

Messuage or cottage called St. Janas in Chickney, with pasture (cont.1r.) formerly part of two closes of pasture and hopground belonging to the said messuage abutting E. on highway leading from Chickney Parsonage to HENHAM, and S. on lands formerly of Benj. Jones late in occupation of Tho. Glascock and now of Thomas Bush.

Messuage or cottage, and croft of arable and pasture land (3\’bd a.) at Pledgden alias Prison Green in HENHAM in occupation of Sarah Bull, widow, and John Willey.

Messuage or cottage formerly in occupation of Henry Sayer, and croft of arable and pasture land (1a.) late in occ.of Nath. Sullens and now of James Eldred, at Pledgdon Green in HENHAM between highway leading from there to Gt. Dunmow on E., abutting N. on said Green, and S. on Broxted Woods.

Messuage or cottage called Rayles in HENHAM late in occupation of Samuel Wood and now of said James Wood.

D/DU 68/2 1687 DEED OF CHICKNEY AND HENHAM, WITH RECEIPT - Receipt, Rob. Knight of West Tilbury, gentleman to Joane Tuffley of London, wid., for consideration of £300 in respect of a mortgage [No details of property]

D/DU 174/2 1738-1824 Manor of Pledgdon Cannons alias The Rectory of Henham court book. Alphabetical index of tenants

D/DU 205/172  1939 Assignment of furniture, chattels and effects at `Tho Willows’, HENHAM. [Contains detailed inventory of contents of each room]

D/DU 297/5  Michaelmas Term 1655 Final Concord (both parts) Salomon Cole, gent., and William Salmon, gent., v. Thomas Smith, esq., and Joane his wife.

Borough of Thaxted, manors of Thaxted, Horham, Spencer’s Fee and Coldham’s Fee, 210a. land, 32a.  meadow, 340a. pasture, 34a. wood in Thaxted, HENHAM, Chickney, Chawreth, Great Sampford otherwise Old Samford, Horham, Spencer’s Fee and Coldham Fee Consideration, £900

D/DU 297/6  Michaelmas Term 1655 DEEDS OF BARKING, ROMFORD AND THAXTED: Final Concord (both parts)

Salomon Cole, gent., and William Salmon, gent., v. Thomas Smith, esq., and Joane his wife.

Borough of Thaxted, manors of Thaxted, Horham, Spencer’s Fee and Coldham’s Fee, 210a. land, 32a. meadow, 340a. pasture, 34a. wood in Thaxted, HENHAM, Chickney, Chawreth, Great Sampford otherwise Old Samford, Horham, Spencer’s Fee and Coldham Fee Consideration, £900

D/DU 329/1 1622-1679 Court roll

D/DU 329/1-3 Manor of Pledgdon Cannons in HENHAM

D/DU 329/3 c.1600-1701 MANORIAL RECORDS OF HENHAM - Manor of Pledgdon Cannons Index to court rolls 

D/DU 376/38
Office copy Probate of (25 July 1746) Edward Gregory Stockton-upon-Tees (Co.Durham), esq. Charges his estates at Wickord, Cheapside (Co. Middx.), and at Gillingham and Susans Green…

D/DU 376/63  1805 DEEDS of Lands in open fields called Copperton Field (4a.) and Cotnam Field (1a.) [see also D/DWc T15], HENHAM

D/DU 376/64  1775-1819 Deeds of Messuage called Stacey Almez or Old Mead, farm called Collyers Bounds, Messuage in Crow Street Green, and lands (129a., field-names) [see also D/DWo t16) HENHAM

D/DU 376/65  1791 Deed of Messuage called Snows and Lands in Platts Field (3a.) and Lt Mill-field (3a.). copyhold of manor of Pledgdon Cannous or Rectory of HENHAM (see also D/DWo T17]

D/DU 376/66
  1776-1843 Deeds of Great Barn at Old Mead and Lands in open fields called Cotnam Field (3a.), Great Cotnam Or Lady Croft (7a.), Lt. Cotnam (8a.), Copperton Field (15a.) How Field (71/2a.), Platts Field (11/2a.) and Old Mead (1a.); Lands called Barrats (5a.) and Bound (4a.) and messuage [no details), HENHAM

D/DU 376/67  1813 Deeds of Messuage called Sand Pitts and Lands (101a.) in Pledgdon (some field-names ) (See also D/DWc t19] HENHAM

D/DU 376/68 1819 DEEDS OF BEAUCHAMPS, WICKFORD AND HENHAM AND UGLEY
Deeds of Messuage called Bolderoys and lands (27a.); cottage at Hyde Common and lands (131/2a.) copyhold of manor of HENHAM Hall, HENHAM

D/DU 376/69  1827 DEEDS of Land called Hainscroft and Short-Land Field (8a.); Lands in Cotnam Field (21/2a.), HENHAM

D/DU 376/70 1815-1833 - Deeds of Lands in Copperton Field (70.), Platts Field (15a.) How Field (13a.) and Lands called Wilmotts (6a.); all copyholds of manor of HENHAM hall, HENHAM

D/DU 376/71 1803-1869 Deeds of Lands in Copperton Field (3a.) and Platts Field (31a.) Copyhold of manor of Pledgdon Cannons or Rectory of HENHAM

D/DU 376/72 1831  Deeds of Lands in Broom Croft (3a.), Copyhold of manor of HENHAM Hall

D/DU 376/73 1837 DEEDS OF BEAUCHAMPS, WICKFORD AND HENHAM AND UGLEY - Deeds of Lands at Wood End Green, Parcel of Waste of manor of HENHAM Hall

D/DU 376/74
1869 DEEDS OF BEAUCHAMPS, WICKFORD AND HENHAM AND UGLEY
Deeds of Lands in former open fields; numbers 25 (1a.), 26 (3r.), 29 (1a.), 57 (2a.), 58 (2a.) and 59 (3a.), all copyhold of manor of HENHAM Hall (For enclosure map and award of HENHAM, 1850,Q/RDc 43…  

D/DU 376/75  1869-1923 Deeds of Messuages called Stacey Almez or Old Mead and Lands (40a.) , Turners and Lands (16a.) and Stowers and Lands (4a.) Lands in Copperton Field (49a.), Cotnam Field (171/2a.), Platts Field and Platts Common (30a.), How Field (321/2a.), Hall Field (1a.), Great Cotnam (4a.) and Lt. Cotnam (21/2a.);p lands called How Croft (11a.) and Measants Croft (2a.); Messuage called Freemans, Messuage at crow Street Green, and cottage called Gregory Hicks; lands numbered 25, 26, 29,57,58 and 59 on enclosure map, HENHAM (see also D/DU 376/64 and 74 above and D/DWc T16 and T20

D/DU 376/76  1888 Deed of Lands in open fields called Newland Common (3r.) Church Field Common (1a.) and Bedlow Common (11/2a.); Copyhold of Manor of Ugley 


D/DU 406/26  1893 STISTED HALL ESTATE Abstract of Title of C.A.O Savil Onley Esq. to a farm formerly called Brickwall Farm, New Hall, Covenbrook Hall, Gowers and HENHAM Farms]

D/DU 541/4
  16 September 1797 ACCOUNTS AND INVENTORY OF WRITTLE BREWERY. Mortgage (Demise for 1000 years) for £100. Robt. Whiteman of Lewes (co. Sussex), shopkeeper, and w. Frances to Thomas Jones of Aldgate High St. (City of London) tallow chandler. Newly erected messuage called Greenfield House in HENHAM. (Covenant to levy a fine). Recites will of Edmund Sworder of HENHAM, yeo., 1777. Endorsed, 15 March 1798, with Assignment to Joseph Hardcastle, and Release and appointment, 20 May 1809, by mortgage to Joseph Hardcastle

D/DU 541/416
September 1797 Mortgage (Demise for 1000 years) for £100 Robt. Whiteman of Lewes (co. Sussex), shopkeeper, and w. Frances to Thomas Jones of Aldgate High St. (Cit of London) tallowchandler Newly erected messuage called Greenfield House in Henham (Covenant to levy a fine). Recites will of Edmund Sworder of Henham, yeo., 1777. Endorsed, 15 March 1798, with Assignment to Joseph Hardcastle, and Release and Appointment, 20 May 1809, by mortgage to Joseph Hardcastle

D/DU 600  ESTATE AND FARM RECORDS OF SIR WALTER GILBEY;
LEASE OF LANDS IN NEWPORT AND WIDDINGTON; ACCOUNTS OF CHARLES WINMILL, ARCHITECT . The Gilbey family lived at Elsenham Hall in the first four decades of the twentieth century, and owned a considerable amount of land in Elsenham, Chickney, HENHAM, Great & Lt. Sampford, and Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire and elsewhere. Sir Walter Gilbey, 1st. Bart., died 12 November 1914; his son, Sir Walter Gilbey, 2nd. Bart., died 1945.

D/DU 600/9-24,25 
ESTATE AND FARM RECORDS OF SIR WALTER GILBEY; LEASE OF LANDS IN NEWPORT AND WIDDINGTON; ACCOUNTS OF CHARLES WINMILL, ARCHITECT Accounts of Charles Canning Winmill Charles Canning Winmill, architect (1865-1945), was employed from January 1881 in the Manifest Department of Milwall Docks and in 1892 moved to the housing section of London County Council’s Architects Department. In 1897 he moved to the fire brigade section and remained with the L.C.C. until his retirement in September 1923, after which he continued to work for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and also undertook private work. During the years covered by these accounts he lived successively at 81 Blackheath Hill (1881-84), Hamfrith Road, Stratford (Jan.-Sept. 1894), Nelson House, Bexley Heath (Sept. 1894- June 1897), The Briars, Woodford (June 1897-Dec. 1901), 2 Eliot Place, Blacton Heath (Jan. 1922-Sept. 1930), Minor Canon Row, Rochester (Sept. 1930-1939) HENHAM (1940-45). From 1882 he lived with his mother, Fanny, who is referred to in the accounts as are brother Hallett (born 1867) and William (born 1869) and latterly his wife Anne and daughter Joyce. For a biography see Charles Canning Winmill, An Architects Life by His Daughter (J.M. Winmill: J.M. Dent, 1946), a copy of which is in the E.R.O. Library.

D/DU 760/60  1721-1820 Deeds of House called Borchers or Woods, HENHAM [Herts. R.O. ref. D/EGe T36]

D/DU 760/61  1734-1851 Deeds of Cottage and garden at Woodend Green, copyhold of manor of HENHAM [Herts. R.O. ref. D/EGe T37]

D/DU 760/62  1758-1838 DEEDS OF LAND IN WEST ESSEX - Deeds of 2 houses, copyhold of manor of HENHAM Hall, HENHAM [Herts. R.O. ref. D/EGe T38] 

D/DU 760/109  1840  Map of HENHAM ‘Plan of the Parish of HENHAM in the county of Essex Surveyed by J. King and Son, Saffron Walden, 1840′ c.27in. to 1 mother 81 x 59 Whole parish between TL 534304 and TL 55264. S…


D/DU 836/11 1700-1841 - DEEDS OF BROXTED, CHICKNEY, DEBDEN, THAXTED, ETC

Deeds of Two cottages (formerly one messuage) called St. James and piece of pasture (1r.) separated and divided from two closes of pasture and hopground belonging to the said messuage, abutting on the highway from Chickney parsonage to HENHAM on E. and lands successively in the tenure of Benjamin Jones, Thomas Glassock and Thomas Bush on S Chickney (Incl. Final Concord, 1791, levied in the name of 1 messuage, 1 cottage, 2 barns, 2 stables, 2 yards, 2 orchards, 4a. land, 2a. meadow and 2a. pasture in finching field and Chickney and attested copy, 1791 of Marriage Settlement 1788, of James Wood of HENHAM, Yeo., and Mary Sams of HENHAM, spr.


D/DU 932/1 
  1883-1955 Deeds of Pledgdon Hall alias Prison Hall in HENHAM

The Broom alias HENHAM Broom Farm in HENHAM, Elsenham, Brosted and Stansted Mountfitchet, Greenend Farm, Pledgdon Green Farm, Pennington Hall Farm and Sandpits Farm in the hamlet of Pledgdon all in HENHAM; copyhold lands held of the manors of Tilty, Church Hall [Broxted ?], Pledgdon Cannons alias HENHAM Rectory, Elsenham hall; cottages at Woodend alias HENHAM Green, Pledgon Green and Crow St. in HENHAM [field names, cultivations and acreages given with some [abuttals]; Abstract of Title, 1922, of above property, recites 1893-1920, including plans; Pledgdon Wood, Lady Wood and land adjoining in HENHAM, Broxted and Elsenham including Abstract of Title 1935, recites 1911-35, [field names and acreages]; Elsenham Place Fm in Elsenham, HENHAM and Stansted Mountfitchet; copyhold land [field names and acreages], held of the manors of Elsenham Hall, Pledgdon Hall and Pledgdon Cannons in HENHAM, including Abstract of Title 1923, recites 1865-1922 and ditto, 1929, recites 1904-28′ Bacons Farm in HENHAM comprising freehold land (14a 2r 23p) and messuage called Hales, (3\’bd a), Abrahams Croft (4a), land (5a. 3r. 36p.), pasture on which a tenement called Larkins formerly stood and 2 closes formerly called Ley Croft and the two Abrahams (4a), all copyhold of the manor of HENHAM Hall, with 2 Abstracts of Title reciting 1883-1912 and 1883-1919. Incl. altered tithe apportionment for lands in HENHAM 1931; sale catalogues, 1922, of Elsenham Hall Estate (2,010a) in Elsenham Stansted Mountfitchet, HENHAM, Broxted and Takeley, including Broom Farm in HENHAM and Stansted Mountfitchet, Elsenham School, Pennington Hall Farm, HENHAM Mill Farm, Pledgdon Hall Farm, the White House, all in HENHAM and Pledgdon Green Farm in HENHAM and Broxted; sale catalogues of nos 27, 29, 31, Station Rd, Sawbridgeworth co.Herts

D/DU 976/18  12 June 1660 DEEDS OF LITTLE EASTON

Appointment by George Balthrope of HENHAM, husb., of his sons Robert Balthrope and John Dennis of HENHAM, husb., as his Attorneys, to recover £10 from Executors of Francis Balthrope of Lt. Easton, decd., his bro., by virtue of a bond, 17 June 1649, wherein Francis Balthrope was bound in £10 to said Geo.


D/DU 1088/2 19 November 1595 DEED OF THAXTED, GREAT AND LITTLE SAMPFORD; ADMINISTRATION OF ROSE FITCH OF FINCHINGFIELD - Bargain and Sale for ` a certain sum of money ‘  (Enrolled in Exchequer)

Lewes Cofielde of HENHAM, yeoman and Robert Cofielde his son and heir to Robert Clerke, Baron of the Exchequer

Messuage called Coped Hall in Thaxted with 80a of land [no details] in the occupation of William Hollyn by a lease with 3 years unexpired.

Witnesses: Josias Clerke, William Sydney, Joseph Sydney, John Courtman, Robert Kinge.


D/DU 1142/3  1569-1868 Deeds and other documents relating to Mary Rolfe of HENHAM to Nathaniel Raymond of Pleshey, 1675

D/DU 1324/1  1905-1917 REMINISCENCES OF CHILDHOOD IN HENHAM BY WILLIAM WHITE

`Old Mead - A story of the Essex Countryside and its people before the Age of the Iron Horse’ by William White (b.1903)

Autobiographical account of years c. 1905-1917 when the author left HENHAM to join the Army. Records earliest impressions of county life, school and working days as a labourer at old mead; detailed observations of village customs, wildlife; sketch map of village c.1915

D/DU 1324/2  c.1975 REMINISCENCES OF CHILDHOOD IN HENHAM 1905-1914 BY WILLIAM WHITE

Reminiscences of a boyhood in HENHAM before the First World War Records earliest impressions of county life, school and working days as a labourer at old mead; detailed observations of village cus…  

D/DU 2631/3/30 Pen sketch of lancet window in Henham church

D/DU 2425/3 Admissions to manor of Henham Hall. 1656, 1675(?). 2 items. Admission of John Wood. Admission of Henry Baker of Wymondly, Hertfordshire: tenements called Stacy Allenez and Brandcroft

D/DU 2425/4
Bond for £50; 4 March 1669; Richard Hoye and Robert Salmon re 100 acres situated in Copperton Field, Henham


D/DWc T14  1682-1805 Deeds of farm and lands (30a., no details); messuage called Henleys and lands (14a.); copyhold of manor of HENHAM Hall, HENHAM

D/DWc T15  1610-1845 Deeds of lands in common field called Copperton (5a.) and Cotnam Field (1a.); copyhold of manor of HENHAM Hall, HENHAM 

D/DWc T16  1677-1719 Deeds of messuage called Staceys or Old Mead, and farm called Colliers Bounds and lands (129a., field-names), HENHAM 

D/DWc T17  1674-1812 Deeds of messuage called Snows and lands in common fields called Platts Field (3a.) and Little Millfield (3a.; copyhold of manor of Pledgdon Cannons or rectory of HENHAM), HENHAM

D/DWc T18  1660-1879 Deeds of great barn at Old Mead; Lands called Salmons (22a., field - names) and Sullens (18a).; lands in common fields called Howe Field (6a.), Hyde (4a.), Platts Field or Croft (6a.), Copperton Field…  

D/DWc T19  1706-1801 Deeds of messuage called Sand Pitts and lands (80a.) in Pledgdon; lands in common fields called Rose Field (1 and a half a.) and Sandhill (1a.), HENHAM

D/DWc T20  1724 Deed of messuage called Turners and lands (16a.); messuage called Stoners and lands (4a.); all copyhold of manor of HENHAM Hall, HENHAM

D/DWc M3 1831-1923 Court book Manor of HENHAM Rectory or Pledgdon Cannons

D/DWm/T42 1750 Will (no properties mentioned), Thaxted and HENHAM

D/DWm/T43  1784 Deed of Messuage, and lands called Upper and Lower Cornish Fields, Thaxted and messuage and land at HENHAM

D/DWv P16 Draft enclosure map of Henham

D/DWv/T31  1821 Deed of Messuage and land (3a.) at Pledgdon Green, HENHAM

D/DWv/T44  1644-1823 Deeds of Messuage called Granges or Groves Garden, Messuage and land (17a.) in Broxted, messuage and land (3a.) at Pledgdon Green, HENHAM, and land (5a.) in Takeley, all copyhold of manor of Tilty

D/DYj/9  1668 COURT ROLLS AND DEEDS OF QUENDON  Manor of Quendon Hall. Conveyance (Feoffment) for £60. 

Rich. Young of HENHAM and Richard Woodley of Rickling and wife Frances, to Thomas White of Quendon, yeoman.

5 parcels of land in Rickling, viz. (1) 2\’bd a. in Lane Field abutting S. on land of Thomas Symons and N. on Edmund Payne; (2) \’bd a in Lowe Field abutting W. on Edmund P. and E. and Daniel Payne; (3) 1\’bd a. in a place called Woodhills abutting W. on the land belonging to Golfhams and E. on highway from Quendon Street to Newport; (5) 1\’bd a. in Lowe Field on Stone h[-] abg. N. on Quendon Field and S. on land late of Roger Phillips, clerk.

D/DYq/5  1 October 1623 Conveyance (Feoffment) for £60.
(i) John Meade, senior yeoman (s. and h. of Thomas M. of HENHAM and w. Eliz., daughter of William Spillman of Thaxted) and s. John m., both of Matching: (ii) Nicholas Humfrye of Thaxted, yeo.

Pasture (3a.), formerly part of field called Newfield, in Thaxted, lying by a meadow called Dameries Mead, belonging to the poor of Thaxted, on the W., lands of John Humfry on the E. And S. and Reades Lane near the `Newe Mill’ on the N.


D/DYq/25  5 April 1823 DEEDS OF VARIOUS PARISHES Convant to surrender.

(i) John Bush, carpenter (bro. and heir of William B., the eldest s. and h. of Rich.B.); (ii) brother Daniel B., farmer, both of HENHAM.

Two messuages, then in occupation of John Childs and Mark Barker, orchard at Wood End Green and one parcel of land late part of the waste, held of the Manor of HENHAM Hall

D/DYv/223  15 January 1776 CRANMER-BYNG FAMILY - Admission of William Canning of Old Mead in HENHAM, gent., upon death of his grandfather William C.

D/DYv 262 23 November 1871 Sale catalogue: Residence and land, Lower Gate's Croft and Upper Gate's Croft, Rickling, cottages on Rickling Green, 2 houses in Quendon Street, and cottages at Prison Green and near the School in Henham, and Takeley.

D/DYv/298  25 Oct.1727 CRANMER-BYNG FAMILY - Mortgage (Demise) for £40. John Beadle of Quendon, miller, to John Wright of HENHAM, yeo. House on small piece of ground in Quendon, lying between John Morice’s barn on the N. and the road to Quendon church on the S., abutting E. on Quendon church and W. on London Road (the granary built upon the same piece being excepted). 

D/DYv/331  18 December 1717 CRANMER-BYNG FAMILY - Assignment of term in trust to attend the inheritance.

(i) James Collin of HENHAM (s. and h. of James C. of HENHAM, yeo., decd.); (ii) Thomas Turner of Newport, gent.; (iii) John Calverley of Great Hull in Braughing (co. Herts.), gent.; (iv) Richard Wilkins of London, Bookseller.

Messuage and five closes (50a.) called Cow Pasture, Witchchurrs,
Whiteland, Wrenns Park, and Woolstenes, all at Spring Gate in Chickney.

D/DYv/343  28,29 April 1698 CRANMER-BYNG FAMILY - Conveyance (Lease and Release) for £75; Bond of even date for performance of covenants.

Nathaniel Gyver of Broxted, Yeo. (s. of John G. of Tilty, sen., yeo., decd.), to William Stanes of Ugley, yeo.

Parcel of meadow and osier ground (4a.) in Ugley, lying between the highway from HENHAM to Newport and the lands of Thomas Savill, both heads abutting on lands belonging to North Hall Farm.


D/DYv/344  28,29 April 1698 CRANMER-BYNG FAMILY - Conveyance (Lease and Release) for £75; Bond of even date for performance of covenants.

Nathaniel Gyver of Broxted, Yeo. (s. of John G. of Tilty, sen., yeo., decd.), to William Stanes of Ugley, yeo.

Parcel of meadow and osier ground (4a.) in Ugley, lying between the highway from HENHAM to Newport and the lands of Thomas Savill, both heads abutting on lands belonging to North Hall Farm.


D/DYv/345  28,29 April 1698 CRANMER-BYNG FAMILY Conveyance (Lease and Release) for £75; Bond of even date for performance of covenants.

Nathaniel Gyver of Broxted, Yeo. (s. of John G. of Tilty, sen., yeo., decd.), to William Stanes of Ugley, yeo.

Parcel of meadow and osier ground (4a.) in Ugley, lying between the highway from HENHAM to Newport and the lands of Thomas Savill, both heads abutting on lands belonging to North Hall Farm.

Henry Wiseman, of Elsenham, esq.
Robert Pennyngton, of HENHAM, gent 

D/DYv/482  8 June 1830 CRANMER-BYNG FAMILY Affidavit and extract from parish registers of HENHAM and Stansted Mountfitchet in support of William Canning’s title

D/F 8/144  1869-1870 New homestead and farm buildings, Little HENHAM Hall 
D/F 35/1/7  1804-1805 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Valuer’s notebook: Farm at HENHAM Parsonage Farm
D/F 35/1/9  1803-1805 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Valuer’s notebook - farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/1/16   1808-1809  FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook: HENHAM Parsonage [farm]

D/F 35/1/18  1808-1810 FRANKLIN AND SON Valuer’s notebook :  farm on Prison Green, Broxted and HENHAM, including details of poor rate and land tax, 1807-8, Broxted and HENHAM; rough list of nominal charges on probates of wills (at front of book)

D/F 35/1/20   1808-1810 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook:   Farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/1/23  1809-1810 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook: farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/1/39  1814 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook -  the Cock public house, HENHAM, including farming stock and land
D/F 35/2/12  1819-1820 Valuer’s notebook Farms at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/18   1821-1822 FRANKLIN AND SON  - Valuer’s notebook -farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/21   1822   FRANKLIN AND SON - Farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/30 1825-1826 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook - farms at Elsenham,  HENHAM 
D/F 35/2/37  1827-1830, 1833 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook - farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/42   1828  FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook: Farm at HENHAM

D/F 35/2/47  1829  Valuer’s Notebooks: Farms in Great Baddow, Barden, Chigwell, Clavering,
Coggeshall, Doddinghurst, Haverhill [co. Suff.], HENHAM, Great Sampford, Shalford, Wicken Bonhunt, Widdington and Wimbish; Ivy Farm, Hempstead, and Sandpits farm, HENHAM, including crop values at Michaelmas, Christmas and Lady Day; the Cock Inn and lands at HENHAM, including crop values at Michaelmas, Christmas and Lady Day; timber on Duton Hill Farm [in Great Easton]; valuation of damage done to Mr Smith’s cornfield at Saffron Walden due to a road being impassable

D/F 35/2/48 
Valuer's notebook - Farm at HENHAM  1829 -1833
D/F 35/2/59 
Valuer's notebook - Farm at HENHAM 1832
D/F 35/2/130  Valuer's notebook - Farm at HENHAM 1842
D/F 35/2/131  Valuer's notebook - Farm at HENHAM 1842
D/F 35/2/146  1843 -1844 Valuer's notebook - tenant damage at Old Mead in HENHAM
D/F 35/2/148  Valuer's notebook - Farm at HENHAM 1844
D/F 35/2/150  Valuer's notebook - Farm at HENHAM 1844-1845
D/F 35/2/161  1846 Valuer's notebook - Farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/163  1846 Valuer's notebook - Farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/171  1847 Valuer's notebook - Farm in HENHAM

D/F 35/2/173 1847-1848 FRANKLIN AND SON Valuer’s Notebook: Farm at HENHAM; Wood End Green Farm, HENHAM, including average corn prices at Braintree and [Bishops] Stortford (co. Herts) market at Michaelmas, Christmas and Lady Day

D/F 35/2/175 1848 FRANKLIN AND SON-Valuer’s Notebook- repairs at Parsonage Farm, HENHAM
D/F 35/2/180  1849 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook: Farms at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/190  1850 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Valuer’s notebook - farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/198  1851   FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook - Farm at Elsenham, HENHAM
D/F 35/2/223  1847-1855 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook -  timber at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/234  1857   FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook - Farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/237  1857-1858 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook: Farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/243  1858   FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook:  Farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/245  1859 FRANKLIN AND SON -   Valuer’s notebook - properties of the late Mary Ann Sams, HENHAM
D/F 35/2/251  1859 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook - Farm at  HENHAM
D/F 35/2/252  1859 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Valuer’s notebook: Farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/255  1860 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook - Penningtons Farm, HENHAM
D/F 35/2/256  1860 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Valuer’s notebook - farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/262  1861-1862 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook - properties belonging to the late James Orger, HENHAM
D/F 35/2/266  1862   FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook:  Farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/290  1866 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Valuer’s notebook - Farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/294  1867-1868 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Valuer’s notebook -  properties belonging to the late James Reynolds, HENHAM
D/F 35/2/299  1867-1868 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook: Star Inn, HENHAM
D/F 35/2/313  1870 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Valuer’s notebook: property belonging to Mrs Reynolds, HENHAM

D/F 35/2/316  1871 FRANKLIN AND SON  -  Valuer’s notebook - properties belonging to the late Richard Clarke, Newport, late Thomas Halsted, HENHAM

D/F 35/2/328  1872-1873 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook - Farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/329  1873 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook - Farm at HENHAM 
D/F 35/2/330  1873 FRANKLIN AND SON  - Valuer’s notebook - properties belonging to the late James Orgar, HENHAM
D/F 35/2/332  1873 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook:  Crown Inn [in Elsenham or HENHAM?)
D/F 35/2/337  1874   FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuers’ notebook:  Farm at HENHAM

D/F 35/2/350  1876-1877 FRANKLIN AND SON Valuer’s notebook : property belonging to Mrs. H. Bowtell, HENHAM; property belonging to John Elliot Watson, HENHAM, distrained for rent

D/F 35/2/351  187(?) FRANKLIN AND SON. Valuer’s notebook: Farms at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/352  1877  FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook -  cottage belonging to the late James Bush, HENHAM
D/F 35/2/353  1877   FRANKLIN AND SON -  Valuer’s notebook:Farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/378  1882   FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook:  Farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/478  1902 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook: Farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/479  1902-1903 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Valuer’s notebook -  HENHAM parsonage including details of repairs and crop details
D/F 35/2/480  FRANKLIN AND SON -  valuer’s notebook - Birch Farm, HENHAM, including a small sketch map
D/F 35/2/482  1903    FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook: Farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/484  1904  FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook- Jock Farm HENHAM, including crop details, 1902-4
D/F 35/2/500  1906-1  FRANKLIN AND SON. Valuer’s notebook -  timber at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/507  1908 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook: Pledgdon Hall Farm, HENHAM and Broxted;
D/F 35/2/508  1908 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook - Pledgdon Hall Farm, HENHAM including details of land draining, 1904-8
D/F 35/2/513  1909 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook - Farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/514  1909 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook: tillages on proposed route of Elsenham and Thaxted Railway; allotment ground, HENHAM 

D/F 35/2/516  1909-1910 FRANKLIN AND SON -Valuer’s notebook - farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/2/529  1912 FRANKLIN AND SON - Valuer’s notebook - cottage property belonging to Sir Walter Gilbey, Wood End Green,HENHAM
D/F 35/3/23  1819 FRANKLIN AND SON - . Auctioneer’s notebook: Farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/3/24  1820 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Auctioneer’s notebook: Riches or Green End Farm, HENHAM, including a malting;

D/F 35/3/32  1821-1822 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Auctioneer’s notebook - Farms at Debden and Lt. Sampford; Broom Farm, HENHAM, including a few pictures and a collection of books (titles given); timber at Prouds Bridge, Thaxted 

D/F 35/3/33   182 (?)  FRANKLIN AND SON - Auctioneer’s notebook: Farm at HENHAM

D/F 35/3/38  1823 FRANKLIN AND SON - Auctioneer’s notebook:  property belonging to Mr Barton, HENHAM, “HENHAM House Academy”, including farm at Broxted, Worthens and cottage, Thaxted (inventory and Valuation)

D/F 35/3/49  1828-1829 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Auctioneer’s notebook: inventory and sale of property belonging to Wm. Gurson, HENHAM, including Crown Inn, shop and collection of books (titles given); 

D/F 35/3/50 1829  FRANKLIN AND SON - Auctioneer’s notebook - farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/3/51   1829 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Auctioneer’s notebook: Cock Inn, HENHAM
D/F 35/3/52  1829-1830 FRANKLIN AND SON - Auctioneer’s notebook : Farm at HENHAM; estate belonging to Mr Darby, Toppesfield, including a farm; Lt HENHAM Hall and Farm

D/F 35/3/100  1842 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Auctioneer’s notebook - farm at HENHAM; crops of corn, Chickney, belonging to Thomas Nottage
D/F 35/3/107  1844 FRANKLIN AND SON - Auctioneer’s notebook - Farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/3/113  1846 FRANKLIN AND SON Auctioneer’s notebook - estate of the late Thomas Turner, HENHAM 
D/F 35/3/121  1848 FRANKLIN AND SON - Auctioneer’s notebook - estates belonging to Mr H. Cheffins, HENHAM

D/F 35/3/123  1848-1849 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Auctioneer’s notebook - estates belonging to the late George Watson, HENHAM; Properties belonging to the late Mrs Phillips, Elsenham

D/F 35/3/154  1857  FRANKLIN AND SON - Auctioneer’s notebook - farm at HENHAM
D/F 35/3/257  1891-1892 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Auctioneer’s notebook - properties belonging to late Miss Sarah Phipps, Rose Cottage, HENHAM

D/F 35/3/262  1893-1894 FRANKLIN AND SON Auctioneer’s notebook -  cottages at HENHAM belonging to Mrs Everett 
D/F 35/3/279  1902-1903 FRANKLIN AND SON - Auctioneer’s notebook - farm at  property at Lt. Lodge Farm, HENHAM, distrained for rent of G. West by the landlord, W. Fuller Maitland 

D/F 35/3/280  1903-1904 FRANKLIN AND SON. Auctioneer’s notebook - Farm at  HENHAM
D/F 35/3/287  1907-1908 FRANKLIN AND SON Auctioneer’s notebook - farms at Elsenham; HENHAM Hall Estate,
D/F 35/7/5      1819  FRANKLIN AND SON Sale Catalogue: Farm (69a.), land (17a.) and cottages,  HENHAM. R. Franklin, auctioneer.
D/F 35/7/10  1829 FRANKLIN AND SON - Sale Catalogue: Farm, messuages, cottages and land (70a.), HENHAM. Franklin & Glascock, auctioneers

D/F 35/7/217  1846 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Sale catalogue: Cottage, orchard and garden, HENHAM
D/F 35/7/238  1848 FRANKLIN AND SON - Sale catalogue - Two tenements with gardens and shed, HENHAM
D/F 35/7/247 1849 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Sale catalogue: Pennington Hall (100a.), HENHAM, belonging to the late George Warner.
D/F 35/7/380  1861 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Sale catalogue: Brick yard and barn, (2 3/4a.) HENHAM

D/F 35/7/388  1862 FRANKLIN AND SON - Sale Catalogue: The Star public house, cottages, gardens and Orchards and 2 arable fields, HENHAM, belonging to the late John Barker.

D/F 35/7/465  1873 FRANKLIN AND SON - Sale catalogue: Messuage, workshop and garden, and 3 tenements and gardens, HENHAM
D/F 35/7/502  1877 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Sale catalogue Wood End Green Farm (78a.), HENHAM.

D/F 35/7/628  1900 FRANKLIN AND SON - Sale Catalogue: Estates at Hatfield Broad Oak and HENHAM, comprising The Hill Farm (40a.), 6 fields (42a.) and 4 cottages, Hatfield Broad Oak; Henleys Farm (8a.), HENHAM. G. E. Sworder & Sons, auctioneers. With plans.

D/F 35/7/686  1908 FRANKLIN AND SON - Sale Catalogue: Oakley Hall Farm (400a.), “Oakley” [Ugly] and HENHAM;  Marked in code by D.T. Franklin. With plans and photographs

D/F 35/8/47    1877 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Value of estate, HENHAM, belonging to the late Mr. Bush.
D/F 35/8/109  1894 FRANKLIN AND SON - The Home Brewed Beer House, premises and cottages, HENHAM. Including correspondence; draft particulars.

D/F 35/8/229
  1908-1909 FRANKLIN AND SON - Proposed Acquisition of land for small holdings by Essex County Council in Debden, Elsenham, HENHAM, Sampford and Widdington. Including copy of D. T. Franklin’s Report on applications for small holdings; correspondence

D/F 35/8/271  1913 FRANKLIN AND SON - Survey of Orchard Cottage and land, HENHAM, for J. E. Chamberlain tenant, with view to possible purchase from the landlord, Sir Walter Gilbey. Correspondence and Franklin and Son’s Account

D/F 35/8/340  1925 FRANKLIN AND SON - Report and Valuation of Property, Woodend Green, HENHAM, belonging to Mrs. E. Winter and Mr G.S. Marshall. Including correspondence; copy of surveyor’s Report of valuation. 

D/F 35/9/8  1924 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Insurance Valuation of The Row, HENHAM, by Ernest Jennings for the Mutual Property Insurance Co. Ltd. Correspondence. 

D/F 35/12/27  1901 FRANKLIN AND SON - Correspondence: Sale of the late Wm.Yeldham’s property, Thaxted; Tylers Land, Thaxted; HENHAM Hall sale.

D/F 35/12/37  1903-1904 FRANKLIN AND SON - Correspondence: Little HENHAM Lodge;  Chickney timber sale;
D/F 35/12/38  1903-1904 FRANKLIN AND SON -  Correspondence:  Jock Farm, HENHAM (incl. part of a sale catalogue)
D/F 35/12/42  1904 FRANKLIN AND SON - Correspondence re Lovecotes Farm, Debden; HENHAM Parsonage

D/F 35/12/85  1910 Business records - FRANKLIN AND SON, AUCTIONEERS AND ESTATE AGENTS. Correspondence: Lt. HENHAM Hall threshing; HENHAM allotments; inquiries about properties; personal and private matters.

D/F 87/52  6 July 1855 G. E. SWORDER AND SONS LTD. Sale catalogue for tenement and land (0.5a) in HENHAM. Poster, MS conditions of sale.

D/F 87/72  16 March 1866 G.E. SWORDER AND SONS LTD Sale catalogue: Particulars’ of two cottages in five tenements in HENHAM. MS conditions of sale, signed memorandum and sketch plan. 

D/F 87/114  21 May 1879 G.E. SWORDER AND SONS LTD.- Sale catalogue Particulars and conditions of sale of two cottages on the road to Debden in HENHAM.

D/F 87/125  4 October 1882 G.E. SWORDER AND SONS LTD. Sale catalogue Particulars of sale of cottage and land (0.5a) abutting on Wood End Green in HENHAM. MS conditions of sale.

D/K 8  St THERESA, STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET. The church and parish of St. Theresa of Lisieux, Stansted Mountfitchet was founded in 1958, when a site at Millside and Mill House were purchased and the latter converted into a house-church. By the end of the 20th century the premises had become inadequate for the growing parish community and a new church was needed. In 2002 the former parishes of St. Theresa, Stansted Mountfitchet and St. Anthony, HENHAM were merged and the sites of the two churches sold to provide funds for a new parish church to serve the joint community. This church, also dedicated to St. Theresa, was built on a site in High Lane, Stansted Mountfitchet. It was completed late in 2002 and consecrated in 2003. The deeds in this collection apparently relate to the site at Millside and the Mill House which became the first church of St. Theresa in 1958


D/NC 36/1 1806-1837 HENHAM CONGREGATIONAL (LATER UNITED REFORMED) CHURCH

Proceedings of the Church Meeting: Church book. Contains note of cost and opening of meeting house, list of trustees, and `Declaration of a Society of Protestant Dissenters at HENHAM’, with fourteen signatures or marks, 1806; roll of church members, 1807-1837; church rules, 1806, with additions, 1820; burial ground rules, 1810; minutes of meetings of members and subscribers 1808-1811; minister’s notes, 1812- 1813, and minutes of church meetings, 1816-1832, `intended as a private memorandum, solely for my own use’ by minister; and register of baptisms, 1806-1835 (from 1813 giving, in addition, date of birth).

D/NC 36/1-4 HENHAM CONGREGATIONAL (LATER UNITED REFORMED) CHURCH Proceedings of the Church Meeting 

D/NC 36/2 1838-1884 HENHAM CONGREGATIONAL (LATER UNITED REFORMED) CHURCH

Proceedings of the Church Meeting. Church book - Contains brief historical account of the church, 1806-1836, based on above-mentioned volume; copy of letter of dismission of two members from Clavering to HENHAM, 1838; copy of roll of church members 1807-1837, with additions and amendments to 1847; roll of church members, 1848, with additions and amendments to 1857; brief notes on ministers, 1839-1862; minutes of meetings of members and subscribers, 1848 and 1858; rolls of church members, 1856, with additions and amendments to 1861, and 1862, with amendments to 1884; minutes of church meetings, 1862-1883, with annual lists of new, transferred and deceased members, 1863-1883. At back reversed: register of baptisms, 1806-1835 (transcript made 1838) and 1838-1884 (from 1813 giving, in addition, date of birth). Inside back cover, pasted-in: certificate of registration of HENHAM Independent Chapel for
solemnization of marriage, 1849.

D/NC 36/3  1833-1932 HENHAM CONGREGATIONAL (LATER UNITED REFORMED) CHURCH
Church book. Contains minutes of church meetings, 1883-1932; deacons’ meetings, 1893 and 1928-1932; trustees’ meetings, 1899 and 1923; and trustees’ and deacons’ meetings, 1926. At front and back: rolls of church members, 1883, with amendments to 1888; and 1889, with additions and amendments to 1915; and annual rolls, 1924-1928, with amendments to 1933. At back, reversed; register of baptisms, 1885-1903 and 1922-1930 (giving, in addition, date of birth), and note of single marriage, 1927.

D/NC 36/4 1950-1978 HENHAM CONGREGATIONAL (LATER UNITED REFORMED) CHURCH

Annual roll of church members, 1950-1973, with amendments to 1978

D/NC 36/5  1895-1908 HENHAM CONGREGATIONAL (LATER UNITED REFORMED) CHURCH
Account book [index]: Inc. minutes of church meeting, 1897, and trustees’ meeting, 1898; and undated list of trustees and extracts from will of Edward Sandford.

D/NC 36/6  1731-1797 HENHAM CONGREGATIONAL (LATER UNITED REFORMED) CHURCH

Title deeds of freehold cottage and parcel of ground upon part of which a messuage formerly stood but since pulled down adjoining Crow Street Green in HENHAM

D/NC 36/7  1863-1865 HENHAM CONGREGATIONAL (LATER UNITED REFORMED) CHURCH

Minutes of trustees’ meetings concerning erection of new chapel and school room, 1863-1865, and at back, reversed, account of collecting cards issued and monies received for building school room, 1864-1865

D/NC 36/8 1864 HENHAM CONGREGATIONAL (LATER UNITED REFORMED) CHURCH - 2 Collecting cards for building the proposed lecture and school room, with elevation by Jasper Cowell of 5 Tyndale Place, London, architect

D/NC 36/9  1864 HENHAM CONGREGATIONAL (LATER UNITED REFORMED) CHURCH
List of subscribers, with amounts, and statement of accounts for building the chapel and school room

D/NC 36/10  1913 HENHAM CONGREGATIONAL (LATER UNITED REFORMED) CHURCH Photograph of postcard showing exterior of the chapel and Revd. John Farley, minister

D/NC 36/11 1919 HENHAM CONGREGATIONAL (LATER UNITED REFORMED) CHURCH Receipted bill for hymn board

D/NC 83
  1899-1987 Congregational (later United Reformed) Church records DUPLICATE REGISTERS OF MARRIAGES.

All the registers postdate the Marriage Act 1898 (61 & 62 Vic. c.58). As from 1 April 1899, this amended the Marriage Act 1836 to permit marriages to be solemnized in registered places of worship (’registered buildings’) without the presence of a registrar. Previously his presence had been required for all marriages other than those of Anglicans, Quakers and Jews, with the result that many nonconformist churches were not registered for the solemnization of marriages (as opposed to public worship) until after 1898. For an example of an earlier registration, in 1849, see HENHAM United Reformed Church (D/NC 36/2). Churches which were registered for the solemnization of marriages before 1898 might keep their own unofficial registers of marriages attended by the registrar (and therefore appearing officially in his register).

D/NC 83/11/1  1949 - 1973 Register of marriages (’No. 1′) of the Independent Chapel (from [5 October 1972] the United Reformed Church), HENHAM. Closed by direction of the Registrar General, 17 October 1978, ‘in consequence of the Church having ceased to be used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was certified ‘

D/NC 83/11/1  United Reformed Church, HENHAM

See D/NC 36 for other records of this church. These include a certificate of the registration of the building for the solemnization of marriages on 3 November 1849 (D/NC 36/2). However, with the exception of the marriages of 1949-1973 recorded in D/NC 83/11/1 (and a single marriage of 1927 noted in D/NC 36/3) the church seems to have kept no record of marriages solemnized there. Any which took place before 1949 will presumably be found in the registrar’s register.


D/P 4/16/5 1740-1822 Removal orders of vagrants and prisoners with examinations attached.

Jane Mead, spinster, from Henham, 1787 (born in Henham, but her grandfather Edward Mead had had a certificate from Hatfield Broad Oak);

D/P 15/25/23
  6 Oct.1355 NEWPORT, ST. MARY THE VIRGIN Gaces’ Charity Deeds - Power of attorney to give seisin to Henry Pecok and Avicia his wife.

(i) Jn. Battayle of Manuden;
(ii) William Gilot of HENHAM.

6 ac. land in Newport in 2 parcels in field called Derlawecroft.  [No witnesses]



D/P 15/25/47  20 May 1507 NEWPORT, ST. MARY THE VIRGIN Gaces’ Charity Deeds.
Demise for ever.

(i) Rich. Grace of Newport and Jn. Berde of Great Abington (Cambs), feoffees to the use of John Covyle of Newport and at his request;

(ii) said John Covyle and Agnes Thurger of Little Abington (co. Cambridgeshire ) widow, whom he is about to marry

Messuage and garden called Gaces, 2 crofts, 10 ac.land, a pightel, 6 pieces of land and meadow in Newport; 3 ac. arable in Buryfield lying between land of Newport rectory on W. and land of Jn. Sturgeon on E., one head abut. on land formerly of Jn. Chamberleyn to S., other head abut. on land of divers men to N.; and 181/2 acres of land in divers parcels in the fields of Newport.

Recites: Feoffment of Gaces etc. (i) said Jn. Covyle and Edm. Gosnold; (ii) said Richard Grace and Jn. Berde.

Recites: Feoffment of Gaces etc. (i) Jn.Sarlying of Newport and Jn. Vawdy of Wendon Lofts;(ii) said Jn. Covyle and Edmund Gosnold.

Recites: Feoffment of 3 ac. (i) Jn. Pynnar and Robert Chambley of Newport; (ii)said Jn. Covyle and Edmund Gosnald and Thomas Sturgeon of Newport now deceased

Recites: Feoffment of all above property (i) Robt. FitzWilliam of Clavering, Robert Lenethorp of HENHAM, Jn. Barker son of Thomas Barker of Wimbish, Jn. Jarpenvile, Rich. Bronde, Henry Ponde. Robert Ederich and Jn. Longe of Newport;(ii) Jn. Covyle, Agnes Thurger, Edmund Gosnald, Robt. Chamberleyn, Richard Fuller and Richard Chapman.

Witnesses: Nich. Rutland notary, Jn. Jarpenvyle, Thomas Grace, Roger Cothe, Tho. Chicheley, Thomas Caybrede of Newport, Thomas Motte

 
D/P 15/25/24
  8 Nov.1355 NEWPORT, ST. MARY THE VIRGIN  Gaces' Charity Deeds. Grant

(i) Jn. Battayle of Manuden;
(ii)Wm. Gylot of HENHAM

Parcel of a messuage containing half a burgage in Bonhuntte street next to the messuage of Richard Whithened; a plot of land at the head of Newport town called Shepecote; a toft formerly of William Bonskyer between the land of one Beltere and land of Mart. Soutere; 6 ac. land in one piece in la Stokkyngge formerly of Jn. Qwyntin between land of the master of St. Leonard's Hospital and land of Jn. Bole; 3 ac. land in the same field in one piece; all in Newport. 1 rod of land in one piece and 2 ac. land 10 perches of land in another piece in Shottegrenefield; 1 and a half acres of land in one piece in a field called Skottedegrove; all in Widdington. 5s.5d. rent in Newport, viz.4s.2d. paid by Bart, de Frestlyngge for his capital tenement in Newport; 8 and a half pence paid by the master of St. Leonard's Hospital for 2 and a half acres of land at le Holleworngham; half pence paid by Baronet le Hert for part of his capital tenement; and 6d. paid for a shop in the butchery of Newport formerly of Jn. Absolon.

Witnesses: Jn. Bole, Jn. Hynton, Jn. Michel. Jn. Riclyngge, Pet. Pigas.


D/P 15/25/33  18 Sep.1480 Deeds; Parish records; NEWPORT, ST. MARY THE VIRGIN; Gaces’ Charity Quitclaim

(i) Agnes daughter of Jn. HENHAM gentleman decd.;

(ii) Robt. Gace and Richard Damery both of Thaxted

Land, tenements, rents etc. in Newport called Gaces formerly of said Jn. HENHAM. No witnesses.


D/P 30/25/86A  1 February 1699/1700 WITHAM, ST. NICOLAS - Henry Smith’s charity
Grant. (Appointment to new trustees in accordance with a decree of the Commissioners of Charitable Uses dated 23 November 1699) - Samuel Smith vicar of HENHAM

Lands, being part of the manors of Tolsunt Tregrosse alias Tolsunt Darcye alias Tolshunt Tregrosse als. Tolshunt Darcye and Verlye alias Verlyes and of the rectory of Tolsunt alias Tolshunt alias Tolsant Darcye; viz: Hillyfield abut. S. on Greensteeds, Halfehide abut. S. on Greensteeds, 5 closes between said Hillyfield on S. and Hall ground on N., meadow (8 ac.) on W. of Hillyfield, close and grove abut. S. on said meadow and N. on Hallmeade and White Meade, 2 groves (7 ac.), one on N. of Hillyfield, other on E. of Halfehide, Heron Wood in Tolleshunt Darcy; freehold lands called Irrolds abut. S. on Heron Wood and N. on way to Tollesbury, mansion called Newhouse, close (2 ac.) abut E. on said mansion, arable (9 ac.) abut. N. on said mansion, way 40 feet wide from Newhouse through Brookefield to way to Maldon, pasture (23 ac.) abut S. on said mansion, pasture (8 ac.) W. on said mansion; in all 301 acres, and tithes thereof, in Tolleshunt Darcy, Tolleshunt Knights, Tolleshunt Major, Virley, St. Lawrence, West Mersea, Salcot, Goldhanger, Tollesbury, Tiptree, Inworth [`Infard'] and Witham.

Recites: 26 January 1626/7. Declaration of uses of trust. (i) Henry Smith of the city of London esq.; (ii) Rt.  Hon. Robert Earl of Essex, Richard Visc. Lumley, Sir Richard Gurney knight and bart., Sir Chris. Nevill K. B., Sir George Whitmore kt., William Rolfe, Hy. Hene esq., Hy Jackson and others.

Recites: 20 December 1641. Declaration of trustees that profits of above property was purchased by them for the use of poor of Braintree, HENHAM, Terling and Tolleshunt Darcy; Bungay, St. Peters and St. Margarets Ilketshaw (all co. Suff.); Pauls Walden (co. Herts.); St. Marys near Chester (co. Chesh.); Fletching, Rotherfield; Faunt and Southover (all co. Sussex).

  
D/P 60/26/2  1835 Deposited copy of Act and Plan of London to Cambridge Railway Shows parts of following Essex parishes: HENHAM


D/P 72/25/5
  1642 MORETON, ST. MARY THE VIRGIN CHARITIES. Conveyance to new trustees. (and counterpart)

(1) Thos. Pepper & Nich. Pricklove of Moreton, yeo.; Jn. King of HENHAM, tanner; Geo. King of Hallingbury and Thos. Glascocke, of Stanford Rivers, yeo.; Surviving feoffees;

(ii) Sam. Hoard, of Moreton Clerk; Robert Browne, lord of Upperhall als. Netherhall manor, Moreton, esq.; Jn. Watkin of London & Jn. Poole of Bobbingworth, gents., Wm. Poole and Hy.Sheppy, of Moreton, yeoman.

Messuage and 8 ac. of land in Moreton. [Not executed]

D/P 72/25/6  1642 MORETON, ST. MARY THE VIRGIN - CHARITIES - Conveyance to new trustees. (and counterpart)

(1) Thos. Pepper & Nich. Pricklove of Moreton, yeo.; Jn. King of HENHAM, tanner; Geo. King of Hallingbury and Thos. Glascocke, of Stanford Rivers, yeo.; Surviving feoffees;

(ii) Sam. Hoard, of Moreton Clerk; Robert Browne, lord of Upperhall als. Netherhall manor, Moreton, esq.; Jn. Watkin of London & Jn. Poole of Bobbingworth, gents., Wm. Poole and Hy. Sheppy, of Moreton, yeoman

Messuage and 8 ac. of land in Moreton. [Not executed]

D/P 604/1/1-8  Henham St Mary the Virgin - Service of Church: Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials D/P 604/1/1-8 INCUMBENT HENHAM, St. Mary the Virgin

D/P 604/1/1  1539-1741 [Register of Baptisms :1539-1741 Marriages :1539-1740 Burials :1539-1740
At back: note, 1943, that the Revd. William Ormrod, vicar, died on 16 May 1943 aged 67 and was buried in the churchyard on 20 May; the Rural Dean took the service and all the clergy in the Deanery attended. The Revd. Ernest E. Lilley was appointed priest-in-charge, having acted in an honorary capacity during the illness of the vicar.

D/P 604/1/2  Register of Baptisms : 1741-1812, Marriages : 1741-1754, Burials : 1741-1812
At front: notes that Revd. Joseph Richards left his curacy to reside at the vicarage of Manuden and was succeeded by Revd. George Adams, who was himself succeeded by the Revd. John Canning, October 1757; induction of Revd. Wasey Sterry, Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford, by Revd. John Canning, vicar of Elsenham, on 11 July 1776 (came to reside the following Michaelmas); induction of Revd. William Campbell, Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford, by Revd. John Canning, vicar of Elsenham, 1779 (came to reside, July 1780). Found loose: printed notice advertising reward of £5 for locating the baptism entry of Richard Kemball or Kembold, 1592-1597, and £1 for baptism entries of children.

D/P 604/1/3 1813-1848 Baptism register HENHAM, St. Mary the Virgin
D/P 604/1/4 1848-1890 Baptism register HENHAM, St. Mary the Virgin
D/P 604/1/5 1754-1781 Register of marriages and banns
D/P 604/1/6 1782-1812 register of marriages and banns
D/P 604/1/7 1813-1837 Marriage register HENHAM, St. Mary the Virgin
D/P 604/1/8 1813-1878 Burial register HENHAM, St. Mary the Virgin

D/P 604/8/1  1784-1846 Parish records Minutes HENHAM, St. Mary the Virgin
VESTRY Minutes Note that volume was found in a summer-house at the back of Turner’s Stores, Stansted Mountfitchet in 1973 and was repaired by the Essex Record Office in 1977.


D/DP M1220
  1579-1598 Draft court book PETRE FAMILY OF INGATESTONE AND WEST HORNDON
Draft court books for numerous manors in Essex and elsewhere: Manors of  Henham, Pledgedon cum Cannons in Henham, and Dunmow Priory, all in Essex

D/DP/T135/6  23 January 1583/4 DEEDS  PETRE FAMILY OF INGATESTONE AND WEST HORNDON. Exemplification of final concord (Hilary Term 1563/4; Court of Queen’s Bench sat at Hertford Castle) `Parlecheden’ [?Pledgdon in HENHAM]. Consideration, £1,600. Seal of Court of Queen’s Bench (mutilated). Endorsed `No.3′

D/RSt  STANSTED RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL - Stansted RDC was formed in 1894 and comprised the following parishes: Berden, Birchanger, Elsenham,  Farnham, Great Hallingbury, Little Hallingbury, HENHAM, Manuden, Stansted Mountfitchet, Ugley

In 1934 Stansted Rural District Council ceased to exist; Great Hallingbury and Little Hallingbury were transferred to Dunmow Rural District Council and the other eight parishes were transferred to Saffron Walden Rural District Council.

D/RSt 2/1/1-5, D/RSt 2/2/1, D/RSt 2/3/1, D/RSt 2/4/1 catalogued by RC March 2006. The records of Stansted Rural District Council were deposited at the same time as the records of the Stansted Water Company

(D/F 285) and the writing in D/F 285/1/1 and D/RSt 2/2/1 appears to be by the same person. However, as Stansted RDC was abolished in 1934 (becoming instead part of Saffron Walden RDC) it is not clear what the connection is between the two.

D/DWv/P16  1848 Draft enclosure map of HENHAM in to 1m. 76×57. Draft map of whole parish. Almost identical with official map, but shows in addition names of farms and whole of village in block plan, also all old enclosures and woods. One set of field ref. numbers correspond with Tithe Map, 1840, apparently used as basis of this draft. For official map see Q/RDc 43 a,b

D/XUt/Pl/1/1  1995 Uttlesford District Plan. 190 pp. ISBN 0 905993 06 3 Includes - in pockets at ends - four loose folded sheets: proposals map (scale 1:50,000); proposals key; Great Dunmow inset map (1:…

D/Y 1/1/175/1 23 August 1725 HOLMAN MANUSCRIPTS - Correspondence obtaining information for Holman’s History of Essex. Letter to William Holman from James Smith Sending as much answer as he can but he is not very curious about these matters. Plegden Hall and manor was in the Crew family which became extinct in with the death of Lord Crew, Bishop of Durham. He left the estate to Mr Cartwright of Northamptonshire who is the present possessor of it. The main estate in the town here was purchased by Dr. Wright father of Sir Henry Wright between 1640 and 1660. Lady Wright, widow of Sir Henry held it as her jointure, and annexed an estate worth £34 per annum to the vicarage. Lady Wright’s daughter inherited the estate and sold it to Sir John Blunt from whom it went and remains in the Trustees of the South Sea Company. 4 or 5 houses a little distance from HENHAM called Little HENHAM and the manor there is called Plegden Canons, but he does not know why. There are no almshouses or charitable donations except a small amount which they have in common with 13 other parishes. Mr Dale knows about this. He knows of no manor in Ugley called Brends Hall.

D/Z 2/10 1907-1949 Land Tax Assessments (Collector’s Duplicates) for the following parishes:- HENHAM. Complete sets of assessments for 1929-1949, incomplete sets for 1907, 1912-1914, 1916-1923, 1926, 1928 

D/Z 2/10/29 1941 Land Tax Assessment for year ending 24 March 1942]  Includes  parish of  HENHAM
D/Z 2/10/31 1944-1946 Land Tax Assessment. Includes parish of HENHAM


E/MM 314/1 1923-1952 HENHAM AND UGLEY COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL - Managers’ minutes
E/MM 315/1 1953-1973 HENHAM & UGLEY COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL - Managers’ minutes
E/MM 1166 HENHAM AND UGLEY COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL
E/MM 907/1 HENHAM AND UGLEY COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL Managers’ minutes 1973 -1979
E/E 103/2/1  1928-1961 BELCHAMP ST. PAUL CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL