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1820. The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham. To wit. The General Court Baron and Customary Court of John Samuel Feake, Jane Feake and Ann Charlotte Feake infant and Henrietta Elizabeth Seville Glen widow, Lord and Ladies of the said Manor there holden in and for the same Manor on Monday the thirtieth day of October in the first year of the Reign of our Sovereign George the Fourth by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty before John Foreman, gentleman, Steward there. The Homage: Daniel Mumford and George Warner sworn.

Bailiff's presentment of the seizure of John Howard's Copyhold. At this Court it is presented by the said Homage on their oaths that at this Court in his proper person came William Stallibrass the Bailiff of the said Manor and brought into Court a certain warrant .. under the hand of the Steward of the said Manor bearing date the twenty-eighth day of this Instant ... commanding him the said William Stallibrass as such Bailiff aforesaid .. the hands of the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor All that croft of Customary land called Commons Croft containing by estimation five acres more or less holden of the said Manor by Copy of Court Roll and the yearly quit rent of three (?) shillings and three pence lately belonging to John Stock deceased and which had been forfeited by virtue of these proclamations for name of an heir And on which And on which said warrant or precept the said William Stallibrass had certified and to the Court then sitting did so inform the said Homage that he had so entered upon and seized the said cottage, Customary land and premises To and for the use of the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor as by the said precept he was commanded.

At this Court also is further presented by the said Homage on their oaths that at this Court in his proper person comes William Stallibrass the bailiff of the said Manor and brought into Court a certain Warrant or Precept under the hand of the Steward of the said Manor bearing date the twenty-eighth day of this instant October commanding him the said William Stallibrass or such bailiff as aforesaid to enter upon and seize into the hands of the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor All that messuage or tenement called Great Town House holden of the said Manor by Copy of Court Roll and the yearly quit rent of one shilling and which had become forfeited to the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor by virtue of these proclamations for want of an heir and on which said warrant or precept the said William Stallibrass had certified and to the said Court then sitting did so inform the said Homage that he had so entered upon and seized the said messuage or tenement and premises called The Great Town House to and for the use of the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor as by the said precept he was so commanded. The End of this Court.

1821. The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham. To wit. The General Court Baron and Customary Court of John Samuel Feake, Jane Feake and Ann Charlotte Feake infant and Henrietta Elizabeth Seville Glen widow, Lord and Ladies of the said Manor there holden in and for the same Manor on Monday the twenty-second day of October in the second year of the Reign of our Sovereign George the Fourth by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one before John Foreman, gentleman, Steward there. The Homage: Daniel Mumford and George Warner sworn.

Whereas at a General Court Baron and Customary Court holden for the Manor aforesaid on the twenty-third day of July one thousand eight hundred and nineteen it was presented by the Homage upon their oaths that John Stock a late Customary Tenant of the Manor aforesaid who held to him and his heirs for ever by Copy of Court Roll All that croft of Customary land called Commons Croft containing five acres more or less and holden of the said Manor by the yearly rent of three shillings and three pence since the then last and before that Court died so seised thereof But who was the heir of heirs of the said John Stock or to whom he had devised the said premises they the said Homage knew not and because no person or persons came to that Court to be Admitted Tenant to the same premises the first proclamation was made And whereas at a General Court Baron holden for the said Manor on the twenty-third day of August one thousand eight hundred and nineteen it was presented by the then Homage that at that Court the second proclamation was made according to the custom of the said Manor for the heir or heirs of the said John Stock or those who claimed right under him to come to Court and be Admitted Tenant to the said land and premises. And whereas at another General Court Baron holden for the said Manor on the twenty-ninth day of October one thousand eight hundred and nineteen was presented by the Homage that at that Court the third proclamation was made according to the Custom of the said Manor for the heir or heirs of the said John Stock or those who claimed right under him to come into Court and be admitted Tenant to the said land and premises And that the Court by reason of no person coming for that purpose the Bailiff of the said Manor was thereupon commanded to enter into and upon the said land and premises ... And whereas at another General Court Baron and Customary Court holden for the said Manor on the thirtieth day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty it was presented by the then Homage of that Court that at that Court came William Stallibrass, Bailiff of the said Manor and informed the Court that by virtue of a precept under the hand of John Foreman, gentleman, Steward of the Court of the said Manor bearing date the twenty-eighth day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty that he the said William Stallibrass had seized the said land and premises to and for the use of the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor as by the said precept he was commanded. Now at this Court it was presented by the said Homage on their oaths that at this Court in his proper person came John White and Edward Jarvis and brought into Court the Last Will and Testament of the said John Stock and that by the same bearing date the fourth day of November one thousand eight hundred and seventeen he the said John Stock did direct that all and every his real estates should be sold by the said John White and Edward Jarvis either by public auction or private contract for the best price that could be got of the same And thereupon at this Court in his proper person comes Joseph Smith of Shortgroves in the parish of Newport Pond in the said County of Essex, esquire, and brought into Court a certain Indre of bargain and Sale bearing date the seventeenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one and made between the said John White and Edward Jarvis of the one part and the said Joseph Smith of the other part to hereby in consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain and Ireland to them the said John White and Edward Jarvis paid by the said Joseph Smith. They the said John White and Edward Jarvis did bargain and sell unto the said Joseph Smith All that Customary or Copyhold close, piece or parcel of arable land containing by estimation five acres be the same more or less as the same is now and for many years past has been enclosed with freehold land and forming one close commonly called or known by the name of Great Commons or otherwise containing by estimation eight acres one rood and thirty-six perches be the same more or less and holden of the said Manor by Copy of Court Roll and the yearly rent of three shillings and three pence To hold to him the said Joseph Smith, his heirs and assigns for ever To the intent that he might be Admitted Tenant to the said land and premises according to the custom of the said Manor And thereupon at this Court comes the said Joseph Smith and humbly prays of the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor to grant to him and his heirs the said land and premises To whom the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor of their especial grace and favour and on the humble petition of the said Joseph Smith did grant and deliver seisin thereof by the Rod To have and to hold the said land and premises with the appurtenances unto the said Joseph Smith, his heirs and assigns for ever according to the form and effect of the said Indenture of Bargain and Sale to be holden of the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor by Copy of Court Roll according to the custom of the said Manor by the yearly rent of three shillings and three pence ....

At this Court also it is presented by the said Homage on their oaths at a General Baron and Customary Court holden for the Manor aforesaid on the twenty-third of July one thousand eight hundred and nineteen the Homage of that Court did find and present That all and every the Trustee and ... of All that messuage or tenement called The Great Town House situate within and holden of the Manor aforesaid by Copy of Court Roll had long before that Court died so seised thereof And because no person or persons came to that Court to claim Admittance to the same the first Proclamation was made of And whereas at a General Court Baron holden for the Manor aforesaid on the twenty-third day of August one thousand eight hundred and nineteen It was presented by the then Homage that at Court the second Proclamation .. make according to the Custom of the said Manor for the person or persons claiming right to the said premises to come into Court and Admitted Tenant thereto but no one came for that purpose And whereas at another General Court Baron holden for the Manor on the twenty-ninth day of October one thousand eight hundred and nineteen It was presented by the then Homage that at that Court the third Proclamation was made according to the Custom of the said Manor for the person or persons claiming right to the said premises to come into Court and be Admitted Tenant thereto but no one came for that purpose Therefore the bailiff of the said Manor was commanded to enter into and upon the said messuage or tenement, land and premises and the same to seize into the Hands of the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor for their use the same having become forfeited by non-claim according to the Custom of the said Manor. And whereas at another General Court Baron holden for the said Manor on the thirtieth day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty it was presented by the Homage of that Court that at that Court came William Stallibrass the bailiff of the said Manor and informed the Court that by virtue of a Warrant or Precept bearing date the twenty-eighth day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty to him directed under the hand of John Foreman, gentleman, Steward of the said Manor and by him the said William Stallibrass then in Court produced and presented upon which said precept was evidenced a Memorandum under the hand of the said William Stallibrass setting forth that he the said William Stallibrass did on the thirtieth day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty enter into and take possession of the said messuage or tenement called The Great Town House with all and every the appurtenances belonging and did seize the same into the hands for the use of the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor As by the said Warrant or Precept with the Return of the said William Stallibrass .. at the said .. Court will now more fully appear. Now at this Court it is presented by the said Homage on their oaths that at this Court came William Stallibrass and Mynott Titchmarsh, George Warner, Daniel Mumford, James Bush and Charles Willis ? all of the parish of Henham aforesaid, yeomen and humbly pray of the Lord and Ladies to grant to them and their heirs as Trustees for the Parishioners ?) of Henham aforesaid the said messuage or tenement called The Great Town House with all and every the appurtenances to the same belonging To whom the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor of their especial grace and favour and on the humble petition of the said William Stallibrass, Mynott Titchmarsh, George Warner, Daniel Mumford, James Bush and Charles Willis ? Did grant and deliver seizin thereof by the Rod To have and to hold the said messuage or tenement and hereditaments called The Great Town House unto the said William Stallibrass, Mynott Titchmarsh, George Warner, Daniel Mumford, James Bush and Charles Willis ? the they the said heirs and assigns Upon trust that William Stallibrass, Mynott Titchmarsh, George Warner, Daniel Mumford, James Bush and Charles Willis ? and the survivor of the and the heirs and assigns of such survivor shall and may be seized and possessed of the same messuage or tenement and premises for the use of the poor of the parish of Henham aforesaid and also upon trust to release, surrender and dispose of the same unto such persons and for such purposes and in such way and Manor as the Major part of the inhabitants of the parish of Henham aforesaid in .. .. shall from time to time direct or appoint and in the mean time to permit and suffer such messuage or tenement and hereditaments to be held, used, occupied or enjoyed by such persons and for such purpose .. the everyone of the poor of the parish of Henham aforesaid for the time being shall order, direct or appoint and to and for no other use, intent or purpose whatsoever to be holden of the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor by Copy of Court Roll according to the custom of the said Manor by the yearly rent, suits, services and other customs therefore anciently due and of right accustomed And they give to the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor no fine for such their Admission because the Lord and Ladies did pardon and correct the same and their fealties are respited and so forth.

Alienation to Joseph Smith esquire. At this Court also it is witnessed by the said Steward and presented by the said Homage that before this Court Joseph Smith esquire of Shortgrove hath purchased of the Owners and Repositors of The Broom Farm within this Manor certain freehold lands in Copperton Field containing five acres more or less formerly .. and .. and held of this Manor by .. did fealty .. Court and the yearly rent of nine shillings and eight pence whereupon there happened to the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor the sum of nine shillings and eight pence for a Relief And at this Court in his proper person comes the said Joseph Smith and pays the said Relief and took his entry into the said premises but his fealty was respited and so forth.

Death of John Stock, Freehold Tenant. At this Court also it is witnessed by the said Steward and presented by the said Homage that John Bush who held to him and his heirs by ... fealty rent of one shilling and four pence All that cottage, tenement with the orchard and appurtenances belonging situate ... before this Court died so seised thereof ... that by his Last Will and testament bearing date the fourth day of November one thousand eight hundred and nineteen he gave and devised the same to his niece Mary Stock and her heirs .... happened to the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor one shilling and four pence for a Relief and because no person comes to this Court to pay the said Relief and make entry to the said premises the Lord and Ladies bailiff is commanded to distrain. The End of this Court.

1822. The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham. To wit. The General Court Baron and Customary Court of John Samuel Feake, Jane Feake and Ann Charlotte Feake infant and Henrietta Elizabeth Seville Glen widow, Lord and Ladies of the said Manor there holden in and for the same Manor on Monday the twenty-seventh day of May in the third year of the Reign of our Sovereign George the Fourth by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two before John Foreman, gentleman, Steward there. The Homage: William Stallibrass and James Bush sworn.

Death of Joseph Smith esquire. At this Court also it is witnessed by the said Steward and presented by the said Homage that since the last and before this Court Joseph Smith esquire a Customary Tenant of the said Manor who held to him and his heirs by Copy of Court Roll bearing date the twenty-second day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one All that croft of Customary Land called Commons Croft died so seised thereof .. no one comes to this Court to be Admitted Tenant to the said Customary land and premises .. the first Proclamation .. and so forth.

At this Court also it is witnessed by the said Steward and presented by the said Homage on their oaths that the first Proclamation .. made for the heir or heirs of Joseph Smith esquire deceased in order the person aforesaid entitled to come into Court and take Entry to the Freehold land and premises of .. the said Joseph Smith lately died But no one came for that purpose Therefore the bailiff of the said Manor was commanded to distrain. The End of this Court.

1823. The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham. To wit. The General Court Baron and Customary Court of John Samuel Feake, Jane Feake and Ann Charlotte Feake infant and Henrietta Elizabeth Seville Glen widow, Lord and Ladies of the said Manor there holden in and for the same Manor on Friday the twenty-first day of November in the fourth year of the Reign of our Sovereign George the Fourth by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three before John Foreman, gentleman, Steward there. The Homage: William Stallibrass and Mynott Titchmarsh sworn.

Whereas at a General Court Baron and Customary Court holden for the said Manor aforesaid on the twenty-second day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one Joseph Smith of Shortgroves in the parish of Newport Pond in the said County of Essex was Admitted tenant to All that Customary or Copyhold piece or parcel of arable and containing by estimation five acres be the same more or less as the same then and for many years last past had been enclosed with freehold land and farming one close commonly called or known by the name of Great Cannons or otherwise To hold to him and ... and no one came to that Court ... Now before at this Court it is .. by the said Steward and the said Homage did find and present that William Charles Smith of Shortgroves in the said County of Essex esquire was the eldest son and heir at law of the said Joseph Smith and as such ... to the said Customary land and premises. And thereupon at this court came the said William Charles Smith by William Stallibrass his Attorney and humbly prays of the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor to be Admitted tenant to the said croft, piece or parcel of land and premises To whom the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor by their said Steward did grant and deliver seisin thereof by the Rod To have and to hold the said croft piece or parcel of land and premises with the appurtenances unto the said William Charles Smith, his heirs and assigns for ever Of the Lord and Ladies by Copy of Court Roll according to the custom of the said Manor by the yearly rent , suit, services and other customs therefore due and of right accustomed And he gives to the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor for a fine for such his Admission to the said land and premises as appears in the margin (fine =£10.10s.0d.) and so is thereof Admitted Tenant in form aforesaid and his fealty is respited and so forth.

At this Court also it is witnessed by the said Steward and presented by the said Homage that John Stock who held to him and his heirs by on their oaths ... of Court and the yearly rent of one shilling and four pence All that cottage or tenement at Crow Street Green before the last Court had so died seised thereof And that by his last Will and testament he gave and devised the same to his niece Mary Stock whereupon there happened to the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor the sum of one shilling and four pence for a Relief And at this Court comes the said Mary Stock now Mary Atkinson the wife of Atkins of Devonport in the County of Devon by William Stallibrass her attorney and took here Copy into the said premises and paid to the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor the said Relief and her fealty was respited and so forth. The End of this Court.

1824. The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham. To wit. The General Court Baron and Customary Court of John Samuel Feake, Jane Feake and Ann Charlotte Feake infant and Henrietta Elizabeth Seville Glen widow, Lord and Ladies of the said Manor there holden in and for the same Manor on Monday the twenty-seventh day of September in the fifth year of the Reign of our Sovereign George the Fourth by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four before John Foreman, gentleman, Steward there. The Homage: George Warner and Daniel Mumford sworn.

Licence to continue premises wasted. Whereas the messuage or tenement called the B.. Town House situate within and holden of this Manor by Copy of Court Roll and to which William Stallibrass, Mynott Titchmarsh, George Warner, Daniel Mumford, James Bush and Charles Willis were admitted tenants at a General Court Baron holden for the Manor aforesaid on the twenty-second of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one hath lately been pulled down and the sale thereof laid open to the yard and garden belonging thereto Now at this Court it is presented by the said Homage that at this Court the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor upon the humble petition of the said William Stallibrass, Mynott Titchmarsh, George Warner, Daniel Mumford, James Bush and Charles Willis of their special grace and favour do give and grant to the said William Stallibrass, Mynott Titchmarsh, George Warner, Daniel Mumford, James Bush and Charles Willis their heirs or assigns for ever lying and being ... of the said messuage and the yard and garden of the same .. and without any .... of the said Manor to the contrary to the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor .. heirs and assigns .. and all Manor of fines, rents, customs, suits of Court ... if this licence had not been granted And the Lord and Ladies of this Manor of their special grace and favour did pardon and forgive the fine .. to .. for ... licence accordingly.

At this Court also it is witnessed by the said Steward and presented by the said Homage upon their oaths that on the twenty-seventh day of this Instant September William Stallibrass, Mynott Titchmarsh, George Warner, Daniel Mumford, James Bush and Charles Willis all Customary Tenants of the said Manor out of Court Surrendered into the hands of the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor by the hands and acceptance of their said Steward and according to the custom of the Manor All that toft piece or parcel of land and premises being formerly for sale of and upon which an old decayed messuage called the Old Town House formerly stood containing in length from north to south on the east end thereof one hundred and sixty feet of assize little more or less and on the west end thereof one hundred and ninety-four feet of assize and in width from east west on the north and south sides thereof ninety feet of assize little more or less together with free liberty of ingress, egress and regress of all times and for ever for the .. and ... of the said Surrendered toft piece or parcel of land and premises his and her heirs and assigns into, out of, over, by, through and upon a certain yard and premises to the well called The Town Well and yard and to have, take and draw water from the said well at their free will and pleasure in common with the owners of the said well and being part and parcel of All that messuage or tenement called The Old Town House with the appurtenances to which they the said William Stallibrass, Mynott Titchmarsh, George Warner, Daniel Mumford, James Bush and Charles Willis were Admitted Tenants at a General Court Baron holden for the said Manor on the twenty-third day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one on a Grant from the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor together with all and singular the appurtenances to the same belonging and the Reversion and Reversions, Remainder and Remainders thereof and of every part and of every part and parcel To the use and behoof of such person or persons and for such estate or estates, interest and interests and to and for such ends, intents and purposes as Henrietta Elizabeth Sackville Glyn of Donningtons in the parish of Sheering in the County of Essex, widow, shall at any time and from time to time by any Deed or Instrument in Writing to be sealed and delivered by her in the presence of and attested by two or more credible witnesses or by her last Will and Testament in Writing or by any Codicil thereto shall direct, .., give, devise or appoint the same and in default of such and in the mean time until such shall be made To the use and behoof of The Reverend George Henry Glyn of Henham aforesaid, Clerk, his heirs and assigns for ever ... And thereupon at this Court comes the said George Henry Glyn in his proper person and humbly prays of the Lord and Ladies of the said Manor to be Admitted Tenant to the said toft piece or parcel of land and premises with the rights of way and all of the .... The End of this Court.


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1844. The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham. This Indenture made the twenty-ninth day of August one thousand eight hundred and forty-four Between The Reverend Thomas Clayton Glyn, Clerk (eldest son of Thomas Glyn late of Great Cumberland Street in the parish of St Mary Le Bone and County of Middlesex Esq., formerly a colonel in the First Regiment of Foot Guards deceased) of the first part, Clayton William Feake Glyn Esquire eldest son of the said Thomas Clayton Glyn of the second part, and the said Thomas Clayton Glyn of the third part Witnesseth that in order to defeat the estate tail of the said Clayton William Feake Glyn in the hereditaments hereinafter mentioned and all estates, powers, rights and interests limited to take effect after the determination or in defeasance of such estate tail and to limit the said hereditaments to the uses hereinafter mentioned the said Clayton William Feake Glyn with the consent of the said Thomas Clayton Glyn as protector of the Settlement creating such estate tail Hath granted, confirmed and disposed of and by these presents doth grant, confirm and dispose of unto the said Thomas Clayton Glyn, his heirs and assigns All that one acre of Customary or Copyhold arable land with the appurtenances being paid and held of the Manor of Pledgden Cannons otherwise the Rectory of Henham in the county of Essex to which the said Thomas Clayton Glyn was admitted at a Court holden on the 27th day of May 1805 To hold to him, his heirs or assigns in trust as therein mentioned at the will of the Lords and Lady by Copy of court of Court Roll according to the custom of the said Manor except such of the said hereditaments of any as have been sold or disposed of by virtue of any power or powers of sale and exchange, Act or Acts of Parliament or otherwise but including in the Grant and the disposition hereby made all lands, tenements and hereditaments if any held of the said Manor of which by virtue of or under any power or powers of sale and exchange and investment or the powers and provisions of any Act or Act of Parliament or otherwise the said Clayton William Feake Glyn is now equitable tenant in tail made or in tail in remainder expectant on the decease of the said Thomas Clayton Glyn together with all the rights, members and appurtenances to the said hereditaments belonging or reputed to belong To hold the hereditaments expressed to be hereby granted and disposed of with their appurtenances unto the said Thomas Clayton Glyn, his heirs and assigns In trust for such person or persons for such estate or estates and for such intents and purposes and subject to such powers, provisos, declarations and agreements and such Manor and form as the said Thomas Clayton Glyn and Clayton William Feake Glyn by any deed or deeds, instrument or instruments, in writing with or without power of revocation and new appointment to be sealed and delivered in the presence of two or more credible witnesses shall direct or appoint and in default of such appointment and subject to the said power of appointment to the uses upon the trusts and with an subject to the powers, provisions and declarations which immediately before the execution of these presents were subsisting or capable of taking effect of or concerning the same In witness whereof the said parties to these presents had hereunto to set their hands and seals the day and year first above written. Signed, sealed and delivered by the within named Thomas Clayton Glyn and Clayton William Feake Glyn in the presence of Robert Whitmore of Lincolns Inn.

1845 7th. March. The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham. In the county of Essex. Whereas Samuel Mumford late of Elsenham in the county of Essex, farmer, a Customary or Copyhold Tenant of the said Manor who held to him and his heirs by Copy of Court Roll bearing date the third day of June 1799 All those two pieces or parcels of Customary arable land lying and being in a certain Common field called Outfield in the parish of Henham aforesaid containing by estimation of 3 acres be the same more or less one pieces thereof lying between the lands theretofore of Francis Bacon Esq and John Watts, gentleman and the other piece thereof lying between lands theretofore of Henry Stock on the parts of the east and west and both of them abutting upon the watercourse running from Pledgdon towards Sandall otherwise Sand Hill toward the south with their appurtenances and late in the tenure or occupation of George Dennison afterwards of William Newland and then of James Wood holden of the said Manor by Copy of Court Roll And also by of Copy of Court Roll of the same date All those 11 acres of Copyhold land lying in two closes called Readings, one close whereof containing by estimation five acres abutting upon a field called Outfield on the north part and on the lands on theretofore of John Kendall esquire on the north and south parts upon a wood formerly of Thomas Stock since of Thomas Vincent on the east part and upon a Common field called Roughey on the west part and the other close thereof contained by estimation six acres and abuts upon the field called Outfield upon the north part and the land thereforeto of the said John Kendall on the south part and upon two little groves formally of the said Thomas Stock and late of the said Robert Vincent on the south and west parts And also one acre and a half of Customary land lying in a common field called Sandhill abutting upon the lands late of John Watts on the east parts upon the lands then late of John White deceased on the south and west parts and upon the lands then late of John Mitchell, gentleman on the north part with the appurtenances on the seventh day of July 1841 died seized thereof leaving William Mumford of Elsenham in the said county, tanner, his eldest son and heir and entitle to the said several premises Now therefore Be it Remembered that on the seventh day of March 1845 appeared personally before Charles Douglas, gentleman, Steward of the Court of the said Manor by virtue of the Act passed in the fourth and fifth years of the reign of Queen Victoria the said William Mumford and prayed to be Admitted Tenant to the said several Customary lands and tenements To whom the Lords of the said Manor By their said Award under and by virtue of the provisions contained in the said Act of Parliament so made and passed in the fourth and fifth years of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lady Victoria Cap 35 Entitled 'An Act For The Commutation Of Certain Manorial Rights In Respect Of Lands of Copyhold or Customary Tenure' doth grant and deliver seisin thereof To have and to hold the said Customary lands and premises with the appurtenances unto the said William Mumford, his heirs and assigns for ever of the Lords of the said Manor by the Rod by Copy of Court Roll according to the custom of the said Manor by the rents, suits, services and customs therefore anciently due and of right accustomed and he gives to the Lords for a Fine on such his Admission as appears in the margin (£20) and seized thereof Admitted Tenant in form aforesaid but his fealty is respited and so forth. Signed: Charles Douglas, Steward.

1850. On the 9th. day of July 1850 the Steward of this Manor received from Messrs. Lawrence, Gowdy and B.. of Number 25 Old Fish Street, London a document which is enrolled as follows. To the Lord or Lords of the Manors of Sheering Hall, Henham Hall, Pledgden Cannons and Harlow Bury in the County of Essex and to their or his Stewards or Steward and all others whom it may concern.

We hereby give you notice that by an Indenture bearing date the second day of March 1850 and made between the Reverend Thomas Clayton Glyn of Durrington House in the parish of Sheering in the county of Essex, Clerk, of the first part, Clayton William Feake Glyn of the same place esquire, eldest son of the said Thomas Clayton Glyn of the second part and The Reverend Tobias Furneaux of Saint Germans in the county of Cornwall, Clerk; John Matthews of Cirencester in the county of Gloucester, gentleman and Alfred Southby Gowdy of Swindon in the county of Wiltshire gentleman of the third park for the considerations therein mentioned He the said Thomas Clayton Glyn did thereby for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators covenant, declare and agree to and with the said Tobias Furneaux, John Matthews and Alfred Southby Gowdy their executors, administrators and assigns and especially Surrender unto the said Tobias Furneaux, John Matthews and Alfred Southby Gowdy, their executors, administrators and assigns all and singular the Copyhold hereditaments and premises of him the said Thomas Clayton Glyn situate, lying and being within the Manor of Sheering Hall, Henham Hall, Pledgden Cannons and Harlow Bury aforesaid and which was mentioned and comprised in or asserted by a certain Indenture of Settlement therein recited (and which Deed Settlement is dated 3rd day of September 1844 and made between the said Thomas Clayton Glyn of the first part, the said Clayton William Feake Glyn of the second part and Richard Carr Glyn and George Henry Glyn of the third part) for all (?), estate and interest of him the said Thomas Clayton Glyn under and by virtue of the said Settlement And further that until such Surrender should be made and perfected and the said Tobias Furneaux, John Matthews and Alfred Southby Gowdy, their executors, administrators and assigns should be admitted to the said Copyhold hereditaments and premises he said Thomas Clayton Glyn, his trustees and assigns should stand and be possessed of all his and their estate and interest therein In Trust only for the said Tobias Furneaux, John Matthews and Alfred Southby Gowdy, their executors, administrators and assigns during the life of the said Thomas Clayton Glyn and the said Thomas Clayton Glyn did thereby subject and charge every his estate and interest of and in the said Copyhold hereditaments and premises with the payment to the said Tobias Furneaux, John Matthews and Alfred Southby Gowdy, their executors, administrators and assigns the sum of eight thousand pounds and Interest subject nevertheless to Redemption on payment by the said Thomas Clayton Glyn and Clayton William Feake Glyn or either of them their or either of their heirs, executors, administrators or assigns unto the said Tobias Furneaux, John Matthews and Alfred Southby Gowdy, their executors, administrators and assigns the sum of eight thousand pounds with interest at and after the rate of five pounds for every one hundred pounds by the year upon the second day of September then next ensuing or within three days after the decease of the said Thomas Clayton Glyn if he should happen to depart this life before that period. Dated this 11th day of June 1850 signed A.M and A. S. Gowdy, Swindon, Wiltshire - Agents and Solicitors for the said Tobias Furneaux, John Matthews and Alfred Southby Gowdy.

1861. The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham. Be it remembered that on the 26th. day of November in the year of Our Lord 1861 Clayton William Feake Glyn of Durrington House in the county of Essex esquire, one of the Customary or Copyhold Tenants of the said Manor came before Robert Brotherson Upton the said Steward of the said Manor And in pursuance of a covenant for this purpose contained in a certain indenture of even date herewith executed immediately before the making and passing of this Surrender and made between Richard Carr Glyn esquire and George Greenfell Glyn esquire therein respectively further described of the first part, the said Clayton William Feake Glyn of the second part, Joseph Baxendale of Woodside, Whetstone in the county of Middlesex esquire of the third part and John Dobede Taylor of the fourth part and in consideration of the sum of £50 paid by the said Joseph Baxendale in the manner mentioned in the said indenture as and for the apportioned piece and in full for the absolute purchase of the hereditaments hereinafter described and the Customary fee simple and inheritance thereof did our of Court Surrender out of his hands by the Rod into the hands of the Lord of the said Manor by the hands and acceptance of the said Robert Brotherson Upton the said Steward according to the custom of the same Manor All that one acre by estimation of Customary or Copyhold arable land with appurtenances situated in Little Sibleys in Henham aforesaid holden of the said Manor of Pledgden Cannons by Copy of Court Roll at the yearly rent of eight pence and other services to which the said Clayton Williams Feake Glyn was Admitted Tenant on this 26th. day of November 1861 and the Reversion and Remainder, rents and profits of the said land and premises and every part thereof And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, inheritance, claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Clayton William Feake Glyn at law and in equity of, in and to and upon the same To the use of the said Joseph Baxendale, Lord of the said Manor, his heirs and assigns for ever. Taken and accepted out of Court the day and year first above written. Clayton William Feake Glyn. By me R.B.Upton, Steward.

1864. The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham. Be it remembered that on the fourteenth day of October in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four Radcliffe Pearl Todd of Sturmer in the County of Essex, esquire and Eliza Todd his wife and Henry Wyld Jackson of Haverhill in the County of Suffolk, gentleman, and Mary Jackson his wife came before John Dobede Taylor, gentleman, Steward of the said Manor and for carrying into Court a Contract made and entered into by the said Henry Wyld Jackson and Mary his wife with Joseph Baxendale of Woodside, Whetstone in the county of Middlesex, esquire for the sale wherein the said Joseph Baxendale of such parts of the hereditaments hereinafter described as are Copyhold and held of the said Manor and the Customary fee simple and inheritance thereof And in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds sterling being the apportioned consideration for such parts of the said of the said hereditaments as are so holden unto the said Henry Wyld Jackson and Mary his wife in hand paid by the said Joseph Baxendale at or before the time of making and passing of this Surrender Deed and each of them (Did out of Court) the said Eliza Todd and Mary Jackson being first separately examined by the said Steward apart from her husband and freely and voluntarily consenting thereto) Surrender into the hands of the Lord of the said Manor by the hands and acceptance of the said Steward by the Rod according to the custom of the said Manor all such part and parts as in or are of Copyhold or Customary tenure holden of the said Manor of and in All those close piece or parcels of land and hereditaments situate in the parish of Henham now in the occupation of George Bush or his undertenants and ..is the sum are .. subdivided, tenanted, called or known are more particularly described and do contain the several quantities mentioned in the schedule hereunder written and to which by the description of 'All that Copyhold close of land called 'Coles' otherwise 'Cowells' containing by estimation three acres more or less in Henham aforesaid" abutting on the freehold lands late of Ann Guyver" the said Radcliffe Pearl Todd was admitted tenant at a Court holden for the said Manor on the seventeenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three under the Will of the said Ann Guyver deceased and of which said hereditaments so surrendered as aforesaid the said Radcliffe Pearl Todd is a Trustee for the said Hnry Wyld Jackson and Mary his wife or one of them and all other the lands and hereditaments of him the said Radcliffe Pearl Todd and Eliza his wife, Henry Wyld Jackson and Mary his wife or either of them holden of the said Manor now in the occupation of the said George Bush or of Charles Marshall or either of them with all the trees, hedges, ditches, mounds, .., waters, watercourses, ways, roads, rights, easements, privileges and appurtenances to the said hereditaments and premises hereinbefore described and expressed and intended to be hereby surrendered belonging or reputed to belong or now or at any time heretofore .. devised, held, occupied, used or enjoyed And the Reversion and Reversions, Remainder and Remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof And all the estate, right, title, interest, power, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Radcliffe Pearl Todd and Eliza his wife and Henry Wyld Jackson and Mary his wife and of each of them in to Court of the said hereditaments and premises and every part thereof To the use of the said Joseph Baxendale, Lord of the said Manor, his heirs and assigns for ever according to the custom of the said Manor.

The Schedule above referred to

 
Acres
roods
perches
The Park
6
3
27
Lamberts
4
2
0
Little North Field
2
2
0
Platts Common
8
0
16
Great North Field
4
0
9
The Orchard
2
1
28
Cowells
9
1
20
Cottage and barn
0
1
5


Taken and accepted the day and year first above written by me, John D. Taylor, Steward

 

1869. This Indenture made the twenty-seventh day of July 1869 between Joseph Baxendale of Woodside, Whetstone in the county of Middlesex, esquire, of the one part and William Canning of Old Mead in the parish of Henham in the county of Essex esquire of the other part Whereas the said Joseph Baxendale is seized of the Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham in the county of Essex for an estate of inheritance in fee simple in possession free from all incumbrances And whereas the said William Canning holds to him and his heirs by Copy of Court Roll according to the custom of the said Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham the lands and hereditaments (parcel of said Manor) described in the Schedule hereunder written or the allotments which have been made in lieu thereof or of some part thereof under the award of the values hereinafter mentioned And whereas the said Joseph Baxendale has agreed with the said William Canning for the enfranchisement of the same lands and hereditaments at the sum of sixty-four pounds twelve shillings Now this Indenture witnesseth that for the purpose of carrying the said Agreement into effect and in consideration of the song of sixty-four pounds twelve shillings Sterling to the said Joseph Baxendale in hand paid by the said William Canning upon the execution of these presents (the receipt of which said sum of sixty-four pounds twelve shillings the said Joseph Baxendale doth hereby admit and knowledge and from the same doth aquit and discharge the said William Canning, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns) he the said Joseph Baxendale by force and virtue and in exercise and execution of any power vested in him by the Copyhold Acts and of all other powers and authorities in him vested or in anyways enabling him in this behoof doth by this deed appoint and also release and empower him unto the said William Canning and his heirs All and singular the lands and hereditaments described and conferred in the Schedule hereunder written And also all the allotments set out allotted and awarded to the said William Canning in lieu or in right of or exchange for the same lands and hereditaments or any part thereof by the Award of the Valuer appointed in the matter of the Inclosure of certain Common Field Lands situate in the parish of Henham aforesaid bearing date the 23rd day of October 1850 and confirmed by the Inclosure Commissioners on the 14th day of January following and all other (if any) the lands and hereditaments whatsoever now holden by the said William Canning of the said Manor of Pledgden Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham as Tenant thereof Together with or appurtenances to the same lands and hereditaments belonging And to all timber and other trees now growing thereon thereon And all mines and minerals, rights and easements mentioned comprised or referred to in the Copyhold act 1852 Section 48 And all the estate, right, title and interest whatsoever of the said Joseph Baxendale in to, out of and upon the same lands and hereditaments To have and to hold the said lands and hereditaments and all and singular other the premises hereby enfranchised or expressed or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said William Canning and his heirs, To the use of the said William Canning, his heirs and assigns as freehold henceforth and for ever discharged by these presents from all fines, ?, Quit rents and other incidents whatsoever of Copyhold tenure which by or according to the custom of the said Manor of Pledgden Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham the said lands, hereditaments and premises hereby enfranchised or expressed or intended so to be or any part thereof are or which would otherwise be payable or be due or performed to the Lord for the time being of the said Manor or in respect of the same lands, hereditaments and premises as Copyhold holden of the said Manor and the said Joseph Baxendale doth hereby for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators covenants with the said William Canning, his heirs and assigns That notwithstanding any act, deed all default done, executed on knowingly suffered by the said Joseph Baxendale or by any person or persons .. through or under him he said Joseph Baxendale now half in himself full power and good right to appoint, grant and enfranchise the lands, hereditaments and premises hereby enfranchised or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto and to the use of the said William Canning, his heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid and according to the true intent of these presents And that the same lands, hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances shall henceforth remain and be unto and to the use of the said William Canning, his heirs and assigns and to be peaceably and quietly enjoy and the rents and profits thereof received accordingly And that freed and discharged from or by the said Joseph Baxendale, his heirs, executors or administrators effectively indemnified against all former and other adverses, estates and all encumbrances whatsoever made, created, occasioned or suffered by the said Joseph Baxendale or by any person or persons deriving title through, by or under him And further that he said Joseph Baxendale and his heirs and all persons having or rightfully claiming or who shall or may hereafter have or rightfully claim any estate, right, title or interest into or out of the lands, hereditaments and premises hereby enfranchised through, under or in trust for him or them shall and will at all times hereafter upon the request and that the cost of the said William Canning, his heirs or assigns make and execute all such further assurances for more effectually or satisfactorily appointing, releasing and enfranchising the same lands, hereditaments, premises unto and to the use of the said William canning, his heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid and according to the intent of these presents as by him or them shall reasonably be expressed In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

The Schedule above referred to

All that piece or parcel of Customary or Copyhold land lying in a field called Platts Field near the pond there containing by estimation 3 acres more or less holden of the said Manor by Copy of Court Roll to which the said William Canning was Admitted Tenant at a Court holden in and for the said Manor on the 30th day of May 1815 under an Absolute Surrender from Hester Canning, George Welch and James Game And also all those 3 acres of Customary arable land with the appurtenances lying in two pieces in Henham aforesaid called Well Fields otherwise Hyde otherwise Copperton Field formally in the occupation of Richard Leach To which the said William Canning was Admitted Tenant at a Court holden in and for the said Manor on the 29th day of October 1819 as eldest son and heir-at-law of William Canning his father deceased And also all that piece or parcel of arable land containing by estimation three roods more or less lying in Copperton Field within the said Manor to which the said William Canning was Admitted Tenant at a Court holding on the said 29th day of October 1819 as heir-at-law of William Canning his grandfather deceased and also all those two pieces of parcels of pasture containing 3 acres, one whereof containing half an acre lieth in the Common Mead and the other 2 acres and a half against Old Mead House to which the said William Canning was Admitted Tenant at the said Court holden on the said 29th day of October 1819 as heir-at-law of George Canning deceased. Joseph Baxendale received the day and year last within written of and from the within named William Canning the sum of £65.12 shillings being the consideration money within expressed to be paid by him to me - £64.12 shillings Joseph Baxendale, witness George Bunting secretary to Mr. Baxendale. Signed, sealed and delivered by the within named Joseph Baxendale in the presence of George Bunting, secretary to Mr. Baxendale, Woodside, Whetstone.


1871. The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham. The Admission of Joseph Norris under the Will of Charles Rider. Whereas Charles Rider late of Littlebury Green in the county of Essex, farmer, a Customary or Copyhold Tenant of the said Manor who held to him and his heirs by Copy of Court Roll bearing date the 31st day of October 1831 a piece or parcel of Copyhold or Customary land lying a field called Little Mill Field containing by estimation three acres more or less holden of the said Manor died on the 15th day of August 1858 seized thereof having first made his Will bearing date the 20th day of March 1858 whereby he gave and devised unto his Great Nephew Joseph Norris all that his messuage or tenement, barn, windmill and five acres of land or thereabouts situate in Henham in the county of Essex and then in the occupation of Joseph Burls comprising the said piece or parcel of Copyhold land of which the said testator so dies seized To hold the same unto the said Joseph Norris, his heirs and assigns for ever Now therefore be it remembered that on the second day of October 1871 the said Joseph Norris of Wimbish in the county of Essex, farmer, personally appeared before John Dobede Taylor, gentleman, Steward of the Court of the said Manor and prayed to be Admitted Tenant of all that piece or parcel of Copyhold or Customary land called Little Mill Field containing by estimation three acres more or less bounded on the north by Freehold land of the said Joseph Norris and on the east by the highway leading from Henham to Elsenham as the same piece of land is situate in the parish of Henham in the county of Essex and was formally in the occupation of Thomas Warner, since of Newman Everett and now of Ezra Mynott and is holden of the said Manor by Copy of Court Roll and the yearly rent of four shillings and two pence To whom the Lord of the said Manor by his said Steward did grant and deliver seisin thereof To have and to hold the said piece or parcel of land and hereditaments with the appurtenances unto the said Joseph Norris his heirs and assigns according to the tenor of the said Will of the Lord of the said Manor by the Rod by Copy of Court Roll according to the custom of the said Manor by the rents, suits, services and customs therefore due and of right accustomed And he gives to the Lord for a fine on such as his Admission as appears in the margin (£4.10s.) and so is therefore Admitted Tenant in form aforesaid but his fealty is respited. Signed John D. Taylor, Steward.

1877. Admission of William Mumford. The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham. At Bishops Stortford in the County of Hertford on the twenty-third day of August one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven before John Dobede Taylor, gentleman, Steward of the said Manor. Whereas on the seventh day of March one thousand eight hundred and forty-five William Mumford of Elsenham in the County of Essex, farmer, was Admitted tenant as the eldest son and heir-at-law of Daniel Mumford his then late father deceased of All those two pieces or parcels of Customary arable land lying and being in a certain Common field called Outfield in the parish of Henham aforesaid containing by estimation three acres be the same more or less one piece thereof lying between the lands thereforeto of Francis Bacon esquire and John Watts, gentleman, and the other piece thereof lying between lands thereforeto of Henry Stock on the parts of the east and west and both of them abutting upon the watercourse running from Pledgden towards Sandall otherwise Sandhill towards the south with their appurtenances and then late in the tenure or occupation of George Dennison afterwards of William Newland and then of James Wood holden of the said Manor by Copy of Court Roll And also by Copy of Court Roll of the same date All those eleven acres of Copyhold land lying in two closes called Readings one close whereof containeth by estimation five acres abutting upon a field called Outfield on the north part and on the lands thereforeto of John Kendall esquire on the north and south parts upon a wood formerly of Thomas Stock since of Thomas Vincent on the east part and upon a Common field called Roughey on the west part and the other close thereof contained by estimation six acres and abuts upon the field called Outfield upon the north part and the land thereforeto of the said John Kendall on the south part and upon two little pieces formerly of the said Thomas Stock and then late of the said Robert Vincent on the south and west parts And also one acre and an half of Customary land lying in a Common field called Sandhill abutting on the lands late of John Watts on the east part upon the lands then late of John White on the south and west parts and upon the lands then late of John Michell gentleman on the north part with the appurtenances To hold to him, his heirs and assigns for ever according to the custom of the said Manor And whereas by the Award of the Valuer acting in the matter of the Inclosure of certain common fields and lands situate in the parish of Henham aforesaid bearing date the twenty-third day of October one thousand eight hundred and fifty and confirmed by the inclosure Commissioners on the fourteenth day of January following the said Valuer did set out, allot and award unto the said William Mumford as Copyhold of the said Manor one allotment or piece of land containing one acre and two roods in Sandhill numbered 76 on the map annexed to the said Award And one other allotment or piece of land containing three acres and twenty-five perches in Outfield numbered 75 on the said map the said two allotments being respectively in lieu of the said pieces or parcels of land lying in the said Common fields called Outfield and Sandhill And whereas the said William Mumford died on the fifth day of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight having first made his Will bearing date the twenty-sixth day of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five proved in the Principal Registry of the Court of probate on the eighteenth day of march following whereby he gave and devised all his messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments in the several parishes of Elsenham, Henham and Stansted Mountfitchet in the said county then in his own occupation charged with certain annuities or annual sums as in the said Will mentioned unto William Mumford son of the said Testator cousin Thomas Mumford of Hatfield Broad Oak in the said County and his heirs during the life of Testator Cousin Daniel Mumford of Hatfield Broad Oak aforesaid upon the Trusts in the said Will expressed and subject thereto and to the payment of the said annual sums the said Testator gave and devised the same hereditaments with all other his hereditaments in the said several parishes and the said William Mumford the son for his life impeachable for .. with remainder as in the said Will is mentioned Now at the place and on the day first above mentioned cometh the said William Mumford by John Nott (?) Richardson his attorney and humbly prayed of the Lords of the said Manor to be admitted Tenant of all those the said eleven acres of Copyhold land lying in the said two closes called Readings And also all those two several allotments being nos. 76 and 75 on the said map annexed to the said Award to whom the Lords of the said Manor by their said Steward did grant and deliver sesin thereof by the Rod according to the custom of the said Manor To have and to hold the said hereditaments with the appurtenances unto the said William Mumford and his heirs according to the tenor and effect of the said Will and charged as therein mentioned by the Lords of the said Manor by the Rod at the Will of the Lords according to the custom of the said Manor by the yearly rents, suits, services and other customs thereforeto and of right accustomed And he gave to the Lord for a fine for each his Admission as appears in the margin (£39) and so he was by his said Attorney admitted Tenant thereof in form aforesaid but his fealty was respited. Signed: John D. Taylor, Steward.

1877 23rd. August. The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham. Be it remembered that on the eighteenth day of October 18791 William Mumford of Henham in the county of Essex, farmer, one of the Customary or Copyhold Tenants of this Manor came before me George Frederick Farwell, Deputy for this term and purpose only of John Dobede Taylor, Steward of this Manor and in pursuance of a covenant in that behalf contained in an Indenture (impressed with an Ad Valorem Stamp duty of 20 shillings) made the 28th day of February 1873 between the said William Mumford of the one part and Ann Richardson of Much Hadham, Herts, spinster of the other part and in consideration of the sum of £695 sterling then advanced and paid by the said Ann Richardson to do the said William Mumford did out of Court Surrender out of his hands into the hands of the Lord of this Manor By the hands and acceptance of the said Deputy Steward by the Rod and according to the custom of this Manor All those 11 acres of Copyhold land lying in two closes called 'Readings', one close whereof contains by estimation five acres abutting upon a field called Outfield on the north part and on the lands heretofore of John Kendall esquire on the north and south parts upon a wood formerly of Thomas Stock since of Thomas Vincent on the east part and upon a late Common field called 'Roughey' on the west part And the other close thereof containing by estimation six acres and abuts upon the said field called Outfield upon the north part and the land hereforeto of the said John Kendall on the south part and upon two little groves formally of the said Thomas Stock and late of the said Robert Vincent on the south and west parts Also all that allotment or piece of land containing one acre and two roods in Sandhill numbered 76 on the map annexed to the Award of the Valuer acting in the matter of the Inclosure of certain Common Field Lands situate in the parish of Henham in the said county of Essex bearing date the 23rd day of October one thousand eight hundred and fifty and confirmed by the Inclosure Commissioners on the fourteenth day of January and confirmed by the Inclosure Commissioners on the 14th day of January following And also all that other allotment or piece of land containing three acres and twenty-five perches in Outfield numbered 75 on the said map All which said hereditaments are situate in the parish of Henham aforesaid and are now in the occupation of Daniel Mumford .. which hereditaments hereby expressed to be surrendered the said William Mumford was admitted Tenant on or about the 23rd day of August 1877 Together with all ways, paths, passages, waters, watercourses, fences, hedges, ditches, liberties, privileges, easements and appurtenances whatsoever to the said hereditaments and premises belonging or in anyways appertaining And all the Estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever of him the said William Mumford therein or thereto To the use of the said Ann Richardson, her heirs and assigns at the Will of the Lord and according to the estate of the said William Mumford and to the custom of this Manor But subject nevertheless to and upon this express condition that if the said William Mumford, his heirs, executors or administrators do and shall within three calendar months from this date pay or cause to be paid onto the said Ann Richardson, her executors, administrators or assigns the said sum of £695 with interest thereon after the rate of £5.04 per century club per annum then this Surrender shall be void and of no effect. Taken and accepted the day and year first above written by and before me George F. Farwell, Deputy Steward for this term and purpose only.

The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham. Joseph Norris to John Holland. Absolute Surrender. Be it remembered that on the second day of October 1871 Joseph Norris of Wimbish in the county of Essex, farmer, in consideration of £160 paid to him by John Holland of Wendon in Essex, miller, at all immediately before the passing of this Surrender the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged (and in pursuance of a covenant contained in a Deed of even date herewith and made between the said Joseph Norris of the one part and the said John Holland of the other part) out of Court by the Rod surrendered out of his hands into the hands of the Lord of the said Manor by the hands and acceptance of John Dobede Taylor, Steward of the said Manor according to the custom of the said Manor All that piece or parcel of said Copyhold or Customary land called Little Mill Field containing by estimation 3 acres more or less, bounded on the north by Freehold land now all late of the said Joseph Norris and on the east by the highway leading from Henham to Elsenham as the same land and premises are situate in the Parish of Henham in the county of Essex and were formally in the occupation of Thomas Warner since of .. Everett and now in the occupation of Ezra Mynott and holden of the same said Manor by Copy of Court Roll at the yearly rent of four shillings and two pence together with all privileges, easements, advantages and appurtenances whatsoever to the said pieces or parcels of land and hereditaments appertaining or with the same or any part thereof now or at any time heretofore held, used or enjoyed or appurtenant thereto And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Joseph Norris in, to and out of the same premises To the only proper use and behoof of the said John Holland, his's heirs and assigns for ever according to the custom of the said Manor. Taken and accepted the day year year first before written. By me, John D. Taylor. Received on the date of the above written Surrender from the above named John Holland the sum of £160 being the consideration money above mentioned to be by him paid to me, Joseph Norris. Witnessed: Alfred Sale, Clerk to Messrs. Probert & Wade, Saffron Walden.

1883 22nd May. The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham in the County of Essex. Admission of John Holland. Recites the above Absolute Surrender dated the 2nd October 1871 by Joseph Norris to John Holland then continues - Now be it remembered that on the twenty-second day of May one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three the said John Holland (by Henry Anthony Hare his attorney) came before me Charles Gayton, gentleman, the Steward of the Court of the said Manor at Much Hadham in the County of Hertford and humbly prayed to be Admitted Tenant of the said Customary or Copyhold hereditaments and premises so surrendered to his use as aforesaid To which said John Holland (by his said attorney) the Lords of the said Manor (by one therein said Edward) did by virtue of the provisions of the Act of the Session of parliament holden in the fourth and fifth years of the reign of her present majesty Cap. 35 out of Court grant and deliver seizure of the said Customary or Copyhold piece of land, hereditaments and premises with their appurtenances unto the said John Holland, his heirs and assigns for ever according to the form and effect of the said Surrender of the Lords of the said Manor by the Road at the Will of the Lords according to the custom of the said Manor by Copy of Court Roll .. out of Court the yearly rent, customs and other services thereforeto and of right accustomed And he giveth to the Lords for a fine for which his estate and entry in the premises aforesaid as appears in the margin (Fine: £7.10.0.; Rent:0.4.2.) And so saving always the rights of the Lords the said John Holland is (by his said attorney) admitted Tenant of the said premises in form aforesaid And his fealty is respited. This Admission was granted by me, Charles Gayton, Steward of the said Manor.

1883 20th. November. The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham in the County of Essex. The General Court Baron and Customary Court of Salisbury Baxendale Esq. Lord of the said Manor Held within and for the said Manor on Tuesday the 20th day of November in the 56th year of the forty-sixth year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lady Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith and in the year of our Lord 1883 Before Charles Gayton, gentleman Steward there. The Homage: John Newman and Thomas Hutton Ward sworn. The Death of William Charles Smith - First proclamation. At this Court the Homage aforesaid upon their oaths present the death of William Charles Smith late one of the Customary or Copyhold Tenants of this Manor who at a Court held for the said Manor on or about the 21st day of November 1823 was admitted Tenant to hold to him and his heirs upon the death and as the eldest son and heir-at-law of his Father Joseph Smith to all that Customary or Copyhold close, piece or parcel of arable land containing by estimation five acres be the same more or less as the same there and for many years last past had been inclosed with freehold land and forming one close commonly called or known by the name of Great Cannons or otherwise Whereupon at this Court three proclamations were .. for the first time in open Court publicly made according to the custom of the said Manor for the heirs or devisees of the said William Charles Smith and for all other persons claiming title to and having right to be admitted Tenant or tenants of the said hereditaments and premises of which he died seized to come to this Court and be admitted to the same but no one comes or is admitted thereto And the first default was accepted. Also at this Court the Homage aforesaid upon their oaths present that the said William Charles Smith who in his lifetime held to him and his heirs of the Lord of the said Manor by free deed fealty said of Court a relief when it happened and the yearly rent of nine shillings and eight pence diverse freehold lands within the said Manor whereupon there happened to the Lord of the said Manor the sum of three shillings and eight pence for a relief Therefore the Bailiff of the said Manor was commanded to distrain and so forth Also at this Court the Homage aforesaid upon their oaths present that Mary Bush who held to her and her heirs by free deed fealty, suit of Court and the yearly rent of six pence a freehold messuage and orchard called 'Rayleys' at the bottom of Crow Street Green some time since died seized thereof wherefore there happened to the Lord of the said Manor for a relief the sum of six shillings Now to this Court comes Thomas Wright of Henham in the county of Hartford, shoemaker and acknowledges which by free deed, fealty, suit of Court and the yearly rent of sixpence the hereditaments and premises whereof the said Mary Bush died seized and paid the said relief of sixpence and his fealty was respited. The End of this Court. Examined by me, Steward.

1885 6th. May. The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham in the County of Essex. The General Court Baron and Customary Court of Salisbury Baxendale Esq. Lord of the said Manor Held within and for the said Manor on Wednesday the sixth day of May in the forty-eighth year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lady Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith and in the year of our Lord 1885 Before Charles Gayton, gentleman Steward there. The Homage: John Newman and Thomas Hutton Ward sworn. Second Proclamation on the death of William Charles Smith.

It is presented that at this Court three Proclamations are for the second time in open Court publicly made according to the custom of this Manor for the heirs or devisees of William Charles Smith late one of the Customary or Copyhold Tenants of the said Manor and for all other persons claiming title to and having Right to be admitted tenant or tenants of the Customary or Copyhold hereditaments holden of this Manor of which the said William Charles Smith died seized and on the Roll of a Court held for the said Manor on or about the 20th day of November 1883 particularly described to come into this Court and be admitted to the same but no one comes or is admitted thereto. The End of this Ccourt. Examined by me, Steward.

1885 24th August. The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham in the County of Essex. Recited of the Admission and death of William Charles Smith and the Admission of Philip Vernon Smith. Grant of Admission out of Court on the twenty-fourth day of August 1885 to Philip Vernon Smith upon the death and under the Will of William Charles Smith.

Whereas at a Court held for the said Manor on or about the 21st first day of November 1823 William Charles Smith late one of the Customary or Copyhold tenants of the said Manor was admitted Tenant To hold to him and his heirs upon the death of his father Joseph Smith to All that Customary or Copyhold close piece all parcel or parcel of arable land containing my estimation five acres more or less as the same there and for many years last past had been inclosed with Freehold land and formed one close commonly called or known by the name of Great Cannons or otherwise and whereas the said William Charles Smith departed this life on or about the sixth day of June 1883 having first duly made and executed his Will in writing dated the 18th day of April 1879 whereby he devised his Copyhold and Customary hereditaments of which he should at his death have power to dispose by Will as therein mentioned and having, also first duly made and executed a Codicil dated the 11th day of November 1881 to he said Will whereby he revoked the same devise in his said Will contained and devised all the the last mentioned Copyhold and Customary hereditaments including all Copyhold or Customary residents which in the Deed of Settlement of the Shortgrove Estates dated the 14th day of August 1879 he had covenanted to surrender in which he should not have surrendered at the time of his decease to such uses for such estates are in such manner as the Trustees of his said Will should appoint and in such default of and until such appointment and so for any such appointment should not .. the use of his nephew Henry Vernon Smith, his heirs and assigns And whereas the said Will and Codicil were on or about the 15th day of August 1883 duly proved in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of the High Court of Justice Now be it remembered that on the 24th day of August 1885 the said Philip Vernon Smith (by Henry Anthony Hall his attorney) came before me Charles Gayton, gentlemen, the Steward of the Courts of the said Manor of Much Hadham in the county of Hertford and humbly prayed to be Admitted Tenant of the said hereditament and premises whereof the said residents and premises whereof the said William Charles Smith died seized and so devised to him as aforesaid To which said Philip Vincent Smith (by his said attorney) the Lord of the said Manor (by me his said Steward) did by virtue of the provisions of the Act of the Session of Parliament holden in the fourth and fifth years of the reign of the present Majesty Cap 35 out of Court grant and deliver seizin of the said premises by the Rod To have and to hold the said Customary or Copyhold piece or parcel of land, hereditaments and premises with their appurtenances unto the said Philip Vernon Smith his heirs and assigns for ever according to the tenor and effect of the said Will of the Lord of the said Manor by the Rod at the will of the Lord according to the custom of the said Manor by Copy of Court Roll, Fealty, Suit of Court, the yearly rent, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed And he giveth to the Lord .. pence for such his estate and in the premises aforesaid as appears in the margin And so saving always the rights of the Lord the said Philip Vernon Smith is (by his said attorney) admitted tenant of the said premises in form aforesaid And his fealty is respited. This Admission was granted by me, Steward.

1894 This Indenture made the 26th day of October 1894 between Salisbury Baxendale of Durringtons in the County of Hertford, esquire of the one part and Philip Vernon Smith of N0. 4 Stone Buildings, London in the County of London of the other part Whereas he the said S. Baxendale is seised in fee simple free from incumbrances of the Manor of Plegdon Cannons otherwise Henham Rectory in the County of Essex And whereas the said P. V. Smith was out of Court on the 24th day of August 1885 Admitted Tenant of the said Manor to hold to him and his heirs upon the death and under the Will of William Charles Smith to All that Customary or Copyhold close, piece or parcel of arable land containing by estimation five acres more or less as the same then and for many years last past had been inclosed with freehold land and formed one close commonly called or known by the name of Great Cannons or otherwise and on the same 24th day of August 1885 the said P. Smith acknowledged to hold of the Lord of the said Manor by free deed, fealty, suit of Court, a Relief when it should happen and the yearly rent of 9s.8d. certain freehold lands in Copperton Field containing five acres more or less formerly Walls and Fells (?) within the said Manor And whereas the said S. Baxendale has agreed with the said P. V. Smith for the enfranchisement of the Copyhold hereditaments hereinbefore described and to which he was Admitted as aforesaid and for the Release and extinguishment of the said fealty out of Court, Relief and yearly rent of 9/8d. payable in respect of the freehold hereditaments hereinbefore mentioned at the sum of £ 29.6.0d. Now this Indenture witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of .. paid by the said P.V. Smith to the said S. Baxendale (the receipt whereof the said S. Baxendale hereby acknowledges) the said S. Baxendale as beneficial owner hereby enfranchising .. and P. V. Smith and his heirs all the said piece or parcel of land comprised in the hereinbefore recited Admission Together with all mines, minerals, limestone, claystone, gravel pits, quarries, rights and easements mentioned or referred to in the Section 48 of the Copyhold Act 1852 To hold the said close of land and all and singular other the premises expressed or intended to be hereby enfranchised unto the use of the said P. V. Smith, his heirs and assigns as freehold henceforth and for ever discharged by these presents from all fines, quit rents and other incidents whatsoever of Copyhold or Customary tenure but so as not to affect such right of escheat for want of heirs as is reserved by the Copyhold Act 1887 Section 4 And this Indenture also witnesseth that for the consideration aforesaid and in pursuance of the said agreement the said S. Baxendale as beneficial owner hereby grants, releases and quit claims unto the said P.V. Smith the aforesaid fealty, suit of Court, relief and yearly rent of 9s. 8d. due and payable in respect of the freehold hereditaments hereinbefore mentioned or referred to To the intent that the same freehold hereditaments may henceforth and for ever hereafter be held by the said P. V. Smith, his heirs and assigns discharged by these presents from all yearly and other payments, rents, fealties, suits of Court, reliefs, duties, services or customs whatsoever to which by the custom of the said Manor the same freehold hereditaments or any of them are now or at any time hereforeto have been subject or liable. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above named Salisbury Baxendale in the presence of Charles Boardman of New Lodge, Hunsdon, Clerk to Salisbury Baxendale.

1899 25th January. The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham in the County of Essex. The General Court Baron and Customary Court of Salisbury Baxendale Esq. Lord of the said Manor held within and for the said Manor on Wednesday the twenty-fifth day of January in the sixty-second year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lady Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith and in the year of our Lord 1899 Before Henry Anthony Hale, gentleman, Deputy Steward there.

The death of John Holland, 1st Proclamation. At this court the death of John Holland late one of the Customary or Copyhold tenants of this Manor was presented into out (?) of Court on the 22nd day of May 1883 was admitted Tenant to hold to him and his heirs upon the Absolute Surrender of John Norris to all that piece or parcel of Customary or Copyhold land called Little Mill Field containing by estimation three acres more or less bounded on the north by freehold land now or late of the said John Norris and on the east by the highway leading from Henham to Elsenham as the same land and premises are situate in the parish of Henham in the County of Essex and was formerly in the occupation of Thomas Norris since of .. Everitt (?) and are now in the occupation of Ezra Mynott and holden of the said Manor by Copy of Court Roll at the yearly rent of four shillings and two (?) pence Whereupon at this Court three proclamations were for the first time in open Court publicly made according to the custom of the said Manor for the heirs or devisees of the said John Holland or other of the person or persons claiming title to having right to be a admitted tenant or tenants of the said hereditaments and premises whereof he died seized to come into this Court and be admitted to the same but no one comes .. .. admitted thereto and the first default is recorded. The End of this Court. Examined by me, Henry .. Hale, Deputy Steward.

1898. Bargain and sale from the Executors of John Holland to Sir Walter Gilbey. This Indenture is made the seventh day of November one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight Between Frederick Holland of Amberden Hall, Debden in the County of Essex, farmer and Alfred John Holland of Wendon in the said County of Essex, .., of the one part and Sir Walter Gilbey of Elsenham Hall in the County of Essex, Baronet, of the other part Whereas John Holland late of Newport in the said County of Essex, gentleman, was at the date of his decease hereinafter referred to seised or otherwise well entitled to the freehold hereditaments hereinafter particularly described and intended to be hereby .. for and estate of inheritance in fee simple .. possession free from incumbrances and was also .. otherwise ... the Copyhold hereditaments hereinafter particularly described and intended to be hereby bargained and sold for an estate of inheritance in possession free from incumbrance according to the custom of the Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise the Rectory of Henham .... And whereas the said John Holland duly .. Will .. twelfth day of July one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six and .. after nominating and appointing his wife Charlotte and his sons the said Frederick Holland and Alfred John Holland .. and Trustees thereof and after ..... And whereas the said Testator died on the thirteenth day of October one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three without having ... his said Will and the same was found in the Principal Registry of The Probate Division of her Majesty's High Court of Justice on the seventh day of December one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three by the said Frederick Holland and Alfred John Holland two of the Trustees ... And whereas the said Charlotte Holland died on the third day of April 1898 And whereas the said Frederick Holland and Alfred John Holland have contracted and agreed with the said Sir Walter Gilbey by means of a sale at public auction for the absolute sale to him of the same freehold and Copyhold hereditaments at the price of two hundred and fifty pounds Now this Indenture witnesseth that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds on or before the ... of these presents to the said Frederick Holland and Alfred John Holland paid by the said Sir Walter Gilbey (the receipt of which sum the said Frederick Holland and Alfred John Holland do truly acknowledge) the said Frederick Holland and Alfred John Holland .... Do hereby and each of them as Trustee doth hereby convey with the said Sir Walter Gilbey All that piece or parcel of ground formerly .. of the .. of the Manor of Henham containing by estimation half an acre or thereabouts And also all that windmill or barn ... And also all that messuage or cottage erected on other parts of the said ground with the outhouses, barns, stables, yards, .. and appurtenances thereunto belonging All which said premises are situate in the parish of Henham in the said county of Essex and were formerly in the occupation of ... afterwards of Joseph Bull and then of Ezra Mynott And also all that piece or parcel of pasture land situate in Henham aforesaid containing by estimation two roods and twenty-one perches more or less and forming part of a parcel of land lying in Hyde Common allotted to William Canning under the Henham Enclosure Award To hold the same unto hand and to the use of the Said Walter Gilbey in fee simple And this Indenture also witnesseth that .. the consideration aforesaid the said Frederick Holland and Alfred John Holland ... do hereby and each of them as Trustee doth truly bargain and sell unto the said Sir Walter Gilbey All that piece or parcel of Copyhold land called Little Mill Field situate in the said parish of Henham adjoining the freehold hereditaments intended ...

Death of John Holland and Admission of Sir Walter Gilbey. The Homage: Thomas Wright sworn. At this Court the Homage aforesaid upon their oaths presented the death of John Holland late one of the Customary or Copyhold Tenants of the said Manor who out of Court on the seventeenth day of May one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three was Admitted Tenant ... Little Mill Field .. And the Homage whereunto he appointed his wife Charlotte (since deceased) and his two sons Frederick Holland and Alfred John Holland executors and trustees aforesaid do hereby present that the said John Holland duly made his Will in writing dated the twelfth day of July 1896 and proved in the Principal Probate registry on the thirteenth day of October 1893 ... Now to this Court cometh the said Sir Walter Gilbey (by William Henry Hall his attorney) and humbly prayed to be Admitted Tenant of the said hereditaments whereof the said John Holland died seised... the Lord of the said Manor by his said Deputy Steward granted ... of the premises by the Rod To have and to hold the said land and hereditaments unto the said Sir Walter Gilbey ..... The End of this Court.

1892. The Manor of Pledgdon Cannons otherwise The Rectory of Henham. William Mumford. Satisfaction. I, Anne Richardson late of Much Hadham in the County of Hertford but now of 16, Park Lane, Croydon in the County of Surrey, spinster, in consideration of five shillings this day paid to me by Thomas Leonard Mumford of Lawford Road, Kentish Town in the County of Middlesex, hosier and shoer do hereby direct and require the Steward of the said Manor to in.. satisfaction on the Court Rolls of the said Manor of all monies secured by traditional Surrender made to me by one William Mumford of certain Copyhold hereditaments held of the said Manor and bearing date the 18th day of October 1879 and 79 and for so doing this shall be his sufficient warrant and authority. Dated this twenty-fifth day of March one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two. Witness: Mary Garnils, 16 Park Lane Croydon.

1918 17th. January. Recital of the Admission of William Mumford. A Court was held at Bishops Stortford in the County of Hertford for this Manor on the 17th. day of January 1918 before John Arthur Stephen Baily, Steward for this term. ....the Will of William Mumford formerly of Elsenham in the County of Essex, farmer, who died on the 5th. January 1868 and proved on the 18th. March 1868. ... Now at the place and on the day first above mentioned cometh William Mumford late of Down Farm but now of The Place Farm, Stansted in the County of Essex, farmer, and it being presented that the said William Mumford the devisee for life in the said Will mentioned died on the 2nd. day of January 1915 leaving him the said William Mumford his first son him surviving who attained the age of twenty-one years on the eighth day of October 1892 the said William Mumford humbly prayed of the Lord of the said Manor to be admitted tenant of all those the said eleven acres of Copyhold land lying in the said two closes called 'Readings' and also All those the said two several allotments being numbered 76 and 75 on the said map annexed to the said reward To whom the Lords of the said Manor by their said Steward did grant and deliver seizin thereof by the Rod and he gave to the Lord for a fine for such his Admission as appears in the margin (£ 39) and so he was admitted Tenant thereof in form aforesaid but his fealty was respited. The End of this Court. Examined by me J. Arthur Baily, Deputy Steward.

1923 15th. May. Indenture made between William Mumford of The Place Farm in the parishes of Elsenham, Henham and Stansted Mountfitchet in the County of Essex, farmer, thereinafter called 'the vendor' of the first part, Sir Henry Walter Gilbey of 22, Down Street in the County of London, Baronet, thereinafter called 'the purchaser' of the second part and the said Sir Henry Walter Gilbey, Arthur Nockolds Gilbey of Holly farm, ..hamsted (?) in the County of Berks, esquire, Tresham Gilbey of 'Whitehall', Bishops Stortford in the County of Herts. esquire and Guy Gilbey of Sheering Hall, Harlow in the County of Essex esquire (hereinafter called 'the Trustees') of the third part. Whereas 'the vendor' is seised of or otherwise well entitled to the hereditaments and premises hereinafter described and intended to be hereby assured as to the freehold parts thereof for an estate in fee simple in possession and as to the Copyhold parts thereof for an estate of inheritance according to the customs of the Manor of Elsenham Hall, Pledgdon Hall and Pledgdon Cannons whereof the same are respectively holden and as to both the Freehold and Copyhold parts thereof free from incumbrances receipt a perpetual annuity rent charge or annual sum of two pounds two shillings payable to the Churchwardens for the time being of the parish of Elsenham aforesaid under the Will of William Mumford late of Elsenham aforesaid, farmer, deceased, dated the 26th. day of January one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five and proved in the Principal Registry of Her late Majesty's Court of Probate on the 18th. day of March one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight. And whereas under or by virtue of the Will of the late Sir Walter Gilbey, baronet, dated the 17th. day of May one thousand nine hundred and seven and proved on the 18th. day of February one thousand nine hundred and fifteen in the Principal Probate registry with two codicils which did not affect the said Will so far as the settlement hereinafter mentioned is concerned. .. hereditaments and premises situate in the parish of Elsenham and other parishes in the County of Essex (and which said hereditaments included the Manor of Elsenham Hall whereof part of the Copyhold hereditaments hereby assured are holden) were limited to uses under which the purchaser is tenant for life in possession of the Manors hereditaments and premises thereby settled and under and by virtue of the said Will and a certain indenture dated the 18th. day of August one thousand nine hundred and twenty and made between Maud Ellen .. of the one part and the Trustees of the other part the trustees are the present trustees for all the purposes of the Settled Land Acts 1882 to 1890 of the Settlement created by the said Will And whereas the purchaser as such tenant for life as aforesaid has agreed with the vendor for the purchase for the sum of one thousand three hundred and seventy-two pounds ten shillings of the freehold hereditaments hereby assured in fee simple in possession and also of the Copyhold hereditaments hereinafter covenanted to be Surrendered and the inheritance thereof in possession according to the customs of the respective Manors whereof the same are holden and as to both the said freehold and Copyhold hereditaments free from incumbrances (except the said perpetual annuity rent charge hereinbefore mentioned) and the purchaser has directed ......

The First Schedule before referred to Part 1

All those closes or inclosures of land situate in the Parishes of Henham and Elsenham in the County of Essex containing forty-three acres three roods and perches or thereabouts and which were numbered on the Ordnance Survey map (1897 Edition) for the said parishes and contained the quantities following that is to say

No. on the O.S. Map Name Description Quantity
Parish of Henham
7 Regents (?) Wood Wood 1. 3. 0.
8 (part) Regents (?) Field uncultivated 3. 2. 27.
10 (?) (part) Outfield ditto 6. 3. 21.
35 (part) Sandal Common ditto 19. 1. 36.
" (part) Parish of Henham   3. 2. 0.
40 (part) Roughey Common ditto 8. 3. 36.
    total 48. 3. 0.

Part 2
All those closes or inclosures of land situate in the Parish of Henham aforesaid containing twenty-one acres two roods and twenty-eight poles or thereabouts which said closes or inclosures of land formed part of the close or inclosure called Roughey Common and numbered upon the Ordnance Survey Map (2nd Edition 1897) for the said Parish to which hereditaments and premises the vendor was admitted tenant out of Court on the 1st. day of February 1917 and which said hereditaments and premises were presented in the Court Rolls of the said Manor of Elsenham Hall as follows - ..................