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|D/ACW 34/4/14 1781 25th June||In the Name of God Amen I, Elizabeth Cornell of Henham on the Mount in the County of Essex, widow, being of sound mind and memory and understanding (Praised be Almighty God for the same) do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) I do hereby give, devise and bequeath unto William Flack of Water place in the parish of Ware in the county of Hertford, yeoman, and his heirs all and every my messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever situate, lying and being in the parish of Debden and elsewhere in the said county of Essex to have and to hold the said messuage , lands, tenements, hereditaments and premises herein above devised with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said William Flack, his heirs and assigns for ever And I do hereby make, constitute and appoint the said William Flack full and sole executor of this my last will and testament, And for the better enabling him to fulfill the same I do hereby give and bequeath unto the said William Flack all and singular my goods, chattels, monies and securities for money and all other my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever subject nevertheless to the payment of my just debts, funeral expenses and the charges of proving this my will to and for his own proper use and benefit And hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time made I do declare this to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Cornell the testatrix have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of August in the year of our Lord Christ One thousand seven hundred and fifty eight. Witnessed: Roger Boultwood, Abigail Sabin and James ... Effects of the deceased are under twenty pounds.|
|D/ACW 34/5/14 1782 2nd May||William Denerson of Henham in the County of Essex, basketmaker. He gives to his nephew John Denerson, son of John Denerson labourer of Henham, all his copyhold messuage or tenement where he now dwells on Woodon Green in Henham with all the buildings, barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, backsides and appurtenances providing the nephew allows William's sister Ann Denerson peaceably and quietly to have, hold and enjoy the chamber over the dwelling room for and during her natural life with ingress, egress and regress and passage to and from the same without paying or allowing for the same. William also bequeaths £5 to Samuel Denerson, labourer, of Elsenham. He also gives fifty shillings to Sarah Newland, wife of James Newland of Henham. William also gives ten shillings to his nephew William Denerson, son of John Denerson labourer of Henham. William bequeaths the remainder of his estate to John Denerson, son of John Denerson who is made sole executor. Dated the 16th Feb 1771 and witnessed by David Hardcastle, James Newland and Robert Baker. William the testator died at Henham on the 19th April 1782 and the Will was proved on the 20th April 1782 when the estate was valued at less than £20. A further note says that the Will was proved on the 2nd May 1782.|
|D/ACW 34/5/19 1782 21st June||Michael Reed of Henham in the County of Essex , labourer. He leaves his freehold cottage or tenement where he now lives to his well-beloved wife Elizabeth plus the yard, garden, orchard, outhouses, buildings and appurtenances during her natural life. After her death the estate is to pass to his nephew John Shedd and his heirs, son of his sister Elizabeth Shedd now the wife of John Shedd of Broxted, Essex, blacksmith, paying out to his sister Elizabeth (the daughter of the said John & Elizabeth Shedd) the sum of £5 within 6 months of his wife's death. In default of this payment power is given to the sister to enter the cottage until the legacy is paid. The remainder of the estate is given to his wife Elizabeth who is appointed sole executrix. Dated 22nd July 1769. On May 26th 1782 William Welch of Stansted Mountfitchet, draper & shopkeeper, was appointed sole executor.|
|D/ACW 35/2/10 1785 29th April||Associated documents including inventory for will of Lawrence Warner of Henham Broom, 'Henham upon the Mount', farmer. Grant of administration with will annexed of Lawrence Warner of Henham Broom, 'Henham upon the Mount', farmer. Will dated 29 January 1784, endorsed with memorandum of grant of administration to Elizabeth Warner, widow, 29 April 1785; act of renunciation of executorship by Abraham Barnard of Thaxted, farmer, 8 January 1785; act of election by the testator's grandchildren, both minors, of their mother Elizabeth Warner, widow, to take out letters of administration, 24 January 1785; act of acceptance by said Elizabeth Warner, 24 January 1785; court's assignment of said Elizabeth Warner to be the children's 'curatrix or guardian' and to take out letters of administration, 29 January 1785; grant of administration, 31st. January 1785; administration bond, 31st. January 1785; inventory, sworn 18 April 1785.|
|D/ACW 35/2/30 1785 31st Dec||Joseph Stanes, of Henham in the County of Essex, gives to Thomas Warner, son of Elizabeth Warner of Sandpitts, his watch, and to his sister Elizabeth Warner he gives a gown and petticoat. To his mother Hannah Hoy he gives his two silver spoons, looking glass and tin waiter. To his brother James Stanes he gives all his shirts. The remainder of his estate is to be sold by his executor and all debts and expenses are to be paid whilst the remainder is to be kept by the executor and the interest to be paid quarterly to his brother James during the term of his mother's natural life. But if James should die before his mother and leave no lawful heir, then all the money is to be equally divided between his mother and uncle John Mumford but his brother James should continue to receive the whole of the interest during his natural life. If James should die without heir, as also if his mother should die before John Mumford, then all the money is to go to his uncle John Mumford who is appointed as executor. Dated 16th April 1782. On the 29th Dec 1785 probate given to James Mumford, the whole effects of the deceased being less than £35, a note made that there was no money in the funds. There is a note that Joseph Stanes died at Henham on or about the 18th April last.|
|D/ACW 35/4/1 1787 4th Jan||Abraham Bell of Henham Hall, Henham (on the Mount) in the County of Essex, farmer. He bequeaths to his wife Ruth his cottages or tenements, grounds and hereditaments in Henham and all other real and chattel estate whatsoever to hold for her natural life. She should from time to time maintain and keep or cause to be maintained and kept, the houses, buildings and fences in good and substantial repair. After her death, he gives all the cottages, tenements, grounds and hereditaments and all real and chattel estate to his eldest son Thomas Bell. To his eldest daughter Ann (Harrige) who has already been advanced by him, only the sum of £5. He gives all his furniture, household goods, cattle, corn, grain, hay, farming, stock, implements and personal estate to his wife providing she remains sole and unmarried. Otherwise, or after his wife's death, the entire estate to pass equally between his two sons and two youngest daughters.|
|D/ACW 35/4/15 1787 25th Sept||Agnes Bacon of Henham in the County of Essex, widow. Dated 12th May 1787. She bequeaths all her farming belongings plus her furniture, stock, crops and chattels to her daughter Mary.. To her son Henry she gives £5 to be paid four years after her death, To her daughter Anne Church she gives £5 to be paid two years after her death. To her daughter Susannah Phillips £5 to be paid one year after, and to her daughter Agnes Shed she gives £5 to be paid three years after her death. She gives all her wearing apparel to the four daughters, share and share alike. All debts and expenses to be paid from her estate by her daughter Mary who, together with Agnes's son James Bush, are appointed as joint executors.|
|D/ACW 36/1/29 1792 7th Sept||Mary Guyver of Henham (on the Mount) in the County of Essex, widow. She bequeaths her goods, stock cattle, chattels, ready money, securities for money and personal estate whatsoever to her brother John Phillips providing he pays and disposes of these effects for the benefit and maintenance of her daughter Sarah Hammond and her children in such manner that he shall think most necessary and not for the use and benefit of George Hammond her husband or as he shall direct ...that the said George Hammond shall not intermeddle with the same or any part thereof and that the same shall not be subject or liable to the payment of any debts contracted by George Hammond and my will is that the said John Phillips shall not be anyways accountable to George Hammond for or in relation to any management or execution of this trust. John Phillips is appointed sole executor. Dated 5th Jan 1743|
|D/ACW 36/1/7 1792 9th Feb||In the Name of God Amen I Frances Chipperfield late of the parish of Henham in the County of Essex, widow, being at this time in health of body and of perfect mind and disposing memory (thanks be given unto God) but calling into mind the mortality of my body do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, I give unto my grandson Richard Palmer ten pounds, I give unto my grand daughter Frances Hanchett ten pounds, also I give unto my grandson James Chipperfield ten pounds, lastly I give all the rest and residue of my money, goods and whatsoever and wheresoever unto my daughter Elizabeth Palmer of the parish of Birchanger in the said county, widow, And I will that all my just debts, the expenses of my plain but decent funeral, also probate of this my last will, as also the aforesaid legacies be all paid by my said daughter Elizabeth Palmer within one year after my decease, And I do hereby make, constitute and appoint my said daughter Elizabeth Palmer executrix together with her son Richard executor of this my only last will and testament by me made ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my only last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the thirtieth day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Seven. Witnessed: E. Leyburn and Alex. McWhinnie. Estate valued at less than £100.|
|D/ACW 36/5/18 1796 17th Nov||This is the last Will and Testament of me Sarah Hammond of Henham in the County of Essex, widow, made in the time of my health and strength of memory thanks be to God for the same. First I give and bequeath unto my son George Hammond the sum of fifty pounds. To my son John the like sum of fifty pounds. To my son William the like sum of fifty pounds and to my daughter Sarah now the wife of .. Waller of Albury in the County of Hertford the like sum of fifty pounds to be paid to them respectively within twelve months next after my decease. Also I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Sarah the daughter of John and Mary Edwards of Castle Hedingham the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid to her together with the interest for the same at her age of twenty one years or day of marriage which shall first happen and do direct that the same be placed out by my executrix herein after named on government or other good security in the mean time. And all the rest and residue of my goods, chattels , monies and securities for money, personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever which I shall be possessed of or entitle unto at the time of my decease after payment of all my just debts, funeral expenses and other incident charges give and bequeath unto my daughter the said Mary Edwards and my said grand daughter Sarah equally to be divided between them then share and share alike. And I nominate and appoint my said daughter Mary Edwards sole executrix of this my will And hereby revoking all former wills by me made. I do declare this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred seventy and two. Witnessed: Frances Phillips and Thomas Hall.
Sarah Hammond died on or about the 29th. October 1795.
|D/ACW 37/5/12 1803 19th Mar||In the Name of God Amen I George King of the parish of Henham in the county of Essex, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, praised be God for the same, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following: I give unto the Revd. Thomas Canning (Clerk) (after payment of all my just debts, funeral expenses and probate of this my last will) all those my copyhold houses and blacksmiths shop situated at Tye Green in the parish of Elsenham, Essex and all other my estate and effects in the parish Elsenham aforesaid in trust, to sell and dispose of the said copyhold houses and blacksmiths shop as soon as may be after my decease, and to divide the produce arising therefrom unto and between my brother Thomas King now of Henham aforesaid and my sister Ann Barnard now of Clavering, Essex, in the following proportions, that is to say, I give to my brother Thomas King in consideration of his having a large family of children, three fifths parts of the produce arising from the sale of the aforesaid houses and blacksmiths shop, and to my sister Ann Barnard I give the two remaining fifth parts. Also I give to my said brother Thomas King the sum of five pounds (exclusive and in dependant of all other bequests given him by virtue of this will to take up my copyhold house situate at Henham, and which I do give him as far as in one ..). Also I give to my said brother Thomas King three fifths parts of all the residue and remainder of all my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and I give to my said sister Ann Barnard the two remaining fifth parts of all such my estate and effects. And I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint the Revd. Thomas Canning, Clerk, sole executor of this my last will and testament And hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me made, I declare this to be my last will and testament. I witness whereof I George King the testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three. Witnessed: James Bush, Charles Day and Mary Dennis. The whole estate was under the sum of three hundred pounds. George King died at Henham on the 24th Jan last. No money in the funds.|
|D/ACW 37/6/4 1804/5 28th Feb||In the Name of God Amen I John Warner of Henham Broom, in the parish of Henham and county of Essex, farmer's son, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, First I give and devise unto my dear mother Elizabeth Warner my little farm called the lower house at Mill Green in the parish of Much Easton and county aforesaid, together with all its rights and appurtenances to have and to hold all the term of her natural life and afterwards I give and devise the same unto my two brothers Thomas and George Warner and their heirs and assigns for ever share and share alike and that equally. Lastly I give unto my said mother all the money that may be due by her to me at the time of my decease after payment of my just debts, my funeral expenses and probate of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the fourth day of May in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand eight hundred and one. NB I hereby constitute and appoint my said mother executrix and my said brothers executors of this my last will. Witnessed: Charlotte Smith and Alexander McWhinnie.|
|D/ACW 38/2/14 1886 12th June||In the Name of God Amen I Nathan Nottage of the parish of Henham in the county of Essex, shopkeeper, being at this time rather indisposed in body but of perfect mind and memory (thanks be given unto God) therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body do make and ordain this my only last will and testament in manner and form following, viz. First I give unto Anne my dearly beloved wife all my household furniture, stock in trade, goods and chattels whatsoever and wheresoever. Further I give and bequeath unto my said wife also my dwelling house together with all the buildings, garden and orchard thereunto belonging for and during all the term of her natural life, by her freely to be possessed, enjoyed but after her decease I give and bequeath my aforesaid freehold messuage or tenement together with all the outhouse, gardens, orchard and all its appurtenances and rights unto my son Thomas and his heirs. Item, I likewise give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas my freehold barn and my copyhold field, both called Newlands and likewise my copyhold cottage at present inhabited by Thomas Bartrup, provided nevertheless upon the following express conditions, viz. that he my said son Thomas shall well and truly pay yearly and every year a fair and equitable rent for and out of my said freehold barn and copyhold field and cottage, unto his mother during all the term of her natural life, and after my wife's decease, I will that he my said son Thomas shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto my daughter Mary Nash or her husband, one hundred pounds of good and lawful money, out of my said copyhold estates and freehold barn, one year after my wife's decease. Further I give unto my daughter Mary's four children Anne, Mary, John and Elizabeth five pounds each to be paid them out of my personal property after my wife's decease. lastly after my wife's decease I give all the rest and residue of my money, goods, chattels whatsoever and wheresoever unto my son Thomas and my son in law John Nash equally, share and share alike, after payment of the before mentioned legacies, my funeral expenses, just debts and probate and I do hereby constitute, nominate, and appoint my said wife executrix together with my son Thomas and son in law John Nash executors of this my last will and testament, and also revoke all other and former wills by me made, satisfying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament; In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the thirteenth day of January one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven. Witnessed: George Charkin, Mary McWhinnie and Alexander McWhinnie. The whole effects were under eight hundred pounds. No money in the funds. Nathan Nottage died at Henham on the 14th October 1792. Executrix had died before probate proven the 12th June 1886.|
|D/ACW 39/4/17 1814 3rd May||Letters of Administration re Lawrence Warner of Henham, farmer|
|D/ACW 39/4/18 1814 1st June||This is the last will and testament of me James Bush the elder of Henham in the county of Essex, victualler, First I give and devise unto my son James Bush, his heirs and assigns for ever, All that my messuage or tenement and farm with the lands, grounds, hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances thereto belonging now or late called or known by the name or names of Bacons and Hoys situate and being in Henham aforesaid Subject nevertheless to the several charges and conditions hereinafter mentioned, that is to say Upon Condition that he the said James Bush and his heirs shall and do permit and suffer my loving wife Mary Bush to hold, occupy, possess and enjoy the said hereditaments and premises for and during the term of her natural life or her marrying again which shall first happen without paying any rent for the same, or otherwise or permit and to suffer my said wife and her assigns to have, receive and take the rents, issues and profits thereof for and during the term of her said life or marrying again as aforesaid She paying thereout all interest money that shall from time to time during her receipt of the rents and profits of the said estate become due and payable by reason of the mortgage thereon and also subject to the said James Bush and his heirs paying the principal sum due on such mortgage and all interest money from and after the decease of my said wife or her marrying again as aforesaid and also subject to and charged and chargeable with the payment of the further swum of one hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid and payable from and out of my aforesaid estate by the said James Bush and his heirs unto my daughters Ann, Susanna, Elizabeth, Charlotte and Hester Bush, and which said sum of one hundred pounds I do hereby give and bequeath to them thereout and to be paid and equally divided between them share and share alike viz. to such of them as shall and may be of age within six months next after the decease or marriage of my said wife as aforesaid and to such of them as are under age when and as they shall attain the age of twenty one years without any interest to be paid for the same in the meantime But subject always nevertheless to the estate and interest therein of my said wife as aforesaid Also I give and devise all that my cottage with the appurtenances in Henham aforesaid as now in the occupation of John Bright unto my said daughter Ann Bush, her heirs and assigns for ever And also I give and devise all that my other cottage with the appurtenances in Henham aforesaid as now in the occupation of Stephen Blackwell unto my said daughter Hester Bush, her heirs and assigns for ever Subject nevertheless and upon condition that they the said Ann Bush and Hester Bush and their respective heirs shall and do permit and suffer my said wife Mary Bush to have, receive and take the rents, issues and profits of each of the said cottages for and during the term life or her marrying again as aforesaid. And I give and bequeath unto my said wife all and every my ready monies, debts, debts due to me and securities for money and as to all the rest, residue and remainder of my household goods and chattels, stock in trade, farming stock, personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever after the payment of my just debts (except the mortgage debt charge upon my estate as aforesaid) funeral expenses, the expenses of proving this my will and all other incident charges. I give and bequeath the same unto my said wife Mary Bush and my nephew James Shead of Withersfield in the county of Essex aforesaid, blacksmith, Upon trust to make a true and perfect inventory thereof or otherwise at their discretion to sell and put off the same for the most money that can be obtained for the same and the money therefrom arising to place out at interest upon good valid security Upon further trust to permit my wife to have the use and occupation of my said trust estate and effects and and to receive and take the interest money and annual produce therefrom arising for her use for and during the term of her natural life or her marrying again which shall first happen and from and after her decease or marriage again which shall first happen I give and bequeath the said trust estate and effects and the principal money therefrom arising if the same effects shall have been then sold together with all interest which shall happen to be remaining unpaid (if any) unto all and every my said daughters Ann, Susanna, Elizabeth, Charlotte and Hester Bush equally to be divided between them share and share alike And I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife Mary Bush and James Shead executor and executrix of this my will and hereby revoking al lformer wills and codicils by me made. I do declare this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said James Bush the testator have to this my last will and testament contained in three sheets of paper set my seal to the label that affixeth them together my hand to the first two sheets thereof and my hand and seal to the third and last sheet thereof this twenty second day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten. Witnessed: William Nichols and Robert Drew.
Codicil: I James Bush being of sound and disposing memory do adjoin this my codicil to my last will and testament That is I give, devise and bequeath my cottage and appurtenances now in the occupation of John Bright to my wife during the term of her natural life and after her decease to all and every one of my daughters ie Ann Bush, Susanna Bush, Elizabeth Bush, Charlotte and Hester their heirs and assigns for ever. Likewise I give, devise and bequeath my cottage and tenement in the occupation of Steven Blackwell to my wife during her natural life and after her decease to all and every one my daughters Ann Bush, Susanna Bush, Elizabeth Bush, Charlotte Bush and Hester their heirs and assigns for ever. Likewise I give my wife the sole right and interest in my letting of my farm which I rent of Coly.. Glynn and .. Witnessed: Mary Canning, Ann Guyver and Thomas Nottage. Dated December 15th 1813.
|D/ACW 39/5/20 1815 8th June||In the Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Stallibrass of Henham on the Mount in the county of Essex, widow, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory and understanding, praise be Almighty God for the same, but considering the great uncertainty of human life do hereby make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I give and bequeath unto my sons Thomas Stallibrass of Latton in the county of Essex, farmer; John Stallibrass of North Weald in the said county of Essex, farmer and Thake Stallibrass of Henham aforesaid, farmer the sum of four hundred pounds a piece of lawful British money to be severally paid to them within twelve months next after my decease. Also I give and bequeath unto my four grandsons Elisha Stallibrass of Hertford aforesaid, plumber (the son of my late son Thomas Stallibrass), Frederick Stallibrass (son of my said son John Stallibrass) and William Stallibrass (son of my said son Thake Stallibrass) the sum of one hundred pounds a piece of lawful British money to be severally paid to them on their respectively attaining the age of twenty one years. And I direct that the interest of the same in the mean time shall be respectively paid to then on and towards their maintenance. Also I give and bequeath unto my grandson and grand daughter Thomas Markham and Mary Ann Markham the son and daughter of my late daughter Susan Markham deceased by Henry Markham of Cambridge her husband the sum of one hundred pounds a piece of likewise lawful money to be severally paid to them on attaining the age of twenty one years and I direct that the interest of the same in the mean time may be applied for and towards the maintenance of my said grandchildren. And I give and bequeath unto my grandchildren Elizabeth Freestone, Ann Freestone, Thomas Freestone, William Freestone, Susan Freestone and Judith Freestone the sons and daughters of my late daughter Elizabeth Freestone deceased by Henry Freestone of Epping her husband the sum of one hundred pounds a piece of lawful British money to be severally paid to them on their attaining the age of twenty one years. And I direct that the interest of the same in the mean time shall be applied for and towards their respective maintenance. Also I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Sarah Coe the daughter of my late daughter Judith Coe deceased by William Coe her husband the sum of one hundred pounds of like lawful money to be paid to her on her attaining the age of twenty one years. And I direct that the interest of the same in the mean time shall be applied for and towards the maintenance of my said grand daughter until she shall attain her age of twenty one years. And it is my will that in case any of my grandchildren hereinbefore named shall depart their live under the age of twenty one years that the respective legacies of him or her so dying shall sink into the residue of my personal estate and be possessed by my residuary legatees hereinafter named. And I give and bequeath unto my said grandchildren the sons and daughters of my said daughter Elizabeth Freestone deceased all my clothes and wearing apparel, plate, linen, china and furniture equally between them share and share alike absolutely. And as far and concerning all and singular my monies and securities for money and the rest and residue of my estate and effects of what nature or kind, values situate howsoever and wheresoever after payment of my debts, legacies and funeral expenses, the charges of proving and the execution of this my will I give and bequeath the same unto and amongst all my grandchildren the sons and daughters of my sons and daughters Elisha Stallibrass of Hertford in the county of Hertford, plumber, deceased; William Stallibrass of Henham aforesaid, farmer; the said Thomas Stallibrass, James Stallibrass of Henham aforesaid, farmer, deceased; the said Elizabeth Freestone, John Stallibrass, Susan Markham, Judith Coe and Thake Stallibrass equally to be divided between them share and share alike on their respectively attaining their ages of twenty one years. And I direct that my executors hereinafter named shall possess themselves of the respective legacies and shares of my said grandchildren and be accountable for the same until they shall respectively be entitled to the benefits intended them by this my will. And I nominate and appoint my said sons Thomas Stallibrass and John Stallibrass executors of hits my last will and testament. And I direct them to reimburse themselves out of my residuary estate all their necessary costs and charges attending the execution of this my will. In witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Stallibrass the testator have to this my last will and testament contained in three sheets of paper set my hand to the two first sheets thereof and my hand and seal to this last sheet thereof this sixteenth day of August One thousand eight hundred and fourteen. Witnessed: William Hayden of Henham blacksmith, John Foreman.
The eight day of June 1815 - Thomas Stallibrass and John Stallibrass the executors were sworn and attested that Mrs Stallibrass died at Henham on the 16th November 1814 and that the value of the estate was under £5,000 and that no money was vested in public funds.
|D/ACW 40/4/1 1821 29th Jan||In the Name of God Amen I Mary Canning of Henham in the county of Essex, widow, being of sound and disposing mind and understanding, praise be God for the same, hereby revoking and making void all former wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say, First I give and devise unto my daughter Mary and her husband Radcliffe Pearl Todd of Sturmer Hall in the county of Essex, esquire, all and every my messuages. lands, tenements and hereditaments situate and being in Henham aforesaid or elsewhere in the Kingdom of great Britain To hold the same unto them the said Radcliffe Pearl Todd and Mary his wife and to the heirs and assigns of the survivor of them. Also all the rest and residue of my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever which shall remain after payment of all my just debts which I desire may in the first place be fully paid and satisfied, funeral expenses, probate of this my will and all other incidental expenses attending the execution thereof I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Mary to and for her own use and benefit but in case my said daughter should happen to die in my life time leaving the said Radcliffe Pearl Todd her surviving then and in such case I give and bequeath the said rest and residue of my said personal estate unto the said Radcliffe Pearl Todd to and for his own use and benefit. Lastly I do hereby nominate , constitute and appoint my said daughter Mary Todd the executrix and her said husband Radcliffe Pearl Todd executor of this my will. In witness that this is my last will and testament contained in one sheet of paper I have hereunto set my hand and seal and published and declared the same to be my last will and testament this twelfth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen. Witnessed: Mary Pearl and Thomas Olley. Mary Canning the testator died on the 9th Dec. 1820 and her estate was valued at under £300.|
|D/ACW 40/6/21 1823 4th July||This is my last will and testament of me William Hayden of Henham in the county of Essex, blacksmith, made this 25th day of July 1817 being at this time unwell but in perfect strength of memory. First I will and direct all my debts and funeral expenses and the probate of my will be first paid and then I give, devise and bequeath unto my son John Hayden of Widdington, my son William Hayden of Elmdon, my son Nathaniel Hayden of Berden, my son James Hayden of Henham, my son George Hayden of Clapham in Surrey, my daughters Sarah Phip at Manuden in Essex and Ann Wilby of Walden, Mary Savill of Clare Suffolk, my son Edward Hayden victualler Tooley Street London, my grand daughter Elizabeth Savill the daughter of William Savill all my household furniture, linen, plate, book, brewing utensil with all working tools, coals stack and trade of every description whatsoever with all book debts security and whatsoever an equal share and share alike of what the whole shall make by public auction or otherwise .. their exemption. I give, devise and bequeath to Sally Phip or otherwise Sarah Phip my grand daughter one half of that sum that will become due to any one of my children and I give unto my nephew William Hayden and to my grandson James Hayden the sole right between them of my premises as blacksmith at Henham and I appoint John Hayden my son and Thomas Hayden my son and Thomas Nottage executors. Witness my hand this 25th July 1817. Witnessed: Thomas Nottage, Thomas Heard and Thomas Heard. William Hayden the testator died in October last.|
|D/ACW 42/3/22 1831 21st Sept||John Hipping of Henham, labourer...after payment thereof I give and bequeath all the rest residual and remainder of my monies, securities for money goods, chattels, personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever to my friend John Barker of Henham aforesaid alehousekeeper to and for his own proper use and I give and devise unto the said John Barker all that my customary cottage or tenement with the garden, grounds and hereditaments and appurtenances thereto belonging situate in Henham aforesaid near adjoining to the vicarage house of Henham holden of the manor of Henham Hall and now in my own occupation. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said John Barker, his heirs and assigns for ever. And I appoint the said John Barker sole executor of this my Will and hereby revoke all former Wills by me made...Dated the 11th day of June 1828. Witnessed: R D Thurgood of Saffron Walden, conveyancer and Joseph Francis of Henham, shoemaker. On the 3rd Sept. 1831 John Barker of Henham, alehouse keeper, swore on oath that the estate was under the value of £20.|
|D/ACW 43/1/1 1835 28th Jan||This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Heard of Henham in the county of Essex, wheelwright, I direct all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses to be in the first place fully paid and satisfied. I give and devise all that my freehold messuage or tenement and wheelwrights shop with the buildings, yards, garden and premises thereto belonging situate at Henham aforesaid and now in my own occupation unto my son Joseph Bacon Heard to hold to him, his heirs and assigns for ever But I direct that my wife Mary shall have during her natural life the free use and occupation of any two rooms in the said dwelling house which she may choose. I also give and bequeath to my said wife all my household goods and furniture, plate, linen and china absolutely. I give and bequeath unto my said son Joseph Bacon Heard all my stock in trade, timber, tools and implements (not including book or other debts due to me. I give, devise and confirm all that freehold piece or parcel of land containing four acres situate in the parish of Takeley in the said county of Essex called Ra..prs or otherwise in the occupation of John Humphreys (which descended to me as tenant entail on the decease of my late mother to whom the same was devised to her and the heirs of her body by the will of her Aunt Margaret Shead) unto my grandson Thomas Heard son of my eldest and deceased son Thomas Heard and to the heirs of my said grandson for ever. I give and devise all that copyhold house, garden and premises situate at Takeley aforesaid which I bought of Daniel Heard and now in the occupation of my son Charles heard unto my said son Charles heard to hold to him, his heirs and assigns for ever. i give and devise all those seven acres of freehold land situate in the parish of Broxted in the said county of Essex and now in the occupation of John Humphrey and also all that messuage or tenement with the barns, stables and buildings thereto belonging and the several pieces or parcels of land following and situate in the parish of Takeley aforesaid, that is to say, all those two fields called Butts containing three acres more or less And also all that field called the Field before the House containing one acre and three roods more or less And also all that field containing five acres more or less And also all that field containing three acres more or less And also all that field containing one acre and three roods more or less situate behind the house And also all that other piece behind the house containing one acre more or less As all the said last mentioned messuage, lands and premises now are or late were in the occupation of John Humphreys, his hereditaments and assigns And also all and every other my messuages or tenements , lands, hereditaments and premises freehold, copyhold and leasehold whatsoever and wheresoever unto my son Daniel Heard to hold to him, his heirs and assigns for ever. But charged nevertheless with and I do hereby give grant and devise from and out of all the said messuages, lands, hereditaments and premises so devised to my said son Daniel as aforesaid one clear yearly annuity rent charge or sum of twenty pounds to be issuing and payable out of the same unto my said wife Mary Heard and her assigns during her natural life the said annuity or rent charge to be paid to my said wife by equal half yearly payments and to be free and clear from all taxes, charges, impositions whatsoever the first half yearly payment thereof to commence at the end of six months next after my decease. And if it shall happen that the said annuity or rent charge of twenty pounds or any part thereof shall be behind or unpaid by the space of twenty days next after my or either of the days whereon the same shall become due and is made payable as aforesaid (being lawfully demanded) then and from henceforth and as often as the same or any part thereof shall be so in arrear and unpaid it shall and may be lawful to and for my said wife and her assigns upon the said freehold and copyhold estate every or any part or parts thereof to enter and distrain and the distress and distresses there found to take, lead, drive and carry away and to impound, detain or otherwise to sell and dispose of the same until thereby or otherwise she and they shall be lawfully satisfied and paid such annuity or yearly rent charge or so much thereof as shall be in arrear together with all costs charged and expenses whatsoever as shall be occasioned by such entry, distress and sale And from and after the decease of my said wife I do hereby further subject and charge all and every the said hereditaments and premises so devised unto my said son Daniel Heard and his heirs with the payment of the following sums to be paid at the end of twelve months from and after my said wife's death . that is to say, the sum of forty pounds to my daughter Mary Blyth, the like sum of forty pounds to my daughter Susan Lameth, the like sum of forty pounds to my daughter Elizabeth Lancaster, the like sum of forty pounds to my daughter Sarah Mills and the sum of fifteen pounds to my said son Charles Heard and in case any of my said children shall die in my lifetime I give and bequeath the legacy or legacies of him, her or them so dying unto his, her or their children if any the children of each if more than one to take between them the legacy or sum so given to their respective parents - I give and bequeath all and every my monies book, debts and personal property whatsoever not hereuntobefore bequeathed unto my said wife absolutely And I do appoint my said wife and my son Daniel Heard and Joseph Bacon Heard executrix and executors of this my will And hereby revoking all former wills by me at anytime made. I declare this only to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said testator Thomas Heard have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this tenth day of November One thousand eight hundred and twenty six. Witnessed: Daniel Heard and Joseph Bacon Heard. Estate under £300|
|D/ACW 44/5/15 1847 24th May||This is the last will and testament of me William Marshall of Little Henham Hall in the parish of Henham in the county of Essex, farmer. First I direct all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid out of my personal estate. I give and devise unto my eldest son Charles Marshall all that customary or copyhold messuage or tenement and premises situate in the parish of Stansted Mount Fitchet in the said county of Essex and held of the Manor of Burwells which I expect to be entitled to on the decease of my father to hold the same unto my said son Charles, his heirs and assigns for ever. I bequeath unto my friend James Orger of Henham , butcher, and my brother Thomas Marshall of Takeley in the said county of Essex, farmer, all and every my household goods and household furniture, stocks in husbandry both alive and dead, crops of corn, grain, hay, tillage, the lease of my farm which I may hold at the time of my decease and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature, kind or quality soever (subject nevertheless and expressly charged and chargeable with the payment of all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses) Upon trust that they my said trustees do and shall as soon as they conveniently can after my decease sell and dispose of all my said household goods and household furniture, stocks in husbandry both alive and dead, crops of corn, grain, hay and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever either by public sale or by private contract and for the most money that can be obtained for the same. And the produce arising therefrom I direct may be divided between my four children namely Jane, Charles, Dan and Lora as hereafter mentioned equally share and share alike except as to my son Charles to whom I have devised my copyhold property expectant on the decease of my father therefore I direct that his share may be made equal to my three other children by computing the value of my copyhold property and paying so much less to him than to his brothers and sisters it being my will and desire that they should all share alike And I direct my trustees to pay my sons their shares as and when they shall severally attain their respective ages of twenty one years . And to my daughters at that age or on their marriage whichever shall first happen. And in case of the death of any or either of my said children under age or unmarried and without leaving any lawful issue his, her or them surviving then the share or shares of him or her or them so dying shall go to and be divided between and amongst the survivors or survivor of them or their respective issue if any. And I empower my trustees after the sale and disposition of my personal estate and effects to apply the whole or any part of the income of the shares of the respective children and issue aforesaid in or towards their respective maintenance or otherwise for their respective benefit. And whereas I am willing notwithstanding the directions which I have herein before given for the sale of my farming stock, chattels and effects that my said trustees and the survivor of them, his executor or administrators shall and may manage and carry on my business of a farmer at Little Henham Hall aforesaid in the same manner as I now carry on the same for the benefit of all my children and continue my said stocks and personal estate herein before bequeathed to them in trust as aforesaid for so much thereof as shall be necessary for that purpose in that business until the expiration of the lease of my farm for the improvement of my personal estate. Now therefore notwithstanding such direction for sale of my said farming stocks, chattels and effects I do hereby authorise and empower my said executors and trustees and the survivor of them and the executors and administrators of such survivor (if he or she shall think proper and with the consent and approbation of my landlord to mange and carry on my business of a farmer at Little Henham Hall aforesaid as I now carry on the same and continue my said farming stocks and personal estate hereinbefore bequeathed to them in trust as aforesaid for so much thereof respectively as shall be necessary from time to time in that business) until the expiration of my lease and I exempt my trustees and executors of my will from liability for losses occurring without his or their own wilful default And authorise them to allow for his co-trustee all expenses incidental to the trusteeship I appoint my friends the said James Orger and Thomas Marshall to be trustees and executors of my will and guardian of my children during their minorities. Lastly I revoke all other wills In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four. Witnessed: Samuel Fiske, solicitor of Bishop Stortford and Samuel Richards of Bishop Stortford. Testator died at Henham on the 15th June 1846.
|D/ACW 44/6/34 1848 18th Dec||Henham Essex Sept. 20th 1845. This is the last will and testament of me William Sage of Henham in the county of Essex. First I give and devise all that my household messuage or tenement with the orchard and garden which I purchased of William Dennison and now in my own occupation and also all my personal property to my executors to be sold by them at the most convenient time after my decease. From the proceeds of which my funeral expenses and all my just debts are to be paid and the residue of sale and monies to be held in trust by said executors for use of Independent interest at Henham, Essex. Reverend William Thomson being minister of this chapel to be devoted by said executors for benefit of said interest in the way they may deem most advantageous. Next I give and devise all that my copyhold messuage or tenement called 'Gills' situate at Wood End Green now in the occupation of yearly tenants namely Francis Collin and Mary Gurson and also pytle (pightle - a portion of land picked off from a larger field) of land on Wood End Green now in my own occupation, to my executors to be sold by them at my decease and after all just debts are paid therein including any note or notes of hand that may be produced the residue of sale of this property also to be devoted by my executors for benefit of Independent interest aforesaid. Lastly I give and devise to Mary Ann Dennison now in my service and for services rendered to me, all my household furniture together with bedding, bed linen and also all my live stock to be given to her by my executors as soon as convenient after my decease. I nominate and appoint the Revd. William Thomson and William Phipps shopkeeper both of Henham as my executors of this my last will and testament. Witness whereof I the said William Sage the testator have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five. Witnessed: James Hayden and Reuben Everitt. Estate under £20.|
|D/ACW 44/6/9 1848 18th April||This is the last will and testament of me George Warner of Pennington Hall in the parish of Henham in the county of Essex, farmer. I direct that my body be buried in the same grave as that in which my late wife was buried in the parish church yard of Henham aforesaid where a plank is prepared to receive it and that any funeral is plain and neat as may be and that a head and foot stone be placed there with the names, ages and specific times of the death of myself and my wife and my deceased son George inscribed thereon. I give and devise unto my friend and neighbour Mr. James Orger of Elsenham in the said county, butcher, and my daughter Elizabeth Warner All my freehold messuages or tenements, lands, hereditaments, estate and premises whatsoever and wheresoever To hold the same unto the said James Orger and Elizabeth Warner and their heirs upon trust to sell the same at such time as they shall think best by public auction or private contract for the most money that can be obtained for the same And I order, direct and authorise the said James Orger and Elizabeth Warner and their heirs in the same manner to sell and dispose of all my copyhold messuages or tenements, lands, hereditaments, estate and premises And for facilitating such sales I declare that the receipts of my said trustees and of the survivor of them and of the heirs of such survivor shall be good and sufficient discharges to the respective purchasers of the said estates for their respective purchase monies without such purchasers being liable to see to the application thereof or answerable or accountable for the misapplication or nonapplication thereof or of any part thereof And as to the clear produce of the said sales I direct the same to fall into my residuary property and to be disposed of as hereinafter mentioned. I give and bequeath whatsoever article or thing belonging to me shall be at the residence of my said daughter Elizabeth at Pembroke Cottage in Henham aforesaid at the time of my decease and also my brass-bound writing desk with all the contents at the time of my death to my said daughter Elizabeth. I give my oak warmest hutch with all the contents at the time of my death to my son Frederic. I give my elm hutch with two drawers with all the contents at the time of my death to my son Albert. I give and bequeath to my said trustees and executor all my farming stock and implements of husbandry and also my household goods and furniture (except such articles as are hereinbefore bequeathed) and all my monies and securities for money, personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever upon trust to convert it into money such parts thereof as shall not consist of money and to stand possessed of the whole of such produce and of all my money In trust to pay thereout my funeral and testamentary expenses and also all my just debts whatsoever And as to the residue thereof And also as to the clear produce of the sale of my personal estates I give and I bequeath the same unto and equally between and among all my children who shall be living when my said executors and trustees shall have settled my affairs and shall have converted all my property into money share and share alike But as to the share of my daughter Anna I direct the same to be paid to her independent of the control debts or engagements of her husband and her receipt above to be a sufficient discharge for the same. I nominate, constitute and appoint the said James Orger and Elizabeth Warner executor and executrix of this my will and do declare that my said executors and trustees shall not be answerable or accountable for any loss which may happen to my estates and property without their respective wilful neglect or default and that the one of them shall not be answerable or accountable for the acts, deeds, receipts or defaults of the other of them but each for his own acts , deeds, receipts and defaults And I direct and authorise my said executors and trustees to reclaim and pay themselves and each other all their costs, charges and expenses in the execution of this my will and the trusts thereof. In witness hereof I the said testator George Warner have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of December one thousand eight hundred and forty seven. Witnessed: Charles Probert solicitor, Newport, Essex and J. D. Player clerk to Messrs Probert.
Estate under the value of £200. Testator died at Henham on the 8th. January 1848
|D/ACW 44/6/35 1848 20th Dec||This is the last will and testament of me Philemon Turner of Henham in the county of Essex, carpenter, that is to say, I give and devise to my eldest son John Turner all that my copyhold messuage or tenement and premises now in the occupation of the said John Turner with whom I now reside To hold to him, his heirs and assigns for ever. Item: I give and devise unto my son Henry Turner all that my copyhold messuage or tenement and premises now in his occupation and also my copyhold cottage and premises in Henham now in the occupation of Jonathan Snow and also my freehold cottage and garden now in the occupation of John Rickett To hold the same unto the said Henry Turner, his heirs and assigns subject and charged with the principal money and interest due on the mortgage of the said premises devised to my said son John Turner And I bequeath all my personal estate and effects to my said son John Turner whom I appoint my executor of this my will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of September one thousand eight hundred and forty seven. Witnessed: William Phipps and William .. Estate under £20. The testator died at Henham on the 2nd Dec. 1848.|
|D/B 2/6||1861-1864 Records of Thomas Turner's Charity Deeds of land (8a.) called Cocks Croft in Clavering, including Abstract of title, 1861, reciting from 1814 Also sale particular, with plan, 1861, of property in Clavering and Langley (contract copy of Henry Burrows of Saffron Walden, as treasurer and on behalf of the Trustees of Turner's Charity, purchaser of Cock's Croft for £250). Conveyance of 1864 recites that land had been purchased in Henham, in accordance with will of Thomas Turner, made 10 June 1623, and that in 1844 part of this land had been purchased for £250 by the Northern and Eastern Railway Company|
|D/C/Z29 1912||office copy of the Alfred Lyles Mumford Rugby (co. Warwick), engineer, containing bequest to Henham Parish Church Restoration Fund|
|D/DB 0509 1709/13||Probate of Thomas Mitchell senior of Rickling Hall, gent.|
|D/DB 0515 1720/1||Probate of Thomas Mitchell of Stepney, Middlesex, gent.|
|D/DB 0527 1784/97||Copy of probate of Richard Muilman Trench Chiswell|
|D/DB 0604||Memorandum Surrender 23 December 1800.Manor of Rickling Hall. Memorandum of Surrender by Thomas Fuller of Henham, labourer (uncle and heir of James Fuller), to use of Thomas Furley Forster of Quendon, esquire. A cottage on Rickling Green, abutting east on a way from Rickling Green to Rickling Hall, west on lands late of John Phillips and now of Frances Fishe widow, south on a house of Ralph Prior, and north of Frances Fishe; and a piece of land belonging (5 rods by 2 rods). To which premises the said James Fuller was admitted under Surrender and Will of his father William Fuller, and on the death of his mother Martha Fuller; at Court dated 12 October 1779. Steward: John Wolfe esquire|
|D/DB 1075||Probate of Will dated 24 March 1720/21, & proved 8 January 1723/4. Probate of will of Richard Henham Michell of Henham, gent. Devises to nephew John Michell of London, gent.: All his property in Henham, & Elsenham [No details].(Bequests to: niece Sarah Brand, cousin Mary Rolfe (wife of Robert Rolfe),children of brother-in-law George Canning, children of sister Elizabeth Stubbing, of deceased, Deborah Michell (widow/nephew Thomas Michell & the poor of Henham & Rickling). Executor: John Michell. Witnesses: Thomas Rous, Nathaniel Jones & Thomas Kagstan|
|D/DB 504||Probate of Will dated 12 November 1662, proved 14 June 1665. Probate of Will of Thomas Mitchell of Rickling, gent. Devises to son John: His Manor & lands in Rickling, Ugley, Berden, Henham, Elsenham & Bovinger [no details]. Monetary bequests to daughter Mary, son Thomas, his daughter who is wife of William Pettit of Horseheath (Cambridgeshire), yeoman, & the children of his daughter Ann. Executor: son John|
|D/DB T1652||1680-1799 Deeds - Land (5 acres) in Stansted Mountfitchet, copyhold of Manor of Thremhall Priory, 1680-1799 Messuage, cottage and lands (18 acres) [field-names] in Elsenham and Stansted Mountfitchet, 1714-1778 [including sale catalogues attached to Covenant, 1778 of 15 acres of pasture in Stansted Mountfitchet and land and property in Elsenham]Capital messuage and land (13 acres) in Elsenham Messuage formerly called Butchers Tenement, messuage and lands (52 acres) [field-names], all at Pledgdon in Henham Lands (52 acres) called Raines alias Seven Ashes in Stansted Mountfitchet, 1738 [copy] Messuage and lands (2 acres) at Morrell Green in Takeley, 1750-1791 Land (14 acres) belonging to messuage called Coxes in Elsenham, 1794 and 1798 [copies] Land (4 acres) called Hobbs Mead in Stansted Mountfitchet, copyhold of Manor of Burnells, 1799 [recites 1735] Including Will of Elizabeth King (wife of Henry King of Takeley, victualler), 1769, and copies of Wills of Robert Vincent, senior, citizen and stationer of London, 1735 (proved in P.C.C., 1737), Robert Vincent, citizen and stationer of London, 1759, and Codicil, 1760 (proved 1764) and Susannah Vincent of Northam, Hertfordshire, widow, 1778|
|D/DB T1664||1769-1850 Deeds Land (2 acres) whereon messuage stood at Fullers End fronting on Elsenham-Henham road and abutting north partly on cooperage and garden and partly on Poor House, Elsenham [Messuage demolished between 1803 and 1804; property including former tanyard, 1769, and brewhouse, 1772; including copy of Will of Alexander Mcwhinnie of Elsenham, school-master, 1799 (proved in P.C.C., 1801)]|
|D/DB T1667||1794-1821 Deeds - Land (4 acres) called Broxted alias Britons Croft [as in T1662], 1790 and 1820; land (6 acres) called Horse Frith [as in T1658, 1662] adjoining Mole Hill Green in Takeley, copyhold of Manor of Waltham Hall, 1794; lands called long Meadow (3 acres) and Monksfield alias Monkscroft (eight and a half acres), Elsenham[as in T1661], part of Farm (forty nine and a half acres] [see T 1659, 1661-3], 1794 [Including copy of probate copy of will of John Stock of Pledgdon Hall in Henham, gent., 1817 proved in P.C.C., 1819); and copy Deed of Enfranchisement of messuage and lands (26 acres) [field- names] and messuage called Brights and lands (31 acres) [field-names; as in T1651, 1655], all at Gaunts End, and lands (8 acres) [field- names] at East End, 1821|
|D/DC/23/623||10 March 1740/1 Will of Ann Hockley of Thaxted, Wid. Devises to kinswoman Mary Green (w. of Thomas G. late of Henham, Tailor), on condition that she pays £12 to niece Mary Hart (dau. of Jn. H. of Thaxted, yeoman) A messuage with feedings and commonage, purchased of James Rolph, in which she now dwells; near Cutlers Green in Thaxted [Legacies to Eliz., Ann, and Susannah Hart (daus. of said Jn.H.); to Joshua Smith (s. of Joshua S. of Old Sampford, labourer, deed.), to tho. Whiffen of O.S.; to widow Sutton, now of Thaxted; to Thomas Cornell, who now dwells with me; residue of estate to exor.] [Exor: bro-in-law Jn. Hart. Wtn: Hannah Bowtell, Judah Drane, W: Bridge]|
|D/DC/41/445||20 October 1676, proved 30 Dec Probate of Will of John Hammant of Little Wenden, blacksmith Devizes messuage in Great Wenden [Wendens Ambo] lately purchased from Matth. Churchman, land (2a.) in field called Hungerden in Wendens Ambo and 3 years's use of 2 barns called `the haybarne' and the `misling barne' and yard belonging to messuage called Cobbs in Little Wenden [Wendens Ambo] to w. Annis; land (1a.) called Gooding Shott in Wendens Ambo lately purchased from Thomas and Margaret Hammant to Margaret Hammant of Henham, wid.; land (1a.) in field called Wenden Headen to Dan. Hammant (s. of brother Nich.); messuage called Cobbs and land in Little Wenden [Wendens Ambo] in occupation of Rob. Jaggard, and lands (3a.), copyhold of manor for Wenden Hall, comprising of (1a.) called Hockleys Layes in Newport, (1a.) in Wendens Ambo in Russlow Field and (1a.) in Wendens Ambo lately purchased from John Malen and w. Katherine to John Hammant (s. of Nich. Hammant, jun.); and numerous small bequests|
|D/DHt/T131/11||1613 Receipts Robert Pennyngton, s. of Rob.Pannyngton se., Pledgdon in Henham John Pennyngton, executor of the will of the late Rob. Pennyngton The brewing vessels left him by his father|
|D/DHt/T408/2||1838 Deed of "King's Head', Elsenham. Cottages in Broxted, Steeple Bumpsted, Chrishall, Henham, Saling, Wimbish|
|D/DKw/L1||TURNOUR FAMILY; HALLINGBURY AND PARNDON ESTATES c.1475 Roll of evidence and proceedings in dispute between Robert Boydond and wife Margery and Henry Caldeback and wife Cecily over ownership of manor of Pledgdon in Henham. Recites evidence, 1274-1475|
|D/DMh/F284||1697-1698 Copy extract of Isaac Bugby, Braintree, gent., 1697, proved 1698, re copyhold lands in Shalford and Henham. (See D/ABR 14/59 for registered copy).|
|D/DO/T518 1679||Probate of Geo. James of Manuden, gent., mansion house called Manuden parsonage, house in Manuden Street, advowson of Manuden and lands in Manuden and Farnham, and copyhold messuage in Henham…|
|D/DPn/F1||1757-1803 Wills and Settlements of the Feake family of Durringtons in Sheering relating chiefly to the Manors Henham, Pledgdon Cannons alias the Rectory Henham, and Sheering, the rectory and advowson of Henham, Parsonage Farm and the Cock in Henham and messuages called Durringtons, New House and Collins in Sheering|
|D/DQ 61/145||21 May 1613 Feoffment Josiah Clerke of Wethersfield, esq., to John Drywood of Upminster, gent. Messuage once of John Smyth now in tenure or occupation of Alice, widow of Thomas Clerke, late of Pledgedon in Henham, decd., with all houses and structures built thereon; garden and croft of land or pasture (l a.) in said Pledgdon; barn late of Ludwyke (Lewis) Coefield; all other property of feoffor in Pledgdon. Recites that feoffor derives title from will, 18 May 1608, of the said Thomas Clerke, his brother. Witnesses to livery of seisin: `Renald' Stocke, Richard Piccott, William Patche, John Lee|
|D/DSs/F1 1632-1754||Wills and copies of the Stock family, in which are devised freehold and copyhold property in Rickling, Henham, Ugley, Elsenham, Great Hallingbury, Arkesden, Chrishall, Bishops Stortford.|
|D/DU 0376/38||Office copy Probate of (25 July 1746) Edward Gregory Stockton-upon-Tees (Co.Durham), esq. Charges his estates at Wickord, Cheapside (Co. Middx.), and at Gillingham and Susans Green…|
|D/DU 1142/3 1569-1868||Deeds and other documents relating to the White Hart, Pleshey House, Salletts and other property in Pleshey, Great Waltham and elsewhere Inc. gift of Mary Rolfe of Henham to Nathaniel Raymond of Pleshey|
|D/DU 541/4||16 September 1797 Mortgage (Demise for 1000 years) for £100 Robt. Whiteman of Lewes (co. Sussex), shopkeeper, and w. Frances to Thomas Jones of Aldgate High St. (City of London) tallowchandler Newly erected messuage called Greenfield House in Henham (Covenant to levy a fine). Recites will of Edmund Sworder of Henham, yeo., 1777. Endorsed, 15 March 1798, with Assignment to Joseph Hardcastle, and Release and Appointment, 20 May 1809, by mortgage to Joseph Hardcastle|
|D/DWm/T42||1750 (no properties mentioned), Thaxted and Henham|
|D/F35/1/18||1808-1810 Valuer's notebook Farms at Lt. Bardfield, Finchingfield, Sawbridgeworth [co. Herts] and Widdington; Hall Farm, Ashdon and notice of stock to be sold by auction; Cloptons and Puddlewort Farms in Saffron Walden and Ashdon, including improvements, 1807-8, and crop details, 1804-8; farm on Prison Green, Broxted and Henham, including details of poor rate and land tax, 1807-8, Broxted and Henham; rough list of nominal charges on probates of wills (at front of book)|
|D/NC 36/5 1895-1908||Account book [index] Inc. minutes church meeting, 1897, and trustees' meeting, 1898; and undated list trustees and extracts from from will of Edward Sandford|
|D/NC 83/11/1||United Reformed Church, Henham 1949-1973 1 vol. Register of marriages ('No. 1′) of the Independent Chapel (from [5 October 1972] the United Reformed Church), Henham,.] Closed by direction of the Registrar General, 17 October 1978, 'in consequence of the … church … having ceased to be used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was certified|
|Q/SR 237/24,25||1622 Jury list and presentment for the Hundreds of Dunmow Uttlesford. Preshwell and Clavering. Rob. Borrowe of wenden miler for that he holdeth a mill in newport by the which he "penneth" the water so high that the highway is os annoyed with water that his majesty;s subjects can scarce pass without daner. Hich Burrs of Pleshey yeoman for that he carrieth out his dung in his yard and layeth he same in the highway there. The same for keeping a mongrel bitch in Pleshey where he now dwelleth, unmuzzled, which hath aften bitten divers persons, he having notice hereof and will not reform the same. Shellow Bridge in sellow between "Birds Greene hamlett" and sheller bowels for being broken, but who should repair it they know not. Wm. Allen of High Easter husbandman, for making his kitchen a tenement and in the same he hath placed an inmate (one Cso. Arther and him wife). Lawr. quilter wheelwright of the same for building a tenement or Cottage in his yard and into the same hath taken and inmate (one kynge). Ste. Chanler and his wife of Henham shopkeeper or seller of small wares for that he hath not come to church in the space of six month (last past). Rob. Smith, Winifred his wife, Elizabeth wife of Richard Jenings gentleman Eliz, wife of Anthony Jeninge gent., eliz. Cranishe widow, Mary wife of John Jerman, elis, wife of John Denis, and Joan Godfreye all of Dunmow, for not coming to church by the space of six months. (Old).|
|Q/SR 245/27,28||1624 Jury list and presentment for the Hundreds Dunmow, Uttlesford, Freshwell and Clavering Jury list and presentment for the Hundreds of Dunmow, Uttlesford, Freshwell and Clavering Nicholas Burr of Pleshey, husbandman for that he (holdeth certain lands called "the pleashes' in Pleshey) and hath not set two sufficient posts and one sufficient rail at a bridge called "Poore bridge" there (which he ought to do by reason of his tenure), and for that he hath not laid a "wholve" at the gate next the church of Pleshey and to gravel and stone it. William Whelpson of Stansted for not making a hedge against William Tilers yard. Henry Dowse of Newport, for keeping an alehouse without licence and that he hath heretofore been presented and yet doth continue it. A way in Chrishall called "Chissell lane", the name of him who holds the ground is Master Richard Jeames (of Manuden) gentleman, we present him for the ditch and the parish for the lane.Francis Turner (of Henham, husbandman) for a newly built cottage against the statute and a stranger placed therein who is like to be very chargeable. "Shello Bridge" in "Turrells hall Hamlet" in the parish of Willingale (Doe struck through) belonging to Shellow, it is a market way on the road and lieth very dangerously and if it be not amended before the winter it will be in hazard of men's lives. John Edwicke and James Draper, both of Great Dunmow, for keeping an alehouse without licence. Great Dunmow - the names of all the popish recusants - Robert Smith weaver, Richard Jennings gentleman, Anthony Jennings gentleman, his son, Elizabeth, wife of Richard Jennings gentleman, Elizabeth Cranish, Winifred wife of Robert Smith, weaver, Elizabeth, wife of John Denis, carpenter, Mary wife of John Jerman carpenter, Joan Godfrey, Elizabeth, wife of Anthony Jennings, Elizabeth Watsone servant to Mr. Jennings, Matthew Cranish a sojourner with Mr. Jennings, Sarah Garrald (spinster) lately revolted and refuseth to communicate neither did she communicate at Easter last (refusing all to come to church for three months last past).|
|T/B 345/1||1700 -1729 Copies of deeds and letters with transcripts relating chiefly to the Henham Estate Includes letter Samuel Smith, Vicar of Henham, to Richard Harrison, Steward the Manor, concerning abuses in the Henham Courts 1728, letter from Samuel Feake to Richard Harrison confirming writer's purchase of the Henham estate "without Broom Farm" 1729, copy of the will of George Dennis of Henham, dated 8 June 1733 [no registered copy in E.R.O.]. For calendar of deeds of Henham Estate, see T/B 285/1|
|T/B 345/2 1662- 1729||Microfilm of deeds of Henham properties Messuages copyhold of the manor Henham Hall, note on will of Thomas Measant of Henham (died 6 November 1660; proved April 8th. 1662), drafts of roll recording courts baron of Henham Hall 1725, 2 letters of Richard Harrison steward of manor, and 1 of Samuel Smith, vicar of Henham, relating to estate, 1729|
|T/P 111/1||1530-1907 Notes and transcripts for the history of the parish of Henham from: (i) documents in the Essex Record office, including Archdeaconry Visitation and Act Books, 1633-1708, notes on field names from D/DB T618-621, transcript of D/DQi 126, alehouse recognizances, 1769-1763 (ii) public records, mostly printed, and other sources - transcript of survey of Henham, 1530 (P.R.O., L.R. 2/214 ff. 365-366), court rolls 15171-4 (see also T/A 116), brief extracts from parish registers re clergy, and notes thereon from act books of Bishops of Rochester and St. Albans, 1847-1907; printed sources include will of Thurston, from D. Whitelock, Anglo-Saxon Wills , 1930, pp. 84-84.|
|T618-621||Transcript of D/DQi 126, alehouse recognizances, 1769-1763
(ii) public records, mostly printed, and other sources - transcript of survey of HENHAM, 1530 (P.R.O., L.R. 2/214 ff. 365-366), court rolls 15171-4 (see also T/A 116), brief extracts from parish registers re clergy, and notes thereon from act books of Bishops of Rochester and St. Albans, 1847-1907; printed sources include will of Thurston, from D. Whitelock, Anglo-Saxon Wills , 1930, pp. 84-84.