Ashford Manor and
other property - Index - Introduction
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The basis of this index is a Rental of the
Manors of Ashford and Licktop, not dated but compiled about 1773. This is held in the Centre for
Kentish Studies (C.K.S.), at Maidstone, references U1045 M24 and U55 M90
This was the working document, the basis of the collection of
the quit rents payable by the Manor tenants to the Lord. For that reason the
rental is compiled in alphabetical order of the tenants names, with different
properties across the Manor being given together, so that (in 1773 at least)
the total due from each tenant could be found easily. For each property the
name and often the occupation or trade of the tenant and any sub-tenants is
given, not only at the date of the entry, but in most cases the same details
for previous tenants.
Entries in this rental were made of the recto side of the page,
and continued to be used throughout the following century, new tenants and
other changes being recorded on the verso side of the rental.
Each page in this index corresponds to the numbered entry in the
rental, the description of the property and the modern address (where
identified), the annual rent payable and the letter F or C for freehold or
The original entry is given, referenced as 1773 MR. Other entries in the
Rental are given, but in most cases no date can be given, since all that is
known is whether the details are before or after 1773.
Where ever possible this information has been amplified with
details from other sources. These details are referenced as –
CR - from extracts of the Court Rolls (copyhold premises)
CKS U 1045 - M6 – M 20.
EB - from a Manor Freehold Entry Book, 1677 – 95, CKS
U1045 – M64.
IN - from an indenture of the transfer of ownership
of the property, held on file by AWR.
W - from extract of a will, held by AWR.
The tracing of details in this index is as follows –
For names of owners and occupiers there is a
Name Index, giving
the property references of all persons of that name.
To trace a known property, the references can be found on the
series of maps, for parts of the Manor. The base maps are taken from the
Ordnance Survey of 1873, with an overlay sheet giving the reference number of
the property in the index. [in preparation]
Click on Reference Number (from
name index) below
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