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                                                                                                                                             U1045/176
[1]     10 June 1734.    Lord of Manor – Robert MOORE.   Steward – George SINNOTT.

Homage  -  Stephen ATKINS, Edmund HAMMOND the elder, Wm. BRISLEY.

Copyholder surrendering - Alexander BEALE of Hale Place, Loose, heir of Richard BEALE, 
                                         of Hamburg, merchant. Rent 8/-
                                                                                                                                                .[246]

Family as follows.                               Tree Richard BEALE
   from Court roll 1690                                             l
                                                                            l                                       
                                                  l                                                                l
   of Hale Place, Loose ->  Richard BEALE                                       Alexandar BEALE of Barbados
                                                  l                                                                 l
                                                  l                                                                 l                         
   wife Susanne ->             Richard BEALE  obit 1702                   l                                            l
                                               of Hamburg (1)                     Alexander                               Richard  (2)
                                                                                                                                       obit 1706
                                                                                                l
                                                                                          Alexander  (3)
                                                                                          of Hale Place
Succession in order (1), (2) and (3) 

Surrender to Richard GREENHILL of Ashford, tanner, who returned it immediately to Alexander BEALE and then surrendered to John QUESTED.

Description. - 5½ acres of meadowland, called Challmead
      abutting   east & south to other land of Richard Beale, [245]
                     west & south to Hempstead Mead, [320]
                     north & east to lands of Parish of Ashford. [2]

Occupiers  –  formerly Widow COURT since John HANDFIELD and now John GEREY (GEREE) ELWICK.

[Previous Court 1722, next Court 1 April 1762].

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[2]     16 October 1734.    Lord & Steward as before.

Homage – John FFRIEND, John SCOTT, Richard ROBSON and John WIMBLE.

Record of proposed disposal by Will 24 October 1717 cited (George SAYER steward?).
William STANLEY by Will dated 7 February 1733 left property to all his children equally.
My loveing Phebe and Friend John ADCOCK, exors. 
Left 4 daughters. Mary (aged 18 years), Anne (13 years), Phebe (11 years), Elizabeth (3 years).

Surrender by William STENLEY, dec’d, of Ashford, baker of garden 32 feet by 30 feet, with building , now stable.

Abuttals north – late John HANDFIELD. [235]
             west – garden of Richard RABSON, [255]
             south – Churchfield,
             east – garden late Thomas FITCH.
Rent 6d.                                                                                                                                         [110].

Daughters being under age on admittance as copyholders, fine of moiety of rent paid by Phebe STANLEY and John ADCOCK, exors.

[previous Court 24 Oct. 1717, next Court 4 May 1759].

At same Court. Thomas NEWTON of Ashford, joyner, and wife Mary surrendered messuage of one shop, one cellar, one kitchen, two chambers & two garrets, with land, enclosed with poles and railing from the south part of the said messuage abutting [159].
             East – to Church Lane,  
             South – way to church, 
             North – High Street, 
             West -  [234]
in own occupation. Rent 3/-.

                                                                            [159]. Previous court 21 Mar 1719, next 20 Mar 1759].


To John USHER of Bethersden, but surrender to be void if NEWTON pays USHER before 16 April next [1735].

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[3]     9 April 1735.    Lord & Steward as before.                                                                      U1045/M6

Homage - Richard GREENHILL, John FFRIEND, John SCOTT, John [WIMBLE?] & Richard RABSON.

Record of proposed disposal by Will at Court Baron 21 March 1714 cited.

Will of John THORPE dated 16 January 1719. All lands, except Woodlands to wife Mary for life, and then to sons John and Thomas.

Surrender by John THORPE, formerly of Ashford, late London, apothecary, deceased.

(1). of one parcel of land from east part 4 Rodds & 7ft (73 ft)
                                   from south part 4 Rodds & 6ft (72 ft), 
                                   from west 5 Rodds & 2ft ((84½ ft), 
                                   and  north 3 Rodds & 5ft (54½ ft).
Abuttals – east to lands of heirs of John WOODLAND [349]
                south to lands of Vicar of Ashford, 
                west to lands formerly Thomas REDFIELDS late heir William WORSLEY [101A]
                north to customary way.  
Rent 8d.                                                                                                                                    [348].

(2). land with building 34ft by 34ft.
Abuttals – north to messuage late Daniel MURTON [155], 
                east to land of heirs of John WOODLAND [156]
                south to customary way, 
                west to land late heirs of Thomas POPE [154]
Rent 4d                                                                                                                                     [224].
         [?later becomes site of Congregational Chapel. See Court 18 April 1750 & 17 April 1754) [224].


(3). messuage 40ft by 26ft 7in.
Abuttals – north to tenement late Thomas FFAIRBEARD [20]
                west to messuage late William ANDREWS [101]
Rent 1/5d.                                                                                                                                  [154].

(4). land 39ft by 14ft.
Abuttals – north to lands William POPE, 
                West to lands of heirs of William WORSLEY, 
                south to common way, 
                east to lands of heirs of William WORSLEY.
Rent 1d.                                                                                                                                    [155].

(5). land from west to east
                on north 20ft, 
                on south 37ft 3 in, 
                north to south – on east 65ft 1in.

Abuttals – north to common gutter, 
                south to St John’s Lane, west to land of John THORPE [155]
                east to land of Ann BROWNE, widow [347]
Rent 4½d.                                                                                                                                 [156].

All lately Thomas, brother of John THORPE.

John Thorpe, surviving brother, living at Wapping, Middx. admitted.

Surrender then made to use of persons named in Will of John THORPE.

[Previous Court 21 March 1714?, next Court 23 October 1751 [154-6]. 
                                                next Court 18 April 1750 to WATERMAN [224]
                                                next Court 18 April 1750 to YOUNG [348].

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[4]     15 October 1735. Lord and Steward as before.

Homage – Richard GREENHILL, Richard RABSON, William BRISLEY, John LAMKIN and John WIMBLE.

To the Court came John TOKE of Godinton and John SCOTT, butcher of Ashford, and Mary his wife to surrender property as follows.

(1). One piece of land, occupied by John SCOTT. 
            abutting to east to lands of Simon EVERDEN [124] 90 ft 7 in.
                            South to lands of Vicar of Ashford 30 ft 11 in.
                            West to lands of John PARKER [170c] 87 ft 5 in.
                            North to lands of John PARKER [170c] 38 ft 6 in.                                              [182].

(2) Butcher’s shop 7 ft by 12½ ft, occupied by John SCOTT 
            abutting to west to butcher’s shop formerly Edward NOWER [256].
                            East to butcher’s shop formerly Edward NOWER.
                            North to King’s Highway.
                            South to common way to Church.                                                                    [183].

(3). Butcher’s shop near Market 17½ ft by 7½ ft 
            abutting to north to lane.
                            South to Waste of Lord of Manor.
                            East to footway and waste.
                            West to butcher’s hop late Susan FFUSS [61].                                                [184].

[By Indenture 3 May 1735 on Court Roll for October 1755, shops (2) occupied by Pricilla BIGG and (3) Edward BIGG.

[Previous Court …………… next Court 24 October 1755].

(4). One Shop, formerly two, 24 ft by 7 ft, occupied by John SCOTT 
              abutting to west to shop of Daniel CUCKOW.
                              East to shop of Lord of Manor.
                              South to footway.
                              North to King’s Highway.                                                                              [185].


(5). Messuage and garden 7 perches 13 ft (= 128½ ft)  by 1 perch 15 ft (= 31½ ft) at one end 
                      and 1 perch 12 ft (= 28½ ft) at other.  Occupied by Richard TERRY and … LUCKHURST 
          abutting to east to garden formerly Thomas HALL [70 & 218].
                          West to garden formerly Robert COOPER.
                          South to lands of Lord of Manor.
                          North to Churchyard. 

All to the use of Anne WADE of Ashford, spinster, but surrender to be void if £102.10.0. is paid by SCOTT to WADE by 3rd November next [i.e. within less than 3 weeks].

[Previous Court ….. Next Court (70 and 218)    20 October 1747. 
                             Next Court (182-185)         24 October 1755.

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[5]     2nd January 1735/6. Lord and Steward as before.

Homage. Richard RABSON, John WIMBLE and John LAMKIN.

Came Richard GREENHILL, tanner and John AVERY, saddler, who surrendered to the use of James COUTTS of Ashford, barber and Elizabeth his wife, for their lives and the life of the longer liver of them, and then to the uses according to the last Will of Elizabeth.

Property – one shop and one cellar under and one chamber over, called the ‘lage’ in length 16 ft and breadth 13 ft, 
               abutting east to lands formerly Henry GIBBS [256?].
                           South to lands late Margaret SNOADS [145].
                           West to King’s Highway.
                           North to King’s Highway.
Rent 10/-.                                                                                                                                 [64]

now occupied by John AVERY and ……. (blank in roll). .

Also one chimney 10 ft long by 4 ft, 
             abutting north to shop of James COUTT called the lage [64].
                          South and west to shop late Margaret SNOADs. [145].
                          East to shop late Henry GIBBS [256]
Rent 2d.                                                                                                                                    [65].

Also garden and stable theron containing in length from the south part from the garden late John HORTONs, 54 ft and in breadth from the east part from the garden of the heirs of John PULLEY and to another garden, late Thomas FFIDGE, 34 ft, and also a certain lane and way to the said garden from the Churchyard of Ashford, in length 58½ ft and breadth from the north part next to the Churchyard, 4 ft, and from the south part of the lane 5¾ ft, together with a reasonable way beginning from a lane leading to Hempstead and beyond the lands called Churchfield.
Rent 4d.                                                                                                                                   [66].

Previous Court 17 October 1733. Next Court 20 October 1736.

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[6]     20 October 1736.    Same Lord and Steward,

Homage. William WHITFIELD, Richard RABSON, William SPRATT and John WIMBLE.

Came - Thomas MOORE of Ashford, butcher, to surrender lands to the uses of such persons named in his Will.

Description. Land, with messuage or tenement, in length 5¾ rodds and from one side 5¾ rodds and ½ rodd, and from the other side in breadth 4¾ rodds.
            abutting south to King’s highway.
                        East, west and north to lands of Richard GREENHILL occupied by Thomas Moore.
Rent 4d.                                                                                                                                   [321]
[Previous Court … Next Court 13 November 1740].


Also came Elizabeth COUTTS, wife of James, to surrender property occupied by James COUTTS to the use of persons named in Will of Elizabeth COUTTS.

Property described identical with that in Court 2 January 1735/6.
                                                                                                                                               [64-66]
[Next Court 8 January 1749].

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[7]     26 May 1737    Same Lord and steward

Homage - Stephen ATKINES & John WIMBLE

It was found by the homage that John WHITCOMB, late of Ashford, gent., dec'd, held the following:-

one messuage & garden, in length from the north part 13 1/2 perch, from the south part 12 1/2 perch,
from the east part 6 perch & 7ft., and from the west 7 perch and 3ft.
abutting -
                          east to gardens of Mary SMITH, widow
                          south to lands late of John WHITCOMB [113]
                          west to mess. & garden late William CLARKE [233]
                          North to King's highway

Occupied by John DINE, gent..                                                                                                   [112]


also- two pieces of land containing 3 acres & 1/2 rood, where a barn & malthouse formerly stood
abutting -
                          east to the river
                          north to lands late William CLARKE, & to lands late John WHITCOMB
                             & to land formerly heirs of Joseph OSBORNE [above]
                          south to lands of George SYNNOTT
                          west to King's highway & to lands late William CLARKE [231]

Occupied by John HORTON              Rent 4/6d                                                                           [113]


John WHITCOMB surrended at Court 17 May 1729 to uses of persons in his will dated 9 June 1735.
Property to nephew Thomas WHITCOMB or in default to Peter PARHAM

Thos. WHITCOMB comes and is admitted on death of John WHITCOMB.

[Pres. Court 17 May 1729. Next Court 13 Apl. 1748]

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[8]     6 July 1737 Same Lord & Steward

Homage - Wm. WHITFIELD , John FFRENCH & John WIMBLE

Comes Edward HOBBS of Dover, cordwainer, & Thos. HOBBS of Dover, barber, having attained the age of 21.

(1) One butcher's shop where a messuage now built in Market length 13' 10" breadth 14' 4" abutting   [114]
                          east to tenement of Mary HILLS, widow [168]
                          west to shop of heirs of James BATE, gent, now occupied by [115]
                          Diana RATH, widow, & Katherine WIGHTWICK Rent 3/8d [114]

(2) Shop where messuage now built in Butchery Row length 11' 6 1/2", breadth 7' 4" abutting
                          east to shop late Edward HYDER & Win ASHMAN [114] 
                          west to shop late Robert COWTON [331]                           Rent 1/-                    [115]

(3) Land with buildings,
              abutting north to common gutter and
                          south to St. John's Lane, west to lands Anne BROWNE, widow [347]
                          and east to land of Jeremiah FFOWLE [137]
                          from west to east - by north 23' by south 18' 10"
                          north to south - by west 76' 8" by east 86' 8"

Occupied by Thos. VINTER                Rent 4 1/2d                                                                       [136]

(4) Mess. in Butchery Row 33' 4" long 12'5" in breadth abutting
                          east to messuage late heir of John PARKER [182?]
                          west to Butchery Lane
                          north to shop late Mary ASHMAN, widow [114] 
                          south to Common Lane

Occupied by --HIDES (should be HYDER?)           Rent 4/8d                                                         [330]

[Prev. court . Next entries in this Court]

(5) land with messuage length from east to west 12' & breadth from east to 5' 
             abutting east to premises late butcher's shop of Samuel CAIESTER [115]
                          west to premises late Lord pf Manor
                          south to Saml. CAIESTER [330]

Occupier - not quoted               Rent 1/-                                                                                    [331]


Edward & Thos. HOBBS admitted
[Previous Court    ---                                  Next entries below]


At the same court


came Edward HOBBS, cordwainer, of Dover & Mary, his wife, and Thos HOBBS

All the premises above except no. 3 surrendered to the use of Bridget HOBBS of Dover, spinster, sister of Edward & Thomas.
                                                                                                                             [114-115, 330-331]

[ above.        Next court 6.Nov. 1766]

At the same
court

came Edward HOBBS, Mary his wife & Thos HOBBS.

Premises as No. 3 above surrendered to use of John BUSHELL, grocers                                      [136]

Afterwards John BUSHELL surrendered to persons named in his will.

[above.            Next court 15 Apl. 1757]

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[9]   20 October 1737 Same Lord & Steward

Homage William WHITFIELD, John FFRIEND, William SPRATT & John BUSHELL

Came Edward BRENT of St. Olave's, Southwark, line maker, to surrender to Francis WILLISS of Ashford, linnen draper.

One messuage in two dwellings. Breadth at north end 18' 2" and at east end 24'                              [234]
abutting
                          east to mess. of Thos. NEWTON [159]
                          west to mess. of James LAKE [296]
                          north to Butchery Lane
                          south to lane to Parish Church

together with one piece of land enclosed with pails & rails from the south paid of the said messuage. 

                                                                                                       Rent 7/8d                           [234]

Also land with stable now erected - length from the west part 51' 3" and from east part 50', in breadth from the north part ? 31' 101/4", and from the south part 32' 8" 
abutting
                          *south to way called Barden Way from churchyard to Churchfield Lane
                          *east to messuage & land formerly Thomas FFIDGE [        ]
                          * west to lands formerly Robert COOPER [255]   (see 3 A?? 1771)
                          north to Churchyard 
                                                                                                     Rent 3d.                             [235]


Afterwards surrended by Francis WILLIS to persons named in his will

*query: should read east, south,west? see Apl.1771

[Prev. court Next court 18 Oct. 1758]

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[10]     16 November 1737 Same Lord & Steward

Homage - John FFRIEND, James COUTTS & Richard ROBSON

Came John HILLS of Canterbury, butcher, desiring to be admitted to the reversion expectant of the death of his mother, Mary HILLS of Ashford, widow.

(1) Land near Smith's forge, of Mary HILLS. Length 38' abutting east to King's Highway.
                          west & south lands late heirs of Edith VINALL, widow.
                          north & west to Smith's forge. [301] 

now occupied by James BALDOCK                                   rent 4d.                                               [302]

(2) Land breadth 10", length 12' on which cellar 12' long lately made, part of the foundation of house of Mary HILLS, near to the lane from Ashford to Kingsnorth.

Occupied by James BALDOCK.                                                    rent 1d.                                  [303]

(3) Land, length 18', breadth 2' 4" toward the north and 20" toward the south abutting
                          west - to lands of Phoebe SUDELL, widow [62' 3"]
                          south - to mess. late of Thomas MORRIS
                          east & north to King's Highway
                                                                                                  rent 4d.                                [304]

(4) 3 pieces of land adjoining
     (a)                 west to butcher's shop
                          north to common way
                          east to mess. of John PARKER
                          south to another piece of land                                                                         [170A]

     (b) upon part of which a kitchen is built . Width 15' length 16' abutting
                          north - to messuage late John PARKER [168]
                          east - to messuage late George EVERNDEN [122] 
                          south - lands late John PARKER
                          west - butcher's shop
                                                                                                                                             [170B]

      (c) abutts      
                          east to garden of late George EVERNDEN
                          south to lands of Vicar 
                          west to churchyard
                          north to lands of J. PARKER                              Rent 6/2 1/2d.                       [170C]

John HILLS admitted.


At the same court
came Mary HILLS, widow, John HILLS of Canterbury, butcher, & Sarah his wife, surrendered to the use of Anne APSLEY of Ashford, widow, land as at (1), (2) & (3) above.


At the same court

came Mary HILLS etc., surrendered to use of Stephen ATKINS of Ashford, carpenter, the 3 pieces of land as in (4) above, on condition that if £10/10/- paid by HILLS to ATKINS before 17 November next, surrender to be void.

[Prev, court .             Next court 170A, B & C 16 Feb. 1740/1]
                                                302 - 304      24 Oct. 1739]

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[11]     5 April 1738 Same Lord and Steward

Homage - Ffrancis WILLIS, Wm. WHITFEILD gent., John WIMBLE

Found that Abraham FLINT, brazier at Ashford, dec'd, held at rent of 10d. land breadth from south 20 1/2ft, and from north 16 ft, length 6 perch and 4 ft., abutting [103 ft.]
                          east - to lands late Simon GILBERT [339]
                          south & west - to lands late Simon EVERNDEN [119, 122/4]
                          north to messuage of Abraham FLINT [116]

now occupied by Samuel FLINT                                                                                                  [118]

also land 32ft. length 22 1/2ft breadth inclosed with pales & railed, being part of a piece of land late orchard, now garden, late Mary EVERNDEN, widow, abutting
                          east - to lands of Wm. WHITFEILD, gent [339]
                          south - to lands of College of Ashford
                          west - lands of John SCOTT
                          north - lands of Abraham FLINT [118] 
                                                                                                   Rent 2 1/2d.                           [119]


Premises were surrendered by Abraham FLINT to use of persons named in his will 
at Court 23 October 1722 [prev. court]


By will 1 Sept. 1737 he left his messuage in his own occupation and 7 mess. or tenements on Gravel Pit Lane occupied by Thomas BUTLER, John MARCKNEY, Elizabeth GUY,spinster, Elizabeth TAYLOR, widow ,  FFAULKNER, widow BIGG & William WHATMAN, to his eldest son Samuel FLINT.

Abraham FLINT, now dead, and Samuel admitted.
                          [bur. 4 Jan. 1737/8]
Afterwards Samuel FLINT surrendered to the uses of persons named in his will

[Next Court 20 Aug. 1761]

[see 2 High Street etc.]

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[12]     13 August 1739 Same Lord & Steward

Homage John FFRIEND, Richard ROBSON, John BUSHELL, & John WIMBLE

Found that Martha ANDREWS, late of Boughton Aluph, widow, dec'd, held for life by the will of Ffrances APSLEY, late wife of Arthur APSLEY of Ashford

land on which messuage formerly stood, from the west part adjoining Ashford Street near the Fish Market, breadth from east 28ft., length 44ft., and in breadth from west 20 ft.

occupied William TOOKEY                                                          Rent 4/-                                   [293]


Martha ANDREWS now dead, and property now belongs to Martha ANDREWS of Ashford, spinster, daughter of Martha ANDREWS, for life.

Martha ANDREWS admitted.
                                                                                                                                               [293]

[Prev. court           Next court 14 Oct. 1739]

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[13]   13 August 1739 same Lord & Steward

Homage Stephen ATKINES, Wm. SPRATT, Beane SINNOTT

found that John HANDFIELD, late of Ashford, woollen draper, dec'd, held land called Bull Garden 1 1/2 rood formerly orchard adjoining to Inn called Pide Bull, abutting
                          west - to land of Mattkins RUTTON, gent [282]
                          south - to lane in Churchfield
                          east - to messuage late Richard GREENHILLS
                          north - to Barne & Yarde of Pide Bull

occupied by John JOHNSON & William MERCER
                          [bur. 5 Oct. 1725]
John HANDFIELD is now dead, and had 2 sons Thomas & John, but Thomas now dead without issue
                          [bur. 18 May 1727]
John HANDFIELD [son] as heir, now admitted.                                                                           [40 & 75]

At same court

John HANDFIELD surrendered to Thomas MERCER, gent. of Maidstone.

At same court

Thomas Mercer surrendered to use of persons named in his will.

[Prev court                Next Court 18 Oct. 1758]

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[14]     24 October 1739 Same Lord & Steward

Homage - Ffrancis WILLIS, Samuel FFLINT, William GARHAM, John WIMBLE

appears that Martha ANDREWS, spinster of Ashford, dec'd, held land -- as at Court on 25 April 1739
                                                                                                             [should be 13 Aug. 1739]

Property to Thomas APSLEY, late of Ashford, woollen draper by the will of Ffrances APSLEY. Thomas APSLEY, dec'd, left 2 sons, John & Thomas APSLEY, who are admitted.

At the same court comes John APSLEY of Egerton, clerk, to surrender to Thomas APSLEY of Ashford, woollen draper.

Afterwards Thomas APSLEY surrendered to uses of the persons named in his will.                         [293]
[Prev. court 13 Aug 1739. Next court 16 Oct 1754]

At the same court came Anne APSLEY,widow, to surrender to the use of John APSLEY of Egerton, clerk.

lands as nos. (1), (2) & (3) at Court 16 November 1737                                                                 [302 - 4]

[Next court 2 May 1776] Prev court (above)

Afterwards John APSLEY surrendered to uses of the persons named in his will.


At the same court [prev. court 23 Oct. 1722,next Court 4 May 1759] 
appears that William CUCKOW of Wye ,Kent , maltster, dec'd, held land called Tilton, abutting [32]
                          east & north - to land of Thomazine SUTTON [74]
                          west & south - to lands formerly John POPE

Wm. CUCKOW surrendered to use of persons named in his will at Court23 October 1722, and by his will dated 14. Dec. 1738 left property to brother in law George BACK... 3 mess. in Ashford, occupied by John DUNK, Richard LEWIS, and John KNOWLDEN. CUCKOW now dead                                                             [32]

Geo. BACK admitted and afterwards surrendered to use of persons named in will.

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[15]     9 April 1740 same Lord & Homage

Homage - Samuel FLINT, John FFRIEND,Thomas APSLEY, Ffrancis WILLIS, John WIMBLE

Appeared that Edmund HAMMOND, late of Ashford, cordwainer, dec'd, held

land 60ft by 25ft with messuage lately built 60ft. on east part , and 60ft on west part. Rent 3d.
                                                                                                                                               [207]
also - half well & washhouse 11 1/2 ft. x 10 1/2ft formerly part of road.
also - land, 16 perches, formerly Robert HALLS, abutting
east - to footway from Churchyard to Beever
south - to lands late Robert TRITTON         [18 ]
west - to lands heirs of William SHARPE   [ 40 ]
north - to lands formerly Robert RADNOR

occupied by William BUSHER


also 2 messuages & 1 piece of land abutting
                          east - to lands of Richard GREENHILL
                          west - lane from Churchfield 
                          north - to Churchyard
                          south - to lands [Richard GREENHILL? / Andrew PARSONS]       Rent 1/-            [ 208 ]

occupied by John SAMPSON


Edmund HAMMOND surrendered to uses of persons named in his will at Court on 27 July 1737. By his will 
date 8 May 1738 left property to his loving wife.

Mary HAMMOND [ presumably widow] admitted.
Afterwards Mary surrendered to uses of persons named in her will.

[next court 20 Oct. 1746]

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[16]     13 Nov. 1740 Same Lord & Steward

Homage - William GARHAM, Ffrancis WILLIS, James COUTTS
                                                                                              [Moore (see 1736)]
Came Richard GREENHILL, tanner, of Ashford & Thos. MOORE of Ashford, butcher & Mary, his wife.

Surrender to Jane BIGG of Ashford, spinster

Land, with mess. length 5 3/4 roods on one side and 5 3/4 & half a rood on other, breadth 4 3/4 roods.
              abutting south to King's Highway
                          east, west & north to landsof Richard GREENHILL

occupied by Thos. MOORE             Rent 4d.                                                                               [321]


Granted to Jane BIGG but to be void if £150 - 5 - 0 paid by MOORE by 14 May next

[prev. court 20 Oct. 1736 Next court 13 Apl. 1748]

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[17]     8 December 1740 Same Lord & Steward

Homage - Richard GREENHILL, John FFRIEND, John BUSHELL, Francis WILLIS

came Sarah YOUNG of Ashford, widow, to surrender to Stephen GREENHILL, of Ashford, clerk.

land 1/2 rood & 5 perch [i.e. 25 perch]
           abutting - west to land of Thos. Curtis, gent.
                          north to back home
                          east to lands of Stephen ATKINES
                          south to lands of Stephen GREENHILL held in free soccage & lands of George BACK

occupied by Sarah YOUNG.              Rent 2d.                                                                              [147]

Granted to Stephen GREENHILL, who afterwards surrendered to use of persons named in his will.

[prev. court                           next court 17 Oct. 1777]


NOTICE by John HILLS, late of Canterbury, now of London, butcher, that he appoints Francis WHITFIELD of Ashford, gent. and Wm. SPRATT, woollen draper, his friends, to be his attorney in relation to 3 pieces of land that Mary HILLS, John HILLS & Mary, his wife, surrendered at court 16 Nov 1737 [q.v. item 4] to be void if £10 - 10 - 0 not paid
                                                                                                                                                [170A - C]

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[18]     16 February 1740/1 Same Lord & Steward.

Homage Ffrancis WILLIS, Thos. NEWTON

Came Francis WHITFIELD (for John HILLS) & Mary HILLS and surrendered 3 pieces of land to Stephen ATKINES.

(1) land with shop built thereon, occ. William LAKE
              abutting west to shop (formerly butchers) occ. Wm. LAKE
                          north to common way
                          east to butcher's shop occ. John KITE
                          south to common street                                                                                   [170A]

(2) land (on which part of kitchen built) 16' x 15'
             abutting north to mess. of Stephen ATKINES
                          east to mess. Thos. CROUCH
                          south to lands of Stephen ATKINES
                          west to mess. formerly butcher's shop [occ. Diana RATT, widow - -i.e. land
                                                                                                                                                 [170B]

(3) abutting east to garden of Thos. CROUCH
                          south to lands of Vicar
                          west to Churchyard
                          north to lands of Stephen ATKINES
occ. John JOHNSON , John KITE & Wm. LAKE                                                                           [170C]

Stephen ATKINES admitted.

[prev. court 16 Nov. 1737    Next court 23 Oct. 1745]

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