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[53]   31 August 1751    Same Lord & Steward

Homage: Thos APSLEY & John HORTON

Eliz. WALDRON, widow, surrenders to Hy. FFRANKLIN moiety of 2 pcs. meadow called Bigger Shaffradge
& New Marsh, 18 acres, abutting: -
                           east to lands of Dr. Hy. MOORE
                           south to lands of Sir Chris. POWEL
                           south, west & north to lands of Thos. GRANT, prev. John TIDHAM
                           north to lands of Isaac RUTTON                                   Rent 6/-

also meadow called Little Brook 5 1/4 acres abutting : -
                           east & south to lands above
                           west & north to lands of Thos. GRANT, prev. John TIDHAM
                           north to lands of Isaac RUTTON
                                                                                                            Rent 1/10d             [172]
also land I rood abutting: -
                           north to Scarlet's Lane
                                                                                                            Rent 1d.                [173]

Afterwards at same court Beane SINNOTT, gent., complains against Hy. FRANKLIN & makes
   plaint in form of writ to King ' De ingressu super Desessinan in Post', & finds pledges John 
   DOE & Richd. ROE, according to custom of Manor.

Then Beane SINNOTT demands against Hy. FRANKLYN, the prems. as described, as his right,
   and in which Hy. FRANKLYN has no entry unless after Dissesien (?) which Hugh HUNT 
   unjustly made to Beane SINNOTT.

Then Hy. FRANKLYN defends his right & vouched to warranty before Eliz. WALDRON

Then Beane SINNOTT demands against Eliz. WALDRON by her warranty and declares he was
   seised {?) of moiety in the land.

then Eliz. WALDRON defends her right & vouches to warranty Josias PATTERSON and
warranty to her.

then Beane SINNOTT demands against Jos. PATTERSON

then Jos. PATTERSON pleads that Hugh HUNT did not disseise (?) Beane SINNOTT

then Beane SINNOTT asks for adjournment until 2 o'clock.

then (at 2 o'clock) Jos. PATTERSON is called but departs in contempt of court; and so Beane
   SINNOTT recovers seisin against Hy. FFRANKLIN, and is granted a writ against Officer of the Court.

then Wm. WELLER, bayliffe, returns writ, & Beane SINNOTT is admitted as tenant of the moiety
   of land.

then Beane SINNOTT surrenders to Eliz. WALDRON, who is admitted, but then surrenders to 
   John WATERMAN, who is admitted.

[ Prev. court 25 Oct. 1749 Next court 26 Oct. 1757]

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[54]   8 October 1751

Notice by John THORPE [as above] sells to Thos. GELLIBRAND for 50, lands abutting:-
                           east to mess. of THORPE called 'Bell' (also sold to GELLIBRAND)
                                                       to nty. house. 51ft. 9in.
                           west to mess. & gdn. of James DREWRY, prev. Wm. ANDREWS, occup.
                                                      Widow SNOAD. 53 ft.
                           north to mess. of John ATKINSON, grcer, prev. Thos FFAIRBEARD, occup.
                           John ATKINSON 28 ft. 9 in.
                           south to St. John's Lane. 21 ft.

Occup. John ATKINSON, & on land is woodhouse, workhouse & necessary house.
                                                                                                                                           [154]

also mess. called 'Bell', late occup. Wm. WIGHTWICK, abutting :-
                           west to mess. above 11ft.
                           east to passageway of THORPE to be sold to GELLIBRAND 14ft. 6in
                           south to meeting house -----
                           north to freehold mess. of THORPE to be sold to GELLIBRAND, I 23 ft.
                                                      late occup. Geo WIGHTWICK I                                       [155]

also land with stables etc. with way or passage from 'Bell' to St. John's Lane, abutting:-
                           east to backside of John WATERMAN,in right of wife prev. Dorothy 
                                                      BROWNE, wid. 61ft. 3in
                           west to passage 53 ft.
                           north to mess. etc of John WATERMAN 23 ft. 4 in.
                           south to St. Johns Lane 38 ft.

prev. occup. Geo. WIGHTWICK                                                                                           [156]

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[55]   23 October 1751    Same Lord & Steward

Homage: Wm. SPRATT, John HORTON, Wm. GARHAM, & Thos HAMMOND

GELLIBRAND admitted at rents of 1/5d, 1d.,& 4d. and then surrendered to persons in his will.

[prev. court 9 Apl. 1735 Next court 21 Oct. 1778]

ALSO Richard GREENHILL, tanner, & Rev. Stephen GREENHILL, two sons ofSarah HALFORD, 
                    dec'd, widow, ask to be admitted to land called Sereland, or Shereland, 6acres & one
                    pce. in corner of this land now separated by posts - Occup Thos. TRITTON abutting: -
                           north to road Ashford to Willesborough
                           east to lands of Dr. Hy. MOORE
                           west to lands of Richard GREENHILL
                           south to other lands of Sarah HALFORD

                                                                                                            Rent 10/4d
                                                                                                                                              [146]
[prev. court 18 Oct. 1745 Next court 23 Jan. 1754 


Then Stephen GREENHILL surrenders his moiety to Richard.

Then Richard GREENHILL surrenders to persons in his will.

ALSO

Wm. WELLER, Bayliife, & John BUSHELL & Thos. HAMMOND, tenants certify that on 16 April 
last [homage?] Culpeper SAVAGE, clerk, surrendered, out of court, to persons in his will.
2 pces. land 7 1/2 acres abutting: -
                           east to lands of LORD OF MANOR & lands prev. Alex. CLARE, now Wm. 
                                                      BRISSENDEN (BRISLEY ?)
                           south to lands prev. John BATE & John & Margaret BLUNDELL
                           west to land Barrow Hill/ Gore Hill
                           north to land prev. Edw. WADE now Hy. TOLLER, called Long Tilton
                                                      occup. Stephen KEMSLEY
                                                                                                                                              [74]
[ prev. court next court 23 Feb. 1754] 

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[56]   31 December 1751    Same Lord & Steward

Homage: Thos. APSLEY & John HORTON

John TIDHAM, grazier, dec'd., held lands (admitted on surrender of Edmund STEED & wife Jane)
2 pcs. called Bigger Shaffradge & New Marsh, 18 acres, abutting:-
                           east & west to lands of Sir Geo. ROOKE, prev. Sir John BAKER
                           south to land prev. John ASHERST
                           north to land of Thos.LOWER                                   Rent 12/-                     [229]

also Little Brooke, 5 1/4 acres
                           east & west to land s of ROOKE, prev. BAKER
                           south to land prev. ASHERST
                           north to lands of Thos LOWER Rent 3/8d [228]

also 1 rood to Scarlets Lane , north                                                     Rent 2d.                      [229]


By will 14 Nov. 1713 PRC17 - 82/352, lands to Thos. CULLEN, husband of Eliz. CULLEN, late my 
maidservant & kinswoman for life, then to their children & the children of Elizabeth & Richard 
BENSON of London, taylor. TIDHAM died 1714 [bur. Sep. 1715!]

At court 28 Sep. 1715, CULLEN was admitted but he died, & Elizabeth married Thos. GRANT
of Ashford, yeoman.

At court 17 May 1731 Elizabeth GRANT admitted to moiety, and then Thos. GRANT for life , and 
then to Wm. MERCHANT, son of Wm. & Mary MERCHANT of Ffrankfield, Sussex for life, and 
then to John MOCKLEY, of Ashford, husbandman.

Thos. & Eliz. GRANT & Wm. MERCHANT, all dead.

John MOCKLEY admitted to moiety, and then surrenders to persons in his will.

[prev. court 25 Oct. 1749 Next court 25 Oct. 1752]

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[57]   30 April 1752    Lord - Lord Robt. MOORE Steward - Hy. FFRANKLIN

Homage : John HORTON & Leo APSLEY

Thos. BRICE of Folkestone, hatter, only son & heir of Thos. BRICE of Ashford, dec'd, 
taylor [but.7 May 1751]
Land, abutting -
                           north - in length from east to west 3 perches, 7 1/2 ft. [57ft.] to the garden of Thos.
                           DODD, garden of George GREEN, Baptist teacher, and land of John HAWTREY, gent.
                           south - in length from east to west 1 rod, 10 1/2 ft. [27ft.] to lane called St. John's Lane.
                           west - in breadth 29 ft. from north to south to passage of George GREEN.
                           east - in breadth 26ft. 4in. to passage of Thos. DODD [91]
                                                      Late in occupation of Thos. BRICE, the father, now dec'd. 

                                                                                                            Rent 2/-

Thos. BRICE (the son) admitted, but then surrenders to Richard RABSON of Ashford, hatter, who 
then surrenders to persons named in his will.

[ prev. court next court 18 Oct. 1769 ]

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[58]   25 October 1752    same Lord & Steward

Homage: Richd. GREENHILL, Thos. APSLEY, & John WATERMAN

John MACKLEY was tenant of land, and surrendered to persons named in his will at court 20 August 1751.

By his will Eliz. MACKLEY, daughter, to have moiety of land - 
2 pieces land called Bigger Shaffradge & New Marsh, 18 acres, and Little Brooke, 5 1/4 acres, 
and 1 rood of land.
                                                                                                            Rents 6/-, 1/-, 4d [for moiety]

                                                                                                                                            [227/228/229]

Elizabeth MACKLEY admitted.

[ Prev. court 31 December 1751 Next court 26 Jan. 1774 ]

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[59]   25 April 1752 Lord Robt. MOORE & wife Lady D'ACRE

Homage: Richard GREENHILL, Wm. SPRATT, & Ffrancis WILLIS

Thos. COLE presented for not claiming to be admitted to land purchase from Culpeper SAVAGE, clerk.
[ see 23 Jan 1754] [74]

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[60]   24 October 1753     Same Lord & Steward

Homage: Leonard APSLEY, Thos. HAMMOND, Richd. RABSON.

Anne COX, widow, dec'd, was tenant of mess. formerly shop, in length 18 1/2ft. & breadth 5 1/2 ft. abutting -
                           west - to copyhold ten. of Richard & Stephen GREENHILL                             [145]
                           north - to High Street
                           south - to Butchery Lane

Property to Michael COX, of Spalding, Lincs., apothecary, her only son.
John HORTON of Ashford, maltster, his attorney, and Thos. WHITFIELD, as trustee.
Michael COX admitted,                                                                                  Rent 6/-            [256]

Michael COX then surrenders to Thos WHITFIELD as trustee for benefit of Martha ROBERTS of Ashford.

[ prev. court next court 2 Apl. 1766]

also [bur. 19 Sep. 1733]
John IRELAND of Ashford, taylor, dec'd, was tenant of land at rent                   10/8d                [211A]
Shop, now mess. & shop, length 26 ft. breadth 10 ft. abutting -
                           east - to other shop of John IRELAND [212]
                           south - to shop late Benjamin COWELL, now John LOVEDAY                      [69]
                           west & north - to Highway.
and land called Twitton, abutting -
                           north & east - to shop of heirs of Richd. RABSON
                           west & south - to other shop of John IRELAND

late occup. John IRELAND, now John IMPETT                                                                       [211B]

and -
shop in place formerly called Market, abutting -
                           west - to other shop of John IRELAND                                                       [211A]
                           east - to other shop of heirs of Richd. RABSON                                          [ 251 -4?]
                           north - to highway
                           south - to other lands of John IRELAND                                                     [212]

late occup. IRELAND now John IMPETT                                                       Rent 9d.

John IRELAND surrendered to persons named in his will 26 October 1720.
By will 12 Aug. 1729, premises - to wife Deborah IRELAND for life, and then to son John & daughter 
Margaret, but son John died soon after, intestate, [bur. 20 Apl. 1735], without issue, leaving Margaret 
and Deborah ROBINS (his sister), as heirs. Margaret IRELAND died without issue, and Deborah 
ROBINS now dec'd. [bur. 24 Sep. 1741] without having surrendered premises to persons named in her 
will [bur. 21 May 1752]. John ROBINS, only son & heir, about 16 years old, & George & John PATEY
his guardians. [bur. 22 May 1737]

George & John PATEY admitted.

[ prev. court 16 Oct. 1720 next court 9 Apl.1760 ]

[17 Oct. 1733 to wid. Deborah]

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[61]   23 January 1754    Same Lord & Steward

Homage: Geo. Geree ELWICK, Leonard APSLEY, & Thos. HAMMOND

Cites indtre. 30 July 1725 betw. (1) John QUESTED, gent., of Holy Cross, Canterbury & dau. Jane 
QUESTED (2) Richard GREENHILL , of Ashford, tanner.
Marriage settlement by which Richd. GREENHILL would surrender mess. called Wist, land, 1 acre 
& way belonging, 3 pieces land called Nether Wist, 9 acres, also moiety of land called Little Hassell 
Mead, & other land, 3 acres, and butcher's shop.

Lands surrendered at Court 29 October 1725.

land 1 acre, abuts to Wist to north, elsewhere to lands late of LORD OF MANOR, together with way 
to highway from Court Oak to Kingsnorth, and so through the lands of Lord of the Manor.

Occup. Richard GREENHILL                                                                       Rent 2/-                   [141]

land 3 pces. of 9 acres called Nether Wist abutting -
                           south & west to land of Matthias RUTTON
                           south to meadow called Goose Pitts
                           east & north to old River
                           west to Lord's river Rent                                               16/8d                          [142]

(moiety of) land called Little Hasell Mead abuts -
                           east & south to lands late of LORD OF MANOR, being part of Manor of Easture.
                                                       or Estover.
                           west to old River
                           north to lands late of heirs of Richd. OSBORNE & John MORRIS
                                                                                                            [ half - ] Rent 2/6d       [143]

[moiety] of land 3 acres abuts -
                           east to lands formerly Thos. OSBORNE, & land late of LORD OF MANOR
                           south to highway
                           north to freehold land of Richd. GREENHILL
                           west to lands of Herbert WOODWARD, dec'd.
                                                                                                            [ half - ] Rent 3/-         [144]

[moiety of] butcher's shop in Market, 26 1/2ft. in length, breadth in one part 12 1/2ft,
and in other 11 1/2ft. abuts -
                           east to mess. of Anne COX, widow
                           south & west to common Market Place
                           north to mess. of Mary COLT, widow.
Occup. John BROADFOOT                                                                 [half] rent 2/6 1/2d        [145]

[ Prev court. 17 May 1729 Next court 22 Apl. 1778 ]

Richd. GREENHILL surrendered to persons named in his will at Court 17 May 1729, and his will, 
dated 3 Aug 1745 provided for an annuity of 100 to his widow if she surrendered within 3 months 
of his death, then premises to his bro. Stephen GREENHILL, for life (by trustees Hy. FFRANKLIN 
& William ALLEN) and then to sons of Stephen GREENHILL, or remainder to daus. excepting the 
lands to which Richd. GREENHILL might become entitled on death of Margaret GREENHILL, widow, 
one of the heirs of Samuel GREENHILL, bankrupt,dec'd.

Richd. GREENHILL died [bur. 16th] August last [1753] and Jane surrendered rights 2 Oct. 1753, and 
now surrenders to Stephen GREENHILL.

Also
Richard GREENHILL & Stephen GREENHILL, two sons and devisees of Sarah HALFORD, widow, 
dec'd, was tenant (admitted at Court 23 Oct. 1751) of land
(1) land called Sereland or Shereland, 6 acres and piece at corner of that land now fenced off, 
occup Thos. TRITTON, abuts -
                           north to lane Ashford Bridge to Willesborough
                           west to lands of Rev. Dr. Hy. MOORE & wife (late LORDS of this MANOR) 
                                                      & now of Richd. GREENHILL.
                           south to lands of Sarah HALFORD                             Rent 10/4d                     [146]

[ prev. court 23 Oct. 1751 Next court 17 oct 1777 ]

Stephen GREENHILL admitted as tenant of Shereland, and then surrendered to persons named in his will.


Appointment of Attorney
Culpeper SAVAGE, clerk, surrendered 16 Apl. 1751, before Wm. WELLER, bayliffe, and John BUSHELL 
& Thos. HAMMOND, tenants (but out of court) 2 pces. land 7 1/2 acres abutting -
                           east - to land of LORD OF MANOR & late Alec. CLARE, then Wm BRISLEY
                           south - to lands formerly John BATE, then John & Margaret BLUNDELL
                           west - to lane from Barrow Hill to Gore Place
                           north - to lands late Edward WADE, then Hy. TOLLER called Tilton, then occup.
                                                      Stephen KEMSLEY
surrendered to persons named in his will. Culpeper described as 'of Eastry, late Sutton Vallance, late Ospringe'.

By will 20 Apl. 1751 lands to nephew Henry PARKER of Sandwich, surgeon, and friend Rev  John CLOUGH
of Ashford. as trustees for sale.

Geo. Geree ELWICK attorney for Henry PARKER.

Surrender to Thomas COLE of Ashford, carpenter                                                                       [74]

[ prev. court 23 Oct. 1751 Next court 20 Oct. 1779]


23 January 1754    Same Lord & Steward

Homage: Thos. HAMMOND & John LAMBIN

Henry PARKER & John CLOUGH admitted, then surrender to John COLE, who then
surrenders to persons named in his will, land as above.                            Rent 9/2d                     [74]

[ Prev court 23 Apl. 1751 Next court 20 Oct. 1779 ]

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[62]   17 April 1754    Same Lord. Deputy Steward - Josias PATTERSON, ygr.

Homage: Samuel FLINT, Thos. COLE, & Thos. DODD


John WATERMAN, grazier, surrenders to Joseph MOORE, junr., land abutting -
                           east - to land of Rev. Thos. GELLIBRAND
                           west - to other land -do.- occup. John ATKINSON
                           south to St. Johns Lane
                           north to copyhold mess. of Thos. GELLIBRAND
                           north to south, on west side 41 feet, on east side 38 feet.
                           east to west on north side 25 feet, on south side 25 feet.
                                                                                                                                              [224]
on which is erected a Meeting House for Protestant congregation of which Thos.
GELLIBRAND is pastor. Rent 4d.

Joseph MACE admitted, then surrenders to persons named in his will.
[as trustee for Independent Congregation - see indtre 18 Apl. 1754.]

[ prev court 18 Apl. 1750 Next court 29 Oct 1806 ]

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[63]   16 October 1754    Same Lord. Steward Henry FFRANKLIN

Homage: John LOVEDAY, Thos HAMMOND, Ffrancis WILLIS

Thos. APSLEY, woollen draper, surrenders to use of Isaac RUTTON, batchelor of Physick, -
one mess. & land in west part of town, adjoining Fish Market,
one east side 28 feet, length 44 feet, breadth on west side 20 feet.              Rent 4/-                     [293]

[ Prev. court 24 Oct 1739 Next court 7 Apl. 1779 ]

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[64]   2 April 1755    Same Lord & Steward

Homage: Richd. RABSON, John LAMBIN, John LOVEDAY

No presentments

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[65]   1 May 1755    Same Lord. Josias PATTERSON, deputy Steward.

Homage: George Geree ELWICK & John LOVEDAY

Henry TOLLER, of Limpsfield, Surrey, surrenders to use of Thos. APSLEY, woollen draper -
land called Long Tilton, 3 acres (heretofore said 3 acres 3 1/2 roods), late occup. Richd. BATE, 
now John LOVEDAY, abuts -
                           north to other lands Hy. TOLLER
                           west to highway Barrow Hill to Gore Hill
                           south to lands of Thos. COLE and lands of LORD OF MANOR
                           east to land below                                                        Rent 7/6d                  [24]
also: - 
lodge, waterwell & land 3 rood, 20 perch (prev. said 1 1/2 rood, 20 perch) occup. as above, abutting :
                           north & east - to other lands of Hy. TOLLER
                           south - land of LORD OF MANOR
                           west - land desc. above.                                                Rent 4d.                   [25]

with right of passage over other land of TOLLER, called Short Tilton, but Hy. TOLLER reserves right 
of occupiers of Short Tilton, and of other land, 11 acres, lately laid into Short Tilton, to use of well.

Thomas APSLEY admitted.

[ prev. court 8 Jan 1741/2 Next court 6 Apl. 1768 ]

also

Hy. TOLLER surrenders to Geo. HOOPER of Wilmington, Kent, land called Long Strake,
formerly gdn. now orchard, 1 rood.
Formerly occup. Rev. Richard BATE, then Lewis CAGE,esq., now Hy. TOLLER, abuts -
                           north - to Short Tilton
                           west - to Long Tilton
                          south - to LORD OF MANOR & freehold land purch. by HOOPER from TOLLER
                          east - to freehold gdn. of Elizabeth, widow of Edward WATERMAN
                                                    Geo. HOOPER admitted.                   Rent 6d.                       [202]

[ prev. court 8 Jan. 1741/2 Next court 29 Mar. 1755 ]

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[66]   24 October 1755       Trevor CHARLES & Hy. ROPER, Lords,   Josias PATTERSON, ygr., Deputy Steward.

Homage: John HORTON, Thos. HAMMOND, John LOVEDAY, & John LAMBIN

John TOKE, John & Margaret SCOTT, surrendered at Court Baron 15 October 1735 -
shop - to Anne WADE [in mortgage]
Default in repayment, property to Anne WADE. By her will 10 June 1736,
John FULLAGER, executor, and residuary legatee, now dec'd. Wife Anne obtained letters of administration.

Anne FULLAGER admitted, then surrenders to Francis WILLIS of Ashford, linen draper.

details of property as at Court 15 Oct. 1735 except : -
(1) abuts east - now of Thos CROUCH
                          west & north now Wm. SPRATT
                                  both occup. Elizabeth SCOTT, then Sarah SCOTT, dau. of John & Margaret.
                                                                                                            Rent 10d.                     [182]

(2) in place formerly Market, now Butchery -abuts 
                          west now to ten. of Thos. WHITFELD, as trustee for Martha ROBERTS, now or 
                                                    late occup. John BIGG, cobbler            Rent 4/-                      [184]

(3) abuts west to John LAMBIN                                                                Rent 6/4d                    [184]

(4) as before.                                                                                          Rent 8/-                      [185]

Anne FULLAGER & Hy. FFRANKLYN, surrender, and Ffrancis WILLIS admitted, 
and surrenders to persons named in his will .

[ Prev court. 15 Oct. 1735 Next court 18 Oct. 1758 ]


Peter YOUNG, surgeon & apothecary, surrenders for use of John WATERMAN, of Ashford:
land with stables, on east 4 rodds, 7 ft. [73 ft], south 4 rodds, 6 ft. [72 ft.], 
west 5 rodds, 2 ft. [ 84 1/2 ft], north 3 rodds, 5 ft. [ 54 1/2 ft.]   abuts - 
                          east to lands of John WOODLAND, then David NOAKES,dec'd. now Mary NOAKES
                          south to lands of VICAR
                          west to lands of Thos. REDFIELD, then heirs of Wm. WORSELEY,
                          now Francis DREWRY
                          north to St. John's Lane 
now occup. by Peter YOUNG                                                                  Rent 8d.

John WATERMAN admitted, then surrenders to persons in his will.

[ prev. court 18 Apl. 1750 Next Court 21 June 1779] [348]

also

Henry TOLLER, of Lympsfield, Surrey, surrenders for use of Geo. HOOPER

2 pcs. land, 7 acres & 1/2 rood, hitherto said to be 11 acres, one is known as Pound Field, and 
abuts to other piece to south east, to freehold land called Wellfield, and Highway Gore Hill to 
Barrowhill to north & west, and to land of Thos. APSLEY called Long Tilton to south west.
Late occup. John SCOTT, now Hugh RAVEN.

Other piece of land is open to Short Tilton, abuts : -
                          south & south west to Short Tilton
                          north to land called Gore Hill & Wellfield
                          north west to first piece of land desc. above
                          south west to Long Tilton

Occup. John SCOTT now Henry GOLD                                                         Rent 13/2d

Geo. HOOPER admitted.                                                                                                         [200]


also
Hy. TOLLER surrenders for the use of Geo. HOOPER land, Short Tilton - 3 acres 3 1/2 roods 
occup. John SCOTT, now Henry GOLD abuts :- 
                          east - to highway Ashford Town to Gorehill
                          north - to Gore Hill Field.
                          west to one of pcs. of land above, and Long Tilton
                          south to small pce. of land called Longstrake                    Rent 7/6d                  [201].

[ Prev court 24 Oct. 1741 Next court 29 Mar. 1758 ]

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[67]   21 April 1756    Same Lords. Josias PATTERSON, deputy Steward .

Homage : Thomas HAMMOND, John LOVEDAY, & John LAMBIN

Present death of Thos. MARSH (3rd proclamation) [bur. 19 Apl. 1749]
Thos. CROUCH & Geo. APSLEY (2nd proclamation)

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[68]   6 October 1756    Same Lords. Henry FFRANKLYN steward.

Homage as April 1756

Thos. HOOKER of St. Chart surrenders to use of Wm. AUSTEN, maltster

(1) moiety of land or backside, length 5 rodds, breadth 2 1/2 rodds, abuts :-
                          east & north to lands of LORDS OF MANOR
                          south to lands formerly Wm. CLARE, now Thos HOOKER
                          west to lands formerly Thomazin SUTTON, now Thos. COLE

Prev. occup. Wm. BRISLEY, now Stephen KEMSLEY [for moiety]            Rent 2d.                       [274]

(2) moiety of Little Tilton, 3 rodds, abuts:-
                          north & east to lands of LORD OF MANOR, & land formerly Wm. CLARE 
                                                    & now Thos. HOOKER
                          west to lands prev. Wm. JEMMETT, & now John BLUNDELL in right of his
                                                    wife Margaret, and lands of heirs of John FENNER, now Thos COLE.
                          south to mess. & lands formerly John FENNER, now Thos. COLE, to landslate heirs 
                                                    Thos. CUCKOW, now Geo. BACK, lands formerly John POPE, to lands of 
                                                   heirs of Roger AUSTEN, now Sarah SPRATT, occup. as above (1)

                                                                                                                                                [215]

Thos. HOOKER surrenders to use of Stephen KEMSLEY other moiety of both pieces as above.

Afterwards Wm. AUSTEN & Stephen KEMSLEY surrender to use of persons in their wills.

[prev. court Next court 20 August 1761]

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[69]   27 October 1756    Same Lords. Henry FFRANKLYN, steward

Homage: Thos. APSLEY, John HORTON & Richard RABSON

Edward ANDREWS of Hythe, tanner, surrenders to Edward CAPENTER of Mersham, 
yeoman, 4, formerly 3, lately 5 pieces of land,5 acres at Aldington.
                                                                                                                Rent 3/4d                [68]

Edward CARPENTER surrenders to use of persons named in his will.

[Prev. court 29 Mar. 1749 Next court 8 Nov. 1819]

also

citing Court Baron 18 April 1750, when Robt. MARSHALL of New Romney, gent.,since dec'd. surrendered -
5 pcs. land, Netherland, Southwood,Goldmead,Perilacre, & Little Mead, 28 acres, then converted to 
3 pces. called Hookwood, Further Goldmead & Nether Goldmead, abutting -
                          north - to lands formerly of LORD OF MANOR, then Dr. Henry MOORE, in right of his 
                                                    wife Dame KatherIne, called Shettfield, and to lands of Thos. 
                                                    NOWER(?), gent.,dec'd. then Dr. Isaac RUTTON, called Perilacre.
                          east - to other lands of LORD OF MANOR called Middle Acre & Bennett's Brooke.
                          south - to land formerly John ASHURST, then Thos. NOWER(?), now Isaac RUTTON.
                          west - to common river 
                                                                                                                                              [225]
Also - rowen in 5 1/2 acres called Perilacre.

prev. occupant John SHERWIN, then Thos. WATERMAN, then John WATERMAN, & now John MASCALL.

3 pcs. land called Hookwood, 28 acres, abutting -
                          north & east - to lands of Dr. Hy. MOORE, called Shettfields.
                          south - to lands of Clement COURT, formerly heir of Nicholas SAWKINS, gent., then 
                                                    Eliz. SAWKINS, widow, and lands of Wm. ANDREWS, gent., then
                                                    Robt. COURT & then Juliana CURTEIS, widow & now David LADD, and
                                                    lands presently William. PETT [?Spratt], gent., then Edward HUNTER 
                                                    & to common river.
                          west & north - to lands above, late Wm. BRETT, called Netherland & Goldmead.

prev. occupants John STROUD, then John BELL, then Geo. THATCHER.

By will, land to John MASCALL, now admitted.
                                                                                                        Rent for 5 pcs. 36/-; for 3 pcs. 44/ -

Afterwards, John MASCALL surrenders to persons in his will.                                                     [226]

[prev. court 18 Apl. 1750 Next court 18 Apl. 1770]

also

Thomas CROUCH of Ashford, carpenter, was tenant of land & building, formerly malthouse, length 44', 
breadth 12 1/2' on east, 12' on west, occup. John MASCALL & Abraham FLINT, abuts -
                          west - lands prev. heirs of Daniel GODFREY, now Ffrancis WILLIS
                          north - freehold mess. or ten. of Thos. CROUCH, formerly called Markett Place.
                          east - lands, late Abraham, now Samuel FLINT
                          south - grdn. prev. orchard of Richd. FLINT, described below.

Previously Richd. FLINT                                                                           Rent 8 1/2d                 [124]

also
land prev. orchard, now gdn. 23 perches - abuts
                          east - to land prev. Wm. WHITFELD, now Jane, his widow
                          south - to lands of College
                          west - to land prev. Daniel GODFREY, now Ffrancis WILLIS
                          north - to land late Richd. FLINT, desc. above
                                                                                                                                               [125]
Right to water from pond & of way to gate.                                                 Rent 12d.

Thos. CROUCH died without surrender, & Elizabeth, wife of Robert DAN of Wye, glazier, his only 
daughter, is now dead, as is Robt. DAN. Thos. DAN of Wye, yeoman, is first son & heir & is now 21. 
His bro. John aged 13 yrs. 

Value of lands 100 & moiety to John (50 due).

Thos DAN admitted, subject to payment to John when 21.

[prev. court 1730 next Court 25 Apl. 1764]

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[70]   15 April 1757    Same Lords. Josias PATTERSON ygr. deputy Steward.

Homage: - Thos COLE, Leo. APSLEY, Thos. HAMMOND, Wm. SPRATT, senr.

John BUSHELL, grocer, surrenders to Thos. BONNER, of Ashford, taylor & grocer, land & buildings, abuttals -
                          north - to common gutter - 23 ft.
                          south - to St. Johns Lane - 18 ft. 10"
                          west - to land prev. Anne BROWNE, widow, & now John WATERMAN in right of his 
                                                    wife Martha - 76ft. 8"
                          east - land prev. Jeremiah FFOWLE, then William WHATMAN now Anne BARRETT, 
                                                    widow - 86ft 8"
                          on north 23 ft., on south 18ft 10", on west 16'8", on east 86' 8"

occup. Justinian BUTCHER Rent 4 1/2d.

Afterwards Thos. BONNER surrenders to persons in his will.

[prev. Court 6 July 1737 Next court 14 Apl. 1773]                                                                  [136]


also
Anne BARRETT, widow, surrenders to Thos. BONNER land abutting -
                          west - length 32 1/2 ft. to land of John BUSHELL, prev. CAISTER
                          north - mess. of Anne BARRETT, breadth 8ft 11in.
                          east - lands of Geo. GREEN, prev. TAYLORS
with way into St. Johns Lane, in length 62 ft.

occup. Thos. BIGG                                                                               Rent 7d.                        [137]

[ prev. court 13 Apl. 1738 Next court 14 Apl. 1773 ]


Thos. BONNER admitted, and surrenders to persons in his will.

[entries illegible in part, but relate to admittance of Alice MACE & Grace GELLIBRAND, as heirs 
to sister Deborah CLARKE, wid. dec'd.]

Alice MACE admitted to moiety of land - in breadth 3 rods 4 1/2ft [54ft.] on north, 12 1/2ft. on south
in length 6 1/2 rods [107 3/4 ft.] on east, 6 rods 4 1/2ft. [103ft.] on west abutting -
                          north to land prev. Thos. MOORE, now heirs of Amy LILLY
                          west to highway
                          east & south to lands prev. Robt. MARTIN, gent., now Geo. Geree ELWICK.

Occup. Deborah CLARKE, wid.,dec'd. property to her sister Alice, wife of Joseph MACE.

Alice MACE admitted.                                                                                                               [231]

also
Deborah CLARKE also tenant of one third of land, Rent 6/8d, called Cherry Gdn.,field and pondfield 
adjoining 12a , 13p, abutting to -
                          west - lands of LORD OF MANOR, & of John MASCALL
                          north - lands of Parsonage
                          east - land of John WOODWARD gent., called Cowleaze
                          south - other lands - do - & lands of Richd. ATKINS                                         [232]

prev. occup. Richd. LEWIS, now Thos. MOORE

Alice MACE admitted to moiety of one third part.                                        Rent 3/4d.

also
Deborah CLARKE was tenant of third part of mess. & garden - length - on north 4 rods 7ft. [73 ft] 
south 4 rods 7 1/2ft [73 1/2 ft.] breadth - on east 6 rods 12 1/2ft. [111 1/2ft.] abutting -
                          east & south to mess. & gdn. prev. John WHITCOMB, now Geo. Geree ELWICK
                          west to mess. & gdn. of heirs of Mary SMITH & lands of heirs of Amy LILLY
                          north to Highway

Occup. by Rev. Thos. GELLIBRAND.

Alice MACE admitted.                                                                               Rent 1/2d & 1/3d       [233]

also
one third of little pce. of ground with mess. in Marsh Lane in length from north to south 39ft.
in breadth at one end 1/2ft and other 3ft. abutting to -
                          north & east land of Alice MACE & Grace GELLIBRAND ( 2 sisters of Deborah CLARKE)
                          south & west to highway.

Occup. formerly William WANSTALL, now Chas. BAKER

Grace GELLIBRAND admitted.                                                                  Rent 1d.                    [230]

[Alice, Grace & Deborah were sisters, and each owned one third. On death of Deborah, one half of 
her share went to Alice & Grace, so that they each owned a moiety (1/2)

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[71]   5 July 1757    Same Lords. Henry FFRANKLYN steward.

Homage: Thos. HAMMOND & Thos. BONNER

Alice MACE (nee CLARKE), wife of Joseph MACE, citizen & merchant taylor of London, holds one 
third of lands as above.

Surrenders to persons named in her will.

[Prev. court Next court 15 May 1782 / 18 Oct. 1782]

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[72]   26 October 1757    Same Lords & Steward

Homage: John HORTON, John LOVEDAY & Richd. RABSON

John WOODWARD, gent.,dec'd was tenant of land called Ashford Mead - 7 acres occup. 
Nicholas BOURNE ygr. of Westall, maltster abuts -
                          east - land prev. Nicholas GIBBONS, now Rev. Stephen GREENHILL
                          south - to 2 small pcs. land of Thos. HARRISON, lying between Meadow & Highway
                          west - to common river
                          north - land prev. John WOODWARD, now Nicholas BOURNE

John WOODWARD admitted at Court 4 April 1716, died 19 Sept. 1757.
By will 6 Nov. 1750, land to Nicholas BOURNE, ygr.

Nicholas BOURNE admitted, rent 1/3/4d, and surrenders to persons in his will.                            [ 77 & 94 ]

also -
2 acres land called Little Princes in Willesborough, abuts -
                          east - to land prev. Jeremiah OSBORNE, then Nicholas GIBBONS, now Geo. SAYER, Esq.,
                          south east - to other part of Little Princes , being freehold.
                          south west - to land called Orchard Ffield, now Nicholas BOURNE  prev. John WOODWARD
                          north west - to Coney Clapper ffield, now Nicholas BOURNE, prev. John WOODWARD

                                                                                                             Rent 2/-                      [ 78 & 98 ]

Nicholas BOURNE admitted, and surrenders to persons in his will.

also -
Great & Little Cowleeze, 9 acres 3 rods, 13 perch, occup. John DUNK abuts -
                          east - common river
                          south - to land prev. John NAYLER, esq., now Richd. ATKINS
                          west - to land of Alice MACE & Grace GELLIBRAND
                          north - to parsonage lands.
                                                                                                                Rent 8/-
Nicholas BOURNE admitted, & surrenders to persons in his will.
                                                                                                                                               [ 79 & 96 ]
[prev.Court 4 Apl. 1716 Next Court 18 Apl. 1770] 

ALSO
Geo. APSLEY, late of Maidstone,gent.,dec'd.,was tenant of 2 mess: in breadth to Highway, Ashford 
to Kingsnorth and malthouse of Thos. TOURNAY, late called Lords Pound Barn: towards the east - 32ft.3in.
to west - to lands of College, & lands of John TRITTON, now Mary NOKES, widow - 36ft. 6in.
to north - to St. Johns Lane 9 rodds, 14ft 6in. [163ft.]
to south - to land belonging to malthouse, prev. called Lords Pound Barn Close, & to upper end where 
Pound Barn stood 10 rodds 7in. [165ft. 7in.] formerly occup. Geo APSLEY, & Robt. ARROWES, now 
Martha SIMPSON, widow & Wm. POPE.

Geo. APSLEY died about 6 yrs. ago, without surrender, but premises to Morgan Apsley HALL, his 
 grandson, only son of Morgan HALL & Elizabeth, only child of Geo. APSLEY.

M.A.H. 21 yrs. on 4 Sep. 1757, admitted, and then surrenders to persons in his will .

                                                                                                              Rent 7d                     [244]

[ Prev. court Next court 6 Apl. 1768] 


also
cites Court 17 Oct. 1701 when William MANLOVE of London, gent., surrendered to persons in his will -
one pcl. land 1 1/2 acres in Bybrook Mead, abuts -
                          north - land Ellis REYNOLDS, widow, then Ann PHISENT, now Walter JOBBER, 
                                                    of Ashford, Esq.,
                          south - to parsonage land
                          west - land late Susannah CURTEIS, Now John WATERMAN, gent.
                          east - to common river

Occup. Robert DODD, now Walter JOBBER

William MANLOVE died, 2 Dec. 1732, prop. to Richard MANLOVE, of Barnards Inn, London, as trustee 
for granddaughter [of Wm.] Ann MANLOVE..no surrender or answer to proclamation as required by 
custom, although called...lands...forfeit to LORD   [roll illegible].
By neglect of Geo. SINNOTT, late Steward, Wm. JOBBER had not been admitted as he ought by letter 
of Attorney 21 October 1738 from Wm. JOBBER and wife Ann [nee MANLOVE?] to Samuel CORNFOOT.

                                                                                                               Rent 6/10d.               [129]
Wm. JOBBER admitted, and surrenders to persons in his will.

[Prev. court 17 Oct. 1701 Next court 25 Apl. 1764]


Also
At court 21 Oct. 1741 Jane WHITFELD, widow of William, as devisee of will of Jane GILBERT, was 
admitted as tenant of property 
(1) now occup. Martha WHITFELD, Mary RICH, widow, Wm. DAWSON, Samuel FFLINT, & Widow LAW. 
                                                                                                             Rent 5d                     [339]

(2) now occup. Gabriel AUSTEN & Thos. BOURNE                                   Rent 1/2d                   [ 329 & 340 ]

Part of these premises surrendered at Court 26 October 1743 to Richd. & Stephen GREENHILL Rent 6d. [329]

By will 17 Jan. 1756, property to granddaughter, Grace WHITFELD, now [1757] aged 9 years. John 
WATERMAN, her uncle on her mothers part.


Rolls very obscure and ancient, & buildings much altered.

Premises at 5d are one mess. or ten. in 2 dwellings & 3 gdns. Abuttals -
                          south - to lands of Vicarage
                          west - gdns. of Thos & John DAN, and of Samuel FFLINT
                          east - to passage [25 1/2ft.] [24 1/2ft.] 
in breadth on north 1 rod 9ft. on south 1 rod 9ft. length 7 1/2 rods 2ft.[ approx. 126 ft.]

late occup. Thos. BOURNE, Isaac PACK, John SAXBY & Thos. DAWSON.
                                                                                                                                           [339]
[ prev. court 21 Oct 1741 Next court 18 Oct. 1769] 


Premises @ 1/2d are several tenements adjoining abuttals -
                          north - to ten. of Joseph VIRRILL
                          south - to ten. lying to yard & back lane
                          on west - 4 1/2 rods, on north 3 1/2 rods [74 1/2ft & 57 3/4ft]
                          south - 3 rods 9ft. [58 1/2 ft.]
                          east - to James DREWRY
                          south - to back lane
                          west - to mess. of Samuel FFLINT [340]

also - small pcl. land with outhouses on north - 1 1/2 rod on west - 1 1/2 rod 13ft., abutting to -
                          east - slaughterhouse of James DREWRY
                          south - to gdn. of Jospeph VIRRILL
                          north - to back lane
                          west - to passage to necessary houses                                                      [340A]

also
gdn. 1 rod 11ft. 4 in. on east  1 rod 13 ft. on north abuts - 
                          east - to gdn. James DREWRY
                          south - to Vicarage
                          west - to footway
                          north - to gdn. of Joseph VIRRILL                                                               [340B ]

John WATERMAN admitted as guardian of Grace WHITFELD.

[ Prev. court 21 Oct. 1741 Next court 18 Oct. 1769]


also
John WATERMAN surrenders to Elizabeth WALDRON of Ashford , widow, moiety of 2 pcs. meadow 
called Bigger Shaffrage & New Marsh, 18 acres, abuts -
                          east - lands of Hy. MOORE
                          south - lands of Christopher POWELL
                          south west & north - lands late Thomas & Elizabeth GRANT, now Elizabeth WALDRON 
                                                    & John QUIHAMPTON, formerly land of John TIDHAM
                          north - lands of Isaac RUTTON


also meadow called Little Brooke, 5 1/4 acres, abutting -
                          east & south - land late GRANTS as above
                          north - to Scarlet's Lane
                                                                                                              Rents 6/-, 1/-, 10d.  [171, 172 & 173]
Occup. John WATERS

Elizabeth Waldron admitted.

[Prev. court 31 Aug. 1751 Next court 24 Oct 1764 ]

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[73]   29 March 1758    Same Lords & Steward

Homage: John HORTON, John MASCALL & John LAMBIN

Geo. HOOPER of Ashford, gent., surrenders to Thos .HUSSEY of Burwash, 2 pcs. land, formerly one, 
7 1/2 rood, prev. said to be 11 acres. 

as at Court 24 Oct. 1755

Occup. Geo. HOOPER                                                                              Rent 13/2d                 [200]

also
Short Tilton                                                                                                7/6d                   [201]

also
land                                                                                                           6d                     [202]

Thos. HUSSEY admitted.

[prev. court 24 Oct. 1755 Next court 3 apl. 1771 ]


Also

Elizabeth FRIEND, widow of John FRIEND, of Ashford, dec'd, by Anthony INGLES, attorney, 
is admitted to :- moiety of land & mess. abutting -
                          north & east - to lands of Priscilla WARREN
                          west - to Pelhill Lane
                          south - to High Street

formerly occup. Edmund SHEAFE, now Mary DEVAN, widow, & John CORLIN

John FRIEND admitted at court 14 October 1713, died May 1756                 Rent 6d.

Elizabeth FRIEND admitted to other moiety.                                                                             [132]

Also
to way to Pelhill Lane, 10 rods in length, 12ft. breadth                          Rent 2d.

- ditto -

to other moiety

[Prev. court 14 Oct. 1713 Next court 25 Mar 1761 ]

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[74]   18 October 1758    Same Lords & Steward

Homage : Thos. HAMMOND, John HORTON, Richd. RABSON & Stephen KEMSLEY

Ffrancis WILLIS was tenant of property as Court 24 Oct. 1755
(1) land with small building now stables & mess. recently built. Abuts -
                          east - to land formerly Simon EVERNDEN, then heirs Thos. CROUCH, now
                                                    Thos DAN 19' 7" [90' '7"]
                          south - to lands of Vicar & Parish Church 30' 7"
                          west - to land prev. John PARKER, now heirs Wm. SPRATT ygr. 87' 5"
                          north - to land -ditto - 38' 6"

Occup. prev. John SCOTT, then Eliz. & Sarah SCOTT, now Edw. ELSE & John CHAPMAN

(2) shop, prev. butcher's shop, breadth 7', length12 1/2' in place prev. called Market Place, 
now called Butchery, abuts -
                          west - ten. of heirs of Thos. WHITFELD, dec'd, as trustee for Martha ROBERTS,
                                                    formerly Butcher's Shop of Edward NOWER
                          east - to another shop mentioned below, formerly John NOWER, then John
                                                    SCOTT and wife Margaret.
                          north - High Street
                          south - way to church

Occup. John BIGG, a cobbler.                                                                    Rent 4/-                    [183]

(3) another shop, prev. butchers, now glaziers, in Butchery, prev. called Market Place, length 17 1/2', 
breadth 7 1/2' abuts -
                          north - to common way
                          south - to waste of LORD OF MANOR
                          east - to footway & other waste land
                          west - to tens. prev. butcher's shop, prev. Susan FFUSS, widow, now John LAMBIN

late occup. John LAMBIN, now William BURBRIDGE, glazier.

(4) butcher's shop, and small shop adjoining, in Butchery etc. breadth 7', length 24' abuts -
                          west - to butcher's shop first mentioned above
                          east - to customary shop of LORD OF MANOR
                          south - to footway
                          north - to High Street

occup. Edward ELSE                                                                               Rent 8/-                      [185]

Francis WILLIS dead 4 June 1758, by will 11 April 1758 prop. to Joane MATTHEWS for life (incl. 
freehold & copyhold prems. purchased from heirs of Mrs. Anne FULLAGER, & Eliz. & Sarah SCOTT

Joane MATTHEWS admitted.

[Prev. court 24 Oct. 1755 Next court 17 Oct. 1770]


Francis WILLIS also held -
(1) copyhold mess. divided into 2 dwellings, breadth 18' 2" on north, length on east 24'. abuts -
                          east - to mess of Thos NEWTON
                          west - to mess. late James LAKE, now Wm. SPRATT
                          north - to Butchery Lane
                          south - to lane to church.
together with pce. of land since enclosed with poles & railes but now stumpt off with 3 posts from 
south part of mess.

now occup. Joane MATTHEWS, widow .                                                     Rent 7/6d                  [234]

(2) land with stables length on west 51' 3 1/4" and on east 55' breadth on north 31' 10 1/4" and on 
south 32' 8" prev. wrongly abutted but on survey is -
                          east - to way called Garden Way from churchyard to Churchfield Lane
                          south - to land prev. Robt. COOPER, now heirs of Wm. STANLEY
                          west - to lands of Anne, Peter & Richd. RABSON
                          north - to churchyard

late occup. Wm. TAYLOR & Wm. WALTER, now Wm. WALTER & Joane MATTHEWS

                                                                                                               Rent 3d.                    [235]

By will these lands (purch. of Ed. BRENT) to Joane MATTHEWS for life.

Joane MATTHEWS admitted.

[Prev. court 20th October 1737 Next court 3 Apl. 1771]


Appt. of attorney for heirs of Thos. MERCER :- Josias PATTERSON & Thos. PEMBLE. Susannah 
(dau. of Thos MERCER & wife Sarah, both dec'd.) was 21 in Dec. 1757, and married John DOWDING 
of St. Thos. Apostes, London, gent.

Thomas MERCER hold land -
(1) land, called Bull Garden, one & half roods, formerly orchard & gdn. adj. to mess or inn, formerly 
called Pied Bull, abuts -
                          west - to lands late Matthias, now Isaac RUTTON
                          south - to lane & Churchfield
                          east - to mess. prev. Richd. GREENHILL, now Leonard APSLEY
                          north - to barn & yard to mess. called Pied Bull.

late occup. John JOHNSON, & Wm. MERCER, now Rev. Stephen BARRETT & Wm. MACLELLAND 
[ or MACKLELLAND in Court 1761]
                                                                                                               Rent 1/6d                  [40 & 75]
Thos. MERCER was admitted 30 Aug. 1739 

Thos. MERCER dead, by will devised land to wife for life, then dau. Susannah.

Susannah DOWDING admitted.

[ Prev. court 13 Aug. 1739 Next court 25 Mar. 1761]


ALSO
David HUGHES of Wye, carpenter, & James COUTTS, of Ashford, barber , surrender lands -
(1) shop to cellar under, & one chamber over called the Cage, length 16', breadth 13' abuts -
                          east - to land prev. Henry GIBBS
                          south - to land, late Margaret SNOAD, now Rev. Stephen GREENHILL
                          west & north - Highway

occup. Jas. COUTTS, Vincent VARHAM & James KETTLE                          Rent 10/-                   [64]

(2) one chimney, length 10', breadth 4', abuts -
                          south [?should be north*] to shop of Jas. COUTTS, called the Cage.
                          south & west - to shop of Mgt. SNOAD, now Stephen GREENHILL
                          east - to shop of Henry GIBBS
[* roll gives 'south' which is incorrect]                                                         Rent 2d                      [65]

(3) garden & stable  length from south to gdn. prev. John HORTON, now John LAMBIN, 54' breadth 
from east to gdn. prev. heirs John PULLEY, since Susanna CURTEIS, wid., now John WATERMAN, 
to another gdn. prev. Thos. FFIDGE, since John SCOTT, now John LOVEDAY 34'  with way to this gdn.
from Churchyard, 58 1/2', and in breadth 4' at north, and 5 3/4' at south, and reasonable way from Churchfield.

                                                                                                              Rent 4d.                     [66]

Surrender to Thos. TOURNEY of Ashford, grocer, on condition that if Jas. COUTTS shall pay 130 with 
interest at 4% p.a. by 18 Jan. 1759, surrender shall be void.

[ prev. court 8 Jan. 1739 Next court 6 Apl. 1768 ]


ALSO
Sampson PIERCE of Dover, gent.,dec'd, was tenant of 1/2 acre of land, abuts -
                          west - to freehold lands of S. PIERCE, lands of John HORTON (prev. Jas. LEADER )
                          north - land of Sarah SPRATT, spinster ( prev. Steven ATKINS)
                          east - to land of Eliz. WATERMAN, wid., (prev. Thos. WATERMAN)
                          south - to gdn. Edw. NORWOOD, lands of John HOLMES in rt. of his wife, lands of Jane
                           WHITFELD, spinster, lands of Samuel DEAL and lands late Sampson PIERCE
with right of way to North Lane

occup. prev. Michael PIERCE, now John PIERCE, gardiner.                         Rent 10d.                  [76]

Sampson PIERCE admitted 24 Jan. 1722

By will 14 Jan. 1758 land to sons William & Redding PIERCE who are admitted.

[note on roll - Sampson PIERCE was only tenant in tail -see Court 21 Nov. 1763]

[ Prev. court 24 Jan. 1722 Next court 21 Nov. 1763 ]


ALSO
John WATERMAN of Ashford, gent., surrenders to to Thos. MATSON land called Timber Yard on part 
of which mess. was formerly built - 1 rood 4 1/2 perches, abuts -
                          north - to land late Wm. BRISLEY, now Wm. AUSTEN & Stephen KEMSLEY
                          east - to land of Rev. Stephen GREENHILL
                          south - to land of Thos. MATSON, John WHITE, & Edw. MAYLAM (late Ann BURR, 
                                                    wid.) formerly TAYLOR
                          west - to Highway & other land of Thos. MATSON

Occup. James TAPPENDEN                                                                Rent 2d     [becomes 19, 222, & 351]

Thos. MATSON admitted.

[entry re attorney for MERCER (above) re-entered and deleted X ]

[ Prev. court 25 Oct. 1749 Next court 9 Apl. 1760 ]

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[75]   18 April 1759    Same Lords. Henry FFRANKLYN Steward

Homage: Thos. BONNER, Wm. AUSTEN & Thos. MATSON

Edward LUCAS of Wymondham,Norfolk, gent., & wife Elizabeth; William BELLENDEN of Maidstone, esq., 
& wife Margaret, & Ann BURROUGHS of Linsted, Kent, spinster, appoint Josias PATTERSON & 
Thos. PEMBLE, both of Ashford, gents., & John WHITE of Ashford, innholder, as attorneys.

John WOODWARD of Ashford, gent., was tenant of land, heretofore planed with cherries & apples & 
called Cherry Garden (greater part now planted with apples & cherries) abuts -
                          south - to Highway
                          north - to land prev. called. St. Anne's land, prev. Herbert WOODWARD, now
                                                    Alice MACE, widow, & Grace, wife of Thos. GELLIBRAND.
                          west - to land late John WOODWARD, called Brookfield, & to walled garden also
                                                    John WOODWARD's
                          east - to land of Richd. ATKINS

By will [roll faded] lands to Eliz., Margaret & Anne as cousins & heirs at law, and being daugs. 
of Wm. BURROUGHS, late of Hampton, London.

                                                                                                               Rent 2/6d                 [243]
LUCAS, BELLENDEN & BURROUGHS admitted 

[ prev. court next court 30 Aug. 1759]


ALSO

Thomas SWEETLOVE, baker & wife Elizabeth surrender land to Thos. TOURNAY.
One third of 2 pieces land of land with brewhouse, abuts -
                          north - to copyhold gutter
                          west - to lands of Thos. BONNER, late Anne BARRETT, wid.
                          south - to St. John's Lane
                          east - to lands of Thos TOURNAY, grocer, late John FRENCH

Occup. Robert PAGE                                                                               Rent 2d.                      [360]


ALSO
Thos. DODD, of Beaver, yeoman, surrenders 2/3rds to Thos TOURNAY.

Thomas TOURNAY admitted, and afterwards surrendered to persons in his will,
at                                                                                                         rent of 2d [two thirds] + 2d + 6d.

[ prev. court next court 25 May 1767]


ALSO
Priscilla WARREN, widow, of Newark, Notts., prev. wife of Richard WARREN of Cavendish, Suffolk, 
clerk D.D., appoints Rev. John CLOUGH of Ashford & Thos. HAMMOND, cordwainer as attorneys.

Priscilla WARREN applies to be admitted as tenant of mess. now in several dwellings & land, 1/2 rood. 
abuts -                east - to mess. of John WOODWARD
                          south - to Highway
                          west - to mess. prev. John FFRIEND, now Eliz. FFRIEND, widow.
                          north - to land prev. John FFENNER's now Priscilla WARREN

Occup. Wm. GORHAM, Matthew BRIGHT, Richard SLATER, Ann ..... & .....MATTHEWS [roll faded]
                                                                                                               Rent 7d.                   [43]
also - land called [Gravel Pit] [roll faded] abuts-
                          east - lands of John WOODWARD

Occup. Wm. GORHAM & Matthew BRIGHT                                                Rent 2d.                    [44]

Priscilla WARREN admitted, then surrenders to Charles BAKER, elder, of Ashford, carpenter, 
who is admitted, and then surrenders to persons in his will.

[Prev. court next court 17 June 1766]

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[76]   4 May 1759    Same Lords & Steward

Homage : - John WATERMAN, William SPRATT, Thomas HAMMOND.

Anne STANLEY, spinster & Phebe STANLEY, spin., tenants of one moiety of garden, length 32', 
breadth 30' with building now stable & granary and lane to garden abuts -
                          north - garden prev. John HANDFIELD now Joan MATTHEWS,wid.
                          west - garden prev. Richd. now Ann RABSON, wid.
                          south - to Churchfield
                          east - to common way.

Occup. prev. Joseph OSBORNE, now Thos. SWEETLOVE.                       Rent 3d (moiety)         [110]

Ann & Phebe STANLEY dead some years since [Ann bur. 31 July 1736; Phebe bur. 23 Nov. 1737], 
and land by will to Mary, wife of John FFRANKLIN of Littlebourne, tanner & Elizabeth, wife of Chas. 
PAGE of Littlebourne, yeoman, the now only sisters of Ann & Phebe STANLEY, who were admitted at 
Court 16 Oct, 1734 by guardian Phebe STANLEY,(their mother), & John ADCOCK. [bur. 13 Apl. 1744]

Admitted, but then surrendered to Thomas SWEETLOVE.

[Prev. court 16 Oct 1734 Next court 3 Oct 1761]


ALSO
Geo. BACK of Wye, innholder, dec'd, was tenant of land called Tilton, abuts -
                          east & north to land prev. Thomasina SUTTON, now Thomas COLE
                          west to land prev. John POPE, then Geo. BACK
                          south to other land - ditto -

Occup. John DUNK                                                                                  Rent 3d (for moiety)    [32]

Geo BACK died 31 Dec. 1758, intestate.
Land - one moiety to Mary BACK, his widow, then to Geo & Matthew BACK, his two sons. 
Other moiety to two sons Geo. & Matthew BACK

Mary BACK & Geo. (Matthew being a minor) admitted.

[ prev. court 12 Oct 1739 next court 2 Apl. 1777 ]

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[77]   30 August 1759    Same Lords & Steward.

Homage: - Geo. Gerree ELWICK, John HORTON & Thos. BONNER.

LUCAS, BELLENDEN & BURROUGHS as 18 April 1759 court.  Same lands Rent 2/6d

Surrender to Martha BRETON of Ashford, widow, who is admitted & then surrenders to persons in her will.

                                                                                                                                           [243]
[ Prev. Court 18 Apl.1759 next court 22 Apl. 1767, 24 June 1768, 16 June 1772]


ALSO
John LAMBIN, dec'd, [bur. 27 Mar. 1759] was tenant of
(1) land on which part of his dwelling is erected length 11 ft., breadth 4 ft. abuts -
                          east - to washhouse
                          north - to shop of John LAMBIN                                                                       [57]

(2) and further pce. land, length 12ft., breadth 5 1/2 ft. on which another part of his house is erected abuts -
                          west & south - to Highway
                          north - to copyhold prems. above                                     Rent 8d.                   [57]

(3) butcher's shop, being corner shop on south part of place called Market now Butchery, with 
cellar & garrett over. abuts -
                          east - to ten. prev. shop of John LAMBIN
                          south - to dwelling of John LAMBIN, prev. shop.
                          north & west - to butchery                                              Rent 9d.                    [58]

(4) land with stables lately built, breadth on north, next to Churchyard 34' 6", in breadth on south 
to gdn. James COUTS 28' 3" in length on east to land John WATERMAN 57' 3" in length on west 
to way leading to gdn. of James COUTS 57' 6"                                           Rent 3d.                   [59]

(5) mess. or ten. formerly shop, length 15ft., breadth one end 11 ft. other 8ft
                                                                                                              Rent 1/2d                 [60]

(6) mess. or ten. formerly shop in market. abuts -
                          west to above mentioned butcher's shop
                          east to shop of Joane MATTHEWS, widow
                          north to Market, now Butchery
                          south to part of dwelling of John LAMBIN

Occup. ----- BURBRIDGE, widow                                                                Rent 4/-                  [61]

John LAMBIN admitted 2 June 1746


John LAMBIN dec'd [bur.27 Mar. 1759]. By will 11March 1759 property to wife Frances LAMBIN for life.

Frances LAMBIN admitted.

[ prev. court 2 June 1746 next court 22 Apl.1767]

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[78]   24 October 1759    Same Lords Josias PATTERSON, dep. Steward

Homage : John WATERMAN, Thos. TOURNAY, Thos. HAMMOND, Edw. CAPRENTER

Wm SPRATT ygr. of Ashford, carpenter, dec'd was tenant of :
(1) land called the Croft 15 rodds & 4ft. in length [251 1/2ft] 7 rodds & 3 ft. breadth [118 1/2 ft.] abuts -
                          north - to barn of Wm. SPRATT & lands of John COLLEY & James DREWRY
                          west - to Hempstead Lane
                          south - to Churchfield
                          east - to land of Isaac RUTTON                                        Rent 2/-                     [169]

(2) three pcs. land
(a) on which shop is built, late occup. Thos. BROADFOOT, now Thos. LEWIS, shoemaker abuts -
                          west - to shop late butchers, now barbers, late occup. Thos. BROADFOOT
                                                    belonging to LORD OF MANOR
                          south - to common way
                          east - to loft in which a butcher's shop stood, prev. occup. David JOHNSON,
                                                    late Gilbert BOURNE
                          north - to High Street                                                                                      [170A]

(b) land on which kitchen is built, length 16ft., breadth 15ft. abuts-
                          north - to the other part of mess. of which kitchen is part, late Wm. SPRATT
                          east - to mess. late Thos. CROUCH, now Thos. DAN
                          south - to lands late Wm. SPRATT
                          west - to mess. of Wm. SPRATT, occup. John CHAPMAN [170B]

(c) residue abuts -
                          east - to garden of Joane MATTHEWS
                          south - to lands of Vicar
                          west - to Churchyard
                          north - to lands late Wm. SPRATT & Joan(e?) MATTHEWS occup. 
                                                    John COSTEKER & John CHAPMAN     Rent 6/2 1/1d          [170C]

Wm. SPRATT admitted 2 Apl. 1746, and by his will 9 May 1746 devised lands to sisters Elizabeth, 
Sarah & Mary SPRATT (later Mary ADCOCK, wife of John). Wm. SPRATT died 11 Feb. 1758 [bur, 24 Feb]

Elizabeth SPRATT, Sarah GORSSE(nee SPRATT), & Mary ADCOCK admitted.

Elizabeth & Mary surrended their 1/3rd to persons in their wills.

[prev. court 2 Apl. 1746 next Court 20 Oct. 1773]

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[79]   9 April 1760    Same Lords. Henry FFRANKLYN steward.

John ROBINS aged 16 was admitted by guardians Geo. & John PATEY at court 25 October 1753 
as tenant of - [actually 24 Oct. 1753]
(1) Mess. & shop, length 26ft., breadth 10ft. as at prev. court.                     10/8d.

(2) Land called Tilton, abuttals 
                          west & south now John IMPETT                                         9d.

John ROBINS became 21 on 10 June 1757                                                                                [211 & 212]

Surrender to John IMPETT who is admitted.

[ Prev. Court 24 Court 24 Oct. 1753 next Court 28 Oct. 1788 ]


ALSO

Geo. BACK of Wye, innholder, surrenders to persons named in his will, moiety of land 
at Tilton [see court 4 May 1759]


ALSO

Thomas MATSON of Ashford, baker, surrenders to Leonard APSLEY, carpenter -
one small piece of land (being part of Timber Yard, which Thomas HUETSON purch. of 
John WATERMAN, whole held at rent of 2d.) abuts -
                          east - to land of Rev. Stephen GREENHILL 60 ft.
                          west - to other part of Timber Yard 60 ft.
                          south - to freehold land of Leonard APSLEY 19 ft. 9 in.
                          north - to land of Stephen KEMSLEY & Wm. AUSTEN 19ft. 9in.

Occup. Leonard APSLEY                                                                                                         [19]

Leonard APSLEY admitted, Rent 0 1/2d (one halfpenny), and then surrenders to persons named in his will. 

Thos. MATSON surrenders balance of land to persons in his will.                                                [22 & 351]

[Prev. Court 18 Oct. 1758 Next Court 3 Apl. 1771 (222 & 351) 19 Oct. 1768]

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[80]   10 September 1760    Same Lords & Steward

Homage: Thomas COLE & Thomas HAMMOND

Wm. GORHAM,dec'd, of Ashford, bricklayer, was tenant of mess. abuts -
                          east - to Marsh Lane
                          west - to lands late John REEVE, now Trustees of Baptist Mtg. Hse. 310 ft(?) 2in.
                          north - to land prev. Phebe SUDELL, widow, now Thos. TOURNAY 64 ft. 6in (?)
                          south - to mess. prev. Joan CHAMPION, wid., now Overseers of the Poor of
                                                    Ashford called Bridewell House 64ft. 6in

Occup. previously John KITE, then Wm. GORHAM                                      Rent 10/-                   [56]

Wm. GORHAM died intestate 13 April 1760, prems. to Wm. GORHAM of Buckland, Dover, eldest 
son, yeoman. One other son, John, glazier of Ashford, and one grandson, William, son of 
Edward GORHAM, dec'd [ ],another son, the grandson being 7yrs. old.

According to custom Wm. GORHAM should pay one third of value to John, (his brother) & 
Wm.(his nephew), within one year of his being 21. Value assessed by homage at 120, and 
Wm.GORHAM & John ROUSE of Dover, staymaker, have given bond to pay in due course.

Wm. GORHAM admitted, and he & John ROUSE then surrender to persons named in their wills.

[Wm. & Ann G., sons Wm.,b.1715,John, b. 1749,Edw. b1721, dau. Esther m John ROUSE 1742]

[Prev. Court Next Court 6 Apl. 1768]

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[81]   22 October 1760    Same Lords & Josias PATTERSON, deputy Steward

Homage : Stephen KEMSLEY & Abraham FFLINT

Third proclamation of death of Samuel FFLINT [bur. 20 Aug. 1761]
Second proclamation of death of Thomas NEWTON [bur. 12 March 1760]

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