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[82]   25 March 1761 same Lords    Steward: Henry FFRANKLYN

Homage: Thomas BONNER & Thomas MATSON

Elizabeth FFRIEND, widow, was tenant of moiety of mess. & malthouse. and land, 12 rods [198 ft.] 
in breadth, 2 3/4 rods [45ft. 4 1/2in.] in length. abuts -
                          north & east - to lands prev. Priscilla WARREN, now Chas. BAKER, elder.
                          west - to Pelhill Lane
                          south - King's Street

Occup. prev. Edmund SHEAFE, then Mary DEVANE, wid., & John CORBIN, now Henry MILLER 
& John CORBIN                                                                               Rent 6d.

Eliz. FFRIEND now dead, and lands etc. (prev. her husband's John) to son John FFRIEND of Hythe, 
maltster & brewer.

John FFRIEND admitted to moiety.                                                                                            [132]

[prev. Court 29 March 1758 Next Court

Repeat as above (other moiety)


ALSO
for customary way to Pelhill Lane, beginning at King's Highway at {Leane's?] Corner and leading beyond 
the lane to other lands, formerly Geo. SINNOTT & now John MASCALL, called Gravel Pitts.

Occup. as above                                                                                       Rent 2d

Repeated as above                                                                                    Rent 2d                    [133]

John FFRIEND surrenders to persons in his will.

[prev. court 29 Mar. 1758 Next Court 5 Nov. 1812]


DECLARATION that Henry FFRANKLYN appoints Thos. FOXLEY of St. Botolph's without 
Bishopsgate, gent., as Deputy Steward for (& only) John DOWDING to surrender Bull Garden, 
(1 rood) to Thos. COLE of Ashford, carpenter. 14 March 1761

19 March 1761 - surrender of John DOWDING before Thos. FOXLEY

25 March 1761 [recontinuation of court above]

Thos DOWDING surrenders land as at Court 18 Oct. 1758.                         Rent 1/6d.                  [40 & 75 ]

Thos. COLE admitted & surrenders to persons in his will.

[Prev. court 18 Oct. 1758 Next Court [40] 1 Apl. 1762   [75] 20 Oct. 1779 ]

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[83]   20 August 1761 Same Lords & Steward

Homage: John WATERMAN & Abraham FFLINT

Wm. AUSTEN of Ashford, maltster & wife Dorothy surrender to Stephen KEMSLEY,
moiety of land as at Court 6 Oct. 1756.
                                                                                                              Rents 2d. & 1/-          [214 & 215 ]

Stephen KEMSLEY admitted admitted and then surrenders to persons in his will.

[Prev. court 6 Oct. 1756 next Court 3 Apl.1771]


Samuel FFLINT, brazier,dec'd, was tenant of land with edifices,
(1) abuts -           east - to land formerly Simon GILBERT, now Grace WHITFELD
                          south - to gdn., late Samuel FFLINT, mentioned below, prev. Simon EVERDEN 20 1/2ft.
                          west - to lands of Thomas DAN, length 6 perch 4ft. [103 ft.]
                          north - to freehold mess. of Sam. FFLINT 16ft. 
with reasonable way from Highway to Kitchen gate, & beyond to lands of LORDS OF MANOR, and 
also to fetch water from pond.

Occup. Daniel COLEGATE.                                                                       Rent 10d.                [118]

(2) gdn & land 32 ft. in length & breadth 22 1/2ft., enclosed with pales & rails (being part of orchard, 
now gdn.) prev. Mary EVERDEN, wid., abutting - 
                          east - to land of Grace WHITFELD
                          south & west - to lands of Thomas DAN
                          north - to above mentioned lands of Sam. FFLINT

Occup. Daniel COLEGATE                                                                        Rent 2 1/2d.           [119]

Sam. FFLINT died 26 March 1759, intestate.

One moiety according to custom of manor to Widow Mary, who is admitted.

[prev. Court 5 Apl. 1738     Next Court 14 Apl. 1784]

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[84]   3 October 1761 Same Lords & Steward

Homage: John HORTON, Thos. HAMMOND & Chas. BAKER senr.

Jane WHITFELD, widow, dec'd surrendered at Court 12 May 1742  [should be 20 Oct. 1743] to 
Richd. GREENHILL & Stephen GREENHILL as trustees -
one piece. of land then gdn (part of land on which barn was formerly built, now 2 tens.) abuts -
                          east - to garden of James DREWRY 65 ft.
                          south - to other part of land of Jane WHITFELD 29 ft.
                          west - common way to necessary houses 65 ft.
                          north - to woodhouse of Jane WHITFELD 28 ft.
together with use of necessary house.

Martha (nee GREENHILL) WHITFELD, wife of Ffrancis, to receive income if she outlived her husband, 
then to Jane WHITFELD, their daughter.

Francis WHITFELD & Richard GREENHILL now dec'd.

Jane WHITFELD married William WALTER of Ashford, draper

Martha WHITFELD & Stephen GREENHILL, & Jane & Wm. WALTER surrendered to Joseph VIRRILL 

                                                                                                              Rent 6d                      [329]

[Prev. Court 20 Oct. 1743    Next Court 28 Oct. 1789]

ALSO

Susannah PARSONS, widow of Andrew PARSONS of Marsham Street, Westminster appoints 
Thomas PEMBLE of Ashford her attorney.

Andrew PARSONS was tenant of moiety of land, 1 rood, 2 perch abuts-
                          south - to Churchfield
                          west - to footway from Churchyard to Churchfield
                          north - to Churchyard & land of Thos. HAMMOND
                          east - to land prev. Robt. COOPER, now Peter & Richd. RABSON
Occup. prev. Henry GOLD, now Wm. TAYLOR Rent 1/3d.

PARSONS surrendered to persons in his will at Court 24 Apl. 1717                                            [90]

By will 1 Aug. 1754, prop. to wife Susannah, who is admitted , & then surrenders to persons in her will.

[Prev. Court 24 Apl. 1717    Next Court 25 Apl. 1764]

ALSO
moiety of 2 acres in Hempstead Mead, & rowen of whole meadow abuts -
                          east - to land prev. Richd. BEALE, then Rebecca QUESTED, widow.
                          north - to land prev. Thos BADNOR(?) & his wife Ann.
                          south - to common river
                          west - to land of Church of Ashford

Occup. Hy. GOLD, now Wm. TAYLOR                                                     Rent 3/2d.                [320]

Susannah PARSONS admitted. 

[ Prev. court 24 Apl. 1717    Next Court 10 Apl. 1765 ]


Thos. SWEETLOVE, baker, & wife Elizabeth surrender to Thos. TOURNAY.

gdn. length 32 ft., breadth 30ft. with bldg. coverted to stable & granary, as Court 4 May 1759        [110]

Thos. TOURNAY admitted as for security of 125 remaining due.

[ prev. Court 4 May 1759    Next Court 25 May 1767]

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[85]   1 April 1762 Same Lords. Josias PATTERSON deputy Steward.

Homage: John HORTON, Thomas MATSON, Thomas BONNER

John QUESTED, elder, of Canterbury was admitted at Court 10 June 1734 to 5 1/2 acres of meadow 
called Chalmead(?) abuts -
                          east & south - to land Richd. BEALE then John QUESTED etc. as at 1734

Occup. prev. Henry TRITTON, then widow HUGHES, then John HANDFIELD, then Geo. Geree ELWICK 

                                                                                                              Rent 8/-
By deed 19 June 1735 betw. John QUESTED, & son John QUESTED &

(2) Ursula WADDELL, widow, & dau. Rebecca WADDELL, spinster

(3) John HANSON & Richd. TERRY - marriage settlement.

Rebecca QUESTED, widow, admitted.                                                                                     [246]

[ prev. Court 10 June 1734    next Court 7 Apl. 1779]


ALSO
Thomas COLES, carpenter, surrenders to Bertram THORNE of Ashford, surgeon, land, 
formerly called Bull Garden abuts -
                          north - to land to be conveyed to Stephen BARRETT, Isaac RUTTON, Thomas HUSSEY. 
                              Edw. NORWOOD, Peter YOUNG, & Thos TRITTON. [Grammar School Trustees] 44ft. 4in.
                          west - to way from freehold land of Thos. COLE of back lane (part of Churchfield 139ft. 6in.
                          south - to back lane
                          east - to mess. of Leo. APSLEY, mess of Thos. HAMMOND, & lands of Elizabeth ADCOCK,
                                                     widow 147 ft.

occup. Stephen BARRETT                                                                        Rent 6d.

Bertram THORNE admitted.                                                                                                       [40]

[ prev. Court 25 Mar. 1761     Next Court 6 Feb. 1811]


ALSO

Ann RABSON, dec'd [bur. 20 July 1761] widow of Richd. RABSON, hatter, dec'd held lands etc. 
as per court 20 October 1742
(1) abuttal west now John IMPETT 1/3
(2) " west & south -ditto- 10d
(3) as before, [ but west, presum. now IMPETT] 1/3
(4) abuttal west & south, now John IMPETT 2/8
(5) 7 1/2d.

Peter & Richd. RABSON admitted.                                                                                    [251 - 255]

[prev. court 20 Oct. 1742    Next Court 20 Sep. 1769]

ALSO
Mary BACK of Wye, widow of Geo. BACK, victualler, surrenders property to persons named in 
her will by Thomas PEMBLE, attorney.

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[86]   14 June 1762 Same Lords & Steward

Homage: Abraham FLINT & Thos. BONNER

Nicholas LADD of Mersham was admitted at Court 29 Oct. 1729, on surrender of Hy. FFRANKLYN 
the elder, then of Mersham, yeoman: land 1 acre, 1 1/2 rood in MERSHAM, abuts -
                          east - to land then Wm. DAY, now Nicholas LADD
                          south - to land of Dean & Chapter of Canterbury Cathedral
                          west - to land prev. Edw. BOYS, gent., now John BOYS, gent.,
                          north - to highway
                                                                                                              Rent 2/-                    [261]

Nicholas LADD has erected 2 mess. or tens. & other bldgs., one of these new tens. being occup. 
by Rev. Robt. TOURNAY, & other by Samuel ELDRIDGE.

Nicholas LADD surrenders to persons named in his will.

[prev. Court 20 Oct 1729    Next Court 22 Apl.1772

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[87]   27 October 1762 Same Lords & Steward.

Homage: John HORTON, Thos. HAMMOND, & Thos. BONNER

Mary NOAKES, widow,dec'd [see St. John's Lane KA0 U1045/M32] was tenant of land with house, abuts -
                          west - in breadth to land prev. Richd. WORSLEY,now John WATERMAN, 4 rods, 3ft. [69']
                          north - in length to St. John's Lane 4 rods 7 1/2ft [73 1/2ft.]
                          east - to lands of Morgan APSLEY HALL, prev. John HAWTREY [ 24 1/2ft.]
                          south - to lands of Vicar, 3 rods 1ft. [50 1/2ft]
with reasonable way to land & to water from pond.

Mary NOAKES, dec'd, intestate. Property to Richard NOAKES her son, & Mary NOAKES, spinster, 
dau. of John NOAKES, the other son & heir.
                                                                                                               Rent 2d.                   [349]

Richard NOAKES & Mary NOAKES admitted, but then surrender to John WATERMAN.

John WATERMAN surrenders to persons named in his will                                                          [349]

[ Prev. Court 24 Apl. 1728    next court 21 June 1779]

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[88]   6 April 1763 Same Lords. Dep. Steward Josias PATTERSON

Homage: Stephen KEMSLEY, John HORTON & Thos Hammond.

First proclamation of the death of Walter JOBBER

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[89]   26 October 1763 Same Lords & Steward.

Homage: John IMPETT & John LOVEDAY

First proclamation of death of Susannah PATTERSON, widow.

Second proclamation of the death of Walter JOBBER.

James PIERCE of Dover, gent., Sampson PIERCE of Norborn, Kent, tanner, Michael PIERCE of Norborn, 
gent., Wm. PIERCE of Dover, tallow chandler & grocer, Redding PIERCE of Smarden, surgeon, five 
(& only) sons of Sampson PIERCE of Dover, grocer, who was bro. & devisee in tail, & only brother & heir
of Michael PIERCE of Ashford, grocer, dec'd. appoint as attorney Thos. PEMBLE of Ashford, gent., & John
WHITE, innholder.    [4 Nov. 1763]

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[90]   ? 4 November 1763 (continued) ]

to be admitted to one pce. of land 1/2 acre abuts -
                          west - to gdn prev. James READER, now John HORTON, gdn of Anthony INGLES, gdn. 
                                        prev. Stephen ATKINS, now Rev. Jas. Allen GORSSE in right of his wife Sarah.
                          north - to lands prev. Thos. WATERMAN,ygr. now Eliz. WATERMAN, his widow.
                          east - to gdn. prev. Robert SUTTON, then Bean SINNOTT, gent. now John HORTON
                          south - to several gdns. of John COLLER, Samuel DEAL, Wm. WALTER, John HOLMES, 
                                      Mrs. Martha WIGHTWICK & Edw. NORWOOD with reasonable way to North Lane

late occup. John PIERCE, now Elizabeth PIERCE, his widow.

and then to surrender to Thos. COLE, carpenter                                                                          [76]

[Prev. court 18 Oct. 1758     Next Court below]

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[91]   21 November 1763 Same Lords and Steward.

Homage: John WATERMAN & Thos. BONNER

Thos. COLE admitted as above, and then surrenders to persons in his will.
                                                                                                               Rent 10d.                  [76]

[Prev. Court 18 Oct. 1758 Next court 28 Dec. 1780]

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[92]   16 February 1764 Same Lords and Steward

Homage : John WATERMAN & Thos. BONNER

Wm. SPRATT, gent. surrenders to John SCOTT of Gt. Chart, yeoman, one mess. or ten. length 36ft., 
breadth (on east) 22ft. 2in. (west) 24 ft. and: one pcl. land enclosed with posts, pales & rails on south 
part of mess. abuts -
                          west - to Corn Market
                          east - to tens. of Joan MATTHEWS, widow
                          south - to lane to Church
                          north - to lane from Corn Market to Butchery

Occup. John MARSHALL                                                                          Rent 1/4d                  [296]

John SCOTT admitted and surrenders to persons in his will.

[ prev. court 14 Mar. 1743/4    Next Court 9 Feb. 1793 / 31 Dec. 1795 ]

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[93]   20 March 1764 Same Lords. Deputy Steward Josias PATTERSON

Homage: John WATERMAN & Thos. BONNER

Thos. NEWTON of Ashford, joiner & wife Mary, surrendered to John USHER of Bethersden, yeoman, 
at Court 16 Oct. 1734, if 41 not paid by due date - one mess. contg. one shop,one cellar, one kitchen, 
two chambers & two garretts, together with small pce. of land on south side of mess., but lately built 
on formerly enclosed with posts and rails, abuts -
                          east - to Church Lane
                          south - another lane leading to Church
                          north - to highway
                          west - to mess. of Joan MATTHEWS

Occup. prev. Thos. NEWTON, then Mary NEWTON, his widow.                   Rent 1/6d.                 [159]


Default was made in payment, and Thos. NEWTON died 7 March 1760, intestate, property to four 
sons Richard, Thomas, Edmund & John.

John USHER now acknowledges payment of 40 & all interest.

Mary NEWTON & 4 sons then surrender to Henry GOLD of Ashford, ffellmonger, who is admitted 
& then surrenders to persons in his will.

[ Prev. Court 16 Oct. 1734    Next Court 19 October 1768 ]


Appt. of Attorney by Wm. PARSONS of Princes Court, Drury Lane, St. Martins in Field, Mddx.,, gent., 
Mark PARSONS of Brooks Markett, Holborn, carver, Charles SPITTLE of Borden, Kent, husbandman 
& Margaret, his wife & John PARSONS of Rochester, housecarpenter [prev. desc. as Richd. PARSONS]

John WHITE & John PEMBLE, both of Ashford, gents., appointed 27 Mar. 1764.

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[94]   25 April 1764 Same Lords & Steward

Homage - John HORTON, Thos. HAMMOND & Thos. BONNER

Prop. by will of Andrew PARSONS to wife Susannah for life, and then to nephews William & John 
(prev. Richard) PARSONS

Agreement for sale of property to John PARSONS.
Land, 1 rood, 2 perch abuts-
                          south - to Churchfield
                          west - to footway churchyard to Churchfield
                          north - to garden of Thos. HAMMOND
                          east - to land prev. Robert COOPER, now Peter & Richd. RABSON

Occup. prev. Henry GOLD, now Wm. TAYLOR                                          Rent 1/3d.                  [90]

also - 2 acres meadow, part of Hempstead Mead, otherwise Bull Meadow, together with rowen of 
whole meadow - abuttals as before

Occup. Henry GOLD now Wm. TAYLOR                                                  Rent 6/4d                   [320]

Wm. PARSONS was one of three bros. of Andrew & Margaret, wife of Charles SPITTLE was the 
only dau. of William.   
Wm. Parsons, nephew of AP died before AP.
John PARSONS is only son of Richard PARSONS, dec'd, another bro. of Andrew PARSONS.
Wm. & Mark PARSONS only sons of Wm. PARSONS,( nephew of AP) who was only son of 
John P., the third bro. of Andrew.

Susanna -  Andrew P.             William P                      Richard P.                    John P.
                                                  I                                     I                               I
                                   Marg & Chas SPITTLE                John P.                  William P.
                                                                                                                       I
                                                                                                             William & Mark P.

Mark & John PARSONS & Chas. SPITTLE admitted to one moiety, but then surrender to 
John PARSONS above, who is admitted.

and also to the other moiety.

[Prev. court 3 Oct. 1761    Next Court 10 Apl. 1765]


Thos. CROUCH of Ashford, carpenter, dec'd, was tenant of
(1) land with bldgs. prev. malthouse & otherbldgs. abuts -
                          west - to land prev. heirs Daniel GODFREY, then Joan MATTHEWS wid. 12ft.
                          north - to mess. of Thos. CROUCH called Market Place 44ft.
                          east - to land heirs of Samuel FFLINT 12 1/2ft.
                          south - to land prev. orchard of Richard FFLINT (mentioned below)

Occup. Abraham FFLINT & Charles FFAGG                                               Rent 8 1/2d.

Thos. CROUCH admitted on surrender of Richard FFLINT                                                            [124]

(2) land abuts -
                          east - to land prev. William WHITFELD, then Jane,his widow, now Grace WHITFELD
                          south - to lands of College
                          west - to land prev. Dan GODFREY, now Joan MATTHEWS
                          north - to land prev. Richard FFLINT, as above
                          also right to gate & water from pond.

Occup. as above.                                                                                     Rent 12d.                   [125]

Thos. CROUCH died several years since [not buried in Ashford], without surrendering to persons in 
his will, property to Elizabeth, wife of Robt. DAN of Wye, glazier, his only dau. who is also dec'd, 
and prop. to sons, one 13 yrs. (see Court 27 Oct. 1756) 50 share not paid Thos. DAN admitted to moiety.

Thos. & John DAN admitted, and then surrender to Abraham FFLINT .

[Prev. Court 27 Oct. 1756    Next Court 7 Apl. 1779 ]


ALSO
Margaret FFORSTER of FFelton Pathffoot[?] , Northumberland, mother of Ffrancis FFORSTER, an infant 
of 10 years....[roll faded]    Walter JOBBER of Ashford, Esq.,dec'd, pce land called Bybrook Mead & rowen 
of whole meadow,  abuts -                                                                    Rent 6/10d.
                          north - to land late of Walter JOBBER
                          south - to land of Parsonage
                          west - to land of John WATERMAN
                          east - to river

[ Prev. court 26 Oct. 1757    Next Court 17 Oct. 1777] [129]

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[95]   24 October 1764 Same Lords & Steward

Homage: John HORTON, John SCOTT & Thos. BONNER

Eliz. WALDRON, widow, dec'd, was tenant of moiety of two pcs. land called Bigger Shaffradge & 
New Marsh, 18 acres. abuts -
                          east - to land of Hon. Henry MOORE D.D.
                          south - to lands of heirs of Lady POWEL
                          southwest & north - to lands late Eliz. WALDRON & John QUIHAMPTON 
                                                    (prev.John TIDHAM)
                          north - to lands of Isaac RUTTON
                                                                                                              Rent 6/-                     [171]

also
Little Brooke, 5 1/4 acres abuts -
                          east & south - to lands above
                          west & north - to lands of WALDRON & QUIHAMPTON
                          north - to land Isaac RUTTON                                        Rent 1/10d                 [172]

also 1 rood                                                                                            Rent 1d                      [173]
Eliz. WALDRON died 13 May 1764, land to Elizabeth, wife of Richard GRIFFINHOOFE
of Ashford, taylor, her only daughter.

Eliz. & Richard GRIFFINHOOFE admitted, and then surrender to persons in their wills.

[Elizabeth being first solely & secretly Examined apart from her husband, as the custom is & the law requires.]

[ Prev. Court 26 Oct. 1757    Next Court 27 Apl. 1774]

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[96]   10 April 1765 Lord : Rev. Mr. Ffrancis HENDERFFOOTE. Hy. FFRANKLYN, Steward

Homage - Thos. HAMMOND & Thos. BONNER

Mary, wife of John PARSONS of Rochester, surrendered to Wm. GATES of Rochester, gent., (deputy 
Steward appointed for that purpose) on 6 Apl. 1765, out of court, for use of Thomas TRITTON of 
Battersea, brewer. land [as before, see 25 Apl. 1764]                                Rents 1/3d & 6/4d

Thos TRITTON admitted                                                                                                         [90 & 320]

[above entries repeated - ? other moiety]

[prev. court 25 Apl. 1764     Next Court (90) 18 Apl. 1770 (320) 23 Oct. 1789]

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[97]   25 October 1765 Same Lord and Steward

Homage: John HORTON, Thos HAMMOND & Thos. BONNER

Jas. DREWRY of Maidstone, surgeon, was admitted at Court 8 June 1740 [8 Jan 1741/2]

(1) one mess & 2 pcls. land, 1 rod & one days work & 9ft. abuts -
                          north - to mess. prev. Edward SPICE
                          west - to mess Jane WHITFELD, wid.
                          south - to lands of LORD OF MANOR
                          east - to mess. of John ATKINSON

and other lands 7 days work & 9ft. abuts -
                          west - to lands prev. Richard POPE
                          north - to mess. of John THORPE
                          east - to mess & pond
                          south - to land of Vicar
with reasonable way from Court Goote to mess. & to fetch water.

Occup. Stephen COSTEKER & Thos. LAVENDER                                      Rent 1/10d                [101]

(2) land- length 35ft. 3in., breadth (on north) 18ft. 2in. (on south) 4ft. 9in. abuts -
                          south & east - to common way, lands of John ATKINSON & lands prev. Wm. POPE
                                                                                                               Rent 1d.                   [102]

By will 9 Mar 1758, property in Loose to Wm. POST, of Hall Place, Loose, goldsmith, & Thos. CRISPE 
of Loose, gent., as trustees for wife Mary for life, then to their children. Property in Ashford & Lenham, 
mess. occup. John BOURNE, Mary SNOAD, Hy. FFRANKLYN & Jeremiah EAGLE, total results 30/10/- 
p.a. to James KETTLE of Ashford, cordwainer.
James DREWRY now dead, widow Mary living at East Farleigh.
Josias PATTERSON gent., & John WHITE, innholder, both of Ashford, apptd. attorneys.

Homage had inspected property and find many alterations, and the descriptions taken from the ancient rolls obscure .
Descriptions now -
(1) mess. now in 2 tens., one held by Messrs. FFRANKLYN & PATTERSON as their office, and other now 
occup. Mary SNOAD, with a brewhouse & washhouse held in common with tenants of Mary DREWRY, & 
two small gardens. Adjoining these tens. on south side, (the tens & gdns abutting to copyhold gutter to the 
north, to mess. or ten. of Grace WHITFELD to west, to St. Johns Lane to south & to gdn. of Rev Thos.
GELLIBRAND formerly John THORPE to the east.)                                                                   [101]
the other part of the premises consists of woodstock yard & gdn said in Court
Roll to contain 7 days work & 9ft. abut -
                          north - to St. Johns Lane
                          east - to stable & bldgs. of John WATERMAN, prev. John THORPE
                          south & east - to College lands.
                          west - to garden mentioned below. occ. John BOURNE
                                                                                                               Rent 1/10d                [101]

(2) other premises - land in breadth on west 35ft. 3 in., north 32ft on which are built stables etc. 
occ. John BOURNE and Stephen COSTEKER and garden occup. Stephen COSTEKER abuts -
                          west - to gdn. Joseph VIRRILL & Grace WHITFELD
                          north - to St. Johns Lane
                          south - to College lands
                          east - to lands above                                                     Rent 1d.                    [102]

Mary DREWRY admitted.

[ Prev. court 8 Jan 1741/2    Next Court 13 Aug. 1787 ]


ALSO
Thos. HAYWARD of Nonington, carpenter & wife Mary, Valentine COURT of Faversham, linnenweaver 
& wife Agnes, James CLARKE of Chilham, linnenweaver, & wife Elizabeth, & Katherine KERSBEY, 
spinster, being 4 surviving daus. & heirs (sister Susannah dead, intestate) of Nicholas KERSBY, dec'd 
& his wife Susannah, also dec'd.

Nicholas KERSBY was tenant of - land, 1 rood & mess, near North Lane, occup. John HONEY, carpenter, 
& Wm. SPRATT labourer abuts -
                          west - to North Lane
                          south - to lands of Mrs. Eliz. DYNE, widow, formerly John TRI--- [roll faded =TRITTON
                                                                                                                                  see rental 107]
                          east - to lands Mrs. Eliz. WATERMAN, wid.
                          north - to land called Pelhill, now John MASCALL, prev. Geo. SINNOTT, prev.
                                                     LORD of MANOR.
                                                                                                               Rent 12d.                  [108]
Surrendered to Eliz. DYNE, widow, who then surrenders to persons in her will.

[ Prev. Court                         next Court 2 Apl. 1777 ]

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[98]   2 April 1766 Same Lord & Steward

Homage: John WATERMAN & Thos. HAMMOND

Michael COX of Spalding, Lics. surrendered premises at Court 25 Oct. 1752 to Thos. WHITFELD, 
(since dec'd) as trustee for Martha ROBERTS, mess. or ten., prev. shop, length 18 1/2ft. , breadth 5 1/2ft.
abuts -
                          west - to ten of (prev. Richard and) now Stephen GREENHILL
                          north - to High Street
                          south - to Butchery Lane
                          east - to passage betw. mess. & shop of Joan MATHEWS, wid.

                                                                                                               Rent 6/-                    [256]
Thomas WHITFELD, grazier, eldest son & heir of T.W. Martha ROBERTS also dec'd, 
only dau. Elizabeth, now wife of Richd. RABSON, hatter.

Eliz. & Richd. RABSON admitted.

[ Prev. Court 24 Oct. 1753     Next Court 25 Oct. 1775.]

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[99]   17 June 1766 Same Lord. Josias PATTERSON, Deputy Steward.

Homage: Thos. HAMMOND & Thos. BONNER

Chas BAKER, elder, carpenter, was admitted at Court 18 April 1759 on surrender of Priscilla WARREN, 
widow. to mess. or ten. in several dwellings, most of which have since been taken down & new mess. erected.
Chas BAKER ygr., carpenter (son of above) has contracted to marry Caroline JONES, dau. of Hy. JONES of
Burton in Kennington, and prop. to be surrendered to son by Charles BAKER, elder & his wife Sarah.

(1) Mess. or ten., now two dwellings & 1/2 rood land, now carpenter's yard. abuts -
                          east - to land of Moyle & Whitfeld BRETON (an infant), prev. John WOODWARD.
                          south - to Kings Highway
                          west - to mess of John FFRIEND
                          north - to land mentioned below.

Occup. Chas BAKER, ygr. & Eliz. SAWKINS, wid.                                      Rent 7d.                    [43]

(2) Newly erected stables, occup. John MASCALL, & pce. of land called Gravel Pit, being other 
part of carpenter's yard.  Occup. Chas. BAKER, ygr. contng. 210 ft. abuts -
                          east - as above
                          south - to other part of carpenter's yard & land of John FFRIEND
                          north - to lands of John MASCALL called Gravel Pit
                          west - to Gravel Pit Lane
                                                                                                                Rent 2d.                  [440]

[ Prev. Court 18 Apl. 1759     Next Court 14 Oct. 1767 ]

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[100]   15 October 1766 Same Lord & Deputy Steward.

Homage John HORTON & Thos. BONNER


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[101]   6 November 1766 Same Lord & deputy Steward

Homage: Thos. HAMMOND & Thos BONNER

Bridget DUNK, widow, dec'd, was tenant of mess. prev.
(1) butcher's shop, length 13ft. 10 in. breadth 14ft. 4in. abuts
                          east - to mess of Eliz. SPRATT, Jas. Allen GORSSE, & wife Sarah & Mary ADCOCK 
                                                    & occup. John CHAPMAN, gardener.
                          west - to other part of mess. also prev. butcher's shop, prev. Jas. BATE
                          north - to Butchery
                          south - to another mess. of Bridget DUNK.

Prev. occup. Diana RATT & Katherine WHITWICK, now Deborah ELSE.
                                                                                                               Rent 3/8d                  [114]

(2) remaining part of mess. length 11ft. 6 1/2 in., breadth formerly said to be 7ft. 4 in, 
but actually 14ft 4in. abuts -
                          east - to the other part of the mess.
                          north - to butchery
                          west - to small pce. land on which mess. formerly stood.
                          south - to other mess. of Bridget DUNK

Occup. Deborah ELSE                                                                              Rent 1/-                     [115]

(3) land on which mess. prev. stood, now fenced in with posts & rails on north & west whereon 
shop of Robt. COWTON prev. stood abutting -
                          west - to waste of land of LORD OF MANOR 5ft.
                          north - to butchery
                          east - to mess. now Deborah ELSE
                          south - to mess. of Bridget DUNK, now occup. Thos. AUSTEN                            [331]

Bridget DUNK died 8 Sep. 1766

Prems. to only son Henry DUNK of Ashford, cordwainer, who is admitted & then surrenders to 
Deborah ELSE, who then surrenders to persons in her will.

[Prev court 6 July 1737    Next Court 15 Apl. 1789]

ALSO
Bridget DUNK was tenant of mess. near Butchery abuts -
                          north - to mess. prev. Bridget DUNK, now Deborah ELSE & to small pce.
                                                    land on which mess. prev. stood.
                          west - to waste land of LORD of MANOR, leading from butchery to Church.
                          south - to common lane

Length 33ft 4 in., breadth 12ft. 5in. occup. Thos AUSTEN (above)                 Rent 4/8d                  [330]

Henry DUNK admitted, and then surrenders to persons in his will.

[ prev. court 6 July 1737     next Court 30 Dec. 1767 ]

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[102]   22 April 1767 Same Lord & Steward

Homage: John LOVEDAY, Thos. HAMMOND, Thos. BONNER & Rchd. RABSON

Martha BRETON, widow, dec'd., was tenant of 2 acres of land & by will 22April 1761 prop. to three sons, 
Moyle, Moyse & Whitfeld BRETON. Moyle BRETON & Edward FFINCH of Tenterden, gent., guardians 
for Whitfeld. Moyse B. dead before his mother, who died 1 March 1766.

Geo. Geree ELWICK, gent., & John WHITE, innholder, apptd. attorneys.

Land, prev. planted with cherries, now apples & cherries, 2 acres, occup. John WOODWARD, then 
James BANKS, then Stephen COSTEKER, now John CHAPMAN abuts -
                          south - to highway
                          north - to land prev. called St. Ann's Land, prev. Herbert WOODWARD, Alice MACE, 
                                                    wid., & Grace GELLIBRAND
                          west - to land late John WOODWARD, & now Moyle & Whitfeld BRETON
                                                    called Brookfield & to walled garden of the same owners.
                          east - to land prev. Richard ATKINS, now Wm. AUSTEN, maltster.
                                                                                                              Rent 2/6d                   [243]
Moyle BRETON admitted.

[ Prev. Court 30 Aug. 1759    Next Court 24 June 1768]


John LAMBIN, butcher, dec'd., [bur. 27 Mar 1759/60] was tenant of -
(1) one little pce. alnd on which part of his hse. has been erected, length 11ft., breadth 4ft. abuts -
                          east - to washhouse
                          north - to shop of John LAMBIN
and another pce. land, length 12ft., breadth 5 1/2ft. on which another part of his hse. has been erected. 
abuts -                west & south - to highway
                          north - to premises as above
                                                                                                              Rent 8d.                     [57]

(2) corner (butchers) shop in Market, now Butchery, with cellar under & garrett & chamber over abuts -
                          east - to mess. prev. shop of John LAMBIN
                          south - to dwelling hse. prev shop -ditto-
                          north & west - to Butchery                                              Rent 9d.                    [58]

(3) pce. land with stable & garden abuts -
                          north - to Churchyard 30(?)ft 6 in.
                          south - to gdn. James COUTTS 28ft. 3in.
                          east - to land John WATERMAN 57ft 3in.
                          west - to way to gdn.of James COUTTS 57ft. 6 in
                                                                                                              Rent 3d.                     [59]

(4) mess. or ten. prev. shop length 15ft., breadth on one end 11ft. & other 8ft.
                                                                                                              Rent 14d.                   [60]

(5) mess or ten., prev. shop near place prev. called Market Place abuts -
                          west - to above-mentioned butcher's shop,
                          east - to shop of Joan MATTHEWS
                          north - to place prev. Market now Burchery
                          south - to part of house of John LAMBIN., occup. Mary Clark
                                                                                                             Rent 4d.                      [61]

John LAMBIN surrendered to persons in his will at Court 2 June 1746. By will 11 March 1759 
property to wife Frances for life , and then to niece Elizabeth ARTHUR, spinster, & nephew & niece 
John & Mary BAKER, son & dau. of James BAKER of Sheerness, carpenter & wife Mary.

John LAMBIN died 22 March [1759] & wife Frances since died [bur. 28 Oct. 1765]
John BAKER & Mary BAKER, & Eliz. ARTHUR (by James BAKER as guardian) admitted.

[ Prev. Court 30 Aug. 1759    Next Court 25 October 1775]

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[103]   25 May 1767 Same Lord & Steward

Homage: Thos BONNER, John SCOTT & Thos. HAMMOND

Wm. TOURNAY, gent., of Hythe, Robt. TOURNAY, gent., of Hythe, Thos TOURNAY, clerk, of Dover, 
John TOURNAY, grocer of Hythe, prev. Ashford, Robt. TOURNAY, ygr., of Mersham. clerk, being 
nephews & co-heirs of Thos. TOURNAY of Ashford, grocer, Richard SMITH, clerk of Hythe, &
John PUCKLE of Hythe, linendraper, appt. John WATERMAN of Ashford, gent.,& John WHITE, innholder, 
of Hythe, as attorneys to be admitted to land, with stable & garden

(1) 1 rood abuts -
                          east - to road Ashford/Kingsnorth
                          south - to prev. John TAPPENDEN, now Richard [John?] ROUSE, &
                                                    land of Baptist Mtg. House.
                          west - to lands prev. Wm. MARSH then Thos. TOURNAY [roll faded]
                          [north] - to land prev. John FFRENCH -ditto-

Occup. Robt. GIBBS, then Thos. PURSSARD                                            [Rent 2/-?]                 [63]

(2) also land with necessary house, being part of backside of house of John FFRENCH & wife Mary, 
then Thos. TOURNAY, prev. occup. Mary CAREY, then Sarah WHITFELD, divided from mess. by 
common gutter.                                                                                        Rent 10d.                 [358]

(3) also : land with woodlodge, being south part of garden of mess. occup. Mary CAREY, now 
Sarah WHITFELD, and enclosed on east & south sides by brick wall abuts -
                          north - to land above
                          east - to Baptist Meeting House
                          south - to St. Johns Lane
                          west - to passage & outhouses of mess. of John SIMMONDS
                                                                                                              Rent 1/-                     [359]

(4) also two pcs. land now garden & brewhouse abuts -
                          north - to gutter
                          west - to land of Thos. BONNER, late Anne BARRETT, wid.
                          south - to St. John Lane
                          east - to land late Thos. TOURNAY
                                                                                                               Rent 3d.                  [360]
late occup. Robt. PAGE [WAGE?], then James ELDEN

(5) also gdn. length 32 ft., breadth 30ft. with buildings abuts -
                          north - to gdn. prev. John HANDFIELD, now Ffrancis WILLIS
                          west - to gdn. prev. Ann now Peter & Richd. RABSON
                          south - to Churchfield
                          east - to gdn. prev. Thos FFITCH, then John LOVEDAY 

prev. occup. Joseph OSBORN then Thos. SWEETLOVE                             Rent 6d.                     [110]

Anthony INGLES apptd. attorney to surrender property

(1) to Thos. PURSSARD, rest to Richard SMITH & John PUCKLE, who then surrender to Sarah WHITFELD 
nos. 2 - 4, who then surrenders to persons in her will.

(5) to SMITH & PUCKLE as trustees for sale.

[Prev. court (110) 13 Oct 1761,  (358-359) 25 Feb. 1748/9   (360) 18 Apl. 1759    Next Court 14 Oct 1767 ]

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[104]   14 October 1767 Same Lord & Steward

Homage : John HORTON, Thos. HAMMOND, Thos BONNER, & Thos. PURSSARD

Richd. SMITH, clerk, & John PUCKLE, linendraper, both of Hythe, apptd. Anthony INGLES, gent., as attorney.

Surrender of garden 32ft x 30 ft. [as Court 28 May 1767 item 5]
                                                                                                               Rent 6d.                    [110]
[Prev. Court 25 May 1767      next Court 18 Apl. 1770]

ALSO
Chas. BAKER elder, surrendered at Court 17 June 1766 [q.v.] [next court - none EMBERY in rental 1773]

Chas BAKER, ygr. & wife Caroline now admitted to prems.                          Rents 7d & 2d

[ Prev. court 17 June 1766 [43 & 44]

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[105]   30 December 1767 Same Lord & Deputy Steward

Homage: Thos. HAMMOND & Thos. BONNER

Henry DUNK, cordwainer, surrenders to use of Joseph VIRRILL, hatter, mess. or ten. near Butchery abuts -
mess. prev. Henry DUNK, now Deborah ELSE, & to small pce. of land where mess. prev. stood (below) 
                                                                                                               Rent 4/8d                  [330]
[ As Court 6 Nov. 1766 Thos. AUSTEN described as WHITESMITH]

also small pce. land on which mess. prev. stood, now fenced off with posts & rails on north & west. 
Length E - W 12ft. in breadth 5ft. abuts -
                          north - to waste of LORD OF MANOR
                          east - to mess. of Deborah ELSE
                          south - to mess above

Occup. by Thos. AUSTEN                                                                         Rent 1/-                     [331]

Joseph VIRRILL admitted.

[ Prev. Court 6 Nov. 1766           Next Court 15 Apl. 1789]

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[106]   6 April 1768 Same Lord & Steward

Homage: Thos. PURSSARD, Chas. BAKER,ygr., Abraham FFLINT, & John SCOTT

Wm. DEARSLEY or John ROBINSON of Romford, Essex, gents., apptd. as Deputy Steward to accept 
surrender of Mary, wife of Morgan Apsley HALL, of Romford, surgeon.

Two mess. now two dwellings & three gardens abuts
                          east - to malthouses of Geo. PATEY, late called Pound Close Barn, 32ft. 3in
                          west - to College land & to lands late Mary NOAKES, widow, now John WATERMAN, 36ft. 3in.
                          north - to St. Johns Lane, 9 rods,14ft. 6in [163ft.]
                          south - to land to malthouse, prev. Pound Barn Close, & upper end where 
                                                    Pound Barn stood, 10 rods, 7in. [165ft. 7in]

formerly occup. Geo APSLEY (grandfather of Morgan Apsley HALL) and Robt., ARROWES, then 
Martha SIMPSON, wid., & Wm. POPE, now Geo. PATEY & Joseph HIGHWOOD.   Rent 7d.         [244]

Geo. PATEY admitted, and then surrenders to persons in his will.

[Prev. Court 26 October 1757     Next Court 6 April 1774]

ALSO
Thos. APSLEY of Ashford, woollendraper, surrenders land called Long Tilton, 
3 acres, 3 1/2 roods, with stable recently erected where a lodge stood.         Rent 7/6d                  [24]

and - land adjoining 3 rods, 20 perch                                                          Rent 4d                     [25]

In his own occup. With right of way over land of Thos. HUSSEY called Short Tilton, 
to highway Ashford/Kennington

Surrender to persons in his will.

[ Prev. court 1 May 1755    Next Court 6 Apl. 1774]


Samuel BROOKS of Ashford, staymaker, Minister, Teacher & Preacher of separate congregation in 
Ashford & thereabouts called Baptists, asks to be admitted in accordance with the will of Mary TAYLOR, 
dec'd. Land 63 ft. on east & west, 14ft 2in. on north, & 12ft. 9in on south abuts -
                          north - to ten. prev. Jeremiah FFOWLE, now trustees of Baptists of which
                                                    Geo. GREEN was late Minister, & Sam. BROOKS present
                          east - to gdn. & bldgs. of Mrs. Sarah WHITFELD
                          west - to gdn. of Thos. BONNER

together with footway to St. Johns Lane                                                      Rent 7d.                    [38]

[ Prev. Court Next Court 15 Feb. 1923]


ALSO
Wm. TOURNAY etc [as 25 May 1767] appt. John WHITE innholder, & Stapleton PAIN, yeoman, 
both of Ashford to accept -

(1) Shop with cellar, called Cage 16ft x 13ft abuts -
                          east - to land prev. Henry GIBBS
                          south - to land prev. Margaret SNOAD, now Stephen GREENHILL
                          west & north - to Highway

Occup. James COUTTS, Vincent VARHAM & James KETTLE, now James COUTTS 
& Timothy WAISTELL                                                                                                                [64]

(2) Chimney 10ft x 4ft abutting to "Cage".                                                                                    [65]

(3) Gdn. & stable 54 ft. x 34 ft.                                                                                                   [66]

(4) Lane to Churchyard 58 1/2 ft                                                                                                 [66]

Premises surrendered at Court, 18 October 1758, subject to cancellation if 130 paid.

This sum not paid, Wm. TOURNAY etc., admitted, then surrender to Richard SMITH & John PUCKLE

[ Prev. Court 18 Oct. 1758      next Court 3 May 1793]


John ROUSE of Dover, staymaker, & wife Hester, surrender for use of Mary BOYS of Mersham, 
spinster, mess or ten. & garden in Marsh Lane, abuts -
                          east - to road to Kingsnorth 34ft. 2in.
                          west - to land prev. John REEVE, now Baptist Mtg. Hse. 34ft. 2in.
                          north - to land prev. Thos. TOURNAY, now Thos. PURSSARD 64ft. 2in.
                          south - to mess. prev. Joan CHAMPION, widow, now OVERSEERS OF THE POOR, 
                                                    formerly called Bridewell House. 64 ft. 4 in.

late occup. Wm. GARHAM, now Rev. Philip HAWKINS                                Rent 10/-                  [56]

Mary BOYS admitted.

[ prev. Court 10 Sep. 1760    Next Court 10 May 1773]

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[107]   24 June 1768 Same Lord & Steward

Homage: John SCOTT & Thos. BONNER

Rev. Moyle BRETON is tenant in moiety of land ([As Court 22 Apl.1767] now occup. Wm. WARD & John CURLING) surrenders for use of Josias PATTERSON
                                                                                                               Rent 1/3d                 [243]
(for moiety)

Josias PATTERSON admitted & surrenders to persons in his will.

[Prev. Court 22 Apl. 1767     Next Court 16 June 1772]

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[108]   19 October 1768    Same Lord & Steward

Homage: John HORTON, Thos. HAMMOND, Geo. PATEY, & James COSTEKER

John LOVEDAY & wife Mary surrender to Thos. CHEESMAN mess. or ten abuts -
                          north - to mess. prev. Phebe OSBORNE, then Deborah IRELAND, now John IMPETT
                          east - to mess of Peter & Richard RABSON 12ft. 3 in.
                          west - to High Street 14 ft.
                          south - to footway to butcher's shambles 45ft. 2in.

occup. John LOVEDAY, now Thos. CHEESMAN, butcher                            Rent 8/4d                  [69]

Thos. CHEESMAN admitted.

[ Prev. court 13 Apl. 1748    next Court 29 Oct. 1788]

again
John LOVEDAY & wife Mary, mess in two dwellings, one slaughterhouse, & stable under one roof, 
one slaughter pound with lodge & garden abuts -
                          north - to Churchyard
                          east - to passage to land of James COSTEKER
                          south - to Churchfield
                          west - to garden of Joseph VIRRILL

Occup. John LOVEDAY, then Thos. CHEESMAN, now John ILLDEN            Rent 1/4d.

To use of John & Mary LOVEDAY, or longer liver for life, (then to Thos, CHEESMAN) north part only 
abutting to Churchyard north, occup. John ILLDEN, hse & gdn., slaughterhse., pound & well, @ 10d.
Thos. CHEESMAN admitted to balance at 6d.                                                                          [70 &218]

[Mary LOVEDAY buried 14 Nov. 1779    John LOVEDAY bur. 7 June 1785]

[ Prev. Court 20 Oct. 1747     next Court 29 Oct 1788]


Henry GOLD, fellmonger, dec'd, held mess or ten. containing one shop, one cellar, one kitchen, 
two chambers & two garretts, with a small piece of land on south side, but lately built upon abuts -
                          east - to Church Lane
                          south - to way to Church
                          north - to Highway
                          west - to mess of Joan MATTHEWS

Occup. Thos. NEWTON, then Mary NEWTON, then John REEVE, 
now Elizabeth PIERCE, widow.                                                                  Rent 3/-                     [159]

Hy. GOLD surrendered to persons in his will 20 March 1764.

By will 28 June 1764 prop. above and freehold land adjoining Ashford Bridge (used as a 
fellmongers yard , and purch of Allen RATT) to my son Hy. GOLD

Hy. GOLD (senior) died 5 May 1768 [bur. 9 May 1768]

Hy. GOLD (son) admitted.

[ Prev court 20 March 1764        Next Court 4 Dec. 1793]


ALSO
Thomas MATSON, baker, & wife Prudence surrender to use of Ffrancis WHITFELD, clerk. -
two small mess. or tens. occup. Robt. LAW & Mary HUGHES, widow, except a room prev. wheeler's 
shop & chamber over, prev. used with one of the mess. is NOT to be passed to Ffrancis WHITFELD.

also land adjoining and lying behind mess. - length - on south 30 ft. 10 1/2 in, on north 30 ft. 7in
breadth - on east 10ft. 4in, near middle 10 ft. 6in, on west 24 ft. abuts -
                          west - to mess. above
                          south - to mess. of James Tappenden, carpenter, and brewhse. of Ffrancis WHITFELD
                          east & north - to other copyhold land of Thomas MATSON

This land is part of timberyard, balance retained by MATSON, the whole rent of 1 1/2 d
being divided, 1/2d to WHITFELD, 1d. to MATSON.

Ffrancis WHITFELD admitted                                                                                                    [351]

[ Prev. Court 9 Apl. 1760    next Court 21 October 1778]

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[109]   29 March 1769    Same Lord & Steward


Homage: Thos. PURSSARD, Thos. HAMMOND, Thos. CHEESMAN,
& Thos. BONNER

First proclamation of death of Nicholas BOURNE, gent., of Westwell.

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[110]   20 September 1769    Same Lord & Deputy Steward

Homage: Thos. HAMMOND & John SCOTT

Peter RABSON, hatter, attended in Open Court at the Court House, but then adjourned to his own 
dwelling house on account of being very ill, surrenders to bro. Richard moiety of his property, held 
at rents of 1/3d, 10d, 1/3d, 2/8d & 7 1/2d.
                                                                                                                                               [251- 255]

[Peter RABSON buried 28 Sep. 1769]

[ Prev. court 1 Apl. 1762    Next Court 7 June 1785]

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[111]   18 October 1769    Same Lord & Steward

Homage: Chas. BAKER, Abraham FFLINT, Jas. COSTEKER & Richd. RABSON

Grace WHITFELD, being now 21 years of age, is admitted to premises held at rents of 5d. & 8d.    [339 - 340]

Admittted & then surrenders to persons in her will.

[ Prev. court 26 Oct. 1761 Next Court 5 Sep. 1814]


ALSO
Richard RABSON & wife Elizabeth surrender to use of Benjamin COMBER, tanner. :
one hse. prev. barn, on land 3 perch 7 1/2ft. abuts-
                          north - to gdn. late Thos. DODD, now Sarah WHITFELD, gdn. of Sam BROOKES
                                         (Baptist teacher), formerly lands of John HAWTREY, gent. 1 rod,10 1/2ft. [27 ft.]
                          south - to St. Johns Lane 1 rod, 16ft 4in
                          west - to passage of Sam. BROOKES, 29ft.
                          east - to passage of Sarah WHITFELD, 26ft. 4in.

with right of way in High Street at Court Gate beyond the lands of LORD OF MANOR,
to prems. late occup. Thos. BRICE, now Wm. COLVILLE.
                                                                                                               Rent 2/-                     [91]
Benjamin COMBER admitted.

First proclamation of death of John MASCALL
         -ditto-                         Elizabeth WATERMAN.
Second proclamation of death of Nicholas BOURNE

[ Prev. court 20 Apl. 1752     Next Court 8 October 1791]

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[112]   18 April 1770    Same Lord & Deputy Steward

Homage: Geo. PATEY, Thos. HAMMOND, Thos. BONNER, Thos. CHEESMAN.

Josias PATTERSON apptd. Deputy Steward to take surrender of Anna Maria, wife of Thos. TRITTON 
of Battersea, brewer, of land one rood, two perch abuts -
                          south - to land called Churchfield, prev. LORD OF MANOR
                          west - to footway, Churchyard/Churchfield
                          north - to Churchyard & land of Thos. HAMMOND
                          east - to land prev. Robt. COOPER, now Richd. RABSON

Occup. Wm. TAYLOR, now John BACK Rent                                              2/6d

Thos. TRITTON appts. Josias PATTERSON & John WHITE his attorneys.

John CHAPMAN admitted.                                                                                                         [90]

[ Prev. court 10 Apl. 1765    Next Court 15 Apl. 1789 ]


ALSO
John MASCALL was tenant of land, 28 acres, called Netherland, Southwood, Goldmead, 
Perilacre & Little Mead etc.

By will 9 August 1769, property to son Robt. MASCALL, but wife Mary, Edw. DERING of Doddington, 
surgeon, Baker COATES of New Romney, grazier, guardians. Lands held at rents of 1/16/- & 2/4/-
                                                                                                                                                [225 &226]

John MASCALL dec'd 30 August, 1769, and John GIFFORD, gent & John WHITE, innholder, apptd. attorneys.

(1) 3 pces. land called Hookwood, Further Goldmead & Nether Goldmead, prev. 5 pcs. etc. 28 acres 
abutting -            north - to lands called Perilacre,
                          east - lands called Middle Acre, & Bennett's Brooke
                          west - to lands of Isaac RUTTON,
                          south - to river.

Prev. occup. John MASCALL, now Edw. DERING,ygr.                                 36/-

(2) 3 pcs. land, 28 acres called Hookwood abutting -
                          north & east - to Shatfield
                          south - to lands prev. Clement COURT, then Nicholas SAWKINS, now Eliz. SAWKINS,
                                                wid, lands of David LADD, lands of trustees of Edw. HUNTER & to river.
                          west & north - to lands in (1) above

Occup. as (1)                                                                                           Rent 44/-

John MASCALL surrendered to persons in his will 27 Oct. 1756 (will also refers to dau. Hester MASCALL)

Robt. MASCALL admitted

[ Prev. Court 27 Oct. 1756    Next Court 17 Oct. 1783]


ALSO
Nicholas BOURNE of Westwell, gent.,dec'd, held -
(1) 1 pce. land, called Ashford Meadow, 7 acres occup. Nich. BOURNE, now by Nicholas BOURNE, 
his son, abutting -
                          east - to lands of Stephen GREENHILL, lands late Geo. SAYER, then
                                                    Josias PATTERSON, now Abraham FFLINT, ironmonger.
                          south - to small pce. land of LORD OF MANOR, & two small pces. prev. Thos. HARRISON, 
                                            now Hy. GOLD, fellmonger,since inclosed & lying between meadow & highway.
                          west - to River Stour
                          north - to other land of Nich. BOURNE.
                                                                                                              Rent 1/3/4d               [77 & 94]

Nicholas BOURNE surrendered at Court 26 Oct. 1757  By will 26 Nov. 1768 all prop. in Ashford, 
Willesboro. & Westwell, incl. mess. called Gignash in trust for son Nich. BOURNE. BOURNE (elder) 
died 9 Feb.1769, and son now asks to be admitted, as above, Ashford Meadow.

ALSO as above for pce. land, part of land called Little Princes, 2 acres in parish of Willesborough in 
yoke of Henwood abuts -
                          east - to land late Geo. SAYER, then Josias PATTERSON, now. Ab. FLINT
                          southeast - to other (freehold) part of Little Princes of Nich. BOURNE
                          southwest - to other land of Nich. BOURNE called Orchard Field.
                          northwest - to other land of Nich.BOURNE called Coney Clapper Field.
                          northeast - to other lands of Bourne called Great Princes. 
                                                                                                              Rent 2/-                      [78 & 95]

ALSO
as above, 2 pces. land prev. one, called Great & Little Cowleaze 9-3-13p {?}, late occup. John DUNK 
of Ashford, London carrier, now John BOURNE of Ashford, baker, abutting-
                          east - to River Stour
                          south - to lands prev. Richd. ATKINS, now Wm. AUSTEN
                          west - to lands of Alice MACE & Grace GELLIBRAND
                          north - to Parsonage Glebe. Rent 8/-

Nicholas BOURNE (son) admitted in all cases                                                                             [78 & 96}

[ Prev. Court 26 Oct. 1757    Next Court 17 Nov. 1770]


ALSO
Joseph VIRRILL of Ashford, hatter & wife Abigail, surrender gdn., length 32 ft., breadth 30ft. with bldg., 
now stable, & granary over, and one lane adjoining abutting -
                          north - to gdn. of Joane MATTHEWS, wid.
                          west - to gdn. of Richd. RABSON
                          south - to Churchfield
                          east - to common way from Churchyard to Churchfield.

Occup. Thomas SWEETLOVE                                                                  Rent 6d.                    [110]

Wm. DOWNE of Wye, miller, admitted. 

[ Prev. Court 14 Oct. 1767 Next Court ]

Second proclamation of death of Eliz. WATERMAN
First proclamation of death of Thomas MATSON [bur. 21 Dec. 1769]

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[113]   17 October 1770    Same Lord & Steward

Homage: Thos. BONNER, John SCOTT, Chas. BAKER

Nicholas BOURNE of Westwell, gent., eldest son of Nicholas BOURNE, dec'd. & Mary BOURNE, 
now of Maidstone, relict of Nicholas BOURNE, dec'd  
Surrender moiety of land as (1) at Court 18 Apl. 1770 to John DUNK of Smeeth, grazier    Rent 11/-    [1/2]
    -ditto-                 land as (2)                                                                  Rent 1/-                         [1/2]
    -ditto-                 land as (3)                                                                  Rent 4/-                         [1/2]

Other moiety then surrendered to Thos. COLE of Ashford, carpenter.                                      [77-79 & 94-96]

[ Prev. Court 18 Apl. 1770    Next Court 14 Apl.1773 (77-79);    20 Oct. 1780 (94 - 96)]


ALSO
Geo. Geree ELWICK of Ashford, gent., & wife Timothia surrender
(1) Mess. with brewhouse etc., gdn., length on north 13 1/2rods [222ft. 9in.] on south 12 1/2 rods [206ft. 3in],
oneast 6 rods, 7ft. [106ft.]  on west 7 rods 7ft. [122 ft. 6in] abutting -
                          east - to lands prev. Mary SMITH,wid., then dau. Ann SMITH, spinster, now James BANKS
                          south - to lands desc. below prev. Wm. JEMMETT, now G.G. ELWICK
                          west - to mess. prev. Wm. CLARKE, now Alice MACE & Grace GELLIBRAND
                          north - to highway

Occup. Geo. Gerree ELWICK                                                                    Rent 8d.                   [112]

(2) two pcs. land, 3 1/2 acres & 1 rood, where barn & malthouse prev. stood abutting -
                          east - to river
                          north - to lands prev. Wm. CLARKE, now Alice MACE & Grace Gellibrand, lands
                                          above of G.G. ELWICK. & land prev. Joseph OSBORNE, then Thomas
                                               WATERMAN, now Mary GOLD, wid.
                          south - to land prev. Geo SINNOTT, now John MASCALL
                          west - to street & to lands prev. CLARKE, now MACE & GELLIBRAND.

Also occup. G.G. ELWICK                                                                        Rent 4/6d                  [113]

Surrender to Geo. Geree ELWICK for life, and then in accord, with indent. 25/26 Sept. 1770 between 
G.G. ELWICK and Geo. JEMMETT (nephew of G.G.E.) of Pudding Lane, London, Edward CURTEIS 
of Tenterden & daughter Mary, Jeremiah CURTEIS of Rye & Wm. JEMMETT of Ashford [Marriage 
settlement of Wm. JEMMETT & Mary CURTEIS].

[ Prev. Court 22 July 1749       Next Court 19 Oct. 1781]


ALSO

Ffrancis WILLIS, linnendraper, dec'd., was tenant of
(1) one small pce. land whereon two stables & a necessary house have lately been built, abutting -
                          on east - to lands prev. Simon EVERNDEN, then Thos. CROUCH, then Thos. DAN, 
                                                    & now Abraham FFLINT 19ft. 7in. [90ft. 7"]
                          on south - to lands of Parish Church
                          on west- to lands prev. John PARKER,now Wm. SPRATT,ygr (heirs) 87ft 5in
                          on north - -ditto- 38ft. 6in.

Occup. prev. Edward ELSE & John CHAPMAN, now John HOOKER of Ashford, carpenter . 
                                                                                                               Rent 10d.          [182]

[ Prev. Court 18 Oct 1758 Next Court (part only) 20 Oct. 1786]

(2) shop, prev. butchers, breadth 7ft., length 12 1/2ft. in place prev. called Market Place, now Butchery, abutting -
                          west - to ten. late Martha ROBERTS, now Eliz.,wife of Richd. RABSON, prev.
                                                    butcher's shop of Edward NOWER
                          east - to another shop described below
                          north - to High Street
                          south - to way to Ashford Church

Occup. late John BIGG, cobler,[sic] now John HONEY.                                Rent 4/-                    [183]

(3) one shop, prev. butchers, late glaziers, now dwelling, in Butchery (prev. Market Place) abutting -
                          north - to common way
                          south - to waste lands of LORD OF MANOR
                          east - to footway & other waste - ditto-
                          west - to tens. prev. butcher's shop of John LAMBIN, now John & Eliz. BAKER  Length 
                                 17 1/2ft, breadth 7 1/2ft, occup. Wm. BURBRIDGE, glazier, now Michael LOVEDAY 
                                                                                                              Rent 6/4d                   [184]

[                                                     Next Court 29 Oct. 1788]

(4) shop, prev. butchers, now part of dwelling occup. John HONEY, & small shop adjoining, breadth 7ft., 
length 24 ft. abutting
                          west - to butcher's shop, first mentioned above.
                          east - to shop of LORD OF MANOR
                          south - to footway
                          north - to high street

Occup. Edward ELSE, now John HONEY                                                   Rent 8/-                    [185]

WILLIS surrendered 24 Oct. 1755 to persons in his will.

By will 11 Apl. 1758 these prems., purchased of Mrs. Anne FFULLAGER & Elizabeth & Sarah SCOTT, 
to use of Joan MATTHEWS for life, subject to payment of an annuity of 5 to Elizabeth SHEPPERD, wid., 
one of the sisters of his dec'd wife, then to Anne MATTHEWS, dau. of Joane, subject to annuity of 3 to 
Eliz. SHEPPERD.

Ffrancis WILLIS dec'd 4 June 1758 [bur. 10 June 1758]
Joane MATTHEWS dec'd [bur. 2 Aug. 1770]

Ann MATTHEWS (now mar. to John HOOKER, carpenter) admitted.

[ Francis WILLIS m Ann HUTT 1731 who died Oct. 1757, Edw. SHEPHERD m Eliz. HUTT 1732 " " Sep. 1772
     Thos. MATTHEWS m Joan HUTT 1730 " " Aug 1770]

[John HOOKER m Ann MATTHEWS 1761]

[ Prev. Court 18 Oct. 1758


Thos. MATSON of Ashford, baker, was tenant of land, part of Timber yard, whereon a shop with chamber 
over (being part of mess. formerly built) remains, & also bldg. for stable & granary over, was new erected 
by Thos. MATSON abutting
                          north - to land , heirs Stephen KEMSLEY
                          east - to land Leonard APSLEY, part of timber yard
                          west & south - to land Rev. Ffrancis WHITFELD, also part of timber yard
                          east - to Castle Lane [?impossible]
                                                                                                                Rent 1d.                   [222]

Thos. MATSON surrendered 24 Oct. 1759 to persons in his will.

By will, 5 Oct. 1759, prems. to wife Prudence MATSON

Thomas MATSON dead [bur. 21 Dec. 1769] Prudence admitted.

[ Prev. Court 19 Oct. 1768     Next Court 17 Jan 1792]

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[114]   7 November 1770    Same Lord & Steward

Homage: Abraham FFLINT & Thos. BONNER

Thos. WATERMAN,elder, dec'd.,[bur. 8 Nov. 1746] surrendered 21 Oct 1730, to use of son Thos. WATERMAN 
& wife Elizabeth, one pce. land, barn etc., one rood abutting -
                          north - to land prev. LORD OF MANOR, now John MASCALL
                          west - to lands prev. Samuel HALL, now John WATERMAN
                          east & south - lands prev. Alexander PHILPOT, now also John WATERMAN 

together with reasonable way to North Lane, over land then occup. by Thos.WATERMAN, 
the son, now James FFLINT.                                                                     Rent 6d.                    [344]

Thos & Eliz. WATERMAN dec'd [Thos. jnr. bur. 20 Aug. 1741]

Land to John WATERMAN, bro. of Thos., who is admitted.

also
land 2 acres, 3 roods abutting -
                          south - to land, prev. LORD OF MANOR, now John MASCALL, land of
                                           John HORTON of Ashford, maltster, & lands of Thos. COLE, carpenter
                          north & east - to other lands of John MASCALL
                          west - to other land of Thos WATERMAN, the father

with reasonable way to North Lane                                                             Rent 4/6d                  [345]

John WATERMAN admitted as above, and then surrenders both pieces to persons in his will.

[ Prev. Court 21 Oct. 1730 Next        Court 21 June 1779]

[Henry FFRANKLYN buried 8 March 1771]

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