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12 January 1911

Horace BROWN of East Stour, farmer, surrenders to George CHEESMAN of 11 King's Bench Walk, Temple Inn,  
& Charles Mead WORSFOLD, of Feltham, Middlesex, engineer, on sale, consideration 50. -

small piece of land on west side of 9 High Street.
                                                                                                        Rent 1d.                           [pt.358]
Admitted 4 August 1894, on surrender of William LOVE & William Elliott LONG, heirs and trustees
 of Edward LOVE.


CHEESMAN & WORSFOLD admitted.

[ blue on plan to Court 1885]

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12 February 1912


William JONES of 26 Postman's Row, builder, held messuage etc., previously occupied by William JONES & 
John BIRD, now partly unoccupied & part by Maria JONES, abutting -
                          east - to footway to premises previously James MERCER, now Richard MACKLIN etc.
                          north - to other premises previously James MERCER, now Richard MACKLIN etc.
                          west - to premises now enfranchised of J.R. PHILPOT, now George KNOWLES.
                          south - to Park Street
                                                                                                        Rent 2d.                           [215e]
Previously 22 - 26 Postman's Row, now 22 & 24 Postman's Row, & Park House, Park Street.

Admitted 9 March 1888, on surrender of Charles, George & Mary Ann FREEMAN.

Deceased 26 September 1903. By will 5 November 1901, property to trustees, wife Maria, of Park House, & 
son Charles JONES of 70 Inville Road, Walworth, Surrey, messenger.
Probate 9 October 1903.

Maria & Charles JONES admitted.

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13 February 1914


Charles HOARE & and Rowland Nevill BENNETT [ trustees of THANET / TUFTON] held land, Couch Grass 
Field, now Tournay Field, 5 - 2 - 10p, then 5 - 2 - 36p, of which 36p sold to South East Railway.
Occupied by James BRIDGE, now Alfred George BAILEY, abutting -
                          north - to land previously Adam SCHOALES, now Railway Company.
                          west - to land previously Adam SCHOALES, now A.G. BAILEY & land of Railway.
                          south - to land previously G.E. JEMMETT, now Railway
                          east - to land previously Rev. E.J.Nassau MOLESWORTH, now Railway.
                                                                                                        Rent 8/6d.                         [289b]


also: land, Footway plot, 6 acres, abutting -
                          north - to land of Railway
                          east - to Bull Meadow
                          south - to river
                                                                                                        Rent 8/-                           [284]
Occupied by John COBB, now A.G. BAILEY 

Admitted 28 June 1895

Charles HOARE, deceased 20 March 1898 .
Alfred HOARE of 37 Fleet Street, London, appointed in his place.

Rowland BENNETT deceased 12 August 1909. By will dated 22 June 1904, brother-in-law
George Vaughan BROWNE & nephew Aderne Mere LATHAM executors.

William DAWSON of Lincoln's Inn appointed in place of BENNETT.
New trustees appointed.

[ Enfranchised 14 May 1923 - see CKS U991/T31]

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12 May 1914


Thomas HOLLANDS of Margate, innkeeper, & Richard Henry ROBERTS of Ashford, plumber, (executors of 
William PIETY) held -

messuage or tenement, occupied by Stephen PIDDLESDEN, now Frank Crosley CLIFTON, now 45 High Street abutting - 
                          north - to High Street
                          east - to premises of devisees of Josias HARMS
                          west - to premises of Thomas HOLLANDS
                          south - to common lane
                                                                                                        Rents 7/8d + 1/6d [114 & 330a]

Admitted 16 December 1881


ROBERTS deceased 21 June 1883
By indtre 14 August 1883 George Simeon SENIOR appointed trustee.
By indtre 18 November 1913 Henry Armand COWAN, solicitor's clerk, of Albert Road appointed in lieu of SENIOR.

HOLLANDS deceased (at Sevenoaks) 27 January 1914.

Henry Armand COWAN admitted.

Fanny JELL, now of Cheltenham, acknowledges repayment if monies due by conditional surrender 
16 December 1881.

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29 June 1914


Thomas HOLLANDS, musician, deceased, held messuage occupied by William CHARLTON, now George
STEVENSON, now 49 High Street, abutting -
                          north - to High Street
                          west - to passage to churchyard
                          south - to back lane to premises of James HARMS
                          east - to premises below
                                                                                                        Rent 6/7d
 

also: messuage occupied as above, now 47 High Street Rent 6/7d, abutting -
                          north - to High Street
                          west - to messuage above
                          south - to back lane to premises of James HARMS
                          east - to messuage of devisees of William PIETY, to be sold to William PLEDGE
                                                                                                                                                [115]

Now one premises

Admitted 21 August 1868


HOLLANDS deceased 17 January 1912. By will dated 1 September 1903, property to trustees, Henry A. COWAN
& William AMBROSE of Sevenoaks (who deceased at Tonbridge 8 August 1909)
Probate 26 February 1914.

COWAN admitted and then surrenders to William PLEDGE of Barrow Hill Farm, on sale, consideration 390.


ALSO : Henry Armand COWAN of Albert Road, Ashford, gives evidence of repayment to Fanny Jell of monies
secured by conditional surrender of property at rents of 6/7d & 6/7d at Court 16 December 1881.


ALSO: Henry A. COWAN surrenders to William PLEDGE of Barrow Hill Farm, trustee of will of William PIETY, on
sale, consideration 335, for messuage or tenement in High Street, occupied previously by Stephen
PIDDLESDEN, now Frank Crosby CLIFTON, abutting - now 45 High Street
                          north - to High Street
                          east - to premises of devisees of James HARMS
                          west - to premises previously Thomas Holland, to be sold to PLEDGE
                          south - to common lane
                                                                                                        Rent 7/6d + 1/6d              [114 + 330a]

Admitted 12 May 1914

William PLEDGE admitted.

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12 July 1916    Out of Court

William Richard BROWNE, late of "Man of Kent" , victualler, held messuage or tenement & shop 36' x 22' 2"
& 24", and land adjoining, abutting -
                          west - to Corn Market
                          east - to messuage previously James BARNS, then his widow, then W.R. BROWNE
                          south & north - to passages
                                                                                                        Rent 1/4d.                        [296]
Occupied by Henry [Henden ] HOUGHTON, his widow Mary & Osmond PARKER, now C.W. DIXON Ltd.
Admitted 16 November 1870

By will dated 20 November 1912, property to trustees, wife Ellen, brother Stephen BROWNE of Kennington 
& Harry Edward SHEPARD, solicitor's clerk.
Deceased 22 September 1913. Probate 12 February 1914.
Ellen BROWNE deceased 8 March 1914 - will [no details]


also : four messuages, previously 2 dwellings, abutting -
                          east - to messuage previously copyhold, previously John FARMER, then W.R. BROWNE
                          west - to messuage previously Henden HOUGHTON, then W.R. BROWNE
                          south & north - to passages
                                                                                                        Rent 7/8d                         [234]
Occupied by William HAFFENDEN, then W.R. now Arthur Thomas BROWNE

Admitted 2 May 1871 on surrender of Ann BARNS, widow.

Stephen BROWNE & H.E. SHEPARD admitted.

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11 July 1918    Out of Court

Jane HAWKEN, widow, of Newquay, Cornwall, administrator of James HAWKEN of Newquay, previously of
Ashford, draper, gives evidence of repayment of loan by George William SALMON of Braethorpe, Canterbury Road,
Ashford secured by conditional surrender at Court 26 March, 1879, of premises at rent of 1/2d [halfpenny]
to Ann LINON, spinster (deceased 10 December 1896) & Charlotte Wallis LINON.

James HAWKEN held land, previously timber yard, in Park Street, abutting -
                          north - to land previously William BALDOCK, then DELMAR & Co.
                          east - to land previously ANN BROOK, since Charles Thomas WHITE
                          south - to premises previously Samuel HILL, then Charles Mead LINON
                          west - to land previously John [Jehu] JOY, then George HARPER
                                                                                                        Rent 1/2d [halfpenny]         [222a]
Occupied by James HAWKEN, now [ ] HOLDEN

Admitted 26 May 1879.
Deceased 23 November 1897. Will 9 February 1886, but letters of administration with will to Jane HAWKEN,
widow. Jane HAWKEN admitted.

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16 May 1919   
Out of Court

George CHEESMAN of 11 King's Bench Walk, Temple Inn, & Charles Mead WORSFOLD, of Feltham, 
Middlesex, held land on west side of 9 High Street. 
                                                                                                        Rent 1d.                           [pt.358]
WORSFOLD deceased 22 September 1911
CHEESEMAN deceased 21 May 1913.

Ernest WORSFOLD, previously of 25 New Road, but now Dunrobin, Robin Hood Road, Brentwood, Essex,
commission agent, & Francis Phillips CHEESEMAN of 4 New Court, Carey Street, Lincoln's Inn, successors.

E. WORSFOLD & F.P.CHEESMAN admitted and then surrender to William
Clement Burton GUY, of 9 High Street, butcher, on sale, consideration 50.

W.C.B. Guy admitted.

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15 February 1923   
Out of Court

Samuel BROOKS, Baptist Minster held land 63' x 14' x 12' abutting -
                          north - to 11 High Street
                          east - to premises of Ashford Co-operative Society
                          west - to garden of 13 High Street
                                                                                                        Rent 7d.                           [38]
Admitted 6 April 1768
Premises now vested in William BANKS, 65 Godington Road, foreman printer, William Usborne HAMMOND, 
151 Christchurch Road, solicitor's clerk, Walter Ebenezer PLEDGE, of Northmead, Canterbury Road, miller,
James A. WATSON, of 40 Kent Avenue, carpenter, & William Henry TOMSETT, of St. Grade, Queen's Road,
printer's overseer.

New Trustees admitted.

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28 May 1923
Out of Court

William PLEDGE of Barrowhill Farm, deceased, held messuage, previously occupied by William CHARLTON, 
now George STEPHENSON, abutting -
                          north - to High Street
                          west - to land of church
                          south - to back lane to premises of James HARMS
                          east - to premises below
                                                                                                        Rent 6/7d


also: messuage, occupied as abve, abutting -
                          north - to High Street
                          west - to premises above
                          south - to back lane
                          east - to premises below
                                                                                                        Rent 6/7d                          [115]


also: messuage occupied by Stephen PIDDLESDEN, then Frank Crossley CLIFTON, now [    ] WALLS, abutting -
                          north - to High Street now 45 High Street
                          east - to premises of James HARMS
                          west - to premises above
                          south - to lane
                                                                                                        Rent 7/8d + 1/6d              [114 + 330a]

William PLEDGE deceased 3 March 1922. By will dated 28 June 1920, Harry Howell BARTON of Folkestone,
auctioneer, niece Mary Ann COX of Barrowhill and grandson William George PLEDGE of Willesborough, & 
Harold Harding ANDREWS of Lloyd's Bank, Ashford [are] trustees.
Property to Edith Mary PLEDGE, daughter of Edith PLEDGE, widow of his adopted son George PLEDGE.
Ethel Mary PLEDGE married George HOPKINS at Ashford, 1 October 1921.
Probate 9 June 1922.

Edith Mary HOPKINS admitted.


ALSO - Sarah Mary PLEDGE of Barrow Hill, wife of William PLEDGE, held land & messuage abutting -
                          west - to land previously George LEPINE, & devisees of Robert HOUGHTON,
                          now J.V. BUGLER Ltd.
                          north - to St. John's Lane
                          east - to land previously William SHARPE, then Gilbert LEWIS
                          south - to lands of Vicar
now 9 - 17 St. John's Lane                                                                   Rent 2d.                          [349]

Admitted 29 June 1904.


Deceased 28 November 1916. By will dated 3 November 1910, trustees husband William PLEDGE, niece Mary
Ann COX & Henry Howell BARTON, property to husband for life, then to children of Edith PLEDGE of Milford Villas,
1 Hunter Road, Willesborough.
William George PLEDGE - nos. 9 & 11 St. John's Lane (born 27 June 1898)
Herbert Allen PLEDGE 13 &15 St. John's Lane (born 19 September 1899)
Edith Mary PLEDGE 17 St. John's Lane (born 18 May 1901)
Probate 31 March 1917.

Herbert Allen PLEDGE killed in France 9 August 1918, unmarried.

By scheme Edith Mary HOPKINS (nee PLEDGE) admitted to 13,15 & 17, occupied by Mrs. A. LUCKHURST,
A.R.MARSH & W.C. BURBRIDGE.
                                                                                                        Rent 1d.

William George PLEDGE to 9 & 11 St. John's Lane @ Rent 1d.

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4 February 1924    Out of Court

Henry HARMS, confectioner, deceased, held 3 pieces of land in front of freehold messuage.
Admitted 15 October 1860.

One in front of premises occupied by James Allen KNOTT, then Thomas BARNS, adjoining another shop occupied
by Thomas WESTALL. Both now demolished, and laid open to street towards west
                          south - to footway
                          east - to toft, previously with butcher's shop, occupied by Gilbert BROWNE [BOURNE]
                          north - to High Street
                                                                                                        Rent 6/-                              [170]

also: land with kitchin, 16' x 15', occupied by Sarah PARKS, then John TUNBRIDGE, Emily STEDDY, & abutting -
                          north - to other part of messuage of which kitchin as a part, occupied by John TUNBRIDGE,
                                                     then Henry HARMS
                          east - to messuage previously James ODDEN & Edward CHITTENDEN, then E.W. SIMONDS,
                                                     occupied RUSSELL & BUGLER.
                          south - to continuation of buildings theretofore erected.
                          west - partly to messuage previously occupied by James Cullen KNOTT, then John
                                                     TUNBRIDGE, then Henry HARMS, and to waste.
                                                                                                        Rent 2 1/2d.                      [170a]


also: land abutting -
                          south - to garden previously Edward CHITTENDEN, then DUNGEY & CO., E.W. SIMONDS 
                                                    - 30' 9"
                          north - to lands of John TUNBRIDGE, previously Robery HAMMON, before DANS - 38' 6"
                          east - to other lands of CHITTENDEN etc. - 17' 4"
                          west - to lands of TUNBRIDGE, previously HAMMON & DANS 19' 4"
                                                                                                        Rent 2d.                           [182]
with tenement or cottage occupied by Thomas FOWLER, Richard SPEED, John TUNBRIDGE, & Miss [     ] FIELD
Part of 39, 41 & 43 High Street.

Deceased 17 July 1874. By will 28 April 1879, property to trustees William Henry TAYLOR & Joseph INGALL for
benefit of wife Elizabeth.
Probate 29 August 1879
William H. TAYLOR deceased 12 March 1924

Joseph INGALL admitted.

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[ No day or month] 1925    Out of Court

Jane HAWKEN of Newquay, deceased, held land as 11 July 1918.

Deceased 28 May 1923. Letters of administration, with will, dated 17 August 1906, annexed to Wallace James
HAWKEN and James Gill HAWKEN, both of Newquay, her sons.

W.J. & J.G. HAWKEN admitted.                                                                                               [222a]

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8 April 1925    Out of Court

George Frederick WILKS hald land with coach house, abutting -
                          north - to land previously Thomas WHITFELD, called Pell Hill Field & land previously 
                                                    Robert FURLEY
                          south east - to land next described
                          west- to garden of house previously WILKS, now Edith Elizabeth & Margaret
                          Helen LEPARD, & garden previously Robert FURLEY
                                                                                                        Rent 6d.                           [344]

also: land abutting -
                          north - to Pell Hill
                          east - to land previously Thomas BROOKS
                          west - to land described below
                          south - to land next described , and land previously Richard LEWIS
                                                                                                        Rent 1/6d                         [345]


also: land abutting -
                          west - to garden of "Red Lion", now "Lord Roberts", garden previously Elizabeth PHILPOTT,
                                                     widow, & garden of John ELLIOTT
                          north - to land described above
                          east - to land previously Richard LEWIS
                          south - to gardens of Edward FIELD, John ELLIOTT , William Rickman JEFFERY etc.
                                                                                                        Rent 10d.                          [76]
Occupied by E.E. & M.H. LEPARD.

G.F. WILKS admitted 3 August 1853 & deceased [         ]
By will 26 February 1876 (probate 1 July 1879), property to son George WILKS. George WILKS will dated 
27 September 1913. Property to nieces E.E. & M.H. LEPARD. 
Deceased 11 June 1919. Probate 18 July 1919 to executors Rev. Arthur
George Campbell LEPARD, E.E. & M.H. LEPARD & Julius KINGSFORD.

E.E. & M.H. LEPARD admitted.

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24 June 1925   
Out of Court

Edward DRYLAND, deceased, of 11 Church Road, Ashford, held cottages, 2,3 & 4 Churchyard Square etc.
(admitted 9 March 1888) abutting -
                          north - to cottages of Charlotte WEIGHTMAN
                          west - to yard previously George COBB
                          east - to common way
                          south - to yard of 5-6-7- Churchyard Square of W.J. & E. KINGSLAND.
                                                                                                        Rent 1d.                           [pt. 235]
Deceased 21 January 1910. By will 29 June 1904, trustees wife Sarah and Horace HAMILTON. 
By codicil 8 January 1908 Arthur BRENCHLEY of 36 New St., Ashford added.
Probate 8 March 1910. Horace HAMILTON deceased 17 December 1917.
Sarah DRYLAND and Arthur BRENCHLEY admitted.

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[No date]

James WILLIAMS, shoemaker, deceased, held tenements abutting -
                          north - to messuage late John VIRRILL, occupied by Widow STEVENS & Samuel LEWIS, &
                                                     other tenements occupied by Robert MILLS, David FOSTER, Charlotte
                                                     BARNARD,spinster, Widow BARNARD, and [               ] BALDOCK
                          south - lying between yard and St. John's Lane

On west - 4 1/2 rods
north - 3 1/2 rods
south - 3 rods & 9 feet
abutting -
                          north - to cottages of VIRRILL
                          east - to lands previously Mary DREWRY, then Mark & James DORMAN
                          south - to St. John's Lane
                          west - to messuage previously Edward CHITTENDEN, then John THURSTON.

James WILLIAMS admitted 27 October 1854.

James WILLIAMS deceased 30 December 1871. By will 27 December 1858 property to wife Ann & brother
William, as trustees for sale.
Probate 15 February 1872 to wife, William WILLIAMS being dead.
Three children : Edward, Elizabeth and Jane.

Anne WILLIAMS deceased 13 September 1894, intestate.

Edward WILLIAMS deceased 4 September 1899. By will 28 May 1903, property to wife Matilda. 
Probate 26 October 1899

Jane WILLIAMS deceased 25 October 1910. By will 28 May 1903, property to trustees Clarke HOWLAND, &
Alfred Edward WILLIAMS, for benefit of Elizabeth.
Probate 7 December 1910.

Matilda WILLIAMS deceased 21 February 1926. By will 24 November 1899 property to son Alfred Edward
WILLIAMS & Herbert Edward COX as trustees.
Probate 13 May 1925 to A.E. WILLIAMS, COX being deceased.

A.E. WILLIAMS admitted to 1/3rd
Elizabeth WILLIAMS admitted 2/3rds. jointly @ 5d.

                                     WILLIAMS
                                              l                
                          l                                    l
                    William                     James = Ann
               ob. before 1872            ob. 1871    ob. 1894
                                                               l                                     
                                          l                           l                              l
                              Edward = Matilda        Elizabeth                      Jane
                             ob. 1899   ob.1925              
                           ob. 1910
                                          I                          
^<--------------------- property to
                                  Albert Edward 
                                      (1/3rd)                                                   2/3rds

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