ASSHELE - tempus Henry VI
Quitclaim by John Noreys of Asshele to Thomas Maryete, Richard Prat and John Dauwe of the same place their heirs and assigns in two pieces of arable land lying and being in a field of Asshele called le Grethe of which one piece lies next the land of the hospital of St John on the -------- side and abuts with its headland upon le melledreye and one piece lies there in the same field between the lands of the said hospital of St John on the other part and abuts with its headland north upon le melledreye aforesaid ....
Dated the Sunday after the feast of St Mathew the apostle Tempus Henry VI.
Attached to the document is a seal tag, carrying a seal bearing the impression of a device.
BOUGHTON - 1435/1436
Quitclaim by Peter Talbot of Boughton Monchelsea, John Cony of Lenham, John Hunderhelde of the same place and Simon Salmon of the same place to John Eytherst in two pieces of land and their appurtenances called litilgaphell and platerysdale situated in the parish of Boughton aforesaid which they late had by the gift and feofment of the said Peter Talbot.
Dated in the feast day of the birth of St John the baptist 14 Henry VI.
Attached to the document by their seal tags are two seals, in red wax, both bearing the impression of devices.
Feofment by Eliza Coole,
Robert Henneker and John Champ--- to Thomas
Henneker, senior, of all that tenement called Castell and
8 acres of arable land lying and being in the parish of Bredgar in the hundred
of Milton in the county of Kent... which they late had by the gift and feofment
of William Champ--- TO HAVE AND TO HOLD to the said Thomas
Henneker, senior, his heirs and assigns forever of chief Lord of the
Dated at Bradgar 28th September 11 Henry VII ( 1495 ).
The witnesses are John Elbryght, Richard Roger, Henry Dene and others.
Attached to the document are three seals, in red wax.
BREDGAR - 4 Henry 7
Know all present... that we Richard
Atwode, Thomas Ouwyn and Elyas Cole
have granted to Robert Drewry of Bredgare in the county of
Kent 3 acres of land... lying in the parish of Bredgare in a certain place called
Nasshes Crofte… which said 3 acres of land loe together between
other lands which we late had to us and our heirs by the gift and feofment of
John Kynge of Bredgare...TO HAVE AND TO HOLD unto the said
Robert Drewry, his heirs and assigns forever...
of the chief Lord of the fee.
Dated at Bredgar 8th August 4 Henry 7.
The witnesses are Robert
Henaker, Elya Bregeham, Richard Bregeham,
Thomas Drewry, William Huntekyn and others.
Attached to the doument by three seal tags are 3 seals.
CANTERBURY - 1554
Quitclaim by John Tressor
of the parish of St Dunstan in Canterbury to John Robert of
the same parish... of two messuages in the parish of St Dunstan, abutting the
highway to the North, a tenement of Thomas Higham to the East,
the ‘rodum’ called le ryde to the south and a tenement
of Thomas Wynston to the West….
Dated 26th June 1554.
The witnesses, whose names are given on the dorse, are: Christ Courthe and John Man.
LAWYER’S NOTES -18th century
Jane Culmer by her indenture dated 3rd December 1718 covenants to stand seized of and in a certain messuage or tenement in Watling Street, in the parish of St Margaret, in the City of Canterbury, to the use and behoof of the said Jane her heirs and assigns for her life, and after her decease to the use of Susan Culmer (her daughter) and the heirs of her body, and for default of such issue to the right heirs of the said Jane forever… Jane the mother dies and after her decease Susan the daughter mortgages the premises to Richard Edwards for payment of money… now conceive that such mortgage (there being a fine levied to confirm the same) will remain in force no longer than for the life of the said Susan. But that the said Richard Edwards may at any time during her life compell her to levy a fine for the said premises to confirm the same mortgage.
Paper. No date.
CANTERBURY - 1815
Letter addressed 'to the Churchwardens of St Mary Bredman in Canterbury'.
In compliance with your wish I wrote to the Revd The Minister of Strood - enquiring into the plans of rebuilding their Church - and I here enclose his answer. I have to observe that we seem to have occasion merely to notice that part of it - which adverts to the £1000 collected from contributions only made in their Neighbourhood - from whence I am sanguine enough to hope that if a thousand pounds could be so obtained round an immediate Neighbourhood, we may look for success from the circular Letter which I shall beg to propose to be sent to every Minister in the County, if the Committee approve.
I hope the parish will enter cordially into this measure - They have my anxious good wishes, and I shall join their Endeavours to the best of my Power. I am Gentlemen, yr friend and servant,
Edward Arthur Bush
March 28th 1815.
JURY PANEL - CANTERBURY
Names of the jurors in William
Pettman plaintiff vs Vincent Lad defendant
Edward Honesse of
Thomas Pettman of the same place
John Souten of the same place
Thomas Fuller of the same place
James Mantell of Chartham
Ralph Terry of the same place
John Silkwood of the same place
John Greenstreet of the same place
Anthony Bradford of St Martin's Hill
John Mace of the same place
William Rawlings of the same place
Lawrence Keame of the same place
Thomas Taylor of the same place
Mathew Rogers of the same place
Robert Gosse of the same place
Thomas Jacob of the same place
Robert Smith of the same place
John Lewsley of Christ Church
William Pissinge of the same place
Christopher Goatley of the same place
Daniel Wood of the same place
Andrew Bruce of the same place
Morris Horner of the same place
John Woodwell of the same place
Richard Rob(?) and John Dod, bailiffs
CANTERBURY, ST MARY BREADMAN - 1716
CERTIFICATE OF RESIDENCE
To the Churchwardens and o'seers of the poor of the parish of St Mary Breadman in the City of Canterbury.
Wee whose Names are here unto subscribed,
Churchwardens and Overseers of the poor of Holycross Westgate within the walls
of the aforesaid city in persuance of an Act of Parliament made in 8 and 9 year
of our late Sovereign King William the 3rd entitled 'An Act for the better settling
of the poor in every parish in the Kingdom' hereby certifie that Christopher
Soames his wife and family are inhabitants legally settled in our said
parish of Wholy Cross Westgate aforesaid and in case he the said Christopher
Soames his wife and family shall and may at any time hereafter become
chargeable to your said parish of St Mary Breadman in the City of Canterbury
aforesaid by asking Alms or desiring relief that then we will reserve them into
our said parish of Wholy Cross and provide for them accoring to lawe, In witness
whereof we have here unto sett our hands and seales the 1st(?) day of August
Attested by R M the marks of Robert May
Signed by John Legrand, churchwarden, partial seal, red, on paper, a portcullis, and William Browning, overseer, red seal, the device not discernible.
Wee whose names are here unto subscribed two of his Majesty's justices of the peace for the city of Canterbury aforesaid doe allow of the certain above written dated the day aforesaid
Nicholas Ffowle, Anthony Oughton.
Endorsed: Westgate Security for X Solmes.
CHELSFIELD - 1680
Indenture dated 3rd May 1680 between Francis French of Birchett in the parish of Seale in the county of Kent, Gentleman of the one part and William Wakelyn of the parish of Chelsfield in the county of Kent, yeoman of the other part... WITNESSETH that for and in consideration of the rents and covenants hereinafter mentioned Francis French... HATH demised, granted and to farm let to William Wakelyn... ALL that messuage or tenement wherein the said William Wakelyn now dwelleth, containing by estimation 16 acres, all which said premises are situated in the parish of Chelsfield ( excepting rights to timber )... TO HAVE AND TO HOLD unto the said William Wakelyn from the feast day of St Michael the Archangel last past next before (sic) the date of these presents for the term of 21 years... YIELDING AND PAYING therefore to Francis French att his dwelling house as follows.. on the feast day of the annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary and St. Michael the Archangel in equal portions the sum of £14 yearly, as long as his dwelling house be not more than 30 miles distant from Chelsfield... if payment more than 21 days late after the feast days then premises can be repossessed.
Signed: William Wakelyn, his mark.
The witnesses, whose names are given on the dorse, are Rob Berrington and Anne Morgan, her mark.
Attached to the document is the original seal tag, but the seal is lacking.
FAVERSHAM - 1733
DEED TO LEAD TO THE USES OF A FINE
Indenture dated 3rd March 1733 BETWEEN John Pawson of the city of Canterbury, barber and perriwigmaker, and Luke Pawson of the said city, carpenter (which said John and Luke Pawson are the sons and heirs of Luke Pawson, late of Ashford, joiner, deceased, and Mary his wife, also deceased) of the one part, and Mathew Browning of the said city of Canterbury, carpenter, of the other part... WITNESSETH that for the barring of estates tail of and in the messuages etc hereinafter mentioned…. it is covenanted that the said John and Luke shall and will within six months…. acknowledge and levy unto the said Mathew Browning a fine etc… to those 2 messuages under one roof or covert and formerly were but one house… and of all the stables, edificies, outhouses etc…. and also of all that 1 acre of land, formerly pasture, but now converted to a garden or gardens… situated in the town of Faversham in a street there called West Street…. and whereof one of the said messuages is now in the possession or occupation of William Stronts…. and the other of ----------- (sic) one moiety to the use and behoof of John Pawson, the other to the use and behoof of Luke Pawson….
Signed: John Pawson
Attached to the seal fold is a seal in red wax, c 1cm dia, bearing a device incorporating a heart pierced by an arrow, the crest being a raised arm.
Signed: Luke Pawson
A similarly sized seal bearing the impression of a device incorporating a beast, possibly a horse or stag standing on its hind legs.
The witnesses are: Jane Pearson and George Hammond.
GOUDHURST - 1472
Lease between John Walker, chaplain, vicar of the church of Boughton Monchelsey, Stephen Wayte of Goudhurst and Henry Burgeys of the same place, in the form of a deed of gift indented to Thomas Mughe of three pieces of arable land adjoining together and situated in the parish of Goudhurst upon the denne of Pykendenen called Crouredys and containing by estimation 12 acres of land... TO HAVE AND TO HOLD unto the said Thomas Mughe his heirs and assigns of the chief Lords of that fee by services there accustomed to be rendered... under the condition following, that if the said Thomas Mughe or others in his name pay or cause to be paid unto the said John Walker, Stephen Wayte and Henry Burgeys... in the parish church of Goudherst £20, ie £6/6/8 on the feast day of St Michael the Archangel, which will be in 1473, £6/13/4 on the feast day of St Michael the Archangel next ensuing... in full payment of the said £20, then the said three pieces of land will remain to the said Thomas Mughe his heirs and assigns forever... but if it happens that the said Thomas shall not pay the sum aforesaid, then the said three pieces of land shall remain to the said John Walker et al forever.
Dated at Goudherst 8th May 1472.
The witnesses are John Culpepyr, knight, Richard Culpepyr, Esquire, Nicholas Culpepyr, Esquire, John Horden, William Love and many others.
Attached to the document by its original seal tag is a seal, the impression being indistinct, the right and lower right hand portions lacking.
PARISH OF HALDEN - 1413
Quitclaim by Thomas Frencheye of the parish of Wodecherche to James Hope and Henry Hope, sons and heirs of Stephen Hope of the parish of Halden of 2 pieces of land lying together in the parish of Halden above the den of Henuerisden (?), abutting to the north to lands of William Amyot and south to lands of Elene, widow of William Monynden and east to lands of Thomas Sextayn and west to a certain road called le gorestrete.
Dated at Wodecherche 12th October 1413.
The witnesses are Thomas ate Bregge, Thomas Wyll, William Wyll, John ate Hope, Stephan Holnerste, Nicholas Peerys, Richard Rempynden and many others.
Attached to the document is its seal tag, but the seal is lacking.
HAWKINGE - 1680
DEED TO LEAD TO THE USES OF A FINE
Indenture Quinquepartite dated 4th February 1680 made between Robert Jacob of Hawking in the county of Kent, yeoman, and Mary his wife of the first part, Thomas Rigden of Lyminge in the county of Kent, yeoman, and Mary his wife of the second part, John Barham of Cheriton in the county of Kent, clerk, of the third part, Richard Hogben the younger of Lyminge, weaver, of the fourth part and Joseph Hobday of Wotton in the county of Kent, miller of the fifth part…. WITNESSETH that the parties of the first two parts do covenant, promise and grant to Joseph Hobday his heirs and assigns that they will before the end of Easter Term next… levy a fine…. of all that messuage or tenement, together with the barn, stable, garden, orchard….situated in Hawking and now in the tenure or occupation of Robert Jacob… which said messuage etc was lately purchased of Robert Jacob by John Barham….
Signed and sealed by all the parties.
The witnesses are John Whitfield, Ro Bargrave, Susan Terrald and Robert Foster.
HERNE - 1386
Feofment by Thomas Herry, chaplain, licensed by a charter of Lord Richard the second, King of England, to the prior and convent of Christ Church Canterbury of one wind mill with the appurtenances in Herne.. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD to the same prior and convent and their successors in perpetuity, to the value of 8s... in part in satisfaction of lands and rents to the value of £20 per annum, which Lord Edward, late King of England by his letters patent gave to the prior and convent in augmentation of the endowment of a certain alter of the blessed virgin Mary in the church aforesaid next the ordina nonem of the said prior and chapter.
Dated at Canterbury 12th January 1386.
Attached to the document is a seal tag bearing a seal, in dark red, with an indistinct impression.
The witnesses are William Septvans, knight, Salomon Oxene, John Rope de Westgate, Roger Derby, Robert de Haghe, James Hersyng and Henry Rudham.
MARDEN - 1476
Feofment by Thomas Forde of Horsmonden to Nicholas Ryche of Otteham of two pieces of land with one garden and its appurtenances, lying divided in the parish of Merden upon the denne of Rede, of which one piece of land with the garden lies between the lands of the heirs of John Pympe towards the South and West, to lands of the heirs of John Topelys and lands of the heirs of Thomas Yppyngbery towards the East and to lands of the heirs of John Pympe towards the North... the other piece of land is called Messeyesbroke and lies to a certain communal lane there towards the East, to a road there towards the North... he also granted to the said Nicholas one annual rent of 3s 4d forever, to be paid on the feast day of St Michael the Archangel and on Easter by equal payments, arising out of one garden and two pieces of land lying divided in the parish of Huntyngton in the county of Kent, of which the said garden lies towards the King’s highway there towards the North, to a garden late of Margery Grocer towards the West and South, and to lands of the heirs of Gilbert Jacob towards the East, one of the pieces of land aforesaid is called le Yerd and lies between the King’s highway towards the East and West, to lands late of John Snode towards the North, and lands of John Hunt towards the South... the other piece of land is called Carterrshawe and lies between the King’s highway there West, a lane called loverodeslane towards the North, and lands of William Ryche towards the South and East, with power to distrain for non-payment of the annual rent, as in a charter indented made between the said Thomas Forde and John Broman of Huntyngton, made at Huntyngton 26th August 11 Edward 4... he also gave to the said Nicholas one annual rent of a cock on the feast of the nativity of our Lord and 14d payable on the feast of Easter and St Michael the Archangel in equal payments, arising out of a messuage and one garden lying together in the parish of Huntyngton, between the King’s highway leading from Huntyngford (sic) towards the East, lands called Scottes towards the North and West and lands of John Joose towards the South, with power to distrain for non-payment of the annual rent, as appears by charter indented made between the said Thomas Ford and John Joose... TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the afore granted lands etc... to the said Nicholas Ryche his heirs and assigns forever... of the chief Lords of the fee.
Dated at Huntyngton 27th January 1476.
The witnesses are William Chersound (?), William Ryche, John Ford, Thomas Nash, Robert Terry and many others.
Attached to the original seal tag
is a seal, in red wax, bearing the worn impression of a device, possibly being
letters, H above C within an octagonal border.
LOOSE - 1536
Grant by Henry Malym, weaver, of Staplehurst, for 20 marks to John Taillour of West Malling in the county of Kent, yeoman of a garden and two pieces of land in Loose, of which the garden and one piece of land called Sybolles lie between a pedestrian path east, the King’s highway called Sharnolstrete south and west and land lately of Thomas Denly, gentleman, north… the other piece of land called Southfeld lies between the land of Thomas Fisher east, of the prior and convent of Christchurch Canterbury south, and of the grantor Henry Malym west and north and also the aforesaid King’s highway north.
Dated 26th March 1536.
The seal is lacking.
The witnesses are named on the dorse. They are Guy Malym, Richard Panell, James Malym, William Tilghman, junior.
LYMINGE - 1807
LEASE FOR ONE YEAR
Made 22nd April 1807 BETWEEN Stephen Austen Cumberledge of Sunbury, in the county of Middlesex, Esquire, of the one part and William Rigden of the city of Canterbury, Gentleman, of the other part……. WITNESSETH that for consideration of 5/- … Stephen Austen Cumberledge HATH bargained and sold to Willaim Rigden... ALL that messuage situated at Etchinghill in the parish of Lyminge …. and also all that piece or parcel of meadow land called Stone Meadow, containing 4 acres,.. and also all that piece or parcel of land called Bullinge, containing 6 acres 3 roods and 24 perches… and also all that piece or parcel of land called Old Stye, containing 4 acres… and also all those two pieces or parcels of land called Upper Leazes and Lower Leazes, containing 5 acres, 1 rood and 16 perches and 5 acres, 19 perches, which last two are situated in Dover Lane in Lyminge, and also all that piece of land in Lyminge called Sheep Hanger, containing 2 acres, 1 rood and and 21 perches, , bounded on the north, east and west side thereof by the land of Mr William Jacobs and on the south by the land of the Archbishop of Canterbury….etc
Signed and sealed by Stephen Austen Cumberledge.
The witnesses are Thomas Downey and W Reynolds.
LYMINGE - 1875
Indenture made 2nd November 1875 BETWEEN Mary Wenn Coleman of Hythe, in the county of Kent, and William Severn Smith of Hythe, solicitor, of the one part, and John Jacob of Northbourne near Deal, farmer, of the other part….WHEREAS Mary Ann Cocks, late of Hythe, widow, deceased made her will dated 5th June 1871.. in which she gave all her property in trust to her executors and trustees…NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH… that for £100 she sold to John Jacob... ALL that piece of land called Squeers in Etchinghill in Lyminge.
PARISH OF MINSTER in THANET -1700
DEED TO LEAD TO USES OF A FINE (Contemporary copy)
Indenture dated 8th March 1700 between
John Solly of the town and port of Sandwich, mercer, and Martha
his wife, William Catland of Sarre in the Isle of Thanet, yeoman,
and Katherine his wife, Peter Stevens of the
parish of Mister in the Isle of Thanet, yeoman, and Elizabeth
his wife and Robert Brett of the parish of Eythorne, yeoman,
and Frances his wife of the one par, and Robert Kennett
of Minster, yeoman, Edmund Andrews of the parish of Staple,
yeoman, and Edward Morris of the parish of Walmer, yeoman,
and Stephen Solly of Sandwich, malster, of the other part…
WHEREAS the said by indenture of Lease and Release HAVE bargained and absolutely
conveyed unto the said Peter Stevens his heirs and assigns
forever... ALL that messuage or tenement together with the barns, yards, backsides
etc thereunto belonging containing by estimation 5 acres, lying and being in
the parish of Minster, heretofore in the tenure or occupation of Henry
Terry… and now or late in the tenure or occupation of the said
Peter Stevens… AND all that piece or parcel of land thereunto
belonging called or known by the name of Little Howfield, lying in
the parish of Minster, containing by estimation 20 acres of land… now
or late in the tenure or occupation of Henry Terry, and now
or late also in the tenure or occupation of Peter Stevens…
AND WHEREAS, the said William Catland by indenture of lease
and release absolutely conveyed to the said Robert Kennett
two messuages… together with approximately 2 acres of land…. in
the parish of Minster, and now or late in the tenure or occupation of
Austen Johncock and the said William Catland….AND
whereas the said Peter Stevens by indentures of Lease and Release
absolutely conveyed to the said John Solly... ALL that messuage
or tenement with approximately 3 acres of land situated in Ash next Sandwich…
at or near a certain place there called or known by the name of Ashstreet,
and now or late in the tenure or occupation of John Bing….
AND whereas also the said Peter Stevens HATH bargained sold
and absolutely conveyed unto the said Edmund Andrews…
ALL THAT messuage or tenement and land, containing by estimation 4 acres situated
in the parish of Staple at or near a place there called Shatterling,
and now or late in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Constant…
AND ALSO all those two pieces of pasture land ( heretofore in three pieces )
containing 3 acres situated in the parish of Staple at ior near the aforesaid
place called Shatterling, and now or late also in the tenure or occupation
of the said Thomas Constant…. AND WHEREAS also the said
Robert Brett… HATH bargained and absolutely conveyed
unto the said Edward Morris… ALL those
2 pieces of fresh marsh land containing 5 acres situated in the parish of Sholden,
and now or late in the tenure or occupation of the said Robert Brett….
NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that for the more perfect way of ensurng title
etc…. a fine be levied…
Signed by all parties.
The witnesses are Jo. Hart, Jo. Hawker, junior and John Paramor.
NETTLESTEAD - 1526
Grant by Joan Jacob of Nettlestead, in the county of Kent, widow, sister and heir of William Morrell, late of Yalding in the county of Kent, now deceased, son and heir of Richard Morrell, late of Yalding, now also deceased for certain sum of money to William Lytyll of a garden and two pieces of land in the parish of Yalding, of which the garden and one pieces of land there are called Cromys, and the second piece of land is called Comrogers (?) Croft, which were late of the said Willaim Morrell and which the said Joan inherited after the death of the said William Morrell her brother.
Dated 2nd September 1526.
PLUCKLEY - 1527
Feofment by Robert Toke of Ashe in the county of Kent gentleman to Henry Harte yeoman, Richard Deringe, gentleman, Henry Idiall, yeoman, Anthony Hunt and George Kingsnothe of one messuage, one garden and pieces of land of which one is called Culverton and another is called Raynard’s Croft, lying and being together at Pluckley Hill in the parish of Pluckley…. to the King’s highway there towards the west and north, to lands of John Betynham, gentleman, and to lands of the said Robert Toke towards the east, and to the cemetery of Pluckley and to a forstal there towards the south, containing by estimation 10 acres…. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD…unto the said Henry Haute et al to the use of the said Henry Haute and his heirs forever… in exchange for 5 pieces of land called Barlinge, Longreche, Schyplands, Hyefeld and Reyham as more plainly may appear by the charter from Robert Toke to Henry Haute.
Dated at Pluckley 1st July 1527.
Libery of seisin in the presence of John Toke, senior, Thomas Hunt, William Bocher, Randulph Massey, Richard Post, John Stonestrete, senior, John Stonestrete, junior, Richard Ellis and John Manys.
Quitclaim by Henry Haute
of Owlcum, in the county of Kent, clothier, one of the sons of John
Haute, late of Pluckley, yeoman, in consideration of £20 to Anthony
Deeringe of Pluckley and his heirs… of and in one messuage, barn,
one orchard, one garden, and two pieces of arable land , meadow and pasture
called Culverton and Raynardes Crofte, lying in Pluckley,which
were late of John Haute his father.
Dated 15th June 1587.
The witnesses are Thomas Brent, Richard Spice and David Squirer.
SANDWICH - 1532
Grant by Robert Manfelde
of the town of Sandwich, saddler, to Thomas Alcock of the same
town, gentleman, of 3 tenements and 2 gardens now lying and being in the parish
of St Mary the Virgin, bounded by a lane called Sereleslane to the
West, the lane called Geldcontlane to the North, a tenement of John
Gastist (?) and a garden of the said Thomas to the
East, and a tenement of William Parye to the South….
on condition that the said Thomas Alcock pay Robert £5 on 29th September
next and another £5 on 24th June following; if part or all of these payments
are unpaid within 8 days after date due, Robert can re-enter
and repossess the property.
Dated at Sandwich 1st July 1532.
Attached to the document by its tag is a seal, in red wax, bearing the impression of an initial letter ( R?).
The names of the witnesses to livery of seisin are given on the dorse. They are Thomas Wingfield, esquire, John Igulden, John Strode, Oliver Stumyll, Michael Wyer, Roger Alcock, John Thomas of Sandwich.
Witnesses to the first payment on 29th September are John Igulden, writer hereof and Richard Lewes of Sandwich.
Witnesses to the second payment on 24th June are Richard Alderslay and John Stroode of Sandwich.
SANDWICH - 1536
Grant by Richard Butlare
of Sandwich, jurate, son and heir of John Butlare, while he
lived, one of the jurates there, to Edward Ryngelye (?) of
the same place, knight, all that empty piece of land formerly a stable or barn
with its appurtenances situate and being in the parish of St Mary the Virgin
in the town aforesaid, in a lane there called Paynts Lane towards the
West, a tenement called le Castill Fflynt, and a stable formerly of
John Langlay, esquire, in the said Edward
Ryngelye, knight, towards north, and another piece of land formerly
of the said Edward Ryngelye there towards the East and South…
to have and to hold unto the said Edward Ryngelye forever.
Dated at said parish of St Mary the Virgin 10th June 1536.
The witnesses, whose names are given on the dorse, are Thomas Thorne, Thomas Goodbarne, butchers of the same place and John Salinor, clerk.
SHELDWICH - 1739
ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE
Indenture Tripartite made 13th July 1739 between Vincent Williams of Faversham, barber and perukemaker (one of the executors of the last will and testament of Charles Dodd, late of Selling, blacksmith, deceased) of the first part, William Smart of Gillingham, yeoman, of the second part and Ann Dodd of Selling (one of the daughters of the said Charles Dodd) of the third part.. WHEREAS by indenture dated 6th November 1730 between William Smart of the first part and Vincent Williams of the other part, in consideration of £80 (being the proper monies of William and the said Ann Dodd, then infant son and daughter of Charles Dodd) did grant, bargain and to farm let ALL their messuage, tenement or cottage and shop and orchard thereto belonging, containing by estimation 2 acres, in the parish of Leveland, theretofore in the tenure of William Sankey, since of Edward Staples and then in the tenure or occupation of William Smart…AND also several pieces of land arable in one piece commonly called Forefield, containing by estimation 10 acres, situated in Sheldwich, then or late in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Coles, the elder, and then of the said William Smart.. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD.. subject to a proviso for redemption... NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that for £80 consideration paid by Ann Dodd to Vincent Williams, and 5/- to William Smart... they discharge and exonerate the said Ann Dodd… and the said Vincent Williams HATH assigned and set over unto the said Ann Dodd the premises etc.. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD unto the said Ann Dodd for the residue of the term of 500 years, subject to a priviso for redemption..
Signed by Vincent Williams.
Attached to the seal fold is a seal, c 1 ½ cms dia, in red wax, slightly ovate, bearing the impression of a griffin rampant within a bordure.
The witnesses, whose name are given on the dorse, are Walter Jones and James Morgan.
SITTINGBOURNE - 1679
Indenture of Release dated 10th June 1679 between Henry Eve of Lynsted, in the county of Kent, Esquire, and Dorothy his wife, of the one part and Thomas Pierce of Sittingbourne, in the county of Kent, grocer of the other part…. of one messuage with its cellar, yard and garden in Sittingbourne
Signed by Henry Eve and Dorothy Eve.
SMARDEN - 1524
Grant by Lawrence Fowle
of the parish of Smarden to Edward Norton, gentleman, Edward
Pell, Lawrence Marler and Nicholas Webbe
of the same place, of all those lands and tenements which he had on the day
he made the charter, lying and being in Smarden, upon the dennes of Brnesnothe,
Capynden and Odynham, or elsewhere in the said county of Kent…
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD unto the said Edward Pell et al….
and their assigns, to the use of the said Lawrence Fowle his
heirs and assigns forever.
Dated at Smarden 1st February 1524.
The witnesses, whose names are given on the dorse, are Walter Halfnothe, Michael Mungeham, Stephen Pell, clerk, Laurence Marlar and Nicholas Webbe.
Quitclaim from Walter Dodir to William Hardyng of all his messuage and one piece of land adjoining to the said messuage, situated and being in the parish of Tenham, in a place called Brightmaston, between the gardens and lands of John Loksmyth and John Honchon towards the west (south added above), between a certain road leading from Bryghtmaston marsh towards east and north...
Dated Sunday after the feast of the appostles Ss Peter and Paul 20 Henry VI.
The witnesses are John Reade, John Honchon, John Crux and others.
Attached to the tongue of the document is a seal, in red wax.
TENHAM - 1433
Feofment by William Roger,
son and heir of William Roger, of Tenham, to John Hochun
of the same place, and John Samuel of Graveney, of all his
lands and tenements whatsoever lying in the parish of Tenham or elsewhere in
the county of Kent.
Dated at Tenham 26th October 12 Henry VI
The witnesses are John Melman, William Seman, John Mott, John Dyerton, John Northwode, Robert Ymberd and Thomas Sheppey.
THROWLEY - 1439
Quitclaim by Nicholas
(lacking) to Laurence atte Seathe of Throwley all those lands
and tenements with a wood which he late had by the gift of John
Childmelle, the son of John Childmelle, late
of Throwley, now deceased, and which the said Nicholas formerly
held together with William Fabut, now deceased,
by the gift of the said John Childmelle the father, except
one croft of land called wred...
Dated the morrow of All Saints 18 Henry VI (1439).
Signed by John atte Swathe, Thomas Amyse and Bertholo Bons.
Attached to the seal tag is a seal,
in dark red wax, bearing the impression of the letter 'W' surmounted by a coronet.
YALDING - 1550
Grant by Margaret Kenworth,
widow, of Yalding, to her son Robert Kenworth of two parcels
of land, containing 18 acres by estimation, in Yalding, which lands were formerly
of John Arkynbold, deceased, and which Margaret
had acquired from her son Richard. She appoints George
Fyner and John Gartford, son of James Gartford,
her attornies to deliver seisin.
Dated 31st May 1550.
The witnesses to delivery of seisin, whose names are given on the dorse, are Thomas Frankelyn, James Hyland, Thomas Broun and Thomas Baker.
YALDING - 1556
Bond by Richard Brown of Yalding, glover, to William Turnour, of the same place, tailor, in £8 to be paid at Easter next.
The condition of the bond is such that if Richard Brown and Marion his wife fulfill all their obligations contained in a pair of indentures of the same date between them and William Turnour, then the bond is void.
Dated 22nd March 1556.
The witnesses are Richard Penfold, Christopher Herenden (?) and Stephen Astyn.
The Seal is lacking.