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An Account

of the

Parish Lands

of

Tedburn St. Mary

1836

 

[This is a hard-backed notebook containing the following:

  1. A copy of an early Elizabethan deed. Parts of the original deed, including the date, had been obliterated by damp.
  2. A letter to the Trustees from Arthur Abbott, attorney, 1834, quoting the Elizabethan deed and other deeds of 1606, 1701, 1806.
  3. Extract from a deed of 1622.
  4. Trustees' accounts 1833.
  5. Proceedings of a meeting of the Feoffees, May 1834.
  6. Proceedings of a meeting of the Feoffees, June 1834.
  7. Proceedings of a meeting of the Feoffees, Nov. 1834.
  8. Accounts, 1835.
  9. Proceedings of a meeting of the Feoffees, April 1835.
  10. Accounts 1836.
  11. Proceedings of a meeting of the Feoffees, May 1836.

    At the back of the notebook:
  12. Copy of a Feoffee Deed 1824.

    Loose sheets pinned at the back of the notebook:
  13. Accounts, 1846.
  14. Proceedings of a Feoffee meeting, May 1846.]

Transcribed by Fay Sampson Priestley, June 2002

Copy of the Deed of Elizth.

mentioned in the following Letter from

Mr. A. Abbott.

 

Thys Indenture Mad the nyth day of Maye in ye f...fe yere of ye rainye of or sovainy lady Elisabeth by ye grace of god of Ingland fraunce .... Irlande quene defender of ye faythe etc. betwene Humfray Cemyll Roy Thomas R...d Tapp ... de Burgyne Thomas Wode Will ... myll Thomas Wodleyh Richard Burgine W...m Ta-p Richard Moxhay, George Wodlegh ....d Westington Richard Bea als gurnys Richard Tapp Rog. Westington Robert Di... and John Burnell of Tetborne Saint Mary in ye Countey of Devon of ye one ptye and Gil... Westington Warden of ye Pishe Churche of Tetborne aforsayd of th other Ptye Wytnesseth yt ye said Humfray lemyll Roy Thomas Richard Tapp leon & Burgyne Thomas Wode, William Cemyll Thomas Wodleigh Richarde Burgine Willm Tapp Richard Moxhaye Georg Wodlegh Willm Westington Richard Bea als gernys Richard Tapp Roger Westington Robt Diar & John Burnell have delivd demised and confirmed and by thes pesents do deliv demise and confirme unto ye said Gilberte Westington all thos our nyne acres of lande wt thappurtenncs in Upcote in ye Pishe of Tetborne sainte Marye aforsaide satuat lyinge and beinge ther between ye land of ye H.... Walter Frenshe of ye west northe and east Pte and ye land of ye heirs of Walter Dimate of ye South pte // and all thos Houses and edifices ther wt thappurtencs called ye Prests House and ye church House wt all other houses and edifics yto adyoynyng and apptaynynge wt ye lands gardens and .... to ye same belonging and adyoinynge And all yt ... ytell medow ours wt his appurtenncs l...g yr betwene ye lande of ye heirs of Richard ....rayne of ye west pty and ye landes of John Moxhay of ye Southe pty and ye Churche pathe leadynge to ye Pish Church of tetborne aforesaid of ye east pte and ye Pish Church of tetborne of ye north Pte & also all that our Orcharde in Upcot aforesaid wt ... appurtence lying in ye north Pte of Upcote aforesaid and ye comme Well yr of Upcote aforesaide in ye Southe West Pte and ye land of John Fulford Knyghte of ye north east pte and ye lands of Wm Hurst of exet marchannte in ye northwest pte. To have and to holde all & Singul ye premises wt thappurtencs ....d...sd to ye said Gilbert West... d... of ye pish church of tetborne aforsayd for ye time beinge and to his successors Wardens ... for and during ye tearme of xxte yeres from ye daye of ye date of thes psents next and Immediatly folowying fully to be complet and endede to ye uses & Intents folowing yt is to saye yt ye said Gilberte W...tyngton Warden of ye sayd pishe Churche of tetborne for his tyme and his successors wardens yt eny one for his tyme shall yerly and quarterly ... cane receive & take ye issues revenews & pfyts comynge growying rysing or incresinge of ye for misses or of any pte therof c ye beste yt by anymannr of ways or meanes can be made of ye same. And ye same evry pte therof shall convert imploye and bestow as well in upon and aboute ye repaeon of ye said churche of tetborne ye maytenace of devine service ther as also in c upo all c evry other th...g c th....gs necessessary and behouvable in and aboute ye same churche when c as often as neade s...ll require by th advis consente and agremt of the more pte of thenhabitans of ye saide Pishe and ye said Gilbert Westington Warden yt for his tyme and his successors wardens evry yere to make c give up a just and trew accompte to the Inhabitance of ye said pishe howe they have imployd and bestowed ye issues yerly comynge growyge of ye premisses in mannr and forme aforsaide at ye the tyme accustomed for ye gyvinge uppe of other the accompts of ye Churche Goodes and that then if any thing remayne in his or ther custody or charge forth wt and immediately upo ye delivre up of his or ye accompt to delivr hit to be k... in ye churche there or otherwise as it shalbe thought good to yt saide inhabitancs or to ye more pte of them to ye use aforsayd. In Wytnes wherof ye ptyes aforsaid .... thes prsenc having ... have put to yr seales yenevr ye Day and yere .... te....

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Seal (seal)

The above is a true copy taken from the copy of Mr Arthur Abbott attorney Exeter, as it stands in the Feoffee Book of Tedburn St Mary. taken by Henry Triggs

Gentlemen

Being unable to discover the original grants of the Parish lands and premises of Tedburne Saint Mary, amongst those shewn to me in the Parish chest, I am compelled to trace the trusts on which those lands and premises were originally given to the Parish, from subsequent deeds. The freehold Lands, appear to be held on a different trust from those held for the remainder of a Term of Two thousand years, and it will therefore be necessary for me to trace the trusts of each, distinctly

First as to the freehold lands which consist of. -

  1. Nine Acres with a right of way eight feet broad situate in Tedburne between the lands of Baldwin Fulford Esq. on the north and east parts, and the Lands of James White Esquire on the south part.
  2. The Houses and Edifices called the Parish House of Tedburne and all other the Houses and Edifices thereto adjoining and belonging.
  3. The Little Meadow lying between the Lands late of John Tuckfield Esquire on the west the Lands of Nicholas Holman on the south and the Highway leading to the Parish Church of Tedburne from a place called the Haven on the east and the Parish Church on the north.
  4. The House and Orchards in Upcott in Tedburne lying on the north part of Upcott aforesaid and the common Wall in Upcott aforesaid on the South and the land of sd. Baldwin Fulford on the north east and the lands of Murch on the north west.

Copied in the
beginning of
this Book. The earliest deed relating to these lands which I discovered was made in the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth, but as it much obliterated by damp, I am unable to ascertain the exact year. It is a Lease granted by the then Feoffees to Gilbert Westington Warden of the parish church of Tedburne for twenty years.

 "To the uses and intents following that is to say that the said Gilbert Westington
 "warden of the said Parish Church of Tedburn for his time and his successors
 "wardens every one for his time shall yearly and quarterly have receive and take
 "the issues revenues and profits coming growing rising or increasing of the
 "premises or of any part therof and the best that by any manner of ways or means
 "can be made of the same and the same and every part thereof shall convert
 "employ and bestow as well in upon and about the reparations of the said Church
 "of Tedborn the maintenance of divine service there as also in and upon all and
 "every other thing and things necessary and behovable in and about the same
 "Church, when and as often as need shall require by the advice consent and
 "agreement of the more part of the Inhabitants of the said Parish.

Other Leases appear to have been granted by the Feoffees to subsequent Wardens but the trusts are not in the same words. The earliest of these is in 1606 when the lands were granted to the then warden for twenty one years, upon the following trust in which it will be observed that the maintenance of Divine service is not mentioned. (viz,)

 "Upon trust to apply the rents in and about and upon the reparations of the parish
 "church of Tedburne aforesaid as also in and upon all and every other thing and
 "things necessary and behoveable in and about the same church when and as often
 "as need shall require by the advice and consent and agreeableness of the more
 "part of the Inhabitants of the said parish.

The earliest deed appointing fresh feoffees of the lands, which I observed, was in 1701; in which the trusts of the Lands are simply declared to be.

 "To and for the only proper use benefit and behoof and towards the repairing and
 "maintaining of the Parish Church of Tedburne Saint Mary aforesaid and to and for
 "no other use intent and purpose whatsoever -.

A similar trust was also declared in the deeds appointing fresh trustees in 1742 and in 1773.

In 1800 another deed, for the appointment of new Trustees was made when the language of the trusts of the previous deed was disused, and the following trust substituted - viz.

 "Upon trust for the benefit and advantage of the parish parishioners and inhabitants
 "of Tedburn Saint Mary afsd. And so as all and singular the said lands &c and the
 "rents thereof &c may from time to time and at all times for ever hereafter be
 "applied employed and disposed of in such and the same manner and to and for
 "such and the same ends intents and purposes as the same lands and Hereditaments
 "and the rents, issues and profits thereof respectively were originally given
 "designed and settled" -

In the deed of 1824 appointing the present Feoffees, the trusts appear to have been copied from the last deed.

The Commissioners of Charity in their report state the trust to be simply, the application of the rents towards the maintainance and repairing the Parish Church of Tedburne Saint Mary, giving as their authority the deed of 1742.

The nonappearance of the original grant, and the varying language of the Deeds I have mentioned, involves the question of what is realy the trust in some obscurity; but I have no doubt that the deed of Elizabeth, both from the particular wording, and the nature of the deed itself, gives more of the original trust than either of the others, and that the Feoffees will be fully authorized in taking the trust of that deed for their guidance.

 

Secondly. As to the Leasehold premises which consist of

  1. A void plot or parcel of ground called the Greenlane containing one acre of Land bounded with the Glebe Lands belonging to the Rectory of Tedburn aforesaid on the north and south and with a little Brook of water flowing to a place called Church Bridge on the east and a way leading from a place called the Haven unto the parish Church of Tedburn Saint Mary aforesaid on the west.
  2. A Cottage or Dwelling house with the appurtenances formerly in the Tenure or occupation of one John Arnell Bounded with the riding way leading from the Haven to the said Church on the west.-
  3. And also one other cottage or Dwelling House with the appurtenances formerly in the possession of one Stephen Palmer Bounded with the highway leading from Exeter to Okehampton on the south and the Glebe Lands belonging to Rectory and parish church of Tedburn Saint Mary aforesaid on the north, all which said premises are situate in the Parish of Tedburn Saint Mary.

I have not been able to discover the original demise of these premises or indeed any earlier deed than 1701. when new Trustees were appointed, and the trust was then declared to be. "To and for the only maintenance upholding and supporting of the Church of Tedburne Saint Mary aforesaid".

In the deed appointing new Trustees in 1742 the same words are again used, but in 1806 the trust were thus declared.

 

 "Upon such trusts and to and for such ends intents and purposes as in and by the
 "said recited Indenture / being the original grant / are mentioned expressed and
 "declared of and concerning the same."

The deed by which the present Trustees were appointed in 1824 was not with the Deeds shown to me but I have no doubt it follows the wording made in 1806. The comissioners of Charities in their report, state the trust of these Lands to be, for the maintenance upholding and supporting of the said Church giving as their authority the deed of 1742 and I should therefore advise the Trustees in the absence of further evidence to confine themselves to that trust.

    I am
      Gentlemen
        Your obedt. Servt.
          Arthur Abbott
Bampfylde Street    
          Exeter 12th July 1834    

The following is an Extract of a copy of a Deed produced by Richard H. Tuckfield Esqr in the year 1835

 

Extract of a Deed dated 2nd Novr. 1622.
Counterpart of Grant of Lands in Tedburn Saint Mary for a Term of 2000 years, towards the repairing, and maintaining the Church there under the Yearly Rent of four pence.

 

John Tuckfield Esqre.
- To -
Mr. Thos Woodleigh & others.
Parishioners of Tedburn St. Mary

This Indenture made the second day of Novr. in the year of the reign of our Sovr. Lord James by the Grace of God &c.
Between John Tuckfield of Crediton in the County of Devon, Lord of the Manor of Tedburne St. Mary, of the one part & Thos, Woodleigh &c others &c of the other part.

Witnesseth that the foresaid John Tuckfield for and in consideration of the Trusts & confidence, which he hath and doth repose in the aforesaid Thoms Woodleigh & others, that the Lands, Tenemts. & Heredtmts. of the said John Tuckfield hereafter by and in these presents mentioned & hath demised &c all that void Plot or p'cell of Ground called or known by the name of the Green lane containing by estimation one Acre of Land, which is bounded wth. the Glebe Lands on the north and south sides & with a little brook of water fleeting to a place calld. Church Bridge on the east side & the way leading from a place calld. the Haven unto the Church of Tedburn St. Mary of the west side, And also all that Cottage or Dwellling House &c which is bounded wth. the riding way leading from the same place calld. the Haven to the Church of Tedburne on the east side & the foot path & the highway leading from Exeter to Okehampton on the south part & also one other Cottage or Dwelling House bounded by the highway leading frm. Exeter to Okehampton on the south side &c. To have and to hold &c, to & for the only maintenance upholding & supporting of the Church of Tedburne St. Mary & to & for none other use intent or purpose.

the end                  

The following is the state of the Proceedings of the present Trustees from Lady Day 1833.

 

Devon )
To Wit)Tedburn St. Mary May 8th 1834 The Account of John Wills one of the

Feoffees of the aforesaid Parish, Acting as Treasurer to the Feoffees of the said Parish. Of all Receipts and Disbursements concerning the Parish Lands for the year last past, ending at Lady Day 1834.
 
Receipts       £ s d
Received of H Lethbridge one years High Rent for Causeway House         2 -
--------- of Henry Splatt one years Do for Church Garden         2 -
--------- of C: Warren one years Do for her Cot         1 -
--------- of Thoms. Westcott one years Do for his Do.         1 -
--------- of the Overseer of Poor one years Do for the Vestry & Stable         2 6
--------- of H: Triggs one years Rent for Town Cot       12 0 0
--------- of H. Splatt one Do Do for Church pieces       12 0 0
--------- of the Overseer of the Poor one years Rent of the Poor House       3 0 0
Carried over               27 8 6
             
        £ s d
Brought forward       27 8 6
Recd of John Priston one years Rent for Greenlane       8 0 0
---- of John Rolle for Causeway Cot one years Rent       5 0 0
---- of John Taverner & Jno Triggs one years Rent for Hackworthy Cross Cots       6 0 0
Receipts               46 8 6
             
Disbursements            
Paid one years High Rent for the Church Lands       - - 4
--- Henry Triggs for keeping the Accts.       - 10 -
--- The Insurance of the Poor House & Town Cot       1 0 0
--- John Rolle for Paling in front of Causeway Cot       1 10 0
--- Wm. Davie for Masons work at Causeway Cot per order last Year       1 4 9
--- Wm. Orchard for Thatching Work & Spars &c at Hackworthy Cross &            
Causeway Cot       2 11 7
--- For 229 Nitches of Reed at 2£/2s per H--d       4 16 2
Disbursements       11 12 10
  £ s d      
Receipts brought forward 46 8 6      
Disbursements 11 12 10      
Balance in Mr Wills hand 34 15 8      
Paid the Churchwardens Disbursments for the last year 33 16 2 ½      
In hand       . 19 5 ½

Proceedings of a Meeting of the Feoffees held the 8th day of May 1834, at the Vestry Room Tedburn St. Mary.

Present

B. Fulford Esq. Messrs John Wills, Saml. Hodge & John Stoneman.
After examining the last years Acct. there appears to be a Balance of 34£-15s-8d in Mr Jno Wills' hand which the said Feoffees authorize Mr Wills to turn over 33£-16s-2 ½d of the aforesaid Sum to pay the Years Account on the Churchwardens Book home to Lady 1834. - Leaving a Balance of 19s-5 ½d due to the Feoffees, which is to remain in Mr Wills' hand until the next annual meeting.
The aforesaid Feoffees further agree to assist Mr. Fulford in procuring Plans &c for Erecting a Gallery in Tedburn Church And also for Leasing out Hackworthy Cross Cottages for three lives that shall be agreed on at a future meeting the Lease to be from Lady Day last. -
Nathanael Beer to be appointed Carpenter to examine and look over the repairs and do them on the Feoffee Lands -
Henry Triggs is also authorized to Issue hand Bills for Leasing the above Cottages and Sealed Tenders to be received by him on or before Midsummer day next, on which day the Trustees will meet to arrange with the purchaser of the above Cotts, & for other business.

Signed Baldwin Fulford Chairman
John Wills
Samuel Hodge
John Stoneman

 

Proceedings of a Meeting of the Feoffees held the 24th day of June 1834 at the Vestry Room Tedburn St. Mary.

Present, Baldwin Fulford Esqr. Mr. John Wills, Samuel Hodge and John Stoneman. It was agreed to accept Mr. John Taverner's offer of Ninety pounds for Hackworthy Cross Cottages for a Lease for 3 Lives subject to a yearly conventionary Rent of four shillings per Annum. Mr. John Taverner to pay for the Lease. The Feoffees agree to pay one pound towards the said Lease. The Money to be paid at Michls. Next.

Having received a plan from Mr Hooper of Exeter for erecting a Gallery. He grees to erect a Gallery of good substantial Materials the front to be Wainscot, to seat the Church under the Gallery, and put in a sky light and complete the whole for the sum of 160£. The first payment of ninety pounds to be at Michaelmas next. The remainder to be by Instalments of Twenty pounds a Year, or sooner if the Trustees can make it convenient so to do.

Signed Baldwin Fulford Chairman
John Wills
Samuel Hodge

 

Proceedings of a Meeting of the Feoffees held the first day of Novr. 1834 at the Vestry Room Tedburn Town

Present Baldwin Fulford Esq., Richard H. Tuckfield Esq., John Wills & Samuel Hodge. Having signed the Lease of Hackworthy Cross Cottages to John Taverner and Received the sum of 89£. having allowed the said John Taverner 1£. towards making the Lease according to agreement.

It was also agreed to Lease Causeway Cot, now in Possession of John Rolle from Lady Day next. H. Triggs is requested to give notices, and receive tenders for Leasing the said Cot before Lady Day next.

Baldwin Fulford                  
Chairman                  

Tedburn St Mary
Devon) April 23rd 1835 The acct of John Wills, &c of Receipts and payments to Wit) concerning the Parish Lands for the last year ending at Lady Day 1835.

 
  Receipts       £ s d
Recd. Of the Balance on the the last years acct       - 19 5 ½
--- Of H. Lethbridge one years high Rent for Causeway House       - 2 -
--- Of H. Splatt one years Do for Church Garden       - 2 -
--- Of C. Warren one years Do for her cot       - 1 -
--- Of Thoms Westcott one Years Do for his Cot       - 1 -
--- Of H. Triggs Assist. Overseer one Years Rent for Vestry & parish stable       - 2 6
--- Of Do one years Rent for the Poor-House       3 0 0
--- Of Henry Triggs one years Rent for Town cot       12 0 0
--- Of Widow Priston one years Rent for Greenlane       8 0 0
--- Of John Rolle one years Rent for Causeway Cot       5 0 0
  Carried over                         29 7 11 ½
               
          £ s d
  Brought over       29 7 11 ½
Recd. Of Henry Splatt in part of a years Rent due Lady Day 1835       8 0 0
  Receipts £ s d 37 7 11 ½
  Henry Splatt in arrears for Rent due Lady Day 1835 4 0 0      
               
               
  Payments for the year 1835            
Paid         £ s d
--- One years High Rent for the Church Lands       - - 4
--- Henry Triggs one years salary for Keeping these Accounts       - 10 0
--- The Insurance of the Poor House & Town Cot to Midsummer 1835       1 0 0
--- Mr Passmore's Bill for Repairing the pump at the Poor House       2 16 10
--- Wm Davie Mason for Labour about the Pump at Do       1 12 0
--- Nathanael Beer for Labour Timber &c about the Pump & Vestry Room       1 18 6
  Payments       7 17 8
               
  Brought up Receipts       37 7 11 ½
  Disbursements       7 17 8
  Balance in Mr Wills' hand       29 10 3 ½
  Mr Splatts arrears for Rent       4 0 0
  Total in hand       33 10 3 ½
  Paid over on the Churchwarden's Account to Lady Day 1835       29 18 0
  In hand including Mr Splatt arrears       3 12 3 ½

Proceedings of a Meeting of the Feoffees held the Twenty third day of April 1835. at the Vestry Room Tedburn Town. Present Baldwin Fulford Esq. R. H. Tuckfield Esq. Mr John Wills and Mr John Stoneman. After examining the last years account there appears to be a Balance of 33£..10s..3 ½d. in Mr Wills' hand of which we authorize to turn over the sum of 29£..18s to reimburse the last years Account of the Churchwardens, the remainder to remain in Mr Wills' hand amounting to 3£..12s..3 ½d
Having received Tenders for Leasing Rolls' Cot it is agreed to accept John Kelly's offer of 83£..1s subject to a conventionary Rent of 2s per anum, for a Lease of 3 Lives; the money to be paid into Mr. Arthar Abbotts hand, who is to prepare the Lease as soon as possible. H. Triggs to have an advance of 10s per annum for keeping the Accounts.

Baldwin Fulford
                  Chairman

 

 

Present state of the Trustees, concerning the Parish Lands. &c

1836 Leases £ s d
1st The 3 Cottages near the Poor House, on Lease (for 3 Lives) to, C Warren - 1 0
  & John Stoneman reserved Rent 1s per annum      
2nd Causeway House for (1 Life) to H. Lethbridge reserved Rent - 2 0
3rd Church Garden (for 3 Lives) to H. Splatt Do rent - 2 0
4th (Part of a Cottage) Thomas Westcotts Do - 1 0
5th Hackworthy Cross Cottages &c for (3 Lives) to John Taverner reserved Rent - 4 0
6th Causeway Cotts (for 3 Lives) to John Kelly reserved Rent - 2 0
         
  Rentals £    
7th Poor House, Let to the Parish Rent per annum 3 0 0
8th Vestry & Parish Stable Do Rent - 2 6
9th Town Cot to H. Triggs Do Do 12 0 0
10th Green Lane To Peter Priston Do 8 0 0
11th Church Pieces to H. Splatt Rent Do 12 0 0
    £    
  Present Income per annum 35 14 6

Tedburn St Mary

Devon ) May 5th 1836. The Acct of John Wills &c &c of all Receipts & payments concerning
To Wit) the Parish Lands for the year last past ending at Lady Day 1836

 
  Receipts       £ s d
Recd The Balance on the last years Acct including H Splatts arrears of Rent       3 12 3 ½
____ Of H. Lethbridge 1 years High Rent       - 2 -
____ Of H. Splatt 1 years Do       - 2 -
____ Of C. Warren 1 years Do       - 1 -
____ Of Thomas Westcott 1 years Do       - 1 -
____ Of H. Triggs Assist Overseer 1 years Rent of the Poor House       3 0 0
____ Of Do Do 1 years Rent of the Vestry & Stable       - 2 6
____ Of H. Triggs 1 years Rent for Town Cot       12 0 0
____ Of Peter Priston 1 years Rent for Green Lane       8 0 0
____ Of Jno Taverner 1 years reserved Rent for Hackworthy Cross Cot       - 6 -
____ Of John Kelly 1 years reserved Rent for Causeway Cotts       - 2 0
____ Of H. Splatt in part of a years Rent for Church Pieces £ s   6 0 0
____ Of Jno Taverner for his Lease on Hackworthy Cross Cot 90 0)   89 0 0
  allowed Do towards his Lease 1 0)        
    £ s d      
____ Of John Kelly for his Lease on Causeway Cot 85 1 0 84 1 0
  allowed John Kelly towards his Lease 1 0 0      
  Receipts       206 9 9 ½
               
               
               
               
  Payments       £ s d
Paid One years High Rent for the Church Lands       - - 4
___ Henry Triggs one years Salary for Keeping these accts       1 0 0
___ The Insurance of the Poor House & Town Cot to Midsummer 1836       1 0 0
___ For a New Casement to Wm Darch's House and repairing the Leading       - 16 0
  in the windows of the Poor House &c            
___ Mr Abbott for examining the original Deeds of the Parish Lands &       3 1 -
  reporting on a Book the contents thereof            
___ Nathanael Beer for Stands for the Singer's Books, Kneeling Boards &c       3 4 6
  and also a Lattice to the Sky light over the Gallery per contract            
___ Mr H. Hooper for Building the Gallery Seating the Church under &c &c       160 0 0
  Payments £ s d 169 1 10
  Receipts 206 9 9 ½      
  Payments 169 1 10      
  Balance in Hand 37 7 11 ½      
  H. Splatt in arrears to Lady Day for Rent 6 0 0      
          43 7 11 ½
  Paid into the Churchwardens Acct       23 15 7
  Balance in hand including Splatt Rent       19 12 4 ½

Proceedings of a Meeting of the Feoffees held the 5th day of May 1836. Present Baldwin Fulford Esq R. H. Tuckfield Esq. Messrs John Wills, John Stoneman and Samuel Hodge. After examining the last years Acount there appears to be a Balance of 43£..7s..11 ½d. The Feoffees agree to pay over of the above sum 23£..15s..7d to the Churchwardens Acct for the last year being their Disbursements for the year ending at Lady Day 1836. leaving a Balance of 19£..12s..4 ½d including Mr Splatts arrears of 6s which is to be paid to Mr Wills as soon as possible. The Balance to remain in Mr Wills hand until the next annual meeting.
It is agreed the Annual meeting for Receiving the Rents &c shall in future be held on the second Monday in July each year.

R. Hippisley Tuckfield
Chairman

NB
The said Feoffees to have a timely notice from the Clark, of the said annual Meeting.

[The following deed was copied into the back of the notebook]

The following is a Copy of a Feoffee Deed bearing date January 26th 1824.
This Indenture Tripartite made the Twenty sixth Day of January one thousand eight hundred and twenty four. Between William Strong the Elder of Drewsteignton in the County of Devon yeoman, John Wills of Tedburn Saint Mary in the County of Devon yeoman, William Strong the younger of Dunchideock in the said county Yeoman and William Browning of the said parish of Tedburn Saint Mary yeoman / the only surviving Trustees named in a certain Feoffment Deed bearing date the Thirteenth day of May in the year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and Six. of the first part, Thomas Wills of Dunsford in the said County yeoman of the second Part, and Baldwin Fulford the Elder of Great Fulford in the County of Devon Esquire, Baldwin Fulford the younger of the same place Esquire, Richard Hippesley Tuckfield of Fulford Park in the said County Esquire, John Henry Hippesley Tuckfield of the same place Esquire James Pitman of Dunchideock aforesaid Esquire, and John Langdon died 1831 Robert Priston John Stoneman, and Samuel Hodge all of Tedburn Saint Mary aforesaid Yeomen of the third part.

Witnesseth that the said William Strong the Elder, John Wills, William Strong the younger and William Browning as well in pursuance of the Trust reposed in them in and by the said Feoffment Deed as for the conveying assuring confirming and continuing the Lands and Hereditaments hereinafter mentioned. To such uses upon such Trusts and for such charitable or other ends intents and purposes as the same were originally given designed and settled and as are hereinafter mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the same, Have and every of them Hath granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents do and every of them Doth grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Thomas Wills his Heirs and Assigns All those their nine Acres, with their way of eight Feet broad with the Appurtenances situate lying and being within the affd Parish of Tedburn Saint Mary between the Lands of the said Baldwin Fulford on the north and East parts and the lands of James White Esquire on the South part. Also all the Houses and Edifices there with the appurtenances called the Parish House of Tedburn St. Mary aforesaid, And all other the Houses and edificies thereunto adjoining and belonging with their and every of their appurtenances. And also all that their little Meadow with the appurtenances lying there between the Lands late of John Tuckfield Esq. on the west part and the Lands of Nicholas Holman on the south part, and the Highway leading to the parish Church of Tedburn Saint Mary aforesaid from a place called the Haven on the East part, and the parish Church of Tedburn Saint Mary aforesaid on the north part. And also all that their House and Orchards in Upcott in Tedburn Saint Mary aforesaid with the appurtenances lying on the north part of Upcott aforesaid and the common wall in Upcott aforesaid on the south part, and the Lands of the said Baldwin Fulford on the north east part and the Lands of Murch on the north west part, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders rents, suits and services of all and singular the said premises. And all the Estate right Title Interest use trust benefit property Claim and demand whatsoever of them the said William Strong the elder, John Wills William Strong the younger and William Browning, and each and every of them of in to or out of the said premises and every or any part or parcel thereof. To have and to hold the said nine acres and all and singular other the Lands and hereditaments hereby granted and enfeoffed or expressed and intended so to be with their and every of their rights members and appurtenances unto the said Thomas Wills his Heirs and Assigns, To the use of them the said William Strong the Elder, John Wills William Strong the younger, Baldwin Fulford the Elder, Baldwin Fulford the younger Richard Hippesley Tuckfield John Henry Hippesley Tuckfield, James Pitman John Langdon, Robert Priston John Stoneman and Samuel Hodge their Heirs and Assigns for ever / Upon Trust nevertheless and to and for the benefit and advantage of the Parish Parishioners and Inhabitants of Tedburn Saint Mary aforesaid / and so as all and singular the said Lands and hereditaments so hereby granted and enfeoffed or expressed or intended so to be and the Rents issues and profits thereof resepectively may from time to time and at all times for ever hereafter be applied employed and disposed of in such and the same manner and to and for such and the same ends intents and purposes as the same Lands and hereditaments and the rents Issues and profits thereof respectively were originally given designed and settled. And upon this further Trust that when and as often as it shall happen that the said William Strong the elder John Wills William Strong the younger Baldwin Fulford the Elder. Baldwin Fulford the younger Richard Hippesley Tuckfield John Henry Hippesley Tuckfield James Pitman John Langdon Robert Priston John Stoneman and Samuel Hodge the present Trustees or any other such person or persons as shall hereafter from time to time be nominated or appointed trustees for or concerning the premises shall be dead or relinquish or release the aforesaid Trusts that then and as often as the Survivors or such Trustees for the time being shall be reduced by Death or otherwise to the number of three persons or within three Calendar Months next after the shall be so reduced grant convey and assure all and singular the said Lands Tenements Cottages Dwelling Houses and premises with their and every of their appurtenances unto such other persons as such surviving Trustees or the major part of them for the time being shall in that behalf nominate or appoint To hold to them and to their Heirs To the use of such surviving Trustees and of such other persons so to be nominated and appointed for such new Trustees as aforesaid and of their Heirs and assigns for ever under such and the same Trusts and to and for such and the same ends intents and purposes to which the same Tenements Cottages or Dwelling Houses Lands Hereditaments and premises and the rents issues and and profits thereof respectively were originally given and are hereby expressed and intended to be continued to be settled To the intent and so that the same tenements Cottages or Dwelling Houses Lands Hereditaments and premises with their and every of their appurtenances and the rents Issues and profits thereof respectively may from time to time and at all times for ever hereafter remain and continue settled and perpetuated as the same were originally given and designed to and for the benefit and advantage of the said parish Parishioners and Inhabitants of Tedburn Saint Mary aforesaid and to and for no other use intent upon no other trust nor for any other end intent or purpose whatsoever. And the said William Strong the elder John Wills William Strong the younger and William Browning do hereby for themselves severally and not jointly or the one for the other of them but each of them for himself his Heirs Executors administrators and Assigns covenant promise and agree to and with the said Thomas Wills his Heirs and assigns in manner following that is to say that they said William Strong the elder John Wills Wiliam Strong the younger and William Browning have not nor either of them hath at any time heretofore made done or committed or wittingly or willingly permitted or suffered to be done or committed any act deed matter or thing whatsoever, whereby or by reason or means whereof the said Tenements Cottages or Dwelling Houses, Lands Hereditaments and premises hereby granted conveyed or enfeoffed or expressed or intended so to be with their appurtenances or any part thereof now is are can shall or may be affected impeached charged or incumbered in any sort or manner other than and except all and every the Lease and Leases heretofore granted and still subsisting of and in the said premises or of any part or parcels thereof by them the said William Strong the Elder John Wills William Strong the younger and William Browning or in conjunction with their to Trustees or any of them for the Term or Terms of ninety nine years Determinable on the Death or Deaths of one two or three person or persons at the most monies and under the rents and services reserved in such Lease and Leases respectively which said rents are intended to pass by the presents and from henceforth to be paid to the Feofees hereby created a new as aforesaid their Heirs Executors administrators and assigns upon the Trusts and for the purposes aforesaid. And Lastly the said William Strong the elder John Wills William Strong the younger and William Browning Have and every of them Hath made ordained constituted and appointed and by these presents do and every of them doth, make ordain constitute and appoint and in their place and stead put John Holman and Richard Hodge both of Tedburn Saint Mary aforesaid yeomen their true and Lawful attorney and attornies severally or jointly for them and in their names to enter into and upon all and singular the said premises hereby granted bargained sold and Enfeoffed or expressed and intended so to be or any part thereof in the name of the whole and peaceable and quiet possession and seisin of the same premises or any part thereof in the name of the whole to take and being in such quiet and peaceable possession and seisin thereof to deliver the same over unto the said Thomas Wills or to his certain Attorney or Attornies in that behalf Lawfully authorized to take and receive the same to be had and holden according to the tenor form and effect of these presents. To the Uses upon the Trusts and for the ends intents and purposes hereinbefore mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the same. They the said William Strong the elder John Wills William Strong the younger and William Browning hereby ratifying and confirming all and whatsoever their said attornies or either of them shall do or cause to be done in the premises by virtue of these presents.

In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

William O Strong. William O Strong
John O Wills. Willliam O Browning
Thomas O Wills Baldwin O Fulford
Baldwin O Fulford Richard Hippesley O
Tuckfield O James O Pitman
John O Langdon Robert O Priston
John O Stoneman Samuel O Hodge

[The following double sheet was pinned to the end of the preceding text at the back of the notebook.]

1st page

 
Devon) Tedburn Saint Mary            
to )
Wit)
The Account of Mr Samuel Hodge one of the Feoffees of the aforesaid parish, acting as Treasurer to the Feoffees of the said parish, of all Receipts and Disbursements concerning the parish Lands for the year ending at Ladyday 1846.            
               
  Receipts       £ s d
Recd Of Mr Hugh Lethbridge, one years High Rent for Causeway Cot       .. 2 ..
~ Of Edward Kelly, one years High Rent for Church Garden       .. 2 ..
~ Of John Milford one years Do for his House       .. 1 ..
~ Of Thomas Westcott one years Do for part of his House       .. 1 ..
~ Of John Taverner one years Do for Hackworthy Cross Cot       .. 4 ..
~ Of The Trustees of the late Mary Kelly for Lower Causeway Cot one year       .. 2 ..
~ Of Langdon, & Preston, one years Rent for Town Cot Due Ladyday 1846.       12 .. ..
~ Of Henry Preston one years Rent for Church Pieces Due Ladyday 1846.       12 .. ..
~ Of Nathaniel Beer one years Rent for Greenlane Due Ladyday 1846.       8 .. ..
~ Of William Preston the Rent which has been collected of persons residing)       4 13 1
  in the Poor House and Vestry Room expressed on the next page )               
  Receipts for the year       37 5 1 ½
  Payments for Do       8 8 11
          28 16 2 ½
  Balance in Mr Hodges hand Ladyday 1845.       1 19 9
          30 15 11 ½

2nd page.

Tedburn Saint Mary
Receipts of Rent for the poor House
and Vestry from Ladyday 1845
to Ladyday 1846.

Recd Of Thomas Milford 52 weeks rent for his room from Ladyday 1845, to       £ s d
  Ladyday 1846, at 6d per week       1 6 -
~ of William Darch 52 weeks rent for his room from Ladyday 1845, to            
  Ladyday 1846. at 6d per week       1 6 -
~ of Benjamin Milford 52 weeks rent for his room from Ladyday 1845, to            
  Ladyday 1846, at 3d per week       - 13 -
~ of Elizabeth Martin 26 weeks rent for the old Vestry Due Midsummer last       - 10 -
~ of Mr Daniel Marchant towards his Brothers rent       - 13 6
~ of Lydia Turner 52 weeks rent to Ladyday 1846       - 13 -
          5 1 6
Paid Poor's rates & Highway rates for the poor House and Vestry Room   s d      
~ One years Poor Rate for the Church House   6 -      
~ Do ---- Do Vestry Room   - 9      
~ Do Highway rate for the Poor House   1 4      
~ Do ---- Do Vestry Room & Stable   - 2      
~ Property Tax for the above   - 1      
      8 4 ½ - 8 4 ½
          4 13 1 ½

3rd page

Payments

          £ s d
Paid J.H. Hippisley Esqr. one years High Rent for part of the Church Lands       - - 10
__ Insurance of Town Cot and Poor House       1 13 9
__ For a new Lock for William Darch's Door       - 2 -
__ For 110 Nitches of Reed at 2£..15s per Hundred for Thatching the Wood            
  Linehay of the poor House       3 - 6
__ For 7 Bundles of spars at 10d per Bundle       - 5 10
__ Mr. William Orchard's Bill for thatching the Wood Linehay and Repairing            
  the passage       1 - 9
__ Mr. Richard Davies Bill for Repairing the poor House and the old Vestry            
  Room, Materials &c       - 8 9
__ Mr. Nathaniel Beer's Bill for Repairing Glass at the Poor House & Vestry            
  Room, 4 forms and other Repairs in the old Vestry Room       1 6 6
__ Mr. John Stoneman one years Rent for the Garden on which the New School            
  Room was Erected, Due Ladyday 1846.       - 10 -
  Payments for the year       8 8 11

4th page






Trustees
Proceedings of a Feoffee Meeting
held the 16th day of May 1846
in the School Room Tedburn St. Mary.
Present
{Baldwin Fulford Esquire
{Mr Samuel Hodge
{Mr John Stoneman
   
  On examining the Rents now paid in there appears to be Received       £ s d
  from the Feoffees Estate and Rent of the poor House       37 5 1 ½
  Disbursements of the Feoffees Account       8 8 11
  Balance in the Trustees hands       28 16 2 ½
  Balance in Mr Hodge's hand last year       1 19 9
          30 15 11 ½
  It was agreed to allow the Singers for the year up to Ladyday 1846       4 - -
          26 15 11 ½
  Pd Churchwardens account to L.D. 1846       21 16 4
  Remains in Mr Hodges hands       4 19 7 ½

It was agreed that the fence between Town Cot Garden, and Trumps
Cot Garden be Rebuilt and put in good order -
Mr Nath Beer was ordered to Estimate & repair the end of Fulford Isle
where the School Children are now seated.

Baldwin Fulford
on Behalf of the
Meeting -