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Wiltshire - Survey of the Manor of Brinkworth (undated)

Transcribed by Clive R.G. Henly, 1994
From an original document held at the Wiltshire & Swindon Archives.
Library Reference: 88:2/46

Index of Places and Field Names   Index of People

Free Tenants of the Mannor of Brinckworth

  1. The parson of Brinckworth holdeth to him & his successors certeine lands of the Lord of this mannor by fealtye, suite of courte & yearly rent of 13s 4d.

  2. The parson also payeth yearly to the Lord of this mannor for court silver of foure tenements belonginge to his personadge 22d.

    Indenture holders for two thousand yeares

  3. James (crossed through) Anthoney Davys als Taylor claymeth to hold for 2000 yeares by Indenture not shewne but graunted by Sir Henry Knyvet Knighte & Dame Elizabeth his wife (as is alledged) two tenements with the appurtenances conteyninge threescore acres & paieth 12d.

  4. John Lewyn (in the name of John Trewe gent) claymeth to hold by Indenture not shewed but graunted by Sir Henry Knivette Knighte & Dame Elizabeth his wife, (as is alledged) two tenements, the one called Wisdomes, the other Selyes conteyninge fourescore and sixe acres & payeth yearly 2s.

  5. Thomas Trumplyn claymeth to hold by Indenture not shewed but graunted by Sir Henry Knyvet Knighte & Dame Elizabeth his wife (as is alledged) for 2000 yeares, one close called Greate Spachnam beinge 35 acres & payeth yearly 12d.

  6. John Richmond claymeth to hold by Indenture not shewed but graunted by Sir Henry Knyvet Knight & Dame Elizabeth his wife (as is alledged) for 2000 yeares, one pasture ground called Hargrove conteyning 23 acres, and 8 acres in Glaseland with the appurtanences & payeth yearly 12d.

    Copyholders of the Mannor of Brinckworth

  7. Robert Young claymeth to hold for tearme of his life and after to Mary Young his wife and Thomas Nichols sonne of one Frauncis Nicholls of Cirencester in the countey of Glocester one messuage called Churchmanes and one close to the same adioyning containing by estimation 10 acres with 10 acres of arable land in the feilds here to the same messuage belonging with all & singuler the appurtenances by copy dated 4th day of April 1st James of England and of Scotland 44th, and payeth yearely £10. One herriott. Court silver 5d ob. Meade silver 4d. One yeare one henne & a cocke, one other yeare 2 hennes & a cocke.
    £15.


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  1. John Sherer (69, 78) and Richard (48) his sonne doe clayme to hold for terme of theire lyves successivelye accordinge to the custome by virtue of a copy dated the 27th day of September in the 36th yeare of Queene Elizabeth, one tofte called Parkers Barton containng halfe an acre, together with a housse newly builte, one close called Parkers containing 6 acres & one close called Parkers Meade containing foure acres (with copye of lycence to let or set the same) & payeth yearlye 6s 1d ob. Court silver 5d ob. One herriott.
    £10.

  2. Robert Beale (63), Jeffery Beale (51, 57) & Alice (48, 52) children of William Beale deceased doe clayme to hold for tearme of theire lyves successivelye accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the 29th day of March in the tenth yeare of Queene Elizabeth, one housse with the homestalls containing twoe acres, one close called the Lower Woer and the medowe adioyninge containing by estimation 27 acres, a close called the Upper Woer containing by estimation 7 acres of pasture, a close of arable called the Upper Westefeild containing by estimation 9 acres, a close of medowe called Hargrove Hill now devided into two parts conteyning by estimation 24 acres, a close of medowe called Hallcrofte containinf fyve acres, a close of medowe called Sladeacre containing fyve acres, a close of pasture called Little Close at Ovesyate containing by estimation two acres, and payeth yeerlye 53s 4d. Court silver 11d ob. Mead Silver 10d. Three herriotts.
    £50. One messuage with a garden, orchard & curtilage adioyning with the appurtenances called Culcabyns, & one toft called Worth, one other toft called Older, one close called Homeclose, one other close called Overworth, one other close called Neatherworth, one other close called Worth Meade, one other close called Over West Feild, one other close called Ovesyate with a parcell of pasture to the same adioyning called Ovesyate Lane, one other close called Sladeacre, one other close called Hillcroft, one other close called Hargrove Hill.

  3. Thomas Birte (45) als Birtch claymeth to hold for terme of his lyfe according to the custome by vertue of a copye dated 24th daye of June in the fourth yeare of King James one housse called Pacyes als Heales Housse with a crofte adioyninge containing four acres and an halfe of pasture, one close of medowe in Windmill Feilde conteyninge by estimation 14 acres, one close called Westfeild conteyninge by estimation 8 acres, one close called Wyverne Heale containing by estimation two acres & an halfe, & one close called Healecrofte containing by estimation two acres and an halfe & payeth yearly 5s 2d. Two henns & a cocke. Court silver 5d ob. Workemony 4d. One herriott.
    £12. One house called Pacyes als Heale House and 31 acres of land meadowe & pasture with all & singuler theire appurtenances.


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  1. Edmond Wallys (72, mort) claymeth to hold for terme of his life accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the 28th day of May in the fifthe yeaye of the raigne of King Edward the Sixth, one house called Players with the homestalls & crofte, & a close adioyninge containing by estimation four acres, one close called Mylwards with a housse thereupon builte containing one acre & an halfe, a close in the Wyndmyll Feild containing by estimation six acres, a close of medowe called Lyngecrofte Meade next adioyninge containing three acres, one other close in Windmill feild called Ashey Close containing five acres in Broadmead, two acres of Lotmeade, one close in the Westfeild conteyninge tenne acres, a close called the Ramps devided into foure partes conteyninge together 12 acres, a plot of medowe in Pewkyn Meade containing by estimation halfe an acre (of which halfe acre Edmond Wallys hath the firste croppe of hay one yeare & William Taylor an other yeare & payeth yeerly 20s. Court silver 11d. Mead silver 8d. Two herriotts.
    £36. Elizabeth Wallis widdowe. One messuage called Players with the appurtenances, and one other messuage called Milwards with the appurtenances.

  2. Margaret Thorne (38, 44) now the wife of Anthonie Frye claymeth to hold for terme of her life accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the laste of March in the one & twentyeth yeare of Queene Elizabeth, one housse called Wingods with a crofte adioyninge, now devided into two parts containing by estimation tenne acres, a close called Westfeild conteyninge five acres, and a close called Glaseland containing by estimation three acres & payes yearlye 7s 7d. Court silver 5d ob. Mead silver 4d. Two henns & a coke. One herriott.
    £16. One messuage called Wingods, and certenie lands to the same messuage belonging with the appurtenances.

  3. Joane Clerke (71, mort) widowe claymeth to hold for terme of her lyfe accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copye dated the 20th day of February in the firste & second yeares of Kinge Philip & Queene Marye one howse with the homestalls & orchard containing one acre, a close nexte adioyninge containing two acres, a medowe lyinge by the waters side containing by estimation five acres, a close of pasture called Hilly Close containing foure acres, a close there nexte called Westclose conteyninge two acres, a close called Wyndmyll Hill Close containing by estimation three acres, anothrt close called Windmyll Feilde containing 12 acres, a close in Westfeild containing 8 acres & a halfe, and one acre of lotmeade in Broadmead, & payeth yearly 16s 4d. Court silver 5d ob. Mead silver 4d. One herriott.
    £30. Richard Clarke (44). One messuage with 3 closes of pasture & 1 of meadowe & halfe a yard land to the same messuage belonging.

    The revercon hereof is claymed to be holden by Jeffery Clerke (mort) & Richard Clarke (38) her sonne by vertue of a copye dated the third day of September in the 21st yeare if the raigne of Queene Elizabeth.


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  1. William Beale (80) doth clayme to hold for terme of his lyfe accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the third daye of Aprill in the 14th yeare if Queene Elizabeth, one messuage called Noryce, with the lanes, medowes & pastures thereunto belonginge whereof the messuage with the close adioyning containing 12 acres, a close in Glaselands containing by estimation six acres, a close in the Lyfeild conteyninge one acre, with a copye of lycence to let or set the same, & payeth yearly 9s 10d. Court silver 5d ob. Mead silver 4d. A mower & maker in custome meade. One herriott.
    £20

  2. Mary Beale (crossed through) claymeth to hold for her widowes estate, and after to John Beale (40) sonne of William Beale the younger accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the 31st day of May in the 35th yeare of the raigne of Queene Elizabeth, one tofte called Stephens and a tenement or tofte called Baldwyns, & one lane called Webbes Lane as they lye now together conteyninge by estimation 30 acres, and a close in Lye Feild containing by estimation one acre & a halfe & all lands, tenements, medowes, feddings & pastures, commons & hereditaments whatsoever to the sayd messuage tofts or any of them belonginge, late in the occupacon of Joane Webe widow, with a lycence therin to either of them to let or set the premisses or any parte thereof for 90 yeares or lesse if the sayd John Beale soe longe lyve, and to place any fit undertenante or undertenantes in the premisses or any parte thereof & to abide & dwell from the same, & to cut & throwe downe any hedge in or upon the premisses, or any parte thereof, & to throw downe & make playne the ditches of the same & to inclose & laye the sayd lane to Stephens Haye, & to cut downe & overthrowe the maples and willowes whatsoever upo the premisses & all other trees not exceedinge 12 ynches in compasse at the foote & to sell and dispose the same as shall please them & all the fewell thornes, loppes & toppes & shrewdes of trees whatsoever upon the premisses to sell and carry away to theire owne behoofe, and payeth yearly 12s 9d. Court silver 11d. 2 henns & a cocke. Mead silver 6d. 2 herriots. Suite of coarte.
    £26.

  3. Mary Beale (crossed through) claymeth to hold for her widowes estate and after to John Beale (40) for his life accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the 31st day of May in the 35th yeare of Queene Elizabeth, one messuage or tenement called Bagge als Badge & a close of pasture thereunto adioyninge containing 8 acres, and one acre of medow in Estlighe with the appurtenances & all lands tenements & hereditaments thereunto belonginge, with lycence in the same to let or set the premisses or any parte thereof to any person or persons for nyntye & nyne yeares or any lesse tyme if the sayd John Beale soe longe lyve, and to place any fibbe tenante or tenants in the premisses or any parte thereof & to dwell from the same & to cut downe & overthrow the hedges of the premisses or any of them, & to scoppe the ditches or any of them, and to cut downe all maples & willowes whtsoever & all other trees not exceedinge 12 ynches in compasse at the foote, and the same to convert to their owne uses, & the fewell, thornes, lopps, topps & shrewds of trees whatsoever upon the premisses to cut take & carry awaye to theire owne uses & payeth yeerlye 26s 8d. Court silver 5d ob. Mead silver 4d. 2 hennes & a cocke. One herriott.
    £7 4s


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  1. Robert Sherer (mort) George Shearer (35) & Agnes Sherer (mort) doe clayme to hold for terme of theire lyves successivelye accordinge to the custome, by vertue of a copy dated the 16th day of September in the nyneth yeare of the raigne of Kinge James of England & of Scotland the 45th, one housse called Sybylls with the orchard, homestalls & crofte adioyninge containing by estimation 5 acres, a close next adioyninge containing by estimation 4 acres, a close called Hillclose containing by estimation 8 acres, & a medow adioyning to the Homecrofte containing by estimation one acre & an halfe & payeth yearlye £4. Court silver 5d ob. Mead silver 4d. 2 henns & a cocke. One herriott.
    £18.

  2. Thomas Lewyn (48) claymeth to hold for terme of his life accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copye dated the 29th daye of March in the 40th yeare of Queene Elizabeth, one messuage with a garden & curtilage called Fosters & a close called the Homeclose containing by estimation three acres, a close called Downecrofte containing one acre & a halfe, a close called Gyllinge containing foure acres, & a close called Coombeclose containing three acres, & payeth yeerlye 7s 2d ob. Court silver 11d. 4 hennes & a cocke. One dayes mowinge & making. Two herriotts.
    £10.

  3. Agnes Joanes (80) late wife of George Joanes now the wife of William Clerke claymeth to hold for terme of her life accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copye dated the 20th daye of October in the 28th yeare of Kinge Henry the Eighte, one messuage with the appurtanences called Gorewayes als Coopers, & one messuage called Birds with the appurtenances, one other messuage called Lacyes with the appurtenances in Brinkworth, whereof one housse with the homestalls, orchard & a close adioyninge containing by estimation 10 acres, a close called Brooke Breach containing by estimation 7 acres, a close called Burghe Hayes containing two acres, a close called Munbreach containing 3 acres & an halfe, a close called Glaseland containing foure acres, a close called the Round Rampes containing five acres, a close called Longe Rampes containing three acres, a close called Townesend Close containing 10 acres, a close called Longe Lacyes containing one acres & a halfe, an other close called Little Lacyes containing halfe an acre, a close called Greate Lacyes containing one acre & an halfe, a close called Stockmeade containing two acres & a halfe, & one close called Westfeild containing by estimation one acre & an halfe & payeth yearly £5. Court silver 16d ob. Mead money 14. Three herriotts.
    £50. William Pacey als Clerke (25) Anne Clarke (28) his sister by copy dated 21st of March 11th James of England and 47th of Scotland.

  4. Richard Dirham (65), Richard Dobbes (51) and William Dobbes (47) doe clayme to hold for terme of theire lyves successively according to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the 18th day of September in the 18th yeare of Queene Elizabeth, one tenement with a barne, a gardyne & orchard called Paynes containing by estimation halfe an acre, & foure closes of medow and pasture thereunto adioyninge containing by estimation 14 acres, & payeth yeerlye £4. Court silver 5d ob. Meade silver 4d. One herriott.
    £15.


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  1. Anne Becke widoe claymeth to hold for her widowes estate after to William Shearer (64) sonne of Maurice Sherer for terme of his life accordinge to he custome by vertue of a copy dated the 20th day of February in the first & second yeares of Kinge Philip & Queene Mary, one messuage called Fletchers containing halfe an acre, three closes of pasture containing 8 acres, a close lyinge in the Slowe containing three acres & foure rudgs in Wymells Feild containing halfe an acre, & payeth yearly 4s 1d ob. Court silver 5d ob. Mead silver 4d. 2 hennes & a cocke. One herriotte.
    £8 10s.

  2. Christian Hayward (61) widow late wife of John Hayward claymeth to hold her widowes estate accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the 25th day of September in the 19th yeare of the raigne of the late Queene Elizabeth of one capitall messuage called Iles containing halfe an acre, one close called Homeclose conteyninge two acres and a halfe, a Churchcrofte containing foure acres, one medowe neere the Three Bridgs containing halfe an acre, one medowe in Windmyll Feild containing 12 acres, & one acre of medowe in Broad Medowe, one close called the Worth containing foure acres, one other close called Northcrofte containing two acres (exchanged), one other close in Westfeild containing 10 acres, and a peece of medowe in Woodclose containing two acres & payeth yeerlye 18s 1d. Court silver 11d. Mead silver 8d. One mower & a maker. 2 henns & a cocke. Two herriotts.
    £32.

  3. John Barnes (51, mort) & Jeffery Barnes (49) doe clayme to hold for terme of theire lyves successivelye accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the 23rd day of March in the fyve & twebtyeth yeare of Queene Elizabeth, the moitye of a housse called Halls, & the moitye of all houses to the same belonginge, that is to saye the weste parte of the housse with a gardyne and orchard adioyninge, and the moitye of foure closes to the same howse belonginge and adioyninge containing by estimation six acres & a halfe & the moitye of one close of pasture called Howells (vizt) the weste end thereof beinge three acres and an halfe, one medowe called Glaselands containing three acres & a halfe, a medowe called Munbrech containing two acres, a medowe called Little Meade containing halfe an acre, & the moitye of a meade lyinge in Wyndmill Feild containing by estimation six acres & a halfe & payeth yearlye 17s 4d. Meade silver 8d ut infra.
    £17 13s 4d. Wm Pacey als Clarke. Dated 25th day of September James of England the 13th and Scotland the 49th. Two messuages or tenements called Harts & Howells, one close of pasture called Howells, one close of meadowe called Howells Meade, one close of meadowe lyeing in the Eastleigh, one close of meadowe lyeing in the Windmill Feild, one close of meadowe called Glaselands, one close of meadowe called Munbreach & one close of meadow called the Little Meade with all & singuler their appurtenances.


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  1. The same John Barnes (51) & Jeffery Barnes (49) doe clayme to hold for terme of theire lyves successivelye, accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the affore said 23rd day of March in the 25th yeare of Queene Elizabeth, the other moitye of the afforesayd tenement called Harts & of all the house thereunto belonginge (vizt) the easte parte of the sayd housse with an orchard & gardyne thereunto adioyninge, and the moitye of all closes, lands, medowes and pastures to two houses called Harts and Howells belonginge, that is to saye the moitye of foure closes to the said housse called Harts adioyninge (vizt) on the east & sourt partes of the said closes & the moitye of one pasture called Howells, that is to say the west parte of the same, & one close of meade to he same adioyninge called Howells Meade, & one close of medow in Eastlye, the moity of one close of meade lyinge in Wyndmillfeild (vizt) the east parte of the sayd close & payeth yearlye 8s 8d. Court silver 5d ob. Mead silver 4d. 2 henns & a cocke. A mower & a maker halfe a day. One herriott.
    £17 13s 4d. Wm Pacey als Clarke.

    (Entire entry crossed through)

  2. Jeffrye Beale (50) doth clayme to hold for terme of his lyfe accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the 29th day of March in the 10th yeare of Queene Elizabeth, one toft called Hardhouse containing foure acres, one close called Longe Crofte containing one acre, one close called Littlehams with a house thereupon builte containing one acre, one tofte called Phelps containing fyve acres, a close called Woodclose containing two acres, & one acre of medowe lyinge in Broadmeade, and payeth yearly 10s 3d. Court silver 11d. Mead silver 6d. Two herriots.
    £13 6s 8d. The close called Woodclose is exchanged with Christian Hayward for Northcrofte containing 2 acres.

  3. Marye Pynnell (48) widowe claymeth to hold for her widowes wstate & after to Alice sister of Ralphe Pynnell deceased for terme of her life accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the 9th day of June in the 17th yeare of Queene Elizabeth, one messuage called Players & a close called the Homeclose containing 8 acres, a close in Overwestfeild containing 7 acres with a licence to lett or set the same, and payeth yearlye 7s 1d ob. Court silver 2d ob. Mead silver 2d. One herriott.
    £13 6s 8d.

  4. Henry Pynnell (40) claymeth to hold for terme of his lyfe accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the 9th daye of June in the 17th yeare of the raigne of Queene Elizabeth, one medowe called Lindes Crofte containing by estimation three acres, one medowe called Slowes bridge containing by estimation two acres & an halfe, a close Redhill containing by estimation six acres, and a close called Rampst containing by estimation six acres, with a lycence to let or set the same or any parte thereof & payeth yearlye 7s 1d ob. Court silver 2d ob. Mead silver 2d. One herriott.
    £13 6s 8d.


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  1. Michaell Fry (50,52) claymeth to hold for his life according to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the first day of October in the 10th yeare of Queene Elizabeth, one messuage with a curtelage, gardyne & orchard adioyninge called Freemans als Selwyns containing by estimation halfe an acre, one close called Homemeade containing 8 acres, one other close called Overleaze containing 6 acres & one other close called Stockmeade containing 7 acres & payeth yearly 7s 6d. Court silver 5d ob. Mead silver 4d. A mower & a maker. One herriott.
    £12.

  2. William Henlye (54) & Joane (60) his sister doe clayme to hold for terme of theire lyves successivelye accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copye dated the 28th day of Marche in the fourth & fifte yeares of the raigne of Kinge Philippe & Qieene Mary, two houses called Wisdomes and Waterholis with all lands, medowes & pastures to the sayd two houses belonginge whereof the messuage with the buildings conteyne halfe an acre, one close called Waterholys containing by estimation foure acres, a close called Lytle Close containing two acres, another close called Fishers containing three acres, one little close thereunto adioyninge containing two acres, a close in Wyndmillfeild containing by estimation fyve acres, a close of medow called Towneclose containing by estimation one acre & a halfe, and a close of medowe called Mynocks containing one acre & a halfe, and payeth yeerlye 14s 2d. Court silver 5d ob. Mead silver 4d. A mower & a maker. One herriott. 4 hennes & a cocke.
    £20.

  3. Richard Arnoll (60) claymeth to hold for terme of his lyfe accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the 12th of October in the second yeare of Kinge Edward the sixth, one tenement called Fruters with the appurtenances with a close containing by estimation 6 acres & three woods, and payeth yearly 20s. Court silver 5d ob. Mead silver 2d. One herriott.
    £5 12s.

  4. Thomas Walker (61) claymeth to hold for his life accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copye dated the 29th day of Marche in the tenth yeare of the raigne of Queene Elizabeth, one messuage with a gardyne orchard & curtelage thereunto adioyninge called Taylors, & a close called Homeclose containing by estimation three acres, one other close called Estlighe containing by estimation one acre & a halfe, & one other close called Puttessug containing by estimation one acre & an halfe, & payeth yearly 7s 6d. Court silver 5d ob. Mead silver 2d. 2 hennes & a cocke. One herriott.
    £6.


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  1. William Barnes (50) and Margery (40) his sister doe clayme to hold for theire lyves successively accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copye dated the 24th day of January in the 14th yeare of Queene Elizabeth, one tenement called Sladehouse, with the homestalls, orchard & a close adioyninge containing by estimation 8 acres, one medowe called Brookemeade containing by estimation 7 acres, a close called Stonecrofte containing by estimation three acres, a close in Lyefeild containing one acre, a close called the Churchpeece containing by estimation foure acres, a close in Eastefeild containing one acre & a close in the Farther Westfeild containing foure acres & a halfe, and payeth yeerly 13s 2d ob. Court silver 5d ob. Mead silver 4d. 3 henns & a cocke. A mower & a maker. One herriott.
    £26 13s 4d. One tenement with the appurtenances in Brinkworth called Sladehouse.

  2. Morice Heale (50) sonne of William Heale and Elizabeth (54) his sister (all crossed through) William Hawkyns Rowley Hawkyns and Mary Hawkyns doe clayme to hold for terme of theire lyves successivelye accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copye dated the 31st day of March in the 15th yeare of ye kings raigne & of Scotland the 50th, one messuage with a gardyne, orchard & curtelage adioyninge called Churchmans, and a close called Homeclose containing by estimation fyve acres, a close called Westclose containing by estimation two acres, a close called Newleaze conteyninge by estimation nyne acres and an halfe, one other close called Persons Crofte containing by estimation foure acres, a close called Lyeclose with a little parcell of medowe called Wyverne Hele conteyning together by estimation two acres, and a peece of medowe under Fosketts Hedge containing by estimation one acre, and payeth yearly 12s ob. Court silver 5d ob. Meade silver 4d. One herriott.
    £24.

  3. Richard Pynnell (75) claymeth to hold for his life accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the firste day of Aprill in the firste yeare of the raigne of Kinge Edward the Sixth, one tenement called Breaches, & one orchard containing halfe an acre, one close called Barnecrofte containing one acre, one pasture called Broadcrofte containing by estimation fyve acres, one pasture called Sheepecrofte containing by estimation two acres, & one pasture called Sharpecrofte containing one acre, one meade called Longmeade containing by estimation foure acres, one acre of land in Windmillfeild (exchanged) and three acres in Glaseland, & one other tenement called Bakers, and a close called Baker Heyes containing by estimation two acres, and two other closes called Bakers containing by estimation three acres, & payeth yeerlye 2s 2d. Court silver 11d. Meade silver 6d. 3 hennes & a cocke. 2 herriotts.
    £15.


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  1. John Beale (60) & Humphery Beale (50) doe clayme to hold for terme of their lyves successively accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the third daye of Aprill in the fourteenth yeare of Queene Elizabeth, one messuage called Delfords with the homestalls conteyninge by estimacon two acres and an halfe, a close called Broadcrofte containing one acre, a close at the Townesend conteyninge three acres & a halfe and a close in Windmyll Feild called Hilcrofte containing by estimacon three acres and payeth yearly 3s 9d ob. Court silver 5d ob. Mead silver 2d. A hen & a cocke. One herriott.
    £6 13s 4d. One messuage called Delfords with certeine lands meadowe & pasture to ye same belonging.

  2. Alice Skull claymeth to hold for her widowhod accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copy dated he 20th day of Aprill in the 20th yeare of the raigne of Kinge Henry the Eighte, one messuage halfe a yarde land with the appurtenances called White Williams whereof the messuage with a close of medowe to the same adioyninge containing by estimation fyve acres, one close of pasture nexte adioyninge containing by estimation fyve acres, one close called Churchcrofte containing by estimation fyve acres, a peece of medowe thereunto adioyninge containing by estimation one acre and one rood, and one other close of medowe called Redhill containing by estimation foure acres, with a copye of licence to let the same, and payeth yearly 11s 5d. Court silver 5d ob. Mead silver 4d. One herriott.
    £18. One messuage and halfe a yard land called White Williams with 2 acres of arable land lyeing in East Lye with the appurtenances.

    The revercon of the premisses is graunted to William Skull (54), Jeffery (46) and Morice (40) his brethren for theire lyves successively accordinge to the custome, by vertue of a copye dated the 29th day of March in the tenth yeare of the raigne of Queene Elizabeth by the name of a housse with the appurtenances called Tregolls. Note that it is graunted by a nother named than the former copy was.

    A house a messuage with a garden orchard & curtilage adioyning with the appurtenances called Tregolls & in one close of pasture called Homeclose, another close of pasture called and lyeing under an hedge here & another close here called Neatherclose, another close called Reddhill, another close called Churchcroft, another close of meadowe called Churchcroft Meade.


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  1. Elizabeth Foskette (100, mort) widowe late wife of Richard Fosket claymeth to hold her widowes estate of one housse called Valde with the homestalls, and a close adioyninge containing by estimation three acres, a close called the Lye Close containing by estimation 6 acres, a close called Somerleaze containing by estimation 8 acres, two closes of medowe in Lyefeild containing by estimation 6 acres, a close called Hillye Close containing by estimation three acres, another close nexte adioyninge containing by estimation three acres, & one close of medowe called Brookemeade containing by estimation foure acres but shewed noe copy, and payeth yearlye 14s 5d. Court silver 5d ob. Mead silver 4d. One herriott.
    £44. With all lands meadowes & pastures to ye said messuage belonging.

    The revercon thereof os graunted to John Greenwood gent for his lyfe accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the 29th daye of March in he 37th yeare of the raigne of Queene Elizabeth of the Right Hon Thomas Lord Howard Lord of the same mannor.

    The revercon also of the same tenement is claymed by Walter Fosket (58) for his life accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copy dated the 16th day of March in the fourth yeare of the raigne of Queene Elizabeth of the graunte of Sir James Stumpe Knight made for three lyves in revercon of three then in beinge.

  2. Alice Holloway claymeth to hold for her widowes estate, after to Nicholas Pantinge (24) & William Holloway (40) for terme of theire lyves successivelye accordinge to the custome by vertue of a copye dated the 11th of Aprill in the fortyeth yeare of the raigne of Queene Elizabeth, one cottage or tenement with a gardyne adioyninge containing by estimation one rood late in the tenure of Elizabeth Osbourne deceased and payeth yearly 2s.
    26s 8d. One messuage or tenement with a garden to the same adioyning with all and singular the appurtenances.

Sum of rents of the customary tenants £22 8s 4d ob
Court silver per annum 8s 9d ob
Mead silver 11s 8d whereof is payd to
the Lord per annum 10s and the rest to
the fermer
10s
Six & thirtye hennes & 17 cocks per annum
valued at 4d a peece
17s 8d
The copyhold lands valued per annum to be
letten (if the same were all in the Lords
hands) above the yearly rent of the same
£606 6s

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Indenture holders of the Mannor of Brinckworth

  1. Agnes Parsons (80) widowe late wife of Christopher Nicholls deceased, and Robert Pantinge as assignee to William Nicholls (67) sone of the sayd Christopher doe clayme to hold by indenture dated the 13th day of Julye in the 15th yeare of the raigne to the late Queene Elizabeth of the demise and graunt of Sir Henry Knyvet Knighte and Dame Elizabeth his wife deceased, all that tenement with the appurtenances in Brinckworthe & seaven acres of ground of the demesnes of the sayd mannor, whereof three are called Little Beane Furlonge, and two lye on the west side of the same furlonge, and other two are called Siblie Peece together with all the tythinge to the same belonginge with the appurtenances late in the tenure of Christopher Nicholls, to have & to hold from the feaste of the Annunciacon of the Virgine Mary next ensuinge the date of the said lease until the sayd Christopher now deceased and unto the sayd Agnes and William duringe theire naturall lyves & the life of every of them longest lyvinge, yeeldinge 20s rent at the usuall feasts, and performinge and doeinge all custom works dutyes and service due for the premisses as other customary tenants &co for theire copyhold tenants doe use to doe, and yeeldinge the beste beaste at the decease of every of them dyinge tenante for a herriott. Covenante for repayracons. Proviso if the rente be behinde by the space of one month & noe distresse &c. beinge lawfully demanded then a reentry to be made &c. Rent 20s. Herriott the beste beaste. Costome works. Habend from the day of the date. £9.

    The reversion of this is graunted by indenture dated the 24th of November in the fourth yeare of the raigne of Kinge James of England &c & of Scotland the fortyeth unto Joane Pontinge (45) & Robert Pontinge (21) ioyntly ymediately from & after the death or forfeiture of the sayd Agnes for 90 years if they lyve soe longe, payinge therefore 20s yeerly at Michelmas & the Annunciacon.

  2. Henry Webbe (rest of entry blank) The count ...... to ye Earle of Suff. by Mr Digges in the presence of Ro. George.

  3. William Beale the elder claymeth to hold by vertue of an indenture dated the 14th day of September in the 28th yeare of Queene Elizabeth of the graunt of the Righte Hon the Lord Thomas Howard for foure score & nyneteene yeares from the death, surrender or forfeiture of one Elizabeth Reeve (if Robert Beale now deceased, Jeffery Beale now also deceased, and John Beale (37) or any of them soe longe lyve) All that messuage or tenement called Pingles & all lands, medowes, leasowes, pastures, commons, feedings & hereditaments to the same belonginge, or comonlye used or letten, with the same conteyninge by estimacon 9 acres to be holden by the rente of 13s 4d at the feasts of St Michaell & the annunciation by two portiond, & with condition of reentrye if the rente or any parte thereof be unpayd by the space of 20 dayes after any of the sayd feasts & noe sufficient distresse for the same with the arrorrage thereof, and with covenante to repayre, maynetayne & keepe the messuage & premisses & the bounds & ditches of the same, & soe to leave the same & to pay a herriotte uppon eavery of theire deathes of the sayd Robert Jeffery & John Beale of his or theire beste goodes or chattells. Noe lease showne.
    13s 4d. One herriott.
    Robt & Jefferye are deade.


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  1. William Beale (70) the elder claymeth to hold by indenure dated the 15th daye of September in the 28th yeare of Queene Elizabeth of the graunte of the righte Hon the Lord Thomas Howard for fourescore & nyneteene yeares from the date thereof (if Robt Beale, Jeffery Beale both which are now dead, & John Beale sonnes of the sayd William, or any of them soe longe lyve) all those medowes & pasture grounds called Pitts Lands containing by estimation fortye acres together with common of pasture for all maner of beasts & cattell in Brinckworthe, Brinckworthes Marshe, Bradon & Bradon Foreste thereunto belonginge & the tithes of the premisses, to hold by the rente of £3 at the feasts of the annunciation & St Michaell by even portions, with condition of reentry if the same or any parte thereof be unpayd by the space of 20 dayes after any of the sayd feasts & noe sufficient distresse for the same (with the arrorrage thereof) can be founde & with a covenante to mainteyne the bounds hedge & ditches & soe to leave the same. No lease showed. 40s.
    £30. 40 Acres to Wm Beale & sons. William Clarke sonne of Walter Clarke

  2. The revercon of this messuage togrther with the revercon of one tenement & one cottage is graunted to Thomas Dixon by the Right Hon the Lord Thomas Howard & the Lady Katheryn his wife, by indenture dated the third day of February in he fortyeth yeare of the raigne of Queene Elizabeth, by the name of one messuage or tenement called Crossehousse in the tenure of Baldwyn Smithe als Davys, containing by estimation one acre and an halfe, and all that messuage or tenement & six acres of pasture with the appurtenances lyinge in Glaselands upon the east parte of the Sheephousse in the occupacon of John Brooke & Thomas Brooke of theire assignees (then alive now both deceased) with the tythes of the same, and all that close in Glaselands afforesayd in the occupacon of Thomas Kente or his assign containing by estimation two acres, to have to him & his assignees (after the deathes of the sayd Baldwine Davys, John Brooke, Thomas Brooke & Edith Kente, then severall tenants of the premisses, unto the end of 99 yeares from thence next followinge if Thomas Dixon now deceased, Francis Dixon (26), Henry Dixon (21) & Katheren Dixon (32) or any of them shall soe long lyve, yeeldinge for Crosshousse 6s & for the said messuage & six acres 10s, and for the close in Glaselands 3s 4d, with a clause of reentry for non payment of the rent upon demande, and a covenante to repayre the premisses. In total 19s 4d.
    John Brooke & Edith Kent. To Baldwyn Smyth in the occupation of John & Thomas Brook. Tythes 99 years.


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  1. William Lewyn (58) Agnes (60) his wife & Davyd (21) theire sonne doe hold by indenture dated the thirtyeth day of April in the 35th yeare of the raigne of the late Queene Elizabeth of the graunte of the Righte Hon the Earle & Countesse of Suffolk, one tenement or dwellinge housse lately erected & one parcell of ground thereunto adioyninge containing by estimation halfe an acre lyinge in Brinckeworth at a place called the Clitche Boroughes Greene and adioyninge to Sheepecrofte late in the tenure of Davyd Lewyn. To have to the sayd William Agnes & Davyd & theire assignees from the day of the date of the said leese for 60 yeares fullye to be compleate (if they or any of them soe longe happen to lyve) yeeldinge yearlye 12d & covenante for repayracons & if the rente be behinde 20 dayes beinge lawfully asked & noe sufficient distresse then lawfull to reenter, warrantie for quiet enioyinge against the sayd Earle & Countesse & their heires, lyverye of seizen gyven. 12d.
    £2. Habend a die dat

  2. Dorothy Nicholls (40) claymeth to hold for her lyfe the remaynder to Theophilus Nicholls (21) & Frauncis Nicholls (21) successivelye for theire lyves by indenture dated the 7th of June in the 34th yeare of Queene Elizabeth of the graunte of the Righte Hon the Lord Thomas Howard & Lady Katherin his wife, one dwellinge housse newly erected together with a little pasture ground thereunto adioyninge called Little Berryclose containing by estimation one acre, at the upper end of Berry Streete, paying yearly 3s 4d at the feasts of St Michaell & the annunciation by even portions, with a covenante to repayre the premisses duringe the sayd terme & soe to leave the same & with a clause of reentry for non payment of the rent. 3s 4d.
    £2. Habend a die dat. Thomas Buckland by lease dated ye 23rd of June 10 James of England and of Scotland 45th, to hold the same Thomas Buckland for 99 yeares from the daye of the date if Thomas Buckland Joane his wife and Hugh Clarke sonne of Jeffery Clarke shall soe long live. 5s 6d.

  3. Jeffery Skull, William Skull and Elizabeth Skull clayme to hold for theire lyves of the grant of the Right Hon the Lord Thomas Howard & the Lady Katheryn his wife by indenture dated the 27th daye of Julye in the 36th yeare of Queene Elizabeth, one cottage a gardyne & orchard with a peece of grounde at the east end of Buthaye habend from the day of the date of the sayd deed, by the yeerly rente of 4s, with a clause of reentry for non payment of the rente if noe distresse can be found. 4s.
    34s 4d. Habend a die dat

  4. Thomas Beale (44) sonne of Thomas Beale claymeth to hold by indenture for terme of his life not shewed, but (as is alledged) dated the 20th day of Julye in the 15th yeare of Queene Elizabeth, one messuage & a close called Woodclose with the appurtenances containing by estimation fifteene acres & one rood of pasture by the rent of 20s by the yeare, with a clause of reentry for non payment of the rente, with provisoe not to let or set without lycence, a covenant that the lessee may take tymber for repayracons. 20s.
    £10. No lease show me


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  1. William Henlye (56) claymeth to hold for his life by indenture dated the 20th daye of September in the thirteenth yeare of Queene Elizabeth, one close of pasture called Fruters Furlong containing by estimation foure acres with the appurtenances with the tythinge belonginge to the same by the rent of 8s 4d by the yeare, with clause of reentry for non payment of the rent. 8s 4d.
    £4. 13th year of Eliz. Tything of the same.

  2. Anne Stichall (65, mort) wife of William Stichall & William Henlye (52) clayme to hold for theire lyves by indenture dated the 20th day of September in the thirteenth yeare of Queene Elizabeth one crofte of pasture called Ipcraftes Furlonge containing by estimacon three acres with the tything of the same. yeeldinge therefore yearly 5s at the usuall termes, with a covenante to paye & doe all chargs & customes belonginge to a customarye tenante, also payinge 20s for a herriotte when it shall happen with a clause of reentrye for non payment of the rente. 5s. For a herriott 20s.
    £3. 13th Eliz. Tything of the same.

  3. Thomas Lewyn (51) holdeth by indenture of lease dated the eighteenth daye of Julye in the 10th yeare of the raigne of the late Queene Elizabeth of the demise of Sir Henry Knyvett Knighte & Dame Elizabeth his wife deceased, one close of pasture with the appurtenances containing by estimacon 12 acres, commonly called Lynckcrofte Peece, lately enclosed out of Windemyll Feild, together with the tythe of the same close late in the tenure of William Skynner deceased, to have to him his executors & assigns for foure score yeares from the death of the sayd William Skynner deceased, if he the sayd Thomas shall soe longe happen to lyve by the yearly rent of 3s 10d payable at the two usuall feasts &c. & doeinge suite of courte, and also yeeldinge at his decease 3s 10d for & in the name of a herriotte, provided that if the rente be behinde six weeks next after either of the sayd feasts. that then it shalbe lawfull &c to reenter. 3s 10d. Herriott 3s 10d.
    £10. Tythe of the same.

  4. William Skull (54) holdeth by indenture dated the 20th day of September in the 10th yeare of the raigne of the late Queene Elizabeth of the demise & graunte of Henry Knyvet & Elizabeth his wife for terme of foure score yeares then next followinge (if the sayde William Skull & Jefferye Skull (50) his brother or either of them shall soe longe lyve) one close of pasture with the appurtenances containing by estimacon foure acres called of knowne by the name of Lye Close, payinge therefore yeerlye 6s 8d at two usuall feasts, & 6s 8d in the name of a herriot when it shall happen, with a clause of reentrye for non payment of the rente. 6s 8d. Herriot 6s 8d.
    £3.

  5. Thomas Walker (61) claymeth to hold for 61 yeares if he lyve soe longe by indenture dated the 4th day of December in the 6th yeare of the raigne of Queene Elizabeth, one close of pasture called Horsecrofte containing by estimacon halfe an acre together with the tythes of the same, by the yearly rente of two shillings, with a clause of reentrye for non payment of the rente upon demande. 2s.
    16s. Thomas Walker 61 years. 6th of Elizabeth. Tythes of the same.


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  1. John Sherer (70), William Sherer (66) & John (50) his brother hold by indenture dated the 21st of November in the 11th yeare of the raigne of the late Queene Elizabeth, one housse with the homestalls containing by estimation 4 acres, one close called the Homebreach containing by estimation 10 acres, one close called the Furbreach containing by estimation 8 acres, a close of medowe called the Homemeade sontaining by estimation 7 acres, a close called the Heycrofte Hill containing by estimacon 12 acres, a close called the Furlonge containing by estimation 7 acres, a parcell of grove containing by estimation three acres, a close called the Lyefeild Close containing three acres, a close called Broadcrofte containing one acre, to have for terme of theire lyves & the longest lyver of them, yeeldinge yearly £8 at the most usuall feasts, a clause of reentry for non payment of the rent within 10 weeks after any of the sayd feasts beinge lawfully demanded, covenant for to dyet the Lords Officers, at the Lords chargs. A covenante to repayre the housse, hedges & fencs of the premisses. And the sayd lessee is to have the tythe of a pasture medowe or copice or any parte thereof with the works of the customary tenants of the mannor heeretofore used & to be done upon the sayd pasture or medowe, & the tythes of other parcells of lande menconed in the said lease. A covenant for the lessee to have six reasonable wayneloades of great woodde towards his necessary fewell by the Lords assignment or his woodward, and to loppe & shroude the trees within or upon the scite of the mannor for his fewell, with hedgeboote, houseboote &c. And a covenante for the lessee to take tyle, tymber & stone upon the premisses for repayringe of the same & payeth yeerlye £8.
    £60. A newe lease to William Sherrer & Frauncis Sherrer dated 26th day of November 14th year of King James.

  2. William Davys als Taylor (66) holdeth by lease dated the 24th day of November in the fourth yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Lorde Kinge James of England & of Scotland the fortyeth, three acres of the demesne lands with the tythes of the same called Ipcrofte situate lyinge & beinge in Windmill Feild in Brinckworth afforesayd, to have &c to him the sayd William Davys als Taylor, Thomas (30) his sonne & Emot (27) his daughter for by & duringe the terme of theire lyves & the longest lyver of them, yeeldinge therefore yearly 3s 4d at the feasts of the annunciation & St Michaell the Archangell by equall portions. 3s 4d.
    £2. To Davys als Taylor 4th of Elizabeth. 42 acres of the demesne with tythes of the same.

  3. John Barnes (mort) holdeth by indenture dated the 25th day of July in the 9th yeare of the raigne of Kinge James of England & of Scotland the 44th, all that medowe grounde or close of pasture called Spatchnames together with the tythes thereof being in Brinckworth beinge sometymes in the possession of one Thomas Goldinge deceased, to have &c to him the sayd John Barnes his executors administrators & assignees from the feast of the annunciation of the Virgine Mary laste paste before the date abovesayd for 99 yeares if Ralph Barnes (8), Anthonye Barnes (6) & William Barnes (2, mort), sonnes of the sayd John Barnes or either of them shall soe longe happen to lyve, under the yearly rente of £4 payable at the feaste of St Michaell & the annunciation of the Virgine Mary by equall portions & all other dutyes thereof arisinge. £4.
    £10. Anthoney modo tenet. To Jos. Barnes 19th of James 99 years. Tythes thereof formerly in the possession of Thomas Goldinge.


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  1. John Frye (53) holdeth for terme of his life the remaynder to Anthony Frye (47) his brother for terme of his lyfe, a pasture grounde, parcell of the demesnes of the scite of this mannor containing by estimation 4 acres called & knowne by the name of Parkers Furlonge devised by Sir Henry Knyvette Knighte & Dame Elizabeth his wife deceased by indenture dated the 26th day of Auguste in the 12th yeare of the raigne of the late Queene Elizabeth by the name of foure acres called Parkers Furlonge together with the tythes of the same yeeldinge yearly 15s at two usuall feasts, and if it happen the rente to be behind by the space of two monthes nexte after any feaste in which the same shalbe due, then lawfull to reenter. Covenante for repayracons of the hedgs, ditches & mounds &c. And warrantye from Sir Henry Knyvet & Dame Elizabeth for quiet enjoyinge against them & theire heires, and livery of seizen executed by vertue of a licence of attorney in the lease conteyned.
    £4. Demesnes 26th August 12th of Elizabeth. 15s Tythes of the same.

  2. (blank) Lucas & Dorothy his wife doe clayme to hold of the demise of the Right Hon the Lord Thomas Howard by indenture not shewed for terme of forty yeares as it is alledged, one medowe called Woodbridge and one close called Oxeheyes conteyninge by estimation 37 acres with the tythes of the same by the yeerly rent of 10s 10d.
    £24. To Lucas & Dor. his wyfe. Tythes of the same. Anthoney Hungerford of Garsden.

  3. William Beale (50) claymeth to hold to him & George (16) his sonne & Agnes (14) his daughter for terme of theire lyves successively by indenture dated the 24th day of November in the fourth yeare of the raigne of Kinge James of England &c. & of Scotland the fortyeth, one cottage with a close of pasture thereunto belonginge containing by estimation one acre lyinge betweene Berrystreet on the north side, and a ground of Michell Thornes on the east parte, under the yearly rente of 4s payable at the Annunciation & St Michaell the Archangell. 4s
    £2.

  4. John Bayly (56) & William Baylye (45) doe clayme to hold for therie lyves by indenture dated the fyfte day of July in the 15th yeare of the raigne of Queene Elizabeth, one cottage with a close of pasture with the appurtenances conteyninge by estimation one acre by the yearlye rente of foure shillinges, with a clause of reentrye for non payment of the rente, a covenante to doe repayracons &c. 4s. £2. William Burchall als Anthoney, William Burchall & John his sonnes dated 20 August 15th year of James and of Scotland 40th.

  5. Alice Skull (59) widowe holdeth by indenture dated the 24th day of November in the fourth yeare of the raigne of Kinge James of England &c. & of Scotland the fortyeth to her, her executors administrators & assignes for 21 years, from & after her decease, a cottage with a gardyne & orchard thereunto belonginge lying at the east end of the Churchhousse Barton at the rent of 12d payable as abovesayd. 12d.
    26s 8d


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  1. Hugh Mathewe (52) & Thomas Mathewe (48) clayme to hold for theire lyves by indenture not shewed but (as is alledged) dated the 14th daye of September in the twelveth yeare of Queene Elizabeth, one cottage with an orchard containing halfe a rood, by the yerly rente of three shillings & foure pence. 3s 4d.
    26s 8d. Noe lease shewne.

  2. 62a. William Player (30) holdeth by indenture dated the 24th day of November in the fourth yeare of the Kinge Majesties raigne that now is of England &c. & of Scotland the fortyeth, to him & Jane Player (24) his sister successively, one cottage or tenement with a gardyne & orchard thereunto belonginge & one acre of pasture to the same cottage or tenement belonginge late in the tenure of one Joane Winckeworth deceased for 90 yeares from the death forfeiture or surrender of the sayd Joane Winckeworth if the sayd William & Jane his sister soe longe lyve, under the yearly rente of three shillings & foure pence payable at St Michael the Archangel & the Annunciacon by equall porcons. 3s 4d.
    £2. [this entry is largely crossed through and replaced by that following]

  1. William Player (30) holdeth by indenture dated the 4th day of September in the 13th yeare of the Kings Majesties raigne that now is of England &c. & of Scotland the fortyeth, to him & Elizabeth Player his wyfe successively, one cottage or tenement with a gardyne & orchard thereunto belonginge & one acre of pasture to the same cottage or tenement belonginge late in the tenure of the said William Player for theire naturall lives or longest liver of them. 3s 4d.
    £2.

  2. John Twynnye (60) holdeth by indenture dated the 24th of November in the fourth yeare of Kinge James of England &c. & of Scotland the fortyeth to him & Elizabeth (30) his wife & Phillippe theire sonne for theire lyves successivelye, one cottage wherein the sayd John Twynny now dwelleth with a gardyne & Rickebarton thereunto belonginge, a lane called Weakes on the south parte, a wood called Brinckeworthe Wood on the north side, a pasture of John Richman on the weste side & a pasture of John Barnes on the east side, payimge the yearly rent of 2s 6d at the two usuall feasts the Annunciacon & St Michaell. 2s 6d.
    33s 4d.

  3. Jeffery Barnes (47) holdeth by indenture dated the 24th of November in the fourth yeare of the raigne Kinge James of England &c. & of Scotland the fortyeth, one cottage & a close of pasture thereunto adioyninge containing one acre with all & singuler the appurtenances sometymes in the occupacon of one Nicholas Smithe, to have &c. to him the sayd Jeffery Barnes, Fraunces (30) his wife & William (11) theire sonne from the feaste of St Michaell the Archangell laste past before the date of the sayd deede for by & duringe the terme of the naturall lyves of & every of them longeste lyvinge successivelye by the rente of foure shillings payable at Michelmas & the Annunciacon equally. 4s.
    26s 8d.


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  1. Elizabeth Davys now the wife of Thomas Packer holdeth at the will of the Lord one cottage with an acre of pasture with the appurtenances by the yearly rent of 16d. £2. Demised by Thomas Packer to Anthoney Player.

  2. Robert Watts (93, mort), Joane (54) the younger his daughter & Thomas (45) his sonne fold by indenture dated the 30th day of Auguste 1579 in the one & twentyeth yeare of the raigne of the late Queene Elizabeth (but shewe noe indenture at this surveye) one tenement or dwellinge housse newly erected, one parcell or peece of vacant or waste grounde conteyninge by estimation one acre adioyninge to the north side of a close of medowe called Baggs, to have from the daye of the date unto the sayd Robert, Joane & Thomas for terme of therie naturall lyves & the longeste lyver of them, yeeldinge 3s 4d yearly at the two usuall feasts by equall porcons. Covenants for reqpayracons &c., a condicon if the rent be behinde by the space of one moneth beinge lawfully demanded & now sufficient distress &c. then lawfull to reenter. A letter of attorney for gyvinge pyvery of seizen & that gyven by the attorneye accordinglye. 3s 4d.
    £2. Now lease showne.

  3. Richard Greeneway (61, mort) claymeth to hold for his life by indenture not sealed, one cottage with the appurtenances by the reente yearlye of 20d.
    26s 8d. The house downe.

  4. John Cowles (60), Margery (46) his wife & William Clarke (38) doe clayme to hold for theire lyves by indenture dated the 10th of September in the one & twentyeth yeare of the raigne of Queene Elizabeth from the date of the indenture, one cottage with halfe a roode of lande by the rente of foure shillings by the yeare, with a clause of reentry for non payment of the rente, with a promise not to let or set without lycence. 4s.
    26s 8d. A die dat. William was ...... into Ireland & is dead for ought any knowes.

  5. Margaret Heale (80, mort) & William Heale (51) holde by indenture dated the third daye of June in the 31st yeare of the raigne of the late Queene Elizabeth of the demise of the Right Honorable the Earle & Countesse of Suffolk, dor & during theire lyves & the longest lyver of them, one little cottage or tenement scituate lyinge & beinge in Brinckworth conteyninge by estimation halfe a farrundell of grounde, payinge therefore yearlye 12d at the usuall feasts, with a clause of reentrye for non payment & a covenante for repayracons of the premisses & the mounds belonginge to the same. 12d.
    26s 8d.


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  1. William Taylor (35), Kathryn (4) & Margerye (3) his daughters hold by indenture dated the 20th daye of September in the first yeare pf the raigne of Kinge James (but shewe noe indenture at this survey) of the demise & graunte of the Earle & Countesse of Suffolk, one small tenement or auncient cottage backside & gardyne with the appurtenances late in the tenure or occupacon of Joane Taylor widowe, and the herbage of a little grounde called Buthaye (excepte to the sayd Earle his heyres and assignees six perches in lenght & foure in bredth in the weste end of the said Buthaye late in the occupacon of the sayd Thomas Skull) To have &c. (excepte before excepted) for the terme of theire lyves & the life of every of them longest lyvinge successivelye one after another, yeeldinge &c. 12d at the usuall feasts &c. suite of courte &c. provided that if the rente be behinde 28 dayes &c. and noe sufficient distresse &c. then this lease to cease & be voyd, covenant for repayracons, warranty for quiet enjoyinge, and lyvery of seizen by licence of attorney to Thomas Dixon. 12d.
    £1 13s 4d. Non ostend.

  2. Thomas Skull (35) holdeth by indenture dated the 24th of November in the fourth yeare of the raigne of Kinge James of England &c. & of Scotland the fortyeth to him & Susan (30) his wife for terme of theire lyves successivelye, one tenement gardyne & backside thereunto adioyninge with the appurtenances conteyninge 6 lugge in length & foure lugge in bredth, lyinge at the west end of the Buthaye, at the rent of 12d payable at the Annunciation of Our Lady & Michelmas equally. 12d.
    26s 8d.

  3. Joane Boarne and William her sonne doe clayme to hold for theire lyves by indenture dated the first day of June in the nyneteenth yeare of Queene Elizabeth, one cottage with an orchard containing halfe a rood with the appurtenances by the yeerly rent of two shillings, with a promise not to lette without lycence, & a clause of reentrye for non payment of the rente & shewes noe copye. 2s.
    26s 8d. Anthoney Smith dat 22nd die September Anno James 14 & Scotland 50. For the lives of Anthoney, Joane & John Smith.

  4. John Hedgs (63, mort) & Isabell (80, mort) his wife late the wife of Walter Reade deceased doe hold by indenture dated the firste daye of June in the 15th yeare of the raigne of the late Queene Elizabeth of the demise & graunte of Sir Henry Knyvet Knighte & Dame Elizabeth his wife deceased, one parcell of vacant or voyd grounde in Brinckworth afforesayde containing by estimation halfe an acre be it more or lesse, scituate betweene a close of pasture of the lands of Mr Thomas Walrond on the north side, the highway leadinge to Brinckworth Church on the south side & the dwellinge housse of Jefferye Osborne on the weste, ot have to them &c. duringe theire naturall lyves & the life of either of them longest lyvinge, yeeldinge &c. 2s at the usuall feasts, covenante on the lessees parte to erecte a dwellinge housse of one feild & a cutte, before the feaste of St Michaell next after the date at theire ..ppercosts, and if the rente be behinde by the space of one moneth & noe distresse sufficient to reenter. Lyvery of seizen by licence of attorney. 2s.
    £1 13s 4d. Thomas Henley, Margery his wife, William his son dat 20th day of May Anno James 14. 99 yeares. All that cottage or tenement in Brinkworth late in the occupacon of John Hedges.


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  1. Elizabeth Pope als Carter & Christopher Pope (30) hold by indenture dated the 20th day of Marche in the two & twentyeth yeere of Queene Elizabeth for terme of theire lyves & the longest lyver of them successively from the day of the date of the sayd indenture of the graunte of Sir Henry Knyvette Knight & Elizabeth his wife, one messuage built upon a parcell of voyd ground called Fawne Leaze with a gardyne & three acres of medowe thereunto belonginge by the yearly rente of 3s 4d.
    £3. Noe lease showne. Habend a die dat.

  2. William Frye. 12d.

  3. Edward Ovens hath graunted to him & Joane his sister by indenture dated the 24th of November in the fourth yeare of Kinge James, all that cottage or tenement & gardyne thereunto adioyninge with the appurtenances, & one parcell or plotte of vacant grounde to the cottage of tenement adioyninge lately taken in or enclosed out of this mannor, to have &c. to them for 90 yeares from & ymmediately after the death, forfeyture or surrender of Agnes Ovens (54) theire mother if the sayd Edward & Joane lyve soe longe payinge at the two usuall feasts of the yeare 2s.
    26s 8d. William Oven is now in possession in right of Agnes his wife.

  4. John Peacocke (55) the elder, John his sonne & Joane his daughter doe clayme to hold by indenture (but shewe none) one cottage & a gardyne with the appurtenances by the yeerly rente of 2s.
    13s 4d. Dat 7 March 10th James one tenement or dwelling house lately erected & builded and that little parcell of groung adioyning nowe in the tenure of John Peacocke the elder or his assigns containing by estimation a farrundell of ground for 80 yeares if they or any live soe longe.

  5. Nicholas Emants & Henry (mort) his sonne hold by indenture dated the firste daye of October in the 22nd yeare of the late Queene Elizabeth, one cottage & halfe a roode of pasture with the appurtenances by the yearly rent of 12d by even porcons, with a clause of reentry for non payment of the rente, a herriot upon the death of the tenante dyinge possessed. 12d. One herriot. £1 6s 8d. A newe graunt. Noe lease showne.

  6. Robert Weekes Anne his wife and Robert theire sonne do claime for theire lives & the longest liver of them successively by indenture bearing date the 14th of August in the 10th yeare of the King & of Scotland 46th, all that messuage or tenement garden & orchard with the appurtenances in Brinkworth parcell of the demeasnes called Brookes Hold late in tenure Thomas Dixon & noted in the occupacon of Robert Weekes with the tythes. 2d.

Sum of rents of the tenants of the Lords lands £25 14s 7d.

Valued per annum to be letten if the same were in the Lords hands above the rente £413 10s 4d.


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The Lord of this mannor as in righte of the same mannor hath the drifte of the Foreste of Bradon adioyninge thereunto as much thereof as lyeth within the parishe of Brinckeworth as often in a yeare as his Bayliffe will dryve. Tythe of the Forest of Bradon

The Lord of this mannor hath in the same free warren, wayffes, estrayes, fellons goodes & deadands, to lettes or lawdayes in the same yearly to be holden.

The demesnes of the mannor of Brinckworth pay noe tythe to the Person of Brinckeworth, & all the tenants of this mannor have common of pasture throughout the whole Forest of Bradon at all tymes of the yeare, without styny & besids other commons they have common in one grounde calld the Marshe being two hundred acres or thereabouts.
Demesnes pay no tythe to the Parson of Brinkworth.

The customary tenants of this mannor doe pay yearly to the fermer of the demesnes certeine money called Meadsilver & the Lord doth receive yearly 10s of the sayd Meadsilver, & diverse of the sayde copyholders doe make the haye of one medowe of the fermors called Custome Meade as appeareth by theire copyes.

The customary tenants of this manor doe pay pannadge to the Lord at Michelmas yearly, that is to say for any hogge of a yeare old & upwards 1d & for a shoote ob., but for a sowe or a bore nothing.

The Lord of this mannor hath certeine woodes parcell of the sayd mannor called by the names of the Newparke, Oxethicke, Wickehurste, Woodhall & Blackmore containing by estimation eight hundred acres, wherein are trees of greate value to be sold or otherwise to be shrewded, & thereby to yeeld a present & future benefitte also to the Lord, soeinge in those parts fewell now begines to growe very scante, & the cuntrye there doth already hetch coles some 12 myles of or thereabouts for theire necessary fewell. 800 acres of wood.

The total somme of the yeerlye rents of the freetenants, copyholders, indenture holders for 2000 yeares & other tenants of the demesnes of this mannor & of the courtsilver, meadsilver, hennes & cocks valed as afforesayd doth amounte unto per annum to the Lord £52 4s 7d.

The yearly valed of all the copyholds indenture holds (other then 2000 yeares) & of the demesnes if they were all in the Lords hands is, above the rente £899 16s 4d.


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Index of Places and Field Names

Note: the references are to the numbered sections above,
eg 'Ashley Close' in #11 above.

Ashey Close 11
 
Bagge als Badge 16
Baggs 66
Baker Heyes 34
Bakers 34
Baldwyns 15
Barnecrofte 34
Berry Streete 45
Berrystreet 58
Birds 19
Bradon Forest 42
Breaches 34
Brinckeworthe Wood 63
Brinckworth Church 73
Brinkworth Marsh 42
Broad Medowe 22
Broadcrofte 34, 35, 53
Broadmead 11, 13
Broadmeade 25
Brooke Breach 19
Brookemeade 32, 37
Brookes Hold 79
Burghe Hayes 19
Buthaye 46, 70, 71
 
Churchcroft Meade 36
Churchcrofte 22, 36
Churchhousse Barton 60
Churchmanes 7
Churchmans 33
Churchpeece 32
Clitche Boroughes Greene 44
Coombeclose 18
Crossehousse 43
Culcabyns 9
 
Delfords 35
 
East Lye 36
Eastefeild 32
Eastleigh 23
Eastlye 24
Estlighe 16, 31
 
Fawne Leaze 74
Fishers 29
Fletchers 21
Fosketts Hedge 33
Fosters 18
Freemans als Selwyns 28
Fruters 30
Fruters Furlong 48
Furbreach 53
Furlonge, The 53
 
Garsden 57
Glaseland 6, 12, 19, 34
Glaselands 14, 23, 43
Gorewayes als Coopers 19
Gyllinge 18
 
Hallcrofte 9
Halls 23
Hardhouse 25
Hargrove 6
Hargrove Hill 9
Hargrove, Hill 9
Harts 23, 24
Healecrofte 10
Heycrofte Hill 53
Hilcrofte 35
Hillclose 17
Hillcroft 9
Hilly Close 13
Hillye Close 37
Homebreach 53
Homeclose 9, 18, 22, 26, 31, 33, 36
Homecrofte 17
Homemeade 28, 53
Horsecrofte 52
Howells 23, 24
Howells Meade 23, 24
 
Iles 22
Ipcraftes Furlonge 49
Ipcrofte 54
 
Lacyes 19
Lacyes, Greate 19
Lacyes, Little 19
Lacyes, Longe 19
Lindes Crofte 27
Little Beane Furlonge 39
Little Berryclose 45
Little Close 9
Little Meade 23
Littlehams 25
Longe Crofte 25
Longmeade 34
Lotmeade 11
Lye Close 37, 51
Lye Feild 15
Lyeclose 33
Lyefeild 32, 37
Lyefeild Close 53
Lyfeild 14
Lynckcrofte Peece 50
Lyngecrofte Meade 11
Lytle Close 29
 
Milwards 11
Munbreach 19
Munbrech 23
Mylwards 11
Mynocks 29
 
Neatherclose 36
Neatherworth 9
Newleaze 33
Northcrofte 22, 25
Noryce 14
 
Older 9
Overleaze 28
Overwestfeild 26
Overworth 9
Ovesyate 9
Ovesyate Lane 9
 
Parkers 8
Parkers Barton 8
Parkers Furlonge 56
Parkers Meade 8
Paynes 20
Persons Crofte 33
Pewkyn Meade 11
Phelps 25
Pingles 41
Players 11, 26
Puttessug 31
 
Rampes, Longe 19
Rampes, Round 19
Ramps 11
Rampst 27
Redhill 27, 36
 
Selyes 4
Sharpecrofte 34
Sheepecrofte 34, 44
Sheephousse 43
Siblie Peece 39
Sladeacre 9
Sladehouse 32
Slowe 21
Slowes bridge 27
Somerleaze 37
Spachnam, Great 5
Spatchnames 55
Stephens 15
Stephens Haye 15
Stockmeade 19, 28
Stonecrofte 32
Sybylls 17
 
Taylors 31
Three Bridgs 22
Towneclose 29
Townesend 35
Townesend Close 19
Tregolls 36
 
Valde 37
 
Waterholis 29
Weakes 63
Webbes Lane 15
West Feild, Over 9
Westclose 13, 33
Westefeild, Upper 9
Westfeild 10-12, 19, 22
Westfeild, Farther 32
White Williams 36
Windemyll Feild 50
Windmill Feild 54
Windmill Feilde 10
Windmillfeild 34
Windmyll Feild 22, 35
Windmyll Feilde 13
Wingods 12
Wisdomes 4, 29
Woer, Lower 9
Woer, Upper 9
Woodbridge 57
Woodclose 22, 25, 47
Worth 9, 22
Worth Meade 9
Wymells Feild 21
Wyndmill Feild 23
Wyndmillfeild 24, 29
Wyndmyll Feild 11
Wyndmyll Hill Close 13
Wyverne Heale 10
Wyverne Hele 33

 


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Index of People

Note: the references are to the numbered sections above,
eg 'Richard Arnoll' in #30 above.

ARNOLL
  Richard 30
 
BARNES
  Anthonye 55
  Fraunces 64
  Jeffery 23, 24, 64
  John 23, 24, 55, 63
  Margery 32
  Ralph 55
  William 32, 55, 64
 
BAYLY
  John 59
 
BAYLYE
  William 59
 
BEALE
  Agnes 58
  George 58
  Humphery 35
  Jeffery 9, 41, 42
  Jeffrye 25
  John 15, 16, 35, 41, 42
  Mary 15, 16
  Robert 9, 41, 42
  Thomas 47
  William 9, 14, 15, 41, 42, 58
 
BECKE
  Anne 21
 
BIRTE als BIRTCH
  Thomas 10
 
BOARNE
  Joane 72
  William 72
 
BROOKE
  John 43
  Thomas 43
 
BUCKLAND
  Joane 45
  Thomas 45
 
BURCHALL
  John 59
  William 59
 
BURCHALL als ANTHONEY
  William 59
 
CLARKE
  Anne 19
  Hugh 45
  Jeffery 45
  Richard 13
  Walter 42
  William 42, 68
 
CLERKE
  Jeffery 13
  Joane 13
  William 19
 
COWLES
  John 68
  Margery 68
 
DAVYS
  Elizabeth 65
 
DAVYS als TAYLOR
  Anthony 3
  Emot 54
  James 3
  Thomas 54
  William 54
 
DIGGES
  Mr 40
 
DIRHAM
  Richard 20
 
DIXON
  Francis 43
  Henry 43
  Katheren 43
  Thomas 43, 70, 79
 
DOBBES
  Richard 20
  William 20
 
EMANTS
  Henry 78
  Nicholas 78
 
FOSKET
  Richard 37
  Walter 37
 
FOSKETTE
  Elizabeth 37
 
FRY
  Michaell 28
 
FRYE
  Anthony 56
  Anthonye 12
  John 56
  William 75
 
GEORGE
  Robert 40
 
GOLDINGE
  Thomas 55
 
GREENEWAY
  Richard 67
 
GREENWOOD
  John 37
 
HAWKYNS
  Mary 33
  Rowley 33
  William 33
 
HAYWARD
  Christian 22, 25
  John 22
 
HEALE
  Elizabeth 33
  Margaret 69
  Morice 33
  William 33, 69
 
HEDGES
  John 73
 
HEDGS
  Isabell 73
  John 73
 
HENLEY
  Margery 73
  Thomas 73
  William 73
 
HENLYE
  Joane 29
  William 29, 48, 49
 
HOLLOWAY
  Alice 38
  William 38
 
HOWARD
  Katherin, Lady 45
  Katherine, Lady 43
  Katheryn, Lady 46
  Thomas, Lord 43, 45, 46, 57
 
HUNGERFORD
  Anthoney 57
 
JOANES
  Agnes 19
  George 19
 
KENTE
  Edith 43
  Thomas 43
 
KNIVETTE
  Elizabeth, Dame 4
  Henry, Sir 4
 
KNYVET
  Elizabeth 51
  Elizabeth, Dame 3, 5, 6, 39, 73
  Henry 51
  Henry, Sir 3, 5, 6, 39, 73
 
KNYVETT
  Elizabeth, Dame 50
  Henry, Sir 50
 
KNYVETTE
  Elizabeth, Dame 56, 74
  Henry, Sir 56, 74
 
LEWYN
  Agnes 44
  Davyd 44
  John 4
  Thomas 18, 50
  William 44
  Lucas 57
  Dorothy 57
 
MATHEWE
  Hugh 61
  Thomas 61
 
NICHOLLS
  Christopher 39
  Dorothy 45
  Frauncis 7, 45
  Theophilus 45
  William 39
 
NICHOLS
  Thomas 7
 
OSBORNE
  Jefferye 73
 
OSBOURNE
  Elizabeth 38
 
OVEN
  William 76
 
OVENS
  Agnes 76
  Edward 76
  Joane 76
 
PACEY als CLARKE
  William 23, 24
 
PACEY als CLERKE
  William 19
 
PACKER
  Thomas 65
  Pacyes als Heales 10
 
PANTINGE
  Nicholas 38
  Robert 39
 
PARSONS
  Agnes 39
 
PEACOCKE
  John 77
 
PLAYER
  Anthoney 65
  Elizabeth 62
  Jane 62
  William 62
 
PONTINGE
  Joane 39
  Robert 39
 
POPE
  Christopher 74
 
POPE als CARTER
  Elizabeth 74
 
PYNNELL
  Alice 26
  Henry 27
  Mary 26
  Ralphe 26
  Richard 34
 
READE
  Walter 73
 
REEVE
  Elizabeth 41
 
RICHMAN
  John 63
 
RICHMOND
  John 6
 
SHEARER
  George 17
  William 21
 
SHERER
  Agnes 17
  John 8, 53
  Maurice 21
  Richard 8
  Robert 17
  William 53
 
SHERRER
  Frauncis 53
  William 53
 
SKULL
  Alice 36, 60
  Elizabeth 46
  Jeffery 36, 46
  Jefferye 51
  Morice 36
  Susan 71
  Thomas 70, 71
  William 36, 46, 51
 
SKYNNER
  William 50
 
SMITH
  Anthoney 72
  Joane 72
  John 72
 
SMITHE
  Nicholas 64
 
SMYTHE als DAVYS
  Baldwyn 43
 
STICHALL
  Anne 49
  William 49
 
STUMPE
  James, Sir 37
 
SUFFOLK
  Earl and Countess 69, 70
  Earl and Countess of 44
 
TAYLOR
  Joane 70
  Kathryn 70
  Margerye 70
  William 11, 70
 
THORNE
  Margaret 12
  Michell 58
 
TREWE
  John 4
 
TRUMPLYN
  Thomas 5
 
TWYNNYE
  Elizabeth 63
  John 63
  Phillippe 63
 
WALKER
  Thomas 31, 52
 
WALLIS
  Elizabeth 11
 
WALLYS
  Edmond 11
 
WALROND
  Thomas 73
 
WATTS
  Joane 66
  Robert 66
  Thomas 66
 
WEBBE
  Henry 40
 
WEBE
  Joane 15
 
WEEKES
  Anne 79
  Robert 79
 
WINCKEWORTH
  Joane 62
  Young  
  Mary 7
  Robert 7

 


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