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Reference D 779B
Covering dates 1611-1924
Held by Derbyshire Record Office
Extent 6 Sub-fonds
Source of acquisition These documents were deposited in the Derbyshire Record Office in March 1970, February 1971 and November 1972, by Messrs Moody and Woolley solicitors of Derby.
Creators Holden Family of Aston-upon-Trent, Derbyshire
Arrangement TITLE DEEDS D 779B/T 1 - 1190
With table of contents
FAMILY D 779B/F 1 - 117
With table of contents
MANORIAL
Manor of Weston upon Trent D 779B/M 1 - 77
ESTATE D 779B/E 1 - 295
With table of contents
BUSINESS D 779B/B 1 - 40
With table of contents
MISCELLANEOUS D 779B/Z 1 - 48
With table of contents

Administrative history:
The family was established in the parish of Aston by Henry Holden (died 1610) who probably came from Findern, settling in Wilne ie Great Wilne, then in Aston about 1569 (see D 779B/T 149). Henry made no direct contribution to the Holdens' Aston estate and strictly none of his documents survive here.
Presumably they descended, together with his chiefly leasehold property, to his eldest son and heir John. It was, however, Henry's second son, Robert, (died 1660) who founded the Aston estate, perhaps from the proceeds of rearing beef cattle (see E D 779B/36). Much of the property purchased by Robert was lost to the family by 1681 (see D 779B/T 209 and many of the documents from D 779B/T 224 to D 779B/T 319), but his grandson, another Robert (died 1746) and a highly successful lawyer added considerably to the relatively small estate he had inherited. He extended his property beyond Aston and after his death lands in Leicestershire further enlarged the family's holdings. The estate was completed in the 19th century chiefly in a long series of purchases made by Edward Anthony Holden (died 1877) until it consisted of over 1500 acres in Derbyshire, mostly in Aston parish, and nearly 500 acres in Leicestershire. There is no evidence as to the fate of the Leicestershire property, but the entire Aston estate was sold by ; Edward Charles Shuttleworth Holden to William Dickson Winterbottom in 1898. It was sold again in 1924, after Winterbottom's death, this time broken up into lots.

Contents:
This collection consists chiefly of the documents accumulated by the Holden family of Aston Hall, Aston upon Trent, in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries (a number of them however pre-dating the 17th century).
Although the main bulk of the collection refers to the Holden family, there are a few of William Winterbottom's documents, together with sale catalogues and papers relating to the 1924 auction.



TITLE DEEDS  D 779B/T 1-1190  [n.d.]

Arrangement: Deeds of Robert Holden (d 1660)
D 779B/T 1-4 Yardland and Mylne Yard in Wilne [1605]-1617
purchase of lease by Robert Holden 1617
D 779B/T 5-9 The Head houses and land, Mapperley 1631-1632/3
purchased by Robert Houlden 1631
D 779B/T 10-13 Fee farm rents, Broxtowe, county Nottingham, and Mapperley, 1632
purchased by Robert Holden 1631/2
D 779B/T 14-33 Humberholme(s) in Osmaston, Alvaston and Boulton, 1610-1639 (also earlier references)
purchased by Robert Houlden 1635
D 779B/T 34-45 Copyhold property in Belper [1392]-[1641-2]
probably purchased by Robert Houldon c1640
D 779B/T 46-49 Lease of manor of Weston and Aston 1637-1647
purchased by Robert Houlden 1647
D 779B/T 50-121 Aston Hall estate [13th c] - 1647/8
purchased by Robert Houlden 3 Feb 1647/8
D 779B/T 122 Lease of New or Hallow Close, Weston acquired by Robert Houlden 12 Feb 1647/8
D 779B/T 123-209 Manor of Weston [1215] - 1647/8
purchased by Robert Houlden 6 March 1647/8
D 779B/T 210 Fee farm rents, Broxtowe, county Nottingham sold by Robert Houlden 3 June 1648
D 779B/T 211-215 Transactions between Anne Hunt and Robert Houlden relating to Aston Hall and small properties in Aston 5-30 June 1648
D 779B/T 216-220 Advowsons of Weston and Aston [1634] - 1648
purchased by Robert Houlden 29 June 1648
D 779B/T 221 Weet Close in Aston, Hall Haye in Shardlow and Wilne
lease purchased by Robert Houlden, 1 Mar 1648/9
D 779B/T 222-3 Manor of Weston and Aston 1649
D 779B/T 224-261 Documents relating to dispute concerning Robert Houlden's purchase of 6 March 1647/8 (see D 779B/T 123-209) 1649-1959
D 779B/T 262-5 Marriage of Henry Houlden and Dorothy Parker 1651
D 779B/T 266 Trust deed 1651/2
D 779B/T 267-271 Deeds of various purchases and sales by Robert Houlden 1653-1657
D 779B/T 272-3 Trust deeds 1656/7-1658
D 779B/T 274-6 Hallowe Close and Cotte Close [1622] - 1658/9
D 779B/T 277-281 Robert Holden's deeds, executed just before his death 1659
Deeds of Samuel Holden (d 1692)
D 779B/T 282 Henry Holden's memorandum, undated [1660]
D 779B/T 283-5 Weston property sold to Henry Holden 1660
D 779B/T 286-9 Family deeds [1661]-1665
D 779B/T 290-6 Marriage of Samuel Holden and Mary Lathwell 1665-1669
D 779B/T 297-302 Family deeds [possibly relating to Samuel Holden's 2nd marriage] 1669/70-1670
D 779B/T 303-4 Trust deeds 1672/3
D 779B/T 305-319 Deeds some probably, some certainly relating to settlement of Holden/Wilmot dispute and to title to Weston Manor 1677-1687/8
D 779B/T 320 Hannah Holden's release to father Samuel 1687
D 779B/T 321-2 Samuel Holden's catalogue of deeds and will undated, 1687-1692
Deeds of Robert Holden (d 1746)
D 779B/T 323-5 Sale of New Close or Hallow Close or Weston Hollow in Weston 1698/9-1699
D 779B/T 326-7 ?Trust deeds 1704, 1718
D 779B/T 328-355 Messuage and 2 yard land in Aston 1647-1730/1
purchased by Robert Holden 1726/7
D 779B/T 356 Concerning proposed purchase of messuage and lands in Long Eaton by Robert Holden, May 1728
D 779B/T 357-390 Messuage and land in Aston (1648)-1728, purchased by Robert Holden September 1728
D 779B/T 391 Rent and cottages in Shardlow and Wilne released by Robert Holden (October 1728)
D 779B/T 392-415 Messuage, 3 yard lands etc in Wilne and Shardlow, 1693-1733
purchased by Robert Holden May 1729
D 779B/T 416-430 Gostey Close in Weston, 1711-1729
purchased by Robert Holden October 1729
D 779B/T 431-468 Messuage in Shardlow and lands in Shardlow Wilne and Aston, 1657-1722
purchased by Robert Holden, completed April 1732
D 779B/T 469-544 Wilne Hall in Little Wilne, Chantry House in Sawley, lands in Little Wilne, Sawley, Shardlow and Aston, and lease of the prebend of Sawley and Wilne [1510]-1732/3
purchased by Robert Holden March 1732/3
D 779B/T 545-550 Messuages and oxgangs in Long Eaton, 1709-1738,
purchased by Robert Holden 1734, 1738
D 779B/T 551-558 Gorstey Close in Weston (1710/11) - 1739/40
purchased by Robert Holden 1739/40
D 779B/T 559 Renewal of lease of Sallow or Sawley and Wilne prebend by Robert Holden 1745
D 779B/T 560-1 Robert Holden's will (1742-1745)
D 779B/T 562-587 Messuage and 3 yard lands in Aston [1595] - 1747 purchased by Robert Holden's trustees 1747
D 779B/T 588 small purchase [in Aston parish] by James Shuttleworth 1752
D 779B/T 589-602 Property at Halstead, Tilton etc in Leicestershire
purchased by James Shuttleworth (see D 779B/T 643, 644) (1754)
D 779B/T 603-604 Exchanges of property in Aston, made between James Shuttleworth and others 1762
D 779B/T 605-633 Possibly relating to purchase of close containing 23 acres and pingle in Aston, [1576]-1751
purchased by James Shuttleworth June 1767
D 779B/T 634 Purchase of chief rent by James Shuttleworth 1767
D 779B/T 635-6 Declarations of trust 1768
D 779B/T 637-8 Trust deeds 1772
D 779B/T 639 Exchange of property in Aston, Mary Shuttleworth and James Holden with Joseph Greaves 1776
Deeds of the Reverend Charles Shuttleworth Holden (d 1821)
D 779B/T 640 Licence to Reverend Charles Shuttleworth to assume the name and arms of Holden [1791]
D 779B/T 641-655 Chiefly copy deeds
D 779B/T 656 Sale of Westhorpe Pingle in Long Eaton by Charles Holden 1803
D 779B/T 657-8 Copies of wills of Robert and James Holden
D 779B/T 659 Deed of covenant for exchange of messuages in Aston 1820
Deeds of Edward Anthony Holden (d 1877)
D 779B/T 660 Recovery of estate in Aston, Weston, Great Wilne, Shardlow, Sawley, Long Eaton, Little Wilne [1827]
D 779B/T 661-6 Cottage etc, Well Yard in Aston (1770-1828)
purchased by E A Holden 1828
D 779B/T 667-736 Messuage and closes in Aston (1648-1833)
purchased by E A Holden January 1833
D 779B/T 737-750 Messuages in Aston (1763-1833) purchased by E A Holden October 1833
D 779B/T 751-780 Garner's Farm (messuage and 3 closes) (1675/6-1834),
purchased by E A Holden 1834
D 779B/T 781-817 Messuage and closes in Aston (1703-1838)
purchased by E A Holden January 1838
D 779B/T 818-829 Messuage in Aston (1786-1839)
purchased by E A Holden November 1838
D 779B/T 830-840 5 houses in Aston (1683-1839)
purchased by E A Holden November 1839
D 779B/T 841-844 Moss Dyke Close in Aston (1841)
purchased by E A Holden December 1841
D 779B/T 845-853 2 messuages in Aston (1791-1841)
purchased by E A Holden 1841
D 779B/T 854-886 Parcel of ground in Wet Close or Scroggy Nook, Aston (1820-1842)
purchased by E A Holden 1842
D 779B/T 887-896 2 cottages in Aston (1772-1844)
purchased by E A Holden 1843
D 779B/T 897-922 9 cottages and schoolroom in Aston (1660-1844)
purchased by E A Holden 1844
D 779B/T 923-938 The "Coach and Horses" in Aston (1646-1845)
purchased by E A Holden 1845
D 779B/T 939-973 Messuage and lands in Aston (1717-1849)
purchased by E A Holden May, June 1847
March 1849
D 779B/T 974 Exchange, cottages and land in Aston acquired by E A Holden in exchange for land in Sawley September 1849
D 779B/T 975-1,002 2 messuages in Aston (1756-1849)
purchased by E A Holden February 1849
D 779B/T 1,003-1,020 Messuage, close in Aston (1712-1849) purchased by E A Holden 24 March 1849
D 779B/T 1021-1043 Messuage, close, tithes in Aston (1665/6-1849)
purchased by E A Holden 28 March 1849
D 779B/T 1044-1053 2 messuages, lands, in Aston
purchased by E A Holden November 1849
D 779B/T 1054 Messuage with blacksmith's shop in Aston
purchased by E A Holden 1853
D 779B/T 1055-1063 3 messuages in Aston (1828-1857)
purchased by E A Holden February 1857
D 779B/T 1064-1086 3 messuages in Aston (1652-1857)
purchased by E A Holden July 1857
D 779B/T 1087-1091 2 cottages in Aston (1765-1859)
purchased by E A Holden December 1857
February 1859
D 779B/T 1092 Messuage in Aston
purchased by E A Holden February 1858
D 779B/T 1093-1103 Messuages in Aston (1823-1858)
purchased by E A Holden June 1858
D 779B/T 1104-1112 3 cottages in Aston (1729-1862)
purchased by E A Holden January 1862
D 779B/T 1113-1119 2 messuages in Aston (1836-1862)
purchased by E A Holden August 1862
D 779B/T 1120-1132 Big Sikes and Little Sikes Moor Closes in Aston (1780-1863)
purchased by E A Holden 1863
D 779B/T 1133 Label once belonging with deeds of properties purchased by Mr Holden 1828-1863 and arranged with relation to settlement of 1863 1863
D 779B/T 1134 Concerning property not specified (1821-1847) 1870
D 779B/T 1135 Concerning parcel of land in Alderslade Field
D 779B/T 1136-1157 Concerning the Old Closes (1722-1779), exchange of the Old Closes for land in Windmill Field (1786), the Weston Close (1805-6), in Weston
D 779B/T 1158-1188 Sale of the Aston Estate by Edward Charles Shuttleworth Holden to William Dickson Winterbottom (with references 1796, 1827-1898) 1898
D 779B/T 1189, 1190 Schedules of documents belonging to W D Winterbottom Esquire, referring to Holden family in 19th century 1912


Deeds of Robert Holden (d. 1660)  D 779B/T 1-281  [n.d.]

Yardland and Mylne Yard in Wilne  D 779B/T 1-4  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 1  [1605]

Contents:
Lease for 3 lives by Charles Pagett of Weston esquire, son of late William Lord Pagett, William now Lord Pagett son and heir of Thomas late Lord Pagett to William Teyler of Wilne yeoman reciting lease by letters patent dated 26 June 29 Elizabeth I [1587] to James Ward, of tenement and yardland in Wilne in Ward's tenure, parcel of the manor of Weston and late parcel of the possessions of Charles Pagett, for 21 years at rent of 18s, that this lease was surrendered by Ward's widow Elizabeth, and for the surrender and 40s fine, the premises, together with a close called Mylne Yard in Wilne, parcel of the manor of Weston and late parcel of possessions of Charles Pagett, were granted to Elizabeth and her son James for their lives, at rent of 18s and 2s for the Mylne Yard, that the premises have reverted to Charles Pagett by letters patent dated 8 July 1 James I [1603] and witnessing that for the surrender of the Wards' lease and for £20, all premises above, reserving timber, mines, quarries, were leased to Teyler for the lives of himself, wife Dorothy and son Richard, at rent 18s and 2s, one year's rent at the death and exchange of a tenant as a harryott, the tenant to render customary services etc suits of courts of manor of Weston. Tenant to have house, hedge, fire, plough and cart boots and great timber for repairs by assignment of Charles Pagett's officer. Attornies for livery of seisin are Richard Alport of Derby gentleman, Henry Holden of Wilne.
Dated 25 September 3 James
Endorsed with livery of seisin, 30 Jan 6 James [1609]

[no title]  D 779B/T 2  [1615]

Contents:
Lease for 60 years or 2 lives by 1. Dorothy Taylor of Wilne widow of William Taylor of Wilne to 2. Edward Hibberd of Wilne Ferry, County Leicester, for £30, or premises as in D 779B/T 1, paying rent to Charles Pagett and paying harriott, as in D 779B/T 1.
Dated 2 February 12 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 3  [1616]

Contents:
Assignment of lease by 1. Edward Hibbert of Wilne Ferry, county Leicester, yeoman to 2. John Houldin of Wilne yeoman as D 779B/T 2, for £51.
Dated 29 August 14 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 4  1617

Contents:
Assignment of lease by 1. John Holden of Wilne yeoman to 2. Robert Holden of Wilne yeoman John's brother, as D 779B/T 2 and D 779B/T 3, for £66 13s 4d.
Dated 13 June 15 James

The Head houses and land, Mapperley  D 779B/T 5-9  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 5  1631

Contents:
Bargain and sale by 1. Richard Palmer of Mapperley esquire to 2. Robert Holden of Shardlow gentleman for £384 of messuage in Mapperley in occupation of Alice Swindell alias Swinden widow commonly called the Head houses and all buildings, backsides etc belonging, enclosed ground called the Pease Hill, the Sawe Closes, pasture called Cowe Close, Little Close, pasture called Sheepe Close, Sheepe Close Meadow, the Laye Close, the Greate Pitt Close, the Little Pitt Close, piece adjoining heretofore parcel or reputed parcel of the Crow Moore, the Meadow Close near the head houses, all in Mapperley and in occupation of Alice Swindell or Swinden, with warranty against Palmer, his father Edward deceased, Robert Ireland gentleman and Philip and Katherine Earl and Countess of Chesterfield, excepting lease of premises made 30 January 10 James I [1613] by the Earl of Chesterfield, as Sir Philip Stanhopp, to Alice Swindell for 21 years from the following Michaelmas, of which 3 years are to run, and the assignment dated 20 February 13 James I [1616] by the same Sir Philip Stanhopp and William Gelstropp to George Peckham esquire of the remainder of the term in a lease for 99 years made of the premises, inter alia, by Walter Whalley esquire to Thomas Whalley on 12 October 1 Mary [1553]
Dated 4 June 7 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 6  1631

Contents:
Bond in £400 by Richard Palmer of Mapperley esquire to Robert Holden of Shardlow gentleman, for performance of indentures of even date
Dated 4 June 7 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 7-8  [1631]

Contents:
Final concord, both parts, between Robert Houlden querent and Richard Palmer and wife Bridget defendants concerning one messuage, garden and orchard, 10 acres land, 30 acres meadow, 60 acres pasture in Mapperley. £120
Dated Trinity 7 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 9  1632/3

Contents:
Quittance, headed Fine of Trin. 7 Charles I [1631], from Humfrey Okeover esquire sheriff for 20s paid by Robert Houlden for the ? con [? cord] with Richard Palmer for land in Mapperley. Endorsed "Quittance for the post fine pd for Map 'ley"
Dated 11 January

Fee farm rents, Broxtowe and Mapperley  D 779B/T 10-13  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 10  1631/2

Contents:
Bargain and sale by 1. Laurance Whitaker of London esquire, Henry Price of London gentleman to 2. Edward Charlton of 'Sangiacre' [Sandiacre] gentleman, John Holden of Wilne gentleman and Edward Holden of Osmaston yeoman, for £307 8s of yearly rent or fee farm of £21 4s reserved out of the manors of Broxtowe [parish Bilborough] and Mapperley in counties of Nottingham and Derby, heretofore in the tenure of Thomas Whalley gentleman and Richard Whalley esquire and out of all other lands etc chargeable with the fee farm of £21 4s by letters patent dated 21 July 12 James I [1614] granted to Sir Philip Stanhopp and out of the said premises before granted, by letters patent dated 21 August 18 James I [1620] granted to Whitaker and Price, 2. to hold the fee farm of the King as of the manor of East Greenwich in free and common socage.
Dated 1 February 7 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 11  [undated]

Contents:
Annexed to D 779B/T 10 is a list of the fee farm rents, due to be paid half-yearly, giving person's name and sum due, annotated "All the above due to me Robert Houlden"

[no title]  D 779B/T 12  1631/2

Contents:
Receipt, Laurence Whitaker to Robert Houlden, for £307 8s paid to him by Houlden.
Dated 4 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 13  [1632]

Contents:
Declaration of trust made by 1. Edward Charlton of Sandiacre gentleman and John and Edward Holden as in D 779B/T 10 to 2. Robert Holden of Shardlow yeoman, reciting deed of 1 February last, and witnessing that the sum of £307 8s was paid to Whitaker and Price by Robert Holden, who solely contracted for the purchase of the rent for himself and his heirs and took the conveyance in the names of 1. whose estate is only in trust for Robert Holden and his heirs, and the trustees covenant to make reasonable assurance of the premises to Robert Holden upon request, and constitute him their lawful attorney to collect the rents, but to his own use.
Dated 16 March 7 Charles

Humberholme(s) in Osmaston, Alvaston and Boulton  D 779B/T 14-33  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 14  1610

Contents:
Bundle of 4 sheets of paper endorsed "Theise Copies of Mr Dales Evidences were lefte at Mr Lawrence Wrights house by Mr Roger Goodwyne". A note from Roger Goodwyne to Mr Lawrence Wright on dorse of 2nd sheet that he has left here the copy of his inquisition or elegit and all the leases with copy of Dales bargain and sale etc is dated 14 Aug. Contains (but not in this order): -
Copy, examined with the original, on 29 Aug 1610, of mortgage by lease, dated 23 January 40 Elizabeth I [1598], by 1. Richard Francis of Ticknall esquire to 2. Richard Dale of Osmaston gentleman, for a certain sum, of capital messuage in Osmaston in which Dale lives, all cottages, buildings and lands belonging, lying in the town fields and territories of Osmaston, for the lives of Dale's eldest son William, John eldest som of Thurston Dale of Chelmorton yeoman and Thurston Dale the younger of 'Hordlowe' [?in Castleton or Hartington] yeoman at rent of £5. If any of the three lives dies before 30 April 1603, Francis will allow another life to be added, and if he pays (by instalments) £170 to Dale by [1 May] 1603 the lease is void.
Copy, examined as above on 29 Aug 1610, of assignment dated 20 Sep 40 Elizabeth I [1598] by Richard Dale of Osmaston next Derby gentleman to Robert Roper of Derby esquire and Philip Aram of Derby gentleman, of premises as in deed of 23 January, for good causes and considerations.
Copy, examined as above on 29 Aug 1610, of surrender dated 29 Sep 40 Elizabeth I [1598], by 1. Robert Roper of Derby esquire and Philip Aram of Derby gentleman to 2. Richard Francis of Ticknall esquire, of capital messuage in Osmaston with lands etc in occupation of Richard Dale, the reversion and yearly rent of which appertain to Francis, with proviso that if 1. pay 2. 12d, the surrender will be void.
Note that Aram gave 12d to use of Francis, 7 March 1606/7.
Copy of assignment, said to be annexed to assignment of 20 Sep 40 Elizabeth I [1598], and dated 1 Aug 1610, by Philip Aram the surviving landholder of Robert Roper esquire of late deceased, at the request of Richard Dale gentleman, to Roger Goodwyn of 'Hordlowe' [?in Castleton or Hartington], of premises as described in surrender dated 29 Sep 40 Elizabeth I [1598] (but the rent and reversion of which appertain to Richard Dale by grant of Richard Francis esquire) excepting the twentie landes lately passed to Humfrey Robinson alias Randall of Elvaston and closes called Thurspittes lately passed to Thomas Smyth.
Note that this has not yet been executed, 14 Aug 1610.
Copy of inquisition taken at Daffedd [Duffield], 25 Ap - James I of England, ?40 James VI of Scotland [?1606-7] by which the jury say that William Dale son of Richard has nothing and that Richard Dale at Trinity 44 Elizabeth I [1602] had capital messuage in Osmaston now in his occupation, with 2 closes near adjoining and one lepigenhouse built on one of them, of which one is called Rieflatt, annual value £5, 2 closes called Humberholmes *value £4, le Milne pit value 20s, cranche closse value 13s 4d, close called le breach value 10s, close called Oxelaies value 10s, le xxti [twenty] landes value 10s, messuage with croft adjoining in tenure of John Nidham gentleman value 30s, messuage with appurtenances in tenure of John and Robert Thacker value 40s, closes called le pingle value 20s, le Broad meadow leyes value 10s, Meirell value 30s, Thurshpittes value £3 13s 4d, ?Stand?ell, value 30s, and Cru..e sich Close value 10s, close lying at upper end of Caldway sicke value 5s, close lying there ? with Dovebotham towards the south value 5s, and 90 acres arable in 3 fields of Osmaston in the occupation of Richard Dale value £4 10s and they say that half the premises ie messuage and le pigenhouse, 2 closes adjoining to the messuage, Humberholmes, Oxelees, Milne pitt, Cranke closse, le Breach, xx [twenty] landes, tenement and croft, and 45 acres arable should be given to Roger Goodwyn by Robert Ball attorney by virtue of letters of attorney to him and Philip Aram, for a debt owed to Goodwyn by Dale, until it is paid.
*values are annual
Copy of bargain and sale, dated 25 January 6 James I [1609], by 1. Richard Dale of London grocer to 2. John Lord of Derby gentleman and Nicholas Fisher of Scraptoft, county Leicester, clerk, for a competent sum of capital messuage in Osmaston next Derby with lands etc and one ? croft adjoining the messuage in the occupation of John Needham gentleman, also closes in Osmaston called the Oxleyes in occupation of John Stere, the Mylne Pyt in occupation of John Thacker, the Cranck close in occupation of William Frost, the Twentie landes in occupation of Humfrey Robenson alias Randle, the Breach in occupation of Richard Dale father of above Richard, and 2 closes called Humberholmes in the tenures of Richard Dale the father, Ralph Owtrem, William Carver and Thomas Lacie. Warranty is against 1. and wife Alice.
Enrolled 1 Feb 6 Jan [1609]

[no title]  D 779B/T 15  undated

Contents:
"A note touching Mr Dales Evidences and his incumberances for humber holme and how the same may be for a long tyme avoyded" ie an abstract of deeds in D 779B/T 14 and others, with comments.

[no title]  D 779B/T 16  [1610]

Contents:
Feoffment and bargain and sale by 1. Richard Dalle the elder of Osmaston, John Lord of Derby gentleman, Nicholas Fisher of Scraptoft, county Leicester, clerk, Richard Dalle the younger late of London, grocer and 2nd son of Richard above to 2. Sir John Stanhope the elder of Elvaston, for £300 paid to Richard Dalle the elder, of enclosed grounds of meadow or pasture in Osmaston called Humber holme or humber holmes, late in the occupation of Richard Dalle the elder, parcel of land, meadow or pasture called the olde water or the olde water course of 'Darwinde', whether it be freehold or copyhold, in Osmaston, 'Booton' [Boulton], Alvaston and 'Spowndon' [Spondon], part thereof lying between Humber holme(s) and parsons Holme in Spondon, excepting one lease made by Richard Dalle the elder to Ralph Owtram of Chaddesden baker of one parcel of Humberholme until next Lady Day; such interest as Philip Aram has in Humberholme(s) under a lease for 3 lives made by Richard Francis esquire to Richard Dalle the elder, and such interest as Roger Goodwine has by means of a judgment elegit or extente. Richard Dalle the elder will, before Michaelmas, cause to be executed a good estate in the olde water course of Darwinde by surrender according to the custom of the manor of Spondon, to Sir John Stanhope. Attornies for livery of seisin - Thomas Foster and Jeremy Pendleton of Elvaston, yeomen.
Dated 30 October 8 James
Endorsed with livery of seisin 2 Nov.

[no title]  D 779B/T 17  1610

Contents:
Annexed to D 779B/T 16: letters of attorney from Sir John Stanhope the elder to his servant George Locock, to take seisin of premises as in D 779B/T 16.
Dated 1 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 18  1610

Contents:
Assignment of lease for 3 lives by 1. Philip Arame of Derby gentleman to 2. William Osburne of Elvaston yeoman, for good causes and valuable considerations, of 2 closes of meadow and pasture called Humber holme or Humber holmes, from Michaelmas last, the premises being part of the premises in lease dated 23 Jan 40 Elizabeth I [1598] (see D 779B/T 14 above), which was assigned by Richard Dale to Robert Rop' [Roper] of Derby esquire and Philip Aram who survives Rop'. Rent one red rose.
Dated 1 November 8 James
Endorsed with livery of seisin, to which Ralph Owtram tenant of the close next to Spondon, gave consent, 2 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 19  [1610]

Contents:
Assignment by 1. Roger Goodwyn of Hurdlow gentleman to 2. James Osburne of Elvaston yeoman, for £300, of Humberholme or Humber holmes, for 36 years from last Michaelmas if the elegit and extent mentioned below continue so long, at rent of 4d, reciting that Goodwyn in consideration of a debt of £600 which Richard Dale of Osmaston owed Goodwyn, has a judgment against Dale and upon the judgment an elegit granted, and for the levying thereof has extended half Dale's property in Osmaston and has possession as his freehold until the debt is repaid, by which extent Goodwyn has, as part of the half, closes called Humberholme or Humber holmes.
Dated 2 November 8 James
Endorsed as shown to Goodwyn and Thomas Foster at their examination at Derby, 27 Sep 1617

[no title]  D 779B/T 20  1610

Contents:
Post-nuptial settlement by covenant to stand seised made between 1. Sir John Stanhope the elder of Elvaston and 2. Francis Trentham of Rocester esquire in consideration of a marriage between Stanhope and Dame Katherine (usually spelt Katheren), sister of Trentham, and his affection for her and their children, and that she may advance them as she thinks good, Stanhope and his heirs will stand seised of Humber holme or humber holmes in Osmaston and all other lands in Osmaston which he purchased from Richard Dale, and of all other properties in England which descended to him as nephew and heir of Sir Edward Stanhope doctor of law, to the use of himself and Dame Katherine and the heirs and assigns of Dame Katherine for ever.
Dated 29 December 8 James
Endorsed as shown to Mr Thomas Levinge at his examination (as D 779B/T 19).

[no title]  D 779B/T 21  [1611]

Contents:
Covenant to levy fine by 1. Richard Dalle of Osmaston next Derby gentleman and Joan his wife, John Lord of Derby gentleman and Nicholas Fisher of Scraptoft, county Leicester, clerk to 2. Dame 'Katherne' Stanhope of Elvaston widow of Sir John Stanhope late of Elvaston, to the use of 2. of premises as in D 779B/T 20.
Dated 12 March 8 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 22  1634

Contents:
Feoffment to uses by John Posthumus Stanhope of Elvaston gentleman to brother Sir John of Elvaston, of close called Humber holme, in trust to sell and to dispose of the purchase money to the best profit and increase and to dispose of the increase as John Posthumus directs: on his death the principal shall be disposed of as follows: to Michael, Anne, Elizabeth and William Stanhope, children of William Stanhope of Nottingham esquire £50 each, to John son and heir apparent of Sir John £200 and to Alexander, Sir John's youngest son, £150, the residue to be retained by Sir John.
Dated 28 August 10 Charles
Endorsed with livery of seisin by Richard Brooke to John Day to the use of Sir John.

[no title]  D 779B/T 23  1634

Contents:
Annexed to D 779B/T 22: appointment by John Posthumus Stanhope of friend Richard Brookes as attorney for livery of seisin.
Dated 28 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 24  [1635]

Contents:
Exemplification of common recovery
Richard Brooke pet., John Stanhope knight defendant, John Posthumus Stanhope gentleman vouchee, of 30 acres land in Osmaston, Alvaston, Boulton and Spondon.
Dated 11 May 11 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 25  [1635]

Contents:
Feoffment by 1. Sir John Stanhope of Elvaston, William Stanhope of Nottingham esquire and John Posthumus Stanhope youngest son of Sir John Stanhope of Elvaston deceased to 2. Robert Houlden of Shardlow yeoman, for £660, of close or closes of meadow or pasture containing 27 acres called Humberholme or Humberholmes in the lordships of Osmaston, Alvaston and Boulton, heretofore the inheritance of Richard Dale of Osmaston gentleman deceased, with all banks, slades or watercourses belonging, all now in occupation of Robert Willyamot of Chaddesden gentleman, but reserving fishing rights.
Appointing Roger Allestry of Derby gentleman as attorney for livery of seisin.
Dated 2 July 11 Charles
Endorsed with livery of seisin, 17 July 1635

[no title]  D 779B/T 26  1635

Contents:
Grant of right of way by 1. Sir John Stanhope of Elvaston and the lady Mary his wife and Charles Cotton of Nottingham esquire and Olive his wife to 2. Robert Houlden of Shardlow yeoman, in consideration of a grant hereafter specified, over a close the freehold of Sir John Stanhope in Spondon called the Parsons holme to close called Humberholme in lordship of Osmaston, also granting liberty to regain the way concerned; in consideration of this, Houlden granted to Sir John and his wife for their lives and after their deaths to Cotton and his wife and the heirs of Olive, liberty to enter Humberholme to make any waterwork and fleightering upon the banks of Humberholme adjoining the river 'Darwent' necessary for the preservation of Parsons holme or of any waterwork now or hereafter made on the banks of Parsons holme and Humberholme adjoining to River Darwent. Signatures and seals of the Stanhopes.
Dated 7 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 27  1635/6

Contents:
Grant of right of way by 1. Charles Cotton of Nottingham esquire, Olive his wife to 2. Robert Holden of Shar[d]low yeoman, over Parsons holme in the lordship of Spondon to Humberholme as in D 779B/T 26, in consideration of which Holden granted to Charles Cotton and Olive and the heirs of Olive as in D 779B/T 26.
Dated 10 January 11 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 28-29  [1636]

Contents:
Final concord (both parts) between Robert Houlden querent and John Stanhope knight, wife Mary, Charles Cotton esquire wife Olive, William Stanhope esquire, John Posthumus Stanhope gentleman defendants concerning 50 acres pasture in Osmaston next Derby, Spondon, Alvaston and Boulton £100.
Dated Octave of Hilary 11 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 30  1635/6

Contents:
Counterpart lease by 1. James Stephenson vicar Osmaston clerk to 2. Robert Houlden of Shardlow yeoman, of tithe herbage growing within Humberhoulme or Humberhoulmes, Osmaston, at rent 5s, from 3 years to 3 years, for 40 years or the life of James Stephenson.
Dated 15 February 11 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 31  undated

Contents:
Copy of an order of Hilary term 12 Charles I [1637], reciting a final concord (see D 779B/T 28-29) upon which process has been awarded against Robert Houlden to show why the lands in Spondon (normally spelt Spoundon in this document), parcel of the premises in the final concord, should not be seized into his Majesty's hand for want of a licence upon alienation as supposing the lands to be parcel of Parsons holme close and other lands belonging to the Rectory of Spondon, which are held in chief by knight service, and which Sir John Stanhope the younger had by licence upon an alienation from Sir John Stanhope the elder, and that the court has been shown by Houlden that Sir John purchased the premises in the fine from Richard Dale (see D 779B/T 16), so that they cannot be parcel of the lands had by licence upon alienation, and that as it appears that the premises in the final concord were never part of the lands had by licence etc. and are held not of the King but of Sir John Cooke of his manor of Melbourne by fealty and suit of court, therefore all process and seizures are absolutely discharged.

[no title]  D 779B/T 32  1639

Contents:
Bargain and sale made between 1. William Allestrye of Grays Inn, Middlesex, esquire 2. Robert Holden of Shardlow gentleman and 3. Ralph Newham, William Stronge, William Robinson and William Ward of Alvaston yeomen, James Wright, Robert Rolleston, William Rolleston and Richard Meare of Boulton yeomen, reciting that the owners of a close called Humber holme on the north side of river 'Darwent' in the lordship of Osmaston, now owned by Holden, have time out of mind paid to the constable of Alvaston and Boulton at Midsummer and Candlemas or one of them, 5 marks for the public occasions of the town, and that Allestrye for £58 paid to him by Holden has agreed to pay the 5 marks as it has usually been paid, and witnessing that, in consideration of the £58, Allestrye has bargained and sold to 3., trustees of the towns of Alvaston and Boulton, the rent of 5 marks to be payable out of the tythe barn and barn yard in Alvaston and out of the tithe corn of Alvaston and Boulton, which Allestrye has lately bought from Henry Sacheverall esquire, to be paid annually on Midsummer Day in the south porch of Alvaston Church.
Dated 27 April 15 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 33  1639

Contents:
Quitclaim by 1. Sir John Harpur of Calke Bart., Francis Burdet of Foremark esquire, John Fretchvill of Staveley esquire, Henry Sacheverell of Barton, county Nottingham esquire, William Allestrye of Derby esquire, William Robinson, Richard Blood and William Ward of Alvaston yeomen, William Rolleston and Richard Meare of Boulton yeomen to 2. Robert Holden of Shardlow gentleman, of claim etc they may have in close called Humber holme or Humber holmes in the lordship of Osamston, reciting that party 1. are seised in fee of various properties in Alvaston and Boulton and that William Allestrye has undertaken to discharge Humberholmes from the payment of the 5 marks (see D 779B/T 32).
Dated 27 April

Copyhold property in Belper  D 779B/T 34-45  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 34  [1392]

Contents:
At court of Beaurep' [Belper] held at Holbrok 1 February 15 Rich II surrender by Emma, who was wife of Thomas Sout', of 2 cottages of bondage and 14 acres of land at will, to the use of John de Erluston, who came and took it, to hold to him and his heirs. Entry fine 6s 8d.

[no title]  D 779B/T 35  [1436]

Contents:
At court of Beaur' [Belper] held there, 18 March 14 Henry VI, surrender by Issabella Mylner of Beaur' of one acre with a messuage within at will, recently in the tenure of William Balle, to the use of John Sowter, Alice his wife and the heirs and assigns of John. Entry fine 6d.
At foot: in the time of Humfrey Earl of Stafford.

[no title]  D 779B/T 36  [1439]

Contents:
At the view of frankpledge of Beaurepaire [Belper] held at Duffelde, 12 November 18 Henry VI John Sowter of Beaure [Belper] and his wife Alice came and took one pasture called Schothulruyddynge containing 6 acres, and parcel of pasture called Wateruyddynge containing 4 acres 1 rood recently in the tenure of Thomas Rappoke, to hold for their lives, after their deaths reverting to sons Robert and John to each of them as long as he shall live, their heirs and assigns, to hold in severalty. Rent 6s 10d. Entry fine 12d.
At foot: in the time of Humfrey Earl of Stafford Steward of the King's honour of Tuttebury. Also "Yonge".

[no title]  D 779B/T 37  [1448]

Contents:
At court of Beurepere held at Allerwaslegh [Alderwasley] 25 July 26 Henry VI there was a precept to the bailiff by the steward to seize one messuage in Beurepere [Belper] recently in the tenure of Thomas Rappok for default of repair and of payment of rent, and 2 closes in the tenure of John Sowter and Alice his wife called Shothulruddynge containing 6 acres and Wateruyddynge containing 4 acres 1 rood, recently appurtenances of the same messuage; first proclamation was made that if anyone wished he might take the messuage and closes for the ancient rent, and no-one chose to do this; at court held at Hasilwode 17 October 27 Henry VI a second proclamation was made; at court held at Cowhouse 7 November a third proclamation was made; at court held at Beurepere 28 November a fourth proclamation was made; at court held at Haselwod 19 December, upon a fifth proclamation, John Sowter of Beureper and Alice his wife came and took the closes called Shothulruddynge and Watteruddyng, to hold to them for their lives and then to remain to Robert and John their sons to hold in severalty to them, their heirs and assigns. Rent 6s 10d, entry fine 2s. And ? sought licence to hold in severalty to the aforesaid John Sowter and Thomas his son, half a pasture called Maysterfeld of assart containing 16 acres, to hold to them, their heirs and assigns, at new rent of 6d.

[no title]  D 779B/T 38  [1449]

Contents:
At the court of Duffeld held at Beurepere [Belper], 9 January 27 Henry VI, surrender by Thomas Strete of Beurepere [Belper], of close called Barburclose at will, lying in Sothewode, recently in the tenure of John Welde, to the use of John Sowter of Beurepere, Alice his wife and Robert their son, and they came and took the close to hold to them, their heirs and assigns. Entry fine -.
At foot: in the time of Humfrey Duke of Bukham [Buckingham] Steward there.

[no title]  D 779B/T 39  [1497]

Contents:
At court of Belper held at Hasscheleyhey [Ashleyhay], Thursday in feast of St Peter the Apostle [29 June] 12 Henry VII, surrender by William Roos of cottage in Belper recently in the tenure of John Bonsall, to the use of Roger Greygorr; it remained in the hands of the lord, whence Roger sought 3 proclamations, the first was made and no-one came, at the court held at Dalley on Thursday before St James the Apostle [20 July], a second proclamation was made and no-one came; at court held at Belper upon a third proclamation, 3 August, Roger Greygorr' was admitted to the cottage, to hold to him, his heirs and assigns. Entry fine 8d.

[no title]  D 779B/T 40  [1508]

Contents:
At the court of Beaurep' [Belper] held there Thursday 4 May 23 Henry VII, surrender by John Elestones, of croft in Beaurep' lying between the messuage called le Presthowse and the messuage of Thomas Elestones, to the use of Roger Gregory and his heirs, whence the first proclamation was made without claim ("sine reclam"); at court held at Wyndeley on 25 May a second proclamation was made without claim, and at court held at Turndiche, Thursday in the week of Pentecost [15 June], upon a third proclamation without claim, Roger was admitted to the croft. Entry fine 4d.

[no title]  D 779B/T 41  [1515]

Contents:
At court of Beaurep' [Belper] held at Duffeld Thursday 18 October 7 Henry VIII, Roger Gregory surrendered cottage and croft adjoining the said messuage (sic) in Beaurep' to the use of Richard Souter and Alice Gregorye and the legitimate heirs of their bodies and one proclamation was made without claim ('sine reclam'): at court held at Asshelehay, Thursday 8 November a second proclamation was made without claim, and at court held at Duffeld, Thursday 29 November upon a third proclamation without claim Richard Souter and Alice Gregorye were admitted to the cottage and croft to hold to them and the legitimate heirs of their bodies. Entry fine 16d.

[no title]  D 779B/T 42  [1515]

Contents:
At court of Beaurep [Belper] held at Duffeld Thursday 18 October 7 Henry VIII, surrender by Thomas Sowter of messuage with one acre of land at will, close called Shotilriddyng and Waterryddyng, 11 acres land, Barbo' close and one rood of land in Beaurep' to the use of Richard Souter and Alice Gregorye and the legitimate heirs of their bodies; one proclamation was made without claim ('sine reclam'); at court held at Ashelehey Thursday 8 November, a second proclamation was made without claim, and at court held at Duffield Thursday 29 November upon a third proclamation without claim, Richard and Alice were admitted to the messuage and lands to hold to them and the legitimate heirs of their bodies. Entry fine 5s.

[no title]  D 779B/T 43  [1530]

Contents:
4 November 22 Henry VIII
Bond in £30 from Richard Sowter reeve of Beaurep'e [Belper] and John Mason of the same to William FitzWill'm knight Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancastr', Thomas Bonh'm esquire receiver general of the Duchy and Roger Wigston esquire receiver of the honour of Tutbury, to pay to Roger Wigston or his deputy Robert Harwar? of Leicet' [Leicester] £21 15s 0½d to the use of the King within leicet' before the Nativity [25 Dec] Seal on tongue. Enrolled.

[no title]  D 779B/T 44  1639/40

Contents:
Printed receipt headed 'Bellpere' Manor, member of Tutbury Honour, for £8 received from John Houlden for fine arrears due to the King for admittance to copyhold messuage and 25 acres of land in Belper upon the surrender of John and Mary his wife in 13 James I [1615-1616], which is for the use of Mistress Christobella Wyndham Nurse to the Prince.
Dated 7 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 45  undated [1641-2]

Contents:
Bill of compaint to Sir Edward Littleton, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, by Robert Houlden of Shardlow yeoman and Robert Burton of Derby butcher, that whereas Sir Edward Leech one of the masters of the court is seised of the manor of Belper, Robert Houden is seised according to the custom of the manor, of 2 messuages, one cottage and various parcels of land, closes or grounds called Shottle Riddings and Water Riddings and Barber Close, all in Belper, the inheritance of Mary Houlden deceased wife of John Houlden of Wilne gentleman and Thomas Sowter her father, all held of Leech as of the manor of Belper by fealty, rent, suit of court and by fine uncertain and arbitrable at the will of the lord upon every admittance, all which Robert Houden lately purchased of his brother John, that before he bought the lands he agreed with Leech to make the fines certain, that is to be 12d, for which agreement he paid £70, Leech promising to suffer a decree to pass in this Court for the firm establishment of the agreement and John Beardsley was seised of messuage, garden, orchard, parcels of land called Bridge Flatt, Swan Flatt, 1½a land lying in the Eyes, 3½a meadow in the Nether Stanley, 3 acres in ? Hutfull, croft of one acre, ½ arable in Hutfall upon the Nether Shutt, one rood adjoining to John Tayler, the Stone Close containing 12 acres pasture, cottage in Balesmore, all in or adjoining Belper, copyhold and parcel of the manor of Belper, held as Houlden's land (above), which Robert Burton purchased on 9 June 9 Charles I [1633] agreeing with Leech to make the fines on admittance certain, that is 6s 8d, for a payment of £70, and both Houlden and Burton have requested Leech to perfect the agreements and that he may set down the estate he has in the manor so that they may be sure he has the power to make the fines certain and that he may set down what agreements he has made with them, which may be ratified by the court. They ask for a writ of subpoena to Leech to answer in Chancery.

Lease of Manor of Weston and Aston etc  D 779B/T 46-49  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 46  1637

Contents:
Lease for 40 years by 1 Anthony Roper of Eltham, Kent esquire to 2 Thomas Stych of Newberry, Barking, Essex esquire and Henry Stych his son and heir apparent for good and valuable causes, of manor of Weston and Aston, the site or capital messuage of the manor, with courts etc, woods, waters, fishings etc, the Parke Close 50 acres, close called Poole yarde 5 acres, Goresse Close 6 acres, close called Hall Orchard 4 acres, Newe Close alias Hollowe Close lately inclosed out of the common of Weston 100 acres, Cotte Close 1 acre and close called Caldwell Hill lately inclosed out of common field of Weston 50 acres, both meadow or pasture, first moath or crop of 3 parcels of meadow in Weston common meadow containing 20 acres, and the Meadow, parcel of meadow in Aston Meadowe called Lackholme or Lockholme 20 acres, parcel of meadow called Comholme or Cowholme 9 acres, close called Gill Meadow 4 acres, Allsomer meadow 6 acres, 3 yards of arable land with their meares, furrows and hades in the common fields of Weston and Aston, 3 closes of pasture called Deane Leasowe, Middle Close and the Old Close, in all 24 acres, meadow or pasture called Reddy Pitt Close 3 acres, Forcke meadowe 2½a, parcel of meadow called Hall greene 3 acres, all in Weston, Aston, Shardlow, Wilne, Kiddesley and Smalley, reputed the demesne lands of the manor of Weston and Aston (reciting former lessees and owners, see Manor of Weston group D 779B/T 123-209).
Dated 26 May 13 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 47  [1637]


Related information: Annexed to D 779B/T 47 schedule of debts all secured by bond and owed to Thomas and Henry Stych and Anne Lownes.

Contents:
Declaration of uses, with parties as in D 779B/T 46 and reciting D 779B/T 46 and that the purpose of the lease was that Thomas and Henry Stych might take the rents and profits of the premises to pay Roper's debts with interest at 8% per annum as set out in annexed schedule, that when the debts are paid the residue of the rents and profits are to be paid as Roper directs and in default of such direction, Thomas and Henry Stych will pay the profits to Mary Rooper, Anthony's daughter, in regard that by his marriage with her mother Mary he had the manor and premises conferred and settled on him.
Dated 26 May 13 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 48  1641

Contents:
Counterpart lease for 7 years from Michaelmas last by 1 Thomas Stych of Nuberrie, Barking, county Essex Esquire, to 2 George Pulton of Desborough, county Northampton, esquire for good considerations, of capital messuage or manor house in Weston, and lands, cony warren etc taken to be the demesnes of and belonging to the messuage and now in several occupations and in Aston, Weston 'Wilney' [Wilne] and 'Shorlowe' [Shardlow], free fishing in Trent and 'Darwyn' [Derwent] liberty to dig pits for marl, limestone and other stone for building, to be used on the premises only, reserving courts, chief and quit rents etc.
Rent £220. Pulton to have fence, plough, cart, yate [gate], stile and pale boots.
Dated 12 November 17 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 49  1647

Contents:
Assignment of lease by 1 Edward Earl of Dorset Lord Chamberlain of the King's Household, Sir Henry Compton of Brambletye, Sussex, Margaret widow of Anthony Roper late of Eltham, Kent, esquire, Thomas Stich of Newberry, Barking, Essex, gentleman and Henry Stich his son and heir apparent to 2 Robert Houlden of Shardlow gentleman in which Thomas and Henry Stich with the consent of Dorset and Compton to whom Anthony Roper devised the reversion of the premises in his will (see D 779B/T 207) to the uses of the will, and with the consent of Margaret Roper, and for £1400 paid by Houlden, assigned the premises as in D 779B/T 46, excepting the New or Hallowe Close, for remainder of 40 year term.
Dated 2 December 23 Charles

Aston Hall property  D 779B/T 50-121  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 50  [13th c]

Contents:
Gift by William son of Henry "in angul' de astu'"[in the corner of Aston] to William son of Symon "fabri" [smith] of Astu' in full marriage with Angnes, William's daughter of one portion of his toft through the middle as it lies in length towards the field, which portion contains in width 40 feet measured from within (Latin 'citra') the embankment (dike or ditch) (Latin 'fovea') and one house, that is a barn with all the whole piece (Latin 'placea') as it lies between the said embankment (dike or ditch) and the said barn in length and width and 5 acres and 1 rood of arable land and 1 rood of meadow in the township (Latin 'villa') and fields of Astu' of which 1 rood lies in the croft next eadmund delehul, one at the head of the township upon flaxlondis next Hugh Styword, one attesalteremere next the said Hugh, one upon middilfurlong next the said Hugh, one upon *Neyercalke?put next the said Hugh, one upon gostylondis next Herbert de Cliftu' one in long teddrifsclade next the said Herbert, one upon none brechys next the said Hugh, one upon le mulnedich, one upon long foxolis next the said Herbert, ½ acre upon ?cornenlondis next the said eadmund, 1 rood upon blodilondis next the said eadmund, ½ acre undiryeclif* next the said eadmund, 1 rood upon Wymu'debury next the said eadmund, one upon stonilondis next the said Hugh, one upon peleworchul next Robert b'car [?shepherd or tanner] of scardelowe, one upon cronkilondis next the said Hugh, one upon derbyweye next the said Herbert, one upon Hondelondis next Symon de yb'nia [ybernia=Ireland], 1 rood of meadow attebrecheanedys next the said Hugh, to hold of William son of Henry, his heirs and assigns, to William and Angnes and the heirs of Angnes conceived in lawful matrimony, in fee and heredity.
William and Angnes have licence to send a ladder upon William son of Henry's land to roof the barn whenever necessary. They are to pay 20d of silver annually in 2 equal portions for all secular demands, custom and suit of court saving foreign service.
Witnesses, Eadmund delehul in astu', William de scardelowe, "Suet'" [? Siward] de Astu', Ramulph de Westu', Robert de Westu', Symon de yb'nia [ybernia=Ireland] in astu', Roger de Scardelowe clerk and others.
Not dated
Poor seal, on tag
* a dotted y in the original has been represented by y, but if a thorn was intended, the words should be nethercalke?put and undertheclif.

[no title]  D 779B/T 51  [? late 13th c]

Contents:
Confirmation by Avicia widow of Henry "in angulo man' in Aston" [in the corner living in Aston] in her free widowhood to William son of Robert de Thurlisto' [Thulston] and Matilda his wife, Avicia's daughter, of 5 acres of arable land in the territory of Aston, that is the 5 acres which the said Matilda had by the gift and feoffment of Robert Iuvenis [?Young] Avicia's brother, of which one rood lies next ?hilemeresiche, one rood upon le Cronkelondes, one rood upon Fultu', one rood next the way from Chelardist' [Chellaston], one rood upon Longehaynoth, ½ rood upon hamu'delreschis, one rood upon heythorneborewe, one rood upon Merwisflat, ½ acre upon longecroft, one rood upon Wymnu' debur', one rood at le Portemeris, ½ rood at le Newdoles, ½ rood upon le Flintiklyf, one rood upon sindrilondes, ½ rood upon blodilondes, one rood upon Hengindeclif, ½ acre upon le heth, ½ rood upon de lowe, ½ rood in Podimere, ½ rood in Thurlistonweye, and one rood of meadow at le forthe to hold to William and Matilda and Matilda's legitimate heirs, of Avicia, her heirs and assigns in fee and heredity, paying annually to Avicia her heirs and assigns, one silver penny at the feast of St James the Apostle [25 July], and causing the celebration each year of 13 masses ? at the *preaching brothers of Derb[y] or by any other secular (Latin "ap' fr' es p'dicar' de Derb' v'l ab aliqo seclari") for the souls of Robert, Avicia's brother and of her father and mother and for the souls for which Robert was bound (Latin 'debit') for ever, for all secular service, suit of court.
Witnesses, Simon de ybernia [Ireland] in Aston, Henry de Weston in Aston, Hugh called styward in Aston, Roger Deyne in the same, Robert le Bernetote in Thurl' [Thulston], William fab [smith] in the same, Robert clerk and many others.
Seal on tag. Not dated.
* probably the Dominicans who had a house in Derby by 1292.

[no title]  D 779B/T 52  [? late 13th c]

Contents:
Gift by Isold' daughter of Henry "in angulo de aston" [in the corner of Aston] in her independent virginity to Henry son of Symon fabr [smith] of aston, of one toft and croft in aston at the head of the township towards Weston next the toft of Alan her brother, 4 acres of arable, 3 roods and 1 rood of meadow in the fields of aston, which toft and croft she had by the gift of her mother Avicia and the land and meadow by the gift of Robert ?birn' her uncle, to hold of the chief lord of the fee for his (Henry's) life, paying annually to him the service accustomed as is contained in the original charter, and to Isolda and the legitimate heirs of her body, one rose on the day of St John the Baptist [24 June], for all secular service
Witnesses, Suet' de aston, Henry of the same, William de Scardelowe, Ranulph of the same, Symon de yb'nia [ybernia = Ireland] in Aston, Hugh stiwort, Roger de scardelowe clerk and others.
Seal (poor) on tag. Not dated

[no title]  D 779B/T 53  [? late 13th c]

Contents:
Gift from Henry son of Simon fab' [smith] of Aston to Siward de Aston and his heirs and assigns and their heirs, of one toft with messuage in Aston lying at the head of the township towards Weston next the toft of Alan son of Henry "in angulo" [in the corner] of the same, to hold of Henry and his heirs and assigns, paying annually to him one apple at the feast of St James the Apostle [25 July] for all secular service and suit of court.
Witnesses, Master Adam de schardelowe, William of the same, Ralph de Dawby, Edmund de hul of aston, Simon de Ibernia [Ireland] of the same, Herbert de clifton of the same, Ranulf de Weston, Robert son of Henry de Weston and others.
Seal on tag. Not dated.

[no title]  D 779B/T 54  [? late 13th c]

Contents:
Gift by Roger son of Reginald "in angulo de Aston" [in the corner of Aston] with the assent of his wife Agnes to "Suetto" [? Siward] de Aston, of one toft in the township of Aston next John Witing on one side and the toft of William Herny on the other, to hold of Roger and his heirs, paying annually to Roger one apple at the feast of St James the Apostle [25 July], for all secular service.
Witnesses, John de Dauby in Aston, Edmund de Hul of the same, Robert de Weston of the same, Simon de Ibernia [Ireland] of the same, Henry stiward of the same, Gilbert de wyssam of the same, Hugh ? P'car of the same and many others.
2 seals (poor) on tags. Not dated.

[no title]  D 779B/T 55  [? early 14th c]

Contents:
Gift by Nicholas de Thurlston [Thulston] in Aston and Elena his wife to Robert de Mallesouere (or Robert de Mallesovere) in Weston and Isolda his wife, of 2 roods of arable land lying in the territory of Aston, of which one lies upon Dudelesput between the land of Gilbert de Meysham on one part and the land of William de Verdon on the other, and the other upon le Foxholes between the land of Edmund Uppehull on one part and the land of William 'fabri' [smith] of Aston on the other part, to hold to them, their heirs and assigns by hereditary right, performing accustomed services to chief lords of the fee.
Witnesses, Edmund Uppehull, Suwetto [?Siward] de Aston, William de Verdon, John de Dauby, Simon de Irlaunde, William de Aston clerk and others.
Two tags, one seal (poor) Not dated.

[no title]  D 779B/T 56  [? early 14th c]

Contents:
Gift by John le Taylur of Aston chaplain to Master Adam de Asmondisham and Adam de Sardelowe and the legitimate heirs of Adam de Sardelowe's body, of one rood of arable land in the territory of Aston, which lies next the Water rune between the land of the Rector of Aston Church and the land of Richard clerk (or the clerk) with remainder to the heirs of Master Adam for ever, to hold from the chief lords of the fee by accustomed services.
Witnesses, Edmund de Hul in Aston, William le Verdon, Simon de Hyb'n [Hybernia = Ireland], Robert de Weston, John de Wylne and many others.
Seal tag. Not dated.

[no title]  D 779B/T 57  [1308]

Contents:
Quitclaim from Robert son of William "in angulo de Aston" to William Fabri [smith] of Aston, Agnes his wife, [?and their] heirs and assigns, of his right and claim in 5 roods of arable land and one rood of meadow which Avicia daughter of Henry Iuvenis [? Young] of Aston once gave to Alan her son.
Witnesses, Edmund Uppehull, William de Derby, William de V'don, Simon de Irlannd (or Irlaund) Robert de Weston, Richard clerk and others.
Dated Monday, Annunciation of St Mary [25 March] 1 Edward son of Edward
Seal tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 58  [1330]

Contents:
Release and quitclaim by Emma Whyting in her widowhood to Robert son of William lo smeyth and his heirs and assigns, of 3 roods of land and ¼ roods of arable land lying in the field of Aston of which one rood lies upon Thorn? eberwo next the land of John suet on one part and William de hu' on the other, another upon le gosteylondus next the land of Edmund ? de lo hul on one part and John Coup' on the other, and one rood upon lo pezolondus (or ? pezelondus) next Richard ?lo Werdu' on one part and Robert de breyduston on the other, and the ¼ rood lies upon lo longerodus next William lo stiward on one part and Adam de Veston on the other.
Witnesses, Adam de Schardelou, John suet de Aston, William de hu', Richard lo Werdon, Adam de Vestu', Geoffrey de playsdeyn and others.
Dated at Aston, Saturday after ascension of the Lord [19 May] 4 Edward III
Seal tag

[no title]  D 779B/T 59  [1354]

Contents:
Indenture of lease by Robert le Smyth of Aston to Henry son of Richard Deyne of Aston, of one rood of meadow lying upon le Brechehauld?os next the aforesaid Henry to hold to him, his heirs and assigns, from Robert, his heirs and assigns, for 6 years beginning at easter 28 Edward III
Witnesses, William ?attebarr, Richard son of Simon, John Wildehar', Henry Deyne, Adam de Weston and others.
Dated at Aston, Easter 28 Edward III [Easter Day was 13 April, 1354].
Seal tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 60, 61  [1358]

Contents:
Indentures of gift by Robert le Smyth of Aston to John son of Hugh le Smyth of Aston and the heirs of his body, of one messuage and one acre of arable in Aston which messuage lies between the messuage of William de Dalby and the messuage of Richard Natte, and of the acre, one half abuts upon the messuage next the land of John on each side, one rood lies ?within (Latin ? citra) le Ashes extending to Thornberughsiche (in D 779B/T 61 Thorneberuesiche) next the land of the parson of Aston church and one rood lies at Wat' faldych next the land of Thomas Suwet' to hold from the chief lords of the fee for services accustomed, to John and the heirs of his body, with remainder to William, John's brother, and the heirs of his body, remainder to Robert, his heirs and assigns.
Witnesses, William atte Barr' of Aston, Richard son of Simon of the same, Henry Deyne of the same, Adam de Weston of the same, John Wyldhar' of the same and others.
Dated at Aston Tuesday after feast of St Katherine the virgin [27 Nov] 32 Edward III
T 60 seal on tag, D 779B/T 61 seal tag only.

[no title]  D 779B/T 62, 63  [1358]

Contents:
Indenture of release and quitclaim by John son of Hugh le Smyth of Aston to Robert le Smyth for the term of his life, of all John's right and claim to 9d annual rent in Aston which he ought to have from the said Robert for one messuage and one acre of land which Robert gave to John and likewise, John has released and quitclaimed to Robert for the term of Robert's life, his right in 5 roods of arable and 1 rood of meadow which John had by hereditary descent after his father's and mother's death which they had acquired from Robert son of William in le hyrne. [hyrne is probably the same as hern or hirn meaning corner].
Dated at Aston, Friday after feast of St Katherine the Virgin [30 Nov] 32 Edward III
On D 779B/T 62, part of John's seal on tag
On D 779B/T 63, Robert's seal on tag.
The two indentures do not fit together.

[no title]  D 779B/T 64  [1361]

Contents:
Feoffment, by William atte Barre of Donyngton [county Leicester] to William son of Thomas de Tutteburi senior, of 3 acres 2½ roods of arable land in Aston sup[er] Trent, which he had of the gift and feoffment of Robert le Smyth and which lie as appears in Robert's charter to William atte Barre, to hold from the chief lords of the fee by services accustomed.
Witnesses, Thomas de Verdon of Aston, Henry Deyne of the same, John Wildhare of the same, John de Barwe of the same, John de ? B'emen of the same and others.
Dated at Aston Sup[er] Trente, Monday next after the feast of St George [26 April] 35 Edward III.
Seal on tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 65  [1362]

Contents:
Letters of attorney by which Robert Smyth of Aston sup[er] Trent had made Alexander le Port 'of Aston his attorney to deliver seisin to Richard de Okeley parson of the church of Aston sup[er] Trent, of all his lands and tenements which he had on the day of the deed.
Dated at Aston, Thursday after feast of St George [28 April] 36 Edward III.
Seal on tongue.

[no title]  D 779B/T 66  [1364]

Contents:
Indenture of lease made between 1 Robert le Smyth of Aston and Lucia his wife and 2 Roger de Barewe of Aston, testifying that Robert and Lucia have leased to Roger, his heirs and assigns for 20 years, 2 messuages, 4 acres 1 rood of land and 1 acre of meadow in Aston sup[er] Trent, of which 2 roods lie upon Midelfurlonges in the field of Derby, one rood upon overka?Ikput, ½ acre atte Welle, one rood upon Midelfurlonges, one rood upon stonilo'des in the field of Thurleston, one rood upon blodylondes, 2 roods upon Pastlondes, one rood upon ? Peselondes, one rood upon Mordichfulo'g, ½ acre at le Wetecroft, one rood next the road, one rood butting upon ?..ylahadelond, one rood upon heynowe, at a rent of 11s payable in 2 equal portions; Roger is to maintain the messuages.
Warranty is against the chief lords of the fee for all rents and services; Robert and Lucy have right of distraint if rent is in arrears; for the greater security of the agreement Robert and Lucy bind themselves, their heirs and executors to Roger, his heirs and assigns, in £20, to pay to Roger should he be ejected or disseised.
Witnesses, Thomas de Verdon, Richard son of Simon, Henry Deyne, William le smyth, John son of John, John de Barewe and others.
Dated at Aston, Monday after Michaelmas [30 Sep] 38 Edward III
Seal (poor) on tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 67  [1367]

Contents:
Feoffment by Robert le Smyth of Aston to John son of William Santcheverell, lord of Hoppewell, of 5 roods of arable land in the territory of Aston, of which ½ acre lies next le Wetecroftes, one rood next the land of Richard son of Symon butting upon le Wetecroftes, 1 rood upon le Longe ? Rides next Thomas de Verdon butting in Weston Wey, one rood next the land of the lord Rector next le Crossegate, to hold to John, his heirs and assigns of the chief lords of the fee for services accustomed.
Witnesses, Sir Richard de Okeleye then Rector of Aston, William de Tuttebury of the same, Thomas de Verdon of the same, Richard son of Symon of the same, Thomas de Weston of the same, and others.
Dated at Aston, Monday after St Gregory the Pope 41 [15 March] Edward III.
Seal (poor) on tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 68  [1367]

Contents:
Feoffment by Robert le Smyth of Aston to John son of William Santcheverell lord of Hoppewell, his heirs and assigns, of 26d annual rent issuing from one piece of land next Smyth's messuage in Aston, and from ½ acre at the end of the piece, which piece Johanna Dobbe, once wife of John le Fissher of Weston before held from Robert for the aforesaid annual rent, to hold from the chief lords of the fee for accustomed services.
Witnesses, Sir Richard de Okeley then Rector of the church of Aston, William de Tuttebury of Aston, Thomas de Verdon of the same, Richard son of Symon of the same, Thomas de Weston of the same and others.
Dated at Aston, Monday after feast of St Gregory the Pope [15 March] 41 Edward III.
Fragment of seal on tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 69  [1367]

Contents:
Indented concession, reciting that whereas Robert le Smyth of Aston has given and confirmed by his charter of feoffment to John Santcheverell, 5 roods of arable in the fields of Aston to hold for ever, John conceded that if Lucia wife of Robert, the heirs of Robert or any other by the name of them after Robert's death, should implead John, his heirs or assigns, concerning 26d of silver annual rent issuing from one piece (Latin plac') and ½ acre of land which "Johanna" Dobbe holds in Aston, which rent John had of Robert's feoffment and also if John or his heirs are distrained by ecclesiastical coercion or any other coercion for the maintenance of one lamp in the church of Aston, then the charter of feoffment of 5 roods shall stand, and if not it shall be wholly without force (Latin 'et si non om'ino careat robore suo')
Witnesses, Sir Richard de Okeley then Rector of Aston church, William de Tuttebury, Thomas de Verdon, Richard son of Symon, Thomas de Weston of Aston and others.
Dated at Aston, Sunday before the feast of the Anunciation [21 March] 41 Edward III.
Seal tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 70  [1379]

Contents:
Feoffment by John Sanchewerell of hopwell to John Ray chaplain of Aston s [upe]r Trent, his heirs and assigns, of 26d annual rent issuing from one piece next the messuage of Robert Smyth in Aston and ½ acre at the end of the piece, which "Johanna" Dobe holds for the said annual rent [?and] before held in Aston, which Sanchewerell had by the gift and feoffment of Robert Smyth of Aston, to hold from the chief lords of the fee for accustomed services.
Dated at Aston, Saturday after the feast of St James the Apostle [30 July] 3 Richard II.
Witnesses, Thomas de Sta'ton of Aston, Thomas de Weston of the same, John son of Hugh, Alan port', John Suet of the same and others.
Seal on tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 71  undated

Contents:
Gift by Richard de Tikehul living in Chelardiston [Chellaston] and Gunnilda his wife to William son of Walter de Chelardiston, his heirs and assigns of one annual halfpenny which they were accustomed to receive annually from the said William for one piece of land in the township (Latin 'villa') of Chelardiston which William bought of Matilda and Avicia daughters of William son of Hugh, for which he has given Richard and Gunnilda 6d, and Gunnilda has taken an oath that she will never secure. .. (nu'quam' infirmare and possibly 3 words missing) so that it may remain for ever ratified and secure.
Witnesses, William Clarel of Chelardiston, Ralph de Bredon, Walter son of Pagan de Chelardiston, Peter son of Stephen of the same, John de alduluistre of the same, Henry le Symple of the same, Richard clerk and others.
Seal tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 72  [1389]

Contents:
Feoffment by John Ray chaplain to John Halswayn Rector of the church of Wolstanton [county Stafford] and Thomas de Tikhull, their heirs and assigns, of all the lands, tenements, meadows, feedings (Latin 'pascuas') and pastures, rents and services, which he has in the township (Latin 'villa') and fields of Aston sup[er] Trent, together with the reversion of all lands, tenements and rents from whichever of them arising, to hold from the chief lords of the fee for accustomed services.
Witnesses, Peter de Melb'ne, Thomas Bars, John Warn', Nicholas Shaill', John Bonde, William Bonde, Walter Talun and others.
Dated at Derbi, 1 April 12 Richard II

[no title]  D 779B/T 73  [1390]

Contents:
Quitclaim by William Charnes Rector of the church of Weston, William de Bretteby chaplain, Thomas Coup' of Aston and Henry Plathedeyne of Cherdelow [Shardlow] to John Halleswayn rector of the church of Wistanton [Wolstanton, county Stafford] and Thomas de Tykhull of all the right and claim which Henry had or may have in future in all the lands and tenements which John, and Thomas de Tykhull, had by the gift and feoffment of John Ray of Aston chaplain in the township (Latin 'villa') of Aston sup[er] Trent.
Dated at Derby, 20 April 13 Richard II 3 seals and 1 fragment of seal on 4 tags.

[no title]  D 779B/T 74  [1367]

Contents:
Feoffment by William de Tuttebury of Derby to Thomas de Stanton, his heirs and assigns of all his lands and tenements, meadows, feedings and pastures, fishponds, fisheries, rents, reversions and services which he has in the township (Latin 'villa') of Aston sup[er] Trente, to hold from the chief lords of the fee for accustomed services.
Witnesses, John de Chelaston, John Chaumb'leyn of Casteldonyngton, Thomas Verdon, Richard son of Simon, Henry Deyne and others.
Dated at Aston, Sunday after feast of St Michael, [3 October] 41 Edward III.
Seal on tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 75  [1394]

Contents:
Feoffment by Thomas de Stan'ton and Johanna his wife to Henry de Coton parson of the church of Aston, Sir William de Bretteby and Richard de Adneburgh chaplains, their heirs and assigns, of all their lands and tenements with meadows, feedings (Latin 'pascuis'), pastures, rents and services of all their holdings (Latin tenencium') with liberties and appurtenances in Aston next Weston, to hold of the chief lords of the fee by accustomed services, warranting the aforesaid as they lie in Aston and all the lordship of Weston.
Witnesses, John Bakepuis, John atte Huchyns of Aston, Thomas de Weston, Roger de Barowe, Thomas Coup' and others.
Dated at Aston, Monday after feast of St Michael, [5 Oct] 18 Richard II
One good and one incomplete seal, on tags.

[no title]  D 779B/T 76  [1396]

Contents:
Feoffment by Sir Henry de Coton clerk, William de Bretteby and Richard de Adneburgh chaplain to Thomas de Tykhull and Agnes his wife and their legitimate heirs, with remainder to right heirs of Thomas, of all their lands, tenements, rents, services and reversions, which they had by the gift and feoffment of Thomas de Stannton and Johanna his wife in Aston sup[er] Trent, to hold of the chief lords of the fee by accustomed services.
Witnesses, John Bakepuys, John Tooke, Thomas Bars, Robert Tyllot, William Bond and others.
Dated at Aston, Friday after feast of St Michael, [6 Oct] 20 Richard II.
3 seals on tags.

[no title]  D 779B/T 77  [1396]

Contents:
Quitclaim by Thomas de Stannton and Johnanna his wife for themselves and their heirs to Henry de Coton clerk and Thomas de Tykhull and Agnes his wife, their legitimate heirs, and the heirs and assigns of Thomas, of their right in their lands, tenements, rents, reversions and services, which Henry de Coton recently had by the feoffment of Thomas and Johanna in the township (Latin 'villa') of Aston sup[er] Trent next Weston
Dated at Aston, 9 October 20 Richard II
2 seals on 1 tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 78  [1402]

Contents:
Feoffment by Peter de la Pole, John del Heth chaplain and William Blo... [see D 779B/T 79] of Cryche chaplain, to Thomas de Tykhill, his heirs and assigns, of a parcel of meadow called... ogh [see D 779B/T 80] in Aston sup[er] Trent (a much later hand has written in 'ladihal' making ladihalogh), to hold from the chief lords of the fee for acustomed services.
Witnesses, John Bakepuz, Ralph Makerell, Thomas Barse, John Bate, Richard Bate and others.
Dated at Aston sup[er] Trent, Monday after feast of St Hilary [16 Jan] 3 Henry IV.
3 seals on tags.

[no title]  D 779B/T 79  [1402]

Contents:
Letters of attorney from Peter de la Pole, John del Heth chaplain and William Blount of Cryche chaplain to John de Chelaston to deliver seisin to Thomas de Tikhill of a parcel of meadow called ladyhalogh in Aston, as in a charter made to Thomas by them.
Dated at Rodeburn [Radbourne], Thursday after feast of St Hilary [19 Jan] 3 Henry IV
3 seals on 2 tongues.

[no title]  D 779B/T 80  [1402]

Contents:
Quitclaim from Peter de la Pole to Thomas de Tykhull and Angnes his wife, for himself and his heirs, of all his right and claim to a parcel of meadow called ladyhalowe in Aston sup[er] Trent.
Witnesses, Nicholas Mungumbry knight, Peter de Melb'ne, Roger de Bradb'ne, John Bakepus, Robert Tyllot and many others.
Dated at Aston, Friday after feast of Purification of Mary [3 Feb] 3 Henry IV.
Seal on tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 81  [1411]

Contents:
Feoffment by John Huchuns to Thomas Tykhull and Agnes his wife and the heirs and assigns of Thomas, of one messuage, 6 acres of land and ½ acre of meadow in Aston sup[er] Trent to hold from the chief lords of the fee for accustomed services.
Witnesses, John Daprichesco't, Robert Frannceys knights, Ralph Shirley, Peter de Melburne, Ralph Frannceys, Robert Tyllot and others.
Dated 13 April 12 Henry IV
Seal with tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 82  [1411]

Contents:
Feoffment by John Huchuns to Thomas Tykhull and Agnes his wife and the heirs and assigns of Thomas, of messuage and 3 acres of land in Aston sup[er] Trent, to hold from the chief lords of the fee for services accustomed.
Witnesses, John Daprichesco't, Robert Frannceys knights, Ralph Shirley, Peter de Melburne, Ralph Frannceys, Robert Tyllot and others.
Dated 13 April 12 Henry IV
Seal on tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 83  [1411]


Related information: Tied to D 779B/T 84.

Contents:
Feoffment by Henry Smyth to Thomas Tykhull, Agnes his wife and the heirs and assigns of Thomas, of 4 acres of land and 1 rood meadow in Aston sup[er] Trent, to hold of chief lords of the fee by services accustomed.
Witnessed, John Daubriggecourt, Robert Frannceys knights, Peter de Melburne, Robert Tillot, John Bradshawe, Henry Bothe and others.
Dated at Aston, 28 July 12 Henry IV
Seal on tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 84  [1411]


Related information: Tied to D 779B/T 83.

Contents:
Feoffment, by Henry Smyth to Thomas Tykhull, Agnes his wife and the heirs and assigns of Thomas, of one messuage and 5 roods of land which once were of John Huchuns in Aston sup[er] Trent, and all those lands, tenements, rents, reversions and services which once were of William de Whitley in the same township (Latin 'villa') of Aston, to hold of chief lords of the fee by services accustomed.
Witnesses, John Daubrigecourt, Robert Frannceys knights, Peter de Melburne, Robert Tillot, John Bradshawe, Henry Bothe and others.
Dated at Aston, 3 August 12 Henry IV
Seal on tag (different seal from that on D 779B/T 83)

[no title]  D 779B/T 85  [1412]

Contents:
Feoffment by John Bate to Thomas Tykhull, Agnes his wife and the heirs and assigns of Thomas, of one toft in Aston sup[er] Trent lying between the tenement once of John Huchons, now of Thomas, on one part and the toft of the said John Huchons towards Weston on the other part, to hold of the chief lords of the fee for accustomed services.
Witnesses, John Dapricheco't knight, John Bradschawe, William Rolleston, Robert Sower, John Bate and others
Dated at Aston, Sunday after feast of Epiphany [9 January] 13 Henry IV
Seal on tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 86  [1412]

Contents:
Feoffment by John de Dalby to Thomas de Tykhull and Agnes his wife and the heirs and assigns of Thomas, of all the lands, tenements, rents and services which Dalby has in the township (Latin 'villa') of Aston sup[er] Trent, which once were of Edward del Hull or William de Dalby, to hold of the chief lords of the fee by services accustomed.
Witnesses, Thomas Mawreward, Robert Frannceys, John Daprichescourt, knights, Ralph Shirley, Ralph Frannceys, Robert Tyllot and others.
Dated at Aston, 14 April 13 Henry IV
Seal on tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 87  [1412]

Contents:
Feoffment by Isabella de Dalby to Thomas de Tykhull and Agnes his wife and the heirs and assigns of Thomas, of all her lands, tenements, rents, reversions and services in the township (Latin 'villa') of Aston sup[er] Trent, once of Edward del Hull or William de Dalby, to hold of the chief lords of the fee for accustomed services.
Witnesses, Thomas Maureward, Robert Frannceys, John Daprichescourt knights, Ralph Shirley, Ralph Frannceys, Robert Tyllot and others.
Dated at Aston, 16 April 13 Henry IV
Seal on tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 88  [1416]

Contents:
[? Draft] feoffment by Thomas Tykhull to Thomas Assheby, Henry Wychard, Thomas Bradeschawe, Robert Tyllot and Robert ? Top' clerk, their heirs and assigns, of his manor of schardlow with all members, to hold of the chief lords of the fee for services accustomed.
Dated at Schardlowe, 14 March 3 Henry V
No witnesses, not sealed. Paper.

[no title]  D 779B/T 89  [1419]

Contents:
[? Draft] feoffment by Thomas Tykhull to Thomas Assheby, Henry Wechard, Thomas Bradsha - [later appears as Bradshagh], Robert Tollot, Ropert Top' clerk, their heirs and assigns of all his lands and tenements in Aston sup[er] Trent, to hold of the chief lords of the fee for accustomed services.
Dated at Aston sup[er] Trent, 6 May 7 Henry V
No witnesses, not sealed. Paper.

[no title]  D 779B/T 90  [1421]

Contents:
Feoffment by Thomas Tykhull to Thomas Assheby, Henry Wychard, Thomas Bradshagh and Thomas Tyllot, their heirs and assigns, of his manor of Shardelowe with all members and all lands and tenements in Aston sup[er] Trent to hold of the chief lords of the fee by services accustomed. No witnesses.
Dated at Aston sup[er] Trent, 6 May 9 Henry V
Seal on tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 91  [1431]

Contents:
Quitclaim from John Stathu' [Stathum] of Morley to John Tykhull, son and heir of Thomas Tykhull, of all his right and claim to all those lands and tenements, which recently were of John ?Lanerok in the township (Latin 'villa') and territory of Aston sup[er] Trent.
Witnesses, John ? Curson, John Bathe, Thomas Bradshagh and others.
Dated at Aston sup[er] Trent, Thursday after Annunciation [29 March] 9 Henry VI.
Seal on tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 92  [1470]


Related information: See D 779B/T 94-96 for further Tikhill deeds.

Contents:
Feoffment by John Stathum, son and heir of John Stathum recently of Horsley and Elionora Norwych to William Tykhyll, his heirs and assigns, of 2 selions lying within Wete Cloose in Aston, to hold of the chief lords of the fee for accustomed services.
Witnesses, Thomas Norwych, Henry Rolston esquires, John Wynter, William Howeton, Richard Halle and many others.
Dated at Aston, 12 August 10 Edward IV
2 seals on tags.

[no title]  D 779B/T 93  [1469]

Contents:
Feoffment by John Barre of Teversall [county Nottingham] gentleman to Thomas Hunt gentleman, of one messuage and 9½ acres of land in the township (Latin 'villa') and fields of hokenall Torkard in the County of Notyngh' which Barre recently had by the gift and feoffment of John Goldehore recently of hokenall, to hold of the chief lords of the fee by accustomed services.
Attornies for livery of seisin, Thomas Neweham and Henry Bythebroke.
Witnesses, John Byngham esquire, John Kyrton vicar of the church of hokenall, William Chaumburleyn of the same, Richard Porter of the same and John Dobbe of the same and others.
Dated at Hokenall [Hucknall Toskard county Nottingham] Tuesday after feast of St Bartholomew the apostle, [29 August] 9 Edward IV.
Seal on tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 94  [1513]

Contents:
Indented bargain and sale and agreement between Thomas Tikhill of Aston gentleman and John Hunt of Ov'ton [Overton in Ashover] gentleman by which Tikhill bargained and sold all his right in the manor of Shardlowe and in all his meases, lands, services, 'comyns' etc and all other hereditaments in Shardlowe, Aston and Wilne to Hunt, his heirs and assigns for ever, according to the covenants below: that Tikhill with his wife Elizabeth will assure the premises to Hunt, Roland Babyngton, Henry Bullok clerk, John Bullok, Richard Blakewall and 'Rauff' Blakewall to hold to the uses in these Indentures, that Hunt will pay Tikhill £60 ie 20 marks now, £10 at Easter 1514 and so annually at Easter until the £60 is paid, that Hunt with Babyngton, the Bulloks and Blakwalls will, within a month of the lands being assured to them, make an estate in law of the manor of Shardlowe and all lands in Shardlowe to Thomas and Elizabeth his wife for their lives, without impeachment of waste and for the jointure and recompense of dower of Elizabeth, that Hunt and the other recoverers will likewise make an estate in law to Thomas for his life without impeachment of waste, of lands in Wilne and Aston, reserving to the recoverors a rent of 12d. If Tikhill has lawful male issue which lives for one year and within one month of the child becoming one year old pays 20 marks to Hunt and £10 each Easter until Hunt is repaid what he has paid Tikhill, then Hunt will be seised to the use of Thomas, his heirs and assigns.
Dated 20 March 4 Henry VIII.
Seal tag. In English.

[no title]  D 779B/T 95  [1513]

Contents:
Indented lease for lives by John Hunt, Roland Babyngton, Henry Bullok, John Bullok, Richard Blakewall and Ralph Blakewall to Thomas Tykhyll and his wife Elizabeth, of the manor of Shardelowe and all land etc in Shardelowe which they had recovered against Thomas and Elizabeth, for their 2 lives without impeachment of waste, in full satisfaction of the dower and jointure of Elizabeth.
Dated 3 October 5 Henry VIII
6 seal tags, 1 seal, 2 fragments.

[no title]  D 779B/T 96  [1514]

Contents:
Letters of attorney from Henry Bullocke clerk and Richard Blackewall gentleman to John Bullocke to be their attorney to seal for them all evidences, feoffments and other writings concerning all lands and other hereditaments in Aston, Shardlowe and Wilne, which they together with Roland Babyngton and others, corecoverors, recovered from Thomas Thykhyll and Elizabeth his wife to the use of John Hunt and his heirs forever.
Dated 1 July 6 Henry VIII.
2 signatures, 1 seal on tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 97  [1520]

Contents:
Indented marriage articles made between 1. Sir Thomas Cokayn knight and William Basset of Blore, county Stafford, esquire and 2. John Hunte of Assheover gentleman by which Hunte covenants to William Basset that Christopher his son and heir apparent will marry Dorothy, William's sister, before Michaelmas next if Dorothy consents, and Basset covenants likewise for Dorothy if Christopher consents and Hunte covenants that before Michaelmas next he will make to 1 and to Anthony Fitzherbert sergeant at law, Henry Bulloke doctor in divinity, John Bulloke and 'Raufe' Blakwall, their heirs and assigns, a lawful estate in fee simple of lands and tenements in Hukenall Torkerd, county Nottingham, and Risley, Wylne and Chelaston, county Derby, to yearly value of £10 over all charges, to have to Cokayn and his cofeoffees and their heirs to the use of Dorothy for her life, with successive remainders to the right heirs male of Christopher's body lawfully begotten, the lawful heirs male of John Hunte, and the right heirs of John Hunte, and that immediately after the death of Elizabeth late wife to Thomas Tykhull all the lands that were of Walter Tykhull and Thomas Tykhull shall descend to Christopher and his heirs, which with the aforesaid lands of £10 annual value are of yearly value of £53 6s 8d over charges and Hunte covenants that he will reparell Christopher as shall be to his worship and likewise Thomas and William covenant to John that as shall be his worship (sic - words possibly missed out), on the marriage day
For all the covenants specified, Sir Thomas and William Bassett covenant to pay John £100:- £40 at the marriage, £20 12 months later and so annually until £100 is paid up and will keep Christopher and Dorothy until their friends judge it covenient to go to their own, and for their finding Basset shall have all the said lands assigned for Dorothy's jointure of yearly value £10.
And it is agreed that when Christopher reaches 21, if John and he make Sir Thomas, William, Anthony, Henry, 'Raufe' and John Bulloke or such of them as shall be alive and 4 others to be named by Dorothy for the term of her life, a lawful estate in fee simple of lands and tenements in Ynce, county Stafford, to the annual value of £10 over all charges, to her use for life in name of a jointure, then Sir Thomas and the 5 others named above, shall be seised in the said lands in Hukenall Torkerd, Wylne, Rysley and Chellaston to the [?use] of John Hunt to perform his will for term of life or lives only, and after, they shall descend to the heirs male of John Hunte according to the covenants here specified and that if Dorothy dies before Christopher is 21 and John Hunte makes a good estate in lands etc in Ynce to the yearly value of £10 over charges to Christopher for John's life, then Sir Thomas and the others named above shall be seised of the lands in Huknall Torkerd, Wylne, Rysley and Chelaston to the use of John as set out immediately above.
And John covenants with 1. that all lands and tenements as descended and came in use, possession or reversion of estate of inheritance shall be at John Hunt's disposal for term of life or lives to his younger sons, for payment of debts and for marriage portions to his daughters, and after such lives and debts and portions paid, then the lands etc will come to Christopher and the heirs male of his body with remainder to John's heirs.
Dated 3 June 12 Henry VIII
2 tags, seal and signature of Cokayn, Basset's signature. In English.

[no title]  D 779B/T 98  [1532]

Contents:
Indented marriage articles made between 1. William Basset of Blore, county Stafford esquire, Elen his wife, late wife of John Cot[es] late of Wodecote, county 'Srosbury' esquire and 2. Christopher Hunt of Aston upon Trent esquire by which Hunt covenants that he will marry Margaret one of the daughters of John and Elen Cot[es] if Margaret consents before the feast of St George [23 April] and 1. covenant likewise for Margaret if Christopher consents, and Christopher covenants that he will before the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist [24 June] make a sure estate in law of lands to the clear yearly value of 20 marks over and above all charges, to Anthony Fitzherbert knight one of the Kings Justices of the Common pleas, Edward Littilton esquire, Thomas Basset gentleman, Francis Basset gentleman, Henry Pole gentleman and Robert Bruce clerk, for Margaret's jointure, to the use of Christopher and Margaret and their lawful heirs male, with remainder to Christopher's right heirs, and Hunt grants that he will apparel himself at the marriage day according to his degree and worship and the Bassets that they will at their cost apparel Margaret according to her degree and their worships
For which marriage "espousals" William and Elen covenant to pay Christopher 100 marks sterling: £20 on the marriage day, 10 marks at Michaelmas and 10 marks at the Annunciation next, and so annually 10 marks at Michaelmas and at the Annunciation [29 September and 25 March] until the 100 marks are paid.
Dated 1 April 23 Henry VIII
Signature of William Basset, 2 seals on tags
In English

[no title]  D 779B/T 99, 100  [1532]

Contents:
2 parts of indented post-nuptial settlement by feoffment to uses by which Christopher Hunt of Aston sup[er] Trent esquire in accomplishment of divers agreements in indentures dated 1 April 23 Henry VIII [1532] (see D 779B/T 98) for his marriage with Margaret Coot[es] now solemnised, granted to Anthony Fitzherbert knight one of the Kings justices of the common bench, Edward Littleton esquire, Thomas Basset, Francis Basset, Henry Pole gentlemen and Robert Bruce clerk, the manor or (Latin 'sive') capital messuage of Aston sup[er] Trent with all other lands, tenements and hereditaments in Aston, annual rent £6 19s 8d, close or pasture in Shardlowe (Shardelowe in D 779B/T 100) called le Flates in Christopher's tenure, annual value £5, one messuage and all other lands, tenements in Chelaston in the tenure of Thomas Hollyngworth, annual rent 53s 5d, messuage and lands, tenements in Chelaston in tenure of 'Elie' Pereson, annual value 40s., together annual value 20 marks above chief rents, to hold of the chief lords of the fee for accustomed services, to the use of Christopher and Margaret for life, with remainders to lawful heirs male of bodies of Christopher and Margaret, and right heirs of Christopher.
Attornies for livery of seisin, Thomas Damport and William Bysshop.
Dated 14 May 24 Henry VIII
T 99 seal tags, D 779B/T 100 seal on tag

[no title]  D 779B/T 101  [1533]

Contents:
Indented lease by 1. Christopher Hunt of Aston upon Trent esquire to 2. Robert Watt howyse (later called Watterhowyse) of Ashov[er] shoemaker of 2 cottages in Assho'[ver], one called the ov' cottage in 2's holding and the other called the Neyd' howyse in the holding of John Kynder with lands appertaining, to hold to Robert, Margaret his wife, Myles, Thomas, Christopher, Robert and Roger his sons from Annunciation [25 March] next for 56 years, at rent 15s 6d, with right of distress to 1. for nonpayment of rent and right of re-entry if no distress can be found, and with covenant by lessees to maintain the cottages except great timber.
Witnesses, William Lawe of Ov'ton [Overton, Ashover], Roger ?Lurmas of the same, William Bunttyg of Shitt'lay [Shooterslea in Ashover] and Thomas Blande of the same with ?more
Dated 30 June 25 Henry VIII
Seal tag In English

[no title]  D 779B/T 102  [1534]

Contents:
Indented lease by 1. Christopher Hunt of Aston esquire to 2. William Bancroft of Chelaston, for 25s and peppercorn rent, of 4½ acres of pasture called leys lying in 2 places in the fields of Aston, called heynall and Sandhyll and 17 roods of arable grounds in the fields of Aston in 2 places called Marshe Flatt and Halomere dumpp, for 9 years from feast of Purification of Mary [2 February]. It is agreed that if Hunt within the term possesses any more acres called leys lying in heynall and Sandhyll, then Bancroft may have them during the term.
Dated 2 January 25 Henry VIII
Signature of Hunt, seal on tag In English

[no title]  D 779B/T 103  [1535]

Contents:
Indented lease by 1. Christopher Hunt of Aston esquire and Margaret his [wife] to 2. William Bancroft of Chelaston, for a peppercorn rent if demanded, of one acre arable in the fields of Aston near grounds called Thornbaro, three leys lying near Whyte lands, 15 roods of arable lands lying near to Marshe Flatt, 3 leys lying near Marshe Flatt domps, 16 leys lying near Heynell, from the feast of the Purification next [2 Feb] for 21 years, with right of access.
Dated 12 January 26 Henry VIII
Signatures of Margaret and Christopher, 2 seal tags. In English

[no title]  D 779B/T 104  [1538]

Contents:
Indented feoffment to uses by Christopher Hunt of Aston sup[er] Trent esquire to William son and heir of William Bassett knight and John Cotes gentleman, of all his manors, messuages, lands etc. in Aston sup[er] Trent, Chellaston, Shardlow and Wylne, to hold to the uses that they shall within 20 days give the premises to Christopher and his wife Margaret for their lives without impeachment of waste, with successive remainders to the lawful heirs male of their bodies, lawful heirs of Christopher's body and Christopher's right heirs.
Attornies for livery of seisin, Nicholas Bawmford and Edward Joylyff
Dated 4 February 29 Henry VIII
Signature of Hunt, seal tag

[no title]  D 779B/T 105  [1538]

Contents:
Indented feoffment by William Bassett son and heir of William Bassett knight and John Cotes gentleman to Christopher Hunt and his wife Margaret in accomplishment of D 779B/T 104 (recited) of premises and to uses as in D 779B/T 104
Attornies for livery of seisin, Thomas Cotes and Robert Wheteley.
Signatures and seals on tags of Bassett and Coott[es]
?6 February 29 Henry VIII

[no title]  D 779B/T 106  [1554]

Contents:
Post-nuptial settlement by feoffment to uses by which Thomas Hunte gentleman in consideration of his love towards his wife Dorothy and of the money received for the marriage between them conveyed to Kenelme Dygby, William Skevyngton esquires and to George Potchen gentleman all manors, messuages, lands etc in Aston, Chellaston, Shardlow and Wilne, to hold to the use of Thomas and Dorothy for life, with remainders to Thomas's lawful male heirs and to the heirs of the body of Christoper, Thomas's father.
Attornies for livery of seisin, Thomas Bendyshe gentleman and Edward Edmu'son.
Dated 7 November 1 and 2 Philip and Mary
Endorsed with witness of livery by Edward Edmondson, Robert Soer husbandman, Thomas a bonsall husbandman, Robert Shawe smith, George Alan, Thomas Langdall yeoman.

[no title]  D 779B/T 107  [1580]

Contents:
Quitclaim by John Ha[r]pur esquire son and heir of Richard Harpur one of the justices of the Common Bench deceased to his friend Thomas Hunte of Est Towne alias Aston gentleman of all right in capital messuage in Shardlow in tenure of Christopher Wryght, lands belonging, messuage there of annual rent 8s in tenure of Thomas Bingham with lands belonging, messuage in Wilne of rent 44s in tenure of Thomas Bownes with lands belonging, messuage in Aston of rent 10s with lands belonging in tenure of Robert Shaw, messuage in Aston of rent 10s with lands belonging in tenure of William Turpin, parcel of land of rent 12d in tenure of Thomas Fallowes, Wood Close, virgate of rent 26s 8d in tenure of Thomas Hunte.
Dated 6 February 22 Elizabeth

[no title]  D 779B/T 108  [1589]

Contents:
Counterpart assignment of leases by 1. Thomas Hunte of Aston gentleman to 2. Sir George Hastinges of Loughborough, county Leicester, reciting that Henry VIII on 20 March 23 Henry VIII [1532] granted to Robert late prior of the monastery of Holy Trinity of Beavale, the fishing of the haven of the water of Trent, the wear near the ferry there within the lordship of Castle Donington, parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster, as far as the lordship extended, with fishing of dams or ponds there to the fishing of ancient time belonging, the passage of Trent called Willinge Ferrye with the board or barge and chiminage [toll], Ferrie man meadowe of ancient time to the passage belonging with free ingate and owtegate, to hold for 80 years, paying 50s rent for the fishing and for the passage, boat and meadow 61s and that on 21 Sep 30 Henry VIII [1538] the Prior assigned the lease to Christopher Eyre of Weston gentleman decd for 73 years and that Edmund Eyre of Carberton, county Nottingham gentleman had Christopher's term by conveyance and reciting that Thomas Abbot of St Werburge in Chester leased on 20 October 30 Henry VIII [1538] to Christopher Eyre, the water, streams and courses of Trent within the lordship of Weston, for 61 years at rent of 6s 8d, and that Edmund Eyre had this term by conveyance and reciting that Edmund Eyre assigned all the above premises to Thomas Hunte on 3 September 24 Elizabeth I [1582] and witnessing that for £200 Hunte assigned the premises to Hastinges for the remainder of the terms.
Warranty was given against all other of Hunte's deeds except an award dated 12 January 1583/4 made by Sir John Zouche late of Codnor deceased between 1) Thomas Graye of Langley, county Leicester esquire and 2) Thomas Hunte, by which Graye was to have the use of the gravel beds as he had been accustomed to, and to plant osiers and willows within 60 yards of the tail of the weir at his pleasure; he was to have annually at Lent one salmon of the best sort of Mr Hunte; if Hunte should damage the osiers or other beds or the weir by his boat or beating with his poles he was to make double satisfaction; Hunte was to enjoy fishing in the Milne deepe as accustomed and in any dispute Zouche 's orders were to be observed.
Dated 23 March 31 Elizabeth

[no title]  D 779B/T 109-110  1617

Contents:
Two parts of marriage settlement by feoffment to uses, made between 1. Robert Hunt of Aston gentleman, 2. John Hunt of Aston, Robert's son and heir apparent and 3. Thomas Blythe and Robert Greaves of Nottingham gentleman in consideration of the marriage between John Hunt and Anne one of the daughters of John Kyme of Nottingham gentleman and to make a jointure for her, by which Robert Hunt conveyed to Blythe and Greaves, capital messuage called Aston Hall with dovecote, garden, 2 orchards, malt mill, 'cunnygrey', and all buildings adjoining, all in the tenure of Robert Hunt, 8 cottages in the several occupations of William Kynderdyne, Miles Russell, Margaret Parker widow, Robert Hall, Hugh Barton, Thomas Cowley, Thomas Raske and Richard Hall, 5 closes lying together called the Flatts, close of meadow called Hall Heye, Weete Close, Wood Close, 5½ yard land of arable containing 140 acres in the several fields of Aston, 20 acres meadow or pasture, all in Aston, all which last recited lands are in Robert Hunt's tenure, with all lands etc of Robert Hunt in Aston, Weston, Wilne or 'Shardley', to hold to uses as follows, ½ the messuage, all the malt mill, dovecote, garden, orchards and cunny grey, ½ Weete Close, all Hall Heye, 2 yard land, close next to Thullston being one of the Flatts, one other close there called the Meadow Close, parcel of the Flatts, and 4 acres meadow, to the use of John Hunt and Anne Kyme for their lives without impeachment of waste with remainders to the lawful heirs of their bodies, the lawful heirs of John Hunt and the right heirs of Robert Hunt, and the rest of the premises to the use of John Hunt and the lawful heirs of his body, with remainder to the right heirs of Robert Hunt. John Hunt covenants with his father to provide him and his wife Katherine for their lives in the messuage (until Robert's debts are paid) with meat, drink, diet, washing and lodging according to the quality of their wonted carriage, £10 annually and the keeping for a house or mare; if they do not live in the messuage (Robert's debts being unpaid) John will pay them £30 annually; when his debts are paid, John will pay £40 yearly if they diet themselves or £20 if they diet with John.
Dated 10 August 15 James
The deed signed by the Hunts is endorsed with livery of seisin 8 September 1617

[no title]  D 779B/T 111-112  1619

Contents:
Two parts of supplementary post-nuptial settlement by feoffment to uses made between 1. John Hunte of Aston gentleman, Anne his wife and 2. Thomas Blythe of the town of Nottingham gentleman and John Kyme the younger of the same town gentleman, reciting that John Hunte since his marriage with Anne, with her consent and that of her parents and friends, has sold certain of the lands before assured to trustees for her jointure for the payment of certain debts of Robert Hunt deceased, John's father, and witnessing that for the augmentation of Anne's jointure, John and Anne enfeoffed Blythe and Kyme of a cottage or tenement in Aston with the backside adjoining buildings, orchards, gardens, and one yardland of land, meadow and pasture in several fields of Aston, all lately in the occupation of widow Kenderdine, cottage or tenement in Aston lying in the Flattes with one little close on the backside thereof in the occupation of Miles Russell, close adjoining lying by the ground of Mr Porter on the North and the highway to Derby on the south and in John Hunte's occupation, close in the Flatts lying next to Bellington called the Calfe Close, Mr Porter's land lying on the south, to the use of John and Anne Hunte for their lives, remainders to Anne's heirs by John and Anne's right heirs.
Dated 29 October 17 James
Endorsed with livery of seisin undated
Annexed schedule of lands, detailed

[no title]  D 779B/T 113  1623

Contents:
Receipt from William Newham for 6s 8d due to his majesty...manor of 'Titbyry' [Tutbury]
Dated 3 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 114  [1630]

Contents:
Covenant to convey to uses made between 1. John Hunt of Aston gentleman, Anne his wife 2. John Gregorie of Nottingham gentleman, and 3. Edward Ayscough of Hempsell, county Nottingham esquire and Thomas Jackson of Nottingham gentleman, by which, for £350 paid by Gregorie to Hunt, Hunt covenanted to convey to Ayscough and Jackson, capital messuage called Aston Hall with dovecote, garden, 2 orchards, malt mill, 'conygree', buildings adjoining, in tenure of Hunt, 6 cottages in the several occupations of Margaret Parker widow, Robert Clifford, Hugh Barton, Thomas Cowley, Thomas Raske, and Robert Hall, close of meadow called the Hall Hey, the Weete Close, 5½ yard land containing 240 acres (sic, but see D 779B/T 116-7 where 140 acres is given) 20 acres meadow and pasture, all in Aston, and all buildings etc (including mention of hopyards), waters, fishings, mines, minerals etc. lands, of John Hunt in Aston, Weston, Wilne and 'Shardley' [Shardlow] (reserving cottage and one close as it is now divided and used with the cottage in Shardlow commonly called Le Flatts in the occupation of Miles Russell) to hold to the use of John and Anne Hunt for their lives, with full liberty to dig for, sink pits and get 'plaister' there in the 'plaister delfe', paying for the same 20s and 2 loads of plaister annually at the dwelling house of Gregorie in Nottingham, remainder to use of Gregorie, his heirs and assigns; Hunt is to maintain the capital messuage and adjoining buildings in repair and shall keep, breed and preserve the dovecote and cony warren with pigeons and conies, maintain fences and ditches, shall not destroy the fish pools or cut down trees (mentioning apple, plum, pear and walnut) in orchards, yards and gardens, shall not let the messuage and premises without Gregorie's permission or let any of premises for more than one year without his permission.
Dated 5 October 6 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 115  1630

Contents:
Bargain and sale by John Hunt of Aston gentleman to Edward Ayscough and Thomas Jackson as in D 779B/T 114 in performance of an agreement (see D 779B/T 114) of premises as in D 779B/T 114 to uses, and with reservation of cottage and close, all as in D 779B/T 114
Dated 5 October 6 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 116  [1630]

Contents:
Exemplification of common recovery, Edward Ayscough esquire, Thomas Jackson pets. John Gregory defendant and John Hunt vouchee, concerning 7 messuages, 1 dovecote, 5 gardens, 80 acres land, 12 acres meadow, 20 acres pasture, 10 acres moor, common of pasture and free warren, in Aston, Weston, Wilne and 'Shardley' [Shardlow]
Dated 29 November 6 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 117  [1632]

Contents:
Exemplification of common recovery Edward Ayscough esquire, Thomas Jackson pets, John Gregorie defendant and John Hunt gentleman vouchee, concerning 10 acres meadow in 'Shardley' [Shardlow]
Dated 23 January 7 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 118  [1633]

Contents:
Bargain and sale by 1. John Gregorie of Nottingham gentleman to 2. Thomas Stich of Newberrye, Barking, Essex, esquire and Henry Stich his son and heir apparent, for £550, of property as in D 779B/T 121, except that 3½ yardlands containing 120 acres are conveyed instead of 5½ yardland containing 240 acres, with covenant by 2. to allow John and Ann Hunt the enjoyment of the premises for their lives as in D 779B/T 114.
Dated 2 February 8 Charles
Endorsed with enrolment 1 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 119  [1633]

Contents:
Final concord made between Thomas Stych esquire, Henry Stych gentleman querent and John Gregorie gentleman and Elizabeth his wife defendants concerning 7 messuages, 1 mill, 1 dovecote, 5 gardens, 1 orchard, 100 acres land, 20 acres meadow, 20 acres pasture, 10 acres moor, common of pasture and free warren in Aston, Weston, Wilne and Shardlow
Dated Easter 6 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 120  1637

Contents:
Receipt from William Newham to John Hunt of Aston gentleman and the rest of the inhabitants aforesaid, for 6s 8d due to His Majesty's court of the Honor of 'Titbury' .
Dated 2 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 121  1647/8

Contents:
Bargain and sale made between 1. Edward Earl of Dorset, Sir Henry Compton, Thomas Stich of Newberrye, Barking, Essex, gentleman and Henry Stich his son and heir apparent and 2. Robert Houlden of Shardlow gentleman, Robert his second son and Thomas Wandell citizen and merchant tailor of London, by which, for £400 paid to Dorset and Compton towards the discharge of the debts of Anthony Roper late of Eltham, Kent, esquire deceased and 40s paid to Thomas and Henry Stich by Robert Houlden, party 1. conveyed at Robert Houlden the father's direction to Robert the younger and Thomas Wandell, capital messuage called Aston Hall, late in the tenure of John Hunt gentleman deceased and now in the possession of Anne Hunt widow, with dovecote, garden, 2 orchards, malt mill, 'connygree', buildings adjoining, late in tenure of John Hunt, 6 cottages in the several possessions of Margaret Parker widow, Robert Clifford, Hugh Barton, William Cowley, Thomas Raske and Robert Hall, the Hall Haye, Weett Close, 3½ yardlands of arable land and 20 acres meadow and pasture
Dated 3 February 23 Charles
Endorsed with enrolment 5 Feb
On face, acknowledged by Thomas Stych and Henry Stych 3 Feb and by the Earl of Dorset 5 Feb 1647/8

Lease of New or Hallow Close, Weston  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 122  1647/8


Related information: See also D 779B/T 46-49

Contents:
Assignment of term made between 1. Edward Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household, Sir Henry Compton of Bramblety, Sussex, Margaret Roper widow of Anthony esquire, Thomas Stich of Newberrye, Barking, Essex, gentleman and Henry his son and heir and 2. Robert Houlden of Shardlow gentleman, by which, for a competent sum, Thomas and Henry Stich, with the consent of Dorset, Compton and Margaret Roper, assigned remainder of 40 year term granted in, inter alia, the New alias Hallowe Close then enclosed out of the common of Weston, containing 100 acres, by Anthony Roper to Thomas and Henry Stich, in deed dated Roper to Thomas and Henry Stich, in deed dated 26 May 13 Charles [1637]
Dated 12 February

Manor of Weston  D 779B/T 123-209  [n.d.]

Contents:
D 779B/T 123-135 are charters and deeds of St Werburgh's Abbey in Chester. Also included is a royal charter to Walter de Langeton, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, dated 1299 (D 779B/T 130)

[no title]  D 779B/T 123  [1215]

Contents:
Royal charter to the Abbot of Saint Wereburge Cestrie [of Chester] and the monks there, for the salvation of the souls of the King and of his ancestors, granting that the abbot and monks and all their men of the Soka of Weston in Derebisire with their appurtenances be free and quit of all suits of the county and hundred and Trithi'g [Trithing] and Wapentac' and of view of frankpledge, aids, amercements and all demands, pleas and suits which pertain to the sheriff or his bailiffs, and quit also of carriage, works on castles, fishponds, ponds, walls, bridges, causeways, parks and all other enclosures; they are to have their free court of all pleas and suits arising in their lands, which pertain to the sheriff, with Soka and Saka and Thol and Them and Infangenethef; no one is to disturb this upon the King's forfeiture of £10.
Witnesses "Domino P. Wintoniens' Ep'o. Ranulph' Com' Cestr'.' W. Comit' Warenn. ' W. Comit.'Arundell' W. Comit' ferrar.' Will'o Briwere. Will'o de Cantilup'. " Given by the hand of "Mag'ri Ric' de Marisc' Cancellar' n'ri" [ Lord P[eter] Bishop of Winchester, Ranulph Earl of Chester, W[illiam] Earl Warenn[e], W[illiam] Earl of Arundel, W[illiam] Earl Ferrer[s], William Briwere, William de Cantilup[e]. Given by the hand of Richard de Marsh our Chancellor]
Dated Ap' novu' te'plu' Lond' [at the New Temple, London] 11 January 16 John About 2/3 of great seal on plait, red

[no title]  D 779B/T 124  [c.1215]

Contents:
A second charter as above but with some spelling differences: Saint Gwerburge instead of Saint Wereburge; soc and sac instead of Soka and Saka; Trithing' is spelt in full. The order of words is sometimes different from D 779B/T 123.
In witnesses, last witness is Will'o de kantilupe.
Seal is green

[no title]  D 779B/T 125  [1217-1232]

Contents:
Quitclaim by Ranulph Earl of Chester and Lincoln, for the salvation of his soul and of his ancestors and successors, in pure and perpetual alms, for himself and his heirs, to God and Saint "Werburge Cestr'" [Werburgh of Chester] and the abbot and monks there, of the fencing (Latin 'clausura') of the park of Querendon' [Quarndon] of Westona and of Astona and of all lands to them pertaining in Derebisir', wishing and commanding that the said abbot and monks and all their men and land in Derebisir' be quit for ever of the said fencing and of all exaction by reason of it
Witnesses, Philip de Orreb' then Justiciar of [Chester] (Cestr'), Lord Henry de Audithel [Audley] Walter Dayvill, Richard phitun, William de Vernon, Alured de Suligny, War' de Vern' [Vernon], William de Venab'lis, Hugh dispensar, Master Hugh, Richard de ard'na and many others
Not dated
Small part of seal and tag

[no title]  D 779B/T 126  [1270]

Contents:
Reissue of charter by which King Henry granted to the Abbot and Convent of Saint 'Werburge Cestr' [Werburgh of Chester], a market at Aston within their manor of Westone in the county of Derbeye on Tuesday each week and one fair there each year for 3 days, the eve, the day and the morrow of the feast of St Peter ad Vincula [31 July-2 August], and which was witnessed by "Will'mo de valencia fratre nostro. Rog'o le Bygod Comite Norfolchie & marescallo Angl. Hugone de Ver Comite Oxon'. Johanne de Plessetis Comite Warrewyk'. Ph'o Basset. Joh'e filio' Galfrido. John'e de Grey. Rog'o de monte Alto. Rob'to Waleraund. Will'o de Grey. Nich'o de s'to mauro, Rad'o de Bakepus. Barth'o le Bygot, Will'mo Gernum et aliis" [William de Valencia our brother, Roger le Bygod Earl of Norfolk and marshall of England, Hugh de Ver Earl of Oxford, John de Plessy Earl of Warwick, Philip Basset, John son of Geoffrey, John de Grey, Roger de 'Monte Alto', Robert Waleraund, William de Grey, Nicholas de 'Sancto Mauro', Ralph de Bakepuz, Bartholomew le Bygot, William Gernum and others] and dated at Cestr' [Chester], 15 September 41 Henry [III 1257], which was issued under the King's former seal but because this was afterwards changed [in 1259] this present charter is sealed with the seal now used. Witnesses, "Rob 'to Waleraund. Rob'to Aguillon. Will'mo de Wynterishull, Will'mo de Aete. Rad'o de Bakepuz. Rog'o de Wautone, William de Faukham et aliis" [Robert Waleraund, Robert Aguillon, William de Wynterishull, William de Aete, Ralph De Bakepuz, Roger de Wautone, William de Faukham and others]
Dated at Westmonasterium [Westminster] 15 July 54 Henry III
¾ seal on plaited tag

[no title]  D 779B/T 127  [?1275-1279]

Contents:
Grant and quitclaim by Ranulph son of Richard de Weston to God and the holy church of Saint "Werburge Cestr'" [Werburgh of Chester] and his chief lords Abbot Symon and the convent of Chester, their successors and assigns, of entry and pasture for the maintenance of six animals which Ranulph had in their pasture of Couholm at the time of pasture (Latin herbagii) excepting pasture for two animals, the dower of Agnes, Ranulph's mother, for her life; for which the Abbot and convent have given 60s of silver.
Witnesses, Sir Walter de stricheleg', then sheriff of Derby, Hubert de Frechevile, Rannulf de Stannton, Ralph Sauchev'el, Ernald de Verdon, William de Schardel', Ernald de Verdon, William de Schardel', William de Thurleston, Symon de Clifton, Hugh de Aston, Henry de Weston, Syward de Aston and others.
Not dated
Seal on tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 128  [late 13th c]

Contents:
Quitclaim by Symon Abbot of St "Werburge Cestr'" [Werburgh of Chester] and the convent there, with the consent of the whole chapter to Ralph son of Richard de Dauby, Agnes Boydin his wife, John son of John de Dauby, Agnes daughter of William Boydin his wife, and their heirs and assigns, to suit of court pertaining to the capital manor of Weston [arising] out of four bovates of land in Aston which the said Agnes Boydin holds of the abbot and convent in her widowhood, saving two appearances annually at the view of frankpledge; for which Ralph and Agnes his wife have given 100s of silver. Witnesses, Master John de stanleg' then rector of the church of Astbur' [in Cheshire], Sir William de Dauby then rector of the church of Humbreston [?Humberstone in Leicestershire], Ralph de Sauchev'el, Arnald de V'don, Hugh de Aston, William de Thurleston, William de Schardelawe, Hugh de Wylne, Henry de Weston, Peter clerk of Aston, Symon de Clifton, 'Sywetto' [?Siward] de Aston and others
Not dated
2 seal tags, one with cloth bag for seal (missing)

[no title]  D 779B/T 129  [13th c]

Contents:
Quitclaim by Gunnilda daughter of Robert son of Jordan of ?Eston [?Aston] of her right in one fifth part of two and a half bovates of land and of two tofts in the township (Latin 'villa') of ?Eston [Aston] which Richard son of Gilbert held of her, of her inheritance of the land of Robert son of Jordan once her father and Hanketill her uncle which she claimed to hold of the Lord Abbot of Chester and William de V'dun, to the said Richard and his heirs from her and her heirs paying annually to her at easter one pair of white gloves for all secular service and demand. Witnesses, Thomas Hauselin, Sir Hugh de Sardelowe, Hugh de Breydeston', Ranulph de Weston, William then servant of the Lord Abbot of Cestr [Chester], Elya son of Thomas de Weston', Robert son of William de Sardelowe, Hugh' Gurney and many others.
Not dated
Seal tag.

[no title]  D 779B/T 130  [1299]

Contents:
Royal charter granting to the venerable father Walter de Langeton Bishop of Coventren' and Lichefelden, the King's Treasurer and to his successors, in all the lands of his Episcopate, the return of all the King's writs, pleas of prevention of distress and chattels of felons and fugitives and that they may levy fines and amendments of all their men and tenants.
Witnesses, "venerabilis patribus A. Dunolmen' R. Londonien' et J Wyntonien' Ep'is. Joh'ne de Warenna Comite Surr'. Henrico de Lacy Comite Lincoln'. Thoma Comite Lancastr'. Aymero de Valencia. G. Comite Warr'. Rob'ti filio Walt'i. Hugone le Despenser. Walt'o de Bello Campo Senescallo hospicii nostri Petro de Chavent et aliis"
[The venerable fathers Bishops A[nthony] of Durham, R[ichard] of London and J[ohn] of Winchester, John de Warenne Earl of Surrey, Henry de Lacy Earl of Lincoln, Thomas Earl of Lancaster, Aymer de Valencia, G[uy] Earl of Warwick, Robert son of Walter, Hugh le Despenser, Walter de Beauchamp Steward of our household, Peter de Chavent and others.
Dated 18 April 27 Edward
About half of green seal, on plaited tag

[no title]  D 779B/T 131  1309/10

Contents:
Indented settlement of disputes, reciting that whereas there have been disputes between the lord Henry de Lacy Earl of Lincoln in certain places and pieces of land, meadow and waste of his in Castel donyngton on one side (Latin p[ar]te) of the Water of Trente within the county of Leycestr' and the lord Thomas Abbot and the convent of the Abbey of Saint "Werburge Cestr'" [Werburgh of Chester] concerning certain other places and pieces of land, meadow and waste of the Abbot and convent in the manor of Weston and the hamlets of Shardelowe and Wylne on the other side of the water of Trente in the county of Derb', now on 17th February 1309/10 they have each agreed over the disputes as written below, that is, the earl has conceded for himself and his heirs that the Abbot and convent and their successors may henceforth receive and have one third part of the profit coming from the Barge and Boat of the earl making the passage over the Water of Trente to the county of Derb' and similarly making the passage from the county of Derb' to the county of Leycestr' by (?or near, the Latin is iuxta) the way which is called le Bargeford and similarly the earl has conceded that the Abbot and convent shall henceforth have a suitable road for carriage of grass and hay from a certain piece of meadow of the Abbey and convent which is called le Steure through (p[er]) the meadow and pasture of the Earl which is called Langholm with horses, carts and wagons (plustris) to a certain way called Langholmford over the water of Trente to the manors and hamlets of the Abbot and convent in the county of Derb' and if that way should in future be so ?bogged (or flooded, the Latin is 'profundum') that the grass and hay cannot be carried by it, the Earl has conceded that the Abbot should have a suitable carriage way from le Steure to another way near and suitable adjoining the earl's meadow over the water of Trente if such way may be found, for which road the Abbot shall pay the Earl 12d annually at Casteldonyngton at the feast of the nativity of St John the Baptist [24 June] for ever, and the earl has conceded to the Abbot that he shall peaceably and without impediment be able to save and defend his lands, meadows and pasture of his manor of Weston and hamlets of Shardelowe, Wylne and Aston from penetration by the watercourse of Trente on the day of this writing in the aforesaid manor and hamlets saving however to the earl his lordship in the waters of Trente and in the fisheries everywhere in the waters just as his ancestors have been accustomed and similarly the earl has conceded that men, animals and other goods crossing the water of Trente by boats and barges at le Bargeford and landing below ('subtus') le Bargeford in Casteldonyngton should have a suitable road to the high road which leads to Leycestr' and they shall be protected harmless in so far as is in him And for the above concessions, the Abbot and convent for themselves and their successors have conceded that they shall henceforth find the third part of the materials and expenses in new building and repairing the boats and barges aforesaid whenever necessary and that the boats and barges may land upon the land and fee of the Abbot and their tenants in Wylne above (ultra) the water of Trente at le Bargeford and below le Bargeford without impediment and likewise they shall find a suitable way for all crossing with animals and other goods over the water of Trente and landing within the land and fee of the Abbot in Wylne below le Bargeford, to the high road which leads from le Bargeford to Derb' within the lands and fee of the Abbot and convent and their tenants in Wylne, and they will keep harmless men, animals and goods crossing the water of Trente by boat and barge and landing in Wylne as far as in them
Dated 17 February
Seal of the earl of Lincoln on tag, almost complete

[no title]  D 779B/T 132  [1394]

Contents:
Letters patent of license to Henry Abbot of St 'Werburge Cestrie' [Werburgh of Chester] and the convent there to give and assign the advowson of the Church of Denford in the county of Norh't' [Northampton] which is part of the foundation of the Abbey, to Richard Bishop of Coventr' and Lich'[field], and of license to the Bishop to receive and hold to him and his successors for ever the aforesaid advowson notwithstanding that it is parcel of the Abbey's foundation, and of license to the Abbot and convent to appropriate the churches of Aston and Weston, which are of their own advowson, and hold to their own and their successors' use, the statute of mortmain notwithstanding. A competent sum of silver from the fruits and profits of the churches shall be paid and distributed to the poor of the same parishes by the Abbot and convent and the vicars of the parishes shall be sufficiently endowed according to the ordination of the diocesan and the form of the statute recently declared.
By writ of privy seal and for £100 paid into Hanaper
Dated at Westmonasterium [Westminster] 11 August 18 Richard II
Large portion of seal on blue and yellow cords

[no title]  D 779B/T 133  [1538]

Contents:
Indented lease for 61 years in reversion, made by 1. Thomas Abbot of the exempt monastery of St 'Werburge' in Chest [er] and the convent there to 2. William Legh gentleman in the county of Comber reciting that the late Abbot and convent demised to Christopher Ayer of Knypton in county of Leycest' gentleman and to Helen Farebarne of Weston upon Trent widow and their assigns, their manor place of Weston upon Trent and all the houses, lands, customs belonging with herbage of the park there, conyngry, blakpole, arneford, bradford and all other pools, ayways and waters to the manor pertaining, as Richard Farebarne had occupied the same, from Michaelmas next ensuing the 5th February 21 Henry VIII [1530] for 41 years, at rent of £16 19s 4d, and witnessing that the reversion of above premises was leased to 2. for term of 61 years at same rent
Legh covenanted to maintain and make yearly at his own cost all "thakkynges and dalbynges" belonging to the manor and houses, the Abbot and convent to do other repairs at their cost, except that Legh is to find the workmen, meat and drink during the repairs, and cost of carriage of timber, slate, tile, plaster, so long as the carriage is within 6 or 7 miles of the manor. When the Abbot comes to the manor, he shall occupy the hall, chambers and houses of office at his pleasure. Legh will occupy the office of bailiswike of Weston and its members and will gather rents, reliefs, waifs, strays, felons' goods, estreats, perquisites, casualties and issues of all manner of courts there, taking for his labour 40s, and will account annually at Michaelmas; Legh will give horsemeat and mansmeat to a brother of the Abbot or any other called his 'stuard' and to his servants up to 3 or 4 or any other of the servants of the Abbot up to that number, the said brother not coming more than twice a year when he comes to hold the great leet and court at Weston for 2 or 3 days at the uttermost; when Legh comes to Chest [er] to make account, the Abbot will find horsemeat and mansmeat for him and for one or two servants.
The Abbey had right of distraint if Legh's rent was unpaid for 6 weeks and right of reentry if it was unpaid for a quarter of a year.
Dated 4 October 30 Henry VIII
Part of convent seal on tag. In English
Cancelled by cuts.

[no title]  D 779B/T 134  [1538]

Contents:
Indented lease for 61 years made by 1. Thomas Abbot of St Werburge in Chestr' and the convent there to 2. Christopher Eyre of ?Knypton, Leycestr' [Knipton in Leicestershire] gentleman and now of Weston upon Trent gentleman, of the 'harbage and panage' of their wood of Morley called Morley Parke, now in Eyre's occupation, the water, streams and courses of the waters of the Trent and Derwent, pasture called Dobholmeshrobbes in Wylne in Eyre's occupation, close in Weston called Westwellclause now in the holding of Richard ?Pyyoce clerk; at rent of 37s 4d i.e. for pannage and herbage 13s 4d, the waters 6s 8d, Dobholmeshrobbes 13s 4d, Westwellclause 4s.
Whereas a former abbot by lease to Eyre and to Elyn' Fairbarn widow deceased, granted to Eyre the office of bailywike of Weston, the Abbot and convent now grant to Eyre and his assigns being tenants of the manor of Weston, the exercise of the office of bailliwike of Weston for the term of this lease, taking 40s for his labour and a livery to the value of 13s 4d or else 13s 4d in money of the profits thereof, and because Eyre is paying rent for Dobholmeshrobbes for which rent was not heretofore paid and rent for the waters for which rent had not been paid for a long time, whereas Eyre by the former indenture was bound to find workmen for the repair of the manor of Weston, meat and drink during the repairs and costs of carriage of timber, slate, tile, plaster within 6 or 7 miles, and to allow the Abbot to use the hall, chambers and houses of office at his pleasure on his visits, as in lease of 5 Feb 21 Henry VIII [1530], now Eyre is discharged from these burdens which the Abbot will bear, except 'thacke and dalbe'
Dated 20 October ?30 Henry VIII
Portion of seal on tag In English
Enrolled by John Wyseman auditor

[no title]  D 779B/T 135  [1538]

Contents:
Lease for 51 years by 1. Lord Thomas Abbot of St Werburge Cestr' [Werburgh of Chester] and the convent there to 2. John Placiden of Weston sup[er] Trent, of one messuage with all lands belonging, in Weston sup[er] Trent, at rent 25s. The tenant is to render all customary services, works, repairs and customs, which John or any other holding the messuage have been accustomed to render. The Abbot may repossess if rent is in arrears for a year and there is not sufficient distress, or if Placiden defaults in customary work etc.
Dated 26 November 30 Henry VIII, given at Cestr' in the Chapter House
Seal on tag, almost complete.

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 136-148


Related information: See D 779B/T 233 for Royal grant of manor (inter alia) to Sir William Paget in [1546] and D 779B/T 228-229 Paget settlement in [1553]

Contents:
Deeds, excepting leases, relating to possession of the manor by the Pagets of Beaudesert in Staffordshire [1550-69].

[no title]  D 779B/T 136  [1550]

Contents:
Bond in 400 marks from John Bishop of Chester to William Paget Lord Paget of Beaudesert, for the fulfilment of a pair of indentures of even date made between the Bishop and Lord Paget
Dated 14 March 4 Edward VI

[no title]  D 779B/T 137  [1550]

Contents:
Quitclaim by John Bishop of Chester to King Edward VI, to an annuity of £83 9s 9½d, reciting that by indentures dated 3 January 38 Henry VIII [1547], Henry VIII gave to the Bishop and his successors an annuity of £83 9s 9½d until certain rectories given by the King to the Bishop and his successors by the said indentures, in full recompense of the manor of Weston upon Trent and other manors, lands etc in the same county, or as many of the rectories as are worth £83 9s 9½d annually, should become vacant or fall into the hands of the Bishop or his successors. Annexed is the consent to, and ratification of, the quitclaim above, by the dean, William Clyff doctor of laws, and Chapter, of the Cathedral Church of Chester, 6 August 4 Edward VI
Dated 20 June 4 Edward VI [1550]

[no title]  D 779B/T 138  [1550]

Contents:
Writ of commission to Richard Hough esquire, Robert Fletcher and William Glasyer gentlemen to take the acknowledgment which the Bishop of Chester may wish to make concerning a writing by which the Bishop, with the consent of the dean and chapter, has quitclaimed to the King an annuity of £83 9s 9½d (reciting as the recital in D 779B/T 137)
Dated 26 June 4 Edward VI

[no title]  D 779B/T 139  [1550]

Contents:
Annexed to D 779B/T 138 is certicate from Fletcher and Glaseor that on 4 August they received John Bishop of Chester's acknowledgment as to a release specified in the writ (T 138) and the Bishop acknowledged the writing to be under his seal and wished it to be enrolled on the Chancery rolls, and that on 6th August the Dean and Chapter acknowledged their confirmation of the writing likewise and wished their confirmation to be enrolled likewise.
Dated 10 August 4 Edward VI

[no title]  D 779B/T 140  [1560]

Contents:
Assignment of reversionary lease by 1. William Leygh of London gentleman to 2. John Sex of 'Ryckmersworth' [Rickmansworth], county Hertford, yeoman and Agnes his wife, reciting that Thomas sometime Abbot of St Werburgh in Chester, leased to Christopher Ayer of Knipton, county Leicester, gentleman and Helen (also called Ellen) Fayrebarn of Weston widow, the manor of Weston, all houses, lands, customs, belonging with the herbage of the park, their 'connyngrye', Blacke poole, Arneford, Bradford and all other pools, ayeways and waters belonging to the manor, as Richard Fayrbarn had occupied the same, from Michaelmas after 5 Feb 21 Henry VIII [1530] for 41 years, at rent of £16 19s 4d, and that the Abbot and convent on 4 October 30 Henry VIII [1538] granted the reversion from the end of the 41 year term for 61 years, at same rent, to William Leigh, and witnessing that the reversionary lease was assigned to 2 on condition that Sex shall save Leigh harmless from all payments and covenants in the 1538 lease and shall find Leigh and his wife (when he marries) during Leygh's life, meat and drink and 2 chambers with a chimney in one of them and a house of office thereto pertaining, a green coat in summer, a 'fryze' coat in winter, a stable and the free keeping of 2 geldings, and that William shall have all the warrens, waters, connyngryes and grounds pertaining, both to the farm of Lynsters where Sex now lives and to the manor of Weston in which of those places or anywhere else where John and Agnes shall fortune to dwell, to fish, take fowls, conies, and to make the most profit of them, giving Sex one fish, one fowl and one cony in ten, and William is to have a dovecote at his pleasure, wood for his chamber and fire; if any of the farm grounds are let William shall have first chance of them; he shall have a featherbed and all things belonging, and all meet necessaries for his chamber, and one acre for his garden and orchard; otherwise William shall have his old lease again, paying to Sex 20d for every week's board that then shall be unpaid.
Dated 7 March 2 Elizabeth
Endorsed with a memorandum that John Sex, as by virtue of a Statute of 31 Henry VIII. [1539] for the assuring of Abbey lands to the King, the lease dated 4 October 30 Henry VIII [1538] is void, has surrendered the premises to William Paget, Lord Paget of Beaudersert, to whom the inheritance and reversion appertain. 8 Dec 3 Elizabeth [1560]

[no title]  D 779B/T 141  [1568]

Contents:
Assignment by William Naylor esquire, Edward Ensor and Richard Ensor gentlemen to Charles Pagett esquire of an annuity of £50, granted by Pagett to Naylor, Ensor and Ensor in a deed dated 14 December last, by which the annuity was to issue from the manors of Weston, Aston, Wilne, Shardlow, Morley, Smalley and Kiddesley, from Morley Park and from lands in above-named places, and to be payable from 9 June before 14 December for 11 years if Pagett or the lawful heirs male of his body so long lived.
Dated 22 March 10 Elizabeth

[no title]  D 779B/T 142  [1568]

Contents:
Convenant to suffer a recovery and deed to lead the uses of the recovery, made between, 1. Charles Pagett of Weston esquire, and 2. Robert Bell and William Whetley esquire, by which Pagett covenanted to suffer Bell and Whetley to recover against him, before Pentecost, the manors of Aston, Weston, Wilne, Shardlow, Morley and Smalley, Morley Park, lands etc, in above-named places and in Kiddesley, and the advowsons of Weston, Aston and Morley, of which he is seised to the use of himself and the lawful heirs male of his body with divers remainders, and he will vouch the common vouchee, and the recovery will be to the use of Pagett and his heirs and assigns for ever.
Dated 6 April 10 Elizabeth

[no title]  D 779B/T 143  [1568]

Contents:
Counterpart of lease in reversion by 1. Henry Lord Paget of "Beawdesarte" [county Stafford] to 2. Edmond Eyre of Little Hodsock, county Nottingham, gentleman, reciting that Anna Eyre, Edmond 's mother, holds the manor place of Weston, all houses, lands belonging, with herbage of the park, the Cunyngrye, Blacke poole, Arneforde, Branforde and all other pools, aywayes and waters to the manor pertaining, until Michaelmas 1571, at rent of £16 19s 4d, and that Paget has the reversion of the premises for 15 years from the death of his father William Lord Paget, who died 9 June 1563, and witnessing that for £120, Paget leased the premises to Eyre from Michaelmas 1571 for the remainder of the term of 15 years, at the same rent, that Eyre will annually give horse meat and mans meat and lodgings to Lord Paget 's steward and to 3 or 4 of his servants, coming not more than twice a year to hold the great leet and court of Weston for 2 or 3 days, will maintain "thackinge and dawbinge" about the manor place and other houses belonging, will provide meat, drink and lodging to workmen repairing the buildings, whilst Lord Paget will defray other repair costs, except the carriage of timber, slate, tile and plaster which Eyre will bear, up to 14 miles of the manor place.
Dated 21 October 10 Elizabeth

[no title]  D 779B/T 144, 145  [1568]

Contents:
Mortgage by bargain and sale (with counterpart) by 1. Henry Pagett knight lord Pagett of "Beawdes't" [county Stafford] to 2. Thomas Pagett esquire, Henry's brother, Richard Cupper esquire, for £200, of the manors of Weston and Aston and all messuages, lands, rents etc in Weston, Aston, Shardlow, Wilne, Morley, Smalley and Kiddesley. The money is to be repaid on feast of St Andrew the Apostle [30 November] at capital mansion house of Henry Lord Pagett called Pagett place, parish of St Clement without the Temple Bars, London.
Dated 12 December 11 Elizabeth

[no title]  D 779B/T 146  [1568]

Contents:
Annexed to the counterpart (T 145) is: Lease until feast of St Andrew the Apostle [30 November] to 1. Henry Pagett by 2. Thomas Pagett and Richard Cupper, all as in D 779B/T 144-145, of premises as in D 779B/T 144-145, for rent of one red rose.
Dated 13 December 11 Elizabeth

[no title]  D 779B/T 147  [1568]

Contents:
Release to 1. Thomas Pagett esquire by 2. Richard Cupper esquire, reciting D 779B/T 144-5, and witnessing that for divers reasons Cupper released the premises as in D 779B/T 144-145 to Pagett, and his interest in th sums of money to be received by reason of the recited deed.
Dated 19 December 11 Elizabeth

[no title]  D 779B/T 148  [1568]

Contents:
Discharge, quitclaim and grant by Lady Katherine Paget widow of Henry Paget knight late Lord Paget of Beaudesert [county Stafford] deceased, and executrix of his last will, reciting deed of 12 December last (T 144-145) between 1. Henry late lord Paget and 2. Thomas now lord Paget of Beaudesert, by the name of Thomas Paget esquire Henry's brother, and Richard Cupper esquire and witnessing that for £40 paid by Thomas Lord Paget, Lady Katherine discharged the proviso of the recited deed, quitclaimed her right to the premises and undertook to save him and Cupper harmless from all her former deeds etc (£25 due to Charles Pagett esquire brother to Thomas, and issuing out of the premises, excepted); in recompense of the £25 she granted rents, arrears of rents and profits due to her from the premises to Thomas (£30 already received by her excepted)
Dated 22 October 11 Elizabeth
D 779B/T 149-157 leases and assignments of leases [1569-1600] with one document relating to Morley.

[no title]  D 779B/T 149  [1569]

Contents:
Counterpart of lease for 21 years in reversion by 1. Charles Pagett of London esquire to 2. Henry Holden of Wilne husbandman, for £14 fine, of messuage and 2 yards lande belonging in Wilne in Henry's tenure and late in tenure of William Wilson deceased, and messuage and yarde lande belonging in Wilne late in tenure of William Horden and before of Robert Wilson deceased, to hold from 9 June 1578 at rent of 56s and heriot of best beast or 56s.
Dated 2 May 11 Elizabeth
* The only "signature" is a cross without a name, but the lease is sealed and witnessed.

[no title]  D 779B/T 150  [1571]

Contents:
Assignment by 1. William Warde servant to Thomas lord Pagett to 2. Charles Pagett esquire for £6 13s 4d paid by Charles Pagett, of lease dated 24 November 11 Elizabeth I [1568] and made by Henry Lord Pagett to Warde then his servant, of a messuage, 3 cottages and 5 yards of land in Shardlow and Aston, in the tenure of Richard Hall, for 9½ years from the feast of St Andrew the Apostle [30 November] next from date of lease.
Dated 11 April 13 Elizabeth

[no title]  D 779B/T 151  [1580]

Contents:
Receipt and quittance from James Walker clerk to Charles Paget esquire for payment by Paget of half year's rent issuing out of the parsonage of Morley and due at Michaelmas last - £4
Dated 18 October 22 Elizabeth
See D 779B/T 231 for copy of letters patent appointing commissioners to enquire into and seize lands held by Thomas Lord Paget and Charles Paget, and copy of inquisition concerning manors of Weston, Aston etc [1584] and D 779B/T 233 for copy of letters patent leasing capital messuage of Weston and Aston and lands to Sir Thomas Manners 31 January [1587].

[no title]  D 779B/T 152  [1587]

Contents:
Letters patent of lease for 21 years to John Williamson, for £3 8s paid by Williamson of messuage and 2½ virgates in Weston, in Williamson 's tenure, parcel of the manor of Weston and recently parcel of the possessions of Charles Paget attainted of high treason, with house, hedge, fire, plough and cartboots, paying rent 30s. 4d, rendering customary services and suit of court, maintaining premises.
Dated 4 July 29 Elizabeth
See D 779B/T 233 for copy of letters patent leasing the capital messuage of Weston and Aston and named lands, parcels of the manor of Weston and Aston, to Edward Stanhopp esquire, in [1594].

[no title]  D 779B/T 153  [1595]

Contents:
Letters patent of lease for 3 lives to John, Thomas and Richard Smyth, in consideration of the surrender of a former lease and of payment of 54s, of a messuage and 2 virgates in Weston in John Smyth 's tenure, parcel of the manor of Weston and recently of the possessions of Charles Pagett attainted of high treason, for the lives of John Smyth and his sons Thomas and Richard successively at rent 27s, herriett 27s, rendering customary services and suit of court, maintaining premises with "boots" as in D 779B/T 152. Recites former lease by letters patent to John Smyth, which was dated 4 July 29 Elizabeth I [1587] and was for 21 years, rent 27s.
Dated 5 March 37 Elizabeth

[no title]  D 779B/T 154  [1596]

Contents:
Assignment of lease by 1. Ellys Wynne of London gentleman to 2. Richard Tomlyns of London gentleman for a certain sum, reciting that the Queen by letters patent dated 12 June 38 Elizabeth I [1596] leased to Ellys Wynne messuages and 2 yarde lands in Shardlow, then or late in the tenure of Stephen Pyme, part of the manor of Weston and parcel of the possessions of Charles Pagett attainted of high treason (and before granted to Pyme by letters patent dated 4 July 29 Elizabeth I [1587] for 21 years beginning at Annunciation [25 March] before, at rent of 41s), to hold from Annunciation 1609 for 40 years, at rent of 41s., and witnessing that the estate of 40 years in reversion was assigned by Wynne to Tomlyns.
Dated 13 June 38 Elizabeth

[no title]  D 779B/T 155  [1596]

Contents:
Letters patent of lease for 3 lives, to John Rolleston senior, Christopher and John his sons, in consideration of the surrender of a former lease and of the payment of a sum of money, of messuage and lands belonging in Wilne in John Rolleston senior's tenure, parcel of the manor of Weston and recently parcel of the possessions of Charles Pagett attainted of high treason, for the lives of John senior, Christopher and John junior successively, at rent 31s, herriett 31s., rendering customary services, suit of court, maintaining premises and with "boots" as in D 779B/T 152. Recites former lease by letters patent dated 4 July 29 Elizabeth I [1587], for 21 years, at same rent.
Dated 5 November 38 Elizabeth

[no title]  D 779B/T 156  1596/7

Contents:
Assignment by 1. William Bromley of London gentleman to 2. John Williamson of Weston yeoman of a lease by letters patent dated 28 January 38 Elizabeth I [1596] to Richard Wigmore esquire, later assigned to Bromley, of a messuage and 2 ½ yards land in Weston, in the tenure of Williamson, parcel of the manor of Weston and late parcel of the possessions of Charles Pagett attainted of high treason (and before leased by letters patent dated 4 July 29 Elizabeth I [1587] to John Williamson - see D 779B/T 152) for 31 years from 1608, at rent 30s. 4d.
Dated 31 January 39 Elizabeth

[no title]  D 779B/T 157  [1600]

Contents:
Assignment by Henry Handley of St Dunstans in the West, London, gentleman to John Watkis of London gentleman in consideration of a sum of money, of a lease to Handley granted by letters patent dated 15 March 40 Elizabeth I [1598] of a close or closes of pasture called Dobholme Shrubbes in Wilne, parcel of the manor of Weston and late the possession Charles Pagett esquire attainted, to hold from Michaelmas before for 21 years (rent not specified).
Dated 14 September 42 Elizabeth
D 779B/T 158 - 173 deeds of Charles Paget:

[no title]  D 779B/T 158  [1603]

Contents:
Letters patent of pardon and restoration of estates, reciting that whereas Charles Pagett recently of London esquire, was indicted of high treason against Queen Elizabeth, was attainted by Act of Parliament of 29 Elizabeth I [1586-7] and forfeited all his estate, now he was pardoned and granted his former lands, the manors of Weston, Aston, Wilne, Shardlow, Morley and Smalley, Morley Park, the advowsons of Aston, Weston and Morley, and all appurtenances, lands etc in above-named places and Kiddesley.
Dated at Westminster, 14 July I James
Sealed with great seal of Elizabeth I (part missing).

[no title]  D 779B/T 159  [1604]


Related information: See also D 779B/T 169-170

Contents:
Counterpart of covenant to stand seised to uses made between 1. Charles Pagett of Weston esquire, and 2. the right honourable William Lord Paget of 'Beawdesart' [in county Stafford] by which Charles covenanted, for the affection he bore to Lord Paget, his lawful heirs, and to Mary Gerard, Charles' neice, widow of William Gerard of Trent [in Somerset] esquire, and the heirs of her body, and the heirs of the body of Mary Coles deceased, late neice of Charles, that he shall stand seised of the manors of Weston, Aston, Wilne, Shardlow, Morley and Smalley, Morley Park, the advowsons of Aston, Weston and Morley and all his hereditaments in the fields, parishes, hamlets etc of the above-named places and of Kiddesley, to the use of himself for life without impeachment of waste, then to the use of Mary Gerard and the lawful heirs of her body, with remainder to William Lord Paget and the lawful heirs of his body, provided that if Lord Paget shall, after Charles' death, pay to Mary Gerard £1,000 her interest shall determine and the premises shall be held to the use of Lord Paget and the lawful heirs of his body, with successive remainders to Mary Gerard and the lawful heirs of her body, the lawful heirs of the body of Mary Colles deceased, and the right heirs of Lord Paget. Charles Paget may cancel this deed.
Dated 23 May 2 James
Cancelled by cuts.

[no title]  D 779B/T 160  [1605]

Contents:
Ratification by 1. Charles Pagett of Weston esquire, son of William sometime Lord Pagett, William now Lord Pagett son and heir of Thomas late Lord Pagett to 2. Richard Shelton the elder of Weston husbandman, for payment of £21 10s of lease by letters patent dated 3 June 29 Elizabeth I [1587] to Richard Shelton the elder, Luce his wife and Richard their son, of a messuage in Richard Shelton' s occupation with lands, buildings etc belonging, parcel of the manor of Weston, at rent of 21s 6d, harriott of best beast, rendering customary works and suit of court and maintaining the premises, to hold for the lives of Richard the elder, Luce his wife and Richard their son, and reciting that the reversion of the premises has come to Charles Pagett by letters patent dated 8 July 1 James I [1603].
Dated 20 September 3 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 161  [1605]

Contents:
Letters of attorney from Charles Paget of Weston esquire to Richard Sale of Weston clerk for Sale to take seisin of a messuage and lands belonging in Aston, now or late in the tenure of Margaret Sheppie widow, and then in Paget 's name to sell a demise of the premises to Thomas Comberford of Burton-upon-Trent, county Stafford, gentleman, for a term of 5 years.
Dated 10 December 3 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 162  [1605]


Related information: Annexed to D 779B/T 161

Contents:
Lease for 5 years by Charles Paget to Thomas Comberford, for good causes, of the premises in D 779B/T 161, with the proviso that if Comberford pays Paget 12d the lease is terminated. Not signed.
Dated 10 December 3 James
Endorsed that Richard Sale has taken seisin of the premises and sealed this deed as the deed of Paget, 11 January 3 James [1606]

[no title]  D 779B/T 163  [1605]

Contents:
Letters of attorney as D 779B/T 161, except that the premises were a messuage in Weston late in the tenure of William Doxie and lands belonging
Dated 10 December 3 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 164  [1605]


Related information: Annexed to D 779B/T 163

Contents:
Lease for 5 years of premises in D 779B/T 163, as in D 779B/T 162. Not signed.
Dated 10 December 3 James
Endorsed as D 779B/T 162, 11 January 3 James [1606]

[no title]  D 779B/T 165  [1606]

Contents:
Ratification by 1. Charles Pagett of Weston esquire, younger son of the late William sometime Lord Pagett and William now Lord Pagett to 2. John Wright the elder of Aston husbandman, for good causes, of a lease by letters patent dated 15 November 38 Elizabeth I [1596] to John Wright the elder, Helen his wife and John his son of a messuage and 2 yard land in Aston, parcel of the manor of Weston, and in the occupation of John Wright the elder, for the lives of John, Helen and John, at rent of 32s and harriot of 32s.
Dated 25 March 4 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 166  1606

Contents:
Surrender by John Watkis of London gentleman for £15 paid by Charles Paget of Weston esquire, of his estate in a close or closes of pasture called Dobholme Shrubbes in Wilne, reciting letters patent leasing the premises to Henry Handley and Handley's assignments to Watkis (see D 779B/T 157)
Dated 29 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 167  [1610]

Contents:
Counterpart confirmation of leases by 1. William Lord Pageatt of 'Beaudesarte', county Stafford, and Charles Pagett of Weston esquire, to 2. Anthony Hunton of Newark-upon-Trent, county Nottingham, doctor in physic and William Meryan of Wilford county Nottingham yeoman, reciting letters patent dated 12 June 38 Elizabeth I [1596] demising to Ellize Wynne of London gentleman for 40 years from Annunciation [25 March] 1609, messuages and 2 yarde land in Shardlow late in Stephen Pyme's tenure and before demised to Pyme by letters patent dated 4 July 29 Elizabeth I [1587] for 21 years (see D 779B/T 154 for further detail) and reciting that letters patent dated 21 August 38 Elizabeth I [1596] demised to John Wynyarde yeoman of the Wardrobe of her Highness' Beds, for £50 years from Annunciation [25 March] 1608, messuage and lands belonging in Shardlow in James Pyme's tenure, late parcel of Charles Pagett's possessions and before demised to James Pyme by letters patent dated 4 July 29 Elizabeth I [1587] for 21 years at rent of 40s, and reciting that Wynne and Wynyarde's estates have been assigned to Hunton and Meryan, and confirming, for £80, the recited terms to Hunton and Meryan.
Dated 9 February 7 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 168  [undated]

Contents:
Undated certified copy of D 779B/T 167

[no title]  D 779B/T 169-170  [1611]

Contents:
Deeds of revocation by which Charles Paget of Weston esquire revoked an indenture dated 23 May 2 James [1604] - See D 779B/T 159 - which is recited. Immediately before the sealing of the revocation Paget gave to Mary Gerard the younger, for the use of William Lord Paget, gold worth 10s, to void the recited indenture.
Dated 29 April 9 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 171  1611

Contents:
Provisional demise by 1. Charles Pagett of Weston esquire, to 2. Sir Walter Leveson of Wolverhampton, county Stafford and John Bearde of London gentleman, for 10s, of site or capital messuage of the manor of Weston and Aston, barn, orchard, garden, closes called the Parke 24 acres, Poole Yarde 3 acres, Gorsie Close 3 acres, the Hall Orchard 2 acres, Newclose or Hallow heretofore enclosed out of the common 40 acres, Cote Close la, in Shardlow, and Caldwell Hill late enclosed out of the common fields 40 acres, the first vesture of 3 parcels of meadow in the common meadow of Weston 20 acres, parcels of meadow called Lakeholme -a in Aston meadow and Comholme 5 acres, in townships of Wilne and Shardlow, pieces of meadow called Gill meadowe 2 acres, in Aston meadow and Allsommer meadow 3 acres in Aston, 3 yard of arable in common fields of Aston and Weston, 3 little closes called Deane Leasow, middle close and Olde Close, parcels of meadow called Reddy pitt, Forke medow and hall greene together 3 acres, in Aston, all in tenure of Thomas Wrighte the elder and parcel of the manor of Weston and Aston, to hold to 2. from the death of Charles Pagett for 99 years, with the proviso that if he pays Mary Gerrard the younger, daughter of Paget's niece Mary Gerrard the elder £1,500, or gives to her or to 2. for her use, sufficient security for payment of £2,000 to her within 12 months of Charles' death, then this deed is void.
Dated 30 April 9 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 172  1611

Contents:
Covenant to convey to uses expressed made between 1. Charles Pagett of Weston esquire third son of William late Lord Pagett of Beaudsert [county Stafford] and 2. Thomas Lord Arundell of Wardour, Henry Spiller of Latham, Middlesex, esquire and Thomas Banckroft of London gentleman, by which for the love and affection Charles Pagett bears towards Mary Gerard widow his niece, one of the daughters of Sir Christopher Allen and Dame Etheldred his wife deceased, sister of Charles, and towards Mary daughter of Mary and towards the heirs of Mary Colles deceased, another of Charles' nieces, for their advancement and the continuance of the premises in Charles Paget's blood and kindred, Charles covenanted with 2. that he would before Pentecost convey to 2. the manors of Weston Aston, Wilne, Shardlow, Morley and Smalley, Morley Park, the advowsons of Weston, Aston and Morley, and all lands etc in the fields, parishes and hamlets of the places named above and in Kiddesley, and 2. were to be seised of the premises to the use of Charles Pagett for his life without impeachment of waste, then to the use of Mary Gerard the elder until Mary the younger should pay to Mary the elder £600 and, from the expiration of Mary the elder's estate, to the use of Mary the younger and the lawful heirs of her body, with successive remainders to the heirs of Mary Colles's body and to the use of Mary Gerard the elder, her heirs and assigns for ever. With proviso that Charles Pagett may revoke these uses and that 2. will then hold to such uses as Charles may appoint.
Dated 1 May 9 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 173  [1611]


Related information: See D 779B/T 233 for exemplification of letters patent dated 10 June 10 James [1612] granting the manor of Weston and other premises as in D 779B/T 172, to Anthony Roper esquire, and Mary his wife, and the heirs and assigns of Mary for ever.

Contents:
Exemplification of final concord dated morrow of Ascension 9 James [1611] made between Thomas Lord Arundell of Wardour, Henry Spiller esquire, and Thomas Banckrofte gentleman, querent and Charles Paget esquire defendant concerning the manors of Weston, Aston, Wilne Shardlow, Morley and Smalley, the park of Morley, 60 messuages, 20 cottages, 20 tofts, 2 mills, 2 dovecotes, 20 gardens, 20 orchards, 2,000 acres of land, 100 acres meadow, 1,000 acres pasture, 500 acres heath and furze, £10 rents, rent of 11b pepper, free fishing in Trent and "Darwent", free warren, view of frankpledge, in above named places and Kiddesley, advowsons of Weston, Aston, Morley. £2,200
Dated 6 May 9 James
D 779B/T 174 - 191 Deeds of Anthony Roper, who married Mary Gerard to 1623.

[no title]  D 779B/T 174  [1612]

Contents:
Bargain and sale to make a tenant to the precipe, by 1. Anthony Rooper esquire, and Mary his wife to 2. John Gage of Fyrle, Sussex, esquire and William Steedes gentleman, for 10s, of manors of Weston, Aston, Wilne, Shardlow, Morley and Smalley, the advowsons of Weston, Aston and Morley, and all other their manors, lands tenements etc in the county of Derby, for the purpose that 2. may suffer a recovery in which they will vouch 1. to warranty and 1. will vouch the common vouchee, the recovery to enure to uses declared in another indenture.
Dated 11 June 10 James
Endorsed with enrolment on 25 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 175  [1612]

Contents:
Covenant for the suffering of a recovery and deed to lead the uses of the recovery, made between 1. Anthony Roper esquire, Mary his wife, John Gage of Firle, Sussex, esquire and William Steedes gentleman, and 2. Richard Tufton esquire, and Richard Midlemore gentleman, for the settling of premises as in D 779B/T 174, it was covenanted that a common recovery should be suffered of the premises, by force of which Tufton and Midlemore should be seised of the premises to the use of Anthony Roper until Michaelmas next, until the end of the feast day, then to the use of Francis Wallis of London gentleman for 40 years, then to the use of Anthony for life without impeachment of waste, then to the use of Anthony, his executors and assigns for 50 years, remainder to Mary, her heirs and assigns for ever, provided that if Anthony and Mary pay Wallis £700 in one payment, then Wallis's term shall cease and that if Mary pays to Anthony's executors and assigns £800 in one payment, then the 50 year term will be void. It will be lawful for Anthony to make leases of the premises, after the expiration of Wallis's term.
Dated 2 June 10 James
(The year 1614 is given at the end of this deed, but June 10 James was 1612)

[no title]  D 779B/T 176  1621

Contents:
Assignment of lease by 1. William Stanhope of Elvaston esquire, third son of Sir John Stanhope deceased and executor of the last will of Dame Katherine Stanhope widow, late wife of Sir John, and Katherine, Dorothy and Jane daughters of Dame Katherine and Sir John and sisters of William to 2. John Gage of Firle, Sussex, esquire and Thomas Stich of London gentleman, reciting that Queen Elizabeth by letters patent dated 20 July 36 Elizabeth I [1594] demised to Sir Edward Stanhope, Thomas Wright and William Mansfield (nominated in trust to the use of Sir Edward), the site or capital messuage of the manor of Weston and Aston, barn, orchard, garden and one close called the Parke 20 acres, Poole yeard 3 acres, Gorsey Close 3 acres, Hall Orchard 2 acres, Newe Close alias Hallow Close lately inclosed out of the Common 40 acres, Cote close la in Shardlow, Caldwell Hill lately inclosed out of the common fields 40 acres, first moth or crop of 3 parcels of meadow in common meadow of Weston 20 acres, parcels of meadow called Lakeholme in Aston Meadow, Comholme in Wilne and Shardlow 5 acres, Gill Meadow in Aston Meadow 2 acres, and Alsomer meadow in Aston 3 acres, 3 yards of arable in the common fields of Weston and Aston, 3 little closes called the Deane Leasowe, Middle Close and the old close, parcels of meadow called Reddy pitt, Forke Meadow, Hall Grene also containing 3 acres in Aston, all lands etc, in Weston, Aston, Shardlow and Wilne belonging to the site of the manor, late in the occupation of Thomas ? Mannors and late parcel of the possessions of Charles Pagett esquire, fishings, mines, quarries, courts, perquisites of courts, goods of felons etc, advowsons of the churches and chapels belonging to the manor, to hold for their lives successively, and reciting that after, Wright and Mansfield assigned their estates to Sir Edward Stanhope according to their trust; Mansfield died; Sir Edward by his will dated 28 Feb 1602/3 devised to Sir John Stanhope his nephew the said lease under a proviso; Sir Edward died and Sir John performed his trust and by his will dated 19 July 1610 bequeathed the lease to Katherine, Dorothy and Jane Stanhope, his daughters; Katherine and Dorothy assigned their parts in the premises to Dame Katherine by deed dated 24 Feb 16 James [1619] for 80 years if Thomas Wright should live so long; Lady Katherine, intending the advancement of her youngest daughter Jane, by her will dated 7 Sep 17 James [1619] empowered her executors to sell the lease of Weston and all her interest in it and to pay Jane £1,000 and Jane to convey her interest in the lease to the executors of the will, who were her sons Sir John and William, and Sir Thomas Delves and Thomas Levinge gentleman; all except William Stanhope refused administration of Lady Katherine's will; and witnessing that William by virtue of the executorship of Dame Katherine's will and for £800 paid by Gage and Stich assigned to them the two parts of the premises had by assignment from Katherine and Dorothy for the remainder of the term of 80 years or the life of Thomas Wright and that Katherine, Dorothy and Jane assigned their estates to Gage and Stich, Katherine and Dorothy the reversion dependent on the lease of 80 years and Jane her estate for the life of Thomas Wright.
Attornies for livery of seisin: John Porter of Aston clerk, John Holden of "Wildney" [Wilne] yeoman.
Dated 22 June 19 James
Endorsed with livery of seisin 4 September 1621

[no title]  D 779B/T 177  [1621]


Related information: Annexed to D 779B/T 176

Contents:
Bond in £800 from William Stanhope to John Gage and Thomas Stich for the execution of D 779B/T 176.
Dated 22 June 19 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 178  [1621]

Contents:
Surrender by 1. Robert Holden of Wilne yeoman to 2. Anthony Roper of Eltham, Kent, esquire, for good causes, of Holden's estate in yardland in Wilne and all his other lands in Wilne, Shardlow and Aston, now in his tenure and late parcel of the possessions of Charles Pagett attainted, for the life of Richard Tayler of Wilne, provided that if Roper does not pay £10,000 to Holden on 1 August next, Holden may reenter the premises and provided that Holden may enjoy the premises until 1 August.
Dated 12 September 19 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 179  [1621]

Contents:
Feoffment by Anthony Roper of Etham, Kent esquire to John Holden of Wilne and Thomas Preston of London yeoman, of premises as in D 779B/T 180-182 below. Attornies for livery of seisin: John Hunt of Aston gentleman, John Porter of Aston clerk.
Dated 1 November 19 James
Endorsed with: livery of seisin 7 November 1621 that in case in chancery between Robert Houlden gentleman querent and Nicholas Willymott esquire defendant the deed was shown to Robert Bingham, Henry Houlden and Edward Houlden 7 April 1649
To Gervase Wheeldon, Robert Bingham and Edward Houlden 7 April 1649
To John Presbury clerk and William Cowper 8 August 1654
Undated note that this was shown to Thomas Stich, Thomas Preston and John Holden.

[no title]  D 779B/T 180-182  [1621]

Contents:
Covenant for suffering a recovery and deed to lead the uses of the recovery made between 1. Anthony Rooper of Eltham esquire, Mary his wife 2. Henry Weare and Edmund Halman of London gentleman, and 3. John Holden of Wilne and Thomas Preston of London yeomen, reciting that whereas Mary has an estate in tail right to her and the heirs of her body with divers remainders over in the properties below, and in consideration of barring the estate tail and the remainders thereupon depending and for settling an absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple in Anthony Rooper and Mary and their heirs forever, Holden and Preston will suffer a writ of entry sur disseisin in le post to be prosecuted against them by Weare and Halman, of the manor of Weston and Aston, the advowsons of Aston, Weston and Morley, and all hereditaments to the manor belonging in Weston, Aston, Shardlow, Wilne, Morley, Kiddesley and Smalley, the site or capital messuage of the manor of Weston and Aston, orchards, gardens etc belonging, closes of meadow or pasture called the Parke containing 50 acres, the Poole yeard 5 acres, the Gorese Close 6 acres, Hall Orchard 4 acres, the Newe Close alias Hallowe Close lately inclosed out of the common of Weston 100 acres, Cotte Close la, Caldwell Hill lately enclosed out of the common field of Weston 5 acres, the first moath or crop of 3 parcels of meadow in the common meadow of Weston containing 20 acres and the said meadow, a parcel of meadow in Aston meadow called Lackeholme alias Lockeholme 20 acres, parcel of meadow called Comeholme or Coweholme 9 acres, close of meadow called Gill meadow 4 acres, Allsomer meadow 6 acres, 3 yard of arable with their meares, banks, furrows and hades in the common fields of Aston and Weston, 3 closes of pasture called Deane Leasowe, the Middle Close and the Olde Close 24 acres, close of meadow called Reddie Pitte Close 3 acres, parcels of meadow called Forcke Meadowe 2½a, and Hall Greene 3 acres, all in Aston, Weston, "Sharlowe", Wilne, Kiddesley and Smalley, and are or were appertaining to the manor of Aston and Weston or the site or capital messuage of the manor or reputed to be the demesne lands of the manor, late in the possession or occupation of Sir Thomas Manners and parcel of the possessions of Charles Paget esquire, deceased, and which came into the hands of Queen Elizabeth by the attainder of Pagett and were demised by letters patent dated 20 July 36 Elizabeth I [1594] to Sir Edward Stanhope, Thomas Wright and William Mansfield for their lives successively, and Holden and Preston will appear to the writ of entry, and will vouch to warranty Anthony Rooper and Mary, who will vouch to warranty the common vouchee; he will make default whereby a perfect judgment will be made for 2. against 3. for the recovery of the premises; 2. (Weare and Halman) will hold the premises to the use of Anthony Rooper and Mary, their heirs and assigns forever. It is lawful for Anthony and Mary to make leases of the premises. The three parts of this covenant are signed respectively by parties 1. and 2., 1. and 3., and 2. and 3.
Dated 1 November 19 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 183  [1621]

Contents:
Counterpart of covenant made by 1. Anthony Rooper of Eltham esquire to 2. Thomas Stich of London gentleman referring to tripartite indenture of same date (T 180-182) and that in consideration of Mary Roper's settlement of lands in that deed, Roper has agreed to assure £1,000 to Mary to be paid as follows: if Mary predeceases Anthony without issue, then Anthony within one year of her death shall pay £1,000 to such person as Mary shall have directed in writing.
Dated 1 November 19 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 184  [1621]

Contents:
Exemplification of common recovery by double voucher: Henry Weare gentleman, Edmund Halman gentleman pets. John Holden and Thomas Preston defendants concerning manor of Weston and Aston, 4 messuages, 4 tofts, one mill, one dovehouse, 4 gardens, 300 acres land, 100 acres meadow, 150 acres pasture, 10 acres wood, 300 acres heath and furze, 300 acres moor, 60s rents. 1 Ib pepper, common of pasture for all beasts, free fishing in Trent and "Darwent" free warren, view of frankpledge, in Weston, Aston, Wilne, Shardlow, Morley, Smalley and Kiddesley, the advowsons of Weston, Aston and Morley Vouchees to warranty 1) Anthony Rooper esquire and Mary his wife 2) Edward Howse.
Dated 28 November 19 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 185  [1621]

Contents:
Lease for 97 years by 1. Anthony Rooper of Eltham, Kent, esquire and Mary his wife to 2. William Collins yeoman, reciting D 779B/T 180-182 and leasing for payment of £200, closes of meadow or pasture called Gorsey Close 6 acres, and Old Close, occupied by Richard Sales clerk, parson of Weston, Caldwell Hill lately inclosed out of the common fields of Weston 50 acres, and in Robert Houldwen's occupation, Deane Leasow occupied by Richard Palfreman the younger, Middle Close in tenure of Anthony Rooper (Old Close, Deane Leasow and Middle Close containing 24 acres), all in the hamlets, fields etc of Weston, Aston, Shardlow, Wilne, Kiddesley and Smalley and are part of the demesnes of Weston manor. Rent 12d.
Dated 18 December 19 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 186  [1621]


Related information: NOTE that D 779B/T 185 and D 779B/T 186 together possibly constitute a mortgage (see also D 779B/T 187 and D 779B/T 188).

Contents:
Conditional lease for 96 years 6 months by 1. William Collins of London yeoman to 2. Anthony and Mary Rooper as in D 779B/T 185, for 10s., of premises as in D 779B/T 185. Rooper is to pay £5 at Annunciation next [25 March], then £20 annually, but if this rent is unpaid by 40 days, then he will incur a penalty of £3 6s 8d and Collins may distrain both for the rent and the penalty, provided that if Rooper pays £200 to Collins, then the rent and penalty shall cease, and 2 months after, Collins will redemise and release the premises to Rooper.
Dated 21 December 19 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 187  [1622]

Contents:
Lease (counterpart) for 97 years by 1. Anthony Rooper of Eltham, Kent, esquire, and Mary his wife to 2. James Tailor late of Trent, Somerset, yeoman and Alice Fletcher of London, widow, reciting D 779B/T 180-182, and for £140 leasing close of meadow or pasture called New Close alias Hallow Close, lately inclosed out of the common fields of Weston and containing 100 acres, now in the tenures of William Phipps, Nicholas Slighe and Anthony Rooper, meadow or pasture called Cotte Close containing la., in Rooper's tenure, part of the demesne lands of the manor of Weston and comprised in the recited deed. Rent 12d. The premises are and shall remain of annual value of £14 above reprises.
Dated 27 March 20 James
Endorsed in contemporary hand 'Mortgage'

[no title]  D 779B/T 188  [1622]

Contents:
Conditional lease (counterpart) for 96 years 6 months by 1. James Tailor and Alice Flether as in D 779B/T 187 to 2. Anthony and Mary Rooper as in D 779B/T 187, of premises as in D 779B/T 187, for rent of £14, Rooper incurring a penalty of £3 if it is overdue by 40 days, and Tailor and Fletcher may distrain for both rent and penalty; and may reenter the premises if the rent is overdue by 60 days, provided that if Anthony and Mary Rooper pay £ 40 to Tailor and Fletcher the rent and penalty shall cease to be payable, and Tailor and Fletcher will redemise the premises to Anthony and Mary Rooper within 2 months.
Dated 2 April 20 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 189  1623

Contents:
Memorandum that Anthony Rooper of Eltham, Kent, esquire has for £800, purchased a lease of the demesnes of the manor of Weston for the life of one Wright, in the names of John Gage esquire, now Bart, and Thomas Stich gentleman and that this was bought for the advancement of his wife Mary and for the use of Anthony, his wife Mary and the survivor of them.
Signed and sealed.
Dated 1 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 190  1625

Contents:
Post nuptial settlement by covenant to stand seised to uses, made between 1. Anthony Rooper of Eltham (- indicates missing information, due probably to mice damage) - [Kent] - [2. Thomas Holte of ? Aston] iuxta Birmingham knight and baronet, Richard Midlemore of Edgbaston, county Warwick, esquire and Richard Shilton of - esquire, by which Rooper - [?in consideration] of a marriage between Anthony and his wife Dorothy, one of the daughters of Sir Thomas Holte and for part of her jointure, covenanted to stand seised of the manor house of Weston, 3 closes or pasture ground containing 18 acres in Tobias Taylor's occupation, park in the occupation of John Holdinge 50 acres, close or pasture called Cawdwell Hill 50 acres in Robert Holdinge's occupation, pasture called Dean Leyes Close in Richard Pallfreeman's occupation 4 acres, closes of pasture called Gorsey Close and the old Close in Richard Sale's occupation 14 acres, close of meadow called the New Close in John Roleston's and William Dowley's occupation 14 acres, piece of meadow called Mris Eyers Hollowe 24 acres, in the occupations of John Williamson, Richard Shelton and others, close of meadow or pasture called Midle Close in John Williamson's occupation 10 acres, all in Weston parish, late part of the demesne of the manor, parcels of meadow called Lock Holme 14 acres in occupation of Widow Hill, Robert Holdinge, Richard Pallfreeman and others, Allsome medowe 6 acres. in occupation of Christopher Harvye and others, Gill medow and the Hall Greene 6 acres in occupation of Miles Russell and Robert Porter, close of meadow called Cowholme Meadowe 10 acres in occupation of John Sale, John Wright and others, all in Aston parish, parcels of the demesnes of the manor of Weston, to hold to the use of Anthony for life, then to Dorothy for life for part of her jointure, with remainder to Rooper, his heirs and assigns forever.
Dated

[no title]  D 779B/T 191  [1628]

Contents:
Licence to alienate granted to Edmund Colles esquire by which he was enabled to alienate the manors of Weston, Aston, Wilne, Shardlow Morley and Smalley, the park of Morley, 60 messuages, 20 cottages, 20 tofts, 2 mills, 2 dovecotes, 20 gardens, 20 orchards, 2000 acres land, 100 acres meadow, 1000 acres pasture, 500 acres heath and furze, £10 rents, rent of 11b pepper, free fishing in Trent and "Darwent", free warren, view of frankpledge in above places and Kiddesley and the advowsons of Aston, Weston, and Morley, to Thomas Stitch gentleman and William Wym[o]ndsall gentleman Colles paid £13.6s.8d.
Dated 1 January 3 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 192  1627/8

Contents:
Covenant to levy fine made between 1. Edmond Colles late of Lees, county Worcester, esquire heir male of Mary Colles deceased late wife of William Colles esquire and 2. Thomas Stich of London and William Wymondsall of Putney, Surrey, gentlemen, by which, for £200 paid to him by 2., Colles covenanted to levy fine, to convey the premises (below) to Stich and Wymondsall, of the manors of Weston, Aston, Wilne, Shardlow, Morley, Smalley and Kiddesley, and the advowsons of Weston, Aston and Morley, to enure to the use of Stich and Wymondsall and their heirs for ever, unless Colles on 12 July should pay them £200, when it will become void; if default is made, then if Stich and Wymondsall pay Colles £100 for the absolute purchase of the premises, Stich and Wymondsall may hold the premises to their own use.
Dated 23 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 193  1628

Contents:
Release by 1. Edmond Colles to 2. Thomas Stich and William Wymondsall, all as in D 779B/T 192 reciting D 779B/T 192 and that the fine was levied and default of payment made, and witnessing that for the £100 specified and £50, the premises as in D 779B/T 192 were released by Colles to Stich and Wymondsall.
Dated 14 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 194  1629/30


Related information: See D 779B/T 195

Contents:
Covenant to convey to uses made by 1. Anthony Rooper of Eltham, Kent, esquire, and 2. Sir Henry Spyller of Laleham, Middlesex. Sir Thomas Wiseman of Rivenhall, Essex and Thomas Stych of Newberye, Barking, Essex esquire, by which in consideration of the love of Rooper for his daughter Mary and deceased wife Mary, son Anthony and present wife Dorothy, and for the continuance of the premises in the blood of Anthony Rooper, he covenanted that before next Pentecost he would convey to 2. and their heirs the manors of Weston, Aston, Wilne, Shardlow, Morley and Smalley, and all buildings and lands in the above-named places and Kiddesley, to hold to the use of Rooper for life without impeachment of waste, than to Mary Rooper and the lawful heirs of her body, with successive remainders to Anthony the son and the lawful heirs of his body, the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth sons of Rooper and the lawful heirs of their bodies, and the heirs of Anthony Rooper for ever.
Dated 2 March 5 Charles
Cancelled by cuts

[no title]  D 779B/T 195  1634


Related information: See D 779B/T 46 for lease by Anthony Roper to Thomas and Henry Stych of the manor of Weston and Aston, the site or capital messuage of the manor, lands etc made 26 May 1637, and D 779B/T 47 for a declaration of the uses of the lease, made on same date.

Contents:
Revocation by 1. Anthony Rooper of Eltham, Kent, esquire to 2. Sir Thomas Wiseman and Thomas Stych as in D 779B/T 194, of D 779B/T 194, Rooper declaring that he now stands seised of the premises to the use of himself, his heirs and assigns for ever
Dated 17 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 196-197  [1637]

Contents:
Two parts of marriage settlement made between 1. Anthony Rooper of Eltham, Kent, esquire and 2. Sir Henry Compton of Brambletye, Sussex and Richard Compton esquire eldest son and heir of Sir Henry, by which, in consideration of the marriage between Roper and Sir Henry's daughter Margaret and for part of a jointure for her, Rooper covenanted with Sir Henry and Richard Compton to stand seised of the manor of Weston and Aston, all lands etc belonging in Weston, Aston, 'Sharlowe', Wilne, Morley, Kiddesley and Smalley, the site or capital messuage of the said manor, closes of meadow or pasture called the Parke 50 acres, the Poole yarde 5 acres, Goress Close 6 acres, Hall Orchard 4 acres, New Close alias Hallowe Close lately enclosed out of the common of Weston 100 acres, Cott Close 1 acres, Caldwell Hill lately enclosed out of common field of Weston 50 acres, first moath or crop of 3 parcels of meadow in common meadow of Weston containing 20 acres, the said meadow, parcels of meadow called Lackeholme alias Lockeholme in Aston meadow 20 acres, and Comeholme or Cowholme 9 acres, close of meadow called Gill meade 4 acres, parcel of meadow called Allsom'er medow 6 acres, 3 yarde of arable land with mears, banks, furrows and hades in common fields of Aston and Weston, 3 closes of pasture called Deane Leasowe, Middle Close and Olde Close, all 24 acres, close or parcel of meadow called Reddy pitte close 3 acres, parcels of meadow called Forke meadowe 2½ acres, and Hall greene 3 acres, all in Weston, Aston, Shardlow, Wilne, Kiddesley and Smalley and reputed to belong to the manor of Weston and Aston or to the site of the capital messuage of the manor or to be the demesne lands of the manor, to the use of himself for life, then to Margaret for part of her jointure, with remainder to his heirs and assigns.
Dated 8 July 13 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 198-204  1641

Contents:
Anthony Roper's leases 1626-1637 with quitclaim 1641.

[no title]  D 779B/T 198  [1626]

Contents:
Counterpart of lease by 1. Anthony Ropar of Weston esquire to 2. Robert Bingham of Shardlow ?labourer, for good causes, of close in fields and liberties of Wilne and Shardlow, in Aston parish, adjoining the Coate Greene, and called Coate close containing 1½ acres of inclosed grass ground, parcel of the demesnes of the manor of Weston and in Bingham's occupation, 1 acre of meadow in meadows of Aston between and amongst Mr Sale acres in ?Coverplace and butting east and west, 1 acres of arable rye ground being on Widow Rollston flatt next the hedge on the west, one end butting south on Coate Close, the other on Mr Sale had land, 2 beast pastures in and throughout the beast pastures and common of pastures within fields and liberties of Aston, common for 20 sheep in and throughout the common for sheep and moors within fields and liberties of Aston, being all parcel of the demesnes of the manor of Weston, from Michaelmas for 21 years, at a rent of 39s.
Dated 10 June 2 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 199  1633

Contents:
Counterpart of lease by 1. Anthony Roper of Eltham, Kent, esquire to 2. William Allestry of Grays Inn gentleman, and John Somerfield of Hucklescote, county Leicester, yeoman, for £48, of messuage in Aston and 2 yardland[s] belonging, all in the occupation of William Buckley of Aston, to hold after the death of Buckley (or other determination of his estate in the premises) for 99 years or the lives of Ann his wife and Hugh his son, paying rent of 32s. and harriotts of 32s. on deaths of William, Ann and Hugh Buckley dying tenants of the premises.
Dated 29 May 9 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 200  1634

Contents:
Lease by 1. Anthony Roper of Weston esquire to 2. Robert Bingham of Shardlow yeoman of dwellinghouse with barn, cowhouse and other outhouses, close within fields and liberties of Shardlow and Wilne, in Aston parish and shooting to the Coate greene and called the Coate close, containing 1½ acres enclosed grass ground and parcel of the demesnes of the manor of Weston in tenure of Bingham, 1 acre of meadow ground in meadow of Aston between and amongst Mr Sales acres in cover place and butting east and west, 1 acre of arable rye ground land upon Widow Rollston' s flat next to the hedge on west, butting north and south against Coate Close, 2 beast pastures in and throughout the common beast pastures and ?prest meadow fields within pastures, liberties and commons of Aston, and common for 20 sheep throughout the common for sheep within fields of Aston, all parcel of the demesnes of the manor of Weston, from last Michaelmas for 21 years at rent of 39s.
Dated 19 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 201  1637

Contents:
Lease by 1. Anthony Roper of Eltham, Kent, esquire to 2. George Pulton of Desborough, county Northampton, esquire, for good considerations of capital messuage or manor house in Weston and all arable lands, closes, meadows, pastures, connywarren and grounds reputed to be the demesnes belonging to the capital messuage, now in the tenures of many persons and in Aston, Weston, Wilne ('Wilney') and Shardlow ('Shorlowe') with free fishing in the Trent and Derwent ('Darwin') belonging to the manor with all commons, common of pasture, profits, customs, work and other services of tenants etc with liberty to make pits, to dig marl, limestone and other stone for building to be used only upon the premises, reserving courts, perquisites of courts, royalties, chief and quit rents, and timber, to hold from April 16th last for 21 years, at rent of £200. Roper will allow Pulton timber for repairs, plough, cart, yate, stile, pale and fence bootes. After 7 years, Roper may give 3 years notice at any time to terminate the lease.
Dated 4 May 13 Charles
Endorsed with Pulton's surrender of the lease 12 November 1641

[no title]  D 779B/T 202  [1637]

Contents:
Counterpart of lease by 1. Anthony Roper of Eltham, Kent, esquire, to 2. Geoffrey Cashe of Weston yeoman, of messuage and 2 yardland in Weston in Cashe's tenure, parcel of the manor of Weston and heretofore in the occupation of Thomas Lacie, reserving timber, mines and quarries and access to them, for 99 years or the lives of Jane, Elizabeth and Katherine Cashe, daughters of Geoffrey, at rent of £1 9s 8d and paying £1 9s 8d as a harriott at the death or exchange of every tenant. The tenant is to perform customary works, suits of courts of the manor of Weston. Tenant may have house, hedge, fire, plough and cart bootes, and great timber for repairs to buildings by assignment of steward or other officer.
Dated 23 May 13 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 203  1641

Contents:
Quitclaim by George Pulton of Desborough, county Northampton esquire to Anthony Roper of Eltham, Kent, esquire of all actions, accounts etc.
Dated 12 November
See D 779B/T 48 for counterpart of lease to Pulton of premises as in D 779B/T 201 for 7 years, by Thomas Stych, 12 November 1641
T 204-209 Anthony Roper's will and documents relating to Robert Houlden's purchase of Weston Hall, lands, and the manor of Weston and Aston.

[no title]  D 779B/T 204-205  [1648]

Contents:
Final concord (two parts) made between Henry son of Robert Houlden, Richard Levis and Thomas Roe querent and Edward Earl of Dorset and Margaret Roper widow defendants, concerning manor of Weston and Aston, 11 messuages, 40 cottages, 11 barns, 11 stables, 40 tofts, 11 gardens, 11 orchards, 1,000 acres land, 200 acres meadow, 400 acres pasture, 100 acres wood, 1,000 acres heath and furze, 500 acres moor, £10 rents, common of pasture, free fishing in the waters of 'Darwyn' [Derwent] and Trent, courts leet and baron, perquisites of court etc in Weston and Aston, Wilne, Shardlow, Morley, Smalley and Kiddesley. £1400
Dated Octave of the Purification 23 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 206  1647/8

Contents:
Probate of Will (dated 24 March 1642/3) with copy of will annexed, of Anthony Roper of Eltham, Kent, esquire. The manor of Weston and the advowsons of Weston and Aston in Derbyshire, which Roper conveyed to Thomas Stitch gentleman and his heirs to uses appointed in the conveyance, are to be sold by Roper's executors and Stitch; all other properties, excepting purchased lands in the county of Kent, heretofore purchased by Roper, devised to Edward Earl of Dorset and Sir Henry Compton, his father-in-law, to be sold by them. Out of the money raised, debts due to Stitch and any other debts are to be paid and the residue is to be paid to Roper's youngest daughters Elizabeth and Anne, at 18 or day of marriage, whichever happens first, if they marry with the consent of the executors of this will; if one dies before 18 or marriage the other has her portion; if both die before 18 or marriage, the money is to go to Roper's son Edward at 21, if he dies before then, to Roper's wife Margaret.
Reciting that Roper has power by the conveyance of his father Sir William to dispose of £5,000, he wills that any sum he has power to dispose of by his father's conveyance shall be raised out of such lands as is appointed by any conveyance to which his father was a party and the sum so raised is to be paid to his daughters, Mary, Elizabeth and Anne Roper, and if the conveyance does not appoint any particular time of payment, it will be paid them as the residue of money raised by sales (see above), the portion of anyone dying before 18 or marriage going to the survivors
Reciting also that Roper may, by his father's conveyance, dispose of £50 annual rents and annuities, of which he has granted an annuity of £20 to Alice Fletcher for life, and now devises £15 to servant Thomas Miller for life and £15 to his wife Margaret for life
To son Edward and heirs male all lands purchased by Anthony Roper near the City of Canterbury and in parish of Eltham, Kent, remainder to Roper's 3 daughters and the heirs of their bodies; remainder to wife Margaret. Executors are Dorset and Compton, who are to educate Edward during his minority and Roper's daughters until aged 18 or their marriage; if Edward should be in ward to the King, the executors are to sue for his wardship; they are to receive the rents etc of the lands which are Roper's son's inheritance until he is 21 and the rents of lands to be sold, until their sale.
Dated 22 February
Endorsed as examined with the original by Sam Houlden and Tho Brookhouse 9 Feb 1655/6

[no title]  D 779B/T 207  undated

Contents:
List of debts owing by Anthony Rooper and note of bond for payment of £200.

[no title]  D 779B/T 208  undated

Contents:
Paper of calculations probably relating Robert Houlden's purchase of property in Aston and Weston, formerly Anthony Roper's.

[no title]  D 779B/T 209  1647/8

Contents:
Bargain and sale made between 1. Edward Earl of Dorset, Sir Henry Compton of Brambletye, Sussex, Margaret Roper widow of Anthony Roper late of Eltham, Kent, esquire and 2. Robert Houlden of Shardlow gentleman, Henry his eldest son, Richard Levis of Risley yeoman and Thomas Roe of London mercer, by which Dorset, Compton and Margaret Roper for £3,436 5s 4d paid by Robert Houlden conveyed at Robert Houlden's direction, to Henry Houlden, Richard Levis and Thomas Roe, the capital messuage called Weston Hall in Weston lately in the occupation of George Poulton esquire, closes of meadow or pasture called the Parke 50 acres, Poole yard 5 acres, Goresse alias Gorsty Close 6 acres, Hall orchard 4 acres, New alias Hallowe Close late inclosed out of the common of Weston 100 acres, Connygree Close, Kiddey Crofte Close, grounds called the Winholme meadowe, the Osiers and Steanard, Hallowe Pike, Oxendoles and Mistris Eyres Hallowe, Cotte Close 1 acre, close called Caldwell Hill 50 acres, first moth or crop of 3 parcels of meadow in the common meadow of Weston containing 20 acres, parcel of meadow in Aston meadowe called Lackeholme alias Lockeholme 20 acres, parcels of meadow called Little Cowholme and great Cowholme, Gill meadowe 4 acres, Allsomers meadowe 6 acres, 6 yard land of arable with mears, banks, hades and furrows in common fields of Weston and Aston, 3 little closes of pasture called the deane Leasowe, Middle Close and Ould Close, all containing 24 acres, parcels of meadow called Reddy pitt Close 3 acres, Forke meadow 2½a and Hall Greene 3 acres, all in Weston, Aston, Wilne, Shardlow, Morley, Kiddesley and Smalley, reputed to be the demesne lands of the manor of Weston and Aston or to belong to the site or capital messuage of the manor, messuage with 1½ yard land in Weston in the possession of Thomas Taberer, messuage in Weston with yard land in possession of Richard Whittington, messuage in Weston and 2 yard land in possession of William Smith, messuage in Aston and 1½ yard land in possession of Thomas Clementson, messuage in Aston and 1½ yard land in possession of Edward Hill, messuage in Aston and 1½ yard land in possession of Alice Davenport widow, messuage in Shardlow and 2 yard land in possession of Robert Houlden, messuge in Wilne and 1 yard land in possession of Robert Houlden, messuage and 3 yard land in Wilne in possession of John Houlden, parcel of ground in Wilne in John Houlden's possession called the Shrubbes, and the manor of Weston and Aston with courts etc (reserving advowsons of Weston and Aston).
Signed by Dorset and Margaret Roper.
Dated 6 March 23 Charles
Endorsed as shown to Thomas Wandell at his examination on behalf of Samuel Holden esquire against Sir Nicholas Willmott and as shown to Edward Earl of Dorset and George Perkins.

Fee farm rents, Broxtowe, county Nottingham  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 210  1648

Contents:
Counterpart of bargain and sale by 1. Robert Houlden of Shardlow gentleman, Edward Charlton of 'Sanjacre' [Sandiacre] gentleman, John Houlden of Wilne gentleman, and Edward Houlden of Osmaston yeoman to 2. the Honourable Francis Pierrepont esquire one of the sons of Robert late Earl of Kingston super Hall for £241 13s, of rent of £13 8s 6d parcel of rent or fee farm of £21 4s issuing out of the manors of Broxtowe and Mapperley in counties of Nottingham and Derby, the £13 8s 6d having been constantly apportioned and paid for the manor of Broxtowe and other premises in the county of Nottingham; to hold of the King
Dated 3 June 24 Charles

Transactions between Anne Hunt and Robert Houlden  D 779B/T 211-215  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 211  1648

Contents:
Release by 1. Anne Hunt of Aston widow of John Hunt late of Aston gentleman to 2. Robert Houlden of Shardlow gentleman, for £240, of Aston Hall in the tenure of Houlden, dovecote, garden, 2 orchards, malt mill, conygree, all buildings adjoining, 6 cottages in tenure of Margaret Parker widow, Robert Clifford, Hugh Barton, Thomas Cowley, Thomas Raske and Robert Hall, closes called the Hall Hey and the Weete Close, 5½ yard land of arable containing 240 acres in the fields of Aston, 20 acres of meadow and pasture, with all lands of Anne Hunt in Aston, Weston, Wilne or Shardlow
Dated 5 June 24 Charles
Endorsed with enrolment, 16 June, and "Mrs Hunts Assignment of Aston Liveinge to mee for her life".

[no title]  D 779B/T 212  1648

Contents:
Counterpart of lease by 1. Robert Houlden of Shardlow gentleman to 2. Anne Hunt widow of John Hunt for good causes, of dwelling house, parlour, milk house, little garden belonging (being part of Aston Hall) now in the tenure of Nicholas Collishaw and half of the fruits and profits of the trees in Swann Orchard belonging to the dwelling house, for Anne Hunt's life.
Dated 6 June 24 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 213  1648

Contents:
Agreement that Mrs Hunt is to seal the feoffment to Mr Howlden dated 30 June 1648 concerning 2 cottages and 3 crofts for which Howlden promises that Mrs Hunt shall not be sued by reason of any covenant in that feoffment or another deed between them of 5 June 1648; if Howlden begins an action for recovery of the cottages and receives "any prejudice" because of any act of Mrs Hunt barring in law, then John Gregory in consideration of Howlden's promise to Mrs Hunt, will pay Howlden's loss or damage up to £20.
Signed by Gregorie and Houlden.
Dated 27 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 214  1648

Contents:
Feoffment by 1. Anne Hunt of Aston widow to 2. Robert Houlden of Shardlow gentleman, for £80, of messuage or cottage house in the tenure of Myles Russell, lately erected cottage in tenure of Thomas Russell and 3 crofts or closes, formerly one, in tenure of Miles and Thomas Russell, and in parish of Aston.
Dated 30 June 24 Charles
Endorsed with livery of seisin, undated.
Annexed to D 779B/T 214:
Letters of attorney from Anne Hunt to Henry Wandell of Derby apothecary, for the livery of seisin of premises to Houlden.
Dated 30 June.

[no title]  D 779B/T 215  1648

Contents:
Receipt from Anne Hunt of Aston widow to Robert Houlden of Shardlow yeoman (sic) for £240 in satisfaction of her estate in Aston Hall and all belonging to it and in satisfaction for 2 cottages and 3 little closes which she conveyed to Houlden.
Dated 30 June

Advowson of Weston and Aston  D 779B/T 216-220  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 216  [1634]

Contents:
Bargain and sale by 1. Anthony Rooper of Eltham, Kent, esquire to 2. Thomas Stych of Newberry, Barking, Essex, esquire, Henry his son and heir apparent also of Newberry, for £800, of advowsons of rectory of Weston, now occupied by John Pole clerk, and rectory of Aston, now occupied by John Porter clerk.
Dated 7 May 10 Charles, enrolled 7 June
Endorsed: shown and deposed unto by John Wescott and Roger Allestree before Ric Weston.

[no title]  D 779B/T 217  [1634]

Contents:
Grant by 1. Thomas Stytch and Henry Stytch gentleman as in D 779B/T 216 to 2. Henry Clerke of the Middle Temple esquire, for good causes and considerations, of the next advowson to the Rectory of Aston, now occupied by John Porter clerk
Dated 13 December 10 Charles
Endorsed: shown and deposed unto by Maurice Eady and Richard Head at their examination by Ric Weston

[no title]  D 779B/T 218  1636/7

Contents:
Admission and Institution of Richard Clerke clerk MA to Rectory of Aston, vacant on death of last incumbent, upon the presentation of the patron Henry Clerke esquire.
Dated Eccleshall 26 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 219  1648

Contents:
Bargain and sale by 1. Edward Earl of Dorset, Sir Henry Compton of Brambletye, Sussex, Thomas Stych esquire and Henry Stych gentleman as in D 779B/T 216 to 2. Robert Houlden of Shardlow gentleman, his son and heir apparent Henry, for £300 paid to Dorset and 5s. to Compton, Stych and Stych of the advowsons of the parish churches of Aston and Weston. Robert and Henry Houlden covenanted with the Styches to produce before whomsoever the latter nominated an indenture of 17 May 10 Charles [1634] whereby Anthony Roper sold to the Styches, inter alia, the advowson of Aston.
Dated 29 June 24 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 220  [1648]

Contents:
Covenant made between 1. Edward Earl of Dorset and 2. Robert Houlden of Shardlow gentleman and Henry his son and heir apparent, reciting conveyance of 6 March 23 Charles [1648] - see D 779B/T 209 - by which the Earl of Dorset, Sir Henry Compton and Margaret Roper conveyed Weston Hall, the park and manors of Weston and Aston etc and the conveyance of 29 instant from Sir Henry Compton, Thomas Stych and Henry Stych to Robert and Henry Houlden, for £300, of the advowsons of Weston and Aston and witnessing that Robert and Henry Houlden covenanted to pay £300, with interest "for the forbearance thereof" at 6% per annum, within one month after Edward Roper esquire son and heir of Anthony Roper (or if he dies, his and Anthony's nearest heir) reaches the age of 21 and within 40 days of reaching his full age shall have made a better assurance to the Houldens of the manors of Weston and Aston, and that the Earl of Dorset covenanted that if Edward should refuse to make assurance, then the Houldens might hold the advowsons without payment of the £300 and interest.
Dated 30 June 24 Charles
Endorsed: shown to Thomas Wandell at his examination in Chancery on behalf of Samuel Holden esquire against Sir Nich. Willmot undated.

Weet Close, Aston and Hall Haye, Shardlow and Wilne  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 221  1648/9

Contents:
Assignment of lease by 1. Zachary Johnson of Netherseal, county Leicester, clerk, executor of the will of John Birkenhead gentleman deceased, and William Hanworth of Burton upon Trent, county Stafford, butcher to 2. Robert Houlden of Shardlow gentleman for £86, of close of pasture called the Weet Close in Aston, and close called the Hall Haye in Shardlow and Wilne, for the remaining life of Anne Hunt, the closes once having been the freehold of John Hunt late of Aston gentleman deceased and Anne his wife and leased by them to John Birkenhead for their lives.
Dated 1 March

Manor of Weston and Aston, 1649  D 779B/T 222-223  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 222  1649

Contents:
Bargain and sale made between 1. Edward Earl of Dorset and 2. Robert Houlden of Shardlow gentleman, Henry his eldest son, Richard Leavis of Risley yeoman and Thomas Rowe of London mercer, by which for £3,436 5s 4d paid by Robert and Henry Houlden the Earl of Dorset conveyed at Robert Houlden's direction to Henry Houlden, Leavis and Roe, premises as in D 779B/T 209 (given in slightly different order and with some differences in spelling).
Dated 10 May
Endorsed as produced to Thomas Wandell at his examination on behalf of Samuel Holden esquire against Sir Nicholas Willmot, undated

[no title]  D 779B/T 223  undated

Contents:
Unexecuted release by 1. Richard Compton of Brambletye, Sussex esquire son and heir of Sir Henry Compton deceased to 2. Henry Houlden son of Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman, Richard Levis of Beeston, county Nottingham yeoman and Thomas Roe as in D 779B/T 222, for 10s, of his claim in manor of Weston and Aston and lands belonging, for further confirmation of Robert Houlden's purchase of the same in the names of party 2.
Not dated

Documents which may (D 779B/T 224-233) or certainly (D 779B/T 234-261) relate to dispute between Robert Houlden and Nicholas Wil(li)mot esquire concerning title to lands purchased by Houlden on 6 March 1647/8 (see D 779B/T 209), 1649-1659  D 779B/T 224-261  [n.d.]

Contents:
D 779B/T 224-233 copies of deeds and other documents dated 1546-1621 and relating to the history of the Weston property before Houlden's purchase; certificate concerning Anthony Roper's deeds.

[no title]  D 779B/T 224  1649


Related information: See D 779B/T 173

Contents:
Exemplification of final concord dated Ascension [1611]
Dated 13 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 225  1650

Contents:
Copy of writ of precipe to John Holden and Thomas Preston, dated 30 October 19 James I [1621] ordering them to surrender to Henry Weare and Edmund Halman gentlemen, the manors of Weston and Aston, 4 messuages, 4 tofts, 1 mill, 1 dovehouse, 4 gardens, 300 acres land, 300 acres heath and furze, 100 acres meadow, 150 acres pasture, 10 acres wood, 300 acres moor, 60s. rents, rent of 11b pepper, common of pasture, free fishing in waters of Trent and 'Darwent', free warren and view of frankpledge, in Weston, Aston, Wilne, Shardlow, Morley, Smalley and Kiddesley and the advowsons of Weston, Aston and Morley, of which Weare and Halman have been unjustly disseised.
Dated 18 May, examined 6 November

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 226

Contents:
Abstract of description of premises as in D 779B/T 225.

[no title]  D 779B/T 227  1650

Contents:
Copy of writ of entry upon disseisin in le post dated 21 Nov. 19 James I [1621], reciting that Henry Weare gentleman and Edmund Halman gentleman have recovered properties as in D 779B/T 225 against John Holden and Thomas Preston and are to be given seisin of the same. Seisin 25 November [1621]
Dated 21 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 228-229  1651

Contents:
Exemplifications of settlement by final concord, Trinity 1 May [1553] between Thomas Carus, George Frevile esquires, Richard Cupper and Robert Fletcher gentlemen quer and William Pagett knight Lord Pagett of Beawdesert and Anne his wife defendants concerning the manors of Weston, Aston, Wilne, Shardlow, Morley and Smalley, Morley Park, 60 messuages, 20 cottages, 20 tofts, 1 windmill, 1 horse mill, 2 dovehouses, 20 gardens, 20 orchards, 2,000 acres land, 100 acres meadow, 1,000 acres pasture, 500 acres heath and furze, 500 acres common of pasture, free fishing in waters of Trent and Derwent, free warren, view of frankpledge, £10 rents, rent of 11b pepper, with appurtences, in above-named places and Kiddesley, advowsons of Weston, Aston and Morley, by which William and Anne conceded to Richard and Robert a rent of £50 issuing from the above premises, and acknowledged the premises to be the right of Thomas and quitclaimed them to Thomas, George and the heirs of Thomas, and for the aforesaid, Richard and Robert conceded the rent of £50 to William for his life, then successively to his executors and assigns for 15 years, to Charles Pagett, William's third son, and the lawful heirs male of his body, to Henry Pagett knight son and heir apparent of William and the lawful heirs male of his body, to Thomas, William's second son and lawful heirs male of his body, to lawful heirs male of William's body, to Etheldreda wife of Christopher Alen knight, Anne wife of Henry Lee knight, Jane, Elianora, Dorothy and Grisilda Pagett, daughters of William for their lives, and to William's right heirs, and for the aforesaid quitclaim, fine and concord, Thomas and George conceded to William the properties above named for the life of William without impeachment of waste, with successive remainders to the executors and assigns of William for 15 years, to Charles his third son for life, to Henry his first son and lawful heirs made of his body, to heirs male of the bodies of William and Anne, to their daughters (as above) for their lives, and right heirs of William.
Dated 16 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 230  1651

Contents:
Copy of petition from William Pagett esquire only son of Thomas late Lord Pagett, that he may be restored as the son and heir to Thomas, who was attainted of high treason, and to the honour, dignity and style of barony, and to the preeminence which Thomas and before him William Lord Pagett had as Lord Pagett of Beaudesert and to the hereditaments which may descend to him, as if Thomas had never been attainted.
In the first year of James. The House of Commons assented to the bill.
Endorsed 19 March 1604/5
Dated November

[no title]  D 779B/T 231  1651/2

Contents:
Copy of letters patent dated 17 July 26 Elizabeth I [1584] appointing John Manners esquire, John Zouche knight, Francis Rodes sergeant at law, John Harper, John Bullocke and Laurence Brodebanck (later called Broadbent) esquires, as commissioners to enquire into what lands had Thomas Lord Paget of 'Bewdezeri' [Beaudesert] and Charles Paget, who have left the country in contempt of the Crown, their title and value, and to seize their lands, and copy of inquisition held at Stapenhill 17 August 26 Elizabeth I [1584] before the above-named commissioners (excepting Zouche) concerning manors of Weston, Ashton, Wilne, Shardlow, Morley and Smalley, park called Morley Parke, 60 messuages, 20 cottages, 20 tofts, one windmill, one horse mill, 2 dovecotes, 20 gardens, 20 orchards, 2,000 acres land, 100 acres.
Meadow, 1,000 acres pasture, 500 acres heath and furze, 500 acres common of pasture, free fishing in Trent and Derwent, free warren, view of frankpledge, £10 rents, 11b pepper, in all above places and Kiddesley, advowsons of Weston, Aston and Morley, reciting fine levied Trinity 1 Mary [1553] - see D 779B/T 228-229 - of the aforesaid premises and that William Lord Paget (of the fine) made Henry his son and heir apparent his executor, and he died 9 June 5 Elizabeth I [1563]; then Henry assumed execution of this testament and administration, and entered the premises for a term of 15 years, he died without heirs male and the 15-year term expired on 10 June 20 Elizabeth I [1578], then Charles entered the premises and at the time of his departure was seised of his demesne as of freehold for his life; with recital of remainders; premises are worth above reprises £83 0s 3d; Charles was possessed also of a term of - years in Melbourne Parke to begin at the determination of estate of Gawin Bewley, value -
Dated 13 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 232  1652

Contents:
Signed certificate of Thomas Preston that the deed his master Mr Roop' [Roper] made to Gage and Steede was made in trust to them until he made his first wife a jointure out of his lands at Eltham, Kent; when the jointure was made the deed was delivered to Mr Roop' and before the recovery; that Mr Roop' before the feoffment to John Houlden and Preston made several entries of every part of the demesnes in Weston, Aston, Wilne and Shardlow, and of Wadd Flatt of Sawley side and that Mrs Alice Houlden and old Mr Williamott joined in a surrender made by Nicholas ?Low of Derby to Mr Roop' and wife Mary, and also widow Hill, ?Sheepy, Bonsall, widow Smith, Sheldon, Sharwin, Whittington, Pim of Shardlow ('Shordlow'), all in several assignments joined before the recovery and also Robert Houlden for Taylors Farm in Wilne and the above Mrs Houlden for farm in Shardlow, and Mrs Houlden and old Mr Robert Williamott for her farms in Wilne and the Shrubbs.
Dated April

[no title]  D 779B/T 233  1654/5

Contents:
Letters patent of exemplification of 1) letters patent dated 26 October 38 Henry VIII [1546] granting to William Pagett knight, for the surrender of letters dated 28 Nov 34 Henry VIII [1542] and for £2,708 18s 5½d paid to the King and £3,000 paid to the Treasurer of Court of Augmentations, the lordships and manors of Weston, Aston, 'Wilney', Shardlow, Morley and Smalley, recently parcel of the lands of John Bishop of Chester and recently granted to the King by the Bishop, the advowsons of Aston and Weston, also recently belonging to the Bishop of Chester, and all messuages, mills, buildings, lands, woods, waters, fishings, minerals, rents, perquisites of courts, courts, to hold in chief by the service of 20th part of a military fee, and of 2) letters patent dated 20 July 36 Elizabeth I [1594] granting to Edward Stanhopp esquire and others for 66s 8d paid by Stanhopp doctor of civil laws, Thomas Wright and William Manncefeild, the capital messuage of Weston and Aston, barn, orchard, garden and close called the Parke containing 24 acres, close called Poole Yard 3 acres, Gorsie Close 3 acres, the Hall Orchard 2 acres, New Close alias Hallowe recently enclosed out of the common 40 acres, Cote Close l acre, in Shardlow, close called Caldwell Hill recently enclosed out of the common fields 40 acres, first moth of 3 parcels of meadow in the common meadow of Weston containing 20 acres, parcels of meadow called Lakeholme in Aston meadow, and Comholme containing 5 acres, within Wilne and Shardlow, Gill Meadow 2 acres, in Aston meadow, All Somer meadow 3 acres in Aston, 3 virgates of arable in common fields of Weston and Aston, 3 small closes called Deane Leazowe, Middle Close and le Ould Close, parcels of meadow called Reddie Pitt, Forke Meadow, Hall greene, together 3 acres in Aston, all lands in Weston, Aston, Shardlow and Wilne pertaining to the site of the manor, recently in the occupation of Thomas Mannors knight, parcels of the manor of Weston and Aston and recently of the possessions of Charles Pagett attainted of high treason, for the lives of Stanhopp, Wright and Manncefeild, at rent of £26 13s 4d, paying heriett of £6 at death of any of the three lessees dying tenant of the premises, and of 3) letters patent dated 10 June 10 James [1612] granting to Anthony Roper esquire and Mary his wife and the heirs and assigns of Mary for ever, the manor of Weston and the manors of Aston, Wilne, Shardlow, Morley and Smalley, Morley Park, the advowsons of Aston, Weston and Morley, and all buildings, lands etc in above-named places and Kiddesley belonging to the manors, advowsons and park, to hold in chief by the fortieth part of a knight's fee.
Dated at Westminster 16 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 234  undated

Contents:
Paper: title of the manor of Weston on 'our' part and Mr Willmot's title

[no title]  D 779B/T 235-246  1649-1656

Contents:
Bundle of leases, each endorsed (except D 779B/T 245) lease of ejectment, with related papers, 1649-1656.

[no title]  D 779B/T 235  1649

Contents:
Lease for 3 years by Robert Houlden of Shardlow gentleman to Thomas Clementson of Aston yeoman, of close in the lordship of Weston called Oxendoles, late in the possession of Edward Hill, rent 12d.
Dated 2 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 236  1649

Contents:
Lease for 3 years by Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman to William Locko of Aston labourer, of closes in Weston called the Middle Close and Deane Leas, and 1½ yardlands, parcel of the demesnes of the manor, late in the possession of Richard Palfreman. Rent 12d.
Dated 1 October
Memorandum at foot, that Richard Palfreman's cows and young cattle were put into the Middle Close, "after they was put forth" and this lease sealed... and after Anne, Richard's wife, was the ejector and was within the close, 1 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 237  1649/50

Contents:
Lease for 5 years by Robert Houlden to William Lockoe as in D 779B/T 236 of messuage, farm or tenement where Edward Hill lately dwelt, and 1½ yardland of land, with memorandum that 'Alis', Edward's wife, was the ejector. The lease was sealed in the entry in the house and in the fold yard, 21 March 1652/3.
Dated 21 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 238  1650

Contents:
Lease for 3 years by Robert Houlden to William Locko as in D 779B/T 236 of the Old Cloase in Weston, parcel of Weston demesnes, lately in the possession of Richard Domelo and William Smith, rent 12d. Memorandum that 'Katherine' Domelo was the ejector and put in a bullock and heifer, 8 April and Richard Domelo put in a bullock and heifer 9 Ap
Dated 8 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 239  1651

Contents:
Lease for 4 years by Henry Houlden of Aston gentleman, Richard Levis of Beeston, county Nottingham, yeoman and Thomas Rowe of the City of London silkman to William Lockoe of Aston labourer for a competent sum, of messuage, farm or tenement on which Thomas Taberer does or lately did dwell, in Weston, and 1½ yardlands in Weston belonging to the messuage.
Dated 12 April
Endorsed with memorandum of livery taken by Edward Houlden in the name of the lessors and delivered to Lockoe on 22 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 240  1651

Contents:
Lease for 5 years by Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman to William Locko of Aston labourer, of New or Hallow Cloase, parcel of Weston demesnes, rent 12d. With memorandum that the ejectors were John Henshaw of Weston and Gilbert Domelo, 25 October.
Dated 25 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 241  1653

Contents:
Lease for 5 years by Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman to William Lockoe of Aston yeoman of cottage house in Weston whereon Thomas Allen now or lately did dwell. With memorandum that Anne wife of Thomas Allen was the ejector, 19 Ap.
Dated 18 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 242  1653

Contents:
Lease for 5 years by Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman to William Lockoe of Aston husbandman of messuages, farms or tenements in possession of Thomas Taberor, Robert Storer, George Gilbert, Alice Henshawe widow, Richard Palfryman and Robert Buckley in Weston and of Edward Hill and Dorothy ? Cantrell widow, in Aston, and of yardland in Weston in possession of Robert Storer and Richard Dumylowe, yardland in Weston in possession of Thomas Taberor, ½ yardland in Aston in possession of Edward Hill, which 2½ yardlands are reputed parcel of the demesnes of Weston, rent 12d.
Dated 11 October
Endorsed that William Barton was the ejector.

[no title]  D 779B/T 243  1653/4

Contents:
Letter from Jo. Campion to Robert Holden at Aston, that a writ was taken out against Campion this last [law] term at the suit of Richard Palfreyman, with which Campion acquaints Holden, because the latter's title may be concerned and Campion is unwilling that any suit should be defended in his name.
Dated 19 January
Received 23 January.

[no title]  D 779B/T 244  undated

Contents:
Copy of declaration in ejectment of Michaelmas 1655: William Lockoe against Robert Bate of Aston husbandman, for that Robert Houlden gentleman on 20 November 1655 demised to Lockoe 2 acres meadow and 2 acres pasture in Wilne and Shardlow for 3 years, which Locko possessed, but was then dispossessed by Bate on 20 November by force and arms. With note from Bate to Mr Cooke concerning the same.
Not dated

[no title]  D 779B/T 245  1656


Related information: (This lease is not endorsed as a lease of ejectment, but see D 779B/T 246)

Contents:
Lease for 3 years by Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman to William Lockoe of Aston yeoman, of 4 cottages in the parishes of Aston and Weston in tenure of John Boy, Richard Hall, Thomas Allen and Thomas Cowley, rent 20s.
Dated 1 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 246  undated

Contents:
Copy of declaration in ejectment, Easter Term 1656; William Lockoe against Edward Siddowne of Aston husbandman, for that Robert Houlden gentleman on 1 May 1656, demised to Lockoe 4 messuages in Aston and Weston for 3 years, Lockoe entered, but on 1 May 1656 was dispossessed by Siddowne by force and arms. With marginal note by Siddowne, 27 May 1656.
Not dated

[no title]  D 779B/T 247  1649/50

Contents:
Exemplification of verdict in action of trespass and ejeccione firme, Trinity term 1649, Thomas Clementson complainant against Edward Hill of Aston who, after Robert Houlden gentleman on 4 April 1649 had leased 20 acres pasture in Weston for 3 years to Clementson and Clementson had entered the premises, had dispossessed him. Hill guilty. Endorsed "for Oxendoales".
Dated 12 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 248  1649/50

Contents:
Exemplification of verdict, Hilary term 24 Charles [1649] in case Thomas Swindell against Robert Bate and John Bentley (servants of Robert Holden) that Anthony Roper was seised in fee of the Hollowe in Weston, Bate and Bentley being awarded damages. Recited on the one hand that Anthony Roper had leased the premises for 40 years to Thomas and Henry Stych, who had assigned them to Holden and on the other that John Wrightson was seised of the premises and gave them to Anthony and Mary Roper and the heirs of Mary, that Mary, then Anthony died, and their daughter Mary had sold the premises to Nicholas Willimott esquire.
Dated 12 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 249  1651

Contents:
Exemplification of verdict in action of trespass and ejeccione firme, Hilary Term 1650, William Lockoe complainant against Ursula Egleston of Weston widow, who, after Robert Holden gentleman on 1 October 1649, had leased 5 acres pasture in Weston to Lockoe for 3 years and Lockoe had entered the premises, had dispossessed him.
Endorsed "for the Cuningree close".
Dated 12 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 250  undated

Contents:
Copy of order dated Morrow of St Martin [12 Nov] 1654, in Lockoe and Palfryman, that Mr Willmott shall enjoy all those lands particularly named in his deed dated 1 October 23 Charles [1647] and Holden shall enjoy the rest (except the Hollowe).
Further there shall be a trial at the Bar for the Hollowe, that concerning the meane profits and arrears of rent it is referred to be settled by Edward Pegg of Ashbourne and Thomas Newton of Duffield before 20 January. For the possession of the lands now in question, 2 tenements and 99 acres, they are to be delivered to Holden at Lady Day next and rents paid to Holden, and likewise all other lands belonging to Holden but in Willmott's possession, and lands belonging to Willmott but in Holden's possession are to be delivered to Willmott. All actions are to cease except for the Hollowe.
Not dated

[no title]  D 779B/T 251  undated

Contents:
Copy from Mr Edward Pegg and Mr Thomas Newton
'Referees by rule of Court' (See D 779B/T 250).
Consists of short list of 5 persons with properties and sums of money (total, over £260)
'Taken by them' 19 January 1654/5. Endorsed
"A Copy of maine p'fitts proved".

[no title]  D 779B/T 252  undated

Contents:
"Notes of" the special verdict between Will Lockow plaintiff and Richard Palfryman and wife Anne defendants.

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 253

Contents:
Paper of legal notes concerning Lockoe and Palfryman and his wife, and Lockow against Domylow from Sir Edward Barnard's and Styles' Reports.

[no title]  D 779B/T 254  undated

Contents:
"An abstract of our & Mr Wilmots title to the Hollow".

[no title]  D 779B/T 255-256  1656

Contents:
Confirmation (?not executed) and counterpart made between 1. Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman and Richard Levis of Beeston, county Nottingham, yeoman and 2. Thomas Catesbie servant to Nicholas Willimott of Grays Inn esquire reciting that on 6 March 23 Charles [1648], the Earl of Dorset, Sir Henry Compton (both now dead) and Margaret Roper granted to Robert and Henry Houlden, Richard Levis and Thomas Roe inter alia the New or Hollowe Close in Weston, that on 10 May 1649 the Earl of Dorset released his estate in premises to some 4 persons, that Henry Houlden on 24 May 1651 released the premises to Levis and Roe, that Roe on 16 February 1651/2 released the premises to Levis, and witnessing that Levis, by direction of Robert Houlden and for 5s paid by Catesbie, confirmed half of the Hollowe Close lately divided into two, as it is now meared out lying on the east end of the Close next to the River Trent, in Weston, in the tenure of Nicholas Willimott and Robert Houlden, the whole close containing 100 acres.
Dated 1 September

[no title]  D 779B/T 257  1656

Contents:
Assignment of term by 1. Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman to 2. Robert Storer servant to Nicholas Willimott of Grays Inn esquire, reciting that Anthony Roper demised New or Hollow Close in Weston to Thomas and Henry Stich on 26 May 13 Charles [1637] for 40 years (see D 779B/T 46) and that the term was assigned to Robert Houlden on 12 February 23 Charles [1648] and witnessing that Houlden in pursuance of an award dated 29 August 1655 and for 5s. paid by Robert Storer, assigned half the New or Hollowe Close (described as in D 779B/T 255-6) to Storer for the remainder of the recited term.
Dated 1 September

[no title]  D 779B/T 258  1656

Contents:
Counterpart assignment of term by 1. Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman to 2. William Leaper of Osmaston yeoman, reciting as D 779B/T 257 and witnessing as D 779B/T 257.
Dated 1 September

[no title]  D 779B/T 259  1656

Contents:
Conveyance by 1. Nicholas Willimot of Osmaston to 2. Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman, in pursuance of an award made by Richard Newdegate sergeant at law (see D 779B/T 260) and for 5s., of half Hallowe Close lately divided into two parts as it is now meared out lying on the west end of the said close, heretofore belonging to or accounted part of the manor of Weston and lying in Weston, in the tenure of Willimot and Houlden, the whole containing 100 acres.
Dated 1 September
Endorsed 1) shown to Samuel Houlden gentleman at his examination on the plaintiffs behalf. In chancery, Robert Houlden plaintiff and Nicholas Willimott defendant, 15 October 1658 2) in pursuance of an order dated 1 February in case between parties as in 1) this conveyance is again allowed and the defendant should execute it. 17 February 1658/9

[no title]  D 779B/T 260  1658/9

Contents:
Writ to Nicholas Willimott esquire reciting a judgement in Chancery which recited that in Trinity Term 1657 Robert Houlden gentleman complainant exhibited a bill of complaint against Nicholas Willimott esquire declaring that there were controversies between them concerning lands in Weston and in particular the Hollowe Close, that there was a cause in ejeccione firme between Edward Sitdowne as lessee to complainant (then plaintiff) and ?Can...or defendant, tenant to the now defendant, which was ready to be tried in Easter Term 1655 in the Upper Bench, and the complainant and defendant there agreed to refer their differences to Mr Sergeant Newdegate, who on 29 August 1655 awarded an equal division of Newe Close alias the Hollowe (further details) and William Leaper of Osmaston gentleman and John Houlden of Wilne gentleman were nominated to make the division, the division was made and each party entered his part of the premises, assurances were made by the complainant to defendant and vice versa of their halves of the property, but the defendant delayed to execute his and to levy a fine as agreed, by reason whereof - (missing) of the defendant were encouraged to disturb the complainant in his moiety, so the complainant prayed relief from the court, and after the defendant's reply, examination of witnesses etc., on 1 February 1658/9 the court decreed that the award was confirmed and that each party was to execute a conveyance to the other. Now the chancery award is ratified, each party is to convey half the premises to the other, and Willimott is to perform the decree.
Dated 12 February
Endorsed In Chancery between Robert Houlden gentleman pl and...and Richard Palfryman. Writing showed to John Russell...and to Joseph Creswell and Thos Clarke at their examination on Robert Houlden's part 3 June 1659

[no title]  D 779B/T 261  1659

Contents:
Sworn deposition by Robert Houlden the plaintiff in a case against Nicholas Willimot esquire defendant that since he purchased the manor of Weston there have been many suits and trials between him and the defendant, and Holden has obtained above 20 verdicts against defendant concerning the manor, of which Hallow Close alias New Close now in question is parcel, one of which verdicts is for the whole close as appears by exemplifactions thereof.
Dated 14 October

Marriage of Henry Houlden and Dorothy Parker  D 779B/T 262-265  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 262-263  1651

Contents:
Counterpart of marriage settlement by lease and release from 1. Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman to 2. William Allestry of Derby esquire and William Turner of Derby gentleman, for marriage between Henry son of Robert Houlden and Dorothy a daughter of Margaret Parker of Derby widow and of Joseph Parker late of Derby gentleman and for £600 paid for Dorothy's marriage portion, and to settle the premises in Henry's name and blood, of close of meadow or pasture ground called Humber holme or Humber holmes in Osmaston, Alvaston and Boulton, messuage in Mapperley called the head houses, closes in Mapperley called the Pease Hill, Sawe Closes, Cowe Close, Little Close, Sheepe Close, Sheepe Close Meadowe, Ley Close, great Pitt Close, Little Pitt Close and Meadowe Close, all formerly the inheritance of Richard Palmer esquire in trust to the use of Robert Houlden for life, then to the use of Henry Houlden and his heirs male, with remainder to Robert Houlden, his heirs and assigns, and with a proviso that if Robert, during his and Henry's joint lives should convey hereditaments of £80 clear annual value within Aston and Weston to uses as above, then the estate above limited to Henry and his heirs male should be void.
Dated 28, 29 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 264  1651

Contents:
Counterpart marriage settlement by release in trust made between 1. Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman, Henry his son and heir apparent, Richard Levis of Beeston, county Nottingham, yeoman, Thomas Rowe of London mercer, and 2. William Allestrye of Derby esquire, William Turner of Derby gentleman, Dorothy one of the daughters of Joseph Parker late of Derby gentleman deceased by which for the marriage between Henry Houlden and Dorothy Parker, for £600 paid by Dorothy's mother Margaret for her marriage portion and in full satisfaction of what was left her in her father's will, and to settle a jointure upon her, capital messuage called Weston Hall reputed to be the manor house, closes called the Hall Close or Closes, Poole Close, the Parke and Mistris Eyres Hallowe, in Weston, messuage, farm or tenement in Weston in the possession of Thomas Taberer and lands belonging to the farm, common of pasture for cattle upon the premises to be enjoyed in moors, wastes and commonable places of the manor of Weston, were conveyed to Allestrye and Turner in trust as to Weston Hall and the named closes for Henry and Dorothy for their lives, in lieu of dower, with successive remainders to heirs male, their daughters, the heirs male of Henry, Robert Houlden, his heirs and assigns; as to Taberer's messuage etc to the use of Henry Houlden and the heirs male of Henry and Dorothy, with successive remainders to their daughters, Henry's male heirs, Robert Houlden, his heirs and assigns. With proviso that if Henry should die without male issue by Dorothy or if such sons should die under the age of 21, and within 2 years of sons' deaths, the other sons of Henry, or Robert Houlden, pay Allestrye and Turner £1,000 for Henry and Dorothy's daughters, then the estate limited to the daughters is void.
Dated 29 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 265  1651

Contents:
Counterpart of supplementary marriage settlement by assignment by 1. Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman to 2. Margaret Parker of Derby widow and Gilbert Ward of Derby mercer, for marriage between Henry son and heir apparent of Robert Houlden and Dorothy daughter of Margaret Parker and for Dorothy's marriage portion, of capital messuage called Weston Hall, closes in Weston called the Hall Close or Closes, Poole Close, the Parke and Mistris Eyres Hallow, for the remainder of a term for 40 years, demised by Anthony Roper esquire deceased on 26 May 13 Charles [1637] (see D 779B/T 53) to Thomas and Henry Stich, a term now vested in Robert Houlden, in trust to permit Henry Houlden to enjoy the profits, but on his death within the term, Dorothy is to receive the profits for life if the term continues so long; if she dies within the term, to permit the person to whom the premises revert at the expiration of the term to take the profits.
Dated 29 April

Trust deed  [no ref.]  1651/2


Related information: see also D 779B/T 272

[no title]  D 779B/T 266  1651/2


Related information: (see D 779B/T 209)

Contents:
Release by Thomas Rowe citizen and mercer of London to Richard Levis of Beeston, county Nottingham, yeoman, for a competent sum, of his right to premises in deed of 6 March 23 Charles [1648]
Dated 16 February
Endorsed as shown to Abell Gould, on behalf of Samuel Holden esquire against Sir Nicholas Willmot, at his examination in Chancery

1653-1657, excepting settlement deed of 1656/7  D 779B/T 267-271  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 267  1653

Contents:
Bargain and sale by William Leche of Shipley esquire to Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman, for a competent sum, of a parcel of meadow ground containing 100 acres called Wadflatt in Cleech holme, within the precincts of Sawley but reputed parcel of the manor of Weston, and now in Houlden's possession, 3 doles of land meadow near Wadflatt late in possession of Robert Moare of Little Wilne, fishing or fishing places in Darwent called the Ould Water.
Dated 1 July
Endorsed with enrolment on Close Rolls 4 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 268  1655/6

Contents:
Note "to draw" a conveyance (as in deed of 8 March 1655/6 D 779B/T 269)
Dated 19 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 269  1655/6

Contents:
Counterpart feoffment by 1. Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman and Richard Levis of Beeston, county Nottingham, yeoman to 2. Nicholas Cowlashaw (or Cowlishaw) of Shardlow, parish of Aston, yeoman, for £450, of messuage in Shardlow in which 2 lives, 2 yardlands within fields and liberties of Shardlow and Wilne in 2.'s tenure, flatt of arable used for rye in Shardlow, before in possession of widow Roulston or Robert Roulston and now of 2., 100 sheepgates in commons and commonable places of Wilne and Shardlow belonging to the yardlands in the usual proportion of 50 to a yardland, reserving a row of willows called Beckmore Willowes being northward near to two lands, part of the premises, with free access to the row, and 6 acres inclosed ground called Piggin Flatt formerly used with the premises.
Dated 8 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 270  1656

Contents:
Counterpart bargain and sale and feoffment by 1. Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman and Richard Levis of Beeston, county Nottingham, yeoman to 2. John Soare of Shardlow yeoman, for £320 of yardland of arable, meadow and pasture ground, 10 beast or horse pastures and 50 sheepgates in the common fields of Wilne and Shardlow belonging to the Yard Land, piece of meadow called Wadd Flatt in Aston parish in possession of Robert Houlden, 3 doles of meadow ground "of" the East side of the Flatt in Aston parish towards a town called Sawley, trees and willows upon the premises, all in the tenure of Houlden or Nicholas Cowlishaw (one barn and stable, one fould yard in Wilne in which a dwelling house was heretofore standing and a close belonging called Wards Closse in Wilne containing 1½ acres with willows and trees in the close, parcel of the Yard Land and premises called part of Wards Yard Land, excepted)
Dated 21 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 271  1657

Contents:
Lease for 21 years, from 25 March last, by Charles Cotton of Beresford, county Stafford esquire to Robert Holden of Aston gentleman, of a close or parcel of ground, meadow or pasture called the Parsons Holme in Spondon, in Holden's possession, for £30 and £30 rent.
Dated 1 April

Settlement deeds 1656/7 and 1658  D 779B/T 272-273  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 272  1656/7


Related information: see D 779B/T 209

Contents:
Release by Richard Leavis of Beeston, county Nottingham, yeoman, to Samuel son of Robert Houlden the elder of Aston, of the manor of Weston, reciting that Robert, Leavis's brother in law, appointed him, with others a trustee of the manor, in a conveyance dated March 1647
Dated 7 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 273  1658

Contents:
Bargain and sale to uses by Thomas Wandell citizen and merchant tailor of London to Samuel Houlden of Grays Inn esquire, reciting deed of 3 Feb [1648], see D 779B/T 121, that Robert Houlden the son and Thomas Wandell were to hold the premises to the use of Robert Houlden the father, and that Robert the son is dead, and witnessing that Wandell in performance of his trust and for 5s. paid by Robert Houlden the father, conveyed the premises (Aston Hall etc) as in recited deed, to the use of Robert the father and Margery his wife for their lives, with remainder to Samuel, his heirs and assigns.
Dated 8 October
Endorsed with livery of seisin

Hollowe Close and Cotte Close  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 274-5  [1622]

Contents:
Lease and conditional lease as D 779B/T 187, 188

[no title]  D 779B/T 276  1658/9

Contents:
Assignment by Alice Fletcher of London widow to John, son of Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman, of her estate in Hollowe Close and Cotte Close, as in Anthony and Mary Roper's deed of 27 March 20 James [1622], reciting the deed and that James Taylor is dead. For £140
Dated 14 February

Robert Houlden's deeds, 1659  D 779B/T 277-281  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 277  1659

Contents:
Assignment by Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman to John Buxton of Aston gentleman and Robert Wandell of Derby gentleman, of term of years in the manor of Weston and other lands in the parishes of Aston and Weston, possessed by Houlden for a term of years unexpired under a lease made by Anthony Ropert esquire to Thomas and Henry Stich and assigned to Houlden, now assigned in trust to be attendant on reversion as directed in Houlden 's will.
Dated 26 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 278-279  1659

Contents:
Lease and release by Robert Holden of Aston gentleman to Samuel and John Holden his sons, of 2 messuages, cottages or tenements in Aston, in the tenure of Richard Pym and Joseph Moreley, with buildings and lands belonging, and all messuages, lands etc. of Robert in Weston, except the "seigniery" and royalties belonging to the manor of Weston, the advowson of Weston and the Thick Rushes Flatt in Weston, to be sold by Samuel and John to pay the debts and legacies which cannot be paid out of Robert's personal estate, whatever money is left over is to be retained by John.
Dated 26, 27 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 280  1659

Contents:
? Copy of covenant to stand seised by Robert Holden of Aston gentleman, in consideration of his love for Edward his youngest son and for Edward's advancement, of closes and parcels of land in Weston called the Old Close, the Gorstey Close, the Middle Close, Dean Leas and the Westwell Close, and the advowson of Weston, to the use of Robert for life and then to Edward's use.
Dated 27 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 281  1659


Related information: NOTE: See D779B/F for Robert Houlden 's will, which concerned only his goods, chattels and personal estate, except for the provision that if any of his children died before the age of 21 unmarried, their estates were to be divided between the others.

Contents:
Covenant to stand seised by Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman, who for his natural love towards his sons, Henry, Samuel and John Houlden, grants that not only he but all other persons now standing seised of the manor of Weston and its appurtenances shall stand seised to the use of himself Robert for life and then to the use of Henry, Samuel and John, their heirs and assigns for ever.
Dated 31 December

Deeds of Samuel Holden  D 779B/T 282-322  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 282  undated

Contents:
Memorandum [? written by Henry son of Robert Houlden] That 1. his father promised upon a condition of marriage to make his estate £200 a year at his (father's) death and then to give him the 'Ryalltye' 2. he promised £200 of writer's wife's portion but writer has received only £100 3. father promised the use of £200 for one year and Mother P[arker?], which she did but not father 4. writer desires a brotherly composition 5. he is the elder brother and it is not unknown he has added as much to the estate as the rest 6. he was put barely into the world considering father's estate and put upon a 'vast charge' in his ? settling 7. he desires the 6 yardland, 2 tenements and whinholme 8. although his father was very tender of his children yet it's hard the younger should go away with the greatest part
Not dated

Weston property sold to Henry Houlden  D 779B/T 283-5  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 283  1660

Contents:
Counterpart assignment of term by 1. John Buxton of Aston gentleman, Robert Wandell of Derby gentleman, Samuel and John Houlden, sons of Robert late of Aston gentleman deceased to 2. Henry Houlden another of Robert Houlden 's sons, Joseph Parker of Derby gentleman and Robert Houlden of Normanton gentleman, reciting lease for 40 years dated 26 May 13 Charles [1637] of inter alia the premises named below (see D 779B/T 46), that Robert Houlden deceased purchased both the remainder of the term and the reversion of the premises, that the lease was assigned to Buxton and Wandell in trust for Robert Houlden, who conveyed the inheritance to his sons Samuel and John to sell, with the remainder of the term, to pay his debts, and witnessing that Buxton and Wandell, in execution of their trust and with John and Samuel's consent, for 5s. paid to Buxton and Wandell and £687 5s paid to Samuel and John Houlden, by Henry Houlden, the full sum for the purchase of both the remainder of the term and the reversion, assigned to Parker and Robert Houlden of Normanton in trust for Henry Houlden, 2 messuages in Weston in the occupations of William Smith and Richard Whittington, with buildings, gardens, lands belonging reputed to be 3 yardlands, lands, meadows and pastures in Weston in Henry Houlden's tenure containing 6 yardland and closes of land, meadow and pasture in Weston called Wyn Holme, Kiddey croft close, Conigree Close, meadow ground called Hollow Pyke, reserving thicke rushes Flatt, parcel of the premises, and common in the hollow or New Close in Weston.
Dated 1 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 284  undated

Contents:
Draft of deed below, endorsed 'The lands I sold to Br: Harry'

[no title]  D 779B/T 285  1660

Contents:
Counterpart feoffment by Samuel and John Houlden gentlemen and Richard Levis of Beeston, county Nottingham, gentleman to Henry Houlden son and heir of Robert Houlden deceased, for £687 5s paid to Samuel and John Houlden, of premises as in D 779B/T 283. Attornies for livery of seisin, John Chambers gentleman, John Bruckhouse gentleman.
Dated 3 May

Settlement deeds [1661] - 1665  D 779B/T 286-9  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 286  [1661]


Related information: see D 779B/T 281

Contents:
Covenant to stand seised (not executed) by John Houlden of Aston gentleman to Samuel Houlden of Aston gentleman, John's brother, in consideration of his love for Samuel, of one third of the manor of Weston, to the use of Samuel, reciting Robert Houlden' s declaration of 31 December 1659
Dated 2 August 13 Charles II

[no title]  D 779B/T 287  1664

Contents:
Quitclaim from John Houlden of Aston gentleman to Samuel Houlden of Grays Inn esquire of his right in 2 messuages in Aston late in the tenures of John Clemenson and Richard Pymn, and in the Hallow alias New Close in Weston, to the use of Samuel his heirs and assigns.
Dated 20 December 16 Charles II

[no title]  D 779B/T 288  1665

Contents:
Surrender by Margery Houlden of Aston widow to Samuel Houlden her son, of her estate in Aston Hall and all her other hereditaments in Aston, Weston, Wilne and Shardlow, in which Samuel has an estate of freehold or inheritance.
Dated 31 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 289  1665

Contents:
Surrender by Margery Houlden of Aston widow to Samuel Houlden her son, of Aston Hall in which she lives, with dovecote, gardens, 2 orchards, malt mill, malt house, 8 cottages in Aston in the occupations of widow Mylner, William Wood, William Barton, Thomas Phips, Robert Clifford, Thomas Cockaine, William Lockoe and Edward Syddowne, close of meadow called Hall Hay in Wilne, Wett Close with the Flash, 3½ yardlands in several fields of Aston containing 100 acres and 20 acres meadow and pasture in Aston, of which Margery was seised of an estate for life granted by her husband Robert as a jointure by a deed of 28 December 1659.
Dated 31 July

Marriage of Samuel Houlden and Mary Lathwell  D 779B/T 290-296  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 290  1665

Contents:
Marriage settlement by assignment of term in trust, made between 1. John Buxton of Youlgreave gentleman, Robert Wandell of Derby gentleman, Samuel Houlden of Grays Inn esquire second son of Robert Houlden late of Aston deceased, and 2. Edmund Lathwell of parish of St Ann Blackfriars, citizen and haberdasher of London, Robert Percivall of Hannington, county Southampton, gentleman reciting Anthony Roper's lease dated 26 May 13 Charles I [1637] to Thomas and Henry Stich of, inter alia, lands mentioned below (see D 779B/T 46), which term Robert Houlden purchased and asigned to Buxton and Wandell in trust for himself and witnessing that Buxton and Wandell, in execution of the trust, with the consent of Samuel Houlden to whom the lease has come, and in consideration of intended marriage between Mary, daughter of Edmund Lathwell, and Samuel Houlden, and of Mary's marriage portion have assigned to Lathwell and Percivall, 2 messuages in Aston in the tenures of John Clemenson and Richard Pym, with lands
Dated 31 July
Belonging, closes in Aston called the Gill meadow, Alsome meadow, Lockholme Meadow Acres, pieces of ground called Birch Acree, Forck mere Acre, 2 yard of arable land there lying with Howett Flatt, grounds called Caldwell Hill Close, the oxendoles, Thick rushes Flatt and the Hollow alias New Close in Weston, pieces of land called Great Cow holmes, Little Cowholme and the Stenyard, 2 Flatts of arable between Flatts of Joseph Wrights and abutting upon Coate Greene, all in Aston, Weston and Shardlow, in trust to permit Samuel Houlden to enjoy the profits for the residue of the 40-year term; if he should die within the term, to permit Mary to enjoy the profits for life if the term continues so long; if she dies within the term to allow whomever the reversion or remainder of the premises belongs to after the expiration of the term, to enjoy the profits.
Dated 31 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 291  1665

Contents:
Marriage settlement by covenant to stand seised made between 1. Samuel Houlden of Grays Inn esquire and 2. Francis Rivet of 'Kings Simburn' [Kings Somborne] county Southampton esquire, Joseph Wakelin of 'Dunnisthorp' county Leicester gentleman; in consideration of marriage between Samuel and Mary, daughter of Edmund Lathwell, Samuel will, after the marriage, be seised of capital messuage called Aston Hall, 3½ yard lands of arable with meadow and pasture to Aston Hall belonging, 8 cottages in Aston in the tenures of Richard Milner, William Wood, William Barton, Thomas Phips, Robert Clifford, Thomas Cockaine, William Lockoe and Edward Siddown, 2 farms in the tenures of John Clemenson and Richard Pym, closes of pasture in Aston called the Wett Close with the Flash, inclosed meadow in Wilne called the Hall Hay, 2 yard lands of arable in several fields of Aston, with pastures belonging, Howet Flatt, closes or pieces of land called Gill Meadow, Alsome Meadow, Lockholme Meadow Acres, Birch Acre, and Forkmere meadow, in township of Aston, in Weston Caldwell Hill Close, Oxendoles and Thickrushe Flatt, in Shardlow the great Cowholme, the little Cowholme and the Stenyard, 2 flatts of arable lying inbetween flatts of Joseph Wright and abutting upon the Coat greene, all other lands of Houlden in Aston parish, to the use of himself and Mary and the heirs of their bodies for a jointure and in satisfaction of dower, remainder to use of Houlden, his heirs and assigns.
Dated 16 August 17 Charles II
Endorsed: shown in case between Samuel Houlden and Nicholas Willmot to witness William Siddon.
23 April 1679

[no title]  D 779B/T 292  undated

Contents:
Short survey of lands in townships of Wilne and Shardlow and parish of Aston, and in common fields and common meadows of Aston, giving cultivation, often the tenant's name, and ? the rental, total rental £80. Endorsed this is a security for £1,200 for the children.

[no title]  D 779B/T 293-T 294  1666

Contents:
2 accounts of payments to 'my sonn' Samuel Houlden in part of a portion for writer's daughter. Total £1,500. Acknowledged by Houlden 2 August.

[no title]  D 779B/T 295-T 296  1669

Contents:
2 receipts, Samuel Houlden to his father [in law] Edmund Lathwell, for £2,000 in full payment of his wife's marriage portion, 10 August.

Family Deeds  D 779B/T 297-306  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 297  1669/70

Contents:
Covenant to levy a fine and deed to lead the uses of the fine between 1. Samuel Houlden of Grays Inn esquire and 2. Alexander Stanhope of the Inner Temple esquire and John Brookhouse of Derby gentleman, to bar entails and to settle the premises, Houlden will levy a fine to party 2. of Aston Hall and all the other hereditaments which are the freehold and inheritance of Houlden in Aston, Weston, Wilne and Shardlow, to enure to use of Houlden, his heirs and assigns.
Dated 10 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 298-T 299  [1670]

Contents:
Final concord (both parts) between Alexander Stanhope esquire and John Brookhouse querent and Samuel Houlden esquire defendant concerning 3 messuages, 8 cottages, 1 dovecote, 140 acres land, 40 acres meadow, 140 acres pasture and common of pasture in Aston, Weston, Wilne and Shardlow; £300.
Dated Purification 22 Charles II

[no title]  D 779B/T 300-T 301  1670

Contents:
Assignment of term (both parts) by Edmund Lathwell of Aston gentleman and Samuel Houlden of Grays Inn, Middlesex, esquire, 2nd son of Robert Houlden late of Aston deceased to John Perkins of Lichfield, Staffordshire, gentleman, reciting indenture dated 31 July 13 Charles II [1665] (see marriage settlement by assignment of term in trust above, D 779B/T 290) and that the marriage took place, that Mary is now dead, leaving Hannah her only daughter and heir apparent of Samuel, and that Percivale is dead, and witnessing that Lathwell, by Houlden's appointment, had assigned to Perkins one parcel of meadow ground called the Hallhey in the occupation of John Townsend, 2 parcels of meadow ground called Great and Little Cowholme upon the occupation of Leonard Fosbrooke and Francis Calladine, the Stenyard or Osiers in Calladine's occupation, 2 flatts of arable abutting upon Coatgreene, all in Wilne and Shardlow, parish of Aston, 2 yardlands of arable in Aston fields of demesne with pastures, hedes and grass belonging, in Samuel Houlden's possession, Gill Meadow, meadow called the Tenn Roods, Alsome Meadow, Birch-Acre and Forkemer meadow, meadow called Binghams Acre and Headlands Acre, 6 acres meadow as they lie in order next to Headlands Acre in Aston Meadows, all in parish Aston, for residue of term of 40 years to wait upon the inheritance intended to be granted by Houlden to Lathwell and his heirs subject to a proviso expressed in the conveyance.
Dated 21 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 302  1670

Contents:
Lease for a year (for possession) by Samuel Houlden to Edmund Lathwell (both as above in D 779B/T 300-301) for 5s., of premises as assigned to John Perkins in D 779B/T 300-301 above.
Dated 27 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 303  1672/3

Contents:
Quitclaim by Thomas Wandell to Samuel Houlden of Grays Inn esquire, of his estate in Aston Hall, in tenure of Samuel Houlden, 8 cottages in Aston in tenure of Thomas Cockaine, Robert Clifford, William Barton, William Wood, Thomas ?Rash, Robert Hall, Edward Siddon and William Lockoe, close of meadow in Wilne called Hall Hey, 2 closes called the Wet Close and Wet Close Flash in Aston, 3½ yardlands of arable in the common fields of Aston containing 120 a acres, 20 acres meadow in Aston, all in Houlden's possession.
Dated 14 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 304  1672/3

Contents:
Assignment of term by John Buxton of Youlgreave gentleman and Robert Wandell of Derby gentleman to Samuel Houlden of Aston esquire, reciting that Anthony Roper of Eltham, Kent, esquire leased to Thomas Stych of Newberry, Barking, Essex, esquire and Henry Stych gentleman his son, 2 messuages in Aston now in the holding of John Clemenson and Richard Pym, and all buildings, lands etc belonging, with the Gill Meadow, Allsome meadow, Lockholme meadowe Acres, the Birchacres and Forkmeere acre, 2 yardlands of arable in common fields of Aston, all in Aston, Howet Flat, Caldwell Close, the Oxen doles, Thick rushes Flat, the Hollow alias New close in Weston, great Cow-holme, Little Cow-holme and the Steynyard, 2 flatts of arable lying between the flats of Joseph Wright and abutting upon Coate greene in Shardlow, all other the lands in Aston, Weston and Shardlow, now reputed the inheritance of Samuel Houlden of Aston esquire, for 40 years and that the remainder of the term is vested in John Buxton and Robert Wandell in trust for Samuel, to whom it is now assigned.
Dated 18 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 305  1677

Contents:
Surrender and release from Richard son and heir of Richard Levis late of Risley deceased to Samuel Houlden of Grays Inn esquire, and John Houlden of Wilne gentleman, for 5s., of the manor of Weston.
Dated 28 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 306  1677

Contents:
Release by Richard Levis of Derby son and heir of Richard Levis of Risley yeoman deceased to Samuel Houlden of Grays Inn esquire reciting bargain and sale dated 6 March 23 Charles [1648] by the Earl of Dorset, Sir Henry Compton and Margaret Roper to Henry Houlden, Richard Levis the father and Thomas Roe (see D 779B/T 218) of messuage and 1½ yardlands in possession of Edward Hill, messuage and 1½ yardlands in possession of Alice Davenport, parcel of meadow in Aston Medow called Lackholme alias Lockholme alias Lockholme acres, containing 20 acres, Gill Meadow parcels of meadow called Allsum'ers or Allsome Meadow, Forke Meadow, 2 yard land of arable in common fields of Aston containing 40 acres, flat of arable called Howet Flat in Aston, parcels of meadow in Wilne and Shardlow called Little Cow Holme and greate Cow Holme, inclosed ground in Shardlow called the Osiers or Stenyard, 2 falts of arable between flats of Joseph Wrights and abutting on the Coat Greene, 4 closes in Weston called the Oxendoles, Caldwell Hill Close, Great thicke Rushes Close, Little thicke Rushes Close, the New alias Hollowe Close, and reciting that Henry Houlden and Thomas Roe have released their interest to Levis, who in performance of his trust releases the premises to Samuel Houlden.
Dated 28 July

Settlement of dispute between Houlden and Wilmot families  D 779B/T 307-319  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 307  [17thc]

Contents:
A particular of Sergeant Willimott's estate in Weston lordship with what he has sold, giving names of ?tenants, number of yardlands, cottages, ?annual values, in Weston, Aston, Wilne and Shardlow, undated.

[no title]  D 779B/T 308  [17thc]

Contents:
2 pages headed "Mr Holdens Title stands thus", citing deeds back to Elizabeth I's reign, concerning manor of Weston and ?particularly the Hollow or New Close, undated.

[no title]  D 779B/T 309  [17thc]

Contents:
Very brief abstract of deeds 38 Henry VIII [1546-7] - 12 May 24 Charles II [1627] concerning a manor [Weston] and the Hollow, undated.

[no title]  D 779B/T 310  1679

Contents:
Copy of order by court in Lockoe v. Palfryman that Mr Willmot shall enjoy all the lands particularly named in his deed of purchase dated 1 Oct 23 Charles I [1647] and Mr Holdin and his trustees are to enjoy the rest (except the Hollowe); there is to be a trial at the Bar for the Hollowe (see D 779B/T 252 for further details), undated. Copied 6 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 311  1681

Contents:
Counterpart release made between 1. Dorothy Houlden relict of Henry Houlden of Weston gentleman, Samuel Houlden of Aston esquire, John Houlden of Wilne gentleman and Robert son and heir of Henry Houlden late of Weston gentleman 2. Sir Nicholas Wilmot Sergeant at law, Robert Wilmot esquire his son and heir apparent, Francis Revel of Carnefield esquire and Nicholas Wilmot of Duffield gentleman and 3. Sampson Baker of Ashbourne gentleman and Richard Knight servant to Sir Nicholas Wilmot: in pursuance of an agreement made on their behalf concerning the conveyance of the premises below and to end all suits concerning them, and for 5s., Dorothy, Samuel, John and Robert Houlden released to Sampson Baker and Richard Knight messuage, dovecote and 2 yardlands in Thomas Storer's possession, messuage and 3 yardlands in Francis Palfreyman's possession, messuage and 2 yardlands in possession of widow Sleigh and son John, messuage and yardland and part of a yardland in widow Moore's possession, messuage and 2½ yardlands in Gilbert Newton's possession, messuage and 2½ yardlands and part of a yardland in John Shelton's possession, messuage and 2 yardlands in Ralph Bostock's possession, messuage and 2 yardlands formerly in James Gannor's possession, now of John Williamson, James Ward and Walter Gray, messuage and 2 yardlands in possession of John Williamson and son John, messuage and yardland in possession of William and Daniel Doxie, messuage and 2 yardlands in possession of widow Gilbert and son Thomas, messuage and 2½ yardlands in possession of widow Pagett and George Pagett, messuage and 2 yardlands in Robert Bryan's possession, messuage and 2 yardlands in John Bryan's possession, messuage and 2 yardlands in William Dumiloe's possession, 2 messuages and 4 yardlands and part of a yardland in possession of widow Swindell and her sons, messuage and 2 yardlands in John Cotton's possession, messuage and 2 yardlands in widow Henshaw's possession, cottage and lands in widow Whittington's possession, cottage and lands in possession of Hugh Millward and Thomas Ragg, cottage and 1/4 yardland in possession of widow Fisher alias Taylor and son William, cottage, malt mill and lands in Stephen Cooper's possession, cottage and lands in possession of widow Feasant and John Brandon, cottage and lands in possession of William Sandys, cottage and lands in John Clarke's possession, cottage and lands in possession of widow Eggleston and son William, cottage and lands in Anthony Fukes' possession, cottage and ½ yardland in James Rose's possession, cottage and part of yardland in Robert Lockoe's possession, all in Weston, messuage and yardland in Thomas Cooper's possession, messuage and yardland in Christopher Fairbrother's possession, cottage and lands in Robert Clarke's possession, all in Aston, toft of a cottage in possession of Robert Clarke and heretofore of - Piggen, cottage and lands in Shardlow in possession of Robert Banton alias ?Bowney, ½ eastwards of the New Close or Hallow in Weston, the whole containing 100 acres, as it was divided by award of Sergeant Newdigate, Westwell Close in Weston, parcel of land in Weston lying between 2 closes called the Great-thickrushes Flatt and the Little thick rushes Flatt, formerly in Sir John Harpur's possession, and all other the lands, tenements, in Weston, Aston, Wilne and Shardlow, which during the last 30 years have been usually enjoyed by Sir Nicholas Wilmot and Robert Wilmot, all mines and quarries of stone, buildings, commons, etc. usually enjoyed with the premises. Reserving to Samuel, John, Dorothy, Robert and Edward Houlden, all messuages, lands etc which usually in the last 30 years have been enjoyed by them and by Robert Houlden gentleman deceased, father of Samuel, John and Edward, and by Henry his son and heir and half westward of the Hollow or New Close in Weston, and excepting from this exception the eastern half of the same close, and grant by party 1. to parties 2. and 3. of liberty to enclose ther arable lands, baulks and hades in all the fields in the township of Weston, and all their meadow grounds in the township usually held by the Wilmots in the last 30 years, and grant by Samuel and John Houlden severally to parties 2. and 3. of liberty to enclose so much of the common slades in fields of Weston as according to their proportion of horse pastures and liberty to enclose so much of the common pasture called the Moore and of another common pasture called the Oxe Pasture in Weston as according to their proportion of Beast Gates therein.
Dated 6 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 312  1681

Contents:
Feoffment by 1. Sir Nicholas Wilmot of Osmaston Iuxta Derby knight and sergeant at law, Robert his son and heir apparent, Francis Revell of Carnefield esquire and Nicholas younger son of Sir Nicholas to 2. Samuel Holden of Aston esquire, in pursuance of an agreement between i. Sir Nicholas Wilmot and Robert his son an ii. Samuel Holden and his brothers John and Edward, Dorothy relict and widow of Henry son and heir of Robert Holden gentleman, both deceased, and Robert son of Henry, for the settling of the manor or manors of Weston, Aston, Wilne and Shardlow, so that there shall be no trouble between the parties, and in consideration of £100 paid by 2. to 1., which is part of £500 parties ii. agreed to pay in the said agreement, of capital messuage in Aston called Aston Hall in the tenure of 2. and before in the holding of John Hunt deceased, all hereditaments belonging, 3½ yardlands enjoyed with the capital messuage, 9 cottages in Aston in the tenure of Thomas Clarke, John Lane, William Whyman, Thomas Phipps, Joseph Clifford, Jervase Killingley, Cicely Siddowne widow, Margaret Cooper and Mary Howet, the Hall Hay in Wilne, Wett Close and Wett Close Flash in Aston, 20 acres of meadow and pasture dispersed in the common fields of Aston in 2.'s tenure, messuage in Aston in the tenure of Robert Morely, late of Edward Hill, 1½ yard lands belonging, messuage in Aston held by Richard Pym and before by Alice Davenport widow with 1½ yardlands, Lockholme alias Lockholme Acres in Aston Meadow containing 20 acres, Gill Meadow, Allsomes or All some Meadow, Forkemear Meadow and Birch Acre (meadow), all in Aston, 2 yardlands in common fields of Aston containing 40 acres, and in tenure of Samuel Holden, flatt of arable in Aston called Howet Flatt, 3 lands of arable lying together in Ashfield in Aston, in 2.'s possession, parcels of meadow in Wilne and Shardlow called Little Cowholme and the greate Cow holme, enclosed ground called the Ossery alias Osiers or Stenyard, 2 flatts of arable in Shardlow between flatts of Joseph Wright and abutting on the Coate greene, 4 closes in Weston called Oxendoales, the Caldwell, the Great thicke Rushes Flatt and the Little Thike Rushes Flatt, half New Close alias the hollow close alias Weston Hollow heretofore inclosed out of the common of Weston being the west end of the close as formerly ordered to be divided by the award of Richard Newdigate sergeant at law, with all other properties in Weston which for 20 years past have usually been held by 2., with all fishings, ways, waters, common etc. usually reputed to be parcel of the premises within last 30 years, also the advowson of Aston rectory with annual payment of 5 marks issuing out of the Rectory excepting all grants of properties conveyed to Sampson Baker gentleman and Richard Knight servant to Sir Nicholas Wilmot by indenture of even date between 1) Dorothy Holden (as ii. above) Samuel Holden (2. above), John Holden of Wilne gentleman and Robert Holden of Grays Inn gentleman and 2) parties as under 1. above and 3) Baker and Knight.
Dated 6 April
Annexed appointment of John Adderley gentleman and Richard Levys to deliver seisin, date as feoffment.
Endorsed with livery of seisin 20 April 1681.

[no title]  D 779B/T 313  1681

Contents:
Lease for 6 months by Samuel Holden of Aston esquire to Robert his son and heir, for 5s., of half the manor or manors of Weston, Aston, Wilne, Shardlow, Smalley, Kiddesley and Morley, and half fishing in Trent and 'Darwent'.
Dated 21 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 314  1982

Contents:
Quitclaim by 1. Edward Rooper of Eltham, Kent esquire, son and heir of Anthony Rooper esquire deceased, for valuable considerations and with the consent of 2. Sir Nicholas Wilmot knight and sergeant at law to 3. Samuel Houlden of Aston esquire and John Houlden of Wilne gentleman, of his (Rooper's) right in the manor or manors of Weston, Aston, Wilne and Shardlow (except the messuages, cottages, lands and hereditaments which were conveyed by Mary Rooper spinster to Nicholas Wilmot then of Grays Inn esquire, now Sir Nicholas, on 1 October 23 Charles I [1647]).
Dated 27 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 315  1682/3

Contents:
Copy of letters patent dated 31 January 29 Elizabeth I [1587] leasing to Thomas Manners knight, for £80, the site of the capital messuage of the manor of Weston and Aston, barn, orchard, garden, closes called the Parke containing 24 acres, Poole Yard 3 acres, Gorsie Close 3 acres, Hall Orchard 2 acres, the New Close alias Hollow recently enclosed from the common 40 acres, Cote Close 1 acre, lying in Shardlow, Coldwell Hill, recently enclosed from the common fields, containing 40 acres, first vesture of 3 parcels of meadow in common meadow of Weston containing 20 acres, parcel of meadow in Aston meadow called Lakholme, parcel of meadow called ?Comholme, 5 acres, within township of 'Wylme' and Shardlow, pieces of meadow called Gill Meadow, 2 acres, lying in Aston Meadowe, and Alsommer Meadow 3 acres, in Aston, 3 virgates of arable in common fields of Weston and Aston, 3 small closes called Deane Leazowe, le Middle Close and le olde close, parcels of meadow called Reddye Pytt and Forcke meadowe, piece of meadow called Hall Greene, together 3 acres, in Aston, all recently in the tenure of said Thomas Manners knight, and parcel of the manor aforesaid and of possessions recently of Charles Pagett esquire who was attainted, reserving great trees, woods, underwoods, wards, marriages, minerals, quarries, courts, advowsons, to hold from Michaelmas last for 21 years, at rent of £26 13s 4d, Manners to have various 'botes'.
Dated 24 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 316  [1683]

Contents:
Exemplification of common recovery dated Trinity Term 10 James [1612], Richard Tufton esquire Richard Midlemore gentleman, pets, John Gage esquire William Steedes and Anthony Rooper esquire and Mary his wife defendants, concerning manors of Weston, Aston, Wilne, Shardlow, Morley and Smalley, 60 messuages, 20 tofts, 2 mills, 2 dovecotes, 20 gardens, 2,000 acres land, 100 acres meadow, 1,000 acres pasture, 500 acres heath and furze, £10 rents and rent of 1 1b pepper, free warren, view of frankpledge, in above places and Kiddesley, advowsons of Weston, Aston and Morley, free fishing in Trent and Darwent.
Dated 12 May 25 Charles II

[no title]  D 779B/T 317  1686/7

Contents:
Copy of an act of 28 Elizabeth I [1585-6] for the confirmation of attainders of Thomas late Lord Paget and others, including Charles Paget late of London esquire.
Dated 11 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 318  1686/7

Contents:
Certified copy, examined 15 February of letters patent dated 26 November 37 Elizabeth [1594] reciting that Charles Pagett, who has been attainted of high treason by the name of Charles Pagett of Weston upon Trent esquire, by his indenture dated 29 July 19 Elizabeth [1577] leased to Richard Thorneton then his servant a messuage and 2 virgates of land in Weston in the tenure of John Nicholson, in reversion of a lease dated 18 October 1 Elizabeth I [1559] to Humphrey Betely for 21 years at rent of 27s., that Thorneton's right being enjoyed by William Hall, the latter has surrendered it to the Queen, in consideration of which and for 54s. paid by Hall, she leased to Hall the messuage and 2 virgates in Weston, recently in the tenure of John Nicholson and now of Hall, and parcel of the manor of Weston, recently parcel of Paget's possessions, reserving wood, mines, quarries, for 21 years at 27s. rent, with suit to manor of Weston, tenant to repair and to have house-, hedge -, fire -, plough - and cartbote, and ?timber for repair of buildings.

[no title]  D 779B/T 319  1687/8

Contents:
Certified copy, examined 24 February of letters patent dated 4 July 1587 by which, for 59s 4d, the Queen leased to Thomas Lacye, a messuage and 2 virgates in Weston, in the tenure of John Pierson, parcel of the manor of Weston and parcel of the possessions of Charles Pagett attainted of high treason, reserving woods, mines and quarries, for 21 years from Annuciation [25 March] last at 29s 8d rent, suit of Weston court, repair clause, botes as in D 779B/T 318, and tenant to have timber for repair of buildings.

Hannah Holden  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 320  1687

Contents:
Release from Hannah Holden of Aston gentlewoman, sole daughter of Samuel Holden of Aston esquire and Mary his late wife, to her father, of lands in recital below, on receipt of £1,200 from him, reciting that Samuel Holden by lease and release confirmed to Edmund Lathwell, Hannah's grandfather, the Hall-haye, great Cowholme, little Cowholme, the Stenyard alieas Ossiers, 2 flatts of arable abutting upon the Coat Greene and lying between flatts of Joseph Wright, all in Wilne and Shardlow, 2 yardlands of arable in fields of Aston with hades and grass belonging in Samuel Holden's tenure, Gill Meadow, the Tenn roods, alsome Meadows, Birch-acre, Forkmeer Meadow, Binghams Meadow, the head land acre, 6 acres meadow ground as they lie in order to the head land acre in Aston Meadow, all in Aston, to hold to Lathwell for ever, provided that if Samuel should pay to Hannah £1,200 at the age of 21 or at marriage (or if she married before the age of 18 without Edmund's consent, or if he were dead, the consent of Hannah's grandmother Hannah Lathwell or if she were dead, the consent of John Perkins of Lichfield), the release should determine; reciting that Edmund Lathwell is now dead and all the premises have come to Hannah Holden as his sole heir; she is now 21 and unmarried.
Dated 15 June 3 James II

Catalogue of title deeds  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 321  [17thc]

Contents:
'A catalogue of what writeings i have concerning the Mannor of Weston and Aston.' Probably compiled by Samuel Holden. The documents are listed by box or trunk, and include also deeds relating to other properties of the Holdens, undated.

Samuel Holden's will  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 322  1692

Contents:
Probate of will of Samuel Holden of Aston esquire dated 26 August 3 James II 1687: to wife Mary capital messuage called Aston Hall, lands etc in Aston or within parish of Aston called Hunts Lands, of which John Hunt gentleman was formerly owner, for her life for jointure in lieu of dower; all other lands etc. in Aston, Weston, Wilne or Shardlow (except the advowson of Aston and half the pasture ground in Weston called the Hollow alias New close alias Weston Hollow as divided by the award of Richard Newdigate sergeant at law) to wife Mary until son Robert is 25, for the maintenance of sons and younger children and to raise portions for daughter Mary and 3 younger sons, Thomas, Alexander and John, £500 apiece to be paid them at age 21; when Robert is 25, or sooner if he undertakes to pay the portions, he is to have all the last mentioned lands to him and lawful male heirs, with successive remainders to testator's sons Thomas, Alexander and John likewise, other son or sons likewise, daughters Hannah and Mary and every other daughter Samuel may have and to daughters of sons and the heirs of Hannah, Mary and other daughters, wife Mary for life, testator's brother John and lawful heirs, brother Edward likewise, nephew Samuel Holden likewise, testator's right heirs; as to Hunt's lands, the reversion on wife's decease to son Robert in tail male with like remainders to persons above mentioned as appointed for other lands; if the portions are not raised, when Robert is 25, the lands charged with the portions shall continue charged with any sum not exceeding £1,000 as there shall be occasion to raise, provided that if Mary or the 3 younger sons die before 21, their portion is to be equally divided between surviving younger children and that if wife remarries, she and her husband shall annually account with overseers of the will for profits of lands; to wife Mary all goods, linen, bedding, jewels, plate, that were hers before marriage, the disposal of other household goods with £30 to the children; the rest of household goods and plate to first son to reach 25 or to eldest son sooner if wife, the sole executor, thinks fit.
Overseers are named as friend Alexander Stanhope esquire and brother John, £5 to each and their costs, to mother Lathwell a piece of broad gold, to daughter Hannah, whose portion is already paid, 2 pieces of gold, to brother Adderly 20s to buy a ring, to nephew and godson Charles Adderly 20s, to poor of Aston £6 to be bestowed in bread and given 6 times annually to 12 poor people as shall be most comfortless and not able to work (further details). To wife and friend Alexander esquire (sic), the advowson of Aston for 10 years from date of will, then to son Robert with remainders to sons as for other lands above; if any younger son is qualified to be presented when living is next vacant, the owner will present him to the advowson, but if none is capable, the owner will present an able clerk, he first giving security to resign when any of the testator's sons is capable of being presented.
Codicil: to wife Mary as long as she is a widow, ground or grounds called Calldwell, 17 August 1692.
Dated 18 November

Deeds of Robert Holden  D 779B/T 323-561  [n.d.]

Newclose or Hollowclose or Weston Hollow  D 779B/T 323-5  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 323  1698/9

Contents:
Bargain and sale with feoffment by 1. Robert Holden of Aston gentleman son and heir of Samuel Holden late of Aston esquire deceased, Thomas younger brother of Samuel, Mary widow, and executor of the will, of Samuel, Alexander Stanhope of Derby esquire, and John Adderley of Derby gentleman to 2. Robert Willmott of Osmaston esquire for £500 paid to Mary Holden by direction of Robert and Thomas Holden, Stanhope and Adderley, and for 12d apiece paid to 4 last-named persons, of half the Newclose alias the Hollowclose alias Weston Hollow, being the West end of the close as it is meared, in the manor, parish or township of Weston, and all right in the other half of the close.
Attornies for livery of seisin: Charles Brome of Burton upon Trent gentleman and William Syddon of Aston gentleman.
Dated 2 March
Seisin delivered 29 April 1699 with schedule of deeds dated 1647/8 - July 29 Charles II [1677]

[no title]  D 779B/T 324  1699

Contents:
Release of actions, costs and trespasses by Robert Willmott esquire and Mary Holden widow to each other, prefaced by a list of cases, and recitings that there have been differences between Robert Willmott and some of his tenants in Weston, and Mary Holden widow, concerning Weston Hollow, that several suits are depending and that Willmott and Mrs Holden have come to an agreement, therefore they release to each other all actions, costs recovered or as yet unpaid, and trespasses in the Hollow committed before this date, and agree not to proceed further in the suits. Signed and sealed by Alexander Stanhope and John Adderley.
Dated 24 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 325  undated

Contents:
List of deeds relating to the Hollow [in Weston] undated written by Robert Holden, son of Samuel.

?Trust Deeds  D 779B/T 326-327  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 326  1704

Contents:
Lease for 6 months (for possession) made between 1. Robert Harding of Kingsnewton esquire, Charles Lewis of Quarndon, county Leicester, clerk 2. John Holden of Wilne gentleman, Robert his son and heir and 3. Robert Holden of the Inner Temple, London, esquire, by which, for 10s paid by 3. to 1. half the manor of Weston, Morley, Smalley and Kidesley, together with annual rent or pension paid by the Earl of Chesterfield for the 'tying and tailing' of Wilne near upon the manor of Weston, was leased by 1. to 3. to enable 1. to convey to 3.
Dated 27 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 327  [1718]

Contents:
Exemplification of common recovery dated Trinity Term 4 George [1718], John Wakelin gentleman pet. against Joseph Greaves gentleman defendant vouching to warranty Robert Holden esquire concerning the manor of Weston upon Trent, 7 messuages, 14 gardens, 400 acres land, 200 acres meadow, 200 acres pasture, 500 acres heath and furze, 100s rent, common of pasture, courts leet and baron etc. free fishing in Trent and Darwent, in Aston, Weston, Wilne and Shardlow, advowson of Aston.
Dated 2 July 4 George

Purchase from Robert Lown in 1726/7  D 779B/T 328-355  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 328  1647

Contents:
Provisional lease for life of lessor, by Margery Brownell of Aston widow to Nicholas Willymott of Grays Inn esquire, for 12d, of messuage and lands in Aston, provided that if Willymott does not on 1 August pay £500 to Mrs Brownell, she may re-enter the premises; meanwhile, she is to enjoy the premises until 1 August. Endorsed with livery of seisin. [probably relates to a mortgage].
Dated 20 September

[no title]  D 779B/T 329  1656

Contents:
Probate copy of the will of Robert Lowen of Aston yeoman made 9 July 1655.
To be buried in Aston church, to sons John and Thomas £60 each at age 21, to eldest son William half lands and buildings at age 21 and the other half at death of his mother, and fences about the yards, racks and maungers and those things accounted heirs loomes; wife Helen and son William are to be joint executors; brethren in law William Trowell of Long Eaton and Edward Trowell of Little Thrumpton to be overseers; further, if William dies without heirs, the property goes to Robert's son Thomas and if he dies without heirs, to son John.
Dated 29 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 330  1661

Contents:
Marriage and family settlement by feoffment to uses: 1. Ellen Lowne of Aston widow and William her son 2. John Williamson of Weston yeoman, John Carrington of Spondon gentleman and Mary daughter of John Williamson: for the marriage between William Lowne and Mary Williamson and for £110, Mary's marriage portion, Ellen and William Lowne conveyed to John Williamson and John Carrington, messuage in Aston in which Ellen and William live, 2 yard land occupied with it in fields of Aston and in tenure of the Lownes (all of which were lately sold by Nicholas Willimot of Grays Inn esquire to Robert Lowne deceased, William's father, and to Ellen his wife) in trust to pay Ellen Lowne 40s. annually so long as Ellen and William live together, William to maintain her with sufficient meat, drink, lodging and washing fit for her person and calling, and after Ellen's departure from William or after his death and so long as Mary remains a widow, in trust to pay Ellen £5 annually and allow her a convenient room in the house to keep fire and lodge in, with free access, and after Mary's remarriage, in trust to pay Ellen £7 annually and allow her a room as above, and as to the residue of the profits of the premises during Ellen's life and as to the messuage and lands after her death, to the use of William Lowne for life, then to Mary for her jointure, with successive remainders to the sons of William and Mary and the heirs of their sons' bodies, the daughters of William and Mary, the heirs of William's body, and William's right heirs. Attorney for livery of seisin: Robert Storer of Osmaston yeoman.
Dated 7 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 331  1708

Contents:
Probate copy of will of William Lowne of Aston yeoman made 18 May 1708.
To son Daniel £10 and one bed in the possession of William's son Wallis; to daughter 'Phebey' F - kner £10; to daughter Dinah Peach £5; to wife, personal estate except racks and mangers and one hovel and one horse trough; wife is made executrix.
Dated 8 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 332  1719

Contents:
Probate copy of will of Mary Lown of Aston made 28 January 1718/19.
To daughter Phebe a little red heifer, a table in the room she lies in, her wearing apparel, except a gown and 2 petticoats, and a gold ring; to daughter Peach a gown and 2 petticoats; to sister Wilden one pair of black stays; to eldest son Robert all personal estate on condition he pays debts, legacies and funeral expenses; to son Joshua a bed that testator bought from widow Savage; to son Daniel 1s.; to daughter Deborah 1s.; to daughter Rhoda 1s.
Dated 7 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 333-T 334  1720/1

Contents:
Lease and release to make tenant to precipe and to lead the uses of a recovery, made between 1. Robert Lowne of Aston yeoman, Mary his wife 2. Francis Gregg of Clements Inn esquire, Thomas Parker of New Inn gentleman and 3. Patrick Cock of Aston yeoman, Francis Peach of Brailsford framework knitter, for 10s. paid to 1. by 2., a messuage in Aston in which Ellen and William Lown both deceased lived and in which Robert now lives, and 2 yard lands in fields of Aston now in the tenure of Robert Lowne and Thomas Mooreley were conveyed to 2. to suffer a recovery that Patrick Cock and Francis Peach may be seised of the premises to the use of Robert Lowne for life, then to such uses as Lowne shall appoint, and in default of such appointment to the use of Lowne and his heirs and assigns.
Dated 14, 15 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 335  [1721]

Contents:
Exemplification of common recovery
Patrick Cock, Francis Peach petitioners, Francis Gregg esquire, Thomas Parker gentleman defendants, Robert and Mary Lown vouchees, concerning messuage, 2 gardens, 40 acres land, 5 acres meadow, 15 acres pasture, in Aston.
Dated 22 May 7 George I

[no title]  D 779B/T 336  1721

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 500 years by 1. Robert Lowne of Aston yeoman to 2. Hugh Bateman the younger of Derby gentleman, for £90, of messuage in Aston in which Ellen and William Lowne deceased lived and in which Robert Lowne lives, 2 yardlands in the fields of Aston formerly in the tenure of Ellen and William Lowne, now of Robert Lowne and Thomas Moorely.
Dated 2 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 337  1721

Contents:
Feoffment by 1. Robert Lowne of Aston yeoman to 2. Francis Peach of 'Brelsford' stocking frame knitter, and Abraham sone of Francis, for £90 and interest, for £10 and interest and for £7 1s. and interest, of messuage, cottage, 'forme' or tenement, 2 yard land, one close, 7 beast gates, horse gates, 2 orchards, garden, fold yards and backsides in Aston in Robert Lowne and Thomas Morely's possession. 2. are to pay Lowne and wife Mary £10 annually during Robert's life and to pay Mary £4 annually, if she outlives Robert, until she remarries; they are to pay Dinah Lowne £5, Deborah Wollys 5s., Rody Bagnall 5s., Daniel Lowne 5s., 'Josuah' Loune 1s., Feby Falkers' 4 children 20s., and Dinah Peach 5s., within one year of Robert's death.
Dated 10 August
Endorsed with livery of seisin, 10 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 338  1722

Contents:
Bond in £60 from Robert Lowne of Aston yeoman to Hugh Bateman jun. of Derby gentleman, for the payment of £30 and interest.
Dated 2 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 339  1722

Contents:
Covenant by Robert Lowne that the property used as security for repayment of £90, in mortgage dated 2 June 1721, is security also for repayment of additional £30 to Hugh Bateman, as in bond of this date.
Dated 2 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 340-T 341  1723/4

Contents:
Lease and release in trust by 1. Robert Lownes of Aston yeoman for £100 paid him by 2. Diana Lownes of Donington Park, county Leicester, spinster and 5s. paid him by 3. Joseph Greaves of Foremark gentleman, to Greaves of messuage and 2 yard land in fields in Aston, in tenure of Robert Lownes, to the use of Robert for life, remainder to Diana Lownes, her heirs and assigns.
Dated 14, 15 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 342  1723/4

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage dated 2 June 1721 by 1. Hugh Bateman the younger of Derby gentleman, by direction of 2. Robert Lown of Aston yeoman to 3. John Wright of Aston yeoman, for £127 10s. paid by Wright to Bateman and £13 10s. paid by Wright to Lown, reciting the mortgage of 2 June 1721 and the bond and covenant of 2 Dec. 1722 (see D 779B/T 336, 338-9).
Dated 2 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 343  1723/4

Contents:
Bond in £284 by Robert Lowne of Aston yeoman to John Wright of Aston yeoman, for the payment of £144 10s 6d.
Dated 2 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 344  undated

Contents:
Enclosed in the bond, sheet of figures relating to Lowne's mortgage.

[no title]  D 779B/T 345  1726

Contents:
Articles of agreement made between 1. Robert Lowne of Aston yeoman and 2. Robert Holden of Foremark esquire, that Lowne will convey to Holden a messuage and 2 yard land in Aston for which Holden has paid £1 1s. and will pay £220 and, at time of conveyance, Holden will lease the premises to Lowne for life, and if Mary, wife of Robert Lowne outlives him, Holden will pay her £7 annually for life; Lown is to pay expenses of clearing the title if any dispute arises.
Dated 26 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 346  1726

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage dated 2 June 1721 by 1. John Wright of. Aston yeoman by direction of 2. Robert Lown of Aston yeoman to 3.
Robert Holden of Foremark esquire, for £156 5s 6d paid by Holden to Wright and £3 14s 6d paid by Holden to Lown.
Dated 3 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 347  1726

Contents:
Heads of agreement between Robert and Mary Lown, Diana Lown and Robert Holden esquire, that Robert, Mary and Diana Lown will convey to Holden a messuage and 2 yard land in Aston now in mortgage to Holden for securing £160 and interest; that Holden will pay £240 for the purchase over and above what is die on the mortgage; that the £240 will be detained by Holden during Robert Lown's lifetime, Lown to receive the interest thereof; that Diana Lown is to be paid £120 at Robert Lown's death, the remaining £120 to remain in Holden's hands, paying the interest thereof to Mary Lown in bar of dower, and at Mary's death paying the remaining £120 to Diana Lown; that Robert and Mary Lown are to have 2 rooms in the house and one of the orchards belonging, for their lives without making any allowance to Holden, and Robert Lown is to continue in possession of the house and farm until Lady Day.
Dated 3 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 348  undated

Contents:
Bill of complaint by which the orator R H [Robert Holden] of the Inner Temple esquire, complains that R Lowne of Aston claiming to be seised in fee simple of a messuage and 2 yard land in Aston, of annual value £16, asked R H to purchase the same, alleging the premises to be in mortgage to John Wright of Aston, that they came to an agreement (recited) but that Diana Lowne of Ticknall spinster came to R H saying R Lowne had settled the reversion of the premises on her, which R Lowne admitted, that Diana was persuaded to enter with R Lowne into a new agreement for the sale of the premises to R H (recited) but that Diana and R Lowne now refused to execute the feoffment to R H and praying they make good the agreement.

[no title]  D 779B/T 349-T 350  1726/7

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage term in trust to attend the inheritance (two parts) made between 1. Robert Holden of Foremark esquire, 2. Robert Lown(e) of Aston yeoman, Mary his wife, Diana Lown spinster, neice and heir at law to Robert Lown and 3. Leonard Piddock of Ashby de la Zouch, county Leicester, gentleman, and Robert Holden of Weston clerk, reciting assignment of mortgage dated 3 May 1726 and agreement of same date (see D 779B/T 346-7) and witnessing that to secure payment of £240 and interest and for 5s. paid by 3. to 1., the premises in the mortgage are assigned for the remainder of the 500 year term to 3. discharged of the proviso for redemption, but provided that 1. carries out terms of agreement dated 3 May 1726, paying £12 annually to Robert Lown for life and, after his death £6 annually to Mary Lown in lieu of dower, and £240 to Diana Lown on Robert's death if his wife is dead, then the trustees are to hold the premises to 1.'s use to attend the inheritance.
Dated 20 January
D 779B/T 349 is endorsed with 1) agreement that Robert Lown shall have £40 now and still have £12 annually, interest on the £40 to be deducted from Diana Lown's money, if Robert Lown lives for 5 years, thereafter it will be borne by Robert Holden of Foremark 2) receipt of £40 paid to Robert Lown by Holden of Foremark, being part of the £240, the payment agreed to by Diana Lown, 20 Jan. 1726/7 3) receipt for £40, part of the money mentioned in the deed, by Robert Storer of Long Eaton yeoman and wife Diana, formerly Lown, from Holden of Foremark, for which they will pay interest to Holden until the time her money becomes due to Diana Storer, 6 May 1730 4) receipt by Robert Storer from Holden of Foremark for further £20 and promise to pay interest, 22 March 1730/1 5) receipt for £126 7s 6d, the remainder o the £240 due to Diana Storer, Robert and Mary Lown having both died last October, 6 November 1731.
D 779B/T 350 is endorsed with 1) and 2) as above and with receipt for £4 19s, which with £1 1s received before, is annuity for half a year due last Michaelmas to Robert Lown deceased, paid to Phoebe Lane executrix of Robert Lown. Signed also by James Lane her husband, 23 November 1731.

[no title]  D 779B/T 351-T 352  1726/7

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Robert Lown of Aston yeoman, Mary his wife, Diana Lown spinster, neice and heir at law to Robert Lown, to 2. Robert Holden of Foremark esquire, for £400, of messuage, farm or tenement in Aston, in which Ellen and William Lown lived and in which Robert Lown now lives, 2 yardland belonging in fields of Aston, formerly occupied by Ellen and William Lown, now by Robert Lown, subject to a term of 500 years as in assignment dated 20 January 1726/7, see D 779B/T 349-350.
Dated 20, 21 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 353  1726/7

Contents:
Quitclaim by Francis Peach of Brailsford framework knitter and Abraham Peach of Aston husbandman, son of Francis, to Robert Holden of Foremark esquire, to any right to messuage and 2 yard land in Aston which Holden has purchased from Robert Lown and his neice Diana.
Dated 21 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 354  [21 Jan 1726/7]

Contents:
Agreement that Robert Lown shall hold premises purchased by Robert Holden until Lady Day, excepting the fallow ground, which Holden will enter immediately, that Lown will not pay rent but interest only, until Lady Day, for £160 advanced by Holden to John Wright in discharge of a mortgage on the premises, that Lown shall have from Lady Day 2 rooms in the messuage, at the east end, the door of which goes into the backside there, which 2 rooms are now in the tenure of George Redgate, and 2 buildings belonging to the messuage called the Cowhouse and Shop, and the orchard adjoining on one side to the close of John Wright and on the other side to the backside of Robert Holden, paying no rent, but keeping the rooms in repair and not cutting down fruit trees in the orchard.
Not dated

[no title]  D 779B/T 355  1730, 1730/1

Contents:
Receipt for £40 paid to Robert and Diana Storer by Robert Holden esquire, with promise to pay interest to Holden until Diana Storer's money becomes payable to her, 6 May 1730
Endorsed with receipt for £20 paid to Robert Storer by Robert Holden and promise to pay interest, as in endorsement to D 779B/T 349 above, 22 March 1730/1

Long Eaton, May 1728 (see however D 779B/T 550)  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 356  1728

Contents:
Memorandum (endorsed 'Articles') that John Shelton of Woodborough, county Nottingham, farmer, contracted and sold on his own and his son John's behalf, to Robert Holden, his messuage at Long Eaton, with lands, in the holding of Thomas Tafft, for which Holden will pay him £245, signed by Shelton and Holden.
Dated 22 May

Purchase from Thomas Bryan in September 1728  D 779B/T 357-390  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 357  1708

Contents:
Copy of feoffment dated 14 April 1648 by 1. Robert Houlden of Shardlow gentleman, Henry Houlden, Robert's son and heir apparent, Richard Lewis of Risley yeoman, Thomas Roe of London mercer to 2. Thomas Clementson of Aston husbandman, for £200, of messuage in Aston in Clementson's possession, with buildings, gardens, lands belonging, with yardland and a half of land, arable, meadow and pasture in Aston belonging to the messuage, common of pasture for as many animals as the occupiers of the premies have had for the most part of the last 20 years.
Attorney for livery of seisin: John Holden of Wilne gentleman. Endorsed with livery of seisin (27 Jan 1651/2).
Dated 1 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 358  undated

Contents:
Copy of will of Thomas Clemenson of Aston husbandman dated 23 March 1680/1: to son Thomas cottage house in possession of William ?Stenson in Aston with appurtenances, ie 4 acres land, la meadow, 2 beast pastures, 1 ley in Lockholme; to ?younger daughter Dorothy £30 at age 21 and maintenance and apparel until 21; to wife Dorothy half house and land testator dwells on for life, at her death to go to son Thomas; to son Thomas the other half for ever; house in Derby to be sold towards payment of debts and legacies; personal estate to wife and son upon condition they pay debts, legacies, funeral expenses; executors are wife and son.

[no title]  D 779B/T 359  1697

Contents:
Partition between 1. John Holland of Ockbrook framework knitter and Dorothy his wife and 2. John Harrison of Wilson, county Leicester, yeoman and Sarah his wife, reciting will of Thomas Clemenson (see above D 779B/T 358), that Thomas died, his son Thomas after died without heirs, that testator's wife is dead, that Dorothy Holland and Sarah Harrison are sisters and coheirs of Thomas Clemenson the son, and a partition is to be made of the property which descended to the sisters, as follows: John Holland is to have messuage in Aston now in possession of Thomas Williamson, several pieces of arable, meadow, beast gates (sizes and positions described in detail), John Harrison is to have cottage in Aston now in possession of Samuel Shelton, several pieces of arable, meadow and beast gates (sizes and positions described in detail).
Dated 17 October

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 360

Contents:
'An Account' of the lands in Aston laid to the messuage house in the possession of Thomas Williamson which fell to the lot of Thomas Holland by a division lately made of the same: begins with messuage in Aston, then field by field gives each piece of land with acreage and position; also lists meadow ground and common fences.

[no title]  D 779B/T 361  [1698]

Contents:
Final concord between William Cowlishawe querent and John Harryson, Sara his wife, John Holland and Dorothy his wife, concerning 1 messuage, 1 cottage, 1 orchard, 34 acres land, 5 acres meadow, 5 acres pasture, pasture for 8 beasts and 85 sheep, common of pasture for all animals in Aston; £100.
Dated Hilary Term, 9 William III

[no title]  D 779B/T 362-T 363  1699

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. John Holland of Aston framework knitter and wife Dorothy to 2. John Hodgkinson of Derby gentleman, for £160 of messuage in Aston in which Holland and Hugh Gaskin live, croft, orchard and backside belonging containing 1½ acres in Hugh Gaskin's possession, several pieces of arable, meadow, beast gates, sheep gates (described in detail).
Dated 15, 16 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 364  [1700]

Contents:
Final concord between John Richardson gentleman, Samuel Richardson gentleman, John Jogdkinson (also spelt Hodgkinson) gentleman and Samuel Locker querent and Richard Dunnidge, Elizabeth his wife, John Holland and Dorothy his wife defendants concerning 3 messuages, 1 cottage, 1 malt mill, 1 garden, 1 orchard, 17 acres land, 4 acres meadow, 2 acres pasture, pasture for 4 beasts and 38 sheep in Derby and Aston. £160.
Dated Purification of Mary 11 William III

[no title]  D 779B/T 365-T 366  1701

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. John Hodgkinson of Derby gentleman, Elizabeth his wife to 2. Thomas Bryan of Weston yeoman, for £160, of property as above in D 779B/T 362, 363, but the croft, orchard and backside are said to be in possession of Holland and Gaskin.
Dated 2, 3 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 367  1701

Contents:
Bond in £200 by John Hodgkinson of Derby to Thomas Bryan of Weston, yeoman for the observance of deed of even date.
Dated 3 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 368  1702

Contents:
Quitclaim by Elizabeth Hodgkinson of Derby widow to Thomas Bryon of Weston of all actions etc and dower in the estate Bryan purchased from her husband deceased in Aston.
Dated 11 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 369  1704

Contents:
Articles of agreement between 1. Robert Wilmot of Osmaston esquire and 2. William Shardlow of Makeney yeoman that Wilmot will convey to Shardlow on 1 April next a messuage and lands esteemed to be a yardland in Aston in the occupation of Robert Cowper or - [in later deeds Thomas] Fairbrother and another messuage and lands esteemed to be a yardland in the tenure of Christopher Fairbrother, and that Shardlow will pay Wilmot £400 on 1 April next.
Dated 28 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 370  1704/5

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 500 years made between 1. Robert Wilmot of Osmaston esquire 2. William Shardlow the elder of Makeney yeoman and William Shardlow junior of Makeney yeoman his son and heir and 3. Robert Revell of Carnefield esquire and Hugh Bateman of Derby gentleman, reciting William Shardlow junior's contract to buy 2 messuages and 2 yardlands from Wilmot for £400 and that the £400 is to remain in Shardlow 's hands, and witnessing that in consideration of the premises, for the security of the £400 and for 5s paid by 3. to 1., Wilmot and Shardlow have demised to 3. the premises described in the articles above (see D 779B/T 369) and a messuage, burgage or tenement lately in tenure of John Hayes, lately converted into 3 dwellings and in tenure of Richard Cowlishaw and Thomas Stables and a barn in tenure of Joseph Whittingham in parish of St Peter, Derby, for 500 years in trust for Wilmot as security for the £400 and interest.
Dated 17 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 371  1704/5

Contents:
Bond in £800 by William Shardlow junior and William Shardlow senior as in mortgage above to Robert Wilmot of Osmaston iuxta Derby esquire for the payment of £420.
Dated 17 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 372-T 373  1705

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Robert Wilmot of Osmaston esquire to 2. William Shardlow the younger of Makeney yeoman, for the £400, of 2 messuages with 2 yardlands in Aston as in D 779B/T 376, the first described as in the tenure of Thomas Cowper and Thomas Fairbrother.
Dated 13, 14 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 374  1705

Contents:
Bond in £800 by Robert Wilmot of Osmaston iuxta Derby esquire to William Shardlow jun. of Makeney yeoman to observe indentures of even date.
Dated 14 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 375-T 376  1707

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. William Shardlow the younger of Aston yeoman to 2. Thomas Bryan of Weston yeoman, for £200, of messuage and lands belonging, esteemed to be a yardland, in Aston, in the tenure of William Shardlow, and all other lands of Shardlow in Aston.
Dated 9, 10 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 377  1707

Contents:
Assignment of term in trust to attend the inheritance made between 1. William Shardlow the younger of Aston yeoman 2. Robert Wilmot of Osmaston esquire, Robert Revell of Carnefield esquire, and Hugh Bateman of Derby gentleman 3. John Bryan of Weston husbandman 4. Thomas Bryan of Weston yeoman, by which, for £200, the same sum as in release of same date (see D 779B/T 376) paid to Wilmot by Thomas Bryan by the direction of Shardlow, and for 5s. apiece paid to Revell and Bateman by John Bryan, Revell and Bateman assigned to John Bryan a term of 500 years in a messuage in Aston with lands esteemed to be a yardland, lately in the tenure of Thomas Cowper and Thomas Fairbrother, in trust for Thomas Bryan to attend the inheritance.
Dated 10 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 378  1707

Contents:
Assignment of term as security for payment of rent, made between 1. William Shardlow the younger of Aston yeoman 2. Robert Wilmot of Osmaston esquire, Robert Revell of Carnefield esquire, Hugh Bateman of Derby gentleman and 3. Thomas Bryan of Weston yeoman, reciting in part the indenture of 17 March 4 Anne [1705] (see above D 779B/T 370), that Wilmot has been paid, that Bryan in deed of even date has leased to Shardlow for 21 years at a rent of £10, a messuage with lands esteemed to be a yardland in Aston, in Shardlow's tenure, and witnessing that for security of payment of the £10 rent, and for 5s. apiece paid to Revell and Bateman by Bryan, they have assigned the property in Derby in recited deed (D 779B/T 370) to Bryan for the remainder of the 500 year term.
Dated 14 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 379  1711

Contents:
Probate copy of the will of Thomas Bryan of Weston husbandman, made 18 February 1710/11; to nephew Thomas 2 farms at Aston now in possession of William Shardlow and Hugh Gascoign, the lower part of Gorsey Close in Weston, to enter when 21; if nephew Thomas dies without male issue, then this estate is to go to nephew Robert Bryan and his heirs for ever; to nephew Robert, upper part of Gorsey Close, if he dies without male issue, then property is to go to nephew Thomas and his heirs for ever; to brother Robert, stock of quick goods; to Jane Baily 2 of his best ewes and lambs; to poor of Weston 20s.; residue to brother Robert, who was appointed sole executor and trustee.
Dated 29 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 380  1720/1

Contents:
Counterpart lease for 12 years from Lady Day next by 1. Thomas Bryan of Aston husbandman to 2. Hugh Gascoine of Aston husbandman, of messuage in Aston in which William Eggleston lives and yardland belonging, with buildings, orchard, garden yard and backside belonging to messuage, ¾ yardland within liberty of Aston and in possession of Gascoine as tenant to Bryan, at rent of £17.
Dated 26 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 381-T 382  1725

Contents:
Marriage settlement by lease and release to make tenant to the precipe and to lead the uses of a recovery made between 1. Thomas Bryan of Kettlethorpe, county Lincoln, yeoman 2. Mary Hall of same place spinster 3. William Morland of Inner Temple, London, gentleman 4. Thomas Hall clerk rector of Long Owersby, county Lincoln and Charles Hall clerk rector of Harrington, county Lincoln, for the marriage between Bryan and Mary Hall and for £350 which Bryan will have for Mary's marriage portion, Bryan conveyed to Morland a messuage in Aston, close of meadow or pasture (sometimes divided into 2) called Homestead Close, several parcels of arable, meadow and pasture in fields of Aston, in the whole 2½ yardlands, toftstead where a cottage formerly stood, adjoining south side of messuage and now enjoyed with it, all in the occupation of Hugh Gascoyn, to be the tenant to the precipe to suffer a recovery, which shall be to the use of Thomas Bryan and his heirs until his marriage with Mary Hall, then to him and his assigns for life, then to Mary for life for her jointure, remainder to the heirs of Mary and Thomas, and in default, to Bryan's right heirs for ever. With Bryan's agreement that £100 of the marriage portion shall be paid to Thomas and Charles Hall after the marriage to buy a real estate in fee simple which they will convey to the same uses as the property above is conveyed.
Dated 20, 21 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 383  [1725]

Contents:
Exemplification of common recovery dated Trinity Term 11 George [1725], Thomas Hall clerk and Charles Hall clerk pets., William Morland gentleman defendant, concerning 2 messuages, 60 acres each of land, meadow and pasture in Aston. Vouchee Thomas Bryan.
Dated 16 June 11 George

[no title]  D 779B/T 384  1727

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 500 years, by 1. Thomas Bryan of Stainfield, county Lincoln, yeoman, and wife Mary to 2. Henry Revell of Gainsborough, county Lincoln mercer, for £200, of messuage in Aston or Ashton upon Trent, meadow or pasture called Homestead Close (sometimes divided into 2), 2½ yardlands in fields of Aston, toftstead where a cottage formerly stood adjoining to south side of messuage and now enjoyed with the messuage, in occupation of Hugh Gascoyn.
Dated 5 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 385  1727

Contents:
Covenant to levy fine, deed to lead the uses of the fine, made between 1. Thomas Bryan of Stainfield, county Lincoln, yeoman, Mary his wife 2. Henry Revell of Gainsborough, county Lincoln mercer 3. Gilbert Hall of Kettlethorpe, county Lincoln, clerk, and Richard Hazlewood of the same grazier, reciting lease and release dated 20, 21 May 1725, that Bryan has very great occasion for £200 in order to discharge debts and Mary has consented that the money be raised on her jointure estate, in consideration of which Bryan has agreed that the properties shall be settled in trust to be sold to discharge the debt, the residue of the purchase money to be to the sole use of Mary, that Thomas and Mary have borrowed £200 from Revell secured by mortgage dated 5 June (see above) and witnessing that Bryan covenants with 3. to levy a fine to Revell of the premises in the mortgage, to the use of Revell for 500 years subject to redemption for £200 and interest, then to the use of 3. in trust to sell the premises using the money to repay Revell, the residue to buy other premises and settle them so that Mary may enjoy the profits during the lives of Thomas and herself; if she outlives Thomas, they are to be conveyed to her use for ever; if Thomas outlives Mary, they are to be conveyed as directed in her will or, in default, to the use of Mary's children and (if they are dead) to their children equally, in default of issue that Thomas may have annuity of £20.
Dated 6 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 386-T 387  [1727]

Contents:
Final concord (2 parts) between Henry Revell querent and Thomas Bryan and Mary his wife defendants, concerning 2 messuages, 60 acres each of land, meadow and pasture in 'Ashton' upon Trent. £200.
Dated Trinity 13 George

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 388

Contents:
Abstract of Mr Bryan's title 1710-1727

[no title]  D 779B/T 389-T 390  1728

Contents:
Lease and release, and assignment of mortgage term in trust to attend the inheritance made between 1. Henry Revell of Gainsborough, county Lincoln, mercer 2. Gilbert Hall of Kettlethorpe, county Lincoln clerk and Richard Haslewood of same place grazier 3. Thomas Bryan of Stainfield, county Lincoln, yeoman and wife Mary 4. Joseph Greaves of Foremark - 5. Robert Holden of Foremark esquire reciting mortgage of 5 June 1727 and covenant of 6 June 1727 (see D 779B/T 384-5) and witnessing that for £200 paid to Revell by Holden, and for 5s. paid to Revell by Greaves, Revell assigned the premises mortgaged to him on 5 June 1727, to Greaves in trust for Holden to attend the inheritance, and for £100 paid to Thomas Bryan by Holden, with the consent of Hall, Haslewood and Mary Bryan and for £200 paid to Hall and Haslewood by Holden, Hall and Haslewood (with the consent of Thomas and Mary Bryan) and Thomas Bryan himself, released premises as in mortgage to Holden.
Dated 18, 19 September

Rent and cottages in Shardlow and Wilne  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 391  undated

Contents:
Copy of release dated 2 October 1728, by 1. Robert Holden of Foremark esquire to 2. Leonard Fosbrooke of Shardlow esquire, for £80, of chief rent of 16s 4d payable out of Fosbrooke's lands in Shardlow and Wilne, and cottages on the waste or common ground within the towns of Shardlow and Wilne, parcel of the manor of Weston and in the tenure of 20 named persons; it is agreed that if any cottages are built upon the same waste or common Fosbrooke may take the rents or profits of them.

Purchase from Charles Holden in May 1729  D 779B/T 392-415  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 392  1693

Contents:
Marriage and family settlement by [missing lease and] release in trust made between 1. John Holden of Wilne gentleman, Frances his wife, Robert his son and heir apparent 2. Charles Farnham of Quorndon, county Leicester, esquire and Edward Holden of Weston clerk 3. Mary Chamberlain of Quorndon spinster one of the daughters and co-heirs of George Chamberlain late of Thrumpton, county Nottingham, gentleman deceased, in consideration of a marriage between Robert Holden and Mary Chamberlain and that Mary has agreed to settle half messuage and several closes are in Thrumpston, and for settling the premises below in the name and blood of John Holden, 1. released to 2. a messuage in Wilne, 3 yardlands of arable, meadow and pasture usually belonging to the messuage and in tenure of John Holden, toft or mease place with Wards Close belonging in possession of John Holden, cottage and lands in possession of John Bladerwick heretofore in the holding of John Kendall deceased, 4 closes in possession of John Holden called Over Close, Neather Close, Chappell Close and the Shrubbs, closes now divided into three called the Ossery alias Osiers or stenyard now in possession of Francis Calladine, all in Wilne, 2 flatts of arable in fields of Wilne and Shardlow called Piggin Flatt and Pultons Flatt in possession of John Holden, piece of meadow ground in Shardlow called the Hall Greene late in possession of William Cowlishaw, cottage and lands in Shardlow with Coate Close usually enjoyed with the cottage, in possession of Robert Bingham, cottage in Shardlow with 5 crofts or closes usually enjoyed with the cottage, heretofore enjoyed by John Holden, and half the manors of Weston, Morly, Smally and Kidsley, to hold to the use of John Holden until the marriage, then as to the Shrubbs and 3 yardlands to the use of Robert Holden for 99 years, then to Farnham and Edward Holden of Weston clerk for Robert Holden's life to preserve the contingent remainders, but permitting Robert to receive the rents, with successive remainders to Mary Chamberlain for life for her jointure, to the eldest son of Robert and Mary and his heirs male, to their 2nd son and his heirs male, to their other sons likewise, to daughters of Robert and Mary successively and their heirs, and to right heirs of John Holden, as to Wards Close, Over Close, Piggins Flatt and Poultons Flatt to the use of John Holden for life, with remainders to Frances Holden for life, Robert Holden for 99 years and then as after above for the Shrubbs and 3 yardlands except that the remainder to Mary Chamberlain for life comes after remainders to her and Robert's sons and daughters and is followed by the remainder to John Holden's right heirs, as to half the manor and all properties for which no use has been declared, to the use of John Holden for life, then to Frances Holden for life in full satisfaction of dower, remainders to Robert Holden for 99 years and as after above for the Shrubbs and 3 yardlands, except that Mary is excluded. Also, if Mary dies without living male issue, after her marriage, and only one daughter, then if Robert Holden pays the daughter £1,000 on marriage or at age 21 and £50 a year from Mary's death until the payment of the £1,000, or if there are 2 or more daughters but no sons, then if Robert pays them £1,500 share and share alike, on marriage or at age 21, and the interest at 5% on the £1,500 share and share alike between Mary's death and the payments of £1,500, then the uses of above settlement are void.
Dated 28 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 393  undated

Contents:
Copy of release to make tenant to precipe and covenant to levy fine of 11 June 1720 made between 1. Charles Farnham of Quorndon, county Leicester esquire, Robert Holden the elder of Wilne gentleman, Mary his wife, Robert the younger, their eldest son and heir apparent 2. William Robinson of New Inn, London, gentleman, 3. James Halsall of New Inn, gentleman, to bar entail and for 2s. apiece paid to Farnham, Robert and Robert Holden by Robinson, 1. conveyed to 2. a messuage at Wilne with orchard adjoining and Chappell Close now in possession of Robert Holden the elder, 3 yardland belonging to the messuage, Nether Close in tenure of William Smedley, cottage late in tenure of John Bladderwick now of William Kirk, Over Close now in tenure of John Cantrill, close adjoining the Derwent called Shrubs containing 15 acres in tenure of John Wright, all in Wilne or Shardlow, to make 2. tenant to the precipe to suffer a recovery by double voucher, Hallsall to be the plaintiff as demandant; also Robert the elder and Mary Holden covenanted to levy a fine of the premises above, both the recovery and the fine to enure to the uses to be declared by the Holdens and in the meantime to the uses of the settlement dated 28 April 1693 (above).

[no title]  D 779B/T 394  1720

Contents:
Deed to declare the uses of a fine and recovery made between 1. Robert Holden the elder of Wilne gentleman, Mary his wife and Robert the younger their son and heir and 2. Thomas Holden of Aston clerk and Richard Sheppard of 'Swerkeston' gentleman, reciting lease and release of - and 11 June last (see above) and that the fine and recovery have been levied and suffered to the following uses, as to the 3 closes, Chappell, Nether and Over Closes, to the use of Thomas Holden and Richard Sheppard to hold for 500 years upon trusts below, then to use of Robert Holden the elder for life, remainders to Mary for life as part of her jointure, Robert Holden the younger, his heirs and assigns for ever, as to the messuage, cottage and 3 yardlands, to the use of Robert the elder for life, then to Mary for life for increase of and in full of her jointure and in lieu of dower, remainder to Robert Holden the younger, his heirs and assigns for ever, and as to the term of 500 years above limited to party 2., in order to sell or mortgage the property and in the meanwhile to raise £200 for the portions of the younger children of Robert Holden the elder and Mary, unless Robert the younger or whoever is next entitled to the reversion or remainder expectant pays, or secures the payment of, the portions, when the term will become void.
Dated 30 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 395-T 396  1724/5

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 500 years (2 parts) by 1. Mary Holden of Wilne widow and relict of Robert Holden gentleman late of Wilne, Charles Holden of Wilne son and heir of Robert to 2 Henry Swindell of Tonge, county Leicester, gentleman, for £350, of 3 yardlands of arable, meadow and pasture usually enjoyed with the messuage in which the Holdens live.
Dated 23 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 397  1724/5

Contents:
Bond in £700 by Mary Holden of Wilne widow and Charles Holden of the same gentleman to Henry Swindell of Tonge, county Leicester, gentleman for the performance of indentures of mortgage of even date.
Dated 23 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 398  1727

Contents:
Bond in £300 by Mary and Charles Holden to Henry Swindell, all described as in bond above, for the payment of £150 and interest. Cancelled. Endorsed with notes concerning money.
Dated 22 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 399  1727

Contents:
Receipt for ?£100 borrowed from Henry Swindell by ? Charles [Holden]. This name is torn through.
Dated 21 September

[no title]  D 779B/T 400  1727

Contents:
Bargain and sale of goods, and lease for 99 years or one life by 1. Mary Holden widow and relict of Robert Holden of Wilne gentleman to 2. Charles Holden, Robert's son and heir, in consideration that Charles has undertaken payment of a considerable sum of money before borrowed by Mary and himself, of which the greatest part has been spent on the purchase of a stock of cattle, implements of husbandry and other things for the management of the farm at Wilne now in their possession, and for 5s. Mary sells to Charles all the household goods and furniture belonging to the messuage in which they live, all wagons, carts, ploughs, harrows, gears, other implements of husbandry, horses, mares, colts, fillies, foals, cows, heifers, stirks, calves, sheep, corn, grain and hay, all other live and dead stock belonging to the farm and lands at Wilne, and her part share in the said household goods and stock, and for the aforesaid consideration and the rents reserved below, she leased a messuage and 3 yardlands of arable, meadow and pasture in Wilne belonging to the messuage, cottage once in tenure of John Blatherwick and now of William Kirk, and Chappell, Over and Nether Closes in Wilne for 99 years or her life, all to Charles, at a rent of £6 so long as she lives with Charles or £15 if she does not; he is to provide meat, drink, washing and lodging whilst she lives with him; if she leaves him she may have the cottage mentioned without making any allowance to him for it and may take sufficient household goods from the messuage sufficient to furnish the cottage and one cow from Charles' stock at her choice.
Dated 1 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 401  1727

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage term and mortgage by demise for 500 years of further lands as additional security made between 1. Henry Swindell of Tonge, county Leicester, gentleman 2. Mary and Charles Holden described as in deed above 3. Robert Holden of Foremark esquire, reciting mortgage dated 23 January 1724/5 (see D 779B/T 395-396) that the borrowed money has not been repaid, that 2. on 22 April last borrowed a further £150 from 1. secured on a bond, and witnessing that 1., for £522 11s. paid by 3. to him and £27 9s. paid by 3. to 2., with 2.'s consent, assigned the premises as in recited mortgage to Robert Holden, and that 2. demised to 3. a messuage in Wilne where they live, cottage in Wilne in tenure of William Kirk, parcel of ground and buildings on it on south side of River Trent in tenure of Charles Greaves, for term of 500 years.
Dated 2 November
Endorsed with receipt for £35 paid by Robert Holden to Charles Holden which is to be a further change on the mortgaged premises, 28 September 1728.

[no title]  D 779B/T 402  1727

Contents:
Assignment of term of 500 years made between 1. Richard Sheppard of 'Swerkeston' gentleman 2. Mary and Charles Holden described as above, but Charles called 'gent', 3. John Hartstone* of Long Whatton, county Leicester, sleemaker and Susanna his wife, a daughter of Robert Holden deceased, and Henry a younger son of the same 4. Robert Holden of Foremark esquire, reciting deed dated 30 August 1720 whereby the Chappell, Over and Nether Closes were limited to Thomas Holden since deceased and Shepperd for 500 years upon trust to sell or mortgage to raise £200 for the portions of Robert and Mary Holden ' s younger children, that there are 4 younger children (Susanna Hartstone, John, Henry and Mary Holden) and no appointment of the £200 having been made, Shepperd, with Mary Holden 's approbation, appointed that the £200 be raised and divided equally between the 4 younger children, and John and Susanna Hartstone and Henry Holden needing their portions, Robert Holden has agreed to advance them and for £50 paid to the Hartstones and to Henry Holden by Robert Holden, and to secure to him the £550 he lent to Charles Holden, for 5s. paid to 1. by 4., 1. with the consent of 2. and 3. assigned to 4. the remainder of the above mentioned term for 500 years, subject to the payment of Mary and John Holden 's portions of £50 apiece, provided that if Charles Holden should pay Robert Holden (party 4) £550 and interest, £105 and the portions of John and Mary Holden, then the premises will be assigned to Charles Holden as he directs.
Dated 2 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 403  undated

Contents:
Scrap of paper with calculations concerning money due on mortgage (£700), interest thereon (31 10s 0d), notes of £25 to pay to John Holden and £50 to Mary Holden, and £443 10s to make up the purchase money, total £1,250, and that £60 of the £443 10s is paid.
* 'Hartshorne' with their marks at end of deed

[no title]  D 779B/T 404  1728

Contents:
Letter from John to Robert Holden esquire, at 'Farmake', saying the debt of £9 15s is due to Capt. Ashbey for necessaries John had of him when he came to the Troop, and John desires Robert to pay him, which with the 5 guineas John has already had will make up the sum of £15 John has given Robert a 'note' for; the captain says Robert agreed to give him £5 for John's coming into the Troop, of which the latter knows nothing.
Dated Warwick, 28 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 405  1729/30

Contents:
Receipt for £9 15s from John Holden to Major Ashby, paid to John in money and linen, 15 January 1727/8, with receipt from Ashby to Robert Holden esquire for the same.
Dated 3 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 406  1728/9

Contents:
Agreement between Charles Holden of Wilne gentleman and Robert Holden of Foremark esquire, that Charles will convey to Robert before Lady Day next an estate in fee simple of messuage, 3 yardlands belonging, in Wilne, Over, Nether and Chappell Closes, cottage in tenure of William Kirk and all other lands of Charles in Wilne and Shardlow, and that Robert will pay Charles £1,200 and £6 per annum to his mother Mary while she lives; that all debts charged upon the premises are to be paid out of the purchase money; that Robert is to retain sufficient of the remaining money to indemnify himself against further annuity of £9 payable to Mary if she lives apart from Charles, Robert allowing interest at 5% on the retained money.
Dated 10 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 407-T 408  1729

Contents:
Lease and release in trust made between 1. Charles Holden of Wilne gentleman, 2. Samuel Pole of Muggington clerk, Joseph Greaves of Foremark 3. Robert Holden of Foremark esquire, for £731 10s due from Charles Holden to Robert Holden, secured on 2 mortgages dated 2 November 1727, for Robert's undertaking to pay John, Charles' brother £25, the remaining part of his portion, and Mary, Charles Holden's sister, £50 in full payment of her portion and for £443 10s paid to Charles by Robert Holden (in all £1,250), Charles conveyed premises as in agreement above of 10 January 1728/9, with the addition of a parcel of ground and buildings on it situated on the south side of the River Trent in the tenure of Charles Greaves, to Pole and Joseph Greaves in trust for Robert Holden.
Dated 12, 13 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 409  1729

Contents:
Promissory note to pay John Holden £20, from R. Holden.
Dated 16 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 410  1730

Contents:
Receipt from John Holden for £20, which with £30 formerly paid him by Robert Holden, is in full of all portions intended for him and charged on the lands of John's late father.
Dated 24 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 411-T 412  1729

Contents:
Agreement (two parts) made between Robert and Charles Holden, that Robert may retain £300 of the purchase money for the property he has bought from Charles, during the life of Charles' mother Mary, to indemnify himself against the annuity payable to her; Robert will pay interest at 4½% on money retained whilst Mary makes no claim on him; the £300 will be paid Charles on her death; Charles will hold the premises for rent of £50.
Dated 12 May
One of the copies is endorsed with receipts for £60 and £240 paid to Charles by Robert after Mary's death, 14 April 1731 and 24 April 1733.

[no title]  D 779B/T 413-T 415  1730-1733

Contents:
Three papers of accounts between [Robert Holden] and Charles Holden, which also involve Henry Holden [Charles' younger brother] who appears to have leased property from Robert. D 779B/T 420 includes notes of cost of leading brick to Shardlow and for lime. Account settled 24 April 1733.

Purchase from Robert Bryan in October 1729  D 779B/T 416-430  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 416-T 417  1711

Contents:
Lease and release, and assignment of mortgage term in trust to attend the inheritance made between 1. John Hardinge of Kings Newton esquire son and heir of Robert Hardinge late of the same place esquire deceased, Rebecca Holden widow of Edward Holden late of Weston clerk, Robert Holden of Weston clerk son and heir of Edward 2. Robert Cooper of Aston yeoman, John Sleigh of Weston yeoman 3. Robert Brian of Weston yeoman, reciting mortgage dated 25 March 1709, by which Rebecca Holden, for the advance of £500 towards the discharge of Robert Holden's debts, and Robert Holden, mortgaged to Robert Hardinge, the Old Close, Dean Leas, the Gorstey Closes and the Middle Close in Weston, in occupations of John Rose, John Henshaw, Francis Henshaw, George Barker, George Domelow, Thomas Fewkes and Thomas Gilbert; that John Hardinge is his father's executor, and witnessing that for £140 paid by Brian and 5s. by Cooper and Sleigh to Hardinge, Hardinge assigned, with the consent of Rebecca and Robert Holden, the residue of the mortgage term of 500 years in the Gorstey Closes containing 9 acres in Weston in occupation of Thomas Fewkes and George Barker, to Cooper and Sleigh in trust for Brian to attend the inheritance, and Rebecca Holden for 10s. paid her by Brian and Robert Holden for £130 paid him by Brian, conveyed the Gorstey Closes to him.
Dated 3, 4 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 418-T 419  1711

Contents:
Declaration of trust (2 parts) by Robert Brian of Weston yeoman, that whereas Thomas Brian late of Weston yeoman, Robert's brother, contracted last December with Rebecca Holden widow and Robert Holden, for the purchase of the Gorstey Closes in Weston and died before the conveyance, but had devised the closes to be purchased in his will, the Nether Gorstey close in Thomas Fewkes holding to his nephew Robert Brian and the Upper Gorstey Close in the holding of George Barker and George Domelow to his nephew Thomas Brian, and he made Robert his brother his sole executor, and the Holdens conveyed the premises to Robert, who declares that the purchase money was his late brother's money and that his name was used for the performance of Thomas Brian's will and for the benefits of Thomas Brian's nephews, Robert and Thomas.
Dated 4 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 420  [1711]

Contents:
Final concord between Robert Bryan, Samuel Brown, Thomas Gilbert and Richard Brown querent and Robert Holden clerk, Rebecca Holden widow defendants concernings 40 acres each of land, meadow and pasture and common of pasture in Weston. £200.
Dated Trinity 10 Anne

[no title]  D 779B/T 421-T 422  1722/3

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Thomas Bryan of Kettlethorpe, county Lincoln, yeoman to 2. Robert Bryan of 'Wesson upon Trent', [Thomas's] brother, yeoman for £130, of the Gossy Close in Weston containing 6 acres in tenure of Elizabeth Dumilaw.
Dated 23, 24 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 423  1723/4

Contents:
Marriage settlement by (lease - missing - and) release in trust by 1. Robert Bryan of Weston yeoman to 2. Robert Bonsall of Long Eaton gentleman, and John Trowell of the same place gentleman, for the marriage of Bryan and Mary, one of Bonsall's sisters and for a competent portion in part of a jointure which Brian is to have, of the nether end of the Gossy Close in Weston containing 6 acres, in the tenure of Elizabeth Dumellow widow, to the use of Bryan until the marriage, then to his use for life, remainders successively to Mary for life in part of jointure and dower, Mary's heirs by Robert and Robert Bryan's right heirs.
Dated (8), 9 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 424  1727

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 1,000 years by 1. Robert Bryan of Weston yeoman, Mary his wife to 2. John Bower of Repton gentleman, for £65, of Gossey Close in Weston containing 6 acres in the tenure of Robert Bryan.
Dated 20 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 425  [1728]

Contents:
Final concord between John Bower gentleman querent and Robert Bryan and Mary his wife defendants concerning 6 acres land and 6 acres pasture in Weston upon Trent. £60.
Dated Octave of Hilary, 1 George II

[no title]  D 779B/T 426  1728

Contents:
Declaration by Robert Bryan of Weston yeoman and Mary his wife that Robert has borrowed £15 from John Bower of Repton gentleman in addition to £65 borrowed before, and that the above deed of mortgage is a security for the £15.
Dated 11 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 427  1728

Contents:
Agreement to attorn tenants to Robert Holden of Foremark esquire, by John Fewkes and Elizabeth Domilow widow, holding the Gorstey Close in Weston of Robert Bryan at a rent of £6, and by Richard Browne of Weston wheelwright for the New Close in Weston at rent of £7 10s.
Dated 16 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 428  1728

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage made between 1. John Bower of Repton gentleman 2. Robert Bryan of Weston yeoman and 3. Robert Holden of Foremark esquire by which for £84 paid by Holden to Bower and by direction of Bryan, Bower assigned mortgage term demised in mortgage of 20 December 1727 to Robert Holden.
Dated 22 October
Endorsed with receipt for £20 paid by Holden to Brian, who charged the premises with the repayment of this sum in addition to £84, 31 March 1729.

[no title]  D 779B/T 429-T 430  1729

Contents:
Lease and release in trust made between 1. Robert Bryan now or late of Weston yeoman 2. Alexander Holden of Newark upon Trent, county Nottingham esquire, Joseph Greaves of Foremark and 3. Robert Holden of Foremark esquire, by which for £125 11s now due to Robert Holden from Bryan for principal and interest on 2 mortgages, both dated 22 October 1708 (sic), one of the Gostey Close in Weston, and the other of the New Close in Weston and for £6 9s paid to Bryan by Robert Holden and 5s paid Bryan by Alexander Holden and Greaves, the Gostey Close in the tenure of John Fewks and Elizabeth Domilow, was conveyed to Alexander Holden and Greaves in trust for Robert Holden.
Dated 24, 25 October

Purchase from Christopher Wright completed in 1732  D 779B/T 431-468  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 431  1657

Contents:
Mortgage by lease for 41 years by 1. Joseph Wright of Shardlow yeoman to 2. Gilbert Coke of Trusley esquire, for £70, of cottage, close belonging in the occupation of Robert Moreley, 2 yardlands in the same occupation, all in Aston.
Dated 9 July
Endorsed with memorandum that William Mundy of Darley esquire has received £80 19s from Joseph Parker and that Mundy, by virtue of an assignment made to him by Gilbert Coke esquire his father, assigns all his and his late father's title herein to the said Joseph Parker, 1 February 1664/5.

[no title]  D 779B/T 432-T 433  1673/4

Contents:
Assignment of term by 1. Christopher Wright of Eastwell, county Leicester, clerk, and Joseph Wright of Mapperley yeoman to 2. William Statham of Burrowash innholder, reciting mortgage dated 9 July 1657 (above) the 41-year term of which is vested in Christopher Wright by assignments and witnessing that for £50 Christopher Wright with the consent of Joseph Wright son of the Joseph Wright named in the mortgage of 1657, assigned to Statham, a pingle or piece of meadow lying at Aston Towneside called greeneleas, ½ acres meadow, another ½ acres meadow, ½ rood meadow, another ½ rood meadow, 10 roods meadow, 1 rood meadow (positions given in detail) all in Aston.
Dated 3 February
Annexed is a copy of the recited mortgage, endorsed with assignment as in D 779B/T 431 to which is pinned Christopher Wright's receipt for £50 from Statham, 3 February 1673/4 (D 779B/T 433).

[no title]  D 779B/T 434  1664/5

Contents:
Mortgage by lease for 100 years by 1. Joseph Wright of Mapperley yeoman to 2. Margaret Parker of Derby widow, for £300, of messuage in which Thomas Bontsall lives, with lands etc usually enjoyed with it, close called - in occupation of William Smith, arable lands in fields of Aston in Smith's occupation, arable lands and pastures in occupation of Robert Watson, arable lands in occupation of Robert Clarke, parcels of meadow in occupation of William Wood and Thomas Lockoe, all in Aston, all Wright's lands in Shardlow in occupation of George Sowter, John Clarke, John Whyman, - Wood, Simon Cripple, John Tate, Thomas Clifford and Christopher Wright, the Towne Close in occupation of Ellen Wright widow, 3 acres land or meadow ground in Shardlow in occupation of John Bryan.
Dated 31 January 17 Charles II

[no title]  D 779B/T 435  1673

Contents:
Assignment of term in trust made between 1. Richard Palfreyman of Weston yeoman 2. Roger Stathum of Wilne Mills millwright and 3. William Stathum of "Burrowes ash" yeoman, reciting that on 2 March 23 Charles I [1648] Joseph Wright late of Shardlow yeoman deceased mortgaged to Nicholas Willymott of Grays Inn esquire for £400, a messuage and 2½ yardlands in Shardlow and Wilne, by demise for 100 years, and by assignment the demise has come to Palfreyman, and witnessing that by William Stathum's appointment and for 12d paid by him to Palfreyman, Palfreyman assigned to Roger Stathum in trust for William Stathum, 2 closes in Shardlow called the Towne Close and Burrowes Close and a cottage lately built thereon (which are parcel of the above mortgaged premises and the inheritance of which closes and cottage are now owned by William Stathum) for the remainder of the 100-year term.
Dated 26 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 436-T 437  1673/4

Contents:
Assignment of term made between 1. Christopher Wright of Eastwell, county Leicester, clerk, Joseph Wright of Mapperley yeoman and 2. William Statham of Burrowash innholder, reciting that Margaret Parker of Derby widow in indenture dated 20 March 20 Charles II [1668] made between 1) Margaret Parker, 2) Joseph Wright and 3) Christopher Wright assigned to Christopher her right in messuage in Aston in which Thomas Bontsall lived, with lands belonging, close, arable lands, meadow grounds, all in Aston, identified by tenants' names, and all other lands in Aston, all lands in Shardlow, identified by type and tenants' names, and the Towne Close, which had been demised to her on 31 January 17 Charles II [1665] for 100 years, by Joseph Wright and witnessing that for £100, Christopher Wright with Joseph Wright's consent, assigned to Statham all the lands named in the annexed terrier, which are part of the lands above, reserving bargain and sale for 41 years of part of the premises inter alia made by Joseph, father of Joseph Wright above named (in party 1.) to Gilbert Coke of Trusley (see D 779B/T 431) and reserving the lease for 99 years of the premises inter alia made by Joseph Wright on 12 May 15 Charles II [1663] to William Webster of Thrussington, county Leicester clerk.
Dated 3 February
Annexed 1) the terrier above mentioned of properties in Aston, Wilne and Shardlow, giving positions in detail and field names, to which is pinned Christopher Wright's receipt for the £100 paid him by Statham (D 779B/T 437), 3 February 1673/4. 2) copy of mortgage by demise for 100 years dated 31 January 17 Charles II [1665] from Joseph Wright of Mapperley yeoman to Margaret Parker widow 1676 (D 779B/T 432) 3) copy of Margaret Parker's assignment of her term in copy 2), dated 20 March 20 Charles II [1668], to Christopher Wright, which is recited in above assignment of 3 February 1673/4 (D 779B/T 436).

[no title]  D 779B/T 438-T 439  1673-1674


Related information: Enclosed with D 779B/T 436-437

Contents:
2 rough terriers of some of the lands in annexed terrier

[no title]  D 779B/T 440-T 441  1676

Contents:
Assignment of term made between 1. Joseph Wright of Mapperley yeoman, Christopher Wright of Eastwell clerk and 2. William Statham of Burrowash innholder, reciting Margaret Parker's deed dated 20 March 20 Charles II [1668] (recited in D 779B/T 436) and witnessing that for £15 Christopher Wright with Joseph's consent, assigned to William Statham, a piece of meadow containing 1 acre in Smeath Meadow in possession of John Clarke, arable lands in fields of Wilne and Shardlow set out in annexed terrier, 2 cow or horse pastures in pasture belonging to Wilne and Shardlow, in the tenure of Joseph Wright, all in parish or liberties of Wilne and Shardlow, and parcel of lands in the recited deeds of [1668] and [1665] (the latter was recited in deed of [1668]) for the remainder of the term of 100 years created in the earlier deed (see above D 779B/T 436), reserving 99 year lease of 12 May 15 Charles II [1663] made by Joseph Wright to William Webster of Thrussington, county Leicester clerk.
Dated 21 September
The annexed terrier gives detailed position of properties, field names. Pinned to the assignment is Christopher Wright's receipt for the £15 paid him by Statham (D 779B/T 441), same date.
Note: deeds numbered D 779B/T 431-433 (above) and D 779B/T 434-441 appear to relate to 2 separate properties mortgaged in 2 separate mortgages but in D 779B/T 442-5 the mortgages came into the same hands and from D 779B/T 446 the properties are named in the same deeds.

[no title]  D 779B/T 442  1678

Contents:
Assignment of term made between 1. Christopher Wright of Eastwell clerk, Joseph Wright of Mapperley yeoman and 2. Stephen Flamstead of Derby gentleman, reciting demise by Joseph father of above Joseph Wright to Gilbert Coke, dated 9 July 1657 (see above D 779B/T 431) of cottage and 2 yardlands in Aston for 41 years, the residue of which term has come to Christopher Wright and witnessing that for £66 Christopher, with Joseph's consent, assigned to Flamstead, Riden-hill-close, Mapperley - peice lying near Horneditche - poole, the Flaxpeice lying or abutting on a furlong called Whitdraught, 6 leas or parcels of arable (2 abutting upon Riden-hill-close, 2 on the Flaxpeice and 2 on Whitdraught and abutting into or towards the Trent) all in Aston Netherfield in Aston parish, and part of the lands in the recited demise.
Dated 2 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 443  1678

Contents:
Christopher Wright's receipt for the £66 paid him by Flamstead, same date as D 779B/T 442.

[no title]  D 779B/T 444  1678

Contents:
Assignment of term made between 1. Christopher Wright of Eastwell clerk, Joseph Wright of Mapperley yeoman and 2. Stephen Flamstead of Derby gentleman reciting Margaret Parker's assignment dated 20 March 20 Charles II [1668] which recited Joseph Wright's mortgage to Margaret Parker, dated 31 January 17 Charles II [1665], by lease for 100 years (see D 779B/T 434-T 437) and witnessing that for £64 Christopher Wright, with Joseph Wright's consent, assigned to Flamstead a messuage in Shardlow, close on North side of the messuage and near adjoining, close called Well Yard on West side of messuage, flatt of arable called Shuckthorne Flatt, little flatt of arable called the little flatt adjoining Simpson - Close, 8 cow pastures in cow pasture belonging to Wilne and Shardlow, all in Wilne and Shardlow, for the remainder of the recited 100 year term.
Dated 2 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 445  1678

Contents:
Christopher Wright's receipt for the £64 paid him by Flamstead, same date as D 779B/T 444.

[no title]  D 779B/T 446-T 448  1682/3

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage by lease and release (both parts of release) made between 1. Francis Willughby of the Middle Temple esquire, Joseph Wright of Shardlow yeoman and 2. William Stathum of Burrowash yeoman by which for £180 paid to Willughby and £80 paid to Wright, Willughby with Wright's consent assigned to Statham, messuage in Shardlow, close on North side and near adjoining the messuage, the Well Yard on West side of messuage, flatts of arable called Shuckthorneflatt and the little flatt adjoining Simpsons Close, 8 cow pastures in cow pasture belonging to Wilne and Shardlow, all in Wilne and Shardlow, close called Riden-hill-close, Mapperley piece near Horneditch poole, flax peice abutting on Whitdraught, and 6 leas or parcels of arable, 2 of them butting on Riden-hill close, 2 upon flax peice and 2 on Whitdraught, all in Aston neatherfeild in Aston; all premises in the tenure of Willughby; Wright may redeem for £306 16s.
Dated 5, 6 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 449  1682/3

Contents:
Mortgage by (lease - missing -) and release by 1. Joseph Wright of Shardlow yeoman to 2. William Statham of Burrowash yeoman, for £260, of premises as immediately above in D 779B/T 446-8, reserving bargain and sale for 100 years dated 31 January 17 Charles II [1665] of inter alia, these premises, made by Joseph Wright to Margaret Parker of Derby widow, and another for 41 years dated 9 July 1657, of these premises or part of them, made by Wright's father Joseph, to Gilbert Coke of Trusley esquire, 1. to repay £306 16s by 7 January 1685/6.
Dated (5), 6 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 450  1684/5

Contents:
Assignment of terms in trust, made between 1. Stephen Flamstead of Derby gentleman and Joseph Wright of Shardlow yeoman and 2. William Statham of Burrowash yeoman and William Gilbert of Derby gentleman trustee for Statham, reciting the 2 assignments dated 2 October 1678 (see above D 779B/T 442-T 444) and witnessing that Flamstead with Wright's consent and by direction of Statham and for 5s. paid by Gilbert, assigned to Gilbert all the premises in the recited assignments for the remainder of terms of 41 and 100 years in trust for Statham.
Dated 7 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 451  1693

Contents:
Bond in £500 by Stephen Statham of 'Burrowesash' [Burrowash] yeoman to Joseph Wright of Shardlow yeoman for the performance of an award by John Lord and Joseph Parker of Derby gentlemen concerning matters in variance between Statham and Wright provided that the award is made by 8 July, and if it is not, for the performance of the 'umperidge' of John Horsley of Leek, county Stafford, gentleman, so long as it is perfected by 5 August.
Dated 21 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 452  1693

Contents:
Award of John Lord gentleman Mayor of Derby and Joseph Parker of Derby gentleman, reciting that differences have arisen between Joseph Wright and Steven Statham about the 'dismortgageing' of a messuage and lands in Wilne, Shardlow and Aston, formerly the inheritance of Joseph Wright, mortgaged to Francis Willoughby, who conveyed the premises to William Statham since deceased, and that William Statham's estate is now vested in Stephen Statham and awarding that William and Stephen have received £14 17s 0 3/4d over and above the principal, interest and charges, by receipt of rents etc. from the premises, and are ordered to repay that sum, and to convey the premises by lease and release, to Parker, and the parties will upon this payment and conveyance seal to each other a general release of all actions before 21 June last.
Dated 4 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 453  1694

Contents:
Probate copy of will of Joseph Wright of Shardlow yeoman dated 14 May 1694: to Sarah Burgin, sister, £10 and to her son John, Joseph's godson, £40, if either dies before payment, the money is to be equally divided amongst the rest of Sarah's children; to sister Mary Oakes £30 or to her children; to sister Ellin £30, or if she is dead before payment, it is to be distributed amongst the rest of the sisters' children equally; to sister Esther and her children £30; to brother John £20 but if dead before payment, to be distributed to sisters' children equally; to brother William Is if demanded; to Christian Dodson £3; to Robert Wood of Ockbrook the mare he has in his possession which is Wright's; to brother Robert all the rest of his lands, goods and chattels together with the title to his estate in liberty Shardlow and Aston; brother Robert is named executor.
Dated 21 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 454-T 456  1694/5

Contents:
Lease and both parts of release and confirmation by 1. Stephen Statham of Burrowash yeoman, brother and heir of William Statham late of same yeoman deceased to 2. Robert Wright of Toton, county Nottingham, yeoman, executor and devisee of Joseph Wright of Shardlow yeoman deceased, in pursuance of an award made by John Lord then Mayor of Derby and Joseph Parker, between Stephen Statham and Joseph Wright deceased, and for 5s., of premises as in D 779B/T 446-8 above (with minor spelling differences), all heretofore in the tenure of Joseph Wright.
Dated 20,21 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 457  1697

Contents:
Quitclaim by William Wright of Stebbington, county Northampton, gentleman brother and heir of Joseph Wright, late of Shardlow gentleman deceased, for 5s paid him by his brother Robert of Toton, county Nottingham, yeoman of all his right to premises as in D 779B/T 446-448.
Dated 15 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 458  1697

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 500 years by 1. Robert Wright of Toton, county Nottingham, yeoman to 2. Joseph Parker of Derby gentleman, for £80, of premises as in D 779B/T 446-T 448 in the occupation of Robert Wright.
Dated 15 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 459-T 460  1723

Contents:
Mortgage by lease and release in trust made between 1. Christopher Wright of Toton, county Nottingham, yeoman, Anne his wife 2. Alpheus Burgin of Shardlow gentleman, Hannah his wife and 3. Odingsells White of Mansfield, county Nottingham, gentleman, reciting that Henry Clempson of Woodborough, county Nottingham, yeoman deceased, late father of Hannah Burgin, bequeathed £300 to White in trust for Hannah's children as she should direct, and made Alpheus Burgin his sole executor, and witnessing that for £300 paid by White to Wright, premises as in D 779B/T 446-448 in the occupation of Henry Powson, were mortgaged to White in trust to the uses of Henry Clempson's will, reserving mortgage to Joseph Parker of Derby deceased gentleman made by Christopher Wright's father Robert on 15 November 1697, which Christopher now covenanted to assign to whomever White should appoint as further security.
Dated 4, 5 December
Endorsed with receipt from Alpheus and Hannah Burgin for £300, part of the £300, paid by Wright to them, 24 June 1724.

[no title]  D 779B/T 461  1723

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage term in trust made between 1. Benjamin Parker of 'Chaddesdaine' esquire, and Mary Parker of Derby widow, executors of the will of Joseph Parker late of Derby gentleman, Benjamin's father 2. Christopher Wright of Toton, county Nottingham, yeoman 3. Odingsells White of Mansfield, county Nottingham, gentleman, and 4. Thomas Hynde of Sawley gentleman by which for 5s paid by Hynde to the Parkers, the latter assigned to Hynde in trust for White, and at the request of Wright, the mortgage term in the deed of 15 November 1697 (see D 779B/T 458), the equity of redemption of which is now vested in Wright, at whose request White has paid the Parkers £80 and advanced a further £220 to Wright, who has mortgaged the premises to White (D 779B/T 459-60).
Dated 6 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 462-T 464  1729

Contents:
3 papers pinned together memorandum of agreement between Christopher Wright and Joseph Greaves, on behalf of Robert Holden esquire, that Wright will convey before midsummer day a messuage in Shardlow and several closes in Shardlow and Aston, late in tenure of Henry Poulson, to Holden, who will pay £500 and enter upon premises as from Lady Day last. Received £5 5s. 18 April, £144 15s 2 May and £30 25 August.
Dated 18 April
2) Agreement, reciting that Holden has contracted to buy an estate from Christopher Wright, which was mortgaged to Odingsells White, now deceased, and the legal estate is now vested in his son John White, an infant of 19, by reason of whose infancy Holden cannot have a proper conveyance made to him; nevertheless, Holden has advanced £150 to Wright, in consideration of which Wright and Alpheus Burgin, on behalf of his children, agree that Holden shall immediately enter the premises, take rents etc. out of which he will pay Burgin the interest on £200, the remaining principal due on the mortgage, and to himself the interest due on the £150 advanced to Wright, until Holden has a good title, paying the surplus rents to Wright, Holden retaining the rest of the purchase money interest free.
Dated 2 May
3) Receipt for £40 borrowed by Wright from Holden.
Dated 29 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 465  1732

Contents:
Account between Mr Holden and Christopher Wright, 3 April.

[no title]  D 779B/T 466  undated

Contents:
Account of what is due to Mr Burgin and of a sum to be paid to Christopher Wright.

[no title]  D 779B/T 467-T 468  1732

Contents:
Lease and release and assignment of term in trust to attend the inheritance made between 1. John White of Mansfield, county Nottingham son and heir of Odingsells White of Mansfield gentleman, deceased, Christopher Wright of Toton, county Nottingham, yeoman and Anne his wife 2. Alpheus Burgin of Shardlow gentleman and Hannah his wife 3. Thomas Hynde of Sawley gentleman 4. Robert Holden of Foremark esquire and 5. Joseph Greaves of Foremark by which for £278 6s paid to John White and £226 19s paid to Wright by Holden, White, by the direction of the Burgins and of Christopher Wright, released to Holden, messuage in Shardlow, close on north of messuage and near adjoining, close called Well Yard on west of messuage, Shuck Thorne Flatt, the Little Flatt adjoining Sympson Close, 8 horse or cow pastures: in cow pasture belonging to Wilne and Shardlow, all in Wilne and Shardlow, Riden Hill Close, Mapperley peice near Hornditch pool, Flax peice abutting upon a furlong called Whit draught, 6 leyes or parcels of arable (2 abutting on Riden Hill Close, 2 on Flax peice, 2 on Whitdraught and shooting into or towards the Trent) all in Aston Nether Field; in parish of Aston; all premises late in tenure of Henry Powson, and for 5s. paid by Greaves to Hynde, the latter, by the direction of White, Wright, the Burgins and Holden, assigned the premises for remainder of 500-year term (assigned to Hynde in deed of 6 December 1723) to Greaves in trust for Holden to attend the inheritance.
Dated 3, 4 April (the 3rd April lease is dated 1731 in error)

Purchase of Wilne Hall in Little Wilne, the Chantry House in Sawley, and lands, and the lease of the prebend etc of Sallow and Wilne from the Leche family in March 1732/3  D 779B/T 469-544  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 469  [1510]

Contents:
Exemplification of common recovery dated Trinity 2 Henry VIII [1510]: William Strete clerk, Richard Strete clerk and Ralph Edmondson pets. Thomas Tykhyll gentleman defendant concerning 3 acres land covered with water and 20 acres meadow in Aston upon Trent. Seal on tag with inscription, 'Sigillum Pro Brevibus Coram Justiciariis'.
Dated 28 June 2 Henry VIII

[no title]  D 779B/T 470  [1553]

Contents:
Surrender by Alice Edmondeson widow of Edward Edmondeson late of Sallow [Sawley] to Edward's son Gefferey, his heirs and assigns for ever, of parcel of meadow called Mythom, 3 doles of meadow and 3 acres land covered with water in Wilne and Shardlow, in parish of Aston, and all lands in Aston, and her right for life in them, reciting that Edward Edmondeson on 21 March 30 Henry VIII [1539] granted them to Rafe Edmondeson clerk and Nicholas Bentley, to the use of Alice for life, and after her death, half to the use of his son Robert and half to his son Gefferey, and that Robert, on 6 June 7 Edward VI [1553] granted his half to Gefferey.
Dated 16 June 7 Edward VI

[no title]  D 779B/T 471  [1570]

Contents:
Counterpart bargain and sale by 1. Charles Pagett of West Drayton, Middlesex esquire to 2. Edward Edmonson of 'Sallowe' [Sawley] gentleman, for £50, of 2 parcels of land lying in pasture ground or close called the Holme, parish of Wilne; the one called West holme lying between Mill Field on west, Turne Holme on east, Gosholme on north, and the said field and a little parcel of ground there called Mylne yard on south; the other called Goose grene between tholde Milne dame on south, Turne holme on north; containing in all 11 acres 24p. and in Edmonson' s tenure.
Dated 14 September 12 Elizabeth I.

[no title]  D 779B/T 472  [1572]

Contents:
Counterpart confirmation parties named as in deed above, reciting deed of 14 September 12 Elizabeth I as above and saying that the parish was utterly mistaken because the premises lie in the parish of Aston and there is no parish of Wilne, therefore for the better accomplishing of the former bargain and sale, Paget confirmed the 2 parcels of land in Wilne in the parish of Aston to Edmonson.
Dated 22 September 14 Elizabeth I.

[no title]  D 779B/T 473  [1626]

Contents:
Lease for 90 years by 1. William Viscount Mansfield, surviving executor of the will of Gilbert late earl of Shrewsbury to 2. Sir Edward Leche one of the masters of High Court of Chancery, for £250, of parcels of ground called West Holme and Goose greene containing 10 acres in parish of Aston near Sawley, parcel of ground called Mythe Holme or Mythome lying upon the 'Darwent' and in the townships of Aston, Shardlow, Wilne and Sawley and in the parish of Aston or Sawley, containing 6 acres, messuage, garden and orchard in Little Wilne in lordship of Sawley, late in the occupation of Francis Lassells gentleman Rent 12d.
Dated 27 April 2 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 474-476  [17th cent]

Contents:
3 papers concerning Westholme and Goosegreene
1) description of property and acreage (11 acres 34p.)
2) a scrap describing premises as in a deed or other legal document
3) ?draft bargain and sale, by William Viscount Mansfield, surviving executor of Gilbert late Earl of Shrewsbury, to Robert Holden of Shardlow, for - money, of parcel called Westholme and Goosegreene, parcel of Charles Paget 's possessions and late parcel of possessions of Gilbert late Earl of Shrewsbury; with convenant by Holden to make all fences between the parcel and the lands adjoining called Torneholme, being lands of the prebend of Sawley, and to maintain them, although formerly they were to have been made by the Prebendary.

[no title]  D 779B/T 477  1653

Contents:
Bargain and sale by 1. Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman to 2. William Leche of Shipley esquire, for a competent sum, of enclosed ground called Mytholme, being meadow or pasture, within precints of Sawley, with fishing place within Trent River called Mytholme Draught, meadow or pasture grounds called Goose Greene and Westholme in Wilne and Shardlow, all reputed to be parcel of the manor of Weston and in Leche's possession.
Dated 1 July
Endorsed with enrolment on Close Rolls, 4 July.

[no title]  D 779B/T 478  [1604]

Contents:
Bargain and sale by 1. Francis Needham of Melbourne esquire to 2. John Hacker of Bridgford upon the Hill, county Nottingham, esquire and Edward Langley of Rotherham, county York gentleman, for a competent sum, of messuage or tenement in Little Wilne with 2 acres, late in tenure of Nicholas Williamson gentleman deceased, with buildings, yards, gardens, orchards, poles or fences of sawn boards and other implements of household and household stuff.
Dated 15 October 2 James
Endorsed with livery of seisin, 16 Oct.

[no title]  D 779B/T 479  [1626]

Contents:
Declaration of trust by William Viscount Mansfield reciting that he, with consent of the Earls of Arundel and Pembroke, sold the Rectory of Hartington and lands in and near Sawley for £550, to Sir Edward Leche, that Leche wishes the inheritance of the Sawley lands to rest in Mansfield and trustees, and declaring that the inheritance will be passed to Leche on demand, that Mansfield and any others standing possessed of terms or estates of inheritance in the Rectory or in Sawley lands in trust for Mansfield as executor to the late Gilbert Earl of Shrewbury, will stand seised in trust for Sir Edward Leche.
Dated 27 April 2 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 480-T 481  [1627]

Contents:
Lease for one month and bargain and sale by 1. Francis Hacker of Colston Bassett, county Nottingham, esquire son and heir of John Hacker as in [1604] deed above deceased to 2. Sir Edward Leche of Shipley and William esquire his son and heir apparent, at the request of William Viscount Mansfield, surviving executor of Gilbert late Earl of Shrewsbury, in performance of trust reposed in Hacker by the Earl, and for a competent sum, of premises as in D 779B/T 478, sometime in the occupation of Nicholas Williamson gentleman deceased and now in tenure of Thomas Benskin gentleman.
Dated 20, 23 July 3 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 482  [17thc]


Related information: For copies of deeds of 1655 and 1655/6 relating to the Derbyshire lands of William Leche of 'Squirryes' [Squerryes] Kent, esquire, see D 779B/T 524-4.

Contents:
Copy of lease for 3 lives dated 11 June 1627 by 1. Richard Pilkington D.D. treasurer of Lichfield Cathedral and prebendary of Sallow [Sawley] prebend, annexed to the treasureship, to 2. Sir Edward Leech of Shipley, of prebend or rectory, parsonages or churches of Sallow [Sawley] and Wilne, with the mansion place, all other housings, edifices, glebe lands etc., for the lives of William son and heir of Leech, Dorothy his daughter and Richard of Gray's Inn gentleman son and heir of Leech's late brother William; rent £66 13s 4d, Leech to find and maintain curates and ministers paying them £34 per annum and to repair chancel of Sallow and Wilne churches with parsonage houses.
Attornies for livery of seisin: Matthew West clerk official of Sallow, John Peace yeoman.
Not dated
NOTE:

[no title]  D 779B/T 483  [17thc]; (1673)

Contents:
Copy of will of William Leche of 'Squerries', Kent, knight, dated 18 August 1673: to wife Jane her jewels and cabinets, his plate hangings, beddings, pewter and furniture belonging to the manor house of 'Squirries' [Squerryes], her coach with coach horses and harnesses, carts, wagons, with materials belonging (excepting breeding mares, saddle horses and colts); to son Edward, library, bason and ewer, of £25 price, besides which the Rectory of Duffield will descend to him at father's death, and the lordship of Shipley at his mother's death, for it is settled on her for her jointure; to son John, manor house and manor of Squerryes, farms called Gasham or Gaisham and coverts in Kent, saddle horses (except Edward's mare); to son William, £3,000 at 21, out of manors, lands etc, prebend or rectories of Sawley and Wilne; to son Philip, land near 'Beaureper' [Belper] called Bradley land, and £1,000 at 21, out of lands to be sold; if John, William or Philip die before 21, the survivor(s) of them are to have his estate equally between them; to daughters Thomazin £500, Jane £1,000, Elizabeth £2,000 and necklace of pearls which was her mother's, Hester £1,000, at their marriages, to daughters Rose, Dorothy, Anne and Mary, £500 apiece at 21 or marriage; if a daughter dies before 21 or marriage, her portion is to be divided between sons John, William and Philip; small bequests to parson who preaches Leche 's final sermon, poor of Westerham [Kent], servants. Overseers, George Evelyn esquire of Wootton [?Kent] the elder, 'my brother', George Evelyn esquire of Nutfield [Surrey], Edward Smith esquire, his brother in law, Thomas Dauling of Westerham [Kent] esquire, to have £50 each, £100 to friend Geo Combes as an assistant to children. The manors etc of Duffield, 'Beaureper' [Belper], Southwood, 'Holland' [Hulland], 'Edrichey' [Idridgehay] and 'Biggen', together with prebend or Rectories of Sawley and Wilne, may be sold to pay legacies, and children may enter these premises to receive rents etc. if they are not sold and the legacies are unpaid. Whereas on 15 August last Leche enfeoffed George Combes of lands in Derbyshire for the payment of debts and to the uses of his will, Combes is to give an account of his trust to overseers of will.
Residuary legatees: sons John, William and Philip also executors.
Not dated

[no title]  D 779B/T 484  [1675]

Contents:
Copy of case and judgement Monday, 22 February 27 Charles II [1675]: Jane relict of William Leche knight deceased, Thomazina daughter of Leche, aged 21, William son of Sir William, Jane and 6 other younger daughters of Sir William, plaintiffs, Edward son and heir of Sir William, John and Philip two younger sons of Sir William by George Combes their guardian, George Evelyn of Wootton esquire, George Evelyn of Nutfield esquire, Edward Smith esquire, Thomas Dawleing gentleman, Ambrose Phillips senior, Ambrose Phillips junior, Paul Jodrell and the aforesaid George Combes, administrator of Sir William's will defendants: the scope of the will being that Sir William being seised in fee of the manor of Squerryes, Kent, and manors and lands in Derbyshire, and being seised of the prebend and rectories of Sawley and Wilne for the lives of himself, Sir Robert Leche and Dame Dorothy Long, his brother and sister, demised the same about 1 February 1655/6 to the defendant Ambrose Phillips the father and others since dead, to hold the fee simple lands for 99 years from his death and the prebend for 80 years or the remaining lives from his death, upon trust that Lady Leche enjoy Squerryes manor house for life, the lessees to receive the profits of the other lands and sell the Derbyshire estate to pay the rents, and then to pay Lady Jane £80 per annum, the residue for performance of his will; after by lease and release dated 15, 16 August 1673, he conveyed part of the Derbyshire estate to the defendant Combes upon trust to sell in Sir William's life to pay his debts; recital of will (for which see above D 779B/T 483); Sir William died leaving "no considerable personal estate": the bill complains that the defendant Edward Leche pretends that his father made no such estate in 1655/6 nor any such will, or if he did, he was only tenant in tail of the freehold Derbyshire lands and that the prebend and rectories do not pass by his will but come to the defendant as special occupant, and that he has entered upon both the fee simple and the leasehold lands and has received their profits, for which he should account and he should join in sales for the satisfaction of purchasers and that the defendants John and William Leche pretend the personal estate and lands devised to be sold ought to be used to ease the lands devised to them of the mortgages with which they are charged and to be disburdened of the £80 per annum payment, although the personal estate and all the lands appointed by the will to be sold will not pay the money legacies: answers are given in detail, mentioning the Duffield lands: judgement that the 1655/6 deed was a good deed, Lady Leche is to enjoy the manor house of Squerryes and the £80 per annum is to be chargeable upon all the lands mentioned in the deed; a master of the court is to appoint how this may be done and to take accounts of rents and profits of the Derbyshire properties Edward Leche has received since his father's death; the lease of the prebend is to be renewed, etc.
Not dated
At foot, receipt from Jane Leche to Mr Combes for the necklace of pearl in the order, pursuant to this order, 4 May 1675.

[no title]  D 779B/T 485  1682

Contents:
Lease for 3 lives by 1. Edmund Diggle D.D. Treasurer of Lichfield Cathedral and Prebendary of the Prebend of 'Sallowe' [Sawley], which is annexed to the Treasurership to 2. Edward Smyth of Nibley, county Gloucester, esquire of the prebend of 'Sallow' and Wilne with the mansion place, all other housings, glebe lands, rents, tithes etc. within the prebend and parishes of Sallow and Wilne, for the lives of John, Hester and Rose Leech, children of Sir William Leech of Shipley knight. Rent £66 13s 4d, the leasee to find at own cost ministers to take services etc. paying them at least £34 per annum for maintenance and to maintain in repair the chancels of the churches and other buildings.
Endorsed that Hester Whitlocke widow, Dorothy, Anne and Mary Leche, daughters of Sir William Leche deceased surrender their interest in the lease to Robert Pugh of the Middle Temple, in indenture of even date, as security for the payment to Pugh of £500 and interest at 5%, 11 August 1693.

[no title]  D 779B/T 486  1689

Contents:
Letter, John Leche at Hollingbourne [Kent] to Paul Jodrell at his chamber in Symmons Inn, Chancery Lane, saying Leche has had only £500 or so of the ? £600 or so due to him and that his sisters say Jodrell has told them the estate "will suddenly" [?soon] be sold.
Dated 28 September

[no title]  D 779B/T 487-T 488  1700

Contents:
Mortgage (and copy) made between 1. Sir Philip Leche son of Sir William Leche late of Squerryes, Kent, deceased 2. Rose Leche, Sir William's daughter and 3. Paul Jodrell of Chancery Lane, esquire, reciting in part the will of Sir William Leche, dated 28 August 1673, which made inter alia the lease of Sawley or Sallow and Wilne prebend subject to the payment of legacies; that the lease was renewed in the name of Edward Smith, an overseer of the will, for the lives of John, Hester and Rose Leche; that William Leche the younger after reaching his majority, in 1687 granted to Paul Jodrell £1,350 out of his legacy of £3,000 and all his interest in legacies of brothers and sisters after their deaths; Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William is dead; Philip (party 1. above) reached his majority; William Leche the younger died; Philip Leche wishing to settle his £1,000 legacy, so that he should receive the interest for life and his sister Rose the principal at his death, by indenture dated 8 July 1697 gave her his £1,000 and his claim to the prebend and leased premises by virtue of his father's will, but the interest was to go to Philip during his life; Jane Leche daughter of Sir William has not married and witnessing that for £150 paid by Jodrell and for money lent before to Philip Leche by Jodrell, Leche assigned to Jodrell his share of the £1,000 given to Jane Leche which he may be entitled to on her death before marriage, and in the leased premises by virtue of the £1,000, and, if Jane marries, the £1,000 assigned to Rose and the premises charged with its payment, will stand charged as security for the £150.
Dated 25 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 489  undated

Contents:
Copy of bond in £1,000, dated 20 June 1700, (sic) from Philip Leche esquire of St Martin's in the Fields to Rose Leche spinster of St Paul's, Covent Garden, to observe indentures of 25 June made between Philip and Rose, and Paul Jodrell.
Not dated

[no title]  D 779B/T 490  1700

Contents:
Declaration, reciting deed of 25 June above, and saying that no provision was made in case any question should arise as to whether Philip Leche's interest in the £1,000 devised to his sister Jane, in case of her death before marriage, shall vest in Philip if he dies before the marriage or death of Jane, it is declared between Philip Leche, Rose Leche and Paul Jodrell that the security of the £1,000 mentioned to have been given to Philip Leche and assigned to Rose Leche shall extend to the paying to Paul Jodrell as much money as Philip would be entitled to of Jane's £1,000 by her death un-married, in case Philip were then living [? as though he were then living], and the £1,000 so bargained and sold to Rose Leche shall stand charged with such payment.
Dated 26 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 491  1700

Contents:
Bond in £1,000 from Philip Leche esquire and Rose Leche spinster to Paul Jodrell of the Inner Temple esquire to observe indenture of 25 June 1700 (see D 779B/T 487) and the agreement signed and sealed by Philip and Rose Leche of even date.
Dated 26 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 492  [1700 or later]

Contents:
Memorandum of Mr Jodrell's claims out of the Sawley estate.
Not dated

[no title]  D 779B/T 493  1700

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage made between 1. Hester Whitelock of St Martin in the Fields, widow of Stephen Whitelock late of Chancery Lane gentleman, Dorothy Leche of Barton St Malherb, Kent, Anne and Mary Leche of Boxley, Kent, all daughters of Sir William Leche of 'Squirryes' [Squerryes] Kent deceased 2. Anne Pugh relict and administratrix of the goods etc. of Robert Pugh late of Middle Temple esquire and 3. William Perris of St Dunstan in the West, London, gentleman reciting inter alia that Mary, Dorothy and Anne Leche have reached the age of 21 and that the legacies of £1,000, £500, £500 and £500 left to party 1. (above) by their father have not been paid, and that on 11 August 1693 they mortgaged their legacies to Robert Pugh deceased and all their interest in the trust estate mentioned in their father's will, for £500 and interest, and that the mortgage is now vested in Anne Pugh, Robert's widow and witnessing that, for £500, Anne Pugh assigned the mortgage to William Perris, by the appointment of party 1.
Dated 21 August
Endorsed with assignment of the mortgage by Perris to Sir Richard Holford of Lincolns Inn, for £500, 13 February 1700/1.

[no title]  D 779B/T 494  1700/1

Contents:
Assignment of bond by William Perris of St Dunstan in the West, London, gentleman to Sir Richard Holford of Lincolns Inn, Master of Chancery, reciting bond of 21 August [1700] by Hester Whitelocke widow, Dorothy, Anne and Mary Leche spinsters and Paul Jodrell esquire to William Perris, in £1,000 for the payment of £525, payable according to covenant in indentures of same date (see D 779B/T 493) and witnessing that for £500 the bond and principal sum were assigned by Perris to Holford.
Dated 13 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 495-496  1710

Contents:
2 Surrenders of lease (dated 21 April 1682) by Sir Richard Holford of Lincolns Inn to Job Grace clerk, treasurer of Lichfield Cathedral and Prebendary of Sallow [Sawley] in trust that Grace will grant a new lease for lives to George Smith of Nibley esquire, son and heir of Edward Smith deceased, which shall be a security to Holford for £500, and will immediately be assigned to him, reciting that John Leech, one of the lives in the lease of 1682 is dead and the lease is vested in Holford as security for £500.
Dated 11 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 497  1710

Contents:
Mortgage by lease for 99 years or 3 lives made between 1. Philip Leche of St Martins in the Fields, Middlesex, esquire, Jane Leche spinster, Hester Whitlocke widow, Benjamin Griffin of 'Colarn' Somerset [? Colerne in Wiltshire] clerk, Rose his wife, Dorothy Leche spinster, Anne Leche spinster, all, except Griffin, children of Sir William Leche deceased, Paul Jodrell of Chancery Lane esquire 2. George Smith of Nibley, county Gloucester, esquire son and heir of Edward Smith of Nibley esquire deceased, and 3. Sir Richard Holford of Lincolns Inn reciting lease from Job Grace clerk, described as in deed of 1710 above, to George Smith, dated 22 May, of the prebend of Sallow [Sawley] and Wilne with the mansion place, other buildings, glebe lands, rents, tithes etc. for the lives of Sir James Long of Draycott Cerne, Wiltshire, bart., Henry son of Paul Jodrell and Henry Burwell curate of Boxley, Kent, in trust for party 1. above and witnessing that for 5s paid by Holford to Smith and £500 paid by Holford to party 1., Smith, at 1.'s direction, granted the prebend etc. as recited, to Holford for 99 years or 3 lives as in the recited lease, in mortgage.
Dated 12 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 498  1713

Contents:
Counterpart assignment of mortgage made between 1. Sir Richard Holford of Lincolns Inn. 2. As party 1. in mortgage of 12 August 1710 above, and 3. Abraham Crompton of Derby gentleman, by which, for £29 6s 3d paid by party 2. to Holford and for £500 paid by Crompton to Holford, the latter, with the consent of party 2., assigned to Crompton the mortgage term in deed of 12 August 1710 above.
Dated 14 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 499  1713

Contents:
Bond in £1,000 by Philip, Jane, Dorothy and Anne Leech, Hester Whitlock, Benjamin and Rose Griffin and Paul Jodrell to Abraham Crompton for performances of indenture tripartite of even date.
Dated 14 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 500  undated

Contents:
Abstract of title to the freehold and leasehold in Sawley, the estate of Sir William Leche deceased (Trinity 2 Henry VIII [1510] - October 1713).
Not dated

[no title]  D 779B/T 501  1715

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage by 1. Abraham Crompton of Derby gentleman, to 2. James Lane of Muggington, yeoman, for £500, by which mortgage by assignment of lease dated 12 August 1710 (recited) which was assigned to Crompton on 14 October 12 Anne [1713], was assigned to Lane.
Dated 20 April
Endorsed with Crompton's receipt for the £500 paid by Lane, same date.

[no title]  D 779B/T 502-503  1710

Contents:
Assignment of term for 99 years (and counterpart) by 1. Paul Jodrell of Chancery Lane esquire, executor of the will of Ambrose Phillips, formerly of Grays Inn gentleman, to 2. Abraham Crompton of Derby gentleman, for £450, in capital messuage called Wilne Hall with buildings, gardens etc. in Little Wilne, messuage in Sawley called the Chantry House, 5 acres meadow or pasture in Sawley in inclosure called the Forty Acres, meadow or pasture grounds called Mytholme, Goose Greene, Westholme and Lowholme in Sawley and Wilne, Shardlow and Aston, fishing in Trent called Mytholme Draught adjoining Mytholme, reciting that Jodrell, as Phillips' executor (Phillips suriving Sir John Evelyn late of Godstone, Surrey, Richard Chaworth late of Richmond, Surrey, Doctor of Laws, and Robert Cole late of the Middle Temple esquire) is possessed for the remainder of term of 99 years beginning at death of Sir William Leeche who died June 1674, in the premises, which were demised to Evelyn, Phillips, Cole and Chaworth on 1 Feb. 1655/6 by Sir William Leeche, and that by decree of Chancery dated 22 Feb. 27 Charles II [1675] the said term is subservient to raising portions for Leeche's younger children and that £450 is needed to renew a lease of the prebend and rectories of Sawley and Wilne, which is also subject to raising the said portions, and that Crompton has agreed to lend the £450.
Dated 21 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 504-506  1710

Contents:
Mortgage by lease and release in trust (and counterpart of the release) made between 1. Philip Leche of parish of St Martins, Middlesex, esquire, Jane Leche spinster, Hester Whitlocke widow, Benjamin Griffin of 'Colarne, Somerset' clerk [Colerne, Wiltshire] clerk, wife Rose, Dorothy Leche and Anne Leche spinsters, Paul Jodrell of Chancery Lane esquire, all, except Benjamin Griffin and Jodrell, children of Sir William Leche, 2. Richard Bateman of Aldermanbury, London, merchant and 3. Abraham Crompton of Derby gentleman, reciting that all the above children of Sir William Leche and William, another of his children, in whose name Paul Jodrell claims, were entitled to money charged upon premises below and in order to renew a lease of manors and rectories of Sawley and Wilne, also charged with their portions and legacies, borrowed £450 from Abraham Crompton, upon the security of lease for 99 years from Paul Jodrell executor of Ambrose Phillips gentleman, deceased of the same premises, the inheritance of which is here conveyed, and witnessing that for £450 paid by Crompton to party 1., the latter conveyed to Bateman in trust for Crompton, premises as in assignment of term of 99 years above.
Dated 20, 21 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 507  1710

Contents:
Bond in £900 by Paul Jodrell of Chancery Lane esquire, to Abraham Crompton of Derby gentleman, for the performance of release in trust above.
Dated 21 April

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 508-509

Contents:
2 papers pinned to D 779B/T 507 containing calculations of interest etc.

[no title]  D 779B/T 510  1715

Contents:
Lease for year [for possession, release missing] by 1. Abraham Crompton of Derby gentleman, Richard Bateman of Aldermanbury, London, Merchant, to 2. Samuel Fox of Derby, woollen draper, George Harrison of Champion, Duffield, yeoman, for 5s., of premises as in mortgage above of 20, 21 April 1710.
Endorsed that Bateman is Crompton's trustee and Fox and Harrison are James Lane's trustees.
Dated 19 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 511  1715

Contents:
Assignment of term of 99 years by 1. Abraham Crompton of Derby gentleman, to 2. James Lane of Muggington yeoman, for £450, in premises as in assignment of term dated 21 April 1710 above, reciting said assignment.
Dated 20 April
Wilne Hall, Chantry House in Sawley etc. and Prebend of Sawley and Wilne 1715

[no title]  D 779B/T 512  1715

Contents:
Deed to unite two securities made between 1. Philip Leche esquire, Jane Leche spinster, Hester Whitlocke widow, Benjamin Griffin late of 'Colarne, Somerset' [Colarne, Wiltshire - see bond below] clerk, Rose his wife, Dorothy and Anne Leche, Paul Jodrell of Chancery Lane esquire and 2. James Lane of Muggington yeoman witnessing that the term of 99 years in, and the inheritance of, Wilne Hall and the other properties described in deeds immediately above, mortgaged for £450, shall be a security for the sum of £500 for which the Prebend of Sawley and Wilne is mortgaged, and that likewise the term of 99 years in the Prebend of Sawley and Wilne in mortgage for £500 shall be a security for the £450 for which the Wilne Hall property is mortgaged.
Dated 10 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 513  1715

Contents:
Bond in £1900 by Philip Leche esquire, Jane Leche spinster, Hester Whitlock widow, Benjamin Griffin recently of 'Colarne', Wiltshire clerk, Dorothy Leche, Anne Leche, and Paul Jodrell of Chancery Lane, esquire (all except Griffin and Jodrell children of Sir William Leche of 'Squirryes' Kent deceased) to James Lane of Muggington yeoman, for the repayment of £950 and interest.
Dated 10 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 514  1730

Contents:
Authorisation to raise money for renewal of lease, by Philip Leech esquire, Dorothy and Ann Leech, Paul Jodrell of Lincolns Inn esquire on behalf of himself and Hester Whitlock of Bath widow, to John Burton of Derby gentleman, who is to raise £180 to be used with £184 5s 4d, the balance of his account, to renew the lease of the Sawley estate i.e. to pay the Reverend Higgs £350, using the remainder for expenses, the estate to be security for the £180.
Dated 24 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 515  1730/1

Contents:
Receipt from Jo Burton to Thomas Jackson, executor of James Lane deceased, for original lease dated 22 May 9 Anne [1710] by Job Grace prebendary of Sallow to George Smith of Nibley, Gloucestershire esquire of the prebend of Sallow and Wilne, which by assignment came to James Lane and on his death to Jackson, as his executor, in mortgage, for which lease Burton promises to be answerable to Jackson.
Dated 16 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 516  undated

Contents:
Surrender of lease dated 22 May 1710, by George son and heir of George Smith late of Nibley, county Gloucester esquire to William Higgs M.A. clerk, so that a new lease may be taken, as Sir James Long is dead.
Not dated
The surrender is signed, sealed and witnessed and the omission of date seems to be accidental.

[no title]  D 779B/T 517  1730/1

Contents:
Appointment by Edward Mundy of Allestree esquire and Zachary Hamlyn of Lincolns Inn gentleman of Samuel Heathcott of Derby gentleman and John Burton of Derby gentleman as attornies to take seisin of the Rectory and Church of Sawley alias Sallow and lands comprised or to be comprised in indenture between 1. William Higgs and 2. Edward Mundy and Zachary Hamlyn, dated - 1730.
Dated 25 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 518  1730/1

Contents:
Copy of lease for 3 lives, dated 25 February 1730/1 by 1. William Higgs M.A. clerk and treasurer of Lichfield Cathedral and prebendary of the prebend of Sallow [Sawley], which is annexed to the treasureship, to 2. Edward Mundy of Allestree esquire and Zachary Hamlyn of Lincolns Inn gentleman, of the prebend, rectories, parsonages and churches of Sallow and Wilne with mansion place, houses. glebe land, rents, tithes etc. (excepting nomination of curate (s) and the ecclesiastical jurisdiction), for the lives of Reverend Henry Burvill clerk, late curate of Boxley, Kent, but now parson of Little Peckham, Kent, Reverend Henry Jodrell, rector of Ickenham, Middlesex, and Reverend - Daves clerk, parson of West Farley, Kent, at rent of £66. 13s 4d, Higgs to appoint curates, 2. to pay £40 per annum to curate, to repair chancels and parsonage houses and all buildings, except the curate's house, and to pay £11 annually (£2 6s 8d for stallage or stall money, £5 13s 4d for tenths, £2 16s 8d to reader or lecturer of Lichfield and 10s once in 3 years, for triennial procurations). Attornies for livery of seisin were Francis Colleire of Sawley clerk and George Wallis of Thulston yeoman.
Dated 7 November -
Endorsed with memorandum of livery, 6 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 519  1730/1

Contents:
Surrender by George Wallis of Thulston yeoman to Edward Mundy of Allestree esquire, and Zachary Hamlyn of Lincolns Inn gentleman, of his estate in Wilne or Wildon Hall with buildings, gardens etc. containing 3 acres, 4 closes called Wilne Upper Grounds, Wilne Nether Ground with pingle belonging, containing 60 acres, all of which, on 22 September 1718, were leased for 21 years to Wallis by Margaret Smith of North Nibley, Co. Gloucester.
Dated 26 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 520-526  1720-1732

Contents:
Bundle of papers relating to Sawley and Wilne estate:-

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 520

Contents:
Rental of ½ year's rent due to younger children of Sir Wm Leche at Mich. 1720 (includes tithes, relates also to Long Eaton); notes payments to prebendary and to minister at Sawley; refers to the Prebend manor as "Considerable" [in value] and to a good fishery called Micholme.

[no title]  D 779B/T 521  3 December 1720

Contents:
Letter to Philip Leche esquire from Jo Burton setting out payments out of the estate (to prebendary, minister at Sawley, members of Leche family, for interest on mortgage, stall wages, divinity lecturer etc.)

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 522

Contents:
Rental of one year's rent due to younger children of Sir William Leche at Lady Day 1726, similar to rental of Michaelmas 1720 above.

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 523

Contents:
Paper giving total of rental (£472 ..), payments out (£117...) similar to those in 1720 letter above, but excluding payments to Leche family; debts charged upon the estate, consisting of large sums to James Lane, Mr Jodrell, Leche family (£5,700).

[no title]  D 779B/T 524  undated

Contents:
Paper giving annual value of freehold land belonging to younger children of Sir Wm Leche (£65 ...) and of church lease (£300 ..) besides the fishing draught in the Micholme and the prebend manor.

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 525

Contents:
Rental of one year's rent of estate at Sawley and Wilne etc. belonging to younger children of Sir Wm Leche as is now let 1732 (similar to earlier rentals above, but annual payments out of estate include additional small payments e.g. to the sacrist) with memoranda concerning payment of taxes, copyhold fines, responsibility for repair of Wilne, Sawley, Little Eaton, Breaston and Risley chancels, state of their repair, state of tithe barns at Sawley, Long Eaton, Breaston and Draycott, debts upon the estate, which glebe land is not arable.

[no title]  D 779B/T 526  2 December 1732

Contents:
Letter from Jo. Burton at Derby to Robert Holden esquire at his chambers in the Inner Temple, concerning Leche family claims, details of position of named pieces of land, mortgage, lease [all with relation to Sawley and Wilne estate].

[no title]  D 779B/T 527  1732

Contents:
Memorandum of agreement that Robert Holden of Foremark esquire shall purchase the prebend and rectories of Sawley and Wilne, and the freehold lands late of Sir William Leche deceased in Sawley, Wilne, Shardlow and Aston, for £7,000. Detailed arrangements.
Dated 14 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 528  1732

Contents:
Surrender by Edward Mundy of Allestree esquire and Zachary Hamlyn of Lincolns Inn gentleman to William Higgs described as in lease of 25 Feb. 1730/1 above, so that he may make a new lease for the same 3 lives, reciting that Mundy and Hamlyn's names were used only in trust for Philip Leche esquire, Hester Whitelock, Charles Bave, wife Rose, and Dorothy Leche, all, except Bave, younger children of Sir William Leche deceased, and for Paul Jodrell of Lincolns Inn esquire and that Robert Holden, who has contracted to purchase the premises, wishes to renew the lease in his own, or trustee's, name.
Dated 16 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 529  1732/3

Contents:
Lease for a year (for possession) by 1. Samuel Fox of Derby woollen draper, surviving trustee of James Lane late of Muggington yeoman deceased to 2. Alexander Holden of Newark esquire and James Greaves of Ingleby gentleman, for 5s, of Wilne Hall and other premises as in D 779B/T 539 but with less detail.
Dated 4 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 530-531  1732/3

Contents:
Both parts of assignment of mortgage by 1. Thomas Jackson of Newlands, parish Muggington, gentleman, sole executor and residuary legatee of James Lane of Muggington yeoman to 2. Robert Holden of Foremark esquire, reciting inter alia deeds of 12 August 1710, 14 October 12 Anne [1713], 20 April 1715, 21 April 9 Anne [1710], 20 and 21 April 9 Anne [1710], 20 April and 19 and 20 April 1715, 10 August 1715 and 24 October 1730 (see above for details of recited deeds) and that Thomas Jackson was now owed £1,130 and £15 4s (total £1,145 4s) and witnessing that for £1,145 4s (the same sum as is mentioned in 2 deeds of even date) the remainder of the term of 99 years in the prebend of Sawley and other premises mentioned in the first recited indenture was assigned by Jackson to Holden.
Dated 5 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 532  1732/3

Contents:
Letter from John Wakelin to Robert Holden esquire at Foremark, acknowledging receipt of letter and thanking Holden for a present of turkey and chine.
Dated 9 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 533  1732/3

Contents:
Letter from Paul Jodrell at Chancery Lane to ---: the writer encloses one part of the Articles and the two Surrenders executed by everybody but Mrs ? Do L. who is very ill; you will send over to Mr Smith at Nibley, Glos., you will consult Burton and send him or your clerk with it; when that returns you will likewise get Mr Mundy to execute the other; then apply to Mr Higgs, read the new lease over to him ready engrossed with the name of your trustee, and hope you will be able to bring the new lease executed up with you in the term. Mr Burton has the 2 leases.

[no title]  D 779B/T 534  [undated]

Contents:
A cover to Robert Holden esquire at Foremark.

[no title]  D 779B/T 535  1732/3

Contents:
Letter from R Dowdeswell at Forthampton [county Gloucester] to Robert Holden esquire at Foremark. The writer's nephew is the son of the gentleman you mention and will be at age on 25 April 1734; he boards in Worcester, but by that time the writer supposes he will go to live at North Nibley; if you then want to apply to him, ask the writer for help.
Dated 17 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 536  1732/3

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage term, in trust to wait upon the inheritance, by 1. Robert Holden of Foremark esquire to 2. Lancelot Rolleston of Watnall, Nottinghamshire, esquire, for 5s., in premises as in assignment dated 5 January 1732/3 above.
Dated 3 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 537  1732/3

Contents:
Surrender by 1: George Smith an infant aged 19, son and heir of George Smith late of Nibley esquire, for 5s., in pursuance of a decree of Chancery (recited) and at the appointment of 2. Robert Holden of the Inner Temple, London esquire, to 3. William Higgs clerk M.A., Treasurer of Lichfield Cathedral and Prebendary of the Prebend of Sawley, of the prebend of 'Sallow' [Sawley] and Wilne with mansion place etc. as in lease of 22 May 1710 (see D 779B/T 497 mortgage dated 12 August 1710, for recital of lease), so that Higgs may make a new lease to Holden.
Dated 5 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 538  1730s

Contents:
Unexecuted lease for a year, by George Smith an infant to Robert Holden, John Wakelin and Joseph Greaves, of the premises comprised in lease of 22 May 1710 by Job Grace to George Smith.

[no title]  D 779B/T 539  1732/3

Contents:
Release of freehold premises, and assignment of leasehold premises, in trust made between 1. Philip Leche of Westerham, Kent, esquire surviving younger son of Sir William Leche late of Squerries, Kent, deceased, and surviving devisee of the residuum of the lands described below, Hester Whitelock of Bath, Somerset, widow, Francis Bave of Bath apothecary, Rose his wife, Dorothy Leche of St Clements Danes, Middlesex, spinster (Hester Rose and Dorothy being the surviving daughters of Sir William) and Paul Jodrell of Lincolns Inn, son and heir and executor of Paul Jodrell late of Chancery Lane esquire deceased, 2. Robert Holden of the Inner Temple esquire and 3. John Wakelin of the Inner Temple gentleman, and Joseph Greaves of Ingleby - reciting some of the provisions in Sir William Leche's will, the deaths of several of his children, transactions relating to their financial affairs, that the premises mentioned below are in mortgage to Thomas Jackson of Newlands gentleman, for £1,130, borrowed to pay the portions of Sir William's children and to renew the lease of Sawley prebend, that Holden has contracted to buy all the lands, freehold and leasehold, late of Sir William Leche in Wilne, Sawley and Aston for £7,000, discharging the mortgage with part of the purchase money, that the remainder is insufficient to pay off the parties claiming under Leche's will, that they have agreed to abate their claims proportionally and to accept £5,870 in full payment for their claims and witnessing that for £1,130 paid to Jackson and £5,870 paid to party 1. by Holden in full payment of claims under Sir William's will and charged upon lands below, Wilne Hall in Little Wilne with croft and orchard in the tenure of George Wallis, the Chantrey House in Sawley in the tenure of Francis Thorpe, 5 acres meadow or pasture in Sawley in enclosure called the Forty acres, meadows or pasture grounds called Mytholme in the tenure of Mr Jerram, with fishing in Trent called Mytholme Draught, Goosegreene, Westholme and Lowholme in Sawley, Wilne, Shardlow and Aston, all freehold lands and no part of the Prebend (below), were released to Wakelin and Greaves in trust for Holden and the prebend, rectories, parsonages and churches of 'Sallow' [Sawley] and Wilne with mansion place, buildings, glebe lands, rents, tithes etc. (excepting the nomination of the curate and the ecclesiastical jurisdiction and perquisites belonging) demised on 25 February 1730/1 by William Higgs M.A. clerk, treasurer of Lichfield Cathedral and prebendary of the prebend of Sallow, to Edward Mundy esquire and Zachary Hamlyn gentleman, for the lives of Reverend Henry Burvill clerk then late curate of Boxley, Kent (then parson of Little Peckham, Kent) Henry Jodrell, Rector of Ickenham, Middlesex, and the Reverend - David clerk, parson of West Farley, Kent, in trust for party 1., were assigned to Wakelin and Greaves in trust for Holden for the 3 lives above mentioned.
Dated 6 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 540  1732/3

Contents:
Surrender by Edward Mundy of Allestree esquire for good considerations to William Higgs M.A. clerk, and treasurer of Lichfield Cathedral and prebendary of the prebend of 'Sallow' [Sawley], of half the prebends, rectories, parsonages and churches of Sallow and Wilne, and of mansion place and other houses etc. glebe lands, tenements, tithes etc. belonging and which were demised on 25 February 1730/1 by Higgs to Edward Mundy and Zachary Hamlyn for the lives of Henry Burvile, Henry Jodrell and - Davis, to hold to Higgs that he may make a new lease thereof.
Dated 10 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 541  1732

Contents:
With cover annotated 'Mr Mundy's & Mr Hamlyn 's surrender...... 1732'.

[no title]  D 779B/T 542  1732/3

Contents:
Copy deeds made 16 March of:- bargain and sale dated 1 October 1655, by 1. William Leche of 'Squirryes', Kent, esquire to 2. Ambrose Phillipps of Grays Inn gentleman, for 5s., of the manors of Duffield, Beaureper [Belper], Southwood, Holland [Hulland], Edrichey [Idridgehay] and Biggin, piece of pasture or meadow called - * in Duffield, messuage in Beawreper [Belper] called Broadholme, ground in Beawreper called Milneholme, fulling mill lately erected on Milneholme with the stream, all lands, messuages etc. in said manors, Beawreper Parke, Bradley Land in or near Beawreper with buildings, capital messuage called Wilne Hall in Little Wilne, messuage in Sawley called Channtrey House, 5 acres meadow in enclosure called the 40 acres, meadows or pastures called Mytholme, Goose Green, Westholme and Lowholme, in Sawley and Wilne and in Shardlow and Aston, fishing in Trent called Mitholme Draught adjoining Mytholme.
* in deed below 'the Lords Meadow'.

[no title]  D 779B/T 543  1732/3

Contents:
Copy deeds made 16 March of:- covenant to suffer a recovery and deed to lead the uses of the recovery, dated 10 January 1655/6 and made between 1. William Leche of 'Squirryes', Kent, esquire, 2. Sir John Evelyn of Godstone, Surrey, knight, and 3. Ambrose Phillips of Grays Inn gentleman reciting bargain and sale from Leche to Phillipps dated 1 October last (see above) and witnessing that Evelyn is to prosecute a writ of entry against Phillipps for the lands recited and that Phillipps will suffer a recovery, which is to enure to the use of Leche and his heirs.

[no title]  D 779B/T 544  1732/3

Contents:
Copy deeds made 16 March of:- exemplification of recovery (Hilary Term 1655/6) dated 12 February 1655/6, John Evelyn knight pet. against Ambrose Phillips gentleman defendant for the manors of Duffield, Beaureper [Belper], Holland [Hulland], Southwood, Edrichey [Idridgehay] and Biggen, the park of Beaureper, 10 messuages, 10 gardens, 200 acres land, 100 acres meadow, 200 acres pasture and 50? s rent in Duffield, Belper, Sawley, Shardlow, Wilne, Aston and Weston.

Long Eaton purchase  D 779B/T 545-6  1734

[no title]  D 779B/T 545  1734

Contents:
Articles of agreement between Thomas Atkins of Anstey Lodge, Co. Leicester, and Robert Holden of Foremark esquire that for £50 paid to Atkins by Holden, and the further sum of £700 to be paid Atkins or persons who have any mortgage etc. upon the lands mentioned, Atkins will convey to Holden, a messuage and 8 oxgangs of land with meadow and pasture at Long Eaton in the possession of Robert Storer, free of incumbrances except for chief rents of 14s 5½d and 18s due respectively to Charles Stanhope esquire and Robert Holden, and a cottage and orchard late in the possession of Christopher Wright; Holden to take possession at Michaelmas and Atkins to pay interest on the £50 until conveyances are perfected. At foot, receipt for further sum of ? £100 15s 5d paid to Atkins.
Dated 20 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 546  1734

Contents:
Surrender at prebendal manor court of the rectory of Sawley by Thomas Atkins of 4 oxgangs of land, meadow and pasture in Long Eaton, in the occupation of Robert Storer, and admission of Joseph Greaves in trust for Robert Holden. Fine -
Dated 12 October

Long Eaton purchase  D 779B/T 547-550  1738

[no title]  D 779B/T 547  1709

Contents:
Surrender at manor court of Sallow alias Sawley by John Collier senior and Mary his wife and John Collier junior of one messuage in Long Eaton and one bovate of land, meadow and pasture lying dispersed in the fields of Long Eaton and admission of George Butler and Mary his wife for their lives, with remainders to the use of George Butler's will and to his heirs and assigns. Fine £3 7s 6d, received 10 October.
Dated 17 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 548  1731

Contents:
Presentment by homage and jury of the manor of Sawley that George Butler and his wife Mary, who held of the manor a messuage and bovate of land (as above) in Long Eaton, died seised of the premises and that George Butler is their eldest son and heir, and admission of George Butler. Fine £3 10s.
Dated 25 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 549  1731


Related information: NOTE: see D 779B/T 356 for agreement that John Shelton contracted and sold to Robert Holden on his own and John his son and heir's behalf his messuage at Long Eaton with lands, in the holding of Thomas Tafft, dated 22 May 1728 (sic).

Contents:
Surrender at the manor court of Sawley by George Butler and wife Elizabeth of messuage and bovate in Long Eaton, described as above, and admission of John Shelton senior for life, with remainder to John his eldest son, his heirs and assigns. Fine 50s.
Dated 25 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 550  1738

Contents:
Surrender at the manor court of Sawley by John Shelton the elder and John his eldest son, of messuage in Long Eaton occupied by Thomas Tafft and Edward Woolly and one oxgang dispersed in the fields of Long Eaton occupied by Thomas Tafft and admission of Robert Holden for life, with remainder to the uses of his will and to his heirs and assigns. Fine £7.
Dated 2 September

Bundle of deeds in wrapping marked 'Gorstey Closes in Weston given to Rector for Tythe on the Inclosure' and relating to property purchased by Robert Holden in January 1739/40 - March 1739/40.  D 779B/T 551-558  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 551  undated


Related information: For details see probate copy of the will, D 779B/T 379.

Contents:
Copy of will of Thomas Bryan of Weston husbandman, will dated 18 February 1710/11.
Not dated

[no title]  D 779B/T 552-553  1717

Contents:
Marriage settlement by lease and release in trust made between 1. Robert Bryan of Weston yeoman, son and heir of William Bryan late of Weston yeoman deceased, 2. Henry Heb of Keyworth county Nottingham yeoman and Mary Heb spinster one of Henry's daughters and 3. Robert Holden of Weston clerk and Gervas Wyld of Nottingham haberdasher of hats; in consideration of the marriage between Robert Bryan and Mary Heb and of £150 paid or to be paid to Bryan by Henry Heb for Mary's marriage portion and for making a jointure in bar of dower and a provision of maintenance for Mary if she survives Robert, and for 5s. paid to Bryan by Holden and Wyld, Bryan conveyed to Holden and Wyld, his share of the Gostey Close lately purchased from the said Robert Holden now in Bryan's possession, in trust until the marriage for Bryan and his heirs, and after the marriage to the use of Bryan for life, then to Holden and Wyld during Bryan's life upon trust to preserve the contingent uses but allowing Bryan to receive the rents, with successive remainders to Mary Heb for her life as part of her jointure, the heirs of Bryan and Mary, and the right heirs of Bryan; providing also that when £100 of the portion is paid in 2 years, £80 of the £100 is to be paid to Holden and Wyld to be spent in purchasing land which is to be conveyed to Holden and Wyld to the use of Bryan for life, then to the trustees to support contingent remainders, with remainders to Mary Heb for life for increase of jointure, Bryan and Mary's heirs, and Bryan's right heirs, successively.
Endorsed with receipt of £50 part of the £150, by Robert Holden.
Dated 22, 23 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 554  1728

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 500 years by 1. Robert Bryan of Weston yeoman to 2. Robert Holden of Foremark esquire, for £16 and for securing the sum of £84 intended to be secured by indenture tripartite bearing even date, made between 1. John Bower of Repton gentleman, 2. Robert Bryan and 3. Robert Holden - (see D 779B/T 428) - of close in Weston called the New Close in Robert Bryan's possession, containing 7 acres.
Dated 22 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 555  1730/1

Contents:
Counterpart lease for 21 years by 1. Robert Bryan of Weston yeoman to 2. George Bark of same husbandman, of New Close being pasture ground and containing 7 acres in Weston now in the tenure of William Barker, to hold from 25 March next at rent £5, Bark to pay taxes and not to plough the premises, penalty £5 per acre.
Dated 22 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 556  1738

Contents:
Bargain and sale for 99 years or life of lessor by 1. Robert Bryan of the City of London yeoman to 2. Robert Hoe of Nether Broughton, county Leicester, weaver, for the love Bryan bears to Hoe and Elizabeth his wife, the only daughter of Bryan, and in consideration of £21 paid by Hoe to Bryan, of the New Close in Weston in the tenure of George Barke cont. 7 acres, at peppercorn rent.
Endorsed with unwitnessed and unsigned attornment of tenant to Robert Hoe and promise to pay him future rents, 14 November 1738.
Dated 14 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 557-558  1739/40

Contents:
Lease and release to make tenant to the precipe and to lead the users of a recovery made between 1. Robert Bryan heretofore of Weston and now of the City of London yeoman, Robert Hoe of Nether Broughton, county Leicester, weaver, and Elizabeth his wife, the only child of Robert Bryan and his first wife Mary deceased, 2. John Wakelin of Inner Temple, London, gentleman, 3. Foot Gregg of the 6 Clerks Office, Chancery Lane, London, gentleman and 4. Robert Holden of Aston esquire, reciting that Bryan settled the Upper part of the Gostey Close otherwise the New Close in Weston containing 7 acres on his marriage and that the only issue of the marriage was Elizabeth wife of Robert Hoe, that Hoe has purchased Bryan's estate in the premises and he and his wife, with Bryan's consent, have agreed to sell the premises to Holden, and witnessing that for 20s. paid by Hoe to Bryan and for 10s. paid to Bryan and Hoe by Wakelin, Hoe and Bryan conveyed the premises, in the occupation of George Bark, to Wakelin that Gregg may prosecute a writ of entry against Wakelin, who will suffer a recovery, with Bryan and Robert and Elizabeth Hoe as vouchees, and that the recovery will enure to the use of Robert Hoe until Holden shall pay Hoe £160 for the purchase of the premises and then to the use of Holden for ever.
Endorsed with receipt from R Hoe to R Holden for £160 for the purchase of the premises, 10 March 1739/40.
Dated 25, 26 January

Renewal of lease of Sallow or Sawley and Wilne prehend 1745  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 559  1745

Contents:
Lease for 3 lives by 1. Reverend William Vyse clerk, M.A., Treasurer of Lichfield Cathedral and prebendary of the prebend of Sawley or Sallow annexed to the Treasureship to 2. Robert Holden of Aston esquire, for a competent sum and for Holden's surrender of former lease made by Reverend William Higgs clerk, deceased, dated 8 March 1732/3, of the prebend of Sallow or Sawley and Wilne, mansion place, lands, tithes, rents etc. (except nomination of the curate, ecclesiastical jurisdiction and fees and perquisites belonging) for the lives of Mary, wife of James Shuttleworth esquire, daughter of Robert Holden, Robert eldest son and heir apparent of Alexander Holden of Newark, county Nottingham esquire, and Richard Cheslyn esquire eldest son and heir apparent of Robert Cheslyn of Langley, county Leicester, esquire. Rent £66 13s 4d, Vyse to nominate curate, and Holden will pay him £40 per annum for maintenance without deduction of taxes, the curate to enjoy the churchyard and a house anciently held by the curate adjoining westward, Holden is to maintain the chancels of the churches, parsonage houses and all other buildings, except the curate's house, and to pay £11 per annum i.e. £2 6s 8d for stallage or stall money, £5 13s 4d for the tenths due to the King, £2 16s 8d to the divinity reader or lecturer at Lichfield Cathedral, and the triennial procurations of 10s once in 3 years, all chargeable upon the prebend; Holden is to deliver to Vyse a terrier within a year. Attornies for livery of seisin, Francis Colleire of Sawley clerk and Joseph Greaves of Ingleby gentleman.
Dated 18 June
Endorsed with livery of seisin, 16 July 1745.

Robert Holden's Will  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 560-561  [18th c.]

Contents:
Copies of will of Robert Holden of Aston esquire, dated 28 November 1742, with codicil dated 10 November 1745: desires to be buried about midnight in Aston parish church without pomp or show; articles entered into by Holden upon his marriage are to be made good to his wife; to his wife, mansion house at Aston for life and use of household goods, linen, plate, pictures and furniture there, but they are not to be removed, coach and chariot, 4 of the coachhorses, mares or geldings with harness, 2 of the saddle horses at her choice, £300 out of the arrears of rent at Foremark and Ingleby for her better support until the growing rents there shall become due and payable to her; the reversion of all those manors, lands and tenements agreed by Holden's marriage settlement to be settled upon his wife for life, and all other lands etc. to nephew Robert Holden son and heir apparent of testator's brother, Alexander Holden, and to Joseph Greaves of Ingleby, and their heirs upon trust that (after debts and legacies are paid) they shall pay one half of the rents and profits to testator's son in law James Shuttleworth esquire during the joint lives of himself, his now wife and Richard Shuttleworth esquire his father, the other half of rents and profits to testator's daughter Mary Shuttleworth for life, not subject to the debts or control of her husband, and as the aforesaid estates shall determine, the manors, lands etc. to the second son of James and Mary Shuttleworth and his heirs male, with remainders to the 3rd, 4th, 5th etc. sons in priority of birth and their heirs male, provided that such son or sons and their heirs male shall take the aims and surname of Holden after the age of 21, provided also that if any such younger son or sons shall by the death of an elder brother become inheritable to the Shuttleworth estate, then what is hereby devised to such second son or other younger son shall cease and shall go to the next younger brother and heirs male, provided that if James and Mary, or James if he survive Mary, think the 3rd or any other younger son more worthy of what is hereby devised, then they or he may appoint the properties to any other younger son; if there are no younger sons or all die without issue male, estate is to go to James and Mary's eldest son and heirs male, with successive remainders to Mary for life, 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc. younger son or sons by any after taken husband(s), in priority of birth, and upon same conditions as for sons of James and Mary, eldest son of Mary by any after taken husband, nephew of testator, Millington Holden for life, his son and testator's godson Robert for life, Lancelot Rolleston of Watnall, county Nottingham esquire and John Rolleston Rector of Aston and their heirs during the life of said godson in trust to preserve the contingent remainders hereinafter limited, godson's first son and heirs male, his other sons successively and heirs male, Alexander Holden, testator's brother for life, nephew Robert Holden for life, Lancelot Rolleston and John Rolleston as above in trust as above, first son of Robert the nephew and heirs male, other sons successively and heirs male, testator's nephew Alexander Atkinson Holden, younger son of Alexander Holden for life, Lancelot and John Rolleston as above in trust as above, first son of Alexander Atkinson Holden and heirs male, other sons successively and heirs male; in case what is devised to James Shuttleworth shall determine before the birth of a second son, what is given to him is to go to Mary his wife until the birth of a second son, and from its birth then a competent part of the rents and profits of what was given to James as also what is given to Mary, from and after her decease, shall be applied to maintain and educate such second son, the residue to be placed out at interest by James, and Holden 's trustees for the 2nd or other younger son's benefit who shall be entitled as above, and when the same amounts to £1,000, it is to be laid out in purchase of property in Derbyshire or an adjacent county and settled upon the second or other younger sons in tail male as above, but the 2nd or younger son shall only be entitled to a competent maintenance out of what is here devised until he is 25, unless James Shuttleworth thinks fit; in case a life or lives die by whom testator holds his lease of Sawley or Sallow prebend and there is insufficient money of the personal estate to pay the renewal fine, the trustees are to mortgage the prebendal estate to pay the fine, and to use the profits of the prebend to pay off the mortgage; to son and daughter Shuttleworth (after death of testator's wife) the capital seat or mansion house at Aston with use of furniture and gardens etc. during their lives, but if James survive his wife, then he is to enjoy them only during the life of Richard Shuttleworth his father; 20s. annually for bread for poor of Aston and 10s. yearly for bread for poor of Wilne and Shardlow, for 21 years, to be distributed on same day as late father's dole; £40 to 3 children of late servant Benjamin Slater; to nephew Robert son of Alexander Holden, all his law books; to Sir Robert Burdett Bart, his lady and his 5 sisters, nephew John Rolleston, brother Alexander Holden, Alexander's wife, brother and sister Pole [testator's sister Mary and husband Reverend Samuel Pole] £10 apiece for mourning; to old servantJoseph £50, his son Joseph testator's godson £5 piece of gold and his wife £10 for mourning; surplus of personal estate to trustees to lay out in land to be settled as before devised; the Advowson of Aston to go along wth the lands. Son and daughter Shuttleworth appointed executors.
Codicil: Whereas since making will testator has renewed Wilne and Sawley prebend and rectories lease, he now appoints the prebend and rectories to go to the same persons as is appointed in the body of the will; to wife, stock of hay, straw and corn, meat, drink, and other provisions for housekeeping use about his house at decease, horses cows, other livestock, use of carts, wagons, implements of husbandry during her life; whereas legal estate in almshouses at Nungreen, Derby, and lands belonging, of the foundation of Edward Large gentleman, is in testator by survivorship, devises same to son in law and to nephews Lancelot Rolleston esquire and Robert son of Alexander Holden, in trust to permit whoever is entitled to manors, lands etc. by virtue of bequests in testator's will, to nominate clergymen's widows to vacancies in the said almshouses. (10 Nov. 1745)
Not dated [? contemporary]

Deeds of James and Mary Shuttleworth, following Robert Holden's death  [no ref.]  (1746)

Purchase from John Bancraft  D 779B/T 562-587  1747

[no title]  D 779B/T 562  [1595]

Contents:
Bargain and sale by 1. Henry Sacheverell of Hopwell esquire to 2. Christopher Brancrofte (sic - also called Bancroft) of S...plefourde [Stapleford] county Nottingham yeoman, for £160, of messuage, orchard and garden in Aston, now in the tenure of 'Rauffe' Bancroft, Christopher's brother, 3 yardlands, buildings, meadows, leasoes, closes and pastures in Aston belonging to the messuage, of him Henry Sacheverell or late of Sir Henry Sacheverell knight deceased ancestor to 1. or of John Sacheverell esquire deceased, 1.'s father, reserving lease for years to Henry Flintt made by Henry Sacheverell.
Dated 1 August 37 Elizabeth

[no title]  D 779B/T 563  1639

Contents:
Covenant to stand seised made between 1.'Raphe' Bancrofte of Barrow upon Trent, yeoman and 2. Jarvis Bancrofte of the same place, natural brother of Raphe, by which, for love and affection and to enable Jarvis to execute Raphe 's will, the latter covenants to stand seised of 1/3 of messuage with lands belonging in Aston, in the tenure of Christopher Bancrofte, Raphe's brother, and all other lands of Raphe in Aston, to the use of himself for life, remainder to Jarvis for ever, in trust that if Christopher pays £120 to Raphe during his life or to Jarvis after Raphe 's death, the premises will be conveyed to Christopher.
Dated 6 May 15 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 564-565  1639

Contents:
Bargain and sale in trust (2 parts) made between 1. Jarvis Bancrofte of Barrow upon Trent, William Bancrofte of the same place and John Bancrofte of Chellaston, yeomen 2. John Soare of Chellaston and John Martyn of Stapleford, county Nottingham, yeoman 3. Christopher Bancroft of Aston yeoman, by which Jarvis, William and John Bancrofte for £240 paid to them by Christopher Bancroft, at Christopher's direction and in trust for him, conveyed to Soare and Martyn the messuage in which Christopher Bancroft now lives, 3 yardlands of land, meadow or pasture, buildings, meadows, leasows, closes and pastures in Aston belonging to the messuage, all formerly the freehold possessions of Henry Sachaverell late of Hopwell esquire deceased.
Dated 17 May 15 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 566  1730/1

Contents:
Marriage settlement by (lease-missing-and) release in trust made between 1. John Bancrofte of Aston yeoman 2. John Gregory of 'Breason' yeoman and Mary Gregory one of his daughters 3. Edward Smith of Sawley yeoman, William Eggleston of Shardlow yeoman, by which, for the marriage between John Bancrofte and Mary Gregory and for £200, Mary's marriage portion, Bancrofte conveyed to Smith and Eggleston a messuage in Aston and 3 Yard Lands in fields of Aston in tenure of Bancrofte and Ann Sheldon, heretofore purchased by Christopher Bancrofte, John's greatgrandfather from Henry Sachaverell esquire, in trust as to the messuage and 2 yard lands for John Bancrofte for life, remainders to Mary for life for her jointure and in lieu of dower, the heirs of Mary by John, and John's right heirs, as to the other yard land in Ann Sheldon' s possession, to the use of Ann Sheldon, Bancrofte 's grandmother for her life, remainder to Bancrofte, his heirs and assigns. (The recital names Bancrofte 's great grandfather Christopher, grandfather Gervase and father John). Signed 'Bancraft'.
Dated (20) 21 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 567  [1731]

Contents:
Final concord made between Edward Smith querent and John Bancrofte and Elizabeth Cooke defendants concerning messuage, cottage, 50 acres land, 10 acres meadow, 10 acres pasture and common of pasture in Aston. £100.
Dated Hilary, 4 George II

[no title]  D 779B/T 568  1732/3; 1738/9-1940/1

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 500 years by 1. John Bancrofte of Aston yeoman to 2. Charles Randall the younger of 'Breason' joiner, for £140, of messuage and 3 Yard Lands, dispersed about the fields in Aston, in Bancrofte 's tenure. Signed 'Bancraft'.
Endorsed with further charge of £60 on the premises, 16 February 1738/9, and with 2 memoranda of payment of interest, 16 February 1738/9 and 13 February 1740/1.
Dated 18 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 569  1732/3

Contents:
Bond in £280, Bancrofte to Randall as in mortgage above, for the payment of £147, signed 'Bancraft'.
Dated 18 January
Endorsed with receipt for interest paid, 16 January 1735/6.

[no title]  D 779B/T 570  1738/9

Contents:
Bond in £120 from Bancroft to Randall as in mortgage of 1732/3 above, for the payment of £60 and interest. Signed 'Bancraft'.
Dated 16 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 571  1740/1

Contents:
Declaration by deed pole of further charges on mortgaged premises, reciting mortgage of 18 January 1732/3 above, that Bancrofte (now spelt Bancraft) borrowed a further £60 as endorsed on the mortgage, that he has borrowed a further £113 and is bound by a bond of even date for the payment of £115 16s 6d (see below) and declaring that the recited mortgage is in security for the repayment of all the recited sums and interest, and with memorandum that interest will be £4 10s per annum or £5 per annum if not paid at the due time.
Dated 13 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 572  1740/1

Contents:
Bond in £226 from John Bancraft to Charles Randall, described as in mortgage of 1732/3 above, for the payment of £115 16s 6d.
Dated 13 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 573  1741/2

Contents:
Declaration by deed poll of further charge on mortgaged premises, reciting as in declaration of 1740/1 above, but also reciting that Bancraft has borrowed a further £65 from Randall and is bound in a bond (below) of even date for its repayment, and declaring as in declaration of 1740/1, with memorandum as in same declaration.
Dated 12 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 574  1741/2

Contents:
Bond in £130 by John Bancraft to Charles Randall, described as in mortgage of 1732/3 above, for the payment of £65 and interest.
Dated 12 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 575  1742/3

Contents:
Bond in £80 from John Bancroft of Aston yeoman to Charles Randle of Breaston carpenter, for the payment of £40 and interest. Signed 'Bancraft'.
Dated 11 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 576  1743

Contents:
Bond in £63 from John Bancraft of Aston yeoman to Charles Randle the younger of Breaston carpenter for the payment of £31 10s and interest.
Dated 20 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 577  1743

Contents:
Letter from John Fletcher to Mr Wright attorney at law in Derby, that John Bancroft died intestate, that his wife Mary took out letters of administration on 29 April 1709, exhibitng an inventory amounting to £59.
Dated Lichfield, 25 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 578-579  1743

Contents:
Final concord (2 parts) made between Michael Boot querent John Bancraft and Catherine his wife defendants Concerning messuage, 45 acres land, 15 acres meadow, 5 acres pasture, pasture for 13 beasts and common of pasture in Aston. £100.
Dated Trinity, 16 George II

[no title]  D 779B/T 580-581  1743

Contents:
Lease and release in trust, deed to declare the uses of a fine made between 1. John Bancraft of Aston yeoman, Catherine his wife, 2. Charles Randle the younger of 'Breason' joiner and carpenter 3. Michael Boot of 'Breason' husbandman, John Hoole of Derby cutler, reciting mortgage of 18 January 1732/3 (see above) and Bancraft's further borrowings from Randle (see above), and witnessing that, for the better securing the repayment of £449 10s., and £70 10s and interest, the £70 10s being borrowed on 8 July 1743 (see below) and for 5s paid to Bancraft by Boot and Hoole, the messuage and 3 yard lands in recited mortgage were conveyed by Bancraft, by Randle's appointment, to Boot and Hoole in trust as a security for the repayment of the sums of £449 10s and £70 10s, and that a final concord of Trinity Term 16 George II [1743] (see above) was levied to the same uses.
Endorsed with further charges on the mortgaged premises of £80, 25 January 1744/5, £47, 9 January 1745/6 and £63 13s, 7 March 1746/7, and with memoranda of receipt of interest by Randle from Bancraft on 9 January 1744/5, 9 January 1745/6 and 7 March 1746/7.
Dated 7, 8 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 582  1743

Contents:
Bond in £141 by John Bancraft of Aston yeoman to Charles Randle the younger of 'Breason' joiner and carpenter, for the payment of £70 10s and interest.
Dated 8 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 583  1744/5

Contents:
Bond in £160 by John Bancraft as above to Charles Randle the younger of 'Breason' carpenter, for payment of £80 and interest.
Dated 25 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 584  1745/6

Contents:
Bond in £94 by John Bancraft as above to Charles Randle as above of Breaston, for payment of £47 and interest.
Dated 9 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 585  1746/7

Contents:
Bond in £127 6s by John Bancraft as above to Charles Randle as immediately above, for payment of £63 13s and interest.
Dated 7 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 586-587  1747

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage term in trust and lease and release made between 1. Charles Randle the younger of 'Breason' joiner and carpenter
2. Reverend John Rolleston Rector of Aston
3. John Bancraft of Aston yeoman 4. Michael Boot of 'Breason' husbandman, John Hoole of Derby cutler 5. Robert Holden of the Inner Temple, London, esquire son and heir of Alexander Holden of Newark esquire, Joseph Greaves of Aston gentleman, reciting mortgage of messuage and 3 yard lands on 18 January 1732/3 (see above D 779B/T 568), further borrowings by Bancraft from Randle, the lease and release in trust dated 7, 8 July 1743 (see above D 779B/T 580-1), that Holden and Greaves have contracted to purchase the mortgaged premises for £900, of which £729 is owed to Randle and witnessing that for £729 paid to Randle by Holden and Greaves and for 5s paid to Randle by Rolleston, Randle assigned the mortgage term demised to him on 18 January 1732/3 to Rolleston in trust for Holden and Greaves and that for £171 paid to Bancraft by Holden and Greaves and for 5s paid to Boot and Hoole by Holden and Greaves, Bancraft, Boot and Hoole, conveyed the premises in the recited mortgage to Holden and Greaves.
Dated 6, 7 October

Ground within the Holt  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 588  1752

Contents:
Articles of agreement made between 1. James Shuttleworth of Forcett, county York, esquire and 2. Thomas Hickenbotham of Ratcliff, county Nottingham, yeoman, by which for £3 3s paid by Shuttleworth to Hickenbotham, the latter conveyed to Shuttleworth all his ground within a piece of ground belonging to Shuttleworth called the Holt and in the tenure of John Wright.
Dated 10 June

Purchase of Leicestershire property  D 779B/T 589-602  1754

[no title]  D 779B/T 589  [1724]

Contents:
Exemplification of common recovery dated Hilary Term 10 George [1724], William Farrer esquire pet. against Nicholas Carew bart. and Elizabeth his wife defendants concerning 2 messuages, 60 acres land, 100 acres meadow, 500 acres pasture in Halstead, Tilton, Marfeild alias Marefeild South and Whatborough alias Whatburgh and half of two third parts of the manor of Halstead and of rectory of Tilton, tithes belonging and of advowson of the vicarage of the church of Tilton. Garratt Edmonds vouchee.
Dated 12 February 10 George

[no title]  D 779B/T 590-591  [1730]

Contents:
Final concord (2 parts) made between James Lowther esquire querent and William Chetwynd esquire and Elizabeth his wife defendants Concerning 2 cottages, 60 acres land, 100 acres meadow, 500 acres pasture in places as in recovery above, and half of 2 parts of the manor of Halstead in 3 parts divided, of the Rectory of Tilton, tithes etc belonging and of the advowson of the vicarage of Tilton. £460.
Dated Easter 3 George II

[no title]  D 779B/T 592  1738/9

Contents:
Copies of:
(1) Mortgage made between 1. Sir Nicholas Carew of Beddington, Surrey, and Dame Elizabeth his wife 2. Thomas Scawen of Carshalton, Surrey, esquire sole executor of the will of Sir William Scawen of Carshalton deceased 3. Sir Henry Maynard of Walthamstow, Essex 4. John Farewell of Carshalton gentleman and 5. John Lord Bishop of Norwich and William Farrer of the Inner Temple, London, esquire reciting mortgage dated 6 June 1722 which recited that on 21 December 1720 Sir Nicholas Carew borrowed £8,835 10s 7d from Sir William Scawen, that on 22 Feb 1720/1 Scawen was bound with Carew for the payment of £2,700, a debt of Carew to Thomas Clerk esquire, and that Scawen was bound to Wilfred Lawson for the payment of Carew's debt of £300, and which recited that £9,495 19s 10d and £3,189 11s was due to Scawen, and by which Carew mortgaged to Maynard the manor of Horn and Burstow, messuages and lands etc in the parishes of Horn and Burstow in tenures of named persons at given rents, the manor of Banstead, messuages, lands etc. Including Banstead Park (giving tenants and rents) in Banstead and all other properties of Carew in Surrey, not comprised in Carew's marriage settlement, for 1,000 years in trust for Sir William Scawen, redeemable on payment of £9,495 19s 10d and £3,000 and reciting that the £3,000 was paid, that Maynard is trustee for Thomas Scawen since Sir William's death, and that there is now due to Scawen £10,000 and witnessing that for £10,000 due to Scawen and 5s paid to Carew by Maynard, Carew released to Maynard lands above for remainder of 1,000 year term, and as an additional security for the £10,000, 1. agreed with Farrer and Farewell by Scawen's direction to suffer a recovery of ½ of 2/3 of the manor of Halstead, ½ of 2/3 of messuages, lands etc. advowsons etc. in Halstead, Tilton, 'Marfeild' or 'Marefeild South' and Whatborough alias Whatburgh, ½ of 2/3 of rectories and parsonages impropriate of same 4 places and of tithes belonging, ½ of 2/3 of advowson to vicarages of Halstead and Tilton, and of all messuages etc of Carew in 4 places named above, all in county Leicester, and declared that in consideration of £10,000 due to Scawen and 5s paid to Sir Nicholas Carew and Dame Elizabeth by Farewell, the recovery was to the use of Farewell for 1,000 years, then to use of the Bishop of Norwich and William Farrer in trust nevertheless to the separate use of Dame Elizabeth. (31 March 1724)
(2) Assignment of mortgage term made between William Chetwynd of Grendon, county Warwick esquire, Dame Elizabeth Carew his wife, late wife of Sir Nicholas Carew, Thomas Scawen Sir Henry Maynard, William Farrer (as above) and James Lowther of Whitehaven, Cumberland, esquire, reciting that Sir Nicholas Carew is dead, and the reversion and equity of redemption of the manor of Horne and Burstow and the manor of Banstead in Surrey are vested in William Farrer in trust for Dame Elizabeth, and that Scawen wishes to have the £10,000 owed to him, and witnessing that for £10,000 paid to Scawen by Lowther at Dame Elizabeth's request, and for 10s each paid to William Chetwynd, Dame Elizabeth, Maynard and Farrer by Robert Lowther of Mebourn, Westmorland, esquire, Maynard at the direction of Chetwynd, Carew and Farrer, with consent of Scawen and at nomination of James Lowther, has assigned, and Chetwynd, Carew and Farrer have confirmed, to Robert Lowther, all the lands in Surrey for remainder of 1,000 year term in trust for James Lowther, subject to redemption. (24 May 1729)
(1729)
Stanley, she with Chetwynd's privity, released to Farrer and Stanley, ½ of 2/3 of the manor of Halstead and of messuages, lands, advowsons etc. in Halstead, Tilton, 'Marfeild alias Marefeild South' and Whatborough or Whatburgh belonging to the manor, ½ or 2/3 of rectories and parsonages impropriate of same 4 places and of tithes likewise, ½ of 2/3 of advowson to vicarages of Halstead and Tilton, county Leicester, and manor of Horne and Burstow and all lands in same parish, manor of Banstead and lands etc including Banstead Park, in parish of Banstead (giving tenants and rents), Surrey, farm in parish of Astwood, farm or parcels of land called Dytoms Pightle and the Clamp Closes in parish of North Crawley, 5 acres arable in common field in the same, tithes of Woolston, all in county Buckingham (giving tenants), and she assigned to Farrer and Stanley annuity of £850 limited to her for life by indenture of 1 February 1709/10 (when she was Elizabeth Hackett spinster and only daughter of Nicholls Hackett of North Crawley, county Buckingham esquire) and she bargained and sold to the same, jewels and plate and she demised to them messuage and lands in Hartwell, county Northampton, in possession of - Blunt and George Phillips, for a term she has, in trust for Dame Elizabeth, if she dies in Chetwynd's lifetime, as she shall direct, in default of direction in trust for heirs, executors and administrators of Dame Elizabeth. (17, 18 May 1728)
Examined 7 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 595  1738/9

Contents:
Copy of mortgage by lease and release made between 1. William Farrer of the Inner Temple, London, esquire. 2. William Chetwynd of Grendon, county Warwick, esquire and Dame Elizabeth Carew his wife late widow of Sir Nicholas Carew (as above) 3. Thomas Scawen of Carshalton, Surrey, esquire sole executor of Sir William Scawen late of Carshalton and 4. James Lowther of Whitehaven, Cumberland, esquire, reciting deed of 31 March 1724 (see D 779B/T 592) and that in lease and release of 31 March and 1 April in consideration that Elizabeth had charged her paternal estate in Leicestershire with payment of a mortgage due to Scawen, Carew had conveyed his Surrey property in trust to convey them as she should direct, and reciting that Carew is dead and Dame Elizabeth remarried to Chetwynd, and that Scawen wants his £10,000, and witnessing that for £10,000 paid to Scawen at the request of Chetwynd and Dame Elizabeth, by Lowther, and for 10s. paid by Lowther to Farrer, by Dame Elizabeth's appointment, Farrer released and Chetwynd and Dame Elizabeth confirmed, all the Surrey and Leicestershire properties as in marriage settlement of 1728 to use of James Lowther subject to redemption. (23, 24 May 1729) With annual interest paid (1729/30 - 1736/7)
Examined 7 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 597  undated

Contents:
Copy of final concord between James Lowther esquire querent and William Chetwynd esquire and Elizabeth his wife defendants concerning 2 cottages, 60 acres land, 100 acres meadow, 500 acres pasture in Halstead, Tilton, Marfield or Marefield South, and Whatborough or Whatburgh, and ½ of 2/3 of the manor of Halstead, of rectory of Tilton and tithes, and of advowson of vicarage of Tilton. £400. (Easter 3 G II [1730])

[no title]  D 779B/T 598  1737/8

Contents:
Copy of deed of security made between 1. William Farrer and Edward Stanley of the Inner Temple, London, esquires 2. William Chetwynd of Beddington, Surrey, esquire and Dame Elizabeth Carew his wife, widow of Sir Nicholas Carew of Beddington 3. Sir James Lowther of Whitehaven, Cumberland and 4. Richard Rider* of Lichfield Cathedral Close esquire, Michael Spateman of St Clement Danes, Middlesex, gentleman and Swynfen Jervis of Meaford, county Stafford, gentleman, including various recitals, amongst them the deeds (above) dated 23, 24 May 1729 and 17,18 May 1728, and that William Chetwynd at the instance of Walter Chetwynd esquire his brother now deceased and as surety for Walter was bound to several persons for the payment of various sums and interest, in all £3,670 which with interest is unpaid (details of persons and sums involved) and Rider and Jervis joined as sureties in the said bonds, and William and Walter Chetwynd were bound to Rider and Jervis in several penal sums in several bonds for payment of the sums above, and William Chetwynd was further bound with Walter in several bonds for payment of further sums and interest (giving details) totalling £5,350 which with some arrears of interest are unpaid and William was bound with his brother, John Wightwick esquire and William Russell of Birmingham ironmaster for payment of £1,000 and interest which with an arrear of interest is unpaid and witnessing that for 5s paid to Farrer, Stanley and Chetwynd by Rider, Spateman and Jervis, the Leicestershire and Surrey properties as in marriage settlement dated 17, 18 May 1728, were released by Farrer and Stanley, at the instance of Chetwynd and Dame Elizabeth, and by Chetwynd and Dame Elizabeth, to Rider, Spateman and Jervis in trust to pay out of the rents or by sale enough to discharge the £10,000 and interest due to Lowther, and then to pay sums and interest on them, mentioned above, then to pay the surplus of rents and profits to Farrer and Stanley in trust for Dame Elizabeth, provided that if Lowther is paid and Rider and Jervis are indemnified against the bonds they entered into (see above), then Rider, Spateman and Jervis will reconvey the premises to Farrer and Stanley in trust for Dame Elizabeth, provided that until default is made, Lowther or Chetwynd or Dame Elizabeth may receive the rents, and in default of payment of bonds and indemnification of Rider and Jervis, Lowther declares that after payment of the £10,000 due to him, he will remain seised of the premises and the terms of 1,000 years in trust for Rider, Spateman and Jervis. (21 March 1731/2)
Examined 18 February
*(also spelt Ryder)

[no title]  D 779B/T 599  1739

Contents:
Receipt for post fine relating to final concord between Thomas Thornton and William Chetwynd and his wife for 2 cottages, 60 acres land, 100 acres meadow, 500 acres pasture in Halstead, Tilton, Marefield and Whatborough and of ½ of 2/3 of the manor of Halstead, rectory of Tilton and tithes and of the advowson of the vicarage of Tilton.
Dated 2 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 600  1739

Contents:
Receipt for £5 of Mr Charles Ewer on account of Thornton Man, used as a cover for sending this and receipt above by ? Edmund Ludlam to Charles Ewer & Co. Lime Street, London.
Dated 2 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 601  1686-1741

Contents:
Schedule of Writings of Leicestershire estate belonging to Thornton Man esquire. (1686/7-1741)

[no title]  D 779B/T 602  undated

Contents:
Copy of counterpart (according to an endorsement) of a deed of appointment for charging an estate for securing £500 and interest, made between 1. Thomas Trott of Sittingbourne, Kent, gentleman. 2. Thornton Man of St Clement Danes, Middlesex, esquire and 3. Jane Sacheverell of St James, Westminster, spinster, reciting lease and release dated 4, 5 August 1738 by which for £6,000 paid by direction of William Chetwynd and Dame Elizabeth Carew, Thornton Man and Jane his wife (£5,000 by Charles Ewer citizen and grocer of London since deceased and Thomas Compere citizen and apothecary of London, being money which by indenture of 14 July 1724 made on the marriage of Thornton and Jane Man was agreed to be laid out in the purchase of lands, and £1,000 by Thornton Man being his own money) to Sir James Lowther, Lowther, Edward Stanley, Richard Rider, Michael Spateman and Swynfen Jervis (by direction of Dame Elizabeth Carew and at the nomination of Thornton and Jane Man, Ewer and Compere) conveyed to Thomas Thornton of Bockhole, county Northampton, esquire and Edward Rider, late of Pilton, Somerset, esquire deceased, the Leicestershire property as in deed of 21 March 1731/2 in trust as to 3/5 of the property subject to provisions in settlement of 1724 touching lands intended to be purchased with £3,000 agreed to be paid by John Man late of Tooting esquire since dead and as to 2/5 subject to provisoes in same deed touching lands to be purchased with £2,000 the portion of Jane Man, late the wife of Thornton Man, and reciting that by the release of 1738 it was declared that Thornton Man might charge £1,000 upon the premises so released, and that on 7 September last, Man charged the premises with £1,000 to be paid after his death, £500 of which was to repay a debt to Thomas Trott, the residue to be applied by Trott as Man should direct, provided that if Trott were paid his £500 and interest, the charge should be void, and witnessing that for £500 paid to Trott by Jane Sacheverell at Man's request, Trott assigned the indenture of 7 September last to Sacheverell, and further that for 5s paid to Man by Sacheverell, Man charged the premises with payment of £1,000 after his death, in the first place to discharge the £500 to Sarah, the residue to such uses as Man may direct, provided that if Sacheverell were paid £500 and interest, the charge should be void
(4 July 1745)

Exchanges of properties in Aston  D 779B/T 603-4  1762

[no title]  D 779B/T 603  1762

Contents:
Agreement of exchange made between 1. James Shuttleworth esquire and 2. Sarah Cowlishaw widow and Henry Cowlishaw gentleman by which, for £100 and £80 (expended by 2. upon building a barn and other conveniences upon premises below) paid by Shuttleworth and for the farm house, barns, stables and other outbuildings with croft belonging in Aston, in the tenure of John Prior, the Cowlishaws give in exchange to Shuttleworth farm house, cottage, barns, stables and outhouses in the tenure of widow Shardlow and George Redwood, in Aston and Shuttleworth gives the farm house etc. in Prior's tenure in exchange to the Cowlishaws.
Dated 19 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 604  1762

Contents:
Agreement of exchange made between 1. James Shuttleworth and 2. Reverend John Rolleston, Thomas Hickinbotham churchwarden and John Prior overseer of the poor of Aston and also surviving trustee of a charity of the will of Samuel Mather late of Aston, by which 1. agrees to give 2. and their successors as rectors, churchwardens and overseers of Aston, for the use of the poor of Aston, parcel of ground to be set out in the fields of Aston of annual value 35s, which 1. will fence in at his own expense, for which 2. will grant to 1. all their rights in cottage in Aston with outbuildings, orchard and garden belonging in the tenure of John Clark shoemaker and 1. and 2. mutually request commissioners appointed for inclosing the common fields, meadows, pastures and waste grounds in township of Aston to agree to this exchange by allotting the parcel of land out of 1.'s property to purpose above and inserting this exchange in their award.
Dated 19 May

Possibly deeds relating to purchase by James Shuttleworth of Aston esquire of close containing 23 acres and pingle called Green Leys  D 779B/T 605- 633  15 and 16 June 1767


Related information: see D 779B/T 637

[no title]  D 779B/T 605  undated

Contents:
Copy from the 'office' [inquisition post mortem] which Henry Sacheverell found for John his father, signed Jacinth Sacheverell: that John Sacheverell at his death held 2 messuages in Aston of the Queen as of her honour of Tutbury, parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster, in free socage, by fealty and annual rent of 20d, value above reprises £4 per annum, and that all other premises in Aston were held of the Queen as of the manor of Weston in socage by fealty and annual rent of 20d for all services, annual value above reprises 13s 4d.
Not dated

[no title]  D 779B/T 606  [1576]

Contents:
Lease for 21 years from last Michaelmas, by 1. Henry Sachev'ell of Morley gentleman to 2. Robert Soore of Aston husbandman, of a messuage in Aston in Soore's occupation, at rent 13s 4d, Soore to find one able man for the wars with a caliver to serve to and for Sacheverell when he shall be appointed to do the Queen's service.
Dated 17 June 18 Elizabeth I.

[no title]  D 779B/T 607  1595

Contents:
Bond in 100 marks from Robert Soore of Aston yeoman and John Rolleston of Wilne, Aston, husbandman, to Henry Sachev'ell of Hopwell gentleman, for the payment of £37 10s i.e. £25 on 1 May next and £12 10s on 1 April 1597.
Dated 1 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 608  [1595]]

Contents:
Bargain and sale by 1. Henry Sacheverell of Hopwell esquire to 2. John Rolleston of Wilne, Aston, husbandman, for £50, of messuage in Aston, now in Robert Sore's tenure, yardland, all buildings, lands etc. belonging to the premises, one lease to Sore, and rents and services to the lord, excepted.
Dated 1 August 37 Elizabeth I.

[no title]  D 779B/T 609  [1595]

Contents:
Bond in £100 from Henry Sacheverell to John Rolston, as in bargain and sale above, for the performance of same.
Dated 1 August 37 Elizabeth I.

[no title]  D 779B/T 610  [1595]

Contents:
Feoffment by Henry Sacheverell to John Rollston described as above in D 779B/T 608 for the accomplishment of indentures between them of the same date, of a messuage and one virgate of land in Aston in Robert Sore's tenure. Attornies for livery of seisin, William Bancroft and Nicholas Newton.
Dated 1 August 37 Elizabeth I.
Endorsed with livery of seisin by Newton to John son of the above-named John Rollston.
1 December 4 James I 1606.

[no title]  D 779B/T 611  [1595]

Contents:
Counterpart of lease for 2 lives by 1. John Rolleston of Great Wilne yeoman the elder to 2. Robert Soore of Aston yeoman and Dorothy his wife, for good causes and reasonable considerations, of 2 p'lors [? parlours], one croft enclosed containing one ley, lying between messuage in the occupation of Robert Cowper of Aston and messuage in the occupation of Robert Mee, 3 roods of arable in fields of Aston, gate and pasturing for one cow or beast yearly in common pastures of Aston either up or down whether shall be agreed upon by the inhabitants of the town of Aston, hovel standing in fold yard of messuage for the necessary use of the Soore's to set their kine under and to make their swine sty and to lay their 'meynor' [?manure] on the backside of the said hovel, all of which are parcel of the messuage of John Rolleston and now in the tenure of Soore and Christopher son of Robert Soore, with access for Dorothy and Robert Soore for themselves and their cattle to the foldyard and to fetch water at the well there and for their necessary use, at 1d rent. When the Soores die, their executors and assigns may have any corn growing on the premises and may have benefit of the beastgate for that year.
Dated 8 August 37 Elizabeth I.

[no title]  D 779B/T 612  [1595]

Contents:
Bond in 20 marks by Robert Soore of Aston yeoman and Christopher Eyre of Aston yeoman to John Rolleston of Great Wilne yeoman senior for the livery of seisin of a messuage in Aston, in which Robert Soore and Christopher his son live, to Rolleston at Michaelmas 1597, excepting one lease dated 8 August 37 Elizabeth I [1595] granted by Rolleston to Robert Soore and Dorothy his wife for their lives, recited (see above).
Dated 10 August 37 Elizabeth I.

[no title]  D 779B/T 613  [1595]

Contents:
Confirmation by Henry *Keyes of Kilburne gentleman, Robert James and John *Keyes of Hopwell gentleman, Tobias Royes of Saddington, county Leicester, husbandman, William Davers joiner and Thomas *Keys of Callow gentleman to John Rollston of Wilne, Aston, husbandman, of all their right in the premises bargained and sold by Henry Sacheverell to Rollston on 1 August 37 Elizabeth I [1595]. Attornies for livery of seisin, Nicholas Newton, William Bancroft.
*also spelt Kaies or Kayes
Dated 9 September 37 Elizabeth I.
Endorsed with livery by Nicholas Newton to John Rolston son of within written John Rolston, 1 December 1606.

[no title]  D 779B/T 614  [1595]

Contents:
Release by William North and John Tagg, servants to Henry Sacheverell of Hopwell esquire to John Rollston of Wilne, of their interest in the premises bargained and sold by Sacheverell to Rollston on 1 August 37 Elizabeth I [1595]
Dated 9 September 37 Elizabeth I.

[no title]  D 779B/T 615-616  [1596]

Contents:
Final concord (both parts) between John Rolston querent and Henry Sacheverell esquire defendant concerning messuage, barn, garden, orchard, 20 acres land, 3 acres meadow, 6 acres pasture in Aston. £40.
Dated Easter 38 Elizabeth I.

[no title]  D 779B/T 617  [1596]

Contents:
Assignment of term by 1. William North of Morley yeoman to 2. Christopher Rolston son of John Rolston of Wilne husbandman reciting that Henry Sacheverell of Morley esquire and Jane his wife, by indenture dated 12 April 36 Elizabeth I [1594] made between (1) Gabriell Armestronge of Thorpe, county Nottingham, esquire John Tagge of Smalley yeoman and Thomas Gell esquire now deceased and (2) Henry and Jane, covenanted with Armestronge, Tagge and Gell to levy a fine to Henry and Jane of all the lands of Henry Sacheverell in Aston upon Trent inter alia to the use of (2) for 80 years, and in the Easter term after, Henry and Jane levied the fine by the name of the manor of Saddington, 20 messuages, 20 cottages, 1 watermill, 1 windmill, 2 dovehouses, 20 gardens, 20 orchards, 500 acres land, 200 acres meadow, 300 acres pasture, 10 acres wood, £5 rent in Saddington, 'Movesley' [Mowsley], Wigston, Westerby, Lawwyghton alias Lawton, and Gumley, county Leicester, and the manors of Morley, Hopwell, Snitterton, Callowe and Bolton, and 180 messuages, 100 cottages, 2 watermills, 6 dovehouses, 200 gardens, 200 orchards, 3,000 acres land, 1,000 acres meadow, 2,000 acres pasture, 800 acres wood, 3,000 acres 'firre' and heath, £20 rent in Morley, Hopwell, Snitterton, Callow, Bolton, Smalley, Kidsley, 'Kilborne', Aston upon Trent, Chaddesden, Risley, Alsop in le dale and 'Quarnden' alias Quarne, county Derby, and that by their indenture dated 27 January 37 Elizabeth I [1595] Armestronge and Tagge assigned their title in the premises to William North and witnessing that North assigned his term in messuage and yardland in Aston late in the tenure of Robert Sore, heretofore bargained and sold to John Rolston, father of Christopher, by Henry Sacheverell.
Dated 30 April 38 Elizabeth I.
Annexed to D 779B/T 617:
Assignment by Christopher Rolleston as above for 1599/1600 divers causes and by the privity and appointment of his father John, to John Wilson of Egginton husbandman, of the indenture hereunto annexed and his estate by virtue of the indenture in messuage and yardland in Aston in tenure of Robert Soore.
Dated 14 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 618-621  [undated]


Related information: see D 779B/T 621

Contents:
Deeds relating to marriage of John Rolleston (including deed of Hurte family)

[no title]  D 779B/T 618  [1600]

Contents:
Feoffment by 1. John Rolleston the elder of Wilne, Aston, yeoman to 2. John his son yeoman, in consideration of 1.'s affection for his son and the latter's advancement in marriage, of a messuage in Aston which 1. latterly bought from Henry Sachev'ell in the tenure of Robert Soore, and yardland, buildings, meadows etc belonging to the messuage, in the town fields, parish of Aston (mentioning 1.'s wife Ellen).
Dated 14 January 42 Elizabeth I.
Endorsed with livery of seisin, same date.

[no title]  D 779B/T 619-620  [1600]

Contents:
Grant and agreement (both parts) made between 1. John Hurt of Ambaston husbandman and 2. John Rolleston son of John of Wilne, Aston, yeoman, by which Hurt, in consideration of the future marriage of Rolleston and Margaret Smetheley of Ambaston near kinswoman of Margaret, John Hurt's wife, and to advance her marriage, granted to Rolleston, all his goods, cattells and chattels moveable and unmoveable which he has or may have and all profits arising out of the messuage, lands etc. which he holds for life in Ambaston (see below), excepting money, coin, and 10 hives of bees at his house in Ambaston, and Hurt gave Rolleston a silver sixpence to put him and Margaret into possession and seisin, and in consideration of this, it was agreed that all Rolleston's goods and land he then had or would have in the future, including those granted to him by Hurt in this deed, but excepting £20 to be given to Rolleston by his father, should be occupied and used jointly by Rolleston, Margaret Smetheley, John and Margaret Hurt, for their maintenance and housekeeping after the marriage, for the lives of John and Margaret Hurt.
Dated 14 January 42 Elizabeth I.
Endorsed with seisin of goods, same date.

[no title]  D 779B/T 621  [1562]

Contents:
Manor of Elvaston with Ambaston
Admission at the court of Edward Wyndesor Knight lord of Wyndesor, of John Hurte to a tenement and 25 acres arable and 5 acres meadow, recently of John Smethely, for his life, according to the custom of the manor. Rent 25s., customary services, fine £3. Steward: Umbervyle.
Dated 18 March 4 Elizabeth I

[no title]  D 779B/T 622-623  1599/1600

Contents:
Marriage settlement by feoffment to uses (both parts) by John Rolleston son of John of Wilne yeoman to Robert Wright of Spondon yeoman and Christopher Rolleston of Wilne yeoman, in consideration of marriage between John Rolleston and Margaret Smetheley and in respect of Margaret's jointure, of a messuage and yardland as in D 779B/T 608, to hold for the life of John Rolleston the son, then to the use of Margaret whilst she remains unmarried, but if she remarries then half only to her use for life, after her death or remarriage to the use of John and Margaret's issue, remainder to John's right heirs.
Dated 14 January
Endorsed with livery of seisin, same date.

[no title]  D 779B/T 624  [1610]

Contents:
Lease for 3 years by 1. Richard Franncis of Stanton next Swakestonbridge esquire to 2. John Roulston of Aston yeoman, for £14, of the lowest part of the cow pasture called dry holmes, parcel of the demesnes of the manor of Stanton, lying between a common pasture called the dryeholmes and a parcel of meadow called the nyne leyes, at 1d. rent.
Dated 24 April 8 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 625  [1612]

Contents:
Lease for 2 years from 24 April 1613, by 1. Richard Franncis and son and heir apparent Henry to 2. John Rolston, for £8 6s 8d, of premises as in [1610] lease above, at rent of 1d. Endorsed that Richard and Henry Franncis will allow Rolston to take 2 wain or cart loads of 'Tynsell' within one mile of the premises in each year of the term.
Dated 28 February 9 James

[no title]  D 779B/T 626  1630

Contents:
Letters of administration of goods etc. of John Roleson ? senior of Aston, who died intestate, granted to his son Christopher, his relict Margaret having renounced administration (Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield).
Dated 18 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 627  [1633]

Contents:
Post-nuptial settlement by feoffment to uses by 1. Christopher Rolleston of Aston yeoman to 2. William Knyveton of Steynson, Barrow-upon-Trent, yeoman and William Kilburne of Castle Donington, county Leicester, yeoman, in consideration of a marriage already solemnised between Rolleston and Katherine, one of the daughters of Francis Kilburne of Burnaston, Etwall, yeoman, and of £80 paid to Rolleston for Katherine's marriage portion, of a messuage or tenement in Aston in which Rolleston lives with yard land, all other lands of him in Aston, to be held, as to half the premises to the use of Christopher and Katherine for their lives, then to the heirs of their bodies, remainder to Christopher's right heirs, and as to the other half of the premises, to the use of Christopher for life, then to Katherine until eldest male or female heir is 21, for the children's upbringing, or until Katherine remarries, with successive remainders to the heirs of their bodies, Katherine for life or until she remarries, and Christopher's right heirs.
Dated 28 November 9 Charles
Endorsed with livery of seisin, same date.

[no title]  D 779B/T 628  [1646]

Contents:
Lease for 15 years from last Lady Day [25 March] by 1. Thomas Boothby of Touley Park, county Leicester. Esquire to 2. Christopher Rolleston of Aston yeoman, for £54, of 6 yardland of arable in several fields of Worthington, Breedon and Newbold, county Leicester, with all balks, heads and meadows. Rent £54. Endorsed that 2. may have corn, grain and meadow that is growing on the premises in 1661.
Dated 1 October 22 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/T 629  [1660-1670]

Contents:
Bargain and sale and feoffment (not completed or executed) by 1. Christopher Roulston of Aston yeoman to 2. John Roulston of Aston yeoman son of Christopher, for the natural affection Christopher bears to John and for the better preferment and maintenance of John and the advancement of his marriage, of messuage in Aston and yard land, buildings, meadows, leasowes, pastures, belonging to the messuage.
Dated temp. Charles II

[no title]  D 779B/T 630  1666[?]

Contents:
Release by the Archdeacon of Derby of John Rolston of Aston and Ellena (formerly Ellena Bancroft of Aston) from sentence of excommunication, reciting that they had married clandestinely and illicitly without having obtained a licence or having banns called.
Dated Derby, 26 June
Inside: ? draft letter to Mr ? Major, mainly concerning the purchase of a gelding and an intended visit to Southwell, undated [17th c]

[no title]  D 779B/T 631  1670

Contents:
Letters of administration of the goods etc. of John Roulston of Aston, who died intestate, granted to Ellen, relict of John. (Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield).
Dated Derby, 22 September

[no title]  D 779B/T 632  1705/6

Contents:
Terrier (called a 'terrall') of all lands, meadow, and pastures and sheep pastures of Christopher Roulston, lying in Aston. Gives field names, position of each piece of land by reference to place names and neighbouring holders of land. Endorsed with signature of John Prior and marks of William Cowleshow and John Barton.
Dated 2 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 633  1751

Contents:
Agreement made between Elizabeth Roulson widow and Christopher Roulson of Aston, that Christopher has agreed to go out of the house he now dwells in to another little house belonging to Elizabeth at Midsummer next, paying his rent to the tenant who rents the rest of Elizabeth's land, and in consideration of this, Elizabeth acknowledges Christopher to have a right to all the corn and pease now growing upon this said land belonging to her with the dung, but as for the 'follows', meadows, 'lays' and hades of grass, Christopher acknowledges [them] to be in hands of Elizabeth from this date, and acknowledges himself to be indebted to Elizabeth for £6 15s which he promises to pay in 6 weeks' time.
Dated 5 June

Purchase of chief rent  [no ref.]  1767

[no title]  D 779B/T 634  1767

Contents:
Receipt, W Chamber to James Shuttleworth esquire for £3 8s, for chief rent of 1s 6d annually payable out of lands in Aston belonging to Shuttleworth, which the latter has agreed to purchase and Chambers hereby conveyed.
Dated 30 December

Trust deeds  D 779B/T 635-8  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 635  1768

Contents:
Declaration of trust by James Shuttleworth of Forcett, county York, esquire reciting in part the will of Robert Holden late of Aston esquire dated 28 Nov. 1742, particularly that Joseph Greaves and Robert Holden never acted in the execution of the trusts of the will and Greaves is dead, that James the second son of James Shuttleworth first mentioned has reached age of 21 and has taken the surname of Holden, that James Shuttleworth has laid out £4,843 13s in the purchase of property out of the surplus of Robert Holden's personal estate and from rents and profits of the testator's real estate (for properties see D 779B/T 647, but excluding the property purchased from John Bancroft - see D 779B/T 636) and declaring that the purchase money was not his but arose from estate of the testator and that he stands seised of the premises to the use of the will.
Dated 2 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 636  1768

Contents:
Declaration of trust by Robert Holden of Newark, county Nottingham esquire son and heir of Alexander of Newark esquire and Joseph Greaves of Aston esquire eldest son and heir of Joseph late of Aston gentleman deceased, reciting in part the will of Robert Holden late of Aston esquire as in D 779B/T 637 and that James Shuttleworth 2nd son of James as in D 779B/T 637 had taken the name of Holden and reciting the purchase of property from John Bancroft and declaring as in D 779B/T 637.
Dated 12 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 637  1772

Contents:
Release (the lease is missing) to make a tenant to the precipe and lead the uses of fines and recoveries made between 1. Robert Holden of Aston esquire eldest son and heir of Alexander Holden late of Newark upon Trent, county Nottingham, esquire deceased 2. James Shuttleworth of Forcett, county York, eldest son and heir of Richard Shuttleworth late of the same place esquire deceased and Mary wife of James and only child and heir at law and a devisee named in the will of Robert Holden late of Aston esquire deceased 3. James Holden of Aston esquire heretofore James Shuttleworth, 2nd son of James and Mary Shuttleworth 4. George Hartley of Richmond, county York, esquire and 5. William Masterman of Gray's Inn, Middlesex, esquire reciting that Robert Holden deceased, being seised in fee simple of the manors of Aston upon Trent, Weston, Wilne alias Great Wilne and Shardlow, advowson of Aston, various messuages and lands in Aston, Weston, Wilne alias Great Wilne, Shardlow, Long Eaton, Sawley and Little Wilne, made his last will on 28 November 1742, which, with codicil of 10 November 1745, was also recited, and reciting that he died 7 November 1746, that Robert Holden (party 1.) is now the surviving devisee in trust of the will, that James and Mary Shuttleworth have issue male an eldest son, James (party 3.), William and Charles, that James the Second son attained his majority on 16 November 1766 and changed his name to Holden by Act of Parliament and took the Holden arms; that by deed poll of 17 March 1768 James Shuttleworth appointed that James Holden might enjoy all the rights devised to him by the late Robert Holden's will and reciting that the surplus of Robert Holden's personal estate and the savings accrued from the moiety of the rents etc. devised by him for the benefit of James and Mary's 2nd son (after payment of his maintenance and education) amounted to £4,846 13s. which was invested in the purchase of properties in cos. Leicester and Derby, conveyed to the use of Robert Holden (party 1.) upon the trusts set out in Robert Holden's will and reciting that James Holden is 25, that Mary Shuttleworth is entitled during her life to the capital mansion of Aston and to moiety of the profits of certain manors etc. and that James is entitled to the same properties as tenant in tail male expectant on the life interest of his mother, and is in possession of the other moiety of the manors etc. as tenant in tail male, and that James and Mary Shuttleworth and James Holden wish to bar all estates tail and all reversions and remainders and witnessing that for 10s. paid by Masterman to each of the Holdens and Shuttleworths, they released to Masterman, the manor of Aston, the advowson of Aston, the capital messuage or mansion house of Aston, all messuages, lands, rents, tithes etc. late Robert Holden's inheritance in the parish of Aston, the ancient fee or chief rents and pensions payable out of various properties (detailed); cottage and close adjoining called the Croft, parcel of land adjoining and lately enclosed by Act of Parliament and allotted in Netherfield in lieu of other lands held with the cottage, 3 acres 38p. which were purchased with Robert Holden's personal trust estate after his death from John Saxon of Sawley waterman, parcel of land lately enclosed by the same Act and now divided into two, containing 23 acres and close or pingle called Green Leys and purchased out of the trust estate (as above) from William Rolleston of Aston, parcel of ground within the Holt and purchased likewise from Thomas Hickenbottom of Ratcliff, county Nottingham yeoman, messuage and 3 yard lands purchased likewise from John Bancroft of Aston yeoman, chief rent of 1s 6d issuing from lands of Robert Holden deceased in Aston and purchased likewise from William Chambers D.D., all in Aston, and manors of Weston, Wilne or Great Wilne and Shardlow with all messuages, lands, rents, tithes (in Wilne and Shardlow), late the estate and inheritance of Robert Holden esquire deceased, and all the messuages, lands etc. late Robert Holden's estate and inheritance in Sawley, Long Eaton and Little Wilne and one third of manor of Halstead and of messuages, lands etc. in Halstead, Tilton, Marfield or Marefield South, and Whatborough or Whatburgh, county.
Leicester, and of rectories, parsonages impropriate of the same places, and of tithes etc. of same, and of advowson to vicarages of Halstead and Tilton, all purchased out of the trust estate from John Mann of Lincolns Inn, county Middlesex, the only son of Thornton Mann late of Tooting, Surrey, esquire by Jane his first wife, and James and Mary Shuttleworth and James Holden covenanted to levy fines to Masterman to make him tenant to the precipe for suffering recoveries, to which James Holden will be vouched to warranty, and of which the uses were declared to be that the capital mansion of Aston and a moiety of premises above were to the use of Masterman during Mary Shuttleworth's life in trust to dispose of rents etc. as she directs, and the other moiety, and Mary's moiety and the mansion house after her death, to the use of James Holden for life, with remainder to Masterman upon trust to support the contingent remainders to James Holden's Male heirs, then to James and Mary Shuttleworth's 3rd son William in tail male, then to their 4th son Charles in tail male, then to James and Mary's 1st son Robert in tail male, then as Mary Shuttleworth may appoint, then to the right heirs of Robert Holden of Aston; with provision for anyone holding the estate to appoint £500 annually out of the estate for his wife's life, without prejudice to Mary Shuttleworth's estate, to sell, mortgage etc. to raise £5,000 for daughters' portions if there is no son or £6,000 for younger sons and daughters portions if there is an eldest son, to raise money for the maintenance and education of younger sons and daughters; reciting also a lease of Sawley or Sallow and Wilne prebend for 3 lives, made 8 June 1745 and witnessing that it was released to the same purposes as above premises; reciting also that Robert Holden deceased was seised of 4 oxgangs in the manor of the prebend and rectory of Sawley and of a messuage in Long Eaton and an oxgang in the fields of Long Eaton in the manor of Sawley and Smally Croft in same manor, and witnessing that James and Mary Shuttleworth and James Holden covenanted with Masterman to surrender these premises to the lands of the manors concerned to Masterman to the same uses as the manor of Weston and lands in parish of Weston, provided that whoever has the use and benefit of above premises shall surrender his estate if he becomes entitled to the Shuttleworth estate.
Dated 30 September

[no title]  D 779B/T 638  1772

Contents:
Certified extract from recovery dated Michaelmas term 13 G III 1772, with George Hartley esquire demandant, William Masterman esquire defendant concerning manors of Aston, Weston, Wilne or Great Wilne and Shardlow, 100 messuages, 20 dovehouses, 100 gardens, 500 acres land, 400 acres meadow, 500 acres pasture, 100 acres wood, 100 acres moor, £7 rent, common of pasture, free fishing in Trent, view of frankpledge, goods and chattels of felons and fugitives in places above and in Sawley, Long Eaton, Little Wilne and Wilne, the advowson of Aston.

Exchange of land  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 639  1776

Contents:
Deed of exchange made between 1. Mary Shuttleworth of Aston widow of James Shuttleworth esquire deceased and James Holden of Derby esquire. 2. Joseph Greaves of Aston esquire by which 1. granted to 2. Robert Gaskins House and Homestead, John Gees House and Homestead, Abraham Burtons House and Homestead and Jacob Bothams Barn and Yard with outbuildings in town of Aston, all in occupation of persons named, and containing 5 acres 18p and 2. granted to 1. his farm house and homestead with outbuildings in Aston in his tenure and containing 2 acres 26p and piece of land lying in the Breach Meadow (boundaries given in detail) containing 6 acres 2r 5p.
Dated 5 April

Reverend Charles Shuttleworth (Holden)  D 779B/T 640-659  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 640  [1791]

Contents:
Licence allowing Reverend Charles Shuttleworth and his issue to assume the name and aims of Holden, recorded in College of Arms, London, 19 April 1791. Part only.
Dated 28 Ma[rch] 31 [GIII]

Bundle chiefly consisting of copy deeds  D 779B/T 641-655  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 641  1742-1792

Arrangement: The items below are listed in schedule order, but the last 3 items are not in the schedule.


Contents:
Schedule of deeds etc in the hands of Mr William Evans attending a mortgage of premises late the estates of James Holden esquire deceased. Covers 1742-1779, with additions dated 1779-1792. The deeds concerned were received by Jn Curzon 7 October 1803, together with bonds of 1791-2.

[no title]  D 779B/T 642  1779


Related information: For details see D 779B/T 560-561.

Contents:
Copy of will of Robert Holden of Aston esquire, 28 November 1742, and codicil, 10 November 1745.
Dated 7 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 643-644  1779

Contents:
Copies of lease and release dated 29, 30 March 1754 made between 1. Reverend Charles Plumptre D.D., Robert Plumptre one of the fellow of Queens College, Cambridge, two of the younger sons of John Plumptre of Nottingham and St James, Westminster esquire. 2. John Man of Lincolns Inn esquire only son of Thornton Man late of Tooting, Surrey esquire by Jane Richmond or Webb his first wife, deceased 3. James Shuttleworth of Forcett, county York, esquire. 4. John Piddocke of Ashby de la Zouch, county Leicester gentleman, Nicholas Bonfoy of Abbots Ripton, county Huntingdon esquire and 5. Robert Holden of Newark esquire and William Burleton of Wyken, county Leicester esquire reciting that John Man mortgaged to John Plumptre deceased by lease and release dated 2 and 3 May 1750, one half of two whole parts, the whole divided into three parts, of lands, courts, advowsons etc in Halstead, Tilton, Marfield or Marefield South and Whatborough or Whatburgh, tithes of the same places, and advowson to vicarages of the churches of Halstead and Tilton, all in Leicestershire, and that the mortgage was assigned by leased and release dated 9 and 10 March 1753 by Plumptre's eldest son and executor to Charles and Robert his younger sons, and that Shuttleworth has contracted to buy the premises for £4,000 and to pay John Man an annuity of £200 for life to be charged upon the premises, and witnessing that for £3,700 paid to Charles and Robert Plumptre by Shuttleworth at John Man's request and for £300 paid to Man, the Plumptres and Man assigned the premises as follows to Shuttleworth: one third, being half of two full parts, divided into three, of the manor of Halstead and of lands etc in Halstead, Tilton, Marfield or Marefield South and Whatborough or Whatburgh, and of rectories and parsonages impropriate of the same places, and of tithes etc in same places, and of advowson to the vicarages of Halstead and Tilton, all in Leicestershire, and witnessing that to secure the payment of the annuity and for 10s paid to the Plumptres by Piddocke and Bonfoy, the Plumptres at Man's and Shuttleworth's request, released the premises to Piddocke and Bonfoy to the use that Man may have the annuity of £200 issuing out of the premises for life, subject to the use of Robert Holden and William Burleton for 200 years in trust to permit Shuttleworth to receive the rents, the term to cease on Man's death, then to use of Shuttleworth. Excepts payment of the annuity, various small sums (annuity, quit rent, tithes, allowance to tenants in respect of small tithes) and 2 leases.
Dated 7 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 645-646  1779

Contents:
Copies of lease and release dated 15 and 16 June 1767 by 1. William Rolleston of Aston yeoman to 2. James Shuttleworth of Aston esquire, reciting that Rolleston by lease and release dated 10 and 11 July 1760 mortgaged to Shuttleworth for £100 a messuage in Aston divided into several dwellings and in the tenures of William Rolleston, Catherine Bancroft, Thomas Adams and Samuel Dakin, messuage and shop adjoining in Aston in the occupations of Hannah Roberts and Thomas Whitehead shoemaker, several pieces of arable dispersed in Cross Field, Alderslade Field and Ash Field containing 18 acres in occupation of Joseph Adams and Rolleston, close inclosed by Act of Parliament out of Aston Moor containing 3 acres in Joseph Adams' occupation, tithes of the close, 2 closes or pingles called Green Leys and Ball Close in Aston in possessions of Joseph Adams and Rolleston; that a further £300 was advanced by Shuttleworth to Rolleston; that by lease and release dated 10 and 11 July 1765 Rolleston for a further £153 12s and for £446 8s owing to Shuttleworth, mortgaged to the latter a messuage divided into several dwellings in tenures of Rolleston, Thomas Adams, Edward Gaskyn, Jonathan Whitehead and Samuel Daykin, messuage and adjoining shop in tenure of Thomas and Michael Whitehead, parcel lately inclosed by Act of Parliament, then divided into two, containing 23 acres in tenures of Rolleston and Robert Gaskyn, close containing 3 acres (as above) in Thomas Whitehead's occupation, close or pingle called Green Leys in William Jowett's occupation, all in Aston, and that Shuttleworth is now owed £738 6s 9d and has contracted to buy certain premises for £11 13s 3d and witnessing that for £738 6s 9d due to Shuttleworth and for £11 13s 3d the close containing 23 acres and the pingle called Green Leys (as above) were conveyed to Shuttleworth.
Dated 11 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 647  1779

Contents:
Copy of appointment dated 17 March 1768 by James Shuttleworth of Forcett, county York, esquire, reciting in part the will of Robert Holden late of Aston esquire dated 28 November 1742, that James the second son of James and Mary Shuttleworth has reached age of 21 and in obedience to the recited will has taken the name of Holden, that Shuttleworth pursuant to the power given him by the will appointed that his son James may from day of reaching age of 21 hold all the rights, profits etc devised to him by the will as fully as if he had attained the age of 25.
Dated 11 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 648  1779

Contents:
Copy of lease for possession dated 11 May 1772 by 1. James Shuttleworth of Forcett, county York, esquire, to 2. Robert Holden of Newark, county Nottingham, esquire, eldest son and heir of Alexander Holden late of Newark esquire deceased and nephew of Robert Holden deceased, which Robert the nephew survived Joseph Greaves of Ingleby deceased, for 5s., of Leicestershire property as in deeds of 29 and 30 March 1754 and cottage in Aston, close near adjoining called the Croft, parcel of land adjoining and lately inclosed by Act of Parliament and allotted in the Nether Field, containing 3 acres 38p, parcel lately inclosed by Act of Parliament now divided into 2 closes, late in the occupation of William Rolleston and Robert Gaskyn, pingle or close called Green Leys late in occupation of William Jowett, parcel called the Holt late in the tenure of John Wright, chief rent or fee farm rent of 1s 6d issuing out of lands late of Robert Holden deceased, all in Aston.
Dated 7 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 649  1779

Contents:
Copy of lease for possession dated 29 September 1772 by 1. Robert Holden of Aston esquire, eldest son and heir of Alexander Holden late of Newark esquire, deceased, James Shuttleworth of Forcett eldest son and heir of Richard Shuttleworth late of the same place esquire, deceased, Mary his wife, only child and heir at law and a devisee of the will of Robert Holden late of Aston esquire, and James Holden of Aston esquire, (heretofore James Shuttleworth) second son of James and Mary Shuttleworth to 2. William Masterman of Grays Inn esquire, for 10s. of manor of Aston, advowson of Aston, capital messuage or mansion house of Aston, all property late the estate of Robert Holden the testator deceased, in Aston, 3 ancient fee or chief rents payable out of various lands (details given), pension or rent of £3 6s 8d issuing out of Mr Finch's hereditaments, cottage, close adjoining called the Croft, parcel of land containing 3 acres 38p as in D 779B/T 637 above, which were purchased out of Robert Holden's the testator's personal trust estate after his death, from John Saxon of Sawley waterman, close containing 23 acres as in D 779B/T 645-6 above purchased likewise from William Rolleston of Aston, the Holt as in D 779B/T 637 purchased likewise from Thomas Hickinbottom of Ratcliffe, county Nottingham, yeoman, messuage and 3 yardlands in Aston late in tenure of John Bancroft of Aston yeoman and purchased likewise from Bancroft, chief rent of 1s 6d issuing out of Holden's lands in Aston likewise purchased from William Chambers, the manors of Weston, Wilne alias Great Wilne, Shardlow, with all property in same places, late the estate of Robert Holden the testator deceased, and all premises late his estate in Sawley, Long Eaton, Little Wilne, and all property of party 1. in above-named places which were Robert Holden deceased's or have been purchased out of his trust estate; the Leicestershire property purchased from John Man of Lincolns Inn (see D 779B/T 643-4) out of the trust estate, the rectory of Sawley or Sallow and Wilne, with mansion place and all premises within the prebend and parish, demised by lease of 18 June 1745 to Robert Holden esquire, deceased, see D 779B/T 559, and everything devised in trust by the testator to Robert Holden son of Alexander, of party 1. above, and to Joseph Greaves, or purchased out of his personal estate.
Dated 7 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 650  1779

Contents:
Copy of final concord dated Holy Trinity 12 G III and All Souls 13 GIII [1772], made between William Masterman esquire, plaintiff, James Shuttleworth esquire, Mary his wife and James Holden defendants, concerning the manors of Aston, Weston, Wilne or Great Wilne and Shardlow. 50 messuages, 50 cottages, 20 dovehouses, 50 gardens, 50 orchards, 500 acres land, 400 acres meadow, 500 acres pasture, 100 acres wood, 100 acres moor, £7 rent, common of pasture, free fishing in the Trent, view of frankpledge, goods and chattels of felons and fugitives in above-named places, Sawley, Long Eaton, Little Wilne and Wilne, advowson of Aston. £2,120.
Dated 11 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 651  1779

Contents:
Copy of final concord dated as D 779B/T 650 above and between plaintiff and defendants as D 779B/T 650, concerning 16 messuages, 100 acres land, 100 acres meadow, 100 acres pasture, 1/3 manor of Halstead and of 6 messuages, 50 acres land, 50 acres meadow, 50 acres pasture in Halstead, Tilton, Marfield or Marefield South and Whatborough or Whatburgh, 1/3 rectory of Tilton, tithes belonging and of advowsons of vicarages of churches of Halstead and Tilton, county Leicester. £620.
Dated 11 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 652  1779

Contents:
Copy of will of James Holden late of Aston but now of Derby esquire, to his friend Leonard Fosbrooke of Shardlow esquire, ready money, securities for money, in trust for Holden and his use, and all other personal estate and effects, in trust to sell and dispose thereof; Fosbrooke is to receive money due to Holden in trust for latter and upon trust to pay debts, funeral expenses, charges of executing the trusts of this will, then to pay Holden's wife Constance Elizabeth £100, then to use remainder towards discharging the sum of £1,000 raised by a mortgage lately made to Alexander Atkinson Holden of Darley next Derby esquire, in trust for Holden, of divers manors etc. Executor, Leonard Fosbrooke.
(Dated 11 April 1779)
Examined with draft of original will, 11 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 653  1797

Contents:
Copy of court roll of the manor of Sawley: admittance to the uses of Robert Holden's will in which the jurors and homage presented that Robert Holden esquire, died seised of messuage in Long Eaton then late in occupation of Thomas Taft and Edward Woolley, oxgang of land, meadow and pasture dispersed in several fields of Long Eaton then late in Thomas Taft's occupation, all the copyhold lands late of John Shelton the elder and John Shelton the younger, Smalley Croft in Long Eaton lying open to and adjacent to Home Close then late in Robert Storer's occupation, reciting in part Holden's will dated 28 November 1742 (see D 779B/T 560) and finding that Robert son of Alexander Holden is surviving devisee in trust of the will, that James and Mary Shuttleworth are dead, that their sons James and William successively assumed the name of Holden and died without issue, and that their son Charles has now assumed the name of Holden and is in posession of the lands devised by Robert Holden and is entitled with Robert son of Alexander to be admitted to the premises, and they were admitted, fine £16.
Dated 1 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 654  [undated]

Contents:
Bill, John Harrison to Reverend Charles Holden for legal work in connection with Holden's estate in Sawley Prebendal Manor.

[no title]  D 779B/T 655  [1804]

Contents:
Order on petition to confirm the Master's report, reciting that Charles Holden on 29 May preferred his petition to the Lord Chancellor reciting an order made on Holden's petition dated 26 November 1803, whereby it was ordered that it should be referred to a Master of this Court to enquire whether it would benefit owners of estates comprised in a settlement dated 30 September 1772 that the mortgage for £1,000 dated 11 April 1779, made by James Holden, a party to the 1772 settle-ment, should be discharged out of trust moneys raised by the sale of part of the estate in settlement and whether the residue of the estates were sufficient security for the subsisting charges and incumbrances of the estate, and reciting that the Master by his report dated 4 May 1804 certified as follows, having recited the 1772 settlement, that Mary Shuttleworth was dead, that James Holden was dead without issue having charged the estate with annual payment of £300 for the life of wife Constance Elizabeth Holding (sic), now the wife of Nathaniel Gooding Clarke esquire, and having mortgaged the estate for £1,000 as above, that William Shuttleworth was dead without issue and his widow dead, that Charles Holden was in possession of the estate as tenant for life, that he had charged the estate with annual payments for the life of his wife and sums for daughters and younger sons, (gives details); that he had contracted for the redemption of the land tax charged on the estate for £3,608 12s 4d and had sold part of the estate for £3,996 6s 6d (giving details of the investment of this sum, leaving a surplus over and above what was needed to redeem the land tax) that remainder of estates comprised in the settlement were worth £2,471 14s 11d annually: the master had therefore been of the opinion that it would benefit the owners of the estates in the 1772 settlement that the 1779 mortgage should be discharged out of trust moneys raised by the sale mentioned above and that the residue of the estates was sufficient security for subsisting charges thereon.
Holden's petition therefore had prayed the Report be confirmed, that Annuities in which the sale money had been invested be sold to pay off the mortgage (details given), that premises sold to redeem the land tax might be conveyed to the purchasers discharged of all trusts and charges mentioned and the Lord Chancellor ordered confirmation of Report and sale of annuities to redeem the mortgage.
Dated 2 June 44 GIII

Sale of Long Eaton property  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 656  1803


Related information: See D 779B/E 227-254 for papers related to the sale of land for the redemption of land tax by Charles Holden.

Contents:
Conveyance by 1. Reverend Charles Holden of Aston clerk with consent of 2. Reverend Henry Peach of Derby clerk and William Cox of Culland esquire, commissioners for the redemption of the land tax to 3. John Hopkins of Kingston, county Nottingham, gentleman and his trustee Thomas Cockayne of Derby gentleman for £52 10s paid into the Bank of England and 10s paid to Holden, of parcel of old inclosed land called Westhorpe Pingle containing ½ acre in Long Eaton, in the tenure of William Abbot, sold in order to redeem the land tax on Holden's settled estates.
Dated 2 August

Copy wills  D 779B/T 657-8  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 657  undated


Related information: (for details see D 779B/T 560)

Contents:
Copy of will of Robert Holden of Aston esquire, dated 28 November 1742 with codicil dated 10 November 1745

[no title]  D 779B/T 658  1804


Related information: (for details see D 779B/T 652)

Contents:
Copy of will of James Holden late of Aston now of Derby esquire, dated 11 April 1779

Exchange of messuages in Aston  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 659  1820

Contents:
Deed of covenant made between 1. Reverend Charles Shuttleworth Holden of Aston clerk and 2. John Halladay of the same place bricklayer reciting Holden settlement of 29, 30 September 1770 (see D 779B/T 637) by which a messuage and garden in the village of Aston now in the occupation of John Halladay was inter alia settled to the use of Holden for life with remainder to his eldest son and that Halladay is seised of the messuage formerly divided into 4 dwellings, since used as one and now as two (reciting tenants' names) with garden etc in Aston which is contiguous to Aston Hall and the gardens and pleasure grounds thereof and equivalent in value to Holden's messuage above mentioned, which is detached from the bulk of his settled estates, and that they have agreed to an exchange, but Holden is tenant for life only of his messuage, and agreeing that Holden will persuade his son to acquire the fee simple of the said messuage and to convey it to Halladay, in the meanwhile Halladay may enjoy the Holden messuage, and Halladay will convey his house to Holden, when Holden's is conveyed to him, and in the meanwhile Holden may enjoy it. Signed by Halladay.
Dated 5 June 1820

Deeds of Edward Anthony Holden (d.1877)  D 779B/T 660-780  [n.d.]

Deeds of messuage in Aston  D 779B/T 660-666  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 660  1770

Contents:
Conveyance by 1. George Redwood alias Radwood of Aston tailor to 2. John Clark of the same tailor for £33 of cottage in Aston in the tenure of Charles Clark labourer, and barn, hovel and coal house belonging, and small piece of ground adjoining called Well Yard.
Dated 14 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 661-662  1820

Contents:
Deed of covenant made between 1. Reverend Charles Shuttleworth Holden of Aston clerk and 2. John Clark labourer reciting as above in D 779B/T 659 with relation to a messuage and garden in the village of Aston late in the possession of Martha Hood and now of John Clark of which Holden is tenant for life under recited settlement of 1772 and cottage formerly in the possession of Charles Clark, then divided into two dwellings, now used as one, with barn, hovel and coal house and Well Yard and land belonging to Clark lying between the cottage and the garden wall of Holden, all in Aston, the cottage having been given to Clark by the will of John Clark tailor, and agreeing as in D 779B/T 659. Both parts.
Dated 5 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 663  1828

Contents:
Covering letter from John Mott, Lichfield, to John Curzon esquire, solicitor, Derby, for D 779B/T 664.
Dated 22 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 664  1828

Contents:
Copy of will of John Clarke of Aston tailor dated 2 April 1800: messuage, cottage or tenement now divided into 4 dwellings (2 occupied by Martha Domelow and Thomas Summerfield, 2 unoccupied) with garden, yard etc, purchased by Clarke from Thomas Hickinbotham and Thomas Haywood and use of well in yard adjoining to cottage hereinafter divided, in possession of Catherine Clarke and John Gaskin, to wife Sarah Clarke for ever subject to payment of debts etc and legacies; cottage or tenement divided into 2 in possession of Catharine Clarke and John Gaskin with the well, the Well Yard and garden, purchased by Clarke from father in law George Redwood, and land belonging to testator lying between the tenement and Reverend Charles Holden's garden wall, to Sarah his wife for life, then to nephew John Clarke son of brother Charles; house in which testator dwells and to which he and wife are entitled for their lives, and occupiers of the same for ever to have liberty to use well above, the owner thereof and owners of 2 tenements above devised to pay equal one-third shares for its repair; household goods, money etc to wife for life, then to nephew John Clarke and his sisters Catharine and Hannah Clarke. One guinea each to nephew and neice John and Hannah Hind. Wife Sarah executor. Proved 23 Sep 1800.
Examined 22 Aug

[no title]  D 779B/T 665-666  1828

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. John Clarke of Aston labourer and Mary his wife to 3. Edward Anthony Holden of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and of Aston esquire, for £100 of premises as in D 779B/T 661, 662.
Dated 21, 22 October

Deeds concerning messuage and lands in Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in January 1833  D 779B/T 667-736  [n.d.]

Arrangement: D 779B/T 667-681 refer to the 1802 purchase
D 779B/T 682-707 refer to the 1809 purchase
D 779B/T 708-724 refer to the 1811 purchase
D 779B/T 725-736 refer to E A Holden's purchase in 1833


Contents:
From devisees in trust and executors of William Hickinbotham of Aston farmer deceased, who had himself purchased the premises piecemeal in 1802, 1809 and 1811.

Deeds of the Water Furrows Doles and the Flagg or Flaggy Leys in Aston, purchase by William Hickinbotham in 1802  D 779B/T 667-681  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 667  1763

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 1,000 years 1. William Brownhill of Aston yeoman and wife Mary to 2. Robert Attenbrow of Ruddington, county Nottingham, yeoman, for £200, of messuage, toft or homestead containing 1 acre Moss Close 3 acres 11p, closes called Flagg Leys and Waterford Dole, together 16 acres and allotted to Brownhill on enclosure, all in Aston and in Brownhill's tenure.
Dated 24 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 668-669  [1763]

Contents:
Two parts of final concord relating to D 779B/T 667
Dated Hilary Term 3 GIII

[no title]  D 779B/T 670  1772

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage made between 1. John Attenbrow of Ruddington, county Nottingham, yeoman (sole executor of Robert Attenbrow of same place yeoman deceased, late nephew of John) 2. William Brownhill of Aston yeoman and 3. Thomas Hickinbotham of Ratcliffe upon Soar, county Nottingham, yeoman, reciting mortgage of 1763 (D 779B/T 667), and witnessing that for £200 paid by 3. to 1. on 2.'s direction, and £50 paid to 2. by 3., Attenbrow assigned premises as in D 779B/T 667 to Hickinbotham, and Brownhill confirmed the same
Dated 11 May
1765
Endorsed 1) that Thomas Hickinbotham died Oct.1766 and that his sons John and William are joint executors and residuary legatees of his wife, and that William has received half the mortgage sum of £250 ie £125 from John, declaring that the £250 is now the property of John, 30 Nov 1771 2) with memorandum of further charge of £100 on premises, the sum lent by John Hickinbotham of Stanstead Bury, county Hertford, to Brownhill, 18 April 1772

[no title]  D 779B/T 671-3  18th cent

Contents:
3 papers pinned together:- an abstract of Mr Brownhill's writings (1694-1707); pedigree of Brownhill family endorsed on notes whose significance is not known; note concerning provisions of settlement made on marriage of Joseph Brownhill with Sarah Sleigh, the Brownhill family etc

[no title]  D 779B/T 674-675  1774

Contents:
Lease and release made between 1. William Brownhill the elder of Aston yeoman 2. William Hickinbotham of Ratcliffe upon Soar, county Nottingham, yeoman and John Hickinbotham late of same place but now of Stanstead Bury, county Hertford yeoman, 2 of the sons and joint executors of Thomas Hickinbotham late of same place yeoman 3. Thomas Sheldon of Nottingham vintner and 4. trustee of Thomas Sheldon, his brother Samuel of Nottingham gentleman, by which for £440 (£390 paid to John Hickinbotham and £50 to Brownhill) paid by Thomas Sheldon, 2 closes adjoining together in Aston called Waterfurrow Dikes, together 10 acres 2r 8p in tenure of William Jowitt and tithes, with use of a road through Flaggy Leys Close, belonging to Brownhill and adjoining Waterfurrow Dikes, and liberty to use the draw well in Flaggy Leys Close, were conveyed to Sheldon by Brownhill, and mortgage term (see D 779B/T 667-673) was assigned by party 2. to 4. in trust for 3.
Dated 7, 8 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 676  1774

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage made between 1. William and John Hickinbotham as in D 779B/T 674-5 2. William Brownhill the elder of Aston yeoman and 3. Thomas Sheldon of Nottingham vintner whereby Brownhill for £200 and the Hickinbothams for 10s assigned messuage with barns etc, toft, homestead etc together containing l acre in Aston and in Brownhill's tenure, Moor Close containing 3 acres 11p., Flagg Leys, 5 acres 2r, late in tenure of William Jowitt deceased, to Sheldon, for remainder of term of 1,000 years created in 1763 mortgage
Dated 8 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 677  1774

Contents:
Bond related to assignment above
Dated 8 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 678-679  1775

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. William Brownhill the elder of Aston yeoman to 2. Thomas Sheldon of Nottingham vintner, for £280 (£203 owing to Sheldon on mortgage and £77) of Flaggey Leys Close, containing 5 acres 2r, and tithes, in Aston, late in tenure of William Jowitt deceased, now of his widow Dorothy
Dated 1, 2 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 680-681  1802

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Ann, Mary and Susannah Sheldon of Nottingham spinsters, only children and co-heiresses of Thomas Sheldon late of Nottingham vintner deceased to 2. William Hickinbotham of Weston farmer, for £855, of 3 closes adjoining in Aston, two called Water Furrows Doles or Water Furrows east close and Water Furrows West close, and the other Flagg or Flaggey Leys, in all 15 acres 2r 36p (with details of boundaries) in tenure of Thomas Botham
Dated 5, 6 April

Deeds of messuage and closes in Aston purchased by William Hickinbotham in 1809  D 779B/T 682-707  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 682  1705/6

Contents:
Deed to declare the uses of a fine made between 1. John Cooper of Kings Newton yeoman, Stephen Cooper of Weston yeoman, Mary Alsebrooke of London spinster, Dorothy Alsebrooke of Bretby spinster and Anne Alsebrooke of Repton spinster and 2. Robert Cooper of Aston yeoman, James Cooper of Spondon yeoman and John Alsebrooke of Derby barber: as to messuage in Aston in which Robert Cooper lives, cottage in Aston in which Samuel Watson lives, close of meadow ground near Kings Mills called Milne Holme, and cottage in Kings Newton in which Elizabeth Higgin lives, to the use of Robert Cooper; as to messuage in Spondon in which James Cooper lives, croft or pingle adjoining, 20 acres arable belonging to the messuage, close of meadow called Bruck Close, ½ of Megalangton's Pingle, ½ acres of meadow ground in Broad Meadow, ?the Larchy Pingle, 2 leys containing l acre in ?Sunderlands and 2 cottages in Spondon, in the tenure of James Cooper, to the use of James Cooper; as to messuage in Repton in the occupation of Anne Alsebrooke widow, ½ acres arable in the Good Feild, 1 rood on Black Sitch
Furlong in Cockey Feild, ½ acres with the balks belonging in Scaw Flatt in the Heyfeild, 1 rood shooting on the Black Sitch Furlong, and ½ acres arable in the Milne Hills in Ridgeway Feild, all in Repton, to the use of Mary, Dorothy and Anne Alsebrooke
Dated 5 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 683  1722

Contents:
Probate copy of will dated 10 Sep 1720 of Robert Cowper of Aston yeoman: messuages, lands in Aston, piece of meadow ground in Castle 'Dunington' county Leicester, called Mill Holme, piece of meadow ground in Shardlow called Bingham greene, to Grace Cowlishaw of Shardlow widow for her life, then to her son John and his heirs, remainder to Cowper's right heirs; 5s to 10 of the poorest people of Aston out of rent of the Green Lea in Aston; to neice Elizabeth Cowper, daughter of brother James, cottage in Kings Newton; to nephew John Bryan, brother James Cowper and Mary wife of John White of Nottingham tanner, £10 each, and to Anne Heapes of Aston widow 20s. Residuary legatee and executrix, Grace Cowlishaw
Probate dated 6 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 684  [1741]

Contents:
Final concord related to deed below
Dated Easter 14 GII

[no title]  D 779B/T 685  1741

Contents:
Deed to declare uses of a fine made between 1. John Cowlishaw of Shardlow gentleman, Sarah his wife, 2. John Dickenson of Tonge, county Leicester, yeoman 3. William White of Nottingham hosier concerning messuage in Aston in which William Shardlow lives, 2½ yard land in the common fields of Aston and meadow ground in common meadows of Aston, cottage in Aston in which George Redwood dwells, Bingham Green, lately inclosed, in Shardlow, occupied by John Cowlishaw, declared to be to the use of John Cowlishaw and heirs.
Dated 30 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 686  1750

Contents:
Probate copy of will dated 11 November 1748 of John Cowlishaw of Shardlow gentleman: messuage in Aston in which William Shardlow lives, 2½ yard land in common fields of Aston, meadow in common meadow there, cottage in Aston in which George Redwood lives, close lately inclosed called Bingham Green in Shardlow, parcel of meadow in Castle Donnington, county Leicester called Mill Holme containing 3 acres, to wife Sarah for widowhood for the maintenance of herself and 4 sons, Henry, George, James and Charles and any other child they should have, then to the sons and any other children equally; messuage in Wilne, orchard, gardens etc purchased from Robert Roulson and George Roulson, lands, cow and sheep pastures in Wilne and Shardlow purchased from John Soare, arable in Wilne and Shardlow, which were not settled on Cowlishaw's first wife, to eldest son William, charged with payment of £200 to sons Thomas, Robert and John to be shared equally at age 21; to son John £45 due on bond to testator from brother in law S... Dickenson deceased; household goods and furniture, sheep, wagons, gears, implements, 6 horses or mares and 6 cows, wheat, barley, pease, beans, oats, rye cut or growing, hay and grass cut or growing on Aston lands and farm, tithe corn and hay in Shardlow, to wife Sarah; grains as above, pease, beans, hay and grass in Shardlow except tithe corn and hay to Thomas, Robert and John. Sarah may sell corn, hay and grass and pay the money to these 3 sons instead. She is to sell residue of horses, cattle not disposed of as above, and after debts of testator are paid, give the money to Thomas, Robert and John
Probate dated 28 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 687  1757

Contents:
Extract from Enclosure Award of 17 March 1757 under Act for dividing and enclosing Aston and Shardlow Moor and the common fields, meadows, pastures and waste grounds in the manor of Weston cum Membris and Prebend of Sawley, concerning appointment to Sarah Cowlishaw widow of Bingham Green containing 4 acres 1r 30p and a parcel of land on Aston Moor containing 11 acres 2r, and extract from Award of 22 March 1763 made under Act for dividing and enclosing common fields, meadows, pastures and waste grounds in the township of Aston concerning appointment to Sarah Cowlishaw widow, of parcel of land in Alderslade Field containing 43 acres 2r 22p., parcel of land in Nether Field and meadows adjoining containing 12 acres 18p and parcel of land in Nether Field containing 7 acres 0r 25p, together 62 acres 3r 25p

[no title]  D 779B/T 688-689  1780

Contents:
Mortgage by lease and release to make a tenant to the precipe and deed to lead the uses of a recovery, made between 1. Sarah Cowlishaw widow of John, late of Shardlow, gentleman 2. sons of Sarah and John, Henry of Shardlow yeoman, George of Frampton, county Lincoln yeoman and Mercy his wife, James of Merril Grange, county Leicester, yeoman and wife Elizabeth, Charles of Aston yeoman and Elizabeth his wife, and Joseph of Shardlow yeoman and Elizabeth his wife 3. John Manley of the Middle Temple, London, gentleman 4. Benjamin Taylor of Derby gentleman and 5. John Whyman of Aston land surveyor by which parties 1. and 2. released to Manley, messuage in Aston with croft adjoining (which Sarah had of James Shuttleworth esquire in exchange for 2 messuages in Aston in which William Shardlow and George Redwood dwelt in 1748) in the tenure of Charles Cowlishaw, Bingham Green in Shardlow containing 4 acres 1r 30p in the occupation of Sarah Cowlishaw, parcel of land in Alderslade Field, 42 acres, now divided into 5 and in the tenure of Charles Cowlishaw, parcel of land in Nether Field 7 acres and land in the meadows 11 acres 3r, parcel of Aston or Shardlow Moor 11 acres 2r, that he should be tenant to suffer a recovery which Taylor should prosecute, to the use of Whyman for 500 years subject to redemption or payment of £400, then to use of Sarah Cowlishaw for life, then to her sons.
Dated 1, 2 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 690  [1780]

Contents:
Exemplification of recovery suffered as in D 779B/T 688-689.
Dated 28 November 21 GIII

[no title]  D 779B/T 691  1782

copied


Related information: see D 779B/T 686

Contents:
Copy of will of John Cowlishaw

[no title]  D 779B/T 692  1785

Contents:
Abstract of title of Messrs Cowlishaw to an estate in Aston and Shardlow (1720-Mich 21 GIII), with opinion
Dated October

[no title]  D 779B/T 693-694  1785

Contents:
Lease and release to make a tenant to the precipe and deed to lead the uses of a recovery, made between 1. Sarah Cowlishaw as in D 779B/T 688-9 2. Skeventon Dickenson Cowlishaw of Tong, county Leicester, gentleman eldest son and heir of William Cowlishaw late of same place gentleman deceased, who was eldest son and heir of John Cowlishaw by his first wife 3. sons of Sarah and John Cowlishaw and their wives as in D 779B/T 688-9, except James and George are of Shardlow, 4. James Hawksworth of Chancery Lane, London, gentleman 5. Benjamin Taylor of Derby gentleman 6. John Whyman of Aston gentleman, by which 1., 2. and 3. conveyed to Hawksworth premises as in D 779B/T 688-9 all (except Bingham Green in Sarah Cowlishaw's tenure) in occupation of Charles Cowlishaw, that he should be tenant to suffer a recovery which Taylor should prosecute, to the use of Whyman for remainder of the 500-year term created in D 779B/T 688-9, then to uses as in D 779B/T 688-9
Dated 16, 17 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 695  [1785]

Contents:
Exemplification of recovery relating to D 779B/T 693-4
Dated 28 November 26 GIII

[no title]  D 779B/T 696  1785

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage by John Whyman gentleman to the Trustees of the marrige settlement of Edward Miller Mundy of Shipley esquire and Frances his late wife dated 19 December 1772, of premises as in D 779B/T 688-9, and deed of further charge on premises of £800 (making £1200 owed)
Dated 2 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 697  1785

Contents:
Bond relating to assignment above
Dated 2 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 698-699  1791

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Sarah Cowlishaw of Shardlow widow of John of Shardlow yeoman, Henry, George, James Cowlishaw all of Shardlow yeomen, Charles Cowlishaw of Aston yeoman and Joseph Cowlishaw of Shardlow yeoman to 2. John Harrison of Derby gentleman for £3,137 5s (of which £1,200 was paid to the trustees of the marriage settlement as in D 779B/T 696 in payment of mortgage) of messuage with homestead and croft adjoining containing 1 acre 2r 13p; 5 closes adjoining called Top of the Hill Close 10 acres 3r 29p, Galloway Close 8 acres 2r 2p, Dank Stile Close 7 acres 2r 21p, Stable Close 9 acres 2r 10p, Far Close 7 acres, part of enclosed field called Alderslade Field and at inclosure allotted to Sarah as one parcel of land containing 43 acres 2r 22p; Water Rindle Close 7 acres 3r 14p before inclosure part of Nether Field and at inclosure said to contain 7 acres 25p; all in Aston; Moor Close 11 acres 26p adjoining to Water Rindle Close in Aston, formerly part of Aston or Shardlow Moor; 2 Meadow Closes adjoining, 12 acres 1r., in Aston, part of Nether Field before inclosure and of the late common meadow there and at inclosure said to contain 12 acres 18p, all in tenure of Charles Cowlishaw
Dated 4, 5 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 700  1791

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage term made between 1. Daniel Parker Coke of Derby esquire, John Radford of Smalley esquire (trustees under the marriage settlement of Edward Miller Mundy of Shipley esq, and Frances his first wife, 19 Dec 1772) 2. Edward Miller Munday 3. Sarah Cowlishaw and Henry, George, James, Charles and Joseph Cowlishaw as in D 779B/T 698-9 4. John Harrison of Derby gentleman and 5. Reverend Henry Peach of Derby clerk reciting D 779B/T 688-9, 693-4, 696 and 698-9 and witnessing that for £1200 (part of the purchase price of £3,137 5s paid as in D 779B/T 698-9) paid by Harrison to party 1. and for 5s apiece paid by Peach to party 1., they at request of parties 2. and 3. and at nomination of parties 3. and 4., assigned premises in recited deeds to Peach for residue of term of 500 years in trust as to all the property except Bingham Green for Harrison and as to Bingham Green in trust for Sarah Cowlishaw for life, then in trust for Henry, George, James, Charles and Joseph Cowlishaw
Dated 5 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 701  1809

Contents:
Copy of marriage settlement by lease and release to uses of John Harrison of Derby gentleman and Mary Almond of Derby spinster dated 2, 3 January 1796 and made between 1. John Harrison 2. Mary Almond and 3. George Almond of Nottingham linen draper and Thomas Saxelbye of Derby merchant, for Mary's "considerable" portion in money and upon securities, and to provide her with a jointure of £200 pa, of messuage with homestead and croft adjoining, 5 closes called Top of the Hill Close, Galloway Close, Dark Stile Close, Stable Close and Far Close, Water Rindle Close, Moor Close and two Meadow Closes (giving acreages as in D 779B/T 698-9) all in the possession of Jacob Botham the younger under an agreement for lease for 14 years from 5 Ap 1791 at rent £115 10s; messuage with lands in Bromihurst, parish Barton upon Irwell, county Lancaster, called the Flathead, Pingle, Greenfield, Broom Croft, High Field, further, Middle and Near Doles, the Meadow, Pasture Field, two Heys, the Carr and the Brundearth or Burnedearth, messuage now in 2 dwellings with orchard, garden etc in Broomihurst called Chadwicks, all in occupation of Edmund Rogerson under 11- year lease from 2 Feb and 1 May 1793, at rent of £100; messuage and lands called Barn Field, House Field, Pit Field, Garden Field, nearer Carr, farther Carr, Further and Near Brick Kiln Fields, nearer and Further Hassock, called the Intake Estate and in Barton upon Irwell, in the occupation of William Derbyshire under 21- year lease from 2 Feb and 1 May 1784 at rent of £40 10s; premises are settled to the use of Harrison until the marriage, then to him for life, then to provide Mary with security of £200 for her jointure in lieu of dower (further detail)
Examined 9 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 702  1808

Contents:
Copy of will of John Harrison of Derby gentleman dated 21 December 1807: to wife Mary £250 and £250 in furniture, plate and linen or in money; 2 messuages in Bromihurst in Barton upon Irwell, county Lancaster, in the occupation of Edmund Rogerson, messuage with lands called Intake or Moor side Estate late in occupation of Thomas Raingill now of Joseph Woodall, messuage called Rawson's with closes near Crofts Bank in Barton upon Irwell in the occupation of John Moore, fee farm rent of 10 guineas out of messuage near Crofts Bank in occupation of John Carrington, to son John; also books and papers relating to testator's profession; requests wife to give up her jointure and to accept legacies above and provision below instead; messuage in the Wardwick, parish of St Werburgh, Derby, other messuages, lands etc in parish St Werburgh and in Littleover, and in Aston upon Trent to trustees to sell in order to discharge debts, pay wife's legacies, and pay brother in law George Almond and son John Harrison £6,000 to invest to provide £200 per annum for testator's wife and on her death to divide the £6,000 equally between 3 daughters, Ann Stanton, Juliana and Mary Harrison, and the trustees for sale to pay out of the sale £1,500 each to Juliana and Mary to make their fortunes equal with Ann's. Executors are wife Mary, son John, son in law James Stanton and brother in law John Swift Saxelbye.
Probate dated 23 June 1808

[no title]  D 779B/T 703  1808

Contents:
Agreement for sale by 1. John Harrison of Derby gentleman of 2 closes in Aston called the Moor Close containing 11 acres 26p and the Water Rindles 7 acres 3r 14p, to 2. William Hickingbotham of Weston gentleman for which 2. will pay £65 per acre for Moor Close and £70 per acre for Water Rindles
Dated 14 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 704  1809


Related information: see D 779B/T 701

Contents:
Copy of release of jointure dated 25 March 1809 by Mary Harrison of Derby widow of John gentleman, charged on premises as in her marriage settlement

[no title]  D 779B/T 705, 706  1809

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. James Staton of Thelwall, county Chester esquire and John Swift Saxelbye of Derby gentleman, devisees in trust of the last will of John Harrison late of Derby gentleman deceased and 2. John Harrison of Derby gentleman, eldest son and heir of deceased John Harrison to 3. William Hickinbotham of Aston farmer, for £4,257 of premises as in D 779B/T 698-9 but in the tenure of Jacob Botham and excluding the Meadow Closes
Dated 4, 5 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 707  1809

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage term to attend the inheritance of premises as in D 779B/T 705-6, with reference to mortgage of 1780 (see D 779B/T 688-9) and later deeds
Dated 5 April

Deeds of the Upper and Lower Cramlands and the Hunckley Stile in Aston purchased by William Hickinbotham in 1811  D 779B/T 708-724  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 708-712  1811

Contents:
Copies of deeds examined 4 July

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 708

Contents:
Copy of mortgage dated 23 November 1717 by 1. John Williamson the elder of Weston yeoman and John his son and heir to 2. John Gery Doctor of Laws and Archdeacon of Bucks (sic) for £120 of messuage and cottage in Aston and 1½ yard land of arable in the fields of Aston, in the tenure of Thomas Ward

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 709

Contents:
Copy of further charge dated 28 January 1718/19 of £80 on same premises and made between same persons as in D 779B/T 708

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 710

Contents:
Copy of assignment dated 2 April 1723 of mortgage of 1717 (D 779B/T 708) by Joseph Smith of Corley, county Warwick gentleman the executor of Dr John Gery's will, to John Wright of Aston yeoman

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 711

Contents:
Copy of post nuptial settlement by lease and release in trust dated 24, 25 February 1725/6 of John Meakin alias Williamson of Aston yeoman and wife Mary, made between 1. John and Mary Meakin alias Williamson and 2. Joseph Bostock of Weston yeoman and Samual Mather of Aston cordwainer of messuage and cottage in tenures of Edward Meakin alias Williamson, Gervase Sheldon and Robert Clifford, 1½ yardland of arable in tenures of Edward Meakin alias Williamson and Gervase Sheldon

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 712

Contents:
Copy of assignment dated 25 February 1725/6 of mortgage term by John Wright of Aston yeoman, in consideration of £200 paid him by John Meakin alias Williamson, the money due on mortgage of 1717 (D 779B/T 708), to Jacob Botham of Weston husbandman in trust to attend upon the purposes of settlement (D 779B/T 711)

[no title]  D 779B/T 713  undated

Contents:
Copy of will dated 13 May 1741 of John Williamson of Aston yeoman, making brothers Thomas and Benjamin his executors and guardians of his children; giving to Mary his daughter £300 at 21, the money meanwhile to be invested and the interest used for her maintenance; goods to be sold to pay debts, maintain son John until 21, and what can be spared, to be put out at interest for John's better education, residue to be paid him at 21; if either child dies, the other to have his or her share of Williamson's personal estate

[no title]  D 779B/T 714  undated

Contents:
Copy of grant of administration of goods dated 26 April 1751 of John William late of Aston yeoman to son John, his executors having renounced their right of probate

[no title]  D 779B/T 715  [1762]

Contents:
Final concord relating to deed to declare uses of fine below
Dated St Martin 3 GIII

[no title]  D 779B/T 716  1811

Contents:
Copy of deed dated 28 January 1763 to declare the uses of a fine levied to William Wild of Aston yeoman, by 1. Mary Meakin alias Williamson of Normanton near Derby, widow of John Meakin alias Williamson late of Aston yeoman and 2. John of Normanton, only son of deceased John and Mary Meakin alias Williamson, concerning 2 messuages in possessions of Jacob Botham and William Foster, close of meadow and pasture called the Horse Doles containing 9 acres, 2 closes of meadow or pasture land called Home Closes 9 acres, several pieces of arable in the Cross Field 27 acres, lately inclosed, all in possession of Jacob Botham, and all premises in Aston, which were declared to be to the successive uses of 1. for her life, 2. for his life, Gervase son of Gervase Bancroft of Normanton yeoman, nephew of 2., and his heirs, and Thomas Meakin alias Williamson of Diseworth, county Leicester, yeoman and Benjamin Meakin alias Williamson of Ockbrook yeoman jointly
Examined 4 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 717  undated

Contents:
Extract from "the Aston Award" as it relates to allotments thereby made to Mary Williamson, award dated 22 March 1763. Refers to parcel of land in Crossfield containing 27 acres 39p and parcel of land in Nether Field adjoining containing 9 acres 1r 13p together 36 acres 2r 12p

[no title]  D 779B/T 718  1811

Contents:
Copy of lease and release in trust to sell dated 5, 6 April 1811 made by 1. Benjamin Meakin or Williamson of Spondon yeoman eldest son and heir of Thomas formerly of Diseworth, county Leicester, yeoman deceased, to 2. John Meakin or Williamson of Thurlaston, county Leicester, eldest surviving son and heir of Benjamin formerly of Ockbrook yeoman deceased to 3. William Jeffery Lockett and Bryan Thomas Balguy of Derby gentlemen trustees, reciting deeds of Williamson family back to 1725/6 and the deaths of persons named in the deed to declare uses of a fine, 1763 (see D 779B/T 716) and of members of the family of Benjamin Meakin or Williamson of Ockbrook and that 1. and 2. are now seised of the lands etc below, conveyed to 3. to be sold:- 2 messuages or messuage and cottage in possession of Joseph Botham and William Foster, close of pasture or meadow called Horse Doles containing 9 acres 1r 16p in part of one of the late open fields of Aston called Nether Field and meadow adjoining and allotted to Mary Meakin or Williamson upon inclosure in lieu of part of the 1½ yard land comprised in deed of 1725/6 (see D 779B/T 711) and 2 closes of ancient inclosed meadow or pasture called the Home Closes, according to a late survey including the site of the farmhouse, yard, garden, containing 9 acres 2r 12p, several pieces of arable now divided into three and called the Upper and Lower Cramlands and Hunckley? Hill in part of one of late open fields in Aston called the Cross Field containing 27 acres 2r 26p also allotted to Mary Meakin or Williamson upon inclosure, in lieu of remainder of 1½ yard land above mentioned, all in possession of Joseph Botham or Bottom and in Aston (giving names of former tenants)
Examined 4 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 719  1811

Contents:
Copy of deed dated 6 April 1811 for the levying of a fine in connection with lease and release of 5, 6 April 1811
Examined 23 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 720  [1811]

Contents:
Final concord levied in pursuance of D 779B/T 719
Dated Holy Trinity 51 GIII

[no title]  D 779B/T 721, 722  1811

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Lockett and Balguy as in 1718, trustees for sale 2. Benjamin Meakin of Williamson of Spondon yeoman and as in D 779B/T 718, and 3. John Meakin or Williamson of Thurlaston, county Leicester, yeoman and as in D 779B/T 718 to 4. William Hickinbotham of Weston gentleman, for £1,936 7s 6d, of closes called the Upper and Lower Cramlands and Hunckley Stile lying in part of the late open fields in Aston called the Cross Field, and containing 27 acres 2r 26p, awarded to Mary Meakin or Williamson widow upon inclosure, now in the possession of Joseph Botham (naming former tenants)
Dated 23, 24 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 723  1811

Contents:
Covenant for the production of title deeds by 1. James Sutton of Shardlow gentleman to 2. William Hickinbotham of Weston gentleman relating to lands of which Sutton had become the largest purchaser, with schedule of deeds dated 1648-1811
Dated 24 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 724  1811

Contents:
Assignment of term of 500 years to attend the inheritance made between 1. Joseph Botham of Aston farmer, executor of will of Jacob Botham formerly of Aston farmer his father, who was executor of Jacob Botham formerly of Aston farmer, Joseph's grandfather 2. Benjamin Meakin alias Williamson of Spondon yeoman and John Meakin alias Williamson of Thurlaston, county Leicester, yeoman 3. Lockett and Balguy as in D 779B/T 718 4. William Hickinbotham of Weston gentleman and 5. Francis Radford of Derby butcher, by which Botham assigned to Radford in trust for Hickinbotham, the 500 year term created in D 779B/T 708 (now vested in Botham)
Dated 24 June

E A Holden's purchase of properties in D 779B/T 667-724  D 779B/T 725-736  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 725  1832

Contents:
Particulars and conditions of sale of the premises, to be sold by auction by Mr Brearley at the White Hart Inn, Aston, on 8 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 726-732  1832-3

Contents:
Bundle of abstracts of title of the trustees of the late William Hickinbotham together with related papers including:

[no title]  D 779B/T 726  1832

Contents:
Abstract of title to messuage and homestead and 5 closes called Top of the Hill, Galloway, Dark Stile, Stable and Far Closes (1720-1832) with opinion, 31 December 1832
Bundle of abstracts of title of the trustees of the late William Hickinbotham together with related papers including:

[no title]  D 779B/T 727  undated

Contents:
Abstract of title to Upper and Lower Cramlands and Hunckley Stile (1648-1811)

[no title]  D 779B/T 728  undated

Contents:
Abstract of title to Water Furrows Doles and the Flagg or Flaggy Leys (1763-1803)

[no title]  D 779B/T 730  1833

Contents:
Memorandum concerning payment of purchase money, amount paid per acre, 23 January 1833

[no title]  D 779B/T 731  1833

Contents:
Valuation of growing timber on the estate purchased by E A Holden from Hickinbotham's trustees and survey of the estate ie acreage with amount at £65 per acre, by John Bromley, Derby 2 April 1833

[no title]  D 779B/T 733-734  1833

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. William Sale of Barrow upon Trent gentleman, Joseph Botham of Aston farmer and William Hickinbotham of Stapleford, county Nottingham, farmer, devisees in trust and executors of William Hickinbotham late of Aston farmer and 2. Elizabeth his widow of Aston to 3. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire for £5,900 of messuage with buildings, homestead, croft adjoining, together 1 acre 2r 13p, 5 closes adjoining together called Top of the Hill Close containing 10 acres 3r 29p, Galloway Close 8 acres 2r 2p, Dank Stile Close 7 acres 2r 21p, Stable Close 9 acres 2r 10p and Far Close 7 acres, before inclosure part of Alderslade Field and allotted to Sarah Cowlishaw widow on inclosure as one piece containing 43 acres 2r 22p, closes divided into 3 called Upper and Lower Cramlands and Hinckley Stile, before inclosure part of the Cross Field containing 27 acres but now occupied as 4 closes called the two Cram Lands and the two Hinckleys, according to a late survey containing 28 acres, now in the tenure of William Henry Hickinbotham, 3 closes adjoining formerly called Water Furrow Doles or Water Furrows East and Water Furrows West Closes and the Flagg or Flaggy Leys Close, together 15 acres 2r 36p and in tenure of William Henry Hickinbotham (giving names of earlier tenants of some of the property) includes recital of part of William Hickinbotham's will
Dated 1, 2 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 735  1833

Contents:
Assignment of term made between 1. Francis Radford formerly of Derby butcher but now of Breadsall farmer 2. Sale, Botham and Hickinbotham as in D 779B/T 733-4, 3. Elizabeth Hickinbotham of Aston widow and residuary legatee of William Hickinbotham 4. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire and 5. William Legh Clowes of Park Hill esquire by which the term of 500 years created in mortgage of 1717 (see D 779B/T 708) and now vested in Radford as William Hickinbotham's trustee was conveyed, in so far as it related to the Cram Lands and Hinckley Stile, to Clowes in trust for Holden
Dated 2 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 736  1833

Contents:
Assignment of term made between 1. Sarah Ward of London widow of Edward Ward formerly of Derby gentleman and parties 2., 3., 4. and 5. as in D 779B/T 735 by which Ward assigned messuage and closes for remainder of term assigned to Edward Ward in 1809 (D 779B/T 707) as William Hickinbotham's trustee, to Clowes in trust for Holden.
Dated 2 January

Messuages in Aston purchased by E A Holden  D 779B/T 737-750  (1763-1833)

[no title]  D 779B/T 737-738  1763

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Joseph Sikes of Newark upon Trent, county Nottingham esquire to 2. Robert Clark of Derby gentleman for £100 of messuage, orchard and homestead adjoining in Aston late in the possession of Thomas Hickinbotham but now of John Clark
Dated 13, 14 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 739  1763

Contents:
Bond for the indemnification of Robert Clark as in D 779B/T 737-8 against claim of Joseph Sikes' wife Jane to dower in premises as in D 779B/T 737-8
Dated 14 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 740  1780-1782

Contents:
Probate of will and will of Robert Clark of Aston gentleman aged 89: many small bequests to members of family and one larger bequest to niece Mary Stretton in Derby; to William Stretton junior biggest silver cup and to Robert Stretton little silver cup and biggest silver spoon; to William and Robert Streton both of Derby 20 books out of testator's library such as their father shall choose for their use; to nephew William Clark in Aston and wife Lucy all freehold estate in Aston which testator bought of Joseph Sikes with household goods and wearing apparel on condition of paying small sums of money to 3 named persons. Any money left over to Mary Stretton niece of Derby to be paid amongst Robert Clark's relations where she thinks it most needful. William Stretton of Derby and William Clark in Aston are named executors.
Will made 28 March 1780, probate 16 April 1782

[no title]  D 779B/T 741-742  1796

Contents:
Mortgage by lease and release by 1. Lucy Clarke of Aston widow of William late of Aston shoemaker, both devisees in fee named in the will of Robert Clarke of Derby later of Aston deceased to 2. William Kirkman butler to Sir Robert Wilmot of Chaddesden Bart. for £150 of messuage with outbuildings, garden, orchard, together about 1 acre, in the occupation of Lucy Clarke, messuage in occupation of Thomas Birkin, messuage and garden in occupation of John Clifford, messuage and garden in occupation of Robert Spray, messuage with garden in the occupation of William Roberts all of which are situate together or near to each other in Aston, and were late the state of Robert Clarke deceased and one of the messuages and the land whereon all the other of the said messuages now stand were purchased by him from Josph Sikes esquire
Dated 28, 29 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 743-744  1797

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Lucy Clarke now or late of Aston widow as in D 779B/T 741-742 to 2. John and William Smedley both of Aston wheelwrights and carpenters, for £204 and £150 which the Smedleys will pay Kirkman as in D 779B/T 741-2, making £354, of premises as in D 779B/T 741-2, except that the first messuage is said to be late in the occupation of Lucy Clarke but now of ----------
Dated 4, 5 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 745-746  1798

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. William Kirkman butler to Sir Robert Wilmot of Chaddesden Bart to 2. John and William Smedley both of Aston wheelwrights for £150 in discharge of mortgage of 1796 (see D 779B/T 741-2) of premises as in D 779B/T 741-742 except that the first messuage is described as late in the occupation of Lucy Clarke
Dated 30, 31 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 747  1833

Contents:
Particulars and conditions for sale by auction at the house of Mrs Whitmore, the Coach and Horses at Aston, on 1 June 1833, of 4 messuages in the possessions of James Barton, John Astle, Charles Healey and James Adams, messuage with garden etc containing 1 acre or 16p in the possession of John Smedley, a close on the south west side by the public highway leading from Aston to Chellaston containing 6 acres 2r 0p lately occupied by William Horobin, now by John Smedley

[no title]  D 779B/T 748  1833

Contents:
Abstract of title of the devisees in trust of Messrs John and William Smedley deceased, including wills of John and William, 1822 (1763-1822)

[no title]  D 779B/T 749-750  1835

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. William Whiston of Derby and James Clifford of Shardlow gentlemen devisees in trust of William Smedley of Aston wheelwright and his borther John to 2. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire for £400 of messuage with outbuildings, garden, orchard, together l acre 16p, heretofore in the occupation of Lucy Clarke but since of John Smedley, messuage heretofore in the occupation of Thomas Birkin but now of John Astle, the messuage and garden heretofore in the occupation of John Clifford but now of --------, messuage with garden heretofore in the occupation of Robert Spray but now of ---------- and messuage with garden heretofore in the occupation of William Roberts but now of -------
Dated 3, 4 October

Deeds of Garner's Farm (a messuage and 3 closes) in Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in 1834  D 779B/T 751-780  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 751  1806

Contents:
Feoffment made between 1. Jonathan Bostock of Weston farmer only son and heir at law of Joseph Bostock late of Weston farmer deceased and a devisee in fee simple of premises conveyed below 2. Joseph Spor of Foremark farmer and Sarah his wife formerly Sarah Bostock spinster and Mary Massey of Swarkestone widow, formerly Mary Bostock spinster, executrix of John Massey of Swarkestone farmer deceased 3. Richard Jowett of Aston butcher and 4. Joseph Garner of Weston farmer and his trustee Stephen Dumelow of Weston yeoman whereby for £1,600 paid by Garner and 10s by Dumelow to Bostock, the latter conveyed messuage with outbuildings, homestead etc containing 2 acres 1r 34p, closes (number not specified) called containing 18 acres 1r 2p in Aston, late in the tenure of Samuel Storer, on the inclosure of the open fields in Aston allotted to Joseph Bostock deceased in lieu of part of an estate by him and by Jonathan Bostock deceased purchased from Elizabeth, John and Joseph Burton. With schedule of deeds 1675/6-1783
Dated 25 March
Endorsed with livery of seisin by Charles Clarke of Quarndon gentleman

[no title]  D 779B/T 752  1806

Contents:
Copy of release dated 7 January 1675/6 by 1. David Jackson of Derby maltster to 2. Francis Gough alias Gaigh and Richard Gough alias Gaigh of Aston yeomen for £259 15s of messuage, farm or tenement in Aston, the inheritance of David formerly purchased by Henry Jackson his father deceased from Sir John Harpur of Swarkestone and theretofore in the possession of Francis and Margaret Gough alias Gaigh, both deceased, parents of Francis and Richard, and then in tenure of Francis and Richard
Examined 16 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 753  undated

Contents:
[Copy of] Copy of will of Richard Goffe of Aston yeoman dated 1 March 1684/5: to brother Thomas £10; to Mary, daughter of brother Thomas £20; to Goffe's man Samuel Clarke -; house and lands in Aston to 'cousin' Eliza Goffe daughter of brother John Goffe, and to her heirs for ever, with remainder to heirs of brother Thomas; rest of goods and chattels to the said Elizabeth (sic) Goffe to pay debts and legacies; she is named executrix. First copy examined 28 March 1719/20

[no title]  D 779B/T 754-755  1806

Contents:
Copy of mortgage by lease and release dated 18, 19 March 1714/15 by 1. John Burton of Bulcote, county Nottingham, yeoman and Elizabeth his wife to 2. Henry Richards of East Bridgford, county Nottingham, ironmonger for £100 of messuage, farm or tenement in Aston late in tenure of Francis and Margaret Gough alias Gaigh, now of Mary Farebrother widow
Examined 16 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 756-757  1806

Contents:
Copy of assignment dated 29, 30 July 1726 of mortgage by lease and release by 1. Thomas Cotes of Nottingham gentleman, Elizabeth his wife a daughter and co-heir of Henry Richards late of East Bridgford, county Nottingham, ironmonger deceased, and John Burton of Bagthorpe, county Nottingham, yeoman and Elizabeth his wife to 2. Elizabeth Hickling of Nottingham widow for £210 paid to Cotes and his wife and £10 to Burton and his wife, of premises as in D 779B/T 754-5, but in the occupation of Joseph Adams, reciting mortgage of 18, 19 March 1714/5 and further charge on premises of £25, that Richards the mortgagee died leaving his 3 daughters his co-heiresses, who settled the mortgaged premises 'to' Elizabeth Richards spinster now Elizabeth wife of Thomas Cotes; further charge of £55 lent by Elizabeth Richards, making a total of £210 now due (principal and interest)
Examined 16 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 758-759  1806

Contents:
Copies of lease and release dated 1, 2 May 1733 to make a tenant to the precipe and deed to lead the uses of a recovery made between 1. Elizabeth Hickling of Nottingham widow 2. Elizabeth Burton of Bagthorpe, county Nottingham widow and John her son and heir 3. Orlando Hamlyn of St Clement Danes, Middlesex gentleman and 4. Jonathan Bostock of Weston yeoman, whereby for £246 paid to 1. at 2.'s direction, by 4. for principal and interest of a mortgage and for a further £24 paid to 2. by 4. and for 5s paid by 3. to 1. and 2., a messuage farm or tenement in Aston heretofore in the tenure of Francis and Margaret Gough, then of Mary Fairebrother, now of Joseph Adams were conveyed by 1. and 2. to 3. to be a tenant to the precipe for suffering a recovery to the use of Bostock (party 4)
Examined 16 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 760  undated

Contents:
Copy of exemplification of recovery dated 13 June 7 GII [1733] relating to a messuage, 24 acres land, 3 acres meadow, 4 acres pasture and common of pasture, as in D 779B/T 757-8

[no title]  D 779B/T 761-2  1806

Contents:
Copies of lease and release dated 19, 20 January 1711/12 by 1. John Pryor of Aston yeoman and Frances his wife and 2. Leonard Fosbrooke of Shardlow ent, to 3. Joseph Burton of Derby whittawer for £213 paid to Pryor and 5s to Fosbrooke, of several pieces of meadow or pasture ground and beast pastures and several pieces of arable land dispersed in fields belonging to Aston containing 27 acres and 50 sheep pastures in liberty of Aston (the properties are described in detail) mentioning John deceased, father of John Pryor and Nicholas deceased, grandfather of latter John
Examined 16 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 763, 764  1806

Contents:
Copies of lease and release dated 27, 28 March 1735 by 1. Joseph Burton of Derby whittawer to 2. Joseph Bostock of Weston yeoman for £230 of several pieces of meadow or pasture ground and beast gates in Aston (described in detail), several pieces of arable lying dispersed in fields in Aston containing 27 acres, 50 sheep pastures through the common pastures, fields and commonable places in Aston, all in the tenure of Hugh Gascoigne and reputed to be one yardland and conveyed to Joseph Burton by John Pryor of Aston yeoman and Frances his wife and Leonard Fosbrooke of Shardlow gentleman on 19, 20 Jan 10 Anne [1712]
Examined 16 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 765  1806

Contents:
Abstract of title of Jonathan Bostock to a messuage and lands in Aston (1675/6-1779)

[no title]  D 779B/T 766, 767  1828

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. John and James Cowlishaw of Shardlow merchants, devisees in trust for sale and executors named in the will of Joseph Garner late of Aston farmer deceased, with the consent of 3. Elizabeth Garner of Weston widow devisee for life named in the will of Joseph Garner and 3. Mary, John, Stephen and Joseph Garner niece and nephews of Joseph deceased (further details given) and residuary legatees named in his will to 4. Robert Garner of Aston farmer another of Joseph's nephews and 5. his trustee William Whiston the younger of Derby gentleman reciting in part Joseph Garner's will dated 28 October 1825
By which he gave his brother Robert an annuity of £30 for life in case he should not survive his sister in law Elizabeth Garner, charged on premises which were given in the will to Elizabeth Garner for life then to the Cowlishaws in trust to sell, that Joseph Garner died 13 February 1826, and that parties 2. and 3. wished to sell the premises concerned and witnessing that for £2,800 1. with consent of 2. and 3. sold to 4. and 5. his trustee messuage with outbuildings, garden, homestead containing 2 acres 1r 34p and closes called First, Middle and Top Closes containing 18 acres 1r 2p
In Aston, purchased by Joseph Garner from Jonathan Bostock of Weston farmer, formerly in the occupation of Samuel Storer, late of Joseph Garner deceased, now of Robert Garner (4. above)
17, 18 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 768  1828

Contents:
Bond by John and James Cowlishaw of Shardlow merchants and Elizabeth Garner of Weston widow to Robert Garner of Aston farmer in £2,600 to indemnify Robert Garner against payment of annuity of £30 charged on a messuage and lands at Aston by Joseph Garner in his will (as in lease and release above) and against payment of legacies bequeathed in the will.
18 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 769, 770  1828

Contents:
Mortgage by lease and release by 1. Robert Garner of Aston farmer to 2. John and James Cowlishaw of Shardlow merchants for £1,400 of premises as in D 779B/T 765
Dated 21, 22 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 771  1833

Contents:
Conveyance by 1. Robert Garner of Aston farmer to 2. John Garner of Weston farmer, Robert's brother and 3. William Whiston the younger of Derby gentleman John's trustee, for the love Robert has for John, and for John's advancement and for 10s of premises as in D 779B/T 765 subject to the payment of £1,400 due to John and James Cowlishaw under mortgage of 21, 22 April 1828 (see D 779B/T 769-770) and bargain and sale likewise of household goods, furniture etc farming stock and implements of husbandry, money and securities for money etc and all goods, chattels, cattle etc and covenant by John to pay the £1,400 as above, Robert's debts, and to provide Robert with meat, drink, washing, lodging, wearing apparel and other necessaries suitable to his situation in life.
Dated 19 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 772, 773  1833

Contents:
Mortgage by lease and release by 1. Robert Garner of Aston farmer to 2. William Whiston of Derby gentleman for £600 of premises as in D 779B/T 769, 770
Dated 3, 4 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 774  1833-4

Contents:
Particulars and conditions of sale by auction of messuage with homestead or croft, garden, orchard, carriage house, stable etc containing 2 acres 1r 34p at Aston in the possession of Robert Garner the owner, and First, Middle and Top Closes containing 18 acres 1r 2p, to be sold by Mr Brearey at the house of Mrs Whitmore, the Coach and Horses at Aston on 12 June 1833. With memorandum of agreement between Robert Garner and William Harding of Derby gentleman the purchaser by private contract of the premises for £2,800, 14 June 1833, and memorandum endorsed that Harding neglected to complete the purchase and absconded from Derby, Garner advertised the premises for sale by auction 14 February last, there were no bidders and on 4 March Garner sold the property by private contract to John Curzon of Derby gentleman as agent for Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire 25 March 1834

[no title]  D 779B/T 775  1834

Contents:
Pinned to above is printed advertisement for sale by auction of same premises to be sold by Eyre and Son at the house of Mr Hoone, the King's Head Inn, Derby, on 14 February. Printed 7 Feb 1834 by William Bretnor, 5 St Petet's (sic) Street, Derby

[no title]  D 779B/T 776  1834

Contents:
Particulars and conditions of sale by auction of premises as above in D 779B/T 774 with memorandum of agreement between Robert Garner and John Curzon of Derby gentleman as agent for Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire, for purchase by private contract of the property for £2,400
Dated 4 March

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 777

Contents:
Copy of D 779B/T 776

[no title]  D 779B/T 778  1834

Contents:
Abstract of title of Robert Garner to estate in Aston (1806-1833)

[no title]  D 779B/T 779, 780  1834


Related information: see D 779B/T 771

Contents:
Lease and release made between 1. Robert Garner of Aston, farmer 2. William Whiston the younger of Derby gentleman. 3. John Garner of Weston farmer 4. William Whiston the younger of Derby gentleman (sic) 5. John and James Cowlishaw of Aston gentlemen. 6. William Whiston the elder of Derby gentleman and 7. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston Hall, Aston esquire by which for £1,400 paid by Holden to the Cowlishaws at the request of Robert Garner and John Garner, £600 paid by Holden to William Whiston the younger at the request of Robert and John Garner (both sums in discharge of mortgages) and £400 paid by Holden to Robert Garner at the request of John Garner, in all £2,400, William Whiston the younger, William Whiston the elder, and the Cowlishaws at the request of John and Robert Garner, and Robert and John Garner conveyed to Holden messuage with outbuildings, garden and homestead containing 2 acres 1r 34p and 3 closes called First, Middle and Top closes, together 18 acres 1r 2p in Aston, late in possession of Joseph Garner deceased but now late of Robert Garner and for 10s paid to Robert by John Garner and in consideration of John Garner's release above, Robert released John of the covenant and agreement for John to pay £1,400 to the Cowlishaws, to pay Robert 's debts and to provide him with food etc
Dated 1, 2 April

Bundle of deeds concerning messuage and closes in Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in January 1838 from Joseph Botham, who had acquired them by devise from his father Jacob in 1800 and by purchase from Mary Brownhill in 1813 and John Prior in 1814  D 779B/T 781-817  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 781  1800

Contents:
Probate and copy of will of Jacob Botham of Aston farmer: dwellinghouse at Aston now in the possession of son in law Thomas Whitehead with appurtenances belonging which he occupies therewith, particularly the use of the draw well in the yard adjoining the house in common with the owner and occupiers of Botham's other houses in the same yard, to daughter Frances Whitehead, wife of Thomas; the residue of messuages, cottages, and closes at Aston (except estate at Willoughby on the Wolds which will descend to Jacob's eldest son William Botham) to youngest son Joseph subject to payment of legacies if Jacob's personal estate is insufficient to pay them, his debts etc.; to son William £5, son Jacob £50 and is released from paying money he owes his father, son Thomas £120, daughters Mary Orchard, Elizabeth Leedham and Sarah Cowley £60 each, Frances Whitehead £30 and daughter Ann Smith 5 guineas, grandsons William, Thomas, Jacob and John sons of son Thomas £5 each; household goods, animals, crops, implements of husbandry to son Joseph, who is named executor
Will 2 August, probate 14 Oct

[no title]  D 779B/T 782  1793

Contents:
Settlement by (lease, missing, and) release to uses made between 1. William Brownhill of Aston yeoman 2. Thomas Brownhill of Wollaton, county Nottingham, wheelwright, youngest son of William 3. Richard Young of Loughborough, county Leicester, fellmonger and Thomas Heywood of Weston farmer and 4. Abraham Burton and George Moorely both of Aston farmers, by which for £30 paid by Thomas to William Brownhill, William conveyed to Young and Heywood a messuage, outbuildings, toft or homestead, yards, gardens etc containing about one acre and Moor Close, 3 acres 11p, all in William's occupation and in Aston, and tithes of premises, in trust for William and wife Mary for their lives, then to Burton and Moorely for 300 years, then to Young and Heywood for the life of Thomas Brownhill to support contingent uses, then to Mary, Thomas's wife, then their children, with final remainder to William Brownhill, his heirs and assigns for ever, and as to the 300- year term, that Burton and Moorely shall after the deaths of William and Mary Brownhill raise £55 (£30 for Thomas Brownhill, £10 for Catherine Astle great granddaughter of Wiliam Brownhill and £5 each for William, Mary and Sarah Astle, 3 of William's greatgrandchildren); Thomas Brownhill covenanted to pay William and Mary for their lives and the longest liver of them £5 annually
Dated 31 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 783  1804

Contents:
Copy of marriage settlement dated 9 April 1703 by (lease, not copied, and) release made between 1. Robert Hill of Weston yeoman and Anne Hill one of his daughters 2. Robert Brownhill of Aston yeoman and Joseph his son and heir and 3. William Cowlishaw of Aston yeoman and John Roberts of Melbourne yeoman, by which in consideration of marriage between Anne Hill and Joseph Brownhill and for £40 paid by Robert Brownhill to Robert Hill, half yardland in the fields of Aston (described in great detail, naming fields, neighbours, acreages) was conveyed by Robert Hill to Cowlishaw and Roberts to the successive uses of Robert Hill and heirs until the marriage, Robert Hill for life, Joseph Botham and Anne his wife for their lives, their heirs, Robert Erpe son of Thomas Erpe of Melbourne yeoman and his heirs and assigns for ever, and Hill allowed Joseph to dwell with him after the marriage and agreed that the farm he now enjoys under Robert Wilmot esquire shall be held and managed jointly between them and the goods, chattels, implements of husbandry, corn, grain now growing on the premises were declared to be as well the goods of Joseph Botham as of Robert Hill to be used jointly and each shall be able to bequeath his half of the goods, chattels etc
Copy examined 15 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 784-785  1813

Contents:
Lease and release made between 1. Mary Brownhill of Loughborough, county Leicester, widow of Thomas late of Wollaton, county Nottingham, wheelwright 2. William Cooper of Loughborough butcher and Mary his wife nee Brownhill 3. Joseph Botham of Aston farmer 4. William Jeffrey Lockett of Derby gentleman and 5. William Hickinbotham of Weston farmer, whereby for £535, parties 1. and 2. conveyed messuage with outbuildings, croft or homestead, yard, garden etc in Aston containing 1 acre, late in the tenure of William Brownhill but now of William Astle and the Moor Close, 3 acres 11p, some time since in the tenure of William Jowett but now of William Astle, in Aston, and tithes of the premises, to Botham and to Lockett in trust for Botham, covenanting to levy a fine to Botham, with covenant by Hickinbotham to produce for Botham deeds in schedule relating to the premises and to other property of greater value owned by Hickinbotham. Schedule of deeds 1694-1774 (for originals of some of them see D 779B/T 667-675)
Dated 5, 6 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 786-787  [1813]

Contents:
Both parts of final concord levied in pursuance of D 779B/T 785
Dated Easter 53 GIII

[no title]  D 779B/T 788  1814

Contents:
Attested copy of the will of John Prior of Aston: to Robert Holden of Weston clerk and brother in law Elias Simpson of Lubsthorpe, county Leicester, all properties in Aston and elsewhere and personal estate in trust by mortgage or sale, to pay debts, then to levy out of the estate £30 for son Benjamin at age 22, £20 for any child his wife may have conceived, payable at age 22, to son John 5s. immediately and if wife has no more children £20 more for Benjamin; to wife remainder of estate for the education of the children until son John is 24, then John is to have half the cottages and lands etc in Aston, testator's wife the other half for life, her half to go to John the son at her death (Will 10 March 1718/19, proved 7 Apr 1719)
Copy 14 Dec

[no title]  D 779B/T 789  1814

Contents:
Attested copy of the will of John Prior of Aston: to children Frances Prior £500, Elizabeth Sutton £25, Mary Prior £500 and Thomas £500, grandchildren John, Thomas, Mary and William Sutton £25 a piece at age 21, to son Thomas all real estate at Castle Donington, county Leicester, purchased by testator from Charles Greaves; to wife Elizabeth half estate at Aston for life provided she remains a widow, if she remarries annuity of £25; half real estate at Aston and Elizabeth's half if she remarries or after her death to son John and his heirs, with remainders to Thomas and his heirs, and the right heirs of testator; residue of personal estate to wife Elizabeth and son John, who are named executors (Will 14 December 1769, proved 11 October 1774)
Copy 15 Dec

[no title]  D 779B/T 790  undated

Contents:
Copy of letters of administration granted to Catherine Prior of Desford, county Leicester, widow of John Prior late of same place gentleman, of goods etc of her husband who died intestate, on 2 February 1803
Copy not dated

[no title]  D 779B/T 791,792  1814

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Thomas Prior of Desford, county Leicester gentleman eldest son and heir of John Prior of Desford gentleman deceased intestate who was eldest son and heir of John Prior late of Aston farmer deceased and a devisee in fee tail of his will to 2. Joseph Botham of Aston farmer and William Jeffery Lockett of Derby gentleman for £1,500 of messuage, the Homestead, Clay Pitts and the Top Close (apparently the same as Foss Close) as in D 779B/T 793
Dated 27, 28 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 793  1815

Contents:
Attested copy of release dated 12 November 1814 to make a tenant to the precipe for the suffering of a recovery and to declare the uses of the recovery, made between 1. Catherine Prior of Desford, county Leicester widow of John Prior late of Desford gentleman deceased intestate 2. Thomas Prior of Desford gentleman eldest son and heir of John Prior deceased, who was eldest son and heir of John Prior of Aston deceased and devisee in fee tail under his father's will 3. Samuel Alston of Leicester gentleman and 4. Samuel Miles of Leicester gentleman, for releasing the premises from Catherine's dower and limiting them to the use of Thomas Prior, the premises being messuage with outbuildings, yards, gardens etc in Aston formerly in the occupation of John Prior the grandfather and John Prior the father of Thomas, but now of Mary Botham widow, 2 closes of ancient enclosed land adjoining the messuage and called the Homestead containing 4 acres 1r and the Clay Pitts 2 acres 3p; the Foss Close 5 acres 1r 21p which was awarded at the inclosure of open fields at Aston in 1763 to John Prior the grandfather as parcel of land in Alderslade field containing 5 acres 1r 5p; 5 closes with barn and stable on them called Barn Close, Great Sage Leys, Little Sage Leys, Riband Hole Close and Hunger Hill Close together 46 acres 3r 12p, awarded at the inclosure (see above) to John Prior the grandfather as a piece of land in Cross Field containing 45 acres 1r 15p (further detail of awarded lands) all in township of Aston and in tenure of Mary Botham widow and William Bancroft
Dated 28 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 794  1814

Contents:
Extract from common recovery of messuage and 80 acres land and common of pasture in Aston and related to above copy of release. Mich 55 GIII 1814

[no title]  D 779B/T 795  1815

Contents:
Covenant for production of title deeds by 1. Charles Stanhope Earl of Harrington etc to 2. Joseph Botham of Aston farmer, reciting that Thomas Prior of Desford, county Leicester, gentleman has lately sold property in Aston to both Stanhope and Botham, the Earl being the largest purchaser, and the deeds in the schedule relates to the title of both properties. Schedule relates to 1814 deeds only
Dated 9 Nov

[no title]  D 779B/T 796  1816

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 2,000 years by 1. Joseph Botham of Aston farmer and 2. William Jeffery Lockett of Derby gentleman his trustee to 3. William Botham of Hopwell farmer, for £1,432, of premises as in purchase from Prior (D 779B/T 791-2)
Dated 24 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 797  1825

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage by 1. John Annable of 42, West Square, Surrey, gentleman executor of William Botham late of Hopwell farmer deceased, at the request of 2. Joseph Botham of Aston farmer to 3. William Willson of Newcastle under Lyne, county Stafford, gentleman reciting the mortgage of 1816, that £1,057 15s 9d remains unpaid, and for £1,057 15s 9d paid by Willson to Annable and for £942 4s 3d paid by Willson to Botham making £2,000 in all, assigning term in premises as in 1816 (D 779B/T 796)
Dated 1 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 798, 799  1825

Contents:
Lease and release in trust to sell made by 1. Joseph Botham of Aston farmer at the request of 3. William Willson of Newcastle under Lyme, county Stafford, gentleman and by 2. Botham's trustee as in D 779B/T 796 at the request of Botham and Willson to 4. Bryan Thomas Balguy of Derby gentleman of premises as in D 779B/T 791-2 and D 779B/T 784-5 in case default should be made in payment of £2,000 lent by Willson as in assignment dated 1 July 1825, if required by Willson in order to repay him, the surplus to be paid to Botham and Balguy standing seised of any of the premises unsold to satisfy the debt to the use of Botham.
Dated 1, 2 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 800  1837

Contents:
Mortgage by lease and release by 1. Joseph Botham of Aston farmer to 2. Reverend John Hare clerk of Repton for £313 10s (capital £300 and £13 10s arrears of interest), the £300 capital being due on bond to Hare who is not satisfied with the security, of 1) messuage with outbuildings, yards, gardens, orchards belonging, 5 closes in Aston, containing 22 acres in occupation of Joseph Botham and, with the exception of Furs Close devised to him by will of father Jacob, purchased by him from Messrs Brownhill and Prior, and
2) close with 5 cottages and a schoolroom standing thereon and 4 cottages in the occupation of John Bull, Joseph Joines, Mary Groves and Francis Kerry, all in Aston and all of which were devised to Joseph by his father's will, subject to payment of £2,000 and interest due on mortgage to Michael Wilson of Normanton next Derby gentleman of premises 1) and payment of £500 and interest to Jacob Smith of Aston butcher due on mortgage of premises 2) the deeds providing for sale of the premises in default of money, the surplus to be paid to Botham
Dated 30 June, 1 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 801  1837

Contents:
Notice from John Hare clerk to Michael Wilson and Jacob Smith concerning mortgage of 1837 above
Dated 4 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 802  1838

Contents:
Abstract of title of Joseph Botham to an estate at Aston in mortgage to Michael Wilson (1718/19-1832) with request for opinion 1 March 1838, opinion 19 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 803  undated

Contents:
Copy of abstract of title with opinion as D 779B/T 802

[no title]  D 779B/T 804  undated

Contents:
Abstract of settlement made by Michael Willson by lease and release on 12, 13 July 1836: lease and release by 1. Michael Willson to 2. William Morley of Mugginton farmer and Joseph Osborne of Spondon farmer, of certain messuages, lands etc in trust (trusts not extracted) and bargain and sale of principal sums due to Willson upon several mortgages, reciting Willson's desire to settle money not exceeding £6,500 on his daughters Elizabeth wife of John Saint of Derby joiner and Mary wife of William Osborne of Alvaston farmer

[no title]  D 779B/T 805  undated


Related information: (see D 779B/T 800)

Contents:
Abstract of mortgage by Joseph Botham to Reverend John Hare, said to be dated 1, 2 July 1837

[no title]  D 779B/T 806-814  1838, undated

Contents:
Letters and papers concerning E A Holden's purchase of property below, including sketch map of house, Homestead, Clay Pits and Top Close (D 779B/T 814)

[no title]  D 779B/T 815, 816  1838

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Joseph Botham of Aston farmer and Elizabeth his wife 2. Bryan Thomas Balguy of Derby gentleman 3. Stephen Gamble gentleman and Walter Pike stationer, both of Derby, assignees of estate of Balguy, a bankrupt, 4. Michael Willson of Derby gentleman. 5. William Morley of Mugginton farmer and Joseph Osborne of Spondon farmer and 6. Reverend John Hare of Repton clerk to 7. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire for £2,000 paid to Morley and Osborne as trustees under recited deed of 13 July 1836 (see D 779B/T 804) in payment of mortgage dated 1, 2 July 1825 (see D 779B/T 798-9), £313 10s paid to Hare due to him by deeds of 1, 2 July last (sic - see D 779B/T 800) and £86 10s paid to Joseph Botham, the residue of purchase money of £2,400, by Holden, of 1) messuage with cottage, outbuildings, yards, gardens etc containing 2r 36p in Aston, formerly in the occupation of John Prior, after of Thomas Prior and Mary Botham successively and now of Joseph Botham and of Alexander Gaskin, 2 closes of ancient enclosed land adjoining the messuage called the Homestead 4 acres 1r and the Clay Pitts 2 acres 3r and Top Close (formerly Foss Close) 5 acres 3r 21p (referring to inclosure award as in D 779B/T 793), all in township of Aston and formerly in tenure of Mary Botham and William Bancroft successively, now of Joseph Botham 2) messuage with outbuildings now divided into and used as 7 dwellinghouses, croft or homestead, yard, garden etc adjoining in Aston, containing 1 acre, once in tenure of William Brownhill, late of William Astle and now of William Astle, Joseph Thompson, John Porter senior and junior, Edward Saxton, James Fletcher and George Hackett, and Moor Close 3 acres 11p, formerly in tenure of William Jowett, then of William Astle and now of Joseph Botham, and tithes 3) Furrs Close in Aston 2 acres 1r 27p in tenure of Joseph Botham, which was devised to him by his father.
Dated 5, 6 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 817  1838

Contents:
Acknowledgement of release of 6 April above by Elizabeth Botham
Dated 9 April
Paper wrapping for this bundle is labelled to Messrs Sugden, Son and Nephew, 12 & 16 Aldermanbury, London EC from W Gregory & Son, Linen Drapers, Silk Mercers etc, 20 New Street, Huddersfield. Also, Sutton & County London paid [18] 63

Deeds of messuage in Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in November 1838  D 779B/T 818-829  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 818-819  1786

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Thomas Hickinbotham late of Shardlow but now of Newton Heathcote, county Leicester, yeoman and Thomas Haywood of Weston yeoman, devisees in trust of George Redwood late of Aston tailor (reciting in part Redwood's will dated 31 July 1778 and that his wife Sarah is now dead) to 2. John Clarke of Aston tailor, for £105, of messuage with garden in Aston late in possession of George Redwood, now of William Wild, Luke Dummelow, Thomas Bull and William Tomlinson, which messuage was built by George Redwood upon part of the premises purchased by him about 1750 from James Shuttleworth esquire.
Dated 29, 30 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 820  1800

Contents:
Conveyance by 1. Sarah Clarke of Aston widow of John late of Aston tailor to 2. Reverend Charles Holden of Aston for £40 and £5 annuity secured to Sarah Clarke by Holden's bond of even date, of messuage with garden now divided into 4 dwellings in Aston, before in possession of George Redwood and late of Wild, Dummelow, Bull and Tomlinson as in D 779B/T 818-9 but now only two are occupied, by Martha Domelow and Thomas Summerfield, with use of well in yard adjoining to a cottage lately belonging to John Clarke at Aston and in possession of Catherine Clarke and John Gaskin.
Dated 10 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 821, 822  (1716/17-1800)

Contents:
Abstract of title relating to a house purchased by the Reverend Charles Holden October 1800. It shows descent of messuage in Aston from Thomas Taylor of Hemington [county Leicester] yeoman to Robert Taylor of Aston husbandman in 1716/17, from Josh. Taylor of Kings Mills yeoman son and heir of Robert Taylor to James Shuttleworth esquire in 1749/50 and from Shuttleworth to George Redwood of Aston tailor in 1750/1 (1716/7-1800) and copies of receipts for legacies under will of George Redwood (1785-1796).

[no title]  D 779B/T 823  1809

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Reverend Charles Holden of Aston but now of Bath, Somerset, clerk to 2. John Halladay of Aston bricklayer and William Whiston of Derby gentleman, Halladay's trustee, for £80, of messuage with garden in Aston formerly divided into 4 tenements (reciting earlier tenants back to George Redwood) but now used as one dwelling in the possession of John Halladay, with use of well adjoining to a cottage heretofore belonging to John Clarke of Aston tailor deceased and in possession of Catherine Clarke and John Gaskin, but now of Catherine Clarke and Elisha Coxon.
Dated 1, 2 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 824  1820


Related information: See D 779B/T 659 for agreement of exchange between John Halladay and the Reverend Charles Holden.
5 June

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 500 years by 1. John Halladay of Aston bricklayer to 2. William Whiston of Derby gentleman for £80 of premises described as in 1809 (above) except that the messuage is now said to be in the occupation of the Reverend Charles Holden, and the past tenants of the cottage do not include Coxon; the present tenant is John Clarke.
Dated 3 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 825  1822

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 1,000 years by 1. Ann Halladay widow, William and John Halladay bricklayers, all of Aston, to 2. William Whiston of Derby gentleman for £49 of premises as in mortgage of 1820 (except that no tenant is given for the cottage) and of 2 messuages in the possession of William and John Halladay, referring to the will of John Halladay late of Aston bricklayer dated 15 March 1821, leaving the premises to his wife for her life or widowhood, then to his sons William and John.
Dated 9 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 826  (1716/17-1822)

Contents:
Abstract of title to messuages in Aston, late the property of John Halladay deceased (for details 1716/7-1800 see D 779B/T 821).

[no title]  D 779B/T 827  1838

Contents:
Lease and release between 1. and 2. William and John Halladay of Aston bricklayers 3. Joseph Siddell of Weston labourer, administrator of the goods of his late wife Mary Siddell who before marriage was Mary Halladay spinster, a daughter and legatee of will of father John Halladay late of Aston bricklayer 4. Thomas Adams of Aston servant and Maria his wife, before her marriage Maria Halladay a daughter and legatee of John Halladay as above 5. William Whiston of Derby gentleman, 6. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire reciting inter alia that mortgages of 1820 and 1822 have not been paid and that legacies charged upon the premises by John Halladay's will have been paid and witnessing that for effecting D 779B/T 659 and for £80 and £49 paid by Holden to Whiston in discharge of the mortgages, at the request of William and John Halladay and for £11 paid by Holden to William and John Halladay, Whiston and the Halladays released to Holden a messuage in Aston formerly divided into 4 dwellings but lately used as one (giving tenants back to Redwood, though excluding mention of Charles Holden as a tenant) with use of well in yard described as in D 779B/T 823.
Dated 14, 15 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 828  1836

Contents:
With legacy receipt dated 2 August 1836 from Mary Adams nee Maria Halladay, pinned to lease

[no title]  D 779B/T 829  1839

Contents:
Extract from letters of administration of goods of Mary Siddals late of Weston granted to Joseph her husband, 21 August 1830
Dated 15 March

Deeds of 5 houses in Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in 1839  D 779B/T 830-840  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 830  1683

Contents:
Bargain and sale and feoffment by 1. John Wright citizen and beer cooper of London and his wife Anne to 2. John Simpson junior husbandman for £5 of messuage, cottage or tenement in Aston in which Simpson lives, and garden belonging.
Dated 29 November
Endorsed with livery of seisin.

[no title]  D 779B/T 831  [1778]

Contents:
Final concord made between John Dalby plaintiff and William Smedley and Mary his wife and Thomas Dalby and Ann his wife deforciants of a cottage, barn, garden, 1/3 of messuage, orchard, 12 acres land and 5 acres meadow and common of pasture in Aston and Doveridge or Dovebridge. £60.
All Souls 18 GIII

[no title]  D 779B/T 832  1779

Contents:
Deed to declare the uses of a fine made between 1. William Smedley of Aston butcher and Mary his wife and 2. John Dalby of Castle Donington, county Leicester, clerk, reciting that Smedley in 1748 purchased from John Simpson of Aston labourer a cottage on Aston Moor, Aston, and that the title deeds have been mislaid, and that in order to perfect the title to the cottage 1. levied a fine with Thomas Dalby and Ann his wife in Michaelmas Term 18 GIII and witnessing that the fine (as for and concerning the cottage said to be in Aston) is declared to be to the use of any writing of William Smedley and in default thereof, to the use of him, his heirs and assigns for ever.
Dated 4 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 833  1785

Contents:
Covenant to levy a fine and deed to lead the uses, made between 1. Thomas Dakin of Aston blacksmith and Mary his wife (only child and heir at law of William Smedley late of Aston butcher, who died intestate) and 2. Reverend Charles Shuttleworth clerk, rector of Aston, Dakin and his wife covenanting to levy a fine of a messuage in Aston and a piece of meadow ground in Wilne and Shardlow, parish Aston, called Calver or Cover Pleck containing 1½ acres, late in possession of William Smedley but now of Thomas Dakin, all purchased by Smedley of Leonard Fosbrooke esquire, cottage on Aston Moor now in the possession of Thomas Wingfield and purchased by Smedley from John Simpson, and messuage in Spondon, one land, sellion or ley of arable, meadow or pasture ground in common field of Spondon called Borrowash Field, 2 lands of arable containing ½ acre in common field of Spondon called Derby Field, all now in possession of Richard Clifford, with all the estate of William Smedley in Aston and Spondon which descended at his death to Mary Dakin, which fine is to enure to the use of any writing of Thomas and Mary, in default successively to the use of Thomas for life, Mary for life, Thomas's will and the right heirs of Mary.
Dated 30 September

[no title]  D 779B/T 834  1803

Contents:
Probate copy of the will of Mary Daykin of Aston widow of Thomas Daykin: to son Robert, house, yard and garden where she lives with household furniture, Moor Close; to son William, house and garden where Thomas Winfield lives and the house in which Stephen Brown and John Barton now live, the striped bed with furniture belonging thereto, out of Robert's property above; to daughters Sarah Slater and Elizabeth Roberts £5 each out of Robert's property; to son George £20, to daughters Sarah Slater and Elizabeth Roberts and granddaughter Sarah Slater £5 each, out of William's property; son William to be trustee for granddaughter Sarah Slater; sons Robert and William executors.
Will dated 14 April, probate 26 April

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 835


Related information: see D 779B/T 987-8 for mortgage of premises in D 779B/T 836-7 inter alia by William Dakin in 1808.

Contents:
Undated copy of will D 779B/T 834

[no title]  D 779B/T 836  1826

Contents:
Feoffment by 1. William Daykin of Derby blacksmith to 2. George Daykin of Aston schoolmaster and 3. John Spencer of Derby gentleman, a trustee for George to prevent dower, for £80 paid by 2. to 1. and 10s. by 3. to 1. of messuage at Aston Moor, Aston, with garden, orchard etc. and late in the occupation of Thomas Winfield but now of Stephen Brown, to use of George Daykin.
Dated 3 April
Endorsed with livery of seisin.

[no title]  D 779B/T 837  1826

Contents:
Promise by George Daykin to pay William Daykin on demand £60 plus interest at 5%.
Dated 3 April
Endorsed that the title deeds to a house at Aston Moor were delivered to William Daykin as collateral security for payment of the £60.

[no title]  D 779B/T 838  1839

Contents:
Agreement between 1. William Dakin of Aston blacksmith and 2. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire for the purchase by Holden of a house in the possession of Betty Barton consisting of a house place, parlour and chamber, house in the possession of Joseph Moreton consisting of house place and two chambers, house in the possession of Thomas Roberts consisting of houseplace, pantry and 2 chambers, house in possession of James Birkin consisting of house place, pantry, two chambers, garden and privy and house on Aston Moor in possession of George Dakin consisting of house place, parlour, 2 chambers and large garden, all in Aston, for £360 or if George Dakin does not sign the conveyance of the last mentioned house £120 is to be deducted from the purchase money.
Dated 22 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 839  1839

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. George Daykin of Aston schoolmaster and 2. his trustee, John Spencer late of Derby but now of the U.S.A. gentleman, to 3. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire for £120 paid to 1. and 10s. to 2., of messuage, cottage or tenement at Aston Moor with garden, orchard etc. formerly in the occupation of Thomas Winfleet since of Stephen Brown but now of George Daykin, with a covenant from 2. John Spencer that he has done nothing to encumber the estate.
Dated 25, 26 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 840  1839

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. William Daykin of Aston blacksmith to 2. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire for £240 of cottage in possession of Betty Barton, cottage in possession of Joseph Moreton, cottage in possession of Thomas Roberts and cottage in possession of James Birkin, all in Aston, by the will of Mary Daykin of Aston widow of Thomas late of Aston blacksmith, dated 14 April 1803, devised to William as house and garden where Thomas Brown (sic) lived, and house where Stephen Brown and John Barton lived, the cottages in the possession of Roberts and Birkin having been built on some part of the said premises by William Daykin.
Dated 25, 26 November

Deeds and papers of Moor Dyke Close in Aston, purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in December 1841  D 779B/T 841-844  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 841  [undated]

Contents:
Note of acreage of Mr Hickinbotham's close "Including Road".

[no title]  D 779B/T 842  1841

Contents:
Abstract of the title of Mr Thomas Hickinbotham to an estate at Aston (1755 - May 1841). The original deeds are D 779B/T 948 - 958 and Moor Dyke close was a part only of the estate concerned in the abstract of title.

[no title]  D 779B/T 843  1841

Contents:
Conveyance by 1. Thomas Hickinbotham of Aston farmer to 2. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire for £315 12s 6d of close in Aston in a field before the inclosure in Aston called Alderslade Field, and now called Moor Dyke Close, containing 3 acres 25p, in tenure of Jacob Smith, and part of an allotment containing 6 acres 13p. in Alderslade Field on the Moor Dyke Shoot made upon the inclosure to Thomas Hickinbotham deceased, late father of Thomas Hickinbotham farmer above (boundaries of the close are given).
Dated 3 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 844  1841

Contents:
Letter from Ann Radford at Aston, testifying the facts of her brother Thomas Hickinbotham's marriages and children.
Dated 4 December

Documents concerning 2 messuages in Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in 1841  D 779B/T 845-859  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 845-853  Sep-Nov 1841

Contents:
Correspondence concerning conveyance below.

[no title]  D 779B/T 854  undated

Contents:
Copy of will of Samuel Mather: to sister ?Hand Browne £40, sister Elizabeth Hugnall £30, sister Margaret Mather £40, cousin Sarah Johnson £20, cousin Betty Hugnall 2s 6d, poor of this town £40; to sister Mary Johnson house, cottide [cottage] and tenement and to her daughter, and my personal estate, during their lives, then the house to sister ?Hand or Hana Brown or if dead to sister Elizabeth Hugnall and her daughter for their lives, or if dead to William Mather, son of Richard Mather of 'Shardle Moore' and his son if he will call his son Samuel or else the poor of this town may have it, and testator's sisters and their children shall come and live in it after it is fallen to them, or they shall not have it. Executrix, Mary Johnson (18 February 1729/30)

[no title]  D 779B/T 855  [undated]

Contents:
Note concerning descent of a cottage in Aston, which Robert Cantrell of Aston shoemaker sold to Samuel Mather formerly of Draycott shoemaker on 3 April 1663. It was later divided between 2 of Mather's sisters, whose descendants sold their halves to John Locker of Aston (himself descended from Mather) with pedigree.

[no title]  D 779B/T 856  1841

Contents:
Copy of (lease - not copied - and) release by 1. John Locker of Aston labourer to 2. Lovatt Frearson of Aston joiner for £45 of messuage, cottage or tenement in Aston in the possession of Locker, with covenant by 1. to produce on request the deeds in the schedule included in the release, reciting that they relate to other of his property also and it has been agreed that he retain them. Schedule of deeds of 1790 and 1791. Release dated 28 June 1791
Pencilled marginal note that the house conveyed was pulled down and 6 houses built upon the land by Lovatt Frearson.
Copy examined 8 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 857  1841

Contents:
Abstract of the title of William Woodroffe mortgagee to 2 cottages at Aston, 1817 - 1825 includes recital of deeds dividing 10 messuages between the 5 children of Lovat Frearson deceased: 6 of the houses had been built by him on the site of a messuage and land purchased by him of John Locker, 3 on a plot purchased by him with the remaining house, from John Gee. The abstract also includes mortgage of the 2 cottages which were the share of Mary nee Frearson and her husband Henry Watkinson of Loughborough brush manufacturer.
Endorsed 1841

[no title]  D 779B/T 858, 859  1841

Contents:
Drafts of conveyance by 1. William Woodroffe of Costock, county Nottingham, gentleman to 3. Edward Anthony Holden, reciting mortgage which contained provision for Woodroffe to sell the premises on default of payment by Mary and Henry Watkinson (see abstract above), for £85 of 2 messuages at Aston late in the tenure of Thomas Barton and Mr Dilkes, but now of John Barton the elder and John Barton the younger, which were built by Lovatt Frearson deceased on land purchased by him of John Locker, with covenant by 2. ---- Frearson of Aston to produce title deeds on request; these having come into his possession upon the division of Lovatt Frearson's property after his death.

Documents concerning parcel of ground in Wet Close or Scroggy Nook, Aston, purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in 1842.  D 779B/T 860-886  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 860  1820

Contents:
Memorandum of agreement between 1. Reverend Charles Shuttleworth Holden and 2. George Plowright and Mary Hunt, the brother and sister of William Plowright a deaf and dumb man belonging to the parish of Aston, reciting that William is possessed of 2 small messuages or cottages together with a garden in the close called Scroggy Nook near to the garden of Holden and 2. agreeing on behalf of William and on their own account to let the cottages and garden to Holden who agrees to pay rent of £8 5s. for 21 years from Lady Day last.
Dated 2 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 861  1821; 1841; 1821

Contents:
Bond by Reverend Charles Shuttleworth Holden of Aston Hall at Aston to William Plowright also of Aston, in £175, for the payment of £87 10s. to William Plowright, the value of a cottage or cottages now in the possession of Holden, situated in Wet Close in Aston, for which he now pays an annual rent of £8 5s. to William Plowright, reciting that the presumptive heirs to the property are William's brother George and after him a sister, Mary Hunt.
13 September 1821
At foot, receipt for £43 15s. from Edward Holden esquire one share of the £87 10s. signed by Thomas Frearson and Joseph Cross.
Dated 4 May
On the same paper is a ground plan of the cottages and garden giving dimensions in detail and noting mark showing Weston boundary: shows position of cottages and land in relation to garden wall of Aston Hall. Also valuation of the old house (sic) belonging to William Plowright adjoining the Wet Close, detailing materials, certified by William Halladay bricklayer and William Potts carpenter and wheelwright of Aston.
Dated 12 September

[no title]  D 779B/T 862  [undated]

Contents:
Copy of D 779B/T 861.

[no title]  D 779B/T 863  1829

Contents:
Will of Mary Hunt of East Leake, county Nottingham widow: all property at Aston, monies etc to William Blunt Fosbrooke in trust to sell, paying proceeds to her children Elizabeth Lacey, Mary Newham, Sarah Hunt, Ann Hunt and Eliza Hunt; household goods to Fosbrooke to divide the same equally (see D 779B/T 864).
Fosbrooke named executor.
Dated 1 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 864  1833

Contents:
Mortgage by 1. Isaac Lacey of Great Leake, county Nottingham yeoman and Elizabeth his wife, one of the 4 (sic) children of Mary Hunt late of Great Leake widow deceased to 2. William Blunt Fosbrooke for £20 of quarter share to which they are entitled under Mary Hunt's will of 1 June 1829.
Dated 10 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 865  [undated]

Contents:
Copy of mortgage (D 779B/T 864)

[no title]  D 779B/T 866  [undated]

Contents:
Copies of the will of George Ridwood (see below), the will of Mary Hunt (see D 779B/T 863) and mortgage by Isaac and Elizabeth Lacey (see D 779B/T 864) the will of George Ridwood of Aston tailor is as follows:
To wife Sarah £50 owing to George from William Butler of Warwick and the goods which belonged to her at their marriage (detailed); to Thomas Hickinbotham of Shardlow and Thomas Haywood of Weston, messuage with garden etc. Ridwood dwells in, in trust for Sarah for life, then to sell it and divide the proceeds amongst Ridwood's grandchildren, the children of his daughters Ann and Martha; all other goods to wife for life, then to daughters Mary Plowright and Sarah Clarke; 2 messuages with gardens in possession of John Clarke and John Gill to daughter Sarah Clarke and her husband John for their lives, on their deaths to Mary Plowright for ever; to Mary Plowright close purchased from John Barton in Aston called Moor Close, wearing apparel and working tools; residuary legatee and executrix, wife Sarah (31 July 1776).

[no title]  D 779B/T 867-874  1841

Contents:
Correspondence and other papers concerning conveyance below.

[no title]  D 779B/T 875  1841

Contents:
Draft release and indemnity concerning conveyance below, reciting inter alia that W B Fosbrooke (see D 779B/T 876) with the consent of persons named as parties 2. and 3. in D 779B/T 876 below, has contracted to sell to James Sutton of Shardlow Hall esquire, a close containing 3 acres in Aston for £300 and with E A Holden of Aston to sell a piece of land in Aston for £49 19s. and reciting the conveyances of these properties, same date. The date 16 August 1842 has been added later.
Perused 11 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 876  1842

Contents:
Conveyance made between 1. William Blunt Fosbrooke late of Loughborough, county Leicester but now of Liverpool gentleman. 2. Thomas Frearson of Sheffield veterinary surgeon and Ann his wife, nee Hunt, Isaac Lacy of Great Leake, county Nottingham, framework knitter and Elizabeth his wife nee Hunt, Thomas Newham of Great Leake, county Nottingham, labourer, and Mary his wife, nee Hunt, Joseph Cross of Sheffield gas maker and Eliza his wife (nee Hunt) 3. Thomas Cooper Angrave of Great Leake yeoman, guardian of the poor of Great Leake 4. John Mitchell of Nottingham fell monger (assignee of Fosbrooke's estate, who became bankrupt in 1841) 5. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire and 6. James Sutton of Shardlow esquire, reciting that William Plowright formerly of Aston esquire deceased was seised of premises below, died intestate leaving Mary the wife and later the widow of David Hunt formerly of Great Leake his only sister and heiress, who inherited his property, that by her will of 1 June 1829, she devised premises at Aston to Fosbrooke in trust to sell for the benefit of her 5 children (see D 779B/T 863 above); that she died in 1829 and on 10 December 1833 Isaac and Elizabeth (nee Hunt) Lacy had mortgaged their share of the inheritance to Fosbrooke and that Sarah Hunt became a lunatic many years ago and the parish of Great Leake incurs great expense on her behalf, and witnessing that for £49 19s paid to 1. and for 10s paid to each of 2., 3. and 4., 1. with the consent of 2., 3. and 4. conveyed to 5. a parcel of ground on part of which 2 cottages formerly stood, the remaining part being formerly used as a garden or gardens, in all 340 square yards, in Wet Close or Scroggy Nook in Aston, lying near the garden wall of Edward Anthony Holden who has taken down the cottages and altered and planted the ground, which have been in his and the Reverend Charles Holden's possession [tenancy] for many years
Dated 16 August
Endorsed with plan

[no title]  D 779B/T 877-885  1841-1842

Contents:
Letters, receipt and accounts relating to sales of property as in D 779B/T 875-876

[no title]  D 779B/T 886  1842

Contents:
Account of legal costs re Hunt family (1841), settled 22 Sep

Deeds and papers of 2 cottages in Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in 1843  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 887  1843

Contents:
Agreement by Thomas Astle to sell to Mr Charles Gaskin of Aston 2 houses at Aston for £70, 22 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 888  [undated]

Contents:
Notes on title to property (1772-1834)

[no title]  D 779B/T 889-890  1843 and undated

Contents:
Copies of will of Jacob Botham of Aston farmer: bequeathed house at Aston with use of draw well in adjoining yard to daughter Frances Whitehead wife of Thomas, remainder of estate at Aston and elsewhere (except estate at Willougbhy, Nottinghamshire which will descend to eldest son William) to youngest son Joseph, legacies to sons William, Jacob and Thomas, daughters Mary Orchard, Elizabeth Leedham, Sarah Cowley, Frances Whitehead and Ann Smith, and to grandsons, household goods, farm stock, money etc to son Joseph, who was named executor (2 August 1800, proved 14 October 1800)
7 Sep 1843 and undated

[no title]  D 779B/T 891-893  1843

Contents:
Correspondence and agreement concerning the sale of 2 cottages in Aston as below
Undated and dated 23 September and 28 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 894  1843

Contents:
Conveyance by 1. Thomas Astle of Aston wheelwright and Sarah his wife to 2. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire reciting that Jacob Botham of Aston farmer deceased in his will dated 2 August 1800 bequeathed his dwelling house at Aston in the possession of his son in law Thomas Witehead with use of draw well in yard adjoining the testator's house, to daughter Frances wife of Thomas Witehead, that Frances died leaving a daughter Mary who married Peter Astle of Chellaston wheelwright by whom she had one son, Thomas (1. above), and witnessing conveyance for £100 of 2 cottages heretofore used as one dwellinghouse and then in possession of Thomas Witehead at Aston, now in possession of Samuel Barton and Ralph Clayton, and use of draw well in yard adjoining the cottages in common with owners and occupiers of other houses in the yard, heretofore belonging to Jacob Botham now to Joseph Botham, all which premises were purchased by Jacob Botham in 1772 from John Wright of Aston and were then in possession of Mary Fewkes.
Dated 30 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 895-896  1844

Contents:
Letter and paper concerning purchase D 779B/T 894
Dated 8 February

Deeds concerning 9 cottages and schoolroom in Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in 1844  D 779B/T 897-922  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 897  1660

Contents:
Feoffment by 1. Richard Alleston sometime of Aston now of Barrow upon Trent, shepherd, to 2. Richard Clemenson of Aston yeoman for £20 of all those acres, half acres, roods and parcels of arable, meadow or pasture in the common fields of Aston, in all 4 acres (described in detail), 5 sheep gates in the fields and commonable places of Aston, in the tenure of Alleston. Warranty is against Alleston, Richard Sheepy of Aston weaver and John Fell late of Shardlow gentleman.
Dated 20 April
Endorsed with livery of seisin, undated.

[no title]  D 779B/T 898  [1661]

Contents:
Counterpart of post-nuptial settlement by feoffment to uses by 1. Richard Clemenson of Aston husbandman to 2. Alice Jackson of Derby spinster and John Clemenson of Aston yeoman for £30 paid to Clemenson by John Sex of Derby currier and Alice Jackson for a marriage portion with Elizabeth, Richard's wife, of half or East part of Wood Close in Aston in which Clemenson has lately built himself a house and now lives, heretofore settled by will upon him Richard, all those acres, ½ acres, roods and parcels of arable, meadow or pasture in the common fields of Aston, in all 4 acres (details given) and 5 sheep gates in the fields and commonable places of Aston, to 2. to the use successively of Clemenson for life, wife Elizabeth for life, their children, if no children at their deaths children of Richard by another wife, then children of Elizabeth by another husband, then ½ to Clemenson's right heirs, ½ to Elizabeth's right heirs.
Dated 13 August 13 Charles II

[no title]  D 779B/T 899  1771

Contents:
Feoffment by 1. Christopher Wright the elder of Aston yeoman to 2. John Wright of Aston butcher son of Christopher, for the natural love and affection Christopher bears to John and for 5s paid him by John, of messuage and blacksmith's shop in Aston in possession of Mary Fewkes.
Dated 2 March
Endorsed with livery of seisin, same date.

[no title]  D 779B/T 900  1771

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 500 years by 1. John Wright of Aston butcher to 2. Christopher Heath of Derby gentleman for £60 of premises as in D 779B/T 899.
Dated 28 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 901, 902  1772

Contents:
Lease and release made between 1. John Wright of Aston butcher and Elizabeth his wife 2. Christopher Heath of Derby gentleman 3. Jacob Botham of Aston yeoman and 4. Thomas Hickinbotham of Shardlow yeoman, Botham's trustee, by which for £70, £60 of which is to pay off the mortgage of 1771 (D 779B/T 900) and was paid to 2. by 3. and £10 of which was paid to 1. by 3., Wright conveyed to Botham a messuage in Aston in the occupation of Mary Fewkes with garden and part of a yard (now divided from the other part in the occupation of Wright) and use of a well, and 2. assigned the mortgage term in the premises to 4. in trust for 3.
Dated 2, 3 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 903  1772

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 500 years made between 1. John Wright of Aston butcher and Elizabeth his wife 2. Christopher Heath of Derby gent. and 3. Jacob Botham of Aston yeoman, by which for £50 paid to Wright by Botham and 5s paid to Elizabeth Wright and to Heath, parties 1. and 2. demised to 3. a new erected messuage, and blacksmith's shop, in Aston in the tenure of John Wright. Includes a covenant for the levying of a fine of the premises to enure to the use of 3. for 500 years, then to John Wright.
Dated 10 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 904  1772

Contents:
Attested copy of feoffment of 1771, dated 13 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 905-6  [1772]

Contents:
2 parts of final concord relating to D 779B/T 903
Easter 12 GIII

[no title]  D 779B/T 907  1772

Contents:
Memorandum of agreement by which John Wright agreed to sell to Jacob Botham a new erected messuage and blacksmith's shop in Aston in the occupation of Wright, and Botham agreed to pay £80 for it, the sum of £50 and interest due thereon upon a mortgage of the estate to Botham, to be taken as part of the purchase money and retained by Botham.
Dated 21 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 908, 909  1772

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. John Wright of Aston butcher to 2. Jacob Botham of Aston yeoman, reciting that the premises are mortgaged to Botham for £50, and conveying, for £28 17s for the purchase of the equity of redemption and inheritance, new erected messuage, dwellinghouse or tenement, blacksmith's shop (but now converted into a butcher's shop) in Aston, in Wright's occupation.
Dated 24, 25 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 910, 911  1775

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Elizabeth Blunstone of Risley widow to 2. Jacob Botham of Aston yeoman for £310 of messuage with homestead in Aston, close containing 3 acres called Moor Dyke in Aston, all in Botham's occupation.
Dated 11, 12 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 912  1775

Contents:
Receipted bill for £2 2s. for legal work in connection with Mrs Blunstone's conveyance to Jacob Botham.
Dated 21 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 913, 914  [1775]

Contents:
Two parts of final concord relating to Elizabeth Blunstone's conveyance to Jacob Botham.
Trinity 15 George III

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 915


Related information: For details see D 779B/T 781.

Contents:
Copy of probate of will of Jacob Botham (will 2 August 1800, probate 14 October 1800)

[no title]  D 779B/T 916-917  1834

Contents:
Mortgage by lease and release by 1. Joseph Botham of Aston farmer to 2. Jacob Smith of Aston butcher, reciting conveyance of 1775 (T 910-911) and that the premises have by new buildings and alterations been converted into the premises firstly hereafter mentioned and reciting provisions of Jacob Botham's will leaving property at Aston to Joseph his youngest son and mortgaging for £500, 5 cottages with a room now used as a schoolroom with gardens etc. now in the occupation of Charles Gaskin, John Lacey, James Briggs, Robert Whitehead, William Meakin, a close called Moor Dyke containing 3 acres formerly in the occupation of Jacob Botham now of Joseph Botham, and 4 cottages in the tenure of Mary Groves, Frances Kerrey, Joseph Joynes and John Booth, which, or the site thereof, were bought by Jacob Botham from John Wright, all in Aston.
Dated 12, 13 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 918  1844

Contents:
Agreement between 1. Joseph Botham of Aston farmer and 2. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire by which 1. agrees to sell 9 dwellinghouses with gardens etc in Aston in the occupations of John Booth, John Austin, Reuben Young, Fanny Kerry, Charles Gaskin, John Lacey, Robert Briggs, Hannah Jowett and J Goodwin, and room adjoining used as a school, croft containing 2 acres in possession of Botham, all in Aston, for £900, £500 of which will be deducted from the purchase money to 'take' the mortgage on the premises and £200 of which Holden will retain paying for the same an annuity of £30 to Joseph and his wife Elizabeth for their lives and the survivor of them.
Dated 1 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 919, 920  1844

Contents:
Schedule of title deeds ('1640' - a mistake for 1660 - to 1834) relating to dwellinghouses and a piece of land at Aston in the possession of Jacob Smith as mortgagee, to be delivered to the purchaser Edward Anthony Holden on 29th September 1844, when the mortgage is to be discharged.
Endorsed 1844

[no title]  D 779B/T 921  1844

Contents:
Conveyance made between 1. Joseph Botham of Aston farmer devisee in fee simple of premises named in the will of Jacob Botham late of Aston farmer deceased and Elizabeth his wife 2. Jacob Smith of Aston butcher and 3. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire, reciting mortgage of 1834 (see D 779B/T 916-7) and witnessing the conveyance, for £500 paid to Smith by Holden at Botham's request and for £400 paid to Botham, by Smith, at Botham's request, by Botham and his wife, to Holden, of 5 cottages with room used as a schoolroom late in the tenures of Charles Gaskin, John Lacey, James Briggs, Robert Whitehead and William Meakin, close containing 2 acres called Whitehead's Close or Homestead in Aston formerly in occupation of Jacob Botham but now of Joseph Botham, all of which, with additions and alterations, are the same premises conveyed to Jacob Botham by Elizabeth Blunstone on 11 and 12 April 1775, and 4 cottages with yards, gardens etc in Aston late in tenure of Mary Groves, Francis Kerry, Joseph Jacques and John Booth, which, or the site thereof, were purchased by Jacob Botham from John Wright of Aston butcher, and all the premises are now in possessions of John Booth, John Austin, Reuben Young, Fanny Kerry, Charles Gaskin, John Lacey, Robert Briggs, Hannah Jowett, - Goodwin and Joseph Botham.
Dated 25 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 922  1844

Contents:
Acknowledgement by Elizabeth wife of Joseph Botham of the deed D 779B/T 921 as her act and deed.
Dated 25 March

Bundle of deeds of the 'Coach and Horses' in Aston, purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in 1845  D 779B/T 923-938  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 923  1646

Contents:
Feoffment by 1. Sir John Harpur of Swarkeston to 2. Thomas Gilbert of Chellaston yeoman for £10 of cottage in Aston in the occupation of Edward Martyn and lands belonging, with warranty against Harpur and heirs and against the heirs of Sir John Harpur deceased, 1.'s grandfather. Attorney for livery of seisin, Thomas Burman, Harpur's servant.
Dated 1 May
Endorsed with livery of seisin.

[no title]  D 779B/T 924  1646

Contents:
Counterpart feoffment by 1. Henry Jackson of Derby maltster, Thomas Raske of Bosworth, co. Leicester, yeoman, Thomas Smedley of Aston carpenter, Thomas Soare of Aston labourer and Thomas Gilbert of Chellaston yeoman to 2. Nicholas Prior of Aston and Thomas Sharpe of 'Steinson' [ ] yeoman, for 12d. of messuages, cottages, lands, heretofore purchased by 1. of Sir John Harpur of Swarkeston, provided that if 2. do not pay £2,000 to 1. on 25 March next, then 1. may reenter premises according to their respective interests 2 agreeing that until 25 March, 1. may enjoy the profits of the premises.
Dated 1 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 925, 926  1685

Contents:
Probate copy of the will of Edward Martin of Morley husbandman: to wife and eldest son Edward his house in Aston for their lives, then to 3 younger sons, John, Matthew and Joseph for their lives, then to right heirs of Edward the eldest son; debts etc to be paid out of personal estate and remainder of personal estate to go 1/3 to wife and 2/3 to 4 sons equally amongst them, that part due to the youngest sons Mathew and Joseph the testator's wife shall receive the interest and profit thereof towards their education and bringing up until each is 21. Wife and son Edward executors. (Will 26 Sep. 1684).
Probate 27 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 927  1724

Contents:
Feoffment by 1. Edward Martin of Morley husbandman and Edward his younger son and heir apparent, John Martin of Worthington, co. Leicester, husbandman and Joseph Martin of Little Eaton shoemaker brothers of Edward the elder to 2. Joseph Moreley of Aston yeoman for £45 of cottage at Aston in Moreley's tenure, with yard or backside and 2 bays of barning, 2 lands of arable land in Elder Slade Field containing 2 roods, in Aston. Attorney for livery of seisin, Joseph Greaves of Foremark gent.
Dated 20 April
Endorsed with livery of seisin

[no title]  D 779B/T 928  undated (1764)

Contents:
'Attested' copy of will of Joseph Moreley of Sheepshead, co. Leicester, husbandman: all real estate consisting of one house and lands in Aston and lands in Sheepshead to wife Jane for life; to cousin Joseph Moreley, son of nephew John, and his heirs, house in Aston after Jane's death; to nephew William Ryley lands in Sheepshead at Jane's death for his life, on condition Ryley pays £4 annually out of the lands to testator's nephew John Moreley of Aston; to daughters of William Ryley, Elizabeth and Jane, £10 each to be paid out of testator's personal estate at death of wife Jane; to nephew Richard Porter of Sheepshead £10 out of real estate, to nephew John son of brother Thomas Moreley, and his heirs, lands in Aston parish at death of Jane Moreley on condition of paying nephew of testator Richard Porter of Sheepshead £10 above mentioned; at death of Jane Moreley and of William Ryley and the survivor of them, land in Sheepshead to become the property of testator's nephew John Moreley of Aston, and at the death of Jane, all sheep upon the forest to be equally divided between nephew George Moreley of Bardon and nephew William Ryley of Sheepshead upon condition that Ryley pays out of his half £20 which testator now owes to nephew John Moreley of Aston and £5 to niece Margaret Mee and that George Moreley shall give up, for his half, his title to £20 owed him by the testator, and pay £5 to latter's neice Mary Henson; to wife Jane all goods. She is named executrix. (15 May 1764).
Copy not dated

[no title]  D 779B/T 929, 930  1810

Contents:
Lease and release made between 1. Joseph Moorley of Derby baker, cousin and a devisee in fee named in the will of Joseph Moorley formerly of Sheepshead, co. Leicester, husbandman, deceased 2. George Wheeldon of Derby merchant, surviving executor named in the will of William Hodgkinson of Derby gardener deceased and 3. John Whitmore late of London hackneyman but now of Aston victualler and William Whiston of Derby gent., Whitmore's trustee, reciting mortgage dated 25 September 1781 for £100, of piece of new enclosed land at Sheepshead, co. Leicester, by John Moorley of Aston farmer, and of messuage in Aston in the possession of Jacob James by Joseph Moorley (above) to William Hodgkinson, and witnessing that for £490 paid to Joseph Moorley by Whitmore with Wheeldon's consent, and for 10s. paid to Moorley by Whiston, Moorley conveyed to Whitmore and to Whiston in trust for Whitmore, messuage with brewhouse, coalhouse, stable yard etc. in Aston formerly in the possession of Jacob James, late of widow Pratt, since of William Clifford but now of John Whitmore, now used as a public house and known by the name or sign of the Coach and Horses, and for Wheeldon's having received £100 and interest as repayment of the mortgage, from Moorley and for 5s. paid him by Whitmore and Whiston, he conveyed the residue of the 1,000-year mortgate term to Whitmore and Whiston.
Dated 26, 27 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 931, 932  1814

Contents:
Probate of will of John Whitmore of Aston innholder: to son Edward by former wife Susannah, £50 and £5 for mourning; to wife Margaret, messuage with stables, yard and appurtenances at Aston. She is named executrix. (Will 21 Aug. 1813)
Probate 26 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 933  1835

Contents:
Agreement between James Cowlishaw of Shardlow merchant as agent and on behalf of Margaret Whitmore of Aston widow and Francois Braissant of Derby innkeeper for Margaret to convey to Braissant a messuage with stable, brewhouse, yard and outbuildings in Aston and now used as a public house called by the name or sign of the 'Coach and Horses' now in the occupation of Margaret Whitmore, with the fittings (described) and for Braissant to pay Whitmore £510, with provision concerning date at which Braissant may have possession.
Dated 3 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 934, 935  1835

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Margaret Whitmore of Aston widow and devisee in fee of John Whitmore late of Aston victualler to 2. John Francis Braissant of Aston victualler and his trustee William Whiston the younger of Derby gent. for £510 of messuage with brewhouse, stable, yard and outbuildings in Aston, formerly in the occupation of William Clifford, since of John Whitmore deceased late of Margaret Whitmore, now of Braissant, now used as a public house by the name or sign of the 'Coach and Horses'.
Dated 18, 19 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 936  1835

Contents:
Abstract of title of John Francis Braissant to a messuage at Aston agreed to be sold to Edward Anthony Holden esquire (1684 - 1835)

[no title]  D 779B/T 937  1845

Contents:
Copy of letters of denization granted to Peter Hansen formerly of Frederickshaven in Zetland, Denmark now of Newcastle on Tyne merchant, Michael Mitchell formerly of Eggersand, Norway, now of Liverpool, master mariner and merchant, Dominique Pierre Deurbroucq formerly of Nantes, France, but now of Regent Street, co. Middlesex, Joseph Louis Robin formerly of Brest, France, but now of Ashbourne, teacher of the French language, and John Francis Braissant formerly of Leissy in Switzerland but now of Aston upon Trent victualler (aliens born) (3 December 6 WIV [1835]).
Examined 4 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 938  1845

Contents:
Conveyance by 1. John Francis Braissant of Aston victualler to 3. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire for £525 of premises as in conveyance of 18, 19 December 1835, and for 10s. paid by Holden to Braissant and to 2. William Whiston the younger of Derby gent., Whiston conveyed same premises, at Braissant's direction, to Holden.
Dated 25 April

Deeds of messuage and lands in Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in May and June 1847 and in March 1849  D 779B/T 939-973  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 939, 940  1717

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Thomas Earp of Melbourne yeoman to 2. Thomas Hickinbotham of Aston yeoman for £105 of pieces of parcels of land reputed a half yard land in the fields of Aston, (with details of field names, acreages, neighbours) including ½ acres lying at Coopers plaster pitt and one rood lying at the plaster pitts, and 2 pastures every year and 3 cow pastures in the Cross Field and all the commons belonging to a half yard land, all in the tenure of Joseph Forman.
Dated 13, 14 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 941  1717

Contents:
Deed to declare the uses of a fine, made between 1. Thomas Carver of Wilford, co. Nottingham, yeoman and Elizabeth his wife, sister and heir of Joseph Mansfield deceased late son and heir of Robert Mansfield late of Chaddesden yeoman deceased, Thomas Erpe of Melbourne yeoman and Mary his wife, John Buxton of Aldwark husbandman and Mary his wife, John Remson of Clay lake, parish Leek, co. Stafford, husbandman and Sarah his wife, William Bateman of Winster miner and Hannah his wife and Hugh Bateman of Winster miner and Elizabeth his wife (Mary Buxton, Sarah Remson, Hannah and Elizabeth Bateman being the daughters of Robert Evans late of Winster yeoman deceased) 2. Joseph Stamford of Chaddesden yeoman 3. Thomas Hickinbotham of Aston yeoman and 4. Robert Oates of Winster yeoman, reciting that party 1. in Trinity term last levied a fine to Oates and Stamford and to Oates heirs of 1) messuage in Chaddesden in tenure of Joseph ?Bley, 3 lands, selions or leys of arable containing 1 acre in Chaddesden in Spoondon Field on a shutt called Windmill Hill and in the tenure of Joseph Stamford, and 2 other lands, selions or leys containing 1 acre in Littlewood Field in Chaddesden, one in the Overshutt and the other on a shutt called Swine Suckings in Joseph Stamford's tenure 2) pieces of arable, meadow or pasture being a half yard land in Aston containing 12 acres and 2 pastures every year and 3 cow pastures in Cross Field in Aston, lately purchased by Hickinbotham from Erpe and 3) 2 closes in Winster called Nether Field Pingles containing 4 acres in tenure of Robert Oates, and declaring that the fine is to enure as to property 1) to the use of Joseph Stamford and his heirs, as to property 2) to the use of Thomas Hickinbotham and heirs and as to property 3) to the use of Robert Oates and heirs.
Dated 21 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 942, 943  1724

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Richard Killingley of Normanton near Derby yeoman and George his second son to 2. Thomas Hickenbotham of Aston yeoman for £28 2s 6d due on a mortgage made by John Killingley deceased, Richard's brother, of premises, to Samuel Mather of Aston cordwainer and which is to be paid by Hickenbotham out of the purchase money and for the further sum of £67 17s 6d, making £96 in all, of messuage, cottage or tenement in which John Adams dwells in Aston, orchard on South of cottage, ½acres meadow at Meadow Yates, 4 acres arable in tenure of Joseph Adams (giving field names and acreages) and 5 sheepgates in the fields and commonable places of Aston, all in Aston, excepting barn called Little Barn with garden and the Well Yard.
18, 19 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 944  1724

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage term made between 1. Richard Killingley of Normanton near Derby yeoman and George Killingley second son of Richard 2. Samuel Mather of Aston cordwainer 3. John Wright of Aston yeoman and 4. Thomas Hickenbotham of Aston yeoman, reciting mortgage by brother of Richard Killingley, John Killingley of Aston yeoman son and heir of Gervase of Aston tailor, to Samuel Mather for £25, on 26 January 6 GI [1720], of a messuage and 4 acres in Aston, all in John Killingley's occupation and 5 sheep pastures (reserving barn, garden and Well Yard) for a 500-year term, and witnessing that for £28 2s 6d paid by Hickenbotham to Mather by the direction of Richard and George Killingley and for 12d paid to Mather by Wright, Mather with 1.'s consent assigned the premises to Wright in trust for Hickenbotham for remainder of term.
Dated 19 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 945  1729

Contents:
Post-nuptial settlement by (a missing lease and) release to uses made between 1. Thomas Hickingbotham of Aston yeoman and Sarah his wife one of the daughters of Patrick Cock of Aston yeoman and 2. Patrick Cock and John Prior of Aston yeoman for the marriage of 1. and £100 paid to Hickingbotham by Cock as Sarah's marriage portion, for making a competent provision for Sarah and for settling the lands below, and for 5s. paid by 2. to Hickingbotham, the latter conveyed to 2. farm or tenement with lands belonging in Aston in the occupation of Hickingbotham, heretofore the estate of Robert Wilmot esquire, the lands reputed to be about one yard land or 30 acres and all other the lands of Hickingbotham in Aston (excepting the messuage house in which he lives with buildings belonging) to the use of Hickingbotham for life, then for Sarah for life, for her jointure, then to 2. for 200 years, then to heirs of 1., finally to right heirs of Hickingbotham, and as to term of 200 years, if there are 2 or more children of the marriage and one is a son, 2. are to raise £100 out of the premises for the younger child or children's portions (further detail) provided the term is given up if there is no son and in certain other circumstances (further detail).
Dated (9), 10 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 946  [1742]

Contents:
Final concord concerning messuage, 17 acres land, 2 acres meadow, 2 acres pasture, pasture for 3 beasts and common of pasture in Shardlow and Aston
Dated Easter 15 GII

[no title]  D 779B/T 947  1743

Contents:
Feoffment by 1. William Hickinbotham of Aston yeoman youngest son of Thomas late of Aston yeoman deceased to 2. Thomas Hickinbotham of Shardlow yeoman eldest son and heir of Thomas deceased, for £140, of pieces of land and half yard land in fields of Aston which Thomas deceased purchased from Thomas Earp (described in detail), 2 pastures every year, 3 cow pastures in Cross Field and commons belonging to a half yard land, and of arable lands and meadow in Aston purchased by Thomas deceased of Richard and George Killingley (details) and 5 sheep gates in fields and commonable places of Aston, which Thomas deceased left to William in his will. With reference to final concord (above) relating to lands above and to a messuage in Shardlow, all declared to be to the use of Thomas Hickinbotham.
Dated 27 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 948-950  1755

Contents:
Marriage settlement by lease (one only) and release (two parts) to uses made between 1. Thomas Hickinbotham the elder of Ratcliffe upon Soar, co. Nottingham, yeoman, Sarah his wife and Thomas the younger of Aston yeoman eldest son and heir of Thomas the elder and Sarah 2. William Eggleston of Keyworth, co. Nottingham and John Prior of Aston yeoman and 3. Mary Eggleston youngest daughter of William, for the marriage of Thomas the younger and Mary Eggleston and for £200, Mary's marriage portion, paid to Thomas the younger and for 10s apiece paid to Thomas the elder and Sarah Hickinbotham by 2., party 1. conveyed to party 2. messuage, farm or tenement with lands etc. belonging in Aston, in the tenure of Thomas Hickinbotham the younger and heretofore the etate of Robert Wilmot esquire, which lands are reputed to be one yardland containing 30 acres, 5 cow gates and 50 sheep pastures in fields, pastures and commonable places of Aston and all other lands of Thomas the elder, Sarah and Thomas the younger in Aston comprised in settlement dated 10 June 1729 (see D 779B/T 945), to successive uses of Thomas Hickinbotham the elder and wife and Thomas the younger until the marriage, Thomas the elder for life, Sarah for life, Thomas the younger for life, wife Mary for life as her jointure, their children as they shall appoint and in default of such appointment, of their children, and finally of Thomas the elder, his heirs and assigns for ever. Recites that Thomas the elder will give Thomas the younger £200 before the marriage.
Dated 8, 9 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 951  1755

Contents:
Bond in £400 by Thomas Hickinbotham the younger of Aston yeoman to William Eggleston of Keyworth, co. Nottingham, yeoman, to pay £10 per annum to Mary Eggleston, younger daughter of William, during the lives of Thomas Hickinbotham the elder and Sarah his wife, if Thomas the younger should die within lifetime of his parents and Mary, his intended wife, should survive him, as she will be destitute of provision during the lifetimes of Thomas the elder and Sarah under the marriage settlement of 8, 9 August 1755.
Dated 9 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 952  1755

Contents:
Bond in £400 by Thomas Hickinbotham the elder of Ratcliff upon Soar, co. Nottingham, yeoman to William Eggleston of Keyworth, co. Nottingham to pay £100 to his younger children by Sarah his wife under the settlement (recited) made on his marriage to Sarah, a daughter of Patrick Cock of Aston yeoman, and dated 9, 10 June 1729, (reciting that they have 4 younger children) and to keep indemnified Thomas Hickinbotham the younger and Mary Eggleston his intended wife and their heirs and the property settled in the settlements of 1729 and 1755 (see D 779B/T 945 and D 779B/T 948-50) from the raising of the £100.
Dated 9 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 953  [1757]

Contents:
Final concord made between William Eggleston and John Prior plaintiffs and Thomas Hickinbotham the elder and Sarah his wife, Thomas Hickinbotham the younger, John Tebbutt and Anne his wife, and Gabriel Standley and Catherine his wife, defendants, concerning 2 messuages, 3 barns, 3 stables, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, 36 acres land, 6 acres meadow, 7 acres pasture, pasture for 7 beasts and 60 sheep and common of pasture in Aston and Sawley.
Dated Purification 30 GII

[no title]  D 779B/T 954, 955  1798

Contents:
Marriage and family settlement by lease and release to uses made between 1. Thomas Hickinbotham the elder of Aston farmer and grazier eldest son and heir of Thomas late of Ratcliff upon Soar, co. Nottingham, yeoman by Sarah his wife both deceased 2. Thomas Hickinbotham the younger of Arnesby, co. Leicester, grazier eldest son of 1. by Mary his late wife deceased (before Mary Eggleston) 3. Elizabeth Hickinbotham spinster daughter of William Hickinbotham the elder of Codnor Park, farmer and grazier 4. William Hickinbotham as described above 5. William Harrison of Leicester gent. and 6. Jacob Hickinbotham of Sableford, co. Nottingham grazier and William Hickinbotham the younger of Codnor Park farmer and grazier, brothers of Elizabeth, in consideration of the marriage of Thomas Hickinbotham the younger and of Elizabeth Hickinbotham and reciting that Elizabeth is possessed of £200 secured to her by bond and her father has promised £400 to be paid after the marriage and it has been agreed that Thomas the younger shall take the £400 and that the £200 shall become his property at the marriage, and witnessing that for 10s. paid by Harrison to 1. and 2., the latter two conveyed to Harrison, a messuage, tenement or farmhouse in Aston, Moor Dyke Close containing 6 acres 13p. in a field before the enclosure of the common fields called Alderslade Field, 3 closes called Parsons Flatt, Chalk Pitt and Top Hill, together 22 acres 2r 36p in Alderslade Field, Allser Meadow, 9 acres 2r 38p. lying at the time of enclosure in the Meadow, all of which were at the enclosure allotted in 3 pieces to Thomas Hickinbotham deceased father of 1. in lieu of lands reputed one yardland containing 30 acres and of 5 cow gates and 50 sheep pastures, all of which were included in marriage settlement of 8, 9 August 1755 of Thomas Hickinbotham the elder and his wife Mary, and also of several pieces reputed to be half a yard land and several odd pieces of land and several commons or common of pasture to the half yard land and other parcels belonging, purchased by Thomas deceased from his brother William Hickinbotham the elder in 1743 and not included in the settlement, and they conveyed to Harrison 2 closes called the Moors together 7½ acres in a place heretofore called Aston Moor and in an enclosure of the moor before the other enclosure allotted to Thomas Hickinbotham deceased, as his proportion thereof for his common rights in respect of the messuage and open field lands, all of which premises are in the tenure of Thomas Hickinbotham the elder, in trust as to the messuage, Moor Dyke, Parsons Flatt, Chalk Pitt and Top Hill, which 4 closes it is agreed shall be adequate compensation for the yardland and other lands, commons and open property comprised in the said settlement, to the use of Thomas the elder and Thomas the younger according to their respective estates under the settlement until the marriage of Thomas the younger and Elizabeth, then successively to Thomas the elder for life, Thomas the younger for life, Elizabeth his intended wife for life for her jointure, William Harrison for remainder of above lives and during their lives to preserve contingent uses, Jacob and William Hickinbotham the younger for 1,000 years to begin at death of survivor of above lives to use of children as Thomas Hickinbotham the younger and Elizabeth shall direct, in default of direction to use of Thomas and Elizabeth's heirs, and finally the right heirs of Thomas the younger for ever, and as to Allser Meadow and the Moors, deemed to be a proper compensation for the half yard land and other lands etc. not comprised in the 1755 settlement, to the use of Thomas Hickinbotham the elder for ever, and as to term of 1,000 years limited to Jacob Hickinbotham and William Hickinbotham the younger, in case there shall be no issue of Thomas and Elizabeth's marriage or it shall die in the life of Elizabeth, upon trust to raise £300 and interest to pay as Elizabeth directs, in default of direction to pay the same to Elizabeth's next of kin, exclusive of her intended husband, the term to cease when trusts are carried out. With covenant to levy a fine to enure to the uses of this settlement.
Dated 2, 3 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 956  [1798]

Contents:
Final concord concerning one messuage and 50 acres land in Aston, relating to settlement 1954-5
Dated All Souls 39 GIII

[no title]  D 779B/T 957  1833

Contents:
Original will of Elizabeth Hickinbotham wife of Thomas Hickinbotham farmer of Aston, being turned 80 and having the sum of £300 to dispose of at her decease by virtue of her marriage settlement, giving £200 to Mary daughter of Thomas her husband and £100 to Ann, Mary's sister.
Dated 29 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 958  1841

Contents:
Release by 1. Mary and Ann Hickinbotham both of Aston spinsters to 2. Thomas Hickinbotham of Aston farmer and grazier, reciting marriage settlement of 3 November 1798 (see D 779B/T 954-5), that there was no issue of the marriage, reciting will of 2.'s late wife Elizabeth (see D 779B/T 957), that Thomas is now entitled to premises comprised in the 1,000 year term created by the recited marriage settlement and, wishing to pay his daughters the sums of £200 and £100 due to them under the will of his late wife Elizabeth, he paid the sums to them which they acknowledge and witnessing that 1. in consideration of the payments made to them by 2. release him and the premises comprised in the 1,000 year term from the payment of the sums of £200 and £100.
Dated 22 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 959  1841

Contents:
Conveyance in trust made between 1. Thomas Hickinbotham of Aston farmer and grazier 2. Mary and Ann, of the same place, the only children of Thomas Hickinbotham by his first wife Elizabeth Oldacres, spinsters, and 3. Samuel Berridge of Leicester gent. reciting settlement dated 2, 3 November 1798 (D 779B/T 954-5), that Thomas Hickinbotham the elder died in 1811, that there was no issue of the 2nd marriage of 1. and his 2nd wife Elizabeth is dead, and 1. now is entitled in fee simple to premises below, and witnessing that in consideration of the natural love of 1. for 2. and for 10s paid him by 3., 1. conveyed to 3. messuage, tenement or farm house, close heretofore part of Moor Dyke Close (which contained 6 acres 13p), now called Alderslade Close containing 3 acres, closes called Parsons Flatt, Chalk Pitt and Top Hill, together 22 acres 2r 13p, formerly in the occupation of Thomas Hickinbotham deceased, now of 1. or his undertenant Jacob Smith, to the use of 1. for his life, then to 2. equally.
Dated 7 September

[no title]  D 779B/T 960  1841

Contents:
Mortgage by 1. Mary Hickinbotham of Aston spinster to 2. John Curzon of Derby esquire for £200 of the reversion or remainder expectant on the death of her father, Thomas of Aston farmer and grazier, of half premises as in settlement of 7 September 1841.
Dated 3 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 961  1841

Contents:
Mortgage as D 779B/T 960 but by Ann Hickinbotham of Aston spinster.
Dated 3 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 962  1842

Contents:
Assignment of mortgages of 3 December 1841 by 1. John Curzon of Derby esquire to 2. James Cowlishaw of Shardlow, parish Aston, gent., for £200 and £200.
Dated 25 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 963  1842

Contents:
Further charge on premises mortgaged in 2 mortgages of 3 December 1841 and assigned on 25 August 1842, made between 1. Thomas Hickinbotham of Aston farmer and Ann Hickinbotham of Aston spinster and 2. James Cowlishaw of Shardlow, parish Aston, gent. reciting the mortgages and assignment and that Mary Hickinbotham has died intestate and her father, Thomas Hickinbotham above named, has become entitled to Mary's reversionary half part of the premises, and further charging the premises with the payment to 2. of £120 and interest, borrowed by 1.
Dated 26 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 964  1843

Contents:
Further charge as D 779B/T 963 made between Ann Hickinbotham of Aston spinster and 2. James Cowlishaw of Shardlow, parish Aston, gent., further charging Ann's half of the premises with the payment of £180 and interest to 2., borrowed by 1., making £200, £120 and £180 chargeable on her half of the premises.
Dated 25 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 965  1845

Contents:
Mortgage by 1. John Harpur of Aston yeoman and Ann his wife, lately Ann Hickinbotham spinster to 2. James Hardy and Joseph Hardy both of Shardlow gentlemen reciting that 1. in right of Ann are now seised of half the premises (as in D 779B/T 959 - 964) which are subject to several mortgages and mortgaging the same for £200.
Dated 5 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 966  1845

Contents:
Acknowledgement of deed of 5 March 1845 as her deed by Ann Harpur.
Datd 7 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 967  1846

Contents:
Advertisement of freehold property with rich beds of plaster, at Aston, to be sold by auction by Messrs Moody and Newbold at the Old White Hart Inn, Aston, on 24 October 1846; the property consisting of farmhouse in the centre of Aston, occupied as 2 dwellings which "may, at trifling expense, be converted into small Tenements" and 7 closes, giving names, acreages, land use, with manuscript notes of price per acre; 4 "abound with Beds of excellent Plaster". Suggests the property is "well adapted for the erection of Villa Residences".

[no title]  D 779B/T 968  1846

Contents:
Plan of the land in advertisment D 779B/T 967, Mark Bromley (surveyor).

[no title]  D 779B/T 969  1846

Contents:
Account giving lot numbers, price per acre, acreages, price for lands in advertisement and plan D 779B/T 968, with price for house.

[no title]  D 779B/T 970  1847

Contents:
Conveyance made between 1. James Hardy late of Castle Donington, co. Leicester, but now of Shardlow gent. and Joseph Hardy late of Castle Donington but now of Draycott, parish Wilne gentleman (devisees of trust and mortgaged estates of James Cowlishaw late of Shardlow gent. deceased and his executors) 2. Ann Harpur of Aston widow of John Harpur yeoman, heretofore Ann Hickinbotham spinster and 3. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire reciting deeds of 7 September 1841, 3 December 1841; death of Mary Hickinbotham in 1842, intestate and unmarried, leaving her father Thomas entitled to her reversionary half part of premises below; deeds of 25 and 26 August 1842, will of Thomas Hickinbotham dated 19 January 1843 in which he gave all his property to James Cowlishaw, since deceased, in trust for Ann Hickinbotham for life and the profits when the lands are sold for her benefit for life, then for her children; Cowlishaw's will 17 February 1843 inter alia bequeathing his money to his nephews James and Joseph Hardy and appointing them executors; his death 27 Feb. 1844; that 1. and 2. have lately sold to E. A. Holden lands in Aston part of the hereditaments comprised in the indentures recited and out of the sale money have paid off £320 due upon mortgages, that the premises are subject to a lease to William Neep of Carrington, co. Nottingham farmer, for £2 10s 6d rent payable in respect of half the premises as the apportioned part of a rent of £85 1s (see D 779B/T 971) and witnessing that for £292 paid to 1. by 3., they conveyed to Holden (to which conveyance 2. agreed) ½ messuage, farm house or tenement in Aston, late in the occupation of Thomas Hickinbotham but now used as 2 dwellings in the occupation of William Neep and Ann Harpur, and barn, stable, shed, cowshed, farmyard and premises at back thereof, garden, orchard and other conveniences belonging.
Dated 7 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 971  1847

Contents:
Conveyance made between 1. Ann Harpur of Aston widow of John Harpur yeoman, before Ann Hickinbotham spinster 2. James Hardy late of Castle Donington, co. Leicester, but now of Shardlow gent. and Joseph Hardy late of Castle Donington but now of Draycott, parish Wilne, gent. devisees of trust and mortgaged estate of James Cowlishaw late of Shardlow gent. and executors of his will and 3. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire reciting deeds (above) of 7 September 1841, 3 December 1841; death of Mary Hickinbotham (see D 779B/T 970) in 1842; deeds of 25 August and 26 August 1842; will of Thomas Hickinbotham 19 January 1843 (see D 779B/T 970); death in 1843; Cowlishaw's will 17 February 1843 (see D 779B/T 970); deed of 25 November 1843; that Ann Hickinbotham married but no settlement was made; deed of 5 March 1845; Cowlishaw's death 27 Feb. 1844; that £900 is due to the Hardys and that Holden has agreed to buy Ann Harpur's half of the premises and the other half from the Hardys as devisees in trust of James Cowlishaw and that £900 should be paid to the Hardys out of the aggregate purchase money of £4,095 14s. and witnessing that for £260 paid by Holden to James Hardy by the direction of Joseph Hardy and with Ann Harpur's consent, for £1,787 17s. paid to the Hardys by Holden at Ann Harpur's request, for £640 paid to James Hardy by Holden at the direction of Joseph Hardy and Ann Harpur and for £1,407 17s paid to Ann Harpur by Holden (with details of how each sum was made up), Ann Harpur and the Hardys conveyed to Holden, Alderslade Close containing 3 acres 23p. of pasture, Top Hill Close 2 acres 2r 15p of arable, Crab Tree Close 4 acres 3r 6p of arable, Plaster Pit Close 2 acres 2r 13p of arable, Thorn Tree Close 2 acres 2r 24p of pasture, Marl Piece 2 acres 2r 37p of pasture and Town End Close 7 acres 3r 31p of old pasture, together 26 acres 1r 29p, in the tenure of William Neep of Carrington, co. Nottingham, farmer, under a lease of 1842, at rent of £85 1s. With marginal plan.
Dated 4 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 972  1847

Contents:
Reconveyance by 1. James and Joseph Hardy described as above to 3. Ann Harpur as above, reciting as D 779B/T 971 to deed of 5 March 1845, then reciting the death of John Harpur 9 November 1846, and that the Hardys and Ann Harpur have sold to 2. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire lands, part of hereditaments comprised in recited deeds, and have paid off some of the mortgage money (£200, £180, £200 and half of £120) and witnessing that in consideration of full satisfaction of principal monies and interest charged upon half the premises below, and for 10s paid to the Hardys by John Harpur (sic), the Hardys conveyed to Ann Harpur half messuage as in deed of 7 May 1847 (D 779B/T 970) with covenant from Holden to produce deeds in the schedule (1729-1845) at Ann Harpur's request.
Dated 4 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 973  1849

Contents:
Conveyance by 1. Ann Harpur of Aston widow and relict of John late of Aston yeoman and heretofore Ann Hickinbotham spinster to 2. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire for £250 of half messuage in Aston described as in D 779B/T 970.
Dated 23 March

Exchange made in September 1847  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 974  1847

Contents:
Exchange made between 1. the trustees of the Town's Lands of the Borough of Burton upon Trent (named), with the consent of 2. John Lord Bishop of Lichfield, and 3. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire by which 1. with 2.'s consent conveyed to 3., 3 cottages and a butcher shop with barn and other buildings, yard, garden etc at Aston in the occupations of Samuel Perkins, Mary Perkins, Benjamin Maddon, James Hinckley and Thomas Martin, close called the Croft or Quay containing 2r. 15p., close of arable called the Moors 6 acres 3r 38p., close called Upper Long Croft 9 acres 1r 34p, close called Lower Long Croft 11 acres 16p, close called Horse Pasture 8 acres 3r 36p, all in Aston and in the occupation of E. A. Holden above, in consideration of which and for £100 paid by 1. to 3., Holden conveyed to the trustees closes of meadow called the Great Mytholme 24 acres 3r 10p. and Little Mytholme 10 acres 38p, parcel of land used as an osier bed 3r 38p, small piece of land gained from the River Trent, now used as a gravel pit, 1r 34p, all in the parish of Sawley and in the occupation of William Bennett, to hold for such charitable uses as the property conveyed by the trustees to Holden were held for.
Dated 29 September

Deeds etc of 2 messuages in Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in February 1849  D 779B/T 975-1002  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 975, 976  1756-1770

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Leonard Fosbrooke of Shardlow esquire to 2. William Smedley of Aston butcher, for £170, of cottage, house or tenement and barn, stable and orchard or garden, in Aston in Smedley's tenure, piece of meadow in Wilne and Shardlow called Calver or Cover Pleck containing 1½ acres in the tenure of Thomas Hickingbotham.
Dated 23, 24 April
Endorsement on D 779B/T 976 that Calver or Cover Pleck has been sold to the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from the Trent to the Mersey
Dated 6 Dec

[no title]  D 779B/T 977  1803

Contents:
Attested copy of covenant to levy a fine and deed to the uses of the fine, made between 1. Thomas Dakin of Aston blacksmith and Mary his wife, the only child and heir at law of William Smedley late of Aston butcher deceased, who died intestate and 2. the Reverend Charles Shuttleworth clerk, Rector of Aston by which for settling the premises and for 10s paid to 1. by 2., 1. covenanted to levy a fine to 2. of messuage in Aston late in possession of Thomas Smedley but now of Thomas Dakin and of meadow ground in Wilne and Shardlow in Aston parish, called Calver or Cover Pleck containing 1½ acres, possessed as the messuage, which were all purchased by William Smedley from Leonard Fosbrooke esquire, cottage on Aston Moor in possession of Thomas Wingfield, purchased by Smedley from John Simpson, messuage in Spondon, land sellion or ley of arable, meadow or pasture in Borrowash Field, 2 lands of arable containing ½ acres in Derby Field (positions given), all in Spondon and in possession of Richard Clifford, which fine is to enure to the uses as Thomas and Mary Dakin appoint, until, or in default of, such appointment, to the use of Thomas for life, then Mary for life, then to the uses of Thomas's will and finally to right heirs of Mary
(30 Dec 1785)
Examined 6 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 978  undated

Contents:
Copy of will of Mary Daykin of Aston widow of Thomas Daykin blacksmith to son Robert the house, yard and garden where she lives, with household furniture, and the Moor Close; to son William the house and garden where Thomas Winfield (sic) now lives and the house where Stephen Brown and John Barton now live; to son William the striped bed with furniture belonging out of son Robert's property above, to daughters Sarah Slater and Elizabeth Roberts each £5 to be paid by Robert out of his property above, to son George £20, daughters Sarah Salter and Elizabeth Roberts and granddaughter Sarah Slater £5 each to be paid out of William's property above. Son William to be trustee for granddaughter Sarah Slater and sons William and Robert to be executors (14 April 1803) with copy of probate (26 April 1803)

[no title]  D 779B/T 979  1803

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 500 years, made between 1. Robert Dakin of Aston blacksmith (eldest son and heir of Thomas Dakin late of Aston blacksmith who died intestate by Mary his wife, also dead, the only child and heiress of William Smedley of Aston butcher, who died intestate), and devisee in fee simple of premises below, named in will of Mary Dakin, and Katherine his wife 2. Thomas Cockayne of Derby gentleman and 3. George Taylor of Derby innkeeper, for £100 paid by 3. to 1., of messuage with barn, yard, garden in Aston, formerly in possession of William Smedley, after of Thomas Dakin, and since of Mary Dakin, but now of Robert Dakin, purchased by William Smedley from Leonard Fosbrooke of Shardlow esquire, with covenant to levy fine for more effectual demise and for exstinguishing rights of Katherine to dower in the premises to which she would be entitled if she survived her husband
Dated 24 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 980  undated

Contents:
Abstract of mortgage D 779B/T 979

[no title]  D 779B/T 981, 982  [1804]

Contents:
Two parts of final concord, referred to in mortgage D 779B/T 979
Dated Hilary Term 44 GIII

[no title]  D 779B/T 983  1804


Related information: see D 779B/T 984

Contents:
Deed of further charge on premises in previous deed made by Robert Dakin to George Taylor, for £70
Dated 9 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 984  undated

Contents:
With note pinned on D 779B/T 983

[no title]  D 779B/T 985, 986  1808

Contents:
Lease and release made between 1. Robert Dakin of Aston blacksmith 2. Thomas Cockayne of Derby, Robert's trustee 3. George Taylor of Derby innkeeper and 4. William Dakin of the same place blacksmith reciting that £170 was owed by 1. to 3. on mortgages with interest making up the sum due to £188 1s 3d, and witnessing for £188 1s 3d paid to 3. by 4. and £118 18s 9d paid to 1. by 4. (making £307 purchase money) and for 5s paid to 2. by 4., the premises as in 1803 mortgage were conveyed to 4., and in consideration of the £188 1s 3d paid to 3. he demised to 4. the 500 year mortgage term in order that it might be merged in the freehold
Dated 28, 29 Dec

[no title]  D 779B/T 987  1808

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 1,000 years by 1. William Dakin of Derby blacksmith to 2. Richard Birch of Smalley gentleman for £300 of messuage with barn, yard, garden in Aston, formerly in the possession of William Smedley, then of Thomas Dakin, since of Mary Dakin, then of Robert Dakin, purchased by William Smedley from Leonard Fosbrooke of Shardlow, said to have been conveyed to William Dakin by Robert Dakin and Thomas Cockayne his trustee, and of 2 messuages and garden at Aston near or adjoining last mentioned messuage, built by Mary Dakin widow deceased and late in tenures of Stephen Browne and John Barton but now of Alexander Gaskin and the said John Barton, and of a messuage, yard, garden at Moorside heretofore in the tenure of Thomas Winfield, now of Stephen Browne, the last 3 messuages having been late the estate of Mary Dakin and left to William in her will
Dated 30 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 988  1808

Contents:
Bond in £600 to pay £300 with interest, in performance of mortgage of even date, William Dakin to Richard Birch as D 779B/T 987
Dated 30 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 989, 990  1811

Contents:
Lease and release made between 1. William Daykin of Derby blacksmith 2. Richard William Birch of Smalley gentleman 3. William Dawson of Aston gentleman and 4. William Whiston of Derby gent., Dawson's trustee, reciting mortgage dated 30 Dec 1808 made by Daykin to Birch for £300 by a demise for 1,000 years (see D 779B/T 987) and witnessing that for £300 paid by Dawson to Birch at Daykin's request, in repayment of the mortgage, and for £50 paid to Daykin by Dawson, making £350 purchase money for the premises, property as in 1808 mortgage, was conveyed by Daykin to Dawson and Whiston, and for 5s paid by them to Birch, he, at Daykin's direction, conveyed to Dawson and Whiston the 1,000 year mortgage term so that it might be extinguished.
Dated 2, 3 Feb

[no title]  D 779B/T 991-993  1826-1830

Contents:
Memorandum of deposit of deeds dated 1811 by John Sellick Dawson of Aston with Leonard Fosbrooke of Shardlow Hall esquire, as a security for £249 lent to Dawson by Fosbrooke, 29 September 1826; promissory note for the payment of the £249, same date as memorandum, endorsed with receipt for repayment of same by the Reverend William Heycock, 24 June 1830; promissory note for payment of £50 to Mr J B Simpson by J S Dawson, 31 January 1827, endorsed with receipt for repayment of same by Reverend William Heycock, 24 June 1830

[no title]  D 779B/T 994  1827

Contents:
Letter concerning the Simpson loan, R Fosbrooke to Simpson
Dated 27 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 995  1830

Contents:
Authorisation by J S Dawson to executors of his father's estate to retain possession of title deeds to a house at Aston which the executors of Leonard Fosbrooke esquire have delivered to the Reverend William Heacock, who, as an executor of the late William Dawson, J S Dawson's father, has advanced out of William Dawson's estate £299 to pay to Fosbrooke's executors, and the Dawson executors are to retain them as security for payment of the £299 and interest, and Dawson charged his estate with payment of the same
Dated 24 June

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 996

Contents:
Promissory note for payment of the £299, same date (pinned to D 779B/T 995)

[no title]  D 779B/T 997  1833

Contents:
Receipt from Jos ?Sale to Messrs Simpson and Frear, for the Reverend William Heacock, trustee for Mrs Dawson, for a bond from the late Mr Hickinbotham of Aston to Mrs Dawson dated 28 October 1814, for £800
Dated 19 June

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 998-1001

Contents:
Bundle of papers

[no title]  D 779B/T 998  1829

Contents:
Notice that by lease and release of 27, 28 July instant John Sellick Dawson of ?Thavie Inn in the City of London gentleman eldest son of William Dawson late of Aston esquire deceased conveyed to John William Thomas Carter of Upper Stamford Street, Surrey, surgeon, a messuage, cottage or dwelling house with yard, garden and stable (formerly a garden house) at Aston, formerly purchased by William Dawson from Mr Wright, lately occupied by Mrs Dawson widow and now by Mrs Peach, the title deeds of which are held by you, and giving notice not to give up the deeds to anyone without notice to Carter. Signed by Carter
Dated 29 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 999  1829

Contents:
Letter to Simpson and Frear, Derby, solicitors, that Mr Dawson has made a conveyance of the cottage at Aston to a client, Mr Carter, subject to Fosbrooke's lien, and enclosing notices of the conveyance, one to be returned with a memorandum accepting service for Mr Fosbrooke, from Chr Crouch at London
Dated 30 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 1000  1848

Contents:
Copy of letter concerning Carter and Dawson written by Chr Crouch (4 April 1846) with covering letter to Messrs Simpson, Frear and Simpson, Solicitors, Derby, from W G Taylor at John Street
Dated 30 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 1001  1848

Contents:
Certificate of marriage of William Dawson of Weston (sic) and Catherine Fisher of St Philip, Birmingham, married at St Philip's by licence on 20 April 1804
Extracted 15 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 1002  1849

Contents:
Conveyance made between 1. Joseph Dawson of Derby chemist and druggist 2. William Heacock of Etwall clerk 3. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire and 4. Reverend James Richard Holden of Pleasley clerk, reciting 1811 purchase of premises, the death of William Dawson, March 1811, intestate, leaving John Sellick Dawson his eldest son and heir, who by promissory note of 30 June 1830 promised to pay Heacock £299, that J S Dawson died January 1845, intestate and unmarried leaving Joseph Dawson his brother and heir at law, and there is due to Heacock £299 and interest of £56 1s, and witnessing that for £355 1s paid to Heacock by Holden out of the purchase money of £400 at Dawson's request, and for £44 19s paid to Dawson by Holden, Dawson conveyed to Holden 2 messuages with barn, yard, garden in Aston in the occupation of Miss Johnson and William Whyman, formerly one messuage in possession of William Smedley, after Thomas Dakin deceased, since of Mary Dakin widow, also deceased, but now or late of Robert Dakin (sic)
Dated 3 February

Deeds of messuage, close etc in Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden  D 779B/T 1003-1020  24 March 1849

[no title]  D 779B/T 1003  1712

Contents:
Feoffment by 1. John Prior of Aston yeoman and Frances his wife to 2. John Whyman of Aston labourer, for £21, of arable or field land lying dispersed in common fields of Aston (gives details of field names, acreages, position, neighbours) containing in the whole 3 acres, with warranty against the Priors, John's father John Prior and grandfather Nicholas Prior.
Dated 25 March
Endorsed with livery of seisin

[no title]  D 779B/T 1004, 1005  1765

Contents:
Lease and release in trust made between 1. John Whyman the elder of Aston 'stockiner' 2. John Whyman the younger, 1.'s son, land surveyor and 3. Reverend John Rolleston of Aston clerk, in consideration that 2. has agreed to pay Thomas Ratcliff of Stanton iuxta pontem [Stanton by Bridge] farmer £50 which his father owes Ratcliff and that 2. shall after the death of his father and his wife Sarah, pay to Thomas, another of 1.'s sons, of Seany park, county Stafford, £30 and to Sarah wife of Edward Stephenson of Loughborough, county Leicester, farmer £10, to Ann wife of William Buller of Warwick bricklayer £10, and for 1.'s love for 2. and for settling the premises, and for 5s paid by 3. to 1., 1. conveyed to 3. 2 messuages in Aston in the occupation of widow Booker and John Whyman the elder, close called Cross Field Close in Aston in possession of John Whyman the elder containing 4 acres in trust for 1. and his wife Sarah for their lives, then to 2. his heirs and assigns for ever
Dated 13, 14 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 1006  undated

Contents:
Copy of will of John Whyman of Aston schoolmaster: dwellinghouse with garden in Aston in the occupation of James Fletcher to wife Mary for life or until re-marriage, then to son Euclid for life, then to grandson John eldest son of Euclid; 2 dwellinghouses in Aston in the occupation of Jacob Foster and William Betts to son Euclid for life, then to grandson John Whyman; dwellinghouse in Aston under lease to Thomas Parker to daughter Ann Whyman for ever; messuage or house in which testator lives and close in which it stands and garden, in Aston, to 3 friends, Thomas Haywood the elder of Weston farmer, John Ordish the elder of Ingleby farmer and Jonathan Bostock of Weston farmer for 500 years in trust to allow testator's wife to have out of the rents, annuity of £20 until daughter Helen Whyman is 21, then she is to have £15 annually until daughter Elizabeth Whyman is 21, then she is to have £10 annually for life; in further trust, that the trustees shall by sale or mortgage of the messuage and close for a term of 500 years raise £100 for Helen Whyman at age 21, the same for Elizabeth at 21 (with further detail); on expiration of the term and meanwhile, subject to the trusts thereof, the messuage, close and garden to son John; books and mathematical instruments to son Euclid except his bill books; household goods etc to wife, who is executrix (22 January 1799)

[no title]  D 779B/T 1007  undated

Contents:
Copy of lease by 1. John Whyman of Kelmarsh, county Northampton, gentleman to 2. Reverend Charles Holden of Thurgarton Priory, county Nottingham of messuage with outbuildings, garden and close adjoining and belonging, in Aston, late in occupation of John Whyman deceased, father of 1. to whom the same was devised by his father's will, to hold from 5 April last for 21 years, at rent of £28. Covenants relating to possible additions or improvements by Holden (30 September 1800)

[no title]  D 779B/T 1008  1814

Contents:
Probate copy of will of John Whyman of no 15 Little Brook Street, parish of St Pancras, Middlesex: to wife Elizabeth all freehold and personal estate, sole executrix, wife (26 April 1813)
Probate 23 Ap

[no title]  D 779B/T 1009  1814

Contents:
Abstract of Mr Botham's title to an estate at Aston endorsed with a memorandum that Mr Balguy's opinion on this title was given before old John Wyman's open field lands were ascertained and the first abstracted deed of 1712 was not then known to be in existence, signed Wm Whiston, 25 April 1814.
The abstract has 3 parts 1) abstract of 1712 deed (see D 779B/T 1003) 2) small sheet of paper containing a copy of the entry concerning the property of John Whyman as it lay in the open fields, from Aston Field Book made in 1762, noting that "The Crossfield supposed to have been allotted in right of this property" and with further note "Adamss Allotmt", endorsed as abstracted from an old survey found since Mr Balguy gave his opinion of Mrs Elizabeth Whyman's title 3) abstract of Mrs Whyman's title from 1763 (an abstract from Aston enclosure award of March 1763) to 1813.
J Balguy of Duffield's opinion dated 5 January 1814.

[no title]  D 779B/T 1010, 1011  1814

Contents:
Lease and release made between 1. Elizabeth Whyman of Little Brook Street, New Road, in parish St Pancras, county Middlesex, widow and devisee in fee of John Whyman late of same place gent., eldest son and devisee in fee of hereditaments named in last will of John Whyman formerly of Aston schoolmaster deceased 2. Mary Whyman of Aston widow of John Whyman the father 3. Thomas Botham of Aston farmer and 4. William Whiston of Derby gent. a trustee for Botham, reciting will of 1799 so far as it relates to messuage in which John the testator lived, close and garden (D 779B/T 1006) that testator died February 1799, the will of John Whyman the younger who died April 1813, and that Helen and Elizabeth Whyman, daughters of John the father, are aged 17 and 16, and witnessing that for £570 paid to 1. by Botham, she conveyed to him a messuage, outbuildings, garden and close adjoining and belonging in Aston, lately in the tenure of John Whyman the son and now of Thomas Botham as tenant to Charles Shuttleworth Holden, subject to term of 500 years created in will of 1799 and to the trusts thereof, and for 10s Mary Whyman released to Botham her right of dower in the premises and Elizabeth Whyman directed the trustees of 500 year term should stand seised of the premises in trust for Botham (but without prejudice to trusts)
Dated 2, 3 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 1012  1814

Contents:
Account of Mr Botham with Mrs Whyman concerning purchase above, legal costs etc., 1814, with covering letter addressed to William Whiston esquire Derby, 20 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 1013  1817-1819

Contents:
Promissory note from Thomas Botham to Ellen Whyman to pay £100, 26 June 1817, endorsed with receipt for 2 years' interest paid to 'Hellan' Whyman, 29 June 1819

[no title]  D 779B/T 1014  1820

Contents:
Receipt for legacy of £100 paid by Thomas Botham of Aston to Helen Ashby, a sum left her by her father John Whyman deceased, signatures of Thomas and Helen Ashby
Dated 18 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 1015  1819

Contents:
Promissory note as above but to Elizabeth Whyman, 25 May endorsed as on D 779B/T 1013, paid to Elizabeth Whyman, 29 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 1016  1820

Contents:
Receipt as D 779B/T 1014 from Elizabeth Cheatle, signatures of John and Elizabeth Cheatle
Dated 18 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 1017  1845

Contents:
Mortgage by appointment by 1. Thomas Botham of Aston farmer to 2. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire for £562, of messuage, dwellinghouse or tenement with outbuildings, garden and close adjoining and belonging in Aston, heretofore in the tenure of John Whyman but now of Thomas Botham
Dated 10 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 1018  1845

Contents:
Account relating to mortgage above, as to how the sum of £562 is made up
Dated 12 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 1019  1849

Contents:
Agreement by Thomas and Jacob Botham to sell and Edward Holden to buy for £1,000 "the Whyman Hill property" in Aston
Dated 20 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 1020  1849

Contents:
Conveyance by 1. Thomas and Jacob Botham of Aston farmers to 2. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire reciting in part deeds of 2, 3 May 1814 and 10 February 1845, that Thomas Botham the father is dead, his will of 21 February 1843 inter alia leaving his sons Thomas and Jacob (party 1.) his estate in Aston, that the will was proved 25 April 1848, and witnessing that for £999 19s, of which £562 is due on the 1845 mortgage, premises as in the mortgage were conveyed to Holden
Dated 24 March

Bundle of deeds of messuage, close and tithes of close in Aston, purchased by Edward Anthony Holden  D 779B/T 1021-1043  28 March 1849

Arrangement: See D 779B/T 1021-4 and D 779B/T 1036-7 for the messuage, D 779B/T 1025-1035 and D 779B/T 1038-9 for the close and tithes, D 779B/T 1040-43 for all premises.


[no title]  D 779B/T 1021  1788

Contents:
Attested copy of feoffment dated 15 February 1665/6 by 1. Nicholas Willimot of Grays Inn esquire to 2. Christopher Clifford of Aston carpenter, for £15, of cottage late in the possession of Richard Saxon in Aston, and one beastgate or pasturage for one beast every third year in the Neathfeild, one beastgate or pasturage in Crossefeild when the same is in severalty, paying 1d rent and suit to the lord of the manor of Weston if required by Willimot.
Willimot's servant Sampson Baker was attorney for livery of seisin. Seisin delivered 24 Feb 1665/6
Dated 1 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1022, 1023  1788

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Joseph Clifford of Aston wheelwright and Ann his wife to 2. John Adams of Derby servantman for £46, of messuage with cowhouse in Thomas Adams' possession, part of the garden adjoining the messuage, to be divided from the other part thereof in a straight line from the pantry of the messuage to Jacob Botham's wall, in Aston
Dated 1, 2 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1024  [1788]

Contents:
Final concord between John Adams plaintiff and Joseph Clifford and Ann his wife deforciants, concerning 3 messuages, 3 gardens, 3 acres land, tithes of premises, in Aston. £100
Easter 28 GIII

[no title]  D 779B/T 1025, 1026  1797

Contents:
Lease and release made between 1. John Whyman of Aston gentleman and Thomas Haywood of Weston farmer (Whyman's trustee) 2. Mary Dakin of Aston widow 3. John Robinson of Weston yeoman, John Briggs of King's Newton yeoman and John Wilson of Stenson yeoman executors of will of James Henshaw late of Weston farmer and 4. Erasmus Darwin the younger of Derby gent. whereby for £200 paid to Whyman and 5s paid to Haywood by Mary Dakin, Haywood, at Whyman's appointment, conveyed to Mary Dakin a close some time since inclosed by Act of Parliament out of Aston Moor and containing 3 acres 20p in the occupation of John Gee, and tithes arising in the close, reciting mortgage by demise for 1,000 years dated 30 May 1781, made by 1) William Rolleston of Aston baker and Elizabeth his wife to 2) Joseph Thacker of Wiln Mills miller, of the premises inter alia, for securing £200 and interest, and reciting the assignment of the term 16 November 1787 made between 1) William Rolleston baker and wife Elizabeth 2) Seth Cullumbell yeoman and wife Elizabeth 3) William Dudley staymaker 4) John Whyman and Thomas Haywood and 5) James Henshaw farmer, whereby the term was assigned to Henshaw in trust for Whyman, and that Henshaw is now dead and witnessing the assignment of the term to Darwin in trust for Mary Dakin, and with covenant for production of title deeds to the premises. Schedule of deeds 1695-1796
Dated 24, 25 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 1027  1799

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 500 years by 1. Mary Dakin of Aston widow to 2. Francis Jackson of Derby joiner for £80 of premises as in D 779B/T 1025, 1026 in the occupation of Robert Dakin
Dated 25 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 1028  1802

Contents:
Further charge on premises as in D 779B/T 1027 of £60
Dated 7 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 1029  undated


Related information: For details see D 779B/T 834

Contents:
Copy of will of Mary Daykin of Aston widow of Thomas Daykin blacksmith (14 April 1803, proved 26 April 1803)
Copy not dated.

[no title]  D 779B/T 1030, 1031  1804

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Robert Dakin of Aston blacksmith to 2. John Curzon of Derby gentleman for 10s, in trust to auction and to pay off Francis Jackson and then Messrs Thorniwell (see below) and to pay the residue of the sale money if any to Dakin, of close containing 3 acres 20p with tithes in Aston and close containing 2r 18p., both on late moor called Aston Moor, in Dakin's tenure, reciting that Curzon has become responsible to Messrs Thorniwell of Burton on Trent, county Stafford, ironmongers, for payment of debt of £45 and the costs of suit, for which debt Dakin has lately been arrested by Messrs Thorniwell, and that Dakin owns the premises subject to mortgages of £80, £60 and £60, in all £200, and interest, to Francis Jackson of Derby joiner, and that Dakin has agreed to convey the premises to Curzon for his indemnification against payment of the debt and to raise sufficient money to pay off the mortgages
Dated 13, 14 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1032  (1695-1804)

Contents:
Abstract of title endorsed Robert Dakin's title to a close at Aston agreed to be sold to John Meakin but headed inside John Whyman's abstract of title to a close at Aston agreed to be sold to Mrs Mary Dakin. In two parts - 1695 to 28 GIII [1788] and 1697 to 1804. The earliest deed cited is the marriage settlement of Christopher Rolleston of Long Eaton yeoman and Elizabeth Hallam of Toton, county Nottingham widow, daughter of Thomas Taylor of Sandiacre yeoman, settling messuage in Aston in the tenure of John Barton, yard land belonging to the messuage, and a cottage in Aston in the tenure of Hugh ?Stenison, 26 April 1695

[no title]  D 779B/T 1033  1804

Contents:
Feoffment by 1. Robert Dakin of Aston blacksmith, eldest son and heir at law and devisee in fee simple of the premises, named in the last will of Mary Dakin late of Aston widow deceased 2. John Curzon of Derby gentleman and 3. John Meakin of Weston yeoman, reciting deeds of 13, 14 April 1804 (above) and the auction of the premises on 30 April last, when Meakin became the purchaser for £240 and witnessing that for £140 (part of the purchase money) paid to Francis Jackson of Derby joiner by George Taylor of Derby innkeeper at the request of all the parties to this deed in full payment of all money due to Jackson under deeds of 25 January 1799 and 7 May 1802 and for £100 (residue of the purchase money) paid to Curzon by Meakin, Curzon granted to Meakin close containing 3 acres 20p and tithes, in Aston
Dated 14 May
Endorsed with livery of seisin 18 Aug

[no title]  D 779B/T 1034  1804

Contents:
Assignment of terms made between 1. Elizabeth Darwin of the Priory, parish Breadsall, widow and executrix of Erasmus Darwin late of Derby Doctor of Physic, executor of will of Erasmus Darwin the younger of Derby gentleman 2. Francis Jackson of Derby joiner 3. Robert Dakin of Aston blacksmith described as above in D 779B/T 1033 4. John Curzon of Derby gentleman 5. John Meakin of Weston yeoman and 6. George Taylor of Derby innkeeper, reciting deeds of 30 May 1781, 24, 25 March 1797, 25 January 1799 and 7 May 1802, the will of Mary Dakin, deeds of 13, 14 April 1804, auction of the premises, conveyance to Meakin as above, that there is now due to Jackson £140, and Meakin needing to borrow £140 to complete his purchase, Taylor has agreed to lend him the sum and witnessing that for £140 paid by Taylor to Jackson in discharge of mortgage sums of £80 and £60 due under recited deeds of 25 January 1799 and 7 May 1802, and for 10s paid to Darwin by Taylor, she and Jackson assigned to Taylor premises as in feoffment above, D 779B/T 1033, for the remainder of terms of 1,000 and 500 years, subject to redemption
Dated 14 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 1035  1806

Contents:
Feoffment by 1. John Meakin of Weston yeoman to 2. John Adams of Derby yeoman for £110 of close enclosed by Act of Parliament out of common or moor called Aston Moor in Aston containing 3 acres 20p once in the tenure of John Gee, but now of Robert Dakin, and tithes arising from it, subject to payment of £140 charged upon the premises by mortgage thereof to George Taylor of Derby innkeeper, and interest henceforth
Dated 7 April
Endorsed with livery of seisin 5 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 1036, 1037  1824

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. John Adams of Derby yeoman to 2. Catherine Robinson of Aston spinster for £220 of messuage with garden, cowhouse, in Aston, late in the occupation of Thomas Adams but now of William Eyre, and purchased by John Adams from Joseph Clifford of Aston wheelwright
Dated 28, 29 September

[no title]  D 779B/T 1038, 1039  1824

Contents:
Lease and release made between 1. Adams as above 2. George Taylor of 'Wilstrop' in parish of Sawley farmer 3. Catherine Robinson as above and 4. William Whiston of Derby gent., by which, for £280 paid to Adams by Robinson, close described as in 1806 (D 779B/T 1035) but now in the occupation of William Eyre, and tithes, in Aston, was conveyed by him to Robinson, and Taylor at the request of Adams and the nomination of Robinson assigned to Whiston the premises for the remainder of terms of 1,000 and 500 years in trust for Robinson
Dated 28, 29 September

[no title]  D 779B/T 1040  (1827-1833)

Contents:
Copy of the will by Catherine Robinson of Aston spinster: to brother John of Melbourne mercer and draper £500, to brother William of Kings Newton farmer £600, to niece Mary wife of George Moorley of Aston farmer £300, to Ann Moorley daughter of Mary £200, to niece Ann Robinson Eyre wife of William Eyre of Aston butcher £100; messuage with garden, cowhouse etc in Aston in possession of William Eyre, close in Aston containing about 3 acres in possession of William Eyre, with tithes thereof, all lately purchased from John Adams, to brother William in trust to pay rents and profits to neice Ann Robinson Eyre for life for her own separate use; on Ann's death, the messuage and close to use of Catherine daughter of neice Ann Robinson Eyre by her husband William Eyre, but if she dies under 21 without heirs of her body, then to use of all other the children of Ann Robinson Eyre but if there are no others, then to William Eyre for life, and then to nephews William, Sampson, John and Edward sons of testator's brother William; 3 messuages with shop, malt house, outbuildings, yards, gardens in Aston, now in possessions of self, Samuel Eyre, Elijah Coxon, George Mansfield and Richard Joines and other messuages and lands, household goods, money etc to niece Katherine Robinson Eyre, who is executrix (24 October 1827)
Codicil cancels legacy of £600 to brother William as testator has given him that sum (21 June 1832) (Proved 27 March 1833)

[no title]  D 779B/T 1041  1849

Contents:
Covering letter for copy of will and codicil D 779B/T 1040, to John Curzon esquire solicitor, Derby
Dated 27 Feb

[no title]  D 779B/T 1042  1848

Contents:
Agreement between 1. James Boden of Lichfield portrait painter and Catherine his wife and 2. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire for Bodens to sell and Holden to buy premises as in D 779B/T 1043 below, subject to the life estate of Ann Robinson Eyre, for £300 at the execution of the conveyance and £50 on the decease of Ann Robinson Eyre, on which £50 Holden will pay interest at 5% during Ann Robinson Eyre's life, it being intended as an indemnity to Holden against the breaking up into tillage a garden ground of the land, in which case the £50 or part thereof may be used as compensation for injury done to the land. With note that the title deeds are in the possession of William Robinson veterinary surgeon, Bonehill, Tamworth
Dated 15 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 1043  1849

Contents:
Release made by 1. James Boden of the City of Lichfield portrait painter and Catherine his wife, formerly Catherine Eyre spinster to 2. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire for £350 of messuage with garden, cowhouse, outbuildings in Aston formerly in the possession of William Eyre, now used as 3 tenements in the possessions of George Bond, William Parker and - Banton, and close in Aston containing about 3 acres also formerly in William Eyre's possession but now of William Parker and tithes of the close, subject to the life estate of Ann Robinson Eyre, reciting the will of Catherine Robinson insofar as it related to the premises, that Catherine Eyre was 21 on 27 May 1841 and married in 1848
Dated 28 March
Acknowledged as her deed by Catherine Eyre, 30 March

Deeds of 2 messuages and lands in Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in November 1849  D 779B/T 1044-1053  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 1044  1788

Contents:
Copy of will of Christopher Clifford of Aston, made 8 January 1741/2, bequeathing to his wife [Mary] all his goods, cattle and chattels. Proved 5 October 1742
Dated 15 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 1045  1822

Contents:
Copy of an attested copy dated 1 April 1788 of a feoffment dated 15 February 1665/6 made by 1.
Nicholas Willimot of Grays Inn esquire to 2. Christopher Clifford of Aston carpenter for £15 of a cottage late in the possession of Richard Saxon in Aston, one beastgate or pasturage for one beast every third year in the Neather Feild, one beast gate or pasturage for one beast in Crossefeild when the same is in severalty, rent 1d., suit to lord of Weston manor if required by Willmot. Sampson Baker, Willmot's servant, is attorney for livery of seisin, made 24 Feb
Dated 18 October
Endorsed with pencilled genealogy of Clifford family from Christopher

[no title]  D 779B/T 1046  1822

Contents:
Copy of final concord dated Easter term 28 George III [1788] between John Adams plaintiff and Joseph Clifford and Anne his wife deforciants, concerning 3 messuages, 3 gardens, 3 acres land in Aston, tithes of the premises. £100
Dated 18 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 1047  1826

Contents:
Lease and release to uses by 1. Joseph Clifford of Barrow upon Trent yeoman and Ann his wife to 2.
James Bentley of the same blacksmith, Clifford wishing to make provision for his wife if she survives him and in consideration of 10s., of 2 messuages with outbuildings in Aston, formerly in the occupation of Mary Harrison and Edward Browne, now of Thomas Barker and Henry Younge, 2 freehold inclosures in Aston called the Elder or Alder Hade and the Moor Close, containing 1½ acres, in the occupation of Jacob Foster, the estate and inheritance of Christopher, then of Joseph Clifford both deceased, father and grandfather of Joseph of Barrow upon Trent above, to the use of Joseph for life, then to Bentley for ever, the latter covenanting to provide meat, drink, lodging, washing, attendance and other necessaries for Ann Clifford if she survives her husband, provided that if Bentley should be dispossessed of the premises, whilst dispossessed, the covenant should be void
Dated 7, 8 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1048-1052  1849

Contents:
Agreement for sale of houses in Aston Village and 2 small crofts by James Bentley to Edward Holden for £450, ?13 April 1849; abstract of title of James Bentley to these properties (1665/6 - 1836) 1849, with covering letter, 4 May 1849; 2 letters relating to meeting between Bentley and Holden, 20 and 23 October 1849

[no title]  D 779B/T 1053  1849

Contents:
Conveyance made between 1. James Bentley of Barrow upon Trent blacksmith 2. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire and 3. Reverend James Richard Holden of Pleasley clerk, reciting deeds of 7, 8 April 1836 and that Joseph and Ann Clifford are both dead and witnessing that for £450 paid by E A Holden to Bentley and 10s paid by J R Holden to Bentley, premises as in 1836 deeds were conveyed (but Thomas Parker not Barker is named as an occupant) to E A Holden
Dated 2 November

Purchase by Edward Anthony Holden of messuage with blacksmith's shop in Aston in 1853  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 1054  1853

Contents:
Conveyance made between 1. John Halladay of Aston blacksmith 2. Mary Halladay of the same widow 3. William Turner gent., George Hood glazier, George German draper, William Williamson merchant's clerk, John Hackett tape manufacturer, William Peach ironfounder, Francis Dixon gent., John Sowter draper, all of Derby. John Towle of Borrowash gent. Henry Forman of Chellaston farmer and Joseph Parker of Osmaston farmer and 4. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire, reciting that by lease and release dated 27, 28 June 1830 made between 1) Joseph Halladay of Derby bricklayer 2) Saint George Smith of Derby gent. 3) Thomas Halladay of Aston blacksmith, since dead and 4) John Spencer of Derby gent, the premises below were assured to the use of Thomas Halladay since deceased, and by lease and release dated 29, 30 June 1830 made between 1) Thomas Halladay since dead 2) Saint George Smith and 3) John Spencer the premises were mortgaged to Spencer for £100 and interest, and that Spencer, on 14 November 1832, acknowledged that the sums of £80 and £20 mentioned in last deeds of 1832, were the proper monies of the trustees of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel of Aston upon Trent and he was their trustee, and that party 3. are the Trustees of the Chapel and that Thomas Halladay died intestate leaving John Halladay his son and heir at law and Mary Halladay his widow and witnessing that for £100 paid to 3. by Holden at the request of 1. and 2. and for £100 paid to John Halladay and 10s to Mary Halladay by Holden, Mary Halladay and party 3. released and John Halladay conveyed to Holden, messuage with blacksmith's shop belonging in Aston, late in the occupation of Thomas Halladay, now of John and Mary Halladay, and the pump and well and privy, formerly a coal house, in that part of the yard adjoining the messuage and separated from the yard by a new brick wall
23 March

Deeds of 3 messuages in Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in February 1857  D 779B/T 1055-1063  [n.d.]


Related information: (see also D 779B/T 660-666)

[no title]  D 779B/T 1055  1828

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Edward Anthony Holden of Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, and of Aston esquire to 2. John Clarke of Aston labourer and John Curzon of Derby gent., for £100 and 10s., of messuage with garden in Aston formerly in the possession of Martha Hood and now of John Clarke, to the use of Clarke. With schedule of deeds 1772-1827
Dated 21, 22 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 1056, 1057  1847

Contents:
Promissory note for payment to son John Clarke of £55 15s 6d with interest (cancelled by name being torn off) and memorandum of deposit in hands of son John Clarke of title deeds relating to 'my' 3 houses at Aston as collateral security for £55 15s 6d with undertaking to execute a mortgage on request. Not signed
Dated 8 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1058  1849

Contents:
Conveyance by 1. John Clarke the elder of Aston labourer to 2. John Clarke the younger of Castle Donington, county Leicester, carrier, son of 1., for £59 15s 6d owing by 1. to 2. on a promissory note now cancelled and for the natural love and affection of 1. to 2. and for advancing him in the world, of messuage with garden in Aston formerly in the occupation of Martha Hood and now of 1., and 2 other messuages since erected by 1. on part of the ground of the first mentioned messuage and now occupied by John Booth and Henry Moreton
Dated 26 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1059  1849

Contents:
Mortgage by 1. John Clarke the younger of Castle Donington, county Leicester, carrier to 2. Elizabeth Yerl of Ingleby spinster and 3. Joseph Sale of Derby gentleman for £100 paid by 2. to 1. and 5s paid by 3. to 1., of premises as in D 779B/T 1058
Dated 27 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1060  (1828-1849)

Contents:
Schedule of deeds relating to the title of John Clarke the younger to messuages and premises in Aston in mortgage to Miss Elizabeth Yerl

[no title]  D 779B/T 1061  1857

Contents:
Letter concerning conveyance D 779B/T 1052 Joseph Sale to Ed A Holden Esquire at Aston
Dated 9 Feb

[no title]  D 779B/T 1062  1857

Contents:
Conveyance made between 1. Joseph Sale of Derby gentleman 2. Elizabeth Yerl of Ingleby spinster 3. John Clarke the younger of East Bridgeford near Ratcliffe, county Nottingham, yeoman 4. John Clarke the elder of Aston labourer 5. John Curzon of Derby esquire, a trustee for John Clarke the elder for the purpose of preventing dower and 6. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston Hall esquire for £100 paid to Yerl by Holden in discharge of a mortgage of 27 April 1849 and for £30, the balance of the purchase money paid to Clarke the younger by Holden and for 5s. paid to each of the other parties, all first five parties conveyed or released premises as in 1849 deeds above, to Holden
Dated 9 Feb

[no title]  D 779B/T 1063  1857

Contents:
Bill of legal costs, Joseph Sale to John Clarke, relating to conveyance above, receipted 13 Feb

Bundle of deeds of 3 messuages in Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in July 1857  D 779B/T 1064-1086  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 1064  1652

Contents:
Bargain and sale and feoffment by 1. Henry Whyman of Aston husbandman to 2. Michael Husse of Aston husband [man] for 30s of ½ ley or parcel of grass ground lying in Aston called halfe Acre leyes, in the possession of Henry, the east end extending to the middle of the ley as it is now divided, which half adjoins the common called Health Leyes and abuts on Aston Moor on the west end thereof. Refers to Henry's wife Mary
Dated 2 July
Endorsed with livery of seisin 17 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 1065  1655

Contents:
'Articles of Covenants' between 1. Henry Whymon of Aston labourer and 2. Michael Husse of Aston, that Whymon for £1 19s to be paid at Michaelmas has bargained and sold to Husse one portion of arable containing one rood lying in the field of Aston on a sutte called the Heath being part of a lea now in the possession of Henry Whymon and Michael Husse, being all that part of the lea between the ground of Husse and Henry Whymon's garden ditch and all the portion of ground between the west end of Henry Whymon's house and the moor being 7 yards of ground
Dated 30 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 1066  1655

Contents:
Bargain and sale and feoffment by 1. Henry Whymon of Aston husbandman to 2. Michael Husse of Aston husbandman for 39s of half of arable land being part of a land whereupon Henry Whymon 's house now stands containing one rood being that part of the land between Michael Husse's ground on the east and Henry Whymon's garden ditch, in possession of Henry Whymon
Dated 29 October
Endorsed with livery of seisin 31 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 1067  1655

Contents:
Bond in £40 from Henry Whymon of Aston husbandman to Michael Husse of Aston husbandman for performance of covenants of even date and of indenture made between same parties on 2 July 1652
Dated 29 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 1068  1655

Contents:
Bond in £20 from Whymon to Husse as above for Whymon's performance of covenants in an indenture of marriage of even date made between Henry Whymon and Helen his wife and Michael Husse
Dated 1 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 1069  1694

Contents:
Bargain and sale and feoffment (but with no livery of seisin) by 1. Ann Cowper of Aston widow and Robert Cowper, Ann's son to 2. Luke Browne of Aston labourer for £4 of half a ley or parcel of grass ground in Aston called hafe acres layes in Luke's possession, the east end extending to the middle of the lay as it is now divided, which half adjoins the common called heath lays and buts on Aston Moor on the west end
Dated 20 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 1070  1723/4

Contents:
Deed of gift from Luke Browne of Aston, for love towards son John Browne of Aston, to son John of house and land adjoining containing ½ acre
Dated 8 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 1071  1732

Contents:
Probate copy of the will of John Brown of Aston labourer: to wife everything for her life, keeping herself in the same name and then to children share and share alike, but the house to eldest daughter Sarah paying the other children in proportion the value of it, all of the 'particulars' to second daughter Mary provided the eldest should die and so to the youngest if she should die; if all children should die to nephew Mathew Brown and heirs for ever. No executor named (23 April 1732). Wife Sara granted administration. Probate dated 14 Nov

[no title]  D 779B/T 1072, 1073  1752

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. William Harriss of Aston brickmaker and labourer and Sarah his wife, William Heapes of Stapleford, county Nottingham, framework knitter and Mary his wife, Ann Browne of Kegworth, county Leicester, spinster (which Sarah, Mary and Ann are the daughters, coheirs and devisees of John Brown late of Aston labourer deceased) and Matthew Browne of Draycote labourer and Sarah his wife (Matthew being John Browne's nephew and another devisee) to 2. John Huss of Long Eaton yeoman for £26, of messuage and piece of land containing ½ acre adjoining and the slip of ground adjoining on the northward side of the house in Aston and in possession of Heapes (appears to read that Heapes was tenant only of the slip of ground, but see D 779B/T 1075-6)
Dated 3, 4 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1074  1752

Contents:
Bond in £100 for performance of covenants of even date (D 779B/T 1073)
Dated 4 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1075, 1076  1760

Contents:
Lease and release made between 1. William Harriss of Aston labourer and Sarah his wife, a daughter and devisee of John Browne as in D 779B/T 1072-3 and John Huss of Long Eaton yeoman 2. George Lane of Aston yeoman and Sarah his wife and 3. John Moreley of Derby butcher, whereby for £60 paid to Huss and 5s to the Harriss's and Huss by Moreley, property as in D 779B/T 1072-3, all heretofore in the possession of William Heapes but now of George Lane, were conveyed to the use of Lane and his wife, for their lives and then to the use of Lane's heirs and assigns, with declaration of uses of a fine of the premises
Dated 29, 30 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 1077  1781

Contents:
Memorandum of agreement between 1. George Lane of Aston yeoman and Sarah his wife and 2. William Clifford of Shardlow cordwainer, for Lane to convey messuages in Aston (as in D 779B/T 1078-9) and Clifford to pay Lane £12 on execution of the conveyance and to execute a bond for payment of £10 annuity to Lane and wife for their joint lives and £8 10s annuity to survivor, and for 1. to have use of the parlour in which they now live, without rent. Endorsed with receipt for £12, and on 13 November, that the parties agreed the Lanes were to have the road into the parlour and the garden and the 'coalas'
Dated 10 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 1078, 1079  1781

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. George Lane of Aston yeoman and Sarah his wife to 2. William Clifford of Shardlow cordwainer for £12 and annuity of £10 for 1.'s joint lives and £8 for life of survivor, use of parlour, passage, coal house and garden for joint lives and life of survivor, of several messuages in the tenure of George Lane, Joseph Bramley, Thomas Hickenbotham and Thomas Daykin with buildings, gardens etc
Dated 23, 25 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 1080  undated

Contents:
Copy of the will of William Clifford of Shardlow parish Aston, cordwainer: 3 dwellinghouses at Aston in the possessions of William ?Cook, Joseph Brambley and Thomas Tompson with gardens and orchards adjoining, and dwellinghouse at Shardlow, adjoining other premises hereinafter mentioned, which eldest son William lately built and is now in the possession of William Farrow, with garden or small bit of land adjoining, to son William; all other property to son William; all household goods, linen, china, books, book and other debts, money, cows etc to son George Clifford, but chargeable with payment of £150 to each of other children, Samuel, John, Maria, Jemimah, Mary and Elizabeth and subject to payment of debts (further detail); whereas roof of aforesaid house at Shardlow projects over the roof of the house in which the testator dwells, before given to son George and the side of testator's house forms the gable end of the house given to William, if George wishes to take down his dwellinghouse or to raise the roof thereof, it may be lawful for him to do so first giving testator's son William a fortnight's notice that he may take away such projecting part of the roof or build up a gable end to his house, and if William does not remove the projecting part, it may be lawful for George to do it; also if it needs repair and William will not remove it; and then or if in taking down either of the houses or raising of George's roof William shall build a gable end to his house from the ground and leave a space of 9" for an eaves' drop between the houses, then testator gives George a right of foot road from his garden over the land at the end of the house given to William to and from the well in the yard belonging to house in Thomas Cantrell's possession.
Son George executor (12 January 1816)

[no title]  D 779B/T 1081  1822

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 1,000 years by 1. William Clifford of Wilne farmer, eldest son and heir at law and also a devisee named in the will of William Clifford late of Shardlow cordwainer deceased to 2. William Whiston of Derby gentleman for £100 of 3 messuages with orchards and gardens in Aston formerly in the tenures of George Lane, Joseph Bromley, Thomas Hickenbotham and Thomas Daykin, but now of Mary Thompson, Mary Cook and Joshua Marshall
Dated 8 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 1082, 1083  1831

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. William Clifford of Wilne, parish Aston, cordwainer and farmer (described as in 1822) to 2. Richard Robotham of Wilne bookkeeper reciting mortgage (D 779B/T 1081) and that £100 is still owed to William Whiston, and conveying for £110 premises as in 1822 mortgage, subject to the mortgage
Dated 27, 28 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 1084  1833

Contents:
Memorandum that Richard Hardy Robotham of Wilne, parish Aston, book-keeper acknowledged the deposit with William Whiston of Derby gent. of conveyance of equity of redemption relating to 3 messuages in Aston in the occupations of Thomas Cook and John Wright, as a collateral security for £30 owing to Whiston, and undertaking to execute a mortgage of the messuages for better security of the £30
Dated 1 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 1085  1857

Contents:
Agreement by Richard Hardy Robotham to sell to Edward A Holden esquire 4 cottages and a plot of land containing ½ acre on Aston Moor bounded by Holden's property on 3 sides and Adams gardens on the other side, for £170
Dated 16 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 1086  1857

Contents:
Conveyance made between 1. William Whiston of Derby gentleman 2. Richard Hardy Robotham of Wilne farmer 3. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire and 4. Reverend James Richard Holden of Ruddington, county Nottingham, clerk, reciting mortgage of 1822 (D 779B/T 1081) and that there is now due to Whiston the £100 in the mortgage and a further £30, and witnessing that for £130 paid by E A Holden to Whiston and £40, the residue of the purchase money, paid by E A Holden to Robotham, properties as in 1822 mortgage, but now in the occupations of Francis Morton, Jane Thompson and George Clayton, were conveyed by Robotham to E A Holden and for the £130 above, and 10s paid by J R Holden to Whiston, the latter assigned to J R Holden the term of 1,000 years in the mortgage, in trust for E A Holden
Dated 24 July

Bundle of deeds of 2 cottages in Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in December 1857 and February 1859  D 779B/T 1087-1091  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 1087  1765

Contents:
Articles of agreement between 1. John Whyman the younger of Aston gentleman and 2. James Adams of Aston yeoman for Adams to pay £50 to Whyman for the purchase of messuage, cottage or tenement in Aston in the tenure of John Dally as soon as a good title can be made and John Dally can be got out of possession
Dated 4 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1088, 1089  1766

Contents:
Lease and release made between 1. John Whyman the younger of Aston gentleman and wife Mary, John Whyman the elder stocking framework knitter and wife Sarah 2. John Stenson of Derby hosier and 3. James Addames of Aston yeoman, whereby for £50 paid to Whyman the younger and his wife and 5s paid to Whyman the elder and his wife by Addames, the Whymans conveyed messuage, cottage or tenement in Aston in tenure of John Dally to Addames
Dated 27, 28 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 1090  1857


Related information: See also D 779B/T 1096

Contents:
Conveyance by 1. John Adams of Aston, formerly a boatman to 2. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire for £40 of a cottage in Aston at or near to Aston Moor Side and in the occupation of James Fletcher, with covenant to produce lease and release of 27, 28 February 1766 above
Dated 4 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 1091  1859

Contents:
Conveyance by Adams to Holden as above for £36 of cottage with garden in Aston at or near to Aston Moor Side in Adams' occupation and adjoining to a house and garden of James Adams and bounded by the lane, with covenant to produce lease and release of 27, 28 February 1766
Dated 16 February

Purchase of a messuage in Aston by Edward Anthony Holden in February 1858  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 1092  1858

Contents:
Conveyance by 1. William Turner lately a draper, George German draper, William Williamson merchant's clerk, John Sowter bookkeeper, all of Derby, John Towle of Borrowash gent., Henry Forman of Chellaston farmer, Joseph Parker of Osmaston farmer to 2. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire and 3. Reverend James Richard Holden of Ruddington, county Nottingham, clerk (reciting that 1. are surviving trustees appointed in deed of 1 July 1830, of premises below excepting Francis Dixon of Derby gentleman who has withdrawn from the trusts of the deed) for £160 paid by 2. and 10s paid by 3. of messuage adjoining the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Aston with the bakehouse (lately converted into a room and forming part of the messuage), back kitchen, dairy and appendages, yard and appurtenances belonging, formerly in the occupation of John Halladay deceased, after of Ann Halladay widow, after of George Foster and George Calverly, and now of John Joines, to the use of 2.
Dated 25 February

Deeds and papers of messuages in Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in June 1858  D 779B/T 1093-1103  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 1093, 1094  1823

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. John Frearson of Aston joiner and wife Esther, Elizabeth Frearson of Aston spinster, Henry Watkinson of Loughborough, county Leicester, brush manufacturer and wife Mary, James Hinkley of Aston butcher and wife Jane, William Booth the younger of Derby butcher and wife Ann (which John Frearson, Elizabeth Frearson, Mary Watkinson, Jane Hinckley and Ann Booth are the 5 younger children of Lovat Frearson late of Aston joiner deceased) to 2. John Wright of Derby surgeon and apothecary, reciting that Lovat Frearson by his will dated 3 April 1817 bequeathed the premises below to his wife Mary for her life, then to his 5 younger children share and share alike, that both Lovat and Mary Frearson are dead and the 5 children wish to make a partition of the premises and witnessing that for 5s paid by 2. to 1., the latter have conveyed to Wright, 10 messuages in Aston in the several possessions mentioned below, 6 of which were built by Lovat Frearson on the site of a messuage and land purchased of John Locker, and 3 of which were built on a plot of land purchased by him, together with the remaining house, from John Gee, in trust as to the 2 messuages in the tenure of John Frearson and John Moldey to use of John Frearson, as to the 2 in the possession of W Astle and M Barton to the use of Elizabeth Frearson, as to the 2 in the possession of Thomas Barton and M Dilkes to the use of Henry Watkinson, as to 2 in possession of C Godfrey and G Clifford to use of James Hinkley and as to 2 in possession of - Tomlinson and - Pirkins to the use of William Booth
Dated 17, 18 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 1095  1824

Contents:
Mortgage by demise for 500 years made between 1. James Hinkley of Aston butcher 2. John Wright of Derby surgeon and 3. Benjamin Stables of Bun Hills, Etwall -, for £70 paid to Hinkley and 10s to Wright, of 2 messuages adjoining at Aston in tenures of C Godfrey and G Clifford
Dated 10 September

[no title]  D 779B/T 1096  no year

Contents:
Letter to Curzon from E A Holden concerning conveyance of 1857 (see D 779B/T 1090) and conveyance of 1858 (see D 779B/T 1102).
Dated 24 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 1097  undated

Contents:
Copy of probate copy of the will of Benjamin Stables of ?the Bannels House, Etwall, farmer to wife Elizabeth Bladon Stables tenant right of farm in Etwall parish which he holds under landlord Robert Leaper Newton esquire, asking that Newton will accept her as tenant; implements of husbandry, horses, carts etc farming stock absolutely; use of household goods and furniture for life so long as she remains a widow; messuage in St Werburgh parish, Derby, in the possession of Robert Clements for life or widowhood; annuity of £100 for widowhood or £50 if she remarries; to daughter Elizabeth 3/7 of 6 messuages with gardens in parish St Werburgh, Derby lately purchased from Thomas the younger, George Horatio and John Mart, share and share alike with any other children to be born, unless Eliza or any other children die under 21 without issue, in which case to wife for her life or widowhood, then to sisters Mary Smith and Ann Foster for life, then to their children and the children of late sisters Elizabeth Smith and Alice Mart; all other real estate and money to friends James Kinsey of Derby maltster and John ?Watson of Willington farmer, in trust to pay annuity to wife, maintain last mentioned premises and invest for education and advancement of Eliza until 21 or marriage, then to pay her the proceeds of the estate, and after the death or 2nd marriage of Elizabeth and death of Eliza, in trust to sell the last mentioned messuages and divide the proceeds and the personal estate equally amongst Eliza's children (further detail) or if she has none, to stand seised of all real and personal estate in trust for Elizabeth Stables for life or widowhood, then in trust for sisters Mary Smith and Ann Foster for their lives, then to their children and the children of late sisters Elizabeth Smith and Alice Mart. Executors, wife and trustees
(5 Feb 1833, proved 8 Oct 1833)

[no title]  D 779B/T 1098, 1099  undated

Contents:
Covering letter for D 779B/T 1097, and paper

[no title]  D 779B/T 1100  1858

Contents:
Abstract of the will of Mrs Elizabeth Bladon Stables of Kirk Langley widow so far as relates to devise of trust and mortgage estates: all such estates vested in her were devised to William Whiston the younger of Derby gentleman and William Edwards of Derby watchmaker in trust (10 Feb 1848, proved 25 April 1848) with notes of deaths of 3 executors of Benjamin Stables' will in 1840 and 1843 and of William Edwards Endorsed 1858

[no title]  D 779B/T 1101  1858


Related information: see D 779B/T 1095

Contents:
Abstract of mortgage dated 10 September 1824

[no title]  D 779B/T 1102  1858

Contents:
Conveyance made between 1. William Whiston the younger of Derby gent., 2. John Hinkley of Paxton Cottage, Church Way, Hampstead, county Middlesex - 3. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire and 4. Reverend James Richard Holden of Ruddington, county Nottingham clerk, reciting inter alia that James Hinkley (see D 779B/T 1095) died intestate leaving 2. his eldest son and heir and that £70 (the principal sum in mortgage) is now due to Whiston as surviving executor of Mrs Stables (see D 779B/T 1100) the surviving executor of her husband, and witnessing that for £70 paid by Holden (3.) to Whiston at Hinkley 's direction, and for £10, the remainder of £80 purchase money, paid by Holden to Hinkley, Hinkley conveyed to Holden (3.) messuages adjoining each other in Aston heretofore in the tenure of C Godfrey and G Clifford but now of -, and for 10s paid by Holden (4.) to Whiston, the latter assigned mortgage term to Reverend James Holden in trust for Edward Anthony Holden. With 2 papers annexed.
Dated 30 June

[no title]  D 779B/T 1103  1858

Contents:
Bill of legal costs relating to above conveyance, receipted 13 August

Deeds of 3 cottages in Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in January 1862  D 779B/T 1104-1112  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 1104  undated

Contents:
Copy of deed to declare uses of a fine made between 1. Mary Gee the elder, widow of Thomas, late of Aston, husbandman and John eldest son and heir of Thomas 2. Thomas younger son of Thomas, and Mary Gee the younger, daughter of Thomas deceased and 3. William Leaper of Derby gent., reciting that Archdale Palmer esquire and Anne his wife, Mary Gee the elder and John Gee, levied a fine to William Leaper and heirs of 2 cottages in Aston in tenure of Mary and John, and of land, selion or ley of arable land containing ½ acre in the same occupation in Cross Field in Aston and shooting upon Crab Tree Shutt, together with a cottage and parcels of land in Chaddesden, in Trinity Term last, and declaring that the fine shall enure, as to the cottages etc in Aston to the use of Mary Gee for life, then to Leaper for 99 years, then to John Gee and his heirs and assigns for ever, and as for the term of 99 years in trust to raise £15 (£10 for Thomas Gee to be paid within one year after Mary the elder's death, with interest at 2½% per annum from 29 September next, and £5 for Mary Gee the younger, payable within one year of Mary the elder's death), which £15 is in full satisfaction of legacies which Thomas Gee and Mary the younger may demand out of the personal estate of Thomas Gee deceased, provided that when the £15 is paid the term of 99 years ceases (10 April 1729)

[no title]  D 779B/T 1105  undated

Contents:
Copy of will of John Gee senior of Aston: to Mary Snow daughter of Joseph Stevenson £5, Mary Stevenson of Donington £5, Elizabeth Boswell of Lee Church £5, Mary wife of John Burch £3 and Easter Stevenson daughter of Mary Burch £5; to nephew Joseph Gee a piece of land in this lordship called Moor Close for life, with remainder to nephew John Gee of this town for ever; to Thomas Gee of Normanton £5 to be paid out of the close; to nephew's son John Gee junior the house in which testator lives, at 21 if testator's wife is dead, and if wife dies before he is 21, then nephew John is to have it until John junior reaches 21, and also if John junior dies before 21, from death of testator's wife; to nephew John Gee the house in which William Shaw lives with reversion of real estate in lordship of Aston; household goods to be divided amongst persons before mentioned after wife's death; all legacies to be paid after wife's death and she is to hold everything for life. Nephews John and Joseph Geen executors (16 March 1768)

[no title]  D 779B/T 1106  1820

Contents:
Feoffment by 1. John Gee of Long 'Whatton', county Leicester farmer, eldest brother and heir at law of Thomas Gee late of Aston farmer deceased, eldest son and heir of John Gee formerly of Aston farmer deceased, a nephew and devisee in fee named in will of John Gee the elder heretofore of Aston farmer deceased to 2. William Daykin of Aston blacksmith and William Whiston of Derby gent, for £55 paid by Daykin, of messuage in Aston formerly in possession of William Shaw, late of Thomas Barker, but now of Alexander Gaskin (which was devised by John Gee the elder to John Gee father of John Gee above in will of 16 March 1768) to use of Daykin
Dated 22 April
Endorsed with livery of seisin

[no title]  D 779B/T 1107  1820

Contents:
Bond in £100, John Gee of Long Whatton, farmer and Robert Gee of Aston farmer to William Daykin as in D 779B/T 1106 to save Daykin harmless and the property against claims of Elizabeth, John Gee's wife
Dated 22 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1108  undated

Contents:
Bill of legal costs, William Whiston to William Daykin, receipted

[no title]  D 779B/T 1109  1861

Contents:
Copy of probate copy of will of William Daykin of Aston blacksmith and bachelor: everything to William Roberts of Shardlow joiner and Daykin 's friend Samuel Cresswell of Shardlow schoolmaster, in trust to sell real estate and convert personal estate to pay debts and legacies:- to brother George £100, sister Elizabeth, wife of William Roberts £100, brother Robert £80, neice, wife of William Haseldine £20, nephew George Slater £10, nephew John Slater £10, neice Catherine Slater £10, neice Ellen Spencers (sic) £10, nephew William Spencer £10; residue amongst nephews and neices equally, except the children of late sister Sarah. Roberts and Cresswell, executors (Will 15 October 1841, proved 27 August 1861)
Dated 15 Oct

[no title]  D 779B/T 1110  1862

Contents:
Deed of disclaimer by Samuel Cresswell late of Shardlow schoolmaster, now of Louth, county Lincoln, of offices of trustee and executor of the will of William Daykin (above in D 779B/T 1109) who died 3 July 1860
Dated 15 January

[no title]  D 779B/T 1111  (1820-1862)

Contents:
Abstract of title of William Roberts trustee under will of William Daykin deceased to messuages and premises in Aston

[no title]  D 779B/T 1112  1862

Contents:
Conveyance by 1. William Roberts of Shardlow joiner (trustee under will of William Daykin) to 2. Edward Anthony Holden and 3. William Thiston the younger gentleman of Derby for £100, of 3 cottages in village of Aston in occupation of Samuel Daykin, heretofore known as messuage in parish of Aston and formerly in the possession of William Shaw, after of Thomas Barker, then of Alexander Gaskin, to use of Holden.
Dated 31 January

Deeds of 2 messuages at Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in August 1862  D 779B/T 1113-1119  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 1113  1836

Contents:
Lease and release made between 1. William Booth of Derby butcher 2. John Wright of Derby surgeon and apothecary 3. William Frearson of Normanton yeoman and 4. John Barber of Derby gentleman wherebyfor £100 paid to Booth and 10s to Wright by Frearson, Wright and Booth conveyed to Frearson 2 messuages at Aston formerly in the possessions of Middleton Tomlinson and Joseph Parkins (or Perkins) and now of - Thompson and Mrs Shredder, to the use of Barber in trust for Frearson.
Dated 14, 15 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1114  (1836-1858)

Contents:
Abstract of the title of William Buxton and Ann his wife and John Bates and Sarah his wife to 2 cottages at Aston sold to Edward Anthony Holden esquire, including abstract of will of William Frearson dated 14 March 1856, by which he gave all his property to wife Elizabeth for life and after her death, one messuage at Aston with garden, yards, in the occupation of William Hinkley, with use of passage, to daughter Sarah Bates, and messuage at Aston adjoining the last mentioned, with garden, in the occupation of William Webb and subject to right of passage, to daughter Ann Buxton, proved 18 October 1858.

[no title]  D 779B/T 1115-1117  1862

Contents:
Certificates of marriage of John Bates and Sarah Frearson (22 January 1862 -sic), of William Buxton and Ann Frearson (20 May 1839) and of burial of Elizabeth Frearson (15 Dec 1861). Dated August

[no title]  D 779B/T 1118  1862

Contents:
Conveyance made between 1. John Bates of Osmaston publican and wife Sarah, William Buxton of Kilburn farmer and wife Ann 2. John Barber of Derby gentleman 3. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston Hall esquire, and 4. Horatio Bateman of Derby gent, by which for £100 paid to party 1. and 10s paid to Barber by Holden, parties 1. and 2. conveyed to Holden and Bateman his trustee 2 messuages at Aston adjoining with gardens, yards and passage between the same into Ludlows Yard (details given), tenants as in D 779B/T 1113 (but possibly Threadder instead of Shredder) but late in possession of William Hinkley and William Webb and now of William Howitt and Robert Briggs. Dated 30 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 1119  1862

Contents:
Acknowledgement of D 779B/T 1118 by Sarah Bates and Ann Buxton.
Dated 30 August

Deeds of Sikes Big and Little Moor Closes in Aston purchased by Edward Anthony Holden in 1863  D 779B/T 1120-1132  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 1120  1857-1858

Contents:
Copies of baptismal certificates of Hannah Maria (10 June 1780) Joseph (13 December 1781) and Sophia Josepha Sikes (9 September 1783), all children of Joseph and Mary Sikes, extracted 31 December 1857.
Endorsed 1857 and 1858.

[no title]  D 779B/T 1121  1858

Contents:
Requisitions and remarks on title to land at Aston, signed J Smith. Dated 6 March.
Endorsed Francis Sikes esquire to Mr John Walters.

[no title]  D 779B/T 1122  1858

Contents:
Declaration of indemnity by Ann Cawkwell (wife of John Cawkwell of Newark upon Trent, county Nottingham, gardener) aged 76, who about 50 years ago entered into the service of Mrs Mary Sikes widow of Joseph Sikes esquire, of the Chauntry House, Newark, as ladies maid to Mrs Sikes and her daughters, with much information on the Sikes family. Dated 24 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 1124  1858

Contents:
Certificate of payment of succession duty by Francis Sikes (late Francis Baines) of the Chauntry House, Newark on Trent gentleman on 13 acres 2r 0p of land at Aston in tenure of Edward Anthony Holden esquire, derived from Reverend Joseph Sikes who died on 21 April 1857, under his will. Dated 7 October

[no title]  D 779B/T 1123  1858

Contents:
Conveyance by 1. Francis Sikes of the Chauntry House, Newark upon Trent, gent, formerly Francis Baines who assumed the name of Sikes 14 December last to 2. John Walters of Darley Abbey next Derby farmer for £1,250, of 2 closes adjoining in Aston called Sikes Big Moor Close containing 10 acres 1r 15p and Sikes Little Moor Close 3 acres 1r 5p (with detail of boundaries) in occupation of Edward Anthony Holden esquire. Dated 25 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 1125  1861

Contents:
Inland Revenue account of succession to real property by William Walters of Derby on death of brother John on 29 June 1859, and relating to 2 closes as in D 779B/T 1123, signed by William Walters 19 November, and receipted for duty paid, 2 Dec

[no title]  D 779B/T 1126  1862

Contents:
Agreement by William Walters of Derby farmer to sell and Edward Anthony Holden of Aston Esquire to purchase premises as in D 779B/T 1123, for £1,200.
Dated 8 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 1127  1862

Contents:
Abstract of title of William Walters to freehold at Aston, which includes abstract of will of Joseph Sikes of Newark esquire who devised property in Derby or the suburbs thereof and in county Stafford, mansion house in Newark and property in cos Nottingham and Derby (3 March 1798, proved 6 July 1798) and of the will of the Reverend Joseph Sikes son of the above Joseph, who devised messuage and farm in Burrows in the parish of Brailsford, cottages in Chellaston, messuage in Hognaston, Callow Moor in parish Callow, piece of ground in Shardlow Moor, parish Aston, parcel of land in Findern parish, close in Penny Long Lane, parish St Alkmund, Derby, Sinfin Moor Close, close in Kirk Ireton, Sturston Meadow in Ashbourne parish and a close in Newark called Lovers Lane Close, all the inheritance of his late father to Francis Baines (4 December 1852, proved 25 June 1857) (1798, 1852-1862)

[no title]  D 779B/T 1128-1130  1863

Contents:
Certificates of baptism of William son of John and Hannah Walters 19 June 1810, and of burials of John Walters 7 April 1857 and Hannah Walters 3 June 1856. Dated 17-18 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 1131  1863

Contents:
Statutory declaration of William Whiston the younger of Derby gentleman as to the heir at law of John Walters deceased (containing details of Walters family). Dated 24 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 1132  1863


Related information: See D 779B/E 160 for purchase of Aston glebe

Contents:
Conveyance made between 1. William Walters of Derby farmer 2. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston Hall esquire and 3. Horatio Bateman of Derby gent, by which for £1,200, two closes adjoining in the parish of Aston called Sikes Big Moor Close, containing 10 acres 1r 15p and Sikes Little Moor Close, containing 3 acres 1r 2p (giving details of boundaries) and in the tenure of E A Holden above, were conveyed by Walters to Holden. Dated 25 March

Miscellaneous documents relating, or probably relating to title to property  D 779B/T 1133-1135  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 1133  1828-1863

Contents:
Label for 32 deeds representing various purchases made by Mr Holden between 1828 and 1863 inclusive arranged in the order in which the premises are described in the settlement of 1863.

[no title]  D 779B/T 1134  1870

Contents:
Deed of covenant for the production of title deeds made between 1. Edith..... Hastings Countess of Loudon, wife of Charles F A Hastings of Donington Park county Leicester esquire 2. Charles F A Hastings and 3. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire and Susan Drummond Holden his wife reciting that premises named in the first schedule were conveyed to the Countess on 16 October 1869 and that documents in the second schedule refer both to those properties and to others belonging to Holden and are to remain in the Countess's hands, and she covenanted to produce them at his request. Schedule of deeds 1821-1847.
Dated 16 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 1135  [undated]

Contents:
Copy from Aston [Enclosure] Award of allotment to John ? of parcel of land in Alderslade Field containing 2 acres 1r 27p. Found loose, perhaps relating to property mentioned in other documents.

Bundle of deeds, with other related documents labelled "Old Title Deeds relating to.... land.... belonging to Edward Charles Shuttleworth Holden esquire and by him mortgaged to Horace Devas Esquire for... £1,500".  D 779B/T 1136-1157  1722-1806

Contents:
The deeds refer to the Old Closes in Weston, exchanged for a plot of land in Windmill Field, Weston, perhaps called the Weston Close.

Deeds of the Northern half of the Old Close, Weston  [no ref.]  1722,1752

[no title]  D 779B/T 1136  1722

Contents:
Mortgage by 1. Thomas Gilbert of Weston yeoman to 2. Samuel Bostocke of Weston yeoman of close containing 5 acres in the tenure of Joseph Bostocke being the North half of Old Close in Weston, lately divided into two. Dated 6 July

[no title]  D 779B/T 1137  1752

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. George Gilbert of Weston yeoman schoolmaster, son and heir of Thomas late of Weston yeoman deceased, to 2. Samuel Bostocke of Weston yeoman, reciting that £140 and interest is now due on mortgage and conveying premises as in D 779B/T 1136 late in the tenure of Joseph Bostocke, late brother of Samuel, and now of Samuel, for a further £100.
Dated 26,27 June

Deeds of the Southern half of the Old Close Weston  [no ref.]  1745-1774

[no title]  D 779B/T 1138-1139  1745

Contents:
Lease and release to uses by 1. George Gilbert of Weston yeoman and John Gilbert of Dordon, parish Polesworth, county Warwick grasier eldest son and heir of George by Margaret his late wife to 2. Thomas Chesher of Hinckley, county Leicester, yeoman, of close in lordship of Weston called Old Close containing 5 acres in the tenure of Katherine Robinson, between close of Joseph Bostock on the North and the Trent on the south (heretofore purchased by Thomas Gilbert) to use of John Gilbert.
Dated 13,14 Aug

[no title]  D 779B/T 1140-1141  [1745]

Contents:
Two parts of final concord related to D 779B/T 1138, 1139.
Dated March 19 GII

[no title]  D 779B/T 1142-1143  1746

Contents:
Marriage settlement by lease and release made between 1. John Gilbert late of Dordon parish Polesworth, but now of Middleton, county Warwick, grasier 2. Abijah Hill the elder of Hall End, Polesworth, gentleman and Abijah Hill the younger of ?Fisherwick county Stafford, gentleman son of Abijah the elder and 3. Mary Hill daughter of Abijah the elder, whereby in consideration of marriage of John Gilbert and Mary Hill and Mary's portion of £100 to be paid on the marriage, Gilbert granted close as in D 779B/T 1138-9 to party 2. in trust for himself until the marriage, then to use of anyone John Gilbert and Mary should appoint, with 2.'s consent, and in default of appointment to the use of Gilbert for life, then Mary for life, then of Mary's heirs by Gilbert, then of the heirs of the survivor of Gilbert and Mary, with provision for Mary to be paid £100 at Gilbert's death if there were no children and £50 if there were children.
Dated 16,17 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 1144  1773

Contents:
Appointment made between 1. William Markham of Middleton, county Warwick yeoman and Mary his wife, late widow of John Gilbert, late of Middleton grazier 2. Abijah Hill the elder as in D 779B/T 1142-3 and Abijah Hill the younger late of Fisberwick, county Stafford, but now of Attleborough, county Warwick gentleman and 3. Abijah Gilbert of Coxbich, county Leicester yeoman eldest son of Mary (Markham) and John Gilbert, by which for 5s paid by Gilbert to the Markhams and in consideration of Mary's love for her son, the Markhams appointed with the Hills' consent, property as in D 779B/T 1142-3 to Gilbert.
Dated 28 August

[no title]  D 779B/T 1145-1146  1774

Contents:
Lease and release by 1. Abijah Gilbert of Coxbich, county Leicester, grazier to 2. Joseph Bostock of Weston yeoman, for £300, of Old Close containing 5 acres in Weston in the possession of Joseph Bostock.
Dated 7, 8 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1147  1774

Contents:
Covenant made between 1. William Markham and Mary his wife described as in D 779B/T 1144 and Abijah Gilbert of Coxbich, county Leicester, yeoman, eldest son of Mary by John Gilbert deceased and 2. Joseph Bostock of Weston yeoman by which for 10s paid by Bostock, the Markhams and Gilbert covenanted to levy a fine of property as in D 779B/T 1145-6 to the use of Bostock, his heirs and assigns.
Dated 4 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 1148  [1774]

Contents:
Final concord levied in pursuance of D 779B/T 1147.
Dated Easter term 14 GIII

Documents relating to the Old Closes, Weston (1778-9) and to the exchange of the Old Closes for a plot of land in Windmill Field 1786 and proposed sale of the Weston Close 1805-6  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/T 1149  undated

Contents:
Extract from the will of Joseph Bostock of Weston yeoman: messuage or farmhouse and outbuildings, closes, in the liberty of Aston, in tenure of Joseph Adams, and 2 closes in the liberty of Weston called the Old Closes, in tenure of son Jonathan, to son Jonathan, subject to payment of legacies to Joseph's daughters, or so much thereof as the moneys he has now placed out on securities shall fall short or be deficient to pay the same. To eldest daughter Sarah Spur £160, having already paid her £200 as part of her fortune, to daughters Ann, Catherine and Mary £360 each; to son Jonathan cottage with garden etc, closes, in possession of Richard Ault, cottage called the Drift House with barn and croft in the tenure of Wm Coop' and a tenement in tenure of John Hackett, all at Blackforby parish Ashby de la Zouch, county Leicester. Son Jonathan named executor. Will dated 30 May 1778.

[no title]  D 779B/T 1150-1151  undated

Contents:
Extracts of legacy receipts relating to will D 779B/T 1149 (14 April, 20 Oct 1783)

[no title]  D 779B/T 1152  1805

Contents:
Agreement between 1. Jonathan Bostock of Weston farmer and 2. Stephen Dummelow of Weston farmer and innkeeper for Bostock to convey to Dummelow, the Weston Close in Weston containing 10 acres, for which Dummelow would pay £800.
Dated 25 Oct

[no title]  D 779B/T 1153  [1806]

Contents:
Final Concord made between Thomas Cockayne plaintiff and James Bailey, Rebecca his wife, Jonathan Bostock and Mary his wife defendants, concerning 1 messuage, 15 acres each of land, meadow and pasture, and common of pasture in parishes of Etwall and Weston on Trent, and tithes of premises in Weston. £60.
Dated All Souls 46 GIII

[no title]  D 779B/T 1154  1806

Contents:
Abstract of title of Jonathan Bostock to Weston Close and New Close in Weston, reciting deeds above and D 779B/T 1156 below (1722-1779) and undated [1786]
Endorsed with note dated 16 March

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 1155

Contents:
Copy of appointment of exchange referred to in D 779B/T 1157

[no title]  D 779B/T 1156  1806

Contents:
Certificate that lands exchanged under an Act for enclosing the lordship of Weston, 29 September 1786 are of equal value, reciting that 2 closes called the Old Closes containing 8 acres 2r 36p then late the property of Jonathan Bostock and given up by him to the Reverend William Dawson Rector of Weston, had been allotted to Dawson, that Bostock had given them up in exchange for a plot called number 14 in the Windmill Field containing 9 acres 3r in Weston, and that the consent of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry to the exchange was necessary but could not be found, and that Bostock wishes to sell the allotment piece. 9 May 1806. Approved by Bishop 14 May, registered in Bishops Registry at Lichfield 15 May and approved by Robert Wilmot as patron of the Rectory.
Dated 25 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 1157  1806

Contents:
Attested copy of marriage settlement dated 10 Feb 1779 of Jonathan Bostock of Weston farmer, eldest son and heir of Joseph late of Weston farmer deceased and Mary Bates of Hop Johns Hill, parish Swepstone, county Leicester spinster, eldest daughter of Thomas Bates farmer late of same place deceased, for her portion of £450 and £50, settling messuage, outbuildings, homestead, Cow Close and garden in Blackforby, county Leicester, in the tenure of Richard Ault, Santop Close containing 3 acres, the little meadow 1 acre, Cockpitts Close one rood, Cots Close divided into the Great and Little Cow Closes 11 acres, given to Jonathan's mother Sarah by her father Thomas Bostock late of Blackforby husbandman deceased, Bowthorpe Close 3 acres, Small ?ans Close 4 acres, in possession of Richard Ault, messuage called the Drift House with Croft or Lane Close to the Drift House adjoining, containing 1 acre in Blackforby, in tenure of Nathan Cooper and John Haskett, 2 closes in Weston upon Trent called the Old Closes 9 acres in possession of Jonathan Bostock one of which was purchased by Samuel Bostock late uncle of Jonathan, from George Gilbert of Weston schoolmaster and heir of Thomas Gilbert of Weston yeoman deceased and the other was purchased by Joseph deceased father of Jonathan from Abijah Gilbert of Cotsbich, county Leicester, grazier.
Dated 26 May

Sale of the Aston Estate by Edward Charles Shuttleworth Holden to William Dickson Winterbottom in 1898  D 779B/T 1158-1188  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/T 1158  1897

Contents:
Memorandum of agreement by which Edward Charles Shuttleworth Holden of Aston esquire agreed to sell to William Dickson Winterbottom of Aston Hall, Aston esquire the premises contained in the schedule (see below), including minerals and beneficial interest in leases in the 2nd schedule, with plant, machinery in connection with existing mines, for £96,232, the purchase to be completed by 25 March 1898. The net rental in the 12 months prior to 24 June 1897 stated by Holden to be not less than £3,500.
Dated 25 November
Premises in first schedule: manor of Aston (otherwise Aston on Trent), the Aston Estate in the parishes of Aston, Weston, Wilne and Shardlow, consisting of Aston Hall with outbuildings, pleasure gardens, etc, farms, allotments and market gardens, messuages and cottages including "White Hart Inn" at Aston and "Holden Arms" at Shardlow, plantations, the whole exclusive of the area of buildings not less than 1,595 acres, advowson of Rectory of Aston and rights of fishery.
Second schedule refers to lease between Holden and on the other part Alfred Smith and Frederick Swindell as to mines at Chellaston, 14 March 1888, lease between Holden and on the other part Zachary Smith and Sarah Ann Smith, widow, 23 Dec 1893 and lease between Holden and on the other part Zachary Smith and Sarah Ann Smith, 23 June 1894.
Third schedule is of leases from Holden to Winterbottom on 23 June 1896, to Alfred Smith and Frederick Swindell as to a farm at Aston on 14 March 1883 and to ----- Fletcher as to about 20 acres at Shardlow - 1894.
With annexed printed conditions of sale.

[no title]  D 779B/T 1159  1897

Contents:
Agreement between E C S Holden of Aston esquire and W D Winterbottom of Aston Hall, Aston esquire reciting that by indenture dated 14 March 1888 made between Holden and Alfred Smith and Frederick Swindell plaster mines lying under a portion of the estate agreed to be sold in the agreement above at or near Chellaston and comprising 93 acres 3r 16p were leased to Smith and Swindell for 14 years from 25 March 1888, that on 23 December 1893 the lease was altered, but not the term, that on 23 June 1894 Holden demised to Zachary Smith and Sarah Ann Smith the plaster mines under other portions of the estate and containing 114 acres 2r 14p for 10 years from 25 March 1894, and agreeing that after the expiration of the terms during the joint lives of Holden and Winterbottom, the latter should receive any rent or royalty from letting any plaster mines in the areas comprised in recited leases, paying whilst both live one tenth of the net profit to Holden, the agreement to be void if either dies or any of the land concerned is sold.
Dated 25 November

[no title]  D 779B/T 1160-1164  1897

Contents:
Certified copies of institutions and presentations to Rectory of Aston: institution of Nathaniel Palmer Johnson clerk MA, 6 April 1796, institution of Francis Augustus Weekes clerk MA, 2 December 1850, presentation of James Richard Holden clerk MA, 20 December 1864, presentation of John Ayton Whitaker clerk MA, 7 January 1867, presentation and institution of James Shuttleworth Holden clerk BA, 6 February and 29 March 1869.
Dated 29-31 December

[no title]  D 779B/T 1165  1898

Contents:
Duplicate receipt from trustees of the marriage settlement dated 17 April 1876 of Charles Leslie Lovett Cameron esquire and Caroline Shuttleworth Holden, now Mrs Cameron, to the executors of Edward Anthony Holden esquire deceased for £4,000 in satisfaction of covenant in the settlement for payment of that sum by E A Holden (- 1885)
Dated 18 February

[no title]  D 779B/T 1166  1898

Contents:
Inland revenue account for succession to personal property where duty is payable on the capital of E C S Holden of Aston upon the death of Edward Anthony Holden on 28 August 1877: account for proceeds of sale of Church Patronage (Aston) contracted to be sold for £2,250 by 25 March 1898. Receipt for duty paid.
Dated 11 March, 31 March

[no title]  D 779B/T 1167  1898

Contents:
Release by George Balfour Traill of Casa Carola Mentone, France, Major General retired and Juliana Evans Traill his wife of the Aston Estate from an annuity of £400, reciting that by settlement dated 27 July 1863 on the marriage of Charles Shuttleworth Holden and Juliana Evans Traill then Hartopp spinster, the Aston estate was conveyed to trustees so that Holden might receive £500 per annum rent charge during the joint lives of himself and Edward Anthony Holden, and if Charles S Holden died before his wife, that she should receive £400 per annum as her jointure for life, that Charles S Holden died 6 August 1872 and Juliana re-married to Traill 22 June 1876.
Dated 9 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1168  1898

Contents:
Release by Emma Shuttleworth Holden of No 1, Longridge Road, Earl's Court, county Middlesex, spinster of all the real and personal estate of Edward Anthony Holden late of Aston esquire, deceased from an annuity of £200 which E A Holden in his will of 8 December 1876 had provided that Emma be paid until her death or marriage.
Dated 15 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1169-1179  1898

Contents:
Bundle of receipts, certificates of birth, marriage and death, etc.

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 1169

Contents:
Receipt from trustees of the marriage settlement of Ann Shuttleworth Devas, dated 19 February 1857, for £4,000 received from E C S Holden in discharge of £1,000, her share of £8,000 to which she was entitled under marriage settlement of Edward Anthony Holden dated 21 November 1832, by which £8,000 became charged on the Aston Estate for the benefit of the younger children of the marrige, of whom Ann Shuttleworth Devas was one, and in discharge of all other moneys owing to the trustees and acknowledging receipt of all interest in respect of the £4,000.
Dated 20 April 1898

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 1170

Contents:
As D 779B/T 1169, receipt from trustees of the marriage settlement of Mary Shuttleworth Boden, another child of Edward Anthony Holden, dated 7 May 1866 for £5,000.
Dated 25 March 1898

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 1171

Contents:
As D 779B/T 1170, receipt from trustees of the marriage settlement of Rosamond Shuttleworth Sitwell, a child of Edward Anthony Holden, dated ----, for £4,500.
Dated 20 April 1898

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 1172

Contents:
Receipt from Emma Shuttleworth Holden of 1, Longridge Road, Earls Court, county Middlesex, spinster, for £5,000, of which £1,000 was due to her as to Ann Shuttleworth Devas above and £4,000 under the will of Edward Anthony Holden deceased.
Dated 15 April 1898

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 1173

Contents:
Receipt from James Shuttleworth Holden of Aston rectory clerk for £5,000, received from E C S Holden which, together with £9,000 paid him on 19 October 1882 is in satisfaction of £2,000 due to him out of the £8,000 as above in D 779B/T 1169 being a child of Edward Anthony Holden, and of £12,000 bequeathed to him by Edward Anthony Holden.
Dated 20 April 1898

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 1174

Contents:
Copy of receipts to executors of the will of the late Edward Anthony Holden esquire for payment of legacy of £6,000 to F S Rendall, 1882-3.

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 1175-1178

Contents:
Certificates of death of Louisa (sic) Drummond Holden, widow of Edward Anthony Holden, esquire, on 10 September 1882, of marriage of Charles Shuttleworth Holden and Juliana Evans Hartopp on 28 July 1863, of birth of Edward Charles Shuttleworth Holden, son of Charles Shuttleworth and Juliana Evans Holden on 7 January 1865 and of death of Charles Shuttleworth Holden on 6 August 1872.
Dated 22 March 1898

[no title or date]  D 779B/T 1179

Contents:
Memorandum that Edward Thomas Holden Devas of Spondon Hall esquire has received from E C S Holden £5,000 which by the marriage settlement dated 16 November 1861, of Susan Elizabeth Holden and the Reverend John Fitzherbert Bateman, the trustees became entitled to receive in satisfaction of Susan's share in £8,000 as above in D 779B/T 1169 she being a child of Edward Anthony Holden, and of all other moneys under the settlement which sum has been assigned to Devas.
Dated 22 April 1898

[no title]  D 779B/T 1180  1898

Contents:
Declaration by Horace Devas of Spondon Hall esquire, reciting settlement of 24 November 1832 on marriage of Edward Anthony Holden and Susan Drummond Moore, whereby inter alia Aston Hall estate was settled, a term of 500 years being limited to trustees for the younger children of the marriage in case there should be 3 or more younger children, to raise £8,000 for them, that there were 12 children of the marriage (named, with dates of death and names of husbands where applicable); that Devas is an executor of Edward Anthony Holden's will; listing what was due to each child under the 1832 settlement and their respective marriage settlements and declaring that all have been paid; that the real estate is held in trust subject to the payment of debts and the provisions of Edward Anthony Holden's will, for his grandson, E C S Holden, only child of his late son Charles Shuttleworth Holden deceased, and the heirs of his body in tail, that all debts are paid and all legacies under the said will (details given), that all annuities given by the will, except one of £200 have ceased to be payable, and that under the marriage settlement of Charles Shuttleworth Holden dated 27 July 1863, of which Devas is a trustee, a rent charge of £400 per annum is payable for life to Juliana Evans Holden out of the Aston Estate.
Dated 22 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1181  1898

Contents:
Release by Francis Shuttleworth Rendall of 10 Apsley Road, Clifton, county Gloucester, esquire and Horace Devas of Spondon Hall esquire to E C S Holden of Aston esquire reciting the provisions of Edward Anthony Holden's will of which Rendall and Devas are trustees and executors, and a disentailing deed of Holden, dated 20 August 1886, that all funeral expenses, annuities and legacies are paid or duly provided for and releasing their interest in the estate of Edward Anthony Holden deceased to the use of E C S Holden in fee simple.
Dated 22 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1182-1183  1898

Contents:
Certificates of search in the Office of Land Registry and the Registry of Judgment.
Dated 23 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1184  1898

Contents:
Statutory Declaration by John Smith of 40 St Mary's Gate, Derby gent. (solicitor to E A Holden, to his executors and trustees under his will and to E C S Holden his grandson) and by E C S Holden respecting mortgage of 79 acres land in Aston and property in county Leicester on 19 January 1871 for £9,000, charged with a further £1,500 on 29 September 1886. Includes schedule of mortgaged Aston lands.
Dated 25 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1185  1898

Contents:
Acknowledgment of right to production of deeds by E C S Holden of Aston esquire to William Winterbottom of Aston Hall, Aston, esquire of deeds in first schedule (1871-1892) and by Winterbottom to Holden of deeds in second schedule (1863, 1877)
Dated 26 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1186  1898

Contents:
Deed of covenant concerning title to certain of the properties in conveyance by Holden to Winterbottom being those comprised in an order of exchange under the seal of the Inclosure Commissioners, in Aston (Schedule relating to 79 acres land).
Dated 26 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1187  1898

Contents:
Declaration by Arthur Hill of Aston land agent, that he had acted as sub-agent for the Aston Estate since 1874 until the death of William German of Ashby de la Zouch, and that he was then appointed agent and had remained so until now, that its title had not been disputed in that time; the only outgoings in addition to property tax were land tax which last year was £11 7s, tithe rent charge which last year was; £15 15s 11d and poor rate which is paid by the owner in respect of the cottages on the estate, but not in respect of the farms and other premises; concerning properties purchased by Edward Anthony Holden 1863-1875, by his trustees in 1880 and by E C S Holden in 1891 and 1893; that the person(s) in receipt of the estate rents have had exclusive fishing in the Derwent and Trent rivers (giving details of extent of fishing). Contains schedule with numbers referring to annexed plan, giving general description, eg field, cottage, etc and noting features such as drains, ponds, tramroads, roads, orchards, plantation, plaster pits, air shafts, powder magazine, gypsum works (California mine), floodbank. The plan is on scale 6":1 mile with Ordnance Survey numbers, covers area of 1,622 acres 3r 29p chiefly in Aston but also in Shardlow, Great Wilne and Weston, with enlarged plans of Aston Village and Shardlow.
Dated 26 April

[no title]  D 779B/T 1188  1898

Contents:
Acknowledgment by ECS Holden of WD Winterbottom's right to production of title deeds in schedule of deeds 1827-1832.
12 May

[no title]  D 779B/T 1189, 1190  1912

Contents:
Schedules of contents of 2 boxes, bundle by bundle, headed W D Winterbottom esquire and prepared 29 August 1912. The bundles refer to E A Holden's purchases of property in the 19th century and to the affairs of the Holden family.

FAMILY  D 779B/F 1-117  [n.d.]

Arrangement: D 779B/F 1 Deed of Derby property between Wandell and Newton. [1611]
D 779B/F 2-8 Deeds of 2 messuages and 3 yardlands in Wilne, Dobham or Dobholme Shrubb(e)s in Aston upon Trent parish. 1638/9-1651
D 779B/F 9-10 Deeds of the Fryers in Derby 1648
D 779B/F 11-13 Marriage settlement (and associated documents) of John Buxton and Mary Holden. 1659, undated
D 779B/F 14-18 Robert Holden's will and related documents. (1659/60)-1667/8
D 779B/F 19-38 Documents relating to Lathwell family connection of the Holdens. 1670-1688
D 779B/F 39 Copy of receipt relating to marriage of John Adderley and Anne Holden. (1670/1)
D 779B/F 40 Copy of Samuel Holden's sacrament certificate. (1673)
D 779B/F 41-50 Papers and deeds chiefly concerning marriage of Lemuel Lowe and Esther Perkins. 1660/1-1685
D 779B/F 51 Will of James Shuttleworth of Forsett, County York esquire (husband of Mary, daughter and heiress of Robert Holden of Aston Esq). 1772
D 779B/F 52-54 Deeds of Mary Shuttleworth and the Lancashire estate of her husband's family. 1785
D 779B/F 55-74 Documents of Reverend Charles Edward Shuttleworth (later Holden) son of Mary (Holden) and James Shuttleworth, including marriage settlement of his second wife's parents, Thomas (later Sir Thomas) Whitmore of Apley, county Salop and Anna Cope, dated 1736 (D 779B/F 59). 1736, 1773
D 779B/F 75 Draft release and discharge by Rosamond Amelia Holden, third wife of Reverend Charles Edward (Shuttleworth) Holden and others. 1822
D 779B/F 76-77 Deeds of the children of Reverend Charles E S Holden. 1831-1833
D 779B/F 78-80 Edward Anthony Holden and his wife Susan Drummond 1832-1877
D 779B/F 81-101 Family papers. [18]46-1876
D 779B/F 102-3 Robert Holden of Darley: will and inventory of heirlooms at Darley Abbey. (1804)-1808
D 779B/F 104-117 Documents relating to the Holdens' acting as trustee or executor, including rentals, accounts, etc of Larges Hospital, Nuns Green, Derby, 1797-1826. 1656-1868


Derby property, Henry Wandell and Robert Newton  [no ref.]  [1611]

[no title]  D 779B/F 1  [1611]

Contents:
Final concord made between Henry Wandell quer and Robert Newton gentleman and Clera his wife deforciants concerning 20 acres pasture in Derby. £41
Dated Octave of St Michael 9 James

2 Messuages and 3 yardlands in Wilne, Dobham or Dobholme Shrubb(e)s in Aston upon Trent parish  D 779B/F 2-8  [n.d.]


Related information: Note: earlier deeds relating to those properties are D 779B/T 156 (the Wilne property) and D 779B/T 141, 164 and 173 (Dobholme Shrubbes).

[no title]  D 779B/F 2  1638/9

Contents:
Assignment of term in trust made between 1. Henry Holden of Wilne son to Henry Holden of Wilne deceased, Robert Willimott of Chaddesden gent, Thomas Bucknall of Donington, county Leicester, executor of Richard Bucknall late of Donington and 2. Nicholas Willimotte of Grays Inn, Middlesex, gentleman and Robert Holden of Shardlow gent, reciting that Henry Holden the elder, when seised of 2 messuages and 3 yardlands in Wilne, parcel of the manor of Weston, for the lives of his wife Alice and sons John and Henry, by deed dated 17 Sept 3 James I [1605] assigned these premises to Robert Willimott the elder of Wilne gentleman and Richard Bucknall of Donington husbandman, for 60 years to the use of Alice if she lived so long, on her death or at the end of the term, whichever happened first, for 80 years to the use of John if he lived so long, and, on John's death or end of term, whichever happened first, for 50 years to the use of Henry Holden the son for his life and reciting that Henry Holden the elder, when seised of close of pasture called Dobham or Dobholme shrubbs lying near the Trent in Aston parish, for the lives of wife Alice and sons John and Henry, assigned these premises to Robert Willimott the elder of Wilne gentleman and Robet Willimott the younger of Dovebridge gentleman by deed dated 1 Ap 4 James I [1606] for the same terms and to the same uses as in deed of [1605] recited above, and witnessing that for £30 paid to Henry the son by Alice his mother, party 1. have assigned to party 2. the terms of 50 years assigned to Henry's use upon trust that they allow Alice's nominee, appointed by deed or by her last will or by her executors and administrators to take the profits of the premises.
Dated 1 January 14 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/F 3  1642

Contents:
Assignment by 1. Nicholas Willymott of Grays Inn, Middlesex, esquire, John Willymott of Osmaston gent, Robert Houlden of Shardlow gent, Thomas Bucknall late of Donington, county Leicester, gentleman to 2. Joseph Houlden of Shardlow gent, for £35 paid to John Willymott, of 2 messuages and 3 yardlands in Wilne, buildings and lands belonging, pasture called Dobham or Dobholme Shrubbes lying near the River Trent in parish of Aston, all heretofore in the occupation of Henry Holden deceased, to hold from the death of John Houlden the elder of Wilne gent, for 50 years or the life of Henry brother of John.
Dated 1 August 18 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/F 4  1642

Contents:
Assignment by 1. Joseph Houlden of Shardlow yeoman to 2. John Houlden of Chaddesden yeoman for £17 10s, of half the premises in F 3 for the same term. Joseph agreed that if he should take a new lease of the premises from Anthony Rooper of Eltham esquire, then John (sic), for half the money disbursed for the new lease paid to Joseph by John, should grant to John half the premises for the term taken.
Dated 2 August 18 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/F 5  1649/50

Contents:
Lease for 99 years or the life of the lessee, by 1. Nicholas Willymott of Grays Inn, Middlesex, esquire to 2. John Houlden of Wilne gent, for the rent reserved (£7 16s), of 2 messuages in Wilne with 3 yardlands etc belonging in Wilne and Shardlow and close in Wilne called Dobham or Dobholme Shrubbs, all late in John Houlden's occupation. Willymott will indemnify Houlden from all damages and expenses which shall be demanded of him or by reason of the payment of the rent to Willymott, against Robert Houlden, John's brother, or any other person not entitled by any act of John to receive the same.
Dated 23 February

[no title]  D 779B/F 6-7  1650/1

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage made between 1. John Houlden of Wilne gentleman 2. Edward Houlden of Weston gent, John's brother and 3. Robert Houlden or Aston gent, reciting that John by deed dated 20 January 1646/7, for the counter securing of Edward from all such money as he then stood bound to any person(s) for John's debt, leased to Edward the messuage in Wilne in which John lived, the lands blonging and all John's lands in Wilne, Aston and Shardlow, for 30 years, and that Edward has paid John's debt of £22 to Robert Parker of Derby baker, and witnessing that for £22 paid to Edward by Robert at John's direction, £50 paid to Joseph, John's younger brother, by Robert at John's direction for the discharge of John's debt to William Harpur esquire for which John and Joseph were bound, and for £68 paid by Robert to John, the latter assigned the premises to Robert, on condition that if John pays Robert £44 16s on 31 Dec next, £42 7s on 31 Dec 1652, £39 18s on 31 Dec 1653 and £37 9s on 31 Dec 1654, the premises will be assigned to John, who meanwhile will have all profits of the lands.
Dated 11 January
D 779B/F 6 is signed by John and Edward and D 779B/F 7 by Robert and Edward.

[no title]  D 779B/F 8  1651

Contents:
Articles of agreement between John Houlden of Great Wilne gent, and Joseph Houlden of Shardlow his brother yeoman, that John, for £140 to be paid by Joseph (£100 by 25 Dec, £40 by 10 April 1652) and for 140 to be paid by Joseph to Robert Houlden of Aston gent, brother of John and Joseph on behalf of John, at the time appointed in indenture dated 11 Jan 1650/1 (see D 779B/F 6-7) has assigned to Joseph 2 messuages in Wilne with all buildings and lands belonging late in John's tenure and 3 yardlands belonging to the messuages, in Aston, Wilne and Shardlow, for John's life and for all the unexpired term formerly granted to John, paying rent of £2 16s and John will deliver possession of all the arable which ought to lie fallow the next year and all meadows and pastures, common or common of pastures with all green sords grounds on 25 Dec next, saving half an acre ley of pasture ground in Shardlow field on the furlong called Fleetlands, and John shall continue in the messuage house and have the yards and outbuildings until 10 April 1652, and may plough, manure, till, sow, reap and use the crop of white corn and peas now growing "of parcel of the three Yard Land", and he may have the benefit of the 3 yard lands of arable that is to be sowed the next crop until 29 Sep 1652 and shall then deliver possession of all the arable ground so to be sowed the next year.
Dated 8 July
Endorsed that John delivered full possession of all premises.
Dated 14 April 1652

The Fryers in Derby  D 779B/F 9-10  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/F 9  1648

Contents:
Quitclaim by John Dalton of Derby draper in performance of an award made by William Allestrye of Derby esquire of certain differences depending between Dalton and Robert Houlden of Shardlow gentleman and others, dated 28 September last, to Robert Houlden of title and interest that Dalton may have in one messuage in Derby called the Friers and all lands etc belonging, which heretofore was the inheritance of Henry Wandell gent, deceased, and of all actions that were depending between Dalton and Houlden when they submitted themselves to Allestrye's award.
Dated 24 October
Endorsed "Uncle Daltons Release to Father"... and "Aboute Mr Allistrees awarde betwixt ?mother Wandell and Bro: Richard:"

[no title]  D 779B/F 10  1648

Contents:
Quitclaim similar to that of 24 October, but quitclaiming messuage, farm or tenement called the Fryers in Derby and lands etc belonging, and Dalton's right, interest etc in them, and all actions depending concerning the premises before 13 September last. Not signed or sealed.
Dated 1 November
Endorsed 'A president for a Release in p'suance of Mr Will' Allestryes Award of all Mr Dalton's right to the Fryers to my Father'

Marriage of John Buxton and Mary Holden  D 779B/F 11-13  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/F 11  1659

Contents:
Marriage settlement by feoffment to uses
1. Henry Buxton of Alport gent, Jane his wife and John, Henry's son and heir apparent
2. Robert Houlden of Aston gent, Mary his daughter
3. Henry, Samuel and John, sons of Robert Houlden, John Chambers of Derby gent, John Buxton of 'Ashburne' gent
Henry Buxton, in consideration of marriage between Mary Houlden and John his son, and of Mary's marriage portion of £1,000 and to provide jointures for Jane Buxton and Mary Houlden, and for settling the premises in the blood of Henry Buxton, conveyed the manor or reputed manor of Youlgreave, mines of lead, vare, lott and cope, barmoot court, office of barmaster, privileges, liberties, commons, common of pasture etc, with one half of the tithe of wool and lambs of Youlgreave, which half Henry had lately purchased from Katherine Hawley of Youlgreave widow, the messuages, lands etc of Henry in Youlgreave or elsewhere in Derbyshire, to the use of himself and his heirs until the marriage and after the marriage, as to the capital messuage or manor house of Youlgreave, buildings, courts, courtyards etc. belonging, and the Westcroftes, the Nether Shonk Dale, the further and Nearer Holme, with 6 beast gates on a pasture called Malstone Sparrowdale and Mosseyleas, The Alliss, The Corn Milne, Middle Tofthillocks, widow Heywardes Cottage, to the use of John Buxton and after his death to Mary for her life for her jointure and in full satisfaction of dowry, with remainder to John Buxton the son, heirs and assigns, as to the Ashton Orchard, Plumtree Orchard, Neather Tofthillocks, Over Tofthillocks, the Moore Close, piece of ground in field called Harrillow Top, 20 beast gates upon Malstone, the Neather Breeches, cottages or tenements in the occupations of Francis Pickeringe, Thomas Hope, widow Chrichlow, and Grace Carrington, to the use of John Buxton, Henry's son, heirs and assigns, as to the premises of which no use has been limited to the use of Henry Buxton for life, then that Jane shall have an annuity of £50 for her jointure and in satisfaction of dower, the premises being to the use of John, Henry's son, his heirs and assigns, but charged with the annuity. Excepted are 2 leases 1) of parcel of the premises, made by William Turbill, Thomas Perryman, John Whitfield, and Henry Buxton, to Henry Bradbury, for 2 years, at rent £17, dated - 165 - and 2) of a messuage and lands, part of the premises, by John Whitfield and Henry Buxton to Thomas Birdes, for a term unexpired, dated - 165 -
Dated 8 July
Endorsed with livery of seisin, 28 October.

[no title]  D 779B/F 12  1659

Contents:
Bond in £800 from Robert Houlden of Aston gent, and Samuel son of Robert to Henry Buxton of Alport gent, for the payment of £400 on 15 Dec 1660 at Henry's dwelling house in Alport, endorsed with receipt for payment of £300 on 7 Jan 1660/1 and memorandum that £100 was paid on 9 Jan 1662/3.
Dated 8 July

[no title]  D 779B/F 13  undated

Contents:
Copy of release dated - 26 Charles [1674-1675] by Charles Barnesley of Alkmonton esquire to John Buxton of Youlgreave gentleman of all his right to the manor of Youlgreave and to all lands etc of Barnesley in Youlgreave parish lying in Gratton, Middleton or Elton or Alport.
Not dated

Robert Houlden's will 1660 and related documents  D 779B/F 14-18  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/F 14  1660

Contents:
Probate of will dated 2 January 1659/60 of Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman concerning his goods, chattels and personal estate, having already settled his real estate to his younger children: to be buried in chancel of Aston Church near his son Robert's grave; all quick goods and other personal estate without doors to be sold for payment of debts and legacies; remainder of personal estate as household goods to remain in his house at Aston for the use of son Samuel, except £50 worth for Robert's wife to dispose of to her children; if she marries again, sons Samuel and John are to be the executors, if any of testator's children die unmarried before the age of 21, then their estates are to be divided between the others; £5 to poor of Aston; £3 to son Henry's wife to buy her a gown and 40s to each of her children; wife and children are to buy mourning at funeral, to be paid for out of the estate; 10s to each of household servants. Names wife and sons Samuel and John executors, Thomas Wandell of London brother in law, John Dalton of Derby gentleman brother in law, Richard Brokes of Derby and testator's son, Henry of Weston, as overseers. Gives 20s to each of them to buy rings. Witnessed by Mary and John Buxton and Edward Houlden.
Dated 13 July

[no title]  D 779B/F 15-18  1661-1667/8

Contents:
Bundle of receipts and releases to the executors of Robert Houlden's will

[no title or date]  D 779B/F 15

Contents:
Receipt from Edward Houlden citizen and merchant tailor of London to Aunt Margery Houlden and cousins Samuel and John Houlden, all of Aston, executors of the will of Uncle Robert Houlden of Aston deceased, for £84, with release of all actions.
Dated 29 November

[no title]  D 779B/F 16  1666

Contents:
Receipt from Griffin Houlden of Allhallows, Barking, for £95 received from his uncle Robert Houlden when living and since his death from Griffin's cousin Samuel Houlden, Robert's executor, with marginal receipt of same date from Robert Harvey to Samuel Houlden for £02 paid by order of Griffin Houlden; also receipt to Samuel Holden for £05 paid in full of the £100, 1 December.
Dated 21 November

[no title]  D 779B/F 17  1665

Contents:
Release from Griffin Houlden of parish Allhallows, Barking, draper, to Samuel Houlden of Grays Inn esquire, an executor of Griffins uncle, of all actions, accounts etc.
Dated 1 December

[no title]  D 779B/F 18  1667/8

Contents:
Release from Mary Warren of Derby widow executrix of Jervis Warren esquire her husband, to Samuel Holding esquire executor of the will of Robert Holding his father of all actions for debts, sums of money etc.
Dated 3 March

Lathwell connection  D 779B/F 19-38  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/F 19-33  1670/1-1679

Contents:
Bundle of receipts: one from John Chambers to Mr Lathwell for paying cost of ingrossing a release etc ?10 March 1670/1; two from Edmund Lathwell to Samuel Houlden his son for sums which Houlden had received from Lathwell' s cousin, Thomas Lathwell of London, for Edmund's use, 8 Aug 1671 and 15 July [16] 72; thirteen (two on one paper) from Hanna Lathwell to son Houlden for sums he received from cousin Thomas Lathwell or from Sir Thomas Halford, for the use of Hanna, some of which specify that the money is rents due to Hanna from her tenants in Aldersgate Street, 17 Dec 1672 - 25 Nov 1679.

[no title]  D 779B/F 34  undated

Contents:
Copy of will dated 9 September 1670 of Edmund Lathwell of Aston upon Trent gentleman - to wife Hannah 1/3 of money, goods, debts and personal estate according to the custom of the City of London of which Lathwell is a free man, hoping that at her death she will remember their only grandchild Hannah Houlden; to brother Richard £100, or if he is dead by time of payment, it is to be divided equally amongst his 4 daughters; to sister Sarah Pratt £10, to her son Samuel Cheswell £10, to brother Perkins' 7 children £70 to be divided equally amongst them; to every poor householder in last parish Lathwell lives in 5s; to wife use of residue, after her death the residue to granchild Hannah at 21 or marriage, which first happens, provided that she does not marry before 18 without consent of Hannah Lathwell and brother John Perkins; if she dies before 21 or marriage, then residue to children of brother Thomas, brother Henry, brother Bernard, sister Alice Gadlingstock, and sister Anne Worfin, as shall be living at Hannah's death underage and unmarried, equally.
Executors, wife Hannah, brother John Perkins of Lichfield gent; for latter 's care and pain £40.
Codicil varies provision to give every poor householder in last place inhabited by Lathwell 5s, to giving £5 to poor of such place, to be distributed at John Perkins' discretion, 27 Dec 1671.
Not dated

[no title]  D 779B/F 35-36  1672

Contents:
Inventory (2 copies) of the goods etc of Edmund Lathwell late of the City of Lichfield gent. deceased. Total £2, 604. 7s of which £2,442 are debts sperate and £89. 12s debts desperate. One is signed by the appraisors, although endorsed "Copy".
Dated 25 November

[no title or date]  D 779B/F 37

Contents:
Copy of "mother Lathwells" release from Richard Lathwell: Richard Lathwell of Aston Clinton county - to Hannah Lathwell relict and executrix of Edmund Lathwell decd, release for £100 in satsifaction of bequest by Edmund Lathwell to Richard in his will, 6 May 1673.

[no title or date]  D 779B/F 38

Contents:
Copy of will dated 4 Feb 1687/8 of Hannah Lathwell of 1688 Aston widow
To son Samuel and daughter his wife £10 each to buy mourning with and to their 5 children ("to whome I am Grandmother") 20s apiece; £10 to nephew Samuel Chiswell; to children of Hannah's brothers and sisters which "are of my owne blood and kindred" 10s apiece to buy gloves and scarves to wear at the funeral; to poor of Aston 40s and poor of Shardlow 20s.
Executrix, grandchild Hannah Holden who is to have the whole estate, but if she dies before marriage £400 to children of Hannah Lathwell 's own brothers and sisters.
Supervisors, John Adderly of Derby gent. and Lemuel Low of Bilborough county Nottingham, (spelt Bilbrow), yeoman; £10 to each for their pains to assist executrix.
Dated 3 May

Marriage of John Adderley and Anne Houlden  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/F 39  undated

Contents:
Copy of receipt from John Adderley of Bramshall county Stafford, gent. to his brother-in-law Samuel Houlden of Aston esquire for £500 in full payment of his wife Anne's marriage portion and release of all actions, accounts etc., 27 Feb 1670/1.

[Samuel Holden]  D 779B/F 40  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/F 40  undated

Contents:
Copy of sacrament certificate by which Edward Stillingfleet DD Rector and minister of St Andrews, Holborn, London, and George Fox churchwarden there certified that SH of Grays Inn, county Middlesex, esquire received the Lord's Supper according to the rites of the Church of England, endorsed with copy of oath by steward and butler of Grays Inn that the certificate was delivered into the court of Grays Inn etc (certificate 4 May 1673).

Perkins Connection  D 779B/F 41-50  1660/1-1685


Related information: Note: Samuel Holdens second wife Mary may have been connected with the Perkins family, and see F 34 for references to members of Perkins family.

Contents:
Bundle of papers and deeds, chiefly concerning marriage of Lemuel Lowe and Esther Perkins.

[no title]  D 779B/F 41  1660/1

Contents:
Bond in £20 from Lemuel Lowe of Little Hallam, parish Ilkeston, to Thomas Taylor son of Henry Taylor, recently of Bilborough, county Nottingham, yeoman, deceased, for the payment of £10 by 2 Sep 1676. Cancelled.
Dated 17 January

[no title]  D 779B/F 42  1660/1

Contents:
Bond in £160 from Lemuel Lowe as above yeoman and Francis Cooke of same place yeoman to Thomas Taylor as in E 34 for the payment of £80 by 2 Sep 1676. Cancelled.
Dated 17 January

[no title or date]  D 779B/F 43

Contents:
?"Cot the 3"
Letter from Mary Leves or Leues to "Madame" saying the writer has inquired of the party, who is a man of good report and a very good husband. She does not hear he has land of his own but he lives "very fully".

[no title]  D 779B/F 44  [16]85

Contents:
" An account As nere as I can what my small Astate is Reailly worth at This present"... Covers corn crop, ? fallow, stubble, hay, household goods, carts, farm implements, sheep, horses, cattle, yoke of oxen, swine, implements in smithy, total £639.6s.8d less rent and portion unpaid, leaving £511.6s.8d. In addition, "forme" [farm] valued at £100, cheese, butter, beef and poultry.
Dated 1 October
Endorsed Mr Low p[ar]ticular.

[no title]  D 779B/F 45  1685

Contents:
Letter to "Madam" from her aunt Ruth Perkins thanking her for her kindness to writer and writer's daughter. She cannot object to Mr Low. As for her [daughter's] portion, she cannot enlarge it without weakening her stock (mentioning a son) but when she does she will "make her one of my children", of which the writer has acqainted Mr Low. Asks that "my cousen Houlden" have writings made. He [Low] told the writer he would be leaving her [Esther Perkins - see F 47-48] all at his death only reserving £40 to bestow amongst friends if he has no children.
Sends love to sister.
Note: Samuel Holden was a lawyer.
Dated Lichfield, 28 October
Endorsed for Madam Houlden at Aston.

[no title]  D 779B/F 46  [16]85

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Letter from Ruth Perkins to her daughter Mrs Esther Perkins at Samuel "Holding" esquire in Aston. Sends £7 and Esther is to ask "my cosen Holding" to "be your Father when the day of maridg is".
Dated Lichfield 7 November

[no title]  D 779B/F 47-48  1685

Contents:
Marriage articles (2 copies, one unsigned) made between 1. Lemuel Lowe of Bilborough county Nottingham, gent. 2. Ruth Perkins of Lichfield widow and 3. Simon Perkins of Ellesmere, Salop, gent. in consideration of the marriage between Esther, daughter of Ruth and sister of Simon Perkins, and of £120 paid to Lowe as Esther's portion, by which Lowe undertook, if he predeceased his wife, to bequeath to her £500 or goods to that value, and if she predeceased Lowe, leaving children, to bequeath them £500 or goods to that value, in either case reserving £40 to his own disposition.
Dated 10 November

[no title]  D 779B/F 49  1685

Contents:
Bond in £1,000 from Lemuel Lowe to Ruth and Simon Perkins for the performance of above articles.
Dated 10 November

[no title]  D 779B/F 50  1685

Contents:
Release and quitclaim from Thomas Taylor of Bilborough county Nottingham, husbandman to Lemuel Lowe of the same place, yeoman, of all actions, writings, accounts, debts etc which Taylor ever had against Lowe.
Dated 18 November

James Shuttleworth of Forsett, county York esquire  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/F 51  1772

Contents:
Will of James Shuttleworth of Forsett, county York Esquire, reciting the marraige settlement on his marriage with Mary daughter of Robert Holden of Aston esquire made 12, 13 May 1742 between 1. Richard Shuttleworth esquire (father of James) since deceased, James his eldest son, the testator of the will, 2. Robert Holden of Aston esquire and Mary his daughter and only child 3. Edmund Starkey esquire and Thomas Starkey gentleman 4 Sir Robert Burdett Bart and Lancelot Rolleston esquire since deceased 5. Charles Jennens the younger eldest son of Charles the elder of Copshall, county Leicester, esquire and Robert Holden the younger eldest son of Alexander Holden of Newark, county Nottingham esquire 6. Reverend Samuel Pole Rector of Mugginton and Reverend John Rolleston Rector of Aston, in which properties in counties of Lancaster, York, Leicester and Westmorland belonging to Richard father of James Shuttleworth and to James, were settled to use of James for life, then that Mary should have £1,500 a year out of the premises, then to trustees for a term of 400 years from James' death upon trust for the sons of James and Mary with divers remainders over and to raise £15,000 for the portions of the younger children, reciting that James has children Robert the eldest son, James Holden, William Shuttleworth, Charles Shuttleworth, Mary wife of Charles Turner of Kirkleatham esquire and Elizabeth Shuttleworth and, in exercise of the authority reserved to the testator in the settlement recited, appointing the trustees of the settlement, Charles Jennens the younger and Robert Holden the younger after £15,000 shall be raised, to pay the younger children £3,000 each, refering to the marriage settlement dated 28 September 1771 of Mary Shuttleworth and Charles Turner, and directing that Elizabeth's £3,000 should be paid her at 21 or on her marriage; devised to wife Mary leasehold messuage and lands in Downing Street and Fludyer Street in City of Westminster, for life, then to his son Robert, to wife Mary her jewels and paraphenalia, best coach and harness, all coach horses, 3 of his saddle-horses at choice, household goods, linen, china, furniture and stock in cellars in house in City of Westminster and house at Aston upon Trent and in offices and gardens of them, to son Robert all household goods, linen, pictures, furniture, and all plate everywhere (except pieces of plate which belonged to Robert Holden esquire deceased) and stock in or about houses, park, gardens or lands in testator's occupation at Gawthorp and Barton Lodge, county Lancaster, and at Forsett county York; to wife £100, son James ?£50, son William £500, son Charles £300, daughter Elizabeth £3,000 at 21 or marriage; real estate to son Robert, who is named executor.
Dated 14 March

Mary Shuttleworth and the Lancashire estate  D 779B/F 52-54  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/F 52-53  1785

Contents:
Lease and release made betwen 1. Robert Shuttleworth of Barton Lodge, county Palatine of Lancaster, esquire, eldest son of James, heretofore of Forcett, county York, esquire deceased by Mary heretofore Holden (James being the eldest son and heir of Richard Shuttleworth formerly of Gawthorp, county Palatine of Lancaster esquire deceased) 2. Mary Shuttleworth now of Aston upon Trent widow, and 3. John Crewe of Crewe Hall county Palatine of Chester esquire and John Tempest of Winyard county Palatine of Durham, esquire reciting marriage settlement dated 13 May 1742 of James Shuttleworth and Mary Holden, by which several rent charges of £1,400 and £100 a year were secured to Mary, out of premises in county York, from the death of James, for her jointure and in bar of dower and reciting indenture of 10 February instant made between 1. John Tempest 2. Mary Shuttleworth 3. Robert Shuttleworth and 4. Frances Michell widow, in which, in consideration of Robert having agreed to secure a rent charge of £1,500 on Mary for life out of premises in county Lancaster (excepting those lands comprised in release dated 14 May 1776 before Robert's marriage with Anne Desaguliers) the rents whereof amount together to £1,980, the rent charges of £1,400 and £100 were exstinguished and witnessing that in consideration of the agreement, the exstinguishing of the rent charges and 10s paid by 3. to 1. and for securing £1,500 on Mary Shuttleworth, 1. released the manor of Bilsborow or Bilsborough, county Lancaster, Gawthorp Hall in Habergham Eaves ("Habergameaws") and demesne lands belonging, messuage called Cornfield in Ightenhill Park and lands belonging, mills in Burnley and Clitheroe, messuages, cottages, farms, mills, lands, tenements, tithes, rents in Bilsborow or Bilsborough, Preston, Kidnap, Chipping, Whittingham, Ightenhill or Ightenhill Park, Breadhead Moor, Saxifield, Marsden, Briarcliffe, Pendle Forest, Eccleshill, Daviefield, Blackburn, "Gawthrop" [Gawthorpe], Burnley, Pendleton, "Whalea" [Whalley], Habergham Eaves, Little Ightenhill, Padiam or Padiham, Henthorn, Over Darwin, Clideroe or Clitheroe, Simonstone, Inskip, Sowerby, Warton, Mighall and Lancaster, county Lancaster (except the manor of Barton in Amoundernesse, Barton Hall or Lodge and demesne lands, and all properties including mills and tithes in Barton Manor and in township of Goosnargh, which are comprised in the settlement of 14 May, 1776) to 3 in trust for Mary Shuttleworth to receive £1,500 annually out of the premises.
Dated 11, 12 February

[no title]  D 779B/F 54  1785

Contents:
Bond in £20,000 from Robert Shuttleworth to Mary Shuttleworth both as above for performance of above lease and release.
Dated 12 February

Reverend Charles Edward Shuttleworth (later Holden)  D 779B/F 55-74  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/F 55  1773

Contents:
Letters of ordination as deacon, in the Cathedral in Oxford, of Charles Shuttleworth civilian of Trinity College, Oxford, by Robert Bishop of Oxford.
Dated 6 June

[no title]  D 779B/F 56  1774

Contents:
13 February
Letters of ordination as priest in the Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, of Charles Shuttleworth by John Bishop of Peterborough.
Dated 13 February
Endorsed as exhibited at primary visitation of James Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry 17 June 1782, exhibited at Leicester 1788, exhibited 1791.

[no title]  D 779B/F 57  1775

Contents:
Letters of dispensation to Charles Edward Shuttleworth clerk bachelor in civil law, Trinity College, Oxford, that he may hold the rectory of Laughton county Leicester, with the rectory of Aston upon Trent.
Dated 29 May
With annexed royal confirmation, dated 29 May 15 GIII
Endorsed as exhibited 30 June 1786.

[no title]  D 779B/F 58  1777

Contents:
Post-nuptial settlement made between 1. Reverend Charles Shuttleworth clerk Rector of Aston and the Honourable Mary his wife, late Mary Cockburne youngest of the 2 daughters and co-heiresses of Caroline Lady Forester and 2. Wills Earl of Hillsborough, Arthur Hill esquire commonly called Lord Viscount Fairford only son and heir of Wills, by which, in consideration of his marriage and Mary's portion of £3,100 and for securing £1,500 and dealing the trusts thereof as a provision for Mary if widowed and for their children, Charles will pay £1,500 (part of the £3,100) to 2. in trust to place out the money in public stocks, in trust to allow Charles Shuttleworth to receive the interest for life, then to allow Mary to receive it for life, then to hold the stocks in trust for the children in the meantime paying such annual sums for their maintenance as Charles shall appoint, in default of his appointment as Mary shall appoint, in default of appointment, to hold them in trust and for the benefit of all the children equally to be paid them at 21, or if when they are 21 Charles and/or Mary are still alive, to be paid them within 6 months of death of parents, the share of any child dying before 21 being shared equally among the other children; if both Charles and Mary die, the interest is to be used to maintain the children until their principal trust monies be payable to them; if there are no children or they die before 21, the principal is to be held in trust for the survivor of Charles and Mary.
Dated 12 June
Note: C E Shuttleworth's first wife died in 1777 and he married secondly Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Whitmore, in 1780. F 59 is her parents' marriage settlement.

[no title]  D 779B/F 59  1736

Contents:
Marriage settlement by (lease-missing-and) release made between 1. Thomas Whitmore of Apley, county Salop esquire, 2. Sir Jonathan Cope of Bruern, county Oxford, bart and Anna his eldest daugher, 3. Sir Robert Banks Jenkinson of Walcot, county Oxford and John Jones of Chasleton, county Oxford esquire, 4. Henry Arthur Herbert of Oakly Park county Salop esquire and Walter Stubbs of Beckbury, county Salop gent, in consideration of a marriage between Whitmore and Anna Cope, and for £6,000 paid by Sir Jonathan to Whitmore for Anna's marriage portion, Whitmore released to Jenkinson and Jones the hundred of Brimstree, manors or lordships of Stockton Worfield (giving several spellings), Claverle(y) or Clarely, Astly Bridge alias Astley Abbotts, manor, reputed manor or farm called Appley, Apley House with demesne lands, parks etc, advowson of Stockton, donative of free church of Astly Bridge, all lands of Whitmore in above places and Albury, Chatton, Tasley, Morville (giving other spellings), Quatford, Alveley, and in towns and hamlets of Apley, Norton, 'Hickford' alias Higford, Worfield, Bromley, Wyken, Hallon, Bradney, Hilton, Newton Winscott, Alscott, Oldington, Rindleford, Catstree, Gatacre, Brantley, Woundale ('Woundwall'), Aston, 'Studdeston', alias Ludstone, Heathton, Broughton, Beanbridge alias Beabridge, 'Whittimore' [Whitmore], Farmcote and Romsley, county Salop, free chapel or college of St Mary Magdalen in the Castle of Bridgnorth commonly called the Deanery of Bridgnorth with its rights etc in cos Stafford and Salop, tithes etc from Claverley, Gatacre, Whitly Green, 'Whitimore', Sutton, Farmcote, Woundale, Beambridge or Beabridge, 'Studdestone' or Ludstone, Aston, Hopstone, Shipley and Dalicott or 'Dadycott' county Salop, Borington or Bubbington county Stafford, the castle of Bridgnorth and the castle yard, messuages and burgages in Bridgnorth, tithes of parishes of St Leonards and St Mary Magdalen, Bridgnorth, cony burrow and warren within forest of Morffe and liberties of Bridgnorth, all formerly the estate of Sir William Whitmore Bart. deceased; messuage and lands (described in detail) in Astley Abbotts, messuage and lands in Worfield, many messuages in Bridgnorth both in Newtown and Lowtown (positions described in detail, street names, tenants' names, often with their occupations, given) including the Sign of the Crown and the Sign of the Cock, shops, a cave in Holly Bush Lane, lands in fields of Bridgnorth (with detailed positions, field names) messuage in 'Olbury' called the Harp and Fiddle, tithes of lands in Astley Abbotts; many of the propeties are said to have been purchased by Thomas Whitmore from Anne Warter widow of Catherine Warter spinster; messuge in Hodnet, messuage in Shakerly, parish Donnington, and messuage in Worfield reserved.
Detailed settlement provisions. £700 to be Anna Cope's jointure if widowed.
Dated 8 May
Note: C E S Holden's second wife Elizabeth died in 1795 and he remarried in April 1796

[no title]  D 779B/F 60  1796

Contents:
Appointment made between 1. Reverend Charles Holden of Aston and Rosamond Amelia his wife 2. Reverend William Deane of Torrington, Devon, clerk and 3. Sir Charles Turner of Kirkleatham, county York, bart and John Compton of Minsted House, county Hants, esquire reciting settlement of 29, 30 September 1772 (see D 779B/T 637) and in order to provide a jointure of £400 per annum for Rosamond Amelia and in bar of dower, Holden appointed £400 to his wife chargeable on all freehold, leasehold and copyhold property comprised in the recited settlement of 1772, to be payable to her after his death, and witnessing that for 10s paid by Deane to Holden, the latter appointed all the premises in the settlement recited to Deane for 99 years from Holden's death in trust to secure the £400, allowing the surplus of rents etc to be paid to the person entitled to the reversion or remainder of the properties, and for 10s paid by Turner and Compton to Holden, the latter appointed to them all freehold and leasehold properties in settlement recited, for 1,000 years from the day before Holden's death, in trust to raise portions for his children:- £5,000 if there is no son, £6,000 if there is a son and another child or children to be divided as Holden may direct or, in default of direction, equally amongst them at 21 years of age (or at their marriage if earlier, in the case of daughters).
Dated 6 September

[no title]  D 779B/F 61  1808

Contents:
Will of Reverend Charles Holden of Aston clerk, to wife Rosamond Amelia £500, household goods and furniture, plate, linen, books, pictures, wines, horses, cows and stock live and dead; to Sophia Deane her sister £50; to servant Jane Burrows annuity of £20; to William Young late butler to Mrs Shuttleworth his mother and Martha Green her late maid annuities of £20 each to be paid as heretofore, pursuant to his mother's desire; residue of money, goods, etc., messuages and real estate in Aston parish to brother Robert Shuttleworth esquire and friend Robert Holden the younger of Spondon esquire in trust to sell them in trust to invest sale money and profits of real estate in the meantime as also residue of personal estate, out of the produce of which they were to pay wife £200 annuity for life, and the residue to her for children's maintenance until they attained their majority, when the residue should be divided equally amongst them; if all children die before 21, to be divided between testator's brother Robert Shuttleworth and wife Rosamond Amelia; daughters may have their share at marriage even if they are not 21, if they marry with their mother's consent; if testator should have a son who succeeds to the estate, of which Charles is tenant for life, in virtue of Robert Holden's will or in virtue of settlement of 1772 (see D 779B/T 560 and D 779B/T 637), he shall not have a share in provision made above. Wife to be guardian of children and executrix.
Dated 6 August
Codicil reciting that Charles has suffered a recovery of copyhold lands containing 40 acres at Long Eaton and held under prebendal manor and court of Sawley, which have since been surrendered to the use of Richard Murphy of Derby esquire in trust for Holden, and now are given to Robert Shuttleworth and Robert Holden to same uses as the estates devised in will above, 3 February 1804

[no title]  D 779B/F 62  1821

Arrangement: Enclosed in D 779B/F 62, F 63-71 as below:
D 779B/F 63-4 1) account of Rev C S Holden with Bellairs Sons & Co concerning stock, to 4 figures and note to Mr Murphy of balance due to Holden from Bellairs, 1822
D 779B/F 65 2) Stamp Office Form No 3 Account of personal estate, and monies arising from real estate by the will of Rev Charles Holden directed to be sold or mortgaged. Duty assessed 1824
D 779B/F 66 3) 10 January 1827 Release by Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire to William Legh Clowes now of Yeldersley House esquire and Francis Hurt of Alderwasley esquire, who were appointed Holden's guardian during his minority by the will, dated 7 March 1821, of his father Rev Charles Holden, from all actions and demands concerning the management of his estates during his minority, which ended on 2 August 1827
D 779B/F 67 4) Receipt, Wm Jones to - Holden esquire for funeral expenses of the late Miss Rosamond Adelia Holden 5 December 1829
D 779B/F 68-70 5) Bills of John Curzon [solicitors] in account with executors of the late Mr Holden, 1821-29; 1832-3; 1827, 1834-1842
D 779B/F 71 6) Receipt, J Curzon to executors of Rev Charles Holden 1834


Contents:
Appointment made by 1. Reverend Charles Holden of Aston clerk to 2. William Legh Clowes of Sutton on the Hill, esquire and Francis Hurt of Alderwasley esquire reciting settlement of 29, 30 September 1772 (see D 779B/T 637) that Mary Shuttleworth is dead, James Holden is dead without issue, leaving William Shuttleworth his brother surviving, that William took the name of Holden and died without issue leaving Charles Shuttleworth (now Holden) his brother surviving; that Charles is in possession of the premises in 1772 settlement and has issue by his late wife Rosamond Amelia, Edward Anthony, his elder son, James Richard, Sophia Elizabeth Rosamond, Antonia Henrietta Clowes, Teresa Amelia, Emma Maria, Rosamond Addelin and Isabel Clara and witnessing that for 10s paid by Clowes and Hurt to Holden, the latter conveyed all the properties comprised in the recited settlement to 2. for 1,000 years from Holden's death in trust to raise £6,000, to be charged upon the lands, for the portions of the younger children.
Dated 4 January

[no title]  D 779B/F 72-73  1821

Contents:
Draft will of Charles Holden of Aston clerk with brief note of main provisions

[no title]  D 779B/F 74  undated

Contents:
Copy of will of Charles Holden of Aston clerk; household goods and furniture, monies and securities for money, chattels and personal estate to daughters and youngest son (Sophia Elizabeth Rosamond Holden, Antonia Henrietta Clowes, Teresa Amelia Holden, Emma Maria Holden, James Richard Holden, Rosamond Adelia Holden and Isabel Clara Holden) to be paid them at age 21 or marriage whichever happens earlier and if daughters marry with consent of executors; if Edward Anthony Holden, the elder son, should die before 21 and the settled estate descend to James Richard, then latter's share in the personal estate shall be divided amongst daughters; if any daughter or if the younger son dies before 21 on marriage, their shares shall accrue to the survivors. Executors are to place out at interest the shares of the children and apply the interest to their maintenance until the shares become payable. Son in law William Legh Clowes esquire and nephew Francis Hurt esquire named guardians of all the children and of the person and estate of the elder son Edward Anthony, and executors of the will. Dated 7 March 1821, proved 25 February 1822.

Rosamond Amelia Holden  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/F 75  1822

Contents:
Draft release and discharge, not dated, made between Sophie Elizabeth Rosamond Holden spinster of Derby one of the daughters of Reverend Charles Holden late of Aston deceased by Rosamond Amelia his wife, nee Deane, a daughter of Anthony Deane late of Bath esquire deceased by Anna Sophia his wife, nee Whitmore 2. William Legh Clowes of Sutton on the Hill esquire and Antonia Henrietta, another daughter of Charles Holden and Rosamond Amelia, his wife 3. Teresa Amelia Holden of Derby another daughter of Charles and Rosamond Amelia Holden 4. Francis Hurt of Alderwasley esquire, William Legh Clowes esquire guardians of Emma Maria, James Richard, Rosamond Adelina and Isabel Clara the 4 other children (besides an eldest son) of Charles Holden and Rosamond Amelia, all infants 5. Reverend George Henry Deane of East Bergholt, Suffolk, clerk and Anna Sophia Deane of Bath spinster, the only other younger children of Anthony Deane and Anna Sophia his wife 6. Anthony William Johnson Deane of Great Torrington esquire 7. Thomas Carr of John Street, Bedford Row, Middlesex esquire 8. Reverend Peter Wellington Furse of Great Torrington clerk, reciting marriage settlement by lease and release dated 23, 24 December 1765, of Anthony Deane and Anna Sophia Whitmore, respectively only son and heir of Anthony Deane esquire and a daughter of Sir Thomas Whitmore, by which it was agreed that trustees should stand possessed of £10,000 upon trust to invest it and after the marriage to pay Anthony Deane the son the interest thereof and after his death to assign the £10,000 to his surviving children (other than an eldest or only surviving son); the £10,000 was lent to Anthony Deane the son, who on 13 Oct. 1778, mortgaged premises in Suffolk to Sir Henry Bridgman (a trustee of Anthony Deane's marriage settlement) to secure the £10,000; reciting also that on 25 November 1789, Suffolk lands were settled to raise, on the deaths of Anthony Deane the father and Anthony Deane the son, £6,000 for the daughters and younger sons of Anthony Deane the son by Anna Sophia; that an appointment dated 3 May 1796 and made by Anthony Deane the son and Anna Sophie his wife, of the trust sums of £10,000 and £6,000, stated that there were 4 children of Anthony Deane's marriage, William, George Henry, Anna Sophia and Rosamond Amelia Holden; that the appointment of 3 May 1796 was varied by an appointment dated 2 May 1803; that both appointments were revoked by Anthony Deane and Anna Sophia his wife in an appointment dated 9 December 1803 by which it was appointed that trustees should stand (after the death of Anthony Deane) possessed of the £10,000 in trust for George Henry Deane and Anna Sophia Deane, the daughter, as to £8,000 for George Henry and as to £2,000 for Anna Sophia the daughter, and of the £6,000 in trust for Anna Sophia the daughter and Rosamond Amelia Holden, as to £4,000 for Anna Sophia and as to £2,000 for Rosamond Amelia; and reciting that Anthony Deane died March 1811 leaving the Reverend William Deane his eldest son, and younger children George Henry, Anna Sophia and Rosamond Amelia Holden; and reciting that by lease and release of 23, 24 March 1802, it was provided that, when William Deane should be in possession of the premises below mentioned, £16,000 might be raised by sale of premises in Suffolk, Monmouth, Middlesex and Hertfordshire in order to discharge payment of the sums of £10,000 and £6,000 for the portions of Anthony and Anna Sophia Deane's younger children; lands in Monmouthshire, sufficient to raise £8,000 for the portion of George Henry Deane, were disposed of; William Deane died 11 May 1818 leaving Anthony William Johnson Deane (then an infant) his only son; further Monmouthshire property was sold to raise £2,000; and reciting that Rosamond Amelia Holden died in August 1820 before her husband leaving 7 children besides her eldest son; the Reverend Charles Holden died 19 December 1821, having appointed Francis Hurt and William Legh Clowes guardians of his infant children; that as Rosamond predeceased her husband a doubt has arisen whether the £2,000 appointed in her favour has not devolved on George Henry Deane and his sister Anna Sophia, under the trusts of the settlement of 25 November 1789 and that George Henry and Anna Sophia Deane have agreed to relinquish all claim in the £2,000 for the benefit of the younger children of Charles and Rosamond Amelia Holden and witnessing that in consideration of £2,000 paid by parties 7. and 8. to parties 1. to 4., with the approbation of parties 5. and 6, parties 1. to 4. released and discharged 7. and 8. and the lands etc mentioned in the settlement of 25 November 1789 and the release of 24 March 1802 as were charged with the payment of which the £2,000 is part, and the lands etc of Anthony Deane and William Deane both deceased and now of Anthony W J Deane, from the sum of £2,000 limited and appointed to Rosamond Amelia Holden.
"Perused" 10 August

The children of Reverend Charles Holden  D 779B/F 76-77  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/F 76  1831

Contents:
Administration granted to Isabel Clara Holden of the will, annexed, of Rosamond Adelin Holden spinster, formerly of Aston, now of Tenby [Pembrokeshire], dated 9 November 1829, and devising all monies to trustees Colonel Clowes and Mr Hurt, to pay the dividend and interest to her youngest sister, Isabel Clara Holden, to whom also is bequeathed all trinkets, dress, personalties and the residue of the testator's estate, after payment of debts and funeral and testamentary expenses.
Dated 5 August

[no title]  D 779B/F 77  1833

Contents:
Release of the portions charged by the Reverend Charles Holden on his settled estates in favour of his younger children, by 1. Sophia Elizabeth Rosamond Holden of Cheltenham, county Gloucester, spinster, William Legh Clowes of Park Hall, Egginton, esquire Antonia Henrietta his wife (formerly Holden), Teresa Amelia Holden of Cheltenham spinster, William Boates esquire lately a captain in 64th Regiment of Foot and since of Cheltenham, Emma Maria his wife (formerly Holden), Reverend James Richard Holden of Pleasley, clerk and Isabel Clara Holden of Pleasley spinster, all (except for William Legh Clowes and William Boates) the six surviving younger children of the Reverend Charles Holden, and which Isabel Clara Holden is the administratrix, with will annexed, of Rosamond Adelin Holden late of Tenby spinster deceased, the other of the Reverend Charles Holden's younger children, to 2. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston esquire, eldest son of the Reverend Charles Holden, reciting settlement of 6 September 1796 (above); that Charles Holden died in 1822 without having exercised his power of appointment as to the portions in the settlement directed to be raised for his younger children, and leaving 8 children surviving, who reached the age of 21, and the 7 younger of whom became entitled to £6,000 in equal shares; that Rosamond Adelin died 28 Nov. 1829 giving, in her will of 9 Nov. 1829, her estate to her sister Isabel Clara, now her administratrix; that the £6,000 and maintenance of the younger children was raised out of the surplus of the rents of lands comprised in the settlement, which accrued during the minority of E A Holden, without having recourse to the trusts of the 1,000 year term in the 1796 settlement, and it was shared equally among the 7 younger children; that E A Holden has acquired inheritance in fee simple of the premises comprised in the 1796 settlement by means of 2 common recoveries and has applied to party 1. to discharge the premises from the portions and maintenance to which they were entitled under the settlement, and witnessing that 1. discharged E A Holden of the 1,000 year term, and lands comprised in 1796 settlement from sum of £6,000
Dated 24 June

Edward Anthony Holden and his wife Susan Drummond Moore  D 779B/F 78-81  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/F 78-80  1832

Contents:
Marriage settlement made between 1. Edward Anthony Holden of Aston Hall esquire 2. Susan Drummond Moore of Snarestone Lodge, county Leicester, spinster, an infant aged 20 and 3. George Moore of Snarestone Lodge esquire, Susan D Moore's brother, the Reverend James Richard Holden of Pleasley, clerk, reciting the will of George Moore late of Snarestone Lodge esquire;, Susan's father, dated 6 April 1827 and proved 5 January 1828, by which £40,000 was directed to be raised when Susan reached the age of 25 unmarried or on her marriage under that age and witnessing that in consideration of the intended marriage of 1. and 2. with the approval of Elizabeth Moore of Snarestone Lodge widow and of the Reverend John Webb Edge of Strelley, county Nottingham, clerk, guardians of Susan D Moore (their signed notes of approval dated 20, 21 November, F 79-80, are annexed) and of the settlement made in favour of Susan and the issue of the marriage, by E A Holden, of properties in the counties of Derby and Leicester by lease and release of 20, 21 November 1832, it is agreed that, on the marriage, the £40,000 shall be vested in 3. to hold upon the following trusts, that they may be able to call in stocks and reinvest the money, receive dividends and pay them to Susan and, after her death, to her husband; when both are dead, the capital and interest are to accrue in trust for Susan's children and grandchildren as she may direct, and for lack of direction in trust for her children equally; if she has no children, as she may direct in her will and in default of direction, for her nearest blood or kin, providing inter alia that Susan may appoint or bequeath any sum not exceeding £10,000 to any person, the sum to be raised out of the trust.
Dated 21 November
Endorsed with appointment of new trustees, by which Edward Anthony Holden and his wife Susan Drummond appointed Francis Shuttleworth Rendall (formerly Holden) of Aston esquire and James Thomas Edge of Strellay Hall, county Nottingham, esquire trustees of 1832 marriage settlement, to stand possessed of the stocks in which the remaining £30,000 of the £40,000 mentioned in the settlement, is invested (for appointement of £10,000 see below) the former trustees having died, 11 June 1877

[no title]  D 779B/F 81  1834

Contents:
Appointment by Susan Drummond Holden, wife of Edward Anthony Holden of Aston Hall esquire, of £10,000 to be paid to her husband, which is to be raised by the trustees of their marriage settlement, George Moore and James Richard Holden. Recites inter alia that Mrs Holden had reached her majority on 2 April 1834.
Dated 3 April

Family papers  D 779B/F 82-101  [18]46-1876

[no title]  D 779B/F 82  [18]46

Contents:
Covering letter from William Price parish clerk of Handsworth, near Birmingham, for certificate of burial of Mrs C E Clarke widow of N G Clarke esquire, as requested [Mrs Clarke was formerly married to James Shuttleworth, later Holden, who had died in 1779].
Dated 25 February

[no title]  D 779B/F 83-101  1876

Contents:
Bundle of papers concerning the marriage settlement of Caroline Shuttleworth Holden of Aston Hall spinster and Charles (John) Leslie Lovett Cameron of Merton College, Oxford, and of Eton College esquire, M.A., including:
D 779B/F 83-4, 101 Papers concerning Cameron's life assurances.
D 779B/F 87-96 Copy of the will of Miss Elizabeth Moore (made 5 March 1867, proved 2 April 1869), other papers and accounts (1864-1876) and copy draft release from Miss C S Holden, concerning the latter's legacies under the wills of her greataunts, Miss Catherine (will dated 25 May 1852, proved 3 July 1863) and Miss Elizabeth Moore, both of Appley, county Leicester.
D 779B/F 99-100 draft marriage settlements, settling £3,000 belonging to Miss Holden (of which £800 was a gift from her father, Edward Anthony Holden of Aston Hall esquire), £4,000 promised to her on her parents' deaths (£100 per annum in the meanwhile to be paid to the trustees of the settlement), and Cameron's insurance policies of £2,000, £3,000 and £2,000.

Robert Holden of Darley  D 779B/F 102-103  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/F 102  1804

Contents:
Copy of the will, dated 18 October 1804, of Robert Holden of Darley near Derby esquire by which he bequeathed all his real estate in the City of York or within 5 miles of York to the use of Francis Hurt of Alderwasley esquire and Richard Murphy of the Borough of Derby esquire in trust to sell, subjected all property in Hawton, Newark upon Trent and Farndon, county Nottingham, to payment of debts, legacies and annuities and gave the same, subject to above payments, to Hurt and Murphy for 99 years to receive the rents, and as to rents of York property until sold and the sale money, in trust to pay the debts, annuities and legacies, then after payment of same and deaths of annuitants, bequeathed county Nottingham properties above, manor of Darley, mansion house in which Holden lives, all other property in Darley, property in county York and in Normanton, county Nottingham to cousin Robert Holden for life, then to Sir Robert Mead Wilmot of Chaddesden bart and Edward Hartopp the younger of Little Dalby, county Leicester, esquire for the life of Robert Holden to support the contingent uses but permitting Holden to receive the rents, then to use of Hurt and Murphy for 500 years upon trust, on the expiration of the 500 year term, as to property in Darley, county York and Normanton, to use of Mary Anne wife of cousin Robert Holden, for life while continuing unmarried after death of husband, then on determination of trusts, all the properties in 500 year term, successively to sons of Robert Holden the cousin and their heirs male, daughters of cousin Robert to be divided equally between them, Reverend Charles Holden clerk (youngest son of late cousin Mary Shuttleworth) and his heirs general, James Hurt, second son of late Francis Hurt esquire deceased by Elizabeth his wife, youngest daughter of Mary Shuttleworth, and heirs male, Henry Hurt, third son of Francis deceased by Elizabeth his wife, and heirs male, and testator's right heirs for ever, and as to the 500 year term above, testator declared it was upon trust to raise portions for the younger children of cousin Robert (details given) and to maintain them from decease of their father until their portions shall be paid, the residue of the rents going to whomever the next reversion belongs; bequeathed leasehold estates in county or city of York to cousin Robert Holden for life, then to same persons to same uses as freehold and copyhold estates in county York as before limited; empowered cousin Robert Holden to appoint up to £300, chargeable on properties in Darley, county York and Normanton, to a future wife for her jointure; gave annuities of £200 to friend Richard Murphy, of £50 each to butler Robert Harpham, gardener John Wilkinson, footman Mark Whitworth, of £30 each to late coachman Thomas Smedley, late groom John Baker and housekeeper Susanna Peat, out of Hawton, Newark and Farndon lands; gave £6,000 to Robert Shuttleworth the younger, second son of Robert Shuttleworth of Barton Lodge, county Lancester, esquire and grandson of Mary Shuttleworth, £100 to Robert Shuttleworth the elder, £100 each to Charles Holden, Mrs Elizabeth Hurt, widow of Francis Hurt esquire, William Lascelles of the Inner Temple esquire Richard Murphy, and Reverend Benjamin Barnard clerk prebendary of Peterborough, £50 to friend John Barnard esquire, £20 each to friend Reverend Joseph Collier, Mrs Ann Lowe of Derby and Reverend Ellis Henry of Derby, to be paid out of sale of York property (as above) and out of real estate in county York; gave year's wages to all servants, horses, hay, corn, liquor, wine and linen in testator's house to cousin Robert; gave the use only, not the property, of silver, plate, books, pictures, household goods and furniture to cousin, Robert for life, an inventory thereof first to be taken by executors, then the use of same to whomever is entitled to house and estate at Darley as heirlooms and to accompany the limitations of house and estate at Darley; gave wearing apparel to footman Mark Whitworth and ready money and securities to cousin Robert Holden, subject to payment of funeral expenses. Executors to be Robert Holden and Richard Murphy.
Also copy of codicils:
1) 27 June 1806 by which Holden provided that if William Drury Lowe father of Mary Ann wife of testator's cousin Robert Holden, does not have a son, then properties in Hawton, Newark and Farndon, Darley, county York and Normanton, are not to go to cousin Robert's eldest son, but successively to his other sons and their male heirs, and then to the first son and heirs male, then as in will, and that the younger son inheriting shall be excluded from portions and maintenance, as well as the eldest son, and he gave to each of the 5 children of Robert Holden late of Jamaica esquire decd. £100 out of money from sale of city of York estate and out of rents of the same meanwhile, and out of Nottinghamshire property (not Normanton)
2) 1 May 1807, by which further annuity of £200 was bequeathed to Richard Murphy, making £400 in all
3) 17 Sep. 1807, by which annuity of £10 was bequeathed to Sarah widow of Francis Cooke servant to Robert Holden's late brother Atkinson Holden esquire
Proved, Lichfield 18 May 1808

[no title]  D 779B/F 103  1808

Contents:
"Inventory of Heirlooms at Darley Abbey" (soft covered book). Inside the title is "Inventory of the Household Furniture Plate Books &c &c of the late Robert Holden Esquire of Darley Abbey".
Contains a room by room inventory of all household furniture with values, list of plate, list of books sub-divided by size, usually giving dates, and a catalogue of pictures and prints, room by room, signed by Robert Holden and Richard Murphy, Joint Executors
At the end is a declaration by Robert Holden that the next person who possesses Darley Abbey under the will of his late relation Robt Holden esquire (died 25 Ap 1808) may choose furniture out of the house equal in value to the furniture now in it, to which Holden consents on being allowed to change the present furniture. He promises that the value of it shall not at any time be less than the present value of the furniture, being an heirloom. The pictures are not to be removed.
7 June 1808

Acting as trustee or executor  D 779B/F 104-117  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/F 104  1656

Contents:
Declaration by Robert Hope of Little Chester gent., Robert Houlden of Aston gent., Samuel Doughtye of Derby gentleman and Henry Houlden of Weston gent., reciting that whereas Robert Houlden of Normanton next Derby yeoman by his lease of even date has leased to Hope, Houlden of Aston, Doughtye and Henry Houlden, a messuage, farm or tenement in Normanton in Robert Houlden's possession, great pasture ground in Normanton called Round Cottons, close of pasture in Twyford called Fenh?, the messuage from Michaelmas last for 4 years, the closes from Michaelmas last to next Lady Day, and whereas Robert Houlden has sold by bill of sale to the same 4 persons divers goods and cattle, and has authorised them by letters of attorney to demand and receive sums of money owing to Robert Houlden, they testify that their names are used in trust for Robert Houlden. Not signed, sealed or witnessed.
Dated 3 October

[no title]  D 779B/F 105  1673

Contents:
Paper draft of conveyance by Edward Holding of Ampthill county Bedford clerk, patron of the rectory of Weston upon Trent to ? Sam Houlden in Middlesex esquire and Christopher Deane of London gentleman jointly of the first and next advowson of Weston when it should be vacant. Endorsed 'Forme de Presentation'

[no title]  D 779B/F 106-107  1717/18

Contents:
Lease and release in trust made between 1. Phillip Earl of Chesterfield 2. Hugh Clopton of Stratford upon Avon esquire and Robert Holden of Foremark esquire 3. William Stanhope esquire, the Earl's second son and 4. John Stanhope esquire the Earl's third son, by which, for the affection the Earl bore his sons and for their preferment, for settling the lands below and for 10s paid by Clopton and Holden, he conveyed the manors or reputed manors of Wing, Ascott, Burcott, Crofton, Broughton, Hoggeston alias Hogston, Aston Abbotts alias Abbotts Aston, Lidcott, Stewkley, Ham, Rowsham, Wingrove, Grove, Buckland, Ethrop alias Eldrop [Eythrope], Cranwell, Beechendon, Blackgrove, Saint Cleeres, Ilmer, Stone, 'Bishops Stone', Dinton, Hartwell, Circott alias Southcott, Aston, Martim, Hutchindon, Dagnall, Studham and Hudnall in the counties of Buckingham, Bedford and Hertford [most are in Buckinghamshire] to Clopton and Holden, to his own use for life, then to the use that John Stanhope may have £400 per annum clear for life and, subject to this rent charge, to William Stanhope and his heirs male, then to John Stanhope and his heirs male, then to Charles the Earl's 4th son and his heirs male, then to the use of Clopton and Holden in trust for the sons of Elizabeth youngest daughter of the Earl that shall take the name Stanhope and the heirs male of these sons severally, successively and in remainder one after the other in seniority of age, then to Phillip Lord Stanhope, the Earl's eldest son and his heirs male, and then to Earl's right heirs. Both parts.
Dated 17, 18 March

[no title]  D 779B/F 108  1727/8

Contents:
Certificate that pursuant to an order of 20 December last, the estate of Richard Godfrey esquire late a master of the court has been debited for £106 11s 6d and the cause Dean of Winchester v Holden the Charity Account has been credited with the same (see below) and that a cheque has been drawn on the Bank of England for £105 made payable to William ? Tawer on his causing £100 South Sea Annuities to be transferred to Accountant General [of Court of Chancery] Dated 27 February with certificate of debit and credit as recited, 26 Feb 1727/8.
In cause between Dean and Chapter of Winchester querent and Joseph Bingham and Alexander Holden executors of Joseph Percival deceased defendants.

[no title]  D 779B/F 109-110  1797-1810

Contents:
Larges Hospital for clergymen's widows at Nuns Green, Derby:- 2 volumes of rentals and accounts (marked "Rentals")
Lady Day 1797 - Mich 1805
Lady Day 1806 - Mich 1810
Rents came from properties in Derby and Alvaston. Notes of land and property tax.
Money paid out:- "Dividends for the Hospital" ie payments to the widows, expenses of work on the Hospital, expenses relating to letting of the property owned by the Hospital, rents paid to Liversage Trustees and the Corporation of Derby. At back of earlier volume is the account of the trustees with Richard Murphy, mostly payments to persons without further explanation, 1797?-1805; also in earlier volume at the end of the rentals and accounts: "signed by me as the only surviving Trustee of Larges Hospital under the Codicil of the will of my late Uncle Robert Holden Esqr of Aston. Robert Holden" and "Signed by me as the present possessor of the Estates of my late Grandfather Robert Holden Esqr of Aston, by the codicil of whose will it has fallen to me to nominate and appoint clergymens Widows to Larges Hospital. Charles Holden 4 Dec. 1805" "(Copy)".

[no title]  D 779B/F 111  1816-17

Contents:
Larges Hospital at Nuns Green, Derby:- Booklet containing copy of rentals and accounts for with notes relating to rental for 1815, examined and approved 1818.

[no title]  D 779B/F 112  1817


Related information: * see codicil dated 10 Nov 1745 to will, D 779B/T 560-561.

Contents:
Larges Hospital at Nuns Green, Derby:- Copy of lease and release in trust dated 17, 18 September 1817 by 1. James Shuttleworth of Barton Lodge, Lancaster esquire to 2. the same James Shuttleworth, Robert Holden of Darley Abbey esquire, William Drury Lowe of Locko Park esquire, Francis Hurt of Alderwasley esquire, Francis Mundy of Markeaton esquire, Richard Hurt of Wirksworth esquire, Leonard Fosbrooke of Shardlow esquire, the release reciting that Edward Large formerly of Derby gentleman by his will dated 3 June 1709 demised all his property to John son and heir of Sir Nathaniel Curzon of Kedleston, Robert Wilmot of Osmaston esquire and Robert Holden of the Inner Temple in trust where an estate at Nuns Green, parish St Werburgh, Derby, of £50 annual value, was concerned, to build thereon 5 small almshouses for 5 poor parsons' or vicars' widows, the profits of the land to be equally divided amongst them; that his will was carried out and Larges Hospital divided into 5 dwellings, was built; that Mary (more usually called Hannah) Broom widow by her will dated 6 April 1721 left land in Alvaston to her brother for life, then to Larges Hospital where she lived; that Robert Holden survived the other 2 trustees and devised* his legal estate in the Hospital property to son in law James Shuttleworth and nephews Lancelot Rolleston esquire and Robert son of Alexander Holden in trust to permit whoever held his lands by virtue of his will to nominate clergymen's widows to vacancies in the almshouses; that the Reverend Charles Shuttleworth Holden is now entitled to Robert Holden' s lands and wishes new trustees to be appointed; that Robert son of Alexander Holden survived his cotrustees but died intestate and James Shuttleworth (party 1) is his heir at law and witnessing that in order to appoint new trustees and for 10s paid to 1. by 2. the trust estate, consisting of Larges Hospital built on or near Nuns Green, site of the building and garden belonging, containing c.la, 6 closes in parish of St Werburgh 's Derby (giving acreages and tenants' names) close in Alvaston called Moor Head, about 2 acres, close in Boulton called Moor Head, about 1 acre, which on the parliamentary enclosure of lands in townships of Alvaston and Boulton, 1805, was allotted to the Hospital in exchange of lands given up to Sir Henry Harpur, both in possession of John Sherwin, and parcel of land awarded to the charity in the same award as plot No 109, parish Alvaston, about 4 acres, part of Sinfin Field (detailed description) (and excepting a small part of the Alvaston estate previously sold to redeem land tax on the whole trust estate) was conveyed by 1. to 2. upon the trusts set out in the wills of Edward Large and Hannah Broom and codicil to Robert Holden's will.
Dated 20 October

[no title]  D 779B/F 113  1820

Contents:
Larges Hospital for clergymen's widows at Nuns Green, Derby:- Counterpart lease from 6 April 1818 for 6 years by 1. trustees of Larges Hospital (as 2. above) to 2. Thomas Bent of Derby, doctor of physic, of piece of land near Nuns Green, 389 superficial square yards, and a plot near Nuns Green, 237 superficial square yards, both lately part of Alms House Croft and late in possession of the Reverend Thomas Francis Twigge (details of boundaries given), at rent of £6 4s 1d, Bent to erect buildings to make plots worth £62 clear, but he is not to build on land between the New Road from Friars Gate to the trustees' lands and the fence of W F Fowler of Derby surgeon, and Bent is to keep in repair the New Road where it runs between the 2 plots demised. Includes marginal sketch maps
Dated 8 August

[no title]  D 779B/F 114  1826

Contents:
Larges Hospital for clergymen's widows at Nuns Green, Derby:- Bill of costs in exchange of lands between Larges Hospital and Mr Turner (1824), paid 1826.

[no title]  D 779B/F 115  [19th c]

Contents:
Larges Hospital for clergymen's widows at Nuns Green, Derby:- Memorandum of terms on which Hospital lands are to be leased, undated.

[no title]  D 779B/F 116-117  (1864)-1868

Contents:
Letter from Galloways and Connor in Dublin to Edward A Holden esquire, which once enclosed 7 day bill for £100 drawn in favour of Holden being legacy referred to in enclosed extract (D 779B/F 117) from will and 2nd codicil of the Reverend Richard Holden Murphy, 30 November 1867. The enclosed extract (D 779B/F 117) is from the will dated 13 July 1864, giving Edward Anthony Holden esquire £100 to apply to the relief of Lydia Lacy servant for many years in the house of Mrs Joseph Botham of Aston, what is left after her death and funeral, to be for benefit of the poor of Aston. The 2nd codicil dated 18 June 1866 saying Lydia Lacy is dead, confirms the bequest for the benefit of the poor of Aston. With note that £100 be invested according to above Will, 2 Jan 1868.

MANORIAL  D 779B/M 1-79  [n.d.]

Manor of Weston upon Trent  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/M 1  17th c

Contents:
Presentments and amercements made at the court leet and 1659 baron of Robert Holden gentleman before George Allestrye gentleman steward, with warrant to Jos Creswell bailiff to collect the amercements, 7 April and 6 October.
Endorsed - wherein is a particular summons for Robert Cowper to appear at Weston court to serve on the Jury [? 17th c] and ? suggested tomb inscription, in Latin, for Edward Houlden brother of Robert of Aston gent.

Court papers  D 779B/M 2-68  1749-1776

Administrative history:
Courts were held twice a year, in Spring and Autumn, and were called views of frankpledge or courts leet with court baron. The lords were James Shuttleworth with, sometimes, his wife Mary, until October 1749; from April 1750 James and Mary Shuttleworth and Robert Holden esquire; from Spring James Holden esquire and his mother Mary Shuttleworth. The steward was William Fox gent.

Contents:
Folded paper sheets containing the record of court proceedings, with some estreats of fines and amercements, and warrants to levy fines.
From 1749 until the court of April 1751 inclusive, 4 separate papers make up the record for each court. One gives the court's formal title, lord's name, place and date of meeting, steward's name, names of homage or jury, and, at spring courts, appointments of constables and pinners. The other 3 papers are separate papers of presentments, with amercements, from Aston, Weston and Wilne and Shardlow. From the October Court of 1751, one paper contains all that had formerly been contained in 4 separate papers for each court. From the court of May 1762, there is only one list of presentments in each court paper.

[no title]  D 779B/M 2-5  22 April 1749

Contents:
Courts papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 6-11  7 October 1749

Contents:
Also separate sheet of estreats of fines, and a warrant to bailiff and constable to levy amercements imposed at court of October 1748.

[no title]  D 779B/M 12-16  28 April 1750

Contents:
Courts papers
Also separate sheet of estreats of fines

[no title]  D 779B/M 17-20  18 October 1750

Contents:
Courts papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 21-24  27 April 1751

Contents:
Courts papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 25-26  16 October 1751

Contents:
Courts papers
The court paper (D 779B/M 25) is endorsed with warrant to bailiff to levy fines, 1 April 1752; separate estreats of fines and warrant to levy fines, 6 April 1752 (D 779B/M 26)

[no title]  D 779B/M 27  22 April 1752

Contents:
Courts papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 28  21 October 1752

Contents:
Courts papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 29  5 May 1753

Contents:
Courts papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 30  3 November 1753

Contents:
Courts papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 31  27 April 1754,

Contents:
Courts papers
At the adjourned court the jury settled mere of bound stones in the common fields of hamlet of adjourned to Wilne and Shardlow.

[no title]  D 779B/M 32  11 May 1754

Contents:
Courts papers
Estreats of fines and amercements levied at courts of 21 October 1752, 5 May 1753, 3 November 1753, with warrant to levy, 11 May 1754.

[no title]  D 779B/M 33  2 November 1754

Contents:
Courts papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 34  26 April 1755

Contents:
Courts papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 35  1 November 1755

Contents:
Courts papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 36  1 May 1756, adjourned to 17 May 1756

Contents:
Courts papers
The adjournment was to mark out the limits of a piece of ground in Wilne.

[no title]  D 779B/M 37  30 October 1756

Contents:
Courts papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 38  7 May 1757

Contents:
Courts papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 39  29 October 1757

Contents:
Courts papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 40  6 May 1758

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 41  4 November 1758

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 42  28 April 1759

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 43  3 November 1759

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 44  3 May 1760

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 45  1 November 1760

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 46  1760

Contents:
Court papers
Estreats for courts of 30 October 1756 - 1 Nov 1760, with warrant to bailiff to levy same, 17 Nov 1760.

[no title]  D 779B/M 47  2 May 1761

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 48  31 October 1761

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 49  1 May 1762

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 50  30 October 1762

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 51  30 April 1763

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 52  29 October 1763

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 53  28 April 1764

Contents:
Court papers
Includes orders and pains made

[no title]  D 779B/M 54  10 November 1764

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 55  27 April 1765

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 56  9 November 1765

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 57  26 April 1765

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 58  1 November 1766

Contents:
Court papers
With warrant to levy amercements, 17 November

[no title]  D 779B/M 59  2 May 1767

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 60  7 November 1767

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 61  30 April 1768

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 62  29 October 1768

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 63  29 April 1769

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 64  1 May 1773

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 65  7 May 1774

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 66  19 November 1774

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 67  4 November 1775

Contents:
Court papers

[no title]  D 779B/M 68  18 May 1776

Contents:
Court papers

Suit rolls  D 779B/M 69-77  1749-1776

Contents:
Cover Aston, Weston and Wilne and Shardlow.
Paper, except for D 779B/M 69, which is a small parchment roll.

[no title]  D 779B/M 69  Mich 1749-Easter 1752

Contents:
Suit rolls

[no title]  D 779B/M 70  Mich 1752-Mich 1755

Contents:
Suit rolls

[no title]  D 779B/M 71  Easter 1756-Mich 1757

Contents:
Suit rolls

[no title]  D 779B/M 72  Easter 1758-Mich 1760

Contents:
Suit rolls

[no title]  D 779B/M 73  Easter 1761-Mich 1763

Contents:
Suit rolls

[no title]  D 779B/M 74  Mich 1764-Mich 1766

Contents:
Suit rolls

[no title]  D 779B/M 75  Easter 1767-Mich 1769

Contents:
Suit rolls

[no title]  D 779B/M 76  Easter 1770-Easter 1773

Contents:
Suit rolls

[no title]  D 779B/M 77  Mich 1773-Easter 1776

Contents:
Suit rolls

Gamekeeper  D 779B/M 78-79  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  D 779B/M 78-79

Contents:
Appointment by Charles Holden of Aston Clerk Lord 1801 of the manor of Weston, of John Statham of Aston to be his gamekeeper in the manor, 29 October, registered with Clerk of the Peace, 30 October, and declaration by the Clerk of the Peace that Statham has registered his deputation by which he is appointed a gamekeeper as in D 779B/M 78, 30 October.

ESTATE  D 779B/E 1-295  [n.d.]

Arrangement: D 779B/E 1 Survey, property in Aston [?late 16th c]
D 779B/E 2-91 17th c papers
1)D 779B/E 2-57 miscellaneous 1623-1670
2)D 779B/E 58-69 chiefly concerning purchases of cloth (see also D 779B/E 42 and 50) 1656-1664
3)D 779B/E 70-89 bonds and related papers 1653/4- 1675/6
4)D 779B/E 90-91 miscellaneous [1688] -1690
D 779B/E 92-104 Robert Holden's deeds and papers
D 779B/E 92 lease of fishing etc 1709
D 779B/E 93 agreement, Foremark property 1718
D 779B/E 94-97 concerning enclosure, Shardlow, Wilne, Aston 1727/8-1730
D 779B/E 98 Aston and Shardlow Moors 1735
D 779B/E 99-100 right of common and enclosure, Aston 1747
D 779B/E 101 glebe terrier, Aston 1735
D 779B/E 102 Prebend of Sawley 1737
D 779B/E 103-104 concerning mortgage to Robert Holden of Park Hall and other property in Denby 1743/4
D 779B/E 105-110 Shardlow leases and memorandum 1765-1817
D 779B/E 111-112 Aston leases 1772-1774
D 779B/E 113-114 Breaston leases (tithes, Tithe Barn etc) 1778
D 779B/E 115-121 Survey, terrier, maps late 18th c-1800
D 779B/E 122-172 Rentals, accounts, cash book 1797-1920
D 779B/E 173-226 Miscellaneous receipts undated, 1780-1845
D 779B/E 227-254 Concerning redemption of land tax and sale of Long Eaton property 1803-4, with related earlier material (Aston, Wilne, Sawley 1766). 1766, 1803-4
D 779B/E 255-262 Sale of Long Eaton property 1808
D 779B/E 263-271 Maps, plans, tithes 19th c
Includes plan of pews, pulpit, Aston Church
D 779B/E 272-274 Plaster (gypsum) mines, mill: leases and plan 1818-1919
D 779B/E 275-295 Sale catalogues including maps and plans, with letters, concerning sale of Aston Estate on death of William Dickson Winterbottom. 1924



Related information: leases relating to part of the manor of Weston, and related documents may be found at D 779B/T 133-5, 149-150, 152-157, 165-7 and 198-204.

Survey, property in Aston  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/E 1  [?late 16th c]

Contents:
Survey headed 'Teritoria de Aston'. Gives some field names. The survey is acre by acre, rood by rood, briefly noting bounds of each piece of land normally by the name of neighbouring tenant(s).
Not dated.

17th c papers 1) Miscellaneous 1623-1670  D 779B/E 2-57  [n.d.]

Contents:
(D 779B/E 2-4 Anthony Roper's papers, D 779B/E 5-56 Holden family papers)

[no title]  D 779B/E 2  1623

Contents:
Rental of the demesnes of the Lordship of Weston, for the whole year. Gives tenant and holding eg a named property, yardland, an acreage, pasture, etc and rent. Total £177 17s ?10d.

[no title]  D 779B/E 3  1624

Contents:
Rental without heading or date, but similar to D 779B/E 2, and endorsed Michaelmas 1624.

[no title]  D 779B/E 4  1643

Contents:
Receipt from Sir John Gell and Nath. Hallowes to Robert Bingham of Shardlow yeoman for 14s 6d (also said to be 14s 10d) a rent due to Mr Rop' [Roper] "who hath contributed nothing to the service of the King & Parliament", the rest being a fourth part is abated according to their warrant, 21 April.

[no title]  D 779B/E 5  1626

Contents:
Acknowledgment by Suzan Williamatt of London widow and Samuel* Williamatt of London gentleman, executors of Edward Williamatt mercer deceased that Robert Houlden of Shardlow yeoman has settled with them all sums due to Edward or to them. Endorsed "Aunte Williamott & Samuells general release"
Dated 24 November
* Samuel signs himself as 'Williamot'

[no title]  D 779B/E 6  1630

Contents:
Release of actions, by Richard Sale(s) of Shardlow gentleman to Robert Houlden of Shardlow yeoman
Dated 17 October

[no title]  D 779B/E 7  1631

Contents:
Memorandum by John Houldin of Wilne that he releases brother 'Robart' Houldin of Shardlow from all debts, rents etc.
Dated 12 April

[no title]  D 779B/E 8  [1636]

Contents:
Release by Edmund Newton of Chaddesden yeoman and Mary widow and executrix of Robert Williamot late of Chaddesden gentleman, deceased to Henry Holden and Robert Holden of Shard[low] yeomen, of all actions and accounts etc. Endorsed Ed Newton and his daughter Mary Williamott.
Dated 30 September 12 Charles

[no title]  D 779B/E 9  1639

Contents:
Bond in £22 from John Sale of Shardlow gentleman to Robert Houlden of Shardlow yeoman for the payment of £11 on 20 Feb next.
Dated 22 December

[no title]  D 779B/E 10  1640

Contents:
Bond in £10 from John Sale of Shardlow gentleman to John Brealsforde citizen and draper of London gentleman for payment of £5 3s on 20 July next (Brealsforde is said to bind himself for the payment, although Sale is indebted).
Dated 10 June

[no title]  D 779B/E 11  1640

Contents:
Bond in £18 from John Sale of Shardlow gentleman to Robert Houlden of Shardlow yeoman for payment of £9 on 1 August next.
Dated 1 July

[no title]  D 779B/E 12  1640

Contents:
Bond in £118 from Robert Terringham of Leicester gentleman and John Sales of Shardlow gentleman to Robert Houlden of Shardlow yeoman for payment of £58 on 12 January next.
Dated 23 September

[no title]  D 779B/E 13  1640

Contents:
Bond in £32 from William Partridge of Pickwell, county Leicester, yeoman to Robert Houlden of Shardlow yeoman for payment of £16 on 10 November next. Endorsed with receipts for parts of the debt, £8 on 16 April 1642, 40s received at Ashbourne 10 May 1646, and 40s received at 'Cheatle' [Cheadle, county Stafford] on 10 August 1646.
Dated 9 October

[no title]  D 779B/E 14  1641

Contents:
Bond in £12 from John Sale of Shardlow gentleman to Robert Houlden of Shardlow yeoman for the payment of £6 12s on 12 June.
Dated 8 May

[no title]  D 779B/E 15  undated

Contents:
Paper endorsed 'Mr Sales his Account and Fathers', consisting chiefly of a list of 23 sums totalling over £82. Where dated, they run from 1639 to 1641. The sums are ? money borrowed (apparently relating to bonds above, D 779B/E 8, D 779B/E 10, D 779B/E 13, D 779B/E 11) for purchase of barley and an old horse, legal expenses, money paid to brother John for 'you', 'for the Cattles meate at Derby'; 'for my brother Wandell' etc, with reference also to 'your Cattle'. 'You' is probably Sale. At the foot is an allowance from John Sale to Mr Willimott of this account, desiring Willimott to pay his cousin Robert Houldin £14 13s 4d, this being Willimott 's discharge.

[no title]  D 779B/E 16  undated

Contents:
Note from John Sale to Mr Houldin saying that Sale has been to Houldin's brother Joseph to know how much money was in 'your cousin' Williamotts hand, there is only £13, therefore demand no more of him and Sale will give Houldin the rest.

[no title]  D 779B/E 17  1647


Related information: See D 779B/E39 for document which could refer to 1648

Contents:
Receipt from John Houldin to brother Robert Houlden for 4 marks paid in satisfaction of repairs of pimes house in Shardlow.
Dated 24 December

[no title]  D 779B/E 18  1649/50

Contents:
Receipt from Thomas Clemenson of Aston for all sums of money heretofore paid to Henry Houldens (sic) son of Robert for the use of his father, discharging both.
Dated 6 January

[no title]  D 779B/E 19  1649/50

Contents:
Letter from Thomas Palmer to 'Sir', that neighbours have met this morning and agreed that Edward Hills recognisance be drawn and in future all lands and goods shall be equally assessed in the 'constablry' for all taxes as also what is in arrears, 'un-sessed' or unpaid in this last levy to be gathered and to go on for payment of the next assessment. But there is a stay by Mr Houlden for the Weet Close which he will refer to the Commissioners.... and if he be adjudged to pay for it, as not a part of his 3 yard lands, he will pay it; it is agreed that the poorer sort of people shall not be assessed.
Dated 7 January

[no title]  D 779B/E 20  1650

Contents:
Note signed Thomas Wandell that brother Houlden and he had made an account of moneys received and paid for Houlden and there remains to Wandell ?£8 10s besides cousin Robert's ? shute and some things for cousin Mary, bonds excepted. Endorsed 'Bro. Thomas Wandell release to mee'.
Dated 7 December

[no title]  D 779B/E 21  1650/1

Contents:
Receipt from Sophia Byron to Robert Holden for £9 5s paid in satisfaction of debts etc relating to a suit between Sophia and Holden, his son and two brothers depending in the Upper Bench. Endorsed 'The Lady Byrons Release.'
Dated 12 February

[no title]  D 779B/E 22  1651

Contents:
Release from Thomas Hill of Brabrooke, county Northampton clerk and Robert Spicer of the same gentleman to Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman, of all actions, accounts etc against him, his heirs, servants or goods.
Dated 9 October

[no title]  D 779B/E 23  1651

Contents:
Release from William Smyth of Brabrooke, county Northampton, yeoman to Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman of all errors and erroneous proceedings in the obtaining of a judgment in the Court of Common Bench and an execution thereupon for £26 debt and 40s costs against William Smyth.
Dated 11 October

[no title]  D 779B/E 24  1651

Contents:
As D 779B/E 23, but the sums are £340 debt and 80s costs

[no title]  D 779B/E 25  1652

Contents:
Writ to Richard Sheepie, John Pym, Robert Clifford and William Cowper to appear before the assize court at Derby on 3 August to testify in action now depending in Court of upper bench at Westminster undetermined between Robert Houlden [ge]nt plaintiff and Richard Bryan, William Bryan and Ellen his wife defendants in plea of trespass.
Dated 7 July

[no title]  D 779B/E 26  1653

Contents:
Receipt, Richard Richerson to his late master Robert Houlden of Aston for £8 6s 9d in satisfaction of all debts, wages etc for and about beasts or anything else.
Dated 28 March

[no title]  D 779B/E 27  1653

Contents:
Release by Thomas Hill of Braybrooke county Northampton clerk and Robert Spicer of Gretton in same county gentleman to Robert Holden of Aston gentleman of all actions, accounts etc.
Dated 5 December

[no title]  D 779B/E 28  1653/4

Contents:
Release by John Gardiner of Manudon, Essex, yeoman to Robert Holden of Derby gentleman of all actions, accounts etc.
Dated 8 February

[no title]  D 779B/E 29  1655

Contents:
Paper endorsed 'Cozen porters mans accoumpt & mine' It is headed 'what Cozen porter Rd' [Received], being 2 sums totalling £112 6s 6d with notes of what [Porter] paid out and what remainded in his hands, 1654-1655.

[no title]  D 779B/E 30  1655

Contents:
Paper endorsed 'An accoumpt ab't moneys Cozen porter Rd [Received] & is to rec[eive]' Money in Porter's hands 12 April 1655 £153 with notes of ?payments made by Porter; notes of what he is to pay out; moneys Porter has received for son Henry and notes of payments to be made [?to Porter] and to brother Wandell.

[no title]  D 779B/E 31  1655

Contents:
Writ to sheriff of Leicestershire to take Robert Houlden to appear in court of upper bench at Westminster on Wednesday next after 8 days of St Hilary to satisfy John Ratcliffe of £8 6d which were lately adjudged to John as damages by reason of a trespass done to him by Robert and for costs.
Dated 28 November

[no title]  D 779B/E 32  1656

Contents:
Receipt from Richard Tutell for £100 in full of accounts between Robert Houlden and Richard Tutell. Endorsed 'Mr Tuttyes discharge'.
Dated 7 May

[no title]  D 779B/E 33  1657

Contents:
Writ to sheriff of Derbyshire to take Raph Chapman, Richard Palfryman, Alice Hill widow and Richard Clarke gentleman to appear in court of upper bench at Westminster on Saturday next after the Morrow of Ascension to answer Robert Houlden gentleman, reciting that the sheriff of Middlesex had been commanded to take them to appear in the same court to answer Houlden [? in a plea of trespass] but that the sheriff had returned that they were not in his bailwick.
Dated 15 April

[no title]  D 779B/E 34  1657

Contents:
Writ to sheriff of Leicestershire to levy from the goods and chattels of Robert Houlden gentleman £8 2d which John Ratcliffe has sustained by reason of trespass and ejectment by Robert and for costs in the suit, and to have the money in court of upper bench Saturday after morrow of purification of Mary.
Dated 28 November

[no title]  D 779B/E 35  1657

Contents:
Writ of sheriff of Derbyshire to take [Edward...] that he may appear before the court of upper bench at Westminster on Saturday next after morrow of... virgin Mary to satisfy Fosbrooke of £5 for costs and charges sustained by him in his defence in action of trespass and ejectment in same court.
Dated ? 28 November

[no title]  D 779B/E 36  1658

Contents:
Release by William Stoke of 'Cannudon' [Canewdon] of Rotchford Hundred, Essex gentleman to Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman, of 53 oxen and runts which Stoke bought from Houlden at the last Waltham Abbey Fair in Essex, to the value of £285, but has failed payment of the money at London as promised.
Dated 6 May

[no title]  D 779B/E 37  1658

Contents:
Exemplification of verdict dated Trinity Term 1657 in case in which Thomas Swindell gentleman complained that Henry Houlden late of Weston gentleman on 1 May 1656 at Weston in the Winleholme alias Wilnholme took Swindell's cows and detained them, and in which Houlden was judged not guilty.
Dated 30 June

[no title]  D 779B/E 38  1658

Contents:
Writ to sheriff of Nottinghamshire to take John Statchard to appear before [the court of] upper bench Wednesday next after 8 days of St Martin to answer Robert Hope esquire and Robert Houlden gentleman reciting that the sheriff of [Middlesex] had lately been ordered to take him to answer the same persons of a plea of trespass.
Dated 28 October

[no title]  D 779B/E 39  [? 1648 or 1658]

Contents:
Release by Henry Davis of Little Chester gentleman to Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman, of all actions, accounts etc.
Dated 6 November 1608(sic)

[no title]  D 779B/E 40  1658/9

Contents:
Release by Francis Bourchier citizen and merchant tailor of London to Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman of all actions, accounts etc.
Dated 9 February

[no title]  D 779B/E 41  ?1661

Contents:
Letter to 'Brother' that these are to certify that writer has received of his mother Houlden £41 8s all that is due to him for 12 heifers at rate of £3 9s a heifer, from John Buxton.
Dated Aston, 12 November
Endorsed - Brother Buxton's receipt for 12 'heff' I bought of him 1661.

[no title]  D 779B/E 42  1661

Contents:
Receipt from Thomas Wandell to Samuel and John Houlden for money for cloth purchased from Thos Wandell and Partner, rent, and 4 stea' [?steers] sold by bro[ther] Robert, and interest on £150 due August.
Dated 22 November

[no title]  D 779B/E 43  1661/2

Contents:
Letter from Henry to Bro[ther] John Houlden desiring him to receive the chief rents belonging to the Royalties of Weston due since father's death until 1 January last, excepting what Henry has received and given acquittance for.
Dated 30 January

[no title]  D 779B/E 44  1661/2

Contents:
John Sale's note concerning the date of his entering Cowholme with copy of John Houlden's answer which includes comment that he has otherwise disposed of the cattle he had intended for it (Cowholme).
Dated 18 March

[no title]  D 779B/E 45  [1662]

Contents:
"A note of what money John Clowes has paid since L.D. 1660" ie list of small sums chiefly shillings and pence, including moneys due to him for his journeys. Mentions Tutbury, Cambridge, Inglestone [?Ingatestone, Essex], [Market] Harborough Fair, Ashby [de la Zouch], Uncetter [?Uttoxeter, county Stafford] Fair and ? Cole Fair.
Endorsed - John Clowes Account Jan 27 I paid him till Lady Day 1662.

[no title]  D 779B/E 46  [1660s]

Contents:
Moneys laid out of the moneys I brought from Ingerstone [?Ingatestone, Essex] ie sums in 1 and 2 figures, including money paid to brother Samuel and uncle Joseph Houlden, giving total of £109 10s adding £240 to bring total to £349 10s.
Endorsed with list of heifers, one bull, runts and stea' [?steers] sold, with sums paid, totalling 106 animals sold for £370 9s 6d.

[no title]  D 779B/E 47  1662

Contents:
Note to 'Cuzon' from uncle Thomas Wandell addressed to Mr John Houlden at the Croune in Harborrow [?Market Harborough, county Leicester] to pay the bearer, John Southby, for the use of Francis Phelips esquire £100 which Wandell has received of him for your use.
Dated October
Endorsed paid at 'Harborrow' Fair, 8 October

[no title]  D 779B/E 48  1662

Contents:
Receipt from John Southby to John Houlden for £100 on the order of Thomas Wandell at the Naked Boy in Fleet Street.
Dated 9 October

[no title]  D 779B/E 49  1662

Contents:
Release by Richard ? Lort of ? fosson to John Houlden of Aston from a note of £26 given to Richard.
Dated 18 October

[no title]  D 779B/E 50  1662

Contents:
Receipt from Thomas Wandell for £36 19s on account of cloth and coat purchased, Mr Cottons rent and interest on £150. Headed 'T Cuss Sam Houlden December 4 1662.'
Dated 26 November

[no title]  D 779B/E 51  1662

Contents:
A note of what moneys Uncle Wandell received for me 1662, chiefly receipts from fairs (St James,Middle Fair at North[ampton], [Market] 'Harborrow'), the sums are in 2 or 3 figures, total £461 5s, with further note of how the money was received and from whom.

[no title]  D 779B/E 52  1664

Contents:
Receipt from Thomas Wandell to Thomas Gorstelow by the order of John Houlden, for £50.
Dated 19 October

[no title]  D 779B/E 53  1665

Contents:
Release from Richard Clarke Rector of Aston clerk to Joseph Houlden of Wilne in parish of Aston gentleman and John Houlden of Shardlow in parish of Aston gentleman, of all actions, accounts etc. Endorsed "for the Tyth".
Dated 6 April

[no title]  D 779B/E 54-5  1667

Contents:
Copy releases D 779B/E 54) from Samuel Houlden of Aston gentleman to Roger Lambert citizen and - London, D 779B/E 55) from Roger Lambert to Samuel Houlden, both of accounts, actions etc.
Dated 29 November

[no title]  D 779B/E 56  1670

Contents:
Memorandum that Edmund Lathwell of Aston gentleman promises on request to deliver to his son in law Samuel Holden of Aston esquire certain specified bonds, which Samuel has accepted in satisfaction of £200 owing by Lathwell to him, and to execute letters of attorney to better enable Holden to receive the money due on the bonds and on 2 others (details given) already delivered to Samuel, and upon request to assign a mortgage made by Andrew Ellis esquire to Lathwell to secure £400 of which £100 is still remaining, all which sums of principal money amount together to £500.
Dated 28 June

[no title]  D 779B/E 57  1670

Contents:
Assignment by Edmund Lathwell to Samuel Holden as in D 779B/E 56, of bonds from John Sale of Shardlow gentleman, Richard Sale and Luke Hutchinson dated 22 March 1668/9, in £100 for payment of £51 10s, from John Soare of Shardlow yeoman, Robert Soare and John Hudson dated 9 September 1669, in £200 for payment of £103, and from Joseph Wakelyn of "Dunisthorpe" county Derby gentleman dated 22 June 1668, in £100 for the repayment of £50.
Dated 29 September

17th c papers2) Chiefly concerning purchases of cloth.  D 779B/E58-69  [n.d.]


Related information: See also D 779B/E 42 and 50.

[no title]  D 779B/E 58  1657/8

Contents:
Accounts headed "Bought of John Porter and Comp" 27 June 1656, relating to cloth apparently purchased [?1656] - May 1657, "More" purchased 29 Jan 1657/8, with receipt for payment from John Porter 17 Feb 1657/8 and memorandum of £11 due to cousin Porter, same date. Endorsed "Cozen Porters note for stuffe 1656, 1657 and "Mr Robert Houlden".

[no title]  D 779B/E 59  [1659 or later]

Contents:
Account of small payments, some for ? sister Buxton and sister Nanny

[no title]  D 779B/E 60  1660

Contents:
Account of cloth bought "of John Porter and Comp" 21 May 1660, receipted for payment ?20 November.

[no title]  D 779B/E 61  1660

Contents:
Account of cloth bought of Thomas Wandell and P[ar]tner, 3 July 1660, payment received from Samuel Houlden, 23 November 1660.

[no title]  D 779B/E 62  1661

Contents:
Account of ? cloth bought of Jeremy Halfhid and Company, 29 April 1661, receipted 22 November 1661.

[no title]  D 779B/E 63  1661[?]

Contents:
Account of moneys laid out for "our new geares" ie 3 hides of 'whit leather', buckles, work, 22 July 166?1.

[no title]  D 779B/E 64  1661

Contents:
Receipt from William Hinde tailor to John Houlden for £2 6s 6d for the materials and making of a suit and 2 coats, 21 November. Headed Mr Huldens brother bill.

[no title]  D 779B/E 65  1662

Contents:
Receipt from Nich Riall for the use of Mr Robert Chomley for 50s for a dutch serge 'morning' coat, with memorandum of payment of 6s for sister Buxton, 3 November 1662. Endorsed Mrs Houlden.

[no title]  D 779B/E 66  1662

Contents:
Account of cloth bought of Jeremiah Halfhid, John Porter and Edm. Wiseman 13 May 1662, bill paid Nov 1662 as witnessed by Samuel Houlden 3 Dec 1662.

[no title]  D 779B/E 67  1663

Contents:
Receipt on behalf of John Porter and Company to Samuel Houlden, for payment for cloth, 11 November.

[no title]  D 779B/E 68  1664

Contents:
Receipt on behalf of Jer Halfhide and Company to Samuel Holdinge for payment for cloth bought on 8 June 1664.
11 November

[no title]  D 779B/E 69  1664

Contents:
Account for cloth purchased 28 June 1664, receipted by William Penros to Samuel Houldinge, 11 November. Endorsed I owe cous' Porter for.... Gown and Peticoat".

17thc papers 3) Bonds and related papers  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  D 779B/E 70  1653/4

Contents:
Bond in £300 from Robert Houlden of Shardlow gentleman, Henry Houlden son and heir apparent of Robert, and Thomas Wandell of Fleet Street, London, Woollendraper to Robert White of the City of London gentleman for the payment of £154 10s on 18 August.
Cancelled Dated 16 February

[no title]  D 779B/E 71  1655

Contents:
Acknowledgment by Robert Houlden of Aston the elder gentleman that he owes John Houlden of Shardlow the younger yeoman £25 8s to be paid on 16 ? June or July.
Cancelled Dated 13 June
Inside, receipts for interest paid, and receipt from John Houlden to Samuel Houlden of Aston as executor to Robert, for £25 8s, 10 Dec 1662

[no title]  D 779B/E 72  1655/6

Contents:
Bond in £100 from Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman and Richard Brooke of Derby yeoman to Sarah Jaques of Toton, county Nottingham, widow, for the payment of £53 on 13 January 1656/7.
Cancelled Dated 11 January
Inside, receipt from Sarah Jaques to John Houlden by order of his brother Samuel, executor of Robert for £53.
13 January 1664/5

[no title]  D 779B/E 73  1656

Contents:
Bond in £400 from Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman, Samuel Houlden of Grays Inn gentleman to Richard Brooke of Derby yeoman for the payment of £206 on 29 March.
Cancelled Dated 29 September
Inside, receipts for interest paid 1658-1675, and receipt from Jane Brooke to Samuel Holden as executor to Robert, for £212, 29 Sep 1676.

[no title]  D 779B/E 74  1657

Contents:
Bond in £200 from Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman to Richard Brooke of Derby yeoman for payment of £106 on 29 Sep 1658.
Dated 26 September
Inside, receipts for interest paid 1658-[1668], receipt from Jane Brooke as executor to Richard, to Samuel Houlden as executor to Robert his father, for £103, 24 March 1668/9.

[no title]  D 779B/E 75  1658

Contents:
Bond in £200 from Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman, Henry Houlden of Weston gentleman and Thomas Wandell citizen and draper of London to John Greene of Lincolns Inn esquire for payment of £103 on 29 Nov to the use of Alexander Jermine esquire under the will of Philip Jermine deceased, late a justice of the upper bench.
Cancelled Dated 28 May
Inside, memorandum concerning payment of interest, signed Robert Garter, 17 ? September 1664, memorandum that £24 10s is due to 'me' Thos Wandell in trust of this bond.
Endorsed that 'I' have paid this money out of my purse for Hen Houlden 19 Dec 1661 to Mr Garter £24 10s, and that 'I' have received the greatest part of this money so that only £24 10s is unpaid by cousin Houlden.

[no title]  D 779B/E 76  1659

Contents:
Bond in £600 from Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman, Thomas Wandell citizen and - of London and Samuel Houlden of Grays Inn son of Robert to William Willoughby of Mansfield Woodhouse, county Nottingham, esquire, for the payment of £309 on 16 November.
Cancelled Dated 14 May
Inside, receipt by order of William Willoughly, from Roger ? Jacson to Mr Houlden, 17 May 1660.

[no title]  D 779B/E 77  1659

Contents:
Bond in £800 from Robert Houlden of Aston gentleman and Henry and Samuel gentleman sons of Robert to Nathaniel Curzon of the City of London merchant for payment of £412 on 19 April.
Cancelled Dated 17 October
Endorsed: discharged 19 April 1660

[no title or date]  D 779B/E 78

Contents:
Memorandum that above bond D 779B/E 77 was satisfied and delivered up 12 May 1660.

[no title]  D 779B/E 79  1660

Contents:
Bond in £100 from Samuel Houlden of Grays Inn gentleman and John Houlden of Aston gentleman to Edward James of Morley yeoman for payment of £51 10s on 12 November
Cancelled Dated 11 May
Endorsed: discharged by John Houlden 13 Apr 1661

[no title]  D 779B/E 80  1660

Contents:
Bond in £300 from Samuel Houlden of Aston gentleman and John Houlden of the same gentleman to Thomas Wandell citizen and merchant tailor of London for payment of £154 10s on 17 February.
Cancelled Dated 17 August
Endorsed: received 23 Nov 1661 for 12 months in trust (written in Wandell's hand) with notes probably in Samuel Houlden's writing including a note that he had £100 from uncle Wandell on 8 ?Oct which he is to give a bond for when required.

[no title]  D 779B/E 81  1660

Contents:
Bond in £100 from Samuel Houlden of Grays Inn gentleman and John Houlden of Aston gentleman to Richard Brooke of Derby for payment of £51 10s on 26 March next.
Inside, receipts for interest paid 1661 - [1668] and receipt for £50 from Jane Brooke as executor to husband Richard, to Samuel Houlden, 30 Sep 1669.

[no title]  D 779B/E 82  1660

Contents:
Bond in £100 from Samuel Houlden and John Houlden of Aston gentlemen to Mary Thacker a daughter of Godfrey Thacker recently of 'Repington' [Repton] esquire deceased for payment of £51 10s on 26 March.
Cancelled Dated 25 September
Inside, receipt from Mary Thacker to Samuel Houlden for £51 10s.

[no title]  D 779B/E 83  1660/1

Contents:
Bond in £200 from Samuel Houlden of Aston gentleman and John Houlden of same, Samuel's brother to Alexander Stanhope of Inner Temple, London esquire for payment of £106 on 5 January 1661/2.
Cancelled Dated 4 January
Inside, receipt for £40 in part of this bond and interest due before 6 Jan 1662/63 with memorandum of payment of remainder and all interest, 24 November 1663.

[no title]  D 779B/E 84  1661

Contents:
Bond in £100 from Samuel Houlden of Grays Inn and John Houlden of Aston gentlemen to Richard Brooke of Derby yeoman for payment of £51 10s on 29 Dec.
Cancelled Dated 28 June
Inside, receipts for interest paid 1662-1668, and receipt from Jane Brooke, executor of husband to Samuel Houlden, for £50, 30 Sep 1669.

[no title]  D 779B/E 85  1661/2

Contents:
Bond in £200 from Samuel and John Houlden of Aston gentlemen to Elizabeth Day of Foremark spinster for payment of £103 on 1 July.
Cancelled Dated 1 January

[no title]  D 779B/E 86  1661/2

Contents:
Memorandum that Samuel Houlden of Aston esquire acknowledges he owes £40 to Robert Wandell of Derby tanner to be paid on Friday in Easter 1663, to which Houlden binds himself in £80.
Cancelled Dated 20 January
Endorsed My Bill to uncle Robert Wandell which he said my father promised him.

[no title]  D 779B/E 87  1661/2

Contents:
Bond in £400 from Samuel Houlden of 'Ayston' esquire and Thomas Wandell citizen and merchant tailor of London to George Evans of St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex, gentleman for the payment of £206 on 15 Sep.
Cancelled Dated 14 March
Inside, receipts for interest paid, 1662/3 - 1669/70, with receipts from John Coggs for Evans to Wandell for principal and interest. Dec 1675, 27 Feb 1675/6.

[no title]  D 779B/E 88  1662/3

Contents:
Bond in £200 from Samuel Houlden of Aston and John Houlden of Aston gentlemen to Thomas Wandell of London Woollendraper, for payment of £106 on 13 January 1663/4.
Cancelled Dated 12 January
Endorsed with Wandell's notes of receipt of interest in trust due 1663/4 - 1666/7.

[no title]  D 779B/E 89  1662/3

Contents:
Bond in £50 from Samuel Houlden of Aston esquire to John Houlden of Shardlow junior yeoman, for the payment of £26 10s on 1 December, with note of receipt from cousin John Houlden, in part of this bond, for £16 10s.
Dated 30 January

17th c papers 4) Miscellaneous [1688] - 1690  D 779B/E 90-91  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/E 90  [1688]

Contents:
Exemplification of verdict in case in which Thomas Clarke, William Siddon and John Lane, recently of Weston yeomen, bailiffs of Samuel Holden esquire, were summoned to reply to John Cotton for taking his cattle from the Hollowe (also called New Close and Halowe) in Weston on 5 Nov 1 James II [1685], reciting that Cotton was tenant of a messuage and 2 yardlands in Weston, owned by Nicholas Willymott esquire (the history of the tenancy is given) to which Cotton claimed 18 beastgates in the Hollowe (Holden's property) belonged. Verdict against Cotton.
Dated 4 July 4 James II

[no title]  D 779B/E 91  1690

Contents:
Plaintiffs case and ? interrogatories in action in ejeccione firme, William Siddon plaintiff, Woolston Adderley esquire, Richard Sheppard, Sarah Frone widow, Michael Armstead clerk and Robert Wilkinson defendants: the case is that Samuel Holden esquire on 1 October I [William and Mary] at Weddinton, county Warwick, demised to the plaintiff 10 acres land, 100 acres meadow, 50 acres wood, in Wedinton, to hold from 29 September before for 5 years, that Siddon entered but was dispossessed by defendants; the latter pleaded not guilty, confessed lease entry and ouster. Adderley owned the lands - Broad Fields and a 'copy'of wood ground called Wedington Wood in the manor of Wedington - and on 9 April 2 James II [1686] demised them for £400 to Samuel Holden esquire for 99 years. [May concern a mortgage].
Endorsed brief and queries, Warwick 1 April 1690.

Robert Houlden's deeds and papers  D 779B/E 92-104  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/E 92  1709

Contents:
Counterpart lease for 21 years from 1. Robert Holden of Aston esquire to 2. William Greaves the elder of Quarndon and William and William the younger his son and heir apparent of fishing in the rivers Trent and 'Darwent' and in ponds etc within the manor of Weston, Aston, Wilne and Shardlow, the fishponds in Holden's orchard excepted, and liberty of fowling within the royalties [manor] aforesaid. 2. grant that 1. may fish an Eve called Mrs Eyres Eve without abatement of rent and may enter Black Poole in Weston liberty, exclusive of Greaves, abating them 20s every year Holden occupies it. Lease to run from [25 March] 1710. Rent £6
Dated 24 October
Endorsed 1) 18 October 1710 let will. Greaves the osierback in Cowhom for 21 years from Martinmas next, rent 10s. The gravel beds in Derwent and Trent are also let him for the same rent 2) April 24 1709 Memorandum of agreement that Greaves shall hold the bulrushes growing in the pool or Eves for term within,rent 7s 6d.
* Octr is crossed through and April substituted possibly 1710 was intended also.

[no title]  D 779B/E 93  1718

Contents:
Heads of an agreement made between 1. Robert Holden esquire and 2. Thomas Toone and Joh Bulstrode, by which Holden was to let to Toone and Bulstrode, several pieces of ground in the manor of Foremarke called The Bendalls, the Ox Close, the Trent Meadow, the Gaskin, the Cow Pasture, the Croft, the Beeches in the Trent Meadow, and the South Furlong Close, from Lady Day next for 3 years, if Elizabeth wife of Robert Holden lives as long at rent of £215. 2. will not plough the premises, nor mow or get hay except in the Trent Meadow, which they shall mow only one year, and the Cow Close and the Gaskin any 2 years, and what hay is got is to be used on the premises.
Dated 25 October

[no title or date]  D 779B/E 94-97

Contents:
Bundle relating to enclosure:-

[no title]  D 779B/E 94-5  1727/8

Contents:
Articles of agreement, with draft, made between 1. Leonard Fosbrooke of Shardlow esquire, Alpheus Burgin and John Cowleshaw of the same gentlemen, Charles Holden of Wilne gentleman, all freeholders within town of Shardlow and other the freeholders of the town and 2. Robert Holden of Foremark esquire, by which 1. for £126 paid by Holden for the use of the town of Shardlow, quitclaimed all their right of common and other rights in pieces of arable, meadow or pasture ground in township and liberty of Shardlow called Shardlow Flatt, Great Cowholme and Little Cowholme to Holden for whom it may be lawful to enclose and fence them and to hold them in severalty, discharged of all right of common. If Holden is disturbed in the enjoyment or enclosure of the lands within 10 years by the freeholders, the £126 is to be repaid. Signatures or marks of Henry Powson junior, Abigall Wood, Christopher ?Lacey, Thomas Robins, William Soare, William Lovatt and party 1. above.
Dated 1 February
Endorsed with receipt for payment 17 July 1730

[no title]  D 779B/E 96  1729

Contents:
Memorandum of agreement between freeholders and tenants of Shardlow and Wilne and Robert Holden esquire that for 35 guineas they will allow him to enclose and hold in severalty, discharged of all right of common, a flatt of arable in Shardlow called Shackthorne Flatt containing 9 acres, close or piece of arable in Shardlow called Rye Flatt 4 acres, meadow ground called Calver pleck, all of which Robert Holden lately purchased from Christopher Wright. If Holden purchases from Mr Fosbrooke a piece of meadow lying at the bottom of Shackthorne and Shardlow Flatt called Calver pleck, then he may enclose the same for further payment to the freeholders of £3 5s. Holden is to pay 4 guineas interst on £126 he was to pay for enclosing Cowholmes and Shardlow Flatt due Candlemas [2 February] last.
Dated 28 May

[no title]  D 779B/E 97  1730

Contents:
Articles of agreement made between parties as in D 779B/E 94-5, by which for £36 15s. Holden may enclose lands as in D 779B/E 96 but Shuckthorne instead of Shackthorne. Article concerning repayment of the money to Holden, as in D 779B/E 94-5.
Dated 14 July
Signatures or marks of Christopher Faerebrother, ? Job or Joh Lacy, William Eggliston, Joseph Mugleston and party 1.
Endorsed with receipt for money 17 July.

[no title]  D 779B/E 98  1735

Contents:
Articles of agreement made between 1. freeholders, leaseholders and other inhabitants of the town of Aston and 2. freeholders, leaseholders and other inhabitants of the town of Wilne and Shardlow, reciting that there have been disputes concerning right of common on commons and waste grounds belonging to the towns and called Aston Moor and Shardlow Moor and the inhabitants have therefore agreed that the inhabitants, owners and occupiers of land of Aston town having right of common there shall enjoy to their separate use the common or ground called Aston Moor, the upper end of which adjoins the land of Robert Holden esquire called Sweet Knowles or Caudwell ?Slauk and bounded each side with fields and inclosures belonging to Aston so far as the perambulation bounds or marks of Aston go (their position is described), except that owners, occupiers and inhabitants of land within the towns of Shardlow and Wilne may lodge sheep at night only on Brown Heath Gorse on the Aston side of the perambulation marks, and the inhabitants of Shardlow and Wilne (described as inhabitants of Aston above) having right of common there shall have to their separate use all the common or ground parcel of the aforesaid moors or commons lying on the Shardlow side of the perambulation bounds or marks. Each party renounced claim on other's common. Inhabitants of Aston are not to interrupt the inhabitants of Wilne and Shardlow in the inter-commoning with the town of Aston upon the ?Bleud Common lying on the North side of the Derby road.
Dated 19 July
12 signatures, 1 mark

[no title]  D 779B/E 99  1747

Contents:
Release and quitclaim by 1. Leonard Fosbrooke esquire, Reverend John Rolleston of Aston, John Cowleshaw, Joseph Greaves, John Cock, John Prior, John Meakin, Thomas Hickenbotham, Joseph Sykes, Christopher Rolleston, Thomas Charnock and Joseph Clifford, freeholders and owners of land within town, liberty and precinct of Aston and other the freeholders and owners of land in the town to 2. James Shuttleworth and Mary his wife, lord and lady of the manor of Weston and Aston, for £80 paid to 1. by 2. for the use of the town of Aston, of right of common in piece of common or waste ground as it is now staked out and designed to be enclosed containing 4 acres 3r 22p lying at the lower end of Aston Moor butting south upon the lower Caudwell or Sweet Knolls and west upon the gardens already inclosed and planted with trees containing 1r 25p near or adjoining the other piece, the gardens above on one side and a close belonging to Cowleshaw on the other.
Dated 21 October
Signed and sealed by 1. and other [freeholders] (John Williamson, John Wright, John Gee), but not by Meakin.

[no title]  D 779B/E 100  1747

Contents:
Promise to pay the Reverend John Rolleston £80 on demand with interest at rate of £4 % per annum, being consideration money in D 779B/E 99 by James Shuttleworth
Dated 21 October
Endorsed with receipt for payment, 9 Jan 1750/1

[no title]  D 779B/E 101  1735

Contents:
Glebe terrier of land, tithes etc belonging to the Rectory of Aston. Signed by Rector and churchwarden.
Dated 29 August

[no title]  D 779B/E 102  1737

Contents:
Letter from H Perkins to Robert Holden esquire requesting payment of sums (totalling £15 10s) from the Prebend of Sawley, and receipt for their payment for the use of Henry Perkins clerk and sacrist and divinity lecturer for the prebend for 3 years, 24 June.

[no title]  D 779B/E 103  1743-4

Contents:
Draft assignment of mortgage and further charge made between 1. Robert Holden of Aston esquire 2. John Lowe of Park Hall, Denby, gentleman son and heir of John Lowe late of Park Hall gentleman deceased, and 2. Sir William Heathcote of Hursley Lodge, Hampshire reciting lease and release dated 26, 27 August 1741 made between i) John son of John Lowe deceased and ii) Robert Holden, in which Lowe for £1,200 mortgaged to Holden the premises mentioned in indentures of even date made between 1) John Lowe as 2. above sole executor of his father 2) John Lowe of Denby esquire son and heir of Vincent Lowe late of Denby esquire deceased 3) Dorothy widow of John Lowe late of Park Hall, Prudence, Jane, Elizabeth and Theodosia surviving daughters and younger childen of John Lowe of Park Hall deceased and 1)'s sisters 4) Robert Holden as 1. above 5) Joseph Greaves of Ingleby gentleman 6) Reverend John Rolleston rector of Aston, in which the same £1,200 was paid by Holden at John Lowe of Park Hall's direction to his sisters in discharge of their fortunes, and witnessing that for £1,272 paid to Holden by Heathcote and for £328 advanced to Lowe of Park Hall by Heathcote, Holden at Lowe's direction granted to Heathcote, a capital messuage called Park Hall, lands etc belonging, in the possession of Lowe, house and croft in the possession of Joshua Harrison, houses and land in the possession of widow Harrison, Joseph and Roger Harrison, lands in possession of Paul Brentnall, interest for life in 2 parcels of inclosed grounds in possession of John Bardell with coppice, and interest for life in house in possession of Jonathan Hall, house in possession of Patrick Parkin, close in possession of Richard Riley, 2 closes in possession of John Smith, closes in possession of Joseph and John Barber and coppice belonging, his estate for life in close called Byards Pingle and 2 parcels of land called Shardlow Pingles in the possession of John Lowe, all in the parish of Denby (except Barbers over close and Pingle belonging in the possession of John Lowe).
Dated 28 February
Signature of R Holden

[no title]  D 779B/E 104  1743

Contents:
- 1743 17 George II
Draft assignment of terms in trust made between 1. Robert Holden of Aston esquire 2. Joseph Greaves of Ingleby gentleman trustee for Holden 3. Reverend John Rolleston, Rector of Aston, another trustee for Holden 4. John Lowe of Park Hall, Denby, gentleman son and heir of John late of Park Hall gentleman deceased by Dorothy his wife 5. Sir William Heathcote of Hursley Lodge, county Southampton 6. John Parker of the Exchequer at Westminster esquire and 7. William Mills of Leek, county Stafford gentleman reciting that the late John Lowe on 14 Feb 1720/1 demised to John Lowe the son capital messuage called Park Hall, lands belonging, house and croft in possession of Josua Harris, house and lands in possession of Anthony Cadman, house and lands in possession of widow Harrison, Joseph and Roger Harrison, closes in possession of Paul Brentnall, estate for life in 2 closes in possession of John Bardell with coppice, and in house and lands in possession of Jonathan Hall, house in possession of Patrick Parkin, close in possession of Richard ?Byley or Ryley, 2 closes in possession of John Smith, closes in possession of Joseph and John Barber and coppice, estate for life in B?yards Pingle and 2 parcels of land called Shardlow Pingles in the possession of John Lowe the elder, and close divided into two in the possession of Joseph Hunt (gives annual values) all in the parish of Denby, for 999 years, paying rent to Lowe the elder of £100 for his life and paying to John Lowe or Dorothy his wife for her support and that of the younger children, Charles, Dorothy, Anne, Prudence, Jane, Elizabeth and Theodosia, £60 per annum, to Charles Lowe £12 10s a year until 21 and £500 at age of 21, to each daughter after Lowe the elder's death £12 10s annually until 21, then £300 a piece, paying the debts of John Lowe the elder amounting to about £1,000 except debts as related to the coal mine at Nether Eastwood, county Nottingham, and paying to the minister of Denby 20s annually and 6s 8d to poor of Denby and reciting that in indenture dated 26 June 1734 made between (1) John Low the younger of Park Hall, Denby, gentleman (2) John Low the elder of Park Hall, Denby, gentleman and (3) Dorothy Baggaley widow, Anne, Prudence, Jane, Elizabeth and Theodosia Low (1) demised to (2) farm in occupation of John Barber, messuage and lands in occupation of widow Harrison, Joseph and Roger Harrison, messuage and lands in occupation of Samuel Harrison, farm and lands in occupation of William Harrison, farm and lands in occupation of John Harrison, farm and lands in occupation of widow Bardell and Bottles Meadow in the occupation of John Lowe the elder, for 500 years providing that if (1) pays (2) £100 per annum for life and pays his debts before Michaelmas next, which were owing on 14 Feb 1720/1 (excluding debts relating to coal mines at Nether Eastwood), pays sums to the minister and poor of Denby as above, and within 3 months of (2)'s death pays to each of (3) £300 a piece, then the demise is void, and reciting that on 26 June 1734 John Low the elder of Parkhall, Denby, gentleman assigned the premises in deed recited immediately above to John Low son and heir of Vincent Low of Denby esquire for the remainder of 500 year term in trust to provide £10 per annum for John's wife and for each of his daughters during his life, the £70 to come out of the £100 per annum due to John Low under deed immediately above and reciting will of John Low the father dated 9 Nov 1737, that he died 4 Feb 1737/8, that the only younger children surviving were Prudence, Jane, Elizabeth and Theodosia, whose portions of £300 a piece were the only charge remaining on the premises charged therewith and that John Lowe had borrowed £1200 to discharge these portions from Robert Holden, reciting release of 27 August 1741 (see D 779B/E 103) in 6 parts by which John Lowe of Park Hall and his sisters confirmed to Joseph Greaves the premises in deed of 26 June 1734 transferred to John Lowe of Denby in trust, for remainder of term of 500 years, in trust for Robert Holden, and by which further, John Lowe of Park Hall set over to John Rolleston the premises mentioned for a term of 999 years in trust for Robert Holden, subject to redemption by payment of £1248 by John Lowe of Park Hall to Robert Holden and witnessing that for £1272 paid to Robert Holden by William Heathcote, part of £1600 mentioned in D 779B/E 103 and for 5s paid to Greaves by John Parker and 5s paid to Rolleston by William Mills, Greaves by the direction of John Lowe and Robert Holden and at Heathcote's nomination, assigned to Parker the premises recited in 1741 deed for remainder of term of 500 years in trust for Heathcote and Rolleston at the same direction and nomination assigned to Mills the premises in 1741 deed for remainder of term of 999 years in trust for Heathcote.
Signature of R Holden.

Shardlow leases 1765 - 1817  D 779B/E 105-110  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/E 105  1765


Related information: See D 779B/E 106

Contents:
Lease by 1. James Shuttleworth of Forcet, county York, to 2. John Heath of Derby banker, of several closes, pieces or parcels of meadow and pasture ground in Shardlow, parish of Aston, called the Cowholm, Holt and Allotment adjoining Cowholm in all 32 acres, and warehouse and other buildings lately erected within Cowholm, all now in tenure of Heath or his undertenants, to hold from 5 April last for 21 years, at rent of £46. Heath is to maintain warehouse and any other buildings which may be erected, and the banks adjoining the Trent used as a wharf. Manure arising on the premises is to be used on them. Heath is to pay tithes, parochial taxes.
Dated 21 May

[no title or date]  D 779B/E 106

Contents:
Notes from or for D 779B/E 105.

[no title]  D 779B/E 107  1773

Contents:
Lease by 1. Mary Shuttleworth wife of James of Aston esquire and James Holden of Aston esquire to 2. John Chambers of Wilne yeoman of small piece of land containing l acre lying in closes of meadow or pasture ground called Cowholm and Holt or one of them within hamlet of Shardlow, parish Aston, and the sawmill or other mill with warehouse and other buildings lately erected at the sole cost of Chambers upon the small piece of ground, and liberty to use the road now set out and appointed from the turnpike road at Shardlow through the grounds of John Heath of Derby banker, to the piece of ground, sawmill etc, to hold from 5 April 1786 for 10 years, at rent of £2. Chambers is to maintain premises and pay parochial taxes and tithes.
Dated 26 April

[no title]  D 779B/E 108  [? c. 1781]


Related information: undated (see D 779B/E 109)

Contents:
Memorandum concerning acreage of Cow Holme, The Holt and The Allotment including the osier bed, with the warehouse, and mentioning sums of money, acreage taken out of Cow Holme and granted to Chambers to build a mill upon, acreage sold to proprietors of the Canal, Robert Greaves is of the opinion the above is a fair valuation of the premises leased to Messrs Heaths. Remarks on condition of warehouse, its favourable position on the forsaken navigation of the Trent River. Advises removal to where a neck of land between the canal and river adjoins turnpike road. Discusses Mrs Shuttleworth's possible purchase of the lease with Mr Soresby being the best agent to purchase as for himself, also discusses defect in the lease concerning ploughing. Strongest reason to buy the lease, the opportunity it would provide to put the banks of the river in good repair, mentioning damage to premises.

[no title]  D 779B/E 109  1792

Contents:
Surrender by 1. James Soresby late of Cavendish Bridge, parish Castle Donington, county Leicester, but now of Shardlow, gentleman to 2. Reverend Charles Holden clerk rector of Aston, for £5 abatement of rent, of parcel of ground called the Allotment adjoining the Cowholme, including the long, narrow piece of ground lying between the Trent and the turnpike road, in all 3 acres, from 25 March last for the remainder of a term of 21 years granted in a lease dated 26 Jan 1781 and made between (1) Mary Shuttleworth late of Aston widow and William Shuttleworth late of same place esquire, both since deceased, (2) James Soresby, by which (1) demised to (2) several closes, pieces or parcels of meadow and pasture ground in the lordship or liberty of Shardlow containing 26 acres, and called the Holt, the Cowholme and the Allotment adjoining the Cowholme and warehouse or other buildings in the Cowholme, all then in the occupation of Soresby or his undertenant (s), to hold from 25 March then last past for 21 years, at rent of £43, and Charles Holden is now the owner of the premises and Soresby has agreed to surrender the Allotment (as first described above) being part of the demised premises for which Holden has agreed to abate £5 of the £43 rent.
Dated 6 September

[no title]  D 779B/E 110  1817

Contents:
Lease by 1. Reverend Charles Holden clerk rector of Aston to 2. James Sutton of Shardlow esquire of long narrow piece of land in Shardlow between the River Trent on the southwardly side and the Trent and Mersey Canal and the turnpike road from Derby to Loughborough on the northwardly side, containing 3r 39p, on which James Sutton and his father Thomas have built a large cottage, another cottage and a salt warehouse, to hold from 6 April last for 21 years at rent of £7 10s. Sutton is to pay taxes on the premises, to maintain them and all barns, stables, outbuildings etc hereafter erected, fences etc and the banks of Trent (fire and other inevitable accident excepted). On Holden's decease, the owner of the premises will make a further lease to Sutton for 21 years from date of Holden's death at rent of £3. Not signed or witnessed.
Dated 24 June

Aston leases 1772, 1774  D 779B/E 111- E 112  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/E 111  1772

Contents:
Lease by 1. Mary Shuttleworth wife of James Shuttleworth of Aston esquire and James Holden of Aston esquire to 2. John Whyman of Aston yeoman, of 2 pieces of inclosed land lying together and in Cross Field in Aston lordship, containing 7 a Ir, in Whyman's tenure, to hold for 21 years from 5 April 1773, at rent of £5 5s, with additional £5 rent for every acre ploughed or converted to garden or tillage in the last 3 years of term Whyman is to pay parliamentary and parish taxes, land tax excepted.
Dated 31 July

[no title]  D 779B/E 112  1774

Contents:
Counterpart lease by 1. Mary Shuttleworth of Aston widow and James Holden of Aston esquire, to 2. John Whyman of Aston yeoman, of parcel of land called Long Croft Closes, purchased from William Rolleston, in Aston, containing 23 acres 27p in Whyman's tenure, with free use of a house, carriage or drift road over Top of the Hill Close, now in John Moreley's tenure, which is the direct road to the closes from Whyman's dwelling house, to hold for 14 years from 5 April 1774, at rent of £21 with additional rent payable as in D 779B/E 111. Whyman is to maintain premises and to pay parliamentary and parochial taxes, land tax excepted.
Dated 11 June

Breaston leases, 1778  D 779B/E 113-E 114  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/E 113  1778

Contents:
Counterpart lease by 1. as in D 779B/E 112 to 2. Gervas Boot, John Bonsall, John Gregory, George Flint, William Avery and Samuel Bonsall of Breaston, Wilne, yeomen, of tithes of corn, grain and hay and all other great and small tithes arising from the closes, inclosed grounds etc of Breaston, except the tithe barn and tithes of lands within Breaston which are the property of the lessors, to hold for 21 years from 25 March 1779 "in case" the lessors' estate under the Prebendary of Sawley shall continue that long, at rent of £95, the lessees giving the drawing of 2 wagonloads of coals from Hallam coal pits to Aston Hall, the mansion house of Mary Shuttleworth, when required.
Dated 4 November

[no title]  D 779B/E 114  1778

Contents:
Counterpart lease by 1. as in D 779B/E 112 to 2. Gervas Boot of Breaston, Wilne, yeoman, of barn in Breaston called the Tithe Barn with yard and buildings belonging, close adjoining on which the barn stands called The South Ryalls, containing 11 acres, tithes of corn, grain and hay and all other tithes from the barn and premises, for 21 years "in case" as in D 779B/E 113, at rent of £15 and £20 penalty for every acre ploughed without lessors' consent. Boot is to maintain premises. Memorandum that Boot should find one horse in a team in drawing coals to Aston contracted for in lease of Breaston tithes, see D 779B/E 113.
Dated 4 November

Survey, terrier, maps etc, late 18th c - 1800  D 779B/E 115-E 121  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/E 115  [late 18thc, before 1791]

Contents:
Sheet of figures giving (1) persons' names in association with field names, acreages, rents, sums for tithe, and summarised as "Rent of Park and Nail hook" (2) value of that part of Park in Weston lordship (3) value of Nail Hook in Weston lordship (4) value of that part of Park in Aston lordship.
Not dated

[no title]  D 779B/E 116  [? 1772/1779]

Contents:
Sketch map, no scale given, of intended "pen" and intended new cut near Wilne Mills and adjacent lock. Property owned by Mrs Shuttleworth and James Holden esquire borders the river [Derwent].
Not dated

[no title]  D 779B/E 117  1793

Contents:
Agreement for the building of a bridge, made between 1. Reverend Charles Holden of Aston clerk and 2. John Lovatt Thacker of Shardlow gentleman, Joseph Thacker of Wilne Mills miller and Sarah Tillard of Wirksworth but now of Barnwell, county Cambridge widow, reciting that for many years there has been a wooden bridge for horses and foot passengers across the Derwent from Wilne Holme, in liberties of Wilne and Draycott, belonging to Holden and occupied by Gervas Chambers, and near to Wilne Mills, belonging to the Earl of Harrington and occupied by party 2 and others, that the bridge became ruinous and party 2 took it down to build another, that it would be more convenient to realign it and the road over Wilne Holme to the mills, that party 2 are willing to build the bridge at their own expense and that Holden has agreed to allow them to place the bridge as set out (details are given), and witnessing that Holden agrees to the erection of a new wood bridge positioned as above and 2 agree to pay Holden to whom that part of Wilne Holme which lies in Draycott Liberty belongs, rent of 1s and to permit him, his servants and lessees of Wilne Holme, to use the bridge with or without horses and empty carriages without payment.
Dated 10 October

[no title]  D 779B/E 118  1795

Contents:
Map of lands belonging to the Reverend Charles Holden in the lordships of Aston and Weston, taken by Ec. 1d [Euclid] Whyman. Gives names and/or numbers of fields with their acreages or the tenants' names; neighbouring owners; position of plaster pits. Later pencilled additions and alterations. Cartouche in Chinese style.
Scale 15ch: 2 1/8 inch.
Paper on cloth.

[no title]  D 779B/E 119  1798

Contents:
"A Survey" ie map of the lands and premises belonging to the Reverend Charles Holden in the lordships of Aston and Weston, now in the occupation of Josh Walker esquire by E,cl,d [Euclid] Whyman. These are a house, gardens and 106 acres.
[The house is probably Aston Hall].
Later pencilled additions.
Scale "3 in an Inch". Paper.

[no title]  D 779B/E 120  1800

Contents:
Soft-covered books "An Account of the Tithable Lands in Breaston". A note at the beginning says "The following Account of the Lands and Tithe of Breaston.... was copied from a paper, which is supposed to have been written by the late Mr Whyman of Aston, but which has no date affixed to it. Mr Whyman was agent to the late Mrs Shuttleworth of Aston.
"The Revd Charles Holden being about to have these tithes valued - this was written to assist the valuation March 21st, 1800 by R M" [Richard Murphy].
Gives names of closes, occupiers' names, titheable pasture, meadow and tillage, total acreage of each close. Followed by a summary of each persons' land and tithe collected, giving person's name, amount of pasture at 6d per acre, meadow at 2s per acre and tillage at 3s 10d per acre, total of land paying tithe, total value of tithe.

[no title]  D 779B/E 121  undated

Contents:
Soft-covered book containing a terrier of the estates of the Reverend Charles Holden in Aston, Weston, Shardlow, Great Wilne, Little Wilne, Sawley, Long Eaton, Draycott, Breaston, Risley, Wilsthorpe and Hopwell, county Derby and Halstead, county Leicester, including leasehold estates under the Prebend of Sawley. Gives tenant, property held, acreage and rent to be paid from 5 April 1797. Sometimes includes notes of terms under which the properties are held. There are also some pencilled notes, particularly of rent per acre. "Abstracts" ie summaries for each parish or place giving tenants' names, acreages and rent.

Rentals and accounts  D 779B/E 122-172  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/E 122-137  1797-1814

Contents:
Richard Murphy's accounts with the Reverend Charles Holden for the rents of his estates in Derbyshire and Leicestershire. From 1797 until the Spring account of 1808 the estates lay in Aston, Weston, Shardlow, Great Wilne, Draycott, Little Wilne, Sawley, Long Eaton, Breaston, Risley, Wilsthorpe and Hopwell in Derbyshire and Halstead in Leicestershire; from Autumn account 1808, Draycott, Breaston, Risley, Wilsthorpe and Hopwell disappear from the accounts.
The accounts are half-yearly, Spring and Autumn. Each account opens with a rental, sub-divided by parish or township, giving tenants' names, rents due, received and in arrears. In the accounts for Autumn 1803 and Spring 1804 an additional column gives land tax levied. From the Autumn 1804 account the accounts give income tax (later called property tax) deducted, until Spring 1809 when it disappears, and land tax redeemed. The latter is not shown for the prebendal lands, held leasehold by Holden.
The rental is followed by "The Discharge", which consists mostly of payments, but includes some receipts such as total of rents. Normally the Discharge is sub-divided into "Sawley" payments [ie relating to prebendal lands] until and including the Spring account 1808, and general payments. The Sawley payments consist of salary for curate, gratuity for schoolmaster (until the Autumn 1804 account) tithe payments, rent to Prebendary and, in the Autumn only, payment to Divinity lecturer and wages to sacrist. The General payments, until Autumn 1799, cover all payments, other than the Sawley payments, but from Autumn 1799 until Autumn 1808, they cover only Mrs Clarke's jointure, accountant's salary, court expenses with the addition from October 1804, of the "allowance" of tenants' income or property tax.
From Autumn 1799, until Autumn 1808, when it disappears, there is a contingent account, covering payments made in the period since the last account, but which are not included in the discharge. From Autumn 1808, however, there is only an undifferentiated discharge which covers all payments made (but the Sawley payments ceased altogether after the Spring account 1808).
The payments in the discharge before Autumn 1799 and from Autumn 1808, and in the contingent account between these dates, not only include the items noted in the preceding paragraphs, but also some personal and domestic payments, some relating to gardening, repairs to churches, the Provisional Cavalry and the Volunteers, water works, Aston plaster pits and a railway for the plaster pits.
See below for details.
The accounts were "allowed" and signed by Murphy and Holden.

[no title]  D 779B/E 122  1797-1799

Contents:
Rentals and accounts, Spring 1797 - Autumn 1799
The discharge for Autumn 1797 includes payment of levy at Long Eaton for Trent bank water works.
The contingent account for Nov 1798 - May 1799 includes payment for a man in the Provisional Cavalry.

[no title]  D 779B/E 123  1799-1801

Contents:
Rentals and accounts for Autumn 1799 - Autumn 1801
The contingent account for May - November 1800 includes references to materials for a hot house and green house.

[no title]  D 779B/E 124  1801-1803

Contents:
Rentals and accounts for Autumn 1801 to Autumn 1803
The contingent account for November 1801 - May 1802 includes receipt of fines for leases of prebendal lands.
The contingent account for May - November 1802 includes payments to persons and/or businesses in Nottingham, Newark, London and Southwell, references to Mytholme waterworks, bell hanging at Mount Pleasant in 1798.
The rental for Autumn 1803 includes notes on sales of properties to redeem land tax.

[no title]  D 779B/E 125  1803-1805

Contents:
Rentals and accounts for Autumn 1803 - Autumn 1805
The contingent account for November [1803] - May 1804 includes bills paid at Derby and London, that for May - November 1804 includes payment for Volunteer hats and that for May - November 1805 includes payments for repairs to Wilne Church.

[no title]  D 779B/E 126  1805-1807

Contents:
Rentals and accounts for Autumn 1805 - Autumn 1807

[no title]  D 779B/E 127  1807-1810

Contents:
Rentals and accounts for Autumn 1807 - Autumn 1810
The discharge for Autumn 1808 includes payments made in February 1809 and receipt for sale of plaster at Aston and sale of wood at Aston.
The discharges for Autumn 1809, Spring 1810 and Autumn 1810 include payments to John Moorley on account of the plaster pits, and the discharge for Autumn 1810 includes an allowance to Mr Moore on account of the railway to be made to the plaster pits by desire of Mr Holden. Discharge for Spring 1810 has bill relating to sale of copyhold land at Long Eaton.

[no title]  D 779B/E 128  1811

Contents:
Rentals and accounts for Spring and Autumn.
The discharge for the Spring includes payments towards the railway "now making" to the plaster pits, and the Autumn discharge "the last payment on account of the Railway".

[no title]  D 779B/E 129  1812-1814

Contents:
Rentals and accounts for Spring 1812 - Spring 1814
The discharge for Spring 1812 includes payment to Moorley on account of the plaster pits, and discharge for Autumn, arrears of subscriptions to the Derbyshire Infirmary, 1809-1811, payments to wine merchants, tailor, hosier, Italian warehouse.

[no title]  D 779B/E 130  1814

Contents:
Is an enclosure in D 779B/E 129: letter from C S Holden at Melbourne to Richard Murphy esquire at Derby written as a cover for a draft on Smiths.

[no title]  D 779B/E 131  1814

Contents:
Is an enclosure in D 779B/E 129: note dated 1814 of money paid into Messrs Bellairs Bank on C Holden's account.

[no title]  D 779B/E 132-137  1797-1805

Contents:
Richard Murphy's accounts with the Reverend Charles Holden as above, E 121-128.
These are duplicates of parts of E 122-8 and are "allowed" and signed by Murphy and Holden:- E 132 rental and discharge for Autumn 1797; E 133 rental and discharge for Spring 1798; E 134 rental, discharge and contingent account for Spring 1799; E 135 rental, discharge and contingent account for Autumn 1799; E 136 rental, discharge and contingent account for spring 1805 and E 137 rental, discharge and contingent account for Autumn 1805.

[no title]  D 779B/E 138  1809

Contents:
General statement of the rents of Reverend C S Holden for one year, relating to Aston, Weston, Shardlow and Great Wilne, Little Wilne, Sawley, Long Eaton in Derbyshire and Halstead and Tilton in Leicestershire, giving redeemed land tax, and outpayments (property tax, Mrs Clark's jointure, court expenses, dinner bills, accountant, payments to persons, no details given). 19 September.

[no title]  D 779B/E 139  1847-1877

Contents:
Volume: rental for Derbyshire and Leicestershire estates. Headings to pages are Aston, Shardlow, Weston and Halstead, 1847-1852; Aston, Shardlow, Wilne and Halstead, 1853-1860, 1870-1877; Aston, Shardlow, Wilne, Halstead, Ashby de la Zouch 1861- 1869, with one page headed Weston, Shardlow, Halstead, Ashby de la Zouch in 1862. Weston is included throughout although only referred to in the headings 1847-1852 and 1862.
Gives tenant's name, rent, arrears and remarks, but rarely refers to the property held, except for the plaster mines. Cottagers may be identified, particularly in the later rentals.

[no title]  D 779B/E140-145  1847-1877

Contents:
Enclosures found in D 779B/E 139 consisting of miscellaneous notes, arithmetic, receipt 1865, found at the following double pages:-
D 779B/E 140-141 page 20 1853
D 779B/E 142 page 91 1876
D 779B/E 143-4 page 95 1877
D 779B/E 145 at end of book

[no title]  D 779B/E 146  1911-1920

Contents:
Volume: rental of the Aston Estate, rents due Dec 1911 - rents due March 1920. Gives tenant's name, acreage where appropriate, property (eg cottage and garden, perhaps an address such as Derby Road, gardens 'land' or farm name). Interest (?on money loaned for improvements).

[no title]  D 779B/E 147-159  undated, 1919-1920

Contents:
Pinned to pages of E 147: blank form of receipt for rent payable to W D Winterbottom esquire and 12 receipts for sums paid into Derby Old Bank to the credit of Lt Col W D Winterbottom.

[no title]  D 779B/E 160  1865-1873

Contents:
Volume labelled Cash Book and largely unused. Some pages appear to have been removed.
The opening double page contains account for the purchase of Aston Glebe (1865-1868). A note in pencil on the left hand page refers to proposal to pay off the [Ecclesiastical] Commissioners £16,000 by sale of Tilton [county Leicester] ?or the remainder of the Ashby property after the exchange with Miss Bailey for her Aston Estate.
The opposite page refers to transfer of 6 acres to the rectory as glebe, the total cost of glebe, consisting of 362 acres of land with the plaster mineral.
The following accounts also refer to the financial transactions attendant on the purchase of the glebe as well as to payments of income tax, receipts for plaster, some rents. (1865-1873).

[no title]  D 779B/E161-172  1866

Contents:
Certificates, enclosed in D 779B/E 160, of payment to the account of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners of mortgage interest and one larger sum [? repayment of some capital] with reference to Aston upon Trent.

Miscellaneous Receipts  D 779B/E 173-226  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/E 173  undated

Contents:
Copy of Humphry Moore's receipt, dated 6 January 1802, for £100 received from Reverend Charles Holden, the last payment in balance of £600 agreed to be paid to Moore on account of a railway from the canal near Shardlow to his plaster pits at Aston, which Moore now rents from Holden.

[no title]  D 779B/E 174  1815

Contents:
Receipt, E Hurt to Mr Curzon for £23 6s 9d, being half year's interest on £1,296 11s 11d in the 4 per cents. 29 June.

[no title]  D 779B/E 175-191  1780-1816

Contents:
Receipts for annual rent of 3d paid by Robert Robey to Mrs Shuttleworth and her sons and later to Reverend Charles Holden.

[no title]  D 779B/E 192-204  1793, 1803, 1812

Contents:
Receipts for annual rent of 6d paid by William Ratcliffe to Reverend Charles Holden.

[no title]  D 779B/E 205-207  1794-6

Contents:
Receipts for annual rent of 1d paid by widow Simpkin to Reverend Charles Holden.

[no title]  D 779B/E 208-216  1799-1816

Contents:
Receipts for annual rent of 2s paid by John Wall to Reverend Charles Holden.

[no title]  D 779B/E 217-225  1820-1845

Contents:
Receipts for annual rent of 8d paid by Reverend Charles Holden and later E A Holden for the use of the heirs of Arthur Barnardiston esquire for a tenement in Hostead, county Leicester.

[no title]  D 779B/E 226  1844

Contents:
Receipts from William White to John Curzon for £20 paid towards the expense of apprenticing Edward Hobson to Benjamin Gibbens of Bixton Hill butcher.
3 January.

Papers concerning redemption of land tax and sale of Long Eaton property, 1803 - 1804, with related earlier material.  D 779B/E 227-254  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/E 227  1766

Contents:
"A State of the Value of each Proprietors Estates in the Lordship of Aston as fixed by the Commissioners" [of Land Tax]. Gives name, value of field land, value of moor land, old inclosure value, value of the houses, total, annual payment of land tax, levy at 2d in the £. 19 May.

[no title]  D 779B/E 228-229  1803

Contents:
Letter from Hum Moore to Thos Cox at Derby sending a copy of the quarterly land tax rate agreed upon in 1766, copied from the books kept by the township of Wilne and Sawley; totals are also given for Aston, Weston, Shardlow, Draycott, Sawley and Long Eaton. 18 April 1803. The letter is enclosed in account of land tax charged upon freehold lands of Reverend Charles Holden, the redemption of which he is about to purchase, giving names of persons and types of property (includes Burton Boat Co for a "Haling Path"). 28 April.

[no title]  D 779B/E 230  1803

Contents:
Booklet listing persons, type of property eg house and land, cottage and garden, a fishing, in Aston, Weston, Shardlow and Great Wilne, Little Wilne, Sawley, hamlet of Long Eaton; and in Castle Donington and Halstead in parish of Tilton, county Leicester, land tax payable.

[no title]  D 779B/E 231  1803

Contents:
Letter, John Bailey at Nottingham to Mr Curzon, Attorney, at Derby, saying that he will send a plan of late Mrs Shuttleworth's estate at Long Eaton distinguishing the different tenures, 26 September.

[no title]  D 779B/E 232  1803

Contents:
Draft power of attorney, from Robert Holden of Darley Abbey esquire, eldest son and heir of Alexander Holden esquire brother of Robert Holden formerly of Aston esquire deceased, Edward Sneyd of Brickley Lodge, county Stafford esquire and Emma his wife (late Emma Greaves spinster) and Ann Greaves of Lichfield spinster (the only children of Joseph Greaves late of Aston esquire deceased, the only son and heir at law of Joseph Greaves late of Ingleby gentleman deceased) and the Reverend Charles Holden of Aston clerk to Edward Smith and Edward Thompson of Sawley yeomen, two copyholders of manor mentioned below, to take admittance of Cramflatt Field containing 40 acres 3r 28p, allotted at enclosure in lieu of 4 oxgangs (see below) and to surrender the premises for the purposes of perfecting a recovery to the use of Richard Murphy of Derby esquire; reciting that Joseph Greaves late of Ingleby died seised according to the custom of the manor of prebend and rectory of Sawley, of 4 oxgangs of land in Long Eaton in trust for Robert Holden deceased under Holden's will dated 8 November 1742.
7 October

[no title]  D 779B/E 233-236  undated

Contents:
Manuscript sale catalogues with conditions of sale for sale by auction in 4 lots at the Bell Inn, Long Eaton, on 12 January 1804, of 9 acres pasture adjoining village of Long Eaton at Swine Green, Bonsall Hedge Close 16 acres, Barn Close 12 acres and Leeflit Hill Close 12 acres, all copyhold lands at Long Eaton in occupation of John Lancashire.

[no title]  D 779B/E 237-248  1803

Contents:
Printed advertisements of above auction, itemising only the first-named property and saying that the other 40 acres will be divided to suit purchasers' convenience, 12 December.

[no title]  D 779B/E 249-252  1804

Contents:
Letters probably relating to above sale.

[no title]  D 779B/E 253  undated

Contents:
Memorandum of difference in Holden's rent after sale of land [at Long Eaton].

[no title]  D 779B/E 254  undated

Contents:
Memorandum of annual land tax formerly payable on properties sold to redeem land tax, of land tax now payable by J Lancashire for property held under Mr Holden and which is redeemed from payment of land tax, and of sums connected with Prebendal lands held of the Prebendal manor and tithes (nature not clear).

Sale of Long Eaton property in 1808  D 779B/E 255-262  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/E 255  undated

Contents:
Ms. draft of sale catalogue with conditions of sale, as D 779B/E 256, but not specifying property.

[no title]  D 779B/E 256  1808

Contents:
Ms. draft of sale catalogue for messuage and lands at Long Eaton to be sold by auction at the Bell Inn, Long Eaton, on 23 July - messuage with gardens etc containing 7 acres in township of Long Eaton and 9 acres pasture land, all in occupation of John Lancashire and copyhold under Earl Harington's Manor of Sawley, 1 July.

[no title]  D 779B/E 257-260  undated

Contents:
Ms. sale catalogues with conditions of sale and forms of declaration of purchase in one of which the property is described and it is stated that the lot is to be put at 1,000 guineas.

[no title]  D 779B/E 261-262  1808

Contents:
Receipts relating to small sums paid out on 23 July, mostly at Long Eaton.

Maps, plans, tithes in 19th c  D 779B/E 263-271  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/E 263  1827

Contents:
Plan of part of Aston village, showing footway from the cross to the stile on the Weston Road, with proposed alterations, footway from the cross to a spring in Mr Holden's field and "conductor" from Aston Hall to proposed new well on the Shardlow Road.
Granville Smith Surveyor. Scale 2 ch: 1 inch.

[no title]  D 779B/E 264  undated

Contents:
Ground plan showing house with yards, outbuildings, garden and grounds, similar to D 779B/E 265 in style [Aston Hall and grounds, probably before improvements]
No scale.

[no title]  D 779B/E 265  1833

Contents:
"Design for Improvements at Aston Hall" for E A Holden Esquire Shows house, yards, outbuildings etc as in E 264 with additions in red. Wm Patterson, Builder, Nottingham. Scale c.28': 1 inch.
February.

[no title]  D 779B/E 266  1848

Contents:
Copy of decision declaring the landowners' claim is proven: recites that assistant tithe commissioner was appointed to hear and determine differences whereby the making of an award of rent charge instead of tithes in the township of Shardlow and Far or Great Wilne, parish Aston, is hindered, and that the landowners claimed all small tithe of certain lands containing 730 acres, within the township enclosed by Act of Parliament of 29 G II (which enclosed Aston and Shardlow Moor and several common fields in the manor of Weston cum Membris and the Prebend of Sawley) are extinguished by the Act, and that the Rector denied the claim.
9 December

[no title]  D 779B/E 267  1850

Contents:
Booklet "Tithe 1850 Apportionment of Rent charge in Lieu of Tithe" in Shardlow and Great Wilne. Gives landowner, occupier, acreage and total rent charge payable to the Rector, concerning 251 acres.

[no title]  D 779B/E 268  undated

Contents:
Booklet "Reference to Map of Weston" giving number on plan, name of field and acreage, for numbers 191-194, 323 and 342. Following are rough notes of occupiers, owner, name or description of land, acreage, gross estimated value, rateable value, rate in £ for a few properties, and rough notes concerning poor rate.

[no title]  D 779B/E 269  [19thc]

Contents:
Map of an estate at Halstead, county Leicester, belonging to Ed An Holden Esq, showing numbered fields. 8 ch: 1 inch undated.

[no title]  D 779B/E 270  [19thc]

Contents:
Schedule of Halstead Estate, county Leicester, belonging to E A Holden Esq, containing 2 columns, one giving description as occupied and inclosed in 1865 (with description and quantity), the other giving description in the Abstract of Title dated 1832 (with number in survey, description, tenant - only 2- quantity) undated.

[no title]  D 779B/E 271  [19thc]

Contents:
Plan of new pews and pulpit intended for Aston Church and section in its present state. Notes occupants of some pews. No scale. undated.

Plaster Mine or Quarry and Mill  D 779B/E 272-274  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/E 272  1818

Contents:
Lease by 1. Reverend Charles Shuttleworth Holden of Aston clerk to 2. John Brookhouse of Derby "plaisterer" and Joseph Johnson of Derby coal dealer of mine or quarry of "plaister" in field in Aston lately in the occupation of John Moorley, since and late of George Moorley, called the Aston Hills, with liberty to enter, to dig and lead away plaister and to use the railway from the mine or quarry through the lands of 1. to the bridge over the Grand Trunk Canal in Aston called Hickins Bridge, with sufficient space upon Holden's land being the bank of the Canal to wharf and deposit plaister from the mine or quarry, to hold from 5 April last for 3 years, paying rent of £120 and paying parliamentary and parochial taxes. 2. are to maintain the railway, and may erect a kiln for plaister burning upon Holden's land near to the mine or quarry or to the line of the canal, provided that if it is built near the quarry, it shall not be in such a situation that it will be a nuisance to the road or lane from the Derby and London turnpike to Aston.
Dated 15 May

[no title]  D 779B/E 273  1866

Contents:
Plan of property at Chellaston belonging to E A Holden esquire, showing area of plaster works, labelled refuse plaster, with engine house and office, and the road to the mine. Remaining part of the field is occupied with adjoining farm and the road to the farmhouse and farm buildings are shown. Scale 1 ch: 1 inch. March.
Endorsed: Plan of mine refuse on surface Plaster Mine late Glebe 1866 to accompany Messrs Pegg & Co Lease.

[no title]  D 779B/E 274  1919

Contents:
Counterpart of lease made by 1. William Dickson Winterbottom of Aston Hall to 2. The Derby Plaster Company Limited, registered office Chellaston of (1) plaster mill in Aston parish near to Chellaston and offices, engine houses and other buildings and shafts, now in occupation of the lessees (2) pieces of land in Aston containing 22 acres (coloured blue in annexed plan), reserving all minerals except gypsum and plaster, and timber and game, and (3) all mines of gypsum and plaster of lessor in Aston parish within lands of lessor coloured pink in annexed plan, for rent of £25 for the 22 acres, rent or royalty of 6d per ton longweight for gypsum or plaster (excluding marl or foulstone), to produce at least £200 per annum, with provisions concerning payment of rent if insufficient gypsum is mined to produce £200 per annum, weighing of gypsum, compensation to occupiers of lands coloured pink in annexed plan, maintenance of shafts, buildings, fencing, early termination of lease, to work underground only etc. Plan sewn in at back.
Dated 5 July

Sale of Aston Estate  D 779B/E 275-295  [n.d.]

[no title]  D 779B/E 275  1924

Contents:
Volume. Aston Estate particulars, plans and conditions of sale, for sale by auction in lots on 7 and 8 November 1924, by Messrs Parsons and Bodin. First Edition, published for circulation amongst tenants only. "Contract Book No 1" on front cover.
The estate is described as containing 1,561 acres chiefly in Aston, but also in Shardlow and Chellaston and "near Weston". It included Cottage Farm 76 acres, Manor Farm 54 acres, Bird's Nest Farm 40 acres, Glebe Farm, Shardlow, 85 acres, Alderslade House 16 acres, "Glebe Mine" or "California Mine" in Chellaston including plaster mill, engine house, office, house and cottage, in the occupation of the Gotham Co Ltd under a lease which includes right of mining under specified lands (the mill and mining equipment is described in some detail), Rectory Farm 149 acres, right of mining gypsum, alabaster and plaster, Aston Hill Farm 150 acres, houses, cottages, shops, The White Hart Inn at Aston, plots of pasture, meadow etc, Malthouse Buildings in Derby Road, Aston, Brickyard Plantation 6 acres, Field Farm in Shardlow 95 acres, Royden Hill Farm 78 acres, smallholdings, the village hall, post office and blacksmith's shop in Aston.
Gives address or name of property, acreages, details of sanitation, water supply, gas supply, wash houses and other outbuildings, catalogue of rooms, building materials, tenants, tenancies and rents, according to type of property.
Includes signed and stamped printed forms acknowledging purchases with purchase prices and deposits paid, and includes some memoranda acknowledging purchases.

[no title]  D 779B/E 276  1924

Contents:
Map of estate founded on Ordnance Survey, 1 chain: 1 3/5 inch.

[no title]  D 779B/E 277  1924

Contents:
Volume: copy of D 779B/E 275, including memoranda (some signed, some copies) acknowledging purchase.

[no title or date]  D 779B/E 278-292

Contents:
Map of estate as E 276 and a village plan, scale nearly 110 ft: 1 inch (E 279) and letters concerning sales (E 280-292) enclosed in E 277.

[no title]  D 779B/E 293  1924

Contents:
Volume "The Aston Estate", similar to E 275 and E 277 (but see below for differences) and titled "Contract Book No 2".
Includes a title page describing the estate as Aston Hall with kitchen garden, park, woodlands, Home Farm, stabling, garage, lodges, cottages, about 88 acres, hunting with 3 packs, manorial and fishing rights, 8 dairy and stock farms, 14 smallholdings, Alderslade House, 737 acres of accommodation meadow, pasture and arable, the greater part of the village of Aston including 64 cottages, village hall, post office, shops etc, the White Hart Inn, mining rights for gypsum, alabaster and plaster underlying 100 acres. The Lordship of the manor or reputed manors of Weston and Aston with fishing rights in Trent, Derwent and the Canal [Trent and Mersey] are also included in the sale.
Includes detailed description of Aston Hall with photographs of the interior, exterior and grounds, photographs of the farms, Glebe Mine, houses etc in Aston.
With signed memoranda acknowledging purchases, November.

[no title or date]  D 779B/E 294-295


Related information: enclosed in E 293.

Contents:
Map of estate and village plan as E 278, 279