DOCUMENTS RE FEOFFEES OF ST. PETROX IN DEVON RECORD OFFICE, ref. 1163/F/.

The following are copies of summaries made by Ray Freeman in the Devon Record Office when researching for her books on the history of Dartmouth. There were dozens of indentures of leases and other documents, all numbered according to the DRO system, but not in date order. I have reproduced the original number, but to make the story more intelligible I have rearranged the documents chronologically, putting deeds relating to the same property together in date order.

The earliest document found relating to the provision of water for the parish is dated (in Latin) Henricus Quinto - i.e. Henry V, who died in 1421. A typed translation dating from 1511 records the handing on of property to new Feoffees, and refers back to an earlier transfer of 1485. From these early dates it can be seen that successive feoffees looked after much property in Southtown from the early 15C right up to the early 20C

Documents record how extra water supplies were added, and conduits repaired and renewed.

It is NOT TRUE (as stated on the Bearscove conduit) that Dartmouth Corporation illegally seized the feoffees property at the time of the Reformation - these documents prove that the feoffees went on with their work through six centuries.

Nowhere however are there papers showing the winding up the feoffees water supply system with the arrival of public water companies - are these preserved somewhere else?

DRO Ref. Date Type and Summary of Document. RF comments thus: [ .....]

No: 1) 1163 F/L 45 pre-1421 Very fragile document in medieval Latin, apparently setting up feoffees to look after properties donated. [Illegible.] At end, date refers to Henricus Quinto, i.e. Henry V, died 1421. No earlier document has so far been discovered.

2) 1163 F/L 1 1475 Similar charter to one below, of 1511, when John Yabbecombe grants to John Carswell and others.

3) 1163 F/T 2 1511 Typed translation of charter dated 10/3/1511 saying that John Fleming of Southtown grants to (names follow) all the lands in Kingswear,Brixham and Southtown which he and (other names) received on18/12/1485.

[The lands are not described, nor, in this transcript at least, is there any mention of the purpose, e.g. water supply, but this seems to be the pattern by which feoffees handed on the property to the next generation of feoffees. ]

4) 1163 F/A 2 1600 George Southcote of Coffinswell, [now the new Lord of StokeFleming and Southtown] for a consideration covenants with John Hawkins, Walter Gunn [ more names] feoffees of the lands of St. Petrox .... for the maintenance of waterpipes and conduits in Southtown that it will be lawful for them and all other inhabitants of the Parish of St. Petrox to hold and enjoy the churchyard now newly enclosed on the west andnorth side of St. Petrox.............and the paths leading to the said chapel standing within the castle walls.

5) 1163 F/L 3 1650 Similar “enfeoffment” to (2) and (3) above, from William Street and others to Lawrence Wheeler.

6) 1163 F/T1-9 1765 Messrs Hodge & Manley, feoffees, hand on to John Henry Sourhcote and new feoffees all lands, watercourses etc.

1815 Similar grant, John H. Southcote & feoffees hand on to Charles Hayne Seale and others.

1841 A.H. Holdsworth & feoffees hand on to Henry Foale etc.

DOCUMENTS RE WHERE THE WATER CAME FROM:

1163 F/A 3 25/6/1781 Legal “case” in which Feoffees describe how the water rises in two places:

1. Out of a rock near Blackman’s Well and cistern under or near house

built by Mr. Wm. Sharland, now inhabited by Mr. Brooking.

2. Out of rock above gardens near the stable built & occupied by Mr. Dottin Channell where there is also a large cistern. - from both places, it is piped “first low by the wall under the Church path to St. Petrox, and the other down a lane on one side of which lyes a garden occupied by Mr. Oxenham, & the other a garden belonging to Charles Hayne Esq. The two pipes meet here, there being a cistern at the bottom of this lane. From there water is carried by lead pipes into two public conduits on the Higher Street, one over the Old Castle & the other called Edems conduit near Dr. Atkins Lane.”

Now Mrs. Holdsworth objects to paying an annual fee of 10/- for it.

1163 F/A 8 31/8/1835 Petition to Feoffees by 27 parishioners that: “The conduit now standing in the Passage Slip be removed to the corner of Mr. Lamzed’s house.”

Names of petitioners include Peek, R.L.Hingston, Thos. Lidstone Jr., Brooking, Stapledon, A.B.Harris, Ed. Bastard, Geo. Lamzed.

1163 F/T ? 22/1/1836 Grant of Water in Coombe Meadow by A.H. Holdsworth.

A. H. Holdsworth grants to feoffees for considn. of 5/- for term of 2,000 years the right to take water from the watercourse in Coombe Meadow, situate in Parish of Stoke Fleming, now occupied by Edm. Toll, flowing & leading to certain mills of A.H. Holdsworth at Warfleet near the said meadows .......so much water as will run .....through a pipe of 1” diameter from a cistern to be inserted in Coombe meadow.......at the expense of the Feoffees .... to a pipe near Bellevue ....[now Stokecliff] for the use of the inhabitants of Southtown ... to be joined to other public conduits erected or to be erected in Southtown.

1163 F/T ? 22/1/1836 Grant of Water in Coombe Meadow by Jn. Hy. Seale Esq.

WHEREAS Jn. Hy. Seale owns on term of 99 years Coombe Meadow in Stoke Feming parish, now occupied by Edm. Toll AND ANOTHER

MEADOW ADJOINING same on North, now occupied by Richard Buckpitt, which sd. meadows were recently purchased from Harriet Southcote, spinster, by Jn. Hy. Seale & were owned by her ancestors for long years past,

NOW Jn. Hy Seale grants to the Feoffees of St. Petrox the right to take water flowing from them .....to make cisterns, lay pipes .... for the purpose of conveying water to Southtown for the benefit of its inhabitants.

List of Conventionary Rents, 1804-8, of Properties supplied directly with water:

1163 F/A 25-37 1804-8 [Includes houses ‘late Echalez’ and ‘late Gentets’ 10/-

A.H.Holdsworth - water at Brewhouse 10/-

Richard Pillar - house & garden 10/-

R.L.Hingston - sawpit (late Smith’s) 10/-

Mrs. S. Newman - water at her house 10/-

Nicholas Brooking - water at his house 10/-

Mayor of Dartmouth - water at Dunning’s conduit, being waste water 1/-

1163 F/T ? Mar. 1886 Agreements to supply water to Warfleet House and Stoke Cliff.

[Properties grouped together when leases were renewed at later date.]

7) 1163 F/L 14 1639 Lease for 2 tenements & garden by a. Feoffees to b. Thomas Ley, (Leigh) Gent.

Feoffees: N. Roope of Walflett Esq., Wm. Gourney, Ald. Staplehill, Gilb.Staplehill, Anthony Follett, Vincent Winchester, Wm. Spurway.

[lease formerly granted to Chris. Searl to be handed over & cancelled, AND also £17 consideration paid] Rent 20 shillings yearly.

Description of premises:

TWO messuages tenements and one garden at Southtown, one of which (1) is sitd. between a piece of void land called Bearescove in south,

- lands of the heirs of Brockedon, now in tenure of Th. Lewis in north,

- Lower St. on east,

- lands of heirs of Rob. Weekes in west (2) the other is sitd. between Lower St. in west

- the Haven of Dartmouth and the sd. piece of void land called

Bearescove on the east and south

- the lands of the heires of Rob. Birkley deceased now Thomas Abraham in north.

(3) Garden is sitd. between lands of heirs of Rich. Blackall, decd., in S.

- Kings highway called Walflet in west

- Haven of DM. in east

- lands of heirs of Ed. White, clerke, decd., formerly of Th. Holland, decd., on north.

8) 1163 F/L 15 1684 Indenture of lease between a. Feoffees b. Nicholas Preston [Prisson on next Ind]

Feoffees include A. Holdsworth, John Pley, Wm. Staplehill.

Consideration: £60

Description: Same two properties and garden as in (7) above.

9) 1163 F/L 16 1706 Indenture of lease between a. Feoffees and b. Eleanor Prisson, widow of Nicholas Prisson

Feoffees (only two) Dr. John Atkins, Joseph Bulley.

Terms: surrender of lease of 99 years granted to Nicholas Prisson, and £9. New 99 lease on Eleanor and her daughter. Rent 20/- yearly.

Descr.: Same as 7, 8 above, except that first house is now in possession of Nich. Redwood, mariner, and the second is where Eleanor Prisson now dwells.

10) 1163 F/L 17 1718 Indenture of lease between a. Feoffees and b. Eleanor Prisson, widow.

Consideration: £15 Rent: 20 shillings.

Descr: 2 messuages and garden, as before 7 - 9, but (1) now occupied by Johnathan Kelley, mariner, and (2) by William Weekes.

11) 1163 F/L 24 1757 Indenture of lease between a. Ann Sainthill, wid., residuary legatee, of Eleanor Prisson, deceased and b. Joseph Darley, Blacksmith

[This is second Consideration: £15 Rent: 20/- of two properties]

Whereas the Feoffees in 1718, for consideration, did grant to E. Prisson

ALL that mess. etc. in Southtown between:

- Lower St. on west

- Harbour of DM and a piece of land called Bearscove on S. & E,

- lands then of Benjamin Bowson on N.

All wh. lands were in tenure of Wm. Weekes, since of Jn. Lambell, now of Ann Sainthill, and Whereas by the will of Eleanor Prisson dated

27/4/1717 Ann Sainthill became possessed of these premises, NOW Ann S. sells them to J. Darley for remainder of 99 years.

12) 1163 F/L 25 1760 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Joseph Darley Blacksmith.

Consideration: £12 Rent 10/-[On outside Description: Dwelling house between: - Lower St. on W

written . -Harbour of DM. and piece of land called Bearscove on E and S

“Lease for house . - Lands formerly of Benjamin Bowen, now Jn. Hodge or sister on N.

adjoining Great Bearscove Slip.”13) 1163 F/L 26 [Document looks burnt - quite illegible!]

14) 1163 F/L 27 1766 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Mr. Joseph Darley

Consideration: £6 Rent: 10/- Term: 3 lives: Peter Darley, brother, Margaret Hunt. Ann Sainthill nee Phipps has died, so new lease necessary.

15) 1163 F/L 18 1768 Indenture of lease between a. Feoffees (Jn. Manley of DM. goldsmith, Robert Hodge, late of DM. but now of Lizewell in psh. of Widdecombe, gent,) [only two surviving feoffees.]and b. Rachel Hodge, spinster. Consideration: £13

Descr: 1 messuage and 1 garden in Southtown, between - - piece of void land called Bearscove on south

- lands late Robert Hodge, now of Rachel Hodge on north

- lands of Robert Weeks deceased on west

- Lower St. on east,

formerly in possession of Nicholas Redwwood mariner, decd., now of Rebecca Thompson wid. as undertenant to Ann Sainthill, wid.

Garden between lands of Th. Wheeler decd., now of Malachi Pyneheath Esq. on south,

- road to Walfleet on west

- Haven of DM. on east

- lands formerly of White, now of Wm. Beavis on north

Now in possession of Ann Sainthill.

Term: 99 years on lives of Rachel Hodge & Ann Neal, spinster.

16) 1163 F/L 19 1768 Counterpart lease of (15) above, same details.

17) 1163 F/L 21 1774 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees b. Holdsworth Newman

Consideration: £12 Term: 19 years on lives of Elizabeth Hodge aged ‘about 40’, Mary Hodge aged 6 and Robert Hodge. IN TRUST for Robert Hodge.

Rent: 10/- [shows this was only for one house.]

Description: same house and garden as in (15) above

18) 1163 F/L 20 1776 Indenture of lease between a. Feoffees and b. Mr. Holdsworth Newman

Consideration: £12. Term: 99 years on lives of Eliz. Hodge & Mary Hodge age 6 dau. of Robert Hodge.

Description: messuage same as in (15) above abut Rachel Hodge is ‘deceased’ on north part, and it is now ‘of Robert Hodge.’

Garden: As before in (11), but of White, late of Wm. Beavis on north,

now in possession of Richard Devonshire as tenant.

19) 1163 F/L 28 1783 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Jn. Howe for the house he lives in near Bearscove, late Joseph Darley. Consideration: £8. Term: on life of Eliz. Howe aged 14, to start after deaths of Peter & Margaret Darley.

[Little Bearscove Slip] Description: Dwelling house with - Lower St. on W.

- Harbour of DM on E - Bearscove on S

- a piece of land adjoining Little Bearscove Slip formerly Benj. Bowen, now R. Hodge on N.

20) 1163 F/L 29 1792 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Robert Carter

Consideration: £10 Term: 99 years,lives Robet Carter & son.

[Little Bearscove Slip] Description: same as 19), Little Bearscove Slip, form. Bowen, now Rob. Hodge.

21) 1163 F/L 30 1841 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. James Smale, Baker.

Description: All that piece of land whereon a Dwelling House lately stood bounded

- on W. by Lower Street

- on N. by houses belonging to James Smale

- on E. by Harbour of DM.

[? Must be - on S by “a piece of ground or quay belonging to the trustees of the

Horseferry Corporate Property of the Borough of Clifton DM. Hardness.

slipway] Which property to be demised contains in length East to West 67’

[? Sunderland Tce] and in width North to South 23’

[New property - Knowling’s House] 22) 1163 F/L 1 1729 Indenture of lease between a. Dr. John Atkins & Joseph Bulley, Feoffs. b. Jeffrey Taylor, Hellier, of Southtown. [Knowling’s House]

Descr: House in Southtown between:

- lands formerly of Stephen Knowling on north

- other lands of Parish of St. Petrox on east

- lands of Corporation of DM. on south

- Higher St. on west.

23) 1163 F/L 2 1747 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Granville Smith

[Knowlings House] Descr: That toft or plot of ground and old walls formerly a mess. ten. or dwelling house at Bearscove, formerly in possession of Joseph Knowling, decd.,

- bounded with Bearscove on east,

- lands late of Jeffrey Taylor in west,

- the old castle on south.

- lands of John Pillar on north.

Which lands are now in possession of Granville Smith.24) 1163 F/L 3 1766 Counterpart of lease between a. Feoffees b. Mr. Granvill Smith, housecarpenter

.[Knowlings House] Descr: Mess. or ten. and garden in Southtown between

- lands of Stephen Knowling on north

[ as above, (22 - 3) ]

25) 1163 F/L 4 1785 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees b. Mr. Holdsworth Newman.

[Knowlings House] Descr: As above, but said to be:

“A toft or old walls, cellar or workshop late in possession of Granville Smith carpenter but now of John Smith mariner his undertenant on north

- lands of Corpn. of DM, now in poss.n of Peter Tessier, mariner on S.

- Higher St. on west.

26) 1163 F/L 5 1792 Counterpart of Lease between a. Feoffees b. Nicholas Brooking

Term: 99 years.

Description: as above, (22-24), but “formerly owned by Eliz. Smith, widow.”

27) 1163 F/L 6 1806 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees b. Richard L. Hingston

. [Knowlings House] Descr: plot of ground and old walls formerly a dwelling house, now converted into a courtilage at Bearscove, bounded by -

- Bearscove on east

- the old castle on south

- lands of feoffees now in occupation of Eliz. Smith on west

- lands of -----[left blank] on north.

28) 1163 F/L 7 1820 Indenture of lease between a. Feoffees and b. Sons and grandson of R.L.Hingston.

[Knowlings House] Same description as (22-27) etc.

[End of Knowling’s House]

[DARTMOUTH ARMS]

29) 1163 F/L 22 1834 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees ( A.H. Holdsworth, Peter Cockey, R.W.Newman of Mamhead, J.H. Seale, W. Prideaux, Jn. Browne Smith.) and b. Mr. John Ching DARTMOUTH ARMS

Consid. £40 Rent: 40/- Heriot: £1 per life.

Term: on lives of Avis Ching aged 30, Joshua Ching aged 19, and Joseph Leonard Lidstone aged 7.

Description: Dwelling house imm. adjoining Bearscove, bounded

- on N. by house now in possession of ______ Glynn widow,

- on E. by street leading from Bearscove to New Quay

- on S. by Byds Cove otherwise Bearscove

- on W. by the steps and a passage leading therefrom to Higher St.

- Recently held by Wm. Petherbridge deceased, and distinguished by the sign of the DARTMOUTH ARMS.

30) 1163 F/A 1834 AUCTION POSTERS FOR DARTMOUTH ARMS and nearby props. Held on 22/1/1834. Four lots:

1. Public House - sold to John Ching for £40 Legal agreement: 99 year lease on 3 lives, heriot of £2 on each life, yearly rent of 40/-.

Buyer covenants to spend £250 within I year in ‘reparation and amendment of premises to the liking of Lessors OR to take down the house and outhouses and erect a good substantial dw. house at own expense to be approved by lessors.

2. Dwelling House in Lower St. ‘not far distant from 1.’ Now in possession of Jn. Norman.

Sold to Wm. Croft, glazier for £15.

3. Court adjacent to dwelling house occ. by Lt. Godfrey, RN, sold to Thomas Lidstone, builder for £10.

Takers of properties 2 & 3 may, subject to approval of Lessors, take them down and build new ones.

4. Garden, now N. Brooking sold to James Strong, gent, for £12. 31) 1163 F/L 23 1891 Indenture of Lease between a. Trustees of St. Petrox and b. Thomas Wm. Atherton

Lease of 14 years of DARTMOUTH ARMS Inn, Rent £38.

[Another property]

32) 1163 F/L 31 1818 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Edward Brooking in trust for Nicholas Brooking

Term 99 years on lives of Nich. Brooking aged 7, son of lessee, in reversion of Henry Petherbridge 62, & Wm. Petherbridge 37.

Considn.: £9 Rent 2/-

Description: Between

- lands formerly Wheeler, then Heath, now Prideaux on S. - road to Warfleet on W

- Harbour of DM. on E - lands formerly White, Beavis, Leathy, now Nich. Brooking on N.

Length 78’ - now in possession of N. Brooking.

33) 1163 F/L 32 1834 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. James Strong Esq.

[Garden - Considn. £12 Rent 5/- Heriot 10/-

bounds not Term: 99 years, Lives: James Strong the Younger aged 12 years,copied] Mary Brooking Strong, aged 11 years, son and dau. of lessee, Nicholas Brooking aged 22 years.

[Another property]

34) 1163 F/L 33 1725 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees ( Dr. Atkins & J. Bully) and b. Marjory Hyne of St. Petrox, widow

Considn.: her repairing the mess. tenement & dwelling house hereafter described, Term:: 99 years on Lives of Marjory Hyne and 2 daughters Eliz. & Anne Rent: 10/-

Descr: Between

- Lower St. in E

- Lands of feoffees in possession of Roger Churchwill in S

... - lands formerly Thos. Weekes, now Nathaniel Terry in W

- lands of heirs of Charles Boone Esq., deceased, on N.

35) 1163 F/L 34 1745 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Marjory Hyne

Elizabeth Hyne had died, so new lease needed.

Same description as in (34)

. Rent 10/-

36) 1163 F/L 35 1745 Counterpart Lease of (35) above.

37) 1163F/L 36 1747 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. James Mackie

[Badly holed Term: 99 years, Lives: Mrs Mary Mackie & Mary Tracey d. of John& discoloured] Tracey Tailor

Description: As in (34), 1725, but ‘lands of John Seale’ replaces ‘Charles Boone’ on N.

35) 1163 F/L 34 1745 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Marjory Hyne

Elizabeth Hyne had died, so new lease needed.

Same description as in (34).

Rent 10/-

36) 1163 F/L 35 1745 Counterpart Lease of (35) above.

37) 1163F/L 36 1747 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. James Mackie

[Badly holed Term: 99 years, Lives: Mrs Mary Mackie & Mary Tracey d. of John& discoloured] Tracey Tailor

Description: As in (34), 1725, but ‘lands of John Seale’ replaces ‘Charles Boone’ on N.

38) 1163 F/L 37 1766 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. James Mackie, mariner.

Considn. £6. 6s Term: 99 years on lives of Mary Mackie aged 38 Rent: 10/- and daughter Eliz. aged 14. Descrn.: Between

- Lower St. in E.

- lands of feoffees late Roger Churchwill, now Rich. Kemp in S

- lands formerly Thomas Weeks, late Nat. Terry deceased in W

- lands of John Seale in N.

Which premises are in possession of James Mackie.

39) 1163 F/L 38 1766 Counterpart lease of above, (38), 1766.

40) 1163 F/L 39 1785 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Mr. Joseph Tucker, Mariner

Term: 99 years. Considn. £20 Rent 10/-

Descrn: Joseph Tucker is lawfully possessed of the premises, between

- Lower St. on E

- lands formerly Churchwill, now B. Kemp on S

- lands formerly Weekes, then Nat. Terry, now Jn Browne on W

- John Seale now leased to Jn. Browne, in poss. of M. Yeoman on N.

41) 1163 F/L 40 1785 Counterpart lease of above, 1785.

[Another property - by Kemp’s Lane.]

42) 1163 F/L 41 1649 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees (inc. Nicholas Roope) and b. Robert Clapp, Baker, of Walfleet

Considn: surrender of lease of term of 99 years on lives of Charles Plumleigh son of Sir Richard Plumleigh, Kt. of London,

John Woodward son of Thos. Woodward of London, gent, & Thos. Forde son of Nich. Forde of Blackawton, gent. and for £12

Descrn: Mess. ten. & garden at Southtown between - lands of feoffees in W and N.

[Kemp’s Lane - Lower St. in E

in 18C] - Street or land leading from Lower St. to Higher St. in S

Which premises are now in the occupation of Robert Clapp

Term: 99 yearss on lives of Susannah wife of R. Clapp, John & Robert his sons. Rent: 10/-

43) 1163 F/L 42 1690 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Peter Elvye Gent.

Considn.: £16 Term: 99 years on lives. Rent: 10/-

Description: Same as in (42) above, 1649.

Garden now in occupation of Agnes Clapp, widow.

44) 1163 F/L 46 1702 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees - Dr. Atkins & others and b. John Stone, Marener [sic]

Considn: £13 Term 99 years Rent 8/-

Descrn: Mess. Tenement & Dwelling house in Southtown between - Higher St. on W

- lands of James Weekes, now Elizabeth Pomeroy on N

- lands of feoffees on E

[Kemp’s Lane] - lane leading from Higher to Lower St. on S

and also a Garden in Southtown between

- lands of Sir John Southcote on W

- lands of Thomas Wright, gent, on N

- highway called Above Town on E

- lands of feoffees on S

All this house & garden now in possn. of Joan Towills, widow, or her assigns, by indenture of 30/4/1684 for residue of 14 years if she lives.- all this granted to John Stone after above expires for 99 years on lives - of Nathaniel Frankling, son of N. Frankling of Kingsbridge, shopkeeper, and Ann Stone of Kingsbridge, spinster.

45) 1163 F/L 43 1721 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Roger Churchwill, Mason

Considn: His thoroughly repairing the premises.

Descrn: (House) Between [Same as (42-3 above)]

- Lands of feoffees in W and N

- Lower St. in E.

[Kemp’s Lane] - St. leading from Higher to Lower St. on S.

Descrn. (Garden) Between - lands of feoffees on N

- Above Town on E

- lands of Jn. Southcote on S and W.

late in tenure of Agnes Clapp deceased. Term 99 years. Rent 10/-

46) 1163 F/L 47 1726 Indenture of lease between a. Feoffees and b. Granfill Smith

Term: Surrender of Stone’s lease (see 1702, at (44) then on 3 lives Granfill Smith aged 25, Susanna his wife aged 35, son John aged 3.

[Kemp’s Lane] Description: Same as in (44) of 1702 Now in possession of Granfill Smith.

47) 1163 F/L 48 1755 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees [Dr. Atkins, J. Lidstone, Jn. Manley, Jn & Robt. Hodge] and b. John How of DM. shopkeeper

Considn: Surrender of lease of 1726 for remainder of term of 99 years on lives of G. Smith Carpenter, wife & son. and £1. 1s. Term: from 1755 for 99 years on lives of Jane How, wife, & their son and daughter James and Jane.

Rent: 8/- To keep premises in good repair.

[Kemp’s Lane] Descrn: House: same as in (44) of 1702 Garden: between

- lands of John Southcote Esq on W

- lands of Thomas Wright on N

- Above Town on E

- lands of feoffees on S

All which were once in possession of Joan Towells, since of Granfill Smith, but now of John How.

48) 1163 F/L 44 1766 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Benjamin Kemp

Considn. £8 Rent 14/- Term: 99 years on lives of B. Kemp & son Ben. Kemp jun.

[Now known as Descrn: (House) BetweenKemp’s Lane] - lands of feoffees in W and N

- Lower St. in E

- land leading from Higher St in E.

Garden: Between lands of Feoffees on N

- Above Town on E

- lands of John Southcote on W and S.

AND ALSO another Garden in Above Town in Northtown, bounded by lands formerly Eliz. Huckmore on S

- lands formerly Roger Tucker on N

- Kings Highway on E

- lands of Mr. _____ Hayne on W.

49) 1163 F/L 49 1783 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees [J. Manley, R. Hodge] and b. James How, Glazier

Considn: £4.4s Term: 99 years on life of Eliz. daughter of Rent: 8s James How AFTER end of lease of 1755.

Descrn: House in Southtown between - Higher St. on W

- lands late of Nath. Terry, clerk, deceased, formerly Jas. Weekes, being now a garden & in possession of Mr. Jn Browne on N

[Kemp’s Lane] - lands now in possession of Benj. Kemp on E

Kemp lived at - lane from Higher to Lower St on S opposite to the house now inbottom of lane possession of Mr. George Pley Atkins.

at Lower St. end.? Garden as before All late in possession of John How decd. late father of James How.

50) 1163 F/L 50 1792 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Mrs Elizabeth How, widow

Considn.: £10 Term: 99 years after expiry of previous lease of 1755


[Kemp’s Lane] Descrn: House - same as (49) above.

Garden - between lands of Jn. Hy Southcote on W

- otherwise the same.

51) 1163 F/L 51 1851 Indenture of Lease between a Feoffees (A.H.Holdsworth, Sr. H.P.Seale. Stapledon, Creed, etc) and b. William Lavers, carpenter

Considn: £26 Term: 99 years, on lives of Barth. Lavers, Wm. Jn

Rent: £1 Lavers, Jn. Mumford.[Kemp’s Lane] Description: “A house in or near Kemp’s Lane”[This site is “piece of land on which stands an old dwelling house in Southtown”at the Higher St. - Higher St. on W

end of Kemp’s -lands late of Jn. Browne, now of Wm. Croft on N

Lane, while - lands of feoffees late Benj. Kemp, now Thomas Kemp on E

Kemp’s house - lane from Higher to Lower St. called Kemp’s Lane on S

is at the Lower St.end.] Together with the dwelling house to be erected on the sd. piece of land - formerly Jane Towells, Granville Smith, Jn. Howe, James Howe, late Eliz. Howe, since of Feoffees.

William Lavers is within 2 years at own cost to build a house of at least two storeys to approval of Feoffees’ surveyors and to repair it after. Term: from 24/6/ ‘last past’ ? 1851 for 99 years on 3 lives.

52) 1163 F/L 52 1851 Counterpart lease of (51).

[Another property]

53) 1163 F/L 53 1755 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees (Atkins, Lydstone, Manley, etc) and b. George Channell, Baker

Considn: £6. 6s Term: 99 years on lives of Jn. Channell his son, at Rent: 8/- end of lease of 3/3/1725.

Descrn: House and garden adjoining, bounded by

- Southtown on E

- Highway on W

- lands late of Jn. Follet on N & S

54) 1163 F/l 54 1777 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. John Channell, Baker

Considn: £6.6s. Term: 99 years on life of Frances Channell, wife of Rent: 8/- of John after end of lease of 3/3/1725

Descrn: House and garden adjoining in Southtown bounded by

- Southtown on E

- Abovetown on W

- lands late of Jn. Follett, now of Jn. Fox on N

- lands in possessn. of Samuel Adams, tenant to Wm. Maddock on S

All which premises were in possn. of Jn. Webster as tenant to Jane Channell, widow, mother of Jn. Channell & for several years past of Geo. Channell his father.

55) 1163 F/L 55 1783 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. John Channell, yeoman

Considn. £2.2s Term: 99 years on life of Ann Pike Channell age 15 Rent: 8/- dau. of Wm. Channell mariner.

Descrn. Same as (54) above.

56) 1163 F/L 56 1783 Counterpart lease of (55)

[The following all seem to refer to the same property]

57) 1163 F/L 57 1659 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees (N. Roope of Walfleet, Wm. Spurway, G. Staplehill. A. Follett) and b. Isybell Roberts d. of Hy. Roberts decd.

Considn: £4.4s. Rent: 10/- Term: from death of Alice Roberts and Henry Hammett her son to Isybell for life

Descrn: Dwelling House & garden belonging in Southtown between - lands of Thomas Southcott Esq. in S

- lands of St. Petrox in N - Above Town on W.

- Highway on E - all now in possn. of Alice Roberts, mother in law of Isybel.

58) 1163 F/L 58 1734 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees (A. Holdsw. Jn Southcote, Jn Atkins, Manley, Hodge) and b. John Pillar junr. Mason.

Considn: £2.2s Term: 99 years on lives of Eliz. Pillar, wife, son and daughter.

Descrn: House & garden belonging between

- lands of Jn. Southcote of Buckland Toutsaints on S

- lands of parish of Southtown on N

- Kings highway on E

- Above Town on W

59) 1163 F/L 59 1783 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Peter Tessier, Mariner

Considn: £4 Term: 99 years on life of Peter Tessier aged 12 months

Rent: 10/- to start on termin. of lease to John Pillar.

Descrn: As above, 1734 (58)

Premises formerly in possn. of Jn Pillar jun., mason, now or Richard Pillar son of Jn.

[This house is next to the house above, i.e. it has Jn. Pillar on the N.]

60) 1163 F/L 60 1739 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Thomas Davis, mariner.

Considn: That the dwelling house has fallen down to the ground and Rent:5/- that Thomas has new built same at his own expense. Descrn: House & garden bounded by

- house of John Pillar on N

- house of Susanna Row on S

- Street there on E

- Above Town on W.

Term: 99 years on lives of Thomas Davis, Grace his wife & Thomas Davis, mason, son of Griffith Davis of Pembroke, husbandman.

20/3/1746: Endorsed on back, with mark of Thomas Davis - ‘In consideration of £6.6s he has surrendered the lease to John Batiford.’

61) 1163 F/L 61 1739 Counterpart lease of above, (60)

62) 1163 F/L 62 1747 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. John Batiford, hellier

Considn: Surrender of lease to Th. Davis & £ 2.2s. Rent: 10/-

Term: 99 years on lives of John Batiford & Eliz. his wife.

Descrn: Same as (60) 1739.

63) 1163 F/L 63 1766 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Elizabeth Batiford, widow.

Considn. £3 Term: 99 years on lives of Eliz, her son & daughter. Rent: 10/-

Descrn: Same as (60) 1739

64) 1163 F/L 64 1783 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Andrew Handford, Ropemaker

Considn: £3.10s & surrender of lease of 1766 to Eliz. Batiford Rent: 10/-

Descrn: Same as (60) above 1739

Term: 99 years on lives of Andrew H., 42, Eliz. wife, 36, dau. Eliz, 9.

65) 1163 F/L 65 1783 Counterpart lease of (64)

66) 1163 F/L 66 1784 Assignment of lease by a. Andrew Handford to b. John Channell of house & garden late Eliz. Baddifords

[See Charity
Commission Considn: £70 [!] paid by John Channell to Andrew Handford who
Report 1821] assigns his lease to Channell.
67) 1163 F/L 67 1802 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Frances Channell, spinster

Considn: Surrender of lease of 1783, John Channell since deceased,

Rent: 10/- and £30.

[See Charity Commission New lease on same premises granted for 99 years on lives of Frances, Report 1821] 22, Hannah, 30 and Betsy, 23, sisters.

------------------------------------end of this property ? ------------------------

[Another Property - cannot yet connect it to anything else.]

68) 1163 F/L 68 1851 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Joseph Peter Ellis, cooper.

Considn: £76 Term: 99 years on lives of 2 sons & daughter. Rent: £1.15s

Descrn: Piece of ground on which stand two old houses & gardens adjoining, between

- lands of feoffees on N

- street on E

- lands of John Lamperson on S

- Above Town on W

Now in occupation of Peter Luckraft & others as tenants AND ALSO that garden in Southtown between

- lands late of John Southcote, now of Sir H.P.Seale on W,

- lands late of T. Wright, now Wm. Read on N

- Above Town on E

- lands of Feoffees on S

[Another Property]

69) 1163 F/L 69 1581 Indenture of Lease between a Feoffees: Walter Emme, Jn. Hawkins, Nich. Adams, Jn. Lewes, Rob. Phillpott, Jn. Winchester, N. Laye, Th. Wekes. and b. Richard ? Newall of Southtown, shipwright.

Considn: £17 Term: 99 years on lives of Richard, & wife Margaret. Rent: 20s.

[Between HigherSt. & Crowthers Descrn: Messuage, tenement & garden adjoining in Southtown betweenHill.] - lands of Richard Wakeham on N

- Queen’s highway towared Walfleet on E

- lands of feoffees on S

- Croter Hill on W

70) 1163F/L 70 1642 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees: N. Roope, Gourney, Follett, Staplehill, Winchester, Spurway. and b. Nicholas Sparke, shipwright

Considn: Surrender of former lease & £4. Rent: £1

Term: 99 years from date of this doc. on lives of Nich., his wife Richard and Ann their daughter.

[Could be same as

69, 1581, above] Descrn: between

- lands of Andrew Wakeham on N

- highway to Walflete on E

- lands of feoffees on S, Above Town on W.

71) 1163 F/L 71 1725 Indenture of Lease between a Feoffees (A. Holdsworth etc) and b. John Rowe, Labourer

Considn: Jn. Rowe to repair at own cost house late of Ann Tiltson, widow.

Rent: 20s. Term: 99 years on lives of Susannah Rowe, wife, and Robert & Judith his son and daughter.

Descrn: between[ Where was this?] - Arthur Holdsworth’s malthouse on N.

- Thomas Boden’s house on S

- Street there in E

- Above Town in W

[Written on back]:

31/7/1740 Susannah Rowe assigns her lease after her death to Judith Efford, her husband Richard and their children.

[On sheet attached 24/7/1775 Robert Hodge certifies he has sold to Joyce Echalez for £4.4s.inside] two lives on house & garden now in possession of Judith Efford - if Judith dies Joyce can put in a life for sum of £2.2s within 2 months of the death.

72) 1163 F/L 72 1778 Indenture of lease between a. Feoffees and b. Vicente Joannis Echalaz, Ropemaker Considn: £4.4s Term: 99 years on lives of Mary Newman Eschalaz, Rent: 20/- & Joyce Eschalaz, aged 9 and 7, daughters of Vic

Descrn: Between - Arthur Holdsworth’s Malthouse on N

- house where Eliz. Badiford lives on S

- Above Town on W

- Street on E

All which were in possession of _____ Rowe, Richard Efford, now of Judith Efford, widow.

73) 1163 F/L 73 1778 Counterpart lease of above.

74) 1163 F/L 74 1783 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Vicente Echalaz

Considn: £2.2s Term: 99 years on lives of Eliz. Eschalaz, 16, daughtr Rent: 20/- after surrender of lease of 1778.

Descrn: between - Malthouse of A. Holdsworth on N

[betweeen Malthouse - house where Andrew Hannaford now lives on Sand And. Hannaford] - Above Town on W

- Street on E

75) 1163 F/L 75 1783 Counterpart lease of above, 74, 1783.

76) 1163 F/L 76 1789 Assignment of lease by a. Mrs Joyce Echalaz, widow, to b. Mr. John Quick.

Considn: £78.15s (paid by Quick to Mrs. Echalaz). Rent: 20/- Term: remainder of lease of 1778.

Descrn: Same as 74, 75, above.

77) 1163 F/L 77 1811 Assignment of lease by a. Mr. Jn Quick to b. Mr. John Rodmore.

Considn: £200 and remainder of two terms of 99 yr. lease on 3 lives.

Descrn: Same as 74, etc but - “Malthouse then belonging to A. Holdsworth on N”

78) 1163 F/L 78 1856 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. W.S.Lindsay Esq, of Portland Place, Middx., Esq.,

Considn: £36 Term: 99 years on lives: Fred Foal, 14, Richard L. . Hingston, 13, Reg. Jn. Hingston 11. Rent: 2.2s

[Later known asKestor]

Descrn: Bounded by

- Malthouse formerly of A.H.Holdsworth on N. now converted into dwelling house let to Robert Came.

- lands of feoffees let to Richard Nunn on S.

- Above Town on W

- Street on E.

79) 1163 F/L 79 1878 Assignment of Lease from a. Trustees of Will of W.S.Lindsay to b. Mr. Geo. Hutchins, Innkeeper, Lower St. [written in pencil: Carr’s House Southtown]

Considn: £105 paid by Hutchins to Trustees of W.S.Lindsay.

Property assigned to Hutchins for residue of lease.

80) 1163 F/L 80 1878 Abstract of Title to this property by Trustees of W.S.Lindsay.

81) 1163 F/L 81 1909 Assignment of Lease from a. Mrs E.C.I. Hutchins to b. Mr. Henry Williams

Considn: £73[Kestor]

Descrn: Same as (78), 1856, but “House is now known as Kestor”.

[End of documents abut this house]

[Later Stapledon’s House]

82) 1163 F/L 82 1747 Indentureof Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Mr. Wm. Southcote, gent.

Considn: £10.10s AND surrender of lease dated 1689 on lives of Rent: 10/- Christian Pethibridge, now wife of Peter Weymouth, mariner.

Descrn: House & garden formerly in possession of Jn. Sparke, Jeffrey Taylor mason, Alice Mills, wid., but now of Wm. Southcote, between

- Above Town in W

- lands of Jn. Terry in S

- lands of Jn. Roope in N

- Street in E



Term: from this date for 99 years on lives of Wm. Southcote, John & Ann his chn.

83) 1163 F/L 83 1747 Counterpart lease of (82), 1747, above.

84) 1163 F/L 84 1774 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Samuel Youldon

Considn: £16 AND surrender of lease of 1747 - Ann S. now Loverance, Rent: 20s Wm. Southcote decd. Descrn: As in (82), 1747.

85) 1163 F/L 85 1774 Counterpart lease of (84) 1774.

86) 1163 F/L 86 1798 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Mr. Samuel Youldon

[Adds another life to Term: Fabey Dunning, aged 7]

Descrn: Same as 82-5.

87) 1163 F/L 87 1804 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Mr. N.W.Hoyles.

Descrn: Same as 82-6.

88) 1163 F/L 88 1804 Counterpart lease of 87.

89) 1163 F/L 89 1808 Assignment of Lease by a. Mr. W. Hoyles to b. Mr. Thomas Stapledon

Considn: £260 [ Did not note details of Term etc.]

[Note: next document out of order in DRO]

90) 1163 F/L 95 1834 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Hannah Stapledon, widow of Thomas S. Considn: £35 and surrender of lease on lives of Faby Dunning [see 86, 87]

Descrn: Dwelling house & garden, formerly Sparke, Southcote, Youldon, then Hoyles who assigned it to Th. Stapledon

Bounds: As (82) 1747

Term: from 1834 for 99 years on lives of T. Stapledon & daughters Hannah and Mary.

91) 1163 F/L 90 1900 Assignment of Lease by a. Ina Jarvis, spinster to b. Samuel Fulford Jarvis of Stoke Fleming

By indenture of 5/1/1895 between Trustees of St. Petrox and Ina Jarvis the house & garden in Southtown, for many years past occupied by Miss H. Stapledon deceased were demised to Ina Jarvis for 7 years from 25/12/1894

for rent of £25, Ina now agrees to sell premises for £5 to S.F. Jarvis for unexpired part of lease, (only 2 years).

[End of Stapledon House deeds? But Feoffees still own it, 2003!]

[Another small property]

92) 1163 F/L 91 1783 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Philip S.Withal, mariner

Considn: £5.5s

Descrn: Stable and garden or herbary lying behind the same formerly old walls or a plott of waste ground whereon was theretofore a little house ..... afterwards converted into a dog kennel and afterwards into a necessary house ......at the higher end of Gurney’s Lane.

93) 1163 F/L 92 1804 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Mr. John Christopher

Lease of the above stable

94) 1163 F/L 93 1804 Counterpart lease of above, (93) 1804

95) 1163 F/L 94 1819 Assignment of lease by a. John Christopher to b. Mrs Johns.

[End of this property ]

96) 1163 F/L 96 18C [Too fragile and holed to read.]

97) [? missing in my notes]

98) 1163 F/L 98 1767 Indenture of Lease between a. Feoffees and b. Jane Gentet d. of James Gentet of Brixham, surgeon.

[Gentet familywere Huguenot Considn: 10/-

refugees in 1688from Louis XIV. Descrn: decayed messuage & tenement fallen into the ground, &Two were courtilage, formerly in tenure or occupation of Nich. Jeffrey,doctors.] decd., then Wm. Gentet decd. now of James Gentet.

Bounded by

- Street on E

- lands sometime of one Gunfield on W & S

- lands once John Plumleigh gent decd. in N.

Term: 99 years on life of Jane to start after surrender of lease before granted to Wm. Gentet, chirugeon, decd, on 20/10/1729 on lives of James & Magdalene Gentet son and dau. of Wm.

[End of deeds relating to this property]

Deeds relating to Conduit in Hausken/Lidstone House, Southtown.

[DRO Ref] 1163 F/T 9 5/9/1898 Indenture of agreement between a. T.O. Veale and b. Trustees of St. Petrox Charity and c. Mayor & Aldermen of Dartmouth re removal of conduit belonging to Trustees and placing tank & fittings adjoining a dwelling house in Southtown.

Trustees include, Wm. Smith formerly of Wilderness now of Ford Bank, Edw. Tew of Gunfield, Sir John Hy. Seale of Wonastow Court, Mon., Lewis Netherton, Bowden House, Stoke Fleming.

Whereas a conduit belonging to St. Petrox Charity adjoins and is fixed to Veale’s house in Southtown,

& Whereas the Council wish to remove it to widen the footway adjoining Veale’s house on S. side,

T.O. Veale & Charity have agreed to removal of the conduit and erecting instead an iron tank with fittings and connections at the expense of the Council ...................Council will pay for materials but they will remain the property of the Charity...........Council will pay incidental costs and legal expenses.

1163 F/T 10 6/1/1897 Letter from Veale to P.R.Hockin agreeing to proposals re Conduit.

1163 F/T 11 29/7/1897 Letter from Veale to Hockin objecting to provision in proposed agreement saying that Trustees cannow allow water to be used for building. He complains Council is misinformed as to water in conduit being used by him to detriment of public.

He is one of the public himself and entitled to use it for building as long as no one else is deprived of it.

The water daily overflows into the sewer - he saw this happen by Wm. Pillar’s house in Newcomen Rd. He will however get his water supply from another source.

P.S. For years the Manor House was supplied from “your reversion” without the Charity’s knowledge.

1163 F/T 12 Typed summary of negotiations between Council, Charity & Veale.

[Various letters and drafts omitted]

1163 F/T 22 1898 Typed draft of agreement with PLAN of Veale’s house, Southtown showing conduit to be moved.

New tank 7’ long, 1’3” wide and 4’6” deep holding not lesss than 243 galls. to be provided by Council and fixed in sitting room of Veale’s house.

Deeds of Houses pulled down for building of St. Barnabas Church.

[DRO Ref] 2537A PW 11-18 Dartmouth St. Petrox

11) 10/8/1789 Indenture of lease between a. John Manley, goldsmith and b. Philip Putt the younger of Emeridge St. Fleming

Considn: 5/- and one peppercorn if demanded

Descrn: Messuage or dwelling house in Southtown lying

- on W side of street leading to St. Petrox

- lands formerly heirs of Corby on S. and N parts

- Above Town on W

heretofore lands of Barbara Elliott and in her possession, late of John Channel.

12) 11/8/1789 Indenture of lease between a. John Manley, goldsmith and b. Philip Putt the younger, miller, and c. Henry Netherton of St. Fleming, nominated by Ph. Putt the father as Trustee

Whereas by indenture of 8/6/1710 between Barbara Elliott and Eliza Chapman, in considn. of £30 paid by Eliza, Barbara sold to Eliza the property now devised for term of 1,000 years at rent of 1 peppercorn.... on mortgage of £30 + interest ......her son to discharge the £30 within 6 months of mother’s decease ............. [goes on at length]........finally Manley sells to Putt the Younger for £162....

Descrn: 1 dwellinghouse & herbgarden adjoining in Southtown - on W side of street leading to St. Saviour’s church on the E part

- lands heretofore of heirs of Corby on S. & N

- highway next above the town on W.

13) 13/5/1822 Will of Philip Putt of Brixham.

- gives to son Robert house & garden & stable in Southtown, now occupied by poor of St. Petrox receiving Parochial aid - he or heirs to sell by public auction within 6 months of death - money for Robert, to pay debts etc.

- gives to daughter Ann wife of Arthur Oldreive my house & cellar & stable, late Cruffs, situated on Crowthers Hill

- gives to daughter Harriet Couch my house in Higher St. DM. lately occupied by Hannah Elliott - with large room for daughter Harriet

- gives to son Robert my house, gristmill, field and land in Brixham.

-[ various other bequests].

DRO Ref: 2537A P/W

14) 7/4/1826 Indenture of Lease between a. Robert Putt of Brixham, Miller

and b. Ann Evans, widow, of DM.

and c. John Browne Smith of DM. gent.,

Considn: £150 Rent: 1 penny if demanded Term: 2,000 years

Ann Evans lends money on mortgage to John Browne Smith to buy property from Robert Putt.

Descrn: Same as in (12) & (13) above. AND ALSO in considn. of 5/- Putt has sold to John Browne Smith ALL that lately erected house and mill situated at Waterhead in parish of Brixham - and plot of ground, garden & pond at the south side of Waterhead

Brake containing ¼ acre AND ALSO that mill house erected near to and just above the last mentioned dwelling house and mill house .........formerly granted by John Fownes Luttrell esq. to Henry Helms by 2 indentures of 18/8/1800 and 25/3/1805 .......on lives....since deceased.

NOW all to J.B.Smith for residue of 99 years.

15) 24/11/1769 Indenture of lease between a. Edward Follett of S. Huish, yeoman and b. Wm. Maddick of Dm. mason.

Considn: 5/- Rent: 1 peppercorn Term: 1 year

Descrn:

Messuage, tenement and dwelling house at Southtown between - lands of feoffees now in possession of George Channel in N

- Higher St. in E

- lands formerly of Anstice Norton, widow, now John Manley in S

- Above Town in W.

which premises were formerly in possessiion of Richare Lomer, then Henry Tucker, then Nich. Norton, now of Saml. Adams as tenant of Ed. Follett. - with garden and courtlage.

16) 25/11/1769 - Same as above.

DRO Ref: 2537A P/W

17) 22/12/1824 Indenture between a. John Henry Seale, eldest son & heir of John Seale and b. Henry Paul Seale, eldest son of Jn.Hy. Seale

Charles Hayne Seale

Rev. Newman of Sandridge

(Trustees?) William Newman

Henry Holdsworth Esq.

Thomas Floud, gent

Robert Harris, merchant

(his son) Robert Harris

John Browne Smith.

Whereas Jn. Seale intended to give this land, but died first, his son Jn. Hy. Seale grants to the above Trustees a plot of land in Southtown ...............

- bounded on N. by lane separating same from lands of Thomas Floud

- on S. by lands in possn. of Thomas Brooking, gent,

- on E. by street leading to St. Petrox

- on W by garden belonging to Jn. Hy. Seale.

Term: 3,000 years. No considn. mentioned.

18) 14/6/1830 Deed by J.H. Seale with plan, as Lord of Manor of Southtown, in considn.of 1/- paid to Churchwardens of St. Petrox,

.......he grants plot of land (described as waste) at west end of site of their new

church, now building

extending - N - S 50 ‘

in breadth at S end 20’

in breadth at N. end 8’

Bounded: - on W by King’s highway

- on E by lands belonging to church

- on N. by lands of Mrs Fox, widow

- on S by lands of Mr. Rox, ropemaker.

for use of sd. church now building.- if church is destroyed or ceases to be used as a place of worship he will recall - his grant and the plot should revert to him or his heirs.