Court Field .
Little Furze Field
jj >? â€¢
Oats & Peas.
Great Water Leys
(irc.it Lorn; Croft
Little I/ong Croft
* Originally called " Skarletts," it was afterward* known asScarless or Scales*,
now Scaler* 1 Hill, the residence of Arthur XV. Booth, Esq., J. P. (see note, p. 100).
COBHAM AND ITS MANORS, ETC. 125
Dab's Placeâ€” M" Comport, occupier.
M r9 Comport's Landâ€” occupied by be
M rs Preble, occupier.
M r Hubble, occupier.
Pond Troffham, part of
Thistle Down, part of .
M r Holsworth's Land.
M r Hayes' Land.
M r Gunning's.
M r Holmes'.
Part of Common Field
Acres. I Roods. Per.
Fallow ab e
COBHAM AND ITS MANORS, ETC.
M " Comport, occupier ....
D" Dab's place .
DÂ° â€” . .
M rt Preble
M r Hubble
M r Holsworth
M r Haves
M r Gunnings
M r Holmes
APPENDIX No. 2.
Lady Morrys's Bill of Complaint concerning Land in IIfxhtrst.
(Court of Augmentations, Miscell. Books, vol. 165, fos. 60 â€” 04.)
Bill of Complaint of Lady Morrys, widow, late wife of Sir Christopher Morrys,
knight, deceased, Master of the Ordinance to the late King Henry VIII.
Whereas the late Prior and Convent of the suppressed Monastery of Our Lady
of Grace, next to the Tower of Loudon, demised to John Herper of Henhurst
in the parish of Cobhame in the county of Kent a certain parcel of ground
having certain wood growing thereon, lying near to Henhurst aforesaid, and
being parcel of the Manor, of Gravesend. In the indenture made between the
parties aforesaid, John Herper agreed to sous and keep the said parcel of ground
and wood with all necessary sousing, as often as necessary, at his own cost. Upon
the surrender of the said Monastery about nine years ago, all its lands and tene-
ments came into the possession of the king, Henry VIII. The said king, at the
earnest entreaty of the said Sir Christopher, then being at the point of death
from a wound received at the Siege of Bullan', by his deed bearing date the
9 ,b day of January 38 Hen. VIII. [a.d. 1547] granted to Lady Elizabeth
Morrys aforesaid the Manor of Gravesend for her life. She then kept court
at the Manor of ( rravesend, and commanded the tenants to keep their covenants
in their indentures, and to Bhew their leases or deliver copies of them to her.
This the said John Herper refused to do, and since has committed great waste
in the said parcel of ground in cropping and cutting down the wood growing
thereon, and has not kept the ground sufficiently Boused, for which reason the
spring thereof is decayed. As the complainant has no remedy for the breach of
any covenants within the said Indentures, she prays that the said John may be
commanded to appear before the Court of Augmentations, to abide by their order.
CORHAM AND ITS MANORS, ETC.
vn" vi' 1
ij* vi' 1
APPENDIX No. 3.
Copy Rental of Hoden Fee Manor.
A Rental of Hoden and Hey ton fees made the seconde day of July An.
Hoden j Imprimis of the heires of ... . Rettes of Would ham
et > for seaven acres and a half of land .
Hayton. ' Olive Young
John Huggin for foure acres .
John Peniston ....
John Somers, gent., for half an acre . . . vi' 1
"William Watton for half an acre in Hoden fee vi '
X'rofer [Christopher] and Austen Moreland sons of
Austen Moreland for thirteene acres lying betweeno
Twizdale and Humberhill and under Windegate
hedge ......... vii' vi'
The heires of Thorn. Retts for foure acres under
Isaac Lathbury for five acres and three yardes of land
More of him for one yard in Ducklands .
Nicholas Snedell for three yards of ... . Manser's land
John Penistone for one rode late .... Randall's land
Sum'a totalis . . . xxxir
iiij' 1 ob
i d ob
A Rental of Hoden and Hayton fees made the 21 s ' day of June 1649.
Hoden j . . . . Retts, widow .
et <â€¢ Olive Young, widow
Hayton. ' . . . . Huggins .
W m Watton
Cristoph'r and Austen Morland
The heires of ... . Retts .
More of him ....
iiij' 1 ob.
i d ob.
128 COBHAM AND ITS MANORS, ETC.
APPENDIX No. 4.
Lands at Frindsbcry in Hoden Fee.
Londe lying in Fryndesbury apporteynyng unto the saide Colleage in tenura
Imprimis xiiij Akers londe lythe at Branndonehyll to the londes of the
heyers of ... . Danyeli of Strod and Thomas Watton gent, a yenste the East to
the Kinges high wave uallid Gravisende way against the South to the londes of
the saide Thomas Watton and the londes of the Kinges Colleage of Itoehester
a yenst the west, and the londes of ... . Smyth ayenst the Northe.
HoYDON AT BYLTSTET.
Item vj Akers of the saide londe lyeth at Hoydon to the Kinges highwaye
ledyng to Strode ayenst the East to the londes of theyhers of Will. Thorpe
ayenste the South to the londes of Thomas Pessake and theyhers of Willm.
Thorpe weste and the londes Willm. Ilarte ayenst the North.
Item iiij Acr. and a halfe lyeth at Salmonsdene to the londes of the Manor of
Eslingham ayenste the East, the londes of Symon Cok and Thomas Grenewod
a yenst the South to the londes of Willm. Chauibr a yeust the weste and the
londes of theyrs of Willm. Bett and Willm. Warner a yenste the Northe.
Item three acr. and a halfe 3 roods lyeth at hansell hyll to the londes of the
heyers of ... . Munfe'd and Thomas Grenewod ayenst the East to the londes
of Willm. Chamber a yenst the West and South, to the londes of the manor
of Eslingham, Willm. Sidley gent, and the heyers of ... . Manfeld a yeust
the North. Ac Redd. Collegio Roffen. manerio de Frindesburi.
LoMPYTTS AP. HaYTON.
Item vj akers of the said londe lyeth at lompytts to the Kinges high way
leding from Hoo to Strode a yenst the East, to the londes callid Ohet londe
ayenst the sowthe to the comon weye callid Eslingham wave ayenst the west,
and the londes of they hers of Willm. Thorpe ayenst the North.
Item a parcell of wod conteyning by estimation iij yeardes callid little
Abrahamys and lyeth to the comon way leding from Strod to Goldhawkes South.
[Sidenote] emebat. nuper de D'no Cobham. cilvam londe.
Item in the handes and occupying of, the saide wedow to Akers of erriablu
Johes Erdley generos.
The same John hath in farnie of my lorde Cobham viij Akers of londe lying
in Frendesbury for terme of his lyfe. and lyethe unto the londes of the same
John Erdley avensl the East and South to the londes of maister John Smyth
a yeust the west and to the londes of John Langley a gainst the north and payth
for the faruie yerly unto the saide lorde viij s.
COBHAM AN D ITS M LNOH8, ETC. 1 29
A.PPEND12 No 5
i; in i vi "I M vN'iu o] < OBB ItMBl \t\ 6 < SABLBfl I
Mnnerio de Cobhamburie. Etentale Renovat' p 1 tenentes
Id â– ii p'd ad curiam' ib'in tenl decimo quarto die Julij Ahum
regni d'ni n'ri Caroli dei G-ra' Angl' Scotie ffranc el EUb'rne' Regis
fidei defensor 1 Sextimo.
Thomas Wright, Esquire, holdetb of the Lord of this Blanuo 1 oer-
leine lands lyinge in Bole Street nteyniug by estimation
I renteth yeeriy viii\
The heires ol William Jermyn, heire of John Jermyn deceased,
hold oerteine lands lying n< ere 8ole Streete of theBaid Man no'
oonteyning by estimao'on thirtie five sores and renteth per
aim' nil* i
The heires of Eenry and William Scoales bold oerteine lauds lato
Henry Jermyns and renteth p' annu 1 ij* ij' 1 .
Richard and Robert Parker, John Jetter, William Jetter, and
mas .letter for a house p'oll of the lands sometyme of
Hi nry Jermyn and renteth p' ann' ij".
James Edmonds, Jun r , holds oerteine land- Bometyme Henry Jer-
myn- oonteyning by estimao'on foure acres and renteth vij'.
Andrew Predham holdeth oerteine lands of the said Manno* lj
near Sole Streete and renteth i".
John, William, and Thomas Jetter for oerteine landes \v : they hold
of the said Manno' lying mare Sole Streete conteyninge by
est acres and renteth p J ann' iij' vii j '
quatuor gallinas el auartam partem 1 1
Thomas ffletcher holdeth oertaine land- of the said Manno 1
teyning by estimao'on thirtie acres called Copthall and renteth iij" el
! Widdowe, holdeth an house, orchai leine
in Cobham Streete of the said Manno' and rent* ij 1 .
Richard Tanbridge holdeth a parcel of land called Kirbyes of the
said Manno* sometymes parte of the land "i Berieant Barham
and renteth p 1 ann' xij '.
Elisabeth Hardinge holdeth oerteine lands lying in Gouldstreete
ami oonteyninge by eatimao'on eighl acres and renteth i' iiij' 1 .
Elisabeth Girdler holdetb oerteine land- of the Baid Manno' some-
tymes Richard Girdlers lying at Gouldstreete and renteth if \ '.
linge holdeth a oerteine mi cell of the lands
oi Richard Girdlers and renteth iij - .
Holier' 8 Bprewer] holdeth five p'oells of landes lying
'â– ! nteyninge by estimao'on twentie aoi
Jam.- 1 sen., holdeth a oerteyne tenem 1 and cert<
Lyinge in S 8 te late Curdoxe land xiiij 1 .
VOL. \W II. K
130 COBHAM AND ITS MANORS, ETC.
Richard Hayes holdeth certeine lands of the said Manno r some-
tyme p'cell of Shells land ij* iiij d .
William Hayes holdeth a certeine Croft called Pigeons and renteth viij d .
Richard Tunbridge holdeth certeine lands of t hi* said Manno' late
the lands of one WiUmore and renteth p 1 an'm viij d .
The heires of Roberi Hardinge holdeth certeine lands of the said
Manno* called Aldhena and renteth p' an'm xvi d et
"William Ruffe holdeth certeine lands of the said Manno' and
renteth ]>' an'm x d et
Roberi Hayes, Jan., holdeth a messuage and certeine lands lying at
Roundstreete and renteth i>' annu' ij*.
Thomas Rutland holdeth a tenement and certeine land lyinge in
Sole Streete and renteth p' ann' ij d 93.
Cr'ofer Borey [? Bowey] holdeth a small tenem' and certeine land
and renteth ij d ob. 93-
William lirice holdeth a ten' and Orchard and renteth i d ob.
Thomas Lord, gent., holdeth a ten* and Orchard in Cohham Streete i' 1 ob. 93.
John Middleton holdeth a messuage lying in Solestreete and
renteth p 1 ann' v d .
The heires of Thomas Wombell, gent., hold a ten 1 and certeine
lands lying in Roundstrete vij d .
SomY xxxix' xi 1 , U}, eight hennes, one cock and one quarter of one cock.
APPENDIX No. G.
List of Freeholders of Cobitambury temf. Q. Elizabeth and James I.
Geo. Smedley 2 parcells called Aldens cont. 8 acres. lGd.
Jo. Heys t. parcell terr. voc. Willmans p'quisit de Geo. Smedley. 8d.
Ilenr. Edmonds t. an. mess. cont. 1 acr. 3 }'erd un. alia parcell voc. Lem-
marks cont. 3 virgal terr. parcel] voc Newes llawe cont. 1 acr. un. parcell voc.
Estcroft cont. 3 acr. di. 1 id.
Rados Skoles t. p'cell terr. voc. Porters cont. 1 acr. and 3 virgat. terr. Et
un. mess in Gold streel cont. di. acr. -id. 3 als acr. adjacen d'eo mess. 4d.
R. Parker ]>'- d'ei mess, in Golden street cont. 1 yerd. p'cell terr. voc. Brookes.
p. Henley street al. p'cell voc. Dedames lying about Bweetes Crosse, xxd.
Id'm in jur. uxor .Margaret uxor t. p't tent, vocat Trottesham cont. 1 acr. 2d.
Ilenr. Jetter t 8 tenem'tsand terr. voc. Great Aliens Little Aliens and Oke-
feild p' estim. 17 acr. 3s. 2d, 4 hens and a q'r of a cock, one orchard cont.
Id'm one teiem't called Trottes and 3 acr. Gd.
COBHAM AND its MANOBS, BTO. 13]
John Heath p't of a tenement oonl di act Bd
Jerman Gyles a tenement and i acres ol land and b parcel] called I
conl l day woi I.
Ho Heys l tenement in Hound street conl i aor. Bd
< Â»M parcel! "I land al Lam End
< me parcel] in B at. 1- aor
2 acr di called Easel more
Eeur Clinok I tenement cont di acr and l yerd
9 ison Womble 1 tenement oonl S acr. l aor. di. in a feild called Lam I
1 aor ill in a feild called Beddens, and :i parcel] of land in Bound street oont.
2 dat work L2 [tie].
Jo, Heys one Croft called Fegions ( I aor Bd
Bo. Sprever 2 paroells called Piatt Croftea oent. L(
Banettes oonl 7 ton - 3s
[d'm B>o. 8prever an other parcel] called Lane feild oont 2 aor. di. another
parcel] called Soyvens oont. 2 acres, l Ld, ob.
Tho. Rutland one part of a tenement ami l acre and 1 yerd. 2d. ob, <\
Win. Rutland thother part of the Baid tenement oont l yerd and .") day work
and :* yerd of land in the feild called Lemock. 2d. ob. q.
Ann Harris vid. SaoresoaUed Dewnams. LOd. 2 hens.
Nicholas, 2 acres di. in Sole <tret.
CeoilMSS. (Legal 224 B)
APPENDIX No. 7.
1 1 ] N T \ T. OP COBHAHBTJBY OS THE 1 ; KVST OP St BilCHASI 89 HbHBI \'I
(British Museum! Had. Boll, C 19.)
Thomas Wreght holds land in ... . hamme bounded by the land of Cobbam
College, of 8imon Compton and the Common 8treet. He holds land in B
unded by the land of William Sprever, he holds land in Estfeld I
by tl Chipp and Henry Btaoe. sum 6 .
â€¢;r of Walter < fripp holds land bounded by the land of the bi rof B .
Wakkeleyn and William Swanne ; and he holds in Hagdali bounded by t he land
ol Boger Chipp and of Walter Chipp, and William Swann ; he holds land in
Estfeld formerly belonging to II Stace v
William Peion, seu., holds land calle i Tempters bounded bj the land â€¢ I
ham College, and the common street leading from G to Cobbam*
nd the path \temita from Prostenstret to Hendelestret ; liÂ«' holds lands
in le Broke bounded by the land ol Cobbam College and of William
132 COBHAM AND ITS MANORS, ETC
and other lands in le Broke bounded by the lands of Cobhani College, 'William
Mason and of William Peion of Luddesdon, and land bounded by that of John
Yeresley and Robert Holte.
Sum 12 acres 3 roods. Sum 2s. ljd. and he owes 7 d .
John Robyn holds land in lanehend bounded by the lands of Thomas Rugge
and John Bobbys; other lands in Redyn bounded by that of Roger Rowe and
John Bobbys ; and lauds in Beneheigh bounded by the land of John Robyn,
and the highway, and land in Nothirgardyn. Sum xij d.
In an entry, partially obliterated, occurs a field " Lullisdoune " as a boundary,
and the names Roger Chipp, Henry Stace, John Northall ; lands in Replynnes
between the Common Street and the land of Richard Gerniyn and John
Marchall ; land in Brownscrett bounded by the land of John Marchall and
William Swan, and the way which leads from Cobham to Nusted ; and land in
Hegdale bounded by the land of Walter Chipp, John Marchall and Roger
Walkeley ; and land in Okefeld bounded by the land of John Chipp, W. Chipp,
William Swanu, Roger Chipp, and John Marchall.
Sum 13 acres 1 rood ; Sum 2s. 2d.
John Joskyn holds land in Wylmyns between the lands of William Sprever
jun. and senior, Bermondsey priory, the Bishop of Rochester called Cherchefeld,
he holds land at Toltyngtrow^h. Sum 7 acres. Sum 14 d .
Sir John Ilotte holds lands in Cobhambury 3 acres and a rood at a rental of
6 d per annum.
APPENDIX No. 8.
Account of the neat values of the seveball Estates as agbeed to
BY ALL THE CoifBS 12th OCTOBEB 1719.
The Mannor of Cobham and the Quitrents. (Valued at Â£135. The values of
the other properly are not here given.)
A Tenem' and Smith fforge and piece of Laud in Cobham Street in the
Occupation of Edward Lambart.
The Mansion House called Cobham Hall and the Lands of Coppise Woods
within the Beer Parke not yet valued.
The Breadth of Woodland w"dut the Inner Parke Pale between that Pale and
the Road in length from Brewers Gate to half- Penny* Lane w ch is the farther
Corner of the Paddock w"in the Mannor of Cobham. Thi< i< taken to be part
* Mow called " Ha'pence Lane."
C01H I AM AM) CT8 MANORS, ETC. 133
of the wa.-t of the Afannor "i Cobham and i- inoluded in the value thereof
timber thereon u inoluded in the aooounl ol timber in the Parka
Platte [farms in ihc occupation of John Franoklyn.
( lOBB \m a.n 1/ Si KOOD.
Knight's Place ffarm in the occupation of < â– rs
The Shaw upon the Waal whioh layee between the Parke pale and the ll
Ijoyning to Knights Place forms.
Cobham Cuztob \ni> Luddesdou n
A ilm I severall pieces of Land called the Warren and Warren Land
iwitli out Baokinden Hill) in the occupation of John Walter.
( !0BB \M
Coale Wood in the Outer Parks and the Timber and Growth of Und< I
Cobham and Si k<>od.
Boghurste Springs and Broad Oak Wood in the outer Parke and _v Timber
and Growth of Undervi 1 thereon.
Foxhole io the Outer Parke and the Timber and growth of Undent 1
Shaws in the WidÂ° ffennere Ground and the Timb i rth of Under
Ashen Bank Noroott and Middle Wood and the Timber and Growth of
Cobham v.m> Lxtddbsdowk.
Ellisome Botton i id wood with the Timber thereon (the Growth of
- rood is of no value).
Cobham Hun Wood and Little Cobham Berry W 1 laid into i I
the Timber and Growth of Underwood then
APPENDIX No. !Â».
Taxation oi mi: PABISH 01 COBHAM fok one whole nin
11 IIknky VI. [1485-6], taken by John Hale and William
From the lordship of Cobham . xxxiij'virj 4
from the lordship of Horherst (P) . . . ix*
from the Master ol the College for the tene-
ment of Viaundei vij*
COBHAM AND ITS -MANORS, ETC.
from the same for Northcourte Manor
from "William Peion
from Richard Gyrdeler
from Walter Pr -
from John Marshall
from John Germyu
from John Marshall, jun.
from the heirs of John Porter
from John Chippe, sen.
from Roger Chippe
from Henry Walkelen
from John Chippe, jun
from John Ingold
from Robert Reynold
from John Robom (?)
from John Dobbes
from the tenement of Roger Walkelen
from the tenement of ... . Brome
from Agnes Vsekyn
from Robert Stace
from Laurence Trespyu
from Laurence Wodde
from Reginald Stace
from John Stace .
from Thomas Hotte
from Robert Golly
from John Hale .
from Nicholas Wright
from John Waryn
from Robert Sprever
from William Sprever
from Henry Smyth
from Thomas Smyth
from John Andre Ave
from John Yeresley
from Richard Tunuoke
from Henry Wilkyns
from Thomas ferrauntz
from Thomas Walker
from .Jiilin Morys .
from Thomas Morys
from Thorn! - l-
l'rom Williiun Kynge
from Henry Brydde
from John Wright
from William Sleper
from Peter levey .
from John AVikham
iij- iiij' 1
COBHAH AM) ns MANORS, ETC.
from Roberto Holto
from Thomas ( orieer
from Etoberl Andrewe
from H 1 1 ir \ II. \ word .
from Richard VFakefeld
ire. m John Rowgb
from Robert Barbrooke
from \\'ilii;uii Boobier .
from William Prion
from Geoffrey Absolon ,
from Julia < rower
( 130 )
LETTERS OF EDWARD HASTED TO
Me. E. Cooke of Detling, to whom we were indebted for the
transcript of the Hasted Autobiographical Memoirs printed
in our last Volume, has kindly sent copies of the following
letters addressed by our Kentish historian to his friend
Thomas Astle. Astle, who had a considerable reputation in
his day as a paleographer and antiquary, was engaged on the
Catalogue of the Harleian MSS. in the BritishMuseum library,
and was also â€” with Sir Joseph Ayloffe and Dr. Ducarel â€”
employed by the Government to draw up a report on the
public records at Westminster and Whitehall. Hence he
was particularly well placed for rendering assistance to the
industrious friend who was so busily employed in gathering
materials for his County history. Hasted was evidently
fully alive to the value of Astle's friendship, and his advances
seem to have been met with considerable generosity, though
judging from the single extant letter in reply from his pen,
Astle's correspondence was not marked by the same effusive-
ness. When the first volume of the History of Kent appeared
in 1778 with its dedication to King George III. Hasted had
hones that " something would come of it," and was not
a little disappointed when, after the ponderous volume was
salVly depositee] jn the Royal library, no further notice was
taken of its author, and the vision of a knighthood, on
which Astle had apparently rallied his friend, melted away.
When the third volume was ready, in 1791, Hasted's affairs
were already on the down grade, and to Astle was entrusted
the disagreeable tasfc of informing the Royal Librarian that
LETTERS OP EDWARD HASTED. 137
if delivered the volume must be paid for. In the later
letters Hasted adopts a far less familiar style, the " Dear
Sir" or "Dear Astle" gives place to the mure formal " Dear
Sir"; nevertheless, there is abundant evidence to shew that
Astle, even in the days of his complete downfall, was Hasted's
very good friend, and it was to him that he turned for
assistance when his misfortunes had brought him to the
King's Bench prison (No. 31). Astle succeeded Sir John
Shelley as keeper of the public records in the Tower in
1784, and died in 1803 (four years before Hasted removed to
Corsham), bequeathing his extensive collections to the Mar-
quis of Buckingham. In 1849 they were sold to Earl Ash-
burnham. The following letters were purchased by Mr. Cooke
from a London bookseller in 1902, and doubtless came from
the Ashburnham sale. From their pagination Mr. Cooke is
of opinion that the letters once formed part of a bound book,
and expresses the hope that their publication may lead to
the recovery of the remainder of the volume.
A few notes have been added by the Editor.
Roman Camp at Eeppington, Co. Kent .
1 have often wished much to write to you, bu1 since my
being in East Kent, 1 have kept BO close to MSS. and Antiquities,
that it has not been in my Power to furnish materials for one. Hut
I have broke from them for a little while, and last week spent my
time most agreably with Bryan Posset,* when most of our Time-.
Indeed all that we could spare from the Ladies, was spent In his
study, or in sallying out to mid Roman Camps, Tumuli, etc. This
we properly Dressed for, and had you sren us. you would certainly
* The Rev. Bryan Faussett of [Ieppin^ton near Canterbury, horn 17l'o. was
an antiquary oi Buch high repute in his day thai he was called by his contem-
poraries "the British Montfaucon." The late Mr. C. Roach Smith, in 16
edited W Mr. Joseph Mayor, Paussett'a Journals relating to field work in I si
Kent, under the title of Tnvt ntorium Sepulchrale, which contain-; a few references
to Basted, but does aot mention the work al the " Roman Camp" referred i<> in
the above letter. It- Bite was probably thai of the well-known earth-work in
138 LETTEUS OF EDWAKD HASTED
have taken us for Robinson Crusoe and his man Friday. "We found
a fine Roman Camp, about 2 miles from him [sic], Heppington
in Kent, containing 8 acres and a Double Vallum, and The Praetorium
Way very Entire, 3 or four feet above the Ground, but quite Covered
with Bushes and Brambles, and he is very soon to have it very clean
and nice. Without the outermost Vallum is a plain intrenchru 1
of the Britains, and this we conjecture to have been the place where