Catalogue description Sefton of Stoke Poges

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Details of D 2
Reference: D 2
Title: Sefton of Stoke Poges

Deeds relating to the estate of William Philip Molyneux, 2nd Eart of Sefton in Stoke Poges [Stoke Farm, later known as Sefton Park].

Date: 1584-1837



Bundles 1 - 7. Property purchased from Sir William Johnston in 1803:


1. 2 cottages, formerly (1741) one, at Morrells End, 1584-1791. (Purchased by Johnston from Stanborough, 1791).


2. Messuage and closes (10a.) at Morrells End, 1669-1803. (Purchased from William Pitt, 1792).


3. 3 messuages and gardens at Morrells End, 1700-1792. (Purchased from William Pitt, 1792).


4. Cottage at Morrells End, 1698-1793. (Purchased from John Penn, 1793).


5. Johnston mortgages, etc., referring to the above properties and to a capital messuage "lately erected", 1792-1795.


6. Conveyance from Johnston to Sefton and related items, including lease to Sefton, 1798 (with inventory), 1792-1803.


7. Deeds relating to mortgages, etc., charged on the estate, 1792-1834.


8 - 9. 5 messuages at Morrells End, including (from 1770) the Five Bells P.H., 1639-1838. (Purchased from Hunt, 1804).


10. 5a. land converted into a kitchen garden, and land (52a.) 1801. (Purchased from Lord Godolphin).


11. 3 messuages called Lashes, 1736-1834. (Purchased from Goddard, 1828).


12. Exchange with the vicar of Datchet, 1802.


13. Exchange with vicars of Datchet and Stoke Poges, 1834-1837.




Most of the collection was received with the original bundles and labels still intact. A small bundle of unlabelled wills has been redistributed (no's. 1/9, 14; 2/2, 7, 16; 8/6), but otherwise the bundles have been left as they were. The bundles were origiginally in a different sequence thus:


1 now is bundle 8


2 now is bundle 1


3 now is bundle 2


4 now is bundle 3


5 now is bundle 4


6 now is bundle 5


7 now is bundle 10


8 now is bundle 12


9 now is bundle 6


10 now is bundle 9


Bundles number 7, 11, 13 were unlabelled.


Unless otherwise stated, all the properties are in Stoke Poges.


Legal form considerations of 5/- and 10/- are omitted.


The majority of the deeds give details of occupiers and boundaries.

Held by: Buckinghamshire Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Molyneux, William Philip, 1772-1838, 2nd Earl of Sefton

Physical description: 13 series
Immediate source of acquisition:

AR -/47

  • Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
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