Catalogue description The John Marsh Collection of Title Deeds relating to the Hoare family estates in Wavendon and Aspley Guise, Beds

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Details of D168
Reference: D168
Title: The John Marsh Collection of Title Deeds relating to the Hoare family estates in Wavendon and Aspley Guise, Beds

This collection of deeds relates to the Hoare family estate in Wavendon. Most are connected with the estate purchased by Henry Hugh Hoare from Lord Charles Fitzroy, 2nd son of the Duke of Grafton in 1797 (D168/5) which had passed successively through the Farr, Selby, and Shuttleworth families. Other purchases made by Henry Hugh Hoare are also to be found here, notably an estate of the Gregory family (D168/37/2) bought in 1808. Inevitably there are some deeds, catalogued last, relating to properties which became part of the estate, but the dates of acquisition of which are uncertain


Note on provenance: These deeds formed part of a large accumulation purchased by the donor from a Dulwich junk dealer and were believed to have derived from the offices of a London solicitor. It seems possible that they strayed from Messrs. Tweedie, solicitors, of Lincolns Inn Fields whose deposit of other Wavendon deeds of the Hoare family 1616-1826, (BRO ref. D118) overlaps noticeably with the documents catalogued here. Later Hoare deeds from the same source are catalogued as D/X 589/2


A summary chronological list of the deeds was made in the 1960s by Heritage Documents, and they were received in bundles arranged mainly in that order


D168/1-6 Whole estate


Purchases etc. by the Farr Family


D168/7 Messuage, 3 closes, 1 pightle (occup. Robert Greene)


D168/8 Various pieces in common fields (occp. Thomas Dennett)


D168/9 The Grange and lands in the common fields


D168/10 Cottage called Nixons


D168/11 Various pieces in the common fields


D168/12 Messuage, 2 cottages and 116a


D168/13 20a. on Wood Leys


D168/14 Normans Spinney


D168/15 Messuage, cottage and malthouse in Green End and c.123a


Purchases etc. by the Selby Family


D168/16 Messuage and 22a. in Nth. & Lt. Crawley, Wavendon and Hardmead


D168/17 Close called Liveings Leyes, c.2½a


D168/18 1r. in Woodfield


D168/19 2a. meadow in Throughlongs


D168/20 Third part of the Earl of Devonshire's manor, Wavendon, and various pieces in the open fields


D168/21 Messuage and 2a. at Green End


D168/22 Messuage (occup. John Collins) and various pieces in the open fields


D168/23 Cottage called Gostlies and ½a


D168/24 Bacon Selions, c.10a


D168/25 The Slipe, c.½a


D168/26 Cottage in Wavendon (occup. Charles Aldwinckle)


D168/27 15p. 110ft. of pasture


D168/28 Messuage, cottage, and various pieces in the open fields of Wavendon


D168/29 2 Messuages in Wavendon [one in Green End] and 1½a


D168/30 3 cottages and pieces of land in Wavendon


Purchases etc. by Robert Shuttleworth


D168/31 2 messuages at Cross End


D168/32 c.2a. in Wavendon


D168/33 99a. 2r. in Lowfield and a close called Joiners piece


D168/34 Farmhouse and c.180a


Purchases etc. by Henry Hugh Hoare


D168/35 Wood called Highwood, Heywood, c.31a. and Wood Leys 4a.3r.9p


D168/36 Glovers pightle and other closes in Wavendon


D168/37 Gregory estate in Wavendon (and Aspley Guise)


D168/38 Blacksmith's shop and land in Cross End


D168/39 Moiety of woodland and pasture etc. in Wavendon


Leases by Hoare Family


D168/40 Farmhouse and 87a. 3r. 15p


D168/41 Cross End Farm


D168/42 Home Farm


D168/43 Fenn Farm


D168/44 Eagle House Farm


D168/45 "The Leather Bottle" Inn


D168/46 Church End Farm


D168/47 Deeth Farm


D168/48 Wainclose Leys c.12a. 3r. 33p


Other Deeds


D168/49 Doggett farmhouse


D168/50 13½a. in Wavendon


D168/51 Messuage in East End and 22a. in Wavendon and Aspley Guise


D168/52 Various pieces in the common fields of Wavendon


D168/53 Messuage in East End and c.10p


D168/54 Cottage at Green End


D168/55 Messuage and c.10p


D168/56 Receipts for legacies under will of Mary Page

Date: 1623-1886
Held by: Buckinghamshire Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Marsh, John, CBE, DSc, CMIM

Physical description: 7 series
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