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Under the General Editorship of 

M.A., F.S.A. 



Originally the Dugdale Society set out to publish one volume 
of Warwickshire records each year, but even before the war 
circumstances were making it impossible literally to adhere to 
this plan. Volumes did not appear at an even rate, and they 
varied considerably in size. The war years resulted in an in- 
terruption of publishing activities and, due to a number of 
unavoidable difficulties since, the issue of volumes by the 
Society has fallen into arrears. 

The Council of the Society has decided that for financial and 
other reasons it will not be possible in future to guarantee the 
issue of a volume each year and that the former practice of 
relating publications to particular subscription years should be 
discontinued. It is the intention of the Society to issue publica- 
tions as frequently as resources and other considerations permit, 
and all subscribing members will receive copies of publications 
as soon as they become available. 

Work is actively in hand on several interesting and important 
volumes of records. Coventry Constables' Presentments^ i62g— 
1742 is in the press; the text of a second volume of Ecclesiastical 
Terriers has already been transcribed; volumes comprising 
Ministers' Accounts of ecclesiastical estates. Chancery pro- 
ceedings, and a further instalment of the records of King 
Edward's School, Birmingham, are in varying stages of pre- 
paration; Dr. R. H. Hilton has now assumed responsibility 
for the edition of the Stoneleigh Leger Book. 

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Facsimile of Portion of Terrier for Brailes (17 14) 



Parishes A to Li 


D. M. BARRATT, D.Phil. (Oxon.) 




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Preface by the General Editor 




Notes on the Text 

. lix 

Text of Terriers . 


Indexes: Persons and Places 

. 156 

Subjects . 

. 184 

Officers, Rules, List of Members and Publications of the 

Dugdale Society . . following Indexes 


I. Facsimile of Portion of Terrier for 

Brail es (17 1 4) . . . facing title 

II. Map of the Parish of Kinwarton (1752) facing -p. 133 


The publication of this, the first of two volumes comprising 
Ecclesiastical Terriers of Warwickshire Parishes, has been 
delayed a considerable time owing to the long illness of the 
editor. Miss D. M. Barratt. For the same reason Miss Barratt 
has not been able to read the final proofs, nor to include a 
number of acknowledgements she had in mind. The General 
Editor accordingly presents apologies on her behalf for these 
omissions and for the inevitable delay and asks all those who 
have assisted Miss Barratt in the various stages of her work to 
accept her warmest thanks. The Dugdale Society is grateful for 
permission to publish these terriers and the illustrations which 
accompany them and is appreciative of the help given by those 
responsible for their custody. 

Owing to the length of the text of the documents in question, 
it has been decided to publish in two instalments. The present 
volume contains the text of the terriers relating to Parishes A 
to Li, prefaced by the editor's introduction applicable to the 
whole collection of terriers. The second volume, containing the 
text of the terriers of the remaining Parishes, will be prefaced 
only by a short explanatory note but will also include a glossary 

of terms. 

I am indebted to Mr. J. H. Ellis for helping in many ways 
and for compiling the indexes with the assistance of Miss E. K. 





Ecclesiastical terriers have been called the parish clergy's 
title deeds. They are descriptions of the endowments of bene- 
fices, drawn up by the parish clergy and churchwardens, and 
other 'substantial' and 'ancient' parishioners, in accordance 
with instructions given by the bishop or archdeacon on the 
occasion of a visitation, and deposited in the diocesan or archi 
diaconal registry. Most rectories and vicarages were endowed 
with a house for the incumbent, glebeland, tithes, and offerings. 
A written description of these properties attested by those of 
the parish whose evidence carried most weight served (as is said 
in Canon 87 of 1604) 'for a perpetual memory thereof, and was 
designed to prevent encroachments on the property and disputes 
about the incumbent's dues. Such was the original purpose of 
the terrier, but these documents now have a very considerable 
interest not foreseen by their compilers, for they throw light on 
the history of the state of the Church, and of agriculture, on the 
development of minor place-names, and on local topography. 

Warwickshire is not an ecclesiastical unit, and the terriers 
printed here relate only to the some seventy parishes in the 
south-east of the county which up to 1 9 1 8 formed the rural 
deaneries of Warwick and Kineton (or Kington) in the diocese 
of Worcester.^ Stretton-on-Fosse, the one Warwickshire parish 
of Blockley deanery, is also included, and Ipsley, in Warwick 
deanery, is included although it was transferred to Worcester- 
shire in 1 93 1. The terriers for parishes A to Li are printed 
here; the remainder will form a second volume. 

These documents were originally housed in the Worcester 
Diocesan Registry. Most of them were transferred from 
Worcester to Coventry soon after the latter diocese was formed 
in 19 1 8. In 1944 the Coventry Diocesan Registrar deposited 

^ Terriers for the rest of Warwickshire, which was in the ancient diocese of 
Coventry and Lichfield, were originally deposited in the Diocesan Registry at 
Lichfield. Of these, those for parishes now in Birmingham diocese have been 
transferred from Lichfield to the Birmingham Diocesan Registry, and those for 
the remaining parishes were transferred to the Warwick County Record Office in 
1945 (D.R.O. 72A). They are a much larger collection than those printed here, 
and quite equal to them in interest and value. 


them in the Warwick County Record Office, where they are 
referenced D.R.O. 72 and 72B.1 A few, as is indicated by their 
reference numbers given below, were overlooked or deliberately 
omitted in the transfer, and are still in the Worcester Diocesan 
Registry.2 Similar terriers for most of Worcestershire remain 
unprinted in the registry. 

The Warwickshire part of this diocesan collection consists of 
56 documents of 1585, 41 terriers of 1616/ 17, 10 of 1635, 47 
of 1 7 14, 2 of 1745, I each of 1607, 1608, 16 19, 1626, 1638/9, 
1666/7, 1674/5, ^7^5y ^"d 1753) ^^^ 5 which can only be 
approximately dated as belonging to the early seventeenth cen- 
tury.3 A few of the later terriers are revised copies of earlier ones. 
These copies have not been transcribed in full but have been 
collated with the earlier versions, and any significant differences 
noted in footnotes. ^ In 1585 the clergy of the diocese were 
directed to draw up a terrier in the last of six visitation articles 
of inquiry. This terrier was often written on the same piece of 
parchment as the answers to the other articles, and these answers 
(which are of considerable interest from other points of view) 
have therefore been printed here as well as the terriers, and are 
included in the above figures. The subject matter of the other 
answers has little connexion with terriers, and an account of 
them will preface the second volume of the text. This introduc- 
tion is concerned with the terriers only. The second volume will 
include a glossary of agricultural terms. 

At no date when a terrier was asked for did every parish 
compile one. Nevertheless, all the ancient parishes within this 
area are represented in the collection by at least one document 
except Billesley, Ettington,5 Idlicote, Kineton, and Wroxall. 

Almost all the terriers are on parchment; the answers to 

' Those referenced D.R.O. 72B were only recently (1952) found by the 
County Archivist in the Coventry Diocesan Registry where they were at first over- 
looked in the final transfer to Warwick. I am very much indebted to Mr. Anthony 
Wood for tracing these. 

^ Ipsley would obviously be retained at Worcester as it has always remained in 
that diocese; Lapworth and Tanworth were presumably retained because these 
parishes were transferred to Birmingham not Coventry diocese; others, such as 
Brailes (17 14), Kinwarton (1585), and Lighthorne were presumably merely over- 

3 The five undated terriers are those of Beaudesert, Norton Lindsey, Preston 
Bagot, Salford Priors, and Tysoe. Other undated terriers have been counted under 
the dates suggested for them in footnotes. 

** Minor variations of spellings of names, such as between Smyth and Smith(e) 
or Sowthe felde and South Field, have not been noted. 

5 Cf. p. xix below. 


articles of 1585 are always written on paper when they are on 
a sheet separate from the terrier. The majority of terriers are 
single membranes, varying enormously in size from that of 
Wasperton of 1585, which measures 2S2 by 15 inches, to the 
early seventeenth-century Studley terrier, a slip of parchment 
only 9 by 1 1 inches, A few are rolls of which the longest is that 
of Whichford of 1585, 76 inches long and 6 inches wide. The 
Barford terrier of 17 14 consists of three membranes, 15I by 
7 inches, stitched together at the top. That of Wolverton of 
1714 is seven membranes measuring 13^ by 4 inches similarly 
stitched. Some of the terriers are an odd shape because corners 
of blank parchment have at some time been cut away,i pre- 
sumably for use as tags in the registry office. 

In general the condition of the documents is good, and they 
seem always to have been kept dry. One terrier has been eaten 
by mice,2 and several (of which the most badly damaged is that 
of Whatcote of 1585) have become brittle with age, causing 
edges to tear and occasionally to break off. 

In a few the ink has faded, the worst examples being the 
Hampton Lucy terrier of 1 6 1 7 and that of Cherington of 1 5 8 5 ; 
all but a few words can, however, be read clearly under ultra- 
violet ray. 

The documents of 1585, 161 7, and 1635 have holes for 
filing and were perhaps originally arranged by years. They 
were re-arranged by parishes, numbered, and listed by Canon 
J. Davenport, who did a great deal of work on the Worcester 
diocesan records early in this century. Canon Davenport num- 
bered the documents in blue crayon. Most of them were also 
endorsed in the eighteenth century in brown ink with the name 
of the parish and a number, and some are also endorsed in a 
nineteenth-century hand in black ink sometimes again with the 
name of the parish, and sometimes with the date of the terrier. 
These markings have been omitted in this edition, but all other 
forms of endorsement have been transcribed. 

The collection is not quite intact. Canon Davenport's list, 
which was compiled before any terriers were transferred from 
Worcester, enumerated in addition to those printed here 
answers to articles of 1585 for Billesley and Combroke which 
cannot now be found. The terrier of Whitchurch of 17 14 
quotes one for that parish of 1 635 ; if a copy of this was ever in 
the registry it had been lost before Canon Davenport compiled 

^ e.g. p. 100, n. 2, below. 
2 p, 36, n. I, below. 


his list, as it does not appear there and cannot now be traced. 
The incomplete Cherington terrier of 1585 has suffered a 
curious accident described below. ^ 



i. The collection of terriers under Elizabeth and the Stuarts 

The dates at which, and the frequency with which, ecclesias- 
tical terriers were collected varied from diocese to diocese. In 
Worcester they practically ceased to be compiled after 17 14 
until very recentlv; in other dioceses Elizabethan and Stuart 
terriers are of greater interest and value than those of later cen- 
turies which are frequently copies of earlier ones. It will, there- 
fore, be convenient to give an account of the history of the 
terrier up to 17 14, before describing the occasions on which 
the documents printed here were collected. 

There is little material in print for such an account. The only 
series of terriers which have been published in full are those for 
Carlisle diocese of 1 704,2 although numerous terriers for indi- 
vidual parishes have been printed in local studies, including 
some of those for the Warwickshire parishes of Lapworth, 
Rowington, Spernall, and Tanworth reprinted here. H. L. 
Gray made considerable use of Oxfordshire terriers in his study 
of English field systems in 1 9 1 5, but otherwise these documents 
do not appear to have attracted the attention of economic his- 
torians until very recently. Mr. M. W. Beresford has now 
demonstrated their great value as a source of agricultural history 
in studies based on several collections. ^ 

I have not been able to examine personally the collections of 

I p. 77. n- I- 

- 'Miscellany accounts of the diocese of Carlisle', ed. R. S. Ferguson, Cumber- 
land and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Soc., 1877; there are some 
abstracts of Suffolk terriers in 'Records of the Sudbury archdeaconry, terriers and 
surveys', ed. V. B. Redstone, Suffolk Institute of Archaeology, xi, pt. 3, 1903. A 
Reading University' M.A. thesis, Olga Beaumont, Lincolnshire Glebe Terriers, 
includes transcripts of the terriers of two Lincolnshire deaneries. I am indebted to 
Miss Beaumont for allowing me to read this thesis. 

3 Studies in Leicestershire Agrarian History, ed. W. G. Hoskins, 1949, pp. 77— 
125 (Leics. Arch. Soc); 'Glebe terriers and open field Yorkshire', Torks. Arch. 
Journal, xxxvii, 1950, pp. 325-68; 'Glebe terriers and open-field Buckingham- 
shire', Records of Bucks., xv, pt. 5, 195 1-2, pp. 283-98. 


terriers of more than a few other areas, and have only studied 
in detail those for Oxford diocese and for the Warwickshire 
part of the ancient diocese of Lichfield. For other areas the 
following account is based mainly on the report of the Survey 
of Ecclesiastical Archives recently carried out for the Pilgrim 
Trust,! supplemented in a few instances by information kindly 
supplied by custodians of diocesan records. 

Individual incumbents may well have drawn up accounts of 
the profits of their livings at earlier dates on their own initia- 
tive,2 but the first attempts to make all the clergy deposit 
terriers in the bishops' registries date from the second half of 
Elizabeth's reign. 3 This was a period of great development 
in the arts of surveying and map-making, and a time when more 
precise written records of the boundaries and customary dues of 
secular properties were often being produced. Moreover, at this 
date many churchmen seem to have become more conscious of 
the need to prevent further alienation of and encroachment upon 
ecclesiastical endowments following the dispersal of monastic 
and chantry property. By an act of 1 57 H the parish clergy were 
forbidden to lease their glebe and tithe for more than twenty- 
one years or three lives, and Elizabethan visitation articles 
sometimes inquire whether any glebe has been lost.s 

It is thus not surprising that the first injunction about terriers 
is a canon of 1571. This directed the bishops to take care that 
terriers of the lands of rectories and vicarages were deposited 
among their archives.^ The earliest known terriers produced in 
accordance with this canon are those of 1575 for the diocese of 

" The report is in typescript only, but copies are deposited in the British 
Museum, the Bodleian Library, Cambridge University Library, and elsewhere. 
This report is the authority for all the following statements about the dates of 
terriers of other areas when no other reference is given. 

2 Mr. W. E. Tate, The Parish Chest, 1 946, p. 1 2 5, refers to a terrier for Ford- 
wich (Kent) of i 501, but this may be a terrier of the properties of the church, not 
of the benefice. 

3 The Bishop of Salisbury's visitation article of 1550 concerning tithe cus- 
tomaries mentioned below (p. xix) is interesting in this connexion but is not a 
direct precedent for the earliest terriers, which are largely concerned with glebe. 
Moreover, it is not certain that these customaries were to be sent to the registry; 
there are none there now. '^13 Ehz., cap. 10. 

5 e.g. W. P. M. Kennedy, Elizabethan Episcopal Administration, iii, 1924, 
p. 164 (Alcuin Club Collections XXVII). 

6 Edward Cardwell, Synodalia, i, 1842, p. 130. Episcopus curabit ut justum 
inventarium, quodque vocant terrarium, omnium agrorum, pratorum, hortorum, 
pomariorum, quae ad rectoriam ahquam, aut vicariam pertinent, ex proborum 
hominum inspectione sumatur, et in archia sua referatur, ad rei memoriam 


Rochester,^ of 1 576 for the archdeaconry of Sudbury (Suffolk), 
of 1577 for the diocese of Lincoln, of 1 58 5 for Worcester, and 
of 1 60 1 for Oxford. 

The instruction to the Bishops was repeated and somewhat 
enlarged in Canon 87 of 1604:^ 

We ordain that the archbishop and all bishops within their several 
dioceses shall procure (as much as in them lieth) that a true note and 
terrier of all the glebes, lands, meadows, gardens, orchards, houses, stocks, 
implements, tenements and portions of tithes lying out of their parishes 
(which belong to any parsonage or vicarage or rural prebend) be taken 
by the view of honest men in every parish, by the appointment of the 
bishop, whereof the minister to be one, and be laid up in the bishop's 
registry, there to be for a perpetual memory thereof. 

Most dioceses have some terriers, in some cases their earliest, 
for the period 1603 to 1640. Salisbury diocese appears to have 
none earlier than 1608, Lichfield than 1612, York than 16 13, 
Ely than 1 6 1 5, Winchester than 1 6 1 6. Archbishop Laud, who 
was much concerned to protect and increase the revenues of the 
parish clergy, must have tried especially hard to ensure that a 
terrier for every parish was preserved in the registries. Every 
diocese of the southern province for which information is avail- 
able has some dating from 1634 to 1637, the years of his 
famous metropolitical visitation. 

After the Restoration practices in different dioceses seem 
to vary more than in the earlier period. In some areas like 
Worcester diocese much less attention was given to the subject 
until the reign of Anne. In Lincoln diocese there is no large 
series for the second half of the seventeenth century, although a 
number of terriers have survived for each of various years in 
that period. On the other hand, many of the terriers of Salisbury 
diocese are said to belong to the years 1671 and 1677,2 and for 
Oxford diocese there is a series for 1685—6 (when Bishop John 
Fell held an especially thorough visitation) which is much nearer 
complete than the earlier and later series for that diocese. ^ In 

' A bundle of terriers of 1575 is listed in a calendar of documents in the 
Rochester Diocesan Registr}', but they cannot at present be traced there. I am 
indebted to Mr. H. N. Grimwade, the Diocesan Registrar, for this information. 

^ Cardwell, rp. cit., p. 296. 

3 C. W. Holgate, 'Wiltshire parochial terriers', Salisbury Diocesan Gazette, 
August 1899, p. 169. 1683 is presumably a misprint for 1783. 

^ The Oxford diocesan terriers are deposited in the Bodleian Library. Most of 
them although given in at episcopal visitations came to the Library among the 
archdeaconry records (Summ. Cat. nos. 26021-4). The remainder are MSS. 
Oxf. dioc. papers c. 448-9. 


Lichfield diocese from about 1674 the practice grew up of 
demanding a terrier from each parish at every triennial visita- 
tion, and they continued to be sent in every three years until 
the early nineteenth century, so that for some parishes in this 
diocese as many as 50 terriers survive and for many parishes 
there are from 20 to 30. In York diocese they were also col- 
lected frequently from 1663 until 1865, the majority of those 
before 1 7 1 6 being dated either 1663 or about 1689.' 

In Anne's reign there was a renewed concern for the revenues 
of the Church. The forming of Queen Anne's Bounty to aug- 
ment poor livings is the best-known instance of this, but in the 
proceedings of Convocation it is chiefly reflected in proposals 
designed to protect existing endowments. Particularly, the sub- 
ject of 'making provision for preserving and transmitting more 
exact terriers' was constantly before them, and in 17 10 there 
was a special committee of both houses to consider this, 2 This is 
the second period in which terriers were collected in all dio- 
ceses for which information is available. It also appears to be 
the last nation-wide effort to collect them before the present 

ii. The formation of the Worcester collection 

All but a few of the Worcester terriers were thus collected at 
dates when such documents were being compiled in most 
dioceses. A visitation of the diocese was always the occasion 
used by the bishop and his officials to collect terriers. Few 
visitation records have survived for Worcester diocese apart 
from the post- Restoration churchwardens' presentments; little 
more can therefore be discovered of the occasions on which 
these documents were produced than is evident from the head- 
ings of the terriers themselves. 

The terriers and answers of 1585 were drawn up in con- 
nexion with Bishop Edmund Freke's primary visitation of 
Worcester diocese. The articles (or questions) for this visita- 
tion do not appear to have survived. The clergy of Kineton 
deanery were summoned to appear at Stratford on 9 September,^ 
and those of Warwick deanery appeared at Warwick,'^ doubt- 
less within a few days of this date. At these sessions they were 
instructed to send an answer to the articles and a terrier to the 

' I am indebted to the Rev. Dr. J. S. Purvis for information concerning the 
York terriers. 

2 6'^wod'^//<z, ii. 715, 731, 777, 818. 

3 pp. 32, 71, 96 below. ■♦ p. 47 below. 


registry before the feast of All Saints.^ The documents range 
in date from 24 September (Tysoe) to 27 October (Barton-on- 
the-Heath), except for two sent in late: Preston Bagot, dated 
25 October in the heading but 25 November at the end of the 
answers, and Wootton Wawen 'taken the Tenth daye (of) 

The terriers of 1616/ 17 were collected at a metropolitical 
visitation of the diocese held by George Abbot, Archbishop of 
Canterbury, probably while the see of Worcester was vacant, 
that is, between 1 2 December 1 6 1 6 and 2 5 January 1 6 1 6/ 1 7.2 
As the rector of Lighthorne, a parish in Kineton deanery, 
appeared at Warwick for this visitation3 both deaneries were 
presumably summoned there, but the precise dates of the 
visitation are not known. The terriers range from 5 December 
161 6 (Shipston) to 8 May 1617 (Alcester). There exist printed 
articles for a metropolitical visitation by Abbot in 1616 in 
which the name of the see has been left blank ;4 these were prob- 
ably used for more than one diocese, including that of Worces- 
ter. The fourth article concerns terriers: 

Whether have you the Terrier of all the Gleabe Lands, Medowes, 
Gardens, Orchards, Houses, Stockes, Implements, Tenements, and por- 
tions of Tithes (whether within your parish or without) belonging unto 
your parsonage or vicarage, taken by the view of honest men in your said 
Parish: And whether the said Terrier be laid up in the Bishoppes Registry, 
and in whose handes any of them are now. And if you haue no Terrier 
already made in Parchment, you the Churchwardens & Sidemen, together 
with your Parson or Vicar, or in his absence, with your Minister, are to 
make diligent inquiry and presentment of the premises, and make, sub- 
scribe, and signe the said Terrier, as aforesaid. 

The terriers of 1635 were produced during Laud's metro- 
political visitation, as is stated in the heading of one of the 
Worcestershire terriers, that of Rushock.s Nathaniel Brent, 
Laud's visitor, held a session for Worcester diocese at Strat- 
ford on 5 June 1635^ ^° which the clergy of both Warwick- 
shire deaneries were probably summoned. The earliest terrier 

' This is stated in both the Wasperton and the Wellesbourne answers. 

^ J. Le I>ieve, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, 1 8 54, iii. 66. 

^ p. 148 below. 

'' A. W. Pollard and G. R. Redgrave, Short-Title Catalogue of Books printed in 
England, Scotland and Ireland, 1475-1640, no. 10160. The Bodleian copy is 
referenced 4° C. 203 Art. (i). 

5 Wore. Dioc. Reg. terriers no. 162^'. 

^ Calendar of State Papers Domestic, 1635, pp. xl, 280. 


is dated 4 June, though not sent in until 26 June (Binton), and 
the latest 10 January 1625/6 (Charlecote). Laud's articles for 
the metropolitical visitation of Winchester diocese include the 
same inquiries about terriers as Abbot's article quoted above, 
followed by detailed instructions as to what is to be described 
in the terrier. Rights of way over the glebe from the parsonage 
house are to be mentioned and it is to be stated who is respon- 
sible for the upkeep of any hedges on the glebe. ^ One would 
suppose that the same or similar articles were issued for 
Worcester diocese, although the terriers of 1635 show no signs 
of being based on such instructions. 

In 1 7 14 terriers were compiled in connexion with one of 
Bishop William Lloyd's triennial visitations of the diocese. 
The clergy and churchwardens of both Warwick and Kineton 
deaneries appeared at Henley on 6 July. A few clergy, like 
William Edes of Kinwarton, brought their terriers with them,^ 
but the majority are dated in September or October; the latest 
is that of Salford Priors of 10 December. Many of the church- 
wardens' presentments given in at the July visitation have 
notes on them such as the following taken from the Sherborne 
presentment: ''Admonished by Septem to send in a table of 
Charities & a terrier. '3 At Cherington a note about charities 
was added to the terrier,^ but usually these must have been 
sent in separately, and a few of them are now with the church- 
wardens' presentments. 

It is evident from the churchwardens' presentments of the 
Restoration period that parishes were asked whether they had 
terriers at other visitations. The terriers of odd dates which are 
found in the collection were perhaps in most cases produced 
by exceptionally diligent clergy or churchwardens, in answer to 
such questions, at visitations where the ecclesiastical authori- 
ties were not making a special drive to collect them. The 1 674/5 
terrier of Budbrooke is unusual, not only in being the only one 
for that date, but also in that it describes the properties of the 
parish church as well as those of the vicarage. Samuel Hawes, 
the vicar, wrote to Samuel Gemmat, vicar of Warwick St. 
Nicholas, on 18 May 1674 sending him particulars of 'some 
disorders' in Budbrooke. s The compilation of this terrier was 

' The Works of William Laud, v, pt. II, 1853, pp. 422-3. 

^ P- 133- 

3 Box no. 170 in the Worcester Diocesan Registry. 

* p. 83 below. 

s Letters in the Wore. Dioc. Reg., Box no. 1 50. 

B 2746 b 


probably one of the steps taken to try to prevent such disorders 
in future. Hawes writes: 

... a Font of stone for Baptisme is wanting & o"" Surplisse is not to be 
founde, yea, no Flagon for the wine at the Communion nor Patin for the 
bread but what I provide of mine owne when the Sacrament is administred, 
& many other things are either wholely wanting or very defective. . . . 

The lease of land given for repair of the church was not in the 
hands of the churchwardens and they 'can hardly if at all gett a 
levy made for moneys to be used by them in theire office'. 

iii. The contents of the terrier 

Before the Civil War the terrier was usually thought of simply 
as a description of the parsonage house and glebeland. The 
Bishop of Llandaff in a preamble to a visitation article of 1603 
gives as his sole reason for requiring a terrier: 'I finde by con- 
tinuall experience that much lande is dayly imbeziled from the 
church, by reason that newe Incumbents want direction and 
notize of what belongeth to them'; and then sets out in detail 
how the glebe is to be described, without any mention of tithes.^ 
Canon 87 of 1604 asked for an account of portions of tithes 
lying outside the parish, but this would concern very few bene- 
fices. The main example of such an endowment in these volumes 
is Hampton Lucy where the rector was entitled to the tithe 
corn, wool, and lambs of Alveston and Wasperton. Although 
the visitation article used by Abbot and Laud refers to tithes 
'within your Parish or without'. Laud's more detailed direc- 
tions as to what to include do not mention tithes again and are 
concerned only with the glebe. A short section may appear in 
early terriers indicating whether the incumbent was entitled to 
all the tithes of the parish, or, if not, to what portion, and 
exemptions of particular estates from tithe may be noted, but 
detailed accounts of tithing customs and offerings are rare before 
the Restoration. The Rowington terrier of 16 17 contains the 
only earlier detailed account of tithing customs in this collection. 

When detailed accounts of tithing customs were drawn up, 
as they sometimes were,^ in this earlier period, it was usually 
done on the initiative of an individual incumbent or parish, and 

' The Bodleian copy of these articles is referenced B.4.3. Line. (13). 

^ See, e.g., E. A. B. Barnard, Stanton and Snowshill, 1<^11, p. 67. A tithing 
table for Condover (Salop) was printed in 1602 and is reprinted in P. W, 
Millard, The Law Relating to Tithes and Payments in Lieu Thereof, 1938, p. 9. 



not at the request of the bishop. An interesting and apparently- 
isolated exception is a visitation article of 1550 of John Capon, 
Bishop of Salisbury, which directs parishes to compile tithe 
customaries twenty-five years before the earliest known terriers. 
This article states:^ 

Forasmuche as by Reason of the great diuersite of customes vsed in 
seuerall parishes of thes deanries in paing tythes offringes & other 
ecclesiasticall dutes muche sute in the law, myche cont^versye & 
dissencion dothe daylie arise & increase more & more, the said cus- 
tomes beinge so dyuerse & so variable that skarse ij parishes be lycke in 
all pointes thruglie; therfor my lorde Requireth that a byll be made of all 
the customes obserued in y""" parishes consernyng the p''mises by thadvyse 
of the parson, vicarr, or curatt & the church wardens of the parishe. 

As late as 1699 the churchwardens of Ettington presented: 
'The Vicaridge house is in good repair and wee (need) no 
Terrier for y^ Glebe land since there is but one plot of ground 
belonging to y® vicaridge comonly known by y^ name of y^ 
vicars dole.'^ By this date, however, the value of a written 
record of the tithes and offerings due to the clergy as well as of 
their glebe was more widely recognized. Terriers of this date 
frequently set out tithing customs and offerings in detail, as do 
many of the Warwickshire ones of 17 14. 

In 1706 Bishop Wake at Lincoln drew up some detailed 
'heads to be observed' in drawing up terriers in that diocese. ^ 
In addition to inquiries about tithes, these asked for particu- 
lars of church goods, of land given for the repair of the church, 
and of the parish clerk's sources of income. Richard Burn in his 
famous work on Ecclesiastical Laiv first published in 1760 set 
out as a model a very detailed terrier, which also includes these 
points.'^ There seem, however, to be very few examples of 
terriers which include the property of the church as well as that 
of the benefice, even in the eighteenth century. In the Warwick- 
shire collection (apart from Budbrooke in 1674/5)5 it is only 

' A volume containing partly wills and partly visitation records in the Salis- 
bury Diocesan Registry, 1550—8, f. 8. I am very much indebted to Miss E. A. 
Whiteman for drawing my attention to this article, and to the Diocesan Registrar, 
Mr. A. M. Barker, for permission to quote it. Parliament was concerned with the 
subject of tithes at this period, see 2 and 3 Edward VI, cap. 13. 

^ Wore. Dioc. Reg., Box no. 157. 

3 Lincoln Diocesan Record Office, Register 36, pp. 40-41. I am very much 
indebted to Miss D. M. Williamson for drawing my attention to these directions 
and giving me a copy of them. 

* Vol. ii, pp. 368-72 of the 1763 edidon. 

5 p. xvii above. 


mentioned at Cherington and Whatcote in 1 7 14. The terrier of 
lands formerly belonging to Honington church of 1 635 was pre- 
sumably only drawn up because these lands had been alienated. 
The parish clerk's income is only mentioned incidentally in the 
terrier for Whitchurch of i 714. In Lichfield diocese, however, 
there must have been a special instruction to include the clerk 
in 1698, as many of the terriers of that year include his dues for 
the first time. 

iv. The later history of the terrier 

In some other dioceses, as at Worcester, there were few 
terriers collected in the later eighteenth century. Most of the 
later Oxford terriers are of the years 1802-6 and, curiously, 
1855. At Lincoln the majority of the terriers after Anne's reign 
belong to the 1720's and the decades round 1800. In other 
dioceses besides Lichfield and York, on the other hand, they 
appear to have been sent in frequently throughout the eighteenth 
century. Inventories of records of parishes in Rochester diocese 
list copies of terriers of many different years in the eighteenth 
century.^ From 1737 to 1758 the churchwardens of Guils- 
borough (Northants.) were paying regularly for a copy of their 
terrier to be made,^ doubtless to be sent to the Peterborough 
diocesan registry. 

By the middle of the nineteenth century the need for terriers 
seemed for a time to have disappeared. Almost all open field 
land had been enclosed, and closes could not be encroached 
upon so easily as strips of glebe in the common fields. Tithes 
had been commuted either at the time of enclosure, or under 
the Tithe Commutation Act of 1836, and so details of tithing 
customs were no longer relevant. A new incumbent could still, 
however, be in doubt as to what property and dues belonged to 
him, and there is always need for an inventory of church furni- 
ture and utensils. The subject of terriers was apparently first 
revived in the Convocation of i 89 1-2,2 with a new emphasis on 
the property of the church as well as that of the benefice. A 
printed form of terrier and inventory, such as is familiar to most 
present-d^.y parish clergy, churchwardens, and archivists, was 
devised, and was issued by the National Society's Depositary 

' Parish Registers and Records in the Diocese of Rochester (Kent Archaeo- 
logical Soc), 191 2. 

^ Northamptonshire Notes and Queries, n.s., i, 1905-6, pp. 82-84. 
3 Salisbury Diocesan Gazette, 1899, p. 168. 



from 1892 until quite recently.' The form now in use still 
begins by quoting Canon 87 of 1604, though it deals more 
with church goods than with the incumbent's income. Thus, in 
spite of its great difference in both content and format, the- 
modern terrier and inventory is the direct descendant of the- 
documents printed here. 

V. The preservation of duplicate copies 

The modern form is usually completed in duplicate, one copy 
for the parish chest or safe and one for the diocesan registry. 
There was never any general regulation requiring the terriers 
to be made in duplicate, but visitation articles constantly in- 
quire from the early seventeenth century onwards whether the 
parish has a copy. The Convocations of Anne's reign had more 
ambitious plans for ensuring that they were preserved in several 
copies for greater safety. In 17 10 the lower house recom- 
mended that one copy be kept in the parish chest and another 
in the registry and that the registry should also copy their 
originals into books, ^ In 1 7 1 3 the proposal for registration was 
dropped, but instead it was suggested that there should be 
three copies, one for the parish, one for the diocesan, and one 
for the archidiaconal registry. 3 

These schemes came to nothing, but terriers are sometimes 
found among parish records, either loose or copied into parish 
registers. A curate of St. Chad's, Shrewsbury, adopted a more 
public form of keeping the record of his dues before his. 
parishioners. A summary of a certified extract from his terriers, 
dated 1751, was painted on a board such as was often used for 
tables of charities, and fixed to the wall of old St. Chad's church^ 
In a faded state, it still hangs there. "^ 

Terriers which survive in parish copies can only be a very 
small fraction of those originally sent to the registries. It is. 
sometimes supposed that there may be preserved in parish 
chests many terriers of which there is no other record. I have 
never, however, found or seen quoted any actual instance where 
a parish copy of a terrier survives and the diocesan original is. 
lost. Diocesan records have often been negligently kept but their 
chances of survival are nevertheless much higher than those 
of parish records. The case of Kinwarton could probably be 

' A terrier of 1 93 1 for Headington in the Oxford Diocesan Registry came from 
this source; one of 1933 for Ardley came from the Press and Publications Board. 
of the Church Assembly. ^ SynoeIalia,\\. j-},6. ^ Ibid., p. 782. 

* I am indebted to Miss M. Jancey of Shrewsbury for a copy of it. 


paralleled elsewhere. 101714 the churchwardens said rather com- 
placently of their terrier 'there being one Now Newly taken, a 
Copy thereof shall be Carefully Kept in y"" Church'. Twentyyears 
later their successors presented: 'no Terrier of y^ Glebe kept in 
our Chest, nor is y^ Chest such as it ought to be'.^ Moreover, the 
memory of a parish was sometimes short. In 1664 the church- 
wardens of Preston Bagot presented: 'Wee have no Terrier of 
Gleabe lands neither a[ny] list of tithes or customes belonging 
to y*" Parsonage, th[ere] is not any man now liueing in y'' parish 
who testifye t[hat] they euer did see any such things. '^ Yet 
Preston is one of only two parishes in this collection for which 
there are as many as four terriers between 1585 and 1635. 

In Oxford diocese there are two copies of many of the exist- 
ing terriers, because a copy of all of them was made in two large 
volumes in about 1686.3 Huntingdon archdeaconry have a 
similar register of terriers of 1 707 to 1 7 1 1 .4 Another form of 
protection against loss was to bind the originals together into 
volumes as was done in Lincoln diocese in the early seventeenth 
century, 5 In the visitation article of 1603 mentioned above the 
Bishop of Llandaff asked for the terrier 'to be written faire in 
one whole sheete of paper, (that with al the rest it may be bound 
up into a booke) . . .'. 

In the late seventeenth or early eighteenth centuries an at- 
tempt was made to obtain an Act of Parliament to enforce the 
better preservation of terriers. Lambeth MS. 640 contains 
among copies of other unsuccessful bills of this period an un- 
dated one relating to terriers, ^ the background of which I have 
not been able to trace. Had the bill been successful terriers 
would now be found among county records as well as in dio- 
cesan registries and parish chests. It proposed that new terriers 
should be compiled in every parish in triplicate, one copy for 
the parish chest, one for the diocesan registry, and one to be 
enrolled at the next Quarter Sessions. 

vi. The compiling of the terrier 

How did the clergy and churchwardens set about compiling 
a terrier when they were asked to produce one at a visitation } 

' Wore. Dioc. Reg., Box no. 163. ^ Ibid., Box no. 168. 

3 Bodleian: MSS. Archd. Papers Oxon. c. 141-2 (S.C. 26023-4). 
'^ W. M. Noble and S. I. Ladds, 'Records of the archdeaconry of Hunting- 
don', Trans. Cambr. and Hunts. Arch. Soc, iv, 1921, p. 176. 

5 Kathleen Major, 'The Lincoln diocesan records', Trans. Royal Hist. Soc, 
4th ser., xxii, 1940, p. 51. 

6 pp. 133-5. 


In 1619 the churchwardens of Banbury (Oxon.) presented: 
'We haue no Terryer of the glebe lands, but we woulde make 
one if we knew how; because we have no patterne or example, 
understand not how to doe it'.^ No detailed written instructions 
as to what was required are known earlier than those of Bishop 
Wake. The Warwickshire terriers were usually sent in after a 
visitation so that some oral instructions could have been given 
at the visitation. In Lincoln diocese an official, William Folking- 
ham, was employed as 'general surveyor of Church gleabes and 
possessions within the diocesse' in 1605-6, and all the Lincoln 
terriers of those years are made with his help and set out in the 
same way.^ Normally, however, the way in which the terrier was 
to be compiled was evidently left largely to the discretion of the 
parish. The Warwickshire terriers of any year vary greatly in 
what they include, in the amount of detail they give, and in the 
form of arrangement they adopt. 

The Whichford terrier of 1585 is said to be made 'w'^ the 
consent of the whole parish', but more often it is only 'the eldest 
and substancialst men'3 who help in making the terrier and 
sign it. Sometimes named parishioners are said actually to have 
viewed the glebe as at Barcheston and Tredington in 1585. 
The oldest men in the parish could best testify that the incum- 
bents had long enjoyed the property described in the terrier; 
the 'substantial' parishioners, assumed to be those least easily 
bribed into making false statements, were the men whose evi- 
dence carried most weight. 

It was in the incumbent's interest that a terrier should be 
made, and doubtless the clergy were usually the prime movers 
in seeing that one was compiled. A few of the Warwickshire 
terriers were drawn up when livings were vacant, or when the 
incumbent was probably not resident,-^ but more are written in 
a hand which is known to be that of the incumbent. Clergy 
holding two livings close together such as (in 17 14) Zachary 
Clifton, vicar of Wasperton and curate of Charlecote, and 
Thomas Lees, rector of Wolverton and curate of Bearley, write 
the terriers for both of their benefices. 

The churchwardens were not always ready to co-operate 

' Churchwardens' Presentments in the Oxfordshire Peculiars, ed. S. A. Peyton 
(Oxfordshire Record Soc), 1928, p. 213. 

2 See M. W. Beresford, Glebe Terriers and Open-field Buckinghamshire, 
pp. 283, 287. 

3 p. 89 below. 

* p. 22, n. 2 and p. 40, n. 3, below. 


with their parson, and help to produce documents which would 
strengthen his hand if his parishioners disputed any of his 
claims. An Oxfordshire parish clergyman writing to his bishop, 
Thomas Seeker, about the need for terriers in 1738, complains 
that for want of them 'every new instituted person is at a loss 
(as I am still) for the Dues, Profits & Emoluments of his living; 
the countrey fellows, tho' courted & caress'd, delight to keep 
their Pastor in y^ Dark'.^ In 1668 John Powell, rector of Lap- 
worth, presented John Robbins, his churchwarden, 'for not pro- 
ducing the book of Customes concerning the Rectors dues 
which they threaten him with, but never shewed it to him'.^ 
Geoffrey Heath, rector of Oldberrow, notes on his answers of 
1585, which include a long list of the tithes and offerings due 
to the rectors: 'My Churchewardens have Refused to put ther 
hands to thesse articles for Edmvnd Court sayd that hit was my 
Craft'. Only nine months earlier Heath had been suing Court 
for tithes in the bishop's court,3 so it is not surprising that the 
latter was suspicious of the rector. 

At Clayworth (Notts.) in 1 6 8 5, where the rector had attempted 
to revive tithes which had lapsed for thirty-six years,'^ it was 
other parishioners who successfully resisted the churchwardens' 
attempts to make a terrier. William Sampson, the rector, notes :5 

'may y^ 4th the Church-Wardens according to y^ Arch Deacon's 
articles went to gett a Terriar of y« Gleab lands; but mett w^^ much 
oppisition, w<=^ went so high as to occasion a most scurrilous letter 
without name to be sent to my house as if it had come from Newark 
but was certainly formd & forgd nearer home, & concernd (they 
seemd) as much at our desire of a Terriar, as y« Papacy at Luther's 
reformation. So nothing could be done in it.' 

There was apparently similar opposition in Preston Bagot. After 
saying they had no terriers in 1664 that parish sent in a curious 
one dated 1666/7 which lists less land than the earlier ones and 
is signed by only one person. In 1674 ^^^ churchwardens pre- 
sented again: 'Wee have no perfect Terrier of Glebe lands, 
neither could wee euer get one of them though wee sought 
earnestly for it'.^ 

' Bodleian: MS. Oxf. dioc. papers, c. 651, f. 7. 
^ Wore. Dioc. Reg., Churchwardens' Presentments, Box no. 164. 
3 Wore. Dioc. Reg. Deposition Books, f. 162. Court's answer to the libel (the 
charge) is dated 15 December 1584. 

* The Rector's Book of Clayworth, ed. H. Gill and E. L. Guilford, 1910, p. 60. 
5 Ibid., p. 72. ^ Wore. Dioc. Reg., Box no. 168. 


The preamble to the bill concerning terriers referred to above 
expresses the more unusual view that it is in the laity's interest 
that terriers should be compiled and accepted as good legal 
evidence. The bill claims that for lack of them 'not only the 
rights of the Church and of the severall impropriators, Rectors 
& Vicars, but allso of particular persons whose lands border 
upon such Gleabs have often been invaded and lost'.^ Before the 
terrier was enrolled at Quarter Sessions, this bill proposed that 
anyone having lands butting on the glebe should be given a fair 
copy of it, so that he might offer objections before the justices 
if he so wished. 

vii. The legal value of terriers 

Parishioners knew that a litigious incumbent who thought 
that some of his predecessors had enjoyed lands or tithes which 
he himself was not occupying, might attempt to recover them in 
a court of law with the aid of terriers. Several of the Warwick- 
shire terriers are endorsed with notes of various dates from the 
seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, made when they have 
been exhibited in lawsuits, usually in tithe cases in the Court of 
Exchequer. The earliest proposal to use a terrier as legal evi- 
dence which I have noticed was one made in a letter of 30 
September 1 6 1 9 from Sir Robert Lee, lord of the manor of 
Billesley, to the Worcester diocesan registrar.^ Lee writes: 

. . . yo^ maye please to remembe'" that at the Kings beinge at Warwicke 
in his returne from Skotlande yo^'' promised mee to serche yo"" registers 
for some lande I suppose should bee solde by the Trussells whoe were 
sometimes patrons of this benefice — to see if yo^ could finde any 
terrier that could discouer their fraudes [thjerein . . . (let me heere from 
yo^> if yo'' haue or can finde any recorde that maye in[fo]rme mee 
what of right should belonge vnto it, & I will not only spende some 
monye for the recouery of the same, but well recompence any yo'' 
clarckes that can ( ?) give mee any notice of it. . . . 

The Lambeth bill says that 'it hath bin doubted how farr such 
terriers should be admitted as evidence in Law', but Burn re- 
garded them as good legal evidence, especially if authenticated 
by several other parishioners as well as by the clergy and 
churchwardens. 3 

' MS. Lambeth 640, p. 133. 

2 In the Wore. Dioc. Reg., Presentation Deeds, 2nd ser., no. 189. The rest 
of the letter concerns a presentation by Lee to Billesley vicarage and the letter was 
attached to a presentation deed. 

3 Ecclesiastical Law, 1763,11. 367. 


The endorsements of exhibit are not a full record of all the 
occasions on which the terriers were quoted in court. The Sal- 
ford Priors terriers bear no endorsements of this kind, but they 
were used by Thomas Boultbee, the vicar, in 1830 to recover 
for the vicarage tithes which were of the gross value of ;^ 100 
per annum in 1901.^ 




i. Types of benefices 

Against this general background of the history of the terrier, 
the contents and historical interest of the Warwickshire collec- 
tion can better be considered. The terriers show in detail how the 
parish clergy of the southern part of the county were maintained 
in the seventeenth century, and their endowments were in many 
ways typical of the clergy throughout the country over a long 
period. Complaints of the poverty of at least a section of the 
parish clergy have been made at all periods from medieval times 
to the present day. The terriers help us to assess the causes and 
extent of this poverty in this period, and to see how economic 
changes would be likely to affect the clergy. In showing what 
tithes and offerings were due to incumbents, they also illus- 
trate one aspect of the relations between the parson and his 
parishioners. These clergy do not appear as personalities in the 
terriers, which usually give no more than their names. In the 
case of curates, this in itself is interesting as it is often a name 
not known from other sources. ^ Similarly, this introduction is 
concerned more with the clergy's benefices than with the men 
themselves. Other aspects of the clergy's lives and work are 
illustrated in the answers of 1585, of which something will be 
said in the preface to the second volume in connexion with those 

There were at this period three kinds of parish cures — 

' Papers about these tithes including copies of the terriers and of legal opinions 
are in Birmii.gham Ref. Library, MS. no. 366065. That Boultbee recovered 
them is stated in a printed Farewell Sermon preached at Salford Priors Church on 
Sunday lyth September igoi, by the Rez/. Samuel Garrard, M.J., pp. 5-6; I 
owe this reference to Mr. E. W. Jephcott who kindly lent me his copy of the 

^ Licences to act as curates are not entered in the bishops' registers at Worcester 
•except during a brief period between 1579 and 1584/5. 


rectories, vicarages, and perpetual curacies. Rectors enjoyed all 
the tithes payable in their parishes. In more than a third^ of the 
parishes of England the tithes had been appropriated before 
the Reformation to ecclesiastical corporations, usually monas- 
teries, but a vicarage had been ordained and some part of the 
profits of the living, often the small tithes, were permanently 
allotted to a vicar. In considerably fewer parishes all the tithes 
were appropriated, no vicarage had been ordained, and the 
parish was served by a curate usually appointed and paid by the 
appropriators; such benefices are now known as perpetual 
curacies. After the Dissolution, the appropriated tithe owned 
by the monasteries and by ecclesiastical foundations dissolved 
by Edward VI passed to the Crown. Much of it was granted 
to courtiers, servants of the Crown, and the gentry, who thus 
became lay impropriators. In addition to these three types of 
parish cure, within a parish there might be one or more chapels 
of ease served by curates, normally appointed and paid by the 
rector or vicar of the mother church. Finally, a few cures were 
unusual in that an incumbent could be appointed to them with- 
out the bishop's institution or licence, and these are normally 
referred to as donatives whatever the form of their endowments. 
Of the sixty-six benefices for which there are terriers thirty 
are rectories, three (Exhall, Kinwarton, and Tredington) with 
chapels of ease attached. Twenty-nine are vicarages, a higher 
proportion than in the country as a whole; three of these also 
have chapels (Stratford, Wolford, and Wootton Wawen). To 
five of these vicarages. Butlers Marston, Charlecote, Haseley, 
Pillerton, and Studley, institutions ceased to be made during 
this period, owing to the inadequacy of their endowments. The 
remaining seven benefices were all held by curates during the 
whole of this period, but only one of these, Hatton, has been 
regarded as a perpetual curacy throughout its history. There 
had been institutions to Sherbourne and Temple Grafton as 
vicarages until the fifteenth century and to Moreton Morrell as 
a rectory until the fourteenth century, and an attempt was made 
to revive institutions to the two last in the 1620's.^ Bearley was 
originally a chapelry of Wootton Wawen^ and the vicar of 
Wootton claimed it as part of his parish in his terrier of 1585, 
but its connexion with Wootton was by then slight, and it has 

^ 3,307 vicarages among 8,838 parishes are included in the Valor Ecclesiasticus 
of 1535 according to E. L. Cutts's calculations. Parish Priests and their People, 
1914, p. 394. 

2 Dugdale, ii. 667-8, 721 ; i. 493. ^ F.C.H. Warzcicks. iii. 44. 


since usually been regarded as a perpetual curacy. Norton Lind- 
sey, on the other hand, was claiming independent status in 
i^Sj',! but has always since been regarded as a chapelry of 
Claverdon. Shipston-on-Stour is generally supposed to have 
been a chapelry of Tredington, until it was made a rectory and 
endowed with one-third of the profits of Tredington rectory by 
a private Act of Parliament in 1719.^ In the terrier of 161 7, 
however, it is styled a donative, and it appears in the Valor 
Ecclesiasticus of 1535 as a vicarage. 3 When there had been no 
institution to a cure for a century or more its legal status some- 
times became uncertain, and this is a subject on which the 
terriers sometimes throw light. In addition to Bearley, Norton 
Lindsey, and Shipston, this collection shows that the status of 
one other church, Burmington, was uncertain in the sixteenth 
century. '^ 

The most common arrangement made when a vicarage was 
ordained is usually supposed to be that whereby the appro- 
priator retained the great tithes of corn and hay, and allowed 
the vicar the remaining small tithes. s Only ten^ of these twenty- 
nine Warwickshire vicarages are of exactly this type. In twelve 
other vicarages the impropriators collected the tithe corn but all 
or much of the hay was paid to the vicar; of these twelve, at 
Alveston, Budbrooke, Honington, and Wasperton tithes of 
wool and lambs were paid to the impropriators instead of hay; 
at Bidford tithe wool only and at Wolford tithe lambs only 
went to the impropriators with the corn. 

The remaining seven vicarages are very different; the vicars 
had been allotted a stipend instead of tithes. By the period of 
the terriers this arrangement was usually proving disastrous for 
them. In the middle of the sixteenth century prices had risen 
rapidly, and they continued to rise, though more slowly, until 
about the middle of the seventeenth century. In addition, since 
the Reformation the clergy had been allowed to marry and had 
families to maintain. With this rising cost of living and these 
new expenses, the generally accepted minimum on which a 

' p. 84, n. 3, below. ^ J/,C.H. Worcs. iii. 523. ^ Valor, iii. 257. 

^ This is referred to in the vicar of Wolford's answers of 1 5 8 5 which will be 
printed in the second volume. 

5 R. A. R. Hartridge, A History of Vicarages in the Middle Ages, 1 930, p. 219, 
speaks of it as 'a rough and ready rule, whose efficacy is not seldom impeached* 
by records of ordinations. 

^ This figure includes Alderminster (in Worcestershire until 193 1), Tan- 
worth, and Wellesbourne, parishes in which a small part of the tithe hay went to 
the vicar. 


clergyman could subsist naturally also rose. In 1539 Arch- 
bishop Cranmer spoke of ;^io a year as a sum sufficient to sup- 
port a learned divine. ^ The parson of Goldsmith's Deserted 
Village was 'passing rich with forty pounds a year' in the 
eighteenth century, but this was a modest view of a competency. 
Already in the middle of Elizabeth's reign William Harrison 
regarded a benefice oi £2'^ as barely adequate. ^ Ralph Josselin, 
a clergyman to whom the rectory of Earls Colne in Essex was 
offered in 1641, was prepared to accept it if the parishioners 
would make up the profits to 'a competency such as I could live 
on, w"^ I conceived was ;^8o per annum'. 3 

Where vicarages were endowed with stipends these had 
usually not been increased throughout this period of rising 
prices. The worst example in this collection is Haselor where 
the vicar still received in 17 14 a stipend of ;/^6. 13J. 4</., the 
sum allotted in 1394.4 The vicar of Pillerton similarly still 
received in 1 7 1 4 the £% which had been allotted when the tithes 
were appropriated in 1341,5 but in 17 14 he had a few small 
tithes as well. The vicar of Butlers Marston who was receiving 
;^io in 1626 had received /^8. y. 4.d. in 1535.^ The vicarage 
of Studley was valued at ;^8 in glebe and tithe in i ^25^"^ but the 
sources of income are perhaps wrongly described in the Falor^ 
for in 1585 and in an undated early seventeenth-century terrier 
the vicar's income is said to be a stipend of ;^8. Stratford vicar- 
age was not ordained until 1547 when the collegiate church 
was dissolved, so the vicar's stipend was larger, ;^20, but it was 
still this sum in 17 14. The only vicarages which had been 
substantially augmented by 17 14 were those of St. Mary and 
St. Nicholas in Warwick where stipends of ^^70 and £^0 
respectively were fixed, as the terriers explain, by a Chancery 
decree of 1633/4. In 1585 these vicars were receiving ^^20 and 
£i2' 6 J. ^d. respectively, the sums the Corporation of Warwick 
was obliged to pay them by its first charter of 1545.^ 

Of the curacies, Bearley, Moreton Morrell, Norton Lindsey, 

' Cranmer's Remains, 1843, ii. 396-7. 

^ Description of England, ed. F. J. Furnivall, 1877, p. 22. Harrison writes: 
'One most commonlie of these small liuings is of so little value that it is not able 
to mainteine a meane scholar, much less a learned man, as not being aboue ten, 
twelue, sixteene, seuenteene, twentie or thirtie pounds at the most. . . .' 

^ The Diary of the Rev. Ralph Josselin 1616-1683 (Camden Soc, 3rd ser., 
vol. XV, 1908), p. 12. 

'* F.C.H. Warzvicks.m. 115. 5 Ibid., v, 136. 

^ Valor Ecclesiasticus, iii. 97. ' Ibid., p. 92. 

^ A. F. Leach, History of Warwick School, 1906, p. 109. 


Shipston, and Temple Grafton were all endowed with some 
tithes, but the curates of Hatton and Sherbourne, like some of 
the vicars, received stipends which were totally inadequate; the 
curate of Hatton was paid ^6 . 1 3 j. 4^. in 1 7 1 4, and the curate 
of Sherbourne ;^ii. 6s. Sd. in 1709.^ It is not surprising that 
such parishes had no resident incumbent in the early eighteenth 
century. They were usually served infrequently by clergy of 
neighbouring parishes. ^ 

Apart from these nine parishes where the vicar or curate had 
a stipend, all the terriers are concerned with glebe or tithes and 
usually with both. Many other livings were already inade- 
quate by the sixteenth centur)', but where an incumbent's in- 
come was made up of land and tithes, it would increase with the 
cost of living unless the glebe was let on long leases or the 
tithe commuted for fixed money payments. 

ii. The glehe 

The largest part of most terriers is taken up with a descrip- 
tion of the glebe. Many of the terriers give the size of the 
glebe in acres, but some only give it in terms of yardlands. 
Nearly a third of the benefices for which there are terriers 
had no glebe, or less than an acre, but only five of these are 
livings in country parishes with the usual forms of endow- 
ment. 3 The remainder are the four town livings, St. Mary and 
St. Nicholas in Warwick, Stratford, and Alcester, and most of 
the curacies, and vicarages which had lapsed, referred to above. 
The more usual type of rural living most often had a glebe of 
from 25 to 75 acres. 4 

The terriers contain several complaints that glebeland has 
been alienated, which show how justified the ecclesiastical 
authorities were in fearing encroachments and demanding ter- 
riers. In every case where the offender is named, it is the lord 
of the manor, a member of the local gentry, who is accused. 

' Birmingham Ref. Library, MS. 457350, f. 36. This sum was said to be paid 
by Sir John Burgoyne, the impropriator, 'as his kindness', not as a legal due. 

^ See p. 112, n. 2. 

3 Arrow, Charlecote, Coughton, Long Compton, and Wolford. 

^ For 47 benefices the area of the glebe is given in acres and they fall into the 
following categories: less than an acre, 19; 1-5 acres, 3 ; 6-10 a., 3 ; 1 1-20 a., 2; 
21-30 a., 6: 31-40 a., 5; 41-50 a., 3; over 50 a., 6. Terriers for 16 benefices not 
included in these figures give the number of yardlands, of which the details are; 
I yardland 5; i^ y., i; 2 y., 5; 3 y., i ; 3J y., i ; 4 y., 2; 5 y., 3. In addition, 
Bidford, Binton, and Ilmington have large glebes of which the size is not given in 
either acres or yardlands. 


The worst instance is Barcheston where much of the glebe was 
absorbed in the enclosures of the common fields in this parish in 
the early sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The Trussells, 
whom Sir Robert Lee suspected of alienating some glebe at 
Billesley, had similarly enclosed and depopulated that parish in 
the fifteenth century. ^ The land reserved for the support of 
the curate of Bishopton which was lost at the end of the six- 
teenth century had perhaps already been diminished earlier. ^ 
The later encroachments reported seem to be on a smaller scale. 
AtHonington Sir Henry Gibbs, who in 1635 ^^^ ^^^^ ^° t)e 
occupying lands which had belonged to the parish church forty 
years before, was also occupying a tiny piece of land which had 
previously belonged to the vicarage. The lands of which the 
vicar of Butlers Marston thought himself robbed in 1626 were 
also small, but they were his sole support apart from his inade- 
quate stipend. 

The terriers only state the incumbent's side of the case, 
although in each of the above instances other parishioners were 
willing to testif)^ to the truth of his statements. The reports are 
credible when they record that single 'lands' in the common 
fields have disappeared, or that bigger portions of glebe were 
lost in the enclosures of the lawless fifteenth century, or that a 
curate's lands have been alienated (a chapel of ease not being as- 
sured of the same perpetual succession as a rectory or vicarage). 
The case of Salford Priors is rather different; there is room to 
doubt whether the land and tithes which Sir Simon Clarke was 
said to have 'sacralegiously taken' from the vicarage in the 
seventeenth century3 had always belonged to it. 4 Clarke begged 
the question by taking possession of the lands instead of going 
to law, but this was probably an instance of disputed title rather 
than of simple encroachment. 

Critics of the Church in the sixteenth century complained 
that the clergy themselves were responsible for much misuse of 
glebeland.5lncumbentswereaccused,aswasJohnCragge, rector 

of Barford,6 of leasing glebe and tithes to their patrons at less 
than its real value, a form of simony. In the articles of 1585 the 
clergy were asked whether they occupied the profits of their 

' Birm. Arch. Soc. Trans. Ixvi. 87. 

2 See p. 56, n. 2, below. 

3 See P. Styles, 'Sir Simon Clarke', Birm. Arch. Soc. Trans. Ixvi. 10. 

* This will be discussed in a footnote to the Salford terriers in the second 

s See R. G. Usher, Reconstruction of the English Church, 1 910, i. 228. 

* p. 27, n. I, below. 


livings themselves. Their answers to this question are especially 
valuable, as particulars of the clergy's leases can rarely be found. 
Nine of the twenty-six Warwickshire clergy who gave a specific 
answer to this question had leased all or some part of their 
glebe and tithes, and, in addition, it is evident from the Was- 
perton answers that the rector of Hampton Lucy had leased his 
tithes to Sir Thomas Lucy. The Puritans were near the truth 
in accusing Cragge of granting a lease to his patron; in fact the 
lessee was his patron's brother and only part of the rectory was 
leased, so the rent mentioned by the Puritans may have been a 
fair one. In every other case there is something in the answers 
which suggests either that the lease could easily be revoked, 
being for one year only (as at Barton-on-the-Heath, Ipsley, and 
Honington) or being informal (as at Alveston 'by no title 
colorablie'); or that it was likely to be an arrangement as con- 
venient for the incumbent as for the lessee. Barford and Honing- 
ton were leases to relatives of the patron. William Smart, rector 
of Lighthorne, is the only man who had leased his glebe and 
tithes to the man who presented him. This is suspicious, especi- 
ally as it is the only lease said to be for life, but Smart was an 
old man and tells us he had devoted his time to bringing up his 
five sons in learning, so he was not likely to want to farm his 
glebe and collect his tithes himself. Robert Hill, rector of 
Tredington and rector of Barcheston, leased his Tredington 
glebe but occupied that at Barcheston himself. At Aston Cant- 
low and Morton Bagot non-resident incumbents had let their 
glebe to their curates at easy rates, a not uncommon method of 
paying curates at this period. The impropriator of Moreton 
Morrell was similarly leasing the rectory to the curate there for 
his maintenance in 1617. 

There is, therefore, little evidence in the answers of simon- 
iacal leases. Up to the early seventeenth century at least, a 
majority of the parish clergy farmed their glebe themselves. 
The terriers do not usually say whether the land is let, but that 
the clergy were often farmers is abundantly clear from their 
wills and inventories. This is as true of university graduates as 
of some of the men who appear from their answers of 1585 to 
have had little learning. Robert Hill of Barcheston was a 
bachelor of divinity. The will and inventory of one of his suc- 
cessors, Thomas Horton, M.A.' (who signs the Barcheston 
terrier of 1635), reveal him as another good example of the 
clergyman who was both scholar and farmer. Horton's library 
' In the Birmingham District Probate Registry. 


was valued after his death in 1639 at £60. i6s. od.\ and his 
farming stock was of very similar value. This comprised wheat, 
barley, pease, and malt in his barn, with 'five landes of wheate 
growing in the feeld', and hay, altogether worth /,i5. i6j. ^d.\ 
and his horses, four cows, a calf, pigs, and sheep valued at a 
total of ;^47. 1 4 J. 4<^. Many of the clergy came of yeoman stock 
themselves and were accustomed to a farming life. With the aid 
of their glebe they could be, as Dr. Hoskins has so well illus- 
trated in the case of the Leicestershire parish clergy of the 
sixteenth century,^ largely self-supporting. Horton, who names 
twelve children in his will, had in the rooms over the kitchen at 
the time of his death wool, hemp, 'cheeseworks', and 'linnen 
yerne' which would help to feed and clothe his family. 

Probate inventories were less frequently made in the later 
seventeenth century. That of William Caudwell, rector of Lap- 
worth, which was made in 1666,2 includes corn and hay to the 
value of £22^ farm animals worth in all ;^I3. 13^. 4<^., and 
'implements of husbandry' valued at ;/^3. los. Some at least of 
the clergy were still farming in 17 14. A revision made in the 
1 7 14 copy of the Ilmington terrier of 1607 shows that at the 
later date the rector was occupying his glebe himself.3 At 
Wolford, Charles Stephens, the vicar in 17 14, was allowed to 
occupy a yardland of glebe belonging to Merton College for a 
rent of only 205. as an augmentation of his living. At Honing- 
ton and Lighthorne on the other hand the glebe was leased in 
1 7 14, in both instances to men other than the patrons. 

iii. The parsonage house 
The rectory or vicarage house of this period was in most 
parishes an integral part of the glebe farm; the barns, stables, 
and other outhouses often occupied as much space as the living 
quarters. The best illustrations of parsonage farmyards in this 
collection are the descriptions given in the Binton and Wasper- 
ton terriers of 1585 and in the Kinwarton terrier of 17 14. A 
majority of the parsonages were small farmhouses, but their size 
varied considerably with the size of the glebe and the status of 
the benefice. Hampton Lucy was, except for Tredington, the 
most valuable living in this area, and its rectory at the end of 
this period was almost certainly the most impressive residence 

' W. G. Hoskins, 'The Leicestershire country parson in the sixteenth cen- 
tury', Leics. Arch. Soc. Trans, xxi, pt. i, 1939- 

2 Bodleian: MS. Ch. Warwicks. 55. 

3 p. 121, n. I, below. 

B 2746 C 


for a parish clergyman in the district.'' The curate of Temple 
Grafton in 17 14 had, on the other hand, a cottage of one bay- 

There were no houses for the curates at Bearley, Great Alne, 
and Weethley, and probably not at Hatton, but every other 
benefice for which there is a terrier included a house for the 
incumbent. The descriptions of these houses are of some interest 
to the student of minor domestic architecture, especially when 
they can be combined with probate inventories of similar date 
which list the number of rooms and their contents. The size of 
the houses is usually given only in terms of bays. A bay was 
strictly the distance between two main beams in a house of 
timber construction. Many of these houses doubtless were 
timber-framed like the surviving sixteenth or seventeenth- 
century wing of the rectory at Ipsley and the rectory barn at 
Preston Bagot,^ but the term bay seems to have been used more 
loosely in the seventeenth century, and is not always a safe 
guide to the type of a house. 3 Unfortunately, none of the houses 
described in the terriers can with certainty be said still to be 
standing as a whole, except the vicarage at Wellesbourne which 
was built in 1698 and is therefore not typical of most of this 
period. Both Bishop Wake's instructions and Burn's model 
terrier direct that precise measurements of the house should be 
given in terriers. Unfortunately, none in this collection gives 
these details, though the Loxley terrier of 17 14 and that for 
St. Nicholas, Warwick, of 1 6 1 6 give the measurements of the 
vicarage gardens. Faculty papers for the new house at Welles- 
bourne include an interesting description of the old house 
signed by many of the parishioners which does give these 
details. 4 The house was then in great decay but it had prob- 
ably been a fairly typical seventeenth-century vicarage. The 
parishioners certify that it is : 

a very old, infirm & decay'd piece of building whose walls are ready to fall 
down & the Timber of it so weak & Rotten as cannot conveniently be 
supported; it is in the form of an L ab* 47 foot on one side, 34 foot on the 
other, & ab' 15 foot wide, & from the Ground to the Roof or Tiling ab' 
II foot. 

^ V.C.H. Warwicks. iii, plate facing p. 104. 

^ See ibid., pp. 123, 142. 

3 Mr. P. Styles has pointed out to me that the present rectory at Spernall, a 
house of brick, may well be earlier than 17 14, and, if so, is presumably the house 
described in the terrier of 17 14 as of four small bays of building. 

^ Worcs. Dioc. Reg., Box no. 107. The certificate is dated 18 April 1698. 


A few of the terriers list the rooms in the parsonage house, ^ 
and in several other instances they have been given from inven- 
tories in footnotes. The essential room which is always included 
was the hall, though inventories show that by 1585 this was 
often losing its original function as the main living room in the 
clergy's homes. The kitchen was occasionally actually detached, 
as at Alcester, where in 16 17 it adjoined the stable, and was 
often thought of as an outhouse, the whole rectory being 
described in some such phrase as 'the dwellinge house, w' the 
kichine'.^ Most parsonages also included a parlour, and the 
size of the house varied with the number of additions which had 
been made to these three rooms. These additions comprised 
usually 'chambers' for sleeping quarters and for storage, often 
a study, and some rooms, which might be detached, for bak- 
ing, brewing, butter-making, and other household work. At 
Haseley all the rectory buildings were thatched in 1585, but 
at Binton they were tiled. 

Usually the house contained two stories by 1585, though the 
rooms in Oxhill rectory and, more surprisingly, in the new 
house which William Underbill had built at Barton-on-the- 
Heath appear to have been on one floor only at that date. The 
vicarage at Wolford was converted from one to two stories 
between 1585 and 1617, probably by the insertion of a floor. 
Barton, Wellesbourne, and Newbold Pacey (where part of the 
house is said to have been rebuilt by the incumbent of 17 14) 
are the only parishes in which the terriers suggest that the par- 
sonage was rebuilt or considerably enlarged in this period. Of 
these, probably only Wellesbourne was rebuilt in a new style. 
It was not until the status of the parish clergy rose later in the 
eighteenth century that many of these houses were felt to be 
'too small and mean for the accomodation of the vicar and his 
Family, and totally unfit for a Clergyman to reside in'. 3 

The houses were rarely replaced but the churchwardens* 
presentments show that they often needed extensive repairs. 
Many incumbents were poor and others were not resident in the 
parsonage, and dilapidations quickly became a problem if 
houses (which must often have been old by the Restoration 
period) were neglected. At Morton Bagot the churchwardens 
said in i686:4 

^ Alcester (161 7), Barton-on-the-Heath (1585), Beaudesert (1585), Bishop- 
ton (1635), Lighthorne (1585 and 1714), Oxhill (1585), Wolford (1585 and 
1617). ^ p- 89 below. 

3 p. 87, n. 2, below. "^ Worcs. Dioc. Reg., Box no. 165. 


The parsonage house, which was very ruinous at the time of M"" Good- 
win's entry as Rector there, is in very substantial! & good repaire by his 
new building a great part thereof & repairing the rest, & the Barnes, at 
great expence, and soe are All of them now in very good repaire Sc far 
better then at any time these Twenty years before his entry. 

Yet a presentment given in on the same day as the terrier of 
1 7 14 again reports 'our Minister's house to be very much out 
of repair'. 

iv. Tithes 

The glebe was normally farmed for subsistence; when a 
clergyman made any profit it was usually from his tithes. The 
accounts of tithes given in the terriers need to be studied in 
conjunction with depositions in tithe suits in the Worcester 
consistory court^ and in the Court of Exchequer, if we are to 
obtain an impression of the variety of tithing customs and of the 
part which tithes played in parish life in this period. Most of 
the evidence concerning methods of tithe paying is contained 
in the terriers of 1714, but the customs described there had 
often been in force for centuries and can be illustrated from 
tithe suits 1 50 years earlier. 

A tenth of everything which was grown or bred on the land 
was normally due to some tithe owner, whether rector, vicar, 
or impropriator. Some of the earlier terriers, such as that of 
Oldberrow of 1585, give interesting lists of titheable products. 
Most of the items are expected, and common to all detailed 
lists, but the more unusual items mentioned are hops at Woot- 
ton Wawen in 1 6 1 7, cabbages at Tysoe in the early seventeenth 
century, and fish at Alveston and Binton, parishes on the Avon. 
Much of this tithe was still due in kind in 17 14, and the pre- 
cise form in which it should be paid was rigidly laid down by 
the custom of the parish. A statute of Edward Ill's reign was 
concerned with tithes of wood,^ and the stage at which predial 
tithes, that is, corn, hay, and wood, were to be collected was laid 
down in the Act for the True Payment of Tithes of 1548,3 but 
far more depended on custom than on these two statutes. Tem- 
porary arrangements were often made between the parson and 
the parishioners whereby the latter did not actually hand over 

^ The Worcester deposition books begin in i 561 and continue to the end of 
the seventeenth century except for a long gap during the Interregnum. They are 
especially full for Ehzabeth's reign. For similar material from a different diocese 
see Select XVI Century Causes in Tithe from the York Diocesan Registry, ed. J. S. 
Purvis (Yorks. Arch. Soc. Record, ser. CXIV, 1947). 

2 45 Ed. Ill, cap. 3. 3 2 and 3 Ed. VI, cap. 13 


goods in kind,' but these are hardly ever recorded in terriers, 
which are concerned only with dues in the form in which the 
clergy were legally entitled to them. When, however, money or 
some other compensation had been permanently allotted in lieu 
of tithes, an arrangement known as a modus decimandiy this is 
often recorded in the terriers. Depositions and terriers suggest 
that the nature, origins, and effects of these moduses have been 
misunderstood when studied only from law reports. It has been 
supposed that in the later Middle Ages, when payments in kind 
were being commuted in other fields, many parishes by mutual 
agreement fixed the amount payable in lieu of a unit of each 
titheable product, agreeing for instance to pay, say, a halfpenny 
for each lamb in lieu of a tithe lamb for each ten.^ At first such 
commutation would save much trouble for both parishioner and 
incumbent, but when prices rose the arrangement would of 
course be very detrimental to the clergy. There are numerous 
lawsuits about moduses in the Bishop of Worcester's court 
under Elizabeth and in the early seventeenth century, but the 
depositions suggest that in this area at this date they usually 
affected only a small part of the clergy's income. 

In no terrier is corn, the most valuable part of the tithe in a 
rectory, said to have been commuted. Only one money payment 
in lieu of hay is recorded, at Spernall in 17 14, but a portion of 
meadow ground was allotted to the rector or vicar in lieu of 
tithe hay in nine different parishes. ^ There were usually cus- 
tomary rules as to how the corn and hay were to be set out for 
the tithe owner, but these are only mentioned in the Whit- 
church terrier of 17 14. 

The tithing of livestock was much more complicated and 
more liable to lead to quarrels with parishioners, partly because 
the young which a farmer's animals produced in one year were 
rarely exactly divisible by ten. The most usual way of tithing 
lambs, calves, pigs, and goslings, which was both ancient and 
widespread,^ was that described in full in the Alderminster and 
Budbrooke terriers of 1 7 14. If there were less than seven young 

' p. xxxviii below. 

2 Usher, op. cit., i. 229-36. This and J. A. Venn, The Foundations of Agricul- 
tural Economics, 1933, pp. i 50-65, are the accounts of the history of tithes in this 
period most relevant to the aspects of it discussed here. 

3 Alcester, Aston Cantlow, Atherstone, Bidford, Binton, Halford, Lighthorne, 
Snitterfield, and Wellesbourne. 

^ An injunction of Archbishop Gray tried to make it a uniform custom through- 
out the province of York in the thirteenth century. The Register of Walter Gray, 
ed. J. Raine, Surtees Soc. Ivi, 1870, p. 219. 


the parson received a halfpenny or similar sum for each animal. 
An animal was paid in kind if there were seven or more, and a 
halfpenny was then given by the parson as change for each one 
short of ten. The alternative method, which is claimed as the 
custom of Morton Bagot in the terrier of 1 7 14, was to wait for 
years until a farmer had seven lambs or calves and then take 
one in kind. When the value of the pence they received from 
parishioners with less than seven young declined, the clergy 
sometimes tried to assert a right to wait until one irt kind was 
due. William Underbill, the rector of Barton, for instance, in 
1589 sued a parishioner who denied that the seventh calf 
should be paid to him 'when they fall in divers years'.^ 

In addition to lambs and calves, tithe owners were entitled 
to tithes of wool from sheep and of milk from cows. The 
former were normally paid in kind, but milk is specifically said 
to be due in kind only at Binton and Oxhill in 1585. It was for 
tithe milk in kind, inter alia^ that Geoffrey Heath, rector of 
Oldberrow, was suing Edmund Court shortly before 1585.2 
Usually one penny or a similar sum was paid for each milking 
cow in lieu of tithe milk. In several parishes, including in 17 14 
Oldberrow, all tithes are said to be due in kind with the excep- 
tion of this modus. 3 Another troublesome form of modus, the 
subject of numerous suits in the Worcester court,^ concerned 
the tithes of wool and lambs of sheep sold and moved from the 
parish in the middle of a tithing year before the sheep were 
shorn. A penny was often paid for sheep so sold, as for instance 
at Alderminster, Binton, and Budbrooke in 1 7 14. A modus was 
also occasionally paid for sheep brought into a parish in the 
middle of a year and still there at tithing time, as for instance at 
Binton, but more often as at Alderminster, Lighthorne, and 
Whatcote wool and lambs of such sheep were tithed in kind. 
The only other common moduses on particular products were 
'garden penny' in lieu of garden produce and 'smoke penny' in 
lieu of firewood. 

A few of the terriers of 1 7 1 4 list rather larger sums of money 
due in lieu of tithe for each lamb or cow a farmer possessed, 
rather than special moduses for young less than seven in number 
or for sheep sold before shearing. These sums are never men- 

' Wore. Dioc. Reg., Deposition Books, iii, f. 425. ^ p. xxiv above. 

3 Other instances are Barford (1585), Haseley (17 14), and Rowington (16 17). 

^ Some Warwickshire examples are: Deposition Books, i, f. 84"^ (Snitterfield, 
1565), f. 242^ (Pillerton, 1570); iii, f. 58 (Exhall, 1583); v, f. 231 (Ilmington, 



tioned in Elizabethan or early seventeenth-century tithe suits, 
and must be moduses which had become fixed in the later 
Stuart period. At Binton, for instance, instead of tithe milk in 
kind as in 1585 the parishioners in 17 14 paid 6d. for each 
cow; at Spernall 8^. was paid for a cow and calf and i^d. for 
each lamb. In 17 14 such sums were probably little different 
from a true tenth, but they would ultimately reduce the value 
of the clergy's tithes when prices rose again. 

The lawyers distinguished between customary and prescrip- 
tive moduses.^ All those mentioned above, payments in lieu of 
a particular tithe extending over an area such as a parish, were 
customary; a prescriptive modus was one confined to a parti- 
cular piece of land and was usually a single payment in lieu of 
all the tithes due from that ground and from animals kept there. 
Although they feature less in either consistory or common law 
court cases, in the parishes where they are found, prescriptive 
moduses usually meant a greater loss of income for the clergy. 

A large part of the area covered by the terriers was at this 
period still cultivated in open fields ;2 it was often when land 
was removed from this cultivation and enclosed or imparked 
that an opportunity arose to commute all the tithes. Prescrip- 
tive moduses are mentioned in terriers of fourteen different 
parishes in this collection, ^ and it is very noticeable that they 
usually concern enclosures, parks, or demesne land. Thus at 
Aston Cantlow and Budbrooke no tithes were due in kind from 
parks ; at Honington none from the demesne. Money was paid 
in lieu of the tithes of 'Broughton pastures' in Whitchurch, and 
for the 'Inclosures belonging to Morehall' in Exhall. Similarly 
there were prescriptive moduses for the three hamlets of Ilming- 
ton which were enclosed in the fifteenth century: Compton 
Scorpion, Foxcote, and Larkstoke. At Walton (united to 
Wellesbourne in 1633 and referred to in the Wellesbourne 
terrier of 1 7 14) the whole tithe corn was in 1 640 granted to the 
impropriator of Wellesbourne rectory in return for an annual 
payment of ;^I3 to the incumbent of the united benefice. As it 
is said that at the same time the glebe was exchanged for five 
closes, and these arrangements confirmed by a Chancery decree, 
the enclosure of the parish, which had begun in the early six- 
teenth century,'* was perhaps completed at that date. 

^ J. Godolphin, Jn Abridgement of the Ecclesiastical Laws, 1680, pp. 396, 
431. ^ See pp. xlvi ff. below. 

3 The parishes not mentioned in this and the following two paragraphs are 
Alcester, Pillerton, and Spernall. "♦ Birm. Arch. Soc. Trans. Ixvi. 97. 


The compensation substituted for tithe was not always 
wholly a money payment. At Alderminster the vicar, who 
previously had no glebe, was allotted a close as well as §2^- 4^' 
in lieu of the tithes due to him from Alderminster farm, in 
about 1605. At Charlecote the vicars were at first allotted two 
beast pastures and 44J. in lieu of the tithes of the demesne, 
which was described as 'ancient inclosure' in 17 14, and was 
perhaps therefore the park referred to by John Rous.^ In lieu 
of these pasture rights, Samuel Graives, the vicar in 16 16, was 
occupying two closes, but although he says that Sir Thomas 
Lucy had made this exchange with his predecessor there is a 
note of uncertainty in his account of it, and both the closes and 
the pasture rights appear to have been lost to the vicarage by 
1635, the date of the next terrier. In spite of this unfortunate 
experience of commutation, a later vicar or curate of Charle- 
cote agreed to new moduses of a similar kind for all the rest 
of the parish which was enclosed sometime between 1635 and 
1 7 14. Apart from Charlecote, Haseley (where tithes were due 
in kind in 1 6 1 7) is the only parish where the moduses described 
in 1 7 14 appear to have practically abolished all tithing in kind. 

The owners of parks and demesnes were powerful local men, 
and in the early seventeenth century a critic of enclosures com- 
plained of such moduses: 'Their summes of money which they 
doe now alowe are not so good in value, as were heretofore 
tithes in kinde: and againe the money due is not so easily 
obtained at their hands. '^ The terriers lend some support to 
both of these charges. At Alderminster the payment of 5 3 J. 4^. 
was said to be unjustly withheld in 1 7 14; at Charlecote the loss 
of part of the original modus has been traced through the 
terriers. At Arrow it had by 17 14 been forgotten that there 
was in the sixteenth century a payment to the rector in lieu of 
tithes of Oversley demesne, and the later rector offered a new 
explanation of this exemption from tithe. 3 

It is well known that enclosures of the late eighteenth and 
early nineteenth centuries were often accompanied by exchanges 
of tithe for land or corn rents, usually advantageous to the 
clergy. Earlier commutation nearly always ultimately reduced 
the clergy's incomes. Apart from these prescriptive moduses, 
however, there is no evidence in this area of a general desire to 
dispense with all tithing in kind before the Restoration period. 

' p. 71, n. 3, below. 

^ Francis Trigge, T^e Humble Petition of Two Sisters: the Church and Common- 
wealth, 1604. 3 p. 15, n. 2, below. 


The earlier moduses for young under seven in number or for 
sheep sold before shearing were literally in origin 'methods of 
tithing', devised in special situations where tithing in kind was 

The extent of permanent commutation of tithe can be assessed 
fairly precisely from the terriers, but it is not possible to tell 
how much tithe was actually handed over in kind. John Best, a 
Yorkshire writer on husbandry, explained how lambs were 
tithed, but then added that when the tithe wool and lambs had 
been separated, the farmer often bought them back from the 
tithe owner. I Some of the moduses for livestock mentioned in 
a few 1 7 14 terriers may well have originated as ad hoc arrange- 
ments of this kind. More of the clergy's time and energies was 
saved, however, when they allowed parishioners to 'compound' 
with them for all their tithes each year or for a period of years. 
There were various possible ways of 'compounding' and such 
arrangements have a long history. At Tardebigge (Worcs.) 
Edward Mascall, vicar in 1586, made compositions with several 
parishioners for the term of their lives. 2 At Spernall, on the eve 
of the Commutation Act, John Chambers, the rector, was pay- 
ing for tithes of various holdings to be valued, presumably so 
that he could be paid in a lump sum. 3 At Oxhill in 1670 a 
fixed sum was evidently accepted by the rector In lieu of the 
tithes of each yardland there. In a tithe suit of that date the 
tithes of four yardlands were said to be worth £2. 6s. Sd. 'after 
that rate the Land holders doe pay to the present Recto'' of 
Oxhill for their said tythes'.'^ The Tanworth terrier of 17 14 
says that the practice of 'late years' there had been to pay ^d. 
in the pound of the rateable value of lands to the vicar in lieu of 
his tithes. 

In order to make satisfactory bargains of these kinds, how- 
ever, the clergy had to know as much about their parishioners' 
lands and the market value of agricultural products as if they 
actually collected the tithe themselves. There was also a danger 

' Rura/ Economy in Yorkshire in 1641, ed. C. B. Robinson, Surtees Soc. 
xxxiii, 1857, p. 26. 

^ M. Dickins, J Thousand Tears in Tardebigge, 193 1, p. 67. 

3 Chambers's account book from 1820 to 1835 includes items such as: '1823 
March 15th Mr. R. Morgan for valueing the tithes on Crowley's farm . . . 
;^i-i-o'. I am indebted to Mr. E. W. Jephcott for extracts concerning tithes 
from this account book, which has now been acquired by the Shakespeare Birth- 
place Library, Stratford-upon-Avon. 

^ P.R.O., Exchequer Depositions, 22 Charles II, Easter 6 (deposition of John 
Lightfoote of Oxhill, yeoman). 


that where such arrangements continued over a number of 
years, they might eventually be claimed by parishioners as 
moduses. It is easy to see how moduses such as those of Charle- 
cote and Haseley might develop from temporary arrangements 
like those at Oxhill and Tanworth. Nothing except permanent 
commutation could remove all the trouble involved in tithe 
collecting. In the period of the terriers tithing in kind was a 
very unsatisfactory system both for the farmers and the clergy 
and constantly brought them into conflict, but the clergy could 
not afford to encourage commutation. 

Legal definitions of tithe always include personal tithes, a 
tenth of the profits, wages or fees of merchants, tradesmen, 
craftsmen, servants, journeymen, and professional men. These 
were generally being paid still when the Valor Ecclesiasticus was 
compiled,^ but in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries they 
completely disappeared 'leaving hardly a memory behind'. ^ 
They must always have been difficult to collect, and were 
naturally more important to the town clergy than in rural 
benefices such as are most of those in this collection. The only 
unambiguous reference to the survival of personal tithes in the 
terriers is at Shipston-on-Stour in 1 6 1 7 where it is said : 'Every 
tradesman of the said towne payeth according to his ability and 
increase and servantes for their wagesse after the custom of the 
place.' In 1585 the vicar of Wootton Wawen enumerated 'a 
tenth of all profittes' among his tithes, but if personal tithes 
were a reality there at that date they soon disappeared, for the 
list of tithes in the terrier of 161 7 does not include them. 

V. Offerings 

Offerings, like tithes, are usually only described in the terriers 
of 1 7 14. By that date the only regular offerings were those due 
at Easter; in medieval times there had usually been four prin- 
cipal offering days in a year. 3 The sum demanded at Easter was 
often id. from each communicant, but many parishes had a 
different custom of their own. At Alderminster and Morton 
Bagot 'foreigners' paid more than those born in the parish; 
at Coughton and Ipsley single persons paid more than the 
married. At Binton each family, at Kinwarton each house 
paid 4^. In the latter parish servants paid more; their rate may 

^ A. G. Little, 'Personal tithes', English Historical Review, Ix, 1945, pp. 67-88. 

2 Ibid., p. 88. 

3 Cf. J. R. H. Moorman, Church Life in England in the Thirteenth Century, 
1945, pp. 126-8. 


have included an ancient modus for the tithes of their wages as 
this tithe had also been due at Easter. 

The marriage service was the occasional office of the church 
for which the largest offering was claimed in 1 7 1 4, often 2s. 6d. 
for a marriage with banns and 5J. for a marriage by licence. 
Fees for burials were much smaller. Medieval canonists taught 
that it was illegal to charge fees for the sacraments, and this 
seems always to have been especially applicable to baptism. 
Offerings at christenings are mentioned in only one terrier, that 
of Tysoe. In some parishes at least mortuaries were still due in 
1 7 14, 'according to the statute' as the terriers sometimes say. 
Before the Reformation this payment, made on the death of a 
parishioner by his relatives, had often been made in kind. A 
fairly generous scale of monetary payments was fixed by an Act 
of 1529.1 Those leaving goods and chattels worth less than 10 
marks at their death paid no fee; those worth from 10 marks to 
;^30 were to pay 35. 4,^., and from £20 to £^0, 6s. 8^., while 
anyone dying worth more than £^0 was to pay los. 

vi. Values of livings 

These sources of income appear numerous, and agricultural 
historians conscious of the unfortunate effects of tithe on agri- 
culture have sometimes viewed the clergy as greedy tax-collec- 
tors of the worst kind. Yet the clergy, even if they managed to 
collect all their dues without opposition, were often still poor. 
The terriers only occasionally give the value of a benefice, but 
returns exist of the annual 'common reputed value' of livings in 
1664—5 ^°^ sixteen dioceses including Worcester.^ When an 
incumbent farmed his glebe himself and collected his tithes in 
kind, as he normally did in this area in this period, the income 
of the living would obviously vary from year to year. Thus such 
valuations can only be approximate, and they are usually mul- 
tiples of £10. Nevertheless, they are some indication of the 
values of the properties described here at that date, when prices 
were at much the same level as in 1714. Brailes, said to be worth 
^^90 in 1665, is valued at ;/^ 100 in the terrier of 17 14. Tysoe is 
valued at ;/^30 at both dates. Honington, worth ^^30 in 1665, is 
valued at, in all, £i<^. ijs. 6d. in the terrier of 1715, although 
this includes a curious figure for the value of the small tithes. 3 
Haseley and Haselor follow each other in the list of 1665 and 

^ 21 Henry VIII, cap. 6. 

^ Lambeth Palace Library, MS. 923. Worcester occupies ff. 313-21. 

3 p. 120, n. I, below. 


;^8 is given as the value of both, but this was perhaps a copyist's 
slip; ;^8 is a credible value for Haselor, but not for Haseley 
which was worth ^^50. 6s. 6d. in addition to the tithe wood in 
1 7 14. Omitting Haseley, this valuation includes fifty-six of the 
benefices for which there are terriers. Of these, nearly a half 
were worth only £2^ or less and only four were worth more 
than ;^ioo.'' The very poorest were, of course, the vicarages 
endowed with stipends mentioned above. ^ 

If the figures of 1664—5 ^''^ compared with the valuations of 
livings of 1 535 in the Valor Ecclesiasticus^ it is evident that most 
livings had increased several-fold in money value in this period, 
even if the Valor represents, like most medieval valuations for 
purposes of taxation, 3 less than the true worth of the benefices 
concerned. It is noticeable, however, that the poorer vicarages 
show less increase in value than the richer rectories, and thus 
clerical incomes in this area were probably more unequal in 
1 7 14 than they had been in 1535. While corn and hay, which 
were the most valuable part of a rector's tithe, continued to rise 
rapidly in price after the middle of Elizabeth's reign, livestock 
did not rise so quickly after that date,^ and the price of wool, an 
important part of the small tithes, did not increase in the early 
seventeenth century. s Moreover, the value of glebe seems to 
have increased more quickly in this period than did any part 
of the tithes, and it was usually the livings with the largest 
endowments which had most glebe. Hamnet Leghe, the vicar 
of Wasperton, explaining at great length in his answers of 1 585 
why he thought he had been deprived of some income, re- 
marked in the course of his complaints *an old man told me 
that a yard land about 60 yeres agone was worth but x^'. 
Warwickshire glebe is not valued separately in the Valor but in 
very few Worcestershire livings was the glebe said to be worth 
more than Iji in 1535.^ The yardland of glebe at Brailes in 
1 7 1 4, on the other hand, was said to be worth ^^20, and the two 
yardlands at Honington had been let for f^\i before 1635 and 

' The values of Bearley, Hatton, Moreton Morrell, Shipston, and Wasperton, 
all poor livings, are not given. The full details are: under £\o, 2; j^ii-20, 8; 
X21-30, 14; Cz\-\o, 5; ;^4i-5o, 2; ,/;5i-6o, 6; ^^61-75, 4? /^76-ioo, ii; 
over /^i 00, 4. ^ pp. xxviii-xxix above. 

^ Cf. W. E. Lunt, The Valuation of Norwich, 1926, pp. 126-9. 

^ J. E. Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, 1 866, 
iv. 292, 302, 356; V. 276, 312, 354. 

5 Ibid., p. 673. Cf. M. Campbell, The English Yeoman under Elizabeth and 
the Early Stuarts, 1942, p. 197. 

^ Valor Ecclesiasticusy'm. 217-46. 


were let for £ii in 17 14. Thus, for instance, the vicarage of 
Charlecote, valued at £6 in 1535^ with no glebe and some tithe 
commuted, was worth only ^^15 in 1665, while the tiny rec- 
tories of Oldberrow and Spernall endowed with great tithe and 
some glebe had both increased from £i^. i 8j. Q)d. and ^^4 respec- 
tively in 1535 to ;^30 in 1665. Long Compton was excep- 
tionally valuable for a vicarage in 1535 when it was assessed 
at 1,11. 15J. 6^., but there was no glebe there, and in 1665 it 
was worth only ijid. 13J. \d. The rectory of Barford, on the 
other hand, valued at ^/^i i . 1 1 j. od. in i c^'}^^^ with a large glebe, 
was worth ;{^ioo in 1665. 

In 1 7 14 these inequalities would perhaps be more marked 
than at any other period before the industrial and agricultural 
revolutions. Not only had medieval appropriations and Tudor 
and Stuart economic changes altered the extent and value of 
original endowments, but the work of augmenting the poorest 
livings had, as the terriers show, hardly begun in this area. 
The stipend which was part of the income of Budbrooke vicar- 
age was increased in 1634 at the same time as those of the 
vicars of St. Mary and St. Nicholas in Warwick,^ and, as has 
already been mentioned, Merton College, in 17 14, leased land 
to the vicar of Wolford at a nominal rent as an augmentation. 3 
These seem to be the only augmentations in the area in this 
period. William Edes as vicar of St. Mary's, Warwick, in 1687 
failed to obtain a further increase in the vicar's stipend from the 
Corporation, and his request for it was the beginning of an 
acrimonious dispute.'* 

The terriers, therefore, when combined with other sources, 
suggest that economic changes were not detrimental to all the 
clergy. The tendency of this period seems to have been towards 
greater inequality rather than towards a general decline in the 
value of livings. 

' Parishes in Kineton deanery, Valor, iii. 96-97, and in Warwick deanery, 
ibid., pp. 91-93. 

^ p. XXX above. 

^ p. xxxiii above. 

'' P. Styles, 'The Corporation of Warwick, 1660-183 5', Birm. Arch. Soc. 
Trans, lix, 1935, p. 17. 




The descriptions of glebe in part account for differences in 
values of livings, and they illustrate the life of a rural incum- 
bent; but their chief value now is as sources both of local topo- 
graphy and of agricultural history. It is sometimes, of course, 
possible to reconstruct the agricultural system of a particular 
parish in this period in much more detail than can be recon- 
structed from the terriers by the use of estate documents or 
depositions in lawsuits. Probably, however, no other single 
source throws as much light on the agricultural pattern of a 
large area under Elizabeth and the Stuarts as a diocesan collec- 
tion of terriers. 

A majority of these Warwickshire terriers relate to parishes 
where the land was cultivated under the open-field system, and 
the descriptions of the glebe are quite unrecognizable to a 
modern parishioner. The main features of this system have often 
been described.^ In medieval times most townships throughout 
the Midlands were divided into two or three very large arable 
fields, one of which remained fallow each year. By the seven- 
teenth century there were in this district and elsewhere many 
townships with four fields. This was a less wasteful system, for 
with a fourfold rotation of crops three-quarters of the land was 
sown each year, but H. L. Gray found no example of four fields 
in a 'regular' field system before the sixteenth century.^ The 
terriers are sometimes the only and often the most accessible 
source for the number and names of these fields, and when the 
glebe is described in detail the approximate position in the 
parish of each field can usually be worked out. 

The fields were divided into furlongs of irregular shape 
following the lie of the land. The names of the furlongs are 
usually more interesting than those of the fields, and often sur- 
vive as the names of modern closes. The furlongs were made up 
of narrow strips called in this area 'lands' or, less often, 'ridges', 
which were produced by the methods of ploughing used before 

' See especially C. S. and C. S. Orwin, The Open Fields, 1938; H. L.Gray, 
English Field Systems, 191 5 (Harvard Historical Studies, XXII); M. W. Beres- 
ford, 'Ridge and furrow and the open fields'. Economic Histor-^ Reviezc, 2nd ser., 
i, 1948, pp. 34-45; and E. Kerridge, 'Ridge and furrow and agrarian history', 
ibid, iv, 195 1, pp. 14-36. 2 Gray, op. cit., p. 73. 



the era of the tractor. ^ These ridges which can still be seen in 
areas of heavy soil, and elsewhere in air photographs, though 
the land has been put to different uses or cross-ploughed, are 
still known to some Warwickshire farmers as 'lands'. The unit 
holding in these fields, of which an individual might occupy 
several or only a fraction, was always known in this area as 
a yardland; it could vary from about 70 acres (as at Wolver- 
ton in 1585) to 16, as at Weethley;^ about 30 acres was a more 
common size. In a 'normal' field system each yardland com- 
prised approximately the same number of 'lands' in each field, 
scattered singly or in small numbers through the furlongs. To 
each yardland was allotted a fixed number of animals in the 
fields after harvest and on any common pasture grounds of 
the township, and also a share in the common meadows often 
apportioned by lot each year. In a detailed terrier each land or 
block of lands belonging to the incumbent is described by nam- 
ing the occupants of adjacent property, and often by referring 
to other features which help to locate it such as a hedge, a 
stream, or a road. The last is sometimes a valuable reference to a 
highway which has lost its former importance. 

In some parishes these field systems remained little changed 
from Saxon times until the period of enclosure by private Act 
of Parliament of the second half of the eighteenth and the early 
nineteenth centuries. In other parishes the fields were wholly or 
partly enclosed in the fifteenth or sixteenth centuries, and con- 
verted by their owners to pasture grounds for the rearing of 
sheep, or to parks. Some of these earlier enclosures have 
already been mentioned because they affected the clergy's tithes. 
The enclosure movement is especially well documented in 
Warwickshire. In addition to returns to the royal commis- 
sioners appointed to inquire into depopulations in 15 17, which 
survive for ten counties, the returns to the 1 549 commission 
have survived for this county only, in transcripts made by Sir 
William Dugdale. We also have a long list of Warwickshire 
hamlets depopulated in the fifteenth century given by John 
Rous, the chantry priest of Guy's Cliffe, in about 1480, in his 
Historia Regum Angliae, Studies have now been made of both 
the parliamentary and the Tudor or earlier enclosures of the 
county. 3 The terriers sometimes show how far these earlier 

^ See Orwin and Orwin, op. cit., pp. 32-36. ^ P- 131 below. 

3 W. E. Tate, 'Enclosure acts and awards relating to Warwickshire', and 
M. W. Beresford, 'The deserted villages of Warwickshire', Birm. Arch. Soc. 
Trans., vols. Ixv (1949) and Ixvi (1950). Mr. Tate prints the passage from Rous 


enclosures extended in a parish. The most precise instance is at 
Lighthorne, where 'the farme' had evidently been converted to 
sheep pasture a long time before 1585, although depopula- 
tion is not reported there by Rous or the Tudor commis- 
sioners. The 161 7 terrier speaks of 'the Tithe of Nyneteene 
yarde Lande with the tythe of the Farme, w*"^ is all the parishe 
there'. ^ 

Enclosure of the common fields did not cease between the 
early sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries.^ Some parishes 
were wholly enclosed by agreement, sometimes confirmed by a 
decree of the court of Chancery. In other parishes, pieces of 
land were sometimes taken out of the common fields or from 
the common pastures and enclosed piecemeal, sometimes by 
owners of manors and sometimes by tenants, at all dates from 
medieval times to the eighteenth century. Strips were some- 
times exchanged between tenants so that the holdings of each 
became consolidated into a few blocks of strips often more 
unevenly distributed between the fields than the scattered 
'lands'. This was often, as might be expected, a preliminary to 
enclosure, as at Tidmington. The glebe belonging to the rector 
of Tredington in his chapelry of Tidmington is described in 
1 6 1 7 as 'one yardland whereof the most part doth lie in pieces' ; 
in 1 7 1 4 it is in closes. At Alveston, on the other hand, the glebe 
which in 1585 consisted of 'parcels', some of them containing 
more than twenty ridges, was still in 1 7 14 described as a yard- 
land with commons. 3 

Enclosure was the obvious method to be adopted by land- 
owners wishing to introduce agricultural improvement and 
make farming more profitable, but there were often obstacles 
to be overcome, especially the customary rights of tenants in 
the commons, and the initial expenses of ditching and hedging 
closes. It was, however, possible to introduce a degree of im- 
provements within the old system by less drastic methods. A 
two-field system, as has already been implied, could easily be 
converted to a four-field system, by dividing each field into 
two. Occasionally a larger number of fields are found ; Alveston, 
where agricultural experiment within the open-field system has 

both in Latin and in translation (Ixv. 58-61), and Mr. Beresford lists all the 
depopulated sites mentioned either by Rous or in the reports to the commis- 
•sioners of 15 17 and 1549 (Ixvi. 86-106). ' p. 146 below. 

^ See E. M. Leonard, 'The inclosure of common fields in the seventeenth 
■century', Trans, of the Royal Historical Society, n.s., vol. xix, 1905. 

^ pp. 10- 1 1 below. 


been noted in the eighteenth century, ' already had at least eight 
fields in 1585, and is probably the only instance of multiplica- 
tion of fields beyond four in this area illustrated in the terriers. ^ 
More fields meant, or could mean, a less rigid system, for an 
individual field could more easily be changed from one crop to 
another or from arable to pasture. The final stage, or a different 
system, which has been noted in other areas, especially East 
Anglia,3 might be to abolish the fields altogether ; furlongs could 
then be grouped and sown in any desired combination and the 
combinations changed as seemed convenient. The situation at 
Barford in 1684 seems to have been one near to this stage. 
The lands are listed by various named parts of the parish, some 
of which are called fields and some of which are not, as ' i 
crop land', '2 crop land', and '3 crop land'. Whitchurch, where 
no fields are named in the 17 14 terrier, certainly had furlongs 
only by 1844, when the tithe map and award were made. 4 

A more normal field system is best illustrated in these volumes 
at Kinwarton, for there the 17 14 terrier can be compared with 
a reproduction of a map of the parish of 1752 (see PI. II). 
The hedges which were the boundaries of the five open fields 
of Kinwarton are marked on the map ; these fields are evidently 
exactly the same at that date as in 17 14, although all but one 
had changed their names in the interval. s The terriers suggest 
that part of the 'Little Field' may have been enclosed at some 
date between 1585 and 1 7 1 4, to form the closes near the village 
labelled 'Kinwarton Inclosures' on the map. In 1585 the rector 
had 'no severall to grase one beaste'; in 17 14 he had 'one little 
close called y^ Eleaven lands, it was taken formerly out of y® 
little Field'. ^ The terrier of 17 14 says that the Little Field was 
sown with the smallest of the other four, the field leading to 
Coughton Cow Pasture, so that there was a fourfold rotation of 

' F.C.H. Warw'icks. iii, 284-5. 

^ The glebe of Bidford was divided between the fields of Bidford and those 
of Broom, and that of Newbold Pacey between Newbold and Wellesbourne, and 
in neither case is it clear from the terriers which fields were cultivated together. 
Kinwarton 's five fields were cultivated as four (below, p. 1 3 3). Nine fields are men- 
tioned in a survey of Snitterfield of 1672 among court rolls in the Birthplace 
Library; I owe this information to Mr. P. Styles. 

3 Gray, op. cit., pp. 313-16. 

* In the Warwick County Record Office, D.R.O. 84A. 

5 The field leading to Coughton Cow Pasture (1714) = Upper Field (1752); 
Great Field = Alcester Field; Middle Field = Barton's Field; the field towards 
Great Alne = Slit Pit Field. 

^ pp. 130, 136 below. 

B 2746 d 


The interest of terriers to agricultural historians is thus that 
they show which parishes still had open-field systems and give 
many details about these fields. The descriptions both of glebe 
and of prescriptive moduses help to date and identify pre- 
parliamentary enclosures in the period between the Tudor in- 
quiries and the enclosure awards when other sources are often 
lacking. Before commenting in more detail on the progress of 
enclosure in this area and on a few of the most interesting 
features of the field systems, one limitation of the terriers must 
be pointed out. 

The glebe was only a single holding in the parish, and it is 
not always correct to assume that most other holdings in the 
parish would be of the same pattern. Thus for instance the large 
glebe of Beaudesert, most of which was in Preston Bagot 
parish, consisted wholly of closes in this period, but the glebe 
of the rector of Preston Bagot as described in 1585 included 
15 acres in common fields there with common pasture rights. 
Similarly the land detained from the church at Honington 
was in the same four fields as the vicarage glebe in 1635, but 
was much more consolidated than the glebe. Nevertheless, 
while these instances cannot be ignored, the glebe can often 
be shown to be a typical holding, as, for example, at Brailes, 
Cherington, Kinwarton, and Ilmington.^ Usually reference to 
the enclosure acts and awards of a later period also confirms the 
evidence of the terriers. We find that parishes which appear 
from the terriers to be largely open have awards for enclosures 
which include much arable land and cover most of the parish, 
and that in parishes where the glebe is in closes there is either 
no act or one concerned only with the enclosure of waste land. 
In the case of parishes in the hundred of Barlichway many of 
the articles in volume III of the Victoria County History also give 
details about open fields and enclosures which confirm and 
complement the evidence of the terriers. 

All discussions of the agricultural history of Warwickshire 
begin with the contrast between the north and south of the 
county, the enclosed Arden and the 'champion' Feldon, which 
was constantly commented on by topographers and travellers 
from the cime of Leland onwards. Most of the Feldon remained 
open until the period of parliamentary enclosure. Much of the 

' Brailes can be compared with a survey of the manor of Upper Brailes of 
5 James I, summarized in Gray, op. cit., p. 437; for Cherington, see p. 76, 
below; Ilmington can be compared with a map of the parish of 1778 at the 
Birthplace Library, Stratford-upon-Avon. 


Arden was doubtless enclosed as the forest was cleared and 
never came under the open-field system. In some Arden 
parishes there is evidence of part of the land being cultivated 
in common in medieval times. ^ In the terrier of 1585 (but not 
in that of 17 14) there is a reference to a common field at Tan- 
worth, the parish farthest north in the area covered by these 
documents. These Arden fields have irregularities and do not 
usually cover the whole parish; they usually disappeared before 
the era of parliamentary enclosure without causing complaints 
of evictions and encroachments. Most of the enclosures men- 
tioned by Rous and in the reports of the Tudor commissioners 
are within the Feldon area. There are only two parishes south 
of the Avon where the glebe is wholly in closes in the earliest 
terrier, Atherstone-on-Stour and Alderminster. At Atherstone 
extensive enclosure is reported in 1549,^ and in the description 
of the glebe there is an echo of its former open state; though a 
close its size is given as '39 ridges' as well as in acres. Goldicote 
in Alderminster is mentioned by Rous, 3 but much of the parish 
was not enclosed until 1736.^ The glebe comprised four closes 
containing 20 acres but one of the common fields is men- 
tioned in the description of their boundaries in 17 14. 

Leland and later topographers regarded the Avon as the 
boundary between the Arden and the Feldon, but there is 
divergence of opinion among modern geographers as to how 
far south the ancient forest of Arden actually extended. s The 
glebes of the area covered by the terriers fall into four geo- 
graphical divisions with a neatness which it is tempting to 
exaggerate, but which certainly seems to be more than acci- 
dental. These divisions throw some light on the boundary 
between the Arden and the Feldon. There are first a series of 
parishes on the northern edge of the ancient diocese of 
Worcester, Arden country by all definitions, where the glebe 
is wholly in closes. Travelling from west to east we have Sper- 
nall, Ipsley, Oldberrow, Tanworth (in 17 14), Lapworth, Row- 
ington, Claverdon, and Haseley. At Morton Bagot and Preston 
Bagot there is more enclosed than common field glebe. By 1 7 14 
at least there were two other enclosed townships to the south- 
west of this region, which is also wooded country. At Arrow 
there was no glebe, but it is evident from the 17 14 terrier that 

^ R. H. Hilton, Socia/ Structure of Rural Warwickshire in the Middle Ages 
(Dugdale Soc. Occasional Papers, no. 9, 1950), pp. 22-25. 

2 Birm. Arch. Soc. Trans. Ixv. 65. ^ Ibid., p. 59. 

^ Ibid., p. 78. s Hilton, op. cit., p. 13. 


the parish was enclosed at that date. The open-field glebe in 
Weethley (a chapelry of Kinwarton) had been exchanged for a 
money payment between 1585 and 1 7 14, and the reference to a 
chancery decree suggests that the chapelry was enclosed by this 
means within that period. 

The glebe in the southern projection of the county, Feldon 
country by all definitions, is almost always unenclosed, and 
most of the terriers of this area suggest regular field systems. 
The only exceptions south of a line drawn from Lighthorne to 
Ilmington are Barcheston, where much of the glebe was lost in 
the enclosures of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and 
the adjacent hamlet of Tidmington enclosed within this period.^ 
Some of the best examples of 'normal' field systems are Chering- 
ton, Ilmington, Lighthorne, Oxhill, Stretton-on-Fosse, Tred- 
ington, Whatcote, and Whichford. 

Between the northern fringe of largely enclosed parishes and 
the Avon there is another group of parishes where the glebe is 
largely open. The terriers of Aston Cantlow, Bidford, Binton, 
Exhall, Kinwarton, Wolverton, and Wootton Wawen^ all sug- 
gest regular field systems. The land detained from the curate of 
Bishopton as described in 1635 is evenly divided between three 
fields, but is in consolidated pieces. The glebe of the rector 
of Kinwarton in Great Alne, although unevenly distributed 
between the fields as well as partly consolidated, was still largely 
open in 17 14. At Snitterfield there is no detailed description of 
the glebe, but the terriers of 1617 and 17 14 show that it com- 
prised two yardlands and the rest of the parish forty-eight yard- 
lands. At Haselor, Norton Lindsey, and Salford Priors there 
are references to yardlands and commons in 1585 or the early 
seventeenth century, but no descriptions. There was some en- 
closure in Great Alne, Kinwarton, Salford Priors, and Wootton 
in the sixteenth or seventeenth centuries,^ but in all the above 
townships including these four a substantial amount of land 
remained unenclosed until at least the eighteenth century. ^ 

Finally, there is a fourth group of parishes in or near the 
Avon valley all of which were originally open, but where con- 

' See p. xlviii above. 

^ In the case of Wootton see, however, p. Iv belov^^. 

3 F.C.H. Warzvicks. iii. 23-24, 158, 196. 

^ There are enclosure av^^ards including arable land for all the parishes men- 
tioned in this paragraph except Great Alne and Salford Priors. The former was 
enclosed piecemeal over a very long period, there still being a piece of unenclosed 
land in Ringeway field in 1 873 ; the latter was enclosed by agreement probably in 
the early eighteenth century {F.C.H. Warzvicks. iii. 24, 158). 


solidation and enclosure had been conspicuous before this 
period, and where change is more noticeable between 1585 and 
1 7 14 than elsewhere in the area covered by the terriers. Out- 
side this last group Tidmington and Weethley are the only- 
hamlets which appear to have been wholly enclosed between 
1585 and 1 714. The irregular field systems of Alveston and 
Barford and the enclosures at Atherstone and Alderminster 
have already been mentioned, and in a different context the 
possible completion of the enclosure of Walton in 1640.^ The 
extensive glebe of Hampton Lucy, though in fields over which 
there were common rights in 1617, was in large pieces, includ- 
ing 'xliiij [ridges] in the old pasture', 2 and the parish was en- 
closed piecemeal by a process completed by the early eighteenth 
century. 3 Wasperton was finally enclosed in 1664; the terrier 
of 1 585 reveals some sixteenth-century enclosure there and that 
of 1 6 1 7 shows that the vicar's glebe was then unevenly distri- 
buted between the fields, and in part consolidated. ^ Charlecote, 
the neighbour of these two, is puzzling; Rous describes it as 
almost wholly imparked and largely depopulated, but it is evi- 
dent from the terriers that thirty-one yardlands were not en- 
closed until some date between 1635 and 17 14. In Newbold 
Pacey, Ashorne field was enclosed at some date between 1608 
and 1 7 14. At Loxley the glebe is described as a yardland in 
16 17, with common pasture rights, but the pieces are consoli- 
dated and unevenly distributed. One piece of green sward in 
Mill hill is described as 'hedged in rounde w'^ the aireable 
grounde last before named', that is with a piece of sixteen 
ridges. In 1 7 14 what appear to be the same pieces are described 
as if they were closes without any reference to a yardland, 
ridges, or commons. H. L. Gray suggested that within the 
Midlands by the seventeenth century irregular field systems 
and frequent enclosures were found in two types of country, 
in the forest regions where there probably never had been 'nor- 
mal' field systems, and in river valleys, which he regards as the 
areas where 'normal' systems first broke down. He suggests that 
the fertile valleys were the regions especially suitable for agri- 
cultural improvement.5 These details of a short stretch of the 
Avon valley fully support his suggestions. 

' p. xxxix above. ^ p. 10 1 below. 

3 F.C.H. Warwicks.m. loi. 

* D. M. Barratt, 'The inclosure of the manor of Wasperton in 1664*, The 

University of Birmingham Historical Journal, iii, no. 2, 1952. 
s Op. cit., pp. 88-108. 


These four divisions show that the main dividing line between 
parishes with enclosed and unenclosed glebe, on this side at 
least of Warwickshire, was considerably north of the Avon. On 
the other hand, a traveller riding in Dugdale's day from the up- 
land southern projection of the county, an area almost entirely 
of regular open fields, through the partially enclosed Avon 
valley, to the Arden country, might well ignore the narrow 
strip of open-field parishes to the north of the valley and regard 
the Avon as a convenient approximate boundary between the 
Arden and the Feldon. John Ogilby, who was recording the 
nature of the land in detail for his road books in Charles II's 
reign, did note the belt of champion country north of the river, 
for he writes, 'From Stratford an open way generally heathy 
conveys you between Haseler and Aston [Cantlow] . . .'J 

Finally, there are a few further points concerning the open 
fields of this area, as depicted in the terriers, which seem worthy 
of mention. In medieval times most of south Warwickshire, 
like the whole Cotswold region on the edge of which it lies, had 
had a two-field economy. This simple system is best illustrated 
in the terriers at Lighthorne, where it survived until 17 14. The 
only other parish whose latest terrier suggests two-field systems 
is Whichford, where there were two fields in each of the two 
townships, Whichford and Stourton, in 1639. As in north 
Oxfordshire, 2 most of the fields in the south of the county had 
by this period been divided into four, often called 'quarters', 
as, for example, in the Brailes terrier of 17 14 reproduced here 
(see PI. I). By 17 14 there are thirteen parishes, four of 
them north of the Avon, where the description of the glebe 
suggests a regular four-field system. The change must have 
taken pace at Brailes between 1607—8 and 17 14 for at the 
earlier date there were two fields, 'north and 'south', not four 
quarters, in Upper Brailes. 3 The change also took place at Ox- 
hill in this period, where the 'east side' and 'west side' of the 
1617 terrier had become four quarters by 17 14. A less simple 
form of subdivision into four quarters, with some extra pieces, 
seems to have been in process at Cherington between 1585 and 
1617 and was completed by 17 14. Binton, Halford, and Stret- 
ton-on-Fosse had four fields by 1585, Ilmington by 1607, and 
Honington and Whatcote by 16 17. In the remaining four 
parishes, Exhall, Kinwarton, Tredington, and Wolverton, the 
1 7 14 terrier is the earliest in which the fields are indicated. At 

' Britannia, 1675, p. 25. 

^ Gray, op. cit., p. 126. ^ ibid., p. 437. 


Binton in 1635 and 1714 and at Honington in 161 7 and 1635 
the fields are described by reference to the crops growing there. 
In each parish the rotation was the same: barley, wheat, pease 
or pulse, and fallow. 

Three-field systems have been noted in the Avon valley in 
medieval times. There are six parishes, all north of the Avon, in 
which three fields are mentioned in the terriers, but there is no 
parish where the description of the glebe suggests a three-field 
economy as regular as the four-field systems referred to above. 
Bishopton and Great Alne have already been mentioned. ' At 
Aston Cantlow the glebe in 161 7 and 17 14 was scattered in 
single lands or small numbers through three fields but is un- 
evenly divided between them. 2 The fields of Morton Bagot 
were clearly of the irregular Arden type. There is only an inci- 
dental reference to the three common fields of Hatton in the 
Haseley terrier of 1585.3 In 1585 the vicarage glebe at Woot- 
ton Wawen is described as half a yardland containing 10 acres 
in each of three fields. There is the same appearance of regu- 
larity in the terrier of 16 17, which gives the number of ridges 
in each field (but not their positions) and the names of the fields. 
The latter are the simple directional names so often found in 
'normal' field systems: the field towards Henley, the field to- 
wards Edstone, and the field butting northward upon the road 
to Stratford. There were, however, more than three fields in 
Wootton by 1732,^ and the existence of a regular three-field 
system in 16 17 can hardly be assumed in a parish so near the 
Arden from one holding not fully described. Thus in this area 
two- and four-field systems seem to have survived more often 
under the Tudors and Stuarts than three-field systems and to 
have retained more of their original regularity. 

There are onlv three references to balks in the terriers, all 
of them capable of more than one interpretation. It used to be 
supposed that each man's scattered strips in the common fields 
were divided from his neighbours by strips of unploughed land 
called balks. Professor and Dr. Orwin showed that this was not 
normally so,5 and that most of the references to balks were to 
strips of grass between furlongs and at the edges of fields, which 
would provide sufficient access to the lands. Nevertheless, some 

' p. lii above. 

^ The demesne was in three fields in Aston in 1 348, but in only two in 1 273, 
F.C.H. Wanvicks.m. 35. ^ p. 103 below. 

* W. Cooper, Wootton Wawen, 1936, p. 61; cf. Hilton, op. cit., p. 23. 
5 Op. cit., pp. 43-48. 


examples have been found of references to balks which must be 
unploughed strips between the lands. ' In the Binton terrier of 
1635 we are told 'Every arrable lande hath or should haue on 
the midside of y^ lande where y^ plowe setteth in a litle bailee'. ^ 
At first sight 'midside' suggests the middle of the long side of a 
land, but the plough would not be setting in here; presumably 
therefore the middle of the short side is intended both here and 
at Whitchurch, where in 1 6 1 7 part of the glebe is described as 
three and a half yardlands in Wimpstone field 'bearinge a marke 
w*^^ the Baulke on the Rydge'. At Ilmington all the lands are 
simply described as 'marked w*^*" the Parsonedge bauke'.3 These 
references would seem to suggest small pieces of grass on the 
ends of the 'lands', but not extending right across them, on 
which perhaps stood a stone or some other form of mark to 
indicate the owner of the land.''- 

In some parishes south of the Avon some of the strips in the 
furlongs are called 'acres', rather than lands or ridges. It is no 
longer supposed that each 'land' was approximately a statute acre 
in area. The man who compiled the Whichford terrier of 1585" 
had more liking for precision than most of his fellows, and says 
that he has set out the glebe 'devided into acres accordinge to 
the nomination or estimation of the countrie, but not acres ac- 
cordinge to the statute'. The acre in this sense however was 
evidently not always (as it is now usually assumed to be) simply 
a synonym for 'land' or 'ridge'. The heading to the Stretton-on- 
Fosse terrier of 1585 describes this as 'containing the Acres of 
meadowgrounde, Landes & laies, by common valuacion, ac- 
comptinge every twooe landes, ridges, farndells, butts, or laies 
great & small for an Acre'. A comparison of the acres mentioned 
in the Honington terrier of 1 6 1 7 and the lands in that of 1 7 1 4 
shows that the acre was also here equivalent to two lands. A 
similar meaning is suggested by the use of the phrase 'beinge 
syngle landes, and not Acres' in the Lighthorne terrier of 1585.5 
This usage is perhaps that referred to in an Elizabethan treatise 
on land measurement: 'There is an Acre by Estimacion, that is 
when two landes each bearinge the breadth of two Pole at eiche 
ende is reputed an Acre, whatsoeuer the length be, and in like 

' See M. W. Beresford, 'Glebe terriers and open-field Buckinghamshire', 
Records of Bucks, xv, pt. 5, 195 1-2, p. 296. 

^ p. 52 below. 3 p_ J 22 below. 

^ Cf. the instance quoted by Mr. Beresford (loc. cit.) from a Simpson 
(Bucks.) terrier of 1625: 'every arable lande of the gleabe hath a baulke left 
unplowed time out of minde at one ende of the land on the ridge thereof. 

5 p. 146 below. 


sorte 4 landes bearinge a pole breadth at eich Ende are reconed 
as an Acre.'^ 

Another feature of the common fields of the south of the 
county is that they frequently included grassland as well as 
arable. 2 At Oxhill all the meadow ground belonging to the rec- 
tor's one and ahalfyardlands consisted of 'leys' of 'green sward', 
in the common fields, but usually as at Brailes and Stretton-on- 
Fosse these 'leys' or 'fathers' were mowing ground supplement- 
ing the common meadows. 

At Spernall it is interesting to note that while there is no 
reference in 1585 or 17 14 to common arable land or pasture 
rights, there was still a common meadow in 17 14. There is no 
detailed description in this collection of the methods by which 
the common meadow was re-allotted each year, such as is occa- 
sionally found in terriers. The Brailes terrier of 1616 and the 
Binton terrier of 17 14 both state clearly, however, that the 
meadow ground there was still changed by lot annually. 3 

The right to collect firewood from particular bits of waste- 
land was also sometimes allocated by lot. The vicar of Brailes 
was entitled to 'lott Fyrses' and 'Lott Thornes . . . propor- 
cionably', in 1 6 1 7 ; the rector of Cherington claimed 'Two lotts 
of Hedgrow' in 1714, and the curate of Tidmington in 16 17 
'lott furson, thorne & loppe'. 

The most valuable of the privileges which a holding in the 
common fields carried with it, however, was the pasture rights. 
The number of animals which the occupant of a yardland was 
allowed to keep on the fields after harvest and on the common 
pastures naturally varied from parish to parish, according to 
both the size of the yardland and the amount of land reserved 
for grazing in the parish. Thirty or forty sheep, four 'beasts' 
(that is cattle), and two horses was the most common 'stint' for 
a yardland in this area. At Halford the commons were variable 
in 1585.4 At Exhall between 1585 and 1714, andatLighthorne 
before 1585 (as was still remembered in 1617), the 'stint' had 
been reduced, although in both parishes after those dates it was 
still more generous than in many townships. At Alveston and 
Wasperton in 1585 the commons had been reduced as a result 
of enclosures; the vicar of Wasperton claimed that his prede- 
cessor had been allowed to continue keeping the old number of 

' Bodleian: MS. Eng. misc. c. 143, f. 307. This treatise is by Francis Tate of 
the Middle Temple and dated 23 November i 599. 
^ For other examples of this see Gray, op. cit., p. 35- 
^ pp. 62, 52 below. ^ pp. 97-98 below. 


animals In the pastures, when the other tenants' commons were 
abated. In 1585 the rector of Whichford (whose five yardlands 
of glebe was probably one of the largest holdings in the parish) 
said that he had a deed of 1473 t>y which the patron granted to 
the rectors commons without stint in Whichford. 

In the above pages an attempt has been made to outline the 
general history of a relatively little known class of document, 
and to show what light this particular collection of terriers 
throws both on the economic condition of the parish clergy and 
on the history of common fields and enclosures. Such docu- 
ments have hitherto been mainly used by students of agricul- 
tural history, but they are also a valuable source of information 
about the state of the Church and of the clergy. Little has been 
said of their importance for parish history, which will be to 
many their chief interest. This is far from negligible, but it 
varies very much from parish to parish, and can only in each 
instance be properly assessed by someone who has made a 
detailed study of the particular parish. 


The text as printed is a literal transcription and reproduces the spelling, 
punctuation, and layout of the original terriers. Points of special interest 
concerning the format of the documents are mentioned in the footnotes, 
which also contain historical and biographical data. The reference number 
of the document is printed in square brackets in the margin against the 
heading of each terrier, but other marginal notes printed appear in the 


1. Words underlined, underdotted, or crossed through for 

deletion in the original record, are enclosed in brackets (M""} 

2. Words interlined are enclosed in obtuse-angled paren- 
theses <west> 

3. Interpolations and additions by the transcriber are in 

square parentheses [meadow] 

4. Letters, words, and phrases, of which the reading is un- 
certain, are enclosed in square parentheses, with a query [ ? wood] 


Alcester. A true terrier, of all and singuler [d.r.o. 72/1] 
Buildinges Gleebland, Goodes, Tythinges, and 
other possessions whatsoeuer belonginge to the 
Parsonage of Alcester, w*4n the dioces of Wor- 
cester, taken the 8'^ day of May, Anno Domini 
1617 by the persons whose names are herevnto 

Inprimis one Chauncell containynge 13 yardes & an half in Buildinges 
length; and 4 yardes in breadth.^ 

Item one lardge house, fenced w*^^ a stone walle on the fore- 
froonte next the Church, scituated & beinge betwene the nowe 
dwellinge house of Antony Cheshere Southward, and the 
nowe dwellinge house of Tho. Hawthorn^ northward, which 
foresaid house contayneth tenne Roomes, (viz :) 5 vpper roomes 
& 5 neather roomes. The vpper Roomes are these (viz:) 3 
chambers, one Study, one Chamber of office. The neather 
Roomes are these (viz:) one Parlor, one halle, one buttry, 
j deyhouse, j woodhouse. 

Item one Kitchinge, one Spence & one Oven, w^^^ one vpper Owthouses 
Chamber in the foresaid kitchinge; Alsoe one Stable annexed 
to the kitchinge conteyninge one bay, Allsoe one lardge barne, 
distant from the kitchinge, w^^ barne conteyneth 5 bayes. 
Inprimis One Closse scituate & lyinge betwene a Closse of Gleeblandes 
Antony Chesheres possession, southward, and a close of Tho: 
Hawthorne^ possession northward, w^ foresaid Close con- 
tayneth in breadth 25 yardes & an half, And in lengthe 
reacheth from the barne downe to the Moore. 
Item twoe Gardens, the one litle the other lardge. 
Item twoe Courtes, the one lyinge betwene the dwellinge house 
and the kytchinge; the other lyinge betwene the barne & the 
kytchinge; contayninge 23 yardes & an half in breadth. 
Item One benche in the kitchinge & 3 litle poules, one benche Goodes 
in the halle, & one benche in the Parlor. 

Other Possessions. Item One Churchyard bounded w"^^ a 

' The chancel of the parish church is not normally included amongst the pro- 
perty of the rectory in terriers, although its repair was of course the responsibility 
of the rector, cf. R. Burn, Ecclesiastical Lazv, ed. R. Philhmore, 1842, i. 349-50. 

^ This name is added in a different hand and ink. 



stone walle & houses Soe that all from the Church walle & 
groundsill of the houses is the Churchyard as allso appereth by 
acte in the office of my Lo: Bushopp.^ 

Tythinges of From M"" Bellors Bottres at the vpper ende all alonge by the 
Alcester Riuers syde Close to Clarden Bridge,^ even to the inclosure of 
Thomas Fullford & Thomas Hasse, and from thence to 
Spittle brooke, and from thence to Weeles Lane & from thence 
to Alcester heath, conteyninge the Tyeth of the heath & all the 
inclosures thereof: And from the heath backward all alonge the 
High Wayes, to Grasse Closse & soe to the Bottres gate. 

Tythinges of Inprimis Shepheardes Closse. 

Kmges Jtem Kinges Coughton greate meadowe, Called the Lott acre, 

^ ^^ wherein is one Corner Called the Tyeth Corner (belonging to 

the Parson) conteininge by estimation 3 partes of an acre. 

Item M""'^ Tommes Close: Nicholas Greenes Closse: Mr 
Boovyes Closse: Humphrey Buttons Closse: William Hughes 
Closse : M'' Boovyes Closse behind & about his house adioyn- 
inge to the groue : Bennettes Closse, M'"'^ Tommes Close next 
to greate Coughton groundes, and soe from thence the Tyeth of 
Kinges Coughton Neather field to the Trenches, and soe to the 
high wayes. 

Item in the meadowe Called Cockmoore, there is one parcell 
belonginge to the Parson Called the Tyeth Corner nowe in the 
occupation of Humphrey Button, for the acres, halfe acres, & 
doles of the said meadowe. The Leasee there pay[s] tyeth besides. 
Other Ouersley Courte pay Tythes personall. 
lythmges p^j^^lly some parcells of Land belonging to Beuchampe Court 
from the which the parson hathe v^' yearly payd him. 3 
Thomas Powell, rector ibid.^ 
John Bovey, John Bellers, Oumphrey [ .f'PJowle, John W[.?ase]. 

' This probably refers to the consecration of the churchyard, or of an addition 
to the churchyard, but I have not been able to trace any surviving record of such 
a consecration in the Worcester Diocesan Registry. 

^ From the above, and the description of Clardon meadow given on p. 14 
below, this appears to be the bridge by which the Ryckneild Street crossed the 
Arrow, near Oversley Mill; this was apparently the main route from Wixford 
to Alcester until 1785 (see F.C.H. Warzvicks. iii. 9, 189). 

3 This last item is added in the same hand as the name of Thomas Hawthorn, 
p. I, n. 2, above. 

■* Thomas Powell was presented to the rectory of Alcester by the Crown on 
24 November 1603 and his bond given on institution is dated 6 June 1604 (Wore. 
Dioc. Reg., Presentation Deeds, 2nd ser., nos. 9-10). He remained rector until 
his death in 1633 (Dugdale, ii. 769). 



Deliuered vpon A true presentmentt of y^ articles r^^^ ^.. 
the curates othe. geuen vs in charge in the visitation 
Alderminster of y^ reuerende Father in god 

Edmund L. bushopp of Worcester 

An° Domini 1585. 

imprimis We present that we haue a very faire byble of the 
i last translation of the lesser volume, our parishe 
beinge but a very smalle parishe.^ 

Item 2 We present that the Queen is the Patron of the 
benefice, beinge a vicarage. 

Item 3 We present that there is no glibe land belonginge 
vnto the same vicarage but on orchard or closse 
wherin the howse standeth containing by estima- 
tion on acre or there aboutes. 

Item We present that the curat hath for the servinge the 

same cure to the value of viij'* or there vpon. 2 

Item To the third 456 articles we haue nothinge to present 

Thomas Pickringe Curat 

Jhon Dollat and 

William Fenton Churchwardence 

Rychard Fenton and 

Roger Williams^ inhabitantes 

pro def pro quer' pro 


^ In 1563 the parish was said to contain twenty-three families (B.M. Harleian 
MS. 595, f. 212). Alderminster was transferred from Worcestershire to Warwick- 
shire in 193 1. 

^ John Trubishaw, vicar from 31 October 1582 until his resignation in 1594 
(Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 32, ff. 22, 64), was presumably not resident in the parish and 
therefore employed a curate. 

3 These five names are all written in the same hand as the answers to the 

* This note that the document was exhibited on behalf of the defendant and of 
the plaintiff in a lawsuit is in a seventeenth-century hand. Parishioners of Alder- 
minster were sued for tithe in the court of Exchequer by the vicar in 1 670-1 and 
1676-7, and by the impropriator of the rectory (James Milward) in 1685, and 
this document and the terriers of 1616/17 and 1635 were presumably ex- 
hibited as evidence in one or other of those cases {F.C.H. Worcs. iv. 12; Reports 
of the Deputy Keepers of Public Records, XL, App. no. i, pp. 201, 205, 288, 300, 



[Endorsed:] Decanat' de Kingt 


^ C Aldermarson 

r Barcheston 

r Cherington 
r Whichforde 

C Tydmington 
C Burmington 


V Charlecote 

V Alveston 

C Cumbroke^ 

V Loxley 

V Newbold pacie 

r Barforde 

r Lyghthorne 
C Mowrton merrell^ 

^ C V Wolford 
r Oxhill 

V Compton longa^ 

r Whatcote 

V Ettington {vicaria} 

r Halford 

r barton super le heath^ 

V Wasperton 

r Tredington 

V Tiso^ 

[^•^•°-7^/3l i6i6 Aldermynster. A Note and Terrier of all the 

Glebe, Tythes & proffyt[es] be- 
longinge to the Vycaredge of 
Aldermynster taken by the 
Vyewe of vs whose names are 
heervnto subscrybed the Power 
and Twentyth day of January in 
the yeare of our Lord God One 
Thowsand Six Hundred and 

Inprimis the Vicaredge dwellinge howse Contayning three 

Item One Barne Contayning three small bayes. 
Item One Orchyard and a garden plott next adioyninge to 

the sayd vycaredge howse. 
Item one other Httle plott of ground next adioyning to the 

sayd barne. 

' This endorsement is in the hand of a registry clerk; r indicates a rectory, v 
vicarage, and C curacy. The C's against Alderminster and Wolford were perhaps 
intended to show that although these were vicarages, the visitation articles were 

answered by a curate. These and the symbols '^ are probably memoranda con- 
nected with the collection of the fees due from the clergy at the visitation. 

2 Moreton Morrell. ^ Long Compton. 

^ Barton on the Heath. 5 Combrook. 

^ Tysoe. 


Item One Closse att the neather end of the Towne Comonly 
called and knowen by the name of the Vycars Leasow 
shooting into the Kynges Hygh way and next adioyn- 
inge to a ground belonging to the Farme of Alder- 
mynster called by the name of the home fylde. 

Item the Tyth hay of all the seaverall Closes in and about 
the Towne. 

Item the Tyth hay of a meadow called Hay meadow, the 
Tyth hay of a meadow called Broad meadow, the Tyth 
hay of a meadow Called Ettyngton meadow, togyther 
wyth all the Tyth hay of and wythin the Common hid 
of Aldermynster. 

Item all the Tyth wooll and Lambes of the parysh of Alder- 
mynster togyther wyth all the rest of the pryvy Tyth- 
inges whatsoeuer. 

Item the Easter booke, that ys to say the accustomed 
offeringes of all the Communycantes of the sayd 

Item the grasse and proffytt of the Churchyard. 

Item Mortuaries for all such persons deceasynge wythin 
the parysh by whose decease Mortuaries are due by 
La we. 

Richard Stocked 
vicar there 

Robert Phyppes 
Thomas Jorden 
his marke X 

his X marke 


William Blackwell 
Thomas Bolton Richard Green 
his marke X his marke X 

Thomas Addams Anthony Collett 

his marke X 

pro quer*2 
pro def 




^ Richard Stock was instituted to the vicarage of .'Mderminster on 1 2 April 
1597, and remained vicar until his death in 1620 (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 32, ff. 66% 


^ See p. 3, n. 4, above. 


[D.R.0. 72/4.] The thirteenth daye of October 1635 

A true and perfect Terrior of (all) the houses, 
Tenements landes Tyethes Dues and profittes 
whatsoeuer belonginge or in any wise appertayn- 
ing vnto the vicaridge of Alderminster afore- 
sayde and now in the possession and houlding of 
Mr. William Dedicote^ vicar of the place in 
manner and Forme following. 

Imprimis there is a vicaridg house, Contayning about three 
bayes of Building, with a seuerall Closse or backeside adioyning 
on the north side the house called by the name of the beane 
Closse Contayning aboute halfe an Acer of Ground. 

Item there is another Closse Called by the name of the vicars 
Closse Contayning about Sixteene Acers of Ground lieng 
neare unto the (towne) of Alderminster betwene the Comon 
Feelde and the farme Ground Called by the name of Whome 
Fielde: which hath bin Implied to the vse of the vicaridge and 
to the vicars vse aboute the Space of thirtee yeares, but it came 
to that vse by meanes of composicion made in former [tijme 
betwene the Farmer and the vicar then beinge, and was taken 
out of the Farm of Alderminster and Allowed the vicar in leiw 
(of) the privy tyeths for the sayde Farme, w*^^ yearly in money 
besides Fiftie and three shillings & fower pence. 
Item there is belonging vnto the vicaridg of Alderminster: all 
the Tyethes called by the name of priuy tyethes as woll, lambe, 
hey, hempe, Flaxe, Apples and such like Dues as are Called by 
name of priuy tyethes arising Growing and increasing within 
the Towne and Feeldes of Alderminster aforesayde. 

Item there is belonging vnto the said vicaridg from the Farme 

of Goldicote which is within this parish the Somme Fourty 

Shillinge by the yeare: with on horse grasse betweene maye 

Daye and martilimas;^ in lew of the priuy tyethes for the saide 


Item there is due and belonging to the sayde vicaridg: From 

^ William Dedicote, M.A. (see Foster), was instituted to the vicarage on 22 
February 1630/1 (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 33, f. 5^); he was still vicar in 1650 
(B.M. Lansdowne MS. 459, f. 205) and was buried at Alderminster on 21 
February 1653/4 (J. H. Bloom's notes on Alderminster, B'ham Ref. Libr. MS. 
216260, p. 36). 

2 i.e. the right to graze one horse on Goldicote Farm, see p. 8 below. 
Martilmas is another form of Martinmas, 1 1 November. 


the Farme of vptroup^ for the priuy tyethes of the sayde Farme 
and in lew of the sayde priuy tyethes the Somme of Thirtee 
and three Shillinges and Fowere pence by the yeare. 

William Dedicote By vs William Bolton 
Vicar his X marke 

Richard Collett Churchwarden 
his X marke 
pro def'2 
pro quer' 

A true Terrier of all the Glebes, Garden, Orchard, [d.r.o. 72/5] 
house & outhouses, Tythes, Offerings & Mor- 
tuaries belonging the Vicarage of Alderminster 
in y^ County & Diocese of Worcester made y^ 5^^ 
of July 1714. 

Four Closes containing twenty Acres of Ground, called by y« 
name of y^ Vicars Leasowes, lying situate & being to y« 
Common Feild of Alderminster on the one side, & one end, & 
to the Farm Grounds of Alderminster on y^ other side, & to 
Stratford Road on y« other end. One home Close, one Orchard, 
one Garden w'^ a dwelling house containing 3 Bays of Building, 
a Barne 2 Bays, a Stable & a Woodhouse 2 Bays, & one Yard, 
all w^ contains 2 Acres of Ground. A ChurchYard containing 
2 Acres of Ground, & there is paid to the Vicar for breaking 
y^ Ground in y^ Church for every Parishoner six shillings and 
eightpence: & for every Stranger thirteen shillings & four 

There is paid to y^ Vicar y« Tythe of all Hay, Hemp, Flax, 
Rape, Hopps arising & growing in y^ Meadows, Common 
Feilds Closes & Orchards of Alderminster. 

There is paid to y^ Vicar y^ whole Tythe of wool for those 
Sheep as are wintered & summered in y^ Meadows, Common 
Feilds, Closes & Orchards; & halfe y^ Tythe Wool (o)f {or} 
those Sheep as are bought in at Spring & half the tythe Wool 
of those Agistment Sheep as they take in to fold & soil their 
Land in y^ Summer. The Tythe of y^ Wool is paid on y^ 
Shearing day & y^ (tythe) Lambs on y^ third day of May; 

' Upthorpe. ■ 2 See p. 3, n. 4, above. 


The Owner is to take tow out of every ten Lambs & fleeces 
& ye Vicar y^ third, as long as they last.' If y^ Parishoner haue 
under seven Lambs or Fleeces, he shall pay a half penny for 
every Lamb & Fleece, & if there be seven Lambs or fleeces 
& under ten then y^ Vicar is to haue one, & allow a half penny 
a Fleece & a half penny a Lamb for every one as is wanting. If 
ye Parishoner sells any Sheep as haue been wintered in y^ 
Common Feilds, Meadows or Closes, before Shear day he is 
to pay a penny a Sheep for their wintering. If y^ Parishoner 
sells Ewes & Lambes before y^ Third day of May he is to pay 
a penny for every Ewe & one shilling & nine pence for every 
(tythe) Lamb; but if he buys in again y^ same number of sheep 
as he has sold, he is to pay y^ whole tythe wool. The same way 
for tything of Piggs as of Wool & Lambs. 

There is paid a penny for every Colt & a penny for every Milch 

There is paid every tenth Calf if they haue ten, but if they haue 
but seven Calves y^ Vicar is to haue y^ seuenth paying y^ 
Parishoner threepence, but if y^ Parishoner has under seven he 
is to pay a penny a Calf, for every one y*^ he breeds or spends in 
his house, but if he sells y"" alive or part of y" w" they are killed, 
he is to pay y^ tenth part of y" money he sells y" for. 

There is paid y^ Tythe of Apples & Pares; & Eggs on Good 
Fryday, i Eggs for a hen & three for a Cock & so for Ducks 
&c. The Offerings paid are three pence for every housekeeper 
& four pence for every Servant & Child not born in y^ Town 
(due at ye Age of sixteen), if born in ye Town they pay but tow 
pence a peice. Mortuaries are paid according to ye Statute. 

There is paid from ye Farm of Goldicote a Modus of forty 
shillings a year, & ye keeping of a Mare & Colt from ye third 
day of May till ye pt (j^^y of November. There is paid ye Tythe 
Hay, Hemp, Flax, of ye Common Feild Land & Eatenton 
Meadow, belonging to ye Farm of Upthrop & all other predial 
(or small) Tythes whatsoever. There is paid for every Marriage 
by Lycense five shillings, & by Banns tow shillings & six 
pence. There was a Modus of four Marks by ye year or four 
pence by )e pound (Rent) paid from ye Farm of Alderminster 

' i.e. the lambs and fleeces were divided into groups of ten, and the vicar was 
allowed to select the third best from each group after the owner had selected the 
first and second best of each to keep himself. For a farmer's description of this 
method of tithing lambs in 1641 see Rural Economy in Yorkshire in 1641, ed. 
C. B. Robinson, Surtees Soc, vol. xxxiii, 1857, pp. 25-26. 


w^h is now unjustly witheld by Edw: Partheriche Esq: & 
His tenants. 

Edw: Underhill. Francis Merchant Vicar^ 

Tho. Milward. 


vpon the vicars othe [d.r.o. 

. 72B/1] 

An Answeare by othe vnto articles put foorth Auiston 
vnto the Clergie by the reverend father in god ^^^^'■' 
Edmunde L. B. of worcest' in his first visitacion 
Anno Domini 1585 et Anno Regni Ehzabeth 
vigint' septimo etct' per me Nicholaum Knolles^ 
vicarium ibidem. 

Imprimis there is A faire byble in our parish church put forth 
by Aucthoritie, but I knowe not whether it be the same byble 
whereof mention is maide in the first article. 

The patrone of my vicaridge is doctor wilson parson of 
Hampton Episcopi.3 1 have taken noedegreis in the vniversities. 
I am not duble benificed. I preach beinge allowed by my L. B. 
him selfe, yeet not by writinge Licenced.'^ Item the vicaredg 
howse wherin I doe dwell doth containe three bayes, a barne 
three bayes, and a litle howse of one bay with a cut end adioyn- 
inge therevnto. A garden, a backyearde, the Church yearde 
and a pece of grounde called an orcharde, all which parcells are 
adiacent and Joyninge together. Item there is in Closure one 
closse called the grasse closse, ane other medowe called okhill, 
and also one other medow called Tyddingeton corner medowe, 
which parcells beinge inclosed containe three acres and a 

' Francis Merchant, B.A. (see Foster s.n. 'Marchant'), was instituted to the 
vicarage on 28 December 1698 and remained vicar until his death in 171 5 
(Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 34, fF. 66^ 104). 

^ Nicholas Knowles was instituted to the vicarage on 30 April 1579 and re- 
mained vicar until his death in 1608 (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 32, fF. 16, 85'^). 

3 Thomas Wilson, S.T.P., was presented to the rectory of Hampton Lucy 
on 7 October 1 569 (Wore. Dioc. Reg., Presentation Deeds, ist ser., no. 607) and 
remained rector until his death in 1586 (Dugdale, ii. 672). 

* In 1586 the Puritans said of Knowles: 'a precher, heretofore thought to be 
a vaine man & of suspected hfe, but now (thankes be to god) come home growen 
sober and discreate, and giueth himself carefuUie to his booke' (Savage and 
Fripp, p. 7). 


halfe, or by coniecture thereaboutes. Also there is one halfe 
acre of medowe lienge in Aulston medoe. 

Item vnto the 3. 4 and fyfte article the Answere is negativelie. 

Item the glebe lande is set foorth by no title colorablie but one 
Jhon lorde of Tiddington within the parish of Aulston vnto 
my vse doth manure and husbande the same glebe lande vnder 
certaine condicions betwene vs Agreed vppon. 
Item ther belongeth vnto the vicaridge of Aulston one yeard of 
earable lande, fortie ships comens and eyght beasse commens 
(that is to say six beasse and two horses) but now by reason that 
certain of o^ fieldes be inclosed^ the beasse comens are some 
what Abated. Item the glebe land in feedinge or pasture and 
earable is contained in these percelles subscribed. Item there 
are in the fielde called the pasture or newe inclosure in the whole 
six and twentie ridges, by estimation six acres or there Aboutes. 
Item in the fielde called newe bridg fielde iij ridges containinge 
one acre or there aboutes. Item in the fielde called the heath 
sixtene ridges containinge fower acres or there aboutes. Item in 
the west fielde eyghtene ridges containinge about fower acres. 
Item in the field called the rie field lienge betwene Tiddington 
and Aulston seven and twentie ridges containinge six acres or 
there abovtes. Item in the fielde caled rowley field iij ridges 
containinge one acre or ther aboutes. Item in the field called 
the crabtrey or windmill field fowerteine ridges containinge 
five acres or there abowtes. Item (in) the same fielde xxiiij ridges 
containinge iiij acres or there abowtes. Item in the fielde called 
radnell and the field called ridges xxiiij*^' (ridges) containinge 
seven acres or thereaboutes. 

Item these have subscribed vnto these articles, wylliam wells 
and wylliam tayler Churchwardens, Edmunde piers, Jhon 
Lorde, Jhon peirs, Thomas townesend beinge of the eldest and 
Ancient men in the parish. Moreover, all kynde of tythes 
within the parish of Aulston doe appartaine vnto the same 
vicaridge of Aulston (except tyth corne, tythe woolle and tyth 
lambe which are payde vnto the parson of hampton episcopi, 
the patron of the vicaridg of Aulston. )2 Item the mylles of 
Aulston doe pay a certaine rent and there is payde certaine money 
for fish and eeles vnto the saide vicar, there is also a plecke 
of medow ground in Aulston medow sett foorth for parte of the 
tyth of the same medow, also there is a rate tyth in tiddington 

' On the common fields and enclosures see F.C.H. Warwicks. iii. 284. 
2 See p. loi, n. i, below. 


medow allotted for part of the same medow, there is also a pece 
of grounde beyonde Avon in the tenure of Thomas higgins 
and another medow called the hame lienge beyonde havon from 
Aulston which doe pay tythe vnto the vicar of Aulston. All 
other tythes and profittes what soever (except before excepted) 
are paid vnto the said vicaridge accordinge vnto the law in such 
cases provided.^ 

sunt huius p^'scripti testes 

Signum X wells Signum 

John peres willmi X tayler 

Signum X Cowper X Townesende 

Roberti Thomae 

Aulston alias Alveston y^ o'^ of March 1616: a [dro. 
true tarrier of all y^ houses, landes, tythes and 
other commodities belonginge to y^ Vicaridge 
there. 2 

Impr' there belongeth vnto y« said vicaridge one dwellinge 
house, w*^ two barnes^ and two gardens,'^ one church yarde, 
foure closes, 5 one yarde lande in the open fielde and pasture for 
■y^ch ye minister may keepe five bease, two horses, and fortie 

Item there belongeth vnto the said vicaridge all the tythe haie 
through out y^ parish both in meadowes closes and feilde and 
tyth corne also out of such closes as are ancient closes and not 
taken (out) of the comon feilde. ^ Item all privie tythes w'^ dues 

' The Puritans said the value of the living w^as 'xx^^ by the yeare' in 1586 
(Savage and Fripp, p. 7). 

2 A terrier dated 6 July 17 14 (D.R.O. 72B/3) and signed by William Preston, 
vicar, Thomas Husserd and Wilham Hastings, churchwardens, and Edward 
Townsend, John Townsend, Edward Staples, and Thomas Vincent, parishioners, 
is in the main a copy of the above, although the items relating to tithes are 
arranged in a different order. 

3 One Barn of three bayes, one Stable or Hovell, 17 14. 

^ One garden lyeing betwixt y^ Dwelhng house & Street, & one garden behind 
y^ Barn, 17 14. 

s ys Church yard & one close adjoining thereto, called y^ Church Close, one 
other Close called y^ Grass Close, One Meadow called Oakill, & one other httle 
Meadow adjoining to Tiddington Meadow, 1714. 

^ with Commons accoarding to y« Rules of y^ parish, 1714. 

' tyth Corn in all closes which are not known to be feild ground, 1714. 


at Easter for offeringes, kine, calues, coltes, bees and medowe 
doles accordinge to thecustomeof the parish. ^ Item tyth for the 
milne and for fish. Item mortuares and dues for burialls and 
churchinges and weddinges. Item herbage for coltes and barren 
bease taken into the pasture or other groundes and lykewise 
for grounde set to straungers. 

Item ye tenth pennie is due for such furres^ as shalbe solde out 
of the pasture or other grondes by anie Parishiener or other; 
but if the cut them for their owne vse nothinge is due. 

per me Robertum Dowlie Church f Thomas Welles 
ibidem vicarium^ wardens {Thomas Hichines 

Thomas Townesend his marke X 
John Higgens his marke X 
Tho: Baker his marke X 
William Alcox 


[D.Ro A Terrier of the Glebe Lands, And allso An 


Arrow Account of all the profits, Tythes, Duties & other 

appurtenances now in use & belonging to the 
Rectory of Arrow in the County of Warwick 
Taken the twenty third day of September in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand seaven hundred 
& fourteen & given into the Consistory Court of 
Worcester in the Said Year by order of the R* 
Rev^ Father in God W™ L"^ B^ of Worcester. 

The Mansion house, commonly called the parsonage, con- 
teining by estimation four Bayes of building or thereabouts, the 
outbuildings thereunto belonging being three little Bayes Set 
up mostly on poles & Joining all together at the East end of 
the Parsonage. The Backside, garden, & Orchard conteining 
by estimacion half an Acre or thereabouts, And the Churchyard 
adjoining conteining by estimacion one Acre & half or there- 

' For this item is substituted in 17 14: tyth milk Sc tyth calves according to y^ 
accustomed way of payeing them, tyth pigs, tyth hemp 8c flax 8c all other privy 
tyths with offerings due att Easter. 

^ Furze. 

3 Robert Dowley, B.A. (see Foster), was instituted to the vicarage on 14 
January 1608/9 (Dugdale, ii. 676) and remained vicar until he ceded the living 
in 1624 (Wore. Dioc. Reg., Presentation Deeds, 2nd series, no. 342). 


abouts. Whether there be any other Glebe belonging to the 
parsonage is not certain.^ 

The said Rectory or Parish consisting of two distinct 
Constableries (viz) of Arrow & Oversley. The tithes or Tenths 
due to the Rectour, on Arrow Side, are of all corn, grain, blade, 
hay, flax, hemp, wooll, Lamb, calves, & All & all manner of 
tithes as well Predial & great, as mixed, Small & privy, 
coming, growing or arising yearly & every Year in out of 
or upon all & Singular the Lands, Tenements, Meadows, 
Pastures, Feedings, arable grounds, hades. Lays, meers, banks, 
hedges, hedgerows, & the trees growing in the Said hedgerows 
on that side, within the Seuerall Manours on that Side, com- 
monly called the Manours of Arrow & Ragley to which all the 
Lands on that side do appertein & belong. All which Said 
tithes have been usually Sett & Lett to the Lord or Lady of the 
Said Manours of Arrow & Ragley by the Incumbent for the 
time being,^ Sometimes for more and Sometimes for less, 
according as the said Lord or Lady for the time being, & the 
said Incumbent have Agreed, the said Lord or Lady for the 
time being paying yearly & euery Year, besides the Reserved 
Yearly Rent, all & all manner both of Parliamentary & 
Parochial taxes & payments chargeable upon the said In- 
cumbent or Recto'' for or upon account of the tithes aforesaid. 
And also a proporcion of three partes out of Four of the whole 
of the Tenths procuracions & Synodals that are yearly due 
from the said Incumbent, And also paying or allowing the 
said Incumbent yearly & euery year two Cord of wood out of 
the Hedgerows, & two Acres of wood out of the Cop's or 
Cops's yearly in Sale to be felled & cutt at the cost & charge 
of the said Incumbent, which said two Acres are to be of the 
Best that the Said Cops in Sale affords. 

And likewise the Same tithes or tenths are due to the S"^ 
Rectour, on Oversley Side, of all corn, grain, Blade, Hay, 
Flax, Hemp, Wooll, Lamb, Calves, & all & all manner of 
tithes as well Predial & great, as Mix't small & privy coming, 
growing or ariseing yearly & euery Year in upon or out of the 
Following Tenemt% Lands, Meadows, pastures. Feedings, 

' There was no glebe according to the Return of all Glebe lands in England and 
Wales, 1887 (Parliamentary Command Paper, no. 307), p. 187. 

2 This was a long-standing practice; in a tithe suit of 1572 in the Bishop of 
Worcester's court witnesses said that the tithes of the parish had been leased to 
Sir John Conway, lord of the manor of Arrow, for the past seven or eight years 
(Wore. Dioc. Reg., Deposition Books, vol. i, if. 301, 303, 305'^). 


arable grounds, & the hades, Lays, Meers, Banks, Hedges, 
Hedgerows & trees to them appurteining & belonging lying 
& being within the Manour of Oversley in the s*^ parish of 
Arrow (viz) a Meadow called Clardon Meadow^ lyii^g ^^ this 
Side the River Arrow betwixt Well meadow, & Alcester com- 
mon Meadow, And a Meadow over against it on the other Side 
the River lying behind Oversley Mill called Lady Meadow. 
And beyond Oversley Bridge, the Green commonly called 
Oversley Green & All the Houses gardens. Orchards & Back- 
sides on or about the Said Green. And on the left hand from 
ye said Bridge & Green A Meadow called the Kinsale lying by 
the Side of the Said River Arrow to the River Aln, And on the 
other Side of the Said River Aln, All & Singular y^ Lands, 
Meadows, Pasture & Arable grounds, hades Lays Meers &c. 
that ly from the Said Side of the Said River Aln Up to Cough- 
ton Cowpasture between the Said River Arrow on the one Side, 
and Kinwarton Field & a Close in Kinwarton parish called 
Brawns Close which butts down upon the said River Aln on 
the other Side; Except only three Closes lying by the Side of 
the Said River Arrow, one (neer Gunings Bridge, a Bridge at 
Alcesf Town end) called the Winyard, And the two other 
called the Grove or the Groves over against A Mill in Allcesf 
parish called Priory Mill, which three grounds are said not to 
be titheable but whether rightly or not we do not certainly 
find. And from the Said Kinsale Meadow on this Side the Said 
River Aln, All & Singular the Lands, Meadows, Pasture & 
Arable grounds (tenem*= & houses) hades. Lays, Meers &c. 
that ly from the said Kinsale Meadow up to Haselour Field 
between the Said River Aln on the one Side & the Said 
Ouersley green & a Lane leading from the Said green towards 
Haselour called Trench Lane on the other Side; And all & 
Singular the Lands, Arable & Pasture grounds, hades, lays, 
Meers &c. that ly next above the said Oversley Green & the 
said Trench Lane between the Said Haselour Field at one End, 
and a Lane leading from the Said Oversley green towards 
Exhall, called Rollshall or Rosull Lane at the other End, 
which said last mencioned Arable & Pasture grounds y* ly 
above y^ said Ouersley Green & the said Trench Lane are 
commonly called Tarkinton's Grounds, Dirlipp Hills, great 
East Fields, Rams Closes, Bowers (or Martins) Close, Middle 
Close, Oak close, & Home ground, and are Bordered upon 
by other grounds lying dz being within the said Manour of 
' Cf. p. 2, n. 2, above, and p. 1 5, n. 2, below. 


Oversley belonging some of them to a Farm called M'- Aliens 
of the Wood, & some to another Farm called Smyths of the 
Wood, & Some to a Renting lately held by one Thomas Cal- 
cott, called Calcott's grounds, & by another ground called 
Cockshoot Close, which butts upon the Said Rollshall or Rosull 
Lane, All which grounds lying next above the Titheable 
grounds last above particularly mentioned, together with the 
grounds beyond them belonging to the Farms (& Rentings) 
aforesaid, & also other Lands belonging to a house called 
Laytons, & to another house called Rollshall or Rosul, & all 
the Woods & Cops's commonly called Ouersley Woods, & 
all the grounds called the Park and the Lodge grounds, & all 
the grounds commonly sett with the Manour house called 
Oversley Court, & other Lands & Meadows one of them being 
a very large Meadow commonly called Lay-Meadow, and 
(the ground belonging to) a Mill called Oversley Mill, 
{ y usually sett therewith, are said to be Extraparochial 

& so, exempt from tithes & all other duties & paym*^ w^soeuer 
to the Church, But whether Rightly & upon good grounds or 
not we do not find.^ 

Easter offerings due to y« Recto^ 

are for J Married Persons — 2*^1- 
(Unmarried Persons — 2** 

^and On Arrow Side for smoke i'^ 
|& for Garden i'^ 

The Churching dues are 4"^, for a Burial 6^. For breaking 
up the Chancel to the Reef 6. 8^ & for a Marriage per 
Bans P. Whether Mortuaries are due or not is to Us Un- 

This Terrier (the words, Tenem^^ & Houses, ouer Line the 
39th, and the words, the grounds belonging to, over Line the 

^ Three words have been erased. 

^ There is no evidence that a large part of the 'constablery' of Oversley was 
extra-parochial. The exemption from tithe mentioned above seems to have ori- 
ginated from a composition made between the lord of the manor of Oversley and 
the rector of Arrow sometime before the twentieth year of Elizabeth (1577-8), 
when it was confirmed by the Bishop of Worcester (Bp.'s Reg. 32, f. 17, cf. 
Dugdale, ii. 857). By this agreement the lords of the manor of Oversley were to 
pay no tithes in kind for their demesne in Arrow, but in lieu thereof were to pay 
£6 a year to the rector. The rector was to continue to collect small tithes from 
the inhabitants of Oversley Green, and all tithes of a parcel of meadow called 
Clardon Bridge, of Lady meadow, of Dowles meadow, and of a close belonging to 
Sir Fulke Greville adjoining the East Field. The payment to the rector appears 
to have lapsed, while this exemption from tithe remained. 


55*^ being first interlined) Signed by Us as truely & Exactly 


Rich:Jenings Recto^ de Arrow. ^ 

William Yeate | Churchwarden on Arrow Side ' 

William *^ Turner/ Ch. warden on Ouersley Side 

Robert Miles \ 

John Allen | Tenants on Arrow Side. 

John Cresser j 

John ^'i" Gibbs \r^ ^ ^ , c-j 
"L , , ^,. ,^ 1, } lenants on Ouersley bide. 
Edward Woodfull I ^ 


[D.R.o. 72/8] An aunswere to certeyne articles inquirable by the 

Aston Cantio clergie vpon their othes in the first visitation of the 

R. father in god Edmund bishop of Woorcester 

An° domini 1585. 

First wee haue the bible in the largest volume auctorised by 
my L. of Canterburie his graces commaundement. The vicare 
is double beneficed, Aston Cantio and Kinarton, the cures one 
myle distaunt but the parishes ioyne together.^ The vicarige 
w*^^ all the profitts are nowe in the tenure of Jhon meare clerke 
curate be virtue of a lease graunted by the saide vicare, payinge 
yearely to the vicare xj'' and seruinge the cure, and dis- 
charginge all other duties goinge out of the saide benefice. I 
haue no degree in schoole. Touchinge the foresaide articles 
inquirable I haue no more to say; my wages in receninge is 

per me Jhoannem mere 
curatum ibidem 
the patron of the benefice/3 
the curates wages/ 3 

' Richard Jennings, B.A. (see Foster), was instituted to the rectory on 29 
February 1695/6 (Dugdale, ii. 845), and remained rector until his death in 1740 
(Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 35,f. 46). 

^ Thomas Clerk (see Savage and Fripp, p. 6) was instituted to the vicarage of 
Aston Cantlow on 1 5 October i 560 and to the rectory of Kinwarton on 8 August 
1562 (Dugdale, ii. 837, 844). He held Kinwarton until he died on 24 August 
1616 and was buried there (ibid. 844). He presumably also held Aston Cantlow 
until his death as the next recorded incumbent, Richard Wright, became vicar in 
1616 (see p. 18, n. 2, below). 

^ These notes are added in the hand of a registry clerk. 'My wages in receninge 


Aston cantloe vpon the vicars othe [d.r.o. 72/7] 

A true tarry or demonstracion of the vicaridge of 
Aston Cantlo taken the xvij'*^ of October A° 
domini 1585. 

First one vicarige house conteyninge six beyes in the hole. 

Item one barne of iij beyes w^^ the Churchyearde & a litle back 

side, one litell plott of grounde in Core crofte, And one litle 

thithe plot in the nether ende of Copame medowe, and xiiij 

acres in three fildes w*^ common of pasture for two kyne and 

one geldinge in the common fieldes of Aston in open tyme, 

w*^ fishinge in the seuerall waters for the vicare & his clarke 

kepinge them one dry lande,^ w'^ all manner of tithings of the 

hole parishe except the tithe corne of all the parishe and the 

tithe hey of one farme called the manner of Aston in the parishe, 

w*^^ all the offerings and other churche duties throughe the 

parishe, w*^ one parke called Shelfield parke in the tenure of 

George Skinner gent, peyinge for all his tithinge but viij^ by the 

yeare for the saide parke, by what right he doeth so wee knowe 

not but the very tithe of the said parke in valuacion is worthe 

xl" ; witnes to this tary or demonstracion 

X Edward Atwood ) ^, , , 
X, T-u ^xTl. • u JLhurchwardens 

X Ihomas Wheighamj 

X Roger Hopkins 

X and Robart Ingram 

John Mere curat. 

A true Terrier of the wholl endowemente lande [d.r.o. 72/9] 
& appurtenaunces whatsoeuer belonginge to the 
Vicaridge of Aston Cauntlowe in the countie of 
Warr' & Diocesse of Worcester taken the xxv^^ 
daye of Februarie Anno Domini 1616. 

Imprimis the Mansion howse, barne, Orcharde & Garden vnto 
same belonginge, scituate and lieinge togither on the South 
& west parte of the Churchyarde & vnto the same adioyninge. 

Item one littell parcell of medowe grounde called the vicaridge 
plecke lyeinge in a Closse next aioyninge to the said Vicaridge 

is vjli x^' is written in the same hand as the other answers, but in different ink, 
presumably having been added after the clerk had noted the omissions; for the 
patron see p. 129, below. 

^ In 1748 the 'right to Fishery from Sidenham Ford to the Paper Mill' was 
said to belong to the vicar (F.C.H. fFarzoich. iii. 38). 

B 2746 C 


Orchard called Call Crofte. Item an Aker att the Stonepittes.^ 
Item another parcell of meadowe grounde lieinge in a common 
meadowe belonginge to Little Alne & Shellfield fieldes, called 
Copell meadowe beeinge the Tenth parte, & taken in recom- 
pence for the wholl Tithes of the said meadowe. 

The Arrables & Glebelande 
Imprimis in the vpper Field, First one single lande, lyeinge in 
a furlonge there called the Cleighe on the further side thereof. 
Item Two thorow landes lyeinge togither in a furlonge in the 
same field called white furlonge. 

Item Fyve single landes lyeinge dispersedlie, in the other Field w^** 
is nearer vnto the Towne in a furlonge there called Morelittell hill. 
Item ij landes lyinge togither in the same Field in a furlonge 
there called Stie furlonge. 

Item ij other landes lyeinge on another furlonge in the same field 
called the fence. Item one single land lieinge in a furlonge in 
the same field called Moselande. 

Item ij landes lyeinge togither in the Ridgeway Field vppon a 
furlonge there called the Claye-hill. 

Item iiij°'^ landes lyeinge togither in a furlonge in the same 
field called Mussemere. 

Item ij other landes lyeinge togither vnder Ridgeway. 
Item one single lande more lyeinge also vnder Ridgewaye. Item 
another single lande in a furlonge there called Middle furlonge. 
Item one Butte lyeinge vppon the toppe of Mill Hill, togither 
with all & singuler the Privie Tithes whatsoeuer vnto the said 
Vicaridge belonginge or in any wise appurtaininge viz* All the 
Tithe Hay Issuinge & growinge within the parishe (excepte of 
one farme denominated & knowne by the name of Aston Farme) 
the tithe (of) wooll & lambe Calves piges, geesse & Fruites in 
their kindes. 
The Tithe of Aston Mill with bees and all other Easter Duties. 

Ric: Wright Vicar ibidem^ 
William greene 

Robert Wheaham 

John Fullwoode 

' On the quarrying of stone at Aston see F.C.H. Warwicks, iii. 35. 

2 Richard Wright compounded for the first fruits of Aston Cantlow in 1616 
(see Foster) and remained vicar until his resignation in 1622 (Dugdale, ii. 837). 

3 The churchwardens' names are written in the same hand as the terrier. 


A true Terrier of the whole Endowments Lands [dRo. 
and Appurtenances whatsoever belonging to the ^" '° 
Vicarage of Aston Cantlow in the County of 
Warwick & Diocese of Worcester taken the tenth 
day of September A :d: 1714. 

Imprimis. The Mansion house containing seven bays in y« 

Item one barn of three bays with an hovell & a stable adjoyning 
the Church yard and a little plack and garden adjoyning to the 
Churchyard. Item a little plott of ground in the north corner 
of a close of the Lord Bergevenny called Corecroft. Item a 
parcel! of meadow ground in the west end of a common meadow 
belonging to Little Alne & Shelfield called Copell meadow 
being by estimation the tenth part & taken in recompence for 
y^ whole tithe of the said meadow. 

The arable glebe Land 

Imprimis. An acre att the stonepitts now unknown ground. 
Item in the upper field, one Single Land lying in a Furlong 
there called y^ Clay a land of the Lord Bergevenny next it on 
the South and a land of the Lord Brook on the North. Item two 
thorow lands lying together in a Furlong in the same Field 
called White Furlong bounded by a land of the Lord Brook 
on the South & a land of the Lord Bergevenny on y« North. 

Item In horse meadow field five single lands lying dispersedly 
in a Furlong called Moor-Little-hill all bounded East and 
West by the Lord Bergevenny's lands, save the 2^ from the 
Moors which is bounded on the East by a land of John 
Bellers Gent. 

Item two lands lying together in a Furlong called Sty Furlong 
in the same field bounded on the East by the Lord Brooks 
land and on the West by the Lord Bergevenny's land. 

Item two lands in a Furlong called the Fence bounded on the 
East with a land of the Lord Brooks & on the West by the 
Lord Bergevenny's. 

Item one Single land in a Furlong called Moseland a land of 
the Lord Brook on the South & of the Lord Bergevenny's on 
the North. 

Item In Ridgeway field two lands lying together in a Furlong 
called the Clay Hill bounded East & West by my Lord 
Bergevenny's lands. 


Item four lands lying together in a Furlong called Mussmere 
a land of the Lord Brook's on the East & a land of the Lord 
Bergevenny's on y^ West. 

Item two lands lying together under the Ridgeway bounded by 
a land of the Lord Bergevenny's on the South & of the Lord 
Brook on y^ North. 

Item one Single land under the Ridgeway a land of the Lord 
Bergevenny's on the South, & of the Lord Brooks on the 

Item one single land in Middle Furlong bounded North & 
South by the Lord Bergevenny's lands. 

Item one Butt lying upon the top of Mill-hill a land of the Lord 
Brook's on the South & a land of John Bellers Gent' on y« 

Item common of pasture for twenty sheep; and for two kine 
and one gelding in the Common fields of Aston in open time, 
with liberty of fishing in the severall waters there for y^ Vicar & 
his Clark keeping them upon dry Land, with all manner of 
tythings of y^ whole Parish except the tythe corn of all the 
Parish and the tythe hay of one Farm denominated & known 
by the name of Aston Farm, the tythe of wooll lamb calves 
piggs Geese and Fruit in their kind, the tythe of Aston Mill, 
with Bees and Easter dutyes, and all other duties and Mor- 
tuaries where due through the Parish. Witness to this Terrier 

Roger Hughes vie: Ib™.^ 

Tho: Dunne )^, , -tttt , 
T-, Tvyr J } Church Wardens 

ihomas Mandorj 

Robert Edkins 
Richard Clark 


[D.R.o. Atherston Rectorie. Anno Domini 1616. 


A true Terrier of all such Landes and goodes as 
belonge to the same. 

Imprimis there is a parsonage howse conteyninge some fowre 
bayes or thereabout, and a barne conteyninge alsoe fowre 

^ Roger Hughes, B.A. (see Foster), was instituted to the vicarage on 3 October 
1705 and remained vicar until his resignation in 1715/16 (Dugdale, ii. 837). 


Item there is a garden plecke on the north side thereof and 
two small Glosses one the South and west side conteyninge in 
all ij Acres or thereaboutes. 

Item whereas the gleibe Land is out of the memorie of man to 
be found, therfore there is enclosed one Closse or pasture in 
Lewe thereof being xxxix Ridges and one hadland, conteyninge 
eight Acres or much thereaboutes, the ground of M"" Turner 
lyinge one the north side, and a brooke called Mage font 
runninge on the south side. 

Item it hath a meadowe plecke conteyninge one Acre Lyinge 
in the midst of Aylson^ meadowe, and the River of Stower on 
the South side thereof, bounded on the Least (with the Land 
of one widowe Palmer) and west with the Land of George 
Morrell, or such Land as is now in the occupacion of the 
sayd George. 

leem there belongeth alsoe thereunto all Tuythes in generall 
both in the feildes and Townes of Atherston and Aylson being 
a member of Atherston aforesayd. 

Jo: Rogers^ Rector ibidem 

William X Field 1^, , ,r -. 

Henrie X Palmer r^^'"^^^'^^"'] 

A Terriar of the Gleabe land made by the old and [d.r.o. 
newe Churchwardens of Atherston in the Countie ^^^^''"^ 
of Warwicke with the Consent of the best & 
antientest inhabitantes there nowe dweUinge soe 
farre as they knowe the xxviij*^ dale of September 
Anno domini 1635. 

Inprimis there is belonginge vnto the Rectorie there one 
Closse lyeinge in Atherston a mile distant from the Parsonage 
howse lyeinge southwestward, containing as wee coniecture 
some sixe Acres & an half of land, Buttinge vpon the groundes 
of one M'' Godschalke marchante havinge land in Atherston 
& some litle parcell Buttes vpon M*" Rowland Bartlet, holdinge 
land in Gloucester shiere knowne by the name of Wincotte, 
And eastward it buttes vpon the land of one Thomas Hurdis 
the elder lyeing in Atherston abovesd, hedginge appertayninge 
thervnto, & containes fourtie two pearche or theraboutes. 

^ Ailston. 

^ John Rogers was instituted to the rectory on 1 1 January 1 608/9 and remained 
rector until his death in 1622 (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 32, ff. 85^, 103^). 


Item, there is the Homestall of the Rectorie contayninge one 
Acre & an halfe. It buttes some parte of it vpon the Streete 
Southeast, Westward & Northward vpon the landes of Joas 
Godschalke Marchant, the Mound containes thirtie three 
pearche or theraboutes. 

Item there is an house vpon the Parsonage containinge foure 
bayes, a small Cutt end (as wee terme it) adioyninge to [the^] 
dwellinge howse, beinge a stable. One Barne contayninge 
three Bayes, one small Porthall lately built leadinge into the 
dwellinge howse. 

Item in Aylston w'^'^in the parishe of Atherston, there is one 
plott of Meddowe ground contayninge very neere one Acre of 
ground, John Watkins lyeinge on the one side westward, And 
the land of John Yeate lyeing on the other side southward. 
And Buttes vpon the land of Henrie Morrell Eastward. 
All w<=i» are in the possession of Richard Wright^ the nowe 
Rector of Atherston. 

Thomas Hurdis X Henry Morrell old Church- 

. ^ newe Churchwardens 

Thome ^'^^"^ Freeman J 

thomas greeve Thomas Morrell 

X Charles Smith 

[D.R.O. Atherston upon Stoure in the County of Warwick & 
^'^'"^ Diocese of Worcester & in the Deanry of Kington. 

A True Note and Terrier of all the Glebes, Lands, 
Medows, Gardens, Orchards, Houses, Stocks, 
Implements belonging to the Rectory of Ather- 
ston aforesaid; Taken this Twelfth Day of October 
1 7 14 by the View of the Principall Inhabitants 

The Houses & Buildings 
The Parsonage-House contains four bayes with a Brew-house 

1 Hole in MS. 

2 Richard Wright, M.A. (see Foster), was instituted to the rectory on 16 
September 1622 (Dugdale, i. 639). It is not known how or when he ended his 
incumbency, but the next recorded incumbent was admitted by the 'Triers' in 
1654 (Lambeth Palace MS. 997, f. 187). As the terrier was made by the church- 
wardens only, Wright was probably not resident in the parish. 


adjoyning of one Bay. A Stable one Bay. A wood-house, one 
Bay. A Barn containing three Bayes. 

The Glebe 
The Homested containing three closes about Two Acres & 
a half, bounded on the South by the Street, on the north by 
the Long Close, on the East by the Orchard & yard. One 
Garden, One Orchard, Two yards containing about half an 
Acre, Bounded on the East by Colchesters close, on the South 
by the Street, on the North by the long close, on the west by 
the aforesaid Homested, which extends westward to Coney- 
grees. One Enclosed Ground called the Parson's Close in Gaily 
Howk in the said Parish, containing about Seven Acres, 
bounded on the East by the furzen Ground, by Yeates Close 
on the North, by Yeates Medow on the west, by Salmon's 
meadow on the South. Five Layes & half of Glebe in Upper 
Churchill containing One Acre & half, bounded on the 
South by the little furlong which butts against Mr. Thomas^ 
his Meadow, on the west by the Road, On the north by the 
great Furlong, on the East by Middle-Dines Medow hedg. 
In Ailston Meadow, a Peice of Meadow-ground called the 
Parsons Peice containing about one Acre bounded on the South 
by the Short Doals & the ends of the cross lays, on the west by 
the River, on the North by the long Doals, on the East by the 
meadow bank, which peice is in Lieu of the Tith of the long 
& short doals. 

Memorandum. There is a Quarter of a yardland in Ailston 
fields which is mixed with Clifford land. Time out of mind, 
& cannot be severed,^ for which the Occupant of Clifford Tiths 
pays the yearly Rent of Ten shillings to the Rector of Ather- 
ston for the Tiths of the said Quarter of a yardland. 

Attested by us 
Richard Saunders Rector^ 
William Haszard Ch: warden 

George Clarke. 

^ William Thomas, the continuator of Dugdale's Antiquities of Warwickshire, 
who built Atherstone Hill Farm (see F.C.H. Warzuicks. v. 3). 

^ Ailston seems to have been regarded as part of the manor of Clifford Chambers, 
and was held with it from the eleventh to the seventeenth century (ibid. 4). 

^ Richard Saunders, B.A. (see Foster), was instituted to the rectory of Ather- 
stone on 27 April 168 1 and remained rector until his death on 9 January 1718/19 
(Dugdale, i. 639). 



[D.R.o. vpon the parsons othe^ 


The glebe of the parsonage of Barcheston called 
twoe yard Land, the particulars wherof as much 
as is knowen are these, lying within the fyeldes of 
Willington & Barcheston.^ 

Inprimis fyve landes in the furlong butting into Cherington 
way betwene the grownd of William Page on the east syde, 
and Thomas Trepas on the west syde. 

Item one acre in Clenkelandes betwene the grownd of William 
Mason alias Beden on theaste syde and Raffe Foster on the 
weste syde. 

Item one acre in Clenkelandes aforsaid betwene the growndes 
of William Mason alias Beden on theaste syde and Richard 
Hodgkins on the west syde. 

Item fourteene Landes or layes butting vpon Clenke landes 
sowthward betwene the farme grownd of Barcheston on theaste 
syde, and water furlong alias waterforowes on the west syde, 
w^ xiiij landes have ben taken out of Willington fyeld, and 
nowe lye within thenclosure and moundes of Barcheston 

Item tenne landes buttinge vpon Barcheston Clyffe northward 
and Beanehill closse sowthward, between wood way on theast 
syde. And a lay of Thomas Trepas on the weste syde. 

Item in Willington medowe one halfe quarter or as they call it 
one ferndell, being so much as by the rate of that medowe 
belongeth to halfe a yard land, contayning in measure two 
swathes, betwen twelve acre doalle on the north syde and 
Richard Humffreys medowe on the sowth syde. 

Item the sayd Richard Humffreyes doeth testifye that ther 

' This note by the registry clerk shows that this terrier is one of those drawn up 
in 1585. 

^ These terriers reveal that the rectors of Barcheston had lost part of their 
glebe through enclosure of the open fields, which took place in 1 509 (see F.C.H. 
Warzvicks. v. 5). Another enclosure is said to have caused further loss during the 
Civil War; at the bishop's visitation of 1684 the churchwardens presented: '. . . 
there has been an Enclosure made in y^ Late times and very much to y^ prejudice 
of y^ incumbent: but what remedy?' (Wore. Dioc. Reg., Churchwardens' 
Presentments, Box no. 148). 


ys in the same medowe (as he hath hearde say) one quarter 
contayning two ferndells viz foure swathes of medowe belong- 
ing vnto the parsonage glebe lying betwene Mr Raffe Sheldon 
on the north syde, and John Tooleys Rownd hills on the sowth 
syd, vpon parte of the w^ iiij swathes standeth now a quick- 
mownd & a dych. 

Item a gardine, a backsyde, and one litle closse adioyning to the 
church yard at the west ende of the church. 

The resydue of the said two yard land lyeth in the lesewes Sc 
pastures of barcheston and hath ben soe long occupied with 
(the) farme grownd y* it is not knowen particulerly. 

By me Robert Hill.^ 

[Endorsed in a contemporary hand\ Barcheston. Vewed by Ric' 
Hodgkins W*" Page W"^ Gibbes Ric' Homphrees M' 
Raphe Sheldon w^^ others. 

A Terryer of the glybe land belonginge to the ^d.r.o. 
parsonage of Bercheston in the Countie of War- 72/1+] 

Inprimis a parsonage house,^ with a barne and stable, 

Ittem one orchard and a garden therevnto adioyninge and 


Ittem one little Close lying by the Churchyard side on the west 
side of the same. 

Ittem one peece of inclosed grounde within the fieldes of 
Willington on the west side of the highwaie, leadinge into 
Bercheston groundes shutinge into Barcheston Leasoes Con- 
tayninge about tenne rudges. 

Ittem there are nyne landes or ridges of arable grounde, lying 
in the Common fieldes of Willington, Whereof five are in a 

^ Robert Hill, S.T.B., and rector of Tredington, was presented to Barcheston 
rectory on 1 6 April 1572 (Wore. Dioc. Reg., Presentation Deeds, ist ser., no. 653) 
and held it until his death in 1606 (Dugdale, i. 602). 

^ A probate inventory of the goods of Thomas Horton made 17 June 
1639 (in the B'ham District Probate Registry) mentions the following rooms 
in the rectory: hall, study, parlour, kitchen, buttery, dairy, boulting house, 
'the chamber next the orchard', 'the little chamber over the hall', two cham- 
bers over the buttery, and two chambers over the kitchen. 


furlonge shuttinge into Cherington waie, and the fower other 
shuttinge into a way called the medway. 

Ita ego tester Thomas Horton Rector ibidem,^ 

Julij quarto die anno: 1635. 

Tho: Walker)^, , , 

John Right j Churchwardens. 


[D.R.O. The particulars of all the commodities and pro- 

g 72/15] fittes belonginge vnto the parsonage of Barford, 

Upon the adviscdlye considered, and faythfullie set downe 

parsons othe. by John Craggc parson their,^ John Witrige, 

Richard Blike, Churchwardens, Robart Fayrefox 

Richard Donne, the eldest and substancialest men 

in the paryshe, wry ten the xxvj'^ day of October 

A° 1585. 

Inprimis the dwelling house, tow barnes, one stable, one 

kylne house, contayninge by estimation 1 3 bayes. 

Item in meadow ground by estimation Fowre acres or their- 

Item one closse and hemp land, one orchard, one garden con- 
tayinge by estimation one acre, or their about, one cotage house 
w*^ a hemp land belonging to the same parsonage. 
Item Foure yard land of arable contaying by estimation four- 
score Acres or there about. 

Item pasture in the Comen Fild for six score shep, xxiiij^J 
beastes, before the heard, viij horses, according to the ould 
order of the Lordeship. 

Item the tenth of the Corne, hay, lambe, woole, and for the 
milke of everie cow j*^, mylnes and water w*'' al other personall 
and prediall tent[h]es whatsoever increasing and growing 
w*^in the parishe afforesaid, w^^ haue bene vsuallie paid to the 
parson according to the custome of the said parishe. 

' Thomas Horton, M.A. (see Foster and Venn), was instituted to the rectory 
on 13 January 1630/1 and remained rector until his death in 1639 (Wore. 
Bp.'sReg. 33, fF. 5V, i6)._ 

^ John Cragg was instituted to the rectory on 30 June 1583 (Dugdale, i. 
488) and remained rector until his death in 1623 (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 32, f. 106). 


Item we haue in our church noe bible, but that of the largest 
volume authorized by her ma*'®^ Iniunctions. 

Item the patron of my benifice is Andrew Ognel esquyre. I 
haue set part of my benifice by lease to M'" George Ognel. ^ 
I haue taken noe degree in scole, neither am I duble benificed, 
neither doe I preach : to the rest of the articles I am ignorant, 
for anye thing that I now remember. 

per me Johannem Cragge Rect' ibidem 
Signum Johannis I Witrige Robart ferfax 

Signum Richardi R Blike Signum Richardi X Donne. 

A true and perfect Terrier of y^ odd yard Land of [d-^o- 
Glebe belonging to y^ Rectory of Barford taken nTembrane i] 
Dec: 1 6th 1684 by Richard BHck^ and now trans- 
crib'd by M"" Richard Unett^ Rector of y^ same 
place June 30th 1714. 

I . In Westham one crop Land. 

In Ingsly furlong y^ 2""^ Land next to widow Harris's 
house & in y^ same furlong one Land more John Dunn & 
Andrew Dunn East & West; & two Butts next to Ingsly 

In broad way Hades Furlong i Land John Dunn East 
Andrew Dunn West. 

In short Woo Furlong i Land John Dunn East Mathew 
Saunders West. 

^ In 1586 the Puritans said of the rector: 'there are great presumptions that 
he holdeth the benefice by simonie, in y*- he hath passed a lease of the parsonage 
for xxj yeares to the patron himself, Andrew Ougnaile, for xxj^'' a yeare, whereas 
the liuing is well worth c markes; by yeare w'^^ was thought was done by secreat 
couenant betwixt them two, before his entrie and admission' (Savage and Fripp, 
p. 4). Andrew Ognel was of Cryfield in the parish of Stoneleigh (Warwicks.), 
and in his will of 1587 refers to his brother George as 'citizen and mercer of 
London', bequeathing him all his lands, tenements and leases and making him 
his sole executor (P.C.C. Wills, 3 Rutland). 

^ The terrier of 1684 was perhaps compiled for some special local purpose, 
for there are no other terriers of that year in the Worcester collection. Richard 
Bhck occurs as churchwarden of Barford in the parish register in 1669 and 1680 
(deposited in the Warwick County Record Office, D.R.O. 48 (3)). It is curious 
that one yardland of glebe is so much less consohdated than the other three. 

3 Richard Unett, B.A. (see Venn), was instituted to the rectory on 1 8 October 
1701 and remained rector until his death in 1727/8 (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 34, 
f. 77V; 35, f. I IV). 


In broad Mary Hades Furlong i Land Andrew Dunn 
East W*" Cale west. 

In long Woo Furlong i Land; J" Dunn East Mathew 
Saunders west. 

In broad Mary Hades Furlong, i Land J" Dunn East Mat : 
Spier west. 

In stony Furlong i Land Tho: Eales East Sam: Jackson 

In M" Withies Furlong i Land Mat: Saunders north John 
Dunn south. 

In y« butts over ag^* Hampton wood i Land J" Dunn East 
Andrew Dunn west. 1 2 Lands in all in Westham. 

2. In Westbury (Hill) field 3 Crop Land. 

In Brandard Furlong i Land Sam: Fairfax East Sam: 
Jackson West: and in y^ same Furlong one Land more 
John Smith East Mat: Saunders west. 

One bad Land on y^ further side of Westbury hill Furlong 
Mat. Saunders south, & several shoot ag=t y^ other side. 

In Ashborn Butts i Land Andrew Dunn & W"^ Cale 

In Cotsloe Furlong i Land J" Smith south W*" Cale north: 
and in y^ same Furlong i Land more Mat: Saunders north 
J" Smith south. 

In shaves Furlong i Land in 2 Ridges (w^^ must be called 
one Land & a Either) Sam : Fairfax west J" Smith East. 

7 Lands & a fither in all in Watchbury hill field. 

3. In Stanthill field 3 Crop Land. 

In Stanthill furlong i Land W™ Cale north J" Dunn 

In Cross Tuller i Land W'" Cale north & a Hadland on y^ 

In shortwit Butt Furlong i Land Jos: Farefax south Mat: 
Saunders north. 

In Tenter Butt Furlong i Land J" Dunn East W'" Cale 
west and i hadland more, as also one Butt more (y^ outmost 
Butt) next to Richard Panes house. 

In Smithy Furlong i Land W™ Cale west Mr. Sam: Fair- 
fax East. 


In Brecaridge Furlong i Land W"^ Cale west M"" J" Dunn 

8 Lands in all in Stanthill field. 

Richard Unett John Hobbins 

Rector WilW Wavall 

(i) Goerg Seeley 

Joseph Cookbill. 

In Turnings way field 3 Crop Land. [membrane 2] 

In Cookbills pit furlong i Land Mat. Saunders west M"" 

Sam: Fairfax East. 

In y« same furlong i Land W'" Jordan west Sam: Fairfax 


In y« midle furlong i Land Mat. Saunders west John Smith 


In Rydoll Furlong i Land W'" Cale west J" Dunn East. 

In Rydoll Furlong 3 Lands M"^ Sam: Fairfax north & a 

Hadland south. 

In y« same furlong i Land W"" Cale south J" Dunn north. 

In y^ same furlong i Land W"" Cale north J" Dunn south. 

In long Heath Furlong i Land J" Dunn East W"' Cale 


In ye same furlong i Land J" Dunn East Mat: Saunders 


In Parsons Hadland i Land W"* Cale north & a Hadland 


1 3 Lands in all in Turnings way field. 

In Black heath side 2 Crop Land. 

In Ridill furlong i Land M^ Sam: Fairfax south Andrew 

Dunn north. 

In ye same furlong i Land Mat. Saunders north M"" Sam: 

Fairfax south. 

In ye same furlong 2 Lands next to frigillhurst Mat: 

Saunders on y^ north side. 

Behind black heath i Land in 2 Ridges Andrew Dunn 

North W'" Cale south. 

In ye same furlong i Land in 2 Ridges Andrew Dunn 

North W'" Cale south. 

In ye sturch furlong i Land in 3 Ridges W'" Cale west Mr 

Sam: Fairfax East. 


In y^ same furlong i Land W"" Cale west M'^ Sam : Fairfax 

8 Lands in all in black heath side. 

6. In Debben & Litchslade 2 Crop Land, 

On y*^ further side of Debdill i Land in 2 Ridges, & Town 
land belonging to y^ church south Mathew Saunders north. 

On y^ hether side of Debdil i Land more M"^ Sam : Fairfax 
north John Dunn south. 

In y« same furlong i Land in 2 Ridges Mat. Saunders 
north Mr. Sam: Fairfax south. 

In Litchslade furlong one Land W"' Cale north J" Dunn 

In Shortnight furlong i Land W"^ Cale north J" Dunn 

5 Lands in Debdin & Litchslade. 

7. In Lodge field 2 Crop Land. 

In y^ Butts above stanbrook i Land y^ church Land north 
J" Dunn south. 

In monuments pit furlong i Land W"" Cale west John 
Dunn East. 

[membrane 3] In y^ midle furlong I Land W"^ Cale west M"" Sam: Fair- 
fax East. 

In y« same furlong 5 Ridges together W'" Cale west J" 
Dunn East. 

In y^ same furlong i Land more W'" Cale west M"" Sam: 

Fairfax East. 

In Lodge meer furlong i Land in 2 Ridges J" Dunn East 

W'" Cale west. 

In whitemore furlong i Land M"" J" Dunn south Andrew 

Dun north. 

In y^ same furlong i Land in 2 Ridges W"" Cale north 

Andrew Dunn south. 

12 Ridges in all in Lodge field. 

8. In Aldrum 3 Crop Land. 

In Aldrum gap i Land Tho: Eales south Mat: Saunders 


In ye same furlong i Land J" Dunn south Andrew Dunn 



In y« same furlong i Land J" Dunn north Andrew Dunn 

In ye Butt Furlong i Land M-^ J" Dunn south Andrew 
Dunn north. 

In Lemmon furlong one Land W'" Cale west J" Dunn East. 

In Joseph Spiers Close i Land Joseph Spiers on both sides. 

6 Lands in all in Aldrum field 

In y« whole this odd yard Land conteins 7 1 Lands. 

The Meadow ground belonging to y^ odd yard Land of 
glebe viz*. 

1. In Aldrum meadow is (i) the overmost half Acre in Aldrum 
meadow W*" Cale north M^" J" Dunn south (2) the nether- 
most half Acre in Aldrum meadow Andrew Dunn north 
John Dunn south (3) One fither in Aldrum moor (w^** is 
y^ fourth part of an Acre) J" Dunn East Andrew Dunn west. 

2. In Westham meadow is one dole over ag^* 9 Leas. 

A true & perfect Terrier of y^ 3 yard Land of 
Glebe belonging to y^ Rectory of Barford taken 
Dec: 16^'' 1684 by Richard Blick & now trans- 
cribed [by] y^ said M' Richard Unett Rector of 
y^ same place. 

1. In Westham i Crop Land 

One Piece by Richard Banburies & joyning to y^ Road way, 
are six Lands next to Richard Banburies house, & 5 more 
by Imbri Smiths on y^ North side & 19 more next to y^ 
short piece, & y« short piece is 3 1 Lands & 3 more are at 
ye nether end of y^ 19, by y^ Road; there are 64 Lands 
altogither in this piece. 

2. In Watchbury hill field 3 Crop Land all. 

In Acreman furlong (next to sandy way) w*^in 4 Lands of 
y^ hedge 7 Lands M"" Sam: Fairfax west Tho: Eales East. 

In Parsons Leasow are 24 Lands w^^^in y^ hedge, and 5 

Lands next to y^ hedge w^^out, & i Land shooting upon y* 

pit there 30 in all. 

In y^ Parsons piece butting upon Cotsloe (and Plesthast 

high way) are 29 Lands & a hadland 30 in all. 

In Parsons piece butting upon Plesthast, (& w^i^in 7 Lands 

of Plesthast by y^ Road) are 42 Lands 4 of which be Had- 

lands, at each end two. 






Barton super 

le heath in 



In Long heath furlong belonging to Westham (& near & 
cross y« way to Plesthast) are 1 3 Lands i Crop Land. 

4. In Oak piece (near & next to M"" Sam: Fairfaxes sturches) 
are 39 Lands & a Hadland at y^ upper end 40 Lands in all, 
one Crop Land. 

5. In Pewterers piece in Lodgefield side (next to y^ other side 
to y« road to M^ Sam: Fairfaxes sturches) are 38 from y^ 
hedge. One Crop Land. 

6. In Cawdell bank on Debdin side (it is next to y« road to Mr. 
Sam : Fairfaxes sturches) are 44 Lands and a Had Land at 
y« upper end 45 in all. One Crop Land. 

The whole of y^ 3 yard Land conteins 309 Lands. 

Meadow ground belonging to y^ 3 yard Land viz: In 
Westham Meadow Welches Corner half an Acre. Mar 
corner two Acres. 


Octobris 27. Anno Domini 1585 
A. Regni Domine nostre Elizabethiae Dei gracia 
Anglie, Frauncie et Hibb: Reg: fidei Defensoris 
&a: vicessimo septimo. 

vpon the parsons othe. 

The answere of W"" Vnderhill clerk parson of y^ 

Rectorye or parsonage of Barton vppon the 

Heathe' within y'' countie of Warwick to y^ 

articles deliuered vnto him & other of y^ clergie in 

the first visitacion of y" Reuerende father in god 

Edmunde L. Bishope of Worcesf holden at 

Stredford the nynthe daye of September Anno 

Domini 1585. 

I Inprimis to y^ first Article I answere y'^ we haue in o^ 
parishe churche y^ Bible of y^ last translacion Authorised 
by the Synod of Bishops. 

' William Underhill, M.A. (see Foster), a member of the Underhill family of 
Ettington (J. H. Morrison, The Underhills of Warwickshire, 1932, pp. 121— 2), 
was instituted to the rectory of Barton on 23 July 1579 (Dugdale, i. 591). He 
was presented to the vicarage of Lower Ettington on 31 March 1567 (Wore. 
Dioc. Reg., Presentation Deeds, ist ser., no. 563) and held both livings until his 
death, being buried at Barton on 6 November 16 r 6 (Morrison, op. cit.). 


2 Item to y^ seconde I answere y* William Burye gentle: is 
y« true patron as I think or can lerne of the benefice of 
Barton' & y* I doe enioye & posses towe benefices: viz: 
y^ parsonage of Barton & y« Vicarage of Etington w"^in y« 
countie of Warwick, & Dioses of Worcester beinge sufH- 
cientlie (qualified) accordinge to y^ lawes, & statutes of 
this [? our] Realme for such causes provided. ^ And furth"" 
I answere that I am A M"" of Arte of y^ vniuersitie of Oxon 
and doe not p^'che w4n my Cure, or eleswhere beinge not 
licensed therevnto. 

3 Item to y^ thirde I answere y^ I knowe of none (such bene- 
fice) as the article makethe mension of. 

4 Item to y^ fourth I answere y* Edwarde Vnderhill gentle r^ 
(hath &) doth deteine some part of y^ fruites & tiths be- 
longinge to y^ said parsonage by what right & title I knowe 

5 Item to y* fifthe Article I answere as I haue answered vnto 
y^ thirde. 

Tithes in generall belonginge to y^ parsonage of Barton 
Inprimis their belongethe to y^ same parsonage y^ tenthe or Tiths 
tithe of almaner Corne, Grene, Haye, Woolle & Lambe 
growinge w^in y^ parish of Barton, & also y^ tithe milk, w' all 
oth*" privie tithes accordinge to y^ custome of the same parishe. 

Item one Haull, one parler, foure Chambers & one Butterye Howsinge 
newlie erected by W'" Vnderhill the incumbent theire, one 
Barne & a Pigenehowse w*^ a backsid & a litle close to y^ same 

Glebbe lande 
Item one yerde land belonginge to y* parsonage of Barton Tillage 
aforesaid & now in y® tenure & occupacion of Robarte Berye 
of the same parishe gentle : beinge sett vnto him from yere to 
yere, containeinge fortie & foure landes and thirtie & five 

^ William Bury was Underhill's first cousin, see ibid., table facing p. 109. 

^ By an Act of 1529 (21 Henry VIII, cap. 13) clergy could obtain dispensation 
from the Archbishop of Canterbury to hold together two livings with cure of 
souls if they were qualified in one of three ways: as chaplains (to the king, nobility, 
or higher ecclesiastics); as the brothers or sons of a lord or knight; or as bachelors 
or doctors of divinity or law. Underhill was not qualified in either of the latter 
ways, so he must have held a chaplaincy. 

3 The rector's brother, see Morrison, op. cit., table facing p. 109. 

B 2746 D 



Swarde Item Swarde eight leys, one Dolle & a Slade of medowe 
estemed half an acre. 


Fewell Item twelf leys of Fernerie & Purses & one ley of Thornes. 

Severall Item severall one litle Closse with the Churchyearde. 

Commons Item there belongethe vnto y^ said glebbe lande, w'^'' is ac- 
compted one yerde lande, Common for almaner of cattell in 
the towne feildes of the same parishe, yerelye rate licke as other 
ye inhabitance of the same parish doe Customablye vse y^ 
same viz. for y^ same yerde lande six beastes & threscore 
Sheppe; finis articulorum. 

W"! Vnderehill Cler' Robart Bury gentelman 

one of the parishners 

X Edwarde Lamberte 
X John Savage 

[D.R.o. A true note and terrier of all howses, edefices and 

^^^'^■' buildinges as also of all the glebe landes leyes, 

plottes of Fuell and meadowes of and belonging 
to the Rectorie or parsonage of Barton super le 
Heathe in the county of Warwicke and in the 
dioces of Worcester made and taken by Richard 
Briscoe parson there :^ Thomas Vade and John 
Lambert Churchwardens there, the Nineteenth 
day of Aprill one thousand six hundred and 
ninteene as followeth. 

Imprimis the mansion or dwelling howse of the parsonage 
aforsaide conteyninge seaven bayes, the Barne conteyning 
Fyve bayes, the Stable conteininge one bayes [sic], the Pid- 
ginhowse conteyning one bay, w<=^ amounteth in the whole 
Fowerteene bayes or theraboutes; twoe gardens and (also) 
yeardes and backsides therevnto belonging. 

^ Briscoe's institution to the rectory is not recorded in the Bishop's register but 
he probably succeeded Underhill (p. 32, n. i, above). He remained rector until 
his death in 1661 (Dugdale, i. 591). 


Item one Closse in the towne by a barne of Thomas Vades 
there lying on the Southe side of the saide Towne. 

Item Power leyes adioyning or lying nere vnto the parsonage 
howse and Churchyearde being bounded by a hedge of the 
weste side { '} 

Item one land w*^ a hade of greenesward shooting into Stowe 
waie nere vnto the parsonage, Thomas Vades lande lyinge one 
bothe sides therof. 

Item one other land shooting into the same highe waie Thomas 
Vades ground bothe sides. 

Item one other land w^^ a hade of greenesward lying in a 
furlonge called Gibbs sidlonge shooting Este and Weste and 
betwene the grounde of Thomas Vade. 

Item one other land shootinge also into Stowe waie Northward 
Tho : Vades land on both sides. 

Item two landes and two leyes shootinge Northward into Gibbs 
sidling Thomas Vades Grounde of bothe sides. 

Item one other land in the same forlonge the foresayde 
Thomas Vade on both sides. 

Item on land in a furlonge called Shorte White in a Closse of 
Thomas Vades shootinge Sowtheaste and Northweste. 

Item on other land in longe white shootinge into a Closse of 
Thomas Vades called horseleyes Thomas Vades grounde 
lyinge on both sides therof. 

Item one other land in the furlonge called Fowke gore butting 
vpon Compton field Sowthwarde Thomas Vades grounde 
lyinge on both sides therof. 

Item one other land in the same furlonge the saide Thomas 
Vades land on both sides therof. 

Item one fither shooting into Litle Compton field M'' Thomas 
Warnes land on the W^este side and Edward Kerries land on 
the Este syde. 

Item one other Fither in the same furlonge the land of Edward 
Kerrie on both sides. 

Item one lande in the furlonge called Midlehill shooting Este 
and weste Edward Kerries land on bothe sides. 

Item one other land in the same furlonge the saide Kerries 
land on bothe sides. 

' About three words have been scratched out. 


Item one lande in Deadmans slade lying vnder a hedge of a 
Meadowe of M"" Buryes called greate meadowe. 

[Item] one other land w*^ a hade of greeneswarde lying also in 
Deadmans slade .... [M]*" Buries grounde one bothe sides 

[Item] [w]t^ hades at both endes in the furlong called 

longe Furlonge of Thomas Vades on the north side 

and the aforesaide M"" [Bury] [so]w*^ side. 

[Item] [gr]eeneswarde in dead mans slade adioyning 

to a meadowe one the Easte side. 

[Item] e called medleyes shooting in ... . meadowe 

of M"" meadowe e sheepes 


Item one land one the hill lying in a furlonge called long Kex- 
hill shootinge Este and Weste M'" Buries land on bothe sides. 
Item one plotte of Errable on the hill by a place called Farme- 
combe in a Closse of M"" Buries the aforsaide Farmcombe 
on the Northeside. 

Item one dole of Meadowe grounde lyinge in a meadowe called 
Howe Meadowe. 

Item fower landes w**" hades lyinge in a place called the grove 
corner M"" Warnes ground on both sides. 

Item two landes shooting southeaste into M"" Warnes grove 
w*^ hades the said M"" Warnes grounde on bothe sides. 

Item Fower other landes w*** hades shooting Estward into 
Compton Coates a grounde of George Canninge on the North 
side and Edward Kerries land on the sow*^*" side. 
Item fyve other landes w*^ hades shootinge Northwarde vpon 
the Meadow called Smithmeade M"" Warne on the one syde 
Edward Kerrye on the other syde. 

Item two other landes w* hades nere wenfurlonge butting vpon 
a grounde of M" Stokes westwardes. 

Item one land in a furlong called vpper sharplandes M*" 
Buries grounde on both sydes therof. 

Item on other land in the furlonge called nether sharplandes 

w*^^ a hade shooting into leynersuch M"" Bury on both sides. 

Item one other land in the same furlonge M*" Buries grounde 

lyinge on both sides. 

* The terrier is written in two columns; the left-hand side has been partially 
eaten by mice causing these lacunas. It is not clear whether the last line of this 
column was a description of another land or the names of witnesses. 


Item one hadland shooting northward into a place called Oate- 

Item one other land shooting into a hadland called Axe had- 

Item two buttes shooting into the highe waie nere vnto M""^ 
Stokes gate John Lambertes grounde on both sides. 
Item two other butes shooting into the same highwaie nere 
Edward Lambertes howse John Lambertes ground on both 

Item on land in a furlong called Madaker w*^*" a hade of gren- 
sward shooting Northward vpon the mores & southard vpon 
grasmaur hill. 

Item on slade of grensward at Madaker shooting northward 
vpon the mores M'" Buries groundes on bothe sydes. 
Item on land in a furlong called West hill shooting westward 
vpon a place Called horsleys M'' Buries land on both sides. 
Item on other land in the same forlonge shooting into the 
aforsaid horsleys & M"" Buries grounde on both sides. 
Item one ley on horseleyes butting westward on a sideling of 
M'' Buries & M'' Buries land on both sides. 

Item one land on the hill called stainehill shooting west into 
a hadland called the Farme hadeland. 

Item fower buttes vpon Steinhill wherof on is a hadland shoot- 
ing Westward ouer a way caled steinford way John Lambertes 
grounde benethe the waie one both sides. 
Item three landes vpon the sowth side the towne shooting 
Northward towards the towne M'' Warne on the est side M"" 
Caning of the west side. 

Item six Buttes in a furlong called Brier furlong Buttes nere to 
Robins slade M'' Buries land on the weste side Thomas Vades 
grounde on the Este side. 

Item a sidlonge there of greneswarde lyinge alonge by the 

Item six other landes & hades shooting towardes Stepnehill 
George Canninges landes on both sides. 

Item two other landes vpon Stepnehill shooting northeste into 
a hedg of M"" Warns nere blackman forlong Georg Canning on 
both sides. 

Item two other landes in another furlong of Stepnehill butting 
vpon Brier furlonge. 


Item one plott of wood and fearne in a place called the vper 
grove in M"" Buries grounde. 

Item tenne leyes in a parcell of ground vpon the heath called 
More Leyes shooting northweste nere a place Called Fox holes 
and one other hadland vpon the heath at sheephowse knoppole. 

By mee Richard Thomas Vade 

Briscoe John Lambert Churchwardens 


[D.Ro. ^ ^^^^ account of the profits belonging to the 

72/19] Chappel of Bearly taken y'' 9*^ day of July 1714.^ 

Ther is no house nor Glebe Land belonging to y^ S*^ Chappel. 
Ther is four pound p"" Annum paid by my Lady Carrington.^ 
A Noble p"" annum by my Lord Coventry for y^ tith of Bearly 

A Noble p"" annum by M"" Rogers for his Farm. 
A Noble p"" annum by M"" Warner for his farm. 

£ s. d. 

For y^ Chappel yard 0:4:0 

And (y^ rest of) y® privy Tiths w''^ amount to about 3 pound p'' 

annum one year w*^*" another. 

Tho: Lees Curat^ 
the X marke 
of Robert Ellen 
Church Warding 
Tho. Perks. 

[D.R,o. Bewd sart 
^^'"""^ Emannuell Anno Domini 1585 12 of October 

vpon the curates othe 

In primis our byble is not authorised by the Sinod of bishopes. 
(The earle of warwicke is patron of the benefice.) 

' In 1708 the churchwarden of Bearley presented: 'our Church is Supply'd 
but once a Fortnight, the allowance to y^ Minister being but 8^' per Annum' 
(Wore. Dioc. Reg., Churchwardens' Presentments, Box no. 149). 

2 Lady Carrington rented the great tithe of Bearley from King's College, Cam- 
bridge, the impropriators (Dugdale, ii. 831). 

3 Thomas Lees, M.A. (see Foster), was also rector of Wolverton from 1683/4 
until his death in 1729 (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 34, f. 37; 35. f- H'^)- 


Item my wages in money is v^' vj^ viij"^. 

Item one dayes mathe of medowe xiij^ iiij'^ 

Item halfe a dayes mathe in an other place vj^ viiij'* 

Item one litle Closse containinge iij Acares xiij^ iiij"^, to the rest 
of the Articles I can say nothinge. 

Per me Rogerum Smythe 
Curatorem ibidem' 


A true terrier of the Glebe of Bewdesert^ [d.r.o. 

Imprimis fower bay of dwelling houses viz. an hall, parler & 

kitchin, day house & buttry with certaine roomes & chambers 

over & a double chimney, & an hearth & oven in the kitchin. 

Item three bay of barn with a stable roome. 

Item the church(yard>, a backside & garden the value of an 

Item a meadow of a dayes math lying neer blackford bridg & 
compassed with a meadow of S'' francis Smithes now in the 
tenure of one francis sly on the south part, & the little parke on 
the west & north part, & blackford close on the east part. 

Item the rest of the glebe land lying in the parish of Preston 
Baggott in three seuerall places & parcells:^ one parcell called 
keck greene grounds consisting of fower leasowes wherof one 
hath a cotage with three acres or thereabout: another con- 
taining fiue acres: the third containing nine acres: the fourth 
called fitters field containing som twenty six dayes worke or 

' Beaudesert was served by a curate because John Stockton, rector from i6 
September 1580, was also rector of Alcester from 20 June 1578 (Dugdale, ii. 
805, 769), and perhaps resided at the latter. The Puritans said that at Beaudesert 
Stockton 'hath a dumbe hirehng, one Roger Smith, a common alehouse haunter' 
(Savage and Fripp, p. 6). 

2 This terrier is in an early-seventeenth-century hand. It must have been 
written before 6 May 1629, when Sir Francis Smith, who is mentioned below, 
died (W. Cooper, Wootton Wazven, its History and Records, 1936, p. 27), and 
it is perhaps one of those compiled in 161 6/ 17. 

3 Later in the seventeenth century there was a tradition that the rectors had 
originally had glebe in Beaudesert parish and had exchanged it for this land in 
Preston, but there does not appear to be any written record of such an exchange. 
In 1664 the churchwardens of Beaudesert presented: 'The Glebe Lands belong- 
ing to our Parsonage have beene long since (as they say) exchanged for Lands that 
ly in another Parish, whether with Licence from the Ordinary, & free consent 
of the then Incumbent, we are utterly ignorant' (Wore. Dioc. Reg., Church- 
wardens' Presentments, Box no. 149). 


acres with a little meadow adioigning thervnto of half a dayes 
math; all these said grounds being compassed on the east part 
with Grounds of Foulke Hancocks gent., on the north & south 
part with grounds of M"" Thomas Spencer esquire in the tenure 
of William Howel or his assignes. 

The second parcel called { y parsons layes divided into 

two or three closes with a little coppice about thirty acres, 
compassed on the east side with a comon field called stony 
field & { ^} one little close of William Williams, & on the 

south side with another common field called goldy craft, & 
on the west & north part with certaine grounds of one foulke 
Hancox gent. & John Grafton, & a little (lane) in som part. 

The third & last part called parsons field divided into fiue 
parcels or closes, {wherof one cont} containing fower score 
acres or thereabout compassed on the west side with a lane 
called edg lane & on the north east & south with certaine 
grounds of S"" Thomas Holt Knight baronet & M"" Thomas 
Spencer Esquire now in the tenure of William Howell or his 

Lyonell Woodward 
the marke of Edward Hiccox^ churchwardens. ^ 

[D.R.o. The Terriar of the Gleeb Land of & belonging to 

^^ the Parsonage of Beudeserte.^ 

Imprimis the Churchyearde, garden, orcharde & backside with 

the dwelling howse, barne & stable etc. 

Item a little meddow not far from blacford bridge consisting 

of above a days math. 

So much of it lieth in the parish of Beudeserte. 

Now the rest of the Gleeb land lying in the Parish of Preston 

Baggot are these parcels as are set downe in forme following : 

Imprimis a close known & called by the name of Fitters fielde 

^ A word has been scratched out. 

2 The corner on which Hiccox made his mark has been cut away. 

3 This and the following two terriers are unusual in that the rector took no 
part in compil'ng them and did not sign them: perhaps he was not resident in the 
parish. John Elly, M.A., was rector from 26 November 1606 to 1636 (W. 
Cooper, T/ie Records of Beaudesert, 193 1, p. xxxvi). 

* On a slip of paper attached to this terrier by a pin the date 163 1 is written 
in a nineteenth-century hand; this is a hkely conjecture as Richard Hauthorn 
and Thomas Petsford who witness the terrier were churchwardens in May 1632 
(W. Cooper, The Records of Beaudesert, p. 63). 


now divided into two partes with a little meddow adioyning & 
also a barne containing two or 3 bales. 

Item vpon the north side of the lane there are three closses 
knowne by the name of keck greene grounds, with a cottage 
on the west side, in the which lane lyinge between the said 
grounds there is a cottage erected of late by on William 
Brittaine, to the p^'iudice of the Parson & without his consent 
& allowance, & therfore he desiers that it may bee well con- 
sidered of & righted accordingly. 

Item there are five closses more lying partly by Edge lane side 
between the grounds belonging to S'' Thomas Holt knighte 
Barronet on the on side & S"" Thomas Lucy knight {Ba} on the 
other side or their assignes which sayd groundes doe likewise 
ly in the Parish of Preston Baggot. 

Item 3 closses more called & knowne by the name of parsons 
Lays, neer vnto the greene before the howse of Andrew Grafton 
& two of the said closses adioyning to the grounds of Andrew 
Grafton in some parte, & to a lane going to the Common 
known by the name of Bushwood & to Web closse, vnto part 
whereof the third closse also reacheth in some part, as alsoe to 
a field called goldicraft & to William Williams his furson close, 
with a coppisse lying between the sayd Parsons Layes & the 
grounds of M"" Thomas Hancocks on the west parte; all which 
grounds are also within the Parish of Preston Baggot & doe 
belong to the Parsonage of Beudesert. 

In Witnesse wherof wee the Churchwardens of 
Beudesert have set to our hands. 

signum Richard H Hauthorn 

signum Thomas X Petsford. 

A Terriar of the gleabe Land of the Parish of [d.r.o. 
Beudesert taken the fift of June in the year of our ^'''"^ 
lord god one thousand six hundred & thirtifiue 
by vs 

John Haruy Churchwardens 

Homfry Gressingham 

Imprimis the Parsonage Howse consisting of the quantity of 
three bayes of building or theraboutes, & one barne of the 
quantity of three bays of building or theraboutes, with a smal 
garden lying on the west side of the parsonage howse & also an 


orchyeard of the quantity of halfe an Acre or theraboutes, 
hauing the Parke on the east side & abutting on the Church- 
yeard southward. 

Item one small medow containing the quantity of an acre of 
ground lying between the land of Oliuer Dalton on the east 
side, & part of the Park medow on the west side, abutting 
on the land now in the occupacion of Francis Sly of Henly 
southward, & the Park medow northeast, hauing the waine 
way leading vnto it from blackford bridge through the land 
of Oliuer Dalton of Henly lying on the east side of the saide 

Item fiue closes of gleab land knowen by the name of Parsons 
fields hauing the kinges highway on the west side & the land 
of S"" Thomas Holt on the north & east side & the land of S"" 
Thomas Lucy on the Southside, which said fiue closes ly in the 
parish of Preston Baggot. 

Item three closes lying in the parish of Preston Baggot with a 
coppis of vnderwood of the quantity of an acre of ground which 
said closes haue the kings high way on the on side northwest 
& the grounds of Andrew Grafton on the northside & the land 
of Robert Randol on the south side & the field knowen by 
the name of Goldicote field lying on the eastside. 

Item one barne of the quantity of three bays of building with a 
leaneto on the south side of the said barne which said barne 
standeth in a lesow or ground knowen by the name of Fitters- 
feild consisting of the quantity of sixteen acres of ground or 
theraboutes, being diuided into three parts & lying in the 
parish of Preston Baggot aforesaid, hauing the kings highway 
on the northside & the land of Robart Randol on the eastside, 
& the land of S"" Thomas Lucy on the southeastside. 

Item one howse of the quantity of one bay of building with 
a very little garden standing in a close or ground diuided into 
three parts having the kings highway on the east, south & west 
side & the lands of S"" Thomas Lucy on the north side, knowen 
by the name of Fitters field. 



A terrear of the Mantione howse Called and [d.r.o. 
knowen by the name of the Vicaridge howse w^^ ^"^"^^ 
all profittes and Commodities belonginge to the 
sayde Vicaridge of Bydforde taken by the Church- 
wardens and others the inhabitaunce and 
parishioners of Bydford, aforesayde, as followeth^ 
Dated the eight day of Januarie Anno Regni 
domini nostri nunc Jacobi Decimo quarto et 
ScotisB Quinquagessimo 1616. 

Inprimis one Mantion howse belonginge to the sayde Vicaridge 
of Bidforde, Contayninge fower bayes, one barne contayninge 
three bayes, one Garden belonginge to the same — adioyninge 
to the aforesayd Vicaridge one the easte syde, the River of 
Avone one the sovthe syde, the Churchway one the North syde, 
the Hiewaye Leadinge forthe of the towne to Avone, one the 
weaste syde. 

One Closse att a place Called the Nether Endes closse the 
Lande of Richard Brandon one the weaste syde, the lande of 
Leonarde Izard one the Easte syde abuttinge into a lane Called 
Frogge Lane, the Ende of yt suttinge sovthe. 

One plott of Medowe grounde, Lyinge and beinge in Mart- 
cleeve Medowe in Lewe of the tyeth hey of Martcleeve 
Meddowe nowe in the vse of the Vicar, John Ewens one the 
North syde adioyninge therto and Arthur Walker one the 
sovth syde, the Fielde Hades called Woosland Hades one y^ 
sovtheaste syde, the Hieway beinge North easte in parte. And 
certayne tyeth hey in the Oxe Meddowe of Martcleeve [and] in 
(theire) Clossures and fyeldes of Martcleeve aforesayd tyme 
out of my[n]de Accordinge to the Custome there. 

And further there are certaine landes Errable in the fyeldes 
of Bydforde and fyeldes of Broome belongine to the sayde 
Vicaridge, That ys to saye three landes suttinge one the afore- 
sayde Closse the lande of Richarde Brandon one weaste syde 
and the lande of Richard Brandon one the easte syde. Three 

^ This terrier, like those for Beaudesert, is unusual in that the vicar took no 
part in compiling it and did not sign it. Henry Ambrose was presented to the 
vicarage on lo July 1605 (Wore. Dioc. Reg., Presentation Deeds, 2nd ser., 
no. 26), and remained vicar until his death in 1625 (Dugdale, ii. 726). 


landes more Lyinge att Broome Crosse the Churchwaye one 
the weaste syde, Leadinge from Kinges Broome, Richarde 
Grymmett one the Easte syde, And three Landes abuttinge 
into a waye Called Grafton hiewaye, the Ende of them svttinge 
one the weaste, one of them a hadlande, the lande of Richard 
Brandon one the North syde. Two landes more, Lyinge in 
Kinges Broome fyeldes, abuttinge into a brocke. Called small 
broocke, the Ende svttinge one the sovth, the Lande of 
William Harbidge easte and weaste. And in consideracion 
all theise aforesayde Landes Errable the inhabitaunce and 
parishioners of Bydford, haue had euer Belroppes founde as 
ofte as neede shall require by the Vicar tyme out of mynde, 
Accordinge to the Custome. 

As alsoe all privie tyethes w*^in the towne and parishe of 
Bydforde tyme out of mynde, Accordinge to the Custome of 
the parishe of Bydford aforesayde. Vnto all w'='' wee whose 
names are vnderwritten doe affirme and will approve to be 
trve accordinge to our knowledg tyme out of mynde. 

John Ewens 

Bartholomew Pagett Churchwarde[n]s 

George Brandon baylieffe 

Will. Harbidge 

Thomas Hierne John Blundell script' 

John Walker 

Leonard Izarde 

Richard Brandon 

Richard Salter^ 

[D.R.o. A true and perfect Account of all the Profitts and 

a Tarriar of all the Glebe Land belonging to the 

Vicarige of Bidford in the County of Warwick 

and Diocess of Worcester, taken by the Vicar, 

Churchwardens, and other . Inhabitants and 

Parishioners of Bidford, the thirteenth day of 

October 1714. 

Imp: One Mansion House belonging to the said Vicarige 
containing about three Bays of Building, one Barn containing 
about three Bays, one Stable, a Garden Plott, about a quarter 
of an Acre, & a court, having the Churchyard on the East, 

' The names of all the witnesses are in the same hand as the terrier. 


the River Avon on the south, the Churchway on the North, the 
Highway forth of the Town to Avon on the West side. 
One Plot of Medow ground lying and being in Martcleeve 
medow now in j^ use of the Vicar M'"^ Ewins on the Northside, 
adjoyning thereto on the southside the Hades called Westland 
Hades, on the East side a Part of the Cowpaster, on the West 
the Highway that leads from Martcleeve to Bidford. 
Item A Close called Fernclose about an Acre and a halfe, 
having the Land of S'" Fullwar Skipwith on the west, the Land 
of S*" Fullwar Skipwith on the East, sutting north upon y^ 
Footway to Salford, and South into Frog lane. 

The Arrable Land 

In Brome Field above downs, there are two Lands together, 
having the Land of M"" Francis Halford on the South, and the 
Land of Edward Garret on the North, sutting west on a Had- 
land of S'" Fullwar Skipwiths, on the East into a Hadway. 

In a Feild called Marriage belonging to Brome in the Parish 
of Bidford there are three Lands together having on the North 
y^ Land of S"" Rob'' Throgmortons, on the South the Highway 
leading to Salford, on the East sutting upon an Archard of 
George Baylis, on the west on a Hadway. 

In the same Field at a Place called Boudend {one} Two Lands 
having the Land of Edward Garret on the North, and Thomas 
Colling on the South, sutting on a Hadland of John Millburns 
on the East, and on the west into a Hadway. 

In the Feild belonging to Brome called Gastons Field one Land 
in the Footway to Alcester having the Land of M'' Francis 
Halford on y^ West, the Land of John Millburne on the East, 
sutting up a Land of M" Combes (on y^ North,) on the South 
upon a Hadland of S'" Fullwar Skipwiths. 
In Brome Field near a Place called snake pole Hedge on the 
West side the Brook there are two Lands together, having the 
Land of Edward Garret on the North, and the Land of M"" 
Rock on the South, suting down to Bitten Brook on the East, 
and on a Hadway towards the West. 

In the same Field there are two Lands together, having the 
Land of M'' Francis Halford East and West, suting on the 
North upon a Hadland of Edward Holtoms, and on the south 
upon smallbrook. 

In a Field called Waterstall Field one Land having the Land 
of S'' Fullwar Skipwiths on the West, the Land of M*" Halford 


<on> the East, suting south in Avon Highway, towards the 
North on a Hadland of Joh: ElHns. 

In Bidford Lower field there are three Lands lying together, 
having the Land of John Rice on the East, the Highway lead- 
ing to Brome called the Churchway on the West, suting upon 
a Land of Ralph Huburns on the South, on the North upon the 
Lands of Capt: Ashcomb and M"" Spillsbury. 

In the same Field there are five Lands more lying together, and 
a Hadland adjoyning, having the Land of Robert Milward on 
the South, the Hadland on the North, suting on the West upon 
the Lands of S'" Fullwar Skipwith and Stephen Palmer, on the 
East upon the Land of M"" Prinns. 

In Bidford upper Field there is a Hadland and his Fellow, 
having the Land of William Hains on the North, on the South 
the Land of S"" Fullwar Skipwith's, William Hains, and Ralph 
Huburne coming up to the Hadland, The two vicarige Land 
sutting on the East up (to) the Lands of Ralph Huburns, on 
the west upon the Highway that leads to Graffbn. 

There is also a certain Tyth Hey payed to the Vicar out of 
the Oxe Meddow at Martcleeve and in their Closurs and Fields 
of Martcleeve time out of Mind according to a Custom in that 

All the Privy Tyths and Offerings belong to y^ Vicar except 
the Tyth wool, w'=^ is claimed by the Lord (of the) Mannour; 
by what Title we know not. 

Joh: Clarke Vicar' 

John Gillam W™ Baylis "j 

Jonah Pearce Thomas Ainge L-, , , , 

V^ , ,,., J '=' >Lhurcnwaraens.2 

Robert Milward | 

Siluenus Bushes Tho. Alkerton j 

John Hurst 

' John Clarke, B.A. (probably the son of the vicar of Pershore (Wore.) of 
that name, see Foster), was instituted to Bidford on 17 March 171 1/12, and re- 
mained vicar until his death in 1758 (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 34, f 98^; 35, f. 105'^). 

2 The surviving churchwardens' presentments for Bidford at the Worcester 
Diocesan Registry (167 3- 1790, Box no. 150) are made by three churchwardens, 
not, as normally, by two. 



Bynton. An Answere made to the Articles in the last [d.r.o. 
visitation at Warwicke, in Anno Domini ^''^"^^ 


1 Inprimis to the Fyrst Artycle, we haue A byble of the 
Largest volume, sett out in the tyme of Kinge Henri the 
viij*^^,' but none of the Last, or Anny other. 

2 Item the patrone of my benefice, is one M"" Walter dwelHnge 
in Surrye,2 And the glebe Lande whiche ys holye in my 
owne hand, shalbe sett downe, to be recordyd in An other 
boke; I haue no more Lyvinge but this one. I haue taken no 
degre in the Vniuersitie, no preacher Lycensyd. 

3 Item to the 3. Artycle, that I cann Justly present none. 

4 Item to the 4 Article I haue thole profyttes belonginge to 
my Chyrche in my owne handes. 

5 Item the 5. Artycle is answaryd in the next goinge before. 

6 Item to the 6 Article I haue made A fayre (boke) in parche- 
ment, to be delyueryd to the p'"ncypall Regester,^ there to be 
Regestryd, w' the Judgement & consent, of iiij honest & 
eldest men w'^in the paryshe & Also borne & dwellinge 
w'in the paryshe withe there handes sett therto & names. 

By me William Thaxton person there.'* 

^ Presumably the 'Great Bible', first printed in London in 1 539 and so called 
on account of its size. This was the official Bible used in churches from the time 
of the Royal Injunctions of 1538, until it was superseded by the 'Bishops' Bible' 
of 1568 (see A. W. Pollard, Records of the English Bible, 191 1, pp. 17-23). 

^ William Walter, of Wimbledon, Surrey, lord of the manor of Binton (see 
F.C.H. Warwicks. iii. 63, and Visitations of Surrey, 1330, 1372 and 1623, 
Harleian See, vol. xliii. 1899, p. 222). 

^ i.e. the diocesan registrar. 

* Wilham Thaxton's bond given on institution to Binton rectory is dated 
3 December 1565 (Wore. Dioc. Reg., Presentation Deeds, ist ser., no. 549) and 
he remained rector until his death in 1600 (Dugdale, ii. 713). The Puritans de- 
scribed him as 'aged and impotent' in 1586 (Savage and Fripp, p. 5). 


[D.R.o. Com' Warr' The particuleres of 

^ Bynton the Personage of 

vpon the {curates} parsons othe Bynton, and of the 

Glebe Lande ther- 
unto belonginge, 
written the xviij of 
October in the xxvij 
yere of the Reigne 
of our Souereigne 
Ladie Elizabeth by 
the grace of God, 
Quene of Englande, 
Fraunce and Ire- 
lande, Defendor of 
the Faithe &c. 

Inprimis A mansyon howse conteyninge vij baye whiche are 


Item A Corne barne conteyninge iij baye, withe A Lytle 
pygges kotte therto Adioyninge, A Hey barne conteyninge iij 
<baie) wherin bestes be tyed, A stable beinge one baie, A bake 
house w^ A kyll, A boltinge house wherin standes A mault 
myll, and ij other bayes for shepe, whiche (be) iiij baies in 
thole, and at thende A lytle henne rowst. 

Item one Garden, A hempe place, wherin stande my wood. 

Item one close conteyninge iiij Acres, all whiche edifices, doe 
stande in the same iiij Acres, all whiche howses and groundes 
doe Joyne to the Southe syde of the Chyrcheyearde, whiche 
gronde will kepe iij kyne, winter & somer. 

Item the goinge of iiij bestes, ii horses or mares, and xxx shepe, 
in the Comen Feldes. 

Item of Errable groundes Lyinge in iiij Seuerall Feldes, Lvj 
Landes, greate & smale. 

Item other Laye Landes in Sondrye places of the towne, beinge 
barren gronde, to the number of xij And one Lande of Furses 
and thornes. 

Item one pece of Ley conteininge one Acre, beinge one the 
west syde of the mansyon howse, and hathe bene in tyllage, & 
is now A comen karte weye, up to the topp of the hill, and as 


my patrone sayeth, was to the personage, before the ma[n]- 
syon howse. 

Item one pece of medowe beinge poyntyd & sett out, for the 
tyth of the Lott medowe, conteyninge ij Acres. 

Item one Lott in the Comen medowe, as other men haue for 
one yerd lande. 

Item the Ester boke, Tythe Kalfe or tenthe pennye, all the 
wooll & Lame, all tythe heye & Corne, pygge, gosse, egges, 
hempe, flaxe, withe all other frutes, withein the same paryshe, 
& tythe fysshe. 

Item tythe mylke, begynninge the thyrde dale of Maij & so 
euery tenthe dale, & endinge the first of August. 

Wrytten by me William Thaxton person of Bynton. 

And thesse vndernamyd haue sett to their handes 

Thomas Jackman thelder X William Hobbyns X 

Thomas Jackman the yonger, oi. Fraunces Charelles X 

A terrier of all the landes & glebe belonginge to [d.r.o. 
y^ parsonadge of Binton in y^ countie of Warwic' ^^'""^^ 
& dioces of Worcest' made the fowerth day of 
June in y^ yeare of our lorde god 1635. 

In primis the homestall conteyninge by estimation fiue acres, 
Y^ common lyeth on y^ west, y^ fielde on y^ east, y* north head 
abutteth on the churchyarde. 

Item in y^ lott meddowe one dole beinge two poole over, 
another one poole & a thirde j poole, not knowen till y^ lott be 

Item a piece called y^ quarter meddowe havinge Avon on y^ 
south & is dowled out w*^^ iij stones at y^ other side. 

Item at y® church banke fiue landes together lyinge betwixt 

the landes of Richarde Kempson on both sides east & west. 

Item in y^ same season one lande lyinge in short Cleydon next 

Richarde Cooper on y^ west from him. 

Item one of, lyeth a lande, John Hill hath a lande betwixt 


Item in y^ same Fur' lyeth a lande next Avery Jakeman on 

y* east of him. 

Item in y* same F. a lande next Thomas Herbage on y^ east 

side of him. 



Item in longe howe lyeth a londe betwixt John Hill north & 
Richarde Cooper south. 

Item in Hare F: lyeth a lande betwixt two of M"" Kempsons. 
Item at Warwicke way lyeth a lande on y* north side of M 

Item in Rikardes F one lande lyinge on y^ north side of John Hill. 
Item in y^ same F one lande layinge on y* north side of a broade 
lande in y^ occupation of Willyam Hobbins. 

Item in y^ same F one lande lyinge on y* south side of Rich: 

Item in hollowe brooke F. a lande lyinge betwixt Father Badson 
& Richarde Kempson. 

Item seuen layes buttinge on Warwicke way y^ common lyeth 
on y^ east & Avery Jakeman lyeth on y^ west. 

This is sowen w*^*" barley this yeare. 

Item in y^ wheate fielde in grubbe tree F y* v'^^ lande from Rush 

Item in y^ same F one lande lyeth beyonde path meere betwixt 
Richarde Cooper & John Hill. 

Item in y^ same F one lande betwixt two of M'' Kempson. 

Item in y^ F at Alcester way one lande layinge on the south 
side of Rich. Cooper. 

Item in y* same F one lande lyinge on y^ north side of path 

Item in ye same F on lande betwixt Richarde Coopers broade 
& M"" Kempson. 

Item a lay lyinge vnder John Hills close. 

Item in pitt F: one lande lyinge betwixt Thomas Herbage & 

William Wallforde, east head on M"^ Wallforde. 

Item in y^ same F one lande lyinge betwixt Willyam Wall- 
forde & Richarde Jakeman, east head on John Hill. 
Item in y® same F one lande lyinge betwixt Richarde Cooper & 
William Wallforde, east head abutteth on John Hill. 
Item in y* common are fiue layes marked w*^^ a P. for y^ parson 
y* feede is common & y® firinge theron growinge is y^ parsons. 

This is y'' wheate field this yeare. 

Item in y^ pease fielde there is one lande goeinge thorowe y* 
fur', in y^ nether ende it layes betwixt Richarde Kempson & 
Thomas Herbage, y^ south head abutteth on Richarde Cooper. 


Item in 7 lande F one lande lyinge betwixt two of Thomas 

Item one lande in George Cranes Fur: betwixt y^ lande of y* 
lady Walter &c Richarde Jakeman. 

Item in y® same F: buttinge on y* layes one lande lyinge be- 
twixt two landes of Avery Jakeman. 

In y^ great F : one lande betwixt Richarde Kempson & Willyam 

In y^ same F: one lande lyinge betwixt ij landes in the occupa- 
tion of William Hobbines. 

In y* same F: one lande lyinge betwixt William Hobbines & 
Sarah Robertes. 

These are sowen w*** pease. 

Nowe followeth y^ Fallowe fielde. 

Item at y^ grange ende vj landes together M"" Kempsons close 
is on y^ west & Richarde Jakeman on y*' east. 

Item in withy F one lande lyinge betwixt Willyam Hobbines 
& Willyam Walforde. 

Item in y* same F ij landes together betwixt y^ lady Walter 
& William Hobbines. 

Item in Garsones F: one lande lyinge betwixt ij landes of 
Richarde Cooper. 

Item in y® same F one lande lyinge betwixt Richarde Kempson 
& Avery Jakeman. 

Item in y^ same F one lande lyinge betwixt M"" Kempsons layes 
called Ditch acar & his lande arrable on y^ other side. 

Item in longe croft lande F: one lande lyinge betwixt John 
Hill & Thomas Herbage. 

Item in y® same F: one lande lyinge betwixt Sarah Robertes 
& M'" Kempson. 

Item in short croft lande F. one lande lyinge betwixt Robert 
Fairfax & M'' Kempson. 

Item in y* same F. one lande lyinge on y^ south side of John 
Hill, east head butteth on Thomas Herbages hedlonde. 

Verte folium 
Item at y^ short layes one lande beinge a hedlonde to y^ layes, 
Thomas Herbage layes on y^ west. 

Item in longe cleydon one lande lyinge betwixt Thomas 
Herbage & Avery Jakeman. 


Item in short Cleydon one lande lyinge next Willyam Wall- 
forde on y*" north side of him. 

Item one lande beinge hedlonde to short cleydon M'' Kempson 
lyeth on y^ east side of it. 

Item in y^ vpper gravells F one lande lyinge betwixt William 
Hobbins & Avery Jakeman. 

Item in y^ same F: one lande betwixt William Hobbins & 
John Hill. 

Item in y® nether gravells F (one lande) lyinge next y^ Lady 
Walter on y® south side of her. 

Item in y^ same F one lande lyinge betwixt Thomas Herbage 
& John Hill. 

Item a lay at Cawdle meere. 

Every arrable lande hath or should haue on the midside of 
y^ lande where y^ plowe setteth in a litle balke. 

Exhibited byWillyam Wallforde 
Richarde Kempson 
Richarde Jakeman 

Exhibit' 26 Junij 1635' 

[D.R.o. An exact Terrier of the Glebe-land, Perquisites, 

72/29] Easter-dues, and privy Tithes belonging to the 

Rectory of Binton in the County of Warwick and 
Diocese of Worcester made the 9*** day of Sep- 
tember Anno Dom: 1714^ 

Imp: The Homestall containing by estimation five acres, 
having the hill on the West, the feild on the East, the North- 
head butteth on the Church-yard. 

It: In the Lot-meadow one dole being two poles and another 
one pole and a third in Smithie dole not known till the lot be 

It: In the common Meadow a parcell of ground by the Avon's 
side called the Parson's Quarter-Meadow, joyning to the Lot- 
meadow on the North, and to M" Kempson on the East. 

' The living of Binton was probably vacant w^hen this terrier was made, as 
James Sheppard was instituted to the rectory on 20 October 1635 (Dugdale, 


2 In 170Q the yearly value of the rectory was said to be above £60 ('MS. notes 

on Warwickshire Churches', Birmingham Ref. Libr. MS. 457350, f. 8). 


In the present Fallow-feild 

Imp: In the Church bank five lands together lying between 
the lands of M'" Kempson. 

It: In Short-Cleydon one land lying next to M'' Thomas Wal- 
ford, on the West of him. 

It: Another in the same furlong lying next to one of the Ld. 

It: Another in the same furlong lying next to M"" Huckell on 
the East of him. 

It: Another in the same furlong lying next to W"" Herbage on 
the East of him. 

It: In long-Hoo a land lying next M"" Tho:Walford on the 
south of him. 

It: In Hearth-furlong a land lying between two of John 

It : At Warwick-way a land lying on the North of M"" Kempson. 

It: In Rickard's furlong a land lying on the North of M"" Tho: 

It: In the same furlong a land lying on the North of M"" W"" 

It: In the same furlong a land lying on the South of M'' 

It: In Hollow-brook a land lying between two lands of Fran. 
Badson's with a Feather adjoining to it. 

It: Five layes butting on Warwick-way next the common; 
between M'' Kempson and M'' Tho. Walford. 

In the Pease Stubble 

Imp. In Grub-tree furlong the fifth land from Rush-way. 

It: In the same furlong a land lying between the Lord Conway 
on the East and M'' Tho.Walford on the West. 

It: In the same furlong a land lying between two of M"" 

It: In the furlong at Alcester-way a land lying on the south- 
side of M'" Tho: Walford's broad land. 

It: In the same furlong (a land) lying on the North-side of 

It: In the same furlong a land lying between another of M'" 
Thomas Walford's broad lands and one M"" Kempson's. 


It: A lay under M'' Walford's closes. 

It: In Pit-furlong a land between M'" Tho:Walford and W"' 

It: In the same furlong a land lying between two of M*" Tho: 

It: In the same furlong a land lying between M"" Tho: Walford 
and M-- Huckell. 

It: Four layes in the common, the feed is common, but the 
furzes and thorns growing upon them the Rector's. 

In the barley-stubble 

Imp. A land going through two furlongs lying in the upper 
end between M"" Tho: Walford and M"" W"" Walford in the 
lower furlong between John Redding and W"" Herbage. 

It: In the seven-land furlong a land lying between two of 
William Herbage's. 

It: In George Gray's furlong a land lying between the Ld. 
Conway and M'" Huckell. 

It: In the same furlong (a land) butting upon two of M"" Tho: 

It: In the great furlong a land lying between M"" Tho: Walford 
and M"" Kempson. 

It: In the same furlong a land lying between two of M"" W"" 

It: In the same furlong a land lying between M'' W"" Walford 
and M"" Tho: Goodwin. 

In the wheat-stubble 

Imp. Six lands lying at Grange-end. 

It: In Withie furlong a land between M"" Tho: and M"" W"* 

It: In the same furlong two lands together between the Ld. 
Conway and M"" W'" Walford. 

It: In Garson's furlong a land lying between two of M"" Tho: 

It: In the same furlong a land lying between M'" Tho: Walford 
and M'" Tho: Goodwin. 

It: In the same furlong a land lying between two of John 


It: In long-croft's a land lying between the Ld. Conway and 
William Herbage. 

It: In the same furlong a land lying between M'' Kempson 
and M'' Tho: Goodwin. 

It: In the dirty acres a land lying between M'' Kempson and 
{M--} Tho: Fairfax. 

It: In short-crofts a land lying on the South-side of the Ld. 
Conway's and butting upon W"" Herbage's head-land. 

It: At the short layes a land being an head-land to the layes, 
next W"" Herbage on the East. 

It: In long Cleydon a land lying between M"" Tho: Goodwin 
and W"" Herbage. 

It: In short Cleydon lying next M"" Tho: Walford on the 
North of him. 

It: A land being an headland to short Cleydon. 

It: In the upper Gravels one land lying between M"" William 
Walford and M'' Tho: Goodwin. 

It: In the same furlong a land lying between the Ld. Conway 
andM^ Will: Walford. 

It: In the lower Gravels, a land lying next the Ld. Conway on 
the South side of him. 

It: In the same furlong a land lying between the Ld. Conway 
and William Herbage. 

It : A swath on the side of Cawdle-meer. 


For a churching —4"^ 
For a burying —4"^ 

For a wedding -2^ 6^^, with a license 5^ 

Privy tithes 

s d 

For every tenth lamb i 04 

For every sheep winter'd out orl j 


bought in the spring / ^^ -^^2 

For every sheep winter'd here and| j 

sold in the spring / 

For every Calf 00 04*^ 

For every new-milch'd Cow 00 06'* 


Easter dues 

For every house and garden call'd s d 

smoak-penny & garden-penny. oo 02^ 

Offerings each family, 00 04*^ 

Edw. Deane Rect: ' 

John Kempson 

Beniamin Huckell 

Tho : Walford 

Rich: Richardson Church Warden. 


[D.R.o. Wee Inhabitantes of byshopton doe Certifie the 
Courte of Wossester that the Chappell at bishop- 
ton hath noe lande; bute we doe mainetayne y' and 
Repayre y^ of our selves. 

We hade seven Acers of lande, one acer of medowe one Close, 
with a Cottage house, and a Church yarde belonginge to the 
Chappie aboute thirtye yeares since,^ which is nowe in the 
occupation of on Andrue Orchard^ of Tanworth and we 
stande doutfull whether y*^ will ever be Recovered agayne or 

William Ainge a his mark Richard Holder minister 

of Bishoptun 

Thomas Ainge A his mark 

^ Edward Deane, M.A. (see Foster and Venn), was instituted to the rectory on 
20 March 1699/1700 and remained rector until his death in 1736 (Wore. Bp.'s 

Reg. 34, f. 71^35. f- 38;). 

^ This suggests that this terrier was compiled about twenty years before that 
of 1635, when the glebe is said to have been occupied within the last fifty years; 
it was probably therefore one of those compiled in 161 6/1 7. Richard Holder is 
known to have been curate in 161 8 (J. H. Bloom, Shakespeare's Church [19 14], 
p. 117). 

It is curious that only 7 acres of arable land are mentioned here; the chapel was 
endowed in the reign of John with 24 acres of demesne, 4 acres of servile land, 
and pasture fo'- eight oxen {V.C.H. Warwicks. iii. 279), and the land described 
in 1635 appears to be more than 7 acres. In 1887 there were 35 acres of glebe 
belonging to the living {Return of all Glebe lands in England and Wales, 1887, 
Parliamentary Command Paper, no. 307, p. 191). 

3 Andrew Archer of Umberslade (see J. Burman, The story of Tanworth, 
1930, pp. 47-48) who was lord of the manor of Bishopton {V.C.H. Warwicks. 
iii. 261). 


A true Terrear of all the Gleabe landes & other [dr.o. 
proffites that have formerlie belonged vnto the 
Chappell of Bushopton alias Bushopdesdon in 
the Countie of Warwicke, collected & sett forthe 
by those neighbours w''^ are of most worth & 
antiquitie in the said Hamblett, and knowne in 
memorie of manie of the said Inhabitantes to have 
beene in the occupacion of the then Incumbent, 
or his Tennantes for the time being within Fiftie 
yeares last past or theraboutes, as followeth, the 
xxvj^^ daie of September Anno domini. 1635. 

Inprimis one howse called or knowne by the name of the 
Vicarage howse contayninge an hall, an Entrie & a Kitchin, 
w**" two Ovens, two Chambers floored over w*^ boardes, w*^^ 
an Outhowse thervnto adioyninge, and a litle barne of two 

Item the Churchyard and a litle Closse thervnto adioyninge. 

In Nunhils field 
Inprimis one Vicarage peece commonly Called Waterland 
peece contayninge in the whole Nineteene Ridges, the land of 
Francis Ainge lyeing on the Southparte, A Furlonge called 
Cratherne Furlonge shooting vpon a part of it, And mounded 
on the North side & on the East side. 

Item in the same Field, another Vicarage Peece contayninge 
Eight lands commonly called Nunhills peece, the land of 
M"" Henry Smithe on the west side, and the land of Thomas 
Greene on the East side, Buttinge North & Southe. 

In Blatherne Field 
Inprimis in further Shelfild one Vicarage peece, containinge 
eight ridges lyeinge together, the land of Symon Cale on both 
sides East & West, shooting North & South. 

Item in the same Field another Vicarage peece commonly 
called by the name of Himon peece adioyninge to Wadland 
Furlonge contayninge eight landes, the land of Francis Ainge 
on the West side, and Hymon way on the East side, Buttinge 
Northe & Southe. 

Item in the same Field another Vicarage peece commonlie 
called by the name of Breatche peece contayninge in it twelve 
landes, A furlonge called broad Blatherne on the Northe parte. 


& the land of Francis Ainge on the Southe parte. Butting West 
and East. 

In the Clay Field 

Inprimis in the Over Furlonge one Vicarage peece, con- 
tayninge in it Seaventeene landes, on the Northe parte broad 
Blatherne, the land of M'' Henrie Smithe on the Southe parte, 
Buttinge East & West. 

Item in the nether Field otherwise Called Dingles, one 
Vicarage peece containing in it foure landes. The Kinges 
highway lyeing on both sides, shooting North & Southe. 

Item in A Field called Hill Field, one Vicarage peece con- 
tayninge in it foure landes, lyeing in a Furlonge called Redd- 
land Furlonge; the land of Arthur Cawdrie on the East side, 
and the land of William Combe Esq"" on the West side shoot- 
inge North & Southe. 

Item at Foard Greene foure landes the land of William Combe 
Esq"" on both sides shootinge north and Southe. 

In Welcome meddowe 

Item two pole of Meddowinge called the Vicarage Poles, 
Bushopton Tythe swathes on the East parte and the land of 
William Combe Esq"" on the West parte. 

Item in their proper kindes and nature. All the Tythe & 
Tennthe parte, of hay, wooll, lambe, Pigge, Goose, hempe, 
Flaxe, fruite, and for calf and milke accordinge to custome.^ 

John Phillips 

minnister ibidem Thomas greene 

Henry smythe 

The marke of 

X E G Gardian' 

Edward Greene 

Simon X Home 

Simon Cale signum X Francis Ainge 

Gulielmi Wilson signum W 

^ By 1 6 84 the tradition that this property belonged to the chapel had apparently 
disappeared, and the income of the curacy had been still further reduced by com- 
mutation of the small tithes. In that year the churchwardens presented: 'There 
is neither house, Glebe lands or tythes, belonging to our chappel, there is only a 
smale summ of money, betwixt six and eight pounds per annum' (Wore. Dioc. 
Reg., Churchwardens' Presentments, Box no. 151). 



Brailes 1616 

A Terrier of the Gleebe belong [ing] to the.j^^^Q 
Vicarage of Brayles taken this [ ^] of March 72/3^] 
Anno Domini 1616. 

Inprimis a Vicarage Howse with two Barnes an Orchard a 
Garden an Inner and an owtward Courte scituatinge vnto 
the Churchyard. 

Item a Cottage Howse with a Httle Closse scituate betwixt a 
cottage Howse of M"" Barnabas Bisshop on the one side and 
an other cottage howse of M''®^ Mabelle Davis on the other 
side beneath the brooke, all which ground is to be esteemed 
an acre in the whole. 

Item two Closes betweene the Townes of vpper and nether 
Brayles shootinge into Lace croftes the one scituate betweene 
the Closes of M"" Bar: Bisshopp on eyther side, the other 
betweene a Closse of M"" Bar: Bisshop one the on side and 
a Close of Francis George one the other side; both w''^ 
conteyne about three partes of an acre. 

Item a plott of medow grownd lyinge betwixt the vpper and 
nether medow of vpper Brayles to be estimated 9 acres or 
there about, commonly called the vicars meddow. 

Item one Yardland lyinge in the common feildes of vpper 
Brayles^ vzt. fowre landes in Noorton whereof one shooteth 
into oatefurlonge betwixt a lande of John Warde one the 
north side and Robt. Wildon one the south side. 

Item an other lande shootinge into Hasgor slad & vpp into 
Millway betwixt a land of Timothey Harris one the East 
side, and William Symmons one the west side. 

Item an other Land lyinge in High Hornell betwext a land of 
M"" Bisshop one the south side and a land of John Davies on 
the north side. 

Item an other Land lyinge in longnell betwext a land of 

' A corner has been eaten away. In view of the dates of the other terriers of 
1 616/17 this was probably written between i and 24 March 161 6/1 7, rather 
than between 25 and 31 March 16 16. 

2 The following description of glebe is arranged by the four quarters of the 
field mentioned in 17 14, although after the mention of Norton no divisions are 
indicated by names or spacing. The quarters named in 17 14 are here taken in the 
following order: Norton, Reads, Between Towns, Sutton Side. 

An acre 


Tymothe Harries one the south side and a land of John 

Mounford on the North side, conteyninge an acre. 
' Item two landes beneath the hill the one in Broade Marsh 

betweene a lande of M"" Bisshop one the south side and a 

land of Thomas Poell one the North side, the other an Had- 

land in short Shirnill betweext M"" Bisshop one the East side 

and the furlonge of Broad Marsh on the west side. 
Item a fether in Weston Woodwa} betweext a fether of M"" 

Bisshop on the south side and a fether of Thomas Balden 

on the North side. 
Item a land in Pibblesden betweext M"" Bisshop one the south 

side and land of Thomas Napton on the north side. 
Item a land shootinge into Putes Hadland betwene a land of 

M"" Bisshop on the south side & land of Francis Shirley on 

the north side. 
Item one land in short Woolland betweext a land of M'' 

Bisshop one the south side and a land of Miles Hichcox 

on the north side. 
Item one land in Wither-slad betweext a land of M'' Bisshop on 

the East sid and a land of M""^^ Davies on the west side. 
Item one land shootinge into Wynderton lakes betweext a 

land of M'" Bisshop one the south-east side & John Warde 

on the North West side. 
Item one land betweene the sitches betweext M"" Bisshop on 

the south side & John Davis on the north side. 
Item one land shootinge on the west side of Birchinall slad 

betwext Humfrey Hichcox on the south side & Thomas 

Eddon of Sutton one the North side. 
Item a pick of grasse in the picked Endes betweext Thomas 

Poell one the east side and (a) land of George Stock on the 

West side. 
Item an Hadland on the east side of Birchinall slad betweext 

M'' Bisshop on the south side & picked end furlonge one 

the north side. 
Item an other land one the east side of Birchinall slad betweext 

M'" Bisshop one the south side & Richard Capill on the 

north side. 
Item an other land lyinge in longe Birchinall betweext a land 

of M"" Bisshop on the south side and a land of M""^^ Davies 

on the north side. 
Item one land shootinge into Northrops way betweext M'" 

Bisshop on the south side & John Davies on the north side. 
Item one other land in black pittes betwext M"" Bisshop on 


the South (west) side & William Simons one the north 

east side. 
Item one land lyinge in longfurlonge betweext a land of M"" 

Bisshop on the South side and a land of Richard Capill on 

the North side. 
Item a fether in Trent-Ham betweene a land of M"" Bisshop 

one the south side & the Common meare on the north side. 
Item a land in Trent-ham betweene a land of M"" Bisshop on 

the south side and Thomas Eddon of Sutton one the north 

Item two landes vpon the downe the one lyinge in Middle 

[?pa]iles betwixt a land of M"" Bisshop one the east side and 

a lande of M'"^^ Davies one the West side, the other land 

shootinge into the Hadland of James George betweext a 

land of M'' Bisshop one the east side & a land of M'"'^^ Davis 

on the west side. 
Item two landes in the Harpe betweext a land of M"" Bisshop 

one the North west side & Thomas Poell one the south east 

Item two landes in Church Way furlonge betweext a land of 

M'' Bisshope one the West side & William Meddows one the 

east side. 
Item one duble hadland lyinge aboue Church Way betweext 

a land of M"" Bisshop one the east side and Church Way 

furlonge one the West side. 
Item on land one Whitehilles shootinge into Brookes peice 

betweext a land of M"" Bisshope one the south side and M""^^ 

Davies on the north side. 
Item one fether of grasse in the Moores betweext M""^^ Davies 

on the South side and Thomas Poell one the North side. 
Item one land at the neither end of the Moores shootinge into 

Sutton Brooke betweext M"" Bisshopp on the south side & 

Edmond Riley one the north side. 
Item one doble land lyinge at Horse brooke lake shootinge 

into Sutton brooke betweext M'' Bisshop on the south side 

& Edmond Riley one the north side. 
Item on land lyinge in Redcliffe betweext M'' Bisshopp on the 

south side & William Meddows one the north side. 
Item one land in small pare betwext M"" Bisshopp one south 

side & M"""^^ Davies one the north side. 
Item two landes one the West side of Sutton Way betwen 

M'' Bisshop one the south side & Francis Sherley one the 

North side. 


Item one land one the east side of Sutton way betweext a land 

of M'' Bisshop on either side. 
Item an other land one the east side of Sutton way betwext a 

land of M"" Bisshop one either side. 
Item one land shootinge into Sutton Brooke betweext M'' 

Bisshopp one the South side and John Davis one the North 

Item an other Land shootinge one the east side of Sutton way 

betweene M'' Bisshopp on the South side & Edward Crofte 

on the North side. 
Item one lea lyinge betweene fullwell and Tamwell betwext a 

lea of M''^^ Davies on the east side and a lea of Thomas 

Poell on the West side. 
Item another Lea at the South end of the Wood betweext two 

leas of M""^^ Davies. 
Item a Yard medow lyinge in the lott medowes of vpper 

Item a yard of Lott grasse lyinge in the feildes of vpper 

Item lott Fyrses vnder the Hill proportionably. 
Item Lott Thornes in the Medowes & theire hedwes propor- 

Item Pasturinge for fower beastes in the common feildes and 

for two Horses & a halfe. 
Item sheepe commons accordinge to the rate of a Yardland 

Item the seaventh parte of Wynderton lott medow, to be taken 

by lott. 

James Pallawin Vic.'^ 

T- J J r- , .^^[Churchwardens 
Edward Corbittj 

[Wore. Dioc. A true and perfect Terraire of the Vicarage of 

""^'n^lt^] Brailes in the County of Warwick and Diocese of 

Worcester taken the 13*^ Day of October Annoque 

Domini 1714. 

The Vicarage House Garden Orchard backside and are 
bounden on the North side with the Churchyard and on the 
South w*^ y® Kings highway. 

I James Pallawin, S.T.B. (see Foster), was instituted to the vicarage on 
7 November 1612 and remained vicar until his death in 1624 (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 
32, ff. 93, 107'^). He was also rector of Oxhill. 


One Cottage house in Lower Brailes with a Garden and little 
Close, and is bounden with the house and backside of 
William Freeman on the South, and the house and backside 
of Giles Cockbill on the North. 

Between Towns Quarter 

One Land in Longfurlong M'" William Vaux North & M'' 
Bishop South. 

One Land at Blackpitts William Roulland West & John 
Alcock South. 

One Land in Burchinole Francis Rose West and John Wat- 
kings South. 

One Land between Siches John Watkins South & George 
Davis North. 

One Land at Winderton Gap M-^ Bishop West & William 
Roulland East. 

One Land in Long Burcinole M'" Bishop South & M'' Bishop 
& M" Capell North. 

One fither Land in Trentham William Roulland north and 

One other Land in Trentham M"" Bishop South and Francis 
Rose North. 

One Land in Nathrupsway Furlong William Roulland South 
& George Davis North. 

One Land shooting into Aston Meadow hedge William Roul- 
land South & M'' Elvins north. 

One Fither Hadlay (of Greensward) in Aston Meadow hedge 
Furlong George Davis South. 

One Lay of Greensward at Pickedends M"" Richard Bishop South. 

The Reads Quarter 

One Land shooting into Chemlscote Hedge William Rouland 

West & East. 
One Land in Puts hadland William Rouland South & Edw: 

Walker North. 
One Land in Short Woolland M^ Bishop South & Miles Hich- 

cox North. 
One Hedland in Short Shernhill M"" Bishop East. 
One Fither Land in Weston Woodway Tho : Edden North & 

William Roulland South. 
One other Land in Weston Woodway William Roulland 

South & Richard Hunt North. 


One Land in Broadmarch M"" Bishop South & William Powell 

Norton Quarter 

One Land in Longnill James Montford North & M" Wark- 

man South. 
One Land in Poormans state M"" (Bishop) South & George 

Davis North. 
One Land in Oldenbrink John Alcock West & M" Warkman 

One fither Land shooting into broad Lessow M'' Bishop North 

& M''" Prestidge south. 
One Land upon the Down in Blackmiles M"" Bishop East & 

Richard Wells West. 
One other Land upon y^ Down shooting into M"" Livings 

double rudge Hedland M"" Bishop East and M""^ Capell 

One Lay of Greensward on the Down side M*" Fell East & 

M'' Crofts West. 
One other Lay of Greensward on the Down side at Nicholasses 

hedges Edward Walkeroth Grove North and South. 

Sutton Side Quarter 

One Acre of Land in Short Churchway M^ Bishop West & M'' 

Croft East. 
One Acre of Land shooting into Sutton Hedge M"" Bishop 

West William Powell East. 
One double rudge Hedland in Churchway M"" Bishop East. 
One Land in Redlift M'- Bishop South & M-- Crofts North. 
One Land in Smallpale M-- Walker North & M^ Bishop South. 
One Acre of Land in Smallpale Edw: Walkeroth Grove North 

& M'" Bishop South. 
One double rudge shooting into Sutton Brook M'" Bishop 

south and M'' [sic'] Alis Prestidge North. 
One But of Land in the hale M"" Richard Bishop south & 

Richard Parker North. 
One Land shooting into Sutton Highway M'' Richard Bishop 

North & South. 
One other Land shooting into Sutton Highway William Rou- 

land North and M"" Richard Bishop South, 
One other Land shooting into Sutton Highway M'' Bishop 

North & South. 


One Land shooting into M'' Richard Bishop Sidenhill M"" 
Richard Bishop South and George Davis North. 

One Lay of Greensward at Brooks piece M""^ Capell North and 

M"" Richard Bishop South. 
One Lay of Greensward in the Upperhale WiUiam Powell 

North and Richard Wells and Thomas Walker South. 
One Meadow Call'd by the name of y'= Vicars Meadow and is 

bounden on the North with the Lott Meadow of Upper 

Brailes and on the South with Shipson Highway. 

One Close or Inclosed Ground at Nole piece M'" Richard 

Bishop West and East. 
One other Close or Inclosed Ground at Nole piece M"" Richard 

Bishop East and Francis George West. 
All the above mentioned Land are of the value of Twenty 

pounds a year. 
The (other .''privy} (privy) Tythes as Hay Milk Wool & 

Lamb &c. are of Eighty pounds a year or thereabouts. 

Witness our Hands Will"" Cleeve Vicar^ 

Richard Hunt ^. , ^^rj ■, 
T 1 ^1 Church Wardens 

John Chapman 


A Terrier of the Glebe Lands & other possessions [d.r.o. 
belonging to the Church & vicarage of Budbrooke ^''^"^ 
according to the 87*^ Canon And Articles of 
Visitation & Enquirie in the Episcopal Visitation 
of the Right Reverend Father in God Walter 
by Divine permission Lord Bishop of Worcester.^ 

A portion of Land & Coppice wood upon the Land in the 
parish of Rowington given to the repayres of the Church of 

^ William Cleeve, B.A. (see Foster), was instituted to the vicarage on 28 May 
171 1 and remained vicar until his death in 1722/3 (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 34, 
f.97V;35,f. r). 

2 A terrier 'made ... on y^ 25'^ of May 1753' and signed by Fra: Lydiatt, 
vicar, and John Hawkes and William Rogers, churchwardens (D.R.O. 72/35), is 
a copy of the above, omitting the first two paragraphs relating to the property of 
the church. 

B 2746 F 


Budbrooke & the Church in Rowington' o"" part of the Land, 
haveing beene formerly sett for 3^' 10^ a yeare but a Lease being 
sett of ©'■ part for 2 i yeares for the Building of o"" Steeple^ there 
is for that tyme onely a reservation of 5^ a yeare from the 9'^'' 
of June 1667 untill the Expiration of the 21 yeares expressed 
in the sayd Lease. 

One Great Bible, one Common prayer Booke, one Booke of 
Homilies, one Booke of the Canons & the 39 Articles & i 
Table of degrees wherein Marriage is prohibited, one silver 
Chalice with a Cover for the Communion, one ol[d] Linnen 
Cloth for the Communion Table, one old Cushion for the 
Pulpit, on[e] New Surplice. 

All things belonging to the Vicarage. 

The Churchyard. 

One dwelling house, one old Stable, one Hovell,^ one Garden, 
one Orchard, one Close in Budbrooke'^ Containeing eight 
Lands, & two Lands lyeing in parsons peice within the Liberty 
of Norton Curleu. 

The Tithes due to the vicarage are all payments due to the 
church excepting onely the Tithe Corne, The Tithe Woole & 
Lamb, & the Dole-Medowes, as is expressed in a certaine 
Composition made in (the) Reigne of Queene Elizabeth. s 
There is yearely payd to the vicar by the Corporation of 
Warwick one & twentie poundes eighteen shillings^ by foure 
equall portions on each quarter day. There is also a Fee Buck 
& Fee Dow in each season from Wedgnock Parke & onely 
3S 4^ herbage from Grove Parke & some other Rate herbages^ 
i the parish. 

' Christian Celye's charity, see V.C.H. Warwicks. iii. 68, 154. 

^ i.e. rebuilding, ibid. 67. In 1674 the churchwardens presented: 'the whole 
body of the Church was sorely shattered by the fall of the steeple, which steeple is 
rebuilt by the parish and the Church in part repaired and is repairing' (Wore. 
Dioc. Reg., Churchwardens' Presentments, Box no. 152). 

3 One Stable, One Barn, 1753. 

•♦ call'd Higney Hill, 1753. 

5 Following a dispute about the tithes of the parish between George Freckle- 
ton, vicar, and Randoll Howford, farmer of the rectory, an agreement was made 
by arbitration or. 24 May 1567; this was confirmed by the corporation of Warwick 
(the owners of the rectory) at the instance of William Bond, vicar, on 8 September 
1584 and by the Dean of Worcester (during a vacancy of the see of Worcester) 
two days later, and entered in the Bishop's Register (Reg. 32, fF. 26'^-2 8), and is 
doubtless the 'composition' referred to here. 

^ Thirty-one Pounds eighteen Shillings, 1753. 

' The references to herbage are omitted in 1753. 


This Terrier made by us whose names are under written on the 
8*^ of Janu: 1674. 

Samuel Hawes Vicar' 

Edward X Hopkins 

Ralph R Blick Junior 


A Terrier of the Glebe Lands & other Possessions [d.r.o. 
belonging to y^ Vicarage of Budbrook in y^^-/^'^^ 
County of Warwick & Diocese of Worcester. 

1. The Vicar[a]ge house & Gardens adjacent, one Orchard, 
one yard in which stands one old Stable, with a Wood 
house &c. adjoining. The Church yard, one close call'd 
little Higney hill containing about two Acres, Three 
Lands in a close call'd Parsons piece in y* Parish of 

2. A Pension of twenty one pounds & eighteen shillings, 
paid Quarterly every year, by the Corporation of Warwick. 

3. An offering of two pence to be paid by every Inhabitant 
of the Age of Sixteen. For Smoke & Garden one penny 
each, for every Milch Cow one penny, (except of such 
cowes as are aggisted out of other Parishes, for which there 
is due one shilling, as for every Heifer Eight pence), for 
all odd calves one half penny, y^ Same for odd lambes, for 
every odd Sheep one penny,^ y« Same for every Sheep 
Winterd or Sold unshorn, for every Colt folded in the 
Parish one penny. All which payments are due on Easter 

4. The Tythe of Eggs to be paid on Good Friday as follows, 
viz. For the Cock three eggs, for every Hen two Eggs, 
the same for Ducks Turkeys &c. 

' Samuel Hawes, M.A. (see Venn), was instituted to the vicarage on 7 May 
1667 and remained vicar until his death in 1701 or 1702 (Dugdale, ii. 658). 

2 These pence were paid for the remainder of the calves, lambs, and fleeces 
which were left when they had been divided by ten and every tenth taken in kind 
as tithe. 


5. The Tythe of Pigs & Calves; if under ten, Tytheable at 
seven, to be kept a Fortnight. 

6. The Tythe of Hay thro'out y* Parish, excepting y^ Dole 
Meadows, & Grounds after Named. 

7. The Tythe of Flax, Hemp, Rape, Woad, &c. The Tythe 
of Coppices, of hedgwood, if spent out of the Parish, The 
Tythe of Apples Pears & all other Fruit. 

8. Two shillings in the Pound Rent for all Lands depastured 
by Persons Living out of the Parish. 

All Lands to pay as above, excepting these that follow 
which pretend Prescription. Q.' 

For the Tythe of Wedgnock Park a Buck & dowe every 
year in their seasons. For the Dues arising from Grove 
Park House, at Easter five shillings. For the Herbage of 
y^ Park three shillings & four pence. For M" Stantons 
close lying in this Parish, when Grazed Three shillings & 
four pence, for M""^ Blissets Grazed Land within y^ Parish 
two shillings & Eight pence. For the Land Call'd Hassocks 
two shillings, for Baxters Leasowes two shilling & Eight 
pence, for Stanks Meadow five Shillings & fourpence. 
For M"" Weals ground Lying to Wedgnock Lane two 
shillings & Eight pence. For Highway Close two shillings, 
all which Herbages are due on Lammas day. But note, 
that all the above mention'd Grounds, when plowd & 
sowd with Flax, Rape &c. have customarily paid Tythe to 
the Vicar, except Wedgnock Park & Hassocks, and now 
the Proprietor of Grove Park refuses y'' Payment of Tythe 
Flax there, but whether rightfully we do not presume to 

9. For every House holder dying in the Parish possest of Goods 
■ to the value Specified by Law, there is a Mortuary due. 

10. For every churching five pence for every Marriage p" 
Banns two Shillings, for Breaking (up) the church yard 
four pence. This Terrier made & subscribed by us whose 
names are here underwritten this 1 1'^'' day of October 17 14. 

Tho: Norton Minister^ 

TA '• 1 v> -n Church Wardens 

Daniel X Kanns 

' i.e. query whether these are lawful claims. 

^ Thomas Norton, M.A. (see Foster), was instituted to the vicarage on 
13 April 1702 and remained vicar until his death in 1743 (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 34, 
f. 80; 35, f. 61). 



Butlers To the Right worshipfull of the Court of c^-^^°- 
Marston Worcester 

Vicesimo die Februarij Anno Domini 1616. 

Wheras it hath lately beene required, that a true Certificate 
should be given by the Minister, the Churwardens, with others 
thinhabitantes of o'" said Towne of Butlers Marston, Con- 
cerning Whatsoeuer Landes, Living, meanes, or maintenance 
o"" said Minister or vicar (for so he is) hath, or (of) Right doth 
belong to his Vicaridge: We therefore whose names are sub- 
scribed do signifie that o'' said minister, & Vicar, his Living 
& meanes is very small for we doe not know of any Land, 
Gleebe, or ground is [sic] belonging to his said Vicaridge, other 
then that whervpon his dwelling howse & some small Ediffices 
therto adioy[n]ing are Erected, Conteining by Estimacion 
five Bayes with an Orchard & little Backside thervnto adioyn- 
ing, & belonging. Besides w'''' said howse Orchard & Backside 
he hath paid him by the Patronesse (y^ w''^ now is)^ Eight 
poundes sixe shillinges Eight pence per Annum & no more, 
& hath noe Tythes at all, nor any oblacions; But the Church- 
yard also was lately restored him w""^ he never had before (of 
very meare Commiseracion) by the Patrones (meanes) w"^ 
shalbe (viz William Abraham of Wingate^ in the County Buck. 
Gent.) after y^ said Patronesse w'^^ now is, is deceassed: and 
this is for truth all his meanes of his Vicaridge w'^^ is very small 
& yet out of this small meanes (as o'' said minister saith the 
officers of the Court of Worcester Cannot be ignorant of) 
yssues per Annum for Tenthes to the Kinges Ma''^, procura- 

' Frances Woodward, widow of Richard Woodward of Stratford-on-Avon 
{Fisitation of Warzcickshire, i6ig, Harleian Soc. vol. xii, 1877, p. 119); she 
presented to the vicarage in 1603, 1605, and 1619 (Wore. Dioc. Reg., Presenta- 
tion Deeds, 2nd ser., nos. 6, 33, 198). 

^ Wingate is probably intended for Wingrave, Bucks.; a William Abraham 
acquired Burbage manor in that parish in 1645 {V.C.H. Bucks, iii. 461). John 
and Alice Woodward conveyed the advowson of Butlers Marston to Richard 
Abraham in 1609 {V.C.H. Warwicks. v. 31). In 1705 the churchwardens pre- 
sented that the churchyard mounds were in need of repair, and that their upkeep 
was the responsibility of William Abraham (Wore. Dioc. Reg., Churchwardens' 
Presentments, Box no. 152). 


cions to the L. Bysh. or Archdeacon, aboue xxvj^ viij*^ & some 
years in one due or other xxx® 

per me Johannem 

Bratt Vicarium^ 

Edmund William \ 

Dalbe Marshall 1^, , j r t 

Richarde Dalbye Richard Church warde[ns] 

John Capp X his Burtnwoodj 

[D.R.o. A Terrier of certaine landes & other rightes 

^ belonging (for any thinge wee know or ever heard 

to the contrary) to the Vicaredge of Butlers- 

Marston truely set downe by vs whose names are 

subscribed x^n° 1626. April! 6. 

Impr: One Hadeland in the East end Feild shootinge downe 
vpon Oliver Hunt & Frauncis Huntes house sometime, but 
now M'' William Abrahams. 

It' One other Hadeland [ ^] shootinge along a hedge that 

now is: on the right hand as you goe to Kington, w'^^ said 
landes M"" Moores^ then Vicar had, testifyed by the oath of 
Henry Tub Churchwarden. 

It' In the west end feild. One broad Acer shooting vp to the 
hill, lyinge next the Church way saue two fythers betwixt. 
It' One other land lying two landes off this Acer w'^*' were in 
the tenure & occupacion of M"" Raphe Whright^ vicar there. 

It* To the vicaredge house there is an Orchard Garden & 
douehouse belonging in the tenure of the Vicars there from 
time to time for two & Fortye yeres fully complete from this 
p^'sent yere, testifyed by the othes of vs. 

Henry T Tubb 

& William Glover Churchw. 

according to the tenor of an Article in that behalfe given vs 
in Charge. 

^ John Bratt was presented to Butlers Marston on 5 September 1605 and re- 
mained vicar until his death in 16 19 (Wore. Dioc. Reg., Presentation Deeds, 
2nd ser., nos. 33, 198). 

^ A space for about three words has been left in the MS. 

3 John Morse was vicar from 11 September 1583 (Dugdale, i. 558) until his 
death in 1590 (Presentation Deeds, ist ser., no. 11 17). 

■* Ralph Wright was vicar from 2 March 1590/r (Dugdale, i. 558) until he 
ceded the living in 1601 (Presentation Deeds, ist ser., no. 1289). 



It' There was in the tenure of M"" John Bratt Vicar there Two 
beastes Pasture in the Lesowes, & so is now at the date of these 
prsentes, together w*^*" the sayd house, garden, douehouse & 
orchard & also Ten Poundes as is sayd the yerely Portion to 
be payd quarterlye from or out of the Personage there, 
testifyed by vs vnder our former oath. 

Robert Raynebowe vicar^ 
Henry T Tubb & 
William Glover 


vpon The 


The answer to 

the firste 


The six articles of the Reverend Father in [d.r.o. 
god Edmonde L. Bisshoppe of Worcester ^"^^^^ 
DeUuerid to the Clergie to be answerid 
vppon theyre othes in his firste visitation 
holden at Stratforde vppon avon the ix^*" 
day of September Anno Domini 1585: 
Reginse 27°, are answerid as Followithe. 

Wee haue the leste^ of the two Bybles 
(the) w''*' my L. grace Canturiensis hathe 
caused to be established, our parrishe is 
but small, it is but seaven howsis besydes 
the mannor howse of S"" Thomas Lucy 
z. S"" Thomas Lucy knighte is Patron of the 
viccaridge of Charlcott, there is no gleebe 
lande belonginge to the viccaridge, I haue 
no other Benefice, I haue taken no degree 
of Schoole neyther in Oxforde nor Cam- 
bridge, I haue no lycense to preache, 
neyther am I any preacher. 

' Robert Rainebow was instituted to the vicarage on 8 January 1619/20 
(Dugdale, i. 558); he was still vicar in 1640 (Bp.'s transcripts of parish registers 
in Wore. Dioc. Reg.), but it is not known how he ended his incumbency. 

^ Least. 

3 In 1563 the parish was said to contain ten families (B.M. Harleian MS. 
595, f. 212). John Rous in the 1480's described it as almost wholly imparked and 
said that whereas in 1279 it had fifty-seven tenants it then had only six or seven 
including the rectory and manor (Historia Regum Angliae, ed. T. Hearne, 17 16, 
pp. 122-3). 

The answer to 

the seconde 




The answer to 

the thirde 


The answer to 

the fowrthe 


The answer to 

the Fifte 


3. I knowe not of any Benefice presentable or 
presentid vnto called by the name of any 
Impropriation, or donative, or by any 
suche mixte tytle, or calling. 

4. There is not any that dothe holde or enioy 
the frutes of my viccaridge, by culler of 
any lease p^'tendid or grauntid by mee, or 
by any of my predicessors, by no confirma- 
tion of the Lorde Bisshoppe of the Diocis 
that hathe bine or is to my knowledge: 
neyther hathe my Patron consentid to any 
suche thinge that I knowe of, neyther 
harde of. 

5. I knowe not any farmer from the prince, 
or otherwise that dothe chalendge the 
gyfte of the viccaridge w'^in my Parrishe, 
but my good Patron and master S'' 
Thomas Lucy Knighte the true Patron 

6. I answer as in the seconde article, I haue 
no gleebe lande belonginge to my vic- 
caridge, but only the viccaridge howse 
conteyninge by estimation three bay in 
lenghte or there aboute, a garden, a 
backsyde, and a barne of two bay to 
ley in my hey. I haue the tythe wooll, 
lambe, hey and other pryvie tythes, and 
there is to be paide to my viccaridge 
xiij^ iiij'^ yearly by the suppression of 
the Priory of Thelsforde, paide by the 
Queenes maiesties Receyuer.^ These 
articles aboue wrytten are answerid by 
me Richarde Sowthame^ viccar of Charl- 
cott w'^ the consent of Andrewe Bacon 

' The friary had granted the vicars an annual pension of I'^s. 4^^., as an aug- 
mentation of the living, by a composition dated 3 1 May 1538 {Monastic and 
other Estates in the County of Warwick, ed. W. B. Bickley and W. F. Carter, 
Dugdale Soc, vol. ii, 1923, p. 127. The Charleton mentioned here must be 
Charlecote). The Puritans said the vicarage was worth 20 marks in 1 586 (Savage 
and Fripp, p. 5). 

^ Richard Southam was instituted to the vicarage on 25 May 1582 (Dugdale, 
i. 510) and died as vicar; his will was written on 2 March 1609/10 and proved 
soon after (in the Birmingham District Probate Registry; the probate clause has 
been torn off). 

The answer to 

the sixte 



Churchwarden, Jhon Ascoll thelder and 
Jhon Twe, three of theldest and sub- 
stantialst men of the Parrishe, whose 
markes are vnder wrytten. 

Signum X Andreae Signum Johannis Signum 

X X 

Bacon Ascoll Johannis 


A. 1616 A terrier of Glebe land w'^ the hous[e] [d.r.o. 
vppon the same, belonginge to the vicar- 
i[dge] of Charlcotte. 

Imprimis there is a dwellinge house of 3 or 4 bays of build- 
inges, one barne of 2 baye w*^ a stable adioininge vnto the one 
end of it. 

Item Adioininge vnto these houses there is a garden & back- 
side enclosed, vnto the quantity of a quarter or halfe an Acre. 

Item There is a parcell of meddow grounde to the quantity of 
halfe an Acre or theraboutes, w'''' is enclosed & lieth in the 
parishe of Welsborne, adioyninge vnto another meddowe 
called lies meddowe. 

Besides this there is no other grounde certaynly knowen to 
belonge vnto the vicaridge: Yet there are in the possession 
of the minister 2 other closes, the one adioyninge vnto the 
backside of (the) vicaridge to the quantity of 2 Acres or 
theraboutes, the other contayninge about ten Acres or more 
lyinge on that side Bename w''^ is towards Welsborne & is 
knowen by the name of Yorkes close; Bothe these closes were 
likwise in the possession of the former Vicar, ^ given vnto him 
(as it is saide) by S'' Thomas Lucy the patrone of this vicaridge 
in regard of certaine beases pasture w''^ he had in the Demaines 
of S"" Thomas Lucy, who compoundinge w'^'' the vicar for that 
pasture added these 2 closes last mentioned out of his demaines 
vnto the vicaridge. Nowe these beastes pastures mentioned 
were given & allowed in regard of the tithes (as it is sayde) 

' Samuel Graives probably became vicar on the death of Southam (see p. 72, 
n. 2, above), but his institution is not recorded. He ceded the vicarage in 1619 
(Dugdale, i. 510). 


that should be paid out of the demaines & further for his 
tithes he allowes fourty (foure) shillinges by yeare beinge paid 
be eleven shillinges every quarter. 

Samuel Graives^ Vicar of Charlcotte 

Thomas Wilson &lr-L j 

T T i_ } Churcwardens 

James Lymbee j 

The X marke of 
James Lymbee. 

[D^R.o. ^ |.J.^g exact and perfect Certificate and Terrar of 

all and every the messuages landes tenem'^^ and 
tythes belonging vnto the Vicaridge of the parish 
church of Charlecott in the county of Warwick 
and Diocesse of Wigorne made the tenthe day 
of January in the Eleventhe yere of the Raigne 
of our Soveraigne Lord Charles the kinges 
maiesty that now is of England &c. By Michaell 
Walford^ Clarke now vicar and p^'sent incum- 
bent of the said church of Charlecott and Thomas 
Boddington John Tewe and Henry Bacon in- 
habitantes of the said parish as followeth. 

Imprimis the Vicaridge howse with a garden and hempleck 
and a barne therevnto belongeinge and a litle hovell or beastes 
howse at the end of the said hempleck 

Item the Churchyard. 

Item a little Hame called the broken bridge Hame. 

Item the tythe hey of Thirty and one yard landes lyeing within 
the comon Feildes and towne of Charlecott aforesaid and the 
meadowes therewith vsed occupied and letten comonly called 
the Mill meadowe, mells more meadowe, & mussell meadowe. 

Item the tythe hey of a meadowe lyeing at the end of Beanam 

^ See note i on p. 73. 

2 Michael Walford, M.A. (see Foster and Venn), was instituted to the vicarage 
on 2 September 1626 (Dugdale, i. 510). He was still vicar in March 1638/9 
(Wore. Dioc. Reg., Bp.'s transcripts of parish registers), but it is not known when 
he ended his incumbency. He is probably to be identified with one of the same 
name who was rector of Wishaw (Warwicks.) from 1629 to 1665, except for an 
interval during the Interregnum, see A. G. Matthews, Walker Revised, 1948, 
p. 366. 


neere Wellesborne called Heybridge meadowe in the tenure of 
John Grant. 

Item the tythe Woole & Lambe of the said Thirty and one 
yard Landes. 

Item all the privy tythes of Calues piggs geese eggs apples 
hempe and Flax with his garden penny and onyons &c. 

Item the Easter booke. 

Item a penny for every Barridge or barren beaste, and a penny 
for everie milch beaste, and a penny for every mare that is kept 
vpon the said thirtie and one yard landes. 

Item a howse penny or smoake penny. 

Item the Vicar hath paid him Fowre and Fourty shilleings a 
yere by S"" Thomas Lucy in leiwe of his tythes vpon the 

Michaell Walford Vicar 

Thomas Boddington)^, , 1 
^, 1 \/ r T L -r } Lhurchw^ardens 

The marke X or John lew^ej 

Charlcott October 14 1714. f^-^-^' 

A true Terrier of all ye Houses, Lands, Tyths, and 
other Dues, belonging to ye Vicaridge of Charl- 
cott in the County of Warwick and Diocess of 

Imprimis There belongeth to the Vicaridge a Dwelling house 
of three or four Bay of buildings; one Barn of three Bay; a 
Garden of half an acre or thereabout. 

Item, there is part of a Pingle meadow ground to the quantity 
of half an acre or thereabout which is ynclosed adjoining to a 
Pingle of like quantity. 

Besides this, there is no other ground certainly knowen belong- 
ing to Charlcott. 

Item there is paid yearly for all ye antient inclosure in Charlcott 
Two pound four shillings. 

Item, for ye new Inclosures, being part of Charlcott Common 
fields at the antient rate and in proportion at ten shillings a yard 
Land. In all thirtie yard Lands three quarters and an half. 


Item, there is Due for Churchings, Weddings and Easter- 

Signed ye day & year 
above written by us 

Zechariah Clifton^ 

Curat Henry Milles 

John Burye Richard Sauery Parishioners 



[D.R.o. . . . occupied by me ... & Rectore there ... of 

"^^ the Church- [wardens] for the p''sente yere & towe 

other honeste & substantiall men w^4n the parishe, 

the xviij'^ daye of October in the yere of o"" Lorde 

There ar belonginge vnto the Rectorye or personage of 
Cherington towe yarde land gHbe conteininge threscore & 
nintene ridges arable suche as they ar greate & smale, w'^^ all 
beinge layd togither & by the estimation of thes men whos 
names ar vnder written doe amount vnto twentye fower acres 
or ner ther abowght, & ar to be fownde in theyere severall 
furlonges, as followethe 

The sowthe syd 
A Lande in Burye crafte Richarde hauxe on bothe sydes. 
A little yerd in blindwell sladde, the farmer on the northe syd 

R. hauxe on the sowthe. 
A yerd in lokes foord Roberte Kinge on the northe sid, & 

Andrwe Tomkines on the sowthe syd. 
A land betwen brookes william Stowght on the northe syd & 

R. hauxe on the sowthe. 
A lande in wollande william Tayler on the weste syd & A. 

Tomkins on the easte syd. 

^ Zachariah Clifton was curate of Charlecote by 1684/5 when he signed that 
year's transcript of the parish register (in the Wore. Dioc. Reg.). He was also 
vicar of Wasperton from 1682/3 until his death in 17 15 (Dugdale, i. 490). He 
described himself as an M.A. of Leyden University when subscribing on ordina- 
tion to the priesthood, i December 1682 (Wore. Dioc. Reg., Subscription Books, 
ii. f. 89^). 

2 This terrier is incomplete (see p. 77, n. i, below). Part of the title has also 
been torn away and the writing is badly faded. 


A land at littell mores the farmer on the weste syd Thomas 

Mason on the easte. 
A land ther R. Kynge on the weste & Thomas Mason on the 

A litle yerd in the Churche mores R. hauxe on bothe sydes. 
A butte in Cotshill R. Kinge on the {west} (easte) syd & John 

white of Stowrton on the weste. 
A land in longe furlonge R. hauxe on bothe sydes. 
A yerd in othill buttinge vppon hyornes close, A. Tomkines on 

west syd & R. haux on the east syd. 
A yerd in othill buttinge vppon Bushoppes Close the farmer on 

the west syd & Thomas day on the east syd. 
A land in linge crafte R. Kinge on the west syd & John ward 

on the east syd. 
A land above grenwitche waye, the farmer on the west syd & 

T. Mason on the easte. 
A smale yerd buttinge vppe into Tomwell R. haux on the east 

syd & R. Kinge on y® west. 
In haslmorhill ij landes nexte the farme acre william Stowght 

betwen them bothe Thomas day on the homer syd. 
A Land in presse furlonge R. hauxe on the sowthe syd Stowrton 

on the other syde. 
A lande in wodway buttinge east into the way, the farmer on 

the northe syd & Edward gardner on the sowthe syd. 
(A yerd into the marshe Tomkines northe Ga: west.) 
Towe buttes beyond wodway, buttinge weste into the way 

bothe togyther R. haux on the sowthe Stowrton on the 

northe syd, 
A land in the Riges next the mores John Slye on the weste 


Twoe Closes, on adioninge (to) the howse, the other on the [d.r.o. 
other syd the way called the archard. 7-B/8.1] 

Common for six bease befor the herde. 

^ The terrier breaks ofF here at the foot of a membrane, but another mem- 
brane must originally have been sewn to it and is now lost; the holes for the 
thread can be seen. D.R.O. 72B/8.1 is the last part of the terrier and was evi- 
dently a third membrane; there are similar holes for thread at the top of it. This 
last part, which is even more faded, was copied in 1809, and is now attached to 
this copy (D.R.O. 72B/8.2) by a shp of parchment. The copy is underwritten: 
'25 Aug*^ 1809. The above is a true Copy of the small Terier annexed hereto 
which is nearly obhterated. Henry Clifton, Proctor; Ja^ Ward', and is endorsed: 
Hampton Epi(^5)'. It is not known why this copy was made, and endorsed 
thus; it has naturally hitherto been assumed to be a terrier of Hampton Lucy 
(see F.C.H. Wartvkks. iii, p. loi, n. 23). 



Common for fower horse for plowghe & Carte. 

Common for threescore sheepe on yer, & Hj an other yer. 

All maner tithe due to be payd, Corne, Hey, milke, woll, 
lambe w''' other privie tythes. 

Twentie & six bayes of howsinge belonginge to the parsonage. 

Finis. God saue Quen Elizabethe. 

By me Edward Bote parson^ 

John holtom) ^, , ■, 

T 1 1 } Cnurcnwardens 

John ward j 

Thomas Maunsell 
Thomas Mason 



A true Terrer of all the gleebe Land of the 
Parsonage of Cherington taken the xvj*^ day of 
Decemb: 16 16. 

The Arrable one the Southside 
Inprimis in the West Quarter 

It' in dawmore q^'f 

It' in nethe"" Abden q'"t'" 

It' vpon Southill 

Ridges in all on the Southside 
The Arrable one the Northside 

Inprimis beyond Northill 
It' on this side the Hill 

fLandes 6 

(Fithers 2 

fLandes 8 

(Fithers 3 

(Landes 2 

buttes 2 

Fithers 2 

'Landes 10] 

butt I 

fithers 2 


I Landes 


1 1 




* Edward Bote, M.A. (see Foster, s.n. Boate), was presented to the rectory on 
14 June 1572 (Wore. Dioc. Reg., Presentation Deeds, ist ser., no. 657). It is 
not known how or when his incumbency ended, but he perhaps remained rector 
until 1 616 when Thomas Rogers was inducted to the hving (M. Dickins, ^ 
Little History of Cherington and Stourton, 1934, p. 44). 



It' in Seabridge q''ter 

It' vpon the top of the Hill 

It' in the Little Infeild 






It' in the great Infeild 

Ridges in all one the Northside 

The Meadow ground 

Inprimis in the Lott mead, 2 yeard Meade. 
It' in nether Abden one lea & one Lott. 
It' in Berry Hamme 2 Fithers. 
It' in greate Syth one plott. 
It' in Lierslade on plott. 

The tyeng grass 




Inprimis one the South side 


^ Lease 


It' on the North side 

The homestall 
The Parsonage house & garden, 2 barnes, a stable, a Cow- 
house & 2 little Closes aboute the house. 
Tho: Rogers Minister^ 

W"* Stoute ] 
Thomas Mason) 

John Jenewaye 
Richard Mason 


A Terrar or Schedule particularly mentioning and t^g^-^- 
Exp^'ssing the houses, outhouses, Buildings, Closes, 
Gleab Land, Tythes &c. belonging to the Rectory 
of Cherrington in the County of Warwick and 
diocesse of Worcester Made the tenth day of 
June Anno domini 17 14. 

Imprimis the parsonage house consisting of six Bayes of Build- 
^ Thomas Rogers (probably M.A., see Foster) became rector in 1616 (see 

p. 78, n. I, above) and remained rector until he ceded the living in 1636 

(Dugdale, i. 589). 


ing, Barns, Stables & other outhouses consisting of ten Bayes. 

Backside, Gardens & orchard halfe an Acre. 

One Little Close called Godsons Close three quarters of an Acre. 

One other Little Close adjoyning to the Churchyard half an 


Tythes in kinde Great & small. ^ 

Two yard Land of Gleab Land as followeth: 

In the west Quarter 
Arable Land 

One Land in Butt Leys furlong M'' Granger East. 

One Land in Rye furlong M'' Dickins North. ^ 

One Land in Longfurlong Joseph Jarrett East. 

One yeard shooting into Locksford Edward Stout North. 

One yeard shooting into Blindwell Slade M'" Dickens North. 

One Land a little above John Steel North. 

One Land in Berry Croft Edward Day south. 

One Land between Brookes Mrs Attwood North. 

One Acre between Brookes Edward Day North. 

One Land in Woolan John Taylor west. 

One Acre in Band Land M" Attwood west. 

One Land on the Knapps M"" Dickins west. 

One other Land in the same furlong Edward Stout west. 

Green sward in the same Quarter 

One Hadeley at Butt Leys Edward Day south. 

One Ley shooting in Butt Leyes Gapp Edward Day East. 

Two Leyes at Weston Leyes M'' Dickins south. 

One other Ley at Weston Leyes M"" Granger South. 

In Sutton side Quarter/Arable Land 

One Land in the Brooke furlong Edward Day west. 

One Acre at the Mill float John Steel East. 

One Land in the same furlong and going through Barfurlong 
a foreshooter. 

^ In 1704 the rector had leased all the tithes of the parish for ^^85 a year, for 
four years (M. Dickins, op. cit., p. 45). 

^ Anthony Dickins of Broadway acquired 2^ yardlands in the parish by 
marriage with Margaret Tymes of Cherington in 1658 (M. Dickins, op. cit., 
p. 15). Miss Dickins prints a terrier of his land (ibid., pp. 15-19) which it is 
interesting to compare with this terrier. 


One Land in Barfurlong Francis Mason west. 
Two yeards and one Butt in the same furlong Stephen Jarret 

One Land in Stean furlong between the slades M" Attwood 

One Butt above shooting into the same furlong Edward Day- 

One Land in Toddenham furlong M'" Dickens west. 
One Land in the furlong below Carpenters Leys Rich"^ Mason 

One Land in the furlong shooting into Carpenters Leyes 
furlong Edw^ Day East. 

One yeard shooting into Pilzar M'" Dickins East. 
One Acre at the Topp of CliflFe Banke widow Holthom 

One Butt shooting into farmcombe francis Mason East. 
One Acre in the middle furlong Stephen Jarrett west. 
Greensward in the same Quarter. 

One square plott in frim yard slade M"" Granger East. 
One Ley in farmcombe francis Mason East. 
One other Ley in farmcombe M"" Dickins west. 
One yeard in hollow Moores M'' Dickins North. 
One Head Ley in hollow Moores Edward Day East. 

In Moonhill Quarte. 
Arable Land 
One Butt above Nath Bridge knapp M" Atwood North 
One Land above Nath Bridge knapp M" Attwood North 

One yeard below Sutton way in the same furlong M''^ Attwood 


One Land next to wrangling Mear Edward Day North. 

One Butt shooting into Beanham M'" Dickins East. 

One yeard shooting into Beanham William Slater west. 

One through shooter in Moonhill M"" Dickins on each side. 

One yeard under the Cliffe francis Mason west. 

One Land in Steanfurlong Nicholas Holthom west. 

One Butt shooting against Cliffe Bank Robert Sturth west. 

Three Butts on the homeward side shipston spade John Steel 

B 2746 C 


One Land on the homeward side Lear Slade widow Holtom 

One Acre in Sturt Stephen Jarrett North. 

One Land in Sturt Edward Day North. 

Greensward in the same Quarter 

One Plott of ground called Lear Slade. 

One Ley at the further side of dry Leyes Edward Day 

One other Ley at Dry Leyes Nicholas Steel south. 

One yeard at Dry Leyes M"" Granger south. 

One Ley in the Sich Edward Day East. 

In Two Leyes Penn Quarf 

One Land next to Sutton North. 

One Acre shooting into Round hills gate widdow Holthom 

Two yeards shooting into Sutton North widow Holthom 

One Land and one yeard shooting into Sutton North John 
Steel North. 

three yeards shooting into Sutton North Edward Day south. 

One Acre on Little worth hill William Slater East. 

One Land in Shooebread M"" Dickins North west. 

One yeard on the Lower side of Shooebread M"" Mansel 

One Land in Sturt Nicholas Holthom South. 
Greensward ground. 

One Ley and yeard at common yeards Edw'^ Stout North. 
One part of a Ley at common yeards M"" Mansel south. 

In the Little Infield 
One yeard behind Church Stephen Jarrett west. 
One other yeard behind Church Edward Day on each side. 
One Land in Dockey Land Stephen Jarrett East. 
One Butt shooting against Taylors gate Richard Mason 
One Butt by the Mill way Edward Day East. 

In the Great Infield 
One Land shooting into Adley brooke M"" Mansel South. 
One other Land in Adley brooke M' Dickins North. 


One throug[h]shooter in the two upper furlongs francis Mason 

One Acre of yeards in Barley Hamme M'" Mansel south. 

Two Lotts of Hedgrow one in Dagtail & the other by the 

On the south hill arable Land 
One Acre shooting into Turvins Hedge francis Mason south. 
One Land shooting into Turvins Hedge M"" Granger North. 
One Land in Longdowne Edward Day South. 

On the Hill side Greensward 

One Ley next to Ridge M"" Mansel East. 

One other Ley on the Hill side John Steel west. 

One Lott of Hedgrow. 

With commons and common of pasture for six Cowes four 
Horses and Sheep proportionably as other the neighbours and 
Inhabitants of Cherrington keep for two yard Land. 

There is given to the use of the Church of Cherrington for 
ever one Little Close called by the name of Church-Close of 
the yearely value of six shillings and eight pence, and a parcel 
of Land called Church Moores and Church Meares of the 
yearely value of twenty shillings or thereabouts; there is no 
free schoole nor any other Charitable Gift. 

This is a true Terrar Attested by us, to y^ best of our Judg- 

Moulins Ingram R. de Cherrington^ 

W'" Dickins 
Stephen Jarrett 
Edward Stout 
John Tayler 

[Endorsed in a contemporary hand:'] A Terrar of the Rectory of 
Cherrington in the County of Warwick and diocesse of 
Worcester 17 14. 

' Moulins Ingram, M.A. (see Foster), was instituted to the rectory on 21 
May 1696 and remained rector until his death in 1723 (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 34, 
f. 61V; 35, f. i). 




[D.R.o. Claredon A true certificat of suche Buildinges 
vpon the Glebe and eareable land as do belonge to 
vicars othe. the Vicaridge of Clareden alias Clauer- 
den in the Cowntey of Warwick made 
the twentith daye of October 1585 by 
Edward Miller' Vicar their, vnder the 
handes of John Hobdey John Coxe 
Humfrey Philipps Church wardens their 
and two other of the said Parishe vnder 

To the first Article Edward Miller Vicar their sayeth their is 
no other Bible in the said Parishe but one of the largest volume 
aucthorised by the Synod of Busshopps and allowed by 
publique aucthoritie. 

To the second he saieth, that the Archdeacon of Worcester is 
Person^ of the said Parishe and also hath the guifte of the 
Vicaridg. And that their doth belonge to the same Vicaridg a 
House of Three Bales and one Barne of three bales. And hath 
to yt belonging two Closes of pasture and eareable land con- 
teyning by common estimacion five akers and in his owne 
occupacion. Other benefice or cure he hath none. He neuer 
tooke degree in Schooles. He is no preacher lycensed neither 
preacheth he in his owne Cure. 

To the third he saieth their is a Donatiue knowen by the name 
of Norton Linsey bearing the name of impropriation in the 
guifte of the Archdeacon of Worcester as yt is said. And now 
in question whether yt be so or no.^ 

' Edward Miller or Millard (see Savage and Fripp, p. 3) was instituted to the 
vicarage on 29 July 1574 and was vicar until his resignation in 1586 (Dugdale, 
ii. 824). 

2 Parson, in its original meaning of rector or owner of the great tithe. 

3 A donative is a living to which an incumbent may be appointed without the 
bishop's institution or licence. The status of Norton Lindsey church was dis- 
puted in the Bishop's consistory court in 1578 and 1585-6 (Wore. Dioc. Reg., 
Deposition Books, vols, ii and iii). Nicholas Buck of Claverdon, who leased the 
rectory of Claverdon from the Archdeacon, claimed that Norton was a chapelry 
of Claverdon, and that as rector of the latter he was also owner of the great tithe 
of Norton. A group of parishioners, headed by Thomas Staunton, claimed that 
Norton was an independent parish, and alleged that previous incumbents had 
received the great as well as the small tithe (vol. ii, ff. 271, 311, 325; iii, if. 238'^, 


To the Fourth he saieth that the tithes of the said Vicaridg 
are not leased out nor to his knowledg euer were, and their 
belongeth to the same vicaridg all manner priuye tithes with- 
in the said Parishe, Corne and Hey excepted. And whether 
their doth more belong to the same then he enioyeth he cannot 
trulie certifie because he cannot come to the syght of the com- 
position. The commodyties and fruytes worth by yeare by 
common estimacion xiij^ yj^ viij*^.^ 

To the fifte he answereth that the Personage of Claredon is an 
impropriation from the Archdeacon of Worcester and his 
successors and is graunted by the Archdeacon and confirmed 
by the Busshopp by lease vnder Chapeter scale. ^ 

per me Edwardum Millar Viccarium Ibidem 

Churche Jhon Hobday X The marke of X Richard 

wardens Rogers 

Jhon Coxe X The marke of X Thomas 

Humfray Phyllypes X The marke of X Thomas 


Clauerdon [d.r.o. 

jzj 170] 

The howses of our vi[ca]reg ar six bayes, beinge a dwellinge 
howse^ {& a barne} of thre bayes & a barne of three bayes, 
with a gardyne or orchard to the same, & ij clauses of Land for 
the Vicareg gleb Land in quantie of fyve akers & no more; 

319). The dispute led to a disturbance on 7 November 1585, when Miller was 
dragged out of church to prevent his officiating (vol. iii, f. 240 v) and parishioners 
complained of Buck to the Privy Council {F.C.H. Warzoicks. iii. 140). The living 
has ever since this time been regarded as a chapelry of Claverdon (Dugdale, 
ii. 660; J. Bacon, Liber Regis, 1786, p. 990). 

^ On the tithes and value of the vicarage in the seventeenth century see P. 
Styles, 'A Seventeenth-century Warwickshire Clergyman: Thomas Pilking- 
ton, vicar of Claverdon', Transactions of the E'ham Arch. Soc. Ixv (1943—4), 

2 In the disputes mentioned in p. 84, n. 3, above, it was stated that Thomas 
Powell, Archdeacon of Worcester from 1563 to 1579, had leased Claverdon 
rectory to Sir Clement Throckmorton of Haseley; that the latter's widow, 
Katherine, had assigned the lease to Sir John Spencer; and that Spencer had 
assigned it to Buck (vol. ii, f. 286'^). 

^ In a probate inventory of the goods of Robert Finch of 25 September 1629 
(in the Birmingham District Probate Registry) the rooms of the vicarage listed are 
the haU, the buttery, the parlour, the chamber above the parlour, and 'the 
chamber below the entry'. 


these beinge a trewe taryer takin by vs whose names ar vnder 

Rob. Fynche^ Vicar ther 

Rychard Eliot churche 

Roger Mathewes^ wardens. 

with others. 


[D.R.o. Couffhton. Emanuell Ann° Domini i cSq et 2t: Octobris 
72/43] J J J 

vpon the vicars othe. 

Imprimis our byble is not authorised by the sinod of bishopes. 

Item my patron is Thomas Throghmorton Esquire. 

Item I haue no glebe land.^ 

Item I ame no preacher, nether of any Degre of scole in Ether 
of the Vniversities. 

Item I haue on mansion (house) w*^ on barne and one stable. 
Item I haue all priuy tithes as woll lambe pige gose hempe 
flaxe onions garlicke aples oblations milke and Calfe, and 
thesse tithes amount to the some of xj^ by Estimation or there 

Item the parsonage impropriat (to M"" Thomas throgmorton 
from the quene ma*y), and to all the Rest I Cane say nothinge. 

Per me Thomam Penford"^ 
vicar' ibidem. 

By vs Thomas Eydes 
William bird 

John Wilkes and Churchwardens. 
Richard Persons. s Payd. 

' Robert Finch was instituted to the vicarage on 8 February 1 586/7 (Dugdale, 
ii. 824) and remained vicar until his death in 1629. This terrier therefore is 
probably one of those compiled in 16 16/ 17. 

^ All three names are vi^ritten in the same hand as the terrier. 

3 In 17 14 there was still no glebe, but in 1786 the vicars owned five closes 
totalling 60 acres in the hamlet of Sambourne (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 36, f. 102'^); these 
had been allotted to the vicarage when the hamlet was enclosed in 1773 {F.C.H. 
Warwicks. iii. 87). 

'^ Thomas Penford (see Savage and Fripp, p. 6) gave a bond when instituted 
to Coughton dated 21 May 1554 (Wore. Dioc. Reg., Presentation Deeds, ist 
ser., no. 204) and he remained vicar until his death in 1593 (Dugdale, ii. 754). 

5 All five names are written in the same hand as the answers to the articles. 


A true terrior of the vicaridge of Coughtone as [d.r.o. 
followethe. ^^/^^l 

Inprimis the Dwellinge house Contayninge three beyes & a 

Item one Orchard or Backside where the house standeth Con- 
teyninge halfe an agre [sic'] of grownd. 

Item one Tenemente adioyninge vnto the said vicaridg Con- 
teyninge one Beay. 

Item the profittes belonginge vnto the said vicaridge (is) [sic] 
wooll lambe pigg goose hemp & Flax amountinge vnto the 
value of Thirteene poundes by the yere. 

per me Tho: Harford.^ 
vie' Ibidem. 

A Terrier of y^ Buildings glebe and all other [d.r.o. 
Tithes and Dues belonging to the Vicair of Great ^~''^^ 
Coughton in the County of Warwick and Diocese 
of Worcester taken by us whose Names are here- 
unto Subscribed and deliver'd into the Registry 
of y^ Right Reverend Father in God William 
Lord Bishop of Worcester the 29'^ day of July 
1714 by the Order of y^ Said Bishop. 

Imprimis the Vicaridg House Containing three bayes of 

Item the Garden and Church Yard Containing half an Acre of 

No tithes of Corn or hay payable to y^ Vicair of Great Coughton. 

Privy Tithes 
Due to y^ Vicair of Great Coughton for Every Colt one 

For Every Lamb one penney. 

For Eve[r]y Cow & Calfe five pence. 

' Thomas Harford was instituted to the vicarage on 17 March 1614/15 and 
remained vicar until his death in 1624 (Dugdale, ii. 754). This terrier was there- 
fore doubtless compiled in 1616/17. 

^ This house was probably that described in 161 6/ 17. In 1786 the vicarage 
was exchanged for another house in the village, owned by Sir Robert Throck- 
morton. The petition for the bishop's permission for the exchange describes the 
old vicarage and outbuildings as being 'in a bad state of repair, and are too small 
and mean for the accomodation of the vicar and his Family, and totally unfit for 
a Clergyman to reside in' (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 36, f. 102"^). 


For Eve[r]y barren Cow one penney. 

For Eve[r]y Sheep of Foreigners wint'red in y* Parish one 


For Eve[r]y Sheep of y^ Parishioners Sold before sheering 

day one penney. 

All other Privy Tithes are payable in kind to y* Vicair of Great 

Coughton, as Wood, wool, Flax, hemp. Rape, Pigs, Geese, 

Apples, Eggs, &, out of all the Lands in y^ Said Parish Except 

the Demesn Lands. 

Easter offrings. 

For Every Man and his Wife Eight pence. 
For Every un-Married Man Six pence. 

For Every un-Married Woman that is a Housholder Six pence. 
[On the dorse] Por Every un Married Woman that is no Housholder four 

For Every Buriall one shilling 
For Every Marriage w*^ Licence five Shillings 
For Every Marriage w^^ Banns two Shillings and Six-pence. 
For Every Churching four pence. 

Will: Snelli Vicar 

Henry Chellingworth Churchwarden. 

William Walsingham 

John Cresser 

Rob^ Gough 

John Ryland 

Thomas Taylor Churchwarden. 


[D.R.o. Exhall rectoria 

7^l^7] ^ ^^^^ certificat accordinge to the purporte of 
certaine articles ministred vnto the clergie vppon 
theire othes in the first visitacion of the reuerende 
Father in god Edmounde Bishope of Worcester 
A° 1585. 

I . To the firste Article I saye that wee wante that Bible that is 
theirein specified. 

^ William Snell, B.A. (see Foster), was instituted to the vicarage on 25 July 
171 2 and remained vicar until his death in 17 17 (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 34, ff. 98"^, 


2. To the seconde I Answere that I was presented vnto my 
benifice by the Honorable S'"" Nicolas Bacon Knight 
decessed Late L. Keeper of the greate seale of Englande in 
the right of her Ma'^'^,^ the patronage dothe continewe in 
the same right for anye thinge that I knowe to the con- 
trarye. The glebe is twoo yarde Lande the W^ is occupied 
and Imployed to my owne vse. I am not duble benifyceed, 
I haue taken no degree in the scooles, I haue no speciall 
lycence to preache, neither do I preache beinge not theire- 
vnto autorized. 

3. To the thride I saye that I knowe no suche benifice as ys 
theirein comprised. 

4. To the fourthe I answere that I haue all the profites and 
commodities belonginge vnto my benifice in my owne vse 
and occupiynge. 

5. To the fifthe I answere that I haue nothinge to present. 

Per me Robertum Barker rectorem ibidem. ^ 

Exhall The particulers of all the commodities and [d.r.o. 
rectoria profites belonginge vnto the parsonage of ^^ 
vpon the Exhall advisedly considered, and faithfully 
parsons set downe by Robarte Barker parson there, 
othe. Morris Walsingham, John Garret, John 
Allen, Richerde Burson, Thomas Allen, 
Churchwardens and The eldest and sub- 
stancialst men in the parishe written the 
xxij'^ daye of October A° 1585.3 

Inprimis the dwellinge house, w*^ the kichine, Barnes, stable 
w*^ other houses of ofHce contayinge by estimacion 1 3 bayes. 
Item towe severall closes w*^ the gardens and backsyde con- 
tayinge by estimation Sixe Acars. 

' The Lord Keeper presented to all livings in the gift of the Crown which had 
been valued at less than £2.0 in 1535, while the sovereign presented in person to 
those of higher value (R. Burn, Ecclesiastical Law, ed. R. Phillimore, 1842, 
i. 142—3). Barker was presented by Bacon on the recommendation of Edwin 
Sandys, Bishop of London (B.M. Landsowne MS. 443, f. 197). 

^ Barker (see Savage and Fripp, p. 5) was instituted to the rectory on 6 
November 1571 (Dugdale, ii. 8 5 9) and remained rector until his death in 1603/4 
(Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 32, f. 79). 

3 The rectory was worth {jio in 1 586 according to the Puritans (Savage and 
Fripp, p. 5). 


Item towe yarde Land of Arable contayinge by estimation 
fourtie eight Acars of grownde. 

Item pasture in the commen fildes for one hundreth sheepe 
xiiij bease & fyve horses accordinge to the ould order of the 

Item The tenthe of the corne, belonginge vnto Exhall Wickles- 
forde Brome And Moorehall^ growinge w*in the parishe afore- 
saide, except the tenth of the corne growinge vppon eight 
landes belonginge vnto the tenement of Thomas Allen lyinge 
in the commen hide called the boue downe, the tenth of w''^ 
Landes ys devided betwixt the parsonage of Exhall And 

Item Six and threetye Staves of grase Lyinge in Avenhaye 
Medowe contayinge by estimacion one Acar of grownde. 

Item the tenth of all the Haye growinge in the same medowe 
belonginge vnto Exhall and Wicklesforde w*^ {all} half the tenth 
of the hay that dothe belonge vnto Moorehall in the same 

Item the tenthe of the Haye growinge in all the Medowes 
closes Hades forowes and Layes w'^in the parishes {of} afore- 
said, w^ the tenth of a certayne hooke In a medow called 
Rowse Medowe, w*^ certayne parsels of tythe haye Lyinge in 
Wicksforde commen medowe. 

Item the tenth of wole, calf, Lambe, and for the milke of 
euer[y] cowe ij^, w*^ all other personall and prediall tenthes 
whatsoeuer Incresynge and growinge w*in (the) parishe afore- 
saide wiche haue bene vsially accordinge to the auncient custome 
of the said parishes paid vnto the parson. 

Per me Robertum Barker rectorem ibidem 

By me mawryce walsinghame. 
the mark of X Jhon Garret. 
The marke XA of John Allen. 
Signum X Richerdi Burson. 
Signum X Thomae Allen. 

' Wixford, Broom, and Moor Hall. 
^ Temple Grafton. 


Exhall [DRo. 

A true and perfect Note and Terrier of the Glebe- 
land, Meadow-Ground, Closes, Pastures, Orchard, 
Gardens, Backside, Parsonage-House, Barns, 
Stable & other Out-Houses, and all the Tithes 
and other Profits belonging to the Rectory of 
Exhall in the County of Warwick & Diocese of 
Worcester, taken in the Year of our Lord 1714.^ 

Imprimis Two Yard Land of Arable Ground in the Common 

Fields, containing by estimation 48 Acres. 

The several Ridges lie and are bounded as follows. 

In the Quarter called Wood-Field 16 Ridges, viz. 
In Rosehill-Furlong 5 Lands between John Shailor's Land on 
the North, & Thomas Camden's on the South. 
And 3 Lands between M'' Combe's Land on the North, and 
Job Jakeman's on the South. 

And I Land between John Shailor's Land on the North, and 
Henry Heming's on the South. 

In Ragnill-Furlong i Land on the Northside of a Cart- way 
w=^ leads to the Heath,^ between M*" Combe's Land on the 
North, and Thomas Camden's on the South. 
And 2 Lands between George Dickson's Land on y^ North, 
and M"" Combe's on the South. 

And 4 Lands between John Ellins's Land on the North, and 
M'' Combe's on the South. 

And I Land on y^ Northside of a Cartway to y^ Heath between 
John Bedman's Land on y^ North, & Tho: Camden's on the 

4 Lands on the Northside of a Stream-Furrow, & 5 Lands on 
the South, one whereof goes down to the Heath. 

In the Quarter called Horse-Pool Field 64 Ridges, viz. 
3 Lands shooting towards Grafton-Moor Hedge, between 

' On 15 October 1714 John Robins, churchwarden, presented: 'We have 
made a true and perfect Terrier and Note in Parchment of all the Glebe Lands 
and Tithes and other Profits belonging to our Parsonage, which will be delivered 
in (together with this Presentment) to be laid up in the Lord Bishop's Registry; 
and We have a Copy thereof to be kept in the Church Chest.' This dates it more 
precisely (Wore. Dioc. Reg., Churchwardens' Presentments, Box no. 158). 

2 A waste in the north-east of the parish, see F.C.H. Warwkks. iii. 89. 


John Bedman's Land on the North, & Mr. Combe's on the 

I Land in Ash-Piece Furlong, between M'' Combe's Land on 

the East, and M" Combe's on the West. 

1 2 Lands next to the Heath, butting upon Pershore-Way. 

7 Lands in y^ same Furlong, butting upon Pershore-Way, 

between John Staples's Land on y^ North, & M"" Rock's on the 


I Hadland and its Fellow butting upon the upper end of Mill- 


I Land butting upon the said Hadland, between Mr. Combe's 

Land on the North, & John Shailor's on the South. 

I Land butting upon the said Hadland, between John Shailor's 

Land on the North, & John Field's on the South. 

I Land butting upon the said Hadland, between John Field's 
Land on the North, & Mr Rock's on the South. 

4 Lands by Pershore-Way, shooting into the Heath. 

4 Lands in the same Furlong, shooting into the Heath, between 
John Field's Land on y® East, & M'' Combe's on the West. 

I o Lands in Wet Piece, between John Sturdy's Land on the 
East, and M"" Combe's on the West. 

I Lay on the Westside of Pershore-Way. 

I Land shooting into Horse-Pool, between M" Combe's 

Land on the North, and M'' Combe's on the South. 

1 Land in Gaunt's Furlong, between John Bedman's Land on 
the North, and M'" Combe's on the South. 

2 Lands & a Pike in the same Furlong, between M'' Combe's 
Land on the North, & Henry Heming's on the South. 

1 Hadland & its Fellow in the Furlong below Shooter's Hill. 

2 Lands next below Shooter's Hill Brake. 

7 Lands in Deadmoor-Well-Furlong, shooting into the Way 
that leads to Broom, between John Lambley's Land on y* 
South, and Silas Bushel's on the North. 

1 Land in Buff-Down, butting upon Stratford- Way, between 
John Milburn's Land on the East, and M*" Rock's on the West. 

In the Quarter called Hangings Field 46 Ridges, viz. 

2 Lands in Hangings next to the Cartway by Wickus Hedge. 

I Land in the same Furlong, between 2 of John Bedman's 


2 Lands in the same Furlong, between John Bedman's Land on 
the North, and John Field's on the South. 
2 Lands in the same Furlong, between William Camden's 
Land on the North, and John Shailor's on the South. 

I Hadland & its Fellow on the Top of Wickus, a Cartway lying 
between them. 

6 Lands in Deadsheer Furlong, butting upon Stratford- Way, 
between Silas Bushel's Land on j^ West, and M*"^ Combe's 
on y^ East. 

5 Lands in Deadmoor Furlong, whereof one is a Hadland, and 
the other 4 join to it. 

1 Land in the same Furlong, between John Shailor's Land on 
the South, and the Widow Allen's on the North. 

4 Lands shooting into Walkersam Brook, between Thomas 
Shailor's Land on the South, and M"" Halford's on the North. 

2 Lands in the lowermost length below Furzen-Hill by the 
side of the Way that leads from Grafton to Bidford. 

I Land and a Pike in Garson on the Northside of John Bed- 
man's Piece of ten Lands. 

10 Lands in Long Blechmoor, between George Dickson's 
Land on the North, and Edward Holtam's on the South. 

7 Lands in Lower Sandhill, between M"" Halford's Land on the 
East, and Henry Heming's on the West. 

In the Quarter called Waterstall Field 1,1^ Ridges, viz. 
I Land in the lower length of Wilsall Furlong, between John 
Bedman's Land on the West, and John Staples's on the 

1 Land in Lower Goltus Furlong, between S"" Fulwar Skipwith's 
Land on the East, and M" Combe's on the West. 

2 Lands in Salthurst Furlong, between M"" Rock's Land on the 
West, and John Bedman's on the East. 

4 Lands in Wickus Furlong, between M"" Rock's Land on the 
South, and John Shailor's on the North. 

7 Lands on the Northside of Waterstall-Meer. 

4 Lands at Waterstall-Pool, between George Dickson's Land 

on the North, and M"" Halford's on the South. 

4 Lands in Fern-Furlong, between Thomas Shailor's Land on 

the South, and Edward Garret's on the North. 

2 Lands in the same Furlong, on the Southside of a Foot- Way. 


I Land in Short Blechmoor, between John Shailor's Land on 
the South, and John Staples's on the North. 

I Land in the same Furlong, being the outmost Land on the 
Southside of the Furlong. 

6 Lands in the Read Furlong, between Henry Heming's Land 
on the East, and John Milburn's on the West. 

Upon Marriage-Hill 

I Land, being the 8*^^ from Broom Court Pales, between S'" 
Fulwar Skipwith's Land on the North, and John Bedman's on 
the South. 

1 Lay by the Southside of Blind Well, in Lower Marriage. 

Item the Parsonage-House, containing 6 Bay of Building, and 

2 Barns 6 Bay, and a Stable one Bay, and a Carthouse one Bay, 
and other Out-Houses 2 Bay. 

Item an Orchard, 2 Gardens, and a Backside, with 2 Closes 
adjoining thereunto, all containing by Estimacion 6 Acres. 

Item the Churchyard of Exhall, and the Chapelyard of 

Item Pastures in the Common Fields for an hundred sheep, 
14 Cows, and 5 Horses, according to the old Order of y* 
Lordship: but for 80 Sheep, 12 Cows, and 6 Horses, accord- 
ing to the Custom of late years. 

Item the Tenth of all the Corn belonging to Exhall, Wicks- 
ford, Broom, and Morehall, growing within the Parish of 
Exhall (except the Inclosures belonging to Morehall, for the 
Tithes whereof fourty shillings per annum is to be paid by an 
antient Composition.)^ 

Item 16 Staves of Grass in Summer-Meadow; whereof 8 
Staves shoot into Avon toward Marcleeve,^ and are the out- 
most on the Northside of that Meadow; and the other 8 Staves 
butt upon the Hades, and lie between John Ellins's Grass on 
the West, and M"" Halford's on the East. 

Item 20 Staves of Grass in Avon-Meadow; whereof 12 Staves 
lie between Wicksford Lot-Meadow on y^ West, and S"" 
Robert Throckmorton's Grass on the East; and the other 8 

' This perhaps refers to the area which had been known as the manor of 
Aspley, held with Moor Hall in the fifteenth century and depopulated in the 
sixteenth century (F.C.H. IVarzvicks. iii. 188, 190-1). 

2 MarlclifF. 


Staves shoot into Salford-Ford, and lie between John Bedman's 
Grass on the South, and M"" Combe's on the North. 
Item the Tenth of all the Grass growing in Avon-Meadow 
belonging to Exhall and Wicksford, and of part of John 
Milburn's of Broom, and the Tenth of 2 Staves in the three- 
penny Drift in the same Meadow belonging to Edward Garret, 
and half the Tenth of the Grass belonging to Morehall in the same 
Meadow, and the Tenth of a Plat of Grass belonging to Thomas 
Bosward in Hawcom Meadow adjoining to Avon-Meadow. 
Item in Wicksford Moor-Meadow half the Tenth of the Grass 
belonging to Morehall, and the Tenth of the rest. 

Item in Wicksford Meadow One Cock of Grass in the Plat 
called the Sherves belonging to Wicksford Farm; and the 
Tenth of one Staff of Grass belonging to M" Yarnold, and of 
1 1 Staves of Grass belonging to Henry Heming, and of a Plat 
belonging to Wicksford Farm, being 6 Staves at one end, and 
8 at the other, and of 3 Staves belonging to John Staples, and 
of 7 Staves belonging to George Dickson, and of 3 Staves 
belonging to M''^ Yarnold, and of John Allen's Hook at the 
upper end of the Meadow by the Waterside : and half the Tenth 
of the Grass belonging to Morehall in the same Meadow. 

Item the Tenth of the Grass growing in all the other Meadows, 
Closes, Hades, Furrows, and Lays, within the Parish aforesaid. 
Item the Tenth of the Wooll of Sheep winter'd in the said 
Parish, and a half penny for every other Sheep; and every tenth 
Lamb, or two pence for every Lamb; and two pence for the 
milk of every Cow, and four pence for every Calf; and twelve 
pence for every Colt; and all other Tenths whatsoever in- 
creasing and growing within the said Parish, which according 
to the antient custom have been usually paid to the Parson. 
Item Easter-Offerings, two pence for every Man, and two 
pence for every Woman, and a penny for every Garden, and a 
penny for every House. 

John Staples W™ Thomas^ Rector 

Church Wardin John Robins 
John Shaylor Church- Warden of Exhall 

Thomas Collings Edmund Parker 

William Parker 

^ William Thomas, M.A., the continuator of Dugdale's Antiquities of 
Warwickshire (see the Dictionary of National Biography), was instituted on 5 
October 1698 (Dugdale, ii. 859) and remained rector until his resignation in 
1723 (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 35, f. i'^). 




[D.R.o. Halford A note of the gleebe, howsinge and other 

commodityes lyinge & belonginge to the 
parsonage of Halforde in the county of War. 
and dioces of Worcest% at the commaunde- 
ment of the right reverende father Edmund 
L. Byshoppe of Wygorne, his vicitation 
holden at Stratford vppon Aven anno 
domini 1585, et translacionis suae primo, 
vnd"^ the handes & markes of bothe the 
churchwardens and other honest inhabitants 
there whose names and markes are vnd"" 
wrytten, M^ William Thornehilli beinge 
then parson there. 

Imprimis in one parte of the feilde lyethe three & twenty 
landes or rudges of errable videlic' In Stanwell furlonge liethe 
2 rudges. Item in the furlonge called littell redlandes lyethe 
2 rudges. Item in fosshill furlonge liethe 3 rudges. Item in the 
furlonge sutinge in oldigore lyethe i rudge. Item in the fur- 
longe sutinge in Lamcot hedge lyethe 3 rudges. Item in the 
furlonge above pillerton pathe lyethe 3 rudges. Item in the 
fyfteene acres lyethe i rudge. Item in the furlonge called dead- 
churle liethe 3 rudges. Item in the furlonge called shoort 
Ballance lyethe 5 rudges. Item at Henbrooke fourde lyethe 4 
short buttes of leas. 

Imprimis in the seconde parte of the feyld lyethe five and thyrty 
landes or rudges of errable videlic' in the furlonge beyonde 
Hunnyngam streete^ sutynge or buttinge in Fulreadee feylde 
4 rudges. Item in the midle furlonge beyonde hunnyngam 
streete lyethe i rudge. Item in the furlonge sutinge in Levecall 
lyethe 2 rudges. Item in the furlonge sutinge in huningam 
streete lyethe 2 rudges. Item in the furlonge called Longe 
Ballance lyethe 7 rudges. Item in Smeare furlonge lyethe 4 

' William Thornhill, M.A. (see Foster and Venn), was instituted to the 
rectory on 8 November 1579 (Dugdale, i. 618) and remained rector until his 
death in 1626 (Wore. Dioc. Reg., Presentation Deeds, 2nd ser., no. 376; the 
institution of his successor given by Dugdale as 9 December 1625 should be 

^ Hunningham Street is presumably the Fosse Way; Hunningham is a village 
on the Fosse about 17 miles north-east of Halford. 


rudges. Item in midle furlonge over the path aboue Fulready 
way lyethe i rudge. Item in the furlonge against the hill sutinge 
in anpitt leas lyeth 8 rudges. Item in the furlonge sutinge in 
henbrooke lyethe i rudge. Item in the two furlonges called the 
stones lyinge bothe together are five rudges. And in a place 
called Anpit Leas lyethe 4 leas. 

Imprimis in the thirde parte of the feild lyethe nine & twenty 
landes or rudges errable, videlic' in Smeare furlonge lyethe 4 
rudges. Item in rushfurlonge lieth 2 rudges. Item in the fur- 
longe sutinge in pibley fourde lyethe 6 rudges. Item in the 
furlonge called readclift liethe 3 rudges. Item in the furlonge 
called the short broode liethe one rudge. Item in the furlonge 
sutinge in Ethringes diche liethe 4 rudges. Item in the fur- 
longe called Stepenhill liethe 2 rudges. Item in stower furlonge 
liethe 5 rudges. Item in the two furlonges of stones suting in the 
Leas lieth 2 rudges. And at the townesende lieth 3 Leas. 
Imprimis in the fourthe parte of the feild (liethe) nine and 
twenty landes or rudges errable, videlic' in Low furlonge liethe 
7 rudges. Item in the furlonge sutinge in Idlicot brooke liethe 
6 rudges. Item in the furlonge at Mornehill busshes liethe 2 
rudges. Item in the furlonge sutinge in Mournehill waie liethe 
3 rudges. Item vppon downe meadowe hill beyonde Morne- 
hill waie liethe 8 rudges. Item in the furlonge sutinge vppon 
parkehill liethe 2 rudges. Item at Wheatland leas lieth i rudge. 
Item at Mornehill busshes lieth 2 leaes. Also there are 4 little 
buttes sutinge in mornehill way. 

Item in the downe meadowes are three lottes belonginge to the 
parsonage two yardes of land, and in one of the same meadowes 
there ys a certaine porcion alotted out for the tieth of bothe the 
meadowes. Item in either of the Hambes there is a lot belong- 
inge to the parsonage two yardes of land; and at the neither 
ende of the Mill hambe there is a certaine porcion alotted out 
for the tiethe of both the Hambes. Item there belongethe to 
the parsonage a percell of medowe ground alotted out of the 
Milcroft. Item the grasse of a certaine place called the bridge 
croft belongethe to the parsonage every second yeare, from the 
purification of our Lady commonly called Candlemas' vntyll 
Lambmas day.^ Item vppon the two yardes of land the parson 
male grase so maine horse beasse and sheepe as other the in- 
habitants doe, accordinge to the quantity of their land and 
accordinge to the rate and stinte as they shall thinke most best 

' 2 February. ^ i August. 

B 2746 H 


for their profit and commoditie, that is some time more some 
times fewer. And at this present the parson graseth vpon his 
two yard land 4 horse, 6 kyne, and 50 sheepe. Item there 
belongeth to the parsonage one little orchyard, one garden and 
rickeyard without anie other annuall severall. Item one dwell- 
inge howse, 2 barnes, i stable, beasse-howse & i pigeonhouse 
whiche are nowe very well and in good repaire, and yet not so 
well but that the[yj have still neede of necessary repayre. 

Finally there belongethe to the parsonage the tyethe of all the 
corne graine and hay thorowout the whole feyld, withe woll 
Lambe and all other pryvie tyethes whatsoever. 

Nycholas Edwardes curat^ Richard Smithe X 

{Churchw*"} William Smithe X 

Church William Roose Thomas 

warde[n]s Ashworthe X 

Thomas Roose 

Robert Halford 

Richarde Butler 

[D.R.o. A terrier of the Gleebe land belounginge vnto the 

^^ °^ Parsonage of Halford in the County of Warwicke 

made the Seaven & Twentyeth of Januarie in the 
yeere of o'' L.God 161 6 & in the fowerteenth 
yeere of the Raygne of o*^ Soveraygne L.James 
by the grace of god kinge of England Fraunce 
& Ireland defender of the fayth, & of Scotland 
the fiftyeth. By Robert Halford the Elder & 
Richard Aston Churchwardens. 

Fosse Hill Quarter. 

Inprimis in Stonhill furlonge Six landes, in the forlonge 
shuttinge into Henbrocke Three landes, one land shuttinge 
into the Wellhead. In the forlonge shuttinge into Lamcot 
hedge Three landes. In the forlonge called the fifteene Acres 

^ Nothing is known of this curate. Thornhill was probably not resident in the 
parish when the terrier was compiled; he was a prebendary of Worcester from 
1584 to 1626; vicar of Honington from 1578 to 1584 (Dugdale, i. 605); rector 
of Warndon (Wore.) from 1586 to 1597, and rector of Alvechurch (Wore.) 
from about 1597 to 1626 (Canon J. Davenport's MS. Lists of Worcestershire 
Incumbents, 1 540-1660, in the possession of the Worcestershire Archaeological 


Foure lands. In Pillerton hill five landes. In Lounge Ballans 
in that Quarter Foure landes. 

Anpitlayes quarter. 

Inprimis in the Stones forlounge Six landes. In the furlonge 
agaynst the hill Eyght landes. In the mydle furlonge five 
landes. In Smere furlonge Foure landes. In the furlonge 
called Short Ballands Seaven landes. In the furlonge shuttinge 
in to Honinggam street two landes. In the furlonge beyond 
Honniggam street Eyghts landes. 

(Also in the same quarter a little Close conteyninge Foure 

Stepnell quarter. 

Inprimis in the Stones & layes Six landes. In Stepnell furlonge 
two landes. In the furlonge shuttinge into the brocke five landes. 
In the furlonge called Eathrin dich foure landes. In the 
furlonge called Smere furlonge five landes. In the midle furlonge 
two landes. In Idlicote brocke furlonge Six landes. In Redclift 
three landes. 

Mornehill quarter. 

Inprimis in Parkhill furlonge three landes. In the mydle 
furlonge seaven landes. In Idlicot brocke furlonge seaven 
landes. In Mornehill six landes. In the furlounge shuttinge 
into Honington brocke Eight layes & landes. In the furlonge 
shuttinge into the Towne meadowe ground Foure landes. 

Meadow ground. 

Inprimis one Parshell of meadow ground in the over meadow 
beinge two mens mathe. In the same meadow three lotte Acres 
w'^'' some small doules. In the lower hamme a parshell of 
meadow ground for tythe of the hammes being one mans 
mathe. In the Hammes two lott Acres w*^ small doules. One 
Closse of landes called Bridge croft. Three small parshells of 
ground ioyning one to the other lyinge in myllcrofte. 


Inprimis the Parsonage House beinge Eight Bayes, w'^ a 
garden and orchard on the north side of y* House, one barne 
att the East end of the house beinge foure bayes, the stable two 
bayes, the barley & pease barne & Carthouse Eight bayes, one 
douehouse and a Rickyeard. 

The parson also enioyeth all tythes of what name or nature 
soever they be arysinge or beinge w^^in the lordship of Halford, 


w*'' a small parsell of tythe hay arysing out of NobalP meadow 
in the County of Worcester. 

William Thornhill the Rector their 

Robert Halford 

Richard Aston 

Walter Sov[th]ern side[man] 

Richard Fradon^ sideman their 


[D.R.o. [Hamjpton Episcopi 

^^ ^' Anno domini A true note & terrier of glebelandes 
1616 & other possessions w'^'' belonge to the 
parsonage of Hampton Episcopi in the 
Countye of Warr' taken by the view 
of Richard Hill^ minister there & these 
honest men in the parishe, vz. Thomas 
Warde Thomas Gibs John Ward 
Richard Warde William Wotton & 
Thomas Merefalle in anno domini 1 607. 

First there belongeth to the said parsonage one dwellinge 
house, two barnes w*^^ a Cow house & stable, one garden, one 
orcharde w*^^ a litle Close of land on the backside the house. 
Item there belongeth to the said parsonage five yard land lying 
in dyverse places of the groundes & feildes in the said parishe 
as followeth vz. 

arrable Sixe landes or ridges at the whyte Crosse, xxiij^ in midle feild 

Land furlonge, three in Single furlonge, xvj^ in the high Ashe 

furlonge, xviij^ Ridges on the toppe of Gowte Hill, xvij^ on the 

topp of Benche Hill, one hadland in Rush bedde, viij'^ landes 

^ Newbold on Stour. 

^ All five names are in the same hand, which is different from that of the terrier 
itself. A piece of the parchment has been cut away, however, and may either have 
contained the marks of the churchwardens and sidesmen, or signatures on it may 
have been copied on to the part not cut away by a registry clerk who used the de- 
tached piece. 

3 Richard Hill was instituted to the rectory on 13 December 1586 and re- 
mained rector until his death in 1636 (Dugdale, ii. 672). He is known to have 
spent some years at Oxford (monumental inscription, quoted ibid.), but did not 
apparently proceed to a degree. 


or Ridges on Shooters Hill, xxxiij ridges Shooting downe on 
Hampton woode, xlix shootinge downe on Fulbrooke hedge, 
tenne shooting downe on hobbyns piece, two hadlandes lyinge 
at the end of hobbyns piece, xM landes or Ridges lyinge at 
Gowte hill pitt, sixe lyinge by oake way, xxviij*^^ at parsons 
Elme, tenne buttes & one hadland lying in flongdon, xj Ridges 
at welle head, vj^ in dunstall Furlonge, xyj^ in Croe furlonge, 
vj by the Greene way, xij Ridges & one hadland in Smalemore, 
xix Ridges shootynge into Aulson way, xij butes in Edgcrofte, 
xxviij*^^ Ridges shootinge into Smalemore, xliiij in the old 
pasture, xviij lyinge in Hange Meare, five Ridges or landes by 
Aulson way, one litle Close contayninge aboute one acre of 
(land) lying by Grovefeild, pasture for xx'^**' kyne in the old 
pasture & (in Aulson meadow). Commons for tenne beastes, 
tenne horses & two hundred shepe in the said feildes. 

Item there belongethe to the said parsonage one Meadow called Meadow 
Ipsam Conteyninge aboute xv* acres and also two acres of land 
Meadow in Aulson Meadow. 

Item there belongeth to the said parsonage the tith corne Tithes lyin 
woolle & lambe of the parish of Aulson and also the tithe corne out of the 
woolle lambe & the tith hay of two meadowes (that is the P"^^ ^ 
greatest towne meadow & the greatest meadow belong(ing) 
to the farme) of the parishe of wasperton.' In witnes of the 
truth of this terrier we whose names are hervnder written haue 
subscribed our names the xxyj*^^ of februarie Anno Domini 

Richard Hill parson of Hampton Episcopi 

rL, " pP , [churchwardens. 

^ Alveston and Wasperton had originally been chapelries of Hampton, and the 
rectors of the latter owned the advowsons of the two parishes and had a peculiar 
jurisdiction over them {F.C.H. Warwicks. iii. 104, 287; v. 189). 



[D.R.o. Com. Warr. 1585 

72/52] ^^ 

Haseley The particular of the personage of 

M^ Haseley and of the gleebe landes there- 
unto belonginge written the xvj*'' day 
of October in the xxvij'^ yere of the 
raigne of o"" soveraigne Lady Elizabethe 
by the grace of god queene of E[n]- 
glande Fraunce & Irelande defender 
of the faythe &c. 

Inprimis a mansion howse conteyninge three Bayes, A Corne- 
barne conteyninge three bayes, A Heybarne cont' three bayes, 
An old howse to tye Cattaill in conteyninge two bayes; all w'''' 
howses & edifices are thatched. 

Item a Hemp plecke, a flax yarde and a Garden thereunto 

Item a Close lyinge on the backesyde of the (corne) barne 
called the barnefyelde conteyninge by estimacion three plowgh 
acres and extendethe in bredthe betweene a Close called Alson 
dames on the Sowthe syde and the lande of M"" Job Throck- 
nfton^ called the Coningrye and the Broomefyeldes on the 
northe syde. 

Item one other close parcell of the sayd Gleebelande called 
the Broomefyelde beinge no"^ devyded in to two parts, the 
greato'' parte thereof conteynethe by estimacion twelve plowghe 
acres, the lesso"" parte thereof conteynethe by estimacion fyv& 
(plowghe) acres, and a litle medowe at theende thereof con- 
teyninge by estimacion two acres, all w'^^ closes & medow 
grounde extende in lengthe & bredthe betwixte a lane leadinge 
from Haseley Churche towarde Haseley mill on the este parte, 
the foresaid Coningrye & broomefyeldes parcell of the lands 
of the said M"" Job Throkm'"ton- on the Sowth parte, a Close 

' These terriers were exhibited as evidence in a suit concerning Haseley 
tithes in 1833 (see p. 105 below), and the exhibits were thus marked with large 
letters of the alphabet for identification. 

^ The eminent Puritan involved in the printing of the Martin Mar-Prelate 


called drapers fyelde on the weste parte, and a medowe called 
Shorts medowe and the mill poole in the no^'the parte. 

Item one other Close parcell of the said Gleebe called the Mill 
fyelde beinge no'"'' devyded in to two parts cont' by estimacion 
in the wholl fowretine plowghe acres, and also a medowe 
thereunto adioyninge conteyninge by estimacion three acres, 
all w'^^ extende in lengthe & in bredthe betwixte a lane leadinge 
from Haseley mill towarde Haseley Greene, the said mill 
poole, the streyme runninge toward the said mill poole, a 
medowe called the Lords medowe, a Close no"^ in the tenure of 
one Mathewe Weyle, one other Close no"^ in the tenure of one 
Mathewe Weyle, one other Close no''' in the tenure of one 
William parks on every part or syde. 

Item one other Close parcell of the sayd Gleebe called the 
Squareclose conteyninge by estimacion fyve plowghe acres, & 
extendethe in lengthe & in bredthe betwene a close no"^ in the 
tenure of one Henry Holliocke lyinge on the Sowthe syde, a 
Close called Cautells yarde no''' in the tenure of one Mathewe 
palmer lyinge on the North syde, one other Close of the 
sayd Mathewe palmer lyinge on the este syde, and the lane 
leadinge from Haseley Mill towarde Haseley Greene on the 
weste syde. 

Item one other close parcell of the sayde Gleebe, w=^ I the par- 
son of Haseley doe call the woodfyelde, havinge a litle medowe 
at the lowo"" ende thereof, the Close conteynethe by estimacion 
three plowghe acres, and the said medowe conteynethe by 
estimacion half an acre, and extende in lengthe & in bredthe 
betwene the said lane leadinge from Haseley mill toward 
Haseley greene, A Close no'" in the tenure of one John Hughes, 
a Coppice (wood) called Haseley Close, a Close and barne of 
one mathew palmer one every parte or syde. 

The sayd lande, closes & medowe grownde will keepe winter 
and Sommer by estimacion fyve kyne, one horse & twentye 
sheepe, and the Incumbente may yerely sowe eighte plowghe 
acres vid' fowre w*^ winter Corne, and fowre w'^ otes. 

M'^. there is certeine lands lyinge in the three commen fyelds 
of Hatton & no'" in the tenure of one Roberte Ebburrall 
called the ferley grounde, the tythe or x*^' thereof belonggethe 
to the parsonage of Haseley. 

Item there hathe bin & is payde to the parsone there the x''^^ 
or tythes of corne, hey & wood growinge w^in] the sayd 


parrishe of Haseley and all other customable tythes, excepte 
milke for w"=^ the parrishono" doe yerely paye one penny for 
every Cow.^ 

John Hues 

mathew paulmer 


Richard Wyllyam Henrye Wyllyam 

Waddan parkes Holyhock byrde 

by me John 
detherych parson of hasely^ W 

Wyllyam John »^ 

Sanders weyll 

Haseley The aunswere of John Detheriche parsone 
of Haseley to the articles proponed to the 
Clergye only by the reverende father in god, 
Edmunde Lord Byshop of Wo'cestere in 
his firste visitacion a° domini 1585. 

Inprimis to the firste article we have in o"" Churche a faier byble 
of the greate volume versefyed but whether it be suche a byble 
as is specifyed in the said article or no, I knowe not. 

Item to the seconde article I aunswere my patrone was M'" 
Clemente Throkm^'ton decessed and I thinke either his wyef 
M""'^ Katherine Throkm'"ton (widdow) or his sonne & heire 
M*" Job Throkm''ton, or bothe, be no'' the patrones of this 
benefice. I have one parsonage & no more the particular 
whereof is abovewritten. I have taken no degree in Schooles, 
A preacho"" lycensed I am not, but in myne owne Cure & 
not elsewhere I doe accordinge to my function and the poore 
talente that god hathe given me.^ 

Item to the {4} 3 4 & 5*^ article I can make no certeine & 

^ The living was worth j/^20 in 1586 according to the Puritans (Savage and 
Fripp, p. 8). 

2 John Detheriche (see Savage and Fripp, p. 8) was presented to the rectory 
on 26 June i 570 (Wore. Dioc. Reg., Presentation Deeds, ist ser., no. 628) and 
remained rector until his death in 1594 (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 32, f. 64^). 

3 The Puritans in 1586 described Deterich as 'no precher, nor learned, yet 
honest & zealous, & sometime expounding to his flocke according to his talent' 
(Savage and Fripp, p. 8). 


directe aunswere, for that I knowe not any suche thinge or 
matter as is therein mencioned. 

by me John Detherych 
parson of Haselye. 

[Endorsed] [a. In a contemporary hand] decanatus warrwici 

\F\ Warwickshire Summer Assizes 1783 

ag*^ Read 

Davie Clk R. Long 

[c] In the Exchequer^ 

Between — William Thomas Hadow Clerk — Complainant 

Joseph Barnett (since deceased), William 
Bellamy, Thomas Morris the younger, Thomas 
Elliott, Henry Grove, Robert Hawkes, 
William Taylor, Martha Barnett and 
Abraham Murcott — Defendants. 

24 October 1833 

On the execution of a Commission for the examination of 
Witnesses in this Cause the within parchment writing was 
produced and shewn to Henry Clifton a Witness sworn and 
examined and by him deposed unto at the time of his 
examination on the Complainant's behalf 

Before us Rob. Poole 

John E. Sparrowe. 
In the Exchequer 

Between William Thomas Hadow Clerk — Complainant 

Edward Arnold since deceased, Thomas Tranter 
Thomas Bray, William Heath, John Jones, Joseph 
Wheeler, William Morris, William Elkin and 
John Arnold — Defendants. 

24 October 1833 

On the execution of a Commission for the examination 
of Witnesses in this Cause the further Parchment writing 

' W. T. Hadow, rector of Haseley, was suing these parishioners for tithes; the 
depositions of the witnesses examined by a commission are preserved in the 
P.R.O. (Exchequer Depositions, 4 William IV, Mich. 3). The terrier was 
evidently also exhibited at the Assizes in 1783, but no records of this case appear 
to have survived. 


was produced and shewn to Henry Clifton a Witness sworn 
and examined and by him deposed unto at the time of his 
examination on the Complainants behalf. 

Before us 

Rob. Poole 

John E. Sparrowe 

[D.R.o. N^ A true note & terrier of all the Glebe, landes, 
7^/"] meadowes, Gardens, Orchardes, houses, Stockes, 

implementes & other commodities belonginge 
to the parsonage of Haselye {as} taken accord- 
inge to the Ixxxvij*^ Canon bye the veiwe of 
the honest inhabitantes the minister beinge also 
p^'sent. Aprill xxj^^ 1617. 

Imprimis A dwelling house contayning foure bayes of build- 

Item tow barnes contayning three bayes a peece that is in all 

six bayes of buildinge. 
Item a cowhouse contayninge one baye. 
Item a stable contayninge one baye. 
Item a garden & orchyarde & a home close contayninge by 

estimation foure acrees of grounde. 
Item a close called the broome feeldes being of four parcels 

lying from the Church lane to drapers feeld contayning 

by estimation sixteene acrees of grounde. 
Item a meadowe lying at the north end of the aforesayd close 

contayning by estimation tow acrees of gronde. 
Item a Close called the mill feeld lying by the mill lane con- 
tayning by estimacion six acrees of grounde. 
Item a close called the hill close or hye feeld adioyneing to the 

foresayd close contayning by estimacion eight acrees of 

Item a meadowe lying on the South endes of the two afore- 

sayde Closes alonge by the brooke contayning by estimacion 

five acrecb of gronde. 
Item a close called the square close {lying} contayning bye 

estimacion five acrees of gronde. 
Item a close lyinge along by Goodman Palmeres barne & soe 

shootinge towardes Haselye close contayneing by esti- 
macion three acrees of ground. 

^ See p. ro2, n. i, above. 


Item tithes throughout the parrish {accor} in their kindes 

now payde as heretofore (to) our knowledg hath beene 

Item the tithe in kinde of a parcell of grounde lying and being 

in the feeldes of Hatton commonlye called & knowen bye 

the name of Ferlye grounde. 

Samuel Watson rect'^ 
Nicholes Rawbon 
X Alexand"" Byrdes marke 
Richard Clark X Richard Rice his mark 

Thomas Smith 



p, L Laurence Eberall his marke X 

1 Nicolas Woodams marke X 

wardens v t u ^x- r ^ 1 

A John V\ arerordes marke 

X William Blackwell his marke 

X William Rawbone his marke 

O^ A True Note or Terraire of all the Glebe- [d.r.o. 
Lands with the Tythes &c belonging to the ^ 
Parsonage of Haseley, written y^ 14 day of 
October Anno Domini 17 14 

Imprimis, A Dwelling House containing four Bays of Building, 
besides a little piece of Building used for a Dairy-House. A 
Barn containing three Bays & a Stable adjoyning of one Bay. 
A Hovel or open Barn containing two Bays with a Gate-House 
or Thorowfare. One Leanto adjoining to the Barn and two 
Leanto's to the Hovel. A Yard betwixt the House and Barn. 
An upper foddering Yard. A Garden & Orchard both en- 
larged from what they were anciently. A Mote belonging to 
the said Glebe on the East Side & South-End of that part of 
the Orchard which was the old Orchard. And a Pit or Pool 
called the New Pool at the South End of the other part, or new 
Orchard, with a Bank of the said Glebe betwixt the said Pit or 
Pool and a Close called Alston Dames, upon which Bank there 
is growing an Ash-Tree on the North Side of it, and an old 

' Samuel Watson was instituted to the rectory in August 1605 (Lambeth: 
Bancroft's Register, f. 188'^). He was still rector in 1639 (Bp.'s transcripts of 
parish registers in the Wore. Dioc. Reg.), but it is not known how or when his 
incumbency ended. 

^ This terrier has the same endorsements of exhibit in suits of 1783 and 1833 
as that of 1 5 8 5 . 

2 See p. 102, n. i, above. 


Doddrel' Oak on the South Side opposite to one another. 
Item a Close called the Home-Close containing by Estimacion 
three Acres & an half. Item three Closes called the Broom- 
Fields lying from the Church Lane to Drapers Field containing 
by Estimacion fifteen Acres. Item a Meadow thereunto ad- 
joyning containing by Estimation Three Acres. Item a Close 
called the Mill-Field with the Marl-Pits thereunto belonging 
within and without the said Close containing by Estimacion Six 
Acres. Item another Close thereto adjoyning called the Hill Close 
containing by Estimation Eight Acres. Item a Meadow lying 
on the South End of the Said Closes with a Parcel of Ground 
called the Alders containing by Estimation Seven Acres. Item 
a Close called the Square Close containing Five Acres. Item 
a Close lying along, formerly by Good-Man Palmers, now M"" 
Thomas Bree's Barn and Shooting down towards Haseley 
Close, containing by Estimacion three Acres and an half. 
All which said Glebe Lands and Premises have been for 
several Years last past, assessed in Parish Levies and for the 
King's and Queen's Taxes after the Rate of Twenty Eight 
Pounds per Annum Pound Rent. 

The Names of such Persons as pay Rate Tythes to 
the Parson of Haseley, with the Sums belonging 
to each are as follows viz. 


Pale Feild and Hay meadow 
M" Lucy Throckmortons 
land in y^ Tenure of Bej. 
Dadley oo 09 04 Benj. Dudley^ 

Thomas Bree for one Free- 
Holt in his own Occupation 02 09 00 

And another Free-Holt that 

He hath lett to Will"" Cookes 01 10 00 

Samuel Cope for Leans lying 

in Haseley 00 02 00 

William Wootton for Edward 

Clopton's Land Esq"" lying in 

the Parish of Haseley 01 10 00 Isaac Rowley 

^ A dialect form of 'doddered', i.e. having lost the top or branches through 
age or decay, an epithet applied especially to oaks {Oxford English 

2 This and the following names are signatures. 


John Sanders for Fulward l s d 
Ryley's Land in Haseley oo 09 00 

John Titmouse for M" Lucy 
Throckmorton's Land in the 
Parish of Haseley 00 09 06 

John Phihps for S"" Christo- 
pher Wren's' Land in the 
Parish of Haseley 00 03 00 

James Williams for Neelers 
Land in the Parish of Haseley 00 01 00 
John Cheney's Land lett to 
Francis Keen 00 14 00 

John Hope for M" Lucy 
Throckmorton's Land in the 
Parish of Haseley 00 02 00 

John Whitehead for M" Lucy 
Throckmorton's Land 00 01 00 

William Haiden for M^^ Lucy 
Throckmorton's Land 00 01 00 

John Cotterill for M" Lucy 
Throckmorton's Land 00 12 06 

And for M"" Cope's Land 00 05 00 

Edward Twist for M''^ 
Throckmorton's Land 02 11 06 

William Cookes for M""^ 
Throckmorton's Land 
Thomas Wright for Robert 
Man's Land 


02 08 04 
00 09 00 

John Blick for M'' Prescoat's 


Samuel Greashold 

John Reading for M"^ Lucy 

Throckmorton's Land 

William Williams for M""^ 

Throckmorton's Land 

William Williams for Robert 

Whiteridge's Land 

Robert Hodgkins for Scot's 


00 18 00 
00 06 06 

00 09 00 

01 00 04 
00 10 00 

00 05 00 

John Blick 

John Cotterill 

Edward Twist 

William Cookes 

Thomas Wrigt 
Church Wardens 

John Reading 
James White 

' The famous architect who bought the adjacent manor of Wroxall in 1713 
{F.C.H. Warzvicks.m. 217). 














1 1 









Richard Harris for M" Lucy 
Throckmorton's Land 

John Lewis for Wroxal Town- 

James White for M" Throck- 
morton's and Mr. Clopton's 

John Molesworth for M'" 
Clopton's Land 
Samuel Wintor for M'" San- 
derses Land 

Dauid Bufry for M"" Sanderses 

Twelve Acres of Woodland of M''^ Throckmorton's occupied 
by William Cookes and Edward Twist are payable Tythe in 
kind, as also all the Woods in the Parish of Haseley.^ 



[D.R.O. vpon the curates A Perfect Collection & true 
^^'^^^ othe. demonstration of all parcelles 

Hasler and perticuler profittes tythes 
Rect. Impropriation dutyes & other appertenances 

now in vse & belonginge to the 
Rectorie of Hasler, 3 taken the 
xix*^ day of October An° dominj 
1585 as hit was inioyned vs in 
the first visitation of the R. 
father in god Edmund L. Bishop 
of Worcester An° dominj 1585. 

Howse & Edifices 

The Mansion howse Commonly called the personage & the 

^ This terrier appears to be in the same hand as that for Hatton of 17 14, so 
presumably the rector, John Clark, who was also curate of Hatton, wrote it 
although he did not sign it (see below, p. 113, n. 2). 

2 Endorsed in the same way as the terriers of 1 5 8 5 and 1 6 1 7, see pp. 105, 1 07 

3 This is the only terrier of 1 5 8 5 where the bishop's articles were interpreted as 
requiring a terrier of the impropriated rectory. The owner of the rectory at this 
date was Thomas Throckmorton of Coughton {F.C.H. Warwicks, iii. 115). 

HASELOR 1 1 1 

Edefices thereto belonginge all beinge annexed together con- 
teyneth eight beyes, & one barne six {on} bayes, one backe 
side, one close in seuerall called the hedge close. There is 
belonginge to the saide Rectori by estimation vj acres of 
medowe grounde and xxviij acres of errable lande. Allso there 
is belonginge to the saide Rectori the kepinge of xxiiij heade 
of beasts & horses and the feeding of fowre score sheepe, and 
all manner of tithes as corne and hay thereto belonginge to the 
valewe of fowre score poundes yearely.^ 

Houses and Edefices belonginge to the Vicarigg. 
The Mansion commonly called the vicarigg house conteyninge 
five bayes, and one back side w"" a litle close conteyning by 
estimation halfe ane acre. And allso there is payde to the saide 
vicare for seruinge the cure by the handes of M'" Thomas 
Throkm'^ton esquire vj^' xiij^ iiij'^^ q^j- ^f ^.j^g ^ch jg deducted 
to her maiesty xiij^ iiij"^ for the tenthes thereof, 
per me Robertum Curr' ibidem^ 

Thomas Lane sign' 

William Petford sign' 

Henry Hemminge sign' 

& Thomas Hemminge sign' 

^ The rectory was leased from the College of St. Mary's, Warwick, for £2 1 
per annum in 1535 {Valor Ecclesiasticus, Record Commission ed., 1817, iii. 83). 

^ This stipend, £6. 1 3/. \d., was the same as that paid to the vicar in 1535 
(ibid., p. 92). 

3 This Robert, the curate, was probably Robert Spencer, vicar of Billesley from 
1574 until his death in 1619 (Dugdale, ii. 719). He is described as incumbent 
of Billesley and Haselor by the Puritans in 1 586 (Savage and Fripp, p. 6). There 
exists, however, a licence to one Robert Fawxe to serve the cure of Haselor, 
dated 18 December 1582 (Wore. Dioc. Reg., Presentation Deeds, ist ser., no. 
890). The vicarage was probably vacant on account of thesmallness of the stipend; 
no institutions are recorded between 1 576 and 9 June 1609 when the crown pre- 
sented by lapse (Dugdale, ii. 841). On 6 June 1582 the profits of the vicarage 
were sequestered during the absence of the vicar {Worcester Wills and Adminis- 
trations, ed. E. A. Fry, i. 1901, 49, Index Library, vol. xxxi). 


[D.R.o. Haselar V. 

A True Terrier or Demonstration of the whole 

Endowment of the Vicarage of Haselar in the 

County of Warwick and Diocese of Worcester 

with the Appurtenances to the same belonging 

taken the thirteenth day of October Anno Dom. 


Imprimis The Vicarage house with a litde garden and dose 
adjoyning known by the name of the vicarage close, 
the whole containing by esteemation an Acre and an 
half of ground or thereabouts. 

Item The Church yard. 

Item A Pension of twenty Nobles per Annum payd out 

of a portion of tythes now in the tenure of Thomas 
Clempson or his demise which sayd tythes arise out 
of an Estate of Thomas Chambers Esq'" lying in 
Upton in the said Parish & now in the tenure or 
occupation of Brace Sale.^ There is also a Noble per 
Annum payd by the s*^ Thomas Clempson out of the 
s"^ portion of tythes toward finding Sacrament Bread 
& Wine. 

Item All Churching, Marriage and Burial Fees and no 

other as now appears. Witness hereto 

Roger Hughes Minister ibid.^ 
Thomas Clemson 
Robert field 
Brace Sale Church- 
Henery Mander. 

* A noble is 6s. %d. ; this is evidently the same payment as was referred to in 
1585, and the vicarage had still not been augmented. The descent of the rectorial 
tithe out of which the vicar's stipend was paid is obscure; in 1767 it was divided 
between eleven persons {F.C.H. Warwicks. iii. 115). 

2 Vicar of Aston Cantlow, 1705-16, see p. 20, n. i, above. After 1640 no 
presentations were made to the vicarage on account of its poverty, and in 1730 it 
was served once a fortnight by a neighbouring clergyman (Dugdale, ii. 841). 




Hatton. A True Note or Terraire of the Glebe Land [dro. 
belonging to the Parish Church of Hatton ''^'^''^ 
in the Diocese of Worcester. 

There is belonging to our Parish Church a certain Parcel of 
Meadow Ground lying and being in a Meadow, in the Hamlet 
of Shrowley, in this Parish, commonly called Broad Meadow, 
called the Vicar's Dole, lying betwixt certain Lands in the 
Tenure of William Cookes on the East, and other Lands in the 
Tenure of Richard Williams on the West, the said Dole being 
in Quantity about Three Quarters of an Acre of Ground. 

For further Maintenance of the Minister or Curate reserved, 
besides Marriage and Burial Duties, and Women's Offerings 
for Thanksgivings after Child-birth, and the Grass of the 
Church-Yard, We cannot upon certain Knowledge particularly 
affirm any thing, only That for the Space or Term of Twenty 
Years and upwards last past, the Curate hath had paid him 
yearly by the Impropriator of the Rectory the Sum of Six 
Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four Pence and no more.^ 

Jo. Clark Minister^ 

Robet Neale 

Ben. Meacock Richard Haruey 

Tho: Shakespere 

' The impropriation had been held by the Throckmortons of Haseley from at 
least 1574 until 1703 {V.C.H. Warwicks.m. 119). In 1714 the churchwarden 
presented: 'We have Catechizing & Expounding & Service Once every month' 
(Wore. Dioc. Reg., Churchwardens' Presentments, Box no. 162); this in- 
frequency was doubtless due to the inadequate endowment of the living. 

^ John Clark, M.A. (probably the son of Thomas, of Wroxall, yeoman, see 
Venn), was serving the curacy by 1705 (Churchwardens' Presentments, Box no. 
162); he was rector of Haseley from 31 December 1695 until his death in 17 16 
(Dugdale, ii. 655). 




[D.R.o. Honington supra An Answer to certen Articles de- 
^'''^^^ stower posed vppon y^ oathes of y^ clarge 

in y^ first visitation of y^ Reuerend 
Father in god Edmund L. Bisshopp 
of whigor' An° domini 1585. 

1 . Vnderstand ye y* we haue in our parishe church the Bible of 
y^ last translation Authorized by y^ Sinod of Bisshopps of y^ 
largest and gretest volume. 

2. Item m"" Robert Gybbes is y* patron of our Benifice; two 
yeard' of arrable land doth belounge to our vie*. M"" Ric' 
Gybbes^ doth occupie y^ same by a yearly composition ; our 
vie' is an Oxford man but of no degres of scholes,^ he is not 
licensed to prech but he doth preach (or rather) expound in 
our owne cure. 

3. Item toy^3&4(&5) Articles we can say nothinge. 

Per me Johannem Hainsum Honingtoniae vicarium'^ 

[Endorsed:'] dd thes^ 

[D.R.o. vpon the vicars othe. Honingeton 


There doth belounge to the vicaredge of honington of arable 

land 40: 6 Akers, of medow grounde by commen estemation 
9 Ackers, on litle close Hinge from y^ towne westward, 60 
sheepe and 6 besse pastuer, one barne wher vnto is adioyned 
a stable w**" two other little houeles, all priuie tithinges, w*'' no 
other tithes and p'"eueleges but the tithe heye, and by a com- 
position made betwixt m'' Richerd Gybbes and the towne when 
ther was no vie' resident ther^ vpon the gate and pasture of 

^ Yardlands. 

2 Robert Gibbs was the owner of the manor; Richard Gibbs was probably his 
grandson (Fisitation of Warwickshire, i6ig, p. 213). 

3 Haines probably never matriculated; Foster records no Oxford man of this 
period with whom he can be identified. 

■♦ John Haines was instituted to the vicarage on 26 October 1584 (Dugdale, 
i. 605); it is not known how or when he ended his incumbency, but Thomas 
Colley was vicar by 1 1 April 1593, when his son was baptised (J. H. Bloom 
quoting the parish register, B'ham Ref Libr. MS. 198614, p. 187). 

5 The rest of the endorsement has been torn off. It was presumably a direction 
to deliver the document to the registrar. 

^ In November 1 561 and September 1 563 the vicarage was returned as vacant 
(Cambridge: MS. Corpus Christi College 97, f. 131^; B.M. Harleian MS. 595, 


twentie shipe and 2 besse,i w'^^ thinge I suppose must be cauled 
into question &c. 

by vs Jhon Haynes vie' Robe^'t Curtis 

Robert Fowler church- Christopher 

Ric' hichines wardens Beuington 

Honington [d r o 

in Com' Warr'. ^-/^o] 

A Terrier of the twoo yardes of glebe land be- 
longinge to the vicarage of Honington aforesaid, 
Taken the 12. day of february Anno Domini 1616 
in the 14**" of the Raigne of o"" soueraigne lord, 
James, by the grace of god king of England France 
& Ireland, & of Scotland the fiftieth Defendor of the 
faith etc. 

In the wheat quarter 

Imprimis one acre butting vpon Cott-brooke. 

Item one acre bounded w'*" Sid-brooke. 

Item one acre over meere-Copp. 

Item one acre shooting into mad-brooke. 

Item one acre vpon ridge-way- hades. 

Item twoo acres in smeere-furlonge and one single Butt. 

Item one acre shooting into Bradmoore. 

Item one acre shooting into med-landes. 

In the Barly quarter 
Imprimis twoo acres in Newbridge. 
Item a single land in long-yarden. 
Item one acre att how-slade, lyeng vtmost. 
Item one acre butting toward sid-brooke. 

f. 212), and no further institution is recorded until William Thornhill was 
presented by the Crown by lapse in 1578 (see p. 98, n. i, above); he may not 
have been resident. 

' The meaning of this statement is not clear. Perhaps Gibbs, who owned the 
rectorial tithe, had made an agreement with the parishioners which altered both 
the division of tithe between rector and vicar and also their respective pasture 
rights; it is unusual for a vicarage to be endowed with tithe hay and to lack tithe 
wool and lamb (see p. 1 17 below). The composition for the tithes of the demesne 
(ibid.) may also have been made at this time. 


Item one acre vnder downe-furzen. 

Item one acre by watcomb. 

Item a single land vtmost att waight hill. 

Item twoo acres in middle-way furlonge. 

Item one acre att Bow-back. 

Item one acre att the Greene, going over middle-way. 

In the pease quarter 

Imprimis twoo acres & a single land beyond lench. 

Item one acre att the foure-leyes. 

Item one acre vnder Blyndewell. 

Item one acre att stockwell, one acre vpon nytings hill, & one 
acre att the grove-hades. 

Item one acre (att) the grove-end, one acre vnder hangings, & 
one acre over Idlecott way. 

Item one acre att Pillarton path. 

Item one acre att halford-brooke. 

In the fallowes 

Imprimis one acre att Stantiall peece, twoo acres in the garden 
place, & three landes in mose-landes. 

Item an hadland by the sheepe-pens, three landes in the moore, 
& one acre vnder Rowden. 

Item three acres & a single land in Sich 

Ley-ground. Imprimis 

an acre of leyes in newbridg; an acre vnder downe-furzen; 
& twoo acres vpon stockwell. 

Item one acre of leyes att Ryland-yate, one acre vpon lamb- 
sladd & one acre in freemans furzen. 

Item one acre of leyes att Caudle-well. 

Item an acre of hades att halford brooke, and another acre of 
hades att grove-hades. 

(Item fouer acres of meddow ground in the towne meddow.) 


Imprimis the dwellinge house & kitchin consisting of foure 
bayes; a day-house being a cutt-end, a Barne conteyning five 
bayes, and all these houses & out houses are (att this tyme) in 
good repayre. 


There is also a Back-side, extending to the stower; & a little 
Close belonging to the Vicarage, scituatt in the parke. 

Thomas Brownent then Vicar of honington.' 

Robert X Bachiler 

Thomas X Merriell Churchwardens. 

John West 

Robert R Curtess. 

[Endorsed:'] Honington Terror Ex'^^'^ 13 Feb. 1616. 

Honin^ton. i6'2t: tD-,^?- 

o JJ 72/61] 

A Terrier of the glebe-landes, belonginge to the 
vicarage there. 

Imprimis the vicarage house, barne & outhouses, a garden & 
backside conteyninge half an acre of grounde or thereaboutes. 
Item twoo yardes of gleabe-lande, of earable, meadowe, & 
pasture, lienge dispersedly in the Common-fields of Honington 
w'''' haue beene sett for the Rent of Twelue poundes per annum 
and are now wholly in the possession & disposition of the 
p^'sent vicar; and are thus knowne by the number of Acres, 
& places where they lye, namely in the wheate quarter eight 
Acres & twoo single ridges: in the barly quarter Eleauen 
Acres, and a single Ridge: in the pulse quarter, ten Acres & 
twoo single ridges: in the fallowes twelue Acres & a single 
ridge: and in the Hill & Heath eight acres of leyes & An acre 
of hades. 

Item, tith-hay, easter-booke, & all small-tithes of the towne 
(except wooll 8z; lambe) worth eight poundes per annum are 
now paid to the vicar & also an hundred-shillinges per annum 
by S"" Henry Gibs (patron of the vicarage) for the tith of his 
demeasnes; and a litle Close, on the west side of Jeffrey 
Beavington his barne & orchard, worth five shillings sixpence 
a yeare is now in the vicars disposinge. But there is a strype of 
grounde, taken out of the churchyard worth about viij"^ per 
annum, w''^ in times past, about 30 yeares agoe, did lye open 
to the Church-yard but is now in the possession of S"" Henry 

^ Thomas Brownent (see Foster for one of this name who graduated in 1595 
and with whom he is perhaps to be identified) was instituted to the vicarage on 
23 January 1607/8 and remained vicar until his death in 1643 (Dugdale, i. 605). 


Item, an Acre of Leyes att Caldwell, in y® vicars hand. 

made y^ 26 September 
Anno domini 1635. 

Thomas Brownent vie. ibidem.' 

William X london 

W"* X Neale Churchwardens 

^sidemen |R Richard Beavington 
\ Richard Brandis 
Chrystopher Harries 
pernos^ William W Curtis 

Rob*^ R Beavington 
William X dirrand 

[D.R.O. Honington. 1635 

A Terrier of the land called the Churchland w""^ 
sometimes belonged to the Church. 

Imprimis in the wheate quarter. 

there is a parcell of church-land of sixteene Ridges together 
abuttinge on Beane hill south, & on Gate-meale-hades north. 

Item in the barly quarter. 

Twoo & Twenty ridges of churchland togeather, abuttinge 
on Nollands-hedge south, & New-bridge furlonge North. 

Item in the pulse-quarter. 

Fifteene ridges of Churchland together abuttinge on Idli- 
cote-fielde east; and towardes halford brooke west. 
Item in the fallowes. 

Twoo and Twenty ridges of Church-land togeather abuttinge 
on the Chappell-way2 south and towards y^ foure-leyes North. 
Item a fether & a meere shootinge on Caldwell leyes west, 
& another fether by Caldwell : all which haue beene sett for the 
rent of forty shillings, per annum for the reparacion & vse of 
the Church, but are now taken from it,^ & haue so beene taken 
away for the space of fortie yeares last past, & are now in the 
possession of S"" Henry Gibs. 

' See p, 117, n. r, above. 

2 The chapel of St. Denis in the hamlet of Broadmoor, see F.C.H. 
Warwicks. v. 94. 

3 This land appears never to have been recovered for the church. I am in- 
debted to the Rev. J. E. V. Bode, vicar of Honington, for the information that the 
church now owns no land. 

per nos" 


Item Three Ridges more called bel-rope lands shootine into 
Idlicot-field east, & moselands west, now in the possession of 
Richard Deane, by from or vnder S"" Henry Gibs, worth 6^ S'^ 
per annum. 

made y^ 26 September 

Anno Domini 1635. 

Item a litle fether at foure leyes, a litle strype of ground at 
Nollands-hedge; one hadland in the Croftes, & a fether there, 
shooting into y^ Sandpits vsually Rented at five shillings per 
annum to the vse of the Church, but are now taken away, 
when the premises were. 

Thomas Brownent vie. ibid. 

I William X london 

(W'" X Neale Churchwardens 

sidemen (R y« marke of Richard Beavington 
(Richard Brandis 

William X dirrand 
Chrystopher Harries 
William W Curtis 
Robert R Beavington 

A Terrier of y^ Glebe Land & Proffitts of y^ ^^^.o. 
Vicarage of Honnington in y^ County of Warwick 
Sept" 29*^1715.1 

Two Yard Land in Honnington field tithe free now Rented by 
Nicholas Webb (at two & twenty pounds A year) containing 
85 Lands in y^ 4 Quarters of y^ field — That is to say. 

Two Lands in Oatmeal furlong, 3 up Bow-back, 7 shoots up 
Middle Way, 8 shoot down into Churchway. 

One Land in Mills Hedg, 3 in Gold Pits, 3 shoot in Meadow 
way, 4 in snickle pit, i in Longborough, 2 under Broad sitch, 
2 in Shilf, 4 shoot down into sitch. 

Eight Lands in Hangings, 3 above Cawdle Well, i in y^ 
little furlong, 4 in Lower Starlings, 2 shoot in Idlicott High- 
way, I in Sty Way, i shoots in Idlicot field, i in y^ Gogg 

Two att Hawford Brook, 3 in Stanchell piece, 2 shoot in 
Wagthorn Hedg, 4 in y*" Moor furlong, 3 in Mauslins, 3 in 

^ Although this description of the glebe is in a very different form from that 
of 16 1 7, the quarters mentioned in 1617 can be recognized in the following 
order (corresponding to the paragraphs) ; barley, wheat, pease, fallows. 


Lower Rowden, 2 in Middle Rowden, 2 shoot into White- 
lands, 3 in y® Garden place. 
In all 85 Lands. 

Green soft Lays — 7 Lays in y* Heath, 2 in Freemans furze, 2 
in Boscom sitch, 2 A top of sitch, 6 upon y^ little Hill, i Att 
Cawdle well, 2 upon Grove Hairds. 
In all 22 Lays. 

There belong to these 2 Yard Land, 7 Cows Commons, 50 
yews & Lambs Commons. 

A Vicarage house (Barn) & Orchard containing about An 
Acre of Land. 

A little piece of ground behind JeofFey Bevingtons of w'^^ no 
proffitt is made. 

S"" Harry Parker pays to y^ Vicar 5^ p"" Annum for Privy tithes 
of his Estate in this parish. 

The Rest of y^ Parish pay to y® Vicar in all for Privy tithes 
yearly 2^- 17^-06*^' 

Rich^ Bland^ — Vicar 

[On the dorse {\ John Hall Church- 

Richard Lowe Wardens. 

John Webb Tenant. 

^ This seems a very small sum as the small tithes were valued at ;^8 in 1635 
(p. 117 above). 

* Richard Bland, M.A. (see Venn), was instituted to the vicarage on 30 July 
1702 and remained vicar until he died on 26 January 1718/19 (Dugdale, i. 



A tru[e n]ote and terrier^ of all the Glebes, [d.r.o. 
Lands, Houses, Tenaments, portions of Tithes, ^^^^'^^ 
pensions of money, Cl[oses], Gardens, Orcharde, 
belonginge vnto the Rectorie of Ilmington and 
in the possession, and [ocjcupation of Augustin 
Walker^ Rector of the saide Parsonedge of 
Ilmington, or of the farmers or Tenants of him the 
said Augustine taken the first of Aprill in the 
yeare of our lord god one thousande six hundred 
and seauentetith^, by the viewe of honest men 
accordinge to the true meaninge of the constitut' 
in that case prouided. 

Imprimis a faire parsonedge house w*'' barnes and stables and 
other necessarie houses for the inhabitants. 

Item two small Gardens and one Orchard one the East side, houses, 

Item one Close, and a Doue house'^ one the South side. tenaments, 


Item one Close called the vikeridge Close w*^^ two small gardens, 
tenament newely erected adioyninge to the Church yearde. orcharde 

Item two tenaments w**" a Close and Garden in the tenure of 
Richarde Greene, and Thomas Sammon, next vnto the Streate 
at the ende of the parson(e)dge Doue house Close. ^ 

Item out of Compton groundes a pension of tenn poundes paid Pension of 


' A terrier taken 5 July 17 14 (D.R.O. 72/65) is a copy of the above signed by portions of 
Abraham Swanne, rector; John Hurlston and John Good, churchwardens; -I- ithes 
William Coldycott and John Bradly, overseers of the poor; William Rose, 
Samuel Smith, John Green, Wilham Boulton, Richard Sansom, and William 
Harbridge. Michael Wells makes a mark. In this terrier all tenements and holdings 
mentioned are said to be 'formerly' in the tenure of the occupants named below, 
and to descriptions such as 'Will Roses' hadland' is added in 17 14 'formerly so 

^ Augustine Walker, M.A. (see Foster), was instituted to the rectory on 22 
November 1586 (Dugdale, i. 630) and remained rector until he died in November 
163 1 (J. H. Bloom, quoting the parish register, Birmingham Ref. Libr. MS. 
195938, p. 219). 

3 This must be 1607, not 1670. 

■♦ The dovehouse is omitted in 17 14. 

5 Parsonage house close, 17 14. 


by the yeare in consideration of the Tithes of the saide 

Item out of Foxcote and Larke Stooke^ all manner of Tithes are 
due in kinde to the Rectorie of Ilmington. 

Imprimis two buts lyinge next to woode way. 

Item one aker of Lande lyinge in woode way furlonge. 

. Item one other aker of Lande shootinge into Roses hadelande 
neare vnto mill way. 

Item one hadelande shootinge vppon the ende of Will Roses 

Item one other hadeland haddinge weetlande^ furlonge. 

Item one aker in weetlande furlonge. 

Erable Item two Other akers in weetlande. 

Lande j^-^jj^ ^^q landes shootinge into fiue aker moore. 
lyinee in 
Ridge way Item one bute shootinge into weetlande and into William 

feilde Smithes hadelande. 

Item one aker out of the quartare neare vnto the end of Richard 
Neales hadelande. 

Item one broade lande shootinge into cheese hedge. 
Item one lande shootinge into Will. Winstons hadelande. 
Item one aker in short staple. 
Item one lande in longe staple. 
Item one aker shootinge into March moore. 
All these landes afore named are marked w'^^ the Parsonedge 

Imprimis three lands in meere thorne furlonge. 
Item one lande shootinge into Shipson way. 
Item one aker of buts shootinge into middle meaddowe one the 
East side. 

Item one aker shootinge into Blackwell Lease. 
Erable lande Item one aker shootinge into middle meddowe one the West 

lyinge in side. 

Slade feilde. j^^^ ^^^ Other aker shootinge into middle meaddowe one the 
{West} East side. 

' John Rous in about 1480 described Compton Scorpion and a large part of 
Foxcote as depopulated by enclosure {Historia Regum Angliae, ed. T. Hearne, 
1716, p. 122). 

2 and alsoe out of Lark Stoake after the expiracion of a Lease, 17 14. 

3 Spelt variously Wet-, wett-, weett-, land, 17 14. 


Item one lande shootinge into rode meaddowe one the East 

Item one lande shootinge into Armescote feilde. 

Item one aker shootinge into rode meaddowe one the West 

Item one aker shootinge into balde hade l{o}(a>n(ge}d. 

Item one hade Lea at two Lease. 

Item one feather at crosse Lease. 

All these landes afore named are marked w*^ the Parsonedge 

Imprimis one lande shootinge into Blackewell Lease. 

Item two whole ridged akers shootinge into Blackwell Lease. 

Item one lande shootinge into Blackwell Lease. 

Item one lande shootinge into Shipson way. 

Item one lande shootinge into Henn Lease. 

Item one bute shootinge into Longdon way on the north side. 

Item one lande shootinge into Longdon way in the same fur- 

Item one other lande shootinge into Longdon way in the same 

Item one aker shootinge into Longdon way in the same fur- Ereable 
longe one the south side. lande in 

T^ 11-1 1 r 1 windemill 

Item one lande m brooke furlonge. l^m ^^^^^^^^^ 

Item one aker vppon the tope of littleton hill. 

Item one aker shootinge into Shipson way. 

Item one other aker shootinge into the widdowe Caldicotes 

Item one sidelonge alonge by Shipson way side. 

Item one Lea in shooe furlonge. 

Item one foresuter vp winde mill hill. 

Item one single lande in the middle furlonge. 

Item two Lease shootinge vppon the Elme. 

Item one Lea att cross Lease. 

All the lands afore named are marked w'^ the Parsonedge 

Imprimis one lande shootinge into Stratforde way, and Allins 

Item two lands in the same furlonge next to the church meere. 


Item one lande in the furlonge called deade side. 
Item one aker shootinge into Allins meaddowe. 
Item one lande shootinge into Lullockes hill. 

Item one aker in the same furlonge shootinge into Lullockes 

Item one lande in blacke pite furlonge next to March moore. 
Ereable Item one lande shootinge into Cocke Lease. 
lande in ij-gj^^ one lande shootinge into the meaddowe towardes the 
,11 , farther ende of the saide meaddowe. 

hill quartare 

Item one aker of broade buts shootinge into Whetton^ Lease. 
Item one lande in the same furlonge shootinge into Whetton^ 

Item one aker shootinge into Woode way. 
Item one lande in the same furlonge shootinge into woode 

Item one aker in the middle furlonge shootinge into the ende 
of Nicholas Archards whole ridged aker. 
Item one aker shootinge into the meaddowe next vnto Will. 
Towers lande one the west side. 

Item one feather shootinge into Will. Petties peece called eight 

All the lands afore named are marked w*^^ the Parsonedge 

Imprimis one Lea in^ Lullockes hill. 

Item one aker of Lease next vnto Richarde Edens (save on 
aker) one the west side. 

Item one other aker on Whetton(ton)^ next Nicholas Pettie one 
the East side. 

Item one Lea on Whetton(ton) betwixt John Lidsey, and 
widdowe Shrewsburie. 

Item one Lea at Whetton<ton) ende next vnto Nicholas Pettie. 
Item one path Lea shootinge towardes Winsore^ stile (geaven 
in exchandgc). 
Meaddowe Item one aker of Lease vppon Cocke Lease next to Nicholas 

and Lease in George. 

meaddowe j^^^ ^^^ ^j^^^. q£ ^^gaddowe prounde in the towne meaddowe, 

hill quartare , . . , , 01 

shootmge mto (two) bhares. 

I Whettington, 17 14. ^ att, 17 14. 

3 Winstons, 17 14. 


Item one single swath in the nether ende of the meaddowe. 

Item five swathes towardes the nether ende of the meaddowe 
next to Richarde Eden. 

Item one hade aker next vnto Nicholas Petties greate peece. 

Imprimis foure Lease shootinge into meaddowe forde. Lease one 

Item one whole ridged aker vppon the west hill ma(r)ked w*^' Pisceil' 

the Parsonedge bauke. 

Imprimis one aker of Lease shootinge into the morters pittes. 

Item one aker of Lease shootinge into Ratley well. 

Item one Lea neare vnto the brooke ioyninge vnto Bennets 

rurses. Lease on the 

Item one lea in Priscum. ^^^ 

Item one Lea next vnto a sidelinge ioyninge vnto Nicholas 
Petties close by the woode side. 

Item one aker of Lease vppon Nebsworth called parsons 

Item twelue Lease vppon the downes accordinge vnto the 
proportion and number that euerie yearde lande hath allotted 
to it. 

Item two Lease shootinge into Stookewall allotted in considera- 
tion of so much grounde inclosed in Foxscote neare vnto 

Imprimis one lande next vnto a lande of Nicholas George (in 
salt pits). 

Item one lande vp Longdon hill next vnto the lande appertain- 
inge vnto Smithes house. 

Item other partcels of lande and lease inclosed in the same Lands in 
Southfeilde vnknowne vnto vs in consideration of (which) Southfeilde 
two lands and of the saide lands vnknowne the Rector and ^'^^l^^ed for 
farmers haue in possession and occupation six ereable lands in rename 
Sladefeilde quartere at eight akers, one aker in Windmill hill lands in 
quartare in brooke furlonge, one aker at the farther ende of other places 
brooke furlonge shootinge into Littleton way, one halfe aker are allotted 
in the meaddowe shootinge into the Shoores, one aker of Lease 
in cocke Lease adioyninge to the meaddowe for w*"^ ten landes, 
halfe aker of meaddowe grounde and two Lease last mentioned, 
and the tithes out of Southfeilde beinge truly and iustly paide 
without fraude or guile the farmers of the rectorie^ haue beene 

' Lease on pishill, 17 14. 

^ the farmers of the Rectory heretofore 8c the present Rector, 17 14. 


contented to forbeare there lande and right of all manner of 
commons and depasturinge in the Southfeilde afore named. ^ 

Augustin Walker Richard Cannynge 

rector William Austen 

Richard colicate Richard Eden 


and churche X 

warden his { ^jmarke 
William colicate 

churchwarden his marcke WC. 


[Wore. Dioc. The Answere of Clement Lewes^ Clarcke Parson 

^*'no.^Tra] of Ipsley to the Articles sett downe to be enquired 

of in the first Visitacion of the Reuerend Father in 

god Lord Edmund Bushopp of Worcester Anno 

domini 1585. 

1 . To the first he answereth and saythe that in his parishe they 
haue a (sufficient) Bible {of the translacion as in the saide 
Ar'=^^ is [Pspecefied]} 

2. To the seconde he answereth and sayth that M"" Raffe 
Huband Esquier is Patron of his saide benefice, And 
touchinge his gliebe he answereth that there is belongeinge 
to his saide parsonage of Ipsley in gliebe as followethe^ 
Imprimis five acres of medowe grounde called the longe 
medowe w*^ other adioyninge to the same. 

Item fowre closes adioyninge togethers three in pasture, and 

one in tillage by estimacion xx^y acres. 

Item two other little closes the one called Cookes close lie- 

^ In 17 14 is added: Item One sidelong upon nether Littleton hill. 
Item one acre of Butts under Bruton hedge. 

2 A word has been deleted and cannot be read. 

3 Clement Lewes was instituted to the rectory on 22 February 1583/4; it is 
not known how he ended his incumbency, but another rector was instituted on 
13 August 1588 (Dugdale, ii. 739). 

^ 'A true certificate & perfect note of the gliebe land', witnessed 20 October 
1585 by the rector, and by Thomas Edmundes and Thomas Robertes, church- 
wardens, and Robert Lineden, parishioner (i i lb), contains the same description 
of the glebe as this document, nib concludes: 'All w^^ glebe liethe in one band 
savinge ij° httle closes thone called Cookes close the other close shuttinge vpp 
to y«= Church.' 


inge beyonde the hurste greene thother ioyninge to the highe 
waye shuttinge towardes the Churche & by estimacion both 
one acre. 

Item one mansion howse w^ a barne and other howses 
belongeinge thereunto contayninge xij bayes. 
Item one Orchard one garden and a foreyard belongeinge 
to the same: All which glebe land (exceptinge a Chamber 
{one John} which this Rn'^^"'' reserueth vnto hym self) one 
John Egioke gent' doth occupy and hath to Farme from 
yere to yere & no otherwise { ^} 

3. To the thirde he saithe that he can say nothinge. 

[P 4. To the fourth he ^^j^Jwereth negatiuely 

\? 5. To the fifth he answe^^rethe negatiuely. 

A Terrier of y^ Buildings, Glebe 6c all Tythes &[No. mc] 
Dues belonging to y^ Rectory of Ipsley in y^ 
County of Warwick & Diocese of Worcester 
taken y^ 27*^ day of September in y^ year of our 
Lord 1 71 4, & delivered into y^ Registry of y^ 
right Reverend Fath^ in God William Lord 
Bishop of Worcester, upon y'^ 15th day of October 
1714 by y^ order of y^ said Bishop. 

Imprimis y^ Parsonage house containing seven Bayes of build- 
ing: The Barn containing five Bayes w*^ a stable & Carthouse. 

Item y^ Churchyard, Orchard, Gardens & Homestall con- 
taining about three acres. 

Item six closes of Glebe, one called y^ Winyate field containing 
near ten acres: Another called y* Coppice Field containing 
about six acres: Another called y* Meat-close containing about 
five acres: Another close joyning to y^ homestall & to y^ Road 
^ch goes between Beoley & Studley containing about seven 
acres & a half. The mowing meddow containing about five 
acres: And another piece called y* Horse meddow containing 
about three acres : All w'='* parcels of glebe are contiguous : And 
are bounded on y^ East side by y* land of S"" John Huband 
Baronett now in y^ tenure & occupation of one George Hanson : 
On y^ North side by y* same S*" John Husbands land now in y* 
tenure & occupation of one Thomas Fearfox: On y* West side 

' About six words have been deleted and cannot be read. 
^ A corner of the MS. has been torn away. 


by an ancient Road y*^ goes between Beoley & Studley:^ And 
on y^ South side by another common Road y'' goes between 
Mapleborow green & Ipsley street. 

Great Tythes. 
All y® lands in Ipsley pay to y^ Rector y^ tythes of Corn & Hay 
in kind, except y^ Demesn lands. 

Privy Tythes & Dues. 
Due to y^ Rector of Ipsley for every Colt one shilling six pence: 
For every Lamb three pence & for every Sheep a penny in 
lieu of wool, for every cow & calf eight pence: And for all land 
y*^ is depastured either w**" barren or any other unprofitable 
cattle to y^ Rector two shillings in y^ pound Herbage. All other 
privy tythes are paid in kind, as flax, hemp, Piggs, Geese & &. 

Easter Offerings. 
For a man & his wife four pence, if householders a penny 
smoke & a penny garden: For every man unmarried three- 
pence: For every woman unmarried threepence. 

For every Burial in y^ Churchyard eight pence & in y^ Church 
sixteen pence. 

For every Marriage by Lycense five shillings: For every 
Marriage by Banns two shillings sixpence. 

For every Churching four pence. 

John Huband Joshua Noxon Rect:^ 

John Edmunds! ^, , i 

•4 , T- . Churchwardens 

John Jbortescuej 

George Dugard 

John Eades. 


[Wore. Dioc. Kinwarton An answer to those Articles inquirable 
^lo.^Ts'b] Rector' onelie by the Clergie inioined vnto us in 

the firste visitation of the R. father in god 
Edmund L: Bishop of Worsceter A° 
domini 1585. 

To the fyrste I answer that wee haue not the byble in the largest 


^ i.e. Icknield Street. 

2 Joshua Noxon, B.A. (see Foster), was instituted to the rectory on 24 July 
1697 and remained rector until his death in 1722 (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 34, f. 63^; 

35. f- 0- 


To the 2 article and every particuler therof 
The patron of my benifice of Kinwarton to my knowledge ys 
my lorde Bishop of Worsceter. I am doble benificed the Cures 
one myle distant but the parisshes ioyn boethe together; who 
ys the patron of the vicaredge of Aston Cantelo I never knew,^ 
yt came to my L. giefte by lapse. I am of no degre in schole but 
qualyfied by my L. of Yorkes his g.^ and dispenced w'^all by 
her Ma*'^. I preache in my owne Cures licensed by my said L. 
then beinge owre diocesan but I acknowledge that I haue not 
the same vnder the Atentick^ seale. 

To the 3. and 4. article I haue nothing to sale 

To that parte of the 5 article that inquireth whether any 
person by Apropriation from the prince inioyethe any parcell 
of tiethes w^^in my parisshe, I answer that Nicholas Throk- 
morton gent: Howldeth and inioyeth by leace the farme of 
Alne w*^^ all the demeines Conteininge by estimacion the halfe 
parte of the Lordshipp And aloweth no paye to the Rector or 
Cure but onelie at Ester his farmor tendreth 2'^ for his offer- 
inges"*; to the reste of the article I cane answer nothing 

per me Thomam Clerke^ 

Rector de Kinwarton 

Scriptor huius scripti 

[Endorsed:'] In the Excheq""^ Warren 

3 Feb. 1785 & 


Prov'd by Henry Martin and 
read for P^ 

Fra. Ingram. 

' The patron of Aston Cantlow vicarage until she died on 12 June 1585 was 
apparently Elizabeth, Lady Morley, daughter and heiress of Sir Wilham Stanley 
(d. 1 58 1), the grandson of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk (F.C.H. Warwicks. 
iii. 41; The Complete Peerage, ix. 227). 

^ i.e. Thomas Clerk was qualified to hold Kinwarton and Aston in plurahty as 
the chaplain of Edwin Sandys, who was Archbishop of York in 1585, but would 
have been Bishop of Worcester when Clerk obtained his dispensation (see p. 33, 
n. 2, above). ^ authentic. 

■* The manor of Great Alne was leased to Throckmorton by the Crown. The 
demesne was probably tithe free because the manor had belonged to Winch- 
combe Abbey throughout the Middle Ages {F.C.H. Warwicks. iii. 24). 

s Clerk was rector of Kinwarton from 1562 until his death in 1616, see p. 16, 
n. 2, above. 

^ John Warren, rector of Kinwarton, sued John and Robert Fisher, yeomen, 
for tithes in the court of Exchequer, in 1784-5 (P.R.O., Exchequer Depositions, 
25 George III, Mich. 4) and this document was exhibited as evidence. 

B 2746 K 


[D.R.O. Kinwarton A perfecte Collection and trew 

^^^^^^ Rectory, demonstration of all parcelles and 

vpon the parsons particuler profittes,Tyethes, deuties 

othe. and other Apurtinaunces nowe in 

vse and belonginge to the Rector of 

Kinwarton, taken the xviij'^ daye 

of October A° domini 1585 as hit 

wasse inioyned vs in the fyrste 

visitation of the R. father in god 

Edmunde L. Bisshop of Worsceter. 

A° predicto. 

The Mansion howse Comonly called the parsonage con- 
teyninge vj bayes, w^^ other buildinges for Barnes and stables 
conteyning eleven bayes. A garden and an Orcheard or back- 
side estimated one Aker of grow[n]de or therabowte. 

Glebe lande and medoing aperteininge to Kinwarton. 
Also ther belongeth vnto the said Rectory in the Comon 
feyldes one yearde lande Conteyninge by estimation xxx*' and 
viij Akeres, one yerd medowe w''^ beareth some yeres iij lodes 
of haye; eyght bease pasture and ij horssis in the Comon 
feyldes w*^ 40 shepe. 

No severall to grase one beaste. 
The x*^ dewe thervnto: vidz: of all Corne and haye, wooll & 
lambe, w*^'' all other privie tiethes growing and being w'^in the 
parisshe aforesaied Aperteineth to the said Rectorie. 

Rownd Alne^ a Member to the parsonage of Kinwarton. 
Ther ys no maner of bowsing thervnto belonging, ther ys of 
Glebe one yerd land and a halfe Conteyninge by estimation 
XXX akers, one yerd medo w''^ Comonlie bereth A lode of haye, 
the Comones of pasture ys Ten bease in the Comon feyldes 
from Lammas to Candelmas and threescore sheepe, the other 
parte of the yere but five beasts and xxx*' sheepe. Ther is in 
seuerall by estimation halfe an Aker w'^^ is in the ocupacion of 
one John Mase and Ales Steyton wedo, And in my owne 
ocupying a lyttle^ seuerall Close lying at Alne gate Conteyning 
by estimation half an Akere.^ 

' Great Alne. 

2 'Lytter' in MS. 

3 These tvi'O closes were allotted to the rector in compensation when four pieces 
of land (including the Lenche) were inclosed out of demesne by the farmer of the 


Ther ys no maner of Tythes payed owte of the farme w'^*' one 
George Grene ocupieth, nor for ani of the demaynes w'^^ 
Humfre Hanmer of Cowghton ocupieth Called the lenchis, nor 
that W^ Olyver Grenne ocupieth, Neyther the parsone haeth 
of any Tenantes Corne or haye whatsoever ys of the demaynes.^ 
But of all the rest of the parissioneres As well of the wood- 
howsen as of Awne wast The parson haeth all maner of Tentes 
As Corne, haye, wood, wole, lambe, w^^ all other privie tyethe 
w^^in the lordshipp of Rownd Alne aforesaid. 

Weathlie^ a member to the parsonag of Kinwarton. 

Ther ys no maner of howssing ther vnto belonging. But a 
barn of 2 smale baye set vpp ther by me Thomas Gierke in a 
lyttell Close conteyning by estimation halfe an Aker. 

Glebeland and Medoing aperteyning to Weathley. Ther ys 
one yerd land Conteininge by estimation xy] Akeres; ther ys 
fowre seuerall pleckes w'^'' most yeares beareth iij lodes; ther 
ys in the Comon feyldes pasture for yj beastes, to horssis and 
xx*^* sheep. The x^^^ dew thervnto as Corne haye wood wole and 
lambe w*^ all other privie tiethes growing and being w'^^in 
the L. aforesaid Aperteyneth to the said Rector. 

per me Thomam Gierke. 
Rector tunc ibm: 
Signum Robertum [sic] Strayn X Thomas Cathal 

Signum Thome Parker X Churchwardens. 

[Endorsed in a contemporary hand{\^ Kinuerton and Aston 

A trewe terriour of Aprilis 27 A° 16 17. [d.r.o. 

The Gleabelande of Rowne Awne. ^^ 

Rounde Awne. 

Inprimis one Yarde meddowe in the Comon meadowe. 

Item one other Yarde meddowe in the Mille hammes. 

Item in Ridgewaie Feild^ xlij Lands togeather in one furlonge Ridgwaie 
lying neere vnto the cloase of John Pullem called Cawdell. Feild. 

manor, probably before 1532 {V.C.H. Warzvicks. iii. 23). They seem to have 
been exchanged or lost by 1617. 

^ This paragraph relates to Great Alne; cf. p. 129, n. 4, above. 

2 Weethley. 

3 This terrier was also endorsed in 1785 in the same way as the answers to the 
articles, p. 129 above. 

* On the open fields of Great Alne and inclosures from them, see V.C.H. 
Warwicks. iii. 23-24. 


Item one other butt or land shutting into Ritham pitte. 

Item one other Land lying w'^^in a furlong or peece of one 
Georg Kecke. 

Item in a furlong called Ridgway furlong vj buttes lying 
altogeather and next vnto the Land of Nicholas Heming 
vnder the towne side. 

Item in the said furlong iij other lands lying by the lands of the 
said Nicholas Hemminge and Nicholas Greenhill. 

Copthorne In a little furlonge lying at the nether ende of Coppthorne 
feilde. peece ther are iij lands next vnto the hadland of the said peece. 

Item ij other lands shooting vp to copthorne bussh & nexte 
vnto the Church waie. 

Item iij other buttes shooting in Meale-pitte. 

Item one other butt in Copthorne furlonge next of all to the 
highwaye by Meale pitte. 

Item ij other Lands in the said furlonge wherof the one is the 

Item in an other furlong Called Redd furlonge one other land 
lying next of all to the highwaie. 

Item vpon a furlong called Churchhill one land lying next of 
all to the incloasure of Georg Smith gent'. 
Item in an other furlong Called Shittnells ij landes lying near 
vnto a peece of Nicholas Greenhills. 
Callowe In a furlonge called heathie furlonge xvij lands lying togeather 
Feild.' ioyning next unto a pece of John Pullem on the one side and 
Georg Greene on the other side. 

Item adioyning to the said feild iij cloases lately incloased con- 
tayning by estimacion xviij acres. 

Item one single land in iron hade next vnto a peece of Nicholas 

Per me Tho. Gierke rectorem ibidem. ^ 

Oliuer Greene \ A' ' 

Nichlas HemingeJ ° 

[^Endorsed:] Terrior. 

Rememb'" to buy a prayer book called Dauids Sling. 3 

^ Later known as Hogshead field, see F.C.H. Warwicks. iii, p. 24, n. 30. 
^ See p. 16, n. 2, above. 

^ E[dward] H[utchins], David's Sling against Great Goliah, a collection 
of prayers of which four editions were published between 1581 and 1598. 


Map of the Parish of Kinwarton (1752) 


A true & perfect Terrier of all y^ Glebe lands, [d.r.o. 
And alsoe a just & particular Account of all y'' ^''' ^^ 
Profits, Tythes, Dutys, & other Appurtenances 
now in use, & belonging to y^ Rector of Kin- 
warton, w*^ y^ Chappelrys of Great-Alne & 
Weethley thereto belonging, in y*' County of 
Warwick, taken y^ third day of June. Anno 
Domini: 171 4: & given in at y"" Visitation holden 
at Henley in Arden on y^ sixth day of July, in y^ 
same Year by y"" Order of the Right Reverend 
Father in God William Lord Bishop of Worcester. 

The Mansion house, commonly called y^ Parsonage, contain- 
ing six bayes: A barn of six bayes, a large Stable of one Bay, 
a Cart-house one Bay, all joyning together: on y*" other side of 
y^ Yard, two lesser Stables two Bayes, & a Pigstye joyning to 
y"": in all Eleaven Bayes: together w^^ a garden, & Orchard 
estimated about one Acre of Ground. 

There are four Common Fields belonging to Kinwarton in 

^ch ye Rector hath severall lands in manner following: viz*^ 

Imprimis In y^ little Field leading from Kinwarton to Alcester, 

y^ foot way. 

Three lands lying together, two lands between y'" & y^ hedge 3 

on y^ West, next y^ horse Road to Alcester, y^ land of George 

Eedes on y'^ East side. 

Two lands near y^ way to Crabbs close, y^ land of Laurence 2 

Watson on y^ North, & M"" Hopkins to y^ South. 

Two lands next to Crabbs close on y^ North, & M"" Hopkins 2 

on y'^ South. 

In y« Field leading to Coughton Cow-Pasture w'^^ is Com- 
monly fallowed & sowed w^^ y'^ litde Field aforesaid. 

In a Furlong called Longer Hedge reckon one land from y^ 

green highway w^^ parts y^ two Fields, & y*^ Rector hath two 2 

lands, George Brandon on y^ North. 

A litde below y« brow of y^ Hill on y** left hand of y'^ Road, 

there are two lands, shooting on a litde Pit at y'^ East End, M"" 2 

Hopkins on y^ South, Geo. Brandon on y^ North. 

In y^ Furlong belowe this, there are two more lands, Geo. 2 

Brandon on y^ South, & y^ land belonging to y« Farme on y^ 



2 In y^ lowest Furlong next to y'' other there are two more lands 
M"" Hopkins on y^ South, & y^ Farm on y^ North. 
On y^ Right of y^ Road, opposite to y^ other in a Furlong Called 

4 y^ Wythie-beds y*" Rector hath four lands together, y^ Farm on y^ 
South, M'' Hopkins North: in these Fields nineteen lands in all. 

In y^ Great Field on y^ Right hand of y^ horse Road to 

2 On y'^ East side of y^ Hill, there are two lands shooting on y^ 
Middle-Pit to y^ West, M"" Hopkins on y^ South, & L. 
Watson North. 

Reckon Southward in y*" Same Furlong eighteen lands, & then 

3 there are three lands, G. Brandon on y^ South, y"^ Farm on y° 

Reckon Southward in y" same Furlong fourteen more lands, & 
2 then y^ Rector hath two lands, Geo. Brandon on y® South & 
M"" Hopkins on y^ North. 
A little belowe these two on y'' right hand of y^ Foot way to 

2 Alcester & shooting on Wotton's Grounds, there are two more, 
y^ Farm on y^ East, & M'' Hopkins on y^ West. 

1 In y'^ same Furlong there is one land, shooting on Procession- 
Pit on y*" North, y^ Farm on both sides. 

3 In y^ same bottom Furlong there are three more lands, Geo. 
Eedes on y South-East, & y*^ Farm on y® North- West. 

5 Reckon from these Northward nineteen lands, & there are five 
lands together, y^ Farm on y"" South, & Geo. Brandon on y^ 

3 In a Furlong above these, called y^ West-Furlong, there are three 
lands, George Brandon on y^ West, & M"" Hopkins on y^ East. 
In y^ Furlong above these shooting to y*= top of y^ Hill on y^ 

2 West side near y^ Middle-Pit there are two lands, Geo. 
Brandon on y^ South, & L. Watson on y^ North. 

2 Reckon from these Southward six lands, & then there are two 
more lands, Geo. Brandon on y^ South, & Geo. Eedes on y^ 

In this Field there are in all twenty & five lands. 
William Edes^ Rector of Kinwarton 

Georg Edes Church warden 

Jeff": Hopkins 
Georg Brandon 

^ The terrier is arranged in three columns and signed at the bottom of the 
first and last columns. William Edes, M.A. (see Foster, s.n. Eades), was in- 


In y^ Middle Field, Shooting on y® Town. 
In y® town Furlong one land, M"" Hopkins on each side. i 

In y® Furlong crossing this to y^ West, called long Hineage 

there are two lands, Geo. Brandon on y® West, & Laur. Watson 2 

on y^ East. 

In y^ Furlong beyond this, called Haresgrave, there are three 

lands, George Brandon on y® South, & M"" Hopkins on y^ 3 


In y^ same Furlong w^^in one land of y'^ foot way y*^ goeth up 

y* middle of y"" field there are two Butts, Geo. Eedes on y^ 2 

North, & M' Hopkins South. 

In a Furlong called Baldwyn's Furlong, reckon from y*= top of 

y^ hill downwards nineteen lands, & there are two lands, y^ 2 

Farm on y^ West, & Geo. Brandon East. 

Reckon from y"" Eastward in y'^ same Furlong two & twenty 

lands, & then there are two lands & a Pike together, y^ Farm 3 

on each side. 

On y* other side of y^ hedge on y^ Top of y^ hill, there is one 

Butt, shooting Eastward on y^ two Butts on y* other side of y^ i 

hedge, Geo. Eedes on y^ South, & G. Brandon North. 

Just belowe this Butt in y^ next furlong there are two lands 

shooting on Coughton-Cockmarsh, Geo. Eedes on y'^ South, 2 

& y® Farm on y'^ North. 

On y^ top of y^ same side of y^ hill under a hedge of Lau: 

Watson on y« East there is one land, on y^ West side of it is i 

y^ footway leading to New-Inn. 

Next to y^ hedge on y^ North W^^ parteth this Field from y^ 

Pease-Croft, there are eight lands together, called y^ Parson's 8 

peice; near furzen-hill-Pit. 

In this Field there are in all twenty & five lands. 

In y® Field towards Great-Alne. 
In y^ Pease-Croft there are four lands, W^ are called thorow- 4 
terrs crossing y^ Foot way, Geo. Brandon on y* South, M"" 
Hopkins on y^ North. 

In y^ long-Furlong shooting on Pease-croft reckon four lands 
from y^ hedge on y^ South, & there is one land, M"" Hopkins i 
on each side. 

stituted to the rectory on 17 December 1705 and remained rector until his 
death in August 1724 (Dugdale, ii. 844). The son of John Edes of Warwick, he 
had been vicar of St. Mary's, Warwick, from 1687 to 1705 (Foster). 


Reckon from y' land three lands North-ward, & there (are) 

2 two more lands, George Eedes on y^ South, & Geo. Brandon 
on y^ North. 

Reckon Northward sixteen lands from these, & then there 
4 are two lands, & two Pikes together, Geo. Brandon on each 

In a Furlong shooting Eastward from Slit-Pit, called y® Crab- 

3 tree Furlong, there are three lands, M'' Hopkins on y^ East, 
& Geo. Eedes West. 

In a Furlong called Wood's-peice, y® next but one land to y^ 
2 horse road y*^ leadeth to Great-Alne, there are two lands, y® 
Farm on y^ South, L. Watson North. 

Reckon from these Northward seaventeen lands, & there are 
2 two more lands, M'' Hopkins on y^ North, & Geo. Brandon on 
y^ South, [at y^ East End of Wood's-peice there is a headland 
w*"^ is in Alne Parish.^] 

In y*^ part of y® Field behind closes, shooting on Geo. Eedes 

2 headland on y® North & y*" Small-brook close belonging to y^ 
Farm to y'^ South, there are two lands, Geo. Eedes on each side. 

3 Reckon from y"" two lands Eastward, & there are three more 
lands, Geo. Brandon on y'^ East, Laur. W^atson on y'^ West. 

In this Field there are three & twenty lands. 

In y^ four fields there are in y^ whole ninety two lands. 

There is one little close called y^ Eleaven lands, it was taken 
formerly out of y^ little Field, of about an Acre & half, y^ 
hedges all round it belong to y^ Rector, & y^ grass w^'^out y* 
hedge in y^ little Field. 

There is one yard of Meadow ground, consisting of an Acre in 
y*^ long, an Acre in y^ short, & a Feather in y® town Meadow; 
they are changed every Year. 

There are Commons in y^ Fields for twenty sheep, & at open- 
tide commons for y^ beasts after y® rate of one yard land, & 
a half: & y^ same in y^ meadow. 

The Tenths due to y^ Rector are of all y^ Corn, hay. Wool, & 
lamb, w'^ all other Privy Tythes growing & being w*^in y^ 
Parish aforesaid, Easter-offerings Eight pence halfpenny a 
house, but there is for a widower or widow but six pence 
half-penny, each man servant sixpence, a maid-servant four 
pence, churching dues four pence, six pence for a buriall, & 

' Square brackets in MS. 


Round Alne, alias Great-Alne, a member to y^ Parsonage 
of Kinwarton, 

There is no manner of housing, or buildings thereunto be- 

There are three Common Fields in w*"^ y^ Rector hath lands in 
manner following: Viz^ 

In y* Feild called Callow-Field. 

One Butt, in a Furlong called over Iron-hade, butting up y^ i 
land of William Hobbins South-ward, & y^ land of William 
Hobbins on both sides. 

Two lands in Neather Iron-hade furlong, y® land of M"" 2 
Rob*^ Bloxam on y'^ South-side, & of M"" Attwood on y^ 

One land in church-hill, w'''' was formerly enclosed, lying be- i 
tween y^ land of M"" Frogmore on each side of it. 

One headland at y^ side of Kinwarton Field, leading up to y^ i 
dry grounds on y^ North, & M'' Bloxam's closes to y* East side 
of it. 

There are but five lands belonging to this Field. 

Copthorn Field 

There are seaven lands lie together, y^ Church-way from y« 7 

Wood-housen lying on y^ West, & y^ land of M" Askew on y^ 


There are three lands in y^ highway furlong to y* church 3 

crossing y^ other, y^ land of M^ Attwood on y^ North, & M" 

Askew on y^ South. 

Two lands leading up to y^ Plaster-pits, & soe on to y^ hedge 2 

on y^ top of y*^ hill, The Church-way on y^ West side, & William 

Greenhill's land on y^ East. 

There is one land more in y^ same Furlong, M'" Attwood on y* i 

East & — Roberts on y^ west. 

A head-land on y^ West side of y^ same Furlong, Alcester i 

poor's land on y^ East side. 

Three Butts upon y^ little hill, leading up to M' Attwood's 3 

house on y^ hill, y« high-way on y^ West side, & y^ land of 

William Hobbins on y^ East. 

Two lands together in a peice called Wythie-Furlong, y^ land 2 

of M'" Attwood on y^ East side, & of M' Bloxam on y^ 



1 One land in Great-shittenhill, William Hobbins on y® North, 
& Will'" Greenhill South. 

2 Two Butts together in little-Shittenhill, y^ land of M'" Bloxam 
on y^ South side, & of William Greenhill on y'^ North. 

In all, in this Field, two & twenty lands. 

Ridgeway Field 
42 One peice containing two & forty lands, computed at about 
seaven Acres, y'' horse road from Great-Alne to Little-Alne at 
y* West End, William Hobbins on y^ North side, 6e: Edw'^ 
Maudick on y^ South. 

A Great head-land at y^ East-End of y^ said peice, allowed by 
I M"" Attwood, in lieu of a land formerly enclosed by his An- 
cestors w''^ belonged to y^ Rector, but nobody can give account 
exactly where y*^ land lay. 
6 One peice consisting of six lands, shooting on y® Gate going 
into Ridgeway-Field, now enclosed, y^ land of Edw'^ Durling 
on y^ west side, & of WilH Greenhill on y^ East, w*"" a little 
Garden plat. 

In all forty nine lands belonging to this Field. 
There is One Yard in y^ Meadow called hay-Meadow, w*^ 
Commons to it, it yeilds about a load of hay every Year: y^ land 
of — Walker of Wimcote on y^ South, & of Edw^ Maudick 
North: One Yard of Meadowing in y^ Millhams, changed by 
lot every year, & one Cowe's Commons once in four years: 
Commons in y^ Fields w^^out stint. 

There is one peice of Enclosure of about four Acres; Another 
of about five Acres; & another of about three Acres; all 
joyning together, behind, & near to a house called Hawthorn's 
house, & lying by y^ horse road from Kinwarton to Great- 
Alne, on y^ north side of y® road. 

There is another peice of Enclosure of about five Acres, called 
Smallbrook-close on y^ South side of y^ said horse road to 
Great-Alne, & opposite to two of y^ other closes. 

The Recto^ hath no tithes out of y* part of M"" Rob' Bloxam's 
estate w*"^ is called y^ Farme; nor from y^ Lenches, nor from 
an estate formerly occupied by one Oliver Green ; nor any Corn, 
or hay, from any of y^ Demean lands; But of all y^ rest of y^ 
Parishioners, as well of y*" Wood-housen, as of Alne- Waste, y^ 
Rector hath all manner of Tenths, of Corn, hay, wood, wool, 
Lamb, w'^ all other Privy tithes w'^in y^ Lord-ship of Round- 
Alne, alias Great-Alne: Easter Offerings four pence a house, 


six pence for a man-servant, & four pence for a maid-servant; 

six pence for a Buriall; And Mortuarys. 

William Edes Rector 

Benja: Haynes Chourch Warden 

John Maudick 

[^Endorsedy William Round Joseph Townsend 

Weethlv, A Member To the Parsonage of Kinwarton [d.r.o. 
. . . 72/68A] 

There is no house, nor any manner of building belonging to 

the Rector there; nor any Glebe land more then y^ Church- 
Yard; But, by a Decree in Chancery, there are four Closes tied 
for y'^ payment of thirteen pounds per Annum to y'^ Rector by 
y^ Lord of y*" Mannor, in lieu of land y'^ was formerly taken 
from y^ Church; w"^^ said summe of thirteen pounds is to be 
paid at two equall payments; viz*^ six pounds & ten shillings at 
y^ feast of y^ Annunciation, & six pounds ten shillings at y^ 
feast of S' Michaell. The names of y® Closes tied for this pay- 
ment, are y^ Great Rye-peice; Old Acre; The Larkwell- 
Meadow; & y^ Parson's Close: And for non-payment w^^in 
fourteen days y^ Rector hath Power to enter on y^ said Closes. 
There are all manner of Tythes due to y^ Rector, as Corn, 
hay. Wood, Wool, & Lambs, w*'' all other Privy Tythes grow- 
ing, & being w^'^in y® said Lordship of Weethley: 

William Edes, Rector 
John Harris Thomas Roberts 
Thomas Walker 


Lapworth A Terrier of Glebelands and other [Worc. dioc. 

1 6 16 Possessions belonging and apperteyning no.^i'17"]'" 
vnto the Parsonage of Lapworth w'4n 
the Countie of Warwicke and in the 
Diocesse of Worcester as Followeth An° Salutis 1616. 

Inprimis a dwellinge house by estimacion Five Baye thre 
wherof floured ouer w*^^ Boordes.^ 

' These terriers are endorsed in the same way as the answers of 1585, see 
p. 129 above. 

^ Probate inventories of the goods of John Litton, rector, of 19 April 16 13 
(in the Birmingham District Probate Registry) and of Wilham Cawdwell, rector, 
of 8 August 1666 (Bodleian: MS. Ch. Warwicks. 55) both list the rooms of this 
house. Hall, kitchen, buttery, parlour, and study, and a chamber over the hall 


Item two Barnes a greater & a lesse, the greater whereof by 
estimacion Fouer Baye wherin ar an oxehouse & a {Cowe} 
house for kine, the lesser Barne conteyninge two Baye. 

Item one Garden, on the Southside, and an Orchard the Trees 
whereof ar decayed. 

Item one Close adioyning vnto the Parsonage house aforesaid 
conteyning by estimacion two Acres and an half comonly 
named Almescroft. 

Item one Close called greate poole hill by estimacion Conteyn- 
ing seauen acres of arable Land and about two Acres of 
Meadowe ground. 

Item one close nominated little poole-hill by estimacion three 
acres of arable Land, both W^ grounds ar adioyning to the 
Crofte afores'^. 

Item one Meadowe called Bricke Meadowe Conteyning by 
estimacion Two Acres and a half. 

Item one Close called Plum Furlonge contey[n]ing by esti- 
macion Foure Acres of grounde. 

Item one oth"" Close nominated & called greate Church Feild 

conteyning in estimacion sixe Acres of groundes. 

Item anoth"" Close named Little Church Feild contey[n]ing by 

estimacion thre Acres of ground. 

Item ther is belonging vnto the Parsonage all manner of tythes 

in Kinde according vnto the manner & Custome of the Parish 

euer used. 

John Elley Recto""^ 

Wyllyam Askew 

Thomas Mayson 

Robert Askewe) ^ j. 

John Smyth ) '^^'•'^'""' 

John X Rawson his markel c-j 

<T. , , 01 } bidesmen 

JNicholas bly j 

[Exjhibit' 16 Januarij 16 16 
[. . . .?is^] Jurato gard' 

(the servant's chamber in 1666) are listed in both; in 161 3 there was one chamber 
over the parlour and buttery which in 1666 was evidently converted into two 
rooms. Further rooms, used for storage, mentioned in 161 3 are a boulting house, 
the 'seller' over the entry and the 'seller' over the stable, and in 1666 a chamber 
over the dayhouse, a corn chamber, and a cheese chamber. 

' John Elly, M.A., Fellow of Merton College, Oxford (see Foster), was in- 
stituted to the rectory on 16 October 161 3; he ceded it in 1633 (Dugdale, 
ii. 791). ^ A piece of the parchment has been cut away. 


Anno Dom. 1714 [No.nyb] 

A Terrier of Glebe lands & other Possessions 
belonging unto y^ Rectory of Lapworth in the 
County of Warwick & Diocess of Worcester.^ 

Imprimis A Dwelling house by Estimation six Bays five 

whereof are floor'd w*^^ Boards & one w*^^ Plaister. 

Item Two Barns & a Stable by Estimation six Bays.^ 

Item Two Gardens & two Orchards. 

Item One Close call'd Great Almscrojt by Estimation two 


Item One Close call'd Little Almscrojt by Estimation three 
quarters of an Acre. 

Item One Close call'd great Pool-hill containing by Estimation 

six Acres of Arable land & three Acres & an half of Meadow 


Item One Close call'd little Poolhillhy Estimation three Acres. 

Item One Meadow call'd Brick meadow by Estimation Two 
Acres & an half. 

Item One Close call'd Plum furlong, by Estimation three 
Acres & an Half, at y^ Bottom of which is a Fish pond made 
by y^ present Recto"". 

Item One Close adjoyning to Plum furlong call'd little Church- 
field by Estimation two Acres & an half. 
Item One Close CTiWd great Churchfield hy Estimation six Acres. 
Item there is belonging to y^ Rectory all manner of Tyths in 
kind according unto the manner & custome of y^ Parish ever 

Edward Welchman Recto''^ 

John Askew Churchwarden. 

Walter Colier his mark X Churchwarden. 

John Green 

Isaac Green. 

^ This terrier is printed in R. Hudson, Memorials of a Warzvickshire Parish, 
1904, p. 182. The words printed in italics above are underlined in the 

2 Edward Welchman made various improvements to the rectory and out- 
buildings between 1 690 and 1720, including rebuilding 'the bigger barn' (1697), 
reroofing the house (1702, 17 15), and planting an orchard (1695) (Hudson, op. 
cit., p. 181, quoting the parish register). 

3 Edward Welchman, M.A., Fellow of Merton (see Foster), was instituted 
to the rectory in 1689 and remained rector until his death in 1739 (ibid., p. 173). 



[Wore. Dioc. Salutem in Christo. As I haue sett downe in 

^^no. iTg'b] Parchemente, takynge the Advise of the Churche- 

wardens, and two of the elders of o"" Towne, the 
Partyculers of the whole Gleebe, and the Pas- 
toringe, wythe other commodities belongynge 
therevnto, and all maner Tythes & oblations: 
Soe this I make myne Aunswere to the Articles 
exhibyted by the Reverende father in God my 
Lorde of Worcester, in his Lordeshippes Last 
visitation: to euerye Article severally, as foloweth. 

The fyrst Artycle: We haue noe Bible of the last Translation, 
but we haue a fayre one, of the Largest volume, and, syxe 
yeares synce, newely Repayred. 

The seconde Article: Yonge M'' Wylliam Pope,^ xv" yeares of 
Age, is nowe (as I suppose) patron; but I entered possession xix 
yeares Agoe, by Vosion,^ gyvin to me by Leonarde smyth 
farmer of o'" Towne, which he receyved of M"" John Pope 
decessed. The sayd Leonard hathe at my hande the Tythes, 
wyth other commodyties, vppon A Resonable Rente, by leasse, 
duringe naturall life, and hath the Gleebe, to hym and hes 
Assignes, to the Halfves: I enioynge myne owne proper tythes 
to my selfe, breade theron.3 In the v'^ yeare of Kynge Edwarde, 
I proceded Batchler of Arte in Cambridge, was Chosen felowe 
of Christe Colledge, and made deacon in Penbroke Hall there, 
by the blessed martyr Doctor Rydley* then Byshope of London : 
by Queene Maries visito" One M^ Wilkes M' of Christ 
Colledge,5 and we, eighte felowes, were thence Expelled, three 
papistes onely Remayninge: all this to be true the Ryght 
Worshippfull M"" Doctor Goodman deane of Westeminster,^ 

^ OfWroxton (Oxon.). 

2 i.e. advowson. John Pope of Wroxton granted the right to make the next 
presentation to Lighthorne to Leonard Smith, yeoman, on i8 March 1563/4, 
and the latter presented Smart on 12 December 1566 (Wore. Dioc. Reg., 
Presentation Deeds, ist ser., nos. 524, 560). 

3 This perhaps means that the rector had been brought up in the parish and 
owned some property there (other than the glebe) for which he was not paying 
tithe to Smith. '^ Nicholas Ridley. 

5 Richard Wilkes, Master of Christ's College from 1548 to 1553. For the 
college at this period see J. Peile, Christ's College, 1900, pp. 52, 58. 

^ Gabriel Goodman, D.D. (see Venn), Fellow of Christ's from 1552 to 
1554 and Dean of Westminster from 1561 to i6or. 


can wytnesse wyth me: for he was one of vs. My Lorde of 
Canterburye, his Grace, hath lycensed me to pre(a)che in my 
owne Cure, vnder his hand & scale, beinge then Byshoppe of 
Worcester: I further lycense I purpose not to seke, for that, I 
fele my selfe euerye daye lesse able than other: yet I trust to 
dyscharge my conscience in this my Cure, havinge no els. To 
the other Articles I have nothinge to saye: but what I have sett 
downe in Parchemente. I haue sent by y"" bearer xij''. 

I trust my good lorde, my lorde of Worcester wyll, in con- 
syderation of the premisses, dyspense wyth me, touchinge 
interpretinge of Chapter, and makyng of Comonplaces:^ for 
that I am lycensed to preache, albeit not publike, and haue 
bene Batchelor of longe tyme. I hope therefore I shalle be, 
by his lordshippe, exempted from the sayd common exer- 
cyses: not meaninge therby to be Idle: I have spente and 
doe spende my tyme and all my goodes (as God sendeth 
theym) to sett forwarde my fyve sonnes in learninge, one M"" 
of Arte in Oxford^ and nowe deacon, the seconde shall 
procede Batchelor the nexte lente -^ the thirde Queens scholer 
in \Vestminster,5 the forthe w*^*" my eldest sonne at learning,^ 
and the fyfte at hoome wyth me. Thus my tyme and goodes 
I haue and doe consume. Thus, God kepe you. 

By me Wylliam Smart parson 

of Lyghthorne. 

[Address:'] To my Lorde of Worcester, His Princypall Register, 
at Worcester these be delyuerd. From Lyghthorne. 

' John Whitgift. 

^ i.e. studying a chapter of the Bible and writing exercises on set themes. 
These tasks were arranged bv the bishops for all clergy who were not at least 
Masters of Arts, to improve their knowledge of scripture, in accordance with the 
Royal Injunctions of 1559 and Archbishop Parker's Advertisements of 1566, 
throughout Ehzabeth's reign. This appears to be the only evidence we have of 
these exercises being performed in this diocese. 

3 Presumably the William Smart of Trinity College, Oxford, who proceeded 
M.A. on 7 July 1584 (Foster). 

* Humphrey Smart who matriculated from Trinit}^ in 1582 and proceeded 
B.A. from Broadgates Hall on 31 January 1585/6. He was rector of English 
Bicknor (Glos.) from 1599 to 1630 (Foster). 

5 Peter Smart, who became an eminent Puritan divine. He matriculated 
from Broadgates Hall in 1588 and is known to have been a Westminster scholar 
(Anthony Wood, Athenae Oxonienses, ed. P. Bhss, 1817, iii, col. 40). The above 
remark removes an uncertainty about this Puritan's parentage, see the Dictionary 
of National Biography. 

^ Exechias Smart who matriculated from Broadgates Hall in 1585 (Foster). 


[No. 119 a] vpon the parsons othe. 

Lyghthorne The Parsonage of Lyghthorne wyth Thappurten- 

ances therevnto: The Mansion House, A Haulle, 

Parler, Butterey, three Chambers Above theym, 
A Kychin and deyhouse, A dovehouse, and thythe' 
Barne; A Barne and Stable vnder one Roofe; A 
Closse, Horchyearde, Garden, and Courte, and 

Southsyde of the Towne, Northsyde of the Towne,Tyl- 

Cornefylde thys yeare folow- lage thys yeare folowynge. 

ynge. Anno domini 1586. Anno domini 1586. 

Inprimis a peece of Leyes in Inprimis A peece of Leyes in 

Mustowe: xlvj. Two syngle Bremson Hole xlv. All the 

Leyes from thence westwarde, Leyes, from y^ Meere but- 

and two Eastwarde. tynge mto fosse waye, and 

. downewarde into Chesterton 

Item m Shadwell, two Leyes ^^^ (excepte ix or xi Buttes 

alonge by fossewaye, a Leye ^^^^^ ^^^^ p^33^ ^e) be- 

and Hadley m shadwell, three ^ ^^ ^^e Parsonage. 

Leyes on the same syde, , "^ . ^ tt ji 

^ :• • J. ■\/r ^ T J Item m rosse syxe Hadleyes, 

buttmge mto Mustowe Lande. , ^ i 1 

° and roure syngle leyes. 

Item Outmost in shadwell A i^^^ i^ Bremson Hole a 

Lande. Hadland and fyther. 

Item in shortbande forlonge, Item a lande towarde fosse, & 

a land & Hadland. in Wollande a Butt. 

Item in Longe bande for- Item in Hauxlande a land, 

longe, A land & hadlande. into meadowehole a lande. 

Item A fyther buttinge to- ^^em at symons thornes a 

wardes Mustowe. ^^n^e, & two m Greylande. 

T^ • r\ -D r 1 Item in Redelande a Had- 

item m Ouer Bryerrorlonge 1,0 1 

^1 T 1 •' ° lande, & an other to y^ same, 

three Landes. ' . ^ 

-. . r ^ 1 -r. r Item in Bredsyche a lande, 

Item m ney{y}ther Bryerfor- ^^^ r^^^^^ 

longe A hadland, A lande, and t • a/t . 1 j .l 

• • 1 J ^ ^, ' Item m Myxtelande three 

vii landes together. , , o tt ji j 

■' ° landes, & two Hadlandes 

Item in Handegore A Lande. East & West. 

Item in Myllforlonge three Item vpp y^ Hyll a lande & 

Landes. hadland. 

' Tithe. 



Item in Gorbreade two landes 
& a fyther. 

Item into stonyford yeate, a 
lande & leye. 

Item in Walforlonge, a land 
& thorowe lande. 

Item in sladeforlonge syxe 

Item on fursyde slade, a had- 
lande & fyve landes. 

Item in Haleforlonge a lande, 
fyther & leye. 

Item in Caudellhyll a Had- 

Item in Myddelforlonge, a 
Hadlande & three landes. 

Item into Chadson broke fyve 

Item above the farmors Cleye 

Item A leye and pyke, and 
two sydlynges, Alonge by the 
farme grownde. 

Item On Chesterton Hyll, 
three landes, A fyther, a butt, 
and a leye. 

Item in Horsebarelles foure 

Item into y* forde a lande, & 

three Buttes on short-Lande. 

Item on the stones two greate 


Item buttinge into y^ Towne 

an Acre, & lande. 

Item in Cattesbrayne, two 


Item On strongelande ij 


Item On spurchlande ij landes. 

Item On lytyllwaye forlonge a 

peece, a peece of xx Lands, i^nde & leye butyng thereon, 
and three landes ioyninge to j^^^ q^ ^^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^ree 

y'' Cley peece 

Item in Longelande forlonge 
three lands. 

Item buttinge into the Towne 
foure landes. 


Item On outlongelande, a 


Item On Reddelande {a} (two) 


Item into Howbroke a peece 

of Leyes: xxj. 

This yeardelande the Glebe, hathe, (as all other yeardelandes 
of the Towne,) belongyngevntoit: Heye, Thornes, and fyrsses. 
And Allsoe all maner of Pastoringe: as Ix sheppe, viij beastes, 
foure Horses, and other Commodities, whatsoeeuer. The 
Peeces^ are noe parte of the yeardelande: and for that they lye 
farre from the Towne, and beinge Barrainde grownde, Haue 
lyen longe Leye, and therefore Pasture in Common to the 
whole Towne. 
Tythes of all maner Grayne, Haye, priuie tythes, and oblations. 

' i.e. the pieces of leys mentioned at the beginning and end of the description 
of the yardland above. 

B 2746 I. 


A Parcell of medowe appointed for y^ Towne medowe tythe. 
The Parson hath Receyved yearly out of the farme x^ for x 
beastes pastoringe (from Holy Roode daye iij"^ of maij vnto 
Holy Rode daye xiiij'^'' of September) the pasture beinge nowe 
A longe time shepe pasture.' 

For that all the yeardelande, beinge syngle landes, and not 
Acres, sparsed here and there, throughout the whole fylde, are 
easely knowen by the forlonges where they lye as is aforesayd.^ 

Made, veiwede. Ratified and Alowed, by vs wytnesses 
herevnto: Wylliam Smart Parson, Thomas Raynoldes 
Leonard Jecoxe Churchwardens, Allen Mason John 
Townysend Elders of the Towne. A° Domini 1585. 

[No. 119 c] A Terrierre For Lighthorne Parsonage Ann°: 

Dom: 1616: 20 die Januarij. 

Inprimis the Parsonage mansion house, a yarde, a Backside, 
twoe barnes, a douehouse, the Tithe of Nyneteene yarde Lande 
with the tythe of the Farme, w"*" is all the parishe there: All 
tythes paide in kinde, excepte Three pence for euerye newe 
miltche Cowe, & her Calfte, a penie for euerye oulde miltche 
Cowe, Twoe shillings eighte pence for the tythe of a winde 
milne, & Foore shillings for y*" tythe Conies, Together with all 
priuie tythes, oblations, mortuaries, & offrings, & towe partes 
of the tythe woolle for all sheepe onlie wintered there. And a 
thirde parte for such as are summered there from maye daye till 
sheeringe tyme. There is also a portion of meadowe allotted For 
the tythe of towe Little meadowes, wherein there are two gapps 
For passage, but they are of sufferance onlie, For the passage of 
dutie are the two Common gapps at the vpper ende of the Lane 
towardes the Farme grounde. Furthermoore there is a yarde 
Lande of Gleebe w*"^ Hath as all other Yards of Lande haue 
Heye, Fursse, Common accordinge to y^ oulde stinte For 
Foorescoore sheepe, but nowe for threescore: soe heretofoore 
common in y® fields for Tenne beasts, but nowe but eighte: 
soe heeretofoore For Fiue horses, but nowe for Foore: And 
soe for all other Commodities, as other yarde Lands in the 
parishe there haue. The Lande is dispersed in the Fields as 

' The terrier of 1714 (see p. i 55 below) substitutes for this paragraph: 'The 
Parson hath yearly out of the Warren iii Beastes pastering from the third of may 
vnto the xx'^i Day of December.' 

^ The sense seems to need the addition of some such phrase as 'and are not 
therefore described in more detail'. 


followeth : First on the Southside^ in y^^ stoune furlounge Foore 
Ridges: on lounglande furlounge three ridges: on the neyrerre 
slade furlounge Fiue ridges: on the Further slade Furlounge 
sixe ridges: on middle Furlounge Foore ridges: on Chadson 
brooke Furlounge Fiue ridges: one Hadlande on caldewell 
hill: on Hale-furlounge three ridges: on Walefurlonge Foore 
ridges: at stonieforde Yate tow ridges: on gorbreede Foore 
ridges : on milnefurlonge Foore ridges : on ouer brierre Furlonge 
Foore ridges: on nether brierre Furlonge towe ridges: one 
Hande goare Furlounge one Ridge: on Lounge banne fur- 
lounge towe ridges: on shorte banne furlonge tow ridges: on 
shadwell furlonge one ridge: on spirtslowe Furlonge tow 
ridges: on Straungelande Furlounge tow ridges: on Catts- 
braine furlounge three ridges: on Stonnefurlonge three ridges: 
on stonnefurlonge tow Hadlands: on horse barrells Foore 
ridges: on shortlande furlonge {Foore} (three) ridges: on forde 
Furlonge one ridge: on Coppthorne furlonge one ridge: on 
Flaxbutts one ridge: on Blakes tow ridges: one ridge shootinge 
into Chesterton woodde: one Laye on chesterton hill. Leays not 
in tillage on this Southside of the yarde lande: One ridge on 
the toppe of mustoe: Tow Ridges whereof halflFe of eyther of 
them belonge to masons in the Corner, w''^ is nowe William 
Hyearns, & y^ other halffe of them are to y'' parsonage: on 
mustoe Lane three ridges: on Shadwell two Hadlands: Tow 
Leayes shootinge into Shadwell myres: Tow Leayes beneethe 
mustoe towardes morton Fielde yate: Peeces on this Southside 
w'^'' are not of the yarde Lande, First the seaven Lands: 
secondelie sixe & Fortie Leayes at mustoe, w"^^ are Furson: 
thirdelie the twentie Landes called the Parsons peece: Fourthlie 
three Landes adjoyninge to the Farme peece: Fiftlie one & 
twentie Leayes at Hoowbrooke. 

On the Northe Side^: on Redlande furlounge tow ridges: on 
breatche Furlonge three ridges: on Little furlounge one ridge: 
on outlounglande one ridge: Tow ridges shootinge into 
Chesterton hill: on the Furlonge called Easte & Weaste one 
ridge: on the furlounge called neyther East & Weast one 
Ridge: on mixte Lande Foore ridges: one Ridge on Red- 
lande: on Brodsitche Furlounge tow ridges: one ridge in the 
meadowe hoole: one ridge at Simons thornes: on Hawkes Loe 
two ridges: on greylande tow ridges: on Wollande one ridge: 
on Bremson two ridges: Tow hadlands one at the vpper ende 

' Written in an italic hand. 


of redlande, & the other at the vpper ende of Bremson. 
Layes on this northside not in tillage, first one at Broodsitche 
yate w*^^ a sidelinge to yt: secondelie an other sidelinge called 
mixte lande: thirdlie tow shootinge into y^ meadowe: Fourthlie 
Foore Hadlands on Fosse: Fiftlie tow Leayes on Fosse: these 
on the yarde Lande. Peeces not of the yarde lande of this 
Northside: A Companie of knowne barrayne Leayes on the 
outside of the Fielde called Brimson. There is also in the 
meadowes eighte places of the moundes about them beloung- 
inge to the yarde Lande, whereof Seaven are Joyned, & 
Lye w**" William Hyornes moundes, & the eighte is at the 
ende of thorney doole w^*" Bradshawes halffe yardelande, & 
w*** Thomas Greenes quarterne, & Thomas Neiles quarterne. 
There is also (as appeareth by a Terrierre made in partche- 
mente vnder the hande of M'' Smarte sumtyme Parson there 
bearinge date 1586) depasturinge For tenne beastes From the 
thirde daye of Maye vntill the Foortenthe of September: And 
as he the saide M'' Smarte in the saidde Terrierre saith his 
Predecessors Lett the same to the Farmar for tenn shillings a 
yeare. This Terrierre is made By Commaundemente giuen at 
the Visitation of the most Reuerende Father in God George^ 
the Lorde Archbishoppe of Canterburie his grace Keepte at 
Warwicke Ann° : Dom : 1 6 1 6 : Dated y^ 20 : of Januarie 1 6 1 6 : 
Per me Radulphum Lees Rector ibidem:- Thomas Mason y 
owdest man of the parishe there: Thomas fletcherre a frey- 
houlder there: Thomas Palmer: John Reynolds William 
Jeacocks Churchewardens w^^ others. 

By me Thomas Smith Thomas Fletcher written 

senior with my owne hand. 

Thomas X Masons William X Jeacocks 

marke marke 

John X Reynolds 

^ George Abbot. 

^ Ralph Lees was instituted to the rectory on 24 January 1602/3 (Dugdale, i. 
492), and .emained rector until his death in 1643 (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 33, f. 29'^). 


A tarrior of the Parsonage of Lighthorne with the [No. 119 d] 
Appurtinances theirunto belonging, the mansion 
house a Haull Parlow Buttery three Chambers 
aboue them a Kitching and Dayhous a Douehous 
and Tythe Barne a Barne and Stable vnder one 
Roofe a Carthouse a Houell and Hoggsty a Closse 
Horchyard garden & Court. 

Southside of the Town Tyllage this year following Anno 

Domini 17 14. 
Imprimis a peece of Layes in Mustowe & Lvi, William Harber 
East Richard Hunt west. 

Item One Ley on the East side the peece Henry Palmer west 
William Harber East. 

Item One Ley on the west side the peece Joseph Olorencha on 
both side. 

Item One Acre of Lays on the west sid the peece William 
Green East Thomas Webb west. 

Item On Shadwells one Ley buting into Mustow Lane William 
Green East Tho. Mason west. 

Item One other Ley in the same furlong William Green west 
Mary Townsend East. 

Item One other Ley in the same furlong Henry Palmer west 
W^illiam Green East. 

Item One hade Ley Buting East and west William Green 

Item One Ley next force hedg Joseph Olorencha East. 
Item One pyke Ley next force hedg Joseph Olorencha East. 

Item One Ley in Long Shadwell William Glaze west Joseph 

Olorencha East. 

Item One hadeland in Shortbandforlong Joseph Olorencha 


Item One other Land in Shortbandforlong Joseph Olorencha 

west William Green East. 

Item in Longbandfurlong one hadland William Green North. 

Item One other Land in the same Joseph Olorencha North 

Thomas Mason South. 

Item One fither buting towards Mustow Joseph Olorencha 

East Richard Hunt west. 


Item One Land in ouer Brierfurlong Joseph Olorencha East 
Henry Palmer west. 

Item One other Land in the same Thomas Mason west William 
Green East. 

Item One other Land in the same Henry Palmer west William 
Green East. 

Item in Lower Brierfurlong one hadeland William Green East. 

Item in the same one other Land William Mearce west Joseph 
Olorencha East. 

Item in the same vii Lands together next the farme Ground 
Richard Hunt west. 

Item in Millfurlong one Land Richard Hunt west William 
Green East. 

Item one other Land in the same Joseph Olorencha on Both 

Item one other Land in the same William Green East Thomas 
Webb west. 

Item one other Land in the same Thomas Mason west Joseph 
Olorencha East. 

Item One Land in gorbred Richard Hunt west Mary Town- 
send East. 

Item One other Land in the same William Harber west William 
Green East. 

Item One other Land in the same Joseph Olorencha west 
William Harber East. 

Item one fither in the same Richard Hunt west Joseph 
Olorencha East. 

Item one Land Buting towards Stonyford Gate next Hillfield 
William Green East. 

Item one Ley one the same Henry Palmer west Joseph Olo- 
rencha East. 

Item in Vper Walforlong one Land Henry Palmer west Joseph 
Olorencha East. 

Item one other in the same William Green East William Harber 

Item in Lower Walfurlong one Land Joseph Olorencha west 
William Green East. 

Item in Walforlong one thoroute Land Joseph Olorencha on 
Both sides. 


Item in Slade furlong one Land Thomas Mason west William 
Green East. 

Item in Slade furlong one other Land Henry Palmer west 
Joseph Olorencha East. 

Item One other Land in the same Thomas Mason west 
William Green East. 

Item One other Land in the same Thomas Mason west Joseph 
Olorencha East. 

Item One other Land in the same William Harber west William 
Green East. 

Item On furside slade a hadeland William Green East. 

Item One other Land in the same Thomas Mason west Joseph 
Olorencha East. 

Item One other Land in the same William Jeacocks west 
William Green East. 

Item one other Land in the same Joseph Olorencha one Both 


Item one other Land in the same William Jeacocks west 

William Green East. 

Item one other Land in the same Thomas Mason west Joseph 
Olorencha East. 

Item in hale one side Land William Green South. 

Item one other Land in the same Joseph Olorencha on both 


Item one fither Land in the same William Harber North 
William Green south. 

Item On Caudle hill one hade Land William Green North. 

Item On Middle furlonge one hadland Joseph Olorencha 

Item One other Land in the same William Mearce west Henry- 
Palmer East. 

Item One other Land in the same W^illiam Jeacocks west 
William Green East. 

Item One other Land in the same W' illiam Green west Joseph 
Olorencha East. 

Item On Chadshunt broke one Land Richard (Hunt) west 
Joseph Olorencha East. 

Item One other Land in the same Thomas Mason west William 
Green East. 


Item One other Land in the same Joseph Olorencha west 
Henry Palmer East. 

Item One other Land in the same William Mearse west 
William Green East. 

Item One other Land in the same Richard Hunt west Joseph 
Olorencha East. 

Item Above the Farmers Clay peece a peece of xx Lands and 

three Lands joyning to the Clay peece Joseph Olorencha on 

the East side of them all. 

Item on Longland one Land Mary Townsend west William 

Green East. 

Item one other Land in the same William Glaze west Joseph 

Olorencha East. 

Item one other Land in the same Mary Townsend west 

William Green East. 

Item Buting into the Towne one Land Joseph Olorencha East 

Thomas Mason west. 

Item One other Land in the same William Green East Joseph 

Olorencha west. 

Item One other Land in the same Joseph Olorencha East 

Thomas Mason west. 

Item One other Land in the same William Green East William 

Jeacocks west. 

Item One Little Lott of ground at William Jeacocks Gate 

Henry Palmer west. 

North side of the Towne Cornefield this year Following 

Anno Domini 17 14. 
Imprimis a peece of Leyes in Bremson Hole xlv belonging to 
the Parsonage William Harber west Mary Townsend East. 
Item on force Leys one hadeley butting in the Lower ground 
Joseph Olorencha East. 

Item one hadeland on meadow hills William Green North. 
Item one hadeley buting into force way Joseph Olorencha 

Item One hadeley butting into Lamcutt William Green North. 
Item One Ley next the New Gate William Green East. 
Item One hadeley buting south and north Joseph Olorencha 


Item One hadeley butting into Lowerwooland Joseph Olo- 
rencha north. 

Item One Ley butting into forsway Thomas Mason south 
William Green north. 

Item One sideling below Redland Gate William Green north. 

Item One Ley and sideling below bradseech stile next the 
Farm William Green north. 

Item in bremson hole one hadeland Joseph Olorencha west. 

Item in bremson hole one fither Joseph Olorencha west Thomas 
Mason East. 

Item one Land buting towards force Leys Thomas Webb south 
Joseph Olorencha north. 

Item one Butt in wooland William Green west William Harber 

Item One Land in Hoxland Joseph Olorencha north William 
Harber south. 

Item One Land in meadow hole William Mearce west William 
Green East. 

Item One Land in Simmons Thorns William Mearce south 
William Green north. 

Item One Land in Readclift Richard Hunt south Joseph 
Olorencha north. 

Item One Land in Grayland next the mear Joseph Olorencha East. 

Item in Readland a hadeland Joseph Olorencha North. 

Item One other hadeland at the uper'end end of Redland 
Joseph Olorencha East. 

Item in Broad Seech one fither William Harber west William 
Green East. 

Item one Land in the same Richard Hunt west Joseph 
Olorencha East. 

Item in Mixland one Land William Mears south Joseph 
Olorencha north. 

Item One other Land in the same Thomas Webb south William 
Green north. 

Item One other Land in the same Richard Hunt south Joseph 
Olorencha north. 

Item in vpper east and west one hadeland Joseph Olorencha East. 

Item in Lower east and west one hadeland Joseph Olorencha 


Item vp the hill a hadeland William Glaze north. 

Item one Land in the same furlong Thomas Mason south 

William Green north. 

Item on Chesterton hill one Butt Henry Palmer south William 

Green north. 

Item on Blakes one fither Thomas Webb north Joseph 

Olorencha south. 

Item one sideland Buting into the wood William Green East. 

Item one Land in Copthorne Joseph Olorencha north Thomas 

Webb south. 

Item in Flax butts one Land William Green north Mary 

Townsend south. 

Item one Lay at hill end Joseph Olorencha on both sides. 

Item in Horsbarrels one Land Joseph Olorencha on both sides. 

Item one other Land in the same Thomas Webb west William 

Green East. 

Item one other Land in the same Joseph Olorencha on both 


Item one Land in Horsbarrels gaull Joseph Olorencha west 

William Green East. 

Item in fordfurlong one Land Joseph Olorencha west William 

Green East. 

Item in Shortland one Butt William Mearce west Joseph 

Olorencha East. 

Item one other Butt in the same Joseph Olorencha west William 

Green east. 

Item one other Butt in the same Joseph Olorencha on both sides. 

Item one Cross stones one hadland William Green north. 

Item on Long stones one hadland Joseph Olorencha East. 

Item Butting into the Town one Acre Mary Townsend west 

Joseph Olorencha East. 

Item one Land in the same William Jecocks west William 
Harber Ea'ot. 

Item in Cattsbrayne one butt William Glaze south Joseph 
Olorencha north. 

Item one other Butt in the same Richard Hunt south William 
Green north. 

Item one Land in Strongland Henry Palmer south Joseph 
Olorencha north. 


Item one other Land in the same William Harber south 
William Green north. 

Item one Land in Spurchland William Green north Mary 
Townsend south. 

Item one other Land one same Joseph Olorencha on both sides. 
Item one Litlewell furlong one hadeland Joseph Olorencha 

Item one Ley butting thereon Henry Palmer north William 
Green south. 

Item on Bretch one Land Richard Hunt west Joseph Olorencha 

Item one other Land on the same Thomas Webb west William 
Green East. 

Item one other Land on the same Thomas Webb west Joseph 
Olorencha East. 

Item one Land in out Longland William Harber south Joseph 
Olorencha north. 

Item on Ridland one Land William Green south William 

Harber north. 

Item one other Land on the same Mary Townsend south 

Joseph Olorencha north. 

Item in Hobrooke a peece of Leys xxi joyning to Kingson 


[The terrier continues as a copy of the last paragraphs of the [On the done] 

terrier of 1585—6, from 'This yeard Land the Glibe Hath . . .' 

to 'where they Lye as is aforesaid', except for the difference 

noted in n. i, p. 146, above. It concludes:] 

This Glebe Land is now in the Occupation of William Green 

and Thomas Mason juni'' 

made vewed Ratified and Alowed 

by vs witnesses hereunto 

R. Barnet Rector^ 

Thomas Webb ) /-i 1 ^■ 

^, ,, } Churchwardms 

Ihomas Mason j 

Thomas Mason seni'' William Harbert 

William Green William Mearce 

W^illiam Glaze William Jeacocks 

^ Richard Barnett, B.A. (see Venn), was instituted to the rectory in October 
1707 and remained rector until his death in 1715 (Wore. Bp.'s Reg. 34, ff. 92, 


Places for which no county is specified are in Warwickshire. Alderminster, 
Newbold-on-Stour, Shipston-on-Stour, Tidmington, and Tredington, formerly 
in Worcestershire, were transferred to Warwickshire in 193 1. Field and minor 
names in each parish are indexed under the form which appears in the latest 
terrier, with variants arranged alphabetically. 

chwn = churchwarden 

Abbot, George, archbishop of Canter- 
bury 161 1-33, xvi, 148; his visita- 
tion articles, xviii. 

Abraham, Richard, 69 n. 

— William, of Wingrave (Wingate), 
Bucks., gent., 69. 

Addams, Thomas, 5. 

Ailstone, see Atherstone-on-Stour. 

Ainge, Francis, 57, 58. 

— Thomas (Bishopton), 56. 

— Thomas, chwn of Bidford 1 7 1 4, 46. 

— William, 56. 
Alcester, 1-2, 14. 

Alcester heath, 2. 

Beuchampe Court, 2. 

Bennettes close, 2. 

Bottres, 2. 

Clarden bridge, 2. 

Cockmoore meadow, 2. 

Grasse close, 2. 

the Grove, 2. 

Kinges Coughton Great meadow, 2. 

— Nether field, 2. 

the Moore, i. 

Lott acre, 2. 

Priory mill, 14. 

Rivers syde close, 2. 

Shepheardes close, 2. 

Spittle brook, 2. 

the Trenches, 2. 

Town end, 14. 

Tyeth corner, 2. 

Weeks lane, 2. 

Wixford road, 2 n. 

bridges, see Clarden bridge above 

and Gunings bridge <2W Oversley 

bridge under Arrow, 
rectors, see Thomas Powell, John 

Alcock, John, 63, 64. 

Alcox, William^ 12. 

Alderminster, Aldermarson, Alder- 

mynster, Worcs., 3—9. 
Alderminster farm, 5, 6, 8-9. 
Beane close, 6. 
Broad meadow, 5. 
Eatenton, Ettyngton meadow, 5, 8. 
Farm grounds, 7. 
Goldicote, li. 
— farm, 6, 8. 
Hay meadow, 5. 
Home, Whome field, 5, 6. 
Stratford road, 7. 
Upthrop, Uptroup farm, 7, 8. 
Vicars close, leasows, 5, 6, 7. 
churchwardens, see William Bolton, 

Richard Collett, John DoUat, 

William Fenton, Thomas Jorden, 

Robert Phyppes. 
curate, see Thomas Pickringe. 
patron, the Crown, 3. 
vicars, see William Dedicote, Francis 

Merchant, Richard Stock, John 

Alkerton, Thomas, chwn of Bidford 

Allen, John (Arrow), 16. 

— John (Exhall) 1585, 89, 90. 

— John (Exhall) 1714, 95. 

— Thomas, 89, 90. 

— Widow, 93. 
Alne, Aln river, 14. 

Alne, Great, Round Alne, Rownd, 
Rowne Awne, 130-2, 137-9. 
Alcester poor's land, 137. 
Alne, Awne gate, waste, 130, 131, 

Callow, Callowe field, 132, 137. 
Cawdell close, 131. 
Church hill, — furlong, 132, 137. 


Alne {contJ.) 

Church way, 132, 137. 
Copthorn, Coppthorne, Copthorne 
bush, field, furlong, piece, 132, 


Dry grounds, 137. 

Hay meadow, 138. 

Heathie furlong, 132. 

Highway furlong, 137. 

the Hill, Little Hill, 137. 

Hogshead field, 132 n. 

horseroad to Little Alne, 138. 

Iron hade. Nether and Over fur- 
longs, 132, 137. 

Meale pit, 132. 

Millhams, Mille hammes, 131,138. 

Plaster pits, 137. 

Redd furlong, 132. 

Ridgeway, Ridgewaie, Ridgway 
field, furlong, liin., 131,132, 138. 

Ritham pit, 132. 

Shittenhill, Great and Little, Shitt- 
nells furlong, 132, 138. 

Woodhousen, Woodhowsen, 131, 

137, 138- 
Wythie furlong, 137. 

churchwardens, see Oliver Greene, 
Benjamin Haynes, Nicholas 

manor of Great Alne, 129, 131, 138. 

see also Kinwarton. 
Alvechurch, Worcs., rector, see Wil- 

ham Thornhill. 
Alveston, Aulston, 4, 9-12, loi n. 

Aulston meadow, 10. 

Church close, 1 1 n. 

Crabtrey or Windmill field, 10. 

Grass, Grasse close, 9, 1 1 n, 

the Hame meadow, 1 1 . 

the Heath field, 10. 

the Mills, 10, 12. 

Newe bridge field, 10. 

Oakill, Okhill meadow, 9, 11 n. 

the Pasture or Newe inclosure, 10. 

Radnell field, 10. 

Ridges field, 10. 

Rie field, 10. 

Rowley field, 10. 

Tiddington, Tyddingeton meadow, 

— corner meadow, 9. 

West field, 10. 

Windmill or Crabtrey field, 10. 

churchwardens, see WiUiam 
Hastings, Thomas Hichins, 
Thomas Husserd, Wilham Tay- 
ler, Thomas Welles, WiUiam 

patron, see Thomas Wilson. 

vicars, see Robert Dowlie, Nicholas 
Knolles, Wilham Preston. 
Ambrose, Henry, vicar of Bidford 

1605-25, 43 n. 
Archer, Archard, Orchard, Andrew 

of Umberslade esq. (d. 1629), 


— Nicholas, 1 24. 
Arden, 1-lv. 
Arnold, Edward, 105. 

— John, 105. 
Arrow, 12-16. 

Bowers or Martins close, 14. 

Calcotts grounds, 15. 

Clardon, Clardon bridge meadow, 

2n., 14, 15 n. 
Cockshoot close, 15. 
Dirhpp hills, 14. 
Dowles meadow, 15 n. 
East field, 1 5 n. 
Great East fields, 14. 
the Grove or Groves close, 14. 
Gunings bridge, 14. 
Home ground, 14. 
Kinsale meadow, 14. 
Lady meadow, 14, i 5 n. 
Lay meadow, i 5 . 
Lay tons house, i 5. 
the Lodge grounds, 15. 
Martins or Bowers close, 14. 
Middle close, 14. 
Oak close, 14. 
Oversley bridge, 14. 

— Court, 2, I 5. 

— green, 14, 15 n. 

— mill, 2 n., 14, I 5. 

— woods, I 5. 

Aliens of the Wood, Smyths 

of the Wood farms, i 5 . 
the Park grounds, 15. 
Rams closes, 14. 
RoUshall or Rosul house, 15. 

— lane, 14, 15. 


Arrow {contd.) 

Tarkingtons grounds, 14. 
Trench lane, 14. 
Well meadow, 14. 
Winyard close, 14. 
churchwardens, see William Turner, 

William Yeate. 
constabulary of Arrow, 13. 

— of Oversley, 13, 15 n. 
manor of Arrow, 13. 

— of Oversley, 14, 15 n. 

— of Ragley, 1 3 . 

rector, see Richard Jenings. 

Arrow, river, 2 n., 14. 

Ascoll, John the elder, 73. 

Ashcomb, Captain, 46. 

Ashworthe, Thomas, 98. 

Askew, Askewe, John, chwn of Lap- 
worth 17 14, 141. 

— Robert, chwn of Lapworth 1617, 


— Wilham, 140. 

— Mrs. (Great Alne), 137. 
Aspley manor, see Wixford. 

Aston Cantlow, Cauntlowe, Cantloe, 
16-20, 129, 131. 
Aston farm, 17, 18, 20. 

— mill, 18, 20. 

Clay, Claye, Cleigh furlong, 18, 19. 

— hill furlong, 18, 19. 

Copell, Copame meadow, 17, 18, 

Corecroft, Call croft, 17, 18, 19. 
Fence furlong, 18, 19. 
Horse meadow field, 19. 
Little Alne, 18, 19. 
Middle furlong, 18, 20. 
Mill hill, 18, 20. 
Moor, More Little hill furlong, 1 8, 

the Moors, 19. 
Moseland, Moselande furlong, 18, 

Mussmere, Mussemere furlong, 18, 

Paper mill 1748, 17 n. 
Ridge way field, 18, 19, 20. 
Shelfield, Shellfield, 18, 19. 

— park, 17. 

Sidenham ford 1748, 17 n. 
Stonepitts, Stonepittes, 18, 19. 

Sty, Stie furlong, 18, 19. 

Upper field, 18. 

Vicaridge pleck, 17. 

White furlong, 18, 19. 

curate, see John Meare. 

churchwardens, see Edward At- 
wood, Thomas Dunne, William 
Greene, Thomas Mandor, Robert 
Wheaham, Thomas Wheigham. 

patroness, see EHzabeth Parker, 
Lady Morley. 

vicars, see Thomas Clerk, Roger 
Hughes, Richard Wright. 
Aston, Richard, chwn of Halford 

1617, 98, 100. 
Atherstone-on-Stour, Atherston-upon- 
Stoure, Atherston, 20-23. 

Ailston, Aylson, Aylston fields, 23. 

— meadow, 21, 22, 23. 

Atherstone Hill farm, 23 n. 

Churchill, Upper, 23. 

Colchesters close, 23. 

Coneygrees, 23. 

Cross lays, 23. 

Doals, Long and Short, 23. 

Furzen ground, 23. 

Gaily Howk, 23. 

Great furlong, 23. 

Homestall, 22. 

Homestede, 23. 

Little furlong, 23. 

Long close, 23. 

Mage font brook, 21. 

Middle Dines meadow hedge, 23. 

Parsons close, piece, 23. 

Salmons meadow, 23. 

Yeates close, meadow, 23. 

churchwardens, see George Clarke, 
William Field, Thomas Freeman, 
WiUiam Haszard, Thomas 
Hurdis, Henry Morrell, John 
Morrell, Henry Palmer. 

rectors, see John Rogers, Richard 
Saunders, Richard Wright. 
Attwood, Atwood, Edward, chwn of 

Aston Cantlow 1585, 17. 

— Mr. (Great Alne), 137, 138. 

— Mrs. (Cherington), 80, 81. 
Austen, William, 126. 

Avon, river, li-lvi, 11, 43, 45, 49, 
52, 94- 



Bachiler, Robert, chwn of Honington 

1617, 117. 
Bacon, Andrew, chwn of Charlecote 


— Henry, 74. 

— Sir Nicholas, kt., lord keeper of the 
great seal (1507-79), 89. 

Badson, Father, 50. 

— Francis, 53. 
Baker, Thomas, 12. 
Balden, Thomas, 60. 
Banburie, Richard, 31. 

Banbury, Oxon., churchwardens, xxiii. 
Barcheston, Bercheston, 4, 24-26. 
Barcheston grounds, 24, 25. 

— clyfFe, 24. 

— leasow, 24, 25. 
Beanehill close, 24. 
Cherington way, 24, 26. 
Clenkelandes, 24. 

the Medway, 26. 

Rownd hills, 25. 

Twelve acre dole, 24. 

Water furlong alias Water furrows, 

Willington field, meadow, 24, 25. 
Wood way, 24. 
churchwardens, j-^i? Thomas Walker, 

John Wright (Right), 
rectors, see Robert Hill, Thomas 

Barford, Barforde, 4, 26-32. 
Acreman furlong, 31. 
Aldrum field, gap, meadow, moor, 

30. 31- 
Ashborn butts, 28. 

Black heath, — side, 29, 30. 

Brandard furlong, 28. 

Brecaridge furlong, 29. 

Broad Mary hades furlong, 28. 

Broad way hades furlong, 27. 

Butt furlong, 31. 

Cawdell bank, 32. 

Cookbills pit furlong, 29. 

Cotsloe furlong, 28, 31. 

Cross Tuller, 28. 

Debben, Debdil, Debdill, Debdin, 

30, 32; — side, 32. 

— and Litchslade, 30. 

Frigillhurst, 29. 

Ingsly bank, furlong, 27. 

Lemmon furlong, 31. 

Litchslade furlong, 30. 

Lodge field, — side, 30, 32. 

Lodge meer furlong, 30. 

Long Heath furlong, 29, 32. 

Mar corner, 32. 

Midle furlong, 29, 30. 

Mrs. Withies furlong, 28. 

Monuments pit furlong, 30. 

Oak piece, 32. 

Parsons headland, leasow, piece, 29,. 

Pewterers piece, 32. 

Plesthast highway, 31, 32. 

Ridill, RydoU furlong, 29. 

Sandy way, 3 1 . 

Shaves furlong, 28. 

Shortnight furlong, 30. 

Short piece, 3 1 . 

Shortwit butt furlong, 28. 

Smithy furlong, 28. 

Stanbrook, 30. 

Stanthill field, furlong, 28, 29. 

Stony furlong, 28. 

Sturch furlong, 29. 

Tenter butt furlong, 28. 

Turnings way field, 29. 

Watchbury, Westbury hill field, 28, 

— hill furlong, 28, 

Welches corner, 32. 

Westham, — meadow, 27, 28, 31,. 

Whitemore furlong, 30. 

Woo furlong. Long and Short, 27,. 

churchwardens, see Richard Bhck 

1585, Richard Blick 1684, John 

patron, see Andrew Ognel. 
rectors, see John Cragge, Richard 

Barker, A. M., xix n. 

— Robert, rector of Exhall 1571- 
1604, 89, 90. 

Barlichway hundred, 1. 
Barnett, Barnet, Joseph, 105. 

— Martha, 105. 

— Richard, rector of Lighthorne 
1707-15, 155. 

Bartlet, Rowland, 21. 



Barton-on-the-Heath, Barton super le 
Heathe, Barton uppon the 
Heathe, 4, 32-38. 

Axe headland, 37. 

Blackman furlong, 37. 

Brier furlong, 37. 

Compton Coates, 36. 

— field, 35. 

— Little, field, 3 5 . 
Deadmans slade, 36. 
Farmecombe, 36. 
Farme headland, 37. 
Fowke gore furlong, 35. 
Fox holes, 38. 

Gibbs sidlonge, sidling furlong, 35. 
Grasmaur hill, 37. 
Greate meadow, 36. 
Grove corner, 36. 

— Upper, 38. 

Horsleys, Horseleyes, — close, 35, 

Howe meadow, 36. 

Leynersuch, 36. 

Longe furlong, 36. 

Long Kexhill, 36. 

Madaker furlong, 37. 

Medleyes, 36. 

Midlehill furlong, 35. 

More leyes, 38. 

the Mores, 37. 

Oate hill, 37. 

Robins slade, 37. 

Sharplandes, Nether and Upper, 

Sheephowse Knoppole, 38. 
Smithmeade meadow, 36. 
Stainehill, Steinhill, 37. 
Stein ford way, 37. 
Stepne hill, 37. 
Stowe way, 3 5 . 
Wen furlong, 36. 
West hill furlong, 37. 
White furlong, Long and Short, 35. 
churchwa-dens, see Edward Lam- 

berte, John Lambert, John 

Savage, Thomas Vade. 
patron, see William Burye. 
rectors, see Richard Briscoe, William 

Baylis, George, 45. 
— William, chwn of Bidford 17 14, 46. 

Bearley, Bearly, 38. 
Bearly grove, 38. 
Chappel yard, 38. 
churchwarden, see Robert Ellen, 
curate, see Thomas Lees. 
Beaudesert, Beudesert, Beudeserte, 
Bewdesart, 38-42. 
Blackford, Blacford bridge, 39, 40, 

— close, 39. 
the Parke, 42. 

— Little, 39. 

— meadow, 42. 
churchwardens, see Humphrey 

Gressingham, John Harvy, 
Richard Hauthorn, Edward 
Hiccox, Thomas Petsford, Lionel 
curate, see Roger Smythe. 
rectors, see John Elly, John Stock- 

Beaumont, Miss Olga, xii n. 

Beden alias Mason, William, 24. 

Bedman, John, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95. 

Bellamy, William, 105. 

Bellers, Bellors, John (Alcester), 2. 

— John (Aston Cantlow), 19, 20. 
Beresford, M. W., xii. 
Bergavenny, Bergevenny, Lord, see 

George Neville. 
Best, John {fl. 1 641), xii. 
Bevington, Beavington, Christopher, 


— Jeffrey 1635, 117. 

— Jeffrey 171 5, 120. 

— Richard, sidesman of Honington 
1635, 118, 119. 

— Robert, 118, 119. 

Bidford, Bydford, Bydforde, 43-46. 
Avon highway, 43, 46. 
Bidford Lower field, 46. 

— Upper field, 46. 
Bitten brook, 45. 
Boudend, 45. 

Broom, Brome, Broome, Kinges 
Broome, 43-45, 90, 92, 94, 95. 

— Cross, 44. 

— fields, 43, 44, 45. 
Churchway, Churchwaye, 43, 44, 

45» 46. 
Cowpaster, 45. 



Bidford {contd.) 
Downs, 45. 
Fernclose, 45. 
footway to Alcester, 45. 

— to Salford, 45. 

Frog, Frogge lane, 43, 45. 
Gastons field, 45. 
Grafton highway, 44, 46. 
highway from Martcleeve, 45. 

— to Salford, 45. 

MarlclifF, Martcleeve, Marcleeve, 
43, 46, 94. 

— meadow, 43, 45. 

— Oxe meadow, 43, 46. 
Marriage field, 45. 
Nether Endes, 43. 
Small brook, 44, 45. 
Snake pole hedge, 45. 
Waterstall field, 45. 

Westland, Woosland hades, 43, 45. 

bailiff, see George Brandon. 

churchwardens, see Thomas Ainge, 
Thomas Alkerton, William Baylis, 
John Ewens, Bartholomew Pagett. 

vicars, see Henry Ambrose, John 
Billesley, manor, xxv, 

vicar, see Robert Spencer. 
Binton, Bynton, 47-56. 

Alcester way furlong, 50, 53. 

Cawdle meer, 52, 55. 

Church bank, 49, 53. 

Cleydon, Long and Short, 49, 51, 

52> 53. 55- 
Crofts, Crofte land furlong. Long 

and Short, 51, 55. 

Dirty acres, Ditch acre, 51, 55. 

Garsons, Garsones furlong, 51, 54. 

George Grays, George Cranes fur- 
long, 51, 54. 

Grange end, 51, 54- 

Gravels, Gravells furlong. Lower 
and Upper, 52, 55. 

Great furlong, 51, 54. 

Grub tree, Grubbe tree furlong, 50, 

Hearth, Hare furlong, 50, 53. 

Hollow, Hollowe brook furlong, 50, 

Homestall, 49, 52. 

Long Hoo, Long Howe, 50, 53. 

Lot, Lott meadow, 49, 52. 
Parsons Quarter meadow, the Quar- 
ter meadow, 49, 52. 
Path meer, 50, 53. 
Pit, Pitt furlong, 50, 54. 
Rickards, Rikardes furlong, 50, 53. 
Rushway, 50, 53. 
Seven land furlong, 51, 54. 
Short layes, 51, 55. 
Smithie dole, 52. 
Warwick way, 50, 53. 
Withie, Withy furlong, 51, 54. 
churchwarden, see Richard Richard- 


patron, see William Walter, 
rectors, see Edward Deane, James 
Sheppard, William Thaxton. 
Bird, Byrde, Alexander, 107. 

— William (Coughton), 86. 

— William (Haseley), 104. 
Birmingham Diocesan Registry, ix n. 
Bishop, Bisshop, Bisshope, Bisshopp, 

Barnabas, 59, 60, 61, 62. 

— Richard, 63, 64, 65. 
Bishopton, Bushopdesdon, Bushop- 

ton, Byshopton, 56-58. 
Blatherne field, 57. 
Broad Blatherne furlong, 57, 58. 
Breatche piece, 57. 
Clay field, 58. 
Cratherne furlong, 57. 
Dingles or Nether field, 58. 
Foard green, 58. 
Further Shelfield, 57. 
Hill field, 58. 

Himon, Hymon piece, way, 57. 
Nether field or Dingles, 58. 
Nunhils, Nunhills field, piece, 57. 
Over furlong, 58. 
Reddland furlong, 58. 
Tythe swathes, 58. 
Vicarage poles, 58. 
Wadland furlong, 57. 
Waterland piece, 57. 
Welcome meadow, 58. 
churchwardens,/^^ Edward Greene, 

Henry Smythe. 
curates, see John Phillips, Richard 

Blackwell, William (Alderminster), 5. 

— William (Haseley), 107. 





Bland, Richard, vicar of Honington 
1702-19, 120. 

Blandford, Walter, bishop of Wor- 
cester 1671-5, 65. 

Blick, Blike, John, 109. 

— Ralph, junior, chwn of Budbrooke 
1675, 67. 

— Richard, chwn of Bar ford 1585, 

26, 27. 

— Richard, chwn of Barford 1684, 

27, 31. 

Blisset, Mrs. (Budbrooke), 68. 

Blockley, deanery, ix. 

Bloom, J. H., 114 n. 

Bloxam, Robert, 137, 138. 

Blundell, John, 44. 

Boddington, Thomas, chwn of Charle- 

cote 1636, 74, 75. 
Bode, Rev. J. E. v., 118 n. 
Bolton, Boulton, Thomas, 5. 

— William, chwn of Alderminster 

1635^ 7- 

— William (Ilmington), 121 n. 
Bond, William, vicar of Budbrooke 

1575-88, 66 n. 
Bosward, Thomas, 95. 
Bote, Edward, rector of Cherington 

i572-<r. 1616, 78. 
Boultbee, Thomas, vicar of Salford 

Priors, xxvi. 
Bovey, Boovye, John, 2. 
Bradly, John, overseer of the poor of 

Ilmington 1 7 14, 121 n. 
Bradshawe, — (Lighthorne), 148. 
Brailes, Brayles, 59-65. 

— Lower, Nether, 59, 63. 

— Upper: Nether and Upper 
meadows, 59, 62, 65. 

Aston meadow hedge, — furlong, 


Between Towns quarter, 59 n., 63. 

Blackmiles, 64. 

Black, Blacke pits, 60, 63. 

Broad learow, 64. 

Broadmarch, Broade marsh, — fur- 
long, 60, 64. 

Brooks, Brookes piece, 61, 65. 

Burchinole, Birchinall, Burcinole, 


— Long, 60, 63. 

— slade, 60. 

Chemlscote (Chelmscote) hedge, 63. 

Churchway, — furlong, 61, 64. 

— Short, 64. 

the Down, Downe, 61, 64. 

Fulwell, 62. 

the Hale, Upperhale, 64, 65. 

the Harpe, 61. 

Hasgor slade, 59. 

the Hill, 62. 

High Hornell, 59. 

Horse brook lake, 61. 

Lace crofts, 59. 

Long furlong, 61, 63. 

Longnill, Longnell, 59, 64. 

Lott meadows, 62, 65. 

Middle [Pajiles, 61. 

Mill way, 59. 

the Moores, 61. 

Nathrupsway, Northrops way, — 
furlong, 60, 63. 

Nicholasses hedges, 64. 

Nole piece, 65. 

Norton, Noorton field, quarter, 59, 

Oate furlong, 59. 

Oldenbrink, 64. 

Pibblesden, 60. 

Pickedends, Picked Endes, — fur- 
long, 60, 63. 

Poornians state, 64. 

Puts, Putes headland, 60, 63. 

Reads quarter, 59 n., 63. 

Redhft, RedclifFe, 61, 64. 

Short Shernhill, Shirnill, 60, 63. 

Shipson highway, 65. 

Siches, the Sitches, 60, 63. 

Sidenhill, 65. 

Smallpale, Small pare, 61, 64. 

Sutton brook, 61, 62, 64. 

— hedge, 64. 

— highway, way, 61, 62, 64. 

— side quarter, 59 n., 64. 
Tamwell, 62. 

Trentham, Trent Ham, 61, 63. 
Vicars meadow, 59, 65. 
Weston Wood way, 60, 63. 
Whitehilles, 61. 
Winderton, Wynderton gap, 63. 

— lakes, 60. 

— lott meadow, 62. 
Wither slade, 60. 



Brailes {contd.) 
the Wood, 62. 
Short Woolland, 60, 63. 
churchwardens, see John Chapman, 
Edward Corbitt, Richard Hunt, 
Edward Milks, 
vicars, see WiUiam Cleeve, James 
Brandis, Richard, sidesman of Honing- 

ton 1635, 118, 1 19. 
Brandon, Charles, ist duke of Suffolk 
(d. 1545), 129 n. 

— George, bailiff of Bidford 1617,44. 

— George (Kinwarton), 1 3 3, 1 34» 1 3 5» 


— Richard, 43, 44. 

Bratt, John, vicar of Butlers Marston 

1605-19, 70, 71. 
Bray, Thomas, 105. 
Bree, Thomas, 108. 
Brent, Sir Nathaniel, kt. (1573?- 

1652), xvi. 
Briscoe, Richard, rector of Barton-on- 

the-Heath 1616.^-1661, 34, 38. 
Brittaine, William, 41. 
Brook, Lord, see William Greville. 
Broom, see Bidford. 
Brownent, Thomas, vicar of Honing- 

ton 1608-43, ^^7» ^i^' 119- 
Buck, Nicholas, of Claverdon, 84 n. 
Budbrooke, Budbrook, 65-68. 

Baxters leasows, 68. 

Dole meadows, 66, 68. 

Grove Park, 66, 68. 

— House, 68. 
Hassocks, 68. 
Highway close, 68. 

Higney, Little Higney hill, 66 n., 67. 
Norton Curleu, 66. 
Parsons piece, 66, 67. 
Stanks meadow, 68. 
Wedgnock lane, 68. 

— Park, 66, 68. 

Christian Celye's charity, 66 n. 

churchwardens, see Ralph Blick, 
junior, John Hawkes, Edward 
Hopkins, Edward Horley, Daniel 
Ranns, William Rogers. 

vicars, see WiUiam Bond, George 
Freckleton, Samuel Hawes, Fran- 
cis Lydiatt, Thomas Norton. 

Bufry, David, 1 10. 

Burbage manor, Bucks., 69 n. 

Burgoyne, Sir John, of Wroxall, bart., 

XXX n. 
Burmington, 4. 
Burn, Richard, Ecclesiastical law 

1760, xix, XXV, xxxiv. 
Burson, Richard, 89, 90. 
Burtnwood, Richard, chwn of Butlers 

Marston 1617, 70. 
Bury, Berye, Burye, John, chwn of 

Charlecote 17 14, 76. 

— Robert, gent., 33, 34. 

— William, gent., patron of Barton- 
on-the-Heath, 33. 

— Mr. (Barton-on-the-Heath), 36, 

37. 38- 
Bushel, Silas (Bidford), 46. 

— Silas (Exhall), 92, 93. 
Butler, Richard, 98. 
Butlers Marston, 69-71. 

Church way, 70. 

East end field, 70. 

the Lesowes, 71. 

West end field, 70. 

advowson, 69. 

churchwardens, see Richard Burtn- 
wood, William Glover, Wilham 
Marshall, Henry Tub. 

patroness, see Frances Woodward. 

vicars, see John Bratt, John Morse, 
Robert Raynebowe,RalphWright. 
Button, Humphrey, 2. 

Calcope, Thomas, 85. 
Calcott, Thomas, i 5 . 
Cale, Simon, 57, 58. 

— William, 28, 29, 30, 31. 
Cambridge, Christ's College, 142. 

King's College, 38n. 
Pembroke College, 142. 
Camden, Thomas, 91. 

— William, 93. 

Canning, Caning, Canninge, Can- 
nynge, George, 36, 37. 

— Richard, 126. 

Canterbury, archbishops, see George- 
Abbot, Thomas Cranmer, Williarai 
Laud, John Whitgift. 

Capell, Capill, Richard, 60, 61. 

— Mrs. (Brailes), 63, 64, 65. 



Capon, John, bishop of Salisbury 

1539-57. xix. 
Capp, John, 70. 

Carrington, Lady, see Anne Smith. 
Cathal, Thomas, 131. 
Caudwell, Cawdwell, William, rector 

of Lapworth, xxxiii, 139 n. 
Cawdrie, Arthur, 58. 
Chambers, John, rector of Spernall, 

— Thomas, of Studley esq., 112. 
Chapman, John, chwn of Brailes 17 14, 

Charelles, Francis, 49. 
Charlecote, Charlcott, Charlcotte, 
Charlecott, 4, 71-76. 

Beanam, Bename, 73, 74. 

Broken bridge hame, 74. 

Heybridge meadow, 75. 

Mells more meadow, 74. 

Mill meadow, 74. 

Mussell meadow, 74. 

Yorkes close, 73. 

churchwardens, see Andrew Bacon, 
Thomas Boddington, John Burye, 
James Lymbee, John Tewe. 

curate, see Zachary Clifton. 

patron, see Sir Thomas Lucy. 

vicars, see Samuel Graives, Richard 
Southam, Michael Walford. 
Chellingworth, Henry, chwn of 

Coughton 1 7 14, 88. 
Cheney, John, 109. 
Cherington, Cherrington, 4, 76-83. 

Abden, Nether, — quarter, 78, 79. 

Adley brook, 82. 

Archard close, 77. 

Band land, 80. 

Bar furlong, 80, 81. 

Barley hamme, 83. 

Bean ham, 81. 

Berry, Burye croft, hamme, 76, 79, 

Blindwell slade, 76, 80. 

Brooke furlong, 80. 

between Brookes, 76, 80. 

Brookside, 83. 

Bushoppes close, 77. 

Butt leys, — furlong, gap, 80. 

Carpenters leys, — furlong, 81. 

Church close, 83. 

Church meares, 83. 

— moores, mores, 77, 83. 
the Cliffe, ChfFe bank, 81. 
Cotshill, 77. 

Dagtail, 83. 

Dawmore quarter, 78. 

Dockey land, 82. 

Dry leyes, 82. 

Farm acre, 77. 

Farmcombe, 81. 

Frim yard slade, 81. 

Godsons close, 80. 

Grenwitche way, 77. 

Haslmorhill, 77. 

the Hill, Hill side, 78, 79, 83. 

Horaestall, 79. 

Hyornes close, 77. 

Infield, Great and Little, 79, 82. 

the Knapps, 80. 

Lear, Lier slade, 79, 82. 

Linge croft, 77. 

Little worth hill, 82. 

Locksford, Lokes foord, 76, 80. 

Long furlong, 77, 80. 

Longdowne, 83. 

Lott mead, 79. 

the Marshe, 77. 

Middle furlong, 81. 

Mill float, way, 80, 82. 

Moonhill, — quarter, 81. 

the Moores, Mores, 77. 

— Church, 77, 83. 

— Hollow, 8 1 . 

— Little, 77. 

North Bridge knapp, 81. 

Northill, 78. 

North side, 78, 79. 

Othill, 77. 

Pilzar, 8r. 

Presse furlong, 77. 

Round hills gate, 82. 

Rye furlong, 80. 

Seabridge quarter, 79. 

Shipston spade, 81. 

Shooebread, 82. 

the Sich, Great Syth, 79, 82. 

South hill. Sou thill, 78, 83. 

South, Sowthe side, 76, 78, 79. 

Stean furlong, 81. 

Sturt, 82. 

Sutton side quarter, 80. 



Cherington {contd.) 

Sutton way, 81. 

Syth, Great see Sich. 

Taylors gate, 82. 

Toddenham furlong, 81. 

Tomwell, 77. 

Turvins hedge, 83. 

Two Leyes Penn quarter, 82. 

West quarter, 78, 80. 

Weston leyes, 80. 

Wodway, 77. 

Woolan, Wollande, 76, 80. 

Wrangling mear, 81. 

churchwardens, see John Holtom, 
Thomas Mason, William Stoute, 
John Ward. 

rectors, see Edward Bote, Moulins 
Ingram, Thomas Rogers. 
Cheshere, Anthony, i . 
Clark, Clarke, Clerk, Clerke, George, 

chwn of Atherstone-on-Stour 17 14, 


— John, rector of Haseley 169 5-1 7 16 

and curate of Hatton, iion., 113. 

— John, vicar of Bidford 1712-58, 

— John, vicar of Pershore, Worcs., 
46 n. 

— Richard (Aston Cantlow), 20. 

— Richard, chwnof Haseley 1617, 107. 

— Sir Simon of Salford Priors, kt. and 
bart. (1579-1652), xxxi. 

— Thomas, chwn of Hampton Lucy 
1617, lOI. 

— Thomas, rector of Kinwarton 
1562— 1616 and vicar of Aston 
Cantlow, 16 n., 129, 131, 132. 

— Thomas, of Wroxall, yeoman, 

Claverdon, Clareden, Claredon, 84- 

chapelry of Norton Lindsey, 84 n. 

churchwardens, see John Coxe, 
Richard Eliot, John Hobdey, 
Roger Mathewes, Humphrey 

patron, the archdeacon of Wor- 
cester, 84, 85. 

vicars, see Robert Fynche, Edward 
Clayworth, Notts., xxiv. 

Cleeve, William, vicar of Brailes 1 7 1 1 — 

Clemson, Clempson, Thomas, 112. 
ChfFord Chambers, Glos. manor, 23. 
Clifton, Henry, 77 n., 105, 106. 

— Zachary, vicar of Wasperton 1 68 3— 
171 5 and curate of Charlecote, 
xxiii, 76. 

Clopton, Edward of Clopton esq. 

(1662-1728), 108, iro. 
Cockbill, Cookbill, Giles, 63. 

— Joseph, 29. 

Coldicote, Caldicote, Coldycott, Coli- 
cate, Richard, chwn ot Ilmington 
1617, 126. 

— WiUiam, chwn of Ilmington 161 7, 

— William, overseer of the poor of 
Ilmington 17 14, 121 n. 

— Widow, 123. 
Collett, Anthony, 5. 

— Richard, chwn of Alderminster 


CoUey, Thomas, vicar of Honington, 
114 n. 

Collier, Colier, Walter, chwn of Lap- 
worth 1714, 141. 

Collings, Colling, Thomas (Bidford), 


— Thomas (Exhall), 95. 

Combe, Wilham, of Stratford-upon- 
Avon esq. (i 586-1667), 58. 

— Mr. (Exhall), 91, 92, 95. 

— Mrs. (Bidford), 45. 

— Mrs. (Exhall), 92, 93. 
Combrook, Cumbroke, 4. 
Compton, Long, Compton longa, 4. 
Compton Scorpion, 122 n. 
Condover, Salop, xviii n. 

Conway, Lord, see Francis Seymour- 

— SirJohnofArrow,kt. (d.1603), I3n. 
Cookes, WiUiam, chwn of Haseley 

1714, 108, 109, no. 

— WiUiam (Hatton), 113. 
Cooper, Richard, 49, 50, 51. 
Cope, Samuel, 108, 109. 

Corbitt, Edward, chwn of Brailes 

1617, 62. 
Cotswolds, liv. 
CotteriU, John, 109. 



Coughton, Great Coughton, Cough- 
tone, Cowghton, 86-88, 131. 

Coughton Cock marsh, 135. 

— Cow pasture, xhx n., 14, 133. 

Great Coughton grounds, 2. 

Sambourne, 86 n. 

churchwardens, see Henry CheUing- 
worth, Richard Persons, Thomas 
Taylor, John Wilkes. 

patron, see Thomas Throckmorton. 

vicars, see Thomas Harford, Thomas 
Penford, Wilham Snell. 
Coventry Diocesan Registry, ix, x n. 
Coventry, Gilbert, 4th earl of Coven- 
try (d. 1720), 38. 
Cow per, Robert, 11. 
Coxe, John, chwn of Claverdon 1585, 

Cragge, John, rector of Barford 1583- 

1623, xxxi-xxxii, 26, 27. 
Cranmer, Thomas, archbishop of 

Canterbury 1533-56, xxix. 
Cresser, John (Arrow), 16. 

— John (Coughton), 88. 
Crofte, Edward, 62. 
Crofts, Mr. (Brailes), 64. 
Curtis, Curtess, Robert 1585, 115. 

— Robert 1616, 1 17. 

— William, 118, 119. 
Cutts, E. L., xxvii n. 

Dadley, Dudley, Benjamin, 108. 
Dalby, Dalbe, Dalbye, Edmund, 70. 

— Richard, 70. 

Dalton, Oliver of Henley-in-Arden, 

Davenport, Canon J., xi. 

Davids sling . . ., see Hutchins, Ed- 

Davie, Rev. — , 105. 

Davis, Davies, George, 63, 64, 65. 

— John, 59, 60, 62. 

— Mabel, 59, 60, 61, 62. 
Day, Edward, 80, 81, 82, 83. 

— Thomas, 77. 

Deane, Edward, rector of Binton 
1700-36, 56. 

Dedicote, WiUiam, vicar of Alder- 
minster 1631-54, 6, 7. 

Detheriche, Detherych, John, rector 
of Haseley 1570-94, 104, 105. 

Dickens, Dickins, Anthony, 80 n. 
Dickins, Margaret, born Tymes, 80 n. 

— William, 80, 81, 82, 83. 
Dickson, George, 91, 93, 95. 
Dirrand, William, 118, 119. 
Dollar, John, chwn of Alderminster 

1585^ 3- 
Dowlie, Dowley, Robert, vicar of 

Alveston 1609-24, 12. 

Dudley, Ambrose, earl of Warwick 
(1528.^-1590), patron of Beau- 
desert, 38. 

Dugard, George, 128. 

Dugdale, Sir William, kt. (1605-86), 

Dunne, Donne, Dun, Dunn, Andrew, 
27, 28, 29, 30, 31. 

— John, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. 

— Richard, 26, 27. 

— Thomas, chwn of Aston Cantlow 
1 7 14, 20. 

Durling, Edward, 138. 

Eades, Eedes, Edes, Eydes, George, 
chwn of Kinwarton 171 4, 133, 134, 

135. 136. 

— John (Ipsley), 128. 

— John (Warwick), 135 n. 

— Thomas, 8t). 

— William, rector of Kinwarton 
1705-24, previously vicar of St. 
Mary's, Warwick, xvii, xlv, 1 34, 

Eales, Thomas, 28, 30, 31. 

Earls Colne, Essex, xxix. 

Eberall, Ebburrall, Laurence, 107. 

— Robert, 103. 

Eden, Edden, Eddon, Richard, 124, 
125, 126. 

— Thomas (Brailes), 63. 

— Thomas of Sutton, 60, 6 1 . 
Edkins, Robert, 20. 

Edmunds, Edmundes, John, chwn of 
Ipsley 1 7 14, 128. 

— Thomas, chwn of Ipsley 1585, I26n. 
Edwardes, Nicholas, curate of Halford 

Egioke, John, of Edgiock, Worcs., 

gent., 127. 
Elkin, Wilham, 105. 
Ellen, Robert, chwn of Bearley 17 14, 3 8. 


Elley, John, rector of Lapworth i6i 3- 

33» HO- 
Ellin, John (Bidford), 46. 

— John (Exhall), 91, 94. 

Elliott, Eliot, Richard, chwn of Claver- 
den 1616/17, 86. 

— Thomas, 105. 

Ellv, John, rector of Beaudesert, 40 n. 
Elvins, Elvings, Mr. (Brailes), 63, 64. 
Ettington, Etington, 4, 33. 

— Lower, 32 n. 

Ewens, Ewins, John, chwn of Bidford 

— Mrs. (Bidford), 45. 
Exhall, 88-95. 

Ash piece furlong, 92. 

Avon, Avenhaye meadow, 90, 94, 9 5 . 

Bidford way, 93. 

Blechmoor, Long and Short, 93, 94. 

Blind well, 94. 

Broom Court pales, 94. 

Buff, Bove down, 90, 92. 

Deadmoor furlong, 93. 

— well furlong, 92. 
Deadsheer furlong, 93, 
Fern furlong, 93. 
Furzen hill, 93. 
Garson, 93. 

Gaunts furlong, 92. 
Goltus furlong. Lower, 93. 
Grafton moor hedge, 91. 
Hangings furlong, 92. 

— field quarter, 92. 
Hawcom meadow, 95, 
the Heath, 91, 92. 
Horse pool, 92. 

— field quarter, 91. 
Marriage hill, 94. 

— Lower, 94. 
Mill meer, 92. 
Pershore way, 92. 
Ragnill furlong, 91. 
Read furlong, 94. 
Rosehill furlong, 91. 
Rowse meadow, 90. 
Salford ford, 95. 
Sandhill, Lower, 93. 
Salthurst furlong, 93. 
the Sherves plat, 95. 
Shooters hill, — brake, 92. 
Stratford way, 92. 

Summer meadow, 94. 
Three penny drift, 95. 
Walkersam brook, 93. 
Waterstall field quarter, meer, pool, 

Wet piece, 92. 

Wickus furlong, hedge, 92, 93. 

Wilsall furlong, 93. 

Woodfield quarter, 91. 

churchwardens, see John Garret, 

John Robins, John Staples, Morris 

patron, the Crown, 89. 
rectors, see Robert Barker, William 

see also Wixford. 

Fairfax, Farefax, Fayrefox, Fearfox, 
Ferfax, Joseph, 28. 

— Robert (Barford), 26, 27. 

— Robert (Binton), 51. 

— Samuel, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32. 

— Thomas (Binton), 55. 

— Thomas (Ipsley), 127. 
Fawxe, Robert, 1 1 1 n. 
Feldon, 1-liv. 

Fell, John, bishop of Oxford 1675-86, 

— Mr. (Brailes), 64. 
Fenton, Richard, 3. 

— William, chwn of Alderminster 

.1585. 3- 
Field, John, 92, 93. 

— Robert, 112. 

— WiUiam, chwn of Atherstone-on- 
Stour 1617, 21. 

Finch, Fynche, Robert, vicar of 

Claverdon i 587-1629, 85 n., 86. 
Fisher, John, yeoman, 129 n. 

— Robert, yeoman, 129 n. 

Fletcher, Fletcherre, Thomas, 148. 

Folkingham, William, general sur- 
veyor of church glebes in Lincoln 
diocese, xxiii. 

Fordwich, Kent, xiii n. 

Fortescue, John, chwn of Ipsley 

1714, 128. 
Fosse way, see Halford, Lighthorne. 
Foster, Ralph, 34. 
Fowler, Robert, chwn of Honington 

1585. 115- 



Foxcote, see Ilmington. 

Fradon, Richard, sidesman of Halford 
1617, 100. 

Freake, Freke, Edmund, bishop of 
Worcester 1584-91, xv; named in 
terriers, 3, 9, 16, 32, 71, 88, 96, 
104, no, 114, 126, 128, 130. 

Freckleton, George, vicar of Bud- 
brooke, 66 n. 

Freeman, Thomas, chwn of Ather- 
stone-on-Stour 1635, 22. 

— William, 63. 

Frogmore, Mr. (Great Alne), 137. 
Fullford, Thomas, 2. 
Fullwoode, John, 18. 

Gardner, Edward, 77. 
Garret, Edward (Bidford), 45. 

— Edward (Exhall), 93, 95. 

— John, chwn of Exhall 1585,89,90. 
Gemmat, Samuel, vicar of St. Nicholas, 

Warwick, xvii. 
George, Francis 1616, 59. 

— Francis 1714, 65. 

— James, 61. 

— Nicholas, 124, 125. 

Gibbs, Gibbes, Gibs, Gybbes, Sir 
Henry, kt., patron of Honington 
1635, xxxi, 117, 118, 119. 

— John, 16. 

— Richard, 114. 

— Robert, patron of Honington 1585, 

— Thomas, 100. 

— William, 25. 
Gillam, John, 46. 

Glaze, William, 149, 152, 154, 155. 
Glover, William, chwn of Butlers 

Marston 1626, 70, 71. 
Godschalke, Joas, merchant, 21, 22. 
Godwin, Francis, bishop of LlandafF 

1601—33, xviii; his visitation articles 

1603, xxii. 
Goldsmith's Deserted Village 1770, 

Good, John, chwn of Ilmington 1 7 14, 

121 n. 
Goodman, Gabriel, dean of West- 
minster 1561-1601, 142. 
Goodwin, John, rector of Morton 

Bagot, xxxvi. 

Goodwin, Thomas, 54, 55. 
Gough, Robert, 88. 
Grafton, Temple, GrafFon, 44, 46, 90. 
Grafton, Andrew, 41, 42. 

— John, 40. 

Graives, Samuel, vicar of Charlecote 

c. 16 10-19, xl, 73 n., 74. 
Granger, Mr. (Cherington), 80, 81, 

82, 83. 
Grant, John, 75. 
Gray, H. L., xii, xlvi, hii. 

— Walter, archbishop of York 1215- 
55, xxxvii n. 

Greashold, Samuel, 109. 

Green, Greene, Grene, Grenne, 

Edward, chwn of Bishopton 1635, 


— George, 131, 132. 

— John (Ilmington), 1 2 1 n. 

— John (Lapworth), 141. 

— Isaac, 141. 

— Nicholas, 2. 

— Oliver 1585, 131. 

— Oliver, chwn of Great Alne 1617, 

— Oliver 1714, 138. 

— Richard (Alderminster), 5. 

— Richard (Ilmington), 121. 

— Thomas (Bishopton), 57, 58. 

— Thomas (Lighthorne), 148. 

— William, chwn of Aston Cantlow 
1617, 18. 

— William (Lighthorne), 149, 150, 
151, 152, 153, 154, 155. 

Greenhill, Nicholas, 132. 

— Wilham, 137, 138. 
G reeve, Thomas, 22. 
Gressingham, Humphrey, chwn of 

Beaudesert 1635, 41. 
Greville, Sir Fulke, ist Baron Brooke 
(1554-1628), 15 n. 

— William, 7th Baron Brooke (d. 
1727), 19, 20. 

Grimwade, H. N., xiv n. 
Grove, Henry, 105. 
Grymmett, Richard, 44. 
Guilsborough, Northampton, xx. 

Hadow, Wilham Thomas, rector of 

Haseley, 105. 
Haiden, Wilham, 109. 



Halford, Halforde, 4, 96-100. 
Anpit, Anpitt layes, leas, 97. 

— quarter, 99. 

Ballans, Ballance, Ballands furlongs, 

Long and Short, 96, 99. 
Bridge croft, 97, 99. 
the Brook (Brocke), 99. 
Deadchurle furlong, 96. 
Downe meadows, 97. 

— meadow hill, 97. 

Eathrin, Ethringes ditch, 97, 99. 
Fifteene, Fyfteene Acres, 96, 98. 
Fosse hill, Fosshill furlong, quarter, 

96, 98. 
Fulready, Fulreadee field, way, 96, 

the Hammes, Hambes, 97, 99. 

— Lower, 99. 

Henbrocke, Henbrooke, 97, 98. 

— ford, 96. 
the Hill, 97, 99. 

Honinggam, Hunnyngam, Hun- 
ingam street, sc. the Fosse Way, 
96, 99. 

Honington brook, 99. 

Idlicote, Idlicot brook, — furlong, 

97» 99- 
Lamcot hedge, 96, 98. 

Levecall, 96. 

Low furlong, 97. 

Midle, Mydle furlong, 96, 97, 99. 

Mill hambe, 97. 

Mornehill, Mournehill bushes, 

quarter, way, 97, 99. 

Myllcrofte, Milcroft, 97, 99. 

Oldigore, 96. 

Over meadow, 99. 

Parkhill, Parkehill furlong, 97, 99. 

Pibley ford, 97. 

Pillerton hill, path, 96, 99. 

Redclift, Readclift, 97, 99. 

Redlandes, Little furlong, 96. 

Rush furlong, 97. 

Short broode furlong, 97. 

Smere, Smeare furlong, 96, 97, 99. 

Stepnell, Stepenhill furlong, quarter, 

97» 99- 

the Stones, Stones furlong, 97, 99. 

Stonhill, Stanwell furlong, 96, 98. 
Stower furlong, 97. 
Towne meadow, 99. 

Townes end, 97. 
Well head, 98. 
Wheatland leas, 97. 
churchwardens, see Thomas Roose,. 

William Roose. 
curate, see Nicholas Edwardes. 
rector, see William Thornehill. 
sidesmen, see Richard Fradon, 

Walter Sou[th]ern. 
Halford, Francis, 45. 

— Robert (Halford) 1585, 98. 

— Robert the elder, chwn of Halford 
1617, 98, 100. 

— Mr. (Exhall), 93, 94. 

Hall, John, chwn of Honington 171 5, 

Hampton Lucy, Hampton Episcopi, 


Aulson meadow, way, 10 1. 

Benche hill, 100. 

Croe furlong, loi. 

Dunstall furlong, loi. 

Edgcrofte, loi. 

Fulbrooke hedge, loi. 

Gowte hill, hill pit, 100, lOl. 

Greene way, loi. 

Grovefield, loi. 

Hamptons wood, 28, loi. 

Hange mear, loi. 

High Ashe furlong, 100. 

Hobbyns piece, loi. 

Ipsam meadow, 10 1. 

Midle field furlong, 100. 

Oake way, lor. 

Parsons Elme, 10 1. 

Rush bed, 100. 

Shooters hill, loi. 

Single furlong, 100. 

Smalemore, loi. 

Welle head, loi. 

Whyte Cross, 100. 

chapelries, loi n. 

churchwardens, see Thomas Clarke, 

John Pigen. 
peculiar jurisdiction, loi n. 
rectors, see Richard Hill, Thomas 

Hancox, Hancocks, Foulke, gent., 40. 

— Thomas, 41. 

Hanmer, Humphrey, of Coughton, 131. 
Hanson, George, 127. 



Harber, Harbert, William, 149, 150, 
151, 152, 154, 155- 

Harbridge, Harbidge, William (Bid- 
ford), 44. 

— William (Ilmington), 121 n. 
Harford, Thomas, vicar of Coughton 

Harris, Harries, Christopher, 1 1 8, 1 19. 

— John, 139. 

— Richard, no. 

— Timothy, 59, 60. 

— Widow, 27. 

Harrison's Description of England 
1577, xxix. 

Harvey, Harvy, John, chwn of Beau- 
desert 1635, 41. 

— Richard, 113. 
Haseley, Haselye, 102-10. 

the Alders, 108. 

Alston Dames, Alson Dames close, 

102, 107. 
Barnefield close, 102. 
the Brook, 106. 
Broom, Broome fields, close, 102, 

106, 108. 
Cau tells yard, 103. 
Church lane, 106, 108. 
Coningrye, 102. 
Drapers field, 103, 106, 108. 
Ferlye, Ferley ground, 103, 107. 
Haseley close, coppice, 103, 106, 


— green, 103. 

— mill, 102, 103. 
Hay meadovi^, 108. 

Hill close or Hye field, 106, 108. 
Home close, 108. 
Hye field or Hill close, 106, 108. 
lane from Haseley church to Haseley 
mill, 102. 

— Haseley mill to Haseley green, 

Leans, 108. 

Lords meadow, 103. 

Mill field, lane, pool, 103, 106, 108. 

Neelers land, 109. 

New pool, 107. 

Pale field, 108. 

Shorts meadow, 103. 

Square close, 103, 106, 108. 

Wood field, 103. 

churchwardens, see Richard Clark, 
William Cookes, Thomas Smith, 
Thomas Wright, 
patrons, see Clement Throckmorton, 
Job Throckmorton, Katherine 
Throckmorton, widow, 
rectors, see John Clark, John Dethe- 
rych, William Thomas Hadow, 
Samuel Watson. 
Haselor, Haselar, Haselour, Hasler, 
14, 1 10-12. 
Haselour field, 14. 
Hedge close, in. 
Upton, 112. 
Vicarage close, 112. 
churchwardens, see Henry Hem- 
minge, Thomas Hemminge, 
Thomas Lane, William Petford. 
curate, see Robert Spencer, 
vicar, see Roger Hughes. 
Hasse, Thomas, 2. 
Hastings, William, chwn of Alveston 

1714, II n. 
Haszard, William, chwn of Atherstone- 

on-Stour 17 14, 23. 
Hatton, 103, 107, lion., 113. 
Broad meadow, 113. 
Shrewley, Shrowley, 113. 
Vicars dole, 113. 
Hatton, curate, see John Clark. 
Hawes, Samuel, vicar of Budbrooke 

1 667-1 702, xvii-xviii, 67. 
Hawkes, Hauxe, John, chwn of Bud- 
brooke 1753, 65 n. 

— Richard, 76, 77. 

Hawthorn, Hauthorn, Richard, chvvTi 
of Beaudesert 1631, 40 n., 41. 

— Thomas, i. 

Haynes, Haines, Hains, Benjamin, 
chwn of Great Alne 17 14, 139. 

— John, vicar of Honington 1584- 
93.?, 114. 

— William, 46. 

Heath, Geoffrey, rector of Oldberrow, 

— William, 105. 

Hemming, Heming, Heminge, 
Hemminge, Henry (Exhall), 91, 
92, 93, 94, 95. 

— Henry, chwn of Haselor 1585, 



Hemming, Nicholas, chwn of Great 
Alne 1617, 132. 

— Thomas, chwn of Haselor 1585, 

Henley-in-Arden, visitation held at, 

xvii, 133. 
Herbage, Thomas, 49, 50, 51, 52. 

— William, 53, 54, 55. 

Hiccox, Edward, chwn of Beaudesert 

c. 1620, 40. 
Hichcox, Humphrey, 60. 

— Miles 1616, 60. 

— Miles 1 7 14, 63. 

Hichins, Hichines, Richard, chwn of 
Honington 1585, 115. 

— Thomas, chwn of Alveston 16 17, 

Hierne, Hyorne, Thomas, 44. 

— WiUiam, 147, 148. 
Higgins, Higgens, John, 12. 

— Thomas, 1 1 . 

Hill, John, 49, 50, 51, 52. 

— Richard, rector of Hampton Lucy 
I 586-1636, 100, lOI. 

— Robert, rector of Barcheston i 572- 
1606 and Tredington, xxxii, 25. 

Hobbins, Hobbines, Hobbyns, John, 

— William (Binton) 1585, 49. 

— William (Binton) 1635, 50, 51, 

— William (Great Alne), 137, 138. 
Hobday, Hobdey, John, chwn of 

Claverdon 1585, 84. 
Hodgkins, Richard, 24, 25. 

— Robert, 109. 

Holder, Richard, curate of Bishopton 

c. 1618, 56. 
Honiocke,Holyhock, Henry, 103,104. 
Holte, Sir Thomas of Aston, kt. and 

bart. (d. 1654), 40, 41, 42. 
Holtom, Holtam, Holthom, Edward 

(Bidford), 45. 

— Edward (Exhall), 93. 

— John, chwn of Cherington 1585,78. 

— Nicholas, 81, 82. 

— Widow, 81, 82. 

Honington, Honington supra Stower, 
Honingeton, Honnington, 4, 
Beane hill, 118. 

Bel rope lands, 1 19. 

Blyndewell, 116. 

Boscom sitch, 1 20. 

Bow back, 116, 119. 

Bradmoore, 115. 

Broad sitch, 1 19. 

Caldwell, — leyes, 118. 

Caudle, Cawdle well, 1 1 6, 1 1 9, 1 20. 

Chappel way, 118. 

Churchway, 1 19. 

Cott brook, 115. 

the Croftes, 119. 

Down furzen, 116. 

Four leyes, 116, 118, 119. 

Freemans furze, furzen, 116, T20. 

Garden place, 116, 120. 

Gate meale hades, 118. 

Gogg furlong, 1 19. 

Gold pits, 1 19. 

the Greene, 116. 

Grove end, hades, hairds, 116, 120. 

Halford, Howford brook, 1 16, 1 1 8, 

Hangings, 116, 119. 
the Heath, 117, 120. 
the Hill, Little Hill, 117, 120. 
Honington field, 119. 
How slade, 115. 
Idlicott, Idlecott highway, way, 1 1 6, 

Lamb slade, 1 16. 
Lench, 116. 
Little furlong, 119. 
Longborough, 1 19. 
Long Yarden, 115. 
Mad brook, 115. 
Mauslins, Moselandes, 116, 119. 
Meadow way, 119. 
Medlandes, 115. 
Meere Copp, 115. 
Middle way, — furlong, 116, 119. 
Mills hedge, 119. 
the Moore, — furlong, 116, 119. 
Moselandes see Mauslins. 
Newbridge, Newbrig, — furlong, 

115, 116, 118. 
Nollands hedge, 118, 119. 
Nytings hill, 116. 
Oatmeal furlong, 119. 
the Parke, 117. 
Pillarton path, 116. 



Honington {contd.) 

Ridge way hades, 115. 

Rowden, Lower, Middle, 116, 120. 

Ryland gate (yate), 116. 

Sandpits, 119. 

Sheepe pens, 116. 

Shilf, 119. 

Sich, Sitch, 116, 120. 

Sid brook, 115. 

Smeere furlong, 115. 

Snickle pit, 1 19. 

Stanchell, Stantiall piece, 116, 119. 

Lower Starlings, 119. 

Stockwell, 116. 

Sty way, 119. 

Town meadow, 116. 

Wagthorn hedge, 119. 

Waight hill, 116. 

Watcomb, 116. 

Whitelands, 120. 

chapel of St. Denis in Broadmoor, 

churchwardens, see Robert Bachiler, 
Robert Fowler, John Hall, 
Richard Hichines, William Lon- 
don, Richard Lowe, Thomas 
Merriell, WiUiam Neale. 

patrons, see Sir Henry Gibbs, 
Robert Gibbs. 

sidesmen, see Richard Beavington, 
Richard Brandis. 

vicars, see Richard Bland, Thomas 
Brownent, Thomas Colley, John 
Haines, William Thornhill. 
Hope, John, 109. 
Hopkins, Edward, chwn of Bud- 

brooke 1675, 67. 

— Jeffrey, 133, 134, 135, 136. 

— Roger, 17. 

Horley, Edward, chwn of Budbrooke 

1714, 68. 
Home, Simon, 58. 
Horton, Thomas, rector of Barcheston 

163 1-9, xxxii-xxxiii, 25 n., 26. 
Hoskins, Dr. W. G., xxxiii. 
Howel, William, 40. 
Howford, Randal, 66 n. 
Huband, Hubaud, Husband, Sir John 


— Ralph esq. (d. 1605), patron of 
Ipsley, 126. 

Huburn, Ralph, 46. 

Huckell, Benjamin, 53, 54, 56. 

Hughes, Hues, John, 103, 104. 

— Roger, vicar of Aston Cantlow 
1705-16 and vicar of Haselor, 20, 

Humffreys, Homphrees, Humffreyes, 

Richard, 24, 25. 
Hunningham, 96 n. 
Hunt, Hunte, Francis, 70. 

— Oliver, 70. 

— Richard, chwn of Brailes 17 14, 63, 

— Richard (Lighthorne), 149, 150, 
151, 152, 153, 154, 155. 

Hurdis, Thomas, chwn of Atherstone- 
on-Stour 1635, 22. 

— Thomas the elder, 2 1 . 
Hurlston, John, chwn of Ilmington 

1714, 121 n. 
Hurst, John, 46. 
Husserd, Thomas, chwn of Alveston 

1714, II n. 
Hutchins, Edward, Davids sling 

against great Goliak i 5 8 1 , 132. 

Ickneild, Ryckneild Street, 2 n., 128 n., 

see also Ipsley: road from Beoley to 

Idlicote, Idlicot field, 118, 119. 
Ilmington, 12 1-6. 

Allins meadow, 123, 124. 

Armescote field, 123. 

Balde hade land, 123. 

Bennets furses, 125. 

Blacke pite furlong, 124. 

Blackwell, Blackewell lease, 122, 


Brooke furlong, 123, 125. 

Bruton hedge, 126 n. 

Cheese hedge, 122. 

Church meere, 123. 

Cocke lease, 124, 125. 

Compton grounds, 121. 

Crosse lease, 123. 

Deade side furlong, 1 24. 

Dove house close, 121. 

the Downes, 125. 

Eight Akers, 124. 

the Elme, 123. 

Five Aker moore, 122. 



Ilmington {contd.) 

Foxcote, Foxscote, 122, 125. 

Henn lease, 123. 

the Hill, 125. 

Lark Stoake, Larke Stooke, 122. 

Littleton hill. Nether hill, 123, 

126 n. 
— way, 125. 

Longdon hill, way, 123, 125. 
LuUockes hill, 1 24. 
March moore, 122, 124. 
Marcum, 125. 
Meaddowe ford, hill quarter, 124, 

Meefe thorne furlong, 122. 
Middle furlong, meadow, 122, 123, 

Mill way, 122. 
Morter pits, 125. 
Nebsworth, 125. 
Parsons berry, 125. 
Pishill, Piscell, 125. 
Priscum, 125. 
Ratley well, 125. 
Ridge way field, 122. 
Rode meadow, 123. 
Roses hadeland, 122. 
Salt pits, 125. 
Shipson way, 122, 123. 
Shooe furlong, 123. 
Shoores, 125. 

Slade field, — quarter, 122, 125. 
Southfield, 125, 126. 
Staple, Long, Short, 122. 
Stookewall, 125. 
Stratforde way, 123. 
Two lease, 123. 
Two shares, 124. 
Vikeridge close, 121. 
West hill, 125. 
Wetland, Weet-, Weett-, Wettland, 

— furlong, 122. 
Whettington, Whetton(ton), — 

lease, 124. 
Windmill, Windemill hill, quarter, 

123, 125. 
Winstons, Winsore stile, 1 24. 
Woode way, furlong, 122, 124. 
churchwardens, see Richard Coli- 
cate, WiUiam Colicate, John 
Good, John Hurlston. 

overseers of the poor, see William 

Coldycott, John Bradly. 
rectors, see Abraham Swanne, 

Augustine Walker. 
Ingram, Francis, 1 29. 

— Mouhns, rector of Cherington 
1696-1723, 83. 

— Robert, 17. 
Ipsley, 126-8. 

Cookes close, 126. 

Coppice field, 127. 

Homestall, 127. 

Horse meadow, 127. 

Hurste green, 127. 

Long meadow, 1 26. 

Meat close, 127. 

road from Mapleborow green to 
Ipsley street, 128. 

— from Beoley to Studley, i.e. 
Ickneild Street, 127, 128. 

Winyate field, 127. 

churchwardens, see John Edmunds, 
Thomas Edmundes, John Fortes- 
cue, Thomas Robertes. 

patron, see Ralph Huband. 

rectors, see Clement Lewes, Joshua 
Izard, Izarde, Leonard, 43, 44. 

Jackson, Samuel, 28. 
Jakeman, Jackman, Avery, 49, 50, 51, 

— Job, 91. 

— Richard, 50, 51, 52. 

— Thomas the elder, 49. 

— Thomas the younger, 49. 
Jancey, Miss E. M., xxi n. 
Jarrett, Joseph, 80. 

— Stephen, 81, 82, 83. 

Jeacocks, Jecocks, Jecoxe, Leonard, 
chvra of Lighthorne 1585, 146. 

— William, chwn of Lighthorne 16 17, 

— William, 1714, i 51, 'i 52, 154, 155. 
Jenewaye, John, 79. 

Jennings, Jenings, Richard, rector of 

Arrow 1696- 1740, 16. 
Jephcott, E. W., xxvi n, xli n. 
Jones, John, 105. 
Jordan, Jorden, Thomas, chwn of 

Alderminster 1617, 5. 



Jordan, William, 29. 

Josselin, Ralph (1616-83), xxix. 

Kecke, George, 132. 

Keen, Francis, 109. 

Kempson, John, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56. 

— Richard, 49, 50, 51, 52. 
Kerrie, Edward, 35, 36. 
Kineton, Kington, 70. 

— rural deanery, ix, xv, xvii. 
Kinge, Kynge, Robert, 76, 77. 
Kings Coughton, see Alcester. 
Kinwarton, Kinarton, 14, 16, 128-39. 

Alcester field, xlix n. 
Baldwyns furlong, 135. 
Bartons field, xlix n. 
Brawns close, 14. 
Crabbs close, 133. 
Crabtree furlong, 136. 
Eleaven lands close, xlix, 136. 
the Farme, 133, 134, 138. 
field towards Coughton Cow pas- 
ture, xlix, 133. 

— Great Alne, xlixn., 135. 
footway to Alcester, 133, 134. 

— to New Inn, 135. 
Furzen hill pit, 135. 
Great field, xlixn., 134. 
Haresgrave furlong, 135. 
the Hill, 134, 135. 
Hineage, Long, furlong, 135. 
horse road to Alcester, 133, 134. 

— Great Alne, 136, 138. 
Kinwarton field, 14, 137. 

— inclosures, xhx. 

the Lenches, Lenchis, i3on., 131, 

Little field, xlix, 133, 136. 
Long furlong, meadow, 135, 136. 
Longer Hedge furlong, 133. 
Middle field, pit, xhx n., 134, 135. 
Parsons piece, 135. 
Pease croft, 135. 
Procession pit, 134. 
Short meadow, 136. 
Sht pit, — field, xhx n., 136. 
Smallbrook close, 136, 138. 
Town furlong, meadow, 135, 136. 
Upper field, xhx n. 
West furlong, 134. 
Woods piece furlong, 136. 

Wottons grounds, 134. 

Wythie beds furlong, 134. 

chapelries: Great Alne, 133; Weeth- 
ley, 133, 139. 

churchwardens, see George Edes, 
Thomas Parker, Robert Strayn. 

manor of Great Alne, 129, 131 n., 

patron, the bishop of Worcester, 129. 

rectors, see Thomas Clerke, Wil- 
liam Edes, John Warren. 

see also Great Alne and Weethley. 
KnoUes, Nicholas, vicar of Alveston 

I 579-1608, 9. 

Lambert, Lamberte, Edward, chwn 
of Barton-on-the-Heath 1585, 34. 

— Edward 1619, 37. 

— John, chwn of Barton-on-the-Heath 
1619, 34, 37. 38. 

Lambley, John, 92. 

Lane, Thomas, chwn of Haselor 1585, 

Lapworth, 139—41. 

Almscroft, Almescroft, Great and 

Little closes, 140, 141. 
Brick, Bricke meadow, 140, 141. 
Church field, Great, Little, 140, 

Plum furlong, 140, 141. 
Pool, Poole hill. Great, Little, 140, 

churchwardens, see John Askew, 
Robert Askewe, Walter Colier, 
John Robbins, John Smyth, 
rectors, see William Caudwell, John 
Elley, John Litton, John Powell, 
Edward Welchman. 
sidesmen, see John Rawson, Nicholas 
Lark Stoke, Glos., see Ilmington. 
Laud, William, archbishop of Canter- 
bury 1633-45, xiv, xvi; his visita- 
tion articles, xvii— xviii. 
Lee, Sir Robert of Billesley, kt. (d. 

1638), XXV, xxxi. 
Lees, Ralph, rector of Lighthorne 
1603-43, xvi, 148. 

— Thomas, rector of Wolverton 
1 684-1 729 and curate of Bearley, 
xxiii, 38. 


Leghe, Hamnet, vicar of Wasperton 

1585, xliv. 
Leland, John (i5o6?-52), 1, li. 
Lewes, Clement, rector of Ipsley 

1584-r. 1588, 126. 
Lewis, John, no. 
Lichfield Diocesan Registry, ixn. 
Lidsey, John, 124. 
Lightfoote, John of Oxhill, yeoman, 

xli n. 
Lighthorne, Lyghthorne, 4, 142—55. 

Blakes, 147, 154. 

Bremson, Brimson field, 147, 148. 

— hole, 144, 152, 153. 

Bretch, Breatche, Bretche, furlong, 

145, 147, 155. 
Brier, Brierre, Bryer furlong, Nether 

and Over, 144, 147, 150. 
Broad Seech, Bradseech, Bredsyche, 

Brodsitche, Broodsitche furlong, 

144, 147, 153. 

— gate (yate), 148. 

— stile, 153. 

Cattsbrayne, Cattesbrayne, Catts- 

braine furlong, 145, 147, 154. 
Caudle, Caldewell, Caudell hill, 

145, 147, 151. 

Chadshunt, Chadson brook, furlong, 

145, 147, 151. 
Chesterton hedge, hill, wood, 144, 

145, 147, 154. 
Clay, Cleye piece, 145, 152. 
Copthorne, Coppthorne furlong, 

147, 154. 
East and west. East and weast, 

Easte and weaste furlong. Lower 

and Upper, 147, 153. 
Farme ground, piece, 147, 150. 
Flaxbutts, 147, 154. 
the Forde, 145. 

Ford, Forde furlong, 147, 154. 
Fosse, Force, Fors, 144, 148. 

— gate (yeate), hedge, leys, way, 

144, 149, 152, 153. 
Furside, Fursyde slade, 145, 151. 
Gorbred, Gorbreade, Gorbreede, 

145, 147, 150. 

Grayland, Greyland, 144, 147, i 53. 
Hale furlong, 145, 147, 151. 
Hande goare, Handegore furlong, 
144, 147. 

the Hill, Hyll, 144, 154. 

Hill end, field, 150, 154. 

Hobrooke, Hoowbrooke, How- 
broke, 145, 147, 155. 

Horsbarrels, Horsebarelles, Horse 
Barrells, 145, 147, 154. 

— gaull, I 54. 

Hoxland, Hauxlandc, Hawkesloe, 

H4. 147. 153- 
Kingson grounds, 155. 
Lamcutt, 152. 
Litlewell, Little, Lytyllwaye furlong, 

145. I47» 155- 
Longband, Longebande, Lounge 

banne furlong, 144, 147, 149. 
Longland, Longelande, Lounglande 

furlong, 145, 147, 152. 

— Out, Outlounglande, 145, 147, 

Lower ground, 152. 
Meadow, Meadowe hills, hole, 144, 

147, 152, 153. 
the Meere, 144. 
Middle, Myddel furlong, 145, 147, 

Mill, Milne, Myll furlong, 144, 

147, 150. 
Mixland, Mixte lande, Myxtelande, 

144, 147, 148, 153. 
Morton field gate (yate), 147. 
Mustowe, Mustoe, 144, 149. 

— lane, 144, 147, 149. 
New gate, 152. 
Northside, 144, 147. 

Out Longland, see Longland. 

Parsons piece, 147. 

Readchft, 153. 

Redland, Readland, Reddelande, 
Redelande, Redlande, Ridland 
furlong, gate, 144, 145, 147, 148, 

153. 155- 
Shadwells, Shadwell furlong, myres, 

144, 147, 149. 
Long Shadwell, 149. 
Shortband, Shortbande, Shorte 

banne furlong, 144, 147, 

Shortland, Shortlande furlong, 145, 

147. 1 54-. 
Simmons, Simons, Symons thorns, 

144, 147, 153. 



Lighthorne {contd.) 

Slade furlong, Further and Nearer, 

145, 147, 151. 
Southside, 144, 147. 
Spurchland, Spirtslowe, Spurch- 

lande, 145, 147, 155. 
the Stones, Stonne, Stoune furlong. 

Cross Stones, Long Stones, 145, 

Stonyford, Stonieforde gate (yate), 

145, 147, 150. 

Strongland, Strongelande, Straunge- 

lande furlong, 145, 147, 154. 

Thorney dole, 148. 

Towne meadow, 146. 

Walfurlong, Walefurlong, Lower 

and Upper, 145, 147, 150. 

Wooland, Wollande, 144, 147, 153. 

— Lower, 153. 

churchwardens, see William Jea- 

cocks, Leonard Jecoxe, Thomas 

Mason, John Reynolds, Thomas 

Raynoldes, Thomas Webb. 

patrons, see John Pope, William 


rectors, see Richard Barnet, Ralph 

Lees, William Smart. 

Lincoln, bishop, see William Wake. 

Lineden, Robert, i26n. 

Litton, John, rector of Lapworth, 


Llandaff, bishop, see Francis Godwin. 

Lloyd, William, bishop of Worcester 

1700-17, xvii; named in terriers, 

12, 87, 127, 133. 

London, bishops, see Nicholas Ridley, 

Edwin Sandys. 

London, William, chwn of Honington 

1635, 118, 119. 

Lorde, John, of Tiddington, 10. 

Lowe, Richard, chwn of Honington 

1715, 120. 

Loxley, 4. 

Mill hill, hii. 

Lucy, Sir Thomas, kt. (i 532-1600), 

patron of Charlecote, xxxii, xl, 71, 

72, 73- 
Lucy, Sir Thomas, kt. (i 585-1640), 

41, 42. 
Lydiatt, Francis, vicar of Budbrooke, 

65 n. 

Lymbee, James, chwn of Charlecote 
1616/17, 74. 

Man, Robert, 109. 

Mander, Mandor, Henry, 112. 

— Thomas, chwn of Aston Cantlow 
1714, 20. 

Mansel, Maunsell, Thomas, 78 

— Mr. (Cherington), 82, 83. 
MarlclifF, see Bidford. 

Marshall, William, chwn of Butlers 

Marston 16 17, 70. 
Martin, Henry, 129. 
Mascall, Edward, vicar of Tardebigge, 

Worcs., xli. 

— John, vicar of Wootton Wawen, 

Mase, John, 130. 

Mason, Mayson, Allen, 146. 

— Francis, 81, 83. 

— Richard 1616, 79. 

— Richard 1714, 81, 82. 

— Thomas (Cherington) 1585, 77, 

— Thomas, chwn of Cherington 1 6 1 6, 


— Thomas (Lapworth), 140. 

— Thomas (Lighthorne) 1617, 148. 

— Thomas, chwn of Lighthorne 1 7 1 4, 


— Thomas (Lighthorne) 17 14, 149, 
150, 151, 152, 153,^ 154. 

— Thomas, senior and junior, 155. 

— William, alias Beden, 24. 

— William, 147. 

Mathewes, Roger, chwn of Claverdon 

1616/17, 86. 
Maudick, Edward, 138. 

— John, 139. 
Meacock, Benjamin, 113. 

Mearce, Mears, Mearse, William, 
150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155. 

Meare, Mere, John, curate of Aston 
Cantlow 1585, 16, 17. 

Meddows, William, 61. 

Merchant, Francis, vicar of Alder- 
minster 1 698-1 7 1 5, 9. 

Merefalle, Thomas, 100. 

Merriell, Thomas, chwn of Honing- 
ton 1617, 117. 

Milburn,Millburn, John (Bidford), 45. 


Milburn, John (Exhall), 92, 94, 95. 

Miles, Robert, 16. 

Miller, Millar, Edward, vicar of 

Claverdon 1574-86, 84, 85. 
Mills, Milles, Edward, chwn of 

Brailes 1617, 62. 

— Henry, 76. 
Milward, James, 3 n. 

— Robert, 46. 

— Thomas, 9. 
Molesworth, John, no. 

Moreton Morrell, Mowrton Merrell,4. 
Morgan, R., xli n. 
Morley, Lady, see Elizabeth Parker. 
Morrell, George, 21. 

— Henry, chwn of Atherstone-on- 
Stour 1635, 22. 

— John, chwn of Atherstone-on-Stour 
1635, 22. 

— Thomas, 22. 

Morris, Thomas, the younger, 105. 

— William, 105. 

Morse, Moores, John, vicar of Butlers 
Marston 1583-90, 70. 

Morton Bagot, rector, see John Good- 

Mounford, Montford, James, 64. 

— John, 60. 
Murcott, Abraham, 105. 

Napton, Thomas, 60. 
Neale, Neile, Richard, 122. 

— Robert, 113. 

— Thomas, 148, 

— William, chwn of Honington 1635, 
118, 119. 

Neville, George, 13th Baron Ber- 

gavenny (d. 1721), 19, 20. 
Newark, Notts., xxiv. 
Newbold-on-Stour, Noball, Worcs., 

Newbold Pacey, Pacie, 4. 
Norton, Thomas, vicar of Budbrooke 

1702-43, 68. 
Norton Lindsey, Linsey,j-<?^ Claverdon. 
Noxon, Joshua, rector of Ipsley 1697- 

1722, 128. 

Ogilby, John (1600-76), liv. 
Ognell, Ognel, Andrew, of Cryfield in 

Stoneleigh, esq. patron of Barford, 


Ognell, George, 27. 

Oldberrow, rector, see Geoffrey Heath. 

Olorencha, Joseph, 149, 150, 151, 

152, 153, 154, 155. 
Orwin, Professor C. S., Iv. 

— Dr. C. S., Iv. 
Oversley, see Arrow. 

Oxford, Broadgates Hall, 143 n. 

Merton College, xxxiii, xlv. 

Trinity College, 143 n. 

bishops, see John Fell, Thomas 
Oxhill, 4. 

rector, see James Pallawin. 

Page, William, 24, 25. 

Pagett, Bartholomew, chwTi of Bid- 
ford 1617, 44. 

Pallawin, James, vicar of Brailes 
1612-24 and rector of Oxhill, 62. 

Palmer, Palmere, Paulmer, Goodman, 
106, 108. 

— Henry, chwn of Atherstone-on- 
Stour 1617, 21. 

— Henry (Lighthorne) 150, 151, 

152, 154. 155- 

— Mathew, 103, 104. 

— Stephen, 46. 

— Thomas, 148. 

— Widow, 21. 
Pane, Richard, 28. 
Parker, Edmund, 95. 

— Elizabeth, Lady Morley, wife of 
Edward 12th baron, patroness of 
Aston Cantlow, 129 n. 

— Sir Harry of Honington bart., 120. 

— Richard, 64. 

— Thomas, chwn of Kinwarton 1585, 


— William, 95. 

Parks, Parkes, William, 103, 104. 
Partheriche, Edward of Alveston 

esq., 9. 
Pearce, Jonah, 46. 
Peirs, Peres, Piers, John, 10, 11. 

— Edmund, 10. 

Penford, Thomas, vicar of Coughton 

1554-93, 86. 
Perks, Thomas, 38. 
Pershore, Worcs., vicar, see John 






Persons, Richard, chwn of Coughton 

1585, 86. 
Peterborough Diocesan Registry, xx. 
Petford, William, chwn of Haselor 

1585, III. 
Petsford, Thomas, chwn of Beaudesert 

1631, 40 n., 41. 
Pettie, Nicholas, 124, 125. 
. — William, 1 24. 
Phillips, Philips, Philipps, Phyllypes, 

Humphrey, chwn of Claverdon 


— John, curate of Bishopton 1635, 58. 

— John (Haseley), 109. 

Phyppes, Robert, chwn of Alder- 
minster 161 7, 5. 

Pickringe, Thomas, curate of Alder- 
minster 1585, 3. 

Pigen, John, chwn of Hampton Lucy 
1617, lOI. 

Poole, Robert, 105, 106. 

Pope, John of Wroxton, Oxon., 142. 

— William of Wroxton, Oxon., esq., 
patron of Lighthorne, 142. 

Powell, Poel, Poell, [Pjowle, Hum- 
phrey, 2. 

— John, rector of Lapworth 1668, 

— Thomas, rector of Alcester 1604- 

-'— Thomas, archdeacon of Worcester 
1563-79, 84, 85. 

— Thomas (Brailes), 60, 6r, 62. 

— William, 64, 65. 

Prescott, Prescoat, Mr. (Haseley), 109. 

Prestidge, Alice, 64. 

Preston, William, vicar of Alveston 

1714, II n. 
Preston Bagot, Baggott, 39—42. 

Bushwood common, 41. 

Edge, Edg lane, 40, 41. 

Fitters field, 39, 40, 42. 

Furson close, 41. 

Goldicote, Goldicraft, Goldy craft 
field, 40, 41, 42. 

Keck green grounds, 39, 41. • 

Parsons fields, field, lays, 40, 41, 42. 

Stony field, 40. 

Web close, 41. 
Prinns, Mr. (Bidford), 46. 
PuUem, John, 131, 132. 

Purvis, Dr. J. S., xv n. 

Ragley, see Arrow. 

Rainebow, Raynebowe, Robert, vicar 
of Butlers Marston 1620-r. 1640, 

Randol, Robert, 42. 

Ranns, Daniel, chwn of Budbrooke 

1714, 68. 

Rawbone, Rawbon, Nicholas, 107. 

— William, 107. 

Rawson, John, sidesman of Lapworth 

1617, 140. 
Reading, Redding, John (Binton), 53, 


— John (Haseley), 109. 

Reynolds, Raynoldes, John, chwn of 
Lighthorne 1617, 148. 

— Thomas, chwn of Lighthorne 1585, 

Rice, John, 46. 

— Richard, 107. 

Richardson, Richard, chwn of Binton 
1714, 56. 

Ridley, Rydley, Nicholas, bishop of 
London 1550-3, 142. 

Right, John, see Wright. 

Riley, Edmund, 61. 

Robbins, Robins, John, chwn of Ex- 
hall 1 7 14, 91 n., 95. 

— John, chwn of Lapworth 1668, 

Roberts, Robertes, Sarah, 51. 

— Thomas, chwn of Ipsley 1585, 
126 n. 

— Thomas (Weethley), 137, 139 
Rock, Mr. (Bidford), 45. 

— Mr. (Exhall), 92, 93. 

Rogers, John, rector of Atherstone-on- 
Stour 1609-22, 21. 

— Richard, 85. 

— Thomas (Claverdon), 85. 

— Thomas, rector of Cherington 
1616-36, 78 n., 79. 

— William, chwn of Budbrooke 1753, 
65 n. 

— Mr. (Bearley), 38. 

Roose, Thomas, chwn of Halford 

— William, chwn of Halford 1585,98. 
Rose, Francis, 63. 


Rose, William 1617, 122. 

— William 17 14, 121 n. 
Round, William, 139. 

Rous, John (i4ii?-9i), Historia 
Regum Angliae 1480, xl, xlvii-xlviii, 
li, liii, 71 n., 122 n. 

Rowington, 65—66. 

Rowland, Rouland, RouUand, Wil- 
liam, 63, 64. 

Rowley, Isaac, 108. 

Rushock, Worcs., xvi. 

Ryckneild, see Ickneild. 

Ryland, John, 88. 

Ryley, Fulward, 109. 

Sale, Brace, chwn of Haselor 17 14, r 12. 

Salford Priors, vicar, see Thomas Boult- 

Salisbury, bishop, see John Capon. 

Salter, Richard, 44. 

Sambourne, see Coughton. 

Sammon, Thomas, 1 2 r . 

Sampson, William, rector of Clay- 
worth, Notts., xxiv. 

Sanders, Saunders, John, 109. 

— Mathew, 27, 28, 29, 30. 

— Richard, rector of Atherstone-on- 
Stour 1681-1719, 23. 

— William, 104. 

— Mr. (Haseley), 1 10. 

Sandys, Edwin, bishop of Worcester 
I 5 59-70, bishop of London i 570—6 
and archbishop of York 1576-88, 
89 n., 129 n. 

Sansom, Richard, 121 n. 

Savery, Richard, 76. 

Savage, John, chwn of Barton-on-the- 
Heath 1585, 34. 

Scot, — (Haseley), 109. 

Seeker, Thomas, bishop of Oxford 
1737-50, xxiv. 

Seeley, George, 29. 

Seymour-Con way, Francis, ist Baron 
Conway of Ragley (d. 1732), 53, 

54, 55- 
Shailor, Shaylor, John, 91, 92, 93, 94, 


— Thomas, 93. 

Shakespere, Thomas, 113. 
Sheldon, Ralph, of Beoley, esq. (1537- 
1613), 25. 

Sheppard, James, rector of Binton 

1635, 52 n. 
Shipston-on-Stour, Worcs., xxviii. 
Shirley, Sherley, Francis, 60, 61. 
Shrewsburie, Widow, 124. 
Shrewsbury, St. Chad's, xxi. 
Simpson, Bucks., Ivi n. 
Skinner, George, of Shelfleld, gent., 1 7, 
Skipwith, Sir Fulwar of Newbold 

Hall, 2nd bart., 45, 46, 93, 94. 
Slater, William, 81, 82. 
Sly, Slye, Francis, of Henley-in-Arden 

c. 1620, 39. 

— Francis, of Henley-in-Arden 1635, 

— John, 77. 

— Nicholas, sidesman of Lapworth 
1617, 140. 

Smart, Ezechias, 143. 

— Humphrey, rector of Enghsh Bick- 
nor, Glos., 143. 

— Peter (i 569-1652 .!•), 143. 

— William, rector of Lighthorne 
I 566-1602, xxxii, 143, 146, 148. 

— Wilham, son of William, 143. 
Smith, Smithe, Smyth, Smythe, Anne, 

Viscountess Carrington (d. 1748), 
widow of Francis, 2nd viscount, 38. 

— Charles, 22. 

— Sir Francis of Wootton Wawen, kt. 
(1571-1629), 39. 

— George gent., 132. 

— Henry, chwn of Bishopton 1635, 

57, 58. 

— Imbri, 31. 

— John, chwn of Lapworth 1617,1 40. 

— John (Barford), 28, 29. 

— Leonard, yeoman, 142. 

— Richard, 98. 

— Roger, curate of Beaudesert 1585, 


— Samuel, 121 n. 

— Thomas, chwn of Haseley 1 61 7, 

— Thomas, senior (Lighthorne), 148. 

— William (Halford), 98. 

— Wilham (Ilmington), 122. 

Snell, Wilham, vicar of Coughton 

1712-17, 88. 
Southam, Sowthame, Richard, vicar of 

Charlecote 1582-1610,72. 



Sou[th]ern, Walter, sidesman of Hal- 
ford 1617, 100. 

Sparrowe, John E., 105, 106. 

Spencer, Sir John of Althorp, 
Northants., 85 n. 

— Robert, vicar of Billesley 1574- 
1 6 1 9 and curate of Haselor, in. 

— Thomas, of Claverdon, esq. (d. 
1630), 40. 

Spernall, Crowley's Farm, xli n. 

rector, see John Chambers. 
Spier, Spiers, Joseph, 31. 

— Mathew, 28. 
Spillsbury, Mr. (Bidford), 46. 
Stanley, William, Lord Monteagle 

(d. 1581), 129 n. 
Stanton, Mrs. (Budbrooke), 68. 
Staples, Edward, 1 1 n. 

— John, chwn of Exhall 1714, 92, 93, 

94> 95- 
Staunton, Thomas, 84 n. 

Steel, John, 80, 81, 82, 83. 

— Nicholas, 82. 

Stephens, Charles, vicar of Wolford 

1 7 14, xxxiii. 
Steyton, Alice, widow, 130. 
Stock, Stocke, George, 60. 

— Richard, vicar of Alderminster 
I 597-1620, 5. 

Stockton, John, rector of Alcester and 

ofBeaudesert 1585, 39 n. 
Stokes, Mrs. (Barton-on-the-Heath), 

36, 37- 
Stour, Stower, river, 21, 117. 
Stourton, Stowrton, 77. 
Stout, Stoute, Stowght, Edward, 80, 

82, 83. 

— William (Cherington) 1585, 76, 

77-, . 

— WiUiam, chwn of Cherington 1 6 1 6, 

Stratford-upon-Avon, visitations held 

at, XV, xvi 32, 71, 96. 
Strayn, Robert, chwTi of Kinwarton 

1585, 131. 
Sturdy, John, 92. 
Sturth, Robert, 81. 
Styles, Philip, xxxiv n., xlix n. 
Swanne, Abraham, rector of Ilming- 

ton 1 7 14, 121 n. 
Symmons, Simons, William, 59, 61. 

Tardebigge, Worcs., vicar, see Edward 

Tate, W. E., xiii n. 
Taylor, Tayler, John, 80, 83. 

— Thomas, chwn of Coughton 17 14, 

— William, chwn of Alveston 1585, 
10, II. 

— William (Cherington), 76. 

— William (Haseley), 105. 

Tewe, Twe, John (Charlecote) 1585, 


— John, chwn of Charlecote 1636, 

74. 75- . . 
Thaxton, WiUiam, rector of Binton 


Thelsford, Thelsforde priory, 72. 

Thomas, William, rector of Exhall 
1698-1723, 23, 95. 

Thornhill, Thornehill, William, rec- 
tor of Halford 1 579-1626 and 
vicar of Honington; held other cures 
in Worcs., 96, 98 n., 100, 1 1 5 n. 

morton, Throkmorton, Clement of 
Haseley, esq. (d. 1573), 85 n., 104. 

— family of Haseley, 1 1 3 n. 

— Job (i 545-1601), 102, 104. 

— Katherine, widow of Clement, 
85 n., 104. 

— Lucy, 108, 109, 1 10. 

— Nicholas gent., 1 29. 

— Sir Robert of Coughton, 3rd bart. 
(d. 1721), 45, 94. 

— Sir Robert, 4th bart. (d. 1791), 87 n. 

— Thomas, of Coughton esq., 86, 
no n., III. 

Tiddington, see Alveston. 
Tidmington, Tydmington, Worcs., 4. 
Titmouse, John, 109. 
Tomkins, Tomkines, Andrew, 79, 77. 
Tommes, Mrs. (.\lcester), 2. 
Tooley, John, 25. 
Towers, Wilham, 124. 
Townsend, Townesend, Townesende, 
Townysend, Edward, 1 1 n. 

— John (Lighthorne), 146. 

— John (Alveston), 1 1 n. 

— Joseph, 139. 

— Mary, 150, 152, 154, 155. 

— Thomas, 10, 11, 12. 


Tranter, Thomas, 105. 

Tredington, Worcs., xxviii, 4. 
rector, see Robert Hill. 

Trepas, Thomas, 24. 

Trubishaw, John, vicar of Alder- 
minster 1582-94, 3 n. 

Trussell family of Billesley, xxv, xxxi. 

Tubb, Tub, Henry, chwn of Butlers 
Marston 1626, 70, 71. 

Turner, William, chwn of Arrow 
1714, 16. 

— Mr. (Atherstone-on-Stour), 21. 
Twist, Edward, 109, no. 

Tymes, Margaret, of Cherington, 

Tysoe, Tiso, 4. 

Underhill, Underehill, Edward (Alder- 
minster), 9. 

— Edward, of Barton-on-the-Heath, 
gent., 33. 

— William, rector of Barton-on-the- 
Heath 1 579-1616 and vicar of 
Ettington, XXXV, xxxviii, 32, 33, 34. 

Unett, Richard, rector of Barford 
1701-28, 27, 29, 31. 

Vade, Thomas, chwn of Barton-on- 
the-Heath 1619, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38. 

Vaux, William, 63. 
Vincent, Thomas, 1 1 n. 

Waddan, Richard, 104. 

Wake, WiUiam, bishop of Lincoln 

1705-16, xix, xxiii, xxxiv. 
Walford, Wallforde, Michael, vicar of 

Charlecote 1626— .^ 74, 75. 

— Michael, vicar of Wishaw, 74 n. 

— Thomas, 53, 54, 55, 56. 

— William 1635, 50, 51, 52. 

— William 1714, 53, 54, 55. 
Walker, Arthur, 43. 

— Augustine, rector of Ilmington 
1586-1631, 121, 126. 

— Edward oth [of the] Grove, 63, 64. 

— John, 44. 

— Thomas, chwn of Barcheston 163 5, 

— Thomas (Brailes), 65. 

— Thomas (Weethley), 139. 
of Wimcote, 138. 

Walsingham, Walsinghame, Morris,. 
chwn of Exhall 1585, 89, 90. 

— William, 88. 

Walter, Lady, widow of Sir William,. 

5 1.. 52- 

— William, of Wimbledon, Surrey^ 
kt. (d. I 587), patron of Binton, 47^ 

W'ard, Warde, James, 77 n. 

— John (Brailes), 59, 60. 

— John, chwn of Cherington 1585, 

— John (Hampton Lucy), 100. 

— Richard, 100. 

— Thomas, 100. 
Wareforde, John, 107. 
Warkman, Mrs. (Brailes), 64. 
Warndon, Worcs., rector, see William 

Warne, Warn, Thomas, 35, 36, 37. 
Warren, John, rector of Kinwarton, 

129 n. 
Warwick, College of St. Mary's, 1 1 1 n. 

Corporation, xxix, xlv, 66, 67. 

County Record Office, ix. 

earl, see Ambrose Dudley. 

rural deanery, ix, xv, xvii. 

St. Mary, vicar, see William Edes. 

St. Nicholas, vicar, see Samuel Gem- 

visitations held at, xv, xvi, 47. 
W[ase], John, 2. 
Wasperton, 4, loi. 

vicars, see Zachary Clifton, Hamnet 
Watkins, Watkings, John (Atherstone- 
on-Stour), 22. 

— John (Brailes), 63. 

Watson, Laurence, 133, 134, 135,. 

— Samuel, rector of Haseley 1605— 
c. 1640, 107. 

Wavall, William, 29. 
Weal, Mr. (Budbrooke), 68. 
Webb, John, 1 20. 

— Nicholas, 119. 

— Thomas, chwn of Lighthorne 1 7 1 4,. 
149, 150, 153, 154, 155. 

Weethley, Weathley, Weathlie,, 
Weethly, 131, 139. 
Great Rye piece close, 139. 
Larkwell meadow close, 1 39. 


Weethley {contd.) 
Old Acre close, 139. 
Parsons close, 139. 
see also Kinwarton. 

Welchman, Edward, rector of Lap- 
worth 1689-1739, 141. 

Wellesbourne, Welsborne, Welsburne, 

4. 73»75- 
lies meadow, 73. 

Wells, Welles, Michael, 121 n. 

— Richard, 64, 65. 

— Thomas, chwn of Alveston 16 17, 

— William, chwn of Alveston 1585, 
10, II. 

West, John, 117. 

Westminster, dean, see Gabriel Good- 

— School, 143. 
Weston, — , 105. 
Weyle, Weyll, John, 104. 

— Mathew, 103. 
Whatcote, 4. 

Wheaham, Wheigham, Robert, chwn 
of Aston Cantlow 16 17, 18. 

— Thomas, chwn of Aston Cantlow 
1585, 17. 

Wheeler, Joseph, 105. 
Whichford, Whichforde, 4. 
White, James, 109, no. 

— John of Stourton, 77. 
Whitehead, John, 109. 
Whiteman, Miss E. A., xix n. 
Whiteridge, Robert, 109. 
Whitgift, John, bishop of Worcester 

1577-83 and archbishop of Canter- 
bury I 583-1604, 143. 

Wildon, Robert, 59. 

Wilkes, John, chwn of Coughton 1585, 

— Richard, master of Christ's College, 
Cambridge, 142. 

Williams, James, 109. 

— Richard, 113. 

— Roger, 3. 

— William (Beaudesert), 40, 41. 

— Wilham (Haseley), 109. 
Williamson, Miss D. M., xix n. 
Willington, see Barcheston. 
Wilson, Thomas, chwn of Charlecote 


Wilson, Thomas, rector of Hampton 
Lucy 1569-86 and patron of 
Alveston ; dean of Worcester 1 57 1- 
86, 9, 10, 66 n. 

— William, 58. 
Winchcombe abbey, 129 n. 
Wincote, Wincotte, in Quinton, Glos., 

Winston, William, 122. 
Winter, Samuel, no. 
Wishaw, rector, see Michael Walford. 
Witrige, John, chwn of Barford 1585, 

26, 27. 
Wixford, Wicklesforde, Wicksford, 
Wicksforde, 90, 94, 95. 

Morehall, Moorehall, 90, 94, 95. 

— inclosures, 94. 
Wicksford farm, 95. 

— meadow, lot meadow, moor 
meadow, 90, 94, 95. 

manor of Aspley, 94 n. 

see also Exhall. 
Wolford, 4. 

vicar, see Charles Stephens. 
Wolverton, rector, see Thomas Lees. 
Wood, Anthony, x n. 
Woodam, Nicholas, 107. 
Woodfull, Edward, 16. 
Woodward, Alice, 69 n. 

— Frances, of Stratford-upon-Avon, 
widow of Richard, patroness of 
Butlers Marston, 69 n. 

— John, 69 n. 

— Lionel, chwn of Beaudesert c. 1620, 

— Richard, of Stratford-upon-Avon, 
69 n. 

Wootton Wawen, vicar, see John 

Wootton, William, 108. 
Worcester, archdeacon, see Thomas 
bishops, see Walter Blandford, Ed- 
mund Freake, William Lloyd, 
Edwin Sandys, John Whitgift. 
Consistory Court, xxxvi— xxxvii. 
dean, see Thomas Wilson. 
Diocesan Registry, ix, x. 
Wotton, William, 100. 
Wren, Sir Christopher, kt. (1632- 
1723), 109. 



Wright, Right, Whright, Wrigt, 
John, chwn of Barcheston 1635, 

— Ralph, vicar of Butlers Marston 
1591-1601, 70 n. 

— Richard, vicar of Aston Cantlow 
1616-22, 16 n., 18. 

— Richard, rector of Atherstone-on- 
Stour 1622-?, 22. 

Wright, Thomas, chwn of Hascley 

1714, 109. 
Wroxall, Wroxal, 109 n., 1 10. 

Yarnold, Mrs. (Exhall), 95. 
Yeate, John, 22. 

— William, chwn of Arrow 17 14, 16. 
York, archbishops, see Walter Gray, 
Edwin Sandys. 


Acts of Parliament: 

concerning tithes of wood 1371, 

45 Edward III, cap. 3, xxxvi. 
concerning mortuaries 1529, 21 

Henry VIII, cap. 6, xliii. 
against pluralities 1529, 21 Henry 

VIII, cap. 13, 33 n. 
Act for the True Payment of Tithes 

I 548, 2 & 3 Edward VI, cap. 13, 

against long lease of glebe 1571, 

13 Eliz. cap. 10, xiii. 
Shipston-on-Stour (private) 17 19, 

6 George I, cap. 9, xxviii. 
Tithe Commutation Act 1836, 6 & 

7 Will. IV, cap. 71, XX, xli. 
advowson, 69, 142. 
agistment, see tithes: herbage. 
Archbishop Parker's Advertisements 

1566, 143 n. 
archidiaconal registry, xxi. 

balks, see open fields, 
'beastgate', 1 14-15. 
bellropes, 44. 

Belrope lands, 119. 

Crown presentations, 89n., iii n., 
115 n. 

endowments, see glebe, offerings, 
parsonage house, tithes. 

inadequately endowed, xxvii, xxix, 


irregularly served due to poverty of 
livings, XXX, 1 1 2 n., 1 1 3 n. 

kinds of, xxvi-xxvii. 

no glebe or less than an acre, xxx, 
56, 69, 71, 72, 75, 86. 

of uncertain status, xxviii. 

value, xxviii-xxx, xliii-xlv, 1 1 n., 
27 n., 52 n., 65, 72 n., 89 n., 
104 n., 108, III, 112, 113, 119, 

— augmentation of, xxxiii, xlv. 

— comparisons, xliii-xlv. 

— contemporary views of a com- 
petency, xxix. 

value, increase between 1535 and 
1 7 14, xliv. 

— returns of 'common reputed 
value' in 1664-5, xliii— xliv. 

— Valor Ecclesiasticus 1535, xliv. 
see also perpetual curacies, rectories, 

and vicarages. 
Bibles, 47 n. 

in Warwickshire and Worcester- 
shire churches, according to 
visitation answers: 

Bishops' bible, 3, 32, 71, 84, 114, 

Great bible, 16, 27, 47, 66, 142. 

version unspecified, 9, 38, 86, 

Canon of 1571, xiii. 

Canon 87 of 1604, ix, xiv, xviii, xxi, 

65, 106. 
chancel included in terrier, i . 
Chancery decrees, xxxix, Iii, 139. 
chapels of ease, xxvii, xxxi. 

chapelries, 84, 133. 

chapelyard, 38, 56, 57, 94. 
charities, xvii, 66 n. 
'cheeseworks', xxxiii. 
Church Assembly, xxi n. 
church fabric: 

land given for repair of, xviii, xix, 
65-66, 118. 

maintained by inhabitants, 56. 

rebuilding of steeple, 66. 
church goods, xvii-xviii, xix, xx, xxi. 

listed in terrier, 66. 

plate, 66. 
churchwardens, xvi, xx, xxiv, xxv. 

presentments, xv, xvii, xxxv. 

examples, xvii, xix, xxii, xxiii, 
xxiv, xxxv-xxxvi, 24 n., 38 n., 
39 n., 58 n., 66 n., 69 n., 91 n., 
113 n. 

presentments made by three church- 
wardens, 46 n. 

consecration of, 2 n. 

listed in terrier, i, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 



churchyard {contd.) 

i7» 34» 39' 4o» 66, 67, 69, 74, 
87, 112, 113, 127, 139. 
encroachment on, 117. 
grass and profit of, 5, 113. 
lately restored to vicar, 69. 
compositions, 6, i 5 n., 66, 72 n., 85, 

94, 114, 115 n. 
consistory court, xxxvi, xxxvii, xxxviii. 
Convocation of 17 10, xv, xxi. 
of 171 3, xxi. 
of 1 891-2, XX. 
courts, see consistory court. Exchequer, 

court of. 
crop rotation, see open fields, 
curacies, perpetual, xxvii, xxviii, 38, 
endowed v^^ith some tithe, xxix-xxx, 

38, 58. 
inadequacy of endowment, 38 n., 
58 n., 113 n. 
curates, xxvii, 3, 16, 17, 39, 98, iii, 

lease of glebe at easy rates, xxxii. 

no residence, xxxiv, 38, 139. 

stipends, wages, xxx, 3, 16, 39, 113. 

'cutt end', 9, 22, 116. 

day's work equivalent to acre, 39-40. 
demesne land, xxxix, xl. 
depopulation, xxxi, liii, 94 n., 122 n. 

Royal Commissions on, 15 17 and 
I 549, xlvii-xlviii. 
diocesan registries, ix, xiii, xiv, xvi, xxi, 

dioceses, see terriers, 
'doddrel oak', 108. 
donatives, xxvii, xxviii, 84. 

Easter book, see offerings, 
enclosures, see inclosures. 
Exchequer, court of, xxv, xxxvi. 
tithe suits in, 3 n., 105, 129 n. 

fee buck, fee doe, 66, 68. 

'ferndeir, see open fields. 

fishing rights belonging to vicar, 17, 

fish pond made by rector, 141. 
'fither', see open fields. 
flax yard, 102. 

garden penny, see tithes: moduses. 
glebe, xviii, xxx-xxxiii, xlviii-hii. 

ahenation of, xiii, xviii, xxx, xxxi. 

assessed for rates and taxes, 108. 

encroachment on, xiii, xxx, xxxi. 
examples, 41, 56, 57, 70, 117, 

118, 119. 

exchanged, or supposed to have 
been exchanged, for equivalent 
lands, 39-42. 
small exchanges, 124, 138. 
exchanged for closes, 125, 130 n. 
exchanged for money payment, hi, 

extra-parochial, 39-42, 66, 73. 

four main types in this area, li-hv. 

wholly in closes, li— hi. 

almost always uninclosed, hi. 

largely open until at least the 
1 8th cent., hi. 

inclosed mainly between 1585 
and 1 7 14, hi-hii. 

dividing line between inclosed 
and uninclosed glebes con- 
siderably north of the Avon, liv. 
fuel plots, rights, 34, 38, 48, 50, 54, 
62, 145, 146. 

assigned by lot, Ivii. 

lot furze, thorns, 62. 

— hedgerow, 83. 
hedges belong to rector, 136. 
leased, xiii, xxx-xxxiii. 

from year to year, 33, 114, 127. 

for 21 years, 66. 

for hfe, 142. 

on unspecified conditions, 119, 

for repair of church fabric, 1 18. 
formerly but now in hand, 117. 
informally, 10. 
to curates, xxxii, 16. 
to patrons, xxxi-xxxii, 142. 
to relatives of patron, xxxii, 27, 
lost, xxxi, 19, 56, 57, 70, 86, 118, 

119, 131 n. 

methods of marking, Ivi, 49, 50, 

52, 122, 123, 124, 125. 
not always a typical holding, 1. 
occupied by incumbent, xxxii-xxxiii. 
regulations as to crops sowti, 103. 



glebe {contd.) 
size, XXX. 

average from 25 to 7 5 acres, xxx. 
exceptionally large, 26, 100. 
measured in acres, xxx. 

— in yardlands, xxx, xlviii. 

— in yardlands with estimated 
acreage, 130, 131. 

see also meadows and pasture rights. 

■'hempleck', hemp land, 26, 74, 102. 
house penny, see tithes: moduses. 


ancient inclosure, xl, 75. 
commons reduced by, Ivii, 10. 
depopulation caused by, 122 n. 
evidence of, in terriers, xxxix, xlvii- 

xlviii, li-lii, 139. 
Inclosure Acts and Awards, xlvii, 1, 

lii n. 
loss of glebe due to, xxxi, 24 n. 
new inclosures, 10,75,94, 132, 138. 
obstacles to, xlviii. 
parliamentary (late i8th and early 

19th cent.), xl, xlvii-1. 
pre-parliamentary, xxxi, xlvii-lv, 
by agreement, xlviii, lii n. 
piecemeal over a long period, 
xlviii, lii n., liii. 

accused of simony, xxxi-xxxii, 27 n. 
appointment without bishop's in- 
stitution or licence, xxvii. 
compilation of earliest terriers, xiii. 
exercises in the scriptures enjoined 

1559' I43- 
as farmers, xxxii-xxxiii. 

graduates, xxxii. 

described as such in terriers, 33, 

142, 143. 

'an Oxford man', 114. 


inequalities greater in 17 14 than 

in 1585, xliv, xlv. 

increase of, due to parliamentary 

inclosures, xl. 

loss by earlier tithe commutation 

(moduses), xxxvii, xxxix, xl, 

58 n. 

sources, xxxvi-xlii. 

variable from year to year, xliii— 

inventories, probate, xxxiii, xxxv, 

25 n., 85 n., 139 n. 
irregular service, 38 n., 112 n., 

library, xxxii-xxxiii. 
licensed to preach in own cure, 129. 
litigation, xxv. 
marriage, xxviii. 
need for terriers, of new incumbents, 

xviii, XX, xxiv. 
non-graduates, described as such in 

terriers, 9, 16, 27, 47, 84, 

86, 89, 104, 114, 129. 
non-resident, xxx, xxxii, xxxiii, 3 n., 

22 n., 40 n., 98 n., 115 n. 
no preachers, 27, 71, 84, 86, 89. 
not hcensed to preach, 33, 47, 71, 

84, 89, 114. 
not licensed but preach in own cure, 

9, 104, 114. 
poverty of some, xxvi, xxix, xliii. 
relations with churchwardens, xxiii— 

relations with parishioners, xxiv, 

xxvi, xxxi, xxxvii, xli— xlii, 

status, rise of in i8th cent., xxxv. 
stipends, xxviii-xxx, xliv, xlv. 
taxation, 69—70. 
wills and inventories, xxxii-xxxiii, 

72 n. 
see also curates and vicars; plural- 

lay impropriators, xxvii, xxviii, xxxii, 

3 n., 84 n., 86. 
'leanto', 42, 107. 
'Hnnen yerne', xxxiii. 
lot meadows, see meadows. 

marl pits, 108. 

Martin Marprelate tracts, 102 n. 
Martinmas, Martilmas, 6. 
meadows, meadowing, Ivii. 

access: common gaps and gaps on 
sufferance, 146. 

lot meadows, lot acres, Ivii, 2, 49, 

79' 94' 97- 



meadows {contd.) 

lot meadows {contd.) 

'not known till the lot be cast', 

'changed every year', 136, 138. 
meadow ground allotted in lieu of 
tithe hay, xxxvii. 
examples, 2, 10, 17, 18, 19, 23, 
43, 49, 52, 97, 99. 
supplemented by grassland in the 
open fields, Ivii, 63-65. 
mortuaries, xliii. 

included in terriers, 5, 8, 12, 20, 
68, 136, 139, 146. 
'according to the statute', 8. 
unknown whether due or not, 15. 

National Society, xx. 

offerings, xlii-xliii. 

Easter book, dues, duties, specified 

in terriers, 5, 12, 15, 20, 49, 

56, 75, 76, 88, 95, 117, 128, 

136, 145. 
other dues: burials, 7, 12, 15, 55, 

68, 88, 112, 113, 128, 136, 

for breaking the ground in church, 

7, 15, 128. 

— christenings usually exempt, xliii. 

— churchings, 12, 15, 55, 68, 76, 

88, 112, 113, 128, 136. 

— marriages, 8, 12, 15, 5 5, 68, 76, 

88, 112, 113, 128; by banns 
and by licence, 8, 55, 88, 128. 
rarely described in detail before the 
Restoration, xviii, xix, xlii. 
oldest inhabitant, 148. 
open fields, xxxix, xlvi-lviii. 

Arden and Feldon as typical in- 
closed and open-field areas, 
dividing line between them, 1. 
balks, Iv-lvi, 52. 

'parsonedge bauke', 122, 123, 
124, 125. 
crop rotation, Iv. 

fields described by reference to 
crops, 50-51, 53-54, II5» 
evidence of terriers, 1. 

field divisions: 
furlongs, xlvi. 

lands or ridges, or acres, xlvi- 
xlvii, Ivi. 
acre equivalent to two lands, 
Ivi, 146. 
farndells, ferndells, Ivi, 24, 25. 

defined 1585, 24. 
fithers, feathers, Ivii, 28, 35, 53, 
60 ff., 70, 78 f, ii8f., 
123 f, 136, 144 ff. 
area specified, 31. 
other divisions, Ivi. 
glebe not always a typical holding, 1. 
inclosures from, xlviii. 

consohdation of strips a prelude 
to, xlviii. 
including grassland as well as arable, 

Ivii, 59 ff. 
'normal' systems, illustrated by ter- 
two fields, xlviii, liv, Iv, 144 ff. 
change from two to four, liv, 76 ff. 
three fields. Hi, Iv, 17-20, 57-58, 

four fields, xlvi, xlviii, liv-lv, 59 n., 

63-65, 115-20. 
often called quarters, 63-64, 

78-82, 91-93, 98-99, 1 1 5- 

five fields cultivated as four, xlix, 

other systems: 

eight fields, xlix, 10. 

nine fields, xlix n. 

'crop land' cultivation, xlix, 27- 

various irregularities, liii. 
river valleys suggested as likely site 
of irregular field systems, liii. 
unit holding the yardland, xlvii. 

parish chest, xxi, xxii, 91 n. 
parish clerk, xix, xx. 

fishing rights, 17, 20. 
parish registers, xxi, 141 n. 

bishops' transcripts, 76 n. 
parishes transferred: 

to Birmingham diocese, x n. 

to Warwickshire 1931, xxviii n. 

to Worcestershire 193 1, ix. 



parishioners, 'eldest and substancialst', 
xxiii, XXV. 
terriers authenticated by, lo, 26, 73, 
89, 142, 146. 
parks, xxxix, xl, hii. 

mentioned, 15, 17, 39, 42, 66, 68, 

parsonage house, xviii, xxxiii— xxxvi. 
description of, i8th cent., 87 n. 

— with measurements in faculty 

papers 1698, xxxiv. 
dilapidations, repairs, xxxv-xxxvi. 
little evidence of rebuilding or 

enlargement in this period, 

XXXV, 33. 
'double chimney', 39. 
exchanged, 87 n. 
farmyard, xxxiii, 48, 107, 133. 
few surviving as described in terriers, 

floored with boards, 57, 139, 141. 

— with plaster, 141. 
furniture, i. 
'mote', 107. 

number of stories, xxxv, r, 39, 144, 

outhouses specified, 48, 102, 107, 

133. H4» H9-... 

barns, stables, xxxiii; terriers pas- 

bakehouse, 48. 

boulting house, 48, 140 n. 

brewhouse, 22. 

dey-, dayhouse, dairy house, i, 
107, 116, 140 n., 144, 149. 

dovehouse, pigeonhouse, 33, 34, 
70,71,98,99, 121, 144, 146, 

kilnhouse, 26. 
porch (porthall), 22. 
precise measurements not given in 

terriers, xxxiv. 
roof thatched or tiled, xxxv, 48, 102. 
rooms hsted, xxxv, i, 25 n., 33, 39, 
57, 85 n., 139 n., 144, 149, 

three main rooms, hall, parlour, 
and kitchen, xxxv. 

chambers above, i, 25 n., 39, 
85 n., I39n., 144, 149. 

kitchen often regarded as an out- 
house, xxxv, I, 89, 116, 144. 

buttery, i, 33, 39, 85 n., 139 n. 
cheese chamber, 140 n. 
study, I, 139 n. 
spence, i. 
size in bays, xxxiv. 

three bays or under, 4, 9, 72, 84, 

four to six bays, 12, 17, 20, 39, 
43, 69, 79,94, 106, III, 116, 

133. 139- 
seven bays or over, 34, 48, 99, 


size in rooms, 99, 127. 

ten rooms, i. 

timber frame construction, xxxiv. 

tithe barn, 144, 149. 

pasture rights, Ivii-lviii. 

allotted in heu of tithe, xl, 73. 

leased, 146, 148. 

reduced by inclosures, Ivii— Iviii, 


stint specified, 10, 11, 17, 20, 26, 

34, 48, 62, 77, 78, 90, 94, 98, 

loi, 120, 130, 131, 145. 

— old and new compared, 146. 

without stint, 138. 

patrons, 3, 9, 10, 27, 33, 38, 47, 71, 

72, 84, 86, 89, 104, 114, 117, 126, 

129, 142. 

patronesses, 69, 104, 129 n. 

peculiar jurisdiction, loi n. 

perquisites, fees or dues, 55. 

'person', 'personage', 84, 85. 

Pilgrim Trust, Survey of ecclesiastical 

archives, xiii. 

pluralities, xxiii, xxxii, 33 n. 

livings held in plurality: 

Aston Cantlow and Kinwarton, 

16, 129. 

Barcheston and Tredington, 25 n. 

Barton-on-the-Heath and Lower 

Ettington, 32 n., 33. 

Beaudesert and Alcester, 39 n. 

Brailes and Oxhill, 62 n. 

Charlecote and Wasperton, 76 n. 

Haseley and Hatton, no n., 

113 n. 

Haselor and Billesley, inn. 

prices, xxviii— xxix, xxxvii, xhv. 

Puritans, see Survey of the state of the 

ministry .... 



Quarter Sessions, proposed enrolment 

of terriers at, xxii, xxv. 
Queen Anne's Bounty, xv. 

rectories, xxvii, 84, 85. 

see also benefices, 
road books, liv. 

roads mentioned in terriers, xlvii. 
Royal Commissions on depopulation 

I 5 17 and 1 549, xlvii-xlviii, li. 
Royal Injunctions 1538 and 1559, 

47 n., 143 n. 

sidesmen, sidemen, xvi, 100, 118, 119, 

simony, little evidence for in terriers, 

xxxi— xxxii, 27 n. 
smoke penny, see tithes: moduses. 
stone pits, 18, 19. 
Survey oi the state of the ministry in 

Warwickshire 1585-6, 9 n., 11 n., 

27 n., 39 n., 47 n., 72 n., 89 n., 

104 n., Ill n. 

taxes paid by lessee of tithes, 1 3 . 

collection of, under Elizabeth and 
the Stuarts, xii— xv. 

contents, xviii— xx. 

duplicate copies, xxi-xxii. 

endorsements, xxv— xxvi. 

enrolment at Quarter Sessions pro- 
posed, xxii, xxv. 

evidence of early inclosure, xxxix, 
xlvii-xlviii, li-lii, 139. 

including church goods, xix, xx, xxi. 

later history, xx-xxi. 

legal value, xxv. 

method of compilation, xxii-xxv. 

model terrier of R. Burn 1760, xix, 
xxv, xxxiv. 

opposition to, xxiii-xxv. 

parish copies, xxi-xxii. 

preservation, unsuccessful bill for, 
xxii, xxv. 

printed forms, xx-xxi. 

source of agrarian history, xii, xlvi- 

— of local topography, xlvi. 
diocese of Birmingham, ix n. 

— Carlisle, xii. 

diocese of Coventry (modern), ix. 

— Coventry and Lichfield, ix n. 

— Ely, xiv. 

— Lichfield, xiii, xiv, xv, xx. 

— Lincoln, xiv, xix, xx, xxii, xxiii; 

archdeaconry of Hunting- 
don, xxii. 

— Norwich: archdeaconry of Sud- 

bury, xiv. 

— Oxford, xii, xiii, xiv, xx, xxii. 

— Peterborough, xx. 

— Rochester, xiii— xiv, xx. 

— Salisbury, xiv. 

— Winchester, xiv. 

— Worcester, xiv. 

— York, xiv, xv, xx. 
Warwickshire parishes (diocese of 


arrangement by Canon Daven- 
port, xi. 

chancel included, i . 

church goods seldom included, 
xix— XX. 

condition, xi. 

endorsements concerning law 
suits, 3 n., 105, 129. 

— concerning a visitation, 4. 

damage due to mice, &c., xi-xii. 
examples, 36 n., 59 n., 77 n., 
100 n. 

formation of the Worcester col- 
lection, XV— xviii. 
series of 1 58 5, xv— xvi. 

— 1616-17, xvi. 

— 1635, xvi-xvii. 

— 1 7 14, xvii. 

examples of odd dates, xvii- 
impropriated rectory included, 


location, ix— x. 

made by churchwardens only, 

22 n., 40, 41, 43. 
made by three churchwardens, 84. 
material, shape, and size, x— xi. 
missing, xi. 
parishes not represented in this 

collection, x. 
undated terriers, x n. 
visitation articles and answers, xv. 
see also visitations. 



tithes, xix, xxvi-xxx, xxxvi-xlii. 
commutation, xx, xxx, xxxvii— xlii. 
for money payment, 6, 7, 8, 1 5 n., 
23, 38, 66, 67, 74, 75, 
by allotment of closes, 6. 
or of pasture rights, 73. 
compounded for years, or lives, xH— 

customaries, xiii n., xix. 
demesne lands excepted, 128, 129, 

131, 138. 
extraparochial, xviii, 10, 15, 90, 

100, loi, 103, 107. 
fixed stipend in lieu, xxviii— xxx, 69, 

III, 113-.. . 
great and small, xxviii, xliv. 

impropriation, xxvii, 3 n., 38 n., 86. 

leased, 80 n. 

— for Hfe, 142. 

— to lord of manor, 13, i 5 n. 

— to patron, xxxi-xxxii, 27 n., 142. 

methods of paying dependent on cus- 
tom rather than statute, 
xxxvi— xxxviii. 

mills, 10, 12, 18, 20, 26. 

windmill, 146. 
moduses, xxxvii— xlii. 
customary, xxxix. 

examples, 8, 10, 26, 55, 67, 
75, 87-88, 90, 95, 104, 
128, 146. 
garden penny; house penny, 
smoke penny, xxxviii, 15, 
56, 67, 75, 95, 128. _ 
sheep sold unshorn, xxxviii, 8, 

— brought in in spring, 55. 
prescriptive, xxxix, 1. 

examples, 2, 6, 7, 8, 38, 68, 

75, 94, 108, 121-2. 
on demesne land, xl, i 5 n., 73, 

1 17, 120. 
on parks, xl, 17, 66, 68. 
paid in kind, xxxvi-xhi, 140, 141. 

difficulty of collection, xlii. 
painted board 1751, xxi. 
pasture rights allotted in lieu, xl, 73. 
personal, disappearance of by 17th 
cent., xhi. 
mentioned in terriers, 2, 26, 90. 

predial, xxxvi. 
printed table 1602, xviii n. 
refusal to pay, 68. 
lawsuits, XXV, xxxvi-xhi. 

examples, 3 n., 13 n., 66 n., 84 n. 
particular cases: 

Hadow V. Arnold and others, 

Hadow V. Barnett and others, 

Heath v. Court, xxiv, xxxviii. 

Warren v. Fisher, 129. 
Weston V. Davie, 105. 
taxes on, 1 3 . 
tithable products, xxxvi-xlii. 

general hsts, 11-12, 13, 20, 49, 
67-68, 74-75, 86, 128. 
great tithes: 

corn, no instance of commuta- 
tion in terriers, xxxvii. 
corn and hay, customary rules 

for setting out, xxxvii. 
hay, allotment of meadow 
ground in lieu, xxxvii. 
examples, 2, 10, 17, 18, 19, 

23, 43, 49' 52, 97, 99' 

hay reserved for vicar, xxviii. 
examples, 10, 11, 46, 66, 

68, 72, 74, 114, 117. 
wood, xxxvi, 68, 103, no, 

131, 139- 
allowed by lessee, 1 3 . 

small tithes: 

apples and pears, 6, 8. 

bees, 12, 18, 20. 

cabbages, xxxvi. 

conies, 146. 

eggs, 8,49,67,75, 88. 

eels, 10. 

fish, xxxvi, 10, 12, 49. 

flax, 6, 7, 8, i2n., 13,49, 58, 

68,75, 86, 87, 88, 128. 
furze if sold, 12. 
garhc, 86. 
hemp, xxxiii, 6, 7, 8, 1 2 n., 1 3, 

49, 58, 68, 75, 86, 87, 

88, 128. 
herbage, xxxviii, 7, 12, 66, 67, 

68, 75, 88, 128, 146. 
hops, xxxvi, 7. 



tithes {contd.) 

tithable products {contd.) 
small tithes {contd.) 

lambs and other livestock, 
xxviii, xxxvii-xxxix; ter- 
riers passim. 
how assessed, 7-8, 67-68, 

.95- . 
paid to impropriators, xxviii, 

10, 66, 115 n., 117. 

milk, xxxviii— xxxix, 12 n., 26, 


exceptionally paid in kind, 

onions, 75, 86. 

rape, 7, 68, 88. 

woad, 68. 

wool, xxviii, xxxviii; terriers 


claimed by the lord of the 

manor, 46. 

tithe corner or plot, 2, 17. 

tithing customs, 7-8. 

detailed accounts rare before 

Restoration, xviii. 

unusual division, 11, 115 n., 117. 

Valor Ecclesiasticus 1535, xxvii n., 

xxviii, xhi, xliv. 
vicarages, xxvii-xxix. 

endowed with tithe hay, 10, r i, 46, 
66,68,72,74, 114, 117. 

fishing rights, 17, 20. 
lapsed, xxvii, xxx. 
sequestered, inn. 
stipends allotted instead of tithes,, 
their inadequacy, xxix, xliv. 
vacant on account of small stipend, 

III n., 112 n. 
see also benefices, 
vicars, stipends, 69,71, in, 112. 
'vicars dole', xix, 113. 
Victoria County History of IVarzcick- 

shire, 1. 
visitations, xv-xviii. 

articles of inquiry, xiii, xxi. 

episcopal, LlandafF 1603, xviii, 

— Salisbury 1550, xiii n., xix. 
metropoHtan 1616, xvi, xviii. 

— 1634-7, xiv, xvi, xvii, xviii. 
the answers for Warwickshire 

parishes, x, xv-xviii, xxvi, 
xxxi— xxxii, xhv. 
examples, 3, 9, 16, 32, 84, 86, 
88, 104, 114, 128-9, H2- 

yardland, xlvii. 

containing by estimation 38 acres, 

— 20 acres, 130. 

— 16 acres, 131. 


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library, society and corporate body interested in promoting the objects 
of the Society, such members to be elected at the meetings of the 
Council upon the nomination of an existing member. 

6. The Council shall have power to propose for election as Honorary 
members persons who have rendered outstanding service to the 
Society, or who are specially distinguished in the sphere of record 
study, such proposal to be submitted for approval by the Annual 
General Meeting. 


7. The management of the Society's affairs shall be vested in a Council 
consisting of the President, the Hon. Secretary, the Hon. General 
Editor and the Hon. Treasurer, together with not less than ten, nor 
more than twenty ordinary members, all of whom shall be elected at 
the Annual General Meeting; four members of the Council to form 
a quorum; and, in the case of equality of votes, the Chairman shall 
have a second or casting vote. 

8. The Council shall elect each year a Chairman and Vice-Chair- 
man and shall have power to appoint such Sub-Committees as 
appear to be advisable, which Sub-Committees shall have power to 

9. The Council shall meet at the times and places that they may them- 
selves appoint. 

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o. The Council shall have power to fill vacancies in their number, and 
also vacancies in the officers of the Society, between the Annual 
General Meetings of the members. 


11. Each ordinary member shall pay an annual subscription of One 
Guinea, or such amount as may be decided upon by the members at 
an Annual General Meeting, payable in advance on the first of 
January each year. 

1 2. The Council shall be empowered to invest on behalf of the Society 
all money received from subscriptions and other sources. 

13. If any subscribing member is found to be more than two years in 
arrear his name shall, after due warning, be removed from the list 
of Members of the Society. 

14. Each ordinary member, having paid a subscription, shall be entitled 
to receive a copy of every work published by the Society during the 
period subscribed for, and to vote at the meetings of the Society held 
within that period. 


15. Meetings of the Society, including one Annual General Meeting 
to be held as soon as practicable after the i st September of each year, 
shall be held at such times and places as shall be appointed by the 

16. Meetings of the Society shall be open to members of the public, who 
shall not have power to vote. 

1 7. The Hon. Secretary shall be required, by direction of the Council, or 
on a written request signed by not less than ten members, to call a 
Special General Meeting of the Society, notice of such meetings 
to be sent to members a fortnight before. 


18. The Society shall publish, as frequently as its resources and circum- 
stances permit, volumes of original documents relating to the County 
of Warwick, together with Occasional Papers based on records 
relating to Warwickshire and such other record publications as may 
be decided upon by the Council from time to time. The General 
Editor shall be responsible for the issue of such publications, subject 
to the approval of the Council. 

1 9. Copies of the Society's publications may be sold to non-members. 


20. The Council's decisions in the interpretation of these Rules shall be 
binding on all the members of the Society. 

21. These Rules shall not be altered except at a General Meeting of the 


{as at 1st July, igss) 

Dr. R. G. Abrahams, 76 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham 16. 

F. A. Allsopp, Esq., Miramar, Upper Gungate, Tamworth, Staffordshire. 

A. E. Amphlett, Esq., 77 Albany Road, Stratford-upon-Avon. 

Miss M. Barratt, d.phil., Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire. 

W. L. Barrows, Esq., j.p.. The Croft, Rowington, Warwick. 

The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Bradford, j.p., d.l., m.a., Weston Park, Shifnal, 

E. B. Bramwell, Esq., a.m.i.e.e., 24 Park Road, Coventry. 

Miss M. Halford Brooks, The Malt House, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwick- 

Mrs. W. Brownlow, Ettington Grange, Stratford-upon-Avon. 

T. S. BuRBiDGE, Esq., 17 Belvedere Road, Coventry. 

J. C. Burman, Esq., 56 Wellington Road, Birmingham 15. 

Thomas Burman, Esq., 66 Harborne Road, Birmingham 15. 

W. A. Cadbury, Esq., Hon. ll.d. (Birmingham), f.r.g.s., Wast Hills, King's Norton, 

Birmingham 30. 
H. M. Cashmore, Esq., m.b.e., f.l.a., 17 Greswolde Park Road, Birmingham 27. 
Philip B. Chatwin, Esq., o.b.e., Hon. m.a. (Birmingham), f.s.a., f.r.i.b.a., 26 

Binswood Avenue, Leamington Spa. 

E. E. Chaumeton, Esq., Westview, Tiddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon. 

F. W. Clarke, Esq., 47 Ridgeway Hill, Newport, Monmouthshire. 
C. R. Clinker, Esq., 9 Regent Place, Rugby, Warwickshire. 

R. A. Cohen, Esq., l.d.s., 2 Old Square, Warwick. 

Miss E. P. J. Cooke, The Malt House, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. 
The Rt. Rev. The Lord Bishop of Coventry, The Bishop's House, Coventry. 
Professor H. A. Cronne, m.a., The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham 3. 

John R. S. Dugdale, Esq., Merevale Hall, Atherstone, Warwickshire. 
Sir William F. S. Dugdale, Bt., j.p., d.l., f.s.a., Merevale Hall, Atherstone, War- 
W. S. Dugdale, Esq., M.C., Blyth Hall, Coleshill, Birmingham. 

Mrs. L Edgerton, Park Cottage, West Street, Warwick. 

J. H. Ellis, Esq., b.a., 49 Loxley Road, Stratford-upon-Avon. 

B. A. Fetherston-Dilke, Esq., m.b.e., j.p., m.a., m.b., Maxstoke Castle, Coleshill, 

Mrs. Spenser Flower, Ilmington Manor, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. 
Levi Fox, Esq., m.a., f.s.a., f.r.hist.s., f.r.s.l., 14 Henley Street, Stratford-upon- 

Professor V. H. Galbraith, Oriel College, 0.xford. 

Guy Gundaker, Esq., The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad Street, 
Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.A. 

P. A. Hales, Esq., Field Cottage, Wood Lane, Earlswood, Warwickshire. 

A. D. Hargreaves, Esq., m.a., ll.b., 860 Warwick Road, Solihull, Warwickshire. 

P. D. A. Harvey, Esq., County Record Office, Shire Hall, Warwick. 

R. N. Heaton, Esq., 82 Banbury Road, Stratford-upon-Avon. 

E. Carey Hill, Esq., f.s.a., The Hollies, Kenilwonh, Warwickshire. 

Mrs. P. R. Hill, Kyneton, Finham, Coventry. 

R. H. Hilton, Esq., m.a., d.phil., The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham 3. 

Mrs. Randall Hosking, m.b.e., Horton House, Rugby, Warwickshire. 

S. R. HossELL, Esq., b.a., 50 Browett Road, Coundon, Coventry. 

W. S. Howard, Esq., j.p., Barford, Warwick. 

Professor H. F. Humphreys, o.b.e., m.c, t.d., ll.d., m.b., ch.b., m.d.s., f.d.s., f.s.a., 

The Medical School, Hospitals Centre, Birmingham 15. 
B. W. Hunt, Esq., a.s.a.a., Evenlode, 15 Greenside Road, Erdington, Birmingham 24. 
T. E. Hurst, Esq., Hardwick House, Broad Lane, Wood End, Tanworth-in-Arden, 


The Lord Iliffe, g.b.e.. The Homestead, Yattendon, Newbury, Berkshire. 
The Hon. E. Langton Iliffe, 38 New Street, Birmingham 2. 

H. M. Jenkins, Esq., 46 Rugby Road, Leamington Spa. 

Philip L. Jewsbury, Esq., The Grey House, Ilmington, Shipston-on-Stour, War- 
H. C. Johnson, Esq., m.a.. Public Record Office, Chancery Lane, London, W.C. 2. 
R. T. Jones, Esq., Lloyds Bank Ltd., District Office, Colmore Row, Birmingham 3. 

T. A. Kimberley, Esq., 55 Shakleton Road, Coventry. 

E. R. King, Esq., 34 Goldeslie Road, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. 
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Kirk, 4 Ashleigh Road, Solihull, Warwickshire. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Lea, 232 Loxley Road, Stratford-upon-Avon. 

The Rev. D. W. Lee, m.a., The Vicarage, Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire. 

The Lord Leigh, Stoneleigh Abbey, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. 

K. S. Liggins, Esq., 13 Canon Street, Taunton, Somerset. 

R. C. Lines, Esq., f.r.s.a., Linehurst, Beechnut Lane, Solihull, Warwickshire. 

N. B. Ludlow, Esq., Barton House, Barton, Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. 

Sir Percy H. Mills, k.b.e.. The Manor House, Studley, Warwickshire. 
Paul Morgan, Esq., m.a., f.s.a., 8 Evesham Place, Stratford-upon-Avon. 
Dr. A. Murray, Hillcrest, Rowley Crescent, Stratford-upon-Avon. 

A. W\ Palmer, Esq., 160 Earlsdon Avenue, Coventry. 

The Rev. G. H. Parks, Stoneleigh Abbey, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. 

F. J. Patrick, Esq., f.l.a., Langdale, Willingdon Park Drive, Hampden Park, East- 
bourne, Sussex. 

Miss M. E. Paul, i i Comberford Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire. 

John Paul, Esq., 11 Comberford Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire. 

Miss H. J. Powell, Stanford House, Upper Ladye's Hill, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. 

The Rev. Canon Noel Prentice, m.a.. Old Town House, Stratford-upon-Avon. 

Charles H. Sale, Esq., Mancetter House, 74 Northumberland Road, Leamington Spa. 

F. H. Sampson, Esq., Garth Hay, Belwell Lane, Four Oaks, Warwickshire. 

Elwin Sapcote, Esq., 46 Reddings Road, Birmingham 13. 

Frederick Smith, Esq., b.a., f.r.g.s., 15 Hillview Terrace, Corstorphine, Edin- 
burgh 12. 

O.D. Smith, Esq., Cedar Lawn, Lapworth, Warwickshire. 

Mrs. W. A. Smith, 2 The Croft, Dunchurch, Rugby. 

The Misses M. M. and J. Smythe, 38 Lingfield Road, Wimbledon Common, London, 
S.W. 19. 

Sir Wilfrid T. Southorn, k.c.m.g., k.b.e., Osmanthorpe, Laleham-on-Thames, 

L. Edgar Stephens, Esq., c.b.e., m.a., ll.b., f.s.a., Flixton House, Rowington, 

W. Storer, Esq., 84 Armorial Road, Coventry. 

Philip Styles, Esq., m.a., f.s.a., 15 Church Street, Warwick. 

Mrs. P. Styles, 15 Church Street, Warwick. 

L, Taylor, Esq., 18 Leamington Road, Coventry. 

Geoffrey Templeman, Esq., m.a., f.s.a., The University, Edmund Street, Birming- 
ham 3. 

E. G. TiBBiTS, Esq., ll. b.. The Firs, Theatre Street, Warwick. 

F. H. ViNEY, Esq., Compton Road, Knowle, Birmingham. 

Mrs. D. I. Wall, b.sc, m.b., ch.b., Greenways, Coleshill, Birmingham. 

The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Warwick, The Castle, Warwick. 

Miss L. R. WicKSTEED, Freasley, Tamworth, Staffordshire. 

W. T. Wiggins-Davies, Esq., j.p., Bracebridge, Four Oaks, Warwickshire. 

G. W. Wilks, Esq., School House, 3 Kenilworth Road, Knowle, Birmingham. 
Mrs. I. Williams, 29 George Road, Solihull, Warwickshire. 

The Lord Willoughby de Broke, m.c, a.f.c, j.p., Woodley House, Kineion, 

R. B. Wilson, Esq., 'Bramcote', 31 Sharman's Cross Road, Solihull, Warwickshire. 
A. C. Wood, Esq., m.a., b.litt., f.s.a.. Shire Hall, Warwick. 

Francis W. B. Yorke, Esq., f.r.i.b.a., St. Loes, High Street, Henley-in-Arden, 


Alexander TurnbuU Library, P.O. Box 8016, Wellington, New Zealand. 

Assay Office Library, Newhall Street, Birmingham 3. 

Birmingham Archaeological Society, i-i8 Paradise Street, Birmingham i. 

Birmingham Library, Margaret Street, Birmingham 3. 

Birmingham Public Libraries, Reference Library, Birmingham i. 

Birmingham University Library, Edmund Street, Birmingham 3. 

Boston Athenaeum, Boston, Mass., U.S.A. 

Bristol University, Bristol. 

The Library, Brown University, Providence, R.L, U.S.A. 

California University Library, Berkeley 4, California, U.S.A. 

Chetham's Library, Hunt's Bank, Manchester 3. 

Chicago University Library, Chicago 37, Illinois, U.S.A. 

Claremont College, Harper Hall, Claremont, California, U.S.A. 

Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Avenue, N.E., Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. 

The College of Arms, Queen Victoria Street, London, E.C. 4. 

Columbia University Library, New York, U.S.A. 

Cornell University Library, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. 

The Archivist, St. Mary's Hall, Coventry. 

The Editor, the Coventry Evening Telegraph, Quinton Road, Coventry. 

Coventry Public Libraries, Coventry. 

Edinburgh Public Libraries, Central Library, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh. 

Edinburgh University Library, Edinburgh. 

Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. 

Genealogical Society of Utah, 80 North Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. 

Glasgow University Library, Glasgow. 

Gloucester Public Library, Brunswick Road, Gloucester. 

Grosvenor Library, 383 Franklin Street, Buffalo, 2, New York, U.S.A. 

Guildhall Library, Basinghall Street, London, E.C. 

Harvard College Library, Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A. 

Haverford College Library, Haverford, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 

Henry E. Huntington Library & Art Gallery, San Marino, California, U.S.A. 

Hereford Public Library & Museum, Hereford. 

Illinois University Library, Urbana, Illinois, U.S.A. 

Inner Temple Library, London, E.C. 

Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Senate House, London, W.C. i. 

John Rylands Library, Manchester. 

Johns Hopkins University Library, Baltimore, U.S.A. 

Acquisitions Department, University of Kentucky Library, Lexington, Kentucky, 

King Edward's School, Birmingham 15. 
Leamington Public Library, Leamington Spa. 
Leeds Public Libraries, Central Library, Leeds i. 
University College Library, Leicester. 
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. 
Liverpool Public Libraries, William Brown Street, Liverpool. 
London Library, 14 St. James's Square, London, S.W. i. 

University College Library, London University, Gower Street, London, W.C. i. 
University of London Library, Senate House, London, W.C. r. 
Magdalen College Library, Oxford. 

Manchester Public Libraries, St. Peter's Square, Manchester 2. 
Public Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. 
Michigan University Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. 
National Library of Ireland, Dublin. 
National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. 
Nebraska University Library, Nebraska, U.S.A. 
Newberry Library, Chicago, U.S.A. 

New England Historic Genealogical Society, 9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass., U.S.A. 
New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York City, U.S.A. 
New York Public Library, New York, U.S.A. 
New York University Library, New York, U.S.A. 
Northwestern University Library, Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A. 
Nuneaton Public Library, Queen's Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire. 
Peabody Institute of Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. 
Pennsylvania University Library, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.A. 
Princeton University Library, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. 
Public Record Office, Chancery Lane, London, W.C. 2. 

Bernard Quaritch Limited, 11 Grafton Street, New Bond Street, London, W. i. 
Reading University Library, Reading. 

Royal Historical Society, 96 Cheyne Walk, London, S.W. 10. 
Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Rugby Public Library & Museum, St. Matthew Street, Rugby. 
Serials Section Library, University of California, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, 

California, U.S.A. 
St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, Michigan, U.S.A. 
Shakespeare's Birthplace Library, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. 
Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, London, W. i. 
Society of Genealogists, Chaucer House, Malet Place, London, W.C. i. 
Stratford-upon-Avon Public Library, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. 
Sutton Coldfield Public Library, The Parade, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire. 
Toronto University Library, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 
Walsall Public Library, Lichfield Street, Walsall. 

Warwickshire County Council Records Committee, Shire Hall, Warwick. 
The Warwickshire Justices, per L.E. Stephens Esq., Clerk of the Peace, Warwick. 
The General Library, Acquisitions Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 6, 

Wisconsin, U.S.A. 
Yale University Library, Connecticut, U.S.A. 
Yarnall Library of Theology of St. Clement's Church, Philadelphia Divinity School, 

Philadelphia, U.S.A. 


Bodleian Library, Oxford. 
British Museum, London, W.C. i. 
Cambridge University Library, Cambridge. 
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. 
Trinity College Library, Dublin. 


Main Record Series 

Vol. I. Minutes and Accounts of the Corporation of Stratford- 

upon-Avon and other records, 1 553-1620. Transcribed 
by Richard Savage, with introduction and notes by 
Edgar I. Fripp, b.a. Vol. I. 1553-1566. 1921. 

Vol. II. Abstract of the Bailiffs' Accounts of Monastic and other 

estates in the County of Warwick under the supervision of 
the Court of Augmentation for the year ending Michael- 
mas, 1547. Translated by W. B. Bickley, with an intro- 
duction by William Fowler Carter, b.a., f.s.a. 1923. 

Vol. III. Minutes and Accounts of the Corporation of Stratford- 

upon-Avon and other records. Vol. II. 1566-1577. 1924. 

Vol. IV. The Records of King Edward's School, Birmingham, with 

an introduction by William Fowler Carter, b.a., 
f.s.a. Vol. I. The 'Miscellany' Volume. 1924. 

Vol. V. Minutes and Accounts of the Corporation of Stratford- 

upon-Avon and other records. Vol. III. 1577-1586. 

Vol. VI. The Lay Subsidy Roll for Warwickshire of 6 Edward III 

(1332). Translated and edited with an introduction by 
William Fowler Carter, b.a., f.s.a. With an appendix 
containing three early Subsidy Rolls for Stratford-upon- 
Avon, edited by Frederick C. Wellstood. 1926. 

Vol. VII. The Records of King Edward's School, Birmingham. Vol. 
II. 1928. 

Vol. VIII. The Registers of Edgbaston Parish Church, 1636-18 12. 
Vol. I. Transcribed and edited with an introduction by the 
Rev. C. S. James, b.a. 1928. 

Vol. IX. The Register of Walter Reynolds, Bishop of Worcester, 

1 308-1 3 1 3. Edited by the Rev. R. A. Wilson, m.a. 

Vol. X. Minutes and Accounts of the Corporation of Stratford- 

upon-Avon and other records. Vol. IV. 1 586-1 592. 

Vol. XI. Warwickshire Feet of Fines abstracted from the originals 

in the Public Record Office by Ethel Stokes and edited 
by F. C. Wellstood, with an introduction by F. T. S. 
Houghton, M.A., F.S.A. Vol. I. 1 195-1284. 1932. 

Vol. XII. The Records of King Edward's School, Birmingham. Vol. 
III. Edited by William Fowler Carter, b.a,, and 
E. A. B. Barnard, f.s.a., f.r.hist.s. 1933. 

Vol. XIII. The Register of the Guild of the Holy Trinity, St. Mary, 
St. John the Baptist, and St. Katherine of Coventry. 
Transcribed and edited by Mary Dormer Harris. Vol. 
I. 1935. 

Vol. XIV. The Registers of Edgbaston Parish Church, 1636-18 12. 
Vol. II. Transcribed and edited by the late Rev. C. S. 
James, b.a. 1936. 

Vol. XV. Warwickshire Feet of Fines abstracted from the originals 
in the Public Record Office by Ethel Stokes and Lucy 
Drucker, with introductory notes by F. T. S. Houghton, 
M.A., F.S.A. Vol. II. 1284-1345. 1939. 

Vol. XVI. Rolls of the Warwickshire and Coventry Sessions of the 
Peace, 1 377-1 397. Transcribed and edited by Elizabeth 
G. Kimball, m.a., b.litt., ph.d. With an analytical index 
of indictments by Theodore F. T. Plucknett, m.a., 
LL.B. 1939. 

Vol. XVII. The Statute Merchant Roll of Coventry, 1 392-1416. 
Transcribed and edited by Alice Beardwood, d.phil. 


Vol. XVIII. Warwickshire Feet of Fines abstracted from the originals 
in the Public Record Office by Lucy Drucker; with a 
memoir of Frederick C. Wellstood, m.a., f.s.a., and an 
introductory note by William Cooper, f.s.a., f.r.hist.s. 
Vol. III. 1 345-1 509. 1943. 

Vol. XIX. The Records of the Guild of the Holy Trinity, St. Mary, 
St. John the Baptist, and St. Katherine of Coventry. 
Edited by Geoffrey Templeman, m.a. Vol. II. 1944. 

Vol. XX. The Records of King Edward's School, Birmingham. 
Edited by Philip B. Chatwin, f.s.a., f.r.i.b.a., with a 
foreword by Siward James. Vol. IV. 1948. 

Vol. XXI. Ministers' Accounts of the Warwickshire Estates of the 
Duke of Clarence, 1479—80. Transcribed and edited by 
R. H. Hilton, d.phil. 1952. 

Occasional Papers 

No. I. The Ancient Records of Coventry. A paper read before the 
Dugdale Society by Mary Dormer Harris. 1924. 

No. 2. The Preservation and Interpretation of Ancient Records. An 
address delivered to the Dugdale Society by the Rt. Hon. Lord 
Hanworth, p.c, k.c, K.B.E., Master of the Rolls. 1929. 

No. 3. Dr. Thomas's edition of Sir William Dugdale's Antiquities of 
JVarwickshire. An address delivered to the Dugdale Society by 
Herbert M. Jenkins. 1931. 

No. 4. The Development of County Administration in the late XVII Ith 
and early XlXth centuries, illustrated by the Records of the 
Warwickshire Court of Quarter Sessions, 1 773-1 837. An address 
delivered to the Dugdale Society by Philip Styles, m.a. 1934. 

No. 5. Ancient Records of Warwick. An address delivered to the 
Dugdale Society by E. G. Tibbits, ll.b. 1938. 

No. 6. Sir Simon Archer, 1 581— 1662. A paper based on an address 
delivered to the Dugdale Society by Philip Styles, m.a. 1946. 

No. 7. The Sheriffs of Warwickshire in the Thirteenth Century. By 
Geoffrey Templeman, m.a., f.s.a. 1948. 

No. 8. Press and Public in Early Nineteenth-century Birmingham. By 
Asa Briggs, m.a., b.sc. (econ.). 1949. 

No. 9. Social Structure of Rural Warwickshire in the Middle Ages. By 
R. H. Hilton, d.phil. 1950. 

No. 10. Warwick in the Middle Ages. By Professor H. A. Cronne, 
M.A. 1951. 

Copies are obtainable from the Honorary Secretary^ Shakespeare* s 
Birthplace^ Stratford-upon-Avon. 











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