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APPENDIX VII: Pedigree of de Basinges and de Bidyk

P = Appendix to 9th Report of Hist. MSS. Comm. (MSS. of Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's.)

(a) P.p. 24. Grant by William fitz-Isabel to Roger Pentecost in marriage with Margaret his daughter.

(b) P.p. 24. Grant by Roger, son of William fitz-Isabel, to Roger Pentecost in marriage with Margaret his sister.

(c) P.p. 24. Grant by Dionisia, relict of Arnold Ruffus . . . William fitz-Isabel, father of her mother Margaret.

(d) P.p. 25a. Grant by Dionisia, relict of Arnold Ruffus, daughter of William Senex or le Vyel. A.D. 1252–3.

(e) P.p. 17. Grant by Richard Asswy, brother of Thomas, son of Adam de Basinges.

(f) P.p. 17. Sir Thomas de Bedyk, kt., son and heir of Henry de Bedyk by Joan de Taleworth, his wife, who afterwards married Arnald de Mounteneye.

(g) P.p. 18. John Flete, citizen and goldsmith of London and Margaret his wife, daughter of Sir Thomas Bedyk, and sister and heir of Alexander Bedyk.

(h) P.p. 21. Joan, wife of Arnold de Mounteneye, relict of Henry Bedyk.

(i) Will. Ancient Deeds A.2179.

(j) Will of William de Hadstock. Wife Joan. Anthony, son of Adam de Bedyk, tailor, and Johanna his wife, daughter of testator.

APPENDIX VIII: St. Pancras taxpayers in 1693

Note. The page numbers inserted in the earlier portion refer to Vol. 17, (Part I of this Survey), Highgate Village.

By virtue of a Warrant directed under the hands and seals of several of Their Majesties' Commissioners appointed for putting in execution an Act of Parliament intituled "An act for granting to Their Majesties an Aid of 4s. in the pound for one year for carrying on a vigorous war against France" the 4th day of November, A.D. 1692, and in the fourth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord and Lady William and Mary, by the grace of God King and Queen of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defenders of the Faith, etc., to Us in the said Warrant named approved and appointed assessors for the parish of St. Pancras alias Kentish Town in the county of Middlesex of the said money; We the said assessors who have hereunto set our names have according to the said Act made a Rate and Assessment upon the said parish to be paid by four quarterly payments in manner following, viz.,

John Hill for the landlord (?p. 73, site of Holly Lodge)100
Widow Ware for John White (p. 74)26
Anthony Odam (p. 74)20
John Evans for John White (p. 74)26
Mr. Francis Blake (p. 69; 48, 49, 50, West Hill)200
Mr. John Ives for Mr. Daniel Short (p. 67; White Hart, etc.)5120
Mr. Thomas Hacklscot for Mr. Smith (19, South Grove)160
Sir William Ashurst2100
For his house not finished the 3 last quarters (£50) (p. 53)
Madam Elizabeth Cornish (p. 52)200
For her personal estate1200
Mrs. Elizabeth Ashurst (personal estate)600
Mr. William Browne (p. 53)170
Mr. Francis Blake for the late Lord Hollis his house (p. 42)1160
Robert Poulson for Sir William Ashurst (p. 35)46
For Lord Hollis his barn70
Widow Stonick for Widow Graves26
Widow Graves40
Alexander Flood for Thomas Benifeild66
Abraham Andras30
Mrs. Hester Wells (Swain's Lane)120
Mrs. Sarah Cosh (p. 39; Swain's Lane)120
Mr. Christopher Foster for Mr. John Welby (p. 35)160
Mr. John Welby (p. 35)120
Widow Brookes for John Welby110
Mr. John Storer and Mrs. Joanna Storer (p. 35; Church House)120
Mr William Delke for Mr. John Wicks90
Mrs. Harrison for Mr. John Wicks100
John Hunter for Stephen Humble (p. 28)90
William Branson for Stephen Humble100
Mrs. Ann Harthwaite for Stephen Humble50
George Tyler for Stephen Humble50
Richard Andrews for Stephen Humble (The Angel)160
George Young for Stephen Humble1140
Richard Sharer for Stephen Humble50
Widow Cockerill for Mr. Edward Gould40
Robert Thorye for Mr. Edward Gould20
Francis Daniel for ditto60
James Crompton for ditto86
Mr. Edward Gould for two empty houses80
Michael Roberts for Mr. Rutland (p. 20)80
Mr. Thomas Monke for Mr. Edward Gould 2 houses140
Mr. Edward Gould (personalty)1100
For his dwelling house and barn (p. 25; Bisham House)1140
Mr. John Townsend for Mrs. Mary Izard (p. 18; Hertford House)140
Mr. Gomsarah for Mr. Ralph Izard (p. 18; Fairseat)200
Mr. John Hardrett for Mrs. Mary Morgan (p. 17; "Andrew Marvel's Cottage")100
Sir William Pritchard (p. 13. Lauderdale House)400
John Hicks for Mrs. Allen (p. 106. The Forge)70
William Jones for John Orton (p. 106)20
Widow Hatton for John Orton (p. 106)40
William "Pomson" [sic for Poulson] for Widow Graves (p. 106)30
Thomas Lewis for John Graves (p. 105)110
Widow Brockden (p. 106)60
John Warminger for Thomas Brookes (The Flask)140
Hester Reyles (p. 111)30
Thomas Howard30
Widow Miller for John Orton30
Widow Hatton for ditto16
John Johnson for ditto30
Robert Harebottle for ditto30
Edward Tudor for ditto100
John Orton for two houses unfinished for 3 last quarters
Thomas Simmons (p. 104. The Gatehouse)50
Matthew Gilbert for Mr. Francis Blake100
Alexander Clenell (p. 100)30
John Sanders (p. 101)40
John Leach for John Saunders (p. 108)20
Sarah Keymer (p. 101)60
Moses Cooke (p. 101)80
Sir Francis Pemberton (p. 93. Grove House)400
Dean Sherlock for Sir Francis Pemberton100
Mrs. Elizabeth Collet for Sir Francis Pemberton100
Lady Katherine Paulet for ditto100
Dr. Atterbury for ditto100
Lady Elizabeth Potts for ditto100
Mr. Scopin for ditto (p. 90)100
John Burton for Sir Francis Pemberton100
Mr. Rutland for the empty house (p. 72. Parkfield)130
Mr. Flinders for Mr. Francis Blake (p. 74)110
Mr. Richard Flinders (Fox and Crown)80
William Bardon for John Taylor (p. 74)30
John Ripper for John Orton50
John Greenway for William Portman33
Robert Watkins for William Portman39
William Clifton for Thomas Goddard250
Nicholas Andrews for Lady Arlington300
William Bridges, esquire. (p. 129. Ken Wood)1200
Nicholas Andrewes100
Richard Hall for Francis Blake130
Mr. Samuel Thacker for Mr. Eglston800
James Page for James Spike40
Mr. John Haslipp for Mr. Richard Bourne700
For Mr. Peter Sambrooke (Kentish Town House)3160
For the Parish Land90
Daniel King for Mr. John Long60
Mr. William Child1160
Mr. John Berrisford160
Widow Hews for Mr. John Berrisford50
Mr. Henry Long120
Mr. John Squire for Edward Gould6150
For the Parish Land196
Robert King for Robert Hull100
Mr. John Horton for Richard Nicoll2100
For Mr. Ralph Biscoe140
For Mr. Robert Champion2100
Mr. John Hawlinge250
Mr. John Hawling for St. John's College Cambridge land360
Mr. Francis Seridy160
Mr. Zouch Watson (Willow Walk)80
Mr. Francis Speke70
Mr. Edward Allen for his two houses56
Mr. Henry Mitchell for Mr. Richard Cox500
For St. John's College Land, Cambridge3120
Widow Palmer for Richard Newman86
Mr. Richard Newman for Mr. Richard Browne1116
William Simmons for Joseph Ofley, esquire220
For the Parish Land80
For Mr. London's heirs280
John Smithers for Mr. London's heirs160
Mr. John Marshall for his Vicarage (Kentish Town High Street)1100
James Rokes for Joseph Ofley, esquire1100
John Cooper for Mr. Thomas Lighthozle26
Widow Scott for ditto30
John Price for ditto26
William Day for ditto96
Mr. Daniel Barton40
Mr. Daniel Barton for Dr. South80
Mr. William Penn for Dr. South (Christ Church Oxford estate)399
For Mr. Richard Nicoll150
John Jones for Dr. South50
Ralph Weston for Dr. South20
Richard Cooper the bailiff of the manor of Cantloes for Dr. William Wiggon, lord of the manor, for the quit rents and profits thereof150
Mr. Nedham, steward of the manor of Tottenham Court for the lord of the manor, for the quit rents and profits thereof100
Mr. John Hartwell for Mr. William Portman 4 houses130
James Rokes60
Mrs. Rebecca Smith for the Hewetts8170
For Mr. Ralph Palmer3160
For Mr. Isaac Cleeve130
For Lady Arlington80
Mr. Thomas March for Mr. Ralph Palmer100
Robert Poulson for Mr. Isaac Cleeve106
Mr. Robert Turlington for improvement30
John Graves for Mr. Richard Smith120
William Ewrin for Lady Smith60
Mr. Frederick Dover for Mr. Richard Smith50
Emanuell Pullen for ditto30
Widow Hooper or tenant for ditto20
Mr. Richard Smith for Lady Smith340
John Birchet for esquire Jeffereys96
Mr. Ridout for Mr. Butler40
Mr. John Arnold20
Mary Hooper for Landlord40
William Charles for Andrew Batch40
Mr. William Badcock (north end of King's Road)100
Henry Perine for Thomas Turner (Payne's Place, Kentish Town)76
Richard Falker for George Lambert (Kentish Town Road)76
Mr. Henry Twyford80
Mr. Richard Sutton for the trustees of Mr. Richard Hayes1200
For Mrs. Smith100
Richard George for esquire Jefferys180
Richard Ashworth for ditto (Camden Town estate)11100
And for ditto290
Mr. Thomas Greene and Mr. Richard Smith for ditto7108
Mr. Thomas Greene for ditto303
Mr. Thomas Nicoll for Sir Thomas Millington700
[This was the prebendal manor of St. Pancras]
For Mr. Richard Dawson200
Thomas George [The George & Falcon, afterwards Elephant and Castle]70
Jacob Joyner for the Impropriation300
Edward Martin for Mr. Thody200
Edward Tow for Mr. John Grant's improvement of the Tile Kiln160
Edward Reynolds for Mr. Richard Cox120
Ralph Butterfeild for Robert Knight [At King's Cross]90
Charles Eaton for Phillip Holmes (end of Gray's Inn Road)70
Phillip Holmes for one unfinished house for three last quarters
Joseph Lee for Mr. Newton's house there106
Richard Tustin for Mr. Robert Ketlwell (Chad's Row, etc.)80
Mr. Ketlwell50
Mr. Richard Newman for Mr. John Auborne1130
For Mr. Charles Cox [i.e. Charles Cocks, owner of the site of the later Somers Town]3120
Mr. Robert Stanton for Mr. Richard Harbott500
For Mr. Staly's improvement80
For esquire Harbert's Lower Sandhills250
Thomas Scott for Mr. Francis Stanton1124
Mr. Richard Gray for the landlord of the Sandhill Fields4130
For Mr. Francis Stanton4130
For Mr. George Trubshaw150
For John Robinson (Calthorpe estate)300
For — Mede600
Mr. Thomas Greene for Mr. John Robinson (Calthorpe estate)500
For Mr. George Porter160
Mr. Thomas Griffith for Lady Bromlo1160
For Lord Salisbury900
For Lord Salisbury being reputed Papist900
Ball for Paul Hughes100
Mr. James for his landlord120
Lucy Lee for her landlord [Black Mary's]80
William Goodman for his landlord80
Phillip Moore for Elizabeth Cooke160
Mary Ellis for Lady Arlington120
Blatchett for Lady Arlington300
John Inman for Lady Arlington140
Henry Archer for ditto110
Mr. Belfeild and Mr. Moore for ditto560
Joseph Hutton for ditto100
Thomas Bley for ditto80
For Mr. Thomas Baker250
Henry Chebley for Lady Arlington100
Charles Eyers for ditto100
Edward Stonestreet for ditto120
John Alworth for ditto12100
William Bilson for ditto60
For Mr. Robert Thomson500
Mr. Thomas Baker for Lord Ossleston300
Mr. Edward Baker for Mr. Thomas Baker46
Thomas Wilmott for John Allen100
John Allen for his landlord of half of Crabtree Field500
Mr. Thomas Turner for his improvement100
For his landlord of half of Crabtree Feild500
John Eeles for Mr. Hap80
Thomas Beebb for Mr. Hap80
John Wane80
Morris Cope or tenant for Lady Arlington180
Mr. John Studamoore for his nine tenements (near Hanway Street)2190
Major Peter Knight for his five tenements120
Lawrence Cross for the Earl of Clare140
For Lady Russell210
For Mr. James Badd190
Mr. Christopher Cooper [Sic for Capper] for Lady Russell700
For Lady Rawlinson130
For Blyth and Ash280
Jane Timmis for Lady Arlington120
Allis Sanders for Lady Russell1160
Thomas Slawter for Wood's heirs100
Mr. Robert Craven for William Rawlins1180
Mr. Thomas Tranter for Charles Cox5100
Total of real estates for the whole year1475140
Total of personal estates for the whole year8080


Personal estates

William Adcock3s.
Thomas Nicholl3s.
John Haling3s.
John Ives3s.
[Compare the 1649 Survey pp. 140–142]
Richard Flinders, Francis Speke, Edward Tow, Thomas

It will be observed that this list provides a great amount of material for further research, as it gives the names of all the landowners and their tenants, arranged in the order they would be approached by tax-collectors perambulating the parish. In order to link it up with the historical notes, an indication of the pages where the estates are dealt with has been put in brackets against many of the names, and in some cases names have been added also to show the exact location of the properties taxed.

The fact that Sir William Ashurst was building a house to be rated at £50 corroborates the statement made in "Highgate Village," page 53, that Ashurst House was built in 1692. In a similar assessment for the following year his name duly appears assessed at £2 10s. for the first quarter.

"Mrs. Rebecca Smith for the Hewetts" appears in the next year as "Mrs. Rebecca Smith for Mr. Peter Beckford." Her tax of 8s. "for Lady Arlington" must have been for a field at Kentish Town (see map) entirely detached from the rest of the demesne lands of Tottenhall manor, and adjoining Mr. Beckford's land.

APPENDIX IX (ref. 99)

Survey of the manor of Tottenhall alias Tottenham Court, with the rights, members and appurtenances thereof, lying and being in the county of Middlesex, late parcel of the possessions of Samuel Baker, D.D., Prebendary of the Prebend of Tottenhall in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London, made and taken in the month of September, 1649, by us whose names are hereunto subscribed.


The rents due from the copyholders within the parish of St. Pancras and Kentish Town holding of the aforesaid manor by fine certain according to the custom thereof, and payable at Michaelmas, are, per annum £4 13s. 11½d.

The Courts Baron and Court Leet fines and amercements of courts, fines upon descent or alienation, heriots, reliefs, wards, marriages, waifs, estrays and all other profits and perquisites within the aforesaid manor to the royalty thereof appertaining, being at fine certain at two shillings per acre, we estimate, communibus annis at £10.

All that capital messuage or manor house called Tottenhall Court with the site thereof, belonging to a lease granted by the late king consisting of a gatehouse, a chamber and two closets over the gate, a little court yard, a hall, a wood room under the stairs there, a parlor wainscotted, two closets there, a kitchen, a larder, a cellar, a little parlor wainscotted, with a closet there, a fair staircase, one great chamber with an inner room, seven other chambers and a pair of back stairs, a milk house, a wash house, a stable, one orchard and one garden, all which premises are moated round and much out of repair and in the occupation of John Kenricke, containing by estimation 1 a. 2 r. 0 p., £12.

One other messuage or tenement built with brick adjoining to a field called the Murrals, consisting of a yard, a porch, a hall, a kitchen, a wash house, a little buttery, two chambers, three garrets, a garden, an orchard, in the occupation of Elizabeth Rose, widow, containing by estimation 0 a. 1 r. 0 p., £10.

Two parcels of pasture ground as they are now divided called the Murrals abutting on the Earl of Southampton's land on the south containing by estimation 23 a. 0 r. 0 p., £53 13s. 4d.

One close of pasture ground called the Church Field abutting on the said Earl of Southampton's land on the north, containing 36 a. 0 r. 0 p., £69.

One field of pasture ground called Sixteen Acre Piece abutting on Slipshoe Lane on the north, containing by estimation 19 a. 0 r. 0 p., £35 3s. 0d.

One close of pasture ground called the Twenty-eight Acre Piece, abutting on Marybone Park on the west containing by estimation 28 a. 0 r. 0 p., £53 4s. 0d.

One close of pasture ground called the Eighteen Acres in the occupation of John Kennericke, abutting on Marybone Park on the west containing by estimation 21 a. 1 r. 0 p., £40 7s. 6d.

One close of pasture called the Thirty-four Acre piece abutting on the highway leading from St. Giles to Hamstead on the east, on the Earl of Clare's lands south, with a cottage there containing by estimation 33 a. 0 r. 0 p., £77 0s. 0d.

One close of pasture ground called the Six Acres Piece lately parcel of Churchfield, abutting on the highway leading from St. Giles to Hamstead on the west containing by estimation 6 a. 0 r. 0 p., £14 0s. 0d.

One small parcel of land or base court lying before the said mansion house south, containing by estimation 0 a. 2 r. 0 p., £1 10s.

One other small parcel of land called the Milking Place lying next the moat there containing by estimation 0 a. 2 r. 0 p., £2 0s. 0d.

The number of acres belonging to John May's lease 169 a. 0 r. 0 p.

Mr. May doth not lay claim to all the lands before certified which are here returned to be in his lease.

A messuage or tenement built with brick abutting on the moat of the manor house on the east, consisting of a porch entry, a parlor, a kitchen, a milk house, a cellar, a fair staircase, three chambers, three garrets, with an orchard and garden, a little forecourt, leased to John Redman by Queen Elizabeth for ninety nine years, containing by estimation 0 a. 1 r. 0 p., £12.

One other messuage or tenement built with brick consisting of a courtyard paved, a baking house, a kitchen, a larder, three cellars, three rooms over two of the said cellars with two closets, a hall, two parlors, four chambers, three garrets and a closet. In one other part of the said messuage a garden and orchard with an old shed there belonging to the said John Redman, containing by estimation 0 a. 1 r. 0 p., £20.

One parcel of pasture ground called Lord's Mead Piece abutting on Mr. Robert Hewett's land on the south, containing by estimation 4 a. 0 r. 0 p., £9.

One field of pasture ground called the Six Acres Piece abutting on the Earl of Clare's land south containing by estimation 5 a. 3 r. 0 p., £18 8s. 0d.

One little piece of land called the Pound Close abutting on Blunt's land on the south, with a barn there, containing by estimation 2 a. 0 r. 0 p., £7 10s. 0d.

Lastly one other parcel of land called the Pingle lying behind the aforesaid houses northward, and belonging to the aforesaid John Redman containing 1 a. 1 r. 0 p., £3 15s. 0d.

The number of acres belonging to John Redman 13 a. 2 r. 0 p.

A tenement consisting of four lower rooms, two chambers, two garrets, a barn and stable adjoining thereto, called Sherrick Lands, belonging to Mr. John Stynt, abutting on the way leading from Highgate to Hampstead Heath north, containing by estimation 0 a. 1 r. 0 p., £5.

Six parcels of ground called by the name of Sherrick Wood, abutting in part on Sir John Wollaston's land and the way leading from Highgate to Hampstead north, on Mr. Bill's land west and on Sir Robert Payne's and Mr. Cholmleyes land east, containing by estimation 50 a. 0 r. 0 p.

One piece of woodground with many young oak trees thereon growing, within the aforesaid lands, containing by estimation 8 a. 0 r. 0 p., £2 8s. 0d.

The numbers of acres belonging to Mr. Stynt's lease 58 a. 1 r. 0 p.

Summa totalis of all the aforesaid acres 240 a 3 r. 0 p.


The late Queen Elizabeth, by and in the name of Sir Robert Dudley, Lord Steward of the Household, and others, by indenture of lease dated the 26th day of June in the second year of her reign, granted by Thomas Watts, Prebendary of the Prebend aforesaid, held all the lastmentioned premises for ninety-nine years under the yearly reserved rent of forty-six pounds payable at Michaelmas and Lady Day by equal portions; but they are worth upon improvement as before appears over and above the said rent and repairs per annum £479 12s. 9½d.

The lessee is allowed all timber and other wood necessary for the reparations and maintenance of the aforesaid mansion house or manor place and other the premises, growing upon any of the parcels of land aforesaid, and also the shrowd, lop and top of all trees and woods growing on any of the premises aforesaid, and there is scarce sufficient for the performance thereof.

There is a Court Baron belonging to the said manor, kept at the manor house, at the will of the Lord. Also a Court Leet kept at the usual times, and the tenants of the said manor are to perform their suit and service to the Lord at the courts aforesaid.

The copyholders pay upon descent or alienation a fine of two shillings per acre.

Rental per Annum
The Earl of Southampton for 12 acres called Culverclose20
Henry Box for 10 acres19
James Smith for a messuage, a garden, three pickles, and 28 acres of land and one other messuage and two acres of land84
Henry Logg for 5 acres of land called Fig Hall (heriot) 10
Elizabeth, Ann, Mary and Frances, coheirs of Lowe, deceased, 20 acres of land66
The Church Land for 21 acres in the occupation of Peter Benson38
Also Chappell for 10 acres called Sleepe Land, for 5 acres called Baker's field and for 2 acres more210
Thomas Pearson 8 acres called Boultropps14
Humphrey Westwood for 24 acres late Boultropps, and for 40 acres of land and a messuage late Gardener's108
Thomas Cleave for 16½ acres29
Baldwine Haymee, Doctor, for 44 acres of land510
The Earl of Clare for Cantlers Close or Brick Place70
Thomas Kinge for 6 acres late Gwilliams10
The Poor's Land consisting of four cottages in Green Street near the Chapel68
James Sharp for a tenement, barn, garden and orchard in Green Street1
Richard Wright 4 acres called Coxshot and for 5 acres called High Brook16
Mary Washbourne, widow, for two tenements and 5 acres of land10½
Robert Hewett, esquire, for divers tenements and 50 acres of land84
Sir Robert Payne for 8 acres of land14
Josh. (sic) Cholmley for 8 acres of land14
Frances Nicholls, widow, for two messuages and 82 acres of land141
Mr. Offley for 28 acres of land48
Elizabeth Austin for a tenement late Thomas Weavor's5
All the aforesaid particulars (as we are informed) are held in gavel kind.

An Additional Survey, Being Parcel Of The Waste Of The Manor Of Tottenhall Alias Tottenham Court

There is a messuage or tenement built with brick standing upon a parcel of the waste belonging to the aforesaid manor, which one John Garroway claimeth to hold by a grant from the late Queen Elizabeth as of East Greenwich, and not of the manor of Tottenhall, consisting of a porch, a hall, a parlour, a kitchen, a cellar, five chambers, two garrets, a larder, two little garden plots, or yards, containing by estimation from south to north seventy-seven foot and in breadth from east to west twenty-four of assize, adjoining to a tenement in the occupation of Edward Drake, by the rent of four pence per annum, but is worth over and above the said rent £16 0s. 0d.

Mary Needham, widow, holds by lease one cottage parcel of the waste of the said manor containing by estimation eighteen rod in length and four rod in breadth abutting on the land late Richard Nicolls and on the lands of Widow Palmer and upon the highway leading from Kentish Town to Highgate on the east, late in the possession of Richard Seelie at two pence per annum, the which we value to be worth over and above the said rent £2.

Daniell Nicoll.
Willm, Stisted.
Ralph Davis.
Edw. Johnson.

Exam. by Will. Webb,
Surveyor General, 1649.

APPENDIX X (ref. 167) : The parsonage of Kentish Towne

A Survey of the Parsonage of Kentish Towne with the right, members and appurtenances thereof lying and being in the county of Middlesex, late parcel of the possessions or late belonging to the late Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul's, London, made and taken by us whose names are hereunto subscribed in the month of October, 1649, by virtue of a Commission to us granted grounded upon an Act of the Commons of England assembled in Parliament for the Abolishing of Deans, Deans and Chapters, Canons, Prebends and other Offices and titles of and belonging to any Cathedral or Collegiate Church or Chapel within England and Wales, under the hands and seals of four or more of the Trustees in the said Act named and appointed.

Annual Rents Reserved
Clear value and improvements
In lease:A.R.P.    p.a.
One close of pasture ground lying on the northeast side of Pancras Church, containing by estimation four acres400    £10
The Tithes belonging to the said Parsonage being according to the custom there at 4d. per acre, we estimate communibus annis    £25
Total number of acres appears.

Memorandum. Margaret Bust, widow, deceased, by indenture of lease dated the 22th day of April, 1637, in the 13th year of the late King Charles granted by Thomas Wynniffe late Dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul's, London, and the Chapter of the same, held all the last mentioned premises with the appurtenances for the term of 21ty years from the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary before the (said) date under the reserved yearly rent of thirteen pounds six shillings and eight pence payable at Michaelmas and Our Lady Day or within ten days next after either of the said feasts by even and equal portions; but they are worth upon improvement as before appeareth over and above the said rent per annum £21 13s. 4d.

The Lessors hath demised all that their Parsonage of Kentish Town aforesaid with all houses, buildings, glebe lands, tithes, oblations and all other rights, profits, commodities and advantages to the same Parsonage belonging (except the presentation, collation and nomination of the Vicar to the Vicarage of the Church of Kentish Towne aforesaid whenever and so often as it shall fortune to fall or become void during the lease).

And if the aforesaid yearly rent of £13 6s. 8d. shall happen to be behind or unpaid in part or in all over and after either of the said feasts wherein the same ought to be paid by the space of one and thirty days, being lawfully asked, that then the lease to determine and be void. And the said Lessor, etc., into the said Parsonage and all the before mentioned and demised premises at their will and pleasure wholly to reėdot;nter and the same to have again.

The Lessor, etc., hath covenanted to bear and pay all disines, pensions and other charges going out of the said Parsonage and other the premises and thereof to acquit the said Lessee, etc., during the said term.

The Lessees, etc., hath covenanted at their own proper costs and charges well and sufficiently to repair, amend, sustain and maintain the chancel of the parish church of Kentish Towne as well in glazing as in timber, lead and stone work, with tiling and shingling and all other things necessary thereunto when as often as need shall require at all times during the lease. And the aforesaid demised houses and buildings shall sufficiently, repair, amend, uphold, sustain and maintain against wind and weather, and shall make, repair, amend, scour and cleanse all the hedges, ditches, closes and fences belonging to the said Parsonage and the glebe lands of the same when need shall require during the lease and in the end of the same shall so leave and yield them up.

Lastly, the said Lessee, etc., covenanteth that her executors administrators and assigns shall not hold or continue the said demised premises above the space of one whole year unless he or they do first enter into a bond for forty pounds for performance of covenants, and until then shall pay the sum of twenty shillings to the Dean and Chapter as acknowledging him or them landlords, and six shillings eight pence to the Register for his fee.

There was nine years of the said term to come on the 25th March last, 1649. Mem. There is no manner of housing according to the demise now standing upon the premises.

The Lessee by her last will and testament devised the aforesaid premises unto John Elborow, clerk, who is now the present possessor of the said vicarage.

And whereas the presentation to the Vicarage there is reserved by the lessor, etc., William Burkett is present Incumbent and hath four acres of glebe land thereunto belonging besides the privy tithes, which we estimate to be worth communibus annis £30.

Daniell Nicoll.
Ralph Davis.
Wm. Stisted.
Edw. Johnson.

Exd. by Wm. Webb.
Surveyor General.

[Endorsed-received June 28, 1650]

APPENDIX XI: Parish church of St. John, Kentish Town

The story of Kentish Town Chapel has been given on pp. 54 and 56. In the present parish church of St. John in the Highgate Road little evidence of antiquity remains. There is, however, in a glass case a good model of the building erected on this site (designed by James Wyatt) in 1784 (Plate 8). There is also the bowl and moulded pedestal of the font from the earlier chapel which stood on a site just north of the Prince of Wales Road. There is a board containing the list of Ministers and Vicars. From 1815, when there appears to have been a separate Minister for the Chapel, the names are as follows—

1815.William Moore Johnson.
1816.John Russell.
1817.Johnson Grant.
1844.Robert Bateman Paul.
1848.William Millner.
1858.William Calvert.
From 1868 the Chapel was given the status of a parish church, the first Vicar of Kentish Town being William Calvert.
1880.James Clements Cowd.
1902.Rowland Tracy Ashe Money-Kyrle.
1910.Rowland Forster Hanning.
1915.Ernest S. Duval.
1929.Edgar Bentley.

In addition there are a number of mural memorial-tablets, three of which record parishioners who died before the year 1800. Two of these, to members of the Franks family, are at the west end of the body of the church. The designs are replicas and one is dated 1790, the other 1797. They both consist of an oval inscription tablet of white marble on a black marble background framed by a classical composition. Above the cornice is a draped urn upon a pedestal of plain square blocks all of white marble with a shaped background of black marble. On the pedestal is a cartouche but no arms.


To the Memory of
Who departed this Life the day of July
In the Year of our Lord 1797 Aged 42 Years.
And lies interr'd in this Vault by the side of his Father.
This Monument is Erected
By his disconsolate Widow the Mother of his Eleven Children,
As a Memorial of his Worth, and her Conjugal Affection.
While on this Spot, still heav'd the pensive Sigh.
Still dropp'd the Tear from sorrowing Friendship's Eye.
The Muse, alas, who late on Yonder Stone
Bewail'd the Father now bewails the Son!
Bewails that Worth, which, Ah lamented Shade!
Cheer'd soon to sadden, flourished, soon to fade.
Yet in Remembrance lives th'accomplished Mind
Where Manly Sense with gent'lest Manners join'd.
Yet still thy Virtues, with reviving Grace,
Shall bloom and flourish in thy numerous Race.
Form'd by Her tender Care. Who thus shall prove
Her Faith unshaken, unimpair'd her Love.

who died on the of May 1830
Aged 73 Years.

2. Adjoining the last to the northwards—


To the Memory
The best of Husbands And kindest of Fathers
Who died the 22d Day of May Ann: Dom; 1790.
This Monument is Erected
As the last Token of Conjugal Affection
By his disconsolate Widow

A Mind serene, with useful Knowledge fraught,
A Judgement clear, A quick Resource of Thought,
Complacent Manners, and That friendly Zeal
Which prompts to serve, not indolently feel,
Were his—Not Active for Himself Alone,
He made the Wants of Every Friend his own,
As dearer Ties, with Kindness ever new,
The Father's, Husbands, warm Affection drew,
His Heart in Quest of Joy ne'er sought to roam
But found all Comfort centr'd in his Home;
There most, in Life, his social Virtues shone,
Now most lamented, where they best were known.

Also of the Said MARY FRANKS, who died
the 24th. Day of March 1805.
Aged 69 Years.

3. On the south wall under the gallery,
and others later.

In a Vault near this Place are deposited
the Remains of
of this Parish.
Who departed this Life June 17th. 1792 Aged 79.
of this Parish.
Brother of the above FRANCIS.
Who died August the 13th. 1797. Aged 69.
Mrs Anne Lewis
and Grand Daughter of the above FRANCIS NOBLE.
Who died April 17th. 1800, Aged 26.
and others after 1800.
Floor slabs.

4. On the floor of the nave, south side—.
To the Memory of.
of Percy Street.
in this Parish.
who died May 22nd, 1790,.
aged 59 years..
Also of.
his son.
who died July 30th, 1797,.
aged 32 years..
Also of Miss Jane Harriet Franks,.
Daughter of the last mentioned.
Wm. Franks, Esq..
who died 21st of June, 1799.
in the 16th year of her age..
Also of MARY FRANKS wife of.
the First Named Wm. FRANKS, Esq..
who died the 24th day of March, 1805,.
aged 69 years.

William Franks of Percy Street, esq., was one of those admitted 29 March, 1780, as trustees of two acres in Horseleys in Broadfield to the use of the Parish Church.


99. Eccl. Com. 243, 155.
167. Lambeth MSS. Parl. Surveys, Vol. 12, fo. 283.