1545: Rental of the Manor of Mayfield

The Rental of Percyvall Hart Knight of his Lordship or Manor of Orpington Mayfield in the County of Kent kenned by the tenants of the same Manor which were present at the Court there holden 6 May 37 Henry VIII [1545].

Imprimis of Robert Stable for parcel of land containing by estimation half an acre called Godbetholle lying to the land of the said Robert on the South and East, to the King’s Highway leading from Scad Crosse to Crofton on the West and to the land of Jhon Beveredge on the North and payeth – a halfpenny.


Item of the same Robert Stable for 7 acres of Wood land called Hoprest sometime Robert Hoprest’s late John a Bury lying to the wood of the Lord of the Manor called Lake on the North, to land of Jhon Stable of Crofton on the South and to land of Humfrey Style Kt. on the West and to land of the said Robert Stable on the East – 14d.

Item of the same Robert Stable for 2 acres of land called Grene Croft late Jhon a Bury lying next adjoining to the land of Jhon Stable of Crofton called Shortland to the South, to the common highway there on the North and West and to land of Jhon Beverege on the East – 7d.

Item of the same Robert Stable for a house or tenement with an orchard sometime John a Bury lying next the garden of the said Lord of the Manor called Pery Garden on the South and the land of Henry Posyer gent. on the North and to the King’s Highway on the West – 8d.

Item of the same Robert Stable for a parcel of land called lyttyl Brome lying in Maleletts Croft next the lands of the said Robert Stable on the North and South – 2d.

Item of the same Robert Stable for a hyll called Gyrdlars hyll sometime John a Bury lying with the lands of the said lord of Orpington – 4d., one hen and 10 eggs.

Item of the same Robert Stable for a messuage or Tenement and a Garden late William Hoth [?] of Bromley lying to the King’s High Way leading to London on the North and East and to the lands of the Manor called Vycars Croft on the West – 18d., 2 hens, 20 eggs, suit to Court.

Item of Thomas Huntman for Grene Croft called Huntmans Spryng [to lands] of the said Robert Stable on the North and to an old Land Way on the South – 6d., 1 hen and 10 eggs. [a note in the margin reads – “In the Lord’s hands”].

Item of Thomas Smale for a parcel of land late Seyntcler and sometime Watkyn Smale lying next Wykman felde on the East – a halfpenny.

Item of the same Thomas Smale for a Tenement and a Garden called Holmes late Watkyn Smale lying to the King’s High Way on the East and the lands of the said Lord on the North, South and West – 13d., suit to Court and relief.

Item of the same Thomas Smale for a meadow containing 1½ acres at New Elme sometime Watkyn Smale to the ryn’ [sic] there on the North layd [sic] on the South and West – 3½d.

Item of the same Thomas Smale for lands late Watkyn Smale and payeth by the year 12d.

Item of John Stable of Crofton for a parcel of land containing 4 acres by estimation more or less lying at Sparrowe called Wooddale alias Uprysshes sometime Gylbert Sparrowe and after Richard Jaclett and Alexander Stable next to the lands of Humfre Style kt. of the West part and the lands of Robert Stable of North and East part and to the lands of the said John Stable late had of John Wyseman gent. [and] to the lands of Robert Knyght on the South part and payeth by the year – 8d., suit of Court, heriot and relief.

Item of the same John Stable for half an acre of wood lying at Sparrowe late Alexander Stable and payeth by the year – 2d.

Item of the same John Stable for a Croft of land called Andrewes croft sometime Alexander Stable next to the lands of Thomas Haddon Gent. on the East, West and North part – 2¼d. [?]

Item of the same John Stable for 2 parcels of land called Shortlands containing 3 acres by estimation late Thomas Togger, lying to the King’s High Way on the South part and to the lands of Robert Stable called Grene Croft on the North part – 10½d.

Item of John Beverege for an acre of land called Shortlands sometime Sampson Baker late Robert Gyles lying to the lands of the said John Stable of Crofton on the North and South part and the Waste lands called Bromhyll on the West and payeth by the year – 1¾d. [?]

Item of the same John Beverege for a Mede called Holmede containing one acre by estimation late John Wryght lying to the King’s High Way leading from Orpington to London on the South part and to the lands of Wylliam Clerk called Shallands on the North part and payeth by the year – 8d., one hen, 10 eggs, and heriot.

Item of the same Beveredge for certain parcels of land called Robbery’s Lands containing 3 acres by estimation next the lands of Robert Stable called Grene Croft on the West part and one parcel of land called Outreds Land containing 3 acres by estimation next the lands of Edward Watton containing one acre by estimation called Godhethold lying next the Cross called Scaddcrosse on the North part And further one parcel of land called Toddhethe containing 3 acres by estimation lying to the King’s high Way on the East part and to the lands of Thomas Hadden gent. on the West part and payeth yearly as appeareth by a deed – 10s.10d. [a note in the margin – “Paid in Farm rents”].

Item of Thomas Wryght for a Garden called Pratts Garden alias Burden hawe late William Wryght’s lying to the lands of Henry Posyer on the East part and next the lands of the said Thomas Wryght called Workman Felde on the South part and payeth – 6d.

Item of the same Thomas Wryght for a Garden lying next the Manor [sic] of the said Thomas Wryght on the North and West part and to the Orchard of the said Manor Orpington Mayfield on the South part and holdeth the same by Copy of Court Roll as it appeareth by the same Copy – 12d. [a note in the margin reads “copyeland yn farm”].

Item of John Stable the younger, son of John Stable of Chayam [sic] for a croft of land called Four Acres lying in Orpington Mayfield to the lands of this Manor of the North and East parts and to the lands of the Savoy called Brodfelde of the West part – 10d.

Item of Stephyn Petley Gent. for a Corner house in Orpington late William Jud lying to the King’s High Way of the North and West part and the tenement of Henry Posyer gent. of the East part – 7d.

Item of Izaabell Fynche for a house or Tenement lying in Orpington Mayfield next to the Croft called Vycars Croft on the West part and to the Highway of the East part and the lands of Thomas Wryght of the South part – 8d.

Item of Thomas Russell for a house next the Crosse late Thomas Togger – 2d.

Item of Henry Posyer gent. for a messuage or tenement with a garden late John Baker lying on [sic] against the Crosse there to the King’s High Way there towards the North and East and payeth by the year – 13d.

Item of the same Henry Posyer for a Curtilage late a Tenement with a garden sometime Geffery Baker lying and being of the West part of the said Messuage and to the lands of Sir Percyvall Hart Kt. towards the North and West and payeth by the year – 8d., one hen, 10 eggs or in money 4d., and heriot.

Item of the same Henry Posyer gent. for lands he bought of John Baker called Scotbyese and payeth by the year – a halfpenny.

Item of the same Henry Posyer for one field called Barne felde containing 7 acres by estimation sometime Richard Wybourne lying and being to the King’s High Way of the East and South part, to the lands of the said Sir Percyvall Hart Kt. on the West part and payeth by the year – 2s.10½d

Item of the same Henry Posyer gent. for one parcel of Meadow containing by estimation half an acre lying to a certain mead of Sir Percyvall Hart Kt. on the part, next the parsonage of Orpington towards the East: and also for one parcel of land lying in Coupsland and payeth by the year – 6d., one hen and 10 eggs.

Item of the same Henry Posyer gent. for a house called Haynes House with a Garden and a parcel in Coups Land and payeth by the year – 6d.

Item of the same Henry Posyer for lands sometime Roberts lands late John Shelles and payeth by the year – 8½d.

Item of Sir Humphrey Stylle Kt. for certain land called Stryppys land sometime Roger Smyson of Woodland late Richard Topynden lying at Sparowe and payeth by the year – 3½d.

Item of Robert Knyght of Bromley for a parcel of Woodland sometime Stephen Kate late Saverey lying at Sparowe and payeth by the year – 4d.

Item of Master Robert Walsyngham for woodlands lying at [blank] and payeth by the year – 6d., suit to Court, fealty and relief.

Item of Robert Knyght of Bromley for an acre and more sometime Stephen Kete late Saverey lying at Sparowe called Sparowe Garden and payeth by the year – 2d.

Item of Mistress Gleno [?] Walsyngham for an acre of land lying at Sparowe sometime James Walsyngham Esq. late Thomas Walsyngham and payeth by the year – 2d.

Item of John Shelley Gent. for divers parcels of land lying at [blank] called [blank] and payeth by the year – 7d., 4 hens, 1 cock, 40 eggs, suit to Court.

Item of Thomas Haddon Gent. for a parcel of land called Ren’se [sic] Tenement late of Richard Haddon Kt. and payeth by the year – 2s.6d.

Item Jane Clerke holdeth 2 acres of land at Crabtrefelde sometime Momfords late William Clerke and payeth by the year – 1½d.- called Crabcroft. [a note in the margin – “confess”].

Item of the same Jane Clerke for half an acre of land in the same field and payeth by the year – ½d. [a note in the margin – “confess”].

Item in the Lord’s hands late Margaret Crosse and after John Serlys and Thomas Clerke the younger and the Tenement is called Annots with a garden thereto lying with divers other lands lying to the same tenement an payeth by the year – 22d., one hen, 10 eggs, suit to court and heriot of the which 22d., 9d. is in the Lord’s hand, and in John Beveredge’s hands other 9d., and the other 4d. Jane Clerke payeth [a note added – “paid Beverydge – 6d.”].

Item of John Beverege for a garden lying to the Lord’s lands on the South and to the lands of William Wryght on the North and West and to the highway on the East and payeth by the year – 5d..

Item of Thomas Haddon Gent. for a Tenement called Balletts and payeth by the year – 1d., a rose, suit to Court and Heriot.

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