Survey of London Monograph 7, East Acton Manor House. Originally published by Guild & School of Handicraft, London, 1921.
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(fn. 1) LEASE OF FEBRUARY 3rd, 1717, DESCRIBING THE PROPERTY.
Lamb and Hamilton
This Indenture having date 3rd of Feby 1717 made between Ann Lamb, Widow, Executrix and residuary legatee of Henry Lamb, Citizen and Goldsmith of London, deceased, and Thomas Hamilton, of the Parish of St. James, Westminster, Esqre., in the County of Middx., remembering that by an Indenture tripartite dated the second day of May 1686 between the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mistry of Goldsmiths of the City of London of the first part Thomas Fowles, Esqre, one of the Aldermen of the City of London, Richard Moore, John Coggs, Richard Hoare, Peter Floyer, and Richard Lascelles, Citizens and Goldsmiths of London, customary tenants of the Manor of Acton in the County of Middlesex of the second part and Henry Lamb Citizen and Goldsmith of the City of London, of the third part the said Wardens and Commonalty of the Mistry of the Goldsmiths in pursuance of certain articles of agreement made the 26th day of January preceding the date of the said Indenture and made between the said Wardens and Commonalty of the Mistry of Goldsmiths of the one part and the said Henry Lamb of the other part and for and consideration therein mentioned did demise lett and to farm lett unto the said Henry Lamb all and singular their freehold messuages, lands tenements and hereditaments whatever of the said Wardens and Commonalty of the Mistry of Goldsmiths situate, lyeing and being in Acton in the County of Middlesex then or late in the occupation of Thomas Brumley, Edmond Riddle, William Pilsburgh, Robert Pratt, and Thos. Knowles, all which said freehold premises were by John Peryn Esqre by his last will and testament devised to the said Wardens and Commonalty of the Mistry of Goldsmiths and their successors, and also did demise, lett, and to farm lett to the said Henry Lamb all that their Capitall Messuage or Mansion House with all barns stables and outhouses thereunto adjoining together with all yards backsides orchards profits and commodities thereunto belonging situate and being in East Acton aforesaid usually called or known by the name of Fosters or by what other name or names soever the same is called or known also 5 crofts of land and 57½ acres of arable land and meadow or pasture ground . . . . and likewise all that other piece of ground in East Acton abovesaid lying near the aforesaid mansion house called Fosters and likewise one messuage or tenement with all barns, stables, etc., with all their seven closes of arable land meadow and pasture and woods and likewise 4 parcells of land containing by estimation 20½ acres of land be it more or less and all their two crofts late or sometime one croft in East Acton aforesaid, and likewise half an acre of land there upon which one tenement or cottage with a barn and other outhouses was built and also all that their one tenement or cottage . . . . and likewise two acres of arable land known by the name of Curleats Curlewyns and also 24 perches of land in length being long since used as a way within the Mannor of Acton aforesaid and also one messuage or tenement with all barns, etc., and likewise divers pieces or parcells of land meadows pastures and feedings containing in all 30 acres by estimation be it more or less pertaining to the said messuage or tenement and also one half acre of arable land lyeing in Eastfield in the Parish of Acton abutting on the land formerly of one Sir Richd Ashfield on the South and West, on the land formerly belonging to one Nicholas Vincent towards the North and upon the Warple towards the East, and likewise one acre of land lyeing in the same field abutting upon the lands formerly of the said Sir Richd Ashfield towards the South and West the land formerly of one James Cookson towards the North and on the Warple towards the East and likewise one other acre of land lyeing in the same field abutting upon the land formerly of the said Sir Richard Ashfeild towards the West and North on the lands formerly belonging to the said James Cookson towards the South and upon the Warple towards the East and also two parcells of customary lands lying and being in the Eastfield within the parish of Acton aforesaid one acre be it more or less abutts upon the land formerly belonging to the said Sir Richd Ashfield towards the North and West, upon the land heretofore belonging to one Andrew Wright towards the South and upon the Warple towards the East and the other parcell containing by estimation (measurement omitted) be it more or less as it is limitted and bounded upon the lands heretofore of the said Sir Richd Ashfield towards the West, the land heretofore of the said Andrew Wright towards the North, the land heretofore of the aforesaid James Cookson on the South and upon the Warple towards the East, which said last mentioned premises were copyhold of the Mannor of Acton and were devised by the said John Peryn by his last will for several uses and purposes therein mentioned to Thomas Smith, William Gibbons, William Harborow, John Gallibrand, Henry Pinckney, John Austin, Anthony Fficketts all since dead, and the said Richard Moore now surviving
. . . . etc., etc.,
The term was for the residue of 61 years and the rent £182.