Survey of London: Volume 19, the Parish of St Pancras Part 2: Old St Pancras and Kentish Town. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1938.
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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.,
|[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 (fn. 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.
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.
Exam. by Will. Webb,
Surveyor General, 1649.
APPENDIX X (fn. 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.
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.
Exd. by Wm. Webb.
[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—
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.
1. WILLIAM FRANKS, 1797
JANE FRANKS, 1830
To the Memory of
WILLIAM FRANKS, Esq.r
Who departed this Life the 30.th 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.
Also of JANE FRANKS
Widow of WILLIAM FRANKS
who died on the 8.th of May 1830
Aged 73 Years.
2. Adjoining the last to the northwards—
WILLIAM FRANKS, 1790
MARY FRANKS, 1805
To the Memory
of WILLIAM FRANKS Esqr.
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,
FRANCIS NOBLE, 1792
JOHN NOBLE, 1797
ANNE LEWIS, 1800
and others later.
In a Vault near this Place are deposited
the Remains of
MR FRANCIS NOBLE
of this Parish.
Who departed this Life June 17th. 1792 Aged 79.
MR. JOHN NOBLE.
of this Parish.
Brother of the above FRANCIS.
Who died August the 13th. 1797. Aged 69.
Mrs Anne Lewis
Wife of MR THOMAS LEWIS of LONDON
and Grand Daughter of the above FRANCIS NOBLE.
Who died April 17th. 1800, Aged 26.
and others after 1800.
4. On the floor of the nave, south side—.
To the Memory of.
WILLIAM FRANKS, Esq..
of Percy Street.
in this Parish.
who died May 22nd, 1790,.
aged 59 years..
WILLIAM FRANKS, Esq..
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.