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Thomas Judd – 1684

Extract from Court Roll of the Rectorial Manor of Adderbury belonging to New College, Oxford, 12 September 1684

(The Jury) present that John Dunckly of East Adderbury, a copyholder of this Manor, who held one acre of arable land in the common fields of Adderbury (namely half an acre along London Way, abutting south on the land of Robert Gardiner, and two yard lands in Snyte Furlong, abutting north on Rectorial land and south on the land of Christopher Jakeman, as is recorded in the Court Roll of 19 September 1660), came before the manorial Court on 10 September (1684) and surrendered his holding into the Lord's hand through Thomas Judd and William Burborow, two customary tenants according to the custom of the Manor. (He surrendered the holding) to the use of Simon Busby of Clifton, Co Oxon, and his heirs, subject to the customary dues. And Simon Busby came to the Court and was granted admission to the holding, agreeing to pay the Lord 2d per annum and a heriot upon death, and all due customary services. He was admitted (tenant) and swore his fealty.

Item they present that the said John Dunckly, who held one acre of arable land in the fields of Adderbury (namely half an acre along London Way, abutting north on the land of Christopher Salmon and south on the land of James Basely, and a tenement lying in Clifton Furlong next to London Way, abutting south on the land of Thomas Judd, as is recorded in the Court Roll of 15 May 1659), came before the Manorial Court on 10 September (1684) and surrendered his holding into the Lord's hand through Thomas Judd and William Burborow, two customary tenants, according to the custom of the Manor. (He surrendered the holding) to the use of Simon Busby of Clifton, Co Oxon, and his heirs, subject to the customary dues. And Simon Busby came to the Court and was granted admission to the holding, agreeing to pay the Lord 2d per annum and a heriot upon death, and all due customary services. He was admitted (tenant) and swore his fealty.

Examined by me Edward Spencer, Manorial Steward

Copy can be obtained from New College, Oxford

Contributed by David Judd
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