Held at:

Herefordshire Record Office


J91/1, pages 417-418


Original Document


Manorial Records, Court Rolls, Grant of a Lease to Thomas Davis

Place name:

St Margarets




At a Special Customary Court of the Manor of Ewyas Lacy held at the Castle of Longtown on the 16th December 1831 before Baker Gabb, Steward of the Manor of Ewyas Lacy held by The Right Honorable Henry Earl of Abergavenny.

Consideration £240-5s-6d

Thomas Davis of Dilwyn near Weobley, Gentleman, now granted
Tenament, Barn, outbuildings and several closes of arable, meadow, pasture comprising 36a-3r-20p in the parish of St Margarets now in the occupation of Richard Jenkins as tenant. Last granted on 8th July 1773 as Old House, gardens and lands called Teer Shephard [Teer Sheppard] as awarded to the said Lord on the death of Phillip Parry.

Granted to Thomas Davis and his heirs for the lives of:
John Went son of Francis Went of Leominster aged 13 years.
Henry Wyatt Watling son of Thomas Watling, surgeon of Leominster aged 11 years
John Southall son of John Southall of Leominster aged 10 years

Rent 1s-9d per annum, Heriot of the second best beast.

Thomas Davis admitted by the Rod


The Court was ‘Special‘ in that it was held before the Steward of the Manor in the absence of Court Jurors. A convenience much practiced in the 19th century.

For further details of this holding click here

For Tithe Map details click here

Property later known as Little Dolward

Camera images of the Court Roll item J91/1 can be seen here. These are large PDF files which are zoomable but not searchable.

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