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Eton College Records Transcribed

Volume 28 - documents relating to Everdon, County Northants - I now know that the Birds of Everdon are NOT mine but I spent so long researching them that I intend to keep the record in case it becomes of use to any other BIRD researcher.

(http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/onlinelists/GB1472%20ECR_10.pdf)

Leases and other deeds (1594 – 1903)

5. Indenture of lease, 27 July 1630, by the same to Richard BIRD, of Everdon, yeoman, upon surrender of a lease to Richard Branthwaite, esquire, of the manor of Everdon (as before). From Lady day last for 21 years. Rent £4 : 14 shillings, and a bushel of wheat and 10 quarters of malt.

7. Warrant, 20 October 1637, by the same to Richard BIRDE, bailiff of the manor of Everdon, and Henry Sayer, register of the College, to enter the customary lands and tenements of Richard Cottesford and seize the same into the hands of the lord. (continues with details of the offence).

8. Indenture of lease, 20 December 1647, by the same to Richard BIRD of Everdon, yeoman, of the manor of Everdon (as before). From Michaelmas last for 21 years. Rent as before.

9. Indenture of bargain and sale, 20 January 1674, by John Baseley, of Northampton, clerk, to Samuel BIRD, of Great Everdon alias Everton, husbandman, for £17, of a cottage with a yard adjoining in Great Everdon, now or late in the occupation of the grantee.
Witness (includes) William LEESON

10. Bond by Samuel BIRD, of Great Everton otherwise Everdon, yeoman, and Thomas BIRD, his son and heir, to Anne Willes, of Long Buckby, county Northants, spinster, in the sum of £80 for the observance of the conditions of an indenture of mortgage of the date of the present.
Signatures of Samuel and Thomas BIRD
Two seals, red wax, applied. A boar’s head.

11. Indenture of lease,25 March 1754, by the Provost and College to Samuel BIRD, son of Thomas BIRD, deceased, Robert BIRD, Richard BIRD, Samuel BIRD, son of Robert BIRD, and William Sabin, all of Everdon, yeoman, upon surrender of a former lease to the same, of the manor of Everdon. From Lady day last for 20 years. Rent as before.

15. Counterpart of lease, 28 July 1767, by the Provost and College to William BIRD, son of Robert BIRD, Richard BIRD, the elder, Samuel BIRD, the elder, son of Samuel BIRD the elder, Samuel BIRD, the younger son of Samuel BIRD the younger, all of Everdon, yeoman, and Charles Watkins, the elder, of Daventry, of the manor of Everdon. From Lady day last for 20 years. Rent as before.

16. Counterpart of Lease, 10 December 1774, by the same to the same of the same. From old Lady day last for 20 years. Rent as before.

17. ...... 8 November 1781 ....

18. Indenture of lease, 30 May 1795, by the same to William BIRD, son of Robert BIRD, William BIRD the younger, John BIRD brother of Samuel BIRD the elder, Samuel BIRD the younger son of Samuel BIRD the younger, all of Everdon, yeoman, and Charles Watkins, of Daventry, draper, of the same. From Lady day last for 20 years. Rent £4 : 14 shillings and 9 gallons of wheat and 720 gallons of malt.

20. Indenture of lease, 5 March 1803, by the same to William BIRD son of Robert BIRD, William BIRD the younger, John BIRD brother of Samuel BIRD the elder, Robert BIRD son of William BIRD the elder, and Samuel GOODMAN, all of Everdon, yeoman, of the same. From Lady day last for 20 years. Rent as before, together with £13 : 12 shillings : 5 pence in consideration of the redemption of Land Tax.

21. Counterpart of the foregoing.
Five red wax seals, all the same impression, a boars head (?)

22. Indenture of lease, 2 August 1809, by the same to William BIRD the younger, John BIRD brother of Samuel BIRD the elder, Robert BIRD son of William BIRD the elder, and Samuel GOODMAN, all of Everdon, yeoman, of the same. From Lady day last for 20 years. Rent as before.

24. Indenture of lease, 31 July 1816, by the same for £300 to William BIRD the younger, Robert BIRD son of William BIRD the elder, Samuel GOODMAN and Samuel Osborn, all of Everdon, yeoman, of the same. From Lady day last for 20 years. Rent as before.

26. Indenture of lease, 11 July 1823, by the same for £250 to William BIRD the younger, Robert BIRD son of William BIRD the elder, Samuel GOODMAN, Samuel Osborn and Aaron BIRD, all of Everdon, yeoman, of the same. From Lady day last for 20 years. Rent as before.

28. Indenture of lease, 29 July 1830, by the same for £250 to Robert BIRD, Samuel Osborn, Aaron BIRD and Samuel BIRD, all of Everdon, yeoman, and Mary GOODMAN of the same, widow, of the same. From Lady day last for 20 years. Rent as before.

30. Indenture of lease, 24 April 1837, by the same for £255 : 17 shillings to Robert BIRD, Samuel Osborn, Aaron BIRD and Samuel BIRD and Joseph GOODMAN, all of Everdon, yeoman, of the same, widow, of the same. From Lady day last for 20 years. Rent as before.

31. Indenture of lease, 11 December 1844, by the same for £299 : 9 shillings : 4 pence to Sophia BIRD, of Everdon, widow, and Samuel Osborn, Thomas BIRD, Samuel BIRD and Joseph GOODMAN, yeoman, of the same. From Lady day last for 20 years. Rent as before.

32. Counterpart of the foregoing.
Endorsed with a surrender, 17 December 1851, by John and Thomas BIRD of their interest in the premises to the intent that a new lease be granted.

33. Counterpart of lease, 5 December 1851, by the same for £286 : 9 shillings : 2 pence to John BIRD, Samuel Osborn and Samuel BIRD, of Everdon, yeoman, and Joseph GOODMAN, of Compton Street, Goswell Street, Clerkenwell, county Middlesex, cabinet maker, of the same. From Lady day last for 20 years. Rent as before.

34. Indenture of lease, 23 June 1858, by the same for £316 : 17 shillings : 8 pence to the said John BIRD, now of Flushing in the parish of Milor, county Cornwall, yeoman, the said Samuel Osborn, of Great Everdon, yeoman, Thomas Pearcy, of Welton, county Northants, farmer, and the said Joseph Brown GOODMAN, of Clerkenwell, timber merchant, of the same. The premises are now described as follows : the site of the manor of Everdon, with all buildings appertaining to the manor house, 2 closes called Flax Land pasture, containing 40 acres 2 roods 12 perches, a newly enclosed plot containing 1 acre 3 roods 15 perches, laid open to the said closes, 3 closes in a place hereto fore called Weedonside now called Lord’s Leys Marsh otherwise Lord’s Meadows and Woolrushen otherwise Little Meadow containing 23 acres 2 roods 16 perches, 2 closes called Roddy Furlong and Moore Close or Meadow containing 27 acres 1 rood 9 perches, 2 closes in a place heretofore called Snorscomb Side now called Moor Furlong and Moor Meadow containing 15 acres 6 perches. 2 other closes in the said place containing 16 acres 1 rood 38 perches; all the said parcels having been allocated to the lessors by the Enclosure Award of 10 May 1765. From Lady day last for 20 years. Rent as before.

36. ....... witness : Josiah BIRD, miller.

44. Indenture of mortgage, 22 January 1844, by Samuel BIRD, of Great Everdon, farmer, to Priscilla Bradley, of Daventry, spinster, for £100, of a messuage in Great Everdon, bequeathed by the will of Richard BIRD, dated 16 February 1789, to William BIRD, his youngest son, since deceased, with remainder to Richard’s grandson, the said Samuel; for the securing of £100 with interest to the said Priscilla.

47. Indenture of conveyance, 10 March 1887, by Ann BIRD of Great Everdon, widow, to the Provost and College of a freehold messuage tenement or farmhouse with a yard and outbuildings appertaining, as shown on a coloured plan inset.

Court Documents (1380 – 1861)

143. Presentments, including the following : (to be transcribed)

152. File of documents of the Court held on 17 October 1726 containing : Instructions from Henry Proctor, steward, to Robert BIRD, bailiff, to summon the court. 27 September 1726.

Copies of Court Roll, Surrenders, Power of Attorney (1580 – 1887)

File of documents of the Court held on 18 September 1728 containing : Instructions from the steward to William BIRD, bailiff, to give notice of the court. 21 August 1728.

177. Copy of Court Roll. At a Court Baron on 27 October 1813 before Abraham Moore, esquire, steward, it was found that Samuel GOODMAN and Mary his wife had surrendered out of court a tenement in Great Everdon for the use of William Proctor, of Everdon, a carpenter. Admission of William Proctor.

178. Copy of Court Roll. At a Court Baron on 24 May 1822 before George James Pennington, esquire, steward, it was found that William Proctor, of Weedonbeck, carpenter and joiner, and Ann his wife had surrendered out of court a tenement in Great Everdon for the use of Samuel BIRD, of Great Everdon, farmer. Admission of Samuel BIRD.

179. Admission at a Court Baron held on 25 October 1859 before Thomas Batcheldor, gent, steward, of William BIRD to a tenement bequeathed to him by his father Samuel BIRD, lately deceased.

180. Surrender at a Court Baron held on 28 October 1862 before Thomas Batcheldor, gent, steward, the Revd George John Dupuis, one of the fellows, being present, by William BIRD of a tenement for the use of Richard BIRD, of Everdon, farmer.

181. Admission at a Court Baron held on 9 November 1877 before Frederick Charsley, gentleman, deputy steward, of Ann BIRD, widow of Richard BIRD, lately deceased, to a tenement bequeathed to her by the said Richard.

192. Surrender, 10 March 1887, taken by Henry Riches Cole, gent, bailiff, by Ann BIRD of Great Everdon, widow, of a tenement to the lord, for £40.

Rentals, surveys, valuations (1423 – 1774)

203. Terrar of the lands belonging to the farm of Everdon of which Richard BIRT has a lease.

Letters (before 1504 – 1881)

224. Jane Ashby, (missing), to the Revd Dr Evans, Eton College, stating that she is entirely satisfied in her grandson Sabin’s entering upon the lease in her stead. The mark of Jane Ashby.
Witnesses : Thomas BIRD, Robert BIRD, Samuel Bird, Richard BIRD (mark), William Sabin.

225. John Godfree, Daventry, 8 April 1761, to Mr Stephen Hawtrey, Registrar at Eton College, on behalf of Mr BIRD and Mr Marriott who are reluctant to go to the expense of making a detailed (missing)...

228. Draft of a letter from Edward Betham, Eton College, 3 March 1774, to Mr Robert BIRD at Everdon, desiring him to forward a terrier.

233. Charles Watkins, Daventry, 1 June 1774, to Mr W.H.Roberts bursar, protesting on behalf of the Birds against the fine demanded for the renewal of their lease.

234. Samuel BIRD the younger, 26 January 1776, to the College concerning the holding of Francis “Muntgumbury” deceased, at Everdon. (illiterate)

235. Samuel BIRD the younger, 12 April 1776, to the College concerning deceased copyholders and the heriots, Everdon.

236. The same to the same concerning the same.

237. The same, 21 April 1776, to the same, concerning the same.

238. Samuel BIRD the younger, 27 May 1776, to the College concerning the claim for heriots on lands.

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