Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire
Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire by Will Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org, Copyright 2010
The Manor House
The Manor House was evidently in the hands of Thomas Smythe and his wife Margaret, when in 1562, for 280 pounds they sold it to Francis Cotton. Seven years later, in 1569, Francis Cotton and his wife Alice convey it to Brian Cave much improved. Brian Cave and his wife Bridget Skipwith, of Ingarsby, feoff the Manor to William Brocas in 1573. By 1590 when there is a recovery by John Gobart, the manorlands have been much reduced, in fact it would appear perhaps that they have been divided in two albeit unequal portions. A few years later in 1593/4 John Gobart and his wife Lucy Smyth convey their interest to Erasmus Smyth and his son Roger Smyth for a total of 1600 pounds. In 1597, a pre-nuptial conveyence from Erasmus Smyth to his son Roger Smyth his bride Jane Heron and their issue.
DG39/212-13 Creation dates: Easter Term 1562 Scope and Content Final Agreements (2) (i) Francis Cotton querents John Marsone querents (ii) Thomas Smythe gent. and his wife Margaret deforciants William and Richard Stokes gents. deforciants (ii) to (i) manor of Bosworth, with 4 messuages, 3 cottages, 8 tofts, a watermill, a horse mill, a dovehouse, 10 gardens, 50a. land, 300a. meadow, 300a. of pasture, 20a. of wood with 200a. of furse and brushwood, etc. in Bosworth. Consideration: £280.
Reference: DG39/214 Creation dates: Easter Term 1569 Scope and Content Final Agreement (i) Brian Cave esq, querent. (ii) Francis Cotton gent and his wife Alice, deforciants. (ii) to (i) manor of Bosworth, with 6 messuages, 5 cottages, 12 tofts, 1 watermill, 1 windmill, 1 horsemill, 1 dovehouse, 16 gardens, 400a. land, 300a. meadow, 400a. pasture, 4a. wood, 600a. furse, with 40s. rent.
Reference: DG39/217 Creation dates: 12th December 1573; 25th December 1573 Scope and Content Feoffment (i) Brian Cave, esq., Ingarsby and his wife Bridget. (ii) William Brocas, gent., Tur Langton and his wife Elizabeth. (i) to (ii) Manor of Husbands Bosworth with appurtenances. Witnesses: Francis Cotton, Thomas Storie, John Dalbye, Humfrey Harvey. Endorsed with livery of seisin in the presence of Francis Cottone, Randall Ward, Thomas and William Burdet, William Palle, Thomas Carter, Thomas Knight, John Rowlett.
Reference: DG39/218 Creation dates: 27th May 1590 Scope and Content Exemplification of a Common Recovery (i) Leonard Blanchard and Owen Lochard, tenants to the praecipe. (ii) John Gobert gent, demandant. (iii) William Brocas esq. and his wife Elizabeth, vouchees. ----- the Manor of Husbands Bosworth, 2 messuages, 12 tofts, 1 watermill, 1 windmill, a dovehouse, 6 gardens, 200a. land, 200a. meadow, 200a. pasture, 4a. wood, 600a. furse, 40s. rent. Seal fragment.
Reference: DG39/219 Creation dates: 1st November 1593 Scope and Content Bargain and Sale (i) John Gobert, gent., Bosworth and his wife Lucy. (ii) Erasmus Smyth, gent., Bosworth. Roger Smyth son of Erasmus. (i) to (ii) Manor of Husbands Bosworth with all appurtenances, with 12 yardlands etc. save 1 rood of leys in Hall Lees sold to John Rowlett. Witnesses: Richard Estwicke, James Smyth, Thomas Davenporte, David Chapman, Roger Haddon, Erasmus Gille. Signatures and seals of (i). Consideration: £1300.
Reference: DG39/220 Creation dates: Easter 1594 Scope and Content Final Agreement (i) Erasmus Smyth esq. querents Roger Smyth gent. querents (ii) John Goberte gent. and his wife Lucy deforciants. (ii) to (i) the manor of Husbands Bosworth with appurtenances, 3 messuages, 3 cottages, a watermill, a windmill, a dovecote, 6 gardens, 200a. land., 100a. meadow, 100a. pasture, 300a. furze, with 40s. rent. Consideration £200.
Reference: DG39/221 Creation dates: 4th October 1597 Scope and Content Marriage settlement (i) Erasmus Smyth, esq., Husbands Bosworth. (ii) Edward Heron, serjeant at law, Stamford, Lincs. (iii) Roger Smyth, son of (i). Jane Heron, daughter of (ii). ----- whereas a marriage is intended between (iii), now (i) conveys to (ii) Manor of Bosworth with appurtenances with the capital messuage, to the use of (i) for life, then to (iii) and their heirs. ----- recital of grants of annuities of £50 to Jane and £100 to Roger by (i) by deeds of previous day. Witnesses: Robert Lawsonn, John Gobert. Signature and seal of Edward Heron.
Reference: DG39/222 Creation dates: Martinmas 1607 Scope and Content Final Agreement (i) Sir William Smyth querent. (ii) Roger Smyth, esq. and his wife Anne deforciants Walter Halliley, gent and his wife Elizabeth. deforciants (ii) to (i) the manor of Bosworth with appurtenances, 4 messuages, 8 cottages, 2 mills, 1 dovecote, 300a. land, 50a. meadow, 300a. pasture, 1a. wood, 30a. furze, with the advowson of Bosworth church ----- 10 messuages, 2 cottages, a stable in St. Botolph by Aldgate, London. ----- 8 messuages, 14 cottages, a mill, 2 barns, 10 stables, 45 gardens, 42a. pasture, in Whitechapel and Stebinheath, Middlesex. Consideration: £640.
Reference: DG39/223 Creation dates: Trinity 1617 Scope and Content Final Agreement (i) George Walker, gent, querent. (ii) Roger Smith esq. and Ann his wife, deforciants. (ii) to (i) the manor of Boresworth with appurtenances and of one messuage, 2 cottages, 2 watermills, a dovecote, 2 gardens, 120 acres of land, 50 acres meadow, 100 acres of pasture and 100 acres of furze and heath and five shillings rent with rent of a pound of pepper and a pound of cinnamon and view of frankpledge but not the advowson of the church of Boresworth. Consideration: £320.