Botley, Hampshire parish registers
Memoranda from the Parish Register of BOTLEY
Seating in the Church 1605
Terrier of Glebelands 1618
Seating in the Church 1680
Seating in the Church 1715
Rectors of Botley circa 1580-1918
Seating in the Church 1805
Church fencing 1681
Bequest for poor widows 1750
Gifts to the Church 1681
Copyhold land 1607
Fencing of the Church 1597
Index of surnames on pages one to twelve
(? before an entry in this index means that the name may be part of a place-name. e.g. Holmsland Longland Braxall's)
Abram: 1, 4
Baker: 1, 8
Birch: 6, 7
?Braxell: 1, 4, 9
Bright: 6, 8
Coles: 4, 5
1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12
1, 2, 3, 4, 12
1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11
Faithfull: 4, 5
Fasset: 4, 5
Fielder: 4, 9, 11
Fitchet: 3, 4, 5
Foster: 1, 2
Glasspoole: 1, 2
Grant, Graunt: 5
Gulstone: 9, 12
5, 7, 12
Hardware: 4, 7, 12
1, 2, 9, 11, 12
3, 4, 9, 10, 12
Kingsman: 7, 8, 11
1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11
Lun(n): 4, 9, 11
1, 2,3, 4, 5, 9
Mashart: 2, 3, 7, 12
Missing: 6, 9, 10
1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11
Munday ,Mundye: 1, 2,
4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12
Outon: 1, 4, 5
Parker: 1, 2, 4, 5
Pawlet: 2, 5
Pay: 8, 9, 11
Penford: 4, 5
Pressey: 4, 9
1, 2, 9, 11, 12
Seryll: 11, 12
1, 2, 10, 11, 12
Sparkman: 1, 2, 5
Speg(g):3, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12
Spershot: 5, 6, 9
Stares: 6, 9, 10
Tanner: 2, 4, 9, 11
Terr(e)y: 9, 11
Wallace, Wallis: 8
Walton: 7, 8, 11
Watering: 1, 12
White: 2 ,4
Wise: 1, 2, 9, 12
This Register was the one produced by me at the last Summer
Assises at Winton in the cause respecting the Tythes of Coppice Wood
A note of the seates (taken out of the old Regester) in the Parish
Church of Botely & Chancell & to what houses every seat belongeth
as well for men as women vewed the first of May Ammo 1605.
Arth: Lambe & Geo: Naile being for that year Churchwardens
according to the report of the most ancient men & women in the
parish then liveing, whose names are here under written with the
parson's & churchwardens' names & signes then being.
Church seates. North side
1. The seat next the Chancell upon the North side belongeth pperly to
Mrs Serle for the farme.
2. The seat next to that to Mrs Serle for her maydens.
This seat Tho: Parker's wife claimes
3. The next seat to that belongeth to El: Harman for his copyhold at
Mattoxford, to Tho: Abram, to John Moulton for the Brick-house upon
the Hill & to the house of the Widd: Banner where dwelleth Rich :Outon.
4. The seat next to this belongeth to Good wife Moulton for the house
upon the Hill called the Brick house & to El: Harmon for hie Bur-
gage he bought of Tho :Cosens of Shamblehurst.
5. The seat next to this belongs to John Cosens of Upland for his wife,
Good wife Moulton for the house next the Smythes, Phil: Foster's house
& to the house of Rich: Cosens in Botley Street,
6. A man's seat the next to that newly erected by Anth: Lamb
Blacksmyth for himself & for Geo :Naile his fellow churchwarden in
whose time the seates in the church were newly repaired & to Rich:
Cosens in the street & to John Cosens at Dousles.
7. A woman's seat next to that at the Door belonges to El: Harmon
for Mattoxford & to Wm: .. ???
8. A man's seat next the wall upon the North side belongeth to John
Gamp for Webbs house to John Hebberd for Rowles croft & to John
Watering for his house in the streete.
The South side
1. A woman's seat belongeth to John Mou1ton for the
house at townesend & to John Moulton for the house where Robert Baker
now dwelleth at the townes end.
X A mans seat the 3rd in the North side of the church from the screen
backward belongs to Tho :Munday & his family by the order of the
Minister & churchwardens.
2. A woman's seat the next to that belongeth to Nich: Wise, to Heath-house
to the Catherine Wheele & to Edw: Markes for his wife in consideration
that the sayd Edw: Markes did give £?? towards the new building of the
sayd seat. (Edw: Marks by the Church: in Droxford parish.)
The second seat in the church on the South side belongs to
Tho: Munday for his wife.
3. A woman's seat next to that belongs to Wm: Smyth of Mattoxford, to
Old Glaspoole to John: Watering. John: Cosens.
4. A woman's seat next to that belongs Steeplecourt to John Moulton
for the Kitchin-house & to Anth: Lamb for the Smyth's Forge.
5. A woman's seat next to that belongs to good wife Bonner for
Mattoxford farm to Tho: Abram & to Snakemore.
6. A woman's seat next to that belongs to the Swan house, to Geo:
Sparkman, to Hendy his house to Outon in the street belongs to good wife
7. A woman's seat next to that belongs to Broad-gates to Mr Serle his house
upon the Hill in the street, to Old Emry hie house by Glaspoole to
Rebecca Douse & to old Mrs Searie.
Next the Wall in the Gallery First Tho: Wassell next to him sits Phil:
Foster, next to him sits John Wise in the new dwelling house of Thos:
Wassell & in the new dwelling house of Phil: Foster,
8. A man's seat next to that belongs to Wm: Smyth of Mattoxiord, John
Cosens of Upland to Nich :Wise, to John Wise.
9. A man's seat the next to that belongs to Mattoxford farm to El:
Harmon for the Swan house & to El: Harmon for the Burgage he
bought of Old Cosens & to Mr Serle for the house upon the Hill &
to John Tanner for his wives Land.
10. A man's seat next to that belongs to Heath-house Bridgfoot house
Cath :Wheele & to Broadgates.
11. A woman's seat next to that under the Pulpit belongs to the
Minister's wife & to the Bridgfoot: The parson at his charges did newly
erect it: at that time dwelling at the Bridgfoot house.
John Wyates seat in the Gallery next John Wise he gave vitj£
Witnesses testifying the same :- 1735/36
John Cosens & others All these witnesses names are
(as it is very like) the same hand as writ the note.
The seat that Tho. Parker claimes for his wife wholly belongs to the
farm for their maydens to who interlined Tho: White of Botly Farm told
the transcriber of this out of the old Regester Book that Tho: Parker's
wife did sit in the seat he claimes but then they rented part of the farm.
Tho: Munday claimes a seat that belongs to others that is interlined
W. H. Rector
Imprimis the Parson's Seate next to that Mr Pawlet sits in. Next to
that is the Reading Pew Built by the Parish.
The seat over against the reading Pew belongeth to the Cleark both these
seates the Parish claims by custom.
The seate nest to that belongeth to the scollars
The seat next to that Waiter Lush & George Sparkman sits in.
The seat next to that Edw :Markes sits in.
The seat next to that Mr Parkinson sits in.
The seat against the Canmunion table Mr Francis Serle sits in.
Mr Rob: Pawles of this Parish dyed the 2nd Febr. & was buried
in Tri: Church in Winton the 6th of Febr. for whose mortuary Reed. x#
Old mother Smyth of Mattoxford widd. buried the 18th of Jan. 1622, for
whose mortuary recd. at Botley fair following, of her son Harry Smyth x#
Mrs. Elinor Serie widd. of Mr Francts Serle, sometime of Fairthorn,
she dwelling at Botley farm, buried the 20th of Dec: 1631 for burying
in the chancell, sermon & mortuary 30#.
These mortuaryes were payd Mr Mashart as appears by
the old Regester Booke.
Registering a christening - 4d
A Churching - 6d
Regestring a Buriall - 4d
Marriage by Banns - 5s 6d.
Publishing the Banns - 5s
Marriage by Licence - 5s
A Terrier or note of all such Glebelands as are at this day belonging
to the Parsonage of Botly made the 5th day of Dec: 1618 By Lamuel
Mashart then Parson here in presence of such of the Parish as have
their names under written.
Impr. The churchyard with its bounds as it is rail'd in.
Item. The parsonage house as it now standeth with one Barn & no other
out houseing, but what Mr Mashart hath set up (viz) j stable joynes to
the Barn & j skilling for a cow-house & j Cart-house.
*: The Gate & Orchard & Garden lying together & not severed ,hedged
*: One little purrock conteining about two Acres on the South east side
of the house lying between the Orchard & Garden of the parsonage on
the North west. The Lane leading to the Lord's heath on the South &
certaine lands of Edw :Markes fencing agt. it on the East side.
Item: Two Closes on the North side of the house & the sayd Purrocks
reaching to Burgess Land conteining about nine Acres & fencing agt.
Burgess land northward & agt. copyhold Westward & fenced all along the
East side by Edw: Markes.
*: One Close lying over agt. the parsonage house compassed in round
by the Farm Grounds & fencing it self round cent. about x Acres now
divided in two.
*: One little Copice lying between Reeds & Kings Copies coat. near
about two Acres. And these are all the lands that we ever knew or
credibly heard did ever belong to the parsonage of Botley.
Item: all manner of Tythes of the whole Parish.
in Wood exce ted which the arishioners sa the never payd nor ought not to pay.
Thee two last lines markt concering the wood were not written at
the same time with the rest of the Terrier as I judg by the writing of
it in the Old Regester it being of different hands.
The Mill payes 6s 8d. for a corn position. The lands that belongs to the
Mill payes Tythe in kinde.
An account of the settlement of the seates in the Parish Church of
Botley then taken from the Old Regester & most antient inhabitants
viz: Mr Cosens of Upland, Nic: Strong, Rich: Spegg, John Moulton &
others by me W: H: M.A. Rector 1680. & where there was any room
in any seat by reason the houses they belonged to have bin pull'd down,
we have placed in those vacant places the inhabitants of the new built
houses since the old settlement.
South-side next the Chancell under the Pulpit.
A. woman's seat
1. For Freeground, Mattoxford farm next Barley parish, & William
Lamb's wife for Bridfoot house.
Seats for Men
2. For Heath-house, Freeground Ketherine Wheele, Wm. Lamb Bridfoot
house & B roadgates.
3. For Mattoxford farm next Burly parish, for the Bugle, for Pudbrook,
for Holmeland & John Fitchit's house next to Dowses.
4. For Upland Jo'' Moulton for Mattoxiord for Tanners, For Braxalls
& Hen: Lun for Brickhouse next Kitchin house.
5. For For Spegg's land Tho :Munday for his house next the Katherine
Wheele, for Presseys land Andrew Emry for Abram's over agt.
Mattoxiord farm next to Burly parish & Wm. Fielder for his in Boarly
6. For the Mill. John Moulton for Dowses for Hitches Steph: Coles &
7. John Moulton's wife for Mattoxford for Horsepool for Copped Hall &
for the Mill.
8. For the Bugle, Wm. Lamb's next the Bugle for Broadgates & Post's
house belonging to the Lord's demeanes.
9. John Fitchet's wife for Kitchen house over against Lamb's shop. Jethro
Cole's wife, Thomas Emrye's wife. Widd. Lane over agt. Dowses.
10. For Tanners, for Catherine Wheele Dan: Parker's wife for the
house next Widd. Lane's & for Heath-house.
11. For Rich. Moulton's wife of Holmsland for the Cow-house at the end
of the street. John Moulton for the house next the Cowhouse Tho:
Parker for Brickiln & for Steph: Penford's wife for the house in the street.
Seats for men
12. Rich.Moulton Sen: for his house next the Cow-house Rich: Moulton jr. for his house in the street. Edw: Marks house in the street Andr:
Emries house in the street.
13. William Barrie. The White Hart. Thomas Emrie's house in the street.
James Fasset's house next Pudbrook.
In the old Register Book there was but 11 seats on the South side of the
Church. Where the Arch is over the Tomb there was a square place
with a table where young men sate round it. The pulpit did not stand
where it is now wn. Mr. Hardware built a seate for his wife dwelling
at Bridgfoot house. These seats as they are now were built in Dr. Lamb's
time the Rector, many years after Mr. Hardware's death. So that the
seat claim'd by Wm. Lamb Black-smyth cannot be the seat built by Mr.
Hardware But the present Rector & Church wardens to avoyd all further
disputes do order the wife of the sayd Wm. Lamb to sit in the seat under
the pulpit where it now standeth.
North Side next the Chancell
1. Tho: White of Botley farm for himself & wife
2. For Botley farm for their women servants
Women' s seats.
3. For Pressey's land. Andr: Emrie's wife for Abram's over agt.
Mattoxford farm. Hen: Lun's wife for Brickhouse next Kitchen house
and for Hitches.
4. For Pudbrook, for Holmsland. Tho: Mundy's wife in church-lane
next to the Catherine Wheele & John Fitchet's wife for his house next
5. For Upland. Rich: Moulton of Holmsland for his house in the street
& Steph: Coles's house & the White Hart.
6. For Snakemore. for Braxalls. Wm. Fielder & Wm. Barrie for their
houses in Boarly green.
7. Andr. Emries for his house in the street. Geo: Sparkman & John
Emrie for their houses in Church-lane & John Moulton for Dowses.
8. Rich: Spegge Anth: Faithfull for their houses in Church-lane, for
Edw: Markes's house in the street & John Outon's near Freeground.
9. The seats round the Font for the Cottages.
10. Widd, Grant for a house in the street belonging to the Lord's
demeanes Wield. Sparkman over against John Fitchet's John Outon's house
in the street Widd. Coles her house next Jethro Coles.
This last seat was where the Gallery staires now standeth.
In the Gallery
1 Geo: Sparkman for his house in Church-lane
John Emry for his house in Church lane
Anthony Faithfull for his house in Church lane
Richard Spegge for his house in Church lane
John Moulton for his house next the Cowhouse
Wield. Coles her house next Jethro Coles
Wm. Lamb for his house next the Bugle
For the White Hart
Edward Marks for his house in the street.
John Outon for his house near Freeground
For Copp'd Hall - Rich. Moulton for the Cow-house
2 Thomas Parker for Brickiln
Dan: Parker for his house over agt. John Fitchet's
Post's house, Widd Graunts. Their houses belonging to the Lord's demeans
Widd. Sparkman for her house over agt. John Fitchet's
The Kitchen house over agt. Bridgfoot house
Stephen Penford for his house in the street
James Fasset for his house at Pudbrook
Tho: Emry for his house in the street
John Outon for his house in the street.
The Residue of the seats in the Gallery for the young men.
The Chancell belongs all to the Rector (all the seats now newly erected
by him) & he may place in the seats whom he will for his time being: -
Except the first seat at the South side next the church, which is the
Reading Pew, & built by the parish & so to be kept in repair; & also
except the first seat on the North side next the Church which is the
Clerk's seat & to be kept in repair by the parish which two seats they
claime by Custom.
Seats in the Chancell South side
1. In the first seat agt. the Communion table (which I newly built 1680
& repair'd the rest) I appoint to sit for my time being. Anne Spershot of
Steeplecourt & Edw: Hacket upon the Hill above the Mill reserving a
place for tie parsonage house, here was never any seat before.
2. Next to that which was the Parsonage seat, I have repair'd &
Appoint Lawrence Chamberlaine & his familie at Freeground to sit in.
3. Next seat to that (which Mr. Pawlet at Freeground sate in) I have
made two little seats, the next the wall Tho: Munday & Geo: Sparkman
to sit in. The other Rich. Spegge & Anthony Faithfull to sit in, which 4
persons houses are in Church lane.
4. The Passage to the Chancell Door for Curdridg young men to sit in.
5. The Reading Pew.
1. In the first seat agt. the Communion table Mr. James Marks & wife to
sit reserving a place for the Parsonage house.
2. Next to that the Long Seat Edw: Hacket's wife to sit Geo: Sparkman's
wife, Anthony Faithfull's wife & parsonage Mayds.
3. Next to that for the Farm.
4. Next to that the Clerk's seat
The Benches round the middle of the Chancell for the children to sit on.
Wm. Hanbury M,A. Rector 1680
At the Death of the late Rector there was in the chancell a large
square vacant place in the middle; and only long narrow seats against
the walls on each side; and tose very ruinous; and a passage to the
Chancel-door just behind the Reading Pew: By me the present Rector
and by my friends at my request these old ruinous seats were taken
down on each side, from the Reading Pew on the one side and tire
Clark's seat on the other (which the parish claim by custom and are to
be kept in repair by them) to the steps that lead up to the communion-
Table; and new large square Pews erected in their room and in the
vacant square; leaving only an Alley thro out of the same breadth with
that thro the body of the Church; and a passage under the Wall on the
Southside to the Chancel! Door. The seats on each side the communion
Tble being Pews (and the only ones then in the chancel!) and in repair
remain as they were. At this time also were put in two large new
windows (on each side one) opposite to each other before which the
Chancel was very dark as the body of the church is now. Therefore
(the Persons being all dead that were placed in the Chancell by the late
Rector) I the present Rector do make the following new settlement
for my time being.
A new settlement of the seats in the Chancell.
1. The first seat contigous to the Reading-Pew I reserve for the
Parsonage house. This seat I built at mine own charge. I found
all the Timber for the frame and halie the charge of the new great
Window near it also.
2. The next seat to that I appoint Mr Robert Stears of Fairthorne to
sit in for my time being. This seat the said Mr. Stears built at his own
proper cost and charge; and was at the other halfs of the charge of the
Great Window near it.
3. The next seat to that John Bolton built at his own proper cost and
charge. And therefore I appoint him and his wife and family to sit
therein for my time being. He lives in Botly Street and owns Coppy hold.
(*Mr Missing's Tenant now sits in this seat by my error.)
(Capn. Missing gave me two Guineas for it.)**
4. The Old seat against the Communion Table I reserve for the
I have since appointed Mr. William Stares of Barn: Farm (in
consideration of the Guinea paid me) to sit in this seat.
The Chancel new-seated And two Windows put in Anno 1715
1. The first seat adjoining to the Clark's seat I appoint for my time
being Mr. Robert Bright of Steeplecourt and his wife and family to sit in.
This seat and also the great window over it the said Mr. Bright built
entirely at his own cost.
2. The next to that I appoint# Mr Richard Spershot shop-keeper in
Botly Street and his wife and family to sit in for my time being. This
seat was erected by the said Mr Spershot at his own proper cost &
(# John Bolton is removed into this seat by my order.)
3. The next seat to that I appoint Richard Moulten at Pudbrooke and
his wife and family to sit in. This seat was erected at the said Richard
Moulton's own proper cost and charge.
4. The Old seat against the Communion-Table not yet dispos'd of, but
left as a common seat for strangers and such as (the church being full)
cannot get in elsewhere. (Mr Birch sits here)
As it appears that I had the greatest reason to make this settlement,
considering the great charge the severall Persons have bin at,
Especially Having not displaced one person settled by the late Rector:
So I doubt not but my successor will be pleased to continue such of
them and their families as shall survive me as an encouragement to
ethers to do the like good. This settlement was made as soon as the
two windows were put in and all the seats finished. Ammo Domini. 1715 by
J .Walton A: M: Rectr.
Whereas Charles Froude Blacksmith living in Botly Street has sometime
since erected a new seat in the Gallery by and with the consent of us
the minister and Churchwardens of Botly aforew. (seats in the Church
being much wanting) We the said Rector, Churchwardens, and other
Principle Inhabitants of the said Parish in Vestry Assembled do confirm
(as much as in us lyes) and settle the said Froude and his family in
the said seat and such persons as shall from time to time inhabit the
house the said Charles Froude now lives in, bounded by the Bugle Inne
on the East. Witness our hands.
J .Walton, Rector. Richard Matttow . Peter Binsted (Churchwardens) Jacob Emery Thomas Emery (Overseers of the Poor.)
This signed as above Oct. 3: 1718
Jan: 15:1728: For and in consideration of one Guinea in hand paid
me I do appoint Mr Samuel Birch living upon the Hill near Botly River
& his wife to sit in the fourth seat against the Communion Table on the
North side of the Chancel. And to have and to hold the said whole seat
for his own proper use without let hinderance or molestation of or from
any person or persons whatsoever.
Witness my hand - J .Walton.
Rector of Botley
August: 6: 1753. For & in consideration of one Guinea paid me. I
continue Mrs Birch in the above seat during her life if ..... her but
not to dispose of it to any other person. Witness.
Thomas Kingsman, of Botley, Rector
A list of the Rectors of Botly as many as are recorded in the Parish
Registers now in being to this present time, Apr:2: 1715
1. Mr Thomas Ward is the first I find; who was buryed Novemb. 7: 1583
2. Mr Thomas Hardware was his immediate successor, who was buryed
3. Mr. Lamuel Mashart was his immediate successor who was removed
to Beauly in the New forrest.
4. Dr. Lamb Chaplain to Thomas Earle of Southton was his immediate
successor and turn'd out by the Parliament that beheaded K. Charles
5. Mr Ethan Glascok (put in by that power) succeeded him and was
buryed there March: 18: 1661
6. Mr Peter Austin was his immediate successor who dyed Nov: 12: 1679.
7. Mr. William Hanbury was his immediate successor who dyed Jan: 3:
1714. at My Lady Russel's at Southampton house in Bloomsbury
Square, London and was buryed in Belfound Churchyard about twelve
miles out of London in the direct Rode from thence to this place.
8. Joseph Walton (who had been curate of Botly to the said Mr. Hanbury
for upwards of fourteen years next before) obtain'd a Presentation to
the said Rectory of the Right Honorable the Earle of Portland (signed
by the said Earle and Elizabeth his Lady) Jan: 22: 1714, and
institution from the Bishop Feb. 18 and Induction March:2:following
1714 als. 1715:
Taken and entred by me
J .Walton A:M: de Botly Rect.
9. Mr Joseph Walton died June 1733 and was succeeded by the Reverend
Mr Gilbert Jackson who obtain'd a presentation on to the said Rectory
of His Grace the most noble Henry Duke of Beaufort July 3rd 1733.
10. The Revd. Mr. John Morgan succeeded Dr Jackson Nov:1743
and the Revd. Mr. Thos. Kingsman was his immediate successor 1748.
11. Thomas Kingsman (who had been Curate of Botley for six years)
obtain'd a Presentation to the said Rectory of the most Noble William
Duke of Portland, signed by the said Duke, December 6th 1748, and
Institution from the Bishop of Winton. Dec: 8th and Induction Jan: 20: 1748/9
12. The Revd. Thomas Kingsman was buried Dec. 30. 1779 and was
succeeded by the Revd. Joseph Wallace, who was found dead in his bed
on the morning of Jan. 28th 1803 after retiring to his rest in perfect
health on the preceding evening.
13. The Rev. Richard Baker A.M. Pemb: Hall Cambridge, was presented
by the Duke of Portland to the Rectory of Botley in July 1803 on the
Recommendation of Frederick Lord Kervey (who became Earl of
Bristol on the following month) & Henry Addington Prim: Minr: now
Lord Sydmouth. The Revd. R. Baker was presented to the Rectory of
Botley the 9th of July 1803, instituted the eleventh of July, inducted by
the Revd. G .A. Thomas Rector of Wykeham on the sixteenth day of July
& sin'd himself on the seventeenth of July 1803.
14. The Reverend John Morley Lee. A.M. St.John's Coil: Camb: was
presented to the Rectory of Bailey in December 1854 on the decease of
the above Reverend Richard Baker, by Henry Lee Esq. the Patron.
The Reverend J .M. Lee was instituted to the Rectory by the Bp. of
Winchester at Farnham, on the 4th of January 1855; was inducted by the
Rev. J. T. W. Baker, Curate of the Parish, on the 24th of January; and
read himself in on Sunday the 25th of February 1855. He became Rural
Dean in 1860. Hon. Canon of Winchester 1877. Died January 20th 1903.
15. The Reverend George Edward Caulfield Osborne M.A. Trinity
Coll: Oxford (who had been Curate of Botley from 1890-1893, was
presented to the Rectory of Botley in February 1903 on the decease of
the above Reverend Johm Morley Lee by the executors of the same
John Morley Lee. The Reverend G. E. C. Osborne was instituted in
the Rectory by the Bishop of Winchester at Lambeth on June 24th 1903,
was inducted by the Rev. Canon. Nash, Rural Dean on July 4th 1903
and read himself in on Sunday July 5th 1903. He Died Nov. 1918. A.S.
Whereas the second sate of the North Side of the Chancell end of
Botley Church next to Mr. Bright's sate. Late Pay's sate &
now Madm. Eyres it be. I do apoint it to the use of William Townsend
Clark of this parish Family's Hole use only for my time being
and no other on or persons have no right to sit therein it being
of the Gift of the Revd Joseph Wallis, this 2d. Day of Octo: 1780.
The Names of the Occupiers of the seats which are in the Chancell
& which are the property of the Rector. April 15th 1805
The 1st seat on the North side is occupied by Col: Kemp on paying 1 Guin.
2nd is occd. by Mr. Astlett on paying one Guinea
3rd is occd. by Mr, Wilkins on paying 1 Guinea
4th is occd. by Mr. Emery on paying one Guinea
5th is occupd. by ...............
6th as occupd by ............ children who sing
The seat thro' which I pass to the„„e Desk my servants sit in.
The first seat on the South Side is occupied by the Rector's family
2nd is occupied by Mr. Jas. Warner on paying one Guinea
3rd is occupied by Mr Abbot? on paying one Guinea
4th is occupied by Mr........ on paying one Guinea
5th I have placed an organ.
16. Rev. Geoffrey Saline, M.A. Ch. Ch. Oxford was inducted to the
Rectory of Botley in June 1919 on the presentation of Edward, Bp. of
A Particular of the Fencing of the Church Yard as it was settled and
Done in the year 1681
The South Side 122ft. 4 inches
The Lord's Demeans doth make from an old ash to the
pannel next to the Stile that goes to the Farm house
being 114 foot 4 inches.
The next to that formerly belong to Mr Serl for Reedland then to Mr Thomas Colson and now to Mrs. Eliz:
Colson, being 8 foot.
The West side 104ft. 04 inches
|Cole pitts formerly belonging to John Wateridge then to Edward Markes and now to Thos. Missing Esqr. -|| Pannels 01|
|Hitches formerly belonging to Richard Houghton then to the widdow Martin and now to Francis Martin. -||Pannels 01|
|Gilliams Ground formerly to Geo: Cosens then to Sarah Colson and now to Mr Peter Colson -|| Pannels 0½|
|John Cosens for Upland - || Pannels 01|
|Calland now belonging to the Lord -|| Pannels 01|
|Heath house formerly belonging to Mr Ralph Serl then to Mr. Thomas Colson and now to Mrs. Eliz. Colson. -|| Pannels 02½|
|Deyriards formerly to Nicholas Wise then to Mr Alcorn and now to Thomas Missing Esqr. -|| Pannels 01|
|Coppyhold formerly belonging to Richard Cosens then to Eliz, Sparshot and now to Thos. Missing Esqr. -|| Pannels 0½|
The North side 186 foot 10 inches
|Fogland then Richard Molton and now John Molton - || Pannels 01|
|Homesland then Richard Moltons and now John Lunn - ||Pannels 01|
|Gulstones ground then William Stares and now Edwd. Cleverley - ||Pannels 02|
|Tanners formerly Nich: Wise then Mr Alcorn & now Jacob Emery (it goes by the Name of Blanchard) - || Pannels 0½|
|Gulstones ground then Wm. Stares & now Edwd. Cleverly - || Pannels 0½|
|Dowses then John Molton and now William Molton - ||Pannels 01|
|Formerly Thomas Abraham then Andrew Emery and now Jacob Emery - ||Pannels 0½|
|Spegs land then the wide: Basset and now Jacob Terry ˜ || Pannels 01|
|Braxells formerly Mr Andrew Munday then Thomas Crips, and now George Pay - || Pannels 01|
|Longlands then the widdow Wyat and now Tho. Missing Esqr. -||Pannels 0½|
|Fordland formerly Mr. Andrew Munday then the Widd. Abraham and now Joseph Dewells - ||Pannels 0½|
|Neals land then John Hickley and now George Pay - || Pannels 01|
|Harmans formerly Francis Harmans then Wm. Pressey and now John Terry - ||Pannels 01|
|Harmans formerly Fran: Harman then Wm. Fielder and now Wm. Molten & John Terry. - || Pannels 0½|
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The East side 95 foot
Mr Gater is willing to take the East side rails 47½ feet commencing at each corner.
|The lands formerly Henry Smiths then John Molton and now Wm. Molton. now Robt Stares - ||Pannells 02|
|Snakemore and North bombs Land formerly Mr Andrew Munday then Mr Kent|
and now Jonathan Rashleigh Esqr. now Peter Thresher -
| Pannells 02|
|Part of Mattoxford Farm then Mr Nutley, now John Cosens (N.B. it is called Noriceland)- ||Pannells 01|
|Part of Do. then Mr Nutley then Edward Collins and now Thomas Missing Esqr.- ||Pannells 01|
|Mattoxford Farm then the widdo. Stares and now Dr. Palmer. - ||Pannells 02|
Botleigh Church 6th of Novr. 1750
We the Rector, Churchwardens Overseers of the Poor and others
the Principall Inhabitants of the Parishinors in publick Vestury
assembled the day and year first above written Witnesseth that there was
the summ of Ten Pounds of Lawfull Money of England given by some
Charitable although unknown Person to Us to be putt out to use and the
Intrest money ariseing from thence to be disposed of yearly To all
such Poor widdows & c. that are Industrious and did to the utmost of
their power to support themselves and their Familys & to keep off from
Receveing any monthly Collection from the Parishiners.
Now Know all men by these Presents that we the said Rector Church
wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the said Parish that have now
taken up the said Ten Pounds being the Principall money and Four
Pounds being Intrest for the same and so in the whole makes the same
of Fourteen Pounds and have laid the same out in Repairing and
makeing an addition to our Parish house as We now call it, it being the
house and premisses the Parishiners purchased of Wm. Moody as by the
Indenture of Release & c. made between the said William Moody of the
one part and John Cosens, John Molton, William Molton and Wm. Cater
as Trustees in behalf for the use of the Parishinors in generall on the
other Part Dated the 2nd day of March 1730 Now We the said Rector
Church wardens, overseers of the Poor of the said Parish and all others
of us whose hands are hereunto subscribed and it is done by and with
the whole consent of the Parishinors in general do hereby Promise and
agree and our hearty desire is and we beg that it may continue so till
time is no more To Pay at our said Parish Church the first Sunday in
January emediately after Evening Prayer the full and just Summ of
Fourteen Shillings of Lawfull money of England that is to say to all such
poor widdows & c. as above mentioned without parshallity To those that
are most in want. (Turn over)
* * * * *
To give most to and to be given and
Disposed of. by the Rector and Churchwardens for the time being and then
to be put and placed the said Fourteen Shillings To the Accompts of the
Overseers of the Poor of the said Parish and to be allowed by the
Parishinors in general! when they makes up their Accompts at the Easter
following and our hearty desire is that this may be observed kept paid
and Duly performed and looked upon to be as binding as if it had been
Drawn up by the most eminent Attorney or Attorneys and upon stamps
according as the Law of this Land Directs for what we have done we
really believes is for the good of the Parishinors for ever.
|John Lunn junior ||Thomas Kingsman Rector|
|Stephen Newman ||Robert Arnoll Churchwarden|
|Thomas Searle ||Jno Terry Churchwarden|
|Wm Molton Overseer of the Poor|
|George Pay Overseer of the Poor|
|Joshua Emery Senior|
|Joshua Emery junior|
|Jacob Terey |
Ut primum inspcias gestantem nomina librum Hac tria per lotum pagina
quaeq dabit; Conjugium, mortem, baptisma, reverte videbis Principio,
medio, fine Cavenia tibi Infantum lachrimas, nuptorum gaudia, mortis
Funera, et hac tumulis imperat hora brevis.
J. Walton A. M. Rect.
Jno. Makepace could not be found
The Honble. Mr. Wriothesley Baptist Noel & his Sisters Madam Jane &
Madam Elizabeth gave a Damask Cloath & Napkin for the Communion
Table. Good-Friday Apr. 1 1681
Mrs Jane Smyth sometime of Southampton house in Bloomsbury gave
a Common Prayer Book for the Com. Table. Good-Friday Apr. 1 1681
W.H.A.M. Rectr. gave a pair of Flaggons & two plates Good-Friday
Apr 1 1681 with two Boxes to keep the furniture of the Communion
Anno 1 607 May 3
A note taken by the Tithingman of Botley of all the copie holders do
pay towards the composition Lambs for his Maker's Service. & use
of his house.
1. Foord Land & Braxals ij Yardland.
2. Mattoxford farm iiij yardlands
3. Eliz: Harman j yardland & #Dimi
4. Neles land j yard land
5. Widd. Smyth ij yardlands
6. Jon. Cosen Sen: j yardland
7. Jon Cosen Jun: j yardland
8. Widd. Moulton. j yardland
9. Frogland j yardland
10. Jon Tanner for Blanchard & Dyriards j yardland & #Dimi
11. Speggsland j yardland
12. Hitches & Dyriards j yardland
13. Snakmore j yardland
This is not true for Frogland payeth to the Wheale - Teste Ralfe Seryll
There is none due for Frogland
This note above written of Composition Lambs I transcrib'd out of the
Old Register Book began Jan: 20 1573 & ended Apr 1. 1679
The Church Pannels & who ought to make the same as followeth. copied
according to truth by me Tho: Hardware the xxvth of June Ano 1597
First from the Ash next the old Barn to the gate the Lord's demaynes
Between these two there is a doore-place or stile lace which the say
the Parson is to make & I Lamuell Mashart have made it first Anno Dm.
1617 then a new door 1618. that door always being th wen open I made
a stile 1624. And a aim a new stile 1629.
|Next Mr John Serill for Reedes - ||Dimi Pannell|
|John Watering for Colepits - ||A whole pannell|
|Hickes - ||Dimi Pannell|
|George Coosen - ||Dimi Pannell|
|John Coosen - ||A whole Pannell|
|Catland - ||A whole Pannell|
|Heathhouse ij - ||whole pannels Dimi|
|Duriards - ||Dimi Pannell|
|Copye hold - ||Dimi Pannell|
(This account concerning the church stile or gate place was never found
or mentioned to be made (or ought to be made as I believe) in any
the settlements of the boundrig and fencing the church-yard nor ever was
made by any Parson or Rector of Botley as appeares from any of the
Parish Books before the above named Mr. Lamuell Mashart Rector Ibid.
A true copie out of antient book delivered to the Parson by Mr. John Serie
|Frogg-land - ||a whole Pannell|
|Holmsland - ||a whole Pannell|
|Guistons ground - ||if Pannells|
|Nicholas Wise - ||one Pannell|
|Gulstons ground - ||Dimi|
|Thomas Dowse - ||j Pannell|
|Speggs land - ||one Pannell|
|Andrew Mundye - ||j Pannell|
|William Harmon - ||j Pannell Dimi|
|Henry Smyth - ||ij Pannells|
|Snakemore - ||j Pannell|
|Andrew Mundye for his freehold called Homeslands - ||j Pannell|
|Mattokes ford farm - ||iiij Pannells|
This Account of the church Pannells I transcribed out of the old Register
Began Jan: 20 1573 & ended j Apr. 1679.
Wm. Hanbury M. A.
MD that Botley faire tooke beginning the Second of November in the
year aforesaid upon A1l-Soules day. And the tuesday before
Whitesunday the faire & Market for the same year following
all registers transcribed by B. Chinchen June 1976