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         Thomas Beckey , Farmer of Ardleigh , Essex - 13 May 1821

         Reverend Henry Bishop , Clerk, Vicar of Ardleigh , Essex - 27 January 1851

         John Bond , Taylor of Ardleigh , Essex - 19 January 1835

         Elizabeth Borthwick , Widow of Ardleigh , Essex - 28 May 1840

         Robert Bradstreet , Yeoman of Ardleigh , Essex - 10 March 1707

         Thomas Bruse, Husbandman of Ardleigh, Essex - 4 Jun 1658

         Mary Coleer , Spinster of Ardleigh , Essex - 16 January 1748

         Simeon Collier or Coleer, Farmer of Ardleigh, Essex - 04 June 1717

         Daniel Cooper, Farmer of Ardleigh, Essex - 19 March 1803

         Thomas Cooper , Farmer of Ardleigh , Essex - 09 May 1833

         Thomas Cooper , Gentleman of Ardleigh , Essex - 06 June 1798

         Hannah Creffeild, Widow of Ardleigh, Essex - 07 September 1708

         Ralph Creffield or Creffeild of Ardleigh, Essex - 12 July 1703

         Sir Ralph Creffeild of Ardleigh, Essex - 19 August 1732

         Jonathan Draper, Farmer of Ardleigh, Essex - 29 Jul 1817

         Jonathan Draper , Jobber of Ardleigh , Essex- 07 June 1821

         Grekiel Dunton, Broad Weaver of Ardley, Essex - 17 Mar 1682

         William Edwick , Yeoman of Ardleigh , Essex - 26 January 1822

         James Fenn , Farmer of Ardleigh , Essex - 27 October 1773

         James Fenn , Farmer of Ardleigh , Essex - 29 October 1773

         William Foxlow of Ardleigh , Essex - 04 April 1835

         Robert Freeman , Gentleman of Ardleigh , Essex - 15 September 1760

         William Harris , Coachman of Ardleigh , Essex - 20 June 1788

         William Head, Yeoman of Ardleigh, Essex - 7 February 1611

         Nathaniel Heckford, Yeoman of Ardleigh, Essex - 20 Jun 1788

         Reverend Lawrence Jackson , Batchelor of Divinity, Vicar of Ardley and Rector of Great Wigborrow in the County of Essex - 13 May 1772

         Robert Jakes of Ardleigh, Essex - 26 November 1802

         Robert King, Butcher of Ardleigh, Essex - 5 Jun 1813

         Mayles Lakin, Gentleman of Ardleigh, Essex - 20 August 1628

         Mark Lambe of Ardleigh , Essex - 08 August 1803

         Francis Lugar , Gentleman of Ardleigh , Essex - 04 May 1784

         Reverend Marshall otherwise Marshell Lugar , Clerk of Ardleigh , Essex - 05 June 1822

         William Lugar , Gentleman of Ardleigh , Essex - 03 March 1752

         William Lugar , Gentleman of Ardleigh , Essex - 18 December 1778

         William Lugar of Ardleigh , Essex - 30 October 1798

         Thomas Luskyn or Luskin, Gentleman of Ardleigh, Essex - 19 January 1599

         Anne Mannock, Widow of Ardleigh, Essex - 12 Jun 1649

         Lott Peer or Peere of Ardleigh, Essex - 27 May 1652

         William Pond, Yeoman of Ardleigh, Essex - 12 September 1638

         (Sentence of) William Pond of Ardleigh, Essex - 16 February 1639

         Mary Rowles , Spinster of Ardleigh , Essex - 23 June 1808

         George Smith , Yeoman of Ardleigh , Essex - 30 March 1824

         Richard Smith, Yeoman of Ardleigh, Essex - 30 July 1653

         Robert Smith , Farmer of Ardleigh , Essex - 19 December 1843

         Robert Stevens of Ardleigh - 19 August 1667

         Woodhouse Wrench, clothier of Ardleigh, Essex - 27 February 1649

         Gregory Yeman, singleman of Ardleigh, Essex - 27 January 1582

         John Youngs , Farmer of Ardleigh , Essex - 26 May 1784

 

Taken from the Book 'Elizabethan Life - The wills of Merchants'

         STEEVEN Thomas Ardleigh, son of John S, tenement after death of mother - page 15

         1586 STEEVEN John Ardleigh clothier, will - page 153

         STEEVEN Anne Ardleigh, daughter of John Steeven, will - page 153

         STEEVEN Anne Ardleigh, will of John Steeven, house "Cock" amp; rest of goods, - page 153

         STEEVEN John Ardleigh, son of John S, house "Cock" after death of Anne - page 153

         STEEVEN Alice Ardleigh, daughter of John Steeven, will - page 153

         WENT James Ardleigh, son-in-law of John Steeven - widower - page 153

         HECKEFORD Heckeford Ardleigh, supervisor of will of Jn Steeven - page 154

         1586 LYDE Lawrence Ardleigh vicar, witnessed will of John Steeven - page 154


Feet of Fines

Vol. 2 Edward II

         1284-1285 - No. 279. 

         At Colchester

         Edmund Vigerus and Agnes his wife, pl.

         Maurice de Donilaund and Avelina his wife, impediments.

         '1 messuage, 12 acres of land, 2 acres of wood in Ardeleye. Plea of warranty of charter. Pl. to hold to these and heirs of Edmund from impediments and heirs of Avelina by the yearly rent of one rose at the Nat. of St. J.B., doing other services to the cief lords. Cons. 1 sore sparrowhawk.'

         1310-1311 - No. 189. 

         Robert de Teye and William his son, pl.

         Simon de Grafton and Agnes his wife, def.

         '1 messuage, 33 acres of land, 3 acres of pasture. 3 acres of wood and 8d. rent in Ardelegh. pl. and the heirs of Robert to hold of the chief lords. Cons., 20l. sterling.'

         1317-1318 - No. 703. 

         John Martel and Alice daughter of Benedict de Cokefeld, pl.

         Ranulph de Cokefeld, def.

         The manor of Ardeleye by Colchester.

         'John acknowledged the manor to be right of def. as that which def. has of his gift, and for this def. granted it to pl. and the heirs of John of the body of Alice to hold of the chiefs lords, with remainder to the right heirs of John.'

         1320-1321 - No. 835. 

         William de Teye, pl.

         Robert de Teye and Anne his wife, def.

         '1 messuage, 3 mills, 240 acres of land, 50 acres of wood, 8 acres of meadow, 10 acres of alder and 8s. rent in Ardleye. Pl. acknowledges the tenements to be the right of Robert and for this def. granted them to him and the heirs of his body to hold odf def. and the heirs of Robert, rendering yearly 1 rose at the Nat. of St. J.B. and doing to the chief lords all services, with reversion to def. and the heirs of Rubert.'

         1323-1324 - No. 962. 

         William son of William Gernoun and John son of William de Bottyngham, pl.

         Agnes de Bloy and Adam de Bloy, def.

         '1 messuage 160 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow, 16 acres of wood, 6 acres of pasture, 30 acres of heath, 12 acres of alder and 21s. 9d. rent in Coppeford, Great Briche, Little Briche, Staneweye, Esttorpe and Ardelegh. William acknowledged the tenements to be the right of Adam, and for this def. granted them to pl. and the heirs of William to hold of the chief lords.'

         1324-1325 - No. 990. 

         Simon de Elmsteade, pl.

         John de Badele of Ardleye and William Adam of Wevenho, chaplain, def.

         '1 messuage, 1 mill, 100 acres of land, 2 acres of meadow, 3 acres of wood and 4s. 3d. rent in Great Bromleye. Pl. acknowledged the tenements to be the right of John, as those which def. have of his gift and for this def. granted them to pl. to hold for life of the chief lords, with successive remainders to Thomas his son and Margery his wife and the heirs of their bodies, Margery sister of Thomas and the heirs of her body, and the right heirs of pl.'

         1326 - No. 1119. 

         John Brounsak of Manitre and Maud his wife, def? (probably pl.).

         John Martel of Ardeleye and Alice his wife, def.

         '1 messauge in Misteleye. Pl. and the heirs of John to hold of the chief lords. CVons. 100s. of silver.'

         1326 - No. 1120. 

         John le Munt of Ardlegh and Maud his wife, pl.

         William Bounde of Ardlegh, def.

         '1 messuage, 80 acres of land, 2 acres of pasture, 12 acres of wood and 30 acres of heath in Ardlegh and Great Bromlegh. John acknowledged the tenements to be the right of def. as those which def. has of his gift, and for this def. granted them to the pl. and the heirs of their bodies to hold of the chief lords, with successive remainders to John son of John and Matthew his brother and the heirs of their bodies and the right heirs of Maud.'

 Vol. 3 - Edward III  

         1327 - No. 22. 

         William de Valence of Bromlegh and Joan his wife, pl.

         William Bounde of Ardelegh, def.

         '1 messuage, 60 acres of land, 5 acres of wood an 12 acres of heath in Little Bromlegh. Pl. and the heirs of their bodies to hold of the chief lords, with remainder to the right heirs of William de Valence.'

         1343 - No. 651.

         John de Burnham and his wife, pl. by William Cokeral in her place.

         John de Kyrketon and William Sayer of Great Briche, def.

         '9 messuages, 450 acres of land, 18 acres of meadow, 72 acres of wood, 8 acres of marsh, 70 acres of heath and 21s. 8d. rent in Chicche Rydel, Wylegh, Ardelegh, Great Bromlegh, Frynton, Great Claketon, Little Claketon, Kyrkeby and Great Oclee. Pl. and heirs og their bodies to hold 6 messuages, 320 acres of land, 15 acres of meadow, 42 acres of wood, the marsh, 42 acres of heath and 13s.8d. rent of the chief lords, and also the remainder of 3 messuages, 130 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow, 30 acres of wood, 28 acres of heath and 8s. rent which Geoffrey de Ruyly and Eleanor his wife hold in dower, with remainder to the right heirs of John de Burnham.'

         1347 - No. 812.

         John Martel of Ardleye, pl.

         John de Bromleye and John Brounsak, def.

         '15 messuages, 3 tofts, 80 acres of meadow, 120 acres of marsh, 2 weirs, 3s. 4d. rent and three parts of 1 messuage in Dovercourt, Herewych, Fulton and Rameseye. Pl. to hold for his life of the chief lords the said messuages, tofts, weirs and rent and two parts of the land, meadow, marsh and three parts, and also the remainder of the third part of land, etc., which William Frank holds his life; with succesive remainders to Walter his son and Richard his brother of the latter and the heirs of their bodies and the right heirs of pl.'

         1348 - No. 885.

         Robert son of Gilbert de Dedham and Alice his wife, pl. by Gilbert de Debenham in her place.

         Nicholas Bonde and John Seman, def.

         '1 messuage, 110 acres of land, 9 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture, 8 acres of wood, 10 acres of alder and 20s. rent in Dedham, Mistelegh, Ardelegh, Lalford, Bradefield and Stratford by Heyham. Pl. to hold for their lives of def. and the heirs of Nicholas, rendering, rendering 1 rose, etc., with reversion to def. and the heirs of Nicholas.'

         1373 - No. 1722.

         John atte Melle and Cecily his wife, pl.

         William Ferrour of Lalleford and Maud his wife, def.

         '2 messuages, 16 acres of land and 2 acres of wood in Ardeleye, which Roger Reyner and Joan his wife hold for her life. Pl. and the heirs of John to hold the remainder of the chief lords. Con. 100 marks.'

         1376 - No. 1826.

         William Penne and Agns his wife, pl. by Thomas Fraunceys.

         John Moveroun and Beatrice his wife, def.

         '1 messuage, 76 acres of land, 46 acres of wood, 40 acres of alder and 10s. rent in Ardelegh and Elmsteade. Def. quitclaimed to pl. and heirs of William. Cons. 100 marks.'

 Vol. 3   Henry IV

 1406 - No. 127.

         John Brook of Dedham, Thomas Roolf and John Sutton of London, draper, pl. by Adam Maylond in place of John Sutton.

         Ralph Water of Chelmersford and Cristina his wife, def.

         '1 toft, 40 acres of land, 1 acres of meadow, 18 acres of wood and 22d. rent in Ardeley and Dedham and 2 marks rent from a messuage in Chlmersford. Def. quitclaimed the former to pl. and the heirs of John Brook, and granted to them the 2 marks rent, in moieities at Easter and Michaelmas, with power of distraint. Cons. 100 marks.'

 1407 - No. 162.

         John Brook of Dedham, Henry Dalby, clerk, and John Hunte atte Merssh, pl. 

         Richard atte Hame of Ardelegh and Joan his wife, def.

         '1 messuage, 12 acres of land and 12 acres of wood in Ardelegh. Def. quitclaimed to pl. and the heirs of John Brook. Cons. 20 marks.'

 1409

         Walter Whytyng of Lalleford and Agnes his wife, Thomas Hunte and John Bakere of Ardelegh, pl.

         Thomas Mot of Tendryng and Agnes his wife, def.

         '1 messuage in Ardelegh. Def. quitclaimed to pl. and the heirs of Walter. Cons. 20 marks.'

         Key: Pl. - Plaintiff Def. - Defendant.

 

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