Agreement of the Freeholders in Eyam

to the Award for dividing Eyam Pasture,
12th Nov: 1702.

As contributed to DAJ by Chas. E.B. BOWLES, in 1898.
“Copied from the Original Copy in my possession”
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This article was published originally in the Derbyshire Archaeological Society Journal, vol. 20, 1898.
The transcription has been subdivided into pages as published.
The original is unpunctuated.

Transcription by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2000

TO all Christian People to whom these presents shall come We William Eyre of Highlow in the Co. of Derby Esqr John Bradshaw of Brampton in the Co. of York Esqr Henry Bradshaw of Marple in the County of Chester Esqr Benjamin Ashton of Hathersage in the County of Derby Gent Thos Wright of Eyam in the sd County of Derby Gent Richd Bagshaw of Castleton in the sd County of Derby Gent Robt Moore of Woodseats in the sd County of Derby Gent Martha Moorewood of Alfreton in the sd County of Derby Spr Mary Moorwood of Alfreton afsd Spr Daurs & Legatees of John Moorwood late of Alfreton afsd Esqr decëd Richd Mills of Chesterfield in the sd County of Derby Gent Joseph Hunt Cl'k Rector of Eyam afsd Thos Robinett of Wales in the sd of York Gent John Wilson ...

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of Eyam afsd Yeom' Robt Middleton of Eyam afsd Ironmonger ffrancis Moor of Eyam afsd Yeom' Thos Froggat of Calver in the sd County of Derby Yeom' Robt Tagg of Normanton in the sd County of Derby Yeom' Geo Brownehill of Banford (? Bamford) in the sd County of Derby Yeom' & Amy his wife John Townsend of [blank] in the sd County of Derby Yeom' James Hibbert of Eyam afsd Yeom' Godfrey Massland of Baslowe in the sd County of Derby Yeom' Humphry Brushfield of Fowlowe in the sd Co. of Derby Yeom' Thos Gould of Chesterfield afsd Yeom' & Dorothy his wife Ann Redferne of Eyam afsd widow Alexr Dam of Basslowe afsd Yeoman Peter Furnyse of Eyam afsd Yeom' Philip Sheldon of Eyam afsd Yeom' Pp' Sheldon of Eyam afsd Yeom' Robt Morten of Brosterfield in the sd County of Derby Yeom' Thos Gregory of Folowe afsd Yeom' Thos Wylde of Folowe afsd Yeom' Thos Brushfield of Folowe afsd Yeom Eliza Frith of Eyam afsd widow Mary Fearne of Eyam afsd widow Adam Gile of Chesterfield afsd Ironmonger Christr Leyland of Briningred in the County of Chester Yeom' all ffreeholders within Eyam afsd send Greeting Whereas we together with the Heirs & Legatees of the late Marquess of Hallyfax are promiscuously seized in Comon of a certain mean & undivided Pasture called Eyam pasture within the Liberty of Eyam afsd the Occupn & Enjoymt whereof is of very great Loss & Inconvenience to the sd owners & proprietors of the same for want of a Just & Adequate Stint for Adjustmt or an Equal Division or partition thereof Wherefore to the Intent that for the future every par'clar ffreeholder may have & Enjoy his equal share proporcon thereof without the Surcharge or Oppression of one ffreeholder more than another We the sd ffreeholders of Eyam afsd seriously considering the Inconveniences that did unavoidably happen both to us & our Tenants for want of such Stint or Division as afsd & Concluding a Division to be the more secure Method to prevent future Trouble & Confusion Did Unanimously & Mutually Consent & Agree to Elect Nominate & Appt John Hall of Darley Hall in the sd County of Derby Gent Rd White of Wardlow in the sd County of Derby Yeom ...

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& Saml Eaton of Blackwell in the sd Co: of Derby Yeom' to Survey Separate & Divide the sd parcel of Grod called Eyam pasture (Quantity & Quality considd) into adequate & proportionable parts according to every Man's Quantity & proportion of ffreehold Land in Eyam afsd to Order Allot & Determine unto every par'clar ffreeholder within Eyam afsd wt Quantity of the sd Eyam pasture he shd distinctly have & enjoy in Severalty & where the same shod lye And also to set forth & direct the ways to be used to every ffreeholders Part & what ffences shod be made therein & how & by whom the same shd be respively made And whereas the sd John Hall Richard White & Saml Eaton as such Surveyors Directors & Arbitrators did accordingly undertake the Managemt of the sd Survey Division & Allotmt who having bestowed a great many Days thereon did Survey the whole pasture into 153 Acres 2 Roods & 36 perches which upon Serious Deliberation they (lid Order appt & Allot to the sd ffreeholders in Eyam To hold in Severally the sevl pieces & parcels of Land hereinafter mentd in such Quantities & lying in such places in the sd Pasture as are herein after expressed beginning at the East End of the sd pasture & so going regularly on to the West End thereof thereby to keep a more Intelligible Regular & Certain Order (that is to say) Unto the sd ffrancis Moore at the extreame Eastward point of the sd Pasture the Quantity of four Acres & two Roods of the Land of the sd Pasture for his proportionable Share & Dividend thereof To the sd John Wilson at the West End of the sd ffran Moors part the Quantity of six Acres two Roods & six & twenty perches of the sd pasture for his Share & part thereof the Land allotted to the sd ffrancis Moore lying Eastwardly & the Land allotted to the sd Thos Froggat lying Westwardly thereof To the sd Thos Froggat for Land belonging to himself & also purchased of other ffreeholders at the West Side of the sd John Wilsons part the Quantity of five Acres & three & thirty perches of the sd pasture for his Share & Allotmt thereof the Land appointed to the sd John Wilson lying Eastwardly & Lands allotted the sd Robt Tagg lying ...

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Westwardly thereof To the sd Robt Tagg Geo: Brownhill & Amy his wife at West end of the sd Thos Froggats part the Quantity of one Acre & eight & twenty Perches for his Share & part thereof the Land allotted to the sd Thos Frogatt lying Eastwardly & the Mean Lands appted to the sd Wm Eyre Henry Bradshaw lying Westwardly thereof To the sd Wm. Eyre & Henry Bradshaw for Mean & Undivided Lands at the West Side of the sd Robt Tagg's part the Quantity of one Acre two Roods & Eighteen Perches of the sd pasture Land the Land Allotted to the sd Robt Tagg lying Eastwardly & the Lands Allotted to the sd John Townsend & James Hibbert lying Westwardly thereof To the sd John Townsend & James Hibbert at the West Side of the sd Mr. Eyre & Mr. Bradshaw's Land the Quantity of two Acres two Roods & thirty-two perches to be equally divided betwixt them at their Discretion as their Share & Dividend of the sd pasture Land the Mean Lands Allotted to the sd Mr. Eyre & Mr. Bradshaw lying Eastwardly & the Lands Allotted to the sd Benja' Ashton lying Westwardly thereof To the sd Benja' Ashton at the West side of the sd John Townsend & Jas. Hibberts Land the Quantity of fifteen Acres two Roods & eight Perches as his Share or Divd of the sd pasture Lands the Lands allotted to the sd John Townsend and James Hibbert lying Eastwardly & the Lands allotted to the sd Godfrey Massland lying Westwardly thereof To the sd Godfrey Massland at the West End of the sd Mr. Ashton's Land the Quantity of two Acres & four & twenty perches as his Share or part of the sd pasture the Lands now allotted to the sd Benja' Ashton lying Eastwardly & the Lands allotted to the sd Humphrey Brushfield lying westwardly thereof To the sd Humphry Brushfield at the West Side of the sd Godfrey Maslands Land the Quantity of four Acres & 16 Perches as his Share and Dividend of the sd pasture Land the Lands allotted to the sd Godfrey Masland lying eastwardly & the Lands appointed to Mrs. Gold & Widow Redfearn lying Westwardly thereof To the sd Thos Gold & Dorothy his wife & Ann Redfearn Widow at the West side ...

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of the sd Humphrey Brushfield's Land the Quantity of two Acres two Roods & 20 perches to be divided as followeth vizte To the sd Thos Gold & Dorothy his wife the Quantity of One Acre and two perches & to the sd Ann Redfearn the Quantity of one Acre two Roods & eighteen perches for their respective Shares & Dividends of the sd Pasture the Land now allotted to the sd Humphrey Brushfield lying Eastwardly & the Lands Allotted to the sd Alexr Dam lying Westwardly thereof To the sd Alexr Dam at the West Side of the sd Gold's & Redfearn's Land the Quantity of One Acre two Roods & nine & twenty perches as his part or Share of the sd Pasture Land the Lands allotted to Golds & Redfearns lying Eastwardly & the Lands allotted to the sd Mr Moore & Mr Robinett lying Westwardly thereof To the sd Robt Moor & Thos Robinette at the West side of the sd Alexr Dam's Land the Quantity of Six Acres three Roods & one perch for their Share & Dividend of the sd pasture Land the Land Allotted to the sd Alexr Dam lying Eastwardly & the Sevl parcels of Land allotted to the sd Peter Furnisse pp' Sheldon & Rd Bagshaw lying Westwardly thereof To the sd Peter Furnesse on the West side of the sd Mr Moor & Robinett's Land the Quantity of one Acre & 33 perches as the Share or part of the sd pasture Land the sd Land allotted to Mr Moor & Mr Robbinett lying Eastwardly & the Lands allotted to the sd Robt Morton lying westwardly & the Lands allotted to the sd Philip Sheldon lying Southwardly thereof To the sd Philip Sheldon at the So End of the sd Peter Furnisse's Land the Quantity of two Roods for his part of the sd pasture the Land allotted to the sd Mr Moor & Mr Robinett lying Eastwardly & the sd Land allotted to the sd Robt Morton lying Westwardly thereof To the sd Richard Bagshaw at the South End of the sd pp' Sheldon's Land the Quantity of one Rood & thirty perches for his Share of the sd pasture Land allotted to the sd M(sic) Moor & Mr Robinett lying Eastwardly the sd Lands now allotted to the sd Robt Morton lying Westwardly & the sd pp' Sheldons Land & the way leading from the great pasture lying Northwardly thereof To the sd Robt Morton for Lands ...

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allotted to him & purchased of others at the West Side of the sd Peter Furnisses & Mr Bagshaws Land the Quantity of three acres three Roods & five & twenty perches for his part or Dividend of the sd pasture Land the Lands Allotted to the sd peter Furnisse pp' Sheldon & Mr Bagshaw lying Eastwardly & the Lands allotted to the Heirs or Legatees of the late Marquess of Hallyfax lying Westwardly thereof To the sd Heirs or Legatees of the sd late Marquess of Hallifax at the West side of the sd Robt Mortons Land the Quantity of One Acre & three Roods for their Share & Dividend of the sd pasture the sd Land allotted to the sd Robt Morton lying Eastwardly & the Land now allotted to the sd W Eyre Esqre lying Westwardly thereof More to the sd Wm Eyre Esqre at the West Side of the sd Land of the Heirs m. Legatees of the sd late Marquess of Hallyfax the Quantity Six Acres two Roods & eight perches for his Share or Dividend of the sd Land the Lands. allotted to the sd Heirs or Legatees of the sd late Marquess of Hallyfax lying Eastwardly & the Land now allotted to the sd Thos Gregory & Thos Wild lying Westwardly thereof To the sd Thos Gregory & Thos Wild, at the West Side of the sd Mr Eyre's Land the Quantity of One Acre two Roods & 18 perches to be equally divided betwixt them at their Discretion as their Share or Dividend of the sd pasture the Land Allotted to the sd Mr Eyre lying Eastwardly & the Land allotted to the sd Thos Wright lying Westwardly thereof To the sd Thos Wright at the West Side of the sd Thos Gregory & Thos Wild's Land the Quantity of Thirteen Acres three Roods & Six & thirty perches as his Share or Dividend of the sd pasture Land the Land Allotted to the sd Thos Gregory & Thos Wild lying Eastwardly & the Land now Allotted to the sd Thos Brushfield lying Westwardly thereof To the sd Thos Brushfield at the West Side of the sd Mr Wrights Land the Quantity of three Acres one Rood & Seven Perches as his Share or part of the sd Pasture the Land allotted to the sd Thos Wright, lying Eastwardly and the Lands now allotted to the sd John Bradshaw lying Westwardly thereof To the sd John Bradshaw ...

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at the West Side of the sd Thos Brushfields Land the Quantity of fifteen Acres and two Roods as his Share or Dividend of the sd pasture Land the sd Land Allotted to the sd Tho Brushfield lying Eastwardly & the Lands now Allotted to the sd Robt Middleton lying Westwardly thereof To the sd Robt Middleton at the West Side of the sd Mr Bradshaw's Land as well for Lands belonging to himself as for some parts purchased of one Robt Anderton the Quantity of seven Acres one Rood & three & twenty perches as his Share or Dividend of the sd pasture Land the sd Land allotted to the sd Mr Bradshaw lying Eastwardly and the Lands allotted to the sd Richd Mills lying Westwardly thereof To the sd Richard Mills at the West Side of the sd Robt Middleton's Land the Quantity of seven Acres and twenty perches as his Share & Dividend of the sd pasture Land the Lands allotted to the sd Robt Middleton lying Eastwardly and the Lands allotted to the sd Joseph Hunt lying Westwardly thereof To the sd Joseph Hunt at the West Side of the sd Mr Mill's Land the Quantity of six Acres three Roods & four & thirty perches as his Share & Dividend of the sd Pasture Land the Lands allotted to the sd Richard Mills lying Eastwardly & the Lands now Allotted unto the sd Eliza Fryth widow & the sd Mary Fearn Widow lying Westwardly thereof To the sd Eliza Fryth widow & Mrs Mary Fearn widow at the West End of the sd Mr Hunt's Land the Quantitiy of two Acres three Roods & one Perch to be divided betwixt them as followeth vizte To the sd Eliza Frith Widow one Acre one Rood and fifteen perches & to the sd Mrs Mary Fearn Wido One Acre one Rood & six & twenty perches as their respective Shares or Dividends of the sd Pasture Land the Lands allotted to the sd Joseph Hunt lying Eastwardly and the Lands allotted to the sd Adam Gill Christr Leyland lying Westwardly thereof To the sd Adam Gill on the West Side of the sd Widow Frith's and Widow Fearn's Land the Quantity of three Acres one Rood & Seven Perches as his share and Dividend of the sd pasture Land the Lands allotted to the sd Eliza Fryth widow & Mary Fearne widow lying Eastwardly the Lands allotted to the ...

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sd Martha & Mary Moorwood lying Westwardly & the Lands now allotted to the sd Christopher Leyland, lying Southwardly thereof To the sd Christopher Leyland also at the West Side of the sd Widow Frith's & Widow Fearne's Land the Quantity of Two Acres & one Rood as his Share or Dividend of the sd Pasture Land the Land allotted to the sd Widow Fearne & Widow Fryth lying Eastwardly & the Lands now allotted to the sd Martha & Mary Moorwood lying Westwardly thereof And to the sd Martha & Mary Moorwood on the West Side of the sd Adam Gill's & Christr Leyland's Land the Quantity of Twenty Acres & three Roods being their Share & Dividend of the sd pasture Land the Lands allotted to the sd Adam Gill & Christr Leyland lying Eastwardly & part of the Ring ffence of the sd pasture lying Westwardly thereof And the sd John Hall Richard White & Saml Eaton have set out ordered Directed & Appointed the Ways passages into the sd Eyam pasture in manner & fform foll' vizte One way of six Yards in Breadth called the way from the little pasture which collies in at the South End of John Townsends & Jas Hibberts part & so goes along the South side of the Ring ffence Eastwardly thro' the sd Townsends and Hibberts part and so thro' the sd Eyre & Henry Bradshaw's part unto the sd Robt Taggs part & Westwardly out of the sd John Townsends & James Hibbert's pt unto the sd Mr Ashton's part One other way of Six Yards in Breadth called the Way from the Great Pasture which comes in at the South Corner of the part belonging to Widow Redfearn & Thos Gold and so going Eastwardly at the South Side of the sd Ring ffence thro' that part & thro' Humphry Brushfields to Godfrey Masland's part & Westwardly from the sd Redfearn & Gold's part thro' Alexr Damm's & Mr Moor's & Mr Robinett's part & so betwixt pp' Sheldon's & Mr Bagshaw's parts & on along the West Side of Philip Sheldon's part to the North End thereof & so thro' near the Middle of all the other parts Westwardly till the same comes to divide the sd Adm Gill & Christor Leylands part & so unto the sd Martha & Mary ...

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Moorwood's part Provided that it be in the Choice or Election of every particular ffreeholder thro' whose parts the sd ways are laid out as afsd whether they will wall or ffence And it is also Ordered by the sd John Hall Richd White & Sam Eaton that the sd Richard Mills shall have a certain piece of Land called the Common Patch at Crooked Acre Side in Lieu of & Satisfaccon for a Way laid out thro' his Land at Crosslowe into the little pasture And also that Widow Redfearn is to allow a way thro her Land called the Barn Close at Crosslowe in Consn of Land allotted her over & above her proportion at a certain place in the sd pasture called the Milking place And in regard the sd Mrs Martha Mary Moorwood's West ffence is already made being part of the Ring ffence of the sd pasture It is Ordered that they shall make a wall thro' Widow Redfearn's Close And they are also to make the West Wall of the Lane going Northwardly after the sd pp' Sheldon's part And the sd John Hall Richard White & Samuel Eaton have ordered & Directed that every particular ffreeholder above mentioned shall erect & make at the West Side of his respive part a good & Sufft Wall Mound Hedge or ffence

And Whereas We the sd ffreeholders of Eyam afsd are very well pleased contented & satisfied with the sd Division & Allotmts of Lands laying forth & appointing of ways & ffences Surveying & other Managemt proceedings of them the sd John Hall Richd White & Saml Eaton as will appear by our Sealing & Executing of these presents 'Therefore We the sd ffreeholders for the Coroborating Confirming & Establishing of the sd Division Allotmt & other Proceedings afsd Do Severally Mutually & Reciprocally Declare & Affirm that we are very well pleased & contented with the sd proceedings And for that Reason We do severally mutually respively reciprocally for ourselves and our sevl & respive Heirs Extors Admors & Asss Covt promise Grant & Agree Each with the other & to & with the sevl & respive Heirs Extors & Admors of each other that We will stand to obey abide perform fulfill & ...

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keep the sevl & respive Orders, Divisions Allotmts Surveyings Appointings & Direcc'ons of them the sd John Hall Richard White & Saml Eaton of & concerning the premes in such manner and fform as the same are Ordered Directed Surveyed & allotted by these presents And We thro' whose Lands Ways are laid out and directed as aforesd will also permit and Suffer the severall ffreeholders of Eyam above mentioned to pass & repass thro' the same without any of our Molestation or Interruption And to that End We Do severally and respectively Grant to all & every the sd persons who have such Right and Title to the sd Ways free Ingress Egress and Regress upon into and out of the same And that we and Every of Us our several, Heirs Executors and Admors will at any time hereafter as Councel Learned in the Law shall Advise make do and Execute any further or better Conveyance Assurance Deed or Instrument whatsoever for the better and more perfect Assuring Coroborating Confirming and Establishing of the Divisions Allotments Directions and proceedings aforesaid And We do hereby severally and particularly Covenant Promise and Grant to & with Rowland Merill of Eyam afsd and Thomas Hardy of Eyam afsd that We will upon Demand well & truly pay unto them the said Rowland Merill & Thomas Hardy or one of them our severall and respective parts Shares and proportions of the Charges Disbursements and Expences concerning as well the sd Division & Allotments as the Charges of this present Writing In Witness whereof the sd ffreeholders have heretunto Set their Hands & Seals this 12th Day of Novr in the first Year of the Reign of our most Gracious Sovn Lady Ann by the Grace of God over England &c., Queen Annoq Dom 1702.

Signed by Wm Eyre J. Bradshawe Ben Ashton Thos Wright Thos Froggat Fran: Sharpe Eliza Frith Fran: Mower Robt Morten Ann Redferne p (Peter Furnisse) p (philip Sheldon) Humphrey Brushfield Robert Middleton John Wilson Rich Milnes Junr Adam Gill.

Endorsed - "Dated 12th Novr 1702
 "Copy of ffreeholders in Eyam their
 "Agreemt to the Award for Dividing
 "Eyam Pasture."

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie in 1998.
(An anniversary for the original article - 100 years after it was published!?)

Name Index (not in the original)

ANDERTON, Robt ASHTON, Benjamin BAGSHAW, Richard
BRADSHAW, Henry BRADSHAW, John BROWNHILL, Geo:
BRUSHFIELD, Humphrey BRUSHFIELD, Thos DAMM, Alexr
EATON, Samuel EYRE, William FEARNE, Mary (widow)
FRITH, Eliza (widow) FROGATT, Thos FURNISSE, Peter
GILL, Adam GOULD, Thos GREGORY, Thos
HALL, John HARDY, Thomas HIBBERT, James
HUNT, Joseph LEYLAND, Christopher MASSLAND, Godfrey
MERILL, Rowland MIDDLETON, Robert MILLS/MILNES, Richard
MOORE/MOWER, Francis MOORE, Robt MOOREWOOD, John, Martha & Mary
MORTON, Robt REDFEARN, Ann (widow) ROBINETTE, Thos
SHARPE, Francis SHELDON, Philip TAGG, Robt
TOWNSEND, John WHITE, Richard WILD/WYLDE, Thos
WILSON, John WRIGHT, Thos.  

Tabulated by Rosemary Lockie in December 2001.

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