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Halesowen Suit Rolls
Halesowen Manor Suit Rolls 1759, 1766

The Manor of Halesowen had originally belonged to Halesowen Abbey. At the Dissolution of the Monasteries it was purchased John Dudley, who was executed in 1552 for his attempt to place Lady Jane Grey on the English throne. The Dudleys detached the important hamlet of Oldbury from the main manor and sold the remainder to George Tuckley and Edward Blount in 1558. They sold many of the farms to the tenants and then sold the residue in 1560 to John Lyttelton of Frankley. The Lyttleton family have been lords of the manor of Halesowen ever since. Most of the manorial records are in Birmingham Central Library, but much of the administrative documents accumulated by their solicitors are preserved in Worcestershire Record Office (W.R.O. B.A. 4000)

The Lyttelton�s Steward kept regular Suit Rolls, being lists of tenants whose attendance at Manor Courts was in theory obligatory. These included freeholders who paid a small Chief Rent to the Lord of the Manor and leaseholders who paid a market rent according to the size and quality of their farm or smallholding. The names on the list are often amended as widows or sons took up the holdings, or new tenants entered the properties.

The Suit Rolls transcribed here were compiled in the years 1759 and 1766, but the amendments show that the Rolls were in use for at least a further ten years. There are separate lists of tenants for the Borough of Halesowen and for the hamlets of Hunnington, Romsley, Hasbury, Hawne, Hill, Cakemore, Warley Salop, Ridgacre, Lapal and Illey. The names for the Borough of Halesowen are unfortunately missing from the 1759 list.


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1759    W.R.O. 4600/49

[Hunnington Quarter]


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George Harris
Widow Toy
William Powell gent
Thomas Brettell
Edward Hill
William Partridge
Richard Southwell
William Coley / Brettell
Joseph Baker / William Southall
Samuel Chatwin
Mr Joseph Smith baker
Edward Parker / poor
James Blunn
Joseph Grove


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1759
Romsley Quarter


Thomas Foley
Joseph Badger
Joseph Read / poor
William Bird
John Read
John Southwell
Richard Cook / Mary
Thomas Doleman gent / Mr Hodgetts
George Smith / Taylor
Widow Brettell
Joseph Potter / void
Thomas Chamberlayne
Henry Roberts gent / clerk
Thomas Darby
Charles Bolton
Widow Higgs / John
Mr Amphlett
Mr Saunders Bromsgrove / heirs
Thomas Edmonds / Samuel Shilvock
Joseph Hunt / poor
William Shaw
John Edmonds / Edw Craddock
Thomas Hedges / poor
Henry West / Geo / Richard Cowling & Wm Beynton
John Shilbourn
Daniel Burton
John Harvey gent
John Osborn
Francis Highway Esq
Thomas Haden
Isaac Hadley / in gaol
Simon Harcourt
Widow Harris
John Randle
Henry Hawkesford
Mr Yarrington Farley / void
Edward Chaterley
John Rudge / poor
Thomas Hunt / poor
Mr .... Blakeway


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1759
Hasbury Quarter


Mr Joseph Rowe
Thomas Cecill gent
John Powell / Jos Riley
Edward Spencer
Robert Spencer
Thomas Bennett
Joseph Rose
John Darby
Richard Prin
Widow Hawkesford
Mr John Bourne / Thomas Brettell
Joseph Darby / hanged
Thomas Wright gent
Robert Richards
John Roberts
William Grove
Mrs Eliz Sparry
Mrs Mary Sparry
Robert Spencer jun
Moses Hodgetts
Abraham Crane gent
John Crane
Thomas Hinchley
Joseph Salt
Joseph Lea / poor
Samuel Holloway / poor
William Whitehouse / gone
Samuel Wannerton
Widow Wannerton / James Grove
William Spencer


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1759
Hawne Quarter


The heirs of Mr Thomas Pearsall
Thomas Woodhouse
William Millard
William Wright
John Grove
Barnaby Dutton / poor
James Harwood / poor
Joseph Siviter / poor
George Adams
Mr Pearsall


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1759
Hill Quarter


John Jennings Esq
Clement Acton Esq
Samuel Hill
Samuel Stringer
Charles Adams
Job Connop / poor
Thomas Hall
Benjamin Halloway
William Wright
The heirs of Thomas Dudley gent
John Shaw
Widow Wight
William Hodgetts
John Mucklow
Moses Moor / poor
John Partridge
Samuel Farmer
Samuel Jones
William Nickols
Samuel Partridge / John Brettell
Abel Parkes
Joseph Clarke
Isaac Neale
William Darby
Jacob Melley
James Wright
William Cutler
Edward Green
Rev Mr Oakes
Thomas Greaves
Francis Taylor
Jane Clay widow
Thomas Bennett / Mary
Joseph Shilbourn
John Nicholls
Job Deeley
James Lloyd
James Jackson
Joseph Cutler
John Warley
Joseph Cole / poor
Joseph Parish
Thomas Jackson


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1759
Cakemore Quarter


Thomas Hanson
John Willetts
Aaron White
Mr Benjamin Johnson
John Parkes
Joseph Jones
The Rev Mr Carpenter / heirs of
William Parkes
Joseph Harris
Richard Guest Esq
John Parkes
Samuel Ditheridge
John Yates
The Rev Mr Pearsall
Thomas Adams
Benjamin Cardale
William Lowe / poor
William Holloway / poor
Joseph Fletcher / poor
Thomas Adams of Blackheath
Thomas Ingsley
James Clift
Benjamin Phillips
The Rev Mr Boughton / dead / heirs of
The Rev Mr Pixell
William Boughton
Benj Rowley
Wm Carpenter
Samuel Hodgetts / poor
Thomas Hodgetts / Widow / poor
Joseph Stevens
Job Haywood
Mr Timmis
Widow Smith
Widow Harrison
Joseph Hale
William Deeley
Edward Harris
Thomas Gadd poor
William Moor
William Smith
Thomas Willis
Maurice Cutler
Jeremiah Spencer / John Cold
Joseph Parkes


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1759
Warley Salop Quarter


Edmund Makepeace Esq
Thomas Tomlinson
Thomas Rogers Esq
John Shenstone
John Low gent / wid
Mr James Powell / dead / John Powell
Thomas Powell
Michael Powell
Thomas Culter
Thomas Roberts / poor
Samuel Powell
Thomas Dearn
John Durn
Rupert Dovey gent
William Foxall
Matthew Robinson / poor
John Hodgetts
Miss Lowe
Thomas Pitt
Thomas Underhill
Thomas Green
William Knowles / dead / John Green
John Noakes / poor
Henry Bosworth
Thomas Purcell
Isaac Moor / wid / Moses Cutler
Mary Field wid
Abraham Hodgetts / poor
Benjamin Moore / poor


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1759
Ridgacre Quarter


William Smith gent
Samuel Parkes / Thos Clift
Samuel Shilvock / dead / Benjamin Cutler
Mr George Birch
John Birch / dead
Thomas Hill
Joseph Jackson
Samuel Finch / William
Daniel Cutler
Thomas Roberts / gone / Eliz
William Betterton / Thos
Thomas Richards
Thomas Nail
William Powell
Joseph Whitehouse
John Turton gent
William Read
William Fox
Jacob Nail
George Berry
Jonathan Cox / Rachel
Thomas Harrison
Benjamin Parkes
Thomas Lakin / dead /Wm Hawkes
Priscilla Phillips wid / Wm Partridge
Henry Hodgetts
Joseph Parkes / poor
John Patchett
Henry Bullock
William Foley
Joseph Jackson jun
Thomas Hall
William Parsons
Widow Wagstaff
Joseph Smith
John Morris / Price
William Garrett


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1759
Lappall Quarter


William Shenstone / Mr Turnpenny / J Hodgetts
John Scott Hylton Esq
Thomas Smith gent
William Southwell
Joseph Connop
John Green
Thomas Bissell gent
John Connop
James Grove
John Weston
Aaron Taylor / gone
John Taylor
Mr Joseph Fieldhouse
William Cutler / Thos Wolly
William Wright
Isaac Mucklow
William Bennett
Benjamin Rose
Thomas Bowkley
David Rose
Aaron Weston
Thomas Lloyd
Daniel Hadley
Isaac Mucklow
Isaac Jones
Edward Whitby Esq
William Bendey gent
John Farmer
Thomas Wright / Smith
Mrs Thorp
Amos Parkes / Joseph Pearson
Joseph Hughes
Job Jones
James Hutton
Joseph Perry / poor
Joseph Callow / William Milward
Thomas Cox
Richard Collins
Job Wood


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1759
Illey Quarter


Edward Audley gent
Miss Mary Shenstone
John Taylor
William Barnsley / the heirs of
Henry Hadbach / Geo Moore
John Wilkes
Joseph Coley
Sarah Townshend wid
William Townshend
Richard Geold / gone
Edward Darby
John Hadley
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Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1766

Borough of Halesowen

Freeholders out of the Borough


Edward Acton Esq / The hiers of
The heirs of Mr Thomas Pearsall / Sir John Pearsall Bart
Mr John Hodgetts
The heirs of William Smith gent / Ferdinando Smith Esq / Walter Woodcock Esq
William Smith of the Grange gent / Ferdinando Esq / Thomas White gent
John Paddock
Hugh Annesly
John White
George Harris / The heirs of
Susanna Thompson / dead
The heirs of John Parkes
George Bissell
Daniel Harris / dead
Mr Abraham Crane sen / John
Mr Samuel Birch warden / Wm

Inhabitants of the Borough

Mr Samuel Powell / dead / widow
Mr William Powell
William Grove / dead
John Roberts
Widow Smith / Rich Winington / James
Wm Milward sen / Ambrose Birch
The Rev. Mr Lea / Mathew Wilmot /
Cornelius Bagnall / Wm Harvey / Ambrose Stokes
George Hicken / Richard Pearson / James Jones
Joseph Deeley / void
Richard Tildsley
Wm Parker
Foxall / dead
Thos Harris / wid / dead
Willm Burton
John Hipkis / Joseph Harris
Thos Hacket / gone
Samuel Holyoake / gone
Henry Partridge / Wm Tranter / Joseph Grove / poor
Thomas Grove
Saml Waring / widow / dead
Clemt Edkins
Thos Round / dead
John Hall / ?Jos Feild / Rich Guest/ ? wid
William Connop / Richd Guest
Mark Taylor / Daniel Sheldon
William Betterton / dead / Thomas Harding
Fran Perks / void
John Lench / Thos Swin / Benj Hodgetts
John Gold / dead/ wid
Humphry Coley / John Box / Richd Guest
Thomas Golden
John Deeley nailer / Mark Green
William Hodgetts / Benj Taylor
The Rev Mr Pinson Wilmot / Saml Griffiths
Wm Taylor shoemaker
Thomas Underhill
Captian Wright
Mr Josiah Gaunt
Joseph Shilvock / dead
John Grove / dead / Danl Milbourne / Jos Shaw
Mr Jas Powell / Captain Scott
Mr Chas Lea / dead
Thos Cox
Thomas Alderthea
William Betterton / Burton
Daniel Edwards/ Joseph
Mr John Barre / Jos Baker
John Priest / Joseph Side... / Clemt Taylor
Samuel Hunt
Mr William Clinton / Samuel
Thomas Hodgkins jun / Wm Jackson
Abraham Johnson / widow
Thomas Elcock / Rich Fiddian
Wm Milward jun
Wm Shaw
Richard Haden / Wm / Mrs Hanbury / Thos Jackson
Richard Deeley / Thos Deeley
John Eggington
Thos Partridge als Bird
Mrs Josiah Green / Mary
Thos Parkes / Wid Green
Francis Betterton / John Harbatch
Fras Paddock / John Harris
Walter Woodcock Esq
Thos Woodcock / Wm Parker / Saml Insole
Henry Pratt / Benj / Jane Siviter
John Andrews
William Smith
Daniel Crumpton / John
John Stephens / dead / Ann / Thos Hunt
John Deeley blacksmith / Saml Hodgetts
Joseph Cox / widow / John
Mr Willm Barnsley / dead / widow
Richard Eggington
William Hodgkins / John Podmore
Thomas Brettell / widow / Eliz / John Randall / Wm Field
John Bradley / Danl Willets
Widow Skidmore
Joseph Lovekin / dead / widow
Richard Moore
Thos Cottrill / John Crane jun / dead / Ambrose Birch / Chas Milward / Widow Tapper
James Parkes
Francis Bayliss
Thos Rudge
Willm Roades
John Podmore
Saml Grove
George Harris
John Glaze
James Hunt
Andrew Harris
Richard Taylor
Saml Holloway / void / dead / John Chandler
William Southall
Rich Taylor jun
Wm Cutler / William Warley
Richd Pool / Thos / void
Benjn Arthur
Wm Mann / Thos
Richard Hewitt / Thos Darler
Thos Green / Fowler / Dowler
Richard Coley
Thos Bissell / Wm Hodgetts
John Connop
John Meers
Joseph Burton / poor
Wm Cox
Saml Parkes / Geo Axford
John Robinson / poor
Jos Hodgkins
Thos Glaze / Ambrose Harris / widow
Wm Priest / widow
Henry Partridge / Wid Farmer
William Goddington / Wid Lea
Richard Weston
Thomas Oldbury
George Baille
William White
John Richards / Wm Connop
John Harris / Hen Hinchley
Thomas Jackson
John Chambers / dead / wid
John Spencer / void / dead
Henry Hinchley sen
Saml Butler
Saml Harris / John .... / Wid Hodgkins
Wid Parton / John Betterton / Wm Fiddian
Joseph Milward / Richd Green
Widow Hodgkins
Joseph Wakeman
John Rice / dead / W Rice
Thomas Connop
Charles Milward / Samuel Chatwin
Mary Hodgkins / void
Wm Eggington butcher / dead
Mr Abraham Crane jun / void / dead
Aaron Hadley /dead / wid / poor
Wm Chetwynn / Joseph White / void
John Cole
Saml Green / dead
Henry Holloway
Thos White
Thomas Hunt
Thos Fiddian
William Fiddian
Thos Bissell jun
Widow Free
Wm Baskerville
Mr Hicks
George Walker / Wm Taylor
Joseph Chandler
George Taylor sen
George Taylor jun
John Jones
Adam Dovey / Thomas Prin jun
........ Hodgkins / wid / poor
William Haughton
W ..... Frost
Saml Chandler
Joseph Sanders
Edward Badger / dead / Jos Weston
Wm Eggington
Fras Laugher
Thomas Hodgkins sen / Benj / Mr Warman
Wm Grove / wid / dead
John Hacket
Wm Pane
Thos Eggington
John Mucklow / dead
Thos Rose / wid
John Hardyman
Joseph Chetwynn / Mary Day
Saml Deeley
Henry Rose / David


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1766
Hunnington Quarter


Ferdinando Smith Esq / John Tagge
Mr Samuell Powell
Mr Joseph Smith
Mr Thomas Smith / Thos Bissell
Widow Hanbury
Lowbridge Hanbury / Benjamin Partridge
Willm West & John Burton
Aaron Haywood / Samuel Grove
John Partridge / widow / Rich Partridge
Hubbart Woodhouse / dead / the heirs of
Henry Haden / John
Benj Hill
Jesse Partridge / Samuel Morgan
Mr William Clynton
George Hawkesford / Danl
George Harris / Jos / Widow Brettell
Widow Toye / Aaron Toye / Warin
Mr William Powell
Thomas Brettell / widow / Joseph
Edward Hill / dead
William Partridge
Richard Southall / Wm Sothall
William Brettell
John Stoakes / Sarah
Samuel Chatwym
Jos Smith baker
Edward Parker
James Blunn
Joseph Grove / Wo Grove


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1766
Romsley Quarter


Thos Foley / John
Joseph Badger / Joseph Badger jun / Isaac
Joseph Read
William Bird
John Read
John Southall / Wm
Mary Cooke / Richd
Mr Hodgetts late Mr Dolman / John Durant Clerk / Heirs of John Durant
Thomas Taylor / Saml Farmer / John
Widow Brettell
Richard Taylor
Thos Chamberlain
Henry Roberts clk / dead
Thos Darby / Wm / John M Darby
Charles Boughton / John Partridge
John Higgs / James Alcose
Mr Amphlett / John Amphlett / Mr Harrison
The heirs of Mr Sanders
Saml Shilvock
Joseph Hunt poor
William Shaw
Wm Craddock / Thos Haden
Thos Hedges poor
Mr Richd Gosling & Wm Paynton jun ux / Thos
John Shilborn / Widow Shilborn / David Shilborn
Joseph Shilborne
Daniel Burton
John Osborn / Joseph Holt
Francis Highway Esq / Thos / The heirs of
Thos Haden
Isaac Hadley / poor / dead / wid / George Jackson
Simon Harcourt / John / Jas Wyatt
Widow Harris / dead / Richd Warman
John Randle
Henry Hawkesford / widow / Wm
Edward Chatterley / John Edwards / Jas Potter
John Rudge / poor / dead
Thos Hunt / poor / Wm
Mr Blakeway
John Potter


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1766
Hasbury


Mr Joseph Roe
Thomas Cecill gent
Jos Riley / Wm Higgins / Saml Powell
Edwd Spencer
Robert Spencer/ Edward
Thos Bennett / Thos Roberts
Joseph Rose
John Darby / widow / Wm Coley / Saml Deeley
Prichard Pryn / John
Widow Hawkesford / dead
Thomas Wright gent
Robert Richards / Bate
William Roberts
William Grove / Jos Green
Mrs Eliz Sparry
Mrs Mary Sparry
Moses Hodgetts
Mr Abraham Crane
Thomas Hinchley / Joseph / John Bennett
Joseph Salt
Joseph Lea / poor / dead
Saml Holloway / poor
Saml Wannerton
James Grove
William Spencer


Halesowen manor Suit Roll 1766
Hawne


The heirs of Mr Thos Pearsall
Mrs Ann Pearsall / John Harler
Samuel Davies / Thomas Toy / Attwood
Mr Edward Paston / dead / Thos Toy
William Milward
Geo Attwood / Matthew
William Wright
John Grove
Barhabus Dutton / poor
James Atwood / widow / Thos Hinsley
Joseph Siviter / poo
George Adams


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1766
Hill


John Jennings Esq
Edward Acton Esq / The heirs of / Jeremiah
Saml Hill / Mrs Jane Acton
Saml Stringer
Charles Adams / widow
Job Connop / poor
Thos Hill / John Bangham
William Wright / Jos Adams
The heirs of Mr Thos Dudley Esq
John Shaw / dead / Wm Moss
Widow Wight / Wm
William Hodgetts
John Mucklow / dead / Joseph
Moses Moore / poor / Saml Farmer
John Partridge / Thos Darby
Saml Farmer
Saml Jones / John Sadler / William ....iss
William Nicholls / dead / wid / John Shenstone
John Brettle / wid / Thos Jones
Abel Parkes
Joseph Clarke / wid
Isaac Neal / Wm / Joseph Deeley
William Darby / Mr Joseph
Jacob Melley
James Wright / James Male
William Cutler
Edwd Green / Thos Darby
The Rev Mr Oakes / The heirs of
Thos Greves
Francis Taylor
Jane Clay wid / Benj Homes
Mary Bennett wid / poor / Isaac Jones
John Chetwyn / widow
John Nicholls
Job Deeley
James Lloyd
James Jackson
Joseph Cutler
John Warley
Joseph Cole / poor / dead / Wm Read
Joseph Parish / Fletcher
Thomas Jackson / Jos Smart


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1766
Cakemore


John Hanson
John Willetts
Aaron White / Oliver Pitt
Mr Benj Johnson
John Parkes / Josiah
Joseph Jones / Isaac
The heirs of Mr Carpenter
William Parkes / Clay
Joseph Harris / Saml Chambers / Smallwood
Ricd Guest Esq
John Parkes
Saml Ditheridge / Jeremiah Ditheridge
John Yates
The Rev Mr Pearsall / Sir John Peshall Bart
Thomas Adams
Benjamin Cardale
William Lowe / poor / Daniel Ward
William Holloway poor / William Croxall
Joseph Fletcher / poor
Thos Adams of Blackheath / Joseph
Thomas Inglely
James Clift
Benjamin Phillips
The heirs of the Rev Mr Broughton
The Rev Mr Pixell / the heirs of
William Broughton gent
Benjamin Rowley / dead / John
Samuel Hodgetts / poor / dead
Joseph Stevens
Job Haywood / Isaac
Mr Timmins
Widow Smith
Widow Hanson
Joseph Hale
William Deeley / Geo Harris
Edward Harris / Geo
Thomas Gadd / poor
Maurice Cutler / George Staunton / void / Jacob Whitehouse
John Gold
Joseph Parkes


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1766
Warley Salop


Edward Makepeace Esq / dead / The Rev Mr Wigley
Thomas Tomlinson
Thomas Rogers Esq
Widow Lowe / Jonathan Gold
John Powell
Thomas Powell / Samuel Powell
Michael Powell
Thomas Cutler / Samuel Galton Esq
Thomas Dearn
John Dearn
The Rev Richard Bennett / Rupert Dovey gent / The Rev Rich Dovey clk / dead
William Foxall / Wm Russell Esq
Matthew Robinson / poor
John Hodgetts
Thos Pitt
George parker / Thomas Underhill
Thomas Green / Mr Walker
John Green
John Noakes / poor
Henry Bosworth / dead / widow
Thomas Purcell
Moses Cutler
Mary Field wid
Abaraham Hodgetts / poor
Benjamin Moore
Moses Cutler


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1766
Ridgacre


William Smith gent / Walter Woodcock / Ferdinando Smith Esq
Thomas Cliff
Benjamin Cutler / Widow Smith
George Birch / Thomas
Thos Hill
Joseph Jackson / Thos White / dead / wid
William Friel / Aaron White
Daniel Cutler / William Stokes
Eliz Roberts
Thos Betterton / John Hadley
Thomas Richards
Thomas Neal
William Powell / Saml Colman
Joseph Whitehouse
Mr John Turton
William Roads
William Fox
Rachel Cox / Wm Lucock
George Berry / John Hinton
Thomas Harrison / dead / Wm Swine
Benjamin Parkes
Mr Hawkes
William Partridge / Saml
Henry Hodgetts / wid / Ann / Jos Chambers
Joseph Parkes / poor / Nicholls
John Patchett
Henry Bullock
William Foley
Joseph Jacson jun
Thomas Hall
William Parsons
Widow Wagstaff / John Cutler
Joseph Smith / Joseph Smith
Jos Price
William Garrett / dead
John Cutler
Francis Allen / William Nubald


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1766
Lappall Quarter


Jos Turnpenny Esq / Rich Owell / John Horn Esq
John Scott Hylton Esq / dead / John Delap Halliday Esq / Mrs Francis
Joseph Connop / Mrs Wharton
John Green
Mr Thomas Bissell
John Connop
James Grove
John Weston
John Taylor
Joseph Fieldhouse
William Wright
Isaac Mucklow
William Bennett
Benjamin Rose
Thomas Bowkley
David Rose / dead / widow
Aaron Weston / dead
Wid Lloyd
Daniel Hadley
Isaac Mucklow
Isaac Jones
Edwd Whitby Esq
William Bendy gent
John Farmer
Thomas Smith
Mrs Thorp
Joseph Pearson
Joseph Hughes
Job Jones / Wm Greaves
James Hutton
Joseph Perry / poor
William Milward
Thomas Cox
Joseph Wood


Halesowen Manor Suit Roll 1766
Illey Quarter


Edwd Audley gent
Miss Mary Shenstone / dead
John Taylor / Geo
The heirs of Wm Barnsley
Geo Moore
John Wilkes
Joseph Coley
William Townshend
Edwd Darby
     
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