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ZS 4 6

 
ZS 4 6 - Deed of Enfranchisement - 10th November 1866

The Queen
and
Georgina Farside Watson of Bilton Park, Spinster

Of and concerning all those dwelling houses lands buildings and premises being in or near Bilton Park in the Townships of Bilton with Harrogate, Knaresborough or Scriven with Tentergate together containing 21 acres 3 roods and 28 perches as described in the Schedule which premises are all within the Forest of Knaresborough.

The premises are held by Georgina Farside Watson by Copy of Court Roll by virtue of admission to her (together with 11 acres sold and conveyed by Georgina Farside Watson to the Leeds and Thirsk and North Eastern Railway Companies in the 1853 and 1862) made at Courts held 28th July 1852 and 16th March 1853 and described as "All those 2 messuages one ancient building and seven acres of land with all the hereditaments 4 acres 1 rood and 1 pennyworth of land situate in Bilton in the possession of George Watson or his tenants but now or late of Thomas Hall and George Anderson to which premises John Watson was admitted tenant at a Court held for the said forest 17th April 1793. And all that parcel of land (heretofore part of the open part of the forest containing in statute measure 3 acres 2 roods and 24 perches described by the Commissioners for the inclosure of the forest to be situate in Bilton with Harrogate at Starbeck Head and to be bounded Eastward by that allotment of Thomas Collins Westward by Bilton Park Road Northward by Harrison Hill Road and Southward by John Burnett's allotment late in the occupation of Matthew Galloway and now of Thomas Darnbrough.

And also all that one other parcel of land (being other part of the open parts of the forest and sometime since incroached therefrom) containing in statute measure 1 rood 37 perches described by the Commissioners as being situate in Bilton With Harrogate near the Granby and to be bounded Eastward by Sarah Forest's incroachment Westward by Thomas Wilk's incroachment Northward by the late John Watson's own inclosure and Southward by the said John Watson's own allotment now in the occupation of Thomas Hall.

And also all that one other parcel of land being other part of the open parts of the District containing in statute measure 2 roods and 25 perches described by the Commissioners to be situate in Bilton With Harrogate and to be bounded Eastward by Bilton Part Westward by the allotment of Messrs Brown Northward to be drawing to a point and Southward by the said John Watson's own inclosure .

And also all that one other parcel of land being other part of the open parts of the said District containing in statute measure 7 perches described by the Commissioners to be situate in Bilton with Harrogate at Bilton Green and to be bounded Eastward by land undisposed of Westwards by the said John Watson's own inclosure to which the same is now laid Northward drawing to a point and Southward by Bilton Lane now in the occupation of George Anderson.

And also all that one Beastgate and an half or pasturage and feeding for one beast and the half of one beast to go graze depasture and feed in and upon 200 acres of ground by an Act of Parliament passed for the division and inclosure of the open parts of the forest directed to be converted into a stinted pasture and the soil and herbage of the beastgate and an half now in the occupation of Thomas Hall. And to which said last allotments and premises the said John Watson was admitted tenant at a Court held for the forest on the 21st June 1775.

And also all that parcel of land heretofore part of the open parts of the forest containing in customary measure 1 rood and 21 perches and in statute measure 1 acre 2 roods 6 perches situate in Bilton With Harrogate aforesaid or Scriven With Tentergate at Forest Lane Head heretofore in the possession of Thomas Rider but now of James Foster and to which last described parcel of land John Watson was admitted tenant at a Court held for the forest on the 11th February 1801 on a Surrender of Elizabeth Wilkinson

And also all that piece or parcel of land heretofore incroached from the open parts of the forest containing 1 rood 17 perches in customary measure and 1 acre 1 rood 29 perches in statute measure situate in Bilton With Harrogate at Forest Lane Head and bounded Eastward by Scruton's allotment West ward by Harrison Hill Road Northward by Bilton park and Southward by land heretofore the Poor of Goldborough Allotment and to which last mentioned parcel John Watson was admitted tenant on a surrender from Martin Cass at a Court held for the forest on the 19th May 1802.

And also all that parcel of land anciently incroached from the wastes of the forest and situate in Bilton With Harrogate near Bilton Green containing in length 24 yards and in breadth at the Eastward end thereof 8 yards and at the Westward end thereof 11 yards bounded on the East and South by the land of John Farside Watson or towards the West by the garden of Thomas Dickenson and on the North by Bilton Green Road.

And also all that parcel of land anciently incroached from the wastes of the forest in Bilton Green aforesaid bounded on the East by Bilton Green and on the West and North by lands belonging to John Farside Watson on the South by land belonging to Messrs Brown.

And also all that messuage dwelling house or tenement now used as a public house and known as The George Inn with the outbuildings stable yard gardens and garth or orchard thereto belonging or therewith occupied.

And also all those five cottage dwelling houses or tenements thereto adjoining with the outbuildings belonging to the same all which premises are situate in the township of Bilton With Harrogate at the High Bridge and near Knaresborough and were formerly in the several occupations William Barker, John Thorpe Matthew Thackwray Esquire and Edward Tart afterwards of William Lister and his undertenants now or late in the several occupations of James Dixon, William Bradley, Charles Bradbury, George Dodsworth and another. Together with all buildings rights members easements and appurtenances to the same belonging subject to fealty suit of court and other the services thereof due and by the custom of the forest to be done or performed in respect thereof (except nevertheless and always reserved out of this present grant and release unto her said Majesty her heirs successors and assigns All royal mines and mines of coal and ironstone and all other mines and minerals to which her majesty is intitled under the custom of the forest within or upon the said premises or any part thereof together with free liberty for the officers grantees and tenants for the time being of Her majesty by themselves and their agents servants and workmen respectively at all times to have use enjoy and take free ingress egress and regress with horses carts and carriages or otherwise howsoever in upon through or under the premises and ever part thereof to dig search for discover recover and work such Mines and Quarries and beds and convert carry away and dispose of all and every the mineral coal and stone which shall be gotton or raised from the premises or from the lands adjoining the same without disturbance or interruption making compensation or satisfaction to the said Georgina Farside Watson for or in respect of any damage occasioned to the surface of the premises according to the custom of the forest but not for or in respect of any damage occasioned to any houses or other buildings which now are or hereafter be erected on the said land.

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