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Papers of Thomas Stevens, deputy steward of the honour of Ewelme

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MS. D.D. Stevens c. 1

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Papers of Thomas Stevens, deputy steward of the honour of Ewelme, 1688-1722. Comprises:

  1. 30 annual stewards’ and bailiffs’ accounts, summarised, 1694-1722.
  2. 15 discharges of the annual accounts of Henry Hawley, bailiff of the honour of Ewelme, signed by Thomas Jett, the auditor, 1709-1720, and two notes of remittance on the balance of the bailiff’s account, 1699;.
  3. 18 miscellaneous accounts of the bailiff and steward, all concerning the collection of rents and deduction of taxes, 1706, 1709 and n.d.
  4. Rental of the certainties of the courts leet in the honour, n.d.
  5. 2 rentals of quitrents payable in the honour, 1709-1712, n.d.
  6. 64 receipts for rent of the Ewelme manor house paid by Henry Hawley, 1695-1708, by Mr Stevens and Henry Hawley, 1701, by Richard Hawley, 1709-1712, by Thomas Stevens, 1713-1718, by Henry Stevens, 1719-1720, and 3 receipts for rent of the manor of Benson paid by William Paul esq. 1695-1696.
  7. 3 miscellaneous receipts of the bailiff of the honour, 1719, 1720 and 1722.
  8. Papers concerning the lease of the warren and manor house of ewelme, including ‘a copy out of the survey of Ewelme Warren and the site of Ewelme Manor House’ signed by Richard Maryott, n.d.; extract from the auditor’s particular of Ewelme, assigned to the Queen Dowager Catherine as part of her jointure, and warrant for the continued lease of the Warren and the site of the manor house, signed by William Aldworth the auditor, 1688; copy from Aldworth’s accounts of the Queen Dowager’s jointure of the entries relating to the farms and leases of land in Ewelme, Wallingford and Crowmarsh, 1688, 3 copies; copy of Mr Stevens articular of Ewelme Warren, 1688; copy of warrant given by Thomas Stevens to John Warner, permitting him to plough up the manor close at Ewelme, 1693; 2 copies of Thomas Stevens’ bill for the lease of Ewelme Warren and manor, one having a receipt for payment of the balance endorsed, 1698; Accounts of fees paid for passing an exchequer lease of ewelme Warren and manor house to the bailiff, Richard Hawley, 1715; Letter from Richard Hawley to Mr Serjeant Stevens [Henry]describing himself as a kinsman of Thomas Stevens, deceased, acknowledging the renewal of the lease of the bailywick of Ewelme in trust for Thomas Stevens, 1719.
  9. Assignment by Thomas Stevens to Mary Whiteing of Chipping Wycombe, Bucks., of his interest in a cottage there, and a letter concerning it to Stevens from Zachariah Allnut, a witness to the assignment, 1716.
  10. Copy of order to prepare letters patent appointing Richard Carter steward, 1715.
  11. Abstract of letters patent appointing Richard Hawley bailiff with letters of Hawley appointing Thomas Cozens deputy bailiff, n.d.; 2 accounts of Thomas Cozens, 1719.


  • Creation: 1688-1722


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. D.D. Stevens c. 1, fols. 1-2].

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MS. D.D. Stevens c. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 10550


Papers of Thomas Stevens, deputy steward of the honour of Ewelme.

Biographical / Historical

No biographical information is known.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Mrs B. Stevens, May 1963.

Related Materials

Mrs Stevens has deposited a larger collection of papers relating to Berkshire members of her family in the Berkshire Record Office.

Papers of Thomas Stevens, deputy steward of the honour of Ewelme
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