489 Wastfield House (2/3 & 4,5 St. Margaret's Hill). All those two Messuages numbers 2/3 and 4/5 St. Margaret's Hill formerly 4 messuages known as 5, 6,6a and 7 St. Margaret's Hill
Nowhere Lane in 1837 & 1841
The coloured plan pre-dates the later Tithe Map and is more detailed in that it shows specific houses in pink within the later tithe number. For example 489 shows 4 adjoining properties on the 1837 Map.
Nowhere Lane in 1885 and Today
of Deeds relating to Wastfield`s in Wiltshire Record Office |
1689 28th February Jacob Silby & Job Godby convey to John Taylor property on Margarets Hill for 1,000 years
1695 5th February Mr. Zachariah Shrapnell gives a lease to William Wastfield for a 1,000 years
1702 1 July John Taylor assignment to Thomas Heale
.... Thomas Heale assignment to Mr. Hector Cooper
1737 Mrs King assignment to Richard Lee and Thomas Dike
1739 June 13th receipt for rent of £1 10s from Lee and Dike to Zachariah Shrapnell
1745 March 27 receipt of £1 10s from Thomas Dike to Charles Cottle
1754 Mr Rogers assignment to William & David Lee
1787 Receipt from Daniel Clutterbuck(Solicitor) for drawing up assignment for moiety (half) the houses on Morgan Hill for Mr.John Lee to Francis
1789 John Allen Cooper assignment to Mr Thomas Scotcher
1819 1 June Mortgage for Mess dames Scotcher to James Freeman for £60
.. Writings for house at Morgan`s Hill bought of John Cooper by Thomas Scotcher
1832 Mrs Elizabeth Smith & others assignment to Mr Rees Jones
1844 Mr Rees Jones assignment to Mr Joseph Gordon Jones
1850 Mr Joseph Jones assignment to Mr Job Wastfield, witnessed by Henry Shrapnell (Solicitor)
1891 Mr James Everett to Mr Thomas Andrews
of nos. 4,5,6,6a,7 St. Margarets Hill.
1915 Mr A.E. Scrope Shrapnel to Mr. Francis Andrews reversion of balance of 1,000 year lease
John Wastfield 1746 Inventary appraised by John Wastfield, Benjamin Dicke, Richard Taylor and John Shrapnell. includes:
the remainder of a term of 1,000 years upon a messuage converted into several dwellings on Morgans Hill at Bradford appraised at £100. A messuage now mortgage to Mrs. Strawbridge and is now due for principle and interest about £88.
properties in the Lane were no.7 (960) a part of T.N. 489.|
That are erected in the period after 1689 to 1692 a lease dated 3rd August 1692 from Zachariah Shrapnell to John Taylor and assigned to him by William Wastfield on 25th April 1694, and then a new lease from Zachariah Shrapnell to William Wastfield on 3rd February 1695(1696).
That refers to Cottage or Tenement (960) and the garden on which it stood 60 feet long by 16 Feet in breadth, the ground adjoined that of Jacob Silby and Richard Godby and was part of the Orchard of Zachariah Shrapnell.
Wastfield is described as a Card Maker ( a process in the Cloth Trade) who when
he died in 1753 left a number of debts which included £400 to Sarh Grant,£100
to Jane Strawbridge, £40 to Zachariah Shrapnell.
Map above shows the area around Nowhere Lane as it is shown on the 1841 Tithe
Map. The plot 489 at the junction of Nowhere Lane and St. Margarets Hill (Morgan`s
Hill) was known as Wastfields. The Deeds to this area are in the Wiltshire Record
Office (G13/150/18) and stretch back to the original 1,000 year lease given by
Zachriah Shrapnell in 1695 to William Wastfield. An adjoining building originally
built by John Taylor, a Fuller, was subsequently purchased by William Wastfield.
The Deeds show a number of buildings on this small site under different ownership.
Though by 1857 a descendant Job wastfield had purchased the entire plot. In 1915
Thomas Andrews was the owner and he paid £30 to Arthur Edward Scrope Shrapnel,
a Motor Mechanic, for a reversion of the 1,000 year lease for which tenants had
been paying £1 a year since 1695. He was to sell it in 1932 to the builder
Albert William Long, who also owned Shrapnell House (7, St. Margarets Street)
and other buildings in the area. The group of buildings were in a sorry state
by 1962 when the Council purchased the entire group for £350 from Florence
Blanche Long, the wife of Albert Long and demolished them to eventually build
the Old Peoples Home on the site.|
|The 1841 Tithe Map shows John Blackmore as owner of 489.|
|The 1746 Inventary of John Wastfield describes this property with the remainder of a term of 1,000 years of a Messuage converted into several Dwellings on Morgans Hill at Bradford appraised at £100.|
1691 Indenture of a lease and release fropm Charles Cottle the elder to Charles Bayley .. Waters and their heirs of a cottage at Brdaford value £40 their intended marriage between Charles Cottle, his son and Mary Pearce
2. Indenture surrenders all that plot of ground situate behind the said cottage on the north side thereof containg in length 60 feet and 16 feet in breadth the length ranges from the South point and of the said Cottage or tenement straight down north westwards along by the said cottage and the said john Taylors Messuage and also of the grounds of Jacob Silby and Job Godby as far as the 60 feet reacheth which said last plot of ground isd part of the Orchard of the said Zachariah Shrapnelltogether with all the ways etc.
18th September 1700 Mortgage from William Wastfield to Plurett & others for £60 all that Messuage situate and being near St. Margarets Street in Bradford adjoining the ..ooling house of John Taylor and now converted into a tenement and in possession of William Wastfield & Phillip Smith. Sand all that plot of Garden Ground adjoining to said Messuage on ye northwest side thereof ye tenement and gareden of John Taylor and on ye south west side containing in length of about 40 feet and all that newly erected house now converted into a shop and a stable with ye plot of garden ground thereunto adjoining situate on ye south side of said messuage having only a way parting ye same and adjoining to ye land of Mr. Hector Cooper on ye west and south sides thereof with all ways. Ye ground you are entitled unto is in the lease 3rd August 1692 and 3rd February 1699
Lease dated 3rd August 1692 from Zachariah Shrapnell to John Taylor for 1,000 years of a plot of ground situate and adjoing to ye south side of the newly erected Messuage of ye said John Taylor in oir near St. Margarets Street aforesaid containing 44 feet in length and 16 feet in breadth at the lower end and 14 at ye upper end.
Assignbment 25th March 1694 from John Taylor to William Wastfield of ye premises aforesaid on part of which said john Taylor had there built a Cottage or tenement and part of a shop for ye remainder of ye said term (excepting only unto ye said John Taylor ye joint use of a way and court adjoing to ye dwelling house of said john Taylor to use and enjoy ye same in common with said William Wastfield.
Lease dated 25th April 1694 granted by John Taylor to William Wastfield of part of ye new erected Shop being ye tresidue of shop mentioned conating in length 15 feet and in breadth 9 feet in consideration of the leases and assignments was surrenderd to Zachariah Shrapnell for the payment of the rent. The following leasae was made.
Indenture of lease dated 3rd February 1695 granted by Zachriah Shrapnell top William wastfield af all that aforesaid plot of ground and premises mentioned to be demised and granted by the first lease. Together with ye cottage and the part of the shop now erectyed and built rgheron
1695 Zachariah Shrapnell Lease to William Wastfield original Document of a 1,000 year lease given by Zachariah Shrapnell
Jacob Silby & Job Godby convey to John Taylor for a 1,000 years (original Lease dated 28 th February 1689.St. Margarets Hill Bradford Indenture made the 8th February 1689 between Jacob Silby Of Bradford, Wilts, Maulter and Jacob Godby of the same, Felmonger and john Taylor the elder of Bradford, Clothworker. Whereby Zachariah Shrapnell of Bradford aforesaid Clothier by his indenture of lease bearing date 22nd October 1689 did grant unto the said Jacob Silby and Job Godby(late fathers of the said Job Godby & .. Silby) all that lower of the Close of his the said Zachary Shrapnell situate & being in Bradford both next unto ye garden around belonging to ye house of one Brownjohn there on the North end thereof. And shooteth straight forward unto ye wall and ye parteth of the said close from ye lands of one Richard Gardener on ye south east and thereof containing 50 feet in breadth and a half from ye garden wall of ye Tenement of the said Zachary Shrapnell on ye west side thereof and one hundred & seven feet in length together with the free use of ye aforesaid Way then & now leading from ye said street unto ye premises hereby intended to be demised unto him ye said John Taylor as the said Jacob Silby and Richard Godby .. lease Zachary Shrapnell .. to have a common way through said plot of ground at ye south east end therof at their will for carts, wagons or other use to have and to hold said part of ground demised unto John Taylor for a term of 1,000 years from 24th June for 7 shillings of lawfull money.
v Wastfield 1753 P.R.O.(C12/813/33) |
To Lord Hardwicke, High Lord Chancellor, Zachariah Shrapnell, Clothier and Grace Taplin of Bradford, Widow, creditors to John Wastfiled, late of Bradford, Clothier, Deceased in 1726 indebted to Shrapnell for £40 delver Bond for 1741 and other bopnds, died in 1746 Principle sum and Interest out standing unpaid. Also indebted to Jane Strawbridge of Bradford, Widow, sum of £100 borrowed 1733 granted her 3 tenements in occupation of James Hoale, John Alderwick and William Isaac situated in Bradford for term of 900 years (the said Wastfield being taken then in titled to the same premises for the remainder of the 1,000 years). Also indebted to John Pitman - merchant taylor as executor of Sarah Grant , deceased Bond dated 1738, sum of £400 to John Wastfield. He had substantial wealth according to his trade and business of a Clothier - several freehold messuages at or near Bradford, Wingfield and elsewhere in Wiltshire. Of considerable yearly value. He made his will in 1736 left to his brother Joseph in the city of Bristol Subsequent Will to his father and mother to distribute between his brothers and sisters died without issue and unmarried leaving his nephew John Wastfield (eldest and only son of the eldest Brother Job wastfiled, Deceased.) William Wastfield said Testators father died in lifetime of testator and Alice Wastfield his Widow Joseph Wastfield has possessed himself of all the personal estate of John Wastfield without paying any debts said Joseph with his nephew John.
the house of Richard Taylor, the Swan, Bradford issued by the High Court of Chancery
to us Samuel Purlowe, John Hicks & Thomas Skurray, Gentlemen and others named
directed for witnesses on behalf of Zachariah Shrapnell and another Complainant
on the part of John Wastfield, John Pitman, William Crabb, Franes Wastfield, William
Wastfield, and Ebenezer Wastfield. Thomas Derrett and Elizabeth, his wife, William
Palmer and Mary, his wife and John Strawbridge, Defendants. Commissioners of the
first taken by Samuel Purlevant, Thomas Skurray and John Hicks, Clerks oath being
taken by James Erwood.
the part of the defendant Frances Wastfield.
the part of the defendant John Pitman
the part of the defendant Strawbridge.
the defendant Pitman
Interrogators to be exhibited to witnesses to be produced, sworn and examined in a certain cause now depending at issue in the High Court of Chancery when Zachariah Shrapnell and Grace Taplin creditors by Sperialty(?) of John Wastfield deceased and Plaintiffs. John Wastfield, John Pitman, William Crabb, Frances Wastfield, Ebenezer Wastfield, William Wastfield, Thomas Derrett, and Elizabeth, his wife, William Palmer and Mary, his wife and John Strawbridge, Defendants on the part and behalf of the complainants. John Wastfield, deceased, late Uncle of said John Wastfield in the Bill, named.