Cottage - 13/14a St. Margaret`s St. Bradford on Avon
W.R.O. ref. 1837/1 - date: 1820-1936
Deeds relating to properties in Morgans Hill, Nowhere Lane and St. Margaret's Street adjoining the Particular Baptist Chapel, Bradford-on-Avon, formerly part of the Bishoprick estates of the Manor of Monkton Farleigh and Cumberwell.
This Indenture made the 14thNovember 1823 between Zachariah Shrapnell Warren of Oakham in the County of Rutland Clerk… Gentleman of the second part and John Lukin of Grays Inn Square in… that for ..Estates of and in the … and all reversions and remainders thereupon expectant and expecting and…Shrapnell Warren in hand paid by the said John Lukin at or before the sealing and delivery of those present .. whereas is hereby acknowledged by the said Zachariah Shrapnell Warren hath granted bargained sold ..released conveyed and confirmed and by those present Doth grant bargain sell allow release convey and confirm unto the said John Lukin and his heirs ( in the actual possessions of the said John Lukin now being by virtue of a bargain .. sale to him thereof made by the said Zachariah Shrapnell Warren in consideration of 5 shillings by Indenture bearing date the day before the date of those present for one whole year remaining from the day next before the day of the same Indenture or Bargain and sale and by force of the statute made by transferring .. into possession All those messuages or tenements situate and being in St. Margaret's Street, Morgan's Hill and Nowhere`s Lane in Bradford in the said County of Wiltshire and which are now better known and distinguished as All that piece or parcel of void ground being the .. three messuages or tenements and gardens formerly in the occupation of Thomas Brown, Widow Baily and Isaac Gibbs and afterwards of William Holbrook and William Hanny. But now untenanted the tenements formerly standing thereon that having sometime fallen down and also all that messuage or tenement yard garden and appurtenants in said Saint Margaret's Street aforesaid formerly occupied by Ebenezer Brown, Apothecary and now by Joseph Mundy and also that Messuage or tenement situate in Nowhere Lane aforesaid formerly occupied by James Mead and now or late by Malachi Mead and also all that Messuage or Tenement in Morgans Hill aforesaid formerly in the occupation of … William Gerrish .. afterwards and late of same by Jane Abrahams ….. also all that messuage .. aforesaid formerly in the occupation of Thomas Paul afterwards of James Mead and now of …… mall.. and all those 3 messuages or tenements near adjoining each other on Morgans Hill aforesaid formerly in the occupation of Jane Sarah Orchard, John Holbrook and Widow Dicks and now of John Gibbs, James Green and Joanna Piles. and all the new outhouses, edifices, buildings, stables, yards, gardens, cartilages, lands ..and other rights, paths, passages, water, waterworks, rights, liberties, easements, profits, privileges, commodities, advantages, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuages or tenements and hereditaments and promises hereby granted and released or intended so to be any of them respectively belonging or in any way appertaining or accepted, reputed .. to be known that .. used.. or enjoyed as part parcel or member of same or any part thereof respectively and the reversion and reversions remainders yearly and other rents issues, profits and .. of the said several Messuages or tenements land hereditaments and premises hereby granted and released and every part and parcel of the same with their and every of their rights, rights and appurtenances…..
The Lands in St. Margarets Street owned by the Manor of Monkton Farleigh (from Jones`s History of Bradford on Avon)

Besides the mesne Lords of Manors in the Hundred of Bradford, there were others who, though not exercising any jurisdiction within the Hundred demanded fealty, and perhaps rather more substantial acknowledgements, from some of the tenants within the domain of our Abbess, The Manor of Cumberwell, for example, was held under the Barony of Castle Coqlbe, and Humphrey de Lisle (Hunfredus de Insula) the Lord of that Manor claimed from the tenant at Cumberwell-(in early times one named Pagen)-suit and service for the same The Prior of Monkton Farleigh, moreover, who held the Lordship of that Manor, claimed payment for lands in this parish :1 -there is in existence a deed (of the time of Edward I.) by which Walter Fayrchild of Wroxale grants to Alice la Loche, amongst other lands and tenements, some called II Clifcroft and Bradcroft, and a croft above Hanecleye paying 1Bd. per annum to the Lord Prior and Court of Farlege, viz., at Hockeday 12d. and at Michaelmas 1d."1 To this day certain property in the town of Bradford is held under the Manor of Monkton Farleigh. A field called I the Conigre,'(one of several pieces of ground bearing that name in the parish) just behind the house occupied by Mr. Adye, in Woolley street, and some houses in St. Margaret street, nearly opposite the present Railway Station, are still held under leases granted by the lessee of "the Manor of Monkton Farleigh and Cumberwell," as it is termed.
[The Cumbrewell of Domesday, as has been already stated, was mare probably Compton Cumberwell, near Calne. Brictric (Brictric Algarson 1) held Farleigh in the Conqueror's time, and the addition of Cumberwell to that manor probably took place at a later date.]
1 As early as 1397, we find Sir Thomas Hungerford giving to Monkton Farleigh Priory , a house and two plough lands at Bradefold.'

Charles Cress, aged 70, living with his family here