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Sale Catalogue of the Estate of Jasper Kingsman of Stifford. 1789.


To be sold at the Rainbow Coffee House 19th and 20th November 1789, by order of the trustees of Jasper Kingsman, Esq. and his wife Ann Kingsman, the Manors of South Ockendon and Wyfields including the alternate right of presentation of the Rectory of South Ockendon and the tripartite right of presentation of the rectory of Bowers Gifford.


The total annual income from these estates was reckoned at £2820.


The final sale price achieved on all the lots was £51,415 15s.  This would equate to about £67.1 million today inflated on the average earnings index.


Lot 1.  The Mansion House at Stifford

This was the residence of Jasper and Ann Kingsman.


On the Attic story, 4 chambers and a dressing room


On the Principal floor, 4 bed chambers neatly papered with a dressing room and closets and also a range of five bedchambers with a large laundry over the servants offices.


Ground floor, contains an Entrance Hall 21’ by 17’, a Bow Eating Room 28’ by 17’, a Drawing Room hung with handsome India paper, a Breakfasting Parlour, Study, Store Room, Butler’s Pantry, Larder, Kitchen, Brew House, all fitted up with every requisite fixture, and there are three good cellars under the front rooms.


The detached offices forming the north side of a large court yard, containing stabling for twelve horses, Coach houses for four carriages with harness rooms, coachman’s rooms and large lofts


The Gardens are walled round, and planted with choice fruit trees, and behind them is a Melon Ground, Drying Yard, Back Courtyard &etc.


Adjoining to the Gardens are four Closes of meadow land which are ornamented with plantations and coppices, and in the home meadow is an exceeding good granary, and all the other necessary farm offices, and a rickyard walled in.


Freehold, about 22 acres


Fetched, at auction, £3,310



Lot 2. One moiety of the extensive Manor of South Ockendon, with its rights, royalties and privileges.


Capital farm called South Ockendon Hall and another farm called the Dairy.


Size:                       670 acres, 2 roods, 28 perches

Annual Income:  £565

The tenant is also to deliver to the landlord annually, two bushels of filberts and two dozen pidgeons from each flight.

Current tenant:    Mr John Cliff for 21 years from Michaelmas, 1784


Fetched, at auction, £13,250



Lot 3.  Compact Freehold farm called Elderton’s, or Finches adjoining the Church at South Ockendon.


Size:                       57 acres, 2 roods, 27 perches

Annual Income:  £50

Current tenant:    Mr Philip Benton for 21 years from Michaelmas, 1787


Fetched, at auction, £1,300


Lot 4. The next turn and perpetual alternate right of presentation to the valuable Rectory of South Ockendon.


Annual Income:  £600

The present incumbent, Mr Lockhart Leith, is about 30 years of age.


Fetched, at auction, £1,400


Lot 5. Compact Freehold farm called Skeltons at the north end of the town of Orsett.


Size:                       44 acres, 3 roods, 22 perches

Annual Income:  £36 16s

Current tenant:    Mr Samuel Bush, at will


Fetched, at auction, £1,010


Lot 6. A neat freehold brick house called Pump House at the north end of Orsett.


Size:                       1 acres, 7 perches

Annual Income:  £6 6s

This lot is supposed to be subject of an annual payment of two pence to the manor of Orsett.

Current tenant:    Mrs Elizabeth Bush, at will


Fetched, at auction, £105


Lot 7.  Small freehold farm adjoining Bulvan common.


Size:                       5 acres

Annual Income:  £10

Current tenant:    Mr James Kempster, at will


Fetched, at auction, £185


Lot 8. Manor of Wyfields with it’s rights, royalties and priviledges.


Annual Income:  £2 (from the Manor itself)

Current tenant:    In hand

Freehold farm called Wyfields, adjoining the north side of lot 9 near the town of Horndon on the Hill.  Includes Wyfield Manor House.

Size:                       224 acres, 37 perches

Annual Income:  £105

Farm is subject to the payment of £1 5s 1d yearly to the manor of Mucking

Current tenant:    Mr Ambrose Spitty, for 21 years from Michaelmas, 1787


Fetched, at auction, £2,740



Lot 9. Freehold farm called Tye-Green Farm adjoining Horndon on the Hill (1).

Plus a close of arable land called Kennett’s Hill (2)

Plus another compact freehold farm called Gore-Ox (3)


Size(1):                  139 acres, 1 rood, 32 perches

Size(2):                  13 acres

Size(3):                  100 acres, 3 roods, 24 perches

Total:                     253 acres, 1 rood, 16 perches

Annual Income:  £140

Tenant to deliver one fat sow pig yearly and one good young hen turkey at Christmas to his landlord.

Current tenant:    Mr Philip Benton, for 21 years from Michaelmas, 1787


Fetched, at auction,  3,430 Guineas (£3601 10s)

Lot 10. Parcel of freehold land called Crookes Meads at the south end of Horndon.


Size:                       13 acres, 37 perches

Annual Income:  £20

Current tenant:    Mr Philip Benton, for 21 years from Michaelmas, 1787


Plus a house called Crookes opposite Horndon Church

Size:                       2 roods, 4 perches

Annual Income:  £5

Current tenant:    Mr Philip Benton, at will


Fetched, at auction, £560


Lot 11. Freehold close called Betty Luckyn’s Mead at the north end of Horndon.


Size:                       2 acres, 1 rood

Annual Income:  £3 16s 6d

Current tenant:    Mr Basil Bridge, at will


Fetched, at auction, £100


Lot 12. Freehold close called Lyon Mead at the north end of Horndon.


Size:                       3 acres, 1 rood, 38 perches

Annual Income:  £6 6s

Current tenant:    Mr Thomas Geare, at will


Fetched, at auction, £195



End of Day One


Day Two, Friday 20th November 1789


Lot 13. Freehold farm called Giffords and Crosshouse Lands, in the parish of Corringham.


Size:                       90 acres, 29 perches

Plus the Round Marsh, adjoining Corringham Hall marshes

Size:                       7 acres, 1 rood, 30 perches

Annual Income:  £60

Tenant to deliver one good turkey cock on the day before Christmas and to provide pasture for one horse as and when required gratis.

Farm is subject to the payment of £13 per annum, by weekly payment of ten six penny loaves to ten poor people in the parish of Orsett (this from the will of Jasper Kingsman, d1704), and two annual quit rents amounting to 18s 10d to the Manor of Corringham.

Current tenant:    Mr Thomas Sawell, 21 years from Michaelmas 1769


Fetched, at auction, £1,120


Lot 14. Compact freehold farm called Oil Mill , and Northorpe and Reedham marshes in the parish of Fobbing.


Size:                       46 acres, 22 perches

Plus six marshes called Reedham’s with saltings adjoining.  These marshes adjoin Shell Haven Creek and are very convenient for shipping and landing of goods.

Size:                       178 acres, 3 roods, 6 perches

Annual Income:  £60

Subject to the payment of a quit rent of £2 14s yearly to the Manor of Fobbing

Current tenant:    Mr Thomas Sawell, 21 years from Michaelmas 1769


Fetched, at auction, £1,705


Lot 15. Freehold house called Tan House in the parish of Corringham near the village of Fobbing.


Size:                       9 acres, 1 rood,  1 perche

Annual Income:  £10

Current tenant:    Mr William Dentry, 21 years from Michaelmas 1787

Convenant on Mr Dentry’s lease that he shall permit John Gibson and sarah his wife, present occupiers, to continue therein for the duration of the lease, paying the annual rent they now do, half yearly.


Lot 16. Freehold marsh farm called Great Ellford’s in the parish of Fobbing.


Size:                       127 acres, 2 roods, 4 perches

Plus Lady’s Island, near the said marshes.  Convenient for shipping from Fobbing Creek.

Size:                       70 acres

Annual Income:  £100

Tenant to pasture one horse constantly on the premisies.  Subject to the payment of a quit rent of 2s yearly to the Manor of Fobbing

Current tenant:    Mr William Spitty, 21 years from Michaelmas 1778


Fetched, at auction,  2130 guineas (£2,236 5s)


Lot 17. Large freehold marsh farm called Mussel’s in the parish of Bowers Gifford.


Size:                       413 acres, 1 rood, 37 perches

These marshes adjoining the Fleet, convenient for shipping produce to London..

Annual Income:  £260

Tenant to pasture one horse, and will provide a dish of fish whenever the Fleet is dragged.

Current tenant:    Mr Wearing Stevenson, 21 years from Michaelmas 1783


Fetched, at auction, £5,700


Lot 18. The next turn but one, and every succeeding third turn of the presentation to the Rectory of Bowers Gifford.


Annual Income:  £220

The present incumbent, Mr Robert Powley is near 40 years of age.


Lot 19. Freehold farm called White House and part of Upper Park Gate and lands called Frank’s and Clamp’s in the parish of Rayleigh.


Size:                       185 acres, 1 rood, 33 perches

Annual Income:  £58 19s 6d, and a fat goose on Michaelmas day

Current tenant:    Mr James Blakely, 21 years from Michaelmas 1770

Fetched, at auction, 2355 Guineas (£2,472 15s)


Lot 20. Freehold farm called Little Lodge and part of Upper Park Gate.


Size:                       219 acres, 2 roods, 14 perches

Annual Income:  £70, and two fat pullets on Lady day and Michaelmas day

Current tenant:    Mr William Boston, 21 years from Michaelmas 1781

Fetched, at auction, 2030 Guineas (£2,131 10s)


Lot 21. Freehold farm called Limehouse adjoining the east side of the last lot in the parish of Rayleigh.


Size:                       166 acres, 10 perches

Annual Income:  £96, and a fat goose on Christmas day

Current tenant:    Mr Thomas Ford, 21 years from Michaelmas 1778

Fetched, at auction, 2155 Guineas (£2,210 10s)


Lot 22. Freehold farm called Eastwood Great Lodge and Hare’s Land, including Eastwood Mansion House, adjoining the east side of the last lot in the parish of Eastwood.


Size:                       189 acres, 2 roods, 9 perches

Annual Income:  £80, and six fat pullets on Lady day and Michaelmas day

Landlord to have the use of the two lower rooms a t the south end of the mansion House and the chamber over them, when required.

Current tenant:    Mr Edward Sewell, 24 years from Michaelmas 1774

This lot also includes Sutton’s Room Wood (19 acres) which is in hand,.

Fetched, at auction, 2170 Guineas (£2,278 10s)


Lot 23. Freehold farm called Edward’s Hall, Plough’s Rooms and Park Grounds, adjoining the east side of the last lot in the parish of Eastwood.


Size:                       169 acres, 38 perches

Annual Income:  £80, and a fat goose on the first of January

Tenant to pasture a horse

Current tenant:    Mr John Allen, 21 years from Michaelmas 1787

Fetched, at auction, £2,020


Lot 24. Freehold farm called Glantham’s situate near the church in the parish of Shenfield.


Size:                       77 acres, 3 roods, 30 perches

Plus a piece of copyhold land adjoining Priest’s Lane held of the manor of Shefield at the yearly quit rent of 3s 4d.

Size:                       3 acres, 13 perches

Annual Income:  £55, and a fat goose on the 10th October and pay the quit rent

Current tenant:    Mr Thomas Alexander, 21 years from Michaelmas 1787

Plus Priest’s Lane Wood, and the underwood now fit to cut – In hand

Size:                       3 acres, 2 roods, 20 perches

Annual Income:  £2 10s

Fetched, at auction, £1,425







Last updated 23 December 2011