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Missingham & Messingham - Surrey Documents

If anyone has access to the following records, and can send me any further details they contain, I would be most grateful.

YEARDATENAMEDETAILSref:
164025 SepJohn MISSINGHAMAdmission of John MISSINGHAM to court roll, on the death of Richard MISSINGHAM his father. item ref: 1225/89/2
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16591
Feb
John MISSINGHAMWill of John MISSINGHAM, yeoman of Frensham. Buried 16 Jan 1659 Transcription 
166810 OctJohn MESSINGHAMJohn MESSINGHAM of Compton, yeoman: Lease for 11 years with bond from Sir William More – West half of the Shingle Barn with East and West Ashen Crofts, Woodhatch Field, Bennets Close, etc. in Artington and Compton.
Consideration: £25 pa.
item ref: LM/351/50/1-2 [2]
16752
Oct
John MESSINGHAMJohn MESSINGHAM senior of Compton, yeoman: Lease for 15 years (not executed) from Sir William More – Messuage and brick-kiln with piece of land in Compton.
Consideration: £7 10s pa.
item ref: LM/351/73
[2]
167919 JanWilliam MESSINGHAMMarriage to Elizabeth TURNER at Farnham.See Tree
168010 JunJohn MISSINGHAMJohn Baker of Headley and 14 other named persons will indemnify John MISSINGHAM for legal costs incurred in a case, cutting of timber by copyhold tenants of the manor of Farnham.item ref: 1225/120
[1]
16809
Dec
John MESSINGHAMJohn MESSINGHAM of Witley, yeoman:
Soane, Bishop of Winton's Servant, arrested:
Upon Complaint made to this House, "That John Messingham, of Witley, in the County of Surrey, Yeoman, caused John Soane, Under Wood-ward of the Lord Bishop of Winchester, to be arrested on the 23th of November last, by John Lee Bailiff of the Liberty and Hundred of Farnham, sitting the Parliament, contrary to Privilege of Parliament:"
Messingham and Lee sent for:
It is ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Messingham and John Lee be, and are hereby, required to appear at the Bar of this House, on Friday the 17th Day of this Instant December, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, to answer to the said Complaint; and hereof they may not fail.
[3]
16818
Jan
John MESSINGHAMLease for 21 years and bond to William Hart of Bramley, brickburner, from Sir William More – Messuage, brick-kiln and land in Compton, lately occupied by John MESSINGHAM
Consideration: £8 pa.
item ref: LM/351/89/1-2
[2]
16896
Jun
John MESSINGHAMBurial at Compton.   Will proved 14 September 1689 
170017 DecJohn MISSINGHAMJohn MISSINGHAM, of Frensham, 53, b..
Marriage to Elizabeth LEWIS, of Crondall, 50, w.. At Farnham.
 
[1] Copyhold Lands in the Manor of Farnham. The property comprised 12a called Hooks, 1 close of 4a called Pyles 1½a arable in the tithing of Churt - Surrey History Centre Collections Catalogue
[2] Estates of the More and More Molyneux family in Surrey and elsewhere, c.1166-1857 - Surrey History Centre Collections Catalogue
[3] British History Online




Missingham & Messingham - Parish Registers

Marriage of Richard Missingham and Mary White

Haselmere Parish Register

1743
Richd Massingham & Mary White of Hethly [Headley] was married - Aug: 7

Baptism of Hannah Missingham

Headley Parish Register

1754
May 4.   Hannah the Daughter of Richard & Mary Missingham of Newton Valence was baptized.

Baptism of John Missingham

Headley Parish Register

1755
July 25.   John the Son of Richard & Mary Missingham of Newton Valence was baptized.

Marriage of John Missingham and Mary White

Headley Parish Register: page 16 No. 48

1790
John Missingham of this Parish
& Mary White of the same

were Married in this Church by Banns
this Second Day of May in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundredand ninety
By me William Sewell, Rector

This marriage was solemnized between us    John Missingham his mark (X)
                                                                Mary White her mark (X)

In the pressence of  Daniel Missingham his mark (X)
                             Jane Missingham her mark (X)





Missingham & Messingham - Crown Case


CROWN CASES
RESERVED FOR CONSIDERATION;
AND
DECIDED BY THE JUDGES OF ENGLAND
FROM THE YEAR 1824, TO THE YEAR 1837.
BY
WILLIAM MOODY, OF LINCOLN’S INN, ESQ.,
BARRISTER AT LAW.
VOL. I.
1837

          ps. 257-259

          1830

REX v. MARY MESSINGHAM,
AND JOHN MESSINGHAM.


THE two prisoners were convicted before Mr. JUS-
TICE BOSANQUET
, at the Spring assizes, in the year
1830, at Winchester, upon a joint indictment, which
charged that they, Mary Messingham and John
Messingham
, 50 pounds weight of Pork, of the value
of 20s., of the goods and chattels of John Fisher, then
lately before feloniously stolen, taken, and carried
away by some evil-disposed person, to the jurors
aforesaid as yet unknown, of the said evil-disposed
person feloniously did receive, they the said Mary
Messingham
and John Messingham, well knowing the
goods and chattels aforesaid to have been so as afore-
said feloniously stolen, taken, and carried away.
    It was proved by satisfactory evidence, that the
meat was the property of John Fisher; that it had
been stolen from him by some person unknown; and
that both the prisoners knew it to have been stolen.
The meat was found in the pantry of a cottage be-
longing to Mary Messingham, in which John Mes-
singham
her son, and his children, lived with her.
Mary Messingham had the key to the pantry at the
time the meat was found.
    The voluntary statements of both prisoners, made
before a magistrate, were put in evidence. John Mes-
singham
, in his statement, said: “On last Saturday
afternoon, a man came to me as I was at work at
Headley, and asked if my mother was at home: I
said, No. He said, ‘Be so good as to take this bag
home, and leave what is in it till I call for it; and you
may let me have the bag again if you will.’ I asked
the man his name, and he says, ‘If you don’t know
me, John, your mother do; I shall see you again
presently.’ I then took the bag in-doors, and took
out several pieces of hog meat, and laid it on the stool
in the pantry; and took the bag and the cloth that
the meat was wrapped up in, and returned it to the
man again, who was at the garden gate. In the even-
ing, when I saw my mother, in whose house I live,
she asked me who brought that here; I said I brought
it in; a man gave it me that said he knowed you, and
he said he would call again.”
    Mary Messingham, in her statement, said that the
meat found in her house was her son’s meat; that he
brought it in-doors on Saturday; and that she, Mary
Messingham
, salted it, and sprinkled all the salt she
had over it.
    Both prisoners having been found guilty, Mary
Messingham
was sentenced to be imprisoned for 12
months, and John Messingham to be transported for
14 years.
    It was objected, at the trial, that Mary Messing-
ham
could not be legally convicted, jointly with John
Messingham
, upon this indictment: first, because the
offence of John Messingham was complete before
Mary Messingham took any part in the transaction;
and, secondly, because she did not receive the meat
of an unknown thief, as alleged in the indictment,
but of her son.
    The question for the opinion of THE JUDGES was,
whether Mary Messingham was properly convicted.
    This case was concidered at a meeting of ALL THE
JUDGES (except PARK J. ) in Easter Term 1830; and
they were unanimous that, on the joint charge, it was
necessary to prove a joint receipt; and as the mother
was absent when the son received, it was a separate
receipt by him.







Missingham & Messingham - Wills

Will of James Messingham - 1634 [Kent]

- Transcription by TLM

In the name of God Amen I: James
Messingham being sicke and weake in bodye but strong in faith and memory praised
bee god Doe make and ordayne this my last will and testamt in manner and forme following
First and principally I give and bequeath my Soule into the hands of the Almightie and my body to the
earth from whence it was taken, and for my Worldly state I dispose of as followeth [item] I
give and bequeath unto my loving father Thomas, and Dorify Massingham liveinge in
Chattam all my wages due to me from the Honoble Compd English merchante trading
East India for my service donn them, and in case they should be deceased then doe I give my
said wages unto Mr Robert Coaker liveinge in the [*]oultrye makeing him the Executor
and William Ennrott Overseer of this my last will and testamt, and if since my departure
from my native Country any goods or moneyes have been given unto mee I beqeath the said
goods or moneyes equally betweene Annis Groate and Elizabeth [?*ddams?] liveing in
the towne of Chattem, allso all legacies or other monyes that have bynn given mee by the
wills of severall men herein this [?] shipp Exca I give (my debts and legacies being first paid)
unto my above said father and mother and in case of mortallity before my will app[*]nce unto
the above said Mr Robert Coaker In witnesse hereof I have sett my hand and Seale this
present 30th June Ano 1634 given out of my said wages ten shillings to Thomas Gibbes,
James Massingham Saled and delivered in the presence of us Andrew: Swann, John Pinke

Will of John Messingham - 1651 [Kent]

- Transcription by TLM

In the name of God Amen I John Messingham
being sick in body but in good and perfect memory doe bequeath my soule into the hands
of my Redeamer Jesus Christ and my body to be decently buried in the Church=
yard of thie parish of East Greenewich And for my Estate I doe disposee of it in manner
and forme following [viz Inprimis] I give and bequeath to my loving wife whome I make
my whole and sole Executrix all my goods and chattells ready money bills and bonds to bee at
her sole disposeing shee paying to my three children these legacies following viz I give to
my eldest daughter Twenty pounds to be paid at the age of twentie yeares or day
of marriage Item I give to my sonne Ralphe Messingham Twenty shillings to be paid at
the age of twenty one yeares Item To my youngest daughter Elizabeth Messingham I give
Fifteene pounds to be paid at the age of twenty one yeares or day of marriage I doe
declare this to be my last will and Testament and doe entreate Mr Edward Turner and Mr
John Phillipps to be overseers Witnesse my hand and seal this first day of May one
thousand sixe hundred fifty one John Messingham mark in the pressence of [?] by
Mr Edward Parkenham William Waterman

This Will was proved at London the nynth day of May in the yeare of our Lord God one
thousand sixe hundred fiftie one .............

Will of John Missingham,
yeoman of Frensham Surrey - 1659

- Transcription by TLM

In the name of God Amen The
The Fowrth day of January in the fower and twentieth yere of the
Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God King of
England Scotland France and Ireland Defender of the faith I John
Missingham of Frensham in the countie of Surrey yeoman being aged and
diseased in bodie but of good sound and perfect mind and remembrance I heartilie
thank Almightie God for it, doe make and declare this my last will and testament
in manner and forme following : That is to say : First and principallie I
Commend my Souls into the hands of Allmighie God my creator [?]
hopeing and confidentlie trusting in his mercie through the [?] Death and
bitter passion of his deere Sonne and my onlie Saviour Jesus Christ to [?]
remission and forgivenesse of all my sinnes and eternall life in the world which
is to come And my bodie I appoint to be buried at the [?] of my Executor
here undernamed Item I give unto my eldest Daughter Johan the now wife of
Richard Barkhowse of Frensham aforesaid [?] twelve pound of lawfull
monies of England to be paid unto her within one moneth next after my decease
Item I give and bequeath unto my youngest daughter Amie Missingham Fortie
pounds of lawfull monie of England to be paid unto her within two monethes
next after my decease and Barbarie my wife, and the longe* liver of us. Item
I give unto the said Barbarie my wife the use od all my goods Howsehold stuffe
Chattels Cattles and readie monie During the terme of her naturall Life
And by her last will and testament or otherwise to dispose of her weareing apparell
and [?] of her goods not exceeding the value of Fortie shillings : from all
the rest and residue of my goods and [?] herein before [?][?] bequeathed
I give and bequeath unto Thomas Missingham my Sonne [?] [?] Thomas
I make and ordeyne full and whole Executor of this my Last will and testament
Utterly revoking and [?] all former and other wills by me heretofore
made. And this [?] [?] [?] [?] In witness whereof
I have hereunto set my hand and seale. The day and yere first above written
[?][?] 1648 / signed John Missingham : Signed & Sealed published
and declared by the [?] to be his true and Last will and Testament in the [presence]
of us Edward Rabnutt : John Budd :

This will was proved At London The first day of Febry
one thousand six hundred Fiftie eight.........

Will of John Messingham,
Gentleman of St. Margaret Westminster - 1779

- Transcription by TLM

This is the last Will and Testament
of me John Messingham of Canon Row in the parish of Saint
Margaret Westminster Gentleman being at the time of
making hereof of Sound mind memory and understanding
First and principally I recommend my Soul to Almighty
God who gave it me and my Body I commit to the Earth
to be decently Intered at the direction of my Executors
hereinafter named and as to my Worldly Estate I dispose
thereof as follows (that is to say) I will and direct that my
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Executors hereinafter named shall and do with all convenient
speed call in and receive all and every such Debt and Debts Sum
and Sums of Money that shall or may be due and owing to me
at the time of my decease And that m Funeral Expences
Debts and Legacies and all charges attending the probate and
Execution of this my Will be thereout and out of my personal
Estate fully paid and satisfied and the residue thereof lay out
and invest in Government or other sufficient Securities
Item I give and bequeath unto my brother Joseph
Messingham of the Parish of Fulham in the County of
Middlesex Carpenter all and singular my wearing Apparel
that I shall leave behind me at the time of my death and I
desire that the same may be delivered unto him as soon as
possible after my decease I also give and bequeath unto my
loving Wife Anne Messingham all and singular my
Household Goods Household Furniture Plate China and
Linen that may be in m House and premises at the time
of my decease for her own absolute use and benefit I also
give devise and bequeath unto John Noble of Charles Street
in the Parish of Saint Margaret Westminster Sedan
Chair Maker and Jeremiah Snow of Bread Street Radcliff
in the County of Middlesex aforesaid Hatter and Stephen
Wedge of the Parish of Kingston upon Thames in the
County of Surrey Oilman their Heirs Executors and Admors
all that my Freehold Estate situate standing and being in
Angel Court Windmill Street in the Parish of Saint James
Westminster in the County of Middlesex aforesaid and also
all and singular the residue of my personal Estate of what
nature or kind soever and wheresoever upon this special
trust and Confidence nevertheless that they the said John
Noble Jeremiah Snow and Stephen Wedge shall and do by
and out of the Rents Issues and Profits of my said Freehold
Estate and the Interest and produce of my said personal
Estate pay or cause to be paid unto my said Wife Anne
Messingham or her Assigns One Annuity or clear yearly
Sum of Thirty pounds of good and lawful Money of
Great Britain by even and equal Quarterly payments
for and during the term of her natural life the first
payment thereof to be made and begin at the end or
expiration of the first three Calendar Months that shall
or may happen or ensue from and after my decease And
from and after payment thereof as aforesaid pay and
apply the Residue of the Rents Issues Interest and produce
of my said Real and personal Estates unto my said Brother
Joseph Messingham or his Assigns for and during the
Term of his natural life And from and after the decease of
m said Wife Anne Messingham if he the said Joseph
Messingham shall then be living pay and apply the
whole of the Rents Issues and profits of my said Freehold
Estate And also the whole of the Interest and produce of
m said personal Estate unto the said Joseph Messingham
for and during the term of his natural life And from and
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after the decease of the said Joseph Messingham in case
my said Wife Anne Messingham shall be then living
pay and apply the residue of the Rents Issues and profits
of m said Freehold Estate and the residue of the Interest
and produce of my said personal Estate to and for the
Support maintenance and Education and putting out
all and every the Child and Children of my said Brother
lawfully begotten or to be begotten Apprentice and
Apprentices And from and after the decease of them the
said Anne Messingham and Joseph Messingham shall
and do convey and assure in one or more good and sufficient
conveyances and assurances in the Law m said Freehold
Estate unto the Children of the said Joseph Messingham
their Heirs and Assigns for ever To hold the same as
Tenants in common and not as Joint Tenants And if
there shall be only one such Child then Surviving then to
such only Child his or her Heirs and Assigns for ever And also
Assign Apply and pay over the Residuary of my said
personal Estate together with the Interest and produce
thereof unto such Children Share and Share alike And if
there shall be only one such Child then the whole unto
such only Child his or her Executors or Administrators I
also give and bequeath unto the said John Noble and
Jeremiah Snow and Stephen Wedge the sum of Ten pounds
each for the trouble they will severally be at in and about
the execution of this my Will And I do hereby nominate
and appoint them the said John Noble Jeremiah Snow
and Stephen Wedge Joint Executors of this my last Will
and Testament In Witness whereof to this my said Will
written and contained upon two sheets of paper I have
set my hand and Seal to the first sheet and my [?] and Seal to the Second Sheet [?] hereof
this Thirtieth Day of May in the Year of our Lord One
thousand Seven hundred and Seventy nine John
Messingham the Testator as and for his last Will and
Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and
also in the presence of each other subscribe our names as
Witnesses to the same Roger Palmes - William Smith Crown Street
William Gymar Charles Street Parliament Street


This Will was proved at London the Eighth Day
of July in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred
and Seventy nine.... ....
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by the Oaths of John Noble Jeremiah Snow and Stephen
Wedge the Executors named in the said Will ....
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Will of Richard Earwaker,
Yeoman of Westbury, Hampshire - 1659

- Transcription by TLM

In the name of God Amen:
The Twelieth day of July in the year of our Lord God
One Thousand Six Hundred Fifty Nine. I Richard Earwaker the elder
of Westberry in the County of Southampton yeoman being weak of Body But of good
and perfect memory Thanks bee unto almighty God for the same. Do make this
my last Will and Testament in manner and forme Following That is to say First
I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creatour
beleiveing to be Given by the alone merritts of Jesus Christ and my body to the
Earth from whence itt came and to be buryed in the parrish church yard
of West meon. And as for my wordily goods I thus dispose of them first I give unto Anne
my beloved wife my Chattels Lease during her natural life of such lands with the
Appertances belonging to mee in Lanrridge in the Parish of East meon, And also
I give unto her my Said wife Twnetie pounds of lawful money of England and
Also my best bedd in the howse with the Range and bedstead and all other furniture
Apperteyninge unto the said bedd Item I give unto my sonne Richard and
my sonne Thomas Tenne shillings a peece Item I give unto my Daughter
Elizabeth Winter and my daughter Anne Aldred Tenne shillings a peece Item
I give unto my daughter Joane Earewaker the sume of Three hundred poundes of law
full Currant English money Be it [legacy?] Provided that whatsoever Sume or Sumes
of money made due unto her upon Bonds or otherwise to bee part of the said Legacy
of Three Hundred Poundes Item I give unto the Children of my said Daughter
Elizabeth Winter unto soe many of them as shall Attaine unto the Age of One &
Twentie years the sume of Five pounds a peece of Currant English money Item
I give unto the Two Daughters of my Sonne Thomas Earewaker Anne and Mary
The Sume of Five Pounds a peece of like Currant English money Item I give
unto William Aldred the Sonne of my said Daughter Anne Aldred Twentie
shillinges all the aforesaid Legaces to bee paid by my Executors In the and
of Three monthes next after my decease Excepting the Legacyes given unto the
children of my said daughter Elizabeth Winter who are not to bee paid until
they come to the Age of One and Twentie years And I Constitite and appoint
my Two Sonnes Nicholas and Edmund To bee my sole Executors diveing unto
them after all my debts and Legacyes are paid All the rest of my goods and
Chattels whatsoever In Witnes whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
Seale the day and yeare above written / Richard Earwaker/ Read and sealed
in the Presence of us Tho. Bassett, Henry Knowler, his mark.


This will was proved att London ….
…. Fowerteenth day of April
in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Six Hundred and Sixty
… Nicholas and Edmund Earewaker …
….
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