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altARBITRATION AWARD

In the dispute between William Crayford and William Vaughan

Given by 

THREE PEERS APPOINTED BY THE HOUSE OF LORDS, 1602

This is a transcription of a document in the possession of the Great Mongeham Society. An accurate photo-facsimile of the document hangs in the Great Mongeham Parish Hall

The document records the decision handed down by three Peers of the Realm to resolve a long running and often violent dispute between William Crayford of Great Mongeham and William Vaughan of Hereford relating to the “Mannor of Watlinge in Ryple” with lands in Great Mongeham, Ripple and Sholden. It was heard in the House of Lords by the Earl of Worcester, the Bishop of London and Lord Cobham.

The document records the names of several fields, including the sixty acre “Mongham Field” and one of 140 acres at “blakenhill” which must be Black Hill, the hill leading up from Pixwell Lane. A field named Black Hill appears on maps of 1840 and 1921, so we can place it reasonably accurately.

An account of the dispute leading up to this judgement will be posted shortly.



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