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‘The assessment of knight service in Bedfordshire, no. 2,’ by John E. Morris [For the barony of Beauchamp of Bedford.]

‘St. John of SouthilI,’ by F. A. Page-Turner [The family and descendants of Francis St. John, b.1559, with pedigree.]

‘Some Saxon charters,’ by G. Herbert Fowler [An introduction and abstracts in English (with notes) of charters and wills for Luton (AD 793, 931); Flitton (798); Chalgrave and Tebworth (926); Langford and Clifton (will of 944-6); Aspley Guise (969); Hatley and Potton (c960, c969); Potton (nd); Oakley (nd, 1049-1054); Barton (1037); Sundon, Caddington, Streatley, Hatley and Putnoe (c.1053); Studham (1053-1066); Shillington, Barton, Oakley, Cranfield, Kempston and Clapham (1060) and Millo and Arlesey (1062).]

‘A late example of a deodand,’ by William Austin [Transcription with notes of an entry in the Luton court rolls for 1758. A deodand was an animal or object that contributed to a person’s death. It, or its value, was forfeit to the Crown. The procedure was abolished in 1846.]

‘Domesday notes II: Kenemondwick,’ by G. Herbert Fowler [Discussion of the evidence for the location of Chenemondewicke/Kenemondwick drawn from documents of 1086 to 1535. Domesday notes I is in BHRS vol. 1.]

‘The Hillersdens of Elstow,’ by F. A. Page-Turner [A brief account with a pedigree of eight generations of the Hillersden family from Thomas, born c.1530, to Dennis Farrer Hillersden, died 1787. The family lived at Chalgrave, Ampthill, Elstow and Cold Brayfield (Northamptonshire).]

‘Grant of free warren to Newnham Priory,’ by J. Hamson [Transcription and translation from Latin of the grant of free warren to Newnham Priory of their demesne lands in Bedfordshire by Richard II in 1385, allowing the Priory to hunt hares, rabbits, partridges and pheasants.]

‘Cutenho, Farley hospital, and Kurigge,’ by William Austin [By piecing together references in property deeds from 1198, the location of Cutenho (called Kidney by the nineteenth century) is established. Additional details of property ownership south of Luton is filled in from an account of the establishment of Farley Hospital by a grant from Henry II to the brethren of the hospital of Santingfield in the Pas de Calais in 1156 and the descent of its property to 1855. Similarly, the descent of land around Kurigge (now Cowridge End) identifies more of the early ownership and location of property originally on the outskirts of Luton. Two maps reconstruct the area and the location of the properties.]

‘Munitions in 1224,’ by G. Herbert Fowler [Translation into English of the Close Rolls 8 Henry III and Pipe Rolls 68 and 69 for Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire which set out the equipment and other provisions (some with costs) to be sent to Henry III at Bedford for the siege of Bedford Castle in 1224; with a brief introduction.]

‘The Becher family of Howbury,’ by F. A. Page-Turner [A brief account, with pedigree, of eight generations of the Becher family, from Henry Becher (born c.1520-30) to William Becher (died 1751).]

‘Yttingaford and the tenth-century bounds of Chalgrave and Linslade,’ by Frederick G. Gurney [A discussion of the evidence for the bounds, with accompanying map.]

‘The paper register of St. Mary’s Church in Bedford, 1539-1558’, by the Rev. A. G. Kealey [sic] [A transcription of the baptisms, marriages and burials in the original parish register.]

‘Calendar of inquisitions post mortem no. I,’ by G. Herbert Fowler [All the Bedfordshire inquisitions from the reign of Henry III, 1250-71 with notes.]

‘Notes and queries: Information requested on some Anglo-Saxon charters; ancient parish maps; Simon Fitz; and healing wells.’


Very good condition, green cloth-bound hardcover only slightly worn at head and foot of spine.