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COUNTY OF SURREY;
EVERY OBJECT OF TOPOGRAPHICAL, GEOLOGICAL,
OR HISTORICAL INTEREST.
AUTHOR OF THE HISTORIES OF LONDON, YORKSHIRE,
VIEWS FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS.
ISAAC TAYLOR HINTON, WARWICK SQUARE;
HOLDSWORTH & BALL, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD.
Survey of the Hundred of Kingston
LIST OF PLATES IN VOL. II.
COUNTY OF SURREY.
TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF THE HUNDREDS OF
SURVEY OF THE HUNDREDS OF ELMBRIDGE AND COPTHORNE.
The hundred of Elmbridge undoubtedly received its CHAP. I.
WEYBRIDGE is a considerable village, so called from Wey
bridge. the river Wey, on which it stands, not far from its conflux with the Thames. It contains in the whole
BOOK. IV. about fourteen hundred acres, of which six hundred
were enclosed, under an act passed in 1800. In 1821, according to the population returns, this parish contained one hundred and eighty-eight houses, and eight hundred
and ninety-seven inhabitants. Manors. On an inquisition taken 24th of July, 1284, it was
found that the hamlet of Waybrugg was held by Geoffrey de Lucy, of the Abbey of Chertsey, in free soccage, and that it consisted of, in demesne, twenty acres of arable land, value 5s. 7d.; sixteen acres of meadow, £1. 4s. Od.; pasture called Contese and Gers'm, 3s.; rents of assize at Michaelmas, £2. 2s. 4d.; at Christmas, 18s. 6d.; at Easter, 16s. 6 d.; tolnet warragii, 6s. 8d.; a fishery, 2s.; rents and works of sixteen customary tenants, 158. 10d..
in all, £6. 14s. 5fd. Manor of The manor of Weybridge was part of the possessions Weybridge.
of the duchy of Cornwall; but when Henry VIII. in his thirty-first year, erected Hampton court into an honour, he annexed this and Byfleet to it, giving to the duchy the
manor of Sheppen, in Berkshire, in exchange. Manor of In the fifteenth year of Henry VII. 1500, Humphrey Oatlands,
Ruggeley and Alice, his wife, levied a fine to John Reed, Bartholomew Reed, Hugh Payntayn, clerk, and Richard Lake, of three messuages, three gardens, one hundred acres of land, twelve acres of pasture, ten acres of meadow, ten of wood, and 108. rent in this parish.
When Henry VIII. had possession of Hampton court, and was making the chase there, he wanted this estate, and agreed to give William Reed the manor of Tandridge, &c. in exchange for it, but Reed died before it was completed, leaving John, his son and heir, under age. This minority was no impediment to the king's gaining the possession. Sir Thomas Cromwell was appointed guardian of the infant, and completed the exchange.