0013… Some Historical Events in Stoke Gifford

owlHISTORY OF STOKE GIFFORD
Edited by Adrian Kerton

Some Historical Events in Stoke Gifford

The Rise of the Berkeleys: An Account of the Berkeleys of Berkeley Castle, 1243-1361. Part II: (i) The Berkeley Lands, (ii)                             The Berkeleys as Local Magnates. by W. J. Smith.

71 (1952) 101-121A more munificent gift was bestowed on him in 1334‑the custody of the lands of Gifford of Brimpsfield (once a powerful neighbour of the Berkeleys), formerly in the hands of John Maltravers.. They included Brimpsfield manor and castle, Stoke Gifford, King’s Stanley, Rockhampton, Stonehouse and ‘Walls,’ all in Gloucestershire, and Corton, Sherrington, Codford, Stapleford and Asliton (i.e., Ashton Gifford), stretched in a line along the Wyle Valley between Heytesbury and Wilton.  Three years Later he hid ill except Brimpsfield in fee. Brimpsfield also in 1339.~ Nearly all these grants cite Maurice’s good service to the king, This splendid endowment of land was, however, not all. Smith tells us that in 1339 Maurice was discharged of all his debts to the king, while in 1343 a rare if comparatively trivial token of the king’s grace was bestowed on him two tuns of wine a year for life from the prise of Bristol..

There is little or no record of the services which in the 1330’s inspired this generosity, but we am better informed from 1339 onwards. In that year Edward crossed to the Low Countries, and Maurice accompanied him as an intimate member of his household. He is described as one of the Icing’s secretaries and a member of the council, and, as such, took part in embassies to Count Lewis of Flanders.10

Following taken from the National Archive SITE

Undated But the lands belonging to the Bishop of Coutances at Acton Ilger, Hambrook, Stoke Gifford, Doynton, Wapley, Earthcott, the Lea and Dodington were very likely forfeited at this time, when also it is more than likely that the old church at Westbury-on-Trym was plundered by the sea-robbers.

‘Worcester A’ (folio 39r; Hearne, Hemingi Chartularium, pp. 83-84)
An incomplete hidage schedule of the Worcester Church lands in Gloucestershire only, antedating Domesday.
The text of this document is incomplete: the entry for Bishops Cleeve (Worcester A3) lacks the details of its internal composition, and there are no entries for Great Colesbourne (3,2) and Condicote (3,6). It must, however, antedate Domesday, since in 1086 (see GLS 3,1) and later (a) Aust was certainly subinfeudated out of Westbury-on-Trym; (b) Stoke Gifford (see 3,1 Westbury note) was claimed as a subinfeudation from Westbury;

Harold, son of Godwine, earl of Wessex, and, for nine months, king of England. After the death of Edward the Confessor others of his men held estates in Oldland, Tytherington, Stoke Giffard, and others

Book of Aids, Gloucestershire. 2S9 
HUNDREDUM DE HENBURY. 
De Margeria de Werbelye pro uno feodo Militis in Stoke Giffarde quod 
Margareta Giffarde tenuit ibidem

Population
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Undated reference to Greenfield Farm
DATE & DESCRIPTION

1086 Image details  Description Place name: Harry Stoke, Gloucestershire Folio: 165r Great Domesday Book Domesday place name: Estoch People mentioned: Abbey of St Mary of Glastonbury; Abbey of St Mary of Malmesbury; Abbey of St Mary of Worcester; Abbey of St Peter of Bath; Algar; Alweard, theagn of King Edward; Alwig, man of Earl Harold; Ansketil; Bernard; Burgess of Gloucester; Burgess of Winchcombe; Burgesses of Gloucester; Church of St Aethelberht, Hereford; Cuthwulf; Durand; Ealdraed; Ebbi, man of Beorhtric son of Aelfgar; Goismer; King Edward as lord; King Edward as monarch; King William as monarch; Morin; Oswulf; Ralph; Reginald; Robert; Roger; Schelin; Turstin fitzRolf; Walter, Bishop of Hereford; Wulfnoth; Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester Date 1086 Catalogue reference E 31/2/1links to the Catalogue Dept Records of the Exchequer, and its related bodies, with those of the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, and the Court of Augmentations Series Exchequer: Treasury of the Receipt: Domesday Book etc Piece Great Domesday: Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hants, Berks, Wilts, Dors, Som, Devon, Corn, Midd, Herts, Bucks, Oxon, Glos, Woracs, Heref, Cambs Image contains 1 document of many for this catalogue reference

1086 Place name: Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire Folio: 168v Great Domesday Book Domesday place name: Stoche People mentioned: Aelfhere; Alric; Alwaeald; Alweard; Alwine; Ansketil; Bolli; Brother of Elaf; Burgess of Gloucester; Cola; Drogo fitzPons; Dunna; Duns; knight of Durand of Gloucester, the sheriff; Eadwig; Geoffrey Oarlateile; Gilbert fitzTurold; knights of Gilbert fitzTurold; Godric brother of Eaadriac; Grim; Leofwine; Men of Knights of Gilbert fitzTurold; Osbern Giffard; Osbern fitzRichard; Osweard; Oswulf; Richard the legate; Robert d’Oilly; Roger d’Ivry; Roger d’Oilly; Siward; Thorsten; Walter; Walter fitzPons; Wulfweard Date

1086 E 31/2/1 D Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire 168v Great Domesday Book Stoche Aelfhere Alric Alweald Alweard Alwine Ansketil Bolli Brother of Elaf Burgess of Gloucester Cola Drogo fitzPons Dunna Duns knight of Durand of Gloucester, the sheriff Eadwig Geoffrey Orlateile Date: 1086.

1145 [Gloucester] Winterbourne (Possessions late of John Giffard): [Gloucester] Stoke-Gifford (Possessions late of John Giffard):

1294 Includes extract of endowment of vicarage of Stoke Gifford from the Bishop of Worcester’s register (1294), and 19th cent. translation; extract from same of the composition of tithes between the rector of Winterbourne and the Abbot of St. Augustine, Bristol (1280); copy [much of the doc. illegible] of the Abbot of Tewkesbury’s grant relating to a fee from the inhabitants of Stapleton, payable to St. James’s church, Bristol, for right of burial in Stapleton chapel (1438)

1294 D2700/QP11/1/1 1841-1846 1 bdl Contents: translation of the endowment of the vicarage (1294) [ see also LEGAL];

Late 13th cent – early 14th cent Grant DD\WHb/2544 By Margaret Giffard, widow of Dom. John Giffard Knt. to John de Stok, son of Henry de Stok and Edith his wife, and William their son, of sixteen acres of arable land in Stok’ Henr [Stoke Harris in Stoke Gifford, Co. Glouc.], to hold for their lives at a penny rent. Witn. Elyas de Filtone, John de Alcleye, John de Brokenburwe. Temp. Edw. I.. [Somerset Archive and Records, Walker- Date range: 1100 – 1978. NOTE Close Rolls, Edward II – April 1309 … To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of John de Alcleye, who is insufficiently qualified. ..

1309 27 April 1309 Adam de Cailly, knight, and John de Cailly his brother. Sun. after St. Mark, 2 Edw. II Adam informs John that, whereas he granted to John a messuage and 2 carucates of land in Glos. called la Walles within the manor of Giffardesstoke for life, he has now enfeoffed Lady Margaret, widow of Sir John Giffard of Brymesfeld, and John Giffard, Sir John’s son and heir, and John de Cailly must now do them fealty. At: ‘Grauntebrugg’.

1309 28 April 1309 John de Cailly; and Lady Margaret, widow of Sir John…, and John Gyffard, son and heir of Sir John Gayffard. Mon. after St. Mark, 2 Edw. II John de Cailly has… granted and remitted to Margaret and John… 2 carucates of land called la Walles in the manor of Gyffardestoke in the county of… which he holds by demise of… Sir Adam… viz. for a quarter of one knight’s fee. Witnesses: Sir John de Wylington, John de Akton, Richard de…, Elias de Fylton, William de Doudeswelle, William de Brokworth, Robert de Prestle … At: ‘Cauntebrugg’. [Please quote GC1695 at Berkeley Castle Muniments when requesting this file]

1314 Milicent, daughter of Maurice (III) Lord Berkeley (d. 1326) and sister of Thomas (III) Lord Berkeley (d. 1361) and of Maurice de Berkeley of Stoke Gifford (d. 1347), was married about 1314 to John Mautravers the younger (d. 1364).

1330
Gloucestershire. Wiltshire. Place:  Westminster.
Date:    One week from St Michael, 4 Edward III [6 October 1330].
Parties:   John Mautrauers the younger, querent, and John de Caillewe, deforciant.
Property:  The castle of Careckenyn and the manor of Careckenyn in South Wales and the castle of Brymesfeld’ and the manors of Brymesfeld’, Kyngestanleye, Rokhampton’, Stonhouse, Stoke Giffard’, Side and Walles and 12 acres of meadow in Begeworth’ and the advowsons of the churches of Wynt[er]bourn’ and of the manors of Kyngestanleye, Rokhampton’, Stonhouse, StokeGiffard’ and Side in the county of Gloucester and the manors of Boyton’, Eliston’, Broghton’, Corton’, Sharnton’, Stapelford’ and Codeford’ and the advowsons of the churches of the manors of Boyton’, Eliston’, Broghton’, Sharnton’, Stapelford’ and Codeford’ in the county of Wiltshire.

Action: Plea of covenant.
Agreement:  John de Caillewe has acknowledged the castles, manors, meadow and advowsons to be the right of John Mautrauers, and has remised and quitclaimed the castles, the manors of Careckenyn, Brymesfeld’, Kyngestanleye, Rokhampton’, Sharnton’, Stapelford’, Codeford’, the meadow and the advowsons of the churches of Wynt[er]bourn’ and of the manors of Kyngestanleye, Rokhampton’, Sharnton’, Stapelford’ and Codeford’ from himself and his heirs to John Mautrauers and his heirs for ever. And besides John de Caillewe granted for himself and his heirs that the manors of Stonhouse, Stoke Giffard’, Eliston’ and Broghton’ and the advowsons of the churches of the same manors – which Margaret, who was the wife of John Giffard’ of Brymesfeld’, held in dower – and that the manors of Side, Walles and Boyton’ and the advowsons of the churches of the manors of Side and Boyton’ – which the same Margaret held for life – and also that the manor of Corton’ – which Robert le Bor held for life – of the inheritance of John de Caillewe on the day the agreement was made, and which after the decease of Margaret and Robert ought to revert to John de Caillewe and his heirs – after the decease of Margaret and Robert shall remain to John Mautrauers and his heirs, to hold together with the aforesaid castles, manors, meadow and advowsons, to wit, the castles, the manors of Careckenyn, Brymesfeld’, Kyngestanleye, Rokhampton’, Stoke Giffard’, Walles, Eliston’, Sharnton’ and Stapelford’ and the advowsons of the churches of Wynt[er]bourn’ and of the manors of Kyngestanleye, Rokhampton’, Eliston’, Sharnton’ and Stapelford’ of the lord king and his heirs and all the other manors, meadow and advowsons of the chief lords, for ever.
For this: John Mautrauers has given him 1000 pounds sterling.
Note:    This agreement was made by the command of the lord king, in the presence of Robert and Margaret, and they did fealty to John Mautrauers in the court.
Note:             [Endorsed: Henry Sturmy puts in his claim. Henry, son of Henry Sturmy, and Margaret, his wife, put in their claim. James, son of Nicholas de Audelegh’, and John, son of Fulk Lestraunge, put in their claim. Roger de Bauent, Richard Dansey, Thomas de Benton’ and Margaret, his wife, put in their claim. Robert de Condicote puts in his claim.]

1321 John Mautravers the younger (d. 1364). John’s career was a spectacular one. [GEC viii. 580-6.] He took part with the Berkeleys in the Despenser war of 1321-2 and forfeited his lands in 1322 as a result, fleeing abroad. He returned with Isabella and Mortimer in 1326 and quickly became a major supporter of the new regime, being appointed one of the keepers of Edward II at Berkeley Castle with his brother-in-law Thomas Lord Berkeley. In 1329, for these and other services, he was granted the inheritance which the last Giffard of Brimpsfield had forfeited in 1322, and was summoned to parliament in 1330. He then became involved in the earl of Kent’s so-called conspiracy and had to flee abroad again in the summer of 1330. In the following November Edward III staged his dramatic coup at Nottingham Castle, and one of his first independent acts was to pursue the matter of his father’s death. As a result, Mautravers had to stay abroad for the next twenty years.

1322 Petitioners: Thomas Cobham, Bishop of Worcester. Name(s): Cobham, Thomas Addressees: King and council. Occupation: Bishop of Worcester Nature of request: Thomas, Bishop of Worcester states that John Giffard, who held the manor of Stoke Gifford of him as of the right of his church, and several other tenants who held of him, have forfeited their lands and tenements in war against the King, so that these lands and tenements are now in the King’s hand. He asks that the services and customs due to him from the said manor might be given to him, so that he does not lose and that his church is not disinherited. Nature of endorsement:

1322 WALLS, IN STOKE GIFFARD (GLOS.) forfeited by the last Giffard lord in 1322,

1322 SC 8/150/7482 AP King and council. Occupation: Bishop of Worcester Nature of request: Thomas Cobham , Bishop of Worcester states that John Giffard, who held the manor of Stoke Gifford of him as of the right of his church, and several other tenants who held of him, have forfeited their lands and tenements in war against the King, so that these lands and tenements are now in the King’s hand. He asks that the services and customs due to him from the said manor might be given to him, so that he does not lose and that his church is not disinherited. Nature of endorsement: Date derivation: CFR 1319-27 p.97 is dated 18 February 1322, and CCR 1318-23 p.426 is dated 5 March 1322. If the manor was restored, this petition would seem to date from around February 1322, but, if, as the petition seems to suggest, the manor was held by John Giffard and not his mother, it might be later, but before 1327.

1327 Is this a spelling of Walls? Online Document SC 8/311/15555 AP Margaret Giffard, widow of John Giffard. Giffard Margaret King and council. Margaret, widow of John Giffard, requests remedy because 200 acres of wood in the manor of Welles, which she and her husband purchased jointly, were seized into the King’s hand Date: 1327. Source: Documents Online (images of documents from The National Archives) Not the Manor of Welles in Hertford.

1329 WALLS, IN STOKE GIFFARD (GLOS.) was granted first to John Mautravers in 1329

1329 WALLS, IN STOKE GIFFARD (GLOS.) John de Cailly was declared to be Giffard’s heir in 1329 for the purpose of allowing him to quitclaim to Mautravers.

1329  WALLS, IN STOKE GIFFARD (GLOS.) having been forfeited by the last Giffard lord in 1322, was granted first to John Mautravers in 1329 and then to Maurice de Berkeley in 1334. The lands were restored to Mautravers in 1351 but he then settled Walls, with Rockhampton and Stoke Gifford, on Date range: 1150 – 1959. Source: Access to Archives (A2A): not kept at The National Archives

1330 Description Petitioners: Ellis de Filton. Name(s): de Filton, Ellis Addressees: King and council. Nature of request: Filton, who holds the manor of Stoke Harry in the franchise of the barton of Bristol of Umfraville, requests remedy because the King’s ministers came and wished to seize the franchise and distrain the tenants of Stoke Harry for amercements for breach of assize when the barton should only be amerced at the King’s court of the manor of Harry Stoke. Nature of endorsement: The King’s bailiffs should be ordered to allow Filton to have the view or leet of his tenants and assizes of bread and ale as he and his ancestors are accustomed. Places mentioned: Stoke Harry (Harry Stoke), [Gloucestershire]; barton of Bristol (Barton Regis), [Gloucestershire]; Bristol. People mentioned: Henry de Oumfrevill (Umfraville). Date derivation: Dated on the guard to c. 1330, with reference to Rudder’s History of Gloucestershire, p.699, which states that Filton held Harry Stoke in 4 Edward III (no reference given). Date 1330 Catalogue reference SC 8/263/13144links to the Catalogue

1334 WALLS, IN STOKE GIFFARD (GLOS.) Formerly in the hands of John Mautravers then to Maurice de Berkeley in 1334. WALLS, IN STOKE GIFFARD (GLOS.) having been forfeited by the last Giffard lord in 1322, was granted first to John Mautravers in 1329 and then to Maurice de Berkeley in 1334. The lands were restored to Mautravers in 1351 but he then settled Walls, with Rockhampton and Stoke Gifford, on Date range: 1150 – 1959. Source: Access to Archives (A2A): not kept at The National Archives

1347 Maurice de Berkeley of Stoke Gifford who had died, apparently at the siege of Calais, in Feb. 1347, leaving a young family.] and his male issue, and the right heirs of Thomas the father.

1351 WALLS, IN STOKE GIFFARD (GLOS.) The lands were restored to Mautravers in 1351. WALLS, IN STOKE GIFFARD (GLOS.) having been forfeited by the last Giffard lord in 1322, was granted first to John Mautravers in 1329 and then to Maurice de Berkeley in 1334. The lands were restored to Mautravers in 1351 but he then settled Walls, with Rockhampton and Stoke Gifford, on Date range: 1150 – 1959. Source: Access to Archives (A2A): not kept at The National Archives

1363 for licences to alienate land. Matthew de Stawell to grant a messuage, mills, land, and rent in Frampton Cotterell and Stoke Gifford to John Hydon, Joan Seynt Owan, and the heirs of the said John, retaining land in Somerset and Wilts. Gloauc. Somers. Wilts

1364 WALLS, IN STOKE GIFFARD (GLOS.) then settled Walls, with Rockhampton and Stoke Gifford, on his Berkeley nephew

1370 FILTIN (GLOS.) BCM/E/1/5 Berkeley Castle Muniments, Berkeley Castle Muniments] Moieties of the manors of Filton and Harry Stoke were inherited by Margery, first wife of Sir Thomas FitzNichol, and the FitzNichols leased the moieties in 1379-80 to Edmund Blount and his wife Margaret Date range: 1170 – 1492. Source: Access to Archives (A2A): not kept at The National Archives

1380 Late 13th cent. By Margaret Giffard, widow of Dom. John Giffard Knt. to John de Stok, son of Henry de Staok and Edith his wife, and William their son, of sixteen acres of arable land in Stok’ Henr [Stoke Harris in Stoke Gifford, Co. Glouc.], to hold for their lives at a penny rent. Witn. Elyas de Filtone, John de Alcleye, John de Brokenburwe. Temp. Edw. I.

1383 Chancery: Inquisitions Ad Quod Damnum, Henry III to Richard III C 143/402/2… Richard fitz Nichol, and John de Berkeleye, knight, remainder to his own right heirs, retaining half the manors of Filton and Harris-Stoke [in Stoke Giffard]. Glouc. . Inquisitions taken as a result of applications to the Crown for licences to alienate Date range: 1383 – 1384. Source: The Catalogue of The National Archives

1398  SC 8/221/11045 Petitioners: Andrew Hake and Blanche Hake, his wife. Name(s): Hake; Hake, Andrew; Blanche Addressees: King. Nature of request: Andrew and Blanche Hake request orders to the sheriffs of Gloucestershire, Dorset and Somerset for the arrest of Pantree and Croke, who led an insurrection contrary to the statute on the Friday after the close of Easter 1398. Nature of endorsement: [None] Places mentioned: Bettesley (Beachley), [Gloucestershire]; Gloucestershire; Iuffordstoke (Stoke Gifford), [Gloucestershire]; Dorset; Somerset. People mentioned: Richard de Pantree; [John] Croke of Beachley. Date derivation: The ‘insurrection’ took place just after Easter 1398, and presumably the petition was presented shortly thereafter. Dated on the guard to c. 1398, with reference to other petitions presented by these petitioners. Croke’s first name is missing from the petition, but can be supplied from other related documents.

1400 no title] D3567/2/19 nd 1 bdle. Contents: Pedigrees of Guise family and of Berkeleys of Stoke Gifford, with card index of Guise family 13th-18th cents. Includes notes from various sources about inhabitants of Elmore

1402 D2700/MJ11/1/1 1402-1412 1 roll Contents: Court roll Including rental of land leased to tenants during minority of Maurice Berkeley [110.1.15]

1414 D2700/MJ11/1/11 1414-1415 1 roll Contents: Reeve’s accounts [110.1.4]

1421 no title] D2700/MJ11/1/12 1421-1448 10 rolls Contents: Reeve and rent collector’s accounts 1421-2; 1423-5 (reeve, rent collector and bailiff); 1425-31, 1434-5, 1443-4, 1447-8 [Ka 1/5a; 110.1.5-8,10-12]

1466 Stoke-Gifford: [Gloucester] Description of Officer: Bailiff and Keeper

1471 SC 8/344/E1296 AP Humphrey Forster, esq.; Sybil Forster, wife of Humphrey Forster, and widow of Robert Poyntz, esquire. Forster; Forster Humphrey; Sybil Prince. The Forsters show that they were for a long time seised of an estate in fee in Stoke Gifford, otherwise called Date range: 1471 – 1483. Note Alice Stonor married (as his 1st wife) Humphrey Forster, Esq. (1420-1488), of Harpsden by Henley, Oxfordshire, a lawyer. He was Knight of the Shire for Oxfordshire in 1467-1468, and ?1470-1471, Sheriff of Gloucestershire, 1472-1473, and Sheriff of Oxfordshire and Berkshire, 1474-1475.. A rather full biography of Humphrey Forster is found in Wedgwood, House of Parliament, 1 (1936): 344-345. Alice Stonor and her husband, Humphrey Forster, Esq., had a son and heir, Humphrey Forster, who was allegedly aged 30 or more in 1488 (but Wedgwood wisely observes that the younger Humphrey was more than likely aged 40 or more at that date). They were also the parents of Jane Forster, wife of John Greville (living 1499), of Drayton, Oxfordshire, which couple is ancestral to several New World immigrants, including Audrey Barlow, Elizabeth Bosvile, and George, Giles, and Robert Brent.

1485 BCM/A/5/1/6 [1485] Contents: Maurice Berkeley, esquire, of Thornbury, and William Berkeley, knight, of Stoke Gifford. 28 Jan. 2 Ric. III An indenture made between Maurice and William for the marriage of Maurice, son and heir apparent of Maurice of Thornbury to marry Katherine, William’s daughter, at the nativity of St. John the Baptist [24 June], and that William shall pay to Maurice of Thornbury 40 marks, and Maurice son of Maurice shall stay with William until his full age. [Please quote SC645 at Berkeley Castle Muniments when requesting this file]

1489 One messuage called Hyndysplace in Lawrence Weston, with lands, meadows, and pastures belonging which 1. together with Hen. Polyn gent., Jn. Rome sen., Jn. Hoarte, Thos. Harpar, Jn. Henwod, Rich. Rome, Wm. Haynys, Wm. Edwardes, Jn. Stokes and Geo. Wellyngton now deceased had of the gift and feoffment of Wm. Large of Stoke Gifford, Glouc. yeoman. Dated 5 May 4 Hen. VII [1489]1. appoint as attorneys Thos. Horte and Jn. Rome

1504 D2700/SD/1/1 1504 Contents: Receipt for the fee farm rent of the rectory of Stoke Gifford, paid by John Colmore, chaplain, to Thomas Colman, prior of Little Malvern, Worcs. [110.1.29]

1506 Note Inquisition and return: Date to be returned: 21.6.1506. Executors of John Walssh: Robert Poyntz, knight, Arthur Kemys, William Freme, and Thomas Tyler. The Sheriff had replied to an earlier writ that on the day of the inquisition Richard Berkeley was seized in demesne of the manor of Uley [Berkeley Hundred, Glos.] of 10 messuages, 200 acres of land, 60 acres of meadow, and 100 acres of pasture in Uley; of the manor of Bradley [Berkeley Hundred], and of 20 messuages, 300 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, and 400 acres of pasture and 600 acres of woodland in Bradley; and the manor of Kings Weston [Berkeley Hundred], and the manor of Stoke Gifford [Henbury Hundred, Glos.], and of 20 messuages, 6 tofts, 300 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, and 400 acres of pasture in Stoke Gifford and Harristoke, worth £106 a year. He had no chattels in the bailiwick.

1524 Court rolls of Henbury, from Worcestershire County Record
Stoke Gyfford, The tithing-man presents for common fine due at this day, 4s. Od.
Mercy 2d. Item, he presents that Richard Bille (2d) is a common tranter of bread and ale.
And the common water-course at Whitelesyate under Le Parke corner Penalty against lies flooding by neglect by Juliana Baker. She is ordered to scour that water course by the next view under penalty of 6s. 8d.

1527 PROB 11/22 Will of George Shepwarde Gentleman Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.

1531 March John Barkeley, s. and h. of Richard Barkeley, of Stoke Gyfford, Glouc., deceased. Special livery to the said John and to Sir Humphrey Conyngesby, justice of the King’s Bench, Sir William Denys, Sir John Welshe, Sir Edward Wadham, Christopher Codryngton, Thomas Lucas, Edmund Wykys, and William Conyngesby, as trustees to the use of the said John, on all the possessions of the said Richard, the reversions of the manors of Stoke Gyfford and Little Stoke, held by Elizabeth, widow of the said Richard, in usu; and of a third part of the manors of Ewley Barwyke and Kyngys Norton, Glouc., held by the said Elizabeth in dowry, &c. Wesatm., 19 March 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 27.

1533 Nicholas Poyntz, knight, grandson and heir of Robert Poyntz, knight, grandson and heir of John Cookes. v. John Kemys gentleman, grandson and heir of Roger Kemys.: Two-thirds of the manor of Oldbury and messuages, land and rent there and in Stanley, Stoke Harris, Stoke Gifford, Framshewe (i.e. Frenchay ?) in Winterbourne, Lawford’s Gate [and] Barton [Regis].: Gloucester.

1540 Royal writ to the sheriff of Gloucester 44M69/C/790 1554,1540 Contents: Ordering him to distrain Maurice Berkeley esq. of Stoke Gifford, Glos., to the extent of 40s which he owes as fine for a case of trespass and contempt and 66s 8d for a case of trespass and contempt. The Sheriff is to bring the money or tallies from Maurice to the Exchequer on the morrow of Michaelmas (30 Sep 1544) Dated at Westminster 20 Jun 36 Henry [VIII] (1544)

1566 Manors of Stoke als Great Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke and Harry Stoke; capital messuage, manor and mansion house; Stoke park (120a.), Stapleton, where the manor house now stands; the Old Park (160a.) in Stoke, Stapleton, Horfield and Winterbourne; Walls Court Farm (200a.) in Stoke, Winterbourne and Filton; the Sheeaps Pasture and Lower Grounds (180a.)

1578 William, Bristol, Stoke Harris, co. Gloucester. To be bur. in Winterborne ; bequest to poor of Stoke Gifford

1580 Berkeley Family Estates D2700/MJ11/1/9 1580 1 Contents: Estreats of fines, heriots, pannage [K shelf 2/7]

1580 It appears that Filton was sold after Thomas Mallet’s death to George Moreton, who on 1 October 1580 mortgaged the manors of Stoke Harris and Filton and in 1584 conveyed them, together with the advowson of Filton, to Roger Revell.

1580 12148/1 1580 October 1 These documents are held at Bristol Record Office Contents: Mortgage by George Moreton, Eastewer (?), Kent, esq. to Sir Roger Manwood, John Leveson and Thomas Willowes: manors of Haarrys Stoke al Stoke harys and Filton, with appert.

1581 12148/2 1581 May 10 Contents: Assignment of mortgage and deed of further charge from Geo. Moreton and mortgagees to Sir Richard Berkeley of Stoke Gifford and Roger Revell, Redland, gent.: as No.1, with advowson of Filton church.

1588 PROB 11/72 Will of John Peerse Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.

1589 Crown Leases Record Summary Noke, William: The rectory of Stoke Gifford.

1592 William Botry, citizen and mercer of London. v. Robert Bassett and Anne, his wife, executrix and late the wife of George Shipward of Stoke Gifford, gentleman.: Debt of the said George for silks, viz. velvet, sateen and sarsenet, bought of complainant.: London, Gloucester.

1599 PROB 11/93 Will of John Lardge Yeoman Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.

1602 Christopher Dorney of Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire, yeoman v William Evans of Clement’s Inn, Middlesex, gentleman, attorney in Common Pleas. Common law suit against plaintiff, despite earlier agreement to compound for debt. Bill, answer. Short title: Dorney v Evans Covering dates 1602

1608 PROB 11/111 Will of Frauncys Reeve Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.

1612 D2700/MJ11/1/10 1612-1670 1 file Contents: ‘Presentments received from Mr Archard’ [Ka 1/5a]

1612 PROB 11/120 Will of Simon Hill Clerk Stoke Gifford, Somerset.

1615 D2700/QP11/1/1 1841-1846 1 bdl Contents: Agent’s tithe commutation papers and correspondence Includes abstract of title to tithes of Stoke and Stapleton (1615-1758);

1622 Includes marriage settlement of Sir Maurice Berkeley and Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Edward Coke,

1622 Appointment of bailiff and receiver of rents (Richard Hawkesworth, Alveston, gent)

1622 PROB 11/309 Will of Gyles Fry Yeoman Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.

1624 Br. Inv 1624/8 Inventory of John Beker, husbandman, Stoke Gifford.

1625 Lay Subsidy Roll : E179/116/488 Gloucestershire – 13 April 1625
Transcribed by Johan Winsser © 2004 © Crown Copyright

This Gloucestershire document is a certificate of assessment and individual assessment explicitly relating to the third collection in Berkeley division for the three subsidies granted to James I in 1624.
The original is in the custody of the Public Record Office, and further details of this, and similar documents may be found in the E179 Database. Please note that the original is in latin, so ‘Ricus’ = ‘Richard’, ‘Johes’ = ‘John’, &c.
Date of document: 13 April 1625
Date into Exchequer: 5 May 1625

Stoake Gifford
Morricus Berkely maili’
Gracia Greeves vid
Robtus Daverell
Thomas Dorney
Johes Strurages
Hugh’ Beames
Johes Taylor
Johes Hall
Rogers Warde
Robtus Lawford

1626 settlement before marriage of Sir Maurice Berkeley and Mary Tipping

1629 Online Document PROB 11/155 Will of Elizabeth Baylie or Baily Widow Stoke Harris, Gloucestershire . Will of Elizabeth Baylie or Baily Widow Stoke Harris, Gloucestershire Date: 1629.

1630 Baptism of Wm., son of Wm. Player, at Marshfield;

1630 Contents: Settlement on the marriage of Richard Berkeley of Stoke Gifford and Elizabeth Symes of Frampton Cotterell, Glos. relating to chattels only; draft deed relating to property at Stoke Gifford, Glos. a bond and three other papers concerning Frampton Cotterel. Parties: Symes, Berkeley, Hodges, Chester.

1630 Baptism of Wm., son of Wm. Player, at Marshfield;

1630 Agreement that no right of way from Winterbourne to Horfield exists through Walls Court Farm without the consent of Sir Maurice Berkeley.

1631 PROB 11/160 Will of John Hall Yeoman Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.

1633 declaration of the uses of a fine and recovery (1633)-1635; agreement that no right of way from Winterbourne to Horfield exists through Walls Court Farm without the consent of Sir Maurice Berkeley, 1630 (Sir Edw. Rodney; Rice Davis; Edw. Cox; Berkeley family)

1647 Information relating to document ref. no. D2700/NR1/8 a. in Harry Stoke Field als the Middle Field, Hambrook Includes pedigree of the Bayly family (1647)-1818; schedule of title deeds (1685)-1818 (Bayly family; Wm {William?} Maule; Duke of Beaufort] [110.2.24]. [Gloucestershire Archives, BADMINTON MUNIMENTS Date range: 1685 – 1819. Source: Access to Archives (A2A): not kept at The National Archives

1648 PROB 11/203 Will of John Chambers Husbandman Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire .

1648 Information relating to document ref. no. D2700/MJ10/2 Letter from Richard Berkeley to Sir Maurice Berkeley enclosing estate accounts, 2 Stapleton and one Harry Stoke court rolls, with pious exhortations concerning Sir Maurice Berkeley’s ‘troubles’ [K shelf 2/7]. [Gloucestershire Archives, BADMINTON MUNIMENTS Date: 1648. Source: Access to Archives (A2A): not kept at The National Archives

1649 D2700/MJ11/4/2 c.1649-1678 These documents are held at Gloucestershire Archives 9 Contents: Rentals of ‘all the Stokes’, c.1649, 1672-7; file of receipts, 1674-8 [Ka 1/5a]

1650 D2700/QP5/7 Sir Maurice Berkeley v. Agnes Hedges, widow about ploughing up meadow and pasture in the Manor of Harry Stoke which she holds by lease from Richard Berkeley his father for her life (she is now 76) [110.1.15, 18(misc.), 21] 1650-1651

1651 Settlement Bond Richard Attwood, tailor John Collings of Stoke Gifford, yeoman, for Richard Attwood and family. P/W/OP/17/8 1651 May 24

1651 PROB 11/218 Will of Oswald Jervis Taylor Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.

1652 D2700/QP2/2 1652/3 Contents: Valuation of ‘the yearly value of every man’s land in Stoke Gifford’ by the Surveyors for the county for the contribution, delivered to the Commissioners at Tetbury [K shelf 2/2(1); 504 M14 6]

1652 PROB 11/222 Will of William Strowd Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.

1653 D2700/NR1/7 1653-1744 32 Contents: Farm, Little Stoke (44a., field names, acreages)

1653 ? Manors of Great Stoke als Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke, Harry Stoke and Stapleton; Stoke House, the Dairy House and the Park; Rectory of Stoke Gifford; coal mines in Kingswood Chase; Ship-oyster House Farm (202a.); Walls Court Farm (210a.) farms (145a., 119a., and 68a.) in Stoke Gifford, Winterbourne, Mangotsfield and Filton; Parsonage House Farm, Stoke Gifford (104a.); farm, Stoke Gifford (95a.)

1654 PROB 11/237 Will of Richard Williams Cook Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.

1655 D2700/NR1/3 1653-1747 Contents: Includes probate of Sir Maurice Berkeley’s will, 1655;

1657 D2700/SD4/1 1657-1723 1 vol. Contents: Churchwardens’ and overseers’ accounts (very few churchwardens’ entries) Includes poor rate assessments and detailed disbursements; appointment of churchwardens and overseers [110.2.45]

1657 no title] D2700/QP5/12 1657-1664 Contents: Richard Berkeley: miscellaneous legal papers Includes dispute with his mother over her jointure lands in Stoke Gifford; satisfaction of a judgment obtained by Lawford against Sir Maurice Berkeley, 1657-9; bills for legal charges, c.1659-1664 [110.1.18(misc.); 110.1.21]

1657 PROB 11/267 Will of Richard Howell Husbandman Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire. Will of Richard Howell Husbandman Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire Date: 1657.

1659 D2700/NR1/3 1653-1747 Contents: schedule of Sir Maurice Berkeley’s debts and legacies, 1659; conveyance by the surviving trustee of Sir Maurice Berkeley’s will to George Berkeley,

1659 [no title] D2700/QP4/3/2 1659-1670 These documents are held at Gloucestershire Archives 4 Contents: Miscellaneous estate papers Including inventory of goods in house occupied by William Wickham, Harry Stoke, 1659 [504 M14 31(21)]

1659 Document Ref D2700/QP5/11
Title Richard Berkeley v. Jos. Dorney about a debt of £12 for non-payment of Stoke Gifford tithes

1660 D2700/QP8/2a/2 1648-1734 3 bdls Contents: Counterpart leases Includes lease to Richard Berkeley by his mother, Dame Mary Berkeley, of her jointure in Stoke House, Park and estate, reserving part of Stoke House for her own use, 1660 [Kc 1/3, 4, 12, 13; Kd 3/1b; Kd 3/2]

1661 D6623/5 (1661)-1879 Contents: Sherborne family of Westerleigh and Stoke Gifford,

1661 PROB 11/303 Will of Fraunces Berkeley Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.

1661 Br. Inv 1661/8 Inventory Alice Blanche, widow, Stoke Gifford.

1664 no title] D2700/MJ11/1/6 1661/2 – 1664 1 vol. Contents: Copy of court book made by Wm. Archard, steward [Ka 1/5a]

1664 Exchequer: King’s Remembrancer: (Series E179) E179/247/16 a regular source of income for the king. The tax to be levied was a twice-yearly charge of 1s. for every fire, hearth and stove within each ‘dwelling, or other house or edifice’, in England and Wales, including lodgings and chambers in the inns of court Date: 1664.

1665 PROB 11/249 Will of Sir Maurice Berkeley Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.

1666 PROB 11/321 Will of Thomas Tarr alias Herley Yeoman Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire Date: 1666.

1669 PROB 11/331 Will of Thomas Vidler Yeoman Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.

1669 PROB 11/329 Will of Agnes Fry Widow Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.

1669 Information relating to document ref. no. 1178/637 Mortgage from Richard Berkeley of Stoke Gifford, Glos., to Obadiah Webb of Horfield of land in the parish of Stapleton, Glos., 1669. Included, some acrimonious correspondence between the mortgagor’s grandson, Captain Obadiah Webb of Long Ashton, and the Date range: 1669 – 1726. Source: Access to Archives (A2A): not kept at The National Archives

1671 PROB 11/336 Will of John Collens Yeoman Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.

1672 Fee farm rent of £5 payable out of the Rectory of Stoke Gifford Includes abstract of title 1672)-1820 (Earl of Ilchester; Duke of Beaufort)

1672 D2700/MJ11/4/1 1672 1 Contents: Appointment of bailiff and receiver of rents (Richard Hawkesworth, Alveston, gent) [Ka 3/4]

1676 PROB 11/351 Will of Sarah Collins Widow Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.

1683 D5090/16 17th cent.-19th cent Contents: ‘Sundry notes on Players, Staurges, etc.’ Include lists of dates of births, marriages and deaths; also anecdotes about Jos. Sturge of Gaunts Earthcott, Thornbury, and his family (16th cent.), recorded 19th cent.; details of Wm. Player, born at Marshfield in 1660, who became a Quaker minister and was imprisoned in Salisbury in 1683. In original bundle Original bundle order

1683 D2700/ON2/4 1683-1898 Includes settlement before marriage of George

1683 D2700/ON2/4 Berkeley and the Hon. Jane Berkeley, 1683;

1683 D2700/ON2/4 schedules of title deeds (1683)-1861;

1685 schedule of title deeds (1685)-1818 (Bayly family; Wm Maule; Duke of Beaufort]

1685 D2700/ON2/4 probate of the will of George Berkeley, 1685;

1686 Certificate of marriage at Quaker meeting [in Frenchay] between Jn. Player of Grittleton (Wilts.) and Mary, daughter of Wm. Millett of Stoke Gifford (signatures of witnesses subscribed);

1686 D2700/ON2/4 recovery, 1686;

1686 D2700/NR1/24 1686-1729 Contents: Burdown als Twelve Acres Close (7a.); the Marl Pits als New Tyning (4a.); 1½a. meadow

1686 D2700/NR1/24 1686-1729 Includes abstract of title (1686)-1729; 1686 865/153   1686 Certified copy mortgage (1653) and release and marriage settlement (1656) relating to Kemys house and various lands in Stoke Harris in Stoke Gifford (Glos.). Parties: Berkeley, Vickris, Symes. 1687 List of birth dates of Jn. and Mary Player’s children;

1687 (1687-99) list of birth dates of Jn. and Mary Player’s children;

1688 D2700/NR1/24 1686-1729 settlement before marriage of Wm Knapp, Stoke Gifford, yeoman, and Elizabeth Thomas, Horfield, spinster, 1688 (Harford family; Wm Knapp; Jn Berkeley) [Ka 2/8]

1690 D2700/NR1/7 1653-1744 Includes copy Will of Thomas Lawford, Lt. Stoke, yeoman, dated 1690;

1700 D5090/15 late 17th/early 18th cent Contents: Will of Isaac Millett of Stoke Gifford, yeoman Refers to property in Frampton Cotterell

1705 PROB 11/480 Will of Robert Lawford Yeoman Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.

1708 D5090/20 1708/9 Contents: Note signed by Jn. Player and two others referring to Valentine [H]ewse [i.e. Hughes?] of Stoke Gifford, too old and sick to maintain his family without parish relief (“wee…doth alow that [he] shall sill alle [? sell all] in Stoke Gifford”)

1711 D2700/NR1/7 1653-1744 probate of Will of Daniel Lawford, Stoke Gifford, gent, 1711;

1712 PROB 11/526 Will of Daniel Lawford Gentleman Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.

1717 D2700/ON2/4 estate settlement, 1717;

1718 D2700/SD2/1 1718 Related information: [See also ESTATE MANAGEMENT: STOKE AND STAPLETON, LEGAL ‘Stoke Gifford tithes’ (Gloucestershire Record Office D2700/QP5/17)] Contents: Deed of consecration of the churchyard [Kb2/4]

1720 Exchequer: King’s Remembrancer: Depositions taken by Commission E 134/7Geo1…Worrell, Matthew Knapp, John Berkeley.: Rectory of Winterborne, and the parishes of Winterborne and Stoke Gifford, in the county of Gloucester, and the hamlet or tithing of Stoke Harris alias Harry Stoke, “in the said parish of Stoke Gifford and tithing Date range: 1720 – 1721.

1720 ‘Stoke Gifford tithes’ William Cary, Rector of Winterbourne, v. John Berkeley and others, claiming that a moiety of the tithes of Harry Stoke hamlet belong to Winterbourne ‘where the inhabitants of Harry Stoke have buried their dead’ because Stoke Gifford churchyard was not consecrated until 1718. Berkeley argued that the tithes were not an endowment, but paid only for the burial facility, and have therefore ceased since the consecration of Stoke Gifford which is now used instead

1720 D2700/QP1/4 c. 1720 Contents: Survey endorsed ‘the survey of Joseph Millet’s farm bought last summer’, Stoke Gifford [K shelf 2/7]

1721 William Worrell, Matthew Knapp, John Berkeley, esquire. v. Richard Bayley, Thomas Bayley, Charles Bayley, Thomas Simmons, Arthur Tucker.: Rectory and parish of Winterborne, in the county of Gloucester, the parish and manor of Stoke Gifford, the hamlet of Stoke Harris alias Harry Stoke, the defendant Knapp’s farm at Great Stoke called” Wallscourt,” the hamlet of Hambrook, and the tithing of Mangotsfled. Metes and bounds, &c., Tithes.: Bristol; Gloucester.

1722 D2700/SD4/2 1722-1752 1 vol. Contents: Overseers’ accounts (receipts and disbursements) Includes poor rate assessments; appointment of churchwardens and overseers; detailed disbursements including irons for the whipping post, 1744 At front: inventories of furniture in the Church House [Press F]

1723 D5090/5 1723 Contents: Assignment of leasehold property (not specified) by Jn, Player of Stoke Gifford to his son, Jacob (copy)

1723 Certificate of marriage at Quaker meeting in Bath between Jacob Player of Stoke Gifford and Mary, daughter of Jn. Ashford of Portishead (Som.) (signatures of witnesses subscribed);

1723 Mary Player’s marriage vow;

1725 Document Ref D2700/QP3/9/57
Title Vouchers for parish rates, taxes, and tithes
Includes copy agreement (1725) for payment of tithes by tenants of manor of Stoke Gifford; tithe accounts c. 1730 (Stone Meadow)

1725 ‘A map of Stoke Gifford the seat of John Berkeley, Esq., with the manors of Great Stoke, Harry Stoke and Little Stoke…1725’ Shows whole parish; Stoke Park, field names, roads, woods, buildings in elevation Ornamental drawing of a stag hunt Surveyor: J[ohn] Vaston Scale: 6 chains: 1″ (13.3″: 1 mile) Size: 27″ by 59½”; ink and watercolour on parchment

1726 D2700/QP8/2a/4 1715-1752 11 Contents: Deeds relating to leasehold property Includes settlement before marriage of Thos Blackwell and Martha Millett, 1726; copy will of Francis Blackwell, Stoke Gifford, yeoman, dated 1736 [Kc 1/6-9]

1730 Will of Jn. Player of Stoke Gifford, yeoman;

1735- 1750 Bishop Benson’s Survey of the diocese. Richard Berkley of Stoke Gifford left a house and land for (C adornment)  repair and adornment of the church  [ worth ] £ 2 per annum.

1731 AC/WH/12/4/i-ix 1731/2 January 25 Contents: Copy deed to lead the uses of a fine and recovery 4) Alexander Quick of Burrington, gent. Manors of Winterbourne and Hambrooke, Winterbourne Court, 200 acres demesne lands and land in Frenchay, Frampton, Moore End, Down End, Mangotsfield, Hampton, Patchway, Stoke Gifford, Pucklechurch, Wickwick, Acton and Westerliegh

1733 D2700/QP1/5 1733-1779 Contents: Survey of part of the manors of Stoke Gifford and Stapleton ‘showing how it is at present divided into the several farms and tenements’, by William Llewellin, 1733; annotated by Silas Blandford (steward) to 1779 At front: Blandford’s memoranda, 1748-1761 [Press F]

1736 PROBATE CAUSES GDR/B4/2 [n.d.] Little Stoke copy will of Grace Lawford, Stoke Gifford, widow, proved 1736; GDR/B4/2/L 29

1736 D2700/NR1/7 1653-1744 copy Will of Grace Lawford, Stoke Gifford, widow, proved 1736;

1736 D2700/QP8/2a/4 1715-1752 11 Contents: Deeds relating to leasehold property Includes copy will of Francis Blackwell, Stoke Gifford, yeoman, dated 1736 [Kc 1/6-9]

1736 D2700/P26/9 1736/7 Related information: [See also FAMILY: Lady Hereford as executor] Contents: Probate of the will of John Berkeley, Stoke Gifford, Esq., dated 1735 [Ld 1/8]

1737 PROB 11/681 Will of John Berkeley Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire. Will of John Berkeley Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire Date: 1737.

1742 D2700/SD4/8 1742-1789 10 Contents: Bastardy bonds, orders, warrants [110.1.18(misc)]

1742 PROB 11/722 Will of The Right Honourable Elizabeth Lady Viscountess Hereford or The Lady Elizabeth Viscountess Hereford Widow Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire. Will of The Right Honourable Elizabeth Lady Viscountess Hereford or The Lady Elizabeth Viscountess Hereford Date: 1742.

1743 baptism of Mary, daughter of Jn. and Ara Millett of Stoke Gifford;

1743 Samuel FRY of Almondsbury, yeoman, surviving trustees of John HARRIS of Little Stoke, Stoke Gifford, yeoman, deceased)

1743 REMOVAL ORDERS TO FRAMPTON COTTERELL [no ref. or date] From Stoke Gifford: Elizabeth Withers, single woman. Robert Cann (S) Edward Southwell (S), J.P.’s. P/FC/OP/3/1 1-6-1743

1743 D2700/QP8/2a/5 1743 1 Contents: Lease by Thos Bayley to Norborne Berkeley of an unspecified estate in Stoke [Ka 1/9c]

1743 Baptism of Mary, daughter of Jn. and Ara Millett of Stoke Gifford;

1744 Little Stoke receipt for a cider mill in the mill house on the farm.

1747 D2700/ON2/4 recoveries, 1747, 1776;

1751 D2700/SD4/6 1751 2 Contents: Copy poor rate expenditure and assessments, 1747-1750 (totals only) [110.1.18(misc)]

1752 Hannah Penny, a poor child aged 11, by William Millet and Stephen Stout, churchwardens, and W.M. and Thomas Denby, overseers of F.C., to Hugh Parker, butcher of Stoke Gifford, until H.P. is 21, to be taught butchery. Hugh Parker (S) (No. 11), W.M. (S), S.S. (S), T.D. (S) (no. 12). Witnessed by Jane Millet (S), George Becher (S). P/FC/OP/5/11-12 29 May 1752

1753 D2700/SD4/3 1753 1 vol., 10 Related information: [And referred to in the estate cash books as ‘Stoke parish day book’ or ‘parish poor account’ see ESTATE MANAGEMENT: STOKE AND STAPLETON, Accounts, especially ‘Church and poor account’ vouchers and estate vouchers, cash books, ‘day books’ and 1771 rental] Contents: ‘The particulars of the church and poor account for the year 1753’, and vouchers At end reversed: disbursements on the church account Kept by Silas Blandford Includes receipts for work done by the poor (spinning etc.), detailed disbursements, including ‘extraordinary disbursements by master’s orders’; Norborne Berkeley’s account includes spelling book, prayer books, ‘Whole duty of man’, teaching children to spin, pair of spectacles, large quantities of provisions, wine, spirits, tobacco and clothing [110.1.18(misc)]

1757 D2700/SD2/2 1757 2 vols, 1 Contents: Terrier of Stoke parish and account of the modus’s payable for vicarial tithes, agreed to by the vicar, churchwardens, owners and occupiers at a parish meeting, signed by the vicar, churchwardens, Norborne Berkeley and other owners and occupiers; and draft (incomplete) [Press F; 110.2.72; 110.1.18(misc)]

1757 D2700/SD4/7 1757-1789 15 Contents: Settlement orders (1757-1769) and examinations and related papers (1761-1789) [110.1.18(misc)]

1757 37890/6 1757 December 20 Contents: Marriage Settlement 1. John Player of Ross 2. Mary Fisher of Bristol 3. John Player of Stoke Gifford 4. George Fisher of Bristol Premises: a house in Ross

1759 Silas Blandford’s papers: warrants and papers relating to distraint on Jacob Player, Stoke Gifford, (a Quaker) for tithes; inventory of goods and chattels of Jn Daniel, the Golden Hart, Stoke, 1759;

1759 Silas Blandford’s papers: inventory of goods and chattels of Jn Daniel, the Golden Hart, Stoke, 1759;

1759 D2700/SD4/9 1759-1780 4 Contents: Apprenticeship indentures [110.1.18(misc)]

1759 Document Ref D2700/QP3/9/59
Title Vouchers for tithes, taxes, and parish rates, Stoke Gifford
[Kd 2/4] Date 1759-1776

1763 Jn. Player of Stoke Gifford: Drafts of his ‘observations’ on geology in Gloucestershire, and diagram of strata, 1763 and 1765, with letter to Jn. Player at Tockington from Chas. J. Harford at Stapleton commenting on Player’s geological studies, 1801;Correspondence between Jn. Player at Stoke Gifford and Peter Collinson in London about geology, fossils, and also discoveries in tanning leather, 1765-68 (include comments on age of the great chestnut tree in Lord Ducie’s garden at Tortworth, 1765; list of elephants’ teeth and bones sent from Philadelphia in 1767, 1768). In original bundles. Original bundle order

1764 D2700/SD4/4 1764-1767 1 vol., 1 Contents: ‘Stoke poor house book’ Theophila Chinn’s als Brown’s receipts for spinning etc., and disbursements – provisions, clothing, tobacco etc. [110.1. 18 (misc)]

1766 Will of Jacob Player of Stoke Gifford;

1767 D2700/SD4/5 1767-1773 2 vols, 4 Related information: [See also ESTATE MANAGEMENT: STOKE AND STAPLETON, Miscellaneous accounts: spinning and baking accounts and vouchers] Contents: Stoke poor house books: Theophila Chinn’s and Betty Hunt’s receipts and disbursements [110.2.1 (box 1)]

1768 Information relating to document ref. no. AC/WH/11/1/a-c Lease and copy co.part for 99 years on 3 lives 1) Right Hon. […] Norborne Lord Botetourt, by Silas Blandford of Stoke Gifford, Glos. gent, his attorney 2) George Tyler, sen. of St. George’s Glos. coal driver Cottage in Kingswood near Row Yeat, with 6 Date: 1768. Source: Access to Archives (A2A): not kept at The National Archives

1768 Document Ref D2700/QP15/9
Title ‘A map of the seat belonging to His Excellency Lord Botetourt at Stoke Gifford…surveyed…1768 by Jonas Blandford’ Shows Stoke House and outbuildings in elevation, Park, woods and plantations, roads and wood walks, mill pond, stone quarry, lime kiln, contours shaded Reference table: field and wood names, acreages
Scale: 4 chains : 1″ (20″: 1 mile) Size: 25″ by 32″ Ink and watercolour on parchment

1769 D2700/QP3/9/28 1769-1770 Contents: Estate vouchers, including farming, woods and gardens Includes coach hire for Thomas Jeffries embarking for Virginia, Jan. 1769; copy probate inventory of Thomas Smith, deceased, Stoke Gifford, gardener, and copy administration of his effects [110.1.18]

1770 D2700/SD4/10 1770 2 Contents: Appointments of overseers (warrants) [110.1.18(misc)]

1774 PLAYER FAMILY STOKE GIFFORD D5090/4 1691-1798 Contents: Leases, etc., for messuages and lands in Clevedon (Somerset) Include assignment of Burnt House and lands (16a.) in trust for Jn. Player of Stoke Gifford, 1773; limited administration of estate of Jn. Hartnell, 1774 ; deed of exchange of lands between Sir Abraham Elton and Jn. Player of Tockington, 1798

1775 certificate of marriage at Quaker meeting in Lawrence Weston of Jn. Player of Stoke Gifford and Mary Millett (signatures of witnesses subscribed);

1776 births of Jn. and Mary Player’s children at Stoke Gifford;

1777 PLAYER FAMILY STOKE GIFFORD D5090/9 1777-1784 1 small vol. Contents: Cash accounts for wages and memoranda about agreements for dairymaids and other female servants With note at front “my wife’s payments and agreements” [? Mary, wife of Jn. Player of Stoke Gifford]

1779 Includes copy settlement before marriage of Francis Milaman, Westminster, M.D., and Frances Hart, Stapleton, spinster, 1779;

1779 certificate of redemption of land tax (including Stanley Farm, Winterbourne), 1799

1780 Iron Acton – Inclosure award Q/RI/1 to 1 mile Size: 32 x 26 inches Commissioners: John Watts of Sulglave, Northants, John Player (a professed Quaker) of Stoke Gifford, Glos, Bathurst Lewis of Cirencester [apparently did not act] Surveyors: William White of Bristol Award: 1780 (original enrolled Date: 1780. Source: Access to Archives (A2A): not kept at The National Archives

1781 PROB 11/1076 Will of William Jones Yeoman Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire. Will of William Jones Yeoman Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire Date: 1781.

1782 PROB 11/1095 Will of Silas Blandford Yeoman Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire . Will of Silas Blandford Yeoman Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire Date: 1782.

1783 [no title] D2700/MJ11/4/4 1783-1806 These documents are held at Gloucestershire Archives 6 Contents: Gamekeepers’ deputations, Stoke and Stapleton manors, and related papers [110.1.18; 110.2.44]

1784 D2700/SD5/1 1784 1 Contents: Summons – Thomas Caroom, Harry Stoke, for having killed a pointer belonging to Jonas Blandford [110.1.18(misc)]

1788 THOS. HAMMOND FOXCROFT DD\RG/89 1788-1806 17 docts. Contents: Appointments to ecclesiastical position, mainly involving benefices of Beauchamp Roding [co. Essex] & Stoke Gifford [co. Glouc.]

1789 38640/9 1789 April 11 1 doct. Contents: Marriage settlement Parties: 1. Ann Charmbury 2. William Turner of Stoke Gifford, gent. 3. John Huddlestone and Lamrock Flower, trustees of the will of James Charmbury 4. John Webb and Edward Dyer Premises: Ten acres of land at Waattons Hill, Westerleigh, and two sums of £150

1790 plan of Stanley Farm, (Winterbourne and Filton), by J. Sturge, 1790;

1791 PROB 11/1205 Will of William Iles Farmer Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire . Will of William Iles Farmer Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire Date: 1791.

1793 D2700/SD2/3 1793 2 Contents: ‘Papers relating to the augmentation of Stoke living’ (4th Duchess’s hand) Includes copy of the Bishop of Bristol’s commission and queries annexed about the augmentation of the living [110.1.18(misc)]

1798 PLAYER FAMILY STOKE GIFFORD D5090/4 1691-1798 Contents: Leases, etc., for messuages and lands in Clevedon (Somerset) Include assignment of Burnt House and lands (16a.) in trust for Jn. Player of Stoke Gifford, 1773; limited administration of estate of Jn. Hartnell, 1774 ; deed of exchange of lands between Sir Abraham Elton and Jn. Player of Tockington, 1798

1798 PROB 11/1309 Will of William Bawn Yeoman Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire. Will of William Bawn Yeoman Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire Date: 1798.

1799 D2700/ON2/4 conveyance to the 5th Duke under the will of Lord Botetourt, 1799;

1799 D2700/NR1/13 1759-1898
Contents: plan of Stanley Farm, (Winterbourne and Filton), by J. Sturge, 1790;

1801 Pop., in 1801. 441.

1802 PROB 11/1372 Will of William Turner Gentleman Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire. Will of William Turner Gentleman Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire Date: 1802.

1803 D2700/ON2/4 office copy of special probate of will and codicils of 5th Duke.

1803 IR 26/294 Will of Edward Gunter Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire . Proved in the Court of Bristol.

1805 D2700/ON2/4 counsel’s opinions, 1805-13;

1805 AC/WH/21/3 1805 January 20 Contents: Copy indenture of fine Querent: Edward Bigg Deforciants: Sir Francis Milman, Bart, and Frances his wife Messuages and land in Stapleton, Winterbourne, Stoke Gifford, Hambrook Filton, Bedminster, Long Ashton, St. Peter’s Fine: £920

1806 IR 26/295 Will of Mary Stephens Widow Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire . Proved in the Court of Bristol.

1811 baptism of Wm. Jn., son of Jn. and Eliz. Player, at Elberton (copied in 1851)

1812 Document Ref D2700/QP1/7
Title Survey and valuation of the Stoke Gifford estate (including Stapleton), by R.H. Wyatt
Includes plan reference, tenant, property, state of cultivation, quantity, yearly value, remarks on condition of buildings, improvements needed, etc.; later annotations

1814 D2700/QP1/9 1814 Contents: Survey and valuation of the manor of Stoke Gifford Annotated by the Badminton Agent to c. 1835

1817 Order by Stephen Cave and John Parker, J.P.’s, that William Parker, labourer of Stoke Gifford, father of female bastard child of Ann Prigg, single woman of F.C., pay to churchwardens and overseers of F.C. £3 2s. and 2s. 0d. weekly and Ann Prigg 1s. 0d. weekly, if child becomes chargeable to parish. P/FC/OP/6/36 23rd October, 1817

1818 Bristol turnpike roads (Division B) Q/RUm/62/2 1818 These documents are held at Gloucestershire Archives Contents includes: Stoke Gifford, Harry Stoke [in Stoke Gifford],

1819 PLAYER FAMILY STOKE GIFFORD D5090/10 1819-1820 Contents: Farmer’s diary recording (briefly) weather conditions and tasks carried out by male and female labourers (forenames only given)

1827 Charities, in 1827, £37 3s. 8d. per annum, part of which was paid to the parishes of Winterborne, Filton, and Aldmondsbury.

1828 Removal orders from Olveston [no ref. or date] Sarah Morgan, wife of Thomas, and sons Thomas aged c.2½ and Samuel aged c.1, to Stoke Gifford, co. Glos. P/OV/OP/11/64 1828 May 8 1 doct.

1829 PLAYER FAMILY STOKE GIFFORD D5090/6 1829 Contents: Letters referring to transfer of deeds for Jn. Player’s Tockington estate, 1829 and n.d. [the second letter, although undated, appears to be related]

1829 17 September 1829 George Browne Using a gun and a dog to kill game in Stoke Gifford, when not qualified H W Newman, JP at Lawford’s Gate Sessions Room. James Howell, informer. William Merrick, witness. Pleaded not guilty. Fined £5. Crime committed Thursday 3 September 1829

1829 PROB 11/1754 Will of Benjamin Dowling Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire.

1829 PROB 11/1752 Will of The Most Noble Elizabeth Duchess of Beaufort Widow, Dowager Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire.

1830 PROB 11/1767 Will of Isaac Witchell Yeoman Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire.

1834 17 June 1834 [partly printed form] Isaac Willcox, yeoman of Stoke Gifford, Barton Regis Using a dog to kill game, without obtaining the required certificate J Parker, JP and H W Newman, JP at Lawford’s Gate Sessions room, Commissioners for assessed taxes. Fined £10. [Date of crime not given]

1836 copy of Frances Milman, widow, proved 1836; burial certificates, Milman family,

1836 PROB 11/1863 Will of John Park Farmer Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire.

1838 PROB 11/1889 Will of Henry Andrews Gentleman Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire. W

1838 Poor rates, in 1838, £212 7s. Acres 2,070. Houses 78. A. P. £2,880.

1839 PROB 11/1909 Will of Christian Anstey Widow Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire.

1840 PLAYER FAMILY STOKE GIFFORD D5090/11 1840 Contents: Voucher for timber bought from the Misses Player of Tockington by Thos. Jarratt

1841? STOKE-GIFFORD, a parish in the upper division of the hund. of Henbury, union of Clifton, county of Gloucester ; 5 miles north-north-east of Bristol. Living, a discharged vicarage, formerly in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Bristol, now in the dio. of Gloucester and Bristol ; rated at £6, returned at £140; gross income £60. Patron, in 1841, the Duke of Beaufort. Here are 3 daily schools. Charities, in 1827, £37 3s. 8d. per annum, part of which was paid to the parishes of Winterborne, Filton, and Aldmondsbury. Poor rates, in ia38, £212 7s. Acres 2,070. Houses 78. A. P. £2,880. Pop., in 1801.  281;

1842 D2700/QP11/1/1 1841-1846 1 bdl Contents: copy tithe apportionment, 1842; Duke’s declaration re merging rent-charge in freehold [Fd 2/10; Box H bdl 3]

1843 D2700/QP11/1/2 1843 1 Contents: ‘Map of the parish of Stoke Gifford and lands in the parishes of Winterbourne, Filton and Stapleton… the property of His Grace the Duke of Beaufort’ Copy tithe map (Tithe Commissioners’ stamp) Surveyor: D. Horwood, Bristol Scale: 6 chains: 1″ (13.3″: 1 mile) Size: 30″ by 45″ Ink and watercolour on paper, mounted [Map 51a]

1844 conveyances of Stanley Farm, 1844,

1844 PROB 11/1991 Will of Hester Emerson otherwise Emmerson Wife Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire.  Date: 1844.

1846 D2700/QP11/1/4 (1846) 2 Contents: Copy ‘Plan of titheable lands in the parish of Stoke Gifford’ and copy tithe apportionment of unmerged rent charge; and tracing Shows small area of parish only Surveyor: Robert K. Dawson Scale: 6 chains: 1″ (13.3″; 1 mile) Size: 19″ by 30″ [Map 52a]

1846 PROB 11/2035 Will of William Builder Yeoman Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire Date: 1846.

1847 PROB 11/2051 Will of John Parker Farmer Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire Date: 1847.

1848 PROB 11/2082 Will of Christian House Widow Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire. Date: 1848.

1850 D2700/QP1/12 c.1850-c.1864 Contents: Particulars of farms belonging to the Stoke Gifford estate Includes map references, tenants, field names, acreages, state of cultivation, rent; also includes plans of Kingswood Lodge Farm and Ridgeway Farm, both noted as sold (c.1864) [Box C bay C]

1855 PROB 11/2207 Will of Lucy Wilcox Spinster Stoke Gifford , Gloucestershire . Gloucestershire Date: 1855.

1856 Document Ref D2700/QP4/7/8
Title Badminton agent’s correspondence and papers
Includes trial bores for iron ore, 1872;

1856 Document Ref D2700/QP15/17
Title ‘Plan of house and homestead situate at Stoke Gifford occupied by Mr. Benm Wilcox’
Ground plan of outbuildings
Surveyor: Fred. Greenway, Downend Scale: approx. 27′: 1″ Size: 17½” by 23″ Ink and watercolour on paper
[Map 63] Date 1856

1857 PROB 11/2256 Will of Elizabeth Brathwaite Spinster Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire. Date: 1857.

1860 Summers, Thomas Official Number: 96644 Place of Birth: Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire Date 03 August 1860 Catalogue reference ADM 188/108links to the Catalogue Dept Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies Series Admiralty: Royal Navy Registers of Seamen’s Services

1860 Document Ref D2700/QP15/19
Title ‘Map of an estate in the parishes of Winterbourne, Stapleton and Stoke Gifford…the property of His Grace the Duke of Beaufort and Thomas Proctor, Esq.’ Shows Barn Farm and Walls Court Farm; fields, buildings in block plan, roads, ponds, Bristol and S. Wales Railway Surveyor: Geo. C. Ashmead, Bristol Scale: 3 chains: 1″ (26.6″: 1 mile)
Size: 39″ by 49″; ink and w.colour on paper, mounted [Map 52]

1861 19a. 30p., Stoke Gifford and Filton, conveyed to the Bristol and South Wales Union Railway

1861 William Slade, Stoke Gifford. Railway worker CO1/I/7/B/8 04.04.1861 3 docs Contents: Accidental death (struck by wagon) J,V,E

1861 Sgt. Browning re death of man, name unknown, aged 28, Stoke Gifford. Labourer – railway navvy CO1/N/7/A/43 01.04.1861

1861 D2700/ON2/4 Thompson family burial certificates[110.2.62-65; Fd 2/11, 3/7; F shelf 2/12, 12a; Box 52 bdl 3]

1861 STOKE, GIFFORD, par. England, upper div. hund. Henbury, co. Gloucester. Acres, 2070. Real prop. £2880. Pop. 441. Bristol (P. T. 114). Liv. a disch. vie. in dioc. Bristol. Ann. val. £140. Here is an endowed school for the children of this and three other parishes, and also a charitv school.

1863 D2700/ON2/4 abstracts of title (1683)-1816;

1864 Sgt. Browning re Elisa Price, aged 1yr 3mths, Stoke Gifford CO1/N/10/A/36 14.03.1864 CO1/I/10/B/2 15.03.1864 Accidental death (burns)

1865 Inquest files CO1/I [n.d.] Edwin Ogbourn aged 8 months, Stoke Gifford CO1/I/1/C/13 01.10.1855 3 docs Contents:

1867 Apprenticeship Indentures and related papers George Nowell son of Giles and Elizabeth to George Luton of Stoke Gifford. CARPENTER and WHEELWRIGHT, For 4 Years. P/W/OP/15/241 1867 Oct 14

1870 John Bailey, infant, Stoke Gifford CO1/I/16/D/22 24.12.1870 Accidental death (suffocation)

1870 Gloucestershire Archives Records of the Coroner for the Lower Division Isaac Winstone, Stoke Gifford CO1/I/16/D/10 16.11.1870 Contents: Visitation of God (serious epilepsy)

1870 Sgt. Monk re John Bailey, aged 4 months, Stoke Gifford CO1/N/16/D/46 21.12.1870

1870 Sgt. Monk re Isaac Winstone, aged 65, Stoke Gifford. Labourer CO1/N/16/D/22 14.11.1870

1872 Includes trial bores for iron ore, 1872;

1873 PLAYER FAMILY STOKE GIFFORD D5090/7 1873 Contents: Letter to [Jn.] Player from solicitors in Swansea referring to lease of Clydach foundry (Glamorgan)

1875 Apprenticeship Indentures and related papers P/W/OP/15 [n.d.] Alfred Gibbs 13,son of Albert, labourer to Francis Cam of Stoke Gifford, CARPENTER and WHEELWRIGHT, For 6 Years. P/W/OP/15/246 1875 July 6 Teething convulsions

1878 PLAYER FAMILY STOKE GIFFORD D5090/12 1878, nd Contents: Schedule of bonds, 1878; note of stock held by Jn. Player, n.d. [early 19th cent.?]

1879 Purchase of rent charge payable to the Trustees of Bristol Municipal Charities out of Stanley Farm, by Duke of Beaufort

1880 Document Ref D2700/QP4/7/8
Title Badminton agent’s correspondence and papers
Correspondence with Admiral Close, lessee of Stoke Park, 1880-1894 about alterations and repairs, sport, politics, involvement in parish disputes, and disputes between Duke and his tenants – Close given notice to quit; proposed benefaction to Stoke Gifford living, 1888

1885 Includes Inclosure Commissioners’ Order of Exchange, lands in Frenchay and Filton, 1861; schedule of title deeds (1777)-1861; agreement about Walls Court Farm, 1861

1885 Land for widening railway, Stoke Gifford (Duke of Beaufort; Bristol and South Wales Union Railway)

1885 Wigmore, Henry Thomas Official Number: J61591 Place of Birth: Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire Date 10 August 1885 Catalogue reference ADM 188/770links to the Catalogue Dept Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies Series Admiralty: Royal Navy Registers of Seamen’s Services Piece

1885 ADM 188/770 Name Wigmore Henry Thomas J61591 Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire . Name Wigmore Henry Thomas J61591 Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire Date: 1885.

1886 Order of exchange, 1a. land, Stoke Gifford (Duke of Beaufort; Revd N. Tibbits)

1892 Badminton agent’s correspondence and papers relating to Stoke church restoration Includes copy of architect’s report, 1892, and résumé of his (E.H. Lingen Barker) career; proceedings of Restoration Committee; correspondence with Admiral Close (Chairman) and with incumbent -(dispute between Close and supporters (Duke’s tenant farmers) and incumbent and Duke and their supporters over how restoration was to be managed, and by whom, and over proposed pulling down of the vestry called ‘the Duchess’s Room’. Close also involved in dispute over management of Stoke Gifford school, 1894. Close and the farmers who supported him were given notice to quit by the Duke for stirring up trouble in the parish and insulting the Duke)

1894 D2700/ON2/4 1683-1898 Deeds relating to the mortgage to the Equitable Life Office (£35,460), 1894, transferred to the Prudential Assurance Co., 1898, on the former Berkeley estates in Stoke Gifford, Stapleton, Winterbourne and Filton

1895 Name Phillips, Sidney Thomas Official Number: K30992 Place of Birth: Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire Date 13 June 1895 Catalogue reference

1895 ADM 188/928 Name Phillips Sidney Thomas K30992 Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire . Name Phillips Sidney Thomas K30992 Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire Date: 1895.

1896 Document Ref D2700/QP1/14
Title Terrier of the Duke of Beaufort’s estates in Stoke Gifford, Filton, Stapleton and Winterbourne, with O.S. and plan references, tenant, description, and quantity, by J.P. Sturge & Sons, Bristol

1898 Field Farm, Stoke Gifford (17a.) (Duke of Beaufort; Messrs L. Pearson & Son, Ltd.)

1900 D2700/QP12/2/8 1900 Contents: Licence to bore for coal in Stoke Gifford, and agreement for grant of a mining lease [107]

1904 O.S. map showing most of Horfield parish, Stoke Park, Harry Stoke and Frenchay.&… [Bristol Record Office, Holy Trinity, Horfield] Date: 1904. Source: Access to Archives (A2A): not kept at The National Archives

1920 2515/409/0347 ms 1920 Contents: Subject No. 4 [see fonds level scope] Stoke Gifford: Workshop & Grease House Linen Backed Print

1950 DA 38/712/1 [1950]-1968 Related information: See also DA 38/701/8/1-2 Contents: Aerial black and white photographs showing the development of Filton Airfield Includes views of local roads and housing at Filton and surrounding parishes including Stoke Gifford, Winterbourne and Almondsbury, [1950] -1968; and view of the proposed runway and flight path to be used by the ‘Concorde’ aeroplane, 1968 Also includes a plan of the East-West and North East-South West runways of Filton Airfield produced by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC), 1966

1961 Sale particulars of Stoke Hill Farm, Stoke Gifford

1963 National Coal Board: Minute Series, Collieries COAL 77/1204 Colliery Closure Formation: Harry Stoke Colliery . Colliery Closure Formation: Harry Stoke Colliery National Coal Board: Minute Series, Collieries Date: 1963. Source: The Catalogue of The National Archives

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