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Among Norman Hidden's papers was the following collection of notes on "Three Acres in Charnham Street":

On 20 June 1565 George Hidden, described as "Georgius Lydesdale als Georgius Hidden de Hidden in co. Berks yeoman filius Johis Lydesdale," grants a piece of land to John Wrenn, tanner of Hungerford. This land is variously defined in documents at the Berkshire County Record Office.

In the 1565 grant it is "omnia ilia tres acras terre arrabilis quo prefatus Johis Lydesdale pater meus nuper perquis[ivit] de Johanne White de Undewes in parochia de Hungerford in Com. Wilts et simul iacentes in communis campis vocat Charnefeld in dicto Com. inter terram Georgii Essex armiger ex una parte et terra Decani et Capitali de Wyndsor ex altera parte et abuttat super terr vocata le Lady land versus occidentem ex alia parte quequidem tres acras terre arrabilis descendabant mihi pref. Georgi Lydesdale per donacione ultimi voluntate predict! Johis Lydesdale patris mei." (H/TQ1).

On 6 June 1579 George Hidden quitclaims the lands to John Wrenn and the lands are defined as: "one plot of arable land by estimation 3 acres more or less, situate altogether in a field in the parish of Hungerford, Co. Wilts called the Homefield als Charnham Field and which extends on the east and west to the land called Chantry land, and to the land called Hopgrass land now in the tenure or occupation of Richard Grene on the south and to the land of the Dean of Windsor now in the tenure or occupation of Anthony Harvey and land called Hopgrass land now in the tenure or occupation of the aforesaid Richard Green." (H/TQ1 (1) On 6 June 1579 George Hidden quitclaims to John Wren: 3 acres in a field called Homefield als Charnham field extending East-West onto the land called Chantry land , onto land called Hopgrass land now in tenure of Richard Grene on the south and on to land of the Dean & Canons of Windsor. Initialled G..H.( )

Ancient Deeds vol. vi, C8022 [check PRO ref. number]: Indenture dated 16 July 23 Eliz [1581?] witnessing that John Wren of Hungerford, tanner, has sold to William Darell of Littlecot in the parish of Ramsbury esq. for £4 land in a field called 'Charleton field alias Charnamfield ' in the parish of Hungerford without incumbrance by him or by George Hidden of Shalborne, yeoman. (In English).

On 23 August 1585 John Wren grants the land to William Curteys of the Middle Temple gent and Nicholas Curteys of East Enborne gent. The land is here described as 3 acres, more or less, of arable with appurtenances and 'lying together in one space in the East Field within the tithing of Charlton Street alias Charham Street in the county of Wilts, abutting on the land belonging to Hopgrass farm on the one side and the land belonging to the parsonage of Hungerford on the other and now in the tenure of William Curtis.'

Georgius Lydesdale als Georgius Hidden de Hidden in Co. Berks yeoman filius John Lydesdale

preffatu Georgii Lidesdale in complem'etu quarudum et que preffatu Georgii et Johanne Wrenne de Hungreford in Co. Berks predit ffacen dedisse concessisse et ptoque confirmavisse eidem Johanne Wrenne hereditibus ac assignor' suis in perpetuum omnia ilia tres acras terre arrabilis quo prefatus Johes Lydesdale pater meus nuper perquis de Johanne White de Undewes in parochia de Hungerford in Com Wilts et siv? (simul?) iacentes in Commune Campus vocat Charnafeld in dicto Com inter terram Georgii Essex armig. ex una p'te et terra decani et capitali de Wynsor ex altera parte et abuttat super terr vocat le lady land versus occidentem ex alia parte. Quequidem tres acras terre arrabilis descendebant mihi preff.' Georgius Lydesdale per donacione ultimi voluntati predict! Johis Lydesdale patris mei habend'm et tenen' omnia supradicta tres acras terre arrabilis prefatu Johanni Wrenne heredibus et assignatis suis in perpetuum in puram de perpetuam vendicionem de me prefatti George Lydesdale de heredibus meis in perpetuam. Tenend'm de Capitalibus dominos ffeodi illius pro servicio inde debit et de jure consult Noverint in super me prefatu Georgii Lidesdale fecisse ordinasse atornesse et in loco meo posuisse dilectos mihi in per pro Edward'm Browker clecicum et Ricard'm Mayle de Hungerford meos veros et legittimos attornators come'lim et docus'm adintrandum in predictas tres acras ter' arrabilis cum suis pertinens et omnes alis quos'm quorum inde expellere et acnonero et sesina et possessione inde et inqualibet eorundem parcella vice et in nomine meo caprendu se (?) post huiusmodo possessione et sesina sic inde cape et habit ad deliberand'm plena et pasifica possessione de et in predict' tres acras terre arrabilis c'm suis pertinentiis prefato Johanni Wrenne habend'm et tenend sibi prefato Johanni Wrenne heredibus et assignatibus suis in perpet'm secundu tenorem vim forma et effect'm huius presentis carte meo rat'm et grat'm h'ent et huis(?) totu et quicquid dicti atorneti mei nomine meo fecerint sive alter in premissis. Et ego vero predictus Georgius Lydesdale et heredes mei predict tres acras terre arrabilis cum suis pertinens' prefato Johan' Wrenne heredibus et asignatis suis contra omnes gentes warranti'avi' et in perpetyuum defendavi per presentes. In cui re testimentu huic presenti carto meo sigill'm meum apposui his testibus: John Goddard armiger, Nicholas Passion clothier, Thomas Seymer, John Fawler and John Lovelake et multis aliis. Dat apud Hungerford predict xx'mo die Junii anno regin' omina Elizabeth etc septimo.

Omnibus xpi. fidelibus ad quos perceverit Georgius Lydesdale als diet' Georgius Hidden de Hidden in Com Berk yeoman filius Johes Lydesdale predict. Salutem in domino sempitena' sciatque prefat'

See also:

- Common Fields of Hungerford