William Boreman Will and Land Holdings

Notes on William Boreman’s will

In session of the Draper’s Company
To be burled in vault in Greenwich churchyard. Black gowns etc. to be provided.

To wife Margaret in lieu. and. bar of her dower moiety and title of Lower Breach Farme in parishes of Earith and Leane in the County of Kent. and 50 acres marsh land in the said parishes, redland preedland) or foreland in the said parishes etc.

To wife
1 tenement late in tenure of Richard Bignell.
1 tenement now or late in occupation of Colonel Yulbys.
1 messuage or tenement now or late in occupation of John Bartlett.
1 tenement now or late in occupation of Jonathan Ireland.
1 tenement John Moore.
5 tenements and their appurtenances which I am now building between the King’s Arms Inn and Mrs. Pister’s house.
Tenement and appurtenances in occupation of John Turner and Edward King.
all which tenements are situated aforesaid.

All my 5 tenements in Boreman’s Court in parish of East Greenwich now occupied by Bartholomew Wood. John Searle. John Tarner. John Price, and the widow Tymar.
All that upland and marsh land in East Greenwich which I bought of Sir Lancelot Lake now or late in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Patmore together with all those several parcels of land in Greenwich Marsh now occupied by Thomas Smith. John Borrell, John Heath. John Beris. Roger Raby, and Thomas Collins.
The inn or tenement commonly called the King’s Arms in East Lane together with the marsh land now in the occupation of RogerS of the Pike Gardens with the ponds and tenements belonging. with the rent of £5 payable out of the cofferer’s office by the Office of E.M. Green Cloth for his fishmonger’s use of the said ponds.
The mansion house in Greenwich aforesaid with furniture etc. for life. To wife for Use
Full half part of my sister’s plate etc.
To Drapers’ Company school and schoolhouse together with the House net there-unto adjoining in the tenure and occupy of Henry Eran. schoolmaster, an. also the house MS called the House in the tenure and occupation of Bories gent. with the outhouses, yard, gardens, and appurtenances lying in the said parish of East Greenwich.

Copy of document in Library of The Drapers Company, The lands referred to are not, and,never have been, in the possession of the Company, Trustees for the Boreman Charity or otherwise, but apparently are the lands of the Trust created by Sir William Boreman’s Will for the benefit of his family.

A Particular of lands late of Sir William Boreman lying in the parish of East Greenwich in the county of Kent taken by- Survey and admeasurement of the same in February 1734 being as followeth:

£26 William Boreman of east Greenwich aforesaid holdeth a piece of marsh Land called the Pond Meadow abutting east of the manorway, South, west and north of the lands of the late Sir Edwd Betenson contin

(Note this is the L19 of the Royal Survey. K 17 and K18 are marked Foster’s hole on the plan).
The said Wm holdeth two pieces more called Hawk’s Marshes abutting east on Vickers Lane and South on the highway leading from Greenwich to Woolwich. conting
(Note These are the plots east west of Vicar’s Lane)

Richd Meads of Greenwich holdeth one piece of marsh called Foster’s Hole, the lands of Morden College West and north, the manorway east, and the late Sir Edwd Betensons South, contng.
(Note: These are the lands K17 and K18 on the survey)
£3 John Land of do. Butcher holdeth one piece of marsh land with a foreland of reeds, the river of Thames west, Morden College land North, Blackwall Lane east, and the late Sir Edwd. Betenson’s lands South, contg
(Note this land is south of K14)
£9 Thomas Moor at Coombe Farm holdeth a piece of marsh land by Arnold’s Sluice, the Thames wall South-west and east, more of the said land South, and the late Sir Edwd. Betenson’s lands South-west and west, contng.
(Note; Amold’s Sluice was at the NE extremity of the marsh. This land lay north of Amold’s Sluice and of K11 of the Survey, and consisted of two plots 6 0 25 and 0 2 23 areas)
£40 Thos.Jeffery’s of Greenwich, butcher, holdeth several pieces of marshland, to wit one long piece adjoining East to the Thames wall, South on Mr. Craggs’ heirs, west on a marsh called The Twelve Acres, and northwest on the land last above mentioned, contng.
(Note: This is K11 except the 2 roods 23 poles at n.e. corner. The Twelve acres is K10 plus two strips on 3 side)
The said Thos. holdeth part of the aforesaid Twelve ,Acres
(Note: The eastern part of K10)
The said Thos. holdeth one piece called the Pound Marsh adjoining Northwest to the said Twelve acres, Eastward to Mr. Craggs’ heirs, and west to more of the said land in the occupation of Davage
(Note; Pound Marsh is K8.)
The said Thos. holdeth a piece of a manorway enclosed leading to said Pound Marsh etc c conting
(Note; South of K 8 and east of K 7)
£4 Thomas Moor of Greenwich, carpenter, holdeth one -piece of marshland near the last mentioned adjoining south-west and north west to the manorway an south- east to Morden College land Balsop conting
(Note: South of K 7 and north of K5. )
£19 Danl. Davage of Greenwich, butcher, holdeth several pieces of the said land, to wit one piece adjoining East to the aforementioned Pound Marsh and south-east to the manor way contng,
(This is the K 7 of the Survey.)
The said Daniel holdeth two pieces abutting north- West on the manorway near to the Blackwall Lane end, a little piece of Mr. Frankling’s lying between them ad-joining to the Lady Harvey’s land South-east and to the Craggs’ heirs on the South-east £2.0.30 – £4 0 20) coatng.
(Note; Two plots. one South of K 4 1 3 30. next plot but one to south
The said Daniel holdeth one other piece abutting South to Horn Lane. West to Mr. Craggs heirs, and north to Morden College land called Goose Pool contg
(Note : South of 3)
Smith of Greenwich holdeth a little piece of marsh in the- north side of horn lane and adjoining west to the last-mentioned, contng
Total marsh Lands

The said Mr. Wm Smith and Mr. Blake hold a pull of upland lying on the South side of the highway leading from Greenwich to Woolwich and bounded on the west with conduit lane , called by the name of Catts Brains conting
(Note: east of Vanbrugh Hill and south of Woolwich Road. Opposite to K25)


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