The Home Counties Magazine




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Devoted to the Topography of London, Middlesex, Essex, Herts, Bucks, Berks, Surrey and Kent


Early Volumes Edited by W. J. Hardy

Published Quarterly 

Also as an annual bound volume, without advertisements


In addition to containing informative articles there were often short notes such as the following transcription of a historic document.

CHIPPING BARNET.- Order made at Watford, October 6th, 1653. From this order it appears that Valentine Poole, of Stepney, co. Middlesex, decreased, by his will bequeathed to the churchwardens and parishioners of Chipping Barnet, for the use of the poor of the said parish for ever, certain freehold land in Edmonton, co. Middlesex, in the tenure of John Cleanely. And because there is no sufficient provision made for the receiving and disposing of the rents and profits of the said lands, it is now ordered that feoffees shall be appointed in this said business, who, with the assistance of the churchwardens and overseers of the said parish, shall distribute the profits yearly amongst the poor of Chipping Barnet. It is also ordered that John Cleanely, on the expiration of his lease of the premises, shall take a new lease of the feoffees for eight years, at the end of which eight years the lands shall come into the hands of the feoffees, according to the donor's intention. (Petty Bag Charity Inquisition, Bundle 22, No. 5.)

Home Counties Magazine Volume 3, page 127, 1901

Extracts reproduced on this Web Site

The Great and Little Hormeads   W. B. Gerrish   Volume III, pages 110-113, 1901
Dispute over Charity Land, Sandridge, 1653  

[W J Hardy]

  Volume III, pages 126-127, 1901
Advert for St George's School, Harpenden       April 1901 advertisement section
Tannis - Household Inventory of 1569  

W. Minet

  Volume VI, pages 256-264, 1904
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