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Transcription of the original 1835 document written by Rev. Gostwyck Prideaux of the 'living' or perks,
that came with the post of Vicar of Elmsted:
A terrier of all Glebe lands, meadows, gardens, orchards, houses, stocks, implements and tenements belonging
to the Parish of Elmsted in the Diocese of Canterbury.
The Vicar of Elmsted is endowed with the tenths of Hay, Silver Cedua, Mills, Heifers, Calves,Chickens, Pigs, Canets(?)
Wool, Geese, Ducks, Eggs, Bees, Honey, Wax, Butter, cheese, Milk, Meats, Flax, Hemp, Apples, Pears, Swans, Pidgeons,
Merchandise, Fish, Onions, Fowlings and also with all grass of gardens or other closes, vulgarly called homestalls,
although they should at any time be reduced to arable, and the tithes of all and singular feedings and pastures, even
if the lands so let for feedings and pastures should be accustomed to be ploughed as often and whensoever they should at
any time be let for the use of pasture.
The sum of Twenty Pounds payable by the lessee of the parsonage to the Vicar which is the sum continued to be paid yearly
by the present lessee Sir J. E. Honeywood Bart.
The Glebe is as follows viz:
One Acre of the pastureland adjoining to the King's Highway on the south and west and to the land of Sir J.E. Honeywood Bart.
on the north and east. There is also another acre of land called the Prior's store which from a terrier in the registry at
Canterbury dated 1630 John Taylor Vicar, appears to belong to the Vicarage. it lies in the land of Sir J.E. Honeywood called
'The Meadow' at the South of Helchin and boundeth unto a piece of land of the aforementioned Sir J.E. Honeywood called
Witness our hands this 30th day of April 1835 : Gostwyck Prideaux Vicar.
terrier = English legal registry of land or survey of land.
tenths = 10 percent of the produce of the parish, also referred to as a Tithe, and collected in a Tithe barn.
silver cedua = a cedua is a copse or coppice of trees.
Canets = not sure of the spelling or what it means.
pidgeons = pigeons.
fowlings = game birds hunted as food.
vulgarly = expressions or words used by common people in a local dialect or language.
[the original documents are held in the Canterbury Cathedral archives. One copy complete with wax seal is affixed inside the back
cover of the Elmsted baptisms book. A side note inscribed on that document, indicates that another copy was sent to Canterbury
Cathedral in 1835.
There is no indication in the Elmsted file of records, as to the whereabouts of the original copy sent to Canterbury.]