Rent rolls and accounts

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGT/2/1
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 EGT/1/3/1-4, 6, 5, 7-16.
  • Dates of Creation
      1717-1752
  • Physical Description
      16 items; 19 sheets. Condition: several of the items have earlier paper repairs, and 2/1/14 has been repaired with sellotape.

Scope and Content

This series of documents was grouped together when the first list of the archive was compiled and their original chronological order has been retained. Although not all strictly rent rolls, the majority of these documents do list income from rents, and in some cases from heriots and fines, for each named tenant on various estates. The properties represented seem to be largely those which Samuel was given by his uncle Richard Hill. The agents mentioned in the documents were those employed by his uncle to manage his estates; these properties therefore seem to have been those purchased by Richard Hill and settled on his nephew during his lifetime.

2/1/5 is an account of rents, receipts, taxes and arrears at Wrockwardine, with references to what appear to be folio numbers in an account book not included here. 2/1/8 is an account between Hill and the executors of a Mr Moreton, a debtor of his, which lists money owed to Hill including rents and profits for named estates. 2/1/12 relates to the impropriation of the parish of Shenstone [Staffordshire] and lists procurations in arrears, paid by Hill to the Archdeacon of Stafford. 2/1/14 relates to estates around Coventry, noted as belonging to the Duke of Montagu [Ralph Montagu, the 1st Duke]: E.M. Jancey states that Richard Hill bought the estates of Willenhall and Whitmore Park in Coventry from Montagu for £21,902 6s 8d of which £17,698 was borrowed from his nephew Samuel. F E.M. Jancey, 'The Hon. and Rev. Richard Hill of Hawkstone 1655-1727', Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society, 55 (1954-6), 148. The following list states the manor to which each account relates, where this is stated in the document.