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Huckvale - Research Notes

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John & William Hokkevale - Stroud, Gloucestershire - 1381

Victoria County History - Gloucestershire: A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 11, Bisley and Longtree Hundreds: Stroud: Economic history: Mills and the Cloth Industry

"A mill at Far Thrupp, known in the early 19th century as Thrupp Mill (fn. 119[1]) but before that usually called Huckvale's (or Huckfield's) Court, may have been in existence by 1381 when John Huckvale (Hokkevale), a tucker, was living in Nether Lypiatt. (fn. 120[2]) Richard Sewell occupied the mill in 1608, (fn. 121[3]) and he or another Richard owned Huckvale's Court at his death in 1635 when it comprised a messuage, two fulling-mills, a gig-mill, and a gristmill, held freely from Nether Lypiatt manor. Richard was succeeded by his son Giles, (fn. 122[4]) and in 1677 the property belonged to another Richard Sewell, whose widow Ursula and her second husband Joseph Gough, clothier, owned it in 1705. (fn. 123) In 1708 Joseph and Ursula and the heirs of her first husband conveyed the mill to Jeremiah Davis and Richard Baker, and by 1752, called Sewell's Mill, it had passed to Jeremiah's son Dennis who was leasing it to Jonathan Wathen, clothier. ..."

"Arundell's Mill (fn. 196[5]) was evidently that comprising two fulling-mills and a corn-mill in Stroud and Over Lypiatt which John Huckvale granted c. 1585 to Richard Arundell. (fn. 197[6]) It had possibly been in existence by 1381 when William Huckvale (Hokkevale) was a tucker in Over Lypiatt tithing. (fn. 198[2]) Richard Arundell died c. 1601 leaving his freehold land to his eldest son Richard, (fn. 199[7]) and in 1653 his grandson John Arundell made a 200-year lease of a house called Huckvale's Place with two fulling-mills, a gig-mill, a corn-mill, and a dye-house to William Booth; the property was presumably a free tenancy of Over Lypiatt, for the lease was recorded among the evidences of that manor. (fn. 200[8]) It may have been part of the estate in Over Lypiatt in which Thomas Arundell had succeeded John Arundell the elder and younger by 1724. (fn. 201[9]) ..."

It's worth noting that John Huckvale would be the right age to be the John who granted the mill in 1585. It would need looking at the original of fn. 197 to attempt to prove this, if it hopefully at least gives where John is resident.

Additionally, John's grandfather, Robert, in his will of 1553 mentions 'my lande by Stroudewater in the Countie of Gloucester'.


  1. O.S. Map 1", sheet 34 (1828 edn.); at O.S. Nat. Grid 863029.
  2. 2.0 2.1 179/113/35A rot. 5
  3. E 315/394 f. 117
  4. Inq. p.m. Glos. 1625-42, iii. 144-5
  5. O.S. Map 1/2,500, Glos. XLIX. 4 (1885 edn.); at O.S. Nat. Grid 855045
  6. C.P. 25(2)/144/1860 no. 20; cf. Glos. R.O., D 745/M 1, f. 130v
  7. Trans B.G.A.S. lxvi. 214.
  8. Glos. R.O., D 745/M 1, f. 84v.; cf. ibid. f. 130v. Its situation in Over Lypiatt and its different descent clearly distinguish it from Huckvale's Court (or Thrupp Mill).
  9. Ibid. D 745/M 2

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