Hatch Croft, Saxham Street

HATCHCROFT,  Thorney Manor Court rolls dated 27 April 1837 tells us of  the absolute surrender by Mrs Hannah Durrant to Mr John Mulliner of a “close of customary land called  Hatchcroft containing 2 ac. 3 ½ roods lying in Gipping between the free lands formerly of Simon Dove & since of {bland} Rebow towards the west & the lands formerly of Thos. Goddard & since of Thos. Turner of the fee of the Manor of Gipping on the east part of the north head thereof abuts upon the Close of the Manor of Gipping called Staples & the other head thereof abuts on the common highway leading from Stow to Mendlesham which last mentioned Copyhold Premises are held of the manor of Thorney Campsey which Mary Roper was admitted to after the death & as only child of Joseph S Kowen* (?) & which she surrender by her will dated 12 Aug 1784 to exors son in law Thos Craske & Philip Richer of Old Newton, gent who sold it 3rd October 1793 to Edmund Tyrell’

NL has located what he thinks maybe a bridge over what maybe hatchcroft brook 


*Ena Carter referred to  ‘Skower’s Farm’ found in a document dated October 9th 1790. Could this be Joseph S. Kowen father of Mary Roper (Mary died 1784)