Westhay, Bedfordshire [h230519]

Hamlet of the ancient parish of Higham Gobion

Lane Farm, Higham Gobion, 1891: supposedly the site of Westhay manor house

1 July 1500: At Westminster octaves of Midsummer 15 Henry VII [1 July 1500] before Thomas Bryan, William Danuers, John Vauasour and Thomas Wode  justices: William bishop of Lincoln, Reginald Bray knight, William Hody knight, John Shaa knight, Hugh Oldom clerk, Humphrey Conyngesby serjeant-at-law, Richard Emson and William Coope, plaintiffs, v. Thomas Bassyngbourne and Katherine his wife, deforciants of the manor of Westhay, 10 messuages, 10 gardens, 200 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 30 acres of pasture, 20 acres of woodland and 30s rent in Westhay.  Deforciants acknowledge the premises to belong to the bishop, for which the plaintiffs grant the deforciants £200