Nicholas Berham was a
Churchwarden of Wadhurst during the incumbency of Sir John Broun who
was the vicar there from 24 January 1463/4 and died before 16 November 1487.
1 September 1491 - Nicholas Berham,
the elder son of Richard and Anne, and grandson of Thomas
Bereham, was feoffee of lands in Wadhurst called Stumblett, East Bynne,
Mottesfield, Takkscroft and Ramgates, by charter from Richard Goding
and others. William Berham was witness to this deed.
Easter Term 1492 - Nicholas Berham
and Thomas Baker, of Fayercrouch in Wadhurst, were parties to a Fine
of lands, in the adjacent parish of Lamberhurst.
Easter Term 1493 - A Fine was levied
between Thomas May, William Patynden, Nicholas Berham
and Thomas Baker, querents, and Richard Goding and
Margaret his wife, deforciants, concerning 64 acres of land and
four acres of woodland, in Wadhurst.
Easter Term 1494 - Thomas May,
Nicholas Berham and Thomas Baker, occur as querents in a
Fine concerning land at Ealding (i.e. Yalding, two miles south of Teston) in
28 May 1499 - At a Court of the Manor of
Mayfield, William Kingewood, Nicholas Berham and 10 other
jurors, were appointed to hold Inquisition, on behalf of the Lord of that
Manor, concerning the payments due for pannage, i.e. the right to
pasturing swine in the lord's woods.
10 February 1520/1 - William Berham
was feoffee of Brookland, with John Berham (his elder brother) and
Thomas Luck. He released these land to his brother John,
the Iron-Maker by deed dated 31 July 1528.
9 August 1546 - At a Court of Mayfield
Manor, it was reported that Thomas Baker, feoffee of the will of
Nicholas Barham, had surrendered on 1 December 1545, certain lands in
the Virgates of Wyke and Stalerege in Wadhurst, to William Barham,
John Bromley and John Dorant, who were admitted to hold same
for the use of the said William and his heirs. These lands are
mentioned in the Mayfield Rental, as being then in the possession of
William Berham, junior, his son and heir.
30 September 1546 - William Barham
was fined for non-attendance at Court.
2 March 1546/7 - Nicholas Barham
(afterwards Queen's Serjeant) surrendered lands called Barnefield and
Barnehaw, in the Virgate of Stalerege, to William Barham and John
Barham, to the use of the said William and his heirs.
20 February 1547/8 - The death of
William Barham was reported at Court. His eldest son and next
heir, also William Barham, was admitted to his father's lands.