The obligation is recorded in the deeds of the properties. But who were the Original Owners
of Welcomes Road? The best evidence we have is from Conditions of Sale Welcomes Farm on
13th May 1862. An extract is as follows?
"Mr MARSON (Kenley House) and the late owner of Welcomes Farm (Mr Thomas KEEN)
covenanted with each other that a new road (called 'New Road' to Kenley i.e. Welcomes Road)
which has been made at their joint expense, should from time to time and at all other times
there after, be maintained and kept in repair by, and at the equal expense, and of that or
their respective heirs, appointees or assigns, owners for the time being of the lands through
or over which the said new road has been made."
It reads that this was agreed in 1853. The new owner of Welcomes Farm from 1862 to 1896 was
Mr George CUTT. The land started to be sold off in the 1890s. Mr John YOUNG purchased Kenley
House & lands in about 1865 and within a few years sold off building plots at the bottom of
Welcomes Road and the remaining estate was sold in 1927.