Elizabeth Macie Elizabeth Macie was the mother of James Smithson. She is the central figure and the driving force behind the events recounted in the Hungerford Deed. The Hungerfords The Hungerfords were powerful medieval ancestors of Macie, Walker, and Smithson, and lands they passed down were divided up in the Hungerford Deed. George Keate George Keate was a first cousin of Elizabeth Macie and Henrietta Maria Walker, and a trustee of Walker’s marriage settlement. Studley House Studley House was one of the most important and desirable properties mentioned in the Hungerford Deed, and ultimately was awarded to Henrietta Maria Walker. Great Durnford Manor Great Durnford Manor is one of the largest and most sought-after properties described in the Hungerford Deed. In the division of lands, it was awarded to Elizabeth Macie, James Smithson’s mother. The Court of Chancery The Court of Chancery was the high-level English law court where the battle between Elizabeth Macie and Henrietta Maria Walker was resolved.