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Reference 867, 1488
Covering dates 1329 - 1917
Held by Shropshire Archives
Extent 0.30 m³
Source of acquisition DEPOSITED BY MRS. GOOLDEN
Creators Thornes family of Shropshire
Arrangement The collection has been divided up into three main sections, the deeds and papers relating to the Thornes of Kynaston, those relating to the Thornes of Argoed, and thirdly the documents of families related to the various branches of the Thornes family.
The collection has been arranged primarily to show the history of the family, therefore the groups of deeds are listed chronologically according to the date of acquisition of the property by members of the Thornes family, rather than topographically. In order to assist searchers working on the history of the areas where the property is situated, an index of the deeds arranged under parishes alphabetically has been compiled.



THORNES OF KYNASTON  [no ref. or date]

DEEDS & LEASES  [no ref. or date]

Messuage in Dovaston acquired by Roger Thornes of Kynaston in 1618.  [no ref. or date]

Feoffment  867/1  20 April 1612

Contents:
(1) Lewis ap Thomas, yeoman, of Melverley. (2) David ap Lewys, one of Thomas's sons. The messuage in which David Cooke now lives and all the buildings and lands belonging, 3 acres, and the parcel of arable land, 2acres, near adjoining to the house of Roger Thornes in Dovaston with all the appurtenances; and the deeds and evidences of the property; all which premises are in Dovaston township within the lordship of Knockin, in the tenure of David Cooke. To hold to David ap Lewys, his heirs and assigns, forever, to hold of the chief lord of the fee.
Clause of warranty; Signed: Lewes ap Thomas. Parchment tag, seal missing. Endorsed: sealed and delivered and David Cooke tenant of the premises attorned to David ap Lewys by paying him 6d. Witnesses: John Newton, Ed Jones, John Davies Edward Powell and John Payne.

Two indentures of fines  867/2 & 3  Easter term 16 James I (1618)

Contents:
Roger Thornes, gent., plt. - David ap Lewis; Lewis ap Thomas and Margaret his wife, (defors.) One messuage, one barn, one garden, one orchard, 3 acres of land, one acre of meadow, one acre of pasture, 20 acres of heath and furze, and 10 acres of moor in Dovaston. Fine £41.

Lease for 21 years.  867/4  28 April 1603

Contents:
(1) Thomas ap John Gruffith, yeoman, of Melverley and Gwenne, his wife and Margaret verch Gruffith, widow, of Edgerley. (2) David Cocke, yeoman, of Chilton. Consideration £3. The messuage in the tenure of Cocke which he lately inhabited in the township of Dovaston with the barns etc. belonging and all lands in the townships of Dovaston and Kynaston, in the tenure of Cocke, belonging to the messuage. To hold to David Cocke from the feast of the Annunciation last for 21 years at the yearly rent of 30/- payable at Michaelmas and the Annunciation, to Thomas and Gwenne and the heirs of Gwenne, and paying yearly to Margaret and her heirs for the 1st 2 years of the term one red rose in lieu of rent at the feast of the nativity of St. John the Baptist if it be demanded of Cocke; and paying yearly for the rest of the term to Margaret 30/- at Michaelmas and the Annunciation; and paying yearly to the chief lord of the fee 3/- at the usual feasts; and paying to Thomas, Gwenne and Margaret and the heirs of Gwenne and Margaret at the decease of David Cocke if it should happen during the 21 years 40/- as a heriot, half to Thomas and Gwenne and the other half to Margaret; Cocke covenants at his own cost to erect on the premises one new barn of 3 bays and finish the same, and keep it and the messuage and other buildings in tenantable repair, and thus surrender them at the end of the term; the leasors covenant to give Cocke at his reasonable request sufficient great timber as well for building the barn as other necessary buildings as Cocke at his cost will be willing to build on the premises and the timber shall be delivered to Cocke at one parcel of the premises called Gwirglodd Gruffith; the leasors will warrant the property. Sealed with pendant seal on parchment tag. Endorsed: witnesses to the sealing: Roger Wyld of Felton Butler, Thomas Cocke of Dovaston, Roger Cocke and Tho: Lloyd. Docketed: Dovaston.

Lease for 21 years.  867/5  20 April 1624

Contents:
(1) Roger Thornes, gent. of Kynaston. (2) Rees ap Jevan, husbandman, of Edgerley. The messuage in which David Cocke lately lived and all barns, buildings, gardens and closures of land adjoining or belonging; one other closure of land in breadth between a moor called Rhos y Plasse and the lands now in the tenure of William ap John Edward and 2 ?s..liones of lands adjoining in breadth between the lands of William ap John Edward on both sides; all which premises are in Dovaston and late in the occupation of David Cocke and all the rights belonging to the premises. To hold to Rees ap Jevan from 23 March last for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £2 12s., at the feast of the Annuciation and Michaelmas, in equal parts, and 20/- on the natural decease of Rees as heriot, and 2 hens at Shrovetide yearly. Rees may not sublet without Thornes's consent unless to Rees's child or children; Thornes's covenants to warrant the property. Sealed and signed with the mark of the said Richard. Endorsed: witnesses to the sealing: Frauncies Plymley and Jo: Lloyd.

Messuage in Kynaston leased by Roger Thornes in 1630.  [no ref. or date]

Demise of a messuage with appurtenances (late Lewies Griffith) in Kynaston and a close adjoining the messuage, extending in length from the heath to a stile called the Heathfild and in breadth between lands of Roger Thornes and the lordship of Nesse, for their 3 lives. Rent 12s. payable at Michaelmas only and 10s. after the deaths of John, Margaret and Katharine as heriot.  867/6  10 August 6 Charles I (1630)

Contents:
(1) Roger Thornes of Kynaston gent. (2) John Nonyley of Shotatton husbandman, Margaret his wife and Katherine Nonyley his daughter. Cons: £10. Proviso for re-entry. Tenant to repair the house. Covenant for quiet possession Marks of John, Margaret and Katherine. Witnesses: John Poever, William Basnett, Edward John Lloyd.

Meadow called y Wirglodd yn y bont hene, Edgerley, sold to Roger Thornes of Kynaston in 1636.  [no ref. or date]

Deed poll.  867/7  30 April 30 Charles I 1636

Contents:
Edward Trevor late of Oswestry and now of Trewelech, gent. and Edward Trevor jnr. son and heir apparent of Edward snr.; the Trevors in consideration of £60 paid to them by Roger Thornes, gent. of Kynaston, release to Thornes the meadow called y wirglodd yn y bont hene with the appurtenances in Edgerley now in the possession of Roger Thornes, and all the right, claim and title in the meadow and in every part and parcel which meadow extends in length from a certain parcel of land called y [...] to a certain river to a common called yr Hesk coge and in all the liberties and appurtenances. To hold the meadow and all the title, claim and interest to Roger Thornes, his heirs and assigns for ever, and the Trevors shall have to claim to the premises, and will warrant and defend the premises to Roger Thornes. 2 parchment tags, seals missing. Endorsed: Witnesses to sealing: John Payne, Edward Payne, Moris Rogers, Thomas Thornes, John Payne, Jerom ap Thomas. Docketed: Edward Trevor of Trevelech deed to Roger Thornes for the y bont hene meadow in Edgerley. This deed to be kept safe. Called y Werglodd yn y Bont hene. 1636 13th April 1636 Bont Hene, Edgerley.

Close called Cocks Coppie in Kynaston bought by Edward Thornes of Kynaston in 1665.  [no ref. or date]

Marriage Settlement.  867/8  9 December 13 Charles I (1637)

Contents:
(1) John Clarke, yeoman, of Dovaston. (2) Edward Payne, yeoman, of Kynnerley. (3) Humfrey Clarke, yeoman, of Kynnerley and Thomas Payne, yeoman, of Kynnerley. In consideration of a marriage solemnized between John Clarke and Katerin his now wife, daughter of Edward Payne and of £50 by Edward Payne paid to Clarke, and in performance of an agreement before the marriage made between John and Edward, and for the settling and assuring of one messuage with the appurtenances in Dovaston in which Edward Midle now lives; and all the lands, arable, meadows, closes, pastures, woods, rents, reversions and hereditaments of Clarke in Dovaston and in Kynaston and Edgerley, Clarke grants to H. Clarke and Thos Payne the said messuage and all the lands and grounds of John Clarke in the common fields of Dovaston being 8 parcels of lands c. 6 acres; and the close in Dovaston called Kay yn y Plassey c. 6 acres; and the close in Kynaston called Cocks coppie c. 3 acres; 2 closes called Kaye ym Rockist, c. 7 acres, in Edgerley, (1 acre in one of the said 2 closes in Edgerley heretofore conveyed to Richard Clarke and his heirs forever, excepted). To hold to Humfrey Clarke and Thomas Payne and their heirs to the use of Gwen Clarke, widow, mother of John, for her life; and to have and to hold the half of all the rest of the premises before granted and half of the messuage and of the 8 parcels before limited to Gwen and after her decease to Humfrey Clarke and Thomas Payne to the use of John Clarke and Katerin for their lives and of the longest liver; and to hold the other half of all the premises and messuage and 8 parcels after the decease of Gwen to Humfrey and Thos. to the use of John for his life; to hold the reversion and remainder of the premises to Humfrey and Thos to their heirs to the use of John Clarke jnr.son and heir apparent of John Clarke and Katerin and of the heirs of John Clarke Jnr. and in default of such issue to the use of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th sons of John and Katerin and the heirs of the eldest son forever; and in default of such heirs to the use of the heirs male of John and Katerin and of the heirs of such heirs male and in default of such to the use of every daughter of John and Katerin and their heirs and in default of such to the use of the right heirs of John forever. John Clarke will warrant the property, and covenants he will stand seised of the premises to the said uses until he shall convey and assure them to the said uses and at the request of Edward Payne further sufficiently convey and assure them to the said uses. Parchment tag, seal missing. Endorsed: Witnesses to the sealing by Edward Payne: John Payne the elder, Richard Payne, William Hamond, Roland Geno, Owen Hamon, John Hamon, John Payne the younger, Thomas Payne feoffee.

Mortgage.  867/9  14 May 1657

Contents:
(1) John Clearke, snr., yeoman, of Dovaston, [...] John Clearke jnr., son and heir apparent of John snr. (2) Edward Illage, snr. of Edgerley, yeoman. Consideration; £30. The inclosure or parcel of land called Cockes Coppie in Kinaston, in breadth between the lands of Edward Thomas on one side and the lands of Humfrey Clearke and others on the other side and in length extending from the new farm to a lane there, and 3 parcels of arable land in Dovaston, one being 2 butts in breadth between the lands of John Shaw on one side and the lands of John Griffithes on the other, and in length from the lands of John Griffithes to the moor; another parcel in breadth between the lands of Thomas Gough on one side and the land of Abraham Geno on the other side and in length from the heath to the said moor, which 2 parcels lastly mentioned are in a field called the little field and the other parcel being in a field called the heath field in breadth between the lands of Francis Thornes, Esq., on one side and the lands of Evan ap Edward on the other and in length from the lands of Samuel Davies to the heath, with all appurtenances belonging, reversion and remainder, estate and title, and all deeds of the property and copies of deeds concerning the premises jointly with other lands.
To hold to Edward Illage for ever; covenant to warrant title, for peaceful possession of the premises discharged of all former conveyances and incumbrances; and the Clarkes and Katherine, wife of John Clearke the elder and their heirs will after the 1 May 1660 at the request and cost of Edward Illage make a further assurance in the law, the Clearkes not being compelled to travel out of Co. Salop to do so. Provided the Clearkes on 1 May 1660 pay to Edward Illage £30 at the new dwelling of Richard Clearke of Edgerley then if shall be lawful for the Clearkes to repossess the premises. Signed with the mark of John Clarke the elder and John Clerke. Note in corner: rec. 29 7br. at dwe: ho: of Edward Illage. Endorsement: Note of delivery of seisin on Cocks coppie in the name of all the lands, and agreed between the parties that John Clearke shall at harvest next 1657 have 2 parts of such winter seednes and half such lent tilling as are growing on the premises and Edward Illages shall at harvest 1660 have 2 parts in the 3 parts divided of such winter seednes and half such lent tilling as shall be growing on the premises if the premises be redeemed. Witnesses: Richard Williams, Richard Illage, Jo. Gethin.

Surrender.  867/10  13 February 1664/5

Contents:
Katherin Clarke, widow, of Dovaston surrenders to John Clarke her son and heir the inclosure called Cockes coppie in Kynaston, in breadth between the lands of Edward Thornes, gent. on one side and the lands of Edward Thornes and others on the other side, with her estate, right, title and interest in the same, to hold to John Clarke, his heirs and assigns for their use for ever. Signed Kat...........e her mark. The seal and part of the signature have been cut away. Endorsed: Witnesses to the sealing and delivery "upon the parcel of land within mentioned before the died of feofmt thereof made to Edward Thornes of Kynaston gent.": Jo Gethin, Thomas Thornes, Thomas ?Lacon Hugethin, Richard Payne his mark. Docketed: Kynaston.

Conveyance.  867/11  February 1664/5

Contents:
(1) John Clarke, yeoman of Dovaston, Katherine Clarke, widow, of Dovaston, and Edward Illage, yeoman, of Edgerley, and Elizabeth Illadge, spinster, of Edgerley, (2) Edward Thornes, gent., of Kynaston. Consideration: £30 to the Illadges, £5 to the Clarkes. A parcel of land called Cocks coppie in Kynaston in breadth between the lands of the said Edward Thornes on one side, and in length extending from the new farm to a lane there. To hold to Edward Thornes and his heirs for ever. Covenants to warrant Thornes's title, that the property is free and discharged of former conveyances and incumbrances, and to make a further assurance in the law. Signed by John Clarke, Elizabeth Clarke, Edward Illadge and Elizabeth Illadge. Parchment tags, seals missing. Endorsed: Witnesses to sealing: the mark of Thomas Thornes the mark of Thomas Lacon, the mark of .............de Dovaston ?H Gittins, J. Gethin. Docketed: Kynaston.

Closes called Cae Newidd (Great and Little) in Edgerley (Crichlow's) bought by Edward Thornes of Kynaston in 1680.  [no ref. or date]

Bargain and sale, not enrolled.  867/12  10 December I Charles I (1625)

Contents:
(1) David Owen, gent. of Edgerley. (2) Frauncis Braddocke, gent., of Kay Howell, Salop. One close of pasture called Kay...e with Bughan in Edgerley in the tenure of John Davies, and Owen's right and title to the premises. To hold to Frauncis Braddocke, his heirs and assigns for ever. Owen covenants for himself and Joan his wife in the next ?5 years at the request and cost of Braddocke to make a further assurance in the law of the premises, Owen not being compelled to travel out of Co. Salop to do so. Owen covenants to hand over the deeds of the property and make copies of deeds relating to other property as well as the conveyed premises, at the cost of Braddocke; and Owen will warrant and defend B.'s title. Signature illegible. Red seal pendant on parchment tag. Endorsed: Md. about interlineation of "and Joan his wife". Witnesses to sealing: John Evans, ?...... Braddock, and one other, illegible. Much damaged by damp. Docketed: Edgerley.

Deposited by Mrs. Goolden.  867/13  17 October 1957

Contents:
...Oct...Charles II (1) Thomas Hilley of Hilley in the parish of Shrawardine..... and Elianor Hilley of Hilley, ?mother of the said Thomas Hilley. (2) Henry Crichlow of ............clerk. Cons: £.. and ten. Feoffment in (a messuage) in Edgerley now or late in the tenure of..... Davies and John Davies their assigns and under-tenants, and one cottage hereto fore in occupation of Richard......... (now) Patrick Etorington Covenant for further assurance. Signature of Thomas Hilley, mark of Elianor. Witnesses: Francis Chambre, John Davies, Thomas Davies, Edward Davies, mark of Thomas Bankes(?).

Mortgage.  867/14  20 March 1664/5

Contents:
(1) Frauncis Braddock, gent., of Edgerley. (2) Richard Williams, yeoman, of Edgerley. Consideration of £42 Frauncis grants to William and his heirs the inclosure of land now in the tenure of John Edwards called Kay newith in Edgerley, 4 acres, in breadth between the lands of Henry Crickley, clerk, on one side, and the lands of William Thomas on the other, and in length from the lands of Richard Somerfield, gent. at one end to the kings highway at the other. To hold to Williams, his heirs and assigns forever; Francis will defend Williams' title. On condition that if Frauncis pay to Williams £43 5s. on the feast of the Annunciation 1668 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the "portch" on the south side of the parish church of Kynnerley, and pay 25/- on the feast of St. Michael next and 25/- more on every feast of the Annunciation and St. Michael after next Michaelmas until the feast of the Annunciation 1668 and 25/- more on Michaelmas 1668 or £43 5s. on the feast of the Annunciation 1669 between the same hours and at the same place. From thence it shall be lawful for Frauncis to re-enter the premises as in his former estate. Frauncis covenants he is seised of a good estate in fee simple without any reversion or remainder expectant thereupon in the Crown, and he has lawful authority to convey the premises; and Williams shall peacefully enjoy the premises free from former conveyances, except a lease 1 February 8 James I (1611) made of the premises among other things by Edward Clyve then of Walford, Esq. and Thomas Clyve gent, son and heir apparent of Edward to Richard Edwards then of Edgerley, yeoman, for 99 years if Richard Edwards, Elizabeth his wife and John Edwards their son or any one of them so long live of which only John Edwards is now living; and Frauncis covenants during 7 years after the 1 at breach of the condition at the request and cost of Williams to make a further assurance in the law of the premises to Williams, Frauncis not travelling out of Co. Salop to do so.. Frauncis grants Williams all the deeds concerning this property only and copies of deeds relating to other lands as well, to be delivered at request after breach of the condition. Signed: F. Braddo. Seal missing. Endorsed: Witnesses John Edwards, Robert ?Cenno, Thomas Davies, mark of Roger Williams, John Gittins. Memorandum that John Edwards being tenant of the premises attorned tenant to Richard Williams by payment of one piece of silver containing 4 pence, 31st March 17 Charles II 1665. Witnesses: Henry Crichlow, John Edwards, Robert ?Cenno, Thomas Davies, mark of Roger Williams, John Gittins. Docketed: Edgerley.

[no title]  867/15  26 July 17 Charles II 1665

(Badly damaged by water).

Contents:
(1) Frauncis Braddocke, gent., of Edgerley, and Jane his wife, and John Ferrers, Gent., of Ryton, and Ann Mary his wife. (2) Henry Crichlow, clerk, of Edgerley. Crichlow is granted the inclosure of land called Kay Newidd in Edgerley (4 acres) late in the tenure of John Edwards in breadth between the lands of Henry Crichlow on one side and the lands of William Thomas on the other, and in length from the lands of Richard Somerfield, gent., to the king's highway; a piece of land called Kay bychan in Edgerley; a meadow adjoining Edgerley wood (except John Davids part therein), in Edgerley, late in the tenure of John Edwards, and all the appurtenances, and estate, right, title and interest of the Braddockes and Ferrers in the premises, and the deeds. To hold to H. C., his heirs and assigns for ever. Covenant to warrant his title; that the Grantors are, or one of them is, the lawful owner(s) of the property with lawful authority to onvey it, and he shall have peaceful possession of the premises free of incumbrances, except a lease now in being of the premises among other things between Edward Clyve, Esq. and Thomas Clyve, gent., both deceased, to Richard Edwards, gent., decd. for a certain number of years to cease on the death of the survivor of Richard, Elizabeth his wife, decd. and John Edwards yet in his life, at the yearly rent of £3, which rent shall henceforth be paid to H.C; and the grantors at any time hereafter at the request and cost of H.C.; will make a further assurance in the law to the use of H.C.; and they grant him the said rent of £3 payable at Michaelmas and the feast of the Annunciation in equal parts, or within 28 days after the feasts, and if it is unpaid after 28 days H.C. may re-enter and re-possess the premises. Signed: F. Braddock, Jane Braddock, (only slight trace of John Ferrers' signature), Ann Mary Ferrers. Parchment tag, all seals missing. Endorsed: Witnesses to sealing; and to attornment of tenant by delivery of sixpence by John Edwards: ?Morris Corbet, Ann Corbet, Ric......, Griff Jones.

Bond in £100 for performance of covenants in an indenture between Francis Braddocke, Jane his wife, John Ferrers and Anne Mary his wife. To Robert Thomas, or co-equal date.  867/16  26 June 1666

Contents:
(1) Francis Braddocke of Edgerley gent. and John Ferrers of Ryton gent. (2) Robert Thomas of Edgerley yeoman. Signatures: F. Braddock, J. Ferrers. Witnesses: Henry Critchlow, John Gough of Kynaston, John Thomas of Hopton, (mark), John Thomas of Edgerley, (mark), John Pritchard, William Davies of Edgerly (mark), Hom: Kynaston, Samuel Edge, William Thomas of Kynton.

Deed to lend the uses of a fine.  867/17  Last day of February ( [...] ) 19 Charles II (1666/7)

Contents:
(1) Francis Braddocke of Edgerley, gent., and Jane his wife, and John Ferrers alias Sherrars of Ruyton, gent., and Ann Mary his wife. (2) Henry Crichlow of Edgerley, clerk, and Richard Redropp of Melverley, yeoman, and Robert Thomas of Edgerley, yeoman. For divers good causes it is agreed that the 1st parties shall before the end of Trinity term next at the cost of the 2nd parties levy to the 2nd parties and the heirs of Henry Cricklow, a fine of the close called Kae Newidd of 4 acres in breadth between the lands of Cricklow and the lands of William Thomas and extending in length from the lands of Richard Somerfield to the kings highway; and on a parcel of land called the Cae bychan of 1 acres adjoining to a common field called the Kyvie and abutting on the Common lane leading to Kynnerley; and on one meadow adjoining to Edgerley Wood excepting John Davies his part therein; all which parcels of land are in Edgerley and now or late in the possession of John Edwards and of all ways, commodities and appurtenances belonging; and of the parcel of meadow of 1 acre in Melverley in breadth between a common meadow there called y Werne Lydan and the lands of Edward Lloyd, gent., and in length from the lands of Thomas Gittins now in the tenure of Robert Lewis to the meadow called the Werne Lydan; and of three ridges or selions of arable lands in a common field called the Brynne, the 1st parcel in breadth between the lands of Richard Redropp on both sides and in length from the land of John Davies to the lands of Joseph Stone, the 2nd parcel of which in breadth between the lands of Francis Bradocke and the lands of David Davies and in length from the lands of Francis Thornes, Esq., to the lands of Thomas Owen, the 3rd parcel in breadth between the lands of John Davies and the lands of Francis Bradocke on the other and in length from the lands of Francis Bradocke to the lands of John Whittaker, gent., and of 2 ridges of sellions of arable in a common field called Brennall of which one is in breadth between the lands of Richard Redropp and the lands of Jonathan Davies and length from the lands of William Passand to the lands of John Browne, and the other parcel in breadth between the lands of Richard Mytton, gent., and the lands of John Browne and butteth on both ends on the lands of Richard Redropp; and of a parcel of land in an inclosure there of Richard Redropp lately inclosed out of the field called Brennall; and of 4 ridges in a common field called the Hendre, the 1st parcel is in breadth between the lands of Lewis Thomas and the lands of David Lewis and in length from the lands of Francis Thornes, Esq., and the lands of Thomas Owen to the lands of Lewis Thomas at the other end, the 2nd parcel is in breadth between the lands of Richard Mytton and the lands of Owen Davies and in length from the lands of David Lloyd to the lands of David ap Hugh, the 3rd parcel is in breadth between the lands of Richard Mytton and the lands of Humfrey Medlicott on the other side and in length from the lands of Roger Lloyd to the lands of David Lloyd, the fourth parcel in breadth between the lands of Thomas Jones, Esq., and the lands of Thos Rogers and in length from the lands of David Lloyd to the lands of Humfrey Medlicott; and of a close of ground inclosed out of the common field called Bryn of 2 acres in length from the field called the Bryn to a meadow of Richard Redropp and in breadth between the lands of John Davies and the lands of David Lewis and of all ways, commodities and appurtenances, all which last mentioned parcels are in Melverley, now in the possession of Richard Redropp; and of all the messuage in Edgerley now in the possession of John Edwards and of all outhouses, orchards, hempbutts, etc. belonging and all lands belonging to it, and all appurtenances, reversion, remainder, to be described as one messuage, one garden, one orchard, 15 acres of land 7 acres of meadow, and 15 acres of pasture and 10 acres of heath in Edgerley and Melverley; and it was agreed that Crichlow, Redropp and Thomas and the heirs of Crichlow should by virtue of the fine be seised of the premises to the following uses:- as for the closes of land and meadow called Kae Newidd, the Kae Bythan adjoining to the Kyvie and the meadow adjoining to Edgerley Wood, in Edgerley, to the use of Crichlow and his heirs and assigns forever; and as for the parcel of arable land and meadow and all other premises in Melverley to the use of Redropp, his heirs and assigns forever; and as for the messuage in Edgerley with the appurtenances and lands in the common field of Edgerley township to the use of Robert Thomas, his heirs and assigns forever. Signed and sealed by F. Braddocke, Jane Braddock, J. Ferrers, Ann Mary Ferrers. Witnesses: William Sugar, William Crump, the mark of Daniell Newans, William Newans. The original deed is in a very bad condition and mainly illegible. Information taken from mss. copy in notebook B.

Counterpart conveyance of a parcel of land called the little Kay Newith between land of Anne Pagne widow and lands of William Thornes and Evan Davies, in length between land of the heirs of Henry Crichlowe clerk decd., and a common in Edgerley (Richard Somerfield).  867/18  2 May 1673

Contents:
(1) Richard Somerfield of Kynnerley gent., (2) Thomas Gittins, son and heir of George Gittins of Ruyton yeoman. Cons: £45. Warranty. Mortgage proviso for repayment at the church porch of Kynnerley on 2 February 1675/6. Mark of Thomas Gittins. Witnesses: Edward Davies, Jefferey Bowen (mark), George Gittins, Richard Basnett.

[no title]  867/19  23 May 25 Charles II (1673)

Contents:
(1) Richard Sommerfield of Kynnerley gent. (2) Edward Davies of Dovaston gent., and Thomas Gittins of Ruiton, yeoman. Cons: £30. Covenant that Somerfield will at his own expense levy a fine to Davies and Gittins and to Davies' heirs on a messuage and appurtenance in Kynnerley in a place called the Banckefield and on 3 crofts (John Biggerstaffe alias Williams), and on another messuage in Dovaston and 5 strike sowings of land belonging to it in the common fields of Dovaston (Edward Davies) and a close called Little Kae Newith in Edgerley (Thomas Gittins), by the name of 2 messuages, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, 10 acres land, 5 acres meadow, 5 acres pasture, and 10 acres heath and bruery in Kynnerley, Dovaston and Edgerley, the fine to enure to and Davies and Gittins to stand seized of the property to use of (a) as to the property in Kynnerley and Dovaston to use of Davies and his heirs and assigns for ever (b) as to property in Edgerley, to use of Thomas Gittins, his heirs and assigns, for ever, subject to conditions in mortgage of 2 May last. Signature of Richard Somerfielde. Witnesses: John Edwards,........, -- Powell Thos? Gittins.

Bargain & Sale  867/20  9 January 1679/80

Contents:
(1) Cornelius Chrichlow now or late of Edgerley, gent. (2) Edward Thornes of Kynaston, gent., Recital of 23 September 30 Ch II (1678) Margarett Chrichlow his mother and Cornelius Chrichlow to Edward Thornes. Cons: £120. Bargain and sale (with livery of seizin) of an enclosure called the Great Cae Newidd in Edgerley (6a) (late John Edwards, between land late of Henry Chrichlow clerk decd, father of Cornelius and William Thomas, and in length between land of Edward Thornes and the king's highway; and an enclosure with appurtenances (excepting William Thomas his part thereof) in Edgerley (late John Edwards) in breadth between land of Edward Thornes and and Rowland Hunt Esq., in possession of Richard Bretton, and in length from land late of Thomas Thornes Esq., to a common called Edgerley Wood; and an enclosure called Little Kae Newidd in Edgerley, between the Great Kae Newidd and land late of Edward Payne clerk decd., in length between land of Edward Thornes and the highway; and an enclosure called Wirglodd Libin in Edgerley between land of William Thomas and Robert Thomas, and in length from a common field called Maes y Bryn to land of William Redrope; with mortgage proviso. Cons: a further £25. Remise of the mortgage proviso and all rights under it; and release of the property, with covenant for further assurance. Part of Cornelius's signature. Witnesses: John Gough of Kynaston, Samuell Davies of Douaston, Edward Davies. See notebook A p. 20.

Counterpart release of an inclosure of meadow (except William Thomas his part thereof) in Edgerley (late John Edwards) in breadth between land of Edward Thornes, gent., and land of Rowland Hunt Esq., (Richard Bretton), and in length from lands late of Thomas Thornes Esq. to a common or waste called Edgerley Wood; an inclosure or parcel meadow called Wirglodd Lybin in Edgerley between land of William Thomas and Robert Thomas, and extending in length from a common field called Maes y Brinn to land of William Redrope.  867/21  26 March 1680

Contents:
(1) Margarett Chrichlow of Shrawardine widow and Cornelius Crichlow gent., her son and heir apparent. (2) Edward Illedge of Edgerley yeoman. Cons: £70. Warranty. Covenant as to good title. Mortgage proviso. Mark of Edward Iledge. Witnesses: Richard Jeffreyes, Foulke Dauis, John Latham.

Deed poll of Margaret Chrichlow late of Edgerley widow and Cornelius Chritchlow gent., her son and heir apparent.  867/22  8 April 1680

Contents:
Cons: performance of covenants in indentures of 23 September 30 Charles II (1678) (1) Margaret Chritchlow and Cornelius Chritchlow. (2) Edward Thornes of Kynastoh gent., Quit claim of all right to an enclosure or parcel of land called Great Kae Newidd in Edgerley (6a) (John Edwards) lying between land late of Henry Chritchlow clerk decd., father of Cornelius, and land of William Thomas, and extending in length from land of Edward Thornes at one end and the king's highway at the other end; and also in an enclosure called Little Kae Newidd in Edgerley lying between Great Kae Newidd on one side and land late of Edward Payne clerk deceased on the other, and in length from the lands of Edward Thornes at one end to the king's highway at the other; which inclosures were the inheritance of Henry Chritchlow, Warranty. Marks of M and C. Witnesses: William Kinaston, James? Hanmer (ND the Rev. W. S. White read this as Arthur Hanmer, but it looks more like James, in spite of a hole).

Bond in £100 for performance of covenants in bargain and sale of a close of meadow in Edgerley called the new meadow, of co-equal date with these presents, same parties. Marks of Edward and Richard Illedge.  867/23  26 March 1683

Contents:
(1) Edward Illedge of Edgerley yeoman and Richard Illedge of Edgerley yeoman, his son and heir. (2) Edward Thornes of Kynaston gent. Witnesses: Jo. Edwards, John Griffis, John Gough, Thomas Edwards.

Messuage in Edgerley ?Cae Newidd (see Marriage Settlement of 1795 867/166) and land in Eardiston.  [no ref. or date]

Collateral security on a purchase by mortgage for 500 years.  867/24  11 June 1765

Contents:
(1) Edward Thornes of Whettall, Cundover, gent., (2) John Withers of West Felton, gent. Whereas by lease and release 1757 the release bexing between Edward Thornes then of Kinaston, Kynnerley and Elinor Thornes of Kynaston, widow, mother of Edward, and Samuel Thornes of St. Asaph, gent. (1) Margaret Daker of Whettal, spinster. (2) Richard Jones of Furnival's Inn, Middx. gent. (3) Edward Milner of Cressage, gent; and Thomas Thornes of Argoid, gent. (4) Divers messuages, lands and hereditaments in the Parishes of Kynnerley, Melverley and Ruyton and the town and liberties of Shrewsbury being the estate and inheritance of Edward Thornes were limited to the use of Edward Thornes for life, reversion to trustees to preserve contingent remainders, remainder as to part to Margaret Daker (now the wife of Edward Thornes) for her life for her jointure remainder as to the whole (subject to an annuity for life to Elinor Thornes) to the 1st and other sons of Edward and Margaret in tail general, remainder to their 1st and other daughters in like manner, remainder to Edward in fee, in which release is a proviso thus provided that it shall be lawful for Edward at any time during his life by any deed or his will to mortgage, lease, charge and otherwise dispose of all or any of the premises released to any person or persons for raising and paying of any sums not exceeding in the whole £1,000 for the payment of his debts or portioning of his younger children and in default payable to such persons for such uses as he thinks proper which charge is not to effect or prejudice any of the estates for lives limited to Edward and Margaret or the annuity to Elinor but the charge shall be against all other uses until the £1,000 is raised; and whereas Edward having contracted some debts on account of a purchase that he lately made and in order to raise money to discharge the same has contracted with John Withers for the absolute sake of a certain messuage with the lands and appurtenances belonging in Yardeston, Ruiton, being part of the premises in the settlement for £330, warranted by the words of the proviso "raised by mortgage or any other method" but as an absolute power of sale is doubtful and it is more for the advantage of Edward Thornes and his issue than to raise money by mortgage. Edward has by way of collatteral security proposed and agreed to pay to Withers £330 in case his eldest son or any other of the issue of his body next in remainder shall refuse of delay to make a good title to Withers to the premises after he attains 21 or in case Withers in the meantime be molested in quiet possession by such issue; and Edward has agreed to execute a mortgage of the premises for securing the payment of £330 to Withers in consideration of which mortgage Withers has agreed to proceed in the purchase; now in pursuance of the agreement and in consideration of £5 from Withers Thornes has demised the messuage and lands belonging in Edgerley, Kinnerley in the holding of Robert Fardce at a yearly rent of £27 (note in margin ?Plassey and Castle Foregate instead of Edgerley Tenement), and the reversion, remainder, rents and profits of the premises, and the right and title of Thornes to them, to hold to Withers for 500 years at a peppercorn rent; provided the eldest son or other issue of Edward and Margaret entitled to the remainder on the death of Edward shall (on the application of Withers) after he attains 21 at the cost of Withers refuse to levy a fine, suffer a recovery or make any other conveyance or assurance in the law for conveying the premises to Withers forever, or if in the meantime and before such fine, etc. has been made Withers should be molested in possession by issue of Edward and Margaret or anyone else claiming from him, then if Edward on notice pays to Withers £330 then these presents to be void; Edward covenants that Withers after default shall be made in making an assurance and in payment of the £330 shall peaceably and quietly hold the premises and take the rents and profits for the remainder of 500 years, and the premises are and shall be free from all former conveyances, etc., and Edward shall after default at the request and cost of Withers do and make further acts in the law for better assuring the premises; and until default is made in performance of the proviso Edward shall occupy and enjoy the premises and take the rents to his own use without rendering any account to Withers. Docketed: Thornes gent. to Withers gent. Collateral Security on a Purchase by way of Demise for 500 years. 7 sheets (13 sides) in need of repair.

LEASE  867/25  3 July 1797

Contents:
(1) Edward Thornes of Condover Green gentleman. (2) Thomas Philips of Ford butcher and Thomas Pryce of Llandrinio co Mont Butcher. Cons: Rent and covenants. Lease of a messuage in Edgerley in the parish of Kynnerley (John Davies), reserving minerals and timber and game and the right to hunt, making reasonable allowance to the tenants for any damage as appointed by 2 indifferent persons, from 25 March next for a term of 99 years or life of Edward Thornes. Rent £46 p.a. payable 24 June and 29 Sept., beginning on 24 June 1797. Proviso in case of arrears or default for taking a distress. Covenant to pay rent, land tax and other taxes; and to cultivate and improve the farm and leave behind the last year's dung, muck, compost, manure, etc. raised on the premises at the end of the term. Covenant not to break up ancient meadow or pasture and not to sow more than ¼ a with hemp or flax in any year; and to repair the house etc. the landlord allowing timber in the rough, brick, lime, slates or tiles for this. Covenant not to lop trees except such Runnels as have been usually cropped for repairing fences on the premises only. Signatures of Edward Thornes, Thomas Phillips, Thomas Pryce. Witnesses: Joan Asterley, Jno Price.

2 parcels of land in Kynaston sold by Humphrey Clarke to Edward Thornes of Kynaston in 1688.  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  867/26  7 August 1683

Contents:
(1) Humphrey Clarke of Argoed yeoman. (2) Peter Rogers of Argoed yeoman and John Griffithes of Kynaston yeoman. Cons: settling estates and performing articles of agreement (1) Humphrey Clarke (2) John Dackyn of Kynton yeoman concerning a marriage then to be had between Clarke and Susan his now wife and the sum of £100 marriage portion. Feoffment in 2 messuages in Kynaston (John Griffithes and John Rydroppe) and all lands etc. in Kynaston, on trust to these uses:- as to one half, to use of Humphrey and Susan for their lives and the longer liver of them and after to use of the 1st son and his heirs, in default, sons in succession and heirs of their bodies, in default, to use of Clarke's eldest daughter Elenor and heirs of her body in default other daughters and heirs of their bodies or the right heirs of Humphrey Clarke. Signature of Humphrey Clarke. Witnesses: Edward Davies, Thomas Dackin, Edward Davies.

Bond in £100.  867/27  30 August 1688

Contents:
(1) Humphrey Clarke of Kynaston yeoman. (2) Edward Thornes of Kynaston. Humphrey Clarke by articles of 20 July last covenanted with Edward Thornes to sell him certain land in Kynaston. This agreement Thornes has now released except as to 2 parcels which Clarke has absolutely sold to him. This bond is to be void if Clarke do (not) release or mortgage the rest without Thorne's written consent. Signature of Humphrey Clarke. Witnesses: John Griffis, Edward Thornes, John Probert (mark), Arthur Hanmer.

Messuage and garden in Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury, owned by the Clarkes and acquired by the Thornes by the marriage of Edward Thornes and Catharine Clarke  [no ref. or date]


Related information: (See marriage settlement 1701 867/160)

Release.  867/28  30 July 1668

Contents:
(1) Samuel Wingfield of Preston Brockhurst, Esq. (2) John Bowers, of Shrewsbury, clothier. Consideration: £14 17s. Wingfield grants the messuage and backside belonging and adjoining in Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury, with all the interest, reversion, remainder and inheritance of Wingfield to hold to Bowers, his heirs and assigns forever; covenant to warrant the title; covenant for peaceful possession of the premises free from former conveyances, without trouble from Wingfield; covenant that Samuel and Elisabeth his wife in the next 7 years at the request and cost of Bowers to make further assurances in the law to the use of Bowers and his heirs. Signed: Samuel Wingfield. Endorsement: md. that before sealing these presents Samuel Wingfield sealed and delivered to Bowers a bargain and sale of the premises from 1 July last before 20 of the same July 1668 being the date of the same indenture, and afterwards these presents were sealed and witnessed by: Thomas Wingfield, the mark of Thomas Groves, Richard Bowers, Hum: Tomkins. Docketed: John Bowers his writings. Seal broken, covered in paper, on tag.

Lease of possession.  867/29  1 October 32 Charles II (1680)

Contents:
(1) John Bowers of Shrewsbury, clothier. (2) John Clarke of Shrewsbury, baker. Consideration: 5/- Bowers has bargained and sold the messuage with the backside adjoining in Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury, heretofore in the possession of Richard Bowers, deed. and now of Edward Tisdale, to hold to Clarke from last Michaelmas for 6 months. Signed: John Bowers. Witnesses on dorse: the mark of James Browne, Hum: Tomkins, Will Bowers, Edward ?Tonckes. Docketed: Castle Foregate. Seal covered with paper on parchment tag.

Release.  867/30  28 July 1682

Contents:
(1) William Bowers of Shrewsbury, weaver and [...] (2) John Clarke of Shrewsbury, baker. Whereas by indenture of 2 October 32 Charles II (1680) between John Bowers then of Shrewsbury, clothier, since decd. (1) and John Clarke (2) Bowers for £50 conveyed to Clarke the messuage with the backside adjoining in Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury once in possession of Richard Bowers, decd. and then of Edward Tisdale, corvisor, to Clarke, his heirs and assigns forever; and whereas by an indenture of the same date as the recited indre. between John Clarke (1) and John Bowers (2), and Clarke covenanted with Bowers that if Bowers should yearly during 7 years after last Michaelmas by way of mart pay to Clarke £10 at every feast of the Annunciation and Michaelmas in equal parts or within 30 days following each feast then the first recited indre. to be void, and Clarke and his heirs should thereupon reconvey the premises to Bowers; and whereas the sums of £10 have not been paid whereby Clarke became rightly seised thereof; and whereas Bowers made a will demising the said premises to William Bowers and his heirs forever to sell and dispose of the same for payment of his debts, after whose death William being thereby made sole executor proved the will; now William in consideration of £16 from Clarke, grants and releases to Clarke all the right, title, interest, power of redemption etc. which William has, and all claims he or his heirs have shall be utterly debarred; and Bowers covenants that Clarke shall peaceably hold the released premises without trouble from Bowers free of incumbrances (one lease made by John Bowers to Thomas Watters of the premises for a term not yet expired only excepted); and Bowers and Deborah his wife during the 7 years next at the request and cost of Clarke make further assurances in the law to the use of Clarke his heirs and assigns. Signed: Will Bowers. Witnesses on dorse: Edward Gravener, Thomas ?Clarke, Arthur Tonge. Docketed: Castle Foregate. Seal, covered with paper, on parchment tag.

Deed to lead the uses of a fine.  867/31  1 August 1682

Contents:
(1) William Bowers of the town of Shrewsbury, weaver and clothier, and Margarett Heath of Abbey Forgate, one of the suburbs of Shrewsbury, widow. (2) Samuel Adderton of Abbey Forgate, draper, and John Clarke of Shrewsbury, baker. For the conveying and assuring the aftermentioned premises to the aftermentioned uses it was agreed that William Bowers and Margaret Heath within a year at the costs of John Clarke and Margaret Heath to levy a fine of the tenement or dwelling house and garden in the Castle Foregate another of the suburbs of Shrewsbury heretofore in the possession of Edward Tisdeale; and the messuage or tenement heretofore in the possession of John Brydgyn with all lands belonging in Woodseave; and the fine shall be, and Adderton and Clarke shall stand seised of the premises, to the uses following: as for the tenement in Castle Foregate to the use of Clarke and his heirs forever; and as to the messuage in Woodseave to the use of Margaret Heath, and her heirs forever. Signed: Will Bowers. Witness: Samuel Sheringham? Seal on tag.

Indenture of fine. Samuel Adderton and John Clarke - plaintiffs.  867/32  Hilary 34 Charles II Jan. (1682/3)

Contents:
William Bowers and Margaret Heath, widow - deforciants. 2 messuages, 2 gardens, 5 acres of land, 2 acres of pasture in Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury and Woodseaves. Fine: £60. Docketed: Castle Foregate.

Mortgage.  867/33  21 November 1688

Contents:
(1) John Davies of Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury, smith, and Katherine Davies of Castle Foregate, widow. (2) John Clarke of Shrewsbury, baker. Whereas by indenture of 6 June 20 Charles II (1668) between Mary Greene, widow (1) John Davies then of Castle Foregate father of the John Davies party hereto (2), Mary let the plot of ground in Castle Foregate adjoining to the common pound or pinfold then or late railed out and inclosed and extending from the pound towards the Castle Gate in length 30 yards the breadth of the end next the pound 14 yards, the side next John Shidley 11 yards and the side next Thomas Pemberton's house 16 yards and the breadth of the end next the Castle Foregate 3 yards; to hold to Davies snr. during the lives of himself, Katherine his wife and John Davies, jnr., and of the longest liver; and after their deaths to Davies snr. for 21 years, yeilding to Mary or the heirs of William Greene the yearly rent of 7/- at the feast of St. Michael and the Annunciation; whereas since the granting of the lease there has been erected on the premises a dwelling house and shop; and whereas William Whiston of Kemberton, yeoman and John Woodroofe of Clee St. Margaret yeoman, and Richard Mathews of Aston, yeoman and Podmore Peplowe of Little Dawley yeoman, by their writing obligatory of even date with the recited lease, became bound to Davies, snr. in £100 with condition that if the reversion in fee in the lands and premises should rest in any the then wives of Whiston, Woodroofe, Mathews and Peplowe being 4 sisters, or any of them in right of their wives, then she or she and her huband or her heirs at the request convey to Davies and his heirs the premises for such time as should be then unexpired; and where as the right of the premises during the said term are rightly invested in John Davies and Katherine Davies parties hereto; now John Davies jnr. and Katherine Davies in consideration of £20 from Clarke assign demise to Clarke the obligatory and condition there of and all the benefit and advantage, and appoint Clarke their attorney to sue and implead the obligors on the obligatory and do any act about the same; and John and Katherine Davies have leased to Clarke the premises with the house and shop for 99 years, if John and Katherine shall so long live, and after the end of the term for 21 years; paying to the Davieses a peppercorn on every 10 May if demanded, and paying to the owner of the inheritance the rent reserved on the recited lease; provided that if John Davies pays to Clarke £20 and 12/- on 22 May next then it shall be lawful for Davies and Katherine to re-enter the premises, and the assignment of the obligatory and condition shall be void; and John and Katherine covenant with Clarke to pay the money on the said day; and Clarke shall after default in payment peaceably hold the premises without trouble from the Davieses, free from all incumbrances; and Davieses and all others with any estate in the premises shall after default in payment at the request and cost of Clarke make any further assurances in the law to Clarke; and it was agreed that the Davieses should hold the leased premises and receive the rents and profits thereof without accounting for the same until default shall be made in payment. Signed: John Clarke. Witnesses on dorse: Arthur Tonge, Edward Tonge, Jeffrey Beddow,?J. D...... Docketed: Castle Foregate.

Release.  867/34  2 March 1692-3

Contents:
(1) Robert Clive of Stich, Salop, Esq., (2) John Clarke of Shrewsbury. Consideration: £20 15s. Clive released to Clarke, in his possession by a bargain and sale of the previous day, for 6 months, the barn, garden or orchard in Castle Foregate in or near Shrewsbury in the possession of John Bowers, clothier and John Bucknall, with all appurtenances and privileges, belonging, and the reversion, remainder, rents and profits and right and title of Clive to the premises; to hold to Clarke, his heirs and assigns forever; covenant that Clive will warrant the title; Clive covenants he was seised of a perfect estate of inheritance in fee simple and has full power and authority to convey, and Clarke may hold the premises peaceably free from former conveyances and incumbrances; and Clive and any other claimants in the next 7 years at the request and cost of Clarke, will make further assurances in the law, to the use of Clarke, his heirs and assigns for ever. Signed: Ro: Clive. Witnesses on dorse: Arthur Tonge, Edward Tonge, John Tonge. Docketed: Castle Foregate. Badly affected by damp - in two pieces. Parchment tag, seal missing.

Copy Will  867/35  24 October 1699

Paper.

Contents:
Of John Clarke of the Castle Foregate, one of the suburbs of the town of Shrewsbury, baker, being aged, but of sound mind; he is to be buried within the parish Church of St. Mary's, Shrewsbury as near to the place there as may be where his late brother Thomas Clarke was buried; his debts are to be discharged out of his personal estate; he gives to his wife Dorothy Clarke his messuages and lands in the County of Salop to hold to her for her life and after her death to his daughter Katherine Clarke and her heirs and assigns forever; to his wife all his bills, bonds, writings, obligatories and mortgages due to him, his wife paying the legacies he bequeathes within 12 months after his death; he gives to his only surviving daughter named Katherine Clarke £200 with a further sum of £100 provided that she marries with the consent of her mother: he gives to his cousin Michael Richards his ?best "Cote and the sum...........; to his cousin Jonathan Nicholas...... and to his wife Mary..........; to the testator's sister Marg.... Morris the sum of ten shillings; to his sister Elizabeth Davies, widow the sum of shillings; to his cousin Judeth ten shillings; to the poor of the parish of St. Mary's five shillings to be paid by his executrix within nine days after his death; for his funeral expenses the sum of.....; to his cousin Darous Bayley, widow ten shillings;....... The bottom of the will has been lost.

Lease of a house, etc. in Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury.  867/36  11 November 1793

Contents:
See copy (867/37) Docketed: Castle Foregate. 2 applied seals, paper.

Attested copy of lease.  867/37  11 November 1793

Paper.

Contents:
(1) Edward Thornes of Whittall, Condover, gentleman. (2) William Price of Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury, malster. Thornes has demised and leased to Price the messuage, dwelling house, malthouse, garden, stable and premises with the appurtenances in Castle Foregate in the parish of St. Mary in the possession of Price with all out-houses; to hold to Price from 29 September last for 21 years subject to be determined by Thornes or Price at the expiration of the 1st 7 years of the term or at 14 years or 21 years by giving half a year's notice before expiration; paying yearly to Thornes £10 on 25 March and 29 September in equal parts, the 1st payment on 25 March next; provided that if the yearly rent is unpaid by 30 days and insufficient distrees found, then Thornes may re-enter the premises; Price covenants to pay the rent; to keep and leave the premises in good and tenantable order and repair, accident by fire and tempest excepted; and Thornes covenants Price shall have peaceful occupation without trouble from him. Signed: Edward Thornes, and the mark of William Price. Witnesses: John Upton, Geo. Betton. 11 November 1793 Certified to be a true copy of the original in the hands of Mr. Price, examined and compared by Geo. Betton and Thos. Betton, and witnessed by John Upton. Docketed: Mr. Thornes to Mr. Price. Attested Copy of Lease dated 11th Day of November, 1793. Castle Foregate.

Messuage in Dovaston and land in Edgerley called the Brockyst acquired by Edward Thornes of Kynaston 1708.  [no ref. or date]

Feoffment.  867/38  Last day of August (31) 18 James I (1620)

Contents:
(1) Humfrey ap John, yeoman, of Kynnerley. (2) John Clarke, yeoman, of Dovaston. Consideration: £42 12s. Humfrey releases to Clarke all his interest and title in the close of land called y Kay ym Wrockist now in the occupation of Humfrey Clarke, 5 acres, in Edgerley, in breadth between the land of John Pritchard on one side and the land of Humfrey ap John on the other, and in length from the land of William Woolaston, Esq., lord of the manor of Kynnerley to the land of William ap Thomas ap Humffrey. To hold the close to John Clarke, his heirs and assigns for ever to hold of the chief lords of the fee. Humfrey ap John and his heirs shall have no claim or title in the land in future and will warrant and defend Clarke's title in it. Signed with the mark of Humfrey ap John. Parchment tag, seal missing. Endorsed: Witnesses to the sealing: Richard Edwards, Humfrey Clarke, Thomas Jeffrey ap ?Powell, Thos Lloyd.

Feoffment.  867/39  24 November 21 James I (1623)

Contents:
(1) Humfrey ap John, yeoman, of Kynnerley. (2) John Clercke, junior, of Davaston, yeoman. Whereas Humfrey by indenture of 13 April 9 James I (1611) granted to Hugh Cureton yeoman, of Berged, Montgom., a close of land called Kay ym Rockist in Edgerley adjoining a common there called the Frockist, to hold to Cureton his heirs and assigns forever; and whereas Cureton by deed of 20 November 21 James I (1623) assigned to John Clercke junior, yeoman, of Dovaston, the said close, and all his interest and title in it. Now in consideration of £10 Humphrey releases to Clercke all his title and interest in the said close. To hold the close to John Clercke his heirs and assigns forever, of the chief lord of the fee, Humfrey, and his heirs shall have no claim to the property in future, and will warrant and defend Clercke's title. Signed with the mark of Humfrey ap John. Parchment tag, seal missing Endorsed: Witnesses to sealing: William Hamond, Edward Griffies, Morgan Davies, Thomas Betty, William Chalner, Clearcke.

Release.  867/40  10 February 1636/7

Contents:
(1) Richard Clarcke, yeoman, of Edgerley. (2) John Clarcke, yeoman, of Kinnerley, brother of Richard. Richard releases all his right and title to and in a messuage in which Edward Mydell now lives and in 1 barn and all gardens and orchards belonging and all lands belonging, in Dovaston which the said John Clarcke late had of the gift of John Clarcke, his father; and in one other close of land in Edgerley called y Kay in Brockist, (one acre of meadow in the same close of land excepted).; and in another parcel of land in Davaston in a field called the Belan field, in breadth between the land of Francis Thornes and the land of Edward Payne. To hold to John Clarcke, his heirs and assigns forever. Richard renounces all claim to the premises, and will warrant the title to John. Signed and sealed, with the mark of Richard Clarcke. Endorsed: Witnesses to the sealing: Peter Rogers, Nicholas Clarke, and Daniell ap John, Roger Scott, Jo: Lloyd.

Marriage Settlement.  867/41  6th January 1658/9

Contents:
(1) Richard Clarke, yeoman, of Dovaston. (2) Nicholas Clarke, yeoman, of Dovaston, and William Hood, yeoman, of Wikey. In consideration of a marriage already had between Francis Lineall, yeoman, of Wikey, and Elenor his now wife, daughter of Richard Clarke, Clarke grants to N. Clarke and Hood the mansion house in which Richard Clarke now lives in Dovaston. 1 acre or days mowing of meadow land belonging to the messuage in Edgerley among the lands of John Clarke called Brockyst; 2 other parcels of meadow in Melverley in a meadow there called the Wayne; and all other land belonging to the messuage, and the reversion and remainder and rents; to hold to N. Clarke and Hood forever so that shall stand seised of the property to the following uses: to the use of Richard Clarke for his life with full power to commit waste; and on his death half to the use of Mary his now wife for her life and after the death of Richard Clarke and Mary then to the use of Francis Lineall and Elenor his wife for their lives and the longest liver of them, for the relief and maintenance of the children of Francis and Elenor, and on their decease to the use of the right heirs of Francis and Elenor. Provided the right heirs of Francis and Elenor pay to rest of the children of Francis and Elenor £120 within 2 years after the death of Francis and Elenor, for portions equally to be divided among them; and in default of payment of the sum the premises meant to be granted to N.C. and W.H. for ever in trust that they at their pleasure sell the property for the benefit and advantage that shall be got for the same and the money raised shall be paid and disposed as aforesaid to all the children of Francis and Elenor equally; in default of such issue to the heirs of Elenor; and for want of such issue to the use of Richard Clarke and his heirs for ever; Richard Clarke covenants with N.C. and W.H. that he is the lawful owner of the premises and has full power to convey the same to them, free from incumbrances, and he will make a further assurance in the law at the request and cost, to the said uses. Signed: Richard Clarke. Parchment tag, seal missing. Endorsed: Witnesses to the sealing and delivery of seisin William Basnet of Wikey, Anne Vaughan and Edward Dawes; Dovaston. Docketed: Dovaston.

Bargain and sale for 1 year.  867/42  2 January 1674/5

Contents:
(1) John Clarke, yeoman, of Dovaston. William Corbett, gent. of Ruyton. Edward Thornes, gent. of Kynaston. Anne Payne, widow of Edgerley. Andrew Thornes gent. of Edgerley and Mary his wife. Elizabeth Payne spinster, of Edgerley. (2) Edward Burley, gent. of Shrewsbury Adam Wareing, gent., of Staple Inn, Middx. To enable Burley and Wareing to purchase the premises, the 1st parties grant to them the messuage in Dovaston in which John Clarcke and Katherine Clarcke once lived and 8 parcels of field ground belonging to the messuage and lying in the common field of Dovaston, c.6 acres; and one closure or parcel of arable land called Kay Placey, in the township of Dovaston, 6 acres; the inclosure called Cockes Coppy in Kynaston, in breadth between the lands of Edward Thornes on one side and the lands of Edward Thornes and others on the other side, and length from a new farm to a lane there; and the inclosure called the Brockyst late in the possession of Andrew Evans, 5 acres; the inclosure called the Bigger Kaeym Brockyst late in the possession of John Vaughan, 6 acres, excepting the ¼ of the last mentioned parcel, both which parcels are in Edgerley; to hold to Burley and Wareing for 1 year from the 1st day of this January paying 1 peppercorn on 1 August. Signed and sealed: John Clarke, Will Corbett, Edward Thornes mark of Anne Payne, Andrew Thornes, mark of Mary Thornes, the mark of Elizabeth Payne. 6 pendants seals, 1 seal missing. Endorsed: Witnesses to sealing: L.? Langley, John: Hanscombes. Edd Bawdewin. Docketed: Dovaston.

[no title]  867/43  4 January 1674/5

Contents:
(1) John Clarke of Dovaston, gent., William Corbett of Ruyton, gent., Edward Thornes of Kynnerley, gent., Anne Payne of Edgerley, widow, Andrew Thornes of Edgerley, gent., Mary his wife and Elizabeth.......... of Edgerley, spinster. (2) Edward Burley? of Shrewsbury, and Adam....... of Staple Inn co Midd., gent., (3) Thomas Thornes of........... gent. John Clarke has heretofore conveyed hereditaments to Edward Thornes and to Edward Payne of Kynnerley, to certain uses. Consideration: suffering a common recovery. Conveyance of a messuage in Dovaston (formerly-Clarke) with land in the common fields, 1 parcel land called Kay Placey in Dovaston; 1 inclosure in Kynaston between land of Edward Thornes and Edward Thornes and others and in length from the farm to a lane in Bugoyd and an inclosure called the Brockyst (late Andrew Evans); inclosure in Kynaston called the Bigger K..... (6a), both in Dovaston; to create tenants for the recovery to barr entail, to uses described. Witnesses Edward Langley. John Hanscoombe. Edward Prowdeman(?).

[no title]  867/44  30 November 34 Charles II (1682)

Contents:
(1) Francis Llyneall junior son and surviving heir of Francis Llyneall the elder of Llys co Salop gent. (2) Margaret Llyneall of Corvesham (?) one of the daughters of Francis Llyneall the elder Richard Clarke of Dovaston in March 1658 on cons. of the marriage of ? Elizabeth daughter of enfeeffed (trustees) in a messuage in Dovaston, 1 acre of land in Edgerley (John Clarke) called Brockist in Melverley in a meadow called the Wayne, in trust for their lives and for children of the marriage. Consideration: performance of this trust. Demise of the messuage and other premises and all claim to them, to Margaret for term of 1000 years - rent 1 rose at St. John Baptist. If she die without children or if her children die before the age of 21, when Francis shall have quiet possession of the property. Margaret covenants to save Francis from any claim on behalf of younger children of Francis the elder. Signature of Francis Llyneall. Witnesses: Thomas Glovers, John Moody, John Badam.

Release.  867/45  26 March 1694

Contents:
(1) Francis Vernon, gent. of Desborough, Northants., and Mary his wife, and William Lowe, needlemaker, of the City of Chester. (2) Francis Lyneall, gent. of Kinnerton, Flint. Whereas Richard Clarke, yeoman of Doveston, Salop, by his deed of settlement of 6 January 1658/9 in consideration of a marriage between Francis Lineall, yeoman, of Wikey and Elinor his wife and daughter of Richard Clarke and for provision of maintenance for her and for the settling of his messuages, and lands in Dovaston, Byerle and Melverley, granted to Nicholas Clarke and William Hood among other uses all this messuages, lands and tenements in Dovaston, Byerle and Melverley after the deaths of Francis Lineall and Elianor his wife to the use of the heirs of Francis and Elianor, provided such heirs pay to the rest of the children of Francis by Elianor £120 within 2 years after the death of Francis and Elianor for portions equally to be divided amongst them. Whereas Francis Lineall, gent. of Kinnerton, Flint, is son and heir of Francis decd. by Elinor, and by the settlement is entitled to the property in Dovaston, Byerle and Melverley under the proviso, and whereas Mary now the wife of Francis Vernon is one of the children of Francis Lineall, decd. by Elinor, and is entitled to a child's part of the £120 which by agreement comesto £50 10s. and whereas William Lowe is empowered by Vernon and Mary to by a writing of 30 Dec. 1693 to receive and contract for let set bargain and sell all or any of the property they have in Dovaston as he thinks fit. Now the Vernons and Lowe in consideration of the £50 10s. paid to Lowe to the use of Francis and Mary Vernon by her brother, Francis Lineall, grant and release and quit claim to Francis Lineall all actions, personal suits, debts and trespasses etc. which Francis Vernon heretofore had in right of his wife, Mary, or which their heirs may have against Francis Lineall or his heirs, and the right, interest and demand which Francis and Mary Vernon have in any of the premises in Dovaston, Byerle or Melverley. Signed and sealed: Francis Vernon, Mary Vernon. Endorsed: Witnesses to the sealing: John Malet, Henrey Terry.

Lease and Release  867/46-48  14 & 15 December 1708

Lease badly damaged by damp.

Contents:
(1) Francis Lineal of Farnedon co Chester, gent., and Mary his wife. (2) Edward Thornes of Kynaston, gent. Cons: £110. Release of a Messuage in Dovaston (John Rogers) with appurtenances, 1 acre or daies math of meadow ground belonging to the messuage and lying in Edgerley among the late lands of John Clarke called the Brockyst, 2 parcels meadow ground in Melverley in a meadow there called the Waine, to use of Edward Thornes and Catherine his wife for their lives and the life of the longest liver, and after to use of John Thornes 2nd son of Edward and Catherine for life, after to heirs of his body and in default to use of Thomas Thornes 3rd son of Edward and Catherine and heirs of his body in default to use of Edward Thornes, eldest son of Edward and Catherine and heirs of his body, in default to right heirs of Edward the father. Covenant as to good title and for further assurance. Signature of Francis Lyneall and Mary Lyneall. Witnesses: Thomas Clapham, Edward Davies, Arthur Hanmer

Roger Lathrop's receipt for 10s. paid by Mr. Edward Thornes for the use of Mr. John Baldwyn late under sheriff of the County of Salop for licence to agree with Francis Lyneal as to messuage 10 a. land 2 a. meadow and 10a pasture in Edgerley Melverley and Dovaston.  867/48  26 July 1711

Contents:
Attached to Release

2 parts of a chirograph of final concord  867/49-50  3 weeks after Michaelmas 8 Anne (1709)


Related information: See 867/192-4

Contents:
Edward Thornes gent., plt. Francis Lyneall and Mary his wife deforciant on 1 messuage, 10 acres land, 2 acres meadow, 10 acres pasture in Eadgerley, Melverley and Dovaston - £60.
The Brockests in Edgerley (1712)

Messuage and piece of common called Gwern y Llyn, bought by Edward Thornes of Kynaston in 1711.  [no ref. or date]

Chirograph of final concord on 3 messuages, 2 cottages, 60 acres land, 12 acres meadow, 40 acres pasture and common of pasture in Kynaston, Dovaston, Edgerley, Melverley and Maysbroke - £100.  867/51  Octave of St. Hillary 33 Eliz (1591)

Contents:
Roger ap Jevan gentleman and Roger Heylyn plts. Griffin Foulke and Margaret his wife, deforciants.

Exemplification of a final concord Griffith Foulke and Margaret his wife; Roger ap Jevan gent.  867/52  Temp Eliz [33 Eliz 9 lure] Roll 20 1591

Contents:
3 messuages, 2 cottages, 60 acres land, 12 acres meadow, 40 acres pasture and common of pasture in Kynaston, Dovaston, Edgerley, Melverley and Maysbroke.

Marriage Settlement.  867/53  Last day of January (31) 4 James I (1607)

Contents:
(1) Griffith Foulke, yeoman, of Kynnaston and John Griffithe, yeoman, of Kynnastonne, son and heir apparent of Griffith. (2) David ap John, yeoman, of Melverley (3) Thomas Lloid, gentleman, of Argoydd and Thomas ap Thomas, yeoman, of Melverley. In consideration of a marriage shortly to be solemnized between Moyses Griffithes, son and heir apparant of John Griffithes, and Marie the daughter of David ap John Griffith and John grant to Lloid and Thomas ap Thomas all their messuages and lands in the townships of Kynaston and Edgerley now or late in the tenure of the said Griffith Foulke and John Griffithes and the reversion of the premises. To hold to Thomas Lloyd and Thomas ap Thomas their heirs and assigns to the following uses:- all the messuage in which John Griffithe now lives with the outbuildings, 30 acres of arable land, 3 acres of meadow, and 3 acres of pasture to the use of John Griffithe, Moyses Griffithes and Marie, and of their assigns during the life of John Griffithes, and after his death, to the use of Moyses and Marie and their heirs; and the messuage in which Griffith Foulke now lives with all outbuildings, orchards, gardens and lands now in the tenure of Griffith Foulke, to his use for his life, and on his death to the use of John Griffithes and Moyses and the heirs of Moyses and Marie forever. David ap John covenants with Griffith and John Griffithes to pay £51 towards the redemption of such lands and tenements in Edgerley and Kynnaston which Griffith and John conveyed or assured to any person by mortgage, by repayment of any sums, the sum being paid to them on sufficient warning; and Griffith and John covenant that in one month after the redemption of the lands now mortgaged convey the lands to such person(s) and their heirs as David or his heirs shall appoint. To hold the same lands to such person(s) to the use of John Griffithes and Moyses Griffithes and of the heirs of Moyses and Marie; and Griffith and John covenant with David that they will within 8 years when lawfully required by David, make and deliver to Thomas Lloyd and Thomas ap Thomas a further assurance of the premises at the equal cost of Griffith John and David, so that Griffith and John are not compelled to travel out of Co. Salop for the purpose, and be to the above uses. Agreed between parties that John Griffithes will according to his best ability maintain and keep Moyses and Marie with good healthsome and sufficient meats, drinks, lodgings, fires, house, apparell and clothing and their children so long as John and Moyses live together; and if Moyses and Marie mislike with their said keeping, then the messuage and lands belonging, shall be equally divided, half to be to the use of Moyses and Marie and the other half to the use of John; and if Marie dies within 8 years leaving no issue by Moyses, then Griffith and John shall pay to David £60 within one year of her death. Griffith and John will warrant the premises to Thomas Lloyd and Thomas ap Thomas. Parchment tag, seal missing. Endorsed: Witnesses to sealing: Ric Heyl?ud de ? Wilcot, John Rogers, Thomas ?H......., Roger ap........., Thomas Griffith, Rees ap Thomas, John Nicholas, John Griffith. Docketed: John Griffies, Mosses Griffies Deade.

Copy will and probate of John Griffiths of Kynnaston(?).  867/54  ?3 May 23 Charles I (1647)

Contents:
Mainly illegible - damaged by damp.

Mortgage  867/55  December 9 Anne (1710)

Contents:
(1) John Griffiths of (Kynnaston) yeoman, Edward Griffiths his son and heir, (Thomas Griffiths 2nd son, William Griffiths 3rd son, and Jacon Griffiths -- (2) William Daze of Onslow yeoman. Cons: £45. Mortgage of a messuage (John Griffiths) in (Kynnaston) in the parish of Kynnerley, and 1 parcel called Kay Batha (8 strikes sowing) adjoining up to the backside of the said John Griffithes, 2 strikes sowing, 1 piece of land called the Heathfield (4 strikes sowing), another piece lately inclosed out of the Heathfield (12 strikes sowing), 3 tasks of meadow land lying in 2 places in Deworth meadow; for term of 500? years. Signature of Thomas Griffes, marks of the other parties. Witnesses: Roger Blakewey, John Davids (mark) Richard Illidg (mark) Endorsed: Kynaston.

Lease for 6 months of a messuage in Kynnaston with appurtenances and a parcel meadow ground lately inclosed out of a common called Gwerne y Llyn.  867/56  7 May 1711

Contents:
(1) John Griffithes of Kynnaston yeoman, Mary his wife, Edward Griffithes his son and heir, Anne his wife, Thomas Griffithes, William Griffithes and Jacob Griffithes younger sons of John. (2) Edward Thornes of Kynaston, gentleman. Signature of Thomas Griffithes, marks of the other 1st parties. Witnesses: Thomas Clapham, Richard Payne, John Evans, Robert Lathrop.

Lease & release  867/57&58  26 and 27 March 1719

Contents:
(1) Edward Thornes of Kynaston, gent. (2) Roger Dyes of Yockleton, blacksmith. Cons: £80. Lease and release of a messuage in Kynnaston (John Griffiths) and land, and a parcel meadow ground lately inclosed out of a common called Gwern y Llyn with mortgage proviso. Siganture of Edward Thornes. Witnesses: Charles Powell, John Fletcher, Joseph Plymley. Endorsed: 20 November 1723. Acknowledgement by Thomas Blakeway that he has received the principal and interest (£98 10s. 0d.) on behalf of Roger Dyes from Mr. Arthur Tonge on behalf of Thornes. Witnesses: John Lloyd.

Lease for 2 lives.  867/59  9 May 1711

Contents:
(1) Edward Thornes, gent., of Kynaston, Salop. (2) John Griffiths, yeoman, of Kynaston, and Mary his wife. In consideration of rents and covenants, and of an agreement between the parties on Thornes's purchase of the premises after mentioned, T. Leases to the Griffiths the messuage in Kynaston and all lands belonging, and a parcel of meadow lately enclosed out of a common called Gwern y Llyn, in the tenure of Griffiths, to hold to them for their 2 lives and the life of the longest liver, at the yearly rent of 2/6 at the feast of the Annunciation. The G.s covenant to maintain the buildings, hedges, ditches and fences and keep the messuage cleansed and sconced, and so yield them up at the end of the term; they covenant not to cut down or lop any of the timber trees, except for repairing the premises, hedges or fences, without T.'s consent, and not to sub-let without his licence. It shall be lawful for T. to exchange any part of the premises granting the G.s the same quantity and quality as 2 neighbours 1 chosen by T., the other by the G.s shall judge reasonable; the G.s will pay the chiefront and all other taxes. Thornes covenants for peaceful possession. Signed and sealed with the mark of John Griffiths and the mark of Mary Griffiths. Endorsed: Witnesses: Tho: Clapham, Edward Payne, Richard Payne, John Evans, Ro Lathrop. Paper. 2 applied seals in good condition with coat of arms with a spread eagle, and bird crest.

A Penny tack in New Meadow, Edgerley, bought by Edward Thornes of Kynaston from William Thomas in 1714.  867/60  [n.d.]

Lease of possession of their part or share in a Penny tack lying in a certain meadow called New meadow in Edgerley.  867/60  8? November 1714

Contents:
(1) William Thomas of Edgerley yeoman and David Davies of Edgerley yeoman. (2) Edward Thornes of Kynaston, gentleman.
Signature of ---- and William Thomas. Witnesses: Edward Davies, ----

Messuage called the Plow and other property in Eardiston bought by Edward Thornes in 1719.  [no ref. or date]

Deed of exchange.  867/61  4 April 1719

Badly affected by damp.

Contents:
(1) Peter Bassnett of Eardeston. (2) Edward Thornes, gent. All those parcels of land called the three Paradoes with their appurtenances called the Benwyns in exchange for those lands called the Kevan, the Worstone furlong the Turnabouts the Marsh by Thomas Payne the Mosspitt Marsh, ¼ of Kynastons Meadow, a dole in the Well Meadow and all his share of ground in Bagamoor, which ground are situate in Eardeston now or late in the tenure and all his share of a seat or pew in Ryton Church lately erected by Peter Basnett; to hold the parcels of land called the three paradoes and the Benwyns to Thornes forever in exchange for the Kevan, the Worstone furlong, the Turnabouts, the Marsh by Thomas Paynes, the Mosspitt Marsh the fourth part of Kynastons Meadow, a dole in the Well Meadow and part of ground in Bagamoore and share of the pew; and Thornes grants to Bassnett the last mentioned property, to hold to Bassnett, his heirs and assigns forever. Signed and sealed by Peter Bassnett and Edward Thornes. Witness on dorse: Char: Bolas. Docketed: Eardeston.

Mortgage.  867/62  Date illegible (1720)

Badly affected by damp.

Contents:
(1) Edward Thornes. (2) Edward Payne. The several messuage, tenements and lands of Thornes in Eardeston alias Yardeston in the Parish of Ryton now or late in the tenures of Richard Davies, William Hampton and Thomas Sydes, in the possession of Payne by a bargain and sale of the day before, to hold to him and his heirs forever, provided that if Thornes pays to Payne £105, that is £2 10s. on 1st September 1720 and £102 10s. on the 1st March following, then this indenture to be void. On dorse: witnesses to sealing: William......., Char: Bolas. Docketed: "Counterpart of Mr. Edward Thornes Mortgage to Mr. Edward Payne.

Release.  867/63  28 February 1725/6

Affected by damp.

Contents:
Arthur Tongue of the town of Shrewsbury, gent., sends greeting; whereas by indenture of 28 April 1688 being a settlement on the marriage of Richard Williams of Eardeston, gent., with Jane his wife being a grant of several messuages in Eardeston in the possession of Hugh Lloyd and W....Williams to the uses therein mentioned, which messuages descended to Edward Thornes of Kynaston as heir at law to Jane, wife of the said Edward (sic) Williams by virtue of the recited settlement; and whereas Thornes granted to Tongue the several messuages in Eardeston except the messuage called the Plow in the tenure of Richard Lawrence in Eardeston in the Parish of Ruyton; now Tongue in consideration of 5/- from Thornes releases and quit claims to Thornes and his heirs for ever all the estate, right and title which he has to the messuage called the Plow tenement in Eardeston in the tenure of Richard Lawrence; to hold to Thornes and his heirs forever; any claimant under Tongue to be debarred by this deed; Signed and sealed: Arthur Tonge. Witnesses on dorse: Char: Bolas (2nd name illegible) Docketed: Tonge to Thornes. Release of Title to the Plow tenement. Applied seal crumbled away.

Settlement.  867/64  28 February 1725/6

Contents:
(1) Edward Thornes of Kinaston alias Tregunver, gent., and Catherine Thornes, his wife. (2) Phebe Thornes, only daughter of Edward and Catherine. (3) Robert Edwards of..........., Salop, gent. Whereas Authur Tongue of Shrewsbury by mortgage of 29 September 1725 Thornes one moiety of 3 messuages and lands in Eardeston on the condition therein mentioned; and whereas it is the true intent at the time of the sealing and delivery hereof that the said shall enjoy the benefit of the pounds due on the above mortgage the said marriage of Phebe Thornes with the consent of Edward and Catherine Thornes, the sum to be placed out (?at interest) by way of mortgage or otherwise by the direction of Edward and Catherine that when the Phebe Thornes shall take effect by the consent of then the said £400 d. Phebe Thornes according to the limitation of these presents. Now in consideration of love of Edward for Phebe he grants to her the sum of £400 on the mortgage and his right and title to the same to the several uses following, i.e. as to the interest due from the £400 to the use of Edward and Catherine marriage of Phebe (the rest of this part of the document too badly damaged by water to be able to read); Edward covenants that he and his wife will make further assurances in the law to the above uses; provided that if Phebe dies without issue the principal and interest shall be in trust for Thomas Thornes, only son of Edward. Signed and sealed: Edward Thornes; Witnesses:..... Bolas. Docketed: Thornes to Edwards Trust.

Release John Roberts to Thomas Thornes.  867/65  19 February 1734/5

Contents:
Whereas by Indre of 14 March 1700/1 between Edward Thornes snr., gent., of Kynaston, John Clark, baker of Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury and Dorothy his wife (1) Andrew Lloyd gent., of Foards, Salop, John Tayler, yeoman, of Roxiter. (2) and Edward Thornes, jnr., gent., of Kynaston and Catherine his wife. (3) being a marriage settlement of Edward jnr. and his wife, Catherine, of the messuage in Kynaston in which Edward Thornes then lived and all lands belonging; and the messuage in Dovaston called Plassey and the lands belonging; and all other messuages and lands, lease land excepted, of Edward snr. in Kynaston, Dovaston and Edgerly or elsewhere in the parish of Kinnerley; and the messuage in Castle Foregate in which John Clark then lived; and the messuage in Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury in which John Randle, gent., then lived and all malthouses, backhouses, courts, lanes and gardens belonging; in which settlement there is a provise that if should be lawful for Edward Thornes jnr. at any time during his life by any deed to mortgage, lease or otherwise dispose of all or part of the hereditaments to any person(s) for raising any sum not exceeding £300 for the portion of his younger child(ren) by Catherine. Whereas Edward Thornes jnr. in his life time made his will and at the time of his death having 2 children, Thomas Thornes and Pheby, now wife of John Roberts tailor of Oswestry, and by his will gave to Pheby, the £300 and soon after died, the validity of which will is now contested by bill and answer in the Court of Exchequer and as yet undetermined. Now John Roberts in consideration of the £300 with 6½ years interest owing from him to Thomas Thornes of Kynaston, son and heir of Edward Thornes jnr. to whom the inheritance of the above premises belongs, on account of his wife Pheby, has remised and released to Thomas Thornes all right, title and interest in the £300 and all interest due and for ever release all the lands and premises with their appurtenances and all other lands of Thomas Thornes that are made chargeable with the sum by the deed of settlement from payment of the sum and interest, and Roberts for himself remises and releases to Thomas Thornes all actions, suits, debts, etc. against Thomas which he has had or may have. Signed and sealed: John Roberts. Witnesses: Richard Davis and Samuel Thornes. Docketed: Thomas Thornes Release for the £300 from John Robts. with all interest dated 19th February 1734 Dovaston. Paper with 2 applied seals.

Release by John Roberts to Thomas Thornes.  867/66  19 February 1734/5

Paper.

Contents:
(Counterpart of 867/65) Included: Account of "What was sold by Thos Thornes at the last fare at Lwyddere". This includes furniture, a heifer and corn.

Articles of Agreement.  867/67  19 February 1734/5

Contents:
(1) John Roberts of Oswestry, tailor. (2) Thomas Thornes of Kynaston, gent. Whereas there was laid out at interest by mortgage on a messuage and tenement which were the inheritance of Arthur Tonge late of Shrewsbury, gent., decd. and now the inheritance of Thomas Wingfield of Alderton, Esq., £400 by Edward Thornes late of Kynaston, gent, who soon after died leaving 2 children, namely the said Thomas Thornes and Phebe Thornes now wife of John Roberts; and before his death he made his will bequeathing the £400 due on mortgage to Phebe the validity of which will amongst other things is now contested by bill and answer in the Court of English Exchequer at Westminster as yet undetermined; now for putting an end to all disputes the suits both in law and equity now depending it is agreed between the parties; and Thos Thornes agreed with John Roberts that he Thos for making a competent fortune and maintenance for John Roberts and Phebe his wife, releases all claim, right, title and interest to the sum of £400 and one moiety of the interest now due for the same and in consideration thereof John Roberts covenants and agree with Thos, at the request of Thos and by warrant from Samuel Thornes of St. Asaph gent, to be his lawful attorney for him, to ask, recover and levy the £400 with all interest due, and then John will immediately at the request of Thos convey and assign the sum to 2 sufficient trustees to be chosen by Thos to be laid out at interest by the trustees on good security and the interest received by the trustees for the use of Phebe for her life, and after her death the principal to be laid out and interest received by the trustees for the use of John Roberts for his life and after his death the said £400 to the use of the children of John and Phebe, to be equally divided between them, and if John and Phebe die without issue the principal sum so laid out with all the interest then due shall go to Thomas Thornes, his heirs or assigns forever; and it is convenanted that all the interest now due should be equally divided between Thos and John when received by Samuel Thornes; and Thos covenants that if the occasion requires he will become bound with John to Mr. Wingfield to indemnify him for the payment of the sum. Signed and sealed: John Roberts, Thos Thornes. Witnesses: Ric Dawes or Davies ? Samuel Thornes. Docketed: Articles of agreement between John Roberts and Thomas Thornes about the £400 in Mr. Wingfields hands. 2 applied seals, cracked. Folded sheet of paper.

Case Papers and Bill of costs.  [no ref. or date]

The Case of Edward Thornes gent.  867/68  [n.d.]

Contents:
That Edward Thornes late of Kinaston, gentleman, decd. grandfather of the above named Edward Thornes in 1728 died was possessed of an estate of inheritance consisting of one tenement in the parish of Ruiton called the Plow in fee simple for many years before his death and Edward the grandfather so seised long before his death granted a lease to Rd Lawrence for 99 years determinable on 3 lives, for the life of Rd, his wife and son, Wm, and of the survivor at the reserved rent of £6 p.a. (dated 24 March 1725/6); the said Edward had issue by his wife Catherine a son and daughter, Thomas and Phebius, Thomas having long since died leaving Edward his only son and heir who has since married Margaret Daker. Edward the grandfather is supposed to have made a will a copy of which is annexed) dated 12 September 1728) if any such he made, but whether such will was in being after his death or that he destroyed it in his lifetime it is not known for it has not been seen since his death but by this copy it appears he left his daughter Phebious the said messuage called the Plow to Feby, and the will is attested by Richard Thomas, one of the executors, Wm. Payne and Elizabeth Callan, Thomas has no legacy in the will and is since dead, Eliz: Callan, but William Payne is living, (who signed with a mark); after the death of Edward Catherine received the reserved rent during her life from Rd Lawrence but before her death Pheby being about 13 years old was clandestinely married to Humphrey Callan a boy of about 12 and a divorce was held in the Spiritual Court about 28 years ago between Pheby and Humphrey to separate them, and soon after the sentence of divorce and the death of Catherine, Phebe being under age ran away and was married to John Roberts, tailor, now decd. but he and Phebe in the lifetime of Thomas Thornes, father of Edward, under the pretended copy of the will thinking it to be an original received the reserved rent of £6 p.a. and for many years from Lawrence; that Thomas died about 24 years ago and John Roberts survived him and died about 13 years ago and received the reserved rent to his death as did Phebe (still living) until about 1752 when Edward the grandson came of age; that John Roberts and Pheby receiving the rent of the tenement for many years from Lawrence did about 15 years ago levy a fine and by lease and release sold the tenement to Jacob Bullock and his heirs forever for £160 subject to the term of the lease to Rd Lawrence, and Bullock received the rent from Lawrence during Bullock's lifetime and died about 1751, leaving his will devising the tenement to Wm. Bullock, his bastard son who never received any rent. About that time Edward Thornes came of age and Richard Thornes and several of his relatives and friends told him he was entitled to the tenement and that Roberts and his wife had no title to the same or power to sell and dispose of it; Edward applying to his attorney, Samuel Thornes for his advice who advised him to make all the enquiry he could under what title Roberts and Phebe received the rent and soon after Edward informed his attorney that he had found out that it was under some will made by Edward the grandfather and that Milward Rogers attorney at law then decd. had the custody of the same and that it was then in the hands of Wm Rogers brother and executor of Milward; that Samuel advised Edward to get an assignment of the lease granted by Edward the grandfather to Lawrance from him and on Edward's application to Lawrance, and Lawrance then telling him that he believed he and his father Thos. had been wronged and cheated out of the tenement, Lawrence in consideration of £15 conveyed and assigned the term in the lease to Edward the grandson by his assignment of 5 August 1752; on application to Wm Rogers executor of Milward Rogers to know what papers he had in his custody, Mr. Rogers produced a paper writing purporting to be a copy of a will of Edward Thornes, grandfather of which a copy was taken and delivered to Samuel Thornes, but when this copy was made out and delivered the party does not remember, having never seen any original will of Edward Thornes, the grandfather who died many years before Edward the grandson was born; that Edward the grandson ever since the assignment of the lease has been in possession of the premises and received from the same yearly about £9; that William Bullock the devisee in the will of Jacob Bullock, [...] his Bill against Edward Thornes for recovery of the tenement and against Wm Rogers and Samuel Thornes for discovery of the will there being only Wm Payne an illiterate witness to the will living; that Edward Thornes has lately married and has settled the tenement on the issue of that marriage and suffered a recovery of it with other lands.
Q. If the original will cannot be produced will a Court of Equity establish the copy with Mr. Rogers upon any and what circumstantial evidence can the same be supported.
Q. What estate can Pheby claim under this will and have not Phebe and her husband forfeited their estate by levying a fine thereof and selling of it.
Q. Is the will well executed as to the real estate by reason the executor is witness.

Statement of the case of Edward Thornes.  867/69  12 April 1760


Related information: (See 867/68).

Contents:
Queries for the opinion of R. Perryn of Flint.
Q. If the original will cannot be produced will a Court of Equity establish the copy with Mr. Rogers upon any and what circumstantial evidence can the same be supported. "In order to make the Copy of the Will Evidence I conceive it will be necessary to prove that the Original Will did exist after the Death of the Testr. which as this case is stated is impossible now to be done and I am of Opinion that unless that Fact is clearly made out, no circumstantial Evidence will be admitted in support of such Will.
Q. What estate can Phebe claim under this will and has not Phebe and her husband forfeited their estate by levying a fine thereof and selling of it.
"I am of Opinion that by the Words of the Will Phebe took only an Estate for life and that by levying a fine and conveying the inheritance of the said premises she has forfeited her interest therein, unless she made a lease for years previous to such conveyance to prevent the forfeiture."
Q. Is the will well executed as to the real estate by reason on the executor is witness.
"I conceive that the Will in this Case is well executed, tho' one of the subscribing Witts. to the Execution thereof is an Executor."
Docketed: "Kynaston Mr. Edward Thornes's Case concerning the Plow and Mr. Perrins Opinion - April 12th 1760 Gave him 1 ga".

The several answers of William Rogers, gent., one of the defendants to the Bill of Complaint of William Bullock of Ellesmere, yeoman, complt.  867/70  N.D.(Post 1751)

6 Pages.

Contents:
The deft. says that Milward Rogers late of Oswestry, attorney at law, brother of deft. now deceased, make a will appointing the deft. sole executor, and deft. proved the will, and by virtue of the executorship possessed himself of the deeds of Milward and amongst others of a paper writing purporting to be as this deft. believes a draft or copy of the will of Edward Thornes, late of Kynaston, now decd., and which is the words and figures as quoted here. 12 September 1728 Edward Thornes bequeathes to his wife all his cattle and chattel, household goods and all that belongs to his house at her disposing at her death. He bequeathes to her the tenement that he purchased from John Griffiths being in Kynaston called Caebathan to pay his debts and funeral expenses; to his son Thomas Thornes 10/-; to his daughter Feaby the sum that is on Mr. Arthur Tongues estates in Yarston, parish of Ryton, being £400 of a mortgage but his will is for his wife to have the interest of the £400 for life; he gives to Feaby £300 that the estate is engaged for; he gives to Feaby the tenement called the Plough, Ryton in the possession of Richard Lawrance; and appoints his wife Catherine Thornes and Richard Thomas executor of his will, revoking all other will; signed and sealed by Edward Thornes, before William Payne, Elizabeth Kallen, Richard Thomas; the deft. has left the paper with Mr. Fleming his clerk in court in this cause for the inspection of the complt. and agents tocopy; the deft had not heard nor believes that the original will of Edward Thornes, only this writing came into the hands of Milward; the deft. denies that on his death such will came among the deeds and papers of Milward into the deft's hands, and he cannot recollect that he after his brother's death ever acknowledged to Mrs. Lloyd of the Fords and her daughter now Mrs. Basnett or to anyone else that he had the original will of Edward Thornes the grandfather deceased in his custody, but this deft. admits he had some discourse with Mrs. Lloyd about the will of Edward Thornes after the death of Milward, but he cannot recollect the particulars of such conversation but he might have acknowledged to her that he had the will or a copy of it in his brother's papers but at the time he did not certainly know whether it was the original will or a copy not having at that time taken any particular notice of it until the latter end of 1751 when an enquiry was made after the will or copy and an application made to the deft. for a sight of it by or on behalf of the Deft. Edward Thornes when this deft. carefully examined it and on such inspection he first perceived and understood that the papers writing purported to be only a draft or copy of the will of Edward Thornes grandfather decd, the names of the party signing it and of the witnesses appearing to be in the same handwriting and without any seal; and the deft. says that Edward Thornes and Samuel Thornes, 2 other of the deft; having caused application to be made to the deft. to know what papers this deft. had in his custody relating to Edward Thornes the grandfather or his estates, and the deft. believes he employed the son of John Dovaston to take a copy of the will; and this deft permitted Edward and Samuel Thornes to inspect the will and believes they took another copy of it, but this deft. denies that there was in the paper writing or the copy made by Dovaston any devise of the tenement in the bill mentioned to Phebe; and he denies he delivered or caused to be delivered the will or copy to Edward and Samuel Thornes or to any other persons in trust for them or for their use save as aforesaid and which was returned to this deft. and now is in the same plight and condition as when the deft 1st found it; and the deft denies he ever in any way secreted, concealed, cancelled or destroyed the paper writing and denies he ever had or pretended to have the original will of Edward Thornes or ever saw the same, nor did he deliver the same upon any occasion to Mr. Tudor Attorney at law or anyone else, but this deft. says that for ought he knows to the contrary Mr. Tudor being concerned for this deft. as executor of Milward Rogers in transacting some affairs and having had the inspection and perusal of some of the papers of the deft's late brother after his death, Mr. Tudor might see and peruse the paper writing draft or copy of the will but not otherwise to this deft's knowledge; and this deft. denies that he ever declared that he was afraid of discovering or producing the will least the deft. Edward Thornes should be thereby prejudiced or for fear of disobliging the deft. Samuel Thornes and that this deft. makes or sets up all or any of the excuses or pretences in the bill to avoid producing the will or any other excuses or pretences that account; and this deft. further answering says he is an utter stranger to all the other matters and things in the Bill charged and alledged and this deft. denies all and all manner of unlawful combination and conspiracy in the Bill charged. Signed: R. Perryn. Docketed: In chancery Rogers als Bullock Draft of the Answer Mr. Edward Thornes's Papers.

Answer - part only - of one of the defendants in the case of Bullock v Thornes relating to the Plow, Eardiston. this deft. said he had been offered £200 for the premises although it is worth much more and is a very improvable tenement and he has been informed that Bullock gave Roberts only £20 and a fletch of bacon for the purchase of the premises. Docketed: Plow.  867/71  N.D

The joint and several answer of Edward Thornes, gent., and Samuel Thornes, gent., two of the Defendants to the Bill of Complaint of William Bullock, yeoman, complt.  867/72  25 September 1760

11 Pages.

Contents:
They say that Edward Thornes of Kynaston, gent., long since deceased was before and on 24 March 1725 seised in his demesne as of fee simple in the messuage in the township of Eardiston called the Plough then in the tenure of Richard Lawrence, and Edward leased it to Lawrence, as shown in lease in the custody of Edward the deft.; and the defts. admit that Lawrence entered on the premises, and by assignment of the lease to Edward the deft., Edward now holds the same and has let it to a tenant; and defts do not know whether Edward Thornes being seized of the reversion in fee of the premises expectant on the determination of the lease did after making the lease whilst he was of sound mind, make and publish his will in such manner as mentioned in the Bill, and thereby amongst other things devising the said premises to Phebe his daughter and her heirs forever; but the defts. believe the contrary thereof to be true; and the defts. believe the contrary thereof to be true; and the defts. have heard and believe that Edward Thornes died in September 1728 leaving Thos. Thornes, late father of the deft. Edward, since decd. his son and heir at law and Phebe his daughter, but whether testate or intestate or without revoking his will the defts do not know; and the deft. Edward says he has heard and believes that Phebe soon after the death of Edward whilst she was an infant of 12 years was clandestinely carried away in the night by Anne Callen the mother and Elizabeth Callen the sister of Humphry Callen a pauper boy of 11 years and married to him; and this deft. believes an indictment was afterwards preferred to and found by the Grand Jury for the County of Salop at the Assizes held there for the County 30 years since against Anne, Elizabeth and Humphry Callen for carrying away Phebe and procuring her to be married to Humphry, and the indictment being traversed was afterwards tried at the Assizes held for Salop Co., the defts. thereunto acquitted because it could not be made to appear that Phebe was entitled to any real estate whatsoever, and which would not have been the case if Phebe had been entitled to the fee simple and inheritance the messuage called the Plough under Edward's will as is pretended in the Bill of Complaint; and this deft. has heard and believes that a divorce having been afterwards obtained from that marriage Phebe afterwards ran away clandestinely with John Roberts but whether they ever intermarried the deft. does not know but believes they co-habited together as a man and wife but this deft. denies that John Roberts (in case such marriage was had) in right of Phebe became seised of the reversion of the premises expectant on the determination of the lease; and Edward the deft. believes that from the death of Edward the grandfather during this deft's minority until March 1752 Catharine the widow of the said Edward Thornes, decd., Phebe, John Roberts, Jacob Bullock and the complt. William Bullock or one of them received the yearly reserved rents and profits of the premises from Richard Lawrence the lessee but from what time and for how long the deft. does not know, but he denies that they, or any of them, save Catharine the widow of Edward had any just right or title to receive the same or that John Roberts was by all the neighbourhood well known or reputed to be the owner of the premises in his pretended wife's right, and both these defts. say they know not whether Roberts having occasion for £20 borrowed the same from Jacob Bullock or that for securing the repayment of it such or any other demises by way of mortgage was executed by Roberts to Bullock as mentioned in the Bill, or whether such lease and release of 19 and 20 November 1739 were made between such parties for such considerations as in the Bill or any other mortgage of the inheritance of the premises to Jacob or whether the indre of 19 June 1744 was executed by John and Phebe to Jacob Bullock or any other deed by way of absolute sale of the premises to Bullock or whether any fine was levied of the premises by John and Phebe to Bullock and his heirs, these defts. being entire strangers to such pretended conveyances and fine, and to all transactions between the Roberts and Jacob, but in case any such sale was made of the premises such consideration was very inadequate to the value of the premises if John and Phebe had had a good title to the same; and Edward the deft. says he knows not but believes it may be true that Jacob in his lifetime received from Lawrence the rent reserved on the lease which is still undetermined, but for how long this deft. knows not, but the deft. says the same was so received by him during the infancy of this deft. and for which rent in case any was so representative of Jacob ought to be answerable to this deft. out of his assets; and the deft. denies that Jacob by virtue of such purchase became rightfully and absolutely entitled to the inheritance of the premises expectant on the determination of the lease to Lawrence; and this deft. says he knows not when Jacob died or whether he made the will in the Bill or otherwise devised the premises to complt. and his heirs, appointing the complt. executor of his will or died without revoking the same, but this deft. denies that the complt. became seised of or entitled to the reversion and inheritance of the premises by such devise; he does not know whether the complt. from the death of Jacob to Lady Day 1752 received the rent reserved by lease from the person claiming the right of occupation but if he received such rent the deft. is advised he ought to pay over the same to the deft., the rightful owner; and Edward Thornes says that having attained 21 in October 1751 and being informed he had a good title as heir at law to his grandfather to the premises and had been unjustly kept out soon after he attained 21 applied to Samuel Thornes his uncle, an attorney at law for advice and assistance in recovering possession and was advised to make enquiry whether Edward Thornes, grandfather, had made any conveyance or disposition of the premises by will or otherwise in favour of Phebe; the deft. was informed there was some paper writing relating to the same in the custody of Wm Rogers, executor of the will of Milward Rogers, which was found amongst the papers of Milward at his death, and on application to Wm for an inspection of the paper Wm caused to be produced the paper to deft. and Samuel Thornes, which paper appeared to be a draft or copy of the will of Edward Thornes, and Samuel took a copy of the paper and returned the paper to Wm in the same state without alteration and it now remains in the custody of Wm; Samuel says Edward applied to him soon after his coming of age for advice, and he told Sameul about the will, and this deft. inspected it and was allowed to make a copy, returning the paper without any alteration to it, and it appeared to him to be only a draft or copy of a will and the names of Edward Thornes and the witnesses appeared to be all of the same handwriting and he believes it was indorsed with the words Copy Mr. Edward Thornes Will; and this deft. apprehending the deft. Edward was entitled to the reversion and inheritance to the premises expectant on the determination of the lease, and that it not appearing to this deft. that Edward Thornes, grandfather, had executed any will or that in case any such will had been executed and that the paper in the custody of Wm was a true copy of such will, yet that Phebe the pretended wife of John Roberts under whom the complt claim had only an estate for life in the premises devised to her by the will, this deft. advised Edward to endeavour to recover the possession of the premises and to procure an assignment of the lease demised to Rd Lawrence if he would consent to dispose of the same and which he agreed to do on an application to him for the purpose, both defts. say that by an assignment of 5 August 1752 between Lawrence and Edward Thornes, reciting the original from E. Thornes, grandfather, Lawrence for £15 assigned to E. Thornes the messuage and lands for the residue of 99 years, thus Edward got into possession of the premises and has ever since received the rents and profits of it and has let it to a tenant for £9 9s. p.a., and he has refused ever since he came into the possession of the premises to pay to the complt. the yearly rent, and denies that he has ever had in his custody the original will of E. T. nor does he know that such will was ever made and published, nor that he made any will except the draft or copy, and in case any such will exists and could be established is advised that by the devise to Phebe she could be entitled to the rent reserved by the lease for her life only and no longer, and the deft. says that looking on himself to to have a good title to the premises and having been in the quiet possession thereof for several years he 3 years ago suffered a common recovery of the premises with other lands, and this deft. previous to his marriage to Margaret conveyed the estate amongst others in consideration of the marriage in an indenture of settlement to trustees and limited the premises in strict settlement to the use of this deft. and the issue of the marriage; and the defts. know not whether the original will of Edward Thornes came into the hands of Milward Rogers or whether at his death it came to Wm Rogers, or whether Wm acknowledged to several persons and amongst others to Mrs. Lloyd of the Fords and to her daughter now Mrs. Basnet that he had the wills of Edward Thornes in his custody; and the defts. know not whether Wm after Milward's death employed John Dovaston or his son to make a copy of the will or whether on that occasion John Dovaston or his son read over the will and the devise therein of the premises to Phebe and her heirs but these defts. being entire strangers thereto crave leave to refer in respect thereof to the answer of Wm; and these defts deny that Wm did at any time deliver to them or anyone else for the use of them to the knowledge or belief of these defts. the original will of Edward Thornes or that the same has been cancelled, destroyed or concealed or that the original will has come to the hands of these defts. or that either of them now has or since the death of Edward Thornes had such will or copy of it in their custody or can discover what has become of the will or what were the contents or whether there were like divises as in the Bill for the benefit of Phebe, or that they ever admitted that Edward Thornes made a will to like effect or that such will was void because Richard Thomas one of the witnesses was named a trustee or was a creditor of Edward Thornes; and they deny that they ever had the original will or copy nor know what has become of it; that in the paper writing there appears to be the following bequests to Phebe, i.e. "I give and devise to my Daur' Feaby all that sum of money that is on Mr. Arthur Tongues Estate in Yarston in the parish of Ryton being the sum of £400 of a morge' but my Will is for my Wife to have the Interest of the £400 as long as she lives Item I give unto my Daur' Feaby £300 that the Estate is engaged for Item I give and bequeath unto my Daur' Feaby that Tenement that is called by the name of the Plough in the Parish of Ryton in the possession of Richard Lawrence". But these defts. for greater certainty as to the contents thereof crave leave to refer to the paper writing in the custody of Wm; and the defts diny they know that Edward Thornes charged the sum of £400 or any other sum to be raised out of some other part of his real estate for the benefit of Phebe by his will or that in order to answer or make satisfaction to her for the sum charged for her benefit any person or trustees having a power over the estate conveyed a part of it in Eardiston or elsewhere to the use of Phebe and her heirs or that she held the same ever since without interruption from Edward Thornes, deft., but the defts believe that Edward Thornes grandfather, was possessed of or entitled to £400 secured by mortgage on the estate of Mr. Tongue of Birton and Edward Thornes in his lifetime by some deed assigned or conveyed the mortgage and money secured thereby to Phebe and Thomas Thornes his son and charged his real estate with the sum of £300 for the benefit of Phebe and Thomas or one of them; and the defts. believe there was some dispute between John Roberts and Phebe and Thomas re the sums of £400 and £300 and the interest thereof and that they afterwards came to some agreement re the same; and the £400 and interest so secured on Mr. Tongue's estate in Eardiston was laid out in a purchase of some part of the mortgaged premises and settled on Phebe and her issue; and Samuel says that 14 or 15 years ago he being at Oswestry fell into company with Milward Rogers who resided at Oswestry near which place John Roberts and Jacob Bullock then lived and amongst whose papers and writings after his decease the paper draft or the copy of the will of Edward Thornes was found; and Milward knowing that this deft. was a relation of the other Edward Thornes and that he was an attorney at law asked the deft. whether he was concerned for the deft. Edward Thornes and his family in business as an attorney and being answered in the affirmative Milward declared that Edward Thornes deft. or whoever was the heir at law of Edward Thornes grandfather, was entitled to the Plough and wondered some of them did not stir to recover it, on which this deft. replied Edward Thornes was the heir at law of Edward Thornes grandfather, but he was then a minor, from which conversation of Milward this deft. believes Milward never had the original will of Edward Thornes in his custody but apprehended the premises descended to the heir at law of Edward Thornes snr., and Edward Thornes and Samuel Thomas deft deny that they made up any of the excuses mentioned in the Bill or other pretences to a void discovering or producing the original will, and they do not know that any such will was ever duly made but refer to such legal proof as the complt. shall be able to make of his title to the Plough; and Edward Thornes is advised and insists that as heir at law of Edward Thornes decd., having procured an assignment of the lease is now entitled to the possession of the Plough and ought to hold the same according to the limitations in the settlement on his marriage free from any claim of the complt. this deft. hopes he shall be compelled to come to any account with the complt. for the arrears of rent on the lease. "This answer was taken upon the oaths of the within named Defendants Edward Thornes and Samuel Thornes... on Thursday the 25th day of September 1760 at the dwelling house of Roger Thompson of St. Asaph in the County of Flint innholder commonly called and known by the name of the Shite Lion House?"

Bill of costs of Mr. Edward Thornes Dr. To Mary and Thomas Thornes, exors in the will of Samuel Thornes, decd. in the case in the Easter Term 1760 of Edward Thornes and Samuel Thornes against William Bullock, and in Trinity 1762 of William Rogers deft. against William Bullock, amounting in all to £55 11 5d. Docketed: Whettal Thornes ads. Bullock Bill of Costs. £55 11 5d.  867/73  1760-2

Lease for 99 years.  867/74  24 March 1725/6

Paper.

Contents:
(1) Edward Thornes of Kynaston, gent. (2) Richard Lawrence of Eardiston, yeoman. Consideration: 5/- The messuage in the township of Eardiston called the Plow now in the tenure of Lawrence; to hold from the Annunciation next for 99 years. Yearly rent at the house of Thornes in Kynaston: £6 at Michaelmas and the Annunciation in equal portions; if the rent is unpaid for over 30 days and insufficient distress found Thornes may re-enter the premises. Lawrence covenants to pay the rent, repair the buildings, and give them up in good order; Thornes will pay all lowns and taxes, and Lawrence shall have peaceful occupation; and Thornes at the request and costs of Lawrence will make any further acts in the law. Signed and sealed by Edward Thornes. Witnesses: Will Lathrop, Samuel Lawrence.

Lease of a messuage in Eardiston called the Plow for term of 99 years or lives of Richard Lawrence then aged about 43, Elinor his wife then about 40, and William Lawrence their son then aged about 3 years.  867/75  5 August 1752

Contents:
(1) Richard Lawrence late of Eardiston, now of Wooton co. Salop yeoman. (2) Edward Thornes of Kynaston gentleman son and heir of Edward Thornes late of Kynaston gentleman decd. Recital of indentures of lease 24 March 1725. (1) Edward Thornes the grandfather now decd. (2) Richard Lawrence of Eardiston yeoman. Rent £6 payable at Thornes' house in Kynaston. All the lives are still living Cons: £15. Assignment of remainder of term. Signatures of Richard Lawrence, Edward Thornes. Witnesses: John Thornes, Richard Jones. The tenants in possession, Richard Jones and Arthur Llui, attorn tenants. Witnesses: L. John? Thornes, Elinor Thornes.

Messuage and closes (once another messuage) of the Thomas family, in Edgerley, purchased by Eleanor Thornes in 1748.  [no ref. or date]

(1) (Thomas Studley) (2) John Thomas. (3) Thomas Thornes. Cons: £150 Assignment, by direction of John (Thomas) of a mortgage on a messuage in Edgerley. Mark of John Thomas. Witnesses: Edward Davies?....  867/76  11 February 1740/1

Recital of mortgage  867/77  Endorsed.... March 1743

Contents:
Date Obliterated. (1) John (Thomas) (2) (Thomas Thornes). (21 and 22 July 1736 see MS A p.62) (1) William Thomas of (Hopton farmer) (2) Thomas Studley (of Shrewsbury butcher) of a messuage in Edgerley (in possession of William Pugh and William Thomas) 25 March 1741 Recital of mortgage. (i) Thomas Studley. (ii) John Thomas. (iii) Thomas Thornes. Cons: £(100) paid by Thornes and £50 paid by John Thomas. Assignment to Thornes of the Messuage and premises, subject to a mortgage proviso for payment of £150 and interest. After several recitals it is witnessed that Cons: £160 due and £20 paid by Thomas Thornes to John Thomas. John Thomas, Sarah his wife, and Thomas Thornes convey to John Woodhouse and heirs the messuage and tenement in Edgerley and several closes in Edgerley being formerly a messuage with a dwellinghouse thereon but now usually held and enjoyed with the messuage aforesaid, and all other property of John Thomas late the estate of William Thomas deceased in Edgerley in the parish of Kinnerley, to hold to Woodhouse and his heirs and assigns for ever to create a tenant for a recovery with John Thomas, Sarah his wife, and Thomas Thornes vouchees. This recovery is to enure to use of Thomas Thornes, his heirs and assigns, subject to the proviso. Consideration: £1.... ? Surcharge on mortgage (almost completely obliterated) Mark of John Thomas. Witnesses (lost).

Recital of lease and release of 21 and 22 July 1736 (a) William Thomas decd. (b) Thomas Studley of Shrewsbury butcher.  867/78-79  14 and 15 ?July 22 George [-I]1748

Contents:
(1) Edward Thornes of Kynaston, an infant and heir at law of Thomas Thornes late of Kynaston gentleman decd. and [Eleanor Thornes] of Kynaston widow, executrix of the will of Thomas. (2) John Thomas of Hopton yeoman. (3) Samuel Thornes of St. Asaph gentleman. Recital of lease and release of 24 and 25 March 1741. (1) John Thomas of Hopton, yeoman, son and heir of William Thomas late of Hopton yeoman decd, and Sarah his wife. (2) Thomas Thornes. (3) John Woodhouse gentleman. (4) John Gittins gentleman. Cons: £100, Mortgage of messuage in Edgerley (William Pugh and William Thomas) Further recital of lease and release 10 and 11 February 1740/1 (a) Thomas Studley (b) John Thomas (c) Thomas Thornes. Cons: £100 to Studley and £50? to Thomas. Assignment. Since then Thomas had borrowed a further £10. Cons: £160 owing and £20 more. Assignment to Woodhouse to make him tenant of a messuage in Edgerley in the parish of Kynnerley and several inclosures in Edgerley, formerly a messuage and farm and now occupied with the first messuage; for recovery, Gittins to be demandant. Recital of 25 March 1742 (1) John Thomas and Sarah his wife (2) Thomas Thornes. Thornes' title had by default become absolute. Cons: a further £60 - total £180 - now secured on the property. Recital of 17? February 1743? to secure the right of the infant, as appeal has been made to the High Court of Chancery and that Eleanor Thornes had duly proved the will and had thereby become entitled to receive the £241 and interest now due. Cons: £272 8s. due and £30 on bond and note of hand. Thomas has now agreed to sell for £320. Cons: £304 13s. due and (£15 7s.) and 5s. paid by Samuel Thornes. Lease and release to Samuel Thornes in trust to uses as shall be set down by Eleanor Thornes by will or deed, in default to her use forever. 4 seals, mark of John Thomas alone visible. Witnesses: ......William Wood, E. Kinaston.

Messuage and lands in Kynaston near Knockin Heath bought by Edward Thornes of Wheatall in 1768.  [no ref. or date]

Lease and release of a messuage toft tenement of dwellinghouse (Thomas and Mary Harris) lately demolished in Kynaston als Kynnaston in the parish of Kinnerley close adj. to a common called Knucking Heath; and also 2 pieces arable meadow or pasture near adjoining (10a), all late John Evans, now Thomas Jones.  867/80&81  9 and 10 May 1707

Contents:
(1) Thomas Harris of Kington co Hereford mercer and Mary his wife daughter and heir of Thomas Owen late of Dintle Esq. decd. (2) John Wall the elder of Worcester grocer. Cons: £32 5s. Warranty. Covenant as to good title and for further assurance. Signatures of Thomas Harris, Mary Harris. Witnesses: Joseph Plymley, Jane Davis, John Wood.

Release of a messuage or dwellinghouse lately demolished in Kynnaston in the parish of Kynnerley close adjoining a common called Knuckin Heath, and also 2 parcels arable meadow or pasture ground (10a) (late John Evans, now Thomas Jones).  867/82  28 June 1709

Contents:
(1) John Wall the elder of the City of Worcester grocer. (2) Thomas Jones of the township of Kynnorston als Kynnaston yeoman. Cons: £28. Warranty. Covenant as to good title and for further assurance provided Wall is not compelled to travel from his place of abode. John Payne of Argoyd gent. and Randle Parry of Osbaston gent. appointed attorneys for livery of seisin. Signature of John Wall senior. Witnesses: Kath: Plymley, John Wood, Edward Watkis.

Lease for a year of a messuage with small garden, orchard and 3 parcels land lately divided into 4 adjoining Knockin Heath in the township of Kynaston (William Browne and Thomas Mansell)  867/83  23 June 1768

Contents:
(1) William Thomas of Great Ness, yeoman, only son and heir of Elizabeth Price late of the Farm of the Heath widow of William Price late of Knockin yeoman decd. and theretofore wife and widow of Edward Thomas late of the Farm of the Heath yeoman decd. (father and mother of William Thomas party) (2) Edward Thornes of Wheatall in the parish of Condover, gentleman. Signature of William Thomas. Witnesses: John Gardner, Rowley Thomas clerk to Mr. Ashby.

Messuage in Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, acquired by Edward Thornes of Wheatall by 1751 (probably by marriage with Catharine Clarke in 1700)  [no ref. or date]

Lease and Release (Mortgage).  867/84&85  14 February 1650/1

Release badly damaged by damp.

Contents:
(1) Augustine Clarke of Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, maltster. (2) Robert Forster, jnr. of Shrewsbury, stationer. Consideration: £50. Clarke grants to Forster the messuage heretofore in the tenure of Symon Weston, gent. with the garden, orchard and backside belonging, and all which are now in the tenure of Thomas Collins, glover, in the High Street, of Abbey Foregate in length from the highway to a current of water part divided from the River of Meole called the Mill Fleame, and in breadth between the messuage and lands of Thomas Hayes, gent., sometimes heretofore in the tenure of Robert Whittakers, yeoman and Roger Foxe, glover and now or late in the tenure of Richard Turner on the East side and the messuage and lands now or late the inheritance of John Calcott and now or late in the tenure of one Nathaniel Benyon on the West side, and all appurtenances, reversion remainder, right and title of Clarke and all deeds; to hold to Forster, his heirs and assigns forever; covenant to warrant title; covenant that Clarke has a good title and full power to convey; covenant for peaceable possession free from incumbrances; provided if Clarke pays Forster £52 at the town hall called the Booth Hall, Shrewsbury on 18 February 1653/4, and 40/- on every 18th August and 18 February after 1 March next and before 18 February 1653/4 and until the £52 is paid, then Clarke may re-enter and repossessed the premises, and Clarke covenants that he and his wife and heirs of Augustine, if default is made in payment, within 7 years after default at the request and cost of Forster levy a fine, suffer a recovery or make any further assurances in the law provided the Clarkes do not have to travel further than the County of Salop to do so; such fine, etc. being to theuse of Forster his heirs and assigns forever; covenant that the Clarkes shall have peaceful possession and take the rents and profits after default by Forster. Signed: Augustin Clarke. Release and Endorsement: Md. that before sealing the release Clarke sealed a bargain and sale for 6 months dated 12 February 1650/1. Witnesses: Thos Morris, John Cotton, Henry Benney, Release and Lease Docketed: Abbey Foregate. Parchment tag seal missing on both.

Lease and Release.  867/86&87  30 April and 1 May 1678

Contents:
(1) Robert Forster of Shrewsbury, draper. (2) John Wilcoks of Shrewsbury, tailor. Consideration: £50. Forster conveys the messuage heretofore in the tenure of Symon Weston with the garden, orchard and backside, the premises now are or were in the tenure of Thomas Collins, glover in the High Street of Abbey Foregate in length from the highway to a current of water divided from the River of Meole called the Mill Fleame, and in breadth between the messuage and lands of Thomas Hayes, gent., once in the occupation of Robert Whittakers, yeoman and Roger Foxe, glover and late of Richard Turner, and now of Thomas Overton on the East side and the messuage and lands now or late the inheritance of John Calcott and now in the tenure of Nathaniel Benyon on the West side, with the reversion remainder, right of Forster and deeds; to hold to Willcocks his heirs and assigns forever; Forster covenants he has a good estate in fee simple in the premises and full power to convey; covenant for peaceable possession of the premises free from all former conveyances and incumbrances; and Forster covenants in the next 7 years at the cost and request of Wilcocks to make further assurances in the law provided Forster does not have to travel further than the County of Salop, to the use of Wilcocks, his heirs and assigns forever. Signed: Robert Forster. Witnesses on dorse: John Wood, Robert Shepheard, Phillip Kynnersley. On dorse of release: Md. re sealing of the bargain and sale for 6 months on 30 April 1678. Lease docketed: Abbey Foregate. Seal on tag on lease, covered with paper. Seal missing from release, only a fragment of the tag.

Lease and Release.  867/88&89  9 and 10 June 1685

Contents:
(1) John Wilcocks of Shrewsbury, tailor and Anne his wife, Thomas Griffithes of Abbey Forgate, Shrewsbury, glover, and Elizabeth his wife. (2) John Clarke of Shrewsbury, baker, and Dorothy his wife. Consideration: £80. The Wilcocks and Griffithes granted and conveyed to the Clarkes the messuage in Abbey Foregate heretofore in the possession of Simon Weston and late of Thomas Collins, glover, and now of Thomas Griffithes, with the reversion, remainder, rents, right and title of the Wilcocks and Griffithes; to hold to the Clarkes and their heirs and assigns forever; covenant to warrant the title; covenant for peaceful possession free of incumbrances; covenant to make further assurances in the law in the next 7 years at the request and cost of the Clarkes, provided the Wilcocks and Griffithes do not have to travel over 7 miles to do so, to the use of the Clarkes and their heirs forever. Signed: john Wilcoces, the mark of Anne Wilcocks (the name Anne Griffithes has been put in error on the Release), the mark of Thomas Griffithes, and Elizabeth Griffis. Witnesses on dorse: Stephen Braynes, Thomas Clarke, George Price, Arthur Tonge, Sam: Sherwynn. Lease docketed: Abbey Foregate. Lease has 4 tags, 1 seal covered in paper, and fragments of the other 3 seals. Release has 3 tags, 1 tag and 4 seals missing.

Deed to the uses of a fine.  867/90  1st August 1685

Contents:
(1) John Wilcocks of Shrewsbury, tailor, and Anne his wife. (2) Thomas Griffithes of Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, glover and Elizabeth his wife. (3) John Clarke of Shrewsbury, baker, and Dorothy his wife. (4) James Deakin of Alberbury, feltmaker, and Mary his wife. (5) Edward Gravenor of Shrewsbury, baker. Thomas Clarke of the same town, glasier. For conveying and assuring of the several messuages and premises to the several uses hereafter mentioned it is agreed between the parties and Wilcocks, Griffithes, John Clarke and Deakin severally and not jointly agree with Gravenor and Thomas Clarke that the Wilcocks, Griffithes, Clarkes and Deakins will before the 1st December next levy a fine of the messuage in Abbey Foregate once in the possession of Simon Weston, late of Thomas Collins, and now of Thomas Griffithes with a garden belonging; and 2 other messuages in Wemme, Salop, in Cripple Street, now in the possession of Nicholas Platte and Thomas Moore, formerly part of an ancient burgage, with 2 gardens; and it was agreed that Gravenor and Thomas Clarke immediately after levying the fine should stand seised of the premises to the following uses, i.e. as for the messuage in Abbey Foregate to the use of John Clarke and Dorothy and their heirs forever; and the 2 messuages to the use of Wilcocks and his heirs forever. Signed: John Wilcocks, the mark of Anne Wilcockes, the mark of Thomas Griffithes, Elz. Griffis, and the marks of James and Mary Deakin. Witnesses on dorse: Stephen Braynes, George Price, Arthur Tonge, Sam: Sherwynn. Docketed: Abbey Foregate. 4 tags, 1 seal covered in paper, and fragments of another.

Bond.  867/91  20 August 1685


Related information: See Marriage Settlement of 13 March 1700/1 867/160

Contents:
Thomas Griffithes of Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, glover, is bound to John Clarke of the town of Shrewsbury, baker, in £50, on condition that if Griffithes, Elizabeth his wife and John their son at the request and cost in the law of Clarke when Elizabeth and John the son attain 21 in due form of law shall acknowledge a fine and make any further assurance of one messuage in Abbey Foregate in the possession of Griffithes to Clarke and Dorothy his wife and their heirs forever, then this obligation to be void. Signed with the mark of Thomas Griffithes. Witnesses: Thomas Clarke, Arthur Tonge, Sam: Sher........ Docketed: Bond.

Lease for 99 years or 3 lives.  867/92&93  23 April 1761

Contents:
(1) Edward Thornes of Whettall in the parish of Cundover, gentleman and Margaret his wife. (2) Edward Milner of Cressage, gentleman. Thornes lets the new erected messuage and garden, bounded with a wall, nails and pales, in Abbey Foregate in the parish of Holy Cross and St. Giles, Shrewsbury., and adjoining Mrs. Mary Bettons house on the West side and the new erected buildings of Edward Thornes on the East side, and all cellars, sollars, lights, yards, paths, etc. and advantages belonging and garden, to hold from 25 March last for 99 years if Milner and his neice Francis Daker of Cressage spinster and Francis Thornes daughter of the said Edward Thornes so long live; paying the yearly rent of a peppercorn on the 29th September; Milner covenants to pay the rent, and that he will keep the premises in good repair; covenant for peaceful occupation; Milner to pay all taxes. Signed and sealed by Edward Thornes, Edward Milner and Margaret Thornes. Names of witnesses illegible. Docketed: Lease of a House in the Abbey Foregate for 99 years 23rd April 1761 determinable on 3 lives and the life of the survivor. Badly affected by damp. Counterpart in good condition. Signed as above. Witnesses: Jo. Ashby, Edward Pemberton.

Copyhold messuages and lands in Wheatall, Little and Great Ruyton in Condover, mainly belonging to the Dakers, which came to the Thornes by the marriage of Edward Thornes to Margaret Daker in 1751. Deeds, Leases, copies of court rolls and wills.  [no ref. or date]

Copy of court roll for the manor of Condover.  867/94  4 May 18 Edward IV (1478)

Contents:
Thomas Campion of Whetall received from the lord divers pastures, viz. a certain pasture called the over Kocshutt in Whethill, one pasture called Kocshetputtes and another pasture called Elmehurste and one other pasture called Wodbyndeyrebe and a certain other pasture called the Clerkes place with one hen house (gallinolatu') with the ruyding of the same; to hold to the heirs and assigns from the date of these presents for 90 (octagint decem) years; paying annually to the lord 31s. 3d at the usual times for the accustomed services; he made fealty and was admitted tenant. Given under the seal of Thomas Acton. Half a seal on parchment tag.

Copy will of Margaret Campion, widow, of Wheatall.  867/95  26 October 1628

Contents:
Thomas her son is sole executor. Witnesses: Henry Haynes, Wm Boulder, John Hodges, Thos Parker. Illegible (above information taken from an envelope).

Assignment of lease.  867/96  27 April 1636

Contents:
(1) William Crumpton of Great Ryton, yeoman. (2) Thomas Campion of Wheatall, yeoman. Whereas Sir William Owen of Condover, knt., and Roger Owen Esq., son and heir apparent of Sir Wm Owen by indenture of 25 March 6 Charles I (1630) between Sir Wm Owen and Roger Owen (1) and Frauncis Walker, yeoman, of Great Ryton, demising to Frauncis the tithes of corn, grain, hay and other grain which shall arise in the townships of Great Ryton, Little Ryton and Wheatall, or which were commonly used and taken with the tithes of the townships, and all rights, etc., except all the tithes of corn etc. arising from one part of meadow ground in Great Ryton called the Hooe Meadow, before then in the tenure of William Crumpton, and except all the tithe of grain and hay arising from one little meadow and one pasture called the Hooes in the township of Great Ryton before in the tenure of John Castop snr. of Great Ryton to hold to Frauncis Walker for 99 years if Frauncis, Joyce his wife and Richard their eldest son so long live; paying 40/- p.a. at Michaelmas and the Annunciation, and 40/- heriot; and Frauncis by indenture of 27 April 1636 between him (1) and William Crumpton and Thomas Campion (2) assigned the tithe of corn, etc. above half to be held to Crumpton and half to Campion for the rest of the term if the 3 Walkers so long live, and Crumpton and Campion to pay the rents and dues; now the true meaning of the indenture is that no profit or benefit of survivorship shall be had between either of the parties. If Crumpton survives Campion then Crumpton will permit the executors etc. of Campion peacefully to hold the tenths and tithes on the property in Great Ryton, Little Ryton and Wheatall in the tenure of Campion and half the rents and sevices due to them by any demise of the premises in the first indenture; and Campion and his executors paying rents and dues; and the same shall apply if Campion survives Crumpton. Signed with the mark of William Crumpton. Endorsement: memorandum of agreement between the parties that Thomas Campion shall pay 2d. p.a. more rent for his tenements and lands than Wm Crumpton, viz. Campion paying 3/6 p.a. rent for his tenements and lands and tithes, and Crumpton 3/4. Witnesses to sealing: John Wro?, the mark of John......., the mark of William Bowdler, Tho: Rider, Henry Williams. Seal missing. Mouse-eaten.

Copy of court roll, of the view of frankpledge and court baron of Sir Wm Owen, knt. lord of the manor, before Henry Stedman, gent., steward.  867/97  25 October 1658

Contents:
Thomas Campion surrendered 2 messuages in Wheathall, one cottage in Condover and 2 nokes of customary lands of ancient tenure and 38½ acres of waste in Wheatall, Little Ryton, Great Ryton and Condover to the use of Thomas Campion for his life and after his decease half of the premises to the use of Anne his wife for her life, and after her death to the use of William Dager and Margaret his wife, daughter and heir of Thomas Campion for their lives and the survivor of them to the use of the heirs of the body of William Dager by Margaret; and for default of such issue to the use of the right heirs of Thomas Campion forever; and the other half of the premises after Thos's death to the use of William and Margaret Dager for their lives and the survivor of them and after their deaths to the use of the children of Wm and Margaret, and in default of such to the right heirs of Thomas. And the steward gave seisin to Thomas Campion, Anne his wife, William Dager and Margaret his wife by the rod, and Thos and Wm did Fealty and were admitted tenants. Signed: Stedman Steward there. Note on side:.... assages are both allinationl' for the wast and to years rent for the Custimary." Note on dorse: "the fine is t.yea.es rents of the Customary lande which is 7/- and noe more, the waste is for a fine £3 17s." Another note re Condits and Harrise ground.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Condover.  867/98  c 1670-79

Badly affected by damp, and almost illegible.

Contents:
Court baron and customary of Thomas Owen, Esq., lord of the Manor held on the decimo ..o day of....... in the ?vicesimo... year of Charles II, before E. Barrett, chief steward. Admission of Thomas Oak to a tenement and premises including 2 acres in Ryton. Fine 4/- Signed and sealed by E. Barrett. (mention in the first part of George Hodges)

Copy of Court roll of the Manor of Condover of Thomas Owen, Esq., lord of the Manor, held at Condover before Edward Barrett chief steward.  867/99  23 November 1674

Contents:
It was testified by William Baker, and George Hodges that Thomas Daker on 17 October 1674 out of court surrendered to Wm and George a parcel of land called le Hale of about 2 acres of waste land in Ryton parva and Wheatall, so that they would surrender it to the lord; Wm and George surrender the land to the use of Samuel Daker, gent., senior, and his heirs forever, and Samuel was admitted by the rod, and paid a fine of 4/- Signed and sealed: E. Barrett. Rent 6d. Fine?2/- Docketed on dorse: "my copy of the Hale in Ryton parva". 867/100 as follows.

Release.  867/100  19 M(?ay) 27 Charles II (1675)

Contents:
(1) Thomas Owen, of Condover, Esq. (2) William Daker of Wheatall, Condover parish. Whereas Owen by his bargain and sale of 17 May conveyed to Daker the parcel of wood ground called Bullocks Coppie, c.4 acres, and all wood, underwood, tithes, and rights belonging, in Wheatall and Little Ryton, in the occupation of Daker; to hold to him for 1 year. Now Owen in consideration of £50 has released to Daker the premises, and all his right and title to them, to hold to Daker and his heirs to their only use forever; warranty of Owen against himself and his heirs; Owen covenants that he has full authority to convey and for peaceable possession; covenant that the premises are free of former grants and incumbrances and that Owen at the request of Daker, and at this cost will make further assurances in the law for conveying the premises. Signed: Thomas Owen. Endorsement: Witnesses to sealing: Roger Blakewey, Sam Daker, John Cwynns. Seal in pieces, loose.

Bargain and sale for 1 year.  867/101  9 November 1683

Contents:
(1) William Daker of Wheatall, parish of Condover, gent. (2) William Bowdler of Wosaston, Salop, gent., and Thomas Lee of Wroxeter, gent. The piece or parcel of land and woodground called Bullocks Coppie, c.4 acres, with all woods, ways and tithes etc. belonging, in Wheatall and Little Ryton, Condover in the tenure of the said William Daker, to hold from last Michaelmas for a year. Signed and sealed: Willi. Daker. Endorsement: Witnesses: Sam: Daker, Samuel Daker jnr. and Anne Daker. Fragment of seal on tag.

[no title]  867/102  13 November 1683

Contents:
((1) William Daker of Wheatall, Condover, gent. (2) William Bowdler of Wosaston, gent. and Thomas Lee of Wroxeter, gent. In consideration of affection for his son, John Daker and towards maintaining John, Wm Daker releases the Bullocks Coppie to Bowdler and Lee to the use of John Daker and the heirs male of his body, and in default of such to the use of William Daker, brother of John, for his life, and after his death to the use of the heirs male of his body, and in default to the use of the right heirs of William Daker, party to these presents. Signed: Will: Daker. Endorsement: memorandum of agreement between the parties, before the sealing of these presents that John Daker or any other person(s) in remainder of the premises shall not sell or convey away the same to any person)s) until Edward Daker youngest son of the within named Wm and his heirs shall have first refused to purchase the premises giving the full or near the worth thereof. Witnesses: Sam: Daker, son., Samuel Daker jnr., Anne Daker. Seal (chipped) on tag.

Copy of court roll of the Manor of Condover of the court of Roger Owen, Esq.  867/103  8 June 1685

Contents:
Infant lord of the manor, held at Cundover by Edward Owen, Esq., guardian and trustee of Roger, before Edward Barrett, Esq., chief steward. Samuel Daker, snr., and Thomas Easthope, 2 customary tenants testified that William Daker, snr. and Margaret his wife on 10 April 1685 out of court surrendered to them a mansion house barn and other buildings, garden and backside and a parcel of land called the woodlands divided into 2 parts, all which premises contain 3¼ acres in Wheatall, so that Samuel and Thomas should surrender them at the next court, which they did to the use of William Daker jnr., second son of William Daker, snr., and Margaret his wife, and the customary heirs of Wm jnr., forever, and Wm jnr., was admitted. Fine: 6/6. Signed and sealed by E. Barrett. Fine 6/6 Rent 19½.d. Docketed on dorse: Surrender of Whitfoote tenement to Will: Daker jnr. Applied seal.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Cundover, of Roger Owen, Esq.  867/104  20 October 1686

Contents:
Infant lord of the Manor, by Edward Owen, Esq., guardian of Roger, before Edward Barret, chief steward. It was testified by William Daker and Francis Arneway 2 of the customary tenants that out of court on 6 June 2 James I (1686) Samuel Daker snr., gent., surrendered to Wm and Francis a parcel of land called le Hale, 2 acres in Ryton in the said Manor. So at this court William and Francis surrendered it to the lord to the use of Edward Daker the son of Wm forever, and Edward was admitted on paying a fine of 4/- by the rod, and did fealty Fine 4s. Rent 1s. Signed and sealed: E. Barrett. Docketed on dorse: Edward Dakers coppy for the Hale in Ryton parva dated 20 Octob: 1686.

Copy of court roll for the manor of Condover, of Roger Owen, lord of the manor  867/105  25 November 1695

Contents:
Adjourned from 18 November, held at Cundover before Edward Barrett, esq., steward. Present: Samuel Daker, George Hodges, ?Ric Atkis, Wm. Easthope, John Gwynn customary tenants; Edward Daker surrendered one messuage at Wheatall, and one cottage in Condover, and 2 nokes of customary land, and 5¼ acres in Wheatall and Condover, in the occupation of the said Edward Daker, to the use of Edward Daker and Susanna his wife, for their lives and after the death of the survivor, to the use of the customary heirs of Edward by his wife, and in default of such issue to the use of the right heir of Edward. Signed and sealed: E. Barrett.
£ s. d.
Rent of land of ancient tenure 3 4
Fine for thesame 6 8
Rent of waste 17 7½
Fine of the same 3 10 6
Total fine 3 17 2

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Condover of Roger Owen, lord of the Manor  867/106  25 November 1695

Contents:
Held at Condover adjourned from the 18 November until the 25 of the same, Present: Samuel Daker, George Hodges, Richard Atkis, William Easthope, John Gwynn, customary tenants. Margaret Daker, widow of William Daker, late customary tenant of the Manor, surrendered to the lord one messuage in Wheatall and one cottage in Condover and 2 nokes of customary land of ancient tenure and 35¼ acres of waste in Wheatall, Ryton magna, Ryton parva and Condover in the tenure of Margaret and Edward Daker her son, to the use of Edward Daker the youngest son and customary heir and the rightful customary heir of Edward forever; and Edward was admitted tenant by the rod. Signed and sealed: E. Barrett. Note that the fine on this copy was remitted by the lord because he had received on three other copies besides heriot £7 7s. 8d.

Release.  867/107  21 April 11 Wm and Mary (1699)

Contents:
(1) Samuel Daker, gent. of Condover, and William Daker, snr., of Aston, Clerk, brother of Sam: (2) William Daker jnr., of Wheatall son and heir of Edward Daker of Whettall, gent., William Daker snr. in the lifetime of Edward Daker, for £50 paid by Edward agreed to convey the piece or parcel of land and woodground called Bullocks Coppie, 4 acres, and all woods, underwoods, tithes, etc. belonging in Whetall and Little Ryton in the parish of Condover formerly in the possession of William Daker, father of Wm Daker, snr., Edward died before the conveyance was made, but by his will he charged the piece of woodland called Bullocks Coppy with £100 to be paid to Margaret his daughter when she should reach 21 by his son and heir William, but in case his children should die then whatever he had charged on the Bullocks Coppy with the rest of his personal estate was to be equally divided between his wife Susanna Daker and his two brothers, Samuel and William Daker and his sister Ann Thornes, and the fee simple to his brother William Daker. Now William snr., in consideration of £50 from Edward in his lifetime, and Samuel in consideration of 5/- from Wm jnr., Wm and Samuel have released to Wm jnr. in his possession by a bargain and sale of the previous day, the said piece of land and appurtenances and all right and title of Wm and Sam: to hold to Wm jnr., during his life, and after his death to his heirs male, and in default of such to the use of Wm snr., and his heirs male, and in default to the use of Samuel for his life and then to his heirs male; and in default to the use of the right heirs of Edward forever; subject and chargeable with the payment of the £100 according to the will. Covenant for peaceable possession. Sealed and signed by Sam. Daker and Wm Daker.
Endorsement: witnesses:Jo.Gurg....., Rich.Hilton, Edward Pryce.

Abstract of title to Bullocks Coppy with opinion.  867/108  N.D. post 1699

Contents:
17 & 19 May 1675 Thomas Owen, Esq., by lease and release grants a piece of land called Bullocks coppy to Wm Daker in fee. Wm Daker had 4 sons:-Samuell is dead and has left a son living; John and William are both dead without issue; Edward is dead and has left issue Wm. 9 and 13 November 1683 (867/101-2) Wm Daker the father by lease and release for the consideration of love for son John conveys the premises to Wm Bowdler and ThossLee to the use of his 2nd John and heirs male; and for want of issue to Wm his 3rd son for life and after his death to his heirs male and in default of such to the right heirs of Wm the father forever with a mention on the back that John or any other person would not convey away the premises until Edward Daker, youngest son of Wm the father & his heirs should first refuse to purchase the same.
21 April 1699 Samuell Daker and Wm Daker his brother by lease and release (after reciting that Wm in the lifetime of his brother Edward agreed with Edw. to sell to him the premises for £50 and that Edward died before the conveyance was executed; and Wm left a will charging the premises with payment of £100 to his daughter Margaret to be paid by his son Wm when she attained 21) conveyed the premises to Wm the son of Edw. for life and after his death to the heirs male of the body of the said Wm and in default of such to the said Wm party hereto and his heirs male and in default to the use of Samuell Daker for life and after his death to his heirs male and in default of such to the right heir of Edward forever, chargeable with £100 as above, which was since paid to Margaret by the said Wm son of Edw.
Question: Can Wm Daker son of Edwd. who is now in possession suffer a recovery of the premises and bar the remainder to Wm Daker & Samuell Daker & settle it upon himself in fee.
Answer: Wm Daker by suffering a recovery will bar the remainder to Wm and Saml. Signed: R.A. Slaney.
Folded sheet of paper.

Copy of court roll of the court of Letitia Mytton, widow, lady of the manor  867/109  13 May 1734

Contents:
Held at Cundover before John Lloyd, Esq., chief steward. It was testified by William Daker and Jeremiah Bromley snr., 2 customary tenants that out of court on 13 Nov. last Thomas Hodges snr., and Thomas Hodges jnr. surrendered to them 3 pieces of customary land of ancient tenure called Goodhalls Ground alias Pitwicks in the township of Little Ryton and another piece of land called Healds in the township of Wheatall in the tenure of Thos Hodges snr. all which pieces, c. 12 acres to be surrendered by them to the use of Thomas Haynes and Eleanor his wife for their lives and of the longer liver, and after the decease of the survivor to the use of their heirs customary forever. The Haynes were admitted tenants, paying a fine of 15/- by the rod, and they did fealty. Rent 7s 6d. Fine 15s 0d. Signed and sealed: John Lloyd, Steward.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Condover under Stephen Downes of Grays Inn, Middx., Esq., lord of the Manor, surviving trustee for Letitia the wife of Trafford Barnston, Esq., before John Lloyd, chief steward.  867/110  10 April 1738

Contents:
It was testified by Roger Gwynn and William Daker, two customary tenants that out of court on 20 December last Thomas Haynes of Condover and Elenor his wife, Thomas Hodges, snr., and Thomas Hodges, jnr., both of Wheatall, surrendered to Gwyn and Daker all those pieces of land called the Healds and Goodalls Ground in the townships of Wheatall and Little Ruyton now in the holding of Wm Daker; to the intent Gwyn and Daker should surrender to the lord the premises to the use of Edward Milner of Cressage, gentleman, forever; they made the surrender and Milner was admitted and paid for a fine 15 shillings? Signed and sealed: John Lloyd. Docketed on dorse: Mr. Milners surrd.

Copy of court roll for the manor of Cundover of Stephen Downes of Grays Inn, Middx, Esq., trustee for Letitia the wife of Barnston, Esq., before John Lloyd, Esq., chief steward.  867/111  11 October 1742

Contents:
William Daker, gentleman of Wheatall, only son and heir of Edward and Susannah Daker late of Wheatall, decd. desired to be admitted to the customary messuage in Wheatall with those several pieces of land following:- the Pigeon Door in Wheatall and Great Ryton which Wm was entitled to by the death of his uncle and to the pieces of land called the ower? and lower Yards Barn Meadow, Broad Rean, Stoney Croft, Long Leasow, Wheat Croft, Well Meadow, Wythemore Meadow, Cockshutt Pitts, Row Meadow, Pittwicks, Old Healds, Bullocks Coppy, about 4 acres, the Ox Leasow Fisly Leasow, Lower Cockshutt, all the lands in Wheatall field and Ryton fields with their appurtenances, all which premises his mother died possessed of; to the use of Wm and his customary heirs forever. Fine: £1 18s. 8d., and he was admitted tenant by the rod and did fealty. Signed and sealed: John Lloyd. Docketed on dorse: Dated 11th October 1742

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Cundover under John Coppinger, gentleman, trustee for Letitia the wife of Trafford Barnston, Esq., before John Lloyd, Esq., chief steward.  867/112  22 April 1751

Contents:
Frances Daker, Margaret Daker and Elianor Daker, daughters and co-heiresses of William Daker, late of Wheatall, decd. one of the customary tenants of the manor, desiring to be admitted tenants to the messuage in Wheatall in which their father was seised, and the parcel of land in Wheatall and great Ryton in the possession of Edward Flint; they were admitted tenants, paying the fine of £2 13s? 8d. and Frances did fealty being of age, and Margaret and Elianor were to do it when they reached 21. Signed and sealed: John Lloyd. Docketed on dorse: Mrs. Daker's of Wheatall's Admittance. Dated April 22nd. 1751.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Cundover for the court held at Condover under John Coppinger, gentleman, trustee for Letitia the wife of Trafford Barnston, Esq., before John Lloyd, Esq., chief steward.  867/113  30 April 1753

Contents:
Edward Milner of Cressage, gentleman, surrendered several parcels of land called the Healds and Goodalls Ground in Wheatall and great Ryton now in the holding if Edward Millner, to the uses of his will, and for want of such direction to the use of the right heirs customary of Milner forever; and he was admitted. Fine: 15/- Signed and sealed by John Lloyd. Docketed on dorse: Mr. Milners surrender to the use of his will. Dated April 30th 1753.

Copy of court roll for the manor of Cundover. Francis Daker one of the daughters and co-heirs of William Daker, late of Wheatall, gent., decd.  867/114  1 October 1753

Contents:
Surrendered her third part of the undivided estate lying in Wheatall - also Pidgeon Door in Wheatall and Ryton now in the possession of Edward Flint. Also her third part of land in Condover in the possession of Wm Reynolds. To the use of her will. Document illegible; information taken from the envelope.

Copy of court roll, Manor of Cundover, under John Coppinger, gent., trustee for Letitia the wife of Trafford Barnston, Esq., before John Lloyd, Esq., chief steward.  867/115  2 December 1754

Contents:
Eleanor the wife of Thomas Gosnell of Shrewsbury, grocer, did fealty for her third part of the undivided estate of her late father William Daker, late of Wheatall, decd., in Wheatall in the holding of Benjamin Wood; and her third part of a messuage called the Pidgeon Door in Wheatall and great Ryton now in the holding of Edward Flint and her third share of a piece of land in Cundover in the holding of William Reynolds, to which share she was admitted by the name of Elianor Daker in conjunction with her 2 sisters Frances and Margarett Daker on 22 April 1751, in the presence of Thomas Kilvert and Richard Easthope, 2 copyholders and by the consent of Thomas Gossnell surrendered into the hands of the lord her third share of the undivided estate of her late father to the use of such person as she should grant it, and for want of such grant to the use of Thomas Gossnell, his heirs customary forever; and Elianor Gossnell was admitted tenant to all the premises by the rod, paying a fine of 17/9d. Signed and sealed: John Lloyd. Docketed on dorse: Mrs. Gossnell's Surrender. Dated December 2nd 1754.

Copy of court roll for the manor of Cundover, of the court at Cundover under John Coppinger, gentleman, trustee for Letitia the wife of Trafford Barnston, Esq., before John Lloyd, Esq., chief steward.  867/116  7 April 1755

Contents:
Thomas Gossnell of Shrewsbury, grocer surrendered the third part of the undivided estate of the late Will: Daker of Wheatall, gentleman, decd. in Wheatall now in the holding of Benjamin Wood; and the undivided third part of a certain messuage called the Pidgeon Door in Wheatall and great Ryton now in the holding of Edward Flint and a third part of a piece of land in Cundover now in the holding of William Reynolds; to the uses of Gossnell's will; and in default of such appointment to the use of the right heirs customary of Gossnell forever; and Gossnell desired admittance as tenant to the premises, and it was granted. Fine: 17/9. Signed and sealed: John Lloyd. Docketed on dorse: Mr. Thomas Gossnell's Surrender to the Use of his last Will or any other Writing. Dated April 7th 1755.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Cundover of the court held at Cundover under John Coppinger, gentleman, trustee for Letitia Barnston, before John Lloyd, chief steward.  867/117  7 April 1755

Badly affected by damp.

Contents:
Margaret Daker, one of the daughters and coheirs of William Daker late of Wheatall, gentleman, decd. surrendered her third share of the undivided estate of her father in Wheatall in the holding of Wood and her undivided third share of a messuage called the Pidgeons Door in Wheatall and Great Ryton in the holding of Edward Flint and the third part of a piece of land in Cundover in the holding of William Reynolds; to the use of her will or any other writing; she was admitted. Fine 17/9 Signed and sealed: John Lloyd. Docketed: Mts Margaret Daker's Surrender to the Use of her Will or any other Writing. Dated April 7th 1855.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Condover, under John Coppinger, before John Lloyd, chief steward.  867/118  1756

Contents:
Most of the document is illegible. The property includes the messuage called the Pidgeon Door in Wheatall and great Ryton in the holding of Edward Flint, and third of a piece of land in Cundover in the holding of William Reynold; to hold to Thomas Gosnell. Signed and sealed: John Lloyd.

Assignment of mortgage on copyhold.  867/119  4 March 1772

Paper.

Contents:
(1) Edward Grainger of Much Wenlock, surgeon and apothecary. (2) Margaret Edwards of Shrewsbury, widow of Ellis Edwards, late of Shrewsbury, malster decd. and John Edwards of Ludlow, clerk, only son & customary heir of Ellis and Margaret his wife. Whereas by indenture of 29 August 1769 between Margaret Edwards and John Edwards (1) and William Corfield of Harley, gentleman (2), after reciting that whereas Margaret and John had borrowed and received from Corfield £300 and for securing repayment had surrendered that day by the rod into the hands of the Lord and Lady of the Manor of Condover the messuage and malthouse and the piece of land called the Pittwicks of 8 acres of waste land and 5 parcels of land called the New Leasows and long Doles being one nook of ancient tenure in the village and fields of Little Ryton and Wheatall, called the Little Row, heretofore in the holding of Thomas Roberts and now of David Edwards; to the use of Corfield and his heirs forever; and he was admitted tenant; and the surrender was taken as a security for the repayment of £300 and interest, and Corfield declares that if Margaret and John Edwards pay to him the £300 and interest on a day now long since passed, and indemnify him from all rents, duties, heriots, etc. then Corfield at the request and cost of the Edwards would surrender the premises to the Lord to such persons and for such uses as he should direct; and whereas Corfield having called on the Edwards for the repayment of the £300 and £40 and Edward Grainger having agreed to advance the amount, the premises were conveyed to him as a security, Corfield at the request of the Edwards this day surrendered to the Lord the premises to the use of Grainger and his heirs forever, and he was admitted; now that the surrender and admittance was given to Grainger as a security only for the repayment of the £340 and interest thus; and Grainger covenanted with the Edwards that if they pay him the £340 on 4 September next with interest at 4%, and indemnify him from all chief rents, duties, heriots and expenses then Grainger shall at the request and cost of the Edwards surrender the premises to the use of Margaret Edwards for her life and after her death to the use of John Edwards and his right heirs customary forever free from all sets done by Grainger and the Edwards covenant to pay £340 and interest on the said day; and that if default is made in payment then it shall be lawful for Grainger to enter and possess the premises peacefully and take the rents and profits without trouble from the Edwards; and Corfield had at the time of surrendering the premises full power and authority to do so free from incumbrances, except chief rent; and that Grainger shall until he shall enter on the premises and take the rents and profits, by the Edwards be saved and kept harmless from all rents, heriots and sums on account of the premises; and it is agreed that the Edwards may hold the premises and take the rents and profits until default has been made in the payment of the £340 and interest without troble from Grainger. Signed and sealed by E. Grainger, Margaret Edward and John Edwards. (Their Names have been crossed through) Witnesses: Rainsford, ?Llaplain, Sarah Edwards, Ar. Davies Owen, Tho: Loxdale. Receipt by the Edwards of £340 from Grainger. Docketed: Mrs. Edwards and son to Mr. Grainger Defeazance on a surrender. Dated 4th March 1772. 3 applied seals.

Memorandum of an agreement made 28 August 1774 between Edward Thornes, gent., of Condover (1) and the Rev. John Edwards of Ludlow and Margaret Edwards of Dorrington widow (2). John and Margaret Edwards will surrender at the next Court all that estate called the Little Row in the parish of Cundover on the conditions that Thornes shall pay to John and Margaret Edward £700. Signed: Edward Thornes, Jno Edwards, Margaret Edwards. Witness: Richard Jones.  867/120  [n.d.]

Paper.


Related information: See copies of court rolls for all the Condover estates 867/154-6

Notice requesting surrenders to be made in accordance with a will to Edward Thornes and Charlotte Thornes.  867/121  25 November 1818

7 pages.

Contents:
Whereas Edward T. Thornes late of Wheatall, Condover, gentleman by his will of 3 November 1813 reciting that on the death of his late son Wm Thornes several freehold and copyhold estates in Salop had descended to his 4 daughters as the sisters and coheirs of his son, and the testator gave all the copyhold estate in Wheatall and Great Ryton called Wheatalls and the Row and Pidgeon Door to his eldest daughter Francis Hayward and her heirs forever; and he gave her £1,000 and recitation of his bequests to his other daughters as in his will (see 867/167) with the condition contained in the will; recitation of codicil of 16 Sept. 1816; whereas Edward died 28 May last and the will and codicil were proved in the prerogative Court of Canterbury, now Rbert Hayward and Frances his wife give notice and require both Edward Thornes and Charlotte Thornes the latter particularly as one of the daughters of the devisee in pursuance of the request and direction in the will and codicil in 3 months from 26 November inst. to make, levy and suffer all such surrenders, conveyances and assurances as shall be requisite and necessary to effectuate and confirm the devises and dispositions made by the testator to his daughter Frances Hayward of the copyhold estate in Wheatall and Great Ryton called the Row and Pidgeon Door and they give notice that they will be willing within 3 months from 26 Nov, inst. to accept from the Thrones all such reasonable surrenders and conveyances as shall be necessary to effectuate the said purpose, and now tender to them for their perusal drafts of such surrenders as they require and they give notice that in case the Thornes do not appoint an earlier time for making such proper surrenders a special Court customary will be held for the Manor of Condover at the dwelling house of Mary Atkinson in the village of Condover on 26 February next between 11a.m. and 2 p.m. for the purpose of taking from them in due form of law such surrenders as above and the forms which are annexed in case they shall then be willing to make the same in order to comply with the request and direction in the will and codicil; and they further request that the Thornes to be then and there accordingly and offer and promise to pay and discharge the charges of making such surrenders etc. and such reasonable expenses as the Thornes may sustain in complying with the request; and the Haywards testify and declare that on the Thornes making such surrenders they are willing to make all such reasonable and proper deeds, conveyances and assurances in the law as shall be by the Thornes or any one else on their behalf produced to the Haywards to effectuate and confirm any devise and disposition made in favour of Charlotte by the testator by his will; and they give notice that if the Thornes refuse or neglect to comply with the condition and to act in obedience to the direction of the testator for 3 months from 26 November. or with their request the Thornes will forfeit every devise, legacy and bequest which Charlotte might otherwise have by the will, except the legacy of 5/- Signed: Robert Hayward, Frances Hayward.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Condover of William Smythe Owen, Esq., lord of the Manor, held at Condover before Thomas Farmer Dukes gentleman, steward.  867/122  1819

(Paper copy)

Contents:
Edward Thornes of the? Mount near the town of Shrewsbury gentleman, and Charlotte his wife (she having been examined privately by the steward) and in compliance with the request and condition in the will and codicil of Edward Thornes late of Wheatall, gent. decd., late father of Charlotte, and in consideration of the benefits Charlotte would have under the will and codicil by making the surrender, Edward and Charlotte surrender the one undivided fourth part (the whole into 4 equal parts considered as divided) of the copyhold messuage or tenement and farm called Wheatall with the lands, hereditaments and appurtenances belonging in the township of Wheatall of 120 acres heretofore in the holding of Isaac Jones and Edward Thornes; and of the other copyhold messuage and tenement called the ?Row now in two dwellings with the several pieces of land belonging in Little Ryton, 52 acres heretofore in the occupation of Isaac Jones and widow Hayward; and of 5 messuages with gardens at Pidgeon Door in the township of Wheatall and Great Ryton late in the several occupations of Thomas Symonds, Benjamin ?Cape, Richard Barrett and Thomas Symonds jnr; and of the several pieces of land at Pidgeon Door and in the township of Wheatall and Great Ryton, 19 fourth part Edward and Charlotte Thornes were admitted tenants on 28 April 1809, with all rights and reversions, to the use of Francis Hayward wife of Robert Hayward of Walford, Salop, gent. and her heirs customary forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor. Docketed on dorse: "Surrender from Mr. Edward Thornes and Charlotte his wife to Mrs. Hayward by way of Conveyance" Dated 1819.

Copyhold messuages of lands in Condover acquired by the marriage of Edward Thomas to Margaret Daker in 1751.  [no ref. or date]

Feoffment  867/123  2 February 1329/30

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Condover on the feast of the Purification 4 Edward III Feoffment Richard Houghton grants to Roger Charedeeth one piece of inclosed land with appurtenances in Condover called Nanghtmare (or Nanglytmare) siche between the land of Nicholas de Coltteslowe and the messuage of Hugh Smyth near Hynefordbrugge, to hold of Richard and his heirs to Roger and his heirs forever, giving annually to Richard one red rose at the feast of St. John the Baptist if demanded for all secular services, exactions and demands except service to the King; warranty against all people. Witnesses: Henry Botte, John Campion of Condover, Henry Chestreshire, Thomas Wattes, Roger Walker. Small applied seal, chipped, on tag.

Copy of court roll of the Curia Magna of the Manor of Condover held before Thomas Acton, steward.  867/124  Monday after Trinity 6 Edward IV (2 June 1466)

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Richard Harres and Matilda his wife, the daughter and heir of Richard Tomkys, and relative and heir of John Dagor, senr, sought seisin from the lord of a moiety of one messuage and noke of land in Condover, which lately they had recovered against Alice Butteler and John Bolok as first buyer and in law the said Matilda and Richard were ordered to pay to Alice and Beatrice late wife of John Bolok and executor of the same £6, at which the lord agreed to Richard and Matilda holding the premises to them and the heirs of Matilda forever, rendering the customary rents and services; and they did fealty and were admitted and had seisin. Fine: 12d. Docketed: "The copy of dimid'messuage and one nock with appurtenances beings first byer."

Feoffment  867/125  18 October 28 Elizabeth (1586)

Contents:
Thomas Owen of Lincolns Inn, Esq., has granted to John Dager of Condover, yeoman, all that cottage in Condover now in the tenure of Thomas Whitefoote, and a piece of land of 60 perches in the new Hay there adjoining the cottage in Condover; and a cottage in the occupation of Richard Rawlins, and one piece of land called Singers Green in the tenure of John Shewker; also one parcel of waste lying between the river called the Rea and Singers Green and now in the tenure of John Dager, in Condover; to hold to John Dager and the heirs of his body, and in default of issue to the heirs of the body of William Dager, decd. late father of John; forever; to hold of Owen and his heirs as of the Manor of Condover for fealty, doing suit of court for all services and exactions; Owen warrants the title against himself and his heirs provided that if John dies without issue of his body and if all the issue of William die without heirs then Owen may re-enter the premises and have them again; Owen appoints as his attorneys Gabryell Lane, gent., and John Heynes, yeoman, to deliver seisin in his name; Signed and sealed by Thos Owen. Endorsement: Md. re delineation, and Md. of delivery of seisin by the attornies on 11 April 29 Elizabeth (1587) before Thomas Fletcher, clerk Henri Gryffythes al bentall, John Hodges, Thomas Maull of Dodington, Thomas Smythe of Westley, Roger Harres, jnr, Thomas Jones, William Bullocke, William Emerson. Witnesses to sealing Henri Gryffythes alias Bentall, Roger Pope, Richard Owen. Seal, chipped, pendant.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Condover, of the view of Frankpledge with court baron of Roger Owen, knt, lord of the manor held there before Nicholas Gibbons, gentleman, steward.  867/126  8 April 14 James I (1617)

Contents:
Samuel Dager surrendered one messuage and three nokes of land and one cottage and one barn and one orchard in Condover, and a moiety of 8 acres of customary land in Tibbotts meadow long lynes, Rownde medowe and under Radmore hyll and 4½ acres of land and 12 perches of waste called le Broken, and 6¾ acres of waste land in Berrywood called Sixe Peny acres; to the following uses: viz one moiety of his half of the said messuage and cottage and of all the premises to the use of Samuel Dager for his life and after his death to the use of Joan his wife for her life and after her death to the use of the heir of Samuel by Joan, and in default of such issue to the use of the right heires of Samuel forever; and the other moiety of his half of the said messuage and cottage and rest of the premises to the use of Samuel and his heirs by Joan and in default of such to the use of the right heirs of Samuel forever; Fine: for the messuage and other premises of ancient tenure 13/9 and for the 6¾ acres of waste land called Sixe Peny acres 21/6, and he did fealty and was admitted tenant. Signed and sealed: Nicus Gibbons. Heraldic seal. Note on dorse: "to make a coppy for Wm Dager soone to S. Dager deceased 12/- for ancient and 15/4 for Sixe Peny." Docketed: "Sam Dagers surrender on him and Joan his wife and theire heires 14 Jac."

Copy of court roll for the manor of Condover of William Owen, knight, lord of the manor, before Henry Stedman, gent, steward.  867/127  25 October 1658

Contents:
William Dager, a customary tenant, son and heir of Samuel Dager decd. surrendered one messuage, 3 nokes of land, one cottage, one garden and one orchard in Condover of ancient tenure, one half of 8 acres of customary land in Tybotts meadow, longlines, rownd meadow and Under Radmore Hill, and 4 acres of land and one half acre and ten perches of waste land called Broken and 6¾ acres of waste land in Berrywood called Sixpenny acres; to the use of Wm for his life, and after his death to his heirs by Margaret his wife, and in default of such issue to the right heirs of Wm. He was admitted and paid a fine of 13/9 for the property of ancient tenure and 20/6 for Sixpenny acres. Signed and sealed: H. Stedman, steward.

Copy of court roll for the court of the manor of Condover of Thomas Owen, Esq., lord of the Manor, before William Crosse, steward.  867/128  17 June 1667

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Roger Harris surrendered one house or cottage, 14½ acres in Berriwood in the town of Condover being waste land, to the use of William Daker, his heirs and assigns, forever, and Daker was admitted. Fine: 29/0 Signed: William Crosse, steward. Sealed with a brownish seal. Docketed on dorse: Coppy of Berriwood from Harris.

Copy of court roll for the court of the Manor of Cundover, of Thomas Owen, Esq., lord of the manor, before Edward Barrett, Esq., steward.  867/129  2 November 1668

Contents:
It was testified by Thomas Eastop and Arthur Harris, 2 customary tenants that William Dager of Wheatall on 11 August last had surrendered to them one cottage and 14½ acres of waste land called Sixpenny Acres in Berrywood, which property Thomas and Arthur surrendered at this court to the use of Roger Harris and his heirs forever; Roger was admitted tenant, for a rent of 7/3 p.a. and a fine of 29/-. Signed and sealed by E. Barrett, steward. Docketed on dorse: William Daker's surrender to Roger Harris of 14 acres of waste in Berriwood. Chipped seal on strip.

Copy of court roll for the court of the manor of Condover of Thomas Owen, Esq., lord of the manor, before Edward Barrett, steward.  867/130  2 November 1668

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Roger Harris of great Ryton surrendered one cottage and 14½ acres of waste land called Sixpenny acres in Berriwood to the use of Edward Brookes of Bynnolls, gentleman, Maria his wife and the heirs by Maria forever; and Edward and Maria were admitted tenants, paying an annual rent of 7/3 at the usual terms. Fine: 29/- Signed: E. Barrett, steward. Docketed on dorse: Roger Harris Surrender of Berriwood to Mr. Brookes and wife. Seal on parchment strip, chipped.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Condover of the court of Thomas Owen, Esq., lord of the Manor before Edward Barrett, Esq., chief steward.  867/131  Monday 3 June 24 Charles II (1672)

Contents:
Edward Brooks, gentleman and Maria his wife, she having been secretly examined, surrendered a cottage and 14½ acres of land called Sixpenny acres in Berriwood to the use of William Daker the third son of William Daker of Wheatall, and his heirs, Wm Daker appeared and was admitted. Signed and sealed: E. Barrett. Badly affected by damp. Information taken mainly from envelope.

Presentation of the homage or Jury of the Manor of Condover.  867/132  16 June 1673

Contents:
On an enquiry about the fine to lease for life or 21 years the ancient customary lands they find that there is only 2 years' chief rent to the lord of the manor due to him for a licence on such lease, to be proportioned according to the land leased. They find that for a licence for life or 21 years of the waste lands in Berriwood is 2/0 an acre, and for the other waste 16d an acre. They find that on a surrender to any 2 customary tenants in the manor being surrendered out of court that they may at any Court within a year and a day bring in the said surrender. They do not find that they are any way tied or bound to grind at the Lords mill. Names of the jurors. William Daker, gent., John Littleton, gent., Thomas Eastope, George Hodges, William Hodges, Roger Harris, Thomas Haynes, Arthur Harris, Thomas Smith, Thomas Ball, William Hickes, Francis: Arnewary, Roger Pinches. Docketed on dorse: Presentment of the homage 16 June 1673.

Copy of court roll of the Manor of Condover of Roger Owen, lord of the manor for..... Owen, Esq., guardian of Roger, before Edward Barrett, steward.  867/133  12 May 1693

Contents:
It was testified by Samuel Daker alias Dager and Richard Atkis, 2 customary tenants that out of court on 22 February 1692/3 with Daker alias Dager and Margaret his wife surrendered one parcel of land called the Conduit Leasow and parcel of land called the Upper Hale and 3 doles of meadow lying in Botches Meadow; a parcel of land called the mill Hale; and another parcel of land called the shorts furlong and another piece of land called the Lyth Hedge; one other parcel of land called the Widnell; another parcel of land called the Quarrie Leasow; and a parcel of arable land in Radmoor hill field; one part of........... and the other part arable land, of 4 acres, customary land of ancient tenure in Cundover, containing by estimation 2 nokes; to the intent that Samuel Daker and Richard Atkis should surrender all the premises at the next manor court, which they did to the use of William Daker the second son of the said William Daker, and Margaret his wife and his customary heirs forever; and William Daker was admitted tenant, did fealty and paid the fine of 6/8.
Rent for customary land 3s. 4d.
Fine 6s. 8d.
Signed and sealed: E. Barrett. Docketed on dorse: Surrender out of court by will. Dager senior to William Dager his second son.

Copy of court roll for the court baron and customary of the Manor of Condover of Roger Owen, lord of the Manor, before Edward Barrett, steward.  867/134  18 November 1695

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Samuel Daker, George Hodges, Richard Atkis, William Easthope, John Gwynn, customary tenants present; Margaret Daker and William Daker her third son surrendered one messuage and three nokes of land and one cottage and barn and one orchard in Condover and a moiety (longlines,) of 8 acres of customary land in Tibbots meadow, longlines, Round meadow, and under Radmoor hill, and one pasture called Condict leasow, and one meadow called Broaches meadow, customary land of ancient tenure, and 4½ acres of land and 12 perches of waste land called the Broakins, and 6¾ acres of waste land in Berriwood called Sixpenny acres in Condover, the use of Edward Daker the youngest son and customary heir of William Daker, decd. late the husband of Margaret; Edward was admitted by the rod, and gave the lord for a fine £1 15s. 3d.
£ s. d.
Rent of ancient land 6 10½
Fine of this 13 9
Rent of waste land 5 4½
Fine of this 1 1 6
1 15 36
Signed and sealed: E. Barrett.

Copy of Court Roll for Manor of Condover.  867/135  [n.d.]

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Court Baron of Roger Owen Lord of the Manor held at Condveer of the 18 November 1695 before Edward Barrett chief steward there. Samuel Daker, George Hodges, Richard Atkis, William Easthope, John Gwynn, customary tenants of the Manor came, and also came Edward Daker, customary tenant of the manor, in his proper person and surrendered into the hands of the lord of the manor according to the custom of the manor, one messuage and 3 nokes of land and one cottage and barn and one orchard with appurtenances in Condover and one moiety of 8 acres of customary land in Tibbols meadow, Longlines, Round Meadow and under Radmore hill, and one pasture called Condict leasow and 1 meadow called Breaches meadow, customary lands of ancient tenure; and 4½ acres 12 perches of waste land called the Broakens and 6¾ acres of waste land in Berriwood called Sixpenny acres in Condover, in the said Manor, to the uses herein specified: that parcel of land called the quarrell leasow, the broakens, the Condict leasow, the hale, the Lath Hedges, the short furlong, and the Mill fields, to the use of Margaret Daker his mother for her life, and after her death to the use of the said Edward for his life and after his death to the use of the customary heirs of Edward by Susan his wife, and in default of such issue these premises, viz: the back hides alias the new heys, the Cockshut leasow, the Ull r ies, the barley butts, the middle leasow, and the Broomey leasow to the use of the said Susanna for her life and after her death these premises now mentioned and all and singular the said premises to remain to the right heirs of Edward forever.

Copy of court roll for the court baron and customary of the Manor of Condover of Roger Owen, Esq., Lord of the manor, before Edward Barrett, Esq., chief steward.  867/136  1 February 1696/7

Contents:
Richard Hicks, customary tenant and Mary his wife, Mary having surrendered one dole of meadow in Condover in a meadow called Broches Meadow under Radmoor hill to the use of Edward Daker, and his heirs forever; and Edward was admitted at that court, and paid 2d. to hold by the rents and services due and accustomed. Note at bottom: rent p. annum 1d. Signed and sealed: E. Barrett. Docketed: Rich Hicks' surrender of his Dole in Botches meadow to my bror. Edward Daker.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Cundover for the Court customary and baron of Roger Owen, Esq., lord of the manor, before Andrew Swift, gent., chief steward.  867/137  19 April 1714

Contents:
At the court of the manor of Cundover adjourned from 18 November to 25 of the same month, 1695, Edward Daker the youngest son and customary heir of William Daker deceased was admitted tenant to one messuage and three nokes of land and one cottage and barn and one orchard in Condover and of a moiety of 8 acres of customary land in Tibbats Meadow Long Lines Round Meadow and under Radmore Hill and of one pasture called Condict Leasow and of one meadow called Broaches meadow of customary land of ancient tenure and 4½ acres and 12 perches of waste land called le Brockens and of 6¾ acres of waste land in Berriwood called Sixpenny acres in Condover; at the last court held for the manor on 19 April 1714, it was presented by the homage that Edward Daker had died and that he had died seised of the said messuage, cottage and premises above and that William Daker an infant of about 14 was the only son and customary heir of Edw. and William came to the court, and Samuel Daker and William Daker, clerk, uncles of the said Wm and sought his admittance to the property which was granted; and they were given the custody of the boy and the premises.
£ s. d.
Rent of ancient land 6 10½
Fine of the same 13 9
Rent of the waste land 5 4½
Fine of the same 1 1 6
Total fine 1 15 3
Signed and sealed: Andr' Swift Senescal.

Copy of court roll for the court of the Manor of Condover of Edward Owen, Esq., lord of the Manor held at Condover before John Lloyd, Esq., chief steward.  867/138  19 October 1724

Contents:
Thomas Gosnell and Thomas Brooks, 2 customary tenants surrendered one house and offices with garden and yard adjacent to the house in the possession of Richard Reynolds; and 2 parcels of land of ancient tenure called the Stony Lake and the Shedmore in Cundover; to the use of Richard Gosnell and his customary heirs forever; and Richard sought and gained admittance to the premises by the rod. Fine: 3/- Signed and sealed by Jo: Lloyd. Rent 1/6

Articles of Agreement and Counterpart.  867/139&140  13 October 1727

Affected by damp.

Contents:
(1) William Daker of the parish of Cundover, gent. (2) Susann Daker of Cundover, widow. (2) Elianor Milnor of Cressage, widow, and Frances Milner of Cressage, spinster, daughter of Elianor. Whereas a marriage is intended between Wm Daker and Frances Milner, it is covenanted that if the marriage takes place before 20 December next that in consideration of £500 to be paid by Elianor as a marriage portion to Wm, part of which portion is due to Frances as her share of the personal estate of her late father Edward Milner decd., and is in full of all interest due to her, and the residue is a free gift of Elianor; Wm and Susanna will at the costs of Wm within 3 months next after the marriage at some Court Baron or other customary Court held for the Manor of Condover surrender to the Lord of the Manor their copyhold messuage and 3 nooks of land, one cottage, one barn one orchard with all appurtenances in Condover; and the moiety of 8 acres of customary land in Tibbatts Meadow, Longlines, Round Meadow and under Radmore Hill, and one pasture called Condict Leasow and one meadow at the Broaches Meadow being lands customary of ancient tenure; and 4½ acres of land and 12 perches of waste land called the Brockens and 6 acres of land and ¾ acre of waste land in Berriwood called Sixpenny acres in Cundover, all which premises were then in the possession of Wm Daker, of the yearly value of £45; to the use of Wm Daker and Frances for their lives and for the life of the survivor of them, and then to the use of their children, and in default of such, to the use of Wm Daker and of his heirs customary forever. It was agreed that Susanna Daker shall from this date deliver up the possession of and permit Wm Daker quietly to hold for the joint lives of Susanna and Wm or any of his children the other copyhold messuage in Whetall and one cottage in Cundover and 2 nooks of customary land of ancient tenure and 35¼ acres of waste land in Whetall Cundover, Ryton Magna and Ryton Parva called the Whettalls; and permit Wm to take the rents and profits of the last mentioned messuage for the joint lives of Susanna and Wm. It was agreed that Wm should pay to Susanna at the last mentioned messuage and annuity of £30 for the joint lives of Susanna and Wm or his children so long as they peaceably enjoy the messuage, at the Annunciation and Michaelmas in equal parts, the 1st payment next Annunciation, and if not paid Susanna to distrain, keep the distress for 5 days and if the annuity is not paid, sell the same. It was agreed that in case the marriage should take effect and Wm and Susanna should surrender the copyhold messuage and 3 nooks of land and cottage and all other premises in Cundover of the yearly value of £45 to the said uses, and deliver up possession of the Whettalls, Elianor Milner should within 3 months of such surrender and delivery of possession pay to Wm as a marriage portion £500; It was agreed that in case the marriage took effect and Frances Milner should die within 3 years after the marriage without children, or the children having died on the 3 years, then Wm shall pay to Elianor in the next 6 months £200. Signed and sealed: Wm Daker, Susana Daker, Elianor Milner, Frances Milner. Endorsement: 27 Nov 1727 Receipt by Wm Daker of £500 from Elianor Milner. Witnesses: Ed: Milner, Wm Haslewood. Witnesses to sealing: Ed: Milner, Wm Haslewood, Roger Haslewood. Docketed: "My Marriage Articles 13th Oct. 1727. Articles previous to the Marriage of Mr. Wm Daker with Miss Frances Milner". 4 applied seals. Counterpart Docketed: "13 Oct 1727 Counterpart of Arts. previous to the Marriage of Wm Daker with Miss Frances Milner". 4 applied seals. (140)

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Cundover of the view of frankpledge leet with court baron and customary of Edward Owen, Esq., lord of the manor held at Cundover before John Lloyd, Esq., chief steward.  867/141  16 October I George II (1727)

Contents:
William Daker and Susan his mother surrendered a messuage and three nokes of land and one cottage and barn and an orchard in Cundover and a moiety of an acre of customary land in Tibbots meadow long lines Round meadow under Radmore hill and a pasture called Condict Leasow and a meadow called Breaches meadow of customary land of ancient tenure and 4½ acres of land and 12 perches of waste land called le Broakens and 6¾ acres of waste land in Berriwood called Sixpenny acres in Cundover, to the use of William Daker and Francis his wife for their lives, and after the death of the survivor to the use of the customary heir of the body of William by Francis, and in default of such to the right heirs customary of William forever; and William and Francis sought admittance, and were admitted on payment of a fine of £1 15s. 3d. by the rod and did fealty.
£ s. d.
Rent of ancient land 6 10 0½
Fine for this 13 9
Rent of waste land 5 4½
Fine 1 1 6
Signed and sealed: John Lloyd, Senescall.

Copy of court roll for the view of frankpledge and court baron and customary of Letitia Mytton, widow, lady of the manor of Cundover, before John Lloyd, Esq., chief steward.  867/142  1 May 1732

Contents:
It was testified by Roger Gwynn and Richard Easthope, customary tenants that out of court on 28 February last Richard Thomas surrendered to them a piece of customary land of ancient tenure called Crogginheald in the township of Cundover so that they should surrender it to the Lady of the Manor, which they did to the use of William Daker of Whetall, gent., and his customary heirs forever; and Daker sought and was given admission. Fine: 1/- Rent: 6d. Signed and sealed by John: Lloyd.

Copy of court roll for the court of the Manor of Cundover of Letitia Mytton Lady of the Manor held at Cundover before John Lloyd, Esq., chief steward.  867/143  6 August 1733

Contents:
Richard Gossnell surrendered the messuage called Brookes' in the township and Parish in Cundover now in the possession of Rd. and 2 pieces of ground called the new Leasows, one piece of land called the Cross Lane, one piece of land called the Cross Way, also one piece of land called the Mill Leasow, with all outhouses, gardens, orchards, etc., to the use of Thomas Gossnell of Shrewsbury, grocer, and his heirs customary forever; and Thomas sought and gained admittance to the premises. Fine: 2/- Signed and sealed by John Lloyd.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Cundover of the Court leet and baron of Letitia Mytton, widow, lady of the Manor held at Condover before John Lloyd, Esq., chief steward.  867/144  14 October 1734

Badly affected by damp.


Related information: See copies of court roll 9 April 1755 867/116-7

Contents:
Hannah Rogers one of the customary tenants and surrendered the messuage, backside, garden and Smiths shop in Condover in the possession of....... to the use of Thomas Gossnell. He appeared and was admitted. Signed and sealed: John Lloyd, steward.

Copy of court roll of the Court leet of the manor of Condover of Sir Rd. Corbett, Thos Hill and Godolphin Edwards trustees under the will of Letitia Mytton, before John Lloyd, chief steward.  867/145  23 April 1759

Contents:
Elianor the wife of Thomas Gossnell, grocer, of Shrewsbury surrendered the undivided third part of a messuage in Cundover called the Green in the holding of Wm Reynolds and the undivided third part of a messuage in Condover in the holding of Wm Vaughan; to the use of Thomas Gossnell and his heirs customary forever; and he sought and gained admission, paid the fine of £1 4s. and did fealty. Signed and sealed by John Lloyd. Docketed on dorse: Mrs. Gossnell's surrender to her husband. Dated April 23rd. 1759.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Cundover for the court under Sir Rd. Corbett, Thos Hill and Godolphin Edwards, Esqs., trustees under Letitia Barnston's will, and Chancery Decree, before John Lloyd, Esq., chief steward.  867/146  23 April 1759

Contents:
Thomas Gosnell surrendered the undivided third of the messuage in Condover called the Green (Wm Reynolds) and the third of the messuage in Cundover (Wm Vaughan), to the uses of his will, and in default of appointment to his right heirs customary; and he was admitted to the premises: Fine: £1 4s. Signed and sealed by John Lloyd. Docketed on dorse: Mr. Gossnell's surrender to the use of his will. Dated April 23 1759.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Cundover, of the court leet under the trustees of the will of Letitia Barnston, and Chancery Decree, before John Lloyd, chief steward.  867/147  23 April 1759

Contents:
Elianor the wife of Thomas Gossnell desired admittance as tenant of the undivided third part of the messuage in Cundover called the Green (Wm Reynolds) and a third of a messuage in Cundover (Wm Vaughan) to which premises she was entitled by the death of Frances Daker her mother; to the use of Elianor and her heirs customary forever, and she was admitted. Fine: £1 4s. Signed and sealed by John Lloyd. Docketed on dorse: Mrs. Gossnell's admittance etc. Dated April 23 1759.

Copy of court roll for the court of the Manor of Condover under Sir Richard Corbett, bart., Thos Hill and Godolphin Edwards, Esqs. acting trustees under the will of Letitia late wife of Trafford Barnston, Esq., and Decree of Chancery, before John Lloyd, Esq., steward, Thomas Kilvert and Edward Milner, gentleman, copyholders.  867/148  24 May 1759

Contents:
Frances Daker, spinster desired to be admitted tenant to the undivided third part of a messuage in [...] called the Green (Wm Reynolds) and an undivided third of a messuage in Cundover now in the holding of Wm Vaughan, all which premises Frances was entitled to by the death of Frances Daker her mother; to the use of the said Frances and her heirs customary forever. Fine: £1 4s. She was admitted by the rod and did fealty. Signed and sealed by John Lloyd. Docketed on dorse: Miss Fanny Daker's admittance. Dated May 24th 1759. Applied seal.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Cundover, for the Court Baron under Sir Rd. Corbett, Thos Hill and Godolphin Edwards, Esqs. trustees under will of Letitia Barnston and by Chancery Decree., before Jno Lloyd, chief steward.  867/149  24 May 1759

Contents:
Frances Daker, spinster surrendered the undivided third part of a messuage in Cundover called the Green now in the holding of William Reynolds and another undivided third part of a messuage in Condover now in the holding of Wm Vaughan, to the uses of Frances' will, and in default of such appointment to the right heirs customary of Frances. Fine: £1 4s. and she was admitted tenant and did fealty. Signed and sealed by John Lloyd. Docketed on dorse: Miss Fanny Dakers Surrender to the use of her will etc. Dated May 24th 1759.

Copy of court roll for the court held under Sir Rd. Corbett, Thomas Hill and Godolphin Edwards, trustees under the will of Letitia Barnston and by Chancery Decree, before Richard Scott chief steward.  867/150  4 October 1762

Badly effected by damp.

Contents:
Thomas Gossnell and Elianor his wife surrendere the undivided third part of a messuage in Cundover in the tenur of William Reynolds called the Green; and a third of a messuage in Condover in the holding of William Vaughan and the third of a messuage in Wheatall and great Ryton called the Pidgeons Door now in the holding of Edward Thornes; the third of a messuage in Wheatall in the tenure of B............ Edward Thornes; and the third part of a piece of land Croggin Heald, formerly purchased by William Daker. Gossnell from Richard Thomas of Chatford, gentleman; to the use of Edward Millner, gentleman of Cressage. He was admitted, and paid a fine of £2 2s. Signed and sealed by Richard Scott.

Copy of court roll for the court of the manor of Condover under Sir Richard Corbett, bart., Thomas Hill and Godolphin Edwards, Esquires, the acting Trustoes under the will of Letitia the late wife of Trafford Barnston, Esq., and also by virtue of a decree of the High Court of Chancery in Trust for Anna Maria Leighton an Infant, before Richard Scott, gentleman, chief steward.  867/151  10 October 1763

Contents:
Edward Milner of Cressage, gentleman, a customary tenant and by virtue of the will of Frances Daker, spinster, decd., who was impowered to make the same pursuant to a surrender formerly passed in this court for that purpose, desired to be admitted tenant to the undivided third part of a messuage in Condover now in the holding of William Reynolds called the Green and to another undivided third part of a messuage in Condover now in the holding of William Jones; and to another undivided third part of a messuage in Wheatall late in the holding of Benjamin Wood, but now of Edward Thornes, gentleman; and to an undivided third part of a messuage in Wheatall and great Ryton called Pidgeon Door now in the holding of Edward Flint; and to an undivided third part of a piece of land in Condover called Croggin Heald formerly purchased by William Daker of Wheatall, gentleman, late father of Frances Daker from Richard Thomas of Chatford, gentleman, decd., to the use of Edward Milner and his heirs customary forever, in trust for Frances and Margaret Thomas infants and neices of Frances Daker, decd., and daughters of Edward Thornes, and for such other uses as are expressed in the will of Frances; and Milner was admitted. Fine £2 2s. 9d. Signed and sealed: Richard Scott, steward. Docketed on dorse: Mr. Milners Admittance In Trust for his Neices. Dated Oct. 10th 1763.

Receipt by Benjamin Burd from Mrs. Elinor Gossnell and Mr. Wm. Cartwright in trust for a third part of the late Mrs. Frances Daker's Estate in the Manor, on their admission to the third part of the estate, £2 1s. 9d. due to Nicholas Symthe, Esq., as guardian to his son an infant.  867/152  6 November 1778

Account  867/153  6 November 1778

Contents:
Wheathall Estate Dr. £ s. d.
To Fine and Fees of Admittance at the Court of Cundover 2 1 9
To pd. the Crier at the Court 1 6
To a Herriot pd. to Mr. Bird for Nichl. Smythe Esq., 5 0 0
7 3 3
June the 29 1793 settled with Edward Thornes the full contents of this bill by us Frances Hayward, Margaret Parry.

Copyhold estates in Condover, Wheatall, Great and Little Ruyton, in the Manor of Condover.  [no ref. or date]

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Condover, under Nicholas Smythe, Esq., guardian to Nicholas Owen, Esq., an infant, before Robert Pemberton, gentleman, steward and Gilbert Crompton and James Thomas gentlemen, copyholders.  867/154  10 October ? 1782

Contents:
Thomas Gosnell, late of Shrewsbury, grocer, but now of Cressage, gentleman, and... ... of Shrewsbury, apothecary executors and devisees named in the will of Edward gentleman, decd., late one of the customary tenants of the manor, and surrendered into the hands of the lord that undivided third part of a certain messuage heretofore in the holding of William Reynolds and now of Thomas Cund called the..........; and the third part of a messuage with the lands in Condover, now in the tenure of Nicholas Smythe, Esq., and the undivided third part of a tenement with the lands in Wheatall late in the holding of........ and now of Mr. Edward Thornes; and one other undivided share of a certain messuage in Wheatall and Great Ryton called...... Door late in the holding of Edward Thornes and now of the said Edward Thornes; and the undivided third part of......... in Condover called Croggin Heald formerly purchased Daker of Wheatall..... of Frances Daker of and from Richard Thomas of Chatford in the same Manor decd.; to the use of Frances and Margaret Thornes, both of Wheatall, spinsters, daughters of Edward Thornes forever as tenants in common, not joint; Frances and Margaret were admitted customary tenants paying ?two pounds one shilling and ninepence. Signed and sealed: Robert Pemberton, steward. Docketed on dorse: Mrs. Gossnell, Mr. Cartwright, Miss Fanny and Margaret Thornes. Surrender and Admittance Dated 10th .........

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Condover for the Court held there under Nicholas Smythe Owen guardian to Nicholas Owen, Esq. an infant, lord of the Manor before Robert Pemberton, chief steward and Gilbert Crompton and James Thomas, gentlemen, copyholders.  867/155  10 October 1782

Affected by damp and mice.

Contents:
Eleanor Gossnell, wife of Thomas Cossnell late of Shrewsbury, grocer and now of Cressage, gentleman, and William Cartwright of Shrewsbury, apothecary, devisees named in the will of Edward Milner late of Cressage, and they surrendered the undivided third share of a messuage in Condover heretofore in the holding of William Reynolds and now of Thomas Cund called the Green; and the undivided third share of a messuage in Condover theretofore in the holding of William Jones and now of Nicholas Smythe, Esq., and an undivided third part of a messuage at Wheatall late in the holding of Benjamin Wood, and now of Edward Thornes; and an undivided third part of a messuage and lands in Wheatall and Great Ryton called Pidgeon Door late in the holding of Edward Flint and Edward Thornes and now of the said Edward Thornes; and an undivided third of a piece of land in Condover called Croggin Heald formerly purchased by William Daker of Wheatall late father of Frances Daker from Richard Thomas of Chatford, to the use of Frances and Margaret Thornes, spinsters, daughters of Edward Thornes, gentleman and Margaret his wife, and their heirs customary forever; to hold as joint tenants and not in common. They were admitted. Fine: £2 1s. 9d. Signed and sealed by Robt. Pemberton, steward. Mrs. Gossnell and Mr. Cartwright to Miss Fanny and Margaret Thornes. Surrender and Admittance. 10th October 1782.

Copy of court roll, surrender and admittance. Court leet with Court Baron for the Manor of Condover held in Condover on 6th May 1783 under Nicholas ? Single and Nicholas Owen, Esq., lord of the manor, before Robert Permberton, gent., chief steward, and..... Crompton and William Easthope, gentlemen, copyholders of the manor.  867/156  6 May 1783

Badly damaged by damp and mice.

Contents:
To this court came John Parry, gent., of ......ton, co. Salop and Margaret his wife, late Margaret Thornes, spinster one of the daughters of Edward Thornes of Wheatall, co. Salp., being first separately examined apart from her husband and freely consented to surrender into the hands of the lord by the steward by the rod, all that undivided 6th part of the messuage or tenement with the lands and appurtenances in Condover in the said Manor, once in the holding of William Reynolds, now of Thomas Cund, called the Green; one other undivided 6th part of a messuage with lands in Condover, late in the holding of Jones, now of Nicholas Smythe, Esq., in..........; and the 6th part of a messuage with lands in Wheatall, lately in the holding of Benjamin but now in the holding of Edward Thornes; and also one other undivided 6th part of a messuage with the lands and appurtenances in Wheatall and Great Ryton within the Manor called Pidgeons Door late in the holding of Edward Flint and Edward, now of Edward Thornes; and an undivided 6th part of a piece of land in Condover called Croggin heald formerly purchased by William Daker, gent. of Wheatall, father of Frances Daker of and from Richard Thomas, gent., of Chatford in the said manor, now in the holding of the said Thomas Cund, with all rights rents and profits of John Parry and Margaret, to the use of the said Edward Thornes who is admitted tenant to the lord of the manor and granted all the above premises to hold for ever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor by the rents, heriots, duties and services, and he gave the lord for a fine for his estate £1 0s. 10½d. and was admitted according to the custom of the Manor. Signed and sealed by the steward, Robert Pemberton. Endorsed: Docketed: Mr. John Parry to Mr. Edward Thornes Surrender and Admittance. Date 6th May 1783.

Messuage and land in Shelton and Oxon mortgaged to Edward and Charlotte Thornes in 1797,.  [no ref. or date]

Declaration of Trust.  867/157  11 October 1797

Paper.

Contents:
Edward Thornes, gentleman, of the Green in the parish of Condover sends greeting Whereas by a mortgage of even date herewith between Thomas Powell of Shrewsbury gentleman (1) the Rev. Samuel Pearson of Lichfield, clerk, (2) the Rev. John Batteridge Pearson of the same City, clerk (3) and the said Edward Thornes (4), Powell in consideration of £2,100 from Thornes demised to Thornes the messuage and the several pieces of land belonging called the Fold and Orchard, the Cow Leasow, Little Leasow, Copthorn Piece, Little Coal Leasow, Square Leasow, Great Coal Leasow and Wheat Piece (57a 3r 33p) which messuage and pieces of land are in the township of Shelton and Oxon in the parishes of St. Chad and St. Julian or one of them and now or late were in the occupation of Powell; to hold to Thornes for 2,000 years subject to a proviso for redemption on payment by Powell of the £2,100 and interest and for the better securing to Thornes of the sum it was agreed that the Pearsons should stand possessed of the hereditaments demised for the residue of the terms of 500 years and 1,000 years in trust in the first place for Thornes for payment of the £2,100 and interest and after payment thereof and subject in the meantime thereto; in trust for Powell to be disposed of as he should appoint and in the meantime to attend the inheritance of the same premises to protect the same from all mesne charges and incumbrances; now Thornes declares that £700 part of the £2,100 is the proper money of his daughter Charlotte Thornes of the Green Farm, spinster and his name is only made use of in trust for his daughter, and he agreed that he will at all times stand seised of the premises in trust for securing the repayment of the £700 and interest, and he will not at any time assign the premises nor release nor discharge the monies thereby secured until the £700 and interest shall be fully paid to his daughter. Signed and sealed by Edward Thornes. Witnesses: Wm Coupland, Thos H. Parker. Docketed: Mr. Edward Thornes to Miss Charlotte Thornes. Declaration of Trust as to the sum of £700 part of the sum of £2,100 secured by Mortgage of Mr. Thomas Powell's Estate in Shelton and Oxon Township, Com Salop. Dated 11th October 1797.

MARRIAGE SETTLEMENTS AND WILLS.  [no ref. or date]

Marriage settlement 1639 Edward Thornes jnr., son of Roger Thornes to Elizabeth Pitchford.  [no ref. or date]

Marriage settlement  867/158  30 December 1639

Contents:
(1) Roger Thornes the elder of Kinaston gentleman. (2) John Pitchford of Leebrockhurst yeoman. (3) Roger Thornes the younger one of the sons of Roger the elder, and Thomas Pitchford one of the sons of John Pitchford. Cons: a marriage had between Edward Thornes son and heir of Roger the elder, and Elizabeth his present wife, one of the daughters of John Pitchford; and the sum of £200 paid by her father to Roger the elder for preferment of Elizabeth in marriage. Feoffment of the trustees in a messuage with appurtenances in Kynaston wherein Roger Thornes the elder now dwelleth, with all appurtenances, in the township of Kynnaston and in the fields of the same; 2 messuages in Dovaston in a place called Y Plassey, in one whereof Roger Hickin now dwelleth and in the other William ap John Edward, with all appurtenances in Dovaston; and all that great meadow called the Lords meadow in Edgerley, to hold to use of Edward Thornes for his life and after his death to use of the 1st son which he shall beget upon the body of Elizabeth and the heirs of the body of such son, for default of issue, then to sons of Edward and Elizabeth in succession, in default of male issue, then to the use of all daughters and their heirs of the body; or the right heirs of Roger Thornes the elder. Roger Thornes covenants that until the property is sufficiently conveyed to these uses he will hold it to no other use; and that Roger and Katherin his wife shall within 7 years at the request and charge of John Pitchford make any further assurance needed, provided that they are not compelled to travel above 10 miles from their dwellinghouse. Signature of Roger Thornes. Witnesses: Richard Payne of Wyky, Joh Grwme, Owen Williams, Thomas Thornes (mark), Richard Payne.

Quitclaim  867/159  12 Dec..... [c. 1639]

Contents:
Roger Thornes senior of Melverley gant., and Edward Thornes his son and heir. Deed poll. Divers good causes. Quit claim of ....2 messuages..... and appurtenances in the will and fields of....... to Roger Thornes junior. Signature of Roger Thornes and Edward Thornes. Witnesses: ........ytton, Raff......, William Payne ?, Humphrey Clarke?,.... Thomas Moreden.

Marriage Settlement 1701 Edward Thornes and Catherine Clarke.  [no ref. or date]

Bargain and Sale for 6 months.  867/160  13 March 1700/1

Contents:
Part of Marriage Settlement of Edward Thornes and Catherine See Release 19 February 1734/5 (867/ ) (1) Edward Thornes snr., gent., of Kynaston, and John Clarke, baker, of Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury and Dorothy his wife. (2) Andrew Lloyd, gent., of Foard, Salop, and John Tayler, yeoman, of Eyton, parish of Roxitor, Salop. The capital messuage in Kynaston in which Edward Thornes snr. now lives with all lands belonging; the messuage in Dovaston called the Plassey and all lands belonging; all the messuages of Edward Thornes, lease land excepted, in Kynaston, Dovaston and Edgerley or elsewhere in Kinnerley parish; and the messuage in Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury in which John Clarke now lives; all the messuage in Abbey Foregate in which John Rondle, gent., now lives, and all malthouses, kills, backe houses and gardens to the last messuage belonging, which said last mentioned messuages are the inheritance of John Clarke and Dorothy his wife. To hold the premises to Andrew Lloyd and John Tayler from the previous day for 6 months for 1 peppercorn if it be lawfully demanded. Signed and sealed: Edward Thornes, John Clarke, Dorothy Clarke, her mark. Seals missing. Endorsed: Witnesses to sealing: Anne Hutton, Thomas Thornes, Arthur Hanmer. Docketed: Kynaston.

Marriage Settlement 1751 Edward Thornes of Kynaston and Margaret Daker of Wheattal  [no ref. or date]

N.D. Heads of an agreement of a settlement to be made on the intended marriage of Edward Thornes of Kynaston gent., with Mrs. Margaret Daker of Wheatall in the parish of Cundover.  867/161  [n.d.]

Contents:
Thornes is possessed of an estate of freehold and an inheritance, part as tenant in tail and part as tenant in fee simple, in the townships of Kynaston also Treginvode, Edgerley, and Dovaston in the parish of Kynnerley; and also of a tenement in the parish of Ruiton called the Plow, and also of 2 messuages with maltkilns in Castle and Abbey Foregate in the town of Shrewsbury, and also of about ½ a in Melverley, total yearly value £120, with a considerable stock in cattle, horses, corn, etc. but no household goods. He is also possessed of about £400 in money and moneys worth, out of which real and personal estate there is £600 (£200 apiece to each of his sisters) which it is subject to. Margarett Daker is in possession of one third undivided share of a messuage and lands called Wheatall in the parish of Condover of the yearly value of £50, and also one third undivided part of another messuage in Condover called Pigeon Door of the yearly value of £10, and also of the reversion of one third undivided part of another messuage after the decease of her mother Frances Daker, widow, of the yearly value of £52 called the Green, all copyhold land - Margaret's one third part amounts to the yearly value of £37 6s. 8d. as now set. Agreement that the whole estate of Edward Thornes, except what is to be settled on Margaret is to be subject to an annuity of £20 clear to be paid quarterly to Elinor Thornes, mother of Edward, during her life, and also out of the estate a jointure of £40 p.a. is to be settled on Margaret for life. viz the messuage in Edgerley (Robert Hards) value £27, and 3 meadows in Edgerley known as the Lords Meadows (Edward Thornes) value £10 p.a.; and a dwellinghouse with garden and orchard in the Abbey Foregate (Mrs. Mary Betton) value £3 p.a. rent; and all the estate of Margaret Daker for lives of Margaret and Edward and the survivor after entailed on 1st and other sons, in default of issue to daughters in like manner in default of issue to any other son Edward may have by another woman, in default his heirs and assigns. Her copyhold estate after the deceased of Frances, to be settled to use of Edward and Margaret for their lives and the survivor's, after to youngest son of the marriage according to the custom or of the manor, or in default daughters as tenants in common, in default of issue, to any issue Margaret may have by any other husband, or her heirs and assigns. A proviso that Thornes may charge the settled property with sums not exceeding - (hole in MS) for benefit of younger children; and also that Margaret may charge her copyhold with any sum up to £200 for any person she may think proper, but she may not encumber the estate for life of her mother or husband. Query, if only one son, will the copyhold portion of the estate go to him?

Marriage settlement  867/162  16 Oct. 1757

Contents:
*Details inserted in square brackets from (1) the articles, (11) Recital in 3 July 1795. (1) Edward Thornes of Kynaston gent., and Elinor Thornes of Kynaston his mother and Samuel Thornes of [St Asaph] Co. Flint, gent., (2) Margaret Daker of [Wheattal: in the parish of Condover, spinster. (3) Richard Jones of [Furnivals Inn] Co. Midd. gent., (4) [Edward Millner] of Cressage gent., and Thomas Thornes of Argoid gent. Cons: a marriage to be had between Edward Thornes and Margaret Daker, and one third undivided part of several messuages of Margaret's being her marriage portion, and to assure her a jointure and destroying all estates tail and 10/- each by 3rd and 4th parties. Release of a capital messuage in Kynaston (Elinor Thornes) with all appurtenances; and lands. Covenant to suffer a recovery in the names of Edward Milner and Thomas Thornes as plaintiffs or demandants, Richard Jones as Tenant who shall appear gratis, Edward Thornes vouchee. Property includes messuage in Kynaston otherwise Tregubwiie (Edward Thornes gent.) and Elinor, Robert Humphreys and John Grafton) property in Dovaston (Edward Thornes, Elinor Thornes, Edward Payne and William Birch and Mary Owen); property in Ruitch (Roger Side) messuage, maltkiln etc. in Castle Foregate within the liberties of Shrewsbury (Samuel Jones), to the intent that Elinor Thornes may receive out of the last mentioned premises an annuity of £25 for life clear, the first payment on the first half year day after the marriage. Cons: 10s. Margaret Daker releases to Milner and Thornes an undivided one third part of a capital messuage and lands called Whettall in the parish of Condover ( - ) and one third of a copyhold messuage called Pidgeon Door in..... Witnesses: Robert Lloyd grocer, of St. Asaph, Thomas Griffiths, schoolmaster at St. Asaph, Joseph Pugh bricklayer, Thomas Evans (mark) William Pearce, John Mullard blacksmith.

Marriage Settlement 1759 Edward Jones of Trefonnen to Ann Thornes of Kynaston.  [no ref. or date]

Bargain and sale for 6 months.  867/163  29 January 1759

Contents:
(1) Edward Jones of Trevonnen, in the parish of Oswestry, gentleman. (2) Edward Thornes, of Kynaston, gentleman, and John Hughes of the Parish of Llanyblodwell, yeoman. Consideration: 5/- Jones has bargained and sold to Thornes and Hughes 3 messuages and lands of Jones in the townships of Trevonnen Trevyrclawwd and Soughton in the several parishes of Oswestry and Llansilin and now in the holdings of the said Edward Jones, John Meredith and Edward Edwards with all outbuildings, gardens and lands belonging and the reversion and remainder and the rents and profits; to hold to Thornes and Hughes for 6 months at a peppercorn rent so that they can take a release of the premises. Signed and sealed by Edward Jones. Witnesses on dorse: Edward Jones, Thos Edwards.

*Release (Marriage Settlement).  867/164  30 January 1759

Contents:
(1) Edward Jones of Trevonnen, parish of Oswestry, gent. (2) Edward Thornes of Kynaston and John Hughes of the parish of Llanyblodwell, yeoman. (3) Ann Thornes sister of Edward Thornes, of Kynaston. In consideration of a marriage shortly to take place between Edward Jones and Ann Thornes, and of £200, Jones conveys to Thornes and Hughes his premises in Trevonnen, Trevyrclawwd and Soughton, Oswestry and Llansilin parishes (see lease 867/ ) to Jones and Hughes in trust and to uses to provide for the issue of the marriage and with a covenant to make further assurances in the law within the next 7 years. Signed and sealed by the 4 parties. Endorsement: Witnesses to the sealing: Edward (2nd witness's name illegible) Receipt for £200. Badly affected by water. 2 membranes. 4 applied seals.

Marriage Settlement 1791 Elinor daughter of Edward Thornes to William Rogers.  [no ref. or date]

Marriage settlement  867/165  2nd April 31 (Geo III) 1791

Contents:
(1) William Rogers of St. Asaph apothecary. (2) Edward Thornes of Co. Salop, gentleman and Elinor Thornes of the same, spinster. (3) Robert Hayward of Cressage in the parish of Cund and Edward Evans of......... (4) ......and N......... Thornes Recital of agreement to pay £500 secured to Anna Maria Lloyd by mortgage. Cons: this agreement and intended marriage and provision of jointure for Elinor Thornes. Release of tenements in the township of....... in the parish of Kinnerley to use of Robert Hayward and Edward Evans for a certain term, after to use of sons of William Rogers and Elinor Thornes in succession and heirs or in default of all daughters; with provisions for raising portions for younger children and exchanging or selling land. Signatures of Rogers, both Thornes, Hayward, Evans, and N. Thomas. Witnesse: Thomas Roberts, attorney, St. Asaph.

Marriage Settlement 1795 William Thornes of Wheatall to Mary Warter.  [no ref. or date]

MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT  867/166  3 July 1795

Contents:
(1) Edward Thornes of Wheatall in the parish of Condover, gentleman. (2) William Thornes of same, gentleman, only son and heir of Edward Thornes by Margaret late his wife, before her marriage called Margaret Daker. (2) Joseph Warter the elder of Siberscott, gent., and Mary Warter of same spinster his eldest daughter. (4) The Rev. John Warter of Cruckmeole, clerk, and Robert Hayward of Cressage Gentleman. (5) Joseph Warter the younger of Siberscott gentleman, son of Joseph the elder, and John Parry of Hinton gentleman. Cons: a marriage arranged between William Thornes and Mary Warter. Recital of a lease and release of 8 and 9 May last (1) Edward Thornes and William Thornes (2) Richard Griffiths of Lincolns Inn Co. Midd. gent., (3) William Coupland of Shrewsbury gentleman. A common recovery was suffered in pursuance of this Easter term last, Coupland demandant, Griffiths tenant, Edward and William Thornes vouchees on a messuage called Tregynford with land in the townships of Dovaston and Edgerley, and in the parish of Kinnerley (Edward Rogers) this messuage was heretofore 2 farms (Edward Thornes, Elinor Thornes, and Edward Paine); cottage hempyard, and lands in Dovaston (Mary Owen); then or late Edward Rogers); another messuage and land in the townships of Kinastoh and Dovaston in the parish of Kinnerley (Robert Fardoe); 2 messuages and lands now held with the last mentioned messuage, in Kynaston (heretofore John Grafton and Robert Humphries, then of Robert Fardoe); messuage and land called Caenewidd in the township of Edgerley (heretofore Robert Fardoe, then John Davis); messuage or burgage and malthouse with garden etc. in the Castle Foregate of Shrewsbury (Samuel Jones, then William Price); 3 messuages formerly one, and gardens in the Abbey Foregate Shrewsbury (formerly Mary Betton, then Nathaniel Betton); and all property of Edward and William Thornes in the townships or parishes of Dovaston, Edgerley, Kynaston, Castle Foregate, Abbey Foregate, Kinnerley, St. Mary, and Holy Cross, which by lease and release of 15 and 16 Oct. 1757 (a) Edward Thornes then of Kynaston gent., and Elinor Thornes of Kinaston widow, his mother and Samuel Thornes of St. Asaph, gent. (b) Margaret Daker of Whettall in the parish of Condover spinster. (c) Richard Jones of Furnivals Inn gent., (d) Edward Milner of Cressage gent., and Thomas Thornes of Argoid gentleman the settlement previous to the marriage of Edward Thornes with Margaret his wife, were limited to the following uses - for confirming a power reserved by 16 Oct. 1757 to Edward Thornes for his life by deed or will to charge the property with sums up to £1,000 for portions for younger children by Margaret, or in default payable to any person he should think proper; subject to this to use of such trusts as Edward and William Thornes during their joint lives should appoint by deeds duly signed and witnessed, or in default of such direction, to use of Edward Thornes for life and after to use of William Thornes his heirs and assigns. Edward and William Thornes are also seized of several freehold and copyhold messuages in the parish and manor of Condover, and in a freehold messuage in Fleet Market, London. Appointment that the property comprised in the lease and release and common recovery shall enure to the uses hereinafter declared. Cons: 10s. Conveyance to Warter and Hayward of all the property described in the lease and release of 8 and 9 May last; and also certain parcels land, Near Lines (10a) 2r 15p), Far Lines (6.2.30), Croggins Yeld (14.3.1.), Croggins Yeld Rough (1.2.29) Little Gorsay leasow and Staunton's meadow (4.3.10), Green Meadow and Long Leasow (4.2.34), a corner out of a certain piece of land of Nicholas Owen Smythe Owen Esq., called Ox Leasow (37p), all in the parish of Condover (heretofore Timothy Cakeley, Edward Langford and Benjamin Wood (now or late Edward Thornes) - these are the lands which were released by Owen and his trustees by lease and release of 21 and 22 Feb. 1792 (i) Nicholas Owen Smythe Owen (ii) John Corbet Esq., and the Rev. Moses Wight clerk (iii) Edward Thornes and William Thornes (iv) Robert Hayward gentleman, in exchange for certain copyhold lands within the manor of Condover; to hold on trust, and the common recovery suffered is also to enure, until the marriage to the uses to which it now stands settled, after the marriage discharged from the power reserved to Edward Thornes for charging the property with any sums of money (which was ratified 9 May last) to use of Edward for his life, trustees during his life to preserve etc, after his death to use of William and his assigns for life, after trustees to preserve etc. then to use of the 1st son (and sons in succession and heirs of their bodies) by Mary Warter, or daughters in equal shares as tenants in common. Edward Thornes may be deed or will charge the property with sums up to £1600 (in full satisfaction for the sum to be raised under the settlement of 16 Oct. 1757. Covenant by Edward and William at a court baron or special court to be held for the manor of Condover to surrender a copyhold messuage and farm called the Green in the township, of Condover (120a) (Edward Thornes) another copyhold messuage called Wheatall and land in the township of Wheatall (120a) (Edward Thornes) another copyhold messuage called the Row, now in 2 dwellings, with the parcels land belonging to it, in Little Ryton (52a) (Edward Thornes, Sarah Phillips widow and Samuel Holford). 5 messuages with gardens etc. at Pidgeon Door in the township of Wheatall and Great Ryton (Benjamin Cope, William Cope, Richard Beberton, Thomas Symonds and Hugh Richards) and lands at the Pigeon Door in the townships of Wheatall and Great Ryton (19a) (same tenants), now Edward Thornes), to hold under present trusts until the marriage, then as to the Green Farm, to use of Edward for his life so far as the copyhold tenure will admit; after his death and as to all other the said copyhold messuages and lands, to use of William and assigns for life as far as the copyhold tenure will admit, and after that Mary if she survive him may receive from this property a rent charge of £40 p.a. clear, with power to distrain and to enter and take the rents etc. if payment is behind; subject to this rent charge, to use of Warter and Hayward for a term of 99 years upon trust and after to use of Warter and Parry for term of 500 years on trust, and subject to this to use of the 1st son of William on Mary and heirs of his body, in default sons in succession and he heirs of their bodies, in default to use of daughters in equal shares as tenants in common. The term of 99 years is limited on trust to secure payment of the £40 annuity by mortgage or sale - when the trust has been discharged the term shall cease and the equity of redemption of the mortgaged premises shall attend the uses before limited to take effect after the 99 year term. The term of 500 years is on trust to raise up to £1200 for portions for younger children and the shares, payable at age 21 or in case of daughters marriage, this shall be considered a vested interest transmissible to executors but payment shall be postponed till 6 months after the death of William, interest in the meantime being paid at £4% from the day of his death, the trustees in the meanwhile allowing the person to whom the immediate reversion belongs to receive the rents over and above the amount needed for the childrens' education and maintenance. Provision in case of children dying under age. No sale or mortgage shall be made to raise portions until they are due. When this trust is performed, the term of 500 years shall determine (as above). Right to make leases reserved, such leases to be made by licence granted by the lord of the manor or his steward. Further consideration 10s. Release to Warter and Hayward of a messuage called the Large House with appurtenances, in Fleet Market in the City of London (Robert Hennel) rent £60, to use of William (after the marriage) and Mary for their lives and the survivor's and to use of trustees to support etc., after to use of Warter and Parry for term of 400 years, subject to this, to use of 1st and other sons in succession and heirs of their bodies or daughters as tenants in common, in default, to use of such persons as Mary Warter shall appoint by will, in default to use of Mary Warter her heirs and assigns. Provision made for Mary shall be in lieu of all jointure or dower. The term of 400 years is limited on trust that in case there shall be younger children (in addition to an eldest son) Warter and Parry by sale or mortgage shall raise £600 for additional portions, to be paid as the other portions, after which the term shall cease. William during his life or Mary after his death may lease the premises for the best rent that can reasonably be had, without taking any fine. They may exchange or sell any part of the property. Money from such a sale shall be vested in the trustees Warter and Hayward and the property sold be discharged from the trusts, so far as they shall not have been executed, but subject to any leases made pursuant to the power here given. The trustees shall invest the proceeds in purchase of land in England or Wales, to be settled on the same trusts, or they may buy real or government securities and appoy the dividends to the same purposes as the rents. In case any other property shall vest in Mary during her couverture, William and Mary shall within 1 month settle it to the same uses, as further security for payment of the annual or other sums directed to be raised. This shall also apply to legacies or personal estate, which shall be assigned to the trustees on trust to pay the proceeds to Mary during her life, after the capital to be equally divided among children at age 21 or in case of daughters day of marriage. Provision in case of children dying under age. If there are no children or if all die before the portions become payable, then if Mary survive her husband, the money shall from his decease be in trust for her and her executors administrators and assigns. If she die in his lifetime, then after his death to such purposes as Mary shall direct by will, in default of direction, in trust for her executors and administrators as part of her personal estate. Warranty: Covenant that the estate is not encumbered, and for further assurance. Signatures of Edward Thornes, William Thornes, Jos: Warter, Mary Warter, John Warter, Robert Hayward, Joseph Warter, John Parry. Witnesses: William Coupland of Shrewsbury attorney, James Reynish, John Burd, Thomas Hamilton of Shrewsbury taylor.

Will and settlement on it of Edward Thornes of Wheatall 1813-19  [no ref. or date]

Copy of the will and codicils of Edward Thornes, gentleman, of Wheatall in the parish of Condover.  867/167  3 November 1813-16

Contents:
On the marriage of his late son William Thornes he settled several freehold and copyhold estates in Salop which on his son's death without issue descended to Edward's 4 daughters and Edward has purchased and become entitled to other estates in the County; he devises all the copyhold estates in Wheatall and Great-Writen in the Manor of Condover called Wheatall the Row and Pidgeon Door to his eldest daughter Frances Hayward and her heirs forever; and he bequeathes to her £1,000 to be paid to her within 12 calendar months after his decease with interest; he devises the messuage tenement and farm called the Green Farm with the lands belonging and now occupied with it in Condover now or late in the occupation of William Wood and the messuage with garden belonging in Meole-Brace alias Brace-Meole in the occupation of Mrs. Peters to his second daughter Margaret Parry, widow and her heirs forever; and he bequeathes to her £1,000 payable within 12 months of his death with interest; he devises the messuage, tenement and farm with the lands belonging at Edgerley in the parish of Kynnerley, now or late in the occupation of Thomas Price of the Commerry Boat and his three messuages in Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury to his third daughter Elinor Rogers, widow and her heirs forever; he bequeathes £2,000 to her to be paid within 12 months of his death with interest; he devises the messuage, tenement, and farm with the lands belonging in Kinnerley, Dovaston and Edgerley in the parish of Kinnerley and now or late in the occupation of Edward Rogers and his other messuage, tenement and farm with the lands belonging at Kinaston now or late in the possession of John Davies and his messuage or dwellinghouse with the malthouse and other appurtenances in the Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury now or late in the occupation of Thomas France to his youngest daughter Charlotte Thornes, and her heirs forever; and he bequeathes to her £1,000 to be paid in 12 months of his death with interest. He bequeathes to his executors out of his personal estate £5 to be paid by them to the Church Wardens of the parish of Condover to be divided by them among such of the poor persons as they shall think fit; he gives to his executors out of his personal estate £5 to be paid by them to the Church Wardens of the parish of Kinnerley to be divided among the poor as they think fit; and he directs that the 2 last mentioned legacies shall be divided on the Sunday after his funeral; and the rest of his real and personal estate and effects he gives (subject to the payment of his debts, legacies, funeral and testamentary expenses) to his 4 daughters equally to be divided between them as tenants in common; he directs that his daughters shall within 3 months after his death enter into and execute all his necessary conveyances and surrenders for carrying into effect this will; and he declares that in case either of his daughters shall within 6 months of his death upon being applied to for that purpose refuse or neglect to comply therewith shall be debarred from his pecuniary legacy and the same shall go; and he gives the same unto such of his children as shall comply therewith equally; and to such of his daughters refusing he gives only 5/- in lieu of all claims under his will; and whereas some small part of his settlement property he has sold and disposed of and given his bonds or covenants of indemnity on the occasion but he has purchased other estates of much greater value; now he further directs that if his eldest daughter or any or either of his other daughters shall make and prosecute any exclusive claim to such by him sold or disposed of and shall not on application so to do assure and convey to the purchasers such parts and all their right and interest therein, then such daughter refusing shall cease to have any bequest from him under the will; and he gives the share of such among his other children; and whereas he consider himself upon the settlement made upon his marriage entitled to call up £1,000; now directs that the same shall not be called up but sink in the estate made liable thereto for the person entitled to such estate under his will; and he appoints his nephew the Rev. Robert Hesketh and his grandson John Parry and George Hayward executors of his will. Witnesses to signature and sealing by Edward Thornes: Robt. Pemberton, Wm Coupland, Thos Farmer Dukes. 16 September 1816. Codicil - he revokes the appointment of the Rev. Robt. Hesketh as one of his executors on account of his living so far from Edward, and desires that 2 said grandson act alone. Witness: Tho Salt. 2nd Codicil of same date. Recital of his bequests to his daughters conditionable on their complying with his request; now for explaining his intention in the conditional clause, he declares that the several real estates, pecuniary legacies and shares of the residue of his real and personal estate, by his will given to his daughters are given on the condition that each of his 4 daughters and her husband if she is married, or her heirs if she is dead, shall at any time, if so requested by any other of his daughters of their heirs so to do within 2 years from his death, make and give to such other(s) of his daughters requiring the same at the expense of the persons requiring the same all such reasonable surrenders, conveyances and assurances necessary or proper for ratisfying and confirming the disposition he has directed in his will of the real estates and he directs that if any one or more of his daughters or her husband or heirs fails, neglects or refuses to make such surrenders etc. by 3 months after such request, he revokes every devise, legacey and bequest by his will or codicil made to such daughter; and he devises the real estates and pecuniary legacies and the share of the residue of his real and personal estates given to such daughter who, or whose husband refuses, to the other daughters complying; to the daughter failing to comply he gives 5/- Witnesses to his signature and sealing: Thos Farmer Dukes, Thos Salt, John Price. Docketed: Copy of the Will of the late Edward Thornes Esq., of Wheatall in the County of Salop. 4 sheets of paper.

[no title]  867/168  16 July 1819

Contents:
(1) Edward Thornes of the Mount near Shrewsbury. (2) Elinor Rogers Covenant to produce the deeds. Recital of will of Edward Thornes late of Wheatall in the parish of Condover gent. decd. dated 1813 and of lease and release 14 and 15 July inst Rob? gent., and Francis his wife Margaret Parry widow. (4) Edward Thornes and Charlotte his wife. (5) John Parry gent. and ......esq., Release of property in Edgerley in the parish of Kinnerley; and 3...... and a messuage and land in Kynaston, Dovaston and Edgerley, [and Shrewsbury] Covenant for production of title deeds in Shrewsbury property (see endorsement) and schedule of deeds. Signature of Edward Thornes. Witnesses: Mrs Thomas Salt

Copy deed of covenant for the production of title deeds  867/169  16 July 1819

3 pages.

Contents:
(1) Edward Thornes, Esq., of the Mount, Mr. Shrewsbury.
(2) Margaret Parry of Hinton, widow.
Whereas by the will of Edward Thornes, late of Wheatll in the parish of Condover, gentleman, deceased of 3 December 1813, and a surrender made at a court for the Manor of Condover on 26 February last and an admittance granted at the same court and the lease and fine after recited the copyhold or customary messuage and farm called the Green with the lands belonging in the township of Condover then or late in the occupation of William Wood and now vested in Margaret Parry and her heirs as part of the hereditaments for an estate in fee simple and as to the residue thereof at the will of the lord according to the custom of the Manor of Condover. Whereas under the will of Ed.Thornes and the lease and release executed in pursuance thereof and for carrying the same into effect of 14 & 15 July instant, the release being made between Robert Hayward, gentleman and Frances his wife (1) Margaret Parry (2) Elinor Rogers, widow (3) the said Edward Thornes and Charlotte his wife (4) John Parry, gentleman and George Hayward gentleman (5) and WilliamPrissick, Esq., (6) and of a fine levied in pursuance of a covenant therein the messuage and farm with the lands belonging in Kinaston, Dovaston and Edgerley, in the parish of Kinnerley lately occupied by Edward Rogers; and the other messuage and farm with the lands belonging at Kinaston lately in the possession of John Davies; and the messuage with the malthouse belonging in Castle [...] Shrewsbury lately occupied by Thomas Franks, were conveyed to such uses as Edward Thornes party hereto and Charlotte his wife during their joint lives shall direct, and in default of such direction to such uses as the survivor of them shall appoint, and in default of any such appointment to the use of Edward Thornes for his life with remainder to the use of Charlotte and her heirs for ever. Whereas the several deeds, papers and writings mentioned in the schedule hereunto written and which are now in the possession of Edward Thornes relate to as well the freehold hereditaments conveyed to Thornes as also to the title of the freehold and copyhold hereditaments so vested in Margaret Parry; and it has been mutually agreed between the said Thornes and Margaret that he shall retain the deeds and papers upon his entering a covenant for the production thereof to Margaret; Now Edward Thornes covenants with Margaret that the said Edward Thornes and Charlotte his wife and their heirs (unless prevented by fire or some other inevitable accident) shall on every reasonable request in writing and at the cost of Margaret produce in England and not elsewhere to Margaret or her attorney or agent or before any court the deeds and papers for proof of title; and that Edward & Charlotte shall not wilfully deface, annul, obliterate or injure the deeds but preserve them with care, and will whenever required deliver at the costs of the persons requiring the same copies of all or any of the documents for the use of Margaret, permitting the copies to be compared with the originals.
SCHEDULE
15 & 16 October 1757 Lease and release, Edward Thornes gent, Elinor Thornes, widow and Samuel Thornes, gent (1) Margaret Daker, spinster (2) Richard Jones, gentleman (3) Edward Milner, gentleman and Thomas Thornes, gentleman (4) 2 & 3 July 1795 Lease and release Edward Thornes (1) Wm. Thornes, gentleman (2) Joseph Warter, gentleman and Mary Warter, spinster (3) the Rev. John Warter, clerk and Robert Hayward, gentleman (4) Joseph Warter jnr. gentleman and John Parry gentleman (5).
3 November 1813 16 September 1816 Probate copy of the will and codicils of the said Edward Thorne.

Copy deed of covenant for the Production of Title Deeds relating to Copyhold Estate in the Parish of Condover.  867/170  16 July 1819

Contents:
(1) Edward Thomas of the Mount, Shrewsbury, Esq.
(2) Robert Hayward of Walford House, Salop, gent. Francis Hayward his wife.
Whereas under the will of Ed. Thornes late of Wheatall, gent. of 3 December 1813 and of several surrenders made in pursuance thereof and admittances thereupon granted at a court Baron held for the Manor of Condover 26 February last the copyhold messuage and farm in Wheatall with the land belonging in Wheatall, 120 acres, heretofore in the holding of Isaac Jones and the said Edward Thornes (testator) and then of Thomas Hammonds; and the other copyhold messuage called the Row then in two dwellings with several pieces of land belonging in the township of Little Ryton of 52 acres heretofore in the occupation of Isaac Jones and Wm. Haywood and then of Geeri Overton and 5 other messuages with gardens and lands belonging at Pidgeon Door in Wheatall and Great Ryton then late in the several occupations of Thos. Symonds, Benjamin Cope, Richard Barratt and Thos. Symonds, jnr. and then or then late of Rd. Barratt, Wm. Allford, Mary Symonds, Elizabeth Jones and Mary Matthews; and the several pieces of land at Pidgeon Door in Wheatall and Great Ryton, 19 acres, theretofore in the occupation of Isaac Jones, then of now vested in Francis Hayward and her customary heirs forever; and whereas under the will of Edw. Thornes, deceased and of a lease and release made 14 & 15 July inst. between Robert Hayward and Francis (1) Margaret Parry, widow (2) Elinor Rogers, widow (3) the said Edward Thornes (party) and Charlotte his wife (4) John Parry, gent and Geo. Hayward, gent (5) Wm.Prissick, Esq. (6). and by virtue of a fine levied in pursuance of a covenant therein contained the messuage and farm with lands belonging in Kynaston, Dovaston and Edgerely lately in the occupation of Edward Rogers; and the other messuage and farm with lands at Kynaston lately in the occupation of John Davies; and the messuage or dwellinghouse with the malthouse belonging in Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury lately in the possession of Thos. Franks were conveyed to such uses as Edward Thornes and Charlotte his wife during their joint lives should direct and in default of appointment to such uses as the survivor of them should appoint and in default of such to the use of the use of Edw. (party) and on his death to his wife, Charelotte and her heirs forever; whereas the several deeds and writing in the schedule are in the possession of Edward Thornes, party hereto, relating to the title of the freehold hereditaments conveyed to Edward and to the title to the copyhold property surrendered and vested in Fras. Hayward and were by Robert Hayward and Francis his wife given up to Edward Thornes party hereto on condition that he should enter into the covenant hereinafter contained; now in pursuance of the agreement Edward Thornes promises the Hayward that he or Charlotte will at all times on every reasonable request in writing and at the cost of the Haywards produce in England to the Haywards and the heirs and assigns of Fras. attornies, agents, etc. or before any court the several deeds and writings in the schedule in support of the title, and the Thornes promise not to deface nor in any way injure the records, but preserve them with proper care; and the Thornes on request at the costs of the persons requiring, give copies of the deeds for the use of the Haywards permitting such copies to be examined with the originals.
Schedule
15 & 16 October, 1757 Lease and release between Edward Thornes gent and Elinor Thornes, widow and Samuel Thornes, gent (1), Margaret Daker spinster (2), Richard Jones, gent (3) Edward Milner, gent and Thos. Thornes, gent (4).
2 & 3 July, 1795 Lease and release between Edw. Thornes, gent (1) Wm. Thornes, gent, only son and heir apparent of Edw. Joseph Carter jnr. sent Mary Carter [...] to (3) the Rev. Jno Carter clerk a said Rector Hayward (4) Joseph Carter, jnr. gent and Jno Parry, gent (5).
3 December 1819 & 16 September 1816. Probate copy of the will and codicils of Edward Thornes.
Docketed on dorse: Dated 16th July 1819. Copy deed of Covenant for the Production of Title Deeds relating to Copyhold Estate in the Parish of Condover. Mr. Edward Thornes to Mr. Robert Hayward and wife.
5 sheets of paper.

Trusteeship Papers  [no ref. or date]

Trusteeship by Edward Thornes of Wheatall in 1814  [no ref. or date]

Declaration of Trust.  867/171  14th June 1814

Paper.

Contents:
Norbury, Wentnor, Donnington & Albrighton
(1) Edward Thornes of Wheatall, Condover, gentleman.
(2) Samuel Jeffreys of Sutton, Salop, gentleman.
Whereas by assignment of mortgage of equal date herewith between the Rev. James Corne of Shrewsbury, clerk (1) John Stanier of St. James's, near Bridgnorth, Esq. (2) and Edward Thornes (3), in consideration of £700 to Stanier from Thornes and of 10/- to Corne from Thornes, Corne at the request of Stanier assigned and Stanier confirmed to Thornes the messuage with the lands belonging in Asterton in the parish of Norbury heretofore in the tenure of Richard Cox at the yearly rent of £24, the messuage and lands belonging in Asterton heretofore in the tenure of John Marston at the yearly rent of £21; the messuage with lands belonging in Asterton heretofore in the tenure of Thomas Beddoes at the yearly rent of £11; 2 messuages with lands in the vill or township of Englandsheld and Adston Whitcoat and Kinnerton in the parish of Wentnor late in the tenure of Austin Jones at the yearly rent of £40; which several messuages and lands were by lease and release of 23 & 24 October 1789 slanted by mortgage by Stanier to Mary Jones and Ann Jones of Shrewsbury, spinsters, both since deceased and their heirs for security to the Rev. John Wingfield of Shrewsbury, Clerk as the executor and residuary legatee of Mary & Ann Jones; and the messuages with the land belonging in the parish of Donnington and Albrighton being 662 acres 3 roods 59 perches, and late in the tenure of Mr. Christopher Dickenson, John Wheeler and the said John Stanier, with the rights, members and appurtenances belonging, and the reversion and rents of the premises to hold to Thornes for the rest of a term of 1,000 years subject to a proviso for redemption on payment by Stanier of £700 with interest; whereas £300 part of the £700 was and is the property money of Samuel Jeffreys, now Thornes declares that the said sum of £300 is the proper money of Jeffreys and Thornes's names as to the sum is only made use of in trust for Jeffreys and therefore Thornes covenants that he shall stand possessed of the security and premises for securing the repayment of the £300 with interest at 5% p.a. to Jeffreys as the remaining part of the £700 to Thornes; and Thornes shall not assign the mortgaged premises or discharge the indenture or monies secured until the £300 and interest is paid to Jeffreys; and that Thornes will call up the £300 secured for Jeffreys and interest due on 6 months' notice to be given by Jeffreys to Thornes.
Signed and sealed: Edward Thornes.
Witness: Jn Crutchlo.
Endorsement: N.B. the within sum of £300 was advanced by Mr. Jeffreys on 2 September 1813 and int. has been regularly paid from that time up to the 2 March 1814.
28 September 1814 receipt of half a year's int. due 2 inst. £6.15s. signed: Samuel Jeffreys.
1 April 1815 Receipt of £300 with interest £7.17s. 2d. on account of Mr. Samuel Jeffreys, Signed: Jos. Wigley for Scott, Burton & Co.
28 June 1815 the above sum of £7.17s. 2d. was repaid Mr.Thornes and also interest on the £300 and on the £400 up to 14 June instant. Signed: Ed.Thornes.
Docketed: Dated 14th June 1814.
Mr. Edward Thornes to Mr. Samuel Jeffreys Declaration of Trust.
Applied seal.

THORNES OF KIMBERLEY AND ARGOED (previously of Kynaston)  [no ref. or date]

DEEDS. WILLS AND LEASES  [no ref. or date]

A close called Kay Tanglust du and a capital messuage in Argoed bought by Thomas Thornes of Kinaston from John Edwards in 1661 and settled in 1689.  [no ref. or date]

Feoffment in a close called Kay Tanglust du now divided into 3 parts (30a) (Edward Jones) in the township of Kinnerley and Argoid, in length from the Cockshuttfield to a common called Gwerneyshire and in breadth between land of Hugh Morris gent and Edward Jones, with mortgage proviso.  867/172  1 October 1652

Contents:
1. Edward Jones of Argoyd gent and John Jones his son and heir.
2. John Griffithes the elder of Sanford Hall, husbandman.
Consideration: £60
Covenant that the property is not encumbered etc.
Signatures of Edward Jones and John Jones.
Witnesses to sealing and livery of seizin: John Clerke (mark), John Griffithes the younger, Robert Griffithes (mark), John Edwards.

Lease for five months of a close called Kay Tanglust du, now divided into three parts (30a) (John Griffithes) in the township of Kinnerley and Argoyd, extending in length from a field called the Cockshuttfield to a common called Gwerneyshire in breadth between lands of Hugh Morris gent and of Edward Jones in Argoyd.  867/173  5 November 1659

Contents:
1. John Griffithes snr. late of Sandford Hall, Col Salop, husbandman.
2. John Edwards of Knockin, gentleman.
Witnesses: George Griffithes, John Trystram (mark), Edward Thomas, Edwarde Prees.

Feoffment in a messuage in Argoyd in the parish of Kinnerley (late Edward Jones and John Jones, gent, now John Edwards) with appurtenances and closes called Kae yr Skybor Kae Madocke Vaughan now divided into two parcels, (Kae ap Deveth? otherwise Kae Newidd, now divided into two parcels), Kae Tanglist du, now into three parcels divided (Gwerglodd Griffith Lloyd* into two parcels divided and Kae yr gellie and the house thereupon) in the township of Argoyd and Kinnerley and property which John Edwards purchased from Edward Jones and John Jones and from William Francke, John Francke and John Griffiths.  867/174  24 January 13 Charles II (1661)

Contents:
(In bad condition - see transcript in Ms B p.51)
1. John Edwards of Knockin, gent, and Dority his wife.
2. Thomas Thornes of Kinaston, gent.
Consideration £300 paid and £340 secured by bonds to be paid.
Warrant and covenant for good title. Thomas Thornes covenants that if his title is questioned at any time, he shall return to Edwards the deeds now handed over, for the defence of the title until the trial, and especially the original deed of feoffment by Edward and John Jones and others to John Edwards, dated 21 May 12 Charles II, and the chirograph of the fine and exemplification of the recovery levied and suffered in pursuance of the said feoffment, and the deed of intayle made by Sina Jones, widow, and by Edward Jones in consideration of his marriage with Elizabeth his now wife, 3 November 17 Charles I.
Signatures of John Edwards, Dorothy Edwardes.
Witnesses to sealing and livery of seizin of the capital messuage: Richard Payne, Edward Jones, Edward Thornes, Edward Heylyn, William Payne (mark), Hom: Davies.

Thomas Thornes gent plt. John Edwards gent and Dorothy his wife, deforciants. Chirograph of final concord on 2 messuages, 2 gardens, 20 acres land, 14 acres meadow, 20 acres pasture and 6 acres heath and furze in Argoyd and Kinnerley - £100.  867/175  Month after Easter 14 Charles II (1662)

Lease and release by way of settlement of a capital messuage in Argoed (Thomas Thornes) with all appurtenances which he purchased of John Edwards.  867/176-177  26 and 27 August 1689

Contents:
1. Thomas Thornes of Argoed gent
2. Andrew Thornes of Elgerley gent and Thomas Rogers of Argoed gent.
To hold in trust to use of Thomas Thornes for his wife, after his death to the use of Thomas Thornes the younger his son and heir, for life after the determination of that estate, to use of the trustees during life of Thomas Thornes the younger to preserve etc. but in trust for him, after his death to use of his eldest son and heir of his body and of sons in succession, in default to use of the 1st daughter and heirs of her body, or daughters successively and not jointly, in default to use of Catherine wife of John Davies of Melverley, yeoman, for her life, after to use of David Davies 2nd son of Catherine and John, for life, after to use of his 1st son and heirs of his body, or any other son in succession, or for want of sons, his first daughter and heirs of her body or daughters in succession, in default to othersons of Catherine Davies in succession and the heirs of their bodies or daughters in succession and the heirs of their bodies; in default to use of Samuel Thornes eldest son of Thomas Thornes late of Oswestry baker deceased for his life and his right heirs. If Thomas Thornes the younger die leaving two or more daughters then the trustees may raise £200 for their use in equal shares, or if one daughter, £200 for her sole benefit. Mark of Thomas Thornes, senior.
Witnesses: John Griffis, Edward Corbett, Arthur Hanmer.

A close called Kae yr Vallen and other land in Kynnerley and Argoed bought by Thomas Thornes of Kynaston in 1669.  [no ref. or date]

Release  867/178  (16 September) 21 Charles II (1669)

Contents:
1. (Richard Williams of Edgerley, yeoman)
Thomas Geno of Edgerley, yeoman and Robert Geno his son and heir.
2. Thomas Thornes of Kynaston gent.
Consideration (£80).
Release of a close (called Kae yr Vallen) lying in breadth between land late of Thomas Payne gent and a certain lane (1a) (2 parcels) in Maes y Pompreuni, one lying in breadth between lands of Edward Payne clerk and lands of John Rogers (1a); 3 parcels in Maes y Ruddwern, one in breadth between lands late of Thomas Payne and lands of Richard Payne (½a), the second between land of Edward Jones gent and lands of Richard Payne (1a), the 3rd in breadth between lands late of Thomas Payne and lands of Richard Sommerfield gent (½a), 4 parcels in Maes y Llan, the first in breadth between lands late of Thomas Payne and land of Edward Jones (½a), the 2nd between lands late of Thomas Payne and land of Richard Payne (1a), the 3rd between land of Richard Sommerfield and land of Edward Lloyd, gent (½a), the 4th in breadth between lands of Richard Payne on both sides (½a); 3 parcels in Maes y Cockshutt, 1st in breadth between lands of John Rogers and land of Edward Lloyd (1a), 2nd between lands of Edward Lloyd and Richard Payne (½a); 2 parcels in Maes y Llanerch, 1st in breadth between lands late of Thomas Payne and lands of John Rogers (½a), 2nd, one moiety between lands of Richard Payne and lands of Richard Summerfield (½a), all in Kinnerley and Argoyd. Warranty. Covenant for quiet possession. Richard Williams and Jane his wife, Thomas Geno and Robert Geno covenant to make any further assurance necessary. Signature of Richard Williams, marks of Thomas and Robert Geno Witnesses to sealing and to livery of seizin of land in Maes y Llan: Edward (Thornes), William (Wilde), mark of Morris ap (Evan), (John Morris, Jo: Gethin).
(Note in pencil - This deed belongs to Heathwen).

2 inclosures called Kay Ockes and Kay Thenog in Argoed bought by Thomas Thornes of Argoed in 1672  [no ref. or date]

Feoffment in 2 inclosures of land joining together called Kay Ockes and Kay Thenog, in Argoyd in the township of Kynnerley (Martha Vaughan), in breadth between land of Thomas Payne and Edward Jones, and in length Kay Thenog extends from Kay Ockes at one end to a certain common field of Kynnerley called Maes yr hithwerne at the other end.  867/179  2 September 14 Charles II (1662)

Contents:
1. Edward Jones of Kynaston gent and Katherine Jones of same widow, his mother.
2. Martha Vaughan of Haughton in the Eleven Towns, spinster.
Consideration: £55
Warranty. Covenants as to good title, quiet possession, further assurance.
Signature of Edward Jones, mark of Katherine.
Witnesses: Thomas Thornes (mark), Thomas Basnet, Thomas Vaughan (mark), John Gittins, Peter Basnett (mark)
Seal tag cut from contemporary documents relating to Phillipp Lyth and Ellen his wife.
Note about this document -(copied Ms.B pp 139-143)

Feoffment in 2 inclosures, land, meadow and pasture ground, one called Cay Ockes and the other Cay Thenog in Argoed within the township of Kinerley, sometimes the lands of Edward Jones of Kinaston gentleman, now in tenure of Martha, lying in breadth between lands of Thomas Payne on one side and Edward Jones on the other, and extending in length from a meadow of Edward Jones unto a certain common field belonging to Kinnerley called Mays yr Hythwerne.  867/180  2 May 1670

Contents:
1. Martha Vaughan of Haughton in the Eleven Townes, spinster
2. John Vaughan of Haughton, yeoman, her father.
Consideration: a competent marriage portion.
Mark of Martha Vaughan
Witnesses: Thomas Prichard, Thomas Madox (mark), John Prichard (mark), Thomas Bowen.

Lease and release of 2 enclosures of meadow and pasture adjoining together, called Cay Ockes and Cay Thenog, in Argoid in the township of Kinnereley  867/181 & 182  24 & 25 September 1672

Contents:
1. Edward Jones of Kinaston gent, Katherine Jones of Kinaston widow, his mother, John Jones and Thomas Jones both of Kinaston, gentleman, 2 of the brothers of Edward, and John Vaughan of Haughton in the Eleaven Towns, yeoman.
2. Thomas Thornes of Argoed gentleman.
Consideration: £90
Warranty. Covenants as to good title, further assurance within 7 years within the County of Salop.
Signatures of Edward Jones, marks of Katherine Jones, John Jones, Thomas Jones, John Vaughan.
Witnesses: Edward Meryden, Simon Hanmer, Andrew Thornes, Edward Davies, John Benyon, Edward Spencer, Edward Williams (mark), James Hanmer.

Bond in £200 for performance of covenants.  867/183  25 September 1672

Contents:
1. Edward Jones of Kinaston gent, Katherine Jones of Kinaston, widow, his mother, John Jones of Kinaston, gent, Thomas Jones of Kinaston, gent, brothers of Edward Jones; and John (Vaughan of) Haughton in the Eleaven Towns, gent.
2. Thomas Thornes of Argoed gent.
Signature of Edward Jones, marks of Katherine Jones, John Jones, Thomas Jones and John Vaughan.
Witnesses: Edward Meryden, Edward Davies, Simon Hanmer, Andrew Thornes, John Benyon, Edward Spencer, Edward Williams (mark), James Hanmer.

A close called Gwerglodd Griffith Lloyd in Argoed bought by Thomas Thornes in 1661  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See 867/174

Feoffment in a parcel of meadow called Gwerglodd Griffith Lloyd heretofore mortgaged to Mr John Francke, situate in Argoyd, extending in length from part inclosed lately mortgaged to the said Mr John Francke and lands of the said Edward Jones and the lands of Richard Payne, to be held by William Francke of the chief lord, payment for a term of 6 years to Edward and John Jones of a yearly rent of 6d, according to a proviso.  867/184a  18 June 1657

Contents:
1. Edward Jones of Argoid gent and John Jones his son and heir.
2. William Francke of Brasemeel yeoman.
Consideration: £50
Mortgage proviso.
Signatures of Edward Jones and John Jones.
Witnesses: John Smalman, John Smalman junior, Edward Smalman, Gruffith ap Thomas, Owen Edwards.

Chirograph of final concord  867/184b  15 Days of Easter 1658

Contents:
William Francke and John Francke plts.
Edward Jones, gent, and Elizabeth his wife and John Jones, son and heir, deforciants.
Final concord on one messuage, one garden, three acres land, 12 acres meadow, one acre pasture in Argoyd. £60

Final concord  867/185  Quindene of Trinity 12 Charles II (1660)

Contents:
John Edwards gent, plt.
Edward Jones, gent and Elizabeth his wife, John Jones, gent, and Dorothy his wife, George Iveson and Elizabeth his wife and Elizabeth Iveson, widow, deforciants.
Final concord on 5 messuages, 4 gardens, 3 orchards, 50 acres of land, 20 acres meadow, 40 acres pasture, 6 acres land and common of pasture in Argoyd, Kynnerley, Osbaston otherwise Treosburne and Maesbrooke otherwise Maisbrooke - £100

Gwenglodd Kae Ockas in Argoed bought by Thomas Thornes in 1674  867/186-8  [n.d.]


Related information: See 867/174 [...] conveyance to Thomas Thornes 1661

Feoffment in a close called Gwerglodd Kae Ockas in Argoid (4a) (meadow), extending in length from a house of Edward Jones (Humfrey Owen) to a parcel of meadow ground of John Payne jnr., gent, in breadth between a common called Rhyddwerne to lands of Edward Jones (John Rogers gent).  867/186  14 September 1674

Contents:
1. Grissell Francke of Brace Meele widow
2. Edward Jones of Kynaston gentleman
Consideration: £20
Warranty. Covenant for quiet possession and good title.
Signature of Grissell Franck
Witnesses: Edward Beavans (mark), Edward Davies (mark), Abraham Austin, Richard Basnett.

Feoffment in a close or parcel of meadow ground called Gwerclodd Kay Ockas in Argoed (4a) (Edward Jones), extending from a parcel called the Hopyard at one end to a parcel of meadow of John Payne gent, and in breadth between a common called the Rhyddwerne on one side and lands of Thomas Thornes at the other.  867/188  2 October 1674

Contents:
1. Edward Jones of Kynaston gent and Katherine Jones of Kynaston widow.
2. Thomas Thornes of Argoed gent.
Consideration: £40.
Warranty: Covenant as to good title, and for further assurance before 1 April next and thereafter during a term of 10 years.
Signature of Edward Jones, mark of Katherine Jones.
Witnesses: John Payne, Humphrey Clarke, Foulke Loyd (mark) Edward Davies.

Bond in £80 for performance of covenants in indentures of even date.  867/189  2 October 1674

Contents:
1. Edward Jones of Kynaston gent and Katherine Jones of Kynaston widow.
2. Thomas Thornes of Argoed gent.
Signature of Edward Jones, mark of Katherine Jones.
Witnesses: John Payne, Foulke Loyd (mark), Edward Davies.

Closes called Cay Newith. Cae Scott and the Brockests in Edgerley and land in the common fields of Kinnerley and Argoed, owned by the Thornes of Argoed by 1692, and settled 1712  [no ref. or date]

Administration of goods with the will annexed of Edward Payne clerk, late Vicar of Kynerley deceased, granted to Anne Payne his widow; the executor appointed, the testator's daughter Elizabeth, being a minor.  867/190  27 May 1671

Contents:
Will (ND) attached of Edward Payne of Edgerley, Vicar of Kynerley, being sick in body. He wills to be buried in the parish church of Kynerley at the direction of his friends. He gives his son-in-law Andrew Thornes gent. and his own daughter Mary, Thorne's wife, and their heirs, the messuage which the testator now inhabits and all the lands and hereditaments belonging to it which he purchased of Richard Somerfield gent. and others, except part of Kae Scott, to the same uses as are laid down in articles indented made between (1) the testator and Anne Geno widow his mother-in-law (2) Andrew Thornes. Date 10 February last. If Andrew Thornes will not within 3 months of the testator's death convey all hismessuage and land except hismeadow called Gwerglodd-y-bont hene to the uses mentioned in the articles, he having sufficient notice of this will, then this devise shall be void. The testator gives a younger daughter Elizabeth Payne and her heirs all his part of Kae Scott and 2 inclosures which he purchased of John Clarke and others, to uses mentioned in the articles. The testator covenanted in the Articles to give Andrew Thornes household goods to the value of £20, and he wills that a silver tanker and 6 silver spoons now in his own possession shall be part of the said £20, and the rest be made up of other household goods and beds, bedding, brass powter or other utensils according as Andrew shall think best for his behoof, at the discretion of the testator's wife and the approbation of the overseers of this will, provided that the whole do nor "farr or much exceed the full some aforesaid". The remainder of the household goods shall be prized by indifferent men with the approbation of the overseers and as neare to the full value as may be thought fitt, and 2 parts be for the testator's younger daughter Elizabeth, the 3rd part for the testator's wife. The testator is in debt by bond to John Vaughan of Haughton in £28 wherein the testator's brother Richard Payne is also bound as surety. This is to be discharged out of the testator's stock of cattle, horses, and sheep, the same first prized to the full value or thereabouts, and the overplus of the cattle horses and sheep he gives to his younger daughter Elizabeth, provided that if his wife has occasion to use the said overplus of the stock and will secure to maintain the said Elizabeth in (meat and) drink, lodging, and apparell according to her quality until she attain the age of 18, then his wife shall enjoy the surplus till that time, giving security to pay the full rate of the remaynder of the stocke at the time aforesaid to Elizabeth. The testator bequeaths to Elizabeth Geno and Margaret Geno spinsters "being now in family with mee" 20s. equally divided between them. He gives to every other servant now in family with him 5s. besides their ordinary wages. He gives his cozen John Gethin the elder of Masbrooke 20s. to buy him a ring. He appoints his younger daughter Elizabeth sole executrix, and John Gethin aforesaid, John Thomas of Kinton the testator's brother-in-law, and the testator's own brother Richard Payne of Dovaston to be overseers, desiring them to see this will performed and "chiefly that they will have a care that my said younger daughter Elizabeth shall receive now wrong by anyone; Ane thus I haue done with the world, The Lord, prepare me more and more for my Change that I may be ready whensoever it shall please him to call for mee".

[no title or date]  867/191

Contents:
Temp. Anne.
(part only of the document).
1. (William Thomas) of Hopton - - -
2. - - - - - - - of Broniarth.
Edward Davies of Wiekey in the parish of - - - - Lease of possession. Consideration 5/- paid by - - - - - Davies and Ed- - - -. A toft and land in a meadow in Eadgerley called Wierglodd - - - and - - - - in Eadgerley called Roft - - - -.
Signature of William Thomas.
Witnesses: Edward Franck - - - - Arthur Hanmer, Edward (?) Davies.

LEASE & RELEASE  867/192-194  1 & 2 May 1712

Contents:
1. Andrew Thornes of Edgerley gent, Mary his now wife, Mary Thornes spinster of Edgerley daughter and heire apparent of Andrew and Mary, Thomas Thornes of Argoyd gent.John Byrch of Melverley yeoman and William Kynaston of Ryton gent.
2. Robert Savage of Chancery Lane, London gent and Ralph Leeke of Stapele Inn, London gent.
3. Thomas Clapham of Kynnerley clerk.
4. Edward Davies of Sandford gent and William Thomas of Horton yeoman.
Consideration: £286 their proper debt to John Byrch (of which £50 belonged to Thomas Thornes, £38 to Edward Davies, £148 to William Thomas); and in consideration of £128 paid and secured to be paid by Byrch to Andrew, his wife and daughter and to dock entail.
Lease and Release of a toft and scite of a messuage in Edgerley (wherein Roger Genoe did lately inhabit) garden, orchard, folds, yards, void land and the land and ground that the messuage and other buildings now or lately stood upon; and closes called the Barnyard, the leasow by the house (3a) meadow in Wierglodd Symons in Edgerley (3a), inclosure called Roft a Turkey (4a) adjoining to Mr. Clapham's land and land of David Davies; 1 furlong and part of a butt of land in Edgerley in a field called the grodir (3 old strikes seedness), turbary moss and moore in Edgerley in a place called Edgerley Moore (3a), a close in Edgerby called Cay newith (8a), 3 closes in Edgerley called Cae Scott and ye Brockets, 2 several furlongs or parcels of land in a common field called the Cockshutt field, 2 several furlongs or parcels in a common field called the Hithwern field, 1 furlong or ridge of land arable in a common field called Kynerley field, 2 several furlongs or parcels arable and an headland of ground in a common field called the Banke field (the common fields called Cockshutt, Hithwerne, Kynnerley and Bankfield are lying and being in the township of Kynnerley and Argiod and the land in them contains by estimation 10 strikesseedness); and also 3 several furlongs or parcels in Dovaston in a common field called the Belan field, 1 furlong or ridge arable in Dovaston in a common field called the Belan field, 1 furlong or ridge arable in Dovaston in a common field called the little field 1 furlong or ridge arable in Dovaston in a common field called the Heathfield, all in Dovaston and by estimation 10 strikes seedness. The object of this is to make Savage and Leeke tenants until a recovery may be suffered on 1 toft, 30 acres land, 10 a. meadow, 30 a. pasture, 10 a. moore, 30 a. furze and heath and common of pasture for all cattle in Eadgerley, Kynnerley and Argoid and in the parish of Kinerley; Andrew Thornes, his wife and daughter to vouch. The recovery is to enure; as to Cay Newidd, to use of John Byrche and heirs; as to the toft, garden, etc., the closes in Eadgerley called the Barnyard, the leasow by the house, meadow in Wierglodd Symons, croft a Turkey (sic), the furlong and part of a butt in maes a grodir, the turbary and moore ground, 1 seat sitting and kneeling place in the parish church of Kinerley nigh the pulpitt, and all the land in Eadgerley except Cae Newidd, the Brockets and Cay Scott, to use of William Thomas and heirs; and as to the furlongs and land in the common fields of Dovaston called the Belan field, the little field and the Heathfield and the pew sitting and kneeling place in the south chancell of the parish church of Kinnerley, to the use of Edward Davies and heirs; as to the furlongs and parcels in Kinerley and Argoid in the common fields called the Cockshutt field, the Hithwernfield, Kinerley field and the Bancke field, and all property in the township of Kinerley and Argoid and the said closes in Eadgerley called the Brockests and Cay Scott, to use of Thomas Thornes and his heirs. (Andrew Thornes' signature gone), signatures of Thomas Thornes, John Burch, William Kynaston, Thomas Clapham; marks of Maris Thornes, Marie Thornes, spinster. Witnesses: John Payne, W. Powell, Cynrogg, Arthur Hanmer, Thomas Holland, John Hordley, John Payne.
AND COUNTERPART with same signatures.

Exemplifation of common recovery.  867/195  Temp. Anne (11 Anne, 1712 - see endorsement)

Contents:
Thomas Clapham, demandant
Robert ---- and Ralph ----, tenants.
Andrew Thornes and Mary his wife and Mary Thornes, spinster.
Property in ---- in the parish of Kinnerley.
Cae Newith in Edgerley - see 867/12-22
The Brockests in Edgerley - see 867/38-50

Capital Messuage called The Farm in Kinnerley and Argoed (Somerfield's) ¼ bought by Thomas Thornes of Argoed in 1692 and ¼ in 1714.  [no ref. or date]

Deed to lead the uses of a fine  867/196  Last day of March (31) 29 Charles II (1677)

Badly damaged by damp.

Contents:
(1) Richard Somerfield, gent. of Kynnerley and Sara his wife.
(2) John Edwards, gent. of nesse.
It is conditioned and agreed between the parties to these presents that Somerfield and his wife will before the next ensuing the day of the date of these presents levy to John Edwards and his heirs one fine to be had of one fourth part to be divided of all that capital messuage called house with the appurtenances and of all lands, houses and pastures in Edgerley in the tenure of Edward Pike and of of 3 water corn mills in Kynnerley and of the of one other messuage in Argoyd in the tenure of Richard ?Evans the property in the fine to be one fourth part of 2 messuages, 3 water corn mills, 200 acres meadow, 2 hundred acres of pasture and 200 acres of heath with the appurtenances in Kynnerley Argoyd and ½ Edgerley, and the fine shall be to the use of John Edwards.
Signatures illegible.
2 parchment tags with seals missing.
Endorsed: Witnesses to sealing: Edward Davies, Robert Badeley, Will. Watkins. Memorandum of attornment of Edward Bike tenant, by payment of sixpence. Signed: Edward Byke, witnessed by Edward Gethin, Will Watkins.

LEASE & RELEASE  867/197 & 198  28th and 29th September, 1677

Contents:
1. Richard Somerfield of Kynnerley, gent. and Sarah his wife, one of the daughters and coheirs of Hugh Maurice gent by Elizabeth, his wife, both deceased.
2. William Kinaston of Lee, gent.
Consideration: £200
Lease and release of a fourth part of a capital messuage called the Farme in Kynnerley with all appurtenances in Kynnerley and also in Edgerley (Edward Byker); and their fourth part of 3 watercorn mills in Kynnerley (Edward Byker) and of a messuage with appurtenances in Argoyd (Richard Evance).
Warranty. Covenant as to good title and quiet possession.
The premises are of the yearly value of £24 over and above all charges.
Covenant for further assurance.
Signature of Richard Somerfeilde, mark of Sarah Somerfield.
Witnesses: Hom. Kynaston, James Hanmer, Edward Kinaston, William Watkins.
Witnesses to attornment by Edward Byker on payment of 6d.
James Hanmer, Humphry Maydene, Evan Thomas.

FINE  867/199  2nd October, 1677

Contents:
1. Richard Somerfield of Kynnerley gent and Sarah his wife, one of the daughters and coheirs of Hugh Maurice gent by Elizabeth his wife both deceased.
2. John Edwards of Great Nesse gent and Dorothy his wife.
3. William Kynaston of Lee gent and William Corbett of Ruyton yeoman.
Cons: divers good causes.
Covenant before the end of Michaelmas term.next at Somerfield's cost to levy a fine to Kynaston and Cobrett and heirs of Kynaston on fourth part of a capital messuage called the Farme in Kynnerley and on fourth part of land in Kynnerley and Edgerley (Edward Byker) and on one fourth part of 3 water corn mills in Kynnerley, and on fourth part of another messuage in Argoyd (Richard Evance) with land in Dovaston (John Edwards), and on a cottage in Dovaston (John Edwards); as 1 messuage, 1 cottage 18a. land, 3a. meadow, 12a. pasture in Dovaston, and ¼th part of 2 messuages, 3 water corn mills, 200 acres land, 60 acres meadow, 200 acres pasture and 200 acres heath and bruery in Kynerley, Argoyd and Edgerley. Declaration that this fine shall enure, as to ¼th part of the messuage in Kynnerley and of the land in Kynnerley and Edgerley, and of the mills, and of the messuages and land in Argoyd and land, to use of William Kynaston his heirs and assigns; and as to the cottage and land in Dovaston, to use of William Corbett his heirs and assigns.
Signatures of Richard Somerfeilde, mark of Sarah Somerfielde signatures of John Edwards, Dorothy Edwards.
Witnesses: Hom: Kynaston, James Hanmer, Edward Kinaston, William Watkins.

Recital of lease and release 28 and 29 September last 867/197 & 198 and 2 Octover 867 199 Covenant that if Somerfield and his wife, their heirs, executors, administrators or assigns pay Kynaston his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns £212 on 29 September 1680 and £12 on every 29 September in between, then Kynaston shall stand seized of the premises to the only use of Somerfield, his heirs and assigns for ever and will within 7 years on request determine his estate and reconvey as Somerfield shall direct.  867/200  3 October 1677

Contents:
1. William Kynaston of Lee gentleman.
2. Richard Somerfield of Kynnerley gent and Sarah his wife, one of the daughters and coheirs of Hugh Maurice gent by Elizabeth his wife.
Signature of Richard Somerfielde, mark of Sarah Somerfield.
Witnesses: Hom: Kynaston, James Hanmer, Edward Kinaston, William Watkins.

Recital of lease and release 28 and 29 September 29 Charles II (867/197 & 198). Recital of (2 Oct.1677) (867/199) and 3 Oct. 29 Charles II (867/200).  867/201  28 September 1678

Contents:
1. Richard Somerfeild of Kynnerley gent. and Sarah his wife, one of the daughters and coheirs of Hugh Maurice by Elizabeth his wife both deceased.
2. William Kynaston of Lee gent.
Consideration: £100.
Release of the said ¼th part of the capital messuage in Kynnerley and Edgerley (late Edward Bykar) and also of the 3 water corn mills in Kynnerley (Edward Bykar) and the other messuage in Argoed (Richard Evans) and all the premises, free of all mortgage conditions except that contained herein.
Witnesses: John Hordley, John Griffithes (mark) Arthur Hanmer, Hannah Hanmer, James Hanmer, Richard Jones junior, David Hanmer, Evan Thomas.

Bond in £600 for performance of covenants.  867/202  28 September 1678

Contents:
1. Richard Somerfeild of Kynnerley gent.
2. William Kynaston of Lee gent.
Witnesses: Arthur Hanmer, Hannah Hanmer, James Hanmer, Richard Jones, Edward Hanmer. Evan Thomas.

Conveyance  867/203  12 April 168- 33 Charles II (1681)

Contents:
1. Richard Sommerfeild of Kynnerley gent and Sarah his wife, one of the daughters and coheirs of Hugh Maurice gent by Elizabeth his wife both deceased.
2. William Kynaston of Ruyton gent.
Recital of 28 and 29 September 29 Ch.II (867/ )
2 Oct.29 Ch.II (867/ ) and fine.
Mich. following; 3 Oct. 29 Ch.II (867/ ) and 28 Sept. 30 Ch.II.
(1) Richard Sommerfeild and Sarah his wife.
(2) William Kynaston. Consideration: a further £100.
Surcharge on mortgage
Conveyance of the ¼th of the capital messuage etc. (as before) without any mortgage condition. Warranty, covenant to keep harmless, covenant for further assurance.
Signature of Richard Somerfeilde, mark of Sarah Somerfoild.
Witnesses: James Hanmer, Roger Gethin, John Sides.
Receipt for payment of the money, same witnesses.

Lease for 6 months and release of ¼th part of a messuage in Argood (Richard Evans).  867/204 & 205  13 & 14 April 1681

Contents:
1. William Kynaston of Ruyton gent.
2. Richard Somerfeild of Kynerley gent.
Signature of William Kinaston.
Witnesses: James Hanmer, Roger GEthin, John Sides.

Lease for 6 months and release of his ¼th part of a messuage in Argood (Richard Evans) with all appurtenances. Warranty, Further assurance by Richard Somerfeild and Sarah his wife.  867/206 & 207  7 & 8 June 1686

Contents:
1. Richard Somerfeild of Kynerley gent.
2. William Kinaston of Ruyton gent.
Consideration: £12.
Signature of Richard Somerfeild.
Witnesses:- John Kinaston, Benjamin Rawlins, William Johnson.

Lease and Release of ¼th part of a capital messuage called the Farme in Kynnerley with appurtenances in Kynnerley and Edgerley (late Edward Byker, now Dorothy Morris spinster), and all his ¼th part of 3 water corn mills in Kynnerley, and his ¼th part of another messuage in Argoed (William Kynaston).  867/208 & 209  27 & 28 February 1692

Contents:
1. William Kynaston of Ruyton gent.
2. Thomas Thornes of Argoed gent.
Warranty. Covenant as to good title, and for further assurance to be made within 7 miles.
Signature of William Kinaston.
Witnesses: John Edwards, Thomas Clapham, Robert Edwards, Peter Maurice.

Chirograph of final concord on ¼th part of 2 messuages, 3 water corn mills, 200 acres land 60 acres meadow, 200 acres pasture and 200 acres firze and heath in Kynnerley Argoyd and Edgerley - £120. and counterpart.  867/210 & 211  Morrow of Trinity 5 William and Mary (1693)

Contents:
Thomas Thornes plt.
William Kynaston gent and Jane his wife def

Lease and release of ¼th part of a messuage and land in Argoyd or Kynnerley (formerly Richard Evans, now Thomas Thornes, Mrs. Dorothy Maurice spinster, John Payne gent. Thomas Clapham clerk and Thomas Bowen).  867/212 & 213  28 and 29 January 1713/4

Contents:
1. Edward Maurice of Llanvylling co. Mont. gent and Theodor Maurice of Kay y Hire co Denbigh gent, son and heir of Edward.
2. Thomas Thornes of Argoyd gent.
Consideration: £27.
Warranty. Covenants as to good title, quiet possession and further assurance.
Signatures of Ed. Maurice, Theodor Maurice
Witnesses: John Dias, William Daker, Edward Lloyd, John Thomas.
(Note on the document, copied page 102)

Talla Sarney Meadow in Tire a Coed Melverley bought by Thomas Thornes of Argoyd in 1698  [no ref. or date]

Lease for 6 months and release  867/214 & 215  1 & 2 June 1698

(Both documents badly affected by damp, particularly the release).

Contents:
1. Thomas Rogers, yeoman of Argoyd and Elizabeth his wife Henry Bradley, clerk, of Great Ness al Ness Strange, and Frances his wife.
2. Thomas Thornes, gent. of Argoyd.
A parcel of meadow ground called Talla Sarney meadow of c.6 acres in Tire a Coed in the township of Melverley parish of Kinnerley in breadth between a land leading from Argoyd to Melverley and a common called Gwerney Sheere and in length from a common called Talla Sarney Green and a common leading from Gwerney Sheere. Signed & sealed: Thomas Rogers, Elizabeth Rogers, Henry Bradley, Frances Bradley.
Endorsed: Witnesses to sealing and receipt of £70 consideration money from Thornes: Jno. Edwards, junr, Robert Edwards Geo. Willcocks, Thomas Gittins.

Messuage in Argoed bought by Thomas Thornes from John Payne in 1716  [no ref. or date]

Feoffment in a messuage in Argoed (John Payne) with kneeling places in the parish church of Kinnerley belonging to the messuage, the messuage and yard lying in breadth between land of Prudence Morris and Thomas Thornes party, and in length from lands of Prudence Morris to a lane leading from the dwellinghouse of Thomas Thornes to the Argoed greene.  867/216  9 July 1716

Contents:
1. John Payne of Argoed gent.
2. Thomas Thornes of Argoed gentleman
Cons: £22.
Warranty, Covenant as to good title and for further assurance.
Signature of John Payne
Witnesses to sealing, receipt and livery of seizin: Thomas Clapham, Thomas Thornes, Robert Edwards.

The Hithwern Estate in Argoed, Kinnerley, including land in the common fields of Kinnerley bought by Thomas Thornes of Argoed from John Jeffreys in 1743 and 1752.  [no ref. or date]

Release  867/217  [n.d.]

Contents:
"Mr John Payn's Purchase Deeds of an Estate in Argoed of James Clarke and his wife. Dated 1st and 2nd day of April, 1706" "Hithwaen"
2 April 1706
1 James Clarke of Treprenall yeoman and Catherine his wife
2 John Panye of Argoed gentleman
Consideration £245
Release of a messuage and appurtenances in Argoed (Gwen Evans widow) 1 inclosure of arable and pasture adjoining the house being about 6 old strikes seedness, in breadth between lands of Thomas Thornes and the Turf Moore there, 1 butt of ridge of land adj. the house bring about 3 hoops seedness extending in length from the Oake Field to the Turf Moore, 1 furlong or ridge of land in the Oake Field about 1 hoop seedness in breadth between late lands of Charles Hussey and lands of John Pever, 1 other furlong in the said field being about 1 old strike seedness lying in breadth between lands of John Payne on both sides, 1 had land in the same field extending in length from lands Charles Hussey to lands of the same James and Catherine being about half an old strike seedness, 1 other furlong in the same field lying in breadth between land of John Gittins and land of John Pever being about 2 old strikes seedness, 1 other furlong of land in the same field being about 1 old strike seedness and lying in breadth between lands of John Gittins and lands of John Bright, 1 ridg. or furlong of land in the same field extending in length from the land of Edward Davies to land of John Payne, 1 other furlong of land lying between the late land if Richard Williams and late land of the said Charles being about 1 strike seedness and in the said Oake field 1 furlong of land in the Pomprene field being about 3 hoops seedness in length from land of Edward Davies to a common hoop lane leading to the Werne Lace, 1 furlong or parcel of land arable lying in Kynnerley field being about 2 strikes seedness in breadth between lands of the said John Payne and Edward Davies, 2 butts or ridges of land in the same field being about 2 strikes seedness extending in length from the land of John Gittins to the land of John Payne, 1 headland of land in Kynnerley field about 1 strike seedness between the lane leading from Kinnerley to the Oakefield and land of John Payne and others, 1 other furlong land in the Cockshutt field cont. about 3 strikes seedness lying between land of John Payne and late land of Charles Hussey, 1 other furlong in Kynnerley field about 3 strikes seedness extending in length from land of John Bright at one end to the Withy Lane at the other end, 1 furlong in the Banke field being about 2 strikes seedness lying between land of John Payne and land of Andrew Thornes, 1 other furlong in the Banke field being about 5 hoops seedness and lying between the land of Richard Evans and Andrew Thornes, 1 other ridg. or furlong in the Banke field being about 3 hoops seedness lying between late lands of Charles Hussey and John Payne, 1 other furlong adj. the Bancks field being about 5 strikes seedness between land of Mr. Clapham and the Bancke field; and all barne etc. Warranty.
Covenant that the property has not been encumbered by James Clarke and Catherine his wife or by Thomas Jones deceased brother of Catherine or by her late father and grandfather or their ancestors, and that the title is good. Covenant for further assurance.
Signature of James Clarke, Catherine Clarke
Witnesses: Thomas Jones, Edward Vaughan, Arthur Hanmer

Payne mortgages the premises described in release of 2 April 1706  867/218  4 April 1706

Contents:
1 John Payne, gent. of Argoid
2 John Jeffreys, gent of Woollston
Consideration £180
To hold to John Jeffreys for 500 years for the yearly rent of 1 peppercorn, with the proviso that if John Payne pays to Jeffreys £184 19s on 4th April 1707 and in the meantime £4 19s. on 4 Oct next these presents shall be void. John Payne covenants that he has a good title to convey the premises, and that he will pay the sums; if default is made in the payment, Jeffreys shall enjoy the premises peaceably without encumbrances; and he will, after default, at his cost, at the request of Payne make further assurances in the law.
Signed and sealed: John Payne
Endorsement: Witnesses to the sealing: Tho: Jones, Edward Vaughan, Arthur Hanmer.
Docketed: No.3 Mr Paynes Mortgage to Mr. John Jeffreys of lands in Argoed. Dated 4th of April 1706
Mortgage by way of demise. Hithwern Farm.

LEASE  867/219  13 April 1714

Contents:
1 John Payne of Arnold gent
2 Thomas Rogers of Bromach Parke in the township of Aston yeoman
Consideration 5s.
Lease for 6 months of a close arable in Argoid near Tal a Sarney called the great wood leasow, with appurtenances, a messuage and land belonging to it in Kinnerley (Thomas Griffithes) with barns etc. messuage and appurtenances in Kynnerley and land (formerly John Bright Blacksmith), except the smithy forge and shop.
Signature of John Payne
Witnesses: Christiana Crumpe, Edward Rogers, Arthur Hanmer

Release and Mortgage  867/220  14 April 1714

Contents:
1. John Payne, gent. of Argoid, Salop
2. Thomas Rogers, yeoman, of Bromach Parke, township of Aston, Salop.
Consideration: £100
Rogers is in possession by a lease for 6 months of the previous day.
Close of arable land in Argoid near Tal a Sarney called the Greate Wood Leasow; the messuage and lands belonging in Kynnerley (Thomas Griffithes); messuage in Kynnerley and lands belonging (John Bright) blacksmith formerly lived) except the smythy and shop therein) to hold to Rogers and his heirs forever, subject to the proviso that if Payne pays to Rogers £103 on 14 April 1815 and in the meantime £3 on 14. Oct next these presents shall be void. Payne covenants he is lawfully seized of the [...] and promises to pay the sums, and after default Rogers shall peaceably enjoy the premises; and John Payne and Elizabeth his wife after default will make a further assurance to Rogers of the premises.
Signed and lealed: John Payne
Witnesses to the sealing and receipt of consideration money Christiana Crumpe, Edward Rogers and Arthur Hanmer.
Docketed John Payne to Thomas Roger 1714

Conveyance  867/221  28 April 1716

Contents:
1 John Payne gent. of Argoid, Salop
2 John Jeffreys, gent. of Woollston, Salop
Lease being a morgage of 4th April 5 Anne (1706) for £180 paid by Jeffreys of the messuage in Argoid (Gwen Evans, widow) an inclosure of arable and pasture adjoining the messuage being about "six old stricks seedness" and lying in breadth between the land of Thomas Thorns and the turf moor there one but or ridge of lad adjoining the messuage, about "three hoops seedness" extending in length from the Oake field to the Turf Moor; one furlong or ridge of land in the oalfield about one hoope seedness in breadth between the land late of Charles Hussey and the lands of John Pever; one other furlong of land in the said field, about one old strick seedness lying in breadth between the land of John Payne on both sides; one headland in the same field extending in length from the land of Charles Hussey to the land of James Clerke and Catherine his wife, about half an old stricke seedness; one other furlong in the same field lying in breadth between the land of John Gittins and John Pever about 2 strickes seedness; and 1 furlong in the same field and 1 old stricke seedness in breadth between the land of John Gittins and John Bright one ridge or furlong of land in the same field extending in length from the land of Edward Davies to the land of John Payne; one other furlong of land between the late land of Richard Williams and the late land of Charles Hussey, about one strike seedness and in the Oakefield, one furlong of land in the Pomprenie field being about 3 hoops seedness in length from the land of Edward Davies to a common land leading to the werne Lace; one furlong or parcel of land lying in Kinnerley field about 2 strike seedness in breadth between the land of John Payne and Edward Davies land; 2 butts or ridges of land in the same field being at 2 strike seedness extending in length from the land of John Gittins to the land of John Payne; one ridge or headland in Kynnerley field about 1 strick seedness between the lane leading to Kinnerley from the Oakefield and the land of John Payne and others; one other furlong in the Cocksutt field containing about 3 stirck seedness lying between the land of Hon Payne and the late land of Charles Hussey; one other furlong in Kynnerley field about 3 stricke seedness extending from the land of John Bright at the one end, to the wythy and the end at the other end, and one furlong in the Bankefield, about 2 strickes seedness lying between the land of John Bright and the land of Andrew Thornes; one furlong in the Bankefield about 5 hoops seedness between the land of Richard Evans and land of Andrew Thornes; another ridge or furlong in Bankefield being 3 hoops seedness between the late land of Charles Hussey and John Paynes; one other parcel of land in the Bankefield being 5 stricks seedness between Mr. Claphams land and Bankefield and all appurtenances belonging and other hereditaments and lands of John Payne purchased of James Clarke and Catherine his wife. To hold to John Jeffreys for 500 years at the yearly rent of 1 peppercorn, subject to a proviso of redemption on payment of the principal money with interest at a day long since past; whereas the sum £180 principal money and £44 for the interest is unpaid to Jeffreys; Therefore John Payne in consideration of the premises and the further sum of £20 paid to him by Jeffreys, releases to Jeffreys being in possession by virtue of the said lease, all the premises, to Jeffreys and his heirs forever, without any mortgage condition; Payne covenants that Jeffreys shall peaceably enjoy the property without incumbrances, and at the request and cost of Jeffreys make a further assurance in the law.
Signed and sealed: John Payne.
Endorsement: Witnesses to receipt by Paynes of 50/- (within mentioned) Thomas Reeves, Catherine Jones, and John Williams.
Docketed: C. No.?40.
Mr. John Jeffreys's Purchase deed of an estate in the Argoed of Mr. Payne.
Dated 28th April, 1716.

Lease and release of a messuage in Kinnerley (John Williams and Elizabeth Peever widow) 1 butt in Bankefield, 1 butt in Kinnerley field (5 pecks sowing), 1 butt in Dovaston field (2 strikes sowing), 1 butt in Oakefield (3 strikes sowing), parcel in Cockshutt field (2 strikes sowing) - bounds as in 867/224, subject to mortgage proviso.  867/222 and 223  1 and 2 June 1716

Contents:
1. John Payne of Argoid gent.
2. Payne Tuder of Shrewsbury baker
Cons: £40
Signature of John Payne
Witnesses: Catherine Jones, Thomas Reeves, Elizabeth Payne.

RELEASE  867/224  2 June 1716

Contents:
1. John Payne of the Aldgate (sic) co Salop gent
2. Payne Tither of Shrewsbury baker
Cons: £80
Release of a messuage in Kinnerley (John Williams and Elizabeth Peever widow) and land - 1 butt in the Bankfield extending in length from land of Edward Davies to the hedge; 1 butt in Kinnerley field (5 pecks sowing) in length from lands of Edward Birch to lands of Thomas Thornes; 1 other butt in Dovaston field (2 strikes sowing) in length from land of Jane Pain widow to lands of Ellianor Gainow widow; 1 butt in the Oakfield (3 strikes sowing) in length from lands of Thomas Clapham clerke to lands of Edward Davies of Sandford; 1 parcel in the Cockshutt field (2 strikes sowing) in length from lands of Edward Bevan to land of Roger Woofe; with all appurtenances. Warranty. Covenant as to title and for further assurance.
Signature of John Payne
Witnesses: Catherine Jones, Thomas Reeves, Elizabeth Payne

Lease and Release (Mortgage)  867/225 and 226  17 and 18 July 1719

Contents:
1. Payn Tudor, baker, of the parish of Holy Cross in one of the suburbs of the town of Shrewsbury.
2. Thomas Maddox, gent, of Brompton, Salop.
Consideration: £40.
Tudor releases the messuage in Kynnerley now or late of John Williams and Elizabeth Pever; and all the several parcels belonging; 1 butt in the Bankefield, in length from the lands of Edward Davies at one end to the hedge at the other; one butt of land in the field called the Kynnerley field containing 5 pecks sowing extending in length from the lands of Edward Birch at one end to the lands of Thomas Thornes at the other; one butt in Dovaston field containing 2 strikes sowing, extending in length from the lands of Jane Payne, widow to the lands of Elinor Gainow, widow; one butt in the Oakfield containing 3 strikes sowing extending in length from the lands of Edward Bevan to the lands of Roger Wolfe; and all appurtenances belonging. To hold to Madox for 500 years provided that if Tudor pays to Madox £40 and interest on 19 July 1720 at the dwellinghouse of Madox at Brompton or where he is then living, these presents shall be void. Tudor covenants to pay the money, and that Madox may quietly hold the premises after breach of the promise to pay, without incumbrances, and after default at the request & cost of Tudor make a further assurance in the law to Madox, and Tudor is lawfully seised of the premises.
Signed and sealed: Payne Tudor.
Endorsement: Witnesses to the sealing and receipt of £40: John Madocks, Hannah Madocks, Ann Williams, Edmund Evans.
Lease docketed: 17th July 1719 Payne Tudor to Thomas Madox Lease of possession. Lands in Kinnerley field, Dovaston field and Bankefield.
Release docketed: Mr. Maddocks' mortgage from Payne Tudor for £40 dated 18th July 1719.

Lease for 1 year of a messuage in Kinnerley (John Williams and Elizabeth Peevor widow) and 1 butt in Bankefield, 1 butt in Kinnerley field (5 peck sowing), 1 butt in Dovaston field (2 strikes sowing), 1 butt in Oakfield (3 strike sowing) - bounds as in 867/  867/227  17 Jan 1724

Contents:
1. Payne Tudor of Shrewsbury baker
2. John Madocks of Brompton gent
Signature of Payne Tudor
Witnesses: John Skrynsher, Robert Baskerville, William Williams.

Mortgage  867/228  18 January 1724/5

Contents:
1. Pain Tudor, baker, of Shrewsbury
2. John Madocks, gent. of Brompton, Salop.
3. Thomas Madocks, gent. of Brompton, Salop.
Recitation of lease and release of 1 and 2 June 1716 between John Payne, gent. of Argoid (1) and Pain Tudor (2), John Payne in consideration of £40 conveyed to Tudor the messuage in Kinnerley, then or late of John Williams and Elizabeth Peever, widow; and those pieces of land belonging; 1 butt of land in Bankefield in length from lands of Edward Davies to the hedge; 1 butt in Kinnerley field (5 perks sowing) in length from lands of Edward Birch to those of Thomas Thornes; 1 butt in Dovaston field (2 strikes sowing, in length from lands of Jane Pain, widow, to lands of Elinor Gainow, widow; 1 butt in Oakefield (3 strikes sowing) in length from lands of Thomas Clapham to lands of Edward Davies of Sandford; 1 parcel in Cockshutt field (2 strikes sowing, in length from lands of Edward Bevan to lands of Roger Woof, with all appurtenances. To hold to Tudor forever subject to proviso that the presents to be void on payment of £42 on 2 June next.
Release 2 June 1716 between John Payn (1) and Pain Tudor (2) John Pain in consideration of £80 released to Tudor the messuage and parcels of land to hold to Tudor forever, without any proviso for redemption.
July 1719 (867/226) Tudor mortgaged the premises to Thomas Madocks for £40 for repayment of the sum with interest on 19th July 1720.
Thomas Madocks on 27th Feb. 1713/14 paid to Tudor the further sum of £10 which he gave his bond to repay with interest; Payne Tudor did not pay the £40 etc. so the term of 500 became forfeited to Thomas Madocks. Whereas Thomas Madocks at the time Payne Tudor demised the premises to him was not made privy to the recited mortgage made by Payne to Tudor. There is now due to Thomas Madocks for principal and interest on the mortgage £49 and on the bond for principal and interest £10 9s. making £59 9s.
Now Payne Tudor in consideration of the £59 9s. due to Thomas Madocks and for the better securing the repayment of it with interest and in consideration of the further sum of £11 paid by John Madocks, assigns, by direction of Thomas Madocks, to John Madocks in his possession by lease for 6 months of previous day, the same messuage and parcels of land. To hold to John Madocks and his heirs forever subject to the proviso that if Payne Tudor pays to John Madocks £70 9s. with interest on 18th July 1725, then John Madocks and his heirs shall stand seised of the premises to the use of Payne Tudor and his heirs forever. Tudor covenants to pay the money at the stated time; that the title of the property is not incumbered except by the term of 500 years, and he has a good title to convey the premises; on default of payment John Madocks may enjoy the premises without interference, and Tudor will at John M.'s request make a further assurance in the law; John Madocks declares that the £11 as well as the £59 9s. paid by Thomas Madocks to Tudor for which he demised the premises to Thomas Madocks for 500 years is the proper money of Thomas Madocks and this present conveyance and assurance is made to him by John Madocks and his name used in trust only for Thomas Madocks and to prevent the term of 500 years from merging in the freehold and inheritance of the estate which it would have done if the same had been granted to Thomas Madocks and his heirs.
Signed and sealed: Payne Tudor John Madocks Thomas Madocks
Endorsement: Witnesses to the sealing and acknowledgement by Payne Tudor that the £59 9s. is due from him and he has received £11: John Skrymsher, Robert Baskerville, William Williams.
Docketed: Payne Tudor's further security to Mr. Madocks. 18th January 1724
Payne Tudor to Mr. John Madocks in trust for Mr. Thomas Madocks Mortgage in fee of several parcels of land situate in the several fields called Bank Field Kinnerley Field Dovaston Field Oakfield and Cockshutt Field in the parish of Kinnerley in the County of Salop.
none in Edgerley.

"A Particular of the Several parcels of field ground and lands lately conveyed and sold by James Clarke to Mr. John Payne and afterwards sold by Mr. Payne to Mr. John Jeffreys taken upon the [...] of the deeds relating to those lands by order of Mr. John Jeffreys." For detailed description of the property see Conveyance of 28th April 1716 (867/ ); Docketed: "A survey of ye argaad" "A Schedule of land in Argoed". C. No. 50 Two parts of a survey of the Argoed Estate. One taken 26th of June 1728. Revd. Mr. Jeffreys.  867/229  26 June 1728

Lease and Release (Assignment of Mortgage)  867/230 and 231  30th and 31st December, 1743

Contents:
1. Thomas Rogers, gent. of Oswestry, grandson and heir at law of Thomas Rogers, gent., deceased, late of Bromwich Park, township of Aston.
Richard Jones, butcher, of Oswestry, surviving executor of Mary Rogers, widow, late of Oswestry, who was the executrix of Thomas Rogers deceased.
2. Thomas Thornes, gent. of Argoyd.
Recital of lease and release of 13th and 14th April, 1714.
See 867/219-220 mortgaging to Rogers the parcels of land in Argoed near Tall and Sarney, called Great Wood leasow (Elizabeth Downes widow); the messuage belonging in Kinnerley (once of Thomas Griffithes, now of Elizabeth Reeves and John Griffiths and Thomas Bolas) and all lands belonging with the appurtenances in Kinnerley and lands in which John Bright, blacksmith, formerly lived, now in the holding of Dorothy Rogers, widow, except the smithy forge and shop. Thomas Rogers, snr. by his will of 6 June 1726 bequeathed to Mary Rogers his wife all the residue of his goods, chattels and money and personal estate and appointed her his executor, and soon after died, and she proved the will and took on the executorship whereby she became entitled to the sum of £100 and interest. Mary Rogers by her will of 28 Feb. 1736/7 bequeathed the £100 and interest to Richard Jones and Edward Williams in trust to dispose and pay the same to such persons as is therein mentioned, and appointed Richard Jones and Edward Williams her executors, and soon died, and they proved her will and took on the executorship; and Edward Williams has since died, so Richard Jones is entitled to the £100 and interest, and Thomas Rogers, jnr. is entitled to the freehold and inheritance of the mortgaged premises as heir at law of Thomas Rogers, decd.
On an account this day staed and signed between Richard Jones, Elizabeth Reeves, widow, and Ann Payn, spinster, the 2 only daughters now living and heirs at law of the late John Payne, decd, there is now due for principal and interest to Richard Jones £116 11s 6d.
In consideration of £116 11s. 6d. paid by Thornes to Jones Thomas Rogers and Richard Jones assign to Thornes the premises, to hold to him, subject to a provise for redemption free of incumbrances, and Jones covenants that neither he nor William have incumbered the premises.
Signed and sealed: Richard Jones.
Endorsement: Witnesses to the sealing and receipt of £116 11s. 6d: Milward Rogers, Thos. Bolas of Dovaston.
Lease docketed: Lease of possession Mr. Thomas Rogers and Mr. Richd. Jones to Mr. Thomas Thornes. 30th December, 1743.
Release docketed: Rogers and Jones to Mr. Thornes 31st December, 1743. Assignment of Mortgage £116 11s. 6d.

Release of Equity of Redemption  867/232  31st December, 1743

Contents:
1. Elizabeth Reeves, widow, of Kinnerley Ann Payne, spinster, of Kinnerley, 2 of the daughters of John Payne late of Argoyd, gent. decd.
John Griffiths, shoemaker, of Kinnerley, as well on behalf of himself as on behalf of his son John an infant of c. 5 yrs. by Catherine his late wife decd, another daughter of John Payne, which 3 daughters were co-partners and heirs of John Payne.
2. Thomas Thornes, gent. of Argoyd.
Recital of lease and release (Assignment of mortgage) of 30 and 31 Dec. 1743 (867 and ) John Payne by his bond of 4 June 1714 became bound to John Nightingale, gent. of Carreghova, Denbigh, in £100 conditioned for payment of £50 and interest on which bond Nightingale soon after obtained a judgement against Payne at a court at Westminster, which bond and judgement Nightingale by his deed poll executed 8 April 1719, assigned to Thomas Reeves, yeoman, of Argoyd; and Thomas Reeves is long since dead and appointed his wife and eldest son his executors also both long since died intestate Administration of the goods of Thomas Reeves was on the 16th of this Dec. granted to Ann the wife of Thomas Bolas of Doveston, yeoman, one of the daughters of Thos. Reeves in order to entitle her to and recover the principal money and interest due on the bond and judgement assigned as aforesaid, it or part of it not having been paid to Thos. Reeves.
Thomas Thornes has agreed for the absolute purchase of the inclosure of land, part of the mortgaged premises, called the Great Wood field, and one furlong of ground, other part of the premises, lying in a common field in Kinnerley called the Hithwern field of 4 strikes sowing new in the tenure of Thomas Bolas for £137, of which the £116.11s. 6d. is agreed to be part, the remainder of it, i.e. £20 8s. 6d. Elizabeth Reeves, Ann Payne and John Griffiths agree shall be paid to Thomas Bolas and Ann his wife in discharge of part of the principal sum and interest due to them by the bond and assignment of it; and it is agreed that Elizabeth Reeves, Catherine Payne and John Griffiths release the equity of redemption of the inclosure and furlong of land to Thomas Thornes his heirs and assigns forever and Thornes shall be [...] of the rest of the said messuages and lands assigned to him except the lands herein after released to him for a collateral security as well for the money paid by him on assignment of the mortgage, and the £20 8s. 6d. paid by him to Thomas Bolas and Ann his wife on assignment of the bond and judgment as also against the assignees of the estate and the creditors of John Payne dec.d and the child or children of John Griffiths by Catherine his late wife.
In part performance of the agreement and in consideration of 5/- each to Elizabeth Reeves, Ann Payne and John Griffiths from Thornes, they release to him the inclosure and parcel of arable land part of the mortgage premises called the Great Wood Field and all that furlong of land in the common field in Kinnerley, and all the right, title and equity of redemption, to hold to Thornes and his heirs for their use forever, discharged of all equity of redemption. Thornes covenants to stand seised of the remainder of the mortgaged premises, to the use of Thornes to secure the mortgage money and interest paid by him to Richard Jones and the £20.8s. 6d. paid by him to the Bolases, and to secure Thornes from any claim by the assignees of the estate and creditors of John Payne, or child(ren) of John Griffiths by his late wife Catherine, or any costs Thornes may incur by means of them, subject to such security as aforesaid, then that Thornes shall be seised of the remainder of the mortgaged premises in trust for the heirs at law of John Payne decd. Provided if the assignees of the estate of John Payne or child(ren) of John Griffiths Catherine, that shall be inheritable to the estate shall within 6 months after such child(ren) attain 21 release all their right and interest in the lands released to Thornes, then Thornes will at the expense of the heirs of John Payne for the time being assign over the residue of the mortgage premises to the heirs of John Payne. Provided that until Thomas Thornes shall be molested or disturbed in the quiet possession of the lands released to Thornes by the assignees of the estate or creditors of Payne or children of Griffiths, it shall be lawful for the heirs of John Payne to recover and take the rents of the residue of the mortgaged premises except the lands here by released for their own proper use and benefit.
Signed and sealed: Elizabeth Reeves, the mark of Ann Payne John Griffiths, Thomas Thornes. Endorsed: Witnesses to the sealing and receipt of £20.8.6 by Thomas and Ann Bolas: Milward Rogers, John Parry, of Kinnerley. Docketed: 31st Dec. 1743 Reeves with and other to Mr. Thornes.
lease of Equity of Redemption Hithwain and Kinnerley.

Copy deed to lead the uses of a recovery  867/233  2 January 1752

Contents:
1) John Jeffryes of Pentreclawdd, Salop, gentleman
2) Thomas Buckle of Lincoln's Inn, gentleman
3) Vincent Phipps, grocer, of Oswestry.
Jeffryes for docking and barring and cutting off all estates tall and remainders in tail in the several messuages and lands hereinafter mentioned and for settling the same to certain uses, and in consideration of 5/-, has released to Buckle, in his possession by a bargain and sale of the day before, the messuages and lands of Jeffryes in Woolston, in the parish of West Folton now in the holding of John Howells and the messuages and lands of - Jeffryes in the townships of Maesbrook, Aergoed and Kinnerley and elsewhere in the parish of Kinnerley now or late in the tenures of Elizabeth Foulkes, widow, Thomas Perkin, Thomas Thrones and Elizabeth Downes; and 2 messuages with the ten house, malthouse and lands in Porkington, Salattin, now or late in the tenure of Janet Thomas widow; and the messuage and lands in Weston Rhyn, St. Martins now or late in the tenure of Thomas Davies, with all outbuildings and appurtenances, all which premises were the estate and inheritance of John Jeffreys, gentlemen, deceased, late father of J. Jeffryes, party hereto, and Thomas Thomas, gentleman, deceased, late grandfather of J.J.; and all the messuages and lands of J.J. party in which he has any estate of freehold in the said parishes and all J.'s estate, right and title; to hold to Buckle for ever to the intent that by a bargain and sale and these presents Buckle may become a good and perfect tenant of the immediate freehold and inheritance against whom a good and perfect common recovery with double voucher may be suffered, and for that purpose it is agreed that Phipps shall be demandant against Buckle, tenant, and Jeffreys 1st voucher and it is agreed that the recovery and all other assurances shall be and enure and that all persons now seised of the said premises shall stand seised thereof to the use of such person(s) and for such estate and subject to such conditions as Jeffryes shall by any deed against and in default of and until such direction to the use of Jeffryes, his heirs and assigns for ever.
Signed: John Jeffryes.
Witnesses: Robert Lloyd, John Lloyd clerk to Mr. Robert Lloyd 18 Dec 1752.
Attested to be a true copy by Danvers Garcide.
Docketed: Cop. Deed making tenant to precipe and declaring uses of recovery suffered by Mr. John Jeffryes 2 Jan. 1752.

Attested copy of Assignment of Mortgage.  867/234  25th March, 1752

Contents:
1) Edward Davies, gent. of Sandford(
2) Hugh Davies, gentleman, heir at law of David Davies, late of Pen y Bont, Merionethshire, gent. decd.
3) John Jeffryes, gent. of Woolston
4) Thomas Pate, gent. of Cross Howell, Denbighshire.
Recital of Lease and release of 10 and 11 Sept 1729 between John Jeffryes (1) Edward Kynaston, gent. and Robert Meyrick Esq. (2) David Griffithes, clerk of West Felton and David Davies gent. of pen y Bont (3) Thomas Thomas, gent, of Porkington and Margaret Thomas only daughter and heir of Thomas (4) Jeffryes released to Kynaston and Meyrick the several messuages and lands in Woolston in the parish of West Felton then or late in the tenure of John Jeffryes, Jeremiah Pryce, John Richards, Hannah Parry, John Pryce, Robert Pryce, Catherine Bowen, Jane Harris, Ruth Symons, Mary Mold and Thomas Pritchard; and all the messuages and lands in the townships of Meesbrook, Aergoed and Kinnerley, then or late of in the tenures of Reeves, John Perkins, Edward Griffithes, Catherine Williams, widow, Roger Pursel, and Edward Beevan, to hold to Kynaston and Meyrick to be tenants of the freehold to suffer a recovery next Michaelmas term or within two years; until the marriage to the uses as the premises stood, and then to the use of John Jeffryes for life with remainder to David Griffithes, and David Davies to preserve the contingent remainder, subject to an annuity of £40 payable to Margaret the intended wife for her life out of that part of the premises in Woolston to the first and other sons of the marriage in tail with remainders to the first and other daughters in tail with remainders to John Jeffryes for ever, in which release there is a proviso that provided always it may be lawful for Jeffryes in his life for the payment of such debts as he shall really and bona fide owe, to charge all or part of the premises released so as the same affect not or incumber the premises and hereditaments charged with the said annuity of £40 for the jointure of Margaret, with any sum not exceeding £600.
Whereas the marriage took effect and a recovery was suffered, and whereas by Indenture of 29 Sept 1730 between John Jeffryes (1) Andrew Dawes gent. of the Los in the parish of Pontesbury (2) reciting the above Indenture and that Andrew Dawes by the direction of John Jeffryes had paid to Edward Wikay, gent. for the marriage portion of Jane his wife late Jane Jeffryes, one of the sisters of John Jeffryes, £4000 which John Jeffryes stood chargeable for the payment of by virtue of the will of his late father John Jeffryes, deed as appears by a receipt given by Edward Wikey endorsed on the deed, by which John Jeffryes, party thereto became justly indebted to Andrew Dawes in £400; and reciting by a bond of 2 Dec. 1727, John Jeffryes deed with John Jeffryes party thereto became bound to Dawes in £200 conditioned for the payment of £100 with interest, on which bond there was due to Dawes the principal sum of £100 which John Jeffryes, party thereto stood obliged to pay to Dawes not only to surety so his father but also as his heir and sole executor which made up the sum of £500 due to Dawes from John Jeffryes, party thereto, who for securing the payment of the £500 due to Dawes, by that deed executed in the presence of three witnesses charge all the lands, tenements and hereditaments above of him, the sd. John Jeffryes, party, in Woolston, Maesbrook, Aergoed and Kinnerley with the payment of the £500, and with the sum of £20 10s. for one year's interest after the rate of 4½% p.a. to Dawes subject to the annuity of £40 to Margaret wife of John Jeffreys who directed the sum of £522 10s. to be paid to Dawes thus: £11 5s. on 25 March next and £511 5s. on 29 Sept 1731; and in default Jeffryes declared that the recovery and recited indenture should be and enure and that David Griffithes and David Davies should stand seised of the said premises under Jeffryes should stand seised subject to the annuity subject to the uses following:- if the £11 5s. should be unpaid at the mentioned time, to the use of Andrew Dawes until he be fully paid, out of the rents, etc. of the premises, if the £511. 5s. be unpaid at the time mentioned above to the use of Dawes until he is paid, with interest at 4½% on any of it unpaid after 29 Sept 1731 out of the rents and profits of the premises. Indenture of 12 May 1741 between Andrew Dawes (1) Edward Payne snr, gent. of Pentreheylin, Salop (2) Default was made in the £500 and it was due with interest from 25 March last. A marriage was intended between Edward Payne, gent. eldest son and heir apparent of Edward Payne snr, and Mary the eldest daughter of Andrew Dawes and £800 being agreed for her marriage portio-n Ed Payne snr was willing to accept an assignemnt from Dawes of the last recited indenture and his right and title to the premises for payment of £500 part of the £800, Dawes granted and assigned to Payne the indenture and all sums of money due on it and all the messuages and lands in it charged by Jeffryes with the payment of £500, and the title of Dawes to hold to Ed Payne snr after the marriage with such interest for the same as Dawes had agreed to take until the same be fully paid. The marriage took effect, and Edward Payne snr died before payment of any part of the having made his will bequeathing to his wife, Sarah, all his personal estate subject to the payment of his debts and legacies and appointed Sarah executrix who proved his will, and was entitled to the £500 and interest, and by Indenture of 19 Nov 1744 between Sarah Payne (1) Thomas Atcherley, gent. of Twyford and Edward Davies (2), reciting there was due for principal and interest to Sarah £522 13s, and that Sarah needing the sum had applied to Atcherley and Davies to advance it who had agreed at the request of Jonet Thomas who then acted as guardian to John Jeffryes, to pay off Sarah and to accept of such interest for the same as Edward Payne deed had agreed to take, Sarah in consideration of the sum assigned the mortgage and premises and her interest in them, to hold to Atcherley and Davies. Now Davies in consideration of £500 the principal sum due to him all interest on it being paid this day by John Jeffryes out of the money advanced to him by Thomas Pate over and above the £500 paid to him by Pate by the appointment of Jeffryes; he, Davies, by appointment of Jeffryes, assigns to Pate the mortgage and the premises charged with the payment and the right of Davies in them to hold to Pate for such time and interest as Davies ought to have had if these presents had not been made, freed from all equity of redemption except as hereinafter mentioned; Davies covenants with Pate that he, Davies, has not incumbered the estate and he is the person entitled to receive the £500 and interest; for the better securing the £500 and in consideration of the further sum of £200 to Jeffryes paid by Pate to enable him to pay the arrear of interest, Jeffryes and Hugh Davies assigns to Pate in his possession by virtue of a lease for a year by Jeffryes and Hugh Davies by Indenture of the previous day all the messuages and lands charged with the £500 and also 2 messuage with the tan house, malt house, lands and hereditaments in Porkington in the parish of Sellattyn heretofore in the tenures of Thomas Thomas or Howell Edwards; and the messuage in Trehowell in the parish of St. Martins heretofore in the tenure of John Davies, and all other property of Jeffryes in Woolston, Kinnerley, Maesbrook, Trehowell and St. Martins, with all right, title, reversion, remainder, and all the deeds, to Thomas Pate, his heirs and assigns for ever, provided if Jeffryes pays £700 and interest on 25 Sept next, Pate shall be seised of the premises and convey them on the request to the use of anyone who pays the same. Hugh Davies covenants has not incumbered the premises, and Jeffryes covenants to pay to Pate the £700 and interest on 25 Sept next; and Edward Davies, Jeffryes and Hugh Davies have full power and authority to assign the messuages and lands, and that Pate after breach shall be made in the proviso, shall peaceably hold the premises free of all former grants, except that some part of the same premises not exceeding the yearly value of £30 are in jointure to Jonet Thomas as John Jeffryes grandmother during her life and also except a mortgage assigned to John Croft, gent of part of the premises herein contained for securing £60 and interest, and in case default is made in payment of the £700 and interest at the time appointed John Jeffryes may claim any estate right and interest to the messuages and will at the reasonable request of Pate at the cost of Jeffryes, make any conveyances and assurances in the law for better granting the premises to Pate. And whereas a common recovery of all the premises with double vouchee was suffered in Hilary term last in which Vincent Phipps was demandant, Thomas Buckle Tenant and John Jeffryes vouchee it is declared that Jeffryes directs and appoints that the recovery shall be and enure and be adjudged to the use of Thomas Pate and his heirs for the better confirmation of this Indenture, subject to the condition of redemption; Pate covenants that if Jeffryes yearly for so long as the principal sum remains due, pay to Pate £28 within two calendar months next after a year's interest shall become due and payable for the interest of the sum being at the rate of 4½% p.a. and so proportionably, then Page will receive the same in lieu of the interest of the £700 at the rate of 5% p.a. before provided and will from time to time give receipts for the same as if the whole interest of the sum after the rate of 5% p.a. were paid.
Signed by Edward Davies, Hugh Davies, John Jeffryes, Thomas Pate. Attested to be a true copy 18 December 1752
Witnesses to sealing and receipt of the £700: Thomas Lincal and Will Dix and William Ford of Oswestry.
Note about interlineations signed by the same witnesses.
Docketed: Assignment of a mortgages from Mr. Edward Davies Mr. John Jeffreys and anor. to Mr. Thos. Pate for securing £700 and interest 25 March 1752 (4).

Articles of Agreement  867/235  20 October 1752

Contents:
1) John Jeffreys, gentleman of Woolston
2) Thomas Thornes, gentleman, of Argoed, parish of Kinnerley Jeffreys agrees that he will for the considerations hereafter mentioned on or before 25 Dec. next at the costs of Thornes by such good and effectual conveyances and assurances in the law convey to Thornes and his heirs a good sure absolute and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple free from all incumbrances, except one chief rent of 2/6 payable yearly to Lord Craven out of the said promises, of the several parcels of land of John Jeffreys in a certain piece of land of Thomas Thornes in Argoed parish of Kinnerley called Bankfield and Cockshutt containing 4 acres 26 perches; 2 other parcels of land of Jeffreys in Argoed adjoining the Bankfield and now in the holding of Thomas Perkins; piece of land called Turf moore leasow now in the holding of Richard Genow and one but of land adjoining the Turfmoor Leasow containing 3 hoops sowing now also in the holding of Richard Genow; one parcel of land adjoining the Lane leading to Kinnerley (John Rogers); and all deeds re the premises solely and true attested copies of the deeds re the premises jointly with other lands, the copies to be made at the charges of John Jeffreys, and until such conveyance shall be made now waste shall be committed on the premises by Jeffreys. Thornes covenants on the execution of the conveyance to pay Jeffreys £190.
Signed and sealed: John Jeffryes. Witnesses: John Chambre and Matth. Shelvocke.

Purchase deed.  867/236  16 Dec 1752

Contents:
1. Thomas Pate of Cross Howell co Denbigh gent
2. John Jeffreys of Wolston gentleman, eldest son and heir apparent of John Jeffreys late of same gent and Margaret his wife both decd
3. Thomas Thornes of Argoed in the parish of Kinnerley, gentleman.
Recital of lease and release 24 and 25 March last (see copy of assignment of Mortgage 867/234) Whereas the £700 and interest was not paid at the appointed time and is still owing to Pate, and Jeffryes having occasion for the money, with the consent of Pate has lately contracted with Thomas Thornes for the sale of lands for £190, and for as much as the premises in the mortgage (exclusive of those contracted by Jeffryes to be sold to Pate) as sufficient security to Pate for the £700 and interest. In consideration of £190 from Thornes to Jeffryes, Pate, by direction of Jeffryes, grants to Thornes in his possession by a lease for six months of the previous day, several parcels of land of Jeffryes in a piece of land of Thomas Thornes in Argoed, parish of Kinnerley, called the Bankfield and the Cockshutt (4 acres 26 perches); 2 parcels of land of Jeffryes in Argoed adjoining the Bankfield (Thomas Perkins) parcel of land called the Turfmoor Leasow (Richard Genoe); 1 butt adjoining Turfmoor leasow of 3 hoops sowing (Richard Genoe) 1 parcel adjoining the lane leading to Kinnerley (John Rogers) with reversion, remainder, right and title. To hold to Thomas Thornes, his heirs and assigns for ever. It was agreed that nothing in this be construed to release any other of the premises in the mortgage from the £700 and interest secured to Pate, the rest of the premises to continue liable to payment of it. Pate covenants he has not incumbered the premises sold; Jeffryes covenants that he and Pate are [...] in a good estate of inheritance free from incumbrances in the lands granted and have full power and authority to convey them and Thornes shall peaceably possess them; Jeffryes at the request of Thornes will make a further assurance in the law; it was agreed between all the parties that a Common Recovery suffered in Hilary term last be adjudged to be to the only use of Thornes, his heirs and assigns, forever.
Signed and sealed: Thos. Pate, John Jeffryes.
Endorsed: Witnesses to the sealing and receipt for £190: Edw Payne, Jon Chambre.
Witnesses to the interlineation: D? Garsside of Wrexham and Rowland Samuel.
Docketed: Mr. Jeffryes to Mr. Thornes Purchase Deed of lands in Argoed and Kinnerley.
Dated 16 Dec. 1752.

Covenant to produce deeds.  867/237  16 December 1752

Contents:
1) John Jeffryes, gentleman, of Wolston
2) Thomas Thornes, gentleman, of Argoed, parish of Kinnerley.
Recital of lease and release of 15 and 16 Dec. 1752 between Thomas Pate, gentleman, of Cross Howell, Denbigh. (1) John Jeffryes (2) Thomas Thornes (3), Pate as mortgagee released and Jeffryes ratified to Thornes several pieces of land in Argoed and Kinnerley to hold to Thornes and his heirs forever. Whereas the several deeds mentioned in the schedule hereunder written relate to the title of other messuages and premises of Jeffryes as well as the premises conveyed, the former being of greater value, it is agreed between Thornes and Jeffryes that Jeffryes shall have the custody of the deeds on his undertaking to produce them for the support of the title of Thornes. Therefore Jeffryes covenants to produce them at the request and cost of Thornes to maintain his title in law etc., and at the cost of Jeffryes give Thornes attested copies of the deeds, at Thornes's request.
Schedule:
10 Sept. 1728 Mr. John Jeffryes of Wolston his will 10 and 11 Sept. 1729 Indentures of lease and release between John Jeffryes gent. since deceased father of said John Jeffryes (1) Edward Kynaston gent. and Robert Meyrick Esq. (2) David Griffiths Clerk and David Davies gent. (3) Thomas Thomas gent and Margaret Thomas his only daughter (4) purporting a settlement made previous to the marriage of John Jeffryes with Margaret Thomas as also to make tenants of the freehold for suffering a recovery of John Jeffryes estate and declaring the uses thereof.
Michealmas Term 4 Geo. Exemplification of a Recovery suffered pursuant to the last deed. 6 and 7 January 1752 Indentures of lease and release between John Jeffryes son of the last named John Jeffryes (1) Thomas Buckle, gentleman (2) Vincent Phipps gentleman (3), being deeds to make Buckle tenant to the freehold and declare the uses of a recovery suffered by John Jeffryes party thereto of several messuages, lands and premises in Argoed Kinnerley and elsewhere in the county of Salop.
Hilary term 1752 Recovery suffered pursuant to the last deed.
24 and 25 March 1752 Indentures of lease and release between Edward Davies, gent. (1) Hugh Davies gent and heir at law of David Davies party to the indentures of 10 and 11 Sept. 1729 (2) John Jeffryes gent. party to the above written Indenture (3) Thomas Pate gentleman (4) purporting a conveyance from Edward Davise Hugh Davies and John Jeffryes (among other premises of the lands and premises sold to Thomas Thornes) to Thomas Pate and his heirs as a security by way of mortgage for £700 and interest.
Signed and sealed: John Jeffryes.
Endorsed: Witnesses to the sealing: Edwd. Payne and John Chambre.
Docketed; Covt. Deed from Mrs John Jeffryes to Mr. Thos Thornes to produce Deeds on his purchase of lands in Argoed and Kinnerley.
Date 16th December, 1752.

Attested copy of part of lease to deed declaring uses of Mr. Jeffryes's Recovery of 1752.  867/238  18 December, 1752

Contents:
Headed "5th" (membrane?)
To hold the messuages and lands before mentioned to Thomas Buckle from the day next before the day of the date hereof for 6 months, that by virtue of these presents Buckle may be in actual possession of the premises and be enable to accept a grant of the reversion and inheritance thereof. Signed by John Jeffryes with Rob. Lloyd and John Lloyd Clerk to Mr. Rob: Lloyd, witnesses.
Docketed: Copy of Lease to deed declaring uses of Mr. Jeffryes Recovery 1752 (2).

Attested copy of recovery suffered Hilary 1752 Vincent Phipps, demandant; Thomas Buckle, gentleman, tenant to the precipe John Jeffryes, 1st vouchee.  867/239  18 December 1752

Contents:
20 messuges, 40 gardens, 1000 acres of furse and heath and common of pasture in Woolston, Maesbrook, Argoed, Kinnerley, Porkington and Weston Rhynn and in the parishes of West Felton, Kinnerley, Salattin and St. Martins.
Docketed: Cop: Recovery suffered by Mr. John Jeffryes of Wolston Hilary 1752 (3).

Lease and Release (Assignment of mortgage).  867/240 and 241  8 and 9 October, 1754

Contents:
1) John Madocks, joiner and cabinet-maker of Shrewsbury
Frederick Madocks, sadler, of Shrewsbury
Anne Madocks, spinster, of Brompton, Salop, sons and daughter of John Madocks, gentleman, late of Brompton, deceased.
2) Thomas Thornes, gentleman, of Argoed.
Recital of lease and release 17 and 18 January, 1724/5 (867/227-8) between Pain Tuder, baker, of Shrewsbury, since deceased. (1) the said John Madocks deceased (2), Thomas Madocks, gentleman, then of Brompton, since deceased (3), reciting lease and release of 1 and 2 June 1716 between John Paine, gent., of Argoed, (1) Paine Tuder (2) John Paine granted to Tudor the messuage in Kinnerley, then or late in the tenure of John Williams and Elizabeth Peever, widow; several parcels of land belonging viz: 1 butt of land in the Bankfield, in length from the lands of Edward Davies to the hedge; a butt in Kinnerley Field of 5 pecks sowing, in length from the lands of Edward Birch to the lands of Thomas Thornes; one butt in Dovaston Field of 2 strikes sowing, in length from the lands of Jane Paine, widow, to the lands of Eleanor Gainow widow; one butt in Oakfield of 3 strikes sowing, in length from the lands of Thomas Clapham, clerk, to the lands of Edward Davies, of Sandford; one parcel in [...] field of 2 strikes sowing, in length from the lands of Edward Beavan to the lands of Roger Woof; to hold to Tudor for ever.
Reciting that in July 1719 (867/225-6) Paine Tudor in consideration of £40 from Thomas Madocks granted and demised the above premises to Madocks for 500 years for securing the repayment of £40 and interest; reciting there was then due to Madocks for principal and interest on the mortgage £49, and on the bond the principal of £10 and the interest, 9/-, in all £59.9s. therefore it was witnessed for £59.9s. and a further £11 to Paine Tudor from John Madocks, deceased, Tudor, by direction of Thomas Madocks, released to John Madocks, deceased, and his heirs, the above property, reversion, remainder, estate, right and title of Tudor, to hold to John Madocks for ever subject to the proviso that the deed would be void on the payment by Tudor of £70.9s. to John Madocks on 18 July 1725, that then John Madocks would be seised on the premises to the use of Paine Tudor and his heirs for ever. Whereas the £70.9s. was not paid, according to the proviso whereby the premises became vested in John Madocks, and whereas John Madocks deceased who was the sole executor of Thomas Madocks and his heirs at law, did by his will of 2 April 1748 devise all the premises to John Madocks party hereto the said Frederick Madocks and Anne Madocks to hold to them and their heirs as tenants in common and not joint tenants; whereas there is now due to them on the premises the £70.9s. which Thomas Thornes has agreed to pay them on the premises being assigned over to him. Therefore in consideration of £70 9s. from Thornes the Madocks assign to him the messuages and pieces of land to hold to Thornes, his heirs and assigns to their use for ever, subject to the proviso in the indenture of 18 Jan 1724/5; Madocks covenant that they have done nothing to incumber the title.
Signed and sealed: John Madocks, Fred. Madocks, Anne Madocks.
Endorsed: Witnesses to the sealing and to the receipt of £70.9s. by the Madocks from Thomas Thornes: Edw. Payne and Charles Bolas.
Docketed: Mr. John Madocks and others to Mr. Thomas Thornes Assignment of Mortgage in Fee situate in Kinnerley in the County of Salop. Dated 8th and 9th October, 1754.

Part of a pew in Kinnerley Parish Church bought by William Rogers in 1763.  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance of a moiety of a small pew in the south chancell of the parish Church of Kynnerley.  867/242  7 November 1763

Contents:
1. Thomas Lacon of Maes Brook Ucha, gent.
2. William Rogers of Crickheath, late of Astaston, gent.
Consideration: 42s.
Signature of Thomas Lacon.
Witnesses: Richard Jones, Edward Lee.

Messuage and lands in Melverley (Redrope's) bought by the Thornes of Argoed by 1750.  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See Deed to lead the uses of a fine of 29 Feb. 1666/7 which includes Richard Redropp's property in Melverley. (867/17)

Exemplification of Recovery.  867/243  Hilary 25 & 26 Charles II (1673/4)

Contents:
John Morrall, gent. and Joseph Davies, gent, demandants, William Vaughan, gent and Sara his wife tenants, John Wheeler, 1st Vouchee.
4 messuages, 30 acres of land, 15 acres of meadow, 30 acres of pasture, 10 acres of wood, 10 acres of furze and 5 acres of [...] in Melverley.

Bond.  867/244  Date illegible

(Badly damaged by damp).

Contents:
Richard Reddroppe senior of Melverley, and Richard Reddroppe junior his son and Catherine Redrope, ?....... daughter of Richard Redrope, senr......., are bound to Edward Redroppe clerk, of Chipping Norton, oxon, in a thousand pounds, the condition being to keep the covenants in a deed between the parties.
Signed and sealed by Richard Redrope, senr. Richard Redrope jnr. and Catherine Redrope.
Endorsed: Witnesses to the sealing........ Criggion and other illegible name, and Arthur Hnamer.

Release.  867/245  15 May 1679

Contents:
1. Richard Reddrop, snr., gent. of Melverley.
2. Katherine Reddrop, spinster, daughter of Richard.
In consideration of natural love and affection and for her better preferment in marriage, Richard released to Katherine in her possession by a bargain and sale for six months of the day before, the enclosures of arable, pasture and meadow by him lately purchased from Thomas Locke, Francis Bradock, Jane, his wife, John Ferres and Ann Mary his wife, in Melverley, i.e. a parcel of meadow called Walls meadow in breadth between the lands of Edward Lloyd, gent., and a common meadow called Wern-Ludwine, and in length from the lands of Richard Reddrop and others to the common meadow, of 4 acres; a parcel of meadow in the common meadow called Wernludwine, between the lands of Thomas Gittines, and the lands of John Davis, snr., and in length from the parcel of meadow before granted to the lands of William Passan, of ¼ acre; and a parcel of land in breadth between the lands of David Lewes snr and the lands of John Davis, and in length from the lands of Francis Bradock to the lands of John Tidder, of 1½ acres, with appurtenances, rights, title and deeds. To hold to Katherine, her heirs and assigns for ever. Richard covenants to warrant the premises; but if she dies before the end of the next three years without issue, it shallbe lawful for Richard to re-enter half the premises; and Richard covenants that Katherine shall peaceably possess the property, free from all former grants and incumbrances; and Richard covenants after the 3 years, and Katherine or any issue of hers being living, at her request and cost, to make a further assurance in the law which shall be to the use of Katherine, her heirs and assigns, only.
Signed: Richard Redrop.
Seal tag, seal missing.
Endorsed: Witnesses to the sealing: John Billingsley, Frances Watkins, her marke.
Docketed: No.2 15th May 1679.
Release from Richard Redrop the elder to Katherine Redrope his daughter of lands in Melverley.

Bond.  867/246  27 January 1685/6

Contents:
Richard Redrope, senior of Melverley, yeoman and Richard Redrope junior, son and heir apparent of Richard snr. are bound to Edward Edwards of Lloyntidmon, yeoman, in £80.
The condition is that the Redropes observe and fulfil the covenants in a pair of indentures of release of even date.
Signed: Rich: Reddrope.
Witnesses: Edward Mathews, Arthur Houlston, Arthur Hanmer.
2 applied seals with armorial device of 2 leopards.

Feoffment.  867/247  26 April 1688

Contents:
1. William Vaughan, jnr. of Loppington, gent., and Sarah his wife, daughter and heir of John Trystram of Loppington, deceased and grandchild and heir of John Davies, snr. of Melverley, deceased and David Vaughan, son and heir apparent of William and Sarah.
2. Edward Redrobe, of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, Clerk.
Consideration: £645.
The Vaughans release to Redrobe, being in possession by a lease for 6 months of the previous day, the messuage in Melverley in which Richard Rider now lives; another messuage in Melverley in which John Jones now lives; with all appurtenances, right and title of the Vaughans, and reversion and remainder. To hold to Edward Redrobe, his heirs and assigns for ever, of the chief Lord(s) of the fee. The Vaughans covenant to warrant and defend the premises, that they have full power to convey the premises, that Redrobe shall peaceably enjoy them free of all former grants, and at the request and cost of Redrobe make a further assurance in the law, provided Wm., Sarah and David and the heirs of Sarah and David do not have to travel out of the County of Salop to do so, to be made to the only proper use of Edward Redrobe, his heirs and assigns.
Signed and sealed: William Vaughan, Sara Vaughan, David Vaughan.
Endorsed: Witnesses to the sealing and receipt of £645 by Wm. Vaughan; G: Chambre, Tho: Owen, Rich: Redrop. Arthur Hanmer, Siml. Harcourt.
Docketed: Mr. Redrobe.
(Later hand in pencil) 26th April 1688. Release and conveyance Vaughans to Redrobe.

Bond.  867/248  26 April 1688

Contents:
William Vaughan jnr. of Uppington, Salop, gent. and David Vaughan son and heir apparent of Wm. are bound to Edward Redrobe of Chipping Norton, Oxon, Clerk, in £1,290.
Condition that the Vaughans perform and keep the covenants in indentures made between Wm. Vaughan, Sarah his now wife and David Vaughan (1) Edward Redrobe (2) of equal date herewith.
Signed and sealed: William Vaughan, David Vaughan.
Endorsement: witnesses to sealing: G: Chambres, Tho: Owen Rich: Redrop, Arthur Hanmer, John....., Siml. Harcourt, Richard Atkinson, ........? Leighton.
Parchment.

2 indentures of fine.  867/249-250  Michaelmas 10 William III (1698)

1 indenture badly affected by damp.

Contents:
Thomas Owen, plt.
Richard Redrope and John Rogers and Ann his wife, defors. one messuage, 20 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow and 20 acres of pasture in Melverley.
Fine: £100.

Bargain and Sale, not enrolled.  867/251  15 October 1705

Contents:
(1) Richard Redrobe, yeoman, of Melverley.
John Rogers, yeoman, of Melverley and Anne, his wife.
(2) Thomas Owen, gent. of the ?Rhanne, in the parish of Llandrinio, Montgomeryshire.
The 1st parties bargain and sell to Owen the messuage and several parcels of land in Melverley now or late in the tenure of Richard Redrobe, John Rogers and Ann his wife, i.e. a close of meadow called Gweiglodd Atha; a parcel of meadow of 1 acre in a common field called wern Lydan between the lands of Richard Williams and the late lands of Thomas Holland; half a days math of meadow in the same common meadow between the land late of John Lloyd and the lands of Edward Redrobe, clerk; one "peny taske" in the said meadow between the lands of Edward Redrobe and the lands of Richard Williams; 6 measures or strikes sowing of arable land in a common field called the Brenold field 7 measures or strikes seedness in another common field called the Hendre field; 13 measures or strikes sowing in another common field called the Bryn field; half a days math of meadow in a parcel of meadow called the Waine Leasow; one peny taske of meadow in another common meadow called the Wayne meadow between the lands of John Davies on both sides; and the reversion and remainder. To hold to Owen from the day before for 6 months, so that he can accept a release.
Signed and sealed: Richard Redrobe, his sign, John Rogers, Ann Rogers.
Endorsed: Witnesses to the sealing: ? Andrew Thornes, Lewis Rider, Richard Owner, ?Rob. Evans.
Docketed: No.11° 15 October 1705.
Lease for six months from Redrope and others to Owen of lands in Melverley.

Release.  867/252  10 January 1710/11

Contents:
(1) Lewis Rider, gent., now or late of Melverley.
(2) Thomas Edwards, yeoman, of Melverley.
Whereas Lewis Rider with Richard Wellins and Richard Pigg both of Brompton by their Indrs. 31 March 1710 for the consideration of £42.10s. paid by Edwards, released to Edwards, his heirs and assigns for ever all their close of land, arable and pasture then in the possession of John Venables in Melverley of c.3 acres in length from the land of Edward Redrobe to a "common" highway leading to the Church and in breadth between the land of Edward Redrobe and a common field called Maes y Pentre; one other parcel of meadow and pasture in the possession of Edward Davies, in length from a common meadow called the werne Lydan to land in the possession of John Owen, in breadth between a meadow called Cookrow meadow and the common meadow called the werne Lydan (one penny taske in the said inclosure being the land of Edward Garland) one other furlong of arable and pasture land then in the possession of Edward Davies in a common field called the Briun field in Melverley being about 2 Oswestry old strike seedness in length from the land of Edward Redrobe to the land of George Amler and in breadth between the land of Mr. Wareing and the land of Mr. Kynaston, with all and arrears; Thornes covenants to pay her the annuity free from all taxes and conditions at the times stated.
Signature and seal torn away.
Witnesses to sealing: Edward Payne and Edward Lloyd.
Endorsed: Memorandum "this Deed is delivered up and cancelled by me Witness".
Docketed: Mr. Thos. Thornes to Mrs. Bridges Grant of an Annuity of £5 Payable quarterly every 15th day of March, 15th day of June, 15th day of September, 15th day of December on a messuage tenement and land situated in Melverley.
Dated the 15th December, 1750.

Property in Oswestry bought by Edward Thornes of Oswestry in 1774  [no ref. or date]

Deed to lead the uses of a fine.  867/254  18 April, 1774

Badly affected by water.

Contents:
(1) Edmund Pryce of Newport, son and heir of Richard Pryce Esq., deceased, brother and heir of John Pryce formerly of Trewylan, Montgomeryshire, Esq., & Mary the wife of Edmund Pryce.
(2) Elizabeth Davies of the town of, widow, sister of John and Edmund Pryce.
(3) Edward Thornes of Oswestry, gentleman.
In consideration of ten pounds to Edmund & 5/- to Elizabeth from Thornes, Pryce and Elizabeth have granted and released the annual rent charge or fee farm rent of the messuage of the wife of the said formerly in the occupation of in ? Oswestry and the reversion, and all deeds and evidences now in the custody of Edmund Pryce, and copies of an indenture of release of 1703 being a settlement made previous to the marriage of the said amongst other estates of far greater value; to hold to the proper use of Thornes and for barring any estates tail made by the settlement, Edmund and Mary his wife covenant before the end of Easter or Trinity term to levy a fine to the use of Thornes.
Signed and sealed by Edmund & Mary Pryce and Elizabeth Davies.
Witnesses on dorse: Edward Pryce the son, Jo Dickin Welch Poole, Thomas Dickin Loppington.
Receipt for £10.
Docketed: Mr. Edmund Pryce to Mr. Thornes, Dated 18.

Fine.  867/255  Trinity 14 George III (1774)

Affected by damp.

Contents:
Robert Lloyd
Edmund Pryce, Clerk & Mary his wife deforciants
Elizabeth Davies, widow deforciants
One, two gardens, two orchards, one acre of land, five shillings rent in Oswestry and the Parish of Oswestry.

MARRIAGE SETTLEMENTS AND WILLS  [no ref. or date]

Marriage Settlement 1692. Thomas Thorne of Argoed to Ann Daker.  [no ref. or date]

MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT  867/256  - September, 1692 (day not filled in)

Contents:
1. Thomas Thornes of Argoed gent.
2. William Daker of Wheatall gent. and Ann daker his daughter.
Thornes is seized of certain lands viz Kay ym Brockise (3a), ¾ of a close called the Bigger Kay Brickise (5a) and 1 part of a close Kay Skot (1½a) in Edgerley, as purchased of Joan Corbett of Writon by Thomas Thornes gent. decd., father of Thomas Thornes party; and 2 other inclosures called Cae Ockes and Cay Thenog in Argoed within the township of Kinnerley, purchased of Edward Jones, Katherine Jones, Thomas Jones, John Jones, and John Vaughan by Thomas Thornes deed; one other close called Gwerclodd Kaycokes in Argoid (4a meadow) purchased of Edward and Katherine Jones by Thomas Thornes decd; inclosure called Kay ym Vallen between lands late of Thomas Paine and a certain lane (1a) purchased of Richard Williams, Thomas Geno and Robert Geno by Thomas Thornes the father - yearly value £16. A marriage is to be solemnized between Thomas Thornes and Ann Daker daughter of William Daker and Thornes is to receive a portion of £350 with her particle of Agreement. Within 3 months of the marriage, Thornes will settle the premises mentioned free of [...] except 30s. per annum payable to the poor of the parish of Kinnerley, to William Daker of the University of Cambridge clerk and John Daker of the Middle Temple, London, as trustees for Ann, to use of Thomas Thornes for life, after to use of Ann for life, the heirs of Thomas by Ann or his right heirs. As the lands are not sufficient for her to live on in case she survives her husband, Thornes covenants that within 4 years of the date of this agreement, he will lay out the sum of £480 in purchasing some lands of inheritance at a convenient place with the County of Salop and will settle them on the same trustees to the same uses William Daker covenants that he will pay the £350 portion in these instalments: £100 on the 18th May next, £100 (a legacy bequeathed by Samuel Daker late of Wheatall decd.) on the 18th May, 1694, with lawful interest, and the remaining £150 with interest from the 18th May, 1693, upon the 18th May, 1696. If Ann die within a year and a day of her marriage leaving no issue, then she may bequeath the last £150 or if she makes no will, Daker may detain this last payment.
Document not signed or witnessed.
Margain: "Thomas Groome of Sleape in the County of Salop gent" and "Her Jointure to be 401 per annum."

Articles of Agreement on marriage of Thomas Thornes and Anne only daughter of Wm. Daker.  867/257  31st December, 1692

Contents:
1. Thomas Thornes, gent. of Argoed.
2. William Daker, gent. of Wheatall, Salop.
Thornes is seised of several parcels of land, viz;- a close called Kay y Brockise, 3 acres; ¾ of a close called the bigger Kay Brockist, 5 acres; part of a close called Kay Skott 1½ acres, in Edgerley (Thomas Thornes) which lands were purchased of Joan Corbett of Writon by Thomas Thornes, gent, decd. father of the said Thos; 2 other closes of meadow and pasture adjoining together, one called Cay Cokes and the other Cay Thenog, in Argoed, township of Kinerly (Thomas Thornes) which lands were purchased of Edward Jones, Katherine Jones, Thomas Jones, John Jones and John Vaughan by Thomas Thornes decd; a close of meadow ground called Gwerclod Kay Ockes in Argoed 4 acres, purchased of Edward Jones and Katherine Jones by Thomas Thornes decd; the parcel called Kae y Vallen in breadth between the lands late of Thomas Paine on one side and a lane on the other, 1 acre, purchased of Richard Williams Thomas Geno and Robert Geno, by Thomas Thornes, decd.; all which lands are of the yearly value of £16. Whereas Thornes is to receive £350 as the marriage portion of Anne, in order to provide for her should she survive him, Thornes agreed with William Daker that he will in 3 months after the marriage convey all the above premises free from all incumbrances except a rent charge of 30s. yearly payable to the poor of the parish of Kinerly, to William Daker, Clerk, of the University of Cambridge, John Daker, gentleman, of the Middle Temple, London and Thomas Croome, gentleman, of Sleape, Salop, as trustees for Anne, to the use of Thomas Thornes for his life, and on his death, to the use of Anne for her life, and on her death to the use of their heirs, and in default of such issue, to the use of the right heirs of Thomas for ever. At the time of the sealing the above lands are adjudged not to be sufficient for Anne to live on in case she survive Thomas, Thornes agrees in the next 3 years to lay out £480 to purchase lands of £24 yearly value with a convenient place in the County of Salop, and the property will settle on the trustees, to the uses as above. In consideration of which promises William Daker agrees with Thornes to pay him £350, viz; £100 on the 18th May next, and £100, being a legacy bequeathed by Samuel Daker late of Wheathall, decd. on the 18th May, 1694, with interest and the residue, ile. £150 with interest from 18th May, 1693 on the 18th May, 1896.
Agreed that if Anne died within a year and a day after her marriage, leaving no issue, she may bequeath the £150 to whom she thinks fit, by will etc. but if she makes no will or deed of gift, William Daker may detain the £150 part of the marriage portion in his hands for his use. Agreed that in case Thomas Thornes shall not purchase by the time before limited and settle the lands so purchased on the trustees as a jointure for Anne, it shall be lawful for William Daker to detain the £150 in his hands for the sole use of Anne until such purchase be made. Thomas Thornes agrees to be at the one half of the charge in making such settlements before mentioned; and he will settle and convey the same to the uses aforesaid within the time limited as the council learned in the law of Wm. Daker directs, free from all incumbrances, except before excepted.
Thornes agrees with Daker if he, Thomas, dies before purchasing for the use of Anne, then by his will he will devise to her £480 to be immediately paid to her after his death to be laid out by her in the intended purchase.
Agreed that if Thornes has more than one child at his death or is in debt, it shall be lawful for Thornes to charge all the estate above meant to be settled as aforesaid with the raising of £200 for younger children's portions or to pay his debts, as he by his will shall appoint, provided that the estate intended to be settled on Anne for her jointure is not charged with the payment of any part of the sum till after the death of Anne. And for the true performance of every clause each party binds himself to the other in £1,000.
Signed: Will Daker
Sealed torn off.
Endorsed: Witnesses to the sealing: Andrew Thornes, Rich Littlehales, John Daker, William Daker, Jnr.
Docketed: Marriage Articles Father and Mother.
"ye 1st draught being ye original before marriage".
Two sheets of paper.

Lease & release  867/258-260  7th and 8th January, 1695/6

Contents:
1. Thomas Thornes of Argoyd gent.
2. Samuel Daker of Condover gent. William Daker of Aston Clerk, Andrew Lloyd of Fords gent. and Thomas Groome of Sleape gent.
Cons: a marriage lately had between Thomas Thornes and his wife Anne, daughter of William Daker of Wheatall gent. and £300 paid or secured to be paid as marriage portion. Lease, release and counterpart release of ¼th part of a capital messuage called the [...] , in Kynnerley, with appurtenances in Kynnerley and Edgerley, and of 3 water coln mills in Kynnerley and of another messuage in Argoyd (Thomas Thornes), as purchased of Wm. Kynaston of Ruyton, and all meadow and pasture in Argoyd, viz 1 close called Kay ym Brockist (3a), 3 parts of 4 of a close called the Bigger Kay Brockist (5a), 1 part of a close called Kay Scott (1½a) in Edgerley (Thomas Thornes): 2 other inclosures called Kay Ockes and Kay Thenog in Argoyd in the township of Kynnerley (Thomas Thornes); another close called Gwerglodd Kay Ockes in Argoyd (4a); another close called Kay ym Vallen between land of John Payne and a lane (1a) all late the inheritance of Thomas Thornes gent. decd., father of Thomas Thornes party, and by him purchased of John Corbett widow, Edward Jones, Katherine Jones, Thomas Jones, John Jones, John Vaughan, Richard Williams, Thomas Geno and Robert Geno. The yearly value is not less than £16.
Signature of Thomas Thornes.
Witnesses: Thomas Clapham, Andrew Thornes, Pater Maurince, Richard Basnett.

Marriage Settlement 1720; Thomas Thornes the younger to Mary Jeffryes.  [no ref. or date]

Thomas Thornes the elder of Argoyd, gent. Deed Poll.  867/261  2nd February, 1719/20

Contents:
Recital of 8th January, 1695 (1) Thomas Thornes (2) Samuel Daker of Cundover gent., William Daker of Aston clerk, Andrew Lloyd of Foards Gent. and Thomas Groome of Sleape gent., a settlement on Thornes' marriage with Anne his then and now wife.
Cons: A marriage agreed upon between Thomas Thornes the younger son and heir of Thomas the elder, and Mary Jeffryes eldest daughter of John Jeffryes of Wolston gent. and £500 secured to be paid as her marriage portion.
Revocation and quit claim to Thomas the younger and his heirs of a proviso in the settlement allowing Thomas the elder to charge the estate with sums up to £200 for younger children. Covenant for further assurance.
Signature of Thomas Thornes senior.
Witnesses: Thomas Clapham, Mary Peuer, Robert Lathrop.

Marriage Settlement made subsequent to the marriage of Mr. Thomas Thornes, Jnr. with Miss Mary Jeffreys.  867/262  2nd February, 1719/20

Badly affected by water, and almost entirely illegible.

Exemplification of a common recovery  867/263  7 Geo I. Trinity term (1720-1)

Contents:
See endorsement.
John Jeffreys, Edward Lloyd, William Daker, Edward Lloyd (tenants)?
Edward Baldwin and Robert --- (demandants)?
Thomas Thornes senior, Anne his wife and Thomas Thornes junior, vouchees.

Chirograph of final concord on 2 messuages, 3 barns, 2 stables, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, 50 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture, ---, 1 acre of furse, common of Pasture, common of turbary and on 60 acres land in Edgerley, Argoyd.  867/264  Quindens of Easter 6 Geo II (1733)

Contents:
--- ---ley, Esq., and Rowland --- gent., Thomas Thornes and --- his wife, Thomas Thornes.

Bond in £200 for payment of £100.  867/265  20th February, 1734

Contents:
1. Mary Thornes of Argoid in the parish of Kynnerley widow.
2. Martha Edwards of [...] widow.
Mark of Martha Thornes.
Witnesses: James Bratten (Mark), Samuel Thornes.
Endorsed: "Mary Thornes her Bond to her Sister Martha for £100".

Marriage Settlement of Thomas Thornes (son of Thomas and Mary) and Sarah. 1742  [no ref. or date]

Marriage settlement  867/266 & 267  25th January, 1741/2


Related information: See Settlement 867/374

Contents:
1. Mary Thornes of Argoid widow of Thomas Thornes late of same gent decd., Thomas Thornes of Argoid gent., eldest son and heir of Thomas decd. by Mary, and Sarah his wife.
2. Thomas Juckes of Sheerlane co Midd gent. Lease for a year of a capital messuage in Argoid (Thomas Thornes party) with appurtenances, as purchased by Thomas Thornes grandfather of Thomas Thornes decd. from John Edwards of Ness Strange gentleman decd.; and ¼th part of a capital messuage called Kinnerley Farm in Kinnerley, and of 3 water corn [...] in Kinnerley and of another messuage in Argoid, as purchased by Thomas Thornes grandfather of Thomas Thornes decd. from William Kynaston gentleman; and closes in Kinnerley, Argoed and Edgerley viz. a close called Kay yn Brockist (3a), 3 parts of a close called the [...] Kay Brockist (5a), a close called Kay Scott (1½a) in Edgerley, 2 closes called Kay Oaks and Kay Thenog in Argoid, 1 close called Gwerglod Kay Oaks (4a) in Argoid, 1 close called Kay Vallen (1a) which were the inheritance of Thomas Thornes grandfather of Thomas Thornes decd; 1 messuage in Argoid (formerly Thomas Bright) and lands; lands in the common town fields of Kinnerley and Argoid called the Cockshutt field, Kinnerley field, Rythwerne field and Bankfield well known by their several meares and boundaries (in all 16a) as severally purchased by Thomas Thornes the grandfather of Thomas Thornes party from Andrew Thornes, Richard Williams, and Fewtrell Morris; 1 parcel meadow ground in the township of Melverley called Talasarney meadow purchased by Thomas Thornes, grandfather of Thomas party from Thomas Rogers decd; 1 close adjoining the dwelling-house of Thomas party in Argoid, purchased by Thomas Thornes grandfather of Thomas Thornes decd. of John Payne gentleman.
Marks of Mary and Sarah Thornes.
Signature of Thomas Thornes.
Witnesses: Edward Lloyd, John Topp, Richard Genno.
AND COUNTERPART.

Chirograph of final concord.  867/268  Morrow (?) of Trinity 15 ? Geo II (1742?)

Contents:
Edward --.
Joseph Davies and Edward Thomas (?) and Sarah his wife plts.
Humphrey Clarke deforciant.
--- Gardens 40 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 100 acres of (pasture), --- wood, 40? acres furze, 1 heath in Melverley, Kynnerley, Edgerley and Kyna --- £200?

Marriage Settlement 1769. Edward Thornes and Sarah Edwards.  [no ref. or date]

Marriage Settlement  867/269-270  21st and 22nd March, 1769

Contents:
1. Thomas Thornes of Argoed in the parish of Kinnerley Gentleman, and Edward Thornes of Oswestry grocer, eldest son and heir of Thomas Thornes.
2. John Buckle of Lincolns Inn gent.
3. Robert Lloyd of Oswestry Esq. and Thomas Lloyd of Westfelton gent.
Cons: Marriage shortly to be had between Edward Thornes and Sarah Edwards of Oswestry spinster and to barr all estates tail.
Lease and release of a capital messuage in Argoed and Kinnerley (Thomas Thornes), ¼th part undivided of a capital messuage and lands and 3 water corn mills called Kinnerley Farm and [...] in Kinnerley and Argoed (William Bather and Joseph Thomas), another messuage and lands in Kinnerley and Argoed called Hirwen (William Jones), another messuage in Kinnerley (Edward Blodwell and Edward Jones), several parcels land in Kinnerley and Argoed called the Big Wood (Thomas Thornes) which Thomas Thornes purchased from Elizabeth Reeves and others; and a furlong or parcel in the Bank Townfield in Kinnerley (Thomas Thornes); another furlong in Kinnerley Townfield in Kinnerley (Thomas Thornes); another furlong in Dovaston Townfield (Thomas Thornes); several parcels called the Old House ground and the Rhyd y Berllan; other furlongs in the several townfields of Maes y Ffridd, Llanerch Hur, Brenall, and the Hendre, in Melverley and Kinnerley (17½a) (Thomas Thornes and William Rogers); messuage or [...] of a messuage and land in Edgerley in the parish of Kinnerley called Brockhursts and Cae Scott (Thomas Thornes) and all other property of Thomas and Edward Thornes in Kinnerley, Edgerley, Argoed, Melverley and Dovaston; so that Buckle may be a good tenant against whom a common recovery may be suffered Robert Lloyd and Thomas Lloyd demandants, Thomas and Edward Thornes vouchees; to these uses -
1. As to the ¼th of the capital messuage and 3 water corn mills called Kinnerley farm and mills, the Hirwen, the other messuage and lands (Blodwell and Jones), to use of Edward Thornes for life.
2. As to the capital messuage in Argoed and land in Kinnerley and Argoed which lies intermixed with Mr. Downes' farm, as purchased by Thomas Thornes from John Jeffreys clerk; the Big Wood purchased from Elizabeth Reeves and others; the several furlongs in the fields and the parcels in Melverley, to use of Thomas Thornes for life, and after Edward for life, to use of Robert and Thomas Lloyd during life of Edward Thornes to preserve contingent uses;
3. As to the reversion of the whole property after these estates, to use of son of Edward Thornes in succession and the heirs of their bodies, or daughters in succession and heirs of their bodies; in default to use of right heirs of Edward Thornes. Edward may, by his will [...] deed charge the property with a sum not exceeding £800 for portions for younger children. Thomas may, by his will or deed charge the property limited to him with £400 for portions for his younger children by Sarah his present wife in such proportions as he shall appoint, and after such charge the trustees shall stand seized to use of the younger children until they are satisfied. Thomas and Edward together with the consent of the trustees, may make exchanges etc. The property is only charged with one annuity of £30 to Mary Thornes widow, Mother of Thomas, and another annuity of £40 to Sarah wife of Thomas in case she survives him.
Covenants as to good title and quiet possession.
Signatures of Thomas Thornes and Edward Thornes.
Witnesses: Robert Lloyd Junior, Walter Williams.

Will of Thomas Thornes of Argoed of 1775 - powers under settlement of 1769.  [no ref. or date]

Probate copy will of Thomas Thornes of Argoed in the parish of Kinnerley gentleman.  867/271-272  7th July, 1775

Contents:
He gives his messuage called Salarnyvekking in the parish of Kinnerley (Timothy Jones) to his son William Thornes his heirs and assigns. By a deed of 22nd March, 1769 (867/270) (1) the testator and his eldest son Edward Thornes (2) John Buckley gent. (3) Robert Lloyd and Thomas Lloyd gent., a settlement on the marriage of Edward with his present wife, the testator has a power of charging the property limited to him for his life with a sum not exceeding £400 for portions of younger children by his late wife Sarah. He has 3 younger children by her, William, Richard and Mary. Edward by bond has engaged to pay his brothers and sister £300 equally between them at age 21. The testator now charges his hereditaments with payment of the £400 in addition, £100 to William to be an interest vested in him immediately from the testator's decease & to be paid within 3 months, the £300 to be divided equally between Richard and Mary at age 21 or her marriage with interest from the day of the testator's death. He gives Richard and Mary a further £700 equally divided, a survivor's share to be divided between the other and the testator's son William equally. If Richard and Mary both die before their shares are paid, the whole is to go to William. Directions for investing the £700 by the guardians of the children and for using part of Richard's share to put him to any trade they shall make choice of, having proper regard to his inclination. The residue of the testator's personal estate he gives to William and appoints him and the testator's brother John Thornes of Aberhavest co Mont clerk guardians of Richard and Mary and executors.
Witnesses: Thomas Powell, William Bevan, both of -------, Loppington.
Endorsed "Copy of Mr. Thornes of Argoyds Will 7 July, 1775 No. 26".
Probate granted 4th October, 1776 to William Thornes one of the executors.

Will of Edward Thornes of Oswestry who married Sarah Edwards. 1777  [no ref. or date]

Copy will of Edward Thornes of Oswestry, Esq.  867/273  22nd April, 1777

Contents:
Whereas by his marriage settlement of 22nd March, 1769 he has a power by any deed or his will to charge all or any [...] of the messuage and lands therein mentioned and thereby granted and released for any sums of money not exceeding £800 for the portioning of the younger children of him and Sarah his wife or for the payment of his just debts as he should by deed or his will direct without prejudicing the estate for life of his father Thomas Thornes thereby limited in part of the premises; and whereas he has a power by one deed poll of 19th April instant by any deed or his will to charge by way of demise for any term of years the messuages etc. limited with the payment of any sums not exceeding £1,000 for any use he thinks proper; now Edward being desirous of making the best provision for the payment of his debts and for portioning his daughter Sarah Thornes only living issue of his body by his wife and such other children he may have by her by his will, and he directs the £800 charged on the estate and premises in the 1st settlement to be paid first in the payment of the principal of £400 and interest due from Thornes to Mr. Edward Browne of Oswestry by mortgage on part of his wife's estate and other debts justly due at his death in aid of his personal estate not specifically bequeathed and in case there shall be any overplus of the £800, it is to be paid to his daughter Sarah and any younger children by equal shares when they reach 21 or day of marriage with interest at [...] , and before it is payable for their maintenance and education, and if any of the children die his share to be shared among the others; he gives £1,000 charged on his wife's estate by the powers in the deed of 21 of this March to his daughter Sarah, subject to the payment of his debts in case his personal estate and £800 is not sufficient, to be payable to Sarah at 21 or day of marriage: he gives £1,000 amongst such other children by Sarah living at his death to be paid with such limitations as for the shares of the £800; and whereas by the deeds of settlement the reversion or remainder in fee simple of the messuages, lands and premises therein mentioned in Kinnerley, Argoed, Edgerley and Melverley and elsewhere in the County of Salop being his own paternal estate after all the uses are spent and determined is limited to the use of the testator and his heirs forever; now he gives the property of which he is seized in reversion and remainder and all property he is now seised of in fee simple to his uncle the Rev. John Thornes of Aberhavesp, Montgom. Clerk, and Edward Browne of Oswestry Esq., and their heirs to hold forever to the following uses: to the use that they shall receive and take the rents, issues and profits thereof after the testator's death until his wife Sarah is brought to bed of the child she is now expecting and after the birth of such child to the use of the child and the heirs of its body, and in default of such issue to the use that Sarah his wife shall receive an annuity of £50 for her life for her jointure and in lieu of dower to issue out of any part of the last mentioned estate and premises payable to her by 2 equal half yearly payments, Lady Day and Michaelmas free of all taxes, the 1st payment on the Feast day next after his death; and such reversion and remainder in the whole or part of the premises shall fall into possession with power of distress and entry in case of non-payment, to the use of his daughter Sarah for her life without impeachment of waste and after the determination of that estate to the use of John Thornes and Edward Browne and their heirs during the life of Sarah in trust to preserve the contingent remainders, permitting Sarah his daughter to receive the rents, and after her death to the use of the first, second and third and all others son and sons of his daughter on condition that they assume the surname of Thornes, by priority of birth, and in default of such issue to the use of the daughters of Sarah equally between them as tenants in common in tail general with cross remainders over to each other in tail on failure of issue; and in default of such issue to the use of his brother William Thornes for his life and after the determination of that estate to the use of the first, second and third and all other sons of Wm. taking the surname of Thornes one after another by priority of birth and their sons; and in default of such issue to the use of his sister Mary Thornes for her life and after the determination of that estate to the use of John Thornes and Edward Browne for the life of Mary in trust to preserve the contingent remainders, permitting Mary to receive the rents, and after her death to the use of the first, second and third and all other sons of Mary on condition they assume the surname of Thornes, by priority of birth, and in default of such issue to the use of the daughter of Mary as tenants in common in tail general with cross remainders over to each other in tail on [...] of issue of any of them and in default of such issue to the use of his own right heirs for ever; and concerning the rents and profits thereof after his death until his wife Sarah is brought to bed of the child, in trust for the benefit of such child; and concerning such goods, chattels and personal estate he gives it thus; to his wife the use of all his household goods plate and furniture for her life and after her death to his daughter Sarah and any other daughters by his wife to be equally divided between them; and the rest of his personal estate after payment of his debts and funeral expenses to his daughter Sarah; and he commits the guardianship of his daughter and other children he may have to his wife and the care and management of their fortunes during their minority to Thomas Williams of Oswestry, linen draper who he also appoints sole executor of his will; and he desires Williams to have a reasonable satisfaction out of his real and personal estates for his care and trouble in the execution reposed in him as guardian of his children.
Witnesses: Wm. Ford, Wm. Griffiths, M. James.
Docketed: Copy of the last Will and Testament of Edward Thornes Esq. decd.

Copy of the will of Edward Thornes (see other copy 867/273)  867/274  22nd April, 1777

Copy of the will of Edward Thornes of Oswestry, Esq. (see other copy 867/273).  867/275  22nd April, 1777

Will of Sarah Thornes of Oswestry who married William Roberts. 1792. (She was the daughter of Edward Thornes and Sarah Edwards).  [no ref. or date]

Will  867/276  16th October, 1792

Paper.

Contents:
The will of Sarah Thornes, spinster, of Oswestry; she gives all her messuages, tenements and lands and real estate of which she dies seized to her kinsman George Withers for 500 years on the aftermentioned trusts and subject thereto; she gives all her real estate to her brother Edward Thornes and the heirs of his body, and in default of such issue she devises the same to her brother Richard Povall and the heirs of his body with remainder to her brother Thomas Povall and the heirs of his body and in default of such issue to her sister Mary Povall and the heirs of her body and in default of such issue she devises all her real estate to her uncle the Rev. Wm. Thornes and his heirs for ever; and she declares that the term of 500 years is so devised to George Withers in trust that he George shall on her death by sale or mortgage of a competent part of her estates levy £300 with interest for the same and pay such sum and interest amongst her 2 brothers Richard and Thomas Povall and her sister Mary Povall equally; and in trust in case her estate devolves to her brother Richard Povall under the limitation aforesaid to the intent that George shall levy the further sum of £200 and interest from her death and pay the sum between her brother Thomas and sister Mary; and in case of the death of either of them the whole to be paid to the survivor; and as to her personal estate she gives the same between her brothers Richard and Thomas and sister Mary, and appoints her uncle Wm. Thornes sole executor.
Signed and sealed: Sarah Thornes.
Witnesses to sealing: Jne Lloyd, Ann Lloyd, Edward Edwards, Jnr.
Docketed: Miss Thornes's Will, modern pencil notes re pedigree.
Armorial seal.

Marriage Settlement. 1798. Edward Thornes (son of Edward and Sarah) and Charlotte Thornes of Whettal.  [no ref. or date]

Lease for a year of a capital messuage etc.  867/277  15th November, 1798

Contents:
1. Edward Thornes of Argoed in the parish of Kinnerley Esq. now the only son and heir of Edward Thornes late of Oswestry Esq. decd. by Sarah Thornes his late wife before marriage Sarah Edwards.
2. Richard Griffiths of (Lincolns co Midd Inn) gent.
See release.
Signature of Edward Thornes.
Witnesses: Thomas Farmer Dukes and John Skrymsher

Marriage settlement  867/278  16th November, 1798

Contents:
1. Edward Thornes of Argoed in the parish of Kinnerley Esq. (now the only son and heir at Law of Edward Thornes late of Oswestry Esq. decd. by Sarah Thornes late his wife also decd. before marriage called Sarah Edwards) and Charlotte Thornes now wife of Edward Thornes of Argoed (before her marriage also called Charlotte Thornes and youngest daughter of Edward Thornes late of Whettal but now of the Green--farm, Condover, Esq.
2. Edward Thornes of the Green Farm.
3. Richard Griffiths of Lincolns Inn gent.
4. John Southern of Sutton near Shrewsbury gent.
5. The Rev. William Thornes of Alberbury clerk and William Coupland of Shrewsbury gent.
6. William Roberts of Oswestry draper and John Parry of Hinton gent.
Recital of agreement of 3-----
(1) Edward Thornes, then an infant.
(2) Edward Thornes and Charlotte his daughter.
(3) William Thornes and William Coupland.
(4) William Roberts and John Parry.
Cons: The marriage and to dock all estates tail.
Release of a capital messuage called Argoed and lands in the townships of Kinnerley, and Argoed, and Thomas Pugh), another messuage called the Hithwern farm in the parish of Kinnerley (Thomas Davies) 2 messuages and smiths shop, house and garden, in the township of Kinnerley and Argoed (Edward Blodwell and Edward Jones), parcel, or slang of land in the parish of Kinnerley (William Downes), rent £3.10.od. parcels land known as Melverley lands in the parish of Melverley (Edward Thornes of Argoed); an undivided [...] part of a messuage called Farm Hall in the parish of Kinnerley (William Rogers) and ¼th part of a watercorn mill, farm and lands called Farm Hall Mill in Kinnerley (Robert Foulkes); in order to make Griffiths tenant of the freehold for a recovery to use of Edward Thornes of Argoed and assigns for his life, after to use of Thornes and Coupland in trust to support etc., after to secure for Charlotte an annual rent of £60 from the property with right of distress etc., after to use of Thornes and Coupland for term of 99 years, and from expiration of this for term of 500 years and subject to this, to use of 1st and other sons in succession and heirs of their bodies in default, all daughters in equal shares as tenants in common and the heirs of their bodies; in default to use of Edward Thornes of Argoed, his heirs and assigns for ever. The term of 99 years is to secure payment of the £60, by giving the trustees power to mortgage or sell. The term of 500 years is to raise £600 for portions for younger children and for their maintenance. If all such children die under age and unmarried, the trustees may raise up to £600 to be applied as Charlotte shall direct in writing. The annuity for her is in lieu of all claims to dower. Thornes has power to mortgage the capital messuage for a sum up to £400 only and he has power to make leases. He may direct the trustees to sell any part of the property for a valuable consideration in money to be used in the purchase of other lands to be subject to the same trusts, or to make exchanges. The property is at present encumbered only by £800 to Thomas Lovett of Chirk Esq. on mortgage and £400 to William Griffiths of Wynnstay farrier on mortgage of part of the premises, and these are to be discharged out of £700, the fortune of Charlotte Thornes before her marriage, and assigned to the same trustees by marriage articles, and out of £500 covenanted to be paid by Edward Thornes of the Green Farm to William Thornes and William Coupland for that purpose. Covenant as to good title and further assurance. When these mortgages have been paid off, the property shall be reconveyed to trustees to be appointed by Thornes and Coupland, in trust to attend the inheritance. The £500 to be paid by Edward Thornes of Green Farm is to be taken as Charlotte's claims as one of the daughters and younger children of Edward her father by Margaret Thornes his late wife decd. by virtue of her marriage settlement. In case any legacy or sum of money or other personal estate shall during her couverture come to Charlotte or to Edward Thornes in her right, then within 1 month he shall assign it to the trustees, in trust to convert the whole into money and with the consent of Edward and Charlotte invest it in Government Stock and pay the interest to Edward during his life and after his death to Charlotte for life, and after in trust for all children of the marriage equally. Signatures of Edward Thornes of Argoed, Charlotte Thornes, Edward Thornes of the Green Farm, John Southern, W. Thornes, William Coupland, John Parry.
Witnesses: Thomas Farmer Dukes, John Skrymaher, Thomas H. Parker.

Chirograph of final concord on 10 messuages, 1 malthouse, 4 barns, 4 stables, 10 gardens, 70 acres land, 90 acres meadow, 90 acres pasture, 20 acres furze and heath and common of pasture in Condover, Edgerley, Kinaston, Devaston, Abbey Foregate and Castle Foregate and in the parishes of Condover, Kinnerley, Holy Cross and St. Gil and St. Mary's £660.  867/279  3 weeks after Trinity 59 Geo III (1819)

Contents:
William Frianick Esq. plt.
Robert Rayward gent. and Frances his wife, Margaret Parry widow, Elinor Rogers widow, and Edward Thomas (sic gentleman and Charlotte his wife deforciants.

PERSONAL PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

The Reverend Edward Thornes of Claverleyholme who was the son of Thomas Thornes and Ann Daker. He was buried 10 July 1779.  [no ref. or date]

Appointment of attorney.  867/280  1745

Contents:
Frances Daker of Whettal, Condover, widow and Administratrix of the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Wm. Daker late of Whettall, gentleman, deceased, sends greeting. Whereas there was owing from Edward Farmer late of Chicknall in the parish of Claverley, gentleman now deceased, to the Rev. Edward Thornes of Claverley home, Clerk, in right of his wife Mary who was the youngest sister of the said Edward Farmer £800 being the portion of Mary Thornes; and whereas the said Edward Thornes by articles of agreement made after the marriage of Edward and Mary of 13 May 1737 between Edward Thornes (1) Edward Farmer and William Daker (2); it was agreed that the £800 portion of Mary with £200 of Edward Thornes should be raised and paid to Edward Farmer and Wm Daker in trust to be laid out in a purchase of lands and tenements and the same when so purchased were to be settled to and for the several uses in the articles; and whereas Edward Farmer on 14 June 1738 died but had made a will nominating his mother Elizabeth Farmer now also deceased and his sister Sarah Taylor wife of John Taylor of Wolverhampton, Staffs, gentleman, co-executors; and whereas Wm Daker survived Farmer and has since died intestate whereof letters of administration of his goods have been given to Frances Daker his widow; and whereas the £800 with an arrear of interest remains and is still due by the marriage articles from Taylor and his wife as she is the surviving executrix of the will of Farmer to Frances as administratrix in trust for Edward and Mary Thornes; Therefore Frances constitutes Edwards Thornes, clerk, her attorney in her name to ask, demand, receive and recover the £800 with interest owing from John and Sarah Taylor to be laid out by him Edward Thornes pursuant to the intent of the marriage articles; and in default of payment of the money by the Taylors to sue, attach, implead, condemn and imprison the Taylors and take all their belongings, delivering them on satisfaction and her attorney may make full and sufficient releases and acquittances and anything else needful and expedient about the premises.
Sealed but not signed, and date of month omitted.
Paper.

Account of rents received from the estates at Wheatall and Pigeon Door, the Green Farm, and the house by the Brook 1761-1778.  867/281 & 282  1 February 1778

Contents:
Account of Mr. Edward Thornes to the Trustees under the will of the late Mrs. Frances Daker.
Note that Miss Daker died 26 December 1761.
Docketed on dorse: "Accounts between Mr. Edward Thornes and the Trustees under Miss Daker's will".
Another copy Docketed: "Schedule of Rents &c. between Ed.Thornes & the Trustees, made 1st Feb. 1778".

Samuel Thornes (brother of the Rev. Edward Thornes)  [no ref. or date]

Receipt for £8 from "Sister Thornes" in full for rent to Lady Day last. Signed S. Thornes.  867/283  11 June 1753

Contents:
Inclusive ?£2 allowances Land Tax & Lords rent .....
5th November 1754
Receipt from his sister Thornes £8 for rent to Lady Day last inclusive of allowances. Signed. Sam Thornes.
Docketed: Bridge House Edgerly 83.

Margaret Thornes of Farm, Kinnerley; She was the sister of the Rev. Edward Thornes  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  867/284  7 June 1737

Contents:
1. Thomas Lloyd of Osbaston gentleman, Edward Payne the younger of Pentreheylin in the parish of Kinnerley gentleman and William Powell of Argoid gentleman.
2. David Bowen of Kynnerley yeoman, 2nd son and heir by the death of his brother Thomas Bowen late deceased of Thomas Bowen late of Edgerley yeoman, his late father deceased.
3. Margaret Thornes of Farme in the Parish of Kynnerley spinster.
Recital of indenture of 21 March 1729
1. Richard Price of Kinaston in the parish of Kynnerley yeoman
2. Elizabeth Bowen (mother of David) of Edgerley widow, relict and administratrix of Thomas Bowen late of Edgerley yeoman deceased
3. Thomas Davies of Stanwardine in the Fields, Baschurch gentleman which recited 14 December 1694 (a) Edward Bowen (father of Thomas) (b) Richard Gittins. Cons: £60 Mortgage of a messuage called Tallern y Velin in Edgerley and 21st May 1701 (i) Richard Gittins and Edward Bowen (ii) Richard Wellings. Cons. £60 to Bowen. Mortgage of same and 27th September 1704 (a) Richard Wellings, Edward Bowen and Mary his wife (b) Thomas Bayton. Cons. £180 to Wellings (part due by bond from Bowen) and £40 to Bowen. Release of Tallern y Velin on mortgages:- and 21 February 1706/7 (i) Edward Bowen and Mary his wife (ii) Thomas Clapham. Cons. £220 Release of several parcels of land in Edgerley and Melverley, some of which were part of the tenement called Tallern y Velin and 12 March 1706/7 (a) Thomas Bayton (b) Thomas Clapham. Cons. £205 (c) Thomas Thornes. Release to Thorns to use of Thomas Clapham and heirs for ever; and Lidea Clapham and Lidea Clapham the younger 4 May 1728 declared that the £205 was paid by Clapham by direction of Bowen to Bayton as full satisfaction of his mortgage and that it was discounted by Clapham out of the said purchase money of £220 and reckoned as part of it and that Bayton was only meant to convey to Clapham by the indenture of 12 March 1706/7 the parcels of land called Tallern y Velin which belonged to the messuage called by that name, as before conveyed by Bowen to Clapham 21 February 1706/7. Since Clapham's death Lydea the younger was seized of the rest of the premises not mentioned in the indenture of 21 February 1706/7 in trust to use of Thomas Bowen Cons. £41 to Bowen paid by Price and 5s. 0d. to Lidea Clapham and to Lydea Clapham the younger
Release to Price of a messuage and mansion house wherein Thomas Bowen did then inhabit and lands called the close next the house, meadow all in Edgerley and part of the tenement called Tallord y Velin not intended to be the further and neather Stockums and the black sold to Thomas Clapham and which the two Lydeas had declared that they held on trust for Bowen, subject to a mortgage proviso.
29th September 1728 Thomas Bowen died intestate leaving Thomas his son a minor about the age of 17. Elizabeth Bowen took out letters of administration, out of the Bishop's Court of St. Asaph of her husband's effects and enjoyed the mortgaged premises in right of herself and her son during his minority.
Cons. £44 16. 10½. due on this mortgage. Price assigned to Thomas Davies (i.e. 21 March, 1729) Elisabeth Bowen died intestate and her son Thomas Bowen after died intestate in his minority unmarried; David Bowen then became entitled to the equity of redemption. Thomas Davies also died intestate 28 October 1730 letters of administration out of the Bishop's Court of St. Asaph were granted to Mary Davies his widow.
There then remained in the hands of Evan Lloyd Edward Rogers and Richard Price the Vicar and churchwardens of Kynnerley £50 which had long before been given by the will of Roger Gethin of Maesbrook ucha in the said parish gentleman deceased to be set out to interest by the Vicar and churchwardens to the use of the poor of the parish for ever. With the consent of a vestry meeting held in the parish church 26 November 1734 the Vicar and churchwardens raised a further £5 6s. and it was ordered that Thomas Lloyd, Edward Payne and William Powell, gentlemen and freeholders of the parish should pay off Mary Davies and take an assignment of the property.
4 and 5 December 1734 (1) Mary Davies (2) David Bowen (3) Evan Lloyd, Edward Rogers, Richard Price, Thomas Lloyd, Edward Payne and William Powell.
Cons. £55 6. 0. paid to Mary Davies. Lease and release of the messuage and lands as assigned to Thomas Davies in trust to use of the poor of the parish with mortgage proviso.
Cons. £58 6. 0. to the parish trustees and £31 14. 0. to David Bowen.
Release by way of mortgage to Margaret Thornes.
Signature of William Powell, Thomas Lloyd, Edward Payne, David Bowen.
Witnesses:- John Pary, Thomas Thornes, Samuel Thornes.
Endorsed
16 February 1738/9 David Bowen's receipt for 5s.
9 March 1738/9 David Bowen's receipt for £7 5.0.
12 March 1738/9 David Bowen's receipt for 10s.
20th April 1739 David Bowen's receipt for 4s. 6d.
5 May 1739 David Bowen's receipt for 10s.
25 May 1740 David Bowen's receipt for £24 8.7.
witnesses Thomas Thornes, Griffith Lloyd clerk, Samuel Thornes.
24 June 1738 David Bowen's receipt for £14
witness Samuel Thornes
20 November 1738 David Bowen's receipt for £11 10.0.
witness Samuel Thornes

Mrs. Mary Thornes, Thomas and John Thornes Thomas Thornes married Mary Jeffreys and had two sons, John who became the Reverend John Thornes and Thomas who married Sarah Payne  [no ref. or date]

Notebook of Thomas Thornes.  867/285  1734-8 (used later)

Contents:
With odd jottings in various different hands, including payments of lewns chief rents extracts of the Thornes pedigree out of the Heralds Office Parchment cover. Some pages torn out. (John Thornes name also in the front) (John and Thomas were sons of Thomas Thornes and Mary Jeffreys) Receipt of rent from Mrs. Mary Thornes for an estate at Kinnerley due to Lord Craven. 1734 signed J. Wolley, receipt of a heriot on Mr. Thomas Thornes death. What money ye peoples hav paid which had cattle and horses in ye Lea!

The Reverend John Thornes, son of Thomas Thornes and Mary Jeffreys  [no ref. or date]

2 notebooks containing two sermons by the Reverend John Thornes, Rector of Aberhafesp, preached between 1760 and 1784.  867/286 & 287  1760, 1766

Contents:
(He was the son of Thomas Thornes and Mary Jeffreys and brother to Thomas who married Sarah Payne.)

Richard Thornes and Thomas Thornes Thomas married Sarah Payne  [no ref. or date]

Account for work done for Mr. Richard Thornes of Argoid by Edward Lloyd.  867/288  1750

Contents:
Nov. Attending Mrs. Bridges & son & Mr. Thornes several days to treat on the sale of her estate at Melverley drawing articles for purchase... an annuity to be secured see 867/253.
Dec. drawing draft of assignment of a mortgage & purchase deed; drawing lease of possession; engrossing 3 large skins, several attendances on Mr. Bolas who is concerned for the mortgagee for instructions to draw assignment and to solicit him to prevail on Mrs. Brooke to take up her money and journey to Uphington to see her execute;
A Bond for Mrs. Brooke on her executing the purchase [...]
Total amounts to £4 14. 4d. received by Lloyd on 16 March 1750/1.

Acknowledgment of Thomas Thornes as Burgess of Oswestry.  867/289  19 July 1753

Contents:
Whereas it appears on the oath of several persons that Thomas Thornes of Argoed gent, is a burgess of the Town of Oswestry therefor Thomas Thornes ought to have all the privileges and customs as the ancient burgesses of the town have.
Signed John Griffith, Mayor
Paper.

Admission as burgess.  867/290  3 August 1753

Contents:
Whereas by letters testimonial at an election held at Oswestry before Richard Jones and John Glover Esq. Bailiffs of the town on 8 October 1673 Edward Thornes of Kinaston gent, was admitted and made burgess by the consent of Sir John [...] then High Steward and the Bailiffs of the town and Edward Thornes and his issue are burgesses of Oswestry and whereas it appears on oath that Thomas Thornes of Argoid, gent. is great great grandson and lineally descended in the male line from Edward Thornes, therefore Thomas is admitted burgess and he and his issue ought to have all the ancient privileges and usages of the borough.
Signed and sealed with the seal of the borough by the Mayor, John Griffith Esq.
Borough seal, covered in paper.
Parchment.

The Reverend William Thornes, Vicar of Alberbury. He was the son of Thomas Thornes and Sarah Payne  [no ref. or date]

Account for work done by D. Roberts for the Rev. Thornes as executor of his late father Mr. Thomas Thornes deceased.  867/291  1771-5

Contents:
This includes "drawing case in respect to the residue of Mrs. Sarah Payne of the Mote's personal estate" 1771 "Attending him at Oswestry about his title to the estate purchased of one Bowen" 1775, "Attending Mr. Thornes at Oswestry about the advertisement for sale of an estate in Argoed in which was included a piece of land belonging to Mr. Thornes", and matters relating to case with Thomas Payne.
Receipt of £12 9s. 6d. from the Rev. Thornes by Dd. Roberts in payment of his account.
Docketed: Rev. Thornes as Executor of his father Bill 12.9.6.

Certificate of Ordination as Deacon.  867/292  Sunday 19 December 1773 (28th year of the Bishop's consecration)

Contents:
Admission into the order of Deacon of William Thornes, B.A. of Pembroke College, Oxford by James Bishop of Hereford in the Cathedral Church of Hereford.
Signed: Thos. Clarke, Regr. and Jam: Hereford.

Declaration by William Thornes, Clerk, B.A. that he will confirm to the Liturgy of the Church of England and certificate that the declaration was subscribed by Thornes before his admission to the Curacy of the Parish Church of Alberbury.  867/293  19 December 1773

Contents:
Signed: Jam: Hereford and Thos. Clarke, Registrar.

Grant by the Bishop of Hereford to William Thornes, Clerk B.A. of the Office of the Curate in the Parish Church of Alberbury, Salop, for the salary of £40 p.a  867/294  19 December 1773

Contents:
Signed by the Registrar
Seal of the Bishop of Hereford (paper)
Parchment, affected by damp

Certificate of ordination as priest of William Thornes.  867/295  1775 (30th year of the consecration of James, Bishop of Hereford)

Contents:
On dorse: dates of exhibition of the certificate on the visitations of the Bishop, 1783-95.
Badly affected by damp.

Admission to the Vicarage of the parish church of Alberbury, vacant by the death of Charles Grainger Clerk, the last incumbent, granted by James, Bishop of Hereford, to William Thornes, Clerk, B.A. presented by the Warden and College of the Souls of all faithful people deceased of Oxford.  867/296  23 June 1778

Contents:
Signed: Thos. Clarke, D. Registrar and Jam: Hereford.

Mandate to induct.  867/297  23 June 1778

Contents:
Whereas William Thornes has been admitted to the Vicarage of the Parish Church of Alberbury, vacant by the death of Charles Grainger, Clerk, the last incumbent, to which he was presented by the Warden and College of the Souls of all faithful people deceased of Oxford the patrons of it in full right and have duly instituted him in the Vicarage, the Bishop therefore empowers all Rectors, Vicars, Curates, Clerks and literate persons resident in the Dicease of Hereford to induct William Thornes into the possession of the Vicarage and Parish Church of Alberbury and they are to certify that they have done so to the Bishop of Hereford, the Vicar General etc. when required to do so.
Signed & sealed: Jam: Hereford. Thos. Clarke D. Regr. On dorse: Certification that the Rev. Wm. Thornes was inducted into the Church of Alberbury 25 June 1778 by John Morris. Witnesses: Benj. Bromley, Church Warden, Richard Curston, Parish Clerk.
Paper.

Certificate that William Thornes, Clerk B.A. being that day admitted to the Vicarage of the Parish Church of Alberbury before his admission personally appeared before the Bishop of Hereford and subscribed to the 39 articles (1562) and to the 3 articles (1604) swore allegiance to the King and that he had not procured the Vicarage by any simoniacal payment or contract and that he would pay true and canonical obedience to the Bishop and his successors of Hereford to be lawful and honest and that he would be resident on his Vicarage unless otherwise dispensed with by his Diccesan.  867/298  23 June 1778

Contents:
Signed and sealed: Jam: Hereford. Thos: Clarke, D. Regr.
Paper.

Declaration of conformity to the Liturgy of the Church of England and certificate that the declaration was made by William Thornes, Clerk B.A. before his admission and institution to the Vicarage and Parish Church of Alberbury.  867/299  23 June 1778

Contents:
Signed and sealed: Jam: Hereford and Thos. Clarke, D. Regr.
On dorse: Certification that Wm. Thornes publicly in Alberbury Church read the 39 articles and gave his assent to all things in the Book of Common Prayer on 28th June 1778 witnessed by: Benj. Bromley and Thos. Briscoe Church Wardens and Richard Curston, Parish Clerk and John Morris.
Paper.

"Rules after Induction" relating to the declarations of assent to the Articles, Liturgy and Prayer Book.  867/300  N.D

Contents:
On dorse: reference to the Vicarage of Alberbury.

Licence granted by James, Bishop of Hereford to ? David B.A: to perform the office of a Curate in the Perpetual Curacy of Woolaston in the Parish of Alberbury to whom he was nominated by the Reverend William Thornes Clerk, Vicar of Alberbury.  867/301  3 January 1781

Contents:
Signed Jas. Chas. Clarke, Reg. and Jam: Hereford.

The Reverend William Thornes; Curate of Alberbury  [no ref. or date]

Letter to the Rev. Mr. Williams, Easton, nr. Shrewsbury from Ed. ? Isham.  867/302  All Souls College June 11, 1804

Contents:
The writer says Mr. Thornes may make himself perfectly easy about the Vicarage of Alberbury as it has been the invariable rule of the College to allow their Incumbents to hold a living if it becomes voidable; in several instances in his memory there have been fresh presentations where circumstances required it and Mr. Thornes might have the same indulgence if he found it necessary.
"All circumstances considered........., the new Portionist of Pontesbury is a most fortunate men."

Licence and faculty to perform the office of Curate in the Perpetual Curacy of Criggion in the parish of Alberbury Co. Montgomery, granted to William Thornes by the Bishop of Hereford (Folliott), the curacy being void by the death of Morgan Davies, Clerk, the last Curate there, to which Thornes is nominated by Ralph Leeke, Esq. of Longford, Salop.  867/303  21 August 1807

Contents:
Signed: Fo. Hereford.

Declaration and certificate of conformity to the Liturgy made by William Thornes before his admission and licence to the perpetual curacy of Criggion, Alberbury, Montgomery.  867/304  21 August 1807

Contents:
Signed: J. Hereford.
On dorse: "The within Declaration was made by the Rev. Mr. Thornes this thirtieth Day of August 1807.
Witnesses: Wm. Lloyd, Thos Powell, Richard Williams John Morris, Richard Wild.
Paper - torn.

Certificate of Ordination as Deacon.  867/305  Sunday 21 May 1826

Contents:
Admission into the order of Deacon of William Thornes, A.B. of Christchurch College Oxford by George Isaac, Bishop of Hereford in the Chapel of St. Mary College of Winchester nr. Winchester.
Signed: George Isaac Hereford.

Licence to William Thornes Clerk A.B. to perform the office of a Curate in the Parish Church of Alberbury to which he is nominated by William Thornes, Clerk, incumbent thereof. He is allowed by the Bishop of Hereford (George Isaac) to reside at Pontesbury 3 miles from Alberbury assigning him the salary of £40.  867/306  21 May 1826

Contents:
Signed: George Isaac Hereford.
Seal of the Bishop of Hereford.

Edward Thornes of Oswestry son of Thomas Thornes and Sarah Payne  [no ref. or date]

Bond.  867/307  26 October 1771

2 applied seals, cracked.

Contents:
Samuel Davies of Melverley yeoman and Thomas Rogers yeoman of the same place are bound to Edward Thornes of Oswestry gentleman in £50.
Condition that if Davies performs the covenants in a pair of indentures of lease containing one skin of parchment each of the same date as these presents between Edward Thornes (1) and Samuel Davies (2) being a lease of certain premises for 7 years.
Signed with the mark of Samuel Davies.
On dorse: Memorandum that it was agreed upon by the parties before the execution of the bond that the said Thomas Rogers, his heirs, executors and administrators should stand bound to Thornes for Samuel Davies for the payment of the rent and performance of the covenants in the lease for the term of 3 years only.
Signed: Edward Thornes and the mark of Samuel Davies.
Docketed: Davies and another to Thornes Bond for performance of Covenants in a Lease 26 October 1771.
Various additions of sums of money, one being an allowance for a load of lime.
Paper.

Receipts  867/308  1 August 1772

Contents:
Receipt from Mr. Thornes of 10/- being 2 years chief or fee farm rent due at Lady Day last out of a House in the Bailey Street Oswestry to the Rev. Mr. Thomas Powell and Jo. Dicken as Trustees in the will of the late John Pryce Esq deceased. Signed Jo. Dickin.
On dorse:
18 February 1774
Receipt from Mr. Thornes of 5/- being one year's chief or fee farm rent due at Lady Day last out of a house in Bailey Street Oswestry to the Rev. Mr. Edmund Pryce by Jo. Dickin.
(? Edward Thorne's house)

Two receipts of fee farm rent signed by Edmund Pryce.  867/309 & 310  1774

Contents:
Stuck on 867/194.

Bond.  867/311  24 November 1775

Applied seal, cracked.

Contents:
Edward Thornes of Oswestry Esq. is bound to Thomas Rogers of Melverley, farmer in £280.
Condition that Thornes pay to Rogers £140 with interest at 4¼% p.a. on 24 May next.
Signed and sealed by Edward Thornes.
Witness: Lewis Jones.
21 February 1779
Agreement to pay interest for the £140 at 5% p.a. from 24 November last. Signed Richard Povall witnessed by Dd. Roberts.
11 December 1797 Receipt from W. Jones of a quarter's interest (£1 5s.) due 24 November last, signed with the mark of Mary Davies.
Witness: Thos. Hughes
21 March 1798 Receipt from Mr. Jones of a quarter's int. due 24 February last by Mary Davies witnessed by Tho. Hughes.
23rd February 1799 Receipt by Robert Pool of Maesbrook Ucha, Kinnerley gent. the acting executor of Thos. Rogers deceased from the Rev. Wm. Thornes and Mr. Wm. Coupland trustees in the marriage settlement of Miss Charlotte Thornes, £100 in discharge of the principal money due on this bond, Edward Thornes having paid all interest due. Signed with the mark of Robert Pool witnessed by Milwd: Rogers.
24 November 1779-2 June 1797 Receipts of interest signed by Mary Davies, witnessed by Tho. Hughes & William Williams.
Docketed on dorse: Thornes Esq. to Rogers. Bond for £140 & Interest at £4 5% 24 November 1775.
Paper.

Bond.  867/312  27 April 1776

Contents:
Edward Thornes of Oswestry, Esquire, is bound to Martha Evans of North Park Street, Grosvenor Squre, London in £200.
Condition that Edward pay to Martha £100 with interest at 4½% per annum on 27 October next.
Signed and sealed: Edward Thornes.
Witnesses: Lewis Jones, Clerk to Mr. D. Roberts.
1779-97 Receipts of interest.
25 June 1778 Memo. that Martha having agreed to continue her money on the securities of the bond, the interest is increased to 5% beginning from 27 April last.
Signed: Richard Povall. Witness: Dd. Roberts.
Docketed: Thornes to Evans. Bond for £100 and interest at 4½ per cent. 27th April 1776.

Applied seal, cracked.  867/313  27 July 1778

Contents:
Assignment of a bond.
1. Martha Evans of North Park Street, Grosvenor Square, London, but now of Cowdrey in Sussex, spinster.
2. Price James Evans of Shrewsbury, watchmaker, brother of Martha.
Whereas by a bond of 27 April 1776 Edward Thornes of Oswestry, Esq., since deceased, became bound to Martha in £200 conditioned for the payment of £100 and interest at 4½% p.a. on 27 October then next ensuing; and whereas Richard Povall, gentleman, who has since the decease of Edward Thornes married Sarah Thornes hi widow and administratrix, did in a writing endorsed on the back of the said bond and signed by him dated 25 June last, in consideration that Martha Evans had agreed to continue the principal sum of £100 on the security of the recited bond undertake and agree to pay her interest for the same from 27 April last at the rate of £5 for a year; and whereas there is now due to Martha for principal and interest £101.5s; now in consideration of £101.5s. to Martha from Price Martha has bargained and sold and assigned to Price the recited bond and the undertaking or agreement of Richard Povall and every sum thereon now due and the right, title and claim of Martha to the bond and agreement and the money secured, to hold to Price James Evans; and for better enabling of Price to recover the money and premises Martha has appointed Price her attorney in her name but his use to demand and receive from the heirs and executors of Edward Thornes the sums due on the bond and to demand and receive from Richard Povall the sums due by virtue of the endorsed undertaking, and on non-payment thereof to sue for and recover the same and on payment thereof to deliver up the bond and undertaking to be cancelled or to give sufficient releases or discharges for the same or one or more attorneys under him to constitute and appoint, and whatever Price shall lawfully do in the premises Martha ratifies and allows; Martha covenants with Price that she has not received nor will receive the money due on the bond and undertaking, nor will disallow or discharge any action etc. for the same to be brought nor countermand or revoke the power given to Price without the special licence of Price first in writing or on a court order, but will allow all lawful proceedings for the recovery thereof. Price saving Martha from all costs.
Signed & sealed by Martha Evans.
Witnesses: William Newman, Mary Jackson.
22 January 1799 Price James Evans acknowledges to have received this day from the Reverend William Thornes and William Coupland (Trustees in the marriage settlement of Edward Thornes of Argoed Esq. made subsequent to his marriage with Miss Charlotte Thornes) £100 in discharge of the principal money due on this bond the said Edward Thornes having paid Price £8.15s. for the interest to this day.
Signed: Price James Evans.
Witness: Jno Skymsher.
Docketed: 27th July 1778. Evans sp to Mr. P. Jas. Evans.
Assignment of the late Mr. Thornes Bond for £100 and interest.
Paper.

Account of the late Mr. Thorne's Debts.  867/314  N.D

Contents:
Including: To Mr. Thornes and Miss Thornes under their father's will £400.
"To Thos. Rogers by Bond £150. 0s. 0d."
N.B. ? Edward and Sarah, children of Edward and Sarah of Oswestry.

Sarah Thornes and Edward Thornes who were the children of Edward Thornes of Oswestry  [no ref. or date]

Account book (of Mr. Lewis Jones?) in account with Mr. Edward Thornes, with account of rents received and of disbursements including the payment of interest, of bills, including the school fees of Master Thornes at Shrewsbury School.  867/315  1782-1805

Contents:
8 June 1805 "The foregoing account was then examined settled and allowed and the Balance of three pounds 11/8 paid by Mr. Jones to Mr. Thornes As Witness our Hands Lewis Jones, Edward Thornes.
Parchment cover - pieces of a conveyance.

Bond.  867/316  20 June 1794

Contents:
Sarah Thornes of Woodgate, Salop, spinster, the Rev. Wm. Thornes of Alberbury, clerk and Lewis Jones of Oswestry gentleman, are bound to Isaac Ratcliffe of Knockin Hall, Farmer in £400.
Condition that if the Thornes and Jones pay to Ratcliffe £200 with interest on 20 December next this obligation to be void.
Signed and sealed: Sarah Thornes, W. Thornes, Lewis Jones.
Witnesses: Tho. Hughes, Thos. Wingfield, jnr. 18 January 1799.
Receipt by Ratcliffe from the Rev. Wm. Thornes and Wm. Coupland trustees of the marriage settlement of Edward Thornes of Argoed, Esq., made subsequent to his marriage with Miss Charlotte Thornes, £200 in discharge of the principal money due on this bond, the said Edward having paid him 15 for the interest.
Witness: Jno. Skrymsher.
Docketed on dorse: Dated 20th June 1794.
Thornes and others to Ratcliffe. Bond for £200 and [...]
Paper.
3 applied seals.

Receipt by Sarah Thornes of all the rents and profits due to her from her Uncle Willm.  867/317  15 May 1795

Contents:
Thornes which he received for her and settled all accounts and disbursements.

Acknowledgment by Coupland Dukes & Salt to have in their possession deeds of partition between the devisees of the late Mr. Edw. Thornes dated 16 July 1819.  867/318  21 July

Executorship and Trusteeship Papers  [no ref. or date]

Thomas Thornes of Argoed trustee by the settlement on the marriage of John Probert and Anne, his wife 1677  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance  867/319  16 May 29 Charles II (1677)

Contents:
1. John Probert of Kynaston yeoman.
2. Thomas Thornes of Argoed gent and John Probert of Asterley yeoman.
3. Richard Bratton of Edgerley yeoman.
Consideration: Performance of articles between John Probert and Richard Bratton dated 18 February last in consideration of a marriage then to be had and now since solemnized between John Probert and Anne his wife; and £30.
Conveyance of a messuage (John Probert) and land in the township and fields of Kynaston to Thornes and Probert on trust to the use of John Probert and Anne his wife for their joint lives and the life of the survivor, and after to use of the heirs of the body of John begotten on Anne, male and female, and for want of heirs to his right heirs.
Mark of John Probert.
Witnesses: Edward Thornes of Kynaston, Humphrey Clarke, Edward Davies.

Thomas Thornes of Argoed executor of the will of Mary Adams, of Cotton, widow. 1724/5  [no ref. or date]

Release.  867/320  8 January 1724/5

Contents:
Roger Clarke of Kenwicke Park, Salop, Taylor and Anne his wife lately called Anne Groome daughter of Thomas Groome late of Sleape Magna, Salop, gent, send greeting. Whereas Mary Adams late of Cotton, Salop, widow deceased by her will of 9 May Anne (1710), bequeathed to Anne Groome £5 with the interest thereof to be paid to Anne when she attained 21; and she appointed Thomas Thornes of Argoed, gent. her sole executor; and whereas Mary Adams soon after making the will died and Thomas Thornes caused the will to be proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury; and whereas Anne has married Roger Clarke and attained 21 now Roger and Anne in consideration of £8.10s. 0d. from Thornes acquit and exonerate Thornes from all actions and demands.
Signed and sealed by Roger Clark and Anne Clark.
Witnesses: Ed. Phillips, Robert Jacks, Phillip Slater.
Docketed: Mr. Roger Clarke Release to Mr. Thornes Executor of Mrs. Adams for a legacy left to the new wife of Mr. Clarke 8 January 1724.
Paper.

Thomas Thornes of Argoed trustee on the marriage of Edward Tuder and Elizabeth Briscoe. 1763  [no ref. or date]

Release  867/321  19 March 1763

Contents:
1. Samuel Tuder als Tydder of Dovaston in the parish of Kynnerley skinner and Edward Tuder son and heir of Samuel.
2. Paul Briscoe of Haughton, West Felton, yeoman and Elizabeth Briscoe one of the daughters of Paul.
3. Forth Winter of Norfolk Street, St. Clements Dane gent and John Mayer of Grays Inn, London gent.
4. Thomas Edwards of West Felton yeoman and Thomas Thornes of Argoed in the parish of Kynnerley gentleman.
Consideration: an intended marriage between Edward Tuder and Elizabeth Briscoe and £35 portion and docking of all estates tail.
Release to 3rd parties of a messuage in Dovaston (Samuel Tuder) and all property of Samuel and Edward in Dovaston in the parish of Kynnerley, in order to suffer a recovery to use of the trustees in trust, Samuel for his life, trustee to preserve, Edward and heirs by Elizabeth etc.
Signatures -
Witnesses: John Joyce, John B -- - ly, Evan Edwards.

Thomas Thornes and his son, the Rev. William Thornes, as trustees for the children of John Foulks. 1769-82  [no ref. or date]

Account book of disbursements of Thomas Thornes (as trustee for the children of John Foulks, deceased under the care of Mis. Wilde?).  867/322  1769-1774

Receipt by Elizabeth Foulks (?) from the Revd. Mr. (Wm) Thornes as executor to his father Mr. Thomas Thornes the sum of £12 being in full of all demands for her portion bequeathed her by her father John Foulks; this is a full discharge of all demands from her father's executor the late Mr. Thomas Thornes and Mary Wilde.  867/323  4 October 1782

Contents:
Witnesses: Jane Hinton, Mary Wild.

Letter from F. Leighton.  867/324  Shrewsbury 25 October, 1842

Contents:
"I have received a copy of your grandfather's will, which I understand you desired to be forwarded to me, expressing your wish that I as executor to the will, should look to your interests. You are mistaken in supposing that I have anything to do with it. Mr. Thornes 'having? survived my grandfather the Rev. Francis Leighton; the responsibility of executing the will rests wholly with the representative of Mr. Thornes: On enquiry I find that the money, to which you allude, is placed in the funds in the name of Mr. Thomas William Thornes and the dividends are duly paid by him to Mr. Wilde' account at Mr. Salt's Bank in Shrewsbury. Mr. Thornes is a most upright honourable man, who will see justice done to all the parties interested in the execution of your grandfather's will, and you need be under no apprehensions lest you should not get your share of his bequests. I return your copy of the will and remain etc.

FAMILIES RELATED TO THE THORNES  [no ref. or date]

FAMILIES RELATED TO THE THORNES OF SHELVOCK  [no ref. or date]

PHILLIPS & PRICE FAMILIES  [no ref. or date]

DEEDS & WILLS  [no ref. or date]

2 Messuages in High Pavement  [no ref. or date]

Bargain and Sale.  867/325  21 January 1 James I (1603/4)

Contents:
1) Edward Gifford of the White Ladies, Esq.
2) Thomas Evans of Shrewsbury, clothier.
Consideration £12.
Gifford bargained and sold one little messuage or cottage in Shrewsbury in a street called the High Pavement late in the tenure of Richard Langley, sherman, with all appurtenances, etc. and all deeds, to hold to Evans, his heirs and assigns forever; covenant to warrant title; Gifford covenants he has full power to convey the same free from incumbrances or anything done by him or anyone claiming under him or Thomas Throgmorton of Coughton, Warwickshire, Esq and Margarett his wife, one of the daughters and heirs of one William Norwood Esq. decd., or under King Henry VIII, one yearly rent of 2/- claimed by the bailiffs and burgesses of Shrewsbury and the services and rents due to the chief lord of the fee only excepted; covenant for peaceful possession; Gifford will in the next five years at the request and cost of Evans make further assurances in the law; provided Gifford does not have the travel over five miles from his house at White Ladies. Gifford's attornies: John Baule of Shrewsbury, gent, and Richard Collins of Shrewsbury, mercer.
Signed: Edward Gifford.
Endorsement; Thos [...]
Witnesses: Jo. ?Gage, Thomas Mereddyth, George Perche, Fra.? R.? [...] John ab Edward, Richard Meredeth, John Baule.
Docketed: No. 1 21 January 1st Jan' 1603
Edwd. Gifford Esq. to Thos. Evans Purchase Deed of a messuage in the High Pavement in Shrewsbury. Cons. £12.
High Pavement. Parchment tag, seal missing.

Bargain and Sale, not enrolled.  867/326  9 April 1622

Contents:
1) William Alkyn alias Alkins of Shrewsbury, tanner, Margarett his wife
2) Sir Francis Newport of High Ercall, knight.
Consideration: £120
The Alkyns grant the messuage and appurtenances in Shrewsbury in the High Pavement now or late in the joint tenures of Olyvery Alkyn alias Alkins, draper and Charles Longdon, baker, with all outbuildings, etc., the reversion and remainder, right and title and all deeds; to hold to Newport and his heirs forever covenant to warrant title; covenant for peaceful possession free from former conveyances and without trouble from Wm & Margarett, or claimants under him, except such part of the premises as Charles Longdon may claim by force of a lease of 24 June 13 James I (1615) made by Wm Alkyn to Charles Longdon for 21 years at the yearly rent of 50/- to be paid to Newport and Wm promises that he and his wife in the next 7 years at the request and cost of Newport to make further assurances in the law, provided the Alkyns do not have to travel out of the County of Salop: such assurances are to be made to the use of Newport, his heirs and assigns forever; Alkyns appoints as his attornies Richard Gibbons and Robert Allestree, gentleman, to deliver possession.
Signed: William Alkyn, Margaret Alkyn.
Witnesses on dorse: Ro: Allestree, Rich: Davies, Ric Clowes, Reginald Piper.
Memorandum that the 11 April 1622 Reginald Piper, gent, attorney on behalf of Newport by virtue of a warrant of attorney of 10 April 20 James I (1622) took and received of Richard Gibbons and Robert Allestree, gents, attorneys full and peaceable possession of the messuage.
Witnesses: Thomas Evans, Oliver Alkyn, Richard Ward, and the mark of Charles Longdon, Tho: Rider.
Signed by Richard Gibbons, Ro: Allestree, Reginald Piper.
Docketed: 9 Ap: and 1622 Jac 20 Deed of Purchase from Alkyn to Sir Fr. Newport. No. ?1.
9th April 1622 Castle Street.
2 parchment tags, seals missing.

Mortgage  867/327  20 January 1630/1

Contents:
1) Benjamine Evans of Shrewsbury, gent.
2) Thomas Downes of Shrewsbury, tanner.
Consideration: £30
Evans has bargained and sold the messuage in Shrewsbury in High Pavement how in the tenure of John Williams, tailor, with all appurtenances, reversion and remainder, right of Evans, and all deeds; to hold to Downes, his heirs and assigns forever; covenant to warrant title; provided that is Evans pay Downes £32 8s. on 24 January 1631/2 this indenture shall be void; Evans covenants that after default in payment Downes may peacefully hold the premises free from former conveyances and incumbrances; and Evans within 7 years after the default at the request and cost of Downes make further assurances in the law, provided Evans does not have to travel over 20 miles to do so; and such assurances shall be to the only use of Downes and his heirs; Downes covenants that until default is made Evans shall peacefully hold the premises, taking the rents and profits.
Signed: Benjamin Evans.
Endorsement: Memorandum of Downes' receipt from Evans on 25 May 1637 £32 8s. in redemption of the mortgaged messuage and in consideration of it Downes has reassured, released and reconveyed the same premises back to Evans. Signed with the mark of Thomas Downes.
Witnesses: Francis Hinckes, Lewis Davies, Adam Oliver, Abraham ?France, Henry Benney.
Docketed: Mrs. Clarkes Writings.
No. 2 20 January Car 1630 Benjamin Evans to Thomas Downes.
Mortgage in fee of a house on the High Pavement in Shrewsbury for securing £32 8s.
25 May 1637 Thomas Downes Acct. for said £32 8s. and his rel' of sd. mortgd. premises.
Parchment tag, seal missing.

Seal, chipped, on parchment tag.  867/328  26 May 1637

Contents:
Bargain and sale not enrolled.
1) Benjamine Evans of Shrewsbury, gentleman
2) Adam Ollyver of Shrewsbury, glasier.
Consideration: £33 10s.
Evans has bargained and sold the messuage in High Pavement, Shrewsbury, once in the tenure of John Williams, tailor, and, now of Benjamin Evans, with all appurtonances, reversion, remainder and deeds, to hold to Ollyver and his heirs and assigns forever; covenant to warrant title; covenant for peaceful possession of the premises free from former conveyances and incumbrances; and Evans and Marie his wife covenant in the next 7 years to make further assurances in the law at the request and cost of Ollyver, provided the Evans do not have to travel over 20 miles to do so, such assurances to be to the use of Ollyver his heirs and assigns forever;
Signed: Benjamin Evans.
Endorsement: witnesses: Jacke Longe, Thomas Podmore, Abraham Fraunce, Edward Benney, Henry Benney.
Md. of delivery of seisin on 31 May 1637.
Md. that Adam Oliver made for Benjamin Evans "in on Windowe in the greate Chamber in the Raven and the Window above on hundred and twelve foote of glass price £2 6s. 8d. which he did enioyne but in this bargayne within mencioned and twelve peeces in the greate Chamber Windows of the twelve Sibbeles xxilijs price".
Docketed: No. 3 3 26 May 13 Car' 1637
Benjamin Evans to Adam Oliver Purchase Deed of a House on the High Pavement, in Shrewsbury. Cons. £33 10s.

Bargain and sale not enrolled.  867/329  26 April 1653

Contents:
1) The Rt. Hon. Francis Newport of Eyton.
2) Samuell Lloyd of the town of Salop, draper.
3) William Thynne of Kenley, gent. John Hardinge of the town of Salop, gent.
Consideration: £72.
Newport has granted to Lloyd the messuage in Salop in a street called the High Pavement now or late in the joint tenures of Anne Rawson, widow and Charles Longdon, baker, and all outbuildings, shops and courts belonging, with all rents and profits, reversion and remainder, and all deeds and writings; to hold to Lloyd, his heirs and assigns forever; Newport will warrant his title; and that Lloyd may peaceably enjoy the premises free from incumbrances; and Newport promises at the request and charges of Lloyd to make further assurances in the law provided Newport does not have to travel from his house or usual place of abode to do so; Newport makes William Thynne and John Hardinge his attornies.
Signed: Newport.
Witnesses to sealing on dorse: tho: Jones, Richard Bale, John Colles, Sam: Daker.
Md. that possession and seisin was given by Thynne, witnessed by Tym: Tournour, Ri: Clarke, Wm Thynne, Sam: Daker, Thomas Berisford.
Docketed: No. 2 Bargaine and Sale from Newport to Lloyd, 26 April 1653 High Pavement.
Parchment tag, seal missing.

Receipt by Sir Francis Newport from Mr. Samuel Lloyd of the town of Shrewsbury the sum of £72 in consideration of which sum he binds himself to convey and pass to Lloyd and his heirs the fee simple of 2 houses with their appurtenances in the High Pavement in the town of Shrewsbury in one of which Charles Longdon now dwells and in the other widow Rawson by such assurance in law as shall be reasonably advised by his counsel learned at the costs and charges of Lloyd and this upon demand.  867/330  26 December 1653

Contents:
Signed and sealed: Fra: Newport.
Witnesses: John Colles, Thomas Hewye
Docketed: For Mr. Sam. Lloyd.
Applied seal. Paper.

Marriage Settlement.  867/331  1 October 1655

Contents:
1) Tymothie Tourneur of the Hall of Bold, Salop, Esq. apprentice in Law.
2) Samuell Lloyd of Shrewesbury, draper.
3) Thomas Childe of Sorthwicke, Worcs. Esq Frances Newton of Shrewesbury, gent.
In consideration of the marriage between Lloyd and Mary his wife, eldest daughter of Tymothie, and in performance of an agreement in writing between Tym: and Sam: before the marriage Tymothie and Samuel grant to Childe and Newton the 2 messuages, land, meadows, leasew, pastures and woodgrounds of Samuell now in the tenure of Samuell in Wynnesley in the parish of Wesbury, Salop, and all other property of Tym: and Sam: in Wynnesley which sometime were the messuages and lands of Nicholas Gibbons, sometime alderman of Shrewsbury and of Francis Gibbons, Doctor of Devinity and Richard Gibbons, gent, sons of Nicholas or of John Gibbons, gent, son and heir of Francis Gibbons and the reversion and remainder of the premises; and Samuell grants to Childe and Newton the messuage and gardn in the parish of St. Marys, Shrewsbury whichhe lately purchased of the Rt. Hon. Francis Newport of High Arcall; to hold to Childe and Newton and their heirs forever, to the use of Samuell and Mary Lloyd for their lives for the jointure of Mary, and after their decease to the use of the heirs of Samuell by Mary, and in default of such issue to the right heirs of Samuell forever; Sam; covenants with Tym: that is Sam; has a son or sons by Mary, then he will permit the premises immediately after the death of Sam to come to that son or one of the sons or in default thereof then to give or leave to such son after the death of Samuell some otherland of estate of inheritance or other thing of as good value as the premises in Wynnesley; and if Sam: has no son at his death then he shall give to his daughter if but one or to his daughters if more the sum of £1200 to be paid to her or them equally.
Signed: Francis Newton
Witnesses on dorse: Sam: Daker, Tho: Hale.
Docketed: A counter part of Mr. Sam: Lloyds Settlement of his wife the Originall in Mr. Fra: Newton's hands.
Date 1 October 1655 Wynnesley, parish of WEstbury, County of Salop.
2 tags, seals missing.

Bargain and Sale, not enrolled.  867/332  27 June 1665

Document affected by water.

Contents:
1) Richard Beacoll of Shrewsbury, butcher.
2) Samuell Lloyd of Shrewsbury, gent.
Consideration: £12
Beacoll has granted to Lloyd a certain piece of ground adjoining St. Mary's Church, in Shrewsbury, now or late in the possession of Thomas Alta, carpenter, abutting on and adjoining to a garden of Tymothy Turnour, Esq Recorder of Shrewsbury on one side and the lands of Richard Beacoll on the other and measuring in breadth of ?five woollen yards at least along the Churchyard and adjoining and abutting on the lands of Samuell Lloyd and Roger (Lan)gley Esq in the possession of Richard Clarke, butcher, and consisting in length from the Churchyard to the said last mentioned lands of fifteen woollen yards, on part of which gound Samuell has newly erected a building, with all rights and appurtenances, and the reversion and remainder and right of Beacoll, and all deeds and copies; to hold to Lloyd his heirs and assigns forever; covenant to warrant the title covenant that Beacoll had full right to convey the premises and that Lloyd may enjoy them peacefully free from incumbrances; and Beacoll at the request and costs of Lloyd make further assurances in the law to the use of Samuell, his heirs and assigns forever.
Signed: Richard Beadoll
Witnesses on dorse: Ri: Taylor, Ri: Clarke, Edw. ?Benney.
Docketed: 27 June 1665 St. Mary's Church Yard. 5
Rest of docketing illegible.
Seal on tag, covered in paper.

Release.  867/333  20 December 1699

Contents:
Mary Eyton of Pentre Maddock, widow, one of the daughters and heirs of Samuel Lloyd decd. late one of the Alermen of Shrewsbury sends greeting. Mary for a competent sum from Gibson St. Leger of the City of London, gent and Abigall his wife, Abigall being the other daughter and coheir of Samuell Lloyd has granted and released to Gibson and Abigal in their peaceable possession and seisin for their lives and the longer liver of them, all the estate right and title, reversions and claim of Mary in the messuage lately divided into 2 messuages in the High Pavement in the Parish of St. Mary Shrewsbury, with the gardens, stables and cuthouses belonging so that Mary and her heirs shall have no right to the premises; and that Mary covenants that she has nothing to incumber the premises; and within the next 7 years Mary at the request and cost of Gibson and Abigall or the assigns of Abigall will make further assurances in the law provided the persons making the same are not compelled to travel from their abodes to do so.
Signed: M. Eyton.
Witnesses on dors: Mary Staenly and John Lloyd.
Receipt by Mary Eyton of £130 being the consideration for the release from Gibson and Abigall.
Docketed: Mrs. Eyton's Release to her sister of a messuage in Salop. 20th December 1699 No. 8 Castle Street.

Lease and Release.  867/334 & 335  12th & 13th October 1705

Contents:
(Marriage Settlement)
1) Francis Clarke of Shrewsbury, Clerk.
2) William Kinaston of Ruiton, Salop, gent.
Clarke in performance of his promise and agreement before his marriage with Margarett his now wife who is neice to Kinaston, and for providing a jointure and maintenance for Margaret and for the assuring and settling of the messuage on the heirs of Francis and Margaret to the uses following has granted and released to KinAston in his possession by virtue of a bargain and sale for 6 months of the day before the messuage in Shrewsbury in High Pavement now in the holding of Francis Clarke with all appurtenances, reversion remainder right and title of Clarke, to hold to Kinaston; his heirs and assigns on the several uses following i.e. to the use of Francis and Margaret and the survivor of them during their lives, and after the death, the survivor of them to the use of the heirs of the body of Margarett by Francis, and for want of such issue to the use of the heirs of the body of Francis, and in default of such to the use of the heirs of the body of Margarett, and for want of such to the use of Francis and his heirs forever; and Clarke covenants to warrant the title; and at the request of Kinaston, at his own cost to make further assurances in the law.
Signed: Francis: Clarke.
Endorsement: Witnesses: John Gittins, Thomas Harris, Nehe: Milward. Lease docketed: 12 October 4th Ann 1705 Fras Clarke to Mr. Wm Kynaston Lease of Possession.
Release Docketed: No. 4 13th October 4 Ann 1705 Rev: Mr. Fras Clarke to Mr. Wm Kinaston. Settlement of a house in the High Pavement in Shrewsbury. Parchment tag, seal missing in both documents.

Letters of administration of the goods and chattels of John Price late of Shrewsbury, decd.; administration granted to Sara Price, his widow.  867/336  22 March 1710/11

Copy of the will (5 November 1712) and probate (24 April 1713) of Frances Ironsides of Shrewsbury, widow; she wishes to be buried in the Parish Church of Moreton Corbett; she bequeathes 50/- to be paid byher executor to the poor of St. Mary's Parish in Salop; she gives her large silver tankard, a bed, and set of chairs to her nephew Corbett Kinaston; to her granddaughter in law Frances Disney her wrought bed and furniture, a set of damask linen and one pair of Holland sheets; to her daughter in law Martha Pawlett a suit of Holland diaper table linen and a seal which was her father's ring; to her goddaughter Sarah Price her silver porringer and spoon; to her neice Elizabeth Price who now lives with the testator her gold watch and trinkets; to her maid Margarett Draycott £10 and her best wearing apparel; to her othermaid Anne Shepheard £5 and some of the worst of her wearing apparel; to Rachael Kidderminster £2 10s.; to Hester Jones, widow £1; to William Haines alias Fosbrook £1; and the rest of her goods and chattels to her nephew Francis Price of Shrewsbury, Clerk, her executor and administrator whom she appoints as such.  867/337 & 338  1712-1713

Contents:
Witnesses: Joshua Johnson, Mary Kilvart, the mark of William Fosbrook and John Davies.
Proved in the Peculiar Court of St. Mary's, Shrewsbury; administration of her goods granted to Francis Price.
Seal missing.
ATTACHED: note that Frances Ironsides, nee Thornes was the 2nd or 3rd daughter of Francis Thornes and Beatrix dr. of Sir Andrew Corbet of Moreton Corbett. Her eldest sister, Elizabeth married her cousin Sir Vincent Corbet. Her sister Margaret was married her cousin Sir Vincent Corbet. Her sister Margaret was married to Thos. Price of Webscott. Her aunt Margaret Thornes married Sir Thos. Eyton of Eyton.

Marriage Settlement.  867/339  23 December 1713

2 applied seals, cracked.

Contents:
1) Thomas Phillips of Shrewsbury, gent.
2) Sarah Price, widow, relic and administratrix of the goods and chattels of John Price her late husband, decd.
3) Francis Muriel of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge Edward Luther of Miles, Essex, esq.
Whereas a marriage is intended shortly to be had between Thomas and Sarah, and whereas Sarah be virtue of letters of administration granted to her of the goods and chattels, rights, credits and personal estate of John Price is entitled in her own right to one third part thereof and as guardian to Corbett Price, Sara, Elisabeth and Margt. Price children by her former husband is possessed of the residue of the personal estate in trust for them to be divided between them according to the Act for settling intestates estates; and whereas John Price died seised of a real estate in lands, tenements and hereditaments in the County of Salop of which Sara is entitled to a third for her dower and the residue thereof is in her possession and she receives the profit as guardian to her son; and whereas it is agreed between Thos & Sarah that as well all such part as belongs to Sarah for her dower out of the messuages and lands of John as else all the estate, portion and fortune of her Sarah shall be granted and settled on the trusts and to the uses below, Sarah has bargained and sold and assigned to Muriel and Luther all the debts, sums, mortgages, securities, plate, goods, chattels and personal estate in the schedule hereunto annexed (missing) of Sarah to be particularised by the indorsement to be made on the back of these presents, and all claim of Sarah to the same, to hold to Muriel and Luther and their administrators forever; and Sarah makes them her attornies to demand and receive all the debts and other personal estate due; on trust that the trustees at the request of Sara will reduce the hereby assigned premises into money and keep the same out on security at interest, such security to be taken by the consent of Sarah during her life; and on trust that the trustees shall from time to time pay and apply all the interest and proceed of the several debts, sums of money during the life of Sarah into her hands to be at her separate disposal or to such person for such purposes as she by deed directs; and her husband Thomas shall not meddle into it; and after her death then on trust that the trustees apply the debts and sums of money, plate, personal estate and premises to such of her children as she by deed or her will directs, and for want of such direction the same to be paid to her 3 daughters in equal parts; and in case one of them dies in Sarah's lifetime then the surviving daughters to have the whole; and if all the daughters die, then Corbett her son to have the whole, all charges of the execution of the trust first being deducted by the trustees, the dividend to be paid to the children on their reaching 21 or day of marriage provided that Sarah shall have power to appoint any portion to be paid to her younger children according to the said trust; and Thomas Phillips has demised and let to Muriel and Luther her third share of the lands of her husband as allotted for her dower; to hold to the trustees for 99 years if Sarah so long lives on trust that the trustees pay the rents, issues and profits to Sarah during her life at her own disposal or to anyone she appoints by deed without her husband with which he may not intermeddle; and Thomas covenants that the trustees shall have and take and in the names of Thos and Sarah sue for and recover and discharge the debts and sums without interruption from Thomas; and that he will not without the consent of the trustees receive, release or discharge the premises or countermand or discontinue any action concerning the same; and that Thomas will at all times at the request of the trustees all such further acts for the further assigning as for recovering and discharging the debts and sums and premises and executing the trusts as by the trustees shall be advised; and that Thomas will on request by endorsement of these presents join in the more particular exact ascertaining of the debts sums, goods, etc. intended to be settled to the intent that the settlement may be more effectual; and that Thomas will not intermeddle with, convert, sell or exchange or diminish the personal estate or effects of Sarah, nor collect and dispose of the rents, etc. but the trustees shall dispose of them; and in case Sarah after the execution of these presents is appointed executrix to any person and become to any legacy or Thomas shall become entitled after his marriage to any sum in her right, then Thomas shall not meddle with it nor receive any benefit, but the trustees shall receive it and pay it over to Sarah for her separate use; provided and it is agreed that as well the present estate and fortune of Sarah and the future interest she may be entitled to, shall be liable to answer his exors and adminors. of and from all debts and accounts of Sarah already due from her to any person or which hereafter she shall contract or incurr on her own separate account and particularly from all accounts and demands between her and her eldest son and other children by her former husband and from all charges and expenses he shall reasonably expend or be put to by reason thereof or by use of his name in any action.
Signed and sealed: Thos Phillips, Sarah Price.
Witnesses on dorse: Eliz: Taylor, Richard Wood, William Hanmer.
23 December 1713
Promise by Thomas Phillips and agreement to sign any inventory to be hereunto annexed or any endorsement to be hereupon made of the particulars of the effects and personal estate in the within written indenture mentioned when required.
Docketed: 23 December 1713.
Settlement on Marriage of Thos Phillips and Sarah Price wo. of John Price.

Lease and Release.  867/340 and 341  23 and 24 July 1716

Contents:
1) Abigail St. Leger of the parish of St. Margaret, Westminister Middx. Widow.
Anthony St. Leger of the same parish, Esq. son and heir apparent of Abigail.
2) John Baldwyn of Ludlow, gent.
Consideration £240
The St. Legers convey to Baldwyn the messuage now in two appartments divided with the stable, backsides, gardens and appurtenances belonging in the High Pavement alias the High Street alias Castle Street in the Parish of St. Mary, Shrewsbury now in the possession of Rachell, Kidderminister, milliner, and which were formerly purchased by Samuel Lloyd father of Abigail from Francis Newport, Esq. and Richard Beacoll, butcher with the reversion, remainder, deeds, and right and title of the St. Legers; to hold to Baldwyn, his heirs and assigns for ever; and the St. Legers covenant that they were seised on their demesne in fee simple in the premises with full authority to convey them and Baldwyn shall hold them peaceably without interruption from the St. Legers, free from former conveyances and incumbrances; and the St. Legers will before the end of Michaelmas term next at the cost of the St. Legers levy a fine of the premises, and they and any other claimants under Samuel Lloyd will in the next 10 years at the request and cost of Baldwyn make further assurances in the law to the use of Baldwyn heir heirs and assigns forever.
Signed & sealed: Abigail St. Leger, Anthony St. Leger.
Witnesses: Urian Baldwyn, Sam: Leving.
On dorse of release: receipt for £240 to the St. Legers.
Lease docketed: No 9
Release docketed: 24th July 1716 St. Leger to Baldwyn
2 applied seals in each. Deeds of New House Castle Street No. 9.

Lease and release.  867/342 & 343  7 & 8 October 1719

Contents:
1) John Baldwyn of Ludlow, gent.
2) Thomas Phillips of Shrewsbury, gent.
Consideration: £250
Baldwyn grants the messuage now in two appartments divided with the stable, backsides, gardens and other appurtenances in the High Pavement alias the High Street alias the Castle Street in the parish of St. Mary, Shrewsbury now in the several possessions of Andrew Swift, gent, John Taylor, barber and John Lloyd of Rhueddogge, Merioneth, Esq. and which were lately purchased by Baldwyn from Abigaile St. Leger, widow and Anthony St. Leger, gent her son, with remainder, reversion rents and profits, and all deeds and right and title of Baldwyn; to hold to Philips, his heirs and assigns forever; and Baldwyn covenants to warrant the title, and that he has full power and authority to convey the premises free from all former conveyances and incumbrances; and that Baldwyn and other person claiming will in the next 7 years at the reauest and cost of Philips make further assurances in the law provided Baldwyn does not have to travel from his place of abode to do so, and such assurances to be made to the use of Philips, his heirs and assigns forever:
Signed: Jo: Baldwyn.
Witneses on dorse: Will: Baldwyn, Rich. Baldwyn, Tho Brown
Receipt on dorse of release for £250 to Baldwyn, from Philips.
Release docketed: Mr. Philips purchase deed from Mr. Baldwyn 8th October 1719. Mr Taylors House Castle Street. Lease docketed: 7th Oct. 1719. One applied seal on each.

Will of Sarah Philips wife to Thomas Philips, gent, of parish of St. Mary's, Shrewsbury; she wishes to be buried in the parish Church of St. Mary's near her late husband John Price; to the poor of St. Mary's 50/-; to her daughter Mary Philips £200 to be paid into her own hands at her age of 21 or marriage and the interest arising from the £200 during her minority to be paid to Sarah's husband Thomas Philips for the use of Mary; and if Mary dies before she is 21 or married, then the interest to be paid to Thomas Philips during his life and after his death the principal sum to be divided among her other children in equal shares; to her mother Sarah Muriell during her life £8 to be paid her yearly and every year for her life; to her husband Thomas £25 for mourning; to her son Corbet Price £25 for mourning; and a fourth part of all her plate.  867/344  21 November 1722

Contents:
Signed and sealed: Sarah Philips.
Witnesses: E. Taylor, Ben Stanier, Margery Mason.
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To her sister Martha Muriell £20; to her daughter Mary Philips her gold watch chain and seal and her ring with an amethyst and 6 diamonds and such a share of her household linenas she shall direct in a paper annexed to her will; to Mrs. Kidderminister 3 guineas; to Nurse Nongrave 50/-; to all her own servants a year's wages a piece and to her own maid such of her wearing clothes and linen as her executrixes think fit; and as to the rest of her estate to her three daughters by her late husband, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Margrett Price to them and their heirs forever to be divided in equal share; and she makes these 3 daughters her executrixes.
Signed and sealed and witnessed and as on the first page.
2 sheets of paper.
Docketed in pencil: Will of Sarah Phillips 1722.

Lease and release (mortgage) and 2 counterparts of each, making 6 documents in all.  867/345-350  17 & 18 May 1723

Contents:
1) Thomas Philips of Shrewsbury, gent. Sarah his wife.
2) The Rev. Francis Muriell of Maidstone, Kent, Clerk. Robert Payne of Shawbury, gent.
3) Elizabeth Tayler of Shrewsbury, spinster.
Whereas Sarah Philips by article of agreement before her marriage dated 26 December 1714 between Thos Philips (1) Sarah Philips then Sarah Price, widow, (2) and Sarah Bolles, spinster (3) reserved a power to dispose of her fortune, real and personal to her own separate use; and Sarah Philips since her intermarriage has borrowed from Elizabeth Tayler £100 on her own separate credit; and Sarah Philips has agreed to pruchase from Thomas the fee simple and inheritance of the after mentioned premises in order to rebuild the same and that the same shall stand charged with an annuity of £10 p.a. payable to Elizabeth Tayler during life and remain as a security to Thos for £260 being the purchase money agreed on; now Thos at the request and with the consent of Sarah and in consideration of 5/- from Muriell and Payne has granted to Muriell and Payne (in their possession by the lease of the previous day) the messuage, stable, backside and garden in Castle Street, Shrewsbury now uninhabited but lately in the possession of Andrew Swift, gent. and John Tayler, barber; to hold to Muriell and Payne and their heirs on the uses following that is to theuse of Thos. for 500 years in trust to permit Elizabeth Tayler yearly to have an annuity of £10 p.a. for her life during the term at the feast day of St. John the Baptist and Christmas in even portions free from taxes and outgoings, the 1st payment to be made on St. John the Baptist's day next; and if the annuity is unpaid by 40 days Elizabeth may enter the premises and distrain and carry off and sell the distress to pay the annuity and arrears and all expenses as she has been put to; provided that if Muriell and Payne or anyone else on behalf of Sarah Philips pays to Elizabeth the annuity and pay to Thomas £260 and interest on 18th November, 1726, then the term of 500 years shall cease; and Muriell and Payne after payment of the annuity and payment of the £260 and interest shall stand seised of the premises to the use of such person(s) for such uses as Sarah Philips by any deed or writing shall direct, and in default of such direction to the use of every daughter of Sarah Philips living at her death and their heirs as tenants in common not joint tenants, and in case all the daughters die leaving Sarah, then to the use of her son Corbet Price and his heirs, and in default of his issue to the right heirs by consanguinity of Sarah for ever.
Signed and sealed: Thos Philips, Sarah Philips, Eliz: Taylor, Wtinesses: on dorse: Jno. Williams, J. France.
On dorse of releases: January 8th 1728/9. Receipt in full for principal and interest £260 by Tho: Philips.
Witnesses: Richard Scott, Joseph Thomas.
On dorse of one of the releases: Receipts by E. Taylor on 26th December and 26th June £5 from 26th December 1723 to 26th December 1728. This release is docketed: Mrs. Elizabeth Tayler's Annuity Deed. Dated 18th May 1723. "I am to reserve ye first payment of this Annuity at Xamass next: 1723". Castle Street.
Another release docketed: Mr. Thomas Philips Security for £260
The third release is dockted: 18th May 1723.
Madam Philips Purchase Deed of a house in Castle Street in Salop.
Leases all docketed: Lease for 6 months to Madam Philips
Purhcase Deed. 17th May 1723. Castle Street.
2 applied sealson each document.

Deed to lead the uses of a fine.  867/351  20 March 1724/5

Contents:
1) Margarett Clarke, spinster (sole daughter and heir of Francis Clarke decd. who in his life time was one of the towns schoolmasters of the Free Grammar School in the town of Shrewsbury, and eldest son and heir of Thomas Clarke late of Shrewsbury, glazier decd. by Judith his wife who was sole daughter and heir of Adam Olivers late of Shrewsbury, glazier, decd.)
2) Thomas Philips of Shrewsbury, gentleman.
Consideration: £102 2s.
Margaret has granted the messuage in Shrewsbury in High Pavement which is now void and uninhabited but lately was in the tenure of Thomas Homes, tailor, between the dwelling house of Thomas Philips now or late in the holding of Robert Blankley corvisor or one side and a certain new built dwelling house of Thomas Philips on the other side, with all appurtenances reversion and remainder, the right and claim of Margaret and all deeds and writings; to hold to Philips, his heirs and assigns forever; covenant to warrant title; covenant by Margaret at the request of Philips before the end of next Trinity Term levy a fine of the premises to the use of Philips and his heirs forever; she covenants to have been seised of a good and indefeasible estate of inheritance and had full power to convey the premises and she will not disturb Philips in his possession of the premises free from all former conveyances and incumbrances; and at the request and cost of Philips she will make further assurances in the law, provided she does not have to travel further than the town of Shrewsbury.
Signed and sealed: Margarett Clarke.
Witnesses on dorse: Richard Grosvenor, Edward Farmers, Isaac France.
Receipt by Margarett Clarke of £102 2s. from Thomas Philips.
Docketed: No 5 20 Mar 11 Geo. 1725
Margaret Clarke to Thos Philips. Feefmt of a house.
Applied seal.

Lease and Release.  867/352 and 353  7 & 8 January 1728/9

Contents:
1) Thomas Philips of Shrewsbury, gentleman. Sarah his wife, formerly Sarah Price, widow.
2) The Rev. Francis Muriell of Maidstone, Kent, Clerk. Robert Payne of Shawbury, gent.
Whereas Sarah Price previous to her marriage with Thomas Philips by articles of agreement of 26the December 1714 was to have a power to dispose of her fortune to her own proper use notwithstanding her coverture; now in consideration of £40 to Thomas from Muriell and Payne which is part of the separate fortune of Sarah, Thomas by direction of Sarah bargains and sells and releases to Muriell and Payne in their possession by a bargain and sale for 6 months of the day before, the place called the backstairs, the scullery, the pantry, the room over the scullery and pantry and the closet adjoining to the room over the scullery and pantry lying next to the backstairs belonging to the dwelling house now in the possession of Thomas Philips and Sarah his wife, and all the void ground belonging to the dwelling house as the same is now laid to and used with the house, except the closet lately erected by Thomas Philips at the further side of the room next Robert Blankley's backside, and all privileges and appurtenances belonging to the released premises, to hold to Muriell and Payne and their heirs to the uses following; re all the premises coveyed except the room over the scullery and pantry, to the use of such person (s) and his of their heirs and for such estate and intents as Sarah by any deed directs; and in default of such direction to the use of all the daughters of Sarah and their heirs as tenants in common; and if Sarah survives her daughters, then to the use of the right heirs by consanguinity of Sarah forever; and as for the room over the scullery and pantry to the use of Thomas Philips and his assigns for his life with liberty for his executors, administrators and assigns to take away and remove the furniture therein within reasonably time after his death and after his death to the same uses as the rest of the premises are settled and conveyed.
Release
Signed and sealed: Tho Philips, Sarah Philips, lease signed by Thomas Philips.
Witnesses on dorse: Joseph Thomas, Richard Scott.
On dorse of Release.
Receipt by Thomas Philips of £40
Docketed: 8th Jany 1728
Conveyance of the Scullery etc.
Castle Street.
2 applied seals.
Lease.
Docketed: 7 January 1728 Castle Street, 1 applied seal.

Assignment of a term.  867/354  8 January 1728/9

Contents:
1) Thomas Philips of Shrewsbury, gent. Sarah his wife.
2) Sarah Price, spinster, daughter of Sarah Philips by John Price, gentleman, her former late husband, decd.
Whereas by the indenture of 18 May 1728 between Thomas Philips and Sarah his wife (1) the Rev. Frances Muriell of Maidston, Kent, Clerk Robert Payne of Shawbury gent. (2) and Elizabeth Tayler of Shrewsbury, spinster (3) receiting that Thomas at the request of Sarah released to Muriell and Payne the messuage, stable, backside and garden in Castle Street, Shrewsbury then uninhabited formerly in the possession of Andrew Swift, gent and John Tayler, barber as tenants to Thomas, with all ways, lights, passages etc. to hold to Muriell and Payne subject to a proviso that if Muriell and Payne paid an annuity of £10 p.a. to Elizabeth Taylor during her life and £260 with interest to Thomas then the term of 500 years should cease, and after the apyments Muriell and Payne should be seised of the premises to the use of such person(s) as Sarah should be any deed appoint and in defualt of such appointment to the use of the daughters of Sarah and their heirs as tenants in common and in case all of them die in her lifetime to the use of the right heirs by consanguinity of Sarah forever; now in consideration of £260 from Sarah Price to Thomas in full for the principal and interest due on the said security by and with the separate moneys of Sarah Philips, Thomas by direction of Sarah his wife has assigned to Sarah Price the recited premises and all the estate, right and title to the same; to hold for the residue of 500 years subject to the payment of the annuity to Ellizabeth Tayler, and in special trust that the same may be kept on foot to attend and wait on the inheritance of the premises; Thomas covenants that he has done nothing to incumber the premises.
Signes and sealed: Tho Philips, Sarah Philips.
Witnesses on dorse: Joseph Thomas, Richard Scott.
Receipt for £260 from Sarah Price to Thomas Philips.
Docketed: Assignment of the Term. 1728
2 applied seals.

Letter of administration of the goods and chattels of Thomsa Philips late of Shrewsbury, decd.; administration is granted to Sarah Philips, his widow.  867/355  9 July 1730

Declaration of use.  867/356  28 June 1732

Contents:
Sarah Philips, widow ot Thomas Philips late of Shrewsbury, gent. decd. sends gretings.
Recitation of release of 18 May 1723 (see 867/346)
Recitation of release of 8 January 1728/9 (see 867/353)
Whereas Elizabeth Tayler is since dead her annuity of £10 having been duly paid her during her life, and whereas the £260 and interest being the purchase money agreed to be paid for the premises in the release was in pursuance of the agreement paid to Thomas Philips; and whereas Thomas is since dead, now Sarah in pursuance of the authority given to her by the recited releases directs that Francis Muriel and Robert Payne being seised in the premises, shall at all times hereafter stand seised thereof including the buildings there lately erected to the use of Sarah Philips her heirs and assigns for ever.
Signed: Sarah Philips
Witnesses: Tho: Gardner, Ben Stanier.
Docketed: Deed for Declaring the Use of the House in Castle Street 1732.

Grant and assignment of goods.  867/357  10 July 1732

Contents:
1) Sarah Bolles of Shrewsbury, spinster
2) Sarah Philips, widow of Thomas Philips late of Shrewsbury, gent, decd.
Consideration: 10/-
Sarah Bolles has granted ans assigned to Sarah Philips all the household ggods and furniture in or belonging to the house in Cattle Street, Shrewsbury in which Sarah Bolles now does and has for some time lived with Sarah Philips that are the goods of Sarah Bolles or to which she has any right or claim, and all the plate, rings, money, goods and chattels of Sarah Bolles now being in the house or elsewhere in the County of Salop (except wearing apparel) to hold to Sarah Philips, to her use for ever.
Signed and sealed: Sarah Bolles.
Witnesses on dorse: Anne Philips, Tho Gardner, Ben Stanier.
Docketed: 10th July, 1732.

Copy of the will of Sarah Philips of Shrewsbury.  867/358  20 December, 1733

Contents:
She desires her body to be buried in a private manner in the Chancel of the Parish Church of St. Mary's Shrewsbury and she devises to her 3 daughter, Sarah, Elizabeth and Margarett Price all her messuage or dwelling house in Shrewsbury in a street called the High Pavement now in her own possession with all outhouses, and gardens to hold to Sarah Price, Elizabeth Price and Margarett Price, forever, to be equally divided between them, provided that if her son Corbett Price pays to the 3 daughters £800 within 3 months after her death that is £200 to Sarah, £300 to Elizabeth, and £300 to Margarett, and on payment of the £800 to her daughters that the daughters shall at the reasonable request and costs of Corbett Price grant the messuage to Corbett and his heirs forever; and she gives to Sarah Price £100 now secured on a mortgage in case Corbett pays £800 to his daughters by the time and in manner aforesaid but if Corbett neglects or refuses to pay the sum as above then she gives £100 to Corbett, and gives to her sister Martha Muriel £5 p.a. for her life to be apde half yearly; out ot the testator's personal estate by equal parts, the 1st payment within 6 months of her death; she gives to her son Corbett her silver tankard and the sum of money which he owes her at her death in respect of any money she has laid out or disbursed for him, or in respect of his board or maintenance of himself, or his servant or for keeping his horses, etc. and she releases him from the same; she gives to her daughters Sarah, Elizabeth and Margarett, and to her daughter Mary Philips all sums owing to her from them at her death for their boarding, maintenance, etc. and releases them from the same, to her daughter Mary Philips £200 over and above the sum of £100 which she has in trust on bond (which bond is in Mary's custody) to be paid her by the testator's executrixes out of her estate when she attains 21 or marries the interest of which to be paid him by her executrixes; to her daughter Mary Philips all sums or arrears of rent due to the testator for her dower out of the estate of her late husband Thomas Philips, gent, decd. in Barkers Street or elsewhere; and all other sums belonging to her; to Mary Philips her gold watch and chain which her said late husband Mr. Philips gave her, a pair of silver candlesticks, a pair of silver snuffers all the furniture of her own room (except one glass "screwtore") and a fourth part of all her household linen both made and unmade the same to be given to her when she attains 21 or day of marriage; and if Mary dies before attaining 21 or marrying then she gives the £200 the furniture of her room, and a fourth of the household linen [...] Corbett and her 3 daughters to be equally divided between to them, and the gold watch and chain to Mrs. Ann Philips, daughter of her husband Thos Philips by his first wife; and she gives to her daughter Elizabeth Price her glass screwtore; to Margarett Price her amythist ring set with diamonds; to Madam Boller 5 guineas to buy her a diamond mourning ring; to Mrs. Ann Philips a gold ring the value of one guines; to to her brother and sister's husband and to her brother and sister Muriel and to each of them a gold ring of the like value; to Mr. Benjamin Stanier and his wife a gold ring of the same value; to Mrs. Mary Morral £5; to her own maid Mary Hubbald £5; to her two other servant maids Mary Jones and Mary Teggin 50/- each; to William Gethyn jnr the like sum of 50/-; and the rest of her house hold goods, chattels, cattel, plate, linen furniture, ready money, bonds, bills, etc. to her 3 daughters to be equally divided among them and nominates them to be her executrixes.
Witnesses: Joseph Thomas, Martha Morhall, Mathew Hanley, Docketed: Mrs. Phillips's will.
Paper, mended with gummed paper.

Copy of the will (14 March 1740/1) and probate (9 April 1741) of Mary Philips of Shrewsbury, spinster  867/359  1740-1741

Contents:
She gives her third share of the several messuage in Castle Street and Rowsell Lane in Shrewsbury and her messuages in Barkers Street, Shrewsbury to her sister Anne Philips and her heirs forever; she gives to Anne also her right and title to certain leasehold premises near Shrewsbury now in the possessions of Richard Burley and Richard Morgan and her watch and equipage, 2 silver candlesticko and a pair of silver snuffers and stand; to her sister Windsor her mourning ring set with her mother's hair; to her sister Elizabeth Price her amathest ring; to her sist Margaret Price her emerald ring; to Mrs. Mary Morhall £5; and the rest of her personal to Sarah Windsor, Elizabeth Price and Margaret Price to be equally divided among them; and nominates Elizabeth Price and Anne Philips sole executrixes of her will.
Witnesses to her signature: Mary Tench, Thos; Morhall, Ben Stanier.
By the certificate of probate administration was granted to Elizabeth Price and Ann Philips.
Docketed: Probate of Mary Phillips's Will, 1740.

Copy of the will (17 April 1747) and certificate of probate (30 June 1767) of Anne Philips of Shrewsbury, spinster.  867/360  1747-1767

Contents:
She wishes to be interred in the parish church of St. Mary's in Shrewsbury as near to her father and mother and sister as may be; and as for the moiety of the messuage and lands at Grave Hill in the parish of St. Mary's, Shrewsbury now or late in the tenures of Mr. Richard Morgan and Richard Davies; and as for one undivided third part of those several messuages, shops, stables, and gardens in Castle Street, Barkers Street, and Rowsell Lane, Shrewsbury, now or late in the tenures of John Edwards Humphrey Shotton, Peter Johnson, Joseph Williams, Mr. Robert Lattrop, John Smith, John Thomas, Isaac Griffiths, Jane Tunks, Richard Berrington, Richard Suchar, Joseph Davies, Lewis Rowlands, Humphrey Jones, Edward Lewis, Joshua Gibons, Mary Cough, Spicer and John Hinds or any other tenants to her, she gives the same to John Windsor of Shrewsbury, gentleman, his heirs and assigns forever; in trust that yearly during the life of her sister Elizabeth Mainwaring, wife of Gilbert Mainwaring pay the rents and profits of the premises to such person(s) as Elizabeth shall direct notwithstanding her coverture; and it shall be lawful for Elizabeth by any deed or writing or her will to give the premises to all or any of her children and their heirs in such shares as she appointes and as for the other third part of the said messuages in Shrewsbury she gives the same to Elizabeth and Margaret Price of Shrewsbury spinster, their heirs and assigns forever; to Sarah the wife of John Windsor of Shrewsbury £20 to buy her mourning; she also gives her gold watch and equipage to Elizabeth Price [...] £20 and all lesticks she gives to Margaret Price; to her clothes; to William Gethin jnr. £5; to Miss Bee 5 guineas to buy her a ring; and as for the rest of her personal estate she gives it to Elizabeth Price, and appoints Elizabeth her sole executrix.
Witnesses: Anne Parry, Mary Tench, Thomas Morhall.
By the certificate of probate granted in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury administration of her goods, etc. was granted to Elizabeth Price her executrix.
Docketed: Probate of Mrs. Ann Philips' Will 1747.
Seal Missing.

FAMILIES RELATED TO THE THORNES OF KYNASTON  [no ref. or date]

DAKER FAMILY  [no ref. or date]

DEEDS & LEASES  [no ref. or date]

Messuage and land in Pontesbury  [no ref. or date]

Bargain and Sale for 6 months.  867/361  22nd December, 1680

Contents:
1) John Longslowe, jun. of Myndtowne, yeoman
2) James Llewellin, youngest son of George Llewellin of Shrewsbury, Esq.
In consideration of 5/- Longslowe demises the messuage with the yard, close and backside belonging with all the buildings thereon, in Pontesbury late in the tenure of Richard Clough, Esq. and now of John Longslowe with all rights and appurtenances, reversion and remainder, estate and title to hold to Llewellin for 6 months at a pepper-corn rent, in order that Llewellin can take a release of the reversion and inheritance of the premises.
Signed: John Longslowe.
Endorsement: Witnesses to sealing: E. Barrett, George Llewellin jun. Michael Ball, Tho Dickin.

Assignment of Lease.  867/362  9th February 1668/9

Contents:
1) Edward Pollexphen of Pontesbury, gent.
2) Samuel Daker of Frodesley, gent.
Whereas William Owen of Condover, knight, and Roger Owen of Norton son and heir apparent by their indenture of lease of 1..... in the......... of Charles I between Sir William Owen (1) and Edward Pollexphen and Amy his wife (2) let the messuage in Pontesbury aforesaid then and now in the possession of Edward Pollexphen; and all houses and outhouses, lands and rights belonging, to hold to Edward and Amy from this date for 100 years if Edward, Amy and Edward their son; for the rent of......... pound and ten shillings yearly, at Michaelmas and the Annunciation; heriot of the best beast or 40/- and a couple of good capons at Christmas and a couple of good hens at Shrovetide yearly; Now Edward and Amy in consideration of £77 Edward assigns to Daker the messuage and land mentioned in the lease; and Edward covenants that he and Amy have not made any former assignment of the lease and that Daker shall peaceably occupy the premises.
Signed: Edward P
Paper, fragmentary.
Docketed: "Pontesbury", and "Mr. Pollexphene Assignment".

Assignment of Lease.  867/363  17th November, 1687

Contents:
1) Samuel Daker of Condover, gent.
2) William Daker, second son of William Daker of Wheatall, gent.
Whereas Thomas Owen of Condover Esq. by his lease of 7th October, 23 Charles II (1671) between him (1) and Samuell Daker (2) letting the messuage and outhouses, gardens and meadows etc. belonging in Pontesbury then in the tenure of Edward Pollexphen, to hold to Sam: Daker from last Michaelmas for 99 years if Samuell Daker, party, and Samuell Daker son of John Daker and Samuell Daker son of William Daker so long live; now the said Samuel in consideration of natural affection for William assigns to Wm the messuage and lands and the rest of the term.
Signed: Sam: Daker
Endorsement: Witnesses to sealing: Will: Daker, Sam: Daker, jun, John Daker.
Docketed: "An assignment of the Lease of Pontesbury to Mr. William Daker jnr. Dat in November 1687".
Applied seal on tag.

WILL  [no ref. or date]

Mrs. Goolden  867/364  23rd February, 1714/15

Contents:
Copy of the will of William Daker, Rector of Selattyn. He leaves to Margaret Daker of Wheat Hall, his neice, the daughter of his brother Edward Daker, and who now lives with Wm £100, in satisfaction of the £70 which he owes her. He leaves her £10 a year out of his tenement at Pontisbury towards her maintenance until she is married and settled in the world provided the lease so long continues and from the time of her marriage the £10 to cease and to go to his executors; he leaves his sister Thornes £5; and £5 to his brother Samuell Daker of Condover; he gives all his real & personal estate to his nephew Wm Daker son of his late brother Edward Daker of Wheathall, who now lives with him, and appoints him sole executor of his will, and desires his brother Thornes to act for his nephew until he is 21; he revokes all former will.
Signed: Wm Daker.
Witnesses: Lewis Lewis, Robt: Arthur.
On wrapper round will: "This a Coppy of my Uncles will Wm Daker Rector of Selattyn Aged: 53 Nemento Mori Remember to die.
Ed: Parry Sur:

Mrs. Goolden  867/365  2nd April, 1739

Badly affected by damp.

Contents:
Probate of the will of William Daker late Rector of Sellatyn, decd.

PERSONAL PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

William Daker of Wheatall  [no ref. or date]

Mrs. Goolden  867/366  14th March, 1727

Contents:
Bond.
William Daker of Wheatall in the parish of Condover, gentleman is bound to Thomas Screven of Brompton, gentleman in £24.
The condition is that if Daker pays to Screven £12 with interest on 14th September next this obligation to be void.
Signed: Wm Daker.
Witnesses: William Roe, Will Screven.
On dorse: July 16th Recd of Mr. Daker one years Intrest.
Rcd. of Mr. Daker Jan the second 1730 12s. for one years intrest due at March last 1729. Recd. of Mr. Daker Jan 4th 1731 the sume of 12s. for one years intrest due att March last 1730. Recd. of Mr. Daker February 10th 1732 the sume of 12s. for one years interest due att March last 1731. Recd. Jan 26th 1733 of Mr. Daker the sum of 12 shillings for one years interest due at March last 1732.
Reced December the 17th 1737 of Mr. Wm Daker twelve shillings for one years interest of 12s. due at March last 1736 and I have likewise 3 years interest reced which was due before the year 1736 and was not entered. March the 7 1740/1 then received a yeares use being due for the year 1740 by me Thos. Screven.

Mrs. Goolden  867/367  5th November, 1744

Contents:
Receipt by Thomas Screven from Mrs. Daker of £12 due on bond which bond bear date the 14 of March 1727, and is in full of all demands.
Signed: Thos. Screven. Promise by Thomas Screven to assign the bond over to Mrs. Daker or any other person in trust which bond bears date the 14 day of March in the year 1727 penatly 12 if required. Signed: Thos Screven.

CLARKE FAMILY  [no ref. or date]

LEASES  [no ref. or date]

MESSUAGE IN HIGH STREET, SHREWSBURY  [no ref. or date]

Mrs. Goolden  867/368  10th March 15 Charles I (1639/40)

Contents:
Lease for 21 years.
1) Thomas Downes of Shrewsbury, draper.
2) John Clarke of Shrewsbury, baker.
Downes in consideration that Clarke has taken on him the repair of a certain house and to build an oven and one bay of building thereupon at the cost of Clarke, has demised to Clarke a messuage in Shrewsbury in the High Street between a house now in the possession of John Ursgate, gent, and a house now in the possession of Thomas Chesshire barber, which house is not in the possession of Thomas Chesshire barber, which house is not in the possession of John Clark and all outhouses, gardens, etc. belonging; to hold to Clarke from next feast of the Annunciation for 21 years, paying yearly £5 6s. 8d. at Michaelmas and the Annunciation by equal portions, and a good couple of capons at Christmas yearly; and if the rent are unpaid by 14 days and insufficient distrees can be found on the premises, then Downes may reenter the same and repossess the premises; and Clarke covenants at his own cost to repair and maintain the premises, and Downes covenants Clarke shall have peaceable possession without trouble from him; Provided if Downes at the end of the term of 21 years put Clarke out of the messuage then Downes is to give and deliver to Clarke 40/- in lieu of his charges in making the oven, but if Clarke goes out of the messuage of his own accord he shall have nothing.
No signatures of either party nor of witnesses.
Parchment tag, seal missing.
Docketed: High Street, Shrewsbury.
Attached Note that Catherine the daughter of John Clarke, Baker and Dorothy his wife was baptized 30th September, 1675.

FAMILIES RELATED TO THE THORNES OF ARGOED  [no ref. or date]

PAYNE FAMILY  [no ref. or date]

FAMILY SETTLEMENTS AND WILLS  [no ref. or date]

Will of Thomas Wilkinson of Wikey, Ryton. He was the father-in-law of Edward Payne of Pontre Heylin who was father of Edward Thomas, William, John and Sarah Payne. 1727  [no ref. or date]

Copy will of Thomas Wilkinson of Wikey in the parish of Ryton, yeoman.  867/369  30 March 1727 (copied 8 August 1743)

Contents:
He leaves to Dorothy his wife his messuage and lands in Wikey for her life, she making no waste or destruction thereupon, on her death he leaves it to his grandson Edward Payne jnr. eldest son of Edward Payne of Pentre Heylin, gent., and to the right heirs of E.P. jnr. forver, chargeable with the payment of several sums of money hereinafter mentioned: he charges the premises thus: he gives to Dorothy all his personal estate for her life and after her death to his grandson Ed. Payne jun. forever; to his grandson Thomas Payne second son of Ed. Payne snr. £20; to his grandson William Payne, 3rd son of E.P. snr. £20; to his grandson John Payne, 4th son of E.P., snr. £20; and to his granddaughter Sarah Payne, only daughter of E.P., snr. £20; all which legacies he orders to be paid to them by his executor when they attain 21; if any of them die before that age, the share shall be divided among the others equally; to his son-in-law Edward Payne, snr. one shilling, and he makes his grandson Edward Payne jnr. the sole executor of his will; in case of default in payment of the several sums it shall be lawful for Samuel Probatt of the Lodge, Ryton, yeoman, to enter into and take possession of his messuage and lands and take the rents and profits until he has received enough to pay the sums bequeathed.
Signed with the mark of Thomas Wilkinson.
Witnesses: Thomas Hall, Arthur Bolas, Charles Bolas.
Copy examined by Milward Rogers, 8 August 1743.

Release.  867/370  25 March 1765

Contents:
Whereas Thomas Wilkinson heretofore of Wikey, Salop, yeoman, by his will of 30 March 1727 devised his real and personal estates (subject to the payment of his debts and legacies) to his grandson Edward Payne, eldest son of Edward Payne heretofore of Pentreheylin, gentleman, deceased, by Sarah his wife, daughter of Thos. Wilkinson and appointed Edward Payne the father executor of his will, afterwards dying in the minority of Edward Payne the son, Edward the father not only possessed himself of the testator's personal estate but also entered on his real estate and received the rents and profits thereof for several years, and having in his lifetime for the advancement and preferment of his son Edward Payne in marriage given up part of his real estate and otherwise provided for him afterwards died without accounting with his son Edward, party hereto for the moneys and other effects received by him from the real and personal estate of Thos. Wilkinson having first made his will and appointed his wife Sarah and his son Thomas since also deceased executors who took on themselves the execution of his will and possessed all the testator's personal estate and became liable to account with Edward, party, in the premises; and whereas Sarah has since the death of her husband advanced to Edward her son two sums of money on notes to the amount of £140, and there has been some difference and disputes between Sarah and Edward her son as well in the matters aforesaid as in other matters and accounts between them; and whereas on an account this day stated and allowed between Sarah and Edward her son touching all matters and reckoning between them (except the money due on the notes from Edw. to Sarah and that of the real and personal estates of Thos. Wilkinson) there appears to be due to Sarah on the balance thereof £20. 9s. 0d. and whereas for the preventing of all future disputes between Sarah and Edward it has been proposed and agreed between them that Sarah shall deliver up the notes to Edward to be cancelled and in consideration thereof Edward shall release Sarah from all claims and demands from the real and personal estate of Thos. Wilkinson and that the parties should likewise execute general releases to each other; now Edward the son has remised and released to Sarah from all actions, causes and suits and claims which Edward now has or may prosecute or make against Sarah in her own account or as executrix of her husband on account of the estate of Thos. Wilkinson; and in consideration of £20. 9s. 0d. to Sarah she has remised, acquitted and released Edward her son from all sums owing on the notes and all actions, etc. she may have against him for or on account of the premises.
Signed and sealed: Edward Payne, the mark of Sarah Payne.
Witnesses: Thos: Thornes, M. Shelvocke.
Docketed: Mr. Edward Payne and Mrs. Sarah Payne Their Genl.
Release to each other.

Will of Edward Payne 1741  [no ref. or date]

Copy will and letters of administration of Edward Payne snr. of Pentreheylin, Salop, gentleman.  867/371 & 372  12 June 1772, 8 March 1741

Contents:
To his eldest son Edward Payne 5/- and to his son Thomas Payne 5/-; to his grandson Thomas Payne £10 to be paid to him when he attains 21; Whereas Richard Payne, Vicar of Kerry, Montgom. left £10 to the poor of the parish of Kerry the use of which was to be paid to the poor on St. Thomas' Day every year for ever and his uncle John Payne left £5 to the poor of the parish of Kinnerley the use of which was to be paid to the poor on Good Friday yearly for ever, and his father Edward Payne left £5 to the poor of the parish of Kinnerley the use of which was to be paid to the poor on Good Friday yearly for ever, the use of which several sums the testator has for several years past taken care to pay and will do so during his life and is desirous to secure the charity after his death and to make a little addition to it, so he gives to his son Thomas and his heirs for ever on the trust hereafter mentioned his dwelling-house and hompyard in Measbrook Ucha now in the possession of Morgan Evans and 2 furlongs of grain belonging to the premises, one in his possession and the other in the possession of Richard Jones, on trust that Thomas Payne and his heirs apply the yearly rent thus: the yearly sum of 10/- to the poor of Kerry and 10/- yearly to the poor of Kinnerley in discharge of the sums above on the days above mentioned and as to the remainder of the rents Thomas is to apply and dispose of it in repairing and upholding the premises and the residue of the rents if any shall be given to the poor of Kinnerley on Good Friday; he gives to his wife Sarah Payne all his household goods, chattels, cattle, corn, grain, hay, implements of husbandry, ready money, money at interest and all other of his personal estate subject to the payment of his debts and the legacies above bequeathed, and he appoints his wife sole executrix of his will.
Witnesses: Thomas Dunn, Richard Jones, Edward Lloyd.
Letters of Administration 12 June 1772
Whereas Sarah Payne died without proving Edward's will, so administration of the will is given to Thomas Thornes, son-in-law of Ed. Payne, one of the executors of Sarah Payne.

Release.  867/373  27 April 1757

Contents:
Whereas Edward Payne late of Pentreheylin, Salop, gentleman deceased by his will of 8 March 1741 (867/) bequeathed to Thomas Payne his grandson of Maesbrook, gentleman £10 and Edward Payne by his will made Sarah his then wife executrix thereof; Now Thomas Payne acknowledges that he received from Sarah Payne his grandmother the legacy of £10 and so he now releases Sarah from the legacy.
Sealed and delivered: Thomas Payne.
Witnesses: Edward Payne, Edward Kynaston.
Docketed: Release from Mr. Thos. Payne to Mrs. Sarah Payne for a Legacy of Ten Pounds left to Mr. Thomas Payne by his Grandfather's will. Dated 27th April 1757.

Settlement by Thomas Payne on his sister Mrs. Sarah Thornes 1741  [no ref. or date]

Settlement  867/374  1 June 1741

Contents:
(1) Thomas Payne, gent. of Pentreucha.
Edward Payne, jnr. of Pentreheylin, gent., only brother of the said Thomas Payne.
(2) John Boodle, yeoman, of Co. Salop.
(3) Thomas Thornes, gent., of Argoed, and Sarah his wife only sister of the said Thomas Payne.
Recital of release of 3 June 1732 between Elizabeth Trustram of Maesbrook ucha spinster, (now wife of Thomas Payne aforesaid) (1) Edward Payne snr. of Maesbrook Yssa gent. father of the said Edward P. and Thos. P) (2) John Boodle and Edward Payne (3) Roger Owen of Maesbrook ucha, yeoman (4) Thomas Payne (5) Elizabeth Trustram in consideration of a marriage to be solemnized between T.P. and E.T. granted to John Boodle and Edward Payne (then in possession) the capital messuage in Maesbrook ucha in the parish of Kynnerley late in the occupation of E.T., then of Hugh Bowen; and several closes of land:- the pear tree orchard, the Cae Ucha, the little meadow, the Maes y burdess, the Cay Newidd, Cay wrth y Tee the Bellan meadow, 3 closes together between the river Telbris and lands of Orlando Bridgeman, Esq., 1 furlong of arable in a common field in Maesbrook Ucha called the Maeskefulley, 1 furlong called Pull y Gath Furlong in the same common field, one other parcel of land in the same field called Errow Kay Glace and one other furlong in the same field called the Great Furlong, one other parcel in the same field adjoining lands of Samuel Rogers on one side and Orlando Bridgeman on the other, 1 furlong of arable in another common field in M. ucha called the Vallen between lands of Mr. John Hanmer on both sides; another messuage, in Maesbrook Issa lately in the tenure of E.T. & then of H. Bowen and 3 closes belonging between the highway on 1 side and land of Samuel Hughes, 1 small parcel of meadow in a common meadow in M. Issa called the Wyrglodd vawr and 1 other parcel of meadow in another common meadow in M. Issa called the Wyrglodd D. Downer, 1 other close adjoining Pent y Saison, 2 small pieces of arable in another common field in M. Issa called Pent y Saison field and 1 butt in a common field in M. Issa called Melverley Town field between the lands of Thomas Truston on 1 side and the lands of Edward Davies on the other and 1 but in another common field in M. Issa called Maes yr hendree between lands in the possession of Wm. Payne on both sides; Messuage in M. ucha late in possession of Robert Humphreys, and then in the tenure of widow Davies with 2 closes adjoining to the messuage and 1 piece of meadow called Kay Shop. All above property heretofore the inheritance of Richard Trustram, late father of Elizabeth and by his death descended to Elizabeth as his only daughter and heiress; messuage called Pen y Parke in M. Ucha in the possession of John Griffiths carpenter [...] with the several closes belonging, i.e. one close in M. Ucha between the land of Edward Davies on both sides, & 2 other closes between the highway on one side and the lands of Edward Davies on the other side, one small parcel of land in the common field in M. Ucha called Maeskefulley between the lands of Orlando Bridgeman on one side and Mr. Trevor on the other, all which last mentioned property was heretofore the inheritance of Nathaniel Rogers and by him devised to his daughter Cecilia Trustram mother of the said Elizabeth and which by the death of Cecilia for want of male issue descended to Elizabeth as eldest daughter and heiress of Cecilia by Richard Trustram late deceased father of Elizabeth; and all those closes of land in M. Issa called y Cay Crun (3 acres), The Wyrglodd Cay gleed (2½ days Math) and adjoining the lands of Richard Trustram on the one side and a common meadow called Wyrglodd o DDonner on the other side, and one acre of meadow in the said common meadow and one ridge or furlong adjoining Bellan Deag and the said common meadow and 2 furlongs of arable land (2 strikes sowing) in a common field in M. Yssa called Maes y DDonner, which last mentioned parcels of arable land are also in M. Issa in the possession of Hugh Bowe and were heretofore purchased by Richard Trustram father of E.T. from Thomas Frankes and devised to her by R.T., and all other property etc. of E.T.
(Middle of document completely illegible)
...... be living then the sum of £600 to be paid to such child or children of Thomas by any other wife or wives to be equally divided between them share and share alike, the share of every of such children to be paid to him, her or them as they attain the age of 21 if T.P. be then dead, but if not then the share of every of the children to be paid to them within six months after the death of T.P. & T.P. further directs that in case he leaves at his death any such children of his by any other wife or wives, and such children shall be under 21, at his death, then Edward P. & J. Boodle shall place the sum of £600 at interest as soon as may be conveniently done after it has been raised and advanced as aforesaid and pay the interest of the share of every such child in the £600 for their maintenance and education yearly until their share of the £600 shall become payable as aforesaid. Provided in case any of the children die before their share of the £600 is payable, then his or her share to be divided equally among the survivors when the original share of such surviving child shall become payable, nevertheless the share of such child having attained 21 in the life time of Thomas Payne shall goto their executors and be deemed their personal estate though not to be paid until after the death of T.P; and T.P. in consideration that his brother Edward by Indentures 13 May 1741 (amongst other things) assigned to T.P. a bond bearing date the day preceding the last Indenture made by Andrew Dawes of Lea in the parish of Pontesbury of the penalty of £400 conditioned for payment of £200 to Edward Payne on 8 May 1746 as the portion of Thomas Payne as younger brother of Edward, and for affection of T.P. to Ed. P. and to his sister Sarah, wife of Thomas Thornes, Thomas in case he dies leaving no children, or if he leaves at his death one or more children of his, and such child(ren) die before their share becomes payable, directs that the £600 shall be paid for the following uses:- concerning the £300 of the £600 to be paid to Edward Payne for his own proper use forever; and concerning the £300 remaining of the £600 T.P. directs it to be laid out at interest and the interest arising to be paid to Sarah wife of Thomas Thornes yearly during her natural life and after her death then the £300 to be divided equally among the children of Sarah and Thomas or any other husband to be paid to such child(ren) as they attain 21 if Sarah shall be then dead, but if she is not dead the share of such child to be paid him or her within six months of Sarah's death, the interest of the share of every of them under 21 at the death of Sarah to be paid them for the maintenance and education until their share of the £300 shall become payable. Provided in case any of the children of Sarah die before their share of the £300 becomes payable then their share to be equally divided among the survivor(s) nevertheless the share of such child having attained 21 in the life time of Sarah shall go to their executors and be deemed their personal estate though not to be paid until after the death of Sarah, and in case Sarah dies leaving no children or children who all die before they reach 21, then the £300 shall be paid to Edward Payne for his own use for ever. Provided in case Thomas Payne leaves behind him at his death one or more children of him and Elizabeth then these presents and all herein contained shall be void. Provided further that Edward Payne and John Boodle shall not be answerable one for the act of the other but each for his own act and they shall not be answerable for the failure of any security whereon the £600 or any part of it shall be laid out at interest for the purposes aforesaid, and they shall reimburse themselves out of the £600 all costs, charges and expenses as they shall be put to in the performance of the trusts.
Signed and sealed: Tho. Payne.
Endorsed: Witnesses to sealing: William Basnett, Richd. Tudor.
Docketed: "Mr. Thomas Payne's Execution of his Power of charging his Wife's Estate with £600".

Mrs. Sarah Payne  [no ref. or date]

Bond  867/375  21 April 1742

Contents:
Edward Payne, jnr. of Pentreheylin, Salop, gent. is bound to Thomas Payne of Pentre ucha, gent. and Thomas Thornes of Argoed, gent in £200. Condition that Edward Payne permits Sarah his mother to hold the following premises in case she survives Edward snr. her husband during her life, viz. the orchard and garden belonging to a messuage called the Moat in the Parish of Kinnerley and the Parlour of the said house called the Moat and the buttery adjoining it and the chamber adjoining the parlour and the ?roof lying over the parlour and the use of the oven and brewhouse of the messuage when occasion requires, and underwood to be had from the tenement for fire, brewing and other necessary uses, and that Edward Payne yearly during her life carry to the tenement for the use of his mother one common cart load of good coal for firing, his mother paying for the same at the Pit where it is bought and shall carry the coal yearly before the 24th July every year, and Sarah shall peaceably and quietly hold the premises with free ingress, egress and regress without trouble from Edward junior.
Signed and sealed: Edward Payne.
Witnesses: William Basnett, Richard Tudor.
Docketed: Mr. Edward Payne, Jnr. to Mr. Thomas Payne and Mr. Thomas Thornes. Bond for £200 in trust for his Mother.

Demise of Pentreheylin house and mill for fifty years if Sarah so long live.  867/376  ? 1765

Badly affected by damp, and practically illegible.

Contents:
Date illegible.
(1) Edward Payne
(2) Sarah Payne
Rent: £34.
Signed and sealed by Edward Payne and with the mark of Sarah Payne.

Papers relating to the administration of the effects of Mrs. Sarah Payne and of the case between Thomas Payne and Thomas Thornes over the inventory  [no ref. or date]

Renunciation of executorship.  867/377  10 December 1771

Contents:
(1) Mr. Thomas Thornes of The Argoed, Kinnerley.
(2) Mr. William Probert of Cotton, Ruiton, farmer.
Whereas Mrs. Sarah Payne of the Moat in Kinnerley, widow, made her will on 28 September 1768 and amongst other things bequeathed to Probert £5 to be paid him, 12 months after her death, and by the will appointed Probert one of the exercutors of her will jointly with Thornes; and whereas Sarah sometimes after her making the will died, and Probert having received his legacy of £5 by payment of Thornes and has refused to act or join in the exercutorship and being desirous that Thornes should take on him the sole management of it as being the most proper person, and having the most leisure time to make the best of the effects; now Probert acknowledges the receipt of the £5 and renounces the executorship or to join the same, and promises and releases to Thornes all his estate, right, title and interest in the exercutorship by virtue of the will.
Signed and seales: William Probart.
Witness: William Griffiths.

[no title or date]  867/378

Contents:
"I promise to pay to Thomas Thornes of Argoyd the sum of sixty three pounds of good and lawful money of great Britton apond Demand with Iinterest for the same and Vallued Recevd this firest Day of May 1772 Wittness my Hand Saray Payne. Wittness ye same Elnor Hopkins"
"Sarah Payne one of the Lagatees in the will of Mrs. Sarah Payne widow deceased hath acording to the above receipt recevd 9 pounds over and above her due which she hath ..."
On dorse "December the 6th 1772 Recevd then of Thomas Thornes the sume of forety pounds torte my Legace Left me By my grandmother of the Moat. By me
Wittness: Sarah Payne, Martha Payne.
Recevived 29th March 1773 of Mr. Thornes the sum of twenty pounds add to the above receipt of forty pounds".
....... "legacy left to me from my Grandmother deceased due according to Date of her will September 26th 1772".
Martha Payne.
Docketed: "Sarah Payne's note".

[no title]  867/379  Kinnerley 17 September 1772

Contents:
Allegations of Hughes in the name of and as lawful Proctor of Thomas Payne, gent., grandson of Sarah Payne, late of the parish aforesaid, widow, deceased., against the pretended inventory in the cause of exhibiting the inventory of Sarah Payne promoted by Thomas Payne, against Thomas Thornes, gent. one of the executors named in the will of the deceased. The main exceptions relate to undervaluation of items in the inventory and to lack of particulars of certain items, and omissions from the inventory. Hughes prays that the defendant shall be obliged to exhibit on oath a more full, plain and true inventory, etc. and to pay the costs of the suit.

Bill of costs.  867/380  1772

Contents:
Kinnerely - Mr. Thomas Thornes defendant against Thomas Payne plaintiff for an Inventory and Account. Total £10.10s.8½d.
28 July 1773 George Rogers received 3 guineas from Mr. Thornes of Argoed.
11 September 1773 George Rogers received another £3.3s.0d. from Mr. Thornes.
Docketed: Kinnerely Mr. Thornes' Bill of Costs.
"7.10s.9d. to me and the sum of".

Case and opinion.  867/381  17 March 1773

Contents:
Since the death of Mrs. Thornes, the residuary legatee under the will in the case, the testatrix frequently declared that she had nobody to take care of her but her son-in-law, Mr. Thornes, and that he should have all at her death paying the legacies in the will to her grandchildren. Mr. Kenyon is desired to reconsider the case and give his opinion. 1st Qury. Whether parole evidence of these declarations will entitle Mr. Thornes to the residue the other executor having released in his favour.
Opinions: No declarations of the testatrix since the death of the residuary legatee can be to show how she meant the residuum should be disposed of - the residuary clause is clear proof that at the time the will was made the testatrix did not intend the residue for the executors, and the proof of subsequent parol declarations in inadmissable as it would be to set up a parol will against the written will.
Thomas Payne one of the grandsons and next of kin and who likewise styles himself administrator of the undisposed surplus of the testatrixes personal estate has instituted a suit in the spiritual Court of St. Asaph against Mr. Thornes for an inventory and account of the person estate of the testatrix which Mr. Thornes has since give in upon oath but Payne not satisfied therewith has exhibited very long exceptions thereto and the matter is likely to undergo an expensive litigation in that Court.
2nd Query. As the executors has once exhibited an inventory upon oath whether the Ecclesiastical Court has a right to require further from him and if a Prohibition will not lie in this case? "See the Case of Catchside Widow and Administatrix and against Ovington".
Opinion. He has not consulted that case, but unless it is against the jurisdiction of the spiritual court he can discern no reason why that court may not proceed to obtain the injunction the Executors hold to as the spiritual court has certainly jurisdiction of the disposition of person estate.
Signed: L1: Kenyon.
Note that on the authority of the case referred to he supposes the temporal courts would prohibit the ?parol D. made in this case.
Docketed: Case Mr. Kenyon.

Bill of costs contained in case of Mr. Thornes against Payne gent. amounting to £2. 5s. 8d.  867/382  1773

Contents:
8 November 1773
Note from Geo. Rogers desiring Thornes will send his cash to Oswestry the next day that they may settle matters concerning the Church Rate. He would not have sent to Thornes for the money, but their Chancellor Sir Thos. Salusbury died the 29th instant and Rogers must next Court Day pay all fees.
On dorse: 10 November 1773 Receipt by Geo. Thornes from Mr. Thornes of Argoed 2 guineas.
Directed to Thomas Thornes, Esq., at Argoed.

Bill of costs of George Rogers in the case of Thomas Thornes, gent., defendant against Thomas Payne over an inventory of the effects of Mrs. Sarah Payne, deceased. The bill is headed: "Kinnerley".  867/383  1774

Contents:
28 June 1774 receipt of the total £15.2s.3½d. from Mr. Thornes of Argoed, administrator of Mrs. Sarah Payne, widow by Geo. Rogers.
Docketed: Kinnerley Mr. Thorne's Bill £15.2s.3½d.

Marriage Settlement of John Evans and Sarah Payne 1774  [no ref. or date]

Lease and release, being a marriage settlement.  867/384 & 385  15 & 16 June 1774

Contents:
(1) John Evans, surgeon, of Oswestry.
(2) Sarah Payne of Pentreheilin, Kinnerley, spinster.
(3) The Rev. Thomas Trevor of Oswestry, clerk, Edward Thornes of Oswestry, Esq.
In consideration of the marriage shortly to be solemnised between John & Sarah, and of £700 which John is to have as Sarah's portion, and for making provision for Sarah and of the issue of the marriage, and for conveying an undivided moiety of the several messuages and lands hereinafter mentioned being the estate of John Evans, and of 5/- to Evans from Trevor and Thornes, Evans grants to Trevor and Thornes the undivided moiety of the messuage and lands called Trewern Tenement in the township of Trewern in the parish of Buttington, Montgomeryshire, formerly in the possession of James Edwards but now of John Jones; and the messuage and lands belonging called Fallets Tenement in the township of Trewern now also in the tenure of John Jones, and of all outbuildings, lands, etc. etc. belonging; and an undivided moiety of all other messuages and lands in Trewern of Evans which were the estate and inheritance of Ann Trevor, widow, his great aunt, deceased, and the reversion and remainder and all rights and privileges, to hold to Trevor and Thornes to the following uses: to the use of Evans and his heirs until the marriage and after than to the use of Evans for his life and after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise to the use of Trevor and Thornes for the life of Evans to preserve the contingent remainders, permitting Evans to take the rents; and after his death to the use of Sarah Payne for her life for her jointure in lieu of dower, and after her death to the use of the 1st son of John and Sarah and the heirs of his body, and in default of such heirs to the use of the 2nd, 3rd. 4th, 5th and all other sons of John and Sarah, by priority of age, and the heirs of the bodies of such sons by priority of age, etc., and in default of such issue to the use of the daughters of John and Sarah as tenants in common and the heirs of their bodies; and if only one daughter survives to the use of her and her heirs, and in default of such issue to the use of John and his heirs forever; if Sarah survives John and marries again and has issue by John living then immediately after such marriage the estate herein limited to her for life shall cease and in lieu thereof for the future jointure of Sarah for her life in bar of her dower Trevor and Thornes shall be seised of the undivided moiety of the premises to the use that Sarah shall yearly for her life receive out of the premises one annuity of £30, at Lady Day and Michaelmas, and if it is unpaid by 21 days and distrain for the same and dispose of the distress to satisfy the annuity; and if the annuity is unpaid for thirty days and no sufficient distress can be found then Sarah may enter any of the premises and enjoy the same until the annuity is paid; and if there is one or more children of the marriage, other than an eldest son, then it shall be lawful for John by deed or his will to charge the premises with any sum not exceeding £300 for portions or provisions for such children other than the eldest or only son, to be paid when and as he limits; and he may appoint or demise the premises for a term not exceeding 300 years in trust to secure the payment of the sums redeemable by the person next in remainder on full payment of the sums; and Evans with the consent of Trevor & Thornes to grant and convey all or any part of the premises to any other person(s) in exchange for property of equal value to be assured to the same uses; and Evans may grant and demise any of the premises to anyone in possession and not in reversion or by way of future interest for any term not exceeding 21 years, or 1, 2 or 3 lives, provided on such leases there is reserved and made payable half yearly the best and most improved yearly rents that can be had to be incident to the reversion and inheritance expectant on the determination of such leases without any fine, etc; Evans covenants that he has a good and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple in the premises without incumbrances; and he has absolute authority to grant and release the same, and they are to be held without suit or trouble from claimants, free of all chartes and incumbrances; and that Evans and other claimants at any time will at the request of Trevor and Thornes, at the cost of Evans, make further assurances in the law of the premises.
Release.
Signed and sealed by John Evans, Sarah Payne.
Lease: signed and sealed by John Evans.
Witnesses: Dd. Roberts and Lewis Jones.
Lease docketed: Evans surgeon to Trevor Clk. and another.
Lease of Possession.
Release docketed: Settlement made on the Marriage of Mr. John Evans with Miss Sarah Payne.
Release has 2 membranes and 4 applied seals.

Receipt of deeds from Mr. Richard Povall, namely: Lease & release of June 15 & 16, 1774, the release being between John Evans, surgeon (1) Sarah Payne, spinster (2) the Rev. Thomas Trevor, Clerk and Edward Thornes, Esq., (3) purporting to be a settlement on the marriage of John Evans with Sarah Payne.  867/386  27 April 1779

ROGERS FAMILY  [no ref. or date]

DEEDS & LEASES  [no ref. or date]

Messuages and lands in Maesbrook Ucha, Kinnerley  [no ref. or date]

Bond.  867/387  26 November 1741

Contents:
Josiah Thomas of Oswestry, tanner is bound to William Rogers of Halstone, Salop, gent. in £220.
Condition that Thomas performs in the covenants, etc. in an indenture of release of even date between Thomas and Elizabeth his wife (1) and Rogers (2) purporting a purchase of a messuage and lands in Maesbrook Ucha.
Signed and sealed by Josiah Thomas.
Witnesses: Milward Rogers and Thos. Edwards.
Docketed: Josiah Thomas to William Rogers Bond to perform covenants of purchase deeds of land in Maesbrook. £220 No.21.

Settlement.  867/388  February 1771

Contents:
(1) William Rogers, gentleman, of Maesbrook Ucha in the parish of Kinnerley.
(2) John Jeffries, clerk, of Oswestry.
John Bill, gent. of Llansaintfraid in Mechen, Montgom.
(3) Edward Rogers, surgeon and apothecary, of St. Asaph, Flint, nephew of the said William Rogers.
William for natural love for Edward and for his better support and livelihood, grants to Jeffries and Bill in their possession by a bargain and sale of the previous day, all those several messuages and lands in the respective holdings of Thomas Ratcliffe, Rees Vaughan, Rowland Ellis, Henry Thomas, John Derix, Edward Trevor, and John Davies in the township of Maesbrook Ucha, parish of Kinnerley, with c.½ acre of land in a meadow called Pentre Meadow in the parish of Llanymynech. To hold to Jeffries and Bill, to the use of Wm. Rogers for his life, and after the determination of that estate to the use of Jeffries and Bill during the life of Wm. on trust to support the contingent remainder from being destroyed and for that purpose to make entries and bring actions as required but in trust for Wm. Rogers and to permit him to receive the rents and profits for his life and after his decease to the use of Edward Rogers, nephew of Wm. for his life and after the determination of that estate to the use of Jeffries and Bill as above for the life of Edward, in trust for him to receive the rents for his life, and after the determination of that estate to the use of all the sons of Edward by priority of birth and of the heirs male of such son or sons, the eldest being preferred before the younger, and in default of such issue to the use of George Rogers, brother to Edward for his life and after the determination of that estate to the use of Jeffries and Bill as above for George's life in trust for George to receive the rents; and after the determination of that estate to the use of the sons of George and the heirs male of George, and in default of such issue to the use of John Rogers, nephew of William Rogers for his life and after the determination of the estate to the use of Jeffries and Bill as above in trust for him to receive the rents during his life and after his decease to the use of his sons and their heirs male, and in default of such issue to the use of Samuel Rogers, brother of John, for his life, and after the determination of that estate, to the use of Jeffries and Bill as above in trust for S. to receive the rents for his life. After the death of Samuel Rogers to the use of to all and every son and sons of Samuel by priority of birth, and to their sons, in order, and in default of such issue to the use of William Rogers, brother of Samuel and nephew of William Rogers, for his life with impeachment of waste and after the determination of that estate to the use of John Jeffries and John Bill and their heirs in trust to support the contingent uses, and for that purposes to make entries, bring actions as the case requires, and to permit William Rogers to receive and take the rents and profits during his life and after his death to the use of the son and sons of William Rogers by seniority of age, and their sons, and in default of such issue to the use of the right heirs of Wm. Rogers the uncle, forever; and it was agreed that it should be lawful for Wm. Rogers by deed or will to charge any of the messuages, houses, tenements and premises with any sum not exceeding £600 to be paid to such persons as Wm. Rogers directs, such money so charged to be raised on the premises by mortgage to enable the tenant for life to pay the same with the like power to every other succeeding tenant for life.
"Copy of deed executed by me W. Rogers".
Docketed on dorse: Copy Deed of Settlement of Maesbrook Est. on Mr. Edward Rogers.

Copy (22 October 1790) of Mortgage of July (with note that the copier is not certain whether it was dated in July or August) 1786.  867/389  1786

Contents:
(1) Edward Rogers, apothecary of St. Asaph, Flint. William Rogers, apothecary, of St. Asaph, eldest son and heir apparent of Edward.
(2) Anna Maria Lloyd, spinster, of Stanley Place, Chester.
Consideration: £400. The Rogers grant to Anna in her possession by virtue of a bargain and sale for a year of the previous day, those several messuages and lands in the township of Maesbrook Ucha, parish of Kinnerley; and the piece of land of c.½ acre part of meadow called Pentre Meadow in the parish of Llanymynech; all which premises are now or lately were in the respective holdings of Thomas Ratcliffe, Rees Vaughan, Rowland Ellis, Henry Thomas, John Derix, Edward Trevor and John Davies and were heretofore the estate and inheritance of William Rogers, late of Maesbrook Ucha, gentleman, deceased, who in his lifetime by indentures of lease and release of 5 & 6 March 1721/2 conveyed the same to Edward Rogers and William Rogers and all other their premises and hereditaments in Llanymynech with the reversion, remainder, right and title of the Rogers, and all deeds and evidence. To hold to Anna Maria Lloyd her heirs and assigns, to her use for ever, subject to the Proviso for redemption, that if the Rogers pay £400 with interest at 5% at a date left blank to Miss Lloyd, according to the condition of a bond of equal date herewith by which the Rogers are bound to Miss Lloyd in £800, then she will release and reconvey the premises to the Rogers at their request and cost. The Rogers covenant to pay the principal and interest at the stated time; that they are lawfully seised of the property free of incumbrances; they have full power to convey the property; after default in payment Miss Lloyd shall peacefully possess the premises, indemnified by the Rogers from all former conveyances; and they will, after default, make a further assurance in the law at their own cost; until default the Rogers shall peacefully possess the premises.
Whereas in Michaelmas term 26 George III (1785) a recovery was suffered of the premises pursuant to a lease and release of 30 September and 1 October 1785, between the Rogers (1) Richard Edmunds, gent., of Lincolns Inn (2) Bennett Williams, Esq., of Boddlewithan, Flint, in which Williams was demandant, Edmunds, tenant and the Rogers vouchees, and the whole effect and operation of this recovery and every other conveyance was by the last recited indenture of release declared, and the recoveror(s) and their heirs should stand seised of the premises to such uses as the Rogers by any deed should direct; and in default thereof to the use of Edward Roger and his assigns for his life and on the determination of that estate to the use of William Rogers his heir and assigns for ever. Now it is further witnessed that inpursuance of the recovery that the Rogers by virtue of the power reserved by the indenture receited, direct and limit the premises to the use of Anna Lloyd her heirs and assigns for ever, subject to the proviso for redemption.
11 May 1789
(Addition) Whereas Anna Lloyd has advanced to the Rogers the further sum of £100 and thereupon the Rogers have entered into a bond of even date with these presents to Anna Lloyd in £200 with condition for making it void on the payment to her of the £100 with interest at 5% on May 10 next; now for the better securing of the further sum and interest the Rogers covenant that the messuages and lands mortgaged to her shall stand chargeable and remain a security to Anna Lloyd as well for the payment of the £400 and interest as also for the £100, and the premises shall not be redeemed until both sums are paid.
Note that the foregoing writing was transcribed from the drafts of the original deeds of which they are copies and which 'tis apprehended will suffice as the original deeds are in the custody of the mortgages.
Signed: Williams and Oldfield, date as above.
Docketed: Copies of Miss Lloyd's securities for £500.

Release and surrender of taxes.  867/390  11 October 1787

Contents:
(1) Thomas Payne, gentleman, of Pentrey Ucha, parish of Kinnerley.
(2) William Rogers, surgeon, of St. Asaph, Flint.
Recital of Indenture 25 March 1747 between William Rogers, gentleman, of West Felton (great uncle of the above Wm. Rogers) (1) Elizabeth Payne, widow, of Pentrey Ucha, parish of Kinnerley, mother of Thomas Payne (2) W.R.in consideration of £30 agreed to sell to Elizabeth an inclosure called Josiah Thomas's land otherwise Will: Lee's land then belonging to a certain messuage in Maesbrook Ucha in the parish of Kinnerley which Wm Rogers had formerly purchased from Josiah Thomas then of Oswestry, tanner, and in further consideration of Elizabeth covenanting to pay the one third of all lawns and taxes charged on the whole of the messuage and lands, the inclosure being considered as the one third part in quantity of the lands belonging to the messuage so purchased by Wm Rogers. Whereas since the death of Elizabeth Payne some disputes have happened between the said Wm Rogers and Thomas Payne, son of Elizabeth about the payment of the taxes, and to put an end to their differences it was agreed by them to submit the same to the award and arbitration of the Rev. Worthington, Doctor Divinity, who by his award of 17 July 1770 directed Thomas Payne to pay to Wm Rogers £9, and Rogers on receipt of it was ordered to release Payne from the covenant in the part recited deed; and whereas the executor of Wm Rogers has ever since the making of such award paid the lewn and taxes charged on the inclosure and since his decease his representatives have continued to pay the same; and whereas Wm Rogers, party hereto in consideration of Thomas Payne discharging him for ever from the payment of the lewns and taxes yearly imposed on the inclosure, and in further consideration of 7 guineas paid to him by Thomas Payne, has conveyed by indenture of feoffment of equal date with these presents a certain furlong piece of land of 2 roods and 20 perches in a certain town field in the township of Maesbrook Ucha called Maes kustylea or Pentreyfield, adjoining on the east side thereof the lands of Wm Rogers and on the west by another furlong of Wm Rogers hereby also mentioned to be conveyed on the North by the lands of Edward Davies and on the south end thereof by the lands of Sir Henry Bridgeman, bart; and a certain other furlong piece uninclosed of 37 perches in the said town field and township, adjoining on the east end to lands belonging to Thomas Skye, gent. and to the furlong before mentioned to be herewith conveyed on the west to the lands of Thomas Payne on the north to lands belonging to Thomas Payne. To hold to Thomas Payne, his heirs and assigns for ever. Now Thomas Payne in consideration of Wm Rogers, party hereto, conveying and assuring the said 2 furlongs and premises as aforesaid and in consideration of the 7 guineas to him paid by Wm Rogers, release and for ever discharges Rogers from the payment of all lewns, taxes and impositions whatsoever, parochial or parliamentary that shall be taxed on the inclosure before mentioned and from the clause and charge given in and by the award of Wm Worthington for making Wm Rogers deceased and his heirs liable to the payment of the lewns and taxes in respect of the piece of land of Thomas Payne; and from all action, causes, suits, bonds, covenants and claims in law or equity which he Thos now have or will have re the taxes on the inclosure.
Signed and sealed: Thos. Payne.
Witnesses: Milward Rogers, Milward Dovaston.
Docketed on dorse.
Release and surrender of Taxes.
Mr. Thos. Payne to Mr. Willm. Rogers.
Dated the Eleventh day of October 1787.

Attested copy of release to create a tenant to the precipe of 1 October 1785.  867/391  21 July 1789

Contents:
(1) Edward Rogers, apothecary of St. Asaph, Flint.
William Rogers, apothecary, of the same place, eldest son and heir of Edward.
(2) Richard Edmunds, gent, of Lincolns Inn, Middx.
(3) Bennett Williams, Esq., of Boddlewithan, Flint.
For barring estates tail and expectant remainders on the premises below mentioned, the Rogers release to Edmunds in his possession by virtue of a bargain and sale for 1 year of the previous day, the messuages in Maesbrook Ucha, Kinnerley parish and the piece of land, c.½ acre in Pentre Meadow, Llanymynych parish; now or lately in the holdings of Thomas Ratcliffe, Rees Vaughan, Rowland Ellis, Henry Thomas, John Derix, Edward Trevor and John Davies, heretofore the estate of William Rogers, late of Maesbrook Ucha, gent. deceased. To hold to Richard Edmunds to his use for ever, to the end that he should become perfect tenant of the freehold of the premises that good common recovery may be suffered at the cost of the Rogers; it is agreed between parties that it may be lawful for Williams and his heirs before Muchalemas term next to prosecute a write of entry against Richard Edmunds to which Edmunds shall appear and vouch to warranty the Rogers so that a good common recovery shall be made; and the parties agree that the recovery shall be adjudged to be to such uses as the Rogers shall appoint, and in default to the use of Edward Rogers for his life, and then to the use of William Rogers his heirs and assigns for ever.
Signed by Edward Rogers, William Rogers, Richard Edmunds.
Witnesses to sealing: Edwd. Williams of Farm, J. Oldfield clerk to Mr. Williams, Ow. Owens of Llwyndedwydd, and Tho: Bridges Hughes.
Attested to be a true copy by J. Oldfield, and Jno. Copr. Williams.
Docketed: 1st October 1785.
Edward Rogers apothy. and son to Richard Edmund, Gent.
Attested Copy of Release to make a Tenant to the Precipe of lands in the County of Salop.

Anna Maria Lloyd acknowledges to have received from Mr. Edward Thornes £300 and from Mr. William Rogers £200, making £500 in full satisfaction of the principal sum secured to her, all interest having been paid her by Wm. Rogers, in consideration of which all her right and interest in the mortgage is to be assigned by her to Mr. Milward Rogers and the Rev. Wm. Thornes in pursuance of the settlement made previous to the marriage of Wm. Rogers with his present wife the daughter of Edward Thornes and which assignment is to be made by Anna on the application and by the direction of Wm. Rogers ...  867/392  September 1791

Contents:
Note: "This is to be indorsed upon the Mortgage and the Mortgage deed to be brought back by Mr. Thornes in order that an Assignment may be immediately drawn".

Schedule of Deeds belonging to Elinor Rogers relating to an estate at Maesbrook Ucha. 1553-1787. Acknowledgment that the deeds and writing were left with Walter Burley as a security for money advanced by him to Mrs. Rogers' son, Wm. Rogers, on 1 November 1816. Certified by William Cooper that the deeds were now in his office, 1 November 1816.  867/393  1 November 1816

Articles of Agreement.  867/394  15 December 1794

Contents:
(1) William Rogers of St. Asaph, surgeon,
(2) William Grindley, Whittington, farmer.
Wm Rogers for the rents, covenants and considerations to be reserved in a lease hereafter to be granted promises to execute a lease on or before Lady day next to Wm Grindley of the messuage and farm called the Fields of Wm Rogers in Maesbrook Ucha, Kinnerly with the lands belonging and 5 other messuages in Maesbrook Ucha late in the holding of Thomas Ratcliffe but now of Wm Grindley, to hold to Grindley for 10 years from Lady day next, paying £60 p.a. at Michaelmas and Lady day the 1st payment at Michaelmas next in which intended lease is to be the following covenants:- Grindley covenants to pay the rent at the days mentioned; a covenant to pay Rogers £10 more for every acre he ear, plough, digupon, convert into tillage of the meadow or pasture land demised, and in proportion for any greater or lesser quantity than an acre so broken up such payments to be made at the times of paying the yearly rent next after breach of the covenant. Covenant that if the yearly rent is behind or unpaid by 21 days or if Grindley lets the messuage and farm (the Fields) or lands belonging without licence in writing of Rogers then the lease to be void without Rogers making any entry or bringing any ejectment. Covenant by Grindley to pay all lewns and taxes and every imposition on the premises, land tax and chief rent excepted, and leave the buildings on all the premises well thatched with straw to be found by him off the premises and not taken from the farm and the glass windows in good order and repair and all the hedges, gates, stiles, ditches and watercourses in good order and condition nor crop, lop or cut down any of the trees on the premises or cut or carry off any thorns or brushwood, but allow Rogers free liberty at all times of the year to come upon the premises and inspect the buildings and make such repairs as he may see occasion and to plant any trees whatever without any recompense for any injury which may be done thereby and Grindley shall so carry with his team all the slates, lime, stone, timber and other materials necessary to put any buildings in order without any satisfaction from Rogers, and shall not take more than 3 crops of grain from the premises at any time without laying the same down successively with clover twelve pounds of good seed to every bushel sowing of wheat and shall spend and consume all the hay, straw, fodder and compost on the premises and not to break up in any one of the 3 last years of the term more lands thereof than he usually did in the preceding years laying the same down with good clover seed in an husbandlike manner under the penalty of £10 an acre and so in proportion for any greater or lesser quantity; and that Grindley will execute a counterpart of a lease to the purport in these articles contained before or on 25th March next to be prepared by Messrs. Dovaston and Bratton and the expense to be divided between Rogers and Grindley, and Messrs. D. & B are empowered immediately to prepare the same. Covenants by Rogers: that he will on or before-25 March 1796 put The Fields in good order and repair having what materials are wanting carried by the team of Grindley and pay the Land Tax and chief rent and allow for what clover shall be in the lands at the expiration of the term by 2 indifferent persons, one chosen by each party, and allow such parts of grain of winter corn in the last year of the terms as is consistent with the custom of the parish of Kinnerly and it shall be lawful for Grindley to let any or all of the 5 small messuages as he thinks proper observing the covenants re reparation of the premises the Fields being only restricted in that respect, and that Grindley shall be allowed to take off or sell the last year's much made the previous winter. Roger agrees Grindley shall let a small croft (an acre or thereabouts) to Thos. Ratcliffe while he continues as undertenant to Grindley and no longer in that house adjoining the Green lately occupied by the Wea (?ver) and also the straw or part of it had from the farm to be used for thatching the lease to be drawn for 21 years and that £5 is to be allowed out of the half years rent due 29 September 1795 for what trespass is or may be done by the falling or carrying away of timber on the premises.
Signed and sealed: William Rogers, Wm. Grindley.
Witness: Edwd. ?acrd.
Docketed: Rogers to Grindley Articles for a Lease of several Messuages and Lands situate at Maesbrook in the parish of Kinnerley County of Salop.
Signed the 15th day of September, 1794. Paper.

Agreement.  867/395  19 April 1816

Contents:
(1) Elinor Rogers, widow, of Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury.
(2) William Grindley, farmer of Maesbrook Ucha.
In consideration of the rents, reservations and agreements below, agrees to let the messuage and lands called the Fields in Maesbrook Ucha in the parish of Kinnerley; and 5 small messuages in Maesbrook Ucha, which 6 messuages and lands are now in the occupation of William Grindley, reserving to her all timber and other trees and hedges now growing or which shall grow on the premises, with liberty for her to plant trees on all convenient parts and to prune and fell, cord, coal, convert and carry them away through the demised property, making reasonable satisfaction for all damage done thereby with liberty to enter on the premises at all times to view the conditions of the repairs. To hold to William Grindley from 25 March last for 1 year, as so on from year to year as long as both parties shall agree, paying the yearly rent of £120 clear of all taxes except Land Tax and chief rent, by 2 payments, on 29th September, and 25th March, 1st payment on 29 September next; and paying to Elinor the further yearly rent of £20 on the same days as an increase of rent for every acre of meadow or pasture and so in proportion for a greater or less quantity than 1 acre which Grindley shall plough up or convert into tillage during the term, the 1st payment of such increase on the 1st days of payment next after the ploughing up. G. agrees in case of £120 yearly rent or increase of £20 is unpaid for 21 days after it is due, or if he assigns all or any of the lands called the fields to any person without the consent of Elinor in writing, she may re-enter and repossess the premises; Grindley agrees that he shall pay the rent and increased rents, and discharges all taxes and assessments except land tax and chief rent, and keep in good order and repair the glass and lead part of the windows of the messuages, boards on the outbuildings and gates, styles, hedges, ditches, mounds and fences, being allowed timber in the rough and all other materials (except thatch straw and springles) and deliver the premises up in good order; and will use and manage the lands belonging to the premises in a good husbandlike manner, and shall not bread up into tillage at the next Michaelmas seedness more of the lands than what shall come in due course of husbandry than is usually sowed and carry and spread in a husbandlike manner ten cubic yards of good rotten muck orforty bushels of well burnt lime on every acre of the demised premises which he shall sow with winter corn and so in proportion for any greater or less quantity than 1 acre and at next Lent seedness lay down such of the lands belonging to the premises which he shall sow with lent tilling with good sound clover seeds, 7 pounds of red clover and 3 pounds of white Dutch to each acre; and will spend and consume with his cattle and horses all the hay, straw, fodder and manure that shall arise on the premises on some convenient part for the benefit of the lands except what shall be necessary for thatching the buildings belonging to the premises; and shall on reasonable notice carry with his team all the slates, stones, bricks, timber, lime and all other materials that shall be wanting for putting the messuage and premises in tenantable repair, without any satisfaction for the same but not for any new erections or buildings; ans shall set the dwellinghouse at the Fields to some decent person (as Elinor shall approve of) to dwell in during the term; and Grindley shall not do any wilful waste, spoil or destruction on the premises, nor crop, lop, top or cut down any of the trees growing or cut or carry away any of the thorns or hedges off the premises during the term; and Elinor agrees to allow to Grindley the land tax and chief rent charged on the premises; and will keep the several dwelling houses and outbuildings demised (except thatching, nailing boards on the buildings and the lead and glass part of the windows of the houses) in good repair and allow the market price for the clover seed which G. shall sow at the Lent seedness next preceding the end of the term, such price to be fixed by 2 farmers, one chosen by each party provided he shall pay up and preserve the same in due time from being destroyed; and shall permit him to let the 5 messuages during the term; and allow him to have his customary parts or share (the tithes being 1st set forth) of the wheat or winter corn which he shall sow at the Michaelmas seedness preceding the end of the term with the straw thereof according to the custom of the township of Maesbrook Ucha, provided he shall prepare and manure the lands so sown in a husbandlike manner and not otherwise; and shall permit him to take the muck which shall be made in the winter preceding the expiration of the term for his own use; it is mutually agreed that in case G. shall be permitted by Elinor to occupy the premises after the expiration of the term then thenceforth he agree to pay her the yearly rent of £120 for the premises half yearly in manner aforesaid, and to hold the premises on the same terms and agreement as before until the expiration of the year for which 6 months notice in writing shall be given by one of the parties on or before some future term of Michaelmas to quit at the Lady day then next following.
Signed: Elinor Rogers and Wm. Grindley, witnessed by M:d Rogers and Milwd. Rogers jnr.

Articles of Agreement.  867/396  9 June 1819 (dated crossed out and twenty one in pencil over the nineteen of the year)

Contents:
(1) Elinor Rogers, widow, of Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury
(2) Robert (crossed out & "John" in pencil) Grindley, farmer of the township of Maesbrook Ucha.
(3) Added in pencil Wm. Rogers, gent, of Argoed and Wm. Grindley, farmer, of Gowysham, Salop.
Elinor leases to Robert (John written over throughout) Grindley the property in Maesbrook Ucha (described in Agreement of 19 April 1816, see 867/425) with the same reservations, to hold for one year. Yearly rent of £105 at 29 September and 25th March, 1st Payment on 29th September next, with yearly £20 for each acre of meadow he ploughs up. Covenants as in the earlier agreement (867/395) with pencilled alterations.
Additional agreement that William Grindley covenants with Elinor that in case Robert Grindley shall during the continuance of this agreement fail to pay the rents or to perform any of the covenants then William shall pay to Elinor all such sum as shall be so in arrear and such sums as shall be adjudged to her on any trial or award on any reference or arbitration as a compensation for the breach of the covenant.
Signed and sealed: Eleanor Rogers, Robert Grindley, witnessed by Will Cooper and Thos. Harley Kough.
Pencilled addition: Jno. Grindley Tenant.
Willm Rogers of Argoed
Willm Grindley of Gogwysham Father of the said Mr. Grindley Bonds
Piece of paper with the three last names on it pinned to document.

PERSONAL PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

Edward Rogers  [no ref. or date]

Bond.  867/397  27th August, 1768

Contents:
Edward Rogers of St. Asaph, surgeon and apothecary is bound to John Davies of Sandford, gentleman in £80.
Condition: Edward Rogers is to pay to Davies £40 on or before 27th February, 1769.
Signed and sealed: Edward Rogers.
Witness: Geo: Rogers.
Docketed on dorse: Bond from Ed. Rogers Apothy. to Jno Davies.
Applied seal, cracked.

William Rogers, snr. who married Eleanor Thornes  [no ref. or date]

Apprenticeship Indenture.  867/398-415  27th November 1789

Contents:
1) John Lloyd, a minor, son of William Lloyd of Ddolhaiarn, in the parish of Llanfair Talhaiarn, Denbighshire, gent.
2) William Rogers of St. Asaph, Flint, surgeon and apothecary.
3) William Lloyd, the father.
John with the consent of his father, binds himself to be an apprentice to Wm Rogers from this date for 3 years during which he will honestly, faithfully and diligently serve Rogers as his apprentice; and Wm Lloyd covenants with Wm Rogers immediately before the execution of the presents to pay to Rogers £60, and during the term will provide his son with all wearing apparel and the washing and mending of his clothes and linen; and Rogers covenants that to the best of his skill and knowledge he will teach and instruct John in the business of a surgeon and apothecary during the 3 years; and Wm Lloyd covenants that John will during the term faithfully and obediently serve Rogers not imbezzle, disclose secrets or Wm or his patients without Rogers's consent, and not absent himself without consent. Rogers will give John good and wholesome meat, drink and lodging; if Rogers dies before the end of 3 yrs, Rogers's executors shall pay Wm. Lloyd so much of the £60 as justly appears due, at the rate of £20 p.a.; if John dies before the end of 3 yrs, the £60 to be the sole property of Rogers.
Signed and sealed by John Lloyd, William Rogers, William Lloyd.
Witnesses: R. Lawler of St. Asaph, the mark of Dd Thos. of Myford Mill.
Docketed: Mr. John Lloyd and Father to Mr. William Rogers of St. Asaph, surgeon etc. Indentures of apprenticeship for 3 years.
Dated 27th and of November, 1789.
3 applied seals. Paper.

"A List of the well Wishers of Mr. William Rogers towards ringing the Bell of the Parish Church of St. Asaph May the 11th 1791" amounting to £3.5.6.  867/399  11 May 1791

Contents:
There are 53 names, with the amounts given. Some have the names of their professions, some others have place of residence, e.g. John Williams rose and Crown, Mary Morris George and Dragon, and John Hughes Rhylas Rhyddlan.

Case put to Mr. Leycester for his opinion by Mr. W. Rogers party to the deeds which he sent with this paper.  867/400  28th August, 1793

Contents:
Mrs. Rogers, his mother, another party, has been frequently applied to by him and Mr. Evans the trustee therein named, and by many of Mrs. Rogers's friends to join in selling the property described in the deeds, to which applications she has always refused and has repeatedly said that she would rather be torn limb from limb than sign any conveyance of her property.
Mr. Rogers since the execution of the deeds has been married and has 2 children and is likely to have more, he would wish to benefit them rather than his brother and sisters.
Can Mr. Roger's brother and sister on their mother's death compel him and Mr. Evans to sell this property for their benefit as she refuses to join in selling.
Mr. Rogers is in possession of the deeds and is afraid of doing anything to them and W.R. is apprehensive that he may be called to an account by his brother and sisters on their mother's death by a bill in equity involving him in trouble.
Does Mr. L. think that if Mr. Rogers and Mr. Evans were to send Mrs. Rogers a written notice that if she does not join them in selling, that Mr. Rogers will destroy the deeds would be of any service to him or how should he proceed?
Opinion Such a message would be of no avail and ought not to be sent; Mr. Wm R. cannot destroy the deeds without great injustice and making himself responsible for the consequence of it to his brother and sisters who take a benefit under the settlement; the estate is by the deeds to lead the uses of the recovery convyed to Evans in trust to sell, so E. ought to sell and apply the money according to the trust; if he does not he may be compelled by a bill in equity by any of the parties to the deed; and the brother and sisters will have a right to their shares given them by the deed, of which Mr. Wm R. cannot deprive them, nor can he give to his own children what is given to his brother and sister by the settlement in question. Signed: H. Leycester. Chester.
Docketed: Mr. Leycester 1 ga
T. Roberts St. Asaph

Bill of goods bought by Mr. Rogers from John Sanders, consisting of brown cloth, corduroy, thicksett, callico, glazed linen, fustian, buckram, canvas, cotton linging, silk, twist, thread, tape, coat metal buttons and vest metal buttons amounting to £2. 8. 1½.  867/401  Mostyn 27th October, 1794

Contents:
"Paid the above in the presence of his Father."
Docketed: "Mr. Saunders Mostyn's Bill October 27th 1794".

Letter from Rd Lawler to Mr. Rogers, Surgeon, Flint Castle.  867/402  St. Asaph 3rd November, 1794

Contents:
L. received R.'s of the 30th of last month, this morning. John Kennedy of Holywell came to St. Asaph by L.'s desire having appointed K. special Bailiff on purpose to arrest Roberts, Mr. Hughes of the Cottage, as Under Sheriff, told Kennedy, he, H. would see that Roberts was arrested, and that the business should be properly done. L. expects every minute to hear from the cottage. Mr. Whitley has been there and with Roberts. The moment the business is done L. will write to R. or wait upon him. He, L., saw Walker, the Scotchman, and found him well inclined to serve Rogers. L. hopes to see Rogers at St. Asaph on Thursday next and sends his respects to Mrs. Rogers.
Docketed: Mr. Lawler. Nov. 3 - 1794.

Letter from John Lloyd from Holywell, directed to Mr. Rogers, Surveon, Flint.  867/403  5th November, 1794

Contents:
R.'s letter came just in time to stop L.'s journey to Oswestry. L. could get neither horse nor messenger the day before so he thought to lose no time about the business he would go immediately himself. He would do nothing until he heard further from R. but L. was well convinced Walker would come into no other terms. He meant to write by this post to Mr. Dovaston.

Letter from Rd. Lawler to Mr. Rogers, Surgeon, Flint Castle.  867/404  St. Asaph 10th November, 1794

Contents:
Extract from Impoy's Practice, p. 13, under title Sheriff's Authority. "The Sheriff is obliged to execute every writ issued, and directed to him by lawful authority, with the utmost expedition, or as soon after he receives it as the nature of the thing will admit of, and there cannot be a surer thing to go by than a strict observance of what's enjoined by the writ, but as on the one hand he must not shew any favour, nor be guilty of any unreasonable delay; so on the other hand he must not be guilty of oppression nor make use of other force, nor greater offence than the thing requires." L. is sending this extract from the best book on these matters, but he is well convinced Roberts is under bail, until the return of the writ, and then an appearance will be entered, or within 8 days after and special bail, after that L. will file R.'s declaration, then Roberts must plead, as after judgment. If he pleads, it must be double, first rent he owes R. nothing, afterwards as set off, charging R. with as much as R. demands of him; If he is short 40/- all cost falls upon him, likewise what balance may appear to be due to R. He is only playing the fool with Mr. Hughes and Mr. Whitley, and tells them fine storys which he will severely repent of it he don't settle this business amicably, R. may depend on L. being true to him in every thing. Concerning the bed and &c L. means to bring that on at the Great Sessions which will be the properest place and where justice will be done, also attended with more expense to Mr. Defr. They (L.& R.) are sure to be successful in each matter. L. sends his respects to Mrs. Rogers.

Letter from Milward Dovaston to Mr. Rogers, surgeon, Flint, addressing his as "cousin".  867/405  23rd November, 1794

Contents:
He has received R.'s letter re the timber at Maesbrook and approves of the person R. mentioned coming over to take a survey of the timber now on the estate at Maesbrook with the boards already out there. When D. intimated to R. that he was willing to take the remaining part at Mr. Maddox's valuation, it was from D.'s great wish and desire of contributing all his power of relieving R. from his present disagreeable situation and not from any motive of benefit or profit which D. might desire from the measure, and D. will be happy in having that burthern removed from his, D.'s, shoulders. Mr. Maddox he maintains, will not think himself ill treated thereby, and D. will be happy indeed to settle the remainder part of their accounts, and more particularly since it will in the least further R.'s release; with respect to Mr. Grindley whom D. saw on Wednesday, and they have agreed for the farm on the terms of Ratcliffs late lease at £60 p.a. clear, for 10 years.
D. is to prepare the Articles on Wednesday next and he will come to R. to have them executed. D. conceives G. a desirable tenant and thinks R. cannot do better than to accept him. Mrs. Dovaston and Mr. D. send respects to Mrs. Rogers and R. himself.
Docketed: Mr. Dovaston November 23rd, 1794.

Account  867/406  1794-5

Contents:
Mr. William Rogers in account with Mr. Milward Dovaston. Income from sale of timber, and expenditure on the sale. References to Maesbrook, and to the drawing of the lease of Maesbrook farm.
4th May, 1795 "Settled and examined this account errors excepted" William Rogers Milward Dovaston.
Docketed: Copy Mr. Dovaston's accot. Dr. & Cr. with Mr. Wm. Rogers.

Letter (copy) from Mr. Hughes to Rd. Lawler (In Rogers against Roberts).  867/407  8th December 1794

Contents:
3rd December, 1794 Cottage
The deft. has long since given bail to the Sheriff for his appearance to the writ issued out in this cause on the return thereof, yet nothwithstanding such writ is made returnable the first Wednesday in December the Deft. has 14 days from that time to appear and put in special bail, but as H. does not know that he means to avail himself of that circumstance, L. will probably receive an intimation from him that special bail has been already or will be within that period put in.
St. Asaph 8th December, 1794
Letter from Rd. Lawler to Mr. Rogers.
Above R. will receive a copy of Mr. Hughes's letter to L. concerning the business in pursuance of which L. wrote to him; R. will now find matters will be tryed at the Assizes by the tone of this letter. However L. has not a doubt but they will flog Roberts in each.

Letter from J. Oldfield to Mr. Rogers, Apothecary, Flint; He only received Rogers's letter the day before owing to its being directed to Conway as he has left Furnace and resides "here" only he has an Office "there" where he attends every Monday.  867/408  Farm 6th January, 1795

Contents:
He will send a copy of Rogers's letter to Mr. Walker and let him know Walker's answer. Oldfield has no authority to accede to Rogers's proposals without an Insurance.

Letter from J. Oldfield to Mr. Rogers.  867/409  Farm 8th January, 1795

Contents:
If Mr. Walker would agree to the terms proposed by Rogers the Deed of Assignment might be got ready immediately and prevent the execution of the Inquiry, but Oldfield cannot avoid sending the notice. Mr. W. was in or about Carnarvon and he expected to receive W.'s answer in a few days. If Rogers did not hear from Oldfield before the 19th the Inquiry would be executed.

Notice in case in the Exchequer of Pleas of Matthew Fleming and John Walker, Plaintiffs against William Rogers, defendant that a Writ of Inquiry of Damages would be executed against Wm. Rogers in this cause on Monday, 19th January at the dwellinghouse of Wm. Davies, innholder, called Conway Ferry in the parish of Eglwysrhos, Carnarvon between 10 and 12 o'clock.  867/410  8th January, 1795

Contents:
Signed by J. Oldfield, Plaintiffs Attorney.

Letter from J. Oldfield to Mr. Rogers.  867/411  28th January, 1795 Farm

Contents:
As the warrant of Attorney was not signed Oldfield was obliged to send Rogers notice to execute the Inquiry, the expense attending which might have been avoided. O.'s only reason for putting £200 was to correspond with the Declaration otherwise a fresh action must have been commenced and O. is sorry it should have been thought of him that he should have any other object than to cover the just debt, interest and costs.
P.S. If R. would like to be at the expense of O's brother coming over it was not even then too late to execute and O. would by an indorsement on the back of the instrument do away every objection that might be suggested - this plan would certainly save some money.

Notice in case of Fleming and Walker v. Rogers, that a writ of Inquiry of Damages would be executed against Rogers on Monday 9th February at the house of Wm Davies, innholder, Conway Ferry, Carnarvon, between 10 and 12 a.m.  867/412  28th January, 1795

Contents:
Signed by J. Oldfield.

Letter from J. Oldfield to Mr. Rogers.  867/413  Farm 4th February, 1795

Contents:
Mr. O.'s brother waits of Rogers with the writ of Attorney to be executed. R. said that Mr. Seaman was brought up to the law, but R. did not say that he was an Attorney. O.'s reason for making the Observation was that an Attorney of R.'s own appointment must be present to see R. sign and as such subscribe his name to the attestation, but should Mr. Seaman be not admitted it would be requisite that R. should get an Attorney to do the needful. The sooner the better R. sends the draft assignment on account of R.'s being set at liberty. Addressed to Mr. Rogers of St. Asaph, Flint.

Account - Wm Seaman in account with Mr. Rogers.  867/414  1795

Contents:
The sum of £11 is is due to Mr. Seaman "by attorn sold Mr. Rogers: by cash to purchase stockings for the Children; by cash when he went to Shrewsbury on the Trial of the rioters at Rhudan.
Cash due to Mr. Rovers £34 10s, so that the balance due to Rogers is £23 9s 0d.

Declaration by William Rogers that as he observed to Mr. Roberts whom he had observed that Mrs. Rogers had the Deed of Assignment between him (Rogers) and his sisters honestly.  867/415  9th August, 1796

Contents:
He could not so much hurt her and his children; He sent for Roberts in the presence of Molly Wms, John Wms man and wife Molly Mathews and vowed to God that he had destroyed the deed in hopes that as it was said that proceedings might not be proceeded against her upon his death bed.
Note on dorse: "Mr. Evans knows the circumstances of the Deed I have told him".

Mrs. Eleanor Rogers wife of William Rogers, snr.  [no ref. or date]

Cover labelled: "Old Memorandums and a Register of Marriage of the late Mr. W. Rogers and Eleanor Rogers".  867/416  [n.d.]

Receipt by Hen: Bowman from Mrs. Elinor Rogers of 16/4 for four Reliefs on her admission to estates in Maesbrook after the death of her late husband Mr. William Rogers of St. Asaph, due to the Rt. Hon. Lord Bradford.  867/417  1 December 1796

Receipt by Rich Bratton and Edw. Sheppard, executors of £49.5s. for the goods and effects of the late Mr. Wattnall from Mrs. Rogers.  867/418  2 April 1799

Agreement.  867/419  26 August 1806

Contents:
(1) John Snaxton. John Pritchard, both of Shrewsbury, grocer and tea dealers.
(2) Eleanor Rogers of Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, widow. Whereas Edward Rogers (son of Eleanor) with her consent by indenture of apprenticeship of even date bound himself apprentice to Snaxton and Pritchard for 7 years; now Snaxton and Pritchard in pursuance of an agreement betwen them and Eleanor before the execution of the indenture promise that they will permit Edward if he thinks fit and requires it on 25th April 1811 or at any time afterwards before the expiration of the term of his apprenticeship freely to depart from their service and to use the remaining part of his apprenticeship to his own benefit as he thinks fit without any hindrance of Snaxton and Pritchard.
Signed: Jno Snaxton, Jno Pritchard, Eleanor Rogers.
Witness: Skrymsher.
Docketed: Dated 26 August 1806.
Messrs. Snaxton and Pritchard and Mrs. Rogers.
Agreement for determining and Apprenticeship at the end of five years.

Receipt by ?T. Wynne for M. J. Bishop of an indenture Rogers to Snaxton and Pritchard.  867/420  27 August 1806

Receipt by Thomas Cooke Rogers from Mrs. Eleanor Rogers £70 to be by him laid out in the purchase of clothes and other necessaries for her son Edward Rogers to fit him out as a Midshipman.  867/421  5 November 1810

Contents:
Witness: Jno Skrymsher.

Receipt by Will Cooper from Mrs. Rogers of £3 for making copy of a deedmade by the late Mrs. Rogers of St. Asaph and her son when certain property in Wrexham was settled to the uses therein mentioned - 21 sheets.  867/422  30 June 1813

Receipt of £1,992.12s. 6d. being the consideration for £1,900 interest or share in the Capital or Joint Stock of Navy Five per cent Annuities paid by Mrs. Eleanor Rogers.  867/423-4  11 August 181?8

Contents:
Piece of paper pinned to it with amount of stock.

Promise to pay by E. Rogers of A. Foregate and George Rogers, Pride Hill, 6 months after this date to Messrs. Burton Lloyd and & co £650 with legal interest.  867/425  13 November 1821

Contents:
On dorse: receipt of the principal and £13.11. interest.

Copy will of Mrs. Elinor Rogers of Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, widow.  867/426  19 November 1823

Contents:
Her debts are to be paid out of her personal estate, and if sufficient out of her real estate. She devises all her freehold estate at Edgerley, now or late in the possession of Thomas Price and the messuage in which she now lives and 2 others messuages in Abbey Foregate now in the possession of Mrs. Dodd and Miss Rogers and all other her freehold, copyhold and real estates in the County of Salop to the use of her youngest son George Rogers, and his heirs forever; she gives to George and to Richard Betton of Abbey Foregate, tanner, £1,995 stock in the new four per cents on the following trusts:- that George and Richard shall either continue the sum on its present investment or at their discretion, lay out and invest it in their or his name at interest on any other of the Parliamentary Stocks or funds in G.B. or on real securities in England and Wales, and from time to time at their discretion as occasion requires alter the stocks, funds or securities on which the trust monies shall be invested for any other stocks of the like nature; and shall during the life of her eldest son William Rogers pay the interest dividends and annual produce of the trust monies to or permit the same to be received by him for his use, and after his death on trust that George and Richard shall pay and transfer the trust monies and interest between the children of William for such interest at such times, and if more than one in such shares with such restrictions on such conditions and with such limitations over for the benefit of the same children and generally as William by any deed or by his will directs and in default of such appointment shall stand possessed of the trust monies, stocks, funds and securities and the interests and dividends and annual produce thereof in trust for Wm and Elinor Rogers, the 2 children of her son, Wm, to be paid thus:- ¾ of it to Wm when he attains 21 and ¼ to Elinor when she attains 21 or marries; and if Wm dies without attaining 21 or if Elinor dies before she is 21 or marrying, then the trustees are to stand possessed of the one so dying in trust for her son, Wm; and after the death of her son Wm the dividends and interest of each such child's presumptive share while the vesting thereof shall be in suspense shall be applied for his or her maintenance, education and preferment, provided it shall be lawful for the trustees out of the trust monies funds, and stock to lend to her son Wm if they see fit any sum not exceeding £500 and for such time as they see fit on having the repayment secured to them by the bond of Wm and she directs that her trustees shall not be considered as guilty of a breach of trust by not calling in or requiring payment of the money so lent when such bond shall be forfeited; and she declares it shall be lawful for her trustees to sign and give a receipt for any sums payable to them under the trusts and such receipts shall effectually discharge the persons to whom the same shall be given from being answerable for the misapplication or from being bound or concerned to see the application of the money mentioned to be received or to enquire into the necessity of raising and paying the same; and she declares if George and Richard shall die or decline to act in the trusts then it shall be lawful for Wm during his life, and after his death for the trustees or trustee by deed to appoint one or more persons in place of the trustee dying or declining to act, and the trust monies, stocks, etc. to be transferred so that they are vested in the person(s) appointed, every new trustee to have the same powers as his predecessor; and such trustees shall not be accountable the one for the other, and they can out of the trust monies reimburse themselves they incur in carrying into execution the trusts reposed in them; and she bequeathes all her household goods and furniture, pictures, books, china, glasses, linen, plate, and affects at her death used in the house where she is residing and the residue of her personal estate and effects not by her hereinbefore disposed of to her sons William and George as tenants in common; she appoints George Rogers and Richard Betton executors of her will and directs that if she does not die possessed of a sufficient sum of money in the stock called the New Four per cents to meet the legacy given then her executors shall appropriate and set apart out of her personal estate such a sum as would have purchased the capital of £1,995 in the stock at the medium price thereof on the day of her death and hold the same on the trusts hereinbefore declared of the stock she gives to Richard Betton 18 guineas as a compensation to the trouble he will have as her executor and trustee.
Each page signed: E. Rogers.
Docketed: Will of Mrs. Elinor Rogers, Dated 19th November, 1823.

Sold in the name of Mrs. Eleanor Rogers.  867/427  London 23 August 1833

Contents:
£995 New 3½ per Cents 95¾ per Cents 952. 14. 3.
Commission 1/8 1. 4. 11.
£951. 9. 4.
Commission and poste B ? 1. 9. 11.
£949. 19. 5.
Signed: Robt. Cottle Broker.

Cover with label "Fixtures in the house Abbey Foregate" bought of Mr. Edwards.  867/428  [n.d.]

Birmingham, 21 October 1836  867/429  1836

Contents:
Letter from George Edwards to Mr. Rogers, addressed on dorse to Mrs. Rogers, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury. Edwards agreeable to Roger's request has sent a receipt for the balance due to him for fixtures with the memorandums attached. He asks for a receipt for a quarters rent which is £4. 5s. 0d. which will leave a balance due to Edwards of 4/10. He will therefore, if Rogers pleases, leave the other quarters rent for Rogers to receive of Mrs. Jones. Mrs. E. and he are extremely obliged to Mr. & Mrs. Rogers for his very kind wishes for their comfort and happiness and send their respects and wishes to them both.
Signed: George Edwards.
29 October 1836
Draft Receipt by E. R. from Mr. Edwards of £4. 5s. being one quarter of a years rent due last midsummer day.
Draft letter from G.R.
Above is the receipt for a quarters rent which leaves a balance in Edwards favour of 4/10 which his mother will be most happy to pay at any time when Edwards has an opportunity, and Edwards will please ask any friend of his to call for it. Kind regards sent to Mrs. Edwards.

Receipt by George Edwards from Mrs. Rogers of £8.10s. 0d. in part payment for the Fixtures in the house in Abbey Foregate.  867/430  Shrewsbury 25 March 1836

Contents:
Signed: George Edwards.

Birmingham 21 October 1836  867/431 & 432  1836

Contents:
Receipt by George Edwards of £4. 9.10. from Mrs. Rogers the same being a balance due to him for fixtures left in the house lately occupied by him belonging to Mrs. Rogers in Abbey Foregate.
Signed: George Edwards
Attached
25 March 1836
Memorandum £. s. d.
Amount of fixtures taken to by Mrs. Rogers from Mrs. G. Edwards 12. 19. 10.
Deduct half a years rent due 25th March 1836 8. 10. 0.
Balance due to Mr. Edwards £4. 9. 10.
Witness: George Rogers

List of fixtures with amount of value, in George Edwards's hand writing?, amounting to £12.19s.10d.  867/433  (1836)

Notice from George Edward to Mrs. Eleanor Rogers stating that he will quit and deliver up to her at Michaelmas Day next the messuage or dwellinghouse and premises which he now holds under her in the Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury. On the other side ?Draft reply to Mr. Edwards "I am desired by My Mother to write to you and request you will please now to return the acknowledgment which she gave you for the balance in value for the fixtures of £4.9.10d. the first quarters rent will amount £4.5.0. and she will if you please will receive of a quarters rent of Mrs. Jones and accept her as Tenant. Mrs. Jones informs us she was to commence your Tenant at Mid-summer last. My.Mother will send you a receipt for the quarters rent and the balance 4/10 and you will be kind enough to send her a receipt for the balance for the Fixtures of £4.9s.10d. this arrangement will put the matter quite straight between us. My Mother begs to present her kind regards to Mrs. E. & believe me Dr. Sir Yours very truly".  867/434  24 March 1836

Note re fixtures? with value, amounting to £4. 2s.  867/435  24 July 1839 (postmark)

Contents:
Directed to Mrs. Rogers near the Dun Cow Inn, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury.

Notebook belonging to Mrs. Rogers  867/436-444  1838-54

Contents:
1838-54 Account of wages paid to Mary Smith
1841-45 Payments to Miss Stirrup for the Sailors in London.
Note in back referring to Mr. Grinley and Mr. Madox and the sale of timber.
Pinned inside. Receipts of Mary Pidduck of payments of 7/6d. by Mrs. Rogers of Abbey Foregate for a sitting in Swan Hill Chapel (1842-3) (4).
Notes inside cover, one that Edward Thornes, Esq., Wheathall died 28th May 1818.

Receipt of £96.15s. being the consideration for £100 interest or share in the Capital of Joint Stock of the New £3.10s.  867/445  6 October 1840

Contents:
Per Cent Annuities, from Mrs. Eleanor Rogers

[no title]  867/446  25 October 1842

Contents:
Sold by order of Messrs. Glyn, Hallifax, Mills & Co. for Mrs. Eleanor Rogers.
£700 New 3½% at 101 7/8% £713. 2. 6.
Commission 1/8th 17. 6.
Commission and post £712. 5. 0.
18. 0.
£711. 7. 0.
Power of attorney 1. 1. 6.
£710. 5. 6.
Signed: Fra. Witherby Stock Broker.
7 H...y Morton St.

Receipt of £154. 2. 6. being the consideration for £150 interest or share in the Capital or Joint Stock of The New £3.10s.  867/447  31 October 1843

Contents:
Per Cent Annuities from Mrs. Eleanor Rogers.

Receipt of £52. 2s. 6d. being the consideration for £50 Interest in the Capital or Joint Stock of £3. 5s. per Cent Annuities, from Mrs. Eleanor Rogers.  867/448  10 January 1845

Receipt of £95. 7s. 6d. being the consideration for £100 interest or share in the Capital or Joint Stock of £3. 5s. 0d. per Cent Annuities, by Mrs. Eleanor Rogers.  867/449  5 December 1849

A list of papers relating to the Rogers family  867/450  [n.d.]

Contents:
Including receipts 1795-1842, a copy 3 May 1891 (sic) of the register of the marriage of W. Rogers to Eleanor Thornes and of the births of W. Rogers, Edward and George Rogers; memoranda, and apprenticeship indenture of Wm. Rogers to Thos. Humphreys 9 August 1806, and other indentures 1806-13 and assignments, and a schedule of deeds belonging to Eleanor Rogers relating to an estate at Maesbrook Ucha.
Docketed: "Memorandum of Papers in the red Pocket Book. Mrs. E. Rogers, Abbey Foregate".

List of deeds and writings Wm Bowdler had from Mrs. Rogers, 39 in all. These included the will of Edward Rogers of Oswestry, and leases of Maesbrook. (1701-91).  867/451  N.D

William Rogers jnr. son of William snr. and Eleanor  [no ref. or date]

Memorandum of an agreement.  867/452  4 August 1806

Contents:
(1) Thomas Humphreys of Shrewsbury, druggist & grocer.
(2) Eleanor Rogers of Abbey Foregate, nr. Shrewsbury, widow.
Whereas by indentures of apprenticeship of even date with this William Rogers, the son of Eleanor, by the consent of his mother placed himself apprentice to Thomas Humphreys to dwell with him for 7 years; it was agreed between the parties hereto before executing the indentures that Wm should be released from his apprenticeship at the expiration of the first five years of the term; now Thomas promises to Eleanor to release Wm at the end of the first five years.
Signed: Thos. Humphreys, Eleanor Rogers.
Witness: R. Phillips.
Paper.

Apprenticeship indenture.  867/453  9 August 1806

Contents:
William Rogers the son of Eleanor Rogers of Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, with the consent of his mother puts himself apprentice to Thomas Humphreys of Shrewsbury, druggist and grocer, for 7 years. Consideration £30.
Signed and sealed: W. Rogers, Eleanor Rogers, Thos. Humphreys.
On dorse: receipt by Thos. Humphreys of the £30 from Eleanor Rogers, witnessed by R. Phillips, who also witnessed the sealing of the indenture.

Assignment.  867/454  6 June 1817

Contents:
(1) William Rogers, druggist, of London, eldest son and one of the next of kin of William Rogers, late of St. Asaph, Flint, apothecary, deceased.
(2) Edward Thornes of the Mount, Shrewsbury, Esq.
Whereas Wm Rogers deceased died intestate leaving Eleanor Rogers now his widow and 3 children, the said Wm. Rogers, Edward Rogers and George Rogers all still living and the next of kin of Wm. R. deceased; and whereas Wm, party, has contracted and agreed with Thornes for the sale of the distributive share, right and interest of the same Wm in the personal estate and effects of W.R. deceased for £60, now this indenture witnesses that in consideration of £60 from Thornes Rogers assigns to Thornes the said distributive share in the personal estate of W.R. deceased to hold to Thornes for his own use; and Rogers appoints Edward Thornes his attorney in Rogers's name to demand and receive and prosecute for the said premises and to appoint attornies or agents for the purpose; Rogers covenants at all times at the request and cost of Thornes to make any further acts in the law for assuring the premises.
Signed and sealed: W. Rogers.
Witnesses: Will Cooper, Walter Burley.
Receipt from Thornes of £60 by W. Rogers.
Docketed: Dated 6 June 1817 Mr. Wm. Rogers to Edwd.
Thornes. Assignment of distributive share of the personal estate of his late father.
Paper.

Note to Mrs. Rogers from W. Rogers to pay Captain Kendall £40 being his passage from from Demerara to Liverpool, to be paid on demand.  867/455 & 456  13 May 1822

Contents:
Endorsed: Received 8th July 1822 John Winder.
Pinned to it
8 July 1822 receipt of the £40 from George Rogers Esq. being the amount of Mr. William Rogers now on Mrs. Rogers for his passage from Demarary in the Shannon - Captain Kendall. Signed: John Winder.

George Rogers son of William snr. and Eleanor.  [no ref. or date]

Assignment of indenture of apprenticeship.  867/457  19 February 1813

Contents:
(1) Robert Massey, mercer of Shrewsbury. George Rogers, apprentice to Rober of Shrewsbury.
(2) James Barnaby, mercer, of Shrewsbury.
Whereas by indenture of Apprenticeship of 31st August, 1808 George by the consent of his mother, Eleanor, widow, put himself apprentice to Robert Massey for 7 years, Massey in consideration of £50 agreed to teach him the art of a mercer and find him sufficient meat, drink, lodging and all other necessaries except washing and clothes; and Massey being about to resign his trade of mercer has agreed with Barnaby with the consent of George that George shall be assigned to Barnaby for the resdue of 7 years, Barnaby finding him sufficient meat, drink, lodging and other necessaries except washing and clothes, so in consideration of 10/- from Barnaby to Massey, Massey assigned George to Barnaby with the recited indenture of Apprenticeship and all Massey's rights, etc. for the residue of the 7 years; and Barnaby covenants to keep George in sufficient meat, etc.
Signed and sealed: Robert Massey, G. Rogers, James Barnaby.
Witness: Jn Price.
Docketted: 19 February 1813.
Mr. Robert Massey to Mr. James Barnaby.
Assignment of Indenture of apprenticeship of Mr. Geo. Rogers, Paper.

Receipted account of J. Price to Mr. George Rogers for drawing Roger's assignment of his indenture of apprenticeship from Mr. Robert Massey to Mr. Barnaby, etc. £2.12s. 6d.  867/458  January 1814

Contents:
Paid: 17 January 1814.

Assignment of distribution share.  867/459  12 February 1822

Contents:
(1) George Rogers of Shrewsbury, mercer, one of the sons of William Rogers late of St. Asaph, Flint, apothecary, deceased.
(2) Edward Thornes of the Mount, Shrewsbury.
Whereas Wm Rogers died intestate leaving Eleanor his widow and three sons, William, Edward & George.
George has agreed with Thornes for the sale to him of the distributive share, right and interest of George in the personal estate and effects of Wm. his father for £60; now in consideration of £60 George assigns the share to Thornes; George makes Thornes his attorney to demand and receive and prosecute for the share, and to appoint and replace attornies; and Rogers covenants at the request and cost of Thornes to make any acts for assuring the premises in the law.
Signed and sealed: George Rogers.
Witnesses: Will Cooper and Chas. Knowles, his clerk.
Receipt of £60 by Geo. & Rogers from Edward Thornes.
Docketed: Dated 12th February 1822.
Mr. George Rogers to Edward Thornes Esq.
Assignment of distributive share of the personal estate of his late father.
Paper.

Ellen Lucy Rogers  [no ref. or date]

Bond.  867/460-1  19 December 1829

Contents:
George Rogers of Shrewsbury, silk mercer, John Page of the same place, mercer and Eleanor Rogers of Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, widow are bound to King George IV in £1,800. The condition is that whereas the Rt. Hon. John Lord Lyndhurst, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain has given direction that George Rogers shall have a joint grant under the Great Seal of the custody of the person and sole management of the real and personal estate of Ellen Lucy Rogers of Ludlow, spinster a lunatic, she being unable to govern herself or to manage her estate during her lunacy; if Rogers yearly or more often if required, make a just and true account of all the rents, issues and profits of the real estate of Ellen and of her personal estate and the progits thereof as now are or shall come to his hands or which he may receive out of a Keeper of Lords Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal for the time being made or hereafter to be made concerning Ellen and her estate and touching all such monies as shall yearly remain due on the foot of his account duly taken by one of the Masters of the High Court of Chancery and filed in the Office for that purpose appointed and shall be careful to see the houses, buildings and structures of Ellen to be well and sufficiently repaired and so kept and maintained during the continuance of the grant and shall carefully preserve and keep all the deeds, evidences and writings touching the manors, messuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments and estate of Ellen as now are or shall come to his hands and not sell or alien his interest in the custody or grant to any person(s) without the consent of the Lord Chancellor, Lord Keeper of Lords Commissioners, but in all things demean himself as a careful and faithful grantee or committee of the estate of Ellen, then this obligation be void.
Signed and sealed: George Rogers, John Page, E. Rogers.
Witnesses: Wm. Morgan, Henry Roberts, both of Shrewsbury, gentlemen.
Docketed: Bond No. 2967 Ellen Lucy Rogers a Lunatic.
Attached: Deposition.
In the matter of Ellen Lucy Rogers, spinster, a lunatic. William Morgan of Shrewsbury, gent. makes oath that Henry Roberts of Shrewsbury, gent and this deponent were present and saw the bond annexed, signed, sealed and delivered by George Rogers, John Page and Eleanor Rogers to the use of King George the Fourth. Sworn at Shrewsbury 19 December 1829 before Chas. B. Price? a Master in Chancery. Signed by Wm. Morgan.

REYNOLDS AND MILNER FAMILIES  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
N.B. In 1727 William Daker married Frances Milner of Cressage (See 867/139-140), and they became the parents of Margaret Daker who married Edward Thornes of Kynaston.

Deed  [no ref. or date]

Land at Oken, Staffordshire  [no ref. or date]

Bargain and Sale, deed to lead the uses of a fine.  867/462  13 January 22 Charles I (1646/7)

Affected by water.

Contents:
1) Richard Fareley of Oken, Staffs, yeoman
2) Walter Wrotesley of Wrotesley, Staffs., Esq.
In consideration of ?£230 Richard grants the 4 closes or pastures called the Cow Lees in Oken alias Okinge, Staffs, near and bounding on the land of John Pue on the east and of Richard Horner on the west side of the Cowe Lees now or late in the tenure of Richard Marshall and Michaell Orton, and the reversion and remainder, to hold the Walter, his heirs and assigns forever to their use; Richard will warrant the premises against himself and his heirs; Richard covenants he had a good title and full power to convey the property which is free from incumbrances; whereas Fareley by another deed of the same title and full power to convey the property which is free from incumbrances; whereas Fareley by another deed of the same date between Richard Fareley, William Fesy, Mary his wife, John Reynolds and Joyce his wife (1), Walter Wrotesley (2), bargained and sold to Walter and his heirs forever 2 pastures called the Lea and Lea furlong now divided into 3 parts; now Richard Fareley covenants with Walter that Richard for the better assurance of the premises in the recited indre. and of the premises before mentioned, with the Fesys and Reynolds at the request and cost of Walter within 7 years, will levy a fine of the premises by the name of 90 acres of land, 10 acres of pasture ground in Oken alias Okinge, the fine to be to the use of Walter, his heirs and assigns forever; and it is agreed that if Farley pays Wm Reynolds of Brockton, Sutton Maddocke £230 on 30 January 1659/60 at the dwellinghouse of William, and also such sums of money charged and expended as Wm Reynolds or his assigns shall hereafter or before 30 Jan. 1659/60 disburse and expend in respect of the premises towards and for absolute redemption of the premises without fraud................ (illegible)
Signed: Richard Farley
Witnesses on dorse: Samuel Caldwell, Andrew Cooke, Henry Boudler.
Seal missing.

WILLS AND FAMILY SETTLEMENTS  [no ref. or date]

Will of William Reynolds 1653  [no ref. or date]

Probate (by the Judges for Probate) and copy of the will (31 May 1652) of William Reynolds of Brockton in the parish of Sutton Maddocke, yeoman.  867/463  6 July 1653

Contents:
He wishes to be buried in the parish church of Sutton Maddocke; to his son John Reynolds £20 which the testator has paid for him to Wm's sister Alice Hughes and to his cousin William Hughes of Hilton, Staffs. he gives to his son Thomas Reynolds £30 to be paid him within one year after his death; to his son Richard Reynolds £200 to be paid him within 6 months after his death; to his son Francis Reynolds all Wm's land in Oken alias Oking in the parish of Codsall, Staffs., at the end of 3 years after the date hereof if he is then living, and if Francis dies before the end of 3 years then Wm's son John, if he is living, shall have the land paying to his brothers £120 to be divided equally between them, but if John and Francis die before the end of the 3 years then the land is to be divided among his sons then living; to his son Joseph Reynolds £200 to be paid him when he attains 21; to his cousin Mary Cooke £5 if she behaves towards him executrix as she ought to do, to be paid her within a year of his death; to his servant Margaret Horton 20/- to be paid her within a year of his death; to his grandchild William son of John Reynolds of Oken, or to him that shall be the testator's heir all the furniture in his parlour at Brockton; to his wife Mary Reynolds the rest of his goods and chattels and the land in Oken for the next 3 years, and he makes her his executrix.
Witnesses: Joseph Grice, Godfrey Cowper.
Probate signed: R. Sankey, Richard Cornewall.
Seal crumbling.
Docketed: 'William Reynolds of Brocton's will.'

Marriage Settlement 1658 Francis Reynolds and Ellenor Stringer  [no ref. or date]

Marriage Settlement  867/464  1 June 1658

Affected by water.

Contents:
1) Francis Reynolds of Brockton, Sutton Maddocke, yeoman.
2) John Reynolds of Oken, Staffs., gent.
Roger Barber of Chesterdine, Salop, gent.
Ellenor Stringer, daughter of Katherine Stringer of Cress(age), intended wife of Francis Reynolds.
Whereas Francis Reynolds by virtue of several good conveyances is lawfully seised in his demesne as of fee in all and singular the several leasows or pastures and appurtenances belonging to four closes called Cowlees in the manor or lordship of Oken alias Okeinge in Staffs., once in the holding of Robert Heyward late of Oken, in the peaceable and quiet possession of Francis Reynolds, and the woods, etc. and commodities belonging, and in the reversion of the several closes, leasows or pastures meadow and premises and in one indenture of 13 January 1646/7 being a bargain and safe of the 4 closes, leasows and meadow and appurtenances made to Wm Reynolds, decd., father of Francis Richard Fareley, of Oken, yeoman with the agreement of John Reynolds party to these presents and Joyce his wife and Wm Fesye of Billbrooke alias Bildenbrook Staffs, yeoman and Mary his wife; and by a bargain and sale of 12 September 1657 between Robert Dalloway of Birmingham, bladesmith and Mary his wife (1) and Francis Reynolds (2) Francis is now seised in his demesne of fee in the close, croft or parcel of land called Cowley Croft with the lane adjoining it (4 acres) and in a close of land called Higher Shutt Leasow (4a) and in another close of land called Further Shutt Leasow (4a) and in another close of meadow called Walters meadow (2a) in Oken alias Okeinge and in the reverison and remainder, and all deed re the property Now in consideration of a marriage to be solemnized between him and Ellenor Stringer and of competent portion assured with her marriage and for settling a competent jointure on her and for conveying and assuring a good estate of inheritance in the said premises on any children of Francis and Ellenor, Francis grants to John Reynolds and Roger Barber the four first mentioned closes and one meadow and other hereditaments purchased by Wm Reynolds and the last mentioned closes and one meadow purchased by Francis from the Dalloways, and the right and title of Rancis to the premises and the reversion and remainder and all deeds and evidences to hold to John and Roger and their heirs forever to the following uses:- half the property to the use of Francis and his heirs by Ellenor, and in default of such issue to the right heirs of Francis forever; and the other half to the use fo Francis for his life, and after his death to the use of Ellenor for her life as her jointure and after the death of the survivor of them to the use of the heirs of Francis by Ellenor, and for want of such to the right heirs of Francis; Warranty against former owners of the property; Francis convenants that he had a good title to the property which is free from incumbrances; and Francis promises to make further assurances in the law, provided he does not have to travel out of the Counties of Salop and Stafford, to the said uses.
Signed and sealed: John Reynolds, Roger Barber.
Witnesses on dorse: John Hobart, William Godfrey
1 seal.

Marriage Settlement 1682 Mary Reynolds and William Icke  [no ref. or date]

Articles of Marriage  867/465  26 January 33 Charles II (1681/2)

Affected by water.

Contents:
1) Roger Icke of Leegomery, parish of Wellington yeoman.
2) William Icke of Leegomery, son and heir apparent of Roger.
3) Francis Reynolds of Cressage, yeoman.
Whereas the marriages was shortly to take place between Wm Icke and Mary Reynolds, daughter of Francis, and for settling an estate on Mary, Roger agrees to assign to William a moiety of his freehold lands in Wellington, a moiety of his leasehold messuages and lands in Leegomery, and a moiety of his goods, chattels, household stuff and utensils and implements of husbandry, to hold to Wm and his heirs, paying yearly to Roger £4.10s. Francis agrees to give a marriage portion of £300, which sum is to remain in the custody and possession of Roger Icke in trust to be laid out as Francis thinks convenient for the benefit of Wm & Mary. It was agreed that Roger Icke and Mary his wife should for the first 3 years after the marriage live with Wm & Mary paying to Wm half of the charges and expenses of Wm in housekeeping, and if at the end of the 3 years if the 2 couples are not willing to live together any longer in one house then Roger shall move himself and family to the house late in the possession of Edward Foster in Leegomery. It was agreed that whenever Roger & Mary die then immediately Wm shall be seised of the other moiety of the freehold and leasehold estate which Roger now has in Wellington & Leegomery with all implements of husbandry in his possession to the use of Wm, Wm paying yearly to the survivor of Roger & Mary £20, and allowing the survivor the house late in the possession of Edward Foster. The Ickes covenant that if a Wm dies without issue by Mary then living then immediately Roger shall pay Francis £500 for the use of Mary in lieu of her dower and of all the estates Wm might die seised of; and if Mary dies without issue by Wm then living, the Ickes shall pay to Francis £200; and if Mary dies having issue by Wm a female child, then Roger or Wm shall pay to Francis £200 for the benefit of such child; if Mary dies leaving 2 or more female children then the Ickes to pay £300 to Francis for the benefit of such children to be equally divided among them; but should she die leaving one male child by Wm then Wm & Roger are to settle all the freehold and leasehold estate on the child, Wm enjoying the same during his lifetime, which Roger and Wm may be seised of to the use of the male child; and if Roger or William dies before any division has been made of the goods and chattals then the survivor is to enjoy the moety and no more; and all such heriots that shall become due and payable at the deaths of Roger and Mary or at any time before shall be equally divided and discharged by Roger and William.
Signed: Roger Icke, Willm Icke.
Endorsement: Memorandum of an agreement made before the sealing that Francis Reynolds should have liberty till the four and twentieth day of June next ensuing for the payment of £240 part of the marriage portion and the term of 5 years ensuing the date hereof for the payment of the residue of the marriage portion and afterwards these presents were sealed and delivered
Witnesses: Robert Whilton, John Henshard, W. Carter, 26 October 1682 these presents were sealed by William Icke, witnessed by Margaret Jackson, and by Mary Icke and W. Carter.
2 seals pendant on tags.

Will of Edward Milner 1690  [no ref. or date]

Copy will of Edward Mylner of Aston Oyer, gentleman.  867/466  21 January 1689/90

Contents:
To his eldest son Frauncis Millner all his lands of inheritance in and about Bridgnorth to hold to him and his heirs for ever, subject to the payment of £6 p.a. to Francis the testator's wife for her life at Michaelmas and Lady day by equal portions, the first payment to be made on such feast first happening after his death and on non-payment of the rent within 21 days of payment Frances may enter and distrain for the same; to his son Edward all those tenements and houses in the High Street, Bridgnorth, which he holds by lease from Sir William Whitmore now or late in the possession of Timothy Morley, widow Not and Haslewood and Thomas Millner with the stalls, standings, ways, backsides and gardens belonging for all his term and estate therein, with 4 acres of land in the lease granted to him, Ed., his son paying the rents & chiefage due from the same & what lands else are mentioned in the lease, subject to the payment of £5 p.a. to his mother Frances Millner for her life, if the testator's term and estate therein so long last, payable at the same feasts as above; to his son Benjamaine Millner his house and buildings belonging in the High Street, Bridgnorth, which he holds also by lease from Sir Wm Whitmore now in the possession of Wm Smalman, chandler; to hold to him for such term as the testator has subject to the payment of 40/- p.a. to Frances his mother for her life, payable as above; to his son Thomas Millner his 2 houses held by lease from Sir Wm Whitmore now in the possession of Thomas Baker and John Lloyd in a street called the Cartway in Bridgnorth, to hold to him for the rest of the term, he paying and discharging the rents and chiefages due for it. To his eldest son Francis Millner £200 to be paid within a year of his death; to his son Edward £500 to be paid within a year of his death; to his son Benjamaine £200 when he attains 21; to his daughter Anne £200 when she attains 21 or marries; to his daughter Jane £150 when she is 21 or marries; to his daughter Elizabeth £120 when she is 21 or marries; to his son Thomas £100 when he attains 21; and whereas the testator is now possessed of a tenement called Hills Tenement in Aston oyer he gives the same to his wife for the rest of the term he has in it; and whereas he is possessed of several grounds and lands in Meadowly in the parish of Morvield which he holds for years determinable on the death of William Cowper, he gives all the lands to his son Francis for the rest of the term; to his servant Sarah Perrey two good melch cows to be delivered to her soon after his death; to Margt. Perrey her sister 20/- to be paid her soon after his death to the poor of the parish of Morvield 40/- to be paid soon after his death; to the poor of the parish of St. Leonards in Bridgnorth 40/- to be paid soon after his death; to his wife all his goods, household stuff and stock of cattle on the ground, corn and grain within doors and growing on the ground, "tack" of his "teemes" and all other utensils of husbandry in case she continues unmarried, and his will is that the same be duly inventoried and estimated and if she marries the same shall be divided into 4 parts and only one part in four of the same goods and stock shall remain to the use of his wife, and the other three parts to be equally divided among his children then living; in case any of his 4 elder children die before they accomplish their age or time of payment of their legacies, in which case that legacy to be equally divided among his 3 younger children, and if any of the younger children die his or her legacy to be divided among the 2 younger children, and if any more of them die their legacies to be divided among the survivors equally, at the discretion of his executrix; he makes Frances his wife his sole executrix.
Witnesses: Thomas Millner, Anne Norris, Elizabeth Powell and Thomas Norris.

Marriage Settlement 1697, Edward Milner to Eleanor Reynolds  [no ref. or date]

Articles of agreement on marriage.  867/467  20 January 8 William III (1696/7)

Contents:
1. Francis Reynolds of Cressage, yeoman
2. Edward Millner of Aston Ayre, yeoman
Marriage between Edward Millner and Eleanor Reynolds one of the daughters of Francis. Millner will settle to the value of £600 on Eleanor and her issue by him. Francis Reynolds gives all his freehold and leasehold estate in Wyggwick and £70.
Edward Millner and his wife are to pay out of the Wyggwyk land £6 p.a. to Eleanor Reynolds wife of Francis Reynolds.
(Document almost wholly illegible - information taken from envelope.)

Bond.  867/468  20 January 1696/7

Contents:
Francis Reynolds of Cressage, yeoman, is bound to Edward Millner in £50. The condition is that Frances Reynolds keeps the covenants in certain Articles of Agreement made between them, of the same date.
Signed & sealed: Fran Reynolds.
Witnesses: Tho Pardoe, senior, Wm Icke, W. Carter.

Family Settlement 1704  [no ref. or date]

Assignment of lease and counterpart.  867/469-470  17 April 1704

Both documents badly affected by water.

Contents:
1. Elianor Millner, widow, of Aston Eyre
2. Francis Reignolds, yeoman, of Cressedge
William Icke of Wellington, gentleman
3. Katherine Reignolds of Cressedge, spinster
Frances Millner, daughter of Elianor
Whereas by lease of 7 of this April William Whitmore, Esq., of Apley leased to Elianor Millner for £300 the messuage in Norton in the Manor of Stockton, then and now of John Gough and Wm Barrett, excepting to Whitmore the lands parcel thereof called the Dale Acres in the holding of Samuell Fletcher of Higford, and all woods, mines, quarries and minerals, and liberty to hunt, fish, fowl and hawk; to hold for 99 years if Elianor and Frances Millner (aged 6) and Samuell Ick, son of Wm, so long live; yearly rent: 30/4, at Michaelmas and Lady Day in equal parts; Heriot: best beast or £3.6.8 at the election of Whitmore. Now Elianor in consideration of £120 from Katherine Reignolds and 5/- to F.R. and W.I., assigns to F.R. and W.I. the premises on trust that they permit Elianor to hold the premises at a yearly rent to Katherine of £10, Elianor to receive other rents, issues and profits to her own use for as many of the 99 years as she lives, and after her death to permit Frances to hold the premises likewise for what is left of the 99 years, and if Frances dies while Elianor is living, E. to hold the premises for what is left of the 99 years; in default of payment of £10 p.a. to Katherine by 21 days, K. may take and keep distress for 5 days, and if not paid, sell the distress; the Millners are to indemnify F.R. and W.I. from all costs of the trust.
Signed and sealed: Elianor Millner, Fran. Reignolds, Wm Icke, K. Reignolds.
Witnesses: Joseph Harriman, Frauncis Taylor, W: Haslewood.
One of them docketed: "Settlemt. of the estate att Norton".

PERSONAL PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

Mrs Eleanor Milner  [no ref. or date]

Receipt by Francis Cock from Mr William Sprott late of Wiggwicke by the hands of Mrs Ellianor Millner of Aston Eyre, widow, £25 being in full of what is due to Francis's brother William Cocke late of Much Wenlock, mercer, concerning any mortgages which Wm Cocke now has or ever had on any part of the estate at Wiggwicke from any of the Sprotts, and in full of all debts and demands due to him from any of them, which Francis receives for his brother by his special order.  867/471  24 August 1702

Contents:
Signed and sealed by Fra: Cock
Witnesses: Fras: Sprott, William Salter, W. Carter?
Small applied seal.
Paper.
Edward Milner

Certificate of admission of Edward Milner to be a burgess of Bridgnorth.  867/472  25 June 1722

Parchment - badly affected by damp.

Contents:
Signed: Wm Pearson and Sam: Guest, bailiffs.
Sealed with the Borough seal.

OTHER PROPERTIES  [no ref. or date]

Deeds and Leases  [no ref. or date]

Shropshire  [no ref. or date]

Cressage  [no ref. or date]

Land at Cressage  [no ref. or date]

Badly affected by water.  867/473  March 5th year of King

Contents:
Lease
1) Francis Mullard
2) John Holland
Whereas Edward Harnage the elder late of B by deed dated 16th year of the late King Charles II leased a pasture or parcel of land called in the township of ? Cressage in the occupation of Francis Mullard, & appurtenances belonging in the tenure of the said Edward Harnage, to hold to Francis Mullard & his assigns for his life, paying a yearly rent of 10/-, on 29th Sept and 25 March in equal parts; reentry if rent unpaid for 40 days; Now in consideration of £10 Mullard ? assigns to John Holland the said premises. Signed with the mark of Francis Mullard.
Witnesses on dorse: Fran. Reynolds & W. Carter.
Tag, seal missing.

Ford  [no ref. or date]

Copyhold land in the Manor of Ford at Edge, Lea and Polmer acquired by a Mr. Thornes from Mrs. Rogers.  [no ref. or date]

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Ford alias Fordshome of a view of frankpledge with court leet & baron of the Rt. Hon. Charles Earl of Shrewsbury, lord of the manor, held at the dwelling house of William Harris at Nox, before Joseph Loxdale, Esq. steward, in the presence of William Heighway and Thomas Snaxton, gentlemen, 2 copyholders, Francis Rogers of Edge, gentleman and Hariot his wife, copyholders of the manor surrendered those several pieces of copyhold land called the Rea Meadow, The little Copy Leasow, Hinton Piece and the Horse Leasow at Edge, Lea and Polmer and now in the tenure of Thomas Snaxton to which land Francis Rogers and Hariot his wife were admitted at a court held on 6th October last, to the use of Wm Rogers of Smethcott, gentleman, his heirs & assigns forever.  867/474  27th April, 1797

Contents:
And Wm Rogers appeared and was admitted to the premises.
Fine: 4/8
Signed & sealed by Joseph Loxdale, Steward there.
Docketed on dorse: Mr. Wm Rogers's admittance to a copyhold estate in the Manor of Ford. 27th April, 1797.

Declaration re surrender of copyhold as security.  867/475  7th October, 1802

Contents:
1) Francis Rogers of Edge, gentleman.
2) William Smith of Shrewsbury, Esq.
Whereas Francis Rogers has borrowed from Smith £100 and for securing repayment did at the court baron held 7 Oct. 1802 for the Manor of Ford surrender by the rod the piece of copyhold land called the Horse Pasture, 8 acres, in Edge Lea and Polmer now in the occupation of Thomas Snaxton to the use of Wm Smith, his heirs and assigns for ever, & Smith was admitted, paying the fine of 1/- and swearing fealty; now this indre witnesses that the surrender was taken as a security for the repayment of £100 and interest as above and Francis Rogers covenants that he will pay Smith £100 on receiving 6 months notice in writing and will pay interest for the same at 5% p.a. from 7 Oct., 1802 by 2 equal half yearly payments on 7 April and 7 Oct; and if default is made in payment of the £100 and interest then Smith may enter into the surrendered premises; and Rogers at the time of surrender had a good-right and full power to do so and they are free from all incumbrances (except chief rent and services to the lord of the manor); and Rogers will at all times indemnify Smith from all heriots, rents, forfeitures, offices and services due in respect of the premises, and from all money they shall pay on account thereof; and Smith covenants that if Rogers pays him the £100 on receiving 6 months notice with interest, and indemnifies Smith as above, then Smith will at the request, and costs of Rogers surrender the premises by the rod to the lord to the use of Roger and Harriot his wife and her heirs free from all acts done by Smith, provided that until default shall be made in the payment that it shall be lawful for Rogers and his wife to hold or occupy etc. the surrendered premises and to receive the rents and profits without the lawful suit, trouble and interruption of Smith.
Signed and sealed by W. Smith.
Endorsement: Witness to sealing: Geo: Wingfield.
9th April, 1812 Receipt by Wm Smith from Mrs. Harriot Rogers, widow and administratrix of the late Francis Rogers, £111 for all principal and interest due to him.
Docketed: Dated 7th October, 1802.
Mr. Francis Rogers to William Smith Esqr. Defeazance Declaring Estate in Edge to be surrendered as a Security for £100 and Int.
Paper.
Applied seal.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Ford alias Fordshome of the court baron of Charles, Earl of Shrewsbury held at the dwelling house of Richard Thomas at the Lea Cross before Thomas Loxdale, Esq. steward there in the presence of Henry Warter and Thomas Bowyer, copyholders.  867/476  Wednesday, 18th May, 1808

Contents:
Francis Rogers of Edge, gentleman and Hariot his wife, she having been 1st privately examined and surrendered the 2 pieces of arable land called the Upper and Lower Yockleton Leasows of 12 acres in Edge, Lea and Polmer now in the occupation of John Meredith, to the use of John Meredith of Westbury, school master; he appeared and was admitted.
Fine: 1/-
Signed and sealed by Thomas Loxdale, steward there.
Docketed: 18th May, 1808. Surrender to John Meredith.
Schoolmaster of Upper and Lower Yockleton Leasows.

Declaration re surrender as security for £250.  867/477  18th May, 1808

Contents:
1) Francis Rogers of Edge, gentleman Hariot Rogers his wife.
2) John Meredith of Westbury, schoolmaster.
Whereas the Rogers have borrowed from Meredith £250 and for securing the repayment of it have surrendered the same day to the lord of the Manor of Ford 2 pieces of arable land called the Upper & Lower Yockleton Leasows, 12 acres in Edge, Lea and Polmer in the occupation of Meredith; Now Meredith covenants with Francis Rogers that if Francis pays the £250 to Meredith on 18th November next with interest at 5% p.a. and indemnifies Meredith from all chief rents, duties, heriots, services and costs arising by reason of the surrender then Meredith at the request and costs of Francis will resurrender the premises to the lord to the use of Francis and Harriot; Francis covenants to pay the sum with interest on the day named; and that if default is made in payment on that day it may be lawful for Meredith to enter on the premises; and that the Rogers had full right and authority to surrender the premises, free from incumbrances, except chief rent to the lord, and they will indemnify Meredith from all heriots and services, etc. due and from all disbursements on account of them; it was agreed the Rogers should hold the premises and take the profits until default was made.
Signed and sealed: Fras Rogers, Harriot Rogers, John Meredith.
Ondorse: 9th April, 1812 Receipt by John Meredith of £271 6s. 6d. from Mrs. Harriot Rogers and agreement to surrender premises to her.
Witnesses to sealing: Thos. Loxdale, Henry Warter.
Docketed: Mr. and Mrs. Rogers to Mr. Meredith.
Defeazance. 18th May, 1808.
2 applied seals, the third has been cut away.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Ford of the court held at the Lea Cross before Richard Phillips, gentleman, deputy to Thomas Wood, Esq., chief steward, in the presence of Henry Warter jnr, Esq., and Thomas Bowyer, gentleman, copyholders. Francis Rogers and Harriott his wife surrendered 2 pieces of land called the Roundabout and Yockleton Meadow of 11¾ acres in Edge, Lea and Polmer in the occupation of Thomas Meredith and Francis Rogers, to the use of John Meredith of Yockleton; and Meredith appeared and was admitted.  867/478  24th August, 1810

Contents:
Fine: 2/11
Signed and sealed by R. Phillips steward there.
Docketed: The Surrender of Francis Rogers and Hariott his wife and the Admission of John Meredith to Premises in the Manor of Ford. Dated 24th August, 1810.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Ford of the court of Charles Earl of Shresbury, held at the house of William Ward at Cruckton before Richard Phillips, gentleman, deputy for Thos. Wood, Esq., chief steward, in the presence of John Niccolls and Richard Lloyd, gentlemen.  867/479  Monday 20th May, 1811

Contents:
Harriott Rogers, widow of Edge desired to be and was admitted tenant to 2 pieces of land called the Upper and Lower Yockleton Leasows of 12 acres in Edge, Lea - and Polmer in the occupation of John Meredith, to hold to her and her heirs forever.
Fine: 1/-
Signed and sealed by R. Phillips, steward there.
Docketed: The Admission of Mrs. Harriot Rogers to two pieces of land called Upper and Lower Yockleton Leasows within the Manor of Ford Con. Salop. Dated 20th May, 1811.
Applied seal.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Ford of the court of Charles Earl of Shrewsbury, held at the house of Wm Ward at Cruckton before Rd. Phillips, in the presence of John Niccolls and Rd. Lloyd, gents, copyholders.  867/480  20th May, 1811

Contents:
Harriot Rogers, widow who was the daughter and only child of Thomas Rogers heretofore of Berrington, blacksmith decd who was the customary heir of John Rogers late of Netley, gentleman, decd. and late one of the copyholders of the said Manor, surrendered the capital messuage and the piece of copyhold land called the Horse Pasture (8 acres) the 2 pieces of arable land called the Upper and Lower Yockleton Leasows (12 acres); and 2 pieces of land called the Roundabout and Yockleton Meadow (11¾ acres) in Edge, Lea and Polmer formerly in the occupation of William Griffiths and afterwards of Clarke, widow and now or late of Richard Bromley, John Meredith and Harriot Rogers and all other copyhold estate of John Rogers that he died seised of and which is now in the occupation of Rd. Bromley and Harriot Rogers (subject to the incumbrances affecting the same) to the use of such person(s) as Harriot by any subsequent surrender(s) or by her will shall direct, and in default of such to the use of Hariot and her heirs forever.
Signed and sealed by R. Phillips, Steward there.
Docketed on dorse: The Surrender of Mrs. Harriot Rogers of premises within the Manor of Ford. Com. Salop - To the Uses of her Will. Dated 20th May, 1811.
Applied seal.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Ford. Harriot Rogers, widow desired to be and was admitted tenant to the Horse Pasture (8 acres) in Edge, Lea and Polmer, late in the occupation of Thomas Snaxton, now of Richard Bromley.  867/481  20th May, 1811

Contents:
Fine: 1/-.
Signed and sealed by R. Phillips, Steward.
Docketed on dorse: The Admission of Mrs. Harriot Rogers to a piece of land called the Horse Pasture within the Manor of Ford - Com. Salop Dated 20th May, 1811.
Applied seal.

Copy of court roll of the Manor of Ford.  867/482  20th May, 1811

Contents:
Harriott Rogers, widow, desired to be and was admitted to 2 pieces of land called the Roundabout and Yockleton Meadow (11¾ acres) in Edge, Lea and Polmer, heretofore in the occupation of Thomas Meredith and Francis Rogers, but now of John Meredith and Harriot Rogers, subject to the incumbrances affecting the same, to hold to Harriot and her heirs forever.
Fine: 1/11
Signed and sealed by R. Phillips, Steward.
Docketed on dorse: The Admission of Mrs. Harriot Rogers to two pieces of land called the Roundabout and Yockleton Meadow within the Manor of Ford. Com. Salop.
Dated 20th May, 1811.
Applied seal.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Ford of a court held at Cruckton before Thos Wood, Esq., chief steward.  867/483  9th April, 1812

Contents:
John Meredith of Westbury, schoolmaster, a copyholder, surrendered the Upper and Lower Yockleton Leasows to the use of Harriot Rogers and her heirs; and she appeared and was admitted.
Fine: 1/-
Signed and sealed by Tho. Wood, Chief Steward.
Docketed on dorse: The Surrender of Mr. John Meredith of certain premises within the Manor of Ford. Com. Salop
To the Use of Mrs. Harriot Rogers and her Admission thereto.
Dated 9th day of April, 1812.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Ford, of the court held at Cruckton before Thomas Wood.  867/484  9th April, 1812

Contents:
William Smith of Shrewsbury, Esq., a copyholder, surrendered the piece of copyhold land called the Horse Pasture (8a) in Edge, Lea and Polmer, heretofore occupied by Thos Snaxton but now by Harriot Rogers, to which Smith was admitted at a court held 7th October, 1802, to the use of Harriot Rogers, her heirs and assigns forever; and she appeared and was admitted.
Fine: 1/-
Signed and sealed: Tho. Wood, Chief Steward.
Docketed on dorse: The Surrender of William Smith Esquire of certain premises within the Manor of For - Com. Salop
To the Use of Mrs. Harriot Rogers and her admission thereto.
Dated 9th day of April, 1812.
Applied seal.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Ford of the court of Charles Earl of Shrewsbury, at the house of Wm Ward at Cruckton before Thomas Wood, chief steward there.  867/485  Thursday, 9th April, 1812

Contents:
Harriot Rogers, widow of Edge, surrendered the Horse Pasture (8a) in Edge, Lea and Polmer, heretofore occupied by Thos Snaxton, now by Harriot, and 2 pieces of arable land, the Upper and Lower Yockleton Leasows (12a) in Edge, Lea and Polmer, in the occupation of John Meredith, to which pieces of land Harriot was at this court held for the Manor 9th April, 1812, duly admitted to the uses of subsequent surrenders or her will, and in default of such to the use of her and her heirs forever.
Signed and sealed: Tho. Wood, Chief Steward.
Docketed on dorse: The Surrender of Mrs. Harriot Rogers of certain premises within the Manor of Ford - Com. Salop
To the uses of her will. Dated 9th day of April, 1812.
Applied seal.

Copy of court roll for the Manor of Ford of the view of frankpledge and court leet and baron of Charles Earl of Shrewsbury held at the house of Wm Ward at Cruckton before Thomas Farmer Dukes, gentleman, deputy to Thomas Wood, Esq., chief steward, in the presence of John Niccolls and Richard Lloyd, gent, copyholders John Meredith of Yockleton, gentleman surrendered the Roundabout and Yockleton Meadow to the use of Harriot Rogers and she appeared and was admitted.  867/486  Thursday, 17th October, 1816

Contents:
Fine: 2/11
Signed and sealed by Thos. Farmer Dukes, Dep: Stewd.
Docketed on dorse: Surrender from Mr. John Meredith
to Mrs. Harriot Rogers and Admittance of Mrs. Harriot Rogers.
Dated 17th October, 1816.
Applied seal.

Particulars of "Mr. Thornes Farms" giving names of fields and acreage of the 2 farms, one of which was held by Mrs. Pugh.  867/487-8  N.D

2 copies.


Related information: (Enclosed in copy of court roll of 24th August, 1810 867/466).

Oswestry  [no ref. or date]

A messuage near the Black Gate and messuages in Leg Street, Oswestry.  [no ref. or date]

Copy deed to lead the uses of a fine.  867/489  25th March, 1771

Contents:
1) John Ecking of the parish of St. Adrews, Holbourn, London, master tailor, and Eleanor his wife, only surviving sister and heir at law of Samuel Blodwell late of Shrewsbury, gent decd.
2) Roger Kynaston of Shrewsbury, Esq.
John and Eleanor agree at the cost of John before the end of next Easter term to acknowledge and levy to Roger and his heirs a fine for assurance of the messuage near the Black Gate, in the town of Oswestry now in the occupation of the Rev. Thomas Trevor, Clerk; the several other messuages in Leg Street, Oswestry now or late in the tenures of Nathaniel Lowder, Widow Williams, Jones and Sarah Atcherley; the other messuages and shop in Cross Street, Oswestry now in the tenure of Catherine Edwards, widow; the shop and work or timber yard in Leg St. Oswestry now or late in the holding of Kyffin, cooper; the pew in the parish church of Oswestry near the pulpit now in the holding of Mrs. Owen, widow; the 5 parcels of land in the liberties of Oswestry called the two Woolfins, and three Iftins now or late in the several tenures of John Fox and widow Griffiths; 7 pieces of land in the liberties of Oswestry called Cae Gwynn, Cae Groismawr, and the Croft thereunto adjoining, Cae Grois Buchan, Kae Cam the Croft Cae y Cam, Cae Croft Lone Shelf, and the little Meadows, and now called the three Cae Groeses, Cae Gwym, Cae Cam, the Flash, and the Shelf Croft in the tenures of John Fox, Catherine Edwards, widow and John Brookes; and the fee farm or other rent or rent charge of £4 a year out of the several messuages and lands belonging to Pryce Maurice, Esq. and his son Edward Maurice, Esq., and all other property of the Eckings in Oswestry which were late the estate of Samuel Blodwell; and all rights and appurtenances, reversions and remainders, rents and profits, to be described in the fine as 6 messuages, 6 shops, 6 gardens, 60 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture and a rent of £4 in Oswestry; and the fine shall be adjudged and taken to be to the uses, intents and purposes as the Eckings by deed appoint., to the use of John and Eleanor for ever.
Signed by John and Eleanor Ecking.
Witnesses: Dav Roberts, T.Ll. Anwyl, Thos Loxdale, Thos Wingfield.
Attested to be a true copy on 21st September, 1771, by Thos. Wingfield and Thos Lawrence.

2 messuages in Bailey Street, Oswestry.  [no ref. or date]

Release  867/490  20th February, 1789

Contents:
1) Sarah Parry, widow
2) Thomas Owens, of Llanywern, in the parish of St. Martins, gentleman.
She releases the two messuages of burgages with appurtenances belonging in the town of Oswestry in a street there called Bailey Street now or late in the tenures of William Arnold, and Thomas Wright; to hold to Owens during the life of Sarah to his only use; Sarah covenants that she is seised of an absolute estate of freehold in the property and has full power to convey the premises; and Owens may have peaceable possession of the premises free from all incumbrances. The rest of the covenants are illegible. Signed and sealed by Sarah Parry and Thomas Owens.
Witnesses on dorse:....... Williams, Edwd. Roberts.
Docketed: 20th February, 1789.
Release from Sarah Parry Widow to Thomas Owens Gentleman of Hereditaments and Premises in the Town of Oswestry for the life of the Releasor.
Badly affected by water. Top left hand corner of doct. missing.
2 applied seals.

Sweeney  [no ref. or date]

A messuage and land at Sweeney, Oswestry.  [no ref. or date]

Lease for 3 lives.  867/491  1st August 33 Elizabeth (1591)

Contents:
1) Edward Screven of Frodesly, Esq.
2) David ap John Meredeth, Johan his wife Richard their son.
In consideration of a competent sum Screven demises the tenement or messuage in Swyney in which Richard Burley deceased lately lived, and one barn adjoining or belonging one garden, one watering place, a mixen place, 3 crofts adjoining to the tenement late in the occupation of Burley, of which one is called Kay hedy, the second kay John Salter ugha, the third kay John Salter Yssa, and the curtilage, gardens, watering places and backsides belonging to the tenement, with all outbuildings to hold to David, his wife and son for their 3 lives and the life of the longest liver; rent 16/- a year, at Michaelmas and the Annunciation in equal portions, and 2 capons yearly at the feast of St. Andrew, and the best beast for a heriot or 26/8 at the election of Screven; if the rent is unpaid for 28 days Screven may repossess the premises; David and his family will keep the buildings in good repair, and they will not assign or sublet the premise without the written consent of Screven; if David does not repair the buildings after 10 months' warning by Screven, Screven may repossess the premises; they shall have peaceful possession without trouble from Screven or any claimant (the dower of Sara, wife of Edward only excepted) and as often as Edward and his heirs being owners of the premises shall be called on or set forth personally to serve the Queen's Majesty, her heirs or successors in her or their wars then David, Johan and Richard shall pay Screven 20/- towards their charge of furnishing for the service; Screven appoints Reginold Collens and Thomas Meredith his attorneys to deliver possession in his name to David, Johan and Richard.
Signed: Edwarde Screven.
Witnesses on dorse: Reg. Screven, Willm Mynde, Robart Heneage, Thomas Baker, clerk, William James.
Docketed: 1st Augt 33 Eliz. John Davies (4)
Parchment tag, seal missing.

Exemplification of a fine of Hilary term.  867/492  23rd January 40 Elizabeth (1597/8)

Contents:
Richard Lloyd of Sweney, gent. plts.
David ap John plts.
Hugh ap Cadwalleder plts.
Edward Screven, Esq. and Sara his wife defors.
Elizabeth Screven, widow) defors.
2 messuages, one toft, one barn, 3 gardens, 20 acres of land 10 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture and 6 acres of wood with appurtenances in Sweney, Oswestryee and Yton alias Upton.
Fine: £80
Docketed: John Davies "in all 16" (3)
Parchment tag, seal missing.

Piece of land called Tir y Wrach in Sweeney  [no ref. or date]

Grant  867/493  1st January 1635/6

Contents:
Edward Davies of the city of London grants to John Davies his brother yeoman of Maesbury peaceful possession and all his claim and title and interest in a piece of land and toft called Tir y Wrach in Sweeney for £20 left to him by his father's will.
Signed: Edward Davies
Witnesses: Thomas Evance of Measburie, Edward Lloyd, Hugh Parry, Thomas Williams?
Docketed: John Daives.
Badly affected by water - most of the information taken from the envelope.

Assignment of bond and judgement.  867/494  29th August, 1722

Contents:
1) John Davies of Sweeney, gent.
2) Howell Thomas of Treflach, yeoman.
Whereas John Davies, jnr of Oswestry, glover by his obligation of 16th September, 1719, became bound to the said John Davies of Sweeney in £30 with condition for the payment of £15 with interest on 6th March then next ensuing, on which bond and for which sum of £30 it was agreed between the obligor and obligee that judgement should be entered thereupon which accordingly was entered in the Court of Common Pleas in Hillary term in 6 George I (1720); now John Davies of Sweeney in consideration of £18 14s. Davies has assigned to Howell as well the obligation and judgement thereupon as also all sums therein mentioned with all benefit or advantage obtained by reason of the judgement to hold to obligation, judgement and sums to Howell, his executors, administrators and assigns to their own use without any account to be given to John Davies; and John Davies covenants that he will justify, maintain, ratify and allow all lawful acts done in and about the premises without releasing or discharging the same so as there be no further benefit taken than the due debt, interest and charges and that all the benefit obtained by the bond and Judgment and these presents shall wholly remain to Howell without any account or other thing thereof given to John; Provided so as Howell shall at all times hereafter indemnify John from all trouble, suits, actions etc.
Signed with the mark of John Davies of Sweeney.
Witnesses: R. Lathrop, J. T. Davies.
Docketed: Assignmt of bond and Judgmt fro Jno Davies to Howell Thomas 29th Augt 1722 (27) Applied seal. Paper

A garden and land at Sweeney  [no ref. or date]

Exemplification of a recovery.  867/495  Michaelmas Term 9 George (1722)

Badley affected by water.

Contents:
Demandant: James Lloyd.
Tenant: Charles Baldwyn, gent.
one garden, 12 acres of land 23 acres of moor and common of pasture in Sweeney.
Seal broken, wrapped in brown paper.

Trefonen (Oswestry)  [no ref. or date]

Messuage called Tuy yn y belan and lands in Trefonen, Oswestry.  [no ref. or date]

Note: N.B. This is possibly one of the 3 messuages mentioned in the Marriage Settlement of Edward Jones of Trefonen and Ann Thornes 1759, of which Edward Edwards was tenant.


Feoffment.  867/496  3 March 1 Charles I (1625/6)

Contents:
1) Richard ap Edward of Trefonen, Salop, gent.
2) Hugh ap Richard son and heir apparent of the sd.
Richard. Consideration: £30.
Rd grants the messuage called Tuy yn y belan and all buildings and gardens belonging in the township of Trefonen and the several parcels of arable land and pasture that is a parcel of land called Erw yn y belan lying on both sides between the commons there and the highway leading from Oswestry to Llanvylling; one other parcel called Erw bron y fedw lying there between the lands of Robert Powell Esq. on one side and the lands of Thomas Edwardes, gent on the other another parcel of land called Drill Madyn abutting on both ends of the lands of John lloyd, Esq. and the lands of John Edwardes, gent, and 2 other butts of land called Erw bach y Raff within a field of Edward Thellwall, Esq. called Erw lydan, all which premises contain 8 acres and are situated under their known meires and bounds in the township of Trefonen and now or late in the tenure of the said Richard ap Edward; and other property of Rd in Trefonen and all rights, woods, etc. belonging, and the reversion and remainder, and all deeds and writings to hold to Hugh his heirs and assigns to their only use for ever, to be held of the chief lord of the fee for the rents and services due and accustomed; Rd covenants to warrant the premises against all people; and Rd will make any further assurances in the law at the request and cost of Hugh.
Signed: Richard ap Edward.
Witnesses on dorse: David Evance of Soughton
John ap Richard, David ap Edward, Mauld vn Richard
R..... vn John.
Parchment tag, seal missing.

Lease for 6 months and Release.  867/497 - 498  1st and 2nd July, 1709

Contents:
1) Richard Hughes of Lloynitdmon, yeoman.
2) Thomas Edwards of Melverley, yeoman.
Consideration: 5/-
Hughes grants and releases to Edwards (in his possession by a bargain and sale of the day before) and to his heirs for ever the messuage and tenement with the appurtenances called Tn yn y Belan and all outbuildings, gardens, etc. in Trefonen, and the several closes called Erlow Belan between the common and the highway from Oswestry to Llanvilling; a parcel called Erow Bron y fedow between the land late of Robert Powell, Esq. and the late land of Thomas Edwards, gent, decd; a piece called Drill Maden abutting at both ends on the late lands of John Lloyd, Esq. and the late lands of John Edwards, gent decd.; 2 butts called Erow Bach y Raff lying in the late land of Edward Thelwell, Esq. decd. called Erow Lydon in the township of Trefonen, now or late in the tenure of Richard Hughes the premises being 8 acres; to hold to Thomas Edwards and his heirs to the following uses; to the use of Richard Hughes for his life, and after his death to the use of Richard Edwards, second son of Richard Edwards snr. of Lloyntidmon for his life, and after the death of Rd the son to the use of the heirs of the body of Rd the son; and in default of such heirs to the use of Mary Edwards, daughter of Rd. snr. for her life and after her death to the heirs of her body; and in default of such heirs to the use of Edward Edwards, eldest son of Rd snr for his life, and after his death to the use of the heirs of his body, and in default of such issue to the right heirs of Edward Edwards for ever; Rd Hughes covenants that he has good and absolute power to convey.
Signed: Richard Hughes.
Witnesses: Christiana Lloyd (release only)
James Hanmer, Arthur Hanmer.
Applied seal.
For Trefonen See also Assignment of Mortgage
23rd March, 1773 (867/503).

Whittington  [no ref. or date]

Messuage called Pen y Prees in Ebnall and Daywell, and a messuage and lands in Henlley, all in the parish of Whittington.  [no ref. or date]

Release  867/499  15th September, 1780

Paper - fragile.

Contents:
1) John Maddox of Preeshenlley, Whittington, gent.
2) Thomas Maddox of the same place, gent, eldest son and heir apparent of John Maddox.
Whereas by lease and release of 12 and 13 Nov 1735 between Andrew Maddocks of Ebnall, gent, since decd. and John Maddox son and heir of Andrew (1) Ellin Maddocks of Bronygarth (2) Edw Phillips of Bronygarth, gent and Edward Jones of Berghill (3) the Maddoxes in consideration of a marriage shortly to be had between John Maddox and Martha daughter of Ellin Maddocks and of £200 paid to Andrew by Ellin for a marriage portion and for settling and establishing the messuages and lands aftermentioned to such uses as after declared granted to Phillips and Jones the messuage in Ebnall then in the tenure of Andrew Maddocks and all other lands of Andrew in Ebnall or Daywell; and the messuage in Henlley then or late in the tenure of James Draper to hold to Phillips and Jones and their heirs in trust to and for the uses declared, i.e. to the end that Andrew should yearly during his life peaceably receive out of the messuage and lands in Henlley an annuity of £10, and as for the rest and reversion and remainder of the tenement in Henlley to the use of John Maddox for his life and as for the moiety of the premises in Ebnall and Daywell to the use of John Maddocks and Martha his intended wife for their lives and of the longer liver to the end that if Martha survives John she may receive during her life a yearly rent charge of £25 out of the moiety for her jointure; and as for the other moiety to the use of John Maddox for his life, the remainder of the said estates during the lives of Andrew, John and Martha to the use of Edward Phillips and Edward Jones in trust for the preservation of the contingent remainders and after the estates for lives end to the use of the first son of John and Martha and to the heirs of such son Whereas by lease and release of 1 and 2 October 1736 the release between John Maddox and Martha his wife, since decd. (1) Edward Phillips and Edw. Jones (2) and Thos Griffiths, gent (3) in consideration of 5/- to Maddox, Phillips and Jones from Griffiths, the Maddoxes and Phillips and Jones grant to Griffiths the said messuages and lands to hold to Griffiths, his heirs and assigns forever to the use only that Griffiths might be a good and perfect tenant of the immediate freehold and inheritance of the premises against whom a common recovery might be had the uses of which recovery were thereby declared to be for such estate and estates and for such uses as are mentioned and declared re the said premises by the recited indre of release. And whereas by lease and release of 30 June and 1 July, 1791 between John Maddox and Thomas Maddox (1) and the Rev. Wm Roberts, clerk (2) for settling, conveying and assuring the several messuages and lands aftermentioned for several uses, the Maddoxes granted to Roberts the messuage and lands called Pen y Prees in Ebnall and the other messuage with lands belonging in Henlley in the parish of Whittington, to hold to Roberts and his heirs for uses, i.e. to the use of John Maddox and his assigns for his life and after his death concerning the messuage and lands called Pen y Prees in Ebnall to the use of Thomas Maddox, his heirs and assigns forever; and as for the messuage and lands in Hennley to the use of Mary Maddox, daughter of John Maddox, her heirs and assigns forever; and whereas the messuage and lands called Peny Prees is now conveyed in mortgage to one Wm Griffiths, gent for securing £500 and interest; and whereas John Maddocks in consideration that Thomas Maddocks has agreed to pay to him £100 and an annuity of for his life has agreed to sell and convey his life estate and interest in all the several messuages and lands mentioned to Thomas Maddox and his heirs. Now in consideration of £100 from Thos to John and of the covenant of Thos for the payment of an annuity to John, John granted and released to Thos. in his possession by a bargain and sale of the day before, the said messuage with the lands belonging to John in Ebnall now in the possession of John Maddox and Edwd. Jones and all other lands of John in Ebnall or Daywell; and the messuage with the lands belonging called Peny Prees in Ebnall now in the possession of Edwd. Jones and all other messuages and lands of John in Ebnall and Daywell, Whittington Parish, with all appurtenances and rights, and the reversion, remainder, rents and profits, estate right and title of John and all deeds and writings; to hold to Thomas Maddox, his heirs and assigns to his use forever John covenants that he has full right and authority to convey the premises, and Thomas shall peaceably enter and occupy the same and take the rents and profits of the same free and discharged and indemnified from all former grants and incumbrances; and John and all other claimants (except Wm Griffiths and his heirs in respect of the principal sum of £500 and interest until the same is paid) will at the request and costs of Thomas make further assurances in the law; Thomas covenants to pay to John an annuity (£15 deleted) yearly for his life from 25 March next, at Lady Day and Michaelmas, 1st payment to be made on 29th September, 1781, without making any deduction, and John shall peaceably receive all the rents, issues and profits of the premises until 25th March next.
Docketed: Mr. John Maddox to Mr. Thos Maddox.
Conveyance of Mr. J. Maddox's Life Estate.

Draft further Mortgage.  867/500  29th September, 1780

Contents:
1) Wm Griffiths of Oswestry, gent.
2) Robert Lloyd snr of Oswestry, Esq.
3) Thomas Maddox of Preeshenlly, Whittington, gent, eldest son and heir apparent of John Maddox of the same place gent, nephew and heir at law of Roger Maddox, decd.
4) John Matthews of Burras, Wrexham, Denbigh, gent. Thomas Matthews of the same place, gent, brother of Jno.
5) Charles Tachery of Burton, Gresford, Denbigh, gent. Whereas by indenture of demise or mortgage of 14 Oct. 1747 between Roger Maddox (1) John Basnett, gent (2) Roger in consideration of £100 demised to John the messuage and lands in Ebnall, Whittington then lately in the tenure of Jno Maddox to hold to Basnett for 1000 years subject to a proviso for redemption on payment of £105 at the time stated by Assignment of 15th January, 1752 between Basnett (1) June Roberts, spinster (2) reciting that Roger Maddox had paid to Basnett £50 in part of the principal and all interest due, and owed him only £50, in consideration of £50 to Basnett from Jane, Basnett assigned to Jane the messuage and lands above, to hold to her for the residue of the 1000 years subject to the proviso above; By assignment of 21 March, 1754 between Jane Roberts (1) John Maddox (2) John Bentley, snr (since decd.) (3) Hugh Owen, Esq. (since decd.) (4) Reciting that Maddox had applied to Bently to land him £50 to pay off Jane and a further sum of £250 to answer his further occasions and that Bentley had agreed to land £300 of which £50 was agreed to be part and that the premises assigned to Jane were to be assigned to Hugh Owen in trust for Bentley; so in consideration of £50 to Jane Jane assigned, and Maddox for £250 (making £300 being the consideration money mentioned in a release of equal date therewith, after recited) granted and confirmed the said property to hold to Owen for the rest of 1000 years, in trust for Bentley and his heirs; by indenture of lease and release of 20 and 21 March 1754, the latter being between John Maddox (1) and John Bentley (2) in consideration of the £50 to Jane Roberts from Bentley and of £250 to John Maddox, Maddox granted the said property to Bentley, his heirs and assigns for ever subject to a proviso for redemption on payment of £300 and interest; and whereas by a bond of 21 September 1774 John Maddox was bound to Peter Bentley, gent, 2nd son executor and legatee named in the will of John Bentley, then dec., in £300 conditioned for payment of £150 with interest and for the better and more effectual securing the payment of the £150 and interest Maddox covenanted with Peter that the said property should remain a security to Peter for the £150 and £300; and by lease and release of 4 and 5 May 1778 the release being between John Bentley of Erw'r Escob, St. Martins, gent (eldest son and heir of John Bentley snr. decd.) (1) Peter Bentley (2) John Maddox (3) Mary Lloyd of Greenwich Kent, spinster, administratrix of the goods of Hugh Owen, decd. (4) William Griffiths (5) and Robert Lloyd (6) reciting that default was made in payment of the principal money and interest according to the last recited proviso whereby the estate in law in the mortgaged premises became absolute and vested in John Bentley as heir at law of Jno B. snr; and reciting that there was owing to Peter for principal and interest £461 1s, and that John Maddox had not only applied to but prevailed on Wm Griffiths to lend him £500 to pay off the money due to Peter and supply his other occasions on the security therein mentioned; so in consideration of £461.1s to Peter from Griffiths and of £38 19s to Maddox, Mary Lloyd assigned and Maddox granted to Robert Lloyd the same premises for the rest of the 1000 years on trust that Griffiths and his heirs and any to whom the freehold should belong and so that the rest of the term may be preserved to attend the reversion and inheritance of the premises the better to protect the same against all incumbrances, and on trust that Rbt. Lloyd should at any time at the request of Griffiths and at the cost of Maddox, transfer the premises to anyone nominated by Griffiths, for the rest of the term, and in the meantime permit the person entitled to the inheritance peaceably to enjoy the same without disturbance by Rbt. and as well for the several considerations and of £3 each to the Bentley and Maddox from Griffiths, John Bentley assigned and Maddox and Peter granted and assigned to Griffiths the premises then in the tenure of Edward Jones, yeoman to hold to Griffiths, his heirs and assigns for ever subject to a proviso for redemption on payment of £500 by Maddox on a day now long since elapsed; and whereas by lease and release of 14 and 15 Sept. instant, the release being between John Maddox (1) Thomas Maddox (2) John in consideration of £100 from Thomas and an annuity of £20 secured by Thos to John for his life, granted to Thos the messuage and lands of John in Ebnall then and now in the possession of John Maddox and Edward Jones, and the other lands of John Maddox in Ebnall or Daywell, and the aforesaid messuage and lands called Penyprees in Ebnall then and now in the possession of Edward Jones; and all other property of John in Ebnall and Daywell or elsewhere in the parish of Whittington, to hold to Thomas and his heirs and assigns forever, free from all incumbrances except the mortgage to Griffiths; and whereas the principal of £500 still remains due to Griffith but all interest has been paid; and whereas Griffiths having occasion to call in the money Thomas, who by virtue of the last recited lease and release has become entitled to the equity of redemption in the mortgaged premises, has applied to John and Thos. Matthews to lend him £600, and they have agreed to do so on an assignment of the mortgage and collateral security of the premises; This indenture witnesses in consideration of £500 to Griffiths from the Matthews and of £100 to Thomas Maddox, Griffiths has bargained and sold and released and Thomas Maddox has granted and ratified to between the lands of Coll'Congreve and David Jones a piece of land in Maes Ucha of about 2 hoops sowing between the lands of Col Congreve and Richard Price, Esq.; a piece of land in Maes Ucha (3 hoops sowing) between the lands of Thos. Tannatt and Coll'Congreve; a parcel of land in Maes Ucha (1a) between the lands of John Davies both sides; another piece of land in Maes Ucha (3 hoops sowing) between the lands of Thomas Lloyd, Esq. and John Davies; the piece of land in Maes y Groes between the lands of John Jones and John Davies; the piece of land in Maes y Groes (2a) between the lands of William Bach and the Glebe lands; and the piece of land in Maes Pen y Geylan (2a) between the lands of Richard Price and the Earl of Bradford; 2 pieces of land in Maes Pen y Gelan (3a) between the lands of Coll'Congreve and Richard Price the piece of land in Maes Pen y Geloan (3 hoops sowing) between the lands of David Jones on both sides; the piece of land in Maes bach (1a.) between the lands of David Jones and John Jones; the parcel of meadow ground in Dole y Granee (1a) all which messuage, malthouse, tanhouse and pieces of land were the late estate and inheritances of William Tannatt, gent and were by him heretofore sold to Thomas Vaughan and Alice his wife, and are in the townships of Trewyland and Tredderwern in the parish of Llansanffraid, Montgom.; and the wainscott pew in the south side of the parish Church of Llansanffraid belonging to the messuage; and all sitting, standing, kneeling and burying places in Llansanffraid church to the same belonging; and all outbuildings, gardens and lands, woods, and waters, and privileges belonging; to hold to Richard Jones for a year, paying to Thos and Alice a peppercorn at Michaelmas if demanded so that Jones may be able to accept a release of the premises.
Signed and sealed by Thomas Vaughan and Alice Vaughan, her mark
Witnesses on dorse: John Maurice, John Jones, John Evans.
Docketed: 8th March 1727 Thos Vaughan and ux' to Richd Jones Lease for a Year. 10.

Daywell and Weston  [no ref. or date]

Indenture of fine of property in Daywell and Weston. The rest is illegible.  867/501  [n.d.]

Montgomeryshire  [no ref. or date]

Castle Caerinion  [no ref. or date]

Messuage in Panter Allowe, Trevenant, Castle Caerinion Parish, and lands.  [no ref. or date]

Copy of bargain and sale.  867/502  11th December 7 Elizabeth (1564)

Contents:
1) John ap Howell of the Vayner in the parish of Bireyoo, Montgom., gentleman. and whereas Morris having occasion for the sum has applied to Francis to discharge the same who not having ready money to pay up has desired Maurice Price to advance the same and to advance Francis £; and to accept an assignement of the mortgage as a security; so Morris and Francis and Margaret assign the premises and the reversion, remainder, rents and claim and term of years yet to come to Maurice for the rest of the recited term of 500 years under the yearly rent of one peppercorn; and Morris covenants that he has not already assigned the premises or done anything to incumber the premises, and in case Francis pays to Maurice the principal and interest; and that it shall be lawful for Maurice after default has been made in the performance of the proviso peaceably to enter the property and take the rents and profits for the rest of the term without any trouble from Francis, free and indemnified by Francis from all former conveyance, etc.; and that Francis and Margaret will at the next Great Sessions for Montgomeryshire levy a fine of the premises described thus: 2 messuages, 20 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture, 20 acres of furze and heath and common of pasture for all cattle in the parish of Llansanffraid, Montgom; and it shall ensure to Maurice on the uses aftermentioned, i.e. to the use of Maurice for the rest of the term subject to the proviso of redemption, and after the expiration or other sooner determination of the term to the use of Francis and his heirs freed from all title of dower of Margaret; and Francis and any other claimant at any time after default at the request of Maurice at the cost of Francis to make further assurances in the law; and until default has been made it shall be lawful for Francis quietly to hold and to receive the rents and profits of the premises to their own use without let or disturbance of Maurice;
Docketed: 25th March 1773 Mr. Thomas by the Direction of Mr. Dorsett to Mr. Pryce Assignment of a Mortgage for securing £640 and Int.
3 paper sheets.

LLansanffraid  [no ref. or date]

Capital messuage and lands in Trewylan, Llansanffraid.  [no ref. or date]

Deed  867/503  8 March 1727/8

Contents:
Lease for a year.
1) Thomas Vaughan of Mochnant, Montgom., gent. Alice his wife
2) Richard Jones of Tredderwernfore, Montgom, gent.
Consideration: 5/-
Bargain and sale of the capital messuage, malthouse and lands in Trewylan, in the parish of Llansanffraid, Monrgom, now in the holding of Humphrey Jones, and the pieces of land in Trewylan belonging to the messuage and called as follows: - the 3 small pieces of land between the common and the meadow next the house (3); a piece of land called Ddole Fawr and a small piece belonging to it (8a); 2 pieces of land called Ddole Fechan and Ddole Ganol (6a); a piece of land called Ddole issa and a small piece of land adjoining (8a); and the meadow by the house called Gwerglodd y Tann house (8a); and the tanhouse and building thereupon erected and the messuage and lands in Burgoed, in the township of Tredderwernfore, Llansanffraid; and the several pieces of land in Tredderwernefore belonging to the capital messuage, that is a piece of land in Maesucha (½ acre) the Matthews in their possession by a bargain and sale to them by Griffiths and Maddox of the day before, to hold for 6 months the messuage with lands belonging of Maddox in the township of Ebnal, Whittinghon now in the tenure of Edward Jones, with all houses, outbuildings, gardens, and lands, etc. belonging and the reversion and remainder rents and profits, and all right and title of Griffiths and Maddox with the above in part recited indentures and bond and all deeds and writings in the custody of Griffiths and Maddox; to hold the messuage to the Matthews, their heirs and assigns to their use for ever, subject to the proviso for redemption, and Griffiths covenants that he has done nothing to incumber the premises; and R. Lloyd has bargained and assigned to Tachery the messuage and lands called Pen y Prees herein-before in a recited indenture assigned to Lloyd, and the reversion, remainder and rents, and estate, right and title of Lloyd, to hold to Tachery for the residue of 500 years in trust for the Matthews and their heirs, so that the residue of the same terms shall attend the freehold and inheritance of the premises to protect the same from meane incumbrances if any, and for better securing to the Matthews the £600 but subject to be redeemed by a proviso; and Robert Lloyd covenants that he has not done anything to incumber the premises; and Thomas Maddox has granted and released to the Matthews, in their possession by a bargain and sale to them by Maddox for 6 months the said messuage and lands in Ebnall in the possession of Thos. Maddox and Edward Jones, and all other of his property in Ebnal and Daywell, and the reversion and remainder, rents and profits, and estate, right and title of Maddox, with all deeds and writings, to hold to the Matthews their heirs and assigns to the use of the Matthews for ever, subject to a condition for redemption that if Maddox pay to the Matthews £600 and interest on 25 March next, then the Matthews at the request and cost of Maddox, immediately on the payment convey the last mentioned and also all the other property hereinbefore mentioned to such person for such uses as Maddox directs, free of all incumbrances; and Maddox covenants to pay the £600 and interest as above without any deduction, and that the Matthews shall after default in payment, peaceably hold the premises and take the rents and profits without trouble from Maddox, free and released from all former conveyances and incumbrances; and that Maddox and other claimants will at any time after default in payment at the request of the Matthews and cost of Maddox make further assurances in the law for better conveying of the premises; and it is agreed by the Matthews that the £350 part of the principal of £600 is the proper money- of J. Matthews, and the other £250 of T. Matthews, and they agree together to receive their shares of the money and interest according to the proportion, and that no benefit shall be taken by the survivorship of either of them (the Matthews) but the survivor and his heirs shall stand seised the premises in trust for the Matthews and their heirs according to their respective estates and interest in the money without any regard to be had or taken to survivorship.
Docketed: Griffiths and Maddox to Matthews Mortgage 11 sheets of paper.

Capital messuage and lands called Pen y Geilan in Llansanffraid, and a little messuage in Trefonnen, Oswestry.  [no ref. or date]

Draft assignment of Mortgage.  867/504  23 March 1773

Mouse eaten.

Contents:
1) Morris Thomas of the parish of Llangollen, Denbigh, yeoman.
2) Francis Dorsett of the town of Oswestry, gent. Margaret his wife.
3) Maurice Price of Shrewsbury, Esq.
Whereas by indenture of 11 December 1769 between Francis Dorsett (1) Morris Thomas (2) in consideration of £220 to Francis paid by Morris, Francis demised to Morris the capital messuage and lands belonging in the parish of Llansaintfraid, Montgom called Pen y Geilan and then in the holding of Wm Tannett and the little messuage and lands belonging in the township of Trefonnen, Oswestry, then in the tenure of Randolph Howell which tenement was then lately devised to Francis by the will of his late grandfather Humphrey Parry, gent, decd., and all other messuages and lands of Francis In Llansaintfraid and Oswestry, with all outbuildings and commodities, etc. to hold to Morris for 500 years subject to a condition for redemption by Francis on payment of £220 with interest at 4% p.a. on the days now past; and whereas default has been made in performance of the priviso whereby the estate in law is become absolute in Morris during the remainder of the term; and whereas there is justly due to Morris on the security for principal and interest.
2) John Warde, jnr. Panter Allowe, Montgom., son of Wm. Warde, deceased.
Consideration: £33. John ap Howell has bargained and sold to Warde the messuage with all outbuildings, lands, rights, rents, and reversions, in Panter Allowe in the township and liberty of Trevenant and parish of Castle Crynyon, Montgomeryshire, now in the tenure of Ellyn Warde, widow, mother of John whereof 2 leasows part of the premises lie together next adjoining to the meese place of which one is called Panterallow and the other the Boon Fyre leasowe; another piece of ground part of the premises is in a leasow called tanypent adjoining a leasow in the holding of Reynold Wallery on the E., and on the W. stretching over certain ground in the occupation of Robert Talbott and shooting on a lane that leads towards the parish church on the N. and a croft part of the premises, called the calves crofte shooting on a lane that leads towards the parish church on the N.; and a croft part of the premises, called the calves crofte shooting on the lane on the N., and on the S. shooting on certain ground in the occupation of Robert Talbott, and on the W. adjoining a leasow called Caltavola in the tenure of Ric' ap Marice; and a parcel of meadow one day mathe in a leasow called Cugavola; to hold to John Warde, jnr, his heirs and assigns forever; and John ap Howell also grants all deeds and writings relating to the premises, and covenants to deliver them to Warde by Epiphany next; John ap Howell covenants that he had full title and power to convey, and that at the request of Warde he would be ready to make a good and lawful estate; fee simple etc. in the premises; and before next feast of John the Baptist he will suffer all such acts as are advised for Warde with warranty against all people for the assuring of the premises to Warde; and Warde shall enjoy the premises without interruption.
Md that there is interlined in both the indentures to be paid to the said John Powell and his heirs forever. ?....... "Chefe" of 4d. Signed: John Powell 1564. Witnesses of the sealing and deliver, on dorse; John Pryce, Robert Powell, Richard Vichan, Reginald Wolley and John ap Hughes.
Docketed: 70 Eliz.
No seal or tag, but a slit for it; signatures of witnesses in the same hand.

Montgomeryshire & Shropshire  [no ref. or date]

Treprenall and Cricketh Llanymynech  [no ref. or date]

A messuage and land in Treprenall and Cricketh.  [no ref. or date]

Michaelmas  867/505  7 Anne (1708)

Contents:
Fine (right hand indenture)
Richard Hughes, gent, and Howel, plts
Richard Edwards deforciant
One messuage, one barn, one garden and orchard, 30 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 10 acres of waste, in Treprenall and Cricketh; warranty against the heirs of Edward Edwards, deceased, father of Richard Edwards.
Fine: £120.
Damaged by water.

OTHER FAMILIES  [no ref. or date]

PERSONAL PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

BOWDLER  [no ref. or date]

Richard Bowdler of Oswestry, gentleman is made a Commissioner for oaths in the Counties of Salop, Staffs, Worcs, Montgomery and Denbigh.  867/506  4 December 1 George II (1727)

Contents:
Parchment.

CLARKE  [no ref. or date]

Bond.  867/507  2 June 1731

Contents:
James Clarke of Llanamonach, yeoman and Catharine Clarke his daughter are bond to John Husband of Eyton, gent in £50.
Condition that if James Clarke and Catharine perform the covenents in an indenture of an assignment of the same date as these presents made between Jeremiah Williams (1) John Jeffries (2) James Clarke and Catharine his wife and the said Catharine Clarke (3) and John Husband (4) these presents are to be void. Signed and sealed by James Clarke and with the mark of Catharine Clarke.
Witnesses: Edward Gittins, Edwd. Pearce, jnr. Isaac France.
Docketed on dorse: 2nd June 1791 Mr. Clarkes Bond for performance of Covenants to the Assignment. No. 17 Paper
2 applied seals.

CLAYTON  [no ref. or date]

Note, once pinned to a document.  867/508  26 September 1680

Contents:
"Sir, according to yr desire I have sent you this my acquittance for £470 besides the Rent of Marrigoulde house for one hallfe year, I say received the saide sum by mee Rich: Clayton."
Locketed: No. 5 20 7br 1680

COOK  [no ref. or date]

Copy of will (2 March 1741/2) and probate (date illegible) of Edward Cook late of Bridgnorth. (7)  867/509  [n.d.]

Badly affected by damp, and mainly illegible.

OWEN  [no ref. or date]

Bond.  867/510  14 November 1701

Contents:
Robert Owen, gent, of Wilcott
Richard Owen of Willcott, son and heir of the said Robert, Thomas Owen and Laurence Owen sons of the said Robert, and bound to Samuel Rogers merchant, late of Osbaston, in £1000, the condition being to keep the covenants, grants etc. in certain indentures bearing equal date with the bond, made between Robert Owen
Richard Owen Eliz: Owen Thomas Owen and Laurence Owen (1) and Samuel Rogers (2)
Witnesses: Edward Lloyd, Robert Skye, butcher, John Hordley Arthur Hanmer.
Docketed: Messrs. Owens bond for performance
14th November 1701 (No. 3)

Robert Parry of Myvod, Montgom.  867/511  11 November 15 George III (1774)

Contents:
Assignment of Robert Parry of Myvod, Montgomeryshire, gentleman, to be a Commissioner to take affidavits in the Counties of Montgomery, Salop, Denbigh, Merioneth and Cardigan and grant of authority to take and receive in the Counties oaths in writing concerning any process in the Court of Common Pleas.
By warrant of the Chief Justice: Signed J. Hough.
Witness: Sir William de Grey
Docketed: Mr. Parry's Commission
£1 1 6d. to pay
Parchment.

[no title]  867/512  30th March, 1775

Contents:
Whereas it appears to John Morton by the admission of Sir George Nares, knt. one of the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas and by entries of the proper Officers of the Court that Robert Parry of Myvod, Montgomery. gent. was duly qualified and admitted an attorney in the Court, and it also appearing by the certificate of gentlemen attorneys in this court that he is properly qualified to act as a solicitor in the Court of Great Session for the several counties of Montgomeryshire, Denbigh and Flint; and whereas Robert Parry has this day subscribed the oaths appointed to be taken by attorneys and solicitors by an Act of Parliament of 2 George II and has also taken the oaths appointed to be taken instead of the oaths of allegiance and supremacy; Parry is therefore admitted an Attorney of the Court of Great Sessions for the Counties of Montgomeryshire, Denbigh and a solicitor of the Court of Chancery for the counties of Montgomeryshire, Denbigh and Flint; and this is to be enrolled by the proper Officer(s) of the Court.
Signed: John Morton
Parchment.

THOMAS  [no ref. or date]

Inventory of the goods and chattels of Henry Thomas late of Great Ness alias Nese Strange, yeoman taken and apprized by and before William Thomas, John Richards and Henry Thomas Jnr. Also an account of debts due to the testator, by bond.  867/513  15th January, 1688/9

Contents:
Exhibited 22 June, 1689 by Master John Tonlinson.
Public Notary, signed by Tho; William Registrar, deputy.
Parchment.

Other case papers  [no ref. or date]

Complaint.  867/514  Trinity Term 17 Geo III (1777)

Contents:
To the Rt. Hon. Sir Frederick North, knt. of the Garter. Lord North, Chancellor and Under Treasurer of the Court of the Exchequer, the Rt. Hon. Sir Sidney Stafford Smythe, knt., Lord Chief Baron of the same Court and the other Barons, Montgomeryshire - the orators and oratrixes. Joyce Stephens of Birth Du, Montgomery. widow Maurice Stephens of the same place, Esq., James Cresse of Gellidavill in the parish of Llanbrynmair, Montgomery. gent and Ann his wife (Ann is the only daughter and heiress of Andrew Owen late of Gellidavill, decd) by Ann his wife, one of the 3 sisters and coheirs at law of John Price late of Gwested, Montgom. gent decd) Elizabeth Baxter of Bryn in the parish of Llanllarhacan, Montgom. only surviving child of Rd. & Elizabeth Baxter late Bryn who was sister of Ann the wife of Andrew Owen, another of the 3 sisters and coheirs of John Pryce, Martha Pryce of Newton, Montgom. who is the only surviving child of Jane the wife of John Pryce late of Penygelli, which Jane was also another of the sisters and coheirs of John Pryce, debtors and accountants to his Majesty as by the Records of this Court appear. That John Price deceased being in about 1745 or 1746 seised in fee simple or entitled to certain messuages, tenements farms and lands called Caer Cappan alias Ty yn y Kefn Cylynog in the Parishes of Tregynon & Bettur, Montgom. and of the messuage and land called Pantmawr in the parish of Bettur, and having occasion to borrow money applied from Wm Powell and Richard Powell, both late of Poole, Montgom. Esqs. decd. to advance £350 on the security of the premises who advanced the same to John Price, and for security the repayment to Wm and Rd with interest John executed one or more mortgages in fee of all the messuages and lands aforesaid, and Wm and Rd in 17 as mortgagees caused the tenants in possession of the estates to be served with declaration in ejectment and by virtue of such ejectments got into possession of all the premises about 17 and continued in possession thereof and in the receipt of the rents and profits of same until their deaths, Wm dying 12 Oct. 1762 and Rd 17 Nov 1758; and the yearly Value of the estates being £40 and upwards if properly managed and let at a fair rent, and according to the real value and as lands are now raised and set in the neighbourhood of Treynon and Bettur and the same having for several years past been let at large yearly rents the mortgage money has been by perception of the rents and profits and by the sale of timber of the estates almost if not wholly paid; and Wm and Rd died without being paid off the principal and interest (if any) due to them although they received the rents of the mortgaged premises until their deaths; Rd Powell by his will devised all his real estate to Robert Powell the only son of Wm Powell and appointed him the executor of his will; and Robt was also the heir at law to Richard, who proved the same in the proper ecclesiastical court and William by his will appointed Robert Powell late of Lloran, Denbigh, Esq., his only son and heir at law his executor who proved the same in the ecclesiastical court, and who as being as well the real and personal representative of Richard Powell as of Wm Powell dec'd became entitled to the possession of the mortgaged premises and likewise to the mortgage money if any was really due; Robert continued in the possession and in receipt of the rents of the premises until his death 10 August 1765, and by his will appointed his son and heir Robert Powell late of Lloran Esq., decd, his executor who proved the will and became entitled to the mortgaged premises and mortgage money if any. Robert, the grandson, entered on the possession of the premises as mortgages only, and received the rents until his death 4 July, 1766, dying intestate leaving Martha the wife of Jenkin Parry of Main, Esq. and Sarah the wife of Robert Lloyd of Oswestry, Esq. his sisters and coheirs at law and Jane Powell his mother which Martha the wife of Jenkin Parry and Sarah the wife of Robert Lloyd and Jane Powell the mother were his only next of [...] ; administration of the goods and chattels of Rd Powell and Wm Powell unadministered by the said Robert Powell the son unadministered by the grandson Robert, have since the death of Robert the grandson been taken out and granted by the ecclesiastical court to Sarah Lloyd and since the death of Robert the grandson administration of the good and chattels has been granted by the ecclesiastical court to Jane Powell, Martha Parry and Sarah Lloyd; and they thereby became the personal representatives of Robert Powell, the son of Wm, Rd and Wm and Robert the grandson and they are the only sisters and coheirs of Robt Powell the grandson and became therefore the coheirs of Robert Powell the grandson, and became therefore the heirs of the said Powells. Jane Powell the mother died in 1772 by her will appointing Martha Parry and Sarah Lloyd joint executors of [...] will who proved it in the ecclesiastical court, and Martha and Sarah become her personal representatives and of the other Powells and heirs and entitled to the legal estate and interest of the mortgaged premises; but as the orators submit, are only entitled so in equity as trustees of such legal estate for Sarah Lloyd and such other persons as are personal representatives of the said parties; since the death of Robert the grandson Jenkin Parry and Martha his wife and Robert and Sarah Lloyd and Jane Powell the mother have been and now are in the possession of the mortgaged premises and in receipt of the rents claiming the same as mortgagees and to be entitled to some principal money and interest served thereon but what sum in particular is so due or how they make out the same Jenkin and Martha and the Lloyds absolutely refuse to discover; Sarah Lloyd has no issue by Robert Lloyd; John Price the mortgagor died intestate and without issue leaving 3 sisters, Elizabeth the wife of Richard Baxter, of Bryn Llanllischairn, Montgom. Jane, the wife of John Price of Pennygelly, Kerry and Ann the wife of Andrew Owen late of Gellidowill, Kerry, his coheirs at law, which sisters on the death of John Pryce on 16 June, 1725 intestate became entitled to the equity of redemption of all the mortgaged premises; Richard Baxter died in June 1754 leaving Elizabeth his widow who died in September, 1762 leaving Elizabeth his widow complainant, her only child and heir at law, John Price died in the lifetime of the said John Price the mortgagor leaving Jane Price his widow who died 14 November, 1768 leaving the complainant Martha her only surviving child and heir at law; Andrew Owen died May 1755 and Ann Owen died in August 1774 both intestate leaving issue one only daughter the oratorix Ann Crosse who as the heir at law of Ann Owen who was one of the coheirs of John Price, mortgagor, or the orator James Crosse in right of the oratorix, became entitled to an undivided third of the mortgaged premises and the equity of redemption, and Elizabeth Baxter, Martha Price as heirs at law of Elizabeth Baxter, Jane Price and Ann Owen became entitled to the two other undivided thirds i.e. Elizabeth and Martha entitled to two third parts and Ann Crosse to the other third; By lease and release of 17 and 18 August 1755 between James Crosse and Ann his wife (Ann therein described to be the only daughter and heir of Andrew Owen by Ann his wife a lunatic, one of the sisters of John Price) (1) and John Stephens of Birth Du, Montgom. gent (2) in consideration of £100 the Crosses released amongst other premises the messuages called Caercappan alias Ty-ynykefn Clynog and Pantmawr in Trygynon and Bettur, and all other messuages and lands in Llanllwchaiarn, Bettur, Tregynon and Kerry or elsewhere in Montgom. that was the estate of John Price late of Gwested, decd. and all their estate, right and title to hold to Stephens and his heirs forever; the release was made in the life time of Ann Owen and while she was a lunatic and while Ann Crosse was only the presumptive heir of Andrew and Ann Owen, therefore after the death of Andrew and Ann and when the title of James and Ann accrued and became vested in possession it was thought prudent that they should levy a fine and so confirm the purchase made by John Stephens, and by indentures of lease and release of 23 and 24 January 1775 the release between James and Ann Crosse (1) Joyce Stephens of Poole, widow executrix and divise of John Stephens then dicd. (2) and Maurice Stephens son and heir of John Stephens (3) reciting lease and release of 17 and 18 August 1755 and that John Stephens was since dead, leaving a will of 1 May, 1759 giving the said premises in the release to Joyce and her heirs forever with a desire that she would devise the same to Maruice Stephens and his heirs forever; the Crosses in consideration of £100 paid them by John Stephens and of 5/- a piece from Maurice covenanted at the next great Sessions held for Co. Mont. to acknowledge and levy to Maurice a fine of one third of the premises in the mortgage and a third of all the other premises in Llanllwchairn Bettur, Trynon and Kerry that was the estate of John Price which fine was declared to be for the use of Joyce for life and on her death to Maurice and his heirs forever; which fine was levied whereby Joyce and Maurice as standing in the place of the Crosses are become entitled to a third of the mortgaged premises and equity of redemption and Eliz: Baxter & [...] Martha Price are become entitled to the other 2 thirds and equity of redemption; and the orators have frequently applied to Jenkin Parry and Martha his wife, Robert and Sarah Lloyd to account with them for the rents and profits of the mortgaged premises received by the Powells, Parrys and Lloyds, the orators offering to pay whatever if any, remained due on the mortgage, which they have refused to do, which in justice and equity they ought to have done; now the Parrys and Lloyds combining and with divers persons at present unknown, whose names when discovered they pray may be inserted in this bill of complaint as defts, continuing to injure and oppress the complts, in the premises they pretend and insist that there is some considerable sum due to them but refuse to discover what sum is due, or anything about it, whereas the complts charge that the confederates have been fully or very nearly paid their whole demands by the rents and profits of the mortgaged premises or by different payments of money made to them, and they charge that it appears by some deed, note, memorandum or other writing found in the possession of Richard Powell, or the other Powells which came to the hands of the defts, if they have not cancelled, lost, or burnt it, but which they refuse to discover, and the orators charge that the premises are of a large value and if the same were now sold at the full value thereof as freehold estates now sell in the country where the same are they would produce and sell for £1,500 at least and which very much exceeds the value of all the sums due to the defts for the principal and interest remaining due to them; they charge that a very small sum not exceeding £200 remains now due; they charge that the mortgaged premises are very much underlet and at the old rents only and not the advanced yearly rent or value as lands in that neighbourhood are let at, and at other times the confederates pretend they have several other demands due to them from the orators claiming as aforesaid which affect the premises yet the defts refuse to discover the same or how secured; and at other times the defts insist that they are absolutely by reason of the length of their possession entitled to hold the premises whereas the orators say the truth is that Wm Powell, Rd Powell the son of Wm and Robert his grandson were never uninterruptedly in the quiet possession of the premises as absolute owners of the inheritance but always considered themselves in possession only as mortgagees and entitled only to hold the possession until they were paid the principal and interest due to them and the same were redeemed by the orators; and the orators charge that the parties frequently subsequent to 1758 declared to several persons that they were only in possession of the premises as mortgagees and had not any other right or title to hold the same and conscious thereof and of their being liable to be redeemed and of being accountable for the rents and profits of the premises and of the several sums of money received by them on account of the interest and otherwise of the principal sums 'so' due to them or their agents kept an account from time to time of the rents and profits and declared that they were willing to give up the possession thereof on being paid their mortgage debt and never pretended to have any other right to the premises and the orators charge that the defts have constantly since they have been in possession kept a regular account of the rents and profits received by them and the orators charge that James Crosse having sold the undivided third part of the mortgage premises and being desirous of knowing his title and what sums of money were due thereon on mortgage and of knowing how the same had been managed and the rents received and of knowing the circumstances relating there to and of redeeming the estate subsequent to 1758 applied to Robert Lloyd and Sarah his wife and Jenkin Parry and Martha his wife then in possession of the premises for an account of the rents and what sums had been paid on account thereof and what sum remained due, and the defts made out an account debtor and creditor as mortgagees of the premises only or the account was so drawn out by their order and delivered by Lloyd; and the orators charge that it appears by some book or paper now or late in the custody of the defts for their use and which they have seen and which account the defts have in their custody and the orators pray that the defts may examine the accounts before they put in their answer with the original account and books or writings and which of them are not now in their custody and what person and whether the defts have ever seen them and whether such account was not taken out from any other and what account, etc. and whether it is a true account; and the orators say that such drawing out and delivering of such an account is a manifest evidence and clear proof that in 1758 the defts considered themselves only as mortgagees of the premises and liable to account for not only the rents but accounted for the same to the orators; and the orators charge that Robt. Powell, snr. acknowledged to Robt. Lloyd that he considered himself only as mortgagee of the premises and willing to accept his principal and interest and to account for the rents and gave some orders to Lloyd to draw such accounts and Powell had some conversation with Lloyd to such effect and the orators charge that upon the several circumstances of this case that the length of the defts possession of the premises is not to be set up as a bar to the orators' right of redemption of the premises but the orators notwithstanding such length of possession ought to be permitted to redeem the estate on paying to the defts what justly appears due for principal and interest on the security of the estate; and the orators charge that the confederates in order to put them to difficulties pretend that there is now a large sum of money due to them on the securities under sundry deeds but refuse to discover the dates, parties, names, recitals and material contents of the deeds whereas the orators say there is but little if any thing now due to the confederates after accounting for the rents of the premises received by the parties; and the orators charge that the defts and the parties under whom they claim have during the time they were in possession of the premises out down several very large and considerable quantities of timber and wood standing and growing on the premises and which they sold for several large sums and applied the same to their use without accounting for it or the interest thereof, all which actings, refusals and pretences of the confederates are contrary to equity and tend to the wrong as the orators in consideration of which and for as much as the orators cannot be fully relieved in the premises but in a Court of Equity to the end that Jenkin Parry and Martha his wife, Robt. Lloyd and Sarah his wife and the other confederates when discovered may on their corporal oaths full true, direct and perfect answer make to all the matters aforesaid as fully, amply and effectually as if the same were here repeated again and they particularly interrogated according to the best of their knowledge and remembrance, and more especially that the defts may answer and set forth whether John Pryce of Gwested, decd. was not in his lifetime seised of the real estates before mentioned as above and whether the estates are not of the yearly value as above, and whether John Pryce did not and when borrow from Wm Powell and Rd Powell any and what sums and whether....., etc. The orators ask that the defts might answer and set forth how much is really due to them on the security of the estates and how they derive the same and an account be taken of the principal moneys secured on the premises and of the rents and profits received by the Powells and that the orators be permitted to redeem on payment of what is due, and that the defts be decreed to deliver up the mortgaged premises, and concur in all deeds and matters necessary for the reconveying and reassuring the premises to the orators, free from incumbrances, delivering to the orators, all deeds and writings relating to the mortgaged premises; and they ask that a writ of subpoena be issued to the Parrys and Lloyds to appear before the court to answer re premises and to stand to abide by such order as to their Honours deem meet.
Copy of the signature of John Lloyd.
"let process Issue R. Perryn".
4 folded sheets of paper.

FOREIGN  [no ref. or date]

Case papers.  867/515  N.D. (cost 1766)

5 pages, in need of repair.

Contents:
For the plaintiff - Thomas Bridge on 2 several demises of Wm Boycott Esq., Plt. and William Fowler and Allen England the younger defendants, in trespass and ejectment.
The case relates to property at Dosthill and in the parish of Kingsbury, Warwickshire.

PEDIGREE PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

Rough Notes on the Thornes family  867/516-25  [n.d.]

Contents:
9 pieces of paper (515-524)
Notes on the Thornes coat of arms and family. 3 sheets.
In envelope (525)

ILLEGIBLE DOCUMENTS 4  [no ref. or date]

Totally illegible deeds.  867/526-9  [n.d.]

Contents:
1 of them is a fine, and another may be a lease of possession.

KINNERLEY  [no ref. or date]

Tithes on property of the Rev. William Thornes  1488/1  25 March 1797

Contents:
1. John Edwards of Shrewsbury esq, only son and heir of Rowland Edwards late of Shrewsbury esq deceased and also devisee and sole executor named in his will
2. Sarah Windsor and Elizabeth Windsor of Shrewsbury spinsters, daughters and devisees named in the last will of Sarah Windsor late of Shrewsbury widow deceased
3. The Rev. William Thornes of Alberbury clerk
Recital of indenture dated 29 September 1792
(1) John Tyrwhit esq and Catherine his wife (heir at law of Sir Thomas Jones knight deceased)
(2) William Pulteney esq and the Right Rev. and Right Hon. John Lord Bishop of Salisbury, trustees and executors of the will of Sir Thomas Jones
(3) Thomas Jones esq, devisee for life under the will with respect to real estate to be purchased with his personal estate
(4) Sarah Windsor since deceased
(5) Rowland Edwards, since deceased and fine levied in pursuance.
Consideration: £3000 paid to the trustees by Rowland Edwards by direction of Sarah Windsor
Conveyance with mortgage proviso of the Rectory impropriate of Kinnerley and all tithes
Recital of will of Sarah Windsor, 21 August 1771. She devised all her real and personal estate of which she was possessed in her own right or under the will of her late husband John Windsor deceased to her daughters Sarah and Elizabeth Windsor equally.
By cedicil dated 20 December 1782 she charged her freehold & copy/hold property with payment of debts, legacies etc and devised it all to her daughters
Recital of will of Rowland Edwards dated 29 May 1796 devised his real estate and the residue of his personal estate to his son John and appointed his son and Samuel Harwood doctor of physic executors. The testator died 31 May 1796, will proved PCC by John Edwards alone
Consideration: £61 paid to Edwards in part satisfaction of the principal and interest due under the mortgage
Conveyance of all tithes of corn, grain and hay and other rectorial tithes on property in the townships of Upper Maesbrook, Kinnerley and Edgerley in the parish of Kinnerley, the estate of William Thornes (John Davies, George Jones)
Covenant for production of title deeds
Schedule
19 and 20 October 1671
1. Robert Hyde son and heir of Alexander Hyde late [...] of Sarum deceased, Henry Parker esq and Giles Clotterbook esq, executors of the will of the said bishop, Charles Crooke of Bonham, Thomas Marchant gentleman and Etheldred Hyde widow of Edward Hyde esq deceased
2. Thomas Smith gentleman
Easter term 24 Charles II Fine. Thomas Smith plt, Robert Hyde and the other parties to the last deed deforciants
17 November 1674 Will of Thomas Smith
1 and 2 January 1696
1. Thomas Smith Esq, son and heir of Thomas Smith decd. and Elizabeth his wife sole daughter and heir of Daniel Webb clothier then deceased
2. Margaret Webb
3. Isaac Jelf, William Norris and John Haulton esq res 4 and 5 June 1718
1. Thomas Smith and Elizabeth his wife
2. Margaret Webb
3. Isaac Jelf and William Norris
26 April 1723 Will of Thomas Smith
29 and 30 November 1726
1. John Smith esq, son and heir of Thomas Smith deceased
2. Henry Gale esq
3. William Walker gentleman
Hilary term 13 George I Recovery, William Walker demandant, Henry Gale tenant, John Smith vouchee
4 July 1727
1. John Smith and Mary his wife late Mary Harvey
2. Isaac Jelf esq, John Harvey esq and John Thresher
25 August 1768
1. Robert Neale esq
2. John Windsor gentleman
25 March 1769 - inrolled in Chancery
1. Robert Neale and Elizabeth his wife, sister and heir at law of John Smith then deceased
2. John Windsor
Easter term 1769 Fine, John Windsor plt, Robert Neal and Elizabeth his wife deforciants
25 March 1769 Bond, Robert Neal and Robert his son and heir to John Windsor
1 January 1771
1. John Windsor
2. Thomas Powell tanner
4 June 1768 Will of John Windsor
19 August 1769 codicil to the will
27 October 1772
1. Thomas Powell
2. Sarah Windsor widow and sole executrix of the will of John Windsor then deceased
3. Sir Thomas Jones
Easter term 34 George III fine, Rowland Edwards esq plt, John Tyrwhit esq and Catherine his wife deforciants
Signatures of S. Windsor, Elizabeth Windsor, John Edwards
Witnesses:- Charles Jackes, servant to Mrs Windsor, Sarah Griffiths, servant to Mrs Windsor, Milward Rogers, Joseph Asterley

LLWYNTIDMAN AND TREPRENAL (PARISH OF LLANYMYNECH)  [no ref. or date]

Marriage Settlement  1488/2  28 January 1694/5

Contents:
1. Richard Edwards of Lloyntidmon gentleman
2. Barkley Williams of Old Marton gentleman and Howell Tannatt of Triwillan co Mont. gentleman
3. Richard Hughes of Abertanat gentleman and Elizabeth Hughes, youngest daughter of Richard
Consideration: a marriage to be had between Richard Edwards and Elizabeth Hughes, and £190 paid or secured to be paid as portion
Release of a messuage in Lloyntidmon (Richard Edwards) and land belonging to the messuage called the Vach Ycha, the Vach Ganol, the Vach Vedw, Kae Green, Kae Bach, the Cae Porva bychan, the Cae porva Mawr, the Cae Talurne, the two closes called the Cae Lloyn y Croes, Cae urch dy Bigley, Cae urth worne and 16 strikes sowing of arable land in the common field in Lloyntidmon called the Gwastadvaes, 14 strike sowing more in another common feild called Maes yr hendre, well known by their mears and bounds; a close of meadow ground in Treprenall called Gwerglodd vach and 4 strikes sowing of land in a common feild there called Maes yr Afon, 1½ strike sowing in a common field there called Maes y Werne and 3 strikes sowing more in another common field there called Maes Treprenall Itha; one close of meadow ground (6a) called Gwerglod Muckleston in Cricketh, and all his property in the townships of Lloyntidmon, Treprennall and Cricketh; to use of Richard Edwards his heirs and assigns until the marriage, after, in case Elizabeth survive her husband, to pay an annual rent of £16 in lieu of dower, with power to distrain, the inheritance and freehold to use of Richard Edwards and assigns for his life, remainder to the trustees during his lifetime to preserve contingent remainders, remainder after his death to use of sons and their heirs in succession, daughters and their heirs in succession, in default the right heirs of Richard Edwards. If there are younger children who have not received portions during their father's lifetime, he may by deed or will charge the property with sums not exceeding £100 for one younger child or £160 for more, to be paid as he shall appoint, and after his death the trustees shall stand seized to the use of the younger children until the sum is paid. Should Elizabeth die within 3 years after the marriage leaving no issue, then Richard Edwards shall within 6 months pay Richard Hughes £95 in one entire payment - if he fail to do so, the trustees shall stand seized after the expiration of the 6 months, to use of Hughes until he has received this sum from rents
Covenant as to title and non encumbrance and further assurance
Counterpart, signed by Barkley Williams, Howell Tannatt

[no title]  1488/3  7 October 1703

Contents:
1. John Bridgeman of Blodwell esq
2. Richard Edwards of Lloydtidmon yeoman
Articles of agreement for use of a passable cart and footway and path to carry hay from a parcel of meadow ground of Richard Edward's in Treprenoll called the Little meadow and to manure the same, along, through and over an inclosure of meadow ground of John Bridgeman's in Treprenoll and Lloyntidmon called the Argue or Slang peece unto the east side of John Bridgeman's millne there and through the said millne fold unto the highway. Edwards quitclaims all title to other paths in and out of the meadow. Bridgeman has the right for 7 days in the year after the hay crop is taken, between Michaelmas and Ladyday, to maintain and repair an argue, dam, or fence upon the parcel called the Little meadow in Treprenoll with the soil thereof from the land of John Nightingale along the River Tyllbris unto John Bridgeman's land called the Argue or slang, to keep in and defend the water and flood of the said River Tyllbris from overflowing upon or pounding over the said parcel called the Little meadow
Signature of J. Bridgeman
Witnesses:- Edward Mathewes, Peter Edwards, James Price

Feoffment  1488/4  1 February 1714/5

Contents:
1. Thomas Jeffryes of Oswestry yeoman
2. James Clarke of Treprennol gentleman
Consideration £5
Feoffment in 2 furlongs in the common field of Lloyntidman called Gwastadvaes (3 strike or bushells sowing) (Thomas Jeffreys). Covenant for further assurance
Signature of Thomas Jeffreys
Witnesses:- R. Maurice, R. Bowdler

Release  1488/5  3 February 1715/6

Contents:
1. Samuel Rogers of Osbaston merchant
2. Richard Edwards of Lloyntidmon gentleman
Consideration: £187.10.0
Release of a messuage in Maesbrooke in a hamlet called the Dwyfrood (John Payne), an inclosure adjoining called Place dio Powell in breadth between the highway leading to Pont David ap Atha and the late land of Roger Gethyn gentleman, and in length between the highway and a common called the Grasspoole; closes pasture and meadow lying together called Maes y Rhyd and Cay Rhyd (9a) extending from a foard there called a Rhyd Lydan at one end to lands called the Dwyfrood field and lying between the highway from Maesbrooke to Dwyfrood and the River Tyllbris
Covenant as to title and quiet possession. Covenant that Samuel Rogers, Susanna his wife and their heirs shall make further assurance
Signature of Samuel Rogers
Witnesses:- Thomas Crumpe, Christiana Crumpe, William Walter, Arthur Hanmer

Bond in £280 that Richard Thomas and Katherine his wife their heirs executors and administrators shall perform covenants in indentures of even date  1488/6  [n.d.]

Contents:
1. Richard Thomas of Oswestry grocer
2. Thomas Brown of Sweeney gentleman
Signature of Richard Thomas
Witnesses:- Susanna Lathrop, Thomas Chetwood, Robert Lathrop

Articles on a marriage to be had between Edward Edwards and Martha 2nd daughter of John Jeffreys  1488/7  23 November 1718

Contents:
1. Edward Edwards of Lloyntidmon gentleman
2. John Jeffreys of Woolston gentleman
Before 10 September next Edwards will take Martha to wife if she consent. Marriage portion £400. Two months after the marriage they will levy a fine or by a sufficient settlement convey to persons indifferently nominated on behalf of both parties a messuage in Lloyntidmon (Edward Edwards) with lands called the Vach Ycha, the Vach Ganol, the Vach Vedw, Kae Green, Kae Vach, the Kae porva Bychan, the Kae porva Mawr, Kae Tallurne, 2 closes called the Kae Lloyn y Groes, Kae urthdy Bagley, Kae urth Werne, and 16 strikes sowing of arable land in a common field in Lloyntidmon called the Gwastadvas and 14 strikes sowing in another common field called Maes yr Hendre, well known by their mears and bounds; a close of meadow in Treprenall called Gwerglodd vach, 3 strikes sowing in a common field called Maes yr Afon, one strike sowing and a half in another common field called Maes y Werne, 3 strikes sowing in another common field called Maes Treprenall Itha, one close (6a) called Gwerglodd Muckleston in Cricketh, all heretofore the inheritance of Richard Edwards deceased, father of Edward Edwards;
an inclosure called Place Dio Powell between the highway to Pont David ap Atha and the late lands of Roger Gothin gentleman and between the highway and a common of waste called the Grass Poole;
2 closes pasture and meadow called Maes y Rhyd and Kae Rhid (9a) extending from a ford called Rhyd Lydan to the Dwyfrood field, the common way from Maesbrooke to Dwyfrood and the River Tylbris;
as purchased by Richard Edwards from Samuel Rogers late of Osbaston gentleman;
those furrowlongs and parcels in Lloyntidmon known by the name of Gwastadvas (3 strikes or bushels sowing) late in possession of James Clarke, heretofore the inheritance of James Clarke and by him sold to Richard Edwards;
2 sellions arable (1a) in Lloyntidmon in a common field called the Gwastadvas, between lands late of Evan Davies and land of Thomas Hunt and others, in length between lands late of Roger Pugh deceased and lands late of Thomas Edwards; 1 butt (1 hoop seedness of Oswestrey old measure) in a field called Maes Rhung y ddybwll in the township of Lloyntidmon between lands late of Roger Pugh and lands of John Roberts, in length between lands of Evan Davies to a river called Vurnway, as lately purchased by Richard Edwards of John Lewis late of Buckley farm
The only incumbrance is an annuity of £16 charged on the property in Lloyntidmon, Treprenall and Cricketh by an indenture dated 28 January 1694/5 (S.R.O.1488/2)
Uses:- the messuage and land belonging to it as described, as far as the 14 strikes in Maes yr Hendre, to use of Edward Edwards and Martha his wife for their lives and the life of the survivor, as her jointure
Remainder to use of Edward Edwards for life, his first son by Martha and other sons in succession and heirs of their bodies in default of issue to use of his daughters by Martha in succession and heirs of their bodies, or the right heirs of Edward Edwards
To prevent any disputes over the £16 annuity payable to Elizabeth for life and over Martha's jointure, there is to be a proviso in the settlement to allow Martha to levy out of the rents of the property not limited for her jointure a sum of £16 for paying Elizabeth's annuity, any surplus of the rent of the premises not in jointure to be employed towards the maintenance of Edward Edward's children by Martha. Edward Edwards is to have power to charge the property (except the jointures of Elizabeth and Martha) with portions for younger children - if but one son and one daughter or two sons and two daughters, £200; if one son and two or more daughters or younger sons, or three or more daughters and no son, then £300. If Edward Edwards die without making any will or appointment, then the trustees shall raise these sums and pay them to the younger children at the age of 21. If the eldest son marry in his father's lifetime without his consent, and good liking, then Edward Edwards may by his will charge the property not in jointure with a further £200 to be disposed of among the younger children. If any daughter or younger child marry without consent, that child's share may be disposed among the other children
John Jeffreys covenants to pay the £400 (£200 on the day of the marriage and £200 within 3 years). If Martha die within 3 years of the marriage leaving no issue living, the last £200 shall not be paid and bonds for payment shall be void. In the settlement there shall be a power for Martha, if she have no issue by Edward Edwards living, to charge by will the property intended to be settled with £100 for such person or persons as she shall appoint, the will not to take effect during the lifetime of Elizabeth
Signature of John Jeffreys
Witnesses:- John Edwards, Thomas Thornes, Thomas Jackson, Milward Rogers

Bond in £800 for performance of covenants in certain Articles of Agreement of co-equal date touching an intended marriage  1488/8  23 November 1727

Contents:
1. John Jeffreys senior of Woolston gentleman and John Jeffreys junior his son and heir
2. Edward Edwards of Llyntidmon gentleman
Signatures of John Jeffreys, John Jeffreys junior
Witnesses:- Thomas Thornes, Thomas Jackson, Milward Rogers

Consideration: articles of agreement and the marriage now had. £200 paid and a further £200 to be paid within 3 years; Release of a messuage in Lloyntidmon and land (as in the articles) to uses as stipulated  1488/9  5 March 1727/8

Contents:
1. Edward Edwards of Lloyntidmon gentleman and Martha his wife
2. John Jeffreys the younger of Woolston gentleman, Thomas Lloyd of Varchoul co Mont gentleman
3. John Jeffreys the elder of Woolston gentleman
Signatures of Edward Edwards, Martha Edwards, John Jeffreys junior, John Jeffreys
Witnesses:- Thomas Thornes, John Edwards, Milward Rogers

LEASE  1488/10  13 November 1729

Contents:
1. Catherine Thomas of Oswestry widow and Edward Owen of Woodhouse esq
2. Edward Edwards of Llwyntidmon gentleman
Lease of possession of a capital messuage (heretofore John Vaughan late of Llwynygross gentleman) called LlwynyGross in Llwyntidmon in the parish of Llanymynech, with appurtenances except a small tenement therwith used of the yearly value of £6 heretofore purchased by John Vaughan of Elizabeth Griffiths widow; another messuage (heretofore Samuel Mytton) in the parish of Llanymonech and appurtenances.
Signatures of Catherine Thomas, Edward Owen
Witnesses:- Hugh Venables, Edward Owen, Edward Lloyd

Bond in £400 for performance of covenants in indentures of equal date between 1. Catherine Thomas 2. Edward Owen esq 3. Edward Edwards  1488/11  14 November 1729

Contents:
1. Catherine Thomas of Oswestry widow
2. Edward Edwards of Llwyntidmon gentleman
Signature of Catherine Thomas
Witnesses:- Hugh Venables, Edward Owen, Edward Lloyd

Bond in £300 for performance of covenants in indentures of equal date 1. Catherine Thomas 2. Sarah Brown and Thomas Brown  1488/12  21 January 1729/30

Contents:
1. Catherine Thomas of Oswestry widow
2. Edward Edwards of Lloyntidmon in the parish of Llanymynech gentleman
Signature of Catherine Thomas
Witnesses:- Hugh Thomas, William Sky, Edward Lloyd

Bond in £400 for performance of covenants in indentures of equal date; 1. Catherine Thomas; 2. Thomas Talbott; 3. Edward Edwards  1488/13  4 May 1730

Contents:
1. Catherine Thomas of Oswestry widow
2. Edward Edwards of LlwyntidMon gentleman
Signature of Catherine Thomas
Witnesses:- none

Articles of agreement that Henry Jones and Martha Edwards shall marry on or before 1 March next Consideration: the marriage and her real and personal estate which will vest in him.  1488/14  18 February 1735/6

Contents:
1. Henry Jones of Llanvorda gentleman
2. Martha Edwards of Llwyntidmon in the parish of Llanymynech
3. John Jeffryes of Woolston in the parish of WestFelton and Richard Davies of Kynynion in the parish of Oswestry gentleman
Covenant that immediately after the marriage he will pay £400 into the hands of Jeffryes and Davies on trust to purchase property and settle it on trustees to use of Jones for life, after to use of the trustees to preserve contingent remainders, after to use of Martha and her assigns for her life as jointure and after the death of the survivor to use of sons in tail male or in default to use of all daughters as tenants in common and the heirs of their bodies, in default the right heirs of Henry Jones
Signature of Henry Jones, Martha Edwardes
Witnesses:- Thomas Dawes, Richard Tudor

Marriage settlement  1488/15-16  1 and 2 May 1753

Contents:
1. Henry Wynne of Dolearddin co Mont esq and Anne Wynne of Pool widow his mother
2. Henry Jones of Oswestry gentleman and Martha his wife, Elizabeth Edwards of Oswestry spinster, daughter of Martha by Edward Edwards her former husband late of Lloyntidmon gentleman
3. William Mostyn of Bryngwyn co Mont esq and Samuel Thornes of St Asaph gentleman
4. John Hollis of the parish of St Andrews Holborn co Midd. gentleman
5. William Coupland of Pool apothecary
6. Thomas Thornes of Argoes gentleman
7. Richard Tudor of Pool gentleman
Consideration: marriage agreed between Henry Wynne and Elizabeth Edwards, and £700 to be received on execution of these presents, a further £700 agreed to be advanced on her lands and paid to Wynne after the marriage - total £1400 marriage portion
Lease and release of the capital messuage called Dolearddyn (Henry Wynne and William Hopkins) and land; messuages and land called Tythyn y Skyborie and Coed Gostedlyd; closes belonging to the last mentioned messuages; all in the townships of Hidan and Ddole in the parish of Castle Caerinion co Mont (formerly Gabriel Wynne esq deceased, now or late Henry Griffiths); a messuage and land called Yyddyn als Tythyn y Nant als Brincymiser als Tybrith, and closes (late the Rev. William Wynne clerk, now Thomas Richards) in the township of Bryncymisir in the parish of Berriew co Mont; messuages and land called Y Birwydd, Tyddin y Llan, Ty yn Llan yr Henrhyd and Tyddyn Byrwidd; 2 tofts or meese places called Doleversi als Dolefferkin and Pen y Llwyn; closes belonging to the last messuages and tofts (late Richard Higgins, Thomas James, David Lloyd, Hugh Thomas, Watkin Thomas and Robert Parry, now Humphrey Owen, Thomas Swinley, David Davies, John Richards, Richard Higgins and Henry Parry) in the townships of Castle Cwmgorror and Gelley Gasson in the parishes of Castle als Castle Caerinion and Llanvair co Mont; closes (heretofore David Roberts, since Rees David, now Thomas Swinley) in the township of Castle; closes (late John Jones, Richard Thomas, Edward Humphreys, since William Gittins and Anne Tudor, now Thomas Tudor and John Hughes) in the townships of Cwmgorror and Hidan; messuage called Robert David's tenement now commonly called Ty yn y Coed, and closes (heretofore Robert David, now Thomas Edwards) in the township of Hidan; messuage and smithy in the township of Castle (late David Lloyd, now Robert David); moiety of a water corn grist mill called Melyn y Rhyn (late Richard Mason, now John Evans) in the township of Hidan; and all other property of Henry and Anne Wynne in the parishes of Berriew, Llanvair and Castle Caerinion co Mont, except a tenement in the parish of Castle Caerinion (now or late Griffiths Charles) of the yearly value of £17.5.0; on trust
as to property in occupations of Richard Higgins, Thomas James, David Lloyd, Hugh Thomas, Watkin Thomas, Robert Perry, Rees David, Richard Thomas, John Jones, Edward Humphreys, Robert David, David Lloyd, Richard Thomas, Lewis Thomas, and Richard Mason, to use of Anne Wynne for life; after these and all the rest of the property, to use of Thomas Thornes his executors administrators and assigns for a term of 300 years on trust; after to use of Henry Wynne and assigns for his life, Mostyn and Samuel Thornes on trust to preserve contingent uses, after Wynne's death in case Elizabeth survive him, to use that she may take during the life of Anne Wynne an annuity of £100 for life, as jointure in lieu of dower with power to enter after 30 days and distrain or if no distress is to be found after 40 days to occupy the premises and takes the profits until the amount due has been raised; after Wynne's death subject to the annuity for the life of Anne Wynne, and to the term of 300 years, to use of Coupland for a term of 500 years on trust, after to use of sons in succession begotten by Henry on the body of Elizabeth and heirs of their bodies in default of sons, daughters in succession and heirs of their bodies, in default to use of Henry Wynne his heirs and assigns.
The term of 300 years is in case Elizabeth die within 3 years of the marriage without issue - Thornes is then to raise £700 and pay it to such persons as she shall be deed or will appoint. If she life more than 3 years or die leaving issue living or make no appointment, then the £700 shall not be raised and the term cease
The term of 500 years in limited on trust in case Wynne shall have contracted debts or have more than one child by Elizabeth to raise £500 and pay to such persons as Wynne by deed or will shall direct either for payment of his debts or for portions for younger children as shall seem proper to him at the time and also a further £1000 for, portions to be paid in such shares as he shall direct
If Wynne leave no direction for applying the £500, then it shall not be raised
Covenant with Mostyn and Thornes as to encumbrances (except the estate for life of Anne Wynne) and title
Consideration: as before, and to dock all estates tail on property which is the inheritance of Elizabeth Edwards and to settle it
Lease and release of a messuage in Lloyntidmon (heretofore Edward Edwards late father of Elizabeth Edwards), closes called the Vachycha, the Vachgannoll, the Vachvedw, Cae Creen, Cae bach, the Cae porva bychan, the Cae porva mawr, Cae Tallyrne, 2 closes called Cae Lloyn y Groes, Cae wrth dy Bagley, Cae wrth werne and 16 strikes sowing arable in Lloyntidmon called Gwastadvaes, 14 strikes sowing more in another common field called Maes yr hendre, close meadow in Treprenall called Gwerglodd vach and 4 strikes sowing of land in a common field called Maes yr afon, 1½ strikes sowing in another common field called Maes yr wern, 3 strikes sowing more in another common field called Maes Treprenall Itha, close meadow (6a) called Gwerglod Muckleston in Cricketh; messuage in Maesbrook Ucha in a hamlet called Dwyfrood (heretofore John Payne yeoman, now Thomas Davies) and all appurtenances; inclosure adjoining called Place dio powell between the highway leading to Pont David ap atha and the late land of Roger Gethyn gentleman, in length between the said highway and a common called the Grass Poole; 2 closes together called Maes Rhyd and Cae Rhyd (9a) extending from the ford called Rhyd Lydan at one end to land called the Dwyfrood field, in breadth between a common highway leading from Maesbrook to Dwyfrood and the River Tillbris; furrowlongs and parcels in Lloyntidmon called Gwastadvaes (3 strikes or bushels sowing) (heretofore James Clerk, now Thomas Davies); 2 sellions arable (1a) in Lloyntidmon in a common field there called the Gwastadvaes between land of Evan Davies and land of Thomas Hunt and others, in length from land of Roger Pugh deceased to lands late Thomas Edwards; 1 butt (1 hoop seedness of Oswestry old measure) in a field called Maes Rhyngddybwll in the township of Lloyntidmon between lands of Roger Pugh and lands of John Roberts, in length from land of Evan Davies to as river called Vyrnway; and all lands of Henry Jones, Martha his wife and Elizabeth Edwards in the parishes of Llanymynech Kinnerley and Oswestry to use of Hollis, to make him tenant for a common recovery to be suffered before the end of Easter term next, Mostyn and Thornes plts or demandants, Hollis tenant, Jones and his wife and Elizabeth Edwards vouchees
The recovery is to enure to use of Richard Tudor from the date of the marriage for a term of 1000 years to use of Jones and his wife and the survivor, after the use of Wynne for life, after to use of Mostyn and Thornes in trust to preserve contingent uses, after to use of sons of Wynne by Elizabeth in succession and heirs of their bodies, in default daughters in succession and their heirs, in default to use of Elizabeth Edwards her heirs and assigns
The term of 1000 years is to raise £700 to be paid to Wynne as the remainder of the marriage portion.
Jones in consideration of his life interest and his affection to Elizabeth releases 2 messuages or burgages, stables, maltkiln and garden in Willow Street in Oswestry (Henry Jones, William Ford gentleman and Owen Owens taylor) with a seat in the parish church of Oswestry on trust to use of Henry Jones and Martha his wife and the survivor for their lives, after to use of Henry Wynne and Elizabeth Edwards for their lives and the survivor's, Mostyn and Thornes in trust to preserve contingent uses, after to use of sons and heirs of their bodies or daughters in succession and heirs of their bodies, remainder to use of Henry Jones his heirs and assigns.
Covenant by Jones and his wife as to encumbrances and title and further assurance
Wynne covenants that upon payment by Jones and his wife of interest on the £700 at 4%, he will indemnify them from payment of any greater interest during their lives and the survivor's
Signatures of Henry Wynne, Anne Wynne, Henry Jones, Martha Jones, Elizabeth Edwards
Endorsed Mr Wynne's Settlement 2

William Mostyn esq and Samuel Thornes gentleman, demandants John Hollis gentleman tenant; Henry Jones gentleman and Martha his wife, Elizabeth Edwards spinster, vouchees; Exemplification of common recovery on 2 messuages, 2 gardens, 80 acres land, 60 acres meadow, 80 acres pasture, 10 acres wood, 100 acres furse and heath and common of pasture in Lloyntidmon, Maesbrook ucha, Treprenall and Cricketh and in the parishes of Llanymynech, Kinnerley and Oswestry; Numbered 3  1488/17  11 July 27 George II (1753)

Mortgage of the property on which the recovery was suffered according to the trustes of the settlement.  1488/18  13 October 1773


Related information: (See 1488/15 and 16)
Consideration: £700
Signatures of Richard Tudor, Henry Wynne
Witnesses:- John Meredith, Evan Vaughan
Wynne's receipt for the £700 endorsed
Numbered 4

Contents:
1. Richard Tudor of Garth co Mont. gentleman, son and sole executor of the will of Richard Tudor heretofore of Pool but last of Garth gentleman deceased
2. William Smith of Woolstanmine co Mont gentleman
3. Henry Wynne late of Dolearddin now of Pool esq
Recital of indentures of 1 and 2 May 1753

Bond in £1400 for performance of covenants in indentures of even date.  1488/19  13 October 1773


Related information: See 1488/18

Contents:
1. Henry Wynne late of Dolearddin now of Pool esq
2. William Smith of Woolstanmine co Mont gentleman
Signature of Henry Wynne
Witness; Evn: Vaughan
Numbered 5

[no title]  1488/20  10 March 1780


Related information: See 1488/15-16; See 1488/18

Contents:
1. Thomas Davies of Worthen co Mont yeoman, administrator of the goods of William Smith late of Woolstanmine gentleman decd
2. Henry Wynne late of Dolearddin, now of Pool, esq
3. Richard Humphreys of Newtown skinner
Recital of settlement 1 and 2 May 1753
Recital of mortgage 13 October 1773
Smith died intestate.
Consideration: £700
Assignment of mortgage
Mark of Thomas Davies, signature of Henry Wynne
Witnesses:- Richard Brown, Evan Vaughan

Bond in £1400 for payment and performance of covenants  1488/21  10 March 1780

Contents:
1. Henry Wynne late of Dolearddin, now of Pool, esq
2. Richard Humphreys of Newtown skinner
Signature of Henry Wynne
Witnesses:- Richard Brown, Evan Vaughan

Lease & Release  1488/22-23  24 and 25 November 1780

Contents:
1. Henry Wynne of Pool esq, Gabriel Wynne of Pool Doctor of Physick eldest son and heir
2. Richard Edmunds of Chancery Lane, City of London, gentleman
3. Richard Tudor of Garth co Mont gentleman
Consideration: docking entail and 5s
Lease and release of a messuage called Lloyntidmon and lands in the parishes of Oswestry, Llanymynech and Kynnerley (Richard Sides), a messuage in Maesbrook in a hamlet called the Droffryd (Richard Sides), 2 messuages or burgages with maltkiln, stable, garden and appurtances in Willow Street, Oswestry (William Rydge) with a seatnin the parish church and other property of Henry and Gabriel Wynne in the parishes of Oswestry, Llanymynech and Kynnerley, to create a tenant for a common recovery to be suffered in the Michaelmas Term to enure to such uses as Wynne and his son shall appoint, in default to use of Henry Wynne and assigns for his life, after to use of Gabriel Wynne his heirs and assigns for ever
Signatures of Henry Wynne and Gabriel Wynne
Witnesses:- W.J.Coupland, Owen Ratcliff

Exemplification of common recovery on 4 messuages, 1 malthouse 6 gardens, 40 acres land, 40 acres meadow, 40 acres pasture, 10 acres wood, 40 acres furze and heath and common of pasture in the parishes of Oswestry, Llanymynech and Kynnerley  1488/24  28 November 21 George III (1780)

Contents:
Richard Tudor gentleman demandant
Richard Edmunds gentleman tenant
Henry Wynne esq and Gabriel Wynne Doctor of Physic vouchees

The Rev. William Thornes of Alberbury, certificate of contract for redemption of land tax on property at Llwyntidmon in the parish of Llanymynech (John Davies), a tenement in the township, of Treprenal (John Davies), a tenement in the township of Crickheath in the parish of Oswestry (John Davies), a tenement in the township of Maesbrook Ucha in the parish of Kinnerley (John Davies), a tenement in the township of Edgerley in the parish of Kinnerley (Edward Jones) - in all 92 acres  1488/25  19 July 1799 (12 April 1799)

Certificates of registration of contract for Llwyntidmon, Treprenal, Crickheath, and Maesbrookucha  1488/26-29  [n.d.]

Lease & Release  1488/30-31  3 & 4 August 1815

Contents:
1. The Rev. William Thornes of Alberbury clerk
2. John Broughton of Llanymynech grocer
Consideration - exchange and 10s
Release of a parcel of a field of Thornes' (2.1.10) called the Long Leasow in the township of Llywntidmon in the parish of Llanymynech bounded N. by the highway from the village of Llanymynech to Shrewsbury, Sw and S, by a private road from the highway to lands of John Broughton and by his land, E. by a fence lately made to divide this parcel from the remainder of the field; a parcel (1.1.30) called the Furlong in the township of Trepenal in the said parish, bounded E. by the road from Crickheath to Llwyntidmon and on other sides by lands of John Broughton - all in occupation of Edward Poole - as marked A on plan
in exchange for:-
a field piece or parcel land called Gwasted Faes (3.3.0) in the township of Llwyntidmon and parish of Llanymynech, bounded on the E. end and N. side by land of William Thornes, on the S. side by land of Lord Bradford, on the W. end by lands of John Broughton (now John Davies), as marked B on plan
Signature of John Broughton
Witnesses:- John Thomas, attorney at law, Llanfyllin, H.P. Bibby his clerk
Lease and release fastened together

Account and covering letter from John Thomas, Llanfyllin, for drawing the deed of exchange between Thornes and Broughton, receipted 24 October 1815  1488/32  September 1815

MARTON AND POOL  [no ref. or date]

Demise of several rents and premises:- a messuage with folds, garden and orchard in Poole (Thomas Morris), 2 folds (one Reignald Rogers, the other Meredith David) in Poole, 15s issuing yearly out of the house, barn and gardens late of Peirs Rogers gentleman and Oliver Morris, 5s out of the house late of Richard Owley, now Richard Jones, 4s 4d out of the house of Rose Morgan, one fould and garden (late Roger Williams now Robert Lyner), one barne (late Margarett Evans widow, now Humffrey Jones), all in the town of Poole, in possession of Humffrey Jones, for term of 21 years.  1488/33  1 April 1664

Contents:
1. Humffrey Jones of Tirymynich co Mont. tanner
2. Meredith David of Disserth gentleman
Covenant for quiet enjoyment
Signature of Humffrey Jones
Witnesses:- John Owens, Richard Evans (mark), Edward Vaughan, John Vaughan
Docketed "A draught of the deed of purchase of the house & fouldes in Poole"

[no title]  1488/34  1 July 20 Charles II (1668)

Contents:
1. Thomas Bray of Marton yeoman
2. Richard Reynolds of Little Lyth yeoman, William Edwards of Rorington yeoman and William Blackway of Berrington yeoman
Consideration:- settling a messuage and property
Copy covenant to levy before 1 December next a fine on a messuage and tenement in Marton (Thomas Bray) and lands called Heighway, Close a vellin, the lower feild, the moore meadow, Gidsley meadowe, close a Gwelly, the three furlongs, the over oxe leasow, the lower oxe leasow, the over heighway, close a Burcha, the new meadow, all in Marton, as one messuage, 80 acres land, 40 acres meadow, 80 acres pasture, 30 acres wood, 5 acres moor and common of pasture in Marton and Heighway to use of Thomas Bray for life, after - the parcels called the Heighway, Close a vellin, the lower feild, the moore feild, Gidsley meadowe, Close a Guelly, the three furlongs, the over oxe leasow, the lower oxe leasow, the over Heighway, Close a Burcha and the new meadow to use of Elizabeth Bray now his wife for life as jointure, after to use of sons in tail male, and for want of issue to use of Elizabeth Bray the younger, Ursula Bray, Hester Bray and Mary Bray, daughters of Thomas by Elizabeth his wife and any other daughters, or the right heirs of Thomas Bray

Articles of agreement for a marriage between Hugh Davies and Esther 2nd daughter and coheiress of Thomas Bray  1488/35  16 November 1688

Contents:
1. Thomas Bray of Marton gentleman
2. Meredith Davies of Dysserth co Mont gentleman and Hugh Davies of Dysserth only son of Meredith
Bray will pay £100 on 25 March next and with Elizabeth his wife within on month of the conveyance by Meredith and Hugh will assure to Owen Jones of Brithdire 1/3rd part of a messuage and property at Marton to use of Bray for life subject to payment of £15 to Hugh and Esther and the survivor during Thomas Bray's life, with distress for non payment, after as to such part of the 1/3rd as is not within the jointure of Elizabeth his wife and as to the jointure lands after her death, to use of Hugh Davies and Ester during their lives and the life of the survivor, remainder to use of sons in succession and heirs of their bodies, remainder to daughters in succession and heirs of their bodies, remainder to heirs of the body of Esther, remainder to Thomas Bray a right heirs. If Ester die without issue living before her father and mother then the annuity to Hugh shall cease; if Ester die leaving issue and Hugh remarry, then he shall have no benefit from the lands after his issue by Esther attain the age of 21 but the issue shall have possession; if Ester survive her father and mother and die leaving issue living, then Hugh shall enjoy her share of the lands for his life Meredith and Hugh Davies covenant that they with Jonett wife of Meredith will upon payment of the said £100 assure to George Lloyd of Stockton gentleman a messuage (Meredith Davies) another messuage (Evan Davies lately), another messuage (Griffith Jones), another messuage (lately Richard Jeffreys deceased) now Peter Pryce), the tenement of lands now in possession of Gabriell Lloyd gentleman, another messuage (now Richard Hill), another messuage (Mathew Jones), another messuage converted into 2 dwellings (David Lewis and Rees Roberts), another messuage (Thomas Rees), another messuage (Thomas Evans and Thomas Davies), another messuage (John Howells), and lands (Gwenne Jones widow - Thomas Jones deleted), chief rent payable out of the late house of Richard Jones in Poole, chief rent payable out of the late house of Rhose Morgan deceased in Poole, all in Poole and the townships of Differth, Trallungollen, Gaire, Bredauvedan and Tyddin Preedd co Mont., to these uses:-
as to the 4 messuages (now or late Evan Davies, Griffith Jones, Gabriell Lloyd and Gwenne Jones widow) to use of Meredith for life, after if Jonett survive, to pay her an annuity of £15 clear
as to messuages (Peter Pryce, Richard Hill, Mathew Jones, David Lewis, Rees Roberts, Thomas Evans, Thomas Davies), to use of Hugh, his heirs and assigns
as to the rest, in case Ester survive her husband, to pay her an annuity of £20 with power of distress
The whole estate (except the premises limited to use of Hugh) to use of Hugh and assigns for life, after to use of George Lloyd and heirs during Hugh's life to preserve [...] remainders, after to use of the first son and heirs of his body, remainder to other sons and daughters of Hugh and his intended wife in the same order as the first mentioned premises are conveyed, remainder to Hugh's right heirs. Thomas Bray is to bear the cost of settling his estate, and Meredith the cost of settling his.
Hugh and his wife shall from the date of the marriage until 1 May next have house room, meat, drink, lodging, washing, wringing and other necessaries befitting their degree at the charge of Thomas Bray, and also the keeping of a horse during the said term
Signatures of Meredith David, Hugh Davies
Witnesses:- George Lloyd, John Jeffreys of Forden smith, J. Guis
2 January 1701/2 Memorandum that this marriage article was shewed into John Jeffreys and John Griffiths at their examination before Howell Powell, Edward Morris, Morris Powell John Davies

[no title]  1488/36  1 June 1694/

Contents:
1. Elizabeth Bray of Marton widow of Thomas Bray deceased, Jonathan Edwards of Marton clerk and Mary his wife, John Griffiths of Glanhaveren co Mont gentleman and Elisabeth his wife, Hugh Davies of Dyserth co Mont. gentleman and Hester his wife (Elizabeth, Hester and Mary being now the only children and surviving issue
2. of Thomas and Elizabeth Bray), Thomas Edwards of Shrewsbury esq and John Edwardes of Rorington esq Covenant to levy a fine on the capital messuage in Marton (formerly Thomas Bray, now Elizabeth Bray and Jonathan Edwards) with all appurtenances and lands called the Heighway, Closs a Vellin, the lower feild, the Moore meadow Gidsley meadow, Closs a Gwally, the three furlongs, the over or upper Ox leasow, the lower ox leasow, --- a Burcha, the new meadow, as one messuage, one cottage, 80 acres land --- 80 a. --- 50 acres furze and heath and common of pasture in Marton and Heighway, to enure, as to the capital messuage and land, a moiety to use of Elizabeth Bray for life and after ----, the other moiety to be divided into thirds, 1/3rd part to use of Jonathan Edwards and his wife for their lives and the survivor's, the trustees to preserve contingent uses, after to use of their sons in succession and heirs of their bodies, or daughters and heirs of their bodies, in default the right heirs of Thomas Bray
As to another 1/3rd part, to use of John Griffiths and Elizabeth his wife and the survivor for their lives, after to use of John Griffiths eldest son and heirs of his body, in default to use of Thomas Griffiths 2nd son and heirs of his body, in default to use of Bray Griffiths 3rd son and heirs of his body, in default other sons and heirs of their bodies, and for want of heirs to use of Elizabeth Griffiths and Margaret Griffiths daughters of John and Elizabeth and other daughters and heirs of their bodies, in default to use of the heirs of the body of Elizabeth the mother and for want of heirs, the right heirs of Thomas Bray
As to the last 1/3rd, to use of Hugh Davies and Hester his wife and the survivor for their lives, after to use of John Davies only son of Hugh and Hester and heirs of his body, or other sons in succession and heirs of their bodies, in default to use of Elizabeth the now only daughter, and other daughters and heirs of their bodies, or heirs of the body of Hester, or the right heirs of Thomas Bray
Covenant for further assurance within 10 years, the cost to be shared
Mark of Elizabeth Bray, signatures of Jonathan Edwards, Mary Edwards, John Griffiths, mark of Elizabeth Griffiths, signatures of John Davies and Esther Davies
Witnesses:- Thomas Bowdler, Richard Foulkes, Howell Powell

Accurate measurement of Marton Pool taken on the ice, January 1776 by Thomas Farmer and George Roberts  1488/37  [n.d.]

LEASE  1488/38  12 February 1776

Contents:
1. Robert Lloyd of Oswestry esq, Jenkin Parry of Myvod co Mont. esq, the Rev. Thomas Edwards of Frodesley clerk, Pryce Jones of Glanaveran co Mont esq, John Smith of Dyserth in the parish of Pool co Mont. gentleman, and John Stephens of Pool co Mont surgeon
2. John Roberts of the township of Marton in the parish of Chirbury blacksmith
In pursuance of an agreement, Roberts lately erected at his own cost a dwellinghouse, smiths shop and cowhouse upon a parcel of quillet of land (2 roods), where formerly stood a smiths shop which was burnt down, in the township of Marton in the parish of Chirbury. For this he was to have a lease for 99 years determinable upon lives
Consideration: this agreement and rents
Attested copy lease of the quillet, house, smiths shop and cowhouse for term of 99 years or lives of John Roberts, Joyce his wife, Mary Roberts and Catherine their daughters. Rent 2s 6d p.a. with re-entry after 40 days if no distress.
Covenants for payment of rent, maintenance of the property, Witnesses:- John Dickin of Poole, Robert Parry, Margaret Parry, William Copeland junior, C.G.Humphreys junior

Agreement to let a messuage, outbuildings, gardens and land in the town of Pool and township of Trathlan Gollyn for 5 years from Ladyday last at £21 rent, clear of all taxes except land tax and chief rent  1488/39  9 April 1777

Contents:
1. Mary Davies spinster on behalf of herself and her sisters Susannah and Elizabeth
2. Owen Morris of Pool and John Thomas of Trefnant
Tenant to spend all hay, strew, dung, muck, soil and manure upon the premises in husbandlike manner, not underlet or suffer any waste, and at the end leave all hedges, ditches and fences in good order
Copy.
Marks of the tenants.

[no title]  1488/40-1  25 and 26 July 1785

Contents:
1. Mary Davies of Dysserth co Mont spinster
2. Susanna Davies of the same spinster
3. Elizabeth Davies of the same spinster
4. John Smith of Pool gentleman and Mary his wife
5. Thomas Morris of Pentrenant esq
Mary, Susanna and Elizabeth Davies are the three daughters and only issue of John Davies late of Dysserth gentleman deceased by Mary his wife now wife of John Smith, and by a settlement made previous to the marriage of John Davies with Mary (then Mary Lloyd spinster) they became entitled on the death of their father as tenants in tail in possession with remainder to them in fee as his right heirs to property in Dusserth, Trallwyn Gollen, Stredafedan, Tyddin, Pridd Gaer and Pool and to property lately conveyed in exchange by them to the Rt Hon. the Earl of Powis. The sisters are also seized in fee simple as coparcenors in 1/3rd part of the manor of Marton and property there, and of property in Hadnal, Astley and Smethcott released to them by conveyance in exchange, and of a barn and certain ways and land in Dysserth, Tallwymgollen, Stredalfeden and Tyddyn Pridd released or intended to be Mary Smith by the settlement became intitled for life to an annuity of £48 charged on the property conveyed to the Earl of Powis and other property of which the sisters are seized but to effect the change have exonerated the exchanged part
The sisters have agreed to divide the property and Smith and his wife agree to take 1/3rd of the £48 annuity from each.
Consideration:- 5s
Lease and release of the capital messuage called Dysserth (wherein John Davies dwelt), now the 3 sisters and Edward Farmer), messuage (Edward Farmer), house and garden at the Pentre (Edward Farmer) or Richard Rogers his undertenant), house, garden and orchard (Edward Farmer or Jane Williams widow as undertenant), 3 closes near the Belan Common (Peter Morris), messuage or farm (formerly Richard Williams, now William Syer - reserving out of these closes (15.0.7) lately conveyed in exchange by the sisters to the Earl of Powis - all in the townships of Dysserth, Trallwmgollen, Stredalfedan, and Tyddyn Pridd, in the parish of Pool
8 closes adjoining each other and partly intermixed with Dysserth farm called the Nursery, the Rough, the Peas Stubble, the Broomy Piece, the Well field, the Ferney Patch als Kyffie, the Ferny Piece or leasow, and Dol Hyr (Edward Farmer and James Morris), part of 2 closes land, late part of a farm belonging to the Earl of Powis called Country House Farm, (2.0.5) north of a line now staked out and running in a [...] westerly direction from the west corner of a close of the Earl of Powis called Perthy Suon to the most southerly bend or inclination of the hedge on the S. side of the Broomy Piece (Humphrey Gardner), 3 closes adjoining to and between Glyn vach common, Penbwll common field and the lane leading from Glyn vach common to the Belan Common (James Morris), 4 furlongs in the common field called Penbwll (Edward Farmer and John Powell), barn and close called Pentre Barn and closes and Bryn Mawr (Edward Farmer), 2 parcels land in the common field called Bryn fach (Edward Farmer), 2 parcels in a common field called Bryn fach (Edward Farmer), 2 parcels in a common field called Llettyr Onwith (Edward Farmer) 2 parcels in a common field called Peder Erw (Edward Farmer), 4 closes pasture and woodland called Cockshut als Coed Cae Haith and the Wern, Borfa Cefn, Upper Borfa Cefn, and Erw go Warad als Pompathog (Edward Farmer); undivided moiety of 2 closes called Pen y Glynn (William Syer), 4 closes adjoining each other between two tracts of waste land called Stredalfedan Common and Fiernwy Common (William Syer), 9 closes adjoining each other called the Crofts and the Ash meadow (William Syer), a road, way or passage from the capital messuage called Dysserth to the turnpike road leading from Pool towards Trefnant, with power to repair the same, and liberty to divert a watercourse running through a parcel of land in Trallwmgollen conveyed in exchange by the Earl of Powis from 12 noon every Monday until 4 oclock in the afternoon of the succeeding Tuesday at 3 different places where breadths or openings are or lately were cut and marked for the purpose within the same parcel of land in order to water, flood, and improve the land intended to be released - all the property being in the townships of Dysserth, Trallwmgollen, Stredalfedan and Tyddyn Pridd in the parish of Pool and were reserved out of the lands exchanged with the Earl of Powis:-
a messuage (formerly Evan Jones, now Moses Roberts) called the Cross Keys, a messuage and tenement (formerly John Middleton now John Smith gentleman), a messuage called the Crow (formerly Samuel Bowdler, now David Lewis) all on the south side of the High Street in the town of Pool:-
a messuage called the White Hart on the north side of the said High Street (Owen Morris) with 4 closes land (Owen Morris) in the town of Pool and township of Trallwmgollen; part of one of the said closes on which a wall mill-sheel and other part of a water corn mill has been built and is now standing and for which an annual rent of 6d is paid by Thomas Evans the owner of the mill;-
chief or fee farm rent of 5s from a messuage or burgage in the town of Pool belonging to William Coupland gentleman (formerly Edward Swindley, now Joseph Meredith wheelwright and Richard Thomas shoemaker); another chief rent of 4s 4d from a messuage or burgage belonging to the son and heir of David Lloyd deceased who was son and heir of Edward Lloyd deceased (formerly and now in possession of Henry Owens the elder); a chief rent of 2s 6d from a messuage or burgage belonging to the son and heir of Francis Dorsett esq deceased and 4 closes land in the township of Caer in the parishes of Castle Caerinion and Pool (now Humphrey Parry):-
capital messuage and tenement in the townships of Hadnall and Astley within the liberties of the town of Shrewsbury (formerlt John Shaw, now John Tannatt); a messuage in Hadnall (formerly John Humpston, now Edward Pugh), messuage in Hadnall in or near a place called Hadnall Wood (formerly Samuel Cheshire, now Cheshire and Tannatt); another messuage in Smethcott within the liberties of the town of Shrewsbury (formerly and now William Smith); all which messuages and land in Hadley, Astley and Smethcott were the estate of Maurice Lloyd late of Shrewsbury apothecary deceased, late father of Mary Smith and on his death descended in undivided moieties to Mary and her sister Susannah now wife of Robert Edwards of Marchynlleth co Mont, DD, as heirs at law or as only child of Maurice Lloyd, Mary's moiety being settled to John Davies in fee by Mary by her marriage settlement, and Susanna's moiety for a valuable consideration conveyed by her to John Davies in fee. Both moieties descended on the death of John Davies to his 3 daughters as his only children;- an undivided 1/3rd of the manor of Marton in the Hundred of Chirbury, the capital messuage or farm of Marton (Peter Lloyd), 3 messuages in Marton (William Maund, John Betton and John Roberts)
to these uses:-
1. the property in Hadnall, Astley and Smethcott, to use of Mary Davies her heirs and assigns
2. the property in Dysserth and Trallwmgollen, Stredalfedan and Tyddyn Prydd in the parish of Pool (except in the town, the township of Caer and lands in occupation of Owen Morris) to use of Susanna Davies her heirs and assigns
3. The 1/3rd of the manor of Marton, the property in Marton, the messuage and 4 closes in tenure of Owen Morris, the property in the town of Pool and township of Caer in the parish of Castle Caerinion, to use of Elizabeth Davies
Covenant to levy a fine or fines
John Smith and Mary his wife in consideration of 3 several annuities to be paid by the sisters, release the property from payment of the original annuity
Timber on the estate is to be sold, the expense of felling and damage to be borne equally by the 3, but Susanna may reserve timber she does not wish felled, on paying a third of the value to her sisters
Susanna covenants to pay Mary £334.5.6, the premises allotted to Mary being of less value
Signatures of Mary Davies, Susanna Davies, Elizabeth Davies, John Smith, Mary Smith
Witnesses:- Evan Vaughan. William Coupland junior

Copy of the lease attached  1488/42  [n.d.]

[no title]  1488/43  26 July 1785

Contents:
1. Mary Davies of Dysserth spinster
2. Susanna Davies of the same spinster
3. Elizabeth Davies of the same spinster
4. John Smyth of Pool gentleman and Mary his wife
Mary Smith was entitled to an annuity of £48 for life payable out of property now discharged
Grant of an annuity for life payable out of a capital messuage and property in the townships of Hadnal and Astley within the liberties of Shrewsbury) formerly John Shone, now John Tannatt) Power of distress after 30 days for the £16
Grant of a 2nd annuity of £16 out of the capital messuage at Dysserth and property, with similar powers
Grant of a 3rd annuity of £16 out of the capital messuage and property at Marton, with similar powers
Signatures of Mary Davies, Susanna Davies, Elizabeth Davies, John Smith, Mary Smith
Witnesses:- William Coupland junior, Evan Vaughan attorney

Chirograph of final concord at Montgomery  1488/44  28 July 1785

Contents:
Thomas Morris plt, Mary Davies, Susanna Davies and Elizabeth Davies spinsters John Smith gentleman and Mary his wife deforceants of 10 messuages, 3 tofts, 11 gardens, 5 orchards, 150 acres land, 40 acres meadow, 100 acres pasture, 30 acres wood, 10 acres moor, 20 acres furze and heath, ½ acre land covered with water, common of pasture, 12s 4d annual rents, and a moiety of 3 acres of land in Dysserth, Trallwmgollen, Stredalfedan, Tyddyn Pridd, Gaer and Pool and in the parishes of Pool and Castle Caereinion co Mont - £600

MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT  1488/45-6  3 and 4 August 1785

Contents:
1. William Thornes of Alberbury clerk
2. Elizabeth Davies of Dysserth spinster
3. Evan Vaughan of, Pool gentleman
4. Gabriel Wynne of Trelyddan in the parish of Guilsfield Doctor of Physick
Recital of lease and release 2 and 3 April 1762
(1) John Lloyd of Osbaston clerk
(2) Thomas Thornes of Argoed in the parish of Kinnerley gentleman, (since deceased, father of the said William Thornes party) and Edward Pain of Pentrehilin in the parish of Kinnerley gentleman
Consideration: £300 and £200
Lease and release of a messuage called Garth in the parish of Llanywthllyn co Merioneth (John David); another messuage called Kilgellau in the same parish (Jane Jones als Lloyd widow, David Jones and John Ellis yeoman); messuages called Frithllwys and Cefngwin in the same parish (John Ellis, John Edward, Robert Thomas and John Ellis), with mortgage proviso
Recital of indenturex of 27 February 1765
(i) John Lloyd
(ii) Thomas Thornes
Thornes has paid off the £200 due to Pain
Consideration £500 more
Further charge
£200 has been paid off and £800 remains due on this mortgage Thornes by will made to particular disposition of the principal but appointed William Thornes residuary legatee
Elizabeth Davies is seized of property in Pool and the townships of Trallwmgollen and Caer in the parishes of Pool and Castlecaerinion; and of an undivided 1/3rd of the manor of Marton and property in the township of Marton in the hundred of Chirbury
Consideration: a marriage soon to be had between William Thornes and Elizabeth Davies, £400 (part of the £800) Lease and release of a messuage called the Cross Keys (formerly Evan Jones, now Moses Roberts), another messuage (formerly John Middleton, now John Smith gentleman), another messuage called the Crow (formerly Samuel Bowdler, now David Lewis), all on the S. side of the High Street in the town of Pool; messuage called the White Hart on the N.side of the High Street of the town of Pool (now Owen Morris), 4 closes held by Owen Morris in the town of Pool and township of Trallwmgollen in the parish of Pool; part of one of the closes in the town on which a wall millwheel and other part of a water corn mill has been built and is now standing for which an annual rent of 6d is paid by Thomas Evans the owner of the mill; chief rent of 5s issuing out of a messuage or burgage in the town of Pool belonging to William Coupland gentleman (formerly Edward Swindley, now Joseph Meredith wheelwright and Richard Thomas shoemaker); chief rent of 4s 4d from a messuage or burgage in the town of Pool belonging to the son and heir of David Lloyd deceased who was son and heir of Edward Lloyd deceased (formerly and now Henry Owens the elder); chief rent of 2s 6d from a messuage, burgage or lands belonging to the son and heir of Francis Dorset esq decd; 4 closes in the township of Gaer in the parishes of Castle Caereinion and Pool (Humphrey Parry); and undivided 1/3rd part of the manor of Marton in the Hundred of Chirbury; and of the capital messuage and farm in the township of Marton (Peter Lloyd), 3 messuages in Marton (William Maund, John Betton, John Roberts)
to these uses:-
to use of Elizabeth Davies her heirs and assigns until the marriage
after to use of Evan Vaughan for term of 200 years on trust; after to use of William Thornes and Elizabeth his wife and his and her assigns for their lives and the life of the survivor after to use of Vaughan his executors and administrators for the term of 500 years on trust; after to use of Gabriel Wynne his heirs and assigns during the lives of William and Elizabeth in trust to preserve contingent uses; after to use of sons in succession and heirs of their bodies, in default to use of all daughters as tenants in common, their heirs and assigns. If William and Elizabeth have no issue, then to use of her right heirs
The term of 200 years is to permit Vaughan, on Elizabeth's instructions in writing or by will, to raise up to £400 either for her own use or as she shall think fit to direct. Thornes covenants that she shall be at liberty to make a will which shall be proved by the executors named.
The term of 500 years is in trust in case there are younger children, to raise as portions £700 to be paid at age 21 or in the case of daughters 21 or day or marriage, with interest for maintenance. If Elizabeth make no request for the £400 to be raised and as soon as the portions are paid, the two terms become void
If William and Elizabeth or the survivor wish to sell the property, they may do so provided the money is immediately laid out in purchase of other property of the same or greater value; they may also make exchanges for lands of equal value
Consideration: provision for Elizabeth and 5s
Thornes assigns £400 out of the £800 secured by the recited mortgage on trust to continue the sum at mortgage until desired to call it in or it is paid off, in which case the money is again to be invested with Thornes' approval, Thornes and his assigns to receive the interest for his own use during his life, after if Elizabeth survivie, she is to receive it for her life; afterwards, the principal is to be divided among the younger children
Elizabeth is entitled to £400 secured by bond from John Dickin late of Pool gentleman deceased, dated 4 May 1782
Consideration 10s to Elizabeth
Assignment of the bond to Vaughan on trust to dispose of the £400 as she shall by deed or will direct
Covenant as to title to the property and further assurance to Wynne
Covenant by Thornes that Elizabeth may freely dispose of the two sums of £400
Signatures of William Thornes, Elizabeth Davies, Evan Vaughan
Witnesses:- William Coupland junior, Thomas Lowe junior, Shrewsbury

[no title]  1488/47  8 March 1791

Contents:
1. John Thomas Edwards of Ford esq and the Rev. William Thornes of Auberbury clerk
2. Peter Lloyd of Marton in the parish of Chirbury gentleman
Consideration: rents
Attested copy demise of 2/3rd parts of a capital messuage in Marton (Peter Lloyd) and 4 pieces of land in Marton (John Betton), 2/3rds of a moiety of of a cottage and garden in Marton (Thomas Gittins) and 2/3rds of a moiety of another cottage and garden in Marton (John Roberts) for term of 99 years or life.
Rent £71.8.0. Tenant to pay all taxes except Gaol Tax. All hay etc to be consumed on the premises and all muck to be spread and the land cultivated in husbandlike manner. No timber to be felled or cropped except what is allowed for repair of pales, rails, gates and stiles and for fencebot.
The tenant is to find at his own cost sufficient straw to thatch the said shares of the messuage and buildings. He may not sublet without licence, except the cottages and the parcel of land known as the Halfway Piece.
Re-entry after 21 days if no sufficient distress, or if the tenant sublet without licence. The landlords are to repair the property, thatching straw being provided by the tenant. If Lloyd die at an inconvenient time of year for his executors or administrators to make the best of his stock, then they may continue to hold the premises at the same rent till Ladyday following in order to dispose of it
Witnesses:- Richard Hincks, John Davies (mark)
Copy attested 5 December 1791 by George Stephens, Thomas Jones, clerks to Mr Owen

Draft mortgage  1488/48  [n.d.]


Related information: SEE 1488/50

LEASE & RELEASE  1488/49-50  18 and 19 April 1791

Contents:
1. The Rev. William Thornes of Alberbury clerk, nephew and devises named in the will of the Rev. John Thornes clerk late of Aberhavesp co Mont clerk deceased
2. Richard Humphreys of Newtown skinner
3. Evan Vaughan of Pool gentleman
4. Daniel Williams of Pontesbury clerk
Consideration: £400
Lease and release of 2 messuages called Llwyntidmon and Dyffroed in the parishes of Llanymynech, Kinnerley and Oswestry (John Davies) and other property in those parishes which came to him under the will, with mortgage proviso
Covenant for further assurance
Recital of lease and release of 1 and 2 May 1753 (S.R.O.1488/15-16)
Richard Tudor made a will and appointed his son Richard sole executor
Recital of indenture of 13 October 1773 (S.R.O.1488/18), 10 March 1780 (S.R.O.1488/20), 19 and 20 April 1786
(1) Gabriel Wynne of Trelydan esq and Elizabeth his wife (Gabriel being the eldest son and heir of Henry Wynne and Elizabeth his wife)
(2) Richard Humphreys
(3) Samuel Home
(4) John Thornes
John Thornes had contracted to purchase the property
For his convenience, the £700 was to continue charged upon the property
Consideration: £1125 paid and his undertaking to discharge the £700 due to Humphreys and interest
Conveyance
Recital of will of John Thornes dated 25 September 1786 devising to his nephew William Thornes messuages called Lloyntidnam and Dyffroed with the land in the townships of Lloyntidnam, Treponal, Cricketh and Maesbrook and in the parishes of Llanymynech, Kinnerley and Oswestry as purchased of Gabriel Wynne
William Thornes has lately paid Humphreys the £700 and all interest but no assignment has been made in trust for him.
Consideration: the £700, and 10s
Assignment to Williams his executors administrators and assigns of the property conveyed 19 and 20 April 1786 to use of John Thornes his heirs and assigns, in trust for Evan Vaughan to secure the £400 principal and in trust for William Thornes his heirs and assigns to be disposed of as they shall direct and to attend the reversion
Signatures of William Thornes, Richard Humphreys, Evan Vaughan, Daniel Williams
Witnesses -Henry Foulkes, Christopher Cunningham Luxmoore, Thomas Howells junior of W:Pool, John Williams of Newtown

Survey of an Estate at Marton by J.Meredith, map, book of reference, covering letter to the Rev. W.Thornes with information that his estate is larger than he expected  1488/51-3  1806

PCC; Limited administration of the goods of Evan Vaughan granted to Richard Harries of Woburn Place, Russell Square, esq. Elizabeth Davies died intestate without making any appointment. By her marriage to William Thornes she lef issue John her eldest son and 4 younger children, Mary Thornes spinster, Susan Thornes and Elizabeth Thornes spinster and Thomas Wm Thornes - the last 3 still minors between the ages of 7 and 21. No part of the £700 has yet been paid. Evan Vaughan of Welshpool died intestate 1802 and no letters of administration have yet been issued  1488/54  29 October 1811

Copy of a letter from Edye and Jefferson to J.D.Corrie referring to a transactions between Thornes and Lord Clive.  1488/55  3 March 1837

Contents:
"It will become necessary shortly to complete this title by having the two terms of 200 years and 500 years limited to the late Mr Evan Vaughan assigned to a trustee for the purchaser. You will recollect that Mr Vaughan's widow having refused to administer, an administration limited to the residue of the terms was granted by the Prerogative Court oc Canterbury to Mr Richard Harries, (who is since dead) at an expence of £30 - but we believe that a similar administration taken out for a like purpose now would not in consequence of regulations made since that time cost a third of that sum as the proof made at the time of the former administration would be deemed sufficient at least pro tanta--"

Schedule of deeds and papers relating to Marton and other estates in the Counties of Salop and Montgomery belonging to Thomas William Thornes esq, returned to him by Messrs Salt and Sons in September 1855  1488/56  1855

POOL  [no ref. or date]

Feoffment  1488/56  19 December 1609

Contents:
1. Peires Williams of the Town of Poole mercer, Ales his wife and Roger Williams their son and heir
2. Griffith ap Thomas of Poole butcher and Margarett his wife
Consideration: £21
Feoffment in a messuage and garden in the town of Poole sometime the inheritance of David Edwards and John ap David ap Mathew or either of them (sometime John ap Hughe als Baughe, now Margaret Williams widow). Warranty. Covenant to levy fine to use of Griffith and Margaret and his heirs and assigns. Covenant for quiet possession and further assurance.
Signatures of Peeris Williams, Roger Williams
Witnesses:- Hugh Peeres (mark), Roger Estoppe (mark)
Oliver Lloid Vaughan, Roger Jones, Griffith Olliver, Author ap John Salley (?), Pires ap Robert
Margaret Williams widow the tenant attorned tenant by payment of a piece of silver. Witnesses:- Hugh Peires (mark), Roger Estoppe (mark), Roger Jones, Griffith Olliver

Memorandum by Rose Morgan widow that there is a yearly rent of 4s 4d due and issuing from a messuage and tenement containing the fourth part of a burgage lying in the towne of Poole (herself) in breadth between the house (now Evan Davies) and the house of Hugh Rogers (now David Rogers), in length between the High Street and the river called Lleeding, payable to Humfrey Jones late of Trallwmgollen tanner. Meredith Davies of Dyssarth gentleman is the right owner of the rent as purchaser from Humfrey Jones, and she atturns tenant to Davies by payment of 3d in silver Mark of Rose Morgan; Witnesses:- Edmd Lloyd, David Roberts, John Hatfield  1488/57  2 July 19 Charles II (1667)


Related information: See 1488/33 and 41 for this rent

LEASE  1488/58  19 April 1672

Contents:
1. Edward Vaughan of Rhandire co Mont gentleman
2. Meredith David of Disserth gentleman
Lease of possession for 6 months of a messuage (John Charnocke) in the town of Poole, with a seat or kneeling place in the parish church of Poole belonging to the messuage
Signature of Edward Vaughan
Witnesses:- Evan Pryce, Richard Jones, Richard Williams, William Griffiths (mark), Robert Price

Demise of a new erected messuage in the High Street of the town of Poole in the Beast Market between houses (late Martha Evans widow) and the late house of Richard Charnock glasier from 25 March 1735 for term of 99 years or lives of John Middleton, Mary his wife and Mary daughter of Edward Kyte of Longnor, Salop.  1488/59  24 August 1741

Contents:
1. John Davies of Dysserth gentleman
2. John Middleton of Poole taylor
Rent 19s, tenant to pay taxes and do repairs Re-entry after 30 days. Middleton his executors, administrators and assigns may within one month of the death of John, his wife, or Mary Kite, which shall first happen, nominate another person in that place
Signatures of John Middleton, John Davies
Witnesses:- John Roberts, George Morris

Marriage SETTLEMENT  1488/60  [n.d.]


Related information: See 1488/40-1
See 1488/44
See 1488/43
See 1488/45-6

Contents:
Abstract of the title of the Rev. William (Edward deleted) Thornes and son to a messuage or dwellinghouse and premises at Welch Pool co Mont.

Note: Mr Davies the granting party in the following release was in possession of this property for a great number of years prior to his making his marriage settlement
18 and 19 March 1755
1. John Davies of Dyserth gentleman
2. Mary Lloyd of Shrewsbury spinster, one of the daughters and coheirs of Maurice Lloyd late of Shrewsbury apothecary deceased
3. George Morris of Pentrenant gentleman and Roger Lloyd of Shrewsbury goldsmith
4. Mores Lloyd of Hawkstone clerk and Thomas Morris of Pentrenant gentleman
Consideration: a marriage intended to be had between John Davies and Mary Lloyd, and 10s
Lease and release of a messuage (Evan Jones) in the town of Pool (deleted and in pencil substituted - furlongs of arable and pasture (then Emanuel Jones), a ridge (now Humphry Parry) in the township of Gaer in the parish of Pool) to use of trustees during life of John Davies in trust to preserve contingent remainders and after to provide an annuity of £40 for Mary Lloyd for her life, to 3rd parties for term of 500 years, remainder to use of sons in tail male, remainder to use of daughters as tenantsin common, remainder to right heirs of John Davies
The term of 500 years on trust to raise sums not exceeding £600 for portions of younger children with interest for maintenance
Consideration: the above
Mary Lloyd released to John Davies and his heirs her moiety of property in Hadnall and Astley, to use of Davies his heirs and assigns for ever
25 and 26 July 1785
1. Mary Davies of Dyserth spinster
2. Susanna Davies of the same spinster
3. Elizabeth Davies of the same spinster
4. Thomas Morris
28 July 25 George III
Fine
26 July 1785
3 and 4 August 1785
29 and 30 March 1811
1. The Rev. William Thornes
2. John Thornes gentleman, eldest son of William by Elizabeth late his wife, before marriage Elizabeth Davies
3. Thomas Farmer Dukes gentleman
4. Devereux Jones Nicholls gentleman
Elizabeth Thornes died September 1796 without making any appointment under the powers given in her settlement John Thornes attained the age of 21 8 November last
Consideration; docking entails
Lease and release of the property comprised in the settlement which are in co Mont., to create tenant for a common recovery to uses to be appointed by William and John Thornes by deed, in default to use of William Thornes for life, remainder to use of John Thornes his heirs and assigns
Montgomeryshire Great Sessions 3 April 1811
Recovery suffered on 6 messuages, 6 gardens, 15 acres land, 10 acres meadow, 10 acres pasture, 5 acres furze and heath, ½ acre land covered with water, common of pasture, 12/4 rents. in the parishes of Pool and Castle Caereinion


Case  1488/61  [n.d.]

Contents:
In the principal street of Pool there are 3 vacant spaces where houses are not built to range with the street and in the case of two of these houses there are spaces of 40-50 yards which are fenced from the street with open rails and posts. At the eastern end of each of these spaces is a house of the Rev. Mr Thornes, at the back of each of these spaces are gardens belonging to him from which the spaces are fenced off by stone walls. The western ends of these spaces abut upon houses the property of other persons who have a right to a road for themselves only across such western ends to their own back yards, from which these spaces are fenced by gates; but occupiers of these 2 tenements of Mr Thorne's have always received compensation for all cattle penned within these spaces for sale at faris
Mr Thornes has contracted with Mr Jones for sale of the house at the southern side the street with the garden and appurtenances and it was understood by them that the space of land adjoining the end of it and used as stated was to pass as appurtenant to it, and it was contracted for with the express intention of building houses upon it to range with the street. But the devisees of the late Earl of Powis now the lords of this manor of Pool Town say this space is part of the waste of that manor and not the private and exclusive property of Mr Thornes.
Mr Thomas insists that the land has always been set with the houses, that he receives burgage rents himself and that the land is part of his freehold. There was a stable upon the middle of the ground now claimed which fell down about 40 years ago, and which had always been occupied by the tenants About 30 years ago the then proprietor built another stable upon a different part of the same space of land, which is now and always has been let to the tenants

Note on Mr Thorne's claim, to the same effect as the last sentences above  1488/62  [n.d.]

MARTON - Estate administration  [no ref. or date]

Mr William's bill against the freeholders of Marton. Account for expenses of inclosure of commons.  1488/63  1812-1814

Contents:
The proposal for inclosure was put to a meeting at Chirbury on 13 February 1812 and agreed to. The freeholders who signed the agreement were Mr Thornes, Colonel Gatacre, Sir John Edward Wildblood, Mr Franks, Lawton Parry Esq Miss Jane Lloyd
A perambulation of Marton Mountain was held on 5 March when a great many met, but Mr Perkins refused to sign the agreement - subsequently he agree by letter

Mr William's bill against the lords and ladies of Marton  1488/64  1815

LETTER  1488/65  15 May 1813

Contents:
William Jones, Garthmill, to the Rev.William Thornes, Alberbury
Letter sending the total acreage of lands exchanged to and from Mr Lloyd's farm at Marton "You'll find there is added 53 acres nearly,, comprising the best of all the common"

LETTER  1488/66  18 December 1813

Contents:
Same to same. He can hardly venture to let under present circumstances, though there have been two or three respectable applications - he would have settled everything has not Mrs Lloyd's concurrence been wanting, as she has never signed the agreement to exchange. "I feel 'tis somewhat awkward at least, if not hazardous, to set and let - and to thereby guarantee the possession of Lands - which strictly and legally we have no controul over, and (until Mrs Lloyd sanctions the measure) cannot be said to belong to anyone besides herself. I shou'd hope she is not disposed to taken any illiberal advantage - Her lawyer agents it wou'd seem however will raise scruples, & this in the present stage of the Business is peculiarly untoward: as most of the occupiers have taken possession and ploughed and sowed their exchanged lands!"
He wrote about the timber and was told that the division and allotment of the Marton property had been done without Mrs Lloyd's concurrence and approbation and that until she should be satisfied as to the propriety of the business, she would not give any directions as to the fencing or anything relating thereto. She is employing a surveyor to value the property
The less said the better about any possible empediments - he has not given counter-orders to the men employed to cleave posts and railings out of the worst trees, reserving all the better for buildings

LETTER  1488/67  21 March 1814

Contents:
Same to same. "The Cottagers at Marton being extremely desirous to have a Bit of land to rent each according to his ability, I trust you will not disapprove of having the allotments made in respect of the Royalty disposed of in this way, which I think preferable to dividing those allotments into distinct and equal shares among the lords of the Manor. "Mrs Lloyd has at length consented to sell the timber which has been valued and advertised. Her agent's delay nearly lost them the tenant Philips.

LETTER  1488/68  5 May 1814

Contents:
Same to same. Timber has a very indifferent fall this year. The trees at Marton were valued by Williams of Kerry at £326 and Jones is only offered £250 - he is puzzled how to act. The latter offer was by private contract - at the auction the highest bidding was only £210. The trees are such old brittle stuff and many of them stand on such an acclivity, as must require the greatest care in falling to prevent serious loss He thinks it would be better in the hands of timber-dealers than the proprietors'

William Jones' account, 1813-1816  1488/69  12 June 1816

William Jones' current account with Thornes, 1814-5 and covering letter.  1488/70  24 June 1816

Contents:
He has only just been able to settle with the workmen for the building. He does not agree with the tenant about a dwellinghouse and stable upon the Mountain However, as Thornes wishes to indulge him and the additional expense will not be a great deal, these may as well be done - there will be nearly timber enough to spare from the other building

The Lords, Ladies and Freeholders of the Manor of Marton Account with William Jones over the inclosure  1488/71  1812-1816

Marton inclosure, general statement of account; and covering letter asking for, payment of Thornes' quota  1488/72  18 February 1817

LETTER  1488/73  11 June 1817

Contents:
William Jones, Court Calmore(?) To the Rev William Thornes
He is mortified to find that a letter delivered to his brother Thomas to dispatch has been laid by, owing to distress on account of his wife's illness. Jones has had a very severe attack of gout but hopes to get out in a few days

William Johnes in account with the Lords and Ladies of the manor of Marton; and account of cottage rents paid to Ladyday 1817  1488/74  1815-1817

2 sheets

LETTER  1488/75  1 June 1817

Contents:
Richard Pryce to the Lords and Freeholders of the manor of Marton. He has examined the bills relative to the inclosure and made some deductions. In the solicitor's and commissioners' bills there were items which ought to be placed to the account of the Lords and Ladies and parties making general exchanges and which should not form part of the general bill for inclosure. In the surveyor's bill are many charges for mapping and measuring which he conceives unnecessary because it was understood that where any parties had maps, no new survey was to be made, but he has not made deductions on this account not knowing what maps were produced, but only on stationary He has made some deductions from the solicitor's bill for unnecessary attendance of his clerk and charges for summoning a court leet which ought to be placed to the Lord's account. From the Commissioner's bill he has made deductions, thinking 2 gns per day a full remuneration

Bill inclosed  1488/76  [n.d.]

Copy of William Johnes' account as approved  1488/77  28 June 1817

Account between John Williams and the Lords and Ladies of the Manor of Marton, with covering letter  1488/78  22 November 1817

LETTER  1488/79  27 April 1818

Contents:
William Johnes to the Rev. William Thornes
He explains his accounts. There is some mistake to be corrected in Mr Williams' account for the inclosure; he is surprised that it is proposed to take something off his own charges which he knew to be altogether very moderate. Several of the parties have not yet paid their quota though 5 years have elapsed and Mr Williams has commenced an action against Johnes!

SHIPLEY - Estate devised by will of Thomas Farmer Thornes  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  1488/80  26 June 1779

Contents:
Copy will of Thomas Farmer Thornes of Bridgnorth gentleman. He gives his wife Elizabeth all his freehold estate at Shipley (Daniel Banton) for her life, she paying the interest on £400 with which the estate is charged by mortgage to Mr Thomas Pass of Bridgnorth cheese factor, which is to continue a charge on the estate during her life - this devise is in lieu of a bond he entered into previous to their marriage for an annuity of £20 p.a. in case she survived him. After her death he gives the estate to Thomas Pass and Edward Thornes of Whittall gentleman and their heirs on trust to dispose of it and apply the money arising, after discharging the mortgage, in paying Thomas Pass and Sarah his wife £400 for the use of their daughters as they or the survivor by deed or will shall direct or equally, to Mr John Marston of Birmingham brass-founder and Ann his wife £400 to use of their daughters (as before), to Mr William Hall of Birmingham maltster and Mary his wife £400 for the use of their younger children (as before) to the testator's kinsman Robert Lloyd attorney, son of Robert Lloyd esq £20, to Elianor and Elizabeth daughters of Mr Robert Hesketh of Shrewsbury confectioner £20 apiece, to Mary and Elizabeth daughters of the late Mr Smith of Shrewsbury grocer £20 apiece, to John son of Mr John Taylor of Bishopsgate Street, London, ironmonger, £20, to the daughter of Mr Edward Farmer Taylor of Little Tower Street, London, £20, to William the son of Daniel Bauton, £10, to John Daniel and William, 2 of the sons of Mr Haslewood attorney in Bridgnorth £10 each, and £30 to the Churchwardens of Claverley the interest to be distributed in bread at the church annually to the poor house-keepers of Claverley
Any surplus after payment of expenses to be paid to John Thornes of Aberhavys, Rector,
He gives William son of William Hall his watch.
He gives his wife, subject to payment of debts (except the mortgage) and funeral expenses, the remainder of his personal estate.
His wife, Thomas Pass and Edward Thornes to be executors
Witnesses:- Henrietta Rhodes, Thomas Haslewood, Jane Haslewood

Recital of the will of 26 June 1779 and will of John Thornes dated 25 December 1786, giving any residue to which he should be entitled to his nephew William (party) sole executor  1488/81-2  11 and 12 May 1798


Related information: See 1488/80

Contents:
1. Edward Thornes late of Whettall, now of the Green Farm, Condover, esq, surviving trustee of the will of Thomas Farmer Thornes late of Bridgnorth gentleman deceased
2. The Rev. William Thornes Vicar of Alberbury, a devisee residuary legatee and sole executor named in the will of the Rev. John Thornes late of Aberhavesp clerk deceased
Edward Thornes survived Thomas Pass the co-executor
Consideration: agreement and 10s
Lease and release of the freehold estate of the late Thomas Farmer Thornes at Shipley, for such estate as Edward has in it subject to the trusts of the will, so that Edward Thornes may be released from his trust. William Thornes covenants to indemnify
Signatures of Edward Thornes, William Thornes
Witnesses:- William Coupland, John Skrymsher, Thomas Farmer Dukes of Shrewsbury gentlemen

Thomas Devey's account for payment of interest on mortgage, legacy to Mrs Pass etc legacies to Mrs Hall and Mrs Marston etc  1488/83  20 February 1806

MERIONETH - Garth and property in Llanywchllyn  [no ref. or date]

Recital of lease and release of 2 and 3 April 1762  1488/84  27 February 1765

Contents:
1. John Lloyd of Osbaston clerk
2. Thomas Thornes of Argoed in the parish of Kinnerley gentleman
(1) John Lloyd
(2) Thomas Thornes and Edward Payne of Pentreheilin Mortgage of a messuage called Garth in the parish of Llanywthllyn co Merioneth (John David), another messuage called Gilgellan in the same parish (Jane Jones als Lloyd widow, David Jones and John Ellis yeoman), messuages called Frith Lwyd and Cefn Grwyn in the same parish (John Ellis, John Edward, Robert Thomas and John Ellis), all late the inheritance of Gwen wife of John Lloyd deceased
Consideration £300 from Thornes and £200 from Payne Thornes has paid off Payne's £200 and by indenture of even date Payne has assigned to him
Consideration £500 more, for which Lloyd has entered into a bond in £1000
The property is to be charged with this further sum
Signature of John Lloyd
Witnesses:- Robert Peever, Da.Roberts
Marked No 23

Thomas Thorne's receipt for interest paid by Sir Watkin's agent  1488/85  24 June 1767 and 22 October 1768

Note by W.Thornes that this indenture belongs to Sir Watkin W.Wynne bart, all principal and interest being paid  1488/86  [n.d.]

SHELTON - trust estate  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  1488/87  11 January 1799

Contents:
Robert Hayward's declaration of trust.
Recital of assignment of even date
(1) Edward Thornes of the Green Farm, gentleman
(2) Thomas Powell of Shrewsbury gentleman
(3) Robert Hayward of Cressage gentleman reciting a demise of 11 October 1797
(a) Thomas Powell
(b) The Rev. Samuel Pearson
(c) The Rev. John Battridge Pearson
(d) Edward Thornes
a mortgage for £2100
and that Edward Thornes had given a declaration of trust to Hayward for £900 of this money
Consideration: £1200 paid to Thornes by Hayward on Powell's direction in discharge of all money due to Thornes, and 10s to Powell
Assignment of a messuage and land in the township of Shelton and Oxon in the parishes of St Chadd and St Julian (Thomas Powell), the mortgaged property, for residue of the term of 2000 years created by the demise, with proviso
To secure the £2100, Samuel Pearson and John Betteridge Pearson are to stand interested in terms of 500 and 1000 years vested in them in trust to secure the mortgage and to attend the inheritance
The Rev. William Thornes of Alberbury and Moses Luther of Stretton gentleman are trustees under the settlement made on Hayward's marriage with his present wife and joined with him in conveying an estate in the manor of Wem to John Henshaw of Wem gentleman for £550 and gave a receipt for the money - this £550 is part of the £2100 advanced by Hayward.
Hayward acknowledges that the £550, part of the £2100, is the same sum of £550 received by Thornes and Luther from the sale of part of his settlement estate and that his name was used in trust for them their executors, administrators and assigns and that Hayward will hold the assignment of mortgage in trust to secure payment of the £550 to them; he will not assign the mortgaged premises until this sum has been paid.
Signature of Robert Hayward
Witnesses:- Thomas H.Parker, John Skrymsher

BERRIEW  [no ref. or date]

LEASE  1488/88  20 March 1831

Contents:
1. The Rev, John Jones of Berriew clerk
2. Thomas William Thornes late of Alberbury, now of Manchester Street, Manchester Square co Middx. esq
Consideration: rent
Lease of a messuage in the parish of Berriew co Mont called Brithdir House, with the garden and orchard and pieces of land (18a) called Pant-y-go, Crooked meadow, Cae Serth and Long meadow, from 25 March next for term of 5 years. Rent £80. Tenant to pay all taxes and do repairs and keep the garden and orchard in good condition with the wall and other fruit trees and the herbs, plants, flowers and roots now growing therein. He is to paint and whitewash within 6 months of the expiration of the lease. Covenant as to use of dung etc. on the premises. The landlord may inspect. Covenant not to sub-let without consent; re-entry after 21 days or if the tenant fail to observe covenants
Signatures of John Jones, Thomas William Thornes
Witnesses:- John D.Corrie, solicitor, Pool, J. Robinson Jones, solicitor, Pool

PERSONAL PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

Licence for the Rev, William Thornes of Alberbury, Vicar, to make entries in the parish registers without a stamp affixed, subject to payment of duty  1488/89  1 October 1783

Probate copy will of John Thornes of Aberhavesp clerk, proved by his nephew the Rev. William Thornes 31 July 1805 He leaves to his nephew William Thornes of Alberbury clerk 2 messuages called Lloyintidman and Dyffroed with the land in the townships of Lloyintidman, Trepenal, Cricketh and Maesbrook in the parishes of Llanymynech, Kinnerley and Oswestry, purchased by him from Gabriel Wynne of Trelydan co Mont esq, and another messuage called the Wern in the parish of Aberhavesp co Mont, subject to payment of £450 to the testator's niece Mary Thornes, William's sister. He gives his kinswoman Sarah Thornes of Oswestry daughter of his late nephew Edward Thornes of Oswestry esq deceased £30 to be paid one year after the testator's decease or at the executor's discretion, without interest. He gives his niece Mary Thornes the £450 to be paid 12 months after the testator' decease, without interest, and also all his household goods and furniture and implements of household, and all his linen of all sorts.  1488/90  25 September 1786

Contents:
He is entitle under the will of Thomas Farmer Thornes late of Bridgnorth gentleman deceased dated 26 June 1779 to the surplus of money arising from the sale of an estate after the death of Elizabeth the wife of T.F.Thornes, subject to payment of legacies. He gives this to his nephew William Thornes, with all the residue of his money and personal estate. William to be sole executor.
Witnesses:- Margaret Morris (mark), John Davies of Lloyntidmon Richard Jennings of Newtown mercer

Miss M.E.Jones, deceased Stockbrokers account of shares sold  1488/91  October 1906

Executorship account  1488/92  March 1907

Probate copy will of Elizabeth Thornes of Church Stretton widow  1488/93  Mrs Elizabeth Thornes, died 3 May 1918, 8 December 1917

Contents:
She appoints her son Thomas Reginald Thornes sole executor and gives the following legacies:-
to her son William George Downes Thornes, the old oak bureau which formerly belonged to the Rev. William Thornes of Alderbury (sic), her Sheffield plate coffee pot and sugar basin
to her son Geoffrey Noel Thornes, her 2 vols of Owen and Blakeway's History of Shrewsbury
to her daughter Charlotte Bertha White, all her clothing
to her granddaughters Dorothy Phyllis White and Winifred White, all her jewelry, equally divided between them
to her daughter Mary Ethel South, her old blue tea service
to her daughter Frances Margaret Roy her old gold and white tea service
The residue of her household furniture and effects including all silver bearing the family coat of arms of her late husband Thomas Thornes, and all other plate, linen, china, glass, books, pictures, liquors, fuel and housekeeping stores to Thomas Reginald Thornes. Out of the household and personal effects (other than the silver heirlooms) he is to give his brothers and sisters mememtos in accordance with instructions she will leave or at his discretion
The residue of her estate is to be divided between her children Thomas Reginald Thornes, Charlotte Bertha White, Mary Ethel South, William George Downes Thornes, Frances Margaret Roy and Geoffrey Noel Thornes. Any division of her estate in her lifetime is to be taken into account
Witnesses:- Jessis Watson, Stretton House, Church Stretton; Henry G. Stevens, solicitor, Church Stretton
Attached
Probate granted on condition that no portion of the assets shall be paid during the War to any beneficiary or creditor who is a German, Austro-Hungarian, Turkish or Bulgarian subject
2 August 1918 Certificate of payment of Transvaal Estate duty on certain shares

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