Lease and Release: Honington, Stretton-on-the-Fosse and Tredington
Indentures of Lease and Release dated 14 15 March 1809, between Gore Townsend of Honington of the first part, Thomas Townsend of the same place (eldest son and heir of the said Gore Townsend) of the second part, William Atkinson of Chancery Lane of the third part, the Right Honourable Sir William Scott of the fourth part, Mary Ann Scott, only daughter of the said Sir William Scott, of the fifth part, the Right Honourable Jacob, Earl of Radnor, the Right Honourable John Lord Eldon, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, the Honourable Thomas Windsor of Woodside Lodge, co. Berks. and the Honourable Henry Windsor of the Oakery, co. Kent of the sixth part, and Sir Gray Skipwith of Barford, Bart. and John Fullerton of Bramley Hall, co. Yorks. of the seventh part (reciting ER3/2060 and that a Marriage had been arranged between Thomas Townsend and Mary Ann Scott and that, in consideration of the Marriage, Sir William Scott had agreed to transfer to the persons of the sixth part, hereinafter called the Trustees, £20,000, the property of Mary Ann Scott in her own right upon trusts thereinafter mentioned) whereby it was witnessed that Gore Townsend and Thomas Townsend conveyed to the trustees hereditaments in Honington, Portobello Farm, Stretton-on-Fosse, and the manor of Longdon Traverse and hereditaments therein in the parish of Tredington, to the use that Thomas Townsend should receive a rent charge thereout of £1,000 per annum during the joint lives of himself and Gore Townsend, with remainder to the use that Mary Ann Scott, intended wife of Thomas Townsend, should, if she survived her husband, receive out of the said hereditaments a jointure of £500 per annum and one other rent charge of £500 per annum thereinafter mentioned, with remainder to Gore Townsend for life and after his death to pay to Lady Elizabeth Townsend his wife an additional jointure of £500 per annum for her life, with remainder to the use of Thomas Townsend for life, with remainder to the first and other sons successively in tail of the said Thomas Townsend and Mary Ann Scott, with remainder in default to the right heirs of Thomas Townsend; and it was agreed that the said trustees should stand possessed of the sum of £29,629 12s 6d 3% Bank Annuities purchased with the said sum of £20,000 in trust for Thomas Townsend for life, with remainder to Mary Ann Townsend for life, then with remainder to provide portions for the younger children of the marriage; and in default of issue to such persons as Mary Ann Scott should appoint; and in default of such appointment to the said Sir William Scott, who covenanted to settle £10,000 upon certain other trusts. Witnesses: William Townsend of Doctors Commons; William Watkinson, 56 Chancery Lane, London; Edward Wildes and James Mackcrall. Receipt attached, dated 13 March 1809, for £29,629 12s 6d 3% Bank Annuities.