Further Marriage Settlement: Halford and Coventry Street and Worcester Street, Kidderminster
Lease and Release (with Counterparts) being a further settlement on the marriage of Arthur Rowney of Halford, gent., and Elizabeth Townsend sister of the said Edward Townsend of Alveston, gent., whereby Arthur Rowney, for £380, conveyed to Edward Townsend and Thomas Mansell the younger of Shipston-on-Stour mercer, his one yard land of arable meadow and pasture (theretofore parcel of four yardland purchased by Arthur Rowney of Philip Gardner and Mary his wife), lying in the common fields of Halford and specified in a schedule thereto, a cottage in the occupation of Henry Allibone and another in the occupation of William Boyes (which two cottages were also purchased by Arthur Rowney of Philip Gardner), and houses in Coventry Street and Worcester Street, Kidderminster, co. Worcs., therein particularly described, to hold in trust for Arthur Rowney for life with remainder in trust; as to the property in Halford, to maintain the eldest son of the said Arthur Rowney and Elizabeth until he should reach 21 years; and, as to the residue of the above property, for the maintenance of the younger children of the said Arthur Rowney and Elizabeth his wife until they attained 21 years; and, if the said Arthur Rowney and Elizabeth his wife should have no male issue, then, as to the whole property, in trust for all their daughters equally for their maintenance until 21 years of age and in case there should be but one issue left (either male or female) begotten of the bodies of the said Arthur and Elizabeth, then in trust for the maintenance of that child until 21 years of age; and after all such issue had attained 21 years, to hold in trust to sell the said hereditaments and dispose of the premises as directed by the will of Arthur Rowney. With proviso giving power to the said eldest son of the marriage to purchase the said hereditaments. Witnesses: Jo. Vinte, Edmund Mason and William Knibb.