Welcombe, Old Stratford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bishopton Hampton Lucy
Indentures of Lease and Release, the Release dated 10th October 1781 between Edward Howse of Old Bailey of the City of London distiller Charles Howse of Great Tower Street in the said City watchmaker (which said Edward Howse was the nephew and heir at law of Edward Howse late of Stuchbury, Northamptonshire grazier deceased and which said Edward Howse and Charles Howse were joint Executors of the Will of William Howse their late father, who was residuary legatee of the said Edward Howse of Stuchbury) of the 1st part, John Payton of Stratford-upon-Avon innholder (only son and heir at law of John Payton late of the same place innholder deceased of the 2nd part and William Eaves of the same place gentleman of the 3rd part. Reciting DR 38/1251 and the Inclosure Act and award dated 21st January 1775 for inclosing the Common Fields of Stratford-upon-Avon, Welcombe and Bishopton, and reciting that 34 acres, 0 roods and 30 perches were allotted to John Payton deceased in lieu of part of seven yard lands, which allotment was bounded on the South East by the Warwick to Stratford-upon-Avon road and was then divided into 3 closes called and containing Dovehouse Ground (12a-2r-33p), West Horsley Hill (9a-1r-31p) and Home Horsley Hill (12a-03-6p), and that 146a-2r-0p were allotted to the said John Payton deceased in lieu of the residue of the said seven yard lands, which allotment was Bounded on the East and South by the River Avon, on the South West by land awarded to Samuel Heritage and on the North West by the Stratford-upon-Avon to Warwick road, then divided into closes called and containing :- Home Pasture (10a-3r-2p), the Far Pasture (11a-2r-8p), Home Meadow (13a-2r-3p), Ley Close (3a-1r-17p, The Moore (23a-0r-30p), Middle Meadow (20a-1r-28p), Far Meadow (21a-1r-18p), The Hurst (21a-2r-4p), the Plash (1a-3r-7p), Lower Ryan (11a-2r-0p) and Upper Ryan (7a-2r-5p), which said two allotments in lieu of seven yard lands purchased from Henry Bagshaw Harrison in 1768 by John Payton contained 180a-2r-30p was then in the ownership of John Payton, it was thereby witnessed that in consideration of £1200 paid by William Eaves to Edward Charles Howse (at the direction of John Payton) and in consideration of a further £500 advanced by William Eaves to John Payton, they the said Edward Charles Howse (at the direction of John Payton) conveyed to William eaves the half part or moiety of the Manor of Welcombe and all of the premises described above and of all other the premises described in DR 38/1245 subject to a proviso for redemption upon repayment of £1700 by John Payton to William Eaves. Signed Edward Howse, Charles Howse and John Payton. Red wax seals, a classical head. Witnessed by W. Jem, clerk to Mr. Hunt, Hen baker, agent for Mr. Payton, Robert Pardoe and Richard Blackford. Lease dated 9th October 1781 for one year by Edward Charles Howse and John Payton to William Eaves of the same property. Sealed and witnessed as before.