Copy of settlement previous to the marriage of Pudsey Jesson of Langley Hall in Sutton Coldfield, esquire, son and heir of William Jesson of the same and Ann his wife, both deceased, to Elizabeth Freeman, spinster, daughter and co-heir of John Freeman of Wellingborow, Northants., esquire, deceased, by Elizabeth his wife, and sister and co-heir of Mary Freeman deceased, and devisee named in the will of the said John Freeman being a conveyance from the said Pudsey Jesson, with the consent of the said Elizabeth Freeman the mother and Elizabeth Freeman the daughter, to Robert Holden of Urdington, esquire, and Thomas Ekins of Rushden, Northants., gentleman, his trustees, with Waring Ashby of Quenby Hall, Leics., esquire, and John Hoo of Great Barr, Staffs., and Edward Homer of Sutton Coldfield, gentleman, and Henry Hall of London, haberdasher, named as further trustees and parties to the settlement, in consideration of the said marriage, £2,000 secured to the said Elizabeth Freeman the daughter and of certain messuages, lands and tenements and the share of other messuages, lands and tenements in or near Wellingborow, conveyed by lease and release dated 6 and 7 September 1728 by the said Elizabeth Freeman the daughter of the said Pudsey Jesson, Robert Holden and Thomas Ekins, to be held in trust for the said Pudsey Jesson and his heirs for ever, which lands are of the annual value of £95, and for the providing of a jointure of £380 p.a. for the said Elizabeth and for the settling and assuring of the property afterwards described and for £50 paid to the said Pudsey Jesson to the said Robert Holden and Thomas Ekins, of the manor of Langley and the manor house where the said Pudsey Jesson now lives called Langley Hall with messuages, cottages, mills, pools, moats, farms, lands, tenements, woods, rents and services in Langley, Wiggin Hall alias Wiggenshall, Little Sutton, Many, Sutton Coldfield, Wishaw and Curdworth, in the tenure of Pudsey Jesson, Edward Bennett, Thomas Baylies, Samuel Summerland, John Shakeshaft, James Lowe, John Jackson, Edward Wardern, John Swift, Thomas Bayley, Mr. William Jesson, John Rogerson, Widow Hood, Widow Thomas, Richard Wakefield, Henry Hurst, ---- Johnson and ----- Naseley, and also those chief rents of 46s. 21/2d. from Little Sutton and also the messuage, lands, tenements and woodground of the said Pudsey Jesson in Berkswell in the tenure of John Humfrys and also 4 messuages with lands and tenements pertaining to the same in Nuthurst in Hampton in Arden, in the tenure of Thomas Greenhill, Isaac Morteboys, Richard Hopkins and John Tysow, also a messuage in Sutton Coldfield in the tenure of Widow Tranter and George Tranter her son, and also lands and tenements in Sutton Coldfield, late in the tenure of Thomas Hunnyborn, William Lines and John Neele, and also a messuage, mills and a piece of meadow in the city of Coventry in the tenure of Widow Carter, also several closes in the city of Coventry in the tenure of William Grove, gentleman, John Abbots, Richard Child, and John Parris, also 6 closes in Knaptoft, Leics., in the occupation of William Adcock at the yearly rent of £130, and also the manors, messuages, cottages, mills, lands, tenements, and rents of the said Pudsey Jesson in Langley, Wigginghill alias Wiggengshale, Little Sutton, Many, Sutton Coldfield, Wishaw, Curdworth, Berkswell, Hampton in Arden, the city of Coventry, Stoke and Knaptoft; to hold to the said Robert Holden and Thomas Ekins in trust to the following uses: all the said property to the use of the said Pudsey Jesson until the said marriage has been solemnised; that the said Robert Holden and Thomas Ekins shall suffer a recovery to be made in favour of the said Waring Ashby and John Hoo of the said property in the city of Coventry and that the said Pudsey Jesson shall levy a fine to the said Robert Holden and Thomas Ekins of the said property in Knaptoft, after which recovery and fine the said property in Coventry and Knaptoft to be held to the use of the said Pudsey Jesson and his heirs for ever; the said Langley Hall and demesne land of the manor of Langley to hold to the use of the said Waring Ashby and John Hoo in trust for 200 years to the use of the said Pudsey Jesson and his heirs; all other of the described property to hold to the use of the said Waring Ashby and John Hoo for 90 years, subject to an annuity of £50 to the said Elizabeth the younger for her life, the said Pudsey Jesson to have the remaining income, and after the death of the said Pudsey Jesson the jointure of £380 p.a. to be paid from the said property to the said Elizabeth the younger, and after her death to hold to the use of the said Edward Homer and Henry Hall for the use of the eldest son of the said Pudsey Jesson and Elizabeth Freeman; provision made for daughters if no male heir; provision that the land taken out be the fine and recovery described to be indemnified against claims under the will of William Jesson, [DR37/1/1664] recited; that the debts and legacies due under the will of the said William Jesson to be paid from the income from or the sale of Langley Hall and the property pertaining to the same; that the said Pudsey Jesson should sell the said property near Wellingborow to assist payment of the said debts and use £1,000 of the said £2,000 secures to Elizabeth towards the same; that if the said Pudsey Jesson decides to sell the said estate at Knaptoft then the equivalent in freehold or copyhold property must be bought with the proceeds of the sale. Dated: 7 September 1728. 2 George II. English, paper, 161/2 x 13 in., 12 sheets.