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Henley and Meer Streets, Stratford-upon-Avon


Conveyance by lease and release from Septimus Sutton Lowe of Stratford-upon-Avon, surgeon (surviving trustee of the will of Thomas Chapman Sheldon, late of the same, grocer, son and heir of Thomas Sheldon of the same, grocer), with the consent of Mary Hatton late of Stratford-upon-Avon and now of Liverpool, widow, to Rev. William Cherry of Stratford-upon-Avon, dissenting minister, and his trustee, William Sheldon of the same, plumber and glazier, for £257 paid to Septimus Sutton Lowe and £23 to Elizabeth Corbett, late of Upper Quinton and now of Stratford-upon-Avon, spinster, of a messuage on the south side of Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, on the corner of Meer Pool Lane, leading from Henley Street to the Rother Market, late in the tenure of Thomas Smith, since of ------ Simmons, then of Christopher Parkinson, afterwards of Thomas Cross and now of John Taylor; also a cottage behind the same, fronting Meer Pool Lane, late in the tenure of Thomas Paine, since of ----- Wright and now of ----- Wright, his widow, with another cottage adjoining on the south side (originally a warehouse but converted into a dwelling house by Thomas Sheldon), late in the tenure of ----- Freeman, since of -------------- and now of James Powell; with the following recitals: i) the will of Thomas Sheldon dated 26 November 1825 (proved 12 May 1829) whereby he bequeathed to his son, Thomas Chapman Sheldon (amongst other things) the said premises then in several tenures of ----------- Parkinson, -------- West and ----- Clark, which, by a codicil dated 14 July 1828, was charged with an annuity of £25 payable to the said Mary Hatton ii) the will of Thomas Chapman Sheldon, dated 15 July 1829 (proved 4 October 1833), whereby he bequeathed to James George (since deceased) and the said Septimus Sutton Lowe, the said premises, then in the tenures of ----- Cross and others; also to James George for life a freehold messuage in Ely Street, then and now occupied by Miss Outlaws, a messuage wherein the testator dwelt in High Street, and certain freehold closes in the parish of Old Stratford, with the remainder to the testator's cousin, Rebecca Corbett, spinster, with the provision that the said annuity of £25 (which was then increased to £50) should be charged on the premises devised to James George iii) that the said Elizabeth Corbett in November 1833 had contracted with Septimus Sutton Lowe to purchase the above property for £257, but no conveyance was executed, and that she now wished to sell the property to William Cherry for £280.