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Ashbourne, Clifton, Compton, Offcote and Underwood, co. Derby


Counterpart Mortgage by way of Lease from George Ferrers of Baddesley Clinton esq. and Elizabeth his wife to Thomas Ofley of Leacroft [in Cannock] co. Stafford yeoman and Henry Ryley of Hilton co. Stafford yeoman reciting a conveyance of even date from the same to the same of a cottage in Leacroft at Romer Hill in the occupation of Mathew Dorrington (but formerly called William Cheshire his house) and a cottage in Cannock in the occupation of Simon Fletcher to be held by the said Thomas Ofley and his heirs for ever, and of lands in Cannock to be held by the said Henry Ryley and his heirs for ever, which properties were formerly the inheritance of Mary Fitzherbert and devised by her by will dated 15 August 30 Charles II [1678] to the said Elizabeth Ferrers and her heirs subject to an annuity of £20 payable to Elizabeth Booth, the testator's sister, for life, and, failing such issue of the said Elizabeth Ferrers, to a payment of £200 to be divided among the Children of Morris Wareing and Francis Garratt, and reciting that these properties were intended to be conveyed to the said Thomas Ofley and Henry Ryley free from the said incumbrances, of messuages, lands and appurtenances in Clifton, Asborne, Compton, Ofcoute and Underwood co. Derby, similarly devised to the said Elizabeth Ferrers by the will of the said Mary Fitzherbert. To hold for 500 years at a peppercorn rent to save the said Thomas and Henry harmless in respect of the said recited charges. 31 May 1683. The mark of Thomas Ofley, signed Henry Ryley. Two tags for seals: 1. Fragment of red wax. 2. Traces of red wax. Witnesses endorsed: Henry Simson, Thomas Clarke, Joseph Walton, Jo: Ames. Endorsed: 1. [In a contemporary hand] The counterpart of the collatterall security from Mr Ferrers to Thomas Ofley and Henry Ryley. 2. [In the hand of William Hamper c. 1816] AD 1683 3. [In a 19th century hand c. 1839] 30 May 1683. George Ferrers and Elizabeth his wife to Ofley and Riley Demise of Estates in Derbyshire formerly Mary Fitzherbert by way of Indemnity against an annuity and charges given by Mrs. Fitzwilliams [sic] will. [309]