Lease and Release: Honiton
Indentures of Lease and Release (with Counterpart) dated 6 and 7 March 1748/9 (Old style) , between Joseph Townsend of Honington Hall of the first part, Judith his wife, late Judith Gore eldest daughter of John Gore of London, esq., of the second part, and Sir Thomas Drury of Overstone, co. Northants., Bart., and John Baker of London, esq., of the fourth part (reciting ER3/2015-ER3/2018 and that since the marriage articles described therein Joseph Townsend had purchased an estate at Honington and that there was then no child of the marriage between Joseph Townsend and Judith Gore) whereby it was witnessed that Joseph Townsend, in consideration of the marriage settlement and for providing a jointure for Judith his wife as well as for securing portions for any younger children of the marriage, if such there should be, conveyed to John Gore all his hereditaments in Honington more particularly described to the use of Joseph Townsend for life with remainder to the use of Sir Thomas Drury and John Baker for a term of 99 years determinable on the life of Judith Townsend in trust to pay her an annuity of £600, with remainder to the use of Sir Thomas Drury and John Baker for a term of 300 years to raise £12,000 for the portions of such younger children of the marriage in such shares as he should by deed or will appoint, with remainder to the use of the right heirs of Joseph Townsend. Witnesses: John Rayner and F. C. Boson. See also ER3/2048.