Marriage Settlement: Halford
Settlement, with Counterpart, following the marriage of Thomas Halford of Halford, yeoman, son and heir of Thomas Halford late of the same place, deceased, and Dorothy his then wife, one of the daughters of Thomas Townsend of Alveston, gent., for £180 paid as a marriage portion, whereby Thomas Halford conveyed to William Halford the elder of Halford, gent., and Thomas Townsend the premises described in ER3/2321; to hold as for and concerning the said cottage with appurtenances formerly in the tenure of Charles Cox, the barn adjoining and the close called Upper Close, and one yard land and a half or half moiety of three yard lands of arable meadow and pasture (as it was then divided and set forth in a schedule thereto) together with a half moiety of all commons etc. appurtenant thereto, to the use of Thomas Halford for life and then to the said Dorothy for life, with remainder to the heirs of Thomas Halford by the said Dorothy; as to and concerning the messuage with gardens, stable, barns etc. with the close called Lower Close and half a yard land or a third part of the other moiety or half part of the said three yard land, together with a proportionate part of the commons belonging to the said three yard lands (as set out in a schedule thereto), to the use of Thomas Halford for life with remainder to the use of the heirs of the body of the said Thomas Halford by the said Dorothy, his wife; and, as to and concerning the one yard land residue of the said three yard lands, to the use of the said Thomas Halford and his heirs for ever. Witnesses: William Gibson, William Higgins, Nicholas Harris and Thomas Hodgkins.