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Indentures of Lease and Release, the Release dated the 28th September 1771 between Henry Smith of Snitterfield, gentleman of the 1st part, John Townsend of Snitterfield, baker of the 2nd part, Benjamin Smart of Milverton, mealman and Lancelot Westgarth of the Borough of Warwick, innkeeper of the 3rd part, Thomas Allibon of Snitterfield, yeoman of the 4th part and Joseph Seymour of the Borough of Warwick, mealman of the 5th part whereby the said Henry Smith and his Mortgagee John Townsend conveyed all those 85 acres, 2 roods and 11 perches of arable meadow and pasture lately inclosed lying in certain fields in Snitterfield lately called Mercefield and Hungerfield and then into eight or more pieces divided with a barn and stable then lately erected on part thereof, all of which said lands and premises were then lately in the occupation of John Waker deceased and then of Henry Townsend together with all appurtenances and all that messuage tenement barn and stable lately erected on part of the said premises with rickyard and garden thereto belonging (in the Parish of Snitterfield) to Benjamin Smart in consideration of £1450 and to Lancelot Westgarth in consideration of 5/- as Joint Tenants. Also the said Thomas Allibon (see DR38/298), at the request and direction of the parties of the 1st 2nd parts respectively, assigned to Joseph Seymour the residue of the term of 1000 years in consideration of 5/- upon trust for Benjamin Smart aforesaid to attend upon the inheritance. Signed: Henry Smith, John Townsend, Benjamin Smart, Lancelot Westgarth and Thomas Allibon. Seals: bust of man. Witnesses: William Wilson and Thomas Greenway. Lease dated 27th September 1771 by Henry Smith and John Townsend to Benjamin Smart and Lancelot Westgarth of the same property for one year. Signed: Henry Smith and John Townsend. Seals: a lady's head. Witnessed as before. Bond dated 28th September 1771 for £2900, to perform Covenants of Mortgage John Townsend and Benjamin Smart. Seal, a stag Witnesses: William Wilson and Thomas Greenway. Note dated 21st June 1820 relating to the burial of Lancelot Westgarth on 5th February 1804. Signed: Joseph Page. 'Spring Farm'

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    27 Sep 1771-21 Jun 1820

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