Indentures of Lease and Release, the Release dated 29th January 1836 between Edward Cooper of Henley-in-Arden gentleman and William Gibbs of Songar, Claverdon farmer of the 1st part, Hannah Powell of Solihull spinster of the 2nd part, John Powell of Solihull blacksmith of the 3rd part, William Welch Lea of Henley-in-Arden gentleman of the 4th part, Richard Burman of Henley-in-Arden draper of the 5th part , the Honourable Ann Elizabeth Musgrove of Harley Street, Middlesex widow of the 6th part and Thomas Hunt of Stratford-upon-Avon gentleman of the 7th part. Reciting Indentures of Lease and Release dated 16th 17th February 1824 between Thomas Lea gentleman and Joseph Newey maltster of the 1st part, Joseph Middleton yeoman of the 2nd part, the said Hannah Powell of the 3rd part, the said Edward Cooper and William Gibbs of the 4th part, the said John Powell of the 5th part, Thomas Middleton yeoman of the 6th part and the said William Welch Lea of the 7th part whereby in consideration of £360 to Thomas Lea and Joseph Newey paid by Hannah Powell and of 10/- to Joseph Middleton paid by Edward Cooper and William Gibbs, they the said Thomas Lea and Joseph Newey (at the request of Joseph Middleton and Hannah Powell) conveyed hereditaments to Edward Cooper and William Gibbs as security for £360, and Reciting the death of Joseph Middleton and that the said sums not being paid, the premises were put up for auction in 5 lots at the Bear Inn, Henley-in-Arden, at which time Richard Burman agent for Ann Elizabeth Musgrove purchased Lot 3 for £108, and Reciting an Indenture of 17th January 1772 between Thomas Findon yeoman and John Whittington innholder whereby Thomas Findon demised to John Whittington inter alia a close of pasture called Moor Reading adjoining to the lane called Saddle Bow Lane on the East part thereof, and to the land of Sir William Spencer for 1000 years subject to a proviso for redemption upon payment of £100, and Reciting another Indenture dated 2nd February 1805 between Francis Findon gentleman of the 1st part, Joseph Middleton yeoman of the 2nd part and Thomas Middleton yeoman of the 3rd part whereby on consideration of 5/- to him paid by Thomas Middleton, he the said Francis Findon and Joseph Middleton (in consideration of £200 to him paid by Thomas Middleton) demised to Thomas Middleton a term of 500 years subject to the proviso for redemption on payment of £200, and Reciting that the term of 500 years became vested in John Powell and the term of 1000 years in William Welch Lea in trust for Hannah Powell to secure £360 and after repayment thereof for Joseph Middleton to secure £200, it was thereby witnessed that in consideration of £108 paid by Ann Elizabeth Musgrove to Edward Cooper and William Gibbs, they the said Edward Cooper and William Gibbs conveyed to the said Ann Elizabeth Musgrove the said hereditaments free from encumbrances, and that John Powell in consideration of 10/- assigned to Ann Elizabeth Musgrove the residue of the term of 500 years, and that William Welch Lea in consideration of 10/- assigned to Thomas Hunt the term of 1000 years in trust to attend upon the inheritance of Ann Elizabeth Musgrove. Signed Edward Cooper, William Gibbs, Hannah Powell, John Powell and William Welch Lea. Red wax seal, letter H. Witnessed by William Endall and J. H. Whittaker, clerks to Mr. William Welch Lea solicitor, Henley-in-Arden. Lease dated 28th January 1836 by Edward Cooper and William Gibbs to the Honourable Ann Elizabeth Musgrove of the same property for one year. Signed Edward Cooper and William Gibbs. Sealed and witnessed as before.