Indentures of Lease and Release, the Release dated 25th March 1801 between John William Crompton of Birmingham gentleman (son and devisee named in the Will of Samuel Crompton, see DR 38/993 late of Clapham, Surrey esquire deceased who was the eldest son and heir at law of John Crompton theretofore of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire merchant deceased) of the 1st part, Woodhouse Crompton of Warwick gentleman (eldest son and heir at law of Samuel Crompton deceased) of 2nd part and John Whitehead of Barford gentleman of the 3rd part reciting the Will of Samuel Crompton (see DR 38/968) and reciting that John William Crompton had attained the age of 21 years and had contracted with John Whitehead for the sale of hereditaments at Wolverton thereinafter mentioned (being port of the hereditaments devised to the use of John William Crompton by the Will of Samuel Crompton deceased) for £3237-13-0, it was thereby witnessed that in consideration of £3237-13-0 to him the said John William Crompton paid by John Whitehead and also in consideration of 5/- to Woodhouse Crompton paid by John Whitehead, they the said John William Crompton and Woodhouse Crompton (at the request of John William Crompton) conveyed to John Whitehead and his heirs for ever, all the premises described in DR 38/939 except the 4 cottages (the land in the occupation of Seymour Walford being described as being in the occupation of Thomas Lowe, see DR 38/942), also several parcels of meadow lying in the Common or Town Meadow of Wolverton then in the occupation of Thomas Lowe, also several closes in Wolverton theretofore called Long Hay and Blacon, theretofore purchased by John Crompton with other premises in Wolverton from Hubbert Woodhouse, then called by the names of Little Meadow, Great Meadow, Sheeppen Ground, Barn Fold and Foredrift, The Long Ground, The Blacon Great Ground, The Blacon Little Ground and the Gravelly Hill, which premises were then in the occupation of Thomas Lowe. Covenant by John William Crompton and Woodhouse Crompton for Title. Signed John William Crompton and Whitehouse Crompton. Seal, a classical head. Witnessed by John Tomes and Thomas Heydon. Lease dated 24th March 1801 for one year of the same property by John William Crompton and Woodhouse Crompton to John Whitehead. Signed, sealed and witnessed as before.