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Hampton Lucy


Indenture between David Rice surgeon, William Wall grocer, Edward Field draper, John Hardy banker, Edward Fordham Flower common brewer, James Cox timber merchant, Charles Lucy miller, John Branston Freer esquire severally of Stratford-upon-Avon, Richard Greaves formerly of Stratford-upon-Avon merchant but then of Cliffe House, Warwick esquire, George Frederick Knipe late of Stratford-upon-Avon but then of Leigh Sinton, Worcestershire surgeon and Thomas Thomson late of Stratford-upon-Avon but then of Leamington doctor of medicine, Trustees of the Charity of Sir Hugh Clopton of one part and Mark Philips of Snitterfield esquire of the other part. Reciting that by an Indenture dated 12th December 1732 (DR 38/1173) Sir Hugh Clopton charged his premises called Ingon Farm with an Annuity of £16 payable to the Mayor, Alderman and Burgesses of Stratford-upon-Avon upon trust to provide every second year from his death 12 blue coats of value £1 for 12 almsmen and 12 blue gowns of like value for 12 almswomen of the Almshouse of Stratford-upon-Avon to which coats and gowns should be affixed the arms of the Clopton family and further to pay 1 guinea to the Vicar of Stratford-upon-Avon to preach a sermon in the Guild Chapel on 29th may annually commemorating the Restoration of the Constitution in Church and State, 5/- to the Clerk and 12 pence to each of the almspeople, the residue to be devoted towards the purchasing of straw hats and aprons for the almswomen and reciting that the premises had been conveyed to Mark Philips in 1845 (see DR 38/1190) and reciting several orders of the Court of Chancery for the administration of the Charity and that by a Certificate dated 4th January 1856, the Charity Commissioners had agreed to the redemption of the said rent charge by Mark Philips, it was witnessed that in consideration of the purchase by Mark Philips and transfer to the Trustees of the Charity of such 3% Consolidated Bank Annuities as would produce £18 per annum by him, they the Trustees of the Charity of Sir Hugh Clopton released the said premises called Ingon Farm from the Annuity of £16 limited by DR 38/1173. Signed by all the Trustees of the Charity. Sealed. Witnessed by Robert H. Hobbes solicitor, Stratford-upon-Avon, F. P. Cox, clerk to Messrs. Hobbes Slatter solicitors, Stratford-upon-Avon and Charles Stokes, Leigh Sinton, Worcestershire.