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Stratford-upon-Avon, Old Stratford Hampton Lucy


Attested Copy Indenture of Covenant between Samuel Smith of Stratford-upon-Avon yeoman (eldest son and heir at law of Samuel Smith late of Stratford-upon-Avon maltster deceased also devisee in fee named in the Will of the said Samuel Smith deceased) of one part and Thomas Jackson of Alveston gentleman of the other part whereby Samuel Smith the younger for confirming the estate conveyed to him by DR38/1330 covenanted with Thomas Jackson to levy a fine to Thomas Jackson of a messuage with stables etc. and homestall situate at the Top of Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon called Hell Lane [Henley Lane/Windsor Street] and the Townsend also those closes in Stratford-upon-Avon on the Westward side and adjoining the said messuage containing 5 acres, which messuage and closes had been for many years in the occupation of the ancestors of the said Samuel Smith and were purchased by Mary Smith widow great grandmother of the said Samuel Smith of Benjamin Milward the surviving Trustee for Sale appointed by the Will of Thomas Rawlins theretofore of Stratford-upon-Avon esquire deceased also two closes in Old Stratford situate on the North side of and adjoining the Stratford-upon-Avon to Henley-in-Arden road containing 16 acres, 3 roods and 27 perches, which closes were allotted to Samuel Smith deceased by the Inclosure Award dated 1st January 1775 for Old Stratford, Bishopton etc. also an allotment containing 1a-0r-6p in Old Stratford allotted to Thomas Mason and afterwards given in exchange to Samuel Smith deceased, which allotment was bounded on the South West by the said Stratford-upon-Avon to Henley-in-Arden road also a close in Hampton Lucy called Lower Frame Close purchased by Mary Smith of Joseph Hunt (see DR38/1325) also seven cottages in Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon with appurtenances, such fine to enure to the use and benefit of Samuel Smith and his heirs for ever. Witnessed by Richard Wyatt and Thomas Smith. Attested 23rd February 1884 by Henry Wyatt and W. George, clerks to Mr. Wyatt.