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Copy Release: Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon and Old Stratford


Copy Release (Lease is ER3/872), by way of pre-nuptial settlement and for the discharging the debts of John Higgins, from John Higgins of Tiddington in Alveston, gent., to Thomas Webb of Sherbourne, esq., in consideration of an intended marriage between the said John Higgins and Hannah Townsend of Alveston, spinster, of a messuage and malthouse in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, now in the tenure of Thomas Southern, together with 4 ridges of arable land in the common fields of Old Stratford, belonging to the said messuage and in the tenure of William Dyde; all which premises and lands were devised to the said John Higgins by Thomas Wootton late of Stratford, baker, deceased; to hold to the intent that after the said marriage is solemnized, the said Thomas Webb shall sell the premises and dispose the money to discharge the debts of the said John Higgins, any surplus to be paid over to the said John Higgins: in the interim, all rents and profits to be used by Webb towards discharging the debts, and if all are discharged before the sale, then the premises to be reconveyed to Higgins. Witnesses: Mary Farr and Thomas Townsend.

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