Back to results


Assignment of Moiety: Pearl Street, Haydon Garden and Kings Court in the Minories, London


Indenture of Assignment dated 25 March 1740/1 (Old style) [1741], between Sir Thomas Drury of Overstone, co. Northants., Bart., of the one part, and Joseph Townsend of New Burlington Street, co. Middx., esq., sole executor and residuary legatee of Thomas Beacon Townsend, late of Spittlefields, brewer, deceased, of the other part (reciting that Thomas Bacon or Beacon, late of Ilford, co. Essex, deceased, was at his death seised as mortgagee of seven messuages in Pearl Street, Spittlefields, one other messuage in Browns Court in Haydon Garden in the parish of Aldgate and a half part of four messuages in Kings Court in the Minories, London, which said property after the death of Thomas Bacon, vested in Sir Thomas Drury and Thomas Bacon Townsend as executors and residuary legatees of Thomas Bacon and reciting that the estate of Thomas Bacon Townsend upon his death passed to Joseph Townsend), whereby it was witnessed that Sir Thomas Drury, in consideration of £100 to him paid by Joseph Townsend, conveyed to Joseph Townsend all his moiety (or half or fourth part) of the said premises. Witnesses: Major Swanwick and John Stonehouse.