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Settlement on the marriage of Prudence Hill, youngest daughter of Edward Hill of Charterhouse, gent., to Arthur Gregory of Stivichall, esq., being a conveyance in trust, by lease and release, from the said Edward Hill and Prudence Hill to Norton Hanson of Coventry, esq., and Basil Saint Nicholas of Knolle, gent., (in consideration of a conveyance from the said Arthur Gregory to the said Norton Hanson and Edward Hill of even date [nos. 156-7]) of a messuage, now used as two messuages, in Knenall, co. Staffs., in the tenure of Sampson Cotton, with all the appurtenances within the lordship of Cubblestone and elsewhere; also a messuage in Mutch Park Street in Coventry divided into two dwellings, in the tenures of John Oadhams and Ann Cawdwell, another messuage in the same street in the occupation of Samuel Skeers, a parcel of land adjoining the backside of the before mentioned messuage, late in the tenure of the said John Oadhams and Ann Cawdwell and now of John Ostin, two messuages on the east side of Little Park Street in Coventry, in the tenures of Charles Haly and John Remington, and the garden behind the said messuages now in the tenure of Mr. John Palmer; to hold the same to the said Norton Hanson and Basil Saint Nicholas to the use of the said Prudence Hill for life, then to the use of the said Arthur Gregory for life and then to the use of their heirs male; and the said Edward Hill agrees to pay to the said Arthur Gregory 500 pounds on the day of the marriage and 1000 pounds within five years after that date. Signed: Edward Hill, Prudence Hill Seals: (1394) two red seals applied on tags (1395) four tags, red seals applied on tags i and ii Witnesses: William Grove, Henry Cave Endorsed: (1395) i) Memorandum of receipt for 1000 pounds, dated 4 June 1713, as arranged above, the marriage having taken place 21 April 1708. Signed: Arthur Gregory. Witness: W. Grove. ii) Prudence Gregorys marriage settlement