Rainsford and Dighton families of Clifford Chambers
Indenture quadripartite of covenants between Roger Lingen the elder of Radbrooke, co. Gloucs., esquire and Anne Lingen his wife of the first part, Roger Lingen the younger of Radbrooke, gentleman, son and heir of Roger the elder and Thomas Lingen, gentleman, youngest son of Roger the elder of the second part, William Gibson of Clements Inn, co. Middx., gentleman, of the third part and Thomas Lingen of Leighton Court, co. Hereford, esquire and ffrances Walwyn of Hellyns, co. Hereford, spinster, of the fourth part, reciting articles of agreement by Roger Lingen the elder dated 18 September 1675 and then witnessing that, in consideration of £40 paid by Roger the younger, Roger the elder covenanted to levy a fine to William Gibson of the capital messuage of Radbrooke in the parish of Quinton als. Queynton, co. Gloucs., then in the occupation of Roger Lingen father and son, and the messuages and lands in Sutton St.Nicholas, co. Hereford, theretofore in the occupation of Thomas Gibbons, deceased, and then of John Birt, to the intent that William Gibson might become a perfect tenant of the freehold for a perfect recovery to be had of the premises at the instance of Thomas Lingen and ffrances Walwyn, to the uses and intents following, viz: As to Radbrooke house, Roger Lingen to receive an annuity of £50 for life and Thomas Lingen and ffrances Walwyn to receive an annuity of £20 until the marriage of Roger the younger or the death of Roger the elder and £24 after such event, the said annual rents of £20 and £24 to be held in trust for Anne Lingen as a separate maintenance The capital messuage of Radbrooke to be and enure to the only use and behoof of Roger Lingen the younger, And the messuages and lands in Sutton St. Nicholas to Roger the younger until Thomas attained the age of 15, then to Anne Lingen, Thomas Lingen esquire and ffrances Walwyn in trust for Thomas until he attained the age of 23, then to the same trustees to dispose the profits for the best advantage of Thomas, and then to Thomas and his heirs for ever It was further witnessed that Roger Lingen the younger agreed as soon as he was vested with an estate in law of the lands in the parish of Quinton, to secure by mortgage of these lands to trustees the payment of his father's debts, viz. £150 due by bond to William Gibson, £150 due in like wise to John Rutter, gentleman, and £130 due in like wise to Nicholas Rutter, gentleman, and whatever sum should be recovered by Henry Milburne, esquire, on a bond for £200 in a suit then pending in the High Court of Chancery, and £50 to such person or persons as Roger Lingen the elder should appoint by will; and that he Roger the younger covenanted to make specific provision for Anne Lingen his mother, Anne, Margaret, ffrances and Blanch his four sisters and Thomas his youngest brother. Signed: Roger Lingen, Anne Lingen, Roger Lingen Jun., [blank], Wm. Gibson, Tho. Lingen, Frances Wallwyn. Seals: 1. missing; 2. 3 6. armorial, barry of six, on a bend three roses: crest, out of a ducal coronet a garb of ?leeks. [Note: 3 is a slightly different form form 2 6]. 4. no seal; 5. a shield charged with a chevron between three [ ] possibly leopard's heads 7. two peacocks close en face, between dexter a [ ] flower slipped and leaved, in chief [ ] and in base a heart pierced by an arrow. Witnesses: [to the signatures of all except Tho. Lingen] Henry Izod, ffran. Barnard, Thomas Ainge, ffrancis Barnard Jun', John Edwards; [to Tho. Lingen's signature] Henry Izod, Thomas Ainge. Dated: 9 October 27 Charles II and Anno Domini 1675.