Stivichall deeds and papers
Release, lease absent, being a settlement on the proposed marriage between Arthur Gregory of Stivick Hall, esq., and Ann Chaplin, spinster, daughter of Dame Elizabeth Chaplin of Hollis Street in the parish of St. Mary la Bone, co. Middx., widow. In consideration of the said marriage, and for 10 shillings paid to the said Arthur Gregory by Edward Bowater of Woolwich, co. Kent, esq., and Christopher Denton of Gray's Inn, gent., the said Arthur conveys to them a messuage and farm of sixty acres, in the tenure of Abraham Dry, let for an annual rent of 30 pounds, a messuage and farm of fifty-two acres in the tenure of Francis Ebourne, let for an annual rent of 26 pounds, a messuage and farm of twenty-four acres in the tenure of Widow Roads, and let for an annual rent of 12 pounds, a messuage and farm of forty-eight acres in the tenure of William Wood, let for an annual rent of 40 pounds, a messuage, mill and farm of forty acres in the tenure of Sharman Lovott, let for an annual rent of 40 pounds and a messuage and farm called Netherfield Farm and Stivichall Meadow, containing one hundred acres, of the yearly value of 80 pounds, now unlet and in the possession of the said Arthur Gregory; all which property is of the yearly value of 228 pounds and is situated in the manor of Stivichall; to hold the same for the use of the said Arthur Gregory for life, and after his death, should the said Ann survive him, in trust for the raising for her of an annuity of 100 pounds for life. Signed: Arthur Gregory, E. Chaplin, Ann Chaplin, Christopher Denton. Five red seals applied. Witnesses: Edward Smith, William Alvey Darwin. Endorsed with memorandum that on 29 August 1754, in a case between Ann Alden, widow, pl., and Arthur Gregory, esq. and Ann his wife, defs., this deed was shown to William Alvey Darwin, gent., at the time of his examination on behalf of Arthur Gregory, Ann his wife, Chaplin Gregory and Ann Gregory, alias Nancy Gregory.