1818 - Churchill to Turner for £100

Like others in this collection this transaction is not a straightforward sale/purchase but comes in the form of two documents: a Lease followed by a Release.  This was quite a common way of transfering title up until the middle of the 19th century.  For more information on the Lease/Release technique click here.

The Release tends to have much the same detail as the Lease apart from mentioning the all important "consideration"

Click here to see a full transcript of the Lease in PDF format.

Lease for One Year

 

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Mr Samuel Churchill to Mrs. Hannah Turner
Solicitor: Churchill and Field
Witness: John Francis Lamb,  Clerk to Messrs. Churchill and Field

 

An Indenture between Samuel Churchill of Deddington, Gentleman, and Hannah Turner, late of Evenley in the County of Northampton but now of Clifton, Widow.

Lease for one year for five shillings

All that Messuage…being in Philcock Street, late in the occupation of William Bennett, since John Bennett and Mary Williams and now of Benjamin Harris, William Wilkins and Ann Cleaver.

Which said messuage…were lately bought and purchased by the said Samuel Churchill of and from the said John Bennett.

A messuage…late in the occupation of Ann Knibbs, Widow, and now of John Brotherton being on the South side thereof

A messuage…late in the occupation of James Hopcraft and now Sarah Brommidge and Elizabeth Cleaver on the North side thereof.

By virtue of these presents and the statute made for transferring uses into possession..Hannah Turner may be in the actual possession of the said premises...and be thereby enabled to accept and take a grant and release of the freehold reversion and inheritance thereof. 

 

Release of Messuage

Dated 2nd May 1818
Mr Samuel Churchill to Mrs Hannah Turner
Release of Messuage and Premises in Deddington
                                                  Churchill and Field
 

Indenture between Samuel Churchill of Deddington, Gentleman, and Hannah Turner, late of Evenley in the County of Northampton but now of Clifton, Widow.

“For and in consideration of the Sum of one hundred pounds…to the said Samuel Churchill…well and truly in hand paid by the said Hannah Turner in full for the absolute purchase of the Freehold and Inheritance in Fee simple in possession of and in the Messuage cottage or Tenement…He the said Samuel Churchill hath granted bargained sold…unto the said Hannah Turner in her actual possession now being by virtue of a Bargain and Sale to her made by the said Samuel Churchill in consideration of five shillings by Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents [i.e. yesterday!] for the term of one whole year..and by force of the statute made for transferring uses into possession…

ALL THAT Messuage…being in Philcock Street, late in the occupation of William Bennett, since John Bennett and Mary Williams and now of Benjamin Harris, William Wilkins and Ann Cleaver which said messuage…were lately bought and purchased by the said Samuel Churchill of and from the said John Bennett.

A messuage…late in the occupation of Ann Knibbs, Widow, and now of John Brotherton being on the South side thereof  A messuage…late in the occupation of James Hopcraft and now Sarah Brommidge and Elizabeth Cleaver on the North side thereof.

AND.. the said Samuel Churchill now hath in himself good right title full power lawfull and absolute Authority to grant bargain and release and convey the said Messuage…hereby mentioned to be granted and released unto the said Hannah turner according to the true intents of these presents….

Samuel Churchill  [signature]

Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
Jno Fra. Lamb,   Clerk to Messrs. Churchill and Field

Endorsed
Received the day of the date of the within written
Indenture of and from the within named Hannah Turner
The full sum one hundred pounds being the consideration money within mentioned to be paid to me

Samuel Churchill [signature]

Witness:  Jno Fras Lamb  [signature]