William Baker Esquire and others
The Trustees of the Temple of Friendship Lodge, Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows
TRANSFER OF MORTGAGE of a messuage or tenement hereditaments and premises situate at Sulgrave in the County of Northampton to secure £450 and interest
THIS INDENTURE made the second day of October one thousand eight hundred and ninety BETWEEN WILLIAM BAKER formerly of Cheltenham in the county of Gloucester but now of Chipping Norton in the County of Oxford Gentleman of the first part ELIZABETH ANN ELKINGTON of Helmdon in the County of Northampton Spinster and EDWIN WRIGHTON of Helmdon aforesaid Farmer of the second part and RICHARD SAVAGE WILSON of Wardington in the County of Oxford Carpenter JOHN OWEN OF Chacombe in the county of Northampton Shoemaker ROBERT SMITH of Cropredy in the County of Oxford Builder and GEORGE SMITH OF Cropredy aforesaid Mason, Trustees of the Temple of Friendship Lodge, Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows of the third part.
WHEREAS in an indenture of Mortgage dated the ninth day of June one thousand eight hundred and eighty one and made between James Roberts Stuchfield of Helmdon aforesaid Gentleman of the one part and the said William Baker (party hereto) of the other part (and hereinafter referred to as the principal Indenture) the freehold hereditaments and premises described and comprised in the schedule hereunder written were granted and conveyed to the use of the said William Baker in fee simple by way of Mortgage for securing the repayment to the said William Baker his executors administrators or assigns on a day long since past of Four hundred and fifty pounds with interest at four pounds per annum and there were therein contained usual Mortgage provisions and covenants.
AND WHEREAS the said James Roberts Stuchfield and on the twentieth day of July One thousand eight hundred and eighty six having by his last Will dated the sixteenth day of April One thousand eight hundred and seventy nine and duly proved on the second day of November One thousand eight hundred and eighty six in the Oxford District Registry of the Probate Division of Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice by the Executors therein named appointed the said Elizabeth Ann Elkington and Edwin Wrighton Trustees and Executors thereof AND WHEREAS the said principal sum of Four hundred and fifty pounds only remains due to the said William Baker in respect of the principal Indenture all interest for the same having been (p)aid up to the date of these presents as the said William Baker hereby declares and the said Elizabeth Ann Elkington and Edwin Wrighton hereby acknowledge AND WHEREAS the said William Baker having required payment of the said sum of Four hundred and fifty pounds the said Elizabeth Ann Elkington and Edwin Wrighton have applied to the said Richard Savage Wilson John Owen, Robert Smith and George Smith to pay the same to the said William Baker which they the said Richard Savage Wilson, John Owen, Robert Smith and George Smith have agreed to do upon having a Transfer of the said Mortgage debt and the securities for the same in manner hereafter appearing NOW this Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance of the said Agreement and in consideration of Four hundred and fifty pounds now paid by the said Richard Savage Wilson, John Owen, Robert Smith and George Smith out of monies belonging to them on a joint account as they do and each of them doth hereby declare to the said William Baker, of which sum the said William Baker acknowledges the receipt, the said William Baker as Beneficial owner assigns to the said Richard Savage Wilson, John Owen, Robert Smith and George Smith the said principal sum of Four hundred and fifty pounds and all other moneys due or owing or to become due or owing under the principal Indenture and the full benefit of the said Indenture with power for the said Richard Savage Wilson, John Owen, Robert Smith and George Smith their executors administrators or assigns in the name or names of the said William Baker his executors or administrators to see and give receipt for the same sum and moneys TO HOLD all the premises unto the said Richard savage Wilson, John Owen, Robert Smith and George Smith absolutely AND the said William Baker hereby as Mortgager grants and conveys to the said Richard Savage Wilson, John Owen, Robert Smith and George Smith and their heirs ALL AND SINGULAR the hereditaments and premises described and comprised on or otherwise subject to the principal Indenture TO HOLD the same unto and to the use of the said Richard Savage Wilson, John Owen, Robert Smith and George Smith in fee simple with the powers and subject to the equities now subsisting by virtue of the principal Indenture IN WITNESS whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first before written
THE SCHEDULE hereinafter referred to:
ALL that Messuage or Tenement now or late in the occupation of Job Burman situate and being in the Village of Sulgrave in the County of Northampton with the malthouse outbuildings garden home close and appurtenances thereto adjoining and belonging AND ALSO all those three several Closes or inclosed Grounds of Meadow or Pasture land now or late in the occupation of the said Job Burman situate in Sulgrave aforesaid at the back of the before mentioned premises which said three several closes comprised the Allotment of Fifteen acres one rood and ten perches which upon the inclosure of the open and common Fields of Sulgrave aforesaid was made to Robert Gardner in lieu of one yard land with commons thereto belonging and all which said premises contain together contain the site of the Buildings Seventeen acres and twenty seven perches or thereabouts
Signed sealed and delivered by the before named William Baker in
The presence of John Matthews Drew
24 Elsham Road, Kensington, London, Gentleman
signed sealed and delivered by the before named Elizabeth Ann Elkington and Edwin Wrighton in the presence if FS Collinge, Clerk to Messrs Kilby and Mace, Solicitors, Banbury
Sulgrave Manor has kindly given permission for the above document to be put on the Helmdon web site.
It was originally transcribed by local historians from documents held by the Manor in their archive and then re-typed.