by Wendy Snarey

(34) Release of Several Messuages – the Estate of Thomas Woollams deceased – 31st July 1814

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On Cover: Release of several Messuages – estate of Rev Thomas Woollams deceased – 31st July 1814


Release of several Messuages and premises at Tewkesbury IN TRUST for purposes within mentioned – Thomas Holland esq and wife; Mr Thomas A. Holland and wife and The Rev Woollams Holland and wife to Messrs John Moore and Samuel Jones

Indenture made 31st July between:-

  1. Thomas Holland of Tewkesbury esq and Margaret his wife; Thomas Andrew Holland of Tewkesbury gent and Ann his wife and The Rev William Woollams Holland of Chichester Sussex clerk and Jane his wife
  2. John Moore of Tewkesbury wine merchant and Samuel Jones of Tewkesbury gent

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WHEREAS Thomas Woollams late of Tewkesbury esq deceased was at the time of his decease seized of the premises described and Whereas Thomas Woollams by his last Will and Testament dated 18th December 1809 bequeathed all his Messuages etc unto his brother Andrew Woollams of Tewkesbury haberdasher, the said Thomas Holland, said Thomas Andrews Holland and said William Woollams Holland for their own property absolutely in Four equal portions as tenants in common – will proved at Canterbury

AND WHEREAS Andrew Woollams departed this life on [blank] in the lifetime of testator leaving Thomas Holland, Thomas Andrew Holland and William Woollams Holland surviving – the devise of Andrew Woollams became void.

AND WHEREAS the testator departed this life on 20th January 1813 the estate now vested in Thomas Holland, Thomas Andrew Holland and William Woollams Holland

AND WHEREAS said Thomas Holland, Thomas Andrew Holland and William Woollams Holland have agreed with Edward Reddell of Tewkesbury printer for absolute sale of a part of devise of messuage wherein said Thomas Woollams in his life time dwelt for £800

AND WHEREAS said Thomas Holland, Thomas Andrew Holland and William Woollams Holland hath agreed all Messuages  etc except said messuage shall be conveyed to said John Moore and Samuel Jones to be disposed.


ALL THAT MESSUAGE some time since used and occupied as two Messuages or half Burgage to the same and formerly in one tenement and in the possession of James Kingsbury the elder tailor deceased afterwards of his son James Kingsbury the younger tailor since of Joseph Heath late of James Kingsbury hosier and now of William Causon hosier – together with the court, garden, and appurtenances situate in High Street

between messuage formerly of William Walker shoemaker afterwards of Joseph Smith stockingframe knitter and now of Thomas Elliott on North side – and messuage formerly in possession of Nicholas Allen afterwards of [blank] Grimshaw since of Daniel Insoll baker and now of Richard Heath on South side – extending from street to land in possession of Robert Butler since of said Insoll baker and now belonging to the poor alms people of Tewkesbury – which said messuage were by Indenture of Lease and Release 7th / 8th January 1788 between Giles Greenaway of City of Gloucester esq and Thomas Woollams granted and conveyed to Thomas Woollams forever.

[The above mentioned Messuage is 28 High Street]

AND ALSO ALL THOSE TWO Messuages formerly one messuage with the workshop garden and appurtenances adjoining and lying in an Alley called Hodges Alley in High Street late in the tenure of John Moore after of William Pritchard since of John Elton and now of Esther Darke and Richard Cleavely tenants thereof – having messuage formerly of mercy Steel spinster and now of Ann Mills on east and a messuage formerly in occupation of Mary May now of John Steight on west together with free ingress and egress up and down alley and also use of pump in alley together with owners and occupiers of houses in same alley – which said messuage was bought by Thomas Woollams of William Randle collar maker.

AND ALSO all that messuage with garden belonging formerly in the occupation of [blank] Stevenson widow and now of [blank] Roberts widow as tenant situate in Barton Street at bottom of an Alley called Face's Alley leading from said street to Oldbury field – having messuage in occupation of [blank] on North behind the same and a garden in occupation of [blank] on South in front thereof and which last mentioned premises were purchased by Thomas Woollams from Samuel Yarnold of Tewkesbury Stockingframe knitter

To have and to hold to John Moore and Samuel Jones IN TRUST and Thomas Holland and wife, Thomas Andrew Holland and wife and William Woollams Holland and wife did in Trinity levy fine to John Moore and Samuel Jones  of – 10 Messuages; 5 barns; 5 stables' 6 outhouses; 10 gardens; One acre of land and common of pasture

Now it is agreed by them - Thomas Holland and Margaret his wife, Thomas Andrew Holland and Ann his wife and William Woollams Holland and Jane his wife that Messuages etc given on trust and that John Moore and Samuel Jones will by Public Auction sell and divide proceeds amongst Thomas Holland, Thomas Andrew Holland. William Woollams Holland.

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