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(38) Mortgage of £300 for Messuage and Hereditaments – Mr Joseph Hawkes to Mrs Mary Holland – 4th July 1833

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Cover: Mr Joseph Hawkes to Mrs Mary Holland – Mortgage of a Messuage and Hereditaments in Tewkesbury for securing £300 and interest – 4th July 1833


This Indenture dated 4th July 1833 and made between:

  1. Joseph Hawkes of Tewkesbury gentleman
  2. Mary Holland of Tewkesbury widow

Whereas by Indenture of lease and release dated 21st and 22nd December 1831 made between:

  1. John Ancill of Tewkesbury gentleman 
  2. William Moore of Tewkesbury wine merchant; John Sweet of Tewkesbury tailor; William Eagles of Tewkesbury innkeeper and Sarah his wife
  3. John Pritchard of Tewkesbury hosier
  4. Joseph Hawkes then of Tewkesbury victualler
  5. Thomas Bowers of Tewkesbury grocer
  6. Thomas Player of Tewkesbury gentleman
  7. Samuel Fryzer of Tewkesbury gentleman

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The Messuage or Tenement hereinafter described to be granted and demised were conveyed and assured to the said Joseph Hawkes and his heirs 

To the use of said Joseph Hawkes for his life

To use of Thomas Bowers and his heirs for the life of Joseph Hawkes

To the use of Joseph Hawkes and his heirs forever

And Whereas Joseph Hawkes having occasion for £300 applied to Mary Holland for the same

Now this Indenture Witnesseth that for £300 paid to said Joseph Hawkes by said Mary Holland (receipt acknowledged) he the said Joseph Hawkes hath granted

All that Messuage or Tenement or Dwelling House situate in Tewkesbury in a street there called the High street otherwise Oldbury Street on the North side of the said street formerly in the occupation of William Gardner stone mason since of Richard Heath deceased afterwards of John Pritchard now of Carew Noxon cordwainer having
Messuage or Tenement belonging to the representatives of the late Mary Cooper widow deceased in the occupation of Mary Bassett widow on one side
Messuage or Tenement belonging to the representatives of the late Thomas Holland esq deceased in the occupation of Jeremiah Heath on the other side 
Together with all the Outhouses Buildings etc etc with the Reversion and Reversions and Remainder and Remainders and Rents Issues and profits estate right and title 

To hold to said Mary Holland for 1000 years 

Proviso for redemption of payment by Joseph Hawkes or his heirs of £300 with 5% interest

Covenant by Joseph Hawkes to insure against fire

In default of payment it will be legal for Mary Holland to sell premises

Signed by Joseph Hawkes 

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