by Wendy Snarey

(48) Conveyance of Messuage in High Street Tewkesbury – Rev W.B. Holland to Mr Richard Collins – 29th September 1861

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Cover: Conveyance of Messuage in the High Street - 29th September 1861


This Indenture dated 29th September 1861 made between

  1. The Reverend William Buckton Holland Rector of the parish of Brasted in the County of Kent clerk and The Reverend John Murray Holland Rector of the parish of Staunton St John in the County of Oxford clerk
  2. Jane Holland of Brasted aforesaid widow
  3. Richard Collins of Tewkesbury mason and bricklayer

Whereas The Reverend William Woollams Holland late of the City of Chichester clerk deceased being seized in fee simple free from incumbrances except as hereinafter mentioned of a Messuage or Dwelling house and other hereditaments hereinafter described and assured or intended so to be with the appurtenances  departed this life on 17th January 1855 having first duly made and executed his last Will and Testament in writing dated 12th September 1842 whereby after giving certain pecuniary and specific legacies  not in anywise effecting the said hereditaments hereinafter described – he devised and bequeathed the residue of the real and personal property whatsoever and wheresoever  which might belong to him at his decease to his sons the said William Buckton Holland and John Murray Holland their heirs executors and administrators UPON TRUST to convert  and get in such residuary real and personal estate or continue the same in its actual state of investment and lay out and invest  the money to be received as aforesaid in their names in the Public Funds or Government or Real securities in England with liberty to change the same with the written consent of his said wife for any other or other of a like nature

And upon further trust to permit and empower his said wife to receive the annual income of his said residuary real and personal estate or the securities wherever the same should be invested during her life and after her decease he devised and bequeathed his said real and personal estate unto and between his said sons William Buckton Holland and John Murray Holland as tenants in common and their respective heirs and assigns for their own absolute use and benefit 

And the said William Woollams Holland empowered his said sons to give receipts for all moneys to be paid to them by virtue of his Will and he declared that such receipts should exonerate the persons taking the same from seeing to the application of the money therein mentioned – and he appointed his said sons executors of his said Will who duly proved the same in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 2nd February 1856

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And Whereas William Buckton Holland and John Murray Holland pursuant to the trust and directions of the said recited Will Caused the whole of the estate late of the said Testator situate in the Borough of Tewkesbury aforesaid to be put up for sale by Public Auction at the Swan Inn in the said Borough on 31st July last when and where the said Richard Collins became the highest bidder for and was accordingly declared the purchaser of the hereditaments hereinafter described being Lot 5 in the printed particulars  of the said Auction at or for the price or sum of £132 

And Whereas the said Jane Holland has for the greater satisfaction of the said Richard Collins agreed to join in the Conveyance of the said Hereditaments and premises in manner hereinafter expressed

Now this Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance of the premises and in consideration of the sum of £132 to said William Buckton Holland and John Murray Holland ( at the request of the said Jane Holland  testified by her executing these presents) paid by said Richard Collins (receipt acknowledged) – The said William Buckton Holland and John Murray Holland do and each of them doth grant release and convey and the said Jane Holland doth grant release and confirm unto said Richard Collins and his heirs 

All that Messuage or Tenement with the Court Yard and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate in Tewkesbury on the West side of a street there called the High street and having
 A Messuage and premises formerly the property of Joseph Smith and late of George Hayward deceased on the North
And a Messuage and premises of Alfred Robert Tustin on the south
And which said Messuage and premises hereby intended to be assured were heretofore in the occupation Thomas Harris since of George Smith and now of Samuel Hodges as tenants thereof 

Together with all the houses, outhouses etc and the reversion and reversions and remainder and remainders rents issues etc

To hold said Messuage and premises (subject only to the annual Chief Rent of Three Pence payable thereout to the Trustees of the Tewkesbury Municipal Charities  and to the Land Tax payable in respect of the said premises) unto the said Richard Collins  and his heirs and assigns forever 

Covenant by William Buckton Holland and John Murray Holland and Jane Holland that they have done nothing to encumber the property 

Signed by: William Buckton Holland; Joh Murray Holland and Jane Holland

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