by Wendy Snarey

6th June 1877 - Conveyance of a Messuage or Inn, Mr James Walker to Mr William Westfield

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This Indenture made 6th June 1877 between:-
  1. James Walker of Tewkesbury in the County of Gloucester innkeeper
  2. William Westfield of Tewkesbury aforesaid innkeeper

Whereas by an Indenture dated 20th December 1847 made in pursuance of the statute passed in the 4th and 5th years of the reign of Her present Majesty Queen Victoria intituled an Act to render a release as effectual for the conveyance of freehold estates as a lease and release by the same parties between:-

  1. George Edmunds Williams
  2. Ann Holland and Mary  Moore
  3. William Lloyd Chandler
  4. The said James Walker
  5. The said William Lloyd Chandler

After Reciting as therein expressed and for the valuable consideration therein mentioned the said George Edmunds Williams granted bargained sold aliened and released and the said Ann Holland and Mary Moore and William Lloyd Chandler remised released and confirmed the hereditaments and premises therein and hereinafter described and expressed and intended to be hereby assured

To hold unto the said James Walker his heirs and assigns to such uses upon such trusts and to and for such ends intents and purposes and with under and subject to such power provisoes declarations and agreements and charged and chargeable in such manner and form in all respects as the said James Walker should at any time or times thereafter by any deed duly executed appoint and in default of such appointment to the use of the of the said James Walker and his assigns during his natural life without impeachment of waste with a limitation To the use of the said William Lloyd Chandler his executors administrators and assigns during the life of the said James Walker in trust for the said James Walker and his assigns with remainder to the use of the said James Walker his heirs and assigns forever

And Whereas the said James Walker hath agreed with the said William Westfield for the absolute sale to him of the hereditaments and premises hereinafter described and expressed and intended to be hereby assured and the inheritance thereof in fee simple in possession free from incumbrances at the price of £650. 

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Now this Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £650 to the said James Walker paid by the said William Westfield  on or before the execution of these presents (the receipt whereof the said James Walker doth hereby acknowledge and from the same doth hereby release the said William Westfield his heirs and assigns the said James Walker in exercise of the power for the  purpose given to him by the hereinbefore recited Indenture and of all other power (if any) in  anywise enabling him in this behalf doth hereby appoint that the Hereditaments and Premises hereinafter described shall henceforth go remain and be to the use of the said William Westfield his heirs and assigns forever.

And This Indenture also Witnesseth that in further pursuance of the said agreement and for the consideration hereinbefore expressed the said James Walker doth hereby grant convey and assure unto the said William Westfield his heirs and assigns 

All That Messuage Tenement or Dwellinghouse with the Cellars and Outbuildings belonging thereto or occupied therewith situate in the High Street in the Borough of Tewkesbury in the County of Gloucester used as an Inn and called or known by the name or sign of The “Wheatsheaf” and the yard lying behind the same formerly in the occupation of William Hatch but now of the said James Walker which said Messuage Inn and Premises are bounded
On the North by premises belonging to Mr Thomas Chandler and the Old Silk Mill
On the South by premises occupied by Mr Lemuel Jones 
On the East by the said Old Silk Mill 
On the West by the said High Street 

And all the estate right title interest claim and demand whatsoever of the said James Walker in to and upon the said premises and every part thereof.

To Have and to hold the hereditaments and premises hereinbefore described and hereby assured or expressed and intended so to be with the appurtenances unto and to the use of the said William Westfield his heirs and assigns forever.

And the said James Walker doth hereby for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant with the said William Westfield his heirs and assigns that notwithstanding any act deed and thing by him the said James Walker done or executed or knowingly suffered to the contrary he the said James Walker now hath good right to appoint and grant the hereditaments and premises hereby appointed and granted or otherwise assured or expressed or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto and to the use of the said William Westfield his heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid.

And that the said William Westfield his heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time and at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly hols occupy possess ad enjoy the said hereditaments and premises and secure the rents and profits thereof without any lawful eviction interruption claim or demand whatever from or by the said James Walker or any person or persons lawfully or equitably claiming from under or in trust for him.

And that free from all incumbrances whatsoever made or suffered by the said James Walker or any person or persons lawfully or equitably claiming as aforesaid.

And further that he the said James Walker and all persons having or lawfully or equitably claiming any estate or interest in the said hereditaments and premises or any of them or any part thereof from under or in trust for him the said James Walker shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter at the request and cost of the said William Westfield his heirs and assigns do and shall or cause to be done and executed all such acts deeds

and things whatsoever for further and more perfectly assuring in said hereditaments and premises and any part thereof unto and to the use of the said William Westfield his heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid as shall or may be reasonably required.

In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written

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