by Wendy Snarey

17th March 1881 - William Westfield sells the property to Joseph Edge of Ironbridge, pays off William Walker

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This Indenture made 17th March 1881 between:-
  1. James Walker of Tewkesbury in the County of Gloucester gentleman
  2. William Westfield of the same place innkeeper
  3. Joseph Edge of Marnwood Ironbridge in the County of Salop gentleman

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 entituled 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 by an Indenture dated the 6th day of June 1877 and made between

  1. James Walker of Tewkesbury in the County of Gloucester innkeeper
  2. William Westfield of Tewkesbury aforesaid innkeeper
For the valuable consideration therein mentioned the said James Walker in exercise of the powers given to him by the hereinbefore in part recited Indenture appointed that the Hereditaments and premises therein and hereinafter described should thereafter go remain and be to the use of the said William Westfield his heirs and assigns forever. And by the Indenture now in recital the said James Walker granted conveyed and assured the same hereditaments and premises unto and to  the use of the said William Westfield his heirs And assigns forever. 
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And Whereas by an Indenture dated 7th day of June 1877 and made between:
  1. Said William Westfield
  2. Said James Walker
The said William Westfield granted the said hereditaments and premises therein and hereinafter described and expressed and intended to be granted and released unto and to the use of the said James Walker his heirs and assigns forever subject to a proviso for redemption thereof on payment by the said William Westfield his heirs executors administrators or assigns on the 7th day of December then next of the sum of £550 with interest for the same after the rate of £5 per centum per annum as therein mentioned

And Whereas the said William Westfield has agreed with the said Joseph Edge for the absolute sale to him of the hereditaments and premises hereinafter described and expressed and intended to be hereby granted released and conveyed and the inheritance thereof in fee simple in possession free from Incumbrances at the price of £800.

And Whereas the said sum of £550 is still due and owing to the said James Walker upon the security of the hereinbefore lastly recited Indenture all interest thereon having been paid up to the date of these presents.

And Whereas upon the treaty for the said purchase it was agreed that the said sum of £550 should be paid to the said James Walker out of the purchase money.

Now this Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £550 on or before the execution of these presents to the said James Walker paid by the said Joseph Edge upon the request and by the direction of the said William Westfield (testified by his being party to and executing these presents) the receipt whereof the said James Walker doth hereby acknowledge and from the same doth hereby release as well the said William Westfield as also the said Joseph Edge

And also in consideration of the sum of £250 to the said William Westfield at the same time paid by the said Joseph Edge (the receipt and payment in manner aforesaid of which said several sums £550 and £250 making together the full purchase money of £800 the said William Westfield doth hereby acknowledge and from the same doth hereby release and discharge the said Joseph Edge his heirs and assigns

He the said James Walker at the request and by the direction of the said William Westfield testified as aforesaid doth hereby grant and release and the said William Westfield doth hereby grant release and confirm unto the said Joseph Edge his heirs 

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 since of James Walker and now of William Westfield and which said Messuage Inn and Premises are bounded
On the North by premises belonging to Mr Thomas Chandler and the Old Silk Mills
On the South by premises occupied by Mr Lemuel Jones 
On the East by the said Old Silk Mills 
On the West by the said High Street 

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together with all buildings ways waters watercourses cellars rights yards courts sewers drains lights liberties privileges easements and appurtenances whatsoever to the said Messuage and Premises hereinbefore described belonging or in anywise appertaining or usually held or occupied therewith or reputed to belong or be appurtenant thereto. And all the estate right title interest claim and demand whatsoever of them the said James Walker  and William Westfield therein and thereto

To Have and to hold the hereditaments and premises hereinbefore described and hereby granted released and conveyed or expressed and intended so to be with the appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Joseph Edge his heirs and assigns forever freed and absolutely discharged from the said mortgage debt of £550 and all interest for the same and all liens charges claims and demands on account thereof

And the said James Walker doth hereby for himself his heirs executors administrators covenant with the said Joseph Edge his heirs and assigns that he the said James Walker hath not at any time done omitted permitted or knowingly suffered tor been party or privy to any deed matter or thing whatsoever whereby or by reason or means whereof he is prevented from granting and releasing the said hereditaments and premises in manner aforesaid or whereby the same or any part thereof are is can or may be in anywise incumbered

And the said William Westfield doth hereby for himself his heirs executors administrators covenant with the said Joseph Edge his heirs and assigns that notwithstanding any act deed matter or thing whatsoever by him the said William Westfield done or executed or knowingly suffered to the contrary they the said James Walker and William Westfield now have good right title and full power and lawful and absolute authority to grant release and convey the hereditaments and premises hereby granted released and conveyed or expressed and intended so to be unto and to the use of the said Joseph Edge his heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid.

And that the said Joseph Edge his heirs and assigns shall and may at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly possess and enjoy the said hereditaments and premises and receive the rents issues and profits thereof without any lawful eviction interruption claim or demand whatsoever from or by the said William Westfield or any person or persons lawfully or equitably claiming by from through under or in trust for him And that free from all incumbrances whatsoever made or suffered by the said William Westfield or any person or persons or equitably claiming as aforesaid.

And further that he the said William Westfield and all other persons having or lawfully or equitably claiming any estate or interest in the said hereditaments and premises or any part thereof by from through under or in trust for him shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter at the request and cost of the said Joseph Edge his heirs and assigns do and execute or cause to be done and executed all such acts deeds assurances and things whatsoever for further and more perfectly or satisfactorily granting releasing and assuring the said hereditaments and premises and every part thereof unto and to the use of the said Joseph Edge 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

Signed by: James Walker and William Westfield 

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