Lowndes Roll 2

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This document consists of membranes sewn together to form another roll (see also Lowndes Roll 1). They were compiled by William Lowndes, the builder of Winslow Hall, after 1710 and before 1716. Property in Chesham, London and elsewhere is also included. Only the entries relevant to Winslow have been transcribed here. Most of the writing is in English; translated Latin is shown in italics. Other editorial notes are in square brackets.

Rolls of William Lowndes snr part the second

[m.1] It may not be improper in this second part to sett down a short Abstract of the Matters conteyned more at large in the first of my Roll which comprehends a particular of the Estates in my Settlem(en)t of 12th June 1703 made just before the Marriage of my eldest son Robert viz

The Estates at Winslow Greenborough Little Horwood Shipton North Marston and Oving consisting of 115 Acres of Freehold 18 Tenem(en)ts 659 Acres & an half of Copyhold in Winslow and Shipton Com(m)on for 37 Cows in Shipton Cowpasture, the Rectory of Winslow with the Tythes thereof in Winslow and Shipton, the Towne of Winslow with the Mercats and Fairs there and the Mannor of Winslow with its Members in all the said Towns. All which (Excluding a Copyhold Farm consisting of a Messuage and Lands by Estimac(i)on 42 Acres and an half in Shipton and Winslow purchased by Mee from Do(cto)r William Holloway and excepted out of the said Settlement) did cost £16027.1s.11d And in the said former Roll there are sett down particularly how many Acres of Freehold and how many Houses and acres of Copyhold were in each purchase made by Mee what sume I gave for each part of the Premisses, of whome the Same were bought respectively, with references to two Books in folio marked A and B in which several of my Munim(en)ts are entred, setting down also what particular Entailes & Trusts were treated or made by Me of several parts of the Premisses before my said Settlement of 12th June 1703, how the same were bard or revoked, and many other Observac(i)ons are made concerning all or the respective parcels worthy to be remembred as appeares in presses 1. 2. 3. 4. 5

The Estate at Shendley consisting of a Messuage and 53 Acres which cost £850: press 6.

The Substance of my Settlement of 12th June 1703 press 6. 7.

The Cost of the new House at Winslow with the Outhouses Gardens etc. referring to a particular Account amounting to £6585.10s.2¼d press 7.

A Schedule of diverse Copys of Court Roll and other muniments concerning the Copyhold Estates in that first Roll press 8. 9.

A Schedule of the Writings concerning certain Freehold Estates in that Roll viz. The Berry Lands pr. 9 Tucky Mead 10. 11. & Reveham 11.

Concerning a Bundle of Counterparts of Under Leases press 11.

A Schedule of Writings concerning the Mannor Towne & Rectory of Winslow w(i)th the Parsonage Close & 8 Acres laid to the Manor by Mr Goodwyn pr. 11. 12. 13

The like concerning the Estate at Shendley pr. 13. 14.

The porc(i)on of £4000 of Mrs. Margaret Atcherley in Marriage with my eldest Son Robert being agreed to be laid out in purchasing more lands to be Settled to the Uses to which the Manor of Winslow was settled, £2200 thereof since the Marriage was laid out in purchasing Broughton Farm County Bucks the Title to which Farm is derived in press 14. 15. And £1332.5s.0d more thereof in purchasing Pond Close at Stoke Mandeville County Bucks, the Title to w(hi)ch Close is derived in press 15. 16. And  £467.15s.0d (residue of the said Portion) was in the Year 1710 layd out in purchasing from Joseph Dandridge several Copyholds at Winslow as in press 16. 17. of the first part of my Principal Roll

[m.2] A Particular of my Estates not comprehended in my Family Settlement bearing date the 12th of June 1703 whether the same were purchased before or since the said Settlement. Viz.

[signed] Wm Lowndes

Freehold, Copyhold Price Vendors
Estates at Winslow and Shipton
One Mesuage and 40 acres in Shipton & 2 acres & halfe in Winslow with common for Seaven Cows £550.0.0 Dr. Wm Holloway

This Messuage and these 42 Acres and an half are entirely excepted out of my said Settlement of 12 June 1703. The Messuage and 40 Acres in Shipton did anciently belong to W(illia)m Glenister whose son & heir (W(illia)m Glenister) was admitted 11 Oct(ober) 18 Charles I (No.1) and were by Edward White and Richard Glenister (son of W(illia)m Glenister) on 12 December 1656 surrendred (No. 2) To the use of Thomas Holloway for life, & after his decease To the use of Elizabeth his Wife for her life And after the deceases of the said Thomas & Elizabeth To the use of the heires of their two Bodys begotten And for want of such issue To the use of the right heires of the Survivor of them for ever. The two Acres and an half in Winslow did form(er)ly belong to Henry Pym who on 7th Oct(ober) 1657 (No. 3) surrendered the same To the use of the said Thomas Holloway and Elizabeth his Wife for their  Lives and the life of the longest liver of them And after their deceases To the use of the heires of the said Thomas for ever An Admittance to the s(ai)d Mesuage and 42½ acres (No.4) upon death of Eliz(abeth) Holloway  (who survived her husband) was
on 9th April 1696 granted to Mr W(illia)m Holloway who sold the same to mee and on 31st March 1703 he suffered a Recovery thereof (No.5) describing the same by Buttals & Boundarys and w(i)th the Com(m)on for 7 Cows in Shipton Cowpasture there unto belonging and all other his Lands holden of the Manor of Winslow To the use of myself & my heires for ever And at a Court holden on 1st & 2nd Oct(ober) 1703 (No. 6) I surrendred the same To the uses of my Will.

NB the Numbers referr to the Surrenders Admittances etc. w(hic)h are among my Writings of these Estates.
One Mesuage Malthouse & Orchard in Winslow £170.0.0 Jno Stutsbery and his Mortgagee

This is a tiled house in Winslow w(i)th a good Maulting and an Orchard thereto belonging. On 20th April 1692 John Stutsberry and Eliz(abeth) his wife suffered a Recovery (No.7) of the said Mesuage Malthouse and Orchard (with an Acre of Swerd ground then belonging thereunto) To the use of him the said John & his heires And at a Court holden on 1st & 2nd Oct(ober) 1703 W(illia)m Gyles (who had a Mortgage on the Premisses) with the said John Stutsbery & Elizabeth his Wife Surrendred (No. 8) the said Mesuage Malthouse & Orchard To the use of Me and my heires And at the same Court (No. 8) I surrendred the same To the uses of my Will.

Three Rods in Shipton   Jno Seaton & his Wife John Seaton Yeoman & Elizabeth his wife (I take it She was one of the Daughters of W(illia)m Wyat dec(eas)ed) did on 29th March 1705 out of Court surrender (No. 10) this Land by the Name of a Toft upon which a Cottage formerly stood & the Close or Backside thereto adjoining conteyning by estimac(i)on three fourth parts of an acre more or less To the use of Mee & my heires And on the 3 July 1706 I & my wife Rebeccah did surrender (No. 11) the same (inter alia) To the uses of my Will And this Ground is laid into the homestall late of Holloway to inlarge it.
[Note: Lowndes was wrong; John Seaton's first wife was a Wyat but Elizabeth was his second wife.]
Lands conteyn by estimac(i)on 18 Acres & ½ in Shipton £216.0.0 Wm Townesend & Wife and Jane Townesend Widdow

These Lands were admeasured by myself Anno 1705 and I found them to conteyne by measure 15 Acres and 20 Perches as in the Paper (No.14) Ten Acres of the estimated quantity were on 24th April 1679 Surrendred (No. 15) by Wm Townesend and Jane his wife by particular Abuttals & other descripc(i)ons to the use of Henry Townesend (Son of the said William) & the heires of the said Henry for ever Under a Condicon that Henry & his heires should pay to his said Father & Mother during their lives & the life of the longer liver of them £5 p(er) Annum, Six Acres and an half more of the said estimated quantity did formerly belong to Elizabeth Sheffield and John Sheffield who on 24th April 1679 did Surrender (No. 16) the same (inter alia) to the Use of the said Henry Townesend and his heires And two Acres Remainder of the said estimated quantity did formerly belong to Thomas Elliot who on 11th April 1684 did Surrender (No. 17) the same by particular descripc(i)ons to the Use of the said Henry Townesend and his heires And the said Jane Townesend Henry Townesend and Mary his Wife did make a Surrender (No. 18) which was presented in Court on 21st June 1706 of the s(ai)d Lands conteyning by estimac(i)on ten Acres by particular descripc(i)ons and all other Lands which W(illia)m Townesend & Wife on or about the said 24th April 1679 Surrendred to the Use of Henry & his heires under the said Condic(i)on to pay £5 p(er) Annu(m) (which with the Arrears thereof are hereby extinguished) The said Six Acres and an half by particular descripc(i)ons and all other Lands late of Elizabeth and John Sheffield which then belonged to the said Henry Townesend and the said two Acres (now a Close) which were of Thomas Elliot adjoyning to Shipton Cowpasture To the Use of Me and my heires And on the said third July 1706 I and my Wife Rebeccah did [m.2] Surrender the same (inter alia) To the Uses of my Will by the Content of 18 Acres more or less in the said Surrender (No. 11) which was presented in Court on 21st Oct(ober) 1706.

Bradford Piece by estimac(i)on 12 Acres of Meadow & half an Acre at Nantditch Both in Winslow & 20 Acres lying dispersedly in Shipton fields w(i)th one Cow Com(m)on in the Cow Pasture there £300.0.0 Mr. Joseph Daundridge & his Wife

The Meadow or Pasture Ground called Bradford Piece conteyns by Admeasurement but 8 Acres & a rood or thereabouts as appeares (No.19) The same since I can remember did belong to my Father Mr Robert Lowndes who Sold it to Thomas Tun, who with others Sold it to W(illia)m Retchford Clerk, and Mr Retchford on 18th Oct(ober) 1682 Surrendred (No.20) the same & the half Acre at Nantditch To the Use of Francis Woodcocke Gent & his heires Upon the death of Francis his Son William Woodcock was found to be his heire, at a Court holden 8th & 9th June 1683 (No.21) And at a Court holden 15th April 1691 It was found that William Woodcock on 2nd February preceding Surrendred (No.22) Bradford Piece & the \said/ half acre To the use of himself and Mary his Wife, & the heires of the longer liver of them, And Mary being Survivor was admitted, and on 20th April 1692 Surrendred (No.23) the same to the Use of Mr Joseph Dandridge and Martha his Wife and the right heires of the said Joseph for ever with a Bond (No.24) from Mary Woodcock to indempnifie ag(ains)t the thirds of Jane Benson formerly Wife of Francis Woodcock dec(eas)ed And as to the remaining 20 Acres and one Cows Common lying in Shipton it appeares that on 20th April 1692 Charles Bowler & Jane his Wife did Surrender (No.25) the same by particular Metes bounds and descripc(i)ons To the use of the said Joseph Dandridge & Martha his Wife & the right heires of the said Joseph forever And at a Court holden on 21st June 1706 the Homage presented a Surrender (No. 26) made by Mr Joseph Daundridg & Martha his Wife out of Court on 19th February p(re)ceding of the said Bradford Piece, and half Acre, and 20 Acres & Cows Com(m)on (all particularly described) and of all Lands and Hereditaments which Joseph Daundridg & Wife purchased from Charles Bowler & Wife and Mary Woodcock or any of them within the Fields or Precincts of Winslow & Shipton To the Use of myself & my heires And on the said 3rd July 1706 I & my wife Rebeccah did Surrender the same (inter alia) To the Use of my Will in the s(ai)d Surrender (No. 11)

Thirteen Acres and an half in Winslow £161.1.6 Augustine Seaton Mary his Wife & Eliza(beth) Seaton his Mother

I have made a particular derivac(i)on of the Title to those 13½ Acres (No.27) an Abstract whereof is as follows On 8th Oct(ober) 1661 Hugh Seaton Surrendred (No. 28) a Mesuage & 20 Acres in the precincts of Winslow by particular descripc(i)ons To the Use of his Son Richard Seaton & Elizabeth his wife & the heires of the said Richard for ever, At a Court holden 30th Sept(ember) & 1st & 2nd Oct(ober) 1674 Edward Hobcroft & his wife Surrendred (No.28) half an Acre by like descripc(i)on to the Use of the said Richard Seaton & his heires On 11th April 1684 (No. 29) Richard Seaton Surrendred ten Acres (ill described) part of the said 20 Acres to the Use of himself & his said Wife for their lives & the longer liver And after their deceases To the Use of Richard Seaton (their Son) and Anne his wife & the heires of their bodys begotten And for default of such issue To the Use of the heires of the body of the said Richard the Son And for default of such issue To the use of the heires of the said Richard Seaton the father for ever On 15 April 1691 (No. 30) Richard Seaton Sen(ior) Elizabeth his Wife Richard Seaton Jun(ior) & Anne his Wife, Suffer a Recovery in the Court Baron of the said mesuage and ten acres which were entayled To the Use of Richard Seaton Sen(ior) & Elizabeth his wife for their lives & the longer liver And after their deceases To the use of Richard Seaton jun(ior) & Anne his Wife for their lives & after their deceases or the decease of the said Anne To the Use of the said Richard Seaton jun(ior) & his heires for ever, On 15 April 1691 Richard Seaton Sen(ior) & Eliza(beth) his wife Richard Seaton jun(ior) & Anne his wife Sell & Surrender Seven Acres next Reveham (whereof one half had been in the said Entail now cutt off) to mee & my heires for £70 paid them and these Seven Acres are comprehended in my Family Settlement of 12th June 1703 On 26 Oct(ober) 1696 Richard Seaton Sen(ior) & Eliza(beth) his wife Richard Seaton jun(ior) & Anne his Wife Surrender (No.31) the said Mesuage & six Acres & an half (being the rest of the ten Acres which had been entayled) To the use of Me & my heires Upon Condic(i)on That if Richard Seaton Sen(ior) or Eliza(beth) his wife Should pay to mee £157.10.0 on 27 Oct(ober) 1697 Then to the use of the said Richard Seaton Sen(ior) & Eliza(beth) his wife for their lives & the longer liver, and after their deceases To the right heires of Richard Seaton the elder for ever (Note the Equity of Redemption is reserved wholy to Richard the elder and his Wife) And the said Richard the elder repaid thirty pounds part of the Principal on 22nd July 1699 and all Interest due to 27th April 1702 as appears by an Account (No.32). On 13th Oct(ober) 1704 Richard Seaton Sen(ior) & Eliza(beth) his wife in open Court Surrender (No.33) all their Estate and Equity of Redempc(i)on in the Mesuage in which they dwelt and all the lands therewith used, and all other their Lands Holden by Copy of Court roll of the Mannor of Winslow To the use of themselves for their lives & the longer liver And after their deceases To the use of Augustine Seaton (another Son of Richard the elder) & Mary his wife And the heires of the said Augustine for ever And on 25th June 1707 (No. 34) Augustine Seaton Mary his wife & Eliza(beth) Seaton widdow of the said Richard the elder now dec(eas)ed Surrender absolutely the Six Acres & an half which were mortgaged and their other seven acres which were not in the said Mortgage in all 13½ Acres by particular descripc(i)ons To the use of me & my heires And on the same day (No.35) they gave a receipt for the Purchase Money vizt By principal resting due on the said Mortgage £120 & by Interest thereof at 4 P(er) Cent then resting due from 27th April 1704 till 25th June 1707 (being three Yeares and Fifty nine days) £18.19.4 and by money now paid them by myself £21.0.8 in all £160 besides a Guinea given to the Wife of Augustine. And on the same day I & Rebeccah my wife Surrendred (No.36) the said 13 Acres & an half To the uses of my Will.

Two Acres in Coldham al(ia)s Coldine furlong 31.0.0 Thomas Whiting & Ux(or) At a Court holden on 19th May 23 Charles II [1671] Henry Wyat Surrendred (No.37) one Acre then arrable in Oldmill field upon Coldine Furlong (the land of the said Henry Wyat south) To the use of Francis Dassett & his heires, At a Court holden on 21st June 1706 Robert Dorsett & Grace Dorsett Widd(ow) (I take them to be the Son & Relict of the said Francis Dassett) Surrendred (No.38) Six Ridges lying together conteyning by estimac(i)on two Acres in Coldine Furlong (the lands of Mrs Eliza(beth) Merwyn south) To the use of Thomas Whiting & Elizabeth his wife & their heires And at a Court holden on 21st 22th & 23th Apr(il) 1708 Thomas Whiting & Eliza(beth) his wife Surrendred (No.39) the same to th(e) use of Mee & my heires
One Mesuage now two Tenements in Sheep Street 140.0.0 Thomas Foster et Ux(or) Thomas Foster and Elizabeth his wife on 11th April 1709 Surrendred this Mesuage with Ingress & Egress by the gateway between the same and a Mesuage of Benjamin Bigg for all Carts horses & cattle (except Hostry Horses & Sheep, And Except Liberty of taking water at the well there) To the use of Mee & my heires for Security of £50 & interest, which Surrender was presented at \a/ Court holden on 9th May 1709 And the said Foster & Ux(or) on 14 F(e)br(uary) 1709 Surrendred the same againe to the use of Mee & my heires for Security of another £50 & interest, which Surrender was presented at a Court holden on 13th 14th & 15th Oct(ober) 1709 And on the [blank] day of [blank] They Surrendred the same absolutely To the use of Mee & my heires
[referring to property described in table below] 1st. As to this Mesuage. It appears that on 8 Jan(uary) 23 Charles II [1672] Thomas Elliot was admitted upon a Surrender made on the 10th July preceding into the hands of Edmund \West/ Steward by Mr. Robert Lowndes & Elizabeth his Wife (my Father and Mother) of two hades in Rye Furlong To the Use of Thomas Elliot and his heires which were layd into the Orchard of the said Mesuage And on the [blank] day of [blank] the said Thomas Elliot and Frances his Wife Surrenderd the said Mesuage with the Orchard and Garden thereto belonging To the use of his Brother William Elliot and Ann his Wife and their Heires.
[m.2] 2ly.  As to these 40 Acres. On 9th July 1662 William Hogson Katherine his Wife & Charles Stamford Surrendred these Lands describing them particularly by the Furlongs in which they Severally lye and by their Abuttals (as p(er) the Copy of Court roll among my Writings appears) To the Use of Elizabeth Norton and her heires On Condition for paym(en)t of £200 and Interest And she was Admitted paying rent 9s 6d p(er) annu(m) fine £3 16s. And on 28th April 1663 W(illia)m Hogson Katherine his Wife and Elizabeth Norton Spinster Surrendred the same Lands by like descriptions (as by another Copy of Court roll among my Writings doth appear) To the use of Stephen Young and his heires On Condition for paym(en)t of £200 and Interest, and he was admitted paying the like fine and rent, And on 21th Octob(e)r 1687 John Barksdale of London Merchant and Sarah his Wife (who claymed under Young) Sufferd a Com(m)on Recovery of all their Customary Lands in Winslow and Shipton conteyning 39 acres more or lesse (being the same Lands Since called forty acres) To the use of the said William Elliot and Anne his Wife for their lives and the life of the longer Liver of them And after their Deceases To the use of the right heires of the same William Elliot for ever paying the same fine and rent
3ly. Concerning as well the said Mesuage as the said forty Acres. There are among my Writings (1) The probate of the Will of William Elliot (who Survived his Wife) dated 13 Sept(ember) 1706 in Writing publisht in presence of Three Witnesses who Subscribed in his presence whereby he devised all his Copyholds in Winslow and Shipton To the Use of Joseph Dandridge and his heires, charging the same and particularly these 40 acres with the paym(en)t of several Legacys therein menc(i)oned, in which general Devise this Mesuage and these 40 Acres are comprehended inter al(ia) (2) A Copy of Court roll dat(ed) 28 Aug(us)t 1710 Importing That the Homage found That the said William Elliot since the last Court dyed Seizd (inter alia) of this Mesuage and these 40 acres And that before his death and since the last Court to wit on 20th April then last past he Surrendred the same into the hands of W(illia)m Shelton Sen(ior) & Philip Bud Customary Tenants to the Use of his Will And then the Homage found his said Will verbatim whereupon Joseph Dandridge ^as devisee^ was admitted (inter alia) to the same Mesuage and 40 acres. (3) A writing bearing date the 25th August 1710 wherein Joseph Dandridge agreed (inter alia) to Surrender (for £397) this Mesuage w(i)th the Orchard and Garden thereto belonging and the said 40 acres to the Use of mee and my heires. (4) A Copy of Court roll dated 28th August 1710 Importing that Joseph Dandridge and Martha his Wife did Surrender the same To the Use of mee and my heires. Fine £4 3s. Rent p(er) annu(m) 10s 1d.
Memd at the same time that this Mesuage and these 40 Acres were purchased by mee for my owne Use and for £397 of my owne money There were purchased by my Consent from Joseph Dandridge (for £467.15s being the remainder of the Porc(i)on money of Margaret Wife of my eldest Son Robert) other Copyholds in Winslow, viz(ilet) The Closes called Groveleys, a Mesuage in occupac(i)on of William Shelton, a Mesuage and Little Close in occupac(i)on of Sarah Hunt and a Cottage in occupac(i)on of Samuel Arnet, All wh(i)ch Copyholds so purchased for the said £467.15s. are Settled To the Use of my Son Robert and his Wife with Remaynders over (by way of Trust) according to my said Settlem(en)t of 12th June 1703 more largely noted in the first part of my Roll

The information below concerning William Lowndes' purchase from Joseph Dandridge is also given in Lowndes Roll 1.

One Mesuage
in Winslow in
occupac(i)on
of Peter
Goldsworth
and 40 acres
in Winslow
and Shipton in occupac(i)on
of Thomas
Hendley
397.0.0 Joseph
Dand
eridg &
Ux Ao 1710
The whole Purchase mony as well for the said Copyholds bought for my Son & Daughter as those bought for myself amting: to £864.15.0 was agreed to be paid to the persons following. Vizt :
To Anne Dandridg Mothr of Joseph for a Legacy £10.0.0
To Francis Dandridg her Son for a Legacy £20.0.0
To George Dandrig her Son for a Legacy £20.0.0
To Anne Big one of her Daughters for a Legacy £20.0.0
To Mary Pursel her Daughter for a Legacy £20.0.0


To Wm. Dandridg Son of the Said Anne a Legcy £20.0.0



To the said Joseph Daundridge £554:15:0
The Paymnts: have been made and Receipts and Releases given as is underwritten Vizt.


These five Legacys were paid on 29th Augst: 1710 as appearsby a deed under the hands and Seals of Anne Dandridg Francis Dandridg George Dandrig Christopher Big Anne his Wife Wm. Pursel & Mary his Wife owning ye rect. of these Legacys & releasing all right to ye premisses

This Legacy was p(ai)d to him on 29th Novr 1710 NS in Holland As appears in a deed owning his Receipt of the money and releasing all his right to the premisses

This Sum was paid into his owne hands on 2d. 7br 1710 as by his receipt endorsed on the Articles doth appear







£90.0.0




£20.0.0


£554:15:0
  To Thomas Pickfatt a Legacy of £20.0.0
To Mary Pickfatt a Legacy o f£30.0.0
These two Legacys were paid on 2d. Xbr 1710 as p(er) Another Receipt endorsed on the Articles doth appear 50:00:00
To William Elliot Son of Joseph Elliot Brother
of the Testator for his Legacy as soon as he
should execute a Release for the same and of£50.0.0
all his right and Demand in the premisses

To Joseph Dandrig £100 more when he Should
have made and perfected a Sufficient Security
agt the yearly Sum of £5 by ye Said Will devised
to Elizabeth Slade for her life and agt aLegacy£100.0.0
of £100 to her Child or Children payable after
her death and against all demands on the
premisses by the Said Slade or her Children
This William Son of Joseph Elliot lived in Ireland and (it is Said) went as a Soldier into Spain Notice has been given of his Legacy in the Dublin Gazett but he not appearing. At the request of Joseph Daundridg this fifty pounds and the Sum of one hundred pounds menc(i)oned in the last Article on the other Side were on 3d July 1711 paid by mee to the saidJoseph Dandridge (as appears by his Receipt on the Said Articles endorsed) upon his giving the security undermenc(i)oned
£150:0:0
Total . . . £854:15:0
Total . . .
£854:15:0

For Securing all the said Copyholds (as well those settled by way of Trust as my owne) ag(ainst) the said Legacy of Fifty pounds to William Son of Joseph Elliot and the said five pounds p(er) annu(m) payable to Elizabeth Slade during her life and the said one hundred pounds to her Children (if any) with Interest from her death The said Joseph Daundridg by an Indenture dated the 3rd July 1711 doth demise to mee Three acres of arrable in occupac(i)on of John Jenings Wharfinger in Rotherfield Grays Com(itatus) Oxon and a plot of Meadow or Pasture in Remenham Com(itatus) Berks at the east end of Hendly Bridg (more particularly described in the first part of my Roll) Habend(um) from the feast of the Nativity of St. John Baptist then last past for 500 years without Impeachm(en)t of wast, Upon Condition to be voyd If Joseph Daundridg his heires Executo(r)s or Administrato(r)s shall pay to the said William Elliot the Legatee his Executo(rs) Administrato(rs) or Assignes his said Legacy of Fifty poundes when the same shalbe lawfully demanded And shall upon paym(en)t thereof procure from him or his heires such Release as was prescribed by the said Agreem(en)t and deliver the same to mee or my heires, And shall pay to the said Elizabeth Slade the said yearly Sum of Five pounds during her life as the same shall become due, And shall pay to her Child or Children (if she shall dye having such) the said Legacy of One hundred pounds and the Interest thereof as is prescribed by the said Will And shall Indempnifie the Trustees and those for whom they are a Shalbe entrusted as also mee and my heires and all our Lands etc. ag(ainst) the said Legacy of £50 and the said Annuity of £5 and the said Legacy of £100 and all Interest thereof and all demands concerning the same, With general Covenants and a Bond to performe Covenants, And a Receipt is endorsed there upon for the said £50 and £100 so paid being the Remaynder of the whole purchase money of £864.15s.0d above menc(i)oned, Every part whereof (as it was paid) is endorsed on the said Articles which remayne among my Writings, with a Lease and Release from Martha Laine to Joseph Daundridg and his heires (for £60) of the said three acres in Rotherfield Grays and a Lease and Release from Do(ctor) John Cawley to Joseph Daundridg and his heires (for £90) of the said Meadow in Remenham.

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