Catalogue description Marriage Settlement.   Tripartite Indenture of Release [Lease missing].   Martha Stokes...

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Details of 21789/12
Reference: 21789/12

Marriage Settlement.


Tripartite Indenture of Release [Lease missing].


Martha Stokes the younger of Stanton Drew, spinster, daughter and co-heir of Thomas Stokes late of the same, carpenter decd; John Fifoot of the same yeoman; Alexander Adams of Pensford in parish of Publow yeoman, and John Veale of St. Thomas Pensford carrier.


[Recites]: Thomas Stokes died seised in fee simple of a messuage lands and appurts. which descended to Martha the younger and her sister Sarah Adams subject to dower of his widow Martha the elder.


Trustees to establish a moiety of the premises on marriage of Martha the younger and Fifoot and in cons of 5s. paid, conveyed by bargain and sale by Martha the yr. to them of the previous day, an undivided moiety of the two parts of a messuage called Walters, with grass plots in front a court and other ground with a gate; extending westward to the Pensford-Stanton Drew highway; bounded on N. by the barn of William Codrington of Stanton Drew coleminer and on S. by the wall of one of the grass plots.


And of garden adjoining the south of the messuage bounded on S. by Mr.Hazle's orchard [and by other lands of the same and Codrington on other sides]. All in the parish of Stanton Drew, now held by Martha the elder.


Martha the younger's right to revoke or alter trust during her life.


Signed: Martha Stokes. Mark of John


Fifoot. Alex. Adams.


Seals: four, the same merchant's.


Sealed and delivered.


Endorsed: particulars and date. In the same 19th century hand: The other moiety in AA's wife as coheiress of T.Fifoot.


Query is not the fee in Mrs.Lloyd? or did it descend to Mrs.A's heir at Law? It descended to Hannah and Sarah Adams as the issue of S.Adams, Alex's wife.

Date: 1732 December 1
Held by: Bristol Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

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