Catalogue description Trust deed (lease and release)

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Details of P75/25/5-6
Reference: P75/25/5-6
Title: Trust deed (lease and release)

1) To Rev. Thomas Pearse, clerk, Vicar of Harlington, John Dear, and John Foll, farmers, both of Harlington and Churchwardens


2) Joseph Mead of Tinker's Hole, Wing, Bucks., yeoman, the surviving trustee


3) Thomas Pearse, the Rev. Edward Lindsell of Broom, clerk, William Dodge Cooper Cooper of Highgate Middx., Esq.,


William Cooper Cooper of Toddington Esq., the said John Dear and the said John Foll, Richard Parker of Harlington, farmer, John Abbott of Flitwick, farmer, John Clare of Harlington, farmer, and Joseph Morris Wilson of Harlington, farmer


Whereas: by an Inquisition or Decree made at Ampthill 6 November 35 Chas II [1683] by virtue of a Commission under the Great Seal upon the Statute of Charitable uses, it was found that the several pieces of land had time out of mind been given for the relief of the poor and other Charitable uses within the town of Harlington, and that the inhabitants had enjoyed the same being of the value of £5 9s. per annum, that Sir Francis Wingate or his ancestors of Mrs. Lettice Wingate for 40 years then last past had held possession and received the rents and profits of the said lands paying yearly to the Churchwardens of the parish 4 nobles and no more, that Sir Francis Wingate and Mrs. Lettice Wingate appealed to Chancery, it was declared that the said lands did belong to the Town of Harlington and the profits thereof from the time when Sir Francis Wingate and Mrs. Lettice Wingate had paid the last rent, and it was ordered that Sir Francis Wingate and Lettice Wingate should execute a Conveyance to the then Trustees of the Charity, and the Trustees should execute a lease to Sir Francis Wingate, his heirs and assigns for 1000 years at a rent of £5 9s. per annum, payable to the use of the poor etc.


RECITES: Lease and release of 24/25 December 1685 and the descent of the property by various conveyances down to the Lease and Release 10/11 June 1791 [recited]


RECITES: Inclosure Award dated 15 November 1810 by which the Commissioners allotted and awarded to Elizabeth Jennings, Spinster (now the wife of George Pearse of Harlington), and vested property in her for the residue of the term of 1000 years, and in lieu of lands thentofore lying in the open and common fields awarded a plot of land (3a. 39p) in Pardon Way, and another plot in Pardon Way (3a. 3r. 22p.)


WHEREAS: Joseph Mead in the only surviving Trustee




2) at the direction etc. of 1), grants to 3)


- all that plot of ground (no. 193 on the Inclosure plan) lying in Pardon Way, Harlington (3a. 3r. 22p.), bounded


:NE. parish of Westoning


:SE. 3rd allotment to the Vicar


:SW. Ampthill and Woburn road


:NW. the next described allotment


- all that other plot of ground (no. 194 on the plan) lying in Pardon Way, Harlington, (3a. 39p.), bounded


:NE. the parish of Westoning


:SE. the last described allotment


:SW. Ampthill and Woburn road


Both plots now in occ. of the said George Pearse


To hold for the residue of the term of 1000 years to the use of the poor of Harlington


Witnesses: John Pearse, Solicitor, Dunstable, Bedford Evan Jones, Clerk to Mr. Pearse, Solr, Dunstable, Beds.


Seals: 4 applied


Signatures: 1) and 2)

Date: 6/7 December 1839
Held by: Bedfordshire Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

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