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London Deeds

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London Deeds
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Six bundles:-

Bundle 6. Deeds, mostly assignments, mortgages, leases, conc. a messuage used as two tenements next to the Grey Hound tavern in the Strand near Charing Cross; 1676-1781. The tenements were part of nine owned by Westminster Abbey (history recited in the first deed). The residue of a lease was assigned to John Brocket from John Lewin, 1685; the lease was subsequently renewed to William Brocket. Some leases with schedules of fittings.

Bundle 7. Extracts from court rolls of the manor of Hampstead (mostly views of frankpledge), conc. a messuage and lands in Kilburn Lane, Hampstead, with one bond and two leases; 1598-1781. The reversion of the tenancy came to Rebecca Trunkett, afterwards wife of Richard Brocket (see the marriage certificate in Bundle 8); to Richard Brocket via a recovery, mentioned 1719; and later to William Brocket, 1784.

Bundle 8. Three leases relating to a messuage in St Michael Queenhithe, described (1669) as new built in brick (after the Great Fire), and called the Harrow (1740); 1669, 1740, 1775. The messuage had come to William Brocket by 1755 (note to him inside the 1740 lease). Together with Brocket family papers:- Certificate, dated 7 Oct. 1724, of the marriage of Richard Brocket and Rebecca Trunkett in St Botolph without Bishopsgate, 6 Jan. 1717/18, and certificate of the admission of William Brocket as a solicitor, 18 Nov. 1730.

Bundle 9. Probate wills, etc., 1584-1784, with a judgment in a suit, 1732, on behalf of creditors of Henry Heron, deceased (53pp. ) and two complaints relating to a will, 1851, 1852. The wills are of:- Edward Collins of Biddenden, Kent, 1584; Henry Wrench of Hampstead, 1597; Elizabeth Mills of Berkway, Herts., 1687, proved 1693 (relating to lands in Bundle 7 and mentioning Rebecca Trunkett as a grand-daughter); Marie Spyre of London, 1694, probate, 1700; letters of administration to the principal creditor of John Saers of St Giles in the Fields, 1704; fragment of will of John Rogers, temp. Queen Anne; letters of administration of the estates of Elizabeth Brookes of Camerton, Somerset, to her father, 1735; Richard Brocket of St Clement Danes, will dated 31 Oct. 1754, probate to Susanna Lewis, surviving executrix, 18 June 1755; Sarah Henchman of St Giles Cripplegate, 1770, probate to William Brocket, 1771; second probate of will and codicil of Susan Lewis of Kensington, 1781, 1782, probate, 1784.

Bundle 10. Miscellaneous deeds, mostly relating to lands outside London; 1618-1719. As follows:-

(1) Quitclaim by Sir Thomas Josselyn of Dartford, Kent, relating to lands in Essex, 1618;-

(2) Tripartite agreement relating to the marriage settlement of Edward Wright and Helen Farrer, with reference to lands in Rosemary Lane, St Botolph, Aldgate, and Whitwall Grange, Herefordshire, 1677;-

(3) Release and sale by John Brocket to John Cutler of lands called Lashers, in Hurley, Berks., 1683;-

(4) Agreement relating to land called Bandons in Anstey, Herts., between John Brocket and John Stone of Brightwell, Oxon., 1684;-

(5) Lease by James Grace of Ham in Kingston upon Thames to John Robinson, yeoman, of parcels of land in Ham field, 1686;-

(6) Assignment of lease by way of mortgage of a messuage called Ham Mill House in Thatcham, Berks., by Charles Kiftell of Thatcham to Francis Butler of St Bride's, London, 1686;-

(7) Temporary lease for one year, and release to secure a debt by Richard Jordan to Thomas Jordan, conc. a farm in Fulbrook, Oxon., 1694, and related inquisition temp. Will. III;-

(8) Release by John Brocket to Charlewood Stuckey of Great Chelsea near Egham, in trust, of messuages in Egham, Surrey, 1701;-

(9) Collateral security to Mary Bellamy, one of the administrators of the estate of William Bellamy, for debts due from Leonard Henchman, husband of Sarah, née Bellamy, the other administrator, the agreement to be void if debts paid in full, 1716. Lands and messuages in St Alban Wood Street and other City parishes mentioned as security. Includes details of sale of South Sea Company stock;-

(10) Defeasance from Henry Cartwright to John Pocock relating to a money bond conc. the sale of a Scots regiment of which William, Lord Strathnaver, was Colonel, 1720;-

(11) Two fragments relating to a lease to Robert Norman, late 17th century, and rent payments in London and elsewhere, endorsed Manor of Ham, 18th century.

Bundle 11. Deeds relating to the settlement of the estate of Lionel, 3rd Earl of Dysart (d. 1727), including Ham House and estates in Middlesex and Suffolk; 1729-34.
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