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Pudsey Papers

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Pudsey Papers
mostly 17th-18th century
Level of description
Extent and format
Paper (and vellum). Five bundles.
Scope and content
Abstracts of title, copy wills, a few original deeds, litigation papers and pedigrees relating to the families of Pudsey and Jesson of Langley (in Sutton Coldfield) and Wishaw, Warws. with a few earlier documents. Five bundles:-

I. Original deeds, including:- Bond of John Lisle to Thomas Fulthorp to abide by the decision of arbitrators conc. the title to the manors of Wishaw and Langley and the advowson of Wishaw, etc., 1515; arbitration award, 1607/8; marriage agreement, 1624; extract from a court roll, 1680; bond, 1695; final concord between J. Edey and Thomas Pudsey, 1698; release by Mary Scarfe to Alexander Jesson, 1765; indemnity to Alexander Jesson, 1774; printed conditions of sale of Langley estate after the death of Pudsey Jesson;-

II. Abstracts of title to the manors of Langley and Wishaw, 12th-16th century, 17th century-1725; marriage settlement of George Pudsey, junior, and his second wife, Mary Gibbons, 1607; copy wills of Alexander Pudsey, DD, 1720, and Alexander Jesson, 1748-51; legal opinion conc. Pudsey Jesson's will, 1759; extract from a minute book of the corporation of Sutton relating to a grant of warren to Pudsey Jesson, 1733, and later assignment of warren by Alexander Jesson to Sir Charles Holt, 1774; parcels of land in Cooper's lease; various sale particulars;-

III. Legal dispute relating to the manors of Langley and Wishaw, 1621-41;-

IV. Miscellaneous, including coroner's inquest on the murder of William Pudsey by William Elson, at Birmingham, 5 Oct. 1593; notes of baptism of Richard Pudsey, 1616, and George Pudsey, 1639; power of attorney from Alexander Jesson to Henry Shaw (both of the Middle Temple) conc. the estate of Francis Jesson, 1769; letter from Henry Shaw to Alexander Jesson, on personal and business matters, before 1774;-

V. Pedigrees of Pudsey, Jesson and related families, to the 17th and 18th centuries.
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