Final concord made on the morrow
of St Trinity 21 Charles II (1667) between Alexander Wright
plaintiff and Cromwell Wollmer Gentleman and Elizabeth
his wife, John Smith and Elizabeth his wife,
Stephen Wyles and Mary his wife and William
Ryley defendants to one cottage and 3 acres of land and 17 acres of
pasture and common pasture for all beasts in Swineshead in Holland...
Final concord made in the octaves of St Martin 22 Charles II (1670) between Henry Pilkington, gentleman defendant and Valentine Mason and Sara his wife, Richard Shephard and Nicholas Syms and Mary his wife deforciants to one messuage, 10 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture and common pasture for all manner of beasts in Donnington in Holland.....
Consideration : £60
QUITCLAIM TO DOWER
Release by Rachel Green of Spalding, County of Lincoln, widow and relict of Richard Green, late of Moulton, County of Lincoln...WHEREAS the said Richard Green was seized of one messuage, 6 acres of land and pasture in Moulton, the third of which does by right belong to Rachel Green by right as her dower... she in consideration of £20, paid by John Green of Moulton, son and heir of the said Richard Green her late husband, quiclaims all her right of dower.
Signed: Rachel Green, her mark.
The witnesses are Elizabeth Richards and John Richards.
Attached to the paper document is a seal, in red wax, c 2cms x 1 ¾ cms, bearing the impression of a full armorial achievement.The crest may be a griffin’s head erased. The shield is quartered, with two beasts passant ( lions ?) of the 1st and 4th and a chevron with 3 animals heads ( or birds ?) of the 2nd and 3rd.
CONTEMPORARY COPY OF MORTGAGE
Indenture dated 1st May 15 George II (1742) between Thomas Wade of Thurlby in the county of Lincoln, yeoman and Mary his wife of the first part, Noah Curtis of Stamford in the county of Lincoln, Gentleman of the second part and Elizabeth Flowers of the same place, widow of the third part... WITNESSETH that for and in consideration of £30 paid to the said Thomas Wade and Mary his wife by Elizabeth Flowers they HAVE granted, bargained, sold and demised ALL that cottage or tenement with the home close thereto adjoining, situated in Thurlby in a certain place or street called Eastgate, formerly in the tenure or occupation of Joseph Brown and now of Thomas Wade, abutting upon the said street towards the South, the common field North, a house in the tenure of ----- (sic) East and a common lane West, which premises were formerly part of the estate of one Theo Harby spinster, afterwards wife of Thomas Philips and great grandmother of William Philips and lately purchased by John Wade, father of the said Thomas Wade of William Philips and others... TO HAVE AND TO HOLD unto the said Elizabeth Flowers from the day of the date hereof during the term of 500 years... provided Thomas Wade pay pounds 30 with interest on 1st May 1743... then this writing to be void.
LEASE FOR A YEAR
Indenture dated 24th September between Benjamin Parkin of Boston, in the county of Lincoln, cooper, devisee named in the last will and testament of John Parkin, late of Boston, cooper, his late father, deceased, Nightingale Kyme, late of Boston aforesaid, now of Spilsby in the said county, butcher and devisee name in the last will and testament of John Parkin, late brother to the said Benjamin Parkin and William Morton of Boston Bricklayer of the first part and Thomas Brotherton of Boston, merchant of the other part…WITNESSETH that in consideration of 5/-…the parties of the first part HAVE bargained and sold… ALL that messuage or tenement with the yard, harden etc situated in Boston, abutting upon a street called goat street on the west part of the premises on the east, lands formerly of Mr Humberstone deceased and now of Mary Parkin, widow on the south, and on the lands formerly of Mr Humberstone and now of Samuel Wells on the north, and now in the tenure or occupation of John Dixon… which said premises were formerly the estate and inheritance of Elizabeth Templeman, late of Boston, widow, deceased and were devised to the said Nightingale Kyme by the said last will and testament of the said John Parkin… and also one cottage or tenement with the yard or garden thereto adjoining situated in Boston, abutting upon the said street to the west, the other part of the hereby bargained premises as well on the east as on the north and the said lands of the said Samuel Wells on the south, and now in the tenure or occupation of William Laminn, which said last mentioned cottage and premises were purchased by the said Benjamin Parkins of Jonathan Sheath and Mary his wife and also two cottages or tenements, two warehouses, one stable, two chambers and two yards or gardens situated in Boston, abutting upon the said street, the said lands of Samuel Wells and on the other part on the hereby bargained premises on the west, on the river or haven on the east, the lands of the Mayor and Burgesses of the borough of Boston and lands late of Mr William Faulkner deceased on the north and the lands of the said Mary Parkins, widow and other part of the said hereby bargained premises on the south, and now in the several tenures or occupations of Benjamin Parkin, Henry Adams, Philip Roebuck, James Beeton, Sarah Wright, --------- Greasey, widow….TO HAVE AND TO HOLD….for the term of one whole year…YIELDING and paying therefore one whole pepper corn if lawfully demanded…
Signed: Benjamin Parkin, Nightingale Kyme, William Morton.
Attached to the seal fold are three seals, in red wax, c1½ cms dia, depicting all three the impression of a floral design.
The witnesses are Shadwith Smith, Thomas Pearson, Mathew Humberside Parkin, Susanna Hart and Anne Golland.
BOURNE & SPALDING
CONTEMPORARY COPY ON PAPER OF A RELEASE
Indenture dated 26th February 1767 between James Bolland, late of the Savoy, in the county of Middlesex, but now of the parish of St Bridget, otherwise St Brides, London, Gentleman, assignee of the estate and effects late of Robert Smith, formerly of Bourne and Spalding in the county of Lincoln, fellmonger ( who is discharged out of the King’s prison by virtue of an act of Parliament made 5 George III, intitled an act for the relief of insolvent debtors ) and the said Robert Smith of the one part and Robert Stevens of the borough of Southwark in the county of Surrey, Brandy merchant of the other part... WHEREAS the said Robert Smith at the general quarter sessions of the peace held at Guildford in the county of Surrey on Tuesday 15th July last was discharged out of the prison...and the said James Bolland was at the session held at Kingston in the county of Surrey on Tuesday 7th October last duly appointed and assignee of the estate and effects of the said Robert Smith...NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that for and in consideration of £125 paid by Robert Stevens to James Bolland they have granted, bargained, sold etc ALL that messuage or tenement being in or near the market place in Bourne commonly called Guildhall, together with 5 acres and 3 roods of land lying in the fields, territories and precincts of Bourne, now in the possession of William Caldicott and used as an inn known by the sign of the Elephant and Castle, as also all such lands as are or shall be allotted for the same by virtue of an act of Parliament made for inclosing the fens..AND ALSO all that messuage or tenement situated in Spalding in the same county... with the stable and graden thereunto belonging, now or late in the tenure or occupation of Joseph Killingray.
Signed: Robert Smith, James Bolland.
The witnesses are George Angel and John Robinson.
Indenture dated 8th August 1768 between Sarah Brown of Donnington in the county of Lincoln, widow, of the first part, Joseph Robertson of Sibsey in the county of Lincoln, gentleman and Samuel Elsdale of Surfleet in the said county, gentleman, two of the commissioners appointed to supervise the enclosure awards in the said county of Lincoln in the parish of Bicker of the second part and James Slilcocke of Donnington, grazier of the third part... WITNESSETH that for and in consideration of the sum of £10.10.0 Sarah Brown HATH demised, granted, bargained, sold etc unto the said James Slilcocke... ALL that piece or parcel of land containing by estimation 6 acres and 38 perches of land in the fen within the parish of Bicker, between the lands allocated to William Robinson and Humphrey Stimson towards the east, other lands allocated to the said Sarah Brown towards the west, lands allocated to the heirs of Thomas Stalworth towards the north and a drove called the Vicars Drove towards the south... TO HAVE AND TO HOLD... for the term of 500 years...YIELDING AND PAYING therefore the rent of one pepper corn if lawfully demanded.
Signed: Sarah Brown, her mark, Samuel Elsdale, Jos Robertson.
The witnesses, whose names are given on the dorse, are Thomas Jarvis, B Smith, James Creassy and Thomas Hogard.
Attached to the seal fold of the document are three seals, in red wax, bearing the impression of a classical bust, facing the left, surrounded by a legend that is not discernible.
COUNTY OF LINCOLN 1776
QUADRING HUNDRED FEN
Bond by Robert Millington of Gosberton in the county of Lincoln, grazier to John Towns of Folkingham in the county, grazier in the sum of £100.
Dated 21st December 17 George III (1776).
WHEREAS Robert Millington on even date surrendered into the hands of the Lord of Monks Hall in Gosberton a parcel of land in Quadring 100 Fen in the parish of Gosberton to the use and behoof of John Towns his heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor upon condition nevertheless that if the said Robert Millington his heirs executors or administrators do pay or cause to be paid to the said John Towns the sum of pounds 50 on 21st March next, then the said surrender to be void.
Signed: Robert Millington.
The witnesses are John Howard and John Smith.
Paper on wax seal on this paper document, bearing an armorial impression that is indistinct.
LEASE FOR ONE YEAR
Indenture dated 4th April 1777 between Sarah Cole and Elizabeth Cole, both of Horncastle in the county of Lincoln, spinsters, daughters and coheirs of John Cole of Gosberton in the county of Lincoln, grazier, deceased, by Sarah Cole his wife, also deceased, who when sole was called Sarah Lee spinster of the one part and John Dawson of Donnington in the said county of Lincoln, Gentleman of the other part... WITNESSETH that for and in consideration of the sum of 5/- the said Sarah and Elizabeth Cole HAVE demised etc ALL THAT piece or parcwel of meadow land situated in Donnington commonly called ffigg ringle, containing by estimation 2 acres and abutting upon lands formerly of Mr Molton and now of Henry Christian on the north, lands formerly of Thomas Bevill and now of Barner’s heirs on the east, lands of the heirs of the Reverend Anthony Barnes, William Golding and Thomas How (?) and the piece or parcel of arable land hereinafter granted and released on the south, and lands formerly of William Dixon and now of Miss Belgrave on the west, and also all that piece or parcel of arable land in Donnington, containing by estimation 1 ½ acres, abutting on the said close called figg ringle on the north, lands of the said William Golding as well on the south as west and the lands formerly of Thomas Bevill and now of Barner’s heirs on the east, which said premises are now in the tenure or occupation of John Mapletoft... TO HAVE AND TO HOLD.... for the term of one whole year... YIELDING AND PAYING therefore one pepper corn... if lawfully demanded.
Signed: Sarah Cole, Elizabeth Cole.
The witnesses are named on the dorse. They are John Elvewen and Richard Heald.
Attached to the seal fold are two seals, in red wax, bearing the impression of a hatchment within a device, quite indistinct.
MEMORANDUM / AGREEMENT
Memorandum dated 10th January 1778 between Benjamin Patman of Pinchbeck in the county of Lincoln, farmer and John Patman of Pickworth, farmer of the one part and Edward Noble Bell of Gosberton, Gentleman of the other part... first Benjamin Patman and John Patman in consideration of the sum of £550 did agree with Edward Noble Bell that they will at their costs on or before 5th April next ensuing by necessary conveyance etc release, convey and surrender to the said Edward Noble Bell ALL that cottage or tenement and one piece or parcel of land containing by estimation 2 acres and 2 roods and 3 perches of land situated in Donnington in a place there called the North Ing, abutting upon lands of Benjamin Boan (?) and Alice his wife on the North, a certain drove called the North Ing Drove on the South, lands now or late of Reverend John Dickham on the East and lands of John Ward on the West... ALSO all that piece or parcel of meadow or pasture land lying and being in the said North Ing in Donnington, containing by estimation 14 acres and 22 perches of land, abutting upon North Ing Drove on the North, lands of John Finch deceased and now of the said Edward Noble Bell on the South, lands late of Robert Jaques and now of ------- Bolloers (sic) on the East and lands of the said Benjamin Patman and John Patman on the West... AND also all that piece or parcel of meadow or pasture land lying and being in the said North Ing in Donnington, containing by estimation 5 acres, 1 rood and 18 perches, abutting upon North Ing Drove on the North, lands late of the heirs of John Finch deceased and now of the said Edward Noble Bell on the South, lands of the said Benjamin Patman and John Patman on the East and lands of John Mottram on the West.
Signed: Benjamin Patman, John Patman, Edward Noble Bell.
The witnesses are John Gleed, William Skelton and William Taylor.
LEASE FOR ONE YEAR
Indenture dated 24th May 22 George III (1782) between John Picker of Heckington in the county of Lincoln, yeoman, son and heir at law of John Picker, late of Heckington, deceased, who was the eldest son and heir at law of John Picker, formerly of Heckington, deceased, who was the eldest son and heir at law of Henry Picker, heretofore of Heckington, long since deceased of the one part and James Holbourn of Wigtoft in the county of Lincoln, yeoman, of the second part... WITNESSETH that for and in consideration of 5/- he the said John Picker HATH granted, bargained, sold etc... ALL that piece or parcel of new enclosed land or ground containing by estimation 1 acres 17 perches of land lying and being in a certain place now or lately called Wigtoft Marsh in the parish of Wigtoft, adjoining on lands of the said James Holbourn to the West and South, a certain way or road called the Drove towards the North and lands of ----- Finch (sic) and Thomas Wright late Nicholas Ayscough and ----- (sic) his wife towards the East, which land is now in tillage and lies in a certain piece of inclosed parcel of ground belonging to the said James Holbourn and the said ----- Finch and Thomas Wright in the parish of Wigtoft and is now in the tenure or occupation of the said James Holbourn and was allotted upon inclosure of the marsh to the said John Picker party hereto in respect of a tenement or cottage now belonging to the said John Picker in the parish of Wigtoft.... TO HAVE AND TO HOLD for the term of one whole year etc...YIELDING AND PAYING therefore one pepper corn etc...
Signed: John Picker.
The witnesses are William Alvey Darwin of Sleaford and B. Cheales.
Attached to the paper document is a seal, in red wax, bearing the impression of a man’s bust facing the left.
BOURNE & SPALDING
ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT
Articles of agreement dated 21st May 1783 between Edward Pressgrave of the parish of Bourne in the county of Lincoln, Gentleman, of the one part and Askew Hillcoat of the parish of St George the martyre in the borrough of Southwark in the county of Surrey wharfinger of the other part...WHEREAS the said Edward Passgrave is possessed of a mortgage of a freehold estate consiting of houses and lands situated at Bourne and Spalding in the county of Lincoln in the several possessions of Sandall and others and known by the several names of the Elephant and Castle and others for securing the repayment of £400 and interest amounting in the whole to £600 and upwards and the said Askew Hille being entitled to a moiety of the aforesaid premises and being desirous of purchasing the other moiety of Mr Gallyer hath agreed with the said Edward Pressgrave upon full terms ie that if the said Askew Hille shall be enabled within 3 months from this day to purchase of the said Gallyer his moiety he will pay to the said Edward Pressgrave his principal and interest in manner following to wit £200 immediately upon execution of the deeds and further £200 within 10 months from that time and the said Askew Hille will enable the said Edward Pressgrave by letter of attorney to receive the rents of the said premises until arrears of interest shall be satisfied...
Signed: Edward Pressgrave, Askew Hille.
The witnesses are J (?) Burtor Hen Sharfoles (?).
Attached to the paper document are two seals, in red wax, bearing an indistinct impression.
COUNTY OF LINCOLN 1805
RECEIPT OF LEGACY
WHEREAS William Dixon late of Donnington in the county of Lincoln, gardener, deceased, by his last will and testament dated 13th March 1802 gave and devised all his messuages, lands, tenements &c in Donnington unto his son William Dixon forever and made the same charged with payment of a legacy of £200 unto his grandson William Dixon, which he bequeathed to be paid within 12 calendar months next after his decease... NOW the said William Dixon the grandson doth acknowledge this day to have received of the said William Dixon his father the said sum of £200 and doth acquitt release and discharge him his heirs and assigns of the said legacy.
Signed: William Dixon junior.
The witness is William North.
BILLINGBOROUGH AND HORBLING
Bond between John Lingford, some time since of Newark on Trent in the county of Nottingham, late of Billingb’ in the county of Lincoln and now of the town and county of Nottingham Esquire to William Westmoreland, late of Billingb’ and now of St Martin, Stamford, baron in the county of Northampton Esquire in the sum of £ 500.
Dated 24th June 1811.
Whereas by indenture of lease dated 5th July 1810 between the above parties, the said William Westmoreland did demise and let to John Lingford ALL that capital messuage or mansion house with the coach house, stables, outbuildings, yard and appurtenances... containing by estimation 2 acres, 2 rods and 1 perch, also all that close of pasture land containing the stable close, containing by estimation 5 acres and 14 perches and also all that close of pasture land called Bridge Close, containing by estimation 2 acres. 3 rods and 21 perches, and also all that close in two divisions of which the first was arable called wash lees, containing by estimation 4 acres and 21 perches, and also all that close of pasture land called wash lees far piece, containing by estimation 4 acres and 23 perches, and also all that close of meadow land called Blackmiles, containing by estimation 4 acres, 2 rods and 36 perches, and also all that other close of meadow likewise called Blackmiles, containing by estimation 2 acres, 1 rod and 36 perches, and also all that close called the ploughed close, containing by estimation 12 acres, 2 rods and 26 perches, which said premises were situated in Billingb’ and Horbling in the county of Lincoln, then in the tenure or occupation of William Westmoreland... to hold to the said John Lingford as from 6th April then last for full term of 12 years, at the yearly rent of £ 147/14/0, payable half yearly. In case of dispute Thomas Razor of Billingb’ Gentleman and William Golding of Donnington Gentleman to be arbitrators and if they do not make award in time set out therefore, then to the umpirage of John Cragg of Threekingham in the county of Lincoln Gentleman...
The condition of the bond is that if John Lingford shall observe the award etc of the said Thomas and William... to be delivered on or before 24th August next...then this bond to be void.
Signed: John Lingford.
Attached to the paper document is a paper on wax seal, bearing no discernible impression.
The witness is Samuel Payne, solicitor of Nottingham.