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D/DB T437
Level: Sub-Fonds DEEDS

Level: Item
Reference Code D/DB T437
Dates of Creation 20 September 1717
Scope and Content Deed of Trust (Lease for 99 years)

Thomas Sprittey of Rettendon, gentleman, and wife, Mary (formerly widow and executrix of John James of Canvey Island in Prittlewell), to James Matthews of South Benfleet, mariner, and John James of Bowers Gifford, yeoman

Messuage and farm (50 acres) on Canvey Island in Prittlewell, late in occupation of said John James, deceased; Suttons Farm (25 acres) in South Benfleet now or late in occupation of James Waller; two cottages in South Benfleet in occupations of John Brewett and Adolphus Lans; "The Crowne Inn" in Rayleigh, now or late in occupation of Thomas Hansell; right of dower of Mary in messuage and land in Bowers Marsh in Bowers Gifford, late in occupation of John James deceased and now in occupation of said John James, party hereto

Recites Pre-nuptial Settlement, 20 February 1712/3, between (i) said Thomas Spittey by description of Thomas Spittey of Bowers Gifford, gentleman, (ii) Mary James, widow (now wife of said Thomas Spittey), Joseph Hazwell of North Benfleet, clerk, and William Massa of Brentwood, baker, whereby it was agreed, inter alia, that if the marriage was solemnized it would be lawful for Mary to sell or otherwise dispose of the property which descended to her as heir of Lawrence Skylder, deceased, her father, or which she subsequently purchased, or in which she had right of dower as widow of John James
[For Pre-nuptial Settlement see D/DB T439/9]
Lease to run from 24 June 1717

Made "for the better Enableing of ... Mary ... to Sell alien or dispose of the ... hereditaments hereinafter mentioned being the proper Estates and Inheritance of ... Mary ... for her Sole and Seperate use and benefitt And alsoe For makeing some provision For and Towards a Seperate mainteyanance and Stay of Liveing For ... Mary ... dureing the life tyme of ... Thomas ..."

[Detailed trust clauses]

Signatures of Thomas Spittey and Mary Spittey

Witnesses: Stephen Cockerill; John Wannear; Daniel Shyllinoe

Acknowlegements to :- Essex Record Office