DEEDS OF CANDLE COTTAGE
1862 - 1985

We are most fortunate that the deeds to Candle Cottage have survived and we are most grateful to Annette France, the Cottage's present owner who has allowed them to be consulted and published. It is clear from the start that the earlier documents also relate to the adjacent Church House and Cottage and that all three buildings were owned by the Skinner family from at least 1868. Because of this the history of these properties are entwined until they were finally separated in 1968. There are no surviving deeds to Church House and Cottage as it is probable that they were separated when the properties were registered and did not require deeds of their own. Transcribed by Julian Rawes, February 2017.

  • Candle012: dated 1927 - Assent.
  • Candle013: dated 1927 - Letter.
  • Candle014: dated 1945 - Vesting Assent.
  • Candle015: dated 1968 - Abstract 1.
  • Candle016: dated 1968 - Abstract 2.
  • Candle017: dated 1968 - Conveyance.
  • Candle018: dated 1973 - Conveyance.
  • Candle019: dated 1976 - Conveyance.
  • Candle020: dated 1978 - Conveyance.
  • Candle021: dated 1980 - Conveyance.
  • Candle022: dated 1985 - Conveyance.
  • Candle001:         Schedule of documents relating to candlecottage, 1902. Note that the deeds referred to here are not available.

    [Title page:]

    1862

    Will of W
    Edward Skinner
    The Elder of Harvington
    Tailor.

    New Prance Garrard
    Evesham

    [Page one:]

    This is the last Will and Testament of me
    Edward Skinner the elder of Harvington in
    the County of Worcester made this fifteenth day of July
    in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred
    and fifty nine. I give and bequeath my Cottage and
    Garden and Pigsties and premises attached with all
    the goods and appurtenances thereto belonging situate
    in the Parish of Harvington in the County of Worcester to
    my Son Edward Skinner Upon trust to permit the use
    enjoyment and possession of the same and of all income
    arising from the same to my dear wife Elizabeth
    Skinner during the term of her natural life and after
    her decease I give the entire possession of the same
    and bequeath the said Cottage Garden Pigsties and
    premises attached with all the goods and appurtenances
    thereto belonging to the said Edward Skinner my Son
    (but upon this condition and with this proviso that
    within twelve months after he become possessed of the
    said property he pays to each of my Sons and Daughters

    [Page two:]

    then surviving the sum of Ten pounds of lawful
    British money But if he should not pay the said
    sums to each of my Sons and Daughters then
    surviving in that case I will that the said Cottage
    Pigsties Garden and premises attached with the goods
    and appurtenances thereto belonging be sold (my
    Brother Charles Skinner having the first refusal of the
    purchase of the said property on reasonable terms) and
    the sum proceeding from the sale of the said property
    to be equally divided between all my Sons and Daughters
    then surviving share and share alike or if any one of
    them be deceased his or her share to go and be equally
    distributed among the surviving children of him or her
    And I hereby appoint my Son Edward Skinner
    Executor of this my Will July 15. 1859.

    Signed by the said Edward Skinner
    in the presence of us present at the
    same time and we subscribe the
    names as Witnesses in his presence
    and in the presence of each of other

    Edward Skinner

    Robert Harley, Thomas Newman.

    Proved in the District Registry of H. M. Court of
    Probate at Worcester on the 24th day of February 1862
    by Edward Skinner the Executor & that testator died
    on Dec 3rd 1861 at Harvington
    Sworn under 20.

    Candle002:         1868, Deed of Gift

    [Title page with additions:]
    Dated 4th Feby 1868

    Mr Charles Skinner
    of Harvington
    to
    Mr Charles Skinner
    of Worcester

    Deed of Gift of Cottage
    and premises at Harvington
    in the County of Worcester

    Memorandum That by an Indenture dated the 31st of January
    1873 and made between Charles Skinner of the one part and Jesse
    Skinner of the other part the within mentioned Garden was
    conveyed unto and by the use of the said Jesse Skinner his heirs
    and assigns

    Signed dated and delivered by the within
    named Charles Skinner the Elder in the
    presence of

    Charles Smith
    Parish Clerk
    Harvington
    Jesse Skinner
    Evesham Gardner

    [Page one:]

    [On form] Sold by Waterlow & Sons
    24 Birchin Lane
    London

    [Stamp] London 26.11.66

    This Indenture made the Fourth
    day of February One thousand eight
    hundred and Sixty eight Between Charles Skinner
    of Harvington in the County of Worcester (hereinafter called
    Charles Skinner the Uncle Tailor) of the one part and
    Charles Skinner of the City of Worcester Fly Driver eldest Son
    of Edward Skinner the Brother of the said Charles Skinner
    the Uncle and hereinafter called Charles Skinner the
    Nephew of the other part Whereas the said Charles
    Skinner the Uncle being served in fee simple in
    possession of or otherwise well and sufficiently entitled
    to the Cottage or Tenement and premises hereinafter
    described and intended to be hereby granted is desirous
    of giving and granting unto the said Charles Skinner
    the Nephew the same for his own absolute use and
    Benefit in manner hereinafter appearing Now therefore
    this Indenture Witnesseth
    that pursuant to the said
    desire and in consideration of the natural love and
    affection which the said Charles Skinner the Uncle
    hath and bareth towards his Nephew the said Charles
    Skinner the Nephew and of the sum of Five shillings
    paid by the said Charles Skinner the Nephew to the
    said Charles Skinner the Uncle the receipt whereof is
    hereby acknowledged He the said Charles Skinner
    the Uncle Doth by these presents give and grant unto
    the said Charles Skinner the Nephew his heirs and assigns
    All that Cottage or Testament with the outhouses and
    appurtenances to the same belonging situate in the
    Parish of Harvington aforesaid as the same were late
    in the occupation of the said Charles Skinner the Uncle
    but are now void And also all that piece or parcel of
    Garden Land situate in Harvington aforesaid herein
    as the Holloway Garden as the same is now in the
    occupation of the said Charles Skinner the Uncle
    Together with all buildings trees erections ways water
    watercourses rights members easements and appurtenances
    to the said Cottage Garden and premises belonging or
    appertaining And all the Estate right title interest
    property benefit claim and demand whatsoever both
    legal and equitable of the said Charles Skinner the
    Uncle of in to and of or upon the said Cottage Land
    and premises and every part thereof To have and to
    hold
    the said Cottage or Tenement Garden and
    hereditaments and all and singular other the premises
    hereby expressed to be hereby given and granted unto

    [Page two:]

    and to the use of the said Charles Skinner the Nephew
    his heirs and assigns for ever. And the said Charles
    Skinner the Nephew hereby declares that if he shall die
    leaving a Widow she shall not be dowable out of the
    premises. And the said Charles Skinner the Uncle
    doth hereby for himself his heirs executors and
    administrators covenant with the said Charles Skinner
    the Nephew his heirs and assigns that he the said
    Charles Skinner the Uncle now hath good right and
    full power to give and grant the Cottage Land and
    premises hereinbefore expressed to be hereby given and granted
    unto and to the use of the said Charles Skinner the Nephew
    his heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid free from all
    incumbrances whatsoever. And that he the said Charles
    Skinner the Uncle and his heirs and all other persons
    whomsoever having or claiming any estate light title
    or interest either legal or equitable in to or out of the
    premises through under or in trust for him shall and will
    at all times hereafter upon the request and at the costs of
    the said Charles Skinner the Nephew his heirs or assigns
    make and execute all such further or other assurances
    for further or better granting and confirming the Cottage
    and premises hereinbefore expressed to be hereby given
    and granted to the use of the said Charles Skinner the
    Nephew his heirs or assigns as by him or them shall be
    reasonably required In Witness whereof the said parties
    to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals
    the day and year first above written

    The mark of Charles Skinner x
    Harvington

    Chas Skinner Nephew
    Harvington

    Candle003:         Mortgage dated 1871.

    [Title page:]

    Dated 25th March 1871

    Mr Edward Skinner

    to

    Mr George H. Garrard

    Mortgage security on
    Cottage Garden and
    premises at Harvington
    to secure 90 and Int:
    at 5 per cent.

    [Page one:]
    This Indenture made the twenty fifth day of March
    1871 Between Edward Skinner of Harvington in the
    County of Worcester yeoman of the one part and George
    Henry Garrard of Evesham in the same County Gentleman
    of the other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the
    sum of Ninety pounds this day lent and paid by the said
    George Henry Garrard to the said Edward Skinner the
    receipt whereof he doth by these presents Grant release
    and convey unto the said George Henry Garrard and
    his heirs All that Cottage with the Garden pigsties
    and premises attached situate in Harvington aforesaid
    and now in the occupation of Mrs Elizabeth Skinner
    Widow and which said Cottage and premises was
    derised to the said Edward Skinner by the Will
    of his late father Edward Skinner the Elder
    dated the 15th day of July 1859 and proved in the
    district registry of Worcester on the 24th day of February
    1862 by the said Edward Skinner party hereto the
    sole Executor Togther with all buildings ways rights
    easements and appurtenances to the said Cottage
    and premises belonging all the Estate of the said
    Edward Skinner party hereto therein and thereto And
    The securities remainders yearly and other rents
    issues and profits thereof To have and to hold
    the said Cottage and premises with the appurtenances
    Unto and the only use of the said George Henry
    Garrard his heirs and assigns for ever subject
    nevertheless to the life interest of the said Elizabeth
    Skinner therein and to the contingent charges of
    ten pounds each unto the brothers and sisters of
    the said Edward Skinner party hereto surviving
    their said mother and also subject to the proviso
    for redemption hereinafter contained that is to say

    [Page two:]
    Provided always and it is hereby declared that if
    the said Edward Skinner party hereto shall pay to
    the said George Henry Garrard his executors administrators
    or assigns the Sum of Ninety pounds with interest from
    the date hereof at five pounds per centum per annum
    on the twenty fifth day of September now next insuing
    then these presents shall be void But if default be
    made in such payment of principal and interest on
    the day and manner aforesaid then the said Edward
    Skinner party hereto doth hereby declare that it shall
    lawful for the said George Henry Garrard his executors
    administrators or assigns immediately after such default
    and without further consent or notice to sell the said
    Cottage and premises subject as charged in the said
    Will and either by auction or private sale and out
    of the monies arising from such Sale to repay to himself
    and themselves The said principal Sum of Ninety
    pounds and all interest due thereon and all the
    costs and expences of the sale and to pay the surplus
    according to the Equities of the same And the said
    Edward Skinner party hereto doth hereby for himself
    his heirs executors and administrators covenant
    with the said George Henry Garrard his executors
    administrators and assigns that he the said Edward
    Skinner party hereto will pay to the said George Henry
    Garrard his executors administrators & assigns the
    principal Sum of Ninety pounds with interest thereon
    from the date of these presents after the date of five
    pounds percentum per annum on the Twenty fifth
    day of September next Also that he the said Edward
    Skinner is lawfully entitled to the said Cottage
    and premises under the said will and free from
    all incumbrances whatsoever save as appear
    by the said will made or suffered by him or his

    [Page three:]
    Father the said Edward Skinner deceased and that
    he the said Edward Skinner party hereto and
    all persons claiming under him or any of his
    executors shall when required so to do and at his
    own costs execute all further assurances to the
    said George Henry Garrard his heirs executors administrators
    & assigns as he or they may require for more
    presents assuring to him and them the said
    Cottage garden and premises. In Witness whereof
    the said parties to these presents have hereunto
    set their hands and seals the day and year
    first above written

    Signed

    E Skinner [with seal]

    Received on the day and year first above written
    of and from the above named George Henry Garrard
    the sum of Ninety pounds the consideration money
    above executioned to be paid by him to us

    E Skinner

    Witness
    Alex: Neatson

    Signed sealed and delivered by the above named
    Edward Skinner in the presence of

    Alex Neatson
    Clerk to Messrs New Prance Garrard
    Solicitors Evesham

    Candle004:         Conveyance dated 1877.

    [Title page with additions:]

    Dated the 6th day of January 1877

    Mr Charles Skinner

    to

    Mr John Skinner

    Conveyance
    of
    a piece or plot of land, Cottage
    tenement situate in the Parish of
    Harvington in the County of
    Worcester

    [For text at top of page: see below page one]

    [Page one:]

    This Indenture made the sixth day of January One thousand eight hundred and seventy seven Between Charles Skinner of the City of Worcester
    Fly driver of the one part and John Skinner of Birmingham in the County of Warwick Jeweller of the other part Whereas
    the said Charles Skinner being sized in fee simple in possession of or otherwise well and suffiently entitled to the piece or
    plot of land with a Cottage or tenemant erected and built thereon and the premises hereinafter described and intended
    hereby conveyed hath contracted and agreed with the said John Skinner for the absolute purchase of the same piece or plot of
    land cottage or tenement and premises hereinafter described and intended to be hereby conveyed for the Sum of Thirty three pounds Now
    this Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance of the said contract and also for and in consideration of the Sum of Thirty three pounds of good and lawful money paid by
    the said John Skinner to the said Charles Skinner at or before the execution of these presents the receipt whereof and that the same is in full for the absolute purchase
    of the inheritance in fee simple in possession free from incumbrances of and in the said piece or plot of land cottage or tenement hereditaments and premises hereinafter
    particularly described and granted released and conveyed the said Charles Skinner doth hereby acknowledge and from the same Sum of Thirty three pounds doth
    release and discharge the said John Skinner, his heirs executors administrators and assigns and the said premises as well by these presents as by the receipt
    for the same Sum hereupon endorsed He the said Charles Skinner by these presents Doth hereby grant bargain sell alien and release convey and confirm
    unto the said John Skinner and his heirs All that piece or plot of land situate in the parish of Harvington in the County of Worcester and now fronting to a
    road called Holloway Road and bounded by and adjoining on one side to the Parish pound and Church yard and on the other side by a Cottage and land
    of and now in the occupation of Mr Caleb Skinner and abutting at the back thereof to land of Mrs Elizabeth Skinner Widow and contains in the whole
    by admeasurement [large blank] or hereabouts with the cottage or tenement with the outhouses erected built and now standing
    thereon and therein with the joint use of the well with the owners tenants or occupiers for the time being of the adjoining properties as the same were late in the
    occupation of one Charles Skinner Uncle of the aforesaid Charles Skinner but now in the occupation of Mrs Bourton Widow, Together with all buildings erections walls
    party walls edges ditches fences trees ways paths passages wells waters watercourses rights easements privilages and appurtenances to the said piece or plot of land cottages or
    tenement hereditaments and premises belonging or appertining or therewith usually held or enjoyed and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders yearly
    and other rents issues and people thereof And all the estate right like interest use trust possession property benefit claim and demand whatsoever both at law and
    in equity of him the said Charles Skinner of in to out of or upon the said piece or plot of land cottage or tenement hereditaments and premises
    and every part thereof Together with all deeds papers documents and writings now in the custody or power of the said Charles Skinner relating to the
    like of the said piece or plot of land cottage hereditaments and premises To have and to hold the said piece or plot of land with the cottage
    or tenement and all singular other the hereditaments and premises hereby expressed to be hereby granted released and conveyed with the appurtenances
    unto the said John Skinner To the only proper use and behoof of the said John Skinner his heirs and assigns for ever And the said Charles
    Skinner for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth hereby covenant promise and agree to and with the said John Skinner his heirs and
    assigns in manner following, that is to say, that notwithstanding any act deed matter or thing whatsoever by him the said Charles Skinner made done
    executed or knowingly suffered to the contrary he the said Charles Skinner now hath in himself good right full power lawful and absolute authority to
    grant release and convey the said piece of land cottage or tenement hereditaments and premises unto and to the use of the said John Skinner his
    heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid free from all incumbrances And also that it shall be lawful for the said John Skinner his heirs appointees
    and assigns from time to time and all times hereafter peacably and quietly to hold use occupy possess and enjoy the said piece of land cottage
    or tenement hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances and to receive and take the rents issues and profits thereof for and their own
    use without any eviction interruption devide claim or demand whatsoever of or by him the said Charles Skinner or his heirs or by any person
    or persons lawfully claiming or to claim by through under or in trust for him or them or any of them And that free and clear and freely and
    clearly acquitted exonerated and discharged or otherwise by the said Charles Skinner his heirs executors or administrators well and suffiently saved
    defended kept harmless and indemnified of from and against all former and other estates titles charges and incumbrances wharsoever made done or
    knowingly suffered by the said Charles Skinner or any person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim by through under or in
    trust for him shall and will at all times hereafter at the request and costs of the said John Skinner his heirs appointees or assigns make
    do acknowledge and execute or cause or procure to be made done acknowledged and executed all and every such further and other lawful and
    reasonable acts deeds conveyances and assurances in the law whatsoever for the further better or more effectually conveying and assuring the said piece of
    land cottage hereditaments and premises unto the said John Skinner his heirs appointees and assigns as he or they or any of them shall reasonably
    require In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their names and seals the day and year first above written it

    Charles Skinner [signed]

    [Text at top of cover page:]

    Received on the day of the date of the within
    written Indenture of and from the within named
    John Skinner the sum of Thirty three pounds 33.0.0w
    being the consideration money within expressed to
    be paid by him to me
    Witness

    Charles Skinner

    Herbert Ashborne

    [Also at top of cover page:]
    Signed sealed and delived by the within named Charles Skinner
    in the presence of

    John Skinner

    Herbert Ashborne

    Candle005:         Conveyance dated 1880.

    [Title page with additions:]

    Dated the 24th day of July 1880

    Mr Edward Skinner
    and his mortgage

    to

    Mr John Skinner

    Conveyance of a cottage
    Garden and
    Premises situate at Harvington in the
    County of Worcester

    [For text at top of page: see below page one]

    [Page one:]

    This Indenture made the twenty fourth day of July One thousand eight hundred and eighty Between George Henry Garrard of Evesham in the County of Worcester
    Gentleman of the first part Edward Skinner of Harvington in the County of Worcester Yeoman of the second part and John Skinner of Northampton
    Street Birmingham in the County of Warwick Jeweller of the third part Whereas Edward Skinner the Elder late of Harvington aforesaid Tailor deceased being at
    the respective times of making his Will and of his death hereinafter recited seized of the Cottage and hereditaments hereinafter described and intended to be hereby conveyed
    in fee simple in possession free from all incumbrances duly made his last Will and Testament in writing dated the Fifteenth day of July One thousand eight hundred and
    fifty nine and thereby gave and bequeathed the same Cottage and hereditaments to his Son the said Edward Skinner party hereto upon trust for his (Testators) wife Elizabeth
    Skinner during her life and after her decease the said Testator bequeathed the said Cottage and hereditaments to the said Edward Skinner party hereto but upon the
    condition and wish the proviso that within twelve months after he became possessed of the said property he should pay to each of his (Testators) Sons and Daughters then surviving the sum of Ten pounds And Testator appointed the said Edward
    Skinner party hereto Executor of his Will And whereas the said Testator died on the third of December One thousand eight hundred and sixty one without having altered or revoked his said Will which was duly proved at Worcester on the
    hereby fourth of February One thousand eight hundred and sixty two by the said Executor And whereas by an Indenture dated the twenty fifth of March One thousand eight hundred and seventy one and made between the said
    Edward Skinner party hereto of the one part and the said George Henry Garrard of the other part For the valuable consideration thereon mentioned the said Edward Skinner party hereto granted and conveyed the said Cottage and hereditaments
    hereinafter described and intended to be hereby conveyed unto and to the use of the said George Henry Garrard his heirs and assigns for ever subject to the life interest of the said Elizabeth Skinner therein But nevertheless by way of Mortgage only
    and subject to redemption upon payment by the said Edward Skinner party hereto unto the said George Henry Garrard of the sum of Ninety pounds and interest as therein mentioned and which said sum still remains due to the said
    George Henry Garrard but all interest in respect of the same hath been paid to the date hereof And whereas the said Elizabeth Skinner died on or about the [blank] day of May last And whereas there were living at the time
    of the decease of the said Elizabeth Skinner seven Sons and Daughters of the said Testator namely the said Edward Skinner party hereto Jesse Skinner the said John Skinner Henry Skinner Helen wife of [blank] Parks Elizabeth wife
    of Charles Ludlow and Caleb Skinner And whereas the said Edward Skinner party hereto hath paid unto each of the Brothers and Sisters the sum of Ten pounds so given to them by the said recited Will of the said
    Edward Skinner the Elder as aforesaid And whereas the said Edward Skinner party hereto hath contracted with the said John Skinner for the sale to him of the said Cottage and hereditaments hereinafter described and
    intended to be hereby conveyed in fee simple in possession free from all incumbrances at the sum of One hundred pounds out of which sum it hath been agreed that the said sum of Ninety pounds so due to the said
    George Henry Garrard shall be paid and that he shall join these presents for the purposes and in manner hereinafter appearing Now this Indenture witnesseth that in pursuance of the said contract and
    in consideration of the sum of Ninety pounds (part of the said purchase money) to the said George Henry Garrard now paid by the said John Skinner with the privity and consent of the said Edward Skinner
    party hereto testified by his execution hereby and also in consideration of the sum of Ten pounds (residue of the said purchase money) to the said Edward Skinner party hereto at the same time paid by
    the said John Skinner the payment and receipt of which said sums of Ninety pounds Ten pounds making together the full purchase money of One hundred pounds he the said Edward Skinner
    party hereto doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and therefrom doth hereby acquit release and for ever discharge the said John Skinner his heirs executors and administrators He the said George
    Henry Garrard by direction of the said Edward Skinner party hereto testified as aforesaid Doth hereby grant and He the said Edward Skinner party hereto Doth hereby grant convey and
    confirm unto the said John Skinner and his heirs All that Cottage or Tenement with the Garden Pigsties and premises thereto belonging situate in Harvington aforesaid late in the occupation of the said
    Elizabeth Skinner but now of the said Caleb Skinner Together with all buildings ways rights members easements and appurtenances to the said Cottage or Tenement and hereditaments hereinbeofre expressed
    to be hereby conveyed belonging or in anywise appertaining And all the estate right title interest property benefit possession claim and demand whatsoever both at Law and in Equity of them the said
    Edward Skinner party hereto and George Henry Garrard and each of them of in to out of or upon the said hereditaments and premises hereinbefore expressed to be hereby granted and conveyed and every part thereof
    To have and to hold the said Cottage or Tenement and hereditaments and all and singular other the premises hereinbefore expressed to be hereby granted and conveyed unto and to the use of the said John Skinner his heirs and
    assigns for ever And the said John Skinner doth hereby declare that if he shall die leaving a Widow she shall not be entitled to dower out of or in the said hereditaments or any part thereof And the said George
    Henry Garrard doth hereby for himself and his heirs covenant with the said John Skinner his heirs and assigns that he the said George Henry Garrard hath not at anytime heretofore made done executed permitted or suffered
    or been party or giving to any act deed or thing whatsoever whereby the hereditaments and premises hereinbefore expressed to be hereby granted and conveyed or any part thereof are is can shall or may be impeached charged
    affected or imcumbered in title estate or otherwise howsoever And the said Edward Skinner party hereto doth hereby for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant with the said John Skinner his heirs and assigns that
    for and notwithstanding any act deed matter or thing whatsoever made done omitted or committed by him or the said Edward Skinner the elder deceased to the contrary they the said George Henry Garrard and Edward Skinner
    party hereto now have or one of them hath good right and full power to grant and convey the hereditaments and premises hereinbefore expressed to be hereby granted and conveyed unto and to the use of the said John Skinner his
    heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid And that it shall be lawful to and for the said John Skinner his heirs and assigns at all time hereafter peaceably and quietly to enter into and upon and to have hold and enjoy
    the said hereditaments and premises and to receive and to take the rents issues and profits thereof to and for his and their own benefit without any interruption or disturbance from or by the said Edward Skinner party hereto or his
    heirs or any person or persons rightfully claiming through under or in trust for him or the said Edward Skinner the Testator deceased And that free from and effectually kept indemnified against all estates titles charges
    debts and incumbrances created or occasioned by the said Edward Skinner party hereto or any person or persons rightfully claiming through under or in trust for him or the said Edward Skinner the elder deceased And lastly
    that he the said Edward Skinner party hereto and his heirs and all other persons whomsoever having or claiming any estate property or interest in or to the said hereditaments and premises hereinbefore expressed to be hereby
    granted and conveyed through under or in trust for him or the said Edward Skinner the elder deceased shall and will at all times hereafter upon every reasonable request by and at the costs of the said John Skinner his
    heirs or assigns made do acknowledge and execute or cause and procure to be made done acknowledged and executed all such further acts deeds conveyances and assurances in the Law whatsoever for the further or
    better granting conveying or otherwise assuring the said hereditaments and premises hereinbefore expressed to be hereby conveyed unto and to the use of the said John Skinner his heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid as by him
    or them or their counsel in the Law shall by reasonably devised or advised or required In witness whereas the said parties to these presents have hereunto at their hands and seals the day and year first above written

    Geo H Garrard [signed with seal]

    Edward Skinner [signed with seal]

    John Skinner [signed with seal]

    [Text at top of cover page:]

    Received on the day and year first within written of
    and from the within named John Skinner the sum 90.0.0
    of Ninety pounds being the consideration money
    within expressed to be paid by him to me
    Witness

    Herbert New
    Geo H Garrard

    Received the day and year first within written of
    of and from the within named John Skinner the sum 10.0.0
    of Ten pounds being the consideration money within
    expressed to be paid by him to me
    Witness

    100.0.0

    Edward Skinner
    Herbert New

    [Also at top of cover page:]
    Signed sealed and delived by the within named George
    Henry Garrard Edward Skinner and John Skinner in the
    presence of

    Herbert New
    of Eversham Solicitor

    Candle006:         Mortgage dated 1880.

    [Image two - title page:]

    Dated the 26th day of July 1880

    Mr John Skinner

    to

    Mr Geo H Garrard

    Mortgage in Fee of a cottage
    garden and premises situate at Harvington
    in the county of Worcester for securing 100
    and interest

    Dated the 4th of April 1887

    Mr Geo H Garrard

    to

    Mr John Skinner

    Reconveyance

    [Image three - page one:]

    [Stamp:] LONDON 29.11.75

    This Indenture made the twenty sixth day of July
    in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and
    eighty Between John Skinner of Northampton Street Birmingham in the
    County of Warwick jeweller of the one part and George Henry Garrard of Evesham
    in the County Worcester Gentleman of the other part Whereas by Indenture
    dated the twenty fourth day of July one thousand eight hundred and eighty
    and made between the said George Henry Garrard of the first part Edward
    Skinner of the second part and the said John Skinner of the third part
    for the valuable consideration therein mentioned the Cottage or Tenement and
    hereditaments hereinafter described and intended to be hereby conveyed were
    granted and assured unto and to the use of the said John Skinner his heirs
    and assigns for ever And whereas the said George Henry Garrard has at
    the request of the said John Skinner agreed to lend him the sum of one
    hundred Pounds on having the repayment thereof with interest secured in
    manner hereinafter expressed Now this Indenture witnesseth that in
    consideration of the sum of One hundred pounds sterling paid by the said
    George Henry Garrard to the said John Skinner on the execution of these
    presents the receipt whereof the said John Skinner hereby acknowledges and therefrom
    hereby releases the said George Henry Garrard his heirs executors administrators and
    assigns He the said John Skinner doth by these presents grant bargain sell and
    release unto the said George Henry Garrard and to his heirs All that Cottage
    or Tenement with the garden pigsties and premises thereto belonging situate in
    Harvington in the County of Worcester late in the occupation of Elizabeth Skinner but now of Caleb Skinner Together
    with all buildings ways rights members easements and appurtenances to the said
    Cottage or Tenement and hereditaments hereinbefore expressed to be hereby granted
    belonging or anywise appertaining And also all the estate right title and
    interest of the said John Skinner in and to the said hereditaments and premises
    all other the premises hereby released or intended so to be with their appurtenances
    unto and to the use of the said George Henry Garrard his heirs and assigns for ever
    nevertheless subject to with and under the provisions hereinafter contained (that is to say)
    Provided always that if the said John Skinner his heirs executors administrators
    or assigns shall pay or cause to be paid unto the said George Henry Garrard his
    executors administrators or assigns the sum of One hundred pounds with interest for the
    same after the rate of five pounds per centum per annum on the twenty sixth day of
    Jan next without deduction then these presents shall cease and become void
    Provided always that if default shall be made in payment of the said sum
    of One hundred pounds or the interest thereof or any part thereof at the time
    and in manner aforesaid it shall be lawful for the said George Henry
    Garrard his heirs executors administrators or assign at any time or times
    thereafter without the necessity of giving any previous notice to or of any further
    concurrence or consent of the said John Skinner his heirs or assigns to see the
    said hereditaments and premises hereinafter expressed to be hereby granted
    together or in parcels either by Public auction or Private contract and subject
    or not subject to any special or other conditions or stipulations relative to the
    title or evidence of title or otherwise as shall appear expedient and with full
    powers to purchase in the said hereditaments or any part or parts thereof at any
    auction and also to rescind or vary the terms of any Contract for sale and
    afterwards to resell the same in either of the ways aforesaid without being
    responsible for any loss occasioned thereby and to receive the money to

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    arise from the sale or sales thereby and out of the same money to retain and satisfy
    the said sum of One hundred pounds with all interest due for the same and
    all costs and expences occasioned by the nonpayment thereof and which costs it
    is hereby agreed that the said George Henry Garrard shall be entitled to
    charge for any profesional business done or transacted by him or any of his
    partners And the surplus (if any) of the money is to arise as aforesaid shall be paid to the
    said John Skinner his heirs or assigns And the said John Skinner hereby decrees that
    every receipt which shall be given by the said George Henry Garrard his heirs executors
    administrators or assigns or his or their agent or agents to any purchaser or purchasers
    under the power of sale hereinbefore contained for his or their purchase money shall
    exonerate such purchaser or purchasers from all liability in respect of the application
    thereof nor shall any such purchaser or purchasers be obliged or concerned to enquire
    or take notice whether any sale or sales is or are necessary or proper for any of the
    purposes hereinbefore expressed nor whether any such default has been made as aforesaid
    Provided also that the said George Henry Garrard his heirs executors administrators
    and assigns shall notwithstanding the power of sale hereinbefore contained and
    concurrently therewith have all the rights and remedies by foreclosure or otherwise of
    a mortgage in ordinary cases And the said John Skinner for himself his heirs
    executors and administrators hereby covenants with the said George Henry Garrard his
    heirs executors administrators and assigns will pay or cause to be paid unto the said George
    Henry Garrard his executors administrators or assigns the said sum of One hundred
    pounds with interest for the same after the rate of Five pounds per centum per
    annum on the twenty sixth day of January next And also that the said John Skinner
    has in himself good right by these presents to assure the said hereditaments and
    premises with their appurtenances unto and to the use of the said George Henry Garrard
    his heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid And also that the said hereditaments shall or
    may be peaceably and quickly held and enjoyed and the rents issues and profits thereof
    taken accordingly without eviction interruption or denial whatsoever free and clear or by
    the said John Skinner hois heirs executors or administrators kept indemnified from or against
    all former or other estates rights titles charges and incumbrances And also that the said
    John Skinner and every person rightfully claiming any estate right or interest in or to
    the said hereditaments and premises or any part thereof will or shall at any time or from
    time to time at the request of the said George Henry Garrard his heirs executors
    administrators or assigns but at the costs of the said John Skinner his heirs or assigns
    as and execute every such act deed conveyance or assurance for more effectually
    assuring the said hereditaments and premises with their appurtenances unto or to the
    use of the said George Henry Garrard his heirs or assigns or as he his heirs executors
    administrators or assigns shall direct according to the true intent and meaning of these
    presents as by the said George Henry Garrard his heirs executors administrators or
    assigns or his or their counsel shall be required or advised And also that the said
    John Skinner his heirs executors administrators or assigns will at his or their own costs
    during the continuance of the Mortgage hereby made keep the buildings erected and
    to be erected on the said hereditaments or any part or parts thereof insured against loss
    by fire in the sum of One hundred pounds in the name or names of the said George
    Henry Garrard his executors administrators or assigns in the Law Fire Insurance Office
    or such other Insurance Office as he or they shall fromn time to time appoint (and deliver
    to him or them proper receipts for the premiums and duty in respect of such insurance
    within fourteen days after the same shall become due) And that if the said John
    Skinner his heirs executors administrators or assigns shll fail so to do and the said

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    George Henry Garrard his executors administrators or assigns shall with his or their
    own money insure or keep insured the said Buildings in the sum aforesaid or any
    less sum then the said John Skinner his heirs executors administrators or assigns
    will on demand repay to the said George Henry Garrard his executors administrators
    or assigns the money expended by him or them on such Insurance with interest after
    the rate of six pounds per centum per annum which money and interest shall be
    covered by this security And the said John Skinner hereby declared that such
    Insurance as aforesaid shall be considered as auxiliary to the security hereinbefore made
    and to be disposed of accordingly In Witness whereof the said parties to these
    presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

    Signed sealed and delivered by the
    above named John Skinner on the           [signed with seals] John Skinner
    presence of

    Herbert New
    of Evesham Solicitor

    Received on the day and year first above written of and
    from the above named George Henry Garrard the sum of One hundred       100
    pounds the consideration money above mentioned to be paid by him
    to me.

    Witness Herbert New

    John Skinner

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    This Indenture made the fourth day of April
    One thousand eight hundred and eighty seven Between
    the within named George Henry Garrard of the
    one part and the within named John skinner of
    the other part Witnesseth that in consideration
    of all principal money and interest secured by the
    within written Indenture having been paid (the
    receipt whereof the said George Henry Garrard hereby
    acknowledged) The said George Henry George Garrard as
    Mortgagee hereby conveys unto the said John Skinner
    All the lands and hereditaments comprised in the
    within written Indenture To hold the same unto and
    to the use of the said John Skinner in fee simple
    freed and discharged from all principal money and interest
    secured by and from all claims and demands under the
    said Intenture In Witness whereof the said parties
    to these presents have hereunto set their hands and
    seals the day and year first above written

    Geo. H Garrard [signed]

    Signed sealed and delivered by
    the above named George Henry
    Garrard in the presence of

    Oliver H New
    Clerk to Messrs New Prance & Garrard
    Solicitors Evesham

    [Image one - receipt:]

    On reverse
    On receiving the within we undertake to procure and hand over or send by post title deeds & the within mentioned mentioned mortgage, with a reconveyance of the property to Mr Skinner the latter at his expence.
    New Prance Garrard

    Candle007:         Lease dated 1906.

    [Title page:]

    Dated 27th November 1906

    Mr John Skinner

    to

    Mr John B Cook

    Counterpart

    Lease
    of Shop Dwellinghouse and
    premises situate at Harvington
    in the County of Worcester

    [Page one:]

    This Indenture made the twenty seventh
    day of November One thousand nine hundred and
    six Between John Skinner of number 4 Northampton
    Street in the City of Birmingham Jeweller (hereinafter
    called the Lessor) of the one part and John Bazaled
    Cook
    of Harvington in the County of Worcester Grocer
    (hereinafter called the Lessee) of the other part
    Witnesseth that in consideration of the rent and
    covenants hereinafter mentioned the Lessor doth hereby
    demise unto the Lessee and his assigns All that Dwelling
    house shop and premises with the garden and appurtenances
    thereto belonging situate and being in the main Stratford
    Road in the village of Harvington in the County of
    Worcester and formerly used as a Post Office

    It is hereby covenanted and agreed between and by the
    said parties hereto for themselves and when and where the
    context to requires and admits for their respective heirs executors
    administrators successors and assigns as follows

    That the Lessee shall hold the said premises hereby
    demised for the term of Seven Years from the twenty
    fifth day of December One thousand nine hundred and six

    That the Lessee shall pay to the Lessor the yearly rent
    of Sixteen pounds by four equal quarterly payments
    on the twenty fifth day of March the twenty fourth day
    of June the twenty ninth day of September and the twenty
    fifth day of December in every year the quarterly
    payment of Four pounds to be paid on the twenty
    day [sic] of March next

    That theLessee shall pay all rates taxes and assessments
    payable in respect of the said premises (except Landlords
    property tax)

    That the Lessee shall keep the inside of the said
    premises including the stove and other fixtures belonging
    to the Lessor and also the glass in the windows in
    good and tenantable repair and so deliver up the same
    at the end of the term hereby granted and that he the
    Lessee will in particular paint with two coats at least
    of good oil colour and paper in a proper and workmanlike

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    manner such parts of the inside of the said premises
    are usually painted and papered once during the said
    term and at the same time with every inside painting
    whitewash and colour such parts of the inside as are
    usually whitewashed and coloured

    That the Lessee will permit the Lessor or his Agent
    with or without workmen at all reasonable times during
    the said term hereby granted to enter upon the said
    premises to view the state and condition thereof and of
    all decays defects and wants of reparation as shsll be then
    and there found to give to the Lessee notice in writing to
    repair and amend the same within six calendar months
    within which time the Lessee will repair and amend the
    same accordingly

    That the Lessee will insure and keep insured the
    said demised premises from loss or damage by fire
    in the joint names of the Lessor and Lessee in the Law
    Fire Insurance Office or in some other well established
    office to be approved of by the Lessor in the sum of
    three hundred pounds at the least and will pay all
    premiums necessary for that purpose and will produce
    to the Lessor when required the policy of such
    Insurance and the receipt for such premiums and will
    cause all money received by virtue of such Insurance
    to be forthwith laid out in rebuilding and reinstating
    the said premises

    That the Lessee will not carry on or permit to be
    carried on any trade or business upon the said premises
    which may cause a nuisance annoyance or disturbance
    to the owners or occupiers of the property adjoining or
    near thereto

    That the Lessee shall not assign or underlet
    the said premises or any part thereof to any person
    without the consent in writing of the Lessor which
    consent shall not be arbitrarily withheld

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    That the said rent or any part thereof shall
    remain unpaid for twenty one days after the same shall
    become due and have been demanded or if there shall
    be any breach or non observance of any of the Lessees
    covenants or if the Lessee shall become Bankrupt or
    compound or arrange with his creditors or suffer his
    affects to be taken in execution then in either of the
    said cases it shall be lawful for the Lessor to enter
    and take possession of the premises or any part thereof
    in the name of the whole and thereupon this demise
    shall cease

    That the Lessor shall keep the outside of the said
    premises in good repair and condition and in
    particular shall paint with two coats at least of
    good oil colour in a proper and workmanlike
    manner such parts of the outside of the said
    premises as have been usually painted once during
    the said term

    That the Lessor covenants with the Lessee subject
    to the Lessee performing his covenants to give him
    quiet enjoyment of the said premises during the term
    hereby granted

    In witness whereof the said parties to these
    presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands
    and seals the day and year first before written

    Signed sealed and delivered
    by the before named John         [signed] John Bazaled Cook
    Bazaled Cook in the
    presence of

    G Heny Garrard
    Solr Evesham

    Candle008:         Will dated 1908.

    Candle009:         Conveyance dated 1913.

    [Title page:]

    Dated the 21st day of June 1913

    Mr Walter Skinner and
    Miss Emma Elizabeth Skinner
    Trustees of John Skinner dec'd

    to

    Mr Charles Edward Skinner

    Conveyance The Old Post Office and Cottage
    at Harvington in the County of
    Worcester

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    This Indenture made the twenty first
    day of June One thousand nine hundred and
    thirteen Between Walter Skinner of
    Antrobus Road Handsworth in the City of
    Birmingham Commercial Traveller and
    Emma Elizabeth Skinner of Northampton
    Street Birmingham aforesaid Spinster (herein
    after called the Venders) of the one part and
    Charles Edward Skinner of Harvington
    Derbyshire Lane Shetford near the City of
    Manchester Commercial Traveller (hereinafter
    called the Purchaser) of the other part
    Witness John Skinner late of the
    City of Birmingham Jeweller being seized in
    fee simple of the freehold hereditaments
    hereinafter described and intended to be
    hereby conveyed duly made and executed his
    last Will and Testament dated the eighteenth
    day of March One thousand nine hundred
    and eight and thereby he appointed the
    Vendors the Executors and Trustees thereof
    and after certain devises and bequests not
    affecting the said freehold hereditaments
    the Testator devised his freehold property
    situate at Harvington in the County of
    Worcester known as Oak Tree Villas Cress
    Hill Harvington aforesaid The Old Post
    Office Harvington aforesaid and one Cottage

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    near thereto (thereinafter called the said
    freehold property) Upon trust that his Trustees
    should sell the same either by public auction
    or private contract after the expiration of One
    year from the date of his decease and pay
    and divide the moneys realised by such
    sale as in the said Will more particularly
    directed And whereas the Testator
    died on the twenty sixth day of February
    One thousand nine hundred and twelve
    without having altered or revoked the said
    Will which was proved in the Lichfield
    District Probate Registry on the fifteenth day
    of March One thousand nine hundred and
    twelve by the Vendor the Executors thereas
    named And whereas in exercise of
    the trust for that purpose contained in
    the said Will the Vendors have agreed to
    sell the freehold hereditaments hereinafter
    particularly described to the Purchaser at
    the price of Three hundred pounds Now
    this Indenture Witnesseth that in
    consideration of Three hundred pounds
    to the Vendors paid by the Purchase on or
    before the executor of these presents the receipt
    whereof the Vendors do hereby acknowledge
    The Vendors as such Trustees as aforesaid
    Do hereby convey unto the Purchaser Firstly
    All that Cottage or tenenment with the

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    garden pigsties hereditaments and premises
    thereto belonging situate in Harvington in
    the County of Worcester late in the occupation
    of Elizabeth Skinner then of Caleb Skinner
    but now of John Cook and formerly used as
    the Village Post Office and now known as "The
    Old Post Office" together with all appurtenances
    thereto Secondly All that piece or plot
    of land situate in the parish of Harvington
    aforesaid fronting to a road called Holloway
    Road and bounded by and adjoining on one
    side to the Parish Pound and Church Yard
    and on the other side by a Cottage or land
    formerly in the occupation of Caleb Skinner
    and abutting at the back thereof to land
    formerly of Mrs Elizabeth Skinner and contains
    in the whole by admeasurement or thereabouts
    with the Cottage or tenement and outhouses
    erected and built and now standing thereon
    together with the joint use of the Well with
    the owners tenants and occupiers for the time
    being of the adjoining property as the same
    were formerly in the occupation of Charles
    Skinner and Mrs Bourton Widow Together
    with all hereditaments and appurtenances
    thereto belonging To hold the same unto
    and To the use of the Purchaser in
    fee simple And it is hereby declared

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    and certified that the transaction hereby
    effected does not form part of a larger un
    transaction or of a series of transactions in
    respect of which the amount or value or the
    aggregate amount or value of the consideration
    exceeds Five hundred pounds In witness
    whereof the said parties to these presents
    have hereunto set their hands and seals
    the day and year first before written.

    Signed Sealed and Delivered         [signed with seals] Walter Skinner
    by the said Walter Skinner
    in the presence of                         [signed with seals] Emman E Skinner
    Harry Jones
    96 Antrobus Rd
    Handsworth
    Jeweller

    Signed Sealed and Delivered
    by the said Emma
    Elizabeth Skinner in
    the presence of
    Harry Jones
    96 Antrobus Rd
    Handsworth
    Jeweller

    Sign Sealed and
    Delivered by the said
    Charles Edward Skinner
    in the Presence of

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    Candle010:         Lease dated 1926.

    [Title page:]

    Dated 2nd October 1926

    Mrs Ellen Louisa Skinner
    and another

    to

    Miss Nora Eugenia Wilkinson

    Lease of "Church House" Harvington
    Term: 3 years from 24th June 1926.
    Rent 24 per annum

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    This Lease made the second day of October One
    thousand nine hundred and twenty six
    Between Ellen Louisa Skinner Widow and Arthur
    Allman Skinner
    Salesman both 16 Westgate
    Urmston in the County of Lancaster (hereinafter
    called "The Lessors") of the one part and
    Nora Eugenie Wilkinson of Manor House
    Hamstead Birmingham Spinster (hereinafter
    called "The Lessee") of the other part
    Witnesseth that in consideration of the
    rent and covenants on the part of the Lessee
    hereinafter reserved and contained the Lessors
    hereby demise unto the Lessee All that
    messuage or dwelling house and premises
    known as "Church House" Harvington in
    the County of Worcester To hold unto the
    Lessee from the twenty fourth day of June one
    thousand nine hundred and twenty six for
    the term of three years Paying therefor
    yearly during the said term the rent of
    Twenty four pounds to be paid without
    any deduction except for landlord's property tax
    equal quarterly payments (in advance if
    required) on the four usual quarter days in

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    every year the first quarterly payment to be
    considered as having become due on the
    twenty fourth day of June one thousand nine
    hundred and twenty six And the Lessee
    hereby covenants with the Lessor as follows:

    1. To pay the said yearly rent of twenty four
      pounds at the times and in the manner
      at and in which the same is hereinbefore
      reserved and made payable without any
      deduction except as aforesaid.
    2. To pay and discharge all rates taxes and
      assessments which are now or may at any
      time during the said term be assessed
      charged or imposed upon the said demised
      premises or the occupier in respect thereof
      the lanslords property tax only excepted.
    3. From time to time to well and substantially
      repair cleanse maintain and keep the said
      demised premises and the fixtures therein
      and the walls drains and appurtenances
      thereof with all necessary reparations &
      cleansings and amendments whatsoever
      except such repairs as are hereby agreed to
      be executed by the Lessors.
    4. All the the expiration or sooner determination

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      of the said term to quietly yield up unto
      the Lessors the said demised premises so
      repaired cleansed maintained and kept
      as aforesaid together with all addition
      and improvements thereto and all fixtures
      (other than tenant's fixtures) which are
      now or at any time during the said term
      shall be thereon.

    5. To permit the Lessors or their agents
      twice in every year during the said term
      during reasonable hours in the day time
      to enter the said demised premises and
      examine the state of repair and condition
      thereof and to repair and make good all
      defects of which notice in writing shall
      be given by the Lessors to the Lessee within
      one month after the giving of such notice.
    6. Not to make any structural alterations in
      or additions to the saiod demised premises
      without the previous consent in writing of
      the Lessors.
    7. Not to assign underlet or part with the
      possession of the said demised premises or
      any part thereof without the previous con-
      sent in writing of the Lessors but such

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      consent shall not be arbitrarily or un-
      reasonably withheld. And the Lessors hereby covenant with
      the Lessee as follows:

      1. To keep the main walls roof and prin-
        cipal bearing members of the said demised
        premises in good repair and condition.
      2. That the Lessee paying the rent hereby
        reserved and performing and observing the
        covenants and provisions herein contained
        and on her part to be performed and observed
        shall and may peaceably and quietly
        hold and enjoy the said demised premises
        during the term hereby granted without
        any lawful interruption or disturbance from
        or by the Lessors or any person claiming
        under or in part for them.
      3. That if the Lessee shall be desirus of
        taking a new lease of the said demised
        premises after the expiration of the term
        hereby granted and shall at least three
        months before the expiration thereof signify
        such her desire by a notice in writing to be
        delivered to the Lessors the Lessors will at or
        before the expiration of the said term at

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        the cost of the Lessee make and execute to
        her a new and effectual lease of the said
        demised premises for a term of three years
        to commence from and after the expiration
        of the term hereby granted at the like rent
        and with and subject to the like covenants
        and provisions as are herein contained
        except this present covenant for renewal.

    Provided always that in case the
    said demised premises or any part thereof
    shall at any time be destroyed or so damaged
    by fire or otherwise as to be unfit for occu-
    pation or use and shall not be rebuilt or re-
    instated by the Lessors within three months
    after such destruction or damage then and in
    such case (unless the destruction or damage
    shall have been caused by fire and the in-
    surance of the premises shall have been for-
    feited by the act or default of the Lessee) the
    rent hereby reserved or a fair and just pro-
    portion thereof according to the nature and extent
    of the damage sustained shall from and after
    the expiration of such three months and until
    the premises shall have been rebuilt or rein-
    stated and made fit for occupation or use by

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    suspended and cease to be payable.

    Provided also that if the said yearly
    rent or any part thereof shall be in arrear for
    twenty one days after the same shall become
    due (whether legally demanded or not) or in
    the event of ny breach of any of the covenants
    and provisions on the part of the Lessee herein
    contained or of her becoming subject to the
    bankruptcy laws or making any composition
    or arrangement with her creditors The Lessors
    may re-enter upon tyhe said demised premises
    and hold the same as if this had not
    been made.

    In witness whereof the said parties to
    these presents have hereunto set their hands
    and seals the day and year first before written.

    Signed sealed and delivered
    by the said Ellen Louisa Skinner         [signed] Ellen Louisa Skinner
    in the presence of

    Cyril W Green
    Sol. Manchester

    Candle011:         Conveyance dated 1926.

    [Title page:]

    Dated 9th October 1926

    Mrs Ellen Louisa Skinner
    and others

    to

    Mrs Ellen Louisa Skinner

    Conveyance

    of premises at Harvington in
    the County of Worcester

    [Page one:]

    Presented 14 Oct 1926

    This Conveyance is made the
    ninth day of October
    One thousand nine hundred and twenty
    six Between Ellen Louisa Skinner
    of 16 Westgate Barnfield Urmston in the
    County of Lancaster Widow and Arthur
    Allman Skinner
    of the same address
    Salesman of the first part [and] the said Arthur
    Allman Skinner
    of the second part
    Doris Ellen Skinner of 16 Westgate
    aforesaid Spinster of the third part and
    the said Ellen Louisa Skinner of the
    fourth part Whereas Charles Edward
    Skinner late of 16 Westgate aforesaid Com-
    ercial Traveller deceased died on the
    thirtieth of March one thousand nine
    hundred and twenty six intestate leaving
    the said Ellen Louisa Skinner his Widow
    and the said Arthur Allman Skinner and
    Doris Ellen Skinner his only children
    (both of whom have attained the age of
    twenty one years) him surviving and no
    child of the said Charles Edward Skinner
    died in his lifetime leaving issue living at
    his death And whereas Letters of Administra-
    tion of the estate of the said Charles Edward

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    Skinner were granted to the said Ellen
    Louisa Skinner and Arthur Allman Skinner
    by the District Probate Registry at Manchester
    on the fourth of May one thousand nine
    hundred and twenty six And whereas
    it was the intention of the said Charles
    Edward Skinner to make a Will giving
    all his estate to the said Ellen Louisa
    Skinner for her absolute use and benefit
    as the parties hereto hereby respectively
    declare And whereas the said Charles
    Edward Skinner was at the date of his
    death the estate owner in respect of the
    fee simple of the property hereby conveyed
    and the parties hereto have with a view
    to effectuating the intention of the said
    Charles Edward Skinner agreed to execute
    such conveyance thereof as is hereinafter
    contained Now this deed witnesseth
    that in consideration of the premises the
    said Ellen Louisa Skinner and Arthur
    Allman Skinner as Personal Representatives
    hereby release and convey and each of
    them the said Arthur Allman Skinner
    and Doris Ellen Skinner as benefical
    Owner according to his or her share or
    interest in the said property hereby conveys
    and confirms unto the said Ellen Louisa
    Skinner First All that messuage or tenement
    with the yard garden out buildings and

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    land belonging thereto and held there-
    with situate in Harvington in the
    County of Worcester known as "Church
    House" lately in the occupation of
    Elizabeth Maude Marks but now in the
    occupation of Nora Eugenie Wilkinson
    as tenant which premises were in the
    Conveyance thereof to the said Charles
    Edward Skinner dated the twenty first
    of June One thousand nine hundred
    and thirteen described by the description
    following namely "All that cottage
    or tenement with the garden pigsties
    hereditaments and premises thereto be-
    longing situate in Harvington in the
    County of Worcester late in the occupa-
    tion of Elizabeth Skinner then of Caleb
    Skinner but now of John Cook and for-
    merly used as the Village Post Office
    and now known as The Old Post Office
    And Secondly All that piece or plot of
    land situate in Harvington aforesaid
    fronting to a road called Holloway
    Road and bounded by and adjoining on
    one side to the Parish Pound and Church
    Yard and on the other side by a cottage
    or land formerly in the occupation of
    Caleb Skinner and abutting at the back
    thereof to land formerly of Elizabeth
    Skinner with the cottage or tenement

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    and outhouses erected and built and
    now standing thereon Together with
    the joint use of the well with the owners
    tenants and occupiers for the time being
    of the adjoining property as the same
    were formerly in the occupation of Charles
    Skinner and Mrs Bourton and are now
    in the occupation of P Tansell
    as tenant To hold unto the said Ellen
    Louisa Skinner in fee simple In witness
    whereof the said parties to these presents
    have hereunto set their hands and seals
    the day and year first above written.

    Signed sealed and delivered
    by the said Ellen Louisa         [signed] Ellen Louisa Skinner]
    Skinner and Arthur
    Allman Skinner in the           [signed] Arthur Skinner in the
    presence of
    John Long
    Clerk to Messrs John L Worth  
    Solicitors Manchester

    Signed sealed and delivered       Doris Ellen Skinner
    by the said Doris Ellen
    Skinner in the presence of

    Cyril W Green
    Solr Manchester

    Candle012:         Vesting Assent dated 1927.

    [Title page:]

    Dated 24th August 1927

    In the Estate of Mr
    Jesse Skinner deceased.

    Mr & Mrs W E S Meek
    as Trustees

    to

    Mrs Florence Morgan
    as Tenant for Life

    Vesting Assent

    in respect of two
    freehold cottages and
    premises situate at
    Harvington in the
    County of Harvington

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    This Vesting Assent is made the
    twenty fourth day of August
    One thousand nine hundred and twenty seven
    William Edward Stead
    Meek
    of Harvington in the County of Worcester
    (Market) Gardener and Mabel Kate Meek
    wife of the said William Edward Stead Meek
    (hereinafter called the Grantors) of the one
    part and Florence Morgan of 11 Fox
    Green Crescent Acocks Green in the City of
    Birmingham married woman (hereinafter
    called the Tenant for Life) of the other part
    Whereas

    [1] Jesse Skinner (hereinafter called
    the Testator) late of Harvington in
    the County of Worcester Market
    Gardener deceased duly made and
    executed his Will dated the
    Eighteenth day of June One thousand
    nine hundred and twenty and
    thereby after appointing Rowland
    Elam Spiers and Charles Ludlow
    (hereinafter called the original
    Trustees) to be his Executors and
    Trustees and after bequeathing certain
    legacies which have all been satisfied
    gave and bequeathed his two cottages
    at Harvington aforesaid unto the
    Original Trustees upon Trust to
    permit his housekeeper Sarah Weaver
    to receive the rents and profits
    thereof during her life and at her
    death upon Trust to permit the
    Testator's niece the Tenant for life
    to receive the rents and income for
    her life and at her death upon
    Trust to sell the same and divide

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    the proceeds equally between her
    issue and if there should be only
    one child then to such child
    absolutely and the said Testator
    gave devised and bequeathed the
    rest residue and remainder of his
    Estate to the said Sarah Weaver
    subject to the retention by his
    Trustees of the sum of Twenty five
    pounds to be expended by them on
    the erection of a suitable memorial
    stone to the memory of the Testator's
    late wife and the Testator.

    [2] The said Testator died on the
    Eleventh day of July One thousand
    nine hundred and twenty and his
    said Will was on the Twentieth
    day of August One thousand nine
    hundred and twenty duly proved
    in the Worcester District Probate
    Registry by the Original Trustees

    [3] The Original Trustees duly
    administered the Estate of the said
    Testator and paid his funeral and
    testamentary expenses and debts
    and after retaining out of his
    personal estate the sum of twenty
    five pounds hereinbefore mentioned
    delivered to the said Sarah Weaver
    the portions of the Estate bequeathed
    to her by the said Will and let
    the said Sarah Weaver into
    possession and receipt of the rents
    and profits of the said two cottages
    in the said Will mentioned.

    [4] The said Rowland Elam
    Spiers died on the Thirtieth day of

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    July One thousand nine hundred
    and twenty six.

    [5] The said Charles Ludlow died
    on the Thirtieth day of August One
    thousand nine hundred and twenty
    six at Harvington aforesaid having
    by his Will dated the twenty seventh
    day of July One thousand nine
    hundred and fourteen appointed
    the Grantors (thereon described as
    William Meek and Mabel Meek)
    to be his Executors.

    [6] The said Sarah Weaver died on
    the Third day of March One thousand
    nine hundred and twenty seven.

    [7] On the Twenty third day of
    April One thousand nine hundred
    and twenty seven Probate of the
    Will of the said Charles Ludlow
    deceased was granted out of the
    Principal Probate Registry to the
    Grantors who were thereby confirmed
    as the Personal Representatives
    of the said Charles Ludlow deceased
    and as such are the Trustees for
    the purposes of the Settled Land
    Act 1925 of the said property
    settled by the Will of the said
    Jesse Skinner deceased.

    [8] On the Sixth day of August
    One thousand nine hundred and
    twenty seven letters of Administration
    as respects the Estate of the said
    Sarah Weaver deceased were
    granted out of the Principal Probate
    Registry to the Grantors specially
    limited to the settled land aforesaid

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    [9] The Grantors being satisfied
    that the said settled land ought
    to be vested in the Tenant for Life
    on the Trusts hereinafter referred to
    have at her request agreed to
    execute such Vesting Assent as is
    hereinafter contained.

    Now it is hereby declared as follows:

    [1] The Grantors as the Personal Represen-
    tatives of the said Sarah Weaver deceased
    hereby assent to the vesting in the Tenant for
    Life of all the property comprised in the
    Schedule hereto.

    [2] The premises are vested in the Tenant
    for life upon the trusts declared concerning
    the same by the will of the said Testator or
    other trusts on which the same ought from
    time to time to be held.

    [3] The Grantors are the Trustees of the
    Settlement for purposes of the Settled Land
    Oct 1925.

    [4] The statutory power of appointing a new
    Trustee or new Trustees of the settled land is
    applicable thereto.

    In witness the the hands of the said
    parties hereto.

    The Schedule above referred to

    First All that brick built and tiled
    cottage with the small garden adjoining thereto
    situate in Church Street Harvington in the
    County of Worcester in the occupation of the said
    Jesse Skinner until the date of his death
    afterwards occupied by the said Sarah Weaver
    deceased until the date of her death and now
    occupied by Miss White Secondly All

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    that small thatched and timber and plaster
    built cottage and garden situate near the
    property first described shortly before his death
    in the occupation of the said Jesse Skinner
    deceased and now of Allan Skinner

    All which said premises first and secondly
    hereinbefore described adjoin one another and
    constitute the whole of the freehold property
    in the said Parish of Harvington belonging to
    the said Jesse Skinner at the date of his death.

    Witness to the signatures             [signed] W E S Meek
    of the said william
    Edward Stead Meek and             [signed] M K Meek
    Mabel Kate Meek

    Henry J H Saunders
    Solicitor Evesham

    Candle013:         Letter dated August 1927.

    Candle014:         Vesting Assent dated 1945.

    Candle015:         Abstract of Title (1) dated 1968.

    Candle016:         Abstract of Title (2) dated 1968.

    Candle017:         Conveyance dated 1968.

    Candle018:         Conveyance dated 1973.

    Candle019:         Conveyance dated 1976.

    Candle020:         Conveyance dated 1978.

    Candle021:         Conveyance dated 1980.

    Candle022:         Conveyance dated 1985.