ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE
MRS. E. M. DAVIES
FREEHOLD HEREDITAMENTS AT HARVINGTON, / WORCESTERSHIRE.
Mills & Reeve, / NORWICH.
[Note area of land in which Crooked Walls stood on 1893.]
ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of MRS. E.M. DAVIES to FREEHOLD HEREDITAMENTS AT HARVINGTON, WORCESTERSHIRE.
17th January 1893 STAMP: £8. 2. 6. Original produced at 7, Cannon St., and examined by Ryland, Martineau of Birmingham 29/3/26.
BY INDENTURE OF MORTGAGE of this date made between ERNEST GEORGE COOKE BOMFORD of Spring Hill
in the Parish of Fladbury in the County of Worcester Agriculturalist (thereinafter styled "the
Mortgagor") of the one part and THE REVEREND GEORGE DE CARTERET GUILLE of Little Torrington in
the County of Devon Clerk EDWARD ST. JOHN GRIFFITHS of Upton House, Nursling, Southampton, a
Colonel in Her Majesty's Army THE REVEREND HUBERT GEORGE DE CARTERET GUILLE of Little Torrington
aforesaid Clerk and THE REVEREND RICHARD HENRY OAKELEY BANKS of Beaconscroft, Lichfield in the
County of Stafford Clerk (thereinafter called "the Mortgagees") of the other part
RECITING seisen of the Mortgagor subject to a Drainage Charge (which has since ceased
IT WAS WITNESSED that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £6,500 paid etc.
receipt etc. The Mortgagor covenanted to pay to the Mortgagees on the 17th July then next
to exist) and agreement for loan
the sum of £6,500 with interest at 3½% per annum as therein mentioned
AND IT WAS ALSO WITNESSED that for the consideration aforesaid THE Mortgagor as Beneficial Owner
thereby granted and conveyed unto the Mortgagees and their heirs
ALL AND SINGULAR the messuages or tenements farm houise cottages
with the buildings yards gardens or parcels of land Water Corn
Mill Mill islands and withy beds with the appurtenances thereunto
belonging and Together with the Lock and water and the ground and
soil thereof belonging to the said Mill
AND ALSO premises not the subject of this Abstract
All which said hereditaments and premises were situate in the Parish
and near the Village of Harvington in the County of Worcester and
were late in the occupation of George Malin deceased and afterwards
of his Widow and their undertenants and then of Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Bennett Mr. Walter Bullock and others and were further particularised
and described in the Schedule thereunder written and for further
identification but not by way of restriction were with the boundaries
TO HOLD the same
and abuttals thereof delineated on the plan annexed to a Conveyance
dated 16th January 1893 and made between the Scottish Widows Fund &
Life Assurance Society of the one part and the Mortgagor of the other
part thereby the whole of said heredito were conveyed to Mortgagor in fee simple
UNTO AND TO THE USE of the Mortgagees their heirs and assigns forever in fee
PROVISO for redemption
simple as joint tenants both at law land in equity Subject to the said Drainage
Charge of £6. per annum and also subject to the proviso for redemption
USUAL Mortgage covenants and declaration
No. on plan.
ALL THOSE 4 cottages with the outbuildings and gardens thereto belonging situate in Harvington aforesaid in the occupation of Newman Sorrell and others.
MEMORANDUM that on 6th December 1901 £1000 was repaid to E. St. J. Griffiths H.G. de Carteret Guille (then H.G. de Carteret Stevens Guille) and H.H.O. Bankes.
£1000 also repaid on 17th July 1906
£2500 also repaid on 7th June 1910.
26th November 1890. - BY HIS WILL of this date the said E.G.C. Bomford (therein called Ernest George Cook Bomford)
appointed his brothers Raymond Bomford and Benjamin Bomford and his friend Walter Ernest Kendrick
to be the Executors and Trustees of that his Will And after certain immaterial provisions Testator
gave devised and bequeathed unto his Trustees all the rest residue and remainder of his real and
personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature of kind soever of or to which he
might be possessed or entitled or over which he might have any disposing power at the time of his
decease Upon trust that his trustees should sell call in and convert the same into money or such
parts thereof as might not consist of money Subject nevertheless to the discretionary powers of
postponing such sale as thereinafter particularly appearing and should out of the moneys to arise
from such sale calling in and conversion into money and out of his ready money pay his debts
funeral and testamentary expenses and any other payments charged by that his Will and should invest
the net balance in their names in some or one of the investments thereinafter authorised and should
stand possessed of his residuary personal estate and his real estate and the net proceeds thereof
and the investments from time to time representing the same (all referred to in that his Will as
his "residuary estate") Upon the trusts therein mentioned And Testator (inter alia) declared that
it should be lawful for the Trustees at their absolute and uncontrolled discretion notwithstanding
the trust for sale and conversion of his residuary estate thereinbefore contained to postpone for
any lenght of time even so long as any of the trusts under that his Will might remain in force the
sale of any part of his real and residuary personal estate whether the same might consist of
investments of a wasting hazardous or speculative nature or not and permit the same to remain in
the state of investment in which it should be at his death without being liable for any loss or
depreciation in value which might be occasioned thereby it being however his intention that his real
and residuary personal estate should as from the time of his death be considered as converted into
personalty and should devolve and be transmissible accordingly And Testator directed that there
should not at any time be less than 3 Trustees to carry out the trusts of that his Will;.
27th April 1893 - CODICIL of said E.G.C. Bomford immaterial.
28th July 1893 - SECOND CODICIL of said E.G.C. Bomford immaterial.
2nd January 1895 - THE said George de Carteret Guille died.
13th July 1896 - THIRD CODICIL of said E.G.C. Bomford immaterial
19th May 1899 - BY HIS FIFTH CODICIL the said E.G.C. Bomford revoked the appointment of the said Walter Ernest
Kendrick as Executor and Trustee as aforesaid and directed that unless he should thereinafter appoint
another additional Trustee or other additional Trustees of that his Will should not apply during such time as his said 2 brothers
should set as Trustees but on the death retirment or incapacity to act of either of them or if he
should by any Codicil to his Will appoint an additional Trustee or Trustees then the direction
contained in his Will should be in full force And in all other respects Testator confirmed his
said Will as modified by Codicils.
24th May 1899 - BY HIS SIXTH CODICIL the said E.G.C. Bomford appointed Ernest Martineau of 7 Cannon Street in the
City of Birmingham Solicitor to be an Executor and Trustee of his Will jointly with his brother
Raymond Bomford and Benjamin Bomford appointed by his said Will to be Executors and Trustees thereof
and in place of Walter Ernest Kendrick whose appointment had been revoked by him And Testator
declared that his said Will should be read and constued as if the name of the said Ernest Martineau
had appeared therein instead of that of the said Walter Ernest Kendrick except that he did not
appoint him to be Guardian of his infant children nor did he bequeath to him a legacy of wine
And in all other respects he confirmed his said Will as altered or amended by any Codicil or Codicils
8th March 1901 - THE said E.G.C. Bomford died at Spring Hill Fladbury in the County of Worcester.
19th June 1901 - THE said Will and Codicils were proved by the said R. Bomford B. Bomford and E. Martineau at the
Worcester District Registry.
30th July 1910 STAMP: 10/-. - BY TRANSFER OF MORTGAGE of this date made between the said E. ST. JOHN GRIFFITHS H.G. DE CARTERET
STEVENS GUILLE and R.H.O. BANKES (thereinafter called "the Mortgagees") of the one part and the
said H.G. DE CARTERET STEVENS GUILLE and WILLIAMSON GEORGE BANKES of the other part
RECITING abstracted presents were supplemented to Indenture of 17th January 1893 before
abstracted (called "the principal Indenture")
AND RECITING death of said G. de carteret Guille
AND RECITING principal sum of £2,000 then remained due on the security of the Principal
Indenture (the sum of £4,500 having been repaid) and all interest had been paid up to the
date of abstracting presents
AND RECITING Transferees had become entitled to the said Mortgage debt upon a joint
account and had requested the Mortgagees to make such transfer thereof and of the securities
for the same as was thereinafter expressed
IT WAS WITNESSED as follows:-
1. In consideration of the premises the Mrtgagees as Mortgagees thereby assigned unto the
Transferees the principal sum of £2,000 then remaining due on the security of the Principal Indenture
and all interest thenceforth to become due thereon and the full benefit of all securities for the
2. In consideration of the premises the Mortgagees as Mortgagees thereby conveyed unto the
Transferees all the messuages lands and hereditaments comprised in the Principal Indenture
TO HOLD the same
UNTO AND TO THE USE of the Transferees
in fee simple subject to such right or
equity of redemption as was subsisting therein by virtue of the same Indenture
DULE EXECUTED and ttested.
27th January 1911 STAMP: £1.12.6. - BY RECONVEYANCE of this date made between the said REVEREND H.G. DE CARTERET STEVENS GUILLE
and W.G. BANKES of the one part and the said RAYMOND BOMFORD BENJAMIN BOMFORD and E. MARTINEAU
of the other part
SUPPLEMENTAL to the before abstracted Mortgage of 17th January 1893 and the before abstracted
Transfer of 30th July 1910
RECITING Will of said E.G.C. Bomford
IT WAS WINESSED that in consideration of the said R. Bomford B. Bomford and E. Martineau
AND RECITING death of said E.G.C. Bomford and proof of his Will with 6 Codicils
AND RECITING that all principal money and interest secured by the Principal Indenture
had been paid and satisfied before the execution of abstracting presents as said E.G.
de Carterey Stevens Guille and Williamson George Bankes thereby acknowledged
as the Trustees of the Will of said E.G.C. Bomford deceased
ALL the lands messuages and hereditaments comprised in the
TO HOLD the same
UNTO AND TO THE USE of the said R. Bomford B. Bomford and E. Martineau in
fee simple freed and discharged from all principal moneys and interest secured
by and all claims and demands under the Principal Indenture but upon the trusts
and subject to the provisions upon and to which the same ought to be held by
virtue of the thereinbefore part recited Will and Codicils of the said E.G.C.
Bomford deceased or otherewise.
DULY executed and attested.
19th January 1920 - THE said R. Bomford died at Abbet Manor Evesham
23rd February 1920 STAMP: £1. 0 0 - BY INDENTURE OF APPOINTMENT of this date made between the said BENJAMIN BOMFORD and ERNEST
MARTINEAU of the one part and JAMES FERGUSAN BOMFORD of Spring Hill Fladbury Worcestershire
Farmer of the other part
RECITING the said Will and Codicils of E.G.C. Bomford
IT WAS WITNESSED that the said B. Bomford and E. Martineau in exercise of all powers then
AND RECITING death of said E.G.C. Bomford and proof of his Will and Codicils
AND RECITING death of said R. Bomford as before abstracted
AND RECITING desire to appoint
thereunto enabling Did appoint the said J.F. Bomford to be a Trustee of the said Will
and Codicils in the place of the said R, Bomford deceased and jointly with themselves the said
B. Bomford and E. Martineau for all the purposes for which the said Raymond Bomford Benjamin
Bomford and Ernest Martineau were appointed by the said Will and Codicils
AND the said B . Bomford and E. Martineau thereby declared that the land and hereditaments then
subject to the trusts of said Will and Codicils should forthwith and without any Conveyance
vest in the said B. Bomford E. Martineau and J.F. Bomford as joint tenants in fee simple Upon
the trusts affecting the same under the said Will and Codicils
DULY executed and attested.
15th January 1925 STAMP: £1.0.0 - BY INDENTURE so dated made between the said BENJAMIN BOMFORD of Harvington Worcestershire ERNEST MARTINEAU of 43 Augustus Rd Edgbaston and JAMES FERGUSAN BOMFORD of Spring Hill Fladbury Worcestershire (thereinafter called "the Vendors") of the one part EDITH MAY DAVIES wife of Hollway Davies of No. 6 Dapdune Crescent Guildford in the County of Surrey Medical Practioner (thereinafter called "the Purchaser") of the other part
RECITING under and by virtue of the deeds and documents acts and events which
IT WAS WITNESSED that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum £200
with short particulars thereof were specified in the Schedule thereto (inter alia) the
hereitaments thereinafter described and intended to be thereby assured were vested in
the Vendors as Trustees of the Will of said Ernest G.C. Bomford deceased (thereinafter called
"the Testator") who at the date of the before abstracted Mortgage of 17th January 1893
in the said Schedule mentioned was seised in fee simple in possession free from incom-
brances other than a drainage charge which has long since terminated of (inter alia)
the same hereditaments
AND RECITING agreement for sale of £200,
paid etc. (the receipt etc.) the Vendors as Trustees of the Will of the Testator and in exercise of
the Trust of Sale therein contained thereby conveyed unto the Purchaser
ALL THOSE four tenements formerly cottages but then used as workshops
with the outbuildings gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging All
which hereditaments were for the purpose of identication only
delineated on the plan drawn on adstracting presents and thereon
coloured green and were then in the occupation of Mssrs Joyner
and Cresswell with or without vehicles to pass and repass over and along
the roadway coloured pink on the said plan
TO HOLD the same
UNTO AND TO THE USE of the Purchaser in fee simple
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT by Vendors of right of Purchaser to production and delivery of copies of documents
other than the Testator's Will and Codicils and the Probate thereof specified in the first part of
the said Schedule thereto (the possession whereof was retained by them) and to delivery of copies
of the same
CERTIFICATE that trnsaction did not exceed £500.
THE SCHEDULE BEFORE REFERRED TO.
Date of Document
16th January 1893
Scottish Widows Fund and Life
Assurance Society (1)
The Testator (2)
Conveyance of (inter alia) the hereditaments thereby assured and in this Schedule referred to as "the said hereditaments".
17th January 1893
Before abstracted Mortgage of this date.
26th November 1890)
19th May 1899)
24th May 1899)
19th June 1901)
Before abstracted deeds & documents of these respective dates.
30th July 1910)
27th January 1911)
23rd February 1920)
2nd January 1896
The said George de Carteret Guille died
9th March 1901
The Testator died
19th January 1920
The said Raymond Bomford died.
EXECUTED by the Vendors and truly attested.