DEEDS OF THE RETREAT
1931 - 1995

The earliest document within the bundle of Deeds is dated 6th December 1831 and is a mortgage between George Brookes and Mary Ann Marshall and relates the copyhold purchase of the property on 14th December of that year. The Deeds to The Retreat illustrate their value as historical documents and the wealth of facts that can be ascertained from them. It is clear from the Deeds that there was a major fire in or shortly before 1857 and the original building burnt down. There is reference to earlier documents and a number of items are referred to but not included, these documents may be within the still active bundle of deeds which belong to the attached Old Bakery.


Other properties and land referred to in the documents.
There is quite a confusing assortment of cottages and pieces of land mentioned in the Deeds that are otherwise not connected to The Retreat.

At least from the time of Wilson Marshall in 1808 the Deeds include other properties held by him. Several cottages and various pieces of land in Harvington, are mentioned a number of times and the references include a number of copyholders and tenants: Robert and Stephen Lunn, John Marshall the younger and later Thomas Marshall along with various tenants. It is not clear to what these copyholds refer but what is apparent is that the contracts had a duration of up to four generations. It is significant that throughout John Marshall is mentioned and that it is his name that appears against the adjacent property, in this case The Steps. This is believed to be a clue to the otherwise not stated location of these messuages. The following references will be placed under the section on The Steps although one or two references may relate to land elsewhere.

This does however leaves us with a number of group references relating to Edwin Collis that relate to elsewhere, see under 'Secondly'.


Firstly:
5th October 1808 - copyhold regranting of property to Robert Lunn, Stephen Lunn, John Marshall the younger with tenants:-

  1. One messuage and one yard land formerly late of William Lowe
  2. One messuage and half yard land native also Lowe
  3. One messuage and half yard land formerly Adams
  4. six acres of land native formerly Shayde
  5. One yard land demesne late Thomas Sell
  6. One messuage and five sellions of land late of Thomas Lowe

1843, 1848 and 5th December 1853 - copyhold regranting of property to John Marshall, John Atkins with tenants:-

  1. One messuage and one yard land formerly Mogg
  2. One cottage and one acre and a half of land native at Tounsend
  3. One cottage and curtilage formerly Tomes
  4. One messuage and one yard land formerly Carless and Thomas Smith
  5. One messuage and yard land formerly Landes

30th July 1858 - copyhold regranting of land to John Marshall, gentleman (Steps); John Atkins, yeoman (Steps); Robert Lunn yeoman (Steps); Thomas Bennett Tomes, yeoman (Steps); Mary Tovey (Retreat).

24th June 1863 - Transference of the properties from freehold to copyhold involving the Church at Worcester (Freehold), John Marshall of Harvington, gentleman, John Atkin of Donnington, Yeoman, Robert Lunn, yeoman and Thomas Bennett Tomes of Cleeve Prior, yeoman and Mary Tovey of Church Lench.

STEPHEN LUNN, was described as a landed proprietor in Great Hampton in 1851 aged 72 and born in Norton. He, along with Robert Lunn, John Marshall the Younger and Thomas Marshall were in possession of land, probably as leaseholders.

ROBERT LUNN, was described as a Farmer at Norton and Lenchwick. In 1771 a Robert Lunn was witness to a marriage in Harvington.


6th March 1851 - Agreement between Edwin Collis and Mary Sheaf of Dorsington, Spinster, of four cottages. Are these The Steps or elsewhere?


There is a further complication with pieces of lands etc. in that in 1851 Edwin Collis was involved, along with Mary Sheaf of Dorsington, spinster in a twenty-one year lease of four cottages and that Edwin Collis had "made considerable additions to and alterations and improvements of the said Cottages", using Solomon Hunt builder and surveyor.

The following are further references to land owned elsewhere in Harvington by Edwin Collis.

Secondly:
In the document drawn up 19th August 1857 and relating to Edwin Collis. Leys Road appears to be a location of some if not all of this land.

  1. All that piece or parcel of garden ground twenty eight yards long by twenty one yards wide situate on Taylors Hill in Harvington, lately in the occupation of Thomas Martin as Tenant, bounded on the North and West sides by land of Mrs Bullock on the South by land of Joseph Cale Williams and on the East side by the land hereinafter described.
  2. All that piece or plot of garden ground lately bought and purchased by the said Edwin Collis of William Stephens and lately and for many years past in the occupation of Thomas Hunting tenant situate in Harvington bounded on the South by and fronting to the Parish Road leading out of the Evesham and Alcester Turnpike road to Atch Lench on the North by the land herein firstly and on the east by land of Mrs Paddock and on the West by land of the Widow Taylor
  3. All that piece or parcel of garden ground situate on Taylors Hill in Harvington containing by estimation one chain or thereabouts lately and for many years in the occupation of James Pestridge bounded on the North by land in the occupation of Widow Bullock on the South by the land hereinbefore secondly on the east by the road or way hereinafter mentioned and on the West by land now or lately in the occupation of Mary Hawkes and the land hereinafter firstly described And also the soil and ground of a certain road or way of the width of seven feet or thereabouts on the east side of the said piece of land lastly hereinbefore described.

Taylor's Hill is depicted in the enclosure plan of 1787 as between Alcester Road and to the right of the footpath that heads towards Hill Farm and Harvington (Hill) Lodge. A copy of the enclosure plan is to be found in Millennium booklet under 'Histories'. Mrs Bullock lived at Harvington Hill. Is Widow Taylor relevant here to the name Taylor's Hill?


The Deeds state that the present Bakery and The Retreat were built on the site by Edwin Collis in 1858. The present owners Paul & Debbie Mason-Brown have kindly allowed access to the bundle including the framed 1831 Indenture.
Julian Andre Rawes, Crooked Walls, Harvington, 2020.

Contents
  • Retreat012: dated 1928 - Conveyance.
  • Retreat013: dated 1928 - Official Search.
  • Retreat014: dated 1928 - Legal Charge.
  • Retreat015: dated 1928 - Acknowledgment.
  • Retreat016: dated 1968 - Abstract of Title.
  • Retreat017: dated 1967 - Assent.
  • Retreat018: dated 1968 - Conveyance.
  • Retreat019: dated 1973 - Conveyance.
  • Retreat020: dated 1978 - Conveyance.
  • Retreat021: dated 1988 - Conveyance.
  • Retreat022: dated 1995 - Transfer.
  • Retreat 001:         Large single sheet, framed to hang on wall, Conveyance dated 5th December 1831.


    [The Retreat001 - obverse. The title page is probably on the reverse
    This Indenture made the fifth day of December in the second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William the Fourth by the Grace of God
    of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King Defender of the Faith And in the Year of Our Lord One thousand
    eight hundred and thirty one Between William Marshall of Inkberrow in the County of Worcester
    Farmer of the one part and George Brookes of Harvington in the said County of Worcester Wheelwright on the
    other part Whereas Wilson Marshall late of Harvington aforesaid Gentleman being well entitled to the Copyhold
    or customary Messuage or Tenement Garden Orchard and Cider Mill hereinafter conveyed and covenanted to be surrendered with the appurtenances situate in Harvington aforesaid by his last Will and Testament on
    Within bearing date the third day of October One thousand eight hundred and Seven and duly signed and attested Did give devise and bequeath the same Messuage or Tenement Garden Orchard and Cyder Mill then
    in the possession of Thomas Atkins unto his Son the said William Marshall his Executors Administrators and Assigns absolutely And whereas the said Wilson Marshall duly signed and published a Codicil to his
    last Will and Testament bearing date the fifteenth day of October One thousand eight hundred and seven but which said codicil did not at all alter or vary the aforesaid Bequest to his said Son William Marshall and the
    said Testator departed this life on the eleventh day of December One thousand eight hundred and seven and his said Will and Codicil were duly proved on the Sixteenth day of March One thousand eight hundred and nine by
    the Executors therein named in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury And whereas the said Messuage or Tenement Garden Orchard and Cyder Mill are held with other hereditaments of greater Value formerly the Estate
    of the said Wilson Marshall but now of his son Thomas Gould Marshall of the Reverend the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Mary the Virgin of Worcester Lords of the Manor of
    Harvington aforesaid for four lives two in possession two in reversion but no separate and distinct Copies of Court toll thereof have ever been granted And whereas at a Court Baron held in and for the said Manor of
    Harvington aforesaid on the fifth day of October One thousand eight hundred and eight before John Clifton Gentleman there came Robert Lunn Stephen Lunn and John Marshall the Younger in their own proper persons and
    surrendered into the hands of the said Lords as well the possession as the reversion of One Messuage and half a yard land late of William Lowe One Messuage and half a yard land native also Lowe One Messuage and half a
    yard land formerly Adams six acres of land native formerly Shayde one yard land demesne late of Thomas Sell One Messuage and five sellions of land late of the said Thomas Lowe with the Appurtenances in Harvington
    aforesaid or such lands Tenements Hereditaments and premises as had been allotted in lieu of the same by the Commissioners appointed under and by virtue by an Act of Parliament passed for enclosing the said parish of Harvington
    and of which the Messuage or Tenement Garden Orchard and Cyder Mill herewith conveyed and covenanted to be surrendered are part and parcel And all their and each of their estate right title claim and Interest of in and to the
    same by virtue of certain Copies of Court Roll of the fifteenth day of October One thousand eight hundred and six by reason of which said Surrenders as well the possession as the reversion thereof remained in the hands of the Lords repanted
    Whereupon at the same Court the Lords by their Steward aforesaid granted to the said Robert Lunn and Stephen Lunn which said Robert Lunn and Stephen Lunn were named in trust for the uses of the said will of the said
    Wilson Marshall and to surrender thereunto required the possession of the premises with the Appurtenances To hold unto the said Robert Lunn and Stephen Lunn upon trust as aforesaid for the term of their lives and
    the longer liver of them successively according to the custom of the said Manor and under the Yearly rent of Heriots Suits of Court Customs and Services therefore due and of right accustomed And at the same Court the Lords by their Steward
    aforesaid granted to John Marshall the Younger and Thomas Marshall the Son of the said Wilson Marshall deceased which said John Marshall the Younger and Thomas Marshall were named in trust for the uses in the said will of the said
    Wilson Marshall and to surrender when thereunto required The Reversion of the said Hereditaments To hold unto the said John Marshall the Younger and Thomas Marshall (upon trust as aforesaid) for the term of their
    lives and the longer liver of them successively according to the custom of the said Manor immediately after the decease surrender forfeiture of the said Robert Lunn and Stephen Lunn of and under yearly rent heriots Suit of Court
    Customs and Services therefore due and of right accustomed And whereas the said George Brookes hath contracted and agreed with the said William Marshall for the purchase of the said Messuage or Tenement Garden
    Orchard and Cyder Mill hereinbefore referred to and hereinafter conveyed and covenanted to be surrendered with the Appurtenances at or for the price or Sum of Two hundred and thirty eight pounds Now this Indenture
    witnesseth
    that for and in consideration of the Sum of Two hundred and thirty eight pounds of lawful money of the said United Kingdom in hand at or immediately before the sealing and delivery of these presents well and
    truly paid by the said George Brookes to the said William Marshall the receipt of which said Sum of Two hundred and thirty eight pounds he the said William Marshall doth hereby admit and acknowledge and that
    the same is in full for the absolute purchase of the said Hereditaments and premises and thereof and therefrom and of and from the same and every part thereof doth acquit release and for ever discharge the said George Brookes
    his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns for ever by these presents He the said William Marshall Hath granted bargained and sold assigned transferred and set over And by these presents Doth part
    bargain sell assign transfer and set over unto the said George Brookes his Executors Administrators and Assigns All that the aforesaid Copyhold Messuage or Tenement with the Garden Orchard Cyder Mill and small piece
    of Ground thereunto adjoining and belonging situate at Harvington aforesaid late in the occupation of Thomas Adkins but now of George Brookes Together with all houses outhouses edifices Buildings Barns Stables Gardens
    and Orchards Courts Yards Backsides Roads Ways Paths Passages Waters Watercourses Sewers Drains Lights Casements Privileges Profits Commodities emoluments advantages hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever To the same
    belonging or therewith usually held used occupied possessed or enjoyed or accepted reputed deemed taken or known as or for to be part pared or member thereof or appurtenant thereunto And all the estate right title out of
    Use trust possession property benefit claim and demand whatsoever both at Law and in Equity of him the said William Marshall of in to or out of the same hereditaments and premises or any and every part thereof
    To have and to hold the said Messuage or Tenement Garden Orchard Cyder Mill hereditaments and premises with the Appurtenances unto the said George Brookes his Executors Administrators and Assigns
    from henceforth for his and their own absolute use and benefit for and during the lives of them the said Robert and Lunn Stephen Lunn John Marshall the Younger and Thomas Marshall and the lives and life
    of the surviving or longer liver of them And also for and during all such other Estate Term time and interest as can or may be acquired therein by renewal or otherwise howsoever according to the custom of the said
    Manor and subject to the rent heriots Suit of Court customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed And the said William Marshall for himself his heirs executors and administrators Doth hereby covenant
    grant promise declare and agree to and with the said George Brookes his heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns in manner following that is to say That they the said Robert Lunn and Stephen Lunn John Marshall the
    Younger and Thomas Marshall or such of them as shall be then living shall and will at the next General Court Baron or at any special subsequent Court to be for that purpose called at the Court
    and equate costs and charges of them the said John Marshall and George Brookes their Executors Administrators or Assigns surrender or and to be surrendered into the hands of the lord of the said Manor according to
    the custom of the said Manor all their and each and every of their Estate Right Title or Interest of in and to the said Messuage or Tenement Garden Orchard Cyder Mill hereditaments and premises and the
    possession and Reversion thereof To the intent that the said Lords may regrant the said hereditaments and premises to the aforesaid lives or such other life or lives as shall or may be agreed upon with the said Lords To the Use of or in trust
    for the said George Brookes his Executors Administrators or Assigns And that in the mean time and until such Surrender and Regrant shall be had made and perfected in manner aforesaid They the said
    Robert Lunn and Stephen Lunn John Marshall the Younger and Thomas Marshall and each and every of them shall stand seized and possessed of and interested in the said hereditaments and premises
    with the Appurtenances In trust for the said George Brookes his Executors Administrators or Assigns And also that he the said William Marshall hath not at any time heretofore made done committed or
    permitted or suffered or been party or privy to any Act deed matter or thing whatsoever whereby or by reason or means whereof the said Messuage or Tenement Garden Orchard Cyder Mill hereditaments and
    premises thereof are is can shall or may be impacted charged surrendered assigned affected or incumbered in title estate or otherwise howsoever And further that he the said William Marshall and all
    and every other person or persons having or lawfully or equitably claiming or who shall or may hereafter have or claim any Estate Right Title or Interest as trust property claim and demand whatsoever
    into out of or upon the said Messuage or Tenement Garden Orchard Cyder Mill hereditaments and premises hereby granted conveyed and covenanted to be surrendered or expressed and intended so to be
    or any of them or any part or parcel thereby shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon every reasonable request to or made for that purpose and by and at the proper Costs and
    Charges of him the said George Brookes his Executors Administrators and Assigns make do and execute and procure to be made done and executed all such further and other lawful and reasonable
    acts deeds things conveyances and Assurances in the Law whatsoever for the further better and more perfectly and absolutely renting bargaining selling assigning surrendering and assuring of the
    said Messuage or Tenement Garden Orchard Cyder Mill hereditaments and premises with the Appurtenances unto the said George Brookes his Executors Administrators and Assigns in manner
    aforesaid and according to the true intent and meaning of these presents as by the said George Brookes his Executors Administrators and Assigns or his or their counsel in the Law shall be reasonably
    devised or advised required In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and Year first above written.

    William Marshall [signed with seal]

    George Brookes [signed with seal]

    Retreat 002:         Large single-page parchment Mortgage dated 6th December 1831.


    [The Retreat002a - reverse of sheet:]
    Dated the 6th day of December 1831.

    Mr George Brookes to Miss Mary Ann Marshall

    Mortgage of Copyhold
    Hereditaments at Harvington
    Worcestershire

    [Above left]
    Received on the day and Year first within written of and
    from the within named Mary Ann Marshall the Sum of
    One hundred and Sixty pounds being the consideration money       160
    within mentioned to be by her paid to me As witness my
    hand

    George Brookes [signed]

    Witness Saml Amos J
    Jn Tredwell

    [Above centre]
    Signed, sealed and delivered by the within named George Brookes
    and Mary Anne Marshall in the presence of

    Saml Amos J
    Solr Evesham
    J Tredwell
    his Clerk


    [The Retreat002b - obverse of sheet:]
    This Indenture made the sixth day of December in the Second year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord William the Fourth by the Grace
    of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King Defender of the Faith And in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight
    hundred and thirty one Between George Brookes of Harvington in the County of Worcester Wheelwright
    of the one part and Mary Ann Marshall of Church Lench in the said County of Worcester Spinster of the
    other part Whereas the said George Brookes is well and sufficiently entitled under The Dean and Chapter of
    the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Mary the Virgin of Worcester Lords of the Manor of Harvington aforesaid
    unto the Messuage or Tenement Garden Orchard Cyder Mill and hereditaments hereinafter particularly described and intended to be hereby conveyed and covenanted to be Surrendered with the Appurtenances for and
    during the lives of Robert Lunn Stephen Lunn John Marshall the Younger and Thomas Marshall and the life and lives of the longest liver of them successfully according to the Custom of the said
    Manor at and under the Yearly Rent Heriots Suit of Court Customs and Services therefore due and of right accustomed And whereas the said George Brookes having occasion for the Sum of One hundred
    and Sixty pounds hath applied to and requested the said Mary Ann Marshall to advance and lend him the same which she hath consented and agreed to do upon having the repayment thereof together
    with Interest for the same after the rate of Five pounds for each and every One hundred pounds secured at the time and in manner hereinafter mentioned by the Bond and Covenant of the said George
    Brookes by the Conveyance and Covenant to surrender the said Messuage or Tenement Garden Orchard Cyder Mill and hereditaments hereinafter contained And whereas the said George Brookes hath
    this day executed and given to the said Mary Ann Marshall in Bond or Obligation bearing even date with these presents in the penal Sum of Three hundred and Seventy pounds with a Condition written under the said Bond for making
    the same void on payment by him the said George Brookes his heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns to her the said Mary Ann Marshall Executors Administrators or Assigns of the Sum of One hundred and Sixty pounds
    with Interest for the same after the rate of five pounds for each and every One hundred pounds by the Year on or at the days or times in the said Condition and hereinafter mentioned for the payment thereof respectively Now
    this Indenture Witnesseth
    that in pursuance and part performance of the said Agreement and for and in consideration of the Sum of One hundred and Sixty pounds of lawful British money to the said
    George Brookes at or upon the execution of these presents in hand well and truly paid by the said Mary Ann Marshall the receipt whereof he the said George Brookes doth hereby admit and acknowledge and thereof and
    therefrom and of and from the same and every part thereof doth acquit release and discharge the said Mary Ann Marshall her heirs executors administrators and Assigns and every of them by these presents He the said George
    Brookes Doth hereby for himself his heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns Covenant promise and agree with and to the said Mary Ann Marshall her Executors Administrators and Assigns that he the said George Brookes
    his heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns some or one of them shall and will on the sixth day of June now next ensuing well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Mary Ann Marshall her Executors Administrators or Assigns
    the full Sum of One hundred and Sixty pounds of lawful British money together with interest for the same after the rate of five pounds for each and every One hundred pounds by the Year to be Computed from the day of the date of these
    presents without any deduction or abatement whatsoever out of the same or any part thereof respectively for or in respect of any Taxes Rates Charges Assessments or Impositions whatsoever And this Indenture also
    Whitnesseth
    that in further performance of the said Agreement and for the considerations hereinbefore expressed and for the better securing the due payment of the said Sum of One hundred and sixty pounds and the
    interest thereof to the said Mary Ann Marshall He the said George Brookes Hath granted bargained Sold assigned transferred and set over And by these presents Doth grant bargain sell assign transfer and set over
    unto the said Mary Ann Marshall her Executors Administrators and Assigns All that Messuage or Tenement with the Garden Orchard Cyder Mill and small piece of Ground thereunto adjoining and belonging which
    at Harvington late in the occupation of Thomas Adkins but now in the possession of the said George Brookes Together with all houses outhouses edifices Buildings Barns Stables Gardens and Orchards Courts Yards Backsides roads Ways
    Paths Passages Waters Watercourses Sewers Drains Lights Easements Privileges Profits Commodities Emoluments Advantages hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said Messuage or Tenement Cyder Mill Garden Orchard
    hereditaments and premises belonging or in anywise appertaining or therewith held used occupied possessed or enjoyed or accepted reputed deemed taken or known as or for to be part parcel or Member thereof And on the Estate Right title
    Interest use trust possession property benefit claim and demand whatsoever both at Law and in Equity of him the said George Brookes of in to or out of the same hereditaments and premises or any and every part thereof To have
    and to hold
    the said Messuage or Tenement Garden Orchard Cyder Mill hereditaments and premises hereinbefore particularly mentioned and described and hereby granted and conveyed and intended to be with the appurtenances
    unto the said Mary Ann Marshall her Executors Administrators and Assigns from henceforth for her and their own use and benefit for and during the lives of them the said Robert Lunn Stephen Lunn John Marshall the Younger
    and Thomas Marshall and the lives and life of the Survivor or longer liver of them And also for and during all such Estate from Time and Interest as can or may be acquired therein by renewal or otherwise howsoever
    according to the custom of the said Manor and subject to the rent heriots Suit of Court, Customs and Services therefore due and of right accustomed And the said George Brookes Doth hereby covenant grant promise declare and agree
    to and with the said Mary Ann Marshall her heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns in manner following (that is to say) That they the said Robert Lunn Stephen Lunn John Marshall the Younger and Thomas Marshall
    or such of them as shall be then living shall and will at the next General Court Baron or at any other subsequent Court Baron or at any Special Court to be for that purpose called at the Costs and Charges of them the said
    George Brookes his Executors Administrators and Assigns surrender or cause to be surrendered into the hands of the Lord of the said Manor all their and each and every of their Estate Right title or Interest of in and to the said
    Messuage or Tenement Garden Orchard Cyder Mill hereditaments and premises and the Possession and Reversion thereof To the intent that the said Lords may regrant the said hereditaments and premises to the aforesaid lives
    or such other life or lives as shall or may be agreed for with the said Lord To the Use of or in trust for the said Mary Ann Marshall her Executors Administrators or Assigns And that in the mean time and until such
    Surrender and Regrant shall be had made and perfected in manner aforesaid They the said Robert Lunn Stephen Lunn John Marshall the Younger and Thomas Marshall and each and every of them shall stand seized
    and possessed of and interested in the said Messuage or Tenement Garden Orchard hereditaments and premises hereby granted and conveyed and covenanted to be surrendered as aforesaid with the Appurtenances
    Provided always and these presents are with and upon this express condition and it is hereby agreed and declared between and by the said parties hereto that if the said George Brookes his heirs executors
    administrators or Assigns shall and will well and truly pay or said to be paid unto the said Mary Ann Marshall her Executors Administrators and Assigns the Sum of One hundred and sixty pounds of lawful
    money of the said United Kingdom with Interest for the same after the rate of five pounds for each and every One hundred pounds by the Year on or at the day or time in the aforesaid Covenant or Agreement mentioned and appointed for
    payment thereof and the true intent and meaning of these presents then and in such case and at any time thereafter she the said Mary Ann Marshall her Executors Administrators and Assigns shall and will at the
    request and expense of the said George Brookes his heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns assign surrender and convey or cause to be assigned surrendered and conveyed the said Messuage or Tenement Garden Orchard
    Cyder Mill hereditaments and premises hereby conveyed and covenanted to be surrendered or expressed and intended so to be with the Appurtenances unto the said George Brookes his heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns or as
    he or they shall in that behalf order or direct free from all incumbrances whatsoever made done or committed by the said Mary Ann Marshall her heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns in the mean time And the said
    George Brookes doth hereby for himself his heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns covenant promise and agree with and to the said Mary Ann Marshall her Executors Administrators and Assigns in manner
    following (that is to say) That if the said Sum of One hundred and sixty pounds and Interest hereby secured or any part thereof respectively shall not be paid conformably to the aforesaid Covenant proviso and Agreement
    for payment of the same and the true intent and meaning of these presents Then and in such Case he the said George Brookes and his heirs Executors and Administrators and all and every other person or persons
    whomsoever having or lawfully or equitably claiming or who shall or may have or lawfully or equitably claim any Estate Right Title or Interest whatsoever into or out of the said Messuage or Tenement Garden Orchard Cyder
    Mill hereditaments and Premises hereby conveyed and covenanted to be surrendered or expressed or intended so to be or any of them or any part thereof shall and will from time to time and at all times thereafter
    upon the request of the said Mary Ann Marshall her heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns but at the Costs and Charges of the said George Brookes his heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns make do and
    execute all such further and other lawful and reasonable Acts Deeds Matters Things Conveyances and Assurances in the Law whatsoever for the further better more perfectly and absolutely assigning surrendering
    conveying and assuring the said Messuage or Tenement Garden Orchard Cyder Mill Hereditaments and premises with the Appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Mary Anne Marshall her Executors administrators
    and Assigns in manner aforesaid and according to the custom of the said Manor of Harvington freed and discharging of and from the proviso hereinbefore contained for redemption of the same premises and all
    Equity upon or by virtue of the same as by the said Mary Anne Marshall her Executors Administrators or Assigns or her then Counsel in the Law shall be reasonably devised or advised and required
    In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

    [With seals]

    George Brookes [signed]

    Mary Anne Marshall [signed]

    Retreat 003:         Large single-sheet parchment Mortgage dated 13th May 1839.


    [The Retreat003a - reverse of sheet:]

    Centre of page

    Dated 13th day of May 1839

    Miss Marshall and
    Mr George Brookes
    to
    Mrs Susannah Tovey

    Mortgage of a Messuage and
    Hereditaments at
    Harvington in
    the County of Worcester.

    Top right of page

    Received the day and year first within written of and
    from the within written named Susannah Tovey the
    sum of one hundred and sixty pounds being the full consideration       160
    monies within meantime to be paid by him to me

    Mary Ann Marshall [signed]

    Witness:
    Geo: Eades [signed]
    H F Vezey Clerk to Mr Eades


    Received the day and year first within written of and
    from the within named Susannah Tovey the
    sum of forty pounds being in full consideration money         40
    within mentioned to by paid by her to me

    George Brookes [signed]         200

    Geo: Eades [signed]
    H F Vezey Clerk to Mr Eades


    Top centre of page

    Signed sealed and delivered by the within named Mary Ann
    Marshall and George Brookes in the presence of

    Geo: Eades [signed] Solr Evesham
    H F Vezey Clerk to Mr Eades


    [The Retreat003b - obverse of sheet:]
    This Indenture made the nineteenth day of May One thousand eight hundred and thirty nine Between Mary Ann
    Marshall
    of Church Lench in the County of Worcester Spinster of the first part George Brookes of Harvington in the
    County of Worcester aforesaid Wheelwright of the second part and Susannah Tovey of Church Lench aforesaid Widow of
    the third part Whereas the said George Brookes being well and sufficiently intitled under the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral
    Church of Christ and the Blessed Mary the Virgin of Worcester Lords of the Manor of Harvington aforesaid unto the Messuage
    and Hereditaments hereinafter particularly mentioned for certain lives therein and hereinafter mentioned according to the
    custom of the said Manor by Indenture dated the sixth day of December One thousand eight hundred and thirty one in
    consideration of one hundred and sixty pounds to him paid by the said Mary Ann Marshall assigned and transferred the
    same hereditaments unto the said Mary Ann Marshall her Executers Administrators and Assigns for all the term and
    Extent therein and for and during the lives of Robert Lunn Stephen Lunn John Marshall and Thomas Marshall therein and thereby covenanted to surrender the said Hereditaments that the same might be requested To the use of
    the said Mary Ann Marshall her Executors Administrators and Assigns And the said Mary Ann Marshall did hereby covenant to surrender and reconvey the said premises upon repayment of the said sum and interest And whereas
    no surrender hath since been made in pursuance of the said Covenant and the said sum of one hundred and sixty pounds still remains due and owing but all monies hath been paid to the day of the date hereof the
    said Mary Ann Marshall having called for the repayment of the said principal sum the said George Brookes hath applied to and requested the said Susannah Tovey to lend and advance him the sum and also
    one further sum of forty pounds which he is in want of for other purposes and the said Susannah Tovey hath consented thereto on having such security as hereafter mentioned Now this Indenture Witnesseth
    that in pursuance herein and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and sixty pounds of lawful Money by the said Susannah Tovey (by the direction of the said George Brookes) to the said Mary Ann
    Marshall in hand now paid the receipt and payment thereof and and that the same is in full for all principal monies and interest owing to him by virtue of the said above named Indenture she the
    said Mary Ann Marshall doth hereby acknowledge and of and from the same doth acquit release and discharge the said Susannah Tovey and also the said George Brookes their respective heirs executers
    and administrators one of the said hereditaments and the said Mary Ann Marshall (at the request and by the direction of the said George Brookes and He the said George Brookes in consideration of the entire sum of forty
    pounds of like lawful money to him or the same time lent and paid by the said Susannah Tovey the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged each of them Hath sold assigned transferred and set over And by these presents
    each of them Doth sell assign transfer and set over unto the said Susannah Tovey her executors administrators and assigns All that messuage or tenement with the Garden Orchard Cider Mill and small piece of Ground
    therein and adjoining and belonging situate at Harvington late in the occupation of Thomas Atkins but now in the possession of the said George Brookes Together with all other the Hereditaments and rights manners
    and appurtenances comprised in the said recited Indenture and all other the Interest claim and demand whatsoever both at Law and in equity of them the said Mary Ann Marshall and George Brookes therein
    thereto And also the said recited Indenture and the benefit thereof and of all covenants therein contained and the said principal sum of one hundred and sixty pounds thereby secured together with a certain Bond given by the said
    George Brookes as a sufficient security with the said recited Indenture with full power for the said Susannah Tovey her Executors Administrators and Assigns to have and exercise all the same rights and remedies
    for the recovery of the said principal sum and interest is she the said Mary Ann Marshall now hath and to use the name or names of the said Mary Ann Marshall her executors administrators and assigns
    which purpose the said Mary Ann Marshall doth hereby constitute the said Susannah Tovey her Executors Administrators and Assigns her lawful Attorney and attorneys And this Indenture further Witnesseth that
    for the considerations aforesaid He the said George Brookes doth hereby for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators covenant declare and agree to and with the said Susannah Tovey her Executors Administrators
    and Assigns that they the said Robert Lunn Stephen Lunn John Marshall the Younger and Thomas Marshall or such of them as shall be then living shall and will on the next General Court Baron or any other
    subsequent Court Baron or any special Court to be for that purpose called at the Costs and Charges of them the said George Brookes his Executors Administrators and Assigns surrender or cause to be surrendered into
    the Hands of the Lord of the said Manor all their and each and every of their Estate rights title or interest of in and to the said Messuage or tenement garden and hereditaments and the possession and reversion
    thereof To the intent that the said Lords may require the said Hereditaments and premises to the aforesaid lives or such other life or lives as shall or may be agreed for with the said Lord To the Use of or in trust
    for the said Susannah Tovey her Executors Administrators or Assigns and that in the mean time and until such surrender and regrant shall be had made and perfected in manner aforesaid they the said
    Robert Lunn Stephen Lunn John Marshall and Thomas Marshall and each and every of them shall stand seized and possessed of and interested in the said Messuage or tenement Garden and hereditaments
    hereby covenanted to be surrendered with the appurtenances In trust for the said Susannah Tovey her Executors Administrators and Assigns subject nevertheless to the proviso for redemption hereinafter contained
    Provided always and it is hereby entered and that agreed that if the said George Brookes his heirs Executors or Administrators shall repay unto the said Susannah Tovey her Executors Administrators or Assigns
    the said sums of one hundred and sixty pounds and forty pounds (together two hundred pounds) with interest for the same respecting after the rate of five pounds for centrum per annum on the thirteenth
    day of December next then these presents and the said surrender if made and every clause and thing herein and therein contained shall cease and be void But if the said George Brookes his heirs
    executors or administrators shall not then pay unto his said Susannah Tovey her Executors Administrators and Assigns the said sum of two hundred pounds and interest (of which nonpayment the production
    of these presents shall be conclusive evidence) then it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Susannah Tovey her Executors Administrators and Assigns without any further consent or concurrence of the
    said George Brookes his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns to sell the said Messuage and Hereditaments and after her own admittance then to surrender Convey and assign the same when so sold unto the
    purchaser or purchasers thereof or as he she or they shall direct or appoint and they the said Susannah Tovey her Executors Administrators and Assigns shall stand possessed of the proceeds of the said sale
    and of the rents and profits of the said Hereditaments till sale In trust to retain and pay to and for herself and themselves respectively the said sum of Two hundred pounds and interest and all sums
    expended by her in the Execution of the trusts hereby reposed in her and them and to pay the residue unto the said George Brookes his Executors Administrators or Assigns And it is hereby declared that in receivers
    of the said Susannah Tovey her Executors Administrators or Assigns shall do good and sufficient discharges for all monies therein expressed to be received and that the person or persons taking such receipts shall not
    afterwards be required to see to the application nor be answerable or accountable for the misapplication or nonapplication of the monies therein expressed to be received Witnessed that she the said Susannah Tovey her
    Executors Administrators and Assigns shall and will at the expense of the said George Brookes his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns at any time before such sale or sales shall take place as aforesaid
    on payment or tender by the said George Brookes his heirs Executors or Administrators of the said principal sum of two hundred pounds and interest which at the time of such tender shall be due and owing by
    value if thus security resurrender and assure the said messuage and Hereditaments as the said George Brookes his Executers Administrators or Assigns shall direct or appoint And the said George Brookes doth
    hereby for himself his Heirs Executors and administrators covenant promise and agree to and with the said Susannah Tovey her Executors Administrators and Assigns that he the said George Brookes his
    Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns some or one of them shall and will well and truly pay unto the said Susannah Tovey her Executors Administrators and Assigns the said principal sum of two hundred
    pounds and interest at the time aforesaid And also thereafter default shall be made in payment of the said principal money and interest it shall be lawful for the said Susannah Tovey her executors Administrators
    and Assigns (she and they having been duly admitted thereto to enter into and upon the said Messuage and premises and to receive and take the rents and profits thereof without any molestation
    interruption whatsoever of from or by the said George Brookes his Heirs Administrators or Assigns or any other person or persons whomsoever Free and clear of and from all estates troubles charges and
    incumbrances whatsoever (save and except the Customary outgoings in respect of the said Copyhold premises And moreover that the said George Brookes and his Heirs Executors Administrators and all
    other persons claiming any estate or interest in the premises shall at all times hereon upon every reasonable request of the said Susannah Tovey her Executors Administrators and Assigns but if the costs and charges
    of the said George Brookes his Heirs Executors Administrators until sale and after at the costs and charges of the purchaser thereof make execute and perfect all other surrenders Acts conveyances and assurances
    whatsoever for more effectually assuring the said Hereditaments hereby covenanted to be surrendered with the appurtenances according to the true intent of these presents as by the said Susannah Tovey her Executers
    Administrators or Assigns or his or their Counsel in the Law shall be reasonably advised and required and tendered to be done and executed And also that the said George Brookes his Heirs Executors
    Administrators will at his or their own costs and charges so long as any principal and interest shall remain due on this security keep insured from fire in some respectable insurance office the said Messuage
    and cider Mill in the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds at the least and hand over unto the said Susannah Tovey her Executors Administrators or Assigns all receipts for the premiums and duty immediately
    after payment thereof And lastly the said Mary Ann Marshall for herself her Heirs Executors and Administrators doth hereby covenant and declare with and to the said Susannah Tovey and also the said
    George Brookes their respective Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns that she the said Mary Ann Marshall has not done or permitted any Act Matter or thing whereby the said Messuage and hereditaments
    or any part thereof are is in may be changed incumbered or prejudicially affected in any manner whatsoever In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have herewith set their hands and seals the day
    and year first within written.

    Mary Ann Marshall [signed with seal] - George Brookes [signed with seal] - S T [with seal]

    Retreat 004:         bouble-sided sheet. Agreement dated 30th April 1857.


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    Dated 30th day of April 1857

    Mrs Mary Tovey to Mr Edwin Collis

    Agreement for Sale and
    purchase


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    Agreement made and entered into this
    thirtieth day of April 1857 Between
    William Sergeant of Lenchwick in the
    County of Worcester as Agent for and on
    the behalf of Mary Tovey of Church Lench
    in the County of Worcester Spinster
    hereinafter called the Vender of the one part
    and Edwin Collis of Harvington in the
    said County of Worcester Builder hereinafter
    called the purchaser of the other part.


    Whereas the said Mary Tovey was entitled to a Copyhold
    Messuage buildings and hereditaments at Harvington aforesaid
    which Messuage and buildings have lately been burnt down
    and she has agreed with the Lord of the Manor of
    Harvington for the enfranchisement of the said
    hereditaments And whereas the said Edwin Collis
    has agreed to purchase the said hereditaments and
    to have the same conveyed to him when so enfranchised
    and he has entered upon possession thereof and in order
    to unable him to begin building thereon it has been
    arranged that the present agreement shall be executed

    The said William Sergeant as such Agent as
    aforesaid doth hereby agree to carry on and complete
    the said enfranchisement of the said hereditaments
    hereinafter described and to pay all fines fees and
    expenses attendant thereon and to sell and convey to
    the said Edwin Collis his heirs and assigns when so
    enfranchised All that site whereon a Messuage and
    buildings formerly stood and lately burnt down with the
    Orchard and Garden thereunto adjoining and belonging as
    the same was lately in the occupation of George Hughes
    Butcher situate in the Village of Harvington in the County
    of Worcester and all the materials now lying thereon at the
    price of One hundred and thirty five pounds the purchase
    to be completed and the purchase money paid on the
    24th day of June next and if not then completed for
    any cause the said purchaser will pay interest to the

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    Vender thereon after the rate of five pounds per centum
    per annum until completion. The purchaser is to
    pay the costs of his Conveyance and the expense of this
    agreement is to be borne by him and the Vender
    equally. In the event of the said Vender not
    succeeding in completing the said enfranchisement
    and not deducing a satisfactory title to the said
    hereditaments Or if the said purchase shall call for
    any matters title or Conveyance the Vender shall be
    unable or unwilling to meet or comply with it shall
    be lawful for the Vender or purchaser (as the case may
    be) by giving One months notice to the other party to
    determine and at under this Agreement and thereon
    the said hereditaments with all buildings erected in the
    meantime by the purchaser shall be given up to the said
    Vender who shall pay to the said purchaser such sum
    as in the opinion and by the valuation of some respectable
    Building to be nominated by the parties jointly or by two
    such Builders one to be nominated by each party or
    their Umpire shall declare in writing to be the value
    of all such buildings which may be so erected by the
    said purchaser as aforesaid in the meantime and
    such sum as shall be so declared shall be accepted
    by the said purchaser in full discharge of all damages
    claims and demands he may in anywise claim or
    by entitled to at law or in equity for breach or
    abandonment of this Agreement or otherwise in
    relation thereto Witness the hands of the parties
    the day and year just before written.

    Edwin Collis [signed]
    Mr Sergeant [signed]

    Witness to the
    signing by both parties

    Mr D Jaynes [signed]

    Retreat 005:         Large three sheet, two double-sided parchment, Mortgage and Conveyance dated 19th August 1857.


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    Centre and bottom of page

    Dated 19th day of August 1857

    Mr Edwin Ellis to Mr Thomas Pratt

    Mortgage of Land at Harvington in the
    County of Worcester and Assessment of the benefit
    of a Contract and Covenant and a Policy of Assurance
    with Covenants relative thereto as a Security for 210
    and interest and further advanced up to 500.


    Dated 19th day of October 1858

    Miss H. Tovey, Mr Thos Pratt
    by the direction of said Edwin Collis
    To
    Miss Susan Ganderton

    Conveyance of recently enfranchised hereditaments
    at Harvington and Transfer of the above mentioned
    Mortgage securities in order to secure the Sum of 500
    the total amount authorised to be advanced by the within
    Deeds & Interest.


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    Received the day and year first within written of and from the within named
    Thomas Pratt the Sum of Two hundred and ten pounds being the consideration money       210
    within mentioned to be paid by him to me.

    Edwin Collis [signed]

    Witness
    Courtenay Col. Prance [Courtenay Connell Prance] [signed]

    Received the fifteenth day of January One thousand eight hundred and fifty
    eight of and from the within named Thomas Pratt the Sum of
    One hundred and forty pounds being a further advance made to me in       140
    pursuance of a provision in that behalf contained in the within written
    Indenture.

    Edwin Collis [signed]

    Witness
    Geo. H Garrard [George Henry Garrard] [signed]
    of Evesham Solicitor

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    Signed sealed and delivered by the within named Edwin Collis
    in the presence of

    Courtenay Col. Prance [signed]
    of Evesham. Solicitor

    Signed sealed and delivered by the within names Thomas Pratt
    in the presence of

    Geo. H Garrard [signed]
    of Evesham. Solicitor


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    This Indenture made the nineteenth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty seven Between
    Edwin Collis of Harvington in the County of Worcester Builder of the one part and Thomas Pratt of
    Bengeworth in the same County Farmer of the other part Whereas the said Edwin Collis is seized for an Estate of
    inheritance in fee simple in possession free from incumbrances of the pieces of land and hereditaments hereinafter firstly
    and secondly described and intended to be hereby granted and by virtue of the ordinary limitation of use in bar of
    dower he is also seized or possessed of the piece of land and hereditaments hereinafter thereby described and intended
    to be hereby granted and appointed for an Estate commensurate with an estate of inheritance in fee simple in
    possession with an absolute power of appointment over the same and free from incumbrances And whereas
    by an Agreement in writing dated the thirtieth day of April One thousand eight hundred and fifty seven and
    made between William Sergeant of Lenchwick in the County of Worcester as Agent for and on the behalf of Mary Tovey of Church Lench in the said County of Worcester Spinster (thereinafter called
    the Vendor) of the one part and the said Edwin Collis (hereinafter called the purchaser) of the other part After reciting that the said Mary Tovey was intitled the Copyhold Messuage buildings
    and hereditaments at Harvington aforesaid which Messuage and buildings had lately been burnt down and she had agreed with the Lord of the Manor of Harvington for the Enfranchisement of the
    said hereditaments And that the said Edwin Collis had agreed to purchase the said hereditaments and to have the same conveyed to him when so enfranchised and he had entered upon possession thereof and in
    order to enable him to begin building thereon it had been arranged that reciting Agreement should be executed The said William Sergeant as such Agent as aforesaid did agree to convey on and complete the said
    Enfranchisement of the said hereditaments thereinafter described and to pay all fines fees and expenses attendant thereon and to sell and convey to the said Edwin Collis his heirs and assigns when so
    Enfranchised All that site whereon a Messuage and buildings formerly stood and lately burnt down with the Orchard and Garden thereunto adjoining and belonging as the same was lately in the
    occupation of George Hughes Butcher situate in the Village of Harvington in the County of Worcester and all the materials then lying thereon at the price of One hundred and thirty five pounds the purchase
    to be completed and the purchase money paid on the twenty fourth day of June then next And if not then completed from any cause the said purchaser would pay interest to the Vendor thereon after the rate
    of Five pounds per centrum per annum until completed And by the reciting Agreement it was also stipulated that the purchaser was to pay the costs of his Conveyance and the expense of reciting
    Agreement was to be borne by him and the Vendor equally that in the event of the said Vendor not succeeding in completing the said Enfranchisement and not deducing a satisfactory title to the said hereditaments
    Or if the said purchaser should call for any matters of Title or conveyance the Vendor should be unable or unwilling to meet or comply with it should be lawful for the Vendor or Purchaser (as the case
    might be) by giving one months notice to the other party to determine and abandon reciting Agreement and thereupon the said hereditaments with all buildings erected in the meantime by the Purchaser
    should be given up to the said Vendor who should pay to the said purchaser such sum as in the opinion and by the valuation of some respectable Builder to be nominated by the parties jointly or by two such
    Builders one to be nominated by each party or their Umpire should declare in writing to be the value of all such buildings which might be so erected by the said Purchaser as aforesaid in the meantime And
    that such sum as should be so declared should be accepted by the said purchaser in full discharge of all damages claims and demands he might in anywise claim or be intitled to at law or in equity for
    breach or abandonment of reciting Agreement or otherwise in relation thereto And whereas in pursuance of the said Agreement the said Edwin Collis entered into possession of the premises thereby contracted for
    and hath erected thereon two Messuages or Dwellinghouses with outoffices and appurtenances belonging thereto and the expense of such erection is estimated to be the sum of Four hundred pounds but the
    Enfranchisement agreed to be effected by the said Vendor not having been completed no Conveyance hath yet been made to him of the premises so agreed to be purchased as aforesaid And whereas by an
    Indenture of Lease dated the sixth day of March One thousand eight hundred and fifty one and made between Mary Sheaf of Dorsington in the County of Gloucester Spinster of the one part and the said Edwin
    Collis of the other part and being a Demise by the said Mary Sheaf to the said Edwin Collis of Four Cottages or Tenements and certain pieces of land situate at Harvington aforesaid and therein particularly
    described from the twenty ninth day of September then last for the term of Twenty one years at the yearly rent of Thirty two pounds and subject to the proviso for reentry and covenant on the point of
    the Lease therein contained the said Mary Sheaf for herself her heirs and assigns covenanted with the said Edwin Collis his executors and administrators that the said Mary Sheaf her heirs or assigns
    should and would at the end of the term thereby granted pay and allow unto the said Edwin Collis his executors or administrators for any additions which he or they might erect and build to the said
    Cottages or Tenements thereby demised during the term thereby granted according to the valuation thereof by a person to be chosen for that purpose by the said Mary Sheaf her heirs or assigns and the
    said Edwin Collis his executors or administration And whereas the said Edwin Collis hath made considerable additions to and alterations and improvements of the said Cottages or Tenements and buildings
    demised to him by the said Indenture of Lease and such additions alterations and improvements are particularly specified in a Memorandum Certificate or Valuation thereof dated the fourteenth day of
    September One thousand eight hundred and fifty two made by Soloman Hunt of Evesham in the said County of Worcester Builder and Surveyor who was appointed by the said Mary Sheaf and Edwin Collis
    to value the same and by which said valuation the sum of Sixty eight pounds five shillings and nine pence is fixed and delivered as the sum to be paid by the said Mary Sheaf to the said Edwin
    Collis for the additions alterations and improvements so made by him as aforesaid And whereas the said Edwin Collis hath effected an Insurance on his own life with Thames Life Assurance
    Company and by a Policy of Assurance under the Common seal of the said Company and the hands of three of its Directors numbered 865 and dated the eighth day of June One thousand eight hundred
    fifty seven the funds and other property of the said Company according to the Deed or Deeds of Settlement of the said Company are made subject and liable to pay to the executors administrators or assigns
    of the said Assured or to the holder of that Policy who should be registered as therein mentioned within three calendar months after proof of the death of the said Assured should have been given to the
    satisfaction of the Directors of the said Company the sum of Four hundred pounds together with such further sum or sums of money if any as should have assured thereto by way of bonus upon the due and
    regular payment of the annual premium Ten pounds seventeen shillings and eight pence And whereas the said Edwin Collis having immediate occasion for the sum of Two hundred and ten
    pounds the said Thomas Pratt hath agreed to lend him the same upon having the repayment thereof with interest secured in manner hereinafter mentioned And whereas the said Edwin
    Collis may hereafter require the loan of further sums of money and it hath therefore been agreed that these presents shall be made a security for such further sums of money up to and not
    exceeding with the said sum of Two hundred and ten pounds the sum of Five hundred pounds and interest as the said Thomas Pratt may hereafter advance to the said Edwin Collis but such
    further advances are to be optional on the part of the said Thomas Pratt and the reciting Agreement is not to be construed so as to bind the said Thomas Pratt to make any such further advance as
    aforesaid in case he shall be unwilling so to do Now this Indenture witnesseth that in pursuance of the recited Agreement in this behalf and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred
    and ten pounds to the said Edwin Collis paid by the said Thomas Pratt at or immediately before the execution of these presents the receipt whereof he the said Edwin Collis doth hereby admit and
    acknowledge and thereof and therefrom doth acquit release and discharge the said Thomas Pratt his heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever by these presents He the said Edwin Collis
    Doth by these presents grant release and convey and as to the piece of land and hereditaments hereinafter therialy described by way of further Assurance thereof and in pursuance of a power
    for the purpose limited to him by the Deed of Conveyance thereof to him dated the thirteenth day of November One thousand eight hundred and forty eight and of every other power
    enabling him he the said Edwin Collis Doth by this present Deed by him duly executed irrevocably appoint unto the said Thomas Pratt hid heirs and assigns Firstly All that piece or
    parcel of Garden Ground being twenty eight yards long by twenty one yards wide situate on Taylors Hill in the Parish of Harvington in the County of Worcester and lately in the occupation of
    Thomas Martin as Tenant thereof bounded on the North and West sides thereof by land of Mrs Bullock on the South by land of Joseph Cale Williams and on the East side thereof by the land
    therialy hereinafter described Secondly All that piece or plot of Garden Ground lately bought and purchased by the said Edwin Collis of William Stephens and lately and for
    many years past in the occupation of Thomas Hunting Tenant thereof situate in the Parish of Harvington aforesaid bounded on the South by and fronting to the Parish Road leading out
    of the Evesham and Alcester Turnpike road to Atch Lench on the North by the land herein firstly and therialy described on the east by land of Mrs Paddock and on the West by land of the
    Widow Taylor or whosesoever else the same is bounded Thirdly All that piece or parcel of Garden Ground situate on Taylors Hill in the Parish of Harvington aforesaid containing by estimation
    one chain or thereabouts lately and for many years in the occupation of James Pestridge bounded on the North by land in the occupation of Widow Bullock on the South by the land
    hereinbefore secondly on the east by the road or way hereinafter mentioned and on the West by land now or lately in the occupation of Mary Hawkes and the land hereinafter firstly described
    And also the soil and ground of a certain road or way of the width of seven feet or thereabouts on the east side of the said piece of land lastly hereinbefore described.


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    And full and free liberty to pass and repass in over and upon the whole of the said road or way from its first commencement and opening from the Parish Road aforesaid in as ample a manner
    as the same hath been heretofore enjoyed by the Owners and Occupiers for the time being of the said last mentioned piece of land all which said three pieces of land are now in
    occupation of the said Edwin Collis Together with all and singular edifices Buildings garden ways paths passages waters watercourses trees hedges ditches mounds fences rights members
    and appurtenances whatsoever to the said pieces of land hereinbefore firstly secondly and thirdly described or any or either of them belonging or in anywise appertaining And all the estate right
    title interest inheritance uses past possession property claim and demand whatsoever both at Law and in Equity of him the said Edwin Collis of in to out of or upon the said hereditaments and premises and every part
    To have and To hold the said pieces of land and hereditaments hereinbefore firstly secondly and thirdly described and all and singular other the premises hereby granted and appointed or expressed and intended so
    to be unto and To the use of the said Thomas Pratt his heirs and assigns for ever subject nevertheless to the Proviso for redemption hereinafter contained And this Indenture allso Winesseth
    that in further pursuance of the recited agreement in this behalf and for the considerations aforesaid He the said Edwin Collis Doth by these presents bargain sell and assign unto the said Thomas Pratt his
    executors administrators and assigns All that the full benefit and advantage of him the said Edwin Collis in or under the said Contract or Agreement of the thirtieth day of April one thousand eight hundred and
    fifty seven hereinbefore recited and all his estate right benefit or interest whatsoever of or in the hereditaments and premises thereby contracted for and of and in the Messuages and buildings thereon erected by him as hereinbefore
    is mentioned and all the rights claims and demands whatsoever against the said Mary Tovey or any other person or persons whomsoever for or in respect of the value of the same Buildings or otherwise under the said Agreement
    or by virtue of the proceedings of the said Edwin Collis under the provisions thereof And also all the claims and demands rights benefits and interest whatsoever of him the said Edwin Collis against or upon the said
    Mary Sheaf her heirs or assigns for or in respect of the additions alterations and improvements so as aforesaid made and effected by him the said Edwin Collis to and in the said Cottages or Tenements devised to him by
    the said recited Indenture of Lease by virtue of the Covenant of the said Mary Sheaf in that behalf in the same Indenture contained as hereinbefore is mentioned And of and in the said sum of sixty eight pounds
    five shillings and nine pence so as aforesaid fixed and determined as the sum to be paid to him the said Edwin Collis for the same additions alterations and improvements And of and in all other sums of
    money (if any) which shall be or become payable from or by the said Mary Sheaf her heirs executors administrators or assigns under or by virtue of the said recited Covenant And also all that the said Policy of
    Assurance of the Pheonix Life Assurance Company and the said sum of Four hundred pounds and all other the monies thereby assured or which shall become payable thereunder and the full benefit and advantage of
    the same Policy And all the right title interest benefit property possibility claim and demand whatsoever both at Law and in Equity of him the said Edwin Collis of in to out of or upon or by virtue of the
    said Contract or Agreement Covenant Policy monies and premises hereby assigned and every part thereof Together with full power and lawful and absolute authority which he the said Edwin Collis doth hereby
    give and grant to and for the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators and assigns in the name or names of and as the Attorney or Attornies for the said Edwin Collis his executors or administrators and at
    his and their Costs and Charges in all things to ask demand sue for recover receive and give effectual receipts and discharges in writing for the monies which shall or may become payable to him the said Edwin
    Collis his executors or administrators or to the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators and assigns as the assign and assigns of the said Edwin Collis under or by virtue of the said Contract Covenant and
    Policy of Assurance respectively or any part thereof respectively and to take commence and prosecute any such action suit or proceeding at Law or in Equity for enforcing the enfranchisement of the said Copyhold
    and the specific performance of the said Contract or for recovering the monies expended in the said buildings under the provisions thereof or the monies expended in the said additions alterations and improvements to and
    of the said tenements demised by the said Mary Sheaf as aforesaid as he the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns in his or their uncontrolled discretion shall think fit and also to compromise
    any such action suit or proceeding and give up alter or limiting of the said claims and demands upon such terms and in such manner and form as he or they shall think fit and generally to do and perform all
    such acts deeds matters and things as may appear to him or them necessary or expedient for deriving the full benefit of the security and assignment intended to be hereby made and that as fully and effectually
    as the said Edwin Collis his executors or administrators could or might have done and performed the same in case he or they had been personally present and acting therein To have and To hold and
    receive and take the said Contract and Covenant or the full benefit thereof and the said Policy and Monies and all and singular other the premises hereby assigned or expressed and intended so to be unto the said
    Thomas Pratt his executors administrators and assigns for his and their own absolute use and benefit subject nevertheless to the proviso for redemption hereinafter contained And the said Edwin Collis doth
    hereby for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant with the said Thomas Pratt his heirs executors administrators and assigns in manner following that is to say that when and so soon as the premises
    contracted for with the said Mary Tovey as aforesaid shall have been enfranchised by her under the provisions in that behalf contained in the said Contract and if any money shall then remain due to the said
    Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns upon the security of these presents he the said Edwin Collis his heirs or assigns shall and will at his or their own costs and charges effect or cause and
    procure to be made and executed to the said Thomas Pratt his heirs and assigns a good and effectual Conveyance and Assurance in the Law of the same hereditaments and of the fee simple and inheritance
    thereof in possession free from all encumbrances such Conveyance and Assurance nevertheless to be by way of Mortgage only and the same hereditaments to be subject to such equity of redemption as shall for the time
    being be existing in the said lands and other premises hereby granted and appointed and assigned effectively under and by virtue of the proviso for redemption hereinafter contained And it is
    hereby expressly declared and agreed that the powers of sale and of giving receipts and discharges to purchasers and other the powers and authorities herein contained shall after such Conveyances and assurance be exercised
    by the said Thomas Pratt his heirs executors administrators or assigns over or in respect of the hereditaments intended to be hereby conveyed and assured as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes whatsoever
    as the same could or might have been exercised by him or them in case such last mentioned hereditaments and the fee simple and inheritance thereof had been comprised in the grant release and assurance
    made by these presents and had actually passed thereby Provided always and it is hereby agreed and declared between and by the parties hereto that if the said Edwin Collis his heirs executors
    administrators or assigns shall on the nineteenth day of February now next ensuing pay or cause to be paid to the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns the sum of Two hundred
    and ten pounds with interest for the same after the rate of five pounds per Centum per Annum without any deduction accept for property or income tax and shall also on demand pay or cause to be
    paid to the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns such further sum or sums of money not exceeding with the said sum of Two hundred and ten pounds the sum of Five hundred pounds
    as he or they shall or may hereafter advanced to or for the benefit of the said Edwin Collis his heirs executors administrators or assigns together with interest for such further sum or sums after the rate aforesaid
    from the time or respective times of advancing the same without any deduction except as aforesaid then and in such ease the said Thomas Pratt his heirs executors administrators or assigns shall and will at any time
    thereafter upon the request and at the costs of the said Edwin Collis his heirs executors administrators or assigns reconvey and reassign to him and them respectively the lands Contract Covenant Policy monies
    hereditaments and premises hereinbefore respectively granted appointed and assigned or which by virtue of the Conveyance and Assurance hereby covenanted to be made or procured shall for the time being be vested
    in the said Thomas Pratt his heirs executed administrators or assigns according to the respective natures and qualities of the same premises and free from mesne incumbrances And the said Edwin Collis doth
    hereby for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant with the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators and assigns that he the said Edwin Collis his heirs executors or administrators shall
    and will pay or cause to be paid unto the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns on the nineteenth day of February next the sum of Two hundred and ten pounds with interest for
    the same after the rate of five pounds per Centum per Annum without any deduction accept for property or income tax And also shall and will pay or cause to be paid to him or them
    on demand such further sum or sums of money not exceeding with the said sum of Two hundred and ten pounds the sum of Five hundred pounds as he or they shall or may hereafter
    advance to the said Edwin Collis his heirs executors administrators or assigns with interest for the same after the rate aforesaid from the time or respective times of advancing the same without
    any deduction except as aforesaid And also that he the said Edwin Collis his heirs executors administrators or assigns shall and will within twenty one days from the date
    hereof insure and thenceforth during the continuance of this security Keep insured from damage by Fire in the Law Fire or some other respectable Fire Insurance Office to be
    appointed by the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns the said Messuages or Dwellinghouses and buildings so as aforesaid erected and built upon the premises so contracted for with


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    The said Mary Tovey as aforesaid in the Sum of Three hundred pounds at the least in the name of said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators and assigns and shall and will
    duly and regularly pay the premium for keeping on foot the insurance and hand the receipts for the premiums thereon to the said Thomas Pratt executors administrators or
    assigns And in case the said Edwin Collis his heirs executors or administrators shall neglect or refuse to make such Insurance or to pay the premiums for keeping the same on
    foot or to hand the receipts for the same premiums to the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns within ten days after the same shall respectively become due then and
    then in either of such cases it shall be lawful for but not imperative on the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns to effect such Insurance as aforesaid and to pay the premiums necessary for keeping
    the same on foot as the case may require which premiums and the expenses in and about effecting such Insurance as aforesaid shall carry interest after the rate aforesaid from the respective times of payment
    or expenditure and the lands hereditaments monies and premises comprised in and assured by these presents and to be assured by the Conveyance and Assurance hereinbefore covenanted to be made a procured
    shall stand charged therewith and shall not be redeemed or redeemable until payment as well of the same premiums expenses and interest as of the principal and interest monies hereinbefore expressed to be
    hereby secured Provided always and it is hereby agreed and declared between and by the parties to these Presents that if the said Edwin Collis his heirs executors administrators or assigns shall make default
    in payment of the principal and interest monies for the time being due and owing upon the Security of these presents or of any part or parts thereof respectively on the day or time or days or times hereinbefore mentioned
    and appointed for payment thereof and of which default the production of these presents shall be conclusive evidence then and in such case and at any time or times thereafter it shall be lawful for the said Thomas
    Pratt his executors administrators or assigns absolutely to sell and dispose of the said lands benefit of Contract and of Covenant Policy monies and other the premises hereinbefore respectively granted appointed and assigned
    or expressed and intended so to be and of all and singular the hereditaments and premises which by virtue of the Conveyance and Assurance hereinbefore covenanted to be made or procured shall be for the time being
    vested in the said Thomas Pratt his heirs and assigns and every or any part of the premises hereby authorised to be sold either altogether or in parcels and either a public Auction or private contract or partly by both
    such such means and in such manner in all other respects including a surrendering of the said Policy to the Office granting the same and likewise under and subject to such conditions and restrictions as to the title or
    otherwise as the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns shall think fit with power for him or them to buy in the premises hereby authorised to be sold or any part or parts thereof at any
    such auction and also to rescind or vary the terms of any contract for sale thereof and afterwards to resell the premises so bought in or as to which such contract shall be rescinded in manner aforesaid without
    being answerable for any deficiency occasioned thereby and with full power for the purposes aforesaid to make and execute all necessary contracts with and conveyances and assignments to the purchaser or purchasers
    of the same premises respectively or as he she or they shall direct And it is hereby agreed and declared that all and every the sales agreements conveyances surrenders acts deeds and assurances which shall be
    made and executed by the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns of and concerning the premises hereby authorised to be sold as aforesaid shall be equally valid and effectual whether the said
    Edwin Collis his heirs executors administrators or assigns do or do not join therein or assent thereto And further that in case of a Sale by the executors or administrators of the said Thomas Pratt or by
    any other person who may not be seized of the legal estate in any part of the premises to be sold under the powers aforesaid the heirs of the said Thomas Pratt or either the person or persons in whom such
    legal estate shall be vested shall make such conveyances and assurances for effectuating such sale as the person or persons by whom the same shall be made shall direct And also that the receipt or receipts
    in writing of the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns for the purchase money of the premises hereby authorised to be sold shall effectually discharge the person or persons paying the same
    therefrom and from being liable for the misapplication or nonapplication thereof and from being concerned to see to the application of the same monies or to enquire or take notice whether any sale or sales
    is or are necessary or proper or whether any such default has been made as aforesaid and as far as regards the safety and protection of a purchaser every sale purporting to be made in pursuance of the
    aforesaid power shall be considered to be within the same power and be valid accordingly And further that the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns shall stand and be
    possessed of and interested in the monies to arise or be made from the Sale or Sales hereby authorised to be made as aforesaid or otherwise to come to his hands under these presents In trust in
    the first place to pay and discharge thereout all such costs and expenses as he or they shall or may incur or sustain in carrying the trusts and powers hereby created and given into execution
    and in the next place to apply the same monies in or towards satisfaction of the principal interest and other monies respectively which shall be then due upon the Security or by virtue of these presents
    And after all the aforesaid Principal interest and other monies costs and expenses shall be wholly paid and satisfied then In trust to pay over the surplus of the said monies (if any) unto the
    said Edwin Collis his heirs executors administrators or assigns
    [insert: And it is hereby declared that the powers and authorities hereinbefore contained shall and may be exercised by any person who for the time being shall be entitled to give a discharge for the money expressed and intended to be hereby secured]
    And the said Edwin Collis doth hereby for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant with the said Thomas Pratt his
    executors administrators and assigns in manner following that is to say that he the said Edwin Collis now hath in himself good right full power and lawful and absolute authority to grant and
    appoint and assign unto the said Thomas Pratt his heirs executors administrators and assigns respectively the lands benefit of contract and of Covenant Policy and premises hereby respectively granted
    appointed and assigned in manner aforesaid And also that he the said Edwin Collis shall and will during the continuance of this Security duly and regularly pay the said premium of ten
    pounds seventeen shillings and eight pence and do and make all such other acts and payments as may be necessary for keeping on foot the said Policy hereby assigned and will not do or omit to do any act
    whereby the same Policy shall become void or voidable and shall and will hand the receipt for the said yearly premium to the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns within
    ten days after the same shall become due And in case the said Policy shall become void that it shall be lawful for but not imperative on the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns
    to effect another Insurance on the life of the said Edwin Collis who will make and do such appearances declarations and acts as may be necessary for the purpose in such Office as the said Thomas Pratt
    his executors administrators or assigns shall think fit and for any claim not exceeding the sum assured by the said Policy hereby assigned and which substituted Policy shall be taken in the name
    of the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns and shall be subject to the provisions powers and authorities hereinefore declared and contained of and concerning the policy hereby assigned and the
    premiums costs charges and expenses paid or expended by the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns in or about effecting and keeping on foot such Insurance as last aforesaid or in keeping
    on foot the Policy hereinbefore assigned carry interest after the rate aforesaid from the respective times of expenditure and shall be charged on the premises comprised in or for the time being subject to the
    powers of these presents and which premises shall not be redeemable until full payment as well of such premiums expenses and interest as of other the monies expressed to be hereby secured And further that
    it shall be lawful for the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns after default shall be made in payment of the principal and interest monies hereby secured at the time or times hereinbefore
    appointed for payment thereof peaceably to enter upon hold and enjoy the hereditaments and premises hereby granted and assured or to be assured by the Indenture of Conveyance hereinbefore covenanted to be
    made without any interruption by the said Edwin Collis or his heirs executors or administrators or any other person or persons whomsoever And that free from all incumbrances And moreover he the said
    Edwin Collis and his heirs executors and administrators and all and every other persons and person whomsoever having or claiming or who shall or may have or claim any estate right or interest of in or to the
    lands benefit of Contract and Covenant Policy and premises hereby granted appointed and assigned respectively or of in or to the hereditaments and premises to be conveyed by the Conveyance and Assurance
    hereinbefore covenanted to be made shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon the request of the said Thomas Pratt his heirs executors administrators or assigns but at the costs and charges
    of the said Edwin Collis his heirs executors or administrators make do and execute or cause and procure to be made done and executed all and every such further and other acts deeds conveyances
    assignments and assurances for more effectively or satisfactorily granting conveying assigning and assuring the said hereditaments and premises hereby granted appointed and assigned respectively or for the
    time being subject to the powers of these presents or any of them or any part or parts thereof respectively unto the said Thomas Pratt his heirs executors administrators and assigns respectively as by his or them
    or his or their Counsel in the law shall be reasonably devised or advised and required In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first hereinbefore
    written.

    Edwin Collis [signed with seal]

    Thomas Pratt [signed with seal]


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    This Indenture made the nineteenth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty eight Between the within named Mary Tovey of the first part the within named Thomas Trapp of the
    second part the within named Edwin Collis of the third part and Susan Ganderton of Pershore in the County of Worcester Spinster of the fourth part Whereas by an Indenture bearing date the Thirtieth day of July One
    thousand eight hundred and fifty eight and expressed to be made between the Reverend and Worshipful John Peel Dean of the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Mary the Virgin of Worcester and the Chapter of the same church Lords of the Manor of Harvington in the County of Worcester
    of the first part The Right Honourable Henry Thomas Earl of Chichester The Right Honourable Charles Viscount Eversley and William Deedes Esquire Member of Parliament (the Church Estates Commissioners duly constituted and appointed under an act of Parliament therein mentioned being made
    parties to and joining in the now reciting Indenture by virtue of the provisions of certain other Acts therein mentioned) of the second part John Marshall Gentleman and John Atkins Yeoman of the third part Robert Lunn the Younger Yeoman and Thomas Bennett Tomes the Younger Yeoman
    of the fourth part and the said Mary Tovey of the fifth part for the considerations therein mentioned the Copyhold tenements and premises comprised in the within recited Agreement of the thirtieth day of April One thousand eight hundred and fifty seven were enfranchised granted and
    released unto and to the use of the said Mary Tovey her heirs and assigns for ever as freehold thenceforth and for ever discharged from the Copyhold and Customary tenure thereof and from all fines heriots reliefs quit rents and all other incidents whatsoever of Customary or Copyhold
    tenure And whereas the said Mary Tovey is now desirous of carrying into effect the said within recited Agreement on her part And whereas the within mentioned Sum of Two hundred and ten pounds together with further principal Sums which have since the date of the within written
    Indenture been advanced and paid by the said Thomas Pratt to the said Edwin Collis and amounting together with the said Sum of Two hundred and ten pounds to the Sum of three hundred and sixty five pounds now remain due and owing to the said Thomas Pratt upon the Security of the
    within written Indenture as he the said Edwin Collis doth hereby acknowledge testified by his execution hereof but all interest in respect of the same several principal Sums hath been paid to the date hereof as he the said Thomas Pratt doth hereby acknowledge And whereas the said
    Edwin Collis having occasion to borrow the further Sum of One hundred and thirty five pounds to enable him to complete the purchase from the said Mary Tovey contracted for by the said within recited Agreement he hath applied to the said Thomas Pratt to lend him the same under
    the provisions for further advances contained in the within written Indenture but the said Thomas Pratt being unwilling so to do the said Susan Ganderton hath agreed to advance the same and also to pay off to the said Thomas Pratt the said Sum of Three hundred and sixty five
    pounds so due to him as aforesaid upon having the whole of the said monies with interest secured to her in manner hereinafter appearing Now this Indenture Witnesseth that in pursuance of the hereinbefore recited agreement and in consideration of the Sum of three
    hundred and sixty five pounds to the said Thomas Pratt at the request and by the direction of the said Edwin Collis (testified by his execution hereof) paid by the said Susan Ganderton (the receipt of which said Sum of Three hundred and sixty five pounds he the said Thomas Pratt doth hereby
    admit and acknowledge and thereof and therefrom doth acquit release and discharge the said Susan Ganderton her heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever by these presents He the said Thomas Pratt at such request as aforesaid testified as aforesaid Doth by these presents assign
    and transfer unto the said Susan Ganderton her executors administrators and assigns All that the said Principal Sum of Three hundred and sixty five pounds so due to him the said Thomas Pratt upon the Security of the within written Indenture as hereinbefore mentioned And all
    interest henceforth to grow due for the same Together with the full benefit and advantage of all and every the Covenants powers and provisions in the within written Indenture contained and of all other the Securities for the same principal and interest monies And all
    the right title interest property claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of him the said Thomas Pratt to in and upon the premises hereinbefore assigned or any of them or any part or parts thereof Together with full power and lawful and absolute
    authority (which he the said Thomas Pratt doth hereby give and grant) to and for the said Susan Ganderton her executors administrators and assigns to ask demand sue for recover and receive and give effectual receipts and discharges in writing for the said
    monies and premises hereinbefore assigned or expressed and intended so to be or any part or parts thereof in the name or names and as the Attorney or Attornies of the said Thomas Pratt his executors or administrators To have hold receive and take the said principal Sum
    and Interest and all and singular other the premises hereinbefore assigned or expressed and intended so to be unto the said Susan Ganderton her executors administrators and assigns absolutely And this Indenture also witnesseth that for the purpose of carrying
    into effect the within recited Agreement on the part of the said Mary Tovey and in consideration of the Sum of One hundred and thirty five pounds (the purchase money in the same Agreement mentioned) paid to her the said Mary Tovey at the request and by the direction of the said
    Edwin Collis (testified as aforesaid) by the said Susan Ganderton at or immediately before the execution of these presents (and as a further advance contemplated and authorised by the provisions in the within written Indenture contained in that behalf) the receipt of which
    said Sum of One hundred and thirty five pounds the purchase money aforesaid she the said Mary Tovey doth hereby admit and acknowledge and thereof and therefrom doth acquit release and discharge the said Susan Ganderton and also the said Edwin Collis and their respective
    heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever by these presents and also in consideration of the premises She the said Mary Tovey Doth by these presents grant release and convey And they the said Thomas Pratt and Edwin Collis according to their respective interests
    in the hereditaments next hereinafter mentioned Do and each of them Doth hereby release and confirm unto the said Susan Ganderton her heirs and assigns All that Messuage or tenement with the Garden Orchard and Cider Mill and small piece of ground or orchard
    thereto belonging situate at Harvington aforesaid formerly in the occupation of Thomas Atkins afterwards George Brookes but now void bounded on the North West and East by the Public Road or Village Street of Harvington aforesaid and to the South by premises belonging to Mr John Marshall and which said
    Messuage and hereditaments lastly hereinbefore described are the hereditaments which by the within recited Agreement of the thirtieth day of April One thousand eight hundred and fifty seven were contracted to be sold by the said Mary Tovey to the said Edwin Collis and the same were enfranchised conveyed and
    assured to the said Mary Tovey by the hereinbefore recited Indenture of the thirtieth day of July last whereon a plan of the said premises is drawn Together with the messuages or dwellinghouses outoffices and appurtenances belonging thereto lately erected by the said Edwin Collis on the said hereditaments as within
    mentioned And together with all and singular houses outhouses edifices buildings way[s] waters watercourses profits privileges rights members easements and appurtenances whatsoever to the said hereditaments and premises belonging or in any use appertaining And the reversions remainders yearly and other
    rents issues and profits thereof And all the estate right title interest inheritance use trust possession property possibility claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of them the said Mary Tovey Thomas Pratt and Edwin Collis respectively of in to out of or upon the said hereditaments
    and premises and every part thereof To have and To hold the said Messuages or tenements buildings orchards and all and singular other the hereditaments and premises hereinbefore granted and released or expressed and intended to be unto and to the use of the said Susan Ganderton her heirs
    and assigns for ever Subject nevertheless to such rights or equity of redemption in favour of the said Edwin Collis his heirs executors administrators or assigns on payment to the said Susan Ganderton her executors administrators or assigns of the full sum of Five hundred pounds together with interest for the
    same after the rate of five pounds per centum per annum without any deduction except for property or income tax as by virtue of the provisions the within written Indenture and of the advances and payments which have been made as hereinbefore appearing and of the operation this present Indenture the
    same hereditaments and premises are now subject or liable to And this Indenture also witnesseth that in further pursuance of the hereinbefore recited Agreement and for the considerations aforesaid He the said Thomas Pratt at the request and by and the direction of the said Edwin Collis as
    aforesaid (testified as aforesaid) Doth by these presents grant release and convey And he the said Edwin Collis Doth by these presents grant release convey and confirm unto the said Susan Ganderton her heirs and assigns All those several pieces or parcels of Garden Ground in the within written Indenture
    expressed to be firstly secondly and thirdly described And singular other the hereditaments and premises in the within written Indenture comprised and thereby respectively granted released conveyed and appointed or expressed and intended as to be together with their and every of their rights easements
    members and appurtenances And all the estate right title interest inheritance use trust possession property claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of them the said Thomas Pratt and Edwin Collis respectively of in to out of or upon the said hereditaments and premises hereby granted and
    released or expressed and intended so to be and every part thereof To have and To hold the said pieces of land and hereditaments lastly hereinbefore mentioned and all and singular other the premises hereinbefore expressed to be hereby granted and released unto and to the use of the said Susan Ganderton
    her heirs and assigns for ever subject nevertheless to such right or equity of Redemption in favour of the said Edwin Collis his heir or assigns as is hereinbefore mentioned of and concerning the hereditaments firstly hereinbefore granted and assured And this Indenture also witnesseth that
    in further pursuance of the hereinbefore recited Agreement and for the considerations aforesaid He the said Thomas Pratt at the request and by the direction of the said Edwin Collis as aforesaid (testified as aforesaid) Doth by these presents bargain sell and assign And he the said Edwin Collis Doth
    by these presents assign and confirm unto the said Susan Ganderton her executors administrators and assigns All those the within mentioned claims and demands rights benefits and interest whatsoever or of him the said Edwin Collis against or upon the within named Mary Sheaf her heirs or assigns
    and of and in the within mentioned Sum of sixty eight pounds five shillings nine pence and other sums of money if any) to become payable by or from the said Mary Sheaf her heirs executors administrators or assigns as within expressed And also the within mentioned Policy of Assurance and the monies
    thereby assured And all and singular other the property monies effects and premises expressed to be assigned by the within written Indenture with their and every of them rights privileges members and appurtenances And also the full benefit and advantage of all the Covenants powers and provisions
    in the written Indenture contained of and concerning the premises hereby assigned any or either of them And all the right title Interest benefit property possibility claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of them the said Thomas Pratt and Edwin Collis respectively of into out of or upon the
    premises hereby assigned or any part or parts thereof Together with full power and lawful and absolute authority which they the said Thomas Pratt and Edwin Collis respectively do hereby give and grant to and for the said Susan Ganderton her executors administrators or assigns to ask demand due for recover
    secure and give effectual receipts and discharges in writing for the monies and premises lastly hereinbefore assigned or expressed or intended so to be in the names and name and as the Attorney or Attornies of the said Thomas Pratt and Edwin Collis respectively and their respective executors and administrators
    and to do all such other acts as may be necessary for deriving the full benefit of the assignment expressed and intended to be hereby made To have hold receive and take the said claims and demands monies policy and all and singular other the premises lastly hereinbefore assigned or expressed
    intended so to be unto the said Susan Ganderton her executors administrators and assigns for her and their own absolute use and benefit Subject nevertheless to such right or equity of redemption in favour of the said Edwin Collis his executors or administrators as is hereinbefore mentioned of and concerning the
    hereditaments firstly hereinbefore granted and assured And it is hereby expressly declared and agreed that the powers of sale and of giving receipts and discharges to purchasers and all other the powers and authorities in the within written Indenture contained shall and
    may be exercised of and concerning all and singular the Messuages lands tenements property claim policy and premises respectively hereinbefore granted released and assigned or expressed and intended so to be by the said Susan Ganderton her heirs executors administrators and assigns as fully and
    effectually to all intents and purposes whatsoever as the same powers and authorities could or might have been exercised by the said Thomas Pratt his heirs executors or administrators of and concerning the lands tenements property hereditaments and premises by the within written Indenture expressed
    and intended to be granted released appointed and assigned respectively in case these presents had not been made and executed and in case the full principal Sum of Five hundred pounds had become due and owing to him the said Thomas Pratt his executors or administrators upon or by virtue of the
    provisions in the within written Indenture contained And further that all and every the Covenants in the within written Indenture contained shall and may enforced by the said Susan Ganderton her heirs executors administrators or assigns and read and construed in the same manner as if such Covenants
    had been entered into directly with the said Susan Ganderton her heirs executors administrators or assigns instead of with the said Thomas Pratt his heirs executors administrators or assigns And she the said Mary Tovey hereby for herself her heirs executors and administrators Covenant with the said Susan
    Ganderton her heirs and assigns in manner following that is to say that for and notwithstanding any acts deed matter or thing whatsoever by her the said Mary Tovey made done or suffered to the contrary she the said Mary Tovey now hath in herself good right full power and lawful and absolute
    authority to grant release and convey the hereditaments and premises hereinbefore expressed to be by her granted and conveyed unto and to the use of the said Susan Ganderton her heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid And that it shall be lawful for the said Susan Ganderton her heirs and assigns from time to time
    and at all times hereafter to enter into and upon and to hold and enjoy the said hereditaments and premises and to receive and take the rents and profits thereof without the let suit hindrance interruption or denial whatsoever of from or by the said Mary Tovey her heirs or any person or persons claiming or to claim unto
    her or them or any of them (but subject nevertheless to the said right or equity of Redemption in favour of the said Edwin Collis his heirs or assigns hereinbefore mentioned) And that free from all former and other estates right titles charges and incumbrances whatsoever either already or hereafter to be had made executed occasioned or suffered by the said
    Mary Tovey or her heirs or any person or persons claiming or to claim under her or them or any of them And further that she the said Mary Tovey and her heirs and all and every other persons and person having or claiming or who shall or may hereafter have or claim any estate right title or interest of in or to the said hereditaments
    and premises hereinbefore by her the said Mary Tovey granted and released by from under or in trust for her shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon every reasonable request and at the costs and charges of the said Susan Ganderton her heirs or assigns or of the said Edwin Collis his heirs or assigns
    make do and execute or cause to be made done and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable acts deeds assurances matters and things whatsoever for more effectually or satisfactorily granting conveying and assuring the hereditaments and premises hereinbefore expressed to be by her the said Mary
    Tovey granted and assured unto and to the use of the said Susan Ganderton her heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid and according to the true intent and meaning of these presents as by the said Susan Ganderton her heirs executors administrators or assigs or her or their or any of their Counsel in the law shall be
    reasonably advised or devised and requested And the said Thomas Pratt doth hereby for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant with the said Susan Ganderton her heirs executors administrators and assigns that he the said Thomas Pratt hath not at any time or times heretofore made done committed or
    executed or knowingly or willingly or permitted or suffered or been party or privy to any act deed matter or thing whatsoever whereby or by reason or means whereof he is in anywise prevented or hindered from assigning granting and assuring the monies hereditaments and premises hereinbefore by him expressed
    granted assigned and assured respectively or whereby or reason or means whereof the same monies hereditaments and premises any of them or any part or parts whereof are is can shall or may be impeached charged affected unincumbered in title estate or otherwise howsoever And the said Edwin Collis doth hereby for
    himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant with the said Susan Ganderton her executors administrators and assigns that he the said Edwin Collis his heirs executors or administrators shall and will pay or cause to be paid unto the Susan Ganderton his executors administrators or assigns the Sum
    of Five hundred pounds together with interest for the same after the rate of five pounds per centum per annum on the nineteenth day of April now next ensuing without any deduction whatsoever (except for property or income tax) And in case the said Sum of five hundred pounds shall not be wholly paid or the
    said nineteenth day of April next shall and will pay or cause to be paid unto Susan Ganderton her executors administrators or assigns interest for the said Sum of five hundred pounds or for so much thereof as for the time being shall remain unpaid after the rate aforesaid by equal half yearly
    payments on the nineteenth day of April and the nineteenth day of October in every year without any deduction (except as aforesaid) In witness whereof the said parties of these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written

    Mary Tovey [signed with seal]

    Thomas Pratt [signed with seal]

    Edwin Collis [signed with seal]

    Received the day and year first above written of and from the above named Susan Ganderton the sum
    of Three hundred and sixty five pounds being the consideration money above mentioned to be paid by her to me     365

    Thomas Pratt [signed]

    Witness: Geo. H. Garrard

    Received the day and year first above written of and from the above named Susan Ganderton the sum of One hundred     135
    and thirty five pounds being the consideration money above mentioned to be paid by her to me

    Mary Tovey [signed]

    Witness: Rd Jaynes

    [Total] 500


    Signed sealed and delivered by the abovenamed Mary Tovey
    in the presence of

    Rd Jaynes Clerk to Mr Eades Solr Evesham

    Signed sealed and delivered by the abovenamed Thomas
    Pratt and Edwin Collis in the presence of

    Geo. H. Garrard of Evesham, Solicitor

    Retreat 006:         Large parchment Enfranchisement on two sheets dated 30th July 1858.


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    Dated the 30th day of July 1858

    The Dean and Chapter of Worcester
    to
    Miss Mary Tovey and others

    Enfranchisement of a
    Copyhold Messuage and premises in
    the Manor of Harvington in the County
    of Worcester


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    We the within named Church Estates Commissioners
    do hereby acknowledge that the sum of twenty six pounds
    and ten shillings being the consideration money mentioned
    in the within written Indenture to be paid by the within         26. 10.
    named Mary Tovey has been paid into the Bank of
    England to the within mentioned account in accordance
    with the provisions of the Statute 14th and 15th Victoria
    c.104 continued and amended as within mentioned

    Chichester [signed]
    Eversley [signed]
    Wm Eades [signed]

    Witness
    Chas Josph Ellis


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    Signed sealed and delivered to the within named Mary
    Tovey in the presence of
    Rd Jaynes Clerk to Mr Eades
    Solisr Evesham


    Signed sealed and delivered by the within named John Marshall
    Robert Lunn and Thomas Tomes the Younger in the
    presence of
    Robt Lunn Junr Clerk to Messr New
    Prance & Garrard
    Solr Evesham


    Signed sealed and delivered by the within named John Adkins
    in the presence of
    Chas Wm Baylis
    Articled Clerk to Mssrs New Prance & Garrard


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    Signed sealed and delivered by the within named Henry Thomas
    Earl of Chichester Charles Viscount Eversley and William Deedes
    Esq. in the presence of
    Chas Josph Ellis
    11 Whitehall Place
    Westminster


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    This Indenture made the Thirtieth day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty eight Between
    The Reverend and Worshipful John Peel Doctor in Divinity Dean of the Cathedral Church
    Christ and the Blessed Mary the Virgin of Worcester and the Chapter of the same Church Lords of the
    Manor of Harvington in the County of Worcester of the first part The Right Honourable Henry
    Thomas Earl of Chichester The Right Honourable Charles Viscount Eversley and William
    Deedes Esquire Member of Parliament (the Church Estates Commissioner duly constituted and appointed under
    and by virtue of the provisions of An Act passed in the session held in the thirteenth and fourteenth years of
    the Reign of her present Majesty Queen Victoria intitled "An Act to amend the Acts relating to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England" and being made parties to and joining in the presents under and by
    virtue of the powers and provisions of another Act passed in the session held in the fourteenth and fifteenth years of the same reign intitled "An Act to facilitate the management and improvement of Episcopal and
    Capitular Estates in England" as continued and amended to three several Acts passed in the session held in the seventeenth and eighteenth the nineteenth and twentieth and the twentieth and twenty
    first years of the same reign) of the second part John Marshall of Harvington in the County of Worcester Gentleman and John Atkins of Donnington in the parish of Salford in the County of
    Warwick Yeoman of the third part Robert Lunn the Younger of Norton and Lenchwick in the said County of Worcester Yeoman and Thomas Bennett Tomes the Younger of Cleeve Prior in the same County
    Yeoman of the fourth part and Mary Tovey of Lench Wick in the said County of Worcester Spinster of the fifth part Whereas by an Indenture bearing date the fifth day of December
    One thousand eight hundred and thirty one and made between William Marshall of Inkberrow in the County of Worcester Farmer of the one part and George Brookes of Harvington in the said County of
    Worcester Wheelwright of the other part After reciting that Wilson Marshall then late of Harvington aforesaid in and by his last Will and Testament being date the third day of October One thousand eight
    hundred and seven gave devised and bequeathed the Copyhold Messuage or tenement Garden Orchard and Cider Mill thereinafter conveyed with the appurtenances unto his Son the said William Marshall
    his executors administrators and assigns absolutely And that the said Messuage and premises were held with other premises of greater value formerly the estate of the said William Marshall but then of his Son
    Thomas Gould Marshall of the Lords of the Manor of Harvington for four lives two in possession and two in reversion And after also reciting certain grants by Copies of Court Roll of the said Manor
    bearing date the fifth day of October One thousand eight hundred and eight whereby certain premises described as One Messuage and half yard land late of William Lowe One Messuage and half yard native also Lowe One Messuage and half yard
    land native formerly Adams Six acres of land formerly shayde One yard land demesne late of Thomas Pell One Messuage and five sellions of land late of William Lowe with appurtenances (except one
    said Messuage or tenement Garden Orchards and Cider Mill were by the now reciting Indenture stated to be part and parcel) were granted to Robert Lunn and Stephen Lunn in possession and to John
    Marshall the Younger and Thomas Marshall in reversion in trust for the uses in the Will of the said Wilson Marshall for their lives and the life of the longest liver of them successively according to the custom of the
    said Manor Are the yearly and heriot customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed it is by the Indenture now in recital Witnessed that for the considerations therein expressed the said William Marshall did
    grant bargain sell assign and transfer unto the said George Brookes his executors administrators and assigns All that the Copyhold Messuage or tenement with the Garden Orchard Cider Mill and small

    piece of ground thereunto belonging situate at Harvington aforesaid late in the occupation of of Thomas Atkins but now George Brookes To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the
    said George Brookes his executors administrators and assigns from henceforth for his and their own absolute use and benefit for and during the lives of the said Robert Lunn Stephen Lunn
    John Marshall the Younger and Thomas Marshall and the lives and life of the survivor or longer liver of them And also for and during all such other estate term time and interest as
    could be acquired by renewal or otherwise according to the custom of the said Manor and subject to the rents heriots customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed
    And whereas by an Indenture of Mortgage bearing date on or about the sixth day of December One thousand eight hundred and thirty one and made between the said George Brookes of the
    one part and Mary Ann Marshall of Church Lench in the said County of Worcester Spinster of the other part It is witnessed that in consideration of One hundred and sixty pounds to the said
    George Brookes paid by the said Mary Ann Marshall He the said George Brookes did for himself his heirs executors administrators and assigns covenant with the said Mary Ann Marshall
    her executors administrators and assigns for payment of the same and the interest as therein mentioned and for the better securing the due payment thereof He the said George Brookes did grant
    bargain sell assign transfer and set over unto the said Mary Ann Marshall her executor administrator and assigns All the before described Copyhold Messuage hereditaments and premises
    To hold the same unto the said Mary Ann Marshall her executors administrators and assigns from henceforth for the lives of the said Robert Lunn Stephen Lunn and John Marshall
    the Younger and Thomas Marshall and the lives and life of the survivor of them And for and during such estate term time and interest as could or might be acquired therein by
    renewal or otherwise howsoever accordingly to the custom of the said Manor and subject to the rent heriots suit of Court customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed And
    in the said recited Indenture is contained a Covenant by the said George Brookes for surrender of the said premises unto the hands of the Lords of the said Manor To the intent that the
    said Lords might regrant the aforesaid premises for the lives aforesaid To the use of the said Mary Ann Marshall her executors administrators or assigns And that in the meantime they
    the said Robert Lunn Stephen Lunn John Marshall the Younger and Thomas Marshall and each of them should stand possessed thereof subject nevertheless to surrender and convey and
    on payment to the said George Brookes his heirs executors administrators or assigns to the said Mary Ann Marshall her executors administrators or assigns of One hundred and sixty
    pounds and interest on the day in the aforesaid covenant appointed for payment thereof (and which is now long since paid) And whereas by an Indenture bearing date the thirteenth day of
    May One thousand eight hundred and thirty nine and made between the said Mary Ann Marshall of the first part the said George Brookes of the second part and Susannah Tovey of Church Lench
    aforesaid Widow of the third part It is witnessed that in consideration of One hundred and sixty pounds by the said Susannah Tovey (by direction of the said George Brookes) to the said Mary Ann Marshall
    paid by the said Mary Ann Marshall at the request and by the direction of the said George Brookes and He the said George Brookes in consideration of the further sum of forty pounds to him but and paid to the
    said Susannah Tovey Each of them Did sell assign transfer and set over unto the said Susannah Tovey her executors administrators and assigns All the before mentioned Copyhold Messuage and hereditaments And also the said
    recited Indenture of Mortgage and the benefit thereof and all covenants therein and the said principal sum of One hundred and sixty pounds thereby secured with full power to service all the same rights
    and remedies for the recovery thereof as she the said Mary Ann Marshall then had and to use her and their name and names for such purpose And in the said Indenture now in recital is contained a
    Covenant on the part of the said George Brookes for himself his heirs executors and administrators with the said Susannah Tovey her executors administrators and assigns for Surrender at the then
    next General Court Baron into the hands of the Lords the said hereditaments and premises and the possession and reversion thereof To the intent that the said Lords might regrant the said hereditaments
    and premises to the aforesaid lives or such other life or lives as should be agreed for with the said Lords To the use of the said Susannah Tovey her executors administrators and assigns And that
    in the meantime and until such Surrender they the said Robert Lunn Stephen Lunn John Marshall the Younger and Thomas Marshall should stand possessed thereof In trust for the said Susannah
    Tovey her executors administrators and assigns subject to the proviso for making void the said reciting Indenture if the said George Brookes his heirs executors or administrators should repay to the said
    Susannah Tovey her executors administrators or assigns the said sum of One hundred and sixty pounds and forty pounds (together two hundred pounds) with interest at Five pounds per centrum per
    annum or the twelfth day of November then next But with power for Sale of the said Messuage and hereditaments to the said Susannah Tovey her executors administrators and assigns if default should be made in
    payment thereof And whereas Letters of Administration of All and singular the Goods and Chattels rights Credits and effects of the said Susannah Tovey were on the twenty eighth day of February
    One thousand eight hundred and fifty two granted to the Consistory Court of the Bishop of Worcester to the said Mary Tovey the daughter of and one of the next of kin of the said Susannah Tovey deceased And
    Whereas
    the said Messuage or tenement Garden Orchard Cider Mill piece of land hereditaments and premises were in and by the said hereinbefore recited Indenture of the fifth day of December One thousand
    eight hundred and thirty one erroneously stated to have formed part of the premises comprised in and held under the said therein recited grants on the fifth day of October One thousand eight hundred
    and eight but were in fact and in truth part and parcel of certain premises which at the time of the execution of the said Indenture of the fifth day of December One thousand eight hundred and thirty one were
    held under certain grants by Copy of Court Roll of the said Manor granted in the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty to George Lunn and John Marshall in possession and to John Atkins and Robert Lunn

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    The Younger in reversion in trust or therein mentioned and which to devise other grants to Copy of Court Roll of the said Manor in
    the Years One thousand eight hundred and forty three and One thousand eight hundred and forty eight and ultimately
    by certain Grants by Copy of Court Roll bearing date the fifth day of December One thousand eight hundred and fifty three
    granted to the Lords of the said Manor to their Steward on the Surrender of the then Grants to the said John Marshall
    and John Atkins in trust as therein mentioned to Surrender when thereunto required by the description of One Messuage and one yard land formerly Mogg One Cottage and one acre and a half of land native at Tounsend One
    Cottage and Curtilage formerly Tomes One Messuage and one yard land formerly Carless and Thomas Smith and one Messuage and one yard land formerly Landes with the appurtenances in Harvington And such land
    and premises as had been allotted to or in lieu being under the Harvington Inclosure Act To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said John Marshall and John Atkins for the term of their lives
    and the life of the longer liver of them successively according to the custom of the said Manor subject to the payment of the yearly rent of One pound three shillings and eight pence three heriots when they should
    happen suit of Court and all other customs and services and paying all taxes as well or ordinary as extraordinary imposed or to be impressed upon the proviso and to which the said John Marshall was admitted
    grant and to which at the same Court the said lords granted the Reversion to the said Robert Lunn and Thomas Bennett Tomes the younger for the term of their lives and the life of the longer liver of them
    successively according to the custom of the said Manor immediately after the decease surrender or forfeiture of the said John Marshall and John Atkins at the aforesaid rent heriots customs and services and
    paying all taxes as last aforesaid and in trust as therein mentioned And whereas the greater part of the hereditaments held under the said before mentioned grants of the fifth day of December One
    thousand eight hundred and fifty three have been enfranchised by the said Dean and Chapter with the approval of the said Church Estate Commissioners and the said rent of One pound three shillings and eight pence
    has been duly apportioned and it has been agreed that the remainder of the lands and hereditaments held under the said Grants and not intended to be enfranchised by the grants or which have not already been
    enfranchised shall henceforth to continue liable to the approved rent of Three shillings only and to the heriots suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed And the said Church Estates Commissioners in
    insurance of the provisions of the said Act of the seventeenth and eighteenth years of Her said Majesty's reign have signed a memorandum on each of the said Grants declaring the rent hereby received to be appointed
    accordingly And whereas the said Dean and Chapter with the approval of the said Church Estates Commissioners (testified by their being parties to and exceeding their presents have agreed with the said Mary
    Tovey for the Enfranchisement of the Messuage and hereditaments hereinafter described and intended take hereby enfranchised and granted which said premises are held under the hereinbefore recited grants of the fifth day of
    December One thousand eight hundred and fifty three with the appurtenances and for the sale of the reversion estate and interest of the said Dean and Chapter therein for sum of Twenty six pounds
    and ten shillings And whereas the said Church Estates Commissioners appointed that the said sum of Twenty six pounds and ten shillings should be paid into the Bank to the account of
    the "Church Estates Commissioners" and have directed that the Conveyance and Assurance upon the aforesaid Enfranchisement and Sale shall be made by these presents in the form and manner hereinafter appearing
    Now this Indenture Witnesseth that for effectuating the said Enfranchisement and Sale and in consideration of the sum of twenty six pounds and ten shillings paid by the said Mary Tovey into
    the Bank of England to the account of the "Church Estates Commissioners" as appointed by the said Church Estates Commissioners as aforesaid the payment of which said sum of twenty six pounds and ten
    shillings in manner aforesaid is testified by a memorandum endorsed upon these presents and signed by the said Church Estates Commissioners They the said Dean and Chapter in exercise of the forms and
    authorities vested in them for that purpose in the said Act passed in the session held in the fourteenth and fifteenth years of the reign of Her said Majesty as continued and amended as aforesaid or otherwise and
    with the approval of the said Church Estates Commissioners testified as aforesaid Do by these presents enfranchise grant and release And the said Church Estates Commissioners in pursuance of the provisions of the
    same Acts Do by the grants confirm unto the said John Marshall and his heirs All that Messuage or tenement with the Garden Orchard and Cider Mill and small piece of Ground or Orchard hereunto belonging situate at
    Harvington aforesaid formerly in the occupation of Thomas Atkins then of George Brookes but now void bounded on the North West and East by the public Road or Village Street of Harvington aforesaid and on the South
    by premises of Mr John Marshall and which said Messuage hereditaments now being described and intended to be hereby enfranchised are held under the two Copies of Court Roll of the fifth day of December One thousand
    eight hundred and fifty three hereinbefore recited and are delineated on the plan drawn on the margin of these presents and herein coloured pink Together with all ways watercourses drains lights easements
    advantages and appurtenances thereunto belonging or herewith held used or enjoyed as part thereof or appurtenant thereto And all the estate right title property benefit claim and demand of the said Dean and
    Chapter of in and to the same To have and to hold the same Messuage Garden and hereditaments and all and singular other the premises hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised and Granted unto the
    said John Marshall and his heirs as freehold henceforth and for ever discharged from the Copyhold and customary tenure thereof and from all fines heriots reliefs quit rents and all other incidents whatsoever of Customary
    or Copyhold tenure To the Use of the said John Marshall and John Atkins and their assigns for and during the term of their natural lives and from and immediately after their decease To the Use of the
    said Robert Lunn and Thomas Bennett Tomes their heirs and assigns In trust for the said Mary Tovey and her heirs and assigns And the said Dean and Chapter for themselves and their successors
    do hereby covenant with the said several persons/parties hereto of the third and fourth parts that they the said Dean and Chapter and every person whomsoever having or rightfully claiming or to claim any estate right title
    or interest in to or out of the said premises hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised and granted as aforesaid or any of them under or in trust for them (except any person or persons claiming under the
    hereinbefore recited Grants or any Assignment thereof respectively) will at all times hereafter at the request costs and charges of the person or persons beneficially interested and requesting the same make do and execute every
    each Act deed Conveyance or Assurance in the Law whatsoever to the more effectually or satisfactory assuring in manner aforesaid the said parties and every or any part thereof as by the person or persons beneficially
    interested therein or their respective Counsel in the Law shall be reasonably advised and required And this Indenture also Witnesseth that in consideration of the premises they the said John
    Marshall and John Atkins Robert Lunn and Thomas Bennett Tomes Do and each of them Doth by these presents grant remise release and quit claim unto and To the use of the said
    Mary Tovey her heirs and assigns All and singular the said Messuage Garden hereditaments and premises hereinbefore described and expressed to be hereby enfranchised and granted And all the
    Estate right title interest property claim and demand of them the said John Marshall and John Atkins Robert Lunn and Thomas Bennett Tomes and every of them in to out of and upon the same
    premises respecting To the intent that all such estate right title interest property claim and demand may be absolutely merged and extinguished in the freehold and inheritance of the same premises
    And Each of them the said John Marshall and John Atkins Robert Lunn and Thomas Bennett Tomes as far as relates to his own Acts and deeds alone doth hereby for himself his heirs executors
    and administrators covenant with the said Mary Tovey her heirs and assigns that they the said several covenanting parties respectively have not done or knowingly suffered or been party or privy to everything whereby
    the said premises hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised and granted or any of them or any part thereof respectively are is or may be impeached affected or incumbered in title estate or otherwise howsoever
    which they the said several covenanting parties respectively are in anywise hindered from granting and releasing the same premises or any part thereof in manner aforesaid
    In Witness whereof the said Dean and Chapter have hereunto affixed their Common seal and the said other parties to these presents have set their hands and seals the day and year first before written

    Chichester [signed with seal]
    Eversley [signed with seal
    Wm Deedes [signed with seal]

    Mary Tovey [signed with seal]

    John Marshall [signed with seal]
    Robt Lunn [signed with seal]
    John Atkins [signed with seal]
    Thos B. Tomes Junior [signed with seal]

    Retreat 007:         Small blue paper receipt dated 7th May 1863.


    Harvington May 7. 1863

    Received of George Malin Esqr
    Forty Eight Pounds & 15 the
    deposit on Lot 2. bought by him
    this day and One guinea the
    Contract fee

    49. 16. 0

    New Prance Garrard [signed with stamp]

    Retreat 008:         Large single-sheet parchment Conveyance dated 24th June 1863.


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    Dated the 24th day of June 1863.

    Miss Susan Ganderton to Mr George Malin

    Conveyance in fee of a Messuage and other hereditaments at Harvington in
    County of of Worcester


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    Received on the day and Year first within written of and from the
    within named George Malin the Sum of Three hundred and
    twenty five pounds being the consideration money within expressed         325
    be paid by him to me

    Susan Ganderton [signed]

    Witness Sarah Ganderton [signed]


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    Signed, sealed and Delivered by the within named Susan Ganderton in the presence
    of

    Sarah Ganderton [signed]
    Pershore Spinster


    Signed Sealed and Delivered by the within named George Malin in the
    presence of

    Oliver E Leeds [signed]
    Solr Evesham


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    This Indenture made the twenty fourth day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty three
    Between Susan Ganderton of Pershore in the County of Worcester Spinster of the one part and George
    Malin of Harvington in the same County Gentleman of the other part Whereas by an Agreement dated the
    thirtieth day of April One thousand eight hundred and fifty seven and made between William Sergeant as Agent on
    behalf of Mary Tovey of the one part and Edwin Collis Builder of the other part the said Mary Tovey who was
    entitled to a Copyhold Messuage buildings and hereditaments at Harvington which Messuage and buildings had then lately
    been burnt down and had agreed with the Lords of the Manor of Harvington for the enfranchisement of the said
    hereditaments contracted with the said Edwin Collis for the sale of the said hereditaments when so enfranchised at
    One hundred and thirty five pounds And whereas by an Indenture dated the nineteenth day of August One
    thousand eight hundred and fifty seven and made between the said Edwin Collis of the one part and Thomas Pratt Farmer of the other part after reciting the said Agreement and that in pursuance thereof the said Edwin
    Collis had entered into possession of the premises thereby contracted for and had erected thereon two Messuages or Dwellinghouses with out offices and premises belonging thereto and the expense of such erection was estimated to be the sum of
    Two hundred pounds but that the enfranchisement agreed to be effected by the said Mary Tovey not having been completed no conveyance had yet been made the said Edwin Collis by the Indenture now in recital assigned sent the said Thomas
    Pratt his executors administrators and assigns the benefit of the said contract of the thirtieth day of April One thousand eight hundred and fifty seven as a Security with other Hereditament) for the payment of the sum of Five hundred and ten
    pounds then advanced with interest on the nineteenth day of February then next and of any further sums to be advanced not exceeding with the Two hundred and ten pounds the sum of Five hundred pounds on demand with interest and the said
    Edwin Collis covenanted that when the said premises contracted for with the said Mary Tovey should be enfranchised by her pursuant to the said contract he the said Edwin Collis would effect or cause to be executed to the said Thomas Pratt his heirs and assigns
    an effectual conveyance and assurance of the same hereditaments to the said Thomas Pratt his heirs and assigns subject to such equity of redemption as should for the time being be existing in the said lands and hereditaments by virtue of the proviso for redemption
    therein contained And by the Indenture now in recital it was declared that the powers of sale and giving receipts and discharges to purchasers therein contained should after such Conveyance be exercised by the said Thomas Pratt his heirs executors administrations or assigns
    over or in respect of the hereditaments intended to be so conveyed as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes whatsoever as the same might have been exercised in case such hereditaments and the fee simple and inheritance thereof had been comprised in the grant
    thereby made and had actually passed[?] hereby and by the Indenture now in recital it was declared that if the said Edwin Collis his heirs executors administrators or assigns should make default in payment of the principal and interest monies for the time being due and
    owing upon the security of the Indenture now in recital or of any part thereof respectively on the day or time or days or times thereinbefore mentioned and appointed for payment thereof and of which default the production of the Indenture now in recital should be
    conclusive evidence then and in such case and at any time thereafter it should be lawful for the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns absolutely to sell and dispose of the said lands and other premises thereby granted and all and
    singular the hereditament and premises which by virtue of the Conveyance and Assurance thereinbefore covenanted to be made or procured should for the time being be vested in the said Thomas Pratt and every or any part of the premises thereby authorised to be sold either
    altogether or in parcels and either by public auction or private contract or partly or by both such means in such manner in all other respects and likewise under and subject to such conditions and restrictions as to title or otherwise as the said Thomas Pratt
    his executors administrators or assigns should think fit And it was declared that all and every the sales agreements Conveyances acts deeds and assurances which should be made and executed by the said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns of and concerning
    the premises thereby authorised to be sold as aforesaid should be equally valid and effectual whether the said Edwin Collis his heirs executors administrators or assigns did or did not join therein or assent thereto and also that the receipt or receipts in writing of the
    said Thomas Pratt his executors administrators or assigns for the purchase money of the premises thereby authorised to be sold should effectually discharge the person or persons paying the same therefore and from being liable for the misapplication or
    nonapplication thereof and from being concerned to see to the application of the same monies or to enquire or take notice whether any sale or sales was or were necessary or proper or whether any such default had been made as aforesaid and as far as regranted the
    safety and protection of a purchaser every sale purporting to be made in pursuance of the aforesaid power should be considered to be within the same power and be valid accordingly And whereas by an Indenture dated the thirtieth day of July
    One thousand eight hundred and fifty eight and made between the Reverend and Worshipful John Peel D.D. Dean of the Cathedral Church and the Blessed Mary the Virgin of Worcester and the Chapter of the same Church Lords of the Manor of
    Harvington in the County of Worcester of the first part the Right Honourable Henry Thomas Earl of Chichester the Right Honourable Charles Viscount Eversley and William Deeds Esquire M.P. the Church Estates Commissioners of the second part John Marshall
    Gentleman and John Atkins Yeoman of the third part Robert Lunn Yeoman and Thomas Bennett Tomes Yeoman of the fourth part and the said Mary Tovey of the fifth part the said Copyhold Messuages lands and hereditaments were for the consideration
    therein mentioned enfranchised and the freehold and inheritance thereof in fee simple vested in the said Mary Tovey her heirs and assigns And whereas by an Indenture dated the nineteenth day of October One thousand eight hundred and fifty eight and
    Indorsed upon the hereinbefore recited Indenture of the nineteenth day of August One thousand eight hundred and fifty seven and made between the said Mary Tovey of the first part the said Thomas Pratt of the second part the said Edwin Collis of the third
    part and the said Susan Ganderton of the fourth part after reciting that the sum of Three hundred and sixty five pounds was then due to the said Thomas Pratt on the security of the said hereinbefore recited Indenture and that the said Edwin Collis having
    occasion to borrow the further sum of One hundred and thirty five pounds to enable him to complete his purchase from the said Mary Tovey had applied to the said Thomas Pratt to lend him the same but the said Thomas Pratt being unwilling so to do the said Susan
    Ganderton had agreed to advance the same and also to pay off the said Thomas Pratt the said sum of Three hundred and sixty pounds so due to him as aforesaid upon having the whole of the said monies with interest secured to her in manner thereinafter
    appearing It was by her Indenture now in recital Witnessed that in consideration of the sum of Three hundred and sixty five pounds to the said Thomas Pratt by the direction of the said Edwin Collis paid by the said Susan Ganderton the said Thomas Pratt assigned
    the said mortgage debt of Three hundred and sixty five pounds to the said Susan Ganderton and in consideration of the sum of One hundred and thirty five pounds to the said Mary Tovey by the direction of the said Edwin Collis paid by the said Susan Ganderton the said
    Mary Tovey granted and the said Thomas Pratt and Edwin Collis released and confirmed the said Messuages and other hereditaments or comprised in and conveyed by the said hereinbefore recited Indenture of the thirtieth day of July One thousand eight hundred and
    fifty eight unto and to the use of the said Susan Ganderton her heirs and assigns subject to such equity of redemption in favor of the said Edwin Collis as was then subsisting And it was by the Indenture now in recital declared that the powers of sale and of giving
    receipts and discharges to purchasers and all other the powers and authorities in the hereinbefore recited Indenture of the nineteenth day of August One thousand eight hundred and fifty seven contained should and might be exercised of and concerning all and singular
    the messuages lands tenements property and premises thereinbefore granted by the said Susan Ganderton her heirs executors administrators and assigns as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes whatsoever as the same powers and authorities could or might have been
    exercised by the said Thomas Pratt his heirs executors or administrators of and concerning the lands tenements property hereditaments and premises by the said Indenture expressed to be granted in case the Indenture now in recital had not been executed
    And in ease the full principal sum of Five hundred pounds had become due and owing to the said Thomas Pratt upon or by virtue of the provisions of the same Indenture contained And whereas the said principal sum of Five hundred pounds
    together with an arrear of interest thereon being due and owing to the said Susan Ganderton she by virtue of the power of sale so vested in her caused the hereditaments comprised in her said recited security to be put up for sale by Auction at the Golden
    Cross Inn Harvington on the seventh day of May last in three lots the hereditaments interest to be hereby conveyed forming Lot 2 at such Sale there being no sufficient bidding for the said lot the same was brought in and immediately after the said Auction the said
    George Malin agreed to become the purchaser by private contract of the said lot 2 and the freehold and inheritance thereof in fee simple free from all incumbrances at or for the price a sum of Three hundred and twenty five pounds Now this Indenture
    Witnesseth that in pursuance of the said Agreement and in consideration of the sum of Three hundred and twenty five pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to the said Susan Ganderton in hand well and truly paid by the said George Malin at a before the execution of
    these presents (the receipt whereof the said Susan Ganderton doth hereby admit and acknowledge and of and from the same and every part thereof doth acquit release and discharge the said George Malin his heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever by these
    presents) she the said Susan Ganderton doth by these presents grant and release unto the said George Malin and his heirs All that newly erected Messuage or tenement Butchers Shop Slaughter House Stable Coachhouse Pigsties and other outbuildings erected and
    built on the site of a Messuage or tenement and premises lately burnt down Garden and premises situate and being in the centre of the village of Harvington in the County of Worcester and now in the tenure or occupation of George Hughes Butcher bounded on the
    East by a Messuage tenement and premises now in the occupation of William Houghton Baker on the West and north by the public Road or Village Street of Harvington aforesaid and on the South by land belonging to John Marshall with the joint use of the well on the
    premises in the occupation of the said William Houghton and of the water therein with liberty at all reasonable times to repair the pipe running into the former Together with all and every the rights members easements and appurtenances to the said Messuage and premises
    hereby granted belonging or appertaining And all the estate right title interest inheritance claim and demand whatsoever of the said Susan Ganderton therein and thereto To have and To hold the said Messuage or tenement Butchers Shop hereditaments and all and singular
    other the premises hereby conveyed or intended so to be unto and to the use of the said George Malin his heirs and assigns for ever freed and discharged from the said Mortgage debt a sum of Five hundred pounds and interest and all right or equity of Redemption And the said
    George Malin (who married since the year On thousand eight hundred and thirty four) doth hereby declare that no Widow he may leave at his decease shall be entitled to dower out of the said premises hereby conveyed or any part thereof And the said Susan Ganderton doth hereby
    for herself her heirs executors and administrators covenant with and to the said George Malin his heirs and assigns that she the said Susan Ganderton hath not at any time or times heretofore made done committed or executed or knowingly or willingly permitted or suffered or been party or privy to
    any act deed matter or thing whatsoever whereby or by reason or means whereof the hereditaments and premises hereinbefore granted and conveyed or intended so to be or any part thereof are is can shall or may be impeached charged encumbered in title estate or otherwise howsoever
    In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

    Susan Ganderton [signed with seal]

    George Malin [signed with seal]

    Retreat 009:         Large single-sheet parchment Settlement dated 5th December 1871.


    [The Retreat009a - reverse of sheet:]
    Dated 5th December 1871

    George Malin Esqre to Mr William Averill

    Settlement of a Messuage
    and other hereditaments situate at
    Harvington in the County of Worcester
    upon Mr and Mrs Harvey Hunt


    [upper centre]
    Signed sealed and delivered by the within named George Malin
    in the presence of

    P. A. Coombe
    Clerk to Mr A. R. Hudson
    Solicitor, Pershore


    [The Retreat009b - obverse of sheet:]
    This Indenture made the fifth day of December One thousand eight hundred and seventy one Between George Malin of
    Harvington in the County of Worcester Gentleman of the first part Harvey Hunt of Harvington aforesaid Builder and Catherine Mary his
    Wife of the second part and William Averill of Pershore in the said County Gentleman of the third part Whereas the said George Malin is
    desirous irrevocably to settle the premises hereinafter expressed to be granted in manner hereinafter appearing Now this Indenture Witnesseth that for
    effectuating such desire and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he the said George Malin hath for his daughter the said Catherine Mary
    Hunt and for other good consideration He the said George Malin doth hereby grant unto the said William Averill and his heirs All that messuage or tenement
    Butchers Shop Slaughter house Stable Coachhouse Piggeries and other outbuildings erected and built on the site of a messuage or tenement and premises some time since burnt down
    garden and premises situate and being in the centre of the Village of Harvington aforesaid late in the occupation of George Hughes Butcher but now void bounded on the
    East by a Messuage and premises now or late in the occupation of William Houghton Baker on the West and North by the Public Road or village Street of
    Harvington aforesaid and on the South by land now or late belonging to John Marshall with the joint use of the Well on the premises now or late in the occupation
    of the said William Houghton and of the water therein with liberty at all reasonable times to repair the pipe running into the former Together with all and every
    the rights members easements and appurtenances to the said Messuage and premises belonging or appertaining And all the estate right title interest claim and demand
    whatsoever of the said George Malin in to out of and upon the same premises To have and to hold the said messuage or tenement Butchers Shop hereditaments
    and all and singular other the premises hereby granted or intended so to be unto the said William Averill and his heirs To such uses for such estates and in
    such manner as the said Harvey Hunt and Catherine Mary Hunt shall by any deed or writing sealed and delivered jointly appoint And
    in default of and until any such appointment and so for as no such appointment shall extend To the use of the said William Averill
    and his heirs during the life of the said Catherine Mary Hunt without impeachment of waste In trust to allow her and her assigns
    to hold the same or take the rents and profits thereof for her separate use exclusive of the said Harvey Hunt and of his debts interference and
    control and her receipts alone shall be sufficient discharges for such rents and profits and she shall not be impeachable for waste And from
    and after her decease To the use of the said Harvey Hunt and his assigns during his life without impeachment of waste and from and
    after the decease of the said Harvey Hunt To the use of the survivor of them the said Harvey Hunt and Catherine Mary Hunt and his or her
    heirs and assigns for ever And the said George Malin doth hereby for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant with the said William
    Averill his heirs and assigns that he the said George Malin hath not done omitted or knowingly suffered or been party or privy to any thing
    whereby the said premises hereinbefore expressed to be hereby granted or any of them or any part thereof are is or may be impeached affected
    or incumbered in title estate or otherwise howsoever and whereby he is in anywise hindered from granting the same premises or any part thereof
    in manner aforesaid In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first before
    written.

    George Malin [signed with seal]

    Harvey Hunt [not signed]

    Catherine Mary Hunt [not signed]

    Retreat 010:         Large single sheet folded in two, Statutory Declaration dated 28th September 1887.


    [The Retreat010a - Title on page four:]
    Dated 28th September 1887

    Hunt and Wife To Bloxham

    Statutory
    Declaration

    of Mrs C. M. Malin
    as to Title.


    [The Retreat010b - Page one:]
    In the Matter of the Title of
    Harvey Hunt of Harvington in the
    County of Worcester Auctioneer and
    Catherine Mary his Wife to a Messuage
    hereditaments and premises at Harvington
    aforesaid contracted to be sold by them to
    Mr James Bloxham

    I Catherine Marshall Malin of Harvington
    in the County of Worcester Widow do solemaly and
    sincerely declare that

    1: George Malin late of Harvington aforesaid
    Gentleman deceased was my husband. He died
    on the sixth day of November One
    thousand eight hundred and seventy nine
    The said Catherine Mary Hunt is my daughter
    by the said George Malin.

    2: I well remember my late husband giving to
    the said Harvey Hunt and Catherine Mary
    his Wife the Messuage and premises where
    they now reside. This was on the fifth
    day of December One thousand eight
    hundred and seventy one and at that time
    my said late husband was amply solvent
    and since that time up to the time of his
    death he never attempted to deal with the
    said premises.

    3: From the above last mentioned date the said
    Harvey Hunt and Catherine Mary his Wife

    [The Retreat010c - Page two:]
    have continued in absolute possession
    and occupation of the said premises without any
    disturbance or claim against them whatsoever
    And I make this solemn declaration
    conscientiously believing the same to be true and
    by virtue of the Statutory Declaration Act 1835

    Declared at Harvington in the
    County of Worcester this 28th         C M Malin [signed]
    day of September 1887
    Before me

    Thos Cox

    A Commissioner to Administer Oaths in Her Majesty's
    Supreme Court of Judicature in England

    Retreat 011:         Large single sheet folded into two, Conveyance dated 29th September 1887.


    [The Retreat011a - page one title:]
    Dated 29th September 1887

    Mr & Mrs Hunt to Mr James Bloxham

    Conveyance

    of a messuage hereditaments and
    premises at Harvington Worcestershire


    [The Retreat011a - page one:]
    This Indenture made the twenty ninth day of
    September One thousand eight
    hundred and eighty seven Between Harvey Hunt of Harvington
    in the County of Worcester Auctioneer and Catherine Mary his wife
    of the one part and James Bloxham of the same place Baker of
    the other part Whereas by an Indenture dated the 5th day of
    December One thousand eight hundred and seventy one and made
    between George Malin (Father of the said Catherine Mary Hunt)
    of the first part the said Harvey Hunt and Catherine Mary Hunt
    of the second part and William Averill of the third part for the
    consideration therein mentioned the said George Malin granted the
    hereditaments and premises hereinafter particularly described and
    intended to be hereby conveyed unto the said William Averill and
    his heirs To such uses for such estates and in such manner as the
    said Harvey Hunt and Catherine Mary Hunt should by heed
    jointly appoint and in default of such appointment To the use of the
    said William Averill and his heirs during the life of the said Catherine
    Mary Hunt for her separate use with remainder To the use of the
    said Harvey Hunt and his assigns for life sans waste and an
    Ultimate Remainder To the use of the survivor of them the said
    Harvey Hunt and Catherine Mary Hunt and his and her heirs
    and assigns for ever And whereas the power of appointment so as
    aforesaid vested in the said Harvey Hunt and Catherine Mary
    Hunt has not up to the date hereof ever been exercised And
    whereas
    the said Harvey Hunt and Catherine Mary Hunt have
    agreed to sell to the said James Bloxham the said hereditaments
    and premises at the price of Five hundred and seventy pounds
    Now this Indenture witnesseth that in consideration of
    the sum f Five hundred and seventy pounds to the said Harvey Hunt
    and Catherine Mary Hunt his wife paid by the said James Bloxham
    the receipt whereof the said Harvey Hunt and Catherine Mary
    Hunt hereby acknowledge The said Harvey Hunt and
    Catherine Mary his wife by virtue of the power in thar behalf
    contained in the hereinbefore recited Indenture and of all other
    powers (if any) in that behalf enabling them do and each of
    them both hereby as beneficial owners appoint unto the said
    James Bloxham All that messuage or tenement (formerly a
    Butcher's shop) with the stable coach House piggeries and other
    outbuildings (erected on the site of a messuage or tenement and
    premises long since burnt down) Greenhouse Summerhouse garden
    and premises situate and being in the centre of the village of
    Harvington aforesaid formerly in the occupation of George Hughes
    Butcher but now and for the past sixteen years of the said
    Harvey Hunt and Catherine Mary his wife bounded on the East
    by a messuage tenement and premises formerly in the
    occupation of William Houghton Baker and now of the said

    [The Retreat011b - page two:]
    James Bloxham on the West and North by the Public Road or
    Village Street of Harvington aforesaid and on the South by land
    formerly belonging to John Marshall then to Samuel Charles late
    to Anthony Martin deceased and now to the said James Bloxham
    To hold the same unto and to the use of the said James Bloxham
    in fee simple In witness whereof the said parties to these presents
    have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first
    before written.

    Harvey Hunt [signed with seal]
    C. M. Hunt [signed with seal]

    Signed sealed and delivered by the within
    named Harvey Hunt and Catherine Mary
    Hunt in the presence of

    Thos Cox
    Solr Evesham

    Retreat 012:         Large folded sheet with writing on four sides of a conveyance dated 28th September 1928.


    [The Retreat012a - page one title:]
    Dated 28th September 1928

    The Trustees of the Will of
    Mr James Bloxham Dec'd

    to

    Mr Cyril R. E. Prowlin

    Conveyance

    of messuage garden and premises
    known as "The Retreat" situate
    at Harvington in the County
    of Worcester


    [The Retreat012b - page two:]
    This Indenture made the twenty Eighth
    day of September
    One thousand nine hundred and twenty eight Between
    William Henry Stratton of Harvington in the County
    of Worcester Farmer and Fanny Elizabeth Smith of
    Salters Hill Villa in the Parish of Deerhurst near Tewkesbury
    in the County of Gloucester Spinster (hereinafter called "the
    Vendor") of the one part and Cyril Raynor Eden
    Prowlin
    of "Ivydene" Harvington aforesaid Builder (herein-
    after called "the Purchaser") of the other part

    Whereas James Bloxham late of Harvington in the County
    of Worcester at the date of making his Will and of his death
    hereinafter recited was seized of (inter alia) the property
    hereinafter described in fee simple in possession free from incumberances

    And whereas by the Will dated the fourteenth day of
    December One thousand nine hundred and one the said James
    Bloxham appointed his Wife Millicent Bloxham and William
    Smith and the said William Henry Stratton to be the Executives
    and Trustees of that his Will and after certain legacies and
    bequests of personal estate Testator gave devised and bequeathed
    all the rest and residue of the real personal estate to his
    Trustees Upon trust to pay to or permit his said Wife
    Millicent to receive the rents issue and annual produce thereof
    during her life and after her decease Testator devised and
    bequeathed all the said residue of his Estate unto his Trustees
    upon trust for such as therein mentioned

    And whereas the said James Bloxham died on the third
    day of April One thousand nine hundred and four and his
    said Will was duly proved in the Worcester District Probate
    Registry on the seventh day of May One thousand nine hundred and
    four by the said Millicent Bloxham William Smith and
    William Henry Stratton the Executors therein named

    And whereas the said William Smith died on the
    twenty ninth day of October One thousand nine hundred and
    nineteen

    And whereas by a Deed of Appointment of new Trustees
    dated the twenty sixth day of December One thousand nine
    hundred and nineteen and made between the said Millicent
    Bloxham and William Henry Stratton of the one part and
    John Phipps Smith of the other part the said John Phipps
    Smith was appointed to be a Trustee of the before recited
    Will of the said James Bloxham deceased in the place of the said
    William Smith deceased and jointly with the said Millicent

    [The Retreat012c - page three:]
    Bloxham and William Henry Stratton and the said Deed contained a
    declaration that the property described on the Schedule thereto (of
    which the property hereinafter described formed part) vested in the
    said Millicent Bloxham William Henry Stratton and John Phipps
    Smith upon the trusts of the Will

    And whereas the said John Phipps Smith died on the twenty third
    day of December One thousand nine hundred and twenty three

    And whereas by a Deed of Appointment of new Trustees
    dated twenty sixth day of May One thousand nine hundred and
    twenty four made between the said Millicent Bloxham and William
    Henry Stratton of the one part and the said Fanny Elizabeth Smith
    of the other part the said Fanny Elizabeth Smith was appointed to
    be a Trustee of the before recited Will of the said James Bloxham
    deceased in the place of the said John Phipps Smith deceased and
    jointly with the said Millicent Bloxham and William Henry
    Stratton and the said Deed contained a Declaration that the
    property described in the Schedule thereto vested in the said Millicent
    Bloxham William Henry Stratton and Fanny Elizabeth Smith
    upon the trusts of the Will

    And whereas by virtue of the Law of Property Act 1925 and the
    Settled Land Act 1925 the property hereinafter described became vested
    on the said Millicent Bloxham in fee simple at law but no Vesting
    Deed in her favour was ever executed

    And whereas the said Millicent Bloxham died on the
    eighteenth day of December One thousand nine hundred and twenty
    seven having by her Will dated the twenty second day of May One
    thousand nine hundred and twenty four appointed Mary Olivia Smith
    and the said Fanny Elizabeth Smith and William Henry Stratton
    Executors and Trustees thereof which Will was duly proved in the
    Worcester District Probate Registry on the eighteenth day of May
    One thousand nine hundred and twenty eight by the Executors therein

    And whereaas by an Assent dated the second day of July
    One thousand nine hundred and twenty eight the said Mary Olivia Smith
    Fanny Elizabeth Smith and William Henry Stratton who have made on
    previous assent or conveyance as they hereby declare assented to the vesting
    in the Vendors as the surviving Trustees of the Will of the said
    James Bloxham deceased of (inter alia) the property hereinafter
    described upon the trusts declared concerning the same by the said
    Will of the said James Bloxham deceased

    And whereas the Vendors as Trustees of the Will of the said
    James Bloxham deceased in execise of the trust for sale therein
    contained have agreed with the Purchaser for the sale of the said

    [The Retreat012d - page four:]
    property to him at the price of Five hundred and twenty five
    pounds

    Now this Deed witnesseth as follows:
    1. In consideration of the sum of Five hundred and twenty five pounds
    to the Vendors now paid by the Purchaser (the receipt whereof the Vendors hereby
    acknowledge) The Vendors as Trustees in execise of the powers conferred on them
    by the Will of the said James Bloxham deceased and of all other powers
    therein hereunto enabling hereby convey unto the Purchaser All that
    messuage or tenement with the Stables Coachhouse piggeries and other
    outbuildings Greenhouse Summerhouse garden and premises called or known
    by the name of "The Retreat" situate and being in the centre of the village
    of Harvington aforesaid for many years past and up to the time of her death
    in the occupation of the said Millicent Bloxham All which said premises
    are bounded on the East by a messuage tenement and premises formerly in the
    occupation of the said James Bloxham and now of Frederick Gordon Sherwood
    on the West and North by the public road or Street of Harvington aforesaid and
    on the South by land formerly belonging to the said James Bloxham but
    now to Elie Ellen Prowlin To hold the same unto the Purchaser in fee simple

    2. The Vendors hereby acknowledge the right of the Purchaser to production
    and delivery of copies of the documents mentioned in the Schedule hereto.

    In witness whereof the said parties hereto have hereunto set their
    hands and seals the day and year first before written

    The Schedule above referred to
    7th May 1904. Probate
    of the Will of James Bloxham deceased
    26th December 1919. Deeds of Appointment of new Trustees
    26th May 1924. of these dates.
    2nd July 1928. The before recited Assent of this date.

    Signed sealed and delivered by the abovenamed       William Henry Stratton [signed]
    William Henry Stratton in the presence of

    Edith Elizabeth Stratton [signed]
    Harvington Nr Evesham
    Spinster

    Fanny Elizabeth Smith [signed]

    Signed sealed and delivered by the before
    named Fanny Elizabeth Smith in the
    presence of

    Thomas Cecil Jordan [signed]
    Salters Hill
    Tewkesbury
    Garage Proprietor

    Retreat 013:         A-4 sheet, an Official Search dated 29th September 1928.

    Retreat 014:         Large folded sheet with writing on four sides of a Legal Charge (mortgage) dated 29th September 1928.

    Retreat 015:         Foolscap sheet folded in two with writing on two sides, of an Acknowledgment (dealing with probate of Mrs Bloxham's Will) dated 6th October 1928.

    Retreat 016:         Three large sheets with writing on one side, of an Abstract of Title dated 11th January 1968.

    Retreat 017:         Single sheet of folded paper with writing on two sides, of an Assent dated 30th January 1967.

    Retreat 018:         Booklet with writing on five sides plus plan, of a Conveyance dated 10th January 1968.

    Retreat 019:         Large plan with four sheets attached, of a Conveyance dated 5th April 1973.

    Retreat 017:         Single sheet of folded paper with writing on two sides, of an Assent dated 30th January 1967.

    Retreat 018:         Booklet with writing on five sides plus plan, of a Conveyance dated 10th January 1968.

    Retreat 020:         Single folded sheet with writing on four sides, of a Conveyance dated 8th September 1978.

    Retreat 021:         Booklet of four pages, of a Conveyance dated 1st February 1988.

    Retreat 022:         Single sheet of a Land Registry Transfer dated 27th July 1995.