This deed is written in ink on vellum, over 2 sheets. Each sheet measures approximately 50cm square. This document contains some interesting names from the period. At the end I will add some images for you to look at, but due to the sheer size, I will have to photograph it in sections. Anyway, here goes……
Dated 3rd August 1850. Priory Place, Doncaster.
Mess’rs Sheardown – Devisees.
In trust under the will of Mr William Sheardown (deceased) to Mr Henry Fowler Jenkinson
Described or hereby granted or intended so to be, with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Henry Fowler Jenkinson and his heirs to such uses upon such trusts and to and for such intents and purposes and with, under and subject to such powers, provisoes, declarations and agreements as he, the said Henry Fowler Jenkins shall from time to time or at any time, by any deed or deeds to be by him duly executed, direct, limit or appoint. And in default of such direction, limitation or appointment and in the mean time and until any such shall be made and take effect, and so far as any such direction, limitation or appointment, if incomplete, shall not extend to the use of the said Henry Fowler Jenkinson (HFJ) and his assigns during his life without impeachment of waste and from and after the determination of the estate by forfeiture or otherwise in his lifetime then to the use of the said George Clark Walker, his executors and administrators during the natural life of the said HFJ.
In trust nevertheless for the said HFJ and his assigns and from and after the decease of the said HFJ to the use of the heirs and assigns of the said HFJ forever. And the said HFJ doth hereby declare that no woman that shall become his widow shall be entitled to dower out of the said hereditaments and premises hereby granted or intended so to be, or any part thereof.
And the said HFJ doth hereby for himself, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns covenant, promise and agree to and with the said William Sheardown (WS) party hereto, Edward Sheardown (ES) and Jonathan Barnard Sheardown (JBS) their heirs and assigns that he, the said HFJ, his heirs, appointees and assigns shall and will at his and their own cost and expense within six calendar months from the date hereof, complete and finish fit for occupation the messuage or tenement now erecting and building upon the parcel of land hereby granted or intended so to be, with the front elevation of the same architectural design, character and uniformity in all respects, or as near as circumstances will admit as the adjoining messuages or tenements belonging to the said George Boothman, and the same not to be of less height than such adjoining messuages or tenements and also shall and will when so completed and finished at all times forever thereafter, at the like cost and expense, uphold, maintain and keep the said messuage or tenement in the same architectural design, character, uniformity and height as aforesaid.
And also shall and will at all times for ever hereafter, at the like cost and expense, repair, maintain and uphold to the full extent of the said parcel of land hereby granted or intended so to be, the underground drain or sewer made or constructed upon or under the said intended private road or way as well for the use and benefit of the said HFJ, his heirs, appointees and assigns as for the owners or occupiers for the time being of the adjoining land and premises and also shall to the same extent and at the like, expense, make and form, and at all times forever hereafter repair, maintain and uphold the said intended private road or way in the same manner and with the same materials as the road at the back of the premises belonging to the said George Boothman, and also shall to the same extent and at the like expense at all times hereafter, repair, maintain and uphold the fence wall which divides the same road or way from premises formerly belonging to John Jarratt Esq (deceased) and now to John Elwis.
And further, that he the said HFJ, his heirs, appointees or assigns shall and will at any time hereafter when thereunto requested by the said WS (party hereto), ES and JBS, their heirs or assigns, or the owner or owners for the time being of the land or ground or anypart thereof, situate at the south westerly side of the parcel of ground hereby granted or intended so to be, but at the costs and charges of the person or persons requiring the same, give up and release all the right and title whatsoever of him the said HFJ, his heirs, appointees and assigns, for the private road, way or passage, hereinbefore granted or reserved on having another road, way or passage of equal width and in all other respects, of equal convenience granted to him, the said HFJ, his heirs, appointees and assigns, in, over and upon some other part of the said adjoining land in Priory Place aforesaid. In Lieu of and in exchange for the said road, way or passage so to be given up and released.
And each of them, the said, WS (party hereto), ES and JBS, have not at anytime heretofore made, done, committed, executed or knowingly permitted or suffered or been party or privvy to any act, deed, matter or thing whatsoever, whereby, or by means whereof the said land and hereditaments hereby granted or intended so to be, or any part thereof are, is or can be impeached, changed, incumbered or affected in title, estate or otherwise howsoever.
And lastly the said WS (party hereto), ES and JBS do for themselves, their heirs and assigns, further covenant with the said HFJ, his heirs, appointees and assigns (unless prevented by fire or other inevitable accident) shall and will at all times hereafter at the request and cost and charges of the said HFJ, his heirs, appointees or assigns, produce and shewforth, or cause or procure to be produced and shewn forth unto him, or them or to his, or their counsel attorney solicitor or agent or upon any trial hearing commission for examination of witnesses or other judicial proceedings or otherwise as shall be reasonably required in England and not elsewhere, all or any of the several deeds, evidences and writings, specified or comprised in the schedule hereunder, written for the purpose of evidencing, defending, maintaining or proving the title of the said HFJ, his heirs, appointees or assigns to the said parcel of ground and hereditaments hereby granted or intended so to be or any part thereof.
And also at the like costs and charges of the said HFJ, his heirs, appointees and assigns, make and deliver or cause to be made and delivered unto him and them, one or more fair, true and attested copy or copies of all or any of the same deeds, evidencings and writings. In witness thereof of the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
THE SCHEDULE ABOVE REFERRED TO:
Hilary Fern and George Boothman. Indentures of FINE wherein Theodore Henry Broadhead was plaintiff and Bryan Cooke and Elizabeth, his wife were deforciants.
24th and 25th April 1769. Indentures of LEASE and RELEASE made between the said Bryan Cooke and Elizabeth, his wife of the one part and the said Theodore Henry Broadhead of the other part.
24th and 25th April 1812. Indentures of LEASE and RELEASE, the latter made between Theodore Henry Broadhead esquire of the first part, Mary Broadhead (widow) and Sir John Dashwood King Bart of the second part, Richard Flower, Innholder of the third part, John Parkinson, Thomas Newstead and Benjamin Turner, gentlemen of the fouth part, the said William Sheardown (deceased) of the fifth part and John Cartwright, gentleman of the sixth part.
Like I said, it’s pretty heavy going and repetitive at times, but the names are of particular interest. Perhaps you could help me by researching some of the names yourselves. – Symeon.