St James Street Chapel Deed

Conveyance dated 31st May, 1886 – Mr William Davison (WD) to the trustees of the Wesleyan Methodist Reform Chapel at Doncaster.

Conveyance of a messuage or dwelling house in Saint James Street, Doncaster.

THIS INDENTURE made the 31st day of May one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six, between WD of Saint James Street, Doncaster, in the county of York – Milk Seller of the first part, Frederick William Fisher (FWF) of Doncaster aforesaid – gentleman of the second part, and George Roberts of East Laith Gate – Soda Water Manufacturer, the Reverend John Lord – Wesleyan Reform Minister, William Mimms – mechanic in the employ of the Great Northern Railway Company, and George Mabbott – Book-keeper in the employ of the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway Company, all of Doncaster aforesaid and hereinafter called “the trustees” of the third part.

Whereas the said WD has agreed to sell to the trustees the hereditaments hereinafter described and the inheritance thereof in fee, simple in possession, free from incumbrances, at the price of three hundred and forty-five pounds (£345). And whereas by a deed of conveyance dated 12th July, 1859 and made between the said FWF of the one part and the said WD of the other part. The said WD did for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators (HE&A) covenant with the said FWF his heirs and assigns, that he, the said WD,  HE&A should not, nor would at any time for ever thereafter put out lights on the eastern boundary of the land thereinafter and hereinafter described, and in consideration of the sum of ten shillings paid by the said WD, HE&A, from the said covenant, and for that purpose has agreed to join in these presents.

NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that in consideration of the said agreement and of the sum of £345 as purchase money to the said WD, HE&A, paid by the trustees (the receipt thereof the said WD hereby acknowledges), the said WD as beneficial owner hereby conveys unto the trustees, ALL that messuage or dwelling house situate and being number 136 in Saint James’ Street, in the borough of Doncaster aforesaid, and bounded on the south by Saint James’ Street, on the north-east by Camden Place, and on the west by property belonging to the trustees.

To hold to and to the use of the trustees their heirs and assigns for ever. But nevertheless upon such trusts and under and subject to such powers as are expressed and referred to in and by a certain indenture dated 12th June, 1857, and made between the said FWF of the one part, and William Edward Devine, Richard Porter, George Rayner, and George Roberts of the other part, and inrolled in Her Majesty’s High Court of Chancery 24th June, 1857.

AND THIS INDENTURE ALSO WITNESSETH that in consideration of the sum of ten shillings to the said FWF, paid by the said WD (the receipt thereof the said FWF hereby acknowledges) the said FWF, as beneficial owner, hereby releases the said WD, HE&A, from the said covenant contained in the said deed of 12th July, 1859.

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

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered by the above named William Davison and Frederick William Fisher in the presence of W Rushton (Clerk to F W Fisher, solicitor of Doncaster).

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered by the above named George Roberts, John Lord, William Mimms, and George Mabbott in the presence of J George Nicholson, Solicitor, Doncaster.

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