(1) Sarah Stephens of Broadheath, Coomb, widow, late Sarah Stephens, spinster, James Stephens of Lower Harpton, Old Radnor, gent, Joseph Stephens of Dilwyn, gent, Frederick Dore of 27 High Street, Exeter, Devon, gent, and Anna Maria his wife late Anna Maria Stephens, spinster, and Ann Johnston of 99 New Bond Street, Middlesex, widow, late Ann Stephens, spinster.
(2) William James Reynolds late of Fownhope, but now of Wormsley Grange, gent, and Jane his wife and Mary Stephens also of Wormsley Grange, spinster.
(3) John James of Stretton Sugwas, gent and the said William James Reynolds.
(4) Josiah Meredith of Boresford, Brampton Brian, yeoman.
(5) James Davies of Moor Court, esq.
(6) Richard Banks of Kington, gent.
Property: The Cotmore Estate
Recites the Marriage Settlement of 1768 [CJ87/98].
Recites the deaths of several persons receiving annuities from the settlement, namely Mary Stephens who died 1829, and Hannah Stephens who died Apr 1835.
The settlement called for certain payments to be made to the children of the marriage following the death of Hannah Stephens. (1) are the five children of Hannah Stephens who are entitled to equal shares of a sum of £500. Provision was also made that the sum of £1000 was to be returned to the inheritance of the eldest son. This was John Stephens, deceased, and following the death of his wife Mary, (2) are now entitled to equal shares of the sum of £1,000.
Recited the death of Samuel Meredith in Oct 1808 and the death of his widow Martha Meredith in March 1827. Samuel Meredith had been a trustee to the Marriage Settlement, and some doubts had arisen about the transference of the properties for a term of years to effect the settlement. (4), as son and heir of Samuel Meredith agreed to a transfer of any remaining term of years, so that (5) can have unencumbered possession of the property.
Distribution of the sum of £1,500 by (5) to (1) and (2), with (3) as trustees of (1) and (6) as trustee of (5).