(1) Rt Hon Robert Lord Carrington, surviving devisee in trust in the will of Sarah Peake, widow of Girton Peake, late of Nottingham.
(2) Mary Steward of Winson Green, Birmingham, widow.
(3) Peter Payne of Solihull, Warwick, esq. and Elizabeth Sarah his wife (late Elizabeth Sarah Steward, only daughter of the said Mary Steward).
(4) Samuel Edward Steward of Micton House, Warwick, only son of (2) and Rev Charles Curtis of Solihull, the surviving trustees of the marriage settlement of (3).
(5) Samuel Edward Steward and Catherine his wife.
(6) Thomas Grundy of Birmingham, merchant and Rev Richard Pickering of Steepleton, Dorset, clerk, trustees in the marriage settlement of (5)
(7) John Dale of Lyonshall, farmer; George Dale of Lyonshall, farmer; William Ball of Lyonshall, farmer; James Stephens of Hollanton, Hom Lacy, gent
(8) James Davies of Kington gent, trustee appointed by (7) for the purposes of this indenture.
Lot 1 – A parcel of land (1a.3r.4p.) called Davies’s Little Plock, Lyonshall.
Lot 2 – A parcel of land (4a.3r.12p.) called Days Moor, Lyonshall.
Lot 4 – Two parcels of land lying together (14a.1r.10p.) called the Five Acres and the Old Lands, Lyonshall.
Lot 6 – Husbandry road from Homesmarsh through to the Lower Lays and into Upper Lays. Lower Lays was lately purchased by John Cheese from Mary Steward.
Lot 9 – A parcel of land (1a.21p.) called Philotts Plock, Lyonshall.
Recites the background to the current
indenture, namely that the will of Sarah Peake was proved in 1784, and under the terms of the will, a moiety of all the residual property was to go to (2) for her lifetime, and then equally to her two children, Elizabeth Sarah Steward and Samuel Edward Steward. Elizabeth Sarah Steward married Peter Payne in 1797, and requested her moiety of the moiety of the property. The part of the property reserved for Samuel Edward Steward was occupied by Edward Carver, who had a life interest in the property. Edward Carver died in 1807 and an indenture was drawn up to allow Samuel Edward Steward to enter into his moiety of the moiety of his mother Mary Steward.
In 1813 it was agreed that all the properties should be sold by auction under the direction of Messrs Court and Jacob at the Kings Head Inn in the town of Kington. The property was divided into 11 lots. William Ball was the purchaser of lot 9 for £90. James Stephens purchased lot 6 for £300. No sale took place of lots 1,2 and 4, but after the auction, lots 1 & 2 were privately sold to John Dale for £415, and lot 4 was sold to George Dale for £550.
This indenture was drawn up to finalize the agreed sale.
Also enclosed with the document are several pieces of communication between James Davies and Roger W. Gem of Kings Heath, Birmingham date Feb & Mar 1849 regarding the sale of the land to James Davies. Mr Gem appears to be a solicitor, but does not say on whose behalf he is acting.