|Date:||02 March 1830|
|SOLD - transcription available:||£20.00|
|Parchment : 3 sheets 61cm x 70cm with 4 wax seals, 3 signatures and revenue stamps|
|Summary of contents|
George WRAGGE of Oakmoor Lodge, Cheadle, Staffordshire. Esquire
Charles John WRAGGE of Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Gentleman
Edward WALKER of Kington, Herefordshire. Surgeon
Robert HEAD of Ackley, Parish of Ryton, Shropshire. Gentleman
Richard BOYCOTT of Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Gentleman
Edward Walker is selling property at Clee Stanton in the parish of Stoke St Milborough, Shropshire, to Robert Head for £4025.
We are told that George and Charles Wragge hold a mortgage for £1500 on this property which had been made by Edward Walker Senior (the father of the one in this contract). This mortgage is being paid off out of the purchase price. (Also mentioned is James Walker, the grandfather of this Edward Walker, and Charles Plumer Walker who is tenant of most of the property.)
Richard Boycott is mentioned only as a trustee and we are told that he is a party to the contract specifically to avoid the possibility that any widow of Robert Head should acquire any right to dower.
The property consists of a capital messuage (= manor house) with farm, lands and cider mill known either as 'Walkers Farm' or 'The farm at Clee Stanton'. The land totals 85 acres and about 17 field names are listed. Also included in the property is the site of 'The Old Chapel House', since pulled down.
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