Wivenhoe Manor: Conveyance 16 March 1899

Conveyance of the Manor and Advowson of Wivenhoe by Nicholas Caesar Corsellis Lawton to Ernest Stanley Beard, Estate Agent

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Conveyance Between N. C. C. Lawton Esquire to E. S. Beard Esquire dated 16 March 1899 of The Manor and Advowson of Wivenhoe and of Property in the Parishes of Wivenhoe Elmstead and Alresford in the County of Essex
C. H. T. Marshall Colchester

This Indenture made the 16th day of March one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine BETWEEN NICHOLAS CAESAR CORSELLIS LAWTON of Wivenhoe in the County of Essex Esquire (hereinafter called “the Vendor”) of the one part and ERNEST STANLEY BEARD of Colchester in the said County of Essex Estate Agent (hereinafter called “the Purchaser”) of the other part

WHEREAS the Vendor is seized for an estate of inheritance in fee simple in possession free from incumbrances of the manor Advowson and hereditaments mentioned in the first and second parts of the First Schedule hereto and has contracted with the Purchaser for the sale to him thereof free from all incumbrances for the price or sum of Thirteen Thousand Pounds

NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that in consideration of THIRTEEN THOUSAND POUNDS paid by the Purchaser to the Vendor (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) the Vendor as Beneficial Owner hereby conveys unto the Purchaser and his heirs THE manor advowson lands and hereditaments described in the first and second parts of the First Schedule hereto

TO HOLD the same UNTO AND TO THE USE OF the Purchaser his heirs and assigns AND the Vendor hereby acknowledges the right of the Purchaser to production of the documents mentioned in the Second Schedule hereto and to delivery of copies thereof and hereby undertakes for the safe custody thereof

IN WITNESS whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first before written

The FIRST SCHEDULE hereinbefore referred to.

PART I

1.  ALL THAT the Manor or Lordship of Wivenhoe or reputed Manor of Lordship of Wivenhoe aforesaid with its members.

2.  ALL THAT the Advowson or perpetual right of presentation of or to the Rectory or Parish Church of Wivenhoe aforesaid. [In ecclesiastical law the right to recommend a member of the Anglican clergy for a vacant benefice, or to make such an appointment]

3.  ALL THAT the right of ferrying over the River Colne between the Town Hard Wivenhoe aforesaid and Fingringhoe Hard in the County of Essex

4.  ALL THOSE eight brick built semi-detached messages or cottages situate at the Cross Wivenhoe aforesaid together with the garden and yards thereto belonging which said cottages are now in the respective occupations of Messrs. Shipp, Cole, West, Knopp, Pitt, Meadows, Church and Lea

5.  ALL THAT detached brick messuage or cottage situate at the Cross Wivenhoe aforesaid together with the yard and garden thereto belonging which said messuage is now in the occupation of Mr. Newman

6.  ALL THOSE four brick and slated messuages or houses situate near the Old Schools in High Street Wivenhoe aforesaid together with the gardens and yards thereto belonging which said messuages are now in the respective occupations of Messrs. Worsp, Andrews, Cuthbert, and Harvey

7.  ALL THOSE four brick and slated messuages or houses situate on Anchor Hill Wivenhoe aforesaid with the yards or gardens thereto belonging which said messuages are now in the respective occupations of Messrs. Woods, Bird, Frost and Clarke

8.  ALL THOSE two semi-detached messuages or cottages situate in Brook Street Wivenhoe aforesaid with the yards of gardens thereto belonging which said messuages are now in the respective occupations of Messrs.Munson and Anderson

9.  ALL THAT messuage or tenement situate on Black Boy Hill Wivenhoe aforesaid and now in tenancy to the Trustees of the Nottage Institute

10.  ALL THAT messuage or tenement known as the Ferry House and situate near the Ferry Hard at Wivenhoe aforesaid together with the yard and garden thereto belonging all of which said premises are now in the occupation of Miss Jones

11.  ALL THAT piece of land situate at the foot of Anchor Hill Wivenhoe aforesaid and known as Town Hard and now in the occupation of Mr. James Heath

12.  ALL THAT piece of ground with the Oyster Pitt erected thereon adjoining the Town Hard aforesaid

13.  ALL THAT messuage or tenement now used as a toll house situate on the road leading from Wivenhoe to Rowhedge Ferry and now in the occupation of Mr. James Heath

14.  ALL THOSE farms messuages tenements or farmhouses buildings closes and parcels of land situate in the Parishes of Wivenhoe Elmstead and Alresford all in the County of Essex or some or one of them and more particularly described in the second part of the First Schedule hereto and are also delineated in the map or plan here unto annexed and referred to by the said Schedule

PART II

[A detailed list of all those properties described in 14 above with the numbers of the same parcels as cited on the ‘Ordnance’ Map (the list does not state the date of the map but we believe this refers to the 1874-8 Ordnance Survey ‘First Edition’: Wivenhoe, Elmstead, & Ardleigh Parishes (1:2500), twenty-five inches to one Mile). The list comprise 72 parcels of land in Wivenhoe numbered 1- 67d  (530 acres 3 rods and 35 perches in sub-total); 91 parcels of land in Elmstead numbered 68 – 158b (623 acres 2 rods and 22 perches in sub-total); 20 parcels of land in Alresford numbered 159 – 178  (104 acres 2 rods and 26 perches in sub-total). Altogether a total acreage of 1259 acres 1 rod and 3 perches less 1 acre 2 rods and 16 perches sold to the Great Eastern Railway Company in 1894 making a Grand Total of 1257 acres 2 rods and 27 perches.]

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The SECOND SCHEDULE hereinbefore referred to

30 September 1880
N. C. C. Lawton and Henry Joseph Firman (1)
N. C. C. Lawton (2)
Henry Hervey Elwes (3)
Appointment of Hy. H. Elwes to be Trustee of the Will of N. C. Corsellis

20 April 1896
N. C. C. Lawton (1)
Georgina Lawton (2)
Deed charging property hereby conveyed and other property with an annuity of £200 in favour of G. Lawton

SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED by the before named Nicholas Caesar Corsellis Lawton

N. C. C. Lawton

in the presence of
J. E. S. Michael
St Stephens Chambers
Telegraph Street
London EC
Solicitors

Transcribed and checked by Pat Marsden and Sue Glasspool on 27 July 2016

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