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The Manor of West Derby in the County of Lancaster to Wit The Halmote Court of The Most noble James Brownlow William Gascoigne Cecil Marquis of Salisbury Lord of the Manor of West Derby in the County of Lancaster especially held at Low Hill within and for the said Manor on Friday the twenty sixth day of September in the twenty sixth is his year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith and in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty two Before George Whitley of Liverpool in the said County Gentleman Deputy Steward of the said Manor

Whereas Edward Latham Turner late of Liverpool in the County of Lancaster Gentleman one of the customary Tenants of the Manor of West Derby in the said County by a Surrender duly acknowledged by him on or about the twenty ninth day of June One thousand eight hundred and seven did surrender into the hands of the Lord of the Manor of West Derby aforesaid by the acceptance of his Steward All that piece or parcel of land or ground situate lying and being in Everton in the County of Lancaster aforesaid bounded on the east by the road leading towards the house late of Mr Joshua Rose but then late of Mr John Larsen on the west by a Lane or Road four yards wide on the north by a Dwellinghouse and Buildings then belonging to Mr William Forbes Merchant erected upon part of a Close of Land formerly conveyed to Mr Dickenson and on the south by Land and Buildings then or lately belonging to Mr Ross

And also All that Messuage or Dwellinghouse which has since been converted into two Dwellinghouses and other Buildings thereon erected and Built which said piece or parcel of Land or Ground contained to the front of the said Road thirty yards or thereabouts and extended in like width in rear or depth backwards on the north and south side severally eighty yards or thereabouts were the several dimensions thereof more or less and which said piece or parcel of land or ground Messuage or Dwellinghouse and Buildings were then in the tenure or occupation of William Robinson Esquire and were thereby declared and agreed to be of the yearly rent to the Lord of the said Manor and his heirs of one penny with a common right of passing and repassing in and through the said passage of 4 yards wide at all times Together with the appurtenances

To the intent that the Lord of the said Manor having thereof seizin by his Steward of the said Manor for the time being according to the custom there Would give and regrant the same unto and for the only use and behoof of John Gibb of Liverpool aforesaid Merchant his heirs and assigns To hold the same unto and for the only use and behoof of the said John Gibb his heirs and assigns forever At the will of the Lord according to the custom of the said Manor By and under the rents suits and services to the Lord of the said Manor his heirs and successors therefore due and of right accustomed

And whereas at a Court held in and for the said Manor on the second day of July one thousand eight hundred and seven the said John Gibb was admitted tenant of the said Copyhold hereditaments

And whereas the said John Gibb by a certain Surrender duly acknowledged by him on or about the second day of July one thousand eight hundred and seven (and after his said admittance) did surrender into the hands of the Lord of the said Manor according to the custom there the piece of Land Messuage and hereditaments comprised in the therein and hereinbefore recited surrender of the twenty ninth day of June one thousand eight hundred and seven To the intent that the Lord of the said Manor having thereon seizin by his Steward of the said Manor for the time being according to the custom there Would give and regrant the same unto and for the only use and behoof of the said Edward Latham Turner his executors administrators and assigns

To hold the same unto and for the only use and behoof of the said Edward Latham Turner his executors administrators and assigns from the day of the date of the now reciting Surrender for and during and unto the full end and term of one thousand years from thence next ensuing and fully to be complete and ended At the will of the Lord according to the custom of the said Manor By and under the rents suits and services to the Lord of the said Manor his heirs and successors therefor due and of right accustomed

Subject to a proviso for cessor of the said term of one thousand years upon payment by the said John Gibb his heirs executors or administrators unto the said Edward Latham Turner and his assigns during the term of the joint natural lives of himself and Betty Turner his wife of the clear annuity or yearly sum of One hundred and fifty pounds by quarterly payments and on payment by the said John Gibb his heirs executors or administrators unto the said Edward Latham Turner in case he should survive the said Betty his wife during the then remainder of his the said Edward Latham Turner's natural life of the clear annuity of One hundred pounds by quarterly payments and also on payment by the said John Gibb and his executors or administrators unto the said Betty Turner in case she should survive the said Edward Latham Turner during the then residue of her natural life of the clear annuity of Fifty pounds by quarterly payments and to the executors administrators or assigns of the said Edward Latham Turner and Betty Turner respectively of such portions by quarterly payments and the executors administrators or assigns of the said Edward Latham Turner and Betty Turner respectively of such proportions of the said annuities as should have accrued from the last day of payment to and including the day of the death of the said Edward Latham Turner and Betty Turner his wife respectively at the time or bear or either of their decease without deduction or abatement

And whereas at a Court held in and for the said Manor on the second day of July One thousand eight hundred and seven the said Edward Latham Turner was admitted tenant of the said Copyhold hereditaments And whereas under or by virtue of divers surrenders and admittance and other acts and assurances in the law and ultimately under or by virtue of the last Will and Testament of John Livingston late of Liverpool aforesaid Merchant deceased dated the twenty fourth day of February One thousand eight hundred and twenty eight and an Inquisition dated the thirteenth day of June One thousand eight hundred and thirty two and an admittance made thereupon The piece of Land Messuages and hereditaments comprised in the hereinbefore recited surrenders became effectively vested in William Potter of Liverpool aforesaid Merchant Joseph Gibbons of Toxteth Park in the

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Said County of Lancaster Merchant and Matthew Dobson Lowndes of Liverpool aforesaid Gentleman for a customary estate of inheritance to them and their heirs At the will of the Lord according to the custom of the said Manor subject nevertheless to the said term of One thousand years Upon such trusts and for such ends intents and purposes as are mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the same in and by the said Will of the said John Livingston And whereas the said Edward Latham Turner died in or about the year One thousand eight hundred and eight having first duly made and executed his last Will and Testament in writing whereof he appointed the said Betty Turner and John Irvin of Liverpool aforesaid Gentleman Executors who duly proved the same in the Consistory Court of Chester on the ninth day of May One thousand eight hundred and eight

And whereas the said John Irvin died in the month of May One thousand eight hundred and eleven

And whereas the said Betty Turner afterwards intermarried with George Gordon who afterwards died in the lifetime of the said Betty Gordon

And whereas the said Betty Gordon died on the first day of October One thousand eight hundred and forty having first duly made and executed her last Will and Testament dated the twenty second day of February One thousand eight hundred and thirty eight whereof she appointed Edward Frodsham Powell William Horsman and Dorothy Crane of Liverpool aforesaid Widow Executors

And whereas the said Edward Frodsham Powell died on the twenty fifth day of October One thousand eight hundred and forty without having proved the said will and the said William Horsman and Dorothy Crane afterwards proved the said Will at Chester on the thirteenth day of May One thousand eight and forty one

And whereas the said William Horsman died leaving the said Dorothy Crane him surviving

And whereas at a Court held in and for the said Manor on the thirteenth day of August One thousand eight hundred and sixty two the said Dorothy Crane as such surviving executrix was admitted tenant of the said copyhold hereditaments for the residue of the said term of One thousand years

And whereas the said annuities of One hundred and fifty pounds and Fifty pounds per annum were duly paid to the said Edward Latham Turner and Betty Gordon during their respective lifetimes and the said term of One thousand years is now fully satisfied as the said Dorothy Crane doth hereby admit and acknowledge but the same has never been surrendered

And whereas the said Joseph Gibbons died in the year One thousand eight hundred and forty two and the said William Potter and Matthew Dobson Lowndes as surviving Trustees of the Will of the said John Livingston have requested the said Dorothy Crane to resurrender the said term of One thousand years which she has agreed to do

Now be it remembered that on the sixteenth day of August One thousand eight hundred and sixty two the said Dorothy Crane Customary Tenant of the Manor of West Derby aforesaid out of Court came before George Whitley of Liverpool aforesaid Gentleman Deputy Steward of the said Manor and in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of ten shillings sterling by the said William Potter and Matthew Dobson Lowndes to the said Dorothy Crane before the acknowledgement hereof paid the receipt whereof she the said Dorothy Crane does hereby acknowledge She the said Dorothy Crane Hath surrendered into the hands of the Lord of the said Manor by the acceptance of his said Deputy Steward

All that the aforesaid piece or parcel of Land Messuages or Dwellinghouses hereditaments and all other the premises comprised in assured by the hereinbefor recited Surrender of the second day of July One thousand eight hundred and seven and are hereby declared and agreed to be of the yearly rent to the Lord of the said Manor and his heirs of one penny

And which said Messuages are now in the respective occupations of Mr Freme and Mr Hiddall Together with the rights members and appurtenances thereunto apppertaining And all the estate right title interest term of years claim and demand whatsoever of her the said Dorothy Crane in to or out of the said piece of Land Messuages hereditaments and premises

To the intent that the Lord of the said Manor having thereof seizin by his Steward of the said Manor for the time being according to the custom there

Would give and regrant the said piece of Land Messuages hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto the said William Potter and Matthew Dobson Lowndes their executors administrators and assigns To hold to them their executors administrators and assigns freed and absolutely discharged of and from the trusts and purposes declared thereof in and by the said hereinbefore recited surrender of the second day of July One thousand eight hundred and seven and of and from all claims and demands in respect thereof for the residue and remainder now to come and unexpired of the said term of One thousand years At the will of the Lord according to the custom of the said Manor By and under the rents suits and services to the Lord of the said Manor and his heirs therefore due and of right accustomed To the end intent and purpose that the residue and remainder now to come and unexpired of the said term of One thousand years may from henceforth be and become merged and extinguished in the customary reversion and inheritance of the said copyhold hereditaments hereby surrendered

And Proclamation thereupon in due form was made and so forth and because and so forth therefore the said William Potter and Matthew Dobson Lowndes are admitted thereof tenants and have made fine and so forth

Examined with the Roll of the Court aforesaid and the above is a true copy thereof. (two illegible signatures)

 

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Notes:

messuage: a dwelling with its outbuildings and the surrounding land that is used by the dwellings occupants

seizin (or seisin): the act of taking legal possession of freehold land (C14)

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