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Mrs Sarah Linnett
To Mr Samuel Bullock Bond to Indemnity against Payment of a Moiety of Dower
Dated 7th April 1790
Know All Men By these Presents that I Sarah Linnett late of Peldon but now of the Borough of Colchester in the County of Essex, Spinster am held and firmly bound to Samuel Bullock of Peldon in the said County Farmer in the Sum of One Hundred Pounds of good and lawfull money of Great Britain to be Paid to the said Samuel Bullock or his certain Attorney Executors Administrators or Assigns for which Payment to be well and faithfully made. Bind myself my heirs Executors and Administrators and every of them firmly by these Presents Sealed with my Seal Dated this Seventh Day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety.
Whereas Samuel Browne late of Peldon aforesaid Husbandman deceased was in his lifetime and at the time of his Death seized as of free of and in All That Messuage or Tenement with a yard thereunto belonging with the Appurtenances as the same are situate lying and being in Peldon aforesaid formerly in the Occupation of William Browne or his Assigns afterwards of the said Samuel Browne and now of Mary Browne Widow And Also of and in All that New Erected Brick'd Messuage or Tenement and four Perches of land Late Parcel of the Waste adjoining to the said Tenement with the Appurtenances situate lying and being in Peldon aforesaid formerly in the occupation of Thomas Mitchell afterwards of Samuel Ellis since of Edward Willis and now of Edward Sewell. Andwhereas the said Samuel Browne died intestate and without Issue leaving the said Mary Browne his widow and relict And whereas the above bound Sarah Linnett is Intitled as Neice and Heiress at Law of the said Samuel Browne to the said Messuages or Tenements and Premises and the said Mary Browne to her Dower or Right of Thirds (?) of in and to the same And whereas by a certain bond or obligation bearing Date on or about the Thirteenth day of February which was in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty nine the said Sarah Linnett became bound to the said Mary Browne in the Penal (?) sum of One Hundred Pounds Upon Condition that if she the said Sarah Linnett Her Heirs Executors or Administrators should and did Pay or Cause to be Paid unto the said Mary Browne and her Assigns during the term of her Natural Life One Clear Yearly Annuity or Sum of Two Pound's and two shillings at the time thereon mentioned in lieu of her Dower or Right of Thirds of and in the said Premises Then the said obligation to be void otherwise it should and might be lawfull to and for the said Mary Browne to enter upon and take possession of the said Messuages or Tenements and Premises and to hold and enjoy the same until the said Sum of Two Pounds and Two Shillings was fully Paid and Satisfied And whereas the said Samuel Bullock hath contracted and agreed with the said Sarah Linnett for the absolute purchase of fee Simple (?) and inheritance of the Messuage or Tenement Yard Garden and Premises in the Occupation of the said Mary Browne which is intended to be conveyed by the said Sarah Linnett to the said Samuel Bullock and his heirs by Indentures of Lease and Release the Lease to bear Date the Day next before the Day of the Date hereof and the Release even Date herewith (Subject to the Dower or the Right of Thirds of the said Mary Browne therein And whereas the said Annuity or Sum of Two Pounds and Two Shillings mentioned in the said Recited Bond being a Lien or Charge upon the said Estate as well as on the Brick'd Messuage or Tenement and Premises in the Occupation of Edward Sewell and the said Mary Browne empowered (on Non Payment thereof) to Enter and Take Possession of the said Premises so intended to be Conveyed to the said Samuel Bullock and to hold and Enjoy the same until the said sum should be fully Paid and Satisfied the said Samuel Bullock hath requested the said Sarah Linnett to enter into the Presents Bondor obligation to indemnify him againset Payment of the Sum of One Pound and One Shilling the Moiety or half Part of the said Annuity or Sum of Two Pounds and Two Shillings which she hath consented and agreed to do Nowtherefore the Condition of the above written obligation is such that if the above bound Sarah Linnett her Heirs Executors and Administrators do and shall from time to time and at all times hereafter save harmless (?) and keep indemnified the above named Samuel Bullock his Heirs Executors and Administrators and his and their Goods and Chattles and Lands and Tenements of and from Payment of the said Sum of One Pound and One Shilling (being the said Moiety or half Part of the said Annuity or Sum of Two Pounds and Two Shillings Agreed to be Paid by the said Sarah Linnett to the said Mary Browne in and by the said Recited Bond in Lieu of her Dower or Right of Thirds) And of and from all Action and Actions Cause and Causes of Actions Suits Costs Charges Payments and Demands whatsoever that he or they shall or may say Sustain Expend or be Put unto for or by Reason or Means of the Nonpayment of the said sum of One Pound and One Shilling or Moiety or half Part of the said annuity or sum of Two Pounds and Two Shillings or otherwise howsoever Then the above written obligation to be Void otherwise to be and Remain in full force and Virtue.
Sealed and Delivere (being first duly stamped in the Presence of
From the Deeds of Honeysuckle Cottage. Transcribed by Elaine Barker.
Date: 7 April 1790
Photo: Peldon History Project - Hilary King
Image ID PH01_HSC_012
This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.