Original Document [photocopy]
Conveyance: Clodock Mill
Indenture of conveyance of Clodock Mill and lands in the township of Longtown in the parish of Clodock, County of Hereford, dated 1st May 1844 between Walter Lewis of the parish of Llanwenarth, yeoman, William Lewis of the parish of Llantilio Pertholey, yeoman (Executors and Devisees in trust named and appointed in the last will and testament of Israel Morgan late of the parish of Llanwenarth Ultra, yeoman deceased), Thomas Griffiths of Longtown, miller, and Philip Price of Abergavenny, Gentleman. Reference is made to an indenture of mortgage for £400 and interest dated 27th November 1838 between Joseph Roberts the younger, Joseph Roberts the elder and Israel Morgan and another indenture of the same date between Ann Gwillim, Joseph Roberts the younger and Thomas Hughes [both indexed elsewhere in the LHS Archive].
Israel Morgan died on 14th January 1842, having made a will dated 5th June 1841leaving all his estate vested in him by way of mortgage to Walter Lewis and William Lewis upon trust. The will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in May 1842, and since the principal of £400 and ‘considerable arrears of interest’ were owing, the executors put the premises up for sale by public auction on 28th February 1843. Thomas Griffiths was the highest bidder and purchaser at £460, and the property is conveyed to him with the proviso that if his estate is determined by any means in his lifetime the property is granted and released to the use of Philip Price [this presumably relates to a mortgage arrangement, though no specific reference is made to this].
The property is described as all that messuage or dwelling house wherein one James Powell did formerly dwell afterwards in the occupation of one Francis Ballard and since of one Henry Williams and now of [left blank] as tenant of Thomas Griffiths with the stable, water mill and premises called Clodock Mill situated in the township of Longtown in the parish of Clodock and all those four parcels of Orchard and Meadow Land and one other plot of land and a garden containing four acres two roods and thirty perches (more or less). An exhaustive recitation of other entitlements including inter alia waters, watercourses, mines minerals, quarries, woods and coppices is also given.
A signed receipt for £414 [being the balance of the purchase price less a deposit of £46 already made] from Thomas Griffiths paid to Walter Lewis and William Lewis is attached, and witnessed by Tom Gabb, solicitor of Abergavenny.