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Conveyance: Clodock Mill
Conveyance of Clodock Mill and lands in the township of Longtown in the parish of Clodock, County of Hereford, dated 3rd August 1867, made between Ann Lilwall of Ewyas Harold, spinster, Ann Harris of Clodock, widow, and Henry Miles of Longtown, miller, whereby the property was sold by Ann Harris to Henry Miles and the mortgage partly repaid to Ann Lilwall.
The conveyance refers to an indenture of 9th August 1851 between Thomas Griffiths, Walter Harris and James Gilbert Price whereby Walter Harris bought the property for £750 [note: the actual sum in the 1851 indenture was £760] from Thomas Griffiths, and to an indenture of the 11th August 1851 between Walter Harris and William Pritchard for a mortgage loan of six hundred pounds and interest from William Pritchard to Walter Harris secured on the property. Also to an indenture of 15th April 1856 where William Pritchard loaned another £160 plus interest to Walter Harris, secured as a mortgage on the property. Reference is also made to the will of Walter Harris dated 7th May 1860 leaving the property to his wife Ann Harris, and appointing His wife Ann and his brother Lewis Harris as executors, and to the death of Walter Harris on 8th May 1860. His will was proved in the Hereford District Registry of the Court of Probate on 20th August 1860. Reference is also made to an indenture of 19th December 1860 between John Pritchard and John Gilbert Harris, the executors of Walter Pritchard deceased [who held a mortgage of £760 on the property], Ann Harris and Henry Lilwall, whereby Ann Harris paid £60 and borrowed a further £700 as a mortgage secured on the property from Henry Lilwall. The said Henry Lilwall died on 8th October 1864 and his will of 4th December 1862 proved on 7th December 1864 in the Hereford District Registry of the Court of Probate left the mortgage to his sister Ann Lilwall, who put the property up for sale by public auction at the Angel Hotel Abergavenny on Tuesday 2nd January 1867. Henry Miles was the purchaser at £565, and for a further ten shillings paid to Ann Harris the property was released to Henry Miles.
The property is described as all that messuage or tenement formerly of Henry Williams since then of John Andrews afterwards of Walter Harris, together with the stable and water corn mill called Clodock Mill and the parcels of land adjoining containing four acres two roods and thirty perches and numbered 822 and 823 on the tithe map of the parish.
A receipt signed by Ann Lilwall for £565 from Henry Miles is attached