Herefordshire Record Office
Snodhill Papers: Mortgage of properties by Simon Exton
Longtown, Clodock, Michaelchurch Escley, Peterchurch, Hay
Mortgage. dated 26 September 1812
1. Simon Exton of Peterchurch, esq..
2. James Spencer of Hay, Brecon, gent.
Reciting that Exton is indebted to Spencer in £3,450 because Exton is unable to repay the debt he has asked Spencer to accept property as a security.
Consideration: The £3,450 owing and 10/- to Exton capital messuage or farm with lands etc. called the Firs now in occupation of William Rowlands, messuage with lands etc. called Firs Cottage now in poss. of [?] Dee: messuage, farm and lands called Upper House, in occupation of William Rowlands, messuage, farm and lands called the Wern in occupation of [?] Williams: messuage farm and lands called Rhyddy bach [Rhyd-ddu-bach alias The Long Barn] in occupation of Williams: all messuage and lands in Michaelchurch Escley: messuage, farm and lands called Cwmcochet in tenure of Thomas Williams: messuage, farm and lands called Pontlenny in occupation of James Ballard: messuage and water corn grist mill called Clodock Mill in occupation of James Ballard: last two mentioned properties in township of Longtown in Clodock.
To James Spencer.
Subject to redemption at rate of 5% p.a.
James Spencer was a Solicitor of Hay who later got into financial trouble when he confused the monies of clients with his own. He died in Hereford Gaol aged 80. He left a very vehement will, to see this will click here
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