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Abstract of Title; Clodock Mill

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1818 - 1844


Abstract of the title of Mrs Ann Harris to a messuage or tenement and Mill, lands and hereditaments called Clodock Mill situated in the parish of Clodock.

Refers to:

Lease and release dated 8th & 9th March 1824: the release made between David Watkins of Abergavenny, yeoman, John Andrews of Trewyn within the hamlet of Bwlch in the parish of Cwmyoy, gardener, and Ann Gwillim of Monmouth, spinster.

Lease and Release 24th and 25th December 1818; the release made between James Woodward, Simon Exton, Henry Williams and D Watkins refers to the messuage or tenement and mill, lands hereditaments and premises being conveyed to David Watkins, with the proviso that if Henry Williams paid David Watkins £300 plus interest on the 25th December next the entire property would be conveyed to Henry Williams

Articles of Agreement dated 29th January 1821 between Henry Williams and James Parry for the sale of the property to James Parry subject to a mortgage of £300 with growing interest at the price of £136.

Indentures of lease and release dated the 24th June 1822 between Henry Williams, Jas. Parry and John Andrews, referring to articles of agreement dated 19th March 1822 between J Parry and John Andrews where John Andrews contracted to purchase all of J. Parry’s estate and interests in the property.

And reciting that default was made in payment of the sum of £300 plus £10.8/.for interest, whereby the interest of the said David Watkins in the property became absolute at law, and Ann Gwillim had contracted with John Andrews for the purchase of the property for £405, out of which £310.8/. should be paid to David Watkins in discharge of the mortgage. Ann Gwillim was granted ‘… all that messuage or tenement then formerly in the occupation of James Powell, since of James Ballard, since that of the said Henry Williams and then of the said John Andrews together with the water grist mill and stable thereto belonging commonly called or known by the name of Clodock Mill… and also all those 4 pieces or parcels of Orchard or Meadow land and one other plot of land and garden containing on the whole by admeasurement 4a 2r 30p (more or less)’

Lease and release 26th and 27th November 1838 made between Ann Gwillim, Joseph Roberts of the City of Hereford, Gent., and Thomas Hughes of Abergavenny, Gent., reciting that Joseph Roberts had contracted to purchase the property from Ann Gwillim for £450, to the use of Thomas Hughes for the life the said Joseph Roberts.

Indenture dated 27th November 1838 between Joseph Roberts the younger, Joseph Roberts the elder of the parish of Clodock, farmer, and Israel Morgan of the parish of Llanwenarth Ultra, Yeoman, whereby the said Israel Morgan paid £400 to Joseph Roberts as mortgage on the property at £5 per cent per annum, subject to various provisos for redemption and covenants.

The Will of Israel Morgan dated 3rd June 1841 left the mortgage to trustees, Walter Lewis of Llanwenarth, yeoman, and Wm. Lewis of Llantilio Pertholey, yeoman.

Indenture dated May 1st 1844 between Walter Lewis, Wm. Lewis, Thomas Griffiths of Longtown, Miller and Philip Price of Abergavenny, Gent., referring to the death of Israel Morgan on 14th January 1842 and proof of his will in May1842 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The trustees auctioned the property on 25th February 1843 and Thomas Griffiths was the highest bidder at £460; this indenture conveys the property to Thomas Griffiths accordingly.


Marked ‘Clodock Mill, Harris to Miles, For Mr Miles purchase of Lot I’ ; Bodenham & James, Hereford

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