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Indenture of Mortgage: Clodock Mill

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Mortgage of Clodock Mill and lands in the township of Longtown in the parish of Clodock, County of Hereford to secure £600 and interest, dated 11th August 1851, made between Walter Harris of Longtown, Miller, and William Pritchard of Longtown, yeoman. The conveyance refers to an indenture of 9th August 1851 between Thomas Griffiths, Walter Harris and James Gilbert Price.

The property is described as all that messuage or tenement wherein James Powell did formerly dwell afterwards in the occupation of Francis Ballard afterwards of Henry Williams late of Anthony Harris as tenant to the said Thomas Griffiths and now of the said Walter Harris, together with the stable and water corn mill called Clodock Mill and one parcel of meadow ground adjoining and two parcels of Orchard adjoining and one parcel of arable land adjoining and the garden adjoining all containing four acres two roods and thirty perches. Also three closes of meadow and pasture land known by the name of Button’s Land (formerly consisting of three closes of Meadow and pasture land and one close of arable land) of which two closes are on the east side of the Road from Longtown to Walterstone abutting to lands late of William Lewis, deceased, and now or late of John Lewis and to lands now or late of John Lucy Scudamore Esquire formerly in the possession of David Watkins and now of Samuel Griffiths as tenant, and the other close of  meadow ground called Gworlod Dis Law yr heol is situate on the west side of the same road mereing and abutting thereto to lands late of Sarah Davies and now of John Edwards and to lands formerly of David Prosser deceased afterwards of his widow late of Edwin Prosser and now of [?James Price] and all which said closes are in the township of Longtown in the parish of Clodock and were for many years in the occupation of [illegible] deceased as tenant to James George and were afterward in the tenure of Mary Gains widow as tenant to Richard Ricketts and Henry Ricketts subsequently of the said John Rogers deceased afterwards of John Lewis late of Thomas Griffiths and now of John Lewis as tenant to Walter Harris.

A receipt signed by Walter Harris for £600 from William Pritchard is attached.

A continuation of the indenture setting out the terms and interest for the £600 mortgage is also attached, specifying interest at four pounds ten shillings per centum per annum, and a further continuation sets out the rights of William Pritchard and his heirs in case of default, including the right to dispose of the property by auction or private contract.

The original indenture is annotated with a further charge dated 15th April 1856 of £160 plus interest at a rate of four pounds ten shillings per centum per annum between Walter Harris and William Pritchard, and a copy of the 15th April 1856 indenture is attached, together with a receipt for £160 from William Pritchard signed with the mark of Walter Harris.



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