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                     Court Baron (Mortgage),
                           Dated 22 April 1734

Halifax Great Court Baron, Staups House Northowram Yorkshire West Riding, English Secretary Hand, 22 April 1734
   English Secretary Hand, brown ink on parchment, 29 lines, with auto-
    graph signature bottom right; page measuring 14.25" x 10.25"; good
condition, some foxing, discolouration & 4 small holes not affecting text.

 Halifax Great Court Baron of his Grace the Most Noble Lord
     Thomas Duke of Leeds Lord

 2. of the Manour of Wakefield holden at Halifax by Adjournment
     in and for the said Manour, the Twenty Second day of April

 3. in the Seventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George

     the Second by the Grace of God King of Great Britain and so forth

 4. And in the year of our Lord 1734 ~

 5. [left margin, contiguous with the transcribed line which follows:]
     Hipperholm ~

 5. Robert Wood of Staups in the County of York Gentleman
     the Twenty Second day of April instant Did

 6. Surrender into the hands of the Lord of the said Manour by the
     hands of William Heron Gentl[eman] and Understeward of the
     Courts of the

 7. said Manour  All That Capital Messuage or Tenement commonly
     called or known by the name of Staups with the appurten[an]ces

 8. Scituate standing and being in Northowrom, And also All those
     Several Buildings Folds Banksides Orchards Gardens Courts

 9. Yards Lands Meadows Pastures Commons Rights Com[m]odities
     Easements Emolluments Hereditaments Ways Paths Passages

10. Waters Watercourses Liberties Previledges Woods Woody
     Ground Quarries Mines of Stone and Coal Rights Members and

11. appurtenances whatsoever to the said Messuage or Tenement
     belonging or in any wise appertaining as the Same are now used

12. leased had occupied and enjoyed or accepted reputed or known
     as part parcel or member thereof, And now in the Tenure of the

13. Robert Wood or his Assigns, and of the yearly rent to the Lord
     of the said Manour of § xxd: [i.e. 20 pence] and Compounded for,
     And also All

14. other the Copyhold Lands Tenements and Hereditaments
     whatsoever of him the said Robert Wood Scituate and being
     in Northowrom

15. or elsewhere in the Graveship of Hipperholme and Manour
     aforesaid in whose Tenure or Occupation Soever the Same or
     any part

16. thereof now is shall or may be, and also All the Estate Right
     Title Use Interest possession property benefitt Claim and
     Demand whatsoever

17. of him the said Robert Wood of in and to the Same or any part or
     parcel thereof  To the Absolute Use and behoofe of Thomas Drake

18. of Halifax in the said County of Yorks[hire] Grocer and of his
     Heirs and Assigns for ever  Provided always and upon this
     Condition That

19. if the said Robert Wood his Heirs Executors or Administrators
     shall and do well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said

20. Thomas Drake his Executors Adm[inistra]tors or Assigns the
     Sum of Eight pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain upon the

21. [left margin, contiguous with the transcribed line which follows:]
     Fine ~ vs: [i.e. 5 shillings]

21. Second day of April next ensuing the date hereof, and also
     the further just and whole Sum of One hundred and Sixty
     Eight pounds of

22. like lawfull money at or upon the Twenty Second day of April
     which will happen in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven

23. hundred and Thirty Six without any Deduction Detaleation or
     Abatement for or by reason of any Taxes Assessments or other

24. Impositions whatsoever That then and from thenceforth this
     Surrender and the Courting and Admittance thereupon shall be

25. void and of none effect or otherwise to Stand Remain and be
     in full force power and vertue, which are Granted to the said

26. Drake To hold to him his Heirs and Assigns for ever, Under
     and Subject to the Proviso aforesaid By Rents and Services
     according to

27. the Custom of the said Manour  And he giveth to the Lord
     for a Fine upon his Admittance § vs: [i.e. 5 shillings]

28.          Examined by me W: Heron & Under Steward there . / .

29. Non sol.[utum]

      Not paid.


                                    22d: Apl: 1734


                                               ? [single word, illegibly faded & torn]

                                     Thomas Drake
                                                                       s    d
                                     Fine       ~      ~       5 .. 0
                                                                      11 : 0
                                                                      16 : 0

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