|~~ Your FamilyChest Document ~~|
|Date:||24 March 1838|
|Good consistent with age|
|Parchment : 6 sheets 57cm x 66cm with 12 wax seals, 8 signatures and revenue stamps.|
|Summary of contents:|
Hugh HILL of the Honorable Society of the Middle Temple, Esquire.
Joseph DONALD of Runcorn, Cheshire. Esquire.
James JOHNSTONE, formerly of Upper Wimpole Street, Middlesex, and now of Midgham House, Berkshire. Esquire.
Francis Henry MITCHELL of Upper Wimpole Street, Middlesex. Esquire.
Robert Rutledge CRAIG of Trinity College, Dublin. Esquire.
The Rev John CRAIG of Fetcham, Surrey AND Jane Helena CRAIG his wife.
The Rev Thomas Henry WHORWOOD of Magdalen College, Oxford.
The Rt Hon Henry VANE, Earl of Darlington.
The Rt Hon Francis JACK, Earl of Kilmorey.
Francis FORESTER of St James Place, Westminster, Middlesex. Esquire.
Matthew FORD of Lincolns Inn Fields, Middlesex. Gentleman.
This is a long and complicated indenture of which the first four and a half pages are recitals of earlier events. It relates to the Manor of Headington and extensive lands in the parish of Headington which had been the property of Thomas Henry Whorwood (deceased father of the one of the same name in this contract) and of William Henry Whorwood.
The two Whorwoods had mortgaged the property to Jane Helena Craig (then named Jane Helena Johnstone) for £15,000. Before her marriage to John Craig she put the mortgage in the hands of James Johnstone, Frances Mitchell and Robert Craig, as trustees.
The mortgage is now being transferred to the Earls of Darlington and Kilmorey (and at the same time increased to £18,000). This indenture is all about security for the new mortgage.
It looks as though Hugh Hill, Joseph Donald, Francis Forester and Matthew Ford are acting only as Trustees.
There is a schedule giving details of the property used as security for the mortgage.