Marriage Settlement

Scope and Content

In consideration of

(a) the forthcoming marriage of John Davies, son and heir apparent of William Davies of Henfryn co. Flint with Mary Parry, a daughter of Elizabeth Parry, a widow and

(b) £1400 to be paid by the said Elizabeth Parry.

William Davies, the father, and John Davies, the son, grant to John Lloyd of Caerwys co. Flint the Capital messuage called 'Henfryn' in the parish of Rhelofnyd or Newmarket co. Flint, with the demesne and other lands belonging in Gwaynyscor, and lands appurtaining called 'Coed Cae yr Skybor', 'Coed Cae'r Brynllwyn', 'Erw yr Brynllwyn', 'Yr Erw yn yr Hridir' and all those two messuages in the parish of Abergele co. Denbigh, three messuages in the parish of Bettus Abergele co. Denbigh, messuages in the parish of Bettus Abergele co. Denbigh, messuages in the parish of Denbigh, a burgage in the township of Denbigh, and the yearly rent of 33/- in the town co. Denbigh, in order that the said John Lloyd may be a tenant to the freehold to suffer a Common Recovery when Edward Pennant of Bagillt co. Flint and the Reverend John Lloyd of Wrexham, clerk, shall be the plaintiffs.

The said Edward Pennant and John Lloyd of Wrexham are to hold the aforesaid lands to the use of William Davies until the solemnization of the intended marriage between John Davies and Mary Parry, after the said marriage the messuage of 'Henfryn' is to be held to the use of the said William Davies and Martha his wife for their lives for the jointure of the said Martha; after the decease of William and Martha, to the use of John Davies, and after his death to the use of his heirs. The messuage in Ystrad Canon is to be held to the use of William Davies, after his death to the use of John Davies and after the death of the said John the estates are to be kept intact for his heirs.

The said Edward Pennant and John Lloyd hold the lands in Gwayniscor co. Flint, and in Garthgogo, Bettus Abergele, Abergele, and Denbigh co. Denbigh, to the use of John Davies and Mary Parry for their lives, for the jointure of the said Mary.

After the decease of the said William Davies and Martha his wife, John Davies and Mary his wife, all the aforesaid lands shall be held to the use of the first son of John and Mary, and to his heirs, in default to the senior remaining son and heirs, in default of male heirs, to the daughters in order of seniority. It is further agreed that the sum of £1400 to be paid by Elizabeth Parry to William Davies and John Davies shall be used by Edward Pennant and John Lloyd to purchase lands in cos. Denbigh and Flint so that William Davies shall receive a yearly rent of £28, and after his death Dorothy Davies his daughter shall receive the yearly rent of £20 from the same lands. Subject to the said annuity the lands so purchased are to be held to the use of John Davies and his heirs. Before the purchase of the said lands the sum of £1400 shall be laid out at interest as soon as possible by Edward Pennant and John Lloyd to allow William Davies, for as long as the money remains at interest to receive the yearly interest of £700, and after his death for his daughter Dorothy to receive £500, and after her death for the interest to go to John Davies and his heirs. It is further agreed that John Davies may charge the land with sums up to £1000 for the portions of younger children; he may charge the estates with sums not exceeding £500 for the payment of his debts; and William Davies, and John Davies after his marriage, may lease part of their possessions for periods not exceeding 21 years.

Witnesses: Samuel Pugh, John Cairns.

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