Settlement by Lease & Release

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGR1/8/10/1
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 bundle 186/L.
  • Dates of Creation
      20-21 Sep 1680
  • Physical Description
      4 membranes. Indentures.

Scope and Content

Parties: 1a) Rt Hon George [Booth (1622-84), 1st] Lord Delamer, b) Lady Elizabeth his wife, c) Nathaniel Booth esq (b 1627) brother of (1a)

2) Hon Henry Boothe esq (1651-94) son and heir apparent of (1a)

3) Thomas Ashton of Ashley esq, William Andrewes of Altrincham gent, and William Tipping of Benchill [to. Northen Etchells] ("Benshall") gent

(1) convey to (3) the manors below, with the lands, tenements, rents and services therein, to hold to the following uses:

The barony and manor of Dunham Massey, with Dunham Massey Hall: to the use of (1a) for life without impeachment of waste, remainder to the use of (1b) for life as jointure, remainder to (2) in tail male, with successive remainders in tail male to the younger sons of (1a), remainder to the right heirs of (1a).

Stayley, Hattersley (except Bottoms Hall), Carrington, Bollin [Fee], Thornton le Moors: to the use of (1a) for life without impeachment of waste, remainder to the use of (1c) and (3) in trust for raising an annuity of £400 for Mary Booth wife of (2).

Warrington co. Lancs: to the use of Sir James Langham and others in trust as above.

Ashton under Lyne co. Lancs: to the use of (2) for life, remainder to Mary Booth his wife for life as jointure.

Normanton [le Heath] co. Leics and other properties: to the use of (1a) for life, remainder to the use of (2) in tail male.

(3) are to raise annuities of £50 for George, Robert, Cecil and Nevill Booth, younger sons of (1a), then to discharge the debts of (1a), then to dispose of the property according to the last will of (1a), and for default of such instructions to hold to the use of (2).

(1a) & (2) are to have the power to grant leases for up to 21 years or 3 lives during their respective terms.

[For a revocation of a previous settlement, dated 1 September 1680, see EGR1/8/7/12 above; for mortgages by George Booth and others to the Earl of Conway and to Diana Booth, dated 18 September 1680, see EGR1/8/7/13 & EGR1/8/9/1 above.]

Signatures of (1a & b) on lease, of all parties on release.

Endorsed: i) "The Lord Delamers settlement of all his Landes etc"; ii) "C".