Marriage Indenture 1683

for John Collett (Ref. 2I11) and Elizabeth Green

prior to their marriage on 17th July 1683

(referred to as The Additional Charter No. 42921)

 

 

This indenture made the ninth day of July in the thirty-fifth year of the reign of our Dear Sovereign Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God of England, Scotland and France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, Annoys Dio, One Thousand, Six hundred and Eighty Three

 

Between Richard Collett of Lower Slaughter in the County of Gloucester, yeoman and John Collett the son and heir apparent of the said Richard of the one part, and Henry Green of Lower Slaughter aforesaid, yeoman and Jeremiah Green clothier and Elizabeth Green spinster, brother and sister of the said Henry Green of the other part

 

Witnesseth that the said Richard Collett and John Collett as well for and in consideration of a marriage by Godís grace and permission to be shortly had and solemnised between the said John Collett and the said Elizabeth Green and of the great love and affection he hath for and beareth unto her, and the sum of one hundred and forty pounds of current English money already had and received or be had and received by the said John Collett for and to the marriage portion of and with the said Elizabeth Green and for the settling of the land, tenements and hereditaments hereafter mentioned on the said John Collett and the said Elizabeth Green his intended wife and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten and to the said Elizabeth may be provided with a sufficient livelihood and maintenance in case she shall happen to survive her said husband and for other goods, causes and considerations then the said Richard Collett and John Collett thereunto moving he the said John Collett hath granted interest and confirmed and doth hereby grant, inform and confirm

 

And the said Richard Collett doth hereby grant, release, ratify and confirm unto the said Henry Green and Jeremiah Green all that messuage or tenement and outyard land with the appurtenances situate lying and being in Nether Westcote in the said County of Gloucester heretofore in tenure or occupation of one Simon Marshall since in the tenure or occupation of one Richard Hathaway and now in possessionand occupation of the said John Collett party to these presents and the said Richard Collett or both or one of them together with all woods, underwoods, lands, meadows, pastures, ways, water, watercourses, easements, commons, profits, commodities, advantages, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuage or tenement and outyard land and premises or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewithal usually letten, occupied or enjoyed or at any time reputed or taken as part parcel or member thereof and of every part thereof and all the Estate Tythe Interest claim and demand whatsoever of the said Richard Collett and John Collett and either of them into and out of all and singular the said premises all and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenanced, all which said premises and situate lying and being within the parish of Westcote aforesaid and within the field premises and territories thereto

 

To have and to hold the said messuage or tenement, yard, lands and all and singular other the premises before mentioned to be granted enforced and confirmed or meant, mentioned and intended to be hereby granted enforced and confirmed with their and every of their right members and appurtenances unto them the said Henry Green and Jeremiah Green their heirs and assigns forever in trust

 

Nevertheless and to and for the several uses, intents and purposes hereafter in these presents mentioned, expressed and declared to and for none other use, intent or purpose whatsoever and that is to say to and for the use and behold of the said John Collett for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of or for any manner of wage and immediately from and after the decease of the said John Collett in case the said intended marriage shall be effected and the said Elizabeth Green for and during the term of her natural life and immediately from and after the several decease of them the said John Collett and Elizabeth Green his intended wife and the survivor of them then to the use and behold of the heirs of the said John Collett on the body of the said Elizabeth Green lawfully begotten and for want of such issue to the use and behold of the right heirs of the said John Collett forever and to use or otherwise intent or purpose whatsoever

 

And the said Richard Collett and John Collett for themselves, their heirs, executors and administrators and for every of them do covenant and grant to and with the said Henry Green and Jeremiah Green their heirs, executors and administrators and every of them by these presents in manner and form following that is to say that the said messuage or tenement, yard, lands and all and singular other, the premises before and by those present granted and confirmed with their and every of their appurtenances now are said from time to time at all times for ever hereafter shall be remain and continue unto the said Henry Green and Jeremiah Green their heirs and assigns to and for the several used intents and purpose aforesaid cleave and freely and thereby acquitted and discharged or otherwise well and sufficiently saved from hazard indemnified by the then said Richard Collett and John Collett their heirs, executors and administrators and assigns or some of them of and from all manner of former and other gifts, grants, bargains, sales, leases jointures Elizabeth the now wife of Richard Collett wills, rents, arrears of rents, entails after limitation of use and uses, statutes merchant and of the staple judgements, extensions, fines, issues, amerciments, tythes, charges and incumberance whatsoever made had made, committed or done or to be had made, committed to be done by them the said Richard Collett and John Collett their or either of their executors, administrators or assigns or any of them by and otherwise or purpose whatsoever having or lawfully claiming to have or which shall have or lawfully claim to have the said granted informed and confirmed premises or intended to be granted, released and confirmed premises or any part thereof or any lawful estate, right tythe, interest or demand whatsoever of into or out of the said premises or any part thereof from by or under them or either of them or by or through their or either of any of their act or acts dissent, consent, present or presentment

 

And the said Richard Collett and John Collett for themselves, their heirs and all and every other person and persons claiming or to claim from by or under them or either or any of them shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter giving support of seven years next coming after the date hereof at the request of the said Henry Green and Jeremiah Green their heirs and assigns and at the debts and charges of them the said Richard Collett and John Collett and their heirs make do suffer acknowledge and execute or cause and promise to be made do suffered acknowledge and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable act and acts, thing and things, desire and desires, assurances and conveyances in law whatsoever for the further and furthermore better and perfect assurance and conveyance surety and give making of the said hereby granted and sealed informed and confirmed promises with their appurtenances unto the said Henry Green and Jeremiah Green and their heirs and assigns and for the several remissions and purposes aforesaid be it by fine reckoning with one or more another or voucher deed or deeds enrolled or not enrolled with enrolment of these presents release, confirmed or otherwise with warranty of them the said Richard Collett and John Collett and their heirs against themselves and their heirs or without warranty or by any or all or some of these ways or means or by any other lawful and reasonable ways or means whatsoever as by them the said Henry Green and Jeremiah Green their heirs and assigns or by their or any of their counsel learned in the law shall be reasonably advised or devised and required so as for the making of any such assurance the said Richard Collett and John Collett now nay other persons to be required to make any such further assurance be not compelled or compellable by virtue of these presents to travel farther than the Cities of London or Westminster for the doing thereof

 

And for as in the same for other assurance there be comprises not further or greater warranty or warrants then only against the person or persons for making the same further assurance and against his and their heirs respectively

 

And largely it is hereby concluded, declared and agreed by and between the said parties to these presents that all and every fine and fines, recovery and recoveries, assurances and conveyances in the law whatsoever heretofore laid and made, suffered, acknowledged or executed of the said hereby granted, released, informed and confirmed premises are of any part parcel thereof by or between the said parties to these present or any of them all be assigned and shall be deemed taken confirmed and adjudged to be made for the several uses, intents and purposes aforesaid and to and for none other use, intent or purpose whatsoever

 

In witness whereof the parties first above named to these present indentures their hands and sealed interchangeably have set the day and year first above written

 

 

 

The two signatures at the foot of the document were

those of Richard Collett (Ref. 2H22) and John Collett (Ref. 2I11)