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                    BOWN DEEDS.                                      Last updated: 19Sept 02

 

 

The following deeds relating to William Bown b1751, and his sons William b 1774, John b1775, and Thomas b1779,

are located at the Somerset Records Office at Taunton……………

 

 

A/ASO1823-1838

 

A/ASODeeds, etc., relating to a messuage in Langacre in the parish of Middlezoy. In 1823 William Bown the elder of Middlezoy, labourer, conveyed  the premises to his sons, William, John and Thomas [14/1]. In 1830 William and John conveyed their shares of the property to their brother Thomas Bown of Middlezoy, labourer [14/2]. The premises were conveyed by Bown to George Eddington of Middlezoy, shoemaker, and his wife Elizabeth, in 1838 [14/4]. [5 docs]

 

 

In 2001 I visited the Records Office and obtained copies of these deeds.  I subsequently attempted to read them and  copy the details onto my computer, and then onto the web pages.

  Concerning the first document, dated 1823, we are talking about something which was written 178 years ago. The transcribing process was extremely difficult due to the legal terms and the language of those times…………..

 

 

                      The Deed     14/1   24th Feb 1823.

 

First, a summary of what I think happened in my own words

  A demise for 2000 years, by William Bown Senior, assigning his dwelling house, garden, and orchard of about 1/2 acre, in Langacre in the parish of Middlezoy , to his sons William Junior, John and Thomas, for the sum of £10.

William senior would continue to live there for an annual peppercorn rent, until his death.

The assignment mentions Williams wife Hannah. 

Witnesses were George Lovibond and John Baker.

 

Next, The Transcript of some of what was  actually  written:

This Indenture made the Twenty fourth day of February in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight Hundred and twenty three between William Bown the elder of Middlezoy in the County of Somerset Laborer of the one part and William Bown the younger John Bown and Thomas Bown all of the Parish of Middlezoy aforesaid Laborers Sons of the said William Bown the Elder of the other part. Whereas the said William Bown the Elder now is and standeth seized in his demise as of fee to the use of himself his heirs and--------- for ever of and in the Hereditaments and Premises herinafter described ------this Indenture----- ------- that for and in consideration of the sums of Ten Pounds Sterling to the said William Bown the Elder 

 

 

                               The Deed :  14/2 23rd July 1830 An Assignment

First, a summary of what I think happened in my own words

Refers to a dwelling house in Langacre. William Jun, and John sold to Thomas for £30

William Bown the elder & Hannah were both deceased.(William in 1829, Hannah in 1822)

William & sons were all labourers.

Refers to William senior having sold to William jun, John & Thomas for £15(According to the demise it was £10)

All brothers signed with a cross

Witnessed by Henry Burt (clerk to Nicholas Broadmead of Langport)

 

Next, The Transcript of some of what was  actually  written:

This Indenture made the twenty third day of July in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and thirty Between William Bown and John Bown both of the parish of Middlezoy in the County of Somerset laborers of the one part and Thomas Bown of Middlezoy aforesaid Labourer of the other part.Whereas a certain Identure bearing date ---- about the twenty fourth day of February one Thousand eight hundred and twenty three and made between William Bown the elder(since deceased) of the one part and the said William Bown(party hereto) John Bown and Thomas Bown(sons of the said William Bown deceased) of the other part. After reciting that the said William Bown deceased then was and stood seized in his demisne as of fee to the use of himself his heirs and assignes for ever of and on the hereditaments and premises therein and hereinafter described is witnessed that the said William Bown  in consideration of fifteen pounds to him paid by the said William Bown(party hereto) John Bown and Thomas Bown Did demise grant bargain and sell unto the said William Bown(party hereto) John Bown and Thomas Bown their executors administrators and assigns The messuage or Dwelling House hereditaments and premises hereinafter more particularly described To hold the same with the appurtanences unto the said William Bown(part hereto) John Bown and Thomas Bown their executors administrators and assigns as tenants in ----- and not as joint tenants from the day next after the several deaths of the said William Bown deceased and Hannah his wife(also deceased) for the full ------- and term of two thousand years thence ensuing without Impeachment of --Under the yearly rent of a peppercorn if demanded and whereas the said William Bown(party hereto) and John Bown have agreed to sell their shares in the said Messuage Dwelling house hereditaments and premises to the said Thomas Bown at the price or sum of thirty pounds ---  ---

 

                 The Deed :   14/3 24July 1830 An Assignment

First, a summary of what I think happened in my own words

Thomas Bown to Nicholas Broadmead of Eastover Langport.( Possibly a mortgage for £40)

An assignment in trust for securing £40 & interest.

Refers to William senior having died on 27th May 1829.

Attested by Henry Burt, clerk to Nicholas Broadmead.

 

                 The Deed :   14/4 10April 1838 An assignment

First, a summary of what I think happened in my own words

Between Thomas Bown, labourer, and Nicholas Broadmead and  George Eddington/John Samuel Warren of Langport.

Thomas owed £59 to Broadmead, who repossessed the house , then sold it to Edington for £62.

Broadmead got his £59, Thomas got £3.

Witnessed by William Parsons, clerk to Samuel Warren.

 

                 The Deed :   14/5  12th April 1838

First, a summary of what I think happened in my own words

George Edington sold the house for £80 to Samuel Stuckey.