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Woodborough, a Sherwood Forest Village, recorded in Domesday



Assigns & Indenture - Dated 24th March 1856




Dated 24th March 1856

Covenant to Surrender of Messuage and Premises at Woodborough

Nottinghamshire Copyhold of the Manor of Oxton Netherhall.

Mr Joseph Leaf and Elizabeth his Wife and another by direction of Mr Christopher Wyld

To

The Nottingham and Midland Counties Permanent Building Society


Assigns to hold and enjoy the said Premises and to receive the rents issues and Profits thereof for his and their own benefit Provided Always that in case the said Christopher Wyld his heirs and executors administrators or assignees shall at any time hereafter neglect or refuse for three monthly subscription meetings to Pay observe and Perform all or any of the subscriptions Payments and regulations on his or their Part respectively to be Paid observed and Performed in respect of any of his said Shares in the said Society or any part thereof then it shall be lawful  for the said Trustees or other the Trustees for the time being of the said Society to appoint a person or persons to collect and receive the rents or Profits of the Premises hereinbefore described and should the same be insufficient to satisfy the Purposes aforesaid Then it shall and may be lawful for the said Trustees without the convenience or contract of the said Christopher Wyld his heirs and executors administrators or assigned absolutely to sell and dispose of all or any Part of the said hereditaments and Premises by Public Auction and in case no Public Sale can be effected then by Private Contact for the most money that can be had for the same or with the consent of the said Christopher Wyld his heirs executors administrators or assigns by Private Contract in the first instance and to receive the Purchase money arising therefrom with liberty at such Public Sale by themselves or one of them or some other person appointed by them in writing to buy in the same on behalf of the Society and to resell the same without being answerable for any loss to be occasioned by such resale and the money arising from such collection of rents and Profits or such Sale as aforesaid shall in the first place be applied in Payment of all costs and expenses which may be incurred on account thereof and in the next place to reimburse the said Society the amount of advanced repayments there due and unpaid by the said Christopher Wyld his heirs executors administrators or assigns together with all fines and fees in respect thereof and his share or proportion of the expenses or losses if any incurred or ascertained as likely to be incurred up to the date of the redemption of the Mortgage created by those Presents and in the event of a Sale or Sales of the said hereditaments and premises of the their present values of the future repayments in respect of the said Mortgaged Premises with the amount due of arrears and fines up to the completion of the Sale or Sales such then present value of the future repayments to be calculated by the Consulting Actuary of the said Society from the date of the completion of the Sale or Sales to the end of the said term of Sixteen years discount being allowed at a rate not lower than Three Pounds and Ten shillings per cent per annum or such future repayments to the end of the said term and upon  the Principle of repayment  made at the end of each year and in case the rents or Profits of the said hereditaments and Premises and Produce of the Sale thereof after deducting expenses be not sufficient to discharge the amounts of such repayments in arrears and the then Present value of the future repayments so calculated and interest thereon the said Christopher Wyld his heirs executors administrators or assigns so in default shall immediately pay the balance due thereon to the said Society but the said Trustees shall pay the surplus if any arising from the receipt of the rents and Profits and from the Sale of the said Premises to the said Christopher Wyld his heirs executors administrators assigns or as he or they shall desire – Provided always that in case the said Christopher Wyld or his heirs executors administrators assigns having obtained an interest in the said Premises so long as the same may continue in Mortgage to the said Society shall become Insolvent or be imprisoned for debt or be made Bankrupt then it shall and may be lawful for the said Trustees or executors or administrators of the last survivor of them or the Trustees for the time being of the said Society with the sanction of the Board of Directors for the time being to take Possession of the said hereditament and premises and let and manage the same and collect and receive the rents thereof whether the said Christopher Wyld his heirs, executors administrators assigns be in arrears with his payments or not and to sell and dispose of the said Premises in manner aforesaid if the rents so received be not sufficient to meet the repayments falling due in respect thereof and to stand Possessed of the Purchase monies thereof upon the several Trusts and for the several purposes aforesaid – And further that upon payment of all the monies due upon the Mortgage hereby created pursuant to the Rules of the said Society together with the share or proportion of the said Christopher Wyld his heirs executors administrators or assigns in the excess of expenses or losses if any incurred or ascertained as likely to be incurred as aforesaid the said Trustees or Trustee for the time being of the said Society shall at the cost of the said Christopher Wyld his heirs executors administrators or assigns endorse or acknowledgement for the same on these presents in the form announced to the said Rules according to the Act of the Sixth and Seventh years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth Chapter 32 – And it is hereby declared and agreed that every receipt in writing of the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of the said Society for any money Payable to them or him under or by virtue of those present shall be a sufficient discharge for the same and that the person or persons to whom any such receipt shall be given his her or their executors administrators or assigns shall not afterwards be obliged to see to the application of the money therein expressed to be received or be answerable for any misappropriation  or nonappropriation thereof or be bound to enquire into the necessity or expediency of such Sale or Sales or whether any such default or deficiency has been made or arisen as aforesaid or be affected with notice thereof – And the said Joseph Leaf covenanting for himself and his said Wife and Christopher Wyld Do hereby for themselves their heirs executors and administrators and each of them for himself her and his heirs executors and administrators doth hereby covenant with the said Trustees their heirs and assigns that they the said Joseph Leaf and Elizabeth his Wife and William Knight or some or one of them now have or has good right by these presents to enter into the Covenant herein before contained to surrender the said hereditaments to the use and in manners aforesaid - And that the same hereditaments shall and may be held and disposed of and the rents and Profits thereof taken accordingly - And that free and clear of and from all Estate Title charges and incumbrances whatsoever - And further that they the said Joseph Leaf and Elizabeth his Wife and Christopher Wyld and each of them their heirs and all persons rightfully claiming any estate or interest in the said Premises shall and will at all times hereafter upon the request of the said Trustees their heirs or assigns or any of them or the Trustees of the said Society for the time being but at the expense of the said  Christopher Wyld his heirs executors administrators or assigns make execute and Perfect all further assurances in the law for more effectually or satisfactorily surrendering and assuring the said hereditaments intended to be hereby conveyed to the use and in manner aforesaid as by the said Trustees of the said Society for the time being or their Counsel in the Law shall be reasonably devised or advised and required – And the said Christopher Wyld for himself his heirs executors administrators doth hereby covenant and agree with the said Trustees their heirs, executors administrators and assigns that he the said Christopher Wyld his heirs executors administrators or assigns shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter will and truly make the several payments and observe and comply with the several rules and regulations prescribed in and by the said rules of the said Society in respect of his said Shares and which on his and their Parts are or ought to be made observed and complied with - And moreover that he the said Christopher Wyld his heirs executors administrators or assigns shall and will at all times during the continuance of this Security insure and keep insured the said Messuage or Tenement and buildings hereby conveyed against loss or damage by fire in the full sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds at least in the Norwich Union or some other reputable Insurance Office – And the said William Knight doth hereby for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant with the said Trustees their heirs and assigns and also as a separate Covenant with the said Christopher Wyld his heirs and assigns that the said William Knight has not made done or exceeded or knowingly suffered or been Party to any act or thing whereby or by means where of the said hereditaments herewithbefore described and hereby covenanted to be surrendered or any Part thereof are is or maybe imprecated charged affected or encumbered in the title estate or otherwise howsoever or by reason and hereby covenanted to the surrender or any part thereof are is or may be impeached hereinbefore on his part contained – Provided lastly and it is hereby declared that if the said Christopher Wyld his heirs executors administrators or assigns shall be desirous of having the Mortgage hereby created discharged before the expiration of the said term of Sixteen years he or they shall be at liberty so to do or giving such Notices and making such payments and doing all such acts and things as are in that behalf required by the Rules of the said Society –


In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written:


Joseph Leaf          Elizabeth Leafe          William Knight          Christopher Wyld



This Indenture made the Twenty fourth day of March One thousand eight hundred and fifty six Between Joseph Leaf of Woodborough in the said County of Nottingham Publican and Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Wyld Widow of the first Part William Knight of Radford in the County of Nottingham Chandler of the second Part Christopher Wyld of Woodborough aforesaid Sinker Maker of the third Part and Charles Paget of Ruddington Grange in the County of Nottingham Esquire Samuel Bagnall Wild of Costock in the same County Esquire and John Calthrop Williams of the Town of Nottingham Doctor of Medicine the Present Trustees of “The Nottingham and Midland Counties Permanent Benefit Building Society”  the Rules of which have been duly certified and enrolled according to law and which said Charles Paget & Samuel Bagnall Wild and John Calthrop Williams are hereinafter called “the said Trustees” of the fourth Part – Whereas at a Court holder in and for the Manor of Oxton Netherhall in the county of Nottingham on the fourth day of April One Thousand eight hundred and thirty one William Wyld of Woodborough aforesaid chandler since deceased did effectively surrender into the hands of the Lords and Ladies of the said Manor according to the customs thereof the hereditament hereinafter described with their appurtenances to the use of the said William Knight his heirs and assigns for ever - But subject to a Proviso for making void the said Surrender on Payment by the said William Wyld his heirs executors administrators or assigns unto the said William Knight his executors administrators or assigns of the sum of One hundred Pounds with interest for the same after the rate of Four Pounds for One hundred Pounds by the year at the time therein mentioned and since Past – And whereas at a Court held in and for the said Manor on the Fourth day of April One Thousand eight hundred and Thirty Six the said William Wyld did effectually Surrender into the hands of the Lords and Ladies of the said Manor according to the customs thereof the said hereditaments hereinafter described with the appurtenances Subject nevertheless to the said recited Mortgage To the use of the said William Knight his heirs and assigns for ever But subject to a Proviso for making void the now reciting Surrender on Payment by the said William Wyld his heirs and his executors administrators or assigns unto the said William Knight his executors administrators or assigns of the sum of One hundred Pounds with interest for the same after the rate of Four pounds for One hundred Pounds by the year on or before the fourth day of October then next – And whereas the said William Wyld by his Will duly executed and attested dated the Twenty seventh day of August One Thousand eight hundred and Thirty eight arranged other devises Gave Unto his Wife Elizabeth Wyld (now the said Elizabeth Leaf) the said hereditaments hereafter described by the description of “A Dwelling house hereditaments and Premises thereunto situate and being in the Parish of Woodborough aforesaid Copyhold of the Nether Hall Court at Oxton in the County of Nottingham” But subject to a Mortgage of Two hundred Pounds being the aggregate Principal amount of the said recited Mortgage Securities – And whereas the said Testator died on or about the                     day of September one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight and the said Will was duly Proved by the said Elizabeth Leaf then Elizabeth Wyld the sole Executrix thereof on the Prerogative Court of York on the Eleventh day of July One Thousand eight hundred and forty nine – And whereas the said Elizabeth Wyld intermarried on the                day of                                                                             with and is now the Wife of the said Joseph Leafe  – And whereas the said Joseph Leaf and Elizabeth his Wife have contracted  and agreed with the said Christopher Wyld for the absolute Sale to him of the hereditaments hereinafter described with them appurtenances for the sum of Two hundred and Thirty Pounds – And whereas the said Two Principal sums of One hundred pounds and One hundred pounds making together the sum of Two hundred Pounds still remain owing to the said William Knight upon his said recited Securities but all interest thereon respectively has been paid up to the day of the date hereof as he doth hereby acknowledge – And whereas the said Christopher Wyld is a Member of the said Society and has subscribed for four shares and one half of a share therein numbered respectively 1273 1274 1275 1276 and 1276½ and by the rules of the said Society is entitled to receive out of the funds thereof the sum of Two hundred and Seventy Pounds being the amount of his said Shares on the due execution of these Present – And whereas it is intended that the said sum of Two hundred and Seventy Pounds with lawful interest shall be repaid to the said Society by monthly repayments i n a period of Sixteen years – Now this Indenture Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Two hundred Pounds part of the said Purchase money of Two hundred and Thirty Pounds at or before the execution of these Presents  by the direction of the said Christopher Wyld testified by his execution hereof paid by the said Trustees out of the funds of the said Society the receipt whereof and that the same is in full discharge of all monies due and secured to him by virtue of his said recited Mortgage Securities respectively the said William Knight herby admits And also in consideration of the sum of Thirty Pounds residue of the said Purchase money or sum of Two hundred and Thirty five pounds to the said Joseph Leaf and Elizabeth his Wife by the like direction Paid by the said Trustees the receipt whereof and the Payment in manner aforesaid of the said Sum of Two hundred Pounds making together the said Purchase money of Two hundred and Thirty Pounds the said Joseph Leaf and Elizabeth his Wife hereby admit and therefrom hereby release as well the said Trustees as also the said Christopher Wyld his heirs executors administrators and assigns – And also in consideration of the sum of Forty Pounds Stirling to the said Christopher Wyld in hand now Paid by the said Trustees the receipt whereof and  the Payment aforesaid of the said respective sums of Two hundred and thirty Pounds making altogether the said sum of Two hundred and seventy Pounds the said Christopher Wyld hereby admits and therefrom hereby releases the said Trustees their heirs executors administrators and assigns – They the said Joseph Leaf covenanting on behalf of himself and the said Elizabeth his Wife and William Knight – Do for themselves their heirs executors and administrators and each of them for himself and herself his and her heirs executors and administrators doth hereby covenant with the said Trustees their heirs executors administrators and assigns – That they the said Joseph Leaf and Elizabeth his Wife and William Knight or sum or one of them their some or one of their heirs shall and will at the first or next general Court or in the meantime out of Court or at some Special Court to beholden in and for the said Manor well and effectually Surrender or course to be surrendered into the hands of the Lord or Lords Lady or Ladies of the said Manor according to the custom of the said Manor – All that Messuage House or Tenement situate and being at Woodborough aforesaid wherein John Wyld deceased formerly dwelt and which was afterwards in the occupation of the said William Wyld deceased afterwards of his widow the said Elizabeth Wyld and now of the said Joseph Leaf with all the Outbuildings Yard and Garden thereto belonging - To the use of the said Trustees their heirs and assigns according to the custom of the same Manor at and under the customary rents and Services therefore due and of right accustomed freed and absolutely discharged from the said receipted Mortgage Securities and each of them and all claims and demands in respect thereof retrospectively upon the Trusts and subject to the Powers provisos declarations and agreements hereinafter contained and declared of and concerning the same with full Power to surrender and aggregate all such Conveyances and assurances as shall be necessary for effectually Conveying and assuming the said Copyhold hereditaments and Premises with their appurtenances or any Part thereof to any purchaser or purchasers under or by virtue of the Powers of Sale hereinafter contained – And it is hereby agreed and declared between and by the said Christopher Wyld and the said Trustees that they the said Trustees and their heirs executors administrators and assigns shall stand Possessed of and interested in the said Copyhold hereditaments and Premises hereby covenanted to be surrendered as aforesaid or intended so to be - Upon Trust from time to time so long as the said Christopher Wyld his heirs executors administrators and assigns shall duly make the several payments and observe and comply with the regulations prescribed by the Rules of the said Society or which may hereafter may be prescribed therein in respect of his said Shares and shall faithfully observe and Perform the several Covenants hereinafter contained and which or the Part of him his heirs executors administrators and assigns ought to be observed complied with and Performed to Permit the said Christopher Wyld and his heirs executors administrators and assigns.



[On the reverse page]

Received on the day and year first within written from the within named Charles Padget, Samuel Badnall Wyld and John Calthrop Williams the sum of Two hundred pounds the consideration money within expressed to be Paid by them to me William Knight

Received on the day and year first within written from the within named Charles Padget, Samuel Badnall Wyld and John Calthrop Williams the sum of Thirty pounds the consideration money within expressed to be Paid by them to us Joseph Leaf and Elizabeth Leaf

Received on the day and year first within written from the within named Charles Padget, Samuel Badnall Wyld and John Calthrop Williams the sum of Forty pounds the consideration money within expressed to be Paid by them to me Christopher Wyld

Signed sealed and delivered by the within named Joseph Leaf, Elizabeth Leaf, William Knight, and Christopher Wyld

[Also}

We the undersigned being Trustees of the within mentioned Benefit Building Society do hereby acknowledge to have received from the within named Christopher Wyld all moneys intended to be secured by the within written Deed - as witness our hands this Thirtieth day of December One thousand eight hundred and Seventy one

Witness to Mr Paget’s signature

Witness to Mr Thackeray’s signature

Witness to Mr Dank’s signature  


The following two documents relate to a property which became the Punch Bowl Beerhouse situated on Main Street Woodborough opposite St Swithun’s Church. The text is typical of the time and is written without punctuation, phrases are often repeated and strive to cover every situation.