Alternative Reference numberJC/626
TitleIndenture of Settlement [marriage settlement] in consideration of an intended marriage between Nicholas Bright of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, gentleman, and Mary Watkinson, spinster, daughter of Godfrey Watkinson of Brampton, Derbyshire, gentleman
DescriptionDate: 12 Oct in the 4th year of George I, 1717.

Indenture of Settlement [marriage settlement] between John Bright the elder of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, merchant and Nicholas Bright of Chesterfield aforesaid gentleman, his youngest son of the 1st part, John Bright the younger of Bannercross [Banner Cross] in the parish of Sheffield, gentleman, eldest son and heir apparent of the said John Bright the elder, and Marmaduke Carver the younger of Chesterfield aforesaid, gentleman of the 2nd part, and Godfrey Watkinson of Brampton, Derbyshire gentleman, and Mary Watkinson, spinster, his only daughter of the 3rd part

Whereby, in consideration of an intended marriage between the said Nicholas Bright and Mary Watkinson, and of £500 to be paid by the said Godfrey Watkinson to the said Nicholas Bright for the marriage portion and jointure; he the said John Bright the father granted unto John Bright the son and Marmaduke Carver, a messuage in Bradway, Derbyshire, where Robert Ashton, esquire, then deceased formerly dwelt, and where William Webster then dwelt ; also a malthouse then in the occupation of Jo .. Jowett, formerly in the tenure of the said Robert Ashton ; and many closes in Bradway aforesaid, fully described.

In the description of which the following names of persons and places occur ; namely, Great Ox Close, Little Ox Close, Starnhill Greave alias Standell Greave, Doales, Upper Broomfeild, Neather Broomfeild, Upper Bradway Bank, Neather Bradway Bank, Tofts, Douse Holme (wherein one " smilting [smelting] house or milne"), Milne Feild, Upper Stubbing, Middle Stubbing, Neather Stubbing, Croft …, … Leys, Orchard, Storth, Norton, William Webster, John Jowett, Cow Close, Nicholas Stones gentleman, Mickley Lane, rectory of Norton, "monestery or pryory of Beaucheiffe," [Beauchief Abbey], John Bullok father of William Bullok "under whome the said John Bright claymed," Richard Roberts and George Tyte of London gentlemen, King James, Westminster, manor of East Greenwich, Kent, Stone Quarry, Thomas Offerton.

The trusts of the settlement were: to the use of Nicholas for life; then to his wife for her life ; after the death of the survivor of them to their children; and in default of issue, to the right heirs of Nicholas.

The settled property included a rent of 44s 6d, two hens, the services of finding arrows in time of war, and a dinner at such time as a court should be kep

Witnesses: Seth Ellis, Saml Bright, George Carver, William Wylde, Anne Sneyd.
Date12 Oct 1717
Extent1 item
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