TitlePrenuptial settlement
Description<head>Scope and Content</head><p>Nicholas Burley in the county of York, gentleman, to John Townley of Newhouse in the parish of Huthersfield, esquire, and John Hobson the younger of Dodworth Greene, farmer, (trustees) and Elizabeth Prince, eldest daughter of Matthew Prince; in consideration of the marriage to be had between Burley and Elizabeth Prince, a dowry of £180 and certain messuages and lands conveyed by a lease and release (the release of even date). Capital messuage called the Haslehurst in Norton and closes, etc., called the Bree yard, the Hopp yard, the Horserig croft, the near Smithyfield, the damsteads, the farr smithy field, the Nether Knowles, the Long jackfield, the over Knowles, the nether jackfield, the Culney field, the Fitch field, the Rye field, the little Hell Clough, the Great Hell Clough, the Marle lande, the meadow, the Stonyfield, etc. (now in the occupation of Thomas Burley, father of Nicholas); to uses, for Elizabeth&apos;s jointure.</p>
Date20 Dec 1703
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