31 January 1761
5. A legal document about Philip Doddridge’s properties in Middlesex, dated 31 January 1761, concerning Doddridge’s son, Philip, and his cousin, Mary Doddridge.1
It is this Day Agreed between Philip Dodderidge of Saint Albans in the county of Hertford Gentleman and Thomas Ryder of Lincoln’s Inn in the County of Middlesex Genbtleman for and on behalf of his Grace the Duke of Argyll as follows
Whereas the said Philip Dodderidge is [?] to him and his Heirs according to the Custom of the Manor of ^Twickenham^ in the County of Middlesex or Intitled unto divers Copyhold Lands and Hereditaments held of the said Manor All or the greatest part whereof are Subject to Two mortgages for the Several Sums of Three Hundred and fifty Pounds and – interest and Eighty Pounds and Interest And also Subject as to a Moiety of Three acres ^and a half^ only of Land part of the said Premises to an Estate
for life therein to Mrs Jane ^Mary^ Dodderidge and her Heirs
And Whereas the said Thomas Ryder on behalf of the said Duke hath contracted with the said Philip Dodderidge for the Purchase of all his Copyhold Lands Tenements and Hereditaments held of the said Manor in Consideration of the Sum of Eight Hundred and Ten Pounds – out of which Sum it hath been agreed that the said Two Principal Sums of Three Hundred and Fifty Pounds and Eighty Pounds and all Interest due thereon and all other Incumbrances on the said Premises shall be paid and satisfyed thereout and also that the Estate
for life of the said Jane ^Mary^ Dodderidge shall be purchased and paid for out of the said Sum of Eight Hundred and Ten Pounds and that the said Several Mortgages the said Jane ^Mary^ Dodderidge and also the said Philip Dodderidge shall Surrender the said premises and all their Estate therein to the said Duke and his Heirs To the End that the said Duke abd his Heirs may hold and enjoy the same free from all Incumbrances whatsoever but the said Philip Dodderidge having an Imediate occasion for the sum of one Hundred and Twenty Pounds part of the said Consideration – Money hath requested the said Duke to Advance the same which the said Duke hath agreed to do on the said Philip Dodderidge surrendering his Equity of Redemption and all his Estate and Interest in the said Premises to the said Duke and his Heirs which the said Philip Dodderidge hath this day accordingly done and the said Thomas Ryder on behalf of the said Duke hath paid to him the said Philip Dodderidge the said Sum of one Hundred and Twenty Pounds and with regard to the residue of the said consideration – money being the sum of Six Hundred and Ninety Pounds It is agreed between the said partys that the same shall remain in the Hands of the said Duke of Argyll until the said Mortgages and the said Jane [should have been marked out like the previous ones and replaced by “Mary”] Dodderidge shall have Surrendered and Released their respective Estates and Interests in the said Premises To the said Duke and his Heirs free from all Incumbrances done by them – And that when such Surrenders shall be so made and after Satisfaction made to the several persons aforesaid of what shall be respectively due to them out of the said sum of Six Hundred and Ninety Pounds that then the said Thomas Ryder on behalf of the said Duke doth agree to pay to the said Philip Dodderidge what shall then remain of the said purchase money And the said Philip Dodderidge Doth Agree to Procure the said Mortgagees and also the said Jane ^Mary^ Dodderidge to make such Surrenders as aforesaid within the space of Six Months next ensuing the Date hereof As Witness their Hands this thirty first day of January in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty one
Witness Phi: Doddridge
Tho: Ryder Jr
Memd. That the Moiety of the three Rows and an half of Land part of the prem[ises] Contracted for by the sd Duke hath not been Surrendd to the sd Duke the sd Philip Doddridge doth therefore agree to procure the sd Mary Doddridge who is intitled to the Moiety to Surre[nder] the same to the sd Duke and his [?] and that the Conson[?] to be pd for the same shall be pd out of the sd £600.
1 London Metropolitan Archives, acc. MS 1149/106.