Agreement – Margaret Grey to Ralph Grey – 11 Aug 1687

Document Type: Agreement
Date: 11 Aug 1687
Correspondent: Margaret Grey
Recipient: Ralph Grey
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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11th Augt 1687

Margaret Grey to Ralph Grey an article --- whereby She agrees to pass over all her dower of Lands in Backworth

No. 5

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Articles of Agreement Concluded and Agreed upon the Eleaventh Day of August in the Year of our Lord one thousand six hundred Eighty and seavon Betwixt Margaret Grey of Backworth In the County of Northumberland widdow of the one Part And Ralph Grey of the Towne and County of Newcastle upon Tyne Esqr on the Other Part

Imprimis Whereas the above said Ralph Grey att the Death of Ralph Grey his late father which happened about the fifth Day of December one thousand Six Hundred Seauenty and Six was an Infant about Eighteen years of Age and unfit to Mannage the Colyeries Lead Mines and Other Estate which Descended to him from his father by Reason whereof the above named Margarett Gray Tooke upon her the Management of the Same which she Haith Continued unto this present Day By virtue and [Collount] whereof She Haith Recd very Greatt sumes of mony Amounting in all to two thousand nine Hundred Eighty and One Pound one Shilling and six Pence as Appears at large by an accompt Stated and made up betwixt the said Parties the Eleaventh Day of August one thousand six hundred Eighty and Seaven. She having made no other Allowances Payments or Disbursements to or for the use of the said Ralph Grey then in the said accompt is mencioned and sett forth and theire being Really and Bona Fide Due and still unpaid from the said Margarett to the said Ralph the sume of two Thousand foure hundred fifty and six Pounds one shilling and six Pence And whereas by Reason of Insolvent Debts and Other Greett Losses and Misfortunes which she the said Margarett Mett with During the said Time She is not in a Capassity otherwise to Satisfie the said Ralph for the Profitts and Proceed She Recd and Made out of his said Estate During the said Time of Mannagement She the said Margarett (for and in Consideration of the above mencioned sume as alsoe for and in Consideracion of the Sume of One Hundred Pound Secured to be Paid to the said margarett within a fortnight after the date of these payments by a note under Hand and seald of the said Ralph) Doth Covenant Promise and agree to Pass Over to the use of the said Ralph Grey and his Heires By Surrender release or such other Convayance or Customary Setlement as he the said Ralph Grey shall Require or be Advisd to All that her Right Title Estate Interest and Claime of and unto All those Six farmes of Coppyhold land lying and being in Backworth within the mannor of Tynemouth in the County of Northumberland And all that her feild called Pearsons Feild in the Possession of Henry Grower Containing by Estimation one third of two farmes lying and being in Earsden within the said mannor And all her Customary lands called the Rake now in the Possession of Wm Robeson and lying within the said mannor And allsoe all that Customary farme In Preston within the said mannor in the possession of Robt Smallpage And all other her Customary lands and Tenements within the said mannor which were the lands of Ralph Grey her late Husband deceasd All which above mencioned lands she is Intituled Dureing her widdowhood to Enjoy & Possese by vertue of the Costume and usage of the said mannor of Tynemouth

Item the said Ralph Grey for and in Consideracion of the above mencioned Covenants & Agreements Doth by those payments for himselfe his Exts Adms and assignes acquitt Discharge And Release unto the said Margarett Grey her Exts and Adms All and all manner of Action and Actions Suite and Suites which he the said Ralph Grey might have or bring against her or them for the Rents of his lands or other Proffitts or Proceed which she made or Recd out of his above mencioned Estate from the said fifth Day of Decembr one thousand six hundred seaventy and six to this present Day And all other Debts Dues and Demands whatsoever In Wittness whereof the above mencioned Partyes have hereunto Interchangeably sett their hands and seals the day and year first above written

Margarett Grey

Memoranded that the word one hund[red] was Interlined Before the sealing & Delivery of these Presents Signed Sealed & delvrd In the Presents of

Geo: Whinfield

Ro: Fenwick

Tho: Hutchinson
An agreement between Margaret and Ralph Grey, passing over land in Backworth from Margaret to Ralph, previously owned by Ralph Grey, father of Ralph and late husband of Margaret. The estate of Ralph (senior) is described as including lead mines and collieries. Margaret Grey was previously involved in a legal battle with the Briggs/Thorowgood family over proceeds from mines owned jointly by the Greys and Briggs (see entries of 1 June 1680 Margaret Grey, and 10 May 1682 John Franklin)

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