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This Indenture made the Eighteenth day of July in the twenty sixth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland being defender of the Faith And in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty six Between Thomas Richard Beaumont of Darton in the County of York Esquire of the first part Sir Thomas Blackett formerly called Sir Thomas Wentworth of Bretton Hall in the Parish of Silkston in the said County of York Baronet of the second part John Bingley of Monkbretton otherwise Burton in the Parish of Royston in the said County of York Esquire and Mark Skelton of Birthwaite Hall in the Parish of Darton aforesaid Gentleman of the third part The same Sir Thomas Blackett and Richard Henry Beaumont of Whitley Beaumont in the parish of Kirkheaton in the said County of York Esquire of the fourth part and Bentley Bennett of Keddington in the County of Lincoln Esquire and Ayscoghe Bennett of Aldermanbury in the City of London Merchant of the fifth part and Diana Wentworth spinster Daughter of the said Sir Thomas Blackett Baronet of the sixth part Whereas Marriage is Agreed upon and intended by the <permission> of God to be shortly had and solemnized between the said Thomas Richard Beaumont and the said Diana Wentworth Now this Indenture Witnesseth that for and in Consideration of the said intended marriage and of the sum of Five thousand pounds of Good and lawful Money of Great Britain secured by the said Sir Thomas Blackett by his Bond bearing equal date with these presents in the Penal Sum of Ten thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to the said John Bingley and Mark Skelton their Executors Administrators or Assigns with Condition to be void if the said Sir Thomas Blackett his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns shall pay or cause to be paid within the space of Two Years after the solemnisation of the said intended Marriage the Principal Sum of Five thousand pounds together with Interest for the same after the rate of Five pounds Per Cent in manner following that is to say so much thereof as shall be necessary and sufficient to be paid and applied in the discharge of certain Mortgage debts amounting together to the principal sum of Four thousand pounds which together with Interest for the same are now a charge upon the hereditaments to be limited and settled as hereinafter mentioned or some part thereof and which hereditaments are so agreed and intended to be discharged therefrom [Rest of document text here – c. 13,000 words] [Document signed and sealed by:] Tho Rd Beaumont, Thomas Blackett, John Bingley, Mark Skelton, Diana Wentworth. [Endorsements, on reverse:] Sealed and delivered by the within mentioned Thomas Richard Beaumont and Sir Thomas Blackett Baronet (the lease for a year being first duly executed) in the presence of us. [signed] Sophia Wentworth Jon(atha)n Woodhead Sworn Sealed and delivered by the within mentioned Diana Wentworth in the presence of us. [signed] Sophia Wentworth Jon(atha)n Woodhead Sworn Sealed and delivered by the within mentioned John Bingley and Mark Skelton in the presence of us. [signed] John Roper Jon[atha]n Woodhead Sworn Received the day and year first within written of and from the said Sir Thomas Blackett The Bond within expressed to be given by him to us [signed] John Bingley M. Skelton Witnesses John Roper Jon[atha]n Woodhead Memorial of the within written Deed was registered at Wakefield the Twenty Eighth Day of July Seventeen Hundred and Eighty Six <near twelve at Noon> page 101 and Number 154 [illegible signature] Dep.y Reg[istrar]
This is a stub record of the marriage settlement prior to the marriage of Beaumont to Diana Wentworth, daughter of Sir Thomas Wentworth/Blackett. The document is too long for inclusion in the database. The full document may be downloaded as a PDF from the page found by following the document link above.