The Honourable Elizabeth Richardson

Marriage / Family Settlements


Tripartite Indenture of 3 February 1737

Deed to lead the uses of assigns of the marriage of William Jermy and the Honourable Elizabeth Jermy, his wife.

This was a document laying down the manner in which the estates of John Jermy and his son William Jermy were to be passed down to the children of William & Elizabeth Jermy.

It was between John Jermy in the precinct of the Cathedral Church of Norwich, Esq., of the first part; William Jermy only son and heir of John Jermy aforesaid, son of Mary Starkey deceased, and the Honourable Elizabeth wife of William Jermy, only sister and heir of Right Honourable William Lord Richardson, Baron Cramond of the second part; and John Browne Esq., of Colton, Norfolk and Isaac Preston of Norwich, Esq., of the third part.

In consideration of a marriage already solemnized between the said William and Elizabeth, and £5 000 received by William Jermy from Elizabeth his wife on their marriage.

Estates

The Manors and Lordships of Bayfield and Glandford, including the mansion house called Bayfield Hall, with their Rights, Members and Appurtenances, and all and singular the Messuages, Houses, Cottages, Edifices, Buildings, Barnes, Stables, Yards, Gardens, Orchards, Dove houses, Lands, Meadows, Pastures, Feedings, Woods, Underwoods, Waters, Fishings, Swan Marks, Royalties, Estrays, Deodands, Goods of Fellons, or Fellons of themselves, Rents, Reversions, Services, Commons, Common of Pasture, Wastes, Heaths, Fold, Courses, Sheep, Walks, Liberty of Fold, Courts Baron, Courts Leet, Views of Frankpledge, plus all houses and lands situated in Bayfield and Glandford, Letheringsett, Saxlingham, Blakeney, Cley, Kelling, Holt, Hunworth, Sloley, Bodham and Beckham, in possession or occupation of Richard Williams.

The several Manors of Tasburgh, Uphall, Boylands and Hunts, with their Rights, Members and Appurtenances, and all and singular the Messuages, Houses, Cottages, Edifices, Buildings, Barnes, Stables, Yards, Gardens, Orchards, Dove houses, Lands, Meadows, Pastures, Feedings, Woods, Underwoods, Waters, Fishings, Swan Marks, Royalties, Estrays, Deodands, Goods of Fellons, or Fellons of themselves, Rents, Reversions, Services, Commons, Common of Pasture, Wastes, Heaths, Fold, Courses, Sheep, Walks, Liberty of Fold, Courts Baron, Courts Leet, Views of Frankpledge plus all houses and lands situated in Tasburgh, Stratton St Michael, Stratton St Mary, Tharston, Newton, Saxlingham next Newton, Florden and Hempnall, in possession or occupation of Henry Dodd.

All the messuage or farm houses, outhouses, barns, stables, yards, edifices, and buildings situated in Felmingham in possession or occupation of widow Allison.


Indenture in Five parts of 7 February 1737

Deed to lead the uses of assigns of the marriage of William Jermy and the Honourable Elizabeth Jermy, his wife.

This was a document laying down the manner in which the estates of The Honourable Elizabeth Jermy (which she inherited as the sole heir of her brother Right Honourable William Lord Richardson, Baron Cramond) were to be passed down to the children of William & Elizabeth, and held in trust for the use of named persons, who would provide an annual rent to William & Elizabeth Jermy. It was written in a very similar manner and form to the Tripartite Indenture described above.

It was between William Jermy and The Honourable Elizabeth Jermy of the first part; Archibald Hutcheson of the Middle Temple and Rev. Nicholas Penny, Dean of Litchfield of the second part; Sir Benjamin Wrench and Richard Reppes Browne of the third part; Richard Fuller of the Inner Temple and John Browne of the fourth part; and Isaac Preston and Dr Wharton Peck of the fifth part.

Estates

Manor of Stanfield Hall, including the mansion house called Stanfield Hall, with their Rights, Members and Appurtenances, and all and singular the Messuages, Houses, Cottages, Edifices, Buildings, Barnes, Stables, Yards, Gardens, Orchards, Dove houses, Lands, Meadows, Pastures, Feedings, Woods, Underwoods, Waters, Fishings, Swan Marks, Royalties, Estrays, Deodands, Goods of Fellons, or Fellons of themselves, Rents, Reversions, Services, Commons, Common of Pasture, Wastes, Heaths, Fold, Courses, Sheep, Walks, Liberty of Fold, Courts Baron, Courts Leet, Views of Frankpledge, plus all houses and lands situated in Wymondham, Hethel, Ketteringham, Hethersett, Wrenningham and East Carlton, in possession or occupation of Roger Sewell and Isaac Stephenson.

Manor of Little Hockham, with their Rights, Members and Appurtenances, and all and singular the Messuages, Houses, Cottages, Edifices, Buildings, Barnes, Stables, Yards, Gardens, Orchards, Dove houses, Lands, Meadows, Pastures, Feedings, Woods, Underwoods, Waters, Fishings, Swan Marks, Royalties, Estrays, Deodands, Goods of Fellons, or Fellons of themselves, Rents, Reversions, Services, Commons, Common of Pasture, Wastes, Heaths, Fold, Courses, Sheep, Walks, Liberty of Fold, Courts Baron, Courts Leet, Views of Frankpledge, including all houses and lands situated in Little Hockham, Great Hockham, Illington, East Wrotham and Larling in possession or occupation of Robert Tirrell.

All the messuage or farm houses, outhouses, barns, stables, yards, edifices, and buildings situated in Castleacre and Newton next Castleacre in possession or occupation of Francis Coe, plus accompanying farms.

All the messuage or farm houses, outhouses, barns, stables, yards, edifices, and buildings situated in Southacre in possession or occupation of John Cheverell, plus accompanying farms.

All the messuage or farm houses, outhouses, barns, stables, yards, edifices, and buildings situated in East Walton in possession or occupation of James Wingfield, plus accompanying farms.

All the messuage or farm houses, outhouses, barns, stables, yards, edifices, and buildings situated in Newton Castleacre in possession or occupation of Anthony Crow, plus accompanying farms.

All the messuage or farm houses, outhouses, barns, stables, yards, edifices, and buildings situated in Swardeston, Intwood, Mulbarton and East Carlton in possession or occupation of Thomas Threxton, plus accompanying farms.

All the messuage or farm houses, outhouses, barns, stables, yards, edifices, and buildings situated in Fritton in possession or occupation of Thomas Souther, plus accompanying farms lying in Fritton and Mourning Thorpe.

All the messuage or farm houses, outhouses, barns, stables, yards, edifices, and buildings situated in Suffield in possession or occupation of Nicholas Evered, plus accompanying farms lying in Felmingham, Gunton and Antingham.

All the messuage or farm houses, outhouses, barns, stables, yards, edifices, and buildings situated in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire in possession or occupation of David Waite, plus accompanying farms.

All those messuages houses or tenements with their yards or gardens lying in the Parish of St Andrew in the City of Norwich, being occupied by Miles Bradford and Robert Woodward, and also all those messuages houses or tenements with their yards or gardens lying in the Parish of St John Maddermarket in the City of Norwich, being occupied by Jonathan Bridge, widow French, Thomas Allison, James Spencer, Edmund Crotch, Mary Ryleigh, Sarah Dymond, John Clark, Sarah French, John Smith, Samuel Holland, Ann Alcock, John Megoe, Thomas Hunton, and Joseph Summers, and also the parcel of ground commonly used for a bleaching ground, lying in Heigham, in the possession of ? Dawson.

Trusts & other terms

The Stanfield Manor to the use and behoof of Sir Benjamin Wrench and Richard Reppes Brown for a period of ninety nine years.

The Manor of Little Hockham and the several messuages in Suffield, Felmingham, Gunton and Antingham, and in Fritton and Mourning Thorpe in possession of Nicholas Evered and Thomas Souther to the use and behoof of John Browne and Richard Fuller for a period of one hundred years, and then to the use and behoof of Archibald Hutcheson and Nicholas Penny.

Several messuages in Skirbeck, Castleacre, Newton Castleacre, Southacre, East Walton, Swardeston, and tenements, houses, lands and grounds in Norwich to the use and behoof of William Jermy for the use of his natural life, then to Elizabeth Jermy for the use of her natural life, and then to such persons as detailed in last will of Elizabeth Jermy.

All rents, issues and profits to pass to William Jermy and Elizabeth his wife, and to any lawfully begotten children. If children under twenty one years old, Sir Benjamin Wrench and Richard Reppes Brown to act as trustees for them.

All rents, issues and profits from Manor of Little Hockam and land in possession of Robert Tirrell, Nicholas Evered and Thomas Souther to be paid into the hands of Elizabeth Jermy, in addition to the yearly sum of £200 to be paid to Elizabeth Jermy, the wife of William Jermy, for her sole and separate use.

Isaac Preston and Wharton Peck to act as executors, administrators and assigns for William Jermy.

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It is clear that the estates brought to the marriage by the Honourable Elizabeth Richardson (through her inheritences) were equal to or greater than those of William Jermy. She lost control of them, as was the law of the time, but at least in theory she was provided for with rents and stipends from her previous estates. Of course, in reality the marriage didn't last, there were no children, and both partners died young.