|Content Description||First Party: William, Duke and Earl of Portland, Marquess of Titchfield, Viscount Cirencester and Baron of Woodstock, KG.|
Second Party: Thomas Hay, Viscount Dupplin; and John Lucas of the Inner Temple, London, Esq.
Third Party: Edward, Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer (late Edward Harley the younger of Eyewood, Herefordshire, Esq.; and Robert Harley of Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex, Esq. (younger brother of the said Earl).
Release (lease wanting) by (1) to (3) of the manor of Grantham, Lincolnshire, etc. and the manors of Dracklow and Rudheath, Cheshire, etc. as specified, to the use of (1) for life, thence to his eldest son, Marquess of Titchfield, and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to the younger sons of the Duke of Portland successively in tail male, etc., etc.
[Sale of unsettled estate by the Duke to the trustees of his marriage settlement who have bought same using the proceeds from the division - in effect, partial sale - of the Hampshire estate, to be settled upon the trusts of the settlement in the room of the property sold.]
Consideration: £15645 13s 0.25d by (2) to (1) (being the money paid by the Duke of Beaufort's trustees to the Duke of Portland's trustees (plus 0.125d) to equalise the value of the Hampshire property taken by the two sides upon partition under the act of Parliament of 14 George II).
Recites the act of Parliament of 14 George II (attached) for dividing the Hampshire estate that has come to the Dukes of Portland and Beaufort as heirs of the Wriothesleys, Earls of Southampton (the act being necessary because of the terms of the Duke of Portland's marriage settlement and the minority of Marquess of Titchfield).
Schedules of leases: manor of Grantham; Manor of Dracklow and Rudheath.
'An Act for Establishing and Confirming a Partition agreed to be made between Henry Duke of Beaufort, and William Duke of Portland, of the several Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in the Counties of Southampton and Wilts, whereof they are seised as Tenants in Common; and for settling their specifick Shares and Allotments to such uses as their undivided Moieties thereof now stand limited, and for other Purposes theirin mentioned'.