Document ReferencePl F3/3/50
TitleSurrender of a term of years in the Northumberland estates of the Earl and Countess of Oxford and Mortimer upon redemption of mortgage; 7 Apr. 740
Date7 April 1740
Extent2 membranes
Content DescriptionFirst Party: Samuel Gowland of the parish of St Clement Danes, Middlesex, gentleman; and Ralph Gowland of the City of Durham, gentleman (executors of their late father Ralph Gowland of Durham).

Second Party: Edward, Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer; and Henrietta Cavendish Holles, Countess of Oxford and Countess Mortimer (his wife).

Third Party: Rt Hon. John Verney, Esq., Master of the Rolls; Robert Harley of Lincoln's Inne, Middlesex, Esq.; and James West late of the Middle Temple, London and now of Lincoln's Inne, Middlesex, Esq.

Surrender by (1) to (3) of a term of 99 years to merge in the freehold of the Northumberland estates of (1) upon the repayment of the outstanding amount of the mortgage secured by the term.

Recites mortgage of the Northumberland estates to Gowland the elder on 11 Nov. 1723 to secure £8000.

[In the recitals to Pl F3/3/51 the repayment of this mortgage is connected with the sale of the Wimpole estate in Cambridgeshire and was presumed to be a charge on part thereof.]

Consideration: £4054 by (3) to (1).

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA1048Harley; Henrietta Cavendish (1694-1755); Countess of Oxford and Mortimer; née Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles wife of the 2nd Earl of Oxford1694-1755
NA18798Harley; Robert (c.1706-1774); Mr; brother of 3rd Earl of Oxford; fought Leominster election against Capel Hanburyc.1706-1774
NA39354Verney; John (1699-1741); Mr; PC MP judge; Master of the Rolls 1738-41; trustee of Countess of Oxford's estates1699-1741
NA12220West; James (1703-1772); Mr; Joint-Secretary of the Exchequer 1741-1762; M.P. St Albans 1741-1762 Boroughbridge 1768-17721703-1772
NA39400Gowland; Samuel (fl 1708-1742); Mr; son of Ralph Gowland; of Grays Inn Londonfl 1708-1742
NA39384Gowland; Ralph (-1749); Mr; son of Ralph Gowland; attorney and agent of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Northumberland-1749
NA23896Gowland; Ralph (-1728); Mr; agent of 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne and 2nd Earl of Oxford in Northumberland-1728
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