|Content Description||First Party: Robert Harley of Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex, Esq.; and James West of Lincoln's Inn Fields, Middlesex, Esq.|
Second Party: Margaret Cavendish, Duchess Dowager of Portland.
Third Party: William Henry Cavendish, Duke of Portland.
Fourth Party: Henry, Lord Digby.
Lease and release by (1) and (2) to (4) of: the Manors of Mansfield, Clipstone and Edwinstow, and the mansion house and park of Welbeck, and all other estates, granges and warrens in Nottinghamshire specified in the first annexed schedule; and the Manors of Chesterfield, Brampton, Newbold, Woodthorpe, Clown, Barlow and Bolsover, and all other estates in Derbyshire specified in the second annexed schedule. By way of mortgage to secure £23333 6s 8d and interest, subject to the assignments and mortgages of 1 Nov. 1738 to the Duke of Argyll and Greenwich, to secure £50600 (Pl F3/3/43-45).
Recites the 1734 marriage settlement of (2) and the 2nd Duke of Portland (Pl F2/4/4), the will of Henrietta, Countess of Oxford and Mortimer (Pl F3/7/6), the 1763 marriage settlement of Henrietta, Countess of Stamford, and subsequent deeds relating to the payment of £23333 6s 8d to her for her marriage portion and the assignment of the charge to be raised on the 'maternal' estates for that amount to (3), who had paid the money out of his own personal estate,
Consideration: £23333 6s 8d by (4) to (3) to discharge the amount owed to (3) by (1) as trustees of the 'maternal' estates.
Schedules of the rentals of the Nottinghamshire (i) and Derbyshire (ii) estates conveyed to Lord Digby by way of mortgage.
Endorsed on release, 20 May 1768:
Deed poll declaration and deed of further charge by (1), (2), (3) and (4) and by Stephen, Earl of Ilchester that the sum of £23333 6s 8d was the property of Ilchester, who had agreed to lend the sum of £31000 to repay the representatives of John, Duke of Argyll and Greenwich; reciting deeds of assignment and release of even date by the Duke of Argyll's representatives; and charging the £31000 and £23333 6s 8d as a single mortgage of £54333 6s 8d on the premises. [See Pl F3/3/43].
Endorsed, lease on lease and release on release, 13-14 Apr. 1778:
Deed poll lease and release of the premises by William Henry Cavendish, Duke of Portland, Henry, Lord Digby, and Henry Thomas, Earl of Ilchester and Baron Stavordale (eldest son and heir at law, devisee, residuary legatee and sole executor of Stephen, Earl of Ilchester, deceased), being a transfer of the mortgage for £23333 6s 8d to Keene Stables of Margaret Street, Westminster, Esq.
Endorsed, lease on lease and release on release, 26-27 Apr. 1784:
First Party: Keene Stables of the parish of St Margaret Westminster, Middlesex, Esq.
Second Party: Rt Hon. Richard Rigby of Mistley Hall, Essex, Esq.
Lease and release by (1) to (2) of the premises being a transfer of the mortgage for £23333 6s 8d to (2) for a nominal consideration; recites that the money advanced in 1778 in the name of (1) was the property of (2).