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TitleSettlement made by the Countess Dowager of Northumberland prior to her marriage with Ralph Montagu; 15-16 Aug. 1673
Date15 August 1673-16 August 1673
Extent1 + 4 membranes
Content DescriptionFirst Party: Elizabeth, Countess Dowager of Northumberland (late wife of Joceline, earl of Northumberland and one of the three daughters and coheirs of Thomas, Earl of Southampton, deceased).

Second Party: Arthur, Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, PC; Sir Phillipp Warwick of Chislehurst, Kent, knight; and Thomas Corderoy of Titchfield, Hampshire, gentleman.

Third Party: Rt Hon. Ralph Montagu, Esq., Master of HM Great Wardrobe, Master of the Horse to the Queen, PC. (son of Edward, Lord Montagu of Boughton)

Lease and release by (1) to (2) of the manor and site of the dissolved monastery of Bewley alias Beaulieu, Hampshire with the parsonage and tithes of Beaulieu; Ipley Grange, Hampshire; a rentcharge on property in the Isle of Wight; the capital messuage of Bull Hall, Southampton and other messuages in the town; the land on which the great messuage of Southampton House formerly stood, with all buildings formerly a part of it, in the parish of St Andrew Hoborne, Middlesex; the advowsons of St Peter Cheap and of St Andrew Holborne in the City of London; and all lands etc. of (1) in Bewley etc., Limmington, Eling and Dibden, Hampshire, and in the specified parishes of the town and county of the town of Southampton, and of Middlesex and London.

To stand seized of the premises to such uses as (1) shall appoint, and in default of such appointment, after her decease, to pay the one third share of the annuities under the will of Thomas, Earl of Southampton (to the Countess Dowager of Southampton and others specified) and the share of various mortgage debts etc. left by the said Earl of Southampton, and subject thereto, to the use of (3) for life, thence to the eldest son of the marriage and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to the younger sons of the marriage successively and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder to Lady Elizabeth Percy (daughter and only surviving child of (1) by her first marriage) and to all other daughters of (1) by this second marriage and the heirs of their bodies;

With remainder to Lady Elizabeth Noel and Lady Rachel Vaughan, sisters of (1), and the heirs of their bodies as tenants in common (but the trustees only to pay over the rents to those two ladies if they are married at that stage and not to vest any of the estates in them), with ultimate remainder to the right heirs of Thomas, Earl of Southampton.
Termadvowsons, St Andrew Holborn
advowsons, St Peter Cheap
advowsons, Beaulieu
tithes, Beaulieu

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA69389Percy; Joceline (1644-1670); 5th Earl of Northumberland; succ. 1668 of the 5th creation; styled Lord Percy until 16681644-1670
NA28637Montagu; Edward (1616-1684); 2nd Baron Montagu; M.P.1616-1684
NA30461Montagu; Ralph (1638-1709); 1st Duke of Montagu; styled Earl of Montagu 1689-17051638-1709
NA69499Montagu; Elizabeth (-1690); Countess of Montagu; née Wriothesley dau. of 4th Earl of Southampton; widow of Joceline 11th Earl of Northumberland; first wife of 1st Duke of Montagu-1690
NA69504Corderoy; Thomas (fl 1673); Mr; of Titchfieldfl 1673
NA69387Capell; Arthur (1632-1683); 1st Earl of Essex1632-1683
NA69505Warwick; Phillip (1609-1683); Sir; knighted 1660; politician and historian; M.P. for Radnor 1640-1644 and Westminster 1661-1678; secretary to Charles I 1647; managed treasury for Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton 1660-1667 1609-1683
NA18590Russell; Rachel (c.1636-1723); Lady; née Wriothesley; 2nd dau. of 4th Earl of Southampton; m 1stly Lord Francis Vaughan, m 2ndly Lord William Russell 1669c.1636-1723
NA69506Noel; Elizabeth (-1680); Lady; née Wriothesley dau. of Thomas Earl of Southampton; wife of Edward Noel subsequently 1st Earl of Gainsborough; grandmother of 1st Duchess of Portland-1680
NA18595Seymour; Elizabeth (1667-1722); Duchess of Somerset; née Percy; m 1st Henry Cavendish later Percy; 2nd Thomas Thynne; 3rd in 1682 6th Duke of Somerset1667-1722
NA969Wriothesley; Thomas (1608-1667); 4th Earl of Southampton1608-1667
NA69507Darcy; Frances (-1681); Countess of Holdernesse; née Seymour dau of 2nd Duke of Somerset; widow of 2nd Viscount Molyneux; widow of 4th Earl of Southampton; wife of 2nd Earl of Holdernesse-1681
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