Document ReferenceNe 6 D 2/47/131-132
TitleLease and release from Edward Michael Conolly esq. and others to Messrs Howard, Blount and Wright of hereditaments in the parish of Whitwell, Derbyshire; 3-4 May 1839
Date3 May 1839-4 May 1839
Extent6 membranes
Content DescriptionFirst Party: Bernard Edward [Howard, 12th] Duke of Norfolk; Henry Charles [Howard] Earl of Surrey [later 13th Duke of Norfolk]; and Henry Granville Howard, commonly called Lord Fitzalan [later 14th Duke of Norfolk].

Second Party: Edward Michael Conolly, esquire of Castleton, Co. Kildare, Ireland; Harriett Margaret [Le Poer-Trench] Dowager Countess of Clancarty; George Byng, esquire of Wrotham Park, Middlesex; Richard W.H.H. Vyse, esquire of Stoke Place, Buckinghamshire; Henry C.E. Vernon, esquire of Hilton Park, Staffordshire.

Third Party: Henry Howard, esquire of Greystoke Castle, Cumberland; Edward Blount, esquire of John Street, St James's Square, Middlesex; and John Wright, banker of Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, Middlesex.

Lease and release from (2) at the request of (1), to (3) of several messuages, closes or parcels of land, with all manner of heriditaments and appurtenances in Whitwell, Derbyshire; noted that the property is that recited at (b) below.

Details of the property are: a messuage in the occupation of Edward Allison and the following closes of land [in all cases acreages are provided]: Quarry Close Meadow, Quarry Close, Nether Coldwell Close, the Bottoms, Great Coldwell Close, the Pingle, Clapper Fields, Turn? Pingle, Upper Thistle Field, Nether Thistle Field, Little Coldwell Close, Wood Bottoms, the Old Lane, Thistley Close, Pudding Poke Close, Thistley Field, Calf Close, the Orchard, a parcel of land on which the homestead stands, and part of Homestead Close.

Also of a messuage in Whitwell in the occupation of Robert Milner and the following closes [details of acreages provided]: Ford Close, Ford Field, High Field Bottoms, High Field, Spring Close, Thorpe Field, Chapel Yard, land on which the homestead stands, part of Homestead Close, Whitfield, Pencroft and Nether Shireoaks Close.

All the above property was once part of Steetly Farm in the occupation of Ralph Hancock.

Recitals: (a) details of an indenture of lease and release dated 10-11 Jun. 1767; (b) details of an indenture of lease and release dated 15-16 Jan. 1770; (c) details of a deed poll dated 28 Apr. 1770; (d) fact that no settlement was ever made in pursuance of the trust declared by the deed poll at (c) above; (e) fact that Edward [Howard, 9th] Duke of Norfolk died in 1777 without issue, and so Charles Howard the elder became [10th] Duke of Norfolk and he died in 1786 without any other issue than Charles Howard the younger [later 11th Duke of Norfolk]; (f) details of an indenture of lease and release dated 25-26 Nov. 1814; (g) details of an indenture of lease, appointment and release dated 25-26 Dec. 1814; (h) fact that Charles [11th] Duke of Norfolk died in 1815 without any male issue, and so Bernard Edward Howard became [12th] Duke of Norfolk and Henry Charles Howard assumed the title Earl of Surrey; (i) details of an indenture dated 12 Aug. 1837; (j) details of an act of parliament made 1-2 Victoria [1837-1839] concerning the settlement of the Duke of Norfolk's estates; (k) details of an indenture of lease, appointment and release dated 12-13 Mar. 1839; (l) fact that William [Wentworth, 2nd] Earl of Strafford in whom the legal estate of the property in Derbyshire is vested died in 1791 intestate and without issue; (m) by virtue of the line of descent, as shown in the attached pedigree, the legal estate of the property is now vested in (2) as the heirs at law of 2nd Earl of Strafford.

Includes a family tree showing the descendents of Thomas Wentworth, 3rd Earl of Strafford [1st earl of 2nd creation]; all of the descendents who are party to the deed are underlined in blue pencil.
Termestate business, conveyances, Whitwell (Derbyshire)
estate business, releases, Whitwell (Derbyshire)
legal business, title, Earls of Strafford
genealogy, family trees, Earl of Strafford
Physical DescriptionFourteen applied seals - red and black wax

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA13390Howard; Bernard Edward (1765-1842); 12th Duke of Norfolk; succ. 1815; styled Earl of Surrey until 18151765-1842
NA9420Howard; Henry C. (1791-1856); 13th Duke of Norfolk; M.P. succeeded 1815 styled Earl of Surrey 1815-421791-1856
NA16091Howard; Henry Granville Fitzalan- (1815-1860); 14th Duke of Norfolk; succ. 1856; originally Howard, assumed additional surname Fitzalan; styled Earl of Arundel and Surrey 1842-18561815-1860
NA56159Conolly; Edward M. (1786-1848); Mr; né Pakenham; assumed surname Conolly 1821; M.P. for County Donegal Ireland; son of Sir Thomas Pakenham1786-1848
NA56160Trench; Harriet Margaret Le Poer- (1771-1847); Countess of Clancarty; née Staples; dau. of The Right Hon John Staples of Lissan Tyrone; m. 2nd Earl of Clancarty 17961771-1847
NA56161Byng; George (1764-1847); Mr; of Wrotham Park Middlesex; M.P. for Middlesex1764-1847
NA55995Vyse; Richard W. Howard (1784-1853); Major General; explorer and Major General in the Bristish Army; M.P. for Beverley 1807-1812 and Honiton 1812-1818; son of Richard Vyse1784-1853
NA56162Vernon; Henry C.E. (1779-1861); Colonel; Colonel in the British Army; of Hilton Park Staffordshire; son of Henry Vernon1779-1861
NA50589Howard; Henry (1802-1875); Mr; of Greystoke Castle; son of Lord Henry Howard Molyneux Howard; M.P. Steyning 1824-1826; Shoreham 1826-18321802-1875
NA56058Blount; Edward (fl 1823-1839); Mr; 'esquire'; firstly of Bellamore Staffordshire and afterwards of John Street Covent Garden Middx; trustee of the 12th Duke of Norfolkfl 1823-1839
NA56072Wright; John (fl 1839-1840); Mr; banker of Henrietta Street Covent Garden Middxfl 1839-1840
NA29956Wentworth; Thomas (1672-1739); 1st Earl of Strafford; succ. as Baron Raby 1695; 1st Earl of of 2nd creation; cr. Earl 1711; ambassador to Hague 1711-17141672-1739
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