|Content Description||The case has been brought by the legatees and creditors of Sir Thomas Williamson, against the various trustees named in his will [see Ne D 4138 for details]; notes that Sir Thomas was seized in fee of his property in Walkeringham, Nottinghamshire, and conveyed the property by indenture dated 31 May 1670 to the 3rd Earl of Clare and others for the term of 10,000 years; details of further conveyances are recited [see below for details]; details provided regarding the administration of the estate of Sir Thomas following his death and the various payments made or not made; discussions and possible arrangements made for the repayment of the various sums of money, including the possible selling of the term of 99 years.|
Recites all the legacies and bequests made in the will of Sir Thomas and also all those to whom he owed money to; provides details of advice given regarding the payment of the various debts, including the fact that the sum of £3400. with interest owing to John Hoskins should be paid first; records fact that Jane Williamson, by an indenture dated 26 Feb. 1703/4 did assign her portion of £500., devised under the will of Sir Thomas, to her brother William; notes fact that the defendents may convey the inheritance of the property by way of mortgage for the securing of the sum of £3500..
Court orders that the trust, estate and term is to be sold for the payment of the legacies and debts of Sir Thomas, with any interest now due; the trustees and William Williamson are to join together for the mortgaging of the term of 10,000 years, and that the inheritance is to be conveyed to such person in trust; further ordered that the legacies for Rebecca, Dorothy and Elizabeth Williamson are to be placed out at interest for their benefit upon security, and the same is to be done for the complainant, the infant Gibson.
The conveyances in order are: lease and release dated 13-14 Oct. 1693 [see Ne D 4122-4123 for details]; fact that the property was conveyed by Thomas White and Robert Shafto to an unnamed individual by way of mortgage for the securing of the sum of £3500. for the payment of Sir Thomas's debts, which in turn became vested in Thomas Gibson, in trust for James Whitchurch and Henry Pinnell for the residue of the term of 10,000 years; assignment dated 25 Mar. 1698 [see Ne D 4137 for details]; lease and release dated 24-25 Mar. 1698 [see Ne D 4134-4136 for details]; will of Sir Thomas dated 4 Apr. 1703 [see Ne D 4138 for details].
The trustees are White, Shafto, Robert Williamson, William Fenwick and Stephen Waile.
Dated Hillary Term 1703 old style; this has been corrected to 1704 new style.