Document ReferencePl F2/4/4
TitleMarriage settlement of the Duke of Portland and Lady Margaret Cavendish Harley; 10 July 1734
Date10 July 1734
Extent8 membranes
Content DescriptionFirst Party: William, Duke and Earl of Portland, Marquess of Tichfield, Viscount Cirencester and Baron of Woodstock.

Second Party: Edward, Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer; and Lady Margarett Cavendish Harley (only daughter of the said Earl).

Third Party: Edward Harley the younger of Eywood. Herefordshire, Esq.; and Robert Harley of Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex, Esq. (younger brother of Edward Harley).

Fourth Party: John, Earl Poulett, KG; and Henry, Viscount Morpeth.

Fifth Party: Henry, Earl of Uxbridge; William, Lord Berkeley, Baron of Stratton, Cornwall.

Release (lease wanting) by (1) to (3):

The Honor of Penrith alias Perith, Cumberland, the demesne lands and rents thereof; and lands and rents in Great Salkeld, Langwathbie, Gamalsbie, Scotby and Castle Sowerby, being members of the said Honor; and lands and tenements in the Wards of Penrith and Gatescale, within the Forest of Inglewood; the rent of the park of Plumpton and Plumpton Head; and other rents and jurisdictions in Cumberland as specified;

The manors of Bulstrode alias Temple Bulstrode and Fulmer, Buckinghamshire; the mansion of Bulstrode House with appurtenances and the park of Bulstrode Park; and all (1)'s estates in Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Gyles, Hedgerley, Fulmer, Langley, Upton, East Burnham, Amersham and Iver alias Ever, Buckinghamshire (of the annual value of £1300 and purchased with £31424 12/- as specified) [part of the money settled by the 1st Earl of Portland in connection with the marriage of his son the future 1st Duke of Portland - see Pl F2/2/1-6 etc.].

The mansion of Theobalds House, Cheshunt; Theobalds Park; and all (1)'s estates in Cheshunt, Enfield, Northall and Waltham in the counties of Hertfordshire and Middlesex;

Soho Fields (previous names given) containing 27a. 2r. of land, in the parishes of St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Giles-in-the-Fields, and St Anne, Westminster, Middlesex, laid out as streets: King's Square alias Soho Square, Greek Street, Church Street [modern Romilly Street], Moore Street, Compton Street [modern Old Compton Street], Frith Street, Charles Street, Sutton Street, Queen Street [modern Bateman Street], Deane Street, Falconberg Court, north side of King Street [modern Shaftesbury Avenue], west side of Crowne Street alias Hog Lane [modern Charing Cross Road], south side of Acton Road alias Oxford Street, Bow Street, Crowne Court, Great Chappell Street, Little Chappell Street, St Annes Court, Milke Alley [modern Bourchier Street], Wardour Street, Rose Street [modern Manette Street], Barwicke Street, Tweed Street and Marlborough Court (of the annual value of £3500)

A moiety of the manors of Tichfield alias Titchfield, Sigenworth, Swanwicke, Charke, Lee Brittaine, Marke Lee, Mirabele, Crofton, Newland, Brownwicke, Hooke Vallence, Hooke Mortimer, Longstocke, Botley and Fairthorne, Hampshire; the site of the monastery of Titchfield; the rectory of Whipstrode St James; the advowsons of Titchfield, Botley and of the free chappel of Whipstrode St James; and all (1)'s estates in Tichfield, Fareham, Botley, Kingsworthy, Longstocke, Rowner and Whipstrode (of the annual value of £1800).

Upon trust. The Bulstrode/Buckinghamshire estates to the Earl of Oxford and Mortimer for a term of 80 years (determining on the death of either the Duke or Lady Margaret) to secure £500 p.a. to Lady Margaret for her separate use as pin money during the joint lives of the Duke and Lady Margaret, otherwise the rents to be received by (1).

All other estates, and the Buckinghamshire estates subject to the foregoing term, to the use of (1) for life. Thence the Soho estate to (4) for a term of 100 years to secure a rentcharge of £1600 to Lady Margaret as her jointure as specified, paying over surplus rents to the tenant for life etc.; and the Cumberland estate to (5) for a term of 600 years to raise £20000 as portions for the younger children of the marriage (to be divided equally as specified).

Subject to all of the foregoing, to the use of the first son of (1) by Lady Margaret 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 (1), his heirs and assigns. Usual provisions for preserving contingent remainders. Power to (1) to make provision of up to £800 p.a. for the jointure of any future wife out of the Soho estate. Leasing powers of the tenant for life (up to 70 years for the Soho estate).

Recites the appointment of the Soho estate for 500 years in 1722 (Pl F2/2/18). Covenant of (1) with the Earl of Oxford and Mortimer to pay the sums due to Lord George for education and maintenance, will pay £30000 to Lord George upon the latter's majority, and cause the term of 500 years to be assigned to the Earl as further security for the payment of Lady Margaret's jointure.

Consideration: £20000 secured to be paid as Lady Margaret's marriage portion. [By an indenture of even date Earl Poulett, at the direction of the Earl and Countess of Oxford and Mortimer, demised to the Duke of Portland certain property in Northumberland, for a term of 1000 years as the security for the payment of the £20000.]

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1079Bentinck; Margaret Cavendish (1715-1785); Duchess of Portland; née Cavendish-Harley; dau. of 2nd Earl of Oxford; m 2nd Duke of Portland 17341715-1785
NA1046Bentinck; William (1709-1762); 2nd Duke of Portland1709-1762
NA18798Harley; Robert (c.1706-1774); Mr; brother of 3rd Earl of Oxford; fought Leominster election against Capel Hanburyc.1706-1774
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA15012Paget; Henry (c.1663-1743); 1st Earl of Uxbridge; succ. 1713; also cr. Baron Burton 1712c.1663-1743
NA31998Berkeley; William (-1741); 4th Baron Berkeley; chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1710-1714-1741
NA15010Poulett; John (c.1668-1743); 1st Earl Poulett; cr. 1706c.1668-1743
NA12653Howard; Henry (1684-1758); 4th Earl of Carlisle; styled Lord Morpeth till 17381684-1758
NA18793Harley; Edward (c.1699-1755); 3rd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P. Herefordshirec.1699-1755
NA33919Bentinck; George (1715-1759); Lord; son of 1st Duke of Portland1715-1759
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