Joseph James Junior
his 3 elder sisters
to Release of Claims
Under a marriage settlement
Joseph Fox M D
indenture made 13 August 1824 between Joseph James the younger of Esher in the
County of Surrey Gentleman, Sarah Barrett James of Esher aforesaid spinster,
Hannah Waring James of Esher aforesaid spinster and Emma James of Esher
aforesaid spinster of the one part and Joseph Fox now of Plymouth in the County
of Devon but late of Mark Lane in the City of London Doctor in Physic the
surviving trustee named and appointed in and by a certain indenture of
settlement hereinafter referred unto of the other part.
Whereas in and by a certain indenture of assignment bearing even date with these
present and made or expressed to be made between the said Joseph Fox of the
first part of the said Joseph James the younger, Sarah Barrett James, Hannah
Waring James and Emma James of the second part and Joseph James the elder of
Esher aforesaid Esquire of the third part.
Reciting a certain Indenture of settlement bearing date on or about 19th
November 1792 and made or expressed to be made between Joseph James the
elder by his then description of Joseph James of Finsbury Place, Moorfields
in the County of Middlesex, Wine Merchant and Hannah his wife of the one part
and John Biddle of Esher aforesaid Esquire and the said Joseph Fox of the
other part after reciting certain articles of agreement bearing date of 3rd
April then last past being the articles entered into previous to the marriage of
the said Joseph James the elder with Hannah his then wife before her marriage
Hannah Waring, spinster and on which now reciting Indenture was founded
also reciting a certain Indenture of Lease of three parts bearing date on or
about 18 May 1792 and made or expressed to be made between the Mayor
and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London of the first part, Martha
Richardson, John Hughes, Thomas Gilbert and John Hodgson the elder and John
Hodgson the younger therein respectively described of the second part and
the said Joseph James the elder and Thomas Were therein also described of
the third part.
is witnessed by the said reciting Indenture of Lease that for the consideration
therein mentioned the said Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens at the request and
by the direction and appointment therein did demise grant and farm lett unto the
said Joseph James the elder and Thomas Were (amongst other premises therein
After the decease of the said Hannah James upon trust to make sale and dispose
of said piece or parcel of ground...
Hannah James (Waring) died 15th May last, leaving Joseph James the elder her
Joseph James the elder has five children living, Joseph James the younger, Sarah
Barrett James, Hannah Waring James and Emma James, all of whom had reached the
age of 21, another daughter Olivia James was under the age of 21.
that piece or parcel of ground with the messuage or tenement thereupon, erect
situate lying or being on the west side of Finsbury Place at the corner of
Ropemakers street in the parish of St Luke in the County of Middlesex and part
of the Manor of Finsbury............
seems from the
above that the James's are releasing their claim on the property in Finsbury to Joseph Fox the indenture goes on to say that Joseph Fox paid each of
the James's five shillings and they relinquished their claim on the property.