Appointment of new trustees (ACC5369/51)
Amongst the records of the firm of Donne, Mileham and Haddock of
Brighton, solicitors deposited at this office is an
new trustees (Arthur William Woods of Brighton, gentleman and the
Rev John Wenham of West Clandon, Surrey) under her marriage
Mary James Mitchell, 30 New Broad Street, City of
witnessed by ?J P W Barns, 48 Bishopsgate Street Within, outfitter
Charles James Fox, 30 New Bond Street, MD,9 Apr 1863
The deed is long and complicated, which is quite standard for this
type of document. I have attempted to summarise the contents as
The deed recites the marriage settlement between
Mitchell and Mary James Fox, 2 Nov 1825, made between Joseph Fox of
Plymouth, Devon, doctor of physic, his daughter Mary James Fox, and
Robert Deeble Mitchell of Windsor, Berkshire, surgeon and apothecary,
and John Christophers of Tottenham Court Road, Middlesex, gentlentan,
John Penberthy Magor of Truro, Cornwall, banker, of the fourth part:
JF and MJF had
transferred the f2000 new 4% bank annuities into the names of JC
and JPM in trust
had transferred [1 1 50 3% consolidated bank annuities into the
names of JC and JPM in
lifehold estate in Mylor, Cornwall (occupied by Lieutenant
Spence and others) limited
on the decease of JF and his wife Elizabeth to the use of Emily Fox
subject to payment of f600 to MJF and f600 to her sister Sophia
James Fox, payable upon
the decease of the survivor of JF and EF, this f600 assigned to JC
and JPM in trust.
Recites that in 1840 the trustees (JC and JPM), at the request of
RDM and MJM, sold the
sums f2000 4% bank annuities (which had been converted into f2000
31/zoh annuities) and
f1 1bO 37o annuities for f3046 which was invested in a mortage of a
freehold house and
premises in Aldersgate Street, City of London.
Recites the death of RDM on 2 Nov 1843 leaving his widow and sons
Robert Fox Mitchell
(15 years), Charles Deeble Mitchell (11 years) and Edward Hitchins
Mitchell (9 years).
Recites declaration by MJM that the f600 should be used for the
benefit of RFM and CDM
- [300 to RFM and [250 to CDM.
Recites death of JC on lblankl 184O.
Recites that in 1840 JPM called in the mortgage and invested the
proceeds of f3O37 in
f:!265 6s 1d 3% annuities'
Recites death of JPM on 5 Jul 1862 who by his will (dated 4 Jul
1860) proved on 24 Nov
1g62 at Bodmin, cornwall, appointed the Rev Charles Matthew Edward
Collins, clerk, Joseph Roberts, gent and JPM's wife Elizabeth Ann
Moyle Magor as his executors and executrix
Endorsed on the deed is an appointment,6 Jun
William Barrell of Lancing, gentlemen: recites the
appontment of WB in his place; witnessed by G D
and G Howell, Lancing, grocer.