Yeovil people

Lionel Farley

'Plaisterer & Tyler' and landlord of the Sun Inn?

 

Lionel Farley was the second of the five children of Anthony Farley (c1700-1775) and Hannah née Chant (1701-1762). Lionel was born in Yeovil in 1731 and was baptised at St John's church on 15 September 1731.

In 1758, at St John's church, Lionel married Grace Glyde (1733-1812). They were to have eight children, all born in Yeovil; Sarah (b1759), Lionel (b1761), Mariah (b1765), Samuel (1767-1857), Charles (1770-1797), Grace (b1772), James (1774-1822) and Francis (b1776).

Lionel was recorded in the Woborn Muniments of 1784 as a 'Plaisterer & Tyler'. However, it may be that this was not Lionel's only trade since a vellum indenture in my collection is a "lease for a year of a messuage or tenement burgage and Inn called The Sun situate in the parish of Yeovil in the County of Somerset dated 23 December 1840." On this lease, the first (of a long list) of named occupants of The Sun was Lionel Farley.

An indenture in my collection, between John Priddle / Peddle of Tintinhull and Edward Hopkins, dated 3 January 1756, for the sale of a property in Grope Lane (today's Wine Street). From later leases it is known that the property in question, although not named in this document, was the Sun Inn. For a full transcript of this indenture - click here.

A later vellum indenture in my collection, being a "lease for a year of a messuage or tenement burgage and Inn called The Sun situate in the parish of Yeovil in the County of Somerset dated 23 December 1840" records that the first named occupant of the Sun Inn was Lionel Farley

The Sun Inn was located in Grope Lane (today's Wine Street) and was an alehouse that was certainly extant in 1695.

The animation at left shows the development of the Grope Lane / Wine Street licensed premises from 1800 through 1880.

 

Below is an indenture of 1769, transferring a property in Grope Lane from the same John Priddle / Peddle of Tintinhull to Lionel Farley for £90 (around £180,000 at today's value). It is not known if this was the same property as the 1756 indenture, but it most likely the Sun Inn.

Lionel Farley died in Yeovil and was buried in St John's churchyard on 20 July 1806.

 

Gallery

 

The record of 'Linaell' Farley's baptism of 15 September 1751 in St John's parish register.

 

The 1858 notice of banns for Lionel and Grace's marriage, from St John's banns register.

 

The record of Lionel Farley's burial of 20 July 1806 in St John's burials register.

 

1769 Grope Lane Indenture

 

 

The following is an indenture of 1769 transferring a property in Grope Lane from the same John Priddle / Peddle of Tintinhull to Lionel Farley for £90 (around £180,000 at today's value).


 

This Indenture made the twenty eighth Day of November in the tenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the Year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and sixty nine Between John Priddle of Tintinhull in the County of Somerset Gentleman Surviving Devisee and Executor of the last Will and Testament of John Hopkins late of Tintinhull aforesaid Yeoman deceased of the first part and Lionel Farley of Yeovil in the said County [word illegible] of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Peddle for and in Consideration of the Sum of Ninety Pounds of Good and lawful Money of Great Britain to him [2 words illegible] by the said Lionel Farley at and immediately before the Ensealing and Delivery of these presents the Receipt thereof is hereby Acknowledged and for other Considerations he the said John Peddle Hath Granted Bargained Sold [Aliened ??] Released and Confirmed and by these presents Doth Grant Bargain [Alien ??] Release and Confirm unto the said Lionel Farley (in his actual possession now being by Virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made for one whole Year by Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date hereof and by Force of the Statute for Transferring uses into possession) and to his Heirs and Assigns for ever All that Burgage Messuage or Dwellinghouse situate lying and being in Grope Lane within the Borough of Yeovil aforesaid formerly in the Tenure of Occupation of James Hobbs his Assignee or Assigns since in the Possession of Benjamin Dymond as Tennant of the same and now of John Ford as Undertenant and also all Houses Outhouses Edifices Cellars [Sollars ??] Stables Courts Yards Banksides Ways Paths Passages Easements Proffits Commoditys Advantages Emoluments Hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said Burgage Messuage or Dwellinghouse belonging or in any wise Appurtaining and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents [Hanes ??] Proffits and [word illegible] of all and singular the said premises and every part and parcel thereof and also all the Estate Right Title Interest Use Trust property Claim and Demand whatsoever either in [word illegible] or Equity of him the said John Priddle of in or to the same premises or of in or to and part or parcel thereof together with all Deeds Evidences and Writings touching or concerning the same premises or any part or parcel thereof To have and to hold the said Burgage Messuage or Dwellinghouse and premises hereby Granted or mentioned or intended to be hereby Granted and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their Appurtenances unto the said Lionel Farley his Heirs and Assigns that he the said John Priddle now is the true lawful and rightful owner of the said Burgage Messuage or Dwellinghouse and Premises above mentioned and of every part and parcel thereof with the Appurtenances And Also that he the said John Priddle now is lawfully and rightfully seized in his own right of a good sure perfect absolute and Indefatigable Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple of and in all and singular the premises above mentioned with the Appurtenances without any manner of Condition Mortgage Limitation of Use and Uses or other matter Cause or thing to alter Change Charge or determine the same [an illegible sentence in miniscule writing insertd at this point] And that he the said John Priddle now hath good right full power and lawful Authority in his own right to Grant Bargain Sell and Convey all and singular the said premises above mentioned with the Appurtenances unto the said Lionel Farley his Heirs and Assigns to the only proper Use and Behoof of the said Lionel Farley his Heirs and Assigns for ever according to the true intent and meaning of these presents And Also that he the said Lionel Farley his Heirs and Assigns shall and may at all times for ever hereafter [2 words ilegible] have hold Occupy possess and Enjoy all and singular the said premises above mentioned with the Appurtenances without the Sett Trouble Hindrance Molestation Interruption and [word illegible] of him the said John Priddle his Heirs or Assigns and of all and every other person and persons whatsoever And that freed and discharged or otherwise well and sufficiently saved and kept harmless and Indemnified of and from all former and other Bargains Sales Gifts Grants Leases Mortgages Jointures Powersw Uses Wills Intails Fines post-fines Amortiaments Seizures Bonds Annuitys Writings Obligatory Statutes Merchant and of the Staple Recognizances Extents Judgements Executions Rents and Arrearages of Rent and of and from all other Charges Estates Rights Titles Troubles and Incumrances whatsoever had made committed done or Suffered or to be had made Committed done [several words illegible in a fold in the parchment] John Priddle or the said John Hopkins deceased or any other person or persons whatsoever claiming or to claim by from or under him them or any of them And Last he that he the said John Priddle and his Heirs and all and every other person and persons and his and their Heirs any thing haveing or claiming in the said premises above mentioned or any part thereof by from or under him or the said John Hopkins deceased shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter at the reasonable Request and at the Costs and Charges in the Law or the said Lionel Farley his Heirs or Assigns make do and execute or cause or promise to be made done and Executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable Act and Acts Thing and Things Devise and Devices Conveyance and Conveyances in the Law whatsoever for the further better and more perfect Granting Conveying and Assuring of all and singular the said premises above Mentioned with the Appurtenances unto the said Lionel Farley his Heirs and Assigns to the only proper use and Behoof of the said Lionel Farley his Heirs and Assigns for ever as by the said Lionel Farley his Heirs or Assigns or his or their Council learned in the Law shall be reasonably devised or advised and Required In Witness whereof of the Partys to these presents have hereunto set their Hands and Seals the day and Year first above Written.

 

Transcribed by Bob Osborn