The Zimapanners







The Two 1889 Indentures
1. Williams Bt—Holmes 

Baronet sells Tregullow Offices
On the last page of the 1902 Conveyance, the Schedule recites the first indenture of Conveyance dated 20 December 1889, and notes that Sir William Robert Williams, conveyed (sold) the "Tregullow Offices", and mentions three interested parties (or 'parts'):

 1st Part 

 Vendor  Occupation
 Sir William Robert Williams  3rd Baronet of Tregullow

 2nd Part


 Charles Edward Jones  Barrister-at-Law

 3rd Part

 Edward Carleton Holmes  Solicitor
 Purchase price

 Not known

Sir William Robert Williams, 3rd Baronet of Tregullow, owned the Tregullow Offices on 20 December 1889, otherwise he could not have sold the property. Sir Williams would became a tenant of this property (see 'Tenant' in the 1902 Conveyance) where further details on Sir William, including a biography, can be found.

Second party to Indenture
The second party to this indenture was Charles Edward Jones, a barrister-at-law with chambers in 3 Paper Buildings, Temple, London, EC4. The Paper Building is still used today as barristers' chambers. In 1902, Charles E. Jones was living at 4 New Oxford Street, London, EC41. He may have been a trustee of the property, or he may have co-owned a part of it himself.

Function of 2nd part(y)
What precisely Charles Edward Jones's function was in this indenture can only be established if the original 1889 documents can be traced and inspected. The Schedule at the end of the 1902 Conveyance, recites earlier indentures, but does not state the function of the second party or the consideration that was paid to the vendor in exchange for conveying the property. Jones and Holmes were most probably acting as (estate) agents on behalf of their clients, Sir William (Jones) and Charles Conybeare (Holmes) respectively, in order to effect the sale of the property to Conybeare. Why this could not have been done directly without intermediaries is not known.

The third party to this indenture was 46-year-old practising solicitor Edward Carleton Holmes the Younger. What his interest was in the property is not known, but considering the property that he had just purchased was sold on the same day, it may be safely assumed that he was a necessary intermediary in the ultimate transfer of the property to Charles Conybeare, with no real interest for the property as such.

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