The Two 1889
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'):
| Sir William Robert Williams
|| 3rd Baronet of Tregullow
| Charles Edward Jones
| Edward Carleton Holmes
| Purchase price
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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