Alternative Reference numberJC/848
TitleIndenture of Lease, dated at Norton [Derbyshire], from Thomas de Chaworth lord of Norton to William Shemyld, of the site of the manor of Norton, which Robert de Grangia then lately held, excepting [ - ] Cokhagh, a plot of land in the tenure of John Lord, wards, marriages, reliefs and other dues from free and "native" tenants, for a term of thirty years, in consideration of an annual rent of 56s 8d and suit of court.
DescriptionDate: on the morrow of the Feast of Saint Gregory Pope in the [ - ] year of King Henry [ - ]

Vellum: one skin, seal missing.

The lessor reserved to himself the right of breaking down old houses and of carrying them away and selling them, while the lessee agreed to keep the buildings, closes and garden fences in repair with timber supplied by the lessor, and not to cut down trees, underwood or branches except for the above purpose or for fuel in his hospice. Fuel required for baking or brewing was to be the subject of a special arrangement. The lessor was to have free ingress into the woods for charcoal burning, and the lessee was to make no waste in the "spryng" of the wood for the next three or four years after such burning. The latter also agreed to root up the weeds and " brymbles " in the fields.

Notes: a certain Fox was also a party to the indenture, but his interest in the lease is not explained.

A "native" was a villein or bondman.

The deed is full of holes and in bad condition.

Incorrectly numbered JC/838 in original published catalogue.
Date12 Mar 1399 - 1400]
Extent1 item
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