Alternative Reference numberJC/264
TitleIndenture of Lease, dated at Norton [Derbyshire], from Thomas Chaworth knight to John son of John Smyth of Darnall, of all that tenement called Herdyngfeld, with the herbage [the right of pasture on another person’s land] of Roohagh, lands, meadow-ground, meadows and pastures to the said tenement belonging or appertaining within the lordship of Norton, which Robert Alayn formerly held
DescriptionDate: 6 Sep in the 8th year of Henry IV.

Vellum: one skin, seal broken and obscure.

For the life of the said John Smyth and Joan his wife and John their son, and the longest liver of them; at a rent of twelve shillings a year for the first twelve years, and afterwards at thirteen shillings and fourpence a year; also making two attendances at the two Great Courts held at Norton each year, the lessees making alterations and additions to the house, which are fully stated.

Notes: this is a lengthy document, and contains much interesting information as to the building of the house and outbuildings, the cutting of timber, the burning of charcoal, and the protection of young plants.
Date6 Sep [1407]
Extent1 item
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