Reference NumberSGC XV.26.15 (1)
TitleMembury, Devon. Lease of manor.
Date4 December 1716
DescriptionLease by the Dean and Canons of Windsor to Grace Countess Granville, relict and administratrix of the personal estate of Rt Hon. George Lord Carterett, Baron of Hawnes, of the manor of Membury with its rights, franchises and appurtenances (except and reserved to the Lessors: (1) the mansion house and scite of the manor of Membury then or then lately in the occupation of William Tucker, gentleman; (2) a parcel of land on which a house had then lately been built called the Lords Fillet, then or then lately in the occupation of William Stocker, yeoman; and (3) a coppice or wood of 12 acres or thereabouts called Boviall Wood, with the trees of oak, ash and elm on the premises, with rights of ingress, egress and regress to the land to fell the same), for a term of 21 years from Michaelmas 1716, at the annual rent of £50, payable by two instalments at Lady Day and Michaelmas in each year. Covenants by the Lessee, provisoes as to non-payment of rent, penalty and fees, and covenants by the Lessors in forms similar to those in the lease of 7 November 1682 [XV.26.11]. Proviso that if the rent should have remained unpaid for 60 days after having become payable, the Lessee was liable to pay a penalty of £5 in respect of every such default; and if the rent and the penalty should remain unpaid for 120 days after the rent should have become payable, or if any assignee should have failed within one year of such alienation to take a new lease in his own name of the demised premises and pay the sums payable to the Lessors or the Chapter Clerk within one year of alienation, then the demise should cease and be determined. Grant by the Lessors to the Lessee and the customary tenants of the manor in the form similar to that in the lease of 7 November 1682. Covenants by the Lessors: (i) to make and deliver a new lease to an alienee for as many years as should have been unexpired at the time of such alienation; and (ii) for quiet enjoyment.
Stamp Duty: 1s. 6d.
Extent1 item
Related MaterialReference numbers: XV.26.9; XV.26.10; XV.26.11; XV.26.12; XV.26.13; XV.26.14; XV.26.15; XV.26.16; XV.26.17
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