Reference NumberSGC XV.26.32
TitleMembury, Devon. Lease of pasture.
Date10 November 1630
DescriptionLease by the Dean and Canons of Windsor to John Chase, junior, of Membury, Devon, gentleman, of their parcel of pasture land in Membury known as the Lord's Fillett, containing four acres or thereabouts, with its appurtenances, for a term of 21 years from Michaelmas 1630, at the annual rent of four shillings, payable by two instalments, at Lady Day and Michaelmas in each year. Covenants by the Lessee: (i) that he would within two years of the date thereof surround the land with a hedge and ditch and erect on part thereof a new dwellinghouse and thereafter throughout the term to keep, and at the end of the term to yield up, the the dwellinghouse and inclosures in repair, towards which inclosures and building the Lessors allowed the Lessee to fell and carry away timber growing on the land; (ii) to pay, and to indemnify the Lessors in respect of, all charges and payments, both ordinary and extraordinary, payable in respect of the demised premises; and (iii) not to alienate the demised premises (except by will or by assignment to one of the children of Nicholas Bagbeane, clerk) without the prior licence under seal of the Lessors. Proviso that if the rent should have remained unpaid for fifty days or if the Lessee should have alienated the Lease (otherwise than as permitted) the term thereby created should cease and be determined.
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