Reference NumberSGC XV.26.40
TitleMembury, Devon. Lease of coppice.
Date20 March 1669
DescriptionLease by the Dean and Canons of Windsor to Joseph Long of Membury, Devon, yeoman, of their coppice or wood known as Boviall Coppice or Boviall Wood, Membury, containing 16 acres or thereabouts, for a term of 21 years from Michaelmas 1668, at the annual rent of 20s., payable at Michaelmas in each year. Covenants by the Lessee: (i) to pay all duties, payments and charges both ordinary and extraordinary payable in respect of the demised premises; (ii) within seven years of the date thereof to build a 'good and sufficient habitable house' (towards which the Lessors allowed three timber trees) and thereafter to keep and yield up in repair the house and all mounds, fences and enclosures of the demised premises; and (iii) not to alienate the demised premises (except by will) without the prior consent under seal of the Lessors. Proviso that if the rent should have remained unpaid for thirty days, or if the Lessee should have alienated the demised premises (except by will) without the prior consent under seal of the Lessors, the term thereby granted should cease and be determined.
With the Counterpart is a draft of provisions regarding the house for incorporation in a subsequent Lease.
Witnesses to the execution by the Lessee of the Counterpart: John Long, William Legge, John Manfield, Thomas Purchall.
Extent2 items - Lease & Counterpart
Related MaterialReference numbers: XV.26.40; XV.26.41; XV.26.42; XV.26.43; XV.26.44
SealThe Counterpart has an appendant Lease covered with paper
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