Reference NumberSGC XV.26.41
TitleMembury, Devon. Lease of coppice.
Date13 November 1677
DescriptionLease by the Dean and Canons of Windsor to Alexander Westlock of Egham, Surrey, gentleman, Barnard Long of Membury, Devon, gentleman, and Francis Norris of Chidock, Dorset, gentleman, of the coppice or wood known as Boviall Coppice or Boviall Wood, Membury, containing 16 acres or thereabouts, for a term of 21 years from Michaelmas 1677, at the annual rent of 20s., payable at Michaelmas in each year. Covenants by the Lessees: (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 Lessees 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. Agreement and declaration that the Lessees were trustees for Mary Longe (wife of Joseph Longe of Membury, yeoman) and Alexander Longe and Francis Longe (children of Joseph Longe) during the term thereby granted.
Extent2 items - Lease & Counterpart
Related MaterialReference numbers: XV.26.40; XV.26.41; XV.26.42; XV.26.43; XV.26.44
SealOne common form seal appended to the Counterpart
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