Reference NumberSGC XV.26.43
TitleMembury, Devon. Lease of coppice.
Date25 May 1715
DescriptionLease by the Dean and Canons of Windsor to John 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 Lady Day 1715, at the annual rent of 20s., payable at Lady Day 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) to keep and yield up in repair the house which Joseph Long had covenanted to build on the demised premises (and towards which the Lessors allowed three timber trees) 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.
Witnesses to the execution by the Lessee of the Counterpart: Lucy Sewell & John Sewell, Chapter Clerk.
Lease & Counterpart each bear Stamp Duty of 1s. 6d.
Extent2 items - Lease & Counterpart
Related MaterialReference numbers: XV.26.40; XV.26.41; XV.26.42; XV.26.43; XV.26.44
SealCounterpart has appendant seal with the image of an animal
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