Reference NumberSGC XV.26.12
TitleMembury, Devon. Lease of manor.
Date14 January 1695
DescriptionLease by the Dean and Canons of Windsor to Lady Elizabeth Carteret, widow and relict and administratrix of the estate of Rt. Hon. George Lord Carteret of Hawnes, of the manor of Membury with its 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 John Chase, gentleman; (2) a parcel of land on which a house had then lately been built called the Lords Fillet, then in the occupation of Thomas Parsons; 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 1695, 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]. Declaration that the lease was granted unto Lady Carteret in trust for Dame Elizabeth Carteret, widow of Sir George Carteret, to the intent she might enjoy the premises for so many years of the term as she should live in as full a manner as they were devised unto her by the will of Sir George Carteret, she paying the rent and performing the covenants, payments and agreements on the part of Lady Carteret (party to this lease) therein contained and indemnifying the same Lady Carteret in respect thereof and in respect of all troubles, costs and charges relating thereto. Lease and counterpart.
[The lease has been used as a draft for the subsequent lease, the declaration of trust having been deleted].
Witnesses to the execution of the counterpart by the Lessee: John Carter, Rowland Sharp & Christopher Bedford.
Extent2 items - Lease & Counterpart
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
SealSeal of arms on split tag of counterpart. Oval. 15mm x 12mm. Red. Good condition. Intact.
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