This indenture made the second day of February in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven and forty nine and in the twenty third year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second King of Great Britain and so forth between the Right Honourable George Lord Abergavenny of the one part and Francis Morgan of the parish of Goytrey in the County of Monmouth yeoman of the other part.
Witnesseth that the said Lord Abergavenny for and in consideration of the sume of five pounds of lawfull British money to him paid by the said Francis Morgan at or before the execution of these presents the receipt whereof he the said Lord Abergavenny doth hereby acknowledge for and in the name of a fine ( and for and in consideration of the rents and covenants herein after reserved) hath demised granted and to farm let and in and by these presents doth demise grant and to farm lett unto the said Francis Morgan all that one lot and four acres of land with the appurtenances being a part of his Lordship’s waste in Pelleny in the said parish of Goytrey (all which said premisses were by indenture of lease bearing date the twenty ninth of September one thousand seven hundred and one granted to William Prichard then of Goytrey victualler to hold for the lives of the said William Prichard and of Richard and Mary his son and daughter at the yearly rent of two shillings and sixpence which said lease expired in May one thousand seven hundred and forty six (except out of this present demise unto the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs and assigns all mines and quarries of stones oar and coal and all woods timber and trees whatsoever now growing and being in and upon the said granted premises or any part thereof with free liberty of ingress egress and regress so at all convenient and seasonable time and times in the year during the term hereby granted to and for the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs and assigns his and their servants agents and workmen at his and their will and pleasure with horses cattle and carriages into through and from the said hereby granted premisses or any part thereof to cut down hew digg work and carry away all the same mines stones oar coal woods timber and trees and to have full liberty of ingress egress and regress to take and carry away the same or any part thereof at all seasonable and convenient time and times in the year doing thereby as little hurt or damage as may be to the corn grain hay or grass of the said Francis Morgan his heirs or assigns growing increasing or being or which shall during the said term hereby demised and granted grow or be in or upon the said lands and premisses from time to time in carrying away all part of the same mines stones oar coal woods timber and from whatsoever respectively to have and to hold all and singular the same premisses with the appurtenances (except what are here in before excepted) unto the said Francis Morgan his heirs and assigns from the twenty ninth day of September last past for and during the respective lives of Mary Morgan aged about eleven years, William Morgan aged about five years and Francis Morgan aged about 2 years the daughter and sons of the said lessee Francis Morgan) and the life of the longest liver of them yeilding and paying therefore yearly and every year during the continuance of this present demise and grant unto the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns the rent or sume of two shillings and six pence of lawfull British money without any deductions for any manner of taxes whatsoever at the feasts of the Annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Michael the Archangell by even and equal portions the first half yearly rent to be due and payable on the feast of the Annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary next ensuing and the sume of two shillings and six pence of like lawfull money for and in the name of an heriott on the death of every person so dying seized or on alienation of the premisses and also yeilding and paying two fat hens at Christmas yearly and doing suit to the Court of the said Lord Abergavenny to be held for the Lordship of Bergavenny when thereunto required and shall not nor will erect or build nor cause or suffer to be erected or built any other cott or cottage on the premises hereby demised nor will alien or assign this present demise and grant without leave first had and obtained in writing under the hand and seal of the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns and shall not nor will do or suffer to be done on the premisses hereby demised any act project or contrivance whereby any other of the estate of the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns or his or their tenants may be prejudiced or lessened in yearly value and if it shall happen that the said yearly rent or sume of two shillings and six pence and other acknowledged g….. herein before mentioned or any part of them shall be behind and unpaid by the space of fifteen days next after any of the said feast days and on which the same ought to be paid being lawfully demanded or breach of any of the covenants or agreements ………. lessees ….. then it shall and may be lawfull to and for the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns into the said hereby demised premisses to re-enter and the same to have repossess and enjoy as in his or their former estate anything herein before contained to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding and the said Lord Abergavenny doth hereby authorize and in his place put Phillip Lewis of Abergavenny yeoman and Thomas Jenkins of the same place yeoman or either of them to be his true and lawfull attorneys or attorney jointly or severally for him and in his stead to enter into and upon the premisses hereby granted or any part thereof in the name of the whole) and to give possession thereof unto the said lessee Francis Morgan ratifying allowing and confirming all and whatsoever the said attorneys or either of them shall lawfully do in the premisses as if the said Lord Abergavenny was personally present at the doing thereof . in witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto in…. …geably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written
(On the cover of the document) Sealed & delivered being (first duly stampt) in the presence of us E? Staples; C Hawkins, serv’t to Lord Abergavenny
…………….. to Francis Morgan of a cott & land in Goytrey for 3 lives dated 2 Feb 1749
Fine £5 – 0s – 0d
Rent £0 – 2s – 6d
Heriott £0 – 2s – 6d
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