Henry Bosville 1733

This Indenture made the twenty fourth         day of June in the sixth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Brittaine France and Ireland King defender of the faith &   in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & thirty three           between the Right Honourable William         Lord Abergavenny of the one part, and   Henry Bosville       of the parish of   Lanellin         in the County of   Monmouth Esquire         of the other part, Witnesseth, That he the said Lord Abergavenny, for and in consideration of   a surrender of a former lease and alsoe of a certaine fine in hand paid       And also of the rents, covenants and services, on the lessees part and behalf herein after mentioned, to be paid, kept and performed, hath demised, granted, and to farm let; And by these presents doth demise, grant, and to farm let, unto the said Henry Bosville all that land called Cae Susanne lying in the parish of Goytre in the County aforesaid now in the occupacon of the said Henry Bosville or his assigns

Except and always reserved out of this present demise unto the said Lord Abergavenny, his heirs and assigns, all and all manner of timber, wood, and trees of every sort and kind, tellows, mines and quarries of stone, coal, oar, and all other metals and minerals whatsoever, now standing, growing, being or found, or which shall hereafter be, stand, grow, or be found, in or upon the said demised premises, or any part thereof, with free liberty to and for the said Lord Abergavenny, his heirs and assigns, and his and their servants, agents and workman, at all times, to fell, cut down, coal, charr, dig for and carry away, all such trees, wood, mines and quarries of stone, oar, coal, and other metal and minerals, by such ways and means as they shall respectively think fit and proper, and at his and their free will and pleasure,.

To have and to hold, all and singular the said premisses with their appurtenances (except as herein before excepted) unto the said  Henry Bosville, Bridget his wife and the survivor of them and after the death of the survivor to the heirs of her body by the sd Henry Bosville and in default of such issue to the right heirs of the said Henry Bosville and during the respective lives of Hugh Bosville and John Bosville sons of the said Henry Bosville by Bridget his wife and John Lewis son of Mary relict of Richard Lewis formerly of Lanfoist and last of Lanellin aforesaid deceased and the life of the longest liver of them

Yielding and paying therefore yearly and every year, during the said term, unto the said Lord Abergavenny, his heirs and assigns, the rent and sum of four shillings         of lawful money of Great Britain, without any deduction for or in respect of any manner of taxes, assessments, or other matter whatsoever, at the four most usual Feasts or days of payment of rent in the year (that is to say) the twenty fifth day of March, the twenty fourth day of June, the twenty ninth day of September, and the twenty fifth day of December, by equal portions and the sume of five shillings of like money to be paid by the person that is seized of the premisses as an increase of rent at the death of every person named by whose lives the said premisses are held, and also doing suit and service to the Court of the said Lord Abergavenny, when thereto required. Provided nevertheless, that the said Henry Bosville     his heirs and assigns shall not nor will erect or build, or cause or suffer to be erected or built, any other or more house or houses on the said demised premisses, nor shall not nor will sell or assign this present Indenture of demise, or part with the estate or interest in the said premisses, without the consent in writing, under the hand and seal of the said Lord Abergavenny, his heirs and assigns, or his and their steward or agent, in that behalf duly authorized, first had and obtained:

Nor shall not nor will do, or cause or suffer to be done, on or near the said demised premisses, any act, project or contrivance whatsoever, or keep any goats or other mischievous animal, whereby the same premisses, or any other of the estate of the said Lord Abergavenny, his heirs and assigns, or his or their tenants, may be in any ways prejudiced, damaged or lessened, in the yearly value thereof, respectively or otherwise howsoever:

And if it shall happen that the said yearly rent or sum of four shillings       herein before mentioned, or any part thereof, shall be behind or unpaid, by the space of fifteen days next after any of the feast days on which the same ought to be paid as aforesaid (being lawfully demanded) or if the said sum of         made payable as aforesaid, in the name of an herriot, at the death of every person respectively, by whose whole life the said premisses are as aforesaid held, shall be behind and unpaid respectively to the said Lord Abergavenny, his heirs and assigns, or to his or their steward or agent, for the time being, by the space of six months next after any of the times on which the same ought respectively to be paid (without any demand being thereof made), or if any breach of any of the covenants or agreements herein contained, on the lessees part and behalf, shall at any time or times be made, done or suffered, that then, and in every such case, it shall and may be lawfull to and for the said Lord Abergavenny, his heirs and assigns, into the said premisses to re-enter, and the same to have again, re-possess and enjoy, as in his or their former estate, any thing herein before contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding:

And the said Lord Abergavenny doth hereby authorize, and in his place put and depute John Day of Fletching in the County of Sussex Gent and Richard John of Aberustruth in the County aforesd Gent           to be his lawful attorneys or attorney, jointly or severally, for him, and in his name, to enter into and upon the said demised premisses, or any part thereof, in the name of the whole; and to give livery and seisin thereof unto the said           or his assigns.

Ratifying, allowing and confirming all and whatsoever the said attorneys or either of them shall lawfully do in the premisses.

In witness whereof, the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

24th June 1733

Sealed and delivered (being duely stampt)in the presence of Robt Mathew; John Day

(On the cover of the document)

Memorandum that on the third day of September in the yeare within written quiet and peaceable possession and livery of seizin was had taken given & executed of and in the pmisses within demised in the name and liew of all the pmisses within menconed by Richard John one of the attorneys within named unto Henry Bosville Esqr the party to these presents according to the forme and effect of the deed within written. In the psence of us Thomas Williams junior; Thomas Morgan

Abergavenny. Lease. Lord Abergavenny to Henry Bosville Esquire of Lanellin in Co Monmouth


… a lease of ………… to be granted to Dr Hobbs


(On a separate slip of paper)

A description of Cae Susanna in the parish of Goytrey now in the possession of Mr Edward Jones the priest being about 18 acres of rough pasture and woody lands haveing the freehould lands of late Jno Hanbury Esqr north east and south thereof having the … lands of John Williams on the south thereof having the ould rode leading from Pellenigg to Reyd y Mirch on the west thereof

Yearly rent £2

Fine to be 25s. Enter folio 18 at 4s pr annum

Wm Morgan of Penstair

To propose? … to Dr Hobbs of the above


Cae Susannah, …, Thos Hobbs; Elizth Hobbs; Wm Morgan one of the sons of Wm Morgan of Lanover


NOTE: I have used a pro forma for the above. This was copied from a printed pro forma dated 1768. The wording differs slightly but the gist is the same. DW


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