This indenture made the fowerteenth day of September in the yeare of our Lord according to the computation of the Church of England one thousand six hundred ninety and two betweene the right hono’ble George Lord Abergavenny of the one part and Roger Richard of the parish of Goytre in the County of Monmouth yoeman of the other part. Witnesseth that the said George Lord Abergavenny for and in consideration of the sume of three pound ten shillings of lawfull English money unto him payd before the sealing of these p’sents and for divers other causes and consideration to him there unto …. hath demised graunted and to farme let and by these presents doth demise graunt and to farme let and set? unto the said Roger Richards all that cottage wherein one Alse Robert (mother of the said Roger) doth now inhabit together wth fower akres of land to the said cottage adjoyning all which premises are scituate lying and being in or upon a comon or wast of the said Lords called Pettenny wthin the said parish of Goytre bounded on the south west by a way leading from Abergavenny towards Usk and on the other parts by the lands of Hugh Harries gent and the said west to have and to hold all and singular the fore demised p’misses with thappurtenances unto the said Roger Richard his heyres and assigns for and dureinge the naturall lives of the said Roger Richards, …. his now wife & Blanch Prichard daughter of Wm Pric’d of Goytre and the longest liver of them three yeldinge and payinge therefore yearly unto the said George Lord Abergavenny his heyres and assignes the sume of two shillings of lawfull English money at two tymes or termes in the yeare (vizt) at every the feast of St Michael Tharkangel and thannunciation of our blessed Lady St Mary the Virgin by equall porcons and three shillings in the name of a herriot at the decease or chang of every tenant of the premises dureing the said terme and if it shall happen the said yearly rent of two shillings or three shillings in the name of a herriot to bee behind and unpayd for the space of fifteene dayes next any of the tymes whereon they ought to bee paid being lawfully demanded that ….. from thence forth this present demise to cease and determine any thing herein conteyned to the contrary notwithstanding and the said Roger Richard for himselfe his exors adm’rs & assignes doth heereby covenant to and with the said George Lord of Abergavenny his heyres and assignes that hee the said Roger Richard his exors adm’rs & assignes shall and will at his owne proper cost and charge well and sufficiently repayre the said cottage and alsoe well and sufficiently repayre and amend all the hedges fences & ditches in and around the fower acres of land heereby demised and the same being soe well & sufficiently repayed shall keepe in good and tenentable reparacons and at the end or sooner determination of this demise soe well repayed shall peaceably yeld up unto the said George Lord of Abergavenny his heyres or assignes and the said George Lord Abergavenny doth by these presents authorise and in his place put his well beloved freind Will’m Morgan of Goytre ………. his lawfull atturney for him and in his name to enter into the premises or any part thereof to give livery of seisin in the name of the whole unto the said Roger Richard. In witnes whereof both parties to these p’sents interchangeably have put theire hands & seales the day and yeare first above written
(On document cover) Sealed and delivered in the p’sence of Will Prichard; W Mitchell
I doe hereby give power and licence to the true owner of this lease to lett and sett alien and assign the p’sents … within mentioned to any person or persons ……… upon ye due ……… of all ye covenants contained in this lease given under my hand this 23 day of Oct 1778.
… William Morgan one of……………… John Mathew his mark; William Mathew; William Morgan, Goytrie
Memorandum yf? I Mary Jenkins of Goytre do deliver this lease to Wm James of Landegveth upon condition to pay him ye sume of one pound nineteen shills & two pence. In witness whereof I have here unto set my ye 29th day of March in ye year of our Lord 1725.
Signed Mary (X) Jenkins. Testis Will Morgan de Mamhilad; William? Edmund de Panteg?
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