This Indenture made the twenty fourth day of September in the tenth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Brittaine France & Ireland King defender of the faith and so forth in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & thirty six between the Right Hon’able William Lord Abergavenny of the one part and Walter Griffith of Goytre in the County of Monmouth smith of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Lord Abergavenny for and in consideration of a surrender of a former lease and alsoe of a certain fine in hand paid and alsoe of the rents covenants & services on the lessees part & behalfe hereafter menconed to be paid done & performed he the said Lord Abergavenny hath demised granted & to farme letten & by these p’sents doth demise grant & to farme lett unto the said Walter Griffith all that house smiths shop & app’tenances in Goytre afores’d on the highway there leading from Pelleney to Usk to have and to hold the said demised premisses with their & every of their appurtenances unto the said Walter Griffith his heirs & assigns fore & during the respective lives of the said Walter Griffith, Anne his wife and Walter his son aged one yeare & the life of the longest liver of them yielding and paying therefore yearly & every yeare during the said terme unto the sd Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns the rent of six pence of lawfull money of England without any deducon for any manner of taxes whatsoever at the four most usual feasts or days of payment in the years, viz, the twenty ninth of September the twenty fifth of December the twenty fifth of March & the twenty fourth of June by equal porcons 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 doing suit to the Court of the said Lord Abergavenny when thereto required.
And the said Walter Griffith his heirs or ass’s shall not nor will not erect or build nor cause or suffer to be erected or built any other or more house or houses on the premisses hereby demised nor will not alien or assigne the same p’misses without leave first had & obtained in writing under the hand & seale of the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or ass’s nor shall not nor will not do nor cause or suffer to be done on the premisses hereby demised any act project or contrivance whatsoever whereby any of the estate of the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns or his or their tennants may be anyways damaged or lessened in the yearly value or otherwise. And if it shall happen that the said yearly rent of sixpence pr any parte thereof be behind and unpaid by the space of fifteen days next after any of the said feast days on which the same ought to be paid being lawfully demanded or if the said increase of rent of five shillings to be paid by the person that is seized of the premisses at the death of every person named by whose lives the said p’misses are held, to witt, at the death of the sd Walter Griffith, Anne his wife and Walter his son be behind and unpaid to the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or ass’s or his or their agents or stewards by the space of six months without any demand being made thereof or breach of any of the covenants or agreements herein contained on the lessees part & behalfe should be made done or suffered that then it shall & may be lawfull to & for the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs & assigns into the said premisses to reenter and the same to have againe repossess and enjoy as in his & their first and former estate any thing herein before contained to the contrary notwithstanding and the said Walter Griffith doth hereby for himself his heirs & for every of them covenant promise & agree to & with the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs & ass’s & to & with every of them in manner following (that is to say) that the sd Walter Griffith his heirs or ass’s shall & will well & truly pay or cause to be paid to the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs & ass’s the rent above reserved and on the days & times before herein appointed for the payment thereof and also pay & discharge all and all manner taxes imposicons & charges which are or shall be imposed on the premisses during the said terme and shall & will well & sufficiently repaire uphold maintaine fence keep all & singular the premisses and every part thereof with the appurtenances during the said terme and at the end expiracon or other sooner determinacon of this demise and grant shall & will yield up and deliver the same to the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or ass’s well & sufficiently repair and fenced and in all respects tennantable and the sd Lord Abergavenny doth hereby authorize and in his place put & depute John Day of Fletching in the County of Sussex Gent and Richard John of Aberustruth on the County of Monmouthshire Gent to be his lawfull attorney or attorneys jointly or severally for him and in his name to enter into & upon the said demised premisses or any part thereof in the name of the whole and to give livery of Seizin thereof unto the said Walter Griffin or his assigns.
In witness whereof the partys to these presents have interchangeably sett their hands & seals the
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Sealed and delivered (being first duely stampt) in the presence of Richard Jones?; John Day
Abergavenny. 24 Sep 1736. Lease} Lord Abergavenny to Walter Griffith of Goytre on the County of Monmouth
NOTE: The final part of the last line of the main document is missing. It was probably to the effect ‘ day and year first above written’. DW