This Indenture made the Twenty fifth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty two between the Right Honourable George Lord Abergavenny of the one part and Ann Harry of the parish of Goytrey in the County of Monmouth widow of the other part witnesseth that as well for and in consideration of the sum of two pounds and two shillings of lawful money of Great Britain by the said Ann Harry to the said Lord Abergavenny in hand on or before the sealing and delivering of these presents well and truly paid the payment and receipt whereof the said Lord Abergavenny doth admit and acknowledge as also for and in consideration of the yearly rent hereby reserved and of the covenants and agreements herein contained on the part and behalf of the said Ann Harry her heirs executors administrators and assigns to be paid done and performed he the said Lord Abergavenny hath demised granted to farm let and by these presents doth demise grant and to farm let unto the said Ann Harry her heirs and assigns all that cottage or tenement with the garden and appurtenances thereto belonging situate lying and being in the said parish of Goytrey in a certain place there called Pen Hewl Burgum adjoining to a lane leading from a place called Crossoped towards a place called Pen y ddoy ga and to lanes of William Jones butcher on all or most parts and sides thereof and now in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Watkins (except and always reserved out of this demise unto the said Lord Abergavenny heirs and assigns all mines and quarries whatsoever and all and all manner of timber trees and trees likely to be timber coppices woods and underwoods and the tops and lops thereof now standing growing or being or which shall or may at any time hereafter during the continuance of this demise stand grow or be in upon within or under the said demised premises or any part thereof with full and free liberty of ingress egress and regress way and passage to and for the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs and assigns and his and their agents servants and workmen with beasts carts and carriages at all seasonable times in the year to dig root fell cut down lop crop cord char take and carry away the same) to have and to hold the said cottage or tenement and all and singular the premises mentioned to be hereby demised with the appurtenances (except as herein before is excepted) unto the said Ann Harry her heirs and assigns from hence forth for and during the natural lives of the said Ann Harry aged about seventy four years, Ann Thomas (daughter of William Thomas millwright and grand daughter of the said Ann Harry) aged about twenty three years and Martha Thomas (another daughter of the said William Thomas) aged about ten years and the life of the longest liver of them yielding and paying therefore yearly and every year during the continuance of this present lease unto the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs and assigns the rent or sum of one shilling of lawful money of Great Britain free from land tax and all other taxes and deductions 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 in every year by even and equal portions the first payment thereof to begin and to be made on the twenty fifth day of March next ensuing the date of these presents and also yielding and paying unto the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs and assigns five shillings for and in the name of an heriot on the death of every person above named by whose life the said premises are as aforesaid held and also the like sum of five shillings on the alienation of the same premises and also doing and performing upon reasonable summons suit and service at all and every the Courts of the said Lord Abergavenny to be holden during the continuance of this demise within and for the Manor of Pellenigg provided nevertheless that if the said Ann Harry her heirs do or shall grant demise lease sell assign or part with or from the said hereby demised premises or any part or parcel thereof without licence or consent in writing under the hand and seal of the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns or his or their steward for the time being of the said Manor of Pellenigg in that behalf first had and obtained or shall do or cause or suffer to be done on or near the said hereby demised premises any act project or contrivance whatsoever whereby the same premises or any other of the estates of the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns or his or their tenants may be anywise prejudiced damaged or lessened in the yearly value thereof respectively then and in either of such cases this present Indenture of Lease shall from thenceforth cease determine and be void to all intents and purposes provided always that if the said yearly rent or sum of one shilling hereby reserved or any part thereof shall be behind or unpaid by the space of fifteen days next after either of the said feast days on which the same ought to be paid as aforesaid (being lawfully demanded) or if the said sum of five shillings made payable as aforesaid in the name of an heriot on the death of every person respectively by whose life the said hereby demised premises are as aforesaid held shall be behind and unpaid respectively to the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or 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 provisoes or agreements herein contained on the lessee’s part and behalf shall at any time or times be made done or suffered then and in every of such cases it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs and assigns into and upon the said hereby demised premises or any part thereof in the name of the whole to reenter and the same to have again repossess and enjoy as in her or their former estate any thing herein before contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding and the said Ann Harry for herself her heirs executors and administrators doth covenant promise and agree to and with the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs and assigns by these presents in the manner following, that is to say, that she the said Ann Harry her heirs executors administrators or assigns shall and will well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns the said yearly rent herein before reserved on the days and times and in the manner herein before mentioned and appointed for payment of the same and according to the true intent and meaning of these presents and also that she the said Ann Harry her heirs and assigns shall and will from time to time and at all times during the continuance of this present lease at her and their own proper expence well and sufficiently repair uphold amend and keep in repair the said cottage or tenement and also all and every the buildings gates stiles hedges ditches mounds and fences of and belonging to the said hereby demised premises and the same premises so well and sufficiently repaired amended and kept in repair as aforesaid shall and will peaceably and quietly leave and yield up unto the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns at the expiration or other sooner determination of this present lease and that she the said Ann Harry her heirs or assigns shall not nor will during the continuance of this present lease grant demise lease assign or part with or from the said hereby demised premises or any part or parcel thereof to any person or persons whomsoever without the licence or consent in writing under the hand and seal of the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns or his or their steward for the time being of the said Manor of Pellenigg in that behalf first had and obtained and the said Lord Abergavenny for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth covenant promise and agree to and with the said Ann Harry her heirs and assigns by these presents that it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Ann Harry her heirs and assigns upon payment of the rent and performance of the covenants provisoes and agreements herein before reserved and contained on her and their parts and behalfs peaceable and quietly to hold and enjoy all and singular the said hereby demised premises without any let denial hinderance or interruption of from or by the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns or any other person or persons whomsoever claiming or who shall or may claim from by or under him and the said Lord Abergavenny doth hereby authorize and in his place put and depute Robert Morgan Kinsey of Abergavenny in the County of Monmouth Gentleman, Baker Gabb of the same place Gentleman and William Morgan of the said parish of Goytrey yeoman his lawful attorneys or attorney jointly or severally for him and in his name to enter into and upon the said hereby demised premises or into any part thereof in the name of the whole and to give livery and seizin thereof unto the said Ann Harry or to her attorney in that behalf lawfully authorized in order that this present lease may have its due effect. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written. The mark of Ann (X) Harry.
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Abergavenny. Monmouthshire. 25th Decem’r 1782. Lord Abergavenny to Ann Harry. Counterpart of Lease of premises in the parish of Goytrey for 3 lives.
Fine £2 – 2 – 0
Wm Morgan, Llanfoist