This Indenture made the first day of December in the fourteenth yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the faith and so forth and in the yeare of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty between the Right Honourable William Lord Abergavenny of the one part and Walter Evans of Goytree in the County of Monmouth mason of the other part.
Witnesseth that the said Lord Abergavenny for and in consideration of a surrender of a former lease and also of a certaine fine in hand paid and also of the rents covenants and services on the lessees part and behalfe ought to be observed performed fulfilled and kept he the said Lord Abergavenny hath demised granted and to farm letten and by these presence doth demise grant and to farm lett unto the said Walter Evans all that messuage garden and three peices of land containing four acres lying in Goytree aforesaid and late in lease to Jane Pritchard and joyning to the west to the lease lands of John Watkins on all other parts to the waste and highway leading from Uske to Abergavenny.
And also all that scite of an house and all those several peices of land near Pellenny in Goytree aforesaid late in lease to William Jenkin Jones containing three acres adjoyning to the lands of Moses Lowman Gentleman and on all other sides to the waste there except and always reserved out of this present demise unto the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs and assigns all and all manner of timber and timber like trees tellows mines and quarrys of stone ore coale or other mettal or mineral whatsoever now growing being or found or which shall hereafter be 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 servants labourers and workmen to fell cutt down coale digg for and carry away the said trees mines stone ore or other mettal or mineral at his and their free will and pleasure to have and to hold the said demised premisses with their and every of their appurtenances (except as before excepted) unto the said Walter Evans his heirs and assigns for and during the respective lives of him the said Walter Evans, Elizabeth his wife aged twenty five years and Margarett Hugh his wifes sister aged twenty two years and the life of the longest liver of them yielding and paying therefore yearly and every yeare during the said term unto the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs and assigns the rent of five shillings and six pence of lawful money of England without deduction for any manner of taxes whatsoever on the four most usual feasts or days of payment in the yeare (that is to say) the twenty fifth of December, the twenty fifth of March, the twenty fourth of June and the twenty ninth of September 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 doing suit to the Court of the said Lord Abergavenny when thereunto required.
And the said Walter Evans his heirs or assigns shall not nor will not erect or build nor cause nor suffer to be erected or built any other or more house or houses on the premisses hereby demised nor will not alien nor assign the said premisses to any person or persons whatsoever without leave first had and obtained in writing under the hand and seale of the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns nor shall not nor will not do nor cause or suffer to be done on the said premisses any act project or contrivance whatsoever whereby the same premisses any of the timber or any other of the estate of the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns or his or their tenants may be any ways prejudiced damaged or lessened in the yearly value or otherwise.
And if it shall happen that the said yearly rent of five shillings and six pence or any part thereof be behind and unpaid to the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns by the space of fifteen days 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 premisses are held to witt at the death of the said Walter Evans, Elizabeth his wife and Margarett Hugh sister to the said Elizabeth be behind and unpaid to the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns or his or their agents or stewards by the space of six months without any demand being made or breach of any of the covenants or agreements herein contained that then and from thenceforth it shall and may be lawfull to and for the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs and assigns into the said premisses to reenter and the same to have againe repossess and enjoy as in his and their first and former estate any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
And the said Walter Evans for himself his heirs and assigns and for every of them doth covenant promise and agree to and with the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs and assigns and to and with every of them in manner following (that is to say) that he the said Walter Evans his heirs or assigns shall and will well and truly pay or cause to be paid to the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs and assigns the rent or rents above reserved and on the days and times before herein limitted and appointed to be paid and also shall and will from time to time and at all times during the demise bare pay and discharge all and all manner of taxes impositions and charges which are or shall be imposed on the premisses during the said term and shall and will from time to time and at all times at his and their own proper costs and charges in all things maintaine uphold and keep all and singular the said demised premisses with all needfull and necessary reparations and amendments and at the end expiration or other sooner determination of this demise and grant shall and will leave surrender and yield up the same to the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs and assigns well and sufficiently repaired and fenced and in all respects tenantable and the said Lord Abergavenny doth hereby authorize and in his place putt and depute the Reverend John Day of Abergavenny in the County of Monmouth Gentleman and Thomas Williams of Crickhowell in the County of Brecknock Gentleman to be his lawfull attorneys or attorney joyntly 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 give Livery of Seizin thereof unto the said Walter Evans or his assigns. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents interchangeably their hands and seals have sett the day and yeare first above written.
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1 Dec 1740 Goytree. Abergavenny. Monmouthshire
The counterpart of a lease
William Lord Abergavenny to Walter Evans of Goytree for three lives
Dated the first day of December 1740
Sealed & delivered by the within mentioned Walter Evans (being first duly stampt) in the presence of Juliana Day; John Day
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