This Indenture made the second day of February in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and forty nine and in the twenty third year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second King of Great Britain and so forth between the Right Honourable George Lord Abergavenny of the one part and Walter Evans of the parish of Goytrey in the County of Monmouth yeoman of the other part.
Witnesseth that the said Lord Abergavenny for and in consideration of the rents and covenants on the part and behalf of the said Walter Evans herein after mentioned to be paid done and performed he the said Lord Abergavenny hath demised granted and to farm lett and by these presents doth demise grant and to farm lett and sett unto the said Walter Evans all that small piece of rough ground called Cae yr Orloth scituate lying and being in the said parish of Goytrey and County aforesaid and now in the possession of the said Walter Evans as tenant to the said Lord Abergavenny (save and except out of this present demise unto the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs and assigns all mines and quaries of stones oar and coal and all woods timber and trees whatsoever now growing and being in and upon the said granted premisses or any part thereof with free liberty of ingress egress and regress at all convenient and seasonable time and times in the year during the term hereby granted to and for the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs and assigns his and their servants agents and workmen at his and their will and pleasure with horses cattle and carriages into through and from the said hereby demised and granted premisses or any part thereof to cut down hew digg work and carry away all the same mines stones oar coal woods timber and trees and to have full liberty of ingress egress and regress to take and carry away the same or any part thereof at all seasonable and convenient time and times in the year doing thereby as little hurt or damage as may be to the corn grain hay or grass of the said Walter Evans his executors administrators and assigns growing increaseing or being or which shall during the said term hereby demised and granted grow and be in or upon the same premises from time to time in carrying away all or any part of the same mines stones oar coal woods timber and trees whatsoever respectively to have and to hold all and singular the same premises with appurtenances (except as before is excepted) unto the said Walter Evans his executors administrators and assigns from the feast day of Saint Michael the Archangel now last past for and during the full end and term of twenty one years and fully to be compleated and ended yeilding and paying therefore yearly and every year during the said term unto the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns the rent or sume of seven shillings of lawfull British money by two equal payments in the year (that is to say) on the feast of the Annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Michael the Archangell the first half yearly payment to begin and to be due and payable unto the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns on the feast day of the Annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary now next ensuing the date of these presents provided allways and it is the true intent and meaning of these presents and of the p…. hereto that if it shall happen that the said yearly rent of seven shillings or any part thereof shall be behind and unpaid by the space of fifteen days next after any or either of the days of payment …ed wherein the same ought to be paid that then it shall and may be lawfull to ands for the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns to enter on the said demised premises or any part thereof and distrain for the same and the same distress to lead drive take and carry away and appraise and dispose of the same according to the direction of the statute in that case made and provided and for want of such distress that then it shall and may be lawfull to and for the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns into and upon the said granted premisses or any part thereof in the name of the whole to re-enter and the same to have again and repossess as in his or their former estate or estates any thing herein before contained to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding and the said Walter Evans doth by these presents for himself his executors and administrators covenant promise and agree to and with the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs and assigns in manner following (that is to say) that he the said Walter Evans his executors administrators and assigns will well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Lord Abergavenny his heirs or assigns during the aforesaid term hereby granted the said yearly rent of seven shillings on the days and times herein before limitted for payment thereof according to the true intent and meaning of these presents clear of all deductions whatsoever for taxes or other …. howsoever and also that the said Walter Evans his executors administrators and assigns shall and will at his and their own proper costs and charges at all time and times during the said term hereby demised maintain sustain and keep all the fences hedges and ditches of the said hereby granted premises in by and with all manner of good and sufficient fences hedges ditches and reparations and at the end or other sooner determination of this demise shall and will peaceably and quietly yeild and deliver up the same premises with appurtenances so well and sufficiently fenced hedged ditched and repaired. And further that he the said Walter Evans his executors administrators or assigns shall not nor will not dureing the said term hereby demised committ or suffer or cause or procure to be committed any manner of spoil or waste on the said hereby demised premises or any part thereof. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written
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2nd February 1749
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