Lease agreement between Thomas Yeo and Grace Walter, 1788
(The original has been donated to the Yeo Society)
Lease for a year dated 8th April 1788
Mr Thomas YEO and Mrs Grace WALTER w'o
Mr John HAYDON
This Indenture made this 8th day of April in the 28th year of the reign of our Sovereign lord George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of Our Lord 1788 ... Between Thomas YEO of the parish of Bradworthy in the co of Devon yeoman ( eldest son and heir at law of Benjamin YEO late of the said parish gentleman deceased and Grace WALTER of the same parish widow and Relict of John WALTER late of the said parish yeoman deceased and theretofore the widow and relict of the said Benjamin YEO deceased of the one part and John HAYDON of the parish of Moorwinstowe in the co of Cornwall glazier of the other part . Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings of lawful money to the said Thomas YEO and Grace WALTER in hand paid by the said John HAYDON at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged They the said Thomas YEO and Grace WALTER have and each of them hath bargained and sold and in and by these presents Do and each of them doth bargain and sell unto the said John HAYDON All that field close or parcel of land commonly called Rowna otherwise Rowna Park and Liberty of Setting making putting and maintaining a Gate and Poste between that and the Broad park hill situate in Parracott in the parish of Kilkhampton in the said co of Cornwall the men's chamber and the Toft thereunto adjoining called the shop the higher Shippen the field close or parcel of land known as the North Park and the yearly rent of sixpence payable for the headweare And also the Mowhay garden and all the other messuages lands tenements and heraditaments of them the said Thomas YEO and Grace WALTER situate lying and being in the parish of Kilkhampton Together with all the profits etc of the said messuage And the reversion etc To have and to hold the said several fields closes etc unto the said John HAYDON from the day next before the day of the date of these presents for and during and unto the full end of one whole year etc Yielding and paying therefore unto the said Thomas YEO and Grace WALTER the sum of one peppercorn at or on the last day of the said term ........ etc.
Sealed and delivered by the within named Thomas YEO and Grace WALTER in the presence of us ........ Richd HAYDON, of Kilkhampton, innkeeper
Thos JAGO, of Launceston, attorney at law.