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The copyhold tenancy of John and Michael Passmore in North Heasley, North Molton:
an entry in the survey of North Molton manor carried out on 8 August 1569 on the death of George, Lord Zouche

Transcription and translation by Desmond Painter Painter with advice from Tim Wormleighton and Jacqueline Minchinton.

From a photocopy of the original in The National Archives (catalogue ref. SP15/14 f.211r).

The original is stained and damaged, and some parts difficult or impossible to read. Words in square brackets are conjectural; abbreviations have been expanded.
Hesyll     Johannes Pasmore tenet pro termino vite sue per Copiam Curie |  
  date viij o die aprilis anno regni Regis Henrici octavi xxxjo |  
  ex tradicione domini Johannis Zouche medietatem unius Tenementi cum |   v s iij d
  suis pertinenciis in Northehesill per redditus annuatim v s iij d sub |  
  ffine xxvj s viii d ------------------------------------------------------------------- |  
          
      Revercio inde conceditur Michell' Pasmore fi[lio]    
      Johannis per Copiam Curie date ix o die Martii    
      Regnorum Phillipi et Marie Regis et Regine secundo    
      ex tradicione domini Georgii Zouche Sub [ffine       s]    
      viij d    
          
Hesyll John Pasmore holds for the term of his life by copy of the court dated 8th April in the 31st    
  year of the reign of King Henry Vlll* by grant of lord John Zouche a moiety of a    
  tenement with its appurtenances in North Hesill by the annual rent of 5s 3d. Fine 26s 8d    
       
  The reversion thereof is granted to Michell Pasmore [son] of John by the copy of the court    
  dated 9th March in the 2nd year of the reigns of Philip and Mary King and Queen by leave    
  of lord George Zouche under [fine       s] 8d    
* 1540
† 1556