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INDENTURE 1783

Between Sir Charles Warwick Bampfylde of Poltimore, and John Otten of Broadclist

Transcribed by Elizabeth Howard

INDENTURE made 30th September 1783 between Sir Charles Warwick BAMPFYLDE of Poltimore, Devon, baronet, of the first part and John OTTEN of Broadclist, yeoman of the other part Witnesseth that the said Sir Charles for and inconsideration of the yearly rent, reservations, covenants, conditions and agreements on the part and on behalf of the said John OTTEN his heirs and executors ALL that messuage farm or Barton with appurtenances by the name of Stone Barton situate lying and being in the parish of Pinhoe now in the possession of John NEWBURY yeoman together with all houses edifices, orchards, gardens, lands, meadows excepting and always reserving to Sir Charles all and all manner of timber trees of what nature or kind so ever ... and also of all mines and quarries of copper, tin, lead, oar, stone and other minerals and metals with free liberty of ingress for and dig raise, land, wash, weigh, take and carry away such trees, copper, tin, lead, oar, stone and other minerals and metals ... for the term of twenty one years said term to commence at Lady day next after the death of ------------- Webber of the city and county of Exeter widdow, and the said John OTTEN for the consideration of the yearly sum of £92 and over and above the said yearly rent of £6 for each acre of the meadow ground that hath heretofore not been broken up and converted to tillage [further conditions regarding use of the land and stock to be held on it and upkeep of same].
Signed Chas Warwick Bampfylde [with indistinct red wax seal] in the presence of Thos Spencer.