The reversion of the premisses last within written ys claymed by John Beale (48, 60) & Humfrie (42, 50) his brother to hold for their lives successivelie according to the custome by vertue of a coppie dated the third daye of April in the fortenth yere of Queene Elizabeth.
The reversion of the premisses ys granted to William Skull (50, 54) Jefferie (38, 46) & Morice (35, 40) his brethren for their lives successivelie according to the custome by vertue of a coppie dated the 29th daye of March in the tenth yere of the reigne of Q. Elizabeth by the name of a house with the appurtenances called Tregols. Yt ys granted by an other name then the former coppie was.
The reversion herof ys granted to John Grenewood gent for his lief according to the custome by vertue of a coppie dated the 30th daye of March in the seaven & thirtie yere of the reigne of Queene Elizabeth of the Right Honorable Thomas Lord Howard lord of the same mannor.
The reversion alsoe of the same tenement ys claymed by Walter Foskett (58) for his lief according to the custome by vertue of a coppie dated the 16th daye of March in the forth yere of the reigne of Queene Elizabeth of the grant of Sir James Stumpe knight, made for three lyves in reversion of three then in being.
Note yt att ye tyme of this grant the mannor was by feoffment, as Mr Nicholas & Mr Poole & this grant ys for three lyves in reversion of three
Note he holdeth a house & other things in possession ...... by what grant .... this ys but in revercion.
42. William Clarke (42, 50) doth clayme to hold for his lief by vertue of an indenture dated the twentie daye of Januarie in the twentie yere of Queene Elizabeth of the semise of Sir Henrie Knyvett knight & Dame Elizabeth his wief the one half of the moyitie of a parcell & grove of wood called West Hargrove cont by estimation eight acres with the tythes of the same (except all ........ & tymber trees ....... or .... .... growe upon the premisses, with free ingresse egresse & regresse to cutt & carrie the same by the rent of five shillings att the feasts of the Annunciation & St Michaell by even porcions, with the remit to make ye hedges & diteches att their dewe coasts & soe to leave the same, and not to lett the premisses to anie person or persons, being att variance or contention with the lessors or their heires, nor to weave anie mans ..... but theire without their lycense in writing & with condicion of reentrye yf the rent or anie parte therof be unpaid, by the space of tenn weeks & noe sufficient distresse can be found for the same, with the arrerage therof yf anie be. 5s.
The revercion of all the said three last tenements ys granted to Thomas Dixon by the Right Honorable the Lord Thomas Howard & Ladie Katherine his wief, by indenture dated the third daye of Februarie in the fortie yere of the reigne of Q. Elizabeth by the name of one messuage or tenement called Crosse House in the tenure of Baldwyn Smyth als Davys cont by estimation one acre & a half & all that messuage or tenement & sixe acres of pasture with the appurtenances lying in Glasselands upon the Est parte of the Sheepehouse in the occupacion of John Brooke & Thomas Brooke & their assignes with the tythes of the same, & all that close in Glasseland aforesaid nowe in the occupacion of Thomas Kent or his assignes cont by estimation twoe acres. To have to his & his assignes (and after the deathes of the said Baldwyn Davys, John Brooke, Thomas Brooke & Edith Kent then severall tenants of the premisses) unto the end of fowerskoore & nynetene yeres from thence next following (yf Thomas Dixon (mort, 24), Francys Dixon (23, 26), Henrie Dixon (25, 21) & Katherine Dixon (30, 32) or anie of them shall happen soe long to live) yelding for Crossehouse sixe shillings & for the said messuage & sixe acres ten shillings & for the close in Glasselands three shillings & fower pence, with a clause of reentrie for no payment of the rent upon demand, and a covenant to repaire the premisses. In toto 19s 4d.
The Lord of this mannor as in the right of the same mannor hath the dryft of ye forest of Bradon adioyning therunto as much therof as lyeth within the parishe of brinckworth as often in a yere as his bayliffe will dryve.
The Lord of this mannor hath in the same free warren, wayfes, strayes, felons, goods & deodans, twoe leetes or lawdayes in the same yerlie to be holden.
The demeasnes of the mannor of Brinckworth paye noe tythe to the parson of Brinckworth & all the tenants of this mannor have common of pasture throughout the whole forest of Bradon att all tymes of the yere without stynt & besides other commons they have common in one ground called the Marshe being twoe hundred acres or therabouts.
The customarie tenants of this mannor doe paye yerlie to the farmer of the demeasnes certein money called meadsilver, and the Lord doth receyve yerlie ten shillings of the said meadsilver, & diverse of the said coppieholders doe make the haye of one meadowe of the farmers called Custome Mead as appeareth by their coppies.
The customarie tenants of this mannor doe paye pannage to the Lord att Michmas yerlie, that ys to saye for everie hogg of a yere old & upwards 1d & for a shott ob but for a sowe or a bore nothing.
The Lord of this mannor hath certeine lands parcell of the said mannor called by the names of the Newe Parke, Oxethick, Wickhurst, Woodhall & Blackmore, cont by estimation eight hundred acres, wherin are trees of greate valewe, to be sold or otherwise to be shrowded & therby to yeld a present or future benyfitt alsoe to the Lord, seeing in those parte fuell nowe begyn to growe verie scant, & the contrie there doth alreadie fetch coles some 12 myles of or therabouts for their necessarie fewell.
The totall some of the yerlie rents of fretenants, coppieholders, indenture holders for 2000 yeres & other tenants of the demeasnes of this mannor & of ye courtsilver, meadsilver, hens & cocks valued as aforesaid doth amount unto per annum to my Lord £52 4s 7d.
The yerlie value of all the coppieholds, indenture holds other then for 2000 yeres & of the demeasnes yf they were all in my Lords hands ys above the rent £899 16s.
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