Grant of Annuity for Surrender of land at Bideford (1633)

Grafton Collection Northamptonshire Record Office ref: G 3002

Transcribed by David Carter

This indenture made the nineteenth daie of Aprill Anno Dni 1633 In the nineth yeere of the Reign of our sovraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God Kinge of England Scotland France and Ireland defender of the faith, etc. Betweene Anthony HILL of Redland in the countie of Gloucester esq of the one parte And Bevill GRENVILE of Stowe in the countie of Cornewall esq of the other part, Witnesseth that the said Anthonie HILL for and in consideration of one annuitie of one hundred and twenty pounds yeerely to be graunted by the said Bevil GRENVILE unto the said Anthonie HILL for terme of foure yeeres yf the said Anthony so longe shall live?? and also for diverse other good causes and considerations thereinn the said Anthonie HILL hereunto especially moveinge hath given graunted assigned to transferred surrendred and yielded upp and in and by thes present doth give graunt assigne by an forre(?) surrender and yield ?? unto the said Bevill GRENVILE and his heires All that the capital Messuage Barton Grange farme and demesnes of Bydeford with the appurtenance and which are called or comonly knowen by the name or names of the Barton Grange or farme of Bydeford situate lyinge & beinge within the parish of Bydeford in the countie of Devon and all the Messuages houses buildings meadows Lands pastures Feeding woods Mores Marshes Comons and other hereditaments whatsoever used occupied or enioyed to or with the said Barton or farms all parte of parcel thereof of so comonly reputed esteemed or taken and all which premises now are of lately were in the tenure possession or occupation of one Nicholas EYRE or his assignes And also the fishings and benefit of the rivers or waters of Torridge and the Bridge Poole at Bydeford aforesaid And also all the estate right title terme of yeeres and interest whatsoever of him the said Anthony HILL of in and to the said premises and of in and to every parte and parcel thereof To have hold and enioye the said capitall Messuage Barton Grange and farme of of Bydeford with the appurtenance and all and singular other the ~?~ ~?~ unto the said Bevill GRENVILE his heires and assignes for ever to and for the onely use benefit and behoofe of the said Bevill GRENVILE his heires and assignes for ever. And the saide Anthony HILL doth for himself his executors and administrators covenante promise graunt and agree to and with the said Bevill GRENVIE his heires and assignes and to and with every of them by these presents that by the said Bevill GRENVILE his heires and assignes shall and may for ever quietly and peaceably have hold occupie possesse and enioye all and singular the said premises and only parte and parcel thereof with their and only of their appurtenances free and cleere and freely and cleerely exonerated acquitted and discharged of and from all and all manner of forms and other graunte leases assignments rente charge rente socke(?) nomine pene penalties judgements executions extent fortetures burthens charges and incumbrane whatsoever had made done or suffered by the said Anthony HILL or by Sir William DILLON Knight deceased or Robert DILLON esq or by anie other person or persons whatsoever lawfully haveinge or claymenge anie estate right title terme interest trust or demand whatsoever by from or under the said Anthonie HILL esq William DILLON and Robert DILLON or anie or other of them. And the saide Bevill GRENVILE doth for his selfe his heires executors and administrators covenant promise graunt and agree to and with the said Anthonie HILL his executors and administrators and every of them by these presents that whereas there are certayne coale works or coale mynes now found and discovered and in workeinge in and upon the foresaid premises or some parte or parcel thereof That he the said Bevill GRENVILE shall and will permitt and suffer the said Anthonie HILL or such other as the said Anthonie HILL shall appoynt to have receave and take the one moitie and halfendeale of all the profit and benefit which shall accrue happen or growe unto the said Bevill GRENVILE or his heires out of for or by reason of the said coale works or coale mynes for and during the terme and time of fower score yeeres from the date of these presents (yf the said Anthonie HILL shall so longe happen to live) the said profit and benefit to be had and yielded upon a iu~t and true accounpt to bee made by the bailife or other agent to be imployed there about by the said Bevill GRENVILE or his heires. In witness whereof the parties above named to thes present indentures interchangeably have putt their hands and seales the daie and yeere first above written.

Sealed and delivered in or upon the said Capital Messuage Grange Barton and farme within mentioned and the same then surrendred to the within named Bevill GRENVILE in presence of

William CLAVELSHAY?               Nicholas KANE?