Deed of sale in 1562 relating mentioning John Sture, of Bovey Tracey
The Statute 27 Henry VIII, cap.16, enacted that from the last day of July, 1536, no manors, lands or tenements shall pass from one to another by reason of any bargain or sale thereof, except the same bargain or sale be made by writing indented, enrolled in one of the King's Courts of Record at Westminster, or else within the county where the lands lie.
The following entry is from the original collection of deeds held at the Devon Records Office, and appears in A Calendar of the Deeds Enrolled within the County of Devon in Pursuance of the Statute, 27 Henry VIII, Vol.1, compiled by John C. Tingey, 1930 (p. 184, entry 598), and is as follows:
"2 October, 4 Eliz.1562.
BOVEY TRACEY. Bargain and sale by Nicholas Carsewill of Hatche, esq. to Edward Collyns of Great Totnes, merchaunt, of two messuages or tenements and an apple garden belonging to the tenur of Alice Soper, widow, in the borough of Bovytracy between Towne Strete upon the north, the londs of William Helman in the este, the londs of John Furselond, gentleman, imparcell and a close in the tenure of the said Alice in the south, and the londs and tenements of John Sture and Richard Hext in the west, and also a close of land with a barne and apple garden there in the same tenure, between the londs of William Helman in the south and Towne Strete in the west, the londs of the heirs of Symon Hext in the north and este, and the londs of John Sture imparcell and the londs of John Voysey in the este and the londs of John Furselond and of William Helman inparcell upon the este side (sic) f. And also a messuage or tenement and two gardens with a close of land annexed there, in the same tenure, between Toune Strete of the south, the londs and tenements of William Wotton, alias Gale, and Alice his wife in her right in the est, the londs of Gregory Lay in the west, and the londs of William Helman imparcell, and the londs called Portreve Parke upon the north and also a tenement there called The Pole and a garden annexed there in the same tenure, between the londs and tenements of Richard Wolcott in the est, the londs and tenements of Andrew Holman in the west, Saynt Mary Strete upon the north, and the londs and tenements of the feoffees of the parish in the tenure of Gregory Lay upon the south. And also a tofte or paire of wallez there in the same tenure between Henstrete Lane in the west, the londs and tenements of Henry Willes in the north, the londs of Richard Hore in the est and south. And also a meadow (with) a more and a little close called The Roll, annexed there in the same tenure".