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Lease of Robert Cary to John Bryant of property near Clovelly Quay

PRO reference C 104/267, Bundle 43

Transcribed by

Elizabeth Howard

Made available in GENUKI by permission of The National Archives

This Indenture made the sixth January in the fifth year of the reign of our Most Gracious Soveraigne Lord George over Great Brittan , France and Ireland, King ....BETWEEN Robert CARY of Clovelly in the co of Devon , esq, of the one part AND John BRYANT of Clovelly aforesaid Carpenter of the other part WITNESSETH that the said Robert CARY or and in consideration of an yearly rent hereafter mentioned and after the consideration of building the 8 walls of the house where he now lives four foot higher and Planching the said house over making handsome chambers over the said dwelling house after making and building over the passage before the house where he now lives he leaving seven foot in breath for the said passage before the said house where he the said John BRYANT now lives and for other covenants here after mentioned and reserved HATH demised leased and granted and in and by these presents doth demise lease and grant unto the said John BRYANT all that chamber or dwelling house where he now lives being over one celler called the Great Celler now in the possession of Mr Henry CHOPE and one other celler now in the possession of Mr John JEFFERY all which said premises are situate and lying in or near Clovelly Key. To have and to hold the afsd chambers unto the said John BRYANT his executors for and during the full term and time of one and twenty years from the 25th March next fully to be compleat and ended YEILDING and paying therefore yearly during the continuance of the said term after the commencement of the Same the yearly rent of Thirty shillings of lawful money of Great Brittan At four the most usual feasts of the year for the payment of rent ...the first payment to be made at the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist AND the said John BRYANT doth for himself his executors etc covenant to build and Planck the said house as before is mentioned and expressed within the space of one year from the date of these presents And the said John BRYANT to have liberty to make on the Gallery from his said Chamber toward the Key To have liberty to build boates on the Key before his house in the summer time during the said term He the said John BRYANT ...not letting or disturbing the Merchants or others in line of fishing or any other time to get and come carry and recarry to and from the Pellars under the afsd dwelling house or Chamber and the celler called the Brewhouse celler and the celler now in the possession of Thomas JENNINGS of Bideford and to Put their Calkes and other things as the persons that formerly injoyed the said Cellers used to do And if it happen the said rent of thirty shillings of lawful money of Great Brittan be behind and unpaid for the space of one month next after ...and no sufficient distress can or may be found ..or do not from time to time keep the said premises in sufficient repair during the said term ...then it may be lawful to and for the said Robert CARY and his heirs to reenter and repossess and enjoy as in his first and former state And the said Robert CARY and his heirs shall for ever defend by these presents. IN witness where of the parties above said to these presents Indentures there hands and seales interchangeably have set the day and year first written
Anno Dom 1718/19
signed John BRAYANT

Brian Randell, 22 Jan 2004