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Freehold Titles (ERO D/DHwT104 Wm Harlakenden to Edm Raven New House)

9.8.1673 (Saturday 9 August 1673)

document 27200005

this indenture made the 9.8.1673 between Wm Harlakenden of Earls Colne in the county of Essex esq of the one part and Edm Raven of Cressing in the county aforesaid yeoman of the other part witnesseth that the said Wm Harlakenden for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds of lawful money of England to him in hand paid by the said Edm Raven and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said Wm Harlakenden doth acknowledge and therefore and every part thereof doth acquit exonerate and discharge the said Edm Raven his heirs executors and administrators by these presents hath granted aliened released and confirmed and by these presents doth grant alien release and confirm to the said Edm Raven and his heirs all that messuage or tenement commonly called and known by the name of the New House or by whatsoever other name or names called or known together with all the outhouses edifices buildings barns stables dove houses yards gardens orchards lands meadows pastures and feedings thereunto belonging or therewith now or heretofore used letten occupied or enjoyed or accepted reputed or taken to be as part parcel or member thereof or appertaining with appurtenances situate lying and being in Earls Colne aforesaid in or near certain lands there called Colne Park late in the tenure or occupation of Hen Ennew gentleman all which said messuage lands and premises now are in the actual possession of the said Edm Raven by the virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made for six months by the said Wm Harlakenden in and by one indenture bearing date the day before the date of these presents and by force of the statute for transferring of uses into possession from all the estate right interest reversion remainder and demand of him the said Wm of and in and unto the said premises every or any part thereof and the said Wm Harlakenden hath by these presents granted to the said Edm Raven and his heirs all and singular the deeds evidences writings and muniments whatsoever touching and concerning the premises or any part thereof which the said Wm Harlakenden or any other person by his delivery have or hath in his or their custody or possession or which he can come by without suit at law to have and to hold the said messuage lands and all and singular the other premises herein aforementioned and hereby intended to be granted and conveyed with their and every of their appurtenances to the said Edm Raven his heirs and assigns to the only use and behoof of the said Edm Raven his heirs and assigns forever provided always and on condition that if the said Wm Harlakenden his heirs executors administrators or assigns shall and do well and truly pay or cause to be paid to the said Edm Raven his executors administrators and assigns at or in the now dwelling house of the said Edm Raven situate in Cressing aforesaid the sum of 212li of lawful money of England upon the 10.8.1674 without any abatement or deduction of or for any taxes subsidies charges or impositions whatsoever which are or shall be charged upon the premises or any part thereof that then or from thenceforth the aforesaid indenture or bargain and sale and this present grant release or confirmation shall cease determine and be utterly void and that then and from thenceforth it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Wm Harlakenden his heirs and assigns into the said messuage lands and premises to enter the same and to have again repossess and enjoy as in his and their former estates anything herein contained to the contrary anywise notwithstanding and the said Wm Harlakenden for himself his heirs executors administrators covenant and grant to and with the said Edm Raven his heirs executors and administrators and assigns and to and with every of them by these presents that he the said Wm Harlakenden is at the ensealing and delivery of these presents lawfully seised of the said messuage and all and singular the premises of good lawful absolute and indefeasible estate in fee simple to him and his heirs and hath full power lawful and absolute authority to convey the same to the said Edm Raven his heirs and assigns according to the true intent and meaning of these presents and further that the said Edm Raven his heirs and assigns shall or lawfully may from time to time and at all times after default shall happen to be made in the payment of the said sum of 212li in the same proviso mentioned or any part thereof peaceably and quietly to enter upon have hold and enjoy the said messuage lands and premises and receive and take the rents issues and profits thereof to his and their own use and uses without the let hindrance interruption or disturbance of the said Wm Harlakenden or any other person or persons whatsoever and that free and clear and freely and clearly acquitted exonerated and discharged of from and against all and all manner of former and are gifts grants bargains sales and leases mortgages jointures dowers statutes judgements extents executions and of and from all other estate title troubles charges and incumbrances whatsoever in rents and services from thenceforth to grow due and payable to the chief lord or lords of the fee or fees of the premises for and in respect of the tenor of the same only excepted and foreprised and moreover that in case lawful tender shall be made of the said sum of 212li at the place and time limited as aforesaid for the payment thereof and the said Edm Raven his executors or administrators or any other lawfully authorized to receive the same be not then and there present to receive the same that yet the said Wm Harlakenden his heirs executors administrators or assigns shall and will at any time then after upon demand well and truly pay the same to the said Edm Raven his executors administrators or assigns any such neglect of readiness to receive the same in anywise notwithstanding and further more that he the said Wm Harlakenden and his heirs and all and every other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim from or by or under him or from by or under any ancestors of the said Wm Harlakenden shall and will at any time after default of payment shall be made of the said sum of money in the said proviso and condition mentioned or any part thereof upon the reasonable request and at the cost and charges in the law only of the said Edm Raven his heirs or assigns to make levy execute suffer and cause or procure to be made done levied executed or suffered all and every such further and other reasonable act or acts devises or assurances in the law whatsoever for the absolute assuring sure making and conveying of the said messuages lands and premises to the said Edm Raven his heirs and assigns be it by fine feoffment or otherwise as by the said Edm Raven his heirs or assigns his or their council learned in the law shall be reaso nably advised devised or required and lastly it is declared and agreed by and between the said parties to these presents and the said Edm Raven doth for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant and grant to and with the said Wm Harlakenden his heirs and assigns by these presents that until default shall happen or be made of or in the payment of the said sum of money in the said proviso or condition mentioned or any part thereof the said Wm Harlakenden his heirs and assigns shall and may have hold and enjoy the said messuage lands and premises with appurtenances and receive the rents issues and profits thereof to his and their own use and uses without the let trouble or interruption of the said Edm Raven or of any other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim by or und er him in witness whereof the parties above named to these present indentures have interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written Wm Harlakenden