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Freehold Titles (ERO D/DPr194 Hezekiah Haynes etc to Jn Cressener Bettinsland Wood)

27.11.1680 (Saturday 27 November 1680)

document 28000005

this indenture made 27.11.1680 between Hezekiah Haines of Copford esq and Jn Eldred junior of Lincolns Inn esq of the one part and Jn Cressener junior citizen and grocer of London of the other part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of 165li to the said Jn Eldred in hand paid by the said Jn Cressener the receipt whereof the said Jn Eldred doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and every part thereof doth acquit and discharge the said Jn Cressener his heirs executors administrators and assigns by these presents and in pursuance of the trust in them the said Hezekiah Haines and Jn Eldred reposed and for divers other considerations them thereunto moving they the said Hezekiah Haines and Jn Eldred have and either of them hath bargained and sold enfeoffed released and confirmed and by these presents do and either of them doth bargain and sell enfeoff release and confirm unto the said Jn Cressener and his heirs all that wood and wood ground commonly called Bettinsland wood or by whatsoever other name or names the same be called or known with the timber and other trees wood and aldercarrs thereon standing growing or being the said wood containing by estimation 32a be the same more or less is situate lying and being in the parish of Earls Colne with all ways profits and hereditaments thereunto belonging or reputed to be appertaining as all deeds writings or evidences touching or concerning the premises only or any part thereof only which are in the custody of the said Hezekiah Haines and Jn Eldred or either or them or which they can come by wi thout suit at law expense of money and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders or all and singular the premises except out of this present bargain and sale all that wood or wood ground called Hanslers Hedge or otherwise adjoining to the said wood with the appurtenances to the said Hanslers Hedge belonging which said wood called Bettinsland Wood and premises hereby intended to be bargained and sold now are in the actual possession of the said Jn Cressener by virtue of a lease for one year thereof to him made by the said Hezekiah Haines and Jn Eldred by indenture bearing date the day before the date of these presents and by force of the statute for transferring of uses into possession to have and to hold the said wood called Bettinsland Wood and all and singular the premises except before excepted unto the said Jn Cressener his heirs and assigns to the only use and behoof of the said Jn Cressener his heirs and assigns forever and the said Hezekiah Haines and Jn Eldred for themselves severally and not jointly or the one for the other and for their several and respective heirs executors and administrators do covenant promise and grant to and with the said Jn Cressener his heirs and assigns by these presents that they the said Hezekiah Haines and Jn Eldred have not and either of them hath not made done or executed or wittingly permitted or suffered to be done or executed any act matter or thing whatsoever whereby the premises or any of them hereby bargained and sold or meant mentioned intended to be bargained and sold are shall or may be charged impeached or encumbered in charge title or otherwise howsoever and further that they the said Hezekiah Haines and Jn Eldred and their respective heirs and all and every other person or persons having or lawfully claiming any estate title or interest of in or to the premises or any part thereof except before excepted from time to time and at all times during the space of 7years next ensuing the date of these presents at the reasonable request and at the cost and charges in the law of the said Jn Cressener his heirs or assigns shall and will make do acknowledge levy suffer and execute or cause to be made done acknowledged levied suffered and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable act and acts thing and things conveyances and assurances in the law whatsoever for the further and better assurance and conveying of the premises except before excepted unto the said Jn Cressener his heirs and assigns to the only use and behoof of the said Jn Cressener his heirs and assigns be it by fine feoffment common recovery or by any other ways and means in law whatsoever as by the said Jn Cressener his heirs or assigns or by his or their council learned in the law shall be reasonably advised devised and required so as the party or parties who shall be required to make such further assurance for the doing thereof be not compelled to travel above five miles from his or their place of abode or habitation and so as such further conveyance or assurance do not contain therein any other covenant or warranty then only against the party or parties and their respective heirs so requested to make such further assurance in witness thereof the parties to these presents have interchangeably put their hands and seals the day and year above written Hezekiah Haines Jn Eldred

sealed in the presence of us Wm Eldred Thos Rule S Grimston memo the day and year within written the within named Jn Eldred did receive of the within named Jn Cressener the sum of 165li being the consideration money within mentioned in witness whereof the said Jn Eldred hath hereunto put his hand and seal the day and year within written Jn Eldred