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Freehold Titles (ERO D/DPr269 Jn de Vere earl of Oxford to Rich Enows Myles farm etc)

25.3.28Hen8 (Sunday 25 March 1537)

document 50100005

this indenture made 25.3.28Hen8 by the grace of god king etc lord of Ireland and in earth supreme head of the church in England between the right honourable lord Jn de Vere earl of Oxford great chamberlain of England of the one part and Rich Enows of Earls Colne servant to the said earl on the other part witnesseth that the said earl hath demised granted and to farm let and by thee presence demiseth granteth and to farm letteth unto the said Rich Enows all that his farm called Myles in Earls Colne with all lands pastures thereunto lying called Oxney Croft Sowthefeld and Mylls Crofts with one acre of Oxney Fen as is now stubbed by the said Rich the said ground doth abut upon Pruknoots Croft and Bowerfelds on the south part and upon the highway leading from Colne to Much Tey on the north part and upon Oxney Fen South Mershe and the Broke on the west part and upon the lane leading to Bettingsland on the east part also the said earl hath demised granted and to farm letten and by these presents doth demise grant etc unto the said Rich Enows all that his barn called Coppyns in Earls Colne with three crofts as they be now enclosed by the said Rich do abut upon the foresaid highway leading to Much Tey on the south part and upon Chalkney Croft upon the north part and upon Chalkney Wood on the east past and upon Chyffene Lane on the west part with some whole meadow lying next unto Chalkney Mill between the said Chalkney Crofts and the river to have and to hold to the said Rich his heirs and assigns all and singular the said farm barn lands crofts meadows pastures with all their appurtenances from the feast of michaelmas next ensuing the date hereof unto the end and term of six and three years yielding and paying yearly therefore unto the said earl his heirs or assigns 49s9d1h at two feasts of the year that is to say at the feast of the annunciation and at michaelmas by even portions provided always that if the said farm or rest or any parcel thereof be behind unpaid by the space of 1m after any feast of the said feasts when it ought to be paid and by the said earl and any of his officers asked or demanded that then it shall be lawful for the said earl his heirs and assigns into the same farm and barn with appurtenances to enter and there to distrain and the distresses so taken to lead carry and drive away and to withhold the same unto such time as the said farm or rent be fully contented and paid provided also that if the said farm or rent or any part and parcel thereof be behind unpaid by the space of six weeks after any feast of the said feasts in manner and form aforesaid that then it shall be lawful for the said earl his heirs and assigns into the said farm and every part thereof to reenter and the same Enows his heirs and assigns utterly to expel and put out of the same any thing or things to the contrary heretofore specified not withstanding also the said Rich consenteth and granteth to the said earl to find and bear any manner reparations to the same farm belonging saving timberwork tiling and ironwork which shall be done at the cost of the said earl his heirs and assigns provided always that the said Rich his heirs and assigns shall have convenient cartboot ploughboot and sufficient firewood at the assignment of the said earl or his assignees want waste of timber of and in the premises provided also that the said Rich his heirs and assigns shall have a way through Chalkney Crofts to carry and recarry to and from that his meadow lying next Chalkney Mill in witness whereof as well the said earl as the said Rich Enows to these presents have interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year above written Rich Enows