Charter by which Philip del Grene of Congulton and John del Yate son of Richard del Yate of the same place, executors of the will of Robert de Byddulph, chaplain, give, grant, and by this their present charter confirm to Thomas del Masons, carpenter, one burgage with appurtenances lying within the town of Congulton near the Parkelone between the land of Richard del Yate of the one part and the land of Adam Aylcok of the other part; and also one plot of land with houses built thereon and all other their appurtenances lying between a plot of William de Byddulph of the one part and a plot of Robert del Clyff’s of the other part. To have and to hold all the said burgage and plot of land with houses erected thereon and all their appurtenances to the aforesaid Thomas del Masons, his heirs, and assigns forever with all liberties and customs of the said burgage and plot of land according to the custom of the manor of Congulton in any manner pertaining freely, quietly, well, and in peace forever. To hold of the chief lord of the fee by the rent, service, and custom thence due and accustomed. And the said Thomas del Masons and his heirs shall pay to the making, reparation and emendation, and sustenance of the Higher Chapel of Congulton aforesaid by the hands of the then proctor of the same who now is or who for the time shall be at the feasts of St. Martin in the Winter [11 November] and the Nativity of St. John the Baptist [24 June] 3s annually. And the said Thomas del Masons wills and grants for himself and his heirs that should it happen the said annual rent be behind in part or wholly for one year and one day that then the said Thomas del Masons, his heirs, and assigns shall forfeit the said burgage and plot of land with all liberties and customs belonging to the same forever. And the said Philip del Grene, mayor of Congulton who now is, or the mayor who for the time shall be, shall enter into the burgage and plot of land aforesaid with their appurtenances and thereupon take full and peaceable seisin and shall make seisure into the hands of himself and of the whole community of burgesses of Congulton and shall take and have forever the rents, issues, and profits thereupon arising for the work, sustenance, reparation, and emendation of the said chapel so that neither the said Thomas del Masons, his heirs, nor assigns, nor any other in his name shall from that time forward be able forever to exact or claim any right or claim in the said burgage and plot of land with their appurtenances. And also the said Thomas del Masons wills and grants for himself and heirs that if it happen the said Thomas, his heirs, and assigns, or any others in name of this right should level, pull down, remove, or carry away the house or buildings erected or hereafter to be erected upon the same burgage or plot of land, then the said Thomas del Masons and his heirs shall from thenceforward forever forfeit the said burgage and plot of land into the hands of the said mayor or who for the time shall be, to the work, sustenance, emendation, and reparation of the said chapel. And the aforesaid Philip and John and their heirs will warrant and forever defend the said burgage and plot of land with the houses built thereupon and all other liberties and customs of the said burgage and plot of land according to the custom of the manor of Congulton of what kind so ever belonging to the aforesaid Thomas del Masons, his heirs, and assigns and also to the aforesaid mayor and burgesses of the said town when it shall have happened in the form aforesaid, against all men.
Witnesses: Philip del Grene then Mayor of Congulton, John de Lathum then catchpole there, William de Sta[ ] then seneschal of Halton, Ralph de Somerforde, Hugh de Lathum, Robert del Yate, William de Moreton, John del Galymor, John del Yate, Roger de Moreton, John de Chell, Thomas Kendall, clerk, and others. Dated at Congulton, the Monday next after the feast of St. Gregory the Pope, 14 Henry V1 [18 March 1436].