CTH 3/106

This indenture made between Hugh Grene, mayor of the town of Congulton with the common consent and assent of the burgesses of the same town of the one part, and John Hobson of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Hugh Grene with the common consent and assent of the aforesaid burgesses has delivered, granted, and to farm demised to the said John a certain burgage and parcel of a burgage with turbary and appurtenances, lying in Congluton aforesaid between the burgage of Matthew Yale of the one part and the burgage of John Arkelyde of the other part, abutting as far as to a certain head called L hunt Ee. To have and to hold the said burgage and parcel of a burgage with turbary and appurtenances to the said John Hobson, his heirs and assigns for ever of the chief lords of the fee by the service thence due and of right accustomed. Paying thence annually to the said mayor and his successors at the feasts of St. John the Baptist [24 June] and St. Martin in the winter [11 November] 2s 8d by equal portions. In the case of default, distress to be made until the said rent be fully paid to the aforesaid mayor and his successors. And the said mayor and his successors with the common consent and assent of the burgesses of the said town will warrant and for ever defend the said burgage, parcel of burgage with appurtenances to the said John Hobson his heirs and assigns against all men.
Witnesses: the aforesaid mayor, Peter Walker then bailiff of the same town, Roger Walker, William Smyth, and others. Dated at Congulton, 26 May, 3 Edward IV [1463].