CTH 3/107

This indenture made between Hugh Grene, mayor of the town of Congulton with all the common counsel and consent of the burgesses of the same town of the one part, and Randal Moreton of Congulton of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Hugh and burgesses have delivered and demised to farm to the said Randal one built burgage, lying between the Higher Chapel of the one part and the burgage formerly Philip Grene’s on the other part, with one croft adjoining called Armetes croft as it lies between the said Chapel and the tenement of Randal Roode, in the Lordship of Congulton. To have and to hold the said burgage and croft with appurtenances to the aforesaid Randal, his heirs, and assigns forever of the chief lords of the fee by the service thence due and of right accustomed. Paying thence annually to the said Hugh and to his successors for the time annually elected 7s at the feasts of St. Martin [11 November] and the Nativity of St. John the Baptist [24 June] by equal portions. And if there be default in paying the said 7s at either of the said feasts by 15 days, then it shall be lawful to the said mayor to distrain in the said burgage and croft adjoining and the distresses so taken to retain until the said annual rent be fully paid. And if the same be behind one year and one day if demanded, and the distresses upon the said land shall not have been found sufficient, then it shall be lawful to the same mayor and his successors to re-enter into the said burgage with the said croft adjoining and to repossess as in his former state, notwithstanding the said charter, and seisin in being had. And we the said Hugh mayor of the said town and his successors with all the common counsel of the burgesses will warrant and forever defend the said burgage and croft to the said Randal etc against all men.
Witnesses:- Hugh Grene then mayor, Peter Walker then bailiff, John Honkynson, William Madeow, Robert Leyke, and others. Dated at Congulton 3.June 3.EdIV [1463].