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 Rode of Congulton of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Hugh with the common counsel of the burgesses has delivered and to farm demised to the said Randal one parcel of land built upon lying in Dog Lane within Congulton, between the land of John Barker on the one part and the land of the said Randal on the other part. To have and to hold the said parcel of land with its appurtenances to the aforesaid Randal his heirs and assigns forever, of chief lords of the fee by the service thence due and of right accustomed. Paying thence annually to the said Hugh then etc mayor and to his successors 4d by equal portions at the two feasts of St. Martin in the winter [11 November] and the nativity of St. John the Baptist [24 June]. In case of default for 15 days, distress to be made until the same be fully paid; and if remaining unpaid for one year and a day if demanded and the distresses shall not have been found sufficient, then it shall be lawful to the said mayor and his successors to re-enter and repossess the said parcel of land, notwithstanding the said charter, and seisin had. And the said Hugh the mayor of the town aforesaid and his successors with all the common counsel of the burgesses of the aforesaid town will warrant and for ever defend the said parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Randal, his heirs, and assigns against all men.
Witnesses:- Hugh Grene then mayor of the said town, Peter Walker then bailiff of the said town, John Honkyson, Robert Leke, and others. Dated at Congulton on the feast of St. Michael the archangel 3 Ed.IV. [29 September 1463].