This indenture made between Hugh Grene, mayor of the town of Congulton with all the common consent and assent of the burgesses of the same town of the one part, and Geoffrey Burrus of Congulton 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 Geoffrey the fourth part of one burgage, lying between ‘le Mèle hall’ on the one part and the land late Hugh Grene’s on the other part and lies near the cross of the said town; and the half of one burgage lying in Dog lawne between the land formerly John Spencer’s of the one part and the land of Ralph Newton’s of the other part, with a turbary and appurtenances. To have and to hold the said fourth part and the half of the burgages with the turbary and appurtenances to the said Geoffrey Burrus, his heirs, and assigns forever, paying thence annually to the said mayor and to his successors at the feasts of St. John the Baptist [24 June] and St. Martin in the winter [11 November] 4s by equal portions. In case of default distress to be made until the rent be fully paid. And the aforesaid mayor and his successors with the common consent and assent of the burgesses of the said town will warrant and forever defend the said fourth part and half burgage with the turbary and all its appurtenances to the aforesaid Geoffrey Burrus, his heirs, and assigns against all men.
Witnesses: the aforesaid mayor, Richard de Moreton then bailiff of the same town,. Hugh Moreton, John Honkynson, William Madeow, and others. Dated at Congulton on the feast of St John the Baptist 9 Ed.IV [24 June1469].