This indenture made between William Smyth, mayor of Congulton, with the common consent and assent of the burgesses of the same town of the one part, and Thomas Grene, friezer, of the other part. Witnesseth that the said William Smyth with the common consent and assent of the aforesaid burgesses has delivered, granted, and demised to farm to the said Thomas one messuage lying in the town of Congulton between a messuage of Richard Bedull’s on the one part and a certain burgage of Robert le Spenser’s on the other, and also a certain burgage lying near ‘le Parklone’ between the land of Randal de Leycestre of the one part, and the land of Cecilia who was wife of Henry Brokeshed on the other part. To have and to hold the said messuage and burgage with appurtenances to the said Thomas, his heirs, and assigns forever of the chief lords of the fee by the service thence due and of right accustomed. Paying 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. In case of default the said mayor and his successors to distrain until the said rent shall have been fully paid. And the said mayor and his successors with the common consent and assent of the burgesses aforesaid will warrant and forever defend the said messuage and burgage to the aforesaid Thomas Grene, his heirs, and assigns against all men.
Witnesses: the aforesaid mayor, William Rode then bailiff of the same town, Geoffrey Burrus, William Madeow, John Walker, and others. Dated at Congulton on the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 17 Edw.IV [8 September 1477].