Charter by which William Fytton of Cawerden, gentleman, gives, grants, and by this his present Charter indented confirms to Thomas Grene late of Congulton all his messuages, lands, tenements, rents, reversions, and services with appurtenances which he has in the town or territory of the aforesaid town. To have and to hold all the said messuages etc to the aforesaid Thomas and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever of the chief lords of the fee by the service thence due and of right accustomed: And paying thence annually to the said William, his heirs, and assigns 4s at the two annual terms of St Martin in the winter [11 November] and the nativity of St. John the Baptist [24 June] by equal portions. In default of paying the said rent for 15 days it shall be lawful to the said William to distrain in all the aforesaid messuages, lands, and tenements, rents reversions, and services with their appurtenances and the distresses so taken to retain until the said rent together with the arrears if any are satisfied and paid. And if it happen the said rent to be behind one year and a day and a sufficient distress not able to be found, that then it shall be lawful to the said William, his heirs, and assigns to re-enter, retake and retain all the said messuages etc as in the former state notwithstanding this charter indented, and seisin delivered. And the said William and his heirs will warrant and for ever defend the said messuages, lands, rents, and services with their appurtenances to the said Thomas and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten against all men.
Witnesses: Hugh Wagg then mayor of Congulton,. John Hobson then bailiff of the same, John Rathebon, John Walker, John Comberbache, and others. Dated at Congulton 29 June 2 Henry VIII