The following are the indentures that I read and summarized this semester. The full indentures can be found in the special collections.
LCSP-Legal-1765-001- This document is a rental agreement between John Bigg and William Fawkener. John Bigg is a local papermaker and William Fawkener is the lord of Iping Manor. In order to be admitted to the land John Bigg must pay ten shillings. The rent is set at 12 pence a year.
LCSP-Legal-1765-002- The indenture is an agreement for land to be sold. John Munday must pay Anthony Cook 400 pounds in 19 years. The mortgage will last 19 years and total 400 pounds. The land is about 40 acres and a few of the buildings on the land are also mentioned. Other names mentioned are Nicholas Pittsworth and George Pitt.
LCSP-Legal-1764-001- Rev. Samuel Cholwich is writing on the behalf of John Burridge Cholwich, his nephew. John Burridge Cholwich will be the lord of the manor, but is too young. The document discusses the amount that will be paid for rent, 50 pounds. It also talks about what days that rent will be paid on. Rent will be paid on Michaelmas, Christmas, and Lady day.
LCSP-Legal-1764-002- This indenture is an agreement between George Mackenzie and Edward Eyles. George Mackenzie will pay Edward Eyles 3,500 pounds. Also mentioned are Henry and James Sherling of London Merchants.
LCSP-Legal-1764-003- The indenture is a land agreement between the lord, Christopher Lonsdale Clark, and William Primo. It outlines the land that William Primo will get. It also mentions both of their wives. Christopher has a wife named Sarah and William has a wife named Elizabeth. The phrase “by the Rod” also comes up several times in the document. “By the Rod” is thought to be a way of measuring land.
LCSP-Legal-1763-001- William Bartholomew is seeking admission to land. The land will include barns, stables, buildings, gardens, orchards, and 1.5 acres of meadow land. The rent is set at two shillings and six pence.
LCSP-Legal-1760-001- This indenture is an agreement between John Richmond Webb and John Beals. There is an agreement that John Beals will pay 16 pounds a year to John Richmond Webb for rent. He will pay half on March 25 and the other half on September 29. The agreement mentions several buildings, a stable, and a garden that John Beals can use. Beals’ two sons, John and Thomas, will live with him on the land. Also mentioned are two other tenants named John Church and William Dobbs. There is a printed inhabited initial and coat of arms at the top right of the indenture. An almost completely intact John Richmond Webb seal at the bottom of the document.
LCSP-Legal-1759-001- Martha Cox is wanting to be admitted as a tenant in the Manor of Shrivenham. She will have to pay two shillings to be admitted. The yearly rent will be one shilling. There are also mentions of her husband, Thomas Cox, and several other individuals.
LCSP-Legal-1755-001- This indenture is a rental agreement between William Courtenay and Charles Bertio. Charles Bertio will pay 40 shillings a year to live on the land. This agreement also outlines expectations for land and building repairs.
LCSP-Legal-1751-001- This a mortgage agreement between Jane Powell and Hope family, Thomas and Francis. Jane Powell will pay 100 pounds to them for the land. There are 3 seals that are in good shape on the large document. There is a printed inhabited initial and coat of arms at the tope left of the large document. The smaller document has 1 seal on it. There are 3 stamps on the small letter. There are also several black dots that look like some kind of stamp.
LCSP-Legal-1749-001- This is an agreement between Harry Luppinrof and Phillip Wife. Phillip Wife will pay one shilling a year for a cottage and Garden located in the County of Devon. There is decorative writing in the top left corner, a blue stamp on the far left right side, and a seal with a bird on it at the bottom of the indenture.
LCSP-Legal-1747-001- This indenture is an agreement between John Richmond Webb and John Cook. John Cook will be paying five shillings to John Richmond Webb to be considered. The land is in the County of Witts. There is a blue stamp on the far left of the page and a John Richmond Webb Stamp at the bottom of the indenture. There is also a “d4” located under the blue stamp. The term “peppercorn” is used to describe rent.
LCSP-Legal-1747-002- This is a an agreement for admission between Mary Markham and the lords of the the manor, in the Isle of Ely. Mary Markham was the cousin of a tenet who died, making her heir to her cousin’s land. After the death Mary did not claim the land, so some of it was sold off. She is knowing looking to be admitted as a tenet on the Manor. The document outlines what land she will receive. She also must pay several fines before she can live on the land.
LCSP-Legal-1746-001- This indenture is an agreement between the lord of the manor and Bailis Mealin. Bailis Mealin will receive a cottage and some land. He will pay seven shilling and 8 pent for rent. He also must pay a fine of one pound and ten shillings to be admitted to the land.
LCSP-Legal-1743-001- This indenture is an agreement between William Sparrow, of Hilton in the County of Huntingdon, and John Walker, of the Isle of Ely. John Walker will pay William Sparrow 50 pounds for 43 acres of land in the County of Cambridge. The agreement will be reviewed by William Read and John Moulson. There is a blue stamp on the on far left side of the indenture.
LCSP-Legal-1742-001- This indenture is an admission request from Charles Halsey. Houshaw Hasley recently died. He left behind a will, giving Charles Halsey his land. This document is Charles Hasley’s request for admission on that land. There is one blue stamp on the left side of the document.
LCSP-Legal-1740-001- This indenture is an agreement for William Wilson to acquire land in the village of Little Horwood. Joseph Turner owned land in the village of Little Horwood, but he surrendered the land. William Wilson is be admitted to the land and will pay 55 shilling to hold the land. There is one blue stamp on the indenture.
LCSP-Legal-1739-001- This indenture is an agreement between Francis Davy and William Gorwill. William Gorwill will pay 22 pounds and 5 shillings to Francis Davy, and 2 shillings a year. A heriot will also have to be paid if William Gorwill suddenly dies. Hist first payment will be at the next feast. The document outlines the amount of land, and what will be included on the land. There is decorative writing in the top right corner, a blue stamp on the far left, and a seal at the bottom.