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THIS INDENTURE made the fifth day of May in the tenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord William the Third by the Grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King Defender of the faith Anno Domi 1698 BETWEENE James Grove of Pool Hall in the County of Salop Esq of the one part and Patrick Bunt of Cardynham in the County of Cornwall yeoman of the other part WITTNESSETH that the said James Grove for and in consideration of the sum of twelve pounds of lawfull money of England to the said James Grove in hand paid by the said Patrick Bunt att and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said James Grove doth hereby acknowledge and for other good causes and conditions the said James Grove thereunto moving HATH granted bargained sold released and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell release and confirm unto the said Patrick Bunt his heirs and assigns in his actual possession now by force of a deed of bargain and sale thereof to him made by the said James Grove for one whole year to commence from the day next before the day of the date of the same deed of bargain and sale by indenture bearing date very next day before the day of the date of these presents and by force of the statute for transferring of uses into possessions in that ? made and provided ALL that one quarter part of the whole in eight parts to be divided of all that messuage and tenement commonly called or known by the name of Old Cardinham situate lying and being within the parish of Cardynham aforesaid and now or late in the possession of John Gooding and also all that the full quarter of eighth parts of all ways paths waters watercourses easements commons commons of pasture privilidges royalties jurisdictions rents services profits commodities advantages emoluments and appertenances to the said eighth part of the said messuages and tenements or any part thereof incident belonging or in anywise appertaining to therewith now or at any time or times heretofore use occupied demised or enjoyed or accepted or reputed as any part or parcel thereof or belonging thereto and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents herriotts dutys suits and services of the aforesaid granted premises and of everypart thereof of and allt he estate right title interest property claim and demand whatsoever either at law or in equity of him the said James Grove of in and to the same premises and every or any part of thereof TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said quarter or eigth part of the aforesaid messuage tenement with the appurtenances and all singular and other the premises before hereby granted or intended to be granted released unto the said Patrick Bunt his heirs and assigns for ever to the only use and behoofe of the said Patrick Bunt his heirs and assigns forever more to be holden of the high chief lord lords of the fee and fees of the premises by the rents duties and services therefore and of right accustomed AND the said James Grove for himself his heirs executors and administrators and every of them doth covenant promise and agree to and with the said Patrick Bunt his heirs and assigns by these presents in manner following that is to say that notwithstanding any act matter or thing whatsoever at any time heretofore that made committed done or suffered by him or by the Right Honourable William Edward and Lowry late Earles of Bath Lord or by the Right Honourable Thomas Earl of Stamford or either of them he the said James Grove now hath in himself good right full power and lawful and absolute authority to grant release and confirm unto the said Patrick Bunt and his heirs the premises hereby granted and released in mannor and form aforesaid and also that he the said Patrick Bunt his heirs and assigns and every of them shall and lawfully may from time to time and at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold occupy possess and enjoy the said premises hereby granted and released without any the lawful lett suit trouble molestation disturbance or denial of or by the said James Grove his heirs or assigns or any of them or any other person or persons whatsoever lawfully claiming or to claim any estate or interest of or in the same premises by from or under him therein or any or either of them or by or under the late Earles of Bath the said Earl of Stamford any or either of them or otherwise such estates as have been formerly granted to the said John Gooding or his predecessors tenants of the aforesaid premises for life or lives or year or years do perminable upon lines by lease or by copy of courtroll according to the custom of the Manor of Cardinham of and in the promises only excepted and foreprized AND lastly that he the said James Grove and his heirs and all and every other person and persons lawfully claiming or to claim any estate interest of or in the premises shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter at the request and proper costs and charges in the law of the said Patrick Bunt and his heirs and assigns do make acknowledge levy suffer and execute or cause and procure to be made done acknowledged levied suffered and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable act and acts thing and things devises and assurances in the law whatsoever be it by feoffment fine deed or deeds inrolled or the inrollment of these presents or otherwise for the further and better conveying and assuring the said premises unto the said Patrick Bunt and his heirs as by the said Patrick Bunt and his heirs and assigns or his or their counsel learned in the law shall be reasonably devised advised or required so as the said James Grove his heirs or assignes for the ding thereof be not compellable to travel from the place of his or her or their abode in witness whereof the said partyes have to these presents their hands and seals interchangeably sett ? the day and year first above written.
Signed
Grove
Witnesses on reverse
Richard Nash
George White
? Rielley

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Contributed by Malcolm McCarthy, (Malc in Sunny Padstow), who has the original document.