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(This document was particularly difficult to read and must be treated with some scepticism. MMc)

THIS INDENTURE MADE THE thirtieth day of May in the year of Our Lord 1698 in the ? 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 BETWEENE John Earl of Bridgewater of Ashbridge in the County of Bucks John Burrington of Sandford in the County of Devon Esquire and John Garland of Whitefold in the sayd County of Devon Esquire of the one part and Patrick Bunt of Cardinham in the County of Cornwall yeoman of the other part WHITNESSETH that the said John Earle of Bridgewater John Burrington and John Garland for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings of good and lawful money of England paid to the said John Earle of Bridgewater John Burrington and John Garland in hand paid by the said Patrick Bunt at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged HAVE bargained and sold and by ? to bargain and sell but of said Patrick Bunt his executors administrators and assigns ALL? ? eight part of the sayd messuage and tenement called and commonly known by the name of Old Cardinham situate lying and being in the said Parish of Cardinham And all their
eighth part of all houses edifices buildings courtiladges garden and orchards meadows closes fields pastures feedings woods underwoods wayes pathes water watercourses ffishings priviladges advantages and hereditaments thereunto belonging or there with enjoyed as part parcel the appertanances and the reversion and reversions remainer and remainders rents issues and proffitt thereof TO HAVE and to hold this sayd eight part of the sayd messuage and tenement and premises every of their appurtenances to keep unto the said Patrick Bunt his executors administrators ? from the day next before the the date of the hereofunto the ? (said) covenant and for ? the ? one whole year from ? next ensuing to the intent that by virtue of the statute for transferring uses into possession the said Patrick Burk may be in the actual possession of the said premises and be able to take and accept of a grant of release of the said premises to him his heirs and assigns for ever IN WITNESS whereof ? above said hand have ? interchangeably put their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Bridgewater John Burrington John Garland

Signed on reverse
? Wakrman
John Moon
Jol ?
John Pierce
John Moon

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