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THIS INDENTURE MADE THE one and 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 the Right Honourable 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 WHEREAS Sir Bourtier Wraylate of Tavistock in the said County of Devon Baronett and Knight of the Honourable Order of the Baths doth by his last will and testament in writing bearing the date the sixteenth day of August in the year of Our Lord 1694 for the defraying of his honour all charges and for payment of his debts and legacies and other the intentions in his will expressed did give devise and bequeath unto the late John Earle of Bridgewater John Burrington and John garland their heirs and assigns for ever all his Manors Lands Tenements Parsonages Rectories Vittarridges and Hereditaments not conveyed in and by his former settlement upon trust and to his intent and purpose that they or the survivors or survivor of them should so asent to all and every his sayed Pasonages Rectories and Vittarridges and so often as they or any of them should become void during his sons minority and assent and should ? and to the rents issues and profits of his sayd Mannors Lands and Tenaments and all the inheritance and fee simple of the same or any part thereof (his Mannors and hundreds and Burrough of Wantage As to the sale only completed) as in and by the sayd will relation being thereunto had now fully may appear and whereas the sayd debts legacies and ffunds all expenses are not yet discharged or satisfied but a considerable part thereof remains due NOW THESE PRESENTS WITNESS that for raising money towards discharging of the same they the sayed John Earle of Bridgewater John Burrington and John Garland for and in consideration of the sum of twelve pounds of lawful English money to them in hand payd by the said Patrick Bunt at and before thanksgiving and delivery hereof the receipt hereof is hereby acknowledged and thereof and every of them by these presents HAVE granted released and confirmed and doe by these presents grant release and confirm unto the said Patrick Bunt (in his actuall possession now being by virtue of a lease for one year bearing date hereof and of the statute transferring uses into possession) And his heirs all that their eighth part of all that messuage tenement called or commonly known by the name of Old Cardinham situate lying and being in the sayd 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 or member thereof with the appertanances and the reversion and reversions remainer and remainders rents issues and proffitt thereof and all counterparts of leases deeds and writings with soley ? the of the said eighth part of the sayd messuages and tenements or any part thereof now in the hands custody or power of them the sayd John Earle of Bridgewater John Burrington and John Garland and true copies of all other deeds evidences and witnessings of the said Patrick Bunt his heirs and assigns TO HAVE AND TO HOLD this sayd eight part of the sayd messuage and tenement and premises hereby granted or herein mentioned or intended to be hereby granted with their appurtenances unto the said Patrick Bunt his heirs and assigns for ever To the only uses and behoofe of the said Patrick Bunt his heirs and assigns for evermore to be holden of the High and Chief Lord and Lords of the fee of the premises by the rent and levies therefore due and of right accustomed AND the sayd John Earle or Bridgewater for himself his executors and administrators doth hereby covenant and agree to and with the sayd Patrick Bunt his heirs and assigns that he the sayd Patrick Bunt his heirs and assigns of for and notwithstanding any Act Matter or Thing done or to be done by the sayd John Earle of Bridgewater shall and may from tyme to tyme and at all tymes hereafter have hold and enjoy the said eighth part of the sayd messuage tenement and premises lawfully clayming or to clayme by from or under him and that the sayd John Earle of Bridgewater hath not done any Act or thing whereby to insuring the premises hereby granted or mentioned to be granted or any part thereof in the Tyth charges estates or otherwise howsoever AND the sayd John Burrington for himself his executors and administrators doth hereby covenant and agree to and with the sayd Patrick Bunt his heirs and assigns that he the sayd Patrick Bunt his heirs and assigns for and notwithstanding any act matter or thing done or to be done by the sayd John Burrington shall and may from tyme to tyme and at all tymes hereafter have hold and enjoy the said eighth part or the sayd messuage tenement and premises hereby mentioned to be granted and every part thereof without the interruption or denyall of him the sayd John Burrington and all and every other son and sons and lawfully clayming or to clayme by from or under him and that the sayd John Barrington hath not done any act or thing whereby the incumber these premises doth hereby covenant granted or mentioned to be granted or any part thereof in Tythe charge estate other wife howsoever AND the sayd John Garland for himself his executors and administrators doth hereby covenant and agree to and with the said Patrick Bunt his heirs and assigns for and notwithstanding any act matter or thing done or to be done by the said John Garland shall and may from tyme to tyme and at all tymes hereafter have hold and enjoy the sayd eighth part of the sayd messuage tenement and premises be from or under him and that the sayd John Garland hath not done any act or thing whereby to incumber the premises hereby granted or mentioned to be granted or any part thereof in Tythe charges or otherwise howsoever AND LASTLY they the sayd John earle of Bridgewater JohnBurrington and John Garland seperately and apart and not the one for the other or for the Act of the other or for the heirs or assigns of the other of them covenant and agree for themselves respectively and for their respective heirs executors and administrators to and with the said Patrick Bunt his heirs and assigns that they the said John Earle of Bridgewater John Burrington and John Garland and their heirs shall and will from tyme to tyme and at all tymes hereafter within the space of seven years next ensuing from the date hereof at the bonafide request and all the costs and charges of the said Patrick Bunt his heirs and assigns make do acknowledge heirs executors or cause to be made done acknowledged levied and executed as by cousell learned in the law of the sayd Patrick Bunt shall be reasonably devised assurances and assurance in the law whatsoever be it by fine or otherwise or for the more effectual conveyancing of the said premises as by the Counsell learned in the Law of the said Patrick Bunt shall be reasonably devised or advised or required so as the ? (parties) to such further be not compelled for the causing thereof to travel from their respective habitations and so as such further assurances contained no other covenant then is herein expressed IN WITNESS Whereof the parties above sayd to these present indentures their hands and seals interchangeably have set the day and year first above written
Signed
Bridgewater John Burrington John Garland.

Witness signatures on reverse
? Ackerman, John Moon, Jol Sim, John Pierce

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