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THIS INDENTURE Made the 29th day of April in 27th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the Faith etc. and in the year of Our lord 1754 BETWEEN John Hill of the Parish of Cardinham in the County of Cornwall glazier of the one part and Ambrose Dow of the Parish and county aforesaid Labourer of the other part WHEREAS Thomas Wills of Penpol in the Parish and County aforesaid yeoman did by indenture of sale bearing date the 1st of May in the 17th year of his present Majesties Reign for the conditions therein expressed did demise lease and to form sett and lett and confirm unto the said John Kitt all that messuage and tenement with the appurtenances commonly called or known by the name of Kents Down situate lying and being in the Parish and County aforesaid and then lately in the possession of William Slyman and Anne Prout or their assigns together with all houses gardens orchards lanes pastures feedings common and commons of pasture ways profits whatsoever which hath soon heretofore taken known or reputed to be belonging to the same or any part thereof TO HAVE AND TO HOLD all and singular the said Messuage and tenement except as therein is accepted unto the said John Kitt his executors administrators and assigns from the day of the date of the said indentures of lease for and during the whole time and term of four score and nineteen years fully to be completed and ended if he the said John Hill ? there and ? Thomas Hill and Anne Hill father and mother of the said John Hill or any or either of them so long shall happen to live yielding paying and defending as in the aforesaid deeds of lease is to have yielded paid done and performed whereby the same relation being thereunto had it doth and may more fully and at large appear NOW THIS INDENTURE FURTHER WITNESSETH that the said John Hill for and in consideration of the sum of thirty five pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain seventeen pounds and ten shillings more being one half of the said sum of thirty five pounds to be in paid or secured be paid unto the said John hill by the said Ambrose Dow at or before the sealing and delivering of these presents and seventeen pounds and ten shillings more being the other half of the said sum of thirty five pounds above mentioned to be aid unto the said John hill his executors administrators or assigns by the said Ambrose Dow his executors administrators or assigns at or upon the 25th day of December next ensuing the date hereof and in and by these presents doth grant demise assign transfer and sett over unto the said Ambrose Dow his executors administrators or assigns all and singular the messuages and tenements aforesaid with all and every of its appurtenances thereunto belonging as in aforesaid recited indenture of lease is granted by the said Thomas Wills excepting and always reserving as in the aforesaid recited indenture of lease is accepted and reserved TO HAVE AND TO HOLD all and singular the said messuage tenement with the appurtenances thereunto belonging except as in the aforesaid recited indenture of lease and in this present assignment is accepted and resolved together with the recited indenture of lease unto the said Ambrose Dow his executors administrators or assigns from henceforth from and during all the rest remainder and residue of the said term of fourscore and nineteen years in and by the said inpart recited indenture of lease granted and yet to come and unexpired yielding paying doing and promising to the landlord as in the recited indenture of lease is required to be yielded payed done and performed by the said John Hill his executors administrators or assigns and the said John Hill is to free and discharge the said Ambrose Dow from all rates taxes and all other outgoing whatsoever ? the 25th day of December last passed before the date of this present assignment and the said John Hill doth hereby for himself his executors administrators and assigns and for every and either of them by these presents covenant promise and grant unto the said Ambrose Dow his executors administrators and assigns that he the said John hill hath not done any act or acts thing or things or any former assignments of the premises to hinder make void this present assignment but at this present sealing and delivery hereof hath good right full power and authority to grant assigns transfer and sett over the premises aforesaid in manner and form as aforesaid and during the term aforesaid and that he the said Ambrose Dow his executors administrators or assigns shall and lawfully may quietly and peaceably have hold occupy possess and enjoy all and singular the premises hereby granted and assigned and every part and parcel thereof with the appertenances except as before is excepted without the lawful lett suit trouble hindrance molestation claim challenge demand of him the said John Hill or any other person or persons whatsoever claiming or to claim by from or under him IN WITNESS WHEREBY the said John Hill hath hereunto set his hand
Signed Jo(………..Missing)
Witnesses
Thomas Honney
Sign of Ambrose R Ford.

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