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THIS INDENTURE Made the 22nd day of April in the year of Our Lord 1763 BETWEEN the Right Honourable Mary Lady Dowager Arundell (Widow of the Right Honourable Henry Late Lord Arundell Baron of Wardordered) of the one part and Petherick bunt of Cardinham in the County of Cornwall yeoman of the other part WITNESSETH that the said Mary Arundell for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to her in hand at or before the execution hereof well and truly paid by the said Pertherick Bunt the receipt whereof the said Lady Arundell doth hereby acknowledge and thereof acquit release and discharge the said Petherick Bunt his executors administrators and assigns by these presents HATH demised and leased and by these presents She the said Lady Arundell DOTH demise and lease unto the said Petherick Bunt ALL that her the said Lady Arundell‘s moiety or halfendale of ALL that tenement with its appurtenances in or called Old Cardinham (parcel of the Conventionary Lands of the Manor situate and lying within the parish of Cardinham aforesaid) now in the tenure or occupation of the said Petherick Bunt, which the said tenement contains in the whole about 32 acres (EXCEPT and always referred unto the said Lady Arundell her heirs and assigns all tin tin stuff toll tin copper lead and other ores mines minerals and metals whatsoever now found or hereinafter to be found or wrought in or upon the said hereby demised premises or any part thereof with free liberty of ingress egress and regress to search dig delve and work for the same and the tin copper lead and other ores so found and wrought there to dress and from there to take and carry away with all sorts of carriages to her and their own proper uses and also sink any shaft or shafts an to make any adit or adits leat or leats and to erect any engine or engines for ordaining or drawing the waters from the said mines and to make use of any water or watercourse on the premises for that purpose or for dressing or washing the said ores as she or they shall think fit and also except and always referred out of this present demise unto the said Lady Arundell her heirs and assigns all timber and timber like trees with liberty to fell cut down and carry away the same at her and their will and pleasure) TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said moiety of the said tenement and premises hereby demised with the appurtenances (except before excepted) unto the said Petherick Bunt his executors administrators and assigns from and immediately after the death of Elizabeth Henwood for by and during and unto the full end and term of the four score and nineteen years thereunto next ensuing and fully to be complete and ended IF the said Pertherick Bunt (aged about 26 years ) and Grace Andrew (aged about 23 years) daughter of Elizabeth Andrew of Warleggon in the County of Cornwall aforesaid widow)or either of them shall so long live YIELDING AND PAYING therefore yearly and every year from and after the commencement of the term hereby demised during the continuaure thereof The Rent or Sum of five shillings of lawful money of Great Britain at or upon four of the most usual feasts or days for payments of rent in the year, that is to say that the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, The feast of Saint Michael the Archangel, The Birth of Our Lord God and the Annunation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by even and equal portions The first payment thereof to be made at such of the feasts as shall first and next happen after the commencement of the said term and also YIELDING paying and delivering one best beast or else the sum of 30 shillings of like lawful money at the election of the said Lady Arundell her heirs and assigns for and in the name and lieu of an heriot at and upon the several deaths of the said Petherick Bunt and Grace Andrew, they or either of them dying after the commencement of the said term PROVIDED always that if the said yearly rent of five shillings best beast of thirty shillings payable as aforesaid being lawfully demanded, and no sufficient distress in or upon the said demised premises can or may be found to satisfy the said rent and heriot with the arrearages thereof respectively, if any shall be, Then and at all times from thenceforth it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Lady Arundell her heirs assigns into the said demised premises or any part thereof in the name of the whole to reenter and the same to have again reposses and enjoy as in her or their former estate AND by these presents That he the said Petherick bunt his executors administrators or assigns shall and will well and truly pay or cause to be payed the said yearly rent of five shillings and a best beast or thirty shillings for an heriot AT such times and in such manner as herein before appointed for payment of the same respectively AND LIKEWISE shall and will do common suit to the Court and Courts of the Manor of Cardinham aforesaid from time to time during the term hereby demised upon reasonable warning and perform all other suits sevices offices and customs as other conventionary tenants of the said Manor usually so AND ALSO that he the said Petherick Bunt his executors administrators or assigns shall and will from and after the commencement of the term hereby demised during the continuance thereof at his or their own proper costs and charges well and sufficiently repair reedify hedge ditch fence and amend the said demised premises and every part thereof in all needful and necessary reparations and amendments whatsoever And the same premises so well and sufficiently repaired reedified hedged ditched fenced and amended as aforesaid at the end, or other sooner determination of the said term shall and well against the High and Chief Lord and Lords of the fee and fees thereof for all High Rents Reliefs Suits and Services issuing out and to be paid out of and for the same as against all people and persons whatsoever shall and will warrant acquit and defend by these presents IN WITNESS whereof the parties first above named have hereunto set their hands and seals interchangeably the day and year first above written
Mary Arundell
Witness on reverse
James White
John Snowdon

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