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THIS INDENTURE Made the 28th day of September in the 30th year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith in the year of Our Lord 1772 BETWEEN John Simons of the Parish of Cardinham in the County of Cornwall tucker of the one part and Petherick Bunt of the said Parish of Cardinham yeoman of the other part WHEREAS Mary Vere Hunt of Chester in the County of Chester widow by her indenture of lease only executed and bearing date the 21st day of March in the year of Our Lord 1747 for the consideration therein mentioned DID demise lease sett unto the said John Simons party hereto ALL that her messuage and tenement in the village of Old Cardinham farm situate lying and being within the said Parish of Cardinham together with convenient commons of pasture on the commons belonging to the Manor of Cabellia all which said demised premises were late thenceforth in the possession of Thomas Pomery of the said Parish of Cardinham yeoman deceased and which fell into the hands and possession of the said Mary Vere Hunt on the said decease of Elizabeth Rundle formerly Elizabeth Pomery together also with the said lease (except as therein excepted) TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said message and tenement with their appurtenances except before excepted unto the said John Simons his executors administrators and assigns from thenceforth unto 20th day of December then last past for and during the full time and term of fourscore and nineteen years if the said John Simons Richard Simons and Jane Simons son and daughter of the said John Simons or any of them should happen so long to live UNDER the yearly rent of thirteen shillings and four pence payable quarterly, and capon yearly or twelve pence for the same on harvest journey yearly on the time of harvest or six pence for the same, and twenty shillings for an Heriot or Farlive upon the death and decease of every of them the said John Simons, Richard Simons and Jane Simons and under divers covenants exceptions suits and services and agreements in the said lease contained reference and in relation being thereunto had will more fully and at large appear AND WHEREAS the said Petherick Bunt hath contracted and agreed with the said John Simons for the purchase of the said messuage and tenement for and during the remainder of the said term determinable as aforesaid and for the ? sum of thirty pounds NOW THESE PRESENTS WITNESS that the said John Simons for and in consideration of the said sum of thirty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to him in hand paid by the said Petherick Bunt at and before the sealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof the said John Simons hereby acknowledges and thereof and of every part thereof doth hereby release acquit and discharge the said Petherick Bunt his executors administrators and assigns HATH granted bargained sold by signed transference and sett over and in and by these presents DOTH grant bargain sell assign transfer and sett over unto the said Petherick Bunt his executors administrators and assigns ALL that the aforesaid messuage and tenement in the Village of Old Carinham situate lying and being in the said Parish of Cardinham together with convenient Commons of Pasture on the Commons belonging to the Manor of Cabilla formerly in the possession of the said Thomas Pomery of the said Parish of Cardinham yeoman deceased and late and now of George Simons son of the said John Simons and which fell into the hands and possession of the said Mary Vere Hunt on the death of the said Elizabeth Rundle formerly Elizabeth Pomery together also with the said lease (except before excepted) TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said messuage and tenement hereby intended to be hereby granted and assigned with the appurtenances AND ALL his the said John Simons his estate right title interest term and terms of years property claim and demand whatsoever in and to the same and an7 part thereof from henceforth for and during the rest residue and remainder of the said term of fourscore and nineteen years therein to come and expire by virtue of the said lease UNDER the yearly rent dues duties suits services covenants and exceptions in the said lease contained AND the said John Simons doth hereby for himself his executors administrators covenant promise and agree to and with the said Petherick Bunt his executors administrators and assigns in manner following that is to say that he the said John Simons now hath in himself good right full power and lawful authority and during the remainder of the said term or terminable as aforesaid and that the said messuage and tenement now are and so during the remainder of the said term determinable as aforesaid shall remain continue and be unto the said Petherick Bunt his executors administrators or assigns free and clear and freely and clearly and absolutely acquitted exonerated and discharged or otherwise well and sufficiently saved harmless and indemnified by the said john Simons his executors administrators of and from all and all manner of former and other gifts grants bargains sales assignments mortgages judgements executions rents arrears of rent incumbrances claims and demands whatsoever the yearly rent dues suits and services mentioned and reserved in and by the said in part recited lease only exception foreprized AND that he the said John Simons his executors administers and every other person or persons now having or claiming or who shall at any time or times during the remainder of the said term have or claim any estate right title or interest in or to the said premises or any part thereof shall and will at any time or times at the reasonable request of the said Petherick Bunt his executors administrators or assigns at the proper costs and charges of the said John Simons his executors administrators make acknowledge levy execute suffer or cause to be made done acknowledged levied executed all and every such further and other lawful reasonable act and acts thing and things deed deeds assurance and assurances whatsoever or the further more perfect and absolute granting assigning and assuring the said messuage and tenement with their appurtenances to the said Petherick Bunt his executors administrators and assigns during the remainder of the said term determinable as aforesaid as by the said Petherick Bunt his executors administrators or assigns or by his own or their Counsel learned in the law shall be reasonably devised advised or required so as the party or parties who shall be required to make and execute such further assurance or assurances be not compelled or compellable to travel above ten miles from his place or places of his or their habitation or abode at the time of such request for the making or doing thereof AND that under payment of the said yearly rent and dues and observance performance of the covenants exceptions suits services and agreements in the said leae contained it shall and may be lawful for the said Pertherick Bunt his executors administrators and assigns quietly and peaceably to have hold and enjoy the said messuage and tenement hereby or intended to be hereby granted and assigned with the appurtenances for and during the remainder of the said term or terminable as aforesaid without the lett suit trouble burthen charge molestation executed or denial of him the said John Simons his executors or administrators or any person or persons whomsoever claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof from by or under him feed and discharged by the said John Simons of and from the conventionary rents rates taxes and other outgoings to the twenty ninth day of this instant September IN WITNESS whereof the parties aforesaid to these presents being duely stamped their hands and seals interchangeably have sett the day and year first above written
John Simons
Witness on reverse
John Simons Jnr
Thomas Mounsteven

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