Indenture between Oxford and John Lyly, 1584

PRO C54/1200, m. 34

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Temporary citation, from Feuillerat, pp. 534-8

This Indenture made the foure and twentith daye of Nouember in the seven and twentith yere of the raigne of our Soueraigne ladye Elizabeth by the grace of God Quene of England ffraunce and Ireland defendor of the faythe etc. Betwene the righte honorable Edward de Vere Earle of Oxenford Lorde greate Chamberleyn of England vicount Bulbeck and lorde of Badlesmere and Scales of the one partie and Iohn Lylye of London gent. servaunte to the saide Earle of the other partye witnesseth that where the saide Earle by hys Indenture bearinge date the second daye of Marche in the twoe and twentith yere of the raigne of our saide Soueraigne ladye for and in consideracion in the saide Indenture expressed did bargaine and selle geve and graunte vnto Edward Hubberd of Birchanger in the Countie of Essex gent. Receyvor generall to the saide Earle and Iane wyfe of the saide Edward hubberd and to the heyres and assignes of the saide Edward hubberd for ever all that the mannor of Bentfeild Burye with one messuage or tenement called Burie lodge with all and singuler their appurtenances sett lyinge and beinge in the parishe of Stansted mountfitchet or els where in the Countye of Essex aforesaide and all houses barnes stables edifices and buildinges then scituate and beinge in and vppon the saide mannor and other the premysses or anye parte or parcell thereof together with all groundes landes tenementes meadowes pastures feedinges moores marishes woodes vnderwoodes commons rentes reuercions remaynders seruices Courtes leetes veiwes of franck pledge wardes mariages releises esehetes forfeytures wayfes estrayes heriottes fynes amerciamentes suites seruices of tenantes aswell free holders as copieholders fellons goodes and the goodes of fugityves wastes Chappells liberties advowsons priuiledges waters wayes fysshinges commodities and hereditamentes with their appertenances whatsoever to the saide mannor and other the premysses or anye of them in anye wyse belonginge or apperteyninge or accepted reputed vsed taken or occupied as parte parcell or member of the same or anye parte or parcell thereof And the saide Earle for the consideracion aforesaide bargained solde gyven and graunted and by the saide Indenture did bargaine sell geve and graunte vnto the saide Edward hubberd and Iane hys wyfe and to the heyres and assignes of the saide Edward hubberd forever all that grove of wood and wood grounde with the soyle thereof commonlye called the Conyngree with the appertenances then in the tenure and occupacion of Richard Clerk by Coppye of Courte roll sett lyinge and beinge in the said parishe of Stansted mountfitchett in the saide Countye of Essex together with the reuercion and reuercions of all and singuler the premysses and all the estate righte interest vse clayme and demaund whatsoever which he the saide Earle then hadd or that he or hys heyres at anye tyme after the same myghte shoulde or of righte oughte to haue of in or to the saide mannor and all and singuler other the premysses with their appertenances or of in or to anye parte or parcell of them or any of them together also with all chartres writinges deedes evidences escriptes courte rolles rentalls terrors and mynumentes touchinge or concernynge onlye the saide mannor and all other the premysses or anye parte or parcell of them or anye of them to haue and to holde the saide mannor called Bentfeilde Bury and the saide messuage called Burye lodge with the saide grove of wood called the connyngree with all houses buildinges landes tenementes medowes moores maryshes pastures feedinges rentes seruices courtes leetes woodes underwoodes heredytamentes and all and singuler other the premysses with their appertenances vnto the saide Edward Hubberd and Iane hys wyfe and to the heyres and assignes of the saide Edward hubberd for ever to the onlye and proper vse and behoofe of the saide Edward and Iane hys wyfe and of the heyres and assignes of the saide Edward hubberd for ever without anye manner of condicion redempcion or mortgage yeldinge and payinge for the saide mannor and other the premysses yerelye vnto the saide Earle hys heyres and assignes forever the yerelye rent of thirtye poundes thirtene shillinges and fower pence [=30-13-4] of laufull money of England at twoe feastes in the yere that is to saye at the feastes of the Annunciacion of our ladye Sainte marye the virgen and Sainte Michaell the Archangell by even porcions as by the same Indenture wyth diuers other woordes covenantes grauntes articles and agreementes therein conteyned more fullye maye appeare. Nowe the saide Earle as well for and in consideracion of a certeine somme of money to hym in hande at and before thensealinge of theis presentes by the saide Iohn Lyly well and truly contented and paide whereof the saide Earle doth knowledge hym selfe fullye satisfied and paide and thereof doth clerelye acquite and discharge the saide Iohn Lyly hys heyres executors admynistrators and assignes and euery of them by theis presentes as also for and in consideracion of the good and faythfull seruice that he the same Iohn Lyly hath heretofore done vnto the saide Earle hath geven graunted bargained solde and confirmed and by theis presentes doth gyve graunte bargaine sell and confirme vnto the saide Iohn Lyly hys heyres and assignes for ever the saide yerelye rent of thirtye poundes thirtene shillinges and fower pence of laufull money of England and all the estate righte tytle interest clayme and demand whatsoever which he the saide Earle hath or that he or hys heyres or assignes at anye tyme hereafter maye myghte shoulde or of righte oughte to haue of in or to the saide rente and euerye parte thereof together with the saide Indenture and all and euerye other deedes evidences charteres mynumentes and writinges concernynge the saide yerelye rent or anye parte thereof To haue holde perceve receyve and enioy the said yerelye rent of thirtye poundes thirtene shillinges and fower pence and euerye parte thereof with thappertenances to the saide Iohn Lyly hys heyres and assignes to the vse of the said Iohn Lyly hys heyres and assignes forever to be hadd and receyved in manner and forme as in the saide Indenture is expressed And the saide Earle for hym selfe hys heyres executors and admynistrators and euerye of them seuerallye couenanteth promyseth and graunteth to and with the saide Iohn Lyly hys heyres and assignes and euerye of them by theis presentes that he the saide Earle or hys assignes shall and will at the sealinge of theis presentes delyver or cause to be delivered to the saide Iohn Lyly or hys assignes the saide Indenture vncancelled vnreleased or made voyde in parte or in all and also that he the saide Earle hys heyres executors or assignes shall and will before the ffeast of the birthe of our Lorde nexte comynge after the date hereof delyver or cause to be delyvered to the saide Iohn Lyly hys heyres or assignes all other deedes evidences charteres mynumentes and writinges which he the saide Earle or anye other by hys deliuerye or to hys vse nowe hath or haue or before the saide ffeast shall or maye haue or come by without suite in lawe and doe concerne the saide yerelye rente And further that yt shall and maye be laufull to and for the saide Iohn Lyly hys heyres and assignes for ever to haue holde receyve and enioye the saide yerelye rent without anye laufull lett disturbaunce denyall or interrupcion of anye person or persons and discharged or saued harmeles of all and euerye other bargaines sales guiftes grauntes charges and encombraunces whatsoever hadd made or done by the saide Earle And also that he the saide Earle hys heyres and assignes and all and euerye other parson and parsons anye thinge rightfullye havinge or laufullye clayminge to haue of and in the saide rent or anye parte thereof shall and will at all and euerye tyme and tymes duringe twoe yeres nexte comynge after the date of theis presentes doe suffer and cause to be done and suffered all and euery suche further acte and actes thinge and thinges as shalbe reasonably deuised or aduised by the saide Iohn Lyly hys heyres and assignes or by hym and hys learned counsell in the lawe for the better assuraunce and sure makinge of the saide yerelye rente to the saide Iohn Lyly hys heyres and assignes forever be yt by fyne deede or deedes enrolled enrollment of theis presentes or otherwyse at the costes and charges in the lawe of the said Iohn Lyly hys heyres and assignes And further that he the saide Earle at the sealinge of theis presentes is seazed of a good perfect absolute and indefecible [=indefeasible] estate in the saide yerelye rent and that the saide yerelye rente is in beinge and contynuaunce.

In witnes whereof the parties aforesaid to theis Indentures Interchaungeablye haue putt their Seales the daye and yere first above written 1584.

Irrotulatum xvi die Decembris Anno predicto [=16 December 1584].

Et memorandum quod vicesimo quarto die Nouembris Anno suprascripto [=24 November 1584] prefatus Edwardus comes Oxon. venit coram dicta domina Regina in Cancellaria sua et recognouit Indenturam predictam ac omnia et singula in eadem contenta et specificata in forma supradicta. (Record Office. Close Rolls. 27 Eliz. Part ii.)

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