|Manours of Stepney and Hackney. ||88
That the said Copyhold Tenants, their Heirs and Assigns respectively, shall and
for ever hereafter, without any Lett, Impediment, Interruption, Denial, or
of his Lordship, his Heirs or Assigns, or any claiming under the said Lord Henry
Wentworth, deceased, not only during the time they shall be Copyholders, but
afterwards, when they have obtained the Freehold and Inheritance of their
respective Copyholds; peaceably hold and enjoy such and the the like Commons of
Pasture, and in such manner, in all the Commons, Wastes and commonnable Places
the said Manours, as they or any of them heretofore have had, used, held, taken,
enjoyed, or might lawfully haven taken or enjoyed. Nevertheless, it is agreed,
neither the said Indenture and Scedules, nor any Covenant therein contained,
any wise extend or enure to the Benefit or Advantage of any other Copyhold
the said Manours, other than the Copyhold Tenants named Parties to the said
Indentures, their Heirs and Assigns, and that for such and the same Lands,
Cottages, and Hereditaments, with the Appurtenances only, as they or any of them
hold, or claim to hold, by Copy of Court-Roll of the said Manours, or one of
by the said Indenture (whereunto relation be had) more plainly and at large
For enjoying the Common.
The Tenants not compounding, are excepted from all Benefit hereby.
Memorandum, That the said Indenture of the twentieth of June, together with a
duplicity thereof, were acknowledged by the said Thomas Lord Wentworth, the
first Day of July, 1617. before Sir Matthew Carew, Knight, to be enrolled, and
enrolled in the Chancery accordingly. The one part of which Indentures is left
Custody of the Company of Goldsmiths in the City of London, and the other in the
Custody of the Brethren of the Trinity House at Radcliff; In Trust, and to the
Use of the
said Copyhold Tenants, named Parties to the said Indentures.
The enrolling of the Deed, and where it is left.
The ninth Day of July 1617. in the said fifteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign,
Thomas Lord Wentworth acknowledged a Statute of the Sum of Twelve Thousand
Pounds of lawful Money of England, unto Alexander Prescot and John Gore, Alder-
men of London, Thomas Jones Common Sergeant of London, Francis Fulner and
George Whitmore, Esquires, and Robert Mildmay, Grocer; In Trust for, and to the
of the Copyholders named in the Indenture, and thereof is a defeasance by
dated the same Day, to this effect, viz. That if the said Thomas Lord Wentworth
perform the Covenants and Agreements contained in the aforesaid Indenture of the
twentieth of June: Then the same Statute to be void, and that the said Conusees
deliver up the same Statute to the said Thomas Lord Wentworth, his Heirs,
Administrators or Assigns, so soon as the said Act of Parliament shall be
according to the intent and true meaning of the said recited Indenture.
A Statute of 12000l. for Performance of Covenants.
To this end, the said Statute and Defeasance are left in the Chamber of the City
London: to be kept in such sort, as that the said Conusees may have the same to
delivered according to their Covenant. And the Chamberlain of the said City,
charged himself with the receipt thereof, by Order of the Court of the Lord
Aldermen 1617. Sir John Leman, being then Maior, and Master Cornelius Fish,
Where the Statute and Defeasance are kept.
In Trinity Term, in the said fifteenth Year of his Majesty's Reign, to a Bill of
was by the Copyholders, named Parties to the said Indenture of the twentieth of
exhibited against the said Thomas Lord Wentworth, in his Majesty's High Court of
Chancery; whereto the said Thomas Lord Wentworth did appear, and by his Answer
confessed the Contents of the said Bill to be true. Whereupon, a perfect Decree
the free Consent and Agreement of the said Thomas Lord Wentworth, bearing Date
two and twentieth Day of July, in the said fifteenth Year of the Reign of our
Lord King James) was obtained. And by the same, the said free Customs, Orders,
Immunities, &c. and all and whatsoever contained in the said Indenture of
of June, and the Scedules unto the same Indenture annexed, are for ever
confirmed. The said Decree is likewise there enrolled. The true Copy of the
The Proceedings in the Chancery.