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1756 Sale of The Sun inn

The 1756 sale of the Sun Inn in Grope Lane

 

This is an indenture in my collection, dated 3 January 1756, for the sale of a property in Grope Lane (today's Wine Street). From later leases it is known that the property in question, although not named in this document, was the Sun Inn.



 

This Indenture of Four Parts made the Third day of January In the twenty ninth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of God or great Brittain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundered and Fifty six Between John Priddle of Tintinhul in the County of Somerset Yeoman of the first part John Hopkins of Tintinhul aforesaid Yeoman of the second part Edward Hopkins of Yeovil in the said County of Somerset Innholder of the third part and Henry Priddle of Tintinhul aforesaid Yeoman of the fourth part Whereas in and by One Indenture of (Promise ?) or Deed of Mortgage bearing Date on or about the ninth day of May last past and made or mentioned to be part It is Witnessed That the said Edward Hopkins and John Hopkins for and in Consideration of the sum of Eighty Pounds of faithful Money of great Brittain unto the said Edward Hopkins (two words illegible) paid by the said William Knott at or before the Sealing and Delivery thereof the receipt whereof the said Edward Hopkins do hereby acknowledge and thereof and of every part thereof did acquit release and discharge the said William Knott his Heirs Ex(exu)tors and Cred(it)ors and every of them thereby Did grant devise bargain and Sell unto the said William Knott his Heirs Adm(inistra)tors and Assigns All that Burgage Messuage or Dwellinghouse Situate lying and being in Grope Lane within the Burrough of Yeovil in the said County of Somerset then and now lately purchased of and from James Roberts and Mary his Wife who was the only Child of James Hobbs and then and now in the possession of the said Edward Hopkins together with all Outhouses Edifices Cellars Stables Courts Yards Backsides Ways Paths Passages Easements Profits Commodities Advantages and Appurt(enance)s whatsoever to the said prem(ise)s belonging or in any wise appurtaining And the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents Dues Profits and Services (inserted = thereof) and of every part  and parcel thereof To be had and holden unto the said William Knott his Heirs Adm(inistra)tors and Assigns for and during and unto the full End and Term of Five hundred years then next and immediately ensuing and fully to be compleat and ended under the yearly rent of a Barley Corn payable on the Feast day of Saint Michael the Archangel if the same should be lawfully demanded and also subject and under a promise  and Condition therein contained to the following Effect (to wit) That if the said Edward Hopkins his Heirs Adm(inistra)tors and Assigns did and should well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said William Knott his Heirs Adm(inistra)tors and Assigns the full sum of Eighty Pounds of Lawful money of great Brittain with lawful (word illegible) for the same on the Ninth day of November then next ensueing the day of the Date thereof without any Means of Deduction or Abatement of any Thing for Rates Taxes or Assessments parliamentary or Otherwise howsoever then and from thenceforth the said Indenture and all and every thing therein contained should cease determine and be Utterly void for all intents and purposes as in and by the said rented or part rented Indenture of Devise or Deed of Mortgage references being thereunto had will more fully and at large appear And Whereas in and by one Indenture of an Assignment of three parts bearing date on or about the fifteenth day of December lastpast and made or mentioned to be made between the said William Knott of the first part the said John Hopkins of the second part and the said John Priddle of the third part After first receiving therein in Manner or to the Effect usage herein before rented and also that whereas the said Edward Hopkins did not pay to the said William Knott the Said Sum of Eighty Pounds and (word illegible) or any part thereof on the said Day and Time in the said Promise mentioned for payment thereof by Means whereof the Termes as aforesaid granted of the premises aforesaid rented or in part rented Indenture of Devise or Deed of Mortgage because in Law absolute and also farther that whereas there then appeared to be justly due oweinge the said William Knott on the said rented or in part rented Indenture of Devise or Deed of Mortgage for Principal money the Sum of Eighty Pounds and for the Interest thereof the Sum of Two Pounds and Eight Shillings the said Indenture of Assignment of three parts In Witness that for and in Consideration of the said sum of Eighty two Pounds and Eight Shillings of lawful Brittish money to the said William Knott then in hand by the said John Hopkins before the Sealing and Delivery thereof well and truly paid and which now then accordingly paid and of the Sum of Ten Shillings of like lawful money to the said William Knott in hand by the said John Priddle by the Direction of the said John Hopkins before the Sealing and Delivery thereof then also paid the receipts of which said Several Sums the said William Knott at the Special Instance and request and by and with the particular Direction & appointment of the said John Hopkins testifyed by his being made a party thereto and by his Sealing and Delivering thereof thereby Did assign (four word illegible) unto the said John Priddle All that the said Burgage Messuage or Dwellinghouse Outhouses Edifices Cellars Stables Courts Yards Backsides Ways Paths Passages Easements Profits Commodities Advantages and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises belonging or in any wise appurtaining and also all the Estate right Title Interest Term of Years to come properly Challenge Claim and Demand whatsoever (two words illegible) and in Equity of him the said William Knott of in and for the same and every part and parcel thereof and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents Issues Profits and Services thereof and of every part thereof Together with all Deeds Evidences and Writings  then in the Custody and Possession of him the said William Knott which related or belonged to the said thereby assigned prem(is)es To be had and holden unto the said John Priddle his Ex(exu)tors  Adm(inistra)tors and Assigns from thenceforth for and during all the rest residue and remainder of the said recited Term of Five hundred years in and by the said recited or in part recited Indenture of Device or Deed of Mortgage granted which was therein to come and unexpired and fully to be compleat and ended In Trust only for the said John Hopkins Ex(exu)tors  Adm(inistra)tors and Assigns And Whereas the said John Hopkins hath lately agreed to and with the said Edward Hopkins for the absolute purchase of the Fee Simple and Inheritance of the before mentioned Burgage Messuage or Dwellinghouse and prem(is)es for the Price or Sum of One hundered and fifty pounds Now to the End the rest and residue of the said Term of Five hundered years may be preserved and kept (word illegible) to attend and wait on the Reversion and Inheritance of the same prem(is)es.to protect and defend the same from all Incumbrances Subsequent to the Creation of the said recited Term This present Indenture now Witnesseth That the said John Priddle for and in Consideration of the Sum of Five Shillings of lawful Brittish money to him in hand paid by the said Henry Priddle before the ensealing and Delivery hereof by the Direction and Appointment of the said John Hopkins and also which the Sum of Eighty two pounds (inserted = and eight shillings) already paid by the said John Hopkins to the said William Knott in full Discharge of the Principal and Interest moneys Due on the said Deed of Mortgage make in the whole the Sum of One hundered and fifty pounds being the purchase money agreed on and the Consideration money mentioned to be paid by the said John Hopkins to the said Edward Hopkins in one Indenture of Release of three parts bearing even date herewith and made between the said Edward Hopkins of the first part the said John Hopkins of the second part and Richard Took of Tintinhul aforesaid Shopkeeper of the third part the several receipts whereof are hereby confessed and acknowledged (word illegible) said John Priddle as well at the Instance particular request Direction and appointment of the said John Hopkins as of the said Edward Hopkins testifyed by their being made partys hereto and Signing and Sealing these Presents And also they the said Edward Hopkins and John Hopkins Have and each and either of them Hath bargained sold assigned transferred and letover and by these presents they the said John Priddle Edward Hopkins and John Hopkins Do and each and either of them Doth bargain sell assign (inserted = transfer) and letover unto the said Henry Priddle by the Nomination and Appointment of the said John Hopkins All that the said Burgage Messuage or Dwellinghouse Outhouses Edifices Cellars Stables Courts Yards Backsides Ways Paths Passages Easements Profits Commodities Advantages and Appurt(enance)s whatsoever to the said prem(is)es belonging or in any wise appertaining And also all the Estate Right Tithe Interest Use Trust Benefit and Equity of Redemption Term of years propertly Challenge Claim and Demand whatsoever both at Law and in Equity of them the said John Priddle Edward Hopkins and John Hopkins or of any or either of them of in and to the same and every part and parcel thereof Together with the said Indenture of Demise or Deed of Mortgage and Assignment of three parts and all other Deeds Evidences and Writings whatsoever now in the Custody and possession of them the said John Priddle Edward Hopkins and John Hopkins or of any or either of them which belong relate to or concern the said hereby assigned prem(is)es To have and to hold the said Burgage Messuage or Dwellinghouse and prem(is)es before mentioned and intended to be hereby assigned and every part and parcel thereof with their appurt(enance)s unto the said Henry Priddle his Ex(exu)tors  Adm(inistra)tors and Assigns from henceforth for and during all the rest residue and remainder of the said Term of Five hundered years above mentioned which is yett to become and unexpired In Trust for the said John Hopkins his Heirs and Assigns and such other person or persons to whom the Freehold and Inheritance of the said prem(is)es shall Appertain and belong and to the Intent and purpose that the remainder of the said term shall attend and wait on the Freehold and Inheritance of the said prem(is)es intend so to be conveyed by the said Edward Hopkins to the said Richard Took his Heirs and Assigns (In Trust ?) for the said John Hopkins his Heirs and Assigns by Indentures of Lease and Release The Lease bearing date the day before and the Release bearing even date with these presents and to protect and defend the same from all Subsequent Incumbrances In Witness whereof the Partys First above named to these present Indentures their Hands and Seals interchangeably have sett the day and year First above written.

Signed and sealed –     Jon Priddle    John Hopkins    Edward Hopkins

 

 

Transcribed by Bob Osborn

 

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From my collection

The top left portion of the indenture.

 


From my collection

The full width of the indenture