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1835 Lease of 1&3 Princes Street

The 1835 lease of (today's) 1&3 Princes Street

 

This is an indenture from my collection, dated 27 March 1835 and made between Thomas Sydenham of the first part, Surgeon Markes Lambe of the second part and Thomas Smith Willmott, Gentleman, of the third part for the premises today known as 1&3 Princes Street but at this time being in Hendford, also known as Cattle Market.



This Indenture made the twenty seventh day of march in the year of out Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five Between Thomas Sydenham of Yeovil in the County of Somerset Cordwainer and Markes Lambe of the same place Surgeon of the one part and Thomas Smith Willmott of Yeovil aforesaid Gentleman of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings of lawful British Money to each of them the said Thomas Sydenham and Markes Lambe paid by the said Thomas Smith Willmott at or immediately before the sealing and and delivery of these presents the receipts whereof respectively are hereby acknowledged They the said Thomas Sydenham and Markes Lambe have and each of them hath bargained and sold and by these presents do and each of them doth bargain and sell unto the said Thomas Smith Willmott his executors administrators and assigns All that Messuage or Dwellinghouse situate at Hendford in the Town of Yeovil aforesaid together with the underground Kitchen Cellars and several Offices adjoining and attached thereto And also all that Hall (now or late used as a kitchen} lying behind the said dwellinghouse with the Room and Loft over the same And also all that Courtilage and Garden Plot lying behind the said Dwellinghouse Offices and Hall Garden and Premises are bounded on the north partly by a Dwellinghouse and Premises now in the occupation of George Hocker and partly by the southern wall of a Malthouse now in the occupation of Thomas Cave respectively belonging to the said Thomas Sydenham on the East by Hendford Street in Yeovil aforesaid one the South by the Lane leading from Yeovil aforesaid to Hewish Common Field and in the West partly by a newly erected Wall (belonging to the premises hereby bargained and sold) dividing the said Hall or Kitchen from the said Malthouse which said messuage or dwellinghouse hath been erected and built on the sale of a messuage or dwellinghouse which with the said Garden Plot and premises were formerly in the possession or occupation of one John Reeks Sadler deceased and John Reeks Clerk his Son or one of them afterwards of Thomas Reeks Sadler another son of the said John Reeks deceased, since of Samuel Tomes, then of Samuel Watts the elder (who erected and built the said messuage or dwellinghouse hereby bargained and sold afterwards of Joseph Watts (who considerably altered and improved the same) then of Samuel Watts the younger and later of the said Markes Lambe and which said messuage or dwellinghouse hath been lately divided by the said Thomas Sydenham into two Dwellinghouses with front Shops and the same [inserted = are] now or later were in the occupation of the said Thomas Sydenham and his tenant Thomas Hain Together with all Houses Outhouses Edifices x Buildings Erections Yards Gardens lights ways paths passages wells springs waters watercourses rights privileges easements profits advantages hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuage or dwellinghouse hereditaments and premises hereby bargained and sold or intended to be or to any part or parcel thereof belonging or in anywise appertaining And the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders yearly and other rents issues and profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof (Except and always reserved unto the said Thomas Sydenham his heirs and assigns full permission for that part of the Roof of the said Malthouse now projecting from the southern wall thereof and overhanging part of the said Garden hereby bargained and sold at all times hereafter to remain in its present state but without any right of dropping from the same) To have and to hold the said messuage or dwellinghouse and all and singular other the hereditaments and premises hereinbefore described and hereby bargained and sold or intended so to be and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their rights members and appurtenances unto the said Thomas Smith Willmott his executors administrators and assigns from the day next before the day of the date of these presents for and during and unto the full end and term of one year from thence next ensuing and fully to be complete and ended Yielding and paying therefore unto the said Thomas Sydenham and Markes Lambe their heirs and assigns the rent of a pepper corn on the last day of the said Term (if the same shall be lawfully demanded) To the intent and purpose that by virtue of these presents and by force of the Statute made for transferring uses into possession of the said Thomas Smith Willmott may be put into and be in the full and actual possession of all and singular the said messuage or dwellinghouse hereditaments and premises hereby bargained and sold or intended so to be and be thereby enabled to accept and take a release and conveyance of the reversion and inheritance thereof to him the said Thomas Smith Willmott his heirs and assigns To and for the only proper use and behoof of him the said Thomas Smith Willmott his heirs and assigns for ever by and according to the [word illegible] and effect and true intent and meaning of a certain Indenture of Appointment and Release of the same premises already prepared and engrossed and bearing or intended to bear date and day next after the day of the date of these presents and made or expressed to be made between the said Thomas Sydenham of the first part, the said Markes Lambe of the second part and the said Thomas Smith Willmott of the third part In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written


Thomas Sydenham                 Markes Lambe

 

Transcribed by Bob Osborn 

 

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E Watts' map of Yeovil of 1806. To put its location into context, today's 1 & 2 Princes Street is seen here at centre, to the immediate left of the "l" in "Cattle" (see enlargement below). Cattle Market is today's Princes Street, while Borough is today's High Street. The lane leading to Hewish Common Field, today's Huish, is at bottom left with Waterloo Lane leading down to centre bottom and what would later become Clarence Street running up to top left of centre, between Mr Goodford's garden and the Congregational Chapel. The very narrow lane that would become known as Porter's Lane, eventually widening to become today's Westminster Street runs left from Cattle Market.

 

The 1835 indenture from my collection.