Reference numberCON 3/2/7/4
TitleLease of 5 Dec 1770
Description1. John Hart Cotton. Frances Cotton. Thomas Bowdler The Rt. Hon. Basil, Earl of Hapsburgh, Denbigh and Desmond. 2. John Gray, Steeple Gidding, grazier and farmer. Messuage in Steeple Gidding with lands, i.e. The Barn Close, Blackmore Hold, Shepherds Bush, The Grove, Home Close, Great Ploughed Close, Ploughed Field, Millers Close, Gregoryes Close = 169 as. Messuage late in occupation of - Mehew with lands, i.e. Stimsons Close, The Allpitts, Mitchells, and The 2 Meadows (161as) late in occupation of Thomas Mehew. With the Great Tythes of the said premises. For 9 years from 5 April next at £220 p.a. plus £5 per acre for every over 94 acres ploughed. £5 for every acre ploughed otherwise than 2 crops and a fallow, or for more than 10 years in any one tillage. £5 for every acre not sown with 10lbs. of Common Clover seed, 10lbs. of Dutch Clover seed or 10lbs of Trefoil seed. and for every acre mowed more than once in a year, and for every acre ploughed other than in its turn in a due course of husbandry. £1 for every load of hay, straw etc. which 2. sells or removes from the said premises. 1. will pay land tax and will in the first year put up various buildings, fences etc. Endorsed: Survey of the premises mentioned in the lease. Field-names, with acreages, value per acre and yearly value. 330 as. £231.15.0 yearly value. Enclosed: Draft agreement for the Mehew lands, dated 5 Nov. 1770, for 9 years at £110 p.a.
Date5 Nov 1770-5 Dec. 1770
CreatorNameHeathcote family of Conington Castle
RepositoryHuntingdonshire Archives

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