Hampshire Archives and Local Studies reference number: 5M52/T106.
This indenture relates to a lease of a property called Willersley Warren by Benjamin Neville.
On the front:
Mrs Dicker and another }
This Indenture made the twenty courth day of June in the Eleventh year of the Reign of our sovereign Lord george the Third by the grace of God of Great Britain ffrance and Ireland King Defender of the ffaith and so forth and in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy one Between Elizabeth Dicker of Court ffarm in the Parish of Overton in the County of Southampton Widow and the Reverend Richard Russell of Ash in the same County Doctor of Laws of the one Part and Benjamin Neville of the Parish of Saint Swithtin near the City of Winchester in the County aforesaid Butcher of the other Part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings of lawful Money of Great Britain to them the said Elizabeth Dicker and Richard Rusell in hand paid by the said Benjamin Neville At or before the sealing and Delivery of these Presents the Payment and Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged They the said Elizabeth Dicker and Richard Rusell have bargained and sold and by these Presents do bargain and sell unto the said Benjamin Neville All that Land commonly called Willersley Warren formerly a Warren of Conies nigh Overton in the said County of Southampton and all Liberties Commodities and Profits to the said Premises belonging or appertaining which Land and Premises are held by Lease for three Lives absolute from the Lord Bishop of Winchester To have and to hold the said Land and the Liberties Commodities and Profits thereof and all and singular other the Premises herein before mentioned and intended to be hereby bargained and sold with their Appurtenances unto the said Benjamin Neville 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 whole Year from thence next ensuing and fully to be complete and ended (if the Lives by which the said Premises are held or any or either of them shall happen so long to live) Yielding and paying therefore at the End of the said Term the rent of one Pepper corn (if the same shall lawfully be demanded) To the Intent and Purpose that by Virtue of these Presents and by fforce of the Statute made for transferring Uses into Possession the said Benjamin Neville may be in the actual Possession of the said Land and Premises and be thereby enabled to accept and take a grant of Release of the Reversion and ffreehold thereof to him the said Benjamin Neville his Heirs and Assigns during the several Lives mentioned in the said Indenture of Lease granted by the Lord Bishop of Winchester by which Lease the Premises are held as aforesaid In Witness whereof the said Parties to these Presents have hereunto interchangeably set their Hands and Seals the Day and year first above written.
The Signatures and Seals of the Parties follow here.