Hampshire Archives and Local Studies reference number: 34M91W494/4.
By this indenture John Doswell Senior and James Child lease a Shop in High Street, Winchester, from the Saint John the Baptist Hospital.
On the front:21
Winton City }
Renewable Micha 1796
On the back:
(Signature) Anthony Goaler(?)
This Indenture made the third day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty three Between James White Esquire Mayor of the City of Winchester Richard Kenfield and Richard Knapp Bailiffs and the Commonalty od the said City Keeper of the Hospital of Saint John Baptist within the same City of the one part and John Doswell the Elder of the said City of Winchester Gentleman and James Childe of the same City Hatter Executors In Trust named in the last Will and testament of Catherine Gator widow of and full and sole Executrix named in the last Will and Testament of Edward Gator late of the said City Butcher deceased of the other part Witnesseth that the said Mayor Bailiffs and Commonalty Keeper of the said Hospital with their one Assent and Consent Have demised granted and to farm lett on and by these presents Do demise grant and to ffarm lett unto the said John Doswell and James Childe All that their Shop with its appurtenances lying in the High Street of the said City and formerly in the possession of William Marsh of the said City Butcher deceased lately parcel of a house of the said Mayor Bailiffs and Commonalty Keeper of the said Hospital by them demised unto Andrew Goodman Pewterer commonly called the Dolphin Inn which said Shop contains from the North to the South at the East end thereof in breadth sixteen feet and seven inches and from North to South at the West end in breadth fifteen feet and six Inches and from North to South in the middle of the said Shop from the middle part of a chimney jetting out therein fourteen feet and five inches and from East to West at the South side thereof ten feet and ten inches and from East to West on the North side from inside to inside twelve feet and ten inches And Also all the ground and soil upon which the said Shop is built and stands and the ceiling over the same and from thereof towards the North and the Penthouse over the same together with the several walls inclosing the said Shop on the South side thereof and on the West and East sides thereof containing four inches thick at least over and above the several above dimensioned measures of the said Shop And all the timber pieces and posts on the East West and South parts of the said Shop containing each about four inches thick inclosing the same as likewise the several utensils thereunto belonging and formerly used by the aforesaid William Marsh or his Assigns and the free use of the Joints and Timber of the said Shop and of the Walls of the chimney hereunder excepted by and with all things necessary and useful for the trade of Butcher or otherwise of the said John Doswell and James Childe or their Assigns they doing thereunto as little damage as possibly may be done by such using the same Except and always reserved out of this demise and grant the wall or Foundation of a chimney jetting out and standing into the Shop aforesaid containing in length from East to West about four feet and seven inches and in depth from North to South at the East end thereof two feet four inches and at the West end thereof from North to South fourteen inches all which premises were lately vested in John James of Wapping in the County of Middlesex Butcher and by him sold to the said Edward Gator deceased who by his last Will and Testament bequeathed the same to the said Catherine Gator his said late Widow deceased To have and to hold the said Shop and premises with the Appertenances before demised Except before excepted unto the said John Doswell and James Childe their Executors Administrators and Assigns form the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel last past before the date hereof unto the full and and term of Forty years from thence next ensuing and fully to be compleat and ended In Trust nevertheless to such uses as are mentioned in the last Will and Testament of the said Catherine Gator Widow deceased and to and for no other use intent or purpose whatsoever Yielding and Paying therefore yearly unto the said Mayor Bailiffs and Commonalty Keeper of the said Hospital their Successors and Assigns four Shillings of lawful money of Great Britain at two usual Feasts of the year that is to say at the ffeasts of the Annunciation of the blessed virgin Mary and Saint Michael the Archangel by even portion to be paid during the said term And one couple of chickens yearly unto the Mayor of the said City for the time being at his second Burroughmote or one shilling in lieu thereof at the option of the said Mayor And the said John Doswell James Childe for themselves their Executors Administrators and Assigns Do and each of them Doth covenant promise and grant to and with the said Mayor Bailiffs and Commonalty Keeper of the said Hospital their Successors and Assigns by these presents in manner and form following that is to say that they the said John Doswell and James Childe their Executors Administrators and Assigns shall and will at their own proper costs and charges from time to time and at all times hereafter well and sufficiently repair and support the said Shop and all other premises hereby demised in all things necessary and so as no damage from non repairing the same shall happen to the building over the said Shop belonging to the Dolphin Inn during the said term And the said Shop and premises so well and sufficiently repaired and supported at the of the said term shall leave and yield up unto the said Mayor Bailiffs and Commonalty Keeper of the said Hospital their Successors and Assigns And if it happen the said yearly rent of Four Shillings shall be behind and and unpaid in part or in all by the space of eight and twenty days after either of the said Feats on which the same ought to be paid being lawfully demanded Or else if the said Shop and and premises be not well and sufficiently repaired and supported by the by the space of six and twenty weeks next after notice given or lett by the Mayor of the said City for the time being at the said Shop and and premises to repair and support the same or any part thereof that then and from thenceforth it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Mayor Bailiffs and Commonalty Keeper of the said Hospital their their Successors and Assigns into the said Shop and premises to re-enter and the same to have again repossess and enjoy as in their former Estate and from thence to expell and remove the said John Doswell and James Childe their Executors and Assigns and every of them this Indenture or anything herein contained to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding In Witness whereof to the one part of these present Indenture remaining with the said John Doswell and James Childe the said Mayor Bailiffs and Commonalty Keeper of the said Hospital have put as well their Common seal as also the seal of the said Hospital and to the other part of the same Indenture remaining with the said Mayor Bailffs and Commonalty Keeper of the said Hospital the said John Doswell and James Childe have set their hands and seals ?????? the day and year first above written
The signatures and seals of the parties appear here.
The signature of John Doswell the Elder.