Hampshire Archives and Local Studies reference number: 116M89W/3.
John Doswell Senior leases properties in Winchester to John Doswell Junior for one year.
On the front:
Mr John Doswell Senr }
This Indenture made the ffirst Day of January in the Eighteenth 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 Eight Between John Doswell of the City of Winchester in the County of Southampton Esquire of the one part and John Doswell the Younger of the parish of Saint Batholomew near the City of Winchester aforesaid Butcher of the other part Witnesseth that for and in Consideration of the Sum of ffive Shillings of lawful Money of Great Britain to the said John Doswell the Elder in hand paid by the said John Doswell the Younger at or before the Sealing and delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged He the said John Doswell the Elder hath bargained and sold and by these presents Doth bargain and sell unto the said John Doswell the younger All that ffreehold Messuage Tenement or Dwelling house situate and being in the parish of Saint Lawrence in the City of Winchester aforesaid heretofore in the Tenure or Occupation of Gilbert Bear and Thomas Rymes afterwards of Richard Cosnell and since of Richard Cosnell his Son and now or late in the Tenure or Occupation of Henry Sparshott and John Joules or one of them And also All that Messuage or Tenement with the Appurtenances situate lying and being in the High Street of the said City of Winchester near the Cross there between a Messuage of the Mayor Bailiffs and Commonalty of the said City and formerly in the possession of Henry Wiltshire and now of Richard Wiltshire on the West a Tenement heretofore of Thomas Symonds since of William Harwood Gentleman and now in the occupation of Tobin Silver on the East the said High Street on the North and the Church of Saint Lawrence on the South and East parts which said Messuage or Tenement last mentioned with the Appurtenances were formerly in the possession of Webb since of Henry Sharp and late of William Garway deceased or his Undertenants and were sometime since purchased by the said William Garway deceased and by him in and by his last Will and testament given or devised unto Thomas Garway and all Ways Paths Passages Siglets Easements Profits Commodities Advantages Hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said several Messuages or Tenements and premises belonging or in anywise appertaining or to or with the same or any part thereof used occupied or enjoyed or reputed deemed taken or known as part parcel or Member thereof or of any part thereof and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents Issues and and Profits thereof and of every part thereof To have and to hold the said several Messuages or Tenements Hereditaments and all and singular other the premises herein before mentioned or intended to be hereby bargained and sold with their Appurtenances unto the said John Doswell the younger his Executors Administrators and Assigns from 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 Yielding and paying therefore at the end of the said Term the Rents of one peppercorn if demanded To the Intent and purpose that by virtue of these presents and by fforce of the Statutes for transferring Uses into possession of the said John Doswell the Younger may be in the actual possession of the said Messuages or Tenements Hereditaments and other the premises hereby Bargained and sold and be thereby enabled to attest and take a Grant and Release of the Reversion and Inheritance thereof to him and his Heirs to and for such Uses Intents and Purposes as shall be mentioned and declared of and concerning the same in and by an Indenture of Release intended to bear Date the Day next after the Day of the Date of these presents and to be made between the said John Doswell the Elder of the ffirst Part the said John Doswell the Younger of the Second Part and John Joules of the City of Wichester aforesaid Linen Draper of the Third Part In Witness whereof the said Parties these presents have hereunto interchangeably 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 (probably cf Assignment of 1772).