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Document Number:0502008
Title:Counterpart Lease
Date:26 October 1718
For Sale:99.00
Good consistent with age
Parchment : 1 sheet 45cm x 65cm. Wax seal, signature and revenue stamp.
Summary of contents:
John Plumer of Blaxware, Hertfordshire. Esquire.
Thomas Paine of Ware, Hertfordshire. Yeoman.

The document records a long history of transactions between John Plumer and Thomas Paine.

1. In 1708 John Plumer gave a 21 year lease to Thomas Paine on land totalling 381 acres at a rent of 150 'and two couple of fatt capons' yearly.

2. On the same day as 1. Thomas Paine entered into an obligation Bond to pay John Plumer 57/10/-d per annum over and above the rent for the duration of the lease.

3. In 1712 'by an Instrument in writing' John Plumer also gave Thomas Paine an 18 year lease on a meadow called Long Mead totalling 13 acres and another called the Hoppyground Mead of 3 acres at a yearly rent of 30.

4. Sometime since John Plumer gave 'a Lease parole' to Thomas Paine on a close 'formerly an orchard and lately stocked up' for 50 shillings per annum.

John Plumer is now giving a new lease 'being satisfied that the premises are too dear by reason of the great fall of the price of all sorts of corn and grain'. The new lease is for all except the Hoppyground Mead and the close formerly an orchard and is at an annual rent of 200 and two couple of fatt capons.
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