LEICESTERSHIRE. Charter for Tonge, 1434. 19480

£300

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Original Medieval Charter recording the sale of land in Tonge by William Broden [possibly Breden], Chaplain, to John Stapunhull of Sheyle, namely “one messuage, one piece of land, one rood of arable land and one rood of meadow with all their appurtenances”, with the names of witnesses. 292 words on vellum, some wormholes just touching a few words, with a complete typed English translation from the Latin, complete seal in red wax appended. Given at Tonge on Sunday next before the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel in the thirteenh year of the reign of King Henry the sixth [26 September 1434]. Tonge is a hamlet in Breedon-on-the-Hill parish, Leicestershire, 6 miles north east of Ashby-de-la-Zouch.Translation from Latin: Know all men present and future that I William Brodon of Bulton chaplain have given granted and by this my present charter confirmed to John Stapunhull of Sheyle his heirs and assigns a moiety of one messuage and one piece of land one rood of arable land and one rood of meadow lying in the vill and in the fields of Tunge with their appurtenances which I had from the gift and feoffment formerly of John Walker of Kegworth To have and to hold the aforesaid moiety of one messuage one piece of land one rood of arable land and one rood of meadow with all their appurtenances to the aforesaid John Stapunhull his heirs and assigns freely quietly well and in peace in perpetuity Of the chief lords of that fee for services in respect thereof owed and of right accustomed And I the genuine aforesaid William and my heirs the aforesaid moiety of one messuage one piece of land one rood of arable land and one rood of meadow to the aforesaid John Stapunhull his heirs and assigns, as is aforesaid, will be warranted against all men and in perpetuity to be defended In testimony of which thing I have affixed my seal to this my present charter These witnesses William Bertvyle of Tunge aforesaid, Robert Brystow of the same, John Hardwyn of Bredon, Alexander Mylner of the same, William de la Hay of Bulton and many others Given at Tunge on Sunday next before the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel in the thirteenth year of the reign of King Henry the sixth after the conquest of England [26 September 1434]Red wax seal on tag. Dorse: Hugh Scherard of Tonge 13.H.6.