LEICESTERSHIRE. Charter for Tonge, 1472. 18925

£325

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Original Medieval Charter recording the sale of arable land by Agnes Graunger “daughter and heir of Richard Graunger formerly of Tonge deceased in my virginity” to Robert Parker of Breedon, with full details of the land, and with the names of the witnesses. Vellum 4 x 10 inches, with red wax seal appended. Two holes, a few minor stains, otherwise in very good condition. In Latin, with a complete typed translation in English. Tonge, 5 June “the twelfth year of the reign of King Edward the fourth” [1472]. Know all men present and future that I Agnes Graunger daughter and heir of Richard Graunger formerly of Tonge deceased in my virginity and lawful authority have given granted and by this my present charter confirmed to Robert Parker of Bredon [Breedon] ten roods of arable land with their appurtenances in the fields of Tonge in the county of Leicester, of which two roods of land lying together upon the furlong called le Raynswalowe near to a certain way called le Bredon Waye, three roods of land lying in a certain place called le Barnesale, one rood of land lying near le Radeweyhegge and jutting upon le Bowdesyke, one half an acre of land lying near lez Chirchewey there, one rood of land lying in a certain place called le Foxcrofte, and one rood of land lying in le Grotton and abutting upon le Rawnesoke. The former ten roods with their appurtenances by right and hereditary descended to me after the death of the aforesaid Richard my father. To have and to hold the aforesaid ten roods with their appurtenances to the aforesaid Robert 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 myself the aforesaid Agnes and my heirs the aforesaid ten roods of land with their appurtenances to the aforesaid Robert his heirs and assigns against all men will warrant and in perpetuity defend. In testimony of which thing I have affixed my seal to this present charter. These witness Thomas Bertvyle de Tonge, Thomas Dawe of the same, Thomas Paynter of the same, John Tempull of the same and William Ragge of the same. Given at Tonge aforesaid the fifth day of June the twelfth year of the reign of king Edward the fourth after the conquest of England. [1472]