Joshua Joyce Lease of the building 23rd December 1700 Surrey History Centre ref G1/31/6
This is the building now occupied by Godalming Museum
Made the three and twentieth day of December in the twelth year of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord William the Third, By the Grace of God. Betweene Thomas Jessey The Younger of Godalminge the County of Surrey yeoman of the one parte And Joshua Joyce of Godalminge aforesaid in the said County of Surrey Baker of the other parte.
Witnesseth that the Said Thomas Jessey for and in consideration of the Summe of Twenty shillings of Lawfull money of England to him before the sealing and delivery hereof in hand part by the said Joshua Joyce The receipt whereof he the said Thomas Jessey hereby confesseth and Acknowledgeth and therefore of every part and parcell doth clearley acquitt, release, and forever discharge the said Joshua Joyce his heires & Executors & Administrators & Assigns and every of them by these psents hath bargained held and demised and by these psents doth bargaine sell and demise unto the said Joshua Joyce his executors administrators & assigns All that Messuage or Tenement Garden Orchard Watercourse Backside, Barnes, Buildings, Outhouses, hereditaments & pmises whatsoever to the same belonging or in any wise appteyning or ever used occupied or enjoyed with the same situate and being in the high Street of Godalming aforesaid Betweene the Messuage of William Smith Shopkeeper on the East pte whereof And the Tenement Newergate in the Occupation of one John Woodier on the west part thereof, and Butteth on the High Street of Godalming aforesaid towards the North and the tenemt Tenant Markethouse there And now in the severall occupac§ns of the said Thomas Jessey, Joshua Joyce, William Smith and James Coster a glover or of heirs assigns. And Allsoe all Outhouses, Edifices, Buildings woods Trees Commons Ways Waters easements pfitts Comodities & appurtenances belonging or in any wise appteyning And the the reverc§ns remainders & yearly & other rents issues & befitts of all & singular the before menc§ned Pmisses with the Appurtenances with the sum Thomas Jessey the younger By Indenture of bargain & sale for a yeare bearing at the thirtieth day of December in the 12th year of the raigne of aforementioned Soveraine Lord King William III of England Anno dim 1691 and a grant and release thereupone made by indenture bearing date the one and thirtieth day of the month of December purchased of his Uncle Thomas Jessey The Elder of Godalming aforesaid Baker to have and to hold. The said messuage or tenement, garden, orchard, watercourse, Backside, Barnes, Buildings, appurtenances, the reverc§n and reverc§ns remainder and remainders therever and of every pte and pcell there unto the said Joshua Joyce his heirs and assigns and fully to compleat and end yealdinge and paying herefore unto the said Thomas Jessey the younger his heirs assigns one pepper-corne only on or near the feast day of St Thomas the apostle next end the date thereof if it shall be lawfully demanded to the intent that by vertue of these psents and of the statute made for transferring of use into psession the said Joshua Joyce may be in the actuall possession of the aid messuage, tenement, garden, orchard, watercourse, Backside, Barnes, buildings, hereditaments and other pmises and of either of them with their and every of theire appurtenances and may be enabled a grant and release of the reverc§n and inheritance either of to be may Joshua Joyce and of his heirs and assigns for ever in Witness whereof the pties first above, together or interchangeably theire hands and seals have set dated the day & year above written.
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