Lease – William Wentworth to Thomas Wentworth – 11 Sep 1656

Document Type: Lease
Date: 11 Sep 1656
Correspondent: William Wentworth
Recipient: Thomas Wentworth
Archive Source: AE misc letters
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11 September 1656

639 Acres price £6000 to bee payd in Mich[aelm]as Tearme

      Logg-woode att 6<£/s> per Corde, to bee payed, as it shall bee – yearly taken, Vizt The woode cutt and corded to bee measured, upon or before each firste day of May, after the winter it shal be cutt & corded.

      Streames for ffurnace & fforges & Timber for Buildinge & repairnige both, beeinge to bee allowed, Vizt included in the sayd rates for woodes.

      And for the Stone Delph £10 per Roode for what shal be gott yearly, unlesse my Ld of Strafford bee pleased to give it into the Bargaine.

      And if hee doe give his Iron-stone <whiche> his owne woodes are spending, that afterwards however he is to have £10 per Roode.

      Eight years from the firste of May 1657: for the taking the springe woodes.

      Two of the Beste Weavers to be lefte for Timber in every Acre, & sett forth by my Lordes directions – before the woode bee felled.

      And the Woodes to bee lefte sufficiently weavered and sufficient Log-woode to bee allowed.

      [in a different hand:] The broys or rubbidge to be burned immediatelie after the wood shall be cut and the least spoyle that possible may be in the burning of them to the spring woods
appears to be notes and covenants related to a sale or lease of woodland from Earl Strafford presumably to his relation Thomas Wentworth, as the document is filed with other papers of Matthew Wentworth, brother of Sir Thomas, 1st baronet.

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