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of the aforesaid Agnes. In testimony of which thing, the said Richard and Agnes his wife have set their seals to this writing, these being witnesses :-Richard de Boseville of Bernesley, William de Kenerosford, Roger Smith of Bernesley, Peter de Staynburgh of the same, John son of Philip of the same and others.
Given at Bernesley, on Monday the feast of Saint Valentine Martyr, the year of the Lord 1344. (18 Edw: iij. Feb. 14.)
Endorsed in a much later hand. Richard Crook to William Bosville clerk, deed of P. (premises ?) in Barnsley. 5 17 Edward 3d.
1350 Know (all men) present and future that I Thomas son and heir of John le Barker of Tunstall have given, granted and by this present my charter have confirmed to Thomas son of Adam de Bosse. vile of Erdeslay and to his heirs or assignes that messuage with buildings in Berneslay which the aforesaid John le Barker of Tunstall had by gift and enfeoffment of John Bullok of Berneslay and (which) fell to me by right of inheritance after the decease of the aforesaid John of Tunstall my father. To hold and to have the aforesaid messuage with buildings and with all its appurtenances to the aforesaid Thomas son of Adam de Bossevile and to his heirs or assignes, freely, quietly, well and in peace, of the chief lords of that fee for ever, by the services therefor owed and of right accustomed. And I the aforesaid Thomas son of John and my heirs will warrant the aforesaid messuage with buildings and with all other its appurtenances to the aforesaid Thomas son of Adam de Bossevile and to his heirs or assignes against all people for ever. In testimony of which thing I have set my scal to this present charter, there being witnesses-William de Notton, John Tours, John de Staynton, John de Drouffeld, Thomas de Staynburgh and others.
Given at Berneslay, on Friday next after the feast of the Annunciation of Blessed Mary the year of the Lord, 1350. (March 24 Edw. iij.)
Endorsed in a much later hand. Deed from Tho: Barker to Tho: Bosville-Message (sic) in Barneslay." 713 Edwd. 34.
1456 Know all men by (this) present that I John Lord Clifford and (de) Westmoreland have remised, released and for ever quitclaimed to Thomas Anne, Thomas Beaumont and John Gisburn chaplain, all my right and claim which I have or in any way shall be able in future to have of and in all those lands, tenements, rents, reversions and services with their appurtenances which I the said John Lord Clifford lately had and jointly held with William Mirfeld and Percival Cresage esquires still living, aud with Thomas late Lord Clifford and (de) Westmoreland my father and others now deceased, by gift and enfeoffment of Isabel late wife of John Bosvile esquire while she was single, in Ardeslay, Workesburgh, Barneslay, Gunthwayt, Denby, Calthorn and Yngbircheworth. So indeed that neither I the aforesaid John Lord Clifford nor my heirs shall be able in future to exact or to claim any right or claim in the aforesaid lands, tenements, rents, reversions and services with
1344, Feb: 14, was 18 Edw. iij.
than the rest of the endorsement.
their appurtenances or in any parcel of the same, but may be excluded for ever from all action, right, title, claim and demand therein to be had or sought. In testimony of which thing I have set my seal to this present writing.
Given the 27th day of September the year of the reign of king Henry the Sixth after the conquest of England, 35. (1456.)
Endorsed in a much later hand-Release from Lord Clifford of Gunthwait, etc. to Ann and others. 35 Henry 6th, (1456.)
1586 This Indenture tripartite made the eight daye of Januarye, in the xxviijth yere of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Ladye Elizabeth by the grace of god Quene of Englande Fraunce and Irelande defendour of the faith etc. Betwene Francys Bossevyle of Guntwhayte in the Countie of York esquier on the firste partie and Avarey Copley the yonger gentleman and John Dighton the yonger gentleman on the seconde partie and Robert Bradford esquier and Christopher Copley gentleman on the thirde partie Witnessith That the said Francys Bossevile aswell in consideracion of the mariage alreadye had and solempnized betwene the said Francys Bossevyle and Dorothie nowe his wief, and for a joynture to be made to the said Dorothie as also for the good will and affection that he beareth towardes suche his frendes and kynsfolk as be hereafter named in this Indenture and for dyvers other good and reasonable causes and consyderacions hym the said Francys Bossevyle thereunto specially movinge doth covenaunt and conclude for hym self his heires and admynistratours to and with the said Avarey Copley John Dighton Robert Bradford and Christofer Copley and their severall heires and assignes and to and with everye of them by these presentes That he the said Francys Bossevyle shall and will on thissyde and before the Feaste of Easter nexte ensuynge the date hereof at the costes and charges of hym the said Francys Bossevile levye a fyne in due forme of Lawe to the said Avarey Copley and John Dighton and to their heires or to the heires of one of them of all those his mannours of Guntwhayte alias Gunblet whayte Oxsprynge and Penystone with thappurtenaunces in the said Countie of Yorke and of all the landes and hereditamentes occupyed with the said severall mannours or knowne reputed or taken to be parte or parcell thereof and of all other his messuages landes tenementes and heredytamentes with all and singuler their appurtenances in Gunt whayt alias Gumbletwhayte Oxsprynge Penystone Thurleston Cawthorne Barnesley Ardslowe Denbie Walton Rowgh Byrcheworthe and Kexforthe alias Kereforth hill in the said Countie of Yorke or ellswhere in the said Countie By the name and names of the mannours of Guntwhayte alias Gumbletwhayte Oxspringe and Penystone with thappurtenaunces and of twelve messuages ten toftes one myme two dovecotes twelve gardens three hundreth acres of lande one hundreth and fiftye acres of meadowe two hundreth acres of pasture one hundreth acres of woodd fyve hundreth acres of more and twentie shillinges rent with thappurtenances in Guntwhayte alias Gunbletwhayte Oxspringe Penystone Thurlestone Cawthorne Barnesley Ardslowe Denby Walton Rowgh Byrchworth and Kexforthe alias Kereforth hill in the Countie of Yorke By which said fyne the said Francys shall recognize the said mannours and tenementes with thappurtenaunces to be the right of the said Avarey Copley as those which the sayd Avarey and John Dighton have of the
gifte of the said Francys and the same shall remise and quite clayme frome him the said Francys and his heires to the said Avarey and John and theires of the said Avarey for evermore. And furthermore the said Francys shall by the said fyne graunte for him and his heires to warrant to the said Avarey and John and theires of the said Avareye the said mannours and tenementes with thappurtenaunces againste all men for evermore And yt is fully concludyd covenauntid and agreed by and betwene the said parties to these presentes for them and their heires That the said Avarey Copley and John Dighton and their heires and the heires of the Survyvour of them shall frome and after the knowledginge and perfytinge of the said fyne stande and be seased of the sayd mannours Landes and premisses and be adjudged perfytt tenauntes of the frehold thereof to thextent and purpose onely that a perfytt Recoverye maye be lawfully had and executed againste them of the said mannours and premisses and of everye parte and parcell thereof and thereupon the said Avarey Copley John Dighton and Francys Bossevyle doo Covenaunt and conclude for them selffes their heires executours and admynistratours and everye of them to and with the sayd Robert Bradford and Christofer Copley their heires and assignes by these presentes That they the said Avarey Copley and John Dighton (upon requeste to them made) at anye tyme after the levyinge of the sayd fyne shall permytt and suffre the sayd Robert Bradford and Christopher Copley or the Survyvour of them to commense and prosequute one wrytt of entrye sur disseisin in le post againste them the said Avarey Copley and John Dighton of the said mannours and premisses and of everye parte and parcell thereof after the manner and course of common Recoveryes By whiche sayd wrytt the said Robert Bradford and Christofer Copley shall demaund againste them the said mannours and premisses with thappurtenaunces and every parte thereof by the name and names before mencyoned or by anye other name or names whatsoever whereunto the said Avarey Copley and John Dighton shall appeare in their proper persons or by their Attourney or Attourneys sufficyently auctorished and shall vouche to warrauntye the said Francys Bossevyle and that he the sayd Francys Bossevyle shall like wyse appeare upon the same voucher in his proper person or by his attourney or attourneys sufficyently auctorished and shall vouche to warrauntie the common vouchee and that the sayd common vouchee shall appeare in propre person and enter into warrauntie and shall imparle and afterwardes make default whereby a perfytt judgement maye be had for the said Robert Bradford and Christopher Copley againste the said Avarey Copley and John Dighton of the said mannours and premisses and likewise for the said Avarey Copley and John Dighton to recover in value againste the said Francys Bossevile and for the said Francys Bossevyle to recover also in value againste the common vouchee accordinge to the course of common recoveryes in suche case used whiche said Recoverye soo to be had and perfyted of the said mannours and premisses ys ment and intendyd and everye of the said parties doo accordingly covenaunt and conclude for them selffes and their severall heires to and with the other parties and his and their severall heires by these presentes That the said Recoverye judgement and Recoverye in value and all and everye other thinge and matter thereupon dependinge or followinge shalbe demed and taken (and that the said Recoverers and their heires and the sayd conizees and their heires and the heires of the Survivour of them shall frome
and after the perfytinge of the said Recoverye Stande and be adjudged to be seased of the said mannours landes and premisses and of everye parte and parcell thereof) To thuse of the said Francys Bossevyle and Dorothie his wief for the terme of their naturall lyves and the longer lyver of them without impeachment of anye manner of wast and after their decease then to thuse of the heires of the bodie of the said Francys Bossevyle lawfullye begotten and to be begotten and for default of suche issue to thuse of Raufe Bossevyle of London gentleman and of theires males of his bodye lawfullye issuinge and for want of suche issue to thuse of Dame Isabell Savyle widdowe late wief of Sir Roberte Savyle Knight nowe deceased and doughter of Avarey Copley esquier for the terme of her naturall life without impeachment of waste and after her decease to thuse of Grace Savyle doughter of the said Dame Isabell Savyle begotten by the said Sir Robert Savyle deceased for the terme of her naturall life without impeachment of any waste and after her decease to thuse of Robert Bossevyle of London gentleman brother unto the sayd Raufe Bossevyle and of theires males of his bodye lawfully begotten, and for default of suche issue to thuse of Henrye Bossevyle of Bradburne in the Countie of Kent esquier and of theires males of his bodye lawfully issu inge and for want of suche issue to thuse of Richard Bossevyle of London gentleman and of theires males of his bodie lawfully begotten and for lacke of suche issue to thuse of Edwarde Bossevyle of London gentleman and of theires males of his bodie lawfully begotten and for defaulte of suche issue to thuse of John Bossevyle of London gentleman and of theires males of his bodie lawfully issuinge and for want of suche issue to thuse of Thomas Bossevyle sonne and heire apparant of Gervys Bossevyle of New hall in the said Countie of Yorke esquier and of theires males of his bodie lawfully issuinge and for default of suche issue to thuse of the right heires of the said Francys Bossevyle for ever provided alwayes and yt ys also concludyd and agreed by and betwene the sayd parties to this Indenture for them and their heires that yt shalbe lawful to the sayd Francys Bossevyle at anye tyme duringe his lief to make lease or leases by Indenture for the terme of twentie and one yeres or under or for three lyves frome the makinge of suche lease or leases reservinge the olde and accustomed yerely rentes or more in value or goodnes of the said mannours and premisses or of anye parte thereof at his will and pleasure and that the said Recoverers and their heires and the said conizees and their heires frome and after the perfytinge of the said Recoverye shall also stand and be seased of the same mannours and landes soo to be demised and letten by the said Francys Bossevyle in forme aforesayd (and the said Recoverye and fyne shalbe likewise demed and taken) to thuse of the same lessees and of everye of them their executours and assignes for and duringe suche terme and termes soo to be to them demised by the said Francys Bossevyle as aforesayd anye thinge herein conteyned to the contrarye thereof in anye wise notwithstandinge In witnes whereof to the firste parte of this Indenture remayninge with the sayd Avarey Copley and John Dighton the said Francys Bossevyle hath putt his hand and Seall and to the second parte thereof remaynynge with the said Robert Bradford aud Christofer Copley The said Francys Bossevyle Avarey Copley and John Dighton have putt their bandes and Sealles and to the third parte thereof remayninge with the said Francys Bossevyle The snyd Avarey Copley John
Dighton Robert Bradford and Christofer Copley have sett their handes and Sealles the daye and yere firste above written.
Signed by mee Francis Bossevile.
Endorsed, Sealed and delyverid by the within named Francis Bossevyle in the presence of
Signum T Willi Bynckes.
In a later hand. 28 Eliz: Jan: 8th.
Francis Bossevile Esqr. his deed of settlemente.
The Council is indebted to Mr. A. W. Macdonald Bosville, of Thorpe Hall, Bridlington, for permission to print these deeds.