The Deeds of Lady Day Cottage
Day Cottage 1999
Copy of Deeds of Lady Day Cottage - 25th March 1762
(This cottage, pictured above, is now called Day Cottage)

THIS INDENTURE made the twenty fifth day of March in the second year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the third by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the faith and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty two BETWEEN William Chandler of the parish of Froyle in the County of Southampton bricklayer and Thomas Cresswell of Froyle aforesaid bricklayer of the one part and John Draper of Froyle aforesaid labourer of the other part WITNESSETH that for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings a piece of lawful money of Great Britain to them the said William Chandler and Thomas Cresswell in hand paid by the said John Draper at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged. They the said William Chandler and Thomas Cresswell HAVE and each of them HATH bargained and sold and by these presents DO and each of them DOTH bargain and sell unto the said John Draper all that part and parcel of land now or late an orchard as the same is now stumped out and divided containing by estimation eight rods and one quarter (or the same more or less) being part and parcel of certain tenements and lands commonly called or known by the name of Starnellings having the lands late of Francis Colson Esquire on the Southwest part thereof and the lands now or late of Aquilla Clapshoe William Cook and George Hoar on the East and the highway leading from Shalden towards Farnham on the Northeast and the lands now or late of John Clapshoe and Aaron Caiger on the Northwest part thereof which said part or parcel of land and premises intended to be here by bargained and sold situate lying and being in the said parish of Froyle and now are or late were in the tenure or occupation of the said John Draper or his assigns together also with all ways paths passages watercourses easements privileges commodities emoluments advantages hereditaments and appurtenance whatsoever to the said hereby bargained promises belonging or in otherwise appertaining and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said the said piece or parcel of land hereditaments and promises hereby bargained and sold or inductioned or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said John Draper his executors administrators or assigns from the day next before the day of the date of these presents for and during and unto the full end and term of one whole year from March next ensuing and fully to be compleat and ended YIELDING AND PAYING therefore at the expiration of the said term the rent of one peppercorn if the same shall be lawfully demanded TO THE INTENT and purpose that by virtue of these presents and by force of the statute made for the transferring this into possession he the said John Draper may be in the actual possession of all and singular the said premises with the appurtenance and may be thereby enabled to accept and take a grant and release of the reversion and inheritance thereof to him and his heirs by indenture intended to be made between the parties hereto and to bear date the day next after the day of the date of these presents IN WITNESS thereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written,

The mark of William Chandler.

The mark of Thomas Cresswell.

Note: For more on Aquila Clapshoe look under the Cricket heading in this Memories section.