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                   Bond, Dated 21 August 1612

Bond, Lightcliffe & Hipperholme Yorkshire West Riding, Latin & English in Secretary Hand, 21 August 1612
English Secretary Hand, black ink on parchment, 46 lines, with decorated
 'T' in majuscule & ornamental strap-work, plus 4 autograph signatures
& 1 signature mark at bottom; page measuring 16.7" x 16"; good condition,
minor tearing to left vertical fold, along right margin, and centre-right at
                      bottom where the seal tongue has been removed.

 Noverint Universi p[er] p[re]sentes me Richardu[m] Scolefeild
     de Lightcliffe in Com[itatu] Ebor[aci] yeoman, Teneri et firm[ite]r
     obligari Johanni

     Know All men by (these) presents (that) I, Richard Scolefeild
     of Lightcliffe in the County of York, yeoman, Am held and firmly
     bound (to) John

 2. Whitley de Hipp[er]holme in d[i]c[t]o Com[itatu] yeoman in
     Centum et Triginta Libris legalis monetæ Angliæ, Solvend[is]
     eid[em] Joh[ann]i Whitley aut suo certo

     Whitley of Hipperholme in the said County, yeoman, in One
     Hundred and Thirty Pounds of lawful money of England, To be
     paid (to) the same John Whitley, or (to) his certain

 3. Atturn[ato] hered[ibus] executor[ibus] vel admi[nistratoribus]
     suis, Ad qua[m] quid[em] soluc[i]onem bene et fidel[ite]r
     faciend[am] obligo me heredes executores et administratores

     Attorney, (to) his heirs, executors, or administrators,
     Towards the which payment, well and faithfully to be made,
     I bind myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators

 4. firm[ite]r p[er] p[re]sentes, Sigillo meo Sigllat[um] Dat[um]
     Vicesimo primo die Augusti Anno Regni Domini nostri Jacobi Dei
     gracia Angliæ ffraunciæ et

     firmly by (these) presents, Sealed (with) my Seal, Dated the
     Twentieth (&) first day of August (in) the Year of the Reign of our
     Lord James, (by) the grace of God of England, France, and

 5. Hiberniæ Regis fidei Defensoris &c[eteris] Decimo, Et Scotiæ
     Quadragesimo Sexto     Annoq[ue] dei  1612

     Ireland the King, Defender of the faith, etc., the Tenth, And of
     Scotland the Fortieth (&) Sixth    and (in the) Year of god  1612

 6. The condic[i]on of this obligac[i]on is such, That whereas the
     Abovebound Richard Scolefeild, (by one his Dede of Feoffm[en]t:
     Indented, bearing date w[i]th

 7. this obligac[i]on, for the Considerac[i]on therein expressed)
     Hath given graunted bargained Sold & enfeoffed unto the
     Abovenamed John Whitley his heirs and

 8. assignes forever,  All That Close of Land & medowe called
     Bally Brig yng, and one Cottage and one garden, standing or
     being in or neare the foresaid

 9. Close, with all and singuler their appurten[au]nc[e]s in Lightcliffe
     w[i]thin the towneshipp of Hipp[er]holme in the said county of
     Yeorke nowe in the tenure or occupac[i]on

10. of the said Richard Scolefeild or his assignes, Abutting upon
     the hie way leading betwene Wakefeild & Halifax towards the
     North, upon a certen River

11. there towards the east, upon the lands of Samuell Hoile towards
     the South, and upon one Close called Wharlers towards the west,
     And all waies waters

12. watercourses liberties easem[en]ts: & Com[m]odities
     whatsoev[er] to the said Close & p[re]misses or any of them
     belonging or w[i]th the same used or occupied, And the
     Reverc[i]on and

13. Rev[er]c[i]ons of the p[re]misses & of ev[er]y or any p[ar]te
     thereof, And all the wholl estate right title Interest possession
     Clayme & Demaund whatsoev[er] of him the said

14. Richard Scolefeild of in or to the p[re]misses & ev[er]y p[ar]te
     thereof, upon Condic[i]on & for the paym[en]t: unto the said
     John Whitley of the Som[m]e of Threescore and Fyve pounds

15. of lawfull money of England upon the one & Twentith day of
     June next ensewing the date of this obligac[i]on, As by the said
     Dede of Feoffm[en]t: Indented may further and

16. more plainly appeare,  Yf therefore The said Richard
     Scolefeild, all the very tyme of the Sealling and executing
     of the said Dede of Feoffm[en]t: Indented was the

17. true & lawfull owner of all the said Close of land Cottage garden
     and all other the p[re]misses before by the said dede of feoffm[en]t:
     indented menc[i]oned to ^be^ graunted or enfeoffed

18. with all their appurten[au]nces, And thereof and of ev[er]y
     p[ar]te & p[ar]cell thereof then stoode rightfully lawfully and
     sole Seised of a good lawfull and p[er]fect Estate of Inheritaunce

19. in Fee Simple, without any Condic[i]on or Morgage, And in his
     owne Right then had full power & authority to give graunte &
     enfeoffe the p[re]misses unto the said John

20. Whitley in manner and forme afforesaid  And also (yf the said
     Som[m]e of Threescore & Fyve Poundes be not paid in mann[er]
     & forme as in the said dede of

21. Feoffm[en]t: is menc[i]oned & expressed) yf then and att all
     tymes from & after such defalt of paym[en]t: & from tyme to
     tyme from thenceforth forever, the said John Whitley

22. his heirs and assignes & ev[er]y of them shall and Lawfully
     may do his and their owne uses, peaceably and quietly have
     hold occupy possesse and enioy, All the said Close of Land and

23. medowe called Ballybrigg yng, Cottage garden and all other
     the p[re]misses before menc[i]oned to be graunted or enfeoffed
     with all their appurten[au]nces, And the yssues & p[ro]fitts

24. of the same com[m]ing & Renewing have Receive and take to
     his and their owne uses, without any Lett Suite troble hindrance
     Interrupc[i]on or Incumbrance of or by the said Richard

25. Scolefeild his heirs or Assignes or any of them, or Lawfully
     of or by any other p[er]son or p[er]sons whatsoever  And free
     And Cleare & Clearly acquited & Dischardged (or

26. otherwise upon Reasonnable Request to be made for the
     same well & sufficiently att all tymes & from tyme to tyme
     saved & kept harmeles lostes [sic.] & Indemnified by the said

27. Richard Scolefeild his heirs or assignes or some of them)
     of and from all & all mann[er] of Bargaines Sales gifts
     graunts Fynes Feoffm[en]ts: leases Rents & Avverag[e]s of

28. Rents Joynters dowers & titles of Dower, and especially
     of & from the Joynture Dower & title of Dower of Effan
     nowe wiffe of the said Richard Scolefeild, entailes

29. Morgag[e]s Forfeitur[e]s Acts Charg[e]s titles trobles and
     Incumbranc[e]s whatsoever (The Rents Suits and Servic[e]s
     from thenceforth to be come due & paiable for the p[re]misses
     t[o – page torn away at right margin, ff.]

30. the Cheiffe Lord or Lord[s – page torn at fold-line] of the Fee
     or Fees thereof only excepted)  And further (yf the said Close
     of Land & p[re]misses be not Redeemed from the said John

31. by the paym[en]t: of the said Som[m]e in forme afforesaid)
     yf then and all tyme & tymes from thenceforthe during the space
     of Seaven years the said Richard Scolefeil[d]

32. and his heirs and also the said Effan nowe his wiffe, shall & doe
     upon the Reasonnable Request and att the p[ro]per Costes and
     Charg[e]s of the said John Whitley his

33. heirs or Assignes or some of them, make doe suffer knowledge
     & execute, All and ev[er]y such further good lawfull Reasonnable
     & p[er]fect Acte & Acts thing & things devise

34. and devises assuranc[e]s & Conveyanc[e]s in the lawe
     whatsoev[er] for the further better and more p[er]fect assuring
     Suremaking and Conveying of all the said Close of land Cottage

35. garden and all other the p[re]misses before by the said Dede of
     Feoffm[en]t: indented menc[i]oned to be graunted or enfeoffed
     with all their appurten[au]nc[e]s unto the said John Whitley his

36. Heires and Assignes, and to his and their only use & behooffe
     forever, absolutely & without any mann[er] of Condic[i]on, Be it
     by matter in Fact, or of Record, with warranty against

37. all men, or without warranty, As by the said John Whitley his
     heirs or assignes, or by his or their Counsell learned in the lawes
     of this Realme shalbe Reasonnably devised

38. advised or required, So allwaies as the said Richard Scolefeild
     his heires or wiffe or any of them be not Compelled to travell
     above Thirty Myles from his or

39. their then dwelling howses for or aboute the making knowledging
     or executing of the said Conveyanc[e]s or Assuranc[e]s or any of
     them,  And lastly yf the said

40. Richard Scolefeild or his heirs doe w[i]thin the space of Thre
     Moneths next ensewing defalt of paym[en]t: of the said Som[m]e,
     if any such happen to be made, well & truly deliv[er]

41. or Cause to be deliv[er]ed unto the said John Whitley his
     heirs or assignes requiring the same, All such Evidenc[e]s
     Dedes Ch[a]r[g]es of scripts minim[en]ts: & wrytings as touch
     or concerne the

42. p[re]misses before menc[i]oned to be graunted or enfeoffed
     only, or only any p[ar]te or p[ar]cell thereof, Togeither w[i]th
     the true Copies of all such other evidenc[e]s & wrytings as
     touch or concerne the

43. p[re]misses Joyntly with any other lands or Ten[emen]ts:
     w[hi]ch he the said Richard nowe hath in his owne possession or
     Custody or may lawfully come by w[i]thout Suite in the lawe, Hee

44. the said John Whitley bearing the Charg[e]s of the said Copies,
     That then this obligac[i]on to be voide & of none effect, or els
     to be & stand absolute & in full strength & vertew

45. Sigillat[um] et delib[er]at[um] in pr[esen]tia
                                         cum d[ice]ret
[-- addition in a separate hand]

      Sealed and delivered in the presence
                                         since declared [-- addition in a separate hand]

46. n[ost]ru[m]

      of us

47. Jo Drake
48.                    Richa:  Hoyle              John Holle
49.                                                                     +                   Richard Scolfeld
50.                                       Robert      smythm[ar]ke

               Dorse: Contemporary Hand (INK)

                                                                   21 Augt. 1612

                              R.d Scholefield

                                          to              }  Bond

                                Jn.o Whitley

             Addendum: Modern Hand (PENCIL)

                              (Land & house at Highcliff

                                     in Hipperhome.)

                      During the reign of King James 1ST)

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