Lease and counterpart

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Sir William Robinson of Newbye upon Swale, Kt., to Philip Eshe of York, Gent. Coverley Farm and Town End Farm, with a messuage, tenement and barn and a messuage formerly occupied by Henry Wood, deceased; Coates Close, Moore Close and Geldart Garth; and 4 closed called Bardike Closes in Newbiggin n the suburbs of York. Term. 21 years. Rent. £45. 13s 4d. p.a. The lessee was to maintain the property, except great timber, and to plant 10 ashes and 10 ‘wilfes’ yearly. He was not to cut timber except for repair of the premises. Endorsed. It was agreed between the parties that if Sir William Robinson wished to exchange any ground with Philip Eshe, William Gooderick, Thomas Goodaile and John Burton were to apportion it. Seal missing.

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