Monday, October 22, 2012

CJ (#14) Manor of Ley (II)

The indenture continues:

"To have and to hold the said Mannor Lordship lands and other the premises unto sd Sr:Robert Jeffereis (JE-3) from day next before date herefor during the terme of one whole yeare to the End by Vertue of Statute for uses may be in possession of the premises and be enabled to take a release or conveyance of inheritance to him and his heirs hereafter specified And This Indenture further Winesseth that for the conveyance of the fee simple of all the premisses to this sd Sr. Robert Jefferies (JE-3) and his heirs for such uses as hereafter mentioned the said Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) for the sum of (blank) of lawfull English money to him in hand paid and the said John Jeffereys (JE-1) the aforesaid Mannor Lordship and Herediaments and all rights  To have and to hold such uses as said Sr. Robert Jeffereyes (JE-3) by any writing under his hand attested by three or more sufficient Witnesses shall limit and appointe and in defaulte of such Limitation to the use of the said Sr. Robert Jefferies(JE-3) his heirs forever to be held of the high hand cheiffe Lord or Lords of the fees of the premisses by the rents and services therefore formerly due..."

This again shows that the Manor of Ley was an inheritance (fee simple) of Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) and John Jeffereys (JO-1).  The rights of this inheritance is being sold to Sir Robert Jeffereyes (JO-3).  This would seem to suggest that both Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) and John Jeffereys (JE-1) were related to Richard Jones.(JO-5)  This is possible if they were half-brothers, with the wive(s) of Richard Jones (JO-5) having children by a previous marriage.  [The Jeffery and Jones family share a direct descent through the "Tribe of the Marches", but that story is yet to come.]  This document also shows that a name (surname) can be spelled several different ways in the very same document!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

CJ (#14) Mannor of Ley

This post continues the indenture of Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) and John Jeffreys (JE-1):

"...Witnesseth that the said Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) and John Jeffreyes (JE-1) for the sum of Five Shillings apiece to them paid by the Sr. Robert Jeffereys (JE-3) and for other valuable consideration them hereunto especially moveing have sold unto the said Sr. Robert Jeffereys (JE-3) all that ye Lordship and Mannor of Ley with the rights and appuirtenances called or know by the name of Ley with the rights and appurtenances thereeof within the Parrish of Beerfferies in County of Devon and all that the Capitall Messuage or Mancon House of the said Mannor called or known by the name of Ley wth apptenances and all those lands and hereditamts with their appurtenances in Temerton-Follett in the siad County of Devon and that Cottage with th appurtenances in Hawcombe in the said County of Devon and all Copice of Copice Wood containing by estimation Fifteen acres being in Beerfferies and all houses, buildings barns Stables gardens woods profitts libertyes franchies and hereditaments whatsoever to the said Manor Lordships and premises belonging whereof the said Cadwalader Jones (JO-1) and John Jefferies or either of them now hath any Estate of Inheritance in fee simple of all and singular the title of said premises..."

Thus continues our story.  It would seem that both Cadwallader and John Jeffreys have a right to the inheritance "in fee simple".  More to come.