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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 14  1882  page 232

Wills and other Records relating to the Family of Hodsoll By James Greenstreet continued

Old Hopgarden, Greate Castles, Litle Castles, Sandfeild, Sandfeild Wood, Newland Bottome, and Highfeild, with their and every of their rights, members, and appurtenances, lyeing and being togeather at or neere Ivy Hatch aforesaid, in the occupacion of William Love and William Hodsall, conteineing by estimacion about two and forty acres, sometimes one Christopher Pelsantes, beinge parte of the lands formerly ingaged to the said Anthony Hobbs, To the only propper use and behoofe of the said Henry ffrench and of his heires and assignees for ever, With a Provisoe therein conteined with this further lymittacion, power of redempcion and resumeing the said messuage and last mencioned premisses To the said William Hodsall and his heires, on payment of fower hundred and five pounds therein expressed, and it was covenanted, granted, concluded, condiscended, and fully agreed by and betweene all the said parties to the said Deed, for themselves respectively, and for their severall and respective heires, that if the said William Hodsall, his heires, executors," etc., "should, and did well and truely pay, or caused to be paied unto the said Henry ffrench, his executors, administrators, or assignees the sume of ffower hundred and five pounds of lawfull Englishe mony, At or in the then dwelling house of the said Henry ffrench scituate in Wrotham aforesaid in manner followeing, that is to say, one and twenty pounds parcell thereof on the ffouerth day of May which was in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred forty and eight; other one and twenty pounds parcell thereof on the ffouerth day of May which was in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred forty and nyne; other one and twenty pounds thereof on the ffouerth day of May which was in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and fifty; other one and twenty pounds parcell thereof on the fouerth day of May which was in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand sixhundred fifty andone; and three hundred twenty and one pounds, residue thereof, uppon the fouerth day of May which was in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fifty and two, without fraude or covyn, That then and from thenceforth the uses before therein lymitted to the said Henry ifrench, his heires and assignees," etc., "should cease and determine," etc., " But if default should happento [to] made in the  payment of the said fouer hundred and five pounds or any parte or parcell thereof according to the respective times and place before lymitted, That then the said last mencioned Deed and all further assurances therein to be had, made, or executed, of, for, or concerning the said messuage," etc., "should be and enure to the only propper use and behoofe of the said Henry ffrench," etc., "with a covenant therein to leavy a fyne, and another covenant therein that the said William Hodsall and his heires should and might have, receive, and take the rents, yssues and proffitts of the said messuage," etc., "untill defaulte should be made of or in the payment of the mony mencioned in the Provisoe aforesaid, or some part thereof, and noe longer," etc., "and theis defendants say that they doe beleive that a fyne was sued forth in execucion of the said Deed. All which said mencioned Deeds and Conveyances this defendante Anne ffrench hath in her hands and custody, which she keepeth for defence of her tytle," etc., "Which said premisses soe setled uppon the said Henry ffrench are not worth twenty pounds by the yeare above all chardges and reprizes, neither can they let the same at that rate, And therefore doe deny that the same is worth forty pounds by the yeare as is surmised. And theis defendants doe further say that according to the Agreement the said William Hodsall did enjoy the proffitts of the premisses soe. setled on the said Henry ffrench for security of the said three hundred pounds as aforesaid for the space of two yeares, and never made payment of the said one and twenty pounds by the yeare according to the Provisoe in the said Deed, whereby the lands became forfeited unto the said Henry ffrench, and the said William Hodsall became truely indebted unto the said Henry ffrench in the full surne of three hundred fforty and two pounds, which he the said Henry much pressed to have paied him in, as this defendante Anne bath often heard him say. And for asmuch as that the said William Hodsall much about the same time dyed, and that there was noe freinds which the widdowe could game to redeeme the same, and in respect that the houses and buildings much fell to decay, and were a greatparte thereof readdy to dropp downe, the said Henry ffrench was forced to enter into the said messuage and

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