Gwent Record Office
Catalogue, Lord Abergavenny’s estates
Lease for lives, Forest Hene
Lease for lives, Oct 5, 1739
(1) Rt Hon William Lord Abergavenny
(2) Thomas Jones of township of Craswell, labourer
A house, gardens, orchard and 16 covers of land on old forest in the possession of (2).
For the lives of Hannah aged 19, David aged 16, and Joan aged 13, the son and daughters of (2).
Rent 8/4d with 5/- as a heriot and with suit of court.
Witnesses: John Wattam and Robert Mathew; Job Gilbert and John Gilbert.
Note re livery of seisin by Job Gilbert. Witnessed by Henry Davies, David Jones and John Gilbert.
(4.16 has an appended note that the lease to be renewed to Elizabeth Jones of Crasswall, widow of David Jones dec’d, one life now in being. 15 Feb, 1803)