Gwent Record Office
Catalogue, Lord Abergavenny’s estates
Lease for lives, Forest Hene
Lease for lives, June 3, 1762.
(1) Rt Hon George, Lord Abergavenny
(2) Elizabeth Jenkins, widow of John Jenkins late of Forrest Hene, labourer dec’d.
A house or cottage occupied by (2) with a barn, buildings, garden and 10 acres of land with appurtenances, together with 3 acres of land lately incroached from the waste of Forrest Hene and on part whereof a blacksmith’s shop was lately erected, all which premises being in Forrest Hene and lately in the possession of John Jenkins dec’d and now of (2).
For lives of (2) aged about 63, David Jenkins aged about 33 and Lewis Jenkins aged about 23, 2 sons of (2).
Rent 6/10d pa with 4/4 as a heriot and with suit of court.
Witnesses: Charles Hawkins, William Brook; William Lewis, John Gilbert.
Note re livery of seisin by John Gilbert, 27 July 1762. Witnesses William Lewis and John Harris
The lease expired on 19 July, 1810 on the death of Lewis Jenkins, the last named life.