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Original Document


21 year lease of Griglands from William Brydges to Richard Corbet [Corbett] for lives of Thomas Quarrell, wife Jane and son James

Place name:

Michaelchurch Escley





Jan 20th 1657

William Brydges states he has let to Richard Corbet the Grigland for 21 years from Candlemas at a rent of £5 10s for the lives of old Quarrell his wife and son James; in possession of Tho Price. Richard Corbet to allow Ja Quarrell to hold the little house for an extra 6s.


March 2nd 1657

Indenture between William Brydges of Tibberton Esq and Richard Corbett now or late of Tibberton yeoman whereby William Brydges demises, lets to Richard Corbett all that messuage, tenement or farm called Grygloyn in Michaelchurch Escley now or late in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Quarell.

To hold from 2nd Feb 1657 for a term of 21 years and for the lives of the said Thomas, Jane his wife and James their son.

Rent £5 10s pa.

Richard Corbett covenants to pay the rent and keep the premises in good repair.

William Brydges covenants to pay Chief Rent and taxes but not Church Reliefs of the poor which Richard Corbett will pay.


A further page mentions Sir Richard Hopton and is difficult to read. It appears to be only part of a marriage settlement between Henry Morgan and Blanch [?Lochard]. Griglands is not mentioned.


Another page contains a note of expenditure showing inter alia that the two properties referred to therein [not named] were thatched.


Griglands in Michaelchurch Escley [Grid ref SO288 387] is currently derelict. There was another property slightly higher up the slope now only a pile of stone. This was possibly the “little house” referred to.


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