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1815 Lease of 1&3 Princes Street

The 1815 lease of [today's] 1&3 Princes Street


This is a lease from my collection, dated 9 November 1815 and made between Thomas Bullock, James Glyde & Samuel Watts the Younger of the first part and Surgeon Markes Lambe of the second part, for the premises today known as 1&3 Princes Street but in 1815 being in Hendford, also known as Cattle Market.

This Indenture made the Ninth day of November in the fifty eighth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ordained King Defender of the Faith and in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and fifteen Between Thomas Bullock of Yeovil in the County of Somerset Gentleman James Glyde of Yeovil Marsh within the said Parish of Yeovil Gentleman and Samuel Watts the Younger of Grove House within the said Parish of Yeovil Gentleman of the one part and Markes Lambe of Yeovil aforesaid Surgeon of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings a piece of good and lawful British money of English currency and value by the said Markes Lambe in hand at or before the sealing and delivery of these present well and truly paid to each of them the said Thomas Bullock James Glyde and Samuel Watts the receipts whereof respectively are hereby acknowledged They the said Thomas Bullock James Glyde and Samuel Watts Have and each and every of them Hath Bargained and Sold And by these present Do and each and every of them Doth bargain and sell unto the said Markes Lambe his executors administrators and assigns All that Messuage or Dwellinghouse situate at Hendford in the Town of Yeovil aforesaid together with the Underground Kitchen Cellars and several Offices adjoining and attached thereto And also All that Hall now used as a Kitchen lying behind the said Dwellinghouse with Offices Hall Garden and premises are bounded on the North by the Dwellinghouse and Premises late in the occupation of Charles Geald but now of Joseph Male and by a Malthouse late in the occupation of the said Samuel Watts or his Tenant On the East by Hendford Street in Yeovil aforesaid On the South by the Lane leading from Yeovil aforesaid to Hewish Common field and on the West by a newly erected wall extending from the side of the said Malthouse and forming a right Angle therewith until it meets the boundary wall on the South against the Lane leading to Hewish common field aforesaid and by the partition wall dividing the said Hall or Kitchen from the said Malthouse which said Partition Wall formed part of the premises hereby bargained and sold which said Messuage or Dwellinghouse Garden Plot and Premises were formerly in the possession or occupation of one John Reeks Sadler deceased and John Reeks Clerk his Son or one of them afterwards of Thomas Reeks Sadler another Son of the said John Reeks deceased since of Samuel Toms then of Samuel Watts the Elder late of Joseph Watts who considerably altered and improved the same and now in the tenure possession or occupation of the said Samuel Watts [party hereto] or his tenants And all houses outhouses edifices buildings ways paths passages waters watercourses easements profits commodities advantages & appurt[enance}s whatsoever to the said hereby bargained and said premises or any part thereof belonging or in anywise appertaining To have and to hold the said Messuage Tenement or Dwellinghouse Offices Hall Curtilage Garden Heredit[ament]s and Premises intended to be hereby bargained & sold with the Appurt[enance]s unto the said Markes Lambe his ex[ecutor]s adm[inistrator]s & assigns from the day next before the day of the date hereof for the term of one whole Year thence next [word illegible] and fully to be complete and ended Yielding and Paying therefore unto the said Thomas Bullock James Glyde and Samuel Watts their heirs or assigns the rent of a Pepper Corn on the last day of the said term [if demanded] To the Intent and purpose that by virtue hereof & by force of the Statute made for transferring uses into possession he the said Markes Lambe may be in the actual possession of all and singular the said Heredit[ament]s & Premises hereby witnessed to be bargained & sold with the appurt[enance]s and be thereby enabled to accept and take a Grant and release of the same and of the reversion and inheritance thereof to him the said Markes Lambe his heirs & assigns To the uses upon the trusts and for the use interests & purposes mentioned expressed & declared of and concerning the same premises in and by a certain Indenture of Release already prepared & intended to bear date the day next after the day of the date hereof and made between the said Thomas Bullock & James Glyde of the first part the said Samuel Watts of the second part the said Markes Lambe of the third part and Thomas Fox therein described of the fourth part In Witness whereof the said parties to those present have hereunto subscribed and set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

Thomas Bullock      James Glyde      Sam Watts


Transcribed by Bob Osborn 




E Watts' map of Yeovil of 1806. To put its location into context, today's 1 & 2 Princes Street is seen here at centre, to the immediate left of the "l" in "Cattle" [see enlargement below]. Cattle Market is today's Princes Street, while Borough is today's High Street. The lane leading to Hewish Common Field, today's Huish, is at bottom left with Waterloo Lane leading down to centre bottom and what would later become Clarence Street running up to top left of centre, between Mr Goodford's garden and the Congregational Chapel. The very narrow lane that would become known as Porter's Lane, eventually widening to become today's Westminster Street runs left from Cattle Market.


The 1815 indenture from my collection.