Flax Bourton Wills and Indentures.
Collated by Mary Mason.
1741 Aug 21 Edward Gore of Flax Bourton, Somerset, Esq.
To be buried at Barrow near my first wife. To my wife Arabella, all my goods and my house at Bourton remainder to my son John, remainder to Edward Gore. My two sons are under age.
Proved 29 Oct 1742 by Arabella Gore the relict.
This indenture made July 21 1652 between Robert Blaunch of Flaxbourton yeoman son and heir of Robert Blanch late of Flaxbourton, yeoman and John Cox of Flaxbourton, gentleman, witnessth that for £73 Robert Blanch hath sold to John Cox one close of meadow containing 2 acres now or late in the occupation of Henry Hilsley, husbandman in the North Close alias North Fields in Flaxbourton, heretoforce parcel in the manor of Flaxbourton, between the land of John Cox and the south-east and a parcel of meadow, the land of Samuel Porter, on the north-west and extendeth from the lane there towards the south unto a parcel of meadow of Francis Parsons towards the north; one close of pasture containing 6 acres heretofore two closes, now or late in the tenure of John Cox whereof one containeth 4 acres and is called Brench Hill and the other containing 2 acres is called Eastfield in Flaxbourton between a close of pasture now or late of Walter Buggesse towards the south and certain parcels of pasture ground now or late in the tenure of Charles Hardwick and Robert Phippes on the north, certain pasture grounds now or late in the tenure of Charles Hardwick and John Parsons on the east and certain grounds now or late occupation of John Cox and Robert Phippes on the west; 1 acre of arable land in a common field called Doverly between a ground now or late in the holding of John Cox towards the west and a parcel of arable land now in the holding of Robert Phippes on the east; 1½acres of pasture ground called Murriatts now or late in the tenure of Matthew Cox who married Ann, mother of Robert Blanch, between a close of pasture now or late in the tenant of John Cox on the north, a piece of pasture ground now or late in the holding of Robert Cox adjoining to Burton river on the south, the lands of Samuel Porter on the east and the lands of Francis Parsons on the west; with all the rights belonging to the premises, and all deeds concerning the premises and copies of deeds concerning the premises with other lands of Robert Blaunch and Robert Blaunch will produce the originals of such deeds in any court of record at the request of John Cox. To hold to John Cox of the chief lord of the fee by the rents accustomed.
And Robert Blaunch doth warrant the premises to John Cox and doth covenant that he hath full power to sell the premises to John Cox and that the premises shall be discharged of all encumbrances except a lease of October 14 last made by Robert Blaunch to Mary Blaunch his sister, of the close called Murriatts to hold for ninety-nine years after the decease of Ann, wife of Matthew Cox, if Mary Blaunch and William son of Matthew Cox should live so long, at the yearly rent of a pepper corn; and that he will do all such things as shall be devised for the further assurance of the premises to John Cox and John Cox shall devise.
Robert Blunch July 22 1652 did acknowledge this deed before us William Cole J.P. and John Haggatt, clerk of the peace.