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Title: 1600s indenture
Post by: Bogie on Tuesday 14 September 21 15:10 BST (UK)
I'm transcribing a long indenture from the 1620s and have come across some words which are baffling me.

In the first image, it's just the word beginning with a d: ...Mesuages and ?? Lands Tenements...

In the next one, there are two long words I'm not sure of:

...and fifty yeares yett to come for and under the rents ??vinants?
and ??ents specified and contained in the originall Lease..

Finally, the word after (and almost joined onto) 'enjoyed'
and then the word before 'And', which looks like letton. Is it letton? What does letton mean?

..belonging & therewithall now Usuallie had occupied or
enjoyededemised? or to farm letton? And alsoe all those his lands...

Another pair of eyes on these would be great!  :)
Title: Re: 1600s indenture
Post by: Greensleeves on Tuesday 14 September 21 16:15 BST (UK)
The first one I think is '... messuages and diverse Lands Tenements....'

Regards
GS
Title: Re: 1600s indenture
Post by: JenB on Tuesday 14 September 21 16:22 BST (UK)
Snip 2

...and fifty yeares yett to come for and under the rents covinants
and agreements specified and contained in the originall Lease
Title: Re: 1600s indenture
Post by: JenB on Tuesday 14 September 21 16:26 BST (UK)
Snip 3 I think itís two words

belonging & therewithall now Usuallie had occupied or
enjoyed Indemnified or to farm letton? And alsoe all those his lands..
Title: Re: 1600s indenture
Post by: horselydown86 on Tuesday 14 September 21 17:41 BST (UK)
Snip 3 I think itís two words

belonging & therewithall now Usuallie had occupied or
enjoyed Indemnified or to farm letton? And alsoe all those his lands..

For this one I suggest:

...occupied or
EnJoyede demised or to farm letten...


ADDED:

Sorry, I just read the OP and see Bogie has this already.
Title: Re: 1600s indenture
Post by: horselydown86 on Tuesday 14 September 21 18:13 BST (UK)
Finally, the word after (and almost joined onto) 'enjoyed'
and then the word before 'And', which looks like letton. Is it letton? What does letton mean?

As said earlier, it's letten.  It's a variation of the legal term farm let.

See:   https://dictionary.thelaw.com/farm-let/
Title: Re: 1600s indenture
Post by: JenB on Tuesday 14 September 21 18:21 BST (UK)
Snip 3 I think itís two words

belonging & therewithall now Usuallie had occupied or
enjoyed Indemnified or to farm letton? And alsoe all those his lands..

For this one I suggest:

...occupied or
EnJoyede demised or to farm letten...



Of course! I can't see straight  :-X
Title: Re: 1600s indenture
Post by: Bogie on Tuesday 14 September 21 19:13 BST (UK)
Thanks very much, everyone!  :)