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Early Drake records - Indenture between William Drake of Yardbury and John Drake of Chard, Somerset
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Indenture 1st Sept 1704 between William DRAKE of Yardbury, ( son of William and Letitia ) esq and John DRAKE of Chard, Somerset, apothecary ( William`s brother , evidenced by note on reverse of Indenture, "my lease for a year of the Maudlyn to my bro; Jn Drake ) for the sum of five shillings has granted bargained and sold the houses and grounds known as Maudlyn in the parishes of Liskeard and Menheniott , Cornwall, which were late in the possession of John ROGERS of Liskeard, and which had lately fallen to William Drake by the death of John GAYCH, son of Samuel GAYCH of the parish of Lanreth, Cornwall , for whose life the said was granted unto Thomas GAYCH of St Budeaux Devon, and the reversion was on the life of Francis son of Francis BAYWELL of Colyton , yeoman . ( Nice clear Will Drake signature,) witnesses Daniel Quintin, and Willam Freke .