The Register: West Newton (continued)

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Register and Records of Holm Cultram. Originally published by T Wilson & Son, Kendal, 1929.

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West Newton (continued).

202. (C. p. 151; D. art. 78).—Agreement between Henry, abbot of Holm, petent, and Sir Richard de Neuton, deforciant, concerning common pasture in Neuton and Alayneby [Allonby] which the abbot claimed as belonging to his free tenement in Mayburch [Mawbray]; namely that Richard granted for himself and his heirs to the abbot and his successors common pasture in Neuton and Alayneby except in the true bounds of Kruk [Crookhurst?]. It is agreed that the abbot and his successors shall share the pasture in Neuton and Alayneby after crops and hay are led, except in le Crok, for beasts of their grange of Mayburch, in all the common pastures of the two vills, both in Ruchscalys [or Baithscalys] and elsewhere, from the date of this deed, both within the Fresches and elsewhere in the common pasture; with right of way to and from the said pasture, as Richard granted to the abbot and his successors for ever, in a place appointed, by measurement four perches in breadth and in length from a small howe (hoga) near the sea to the pasture through the middle of Richard's ploughland (cultura) near a certain tarn (terna) to the south. And for this concession the abbot grants that all houses and lands already cultivated and meadow already made on the common shall remain to Richard and his heirs, leaving to the abbot common of pasture everywhere after crops and hay are led. It is therefore permitted to the abbot to make gaps in the dykes after harvest without impediment from Richard. Richard and his heirs shall not make encroachments on the common without consent of the abbot and his successors; if any are made with such consent, a quarter of the enclosure is to be assigned to the abbot and his successors. Encroachments already made at this date shall remain to Richard. He has granted the abbot a house in Alayneby, the one now held by William Belle. The beasts of Mayburch are not to be agisted at night on the pastures of Neuton and Alayneby without consent of Richard or his heirs. Dated Sabbath before the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle [December 21st], 1262. Witnesses—Sir E[ustace] de Baylliol, sheriff of Cumberland [1262–66], Thomas de Multon, Robert de Mulecaster, John de Yreby, Richard de Castelcayrok, Master John de Bolton, rector of the church of Hoton [Hutton-in-the-Forest], Patrick Brune, etc. [1262.]