VIII. THE GARDEN ON THE SOUTH OF THE CHURCH.
12th August, 1531.
Sir Roger Cholmeley on 27th June, 1543, obtained a lease
of the Greyfriars garden from the King on the surrender of a
lease granted by the Warden and Convent on 12th August,
1531 (fn. 1) ; the latter lease is recited, the pertinent part being as
"This Indenture made betwene Frere Thomas Cudnor,
Wardeyn of the house of thorder off Saynt Fraunceys called the
Grey Freres within Newgate of London, and alle the hole
convent of the same place on thone partye, and Nicholas
Pynchyn, citezen and bocher of London, and Agnes his wife
on thother partie, Witnesseth that the sayd Wardeyn and
Convent of there one assent with and consent of all ther hole
Chapyter, have granted demysed and to ferme letten unto the
said Nicholas and Agnes their gardeyn, the which the said
Nicholas and Agnes nowe hath and holdeth of the said
Wardeyn and convent, sett and being on the south side of the
Churche belonging to the said Wardeyn and Convent, that is
to wete betwene the parsonage of Seynt Nicholas there on the
Este partie and the Gardeyn nowe in the holde of William
Peter belongyng to the sayd Wardeyn and Convent on the
West partie, and a tenement wherein the said Nicholas and
Agnes nowe dwellyth belongyng to the Brydgehouse of London
on the Southe partie, and the Church of Gray Freres aforsaid
on the north partie: To have and to holde for the terme of
lyef of the said Nicholas and Agnes and to eyther of them
longest lyvyng at a rent of vj s. viij d. &c."
Nicholas and Agnes were empowered to make a door
through the brick wall on the south side for a further rent
of 4 d.
[The original is in Miscellaneous Books, 214, f.111 (Augmentation Office, Enrolment of Leases), at the Record Office.]
Letters and Papers, Henry VIII., xviii., p. 550.