Conveyance—Cradock to Dawstin.
[Suffolk Deeds, I., p. II.]
Be it knowen vnto all men by these presents that I Mathew: Crad[ ] Cittizen & Skiner of London doe heerby freelye and absolutely give an[ ] grant vnto Josias Dawstin of Mistick als Meadford in New England his Heires executors administrators and Assignes, firmly for ever, all that my mesuage or Tenement late in the Tenure or occupation of the saide Josias Dawstin or his assignes comonly called by the name of Dixes howse Together with sixe acres of plantinge ground beinge fenced in adioninge also seaven acres of Meadowe Comonly called by the name of Rock meadowe together with fire wood competent out of the Woods neere there soe as it be not priudiciall to the said Mathew his heires or assines in theire or either of theire pticular and such wood as shalbe assigned by the said Mathew his heires or assignes and as may be most convenient for him in respect of carriage also sufficient wood out of the woods aforesd for buildinge & sustainge his dwelinge howse vpon the land aforsd. In Consideration of former service done to the sayd Mathew and of such as is hereafter expressed, namly that the saide Josias Dawstin shalbe liable in his person or by an Able workman to doe any service appertaninge to Husbandrye as the said Mathew his Executors administrato[ ] or assignes shall require eight deyes also in a yeare Yearlye for ever namly Two deyes in May Two dayes in June Two dayes in July & two dayes in August, at such times as the sayd Matthew: or his assignes shall require it yet if at these dayes it be not precisly done so it be done wthin eight dayes after noe advantage to be taken, so farr forth as as the neglect be not willfull pvided, alwayes the sayd Mathew or his assignes pvide the said Josias or his assignes dyett vpon these sevorall eight deyes wch they worke for the said [p. 100] Mathew or his assignes, also I give and grant vnto the said Josias Dawstin or his assignes Comomimge for Twelve Swine & two kine in the woods in Wittnesse wherof I have hervnt: put my hands & Seale dated twentye sixth day of Aprillo Anno: Dominj: 1641: & seaventeenth Yeare of the reigne of Or Sovreine Lord King Charles Sealed & dilivered