COPY OF DEED FROM WILLIAM BROOKE TO EDMUND DENNY Dated Nov 10th 82d Elizabeth AD 1590 Translated Into English from the original deed by Walter Denny April 1874.
To all Christian people to whom this present Writing shall come William Brooke of Combes in the County of Suffolk husbandman sends Greeting in the Lord everlasting nou je that I the said William Brooke for and in consideration of a certain sum of money to me in hand paid by a certain Edmund Denye of Combes aforesaid Yeoman Have given granted enfeoffed sold bargained and delivered and by this my present writing have confirmed to the said Edmund Denye his heirs and assigns All that acre of land more or less lying and being in Combes aforesaid between lands of the said Edmund Denye on the North and South sides one head thereof abutting upon the land of the said Edmund Denye towards the West and the other head thereof abutting upon land of John Gallye in right of Jane his wife in part and upon a certain parcel of meadow hereinafter mentioned in part towards the east and of and in all that piece or parcel of meadow aforesaid lying and being there likewise containing by estimation one rood more or less between lands of the said John Gallye in right of his said wife on the east and the said acre of land before granted on the west One head thereof abutting upon land of the said John Gallye in right of his wife towards the south and the other head thereof abutting upon land of William Cooke towards the north which said acre of land and rood of meadow I the said William Brooke lately had and claimed among other lands and tenements from Robert Snellinge Gipnico in the said County Merchant as in a writing made between us bearing date the 5th day of September last year before the date of these presents fully appears 0 have hold and rnjoy the said acre of land and rood of meadow with all and singular their appurtenances to the said Edmund Denye his heirs and assigns To the only proper use and behoof of the said Edmund Denye his heirs and assigns of the Chief Lord himself by the services therefore due and of right accustomed forever by these presents And I the said William Brooke and my heirs all and singular the premises by these presents granted to the said Edmund Denye and bis heirs against all persons will warrant and for ever defend by these presents In witness whereof to this my present writing my seal I have affixed Given at Combes aforesaid the 10th day of November in the 32d year of the reign of our Lady Elizabeth by the Grace of God of England France and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith &c and in the year of our Lord 1590 Signed Willi Brooke.
Estate seisin and peaceful possession of and in the within premises was delivered according to the tenor force and effect of this present Charter on the day and year withinmentioned in the presence of Rob1 Denye Senr Robert Denye Junior John Hill and of me Nicholas Babbe with others (Genealogy of the Denny family in England and America descendants of John Denny of Combs, Suffolk, England in 1439. Leicester, Mass. : C.C. Denny, 1886, pg. 27-28)