COPY OF DEED FROM EDMUND DENYE SR TO EDMUND DENYE J AND AGNES CASTARD HIS WIFE Dated May 2d 43d Elizabeth AD 1601 Translated Into English from the original deed by Walter Denny 1874.
To All Christian people to whom this present writing indented shall come Edmund Denye Senr of Wattysham in the County of Suffolk Yeoman Sends Greeting in the Lord Everlasting Know ye that I the said Edmund Denye for divers causes and good considerations and especially because the said Edmund Denye Junr by the permission of God takes to wife Agnes Castard daughter of Richard Castard of Battysford in the said County Yeoman have given and granted and by this my present writing indented have confirmed All that my messuage or tenement in Combes in the said County late of Robert Denye my father deceased with all curtilages gardens lands meadows and feedings as together lying between land of Richard Fricker on the West and land of the Manor of Combes late in the tenure of Robert Joyne deceased towards the east containing in the whole 6 acres more or less And also all those my parcels of land as together lying between land of me Edmund Denye Senior called the Show on the west and land of Robert Castard on the East and containing by estimation 11 acres And likewise all those my lands called Colles close as together being between land of me the said Edmund Denye Senior late of Robert Denye my father in part and a wood of me the said Edmund Denye called Colles close wood in part towards the west and land of the said Robert Castard towards the east and containing by estimation 13 acres of land n II UT and to hold all and singular the said premises with their appurtenances to the said Edmund Denye Junior and Agnes Castard and to the longest liver of them and after his or her decease to the right heirs of the said Edmund Denye Junr To the only use and behoof of them the said Edward Denye Junior and Agnes Castard and after their decease to the use of the said Edmund Junior of the Chief Lord himself by the services therefore previously due and of right accustomed for ever by these presents and I the said Edmund Denye Senior all the said premises by these presents granted with their appurtenances to the said Edmund Denye Junior and Agnes Castard and the heirs of the said Edmund Denye Junior against us and our heirs will warrant and forever defend by these presents In witness whereof to this my present writing indented my seal I have affixed.
Given at Combes aforesaid the 2d of May in the 43d year of the reign of our Lady Elizabeth by the Grace of God of England France and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith &c 1601 the (mark) of EDMUND DENYE.
Estate seisin and peaceful possession were delivered according to the force form and effect of this present writing indented in the presence of Robert Castard Richard Castard WillTM Gamsham and of me Edwd Cooke (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. 28-29)