This Indenture made the last daie of October Anno domini 1618 And in the Sixteenth yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Lorde Iames by the grace of god king of England ffraunce and Ireland defendor of the faith &c And of Scotland the Two and ffifteth Betweene Edward Alleyne of dulwich in the Countie of Surrey esquire of the one partie And Edward Jubye william Bird alias Bourne ffranck Grace Richard Gumnell Charles Massie william Stratford william Cartwright Richard Price william Parre and Richard ffowler Gentlemen of the other partie Witnesseth that the said Edward Alleyn for and in consideracion of the rentes herevnder reserved and for divers other good cavses and consideracions him especially moving, hath demised leased betaken and to farme letten, And by these presentes doth demise lease betake and to farme lett vnto the said Edward Jubye william Bird alias Bourne ffranck Grace Richard Gumnell Charles Massie william Stratford william Cartwright Richard Price william Parre & Richard ffowler , All that his great building now vsed for a playhowse and comonly called by the name of the ffortune scituate lying and being betweene whitecrosse street and golding lane in the Countie of Middlesex in the parish of St Giles without Creplegate London togither with all lightes waies passages easementes Commodities and appurrtenaunces to the same belonging or apperteyning or therewith now vsed occupied or enioyed, togither with one messuage or Tenemente therevnto adioyning called the Taphowse nowe in the occupacion of one Marke Brigham or his assignes; and also one peece of grownd as yt is now impaled conteyning in length east and west [ (blank) ]Cxxiij foote of assize more or lesse & in breadth north & south seaventeene ffoote of assize more or lesse & rangeth with the passage on the south side of the said playhowse To haue and to hould the said great building or playhowse called the ffortune aforesaid togither with the said messuage or Tenemente called the Taphowse & peece of grownd aforesaid with all and singuler the appurrtenaunces before demised (reserving notwithstanding & except such lease and estate as the said Edward Alleyn hath formerly made there of a little tenement & other lymitacions to one John Russell) vnto the said Edward Jubye william Bird alias Bourne ffranck Grace Richard Gumnell Charles Massie william Stratford william Cartwright Richard Price william Parre and Richard ffowler their executours and administratours and assignes from the feast of St Michaell the Archaungell Last past before the date hereof vnto the end and terme of Thirtie and one yeares from thence next ensewing and fully to be complete and ended yeilding and paying therefore yearely and euery yeare During the said terme of Thirtie and one yeares vnto the said Edward Alleyn and his assignes if the the said Edward Alleyn shall so long live the somme or yearely rent of Two hundred powndes of lawfull monie of England, At or in the now dwelling howse of the said Edward Alleyn scitutae in Duwich aforesaid, At fower vsuall feastes or termes in the yeare, that is to say, at the feastes of the birth of our Lord god the Annunciacon of the blessed Virgin Marie the nativitie of St John Baptist and St Michaell the Archangell by even porcions And also two rundlettes of wyne the one sack and the other Clarett of ten shillinges a peece price to be Deliuered at the feast of Christmas yearely at the place aforesaid And if yt fortune the said Edward Alleyn to Dye before the expiracion of the said Thirtie and one yeares, Then yeilding and paying vnto the heires and assignes of the said Edward Alleyn for and during the rest and residue of the said terme of xxxjty yeares which at the tyme of such deceasse shalbe unexpired, at the place aforesaid every yeare yearely the somme or yearely rent of one hundred & Twentie powndes at the said fower vsuall feastes in the yeare by even porcions, The first payment thereof to begin at such of the feastes aforesaid which shall first happen next after such decease of the said Edward Alleyn . And the said Edward Jubye william Bird alias Bourne ffranck Grace Richard Gumnell Charles Massie william Stratford william Cartwright Richard Price william Parre and Richard ffowler for themselves their executors administrators and assignes Doe covenaunt promise and graunt to and with the said Edward Alleyn his heires and assignes by these presentes, That they the said Edward Jubye william Bird alias Bourne ffranck Grace Richard Gumnell Charles Massie william Stratford william Cartwright Richard Price william Parre and Richard ffowler or some of them their executors administrators or assignes the said Building or playhowse, messuage called the Taphowse; & peece of grownd aforesaid & all buildinges & edfices vpon the said pece of grownd within the said terme to be erected in by and with all manner of needfull & necessarie reparacons whatsoever well and sufficiently shall repaire uphold susteyn fence maintaine & keepe and the pavementes waies and passages leading to the said playhowse shall well and sufficiently paue repaire & amend from tyme to tyme when & as often as need shall require during the said terme, And in the end of the said terme or other sooner determynacion of this presente lease the said demised premisses so well and sufficiently repayred upholden susteyned maynteyned kept paved & amended shall leaue surrender and yeld vp vnto the said Edward Alleyn his heires & assignes, And further that yt shall and may be lawfull to and for the said the said Edward Alleyn his heires and assignes with workmen and others at his and their wills and pleasures twice in euery yeare yearely or oftener during the said terme at convenient tymes to enter and come into the said plaiehowse and euery parte and parcell thereof there to view search and see thestate of the reparacions of the same with other the premisses hereby demised, And if any Default or want of reparacions then & there be (vpon any such view found) thereof to giue or leave notice or warning in wryting to or for the said Edward Iuby william Bird alias Burne ffrank Grace Richard Gumnell Charles Massie william Stratford william Cartwright Richard Price william Parre & Richard Fowler or to any of them to repaire & amend all & euery such Decayes Defaultes or wantes of reparacions within sixe monethes next ensewing such warning given And further the said Edward Iubye william Bird alias Bourne ffrank Grace Richard Gumnell Charles Massie william Stratford william Cartwright Richard Price william Parre & Richard Fowler for them their executors administrators & assignes Doe covenaunt promise & graunt to and with the said Edward Alleyn his heires & assignes, that they nor any of them their executors admistrators or assignes shall not at any tyme hereafter alter transpose or otherwise Conuert the said playhowse to any other vse or vses then as the same is now vsed; and shall not lett sett alien assigne or sett ouer the Demised premisses or any parte thereof to any person or persons without the consent & agreement of the said Edward Alleyn his heires or assignes in wryting first had & obteyned in that behalf Prouided alwaies that if yt shall happen the said yerely rentes of Two hundred powndes and one hundred & twentie powndes to be behind & unpaid in parte or in all by the space of three weekes next after any feast or terme of payment thereof in which the same ought to be paid at the place aforesaid, or if the said Leassees aboue specified shall not well & truly observe fulfil & keepe all & singular the covenauntes clawses & agreementes aboue specified on his and their partes to be done & observed according to the plaine meaning of these presentes. That then at all tymes after yt shall and may be lawfull to & for the said Edward Alleyn his heires & assignes into all & singular the demised premisses with the appurtenaaunces wholly to renter and the same to haue againe retaine & repossessed as in his or their first estate Any thing in these presentes conteyned to the contrary notwithstanding And whereas the said Edward Alleyn by his Indenture of demise bearing Date the Twenteth Daie of June 1617. hath let one smale tenemente conteyning twoo Roomes adioyning to the said playhowse to one John Russell aforesaid for the Terme of ffower score & nynteene yeares yf the said John so long shall live Comencing at the feast of St John baptist next ensewing the said Date thereof vnder the rent of xxiiij s. During the life of the said Edward Alleyn ; and iiij s. yearely after his Deceasse; as by the said Indenture amongst other thinges therein contyened yt may appeare at large Now the said Edward Alleyn doth covenaunt and agree for him his heires & assignes that the said Leassees aforesaid shall haue receave & take of the said John Russell & his assignes the said [ lease] Rent reserved by the said lease as parte of this demise & that if the said John dye before the expiracion of the said xxxj yeares that then the said two rooms shalbe parte of this demise without any further rent therefore to be held vnder the covenauntes & reservacions aboue specified, And also that the said Leassees & euery of them their executors administrators & assignes for the yearely rentes aboue reserved & vnder the covenauntes condicions & agreementes herein aboue reserved on their partes to be done and observed shall or lawfully may peaceably and quietly haue hold occupie possesse and enioy the demised premisses and euerye parte thereof without any lawfull let trouble eviccion or interruption of the said Edward Alleyn his heires or assignes or of any other person or persons by his or their meanes right title Interest consent or procurement ʌ⸢During the said xxxi yeris⸣ In witnes whereof the parties to these Indentures haue interchaungeably put their hands and seales, yeoven the daie and yeares first aboue written

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