From Manx Soc vol IV,VII & IX

LEASE OF THE MONASTERY OF RUSHEN AND PRIORY OF DOUGLAS TO SIR THOMAS LEIGH KNIGHTLY AND THOMAS SPENCER.

A.D. 1606.

PATENT ROLLS.

3 Jas. I.

THE King by Letters Patent under the Great Seal
of England, bearing Date Westminster, the 17th
of March, in the third year of his Reign, did, in consideration of
a fine of 101 15s. 11d. paid into the receipt of his Majesty's
Exchequer, by Sir Thomas Leigh Knightly, and Thomas
Spencer, Esquire, and for other considerations, demised to them,
all those Houses, Scites, Circuits, and precincts, formerly the
Monastery and priory of Rushing and Douglas, and the Fryers
Minor of Brymaken, with all their appurtenances in his Island
of Man; and all those his Rectories and churches of Kirkevrist
in Shelding and Kirklovan, formerly belonging to the monastery
of Rushing; except, and always reserved to his Majesty, his
Heirs and Successors, all Woods, underwoods, wardships,
Marriages, Mines and Quarries, To hold to the Lessees for forty
years.

 


 

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