Indenture of 1546, Nottinghamshire Archives DDFJ 7/80/11. All images by permission of Nottinghamshire Archives.  
This just goes to show that they don't necessarily get any easier as they get later, or when they are in your own native tongue. If you have battled to here, try to read the whole document, either doing your own transcript or just by working through the text pages and comparing it with ours. You will find out just what kind of property a 16th century chantry priest might possess, and what they could do to you if you didn't pay your rent on time. Not nice!

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