From Manx Soc vol IV,VII & IX



27 ELiz.

BY Indenture bearing date the 26th Nov., 1585, her Majesty did in consideration of the sum of 6 13s. 4d. grant to Thomas Preston the Rectories of St. Michael and St. Maughold, in the Isle of Man, with the Lands, Glebes, oblations, and other profits and commodities whatsoever to the same Rectories, or either of them, belonging or appertaining, which Rectories late belonged and appertained to the late Monastery of-Furness, in the county of Lancaster, and by force of an Act of Parliament (enter alia) then lately became and was annexed to the Dutchy of Lancaster, and now being parcel of the Dutchy of Lancaster, in the said county of Lancaster. To hold from Michaelmas last past for Thirty-one years, under the yearly rent of £6 13s. 4d., payable at Lady Day and Michaelmas, in equal proportions.



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