This indenture made between the Prior and Convent of Witham on one part and Thomas Felter, John Felter and Richard Weteweder on the other part: bears witness that where a lawsuit was had between the parties aforesaid of and upon the building of half of a certain wall in the neighbourhood called Redeclyffstrete in the suburbs of Bristol, just as it extends in length from the aforesaid street in the front, towards the water of the Avon behind, between the tenement of the aforesaid Thomas, John, and Richard on the south, and the tenement of the aforesaid Prior and Convent on the north, the aforesaid parties are in agreement in the form which follows, namely that the aforesaid Thomas John and Richard remit release and quitclaim for themselves and their heirs for ever all right and claim which they have in the aforesaid half of the wall aforesaid, to the aforesaid Prior and Convent and their successors forever. And the same half of the said wall they give and concede to them forever by these presents.
Furthermore namely that the aforesaid Prior and Convent constructed anew a certain lead gutter for conducting water falling from the aforesaid tenement in length 60 feet. Which gutter the aforesaid Prior and Convent and their successors are to maintain and sustain at their own expense for ever, except in the case of fire happening by the aforesaid Thomas John and Richard, their heirs or their tenants or one of them.
In witness of which the parties aforesaid have alternately applied their seals to these presents. These being witnesses Thomas Knapp then mayor of the town of Bristol, John Bannebir: sheriff of the same town. Richard Hanforde and John Berton bailiff of the same town, William Canyngs, John Folbrok, Henry Wyvelescombe, and others.
Given at Bristol the sixth day of September, in the sixteenth year of the reign of king Richard the second after the conquest.
[Witham Priory, a Carthusian house, near Nunney, Somerset]