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Reference ER 3
Covering dates 1254-1896
Held by Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive
Extent 6210 items
Arrangement The series is numbered in a single sequence but is made up of collections presented in 1883, with subseqent accessions, whether they comprised single items or several hundred, added to it until 1943. In the listing which follows, the sequence is broken down, where possible, into sections corresponding to these separate accessions.

Contents:
Series of deeds and papers (formerly known as 'Deeds Appendix'), relating to numerous parishes in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and elsewhere.



Stratford-upon-Avon, 1587-1784  ER 3/1-123  [n.d.]

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/1  Trinity Term 1587

Contents:
Fine by Richard Godwyne and Isabella his wife to Thomas Godwyne of a messuage in 'Burrowe Stretford'.
Westminster, Trinity Term, 29 Elizabeth.
Endorsed: 'Old Red Lion Inn. Arnold's.'

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/2  4 September 1640

Contents:
Deed of sale by Henry Smith of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., to John Sarson of Tamworth, yeoman, for £35 of a tenement in Stratford in 'the Wood streete, betwene the land of John Walker on the one side and the land of the Lord Cranfeild on the other side.'
Dated 4 September 1640.
Signed by Henry Smith with note of seisin on 5 September in the presence of Alexander Hornbe, Thomas Lemster, Humfrey Osbersone, etc.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/3  3 May 1643

Contents:
Feoffment by William Shawe of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., to John Bonner of Alderminster, yeoman, and Robert Stanley of the same, yeoman, of two messuages, etc. in the tenure of John Spires and John Gridwell respectively in Stratford, in 'the Chappell Lane' in trust to the use of Anne, daughter of him, the said William Shawe, and wife of Thomas Bonner, son of the said John Bonner, for her life, with remainder to her heirs in tail, and in default to such of her sisters as shall survive her; but, in the event of Julie Shawe her brother dying without issue (when the lands called 'Rye crofte' and 'Frame close' in Clopton and Hampton would descend to her under the will of Julie Shawe, late of Stratford, deceased) to the use of the said Anne only till the death of the said Julie her brother and then to such uses as he, William Shawe, should direct, and in default to such other his daughters as should then survive.
Witnesses: Joseph Beddome, senior, William Higgins, Thomas George, Richard Mullinex.
With note of seisin, 11 May, witnessed by the same and by John Goodrych, Hugh Taylor and John Spiers.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/4  7 November 1646

Contents:
Articles whereby John Sharpe of Stratford-upon-Avon, 'Coller-maker' covenants to repair such part of the house of Symon Godwyn, farrier, in Bridge Street as he uncovered for the purpose of making a gutter for three bays of building newly erected in the rear of his own house adjacent, the said Symon covenanting to keep the other's 'housing' from any harm from building on his side; with bonds from John Sharpe in £40 for due performance.
Witnesses: Thomas Scriven, Peter Holland, Thomas Sharpe, Richard Mullinex.
Endorsed: 'Old Red Lion Inn etc. Arnolds.'

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/5  30 July 1655

Contents:
Acquittance from Richard Castell, senior, of Stratford-upon-Avon, mercer, and Richard Castell, junior, his son and heir, to Francis Smith of Stratford, ironmonger, for £180, being the purchase money for two messuages in Stratford conveyed to him by the said Richard Castell, senior, Leah his wife and Richard Castell, junior, by deed dated 20 June last past.
Witnesses: Francis Smyth, William Smith, Thomas Castell.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/6  5 January 1655/6

Contents:
Demise by Francis Smyth of Stratford-upon-Avon, ironmonger, and John Brookes of the same, mercer, to Robert Dale of Stratford, gent., and Edward Smyth of the same, ironmonger, of two messuages in Stratford, lying together in Wood street lately purchased by the said Francis of Richard Castle the elder and Richard Castle the younger; to hold the same for 70 years, beginning at the death of the said Francis and terminable by the death of Ann his wife, and in trust to the use of the said Ann as a jointure.
Witnesses: Francis Smyth, Joseph Brooke, Mathew Odams.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/7  5 January 1655/6

Contents:
Counterpart of no. 6.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/8  4 September 1663

Contents:
Indenture whereby Henry Tomlins, son of Jane Tomlins of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow, is bound apprentice for seven years to Francis Smith of Stratford, ironmonger.
Witnesses: R. [Richard] Molineux, Mary Freman, Benjamin Howes.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/9  19 September 1664

Contents:
Lease from John Knight of Stratford-upon-Avon, silk-weaver, and Elinor his wife to William Knight, silk-weaver, their son, of a messuage in Stratford, in Eely Street, in the tenure of John Knight, for 1000 years, commencing at the death of the said John Knight, at a pepper corn rent, the said Elinor to have the use of the kitchen and 'the room over it' for her life.
Witnesses: R. [Richard] Molineux, William Martin.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/10  9 December 1665

Contents:
Assignment by Richard Smart, junior, of Stratford-upon-Avon, yeoman, to John Woolmer of the same, gent., and John Freeman of Stretton-upon-Fosse, gent., of a lease from the Corporation of Stratford, dated 10 February 1665 of a messuage etc. in Rother Street or Rother Market and a barn and orchard in Hell Lane or Henley Lane, in the tenure of the said Richard Smart, junior, and Richard Smart, senior, his father, for 35 years, at a yearly rent of 20 shillings, such assignment being by way of settlement for a jointure for Mary Canning, his intended wife, daughter of Katherine Canning, of Toddenham, co. Glouc., by John Canning her late husband, and in consideration of a marriage portion of £160.
Witnesses: Richard Smart, senior, Thomas Walker, Samuel Ward.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/11  28 January 1668/9

Contents:
Settlement by John Marston of Hampton Lucey, tailor, on his marriage with Sarah Gravener, daughter of Humphrey Gravener, late of Snitterfield, whereby he conveys to Nathaniel Cookes of the Olds in the parish of Snitterfield, gent., a messuage in Stratford-upon-Avon in Sheepe Street, bequeathed to him by Edward Marston his father, having the tenement of Elizabeth Marston his sister on the west and a garden of Ellenor Hunt, widow, on the east and now being in the tenure of Robert Rawboane, wheelwright; in trust to the use of him, the said John Marston, for life and after to the said Sarah for life as a jointure, with remainder to their issue and in default to the right heirs of John Marston.
Witnesses: --- Combes, Samuel Phillips, Charles Hopkins, Elizabeth Corbett.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/12  20 April 1670

Contents:
Lease from Anne Smith of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow, to Henry Tomlins of the same, ironmonger, of a messuage in Stratford, in Wood Street (reserving to the said Anne and her servants four rooms on the west of the entry, with ingress and regress, etc.) for 10 years, at a yearly rent of £12, with £2.10s. 0d additional for the excepted rooms if vacated by the said Anne during the term.
Witnesses: Samuel Phillips, Edward Smyth, Richard Wake.
With schedule of fixtures attached.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/13  15 February 1671/2

Contents:
Deed of sale by John Marston of Hampton Lucy, 'tayler', and Sarah his wife and Nathaniel Cookes of the Olds, gent., to Richard Mayo, alias Fletcher, of Stratford-upon-Avon, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife, for £22 of a messuage etc. in Stratford in Sheepe Street between a messuage of the said Richard Mayo on the west and a tenement of Richard Caninge, turner, on the east, and now in the tenure of Robert Rawbone, wheelwright.
Witnesses: Samuel Scriven, Samuel Phillips.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/14  15 February 1671/2

Contents:
Bond from John Marston to Richard Mayo, alias Fletcher, in £44 to perform covenants as in the indenture preceding, no. 13.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/15  3 March 1672/3

Contents:
Conveyance by John Knight of Stratford-upon-Avon, woollstead weaver' to John Hands of Kennelworth, gent., and William Walker of Stratford, gent., of a messuage in Stratford in Eley Street, alias Swine Street, in his own occupation and having the tenement of John Veale on the east and the tenement of Edward Herriford on the west; in trust to the use of him, the said John Knight, for life, then to William Knight, 'wollstead weaver' his son, for life and then to Judith, wife of the said William, for life as a jointure, with remainder to their issue and in default to the right heirs of William Knight.
Witnesses: Daniel Beard, Samuel Phillips, George Hands.
With counterpart.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/16  27 Oct 1674

Contents:
Feoffment by John Smith of Warwick, gent., to William Knight of Stratford-upon-Avon, weaver, for £9 of a 'tofte of land, plott of ground, orchard or garden' in Stratford-upon-Avon in or near 'the Wood streete and Ely streete' now in the tenure of the said William Knight, between the tenement of the same William on the south, the garden of Robert Knight on the west, the garden of Martha West, widow, on the north and land of the Mayor, etc. of Stratford on the east.
Witnesses: Stephen Edkins, John Ingram, Richard Smithe.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/17  29 August 1678

Contents:
Release by William Shaw of Warwick, 'sadler', son and heir of Julie Shaw, late of Stratford-upon-Avon, deceased, to Richard Bonner of Alderminster, co. Worc., yeoman, son of Thomas Bonner, deceased, for £5 of a messuage with bakehouse, garden, etc., in Stratford in 'Walker streete or the Chappell Lane, neere the waterside', late in the tenure of Edward Lord, baker, and now in that of John Lord his son and formerly divided into two tenements.
Witnesses: Thomas Horne, William Gibson, Corbits Byhill, Thomas Stratford, Job Murcott, Edward Elderton.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/18  17 September 1678

Contents:
Feoffment by Richard Bonner of Alderminster, co. Worc., yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife, to John Lord of Stratford-upon-Avon, baker, of a messuage, bakehouse, garden, etc., in Stratford in 'Walkers streete or the Chappell Lane', as above, no. 17.
Witnesses: William Gibson, William Challoner, John Lord of Alveston, William Smith, Elizabeth Lord, Edmund Rawlins.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/19, 20  Michaelmas Term, 1678

Contents:
Fine by Richard Bonner and Elizabeth his wife to William Challoner and William Gibson of a messuage, garden and acre of land in Stratford-upon-Avon for £60.
Westminster, Michaelmas term, 30 Charles II.
In duplicate.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/21  28 November 1678

Contents:
Exemplification of a recovery by John Lord against William Challoner, gent., and William Gibson, gent., of a messuage, garden and acre of land in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Westminster, 28 November 30 Charles II.
With seal of Court; in fragments.
Extract enclosed.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/22  3 December 1679

Contents:
Conveyance by William Knight of Stratford-upon-Avon, woollstead-weaver, to William Walker of Stratford, gent., and Richard Rose of Warmington, yeoman, of a messuage etc. in Stratford in the 'Eley streete al. Swine streete', having the tenement of Robert Rawbone on the east and the tenement of Edward Herriford on the west and now in the possession of the said William Knight; in trust to the use of him, the said William, for life and then to Jane his wife (daughter of Richard Rose, late of Warmington, yeoman, deceased, and sister of Richard Rose above-named) for life as a jointure, with remainder to the heirs of their bodies and in default to the right heirs of William Knight.
Witnesses: William Millerd alias Hackett, Samuel Phillips.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/23  3 December 1679

Contents:
Counterpart of no. 22.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/24  4 June 1680

Contents:
Lease from the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Stratford-upon-Avon to Simon Smart of Guarnall (Gornall), co. Staffs., husbandman, of a barn and plot of ground lying before it and extending towards the 'Back Bridge streete', between the messuage of Arthur Lane on the east and a parcel of ground of Joseph Hunt on the west, for 80 years, at a yearly rent of 12 shillings and 2 capons, with £25 fine.
Witnesses: Thomas Ainge, John Mumford.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/25  18 June 1680

Contents:
Lease for a year from Edward Owen of Clifford Chambers, co. Glouc., gent., and Michael Goodrich of Snitterfield gent., to William Baker of Stratford-upon-Avon, brasier, of a messuage in Stratford in the High Street, between a tenement in the possession of Philip Wilkins, flaxdresser, and a tenement formerly belonging to the Guild, in the possession of William Hunt, woollen draper; which said messuage was formerly divided into two habitations in the tenure of John Ainge, butcher, and John Shakle and was purchased by Arthur Goodrich, great-grandfather of the said Michael Goodrich, from William Clopton of Clopton, esq.
Witnesses: Sarah Hyman, Henry Tomlins, William Challoner, Edmund Rawlins.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/26  19 June 1680

Contents:
Conveyance by Edward Owen of Clifford Chambers, co. Glouc., gent., and Michael Goodrich of Snitterfield, gent., to William Baker of Stratford-upon-Avon, brasier, for £110, of a messuage etc. in Stratford in the High Street between a tenement now or late in the tenure of Philip Wilkins, flax-dresser, and a tenement heretofore belonging to the Guild in Stratford and now or late in the tenure of William Hunt, woollen-draper; the said messuage having formerly been divided into two 'habitations' (one in the tenure of John Aynge, butcher, and the other in the tenure of John Shakle and a shop thereto belonging in the tenure of the said William Baker) and having been purchased by Arthur Goodrich, great-grandfather of the said Michael from William Clopton of Clopton, esq.
Witnesses: Sarah Hyman, Henry Tomlins, William Challoner, Edmund Rawlins.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/27  22 June 1681
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Writ to the Sheriff of the county of Warwick for enquiry as to damages on a plea of Robert Davies against Richard Smith for non-payment at Stratford-upon-Avon of a debt of £6.10s.0d.
Dated Westminster, 22 June, 33 Charles II.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/28  20 November 1683

Contents:
Deed of sale by Elizabeth Dawbery of Chippinge Campden, co. Glouc., widow, to Richard Newcombe of Stratford-upon-Avon, carrier, for £145 of a messuage, with two barns, etc. in Stratford, in Ely Street alias Swine Street.
Witnesses: John Hunt, Joseph Woolmer, Thomas Woolmer.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/29  20 November 1683

Contents:
Bond from Elizabeth Dawbery to Richard Newcombe in £300 to perform covenants in indentures as above.
Witnesses as above.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/30  1 September 1684

Contents:
Lease from the Mayor, Aldermen, etc. of Stratford-upon-Avon, to William Sowtherne of Lapworth, clerk (on the surrender of a former lease granted to Richard Shakle of Chipping Campden co. Glouc., yeoman) of a tenement in Stratford in Henley Street having a messuage in the possession of William Hall, skinner, on the west and being now or late in the tenure of John Cooper or George Hurst, for 51 years, at a yearly rent of 20 shillings and a couple of fat capons.
Witnesses: Thomas Ainge, Thomas Woolmer.
Endorsed 'New Lease granted to Thos. Smith, 1734'.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/31  1 January 1684/5

Contents:
Lease by William Knight of Stratford-upon-Avon, jersey weaver, and Jane, his wife, to John Bartlett of Old Stratford, dyer, of a messuage etc. in Stratford-upon-Avon in Ely Street alias Swine Street, between the tenement of Mary Lyndon, widow, on the east, the tenement of Edward Hercule alias Hartford on the west, the gardens of Francis Haddock, gent., and --- West, widow, on the north and the said street on the south, for 99 years, at a peppercorn rent by way of mortgage for £30 to be repaid with £3.12.0 interest, by 21 December 1686.
Witnesses: Thomas Woolmer, Thomas Horne.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/32  6 February 1684/5

Contents:
Bond from William Knight of Stratford-upon-Avon, jersey weaver, to John Bartlett of Old Stratford, dyer, in £6 for the payment of a debt of £3.
Witness: Thomas Woolmer.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/33, 34  13 and 14 February 1684/5


Related information: Transferred to Trust Title Deeds 1/148-9.

Contents:
Lease for a year and Release by Thomas Greene, Robert Fawdon (trustees under the will of Michael Johnson, late of Stratford mercer) and others to Edward Elderton, of a messuage, etc. called the 'Whyte Lyon'.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/35  16 February 1684/5


Related information: Transferred to Trust Title Deeds 1/150.

Contents:
Feoffment by Thomas Greene, Robert Fawdon and Michael Johnson, clerk, to Edward Elderton of the messuage in Stratford-upon-Avon called the 'White Lyon'.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/36, 37  4 March 1684/5


Related information: Transferred to Trust Title Deeds 1/151-2

Contents:
Lease for a year and release by Edward Elderton of Stratford-upon-Avon, innholder, in consideration of a marriage lately had between him and Susanna his wife to Samuel Tyler of Shottery, gent., and Thomas Horne of Stratford, gent., of the messuage, etc. in Stratford called the 'White Lyon' as above, 33, 34.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/38  20 October 1685

Contents:
Lease from the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Stratford-upon-Avon to Thomas Rawlins of Stratford, serjeant at law (on the surrender of a former lease granted to William Edwards and Giles Edwards his son) of a messuage, etc. in Stratford in Church Street in the tenure of Mary Dide, widow, and William Dide, for 41 years at a yearly rent of 20 shillings and a couple of capons to the Mayor with a fine of £20.
Witnesses: Edmund Rawlins, Thomas Woolmer, Thomas Ainge.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/39  20 January 1685/6

Contents:
Bond from William Knight of Stratford-upon-Avon, weaver, to John Bartlett of Old Stratford, dyer, in £140 to perform covenants in indentures of feoffment of the same date.
Witnesses: William Rutter, Rebeckah Nucomb, Thomas Woolmer.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/40  4 January 1686/7

Contents:
Conveyance by John Lord of Stratford-upon-Avon, baker, to John Woolmer, senior, of the same, gent., and William Baker of the same, gent., of a messuage, bakehouse, etc. in Stratford in 'Walkers street or the Chappell Lane' at the lower end near the waterside and in his own tenure; in trust to his own use for life and at his death to the use of Mary Jackson, his intended wife, for life, with remainder to the heirs of their bodies or in default to his own right heirs.
Witnesses: William Challoner, Thomas Woolmer, William Rutter, Hugh Tibbatts.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/41  20 February 1687/8

Contents:
Lease from the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Stratford-upon-Avon, to Joseph Smith of Stratford, ironmonger, of a messuage in his own tenure in the High Street between a messuage of John Lacy on the south and a messuage in the tenure of Robert Fawdon on the north for 51 years for a fine of £40 and a yearly rent of 20 shillings and a couple of fat capons.
Witnesses: Thomas Woolmer, Thomas Ainge.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/42  6 January 1689/90

Contents:
Lease for a year from John Woolmer the elder of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., to Richard Halford, citizen and salter of London, of a close in Stratford 'in the neither end of the Church Streete' with a barn thereon built by Thomas Taylor, baker, the same having formerly been in the tenure of the said Thomas Taylor and being now in the tenure of George Hurst and Anthony Bell.
Witnesses: Benjamin Woolmer, Robert Potter, William Halford.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/43  20 May 1691

Contents:
Conveyance by Henry Tomlins of Stratford-upon-Avon, ironmonger, to William Baker of the same, brasier, of two messuages, heretofore one messuage, in Stratford in High Street and Wood Street (in which the said Henry Tomlins and one Thomas Ledbiter now dwell) for 1000 years; such conveyance to be void if the said Henry Tomlins within one year pay to William Gibson of Shottery, gent., Giles Roberts of Luddington, yeoman, and Frances Mason of Old Stratford, widow, certain sums for the payment of which the said William Baker is jointly bound with him.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/44  19 December 1692

Contents:
Assignment by Sir William Bishopp of Bridgtowne in Alveston, Knight, to John Hunt of Stratford-upon-Avon, mercer, in trust for Michael Evitts of Stratford, collar-maker, of a mortgage for £60 from Isaac West of Beaudesert, saddler, and Mary his wife, of a messuage in Stratford in the Backbridge Street, for 500 years; which mortgage was made by the said Isaac and Mary West to one Charles Hopkins on 24 June, 4 James II [1688] and assigned by John Freeman of Redditch, co. Worc., innholder, his executor, to the said Sir William Bishopp on 20 April 1692.
Witnesses: Joseph Hunt, George Crosse, Edward Wittway, N. Mason.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/45  2 May 1693

Contents:
Mortgage by Richard Newman and John Newman, his son and heir, of Stratford-upon-Avon, yeoman, to William Eaborne of Allesley, esq. of a messuage, etc. in Stratford at the end of Henley Street, in the tenure of the said Richard Newman, with a barn called 'The Great Barne' near thereto in the tenure of one John Smith, gent., for 500 years to secure the payment of £200 with interest at 5 per cent.
Witnesses: John Cox, Richard Smithe, Thomas Challoner, Robert Smith, Calaby Oadham.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/46  8 December 1693

Contents:
Assignment by William Warry of Stratford-upon-Avon, 'Tobacconesse' and Joyce his wife, under licence from the Mayor, Aldermen, etc. of Stratford to Joseph Smith of Stratford, ironmonger, of a lease from the said Mayor, etc., 8 December 1691, of a messuage etc. in Church street, having the tenement of Hester Jones on the east, Evesham Lane on the west, Church Street on the north and the orchard of Mr. John Combe on the south, for 41 years at a yearly rent of 15 shillings and a couple of capons; such assignment being by way of mortgage to secure the payment of £120 with interest.
Witnesses: Philip Higgs, N. Mason.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/47  4 March 1695/6

Contents:
Lease from the Mayor, Aldermen, etc. of Stratford-upon-Avon, to Thomas Smith of Stratford, tailor, of a messuage in Stratford in the Church Street, between the tenements of Richard Morrell and Henry Earle on the north and south, the close of Nathaniel Mason, gent., on the east and the said Church street on the west, for 41 years for a fine of £12 and a yearly rent of 20s. 4d. and 'one couple of fatt capons' to the Mayor on 1 January.
Witnesses: Thomas Cale, Thomas Mills, Thomas Woolmer.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/48-50  13 and 14 September 1698

Contents:
Lease for a year and release by Thomas Hiccox of Stratford-upon-Avon, mercer, and Elizabeth his wife, to Foulke Sellers of Stratford, cooper, and Henry Tomlins of Stratford, ironmonger, of a messuage, etc. in Stratford, in the High Street in the possession of John Scriven, brazier, to hold to the use of the said Thomas Hiccox for life and then to the use of the said Elizabeth for life, with remainder to the heirs of their bodies and in default to the right heirs of the longer liver.
Witnesses: Mary Tomlins, John Scriven, N. Mason.
With counterpart of the release.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/51  28 June 1699

Contents:
Exemplification of a recovery by Zachary Downyng against Nicholas Geast of a messuage, two tofts, a garden and two acres of land in Stratford-upon-Avon, Westminster, Trinity Term, 11 William III.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/52  20 December 1699

Contents:
Lease from the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Stratford-upon-Avon to Edward Wiggen of Stratford, carpenter, of a messuage in Church Street, now or late in the tenure of Henry Earle and having the tenement of Anne Biddle, widow, on the south, and the tenement of --- Tibbits, widow, on the north, for 41 years at a yearly rent of 6s. 8d and a couple of capons, with fine of £8.
Witnesses: Thomas Cale, Thomas Woolmer.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/53  27 January 1699/1700

Contents:
Lease from Christopher Wareing of Stratford-upon-Avon, farrier, to John Wareing of the same, farrier, of a messuage etc. in Stratford in Bridge Street, commonly known as the 'Old Swann' for 7 years at the yearly rent of £17.
Witnesses: Foulke Sellar, Michael Evetts, N. Mason.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/54  1 February 1699/1700

Contents:
Mortgage by Christopher Wareing of Stratford-upon-Avon, farrier, to Robert Davis of Stratford, maltster, of a messuage in Stratford in Bridge Street, known as the 'Old Swann' for 500 years to secure the payment of £154 on 2 August ensuing.
Witnesses: Foulke Sellar, Michael Evetts, N. Mason.
With acquittance from C. Wareing to R. Davis for £150.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/55  2 February 1699/1700

Contents:
Deed Poll of Christopher Wareing of Stratford-upon-Avon, farrier, covenanting to reconvey to John Wareing of Stratford, his brother, a messuage in Stratford in Bridge Street, known as the 'Old Swann' and in the tenure of the said John, upon payment by the latter in one sum within 7 years of £300 with other sums disbursed or to be disbursed by the said Christopher upon the premises, the said messuage having been conveyed to him by John Wareing and Hannah Wareing, widow, his mother, for £300, by lease and release of 23 and 24 January last past.
Witnesses as above.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/56  23 December 1700

Contents:
Mortgage by William Warry of Stratford-upon-Avon, 'tobacconest' and Joyce his wife to Joseph Smith of Stratford, ironmonger, of a lease from the Mayor, Aldermen, etc. of Stratford, dated 8 December 1691 for 41 years of a messuage etc. in Stratford in Church Street, having the tenement of Hester Jones on the east, Evesham Lane on the south [?west], Church Street on the north and the orchard of Mr. John Combe on the south; to secure repayment of £130 with interest.
Witnesses: Joseph Hunt, Joseph Hunt, junior.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/57-8  1 February 1703/4

Contents:
Lease from the Mayor, Aldermen, etc. of Stratford-upon-Avon, to John Huckhill of Stratford, chandler, of a messuage in Stratford in the High Street 'knowne by the name or signe of the Bull' now or late in the tenure of Samuel Warner and Thomas Lebeter, and a messuage called 'the Goale' adjoining 'the Bull', the said two messuages being bounded by a tenement in the tenure of Gabriel Holland on the west and a messuage of Sarah Court, widow, in the tenure of the said John Huckhill on the south; to hold for 60 years for a fine of £50 and a yearly rent of £1.6s.8d and one couple of capons to the Mayor on 1 January.
Witnesses: Thomas Mills, Thomas Woolmer.
With counterpart.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/59  26 December 1705

Contents:
Mortgage by Obidedum Taylor of Stratford-upon-Avon, labourer, to John Huckell of the same, tallow-chandler, of a cottage in Stratford in Greenhill street, now or late in the tenure of Samuel Phillips, for 1000 years, to secure the repayment of £20, with interest, by 26 December 1706.
Witnesses: William Challoner, Richard Wall.
With acquittance for £20 endorsed; and memorandum by John Huckell dated 21 July 1711 that £5 interest for 5 years has been paid.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/60  5 January 1705/6

Contents:
Deed of sale by Joseph Dury of Stratford-upon-Avon, glover, and Anne his wife to Samuel Jarvis of Stratford, flax-dresser, for £20 of a messuage in Stratford in Swyne street in the tenure of Mary Dury, between tenements of William Miles on the west and of the said Joseph Dury on the east, together with a parcel of ground belonging thereto in the tenure of Joshua Bell.
Witnesses: William Challoner, Richard Wall.
With acquittance for £20 endorsed.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/61  14 May 1707

Contents:
Lease from the Mayor, Aldermen etc. of Stratford-upon-Avon to Thomas Evetts of Stratford, 'coller maker', of a messuage in Stratford in 'the Bridgstreet alias the Middle Rowe', in the tenure of William Eades, between a messuage in the tenure of Thomas Milles on the east and the Guild land in the tenure of William Eades on the west for 41 years for a fine of £16 and a yearly rent of 6s. 8d. and a couple of capons to the Mayor on 1 January; a former lease to Christopher Wearing blacksmith, being previously surrendered.
Witnesses: Thomas Cale, John Woolmer.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/62  24 December 1709

Contents:
Release by William Warry, late of Stratford-upon-Avon and now of Banbury, co. Oxon., innholder and Joyce his wife, to Joseph Smith of Stratford, ironmonger, of the equity of redemption of a mortgage, dated 8 December 1693, of a lease from the Mayor, etc. of Stratford for 41 years of a messuage, etc. in the lane near Church Street late in the tenures of Mr. Walford, William Cooke and Thomas George, to secure the payment of £120 and interest and of a mortgage dated 23 December 1700, of a lease for 41 years of a messuage in Church Street divided into two dwellings, one in the tenure of the said William Warry, the other late in the tenure of John Stanton and now in the tenure of Mr. Paston's widow, to secure the payment of £130 with interest. Also a further mortgage by the same to the same of a newly erected shop, etc. in Church Street, adjoining the said late dwelling house of the said William Warry, and also a piece of ground 23½ feet x 8 feet and a piece of ground 58ft x 24½ft to secure the payment of £281. 17s. 6d. on 25 June following.
Witnesses: William Challoner, Nathaniel Mason, John Woolmer.
Endorsed with acquittance from W. Warry to Joseph Smith for £10.16s.4d. dated 24 December.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/63  24 April 1710

Contents:
Deed of sale by William Rutter of Stratford-upon-Avon, joiner, to Richard Newcomb of Stratford, carrier, for £7 of a piece of garden ground in Stratford, being part of the garden belonging to the dwelling house of the said William Rutter and adjoining the backside of the dwelling house of the said Richard Newcomb, measuring on the west 19 yds. 1ft. and on the east 15yds. 2 ft., on the west [?north] 15 yds. 6 ins. and on the south 15yds. 1ft.8 in.
Witnesses: Nathaniel Mason, John Halford.
With acquittance for £7 endorsed.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/64  28 June 1711

Contents:
Release by Sir George Newland of London, Knt., one of the creditors of George Hands, late of Stratford-upon-Avon and now of Warwick, maltster, a bankrupt, and by Richard Hands, son and heir of the said George Hands, to Joseph Smith of Stratford, ironmonger, of a messuage, malt-house, etc. in Stratford in Wood Street, conveyed to him by the creditors of the said George Hands by indenture dated 2 November last past.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/65  27 March 1712

Contents:
Lease for a year from William Lord, late of Stratford-upon-Avon now of Birmingham, baker, son and heir of John Lord late of Stratford, baker, deceased, to William Page of Stratford, malt-maker, of a messuage, bakehouse, etc. in Stratford in Walkers Street alias Chappell Lane near the lower end and the waterside, now in the tenure of William Hunt and formerly divided into two tenements.
Witnesses: Nathaniel Mason, Edmund Brooke.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/66  14 March 1712/13

Contents:
Bond by John Scriven of Stratford-upon-Avon, brasier, to James Heane of Warwick, brasier, in £160 for the performance by him John Scriven, and Mary his wife, of covenants in indentures of release of the same date.
Witnesses: Joshua Smith, Richard Newcomb.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/67-8  16 March 1712/13

Contents:
Mortgage by James Heane of Warwick, 'braisier' to Joshua Smith of Stratford-upon-Avon, bookseller, of the north part of a messuage in Stratford in the High Street, as now divided from the entry, heretofore in the possession of Thomas Price and late in the possession of John Scriven (of whom the said James Heane lately purchased the same) now in the tenure of Richard Grimett, shoemaker, to hold for 500 years to secure the repayment of £30 on 17 September following.
Witnesses: Richard Newcomb, Nathaniel Mason.
Acquittance for £30 endorsed.
With counterpart, endorsed: 'Mr. Clews houses'.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/69  16 March 1712/13

Contents:
Bond by James Heane to Joshua Smith in £60 for the payment of £30.18s.0d on 17 September following according to the proviso in the mortgage as above, nos. 67 and 68.
Witnesses: Richard Newcomb, Nathaniel Mason.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/70  13 November 1713


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Contents:
Mortgage by Susanna Elderton and Maund Elderton of Stratford to John Bartlett of Old Stratford, gent., of the messuage or inn in Stratford-upon-Avon in Henley Street called the 'White Lyon'.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/71  18 November 1715

Contents:
Bond from Richard Newcomb of Stratford-upon-Avon, carrier, to Martha Forrester of the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn, widow, in £400 to be void if his executors, within three months after his death, pay to the said Martha Forrester £200 in trust for Martha Brittain, now of Standon, co. Herts., spinster, his intended wife, should the marriage take effect and she survive him.
Witnesses: Richard Chauncy, John Chauncy.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/72  9 September 1717


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Contents:
Assignment by John Bartlett to Sarah Smith of Milcote widow, later wife of Thomas PEYTON, S/A, mercer of the messuage in Stratford-upon-Avon called the 'White Lyon'.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/73  10 April 1719

Contents:
Copy will of Elizabeth Mayoe, alias Fletcher, of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow, bequeathing to her son John Mayoe alias Fletcher, 1 shilling and to her daughter Dorothy, wife of Thomas Newman £5, the residue to her sons Thomas and William; of her two houses in Sheep Street Thomas to have the 'lower house' and William the 'over house'.
Witnesses: Robert Morris, Ursula Morris, Erasmus Banbury.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/74  18 November 1720

Contents:
Lease from the Mayor, Aldermen, etc. of Stratford-upon-Avon to Richard Watton of Stratford, carpenter, of a messuage etc. in Stratford in the Bridge Street between messuages of William Walford, shoemaker, on the east and Elizabeth Wareing, widow, on the west, for 41 years for a fine of £15 and a yearly rent of 6s.8d. and a couple of capons to the Mayor or 1s.6d in lieu thereof on 1 January; a former lease to Christopher Wareing being previously surrendered.
With Corporation seal.
Witnesses: William Pemberton, J. Woolmer.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/75  13 January 1720/21


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Contents:
Assignment by Thomas Peyton and Sarah his wife to Mary Baylis of a mortgage of the messuage in Stratford called the 'White Lyon'.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/76  17 January 1720/21


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Contents:
Lease for a year from Maund Elderton to Robert Meese of the messuage in Stratford in Henley Street called the 'White Lyon'.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/77  18 Jan 1720/1


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Contents:
Covenants by Maund Elderton and Elizabeth his wife to levy a fine to Robert Meese of the messuage in Stratford as above, no. 76;

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/78 79  3 Feb 1720/1


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Contents:
Fine by Maund Elderton and Elizabeth his wife to Robert Meese of a messuage, barn, four stables and a garden in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/80  Hilary term 1720/1


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Contents:
Recovery by John Woolmer against Robert Meese of a messuage and garden in Stratford-upon-Avon, Maund Elderton being vouchee.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/81  15 March 1720/1

Contents:
Deed of sale by John Staples of Wixford, yeoman, to Elizabeth Bruce of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow, for £38.10s.0d of two messuages in Stratford-upon-Avon, in Swine Street in the tenure of Joseph Dury and John Rawbone between tenements of William Miles on the east and Alice Parr, widow, on the west.
Witnesses: William Horne, John Hemings, Joseph Hunt.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/82  2 May 1721

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Conveyance by William Dyde of Stratford-upon-Avon, baker, and Avice his wife to Michael Evetts of Old Stratford, innholder, and Clement Pane of the same, miller, of a messuage, malt-house etc. in Stratford-upon-Avon in Wood Street, late in possession of Joseph Smith and now in that of the said William Dyde and having tenements of Christopher Dale and Martha West on the west and east; in trust to the use of the said William Dyde for life and for a jointure for the said Avice his wife.
Witnesses: Nathaniel Mason, Edmund Brooke.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/83  9 September 1722

Contents:
Indenture between Elizabeth Roberts, senior, of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow of William Roberts, yeoman and Mary Roberts, Martha Roberts and Elizabeth Roberts, all of Stratford, spinsters, daughters and coheirs of the said William Roberts on the first part, Joseph Gibbs of Stratford, hatter, on the second part and Thomas Peyton of Stratford, mercer, on the third part; declaring that a fine levied in Easter term past by the parties first named together with Henry Smith of Pillerton Hersey, yeoman, and Mary his wife, to the said Joseph Gibbs and to Nathaniel Rouse and John Reeve of (amongst other messuages, etc.) a newly erected building etc. in Stratford in the Rother Market or Rother street between a messuage late of Mark Noble and now of Jonathan Sowtham on the south and a messuage of Thomas Maides on the north, together with a passage 109 x 5 ft, to and from the same, shall be to the use of the said Thomas Peyton to whom and to William Smith, deceased, the said premises were lately conveyed by the parties first named.
Witnesses: John Letherland, Benjamin Palmer, Isaac Hamp.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/84  14 December 1724

Contents:
Covenant by William Lord of London, late of Stratford-upon-Avon, baker, and Mary his wife to levy a fine together with John Lacy senior of Stratford, maltster and John Lacy, junior, his son and heir, baker, by Anne his wife to Joseph Smith of Stratford, maltster, and William Page of Stratford, malt-maker of (amongst other lands, etc.) a messuage, bakehouse, etc. in Stratford in Walker Street alias Chappell Lane, as above no. 65, purchased by William Page by indentures of lease and release 29 and 30 September 1712; such fine to enure to the only use of the said William Page.
Witnesses: John Lord, Jo. Phipps, Joseph Hunt.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/85  25 March 1725

Contents:
Assignment by Henry Churchill of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., (who married Mary Rose widow of Nathaniel Rose, late of Stratford, tallow-chandler) to Joseph Woolmer of Stratford, gent., of a mortgage for 900 years dated 25 April 1657 from Thomas Hitchcox, barber-chirurgeon, to Richard Hunt, mercer, of a toft in Stratford in Bridge Street (between a tenement then in the tenure of Richard Ainge and formerly in the that of Francis Ainge, gent., and a tenement then in the tenure of John Rooke and formerly in that of Arthur Cawdry, gent.) together with a messuage lately erected thereon, 'whereunto then lately was annexed the signe of the Angell', then in the tenure of Simon Horne, which mortgage was assigned 30 September 1685 by Abigail Hunt, widow, and Joseph Hunt, gent., executors of Richard Hunt, to the above Nathaniel Rose, the premises then being in the tenure of Anne Ashfeild, widow; the now assignment being to secure the repayment of £130 with £3.5s0d interest, on 29 September following.
Witnesses: Thomas Woolmer, Thomas Barker.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/86  2 February 1726/7

Contents:
Bond from Henry Willes, senior, of Charlecoate, gent., and William Willes of the same, yeoman, his son and heir, to Joseph Fisher of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., in £180 to save him harmless during the life of Ann Dale, wife of Christopher Dale and widow of Robert Wootton, against any claim of the said Ann to an estate in a messuage in Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon in the tenure of John Willes, another of the sons of Henry Willes, which the said Henry Willes and Mary his wife (Joseph Smith gent. being also a party) had conveyed to him the said Joseph Fisher by lease and release of 1 and 2 February.
Witnesses: John Boase, John Willes, William Hiccox.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/87, 88  8 and 9 June 1726

Contents:
Lease for a year and release by Elizabeth Bruse of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow, to Joseph Hemings of the same, stone-cutter, of two messuages lying together in the Swine Street in Stratford now or late in the tenure of --- Page, widow, and John Cooper, and having a messuage in the tenure of William Miles on the east and a messuage formerly in the tenure of Alice Parr, widow, on the west; in trust to the use of the said Elizabeth Bruse for life and at her death to the use of Elizabeth Bruse and Sarah Bruse her daughters, a moiety to each, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder over each to other, and in default of issue to the heirs of Elizabeth Bruse the mother. With further covenant to pay to the said Joseph Hemings £40 in trust to pay £20 to each of the said Elizabeth and Sarah the daughters at their attaining the age of 21, the interest meanwhile to go to the mother or, in the event of her death, to their maintenance.
Witnesses: Richard Tayler, Nathaniel Mason.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/89  28 December 1729

Contents:
Probate copy of will of Nathaniel Earnall [Arnold] of Stratford-upon-Avon, blacksmith and farrier, dated 26 May 1729, bequeathing to his sons Nathaniel and Thomas £6 each and to his children John, Mary, Richard, Elizabeth and William £5 each, and the residue of his estate, goods, etc. to Samuel his son, the house which he bought of Francis Collins to be enjoyed by Anne his wife for her life.
Witnesses: Amos Green, Francis Banbury, Valentine Osborne.
Proved by Anne Arnold, at Stratford.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/90  14 May 1730

Contents:
Assignment by Francis Robinson of Stratford-upon-Avon, apothecary, to Rachel Fowler of Wimbston, alias Wilmeston, widow, of a lease from the Corporation of Stratford to Richard Taylor, 'cutler', dated 21 December 1723, of a messuage, etc. in 'Chappell Street' for 41 years at a yearly rent of 5 shillings and a couple of capons, which lease, with licence of the Corporation, was assigned by John Gamble of Coventry, pewterer, and Ann his wife, and Samuel Grosvenor of Coventry, weaver, and Mary his wife (the said Ann and Mary being executors of Richard Taylor) to Francis Robinson for £25 on 16 September 1728; the new assignment to Rachel Fowler being by way of mortgage to secure the payment of £20 with 10 shillings on 14 November ensuing.
Witnesses: Richard Camend, Thomas Townsend.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/91  17 June 1732

Contents:
Bond from John Halford, senior, and John Halford, junior, of Stratford-upon-Avon, ironmongers, to Richard Hitchcocks of Stratford, chandler, in £300 to pay £150 as the portion of Mary Halford, spinster, daughter of John Halford, senior, on her marriage to the said Richard Hitchcocks.
Witnesses: Richard Turbitt, Henry Halford.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/92  22 August 1733

Contents:
Lease from the Mayor, Aldermen etc. of Stratford-upon-Avon, to John Huckell of Stratford, chandler, of a messuage and barn in Stratford in Rother Street, otherwise the Rother Market, late in the tenure of Samuel Cooper, for 41 years at a yearly rent of 19 shillings and a couple of capons, with a fine of £15; the said John Huckell surrendering a lease granted to William Cotterell of Alscot in Preston-upon-Stower, 12 November 1695, for 41 years.
Witnesses: Christopher Smith, Jonathan Minett.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/93  28 January 1735/6

Contents:
Probate of the will of Richard Newcomb of Stratford-upon-Avon, carrier, dated 20 June 1735, bequeathing to his son, Thomas Newcomb, and daughter Mary Day, widow, one guinea each (they being already provided for); to Elizabeth Newcomb his daughter £100 and a messuage in Stratford in Chappell Street, for the residue of a term under the Corporation of Stratford; to Bridget Newcomb his daughter £100, and five closes in Bridgetown or Ryen Clifford and two closes called Monks Closes etc. in Clifford Chambers, for the residue of two terms from Martha Clopton and Abel Makepeace (as below no. 219), charged with an annuity of £20 to Martha Newcomb his wife; to the said Martha, his wife, £10 and such of his household goods as she should require; to Alice Veal, wife of John Veal, weaver, £5; to the said John Veal his wearing apparel, with exceptions; to Thomas Freeman, son of John Freeman, his servant, £5: the residue equally amongst his three daughters Elizabeth, Bridget and Susannah. The same to be executrixes with Thomas Huckell of Stratford, grocer, to assist them and to have £10 for his trouble.
Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/94  1 February 1736/7


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Contents:
Lease from Joseph Woolmer, Philip Hatton and William Elderton to Sarah Elderton of the messuage in Stratford in Henley Street called the 'White Lyon' for 41 years at a yearly rent of £13.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/95  1 April 1737

Contents:
Lease for a year from John Middleton of Stratford-upon-Avon shoemaker, and Agnes his wife, to Thomas Newcomb of Stratford, carrier, of the fourth part of a messuage, malt-house etc. in Stratford in the High Street, in the tenure of Mary Wood.
Witnesses: William Weelford, Henry Halford.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/96  2 April 1737

Contents:
Release by the same to the same, for £30, of the fourth part of the messuage etc. as above, with covenant to levy a fine, etc.
Witnesses as above.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/97  20 September 1740

Contents:
Assignment by Joseph Woolmer of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., by the appointment of Henry Churchill of Clifften in Deddington co. Oxon., and late of Stratford, gent., to Edward Ainge of Stratford, butcher, by the appointment of Leonard Sherington of Windsor, co. Berks, gent. (the last-named paying £130) of the mortgage for 900 years of a toft, messuage, etc. in Stratford, as above, no. 85, to hold the same to the said Edward Ainge in trust for the said Leonard Sherington to the intent that the residue of the term shall attend the freehold and inheritance, etc.
Witnesses: William Posgate, John Jordan, Hugh Mee.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/98  30 September 1740

Contents:
Letters of Administration of the goods, etc. of Henry Halford late of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., bachelor, deceased intestate, granted in the Consistory Court of Worcester to Richard Hitchcocks his principal creditor.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/99  ---- 1742

Contents:
Draft lease for a year and Release by Randolph Greenway of Thavies Inn, London, gent., to [Dionysius] Bradley of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., of a newly built brick messuage etc. in Old Stratford in the parish of Stratford-upon-Avon, lately in the tenure of Abel Makepeace, esq.
Drafts in a letter from R. Greenway to Thomas Bott, apothecary, of Stratford, dated 8 July 1742.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/100  16 June 1746


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Contents:
Assignment by Deed Poll by Samuel Welchman and Sarah his wife, late Sarah Elderton, to John Payton of the lease of the 'White Lyon', as above, no. 94.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/101  13 October 1746

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Bill of sale by Henry Harwood of Stratford-upon-Avon, victualler, to John Yates of the same, victualler, on all his household goods, chattels, etc. to secure the payment of £8. 2s. 6d.
Witnesses: John Oakly, Salisbury Goode.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/102, 103  Michaelmas Term 1746


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Fine by Thomas Horn and Susannah his wife to John Payton of a messuage, barn, three stables, a garden and two acres of land in the parish of Old Stratford.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/104  1 July 1748

Contents:
Mortgage of Samuel Price of Stratford-upon-Avon, distiller, to Michael Evetts of the same, yeoman, of a messuage in Stratford in Swine Street, late in the possession of Thomas Newcombe, Mrs. Delagar and Samuel Welchman and now in the possession of the mortgagor, having a warehouse of Richard Allen, grocer, on one side and a tenement late Thomas Newcombe's, called the Green Dragon, on the other, together with barns, stables, etc. thereto belonging for 500 years to secure the payment of £100 with interest on 1 January ensuing.
Witnesses: Dionysius Bradley, Thomas Swan.
Endorsed with an acquittance from Michael Evetts to Dionysius Bradley for £107.5s. 0d principal and interest, with covenant to assign the mortgage to him or at his direction, 15 December 1749.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/105  8 June 1749


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Contents:
Commission to Dionysius Bradley of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., to take and receive oaths in counties Warwick, Worcester, Gloucester, Oxford and Bucks. and in the cities of Worcester, Gloucester and Oxford, relating to any process in the Court of King's Bench.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/106  28 June 1753


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Covenants by William Elderton of Stoke Damarell, Devon, mariner and Ann his wife and John Payton and Mary his wife, for barring estates tail, dower, etc. of the said Ann and Mary, to levy a fine to Gabriel Jones of Stratford, gent., of the messuage in Stratford called the 'White Lyon'... 'formerly two dwellings called or known by the severall names of the White Lyon and Swan'.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/107  13 September 1753


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Articles of agreement between John Payton and James Collins whereby the latter contracts to 'finish all the building that is already begun at the house of the said John Payton known by the name of the White Lyon'.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/108  16 November 1753


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Mortgage by John Payton and Mary his wife, to Dionysius Bradley of the messuage in Stratford called the 'White Lyon which said messuage or tenement was formerly two messuages called or known by the severall names of the White Lyon and Swan Inn'.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/109, 110  Hilary Term 1754


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Fine by William Elderton and Ann his wife and John Payton and Mary his wife, to Gabriel Jones of two messuages, one barn, four stables, one garden and two acres of land in the parish of Old Stratford.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/111  4 November 1755

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Probate of the will of Ann Hitchcocks of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow, dated 14 January 1755, bequeathing to William Hitchcocks and Thomas Hitchcocks, her sons, one shilling each, to Elizabeth wife of John Harris, all her wearing apparel with 5 shillings in lieu of a chest of drawers, to William, son of Thomas Hitchcocks, a trunk with three pair of sheets, etc. to her grandchildren John son of Richard Hitchcocks a silver cup and William, son of Richard Hitchcocks, a gold ring, to William son of Thomas Hitchcocks a gold ring and three pewter dishes and to her son Richard Hitchcocks £5; the residue of her estate to the same Richard in trust to pay the interest to her son Thomas for life, with remainder to her grandson, William Hitchcocks.
Dated 14 January 1755.
Witnesses: John Court, John Halford.
Probate granted in the Peculiar of Stratford-upon-Avon to Richard Hitchcocks.
Seal of the Peculiar.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/112, 113  18 and 19 August 1755

Contents:
Lease for a year and release by John Payton and Mary his wife to Dionysius Bradley of the messuage and lands as above, no. 108, together with a messuage, malthouse and gardens in the Rother Market, Stratford, lately purchased by the said John Payton of Master Joseph Hunt, deceased; to hold the same in mortgage for securing the payment to the said Dionysius Bradley of £100, with interest at 4 per cent, and for saving him harmless from payments due on two bonds entered into by him jointly with and for the proper debt of the said John Payton, viz. to Daniel Blackford of Hitcoat, co. Glouc., yeoman, in £360 for the payment of £180 with interest, dated 5 April and to Stephen Burman of Shottery, gent., in £200 for the payment of £100 with interest dated 19 May.
Witnesses: John Court, Ann Austin.
With acquittance endorsed from John Payton to Dionysius Bradley for £100, dated 19 August 1753 and memorandum by Dionysius Bradley that principal and interest were paid, 20 August 1760.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/114  2 June 1756


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Conveyance by Shirley Woolmer of Wapping New Crane, London, fishmonger and Elizabeth his wife to William Roberts and Henry Roberts of Stratford-upon-Avon, bakers, for £140, of messuages in Stratford, in Chapel Street, having a messuage in possession of William Halford on the north and the Falcon Inn on the south; and having been lately in the several possessions of Richard Cooper, Robert Horsman, Thomas Tims and widow Dadley, now being in the several possessions of Francis Hart and widow Dadley, together with a close of three quarters of an acre on the west side of the same; which said messuages, etc. were devised to the said Shirley Woolmer by the will of Joseph Woolmer, dated 1 June 1745, charged with the yearly payment of 40 shillings on 1 January to be distributed in bread to the poor and of 20 shillings to the Vicar and his Assistant for a sermon on 1 January upon Circumcision to be preached alternately by the Vicar and his Assistant in the Chapel within the borough of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Witnesses: Dionysius Bradley, William Watson.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/115  30 September 1756

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Assignment by John Franklin of Nuthurst Chapel in Hampton Arden, yeoman, and Susannah Holder of Little Mount Street, Grosvenor Square, London, to John Payton of Stratford-upon-Avon, innholder, for £10 of a lease from the Mayor, Aldermen, etc. of Stratford-upon-Avon to Hannah Gibbs, widow, dated 2 December 1742, of two messuages in Henley Street, Stratford, then in the tenures of Ruth Anderton, John Burman and Mary Fincher and having the messuage of Thomas George on the east and the messuage of John Burman on the west, for 41 years, at the yearly rent therein covenanted.
Witnesses: John Court, John Ingram.
With acquittance for £10 endorsed, dated 30 September, witnessed by the same and by John Wale, Elizabeth Wale.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/116, 117  Michaelmas Term 1756

Contents:
Indentures of fine by Joseph Turbitt to John Hathaway of a messuage and acre of land in Stratford-upon-Avon, for £60.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/118  29 July 1757

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Lease for a year from John Mayo alias Fletcher of Stratford-upon-Avon, yeoman, to Edward Kitchen of the same, mill-wright, of a messuage in Stratford in Sheep Street, adjoining the messuage of the said Edward Kitchen in his own possession and late in the tenure of William Ward, weaver.
Witnesses: Dionysius Bradley, Robert Wheler.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/119  18 May 1758

Contents:
Lease from Lionel Cranfield Sackville Duke of Dorset to Thomas Townsend of Toddenham, co. Glouc., gent., and Mary Townsend of Alveston, spinster, executors of their father Thomas Townsend, late of Alveston, gent., of a plot of ground, three cottages etc. adjoining Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon, for 99 years at a yearly rent of 15 shillings, terminable with the lives of John Townsend, son of Thomas Townsend, senior, Thomas Townsend and Mary Townsend; the said lessees surrendering a lease dated 25 August 1746, made to Thomas Townsend, senior, for 99 years, terminable with the lives of Thomas Salmon of London, Thomas Townsend, senior and the said John Townsend, the ground therein described as having the lane from Henley Street into the Rother Market on the south east, the lands of Thomas Southerne on the west or north west, Henley Street on the north and the tenements of William Wright on the south or south west and the three cottages as in the tenures of John Roberts, William Wheeler and Symon Lydiatt, with garden ground in the tenure of Thomas Bott.
Witnesses: Sack. Bale, W. Gardiner.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/120  3 May 1759

Contents:
Mortgage by John Tissell of Stratford-upon-Avon, saddler, to John Hunt of Alveston, yeoman, of a lease for 41 years, dated 13 December 1758 from the Mayor, Aldermen, etc. of Stratford-upon-Avon of a messuage in High Street, late in the tenure of Henry Mathews and now in that of the said John Tissell, having the tenement of James Keating, bookseller, on the north and the 'King's Arms' late in the tenure of Elizabeth Toms, widow, on the south, to secure the repayment on 3 November following of £100 with interest at 4 per cent.
Witnesses: Dionysius Bradley, Robert Wheler.
With memorandum endorsed, 25 March 1760 of the receipt by John Hunt of the principal, £100, from Dionysius Bradley and covenant to assign to the latter the premises at his request.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/121  1760/1

Contents:
Lease from John Smith of ----- to Richard Stevens of Stratford-upon-Avon, glazier, of a messuage, malthouse, etc. in Stratford-upon-Avon, in the High Street, in the tenure of the said Richard Stevens for 7 years at a yearly rent of £11.
Dated.... 1 George III.
Not executed.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/122  15 January 1783/4

Contents:
Conveyance by Samuel Brookes of Wednesbury, co. Staff., baker, to John Brookes of Bilsley, 'batchelor' for £18 'for the use of the breeding up of Samuel Brookes and Thomas Brookes, sons of the said Samuel Brookes, to a trade', of two tenements, etc. in Stratford-upon-Avon, in the tenure of Joseph Page and John Russel, 'held for life by the said Samuel Brookes with reversion to his two sons; to hold the same for 13 years, upon paying half the rents to Samuel Brookes, junior, from 24 March 1795, to the end of the term, if Samuel Brookes, senior, be deceased and otherwise to hold a clear freehold estate for the life of the said Samuel Brookes, senior.
Dated 15 January 24 George III.
Witnesses: Joseph Hide, Leonard Court.

Stratford-upon-Avon  ER 3/123  4 December 1784

Contents:
Articles of agreement between John Payton of Stratford-upon-Avon, wine merchant, on the one part and William Barke of Weston on the Green, co. Oxon., gent., James Clarke of Oxford, mercer, and Charles Cross of Woodstock, co. Oxon., innholder, on the other part, for the lease by the said John Payton to William Barke of the White Lion Inn, with offices, stables, etc. in Stratford, for 7 years, at a yearly rent of £60, with conditions for renewal, and excepting to the said John Payton the long vaults, new coach-house, etc.; also for a lease to the same for 7 years from Lady Day, 1785, of the shop ground in Old Stratford at the rent as valued by the Inclosure Commissioners and of Keene Meadow in the same place at a rent of £18; and for the sale to the same of stock, furniture, etc. except such as pertain to 'the Coach and Hearse Business' etc. With other conditions, etc. and mutual bonds in £500 to observe covenants, the said James Clarke and Charles Cross being sureties for William Barke.
Witnesses: Charles H. Hunt, Henry Baker.

Old Stratford, Shottery, etc  ER 3/124-140  [n.d.]

Old Stratford, Shottery etc  ER 3/124  16 May 1620

Contents:
Indenture whereby Thomas Townesend, son and heir of Thomas Townesend, late of Alveston, alias Allston, yeoman, covenants with Sir Lionel Cranfield, Knt., P.C., Master of the Court of Wards and Liveries and Sir Benjamin Rudyerd, Knt., Surveyor of the same Court, to render a true extent of the lands, etc. which descended to him from his said father, who died 24 October 1619, he Thomas Townesend the son, being of the age of 29 years and upwards.
Dated 16 May [1620], mutilated.
With schedule attached, giving particulars of lands, etc. in Alveston, Tiddington and Bishop Hampton, formerly belonging to Edward Lane, Ludovic Grevill and John Savage, the whole being of the yearly value of £4.3s 4d.

Old Stratford, Shottery etc  ER 3/125  [?1639]

Contents:
A terrier of arable lands, meadows, common etc. pertaining to two yard-lands and a quarter in the fields meadows and commonable places of Bishopton, Old Stratford, Shotterie, Welcome, and Hampton, bequeathed to William Hicks (lately deceased) and Anne his wife by the will of Henry Smith, gent., dated 4 February 1638/9 as divided by William Horne and Robert Howes of Bishopton, yeoman, chosen on behalf of the said Anne Hicks on the one part and of Thomas Dighton, gent., on the other part, in accordance with the said will.
Undated.
The names of the owners of lands bordering the several plots are:
William Ainge, Thomas Dighton, widow Greene, Symon Cale, Thomas Greene senior, Thomas Hitchcox, William Home, Henry Cale, Jackson Merrell, Thomas Combe, (late) William Combe, Richard Hunt, William Lyndon, John Trappe, John Brookes, Richard Smart.

Old Stratford, Shottery etc  ER 3/126-7  25 November 1654

Contents:
Grant from Francis Hickes of Shipston-upon-Stower, gent., and Anne Hickes of the same, widow and executrix of William Hickes, late of Shipston, gent., to Thomas Dighton of Charlecott, gent., and Francis Banbury of Shipston, yeoman, of 'two yard land and one quarterne of land arrable' etc., in Bishopton, 'the meadoweing and grasse' thereto belonging in Shotterie, Welcome and Hampton, heretofore the land of one Rogers and purchased by Henry Smith, late of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., father of the said Anne Hickes, of Mr. Nicholas and John Lane and also a barn of five bays in Bishopton next to William Hornes, all the said premises being in the tenure of Robert Howes; to hold the same in trust to the use of the said Anne Hickes for life and then to the use of Henry Hickes, her second son and brother of the said Francis, for life, with remainder to the heirs of his body and in default to the said Francis Hickes, his heirs and assigns.
Witnesses: Christopher Smithe, Francis Waring, John Marshel(?) With note of seisin, 17 September, witnessed by Charles Bentley, Richard Smithe, Robert Howes, Simon Cale.
With counterpart.

Old Stratford, Shottery etc  ER 3/128  17 October 1656

Contents:
Covenant by Anne Hickes of Shipston-upon-Stour, widow, and Henry Hickes of the same, gent., her son (for the barring of an entail upon the said Henry) to suffer a recovery to John Crispe of Chipping Norton, co. Oxon., gent., and Edmund Mason of Halford, gent., of 2¼ yard land, with closes, a barn, etc., in Bishopton and meadowing etc. in Shottery, Welcombe, and Hampton, heretofore the land of one Rogers and purchased of Mr. Nicholas and John Lane by Henry Smith, late of Stratford upon-Avon, gent., father of the said Anne, and now being in the tenure of Robert Howes; the same to enure to the use of Anne Hickes for life, with remainder to Henry Hickes, his heirs and assigns.
Witnesses: Edward Harrison, John Edlin, Thomas Baslett(?)

Old Stratford, Shottery etc  ER 3/129  17 August 1669

Contents:
Agreement of Sir Edward Walker, Knt., Garter King of Arms, with Sir John Clopton of Clopton, Knt., and Henry Smith of Old Stratford, gent., that, whereas by indentures of 16th instant he purchased of Nathaniel Cookes, gent., and others a meadow called Clopton meadow in the fields of Ingon and Old Stratford, heretofore in the tenures of Thomas Horn, John Rutter and Widow Rumney and now in the tenures of Thomas Horn, Edward Wagstaffe, esq., and Joseph Phillips, together with parcels of meadow called Edkins Leasowe in the lordship of Clopton, in the tenures of John George, Clement George and John Carelesse, the said Clopton meadow shall be to the use of him, Sir Edward Walker and Dame Agnes his wife for the life of the survivor, with remainder for life to Dame Barbara Clopton his daughter, with remainder in fee to Edward Clopton esq., his grandson, and the said Edkins Leasowe shall be to the use of Sir John Clopton in fee; with covenants for fines to enure to the same uses.
Dated 17 August 21 Charles II.
Signed 'Edward Walker, Garter', with fragment of seal.
Witnesses: Edward Wagstaffe, Edward Harrison, William Challoner, John Woolmer junior, Francis Oldfeild, William Stephens.

Old Stratford, Shottery etc  ER 3/130  21 July 1687

Contents:
Mortgage by John Kitchen of Shottery, 'plowright' to John Higgins of Alveston, yeoman, of two tenements with a close of half an acre in Shottery, heretofore in the tenure of Thomas Greene and now of the said John Kitchen, for 99 years, at a peppercorn rent to secure the payment of £30 with interest.
Witnesses: William Challoner, William Purefoy, Thomas Challoner.

Old Stratford, Shottery etc  ER 3/131  3 April 1688

Contents:
Lease from the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Stratford-upon-Avon to Thomas Bloxham of Aston-sub-Edge, co. Glouc., gent., of a messuage, backside or close and 'two yardland' of arable meadow in Shottery, in the tenure of John Barber for 50 years for a yearly rent of 20 shillings and a couple of capons and a fine of £200.
Witnesses: Thomas Ainge, Thomas Woolmer.

Old Stratford, Shottery etc  ER 3/132  27 April 1700

Contents:
Articles of agreement between John Bury, senior, of Shottery, tanner, Mary his wife and John Bury, junior, his son and heir, on the first part, Martha Collins of Stratford-upon-Avon, spinster, of the second part and Thomas Peart of Milcott, gent., and Joseph Woolmer of Stratford, gent., on the third part, whereby in consideration of a marriage between John Bury, junior and Martha Collins and £300 her marriage portion, John Bury, senior, and John Bury, junior, covenant to convey to Thomas Peart and Joseph Woolmer a messuage, close, etc. in Shottery in the occupation of John Bury, senior, in trust to the use of John Bury, junior, for life and at his death to the use of Martha Collins for life, with remainder to the heirs of their bodies and in default to his right heirs; with covenant also that £200 of the £300 marriage portion shall remain with the said trustees for four years, the interest to be paid to John Bury, junior, and that he shall then add £100 to the same, the whole to be invested in land for settlement as above.
Witnesses: Richard Gibbs, Thomas Woolmer, John Walker, Nathaniel Mason, John Woolmer.

Old Stratford, Shottery etc  ER 3/133-4  1-2 January 1700/1

Contents:
Lease and release from John Bury, senior, of Stratford-upon-Avon, tanner, and Mary his wife and John Bury, junior, of Shottery, tanner, and Martha his wife to Thomas Peart of Milcott, gent., and Joseph Woolmer of Stratford, ironmonger, of a messuage, close, etc. in Shottery in the parish of Old Stratford in the occupation of the said John Bury, senior, and John Bury, junior.
Witnesses: Thomas Woolmer, Thomas Taylor, John Woolmer.

Old Stratford, Shottery etc  ER 3/135  Easter Term 1716

Contents:
Fine by Elizabeth Paston, widow, Samuel Paston and Robert Fawden, gent., and Mary his wife to Elizabeth Paston, spinster, Mary Paston and Rebecca Hiccox of three cottages, 30 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture, 10 acres of heath and common of pasture in Old Stratford, Westcombe [sic., Welcombe] Bishopton and Stratford-upon-Avon, for £100.
Westminster, Easter term, 2 George I.

Old Stratford, Shottery etc  ER 3/136  6 October 1731

Contents:
Lease from the Mayor, Aldermen etc. of Stratford-upon-Avon to John Bloxam of Severn Stoke, co. Worc., gent., son and executor of Thomas Bloxam late of Aston-sub-Edge, gent., of a messuage and two good yard land in Shottery in the parish of Old Stratford, late in the tenure of George Lowe, for 41 years, for a fine of £150 and a yearly rent of 20 shillings and a couple of capons to the Mayor on 1 January; a former lease to the said Thomas Bloxam being previously surrendered.
Witnesses: Christopher Smith, Thomas Woolmer.
With acquittance for £150 endorsed, signed by Henry Turbett, 'Camberlaine'.

Old Stratford, Shottery etc  ER 3/137  7 October 1731

Contents:
Mortgage by John Bloxam of Seavern Stoke, co. Worc., gent., to Joseph Woolmer of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., of a lease from the Mayor, Aldermen, etc. of Stratford dated 6 October instant, of a messuage, etc. and two yard lands in Shottery in the parish of Old Stratford in the tenure of George Lowe, for 41 years, at a yearly rent of 20 shillings, such mortgage being to secure the repayment of £250, with £6 5s 0d interest on 8 April following.
Witnesses: Anthony Bloxam, Henry Turbitt, Thomas Woolmer.

Old Stratford, Shottery etc  ER 3/138  3 January 1731/2

Contents:
Mortgage by Thomas Bott of Stratford-upon-Avon, apothecary, to Joseph Woolmer of the same, gent., of the lease from the Mayor, Aldermen, etc. of Stratford to John Bloxam as above, no. 136, which had been assigned by the said John Bloxam and Anthony Bloxam, gent., his brother to Thomas Bott on 1 January instant; such mortgage being to secure the repayment of £320, with interest, on 3 July following.
Witnesses: William Rutter, Thomas Woolmer.
With acquittance by Joseph Woolmer endorsed for £70 part of the principal, 17 February 1731/2.

Old Stratford, Shottery etc  ER 3/139  24 February 1740/1

Contents:
Lease from the Mayor, Aldermen etc. of Stratford-upon-Avon to Edward Clopton of Clopton esq., of all their 'privy tythe of wool, lamb, cows, calves, flax and all other small tythes' issuing from his lands etc. in Clopton and Bridgetown in the parish of Old Stratford (except the privy tythes from his lands in the common fields of Stratford, Welcombe and Bishopton, Clopton Meadow, alias Avon meadow and the Hams) for 21 years at a yearly rent of £10 and a couple of fowls or 1s. 6d. in lieu thereof.
Witnesses: William Yates, Henry Rance.

Old Stratford, Shottery etc  ER 3/140  7 April 1753

Contents:
Assignment by Elizabeth Dean, widow and executrix of the Rev. Edward Dean of Stratford-upon-Avon, clerk, to Henry Turbitt of Stratford, mercer, for £200 of a mortgage by John Hathaway late of Luddington and now of Radway, yeoman, to the said Rev. Edward Dean, 4 June 1749, of half a yard land in Shottery for 1000 years to secure the payment of £200 with interest at 4 per cent.
Witness: John Greenway.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/141-233  [n.d.]

Miscellaneous  ER 3/141  3 May 1609

Contents:
Letters Patent of James I granting to Sir Edward Darcye, Knt., in free socage (on his surrender of a former Patent, dated 27 January 28 Elizabeth [1586], made to him under the name of Edward Darcye, esq., Groom of the Chamber) the manors of Saltley, Buddeston (sic., Dudston) Water Orton, Pedmore alias Pedgmore, Berwood, Curdworth, Parkhall, Bordesley and Heybarnes, co. Warw., and Pedmore and Inkberrow, co. Worc., with three messuages in Castle Bromwich, co. Warw., etc. being parcel of the possessions of the late Edward Arden esq., and Mary his wife and forfeited to the Crown by their attainder for high treason, and claim to which was pretended by Robert Ardern and Elizabeth his wife for themselves and the heirs male of their bodies; also granting to the same Sir Edward Darcye, Knt., and Sir Robert Darcye, Knt., his son and heir and Dame Grace wife of the said Sir Robert, the manor of Ashtead, co. Surr., and meadows in Reigate, co. Surrey, to hold to Sir Edward Darcye for life with remainder to Sir Robert Darcye and Grace Darcye and the heirs and assigns of Sir Robert Darcye, by military service for the fortieth part of a knight's fee, paying £5 yearly.
Dated Westminster 3 May 7 James I.
Copy of the original 'in the custody of the Lady Rockesby', 30 April 1702.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/142  27 July 1612

Contents:
Copy will of John Cooper of Wellford, co. Glouc., dated 16 June 10 James I [1612] bequeathing to Ursula Howltone, his daughter, a house late in the tenure of Ann Woodward and two closes called Wicklett, with a lease from Bartholomew Nicholas to the use of her children; to Elizabeth Harris, his daughter, a house in the tenure of Frances Hield, a quarter of land in the tenure of John Oakes with two closes and half an acre of meadow; to Joan Cooper, his daughter, 40 shillings; to the daughter of Elizabeth Harris one 'hayfer'; to Joan Harris, his servant, a ewe, lamb and 20 shillings; to the parish church of Wellford 1 shilling and to the poor 3s. 4d; to Robert Cooper, his brother, of Marston Sicca, and Richard Cooper his brother of Offenham, his dwelling house, close and quarter of land for 10 years at 1 shilling rent, with reversion to Joan his daughter, if she marry with their consent, otherwise to his two daughters, Ursula Howlton and Elizabeth Harris; to Richard Cooper, son of Robert Cooper, and Thomas Cooper, son of Richard Cooper (the same being his executors) the residue of his goods, etc., in trust for Joan Cooper and her husband, if she marry with the consent of the said Robert and Richard, otherwise to the use of her children, or in default to the children of his other two daughters.
Witnesses: William Wells, William Frankland.
Copy, examined 1 February 1704/5 by William Challoner and Richard Wall.
With copy of probate attached, granted at Gloucester to Richard Cooper.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/143  30 October 1617

Contents:
Deed of sale by William Midlemore of Hawkestowe in the parish of King's Norton, co. Worc., esq., John Midlemore, his son and heir, and Bridgett wife of the said John, to William Bell of Alvechurch, co. Worc., yeoman, for £266. 13s. 4d of a messuage etc. called Blakedons at Wredenhall in King's Norton in the tenure of John Newey, with a meadow and moor, two closes called Woodcroftes, a close called Longlandes, a leasowe called Crabtree leasowe, and a leasowe called Lydiate field, in the tenure of, or adjoining, land of Edward Newey, William Justice, Richard Broomefield, William Becke, William Wilkes, and Hugh Moore.
Dated 30 October 15 James I.
Witnesses: Richard Braybroke, Thomas More, William Moore, William Horton, Henry Dugard.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/144  Hilary Term 1618

Contents:
Fine by William Middlemore, esq., and John Middlemore, gent., and Brigitta his wife to William Bell of a messuage, garden, orchard, 20 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow, 8 acres of pasture and 2 acres of heath in Wrednall alias Wredenhall and Kings Norton, co. Worc., as above, no. 143.
Westminster, Hilary term, 15 James I.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/145  20 December 1626

Contents:
Feoffment from Francis Moores of Oxhill, co. Warw., yeoman, Daniel Smarte of Oxhill, clerk, John Blackford of Oxhill, yeoman and John Moores of Old Stratford, innholder, to Matthew Clarke of Oxhill, gent., for £120, of a yard land of arable, meadow and pasture in the fields of Oxhill, charged with the rents etc. due to the chief lord of the fee, with an annuity of 20s. 8d. to the heirs and assigns of Matthew Wallweyne, gent., and with an annuity of £3 6s.8d to Elizabeth Smarte, wife of the said Daniel Smarte, for life in lieu of dower.
Witnesses: John Brent, Anthony Bishop, Edward Eden, John Clare.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/146  21 December 1626

Contents:
Declaration of uses on a recovery in Trinity term 1626 by John Brent of Over Pillarton, gent., and Anthony Bishopp of Oxhill, gent., against Daniel Smarte of Oxhill, clerk, John Blackeford of Oxhill, yeoman, and John Moores of Old Stratford, innholder, of a messuage, garden, 26 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, 5 acres of pasture, and common of pasture in the town and fields of Oxhulfe alias Oxhill, viz. that the said recovery, as regards the yard land of arable, meadow and pasture in the fields of Oxhill, be to the use of Matthew Clarke of Oxhill, gent., for £120 paid by him to Francis Moores of Oxhill, yeoman, and, as regards the messuage and closes in the town of Oxhill, to the use of the said Francis Moores.
Dated 21 December 2 Charles I.
Witnesses: William Brent, John Mores.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/147  28 April 1631

Contents:
Copy demise by William Roberts of Welford, co. Glouc., yeoman, to William Millington of Mickleton, co. Glouc., gent., John Rutter of the same, yeoman, and Anthony Milward of Welford, yeoman, of a messuage, rooms, closes, 2½ yard lands etc. in Welford (in the several tenures of the said William Roberts, Edward Roberts, his brother, and Elizabeth Hewes, widow) for 99 years; by way of settlement on the marriage of Thomas Roberts son and heir of William Roberts, and Elizabeth Rutter, sister of John Rutter, and to the use of the same for their lives, with remainder to the heirs of their bodies, and in default to the heirs of the body of Thomas Roberts, and in default to his right heirs.
Signed by William Millington and Anthony Millard.
Witnesses: William Bridges, John Johnson, John Glover, Robert Bridges.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/148  24 August 1636

Contents:
Settlement whereby John Blackford of Oxhill, yeoman, in consideration of a marriage already had between Anthony Blackford his son and heir and Alice daughter of John Reynolds of Lighthorne, grants to Daniel Smart of Oxhill, clerk and Edward Eddon of Oxhill, yeoman, a messuage, with close and barn, two closes, called Thornie Close and Nether Close, and three yard lands in Oxhill in the tenure of himself or Anthony Blackford, and also a messuage, close and 1½ yard lands in Oxhill in the tenure of Richard Blackford his brother, all which premises were the inheritance of John Blackford his father; in trust, as regards the messuage and close first-named, Thornie Close and two yard lands, to the use of Anthony Blackford for life and at his death one moiety to the use of Alice his wife for life with remainder to his heirs male, the other moiety to his heirs male, with remainder of both moieties, in default, to the right heirs of John Blackford and, as regards Nether Close and the third yard land and the messuage, close and 1½ yard lands in the tenure of Richard Blackford, to the use of John Blackford and his heirs and assigns.
Dated 24 August 12 Charles II.
Witnesses: Robert Davies, Walter Sommerton, Matthew Townsende.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/149  22 December 1642

Contents:
Lease from Mary Hall, widow of William Hall, and heretofore wife of Henry Bradley of Wordsley, co. Staffs., yeoman, to William Winshurste of Wordsley, yeoman, of a moiety of all the copyhold messuages, lands, etc. late of Nicholas Bradley, deceased, father of the said Henry, in the parish of Kings Swynford, co. Staffs., for 60 years, if she so long live, at a yearly rent of £25.
Witnesses: Nicholas Compson, John Nurthall, John Walker, Thomas Bradley.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/150  3 October 1651

Contents:
Lease from Charles Fox, citizen and leather seller of London, son and heir of Michael Fox, the elder, late of Chacombe, co. Northants., esq., to John Fox of Chacombe, gent., and Joan, his wife, of a messuage, close of 3 acres, etc. in Chacombe, now or late in the tenure of Richard Fox, the elder, father of the said John Fox, to hold for the life of the longer liver, at a yearly rent of 10 shillings, the said John surrendering a lease from Michael Fox, dated 3 December 1646.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/151  17 May 1647

Contents:
Release by Francis Feilde, alias Paynter, of Blackwell in Tardebigg, co. Warw., yeoman, son and heir of Humfrey Feilde alias Paynter and Elizabeth his wife, deceased to Henry Sheward of Stoney Lane in Tardebigg, yeoman, of a messuage etc. in the tenure of Robert Bromfeild in Kinges Norton, co. Worc., a close of 3 acres called Woodcroft and a close of 6 acres called Dunnes Moore, adjoining lands of William Myddlemore, gent., William Justice, Christopher Bell, Thomas Becke and Robert Gower, all being in Kinges Norton in a place called Wrednall yelde, and charged with a rent of 2 s. 8d. to the chief lord of the fee; the said Henry at the request of the said Francis having joined him in conveying a close called Lowe Feild to Christopher Bell, and a leasowe called Whitstones to William Newey, which they held together with the messuage, etc. as above in co-parceny.
Witnesses: Robert Gower, Francis Westwood, John Sheward, Richard Bromfeild, William Newey, Christopher Bell, John Tyrer.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/152  3 May 1651

Contents:
Assignment by Richard Eyres of Samborne, yeoman, to Edward Miller, junior, of Welford, co. Glouc., yeoman, for £40 of 'the Close on the Greene', ¼ yard land of arable and ½ yard land of meadow in Welford, mortgaged for 500 years to the said Richard with other lands, etc. for £200 by Edward Caning of Stratford-upon-Avon, dyer, and Alice, his wife, 31 July 1647.
Witnesses: Thomas Combe, William Smith, John Rutter, William Spiers, Thomas Powle, Thomas Baldwyne, Thomas Holton.
Copy in paper, examined, 1 February 1704/5 by William Challoner, Richard Wall.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/153, 154  Easter term 1654

Contents:
Indentures of fine by Richard Porter esq., and Grissill his wife to Edward Cannynge of ten acres of pasture in Upper Eatington.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/155  10 July 1655

Contents:
Settlement on the marriage of William Smyth of Upton in Hasler, yeoman, and Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John Hemynge of Upton, yeoman, whereby the said William Smyth and Mary Smyth of Norton, co. Worc., his mother, covenant to levy a fine to Thomas Walford of Binton, gent., and George Hemynge of Preston-upon-Stour, yeoman, of a messuage, garden, orchard, two acres of land and one acre of pasture in Norton, co. Worc., to the use of Mary Smyth for life, then to the use of William Smyth for life and then to the use of Elizabeth his wife for life, with remainder to the heirs of their bodies and in default to the right heirs of William Smyth.
Witnesses: Edmund Rawlins, Joseph Knight, Richard Walford, W. Rawlins, George Nason.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/156  17 July 1656

Contents:
Deed of sale by Walter Bromley of Welford, co. Glouc., and Margery his wife, Edward Roberts of the same, carpenter, and Ursula his wife, Joan Roberts of Luddington, widow, Edward Roberts of Stratford-upon-Avon, husbandman, Giles Roberts of Shottery, husbandman, and Robert Roberts alias Campden of Welford, blacksmith, to William Milward of Welford, gent., and Henry Hartlett of the same, yeoman, for £37 paid by William Harris of Welford, yeoman, and £93.2s 6d by George Milward of the same, yeoman, of various lands, etc. in Welford, to the several uses of the said William Harris and George Milward.
Witnesses: William Welles, Edward Welles, John Bromly, Vallentin Wilkin.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/157  Michaelmas Term 1660

Contents:
Recovery by Francis Oldfeild, gent., against Edmund Mason, gent., of 5 messuages, 10 gardens, 110 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture, 6 acres of wood, 10 acres of heath etc. in Loxley.
Michaelmas term, 12 Charles II.
Exemplification dated 28 November [1660].

Miscellaneous  ER 3/158  1 April 1669

Contents:
Lease from Joshua Newbrough of Stourbridge, co. Worc., gent., to Simon Yarron of Amblecot, co. Staff., miller, of a close called the Millfeild, adjoining the Corn Mills, at Stourbridge in the parish of Old Swinford, co. Worc. (reserving a cottage in the tenure of Richard Wood on the west end, and a house etc. in the tenure of Humfrey Tyrer on the east end) for 20 years, at a yearly rent of £3. 15s. 0d.
Witnesses: Nathaniel Newbrough, James Dalton.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/159  2 November 1669

Contents:
Conveyance by Thomas Hallifax of Dalesford, co. Worc., yeoman, to John Crispe of Chipping Norton, co. Oxon., gent., of three closes in Weston-sub-Edge, co. Glouc., late in the tenure of Robert Hiron, yeoman, and now in the tenure of the said Thomas Hallifax; in trust that a Common Recovery of the same may be prosecuted against him by Matthias Huntley of Chipping Norton, the said Robert Hiron being vouched to warranty, to the only use of Thomas Hallifax and his heirs.
Witnesses: William Crispe, George Atkins, Richard Hallifax, Charles ?Hadin, Elias Hallifax.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/160  24 November 1670

Contents:
Extract from the Court Roll of the manor of Cradley, co. Worc., recording that at a Court Baron of Sir Henry Lyttelton, Bart., Richard Cove, Martha his wife and Mary Lyttle, widow, surrendered a cottage and lands, adjoining lands of Richard Amphlett, Robert Wakeman, Thomas Jeston, etc. to the use of Joshua Newbrough, by way of mortgage to secure the payment of £100 with interest at 6 per cent.
Endorsed with acquittance and release by Joshua Newbrough.
Witnesses: John Hunt, Joshua Bradley, George Little.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/161, 162  Hilary Term 1674/5

Contents:
Indentures of fine by Katherine Plestoe, widow, and Edward Plestoe and Dorothy his wife to Edward Caninge, senior, of a messuage, barn, stable, etc., 40 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, 5 acres of pasture and common of pasture in Halford.
Westminster, Morrow of Feast of Purification of the Virgin, 27 Charles II.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/163, 164  Michaelmas Term 1676

Contents:
Indentures of fine by Thomas Collins to John Maunsell and Thomas Timbrell of two messuages, three cottages, 40 acres of land, four acres of meadow, six acres of pasture and common of pasture in Preston-upon-Stower.
Westminster, Michaelmas Term, 28 Charles II.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/165  11 January 1676/7

Contents:
Indenture between Thomas Collins of Preston-upon-Stower, co. Glouc., yeoman, on the one part and John Maunsell and Thomas Timbrell of the same, yeoman, on the other part, declaring the intent of the fine of two messuages, three cottages, and 1½ yard land in Preston, as above, nos. 163, 164, to be that the same shall enure to the use of the said Thomas Collins, his heirs and assigns.
Witnesses: Thomas Rawlins, Edmund Rawlins, Jeremy Mount, Thomas Izard.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/166  4 December 1677

Contents:
Lease of possession from Edward Underhill of London, gent., son and heir of Edward Underhill, late of Upthorp in the parish of Alderminster, co. Worc., esq., and Edward Underhill and Hercules Underhill of London, grocers, uncles of the said Edward Underhill the younger, to Edward Caning, the elder, of Upper Eatington, butcher, of two messuages, cottages or tenements, with one yard-land of arable meadow and pasture in Upper Eatington, now or late in the tenure of Thomas Kitchin and Francis Walker.
Witnesses: F. Oldfield, William Gibson, Thomas Walker, Benjamin Lyndeley.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/167  5 December 1677

Contents:
Conveyance by Edward Underhill of London, gent., son and heir of Edward Underhill, late of Upthorpe in Alderminster, co. Worc., esq., deceased, and Edward Underhill and Hercules Underhill of London, grocers, his uncles, to Edward Canninge, senior, of Upper Eatington, butcher, for £145 paid to Edward Underhill first-named, of two messuages, one yard land, etc. in Upper Eatington in the tenure of Thomas Kitchin and Francis Walker.
Witnesses: F. Oldfield, William Gibson, Thomas Walker, Benjamin Lyndeley.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/168  5 December 1677

Contents:
Bond by Edward Underhill of London, gent., to Edward Caning of Upper Eatington, butcher, in £290 to perform covenants in indentures of conveyance as above, no. 167.
Witnesses as above.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/169  18 March 1677/8

Contents:
Acquittance by William Izard of Welford, co. Glouc., clerk, to Sir Edward Seabright of Besford, co. Worc., Knt., and Bart., for £150, the consideration money named in an indenture of the same date between the said William Izard, Anne his wife, John Warren, gent., and Robert Pennocke, gent., on the first part, Marten Capron of Copt Hall, co. Essex, gent., on the second part and the said Sir Edward Seabright on the third part.
Witnesses: John Milward, Thomas Milward, Joseph Fawdon.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/170  1 January 1678/9

Contents:
Demise by William Izod of Welford, co. Glouc., clerk, to Thomas Milward of Besford, co. Worc., gent., son of William Milward late of Welford, gent., and to Anne Milward, spinster, daughter of the same William Milward (John Milward, son and heir of William Milward being also a party) of messuages, lands, etc. in Welford for 99 years, terminable with the life of the said William Izod, upon trust to pay the profits to Anne Izod, wife of the same William Izod and widow of William Milward and mother of John, Thomas and Anne Milward aforesaid, the demise to be void if she pre-decease her husband or if she charge him with any debt of £5 or upwards.
Witnesses: William Hanway, Benjamin Milward, Joseph Fawdon.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/171  5 March 1684/5

Contents:
Probate of will of Thomas Collins of Preston-upon-Stour, co. Glouc., yeoman, dated 17 October 1679 bequeathing to his daughters Elianor, Mary and Martha £200 each to be raised (if not paid before his own death and that of his wife) out of his land at Preston, the said land after such payment and the death of himself and his wife to be divided among his five daughters, the three above named, Elizabeth Smith of Long Marston, co. Glouc., widow, and Margaret wife of William Wright of Stratford.
Witnesses: Giles Edwards, John Walker, George Hands.
Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury to Elizabeth Collins the widow.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/172  17 April 1680

Contents:
Mortgage by William Moores of Souldrop, co. Bedf., yeoman, to Martha Blackeford of Oxhill, widow, of a messuage, orchard, etc. in the occupation of William Russell and Mary Morres in Oxhill for 200 years, to secure the payment of £10 on 18 April 1683, with interest at 12 shillings a year.
Witnesses: Edward Eden, John Blackford, Thomas Ward.
Endorsed with an assignment, 27 April 1686 (discharged of the proviso for redemption) to Edward Eadon of Oxhill, yeoman, to the use of Richard Eadon of Oxhill, yeoman, for £11 paid by the said Richard to Martha Blackford and £9 to William Moores.
Witnesses: Thomas Ward, Isaac Ward, John Blackford, Anthony Eden.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/173  15 March 1680/1

Contents:
Demise by Thomas Milward of Besford Court, co. Worc., gent., to William Milward of London, goldsmith, and Benjamin Milward of Welford, co. Glouc., clerk, of a messuage, five closes, containing together 5 acres, 1 rood, and barns, stables, etc. in Welford, for 500 years, in trust for Anne Izard of Welford, widow, mother of the said Thomas, William and Benjamin by William Milward her former husband, for her life, and at her death to secure the payment by the said Thomas Milward of £80 to the purposes of her will, she having on such condition conveyed the premises to him on the day preceding.
Witnesses: Thomas Jakeman, Anne Milward, Joseph Hawdon.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/174  20 June 1681

Contents:
Indenture whereby Sarah Jeynes of Tewkesbury, co. Glouc., widow, daughter and administratrix of all goods, etc. of John Edwards, late of Ashchurch, co. Glouc., yeoman, not administered by John Edwards, his son, also deceased, assigns to John Goodman of Aston-upon-Carrant in Ashchurch, yeoman, for £120, 14 acres of arable land, one acre of meadow, etc. in Aston and Ashchurch (adjoining lands of Charles Vincent, esq. William Kent, Thomas Jordan, John Surman, William Dowdeswell, etc.) at a yearly rent of 3d; which lands, inter alia, were leased by Richard Wakeman, gent., 14 February 32 Elizabeth [1590] to Thomas Goodman, husbandman, for 1000 years and were assigned by Thomas Goodman, 2 October 11 James I [1613] to John Edwards, the elder, and granted by the last-named by his will dated 20 September 1664 to John Edwards his son, administration of whose estates, on his dying intestate, was granted to the said Sarah Jeynes, 19 February 1675/6.
Witnesses: Edward Bulstrode, Thomas Jeynes, Philip Surman, John Skliser.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/175  Hilary Term 1681/2

Contents:
Recovery by John Tilsley and Henry Sikes against Robert Wilkinson, gent., and Robert Ayleway, gent., of 10 messuages, 14 gardens, 40 acres of land, 10 acres of pasture and common of pasture in Alcester.
Westminster, Hilary term, 33 and 34 Charles II.
Exemplification, dated 13 February 1682.
With seal (in fragments).

Miscellaneous  ER 3/176  31 October 1682

Contents:
Conveyance by Philip Brookes, senior, of Evesham, co. Worc., ironmonger, and Philip Brookes, junior, of the same, ironmonger, his son and heir, to Thomas Harris of South Littleton, co. Worc., yeoman, for £70, of a close of 12 acres lately converted into tillage, commonly called Coleys ground and heretofore in the tenure of Thomas Savage in Offenham, co. Worc.
Witnesses: William Byrd, Thomas Cookes, John Martin.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/177  24 February 1682/3

Contents:
Bond from Richard Cooke of Welsborne Hastings, mason, to William Farr of the same, miller, in £20, for the performance by the said Richard Cooke and Mary his wife of covenants in an indenture of mortgage of the same date.
Witnesses: John Vernon, Samuel Leese, Ellice Vernon, Elizabeth Vinte.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/178, 179  1 April 1684

Contents:
Mortgage by Thomas Milward of Welford, co. Glouc., gent., and (at his request) Benjamin Milward of Stratford-upon-Avon, clerk, to Sarah Smith of Stratford, spinster, of a messuage, two cottages, closes, etc. and a moiety of two yard lands (which were purchased by one John Winter, 20 October 20 Elizabeth [1578] from Ludovic Grevill) in Welford, for 1000 years, to secure the payment of £120, with interest at 5 per cent.
Witnesses: Joseph Hunt, Nathaniel Mason, Elizabeth Hobbins.
With counterpart.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/180  19 May 1684

Contents:
Acquittance from Thomas Miles to Thomas Collins of Preston-upon-Stower, co. Glouc., for 15 shillings 'being for a post fyne John Mansell for licence to compound with Thomas Collins of two messuages, 40 acres of land, fower acres of meadow, and six acres of pasture' in Preston, levied Michaelmas term, 29 Charles II [1677] 'this for use of John Emes, gent.'

Miscellaneous  ER 3/181  16 March 1684/5

Contents:
Deed of sale by Thomas Hamond, gent., and Elizabeth his wife, John Hunt, gent., and Mary his wife, Joshua Bradley, gent., and Hannah his wife (the said Elizabeth, Mary and Hannah being daughters and co-heirs of Joshua Newbrough, late of Stowerbridge, co. Worc., gent.) Thomas Tyrer, esq., and George Southall, clerk, to Thomas Wilkes of Wednesbury, co. Staff, yeoman, for £20 of a cottage etc. in Wednesbury, in his own occupation; with covenants to lead the uses of a fine, etc.
Witnesses: Jane Hamond, George Burnett, Edward Hare, John Blackam, Samuel Garbett, Stephen Harrison.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/182  16 March 1684/5
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Extract from the Court Roll of the manor of Wednesbury, co. Staff., recording that, at a court of John Shelton, esq., held 16 March 1 James II [1685], Joshua Bradley was admitted tenant of half an acre of arable in Monway field, on the surrender of Thomas Hammond and Elizabeth his wife, John Hunt and Mary his wife, and the said Joshua Bradley and Hanna his wife.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/183  7 May 1686

Contents:
Deed of sale by William Moores of Oxhill, husbandman, to Richard Eaden for £50, of a messuage, closes, etc. in Oxhill, in the occupation of Henry Nicholls, the tenement of Andrew Makepeace lying on the east, the tenement of William Summerton on the west, and the homestall of Anthony Blackford on the south.
Witnesses: Edward Davies, Edward Eadon, Thomas Edon, Thomas Ward.
Mutilated.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/184  20 February 1687/8

Contents:
Assignment by Thomas Hamond of Kinlett, co. Salop., gent., John Hunt of Birmingham, gent., and Joshua Bradley of Stowerbridge, co. Worc., gent., executors of Joshua Newbrough late of Stowerbridge, ironmonger, to Ambrose Crowley of Stowerbridge, smith, of a lease from Mary Hickman, late of Stowerbridge, widow to the said Joshua Newbrough, dated 2 February 20 Charles II [1668], of a meadow of four acres in Stowerbridge adjoining the river Stower for 85 years at a yearly rent of £11.
Witnesses: Edward Henzey, John Jeston, Roger Horneblower.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/185  25 February 1687/8

Contents:
Deed of sale by Joshua Bradley of Stowerbridge, co. Worc., gent., and Hannah his wife to Ambrose Crowley of Stowerbridge, smith, for £370 of a forge or ironwork called the Royal Forge, a meadow on the south of the same adjoining the flood gates, a meadow called Hacketts, the upper part of Kings Meadow and two cottages, etc. in the tenure of Job Coley and John Smith, all being in Amblecoate in the parish of Old Swinford, co. Worc.
Witnesses: Edward Henzey, Edward Dyson, Samuel Grove.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/186  5 May 1688

Contents:
Conveyance by Richard Merrill, citizen and cloth worker of London, and Winifred his wife and Adam Merrill, citizen and clothworker of London, to William Wells of Norton, co. Glouc., yeoman, for £38, of a cottage and close called 'Jack Gubbill' in Fullready in the parish of Eatington and 'two lands, selions or rudges arrable with their hades baulkes or meeres' in the common fields of Upper Eatington, all which premises were purchased by Richard Merrill, father of the said Richard, from William Halford junior of Halford.
Witnesses: Richard Halford, Benjamin Strong, John Neale.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/187  23 October 1689

Contents:
Deed of sale by John Barden, senior, late of Atherston-upon-Stower and now of Old Stratford, forgeman, to Richard Dighton of Clifford Chambers, co. Glouc., esq., for £370.15s.0d of a messuage, close, 3 acres of meadow, a half yard land of arable meadow and pasture etc. in Clifford Chambers, being parcel of one yard land purchased by George Browne, late of Clifford Chambers, yeoman, of Henry Rainsford esq. and having been purchased by the vendor of Edward Browne and Hannah his wife and of Thomas Forster of Hampton Lucy, co. Warw., and Anne his wife, daughter of the said Edward Browne.
Witnesses: William Challoner, Joseph Round, William Purefoy, Richard Watts, William Challoner, junior.
Endorsed with acquittance for the purchase money; and with memorandum of seisin, 23 October.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/188  2 November 1689

Contents:
Indenture whereby Anthony Blackford of Oxhill, yeoman, and Hannah Blackford, relict of Anthony Blackford, late of Oxhill confirm absolutely to Anne Hancock, relict of John Hancock, late of Oxhill, a half yard land in Oxhill for the residue of a term of 500 years from 6 May 1673; in consideration of £125, with other sums, due to the said Anne on a mortgage of the premises and other lands, etc. in Oxhill by Anthony Blackford the elder to John Hancock her late husband.
Counterpart: signed.
Witnesses: John Neale, Thomas Eden, Thomas Ward.
With schedule of lands attached.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/189, 190  4 November 1689

Contents:
Deed of sale by Anthony Blackford of Oxhill, yeoman, and Lucy his wife, to Richard Eden of Oxhill, yeoman, for £70, of lands, leyes, ridges, etc. making up 'one quartern or fowerth parte of one yard land... lyeinge and beinge dispersed in the open and common feilds of Oxhill' in the tenure of the said Richard Eden and adjoining lands of Mr. Prescott, William Walton, Anne Hancocke, John Blackford, Mr. Woodward, Edward Eden, Mr. Townsend and William Paine.
Witnesses: John Neale, Thomas Eden, Thomas Ward.
With counterpart.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/191  10 October 1694

Contents:
Deed of sale by John Gibbs of Welford, husbandman, to John Chance of Saintborough, co. Glouc., husbandman, for £30, of a cottage, divided into two tenements in the occupation of the said John Gibbs and Elizabeth Tysoe in Welford; with warranty against the heirs of Edward Caninge, etc.
Witnesses: Samuel Phillips, Samuel Barnard, Richard Phillips; and to seisin John Oakly, Benjamin Chance.
With bond in £60, to perform covenants, attached.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/192  26 June 1695

Contents:
Deed of sale by James Prescot of Warwick, gent., son and heir of James Prescot, late of Warwick, esq., deceased, to William Pain of Oxhill, yeoman, for £170, of three quarters of a yard land in Oxhill, now or late in the occupation of William Walton and William Bradley; with schedule attached.
Witnesses: S. Greene, Robert Woodward, Thomas Ward.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/193  1695

Contents:
Lease from Josiah Cooper of Bromley in Kingswinford, co. Staff., locksmith, Susannah his wife, and Elizabeth Slater of Bromley, spinster (the said Susanna and Elizabeth being daughters and co-heirs of John Slater, late of Bromley) to Joshua Bradley of Stowerbridge, co. Worc., gent., of a meadow called Warners Moore Meadow of 1½ acres in Wordsley in Kingswinford, having land of George Northall on the north and lately in the tenure of Edmund Hoskins, the elder, for 99 years, for a payment in hand of £28; with warranty against Richard Raybold and Joyce his wife, late wife of John Slater.
Dated...... 7 William III 1695.
Not executed.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/194  25 March 1696

Contents:
Lease from Joshua Bradley of Stowerbridge, co. Worc., gent., to Richard Smith of Wollaston, co. Worc., 'glasscarrier', of a parcel of land, of ¼ acre, in a common field of Wordsley in Kingswinford, co. Staffs., between land of Thomas Deffell on the north and land of John Hoskis on the south, with all the building etc. erected or to be erected by the said Richard Smith on the same, for 99 years at a yearly rent of 8 shillings and 5 shillings in hand.
Witnesses: Windsor James (or James Windsor), Richard Bradley, Richard Dixon, Nicholas Bradley.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/195  9 November 1696

Contents:
Mortgage by John Harris of Welford, carpenter, to John Albright of Preston-upon-Stower, yeoman, of a messuage, close and quarter yard land in Welford, for 99 years, to secure the payment of £70 on 24 June ensuing.
Witnesses: Thomas Rawlins, Thomas Hewes, Edward Hewes.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/196  16 January 1697/8

Contents:
Demise by Joshua Bradley of Stowerbridge, co. Worc., gent., to Thomas Tyrer of Birmingham, esq., Edward Henzey of Stowerbridge, glassmaker, and Jeremiah Taylour of Stowerbridge, bookseller, of all his copyhold messuages, lands, etc. in Kingswinford, co. Staff., not otherwise demised or settled in trust for Hannah his wife and the heirs of their bodies, to hold for 99 years in trust for the payments of his debts and for portions to his children according to his last will.
Witnesses: John Wood, Zechariah Haywood, Samuel Hill.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/197  4 November 1698

Contents:
Mortgage by Thomas Tyrer of Birmingham, Edward Henzey of Worcester, glassmaker, and Jeremiah Taylor of Stowerbridge, bookseller, as trustees of Joshua Bradley, under the demise of 16 January 1697/8 as above, no. 196, and by Hannah Bradley, widow of the said Joshua Bradley, acting under authority of his will dated 18 January 1698 to Mary Hunt of Birmingham, widow of John Hunt, gent., of the copyhold messuages, lands, etc. of Joshua Bradley in Kingswinford, for the residue of the term of 99 years as above, no. 194, to secure the payment of £500, with interest at 5 per cent; the said Hannah Bradley, for further security, also mortgaging a messuage, tan-house, etc. in the tenure of Richard Smith, a close of 3 acres called Milfeild, in the tenure of Simon Yarren in Stowerbridge and Bedcoatt in the parish of Old Swinford, co. Worc., and the upper part of Kingsmeadowe, of 4 acres, in Amblecott in the parish of Old Swinford, co. Staff, for 1000 years.
Witnesses: Henry Parratt, Edward Dyson.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/198  4 November 1698

Contents:
Counterpart of the mortgage, as above, no. 197.
Witnesses: Samuel Eden, George Abell, Henry Parratt.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/199  7 April 1699

Contents:
Indenture whereby Mary Hunt of Birmingham, widow of John Hunt, gent., and Hannah Bradley, widow of Joshua Bradley, gent., of Stourbridge, co. Worc., covenant with John Hill of Cradley, co. Worc., 'syth smith', that, in consideration of £90 to them paid, Joshua Bradley (now aged 10 years) son and heir of the said Joshua Bradley, shall on attaining full age surrender to the use of him, the said John Hill, in the Court of Cradley Manor all such customary lands, etc. in Cradley, adjoining lands of Richard Amphlett, esq., Robert Wakeman, Thomas Jeston, John Lowbridge, Francis Hill, Thomas Tibbotts and Edward Forrest, as were mortgaged, at a court of Sir Henry Lyttelton, Bart., held 18 February 3 James II, 1686/7, by Richard Cove and Martha his wife to John Hunt and Joshua Bradley for £120; the same now to remain in the hands of the said John Hill until such surrender; with mutual bonds in £180, to perform covenants.
Witnesses: Thomas Tyrer, Thomas Wright, Thomas Pearsall.
With acquittance for the above mentioned £90, 23 June 1699.
Witnesses: Edward Hallen, Edward Henzey.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/200  10 July 1702

Contents:
Lease for a year from Joshua Bradley, gent., son and heir of Joshua Bradley of Stourbridge, co. Worc., gent., deceased and Hannah Bradley, widow, his mother, to John Hunt, gent., son and heir of John Hunt, late of Birmingham, gent., and John Hammond of Winwoods in Kinlett, co. Salop, gent., of a messuage, garden, etc. in the tenure of Edward Hallen, a tanhouse, garden and close in the tenure of Joseph Carpenter, a close called Mill field in the tenure of Edward Henzey Broad, glassmaker, and seven dwelling houses in the several tenures of John Perrins, William Wassell, junior, Nicholas Blick, George Paul, Thomas Paul, John Eveson and Humphrey Tyrer, all being in Stourbridge in the parish of Old Swinford, co.Worc., together with a meadow adjoining the 'Stower' called the King's Meadow in Amblecott in the said parish of Old Swinford, co. Staff.
Witnesses: Thomas Tyrer, George Abell, Edward Dyson.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/201  18 November 1702

Contents:
Lease from Joshua Bradley of Birmingham, gent., to Joseph Carpenter of Stourbridge, tanner, of a tanhouse and the meadow on which it stands, with the 'pitts, phats', etc. appertaining, late in the tenure of Richard Smith and now in that of the said Joseph Carpenter, at the lower end of Stourbridge near the river Stower, for 20 years, at a yearly rent of £12.
Witnesses: Edward Hallen, Samuel Stanfield.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/202  1 November 1703

Contents:
Lease from Charles James of Bourton-on-the-Hill, co. Glouc., yeoman, to John Rogers of Adminton in Quinton, co. Glouc., yeoman, and Harry Hayward of Naunton, in Winchcombe, co. Glouc., yeoman, of a messuage etc. half a yard land and half a quarter of a yard land in Bourton-on-the-Hill in the hundred of Tewkesbury, now or late in the tenure of Thomas Caning, for 51 years for £60 in hand and at a peppercorn rent.
Witnesses: Arthur Jully, Thomas Warkman.
Endorsed with acquittance for £60, as above.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/203  25 February 1703/4

Contents:
Articles of agreement for the sale by Thomas Neale of Fenny Compton, gent., and Mary his wife, to Samuel West of Bridgtowne in Old Stratford, gent., for £435, of a messuage in Welford, called Quintons, in the tenure of William Kempson, with the seats in Welford church enjoyed by the said William and Mary his wife, a close called Quintons Close in the tenure of Thomas Rogers, junior, baker, and a yard land, etc. in Welford, all being in the tenure of the same William Kempson and Thomas Rogers.
Witnesses: Thomas Rogers, junior, William Challoner, Richard Wall.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/204  10 February 1704/5

Contents:
Conveyance by Anthony Blackford, senior, of Oxhill, yeoman, in consideration of a marriage between Anthony Blackford, junior, his eldest son and Margaret Hewins of Oxhill, spinster, to John Walton of Temple Tysoe, yeoman, and Thomas Walton of Oxhill, shepherd, of the tenement in Oxhill wherein he dwells, with its barns, stables, garden, etc. a close adjoining a tenement of Richard Townsend, a close called Thorny Close and 1¼ yard land in the common fields of Oxhill; in trust, as concerning a moiety of the dwelling-house, a room in the barn, etc. and the quarter yard land to the use of Anthony Blackford, senior, for life with remainder to Anthony Blackford, junior, in fee, as concerning the other moiety of the dwelling house and a moiety of the barns, stables, etc. of the two closes and of the yard land to the use of Anthony Blackford, junior, for life and at his death to the use of Margaret Hewins for life, with remainder to the heirs of their bodies and in default to the right heirs of Anthony Blackford, junior, and as concerning the other moiety of the barns, closes, yardland, etc., as above, to the use of the said feoffees for 100 years to raise therefrom £75 for the younger children of Anthony Blackford, senior, viz. for Thomas Blackford £20, for John Blackford £25 and for Mary Blackford £30, under certain conditions and provisos.
Witnesses: Walwyn Meese, Richard Lightfoot, Isaac Ward.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/205  21 March 1705/6

Contents:
Mortgage by Joshua Bradley of Worc., gent., to Anne Clare of Stourbridge, co. Worc., spinster, of all his messuages, lands, etc. in Stourbridge and within the parish of Kingswinford, co. Staff., for 21 years, to secure the repayment of £50, with interest, on 22 June following.
Witnesses: Thomas Milward, John Tristram.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/206  26 May 1709

Contents:
Lease for a year from William Bookey of the Brine Pitts in Dodderhill, co. Worc., son and heir of William Bookey, late of the same, deceased, John Dannett of Elmbridge, co. Worc., esq., and Mary his wife, daughter of William Bookey, senior, William Bell of Bittell in Alvechurch, co. Worc., esq., and Robert Bell, gent., his son and heir, to Thomas Amphlett of Droytwich, co. Worc., apothecary, of a messuage, toft, lands, tenements, etc. at or near Wreadnall Green in King's Norton, co. Worc., 'used together as one entire farme', in the occupation of William Dingley.
Witnesses: Humphrey Lowe, Richard Norbury, Joseph Cox.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/207  15 November 1709

Contents:
Covenant by Nathan Izod of Westington, co. Glouc., yeoman, and Anne his wife, to Nicholas Fletcher of Chipping Campden, co. Glouc., gent., to levy a fine of the dwelling house of him, the said Nathan Izod and two yard lands etc. in Westington, all heretofore purchased of Robert Hieron; such fine to enure to uses, viz. as to the dwelling-house etc. and a moiety of the two yard lands to the use of the said Nathan and Anne for the life of the survivor, with remainder to the use of Nathan Izod his heirs and assigns, and as to the other moiety of the two yardlands, to the use of Nathan Izod his heirs and assigns.
Witnesses: John Fletcher, Eleanor Fletcher, Mary Izod, Edmund Pembruge.
As originally drawn, the deed included also a covenant for a fine by Robert James of Weston sub Edge, co. Glos., tailor, and Anne his wife (as on the second part) to the said Nicholas Fletcher and Robert Drury of Weston sub Edge, husbandman (as on the third part) of a malting house etc. in Weston sub Edge, heretofore in the tenure of Nicholas Edwards, clerk, and late in the tenure of Robert James, such fine to be to the use of Robert Drury, his heirs, etc., but all matter relative to this property has been scored through and the parties did not execute the deed.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/208  30 November 1714

Contents:
Conveyance by William Greenway of Butlers Marston, yeoman, to William Morris of the same, labourer, for £14. 10s. 0d., of a cottage, yard, garden etc., divided off from the farmhouse of the said William Greenway in Butlers Marston.
Witnesses: Mor. Hopper, John Venour.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/209  13 December 1714

Contents:
Lease for a year from William Bell of Bittell in Alvechurch, co. Worc., esq., to Thomas Bell, clerk, vicar of Tardebig, co. Worc., of a messuage and farm called Finstall Farm in the occupation of Thomas Carpenter, a messuage and farm called the Hollow Tree Farm in the occupation of Thomas Carpenter and Walter Albert (as his under-tenant) and a messuage, lands, etc. late in the tenure of Frances Carpenter, widow, all being in Bromsgrove, co. Worc.
Witnesses: Mary Jerland, John Tayler.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/210  6 April 1715

Contents:
Extract from the Court Roll of the Manor of Tardebigg, recording that at a court of Other [Windsor], Earl of Plymouth, Lord of the same, James Mence and William Dunn, by virtue of a Power of Attorney from John Wright of Mansfield, co. Notts., saddler, surrendered all his customary lands, etc. in Tardebigg, late in the tenure of Isaac Parkes and belonging to Jane Sheldon, widow, which at the death of the said Jane descended to her four daughters and coheirs, one of whom was the mother of the said John Wright; such surrender being to the use of William Bell of Bittell, co. Worc., esq., who was accordingly admitted tenant.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/211  23 May 1720

Contents:
Probate of the will of Richard Eden of Oxhill, yeoman, dated 11 January 1719/20, bequeathing his house 'quartern land' etc. to Mary Eden, his wife, for life, then to Anne Paine, his daughter, for life, and then to William Paine, eldest son of John Paine and of the said Anne, and his heirs for ever, on condition that he pay £5 a piece to Mary Paine, Anne Paine, John Paine, Elizabeth Paine, Richard Paine and Thomas Paine, the testator's other grandchildren, etc.
Witnesses: Thomas Gibbins, John Harriss, Charles Holton.
With probate attached, granted to Mary Eden; Worcester.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/212  25 May 1725

Contents:
Lease from Mary Bradley of Stowerbridge, co. Worc., widow, to Edward Parker of the same, clothier, of a close called the Millfield, at the lower end of Stowerbridge near the Mill Street, containing about three acres in the tenure of the said Edward Parker, together with the stable adjoining and two tenements in the occupation of John Holloway and John Wood, for 12 years at a yearly rent of £6.4.0d.
Witnesses: Edward Milward, William Baker

Miscellaneous  ER 3/213  Trinity Term 1725

Contents:
Fine by John Holloway and Elizabeth his wife and Thomas Rawbone and Jane his wife to Thomas Webb, esq., and John Welle, of a messuage, cottage, two gardens, an orchard, 30 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow and 20 acres of pasture in Woolston and Eatington for £60.
Westminster, Trinity term, 11 George I.
Endorsed: 'Mr. Townsend's Indentures'

Miscellaneous  ER 3/214  27 February 1726/7

Contents:
Inventory of the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Browne Welles, late of Goldicott, in Alderminster, co. Worc., yeoman, in value £3528.18s.6d.
Signed by John Higgins and Thomas Gilbert and exhibited for probate 28 April 1727.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/215  26 March 1728

Contents:
Lease for a year from John Palmer of Pittorne in Kington, yeoman, to John Wells of Goldicott in Alderminster, co. Worc., yeoman, of a messuage, cottage, close etc. in Eatington, late in the tenure of Susannah Palmer, mother of the said John and now in the tenure of Jonathan Smith.
Witnesses: Thomas Townsend, Thomas Reeve, William Townsend.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/216  19 December 1729

Contents:
Will of Alice Wheyhum of Tanworth bequeathing her wearing apparel etc. to her daughters Elizabeth Price (with 40 shillings) Mary Wilcox (with 20 shillings), Sarah Grant (with 40 shillings) and Anne Wheyhum and the residue of her personal estate equally between her son Thomas Wheyhum and the said Anne Wheyhum, the same to be executor and executrix.
Witnesses: Mary Williams, Edward Mathews.
Stamped copy.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/217  20 April 1730

Contents:
Will of Nicholas Wells of Upper Eatington, yeoman, bequeathing to his only son Nicholas his house, 4¼ yard land, etc. in Eatington, charged with payments of debts and legacies, viz. to his daughter Elizabeth Miles 1 shilling, to his daughter Mabel Lucas £20, to his daughter Katherine Wells £5 a year till she be 21 years of age and then £100.
Witnesses: Elizabeth Allen, Anne Reeve, Thomas Reeve.
Copy 'extracted out of the Registry of the Consistory Court of Worcester'.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/218  25 January 1733/4

Contents:
Declaration by Thomas Nason, junior, of Wellesbourne Mountford, yeoman, that a messuage, etc. two cottages and three yard lands in Wellesbourne mortgaged by him, 24 May 1731, to Elizabeth Goodwin, spinster, of Coventry, late of Newbold Pacy, to secure the repayment of £700, shall also be as security for the repayment of a further sum of £100 advanced by the said Elizabeth, now wife of Thomas Little of Farnborow, co. Hants., clerk, and for the payment of which with interest he, the said Thomas Nason, is bound to Robert Beese, senior, of Farnborow, in £200.
Witnesses: Mary Hopper, Mor. Hopper.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/219  23 May 1734


Related information: See above no.ER/93.

Contents:
Lease from Abel Makepeace of Bridgetown in Old Stratford, esq., to Richard Newcomb of Stratford-upon-Avon, carrier, of five closes, together with about 50 acres in Bridgetown or Righen Clifford, and a close called Munks Close with meadow, etc. in Clifford Chambers, co. Glouc., for 21 years at a yearly rent of £60 (to be increased under certain conditions of tillage etc.); the term to commence at the expiration of a lease, dated 8 February 1728/9 from Martha Clopton, then of London, widow, now wife of the said Abel Makepeace, for 21 years at the same rent.
Witnesses: Robert Hicks, Nathaniel Mason.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/220  18 July 1734

Contents:
Bond from Baptist Hicks of Stretton on the Foss, clerk, to John Hews of Milcott, yeoman, in £400 for the payment of £205 on 19 January following.
Witnesses: Joseph Hunt, John Edkins.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/221  23 August 1735

Contents:
Probate of the will of Francis Halford of Alcester, mercer, dated 19 July 1734, bequeathing to his daughter Frances his real estate at Broome, with the reversion purchased of his son John Halford in Bidford and Grafton, together with all his personal estate, goods, plate, etc. the said Frances, when she reaches the age of 21, to pay to his daughter Anne, wife of Edward Whitehouse, £10, to his grand-children Edward and Anne Whitehouse, £1.1s.0d each, to his daughter, Elizabeth Barton £10, to his son John Halford 1 shilling, to his grandson Francis Halford £1. 1s.0d and to his servant Anne Tolley £5, his kinsmen Henry Halford of Stratford-upon-Avon and George Biddle of Harvinton, senior, to be trustees for the said Frances till she reach 21, and to have £1 1s. 0d each for their trouble.
Witnesses: Thomas Jowling, John Harris, Rachel Harris.
With letters of Administration in the Consistory Court at Worcester granted to Henry Halford.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/222  20 April 1737

Contents:
Will of Robert Halford of Armscot in Tredington, co. Worc., bequeathing to his children John Halford, Anne White and Elizabeth Caning, 1 shilling each, to his grandson William Halford £300 and the residue of his estate to his son Francis Halford.
Witnesses: Mary Coldicott, John Coldicott, John Harrison.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/223  28 February 1737/8

Contents:
Articles between Richard Wilks of Blockley, co. Worc., yeoman, William Salmon of Preston-upon-Stour, co. Glouc., carpenter, and John Smith of Preston, yeoman, for the equal division of 1½ yard land in Preston, late in the freehold of Thomas Smith, yeoman, deceased, the said Richard Wilks and William Salmon also to have one moiety of the dwelling-house of the said Thomas Smith, and John Smith to have the other moiety, and to be paid by the others an annuity of £4 during the life of Sarah, his mother.
Witnesses: Thomas Smith, John Smart.
With note endorsed of production in a suit in Chancery between John Smith, complainant and Richard Wilkes and Elizabeth his wife, and William Salmon and Katherine his wife, defendants, 20 April 1742.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/224  16 June 1740


Related information: See above, no.ER3/105.

Contents:
Commission to Dionysius Bradley of Stourbridge, co. Worc., gent., to take and receive caths in cos. Worcester, Stafford, Salop, Gloucester and Warwick and the cities of Worcester and Coventry relating to any process in the Court of Common Pleas.
Dated 16 June 14 George II.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/225  16 June 1741

Contents:
Lease from Ann Bartlett, widow, and Basil Bartlett, esq., of the parish of St. Nicholas, Worcester, to John Smith, late of Preston-upon-Stour, now of Willicott in Clifford Chambers, co. Glouc., yeoman, of a messuage and farm in Clifford Chambers and Quinton, late in the tenure of Thomas Edwards and now in the possession of the said John Smith, Ambrose Sheldon and William Hawting for 21 years at a yearly rent of £95 to be increased under certain conditions of tillage.
Witnesses: William Baxter, Benjamin Yeates, Richard Hodges, John Smart.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/226  ----- 1742

Contents:
Lease for a year from Mary Bradley of Stourbridge, co. Worc., widow, and Dionysius Bradley of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., only son of the said Mary, to Edward Kenwrick of Stratford, clerk, and William Bell of Weston-sub-Edge, co. Glouc., clerk, of a messuage called the Great House, in the tenure of Jonathan Kendall, two messuages with a close called the Mill Field in the tenure of Nicholas Parker, a messuage called the Tanhouse with close, in the tenure of Benjamin Harvey, a piece of garden ground in the tenure of Thomas Clerk, a messuage in Mill Lane in the tenure of Thomas Oliver, etc. all in the parish of Old [s]Winford, cos. Worc., and Stafford.
Dated..... 16 George II, 1742.
Witnesses: Henrietta Bell, Ann Walker.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/227  5 October 1742

Contents:
Probate of the will of William Paine of Oxhill, yeoman, dated 11 June 1742, bequeathing £120 to Mary his daughter and £80 to John his son, to be paid when they severally reach the age of 21, with the interest for their maintenance, Anne Paine his wife to be residuary legatee and executrix and John Paine his brother and John Ward trustees and guardians of his children.
Witnesses: Henry Barker, Thomas Harbidge.
With probate attached, in the Consistory Court of Worcester.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/228  2 May 1744

Contents:
Lease for a year from Dionysius Bradley of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., to Edward Kenwrick of Stratford, clerk, and William Bell of Weston-sub-Edge, co. Glouc., clerk, of the farm-land and premises called Monks' Closes in Clifford Chambers, co. Glouc., in the possession of Thomas Lock and lately purchased by the said Dionysius Bradley of Randolph Greenway of Thavies Inn, Holborn, London, gent.
Witnesses: Henry Turbitt, Thomas Swan.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/229  1 December 1752

Contents:
Extract from the Court Roll of the Manor of Borton and Morton, co. Glouc., recording that at a Court Baron of William Batson esq., Lord Farmer of the Manor, Anne Powell was admitted tenant for life, by free bench, of two messuages, two yard lands called Gromitts and Moores, and a close called Welch Hay, in Borton, late held by Joseph Powell, her husband, deceased, the two best beasts and 20 pence being given as heriots; also that the Lord granted the same premises to Barlow Evetts of Temple Balsall gent., and Thomas Eales of Wroxall, gent., from the death, surrender or forfeiture of the said Anne Powell for the life of the survivor of William Mosley of Westington, co. Glouc., gent., and William Mosley his son at a yearly rent of 44 shillings 1 pence, with proviso for surrender on payment by the said William Mosley, senior, or William Mosley, junior, of £340 with interest at 4 per cent.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/230  18 December 1754

Contents:
Commission on the bankruptcy of Thomas Nason of Halford, maltster, directed to Francis Keyte Dighton, esq., Gery Packwood, esq., Thomas Townsend, Thomas Walford and Richard Wright.
Dated Westminster, 18 December 28 George II.
Annexed to a petition to Lord Chancellor Hardwicke from William Wilkes of Sutton, co. Glouc., a creditor, with assent signed 'Hardwicke C' and dated 18 December 1754.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/231  16 June 1756

Contents:
Conveyance by Nathan Izod, senior, of Westington, co. Glouc., gent., to Nathan Izod, junior, his only son and heir, of a messuage and two yard lands in Westington and an enclosed ground called Foxborough in Weston-sub-Edge, co. Glouc., all in his own possession, together with all his household goods, chattels, etc. and a lease from the Earl of Gainsborough of another messuage (in the occupation of Richard Smith) and two yard lands in Westington; the said Nathan Izod, junior, covenanting to pay him an annuity of £30, to support Mary Izod, his wife, for life, and to pay debts for him amounting in all to £417. 12s. 0d, due to Susanna Izod, his daughter, John Green, John Martin, Thomas Cotterell, Thomas Ainge, William Rayers Joseph Biddle, esq., William Oldaker and John How.
Witnesses: W. Turner, Thomas Cotterell.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/232  20 December 1779

Contents:
Lease from William Hart of Uphaven, co. Wilts., innholder, to William Symmonds of Devizes, co. Wilts., saddler, of a messuage, shop, etc. 'in the market place in the new port and parish of Saint John the Baptist within the Burrough of Devizes' for 14 years, at a yearly rent of £16.
Witnesses: Edward Bayley, Henry Samuel Biggs.

Miscellaneous  ER 3/233  24 November 1800

Contents:
Mortgage by John Jordan of Loxley, yeoman, only son and heir of John Jordan, late of Loxley, yeoman, to John Hornby of Weston-upon-Avon, co. Glouc., yeoman, of a plot of land of 19 acres, 1 rood, 23 perches in the Lower Field in Loxley, purchased by the said John Jordan of Sarah Blencow, widow, and John Blencow, son and heir of Francis Blencow; to hold for 500 years, to secure the repayment of £150 with interest at 5 per cent.
Signature cut away and the deed otherwise mutilated.

Clopton Charters, t. Henry III - 1781  ER 3/234-418  [n.d.]

Clopton Charters  ER 3/234  [temp. Henry III]
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Confirmation by Robert de Clopton, Knt., to Henry de la Le and Elizabeth his wife of a grant from William de Wilmecote in free marriage with the said Elizabeth of two virgates of land in the territory of Cloptone, together with two acres for a messuage, viz. one acre under Tothulle next Patthelowe and another between the two roads adjoining land of Ralph de Cloptone to hold the same as assigns of William de Wilmecote at a yearly rent of 2 shillings and paying 8 shillings in hand, the said Henry also to have pasturage for 10 beasts in the free pasture of Cloptone.
Witnesses: Sir Peter de Wluardintone, Robert de Val, William de Sotrith, Robert de Hollehal, William le Archer, Geoffrey Pauncefot, William son of Robert, William son of Ralph, Ralph Britton, William Britton and Walter Clerk.
Undated
Fragment of seal.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/235  1279-80

Contents:
Six deeds sewn together

Clopton Charters  ER 3/235/1  [n.d.]
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant from Isabella de Norton, daughter of Stephen called Clerk of Norton, to Walter de Cokefeld, called Marscal, of all the lands and tenements which she acquired from Sir Peter de Montfort in Clopton and Cloptongrove in the parish of Stratford upon Avene, at a yearly rent of 1d. to the lords of the fee.
Witnesses: Sir Ralph de Hengham, Sir Osbert de Berford, Sir William de Bishopesdon, John de Wilmecote, Ralph le Power, Walter de Ellesmere, Philip de Hulle, James de Clopton, Robert de Hudicot, Robert de Ponte, Richard de Lega, Adam Clerk, Robert le Harpour, John de Berinton.
Dated 8 Edward I.
Seal (defaced).
Endorsed: 'Charter of Isabel dau. of Stephen'

Clopton Charters  ER 3/235/2  1279-80
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant from the same to Walter de Cokefeud, called Marescal, and Johanna his wife, as above.
Witnesses, as above.
Dated 8 Edward I.
Seal: a fleur de lis, with legend 'S. Hisabelle de Norton'.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/235/3  1279-80
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant from the same to Walter Marshal of Cokfelde, as above.
Witnesses: Sir Will. de Bisopisdone, John lord of Wilmecote, Ralph de Pouer, Walter de Vlmer, Philip de Hulle, James de Clopton, Robert de Hudicote, Robert de Ponte, Rayer de Weston, Richard de Lega, Adam Clerk, Robert le Harpour, John de Berinton.
Dated 8 Edward I.
Seal, as above.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/235/4  1279-80
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant from the same to Walter de Cokefeud, called Marescal for 200 marks sterling as above.
Witnesses: Sir Peter de Wulwarton and William de Byssopestone, Knts., Thomas Bromman of Tytynton, Roger de Wotton, clerk, Richard of the Mill, Robert de Pount de Stratford, Robert de Idicote, Roger de Celario of Pathlowe, Robert de Walhale, William de Rammeshell, Stephen de Norton called Clerck, William de Sydenhale, Simon de Greyly, Guillote de
Iford, clerk and others.
Dated 8 Edward I.
Seal gone.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/235/5  1279-80
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant from the same, as above.
Witnesses as in the last.
Dated 8 Edward I.
Seal, as no. 2 and 3.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/235/6  1279-80
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant from the same as above, the grantee, Walter de Cokefeld paying in hand the sum of 200 marks.
Witnesses as in nos. 4 and 5.
Dated 8 Edward I.
Seal, as above.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/236  [temp. Edward I]

Contents:
Know present and future that I Peter de Montefort have given granted etc. to James de Clopton all the Manor of Clopton with the Grove and with all other appurtenances and liberties excepting a certain messuage and 8½ virgates of land and 105 acres of land and 7 acres of meadow, that is to say that messuage which Thomas the son of Adam sometime held and those 8½ virgates of land which Stephen de la Grave, John Parsun, Richard de la Grave, Eustace de la Grave, John Hillary, William Hillary, Roger Witekin, Thomas son of Julian, John de Bissopesdon, formerly my natives, and Walter son of Robert de Clopton with their own lands held, which certain messuage, 8½ virgates of land, 105 acres of land, and 7 acres of meadow, I previously gave to Isabel de Norton and Eadmund de Midilton her son together with the aforesaid natives and all their chattells and with all their sequels, and except a certain place in the Grove which lies between the messuage which Nicholas de la Grave formerly held and the part of the Grove which fell to the lady in dower, and except pasture for 10 oxen and cows and 2 plough horses (affros) which I have before granted to the aforesaid Isabel and Eadmund throughout all my demesne formerly in Clopton, garden excepted. To have and to hold etc. paying therefor annually to me and my heirs 10 shillings of silver for every service except foreign, and saving 3 advents a year at my Court of 'Bello Deserto' and the Fortress of the same court.
Witnesses: Sir William Bissopesdon, Richard de Wroxhulle, John de Curli, John de Wilmecote, Richard de Peito, Robert de Lectone, John de Clifford, William de Lee, John de Huwile, etc.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/237  [temp. Edward I]

Contents:
Four deeds sewn together

Clopton Charters  ER 3/237/1  [n.d.]
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Know present and future that I James de Clopton have granted to Walter de Cokefeld called Mareschall and Joan his wife and the heirs of the said Walter, my capital messuage and all my lands which I had in Clopton and in the Grove with the homage and service of free men and others with wards, reliefs etc. except a messuage and 1 virgate of land which Master William de Montefort parson of the Church of Stratford holds in the town of Clopton and except 1 messuage and 1 virgate of land which Walter de Hackleye and Joan his wife hold in Clopton and in the Grove, which messuage and which lands they held of the aforesaid Walter Mareschall paying therefor annually to the aforesaid Walter one halfpence at the Feast of St. John the Baptist and except all the land which is of the heirship of Margery my wife - to have and to hold etc. and moreover I have granted for me and my heirs all the tenements which Henry de Pathlowe and Amabilia his wife hold in the name of dower of the aforesaid Amabilia of the heirship of the aforesaid James de Clopton - and which tenements with appurtenances after the decease of the said Amabilia ought to revert to the aforesaid James and his heirs, after the decease of the said Amabilia, wholly may remain to the aforesaid Walter, for this donation and grant the aforesaid Walter has given to me 40 pounds of silver, etc.
Witnesses: Sir John de Wilmecote, Sir William de Bisopisdon, Sir Peter de Wolvardinton, Richard de Peyto, Ralph le Pouer, Robert le Heyr, Philip de Hulle, Robert de Grave of Wotton and Richard Clerk of Weston, writer of this Charter, etc.
Undated.
Seal: a bird, with legend 'S. Jacobi de Cloptonne'.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/237/2  [n.d.]

Contents:
Grant, as above: a duplicate, written by the same hand.
Seal, as above.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/237/3  [n.d.]

Contents:
Grant as above, with the additional exceptions of 10 shillings of rent in the town of Cumpton Winyate.
Witnesses: as above, except Richard, Clerk of Weston, whose name is omitted and Nicholas Marescalle of Hamton added.
Seal, a pointed oval: scroll pattern, with legend 'S. Jacobi de Clopton'.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/237/4  [n.d.]

Contents:
Grant as above, a duplicate of the last, but in a different hand, and with Sir Geoffrey Bagot added to the witnesses.
Portion of seal.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/238  [temp. Edward I]
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant from Walter de Kokefeld, called Marshal, lord of Cloptone, to James de Cloptone of a virgate of land with all edifices, meadows and pastures in Grava formerly held by Thomas son of Adam, a croft called Blindecroft, also in Grave, a half-virgate called Hemerieslond, a half-acre of meadow which lies in Sahotredes Mede between the grantor's meadow on one side and the meadow of the lord of Bischopesdon on the other side, and common for 4 beasts in his pasture, excepting all his own Grave and the third part which formerly belonged to Amabilia mother of the said James and was held by Johanna his sister, to hold at a yearly rent of ½d, in exchange for all the land and messuage in Grava formerly held by the same Johanna, and except all my gardens and inclosures around my court of Clopton.
Witnesses: Sir Robert de Val, Knt., William Purcel, Philip de Hulle, Thomas Bronman, Robert de Sitenham.
Undated.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/239  20 January 1298/9
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant from John le Barbur of Stratford and Margery his wife to John Coldelle of half a virgate of land in the fields of Clopton formerly held by John son of Nicholas Paletot, rendering yearly to the lord of Clopton a pair of white gloves of the value of one halfpenny and paying in hand to the grantors 2½ marks of silver.
Witnesses: Henry de Stodleye, Hugh de Clintone, William le Warde, John Whitesmith (Albus Faber), Henry le Wayte, John le Franc, Alan de Schottrethe and others.
Dated at Clopton Tuesday after Feast of St. Wulstan
27 Edward I.
Two seals.

Three deeds sown together  ER 3/240  Clopton Charters

Clopton Charters  ER 3/240/1  [temp. Edward I]
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Release from John de Clopton, son and heir of James de Cloptone to Walter de Cokefeld, called Marshal, lord of Cloptone, for 100 shillings of a virgate of land in Cloptone and Cloptonegrove which Johanna, sister of the said James, held for her life, together with a croft called Blindecroft, a half-virgate called Hemerieslond and a messuage and croft in the Grave formerly held by Richard Warner, and together also with all claim to pasturage for four beasts.
Witnesses: Sir Robert de Val, Knt., William Purcel, Roger de Wotton, clerk, William his brother and Hugh de Clintone.
Undated.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/240/2  [temp. Edward I]

Contents:
Release as above: a duplicate, but in a different hand.
Portion of seal: a fleur de lis, with legend: 'S. Johis fil. Jacobi'

Clopton Charters  ER 3/240/3  15 March 1298/9
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Release from the same to the same of the land as above late held by Johanna sister of James de Cloptone, and of a messuage called the Ankerhus with a croft in the Grove, late held by Richard le Warner, in the parish of Stratford 'surauene'.
Witnesses: Sir John de Clintone of Koleshelle, Knt., Nicholas de Warewyc, Richard de Hamptone, Nicholas de Cokefeud, Henry de Stratford son of Henry de Stowe, John Atte Wyke, clerk and others.
Dated at London Sunday after Feast of St. Gregory, 27 Edward I.
Seal, as above.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/241  15 September 1304
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Release from John Coldelle to Walter de Cokfeld, lord of Cloptone, of a virgate of land in Cloptone by Stratford-super-Avene, late held by Margery wife of Richard le Coupere of her heirship.
Witnesses: William Moryn of Snytenfeld, Henry de Hatton, John de Peyto, William Parcel, Henry le Weyto, Henry de Stodleye, John le Wytesmyt.
Dated at Clopton, Tuesday on the morrow of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross 32 Edward I.
Seal: a boar's head, with legend: 'S. Johannis de Coldelle'.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/242  4 August 1329
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant from Robert de Stratford to Walter [de COKFELD] de Cloptone of a messuage and toft and two virgates of land in Cloptone and Grove, and two acres of meadow in the meadow of Shotrythe.
Witnesses: William Saucer, John Begelyn, William de Vtlycote, Nicholas Hykeman, John le Whitesmyth of Stratford and others.
Dated, Stratford, Friday after the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula 3 Edward III.
Endorsed: 'Charter of Robert de Stratford, Bishop of Chichester, of 2 acres of meadow in Shottery'.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/243  7 December 1337

Contents:
Two deeds sown together:

Clopton Charters  ER 3/243/1  [n.d.]
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Surrender by Robert de Stretford, Bishop of Chichester, to Walter de Cokefeld of Clopton, of a place of land in Clopton called the Mote, which he had of the grant of Master John Geraud.
Witnesses, as below.
Dated at London, Sunday after Feast of St. Nicholas, 11 Edward III.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/243/2  [n.d.]
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Lease from Walter de Cokefeld of Clopton to Robert [de Stratford], Bishop of Chichester, of a meadow in Shotreth on the left of the path leading from Stratford super Avene to Lodyntun, through the middle of the said meadow, together with the reversion of a meadow held of him by tenants for life, to hold the same for his life at the yearly service of a rose on the Feast of St. John the Baptist in exchange for a place in Clopton called the Mote.
Witnesses: Master Henry de Cokham, Adam de Stivynton, William de Chiltenham, John de Weston and others.
Dated at London, Sunday after Feast of St. Nicholas, 11 Edward III.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/244  26 February 1337/8
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Release from Master John Geroude, clerk, late Rector of Stratford super Avene, to Walter de Cokefeld and Matilda his wife of a place of land in Clopton called the Mote.
Witnesses: Henry Myle, Adam de Styuenton, Nicholas de Shotryd, John de Zerdelee, Robert de Brome and others.
Dated at Stratford, Thursday the morrow of Ash Wednesday, 12 Edward III.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/245  6 May 1342
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Release from John James, son of John James of Stratford upon Avvon to Robert [de Stratford], Bishop of Chichester and Walter de Cokefeld, lord of Clopton, and Matilda his wife, of all his right in the manor of Clopton and in the Grove in the parish of Stratford and in the meadow of Shotred.
Witnesses: Sir William de Lucy and Sir John Streoch, Knts., John de Peyto, senior, Henry Milys, William de Hatton, Junr., John Pount, Roger Strecch and others.
Dated at London, Monday after the Feast of Invention of the Holy Cross, 16 Edward III.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/246  24 June 1352
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant by Walter de Hereford of Henleye to John Normon of Henleye of a messuage and curtilage in Henleye between messuages late belonging to William de Sheldon and John de Hereford extending itself in length from the King's Highway of Henley up to a moor of the lord.
Witnesses: Richard Smyth, John Hemery, John Jobus, William le Lyndraper, William le Pultere and others.
Dated at Henleye, Sunday after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 26 Edward III.
With seal of arms.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/247  7 August 1358
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Release by Isabella, widow of John le Taillur of Henlegh to John de Mikeltone, Alice his wife, and the heirs of the said John of the messuage formerly her husband's at la Barre in Henlegh between the tenement of Walter de Herfforde and the road leading to the castle of Beaudesert.
Witnesses: John Hemery, Walter de Herfford, John de Asselholt, Richard Corviser, John Corviser, etc.
Dated at Henlegh, Monday after the Feast of St. Bartholomew, 32 Edward III.
With seal of arms.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/248  [c. 1360]
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant by William le Juntur of Beaudesert to John Hemery of Henlega, for half a mark of silver, of a piece of land for making a dyke through the length of the meadow the said John had of him [in Henley in Arden] to hold the same to the chief lord of the fee for the rent and service due therefrom.
Witnesses: Roger Ive, Geoffrey Body, Alexander Kemel, William de Pacwode, John Clerk, etc.
Undated.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/249  1360
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant by William le Juntur of the parish of Beaudesert to John Hemery of Henlega of a parcel of his curtilage [in Henley in Arden] adjoining the meadow of the said John, to be held of the chief lord of the fee at the rent and service due therefrom.
Witnesses: Roger Ive, John Bracon, Geoffrey Body, Alexander Kemel, John Tymne, etc.
Dated 34 [Edward III].
With fragment of seal.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/250  [c. 1360]
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant by William le Juntur of Belle Desert to John Hemery of Henley and Edith his wife, for 40 shillings of a meadow [in Henley] between the grantor's land on one side and the running water on the other, extending itself from the way which goes towards Lappeworth up to land which Geoffrey Ive held, to be held of the chief lord of the fee by the service of 7d yearly.
Witnesses: Geoffrey Ive, Roger Ive, Nicholas de Leycestre, Alexander Kemel, John Kemel, etc.
With fragment of seal.
Undated.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/251  3 February 1400/1
Language:  French

Contents:
Covenant tripartite on a feoffment by William son and heir of John Ermeger of Stratford next Benhall, co. Suffolk, to John Glemham and Rose his wife, of lands, tenements, rents etc. in Stratford, Great and Little Glemham, Sweftlyng [Sweffling], Cranysford [Cransford] and Tunstall, co. Suffolk, to the effect that the deed of feoffment be entrusted to the keeping of John Lynge, citizen and mercer of London, to be delivered, if the said William die without issue, to the said John and Rose on payment of a sum agreed upon and, if he leave issue, to the heirs of his body.
Dated at Stratford, Thursday after the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 2 Henry IV.
With fine seal of arms of William Ermeger.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/252  29 September 1421
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant by Roisa Mountfort, 'Domina de Grenburgh' [Grandborough] to Dame Agnes Ive of Henley in Arden of a small parcel of land, 5 feet square, next the chamber of the tenement wherein the said Agnes dwells, in Henley at a yearly rent of 2d of silver.
Witnesses: John Ive of Henley, William Pakwode of the same, John Stokes, Thomas Shyngey, John West, etc.
Dated at Henley, Monday after the Feast of St. Michael, 9 Henry V.
With seal of arms.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/253  19 June 1437
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant from Thomas Mayell of Stratford upon Avene, draper, and Johanna his wife, late wife of William Rokysley, of the same, to John Greswolde, John Mayell, junior, of Stratford and Thomas Leeke of the same, of all their lands, tenements, rents, etc. in co. Warwick and all their goods and chattels wheresoever within the same county.
Witnesses: Richard Halle, Thomas Chacombe, bailiffs of Stratford, Hugh Salford of the same, John Kynge, John Harope, etc.
Dated at Stratford, Wednesday before the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 15 Henry VI.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/254  22 April 1446
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant from Richard Felde of Kynges Norton, co. Worc., to Thomas Wonour alias Balshale of Stretford upon Avene of a burgage and croft in Stretford in Grenehulstrete between the tenement of Alice Brown and the common field of Busshoppeston, extending in length from the aforesaid street to Duns, together with five acres of land in the fields of Shotryth, all of which the said Richard Felde and John Ulbarough had of the grant of John Barbour, junior, of Ichyngton Bishops.
Witnesses: John Harrapp and William Staffordshire, under-bailiffs of Stretford, Thomas Mayell, Richard Compotun, Thomas Cokkes and others.
Dated at Stretford, Friday in Easter week, 24 Henry VI.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/255  4 April 1448

Contents:
Two deeds sown together:

Clopton Charters  ER 3/255/1  [n.d.]
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant from William Berston, son of Thomas Berston of Stourton to John Yngrame of Little Wolford and Emmota his wife, of a messuage, with curtilage and croft, in Wolford, together with a half-virgate of arable land in the town and fields of the same.
Witnesses: William Rose, John Addekyns, Thomas Leson, John Orcherde, John Messanger and others.
Dated at Wolford, 4 April 26 Henry VI.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/255/2  [n.d.]

Contents:
Release from the same to the same of the messuage, etc. as above.
Dated Wolforde, 4 April 26 Henry VI.
Fragment of seal.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/256  3 May 1479
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant from Johanna Iremonger of Alcettur, widow, to John Clopton of Stratford-upon-Avon and Johanna his wife, of all her lands and tenements in Stratford in Rother strete, opposite the tenement called Colyers, which she had of the grant of Thomas Mayell of Stratford, her husband. With letters of attorney to Henry Skynner of Alcettur, to give seisin.
Witnesses: Thomas Clopton, esq., Roger Pagett, Richard Stowe, Thomas Couper, under-bailiff of Stratford, John Tetursale and others.
Dated at Stratford, 3 May 19 Edward IV.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/257  26 May 1498
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Exemplification, at the request of John Frankeleyn, son and heir of Thomas Frankeleyn, of the record of a suit whereby the said Thomas Frankeleyn recovered seisin in July 7 Edward IV, [1467] against John Cheryton, of tenements in Little Wolford.
Jury - William Verney, esq., Robert Compton, esq., Thomas Jamys of Lodyngton, John Ingram of Wolford, John Ipwell of Exhale, William Repinghale of Wychforde, John Page of Wollynton, William Brews of Stratford-upon-Avon, Thomas Staffordshire of the same, John Clopton of the same, John Laurence of Halford, and Thomas Middelton of Tysho.
Dated at Westminster, 26 May 13 Henry VII.
With portion of seal of court.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/258  6 May 1548

Contents:
Lease from William Clopton of Clopton, 'squyer' to Humfrey Plemley of Stratford-upon-Avon, mercer, of a 'lesewe', late in the tenure of Thomas Trentham, for 12 years, at the yearly rent of 26 sh. 8d. and a 'coppell of good capons'.
Dated 6 May 2 Edward VI.
Seal attached but impression obliterated.
Endorsed: 'Humfrey Plymleys lese for a lessewe in Ingon'.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/259  19 April 1537

Contents:
Lease by Henry Clopton of Brodwell, co. Glouc., gent., to William Clopton of Clopton, esq., of a 'mese' in Bisshoppes Hatton and all lands, etc. thereto belonging in the parish of Bisshopptes Hampton, for 20 years to begin at St. George's Day, 1556, at a yearly rent of 26 s. 8d, in continuation of a former lease dated 23 March 18 Henry VIII [1527] for 30 years at the same rent.
Dated 19 April 28 Henry VIII.
Draft, on paper roll of 5 sheets.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/260  10 June 1542
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Bond from Richard Catisby of Leogers Asheby, co. Northants., esq., to William Clopton, esq., in 200 marks to perform covenants.
Dated 10 June 34 Henry VIII.
Signed 'Rycharde Catysby'.
Small seal - a cat segeant with the letters R.C.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/261  10 February 1552/3
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Feoffment from Thomas Hawkyns, alias Fissher, of Ichyngton, esq., to William Clopton of Clopton, esq., for £550, of manors, lands, etc. called Yngton alias Ingon, Conyngsfelde, Avon medowe, and Ington groves, alias Ingon groves, in the parishes of Stratford-upon-Avon and Bishops Hampton and late belonging to the now dissolved college of Stratford-upon-Avon. With power of attorney to Thomas Robyns, gent., and John Barrett, yeoman, to give seisin.
Dated 10 February 7 Edward VI.
Signed 'Tho. Fysher', with fragment of seal.
Possession delivered, 22 February 1553, in the presence of Thomas Osboldeston, gent., Richard Haryngton, David Wakeman, Humfrey Medley, John Hybborn, Richard Carter, Antony Olbesdeston, Edward Holyns, Robert Man and Henry Ward of Ingam and William Lowson [...]

Clopton Charters  ER 3/262  12 February 1560/1
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Exemplification of a Recovery by John Ichener and William Perrott against John Clopton of Clopsyll, gent., of two messuages, gardens and orchards, and six acres of pasture in Stratford-upon-Avon, Hilary term, 3 Elizabeth.
Dated 12 February [1561].
Portion of seal of court.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/263  23 March 1559/60
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Bond from John Stretehay, of Stretehay, co. Staff., gent., to William Clopton, esq., in £500 to acquit him of the sum of 200 marks given to Anne Clopton (now wife to the said John Stretehay) his sister by the will of William Clopton their father.
Dated 23 March 2 Elizabeth.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/264  10 January 1563/64

Contents:
Deed of sale by William Clopton of Clopton, esq., to William Bott of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., of three pastures called the Nether Ingen alias Ington, a meadow called Synder meydow in Nether Ingen, in the parish of Byshops Hampton, late in the tenure of Richard Charnocke and William Baylyes of Welcum, and a windmill, four yards of arable land and 29 'leys' in the fields of Old Stratford and in the 'home' next adjoining to the said fields, together with a meadow in Shotterey meydowe, in the occupation of John Combes and John Lewys, alias Atkyns.
Dated 10 January 6 Elizabeth.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/265  11 January 1563/64

Contents:
Release by William Bott of Stratford-upon-Avon to William Clopton of Clopton, esq., of three pastures called the Nether Ingon, Leysewse and Shrubbes, a meadow called Synder meadow in Ingon, alias Ington in Bysshopshampton, a windmill, four yards of arable land and 29 leys in the fields of Old Stratford and a meadow in Shottery meadow now or late in the occupation of John Combes, all which he had by bargain and sale from the said William Clopton, dated 10 January 6 Elizabeth.
Dated 11 January 6 Elizabeth.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/266  3 February 1567/68

Contents:
Acquittance from Lodowicke Grevill of Mylncote, esq., to William Clopton of Clopton esq., for £500 secured by a mortgage of the manors of Ryen Clifford and Bridgetowne.
Dated 3 February 10 Elizabeth.
Signed, with seal of arms.
Note that the sum was paid by the hands of Raphe Sheldon, son and heir of William Sheldon of Beoley, co. Worcs., esq., in the middle chancel of the Temple Church, near Fleet Street, London, between the times of 8 and 11 in the forenoon of 3 February 1568.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/267  28 May 1568

Contents:
Release by William Bott of Coventrie, gent., to William Clopton of Clopton, esq., of all his claims, under grant from the latter and one William Porter, to the manors of Clopton and Ingon alias Ington, with their appurtenances in Clopton, Ingon, Byshops Hampton, Shotterey, Olde Stratford and Welcombe, excepting his title to the Frame close and Walnottre Hylle Close in Ingon under a lease, dated 1 September 5 Elizabeth to himself and Ralph Bott his son for the life of the survivor; with covenants that he and Elizabeth his wife will make assurance by fine or otherwise, except as against one William Underhill, assignee of an unexpired lease from William Clopton to William Bott.
Dated 28 May 10 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Edward Busshell, William Barnards, William Parker and Edmund Litlehare.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/268  28 May 1568

Contents:
Release by William Porter, late of Astone under Edge, co. Glouc., gent., to William Clopton of Clopton, esq., of all his claims to the manors etc. of Clopton, Ingon alias Ington, Ryon Clyffords and Bridgetowne, with their appurtenances in Clopton, Ingon, Ryon Clyfforde and Bridgetowne, Busshoppes Hampton, Shotterye, Olde Stratforde and Welcom, with covenants to make assurance except as against William Bott, concerning a leasow in Nether Ingon in the tenure of Richard Charnocke, and a windmill, 4 yards of arable land and 29 'leise' in the town-fields of Stratford whereof he made an estate to the said William Bott on 3 April 6 Elizabeth [1564].
Dated 28 May 10 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Raff Sheldon, Francis Alford, Thomas Hulson.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/269  8 July 1570

Contents:
Bargain and sale by Lodowyk Grevyll of Mount Grevyll, esq., and Thomasyne his wife to Edmund Peers of Alveston, gent., for £576 9s 2d of 'their capytall and cheif mancyon howse and scyte' of the manor of Alveston with the two water mills called Aulston Mills and messuages, cottages, lands, etc., in Alveston, Tyddington and Bysshoppshampton, with covenants for a fine of the same, etc.
Dated 8 July 12 Elizabeth.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/270  15 February 1570/71

Contents:
Covenants of William Clopton of Clopton, esq., with Raffe Sheldon of Beoley, co. Worc., esq., son and heir of William Sheldon, late of the same, esq., entailing on the heirs male of his body the manors of Clopton, Ryen Clifford and Bridgetowne with lands, etc. in Clopton, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bysshopshampton, Ryen Clifford, Bridgetown and Ingon, alias Ington, in the several occupations of Richard Charnocke, Ralph Cawdrey alias Cooke, Roger Sadler, John Shaxpere (Ingon Meadow), Lewis Apwyllyams and John Combes, with a life interest as jointure to Anne his wife in the manor of Clopton, lands, etc. in Clopton and Stratford-upon-Avon, and a meadow called Avon medowe in Stratford; with recitals of deeds concerning the premises of 17 December 13 Elizabeth [1570] and 10 February 13 Elizabeth [1571].
Dated 15 February 13 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Edward Griffin, Thomas Valence, Thomas Lete, Nicholas Metcalf, Raufe Rogers, Raffe Bott.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/271  15 February 1570/1

Contents:
Defeasance of a bond from William Clopton of Clopton, esq., to Edmund Plowden of Shepelake, co. Oxford, esq., and William Savage of Elmeley, co. Worc., esq., in £3,000, conditional on his performance of covenants with Raffe Sheldon of Beoley, co. Worcs., of the same date.
Dated 15 February 13 Elizabeth.
Signed, with two seals.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/272  20 August 1573

Contents:
Lease from William Clopton of Clopton, esq., to Peter Smarte of Stratford-upon-Avon, husbandman, of a close in the lordship of Clopton, for 21 years for £4. 10s. 0d, in hand and a yearly rent of 26s. 8d.
Dated 20 August 15 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Edward Lyster (?), Richard Dyson, James Woodward.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/273  20 August 1574

Contents:
Lease by William Childe of Pensax, co. Worc., gent., Thomas Savage of Inkeborowghe, co. Worc., yeoman and Simon Walweyne of Oxehill, gent., (Ralfe Sheldon of Beoley, co. Worc., esq., and William Clopton of Clopton, esq., being parties) to Paul Tracye of Church Stanway, co. Glouc., esq., for £500 of the manors of Rien Clifforde and Bridgetowne, with four messuages, gardens and orchards, 2000 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 300 acres of pasture, 1000 acres of heath and furze, free fishing in the Avon and 8d. of rent in Rien Clifford and Bridgetowne for 5 years at the rent of a rose; of which premises in the 'utas' [octave] of St. Michael, 2 Elizabeth [1560], the said William Clopton and John Skeffyngton levied a fine to William Kempson and William Botte, who thereupon granted the same to John Skeffyngton for 80 years at a yearly rent of £60 and the reversion, together with the said rent, to the said William Clopton, which lease for 80 years John Skeffyngton, on 12 September 6 Elizabeth [1564], assigned for £600 to Lodwike Grevill of Mylcot, esq., and the last named, on 20 October 10 Elizabeth [1568], assigned for £700 to the new lessors.
Dated 20 August 16 Elizabeth.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/274  5 March 1579/80

Contents:
Release by Edward Hawkins, alias Fissher, of Warwick, esq., to William Clapton of Clapton, esq., Edward Gryffyne of Dyngley co. Northt., esq. and Rice Gryffyn of Dingley, gent., of the manor of Ingon, alias Ington, and Nether Ingon in the parish of Bysshops Hampton.
Dated 5 March 22 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: John Fisher, Reginald Brome, James Woodward.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/275  10 June 1580
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Exemplification at the request of Robert Webbe of a plea enrolled at Westminster, Michaelmas term 17 Henry VII [1501] whereby John Mayowe recovers damages from John Lyncecombe, late of Snyterfeld, husbandman, for a trespass on land at Snyterfeld, the plaintiff claiming a messuage and 40 acres of land by feoffment from one William Mayowe and the defendant claiming the same by demise from one Richard Mayowe.
Dated 10 June 22 Elizabeth.
Fragment of seal of Court.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/276  1 June 1581

Contents:
Deed of sale by Edmonde Lambert of Barton in Henmarche, yeoman, and Joan his wife, to Robert Webbe of Snytterfield, yeoman, for £40, of all title-deeds, evidences, etc. of three messuages etc. in Snytterfield, late the property of Robert Arden, father of the said Joan, and their right in which they had released to the said Robert Webbe by deed of the same date; with declaration that they owned one moiety of the fee-simple, covenants to assure by fine or otherwise.
Dated 1 June 23 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: John Dafforne, Edward Cornell, Henry Talbott, John Skarlett, John Butler.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/277  11 June 1581

Contents:
Indenture tripartite whereby, after recital of indentures of 17 December 13 Elizabeth [1570] and 10 February 13 Elizabeth [1571] William Clopton of Clopton, esq., in consideration of £900 paid by George Carewe of St. Giles in the Fields, co. Middx., and of his marriage already had with Joyce one of the daughters and heirs apparent of the said William Clopton, enfeoffs John Harvie of Ickworth, co. Suffolk, esq. and Henry Griffith of Whitchever [Wichnor] co. Staff., esq., in the manors of Bridgetowne and Ryen Clyfford and all his lands, etc. in Bridgetowne, Ryen Clifford and Stratford-upon-Avon (the manors, etc. of Clopton and Ingon, alias Ington, excepted) to hold the same to the use of him the said William Clopton for his life and at his decease, if he have male issue living, to the use of the said George Carewe for 60 years (if any such issue male so long shall live), paying yearly to all and every such issue £60; this term of 60 years being ended, then to the use of the heirs of the body of William Clopton in tail male, and in default to the use of George Carewe and Joyce his wife and the heirs of their bodies, and in default to the use of the right heirs of the said Joyce; with various other provisos and limitations.
Dated 11 June 23 Elizabeth.
Counterpart, signed by John Harvie, Henry Griffithe, George Carewe and Joyce Carewe.
Witnesses: John Skevvyton, Robert Wrote, G. Harvy, Edmund Wingfeilde, Emanuell Maunsell, Scrivenor, James Woodward and Arthur Bourne, clerk.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/278  24 November 1581

Contents:
Covenant by William Clopton of Clopton, esq., to levy a fine to John Skevington of Fysherwicke, co. Staff., esq., and John Graye of Envyle, co. Staff., esq., of the manor of Clopton, with Clopton mansion house, park, etc. in Clopton and Stratford-upon-Avon, to the use of him the said William Clopton for his life, and at his decease to the use of 'suche a one as shalbe' his wife for her life, then to his eldest son and each successive son in tail male and in default to Anne Clopton his younger daughter and the heirs of her body and in default to Joyce wife of George Carewe, another daughter, and the heirs of her body, and so to such other daughters as he may have, and in default to his right heirs.
Dated 24 November 24 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Raffe Sheldon, Robert Walter, W.Plumber, Jamys Wood...

Clopton Charters  ER 3/279  Hilary Term 1581/2

Contents:
Fine by William Clopton, esq., to John Skevyngton, esq. and John Graye, esq., of the manor of Clopton, with a messuage, dovecot, two gardens, an orchard, 100 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 1000 acres of pasture and 200 acres of wood in Clopton and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Westminster, Hilary term, 24 Elizabeth.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/280  15 May 1582

Contents:
Release by Nicholas Lane of Bridgtowne, gent., to George Carewe of the parish of St. Giles in the Fields, co. Middx., junior, esq., of the manor of Ryen Clifford and Bridgtowne, with all appurtenances and of free fishing in the water of Avon and eight pence rent in Ryen Clifford and Bridgtowne.
Dated 15 May 24 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Richard Lane, James Woodward, John Massye, Elles Gravenor, Jamys Woodward.
Fragment of seal.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/281  19 May 1582

Contents:
Release by John Skeffington, or Skevington, of Fyssherwicke, co. Stafford, esq., to George Carewe, junior, of the parish of St. Giles in the Fields, co. Middx., esq. and Joyce his wife, of the manors of Ryen Clifford and Bridgtowne, with four messuages, gardens and orchards, 2000 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 300 acres of pasture, 1000 acres of heath and furze, free fishing in the Avon, and 8d of rent; of which premises, in the 'utas' [octave] of St. Michael, 2 Elizabeth [1560] William Clopton and the said John Skeffington levied a fine to William Kempson and William Bott, who thereupon granted the same to the said John Skeffington for 80 years at a yearly rent of £60 and the reversion, together with the said rent, to the said William Clopton, which lease for 80 years the said John Skeffington, on 12 September 5 Elizabeth [1564], assigned for £600 to Lodowick Grevill of Mylcote, by indenture now lost.
Dated 19 May 24 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Edmund Wingfeilde, T... Harvy, and Walter Wood, servant, to Emanuell Maunsell, Scrivener.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/282  24 March 1584/5

Contents:
Assignment by William Edmondes of Wasperton, yeoman, to James Woodward of Bridgetown, yeoman, in consideration of £164. 7s. 0d. paid by William Clopton of Clopton, esq., of a lease from Lodowick Greville of Milcote, esq., to Richard Harrington, senior, late of Bridgetown, yeoman, dated 18 October 7 Elizabeth [1565] of a messuage, lands, etc. in Bridgetown, for 30 years, assigned by the said Richard Harrington and William and Richard Harrington his sons to the said William Edmondes 10 December 23 Elizabeth [1580].
Dated 24 March 27 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: John Daffarnes, John Ditche, Richard Woodward, Henry Talbott.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/283  20 February 1585/6

Contents:
Covenants between William Clopton, senior, of Clopton, esq., and John Clopton of Sledwiche, co. Durham, esq., on a marriage between William Clopton, gent., son of the said John Clopton, and Anne, one of the daughters of the said William Clopton, senior, for the settlement by the last named of lands called Parrottes Fursen and Hogges leasowes and Ingon grove in Bishopshampton and Wellcome Meadow in Stratford-on-Avon, to his own use for life with remainder to his issue male successively in tail, and in default to the said William and Anne and the heirs of the body of the said Anne; with recital of other covenants.
Dated 20 February 28 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Thomas Crompton, Richard Swifte, George Jackson, James Woodward and Christopher Freman.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/284  9 February 1588/9

Contents:
Defeasance of a statute staple bond from William Clopton of Clopton, esq., to John Clopton of Sledway, co. Durham, esq., in £2000, conditional on his performance of covenants of 20 February 28 Elizabeth [1586] and 8 February 31 Elizabeth.
Dated 9 February 31 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Christopher Freeman, John Hooper, John Lyone.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/285  11 March 1592/3

Contents:
Assignment by John Clopton of Sledwich, co. Durham, esq., to Sir George Carew of the Minories, co. Middx., Knt., Lieut. General of H.M. Ordnance, of a lease from the Guild of the Holy Cross etc. of Stratford-upon-Avon to Henry Samuell 14 March 35 Henry VIII [1543/4], of a messuage and lands in Bridgetown and in the fields of Rien Clifford, late in the tenure of one William Staffordshier and a tenement etc. in the 'ould towne' of Stratford, assigned by Edmond Hall of Esbury, co. Worc., gent., on 2 October 11 Elizabeth [1569] to William Sheldon of Beoley, co. Worc., esq. and by Ralph Sheldon, executor of the said William Sheldon, on 30 July 31 Elizabeth [1589] to the above John Clopton.
Dated 11 March 35 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Jamys Woodward, Gowen Harvy, William Pendlebury, Gabryell Applebye, Thomas Mathew, servant to Henry Best, scrivener.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/286  31 May 1593

Contents:
Lease from Sir George Carew of the Mynories, co. Middx., Knt., and the Lady Joyce his wife to Richard Woodward of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., of land called Bells peece and Rye peece in the manor of Bridgetowne, for 11 years at a rent of £17.
Dated 31 May 35 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: John Jeffereys, Thomas Rogers, William Pyrrye.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/287  31 May 1593

Contents:
Lease from the same to Thomas Dixon alias Waterman of Stratforde-upon-Avon, innholder, of two closes now in his occupation in the manor of Bridgetowne and Ryen Clifforde, for 11 years at a rent of £4.
Dated 31 May 35 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Richard Woodward, Thomas Rogers and William Pyrrye.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/288  2 September 1594

Contents:
Indenture tripartite of covenants by Sir George Carewe, Knt., Lieutenant General of H.M. Ordnance and Dame Joyce his wife to levy a fine to Christopher Hyll of Easton, co. Middx., gent., and George Hooker of London, gent., of the manors of Bridgetowne and Ryen Clifforde, with lands, etc. in Brydgetowne, Ryen Clyfforde and Stratford-upon-Avon, to the intent that a Recovery may be prosecuted against them of the same by William Brystowe of St. Gyles in the fyelds, co. Middx., gent., and Philip Hyll of St. Gyles, gent., to the use of the said Sir George Carewe and Dame Joyce.
Dated 2 September 36 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Edward Hoby, Edward Maryn Wingfeylde, Richard Pawlfreyman, Gawen Harvye, E. Grauenor, Robert Doughty and Robert Hayward.
With counterpart

Clopton Charters  ER 3/289  4 March 1600/1

Contents:
Assignment by William Clopton of Sledwich, co. Durham, esq., to Sir George Carew, Knt., Lieutenant of H.M. Ordnance, for £160 of two leases, viz. one from Anthony Barker of Sonning, co. Berks., clerk, warden of the College of Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon, and John Barker of Okingham, [Wokingham] co. Berks., senior, gent., executors of the will of William Barker of Sonning, gent., and Thomas and John Barker, junior, sons of the said John Barker, senior, to William Clopton, senior, 24 April 5 Edward VI [1551] of the tithe of 'all corne, hey, woll, lambe, pigg and goose' in Bridgtowne in the parish of Stratford-upon-Avon, together with the tithe barn, for 64 years, to begin at Lady Day 1570, at a rent of £15 4s.0d; the other from Lodowicke Grevill of Milcote, esq., to Richard Harrington, senior, 18 October 7 Elizabeth [1565] of a messuage, lands, etc. in Bridgtowne and Ryen Clifforde for 30 years at a rent specified; the estates in which leases had passed to Thomas Crompton of London, esq., and from him to John Clopton esq., father of the now assignor.
Dated 4 March 43 Elizabeth.
Witnesses:George Harrison, Richard Pawlfreyman, Francis Woldon, Henry Dale.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/290  19 March 1603/4

Contents:
Deed of sale by William Clopton of Clopton, esq., and Anne his wife to Sir George Carewe of Upton Hellyns, co. Devon, Knt., Vice Chamberlain to the Queen, and Dame Joyce his wife, for £3200 of the manor, mansion-house and park of Clopton, with all lands, etc. appertaining in Clopton and Stratford-upon-Avon, a windmill, or ground on which a windmill late stood, and four pieces of ground adjoining in the common fields of Old Stratford and Welcome, and two leasowes called Perrottes, alias Fursen and Hogges leasowes in Ingon, alias Ington, alias Ingdon, in Bishops hampton and a meadow called Welcombe or Avon meadow in the parish of Stratford-upon-Avon; with covenant to levy a fine, etc.
Seal of crest.
Witnesses: G. Harvy, S. Welyngisbye, William Howpill, Daniel Dene.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/291  20 March 1603/4
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Statute-staple bond from William Clopton to Sir George Carewe, Knt., in £6000.
Dated 20 March 1 James I.
Signed, with seal of arms.
Also with seal of James I 'pro debitis recuperandis' and sign and seal of arms of Sir John Popham, Lord Chief Justice.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/292  20 March 1603/4

Contents:
Defeasance of the above statute staple, conditional upon the performance by the said William Clopton and Anne his wife of the covenants as in no. 290.
Dated 20 March 1 James I.
Counterpart, signed by William Clopton, with seal of arms.
Witnesses: S. Welyngisbye, George Hooker.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/293  3 September 1604

Contents:
Covenant that a fine to be levied by William Clopton of Clopton, esq. and Anne his wife to Sir Henry Slingesby of Scryven and Sir William Slingesby of Thorpe on the Hill, co. York, Knts., of the manor, manor-house and park of Clopton with lands, etc. in Clopton, Stratford-upon-Avon, Ingon, alias Ington, alias Ingden, and Hampton alias Bishophampton, sold by indenture of 19 March last past by the said William Clopton and Anne for £3000 to Sir George Carew of Upton Hellyns, co. Devon, Knt., Vice Chamberlain of the Queen, and Dame Joyce his wife, shall be to the use of the said Sir George and Dame Joyce.
Dated 3 September 2 James I.
Witnesses: William Wicliffe, John Carvile, William Robinson, Edward Mottershed, Thomas Wells, Robert Midleton.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/294  Trinity Term 1604
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Fine by William Clopton and Anne his wife to Sir Henry Slingesby and Sir William Slingesby, Knts., of the manor, etc. of Clopton with lands, etc. in Clopton, Stratford, Ingon, alias Ington, alias Ingden, and Hampton alias Bishopshampton.
Westminster, Trinity term, 2 James I.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/295  8 August 1607

Contents:
Deed of sale by Michael Lee of Attleborough in the parish of Nonneaton, yeoman, to Thomas Shackespeare of Little Packington, yeoman, for £44 of a cottage in Market Street, Nonneaton, with the backside of the same, 'shooting uppon the Ryver of Anckor' now or late in the tenure of William Millner, butcher, with covenants for warranty by himself, Elizabeth his wife and Marmaduke Lee his son.
Dated 8 August 5 James I.
Counterpart, with mark of Thomas Shaxpeare.
Witnesses: Thomas Shackspare, William Millner, Edward Launder, Thomas Saunders, mercer, Thomas Crosse, Clement Cradocke.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/296  12 June 1611
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Bond from Anne Cale of Bishopton in the parish of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow, and Thomas Reine of Clifford, co. Glouc., yeoman, to George Carewe, Knt., Lord Carewe of Clopton and Joyce, his wife, in £60 for the performance by the said Anne, as executrix of Thomas Cale, her husband, of covenants in indentures dated 12 June 9 James I.
Dated 12 June 9 James I.
Witnesses: Richard Wright, Anne Wright.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/297  20 November 1621
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Bond from William Ingram of Earl's Court, co. Worc., esq., to Hastings Ingram of Little Woolford, esq., in £60 to hold him harmless on a joint bond of the same date to John Marks, citizen and glazier of London, in £40 for the payment of £21.
Witnesses: John Ashenden, scrivener, George Allestre, servant of the said scrivener.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/298  16 October 1622
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Bond from Anthony Nashe of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., to John Hall of the same, gent., in £24 to perform covenants on a bargain and sale of the same date.
With seal.
Witnesses: William Courte, senior, William Gregory, Richard Lucas.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/299  15 March 1622/3
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Bond from Thomas Walker of Stratford-upon-Avon, tanner, to John Hall of the same, gent., to perform covenants by himself and Katherine his wife of the same date.
Witnesses: John Grene, Richard Castell.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/300  24 April 1623

Contents:
Deed of sale by William Burman of Borton-on-the-Hill, co. Glouc., yeoman, Richard Burman of Shotterye in the parish of Stratford-upon-Avon, yeoman and John Burman, son and heir apparent of the said Richard to William White of Wormyngton, co. Glouc., gent., of a messuage in the occupation of Anne Perkins, widow, in Stratford-upon-Avon, a messuage in the occupation of the said Richard Burman in Shotterye and 1½ yard-lands in Shotterye, with all other lands etc., of the vendors in Shotterye and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Dated 24 April 21 James I.
Witnesses: Robert Cureton, John Gilbye, Thomas Lane, William Bartlet.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/301  30 April 1623

Contents:
Covenants between William Burman, Richard Burman and John Burman, as above, no. 300, on the first part, Robert Humfryes of Borton on the Hill, co. Glouc., yeoman, on the second part, and William White on the third part, that the said Robert Humfryes shall sue out a common recovery against William White of the messuages, lands, etc. as above, no. 300, under the names of two messuages, three gardens, 50 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture, 2 acres of furze and heath and common of pasture, in Stratford-upon-Avon and Shotterye; such recovery as regards the messuage and all else in Stratford to be to the use of William Burman for his life with remainder to John Burman, and as regards the messuage and all else in Shotterye to be to the use of Richard Burman his heirs and assigns.
Dated 30 April 21 James I.
Witnesses: Robert Cureton, Thomas Yate, Thomas Lane.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/302  30 September 1623

Contents:
Lease from George Lord Carew of Clopton and Lady Joyce his wife to Avery Millard of Bridgetown, yeoman, of the messuage and farm known as Bridgetown farm for 21 years at a rent of £33 and £3 6s. 0d for rent of the tithes.
Dated 30 September 21 James I.
Witnesses: Richard Wright, William Horne, John Samuell, Robert Bellamy.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/303  30 September 1623

Contents:
Lease from the same to Richard Wright of Exall, clerk, of a messuage and farm called Harrington's farm in Bridgetown, with lands called Little Heath and Upper Withebed Leaz in Bridgetown and four ridges called Windmyll Flat in Old Stratford Field for 21 years at a rent of £25 18s 8d and 40 shillings for rent of tithes.
Dated 30 September 21 James I.
Witnesses: William Wyat, William Horne, William Emotes.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/304  9 March 1624/5

Contents:
Assignment by Jane Nevill, wife of 'Edmond of Latymer, commonlye called Earle of Westmorland' to William Clopton, senior, of Sledwick, co. Durham, esq., in consideration of a marriage between William, his son and heir, and Anne her daughter, of £1000 out of the arrears of her annuity of £600 granted by the Crown on 25 January 14 James I [1617].
Dated 9 March 22 James I.
Signed 'Jane Westmorland'.
Enrolled in the exchequer, 24 March 1624/5.
Seal, impression indistinct.
Witnesses: John Clopton, Robert Crosby, William Gatonby.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/305  28 April 1673 [SIC]

Contents:
Administration of will, with will annexed of Thomas Lucas of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., dated 30 April 1625 bequeathing to Richard Lucas his brother for his life his brother William's house with lands held by Thomas Norman; to John Lucas his brother for his life his other land held by --- Fulford, with remainder to John son of the said John; to the said John Lucas, junior, his lease of 2000 years of land in Norton and Leachwicke; to his cousin John Lucas his lands at Hardwicke and a moiety of the house and land which Joyce Hunte is estated in; to Daniel Baker and William Smith his house, had of John Smythe, in Church Street or in the end of Chappell Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, in trust for the poor of Stratford; to his aunt Smith and his cousin Anne Collett 20 shillings each 'to buy her a ringe'; to Nathaniell Olney 'a child of my man's' £100; to the poor of Stratford after his funeral £5; for 'some Wilmcote stones...' for 'Mr. Smith his causeway' £5; his kinsman (nephew) John Lucas being residuary legatee, Richard Gibbard of Beerely and Edward Collett of Tanworth, executors, and Daniel Baker and William Smith overseers and witnesses.
Administration in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, granted to John Cottrell, principal creditor

Clopton Charters  ER 3/306  15 December 1633

Contents:
Lease for a year from Joyce, Countess Dowager of Totnes, to Richard Wotton of Fleetstret, London, gent., and John Berners of the Strand, co. Midd., gent., of the manors of Clopton, Bridgetowne and Ryen Clifford, with all her lands etc. in Clopton, Ingon, alias Ingen, alias Ington, Bridgetowne, Stratford-upon-Avon, Ryen Clifford and elsewhere.
Signed 'Joyce Totnes'.
Witnesses: Thomas Clopton, John Greene, Thomas Yate, William Davis.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/307  16 December 1633

Contents:
Release by the same to the same of the same manors, etc. to the use of herself for the term of her life and at her death to the use of Thomas Clopton, gent., son of William Clopton, esq. and Anne his wife, sister of her the said countess, with provisos for revocation, etc.
Signed 'Joyce Totnes'
Witnesses: Thomas Bowker, Richard Penkethman, William Davis, John Baker, Thomas Yate.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/308  11 January 1635/6

Contents:
Assignment by William Clopton of Graies Inn, co. Midd., esq., and Robert Crosby of Barkeinge, co. Essex, gent., to Charles Towneley of Towneley, co. Lanc., of a lease for 100 years of a messuage, with lands, etc. called Humbleton and Arlawbankes, in Gainford, co. Durham, granted by John Cowlton of Barnard Castle, co. Durham, gent., 28 July 4 James 5 [1606] to William Clopton of Sledwich, co. Durham, esq. (father of the William Clopton aforesaid) and assigned to him, 16 August 4 Charles I [1628] to the now assignors.
Dated 11 January 11 Charles I.
Witnesses: William Thornton, Henry Sherburne.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/309  2 May 1636

Contents:
Lease from Elizabeth Bell of Tutenhill, widow of William Bell to Christopher Bell, her son, and Anne his wife, of a meadow, closes, etc. called Crabtree Leasowe, Liddiatt Field and Longlands, with a 'coate' shop, or building on the last-named, in King's Norton, co. Worc., for 80 years or the life of the lessor, at a yearly rent of £7, the said Elizabeth and her maid to enjoy a parlour and chamber in a messuage in King's Norton called Blackdon's Tenement, such covenants being in pursuance of a settlement on the marriage of Christopher Bell.
Witnesses: Ralph Taylor, William Freeman, John Tirer the elder.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/310  20 December 1637

Contents:
Articles whereby Thomas Clopton of Clopton, esq., covenants with John Keyt, senior, of Ebrington, co. Glouc., esq., and John Keyt, junior, his son and heir (in consideration of his marriage with Eglentyne Keyt, daughter of John Keyt, senior, and of a sum of £1000 to be paid as her dowry under the will of William Keyt her grand-father and a like sum of £1000 to be paid by the said John Keyt, junior) to settle the manor of Bridgtowne, with lands, etc. in Bridgtowne and Stratford-upon-Avon, for a jointure for the said Eglentyne and for portions for daughters who might be born of the marriage.
Witnesses: Richard Wright, Thomas Warmstry, John Clopton, John Keyt, Francis Smyth, Thomas Taylor.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/311  1 April 1638

Contents:
Covenant by Thomas Clopton with John Keyt, senior, and John Keyt, junior, in consideration of his late marriage with Eglentyne Keyt and of £2000 paid as above, no. 310, to levy a fine to John Keyt, senior, and Richard Wright of Exall, clerk, of the manors of Clopton, Bridgetown and Ryen Clifford, with lands etc. in Clopton, Ingon, Bridge town, Ryen Clifford and Old Stratford for the provision of a jointure to the said Eglentyne and for raising a sum of £2000 for marriage-portions for such daughters as might be born of the marriage.
Dated 1 April 14 Charles I, 1639 [sic].
Signed, with seal of arms.
Witnesses: Francis Keyt, Francis Smyth, Thomas Taylor, Thomas True, John Izod.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/312  9 May 1638

Contents:
Mortgage by Thomas Clopton of Clopton, esq., to Henry Bradstreet of Lambeth, co. Surrey, gent., of two closes called Waterman's Closes in the tenure of Richard Smith and two parcels of land called Bells peece in the tenure of John Hall in the lordship of Bridgetowne, for £100.
With counterpart.
Witnesses: William Westwood, Francis Smales, William Sanders.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/313  18 June 1638

Contents:
Defeasance of a statute staple bond from Thomas Clopton of Clopton, esq., to Richard Andrewes of Thorpe Underwood, co. Northt., gent., and Edward Hands of Offchurch, yeoman, in £2000 conditional on his payment on 21 December of £1040 if Robert Knightley son of Robert Knightley of Offchurch, esq., be then living, and of £880 only, if he be dead.
Witnesses: William Andrewes, John Andrewes, Francis Waters, Jerome Wakely.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/314  Trinity Term 1638
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Fine by Thomas Clopton esq., to John Keyt, esq., and Richard Wright, clerk, of the manors of Clopton, Bridgtowne and Ryen Clifford, with tithes of corn and hay in Clopton, Ingen, Bridgtowne, Ryen Clifford and Old Stratford.
Westminster, Trinity term, 14 Charles I.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/315  1 November 1639

Contents:
Covenant by Thomas Clopton of Clopton, esq., to levy a fine to John Glover of Lincoln's Inn, co. Midd., esq., and Richard Wright of Exall, clerk, of the manors of Clopton, Ryen Clyford, and Ingon, alias Ingen, and the tithes of corn and hay in Bridgetowne, etc. to inure to the use of him the said Thomas Clopton and his heirs.
Dated 1 November 15 Charles I.
Witnesses: Winstone Churchill, Valen' Mortoft, John Clopton, William Vaughan, William Padwick, Edward Walker.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/316  10 November 1639

Contents:
Declaration on a mortgage by Thomas Clopton of Clopton, esq., to Richard Andrewes of Thorpe Underwood, co. Northants., gent., and Edward Handes of Offchurch, yeoman, of lands called Wheeler's Hill, Little Park, Wheeler's close, Poole Leasowe, etc., in Clopton for £1000 to the effect that the said Richard and Edward were trustees for Robert Knightly of Offchurch, esq.
Endorsed with an assignment of the mortgage by Eleanor Knightley, relict and executrix of the above Robert, to Robert his son, dated 18 November 1656.
Witnesses: Anthony Windesor, Thomas Blount.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/317  25 February 1640/1
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Bond from George Maynwayringe, esq., Richmond Herald, Edward Walker, esq., Chester Herald and Thomas Maynwaringe of Shoreditch, co. Midd., gent., to Thomas Thompson of Stretham, co. Surrey, esq., in £100 for the payment of £52.
Dated 25 February 26 Charles I.
Endorsed with acquittance 1643/4 from Elizabeth Thompson, widow, to Thomas Maynwaringe for £10 'in parte of this bond.'
Witnesses:..... [Onslow?] Simpson, Phillip Kistell.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/318  7 April 1641

Contents:
Mortgage by Humphrey Warner of Wordesley in Kingswinford, co. Staff., yeoman, to Walter Hancox of the same, blacksmith, of two parcels of land, together one acre, in Cooknell Hill field and Netherfield in Wordesley to secure the payment of £5.
Witnesses: John Hawse, Edward Hancox, James Dalton.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/319  29 August 1642

Contents:
Mortgage by Thomas Clopton of Clopton, esq., to Edward Nash of London, draper, for £200, of a meadow in the manor of Bridgtowne in the tenure of Alice Bellamy, widow, and John Bellamy, her son, to be voided on the payment of £200 on the 1st March ensuing 'in the nowe dwellinge howse of Thomas Nashe esquier called the newe place... in Stratford upon Avon.'
With counterpart, not executed, bearing as an endorsement: 'a mortgage to old Mr. Nash not sealed.'
Note: a small brass coin about ½ inch diameter found imbedded in face of seal - the upper side showed a rose in centre and the underside a crown.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/320  4 September 1642

Contents:
Assignment by Henry Broadstreet of Lambeth, co. Surrey, gent., to Clement Austine of London, haberdasher, for £100 of the mortgage from Thomas Clopton of Waterman's Closes and Bell's peeces in Bridgetowne, as above, no. 312.
Witnesses: Anthony Harper, Martin Hoare, Joseph Woolfe.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/321  21 February 1642/3

Contents:
Deed of sale by William Combe of Old Stratford, esq., and Katheryne his wife to Thomas Jackson of Clifford Chambers, co. Glouc., turner, and John Beddom, gent., as attorney to seisin for £400 of two yard-lands in Old Stratford, Bishopton and Welcome, in the tenures respectively of Richard Ingram and Nathaniel Duppa, being parcel of a farm heretofore in the tenure of Mary Combe, widow, mother of the said William, and purchased by the latter from George Whitmore and Thomas Whitmore, esquires, 9 December 9 James I [1611]; to hold to the only use of Thomas Jackson.
Witnesses: John Dighton, Edward Owen, John Beddome, James Ell, Nicholas Riland, Richard Ingram, James Ingram.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/322  2 July 1645

Contents:
Defeasance of a statute-merchant bond from George Robbins of Studley, yeoman, to Fulk Knotsford of St. Michael's in Bedwardyne, co. Worc., esq., in £60 conditional on the payment of £30.
Dated 2 July 21 Charles I.
Witnesses: Thomas Hackett, George Hills.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/323  15 May 1647

Contents:
Mortgage by Thomas Smyth of Preston-upon-Stower, yeoman, to William Cowper of Ladbrooke, blacksmith, of all his messuages, lands, etc. in Preston for 41 years to secure the payment of £162 on 16 May 1648.
Dated 15 May 23 Charles I.
Endorsed as shown to W. Cowper at his examination 17 September 1656, 14 January 1658/9, 13 April 1659.
Witnesses: Thomas Roberts, John Rounde, Robert Harvy, Arnold Stone.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/324  20 June 1647

Contents:
Mortgage by Henry Underhill of Wrednall in Kings Norton, co. Worc., yeoman, to Christopher Bell of the same, yeoman, of his tenement garden, 'backsyde and hemplecke' and 4 acres of land called Wood Croft Close, in Wrednall to secure the payment of £200 on 20 February next.
Witnesses: Thomas Becke, William Bell, John Hornblower.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/325  30 November 1647

Contents:
Assignment by Henry Bradstreete of Lambeth, gent., and Clement Austine of London, haberdasher, to Job Dighton of Clifford, co. Glouc., esq., for £120 of the mortgage from Thomas Clopton of Waterman's Closes and Bell's peeces in Bridgetowne, as above, nos. ER3/312 and ER3/320.
Dated 30 November 23 Charles I.
Witnesses: Richard Muryell, Francis Smyth, William Gibson.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/326  1 June 1648

Contents:
Enfeoffment by Simon Cale, senior, of Bishopton, yeoman, and Simon Cale, junior, of Stratford-upon-Avon, yeoman, to Richard Holtam of Crimscoat, yeoman (in consideration of a marriage between the said Simon Cale, junior, and Anne, daughter of the said Richard Holtam and of a marriage portion of £120) of a messuage, three closes and 1½ yard-lands in Bishopton, Bishops Hampton, Clopton, Stratford-upon-Avon, Old Stratford, Shottery, Shottery Mead, and Welcombe and 41 lands of arable land, containing 20 acres in the fields of Bishopton, and a messuage in Greenhill Street in Stratford-upon-Avon in the occupation of Simon Cale the younger; to hold one moiety of the messuage and lands first named and of the 20 acres in Bishopton to the use of Simon Cale, senior, for his life, and then to the said Anne for a jointure, with remainder to the heirs of the body of Simon Cale, junior, and the other moiety to the use of Simon Cale, senior, for his life with remainder to the heirs male of Simon Cale, junior, and to hold the messuage in Stratford-upon-Avon to the use of Simon Cale, junior, for life and then to the said Anne for a jointure, with remainder to the heirs of the bodies of the said Simon, junior, and Anne.
Witnesses: John Dighton, Richard Castell, Thomas Warren, John Ryland, John Cale, Henry Cawdry, John George, John George, junior.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/327  24 November 1648

Contents:
Articles between Francis Smyth of Clopton, gent., (on behalf of John Clopton, son and heir of Thomas Clopton esq., deceased, and with the consent of John Keyt, esq., guardian to the same John) and James Prescott of Warwick, gent., (on behalf of Richard Andrewes of Thorpe Underwood, co. Northt., esq., and Edward Hands of Offchurch, yeoman) covenanting that on payment by the said Francis Smyth in specified instalments of £320 for arrears of interest at 8 per cent on a mortgage from Thomas Clopton to Richard Andrewes and Edward Hands for £1000 for 500 years, dated 18 June 1638, of Wheeler's Hill, Little Park, Wheeler's Close, Poole Leasow, etc. in Clopton and on payment yearly of £80, the mortgagors shall be left in peaceable possession of the said lands.
Witnesses: [Sir] William Sambach [Knt.], Francis Waters, William Gibson, Francis Keyt, Thomas Taylor, George Righton, John Keyt, Francis Smyth.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/328  Easter Term 1649
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Fine by Simon Cale, senior, and Simon Cale, junior, to Richard Holtam of two messuages and gardens, 80 acres of land, six acres of meadow, 30 acres of pasture and 10 acres of common pasture etc., in Old Stratford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bishopton, Bishops Hampton, Clopton, Shottery and Welcombe.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/329  7 December 1649

Contents:
Lease from Henry Nisbitt of St. Martin's in the Fields, co. Middx., M.D., to Robert Smyth of London, saddler, of closes called Hogg Leasow, Ramm Close and Poole Leasow, in the manor of Ingen, Ingon or Ington, in the parish of Hampton Lucy, for 3 years at a yearly rent of £36.
Witnesses: John Nisbett, Edward Winton, Thomas Smyth.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/330  18 December 1649
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Bond from Walter Davis, butcher, and Thomas Davis, tanner, both of Stratford-upon-Avon, to Michael Goodrich of Snitterfield, gent., in £20 for the due payment of a rent of £2.1s.0d on a lease to the said Walter of one part of a messuage in Stratford.
Witnesses: Edward Harford, James Clarke, Walter Clarke.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/331  12 February 1650/1

Contents:
Record of a plea in the Upper Bench at Westminster, Hilary term, 1650/51, Francis Anckhorne, plaintiff, v. William Smyth and Nathaniel Smyth, defendants, for ejecting him from a messuage and lands at Fullready, leased to him by Edward Underhill, esq., on 9 November 1649 for 7 years, the hearing being referred to the assizes at Warwick. Writ of summons to the jury in the above case with the names of the panel.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/332  Hilary Term, 1650/1

Clopton Charters  ER 3/332/a  [n.d.]
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Record of a plea in the Upper Bench of Westminster. Thomas Compton, plaintiff, v. Thomas Statham, alias Cooke, Henry Statham alias Cooke and John Woodward, defendants, for a trespass on a house and close in Upper Eatington, on 20 November 1648, the hearing being referred to the assizes at Warwick.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/332/b  12 February 1650/1
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Writ of summons to the jury in the above case with the names of the panel.
Dated Westminster.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/332/c  12 February 1650/1
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Similar writ, etc. in a case of Thomas Compton v. John Hunte for trespass.
Dated Westminster
Three documents sewn together.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/333  14 November 1651

Contents:
Deed of sale by Edward Underhill of Meene [Meon], co. Glos., esq., and Mary his wife, to Edward Canning of Upper Eatington, butcher, and Anne his wife for £46 of a tenement and close and a quarter of a yard land in Upper Eatington in the tenure of Susan Weoly and Anne Weoly with pasture for two beasts and ten sheep, to hold to the said Edward Canninge for life, with remainder to the said Anne for life, if she remain a widow, otherwise as the said Edward shall devise by will and in default to his heirs and assigns.
Signed: Edward Underhill, Mary Underhill.
Witnesses: Walter Davies, Edmund Jakeman, Robert Corbett, George Righton, Edward Slye.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/334  5 October 1657

Contents:
Deed of sale by Josiah Sowtham of Loxley, 'woollwynder' to Jonathan Sowtham of the same, 'woollwynder', his eldest son, for £46 of three messuages in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, formerly in the tenure of Matthew Blackford, John Mountford and Robert Durham.
Seal, I.S.
Witnesses: Richard Cleeve, Richard Hopkins, Thomas Dadley.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/335  5 October 1658

Contents:
Deed of sale by Josiah Sowtham to Jonathan Sowtham, his eldest son of the three messuages in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, as above, no. 334.
Endorsed with note of delivery of seisin on the same day.
Witnesses: R. [Richard] Molineux, Humfrey Juckes, Henry Cornell, John Cornell.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/336  25 November 1658

Contents:
Indenture whereby Thomas Clapton, son of Thomas Clapton, late of Clapton, gent., deceased, binds himself apprentice to Francis Steward of London, mariner, for five years to be instructed in 'the Arte and Misterie of Navigacion'
Witnesses: Edward Radcliffe, John Carter.
Endorsed: 'The Counterpart of Thomas Clapton's Indenture of apprentishipp to Captain Steward... This is to be delivered to John Clapton Esq.'

Clopton Charters  ER 3/337  26 May 1662

Contents:
Lease for a year by John Clopton of Clopton esq., to Sir Edward Walker, Knt., Garter King of Arms, of the manors of Clopton, Bridgetowne, and Ryen Clifford, with all the manors, messuages, lands etc. conveyed to the use of Thomas Clopton, father of the said John by Joyce, Countess Dowager of Totness, by deeds of the 15 and 16 December 1633, and all the messuages, lands, etc., of him the said John in Clopton, Ingon alias Ingen, alias Ington, Bridgetowne, Stratford-upon-Avon, Ryen Clifford or elsewhere.
Signed, 'Edward Walker, Garter.'
Witnesses: Charles Dalyson, John Paris, William Keyt, John Greenfield, William Moore, Anthony Rider, Robert Saunderson.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/338  27 May 1662

Contents:
Release by John Clopton esq. to Sir Edward Walker, Knt., of the manors, lands, etc. as above, no. 337, for a settlement and entail on his marriage with Barbara, sole daughter and only child of the said Sir Edward, and in consideration of a marriage portion of £2000.
Signed by John Clopton and William Keyt and John Greenfield, trustees.
Particulars of the lands in Bridgetown annexed.
Witnesses: Charles Dalyson, W. Thorold, William Moore, John Paris, Anthony Rider, Robert Saunderson.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/339  Michaelmas Term 1662

Contents:
Fine by John Clopton esq., to Sir Edward Walker, Knt., of the manors of Clopton, Bridgetowne and Ryen Clifford and of two messuages, two cottages, 500 acres of land, 50 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 100 acres of wood, and 100 acres of heath in Clopton, Ingen, alias Ingon, alias Ington, Bridgetowne, Stratford-upon-Avon and Ryen Clifford, together with tithes in the same.
Westminster, Michaelmas Term, 14 Charles II.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/340  23 March 1662/3

Contents:
Acquittance from Brome Whorwood of Holton, co. Oxon., esq., to John Clopton, esq., for 5 shillings consideration money on an indenture of the same date.
Witnesses: Charles Bird, Thomas Cappar, William Thornbrough.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/341  23 March 1662/3

Contents:
Power of attorney from Brome Whorwood of Halton, co. Oxon, esq., to Edward Mayden of the Precincts of St. Katherine's near the Tower of London, gent., to deliver seisin to John Clopton, esq., of manors, lands, etc. bargained and sold to him in an indenture of the same date.
Witnesses as 340.
Endorsed: 'Broome Whorwoods letter of Attorney belonging to that knavish assignmt he made my uncle (ye cause of suits)'

Clopton Charters  ER 3/342  16 May 1663

Contents:
Assignment by Samuel Argoll of St. Martin's in the Fields, co. Middx., M.D., Thomas Argoll of Much Baddow, co. Essex, esq., and Edmund Tooke of Dartford, co. Kent, esq., to Adrian Queeny, citizen and drugster, and John Sadler, citizen and drugster, both of Bucklersbury, London, for £460 of a lease from Thomas Clopton of Clopton, esq., to John Crew of Utkinton, co. Chester, esq., of the manor of Ingon, alias Ington, in Hampton Lucey, and three closes called Poolasowe, Hoglasowe and the Ramme Close in the same, for 99 years dated 26 November 14 Charles I [1638], which premises were again leased on 27 November by John Crew to Thomas Clopton for 98 years and 11 months at a yearly rent of £40, both leases to be void by the payment by Thomas Clopton of £500.
Dated 16 May 15 Charles II.
Witnesses: William Moore, Robert Lloyd, John Planner.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/343  3 August 1664

Contents:
Release by Richard Rash of Bleydon, co. Oxon., shepherd, to Jackson Morrell of Clifford Chambers, co. Glouc., yeoman, his near kinsman, for £200 of two yard lands, late the land of Thomas Jackson, turner, and inherited by the said Richard Rash in the liberties of Old Stratford, Welcombe and Bishopton.
Witnesses: Francis Oldfeild, George Ryves, Rice Yeates, Henry Jefferies, Richard Ball.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/344  3 August 1664

Contents:
Release by George Ryves of Woodstock, co. Oxon., gent., and Richard Ball of Kinghorn, co. Oxon., gent., to Jackson Morrell of Clifford Chambers, co. Glouc., for 5 shillings of the two yard lands, as above, no. ER3/343.
Witnesses: Rice Yeates, Francis Oldfeild, Jackson Morrell, Henry Jefferies, Samuel Dering.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/345  10 December 1668

Contents:
Covenant between Richard Smith of Stratford-upon-Avon, yeoman, and Mary his wife (first part), Edmund Chambers of Gorcott in Studley, gent., and Edward Owen of Clifford Chambers, gent., (2nd part) and Thomas Hitchcox of Stratford, barber-chirurgion (3rd part) for £76 paid by Thomas Hitchcox, to levy a fine and suffer a Recovery of a messuage in Stratford in the Middle Row between Bridge Street on the south and Back Bridge Street on the north, in the tenure of him the said Richard Smith, to the use of Edward Owen of Clifford Chambers, co. Glouc., gent., in trust for the said Thomas Hitchcox.
Witnesses: Richard Kempson, Edmund Hayes, Thomas Nason, H. Phillips, W. Fetherston, Henry Farran.
With counterpart.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/346  Hilary Term, 1669; 1668/9
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Recovery by Edward Owen against Edmund Chambers (calling Richard SMITH, of, yeoman to warranty) of the messuage in Stratford-upon-Avon as above, no. ER3/345.
Hilary Term, 20 and 21 Charles II.
Exemplified 12 February [1669].

Clopton Charters  ER 3/347  2 May 1670

Contents:
Lease by Jackson Morrell of Atherston, yeoman, to Edward Canning of Upper Eatington, butcher, of lands in the fields of Old Stratford, Bishopton and Welcombe now or late in the tenure of Joseph Phillips and formerly in the tenure of Richard Peacock, amounting to half a yard land for 200 years, by way of mortgage to secure the payment of £53 by 3 May 1671.
Witnesses: William Gibson, Charles Morrell, William Hands, Thomas Smith, John Canning.
Acquittance dated 2 May 1670 from Jackson Morrell to Edward Caninge for £50 attached.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/348  15 March 1671/2

Contents:
Lease by Jackson Morrell to Edward Caninge of lands in the fields of Old Stratford, Bishopton and Welcombe, now in the tenure of John Careless and formerly in the tenure of Richard Ashfeild, amounting to half a yard land, for 200 years, by way of mortgage to secure the payment of £53 by 16 March 1672/3.
Witnesses: William Gibson, John Underhill, John Canning, Robert Dickins.
Attached: Acquitance from Jackson Morrell to Edward Caninge for £50; and bond in £100 to perform covenants.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/349  9 June 1673

Contents:
Deed of sale by Simon Cale of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., and Anne his wife to Sir Edward Walker, Knt., Garter King of Arms, one of the Clerks of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, for £640 of a messuage, three closes and 1½ yard lands in Bishopton, Bishops Hampton, Clopton, Old Stratford, Shottery, Shottery Meadow and Welcom, and 41 lands of arable land, containing 20 acres in the fields of Bishopton.
Witnesses: John Clopton, Edward Harrison, Thomas Newsham, John Woolmer, junior, William Gibson, John Adkins.
Memorandum of delivery of seisin in the presence of William Combe, John Combe, Richard Smithe, Ralph Callow, John Harris.
With bond from Simon Cale to Sir Edward Walker in £1000 to perform covenants.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/350  18 July 1673

Contents:
Declaration of uses on a fine by Simon Cale and Anne his wife to Sir Edward Walker of the messuage, lands, etc. as above, no. 349, viz. that it shall enure to the only use and behoof of the said Sir Edward.
Witnesses: William Gibson, Richard Smithe, Samuel Hewes, Benjamin Beddome junior.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/351  Michaelmas Term 1673

Contents:
Fine by Warberton Hull, gent., and Mary his wife to Sir Edward Walker, Knt., of 32 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, 5 acres of pasture, 4 acres of heath, etc. in Old Stratford, Welcombe, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Bishopton.
Westminster, Morrow of All Souls, 25 Charles II 1673.
In duplicate.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/352  2 May 1674

Contents:
Lease from Sir John Clopton of Clopton, Knt., to John Wooddin of Bridgtowne in Old Stratford, gent., of two newly erected messuages, a storehouse, garden, coal-yard, brick-kiln and brick-house, etc. in Bridgtowne for 21 years at a yearly rent of £30.
Witnesses: Henry Smith, William Gibson, John Adkins.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/353  5 January 1675/6

Contents:
Lease from Sir John Clopton to John Foorth of Hackney, co. Middx., esq., and Thomas Taylor of Worcester, scrivener, of the two messuages etc. in Bridgetowne, as above, no. 352, together with a yard adjoining to Stratford Bridge or near the Bridgefoot late in the occupation of John Woolmer, gent and the sluice at the lower end of Bridgetowne meadow for 21 years at a yearly rent of £30.
Witnesses: Thomas Rawlins, John Woolmer, junior, Richard Smith, Edmund Rawlins.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/354  14 April 1676

Contents:
Assignment by Edward Canninge of Upper Eatington, butcher (with consent of Jackson Morrell of Atherston upon Stower, yeoman) to William Gibson of Shottery, gent., for £124 of two mortgages from Jackson Morrell to Edward Canninge of lands in Old Stratford, Bishopton and Welcombe, dated 2 May 1670 and 15 March 1672, as above, nos. ER3/347-348, to hold for the residue of the terms of 200 years, with right of actual possession if the said Jackson shall make default in paying £3 14s 0d on 16 October and £127 14s 0d on 16 April 1677.
Witnesses: John Bacon, John Thorpe, John Caning, Samuel Barnard.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/355  29 April 1676

Contents:
Lease from Sir John Clopton of Clopton, Knt., to Edward Harrison of Old Stratford, gent., of two closes in the manor of Clopton and parish of Old Stratford called Wood's Close and Smart's Close for 50 years (if the said Edward Harrison shall so long live) for a payment in hand of £100.
Witnesses: William Gibson, Elizabeth Clarke, John Adkins.
Endorsed with eleven acquittances from Edward Harrison to Sir John Clopton for half-yearly payments of £6 for rent of the premises; 15 May 1679 - 15 November 1698.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/356  3 May 1676

Contents:
Lease from Edward Harrison to Sir John Clopton of the two closes as above, no. ER3/355, for 49 years, 11 months, 21 days (if the said Edward Harrison shall so long live) at a yearly rent of £12.
Endorsed with acquittance, 12 May 1677, 5 May and 8 December 1681.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/357  1 March 1677/8

Contents:
Covenant by Thomas Milward of Curdworth, esq., and Anne his wife (one of the four daughters and co-heirs of Edward Darcy, late of Dartford, co. Kent) to levy to Hugh Hutchin Rugeley of Coleshill, gent., a fine of the fourth part of the manor of Curdworth and Minworth and of the capital messuage in Curdworth called the New House and of all other the lands, etc. of the late Edward Darcy in Curdworth and Minworth, Aston near Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield and of a messuage etc. called Ashted Farm in Ashted, co. Surrey.
Signed: Thomas Milward, Anne Milward.
Witnesses: Isaac Kimberley, William Purefoy, Richard Wilcox, John Hurst.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/358  Easter Term 1678
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Fine by Thomas Milward and Anne his wife to Hugh Hutchin Rugeley of a fourth part of the manor of Curdworth alias Cudworth and Minworth, with the lands, etc. as above, no. ER3/357.
Westminster, Easter Term, 30 Charles II.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/359  29 and 30 September 1679

Contents:
Lease for six months and Release by Edward Owen of Clifford Chambers, co. Glouc., gent., to Robert Hitchcox, gent., son and heir of Isaac Hitchcox, late of Roydon, co. Essex, gent., and of Frances his wife (the said Frances, as guardian of Robert Hitchcox an infant, being a party) of the messuage in Stratford, as above, no. ER3/345, Isaac Hitchcox being 'cousin' and heir of Thomas Hitchcox there named, and son and heir of Robert Hitchcox, late of Ware, co. Herts., who was son and heir of Richard Hitchcox, late of Ware, who was brother of Thomas Hitchcox. Witnesses: Joseph Johnson, Michael Field, John Millward
According to the endorsement by R.B. Wheler, the messuage was the Three Tuns Public house.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/360  9 January 1679/80

Contents:
Lease from the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Stratford-upon-Avon, to Michael Johnson of the same, mercer, of an arable meadow in the precincts of Bridgtowne, in the occupation of the said Michael, for 21 years for £100 in hand a yearly rent of 20 shillings and a couple of capons to the Mayor on 1 January.
Fragment of Corporation seal.
Ensorsed with an assignment of the same by Mary Johnson, widow and executrix of Michael Johnson to Sir John Clopton for £80; dated 28 November 1684.
Witnesses: Thomas Ainge, Richard Beddell.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/361  24 May 1681

Contents:
Lease for a year from Henry Cookes of Stratford-upon-Avon 'maulster' and Katherine his wife and Josiah Sowtham of Stratford, woolwinder, to Joseph Hunt of Stratford, gent., and Daniel Mason of the same, mercer, of three messuages and gardens in Henly Street, Stratford, all adjoining and in the respective tenures of John Mountford, John Cooke and Roger Dooly.
Witnesses: --- Mason, Joseph Hunt junior, Anne Mason.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/362  25 May 1681

Contents:
Enfeoffment by the same to the same of the three messuages etc. as above, in trust for Isabell Baylis of Stratford, widow, by way of mortgage to secure the payment, with interest, of £40 by 26 May 1683.
With two counterparts.
Witnesses: Joseph Hunt Junior Anne Mason, Isabell Mason.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/363  24 February 1681/2

Contents:
Indenture whereby Thomas Browne, son in law of William Morris of Hinckley, co. Leic., blacksmith, binds himself apprentice to Joseph Callis of Hinckley, cordwinder, for seven years with a premium of £6.
Witnesses: Richard Shakespeare, Thomas Morris, William Neale.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/364  14 May 1683

Contents:
Lease from Sir John Clopton of Clopton, Knt., to William Hall of Stratford-upon-Avon, fellmonger, of a close in Clopton called Smart's Close and a close in Bridgetowne 'the furthest ground on the Crosse on the Hill next Clifford Lane' for 21 years at a yearly rent of £20.
Signed: William Hall.
Witness: Samuel Phillips

Clopton Charters  ER 3/365  26 May 1683

Contents:
Assignment by Isabell Baylis, Joseph Hunt and Daniell Mason, to Robert Wootten, barber chirugion, all of Stratford-upon-Avon, for £40 of the three messuages as above, no. ER3/362, the mortgagors having made default in payment.
Witnesses: Thomas Slater, John Nason the younger, Hanah Denit.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/366  20 June 1685

Contents:
Demise by Henry Cookes, maltster, Katherine his wife and Josiah Sowtham, woolman, with consent of Isabell Baylis and Robert Wootten of Stratford-upon-Avon, 'barber chirurgion' to Thomas Sowtham of Welcombe, woolman, of the messuage, etc. in Henly Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, in the tenure of Roger Dooly, as above, no. ER3/361, for 495 years by way of mortgage to secure the payment, with interest, of £62 by 24 June 1690.
Witnesses: Thomas Southerne, Joseph Hunt, Thomas Slater, Nathaniel Mason.
With counterpart.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/367  20 July 1685

Contents:
Lease for a year from Josiah Sowtham of Stratford-upon-Avon, woolman, to James Sowtham of Welcombe, yeoman, of the messuage etc. in Hendley Street, Stratford, in the tenure of Roger Dooly, as above, no. ER3/361.
Witnesses: Joseph Hunt, Nathaniel Mason, William Smith.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/368  21 July 1685

Contents:
Release by Josiah Sowtham to James Sowtham in consideration of £20 paid by Thomas Sowtham, son of the said James, of the messuage etc. as above, no. 367.
Witnesses: Joseph Hunt, Nathaniel Mason, William Smith, dyer.
Endorsed with a declaration by James Sowtham that his name is only used in trust for Thomas Sowtham his son. Also endorsed with covenants dated 9 January 1689/90 that the said James shall hold the premises to the use of Thomas Sowtham and Anne his wife, daughter of Katherine Yearwood of Warwick, widow, in consideration of a marriage portion of £100 and to the use of the survivor of them, with remainder to the heirs of their bodies.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/369  1 November 1685

Contents:
Lease from Edward Clopton of Clopton, esq., to Sir John Clopton, Knt., his father, of a farm in Bridgetowne, heath-ground called Brownes heath, two meadows and two 'rye peices' in Clifford Chambers, co. Glouc., for 21 years at a yearly rent of £100.
Witnesses: John Baker, Richard Smithe.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/370  25 June 1687

Contents:
Lease from Sir John Clopton of Clopton, Knt., to John Freeman of Stratford-upon-Avon, joiner, of a messuage, close and garden in Bridgtowne in the parish of Old Stratford, late in the occupation of William Greeneway for 7 years, at a yearly rent of £6.
Witnesses: John Wake, Richard Smithe.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/371  24 February 1687/8

Contents:
Lease from Sir John Clopton of Clopton, Knt., to Thomas Bickerton of Bridgtowne, husbandman, of a messuage or farmhouse, closes, etc. in Bridgtowne, late in the occupation of Frances Milward, widow, for 10 years at a yearly rent of £66.
Witnesses: John Aston, Richard Smithe.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/372  9 February 1689/90

Contents:
Assignment by Thomas Sowtham of Welcombe, woolman, (in consideration of a marriage already had with Anne, daughter of Henry Yearwood, late of Warwick, and of £100 paid by Katherine Yearwood her mother as a marriage portion) to William Challoner of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., and Edmund Perkes of Lincoln's Inn, gent., of the mortgage of a messuage in Henly Street, Stratford, as above, no. ER3/366, to hold the same in trust for himself for life, and on his death in trust for the said Anne his wife for life, with remainder to the heirs of their bodies.
Witnesses: Arthur Fletcher, Thomas Bloxam, Edward Townsend.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/373  30 August 1690

Contents:
Indenture between Hastings Ingram, senior, of Little Wolford, esq., and William Randoll, late of Burmington, and now of Little Wolford, gent., whereby the said Hastings Ingram, having by covenant dated 19 October 1672, and fine in Hilary term, 1673, conveyed to George Greenwood of Chastleton, co. Oxon., gent. (since deceased) and the said William Randoll several messuages, a water corn-mill, lands, etc. in Little and Great Wolford in trust for him, the said Hastings Ingram, for life, and at his death to hold for 99 years to raise a sum of £1600 for portions for Hastings, Edward, Mollins, William and Anthony Ingram his younger sons on their respectively attaining the age of 21 and to provide £10 a year for each in the meanwhile, now revokes the said trust (Edward Ingram being dead and the rest having attained or nearly attained the age of 21) so far as to reduce the sum to be raised from £1600 to £1000, whereof £300 is to be paid to Hastings Ingram, junior, Mollins Ingram and Anthony Ingram and £100 to William Ingram, the last-named having been bred up to a trade; with other provisos.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/374  29 May 1693

Contents:
Lease from Sir John Clopton of Clopton, Knt., to Christopher Waringe of Stratford-upon-Avon, blacksmith, of a close in Bridgtowne and four lands called The Windmill Napp in the common fields of Old Stratford, for 20 years, at a yearly rent of £12.
Witnesses: Henry Tomlins, Richard Smithe.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/375  1 September 1693

Contents:
Articles on the marriage of John Francis of Welsborne Mountford, yeoman (son and heir of George Francis of the same, yeoman) and Hester Fuller alias Roleright (daughter of Richard Fuller alias Roleright, of Little Woolford, yeoman) whereby George Francis, in consideration of £250, the marriage portion of the said Hester, covenants to convey to John Fuller alias Roleright, son of the said Richard and William Cleeve of Welsborne, yeoman, two messuages, 3½ yard lands and closes called Arbor Close and Upperfield Closes in Wellesbourne Mountford, the possession of George Francis in trust for a settlement and for a jointure to the said Hester, with various provisos.
Witnesses: Joseph Hunt, Elizabeth Matts, Samuel West.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/376  25 June 1694

Contents:
Release by Katherine Cookes of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow, to Thomas Sowtham of the same, woolman, for £4. 10s. 0d of the messuage, etc. in Henley Street, Stratford, mortgaged, as above, no. ER3/366, 20 June 1685, the mortgagors, Henry Cookes and Josiah Sowtham, being since dead and payment of principal and interest being altogether in default.
Witnesses: Thomas Cale, Henry Yearwood, Ellen Sowtham.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/377  13 April 1695

Contents:
Mortgage by John Woolmer, senior, of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., and John Woolmer, junior, of Gainsborough, co. Linc., mercer, his son and heir, to Robert Fotherby of London, salter, of a close in the nether end of Church Street in Stratford and a barn of four bays on the same, built by, and late in the occupation of, Thomas Taylor, baker, and now in the tenure of George Hurst and Anthony Bell for 500 years, to secure payment of £150 and £4. 10s. 0d interest on 13 October next.
Witnesses: Charles Durham servant to Joseph Woolmer, Elizabeth Baker servant to John Woolmer the elder, Joseph Woolmer, Matthew Pepper servant to John Woolmer junior, J. Robinson clerk to Sir Willoughby Hickman.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/378  30 August 1697

Contents:
Lease from Sir John Clopton of Clopton, Knt., to Joseph Freeman of Stratford-upon-Avon, maltster, of a messuage in Bridgtowne, in the tenure of Elizabeth Freeman, widow, called the Bear, with its appurtenances, closes called Home Close (6 acres), Shipston Lane Close (12 acres), Burnt Style Close (6 acres) and the Lower Rushbrooke (7 acres) and meadow called the Upper Part of Harrington's Leyes, all late in the tenure of John Freeman, husband of the said Elizabeth; to hold for 9 years at a yearly rent of £20 for the Bear and £37 for the rest, with £5 for every acre of meadow he should convert into tillage.
Sealed with Clopton arms.
Witnesses: Josiah Freeman, Samuel Sharpe, N. Mason.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/379  3 January 1697/8

Contents:
Demise for a year by Sir John Clopton of Clopton, Knt., to Hugh Clopton, esq., his second son, of three closes in Clopton, called Jakemans grounds, containing 28 acres; 3 closes, two called Edkins Leasows and the other Furzen Hill, containing 50 acres; the part of Grove Leasowe without Clopton Park containing 26 acres; Smart's Close of 9 acres and Windmill Ground of 21 acres; closes in Ingen called Hogg Leasowes, Hogg Leasow meadow, Pool Leasow, Pool Leasow meadow and Ram Close containing 130 acres; 8 closes in Ryen Clifford and Bridgetowne called the Sally Closes; and all other his lands, etc., in Clopton, Ingen, Ryen Clifford and Bridgetowne held by him in fee simple.
Witnesses: Ann Woolmer, Elizabeth Woolmer Gainsborough, Ann Woolmer, junior, John Woolmer, Thomas Woolmer.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/380  23 March 1697/8

Contents:
Lease by Sir John Clopton of Clopton, Knt., to William Gibbs and William Horne of Bishopton, yeomen, of two closes in Clopton called Edkins Leasows containing 38 acres and two closes adjoining called Grove Leasowe containing 35 acres for 12 years, at a yearly rent of £40.
Witnesses: Hugh Clopton, Adam Gibbs, John Haris.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/381  25 March 1698

Contents:
Assignment by Richard Wilcox, junior, of Minworth, in Curdworth, yeoman, to Thomas Milward of Curdworth, esq., for £18 of a lease from Edward Darcy of Dartford, co. Kent., esq., dated 13 June 1667, of a messuage etc., 25 acres of land, 16 acres of meadow, and 40 acres of pasture in Sutton Coldfield, Minworth, Curdworth and Wigginshall for the life of the said Richard Wilcox and Catherine Clarke, daughter of Henry [?Favell], of Weston Wavell, co. Northt.
Witnesses: Thomas Blew, Oliver Fullwood.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/382  1 July 1698

Contents:
Release by Hugh Clopton of the Middle Temple, London, esq., to Sir John Clopton of Clopton, Knt., of a parcel of land of 15 acres in the late inclosed park at Clopton, taken out of Grove Leasow and the several parcels of land, of 7 acres, in the same park called Buttons, all heretofore in the tenure of Walter King and Simon Horne.
Witnesses: Elizabeth Woolmer, Thomas Hunt, junior, John Woolmer.
Endorsed: 'A grant of lands in ye park from my son Hugh Clopton to me, charged by my Will with £10 per ann. to my son William Clopton'.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/383  20 May 1698

Contents:
Lease by Sir John Clopton of Clopton, Knt., to Samuel Sharpe of Bridgetowne, 'coller-maker' of the messuage called the Talbott in which he, the lessee, now dwells, in Bridgetowne, with its appurtenances, a parcel of meadow called the Lower part of Harringtons Leyes containing 7½ acres and a close called Brickhills Close containing 5 acres, all in Bridgetowne, for 21 years, at a yearly rent of £28.
Witnesses: Thomas Tims, N. Mason.
Seal: Clopton arms.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/384  30 July 1698

Contents:
Lease by Sir John Clopton of Clopton, Knt., to John Hunt of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., of 5 closes in Rushbrooke, in the parish of Old Stratford heretofore in the tenure of John Woolmer tobbaconist, 6 closes in Bridgtowne in the same parish, parcel of the farm lately held by Avery Milward, a close in Bridgtowne on the west side of the Gospell Elme ground and two closes in the manor of Clopton called Smart's close and Windmill Ground, all being now or lately in the tenure of the said John Hunt, to hold for 11 years at a yearly rent of £100.
Witnesses: Elizabeth Clopton, William Clopton, Thomas Martin.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/385  17 and 18 August 1699

Contents:
Lease for a year and release by William Cleeve of Welsborne Mountford, gent., to William Pemberton of Stratford-upon-Avon, innholder, of a messuage in Stratford in Middle Row in Bridge Street, known as the Three Tuns in the possession of the said William Pemberton and late in the tenure of Peter Frencham, heretofore part of the estate of Robert Hitchcox and Frances Hitchcox and purchased of them by the said William Cleeve.
Witnesses: Thomas Capp, N. Mason.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/386  February 1700/1

Contents:
Inventory of goods, chattels, etc. of Anne Cartwright, deceased intestate, late of Twexbury, co. Glouc., spinster, valued at £562.
Examined by William Cartwright, brother and administrator, at Gloucester, 20 February 1700/1.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/387  14 March 1700/1

Contents:
Lease by Ann Milward and Elizabeth Milward of Curdworth, spinsters, only children and heirs of Thomas Milward of Curdworth, esq., to Abraham Hargrave of Minworth, gent., of a messuage, etc. in Minworth, in the parish of Curdworth, with the lands etc. belonging thereto, viz. 3 acres or 'daysworks' in Minworth feild, the Mill Meadow, the Lingard's Leyes or the Sitches, one acre 'in the backside of Joseph Lingard', the Pedmore Hades, Smithfeild, one acre or 'day's math' in Curdworth Meadow, 4 acres or 'day's worke' in Greaves feild, 9 acres in Church feild, 4 acres in Dunton feild, and 2 acres in Hill feild, for 7 years, at a yearly rent of £25.
Witnesses: Mary Newman, Frances Granger, Oliver Fullwood.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/388  26 September 1702

Contents:
Assignment by Sir John Clopton of Clopton, Knt., and Hugh Clopton, his second son, in consideration of a marriage between the said Hugh and Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Millward of Curdworth, esq., (the said Thomas and Elizabeth being parties) to Richard Dighton of Clifford Chambers, co. Glouc., esq., and Carew Guidett of Lincoln's Inn, co. Midd., esq., of two leases to the said Sir John Clopton, the one from Charles [Sackville] Earl of Dorset, of a piece of ground, 114 x 42 ft., in the Guild Pitts in Stratford-upon-Avon or Old Stratford for 150 years at a yearly rent of 2s 6d, dated 20 May 1679, the other from the Mayor and Corporation of Stratford of a piece of arable meadow in the liberties of Old Stratford for 51 years at a yearly rent of 20 shillings and two capons, dated 13 June 1692; such assignment to be to the use of the said Sir John Clopton for life, then to Hugh Clopton for life, then to Elizabeth Millward his wife for life and then to the heirs of their bodies, and in default as the survivor of the said Sir John, Hugh and Elizabeth shall appoint.
Witnesses: William Granger, Henry Parker, Thomas Allsop, Thomas Woolmer.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/389  Michaelmas Term 1703
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Indentures of fine by Hugh Clopton, esq., and Elizabeth his wife to William Granger of 7 messuages, 3 cottages, 10 gardens, 10 orchards, 150 acres of land, 60 acres of meadow, 150 acres of pasture, 50 acres of wood, 50 acres of heath and furze and common of pasture in Newhall, Stanton Ward and Stapenhill, co. Derby, with the fourth part of £10 rent for mines of coal and of all tithes in Newhall, Stanton Ward, Stapenhill and Hartshorne and the fourth part of the advowson of Hartshorne church.
Westminster Martinmas, 2 Anne.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/390  12 November 1705

Contents:
'A Terry [sc. Terrier] of ye yard Land diuided from Kinborough Argent, widdow [in or near Brailes] ye six and twentieth day of October 1646, and now assigned to Mr. John Workeman, junior, by his grandfather'.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/391  11 January 1706/7

Contents:
Deed of sale by William Smith of Old Stratford, gent., son and heir of Robert Smith, late of London, grocer, who was brother and heir of Henry Smith, late of Old Stratford, gent., to Hugh Clopton of the Middle Temple, London, esq., for £35 of a garden-plot of ¾ acre commonly called Hammond's Garden, late in the tenure of Mary Hammond, widow, and now in the tenure of the said Hugh Clopton, in Stratford-upon-Avon, adjoing William Salmon's garden on the east, the Vicarage garden and Chappell orchard on the west, Nathaniel Mason's cherry orchard on the south, and gardens of cottages fronting Chappell Lane on the north, and also one way or passage to the said plot through the entry of the house and garden wherein... Marshall, widow, now inhabits.
Dated 11 January 5 Anne.
Witnesses: Ann Woolmer, Thomas Woolmer, John Woolmer, Francis Granger.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/392  1 and 2 July 1709

Contents:
Lease for a year and release by William Pemberton of Stratford, innholder, and Dorothy his wife to Robert Petey of Rowington, yeoman, and John Campden of Bromwell Hall in Lapworth, yeoman, of the Three Tuns in Bridge Street, Stratford, as above, no. 385, in the tenure of Benjamin FLAVELL, a messuage on the east side thereof in the tenure of Josiah Freeman and a little lane between the streets on the west side, in trust to the use of Catherine, wife of William Walford of Stratford, shoemaker, for her life and at her death to the use of Robert Richards, her son by her first husband Robert Richards, late of Stratford, tailor, in tail, with remainder to the said William Walford.
Witnesses: Joshua Smith, Thomas Woolmer, John Woolmer.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/393  16 December 1714

Contents:
Articles for the sale by William Rutter of Stratford-upon-Avon joiner, to Richard Newcomb, of the same, carrier, for £55 of a messuage, etc. in the Ely Street, alias the Swine Street, Stratford.
Witnesses: Stephen Lowe, Nathaniel Mason.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/394  9 January 1715/6

Contents:
Lease from Sir John Clopton of Clopton, Knt., to Hugh Clopton of Stratford-upon-Avon, esq., of two closes in the manor of Bridgtowne, adjoining Banbury Lane and containing about 20 acres, now or late in the tenure of Samuell Smith and heretofore in the tenure of Walter Milward, for 21 years at a yearly rent of £10.
Heraldic seal of Clopton.
Witnesses: John Claridge, John Woolmer.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/395  12 February 1724/5
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Exemplification of a Recovery, Hilary term, 11 George I by Alice Southam against James Wright, gent., of a messuage, two gardens, 100 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 20 acres of heath, and common of pasture in Loxley, John Badley and Garratt Edmonds being called to warranty.
Dated 12 February 11 George I.
With fragments of seal, in a box covered with leather.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/396  18 May 1726

Contents:
Covenant by Robert Richards of Coventry, perukemaker, and Mary his wife, William Pemberton of Stratford, innholder, and Dorothy his wife and William Walford of Stratford, shoemaker, who married Catherine the late mother of the said Robert Richards, widow of Robert Richards tailor, to levy a fine, in conjunction with John Farmer of Nuneaton, gent., and Allis his wife, to Moses Hands of Exhall, yeoman, of the Three Tuns in the Middle Row, Bridge Street, Stratford, formerly in the occupation of Benjamin Flavell, as above, with the stable adjoining etc. to the use of the said Robert Richards.
Witnesses: Thomas Mitchell, Edward Dickins, Lawrence Robinson.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/397  Michaelmas Term 1726
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Fine by the parties as in the preceding, with John Farmer and Allis his wife to Moses Hands of two messuages, two stables, a garden and 12 acres of pasture in Bedworth and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/398  7 April 1727

Contents:
Release by Robert Richards of Coventry, peruke-maker, to Nicholas Ingram of Stratford, cordwainer, for £110, of the Three Tuns in Bridge Street, Stratford, with the stable adjoining, etc. as above, no. ER3/396, now in the tenure of Edward Dickins.
Witnesses: John Ingram, William Hicox.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/399  21 March 1728/9


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Contents:
Deed of sale by Barbara Ingram to Hugh Clopton for £100, of a parcel of ground called the Great Garden in Stratford-upon-Avon, 'and which did formerly belong to New Place the house wherein the said Hugh Clopton doth now inhabit'.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/400  26 and 27 May 1729

Contents:
Lease for a year and release by Edward Clopton of Clopton esq. to Thomas Mason of New Inn, co. Middx., gent., of the manors of Clopton, Bridgetown, Ingen alias Ington and Ryen Clifford, four yard-lands in the common fields of Old Stratford, Welcomb and Bishopton, in the tenure of Thomas George and Jonathan Southam, Clopton Meadow alias Avon Meadow adjoining Welcomb Meadow, in Old Stratford, a tenement in Chapel Lane in Stratford-upon-Avon in the tenure of John Baxter and all other his messuages, lands, etc. in Clopton, Bridgetown, Ryen Clifford, Old Stratford and Stratford-upon-Avon; to the intent that a Common Recovery may be had of the same to enure to the only proper use and behoof of the said Edward Clopton.
Witnesses: Ambrose Ash, John Dakeyne, clerk to Mr. Mason.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/401  1 and 2 September 1729

Contents:
Lease for a year and release by Edward Clopton of Clopton, esq., to John Middleton of Montham, co. Sussex, esq., and Nathaniel Mason of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., of messuages and lands in Clopton in the tenures of Simon Ball (rent £37) Richard Salmon (rent £80) and Nathaniel Arnold (rent £46), a messuage called the Shoulder of Mutton and land called Harrington's Leys in Bridgetown in the tenure of George Hyron (rent £30) and two small inclosed grounds in Bridgetown in the tenure of [dow. of The Middleton Thomas Woolmer (rent £8) in trust for a jointure to Martha Clopton his wife, with remainder to his right heirs.
Witnesses: Thomas Mason, Richard Thomas.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/402  Michaelmas Term 1732
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Fine by Hugh Clopton, esq., to Thomas Woolmer, gent., of two messuages, 8 barns, 2 gardens, 200 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 30 acres of pasture, and 160 acres of heath and furze in Ingon, alias Inckton in the parish of Hampton Lucy alias Bishop's Hampton and Clopton, Rhien Clifford and Bridgtown in the parish of Old Stratford and Stratford-upon-Avon, together with tithes in Clopton, Rhien Clifford and Bridgtown.
Westminster, Michaelmas term, 6 George II.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/403  11 December 1732

Contents:
Demise for a year by Hugh Clopton of the Middle Temple, London, esq., to Thomas Charles [Tracy] Viscount Tracy of Rathcoole, co. Dublin and Sir William Keyte of Norton, co. Glouc., Bart., of the lands in Clopton, Ingen, alias Ington, Ryhen Clifford and Bridgtown, as specified above, no. ER3/379.
Witnesses: Robert Meese, Edward Allen, clerk to Robert Meese.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/404  26 January 1736/7

Contents:
Will of Nicholas Ingram of Stratford-upon-Avon, innholder, devising to William Ingram his son all his messuages, etc. in Sheep Street and Bridge Street, charged with a legacy of £20 to Elizabeth wife of Nicholas Brookshaw of Birmingham, innholder.
Witnesses: R. Bartlett, Joseph Freeman, Clement Pane.
Certified copy.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/405  24 and 25 February 1737/8

Contents:
Lease for a year and release by Anne Ingram of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow and devisee under the will of William Ingram, innholder, to Isaac Roe of Stratford, innholder, for £130 of the Three Tuns in Bridge Street, with stable, etc. as above.
Witnesses: Bartholomew Mason, Gilbert Glover.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/406  10 June 1742

Contents:
Release by Edward Clopton of Clopton, esq. and Martha his wife, to Richard Bannister of Fetter Lane, London, of the manors, lands, etc. as above, no. ER3/400, to lead the use of a Recovery of the same (together with a fine of other lands, part of the Hill Farm in Clifford, co. Glouc.) to be settled by the said Edward and Martha in consideration of a marriage between John Clopton, eldest son of Edward and Jane daughter of William Brearly late of Handsworth, co. Staff., gent.
Witnesses: William Yates, Richard Woodward.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/407  7 July 1752

Contents:
Assignment by Mary Hart of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow and administratrix of Shakespear Hart junior, late of the same town, glazier, to John Tibbatts of Warwick, cordwainer and Elizabeth his wife (late Elizabeth Southam) for £12 12s 0d, of her joint share with the said John and Elizabeth in a lease from the Mayor etc. of Stratford to Edward Ainge, dated 5 November 1735, of a messuage in Henly Street between messuages of Elizabeth Burman on the east part and John Walker on the west for 41 years at a yearly rent of 12 shillings and a couple of capons.
Witnesses: Elizabeth Roe, John Court.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/408  22 November 1755

Contents:
Mortgage by Elizabeth Roe, widow, and John Roe, joiner, her eldest son by Isaac Roe, innholder, to Thomas Gray, of Stratford, grocer, of the Three Tuns, with stable, etc. in Bridge Street, as above, to secure the payment of £40 and interest at 4 per cent.
Witnesses: John Court, William Watson.
Endorsed with further mortgage for £60, 12 August 1757.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/409  Trinity Term 1759

Contents:
Pleadings in a suit by Sarah Taylor and others, executors of Mary Smith, widow, against John Smith, late of Stratford-upon-Avon, innholder, for non-payment of rent for lands in the common fields of Old Stratford.
Westminster, Trinity Term, 32 and 33 George II.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/410  7 September 1762

Contents:
Assignment by Thomas Gray of Stratford-upon-Avon, grocer, to Richard Jeacocks of Stratford, schoolmaster, of the mortgage and endorsement as above, no. ER3/408, in trust to attend the inheritance.
Witnesses: Dionysius Bradley, Robert Wheler.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/411  9 September 1762

Contents:
Release by Samuel Roe of Birmingham, carpenter, brother and heir of John Roe, late of Stratford, joiner, deceased and Elizabeth Roe, late of Stratford-upon-Avon but now of Snitterfield, widow, his mother, to Thomas Gray of the Three Tuns, with stable, etc. in Bridge Street, Stratford, as mortgaged above, no. ER3/408.
Witnesses: Dionysius Bradley, Robert Wheler.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/412  19 January 1765

Contents:
Copy will of Thomas Gray, grocer, of Stratford-upon-Avon, dated 3 November 1764, devising to Hanah Jeacocks his grand-daughter of Stratford aforesaid, his messuage in Bridge Street, Stratford, lately known as the Three Tuns and now in the tenure of John Murphey; to Dionysius Bradley of Old Stratford, all sums due on a mortgage of an estate at Clifford Chambers co. Glouc., late the estate of his, the testator's son-in-law Richard Salmon, in trust to pay the interest to Hanah Jeacocks and her sister Mary Salmon for life and then to their children or legal representatives; to his wife Hanah Gray his messuage in Sheep Street and his farm in Welford, co. Glouc., for life, with remainder to Hanah Jeacocks and Mary Salmon charged with a legacy to the latter of £200.
Witnesses: Samuel Jarvis, George Garwood, Martin Baggs.
Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury by Hannah Gray, widow and sole executrix.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/413  18 and 19 January 1765

Contents:
Lease for a year and release by Hanah Jeacocks of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow, to John Baylis of the same, surgeon and apothecary, of the Three Tuns, with stable, etc. in Bridge Street, Stratford, in the tenure of John Murphey for £135.
Witness: Dionysius Bradley.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/414  27 and 28 September 1778

Contents:
Lease for a year and Release by John Baylis of Stratford, surgeon and Mary his wife, to Samuel Daniel of the same, victualler and Hester his wife, for £112 2s 0d of the Three Tuns etc. as above, no. ER3/413.
Witnesses: Thomas Taylor, Robert Crofts.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/415  31 March 1779

Contents:
Mortgage by Samuel Daniel, victualler and Hester his wife (widow of John Murphy) to Ann Pearshouse of Stratford, spinster, of the Three Tuns etc. as above, no. ER3/414, to secure the payment of £60 and interest.
Witnesses: Thomas Townsend, John Pearshouse.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/416  1 August 1780

Contents:
Lease by William Timbrill of Preston-upon-Stour, co. Glouc., gent., to William Dudley of the same, yeoman, of the Church ground, Watchenhill, Hard Furlong, Garth's Furlong, March Furlong, Horse Grass and Marsh Meadow and other lands etc. in Preston for 8 years at a yearly rent of £50 10s. 0d, with various covenants.
Witnesses: Richard Wyatt, Joseph Wyatt.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/417  27 September 1780

Contents:
Assignment by Ann Pearshouse by the appointment of Samuel Daniel and Hester his wife to Jonathan Cambden of Stratford, feltmaker, of the mortgage as above, no.ER3/415, in trust for Samuel Jacksons of Stratford Heath in Old Stratford, yeoman, to attend upon the inheritance, the said Samuel Jackson having contracted for the absolute purchase for £100.
Witnesses: John Pearshouse, J. Hirons, Thomas Taylor, John Potts.

Clopton Charters  ER 3/418  28 and 29 September 1780

Contents:
Lease for a year and release by Samuel Daniel of Stratford-upon-Avon, victualler and Hester his wife to Ann Pearshouse, of the Three Tuns, etc. as above, no. ER3/417, by way of mortgage to secure the repayment with interest of £60 advanced by the said Ann to Samuel Jacksons of the Heath Farm, Old Stratford, yeoman, also party to this deed, towards the absolute purchase of the premises and subject to redemption by the latter.
Witnesses: Thomas Taylor, J. Hirons, John Pearshouse.
Endorsed with acquittance from Ann Pearshouse to Samuel Jacksons for £63 16s 0d for principal and interest in full, dated 29 December 1781.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/419-687  [n.d.]

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/419  1 January 1713/14

Contents:
Covenant to declare the uses of a fine levied by Thomas Tayler of Stratford, baker, and Anne his wife, William Canning of Halford, yeoman, and Joseph Hunt of Shipston-upon-Stour, gent., and Judith his wife, viz. that a messuage, etc. in Stratford, in Swine Street or Kly Street, shall be to the use of Thomas Biddle, weaver, and Mary his wife, a messuage etc., in Stratford, in Wood Street, to the use of Joseph Bruce, and a messuage, etc., in Halford to the use of the said William Canning.
Dated 1 January 12 Anne.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/420  30 and 31 October 1713

Contents:
Lease for a year and release from Thomas Tayler of Stratford-upon-Avon, baker, and Anne his wife, to Joseph Bruce of Stratford, blacksmith, for £41.6s.6d of a messuage etc. in Stratford in Wood Street.
With bond to perform covenants.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/421  Trinity Term 1786

Contents:
Fine by William Taylor and Susanna his wife, Richard Stanley and Mary his wife, John Hathaway Taylor and Mary his wife and William Paine and Jane his wife to Thomas Taylor of 5 acres of meadow and 5 acres of pasture and a moiety of a barn and 6 acres of land in Shottery and Wilmcote.
Trinity Term 26 George III.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/422  5 April 1678

Contents:
Deed of sale by Thomas Rawlins of Stratford-upon-Avon, Serjeant at Law, to Richard Wayne of Shottery, yeoman, and Thomas Bromfeild of the same, husbandman, and Margaret his wife, daughter of the said Richard Wayne for £36, of a tenement or cottage with garden, etc. in Shottery in the tenure of Thomas Priest, to hold to the use of the said Richard Wayne for life, with remainder to the said Thomas Bromfeild and Margaret his wife in tail and in default to the right heirs of the said Thomas.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/423  26 August 1685

Contents:
Covenant to declare the uses of a fine levied by William Hiccox, junior, of Stratford-upon-Avon, butcher, and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of William and Elizabeth Atwood, (the latter being daughter and heir of Edmund Hathaway, late of Shottery), Amy Atwood of Stratford, spinster, sister of the said Elizabeth Hiccox, Thomas Bromfeild of Shottery and Margaret his wife, Thomas Underhill of Fulready, gent., and John Peytoe, alias Peatow of Lapworth, cordwainer, & Anne his wife to Michael Edwards of Stratford, cordwainer, William Gibson of Shottery, gent., and William Ward of Henley-in-Arden, butcher, and Anne his wife, viz. that a messuage etc. in Stratford in Henley Street shall enure to the use of the said Michael Edwards, a messuage, etc. in Shottery to the use of the said Thomas Bromfeild and Margaret his wife, in tail, a close in Fulready to the use of the said William Gibson and two acres of meadow in Henley-in-Arden to the use of the said William Ward and Anne his wife.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/424  Trinity Term 1771

Contents:
Fine by George Farmer alias Walker and Catherine his wife to Thomas Taylor of a messuage, stable, two gardens, an orchard, 10 acres of land and common of pasture in Great Wilmcot.
Trinity term, 11 George III.
In duplicate.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/425  6 July 1615

Contents:
Covenant to declare the uses of a recovery suffered by Edmund Rawlins of Clement's Inn, co. Midd., gent., and John Watkins of Clifford Chambers, yeoman, of two messuages in Stratford-upon-Avon, viz. in High Street and Elye Street, with a close adjoining Tynkers Lane or Scholars Lane, viz. that the same shall enure to the use of William Smith of Stratford, haberdasher.
Dated 6 July 13 James I.
Witnesses: Frances de Boyes, Thomas Turner, John Jones, William Riley.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/426  1592-1677


Related information: Transferred to ER 24/14/1-13.

Contents:
Court Rolls of the Manor of Henley-in-Arden.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/427  1670-86


Related information: Transferred to ER 37.

Contents:
Court Rolls of the Manor of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/428  1575-1696


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Contents:
Court and rent rolls of the Manor of Claverdon.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/429  1673-88

Contents:
Rolls of names of persons who have taken the oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance at the Warwickshire Courts of Sessions upon the following dates

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/429/1  [n.d.]

Contents:
27 May 1673 at Warwick

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/429/2  [n.d.]

Contents:
18 July 1673 at Coleshill

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/429/3  [n.d.]

Contents:
13 January 1673-4 at Warwick
14 January 1673-4 at Warwick
27 February 1673-4 at Warwick
29 April 1674 at Warwick

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/429/4  [n.d.]

Contents:
6 October 1674 at Warwick
7 October 1674 at Warwick
4 November 1674 at Warwick

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/429/5  [n.d.]

Contents:
13 January 1674-5 at Warwick
6 October 1675 at Warwick

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/429/6  [n.d.]

Contents:
11 January 1675-6 at Warwick
4 April 1676 at Warwick

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/429/7  [n.d.]

Contents:
9 January 1676-7 at Warwick
10 January 1676-7 at Warwick
24 April 1677 at Warwick
25 April 1677 at Warwick
26 April 1677 at Stratford-upon-Avon

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/429/8  [n.d.]

Contents:
12 June 1677 at Warwick
2 October 1677 at Warwick
8 January 1677-8 at Warwick
9 April 1678 at Warwick

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/429/9  [n.d.]

Contents:
1 October 1678 at Warwick
7 January 1678-9 at Warwick
29 April 1679 at Warwick
30 Sept. 1679 at Warwick

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/429/10  [n.d.]

Contents:
12 April 1681 at Warwick
4 October 1681 at Warwick
10 January 1681-2 at Warwick
25 April 1682 at Warwick
13 June 1682 at Warwick
3 October 1682 at Warwick

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/429/11  [n.d.]

Contents:
30 Sept. 1684 at Warwick
13 January 1684-5 at Warwick
8 April 1685 at Warwick
16 June 1685 at Warwick
6 October 1685 at Warwick
12 January 1685-6 at Warwick
13 April 1686 at Warwick

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/429/12  [n.d.]

Contents:
1 June 1686 at Warwick
5 October 1686 at Warwick
11 January 1686-7 at Warwick
5 April 1687 at Warwick
24 May 1687 at Warwick
10 January 1687-8 at Warwick
24 April 1688 at Warwick
2 October 1688 at Warwick

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/430  May 1571


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Contents:
Survey of Manor of Tanworth taken in May 13 Elizabeth by the command of Sir Robert Throckmortone Knt., lord of the manor.
Tenants include: John Gower, esq.; Edward Ferres, esq.; Francis Mountford, esq.; Henry Grene; Thomas Greswolde, gent.; Thomas Lee; Robert Barker, vicar of Tanworth; churchwardens of Tanworth; William Harryngton; William Waryng, gent.; Edmund Bentford, gent.; John Waryng; Oliver Hunt; John Sydnall; Richard Dolphyn; John Dale; Thomas Lucas; heirs of John Dunston; Nicholas Edwards, Wroxall; Thomas Westcote; John Culcope; John Feelde; Richard Sheldon, gent.; Richard Wheler; Richard Payne; George Robyns, Studley; John Hollyocke; Mauric Fulford; Richard Heathe; Thomas Lee; Richard Averell; Ralph Sheldon, esq.; Thomas Symonds; John Wheller, Henley; Richard Sheldon; Thomas Hunte, Studley; George Payne, Beoley; William Grene, Bickenhill; John Fulford, gent.; Thomas Lodkyns; Robert Fulwood, Little Alne; Robert Hues, Knowle; William Chambers; Humphrey Everard, gent.; Richard Fer; Edmund Fulwood, gent.; Edmund Robyns; William Swanne; Edward Hollyocke; Thomas Hunte; Richard Warynge; Richard Browne; William Averell; the heirs of William Cotterell; Henry Tyrrye; John Ichenere; heirs of Alice Byddell; Richard Sheldon; heirs of Henry Belamye; heirs of John More; heirs of Thomas Warynge; William Belamye; heirs of John Ede; Thomas Edmondes; Richard Edwards; Thomas Collet; Richard Normanshyll; heirs of John Cotterell; heirs of William Asshewell; Philip Yoxhall, Henry Westcote; John Hunt; William Atwood; John Brokehurst, Solyhull; Daniel James, Beoley; Charles Raynysford, esq.; Hugh Wagstaff.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/431  22 June 1825

Contents:
Roll of accounts and quietus of Robert Middleton, esq., Sheriff of Warwickshire for the year ending Michaelmas 1824.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/432  15 October 1673


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Contents:
Names of the Suitors at the Manor Court of Solihull of Thomas Archer esq.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/433  12 July 1855

Contents:
Release and assignment by George Bryan of Bidford, blacksmith, to Joseph Hobday and George Mann, of real and personal estate for the benefit of creditors.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/434  28 September 1689

Contents:
Grant by Frankline Miller of Hide Hall, Herts., and Dame Jane his wife, to Samuel Phillips the younger of Stratford-upon-Avon of a tenement in Greenhill Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, in the occupation of Edmund Griffin; appointment of Samuel Phillips the elder of Stratford aforesaid as attorney to deliver possession.
Witnesses: William Warry, Samuel Phillips, senior, Robert Hopper.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/435  10 October 1692

Contents:
Deed to lead the uses of a fine between Franklin Miller of Loxley, esq. and Jane his wife on the first part, Henry Kempstone of Goldicott, gent., and Mary his wife, and Sabian Coles of Langley, gent., on the second, Robert Wootten of Stratford-upon-Avon, barber chyrurgeon, and Anne his wife on the third, Thomas Morrell of Feckenham, co. Worc., blacksmith, and Anne his wife on the fourth, Samuel Phillips of Stratford-upon-Avon, painter, on the fifth, Joseph Smith of Stratford-upon-Avon, sadler, on the sixth, Joseph Morris of Stratford-upon-Avon, blacksmith, and Anne his wife on the seventh and James Fish of the borough of Warwick, yeoman, on the eighth, concerning a tenement in Greenhill Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, in the occupation of the said Samuel Phillips, a tenement in High Street formerly in the possession of one Laurence Harwood and now divided into two parts and in the occupation of the said Joseph Smith and one Nicholas Smith, a tenement in High Street Stratford-on-Avon and three tenements in Warwick.
Witnesses: Joseph Hunt, Henry Mason, William Baker, Edward Willes, George Fullwood.
Indenture of fine enclosed.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/436  1 May 1666

Contents:
Bond in £600 for the performance of covenants by Edward Huband alias Hibbots of Egcooke, yeoman and Edward his son and heir apparent to Francis Bridges of Beauchamp's Court Lodge, gent., in an indenture between Richard Amphlett of Clent, co. Staff., gent., and Edward Huband of the one part and Francis Bridges of the other.
Witnesses: Leonard.... Simpson, Mascall Edmonds, Edmund Jones, Robert Jones, William Perrott.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/437  1 May 1857

Contents:
Lease of a messuage and premises in High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, for 21 years by William Canning to John and George Lindsay.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/438  4 November 1703

Contents:
Mortgage of premises in Greenhill Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, by Samuel Phillips and Elizabeth his wife to Elizabeth Maides of Loxley, spinster.
Witnesses: William Challoner, Richard Wall.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/439  20 and 21 December 1705

Contents:
Lease and release by Samuel Phillips of Stratford-upon-Avon, painter and Elizabeth his wife to Obedidum Taylor of Stratford-upon-Avon, labourer, of a tenement etc. in Greenhill Street, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Witnesses: John Hently, Richard Wall.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/440  21 November 1705

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage of premises in Greenhill Street, Stratford-upon-Avon by Elizabeth Meades, Samuel Phillips and wife to Obidedum Taylor of Stratford, labourer and Thomas Badger of Stratford, tinman.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/441  23 June 1789

Contents:
Attested copy of deed of trust of real and personal estate, Messrs. Thompsons (William Thompson of Wellesbourne tailor, brother + heir of Jane Cleaver of Son A, Sarah his wife, Mary of Wellesbourne, widow, his mother, George of Son A, joiner, his brother, Hannah + Ann, spinsters, his sisters) to Messrs. Nott and Hunt, (Thomas Nott, Son A., surgeon Charles Henry Hunt, Son A., gent.) concerning premises in Stratford-upon-Avon etc. formerly the property of the Cleaver family.
Lease for a year dated 22 June 1789 enclosed with attested copy of fine.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/442  11 November 1786

Contents:
Indenture between William Laud of Warwick, butcher, and Mary his wife, John Laud of David Street, Bartlett Square, London, bricklayer, John Barnett of David Street, aforesaid, brassfounder and Mary his wife and Jonas Laud of Warwick, yeoman (which said William, John, Mary and Jonas are the sons and daughter of John Laud, late of Stratford-upon-Avon, labourer, by Mary his wife, daughter of the said John Gibbs hereunder named, both deceased and are also devisees under the will of John Gibbs, dated 27 August 1776, late of Bearley, carpenter, deceased) of the first part, Edward Horley of Ufton, gent., of the second part and William Edwards of Tanworth, grazier, of the third part, concerning the conveyance of a new erected messuage between Henley and Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Witnesses: John Tomes, Abraham King, Samuel Humphreys of Staple Inn, John Martin Rousseau, clerk to Mr. John Smart of Staple Inn.
Lease for a year dated 10 November 1786 enclosed.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/443  24 and 25 March 1781

Contents:
Conveyance by lease and release by Samuel Aylworth of Halford, esq., to Richard Palmer of Wellesbourne Mountford, maltster, of a tenement in Wellesbourne Mountford.
Witnesses: Court Dewes, Edmund Dewes.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/444  25 March 1778

Contents:
Lease granted by John Frederick, Duke of Dorset, to Edward Townsend of Tiddington in Alveston, of 6 tenements in Wood Street in the occupations of William Davis, Thomas Trout, John Norris, Richard Gardner, William Knight and William Harris for the term of life of Susannah Bragg (late Susannah Heming aged about 51 now wife of Bragg of Birmingham, wire lanthorn maker), Frances Bradshaw aged about 14, one of the daughters of Aholiab Bradshaw late of Prior's Marston, gentleman, and Elizabeth Bradshaw aged about 10, her sister.
Witnesses: Thomas W. Partington, William Bush, William Tasker, Joseph Broom.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/445  6 April 1727

Contents:
Lease for a year by Robert Richards of Coventry, perukemaker, to Nicholas Ingram of Stratford-upon-Avon, cordwainer, of a tenement in the Middle Row, Stratford-upon-Avon, formerly in the occupation of Benjamin Havell and now of Edward Dickins.
Witnesses: John Ingram, William Hiccox.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/446  June 1817

Contents:
Indenture of fine between James Saunders, esq., plaintiff, Timothy Smith, the younger, Margaret his wife, Thomas Cresswell and Anne his wife, William Paine and Jane his wife, deforciants, of 8 messuages and gardens and 2 acres of land in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/447  1 May 1817

Contents:
Assignment of a term of 500 years in houses and premises in Stratford-upon-Avon by Edward Paine by direction of the assignees of the late Robert Hobbes and nomination of James Saunders, esq., to Mr. Robert Bell Wheler.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/448  1 September 1806

Contents:
Lease granted by the Trustees of the Free Grammar School and Poor of Chipping Campden to Thomas Fletcher of Hanging Aston, co. Worc., yeoman, of a tenement and lands at Barton-on-the-Heath for the term of 12 years at an annual rental of £158.
Witnesses: Joseph Worgan, George Cotterell.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/449  15 June 1780

Contents:
Counterpart of lease from the Trustees of the Free Grammar School and Poor of Chipping Campden to Lawrence Martin of Oddington, co. Glouc., yeoman, of a tenement and lands at Barton-on-the-Heath in the tenure of Thomas Brain for 3 years at an annual rent of £80.
Witness: Thomas Heynes.
Bond of same date for the performance of Covenants etc. enclosed.
Signed by Lawrence Martin & Richard Martin.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/450  23 June 1863

Contents:
Re William George Frederick Bolton of Stratford-upon-Avon, hotel-keeper; assignment in trust for the benefit of creditors to Richard Martin Bird and Henry Samman.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/451  4 & 5 August 1823

Contents:
Conveyance by lease and release from William Thompson to Benjamin Ward of cottages in Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, held for three lives under the Duke of Dorset.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/452  15 & 16 July 1737

Contents:
Lease and release from Robert Biddle of Stratford-upon-Avon, labourer, and Mary his wife to Thomas Heritage, Stratford-upon-Avon, labourer, of a tenement in Greenhill Street, otherwise Moor Town's End, in occupation of the said Robert Biddle.
Witnesses: Henry Halford, Richard Jeacocks.
Enclosures:-
(i) Extract from the will of Thomas Heritage, 17 January 1762.
(ii) 1766: Receipts by John (30 July), Mary (2 October), Elizabeth (2 October) William (27 May 1768) Heritage to their brother Thomas Heritage for their shares of interest in a tenement in which their mother Elizabeth Heritage deceased lately dwelt in Rother Market, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/453  4 November 1672

Contents:
Conveyance for the sum of £150 by Francis Bridges of Beauchamp Court Lodge, gent., to George Freeman of Beoley, co. Worc., yeoman and Edward Huband alias Hibbots of Egiocke, yeoman (Edmund Chambers of Studley, gent., being party) of a messuage wherein the said Edward Huband now dwelleth with lands in Egiocke Cladsall, and Bowles in the parish of Inkberrow, now or late in the same occupation, lately conveyed to the grantor by one Richard Amphlett, gent., and Edward Huband, father of the said Edward, free of all incumbrances except a mortgage to one Arthur Bagshaw, gent.
Witnesses: Matthew Bridge, Edmund Chambers, William Freeman, Charles Clent.
Same date, appended to the above, conveyance for 6 days and agreement to sell by Frances Bridges.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/454  13 & 14 August 1833

Contents:
Lease and release by Thomas Mayneord to Robert Barnes of two messuages at the Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/455  27 & 28 February 1817

Contents:
Lease and release by Thomas Palmer to Richard Palmer of a messuage, malt-house, and garden at Wellesbourne pursuant to the will of Richard Palmer deceased.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/456  1 August 1816

Contents:
Re Robert Hobbes: Copy of Bargain and Sale of the bankrupt's real estate (at Stratford-upon-Avon, etc.) from the Commissioners to the Assignees.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/457  29 & 30 June 1812

Contents:
Conveyance by lease and release from William Hemings and others to Mr. William Thompson of four cottages and premises in Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, for three lives under the Duke of Dorset.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/458  23 February 1808

Contents:
Conveyance by the devisees of Joseph Fincher and Benjamin Fincher to Bromfield Westbury and his trustees, of two cottages in Shottery.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/459  April 1778

Contents:
Indenture of fine between John Wagstaffe, plaintiff, and Philip Calloway and Elizabeth his wife and Richard Haynes and Sarah his wife, deforciants, concerning premises in Stratford-upon-Avon and Temple Grafton.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/460  27 & 28 May 1791

Contents:
Conveyance by lease and release from Philip Calloway and wife to Thomas Mayneard of two houses in Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/461  28 May 1791

Contents:
Assignment of the residue of a mortgage term of 1000 years as to two houses in Stratford: William Felton the mortgagee by direction of Philip Calloway and wife to Mr. David Weston, in trust for Thomas Mayneord, the purchaser.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/462  20 November 1732

Contents:
Deed of exchange, with counterpart, between William Copeland of Stratford-upon-Avon, staymaker, one of the sons and devisee named in the last will of John Copeland late of Stratford-upon-Avon, deceased and William Lees of Stratford-upon-Avon, by which the said William Copeland exchanges a house in Wood Street for a house adjoining together with a sum of £9 paid to him by the said William Lee.
Witnesses: Robert Hicks, Bartholomew Mason.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/463  14 & 15 January 1731/2

Contents:
Conveyance by lease and release from Joseph Chambers of Stratford-upon-Avon, periwig-maker, and Sarah his wife to Thomas Marshall of Stratford-upon-Avon, shoemaker, of a tenement on the north side of Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, which the said Joseph Chambers lately purchased of Thomas Copeland and Priscilla his wife.
Witnesses: Elizabeth Sowtham, Francis Minett, Thomas Woolmer.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/464  3 June 1703

Contents:
Indenture between Samuel Holtam the elder, of Stratford-upon-Avon, cooper, and Samuel Holtam the younger of the same, cooper, son and heir of the said Samuel Holtam and Mary his late wife, Robert Ingram of Alcester, haberdasher of hats, of the first part, John Copeland the younger of Stratford-upon-Avon, tailor, of the second part, John Brown of Ayleston in the parish of Atherstone-upon-Stour, gent., Katherine Browne of Ayleston, spinster, and Elizabeth Browne of Ayleston, spinster, daughters and co-heirs of the said John Browne and Katherine his late wife of the third part and Thomas Walford of Wimpstone in the parish of Whitchurch, yeoman, of the fourth part, concerning the conveyance of land and tenements in Stratford-upon-Avon, Aylestone and Atherstone.
Witnesses: William Challoner, John Stanley, Richard Wall.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/465  31 May 1703

Contents:
Conveyance by Samuel Holtam of Stratford-upon-Avon, cooper, and Samuel Holtam the younger of the same, cooper, son and heir of the said Samuel the elder and Mary his late wife, to John Copeland the younger of the same, tailor, for the sum of £52.3s.0d of a tenement in Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, now or late in the tenure of Thomas White and another messuage adjoining now or late in the tenure of John Hornby, both of which tenements were heretofore in the tenure of John Bolton, carrier, deceased and heretofore belonged to Robert Ingram and Sibilla his wife and Edward Ingram, all late of Stratford-upon-Avon, deceased.
Witnesses: William Challoner, Richard Wall, Thomas White.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/466  31 July 1783

Contents:
Lease for a year by George Bristow of Epsom, co. Surrey, innkeeper and Martha Barford Bristow, his wife, to Richard Smith of Bedfont, co. Middx., gent., of a tenement and lands in Clifton-on-Dunsmore.
Witnesses: James Newby and John Skipper.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/467  8 December 1788

Contents:
Lease for a year by John Williamson of the city of Coventry, carpenter, and Thomas Jelliffe of the same, brickmaker, executors of Thomas Langdell late of Coventry, mason, deceased, to William Spell of Coventry, alderman, and Mary Langdell of the same city, widow, relict of the said Thomas Langdell, of several tenements in Coventry near Mill Lane.
Witnesses: John Hickling, John Geary.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/468  7 March 1772

Contents:
Agreement between the Honourable Charlotte Digby of the parish of St. George, Hanover Square, co. Middx., widow, and the Right Honourable Stephen Earl of Ilchester and Newsham Pears of Alveston, esq., concerning certain estates lately belonging to James Newsham Craggs in the parishes of Chadshunt and Gaydon.
Portion of a deed only.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/469  11 June 1699

Contents:
Indenture between Thomas Watters of Daventry, co. Northants., gent., and William Lee of Northampton, gent., of the first, Benjamin Matthew of Daventry, gent., of the second part, Fisher Wentworth of Woolston, esq., of the third part and Robert Dormer and Fleetwood Dormer, both of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middx., esquires, of the fourth part, reciting that the said Thomas Watters and William Lee lately purchased, for the sum of £1600 a tenement and several lands in Woolston, and agreeing among other things that part of such sum of money should be for the equal benefit of Katherine and Elizabeth, children of the said Fisher Wentworth.
Witnesses: Robert Breton, Theophilus Rogers, John Winston, Edmund Bromwich, Richard Higgs, John Acam.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/470  31 July 1780

Contents:
Lease for a year by George Bristow of Bedfont, co. Middx., and Martha Barford Bristow, wife of the said George Bristow to James Parker of Addle Hill, city of London, goldsmith, of a messuage and lands in Clifton-upon-Dunsmore, in the tenure of Joseph Jennaway, lately occupied by Samuel Sharp.
Witnesses: John Bell, John Wood.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/471  28 April 1778

Contents:
Thomas Smith of Broadway, co. Worc., gent., nephew and devisee named in the last will of Richard Smith, late of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., deceased to Edward Townsend Higgins of Bridgetown, in the parish of Alveston, gent., covenants for the production of title deeds to lands in Stratford-upon-Avon: a schedule of nine deeds appears at foot commencing 1 December 1684 and ending 24 March 1749.
Witnesses: Edward Cotterill, Thomas Hunt.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/472  14 September 1850

Contents:
Declaration of trust by Richard Hutchins of Snitterfield, wheelwright, to Messrs. Clarke & Mann, (John Clarke of S/A, blacksmith & George Mann of S/A, auctioneer, his assignees in bankruptcy) of money to arise from sale of real and personal estates for the benefit of creditors.
Twenty paper receipts enclosed.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/473  6 January 1737/8

Contents:
Lease for a year by Andrew Wither of Gray's Inn, co. Middx., esq., and James Pickard of Exhall in the county of the city of Coventry, gent., to Thomas Fletcher of Cheapside, London, haberdasher and John Grant of Bread Street Hill, soap boiler, of a tenement and lands in Foleshill in the county of the city of Coventry.
Witnesses: W. White attorney in Coventry.
Emilius Holbeche, clerk to the said Mr. White.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/474  c. 1614


Related information: Transferred to ER 23/25.

Contents:
Modern roll on parchment without date of the Customs of the Manor of Rowington.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/475  13 October 1767

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Rowington of William Groves, esq., being the surrender by William Rawbone of Clopton in the parish of Old Stratford, gardener, and Rachel his wife to the use of John Butcher of Stratford-upon-Avon, gardener, of a cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon parcel of the said manor, late in the tenure of.... Bickerton and now of Mary Bushell, widow.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/476  1 May 1817

Contents:
Assignment and surrender of a term of 2000 years in premises in Waterside and Chapel Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon to merge in the fee:- Mrs. Alice Butcher of Birmingham, widow, and other assignees of the estate of Robert Hobbes to James Saunders of Stratford-upon-Avon, esq.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/477  11 October 1755

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Rowington of William Grove, esq.; surrender by John Clopton, late of Stratford-upon-Avon and now of Little Wolford, esq., to the use of Rachel Rawbone, wife of William Rawbone, of a cottage in the Borough of Stratford within the said manor late in the tenure of Thomas Bickerton and now of the said William Rawbone.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/478  11 October 1754

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Rowington of William Grove, esq., being an admission of John Clopton of the borough of Stratford, esq., only son and heir of Edward Clopton late of Clopton, deceased, to possession of a cottage in the borough of Stratford-upon-Avon within the said Manor heretofore in the tenure of Thomas Bickerton, late of Thomas Lilley and now untenanted.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/479  1 July 1745

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Rowington of William Grove, esq., and Mary his wife, Lady of the Manor, recording that Edward Clopton late of the parish of Old Stratford, died seized of a cottage in the Borough of Stratford within this Manor, now in the tenure of Thomas Bickerton and that Edward Clopton of Clopton, esq., is his heir according to the custom of the said manor, to whom possession was granted.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/480  22 May 1660

Contents:
Indenture of lease for 6 months, dated 'the two and twentyeth day of May in the twelveth yeare of the Raign of our gracious Soveraigne Lord Charles the Second by the Grace of God of England etc. King and in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and sixty' (i.e. seven days before the Restoration), granted by Elizabeth Avery of Fillongley, widow, and William Avery of Fillongley, gent., to Martin Whadcocke of Fillongley, gent., and Thomas Brearley of Fillongley, gent., of lands and tenements in Fillongley.
Witnesses: Thomas Avery, Penelope Avery, Thomas Whadcocke.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/481  14 September 1638

Contents:
Lease for 30 years granted by Mountague Sadler of Fillongley, gent., to William Avery the younger of Fillongley, gent., of a close of pasture called Little meadow adjoining Damfield meadow.
Witnesses: William Gibbons, Anthony Robinson, Edward Moore.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/482  24 October 1698

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Fillongley of the Right Honourable George Nevill, Lord Bergavennie - surrender by Daniel Hinckley and Elizabeth his wife of land called the Hermitage alias Fiddlers' Croft to the use of Henry Green.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/483  22 October 1678

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Fillongley of Sir Charles Shelley, Bart., and Lady Mary his wife, guardians of the Right Honourable George Lord Abergavenny, son of the said Mary and infant and heir of the Right Honourable George Lord Abergavenny deceased, recording the death, since the last court of Anne Holbeche, who held land called the Hermitage otherwise Fidlers' Croft and that Elizabeth Hinckley wife of Daniel Hinckley is next heir of the aforesaid Anne and is of full age and asks admission to the premises which was thereupon granted.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/484  14 April 1658

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Fillongley, of the Right Honourable John Nevill, Lord Abergavenny - record of a surrender of 30 March 1658 by John Holbeche of a Close called the Armitage lying in Metley End in the occupation of John Crispe, to the use of John Holbeche the younger of Anseley.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/485  4 November 1538

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Fillongley of King Henry VIII by reason of the minor age of Henry Nevill Lord of Burgavenne, Lord of the Manor, being a surrender by Elizabeth Avery (to Thomas Walter her attorney) of a cottage lying in Metley End to the use of William Avery.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/486  30 April, 1 May 1817

Contents:
Lease and release of land and premises in Chapel Lane and Waterside. Stratford-upon-Avon by Messrs. John Lord William Chattaway and William Hemings, assignees of the late Mr. Robert Hobbes and others to James Saunders of Stratford, esq.
Witnesses: Robert Bell Wheler, Richard Wyatt, Henry Wyatt.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/487  9 and 10 December 1802

Contents:
Lease and release of premises in Chapel Lane and Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, by William Paine to Robert Hobbes of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent.
Witnesses: Sarah Ashford, Henry Smith.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/488  18 June 1794

Contents:
Release of premises in Waterside and Chapel Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, by Messrs. Nott and Hunt (Thomas Nott, Son A., surgeon & Charles Henry Hunt, Son A, gent) to William Paine.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/489  17 and 18 June 1798

Contents:
Assignment of lease and release of mortgage of 24 May 1773 by William Eaves, gentleman, and William Lord, wheelwright, both of Stratford-upon-Avon, surviving executors of the will of Henry Turbitt, to Edward Paine of Stratford-upon-Avon, victualler; Thomas Nott, surgeon, Charles Henry Hunt, gentleman, both of Stratford-upon-Avon, trustees of William Thompson of Wellesbourne, eldest brother of Jane Cleaver, deceased, widow of Thomas Cleaver, deceased, and William Paine of Stratford-upon-Avon, stonecutter, being parties to the deed.
Witnesses: Robert Wheler, Thomas Smith, R. Knight, Thomas Mills.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/490  24 June 1778

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage of 24 May 1773 (no.ER3/491) by Edward Stanley and Thomas Cleaver to Henry Turbitt of Luddington in the parish of Old Stratford, gentleman, for the term of 500 years.
Witnesses: Robert Crofts and William Loggin, clerks to Mr. Hunt.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/491  24 May 1773

Contents:
Mortgage by Thomas Cleaver of Stratford-upon-Avon, stationer, to Edward Stanley of Tiddington in the parish of Alveston, gentleman, of premises in Chapel Lane in the occupation of John Cleaver, Richard Mander, Thomas Baker and John Savage as security for the sum of £100.
Witnesses: William Hunt, Robert Crofts.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/492  1 and 2 January 1770

Contents:
Conveyance by lease and release by John Cleaver of Stratford-upon-Avon, wheelwright, and Cis his wife, Thomas Cleaver of the same his only son and heir by Elizabeth his former wife, deceased, to Thomas Taylor of Stratford-upon-Avon, joiner, of premises in Chapel Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, mentioned in no. ER3/500.
Witnesses: William Hunt, Robert Crofts.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/493  1 November 1782

Contents:
Lease for 99 years to secure £536 and interest by John Evetts of Stratford-upon-Avon, baker, eldest son and heir of William Evetts, late of Stratford-upon-Avon, but now of Clifford Chambers, co. Glouc., baker, by Elizabeth his wife, deceased, heretofore Elizabeth Banner, to Richard Smith of Stratford-upon-Avon, gentleman, of a tenement and lands in Stratford and Shottery.
Witnesses: Charles H. Hunt, W. Penn.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/494  11 June 1770

Contents:
Indenture of fine between Thomas Taylor, plaintiff, and John Cleaver and Cis his wife, Thomas Cleaver and Thomas Ward, deforciants, concerning premises in the parish of Stratford and Hampton Lucy.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/495  3 November 1748

Contents:
Indenture of fine between William Haywood, plaintiff, and Richard Lord, the younger and Susannah his wife and John Dunn and Anne his wife, deforciants, concerning premises in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/496  27 February 1779

Contents:
Lease by Sarah Nicholas (formerly Sarah Court) of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow of Thomas Nicholas late of Stratford-upon-Avon, tailor, deceased, to John Court of New Woodstock, co. Oxford, cabinet-maker - recites the will of John Court of Stratford-upon-Avon, yeoman, deceased, dated 8 June 1759 by which he devised a tenement in Wood Street to Ann Court his wife for life, and upon her decease to his daughter Sarah Court for life and in case she should die without issue to his two sons William and John Court and reciting that the said Ann Court is since dead whereby the tenement is become legally vested in the said Sarah Nichols for term of her life and now conveys her interest in the same for the sum of £20 to the said John Court, for the term of her life.
Witnesses: Thomas Lampitt, Thomas Smith.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/497  29 November 1749

Contents:
Lease for 1000 years by way of mortgage between Thomas Marshall of the Borough of Stratford-upon-Avon, maltster, and John Court of the same, yeoman, of a tenement on the north side of Wood Street, adjacent to a tenement in the possession of Grace Stockfield on the east and a tenement in the possession of Mrs. Payton on the west and was formerly purchased by the said Thomas Marshall of Joseph Chambers and Sarah his wife. [14-15 Jan 1731/2]
Witnesses: Dionysius Bradley, Rose Chaplin.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/498  1 November 1786

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage (no.ER3/493) from Richard Smith of Stratford-upon-Avon, gentleman, to Thomas Smith of Admington, co. Glos., gentleman, nephew of the said Richard, of lands in Stratford-upon-Avon and Shottery.
Witnesses: John Walford, Elizabeth Savage.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/499  29 August 1807

Contents:
Articles of agreement upon the marriage of Richard Wheatcroft of Stratford-upon-Avon, yeoman, with Elizabeth Whitmore of Stratford-upon-Avon, spinster, to which the Reverend John Whitmore is a party.
Witnesses: Robert Wheler, solicitor, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Robert Bell Wheler, clerk to Mr. Wheler.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/500  2nd and 3rd January 1748/9

Contents:
Indentures of lease and release between Richard Lord the younger of Stratford-upon-Avon, shoemaker, and Susannah his wife, daughter and heir at law of John Bromley, late of Stratford-upon-Avon, tailor, deceased, of the first part John Cleaver of Stratford-upon-Avon, wheelwright and Elizabeth his wife, of the second part and Richard Ryal of Stratford-upon-Avon, blacksmith, of the third part, reciting that William Page of Stratford-upon-Avon, malt-maker, by his will dated 13 December 1726 devised to his wife Anne Page for life his tenements in Stratford; one at the east end of Chapel Lane in the tenure of William Hunt, the other by the Waterside, wherein the said William Page dwelt, formerly purchased of Mr. Haddock - upon his decease to the said John Bromley in trust inter alia for the benefit of the children of his sisters, Anne Parr, Elizabeth....., Hannah Bolt and Katherine Fletcher. The said Anne Page being dead, the said Richard Lord and wife convey the house in Chapel Lane to the said Richard Ryal for specified uses.
Witnesses: Dionysius Bradley, Thomas Swan.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/501  10 and 11 February 1826

Contents:
Conveyance by lease and release of lands, etc. at Haselor from Mr. John Weston of Pentonville, Mdx., gent & Elizabeth his wife and wife to Messrs. Edward, of Warwick baker Greaves, Jeffery Bevington Lowe and William Gillett, of Shipston-on-Stour, bankers

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/502  9 October 1818

Contents:
Assignment from John Coombe of? Littleton, yeoman, to Thomas Dawes of Bengeworth, [...] of an annuity under the will of Sarah Coombe, late of Bengeworth, widow, his late mother. Her other Son, William, and nephew Michael Russell of Broadway, are mentioned as trustees of the will (1810)

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/503  11 February 1826

Contents:
Assignment of leasehold tenements in Upton Haselor by Mr. John Weston of London to Messrs. Edward Greaves, Jeffrey Bevington Lowe and William Gillett.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/504  10 July 1429

Contents:
Appointment by Thomas..... of Thomas Banastre as attorney to deliver possession of lands in Burghton to Roger Yve, Master of the New College of the Blessed Mary Magdalen in Batelfeld near Salop. and others.
Seal with letter R under a crown.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/505  2 April 1648

Contents:
Bond by Sir Vincent Corbett of Moreton Corbett (co. Salop.) Knight, in £300 to Roger Spendloue of Tilley in the said county, yeoman, to perform covenants.
Witnesses: Pelham Corbett, Richard Pigott, Richard Downes.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/506  12 November 1673

Contents:
Receipt given by Richard Jackson of Wellesbourne Hastings, yeoman, for £16 paid by James Forreigner of Wilmcote in Aston Cantlow, being the residue of £70 7s 0d to R. Jackson for a house and quarter of a yard land in Wilmcote.
Witnesses: William Cleeve, Richard Smithe.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/507  Trinity Term 1754

Contents:
Indenture of Fine between Charles Floyer, plaintiff and John Floyer and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants, of lands and tenements in the boroughs of Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/508  24 April 1628

Contents:
Lease for 2000 years from William Skynner of Shelfield Park to George Greene of Kinwarton, yeoman, of a tenement in Great Alne, alias Round Alne, in the occupation of Oliver Boulton.
Witnesses: Richard Dorley, Anthony Sheldon, George Greene.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/509  [1804]

Contents:
Terrier of the unenclosed part of Alveston pasture with an index of land marks of each proprietor's portion.
For a copy of the map to which this relates, see PR 88.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/510  Easter Term 1725

Contents:
A declaration of ejectment concerning lands in Great Alne: William Law v. Nicholas Hollis.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/511  10 August 1578

Contents:
An agreement between Thomas Newans of Myddle and curate of the Clyve, co. Salop., and Humphrey Onslowe, William Witcherley, Richard Russell, Roger Russell and the rest of the inhabitants of Clyve and Sansawe to carry materials for the repair of the Chapel there.
The document is fastened to a list of the seat holders in the said Chapel.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/512  12 April 1697

Contents:
Bond in £80 for the payment of £40 by Thomas Round, junior, of Alcester, butcher, to Thomas Round, senior of Alcester, butcher.
Witnesses: M. Bayley, Dorothy Bayley.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/513  30 October 1818

Contents:
Indenture whereby Joseph Coplin the younger, son of Joseph Coplin the elder, of the borough of Stratford-upon-Avon, yeoman, is bound apprentice to David Miles of the same borough, baker.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/514  21 May 1719

Contents:
An account of the glebe lands in the parish of Sapie Inferior co. Worcs., taken by the Minister, churchwardens and other inhabitants.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/515  1690 to 1702

Contents:
Memoranda relating to land at Great Alne and neighbourhood.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/516  Michaelmas Term 1616

Contents:
Copy of indenture of fine between Sir Vincent Corbett, Knt., plaintiff, and Roger Russell senior, William Russell and Roger Russell, junior, deforciants, concerning lands in Clyve Grinsell and Sandsowe, co. Salop.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/517  25 June 1774

Contents:
General release by Richard Frankton of the borough of Warwick, grocer, to John Osborn, junior, of Hampton Lucy, yeoman.
Witnesses: William Owen, Thomas Hands.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/518  22 October 1744

Contents:
Deed of gift by John Nichols of Welford, carpenter, of tenements, land and household goods to wife Anne and children and others.
Witnesses: John Millward, Edward Merryweather.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/519  Michaelmas 1769

Contents:
Chief and cottage rents of the Manor of Solihull due to the Right Honourable Andrew Lord Archer.
Cottage rents: No. ER3/55 Widow Shaxspear - 6d;
No. ER3/61 Thomas Shaxspear - 4 yrs. 10 shillings.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/520  20 June 1754

Contents:
Bond in £60 for payment of £30 and to perform covenants by Richard Nichols of Welford, blacksmith, to Thomas Snowsel of Coventry, ribbonweaver.
Witnesses: William Leadar, Salisbury Goode.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/521  17 March 1813

Contents:
Indenture whereby John Barke son of William Barke of Stratford-upon-Avon, innholder, is apprenticed to James Ward of Stratford-upon-Avon, printer and bookseller.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/522  21 June 1718

Contents:
Copy conveyance of a tenement in Welford in the occupation of John Nichols by Richard and John Neale of Fenny Compton, gentlemen, to Richard Nichols of Welford, carpenter, and John Nichols, his eldest son of Welford, carpenter.
Witnesses: Edward Astley, Anthony Brain, Bromley, Samuel
William Neale, Thomas Rogers, John Fifield, Thomas Medes, junior.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/523  21 January 1722/3

Contents:
Indenture whereby Richard Nichols, son of John Nichols of Welford, carpenter, is apprenticed to Joseph Hunt of Alcester, blacksmith.
Endorsement dated 11 October 1727 - assignment of remainder of term of apprenticeship to Joseph Roberts of Bengeworth, blacksmith.
Counterpart enclosed.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/524  30 September 1679

Contents:
Roll of Recognizances taken at the General Sessions of the Peace for the county of Warwick.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/525  9 June 1696

Contents:
Names of the Coroners, Chief Constables, Justices, Bailiffs of Hundreds and Liberties in the county of Warwick.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/526  8 February 1736/7

Contents:
Receipt for money paid by the executors of Charles Green, deceased, to Richard Cookesey.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/527  24 September 1786

Contents:
Letter of Attorney signed by Mary Welchman appointing William Hunt of Stratford-upon-Avon as attorney to receive possession of a tenement and lands in Barton.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/528  20 March 1720/21

Contents:
Assignment of lease by Anne Attwood of Abbots Salford, widow and relict of William Attwood, late of Abbots Salford, gentleman, Clare Attwood and Christopher Attwood, gentleman, her daughter and son, to Edward Mascall of Lenchwick, co. Worc., gentleman, of a tenement called The Lodge and lands in the parish of Salford, granted 10 October 1703 by John Stanford of Salford, esq., to the said William Attwood.
Witnesses: Thomas Smith, Thomas Burton.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/529  6 April 1697

Contents:
Bond for performance of covenants by Henry Baker esq., of King's Norton, co. Worcs., yeoman, and Henry Baker, son and heir apparent of the said Henry, senior, by Mary his late wife and John Baker and Robert Baker, two of the younger sons of the said Henry Baker, senior to Henry Hunt of Woodend in the parish of Tanworth, gentleman.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/530  6 February 1692/3

Contents:
Bond for performance of covenants by Henry Baker senior of King's Norton, co. Worcs., as in no. 531.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/531  14 November 1691

Contents:
Bond for performance of covenants by Henry Baker, senior, of King's Norton, co. Worcs., yeoman, and Henry Baker junior, his son and heir, and John Baker second son of the said Henry Baker senior to Henry Hunt of Woodend in Tanworth, senior, gentleman.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/532  2 June 1696

Contents:
Bond by Jonathan Weale of Heathfield in Tanworth, yeoman and Francis Weale of Tanworth, yeoman, to Henry Hunt of Tanworth, gentleman, for payment of £30 18s. 0d.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/533  20 August 1729

Contents:
Bond by Charles Green of Worcester, bricklayer, to Thomas Eddy of Whistone in Claines, co. Worcs., for payment of £30.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/534  29 August 1716

Contents:
Bond by Charles Green of Worcester, bricklayer, to Anne Taylor of same, widow, for payment of £30.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/535  12 June 1771

Contents:
Declaration of Trust by William Birch of Henley, surgeon, to William Hunt of Stratford-upon-Avon, gentleman, concerning a tenement and land in the parish of Rowington, in the occupation of Elizabeth Alcock, reciting an indenture of mortgage of same date between William Black late of Tanworth, but now of Old Stratford, gentleman, of the first part, Hugh Black of Stratford-upon-Avon, gentleman, eldest son of the said William by Elizabeth his wife, deceased, of the second part, and the said William Birch of the third part.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/536  30 March 1858

Contents:
Circular and subscription list issued by Robert Hobbes and William Gibb, relative to the removal of old houses and buildings in Middle Row, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/537  1 July 1811

Contents:
Copy of an agreement between William Badson of Welford, farmer, and William Baylies of the same, farmer, for the purchase of an estate at Welford.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/538  4 July 1671

Contents:
Settlement upon the marriage of Richard Godfrey of Brockhole, co. Northampton, son and heir of John Godfrey, of the same, gentleman, with Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Watson of Staverton, co. Northants., gentleman, of lands in Staverton. The said Thomas Watson and John Godfrey and Valentine Lane of Dodford, co. Northants., gentleman, being parties.
Schedule of the lands attached.
Witnesses: John Lane, Richard Smith, Ralph Jeffery.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/539  30 January 1777

Contents:
Sale by William Hunt of Stratford-upon-Avon, gentleman, lord of the Manor of Wolverton to Henry Smith of Snitterfield, gentleman, for the sum of £11, of a chief rent of 4s. 10½d and two hens and one cock payable from tenements in Snitterfield.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/540  21 January 1775

Contents:
Extract from the Stratford Award relative to the allotments of William Evetts.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/541  7 January 1775

Contents:
Survey of William Evetts's estate at Bishopton and in Stratford fields by Richard Overton.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/542  3 August 1714

Contents:
Declaration by Benjamin Woolmer of the city of Bath, chirurgeon, that a certain lease dated 30 June last past, granted by the Mayor and citizens of Bath, was for the benefit of his father, Edward Woolmer, of same city, apothecary.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/543  14 June 1783

Contents:
Certificate of privilege exempting John Baker of New Woodstock, whitesmith, from the payment of tolls, he being a 'free comburgess' of the said borough.
Signed and sealed by George Coles, Mayor.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/544  20 February 1720/21

Contents:
Lease from Thomas Slowe of Tanworth, tailor, to Richard Dewes of Studley, husbandman, for 21 years, of a house in which Dewes dwelt called Litheriron with closes etc. belonging.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/545  1 June 1779

Contents:
Lease for a year by Mary Wells of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow of Thomas Wells of Stratford-upon-Avon, mealman, to Richard Smith of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., and William Allen of same, grocer, of the moiety of a tenement in Back Bridge Street, heretofore in the tenure of Mary Watson, widow, since of William Dyde, father of the said Mary Wells (and by him purchased of Leonard Sherington) and now in the occupation of the said Mary Wells.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/546  [1858]

Contents:
Unfinished draft Petition to the Duchess of Dorset [sic. or rather Mary, Dowage Countess Amherst] respecting the waste land in the Guild Pitts, [Stratford-upon-Avon].
Undated, watermark, 1844.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/547  14 October 1700

Contents:
Release by William Smith of Marston Sicca alias Long Marston, schoolmaster, to Christopher Smith of Clifford Chambers, clerk, John Smith of Warwick, gentleman, and Joseph Blissett of Warwick, woollen draper, concerning land and tenements at Stratford-upon-Avon reciting an Indenture dated 24 March 1690/1, between William Smith of Stratford-upon-Avon, apothecary, and Christopher Smith of Clifford Chambers, clerk, son and heir of the said William, and John Smith and Joseph Blissett. A similar document signed by John Smith of Birmingham, cabinet maker, dated 29 May 1700 enclosed.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/548  28 January 1685/6

Contents:
Bond for performance of covenants by Henry Baker, senior and Henry Baker, junior of King's Norton, co. Worc., yeoman, to Henry Hunt, junior, son and heir of Henry Hunt, senior of Wood End, Tanworth.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/549  9 April 1673

Contents:
Receipt given by Richard Jackson of Wellesbourne, yeoman, for the sum of £51 paid to him by James Farriner of Newnham, limeburner.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/550  16 and 17 April 1834


Related information: Transferred to Trust Title Deeds I 210.

Contents:
Lease and release by Dorothy Smith of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow, to James Arkell of Cheltenham, mealman, of a piece of ground in the borough of Stratford-upon-Avon, by the side of the Turnpike road leading from the Bridge at Stratford to Birmingham.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/551  10 and 11 November 1798

Contents:
Lease and release by John Payton of Shottery, gent., only son and heir of John Payton of Stratford-upon-Avon, wine merchant, deceased intestate, to John Roberts of Stratford-upon-Avon, maltster, of land at Hockley Heath in Tanworth.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/552  5 November 1729

Contents:
Assignment by Mary Birch of Harborne, co. Staffs., and other parties interested, to John Tonks of Birmingham, gentleman and James Baker of same, tallow chandler, of the lease of 2 June 1691 (no. ER3/554) of a tenement and lands in Rowley Regis, co. Staffs.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/553  10 October 1726

Contents:
Assignment of lease of 2 June 1691 (no.ER3/554) by John Hadley of Rowley Regis, co. Staffs., nailer and Richard Cooper of the same, nailer, and Elizabeth his wife, to John Gaunt of Rowley Regis, maltster.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/554  2 June 1691

Contents:
Lease by Isaac Tonckes of Harborne, co. Staffs., yeoman, to George Byrch of the same, gent., and Isaac Welch of Birmingham, sheare-maker, of a tenement and lands in Rowley Regis, in the occupation of Robert Poulton for 99 years, upon trust for the benefit of Mary, wife of William Hadley and daughter of the said Isaac Tonckes, and Mary Hadley the younger and Elizabeth and John Hadley their children.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/555  1719

Contents:
Draft of deed by Edward Attwood of Great Alne, gentleman, and Richard his son concerning payment of money by Anne Ballard of Evesham.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/556  9 December 1749

Contents:
Abstract of settlement on the marriage of John Hunt the younger, eldest son and heir of John Hunt the elder, of Tanworth, gentleman, with Hannah Insull of Tanworth, spinster.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/557  9 April 1765

Contents:
Declaration of trust by Mary Welchman of Whatcote, spinster, to Sarah Welchman of Whatcote, spinster, Anne wife of John Lilly of Stoke Cross in Stoke, co. Worc., gent. (late Ann Welchman, spinster), Constance Welchman of Whatcote, spinster and the Reverend Edward Seagrave of Whatcote, clerk, concerning a tenenemt and lands in Barton.
Two paper copies enclosed.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/558  15 February 1833


Related information: Transferred to Trust Title Deeds I 208.

Contents:
Conveyance of the equity of Redemption of the White Lion at Stratford-upon-Avon from James Arkell of Cheltenham, mealman, to Richard Salmon of Preston-upon-Stour, farmer.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/559  Undated (early 19th century)

Contents:
Petition by the inhabitants of the town of Leamington Priors to the Magistrates of the county of Warwick respecting the state of the county bridge over the River Leam in the same town.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/560  1 May 1742

Contents:
Counterpart of lease from John Welshman of Tanworth, clerk, Trustee of charity lands and the Churchwardens, to Thomas Meers of Tanworth, husbandman, of a tenement and lands in the parish of Tanworth for 19 years.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/561  June 1726

Contents:
Draft of an agreement between Ann Ballard of Evesham, widow, and Edward Attwood and Richard his son of Great Alne and.... Cooke of Billesley and William Shakespeare of Knowle concerning an estate at Great Alne.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/562  4 April 1717

Contents:
Bond in £40 for payment of £20 by Charles Green of Worcester, mason, to John Cother of the parish of St. John's, Worcester, miller.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/563  20 January 1714/15

Contents:
Bond for fulfilment of an agreement between Robert Hiron of Halford, yeoman and Thomas Townsend of Alveston, gent., in £200 concerning a marriage to take place between the above Robert Hiron and Jane Halford, one of the daughters of Thomas Halford of Halford.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/564  16 October 1766

Contents:
Memorandum of agreement between William Hunt of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., on behalf of Mary Welchman late of Whatcote, spinster and Benjamin Godfrey of Barton, yeoman, concerning a lease of lands in Barton.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/565  15 February 1696/7

Contents:
Lease granted by Charles, Earl of Dorset and Middlesex to Joseph Hunt of Welford, cowper, of a tenement in Welford.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/566  10 June 1672

Contents:
An Indenture between Samuel Holtam and Edward and Sibilla Ingram concerning the conveyance of the tenements in Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, as in the deed of 10 April 1672.
(No. ER3/567).
Witnesses: William Gibson, Richard Wake, Edward Noble.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/567  10 April 1672

Contents:
Conveyance from Edward Ingram of Stratford-upon-Avon, haberdasher, son and heir of Robert Ingram, late of Stratford-upon-Avon, haberdasher, deceased, and Sibilla Ingram of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow, latewife of Robert Ingram to Samuel Holtam of Stratford-upon-Avon, cowper, of a tenement in Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, now in the tenure of the said Samuel Holtam and a tenement adjoining now in the tenure of Henry Mace, glover, both which tenements were heretofore in the tenure of one John Bolton, carrier.
Witnesses: William Gibson, John Round, Thomas Davis, and Henry Mace.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/568  12 April 1672

Contents:
Release by Sibilla Ingram of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow, late wife of Robert Ingram, of the same town, haberdasher, deceased, of her jointure and dower and all right and interest of and in the tenements in Wood Street as in No.ER3/567.
Same witnesses as in no. ER3/567.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/569  2 July 1673

Contents:
Conveyance by Samuel Holtam of Stratford-upon-Avon, cooper, to William Hicks of Stratford-upon-Avon, maltster and Thomas Wootten of Stratford-upon-Avon, baker (reciting that a marriage had taken place between the said Samuel Holtam and Mary Hicks of Stratford-upon-Avon, spinster, sister of the said William Hicks and that a marriage portion had been paid by the said William Hicks and Thomas Wootten) of a tenement in Stratford-upon-Avon in Wood Street, now in the occupation of the said Samuel Holtam and another tenement adjoining in the occupation of William Loach, alias Richardson, turner, both which tenements were lately purchased of Edward Ingram and Sibilla Ingram, widow, to hold to the use of the said Samuel Holtam and Mary his wife.
Witnesses: Charles Mills, John Round.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/570  13 July 1659

Contents:
Conveyance by John Scrooby of Shipston-on-Stour, brazier, to John Copeland of Stratford-upon-Avon, tailor, of a tenement in Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, on the north side of the said street, now or late in the holding of John Woodward, a cottage or tenement now or late of Robert Ingram of Alcester, in the occupation of John Bolton on the west side and a tenement now or late of Robert Edkins in the occupation of John Marshall on the east.
Witnesses: Francis Oldfield, William Tibbats, Samuel Baker, Philip Calle.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/571  19 and 20 October 1785

Contents:
Conveyance by lease and release from Thomas Johnson late of Old Stratford, but now of the city of Worcester, architect, to Sarah and Anne Lees of Stratford-upon-Avon, spinsters, of a house in Warwick for the term of life of the said Thomas Johnson.
Witnesses: William Beresford, baker; J. Barnbroock.
Two receipts dated 29 August 1807 and 10 May 1811 and a bill dated August 1783 enclosed.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/572  15 December 1778

Contents:
Bond in £1260 for payment of £630 and interest by Thomas Hall, late of Great Kington but now of Avon Dasset to Sarah Lees and Anne Lees both of Stratford-upon-Avon, spinsters.
Witnesses: Sarah Graham, Robert Wheler.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/573  15 January 1774

Contents:
Receipt given by Thomas Johnson for the sum of £50.0s.0d paid by the Misses Sarah and Anne Lees, executors of their mother Elizabeth Lees, deceased, being the legacy left his wife, one of the daughters of the said Elizabeth, deceased, by her father William Lees, deceased and payable after the death of her mother.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/574  24 February 1773

Contents:
Receipt given by Thomas Johnson for the sum of £7.13s.5d paid to him by his sisters-in-law, Sarah Lees and Anne Lees, executrixes of their late mother, Elizabeth Lees, deceased.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/575  13 April 1764

Contents:
Bond in £1100 for the payment of £550 with interest etc. by Thomas Hall of Great Kington, wheelwright, to Sarah Pitt of Old Stratford, spinster.
Witnesses: William Hunt, William Walford.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/576  16 May 1729

Contents:
A pair of indentures of fine between Joseph Chambers, plaintiff and Thomas Copelande and Priscilla his wife, deforciants, concerning premises in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/577  25 and 26 February 1728/9

Contents:
Conveyance by lease and release from Thomas Copeland of St. Mary Magdalen, Southwarke, co. Surrey, whitesmith, son and heir of John Copeland the younger, late of Stratford-upon-Avon, tailor, by Catherine his wife, both deceased, to Thomas Chambers of Stratford-upon-Avon, periwig-maker, of a tenement on the north side of Wood Street, adjoining a tenement of Mrs. Jane Hicks, widow, in the tenure of Benjamin West on the east and a tenement of William Copeland in the tenure of Robert Cooper, flaxman, on the west.
Witnesses: Joseph Woolmer, Robert Cooper, Thomas Woolmer.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/578  Trinity Term 1703

Contents:
Indenture of fine between John Copeland, junior, and Thomas Walford, plaintiff and Samuel Holtam, senior, Samuel Holtam, junior, Robert Ingram, John Browne, gent., Catherine Browne, spinster and Elizabeth Browne, spinster, deforciants, concerning lands and tenements in Stratford-upon-Avon, Ayleston and Atherstone.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/579  27 June 1741

Contents:
Agreement whereby William Lees of Stratford-upon-Avon, periwig-maker, agrees to resell a tenement in Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, within 10 years to William Copeland of the borough of Stratford-upon-Avon, stay-maker.
Witnesses: John Higgins, Gilbert Glover.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/580  21 May 1703

Contents:
Bond in the sum of £105 for the performance of covenants expressed in Indentures of the same date by Samuel Holtam senior and Samuel Holtam, junior, coopers, to John Copeland, tailor, all of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Witnesses: William Challoner, Richard Wall, Thomas White.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/581  24 July 1811

Contents:
Articles on the intended marriage of Richard Jee, the younger, of Hartshill in the parish of Mancetter, gent., with Elizabeth Roberts, spinster, only daughter of Thomas Roberts of Paxford, co. Worc., gent.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/582  1620-21

Contents:
Copy made in 1688 of 'A Rule for the true and ready parting or measuring of Shottery meadow' for the years 1620-1621. Parchment; quarto roll of 10 folios of names of occupiers, etc. Greater part of four leaves missing and two others damaged.
On inside of cover: 'Stephen Burman is the right owner of this Meadow Book. 1688'

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/583  31 October 1582

Contents:
Conveyance by Thomas Throckmorton of Coughton, esq., to Richard Pigeon of Badsey, co. Worcs., yeoman, and his heirs and for want of such to the heirs of John Pigeon, father of the said Richard, for the sum of £60, of all those pasture lands lately inclosed in Porteway furlong, Middle furlong and Trent furlong lying in the fields of the hamlets of Badsey and Aldington and now in the occupation of the said Richard Pigeon. Warranty against Margaret wife of the said Thomas Throckmorton.
Appoints William Watson and Evan Martin attorneys to deliver possession.
Witnesses: George Ainesley, John Wise, Thomas Allen.
Delivery of possession given by William Watson and Evan Marten 13 May 26 Elizabeth [1584] in presence of Richard Smith, William George, Thomas Pygyn, Junior, Richard Robartes, Thomas Perse, Barnabas Robarts.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/584  26 July 1569

Contents:
Conveyance for the sum of £50 by Richard Waver, otherwise Over, of the city of Coventry, mercer, son and heir of the late deceased Henry Over to Sir John Spencer of Althropp, co. Northants., Knight, of the advowson of the Parish Church of Hardwick commonly called Priors Hardwick; reciting the grant by Edward VI [1467] dated 24 March in the seventh year of his reign to John Knight and Thomas Holmes of London, gentlemen, and their grant dated 12 May 7 Edward VI to the said Henry Over, deceased of the said advowson wherein the Church is described as parcel of the possessions of the late Priory or Cathedral Church of our Blessed Lady of Coventry, dissolved; with warranty against the interest of Leonard Harryson (now incumbent) upon the resignation of Thursten Moseley late incumbent of the vicarage.
Witnesses: William Williams, William Glover, William Willes.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/585  25 March 1630

Contents:
Settlement by Thomas Parker of Beaudesert, yeoman, upon himself, Susannah his wife and his heirs male with remainder to his brother, Edmund Parker of Kington Grange in the parish of Claverdon, yeoman, of a tenement called Buckley's House, with lands etc. in Beaudesert in his own occupation.
Witnesses: John Dighton, Henry Disonn, Joseph Parker.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/586  7 December 1739

Contents:
Appointment by Thomas Hardy esquire, Sheriff of the county of Warwick, for the year ending Michaelmas 1739 of Andrew Lagrange of Lyon's Inn, co. Middlesex, gent., to secure monies on his behalf of the Lords Commissioners of H.M. Treasury etc.
Witnesses: Thomas Budd, Robert Sparrow.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/587  16 September 1709

Contents:
Affidavit of John Palmer of Marston Culey that Cordelia Newstead, late of London, widow, did in his presence sign and publish her last Will bearing date 15 June 1709.
Witness: Samuel Eden, Master in Chancery.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/588  12 February 1788

Contents:
Official writ of enquiry in an action of debt between Edward Wright and Henry Worsey (debts contracted at Rugby.)

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/589  23 May 1654

Contents:
Lease by the Rt. Honourable John Lord Bergavenny of Sherbourne, co. Oxon., to Adolphus Oughton and Martin Whadcock, both of Fillongley, gents., of Fillongley Park for 99 years, reciting a lease to the same parties for 21 years of the said premises at a rental of £10.
Witnesses: George Nevill, John Prosser, F. Wrenford.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/590  19 October 1687

Contents:
Lease for a year by William Holliar of Fillongley, yeoman, and Catherine his wife to William Billington of Fillongley, butcher, of land in Fillongley, called Suttons.
Witnesses: Thomas Holbeche, Martin Holbeche, Richard Bickley.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/591  22 October 1702

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Fillongley, being a surrender by Henry Greene to William Dugdale, esquire, of land in Metley End called the Hermitage, otherwise Fidler's Croft.
Signed, Thomas Holbeche, steward.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/592  16 October 1600

Contents:
Lease granted by Robert Spencer of Oldthroppe, co. Northants., esquire, to Richard Blunte of Priors Hardwick, gent., of the moiety of the tithes, etc. of lands in Hardwick lately enclosed by Ralph Blunt, gent., deceased, father of the said Richard, for a term of 21 years at a rent of 16 shillings.
Witnesses: William Baldwin, Stephen French, Edward Asheby.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/593  2 July 1651

Contents:
Conveyance by Andrew Yarranton of Rock, co. Worcester, esq., and Mary his wife to Stephen Halford of Obden in the parish of Dodderhill, gent., of a farm house and lands in Bonehill in the parish of Tamworth in the occupation of William Cleybrook - reciting a conveyance bearing date 18 December 1650 by William Steele esq., Recorder of the City of London, Thomas Cooke, William Bosevile, John Sparrow, William Kenwrick, and others, trustees for the sale of crown lands to the said Andrew Yarranton.
Witnesses: John Corbyn, La: Yarranton, Robert Vicarie, Adam Hough.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/594  15 August 1772

Contents:
Lease by Decimus Slatter, the elder, of Lambcott, in the parish of Upper Eatington, gent., to William Ockley of Ilmington, yeoman, of a tenement and land in Ilmington in the occupation of the said William Ockley - for 4 years at £75 yearly rent.
Witnesses: Decimus Slatter, junior, Francis Findon.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/595  25 April 1626

Contents:
Conveyance by John Field of Knowle, yeoman, Thomas Holbeach, of Solihull, yeoman and Richard Watton of Yardley, nailer, and Anne his wife to Thomas Foxe of Yardley, tanner, for the sum of £80, of a cottage and two crofts, of pasture and one other croft called the Hiskes in Yardley in the occupation of the said Richard Walton.
Witnesses: John Marston, Thomas Flynte, Richard Foxe, Richard Dunton, Thomas Foxe, junior, Henry Prettie, Joseph Saunes, John Postan.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/596  19 January 1704/5

Contents:
Indentures between Mary Averey of Sloly hill in the parish of Arley, widow of Richard Avery late of the same, gent., deceased, Thomas Willington, senior, of the same, merchant, Waldive Willington, citizen and silkman of London, Thomas Willington of Tamworth, junior, gent., and William Avery of Coventry, gent., of the first part, William Groves of the City of Coventry, gent., of the second part and Richard Beresford of Stoak in the city of Coventry, gent., and Joseph Olds of the city of Coventry, mercer of the third part concerning the conveyance of tenements and lands in Arley and Over Whitacre.
Witnesses: D. Cox, Abigail Crockford, Elizabeth Caple, Henry Cave.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/597  24 April 1674

Contents:
Conveyance by John Ferrers of Tamworth Castle, esq., and Nicholas Parker of Tamworth, gent., to George Antrobus of Tamworth, clerk and Samuel Langley of Bolehall, clerk, for the sum of £416 13s 4d of a messuage on the north side of Market Street, Tamworth, between the tenement of the said John Ferrers and Nicholas Parker in the occupation of Ralph Gibbins on the east side, the garden of.... on the north, the tenement in the occupation of Edward Drayton and John Varnam called the Beare on the west side and the said street on the south - now in the occupation of Philip Antrobus, weaver, which tenement was heretofore called the Swan with two necks, and also a close in the lordship of Bolehall and parish of Tamworth called Priest Riddings, now or late in the occupation of George Pretty and Henry Davies. Warranty against Anne wife of John Ferrers and Sir Humphry Ferrers, knight, son and heir of the said John. The grantees covenant to grind their corn, malt etc. at the water corn mills of the said John Ferrers, called the Castle Mills in the manor of Tamworth Castle and to do suit and service at the court of the said John and his heirs; with arrangements for payment of tithes etc. Appointment of Charles Baynton of Tamworth gent., and Jonathan Backhouse of same, gent., as attorneys to deliver possession.
Witnesses: Edward Parker, Henry Adcock.
Endorsed: '1731. Now the executors of Joseph Blood.' '1739. John Spooner owns the houses and Thomas Heath the land'.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/598  18 November 1631

Contents:
A Pardon of Alienation by the Crown, granted to Arthur Samwell, esq., second son of Sir William Samwell, knight, after the grant of the manors of Priors Hardwick and Marston Priors from his father to him on 20 January 1627/8.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/599  5 June 1645

Contents:
Settlement on the marriage of William Burton of Fillongley, clerk, and Amphillis, one of the daughters of Richard Greene of Fillongley, yeoman and Amphillis his wife, of lands in Fillongley. Francis Turner and Richard Averie of Arley, yeomen, being parties.
Witnesses: Thomas Ashmole, Richard Avery, Henry Hollingworth.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/600  31 October 1677

Contents:
Release by Clement Greene the younger, son and heir of Clement Greene late of Fillongley, yeoman, to William Hollyer of Fillongly, yeoman, of a close of pasture called Suttons Close in the parish of Fillongley, reciting a deed dated 1 August 1674 between Edward Woodcock of Over Whitacre, yeoman, son of Timothy Woodcock late of Astley, clerk, deceased and Richard Snell of Maxstock, yeoman, whereby the said close then in the tenure of Thomas Hill, tenant of the said Edward Woodcock and Richard Snell was conveyed to the said William Hollyer.
Witnesses: Peter Prince, Robert Adams, Henry Burton, William Prince.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/601  10 May 1573

Contents:
Lease granted by Symon Ralegh of Farnburghe, esq., and Anne Ralegh wife of the said Symon and George Ralegh, son and heir apparent of the said Symon to Robert Basse of Avendorsett, husbandman, Margerie his wife and John Basse their son for the sum of £29 for 80 years, if they shall so long live, paying yearly 22 shillings with heriot etc. of a messuage or tenement wherein or in parcell whereof the said Robert Basse now dwells situate and being in Avendorsett, and also two yards of land lying and being in the fields of Avendorsett now in the tenure of the said Robert, parcel of the inheritance of the said Simon, and also all houses, buildings, etc. to the said messuage belonging and the two yards of land.
Witnesses: Anthony Dytton, Edmond Grevill, Wylliam Belts. Richard Petiver

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/602  23 June 1641

Contents:
Letters Patent being an exemplification of a Bill answer, replication and deposition of witnesses concerning the will of Thomas Shakespeare of Anseley and his estates in Ansley, Fillongley, Arley and elsewhere in the county of Warwick - mentions several relatives.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/603  27 April 1759

Contents:
A monthly Poor Rate and Assessment (with a list of ratepayers) in the parish of Old Stratford.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/604  29 September 1732

Contents:
Conveyance from Thomas Nason the elder of Wellesbourne Mountford in the parish of Wellesbourne Hastings, gent., and Elizabeth his wife to William Wigan of Lower Itchington in the parish of Bishop's Itchington, gent., of lands and tenements at Wellesbourne Mountford.
Witnesses: Thomas Walford, Thomas Clarke.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/605  26 March 1611

Contents:
Conveyance by Ambrose Arden of Longcroft in the parish of Yoxall, esq., to Edward Clifton of Coventry, weaver, in consideration of £20 of a messuage and garden in the occupation of the said Edward Clifton, situated on the north side of Spon Street, Coventry, between a tenement and garden now or late in the tenure of John Berrie on the east side and a tenement and garden now or late in the occupation of Robert Cutter on the west 'all which said messuage or tenement and garden lawfully and rightfully descended from and after the death of Christian Arden, mother of the said Ambrose Arden, unto the said Ambrose Arden as sonne and heire of the said Christian Arden.'
Warranty against the said Ambrose and Mary his wife.
Witnesses: Myhell Yoynar, Henry Pakeman, William Shewell, John Brome, Humfrey Smallwood, William Stapleton, Samuel Brownell.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/606  10 May 1573

Contents:
Indenture between Robert Catlyn of Raunds, co. Northampton, gent., of the first part, and William Bury of the same town and county, gent., of the second part. In consideration of a marriage to be had and solemnized between the said William Bury and Mary Catelyn one of the daughters of the said Robert Catelyn, and for a jointure to be assured unto the said Mary, it is agreed that the said William Bury shall marry the said Mary Catelyn 'and hir espouse and wedde after the lawes of holy churche before the feaste of St. John Baptist next ensuing the date hereof yf the said Mary will ther unto consent and agree and the lawes of holy church will it permitt and suffer'. And in like manner the said Robert Catelyn grants to and with the said William Bury by these presents that the said Mary shall marry and take to her husband the said William Bury 'and him espouse and wedd after the lawes of holy church etc.' The said William Bury covenants to and with the said Robert Catelyn within one year next after the marriage had and solemnized that he will make or cause to be made unto Sir Edward Mountague, Knight, John Spencer, Thomas Mulsho, Tobias Chauncy, esquires, Richard Clyfford, William Mountague, William Catelyn son and heir apparent of the said Robert Cattelyn, Robert Mulsho and Henry Catelyn gents., and to their heirs for ever a good, sure and lawful estate or other lawful assurance or conveyance in the law in fee simple of and in all his messuages, cottages, tofts, lands, tenements, etc. in Barton-upon-the-Heathe, except the house in which one Robert Bury, gent., now dwelleth - except also the house wherein one John Savage, husbandman, now dwelleth. To the proper use and behoof of the said William and Mary for the term of the natural life of one Elizabeth Tawyer, wife of Thomas Tawyer, gent., and mother unto the said William Bury and after her decease to the use and behoof of the said William Bury and the heirs male of the said William Bury which he shall beget of the body of the said Mary, and for default of such issue to the use of the right heirs of the said William for ever. The said William Bury further covenants and grants to and with the said Robert Catelyn that he will within the same year next after the said marriage assure and convey to the said Mary Catelyn a good sure and sufficient and lawful estate in all the lands, tenements, etc. in Mourton, olde Mourton, new Mourton, and Caldecot in the county of Gloucester to such effect, use and purpose hereafter mentioned, viz. that she the said Mary Catelyn may now occupy and enjoy all the above lands etc. in Mourton etc. after the death of the said Elizabeth Tawyer for and during the natural life of the said Mary Catelyn in such manner and form as agreed and concluded betwixt the said Robert Catelyn and the said William Bury. In consideration of which said marriage to be solemnized and of all the covenants, grants, etc. specified on the behalf of the said William Bury well and truly to be observed and for and in consideration of the better advancement of the said William and Mary the said Robert Catelyn covenants, promises and grants to and with the said William Bury that he, the said Robert Catelyn shall and will well and truly pay to William Bury at or before the feast of the nativity of our Lord God next ensuing the date of these indentures the sum of two hundred marks of good and lawful money of England.
In witness whereof the parties first abovesaid to these present indentures interchangeably have set their seals.
Dated 10 May 15 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: William Samwell, Thomas Tawyer, Phillipp Battisforde.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/607  February 1802

Contents:
'In eight days of the Purification of the blessed Mary': Final agreement made in Court between Thomas Blayney, gent., plaintiff and Thomas Hooper, esq., and Mary his wife, deforciants, of one messuage, one dovehouse, two barns, one garden, twenty acres of land, ten acres of meadow, ten acres of pasture with the appurtenances in Claverdon otherwise Claredon, Langley, and Norton Lindsey otherwise Linsey in the parish of Claverdon, and of the rectory of Claverdon with the appurtenances and also of all and all manner of tythes yearly arising, growing or renewing in Claverdon, Langley, Norton Lindsey and in the parish of Claverdon; whereupon a plea of covenant was summoned between them that the said Thomas Hooper and Mary have granted to the aforesaid Thomas Blayney the aforesaid tenements, rectory and tithes to hold to the said Thomas Blayney and his heirs during the lives of Benjamin Pearkes and Mary and Lucy Birlingham and the life of the longer liver of them - the said Thomas and Mary and the heirs of the said Thomas warrant to the said Thomas Blayney and his heirs the aforesaid tenements etc. and for this grant, warranty, fine and agreement the said Thomas Blayney hath given to the said Thomas and Mary Hooper £420 sterling.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/608  26 November 1724

Contents:
Indenture between John Barber the younger, son and heir apparent of John Barber of Shottery near Stratford-upon-Avon, yeoman and Martha his wife, late Martha Grove, sister of Francis Grove of Badsey in co. Worcs., gent., of the one part, the said Francis Grove and John Grove of Bishampton in co. Worcs., clerk, another brother of her the said Martha, and Peter Penny of Bengworth in the borough of Evesham, co. Worcs., gent., of the other part, reciting that a marriage had lately been solemnized between the said John Barber junior and the said Martha and that various differences had arisen between the said John and his wife in relation to the settling of the fortune of the said Martha (the said fortune being uncertain unless the said Francis Grove was pleased to remit certain sums of money to his said sister amounting to £360) and agreeing that the said sum shall be placed out at 5% interest and if she dies the interest of £250 is to be paid to her husband and the other £100 to be entirely at his disposal.
Witnesses: Joseph Smith, John Harward, J. Bulleine, E. Burton.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/609  1703

Contents:
An indenture between Hugh Clopton of Stratford-upon-Avon, esquire and Elizabeth his wife, daughter and heir of Thomas Millward and Anne his wife of the one part and William Grainger of Stapenhill, co. Derby, esq., of the other part, reciting the marriage settlement (1702) of the said Hugh and Elizabeth Clopton to which Sir John Clopton, Knight, father of the said Hugh, Thomas Millward esq., and Anne his wife, Richard Dighton, esq., Carew Guidett, William Somervile, esq., and Simon Harcoate esq., were parties concerning estates in Derbyshire.
Not executed.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/610  4 October 1716

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Atherstone of Edward Repington esq., admitting William Harrison of Isburne in co. Sussex, yeoman, brother and heir of Francis Harrison, late of Chilcoate, co. Derby, gent., deceased, late while he lived a customary tenant of the Manor aforesaid, to a messuage in Atherstone of which the said Francis died possessed, situate between the house and land of John Goadby on one side and the house and land of William Kenny on the other, and containing one quarter of a burgage.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/611  10 November 1747

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Contents:
Assignment of lease of 1000 years of an estate at Ifield, co. Sussex, by Edward Clopton and Martha his wife to William Heaver.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/612  30 June 1739

Contents:
Counterpart of assignment by Hugh Watson and Sir Hugh Clopton to Thomas Mortiboyes of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., of land in Clopton, Ingon, Rhyn Clifford and Bridgetown.
Witnesses: Phillip Hatton, John Court.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/613  15 April 1734

Contents:
Counterpart of assignment of a term of 99 years of the Clopton estates (as in 612) as security for £1000 and interest by Sir Hugh Clopton and trustees to Mr. Hugh Watson.
Witnesses: Thomas Rigg, Thomas Jones.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/614  12 December 1732

Contents:
Settlement of the Clopton estates (as in 612) by Hugh Clopton of the Middle Temple, London, esq., upon his family and descendants with provision for the supply of coats and gowns to the Almspeople every second year, viz:
Dating from Lady Day of every second year after his death twelve blue costs of the value of 20 shillings each for twelve Almsmen and twelve blue Gowns of the value of 20 shillings each for twelve Almswomen belonging to the Almshouses shall be provided, upon each of which said coats and gowns shall be affixed a cross of the arms of the Clopton family on the right shoulder, constantly to be worn therewith; the Vicar to be paid 1 guinea to preach a sermon in the Chapel of the said town on 29 May annually commemorating the happiness of the glorious restoration of our constitution in Church and state and also 5 shillings to the clerk, 12 pence each to the Almspeople and to lay out the residue of the £16 in straw hats and aprons for the almswomen.
Signed by Hugh Clopton. Common seal.
Witnesses: Robert Mease, Edward Allen, clerk to Robert Mease.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/615  3 March 1711/12


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Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Atherstone of Edward Repington Esq.
Surrender by Samuel Power of Atherstone, whitesmith, Francis Power, elder son and heir of the said Samuel by Elizabeth his late wife, deceased and Samuel Power junior, another son, to the use of himself for life and after to the use of his son Francis and, from and after his decease, to the use of Sarah Wheatley, one of the daughters of Samuel Wheatley, late of Badgley Ensor, yeoman, deceased, intended wife of the said Francis.
Endorsed by receipts dated 29 May 1734 for £30 by Samuel Power, money received from his brother Francis being two sums of £15 a piece payable to him and his brother Thomas deceased.
Also receipt, dated same day, for £15 received by Joseph Power of his brother Francis.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/616  23 August 1716


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Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Atherstone of Edward Repington, esq.
Surrender by Richard Turner to Thomas Salisbury of a tenement in Atherstone to hold during the life of the said Richard Turner of Sutton Coldfield, butcher.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/617  8 December 1575


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Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Atherstone of Sir William Deveroux, Knight.
Surrender by William Hodgkinson and Christopher Hodgkinson his son to the use of Robert Wilde and Alice his wife, of a third part of a burgage in Atherstone between Christopher Nottingham on the one side and John Warforde on the other, and a selion of land there in the common fields in a place called the Innedge near a lane called le Hall Lane.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/618  20 October 1636


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Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Atherstone of Lady Margaret Repington, widow.
Surrender by Richard Bracebridge and Martha his wife to the use of Samuel Bracebridge and Susanna his wife of a messuage containing three fourth parts of a burgage in Atherstone between the land of John Sadler on the one side and the land of John Shellard on the other and in the tenure of the said Samuel Bracebridge.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/619  30 May 1700


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Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Atherstone of Edward Repington, Esq.
A surrender by Samuel Bracebridge Esq. to Elizabeth Power wife of Samuel Power of a "quatron and demid' quatron" of a burgage in Atherstone in the tenure of the above Samuel Power lying between the house and land of Richard Preston on one side and the house and land of Philip Launder now in the occupation of Richard Goodwin on the other side.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/620  30 April 1618


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Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Atherstone of Sir John Repington, Knight.
Surrender by Thomas Draiton of the City of London, Girdelor and Mary his wife to Richard Bracebridge and Mary his wife of a tenement in Atherstone in the occupation of the said Richard Bracebridge, containing half a burgage between the land of Francis Crewe on the one side and the land of John Sadler on the other.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/621  11 October 1632


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Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Atherstone of Lady Margaret Repington, widow.
Surrender by William Hawkhurste, clerk, and Mary his wife of the reversion of lands in the said Manor after the death of Joyce Goare, mother of the said Mary Hawkhurste, to the use of Henry Sheepey and Mary his wife. etc.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/622  25 January 1652/3

Contents:
Bond for performance of covenants by Samuel Orton of Atherstone, butcher, and Richard Orton of Grindon, yeoman, father of the said Samuel, to Samuel Bracebridge of Atherstone, gent., in £180.
Witnesses: John Savage, Thomas Wildey, Anne Dover.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/623  1 July 1568

Contents:
Ratification by Robert Hill of Atherstone, gent., to Michael Parker and Edmund Parker of their title to tithes of lands etc. in the Manor of Hartshill.
Witnesses: Michael Purefey, esq., John Drayton, tanner, Thomas Banester, Arthur Purefey, Francis Staresmore.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/624  1 October 1628

Contents:
Covenant between Richard Smyth of Reading, co. Berks., gent., and Anne his wife, William Dugdale of Shistocke, gent., and Margery his wife of the first part, Thomas Hollingworth of Fillongley, yeoman, of the second part and William Shawe of Fillongley, yeoman, of the third part, to levy a fine of a messuage and lands in Arley known by the name of Nicholas and of one meadow there called the Hall meadow.
Witnesses: Richard Burnebie, Thomas Holbeche, Roberte Petipher, Anthony Metcalfe of Reading, co. Berks., and John Grip of the same.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/625  1 October 1712

Contents:
Deed between Thomas Timms of Loxley, yeoman, and Judith his wife and Joshua Edwards of Stratford-upon-Avon, cordwainer, to declare the uses of a fine concerning a messuage and lands in Loxley.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/626  28 November 1766

Contents:
Charter of Recovery concerning lands in Hatton mentioned in Nos. 627 and 628.
King's Bench seal attached in tin case.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/627  23 and 24 October 1766

Contents:
Conveyance by lease and release for specified purposes by William Shakespeare of Birmingham, baker and Anne his wife (which said William Shakespeare was the only son and heir of John Shakespeare late of Hatton, blacksmith, deceased who was the only son and heir of Thomas Shakespeare of Hatton, blacksmith, deceased) to Thomas Strangways of Gray's Inn, Middlesex, gent., and Thomas Nelson of Hatton, clerk.
Witnesses: Henry Perkins, John Richards, William Bridgens Barton.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/628  31 May 1714

Contents:
Conveyance by William Abbotts of Packwood, yeoman, to Thomas Shakespeare of Hatton, blacksmith, of land in the parish of Hatton, called Longridge.
Witnesses: Samuel Dadley, Richard Humfris, Thomas Aylesbury.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/629  1751, 1768, 1771

Contents:
Three Land Tax Assessments of Old Stratford.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/630  15 September 1563

Contents:
Conveyance in trust by Godith Bulstrode, widow, to Robert Middlemore, John Cupper, esquires, Richard Middlemore, Michael Nasshe, gents., and William Nasshe, upon the marriage of her daughter Anne with Thomas Nasshe of the site of the Manor or chief messuage of Nether Worton, co. Oxon., in which the said Godith now dwells, together with one garden, one dovehouse, and two other messuages, two gardens and eight yard lands in Nether Worton, whereof one messuage was late in the tenure of one John Rymyll now deceased and the other is called Darrets, together with eight closes of pasture all which are lying in the town and fields of Nether Worton and now in the occupation of the said Godith - also three other messuages, three gardens and four yards and half of land in the town and fields of Tew Magna, whereof one messuage and three yard lands are now or lately were in the tenure of Edmund Bere, and one other yard land thereof is now or lately was in tenure of Robert Whiting and one messuage and half yard land thereof are now or lately were in tenure of Elizabeth Buknell, widow; and other lands in le Grove in the parish of Sandforde, co. Oxon.; to hold to the use of the aforesaid Thomas Nasshe and Anne his wife and the heirs of Anne.
Witnesses: William Bond, Richard Parsons, Edmund Mannyng, John Sleymaker, John Maynard, Walter Bere, William Rymyll, Richard Whytley, Adam Russell, Francis Tayler, Edward Clemens?, Allyn Standard?

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/631  20 December 1575

Contents:
Conveyance by Thomas Nash of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., and Anne his wife, one of the daughters and co-heirs of Godith Bulstrode late of Nether Worton, co. Oxon., deceased, to Richard Purefey of Pichley, co. Northants., gent., for the sum of £833.6s 8d of the Manor house and 5 yard lands belonging, situate at Nether Worton in the parish of Michell Tew, co. Oxon., and another house called Rymels Farm and two yard lands and a half belonging and another house called Darets and half yard land, all which premises were late in the tenure of one William Bond and Godith his wife.
Witnesses: Nicholas Bukke, Thomas Barker, Thomas Emylie, Francis Moose, Arthur Thorne.
Endorsed with a mention of Cecily Priest alias Prise one of the daughters and co-heirs of Godith Bulstrode, deceased.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/632  1 June 1576

Deed cut in two.

Contents:
Indenture between Thomas Gibons of Newehall, esq., of the first part and John Hastings of Elford, co. Oxon., esq., and Edmund Gibons of London, gent., brother of the said Thomas of the second part - the said Thomas in consideration of the natural affection borne to his brother William Gibons of Dicheley, co. Oxon., grants to John Hastings and Edmund Gibons one Annuity of £20 out of the capital messuage and farm of Dicheley and all other lands etc. of the said Thomas in Dicheley within the parish of Spellsburye, co. Oxon., to the use of the said Thomas so long as William Gibons brother of the said Thomas shall live and after the decease of the said William to the use of such male issue as the said William shall have begotten on the body of Mary his wife so long as the said issue male shall live and after the decease of the said issue male to the use of the said Thomas Gibons his heirs and assigns for ever. If William dies without leaving heirs male of the body of the said Mary then the present grant to be utterly void.
Witnesses: Thomas Emylie, Henry Anthony, scrivener, Richard Vincent.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/633  5 June 1625

Contents:
A Quietus granted to Peter Roswell of Welcombe, gent., Edward Grevill of Milton (?Milcote) and George Rawley of Farneborough, Knt., upon payment of certain sums of money into the Exchequer.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/634  12 February 1619/20

Contents:
Writ for the execution of an order of Court between John Hill complainant and Eleanor Hill wife of James Powell, formerly wife and executrix of Thomas Hill, deceased: defendant to pay John Hill £20.
Part of great seal remains.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/635  1 April 1595

Contents:
Lease from Symon Raleighe of Farnburghe, esq., George Raleighe, son and heir apparent of the said Symon Raleighe, and Edwarde Raleighe son and heir apparant of the said George Raleighe, to John Lynnell of Cropredy in co. Oxon., yeoman, on payment of £40, of a messuage and three yard land 'and three-quarternes of a yarde lande' with appurtenances in the town, parish and fields of Avondorsett now in the occupation of Henry Lynnell father of the said John; to hold the said messuage etc. from and after the deaths of the said Henry Linnell, Joan his wife and Nicholas Wayte or from the surrender of a lease dated 10 May 15 Elizabeth made by Symon Raleighe, Anne Raleighe then his wife and the said George Raleighe unto the said Henry Lynell, Joan his wife and Nicholas Wayte, for 80 years, if the said John Lynnell shall so long live, paying yearly the sum of 32 shillings and also paying to the said George Raleighe at the decease of the said John Linnelle a heriot of the 'best good or cattell whereof he the said John Lynnell shall dye possessed'.
Witnesses: Thomas Chamberlayne, John Knight, Richard Gostelowe James Jannixe.
Bond for performance of covenants attached.
Witnesses: Thomas Chamberlayne, George Wilkensonne.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/636  10 October 1578

Contents:
Lease granted by Sir John Spencer of Oldthroppe, co. Northants., Knight, to John Dryver of Ladbroke, husbandman, and John Dryver his eldest son, of a messuage and yard land to same belonging in Ladbroke for 21 years paying seventeen shillings yearly.
Witnesses: John Burnell, James Wilcox.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/637  25 November 1698

Contents:
Indenture between John Copeland the elder of Stratford-upon-Avon, tailor and his wife Alice of the first part, John Copeland the younger, son and heir apparent of the said John Copeland the elder of the same town, tailor, and Catherine his wife, of the second part, and Samuel Holtam of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., and Joseph Smith of the same, ironmonger, (reciting that a marriage had been solemnized between the said John Copeland the younger and Catherine his wife, daughter of Ursula Timbrill of Preston-upon-Stour), whereby a tenement in Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, in the occupation of the said John Copeland the elder and John Copeland the younger, having a tenement in the occupation of Elizabeth Castell, widow, on the east side and a tenement in the occupation of John Hornbee on the west side thereof, are conveyed for the use and benefit of the said John Copeland and Catherine his wife after the death of his parents.
Witnesses: Josiah Dowley, Samuel Phillips.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/638  11 June 1649

Contents:
Copy conveyance by Robert Ingram of Alcester, haberdasher, to Edward Croft of Sutton, co. Glouc., gent., and Lionel Croft of the same town and county, gent., (reciting that a marriage had been solemnized between the said Robert Ingram and Sibilla Croft, daughter of the said Edward Croft and that £100 had been paid as a marriage portion) of three tenements in the borough of Stratford-upon-Avon, one in High Street, between a tenement in the occupation of William Hiccox on the north and a tenement in the holding of Mr. Richard Castell on the south and now in the tenure of John Townsend, another in Wood Street between a tenement in the holding of one Bucklie, widow, on the east and a tenement in the holding of... Postons, widow, on the west and now in the occupation of William Johnsons and the third in Wood Street aforesaid between the tenement in the occupation of the said William Johnsons on the east and a tenement in the holding of one Thomas Kerke, on the west and now in the occupation of the said.... Postons; to hold to the use of the said Robert Ingram and Sibilla his wife etc.
Witnesses: Francis Jarritt, Nicholas Knottisford.
Copy certified by William Challoner and Henry Browne.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/639  27 December 1690

Contents:
Conveyance from Thomas Price of Spernall, yeoman, to William Holioke of Moreton Bagot, gent., of lands and tenements in Henley-in-Arden, Wootton Wawen, Tamworth, Spernall, Great Alne and Morton Bagot.
Endorsed 'Not executed'.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/640  15 April 1708

Contents:
Receipt given by Edward Sadler for £73 paid by Mr. Richard Hickman 'for the use of my Master Walter Knight'.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/641  November 1698

Contents:
Draft agreement between William Holyoak of Moreton Bagot, gent., and Hannah Baker of Henley-in-Arden, widow, concerning the sale of the Red Lyon Inn, etc., formerly Mr. Holmes's, in Henley-in-Arden.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/642  9 April 1681

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Eccleshall, co. Staffs., by which land is conveyed to Thomas Nevall by William Wright and Elizabeth his wife.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/643  Michaelmas Term 1660

Contents:
Indenture of fine between William Cowper and John Horsley plaintiffs and John Baker, deforciant, concerning lands and tenements in Henley-in-Arden, Whitley and Wootton Wawen.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/644  17 March 1708/9

Contents:
Receipt given by Richard Hickman for £20 paid to Mr. West of Banbury.
Witnesses: Joseph Baker and Margaret Bate.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/645  St. Martin, 1690

Contents:
Indenture of fine between John Holioak, William Holioak, gent., plaintiffs and Thomas Price and Christopher Mawdick and Anne his wife, deforciants, concerning lands and tenements in Wootton Wawen, Henley-in-Arden, Tanworth, Spernall, Great Alne and Moreton Bagott.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/646  Easter Term 1598

Contents:
Indenture of fine between John Baker, Nicholas Wotton, John Bentford, John Bowes, plaintiffs and William Berry, esq., deforciant, concerning lands and tenements in Henley-in-Arden, Ullenhall, Bewdesert and Wotton.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/647  1683-90

Contents:
The title of Pretties Farm called Holmes's (in Henley) sold by William Holyoak to Hannah Baker.
Schedule of five deeds commencing with a conveyance by Richard Holmes and Margaret his wife to William Knight of Barrells and Thomas Court, dated 4 June 1683, and ending with an indenture dated 29 January 1690.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/648  February 1654/5

Contents:
Copy indenture of fine between Fulke Whateley, John Clarke and Elizabeth Heyne, widow, plaintiffs and Fulke Bellers and Elizabeth his wife and Edward Beale and Alice his wife, deforciants, concerning lands and tenements in Henley-in-Arden.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/649  4 February 1668/9

Contents:
Receipt for £50 and another for £36 given by Eleanor and William Fairfax, purchase money of a cottage and land in Henley-in-Arden sold to Richard Holmes.
Witnesses: John Knight, Samuel Brooke, Katherine Watson.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/650  27 February 1654/5

Contents:
Grant by Fulke Bellars of Athe, co. Kildare, brother and heir of William Bellars who was son and heir of Fulke Bellars late of Athe, deceased and Elizabeth his wife, Edward Beale of Banbury, co. Oxon., shoemaker and Alice his wife, mother of the said Fulke Bellars party to these presents to Fulke Whateley of Henley-in-Arden, yeoman, of four tenements in Henley-in-Arden now or late in the occupation of Edward Biggs, Thomas Postans, Thomas Fulwood, William Price - a close of pasture called Farther New Closs, containing twenty acres, a close called New Close otherwise Wad Closs, containing nine acres, a close called Gurrie Croft and ten ridges of arable land adjoining Wad Closs and five acres adjoining to land of Abram Timmins called Windmill Hill and five little ridges of arable land called the Butts lying near the Bridge called Fullers Horse Bridge all lying in Henley-in-Arden, Wootton Wawen and Whitby and in the occupation of Richard Whateley, etc.
Warranty against (among others) Simon Bellars, grandfather of the said Fulke, party to presents. Timothy Harris of Banbury appointed attorney to deliver possession.
Witnesses: William Hawtayne, George Warde, Timothy Harris, William Haynes, Thomas Tustian, John Clarke, Edward Welchman, Richard French.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/651  30 March 1615

Contents:
Copy release by Katherine Kirby of Stratford-upon-Avon, widow, to Richard Hill of Henley-in-Arden, late of Snitterfield, yeoman, of all interest in thirty acres of tillable land in Henley-in-Arden, Whitle and Wootton Wawen, late in the occupation of Thomas Wheeler, and also four acres of meadow in the said common fields of Whitle and in certain places called Foxley in the same tenure.
Witnesses: William Debancke, Richard Gibbard, Joyce Atwood.
Copy certified by William Knight, William Chambers, John Holmes, to which is appended a copy of Indenture of Fine, Easter Term 11 James (1613) between Richard Hill, plaintiff and Thomas Kerby and Katherine his wife, deforciants, concerning the premises specified in the above deed.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/652  19 August 1568

Contents:
Grant by William Knyght of Beoley, co. Worcs., yeoman, for £5 to William Pirry of Packwood and Margery his wife of a tenement with garden etc. in Henley-in-Arden next the tenement of John Whatley on the north and that of Hugh Cole (part of the possessions of the Guild of Henley now disolved) on the south now in the occupation of Elizabeth Hall.
Witnesses: Daniel Baker, bailiff, Thomas Homes, John Grene, Richard Barret, Ralph Downne and Anthony Best, scrivener.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/653  20 May 1604

Contents:
Grant according to agreement of 1 May 1604 by William Barrett of Whytley in the parish of Wootton Wawen, yeoman, Margaret his wife and John Barrett his son and heir, to Richard Holmes of Henley-in-Arden, tanner and John Holmes his son of a cottage in Henley-in-Arden, between a cottage in the tenure of widow Cole on the south side and the mansion house of the said Richard Holmes on the north side.
Witnesses: Christopher Holmes, John Hemming, Richard Barrett, William Poole, mercer, William Baker, Robert Slye, Thomas Collens.
Bond for performance of covenant, dated 1 May 1604.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/654  20 June 1597

Contents:
Release by Daniel Baker the elder of Henley-in-Arden, tanner and Daniel Baker of Stratford-upon-Avon, draper, his son to John Baker of Henley-in-Arden, tanner, of interest etc. in twelve selions of arable land containing four acres in Henley-in-Arden near unto Reddington Gate between land sometime Rowland Wheelers and that of George Whateley, late of Stratford now deceased, and in six selions of arable land containing one and a half acres called Dead Leas in the fields of Whitley in the parish of Wootton Wawen.
Witnesses: Daniel Hemming, Thomas Cowper, William Smith.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/655  10 June 1564

Contents:
Bond in 100 marks for the performance of covenants by John Catesby of Clements Inn, within the suburbs of the City of London to Clement Throckmorton of Haseley, esq.
Witnesses: G. Chambers, William Poley, John Wright.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/656  Warwick Lent Assizes, 1617

Contents:
The answer of Edmund Reason, alias Sheppard, to the bill of complaint of Nicholas Reason, alias Sheppard, and Cecily his wife complainants, concerning domestic arrangements.

Miscellaneous Deeds and Papers  ER 3/657  7 March 1662/3

Contents:
Conveyance for trust purposes by William Combe of Old Stratford, esq., to Sir Thomas Stephens of Little Sodbury, co. Glouc., Knight, and Sir Combe Wagstaffe of Tachbrooke, Knight, in trust that they shall sell all or any part of the following lands and premises (except the lands limited in trust for the maintenance of the said William Combe) to raise money to pay the debts of the said William Combe mentioned in annexed schedule - the lands unsold after debts satisfied to remain to the use of the said William Combe for life and after his decease to the use of his only daughters and heirs, one half to Katherine wife of the said Sir Thomas Stephens and one half to Mary, wife of John Rous of Tachbrooke, esq., and after their decease to the use of Thomas Stephens son of Katherine, and Sir Combe Wagstaffe, son of Mary. Property mentioned in Old Stratford - the site of the Manor or Mansion House called the College with all gardens etc.; pasture ground called Sheffields Close; fishing in the River Avon and the soil covered with the said river; also the fishing in the River Avon in Old Stratford in possession of Nicholas Ingram; a capital messuage in Wellcombe in Old Stratford late in the possession of Thomas Combe, esq., deceased; pastures in Welcombe late in the possession of Francis Watts, gent.; a pasture called Barne Close late in the occupation of the said Francis Watts; pastures, etc. called Ingon ground and Ingon Grove late in possession of William Caudwell; Parsons Closes late in the occupation of William Hickocks; four yard lands in common fields of Old Stratford, Welcombe and Bishopton, late in the occupation of Francis Watts and Thomas Cuddy; cottages in Welcombe late in the occupation of Thomas Hickcocks and widow Terre; three yard lands in the common fields of Old Stratford, Welcombe and Bishopton, late in the occupation of Thomas Combe, esq., deceased, with all houses, buildings, barns, stables, dovehouses, orchards, etc.etc. lying in Old Stratford, Bishops Hampton alias Hampton Lucy; two messuages called Reignold and Willsons house late in the possession of Thomas Combe Esq., deceased and William Wilson with the close called James his close now converted into a garden by the said Henry James; one half yard land in the common fields of Old Stratford, Welcombe and Bishopton manor, late in the possession of Edward Roberts and Joseph Phillipps (Callweys excepted); a capital mansion house known as Newhouse in Allchurch, co. Worcs., late in the occupation of William Combe, but now of William Thomas esq.; pasture grounds in Allchurch, known as Dranells, the Cocksuite, Ford Leasowe and Fords meadow, Stony Furlong; one other part of Cocksuite Croft; one close called the Piggyards; one meadow joining to the floodgates; one meadow called Long Meadow with closes called Church Close, Brick Close, Almehouse Close, Fords meadow, Webfeild Close and meadow, and ye Dry Ground; close called Bishopps Feild; close called the Conygree taken out of the said Bishoppsfeild and all land etc. belonging to the said mansion house.
A schedule of debts at end - one to pay [Samuel] Scriven the glazier for work at the College - £3. 10s. 0d.

Records of the Court of Sewers  ER 3/658-66  [n.d.]

Records of the Court of Sewers  ER 3/658  May 1608

Contents:
One detached membrane of presentments as below, numbered 27 and endorsed with date.

Records of the Court of Sewers  ER 3/659  7 October 1608

Contents:
Before Edmund Bowyer, Thomas Gardner, Thomas.... and Thomas Hunt, Knights, Richard Humble, esq.,............... gent., Justices of our Lord the King assigned to survey the........ river, ditches, banks, shores, gates, sluices, bridges,....... milldams, cataracts, pools, locks, ebbing weirs and other impediments and lesions between the Bridge of Kingston, co.
Surrey and Ravensbourne in co. Kent, at St. Margaret's Hall, Southwark.
Contains presentments, names of jurors, depositions of witnesses, decisions and orders.
Four membranes written on both sides.

Records of the Court of Sewers  ER 3/660  1607-08

Contents:
Four detached membranes numbered 11, 22, 33 and 44;
No. 11 contains date 8 July 1608;
No. 22 mentions an order of 22 May 1607;
No. 33 contains date 18 August 1608
No. 44, being an outside membrane, is endorsed
July, August and September 1608.

Records of the Court of Sewers  ER 3/661  c. 1618

Contents:
Three membranes of the Records of the Court of Sewers fastened at head with modern tape. The two sides of the first contains an incomplete copy of a Crown charter appointing Commissioners to survey the banks of the Thames with its tributary streams, sewers, ditches, etc. from East Moulsey, co. Surrey to Ravensbourne, co. Kent.
The second contains the names of the jurors and presentments.
The third contains presentments and is dated 4 November 1618.

Records of the Court of Sewers  ER 3/662  1634-35

Contents:
Sewer Court Rolls (three membranes) apparently continuous but without heading; the third containing the date 13 October 1634, 7 January 1634/5 and 17 April 1635 when the court was adjourned.

Records of the Court of Sewers  ER 3/663  15 August 1633

Contents:
Two fragments of Sewer Rolls of similar handwriting, one dated 15 August 1633.

Records of the Court of Sewers  ER 3/664  9 December 1617

Contents:
One membrane of a Sewer Roll.

Records of the Court of Sewers  ER 3/665  15 October 1687

Contents:
Roll of a Session of Sewers held at Westminster, respecting those from Hampton, Teddington, Twickenham to Temple Bar; contains a list of names of inhabitants in several streets.

Records of the Court of Sewers  ER 3/666  1608

Contents:
Two more detached membranes of about same date [1608] numbered 2 and 3.

[no title]  ER 3/667  28 February 1475

Contents:
Indenture of military service whereby George, Duke of Clarence retained John Archer, 'squier' to 'do service of werre' to the king and to him, the said Duke, in his retinue in the Duchy of Normandy and the realm of France for one year, with three archers 'wele and suffisantly abled, armed and araied' at 18 pence a day wages for himself and 6 pence a day for each archer.
Dated 28 February 12 Edward IV.
English, on vellum.

[no title]  ER 3/668  5 September 1576

Contents:
Acquittance from Henry Heicroft, vicar of Stratford-upon-Avon, to John Taylor and Anthony Tanner, chamberlains, for £10, a half year's rent 'for the serveing of the vicaridg'.
Signed, with seal.

[no title]  ER 3/669  29 September 1579

Contents:
Acquittance from William Gilbard, alias Higges, 'clarke and assistent in Stratford upon Avon', to Peter Smart and William Wilson, chamberlains, for £5 for his 'half yeares wages'.
Dated 29 September 21 Elizabeth.
Signed, with seal.

[no title]  ER 3/670  2 October 1580

Contents:
Similar acquittance from the same, as 'Curate in Stratford' to the same for £5.
Dated 2 October 22 Elizabeth.
Signed, with seal.

[no title]  ER 3/671  7 April 1591

Contents:
Presentment at a Leet at Stratford, 7 April 33 Elizabeth enumerating the boundaries of the liberties of the borough. Copy by R.B. Wheler from a Ms in his possession, dated 1600.

[no title]  ER 3/672  1591

Contents:
'Mr. Jeffereys charges to London' including his stay there and journey home, with fees paid to lawyers on Stratford business; 26 April - [20 May?] 33 Elizabeth.

[no title]  ER 3/673  8 June 1591

Contents:
'Charges disbursed by Mr. Rogers in ridinge to London', his stay there and return to Stratford.

[no title]  ER 3/674  1593

Contents:
'The Chamber of Stretforde indebeted to Rycharde Quyney' for wine, sugar, horse-hire, etc.

[no title]  ER 3/675  7 November 1598

Contents:
Letter from Daniel Baker at Stratford, to his uncle, [Richard] Quyney, in London, upon money matters etc.

[no title]  ER 3/676  23 November [1598]

Contents:
Letter from Abraham Sturley to his 'brother Mr. Richard Quiney at the Belle in Charter Lane att London', on private business and Stratford news.

[no title]  ER 3/677  [1598]

Contents:
Letter from Nicholas Raby to Simon Stone asking his 'best helpe' for the bearer.
On the lower half of the page is a draft of a petition for relief to 'the decaied towne of Stratford' from payment of subsidies tenths, etc., and on the back a memorandum to write to Mr. Warborton, Mr. Parsons, 'my cosen William Walford. item to my father concerning Thomas Jones'

[no title]  ER 3/678  [1598]

Contents:
Draft of a petition from the Borough of Stratford for relief with reference to the great fires of 36 and 37 Elizabeth

[no title]  ER 3/679  September 1608

Contents:
Survey of lands of the Corporation of Stratford at Dodwell, made by order of a council held 27 April 1608; with notes, dated 16 September 1608, as to leases etc.
At the foot of the first page is the note 'It is a great negligence that this survaie of Dodwell is not entered into our chamber booke'.

[no title]  ER 3/680  n.d

Contents:
Notes by Thomas Greene headed 'Poynts in the Quo Warranto' and 'Poynts out of the charters'; with other notes by the same relating to Stratford affairs.
4 folios.

[no title]  ER 3/681  1664

Contents:
Expenses of John Wolmer, junior, 'for the renewinge of Stratford charter'.

[no title]  ER 3/682  c. 1770

Contents:
'Observations and proof about the fishery at Stratford', given Mr. Budd, with plan.

[no title]  ER 3/683  [1764]

Contents:
'Rental of the estate granted to the Corporation of Stratford upon Avon formerly parcell of the possessions of the College and Guild there'.

[no title]  ER 3/684  1770

Contents:
List of subscribers 'towards the rebuilding Shakespeare's Hall at Stratford upon Avon'.

[no title]  ER 3/685  c. 1820

Contents:
Notes on Rowington and extracts from the parish register relating to the Shakespeare family by Capt. James Saunders.

[no title]  ER 3/686  Michaelmas 1722

Contents:
The chief rents issuing from the lands etc. in Tanworth, Monkspath, Solihull, Farshaw, Henley and Claverdon due to Andrew Archer esq., lord of the several manors.
Lists of names and rents.

[no title]  ER 3/687  4 October 1758

Contents:
Lease for a year by George Parker of Bidford, yeoman, to Sarah Shakespeare of Hatton, widow and relict of John Shakespeare late of Hatton, blacksmith, and one of the daughters of Joseph Dadley, heretofore of Hatton and since of Wolverton, yeoman, deceased of lands in Feckenham.
Armorial seal: Azure a bend or between six leopards faces.
Witnesses: William Hunt, William Blackeman.

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