Clopton Charters ER 3/285 11 March 1592/3
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  to William Sheldon of Beoley, co. Worc., esq. and by Ralph Sheldon, executor of the said William Sheldon, on 30 July 31 Elizabeth  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.