Clopton Charters ER 3/308 11 January 1635/6
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  to William Clopton of Sledwich, co. Durham, esq. (father of the William Clopton aforesaid) and assigned to him, 16 August 4 Charles I  to the now assignors.
Dated 11 January 11 Charles I.
Witnesses: William Thornton, Henry Sherburne.