Legal cases - Gregory family
Draft of an inquisition taken at Coventr' on 30 April, 5 Charles I, in the presence of Richard Willes and John Moodey, sheriffs of the city. The jurors state on oath that Arthur Gregory at the time of his death was seised of the following: a messuage in Coventr' in Smytheford Streete, now in the tenure of John Clarke, mercer, valued at 40 shillings per annum; another messuage in Coventr' in the Little Butchery, late in the tenure of John Sadler and now of ----- Sadler, widow, valued at 5 shillings per annum; three closes called the Astells in Coventr', in the separate tenures of Joseph Meare and Thomas Bate, valued at 80 shillings per annum; a cottage, a virgate of arable land, and a croft lying upon the backside part, parcel of the said cottage, and a meadow pertaining to the same in Stivechall, now in the tenure of Richard Gregorye, valued at 80 shillings per annum; another cottage in Stivechall late in the tenure of Thomas Trantham, valued at 3s. 4d. per annum; another cottage, a quarter virgate of arable land and a close in Stivechall now in the tenure of Edward Starton, valued at 30 shillings per annum; and another cottage in Stivechall now in the tenure of Quinborough Phillipps, widow, valued at 2s. 6d. per annum. They further state that the said Arthur, on the day of recognition of the debt mentioned in the writ, had no other lands or tenements in Coventr'. Endorsed with a note that, by virtue of a writ of 30 April, 5 Charles I, the sheriffs were to release to Simon Chambers as much of the lands contained in the inquisition as would satisfy him for his debt.