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Baddesley Clinton


Gift from Thomas de Stoke of Baddesleye to Richard le Haunuile of one messuage and an adjacent croft which John Aleyn held of the said Thomas. To hold the same from the chief lords of the fee for due and customary service, rendering annually to the said Thomas 12d. at the two terms, 6d. at the feast of St. Michael and 6d. at the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Mary in lieu of all services except foreign service of the King. The said Thomas was also to receive a heriot of the best beast after the death of the said Richard. Warranty clause. Sealing clause. Witnesses: John de Nafford', Richard Godmon, William de Morhey, Thomas de Podenho, John Colines and others. Given at Baddesley Thursday on the Annunciation of the Blessed Mary 7 Edward III [25 March 1333]. Circular seal of brown wax with knot of straw attached. 1in. A long necked jar into which a stork is putting its beak on the left-hand side, and a fox with its paws placed round the rim of the jar on the right-hand side. Aesop's Fables no. 12, ed. S. Croxall, 1788. p. 22. Legend: [52/6]