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Lease with warranty from Rannulph de Stivechal' to Henry de Stivechale of property described in no. 592; to hold the same for a term of 20 years from Michaelmas 44 Henry son of John [1260], with all escheats, wardships, reliefs and heriots; and the said Rannulph may not alienate any of the said rents during the said term; and for this the said Henry gives all the money rent for 20 years; and if the said Henry is hindered from the said rents by default of warranty, then the said Rannulph will meet all losses, costs and expenses incurred by the said Henry; and the amount of such expenses will be accepted on the simple statement of the said Henry; and the said Rannulph would submit himself and his goods to the power of the sheriff of Warwyk' so that he might be distrained for goods both within and without the houses for the performance of this covenant; and he would also submit himself to the jurisdiction of the Archdeacon of Coventr' that he might compel the said Rannulph by ecclesiastical censure, without resort to judicial proceedings, to observe the said convenant; and so that this might be faithfully performed, the said Rannulph pledges his faith in the hand of his mother and binds himself under pain of 100 shillings to the works (operationi) of Westminster and 20 shillings to the said Archdeacon; and this agreement to apply both to the principal and the losses and expenses, renouncing all legal remedies, especially royal prohibition; and at the end of the said term, the said rent is to revert to the said Rannulph. Witnesses: Sir Thomas de Clinton', Walter Frary, William Wronge, Thomas de la Hyde, Richard le Archer', Robert Fing', Roger `coco' and others. Tag and seal lost. Endorsed: i) Warr' Stiveschall' [14th c.] ii) Lydyard [AG]