Kingshill in Stoneleigh deeds and papers
Lease and release, the release being a settlement of the family estates on his heirs by John Gregory of Stivichall, alias Stichall, esq. The said John Gregory conveys to Sir Simon Archer of Tanworth, knight, Segrave Gregory of Stivichall, gent., James Prescott of Warwick, gent., and Richard Taylor of Anste, gent., the manor of Kingshill, alias Hellinhull, alias Hull, Brincklowe and Alshpath, and the site of the manor called Castle Hill in Brincklowe, a messuage in Corley and all his other lands there with the advowson of the church, fishing rights in the waters of Armeley and Avon, all his rents arising from property in Kingshill, Hellinhull, Fynham, Brincklowe, Fletchampsteed, Meriden, Alshpath, Allesley, Stoneley, Corley and Canley; also a capital messuage in Kingshill with its orchards and gardens, a close of pasture called the Hill Irons beside the highway from Fynham Greene to Withye Pitt Feild, another close divided into four parts, being part of a field called Withye Pitt Feild lying from Hill Irons along Finham Feild side to the Greene Lane and Lodge Leasowes, a close forming the nether part of the Oxe pasture, alias Wood Feild, bounding on a close called Gregooole, and a close called Neate Hill divided into two parts adjoining the river on the south side and the Wood feild on the north; all which closes are situate in Kingshill and are in the tenure of Henry Phillipps; to hold the same for the following uses: as regards the property in Kingshill in the tenure of Henry Phillipps to the use of Mary Gregory, daughter of the said John Gregory, for life: as regards the remainder of the property, and also those premises allotted to Mary Gregory (after her decease), to the use of the said John Gregory for life: and upon his decease to the use of the said Simon Archer, Segrave Gregory, James Prescott and Richard Taylor for 99 years in trust for John Gregory, eldest son and heir of Loveisgod Gregory, deceased, eldest son and heir of the said John Gregory party to these presents, and his heirs male, or, in default, to the use of Loveisgod Gregory, younger son of the said Loveisgod Gregory and heirs male, and in default, to the other heirs [see no. DR10/1258] of the said John Gregory in tail male. The said Simon Archer, Segrave Gregory, James Prescott and Richard Taylor are to pay annually to Mary Gregory and Grace Gregory, daughters of the said Loveisgod Gregory, the elder, deceased, 10 pounds apiece, to begin immediately after the death of the said John Gregory until the raising of their portions, and a like sum of 10 pounds apiece annually to Elizabeth Gregory, Sarah Gregory and Loveisgod Gregory, three other children of the said Loveisgod Gregory, deceased, to begin after the death of their mother, Mary Gregory, until the raising of their portions: also to Mary Gregory, daughter of the said John Gregory, 100 pounds as soon as it can be raised: and then to Mary Gregory, second daughter of the said Loveisgod Gregory, deceased, 300 pounds; to Grace Gregory, his third daughter, 300 pounds; to Lucy Gregory, his eldest daughter, 100 pounds; to Elizabeth Gregory, his fourth daughter, 200 pounds; to Sarah Gregory, his fifth daughter, 200 pounds; and to Loveisgod Gregory his youngest son, 300 pounds. Covenant to levy a fine. Signed: John Gregory Seals and tags on both documents cut off. Witnesses: Humphrey Hale, Thomas Keynes, John Kimberlee, Robert Warde, Henry Phillipps. Endorsed: 1265) Writeings relateing to the Gregorys estates.