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Baddesley Clinton


Gift from John Brome of Warrewyk the younger to John Rody son and heir of William Rody of Warrewyk of an annual rent of 30s. from a messuage, lands, meadows, pastures, feedings, ponds, fisheries, marlpits, groves, roads, paths, ditches, hedges and appurtenances, together with woodland extending as far as Kyngeswod on the one hand and/on the other by Nonneleyfeld', Geggegroue and Lookescroft and thus by the lane as far as Grenefeld, and on the third side extending by the wood of the lord of Baddesley Clynton' according to the line of trees growing there, the headland of the said wood extending as far as Ketelstile. The said John Rody to hold the same for the term of his life after the death of the said William Rody, the said rent to be paid at the four annual terms of the feasts of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, St. Michael the Archangel, and the Nativity of the Lord. The said John Rody to have the right of distraint on the said lands and on a house of the said John Brome in the high street of Warr' called le crowne on the hop', if the said rent was in arrears beyond one month. The said John Brome to grant the said rent after the death of the said William Rody on payment of 12d. Warranty clause. Sealing clause. Given at Warrewyk' Saturday next after the feast of St. Bartholomew the Apostle 13 Henry VI [27 August 1435]. Circular seal of red wax on tag. 3/4 in. see DR3/222. Figure of the Blessed Virgin Mary standing with the Holy Child in her left arm and a kneeling figure holding ?a torch, all within a cusped quatrefoil. [52/2]