Agreement to Grant a Lease: Middle Brook Farm, Ansley and Arley
Agreement between John [Newdigate] Ludford of Ansley Hall esquire and John Watson of Ansley Cordwainer whereby the said John Ludford covenanted to grant a Lease of a messuage and 63 acres of land called the Hobstews containing 100 acres and other closes containing 52 acres also other closes in Ansley and Arley containing 27 acres for a term of one year from the 25th. March then next ensuing and from year to year at a yearly rent of £120. Signed: J. Ludford and John Watson. Seals of red wax 1) Armorial seal of the Ludfords of Ansley Hall and 2) a boars head couped. Witnesses: William Shuttleworth Priest and Charles Nixon. Endorsed: Middle Brook Farm.