Lease for 1 year from John Archar of Tonworth' the elder to Robert Dolffyn', Henry Chesshyr' and Thomas Ashell' of the same of all timber and 'uerdes' in a grove called Barford grove then growing within the banks of the said grove; to hold for 12 months after the following Midsummer, paying to the said John Archer 5 marks, i.e. 33s. 4d. at Whitsuntide next and 33s. 4d. at the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross [14 September]; the lessees to 'tythe and tyne' a sufficient hedge to save the underwoods for a term of 4 years after the last fall, and not to fell any 'roddes', woods or timber after the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross [3 May] until the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and then to fell until the following feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross; the said lessees not to fell any timber growing on the banks of the said grove and to leave sufficient 'ryalles' of oak and ash which were able to stand by themselves. Bond from the said lessees to the said lessor in the penal sum of 5 marks to perform the said lease. The said John Archer to define a way for the said lessees to carry away the said 'stuff' growing in the said grove. Dated, 7 Henry VIII. Three seals of red wax on one tag. 1. Rectangular seal, 1/2 in., the letter W 2. Fragment 3. Trace English, parchment, 8 x 81/2 in., indented.