Lease from John Simmondes of Knole tanner to Henry Simmondes of Tanworth, younger brother of the said John, of a messuage, barns, stables, gardens and orchards in Tanworth with all pastures and meadows belonging to the same, late in the tenure of Joan Simmondes widow, mother of the said John and Henry, and now or late in the occupation of the said Henry, the said John reserving all woods and subwoods on the said lands for himself, with free entry and exit to cut and carry away the same at the proper season; to hold from this date for 21 years, rendering annually £6 [2 terms] , the said John having the right of re-entry after 14 days for non-payment or arrears of the said rent; the said Henry to pay the chief rent and all taxes except subsidies and the said John to 12 perches around the said premises; the said Henry was not to plough or sow any of the said lands 4 years before the expiration of the said term unless the said Henry was prepared to 'mucke' the said lands properly; the said Henry was to have enough tynsell and lopps for fencing and hedging the said land properly. Dated 26 March 44 Elizabeth. Witnesses, endorsed: Charles Waring, Humphrey Fitzherbert the younger, William Vsherwood. Tag for seal with fragment of red wax. English, parchment, 14 x 8.75 ins., indented.