Assignment from Robert Chernock of the borough of Warwick esquire to the Rt. Hon. James, Earl of Northampton, the Rt. Hon. William, Earl of Denbigh, the Rt. Hon. William, Earl of Craven, the Rt. Hon. Edward Viscount Conway, the Rt. Hon. Francis, Viscount Carrington, the Rt. Hon. Thomas, Lord Winsor, the Rt. Hon. Robert Lord Brooke, the Rt. Hon. Thomas, Lord Leigh, the Rt. Hon. Robert, Lord Digby, the Hon. Fulke Grevill esquire, Sir Henry Puckering alias Newton Bart., Sir Edward Boughton Bart., Sir John Knightley Bart., Thomas Archer esquire and Charles Newsham esquire of a lease dated 18 November 26 Charles II 1674 from the Mayor, Aldermen and burgesses of the borough of Warwick to the said Robert Chernock of a garden called the Sheire Hall Garden adjoining the Sheire Hall in Sheepe Streete alias Northgate Streete, Warwick, and containing in length on the north side from the corner of the said Sheire Hall to the corner of the barn late of William Willis and now of John Martin the younger 50 yards and in the middle from the Pale of the said Sheire Hall yard to the middle of the said barn 40 yards and on the south side from the corner of the Pale of the said Sheire Hall yard to the 'utter' side of the house of Office next to the land of John Biker now in the tenure of Thomas Lane and Widow Beakebane 38 yards and in breadth in the upper end and middle from the copyhold messuage and orchard of the said Robert Chernock, late Francis Griffins, to the gardens of Thomas Lane and Widow Breakebane, late of John Lane sometimes Wastells, and the garden late of John Clarke, Alderman of Coventry, now of John Pritchett, 36 yards and at the lower end from the said copy hold orchard to the said land of John Biker 23 yards, also a house in the further corner of the said Sheire Hall garden next to the land in the tenure of Thomas Lane and Widow Breakebane, all which garden and house were in the tenure of the said Robert Chernock to hold from Lady Day next for 31 years, rendering annually 5s.; to hold for the residue of the said term, to be converted and built into a common gaol, a common workhouse and a house of correction now wanting in Warwick, the consideration for the above property having been voluntarily advanced by the inhabitants of Warwick. Dated day of 28 Charles II 1676 14 tags for seals. English, parchment, 331/2 x 28 in., indented.