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Wootton Wawen


Lease with warranty from Rose Mountfort, lady of Codbarewe, to John Beste of Wotton' of land and meadow which was sometimes held by John Jory, chaplain of Wotton'; to hold for the life of the said John Beste from the chief lords of the fee for due and customary service, rendering annually to the said Rose 3s. 4d. [2 terms]. Dated at Toneworth' Sunday after the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 29 June 1393. Witnesses: Thomas Mountfort, John Hopkyns, William Beste, and others. Circular seal of black wax on tag, 3/4 in., within a cusped border, on a shield a bend. Legend: Latin, parchment, 101/4 x 31/4 in., indented. [Badly faded]