Botley in Wootton Wawen
Agreement between Humphrey Archar' of Tonworth esquire and John Grene of Offorde that whereas there has been a dispute between Lady Katherine Dormer, widow, and Maude Archar', widow, and the said Humphrey her son and heir arising from certain bargains and titles of land made between Richard Archar, deceased, mother of the said Humphrey, and Sir Michael Dormer knight, deceased, the matters are now to be put to the arbitration of Sir Robert Townsend knight, William Sheldon' esquire and others, by whose award the said parties are bound in great sums of money to abide, and the said arbitrators move that the said Humphrey shall redeem all these lands, tenements, meadows, leasowes, pastures, woods and waters called Botleys' in Wotton' Wawen' which are now in the possession of the said Katherine for the term of her life and in the tenure of John Whatley, Thomas Smyth, William Thorpe and Robert Clinton for such sums as the arbitrators shall award; the said Humphrey agrees that if he obtain the said land in the manner mentioned then he shall bargain and sell the same to the said John Grene for £205. 6s. 8d., £210 to be paid that day twelvemonth, the said Humphrey to make further assurances of the same as well as of the property purchased by the said John Grene of the said Michael Dormer [DR37/1/2960]. Dated: 14 July 6 Edward VI. Square seal of red wax on tag, 1/4 in. English, parchment, 153/4 x 101/2 in., indented.