Stratford-upon-Avon, Welcombe Bishopton
Indentures of Lease and Release, the Release dated 18th July 1778 between William Greenall of Milcote in the Parish of Weston, Gloucestershire gentleman of the 1st part, John Payton of Stratford-upon-Avon wine merchant of the 2nd part and Thomas Taylor of Stratford-upon-Avon auctioneer of the 3rd part. Reciting DR 38/1233 and reciting the Act of Parliament for enclosing the Common Fields of Stratford-upon-Avon, Welcombe and Bishopton and the Award dated 21st January 1775 in that behalf whereby 65 acres, 1 rood and 25 perches were allotted to John Payton in lieu of his two yard and eight lands conveyed to John Payton by Edward Hiccox, John Berry and Thomas Gisborne formerly divided into two closes, one of which containing 62a-0r-37p bounded on the South East by the Stratford-upon-Avon to Warwick road, the same being then divided into several closes called :- East Horsley Hill (9a-3r-24p), Plaister Pitts Pasture (7a-2r-6p), Plaister Pitts Ground (12a-3r-3p), East Hill (8a-0r-31p), The Pasture (16a-2r-19p) West Hill (7a-0r-34p) and the other of the two parcels is called Barn Ground (3a-0r-28p) bounded on the South East by the Stratford-upon-Avon to Warwick road also a parcel of land containing 38a-3r-18p bounded on the West by the carriage road from Stratford-upon-Avon to Clopton then divided into closes called :- Further Ground (10a-1r-36p), Headland Close (7a-2r-2p), Black Ground (7a-0r-10p), Long Ground (5a-1r-39p), Brickkiln Close and Shop Ground (7a-0r-29p), Upper Part of the Garden (3r-14p), the Langet (2r-8p) which last mentioned parcel of land containing 38a-3r-18p was allotted to John Payton in lieu of two yard lands and a half conveyed to John Payton and his heirs by John Cooper (see DR 38/1229). It was witnessed that John Payton in consideration of £400 paid to him by William Greenall and in consideration of 10/- paid by Thomas Taylor to William Greenall and John Payton, he the said William Greenall at the direction of John Payton conveyed the premises referred to above to Thomas Taylor to the use of William Greenall and his heirs for ever subject to a proviso for redemption upon repayment of £400 to William Greenall by John Payton. Signed William Greenall and John Payton. Seal, a stork crowned. Witnessed by Joseph Harding and William Loggin, clerk to Mr. Hunt. Lease dated 17th July 1778 for one year of the same property by John Payton to Thomas Taylor. Signed, sealed and witnessed as before.