Baddesley Clinton, Bentley Heath, Solihull and Temple Balsall
Attested copy of DR3/323 DR3/324 made on 5 July 1580. Attested by John Claydon in the presence of [Signed]: Edward Hawes; William Peyto; Rich: Aglionby. Endorsed: 1. [In a 16th century hand] Thomas Griffin of Barforde 2. [In a later 16th century hand] Joan and Eliz. his daughters The Counterparte of a lease granted for iii lives by Amb. E. of War. 28 Januarii Anno Eliz. xx supo; 3. [In the hand of Edward Ferrers c. 1630] The purchase of Edward Ferrers landes in Baddesly 22d Eliz by Henry Ferrers Esqr Wth a release here inclosed 4. [c.1839] 17th. May 22d. Elizth. Copy of the Conveyance from Richard Andrews of Mayfield and Margaret his wife (theretofore Margaret Ferrers wife of Nicholas Ferrers then deceased) and Edward Ferrers son of said Nicholas and Margaret to Henry Ferrers Esq of Baddesley of one messuage and six closes and a meadow in Baddesley and of sundry lands in Solihull and of the covenant of the same parties to surrender to the said Henry divers Copyhold Premises lying in Balsall and holden of the Manor of Balsall of which Edward Aglionby was then Lord. The conveyance was inrolled in Chancery and the estates conveyed by it were the same that Dame Constance Ferrers had given to the said Nicholas Ferrers her son. The parchment cover does not relate to any part of the Ferrers Estate but has been used as waste parchment for preservation of the paper copy of the conveyance to which it is annexed. The parchment cover consists of the counterpart of a lease from the Rt. Hon. Ambrose, Earl of Warwick, Baron Lysley [1528? - 1590] to Thomas Griffin of Barforde and Joan and Elizabeth Griffin, daughters of the said Thomas, of a messuage and two yard lands in the common fields of Barforde. To hold the same for the term of their lives for the annual rent of 20s., paying heriot of the best beast on the death of any of the said lessees. The said Ambrose appointing John Blunt esq. and Thomas Powell as attorneys to deliver seisin. Consideration: £30. 28 January 20 Elizabeth [1577/8]. Seals and tags lacking.