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Baddesley Clinton


Lease from Henry Ferrers of Baddesley Clinton esq., George Brome of Halleton [Holton], Oxon. esq. and Walter Gyfforde of Highe On [High Onn], co. Stafford esq. to Henry Cowper of Rowington husbandman of closes of meadow and pasture called Chatwynns in Baddesley Clynton in the tenure of the said Henry Cowper together with a little barn on the said lands, reserving however all the trees growing on the said lands with free entry to cut and carry away the same. To hold the same from Lady Day last past for 100 years or for the lives of the said Henry Cowper and Thomas and Joan his son and daughter paying annually £3 at Michaelmas and Lady Day in equal portions, the said lessors to have the right of re-entry if the said rent was not paid. The said Henry to maintain and repair the said barn, hedges, fences, mounds and ditches with the right to take hedgebote and housebote for the same and to fell and `grubb up' all gorse, birches and underwoods on the said lands for his own use during the said term. Consideration: £30. 9 June 42 Elizabeth [1600]. Signed: Henry Ferrers, G. Brome, Walter Gyffarde Three tags for seals from which seals have been cut away. Witnesses: William Fellawe servant to John Greene, scribe; Ed. Aston; Richard Smythe. Memorandum endorsed defining the word grant in this lease in respect of Walter Gyfforde. Witnesses: William Byrde; Ed. Aston; George Seyntgeorge; the mark of Thomas Warde; Thomas Oldnoll. Endorsed: 1. [In the hand of Edward Ferrers c.1630] Henry Cowper his lease of Chedwynes Henry Couper his lease of Chetwines 2. [c.1839] 9th. June 42d. Elizth. Lease of Lands in Baddesley called Chatwynns - Henry Ferrers George Brome and Walter Gifford to Henry Cowper of Rowington Husbandman in consideration of £30 paid down and the yearly rent of £3 Term 100 years if either sd. Henry Cowper, Thomas Cowper his son or Joan Cowper his daughter should so long live. With a surrender of said Lease annexed dated the 24th. May 22d. Jas. 1m. - sd. Henry Cowper and Thomas Cowper to Edward son and heir apparent of sd. Henry Ferrers - in consideration of £42. [87a]