Coventry deeds and papers
Feoffment from John Hales of Coventr' esq., to John Wade of Coventr' gent., for 26 pounds of a messuage with a garden adjoining in the occupation of Joan Packewoode widow, situate in `vico episcopi' [Bishop Street] Coventr' between the lands of the said John Waide on the north side and the lands belonging to the parish church of the Holy Trinity on the south side in breadth, and extending in length from the said street on the west side as far as the stone walls of the city on the east side; also a close or pasture called a Poole yard and four pools of water in the said close or pasture in the tenure of Thomas Wilcockes fishmonger; also a garden in the tenure of the said Thomas Wilcockes or Henry Rogers; all which said close and other premises lie together within the site of the former monastery or cathedral church of Coventr' between the stone wall of the city on the north side and a certain pool there called Saynte Osbornes Poole and the water of Shyrborne there running on the south side in breadth, and extending in length from the lands of John Hales in the occupation of Thomas Whayteley and on the west side as far as the said stone wall of the city on the east side, which premises were formerly parcel of the possessions of the said late monastery or cathedral church of the Blessed Mary; all which premises the said John Hales and Richard Morysone esq., formerly had by the grant of John Combes the elder, gent., and Richard Stansfeilde, yeoman, to whom the said premises had been granted by King Henry VIII by letters patent dated 28 July 37 Henry VIII . Appointment of the said Richard Stansfeilde as attorney to deliver seisin. Dated: 9 April, 4 Edward VI. Signed: Ego idem Joannes Hale manu mea Seal on tag: circular, red. Two cocks fighting. Endorsed with a memorandum of livery of seisin in the presence of Richard Giller, mercer, Richard Sewall junior, grazier, Richard Mudye, mercer, Richard Robynsone, tiler, Simon Leyo', whittawer, Richard Marche, smith, Humphrey Sewall and John Bathe, whittawers, William Hobsone, William Syde, Richard Saunders, Thomas Saunders and Richard Denton' the writer hereof, and others. Endorsed: The dede of the poole yard and aquyttans w supt; suph; ale yse of the Coven' seale.