Finham in Stoneleigh deeds and papers
Agreement between Thomas Lord Leigh, Baron of Stonely, and Arthur Gregory of Stivichall, esq., reciting that a dispute had arisen over land lately enclosed by the said Arthur Gregory called the Marsh in Finham, adjoining a field lately held in common and now divided between the said Arthur Gregory and George Lucy of Charlcott, esq., [see no. 1039], as to whether the said land was the freehold of the said Arthur Gregory or waste land belonging to the said Lord Leigh, and reciting that a dispute had also arisen over common of pasture for sheep in lanes called Green Lane, English Lane and Cox Lane adjoining grounds of the said Arthur Gregory called Grange Grounds and Daniells Fields and grounds of the said Lord Leigh called the Lodg Leasow and lands of Mr. Fisher called the Wasts in Stivichall and Finham, and reciting that the said Arthur Gregory has common of pasture for two hundred sheep on waste ground of the said Lord Leigh called Stonely Heath, Crakly Heath and Wainbody up to a certain place called the Burnt Post; it is now witnessed that to end these disputes the said Lord Leigh has released to the said Arthur Gregory all his right in the close called the Marsh and has granted him common of pasture at all times in Green Lane, English Lane and Cox Lane, in return for which the said Arthur Gregory has released to the said Lord Leigh all his right to common of pasture on Stonely Heath, Crackly Heath and Wainbody. Signed: Leigh, Arthur Gregory Two red seals applied on tags, as in no. 1040. Witnesses: T. Burgh, William Edwards. Endorsed: Lord Leigh's and Mr. Gregory's exchange of comon and concerneing the Marsh in Finham Feild.