Stivichall deeds and papers
Lease from Edward Bowater of Woolwich, co. Kent, esq., to William Howe of Stivichal, yeoman, reciting an indenture of lease, dated 12 June 1741, from the said Edward Bowater, then of Whitley, to James Mayo of Stivichal, husbandman, of a newly erected house and one hundred and nine acres of land in Parkfield in Stivichal, for 21 years, paying annually 70 pounds; and also reciting an assignment of this lease, dated 24 October 1748, from the said John Mayo, with the consent of the said Edward Bowater, to William Flamel of Stretton upon Dunsmore, yeoman, to hold for the residue of the term of 21 years; and reciting that the said William Flamel had since died, and in his will, dated 27 August 1755, appointed the said William Howe his sole executor. It is now witnessed that the said premises are leased from the said Edward Bowater to the said William Howe to hold from 5 April 1761 (i.e. on the expiration of the recited lease), for a further term of 31 years, rendering annually 80 pounds. Further conditions (specified) to control the methods of husbandry. Signed: William Howe Red seal applied. Witnesses: Christopher Wright, Christopher Wright junior.