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Kingshill in Stoneleigh deeds and papers


Assignment from William Fynnis of Coventry, merchant of the staple, to Lancelot Batherst, citizen and grocer of London, of a lease, dated 4 February, 16 Elizabeth [1573/4] from Arthur Gregory of Stivechall, esq., to the said William Fynnys, for 100 pounds, of the Woodfeilde and a barn therein in Kingshull then in the tenure of William Hunte, John Baker, and John Oughton, and one hundred and sixty sheeps' commons in Dawley Heath, Armeley Heath, Grimswod, Forewood, Seaven Hokes and two fields in Fyneham, from Lady Day 1575 for 31 years at an annual rent of 5 marks, rendering suit of court at Hellynhull, paying a heriot when due and 10 shillings when necessary for the furnishing of a man for war; to hold to the said Lancelot Batherst for the residue of the said term of years, with the proviso that the said assignment should be made void if the said William Fynnys should pay to the said Lancelot Batherst on 6 February next the sum of 220 pounds secured by a mortgage of even date from the said William Fynnys to the said Lancelot Batherst of two tenements and gardens in Jorden Well, Coventry. Dated: 6 February, 19 Elizabeth Signed: per me William Fynnyes Seal on tag: circular, red. The letters W P Witnesses: Rowland Farmer (by mark), Edward Edge, William Gruffyth Endorsed: A leese set of the Wood Feild lying in Kingeshull. [LG]