Rowington and Baddesley Clinton
Counterpart of lease from Edward Ferrers of Baddesley Clinton esq. to John Newbery of Rowington yeoman of a messuage formerly in the occupation of John Brawdbury but then in the occupation of the said John Newbery called the White House near common ground called Rowington Green in Rowington and closes called Great Harborough field, Great Wallace, Further Wallace, Little Harborough field, Further Lyons, Great Hatleys, Lower Hatleys, Little Hatleys, Hither Lyons, Bell meadow, Deer meadow, the Rough, Great meadow, Black meadow, Wallis's close, Birds meadow, Lower Longland field, Upper Longlands, Marlpit close, Lingey close and Coppice close, these lands comprising about 258 acres and lying in Rowington and Baddesley Clinton formerly in the tenure of John Brawdbery, next of Clement Weetman, and then of the said John Newbery, the said Edward Ferrers reserving timber, timber rights, mineral rights and hunting rights. To hold the same for 21 years from Lady Day past for the annual rent of £160, paying an extra £10 per acre for every acre of meadow ploughed, and during the last 3 years of the said lease paying £10 an acre for every acre above 80 acres used for tillage. The said Edward to have the right of re-entry if the said rent was not paid, and the said John to pay all dues on the said lands except land tax and the chief rent. The said John also to keep the said property in good repair, detailed arrangements being made for the cropping of the said lands at the end of the said term, and the said John was to pay a fine of £5 for every acre uncared for as specified. see DR3/623. 4 August 1785. Signed: John Newbery. Circular seal of red wax applied. 3/4 in. A man's head facing to the right. Witness endorsed: Hugford Hassall.