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Lease from Robarde Sutton, Abbot of the Monastery of our Blessed Lady of Stonley, and the Convent of the same place, to Thomas Pype, fuller of Burycote, of a messuage situate in a Croft called Rabcrofte with a walke mill, floodgates, `Teyntours', and a grove called Bawdewynes Grove, which messuage and mill John Clarkenwel' late Abbot, with the assistance of Sir John Sparrye, late Parson of Ashoo, lately built anew on the Cowmford [i.e. a bank leading to a ford] for aid of the revenues of the Convent upon certain conditions specified in an indenture of 10 December, 6 Henry VII [no. 996]; with the further lease of the profits of `Loppe and Shreyde' of the woods on the banks of the waters of Armeleyheytheside from Woolsee Bryge to Porte Bryge, which John Tomsone had, with the fishing in the Poole and profits thereof together with the right of common in respect of the Mill house; to hold the same for 50 years from the Feast of the Annunciation, rendering annually £4. 6s. 8d., and 3s. 4d. for the fishing, a heriot when due, and suit of court twice a year at Stonley. And it is agreed that the Abbot and Convent shall be allowed to keep one eyrie of swans on the said waters and any of their `signets' upon pain of 3s. 4d. for injury done to them; also that the heirs and assigns of Thos. Pype shall pay 6s. 8d. above the said rent reserved after his death. Dated in the Chapter house of Stonley, on the feast of the Annunciation, 13 Henry VIII. Tag, seal missing. Endorsed: A les set by the abbot of Stonely of Robcraft mill, will all and singular the appertinances thereunto belunging [LG]