Kingshill in Stoneleigh deeds and papers
Covenant between Arthur Gregorye of Stivechale, esq., of the one part and Henry Earl of Huntingdon, Robert Dymoke of Screvellesbye, co. Lincs., Ralph Segrave late of Scawford, co. Leics., John Gregory of Rodington, co. Salop, and Ralph Rydgeley of Donton, esquires, of the other part, to levy a fine before the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle following of the Manors of Kingeshull, alias Helynhull, alias Hull, and Stivinghale, alias Stivechale, with appurtenances and of all the messuages and other hereditaments with appurtenances of Arthur Gregory in Stonley and Stivechale and the View of Frankpledge in Stivechale which were lately conveyed to him by his father Thomas Gregory, Thomas Fisher, esq. and John Wayde, gent., which fine should enure to the use of him Arthur Gregory and Jane Ferrers, daughter of John Ferrers of Tamworth Castle, esq., whom the said Arthur intended to marry, for their joint lives and for the life of the survivor of them and thereafter to the first and other sons successively in tail male of the said Arthur and Jane, and in default to the right heirs of the said Arthur, with remainders over to the male issue of Edward Gregory [altered from Edmund] and Christopher Gregory (brothers of the said Arthur), Thomas Gregory and William Gregory of Asfordebye (brother of Thomas) Gilbert Gregory (son of John Gregory) and others successively. Dated: 10 August, 12 [altered from 13] Elizabeth Signed: H. Huntyngdon, Robert Dymoke, Raffe Rugelley, John Gregory and Ra. Segrave Seals on tags: i) Huntyngdon - a bull's head erased, gorged with a ducal coronet ii) Dymoke - a sword point in base iii) Missing iv) Gregory - a lion passant v) Missing Endorsed: i) The intaylle of the mannors of Kyngeshull or Helynhull and Styvechale in the countye of Warr' [AG] ii) This indenture is recorded in thextentes of record in the court of wardes, vicesimo secundo et xxiii Elizab' regine. 22 El. per extentum coram Edwardo Boughton, ar', vicecomite, co. Warr' 23 El. et Georgio Digby ar', vice comite, co. Warr. [AG] [See nos. 1227-8]. iii) Memorandum, Mr. Amerediff of y supe; mydle Temple wittness of this myne intaile to our cussens ye feoffees and conisees etc. Mr. Herle attorney etc. toward my cussen Dymoke etc. that my brother Christopher is first and remaynder next myself. Arth. Gregory. [AG] iv) Memorandum that this deed was produced and shewed unto Henry Tymms and Robert at the tyme of their examinacions taken at the citty of Coventry the 13th. day of Aprill anno domini 1631, anno quoque vii Caroli regis before us, Richard Randell, William Westley.