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Covenants between Humphrey Ferrers of Tamworthe, esq. and Arthur Gregory of Styvechale, esq. to levy fines and to lead the uses thereon. The said Humphrey Ferrers, Anne his wife, and John Ferrers, father of the said Humphrey, in respect of a proposed marriage between the said Arthur Gregory and Jane Ferrers, sister of the said Humphrey, to be celebrated before the feast of St. John the Baptist next, and in consideration of the sum of 200 marks, covenant that before Michaelmas next they will convey by fine to the Rt. Hon. Henry Earl of Huntyngdon, Robert Dymoke, Ralph Segrave, John Gregory, Ralph Ridgeley and the heirs of the said Ralph Ridgeley, all their messuages, lands, tenements, rents, etc. in Styvechale, alias Stichehall, to be specified in the fine as twenty messuages, ten tofts, one watermill, seven hundred acres of land, three hundred acres of meadow, five hundred acres of pasture, three hundred acres of woods and one thousand acres of heath and furze, together with 40 shillings rents, and several fishings in the waters of Sherborne and Sowe, in Styvechale; to hold for the use of the said Arthur and Jane and their heirs male, or in default for the use of the right heirs of the said Arthur, to be free from all claims, etc. except for leases made of the said lands of 21 years or under. In return for this, and in consideration of the intended marriage, Thomas Gregory, father of the said Arthur, and the said Arthur, covenant that before Michaelmas next they will recognize by fine the manors of Kingeshull and Styvechale with the appurtenances, (to be specified in the fine as the manors of Kingeshull and Styvechale, twenty messuages, three water mills, three dovehouses, five hundred acres of land, two hundred acres of meadow, three hundred acres of pasture, sixty acres of wood, two hundred acres of heath and furze, and 3 pounds rent in Kingeshull, Styvechale, Fynham, Flechamsted and Stoneley with the view of frankpledge of Styvechale) to be the right of Sir Thomas Cokayne, knight, as those which Sir Thomas,Edward Holte, esq., and the said Humphrey Ferrers have by the gift of the said Thomas Gregory and Arthur Gregory; to hold for the use of the said Arthur and Jane and their heirs male; and the said lands are covenanted to be of the clear yearly value of 100 marks, and to be free from all claims, etc. except for leases of 31 years or under; and the said lands are to be held for the use of the said Jane Ferrers, should the said Arthur die before her. Dated: 10 May, 15 Elizabeth Seal on tag; circular, red. A merchant's mark. Witnesses: Thomas Gregory, Edmund Gregory, John Drayton, Roger Drovere, Henry Brunte and others. Endorsed: i) ---[very faded] ------- covenants of my marriage [AG] ii) The mariage covenantes of Arther Gregory and Jane Ferreres of Tamworth [LG]