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Lease from Nicholas Peystre to Ranulph son of Robert de Stythehale of a mill called Hethedimille from the feast of St. John the Baptist, 25 Henry III for 19 years, paying annually to the said Nicholas and his heirs 3 marks (Michaelmas and Lady Day), the first payment to be made at Lady Day next before the feast of St. John the Baptist; and the said Ranulph to hold the same for the said term, which the said Nicholas warrants according to English law and custom, with the condition that if the said Ranulph should cease payment at any term, then the said Nicholas may re-enter and possess the said mill until both the arrears and 40 marks for trespass shall be paid; and the said Nicholas and Ranulph have bound themselves by oath to observe these conditions, renouncing exception, appeal, privilege of court and all remedy at law, and particularly royal prohibitions, submitting themselves to the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Worcester for the time being, who should apply compulsion to the offender in his court or remit the case to the king's court at the option of the aggrieved party. Witnesses: William de Eltosdon', Richard de Wylhale, Geoffrey de Wylhal', Robert de Wylhal', William de Wyteleya, Geoffrey de Bilweye, Roger de Bilweye, Robert de Faldho and others. Dated: 25 Henry III Tag, seal lost. Endorsed: i) Warr' Stiveschall' [14th c.] ii) Iste Nicholaus tenuit Alrenford milne et Johanna uxor Nicholai filii sui tenuit Stivichal in dotem [AG] iii) Ranulf fitz Robert [AG] iv) Hehedmylne [AG]