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Old Stratford, Shottery, Welcombe, Wilmcote, etc.


Assignment by Richard Boyce of Stratford-upon-Avon, tailor, to Edward Cottrell, of Shottery, husbandman, for £20, of a lease by Laurence Mace of Upton-upon-Severn, co. Worc., yeoman, and Henry Mace, his son and heir, dated 14 April 23 Elizabeth of one half-yard land in'the Olde Towne fields of Stretforde' within the lordship of Stratford, with 'six leaze lyeinge in Hamme there', etc. for 21 years to begin at the termination of a former lease to William Smythe, late of Stratford, deceased. Dated 1 April 44 Elizabeth. Signed, by a mark; with fragment of seal. Witnesses: John Smythe, Peter Venar, Francis Collyns, Thomas Beard.