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Chesterton: early deeds


Agreement between William Leye and William, son of Robert of Chesterton, whereby the said William Leye releases for himself and his heirs to the said William son of Robert and his heirs, all his right and claim in 'Peselande', and in exchange, the said William son of Robert, releases and quitclaims to William Leye the homage and service of John his son for two virgates of land and appurtenances in Chesterton, which the said John holds of the said William, and which Robert, father of the said William formerly gave to the said John. For which, William son of Robert and his heirs, will pay to the said William Leye, excepting service, twelve shillings annually, at two terms. Exceptions specified re scutage and knight service. Witnesses: Maurice Botiler, Nicholas St Maur, Geoffrey of Simili, Godo of Harbury, Robert Macro, Simon of Chesterton, Alan Clerk of Chesterton, John, son of Simon of Chesterton.