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Chesterton: early deeds


This appears to be a grant by Thomas [---- [?Leye] ... [?reference to the convent of -----] to John Swineherd ('Porcarum') and Idonia [his wife] for life, of one tenement with croft in Chesterton which the Lady Emma formerly wife of Sir William Leye, holds as dower for life. Also a half virgate of land in the territory of the said town, with all and every its appurtenances. To hold to the said John and Idonia for their lives, paying 4 shillings annually at two terms (Michaelmas and Lady Day). John and Idonia have paid 40 shillings for this grant. Witnesses: Nicholas Seymour, -------, Roger Leye, William Seymour, James ------