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Chesterton: early deeds


Grant by Roger Legh, with the assent and consent of Matilda his wife to John Porter of Abendon, for homage and service, of a croft and messuage which lie beside the land of [ms damaged] Arden, with 16 acres ---- in Kingston ('kinkeston'), and all that land which a certain John King held in villeinage [?together with] said John King his family and goods. To hold to said John Porter, heirs and assigns, paying annually [ms damaged] in lieu of suits and service saving foreign service for the king. For which grant John has paid fifteen silver marks. Witnesses: Thomas Leye, Jordan of Chesterton; Nicholas Venour; John Broke; John son of Symon; William Fre [ms faded]; Michael Franceys (le fraunceys'); James [sic: no surname]; Richard Kent; Robert the clerk, Laurence of Abendon, clerk