Aspley in Tanworth
Lease for 10 years from James Hobart, attorney to the King, to John Archer of Tonworth' esquire of the manor of Aspley in the county of Warr' with all lands, meadows, pastures, feedings, woods, waters, profiles of courts and all other profits and rights belonging to the same; to hold from the feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary next [ 2 February] for 10 years at the annual rent of 11 marks [2 terms]; the said lessor having the right of re-entry for non-payment or arrears of the same after 6 months of the said terms; the said John was to pay all the dues incumbent upon the said maner during the said term and pay the said James 5 marks 6s 8d as often as the said rent of 11 marks was unpaid or in arreare, and surrender the said manor at the end of the said term in as good condition as at the beginning of the said term. Dated, 7 Henry VII. Circular seal of red wax on tongue, 1/2 in., a star with 5 points. Endorsed: [S.A.] A lease of the manor of Asply to John Archer from James hobart attorney general of henr 7 Latin, parchment, 121/4 x 5 in., indented.