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Lease from Elizabeth Grisswolde, widow of Thomas Grisswolde of Claye Hall, gentleman, deceased, and John Shuckburgh of Shuckburgh esquire to Richard Varney of Compton esquire for £200 of the capital messuage of Claye Hall in Tanworthe with lands in Tanworth and Nuthurst called Cowleasowe, the Spynhills, the Foxholes, the Smythesfeildes, the Power croft, the Hobnell, the Danyells, the Cycely fields, the _?ey field, a close in Tanworth called the Wood, meadows in Tanworth called the Greate meadow, the Nether meadow and Egingtons meadow and a bakehouse and cottage in Tanworth in the tenure of Henry Baker and Widow Johnson, all the said property being in the tenure of the said Elizabeth and devised to the grantors by the will of the said Thomas Grisswolde, excepting all timber rights of the same; to hold for 6 years from 2 February last, rendering one red rose at Midsummer Day for the first 3 years, £43.6.8d in the fourth year and 100 marks annually for the last two years [2 terms]. Signed: Elizabeth Griswolde. Dated 6 February 42 Elizabeth. Witnesses, endorsed: William Jeffes, Thomas Hunt, Edmund Dalbey, Thomas Averell, John Richardson. 2 circular seals of red wax on tags, 3/4 in. Memorandum, endorsed: 14 October 1600 an assignment from the said Richard Varney esquire with the consent of the said Elizabeth to Richard Cannynge of Foxcote gentleman of the said lease. Signed: Richard Verney. Witnesses: Bennet Shukburgh, William Jeffes, Edmund Dalbey, Thomas Hunte. English, parchment, 21 x 17.5 ins., indented.