Lease from Francis Buckley of Codborough Hall in Tanworth gentleman and Elizabeth his wife to Thomas Griffin of Norton, Northamptonshire, yeoman for £6.2.6d. of a messuage called Davies house with 3 adjoining closes, another close 'lying to' the Ford way and called Ford Weaseworth and the further part of the next adjoining close called Great Weaseworth to the headland ' that the church path lyeth out' in Tanworth, the said Francis and Elizabeth reserving all timber rights; to hold for 21 years from Lady Day [25 March] next, rendering annually £12.5s. [2 terms], the said Francis and Elizabeth having the right of distraint for non-payment or arrears of the said rent 10 days beyond any of the said terms; the said Thomas to repair all mounds and hedges, the said Francis and Elizabeth providing sufficient tinsell for the same. Signed: Francis Buckley, Elizabeth Buckley by mark. Dated 1 March 9 James I. Witnesses, endorsed: George Griffin, William Attwood, Richard Court. 2 Seals of red wax on tags. Memorandum, endorsed, that the lessors were to hold one close called Great Davies, adjoining Claye Hall grounds, part of the leased premises until the feast of All Saints [ 1 November] next, with the corn, hay and grain on the same and pasture rights on the same for cattle after crops had been taken, for which the said lessees were to have the said rent reduced by 40s. during the first year of the said term. English, parchment, 21.5 x 14.5 ins., indented.