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Settlement previous to the marriage of Simon Archer, son and heir of Andrew Archer of Tanworth esquire, to anne Ferrers, daughter of Sir John Ferrers of Tamworth knight, being a conveyance from the said Andrew Archer to the said Sir John Ferrers, Sir Thomas Lucy of Charlecote knight, Thomas Soencer [?Spencer] of Cleverdon [ ?Claverdon] esquire, Thomas Burdett Formarke, Derby esquire, and Bartholmew Hales of Snitterfield esquire of a messuage lying in enclosed ground called Lodbrokes Parke alias Tanworth Parke, the park called Lodbrookes Park or Tanworth parke. with all pastures and meadows called Lodbrookes Parke being within a circuit of the said park with all woods, all lying in Tanworth, a messuage in Tanworth in the tenure of Thomas Damport gentleman with all buildings lands and woods belonging to the same, lands called the Old Park in Tanworth and lands forming part of the enclosed ground of the same; to hold to the said Simon for the term of his life, then to the said Anne for her life, then to the male issue of the said Simon or in default to the said Andrew and his male issue or in default to John Archer, brother of the said Andrew and his heirs male or in default to the rightful heirs of the said Andrew; the said settlement to be void if the said marriage did not take place before 1 November next and the said property to be held to the said Andrew and his heirs for ever; excepting always the following leases. recited: 1, no. 1744. 2, From Sir Robert Throckmorton of Coughton Court knight to Henry Waringe of Tanworth deceased, Joan his wife and Richard their son of part of the Old Park, to hold for their lives rendering annually 25 s. 2 July 22 Elizabeth [1580]. 3, From Sir Robert Trockmorton to Thomas Waringe of Tanworth, Joyce his wife and John their son of part of the Old Park in the tenure of Henry Barker to hold for their lives rendering annually 25s. 2 July 22 Elizabeth. [1580] 4, no. 1659. 5, by word of mouth from Francis Palmer late of Tanworth yeoman to Walter and Elizabeth Vicaris of land called Bereleyes, now divided in two, part of Lodbrookes alias Tanworth Park adjoining the park pale, to hold for their lives if the said Francis, Katherine his wife and Francis their son live so long, rendering annually 40s. Signed: John Ferrers, Thomas Burdett. Dated 24 September 1614. Witnesses, endorsed: for Sir John Ferrers and Thomas Burdett, John Wightwiches, Richard Archer, Henry Pigot, Edmund Clarke,Edward Knight and Thomas Ashinole. 5 tags for seals, 1 4 with traces of red wax. English, parchment, 29.75 x 22 ins., indented.