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Wootton Wawen


Lease from William Whatley of Henlye in Arden, yeoman, and Dorothy his wife to Richard Whatley of Henlye in Arden, tanner, for £41. 6. 8d. of one parcell of meadow containing two acres, being part of Lymsyes and also the 'Jumeth or Edyche' of another parcel of meadow lying from the hedge of the said lands called Lymses to Botlye Brooke, being parcel of the said Lymses, also a croft lying in Forde Ende and another parcel of land in Belam Crofte now in the occupation of Humphrey Eborne of Henlye, tanner, by way of exchange, all which premise the said William and Dorothy had purchased of Hugh Marven gentleman [see DR37/1/2858], among other things, lying in Wotton, and Bewdysert and also in the tenure of the said Richard; to hold from the feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary [2 February] next for five years; the said Richard to lay upon the said land 20 good wain loads of dung, each load to be carried by 6 oxen; the said Richard to fence and hedge the said premises, the said Richard to have sufficient hedgebote and tinsell for the same; the said Richard to pay his part of the chief rent for the said term. Signed: By me William Whatley Dated: 18 October 1565 7 Elizabeth. Witnesses: Thomas Harper, John Harper, and James Hilmay. 1. Circular seal of red wax on tag, 1/2 in., the letters W W. 2. Circular seal of red wax on tag, 1/2 in., the letter W. English, parchment, 211/4 x 111/2 in., indented.