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Lease from the Rt. Hon. Ambrose, Earl of Warwick, Baron Lisle, Knight of the Garter, Master of Her Majesty's Ordynance, Chief Butler of England and one of Her Majesty's most Honourable Privy Counsellors, to Richard Carpenter of Henley in Arden miller, Margaret his wife and Anne their daughter for £20 of a tenement called the Mill howse with the corn mill and malt mill under the same roof belonging to the said tenement, situated in Henley in Townes end in the north end of the same with all watercourses etc. belonging to the said mill with a meadow called Quedge Meadowe lying in the Backfyelde of Henley between the greate Parcke of Henley on the north side of the said meadow and the land now in the tenure of Henry Wheeler on the south side, all which property is now in the tenure of the said Richard Carpenter; to hold for the lives of the said Richard, Margaret and Anne, rendering annually to the Earl of Warwick 35s. 8d. [2 terms]; the said Earl to have the right of re-entry if the said rent were unpaid or in arrears 15 days beyond any of the said terms. Signed: A. Warwyk. Dated: 10 August 28 Elizabeth Circular seal of the Earl of Warwick on tag, 11/2 in. On seal fold: 15 Ja: 1586[/7], note of enrolment by John Stanley, the Earl of Warwick's auditor. Endorsed: [18th cent.] A Lease of Henley Mille from E. of Warwick to Carpenter for 3 lives. [19th cent.] 10 Augt 28 Elizth Lease of Henley Mills for 3 Lives Earl of Warwick to Carpenter - Warwick. English, parchment, 18 x 111/4 in., indented.