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Wootton Wawen


Lease from William Whatley of Henley in Arden yeoman to Richard Whatley of the same, tanner, of a half part of Linseis from the Rayles to Bottley brooke in Wawens Wotton and the lordship of Bewdesert and another parcel of ground joining near to Bealome croft together with another parcel of ground joining Stony hill in Wawens Wotton, all which premises are now in the tenure of the said Richard Whatley, reserving all timber to the said William except sufficient tinsell for the repairing of mounds; to hold from Lady Day next for 21 years, rendering annually to the said William 6s. 8d. [2 terms], the said William having the right of distraint and re-entry if the said rent were unpaid or in arrears; the said Richard to fence and mound the said property from time to time. Signed: William Whatley Dated: 9 February 29 Elizabeth Witnesses: Fowlke Billirs, Anthony Swyft scriptor and William Chambers. Circular seal of red wax on tag, 1/2 in. Endorsed: [Contemp.] The lesse from William Whatley to Ric. Whatley of half Lymsys. English, parchment, 171/2 x 10 in., indented.