Gift with warranty from Hugh Marven of Henlye in Ardena, gentleman to William Whateley of Henley in Ardena, yeoman, and Dorothy his wife for £30, £23 to be paid on the sealing of these indentures, £3. 10s. at Christmas next and £3. 10s. on the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist [24 June] following, of a messuage with a croft adjacent to the same, lying in Henley in Ardena, in breadth between the land formerly belonging to the Guild there on the north and the land of John Harper on the south and extending in length from the place of the said town to the land of the said John Harper, and one shop in Henley in Ardena lying in the middle place of the said town opposite the said messuage, and also a garden lying in Henley between the water running from the mill there through the place of the said town and other water running from the back of the said town called Fludyate brooke; also a meadow called Lymberses, divided in two parts by the river, lying in the lordships of Bewdesert and Ullenhall, in length from Lymbses grene to the ford called Botelyr forde and in breadth between the land of Edward Aston knight called Baustalls on the one hand and the land of John Harman gentleman called Waters on the other hand, also one of land lying in forde ende in the lordship of Ullenhall, in breadth between the land of Edmund Berrge called Stonye hill on the one hand and the land of --------------- Chambers on the other hand and extending in length from the land of the heirs of John Ferfoxe of Barford to the land formerly of the Gild of Henley, and one other croft lying in Bewdisert in breadth between the croft called Belam Crofte on the one hand and the land of Edmund Berrge on the other hand and extending in length from the land called Buckelye Lane to the land of the heirs of ---------- Stokes, deceased; to hold to the said William Whateley and Dorothy for the life of the said Dorothy and after the death of the said Dorothy to hold to the sole use of the said William Whateley and his heirs for ever from the chief lords of the fee for due and customary service, rendering annually to the said Hugh for the term of his life £4 17s. 0d. [4 terms]; appointment of Humphrey Gower gentleman and George Walker, yeoman, as attorneys to deliver seisin. Signed: Hugh Mervyn Dated: 28 March 7 Elizabeth 1565 Witnesses: William Blythe, bailiff of Henlye, Thomas Homes, Richard Eyborne, James Hilman and others. Circular seal of red wax on tag, 3/4 in., three concentric circles surrounded by sprigs of foliage. Memorandum of livery of seisin, on the same day. Latin, parchment, 21 x 163/4 in., indented.