Warwickshire and Leicestershire
Gift from Thomas Knyght' and John Parker clerks to William Hewet of Geydon' and his heirs male by Margery Pedemour, his wife of a tenement in Geydon' commonly called Lyesplace with 2 virgates of land adjacent to the same with meadows, pastures and feedings in Geydon', which tenement together with other lands and tenements in Geydon' and Chepyng Derset, county Warr' and in Dunton' county Leycestr' the grantors lately held by the gift and feoffment of Robert Huggeford' as contained in the charter then made; to hold to the said William and Margery and their lawful heirs, rendering annually to the grantors 6s. 8d. [2 terms] and due and customary service to the chief lords of the fee and all other dues, the said grantors having the right of distraint after 15 days for non-payment or arrears of the said rent; in default of lawful heirs of the said William and Margery the said property to pass to the said Robert Huggeford' of Warr', his heirs and assigns for ever, to be held from the chief lords of the fee for due and customary service. Dated at Geydon', the Morrow of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary, 8 Henry IV. Witnesses: John Barnour of Ichynton', John Vpton', John Campton', William Raulyns of Derset, Robert Portere of Chaddeleshunte and others. 1. Circular seal of red wax on tag, 3/4 in., an elaborate cross. 2. Circular seal of red wax on tag, 1 in., within a cusped decorated border a cross of St. George on a shield. Legend: Sigillu Latin, parchment, 13 x 5 in., indented.