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Assignment of Mortgage: Bedworth and Exhall


Assignment dated 15 February 1687/8 (Old style) [1688], from William Miles of Keresley, yeoman, and Richard Cheslyn, citizen and pewterer of London, to Samuel Whitehead of Berkswell, gent., (reciting that by indenture dated 21 August 1684 William Miles mortgaged to Richard Cheslyn an undivided moiety of a messuage called Wales End and barn, stables and appurtenances, then in the occupation of John Greves, and closes called the Moate Piece, the Dragon, the Penny Wood or Penny field, and Oxford Close, situate in Bedworth; and a newly erected cottage with a close of pasture called Walgraves Close there to belonging containing four acres in the occupation of George Nevill, two Pingles called the Town field Pingle and Rooty Pingle, and one half-yard land in the common fields of Exhall, all situate in the parish of Exhall to secure £100) for £120, of the mortgage of the above premises, except the newly erected cottage and the close called Walgraves, which premises had been purchased by Richard Cheslyn of William Miles. Witnesses: George Smyth, S. Ludford and William Neale.