Stivichall deeds and papers
Feoffment with warranty from Richard Grene of Stivechale iuxta Coventr' and Joan his wife, daughter and heiress of John Clerke late of Stivechale, deceased, to Christopher Waid and Thomas Gregorie of a chief messuage called le Overhaule, with garden, and orchard adjacent, and a dovecote, a close, a road leading from the said messuage to the church of St. James of Stivechale in Stivechale, and a balk leading from the messuage to the principal park towards Coventr', together with all the appurtenances in the vill and fields of Stivechale, late in the tenure of Robert Taite, knight; also all their interest in a messuage of the bishop of Coventr' and Lichefeld' with appurtenances lying opposite the said capital messuage; also two virgates of land and meadow in Stivechale, a free fishery in the waters of Sherburne and Sowe, two acres or five selions of land and meadow with headlands lying in le Marden feild in Fynham in the parish of Stoneley, 12 pence annual rent from a messuage in Stivechale lying next the tenement of the said Lord Bishop, once belonging to Joan Skote, widow, and now to the Master of Christ's College, Cambridge, and the fellows of the same by the gift of Margery Clerke, widow, late the wife of Richard Clerke, alias Passand' of Coventr'; to hold the same of the said Lord Bishop, lord of the manor of Stivechale, for a rent of 1 penny, and an annual rent of 11 pence for heriot and suit of court. Appointment of William Queneborowe, chaplain, and Thomas Dawes of Coventr', as attorneys to deliver seisin. Dated: 10 May, 27 Henry VIII Seal on tag; circular, red. The letters R S, a heart between. Endorsed: i) with witnesses; Christopher Waid, gent., John Foxall', Richard Swynston, John Barowe, senior, John Bircher, John Frost, Richard Hill', John Hill', Christopher Aunsell', John Falderyng' and others. ii) Stivechale. Clerkes landes held by knight servyce of the bishope [AG] Attached a terrier of the lands of John Clerk on paper, torn.