Legal cases - other families
Copy of a petition addressed to the king from Elizabeth Swyllyngton, widow, late the wife of Ralph Swyllyngton, attorney general, reciting a grant by letters patent, dated 7 June, 16 Henry VIII  with the consent of Sir John Daunce and John Hales, one of the barons of the Exchequer, general surveyors of all the King's lands, to the prior and convent of Ulvescroft, co. Leics., of the manor of Cheillesmore, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, with its appurtenances; to hold for 21 years, rendering annually £13. 9s. 5 1/2 d. and 30s. 6 1/2 d. for improvements by the year, and reciting that the lease was assigned to Ralph Swyllyngton who held it for the remainder of his life; and alleging that on 20 August, 17 Henry VIII  one John Dyngley, gent., entered Cheilesmore Park, took possession of the Lodge there, discharged the keepers thereof and appointed others and came to the manor house and threatened the said Elizabeth with similar intent; and also alleging that a composition was made between them to preserve the peace until their case came to trial, which had been broken by the said John in that, on 26 August, 17 Henry VIII, he had forcibly entered the said manor, had arrested one of Elizabeth's servants and had assaulted Sir William Essex, her son; also he had taken off all the locks on the gates about the park and put on others, had impounded her horses for two days and a night and had threatened her to such an extent that she had been obliged to leave the house.