Long Stanton, Cambridgeshire
Counterpart lease from Sir Robert Willughby kt. of Broke in Wiltshire to John Hawkyns sen. and John his son of Longe Staunton co. Cambs. husbandmen of lands and tenements called Fraunch lady is landes in Staunton, reserving to the lessor and his heirs all manner of wards and marriages, from Easter then next following for 15 years at a rent of £5. 6s. 8d. per annum, payable at Alhalowen. The lessees also bound themselves to find sufficient security before Midsummer in the last year for payment of the last year's rent, otherwise to be liable to distraint. Dated: 12 March 17 Edward IV Two tags, seals gone. Endorsed: 1. (in a contemporary hand) The ferme off Staunton called Frenche ladys lande. 2. (16th century) A lease from the lorde Brooke to John Hawkyns of the Frenche ladys landes. 18 E 4. 3. (17th century) The counterparte of a lease from Sr. Rob. Willughby to John Hawkins and John his sonne, of y supe; French Ladies lands, for 15 years. Payeinge v supl; supi;. vj sups;. viij supd;. per annum.