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Coventry deeds and papers


Draft of the inquisition post mortem of Sir John Ferrers, knight, held in Coventre on [ ] 4 Henry VIII, wherein it was found that the said John held in Coventre a burgage in Smytfordstrete in the tenure of John Onley, a burgage in Sponstrete in the tenure of William Pisford, a burgage in Gosfordstrete in the tenure of Laurence Walgrave, and another burgage in Sponstrete in the tenure of John Mordoke, and late of John Mychell', also the manor of Stychall' together with one messuage, 40 acres of land and 10 shillings rent in Stychall, conveyed by the said John to Walter Gryffyth knight and others on 5 October 24 Henry VII [1508] to the use of the said John, Dorothy his wife, and his male heirs. The burgages in Coventry were held of the King of the Earldom of Chester (service unknown) and the manor of Stychall of the Bishop of Chester at an annual rent of 2 shillings. John Ferrers died 16 July last past, survived by Dorothy his wife leaving as heir his son Humphrey aged 15 years. Endorsed: Exchecker record.