Coventry deeds and papers
Lease and counterpart from John Gregory of Stichall, alias Stivechale, gentleman, to John Clarke of Coventry, mercer, of a messuage or tenement with a garden in Smythfordstreet in Coventry over against the Broad Gate, together with all buildings, shops, cellars etc., formerly in the occupation of Thomas Gregory, gentleman deceased, grandfather of the said John Gregory, and now of the said John Clarke and Michael Buxtons; also three closes of the pasture called the Duncroftes alias Dunfeildes and Dunrydinges lying the the hamlet of Asthull in the parish of Stivechall in the several tenures of Benedict Godfrey, Edward Godfrey and Thomas Terry, and one close called Colvers Close in Canley in the parish of Stonley in the tenure of the said Benedict Godfrey; to hold the same for 21 years rendering annually £20; and the said John Clarke agrees to maintain the said property during the said term at his own expense, the said John Gregory providing the necessary timber. No. DR10/439 has tag, but seal lost; no. DR10/440 has no tag or seal. Witnesses: Rowley Warde, Edmund Jackman, Humphrey Burton, Jo. Oughton, Richard Grundey.