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Stivichall deeds and papers: copy of the will of William Neyle of Tameworth, 1556.


Near contemporary copy of the will of William Neyle of Tameworth, surgeon, bequeathing 12 pence and a vestment cushion to the church of Tameworth and 12 pence to the church of Stychall, and excusing his sons, John, Paul and Peter of the debts which they owe him; and devising to his daughter, Mary, his lease of the lordship of Stychall and Bagynton mill, on condition that her husband should sell it to none other than Master Gybbes; also to his daughter, Mary, two closes, one called Langgall and the other adjoining Heith mylne, and a house in Stychall where she lives; with diverse personal gifts to his son-in-law, Henry Bagnoll, his master and landlord, John Ferrers, Charles Haworth, Thomas Gregory and his wife and children, Geoffrey Hatherton, Sir Thomas Lysett, Sir Nicholas Bageley, John Francys, deacon of Tameworth, John Ryddell, his neighbour, the poor of Tameworth, Stychall and Coventre, Margaret Starkey of Utseter, his god-daughter and others. Appointment of his daughter, Mary, as executrix and Thomas Gregory and William Lee of Coventr' as overseers. Witnesses: Robert Greatwych, William Alcoke, Henry Bagnoll and John Harysone. Endorsed: this provith Bagndton' mylne to be the lords of Stichale [LG]

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