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Legal cases - Gregory family


Draft of a declaration in court by Henry Brunt that, as steward of Arthur Gregory, esq., he admitted the taking of the beasts but claimed it was a lawful act because one Thomas Hill had previously been seised of two messuages and a virgate of land in Stivechale which he held of the said Arthur Gregory as parcel of the manor for the twentieth part of a knight's fee, an annual rent of 11 shillings, suit of court, and his best beast as a heriot. On his death the said lands had descended to a certain Cuthbert Hyll, his son and heir, for which a relief, i.e. five shillings and a heriot, and suit of court were due. Endorsed: Hill tenens per servitium militare [AG]