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Stivichall deeds and papers


Lease from Prudence Gregory of Stivichall, widow, executrix of Arthur Gregory late of Stivichall, esq. deceased, to John Hall of Stivichall, miller, of a water-mill called the Heath mill in Stivichall in the lower part of the common fields thereof, lying near the lordship of Whitley, together with all manner of going and running gears used therewith, and all the utensils and implements at present upon the premises; also the two meadows adjoining the mill on each side, and two closes called Diarax Hills, with the barn thereon, with the little meadow adjoining and three leys in the common fields called Parke Feilds, all now in the tenure of the said John Hall (reserving to the said Prudence all trees growing on the said premises); to hold the same for 14 years, rendering annually 28 pounds and half the fish taken at the floodgates. Signed: Prudence Gregory Red seal applied. Witnesses: Henry Inge, Richard Brockhurst. Endorsed: John Halls lease of the Heath Mill. Attached is a schedule of the goods and implements leased with the mill (stones, spindle, gears, etc.) with their values; appraised by Thomas Harper, at the request of Arthur Gregory, dec.