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Defeasance from Robert de Ruyton' of Coventre to John Clerk' of Styvechale. Whereas the said John is bound by a bond in 20 marks to the said Robert to be paid at Michaelmas next, and whereas the said John has enfeoffed the said Robert of a messuage, garden and croft in Styvechale, the said Robert now grants that if he and his heirs hold the said property for ever at an annual rent of one halfpenny paid to the chief lord of the fee, and if, supposing that the said Robert and his heirs are charged with any further rent, the said John and his heirs acquit him of the same, then the said bond shall be void. Dated at Coventre, 25 July 6 Richard II. Seal on tag: oval, red. Standing figure of the Virgin and Child with a kneeling suppliant. Legend: S'IOHIS----- Endorsed: i) defesancia super obligacione de Statuto mercatorum inter Robertum Ruyton' heredes et assignatos suos ac Johannem Clerk de Styvechal facta etc. [early 16th century] ii) 6 Ric. 2