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Stivichall deeds and papers


Articles of agreement made between Humphrey Ferrers of Tomworthe, esq. and Arthur Gregory of Stivechale, gent. previous to the marriage of the said Arthur and Humphrey's sister, Jane. Before the feast of St. John the Baptist next and before the marriage is solemnized, Arthur undertakes to assure lands to the value of 100 marks per annum to Sir Thomas Cokayne, knight, and Edward Holt, esq. for Jane's jointure. It is further agreed that the said Humphrey Ferrers and Anne his wife, shall, in consideration of a sum of 200 marks, convey to the said Arthur in fee simple before Michaelmas all his [sc. Humphrey's] lands, etc. in Stivechale alias Stichehale. Bond by both parties in the penal sum of 1000 marks to abide by the agreement. Dated: 8 March, 15 Elizabeth Signed: Homfrey Ferrers, Arth: Gregory. A slip of paper is folded back and sealed on Arthur's signature