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Kingshill in Stoneleigh deeds and papers


Lease from Arthur Gregory of Styvechale, esq., to Thomas Vale of Kyngshull, husbandman, and Thomas his son, of all that messuage in the occupation of the said Thomas situate in Kyngshull with a garden, orchard, and croft adjoining and a moiety of the great field called the Brucke Feilde containing one hundred acres lying between the town towards the north and Rabbe Crofte Mylnes and the pool and brook there towards the south, with common of pasture in Armeley, Dalle, Grymswood, Forwood and Sevenhookes (except all timber upon the same); to hold the same for the life of Thomas Vale the elder and after his death, to his son Thomas for 21 years, rendering annually during the life of Thomas Vale the elder 18 shillings and thereafter 2 pounds, and paying a heriot when due, and suit of court at the manor place of Kyngshull. Dated: 10 August, 13 Elizabeth Signed by the marks of Thomas Vale senior and Thomas Vale junior. Two oval, red seals on tags. A heart in a press, covered in leaves. Endorsed: i) This leasse is forfyt, videlicet at the feast of thannuncyacion of Our Lady in the seventynthe yeare of Queen Elizabeth the rent was demanded by the bailiff and unpaid untill Whetsontyde [AG] ii) Thomas Wales leasse in Kinghull [AG]