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Stivichall deeds and papers


Will of Thomas Gregory of Coventre, esq. bequeathing the manors of Stivechale and Helynhull and all his lands in Kingeshull, Fynham, Flechampsted, Stonley, Stivechale, Asthull and coventr and other personal belongings to his son, Arthur Gregory, to the intent that he shall be good to the residue of his children; and releasing the parish church of Stivechale of its debts to him, and likewise Arthur Gregory and William Phines, his brother-in-law, on condition that Arthur pay his funeral expenses. To the rest of his children, except Alice Hampton, he bequeaths 20 pounds apiece and to her children 20 pounds; to Edmund his son a lease from the master and fellows of Christ's College, Cambridge, of land in Stivechale, Allesley and Bedworthe; to his wife Anne, whom he makes his executrix, together with Jeremy his son, the residue of his goods. Appointment of Arthur Gregory and Edward Geast, his [Thomas'] brother-in-law, to be overseers. Signed: Thomas Gregory Witnesses: Arthur Gregory, Edmund Gregory, Alice Hampton, William Fynnyes. No sign of probate, but see no. 815. Written by AG. Endorsed: My fathers trewe will signed with hys owne hande. [AG]