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Stivichall deeds and papers


Lease from Arthur Gregorie of Stychall, esq. and Jane his wife, to Thomas Owghton of the Heathe milne in Stychall, miller, for 20 pounds, of a mill called the Heath milne in Stychall, with a holme, a meadow, a close called the Foreyarde and an orchard, with fishing rights downstream as far as the lordship of the said Arthur extends (but reserving to the said Arthur and Jane leave to fish in the same waters); to hold for 21 years from the day of the expiration of a former lease of the said mill granted to the said Thomas [no. 794], rendering annually 33s. 4d. (2 terms); and the said Arthur agrees to find timber for the mill within the lordship of Stychall, and to allow the said Thomas to take the lops and crops of the trees to hedge and fence the said premises; and the said Thomas agrees to otherwise maintain the property at his own expense, and to pay 20 shillings as heriot when due, and 20 shillings for the Queen's service whenever the said Arthur is called thereunto. Dated: 23 April 30 Elizabeth Signed: Thomas Owghton Seal on tag; red, defaced. Endorsed: i) Tho. Oughton ii) Lese of Heth mill [LG]