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Lease from Nicholas Michel of Coventr' to Hugh de Merynton' of Stoke of all his lands and tenements with meadows and pastures etc. in Stoke which the said Nicholas held by the lease of Letitia de Merynton' of Stoke for the term of her life, except that piece of meadow and wood called le Heye next Lilleburne lone in Stoke; to hold of the said Nicholas for the remainder of the life of the said Letitia, paying annually 40 shillings (4 terms). Witnesses: John de Stoke, John de Longele, Adam Basset, John de Arthingworth', John Bate, Thomas atte Neugraunge and others. Dated at Coventr', Monday next after the feast of St. Michael, 16 Edward III. Seal on tag: circular, red; fragment only. A lion rampant. Legend: SU[M LEO] FORTIS Endorsed: i) in Latin to the effect that on the same day the said Nicholas gave to the said Hugh 2 quarters of corn, 2 quarters of rye, 2 quarters of beans and peas, 1 cart `ferro ligatam', 2 horses with harness, 2 plough oxen with harness, with all forage, pea pea straw, bracken and straw for the stable, in order that the said Nicholas could carry away the remainder of the goods wherever he wished without hindrance [contemp.] ii) Hugo de Merington pur service de chevalier, Stoke [AG] iii) Stoke