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Settlement between Dame Alice Leigh, widow, late wife of Sir Thomas Leigh, kt., late citizen and alderman of London, deceased, and Thomas Leigh of Stonley, esq., son and heir of the said Sir Thomas by the said Dame Alice, of the one part, and Arthur Gregory of Styvchall, esq. of the other part, reciting that the said Dame Alice and Thomas Leigh claimed a certain rent charge of 51s. 10d. and fealty issuing out of Robbcrofte and the Water Mills there sometime called Pipes Mills and of a close called Bawdwynes Grove in Stonley in the tenure of Arthur Gregory and of certain other lands in Stonley, which rent and fealty were reserved by King Henry VIII upon a grant of the premises to Katherine Duchess of Suffolk and were purchased by the said Sir Thomas Leigh and Dame Alice of Queen Elizabeth. It is now witnessed that the said Arthur Gregory has agreed to pay to the said Dame Alice and Thomas Leigh an annual rent of 7s. 5d. and to do fealty for the said premises. Dated: 1 June, 19 Elizabeth. Signed: A.L., Th. Leigh Two circular, red seals on tags: i) a gryphon's head erased between two broad arrows. Legend: D. ALICE LEIGH. ii) the letters IK Endorsed: i) with signed memorandum that the said deed was sealed and delivered to Richard Sutton for the use of Arthur Gregory in the presence of Thomas Adkins. ii) The tenure of Rabbecrofte mylne vii sups; v supd; ut de Kenelworthe and sold by the Quenes Majesty to alderman Leigh and his wyffe Alyce, nowe wydoe [AG] iii) set by the ------ for seven shilinges five pence of Robcraft mill, alius Pipes mill [LG]

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