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Estate papers - Taxation receipts


Draft of a petition (unfinished) from John Gregory to the crown, complaining that the claim of William Arnold gent., the receiver of the royal rents, to a rent of 2 shillings due to the Prince from a little bedroom of building standing one part upon the waste land and the other part on the orchard stone wall in the manor of Stivichall, which his father set up for the protection of a widow whose house had been burnt down, and another rent of 6 pence from two butts which they say is church land (and which rent should be paid by the churchwardens of Stivichall to the Prince as belonging to his manor of Chilesmore) is completely without foundation; which is evident from letters patent of Edward VI to Thomas Fisher, from whom the Gregorys purchased the manor of Stivichall, stating that the said manor amongst others is held of the king as of his manor of Estgreenewich [see no. 1313].