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Testimony of William Fynnyes of the city of Coventrie, gent., taken before Roger Clerke, Mayor of the said city; that Thomas Gregory, immediately after the death of Elizabeth his wife, gave to the said William Fynnyes, his brother-in-law, at Helinhull Grange, seisin of all his lands in Warwickshire, and, at Stychall, of all his lands in Coventrie, for the use of Arthur Gregory, his son and heir apparent; that the said Thomas never intended that Edmund Gregory should have any benefit in these lands, but only a portion of 20 pounds, which was all he could afford, having weakened his estate by a second marriage. Dated: 9 November, 40 Elizabeth Signed: Roger Clarke, maior, William Fynnyes. Two red seals on tags, no impression. Endorsed: i) to the effect that this writing was shown to Edward Fynis at the time of his examination in Chancery on behalf of Arthur Gregorie, esq., plaintiff, versus Edmund Gregorie, def., 30 June, I James [1603] ii) the ronge of Edmund Gregory, done to his brother Arther. Fynes testimony. Written by Arthur Gregory.