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Coventry deeds and papers: Charter of Ranulph Earl of Chester


Charter of Ranulph Earl of Chester, addressed to his constable and steward and all his barons and men, granting Coventreia to Robert Marmion in fee and heredity; to hold the same to him and his heirs of the said earl and his heirs with all the appurtenances `in burgo et in villa' in wood and in plain, in waters and in mills and in all other things, as freely and quietly and with all the liberties by which it was held whilst part of the earl's demesne, and subject to the same agreements between the said Robert and the earl written out before (prescripte) namely that he would serve the earl against all men and women. Witnesses: Hugh Wac, Richard de Canvilla, Simon son of William, Hugh de Cuill', William Redzai', William son of Ralph, Robert `Potario'. Seal on tongue: circular, brown, c. 2 1/2 ins. in diameter. Equestrian. Legend: lacking. Tie below. Endorsed: i) Magna Charta manerii domini Marmyon de Coventre ii) Marmyons Fee iii) Lodelowe venilla iv) Primus v) Tricessimo quarto Henrici iii pro omnibus terris in turre London' [AG]