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Kingshill in Stoneleigh deeds and papers


Agreement between John Gregory of Stivichall, esq., and Loveisgod Gregory (son and heir apparent of the said John Gregory) and Mary his wife of the one part, and Robert Midlemore of Hasellwell in King's Norton, co. Worcs., gent., and Roger Walker of Fillongley, gent., of the other part (reciting a settlement of 26 April 1639 [no. 1258] and a subsequent recovery [no. 1260] and reciting that the said Loveisgod has since married the said Mary) that, in consideration of 300 pounds paid to John Gregory by the said Mary as her marriage portion, the said Recovery, as far as concerns a messuage called Hellenhall Grange house with gardens, stables, and other appurtenances together with meadows enjoyed with the same, called the Two Grange peeces and one plot of `leas' called the Twelve Lands adjoining the said Grange Peeces, and also a yard land of arable in the common fields of Finham, another yardland consisting of a meadow called Alderson Meadow situate near to Finham Feilds, five doles of meadow in Finham Neither Feild and five doles of meadow situate in a certain slade in Finham Feild called Marden Slade also two woods called the Neither Wood and the Over Wood adjoining the said Messuage, also another Messuage with orchard and garden and a close thereto belonging divided into two parts, in the tenure of John Miller, all which premises are in the parish of Stonley and are in the occupation of the said Loveisgod, Henry Phillipps and John Gamble, shall be to the use of Mary, wife of the said Loveisgod, for her life for her jointure in lieu of Dower and thereafter to the person seised of the reversion of the hereditaments comprised in the recited indenture; and the said John and Loveisgod Gregory covenant with Robert Middlemore and Roger Walker that the said Mary should, after the deceased of the said Loveisgod, have possession of the said premises for her life as jointure. Signed: Robert Middlemore, Roger Walker Two red seals on tags, defaced. Witnesses: George Middlemore, Ursula Middlemore, Edmund Late, Elizabeth Walker. Endorsed: i) This is the counterpart of Mr. Loveisgod Gregoryes wifes joynture ii) 7 Oct. 1651 iii) Cosen Walkers deedes