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Cheylesmore in Coventry deeds and papers


Draft assignment from Elizabeth Swillinyngton to Richard Wigston' and Thomas Try, esqs., of a lease granted by letters patent dated 7 June 16 Henry VIII [1524] to Geoffrey Whalley, prior of Ulvescroft, co. Leics., and the convent of the same, of the manor of Chellesmore with its appurtenances, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, for the use of Ralph Swillyngton', for 21 years rendering annually £15; the said Richard and Thomas to hold this lease for the residue of the term of the term of years on condition that the said Elizabeth should have and enjoy the manor place of Chellesmore for the residue of the term, with all its appurtenances and especially the ground outside the moat on the south side within the park, i.e. along from the Freers Garden or orchard wall after the moat to the Pynlock Gate, with freedom to take all rabbits which might come into the said ground, and also reserving to the said Elizabeth a little close outside the moat on the east side towards the city (except for a right of access for cattle to the Pynlock); and the said Elizabeth shall have pasture for ten cows and six geldings in the said park, and also for six swine at seasonable times; and she shall also have yearly ten loads of wood and two loads of hay from the said park, which loads the said Richard and Thomas are to deliver to her at Chellesmore or Stichall; and the said Elizabeth to have a key to open the park gate called Stychall Gate with a right of way from the said manor of Chellesmore to Stichall; and the said Richard and Thomas to pay the said £15 rent. Endorsed: A lese set to the prior [LG] Also on dorso, a draft of a lease, dated 23 October 21 Henry VIII [1529] from Christine Browne, late wife of William Browne, late of Cestr' Over esq. to John Ratclif of Sow, yeoman, of pasturage in Cestr' over, for 40 years, rendering annually 13 shillings and 4 pence.

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See no. DR10/1778, also HMC XV, part 10, p. 148.