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Compton Verney: early deeds, Chesterton, Lighthorne, Great and Little Kington, a feoffment


Feoffment by Richard Verney to:
Sir Edward Grey, William Feldyng, William Boughton, Edward Conway, esquires;
Richard Wylles, William Wylles, John Hoppar and John Venour, yeomen;

of his purchased lands, tenements, together with windmill, in Chesterton, Lighthorne, Great and Little Kington, Warwickshire, to stand to the uses of his last will and in the meantime to the use of the said Richard Verney for his life;

and that of his wife Ann if she outlive him, she taking an annual sum of 8 marks for the maintenance of a priest, not being the parish priest, to serve the chapel new builded at the north end of the parish church of Compton Verney.

He to say mass there daily, praying for the souls of Richard, Ann his wife, Edmund and Elizabeth, parents of Richard, children of Richard and all Christian souls.

After death of wife Ann, feoffees to stand seized to use of heirs, upon same terms. Provision for named feoffees to take on responsibility if heirs refuse to perform will, and for subsequent appointment of new feoffees.

Attached is schedule of purchased lands, viz:
In Chesterton - 2 and a half yardlands in occupation of Richard Verney, worth 40s per yardland annually - £5 p. a.
In Lighthorne - certain lands late in the tenure of John Blake - 13s 4d p.a.
In Great Kineton - a windmill in the tenure of Leonard Savage - 26s 8d and lands in the tenure of Richard Neel - 40s p.a.

Dated 12 April 13 Henry VIII