RepositoryCheshire Record Office
ReferenceDDS 22/4
Date22 Jun 1574
DescriptionParties: 1. Thomas Stanley of Alderlegh [Alderley] county of Chester Esq., 2. Roger Downes of Wourth [Worth], same county.

Signed and sealed: Roger Downes.

Witnesses of sealing and delivery (endorsed): Randulph Dauemport, Tho. Ecclestone, William Bostock, (....... Hooke(?)).

Articles of Agreement; in consideration of an Acquittance by party 1 to party 2 of £420 which party 2 owes him, party 2 covenants to assure to party 1 an estate in all party 2's lands etc., in the county of Chester except those which lie within the towns of Stopford [Stockport] and Moberley [Mobberley], to the use of party 2 for life then of his first, second ... seventh sons in order and their heirs begotten then on his daughter Frances and her issue; and party 2 agrees not to lease any of the demesnes of Worthe [Worth] or Shrigley [Pott Shrigley] without party 1's consent and reserves the right to make jointure in the estate and to assure 5 marks per annum to his younger sons and to assure 400 marks for the preferment of every daughter and to make leases for 21 years or three lives.

Mark: Q. z. u. 45 16 Elizabeth For Mr Downes 12
Physical DescriptionPaper: 1 sheet 12" wide by 16"; watermark. Seal on placard, round, 15mm diam, wafered in a turn up cut out of left centre of sheet 2" from bottom edge. Device obscure.
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