RepositoryCheshire Record Office
ReferenceDDS 3/9
Date20 Dec 1574
DescriptionParties: 1. Roger Downes of Shrigley [Pott Shrigley] Esq., 2. John Savage Esq son and heir apparent of Sir John Savage Kt, Hugh Choulmondeley Esq son and heir apparent of Sir Hugh Choulmondeley Kt, John Warren of Poyngton [Poynton] Esq, Randulph Davenporte of Henbury Esq, Henry Maynwarynge of Caryngham Esq, Henry Eccleston of Eccleston co. Lancs Esq, Robert Langton of the Lawe co. Lancs Esq, Thomas Stanley of Alderley Esq, Robert Huyde of Norburye [Norbury] Esq, Rondulph Stanley Gent son and heir apparent of Thomas Stanley.

Signed and sealed: Roger Downes.

Witnesses of sealing and delivery (endorsed): Peter Legh; Edward Hollynshed; Roger Downes; Raffe Brodhurst; John Shrigle; Thomas Grene of the Water; James Hey.

Covenant by party 1 to create an estate in trust by Surrender, to the use of Roger Downes for term of life remainder Elizabeth Downes wife of Roger Downes, the unmarried daughters surviving Roger Downes, the heirs male down to the eighth son of Roger Downes, John Downes younger brother of Roger Downes and his heirs male down to the eighth son, Frances Downes daughter of Roger Downes and her right heirs, the trustees to pay each of Roger's unmarried daughters 400 marks at his death or on their marriage; in Roger's lands etc in Pott Shrigley, Bollyngton [Bollington], Hurdesfelde [Hurdsfield], Sutton, Wyncle [Wincle], Raynowe [Rainow] and elsewhere within the manor and forest of Macclesfeld [Macclesfield], except lands in Sutton, Bollyngton [Bollington] and Pottshrigley [Pott Shrigley] occupied by Richard Sutton of Sutton Esq, Hugh Normansyll of Bollyngton [Bollington] and John Pownall of Weyley [Whirley], and Roger Downes of Riddycarre. Reservation of personal rights in the Hall of Shrigley in Pottshrigley [Pott Shrigley].

Mark: Q. z. z. 48 17 Elizabeth
Date xx of Decembr in the xvii year of Quene Elizabeth
The indenture of Covenauntes mad by Rogers Downes esquyre and a surrender vpon the same and also a Recognisance for 400 marks to be paid to eiche one of his daughters.
Physical DescriptionSeal missing, label has been cut away 1" from bottom of doct.
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