RepositoryCheshire Record Office
ReferenceDDS 22/7
Date24 Jan 1582
DescriptionParties: 1. Roger Downes of Shrigley [Pott Shrigley] county of Chester Esq.

Witnesses of sealing and delivery: Thomas Stanley, Ran: Stanley, John Stanley, Thomas Stanley, Randulph Bentley.

Declaration of Uses of a Fine levied 20 February 1576 at the Great Sessions of Common Pleas of the County of Chester before Sir John Throckmortone Kt Justice of the County of Chester to Sir Peter Leighe Kt, John Savage, John Warren, Robert Huyde, Henry Ecclestone, Robert Langtone, Esqs, and John Maisterson and John Davemporte Gents, in 40 messuages, 40 tofts, 2 mills, 2 dovehouses, 40 gardens, 2,000 acres of land, 80 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 80 acres of wood, 1,000 acres of heather and turf and 40s revenues in Worthe [Worth], Poynton, Taxall [Taxal], Adlingtone [Adlington], Torkenton [Torkington], Kettelshome [Kettleshulme], Vpton' [Upton], Maxfelde [Macclesfield], and Pottshrigley [Pott Shrigley]; levied in pursuance of an Indenture 10 August 1575 between 1. Roger Downes 2. Thomas Stanley of Aulderley [Alderley] in the afsd county Esq to uses specified or to be limited by Roger Downes in his further deed for the preferment of his children: Roger Downes assigns to the preferment and marriage of Roger's three daughters Frances, Dorothy and Margaret, for term of 200 years, the rents and issues of the mansion house and demesne of Worthe [Worth] and a watermill, occupied by Roger Downes or Elizabeth Downes his mother, value £8. 0. 0. per annum, and several messuages and tenements occupied by John Blackshall value 20s., [Lawrence] Ralph Woode 21s.4d., Henry Woode 24s.4d., Richard Rixon 26s.8d., Edward Hale 13s.4d., Peter Skelhorne 21s.10d., George Woode 13s.4d., a watermill in Shrigley [Pott Shrigley] commonly called Pott Myll held by Roger Downes value 8s.4d., several messuages occupied by Philip Warde value 8s., Christopher Greves 16s., Arthur Worthe 9s.4d., one called Whytefylde occupied by Edward Hollinshedde value £5.13.8. per annum, others occupied by Thomas Stepulton value 50s., Christopher Downes 24s., Richard Jepsone 25s., Reginald Turner 13s.4d., Robert Cleatone 6s.8d., John Red-ferne 3s.4d., Thomas Redferne 2s.6d., all situate in Worthe [Worth], Poynton, Adlington, Taxall [Taxal], Vpton [Upton], county of Chester, and being parcel of the lands etc conveyed in the afsd Fine.

Mark: Q. y. g. 55 A Conveaunce made by Roger/ Downes to his 3 Daughters/ of all the demeane of Worthe/and of all the Freehoulde/Tenantes by especyall/ name dated the 20th of/ January in the 24th yeare/ of Elizabeth R.
Physical DescriptionParchment: 1 membrane 22" wide by 23". Seal missing from label, trace of red wax.
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