Bargain and sale, with feoffment

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John Mershe of London, esq., and Francis Grentham of London, gent.; Robert Pynder of Estoft, Lincs., yeoman.
Lands in Reedness: 3 acres in close called the Cowe Close, known as the foure kye gates, lying above the Full Sea Dyke and below the Middle Dyke, with 1 acre called the Tithe Garth Grues, with the Ouse to north - both now or late in tenure or occupation of Richard Lunde, and lately belonging to the monastery of Selby; ½ acre in fields called the Upper Wyndinges, abutting on `le Crooke de Whitgift lane' to north, with crown lands to west and south, and Whitgift lane to east, and 1 rood in the Upper Wyndinges with lands of Robert Aunger to north, crown lands to south and east, and lands of Thomas Estoft to west, commonly called the Lampe Lande of Reedness and Whitgift, now or late in tenure or occupation of the inhabitants there, and previously for the perpetual maintenance of a lamp in the chapel there, with all courts and other rights within the lordship and manor of Estoft which lately belonged to the monastery of Selby, as they were granted to the vendors by Letters Patent under the Great Seal, dated at Westminster, 26 November 1571.
To be held of the Crown as of the manor of East Greenwich, in free and common socage, and neither in chief nor by knight service.
Vendors appoint Matthew Richardson of Swinefleet, yeoman, and Robert Stevenson of Whitgift, yeoman, as their attorneys.

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