Assignment

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Hugh Bethell, Esq, and William Bethell, gent. of Ellerton, Co. York, to Thos Chator, gent. of Butterby, Co Durham. The remainder of a term of 21 years in the tithes of corn, grain and hay of Clifton, formerly in the tenure of John Thorne and now of Thos Chaytor. Reciting Letters Patent of 28 Feb 1584 leasing the tithes to Jas Kirton, Gent, for 21 years, and the latter’s assignment, dated 4 July 1584 to Hugh Bethell and Wm Bethell. The tithes had previously belonged to the Treasurer of the Metropolitan Church of York and been demised by the late Duke of Somerset to Sir Nich. Fairefaxe, Kt., and Wm Fairefaxe, his son. Parchment. Signed and sealed by Hugh Bethell and Wm Bethell.

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