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1. Rt. Hon. Robert Earl of Sunderland, Baron Spencer of Wormleighton.

2. Charles Gibbes of Wicken, co. Northampton, Gent.

Lease for 24 years of a mansion house called the Parke House or Lodge, enclosed pasture and meadow ground called Wicken Parke, closes of pasture called Turners Close, Larkes Close and Elme Green Close, a messuage or tenement and one yard land and three quarters of a yard land, a messuage or tenemnt and one yard land, and half a yard land in the parish of Wicken.


Rent: £86 7s. 6d. p.a. and £5 p.a. for every acre of "Antient Meadow ground" lying near the River Ouze and of Larkes Close, Turners Close and Elme Greene Close which no. 2 shall "convert into tillage"


Memorandum that the within mentioned £400 had not been accepted as a sufficient Fine for the premises, but in consideration of it being paid two years and a half before the Expiration of the former lease, which is also the reason of this being granted for 24 years from Michaelmas last. There was besides the £400, twenty guineas paid by Mr Gibbs in consideration of the liberty of plowing within granted, from which it is hoped the premises will be improved to the bearing of yet a greater Fine upon the next renewall. Witness my hand the day of these presents. Charles Trimnell.