Lease for Life

Scope and Content

Lease by John Barton, rector of Middelton, Ralph Gartside, rector of the parish church of St. Andrew in Holburn', and Geoffrey Cudworth, to Margery, wife of John Chetham and daughter of Ellis Prestwich, of all those messuages and lands in Crompton in the tenure of Richard Wolfenden' and Geoffrey Wilde, with a meadow called Birchshaw Wiss Medow now in the tenure of Henry Greffe and Richard Greffe, and all those messuages and lands in Assheworth [Ashworth] now in the tenure of Oliver Holt, to hold for term of her life, with remainders to the said John, her husband, and his heirs male and to Thomas Chetham, father of John, and his lawful heirs.