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Covenants of William Clopton of Clopton, esq., with Raffe Sheldon of Beoley, co. Worc., esq., son and heir of William Sheldon, late of the same, esq., entailing on the heirs male of his body the manors of Clopton, Ryen Clifford and Bridgetowne with lands, etc. in Clopton, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bysshopshampton, Ryen Clifford, Bridgetown and Ingon, alias Ington, in the several occupations of Richard Charnocke, Ralph Cawdrey alias Cooke, Roger Sadler, John Shaxpere (Ingon Meadow), Lewis Apwyllyams and John Combes, with a life interest as jointure to Anne his wife in the manor of Clopton, lands, etc. in Clopton and Stratford-upon-Avon, and a meadow called Avon medowe in Stratford; with recitals of deeds concerning the premises of 17 December 13 Elizabeth  and 10 February 13 Elizabeth .
Dated 15 February 13 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Edward Griffin, Thomas Valence, Thomas Lete, Nicholas Metcalf, Raufe Rogers, Raffe Bott.
|Date:||15 February 1570/71|
|Held by:||Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, not available at The National Archives|