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Defeasance of a statute staple bond from William Clopton of Clopton, esq., to John Clopton of Sledway, co. Durham, esq., in £2000, conditional on his performance of covenants of 20 February 28 Elizabeth  and 8 February 31 Elizabeth.
Dated 9 February 31 Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Christopher Freeman, John Hooper, John Lyone.
|Date:||9 February 1588/9|
|Held by:||Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, not available at The National Archives|