Clopton Charters

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Details of Clopton Charters
Title: Clopton Charters
Reference: ER 3/360

Lease from the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Stratford-upon-Avon, to Michael Johnson of the same, mercer, of an arable meadow in the precincts of Bridgtowne, in the occupation of the said Michael, for 21 years for £100 in hand a yearly rent of 20 shillings and a couple of capons to the Mayor on 1 January.


Fragment of Corporation seal.


Ensorsed with an assignment of the same by Mary Johnson, widow and executrix of Michael Johnson to Sir John Clopton for £80; dated 28 November 1684.


Witnesses: Thomas Ainge, Richard Beddell.

Date: 9 January 1679/80
Held by: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

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