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Oxford's Indenture and Schedule of Debts 30 January 1575

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This indenture made the xxxth daye of Ianuarye in the Seavententh yere of the reigne of o{ur} soueraigne Ladye Elizabeth by the grace of god Quene of Englande, ffraunce and Irelande defender of the faithe &c [=30 January 1575].

Betwene the right honorable Edwarde de Veer Erle of Oxenforde Lorde greate chamberleyne of Englande, Vicount Bulbecke, and Lorde of Badlesmere and Scales of thone p{ar}tie, And the right honorable Thomas Erle of Sussex Vicount ffitzwater, Lorde Egremonde, and Burnell, knight of the most noble order of the garter, Captaine of the gent{lemen} penc{i}oners & gent{lemen} at armes, chief Iustice and Iustice in oier of all her maiesties fforrest{es}, p{ar}kes & chases on thisside Trente and Lorde Chamb{er}layne of her maiesties householde, The right honorable Rob{er}t Erle of Leicestre, Baron of Denbighe, of the most noble order of the garter knight, m{aste}r of the Quenes maiesties horse and of her highnes most honorable previe counsell, Thomas Cecill esquier, sonne and heire apparaunt, vnto the right honorable S{i}r Will{ia}m Cecill knight, Lorde Burghley and highe Theasaurer of England, S{i}r Will{ia}m Cordell knight, m{aste}r of the roll{es}, and Thomas Bromley Esquier, the Quenes mai{es}ties Solicito{ur} generall of thother p{ar}tie,

Witnesseth that whereas the said Erle of Oxenforde by good and laufull conveyaunce and assuraunce in the lawe is and at this p{rese}nte standeth laufully and solye seased in his demeasne as of fee to thonlye vse of the said Erle & of his heires foreu{er}, of & in the mano{ur}s, Lordeshipp{es}, farmes, land{es}, ten{amen}t{es}, & his [sic] hereditament{es} w{i}th their app{ur}ten{au}nc{es} whatsoeu{er} knowne & called by the seu{er}all name or names or either of them of Greyes, in Hedingham Sibley, Peppers, Prayers al{ia}s Bowerhall over yeldeham al{ia}s yeldeham p{ar}va, mauldon fflaunderswike, Bounches fflexlande Stansted mountffitchett, & the p{ar}ke there Bentfeilde Bury Burye logge [=lodge] in Stansted, Netherhall in Gestingthorp Brownes ten{amen}te in Topsfeilde p{ar}kes ten{amen}te in Gestingthorpe, Chelmissey wood neather yeldham, al{ia}s Muche yeldham, Barwick{es} and Scotnes, Shreves in Gaines Colne, Tilbery iuxta Clare, Pevers, Estonhall ffyngrythe, and Bumpsted Comitis in the countie of Essex, and of the mano{ur} of Estberholte, in the countie of Suff', and of the Mano{ur} of Aston Samfforde in the countye of Buck, and of the mano{ur} of Eston mawdet in the Countie of North{amp}t{on} and of the mano{ur}s of Hornewoode, Barckwaye, & Nucell{es} in the countie of Herts', & of the mano{ur}s of Swaffham Bulbeck and Abingdon magna in the Countie of Cambridge, and of the mano{ur} of fflete in the countie of Kente.

And whereas the saide Erle of Oxenforde is also seasid in his demeasne as of a freeholde, for terme of his lyfe, the remaynder over to the Lady Anne Countesse of Oxenforde, nowe wife of the saide Erle of Oxenforde, for tearme of her naturall lyfe, for and in full recompence & satisfacc{i}on of her dower, the remaynder over to the right heires of the saide Erle of and in the manors of Wyve{n}ho, Newers, Battelswicke, muche Bentley, Crepinghall, Crustwiche al{ia}s Crustwike, Iepcrake, Downehill, Dodinghurst, Gobions, Waltons, Colnewake & Lammershe, & of & in diu{er}s other Mano{ur}s, land{es}, ten{amen}t{es}, & hereditament{es} lymyted & conveyed for the Ioynto{ur} of the saide Countesse, as by the convey{a}unce thereof more fullie & at large appeareth

And where also the saide Erle of Oxenforde, is also seased in his demeasne as of fee of the mano{ur} of Todingston in the Countie of Suff', the w{hi}ch mano{ur} togither w{i}th the mano{ur} of Canfeilde, in the Countie of Essex, and w{i}th the saide manno{ur}s, Lordeshipp{es}, farmes, land{es}, \\&// ten{amen}t{es} of wyvenho, Newers, Battelswike, muche Bentley, Dodinghurst, Lammershe, and Colnewake in the Countie of Essex, and Aldham, in the countye of Suff', are by the laste will and testament of the right honorable Iohn De Veer late Erle of Oxenforde deceased, father of the saide Edwarde De Veer nowe Erle of Oxenforde, lymyted, disposed, assigned & appointed, to his executors, for certen yeres yetto com{m}e, for and towerd{es} thexecuc{i}on of his saide will, and payment of his debtes and legacies.

And where also the saide nowe Erle of Oxonforde, is also laufullye seased in his demeasne as of fee, of and in the mano{ur} of Campes ad castru{m} in the counties of Cambridge and Essex, The w{hi}ch togither w{i}th the p{ar}ke called Langham p{ar}ke in the Countie of Suff', and seaven acres of meadowe, in Langham al{ia}s Lavenham & Cockfeilde in the aforesaide countye of Suff', demysed w{i}th the saide p{ar}ke, & the mano{ur} of Elmsthorpe in the countye of Leicestre, and all other the land{es}, ten{amen}t{es}, & hereditament{es}, of the saide nowe Erle of Oxenforde, in Erleshelton, or elswhere in the saide countye of Leicestre, are by the saide Erle of Oxenforde, demysed, graunted, & lette to farme by Indenture bearing date the xxth daye of this present moneth of Ianuarye [=20 January 1575], vnto Thomas Cecill & Will{ia}m Cocke esquiers, for diu{er}s yeres yetto co{m}me, for the better maynten{au}nce of thestate & degree, of the saide Countesse, As by the same more fullye & at large doth & maye appeare.

And where also the said nowe Erle of Oxenforde is laufully seased in his demeasne as of fee tayle, the reu{er}c{i}on or remaynder beinge in o{ur} said sou{er}aigne Lady the Quenes maiestie her heires & successo{ur}s, of & in the mano{ur}s, land{es}, ten{amen}t{es}, & hereditament{es}, called or knowne by the seu{er}all name, or names, of Colne Priorye & certen land{es} in Playsto in Hawsted, Barwick{es}, in White Colne, gestingthorp, the p{ar}sonag{es} advowsons churches or chappell{es} of Colne Comitis greate Bentley Water Belchampe al{ia}s Bewchampe, Water Dover, Co{ur}te Harwiche, messinge, Coole alba in the countie of Essex, The mano{ur} of Engeston al{ia}s Hingston, The p{ar}sonage of Wickham in the countye of Cambridge, & all the p{ar}sonages advowsons vicaridg{es} & gift{es} of all ye foresaid townes & priorye or house called Hedingham Nunrey & the p{ar}sonag{es} advowsons & churches of Hedingham ad castru{m} & Gosfeilde in the said countie of Essex

Nowe the said ^\\Edward// Erle of Oxenforde mynding & fullie intendinge by the grace of god & the Quenes maiesties license tollerac{i}on & favo{ur} to travell beyonde the seas

And considering that at this p{rese}nte, he hathe not anye yssue of his boddye as yett borne & that yf he shoulde dye & decease, w{i}thout yssue of his boddye laufully begotten, Then all the hono{ur}s, mano{ur}s, Lordshipp{es}, land{es}, ten{amen}t{es}, & hereditament{es} whereof he shoulde dye seasid of a sole and ymediate estate in fee simple should by the lawes of this realme, by and after the Deathe of the saide Erle, discende & com{m}e vnto the lady Marye Veer sister of the saide Erle, beinge next of his kynne of the whole bloode, And all other the mano{ur}s, Lordshipp{es}, land{es}, ten{amen}t{es}, & hereditament{es}, whereof any convey{a}unce or assuraunce hath ben heretofore made to thuse of the saide nowe Erle of Oxenforde for tearms of his lyfe, the remaynder thereof after his decease to the saide countesse for terme of her lyfe, the remaynder thereof after her decease to the right heires of the saide Erle foreuer, shoulde reverte, remayne, or co{m}me, to the saide Lady Marye as sister, and next heire of the saide Erle of Oxenforde, of the whole bloode,

And that the manno{ur}s, Lordshipp{es}, land{es}, ten{amen}t{es}, & hereditament{es}, & all others whereof the saide nowe Erle of Oxenforde is laufully seased in fee tayle gen{er}all or speciall, the reu{er}c{i}ons or remaynders whereof is not, or is in o{ur} saide sou{er}aigne lady the Quenes ma{ies}tie her heires and successo{ur}s, shoulde or of right ought to reverte remayne or com{m}e, by & ymediatlye after the decease, of the saide Erle of Oxenforde, to some yssue male, of the boddye of the right honorable Iohn de Veer late Erle of Oxenforde, grandfather of the saide Erle that nowe is, whereby the possessions, manno{ur}s, lordshipp{es}, land{es}, ten{amen}t{es}, and hereditament{es}, of the saide nowe Erle of Oxenforde should be dismembred seu{er}ed & devyded, to the greate empayringe & hindraunce of that auncient Erldome house and famylie of Oxenforde,

And therefore the saide nowe Erle of Oxenforde remembrynge and considerynge the longe contynuance of his saide house & famylie, in the name of the Veers, whereof he is lyneallye discended in the grace & favo{ur} of the king{es} & princ{es} in whose tymes they haue lyvede, & in alliance and kindred w{i}th moste of the auncient nobilitie of this realme, & in the good will & good lykinge of the Co{mmon}altie of the same realme,

And havinge therefore a speciall desier & care to p{re}s{er}ue contynue and leave all or the most p{ar}te of his possessions, manno{ur}s, Lordeshipp{es}, land{es}, ten{amen}t{es}, & hereditament{es} whatsoeu{er} to some suche p{er}son of the name as in his opinion is moste likelye to p{re}s{er}ue maynteyne and contynue the saide honorable house famylie and name moste like to his noble auncestors yf it shoulde fortune the saide Erle of Oxenforde to dye) w{i}thout yssue male of his boddye, and for a competent p{ro}vision for suche yssue female, as it maye please god to sende to the saide nowe Erle of Oxenforde

And in considerac{i}on also of the speciall good will naturall love and affecc{i}on w{hi}ch he the saide nowe Erle of Oxenforde beareth to his welbelouid cosin Hughe Veer esquier, sonne & heire of apparent of Awbrey Veer esquier eldest vncle of the saide Erle of Oxenforde & of the greate hope w{hi}ch he the saide Erle of Oxenforde hathe and conceyveth of his well doinge rather then of anye other of his cosins or kindred

And in considerac{i}on of the good will and naturall love & affecc{i}on w{hi}ch he the saide Erle of Oxenforde beareth to Iohn Veer esquier sonne and heire apparaunt of Rob{er}t Veer esquier seconde vncle of the saide Erle of Oxenforde and to Iohn Veer esquier sonne & heire of Gefferye Veer esquier deceased, thirde vncle of the saide Erle of Oxenforde and to ffraunc{es} Veer esquier seconde sonne of the said Gefferye And to Rob{er}t Veer esquier thirde sonne of the saide Gefferye And to Horatius Veer esquier fourthe sonne of the saide Gefferye & to his saide sister the lady Mary Veer,

And for ^\\the// better advaunceme{n}t of the saide Lady Mary in mariage & for encrease of her porc{i}on yf it fortune the saide Erle of Oxenforde that nowe is to dye w{i}thout yssue male of his boddye laufully begotten w{hi}ch the saide Iohn De Veere late Erle of Oxenforde father of the saide Erle that nowe is by his last will and testament did bequethe vnto her

And in considerac{i}on that due payment shalbe had and made of suche debt{es} as the saide nowe Erle of Oxenforde dothe owe vnto diu{er}s p{er}sons, the seu{er}all somes whereof are menc{i}oned in a Cedule [=schedule] indentid to these p{re}sent Indentures annexed amountyng in the whole to the some of (blank) All w{hi}ch debt{es} & all other debt{es} of the said nowe Erle of Oxenforde He the saide nowe Erle myndeth intendeth and desyereth to haue paide in as shorte tyme as the same wilbe levyed raysed and receyved of the p{ro}fitt{es} yssues & revenues of his saide manno{ur}s, Lordeshipp{es}, landes, ten{amen}t{es}, & hereditament{es}, & of all other his manno{ur}s, lordshipp{es}, land{es}, ten{amen}t{es}, & hereditament{es}, over & besides the yerely charg{es} heretofore graunted or by any other meanes going oute of the same

And in considerac{i}on that the saide Lady Mary & others maye be paide & answered of their legacies to them willed & bequethed by the saide Iohn late Erle of Oxenforde father to the saide nowe Erle of Oxenforde & to thintent the due debt{es} of the saide Iohn late Erle of Oxenforde father to the saide nowe Erle of Oxenforde maye be likewise satisfied & paide

It is therefore for all & eu{er}y the considerac{i}ons aforesaide, coven{au}nted graunted condiscended concluded <& agreed b>y & betwene the saide p{ar}ties to thies p{rese}nt{es} in man{er} & forme followinge that is to saye The saide Erle of Oxenforde for him & his heires coven{au}nteth & graunteth to & w{i}th the saide Thomas Erle of Sussex Rob{er}t Erle of Leicestre Thomas Cecill S{i}r Will{ia}m Cordell and Thomas Bromeley and eu{er}y of them, their heires & <assignes of eu{er}>y of them by thies p{rese}nt{es} <that the sa>ide Erle of Oxenforde & his heires & euery other p{er}son & p{er}sons whatsoeu{er} w{hi}ch shall in any wise stande or be seased of the p{re}mysses or of any p{ar}te thereof shall & will from the daye of the date of these p{rese}nt{es} stande ^\\& be seased of// and in all and singuler the mano{ur}s, land{es}, ten{amen}t{es}, hereditament{es}, & other the p{re}mysses, to thonely & seu{er}all vse & vses intent{es} [sic] hereafter in thies p{rese}nt{es} menc{i}oned declared & expressed & to none other vses, intent{es} or purposes & vnder suche condic{i}ons p{ro}visions & determynac{i}ons as are hereafter exp{re}ssed (that is to saie) of and in all the manno{ur}s, Lordeshipp{es}, landes, ten{amen}t{es}, & hereditament{es}, of the said nowe Erle of Oxonforde & of all other the p{re}mysses whatsoeuer named exp{re}ssed or menc{i}oned in thies p{rese}nt{es} to the vse of Barnerde Dewhurste gent{leman} & of Edward Hubbert gent{leman} receavo{ur} gen{er}all to the saide Erle of Oxenforde their executo{ur}s & assignes for & durynge suche tyme & vntill they the saide Barn{er}de Dewhurst & Edwarde Hubbert their executo{ur}s and administrato{ur}s or assignes shall or maye of & w{i}th the yerelye rent{es} & revenues of all the premysses rayse receave levye & way <...> the said legacies of the saide late Erle of Oxenforde father to the saide nowe Erle of Oxenforde & all suche debt{es} & some & somes of money as are menc{i}oned declared and exp{re}ssed in the saide Cedule indentid to thies p{rese}nt{es} annexed amountyng in the whole to the some of (blank) or thereabout{es} & all other laufull & due debt{es} aswell of the saide nowe Erle of Oxonforde as of the saide late Erle his father sufficient & good p{ro}fe of the same being made to the saide Erles of Sussex and Leicestre, Thomas Cecill s{i}r Will{ia}m Cordell & Thomas Bromeley or to the s{ur}viuo{ur}s or s{ur}viuo{ur} of them or <o>f thexecuto{ur}s <or adm>inistrato{ur}s or assignes of the s{ur}viuo{ur} of them

And further the will and intente of the saide Edwarde nowe Erle of Oxenforde is, That all and eu{er}y suche parson and parsons whatsoeuer to whome the saide right honorable Iohn De Veer late the Erle of Oxenforde father of the saide nowe Erle or the saide Edwarde Deveer nowe Erle haue at anye tyme heretofore gyven graunted lymyted appointed or assigned any penc{i}ons porc{i}ons anuyties rent{es} charg{es} or payment{es} whatsoeuer yssuinge going out or arrysinge oute of the p{re}mysses or out of anye parte or p{ar}cell thereof w{hi}ch ben in lawe <n>owe due and payable shall and maye laufullye quietlye and peasably haue holde levye p{er}ceive and take all and eu{er}y suche penc{i}ons porc{i}ons annuyties rent{es} charg{es} & payment{es} whatsoeu{er} accordinge to the purport true meanynge and intent of suche gyft{es} graunt{es} lymytac{i}ons appointme{n}t{es} & assigneme{n}t{es} as are to them seu{er}allye made

And further for the good considerac{i}ons intent{es} & purposes before declared, The saide Erle of Oxenforde for him his heires and executors coven{au}nteth & graunteth to and w{i}th the saide Erle of Suff' & Erle of Leicestre Thomas Cecill S{i}r Will{ia}m Cordell & Thomas Bromley and their heires executo{ur}s administrato{ur}s and assignes and eu{er}y of them by thies p{rese}nt{es}, That ymediatlie from and after suche tyme as the saide debt{es} & legaces [sic] shall or maye be fullye satisfied, contentid or paide accordinge to the true intente and meanyng of thies p{rese}nt{es}

And after the determynac{i}on of thestate or interest of the saide Barnerde Dewhurste and Edwarde Hubberte lymyted and appoynted by thies p{rese}nt{es} That he the saide Erle of Oxenforde & his heires and eu{er}y other p{er}son & p{er}sons w{hi}ch shalbe seased of the premysses or of any p{ar}te thereof Except the hono{ur} Castell & manno{ur}s of Heddingham & Erles Colne & other the mano{ur}s, land{es}, ten{amen}t{es}, and hereditament{es}, exp{re}ssed or menc{i}oned in the last coven{au}nt of thies p{rese}nt{es} & except the manno{ur}s, land{es}, ten{amen}t{es}, & hereditament{es}, whereof the reuerc{i}on or remaynder nowe is in o{ur} saide sou{er}aigne Lady the Quenes maiestie) shall and will stande and be seased of all & singuler the mano{ur}s, land{es}, ten{amen}t{es}, & hereditament{es}, of the saide nowe Erle of Oxenforde & of all other the p{re}mysses (except before exceptid) to thuse of the saide nowe Erle of Oxonforde & of theires males of his boddye laufullye begotten

And for defaulte of heires males of the boddy of the saide nowe Erle of Oxonforde to thuse of theires males of the boddie of the saide nowe Erle vntill eu{er}y of the heires and daughters females of the saide nowe Erle of Oxonforde shall or maye w{i}th the yerelie rent{es} & reuenues of the premisses to them lymyted, be satisfied or paide The seu{er}all somes of Three Thowsande Pounds for eu{er}y suche heire female or daughter towerd{es} their p{re}ferment & advauncement in maryage & for defaulte of suche heires males & females of the boddy of the saide nowe Erle of Oxonforde, then to thuse and behof of the saide Lady Mary sister of the saide nowe Erle of Oxonforde vntill suche tyme as she shall or maye be paide or answered of the som{m}e of one thowsande Pound{es} of laufull money of Englande over and besid{es} the legacye to her gyven by her saide father And for defaulte of heires males of the boddie of the saide nowe Erle of Oxonforde

And after the saide somes of money shall or maye be levyed as is aforesaide by theires females or daughters of the saide nowe Erle of Oxonforde & by the saide Lady Mary as is before exp{re}ssed then to thonly vse of the saide Hughe Veer esquier sonne & heire apparaunt of the said Awbrey Veer esquires [sic] eldest vncle of the saide nowe Erle of Oxonforde for & duryng his naturall lyfe w{i}thout ympeachement of any man{er} of waste

And after the decease of the saide Hughe, Then for so muche of the p{re}mysses before lymyted to the saide Hughe, not excedynge the yerely value of foure hundreth Pound{es} of laufull money of Englande as the saide Hughe shall lymytt or appointe for the Ioynture of any his wife or wifes to thuse of suche wife & wifes for terme of their lyves for their Ioyntures and in recompence of their dowers & after the decease of suche wyfe & wyfes for suche of the p{re}mysses as shalbe so assigned as is aforesaide & shall not excede the yerely value aboue menc{i}oned

And for all the resydue of the premysses not assigned to thuse & behoof of the first sonne of the boddye of the saide Hughe Veer laufully to be begotten & of theires males of the boddye of the said firste sonne laufully to be begotten & for defaulte of suche heires to thuse of the seconde sonne of the said Hughe & of theires males of the boddie of the saide seconde sonne laufully to be begotten And for defaulte of suche heires males to thuse of the thirde sonne of the saide Hughe Veer And of theires males of the boddy of the saide thirde sonne laufully to be begotten And for defaulte of suche heires males to thvse of the ffoureth sonne of the saide Hughe Veer & of theires males of the boddie of the saide foureth sonne laufully to be begotten And for defaulte of suche heires males to thuse of the ffifte sonne of the saide Hughe Veer & of theires males of the boddye of the saide ffifte sonne laufully to be begotten And for defaulte of suche heires males to thuse of the sixte sonne of the saide Hughe Veer & of theires males of the boddye of the saide sixte sonne laufully to be begotten And for default of suche heires males to thuse of the seaventh sonne of the saide Hughe Veer & of theires males of the boddye of the saide seaventh sonne laufully to be begotten And for default of suche heires males to thuse of the Eight sonne of the said Hughe Veer & of theires males of the boddye of the saide Eight sonne laufully to be begotten And for default of suche heires males to thuse of the nynthe sonne of the saide Hughe Veer & of theires males of the boddye of the saide nynthe sonne laufully to be begotten And for defaulte of suche heires males to thuse of the tenthe sonne of the saide Hughe Veer & of theires males of the boddie of the saide tenthe sonne laufully to be begotten And for default of suche heires males to thuse of the heires males of the boddy of the saide Hughe Veer laufully to be begotten. And for default of suche heires males of the boddye of the said Hughe Veer laufully to be begotten, Then to thuse of the saide Iohn Veer esquier sonne and heire apparaunt of the saide Robert Veer esquier seconde vncle of the saide Erle & to theires males of his boddie laufully begotten And for defaulte of suche heires males then to thuse & behoof of Iohn Veer Esquier sonne and heire of the saide Geffrey Veer Esquier & for defaulte of suche heires then to thuse & behoof of ffraunc{es} Vere esquier seconde sonne of the saide Gefferey Vere & to theires males of the boddy of the said ffraunc{es} laufully begotten & for defaulte of suche heires males then to thuse & behoof of Robert Veer esquier thirde sonne of the said Gefferey Veer & of theires males of his boddie laufullie begotten & for defaulte of suche heires males of the boddy of the said Rob{er}t Veer sonne of the said Gefferey then to thuse & behoof of the said Horatious Veer esquier fourth sonne of the saide Gefferey & of theires males of his boddy laufullie begotten

And for defaulte of suche heires then & thencefo{ur}th to thuse of the saide Edwarde nowe Erle of Oxonforde & of his heires & assignes foreu{er}

Provided alwaies & it is further coven{au}nted graunted condiscended & agreed to & w{i}th the saide p{ar}ties to thies p{rese}nt{es} their heires executo{ur}s & assignes that it shalbe laufull to and for the saide nowe Erle of Oxenforde at any tyme during his lyfe by writing indented enrolled in any of the Quenes maiesties co{ur}tes of recorde, to alter, revoke, chaunge, or vtterlye vndoe determyn & extinguishe all & eu{er}y vse, vses, condic{i}ons lymytac{i}ons estates & intent{es} in thies p{rese}nt{es} before lymyted & esp{ec}ified (except the saide estates & vses lymyted for payment of all the saide debt{es} & legacies towching or concerning the aforesaid mano{ur}s, land{es}, ten{amen}t{es}, & hereditament{es}, or any p{ar}te or p{ar}cell thereof & to lymytte & appointe the same to suche p{er}son & p{er}sons of suche estate & estates as to the saide Erle of Oxenforde shalbe thought convenyent w{hi}ch shalbe enioyed after suche tyme as the saide debt{es} & legacies shall or maye be paide, & not before in any wise

And that after suche alterac{i}on chaunge lymytac{i}on determynac{i}on or extinguishement had made & don as is aforesaide the same mano{ur}s, land{es}, ten{amen}t{es}, & hereditament{es}, or any of them or any p{ar}te or p{ar}cell of the same whereof suche alterac{i}on change, determynac{i}on or extinguishment shalbe made or had as is aforesaide shalbe after suche tyme as the saide debt{es} & legaces shall or maye be paide to suche vse & vses & in such man{er} & forme as shalbe exp{re}ssed & declared in suche dede indentid & to none other vse nor in any other man{er} This Indenture or any vse vses lymytac{i}ons condic{i}ons estates or other thing <or> thing{es} in the same esp{ec}ified to the contrary notw{i}thstandyng

And further the saide Erle of Oxenford for him his heires executo{ur}s & assignes coven{au}nteth & graunteth to & w{i}th the saide Erle of Sussex Erle of Leicestre Thomas Cecill S{i}r Will{ia}m Cordell and Thomas Bromeley their heires executo{ur}s & assignes That he the saide Erle of Oxonforde before the ffeaste of Easter nexte ensuyng the date of thies p{rese}nts at the p{ro}per cost{es} & charg{es} of the same Erle of Oxonforde shall & will by fyne or fynes recouerye or recoueryes or otherwise laufully & sufficientlye assure vnto the saide Thomas Bromeley & Edwarde [for William] Cordell & their heires all the mano{ur} [for mano{ur}s], land{es}, ten{amen}t{es}, & hereditament{es}, w{i}th thapp{ur}tena{au}nces of the saide nowe Erle of Oxonforde knowne or called by the seu{er}all name or names of the honor, mano{ur}, Lordeshipp, or Castle of Heddingham ad Castru{m} & vplande heddingham Borowe Erles Colne Canfeilde al{ia}s Canfeilde magna Burnett{es} in Stansted Mountfitchett Vaws Coomeforde myll & certen out m{ar}shes in Wenington Rainham & Alveley in the countie of Essex the mano{ur} of Lavenh{a}m in the countie of Suff' the honor or mano{ur} of Whitchurche in the countie of Buck the mano{ur}s of Thorpe Mulso & Marsun Trusell in the countie of North{amp}t{on}, the mano{ur}s of Thornecome & Colbroke in the countie of Devon & tenne pound{es} of annuall rente yssuynge & goinge oute of certen land{es} & woods called Scales p{ar}ke in the countie of Heref' w{i}th assuraunce & convey{a}unce to be made of the premysses last before menc{i}oned or of any p{ar}te or p{ar}cell thereof by the saide nowe Erle of Oxenforde vnto the saide Thomas Bromeley & Edwarde Cordell & their heires shalbe to thuse of the saide Barn{er}de Dewhurste & Edwarde Hubbert their executo{ur}s & assignes vntill all the saide debt{es} & legacies shall or maye be levied & paide as is aforesaide & after to thuse & behoof of the saide nowe Erle of Oxonforde & theires males of his boddy laufully begotten & for defaulte of suche yssue then to all & eu{er}y the vses & intent{es} before in thies p{rese}nts lymyted & vnder suche condic{i}ons lymytac{i}ons & determynac{i}ons as are before in thies p{rese}nt{es} menc{i}oned & to noe other vses intent{es} or purposes

In witnes whereof the saide p{ar}ties to thies p{rese}nte Indentures haue Interchaungeablye putt their Seall{es} Yeoven [=Given] the daye and yere first aboue written.

SEALS [DOCUMENT NOT FULLY SIGNED AND SEALED]

[Schedule of debts]

To the Quenes maiestie                  iijM iiijC lvijli      3457-00-00
To Robert Cannock                       xlli                     40-00-00
To Edwarde Howsden                      xli                      10-00-00
To (blank) Aldred                       xli                      10-00-00
To Iohn Peryn                           xxvijli                  27-00-00
To Arthure Harris Esquier               xxli                     20-00-00
To (blank) Bladwyn                      xli                      10-00-00
To Thomas Pecock                        xli                      10-00-00
To Iohn Goslinge in the
     right of his wife                  iiijli                    4-00-00
To Thomas Tyler                         xjli                     11-00-00
To Will{ia}m Storer                     Lli                      50-00-00
To Hugh Hill{es}                        xiiijli                  14-00-00
To Derick Vancleave                     xli ijs                  10-02-00
To Will{ia}m Hinxman                    iiijli                    4-00-00
To Robert Grenewoodde                   xvjli vijs               16-07-00
To Will{ia}m Rowe                       iiijC xlixli xijs xjd   449-12-11
To (blank) Lowen                        iijC xlviijli iiijs vjd 348-04-06
To Piero Paylies                        Lviijli viijs            58-08-00
To Henrick Bitmaker                     xjli                     11-00-00
To (blank) Hudleston esquier            xijli                    12-00-00
To Thomas Cocke                         xxxvjli                  36-00-00
To Thomas Thornes                       xxxiijli iiijs           33-04-00
To Richard Bowser                       CCxlli                  240-00-00
To Thomas Nogey                         xxiiijli ijs viijd       24-02-08
To Cornelius Godfrey                    iiijXXli xvijs           80-17-00
To (blank) Toy                          iijXXijli                62-00-00
To Thexecutours of Nicholas de le ffley xxvjli                   26-00-00
To Edwarde Compton mercer               xxvli xvs vjd            25-15-06
To Margarett Dane Widowe                Cixli xvs               109-15-00
To Barnabye Harrolde                    vjli                      6-00-00
To Iohn (blank) a baker                 vjli                      6-00-00
To Edmonde Moore                        iijli vjs viijd           3-06-08
To Ellis Iohnes                         vijli xvs                 7-15-00
To (blank) Martyn Goldsmyth             xlli                     40-00-00
To Roger ffarthinge                     xvli                     15-00-00
To Anthonye (blank)                     xxxixli                  39-00-00
To (blank) vpholster                    xiijli                   13-00-00
To (blank) Smith Imbroderer             xixli                    19-00-00
To Iasper (blank) and to (blank)        xiijli vjs               13-06-00
To (blank) Mabbe                        iiijXXxvli vjs viijd     95-06-08
To (blank) (blank) Iueler               Cxli xiijs vjd          110-13-06
To (blank) Mornynge                     iiijXXxijli xs           92-10-00
To Robert Payne                         viijli xviijs             8-18-00
To (blank) Arnolde                      vjli                      6-00-00
To Will{ia}m Bruster                    xvjli                    16-00-00
To (blank) Stutfeilde                   xijli                    12-00-00
To Iohn Orpyn ffarrio{ur}               xli                      10-00-00
To Martyn Dorehouse                     vli xvs                   5-15-00
To Thomas Pecock                        xxjli xiijs xd           21-13-10
To Robert Braybroke                     xxxijs ijd                1-12-02
To certen Carters of Hedingham for stuff car{rying}    xls        2-00-00
To George Mannynge                      iijli xvijs               3-17-00
To (blank) fenner                       xxiijs xd                 1-03-10
To Iohn Larde                           xiiijs xd                 0-14-10
To Edward Moyse                         xiijs viijd               0-13-08
To the widowe Charles                   xxxjs vjd                 1-11-06
To Arnolde Stope                        xxjs                      1-01-00
To Robert Rogers                        xiijs iiijd               0-13-04
To Will{ia}m Stratton                   iiijs viijd               0-04-08
To Thomas Aldust                        vli xiijs ixd             5-13-09
To Henry Myche                          xls                       2-00-00
To (blank) Clerk                        xiijs vjd                 0-13-06
To (blank) Hanwick{es}                  xli xvs viijd            10-15-08
To (blank) Dabbes Armorer               iijli iiijs               3-04-00
To (blank) Hasenett Baker               vli                       5-00-00
To Andrin Blomvile                      iijli vjs viijd           3-06-08
To Thomas Morrant Iohn Wakering
          and Iohn Browne               vjli xs vjd ob            6-10-06-1/2
To (blank) Burges                       vjli xijd                 6-01-00
To Robert Cooke                         xxiijs iiijd              1-03-04
To (blank) Charnock                     xxli                     20-00-00
To Henry Smyth                          xxxijs                    1-12-00
To Richard Iefferies                    xxxvijs                   1-17-00
To Thomas fflaskett hab{er}dassher      CiijXXiiijli xvs        164-15-00
To Thomas Waye                          xxxvli vjs viijd         35-06-08
To Thomas Batt{es}                      Cxxxvijli vjs           137-06-00
To Richard Holmeade                     Cli xvs viijd           100-15-08
To (blank) Blunt                        xxli                     20-00-00
To Humfrey Stevens                      xijli iiijs iiijd        12-04-04
To Humfrey White                        iijXXxviijli xjs         78-11-00
To Will{ia}m Storer aforesaide          xxvjli                   26-00-00
To Launcelott Burton                    CCLli iijs xjd          250-03-11
To (blank) Webbe Draper                 Liiijli                  54-00-00
To Henry Campion                        Liiijli iijs             54-03-00
To Christofer Wilton                    CiiijXXli               180-00-00
To Thomas Newton Imbroderer             iijXXiijli xijs          63-12-00
To Iohn Marten Taylo{ur}                iijXXli                  60-00-00
To Rouland Wynter                       iijli                     3-00-00
To (blank) ffarraunt                    xxli                     20-00-00
To Iohn ffuller                         xli                      10-00-00
To (blank) Wigington                    viijli                    8-00-00
To Will{ia}m Lusard                     ixli viijs                9-08-00
To Robert Rodes                         viijli                    8-00-00
To (blank) Kympton Draper               vjli xijd                 6-01-00
To Will{ia}m Hubbert                    vjli xiijs iiijd          6-13-04
To (blank) Walker                       ixli vijs vjd             9-07-06
To Margarett Crathorne widowe           Lijs                      2-12-00
To Richard Bowser                       xxijli ijs               22-02-00
To Thomas Skynner mercer                CCCxxxvijli             337-00-00
To him more                             CCCiiijXXjli xijs xjd   381-12-11
To Mr Skynner more                      CCli                    200-00-00 
To Richard Kyes gent                    xli                      10-00-00
To Robert Rosse by warr{ant}            Lli                      50-00-00
To (blank) Weber for lace deliuered to
     Will{ia}m Rosewell Taylo{ur}
     for my L{ords} vse                 iiijXXxixli ixs ixd      99-09-09
To (blank) ffenney and the watermen     iiijli ixs iiijd          4-09-04
To Edward Clere for his annuytie of
     xxli a yere due                    Lli                      50-00-00
To the Lady Golding                     Cvjli vs                106-05-00
To (blank) Charnock more                Lxli vs viijd            60-05-08
To Anne Archpole Executrixe of Nich{ol}as
     Archepole S{ur}geon                vjli xs                   6-10-00
To (blank) Batt{es} afforesaid more     xijli ixs vd             12-09-05
To (blank) fflaskett aforesaid more     xlli                     40-00-00
To Will{ia}m Rosewell Taylo{ur} or to his assignes     Ljli      51-00-00
To (blank) ffowle                       xli                      10-00-00
To (blank) Veer                         xli                      10-00-00
To (blank) Baker                        xli                      10-00-00
To my Lady marye arrerages of her fee   Lxxli                    70-00-00
To Mr Hayes Receyvo{ur} of Essex for Tenthes
     due at Michaelmas last             Lxvjli                   66-00-00
To Mr Hugh Veer his ffee behinde due    xxli                     20-00-00
To Nicholas Bleake                      Liiijli vjs ijd          54-06-02
To Iohn more                            xli viijs                10-08-00
To (blank) yardeley Shomaker            xxxli                    30-00-00
To Thomas Crane w{i}th xxvli vjs ixd for the
     (blank) in full allowaunce of his
     whole accompt                      xlli                     40-00-00
To (blank) Baker                        xvjli xvs                16-15-00
To the Executours of Knightley          xviijli xvs              18-15-00
To Edward Worseley                      xlli                     40-00-00
To George Goldinge gent' for his
     charges & paynes in attendaunce
     about my Lordes s{er}uice and
     busines heretofore at sondry tymes xlli                     40-00-00
To Richard Kelton                       Lvijli xjs iiijd         57-11-04
To Iohn Newsame Taylo{ur}               viijli ixs                8-09-00
To Holmeade Taylo{ur}                   vli                       5-00-00
To (blank) Shoemaker                    vli                       5-00-00

And also for that there maye be othe [for other] debt{es} and duties that the said Erle doth owe and not named or menc{i}oned in this scedule Therefore the saide Erle hath appoynted the right honorable S{i}r Will{ia}m Cecill of the most honorable order of the garter knight Baron of Burghley and L{ord} High Treasourer of England or suche other p{er}son or p{er}sons as the said L{ord} Burghley shall appoint to examyne the same and all and somuche thereof as by his or theire discresc{i}on shalbe thought due shalbe paide in maner and fourme as the debt{es} in this scedule menc{i}oned are appoynted to be paide /

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Transcriber's summary

Total debts excluding debt to the Queen = £5639-10-08-1/2

Total debt to the Queen = £3457-00-00

Total debts including debt to the Queen = £9096-10-08-1/2

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