1397 - Richard Legh of Lee near Wentworth
|Topic||Richard Legh of Legh near Wath|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-07-17. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.
Sciant &c ego Ricardus Legh nuper de Legh juxta Whathe dedi Johanni Strett de Allarthwaite unam clausurum vocatam foxcroft jacentem in villatu de Holand inter clausuram Jobannis Allerthwaite ex parte occidentali et communem pasturam ex parte boreali et venellam ducentem usque Allerthwaite hall ex parte australi, et clausuram Johannis Skyres de Allerthwaite Hall ex parte orientali sicut metæ et devisæ docent. Hiis testibus: Johanne de Swynton, Willelmo Steide de Wyntworth, Roberto Hawselyn de Harley et aliis. Whathe, 1 January 1397.
Know ye &c. that I Richard Legh recently of Legh near Whathe gave Johan Strett of Allarthwaite a close called foxcroft, lying in the township of Holand between Johan Allerthwaite's close to the west and the common pasture to the north and a lane leading to Allerthwaite hall to the south, and the close of Johan Skyres of Allerthwaite Hall to the east as measurements and plans show. These being witnesses: Johan de Swynton, William Steide de Wyntworth, Robert Hawdelyn of Harley and others.
The printed source gives the date in English only.
Since Lee is closer to Wentworth than to Wath, I have included Wentworth instead of Wath in the page title.
- Not included in Sussex, Lucy, compil. 'References to Robin Hood up to 1600', in: Knight, Stephen. Robin Hood: A Complete Study of the English Outlaw (Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell, 1994), pp. 262-88.
- Jackson, Charles, ed. 'Abstracts of Old Deeds', Yorkshire Archæological and Topographical Journal, vol. VI, part XXI (1880), pp. 58-72, see p. 66.