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term of years specified in the said first indenture.

So seized, the said Richard Codrington and George Thorpe with the
said Arnold Oldisivorth, by indenture dated 10th March, 9 James I
[1612] granted the said messuage, etc., to the said William Harding
senior : to hold immediately after the said term of 40 years, for all the
residue of the term of 60 years. The reversion of all the said premises
after the expiration of the said grants to descend to Henry Berkeley,
knight, Lord Berkeley, Robert Viscount Lisley and William Sidney,
esq., son and heir apparent of the said Viscount, who by virtue thereof,
by indenture dated 27th November, 7 James I [1609] by fine and
recovery granted the said premises to William Button, esq., and John
Smithe of North Nibley, gent., and to their heirs for ever.

The said Henry Lord Berkeley and the said William Duttou and
John Smythe by indenture dated 20th July, 9 James I [161 1] granted to
the said Arnold Oldisivorth and his heirs the reversion of the said
premises : to hold to him and his heirs for ever.

By indenture dated 15th March, 9 James I [1612] the said Arnold



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sold the said reversion to William Harding, junior, named in the writ,
2nd son of the said William Harding, senior : to hold to him and his
heirs for ever.

So seized, the said William made his will 6th January, 10 Charles
I [1635], and thereby bequeathed all the said premises to William
Purnell of Dursley, senior, clothier, and his heirs for ever.

All the said premises are held of the King in chief by knight's
service, but by what part of a knight's fee is not known : they are worth
per annum, clear, £3.

William Harding died 7th January last past; William Harding is
his kinsman and next heir, and was then aged 21 years and more.

Misc. Chan., Inq. p. ///., 11 Charles I, part 22, No. 54.



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nCJUlSltlOll taken at the Boothall in Gloucester, 1st October, 4
Charles I [162S] , before Richard Guy, esq., escheator, by virtue
of his Office, after the death of Maurice Hardingc, by the oath of Henry
Nicolson, John Berry, Richard Kinge, William Pullin, Giles Gibbes,
William Frampton, Thomas Pullin, William Hobbes, William Linke,
Arthur Harvest, Thomas Payne, Richard Wells, William Nelmes,
William Byby and William Goodcheapc, who say that

Maurice Hardingc was seised of 1 messuage, 1 orchard, 7 acres of
meadow, 4 pastures, one whereof is called Culverhey, another Tethgers,
another the Home and the 4th the Grove, and 2 virgates of land in
Cowley ; 4 acres of arable land there called Elkins landes ; and 1 close
of pasture and arable land, in 3 parts divided, lying under the " worthie,"
called Borden yate, situate in the parish of Barkley.

All the said premises, except the said 4 acres of land called Elkins
lands, are held of George Lord Barkley as of his lordship or castle of
Barkley in free socage, to wit, by the service of 225. to be paid yearly,
and are worth per annum, clear, 405. The said 4 acres of land called
Elkins lands are held of the heirs of . . . Elkins by the service of 1 red rose
to be paid yearly at Midsummer if demanded ; and are worth per annum,
clear, 45. The premises called Borden yate are held of the King as of
his manor of East Greenwich in free and common socage and not in
chief, and are worth per annum, clear, 35. 4


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