<County: Cheshire>
<Code: L0317d>
<MS reference: Chester, Cheshire Record Office DCH/C/139>
<Text: Award>


This endentur~ made the xxiiij day of decembr in the yere ˆ [of the regne] of kyng harry the sixt aftur the conquest the xxixo beres Wytnes that there as Hugh of stretton@ and Margere his Wyf
opon@ that oon partie and John Ketull and Merget his Wif on that other partie ben@ putte in the awarde Rondull of Brerton@ the Elder and John@ of dutton@ Of hatton@ of all
man~ acciones debates causes and quereles hade or mevet fro the begynnyng~ of the World into the day of the makyng~ of this endentur~ betwene the forsaid hugh and Margere and the said John@
and Merget ; Wereopon@ we the said Rondull and John@ of dutton@ haue taken@ opon@ Vs to make awarde betwene the parties beforesaid the chalenge of the said parties herd and the
vnswares therto be gode deliberacion@ vnderstonden@ . Fyrst we ordeyn@ deme and awarde the said parties to be full accordet and Full frendes of all man~ acconnes debebates <sic> causes and
quereles before-said . Also we ordeyn@ deme and awarde that the said hugh and Margere shall suffur the said John@ ketull and Merget his Wyf to haue and occupie the fourte parte
of all the londes and tenementes that were patrik of larketon@ in larketon@ Bykerton@ Egge and Macefen@ duryng~ the lyf of the said hugh and Margere that is For+to wete
the hall yordes the solers shepfeld the Mikel marletfeld and the litull Marletfeld and half the dene the longe croft in Egge
and hugynslonde of larketon in the Nerre
Bykerton@ ; Also we ordeyn@ deme and awarde that the said John@ Ketull and Merget his Wyf shall not interrupt susteyn@ ne le agaynes the Forsaid hugh and Margere
With no nother person@ ne persones in none of all the thre parties of the londes and tenementes that were the said patrik in the townes beforesaid ; also we ordeyn@ deme and
awarde the said John@ ketull and Merget his Wyf that thai shall not delyuer none of the Euydence that longes to the londes and tenementes before-said to no person@
ne persones that wolden@ any sute take agaynes the Forsaid hugh and Margere in any of the thre parties of the londe beforesaid lasse then thai shuld be rekeuered of hom
be lawe and then for+to delyuer ˆ [all] the said Euydence into the Chekker of Chestr~ and also we ordeyn@ deme and awarde the said parties for+to kepe and holde vp the
heyment and the closur~ ˆ [betwene hem] like as it as ben@ first made and dychet there as the diche is caste toward ˆ [hym] to kepe it abull and sufficiant ; And also we ordeyn@ deme and
awarde the said John@ ketull and Merget to haue and to hold soudell and soudell Cuntlake and Ruylesmore duryng~ le lif of the said hugh and Margere payinge
yerely therfore to the said hugh and Margere vj s~ viij d at the Festes of Missomer and Martymasse be euen@ porciones ; and if so be that the said rente of
vj s~ viij d be behynde in parte or in hole aftur any fest of Missomer and Martimasse beforesaid . A monyth that then the said hugh and Margere shall entur~ in
agayn@ in the Forsaid soudell and soudell Cuntlake and Ruylesmore withoute lettyng~ or stourbyng of the said John@ Ketull and Merget or ˆ [of] any other in hor name
Also we ordeyn@ deme and awarde the said John@ and Merget for to pay the fourte parte of the chef rente and of all other sutes and serues that longen@ to
the Forsaid londes and tenementes Jnto wyttnes of thes endentures we the said Rondull and John@ of dutton@ haue sette to oure seales ; Gyven@ the
day and yere beforesaid ;