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Deed (indented) by which Robert Hobson of Congleton, tanner, in performance of a certain agreement made between him the said Robert of the one part and a certain Ralph Wagge of Congleton, caryer, of the other part wherein it is declared that for a certain consideration the said Robert has sold to the said Ralph, his heirs and assigns, all those two separate closes or pastures lying in the lordship or territory of Congleton commonly called by the separate names of les overholtes and les lower holtes and now or late in the tenure of John Hobson senior, alderman of Congleton, which said closes were formerly by inheritance Sir Edward Fittonís, kt, deceased and afterwards by inheritance William Stubbes' gentleman, and lately by inheritance Richard Tomlynís gentleman, and now or late by inheritance the said Robert Hobsons' and are included within these metes, bounds. and divisions following, namely by the land of William Moreton and John Newton on the north, by the land of Francis Holte called Fletchers holtes on the east, and the lane called the west lane leading from Congleton towards Astburye on the west, and the land belonging to the mayor and commonalty of Congleton in the tenure of William Blackshawe and the waste and commons in Congleton near le Marshe on the south; to have and to hold the said lands forever, and likewise the said Robert Hobson appoints John Hobson junior and William Drakeford junior his attorneys to give possession and seisin of the said two closes to the said Ralph Wagge.

Dated 5 August, 8 James I, 1610.