Court of Requests (PRO REQ2/105/12 Edw Sibthorpe of Braintree v: Xoph Sibthorpe Math Everard and wife Roger Harlakenden etc 1591-2)

17.1.34Eliz1 (Monday 17 January 1592)

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answers of illegible text (torn starts at eighth) eighth says that he had a communication between Stammer and Xoph Sibthorpe that forasmuch as Xoph had no ability nor time nor skill being a student of the Temple to look after the said ground and occupy it himself therefore they agreed that Stammer should look to it and occupy the same and defray all charges both the rent and other charges which Stammer should be allowed back upon his account and for this his labour and disbursing of money he Stammer should have 20marks or 20nobles by the year tenth says that the first year which was the same year that Stammer was bailiff he cannot depose the just value of the profits of the ground of his own knowledge but as he has heard divers workmen that wrought in the ground say that there did arise 15cwt of hops of an acre throughout the garden as they esteemed twelfth says that Stammer told him that he was out of purse or had given security to Xoph Sibthorpe for the sum of 40li and could not well tell how to be sure thereof again and therefore thought his best course to suffer the ground to fall into the landlord's hands Mildmay Turner Bird and Pake