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Date: November 17, 1614 - September 1615
Repository: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Call number and opening: BRU15/13/26a, 27-29
[BRU 15/13/28 verso]
At Warwick Assises in Lent 1615 & 1616 my Lord Chief Justice willed him to sett his heart at rest he should neyther enclose nor lay downe any earrable nor plowe any
greenswar auncient greensward.
Wednesday in Easter weeke the Company aftir some speeches at the Colledge with Mr Sheryff caused their answere to be entred in the booke viz. they desired his goodwill but would euer withstand any enclosure.
10 Apr. 1616 at Welcombe
he Mr Highe Sheryff told my brother he was out of hope ever to enclose & sayd Mr Reynolds should have his Articles agayne as soone as he could fynd vpp the same.
[marginal note against this entry] J. Greene
remember the times of his proposiciones in wrytyng at the Hall &
his their Answere thereto.
4 Sept. 1616. Mr Henry Smyth told me That Mr Sheryff said he wold distreyne their Cattle & they should not have them replevyned vnles they sued a replevyn from London & by reason therof there did forbeare to putt in their Cattle.
5 Sept. 1616. Mr Hall told me of G Bonner sayeing what he would do to Lucas & that Mr Sheryff sayd Lucas could not be an honest man for he hadd noe religion in him.
About 8 Sept. Thomas Combe & Valentine Tant upon fightyeng at Bishopton?
The sheryffs lyeing in the dytches a fyeld to keep other men's sheep forth of Welcombe Meadowe.
19 februarii. 1616, his
meetyng commyng downe to Mr Bayly & vs & sayeing yt is true it is a wronge to dygg vpon the greensward but a Judge of Assise would gyve but small damages & that yf yt should not be layed downe all this styrre would not bee. Mr Chandler & alii We come for our Comon & that is this [? arrainged] by dyggyng on the g greensward, Combe to the dyggers Maysters goe on with your busynes I will beare you out thoughe yt cost me 500li:
He sayeth one accion & nee more for dyggynge, & on yeres punyshment for layeinge downe & noe more for ever.
[marginal note against this entry] Mr Baker