Clopton Charters ER 3/323 15 May 1647
Mortgage by Thomas Smyth of Preston-upon-Stower, yeoman, to William Cowper of Ladbrooke, blacksmith, of all his messuages, lands, etc. in Preston for 41 years to secure the payment of £162 on 16 May 1648.
Dated 15 May 23 Charles I.
Endorsed as shown to W. Cowper at his examination 17 September 1656, 14 January 1658/9, 13 April 1659.
Witnesses: Thomas Roberts, John Rounde, Robert Harvy, Arnold Stone.