[ Charles Croke, Gresham Professor of Rhetoric. ] Autograph Signature ('Ch: Croke:') and seal to receipt of one thousand pounds from his brother, against Cannon Court Farm, Chilton, Bucks. Witnessed by John Weekes and signed by Nathaniel Hoban.

Charles Croke (d.1657), clergyman and third Gresham Professor of Rhetoric, schoolmaster and cleric, son of Sir John Croke (1553-1620), Speaker of the House of Commons [ Court of Chancery, London ]
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[ Court of Chancery, London. ] 10 January 1643.
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1p., 8vo. In fair condition, on an aged and worn bifolium. The document, in a Chancery hand, has been written out by the witness John Weekes. It reads: 'Received the Tenth day of January Anno dni 1643. of my brother John Croke the Sume of one thousand pounds of lawfull money of England wch. sume of one thousand pounds was given me by my ffather Sr. John Croke late of Chilton in the Contie of Bucks Knight, and for the true paymt. of the said Sume, Cannon Court ffarme in Chilton aforesaid was ingaiged, Now I doe by these presents acknowledge the receipt of the said one thousand pounds and doe thereof acquitt, release and discharge my said brother of the same And doe alsoe, release all interest, claime and right I or my heirs may have or ought to have to the said ffarme In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and year first above written.' In another hand at foot: 'Acknowledged before mee the 15th of May 1656 | Na Hoban'. And to the left of this, in gothic script: 'Inrolled in Chancery the nine day of June in the yeare of our Lord. 1656: | By Thomas '.