whereby Henry
lord de Gray (dominus de Gray) released to John Broke and Joan his wife,
and the lieirs of them issuing, a messuage and a bovate of land with the
appurtenances in Codnor, which the said John and Joan lately had of the
gift of Henry lord de Gray his father. And if it should happen that John
and Joan should die without heirs between them lawfully begotten, then
the messuage and bovate should remain to the lord de Giay and his heirs.
Witnessed by — ‘* Ricardo Malore Constabulario de Castello de Codnore,
Julianiie Fouglare rectorc de Ilenore, Willielmo Lace de cadem, et aliis
inultis.” Appended by a parchment label is a circular seal of red wax,
about an inch in diameter, bordered by a twisted rush protecting the wax ;
the device is a chajilet of leaves, with tasselhd cords at the extremities
untied and passing through a ducal coronet. Witiiin the circle formed by
the chaplet are two little branches pointing downwards. In the list of
badges, t. Edw. IV., given by Mr. Planche from a MS. in the Heralds’
College, occurs that of ” Lord Grey de Codnor, — a tress passant through a
crown of gold ; within the compass of the tress a grey (or badger) silver.”
Pursuivant of Arms, p. 184.