Baddesley Clinton, Kingswood, Rowington, Packwood, Knowle and Lapworth
Settlement made between Edward Ferrers of Baddesly Clynton esq. and Henry Ferrers esq. son and heir of the said Edward of the first part and Edward Willughby of Cossall [Cossal] co. Nottingham esq. and Henry Willughby of the Inner Temple, London esq. of the second part upon the marriage of the said Henry Ferrers to Bridget, one of the daughters of the said Edward Willughby, whereby the said Edward and Henry Ferrers upon receipt of £1,500 agreed to stand seised of their manors of Baddesley Clynton and Kingswood, i.e. in Baddesley Clynton lands called the Orchard, Okeyard and garden, the Barne field, the Church field, Parke field, Moote field, Lynt field, Lodge field, Fower fields, Mill fields adjoining the Walleis, the Great Walleis, the Milking yard, the Mill meadow, the Deere meadow, the Parke meadow, the Black meadow, the Mill house, Mill pools and moat, the meadow adjoining Roxall pool head in the occupation of John Shackspere, the close lying on the side of Roxall pool in the occupation of William Greene, the close adjoining Roxall pool tail in the tenure of Peter Shackspeere, the close called Great Heathy field on Baddesly Hill or Common, an acre of meadow in Carters meadow, the last two items lately purchased by the said Edward Ferrers from John Wherritt in the tenure of Edward Edkins, a cottage meadow and garden in the tenure of Henry Boulton, a cottage, garden and a piece of common land in the tenure of Edward Sydes, together with lands leased and in the tenure of Richard Burtonwood, Richard Woodhams, William Knight, Humphrey Woofe, William Avery, John Keck and a tenement in the joint tenure of Susan Short widow, Thomas Windmill her brother, Joshua Miles and Humphrey Woofe, as well as the rents from freehold property amounting annually to 3s. plus the profits of the courts leet and view of frankpledge, to be held to the use of the said Edward Ferrers for life, then to the said Henry Ferrers for life and then to the lawful male issue of the said Henry up to the tenth son in turn. The residue of lands in Baddesley Clynton i.e. Great Gilberts, Gilberts Milne, Milne fields, Little Gilberts, Gilberts meadow, Gilberts coppice, Great Chettwinns, Great Greene field, Birchee field, the three Long fields, Great Newlands, Arbor field, Little Mayers, Great Mayers, Little Black field, Walleis meadow, Greate meadow, one coppice called Haywood containing 230 acres, another coppice called Birchee grove containing 11 acres, Clay Pitts grove containing 6 acres, Round grove containing 9 acres and Rowington coppice containing 6 acres. The lordship of Kingswood formerly part of the lands of Sir Thomas Cockaine knight, deceased, and Edward Cockaine, deceased, his son and heir, together with all lands rights and appurtenances. Also the messuage late in the tenure of Thomas Harper clerk or Thomas Petty the elder or George Smyth, formerly belonging to Edward Collett together with lands in the parishes of Kingswood, Packwood, Knowle, Rowington, Baddesley Clynton and Lapworth. These lands, excepting the lands recited reserved to the said Edward Ferrers for life, and also excepting a messuage and four closes of land in Baddesley Clynton and Rowington lately purchased by the said Edward Ferrers from Richard Hodgkinns the elder in the tenure of Richard Hodgkinns the younger, to be held to the said Henry Ferrers for life, then to the said Bridget for life and then to the lawful male issue of the said Henry and Bridget up to the tenth son in turn, or by default to the rightful heirs of the said Henry. The said parties agreed that if the said Bridget died in childbirth or within six months and no child survived that the said Edward and Henry Ferrers would repay £500 to the said Edward and Henry Willughby, also if there were no lawful male issue of the said Henry and Bridget, £2,000 from the said lands was to be provided for the marriage portion of the only daughter of the said Henry and Bridget, or if there was more than one daughter each was to have £1,000 upon marriage or upon reaching the age of 21 years, younger sons of the said marriage were to receive £30 annually from the said estate. Provision was also made that if the said Bridget survived the said Edward and Henry Ferrers, she was to hold the whole estate until the eldest son of the said Henry and Bridget reached the age of 21 years, and then if she remained unmarried, to hold the moiety of the estate then settled upon the said Edward Ferrers for life. See DR3/622. 14 September 1639. Signed: Edw: Ferrers, Hen: Ferrers. Two tags for seals. Witnesses endorsed: Charles Cavendish; Tho: Harper; Robert Wyllughby; Roger ?Nix'; Henry Hayward; Jo: Harries. Endorsed: [?In the hand of Henry Willoughby] 14 Sept XV Car' 1639 A deed of settlement to uses inter Ed. Ferrers Ar' Henry Ferrers Ar' Edr. Willoughby Ar' Henry Willoughby Ar'