Snitterfield deeds: Phillips of Welcombe
Indenture between Richard Whitle of Bradley, Worcestershire and Ann his wife, Michael Jones of Alcester, saddler and Mary his wife, Thomas Hare the elder of Alveston, husbandman and Thomas Hare the younger, his son and heir apparent by Ann Hare his then late deceased wife, sister of the said Richard Whitle and William Cooke of the Parish of Snitterfield, gentleman of the one part and the Right Honourable Thomas, Lord Coventry, Baron Coventry of Alesborough of the other part. Reciting that Thomas Lord Coventry was seised in fee of two parts in four parts to be divided of the Rectory Impropriate of Snitterfield of which the chancel of the Parish Church was parcel and that Richard Whitle and Ann his wife, Michael Jones and Mary his wife, Thomas Hare the elder and Thomas Hare his son were seised in fee of a 4th part of the said Rectory Impropriate and chancel, and that William Cook was likewise seised in fee of a portion of praedial tithes yearly arising out of his farm lands in Snitterfield and might claim some right of a rent in the said chancel. It was witnessed that the persons of the first part in consideration of a covenant by Lord Coventry with them that he and his heirs would at all times thereafter discharge the whole expense that might be laid upon the said 4th part of the chancel for repairs of the same and to acquit them of all charges arising from the same and in consideration of £10 to them paid by him, granted to the said Thomas Lord Coventry and that there 4th part of the said chancel of the Parish Church of Snitterfield (the tithes and dues parcel of the said 4th part of the said Impropriate Rectory to the said persons of the first part and their respective heirs according to the respective estates and interest therein, and the portion of praedial tithes yearly arising out of the estate of the said William Cook in Snitterfield aforesaid to him his heirs and assigns always excepted). Signed: William Cooke, the marks of Richard and Ann Whitle, Michael Jones, the mark of Mary Jones, Thomas Hare and the mark of Thomas Hare the younger. Seals of red wax enclosed in paper, no impression. Witnesses: George Harris, Samuel Dunkley, Edw. Cookes, Timothy White, Ja. Manninge, Tho. Rawlins, John Walker and Edmd. Rawlins.