Snitterfield deeds: Phillips of Welcombe
Indenture between Sir Bartholomew Hales of Snitterfield, knight of the 1st part, Sir George Griesley of Drakelowe, Derbyshire, knight of the 2nd part, and Stephen Hales of Newland in the County and City of Coventry, esquire and Charles Hales, son and heir apparent of the said Stephen and godson to the said Sir Bartholomew Hales of the 3rd part whereby Sir Bartholomew Hales in consideration of £1300 to him paid by Stephen Hales and another £500 covenanted by Stephen Hales to be paid to the Executors, administrators and assigns of the said Sir Bartholomew Hales within two years of the death of Sir Bartholomew Hales if he should die without issue for the better securing of the Jointure of Lady Katherine wife of Sir Bartholomew, and in consideration of the natural love and affection he bore to the said Stephen and Charles Hales, covenanted and granted to the said Sir George Griesley and Stephen Hales their heirs etc. that he the said Sir Bartholomew Hales would before the 10th May then next ensuing levy a Fine with Proclamation of the manors of Snitterfield, Commins and Bearley with their appurtenances and also all houses etc., tithes, easements etc. and hereditaments in the said Manor, and all that capital messuage or farm called Luscombe with appurtenances, which fine should be to the use of Sir Bartholomew Hales and his assigns for life and after his death, as for and concerning these lands called Comyns Fields, Comins Leys, a close called Paradies Hill, pasture called Hollow Meadow with appurtenances to the use of the first son of the body of Sir Bartholomew Hales and the heirs of the body of such son and in default to the second and other sons and the heirs of their bodies and in default to the use of the daughters of Sir Bartholomew Hales and their issue, and in default to the use of the said Stephen Hales and Charles Hales and their heirs. And as touching the residue of the said hereditaments immediately from and after the death of the said Sir Bartholomew Hales to the use of Lady Katherine his wife for her life for Jointure and thereafter to the use of the first son of the body of Sir Bartholomew Hales and the heirs of the body of such son and in default similar limitations to the second and other sons of Sir Bartholomew Hales and in default to the daughters of Sir Bartholomew Hales and the heirs of their bodies and in default to the use of Stephen Hales and Charles Hales, their heirs and assigns. Witnesses: Edw. Bentley, Edw. Gibbes, Sid. Davenport and Will. Holbech.