Snitterfield deeds: Phillips of Welcombe
Copy Indenture between Sir Stephen Hales of Snitterfield, Knight of the Honourable Order of the Bath of one part and Daniel Dunn of Kings Norton, Worcs., esquire of the other part, whereby Sir Stephen Hales covenanted with and granted to Daniel Dunn and his heirs for ever that he Sir Stephen Hales would at all times thereafter stand seised of the Manors of Snitterfield, Bearley, Comins and Luscombe with appurtenances with all the estate of Sir Stephen Hales therein whatsoever together with hereditaments in Canterbury, to the use of Dame Elizabeth Hales and her heirs for ever, upon trust nevertheless after his death to pay the following legacies :- £5 to each of the following to buy each of them a ring, John Stanton of Longbridge, gentleman (uncle of Sir Stephen Hales), Abigail Booth Anne Holbeck, widows (aunts of the said Sir Stephen Hales and sisters of John Stanton), Abigail Hales (sister of Sir Stephen Hales and wife of James Hales of Foleshill), Thomas Hales, esquire (son and heir of Sir John Hales late of London, knight), and Stephen Thomas Stanton (brothers of the said John Stanton), to Robert Mead of Snitterfield yeoman £50, and that lands should be purchased of the yearly value of £100 to be employed for the benefit of the poor of Snitterfield and to discharge all his debts owing at the time of his decease. Power given to the said Sir Stephen Hales to revoke, by deed or will, the estate so limited and the said Sir Stephen Hales thereby revoked all former Estates, uses and trusts etc.. Signed: Ste. Hales and Dan Dun. Witnesses; by F. Knottisford, Nath. Cookes, Thos. Aubry, and by the mark of Sir John Burrows. Memorandum that on 16th March 1668 at Warwick at the execution of a Commission issuing out of H.M. Chancery to them whose names were thereto subscribed, directed between Theo. Coventry esquire Complainant and dame Elizabeth Hales and others Defendants the writing containing a copy of an indenture was produced to the above witnesses before John Wagstaffe, John Lax, Edw. Owen and Nathaniel Cookes.