Snitterfield deeds: Phillips of Welcombe
An Abstract of the Act of Parliament for the Inclosure of lands in the Parish of Snitterfield insofar as the same Act related to Title. Reciting that the Earl of Coventry was Lord of the Manor and that he and William Bradford, gentleman were owners by moieties as Tenants in Common, of the Rectory Impropriate of the said Parish and entitled to all the Great or impropriate tithes, and reciting that the Bishop of Worcester was entitled to the advowson and right of Patronage of the Parish Church and that Richard Jago clerk was Vicar of Snitterfield and as such was seised of divers glebe lands and intitled to all Vicarial or Small tithes or else a modus or composition in lieu thereof. And reciting that the said Earl, Charles Colmore, Richard Jago in right of his glebe lands, Hy. Smith and others were owners of all the Common Fields it was enacted (inter alia) that Commissioners should allot to the said Earl and William Bradford plots of land from the Common Fields in lieu and compensation for the impropriate or Great tithes and being not less than 1/8th or less than 1/7th of the whole lands to be inclosed and it was further enacted that the Commissioners should allot lands from the Common Fields to Richard Jago in lieu of Small tithes, and the Commissioners should allot to Richard Jago from the Common Fields belonging to owners of any messuages, gardens, orchards or ancient inclosures in the Parish liable to payment of Tythes, having lands in the said Common Fields in lieu of and in discharge of all tithe payable from such messuages, gardens, orchards and ancient inclosures. And it was further enacted that the Commissioners with the consent of the Proprietors of any ancient inclosures, not having lands in the said Common Fields and of the said Earl and Will Bradford or the Vicar of Snitterfield for and in respect of their different interests therein to allot land parcel of the said ancient inclosures or any sum of money by way of annual rent charge thereout in lieu of and in full compensation for all tithes payable to the said Earl, William Bradford or to the Vicar arising out of such ancient inclosures, and thereafter such ancient inclosures should be freed from all tithes etc.