Snitterfield deeds: Phillips of Welcombe
Abstract of an Indenture between the Right Honourable Thomas, Lord Coventry, Baron Coventry of Atlesborough of the 1st part, the Most Noble Lord Henry, Duke of Beaufort, Marquis and Earl of Worcester, Baron Herbert of Chepstow, Raglan and Gower and Knight of the Garter, and the Most Honourable Charles, Marquis of Worcester, eldest son and heir apparent of the said Henry, Duke of Beaufort of the 2nd part and the Honourable Thomas Coventry, esquire, eldest son and heir apparent to the said Thomas, Lord Coventry and the Right Honourable Lady Anne Coventry, wife of the said Thomas Coventry of the 3rd part whereby the said Thomas Lord Coventry conveyed to Henry Duke of Beaufort and Charles Marquis of Worcester in consideration for the Manor of Postlipp and appurtenances conveyed by Thomas Coventry and Anne his wife to Thomas, Lord Coventry and his heirs and that the said Thomas Coventry and Henry, Duke of Beaufort had covenanted that Lady Ann Coventry should perform all necessary acts to complete the conveyance upon attaining 21 years. All that capital messuage at Snitterfield with appurtenances, also the messuage etc. with orchards, garden, lands etc. called the Heath Farm then in the tenure of Humfry Westly and all tithes etc. in Snitterfield, also a meadow called Broad Meadow containing 20 acres, also two closes called Upper and Lower Turvilles, the New Leasow divided into 8 parts, except that part in the occupation of Ed. Cookes, gentleman, also two coppices called Bereley Groves containing 6 score wood acres, all of which last mentioned premises were in the occupation of Thomas, Lord Coventry, also a messuage called Thomas Meade's house in the middle of the town of Snitterfield with appurtenances then in the tenure of Edward Nicholls, also a messuage and 3/4 yard land theretofore in the occupation of Thos. Herbage then in the occupation of Edward Hill, also a messuage and 1/2 yard land theretofore in the occupation of Eleanor Baylis widow and then of John Hantkerine, also another such messuage etc. in the occupation of Marjry Pittway widow, also a messuage with appurtenances situate in a place called Brook Green and one yard land in the tenure of Hy. Toms, also another messuage and 3/4 yard land theretofore in the occupation of Francis Browne senior and then of Ed. Bromley, also a messuage with appurtenances in the occupation of Francis Browne junior, also a cottage with 1/4 yard land in the occupation of Thomas Ray. Except Snitterfield Park and appurtenances of the capital messuage for a term of 99 years upon trust to permit Thomas Coventry to enjoy the rents and profits during his life and thereafter for the said Lady Anne during widowhood and upon trust if she should marry then to permit such person as she should marry to enjoy the rents and profits until the said Thomas Lord Coventry his heirs etc. should pay to the said Henry Duke of Beaufort and Charles Marquis Worcester and their heirs etc. £3000 with a proviso that after such payment of £3000 the said term of 99 years should cease and determine.