Snitterfield deeds: Phillips of Welcombe
Probate of the Will of Thomas Lord Coventry, dated 24th March 1699 whereby he devised and bequeathed a certain legacy and an annuity of three score pounds to George Coventry of Redmarly Debitot, Worcestershire for his life issuing out of his Manor of Woolston, Gloucestershire, also an annuity of £200 charged upon such lands etc. in Snitterfield and Bearley whereof he was seised in fee and which were not in jointure to Lady Ann Deerhurst, to his wife Elizabeth, and after the expiration of 30 years or her death to his son Gilbert Coventry for life, and he devised to his wife for life certain hereditaments in Cockbury, Prescott, Winchcomb, Sudeley, Coates and Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire, also in Great and Little Milton, Oxfordshire, Tiddington alias Tuddington and Albury, Oxfordshire and after her death to Sir John Packington of Westwood, Warwickshire baronet and Charles Dowdeswell of Forthampton Court, Gloucesteshire, esquire and their heirs to certain uses more particularly therein described and he devised to the said last mentioned persons his Manor of Woolston, Gloucestershire with appurtenances in Gotherington and Dixton (charged with legacies as above mentioned) and his Manors, hereditaments etc. of Snitterfield and Bearley (so charged as aforesaid) and the reversion after the Testator's son Thomas Lord Deerhurst and Dame Ann his wife. As to the said Manors of Snitterfield and Bearley to the use of the first son of the Testator's body begotten upon the body of his then wife in tail male, remainder to such other sons successively in tail male, similar remainders to Gilbert Coventry (Testator's son), Francis Coventry (Testator's uncle) of Mortlake, Surrey, William, Thomas and Henry Coventry (sons of the Testator's cousin Walter Coventry, late of London merchant deceased) successively. Remainder to right heirs of Testator. And the Testator also devised to the said Sir John Packington and Charles Dowdeswell the Manors of Edgeware and Boyes, Middlesex together with the advowson, Griffe and Coton alias Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire the reversions of the Manor of Woolvey with a moiety of the advowson, also of lands called Copston Fields, Warwickshire and of lands in Smockington, Warwickshire upon similar trusts. Will proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 27th July 1699. Probate signed by Tho. Pelham Deputy Registrar.