Snitterfield deeds: Phillips of Welcombe
Indenture between the Right Honourable George, Earl of Coventry, first son of the Right Honourable George William, Earl of Coventry deceased of one part and William Bentham of Gower Street, Bedford Square, Middlesex, esquire of the other part. Reciting DR38/108 being a Recovery suffered upon Lord Coventry's estate at Snitterfield, William Domville being Demandant, and reciting DR38/114-118 whereby Thomas Graham Trustee for the said Earl conveyed to William Bentham by way of mortgage the property referred to therein (being shortly all the estate right title of the said Earl to the Manor of Snitterfield and Bearley etc. with appurtenances, and all hereditaments of any kind belonging to him therein) except a tenement and garden and piece of meadow ground adjoining containing 1 acre, 3 roods and 6 perches, formerly called Widow Daddes, except also a close of pasture called Aston Meadow in the occupation of George Thomas Wright containing 8a-1r-15p, except also all manner of tithes payable to the said Earl out of any tenements in Snitterfield, Bearley etc., except also a coppice containing 42 acres in Bearley and a meadow in the same place in the occupation of William Horseman subject to a proviso for redemption upon payment of Mortgage sum of £30,000 and reciting that it was doubted whether at the time of suffering of the said Recovery the Legal Estate was vested in John Thompson of Newman Street in the Parish of St. Mary Le Bowe, Middlesex, esquire who after the suffering of the Recovery and before the Indentures of 14th 15th February 1810 (see DR38/109 to DR38/118) conveyed all his estate in the said premises to the said Earl and his heirs for ever and reciting that in order to remove such doubts another Recovery had been suffered (see DR38/124) and reciting DR38/121 DR38/122 it was thereby witnessed that the Recovery described in DR38/124 as to all premises except those excepted by DR38/114-118 (which excepted premises are recited herein) should enure to the use of William Bentham subject to the proviso for redemption and as to all excepted premises to use of such persons as the said Earl should by deed or Will appoint, remainder to the use of the said Earl for life upon trust that any wife of his should be barred of dower out of the premises limited to William Bentham, remainder to the use of the said earl and his heirs for ever. Signed: Coventry and William Bentham. Seals: 1) Coventry crest, 2) man's head. Witnesses: George Kinderley, William Wybergh How of 6, Lincoln's Inn, Edmund Wells Oldaker and Bateler Chernocke Smith of the same place.