Snitterfield deeds: Phillips of Welcombe
Indentures of Lease and Release, the Release dated the 23rd August 1776 between Humphrey Wheatley of Snitterfield, yeoman of one part and John Wheatley of Snitterfield, yeoman (brother and heir apparent of the said Humphrey Wheatley) of the other part whereby Humphrey Wheatley granted to John Wheatley a messuage in Snitterfield then in the occupation of the said John Wheatley, also a newly erected messuage and brick kiln etc. Erected on a piece of new inclosed ground at Snitterfield in the occupation of Samuel Moore, also 13 other closes in Snitterfield in the occupation of John Wheatley which by the Inclosure Award of 1766 were allotted to Thomas Cookes of Billesley Farm and purchased in Fee Simple by Humphrey Wheatley from Thomas Cookes of Aston Cantlow yeoman (son and heir of the said Thomas Cookes of Billesley deceased), also a cottage in Snitterfield then in the occupation of John Hillman together with a close allotted to him the said John Hillman under the said Inclosure Award and all which had been purchased by the said Humphrey Wheatley, also the site of a cottage then lately pulled down, formerly in the occupation of Michael Cotterell and owned by Henry Smith of Snitterfield in consideration of a rent charge of £40 per annum issuing out of the above situated premises (see map in DR38/276). Signed by the mark of Humphrey Wheatley. Stamp seal. Witnesses: David Herbert of Snitterfield joiner and William Owen. Lease dated 22nd August 1776 between the same parties of the same property for one year. Signed, sealed and witnessed as before.