Snitterfield deeds: Phillips of Welcombe
Indenture dated 19th January 1776 between Thomas Nicholls of Snitterfield, yeoman of the 1st part, William Nicholls of the same place, yeoman (eldest son and heir apparent of the said Thomas Nicholls and also only son and heir of the body of Mary Nicholls deceased, late wife of Thomas Nicholls, whose maiden name was Mary West and was daughter and heiress at law, also devisee in tail of the property described in DR38/239 from Thomas West, for which Mary Nicholls was also devisee of Mary Limb who was entitled to the fee simple to the above property by the Will of Thomas West) of the 2nd part, Francis Hiorn of Warwick, alderman and architect of the 3rd part and Henry Smith of Snitterfield, yeoman of the 4th part whereby Thomas William Nicholls covenanted with Francis Hiorn to levy a fine upon property described in DR38/238 and to declare uses to Henry Smith for a term of 1000 years upon trust to pay to Thomas Nicholls an annuity of £24 for his life and thereafter to hold the property in trust for William Nicholls in fee simple. Signed: Thomas Nicholls, William Nicholls, Francis Hiorn and Henry Smith. Seal, a man's head and shoulders. Witnesses: Thomas Greenway and Richard Dyold.