From http://www.johnwells.mcmail.com/vyner.htmhttp://www.johnwells.mcmail.com/vyner.htm (see last part of document) Indenture of release made 10 June 1669 between William Wells of Cow Mires, yeoman, Charles Richmond of Cow Mires, yeoman, and Francis his wife on the one part and Thomas Sword of Rainton, yeoman, of the other part. William Wells and Charles and Francis Richmond, for diverse good reasons and for 5s. paid to them by Thomas Sword, granted and sold to Thomas Sword forever all the old fire house and adjoining barn, one garden, one fold garth lying on the north side of the pasture, the North Car, and so much of the North Pasture from the ditch of the said Car to the southeast corner of one close of arable ground called the Becke Close together with the said Becke Close, all the Low Meadows Closes from the head of John Wells Meadows, with Thomas Sword making the moiety of the fence dividing the said Cars westwards along the pasture from the said Car to the said Becke Close, all which said premises are at Cow Mires and contain about 30 acres with all appurtenances whatsoever thereto belonging. To have and to hold the said premises to Thomas Sword forever, to be held of the Chief lord of the fee or fees by the rents and services therefore due and of right accustomed. Warranty.
Final Agreement made on 6 February 1673/74 at the Court of Canterbury between Henry Wells, plaintive, and Charles Richmond, Francis his wife, Richard Anderson and Mary his wife, deforciants.
It was alleged that Christopher Wells, the plaintive's father, was seized of several lands and tenements in the bill mentioned and did by his last will in writing dated 1657 (amongst other bequests) give and devise the said premises, after the death of Frances his wife to whom he devised the said premises for her life in lieu of thirds, to William Wells his younger son and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten. And if the said William should die without issue then the same to go to the right heirs of the said Christopher, they paying after their entry upon the premises xl li. to Mary Wells daughter of the said Christopher. Christopher Wells shortly after died and Frances his relict became seized of the premises as of her freehold for the term of her life, the remainder to the said William Wells in general taile. The said Frances afterward married the deforciant Charles Richmond and they have ever since enjoyed the premises and the said William Wells having since died without issue of his body, the deforciants Charles and Francis Richmond with Richard Anderson and Mary his wife, full sister of the said William Wells and daughter of the said Frances, do endeavour to defeat and defraud the plaintive, who is son and heir of the said Christopher Wells, by a former venture of the said premises. The deforciants being served with process to appear and answer the plaintive's bill have accordingly appeared and for delay craved a commission to answer in Countrye and yet in the meantime commit great wastes and spoils upon the said premises. It was prayed that an injunction might issue against the said deforciants to restrain their committing any further wastes, spoils or destructions in and upon the premises until they shall directly answer the plaintive's bill and this Court takes other order to the contrary, which is ordered accordingly.
(Latin) Final Agreement made in the Octave of the Holy Trinity (ie. 14-21 June) 1674 at the Court of the Lord King at Westminster between Henry Wells and Antony Beckwith, gentlemen, plaintives, and Richard Anderson and Mary his wife and Elizabeth Duman, deforciants, of one messuage, 11 acres of land, 11 acres of meadow and 17 acres of pasture with appurtenances in Cowmyers, Galwhey alias Galghaugh, Asserley and Ripon, whereupon a plea of covenant was summoned between them in the same court, Richard, Mary and Elizabeth have acknowledged the aforesaid lands with appurtenances to be the right of Henry Wells and Antony Beckwith as those lands which they have of the gift of them, the said Richard, Mary and Elizabeth. Warranty. Henry and Antony gave Richard, Mary and Elizabeth £60 for this acknowledgement.