When they were conferring in London about a settlement between Henry Johnes and his mother, Henry Johnes seemed 'conformable' by his words and promises to satisfy her in all points required by law and conscience. He yielded that she should have the church among other things, and what other satisfaction he demanded, and promised to appoint for her annuity of £320 a year lands to cover it at rates such as others had from him, thereby ridding him and his sureties of the danger of bonds, having already forfeited for non-payment in May. He also promised to make similar arrangements for his brothers' portions and for his sister, which William Maurice and Henry Johnes's steward David Morgan Rees thought most fitting, and undertook to visit his mother for her blessing and to make settlement. William Maurice was ready at Henry Johnes's request to return home with him to settle things, which would have been no hindrance to Henry Johnes. Though William Maurice wrote several letters mentioning also the sending of Henry Johnes's sister Anne to her mother, which is the cause of his present writing, he received no answer except that he should have the church at as reasonable a price as any other, as indeed he should have his own by right at a reasonable rate. But Henry Johnes's price was high to William Maurice and Henry Johnes's mother, though reasonable to a stranger, and despite what Henry Johnes said William Maurice finds from his son Sir William Thomas that he [William Thomas] has another year yet paid for. Thus has generally run over matters. In particular, with regard to Henry Johnes's mother's claim for maintenance, his mother granted Henry Johnes good allowance hoping to find him a kind and obedient son, and Henry Johnes treated her hardly as she says, not allowing her to have her own after agreeing with her, and selling it before her face which could not but grieve her, and keeping other things from her such as her gelding, sheep, household stuff and her father's gown. [This does not show due consideration to her by Henry Johnes] if he wishes to enjoy her love. Cannot answer her to the contrary on Henry Johnes's behalf although he has argued for him so much that she thinks him partial to Henry Johnes. Can therefore prolong no longer but must see what law and equity will allow for her maintenance, security for her annuity and her other rights Writes to Henry Johnes to move him to have due consideration lest when 'a gappe is opened (which I maye doe) it is not so easily shutt upp againe'. Let Henry Johnes therefore decide and send his decision by a good messenger with full instructions, if he cannot come himself to settle matters. Perhaps he may not if he goes to London, but William Maurice wishes Henry Johnes's mother to be satisfied before he goes to London or else has promised her to try what the law or Chancery will yield. With regard to Henry Johnes's sister, whom her mother wishes to have with her, as befits her and Henry Johnes more than to be with another, even a close friend, William Maurice and Henry Johnes's mother promise not to 'matche' her without Henry Johnes's consent and William Maurice promises not to speak of any match but by Henry Johnes's direction. Henry Johnes promised to send her long ago; if her one leg is the reason, no-one will take more care to seek a cure for it than her own mother. Knows no other reason why Henry Johnes should keep her from her mother unless it be the request of Sir William Thomas, William Maurice's son, to William Maurice and Henry Johnes's mother which it is unreasonable to ask at William Maurice's cost and her mother says she will never yield. Henry Johnes's father left Henry Johnes's sister by his will £500 to be paid soon with an increase of £50 use for the same yearly until she is married from which she may spare much besides her maintenance so that her portion is increased yearly, apart from what Henry Johnes, her mother and William Maurice would add for her preferment. It would be ungrateful in William Maurice to yield, even to a kinsman or friend, to see her matche in a place that cannot deserve half her portion, and unnatural and unkind in Henry Johnes to wish it; it might be prejudicial to him. There is no haste to bestow her except to a good place; if she died Henry Johnes would gain her portion. Request to send her to her mother or appoint a time and William Maurice will send men and horses to fetch her; Henry Johnes may send a sufficient man, David Morgan Rees or another, to settle matters. Draft.