From _Records and Files of the Essex County Quarterly Courts_ ...
Deed, "tripartite," dated Aug. 1, 1673, between John Gifford of New
England, merchant, on the first part, John Bulteele of St. Margaret's,
Westminster, Esq., on the second part, Sir Richard Combe of
Hemelhemsted, County Har[t]ford, Knight, John Wright of Wrightsbridge,
County Essex, Esq., Frances Allen of London, Esq., John Godfery of
Canterbury, Esq., John Williams of Bristow, merchant, John Eaton of
London, mercer, and Ezekiell Fogg of London, merchant, on the third
part, for 5s. paid by Bulteele to Gifford and for 1,500 li. by Combe,
Wright, Allen, Godfrey, Williams, Eaton and Fogg to Gifford, acquit
said Combe, etc., that said Bulteele should immediately reconvey the
land, etc., sell to Bulteele 400 acres of land and a house 24 feet
long, 20 feet wide, with six acres of land in fence and broken up,
with a garden, orchard, cowhouse and stable; one other house 26 feet
long, 18 feet wide, with two acres of land in fence with a small
orchard; one other house 50 feet long, 16 feet wide, for a potter to
work in; one house 40 feet long, 20 feet wide, a furnace to cast Iron
ware in, as pots, kettles, sugar rolls, guns, shot or the like;
together with all water courses, dams, utensels, mines, etc., situate
between Linne and Redding in New England, formerly known by the name
of the silver works, etc ...
John Gifford had a judgement of nearly L700 pounds against Combs in April 1680, which was appealed (I can find no further reference to the case).
Since Sir Richard Combes died in 1678, perhaps the mere "Richard Combs" in the present case was his son of the same name?
_Abstract and Index of the Records of the Inferiour Court of Pleas (Suffolk County Court), Held at Boston, 1680-1698_ (Boston: HistoricalRecords Survey [WPA], 1940).
[27 April 1680]
John Gifford vs. Richard Combs; goods sold; P[laintiff], £678.10, app[ealed].