Stratford-upon-Avon, Old Stratford Birmingham
Attested Copy Probate of the Will of John Lord of Stratford-upon-Avon gentleman whereby he devised and bequeathed to his friends John Whitehead of Barford, Jeffrey Bevington Lowe of Ettington and Robert Bell Wheler of Stratford-upon-Avon gentlemen all his freehold and leasehold premises in the County of Warwick together with all his personal property upon trust to pay the rents severances and profits to his wife Ann Lord for her life and thereafter upon trust to convey to the Testator's cousin William Lord of Shipston-on-Stour his messuage called the Falcon Inn situate at the South West corner of Chapel Street in Stratford-upon-Avon then in the occupation of Widow Ashfield also a garden in Scholars Lane then in the Testator's person and the Testator directed that his said devisees in trust should after the death of his wife convey to Elizabeth Lord sister of the said William Lord the messuage in Chapel Street in which he then resided and also his other messuage on the South side of land adjoining the last mentioned premises in Chapel Street aforesaid then in the occupation of Miss Taylor and Testator directed that his said Trustees should after the death of his wife convey to his cousin Mary Bellamy sister of the said William Elizabeth Lord and wife of John Byrkin Bellamy of Shipston-on-Stour gentleman his several messuages etc. in Swine Street [Ely Street], Stratford-upon-Avon and his four several messuages and garden situate at the back of the Rother market, Stratford-upon-Avon adjoining the Lane leading from the Birmingham and Alcester Roads into the Evesham Road which last mentioned messuages the Testator erected on the site of the barn described in DR38/1399 and also that the said Trustees should pay to Mrs. Elizabeth Davenport Hobbes of Stratford-upon-Avon widow of the late Mr. Robert Hobbes the rents of his freehold lands called Rowley Grounds in Old Stratford also of his two leasehold messuages, warehouses and appurtenances in St. Paul's Square, Birmingham which he the Testator theretofore purchased of the Executors of his wife's late brother William Eaves of Stratford-upon-Avon and after the decease of the said Mrs Elizabeth Davenport Hobbes upon trust to divide the rents and profits equally between the children of the said Mrs. Hobbes as might be living during the minority of her then youngest child to be applied towards their advancement and education and when such youngest child should attain 21 years of age upon trust to sell the said premises and divide the proceeds among such said children as should be living when the said youngest child became of age or at the death of their mother whichever last occurred also that the said Trustees should pay the rents and profits of his messuage yards etc. in Shutt Lane, Birmingham to his wife's nephew Thomas Wardell for his life with remainder over to the children of the said Thomas Wardell similar to remainder to children of Mrs. Davenport Hobbes and Testator bequeathed after the death of his wife certain legacies to the children of his natural daughter Elizabeth wife of William Brooks of 6, Clements Row, Milk Street, Cheapside, London and to his natural daughter Mary wife of Mores Backhouse of Coventry glass and earthenware dealer for her life with remainder to her children also to Mary and Ann twin daughters of the Reverend Robert Outlaw of Brockton, Shropshire and to Frances, Ann, Elizabeth and Mary the four daughters of Richard Wyatt of Stratford-upon-Avon gentleman and his said Trustees and others and he devised his residuary personal estate to his Trustees upon trust to be divided amongst the children of the said Mrs. Elizabeth Davenport Hobbes as should be living at her death. Witnessed by Catherine Hitchcocks, Mary Hitchcocks and Elizabeth Hitchcocks all of Stratford-upon-Avon.