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Wills and testamentary papers


Copy will of Mary Allsopp, Edingall, Staffs., widow. £100 to cousin Jane Wiles, Birmingham, widow. £50 to cousin Cary Adams, sister of Jane and wife of "Mr. Adams of Walsall". £50 to cousin Elizabeth Grippon, wife of Mr. Grippon, Rushall, Staffs., farmer. £50 to cousin Mary née Wiles, sister of Elizabeth, name of husband unknown. £50 to cousin Ann Wiles, London, spinster. Principal and interest due on note of hand to testatrix' late husband Thomas from John Smallwood, Aldridge, Staffs., schoolmaster, dated 3 March 1788 for £390 and interest, to which testatrix entitled as residuary legatee of husband to Jane Smith Smallwood, Sarah Smallwood and Honor Smallwood 3 daughters of said John. House and land at Shenstone, Staffs., in occupation of Ann Jesson, and all other real estate to cousin Elizabeth Hardwick, spinster, who lives with testatrix, for life, then to Jane Smith Smallwood absolutely. Residue of personal estate to Elizabeth Hardwick who is sole executrix. Witnesses: Elizabeth Hill, Thomas S. Hill, Robert Nevill. 18 June 1791 Codicil £20 each to Mary and Jane, daughters of William and Mary Fitchett. £20 and a silver watch to Thomas, son of William and Catherine Mee. £500 to children of `Widow Hardwick' after death of Elizabeth. £100 each to daughters of `Widow Smallwood' after death of Elizabeth. £15 to Poor of Edingall, Staffs./Derbys. Proved in the Peculiar of Alrewas, 27 August 1791.