Wills and testamentary papers
Draft will of William Sharman, Stratford-upon-Avon, boot and shoe manufacturer. All real and personal estate to wife Mary Ann for life then to son George William absolutely Wife to carry on business if she desires during life or widowhood; if she declines or remarries trustees can sell business and stock in trade, invest proceeds and pay to wife for her life. Principal to son George William on mother's death. Wife to be able to occupy house in Stratford-upon-Avon where testator lives, with use of all household goods during her widowhood; she maintaining property. Trustees: William Gladstone Lyne, Stratford-upon-Avon, carriage manufacturer, William Trinder, Stratford-upon-Avon, auctioneer's clerk, to get £5. Witnesses: Frederick A. Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, solicitor, John V. Lill, Stratford-upon-Avon, clerk to Mr. Lane.