Wills and testamentary papers
Will of Charles Cooper, Shipston-on-Stour, gent. Trustees executors: Thomas Eden Hiron, Shipston, gent., William Russell Perks, Warwick, draper. Household goods and furniture to wife Sarah for life then to trustees. All real and residual personal estate to trustees to sell and pay. Income to wife for life then £1300 to whoever wife Sarah directs by will 19 guineas to each trustee £50 to Ann Keyte, Blackwell, Worcs., spinster. 19 guineas to Ann Taylor, Shipston, spinster. £200 to nephew Dudley Cooper. £200 to niece Adela Umbers £50 to servant Amy Wells if she stays in service with wife. Half residue to sister Maria Edelston or her children if dead. Half residue to brother Henry Cooper or children if dead (excluding Dudley) Witnesses: Frederick Hancock, Shipston, solicitor, William Ellis Coe, his clerk.