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Wills and testamentary papers


Draft will of Robert John Barnhurst, Stratford-upon-Avon, attorney at law. All personal estate (with exception of father's gold watch, chain and seals left to his sister Elizabeth Barnhurst) to Trustees: William Chambers, Henley-in-Arden, tanner William Gibbs, Stratford-upon-Avon, innholder To sell, pay debts and invest residue in trust to pay legacies. To wife Harriett: interest on monies to maintain self and children until youngest reaches 21. Then: principal to be divided equally between surviving children. Trustees empowered meanwhile to employ monies for benefit of wife or establishment of children if thought fit. Reversion to trustees if wife and all children die under 21. Trustees to be executors and guardians. Witnesses: Edward Field, George Bradford, John Lane. Codicil: 16 August 1831 Devises real estate to trustees named in will to assign to persons beneficially entitled. Witnesses: John Lane, John Elliott, George Bradford. Endorsed with further codicil, 1833, to Will of Mary Barnhurst, Danzey Green, Tamworth, widow, appointing William Chambers, Henley-in-Arden, tanner and William Gibbs the younger, Alveston, farmer, as executors of her will in place of Robert John Barnhurst, deceased.