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Wills and testamentary papers


Copy will of Margaret Cork, wife of John of Charingworth, Glos. yeoman. Recites power under will of late mother Jane Ashby, deceased, to dispose of lands either in life or by will. ¼ yard land in common fields of Hook Norton, Oxon., in occupation of Mary Gunn to brother Stephen Ashby in trust to sell and, after deduction of expenses, to pay remainder of money to brother Robert Ashby, in trust to pay £10 to sister Jane Dean £10 to niece Elizabeth Hemmings or her mother Hannah if she predecease her. £10 to nephew William Gunn with remainder to niece Ann Evans. £10 to niece Anne Gilkes. Residue to testator's husband John Cork who is sole executor. Witnesses: Frances Drinkwater, Sarah Jefcoat, John Edkins.