Wills and testamentary papers
Draft will of Samuel Gibbs, Brailes, gent. Trustees and executors: John Gillett, Brailes, William Harris, Brailes and Samuel Coleman, Shipston-on-Stour, gents. Real and personal estate to trustees to sell, pay debts and legacies. Interest on £400 to Eliza, wife of John Gillett for life, then principal between children at 21. £100 to Caroline Fardon, wife of Joseph, Reading, chemist. £100 each to nieces Mary Ann Scuse and Hannah Scuse. £150 each to nephews Richard Hatchard and Edward Hatchard. £50 to Hastings Scuse, son of testator's deceased nephew Alfred of Minchinghampton £100 to Elizabeth Mumford, wife of Richard, Whichford. £50 to Grace Hastings, daughter of Matthew, Ensham, Oxon. £50 each to trustees. Silver spoons and silverware to Emily Chambers, Minchinhampton, Glos. Residue and interest to nephew Gibbs Chambers, son of Francis of Minchinhampton, at age 21 or equally between his sisters if he dies under 21. Witnesses: Frederick Hancock, Shipston, solicitor; William B. Hughes, his clerk.