Wills and testamentary papers
Copy will of Joseph Plumb, Blackwell, Tredington, yeoman. To nephews and nieces living at decease: £100 each. To servant Patience Abbotts: £100 To servant John Claydon: £50 and any debts he owes to testator. To each of children of Richard Brain, Barton, Alderminster [sic], farmer: £50 at 21 To Mrs. Wheatcroft, Westington, Glos.: £50 To Stephen Wheatcroft, son of above: £50. To poor of Blackwell, Armscott, Darlingscott and Tredington: £5 to each hamlet for bread. To friends and trustees and executors: Samuel Coleman, Shipston, gent., William Horniblow, Shipston, surgeon and Thomas Wheatcroft, Blackwell, farmer: £100 each To trustees: farm at Tredington in the occupation of the said Thomas Wheatcroft in trust to use rents for maintenance and education of great-nephew Joseph Gibbs, son of Joseph, Deddington during minority, then to Joseph absolutely at 21. : estates at Blackwell and Darlingscott and all personal estate in trust to sell, pay debts and legacies and then £10 each to apprentice 4 sons of John Holtom, Blackwell. Residue between surviving great nephews and great nieces (except Joseph Gibbs). Witnesses: H. Mountford, John S. Smith. Proved in Prerogative Court of Canterbury 26 September 1857.