Congregational (later United Reformed) Church, Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
Copy will of William Wesson of Stratford-upon-Avon, maltster, with the following bequests: i) to his son, Robert Wesson, a tenement and fourteen acres of land at Pathlow in the tenure of Mr. Ward. ii) to his son, Thomas Wesson, three tenements at Alcester in the tenures of Thomas Wesson, Pettipher, and others one of which he purchased of Mr. Brandish and the others of Mr. Baldwin. iii) to his son, William Wesson, provided he return to England, his tenement in Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, in the tenure of Barnes Currie which he holds under lease from the Stratford-upon-Avon Corporation. iv) to his son Thomas Wesson and William Burman of Stratford-upon-Avon, grocer, his messuage where he formerly lived in Rother Street, lately in the tenure of Caleb Salmon and now Mrs [Katherine] Salmon, his widow (which he purchased of William Oldaker) and his messuage in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, in the tenure of his son-in-law, Thomas Edwards, and held under lease from the Duke of Dorset, in trust to pay the rents therefrom to his daughters, Sarah wife of Thomas Edwards and Mary, wife of John Parkinson, for lives, then for the maintenance of their children until they reach the age of twenty one, and then in trust to sell. v) to his son Thomas Wesson and the said William Burman his messuage in Henley Street in the occupation of his son-in-law, William Wilkins and which he purchased of William Southam, and five other cottages belonging thereto in Meer Pool Lane in the tenures of Mrs. Sumner and others, and which he purchased of William Hemings; to hold in trust to pay the rents therefrom to his daughter Ann, wife of William Wilkins, for life, then for the maintenance of her children etc. (as in DR571/3/iv). Appointment of Thomas Wesson and William Buman as executors. Codicil, dated 12 August 1819, establishing a trust fund of £100 for his son, William Wesson, in lieu of the house in Wood Street, which he has since disposed of. Will proved, 12 August 1820.