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Copy Will and Codicil of John Whitehead of Berkswell, gent. Devises hereditaments in Berkswell, Bedworth and Exhall to his wife Katherine, his kinswoman Elizabeth Burnell, his kinsmen John Atkins, Richard Atkins and others. The following are named as kinsfolk or cousins: Elizabeth Burnell of Warwick wife of Richard Burnell (Richard Burnell of Warwick, wheelwright) John Atkins of Berkswell, blacksmith Richard Atkins of Bickenhill, husbandman Susan Holmes of Bickenhill, wife of John Holmes (John Holmes of Bickenhill, husbandman) Elizabeth Nicklin wife of John Nicklin Mary Allen of Berkswell, wife of John Allen (John Allen of Berkswell, mason) William Myles, senior, of Berkswell William Myles junior of Berkswell John, Thomas and Joseph Whitehead, sons of Thomas, deceased. (Thomas Whitehead of Offchurch, yeoman). Also named are Manuell Lugg, parson, and Clement Banwell and John Buckell, churchwardens of Berkswell, in connection with Whitehead's Charity, for which see V.C.H. Warwick IV, p. 34. Witnesses: John Wilson, Robert Bennett and Richard Bull. Codicil witnessed by Man[ue]ll Lugg, John Hawe and William Bertle.