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Probate copy of will and codicil of Francis Canning, Foxcote, esq. To all younger children £2000 at 21 or marriage with consent over and above any estate coming to them by virtue of father's marriage settlement. All lands and tenements in Warwick, Worcester and Gloucester to Sir Robert Throckmorton, Buckland, Berks., Bt., and Morgan Greaves, Mickleton, Glos., esq. IN TRUST (i) To wife Mary: house at Foxcote, household goods and furniture and lands with house at Ilmington and Ebrington until son 21 or widowhood and for maintenance of younger children. If remarries, personal estate at Foxcote to be sold to pay legacies and rents to trustees until son 21 to maintain children. (ii) To wife - all interest from capital due to children under marriage settlement and will until 21 or marry or until she remarries. Then to trustees for benefit of children. Residue of lands and estates in England to eldest son Francis Canning chargeable with £100 annuity to wife Mary for life. Remainder to successive sons and heirs of Francis. In default to testator's second son Robert etc. and in default to testator's other sons and their issue successively. With provision for life tenant to assign jointure for his wife and to leave for not more than 21 years. Wife Mary and trustees executors and guardians of children. Witnesses: E. Blount, Francis Bishop, John Baxter Cleobury. Codicil - same date (24 July 1760) To Charles Holland, Cleobury Mortimer, testator's steward, advowson of Priors Ditton, Salop., during minority of Francis Canning. Proved in Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 24 July 1766 by Francis Canning to whom letters of administration granted.