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Probate of will (dated 23 March 1842) of Samuel Hiron, the elder, Chipping Campden, Glos., surgeon. To wife Mary: house in testator's occupation in Chipping Campden together with adjoining premises purchased in 1838 from Messrs. Tysoe of Lower Swell - for life : house in Campden in occupation of William Henry Holcombe for life. : land in Blockley bought of Joseph Smith, for life. Then House in occupation of Holcomb to son Henry Hiron in fee simple House in testator's occupation to son William Hiron in fee simple Land in Blockley to son John Franklin Hiron, together with house where J.F.H. lives in Chipping Campden with premises adjoining in occupation of William Simcox and 3 closes land in Mickleton Land in Broadway to sons Samuel and John Franklin IN TRUST for wife Mary to receive rents for life then to sell for uses:- Interest on £1000 to daughter Henrietta Bartlett, wife of Edwin, for life, then to Edwin for his life and after his decease between any issue at age 21. If die without issue, half interest to Bartlett and half equally between testator's 3 sons. Residue of sale monies in trust for benefit of testator's 5 children equally. Medical books and surgical instruments to sons William and John Franklin. Encyclopedia Britannica to son William Residue of library to wife to divide between children. All property in stocks and shares to Samuel and John Franklin ON TRUST To pay interest to wife Mary for life then between Samuel, William, Henry, John Franklin and Henrietta. To wife £300 and household goods to divide between children. To daughter Henrietta £500. To wife: wines and spirits, horses, carriages and harness. To Samuel: silver watch with chain and seals. Residue of estate to all children equally. Executors: John Franklin, Samuel and wife Mary. Witnesses: William Simcox, Chipping Campden, grocer, John Kettle, same, law clerk. Codicil: 10 November 1843 £200 to son Samuel Hiron Proved in Prerogative Court of Canterbury