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Abstracts of Stratford wills

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`Abstracts of Wills and notes of proceedings in various courts of law [1502-1693] connected with the town of Stratford upon Avon. Collected by Clarence Hopper, 1866.' At the beginning are tables of the descendants of William Smith, alderman, temp. Edward VI - Elizabeth and Nicholas Lane, with coloured arms of Smith and Lane (ff. 1, 2) The wills included (with date of probate) are: - John Bedyll, all Sclatter, 13 March 1502 (f.3) - John Lampett, 10 July 1502 (f. 4) - Thomas Handys (with bequests for almshouses), 23 October 1503 (f.5) - John Samwell, 19 October 1507 (f.6) - Thomas Attwode, al. Tailour (bequest of oxen to Richard Shakespeare of Snitterfield), 10 May 1544 (f.8) - Hugh Reynold, 31 October 1556 (f. 9) - Richard Smith, al. Courte, 3 May 1587 (f.10) - Humphrey Brace, 26 February 1592-3 (f. 11) - Thomas Taylor, 18 April 1592 (f.12) - Julyan Smith, al. Courte, 10 June 1593 (f.13) - John Smith, 4 July 1603 (f. 14) - Richard Ange, 28 January 1608 (f. 15) - William Combe, 1 January 1611 (f. 16) - Edward Stanley, 12 June 1615 (f. 17) - Anthony Nash, 2 December 1622 (f. 18) - Francis Smith, 27 May 1625 (f. 19) - Thomas Lucas, 25 June 1625 (f. 20) - Thomas Nash, 5 June 1647 (f. 21) - Edmund Hathaway, 28 January 1648 (f. 22) - Henry Smith, 18 November 1650 (f. 23) - Richard Quyney, 3 January 1656 (f. 24) - Thomas Perrie, 23 June 1659 (f. 25) - William Hiccox, 21 August 1663 (f. 26) - Lady Elizabeth Barnard, 4 March 1669/70 (f. 27) - Joseph Rogers, 28 February 1683 (f. 28) - Adrian Quiney, 14 August 1693 (f. 29)