Probate of Will: Thomas Reason, Claverdon and Lapworth
Probate of the Will of Thomas Reason of Claverdon, yeoman, whereby he devised his estate at Lapworth (which he had purchased from William Southerne and Barbara his wife) to his wife Lucy for her life if she so long remained a widow, and if she should remarry then he devised to his said wife out of the said estate at Lapworth a yearly rent charge of £5 for her life payable by the testator's son, Job Reason; and he devised to his said wife his messuage and lands in Yarningale in the parish of Claverdon for her life and, after her death, to his son Josiah; and he bequeathed to his wife £14 and one feather bed, bolster, pillows, hilling, blankets, two pairs of the best sheets, curtains, valances, bedstead and all other furniture thereto belonging; and he bequeathed to his daughter Elizabeth, £160 and one feather bed etc., and to his son Josiah and his wife 5 shillings apiece, to their children Thomas and Elizabeth 10 shillings apiece, and to his son-in-law, John Lowe, and every of his children, 12 pence apiece; and all the residue of his real and personal estate to his said son Job and his heirs for ever. Witnesses: William Parker, John Cox and Anne Parker. Proved at Worcester 19 October 1692 by Job Reason. Grant of administration of the goods and chattels of Thomas Reason, not administered by Job Reason, to John Reason, great-grandson and only next of kin of Thomas Reason, Extract by Ths. Holyoake 6 May 1780.