Wills and testamentary papers
Draft will of Thomas Sharshaw, Stratford-upon-Avon, gent. Two messuages in Henley Street, two cottages and wheelwright's shop in Long Marston; Maidenhead Close, Old Stratford. To William Bolton, the younger of Stratford-upon-Avon, stamp distributor and George Sharshaw, testator's son In Trust to sell and put £1200 in stocks, interest of which payable to testator's son William Sharshaw for life and after his death, principal to be divided among his children and their heirs: if dies without heirs, then to George Sharshaw, trustee and his heirs, either blood or, in default, by devize. Residue of sale moneys to George Sharshaw, trustee. Personal estate to George Sharshaw, from which £800 to William Sharshaw at 25. If George willing to satisfy other trustee for £1200, then empowered to convey real estate to him. Executors: William Bolton, George and William Sharshaw. Witnesses: John Lane, John Lane junior, solicitors, Stratford-upon-Avon. Codicil [to earlier will] 13 January 1838. Revoking gift of £1200 to granddaughter Jane Harriet Sharshaw on death of George and William and failure of their issue and instead bequeathing interest on same to her for life and after her death principal to be divided between her children. Remainder to children of testator's brothers William and Joseph, deceased. [This codicil not incorporated in draft of July 1838].