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Wills and testamentary papers


Copy will of Judith Brawne, Bridgetown, Alveston, spinster. To be buried at Alveston near sister Lucy. To 4 nephews, sons of "my sister Fortescue" £100 each. To 4 nieces, wives of above £10 each. To 4 cousins Archer of Bevington, Warks., £10 each. To poor of Alveston £10. To churchwardens of Alveston and their successors: pair of silver waiters and damask tablecloth; to be inscribed and used at communion. To Theodosia and Frances Fortescue, daughters of testator's nephew John: rings, plate and watch to be divided equally. Ratifies agreement with nephew John Knottesford as to Bridgetown estate and desires it to be carried out. To nephew John Knottesford all rights in manor and estate of Bridgetown, formerly belonging to testator's deceased brother Hugh Brawne, esq., John to pay half of one third share of purchase money to testator's sister Theodosia Fortescue after which John entitled and seized of whole estate. To nephews John Fortescue and John Knottesford: all rights in manors and estates formerly Hugh Brawne's in Ratley and Saintbury and all other real estate On Trust to sell and invest money to pay legacies and funeral expenses. Residue equally between children of John Fortescue. Residue of personal estate between children of John Fortescue. Executors: John Fortescue and John Knottesford. Witnesses: William Hunt, Thomas Cleaver, servant to Hunt, James Eglington, servant to Mrs. Brawne.