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Norton Lindsey, Stratford-upon-Avon Preston-on-Stour


Probate of the Will dated 4th May 1788 and a Codicil dated 1st January 1793 (Proved in the Consistory Court of Worcester 15th July 1799) of Samuel Jackson of Heath Farm in the Parish of Old Stratford yeoman whereby he devised to his wife Elizabeth for her life an Annuity of £30 free from all deductions charged upon his real estate in the Parishes of Norton Lindsey and Stratford-upon-Avon, in Bar Dower with a proviso that if the said Elizabeth should re-marry after his death then the said annuity should cease, and in lieu thereof, in such an event he devised to her an Annuity of £10 also charged as aforesaid, and he bequeathed to his wife a feather bedstead and hangings with all other necessary furniture for a chamber as his Executor should think proper and he gave to his daughter Elizabeth a sum of £200 to be paid upon attaining 21 years and a further sum of £100 when his son Charles Edward Jackson had attained 21 years and he bequeathed to his daughter Sara, wife of William Wheler the sum of £100, to his daughter Judith £300, to his son Joseph Jackson the sum of £300, to his son William Jackson the sum of £300 and he directed that such sums should be paid when his son Charles Edward Jackson attained 21 years or died under that age, in which latter event he bequeathed a further sum of £50 to each of his said children Elizabeth, Sara, Judith, William and Joseph. And the Testator charged his said Hereditaments with the said legacies after the payment of the said Annuity and he devised his messuage, farm, lands and hereditaments in Norton Lindsey and a messuage and tenement in Stratford-upon-Avon known by the name or sign of the Nag's Head and 3 cottages with appurtenances at Preston-on-Stour, Gloucestershire and all other his real estate to his two sons Samuel and Charles Edward Jackson and their heirs for ever as tenants in common and he bequeathed to his two sons Samuel and Charles Edward Jackson all the residue of his personal estate and appointed them his Executors, and he appointed his brother William Jackson and his friend Thomas Halford of Stratford-upon-Avon with his wife (so long as she remain a widow) Guardians and Trustees of his children during their minorities. Witnessed by Robert Bell, Margaret Wallington and Robert Wheler. Codicil whereby Samuel Jackson after reciting the death of his daughter Sara, he thereby bequeathed £5 to William Wheler and £50 apiece to each of his granddaughters (daughters of Sara Wheler) Elizabeth Wheler and Sara Wheler upon attaining 21 years. Witnessed by Robert Bell, Robert Wheler and John Bridges. Probate granted by Richard Baty M. A. Vicar General of the Bishop of Worcester before the Reverend James Davenport D. D. Sworn under £600. Deputy Registrar John Clifton.