Copy Will of Samuel Smith of Stratford-upon-Avon gentleman whereby he devised and bequeathed to his friends Charles Pestell of Stratford-upon-Avon surgeon, John Reason of Shottery gentleman and Jonathan Izod of Stratford-upon-Avon plumber and glazier all his messuage with homestall buildings farm lands etc. situate in Townsend in the Borough of Stratford-upon-Avon and Old Stratford also all other his hereditaments of which he should die seised together with all farm stock, household goods, securities, money and personal estate of which he should die possessed upon trust to carry on his business and the farm etc. until his eldest son Samuel should attain 21 years and until that time to allow his widow to live in the said messuage and to carry on the said business for the benefit of his family generally and upon trust when the Testator's son Samuel should attain 21 years to convey to him the said farm, and also upon trust to sell or otherwise dispose of all orchard hereditaments at their direction and thereout to pay to his wife £400 for her sole use and benefit and to pay to the Testator's four younger children £400 apiece upon attaining 21 years of age, the share of any child dying under that age to be divided equally amongst the survivors, and the Testator directed that the residue of his estate should be divided equally among his eldest son and other children upon them attaining 21 years with benefit of survivorship as aforesaid. Witnessed by Thomas Hunt, W. Penn and H. Jervis. Examined by Henry Wyatt.