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Wolverton, Snitterfield Hampton Lucy


Copy of the Will of John Stanton of Stratford-upon-Avon gentleman whereby he devised and bequeathed to his friends Hugh Clopton esquire and Richard Dighton of Clifford esquire and his kinsman Thomas Cookes of Billesley gentleman all his messuage in Snitterfield called The Wold alias Old then in the occupation of Richard Magenis gentleman and all closes, meadows, pasture etc. thereto belonging and occupied therewith also all that his meadow in Wolverton late in the occupation of his uncle Thomas Stanton deceased also his messuage in Wolverton in the occupation of Daniel Creed and all closes occupied therewith, which last mentioned messuage was devised to the Testator by his aunt Alice Stanton deceased also all his estate and interest in Lower Ingon Farm in the Parish of Hampton Lucy in the occupation of John Capp and messuages in Snitterfield with appurtenances in the occupations of John Mason, Thomas Man and George Moore in trust to demise or sell the said hereditaments for paying all debts and legacies of the Testator and thereafter to permit the Testator's mother Elizabeth Stanton to enjoy such part as remained unsold for her life and after her decease he devised the said premises to his nephew John Palmer except his meadow in Wolverton which the Testator devised to his niece Elizabeth Palmer and her heirs for ever if the same should remain unsold by his Trustees and appointed his mother Elizabeth Stanton sole executrix of his Will and if the said Elizabeth palmer died without issue under the age of 21 years then the Testator gave the said meadow to his kinsman Edward Cookes coachmaker of London and to his kinswoman Elizabeth Stanton daughter of John Stanton late of Longbridge deceased to be divided equally between them and he gave to his Trustees £5 apiece and the Testator gave to his kinswomen Mrs. Elles, Elizabeth Cookes, Mrs. Fleetways of Stratford-upon-Avon £5 each and to his kinsman John Cookes of Stratford-upon-Avon and his wife a guinea each to buy them rings and he gave the residue of his personal estate to his mother Elizabeth Stanton. Witnessed by Samuel Holtom, Thomas Woolmer and Samuel Tomes.