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John Smith


Copy will (11 September 1843) and Codicil (same date) of John Smith, Preston-on-Stour, farmer (died 13 September 1843, will proved in P.C.C. 6 May 1844). Real and personal estate to trustees: wife Jane Smith, friends George Smith, Ailstone, and his brother William, Atherstone, farmers. In trust 1) to pay income to wife Jane during widowhood and for benefit of children until youngest 18, then 2) real estate at Preston-on-Stour to son John Allen Smith 3) real estate at Priors Marston to son Richard Sidney Smith 4) £600 each to daughters Jane and Mary, chargeable on estates at Preston, at age 21 with 4 percnt; interest. 5) Personal estate to be sold and proceeds divided equally among children, subject to £100 annuity to wife Jane for life. 6) Provisions for education of children while under age. Codicil £50 annuity from personal estate to Mary Prentice of Meon, Quinton, widow, payable from when she quits Meon Farm.