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Probate of Will: Richard Wheyham senior, Aston Cantlow, Great Alne and Haselor


Probate of the Will dated 1 March 1728/9 (Old style) [1729], of Richard Wheyham senior of Aston Cantlow, miller, whereby the testator devised his house in the tenure of Isaac Pardoe, together with the house wherein dwelt Ann Brady in Aston Cantlow, to his wife Hannah for life, with remainder after her decease to his second son Thomas, and in case the said Thomas should die without issue then to his third son Humphrey for the residue of the lease for lives; to his wife Hannah his three closes called Clift Closes adjoining to Clift Lane and a little meadow near Sydenham called Maces Plack in Great Alne for her life and, after her decease, to his eldest son Richard, subject to the payment thereout of £40 (after the death of the said Hannah) to testator's second son Thomas; to his son Richard a parcel of tythe hay (after the decease of the said Hannah) which lay in Writtom or Rittom in Haselor; to his youngest son Humphrey £40 on attaining 27 years of age; and to his son Richard, after the decease of the said Hannah, his best bed and best brass kettle, with similar bequests to his sons Thomas and Humphrey; and he appointed his wife Hannah his sole executrix and residuary legatee and guardian of his children. Witnesses: John Parry, Vicar of Aston Cantlow, Charles Parry and Thomas Mills. Proved at Worcester, 24 March 1728/9 (Old style) [1729] by Hannah Wheyham.