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Shakespeare and Hart material: Wheler Papers


Will of Thomas Hart of Stratford, turner, bequeathing to his son John Hart of London, turner, his messuage in Stratford known as the Swan and Maidenhead, in the tenure of Joseph Jobson, and to his son Thomas Hart his other messuage in his own tenure, with provisos in each case in favour of Alice Hart, the testator's wife, and Ann and Jane his daughters; John Hart to have his watch and Thomas Hart his `blue shag frock and silver buttons' and the residue of his personal estate to be divided among his four children equally; 10 July 1786. Two copies, the first by R.B. Wheler (pp. 19, 27).