Clopton Charters

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Details of Clopton Charters
Title: Clopton Charters
Reference: ER 3/305
Description:

Administration of will, with will annexed of Thomas Lucas of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., dated 30 April 1625 bequeathing to Richard Lucas his brother for his life his brother William's house with lands held by Thomas Norman; to John Lucas his brother for his life his other land held by --- Fulford, with remainder to John son of the said John; to the said John Lucas, junior, his lease of 2000 years of land in Norton and Leachwicke; to his cousin John Lucas his lands at Hardwicke and a moiety of the house and land which Joyce Hunte is estated in; to Daniel Baker and William Smith his house, had of John Smythe, in Church Street or in the end of Chappell Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, in trust for the poor of Stratford; to his aunt Smith and his cousin Anne Collett 20 shillings each 'to buy her a ringe'; to Nathaniell Olney 'a child of my man's' £100; to the poor of Stratford after his funeral £5; for 'some Wilmcote stones...' for 'Mr. Smith his causeway' £5; his kinsman (nephew) John Lucas being residuary legatee, Richard Gibbard of Beerely and Edward Collett of Tanworth, executors, and Daniel Baker and William Smith overseers and witnesses.

 

Administration in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, granted to John Cottrell, principal creditor

Date: 28 April 1673 [SIC]
Held by: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

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