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1669 william smart grove wantage brk dean & canons of windsor will inv 10890
will and inventory of william smart
1) will of william smart of grove in wantage yeoman
dated 21 march 19 chas2 1666
to my grandchild william smart son of my son william smart deceased my messuage or tenement in grove in which i now dwell with all outhouses, closes, backyards etc belonging and adjoining, and all other estate of inheritance of which i die seised in grove, charlton or wantage and to him and his heirs forever provided always the following sums of money are paid
to my son griffin smart £10
to my daughter anne quarrier £10
to my son in law john brownereeke £8
to my daughter in law susan smart late wife of my son james smart deceased 40s
to katheringe my now wife
to my grand-children james smart and grace smart children of my son james smart deceased £5 each at 21 years of age
to my daughter in law rebecca smart late wife of my son william smart deceased 20s per annum during her widowhood
to my wife katherine for her lifetime my messuage or tenement in grove also 2 1/2 acres or arable in the fields of grove and charlton [specified in detail]. one acre in small marsh near land of richard barre, land of john tull now in occupation of john wiblin, one acre in mandhill near land of george fettiplace, land of thomas smart.
half acre lying in the blacke breache, near land of richard barre, land of thomas smart
also common of pasture in grove
bequests of household effects including:
to grandchildren john, richard, and rebecca smart children of my said son william smart 12d each
to william smart son of my son griffin smart 5s each and to his 2 sisters amy and elizabeth 12d each
to my grandchild william quarrier 5s and to his brothers richard, george and thomas hanniball 12d each
to my grandchild john brownereeke 5s and to his brother james and his sisters sarah, hannah and mary 12d each
the residue of my goods to my wife sarah who is sole executrix
overseers my neighbours william ley and nicholas clement the elder of grove
[testator makes his mark][
witnessed: marg nutee, john coxe jun[ior]
executrix catherine smart sworn 6 may 1667
2) inventory of goods of william smart of grove husbandman
taken 20 day of february(?) 1668 by john alden and john browne
sum £11-12s-0
[signed john alden, john browne]


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