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1658 richard pocock shawdean shaw brk PCC 12339 will of richard pocock the elder of shaw deane in the parish of shaw, yeoman to 10 of the poorest householders in shaw 12d apiece to the poor people of thatcham 10s to 3 poor widows of thatcham 12d each namely widows stower, dyer and seawerd to 10 of the poorest householders of north heath and winterborne in the parish of chievely 12d each an one half bushel of maslin corn to my son james pocock and his assigns the tithes for his life from my copyhold land in winterborne, also james my son to have the profits of the executors year of my copyhold and land thereunto belonging provided james discharges the heriotts due at my decease on the copyhold and lands thereunto belonging. to my son james pocock 10 yew sheep to my 3 daughters grace hedd, elizabeth hatt and anne wimbleton 10s each to my grandchild john hedd one silver spoon to 3 other of my grandchildren namely elizabeth hatt, dorothy hatt and anne hatt a sheep each to my grandchild richard hatt 1 cow bullock and 2 ewe sheep to my grandchild elen hatt 20 at the age of 20 years to my servant richard greene 3 at the age of 21 years and 1 yewe sheep and 1 lamb to my servant and godson richard stanbrooke 5s to every servant dwelling in my house at my decease 12d each my executor to allow richard stanbrooke of cranidge yate in the parish of shaw the ploughing of 1 acre of land in shaw deane once every year during the term of 10 years next after my decease if he richard stanbrooke shall so long live and whereas i richard pocock by my deed indented bearing date 22 oct 7chas1 between i richard pocock and anne viccarye of southwarin boro, co southants, widow relating to the rectory of winterborne; one half for the use of me richard pocock and the other half for the use of my son john pocock during his life and after his death to the use of others (as in the deed rcited) my moity i bequeath to my son john pocock his heirs and assigns forever. to richard pocock my son such rents etc as my trustees shall decide not exceeding 50 per annum. to richard my son my bed [etc] my son john pocock to be sole executor and residuary legatee. Overseers: john money of chievely & richard hatt of everingdon, yeomen ( 10s each) Dated: 5 july 1633 9chas1 Witnessed: richard pocock, john twyne sen?, john money, richard (X) stanbrooke Probate: at oxon 21 feb 1658 to johnnus pocock fil'o n'li ac l'timo nec non executori [etc]

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