1720 thomas clydesdale baydon wil dean of sarum will 6501
Will of thomas hidden alias chidsden of baden yeoman
To the poor of baden 10s. To each of my grandchildren 20s. To my two daughters mary pearce and joan stiles 20s each. To my daughter joan stiles my house in newtown parish of hungerford. To my grandson thomas pearce my close called small-grove in the parish of baden, tithe free and purchased from george addams late of auburn co wilts. Also my 3 acres of arable lying in mouseberry in costern field. Also my 2 acres of arable called white hill in the west field of baden. Also my 1 acre of arable lying in the west field of baden all of which 6 acres last mentioned were purchased from john plummer late of baden and tithe free also. Also my 1/2 acre of arable in highstead furlong in the west field purchased from mr john smith of baden. Also my 12 sheep commons in the fields of baden ( 10 belonging to the 6 acres of john plummer and 2 belonging to the 1/2 acre from mr john smith). Also all the residue to my grandson thomas pearce who is sole executor. I wish to be buried in baden next to my late wife mary. The mark of thomas (X) hidden with seal affixed. Dated 24 march 1717. Wit: henery burges, daniel (X) bury and john brossier.
Execution granted at ramsbury to thomas pierce the executor named in the will 26 april 1720