Abstract Number 10491

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1656 john sen tull grove wantage brk PCC will 10491
the will of john tull the elder of grove in wantage yeoman, crazed in body, 15 november 1655, to be buried in watage
to the poor of wantage 3s-4d
to william my eldst son the cupboard and tableboard standing in the hall with the wainscoate former and benches about it.
also the cisterne, the furnace, the salting trough and the cheesepress after the death of my wife katherine.
to thomas my second son, to bartholomew my 3rd son, to robert my 4th son and to mary my daughter 12d each
to john my 5th son, the bedstead and chest standing in my chamber, and the brewing kettle after the decease of my wife katherine.
to richard my youngest son and his heirs 2 acres of arable land late thomas winterbornes lying in a field called little marsh whereof 1 acre lieth by 2 acres of the said john tulls on the south side and one acre of master john fettiplaces on the north side. the other acre lieth alone in the same field, the land of jesper scholes on the south side and the land late nicholas clements on the north side, afer the death of my wife.
if william my son to pay richard his brother £20 after the death of my wife then richard my son not to meddle with the lands.
to richard my son one bedstead standing in the little chamber and the tableboard in the milkhouse and 1 brass pot after the decease of my wife,
the residue to katherine my loving wife who is sole executrix.
revokes all former wills.
overseers: my son in law sheppard and my cosin john avenell of leckhamstead (12d each)
signes and sealed by the testator john tull the elder
witnesses: john (x) clidsell, john (x) fuller
probate london 2 april 1656 to katherine tull relict and executrix

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