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Thomas Crooke of Tytherton Lucas - his Will - 28 May 1751

Thomas was a brother of my 5xG Grandfather In the Name of God Amen
I Thomas Crooke the elder of Tytherton Lucas in the County of
Wilts gentleman being of sound and disposing Mind Memory and
understanding do make and ordain my last Will and Testament
in Manner following First I commend my Soul into the Hands
of Almighty God who gave it to me and my Body to the Earth
to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors herein
after named and as to my worldly Estate wherewith it hath
pleased God to bless me I dispose thereof as follows First I give
and devise unto my Nephew Edward Crooke second Son of my

late Brother Edward Crooke deceased all that Close of pasture
Ground containing by Estimation about five Acres with the
Appurtenances lying and being in Tytherton Lucas aforesaid which
I purchased of John Gardner To hold from and immediately after
my decease unto my said Nephew Edward Crooke his heirs and
Assigns for ever Also I give and bequeath unto my said Nephew
Edward Crooke two hundred pounds of lawfull Money of Great
Britain to be paid to him by my Executor hereinafter named
within six Months next after my decease Also I give and
bequeath unto my Nephew Robert Crooke another Son of my
said late Brother Edward Crooke all those my two Leasehold
Closes of Meadow or Pasture Ground called Gooseys lying within
and parcell of the Mannor of Stanley in the Parish of Chippenham
in the said County of Wilts with the Appurtenances and also all
those my leasehold Mills called Stanley Mills together withg the
several Closes of Arable Meadows and Pasture Ground thereto
belonging situate lying and being within and Part of the said
Mannor of Stanley which I purchased of Jeremiah Linnys?
Merchant and his Wife with the Appurtenances To hold from
and immediately after my decease to my said Nephew Robert
Crooke his Executors Administrators and Assigns for and during
all the Remainder of the ===== several Terms and
Estates that I shall then have therein to come? and unexpired
Also I give and devise unto my said Nephew Robert Crooke all
Messuage or Tenement with the Appurtenances heretofore in the
Possession of Chapman [] deceased together with one Ground
thereinto adjoining called Stanley Bridge Mead containing by estimation
eight Acres be the same more or less and all that Meadow Ground
called Stanley Bridge Mead containing by estimation four acres
be the same more or less which said Messuage or Tenament
and two last mentioned Closes are situate lying and being in
Tytherton Lucas aforesaid and were lately purchased by me of
and from Richard Murser? of Tytherton Lucas aforesaid Yeoman to
hold from and immediately after my decease to my said Nephew
Robert Crooke his heirs and Assigns for ever Also I give and
bequeath unto my Nephew Simon Crooke (another Son of my said Brother
Edward Crooke) two hundred pounds of like lawfull Money to be
paid to him by my said Executor within six Months next after
my decease Also I give and bequeath unto my Nephew John
Crooke (another Son of my said Brother Edward Crooke) one hundred
pounds of like lawfull Money to be paid to him by my said
Executor within six Months next after my decease Also I give
and bequeath unto my Niece Alice one of the daughters of
my said Brother Edward Crooke and now the Wife of Mr
Anthony Brooks fifty pounds of like lawfull Money to be paid
to her by my said Executor within six Months next after my
decease Also I give and bequeath unto my two nieces Elizabeth
Crooke and Catharine Crooke other daughters of my said Brother
Edward Crooke two hundred pounds apiece of like lawfull Money
to be paid to them by my Executor within six Months next after
my decease Also I give and bequeath unto my two Nieces Catharine
Eddolls and Mary Eddolls fifty pounds apiece of like lawfull Miney

to be paid to them by my said Executor within six Months next
after my decease Also I give and bequeath unto my Sister in Law
Elizabeth Crooke all such of my household Goods as she shall have
in her dwelling house at the time of my decease Also I give andbequeath unto my Brother Simon Crooke my said sister in Law Elizabeth Crooke my Sister Mary ?urkles and my Sister Elizabeth
Eddols and to all and every of them that shall be living at my
decease twenty pounds apiece of like lawfull Money to be paid
to them by my said Executor within six Months next after
my decease Also I give and bequeath unto my Nephew Thomas
?urtles and Simon ?urtles (Sons of my said Sister Mary ?urkles
fifty pounds apiece of like lawfull Money to be paid to them
by my said Executor within Six Months next after my decease
all the Rest and Residue of my Lands Tenements Goods Chattels
Ready Money Securities for Money real and Personal Estate
whatsoever and wheresoever after payment of my debts
Legacies and funeral Expenses I do hereby give devise and bequeath
unto my Nephew Thomas Crooke eldest son of my said Brother
Edward Crooke his heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns
And I do hereby make constitute and appoint my said Nephew
Thomas Crooke sole Executor of this my Will and I do hereby
revoke all former and other Wills by me at any time
heretofore made and I do declare this to be my last Will and
Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hands
and seal the eight and twentieth day of May One thousand
seven hundred and fifty one Thomas Crook Signed Sealed
published and declared by the said Testator Thomas Crooke
as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us
who have subscribed our Names in his presence John Bull
Dane Bull, Anne Johnson

This Will was proved at London the fourth day of
February in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred
and fifty eight before the Right Honourable Sir George Lee Knight
Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the prerogative
Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Thomas
Crook the sole Executor named in the said Will to whom
Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels
and Credits of the deceased he having been first sworn by Commission
duly to administer
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