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Thomas Crook of Tytherton Lucas - his Will - 20 Sep 1718

 I am still trying to work out where Thomas fits in to my family tree.

 In the Name of God Amen

I Thomas Crooke Senr of Titherton Lucas in the Parish of
Chippenham in the County of Wilts Yeom being of sound and
perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for the same but
minding my own mortality and the irrevocable decree that all
must dye I do make ordain constitute and appoint this to be my last Will
and Testament in manner and form following (That is to say)
Impris I bequeath my Soul into the hands of my blessed Saviour
and Redeemer Jesus Christ hoping through his merits to have
pardon and remission of all my Sins and my body I commit to the
earth to be decently buried by my Executors here in after named
And as for my worldly Estate wherewith God hath blessed mr I give and
dispose thereof as followeth First I give and bequeath unto my loving 
Wife Dorothy Crooke the sums of Fifty pounds of lawful money of Great
Britain to be paid unto her in three Months next after my decease
Item I give unto my said loving Wife All the household goods Furniture
and Plate which I had by her at the time of my Marriage with
her [     ] I give unto my daughter Mary Uncles Wife of
Chapman Uncles Jun of Castle Combe in the said County of Wilts
Yeom the sums of Five and twenty pounds of like money to be
paid unto her in one Year next after my decease by my
 
Execxutors here in after named Item I give unto my daughter Katherine
Crooke the sum of Three hundred twenty five pounds of like money
to be paid unto her like wise in one year next after my decease by my
Executors herein after named Item I give unto my daughter Katherine
Crooke one Feather bed and bolster and green Rug a pair of green
Curtains and Wallons? a pair of Blankets a pair of holland sheets two
pairs of Pillow cases and two Pillows one Trunck? one Chest of drawers 
all or most of them in  that Room called Katherines Room also three
pewter dishes half a dozen of pewter Plates two Silver Spoons marked
K:O:? one little bell metal Pot Item I give and bequeath unto my
daughter Elizabeth Crooke the sume of Three hundred twenty five
pounds of like money to be paid unto her by my Executors herein after
named in one year next after my decease Item I give unto my
Daughter Elizabeth Crooke one Feather bed and bedstead one pair of
striped Curtains and Wallons one yellow Coverlid a pair of Blanketts
a pair of Sheets two Pillows and two Pillow Cases a Chest of drawers
two Silver Spoons marked S:O: and f.k:? and three pewter dishes
and half a dozen pewter plates one Bell metal Pott Item I give
unto my Son Simon Crooke the sume of Twenty pounds of like
money to be paid unto him in six months next after my decease
by my Executors herein after named Item I give unto my Son
Thomas Crooke the household goods following in the house wherein
I live at Titherton Lucas aforesaid [[[] In the best Chamber the
best Bed and Bedstead Curtains and Wallons? bolster and bolster
case Pillow and Pillow Cases Rugg blankett and Sheets and all things
thereunto belonging half a dozen of leather Chairs one Box and
Frame one Looking glass and a pair of little doggs with brass
heads In the Hall Chamber one Chest and Side Cupboard and aforesaid
Press to hang Clothes in Also the Feather bed he lies on and the bed
clothes thereunto belonging two Pillows and two Bolsters one
diaper board Cloth and a dozen and an half of diaper Napkins
Marked with W:S: one plain Table Cloth and half a dozen of
Napkins two Towells two pair of Sheets and four pillow Cases In
the Kitchen half a dozen of dishes marked R.S. one Bason
marked R.S. one dozen and a half of the best pewter Plates
marked T:C:k: one pewter Cheese Plate and two pewter
Candlesticks two Spitts one Fork and an Iron dripping pan and aforesaid
Settle Also I give unto him my biggest Silver Tankard and two Silver
Spoons marked R:S:k: and T:C:W In the Hall one Table board
and half a dozen of joynt Stools one little round Table and a joynt
Chair marked K:C:L:? Item I give him four Barrells and a
howse? one double Cheese Press and Cheese Cowl three Kivers? and
Maishing Tubb one pair of brass Andirons one Five grate Fire pan
Tongs and Poker and the Fender thereunto belonging all in or
belonging to the said Kitchen Item I give unto my said Son Thomas
the best brass Pan the biggest Bell metal Pott and Pot hooks one skimer
one brass Ladle one brass Pot one Skillet and the grat Kettle one
Frying Pan one pair of Hangells and Troy? Crooks I give and
devise All that my ground called Gales Gastons containing by
estimation one and twenty Acres (be it more or less) situate lying
and being in the Parish of Langley Burrell in the said County of
Wilts now in my possession purchased by me of Abjohn? Stoakes the
 
Elder Esquire deceased and all that my Meadow ground called Bull
Mead containing nine Acres (be it more or less) situate lying and being
in the Parish of Chippenham aforesaid now in my possession with all
and every of their appurtenances Together with all my Feeding in the
same Meadow and my twelve Beast Leazes in Westham in the
Parish of Chippenham aforesaid according to the Custom thereunto
my said Son Thomas Crooke and to the heirs of his body lawfully
begotten and to be begotten and for default of such issue I give and
devise All and singular the same grounds Feedings andBeast Leases
and every part thereof with all and every their appurtenances
unto my Grandson Thomas Crooke Son of my Son Edward Crooke and
to the heirs of the body of my said grandson Thomas Crooke lawfuly
to be begotten and for default of such Issue I give and devise all and
singular the same Grounds Feedings and Beast Leases and every
part thereof with their appurtenances unto my said Son Edward
Crooke his heirs and Assignes for ever Item I give and devise my
two grounds called little Gastons Mead formerly one ground in the
Parish of Langley Burrell aforesaid now in my possession with its
appurtenances unto my said grandson Thomas Crooke and theheirs of
his body lawfully to be beotten and for default of such issue I give the
same two grounds called little Gastons Mead with their appurtenances
unto my said Son Thomas Crooke and the heirs of his body lawfully
to be begotten and for default of such issue I give the same two
grounds called little Gastons Mead unto my said Son Edward Crooke
his heirs and assignes for ever But I do hereby charge the said
little grounds called little Gastons Mead with its appurtenances with
the Annuity or yearly sume of Five pounds of lawful money of
Great Britain to be paid yearly and every year unto my said Wife
Dorothy Crooke for and during the term of her natural life at the
four most usual Feasts or days of payment in the year (that is term
say) the Feasts of St Michael the Archangel, St Thomas the Apostle
the annunciation of the blessed Lady the Virgin Mary and St John
the Baptist by even and equal portions free of all Taxes and payments
whatsoever either Parliamentary or otherwise the first payment
thereof to begin and to be made at the first of the said Feasts which
shall first happen next after my decease and if default of payment
of any part thereof to my said Wife on the days and times herein
before limited and appointed for payment thereof then and in every
such case and so often it shall and may be lawful to and for my
said Wife Dorothy Crooke and her Assignes at any time or times
during her natural life to enter into all and singular the premisses
hereby charged with the said Annuity or yearly Sume of Five
pounds and for the same and for every part thereof to distrain and
the distress and distresses then and there found to take and drive away
and the same to sell and therewith to pay and satisfy the said
Annuity or yearly sums of Five pounds and all Arrears thereof
together with the reasonable charges of taking such distress and
distresses returning the overplus thereof if only shall happen to be
and in default of such distress and distresses to be had as aforesaid for
the purposes aforesaid Then and in every such case and so often it
shall and may be lawful for my said Wife and her Assigns at any time
 
or times thenceforth during her natural life to enter into and upon all
and singular the premisses hereby charged with the said Annuity or
yearly sume of Five pounds and the rents issues and profits thereof to
receive and take to her and their use until the said Annuity or yearly
sume of Five pounds and all the Arrears thereof shall be fully paid
and satisfied to my said Wife or her Assignes Free of all taxes and
payments whatsoever as aforesaid And it is my Wil and desire that
my said Son Edward do and shall put out at Interest during the Minority
of my said grandson Thomas Crooke the rents issues and profits of the
said two Little Gastons over and above what will pay and satisfy my said
Wives Annuity as aforesaid but in trust for my said grandson Thomas
Crooke Item I give and bequeath unto my said Son Thomas Crooke his
Executors Administrators and Assignes All that my ground called Goosey
Mead containing by estimation seven and twenty acres (be it more or less)
for and during all such time and term I have therein being the
remainder of a certain term of Fouscore and nineteen years
determinable with my life and the lives of my said two Sons Thomas
Crooke and Simon Crooke All the rest residue and remainder of my
goods chattles and personal Estate whatsoever not before hereby
bequeathed after my debts and funeral Expenses shall be paid and
satisfied I give and bequeath unto my said Sons Edward Crooke and
Thomas Crooke equally to be divided between them and I do hereby make
my said Sons Edward Crooke and Thomas Crooke joynt Executors of this
my last Will and Testament revoking all former and other Wills by
me made In witness whereofIhavehereunto set my hand and Seal this
Twentieth day of September Anno Dom 1718 /Thomas Crook Senior/
Sealed and delivered published and declared by the Testator within
named in his presence and in our presence attested by us A Martyn
G Martyn Richd Wastfield
 
 
 
 
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