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Mediaeval Shrivenham Probate & Wills

This listing forms part of the Dils & Schwartz Collection which is composed of all the notes from the very in-depth research carried out by those two ladies, for the publication of their book, 'Tudor and Stuart Shrivenham.' It is a remarkable collection and contains a huge amount of material, much of it translated from the original latin in which it was written.

This particular file contains:

Wills in the National Archives - namely;

John Blagrove - 1585

William Stratton - 1604

John Fisher - 1618

Paul Samon - 1617

Robert Gearing - 1628

Ann Heyward - 1624


Debts owing to Shrivenham people. Mainly 17th century

Wills in the Berkshire Record Office under Ref D/A1/173/127

Probate to 1640 (continued from another file) surnames  T-Y

Probate after 1640 (Wills)

The Wills are listed in alphabetical order. Gives all the main details of the Will, names Executors, Overseers, Witnesses, Bequests etc. Many have inventories attached and would make interesting reading for the student of 17th architecture.

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