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WILSON, Edward (Will)

Personal information

Place of Residence
Probate Type
Occupation or Status
Edward Wilson the younger
Date Made
20 Oct 1737
Francis Grove, William Harris, William Phillips
Date Died
Nov 1737
Buried in parish

Probate details

Date Proved
8 Sep 1738
Place proved
Probate to
Edward Wilson (son)
Details of Will

I, Edward Wilson the younger of Badsey, give:

  • To my loving wife, Hester, and her assigns, for the term of her natural life, all that my estate called Blackminster in the parish of Offenham, but my will is that if  she cuts down or [?] of any trees now growing thereupon or [?] any young trees it shall be a forfeiture of and determine ? said estate in the premises.  Nevertheless, it is my will that she have and take the lopps of the trees growing thereon doing no waste or spoil.
  • To my wife, the silver I now have and the little chest of drawers standing in the chamber over the kitchen and the [?] chest of drawers, dressing table being in the yardhouse chamber and also the tea table, tea board and china in the parlour and the little round table in the hall.
  • To my son Edward Wilson and his heirs for ever, all that my estate at Offenham immediately from and after my wife’s decease or other sooner determination of her estate therein and also all and singular other my real and personal estate in Badsey or elsewhere.
  • To my eldest daughter, Elizabeth Wilson, the sum of £100, and her bed and [?] belonging to the best chamber.
  • To my second daughter, Mary Wilson, the sum of £100 to be paid at the age of 21.
  • To my third daughter, Sarah Wilson, the sum of £100 to be paid at the age of 21.  And if my daughter Sarah shall be willing to depart and live separate from my said son before her said legacy [?] then my will is that my son shall pay her interest for her said legacy after the rate of £6 by the 100….
  • To my daughter, Hester Wilson, the sum of £100 to be paid at the age of 21.
  • To my daughter, Catherine, the sum of £100 to be paid at the age of 21.
  • If my said wife, Hester Wilson, shall happen to depart this life before my daughters Hester and Catherine shall attain their several and respective ages of 21 then my will is that my son, Edward, shall pay [?] my said daughters, Hester and Catherine for their legacies at the rate of £6 by the 100 by the year from the time of my wife’s decease until my said daughters shall attain their several and respective ages of 21 years.
  • And my will is that if any or either of my daughters shall happen to depart this life before her or their legacy [?], that legacy shall be equally divided among the survivors.
  • I give all the rest and residue of my personal estate to my son, Edward Wilson.

Trustees and Overseers:  Mr John Wilson of Tewkesbury in the county of Gloucester, Mr Henry Seward of Badsey

Notes and sources

Edward Wilson the younger.
Source of Information
Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service (link)
Where to view copy of original document
On microfilm at Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service, The Hive, Worcester (link)