The Will of John Berrow of Baddam's Field, 1645.
Source: "Gloucestershire Notes and Queries", September
1891. - If you find something of interest, please check the original
Transcribed by: Malc Norris
John Berrow, of Baddam’s Field, in the parish of Newland, gent.; to eldest son John Berrow, the messuage, tenement, lands, &c., situated in Breime, in the parish of Newland, and also one - tenement in Aylberton, in co. Gloucester; to second son James Berrow, two tenements in Rockhampton, now in the tenure of William Lucke, which I purchased of Edward and John Madocke; to third son Richard Berrow, one tenement or tanhouse in Alvington in the tenure of Richard Allen, tanner; to eldest daughter Martha, a tenement called the Swan, in Blakney, in the possession of William Browne; to daughter Mary, messuage, gardens, &c., which I have in Blakney, not already disposed of, adjoining to the house and backside of John Bucke, sometime in the possession of Jane Hodges, on the one side, and the messuage and backside of William White, weaver, on the other side; to youngest daughter Susan Ailvey, the messuage, &c., in Huelsffield; to daughters Martha and Mary, the messuage, &c, called Baddam’s field, now in my own occupation, which I bought of Mr. Kedgwin, for four score and nineteen years, if I myself and James Gough, or either of us shall so long live; should the said lease determine before the said term expires, then my said daughters to have the messuage tenement in Newnham, otherwise the tenement in Newnham, to go to son John; residue to wife and children; Mary my wife, and John Berrowe, of Awre, esquire, and George Kenn, of Field Court, to be executors. Witnesses Henry Gaynsforde, William Tregnewe, and John Butler; will dated, November, 16..
Proved at Gloucester, 21 November, 1645.
Baddam's Field is near Yorkley, more information can be found here (Victoria History of Great Britain)
Modern spelling of some of the place names mentioned above: Bream, Aylburton, Blakeney, Hewesfield,
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