Gentleman of Birdlip in the parish of
Badgeworth, Glos, signed will 22 Jul 1806.
To my nephew John COOKE, Breeches maker late of Frome,
Somerset, s/o John COOKE, Breeches maker of the same place, £20 p.a.
to the children of my cousin
Samuel PARADICE, Clothier
deceased, late of Trowbridge, Wilts, £50 to be divided between them
share and share alike;
to Sarah ALLWORD, d/o Samuel ALLWORD, Cardmaker of
Frome Swd, Somerset, and Sarah his wife, £100;
to my cousin
Ann  , sister of
Clothier of Melksham, Wilts, £50;
to John ALLWORD, Cardmaker of Frome Swd, all my books
which I left at the Jolly Butcher at Frome;
William CHAPMAN, the present tenant of my estate, farm
and lands at Birdlip, shall if he thinks fit hold the same for the term
of 14 years after my decease at the yearly rent of £58 on condition
that he manages it in a proper and husbandlike manner;
residue to the said Aaron PARADICE and John ALLWORD;
to be buried in the church or church yard nearest where
Executors: Aaron PARADICE and John ALLWORD.
Witnesses: Thos FLETCHER, Richard DANCER, John REEVES.
Proved 18 Aug by Aaron PARADICE and John ALLWORD, joint
exors. Estate under £100.