Wills Stokes

Wills ~ STOKES surname

Will of John Stokes 1719, Devizes, Wilts
Last Will and Testament of 7 July 1719, proved 24 Sept 1719 at Sarum
Signed Sealed and Published in presence (witnesses) of Fra Bayly, Elizabeth Axford and Isaac Axford
I John Stokes,of the Burrough of Devizes, in the County of Wilts Clothier …..
Beneficiaries: John (son), Thomas and Joshua [two younger sons], Mary (dau), Mary (wife)
Indenture mentioned: dated 20 June 1703 between John Stokes the first part, and Mary Filks (spinster, now his wife) of the second part and John Filks and Edward Watton of the third part. This seems to refer to lands lying Seend, County of Wilts
Sole Executrix: Mary (wife)
Overseers: his friends Mr Hugh Gough and Mr John Tane
Source: WSHC Chippenham, document reference P1/S/814