Copy will (dated 27 October 1836) of William Tompkins of Wakefield Lodge, co. Northampton, Groom to his Grace the Duke of Grafton. Testator bequeaths his messuages, cottages and tenements called The Folly lying in the hamlet of Denshanger in pa. Passenham, co. Northampton and all his real estate in trust to Robert Marriot Freeman and John Bennett of Stony Stratford, co. Bucks. He directs that the trustees are to sell the property and, after paying his debts and funeral expenses, are to give one quarter of the residue to the testator's wife Sarah. The remaining money is then to be divided equally between William, John and Mary Rainbow, Ann wife of Nicholas Cooper, Mary wife of William Stevens his nephew and nieces and Mary Tompkins Soule his great niece. Names Robert Marriott Freeman and John Bennett as his joint executors.

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Proved at Drs. Commons 16 October 1842.