Probate of the will (dated 17 September 1814) of John Bason of Wicken, co. Northampton, Mason.

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Testator bequeaths his messuage or tenement where he lives in Wicken and two closes and a messuage or tenement in the occupation of William Fennimore to John Shimmell son of Joseph Shimmell late of Wicken, deceased. He also bequeaths £100 to Richard Shimmell; £60 to the six younger children of Joseph Shimmell; £20 each to the four daughters of Richard Gill of Preston Bissot; £20 to Joseph Sear son of Joseph Sear of Adston, co. Bucks., deceased. Finally, he bequeaths his large blue chest and two beds (but not his best bed) to Richard Gill and £5 to Thomas Arnols of Wicken. He named his executor John Shimmell.