Original and probate copy will of Robert Gelstrop of Whatton, Nottinghamshire, 1641-1642

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Original will of Robert Gelstropp, 13 September 1641. Bequeaths his house in Long Row, Nottingham, purchased from Richard Hurte, gent., and in the occupation of Lawrence Holland and widow Throne, to his son John, and the yearly rents and profits from the house to his wife Mary; provides legacies for his children Elizabeth, Robert and William, and for several (named) members of his family; appoints his wife Mary executrix of his will, and appoints as supervisors Richard Pendocke (brother in law), James Gellstrop (uncle) and George Barrett and Richard Porter (cousins). Will is signed 'Robert Gelstropp'; seal is inscribed with initials R.G. Signatures of witnesses: Richard Pendock, Edmund Winter, James Gellstropp, Geo. Barrett and Ric. Porter. Paper, 2 ff, tied with green/yellow silk (MS 8/1)

Probate copy of the above will, proved at Nottingham, 15 February 1641/2. Parchment, 2 membranes. Fragment of seal (MS 8/2)

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Gelstrop was a gentleman of Whatton, Nottinghamshire, who died in 1641. His surname has many variants such as Gellstropp, Gelstroppe, Gelstropp and Gilstrap.

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Typescript Catalogue, 1 p

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Typescript Catalogue, 1 p

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Custodial History

The will was acquired by the library of University College, Nottingham, in the 1930s or 1940s. Nothing is known of its provenance.