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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bell 7844 & 7845

7844. Thomas Shotton & 7845. Mary ? {Liecester, England}

2/26/1562, Thomas was baptized the “xvi of februarie”, s/o 15688. Thomas Shotton. (S) of Cristeninge wedding and burying Thurcaston & Cropston, Transcribed from the original register.
Thomas and Mary lived in Cropston, co. Leicester, England.
10/21/1631, Thomas wrote his will: … The poor of Cropson, of Anstie and of Thurcaston. The old hospital in Leicester. The new hospital of the same. To my son William Shotton thirty pounds. To my daughter Shotton fourscore and ten pounds, on half upon the day of her marriage and the other half that day twelve month. To all my daughter’s children that now are ten shillings apiece. To my son Sampson Shotton that house where Tho: Sauidg dwelleth in Cropson, with all the lands, leas, meadow, with all common and pasture thereunto belonging, with all other profits and commodities thereunto appertaining, to the said Sampson and his heirs forever, except my son Anthony Shotton do give him for the same forescore and ten pounds within one six years after my decease. To Mary my well beloved wife half my dwelling house with half the farm and profits &c. during her natural life, and after her decease to my son Anthony Shotton and his heirs forever. And in the mean time Anthony shall have the other half to him and his heirs forever. Wife Mary and son Anthony to be full exectors. … Audley 15. (S) The New England Historical and Genealogical Reg., 1896, P511. (S) Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
Bef. 2/8/1632, Thomas died; “Will of Thomas Shotton Yeoman Croxton, Leicestershire” probated. (S) UK National Archives.

Children of Thomas and Mary:

i. Anthony Shotton, born ? in England.
1639–1640, Anthony wrote his will. (S) Calendar of Wills … Leicester Co.

ii. Samson Shotton ( 3922), born ~1600 in England.

iii. Margaret Shotton, born ?.

iv. William Shotton, born ? in England.

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