The Will of William Wyts of Codsall, 15th century

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Date:1401 - 1500 (c.)

Description:This is a very rare document because most wills prior to the later 16th century do not survive. In this will William asks for his body to be buried in the Churchyard of St. Nicholas, Coddeshale [Codsall] and then gives the following bequests:
To Sir John Arthelowe, my best cloak, hat and my best bed.
To my brother Roger, my second best cloak and bed and two blankets and two sheets.
To my sister Marjorie, two beds and three sheets.
To Thomas Smyth, my third best cloak and cap.
To Anachorite de le Prioriusly: 6s. 8d. [The Hermit of Priors Lee?]


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1080s
An Anglo-Saxon lord, Codsall 1086
An Anglo-Saxon lord, Codsall 1086

The earliest mention of Codsall is in the Domesday survey of 1086 [first 3 lines ...

1580s
Parish Records of  St. Nicholas Church, Codsall
Parish Records of St. Nicholas Church, Codsall

Parish registers record baptisms, marriages and burials. The register above, begins ...

1830s
The story of Clara Greensell, of Codsall
The story of Clara Greensell, of Codsall

The story of Clara Greensell taken from court, parish and workhouse records. The ...

1900s
Ordnance Survey Map of Codsall
Ordnance Survey Map of Codsall

Codsall was a small village in 1903 with a population of about 1,450. The population ...

1950s
Aerial view of Codsall
Aerial view of Codsall

By 1950 the population was about 2,750. The main change visible on the aerial photograph ...

2000s
Aerial view of Codsall
Aerial view of Codsall

From 1963 to 2000 Codsall's population grew to about 11,200. Housing development ...

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