Name: Sarah HALE
Birth: ABT 1570 in Tirley, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
The following is copied from http://www.mindmagi.demon.co.uk/glos/throck.htm:
Will of Sarah Throckmorton of Tirley, widow, 1636
In the name of God amen, I Dame Sarah Throckmorton of Tyrley als Trynley in the Countie of Gloucester widdow, late wife of Sir William Throckmorton knight & Baronett, being sick & weake of bodie but of perfect minde and memorie (thanks be given to God) doe make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following. First I bequeath my soule into the handes of almighty God my maker firmly trusting yt by his mercies & by ye merittes of Jesus Christ the same shalbe eternallie saved & my bodie I committ to be buried in the parish church of Tyrley afor-said.
Item I give and bequeath unto my brother Giles Hall the sum of fortie shillinges if he shall come & demand it within six years after my death.
Item I give & bequeath unto my sister Hester Knight the wife of Nathaniel Knight the like sum of [deletion] twenty shillinges.
Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Hanna Hall the summe of twenty shillinges. [Deletion]
Item I give to my daughter Mary Throckmorton my best gowne, & my best peticoate, together with my cloke & safeguard & pilldon & all other my furniture therunto belonging.
Item I give unto my daughter Frances my second best gowne & second best peticoate. [Deletion]
Item I give and bequeath unto my brother John Hall the summe of Three pounds whom I make and ordain my Executor (in trust) of this my last will and Testament.
Item I doe make my beloved friendes Edmunde Graile of the Cittie of Gloucester gent, and my brother-in-law Nathaniel Knight to be the Overseers of this my last Will and Testament and in recompense of their paines Taken I doe give unto either of them tenn shillinges.
All the rest of my monies, goodes and Chattles movable & unmovable (excepting befor given and bequeathed) my debtes and legacies being first paid, and funerall expenses discharged) I give and bequeath to my fower children George, John, Mary & Frances to be equally divided amongst them & if one or more of them shall happen to die befor they be of lawfull age, my will is that all remaine to the survivers.
And my will is that the lease of Pancre house & the orchard be sold, and that the remainder of the monie (my brother John Hall & my brother-in-law Nathaniell Knight being discharged from their ingagementes for me) be equally devided amongst my fower children.
In wittnesse wherof I have her-unto putt my hand and seale the seventh day of May 1635.
Item I give unto my Brother John Hall a Cort cubbort ye best
It. I give & bequeath to my sister Hanna Hall a trunk in the kitchin chamber.
sign of Thome Price
the mark of An Nest
the mark of Hanna Hall
Probate: 26 March 1636
Reference: Gloucestershire Record Office, Wills, 1636(103)
Sarah, Sir William Throckmorton's 3rd wife, was described by John Smyth of Nibley as having formerly been her husband's maid. Although she was able to sign her name, her sister was not which may support Smyth's contention that she was of a lower social origin than her husband.
William THROCKMORTON , of Tortworth & Newland b: ABT 1554 in Tortworth, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
in 3rd wife