Stories from Suffolk Wills
Joseph Gibbs – a composer ahead of his time?
© National Portrait Gallery, London. Portrait by Thomas Gainsborough, oil on canvas, circa 1755
Robert Spencer and his 7 foot inventory
Record of Robert’s burial from the parish book (Ref: IRO/FC173/a3/1)
The crew of HMS Torbay and the Battle of Vigo
John Taylor – Suffolk Record Office’s smallest will?
Interior of Fressingfield Parish Church, date unknown (Ref: LRO/1300/39/1)
Mary Love of Benacre – stepmother extraordinaire?
Will of Mary Love of Benacre
Arma Christi – Thomas Waryn of Preston St Mary
Arma Christi at St Mary’s Church, Preston: dice and crown of thorns