28 February 2004
I found some useful information on Blackmore (and the Smyth family) in the Reference section of a local Library.
1 March 2004
I have transcripts of some pages of "Some Isle of Wight Families" (pertains to the Isle of Wight in Virginia, America) and they reference the will of Sir John Smyth in its entirety as being included in the Essex Arch. Society Transactions (Vol III, p. 56). Do you know of this publication? The will is described as "a remarkable document".
2 March 2004
Thank you for your E mail. When I was in the Library I went through the Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society (c. 1865) - and copied the very reference you quote: the will of John Smyth.
The copy was sent to Don and now appears on www.blackmorehistory.co.uk/john_smyth_will.html