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Will of Agnes Darby


  • 414: Status only, no stated occupation. Use for Widow, Gentleman, Esquire, Indweller etc., if no occupation is given.


Widow of Henley upon Thames

Document reference: ORO MSS Oxon Wills 19/2/40
First date: 26 December 1724
Probate date: 01 May 1728
Probate court: Not stated

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Executrix: Agnes Hale
(Jointly with her sister Mary Stennett)
Executrix: Mary Stennett
(Jointly with her sister Agnes Hale)
Witness: Jonathan Sayer
Witness: Mary Sayer
Witness: Robert Collings
Court Official: Thomas Lamprey
Court Official: Charles Talbot
(Bachelor of Laws Clerk Surrogate)


To: John Darby, Samuell Darby and Abraham Darby (Sons)

I give to my Sons John Darby, Samuell Darby, and Abraham Darby one shilling each to be paid within one month of my decease.

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To: Agnes Hale and Mary Stennett (Daughters)

I give the residue of my personal estate to my daughters Agnes (the wife of Thomas Hale) and Mary (the wife of Joseph Stennett).

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0001: In the name of God Amen I Agnes Darby of henley upon Thames in the County
0002: of Oxon widdow being Aged & infirme but of Sound mind memory and understanding
0003: and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life doe make publish & declare this my
0004: last Will & Testament in manner & forme following And first & principally I
0005: comend my Soul into the hands of God Almighty trusting through the merritts
0006: death & passion of my Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ to have Remission of all my
0007: sins & to be made pertaker of ever lasting life and my body I comitt to the
0008: Earth to be decently buryed att the Discretion of my Executrixes herein after named
0009: And as for my wordly Estate which the Lord out of his mercy hath bestowed upon
0010: me I give & dispose thereof as followeth Impri[mi]s I give & bequeath unto my
0011: Sons John Darby, Samuell Darby, and Abraham Darby one shilling a peice
0012: to be paid unto them respectively by my Executrixes hereinafter named within
0013: one weeke next of my decease Item I constitute and appoint my Daughters
0014: Agnes the wife of Thomas hale & Mary the wife of Joseph Stennett
0015: Joynt Executrixes of this my last Will & Testament to whome (after payment of
0016: my Debts legacies and funerall Expenses) I give & be[que]eath all the rest and
0017: residue of my personall Estate whatsoever & wheresoever I revoke all former
0018: Wills by me made or published and declare this to be my last Will & Testament
0019: only In testimony whereof I the said Agnes Darby have hereunto sett my hand
0020: & seale the six & twentieth day of December In the eleventh yeare of the
0021: Reigne of our Sov[er]aigne Lord King George over Greate Britaine &c Annoq[ue]
0022: D[omi]ni 1724
0023: Agnes Darby
0024: Signed sealed published & declared by the said
0025: Testatrix Agnes Darby as & for her last Will &
0026: Testament In the p[re]sence of us who all
0027: sett our hand as Witnesses thereto
0028: in her p[re]sence
0029: Jona[than] Sayer
0030: Mary Sayer
0031: Robert Collings

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: Cynthia
Author: Cynthia
Checked by: Anthony Lynch
Date posted: 20th October 2012
Date modified: 05th March 2014


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