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Will of Mary D'Oyley

Occupation

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

Location

Widow of Henley upon Thames

Document reference: TNA PROB 11/1068
First date: 07 June 1780
Probate date: 10 August 1780
Probate court: London

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Executor: William Lord Bishop of Waterford and Lismore
Witness: John Shipton
Witness: Edward Turton
Court Official: Peter Calvert

Bequests

To: Maria Newcombe (Grand daughter)

I give to my Granddaughter the furniture, bed and bedstead in which she lies; and the residue of my estate together with the interest from the money on mortgage due to me from my late Brother in Law Sir John D'Oyley deceased during her minority as an addition to pocket expenses as allowed to her.

Bequest Types

Names

To: David Mapleton

The household furniture and other household utensils I have purchased since coming to live in the already furnished house belonging to Mr David Mapleton, I give to David Mapleton for his own use [except for those items specified in other bequests].

Bequest Types

Names

To: Mrs Cooper (Niece)

I give my bureau to my Niece Mrs Cooper

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Names

To: Mrs Hutchinson

I give to Mrs Hutchinson who now lives with me all my wearing apparel, linen, woollens and silk.

Bequest Types

Names

To: James Battin (Servant)

I give to my servant James Battin ten pounds in addition to all such wages due to him at my death

Bequest Types

Names

To: Mrs Cooper (Niece)

I give and bequeath to my niece Mrs Cooper my gold watch.

Bequest Types

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Transcript

0001: In the Name of God Amen
0002: I Dame Mary D'Oyley of Henley upon Thames in the
0003: County of Oxford Widow being infirm in Body but (thanks
0004: to God) of sound and disposing mind memory and
0005: understanding considering the Uncertainties of this transitory
0006: life do therefore make publish and declare this my last
0007: Will and Testament in manner and Form following that
0008: is to say First and principally I recommend my Soul to
0009: God who gave it my Body I desire may be decently and
0010: privately intered in the parish Church [↑or Church] Yard of Cuxham
0011: in the said County of Oxford and that my Body may be
0012: conveyed thither in a Hearse Attended by one Mourning
0013: Coach and carried to the Grave by six poor Persons of
0014: Cuxham aforesaid without Pall Bearers and as to such
0015: Worldly Goods as God in his Goodness hath bestowed
0016: on me I Dispose thereof as followeth (that is to say) Whereas
0017: I live in a ready Furnished House belonging to Mr David
0018: Mapleton and have since my coming to reside therein
0019: purchased some Few articles of Household Furniture
0020: Implements and Utensils of Household Now I do hereby
0021: give and bequeath the same to the said David Mapleton
0022: for his own use Except the Bed Bedstead and Furniture
0023: belonging in which my Grand Daughter lies which I give
0024: to her and Except my Beareau which I give to my Niece
0025: Mrs Cooper Also I give and bequeath to Mrs Hutchinson
0026: who now lives with me all my wearing apparel as well
0027: Linnen [↑and Woollen] as Silk Also I give and bequeath unto my
0028: Servant James Battin the Sum of Ten Pounds over
0029: and above all such wages as shall be due to him at my
0030: decease Also I give and bequeath to my Niece Mrs Cooper
0031: my Gold Watch all the rest residue and remainder of
0032: my Estate and Effects Money Securities for Money Money
0033: in the Publick Funds and all other my personal Estate
0034: whatsoever and wheresoever and of what kind soever
0035: not herein before by me disposed of I give and bequeath to
0036: my Grand Daughter Maria Newcombe her Executors
0037: and Administrators for her and their own use and benefit
0038: and I will and direct that she shall receive the Interest
0039: of the Money due to me on Mortgage from my late
0040: Brother in Law Sir John D'Oyley deceased from time to
0041: time during her Minority as an addition to such pockett
0042: Expences as shall otherwise be thought proper to be
0043: allowed her and I do hereby appoint my Son in Law
0044: the Right Reverend Father in God William Lord Bishop
0045: of Waterford and Lismore in the Kingdom of Ireland
0046: Sole Executor of this my Will hereby revoking disannulling
0047: and declaring utterly void all former and other Will and
0048: Wills by me made and I do declare this only to be my
0049: true last Will In Witness whereof I the said Dame Mary
0050: D'Oley the Testatrix have to this my [↑Will] set my hand and
0051: Seal this Seventh day of June in the Year of our Lord
0052: one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty 
0053:
0054: Mary D'Oley [Seal]
0055:
0056: Signed Sealed published and declared by the said
0057: Dame Mary D'Oyley the Testatrix as and for her last
0058: Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her
0059: presence and at her request and in the presence of each
0060: other have Subscribed our names as Witnesses hereunto
0061:
0062: Jno Shipton
0063: Edw[ar]d Turton

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: Viv Greenwood
Author: Viv Greenwood
Checked by: Cynthia Robinson
Date posted: 03rd February 2014
Date modified: 04th March 2014

Comments

The surname of the Testatrix is spelt in various ways in the Will:- D'Oyly, D'Oley, D'Oyley.