Providing historical probate information for people from the Henley area

Will of Elizabeth West


  • 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: TNA PROB 11/493
First date: 08 August 1705
Probate date: 18 March 1706/7
Probate court: London

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Executrix: Mary Curteise
Relationship: Daughter
Other: Ralph Vinge
(One of two overseers. Each to receive two shillings and sixpence to buy gloves)
Other: Thomas Crewe
(One of two overseers. Each to receive two shillings and sixpence to buy gloves)
Witness: William Curtis
Relationship: Son in law
Witness: John Bennett
Witness: Solomon Sewen
Court Official: George Bramston
Court Official: Richard Raines


To: Mary Curteise (Employee)

I give to my daughter Mary Curteise, wife of William Curteise £100.

Bequest Types


To: William Curteise, Thomas West, Mary West (Grand children)

I give to my grandson, William Curteise £30; to my grandson Thomas West £60; and to my granddaughter Mary West £30. to be paid by the executrix when each child reaches 21 years. If any child die their sum to be divided between the survivor. The money is currently out at interest and no one to suffer for loss.

Bequest Types


To: Mary West (Grand daughter)

I give to Mary West all the goods I brought into William Curteise's house.

Bequest Types


0001: In the name of God Amen
0002: I Elizabeth West of Henly upon Thames in the County of Oxon
0003: Widdow being well in body and of sound and perfect memory all
0004: praise be given to Almighty God for the same doe make this my
0005: last Will and Testament in writeing in manner and forme
0006: following First and principally I give my Soule unto Almighty
0007: God who gave it me trusting assuredly through the mercies and
0008: merritts of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Eternally to be
0009: saved and as to my Temporall Estate which it hath pleased
0010: God [↑for] to bestow upon me I give the same as followeth my Will is
0011: and I give devise and bequeath unto my Loveing Daughter
0012: Mary the Wife of William Curteise the sum[m]e of one hundred
0013: pounds of Lawfull Money of England Item I give unto my
0014: Grandson William Curteise the sum[m]e of Thirty pounds of
0015: lawfull money of England to be paid by my Executrix hereafter
0016: named when he shall attaine the age of one and Twenty Years
0017: Item I give to my Grandson Thomas West the sume of
0018: Threescore pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid
0019: him when he shall attaine the age of one and Twenty Years Item
0020: I give unto my loveing Granddaughter Mary West the sume of
0021: Thirty pounds to be paid her when she shall attaine the age of
0022: one and Twenty Years Item I give-------the said Mary West
0023: all the goods which I brought into the house of the said William
0024: Curteise whereas the money lately given to the said persons
0025: afore named is out of Interest [↑now] my Will is that if any be lost by
0026: putting into ill hands the same shall be equally borne between the
0027: persons afore named my Will is that the sumes of money shall
0028: be put out to Interest for the use and benifitt of the said Thomas
0029: West and Mary West imediatly after my decease and if any
0030: of the said person and persons happen to dye before they recieve
0031: their money that then in such case it shall goe and fall to the surviv[or]
0032: of them and I make and ordaine the said Mary Curteise sole
0033: Executrix of this my last Will and do make Ralph Vinge and
0034: Thomas Crewe of Reading aforesaid overseers of this my last
0035: Will and doe give each of them two shillings and sixpence to
0036: buy them gloves and in Wittness this Present writing doe containe
0037:  my last Will and Testament I the said Eliz[abeth] West have hereunto
0038: sett my hand and seal the eight day of August Anno d[omi]ni one Thousand
0039: seven hundred and five
0041: The mark of Elizabeth West
0043: signed
0044: sealed published and declared by her the said Elizabeth West
0045: to be her last Will and Testament in the presence of
0046: William Curtis
0047: John Bennett
0048: Solo[man] Sewen

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: Adele
Author: Adele
Checked by: Cynthia Robinson
Date posted: 12th May 2013
Date modified: 28th June 2014