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Will of Francis Fipps


  • 089: Bargeman, Lighterman, Waterman


Boatmaster of Henley upon Thames

Document reference: TNA PROB 11/533
First date: 23 March 1713/4
Probate date: 22 June 1713
Probate court: London

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Witness: Daniel Wyett
Witness: William Deoven
Witness: Thomas Floyd
Executor: Charles Bridgstocke
(Son-in-law of the testator, jointly with Edward Rockall)
Executor: Edward Rockall
(Son-in-law of the testator, jointly with Charles Bridgstocke)
Court Official: Henry Penrice
(Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Court of Canterbury)
Court Official: Charles Hedges
(Doctor of Laws of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Knight)


To: John Fipps; William Fipps (Sons)

I give all my estate to my two sons John Fipps and William Fipps to be equally devided between them.  

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To: William Fipps (Son)

I will that my son John Fipps shall at his own cost for the term of the apprenticeship of his brother William Fipps provide for his brother all those things I am now contractually obliged to provide him  

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0001: In the Name of God Amen
0002: I Francis Fipps of Henley upon Thames in the County of Oxon
0003: Boatemaster doe make ordaine and declare this to be my last
0004: Will and Testament in manner following Impr[im]is I will and
0005: desier That all such debts and moneys that I justly owe to
0006: any person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truely paid
0007: out of my reall and personall Estate which I now have by my twoe
0008: Executors herein after named By way of mortgage or otherwise
0009: of my said reall and personall Estate or otherwise as my said
0010: Two Executors in their discretions shall think most proper for the
0011: payment thereof hereby ratifying and confirming by these
0012: presents all and whatsoever my said Executors shall think fitt
0013: and most proper to be done for the good benefitt and advantage
0014: of my Twoe Sonns herein after named and payment of my afores[ai]d
0015: debts and im[m]ediately after my said debts and Sum[m]e and Sum[m]es
0016: of money which I doe now justly owe to any person or persons
0017: whatsoever and my funerall charges and expences paid and
0018: discharged I give devise and bequeath all my said Freehold
0019: reall and personall Estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my
0020: Twoe Sonns John Fipps and William Fipps and to their Heirs
0021: and Assignes for ever To be equally devided between them
0022: share and Share alike in every perticuler by my Two Execut[o]rs
0023: Item I will that my said Sonn John Fipps shall and will at his
0024: owne proper Costs and charges dureing the whole time and
0025: terme of the apprenticeship of his brother William Fipps my
0026: said Sonn provide and give unto his said brother all such
0027: things and apparrell as I the said Francis Fipps am oblidged
0028: to give provid and allow unto him by certaine Indentures or
0029: other writings and that without any allowance or account
0030: hereafter to be had made or rendred for the same and I doe
0031: hereby make and ordaine my Two Sons in Law Charles Bridgstocke
0032: and Edward Rockall my full and Sole Executors of this my last will
0033: and Testament and for what charges and expences soever they
0034: my said Executors shall happen to be put unto or lay out and
0035: expend by reason of this my said Will and Testament I will
0036: that the same shall bee reducted paid agained and allowed out
0037: of my said reall & Personall Estate unto them and I doe hereby
0038: revoke all former wills and Testaments by me att any time
0039: heretofore made and doe publish and declare this to bee my last
0040: will and Testament In testimony whereof I the said Francis
0041: Fipps have to this my last Will and Testament put my hand
0042: and Seale the three and Twentieth day of March in the twelfth
0043: yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lady Anne by the Grace
0044: of God of Great Brittaine France and Ireland Queene Defender of
0045: the Faith &c Annoq[u]e D[omi]ni 1713
0047: The marke of Francis Fipps
0049: Signed Sealed published and Declared as and for the last will and
0050: Testament of the s[ai]d Francis Fipps in the p[re]sence of us (who have
0051: attested y[e] same) in the p[re]sence of the said Testator
0053: William ?Deoven
0054: Daniell Wyett
0055: Tho[mas] Floyd

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: the author
Author: Tony Lynch
Checked by: Cynthia Robinson
Date posted: 05th February 2013
Date modified: 20th March 2014


First date (of signing) of the will is given as it appears in the will and not adjusted for the calendar change so that this should remain earlier than the probate date