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Will of Francis Holden

Occupation

  • 404: General Labourer (unspecified)

Location

Labourer of Henley upon Thames

Document reference: MS Oxon Wills 35/2/30
First date: 19 April 1718
Probate date: 23 May 1718
Probate court: Henley upon Thames

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Executrix: Mary Horne
(Daughter of the testator)
Witness: Thomas Corderoy
Witness: John Doe
Witness: Abell Dee
Court Official: George Cooper
Court Official: Charles Talbot
Court Official: John Irish
(Doctor of Laws)

Bequests

To: Mary Horne (Daughter)

I give to my daughter Mary Horne wife of James Horne the house in which I now live in Henley upon Thames

Location of property

Names

To: Francis Holden (Son)

I give to my son Francis Holden the sum of fifty pounds to be paid to him within two months after my death out of the sum of sixty pounds owing to me upon bond from [left blank] Beedle of Rotherfield Peppard yeoman

Bequest Types

Names

To: William Holden (Grand son)

I give to my grandson William Holden, son of my son Francis Holden, and to the six children of my son in law James Horne twenty shillings each

Bequest Types

Names

To: Francis Holden ; Mary Horne (Children)

I give all my household goods to my son Francis Holden and daughter Mary Horne in equal shares

Bequest Types

Names

To: Mary Horne (Daughter)

The residue of my goods, after payment of debts and funeral expenses, I give to my daughter Mary Horne

Bequest Types

Names

Transcript

0001: In the Name of God Amen I Francis Holden of Henley upon Thames in the County of
0002: Oxon labourer being sicke & weake but of Sound mind & understanding Doe make publish & declare this
0003: my Last will & Testament in manner & forme following And first & principally I comend my Soul into the
0004: hands of Almighty God trusting through the Meritts & mediac[i]on of my Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ to have
0005: remission of all my Sins & so to be made partaker of Everlasting life And my body I Comitt to the Earth to
0006: be decently buryed att the discretion of my Executrix herein after named And as for my worldly Estate
0007: which the Lord out of his Mercy hath bestowed upon me I Give & dispose thereof as followeth Impri[mi]s
0008: I Give & devise unto my Daughter Mary Horne wife of James Horne the House orchard Garden &
0009: appurten[an]ces wherein I now live in Henley upon Thames afores[ai]d To hold unto my Said Daughter Mary
0010: Horne & her heires for ever Item I give & devise unto my Son Francis Holden the Sum[m]e of Fifty
0011: pounds to be paid to him within two Months next after my decease out of the Sum[m]e of Sixty pounds which
0012: is owing to me upon Bond from [left blank] Beedle of Rotherfield peppard yeoman Item I give unto
0013: my Grandson William Holden Son of my Said Son Francis Holden the Sum[m]e of Twenty Shillings Item
0014: I give unto the Six Children of my Son in Law James Horne the Sum[m]e of Twenty Shillings a peice
0015: Item I give & devise all my household Goods whatsoever unto my Said Son Francis Holden &
0016: Daughter Mary Horne to be equally divided betweene them Share & Share alike Item all the rest
0017: & residue of my Goods & Chattells not before by me devised after payment of all my just debts &
0018: funerall Expences I give & devise unto my Said Daughter Mary Horne whome I make full & sole
0019: Executrix of this my last Will & Testament I revoke all wills by me formerly made And doe
0020: Declare this to be my last will & Testament onely And in Testimony thereof I the said Francis
0021: Holden have hereunto put my hand & Seale the Nineteenth day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord
0022: God 1718
0023:
0024: the marke of Francis X Holden
0025:
0026: Signed Sealed published & declared by
0027: the Testator Francis Holden as & for his
0028: last Will & Testam[en]t in pr[e]sence of us who
0029: subscribe our names in his pr[e]sence
0030:
0031: Tho[ma]s Corderoy
0032: John Doe
0033: Abell Dee

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: the author
Author: Tony Lynch
Checked by: Cynthia Robinson
Date posted: 20th January 2013
Date modified: 01st April 2014

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