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Will of Francis Mason

Occupation

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

Location

Gentleman of Henley upon Thames

Document reference: TNA PROB 11/846
First date: 10 December 1741
Probate date: 20 May 1759
Probate court: London

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Executor: Thomas Mason
Relationship: Son
(Joint executor)
Executor: Henry Mason
Relationship: Son
(Joint executor)
Witness: Thomas Newell
Witness: Robert Hollaman
Witness: Catherine Cockey
Court Official: George Harris
Court Official: Edward Simpson

Bequests

To: John Mason (Son)

I give to my son John Mason and to his heirs forever my share in the wharf in Millford Lane in the Strand in the County of Middlesex.

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Names

To: John Mason (Son)

I give to my son John Mason the sum of twenty pounds to buy him mourning.

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To: Mary Mason (Daughter)

I give to my daughter, Mary Mason, one thousand pounds to be paid by my Executors within twelve months of my death and she shall receive the interest quarterly until the time of payment.

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To: Mary Mason (Daughter)

I give to my daughter Mary Mason the sum of ten pounds for her immediate support and maintenance to be paid by my executors within one month of my decease.

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To: Thomas Mason, Henry Mason (Sons)

I give to my sons Thomas and Henry Mason all my property, farm, land, woods and woodlands in the parish of Ipstone, Bucks, (currently occupied by myself, John Messenger, Kadman Messenger and John Seward or their tenants) for ever as tenants in common upon the express condition that if there should be more than one thousand pounds each on division of my estate after payment of my debts and expenses, then the residue should be shared equally between my sons Thomas, Henry and my daughter Mary Mason.

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To: Thomas Mason; Henry Mason; Mary Mason (Children)

Should the residue of my estate produce more than one thousand pounds each for to my two sons Thomas and Henry Mason, then my estate in excess of this two thousand pounds shall be divided between my sons Thomas and Henry and my daughter Mary, equally.

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Transcript

0001: In the Name of God Amen
0002: I Francis Mason of Henley Upon Thames in the County of
0003: Oxford Esquire being sick and weak in Body but of sound Mind
0004: Memory and Understanding do make publish and declare this to
0005: be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following
0006: and first and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of
0007: Almighty God who gave it me trusting through the Merits and
0008: Mediation of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to have remission
0009: of all my Sins and to be made partaker of everlasting Life and my
0010: Body I commit to the Earth to be buried in a decent but private
0011: manner at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named And
0012: as for the Worldly Estate which the Lord out of his Mercy hath
0013: bestowed upon me I give and dispose thereof as followeth In the
0014: first place I give devise and bequeath to my Son John Mason
0015: and to his Heirs for ever All that my Share or part of and in the
0016: Wharfe situate and being in Millford Lane in the Strand in the
0017: County of Middlesex Also I give unto my Son John Mason the
0018: sum of twenty pounds to buy him Mourning Also I give and
0019: bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Mason the Sum of one thousand
0020: Pounds to be paid her by my Executors within twelve Months after
0021: my decease And my Will is and I do hereby direct that my said
0022: Daughter Mary shall have Interest for the same from the time of
0023: my decease to the time of Payment thereof as aforesaid after the
0024: rate of four Pounds per Centum per Annum which said Interest
0025: shall be paid Quarterly by my Executors herein after named the first
0026: Payment whereof to begin and to be made the first Quarter day
0027: next after my decease Also I give to my said Daughter Mary
0028: Mason the sum of ten Pounds for her present support and
0029: Maintenance to be paid her by my Executors hereinafter named
0030: within one Month after my decease Also I give devise and
0031: bequeath All that my Messuage or Tenement Farm Lands
0032: Woods and Woodgrounds with the Hereditaments and
0033: Appurtenances thereto belonging situate standing lying and being
0034: in the Parish of Ipstone in the County of Oxford and Bucks or
0035: either of them together with all and singular Houses Outhouses
0036: Edifices and Buildings Hedges Ditches Mounds Fences Trees
0037: Woods Underwoods Ways Waters Easements and all other the rights
0038: Members and Appurtenances thereto belonging or in any wise
0039: appertaining (which said Premisses are now in the several
0040: Tenures or Occupations of my self John Messenger Kadman
0041: Messenger and John Seward their Undertenants or Assigns)
0042: Unto my Sons Thomas and Henry Mason To hold unto my
0043: said son Thomas and Henry Mason their Heirs Executors
0044: Administrators and Assigns for ever as Tenants in Common
0045: and not as Joynt Tenants Upon this Express Condition
0046: nevertheless that in Case upon the Division of my Estate and
0047: Effects between my said two Sons Thomas and Henry Mason
0048: there should be more than one thousand Pounds apeice after my
0049: just Debts and Funeral Expences are fully satisfied and paid and
0050: the Expences of the Proving of this my Will Then I do hereby
0051: direct that all the rest and residue of my said Estate and
0052: Effects that shall be more than the said one thousand Pounds
0053: apeice shall be equally divided between my said two Sons
0054: Thomas and Henry and my daughter Mary Mason share and
0055: share alike Also I constiute and appoint my said two Sons
0056: Thomas and Henry Mason joynt Executors of this my last
0057: Will and Testament To whom after Payment of my Just Debts
0058: Legacys and Funeral Expences I give and bequeath All the
0059: rest and residue of my reall and personal Estate whatsoever
0060: and wheresoever I revoke all Wills by me heretofore made or
0061: published and declare this to be my last Will and Testament
0062: only and in Testimony that this Writing is and contains my
0063: last Will and Testament I the said Francis Mason have
0064: hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of December in
0065: the fifteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George
0066: the Second by the Grace of God King of Great Britain France
0067: and Ireland Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the Year
0068: of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty one
0069:
0070: F Mason
0071:
0072: Signed sealed published declared and delivered by the said
0073: Francis Mason the Testator as and for his last Will and
0074: Testament in the presence of us and then Attested by us in his
0075: presence
0076:
0077: Tho[ma]s Newell
0078: Robert Hollaman
0079: Catherine Cockey
0080:  
0081:  

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: Viv Greenwood
Author: Viv Greenwood
Checked by: Cynthia Robinson
Date posted: 14th November 2013
Date modified: 20th April 2014