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Will of George Hampshire

Occupation

  • 415: Not stated

Location

of Henley upon Thames

Document reference: TNA PROB 11/878
First date: 15 July 1757
Probate date: 17 July 1762
Probate court: London

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Witness: Thomas Newell
Witness: John Plaistow
Witness: Matthew Thomas
(Clerk to Mr Newell)
Court Official: Edward Simpson
Executrix: Mary Newell
Relationship: Daughter
(Wife of William Newell)
Executrix: Elizabeth Moor
Relationship: Daughter
(Wife of Charles Moor)

Bequests

To: Elizabeth Moor (Daughter)

For my daughter Elizabeth Moor,  I confirm the settlement of the Ensum estate (believed to be worth eight hundred pounds); and the residue of my estate to be shared equally with my daughter Mary Newell.  However, should the value of my bequest to my other daughter Mary Newell (money and estate at Bisham) exceed eight hundred pounds, then Elizabeth shall be entitled to take any difference from my residue before it is shared by my two daughters, so that both daughters have equal fortunes.

Bequest Types

Names

To: Mary Newell (Daughter)

To my daughter Mary Newell, my other estate called Applehouse Farm, in Bisham, now let to John Crease and a house lately occupied by the Widow Gunnell.   As Mary has already received seven hundred and fifty pounds,  if the value of the Bisham property with this money exceeds the value of the Ensum estate given to Elizabeth (estimated at £800), then Elizabeth can take the balance out of the residue of my estate before it is shared between my daughters.

Bequest Types

Location of property

Names

To: Daniel Woodroffe (Son in law)

To my son in law Daniel Woodroffe, my lands and farm at Burchett Green, Bisham, for his life and after his death to my grand daughter Ann Woodroffe.   I give him a further two hundred and ninety pounds, in addition to the five hundred and fifty pounds already given to him.

Bequest Types

Location of property

Names

To: George Crockford (Grand son)

To my grandson, George Crockford, son of Mary Newell, one hundred pounds at the age of 21, out of his mother Mary's inheritance.  To be invested at 4% interest and the income to be applied for his education and maintenance.

Bequest Types

Names

To: James Eglesfield (Son in law)

To my son in law, James Eglesfield, one guinea to buy a ring

Bequest Types

Names

To: Nathaniel Micklem (Friend)

To my friend Nathaniel Micklem, of Cockpole, and his wife, one guinea to buy a ring

Bequest Types

Names

To: John Crease (See text)

To my tenant, John Crease, one guinea to buy a ring

Bequest Types

Names

Transcript

0001: In the Name of God Amen
0002: I George Hampshire of Henley upon Thames in the
0003: County of Oxford do make publish and declare this to
0004: be my last Will and Testament in manner and form
0005: following (that is to say) In the first place I hereby
0006: ratify and confirm the Settlement of my Estate at
0007: Ensum on my daughter Elizabeth Moor I give and
0008: bequeath to my Son in Law Daniel Woodroffe All that
0009: my Farm Lands and Hereditaments lying at Burches
0010: Green in the parish of Bisham in the County of Berks
0011: and called or known by the name of Corderoys Farm
0012: To hold to my said Son in Law Daniel Woodroffe and
0013: his Assigns for and during the Term of his natural
0014: Life and from and after his decease I give and
0015: bequeath the said Messuage or Tenement Farm and
0016: Lands to my Grand daughter Ann Woodroffe her
0017: Executors Administrators and Assigns during All the
0018: rest residue and remainder of the Term and Time I
0019: have to come therein And whereas I have already
0020: given to my Son in Law Daniel Woodroffe in different
0021: payments Five hundred and fifty pounds Now I
0022: hereby give to him the further sum of Two hundred
0023: and ninety pounds to be paid to him by my Executrixes
0024: herein after named twelve months after my decease
0025: which is the whole I intend him under this my Will
0026: I give to my daughter Mary Newell All that my
0027: other Estate lying and being in the parish of Bisham
0028: aforesaid and called or known by the name of
0029: Applehouse Farm and now rented of me by John
0030: Crose and a Dwelling house lately occupied by the
0031: Widow Gunnell and all my Right Title and Interest
0032: of in and to the same To hold to my said daughter
0033: Mary Newell her Executors Administrators and
0034: Assigns for and during all the rest residue and
0035: remainder of the Term and Time I have therein I
0036: give to my Grandson George Crockford son of my
0037: said daughter Mary Newell the sum of One hundred
0038: pounds to be paid to him at the age of twenty one
0039: years out of the Estate above devised to his Mother
0040: with Interest for the same after the rate of Four
0041: Pounds per Cent per Annum to be applied towards
0042: his Maintenance and Education and hereby charge
0043: the same with the payment of both the principal
0044: sum of One hundred pounds and Interest as aforesaid
0045: I give to my Friend Mr Nathaniel Micklem of
0046: Cockpole and his Wife, to my son in Law James
0047: Eglesfield and to the said John Crease the sum of
0048: one Guinea each to buy them a Ring. Whereas the
0049: Estate above mentioned to be settled on my daughter
0050: Elizabeth Moor is worth in my Opinion the sum of
0051: Eight hundred pounds and it being my desire that my
0052: daughters Mary Newell and Elizabeth Moors
0053: Fortunes shall be as equal as possible I hereby direct
0054: that the Estate settled on my daughter .........
0055: [one and a third lines drawn over] ....................
0056: Elizabeth Moor is worth in my Opinion the sum of
0057: Eight hundred pounds and that the sum of Seven
0058: hundred and fifty pounds I have already given to my
0059: daughter Mary Newell with the Estate above given to
0060: her shall be valued by my Friend Mr Nathaniel
0061: Micklem and my Tenant John Crease or the Survivor of
0062: them within three months after my Decease and that so
0063: much as the said Estate given to my said daughter
0064: Mary Newell with the seven hundred and fifty pounds
0065: above mentioned to be given [↑to] her shall exceed Eight
0066: hundred pounds I direct my daughter Elizabeth Moor
0067: to take out of the residue of my Effects before any
0068: division be made in order that her Estate of Eight
0069: hundred pounds may be made equal with my said
0070: other daughter Mary Newell and after their said
0071: Fortunes are made equal, after payment of my debts
0072: Legacies and funeral Expences I hereby give and
0073: bequeath all the rest and residue of my other Estate or
0074: Effects whatsoever unto my said daughters Mary Newell
0075: and Elizabeth Moor to be equally divided between them
0076: share and share alike And I do hereby constitute and
0077: appoint my said daughters Mary Newell and Elizabeth
0078: Moor joint Executrixes of this my last Will and
0079: Testament I revoke all former Wills by me at any
0080: time heretofore made and declare this to be my last
0081: Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said George
0082: Hampshier have hereunto set my hand and seal the
0083: fifteenth day of July in the Year of our Lord one
0084: thousand seven hundred and fifty seven.
0085:
0086: George Hampshier
0087: Signed sealed published and declared by
0088: the said George Hampshier the Testator as and for
0089: his last Will and Testament in the presence of us
0090: who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses
0091: in the presence of the said Testator
0092: Tho[ma]s Newell
0093: John Plaistow
0094: Matt[he]w Thomas Clerks to Mr Newell

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: Hilary
Author: Hilary Fisher
Checked by: Cynthia Robinson
Date posted: 25th September 2013
Date modified: 29th March 2014

Comments

The heading and introduction to this copy of the will spells the name "Hampshire" The Testator is referred to at the end and apparently signs "Hampshier" In the Grant of Probate Mary Newell is described as the wife of William Newell Elizabeth Moor is described as the wife of Charles Moor The line 30 John Crose has been overwritten and should presumably read "Crease"