Providing historical probate information for people from the Henley area

Will of George Parr


  • 175: Painter, Glazier


Glazier of Henley upon Thames

Document reference: TNA PROB 11/817
First date: 27 March 1753
Probate date: 20 August 1755
Probate court: London

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Executor: John Keen
Relationship: Uncle
Witness: John Maskall
Witness: Elizabeth Sayer
Witness: H Sayer
Court Official: George Lee
Court Official: George Harris


To: Humphry Gainsborough

To Mr. Gainsburrow, the dissenting Minister, providing he continues to be at Henley at my death, the sum of five pounds

Bequest Types


To: Ann Hester (Servant)

To my servant maid, Ann Hester, ten pounds; and my wife's clothes providing she is living with me at the time of my death.

Bequest Types


To: William Parr (Kinsman)

To my Kinsman, William Parr, all my working tools and utensils of my trade, on condition he is living with me at my death.

Bequest Types


To: John Keen (Uncle)

To my Uncle John Keen, all the residue of my estate including household goods and shop goods; debts, money and personal estate.

Bequest Types



0001: In the Name of God Amen
0002: I George Parr of the Town of Henley upon Thames in the County
0003: of Oxford Glazier being of sound and perfect Mind and Memory
0004: (thanks be Almighty God for the same) do make and ordain
0005: this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form
0006: following (that is to say) Principally and first of all I
0007: recommend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God that
0008: gave it and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently
0009: interred at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named
0010: and as concerning my Worldly Substance and Effects as God
0011: have been pleased to bless me with I give devise and bequeath
0012: the same as follows Imprimis I give devise and bequeath to
0013: my beloved Friend Mr Gainsburrow our Dissenting Minister the
0014: Sum of five Pounds if he continues at Henley upon Thames at
0015: the Time of my Decease to be paid by my Executor one Month
0016: after my decease Item I give devise and bequeath to my
0017: Servant Maid Ann Hester the sum of ten Pounds to be paid by
0018: my Executor one Month after my Decease Likewise I give
0019: my said Servant Ann Hester all my Wifes Wearing Apparel
0020: as shall be found in my House at my Decease Upon condition
0021: that she lives with me at the Time of my Decease Item I
0022: give devise and bequeath to my Kinsman William Parr all
0023: my Working Tools and Utensils belonging to my Working
0024: Trade upon Condition that he lives with me at the Time of
0025: my Decease Item all the Rest Residue and Remainder of all
0026: and singular my Household Goods Shop Good Money Security
0027: for Money Book Debts and personal Estate whatsoever and
0028: wheresoever of what Nature Kind or Quality soever the same
0029: be after my just Debts are paid and Funeral Expences are
0030: discharged I give devise and bequeath to my Uncle John Keen
0031: whom I constitute and appoint my full and sole Executor of
0032: this my last Will and Testament ratifying and confirming
0033: that this and no other shall be my last Will and Testament In
0034: Witness whereof I the said George Parr have hereunto set
0035: my Hand and Seal the twenty seventh day of March in
0036: the Year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred fifty and
0037: three
0039: George Parr
0041: Signed sealed published and declared
0042: by the said George Parr the Testator who in his Presence
0043: and at his Request have subscribed our Names at Witnesses
0044: hereunto
0046: John Maskall
0047: Eliz[abeth] Sayer
0048: H. Sayer

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: the author
Author: Cynthia
Checked by: Anthony Lynch
Date posted: 04th March 2014
Date modified: 01st May 2014