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Will of Hagar Hester


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


Widow of Henley upon Thames

Document reference: TNA PROB 11/662
First date: 16 January 1732/3
Probate date: 02 November 1733
Probate court: London

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Executor: William Guy
(also a witness to the Will)
Witness: William Guy
(also Executor)
Witness: Robert Stokes
Witness: Thomas Hackman
Court Official: George Lee
Court Official: John Bettesworth


To: Elizabeth Guy (Grand daughter)

To my Grand daughter Elizabeth Guy, wife of William Guy, Maltster, of Henley, my three properties in the parish of Remenham, Berks, in the occupation of Edward Norman and William Page; and my real and personal estate

Bequest Types

Location of property



0001: In the Name of God Amen
0002: I Hagar Hester of Henly upon Thames in the County of
0003: Oxon widow being of sound mind memory and understanding do
0004: make publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in
0005: manner and forme following And first and principally I commend
0006: my soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creator trusting thro'
0007: the merits and mediation of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to
0008: have remission of all my sinns and to be made partaker of
0009: Everlasting life And my body I committ to the Earth to be decently
0010: buryed att the discretion [↑of my Executor] hereafter named and as for my
0011: Worldly Estate which the Lord out of his mercy hath bestowed
0012: upon me I give and dispose thereof in manner and forme following
0013: (that is to say) Item I give and devise unto my Grandaughter Elizabeth
0014: Guy wife of William Guy the Younger of Henley upon Thames
0015: aforesaid Malster all those my three Messuages Cottages or Tenements
0016: with the Gardens Orchards Backsides and all and singular other the
0017: hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging scituate and
0018: being in the Parish of Renmham alias Remenham in the County of
0019: Berks in the severall tenures or occupations of Edward Norman and
0020: William Page and also all other my reall and personall Estate
0021: whatsoever and wheresoever nott herein before given or devised
0022: To hold unto the said Elizabeth Guy her heires Executors Administ[rato]rs
0023: and assignes for ever Item I do hereby constitute and appoint the
0024: said William Guy full and sole Executor of this my last Will and
0025: Testament And I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me heretofore
0026: made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament [↑only] In testimony
0027: whereof I the said Hagar Hester have to this my last Will and
0028: Testament sett my hand and seale this sixteenth day of January
0029: anno dom[ini] one thousand seaven hundred thirty and two
0031: the marke of Hagar Hester
0033: Signed Sealed published and declared by the said
0034: Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us
0035: who subscribed our names in the presence of the said Testatrix
0037: William Guy
0038: Robert Stokes
0039: Tho[ma]s Hackman

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: Hilary
Author: Hilary Fisher
Checked by: Cynthia Robinson
Date posted: 19th February 2013
Date modified: 03rd April 2014