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Will of Jane Baynes


  • 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 11/837
First date: 10 June 1757
Probate date: 11 May 1758
Probate court: London

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Executrix: Jane Winter
Relationship: Niece
Witness: Elizabeth Hampton
Witness: H Sayer
Court Official: Arthur Collier
Court Official: George Lee Knight


To: Jane Winter (Niece)

I give to my niece Mrs Jane Winter the sum of twenty pounds.

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To: Robert Doyley

I give to the Reverend Mr Robert Doyley of Parmoas the sum of ten pounds for a ring.

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To: Jane Doyley

I give to Jane Doyley now wife of Mr James Ramsay my gold watch.

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To: Lettice Doyley

I give to Lettice Doyley my silver coffee pot and a pair of silver salvers.

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To: Richard Ovey (Nephew)

The residue of my money and personal estate I give to my nephew Richard Ovey three months after my death.  

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0001: In the Name of God Amen
0002: I Jane Baynes of Henley upon Thames in the County
0003: of Oxford Widow being of sound and perfect Mind and
0004: Memory (thanks be Almighty God for the same) do make
0005: publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner
0006: and form following (that is to say) I ask forgiveness for all my
0007: Sins of Almighty God and recommend my Soul to him in
0008: hopes of a Glorious resurrection at the great day of Judgment
0009: through the merits and mediation of my Lord and Saviour
0010: Jesus Christ and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently
0011: interred at the discretion of my Executor herein after named
0012: And as concerning my Worldly Substance and Effects as
0013: God hath been pleased to bless me with I give and bequeath
0014: the same as followeth Imprimis I give and bequeath to
0015: my Neice Mrs Jane Winter the Sum of twenty Pounds Item
0016: I give and bequeath To the Reverend Mr Robert Doyley
0017: of Parmoas the Sum of ten Pounds for a Ring Item I
0018: I give and bequeath to Miss Jane Doyley now Wife of Mr
0019: James Ramsay my Gold Watch Item I give and
0020: bequeath to Miss Lettice Doyley my Silver Coffee Pott Item
0021: I give and bequeath to Mrs Lettice Doyley a pair of Silver
0022: Salvers Item All the rest residue and remainder of my money
0023: and personal Estate after payment of my Legacies above
0024: mentioned and my Funeral Expenses I give and bequeath to
0025: my Nephew Mr Richard Ovey to be paid into his hands three
0026: months after my Decease Item I nominate constitute and
0027: appoint my Neice Mrs Jane Winter my full and sole Executrix
0028: of this my last Will and Testament ratifying and confirming
0029: that this and no other shall be my last Will and Testament In
0030: Witness whereof I the said Jane Baynes have hereunto set
0031: my hand and SealĀ the tenth day of June in the thirtieth Year of
0032: the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the
0033: Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King
0034: Defender of the Faith and in the year of our Lord one thousand
0035: seven hundred and fifty seven
0037: Jane Baynes
0039: Signed sealed
0040: published and declared by the said Jane Baynes the Testator
0041: who in her presence and at her request have subscribed our
0042: names as Witnesses hereunto
0044: Eliz[abeth] Hampton
0045: H Sayer

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: Viv Greenwood
Author: Viv Greenwood
Checked by: Anthony Lynch
Date posted: 13th May 2013
Date modified: 01st February 2014


The Church of England Clergy Database lists a Robert D'Oyley 1715-66, Vicar at Kirkburton (West Yorkshire); and Rector at Wickersley (South Yorkshire). Probate clause states thatĀ  Jane Winter is the wife of Henry Winter.