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Will of Mary Frost

Occupation

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

Location

Widow of Henley upon Thames

Document reference: TNA PROB 11/929
First date: 28 December 1761
Probate date: 30 June 1767
Probate court: London

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Executrix: Eleanor Cotton
(daughter of Mary Frost; in case of her insanity George Cotton, grandson of Testatrix to be Executor. Administration granted to Eleanor Cotton)
Witness: Robert Taylor
(Attorney at law, Maidenhead)
Witness: James Payn
Court Official: George Hay
Court Official: William Macham

Bequests

To: Richard Frost (Grand son)

I give to my grandson Richard Frost fifteen pounds to be paid within one month after my death and also one half of all my household goods and furniture in his house in Maidenhead, Berks (except one trunk of linen)

Bequest Types

Names

To: Mary Beardmore

I give to Mary Beardmore, wife of Jonathan Beardmore at the Five Bells in Barbican London, brass founder, five pounds to be paid within one month of my death.

Bequest Types

Names

To: Richard Cotton (Grand son)

I give to my grandson Richard Cotton, son of Thomas Cotton deceased late of Barbican, five and twenty shillings to be paid within one month after my death

Bequest Types

Names

To: Sarah Frost (See text)

I give to my great granddaughter Sarah Frost daughter of my grandson Richard Frost the sum of five and twenty shillings to be paid to him in trust and for the use and benefit of Sarah Frost within one month after my decease.

Bequest Types

Names

To: Eleanor Cotton (Daughter)

All the rest and residue of my estate, my trunk of linen, plate and wearing apparel, I give to my daughter Eleanor Cotton upon condition that if she is not sane at the time of my death then I give all my estate to my grandson George Cotton, in trust for her. In such Case I appoint the George Cotton my executor in trust to pay to her fourteen shillings a week from my death during her insanity.

Bequest Types

Names

To: Mrs Fisher

I give to [...] Fisher, Wife of Mr Fisher, of Henley, Brewer, one large silver spoon

Bequest Types

Names

Transcript

0001: In the Name of God Amen I
0002: Mary Frost of Henley upon Thames in the County of Oxford Widow
0003: being sick and weak in Body but of sound and perfect Mind and
0004: Memory Thanks be given to God for the same) do make publish
0005: and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form
0006: following First I commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty
0007: God who gave it me and my Body to the Earth from whence
0008: it came in in hopes of a joyful Resurrection through the Merits of
0009: my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and as for my worldly Estate
0010: wherewith it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me I dispose
0011: thereof as followeth that is to say In the first place my desire
0012: is that I may be buried in the Churchyard belonging to the
0013: parish Church of Henley upon Thames aforesaid and to be
0014: carried or conveyed there in a Hearse attended with one
0015: Mourning Coach and to have Six Men to carry me to the
0016: Grave to Whom I order the Sum of Two Shillings and Six
0017: pence each to be paid by my Executrix or Executor hereinafter
0018: named I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Richard Frost
0019: the Sum of Fifteen pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain
0020: to be paid to him within one month next after my decease
0021: and also One Moiety or half part of all my Household Goods
0022: and Furniture now Situate and being in the dwelling House
0023: of the said Richard Frost in the Town of Maidenhead in the
0024: County of Berks (except One Trunk of Linnen with two Locks
0025: upon it) to be delivered to him within one month after my
0026: decease by my Executrix or Executor hereinafter named and I
0027: do hereby Give and bequeath unto Mary Beardmore Wife of
0028: Jonathan Beardmore at the Five Bells in Barbican London
0029: Brass Founder the Sum of Five pounds of good and lawful Money
0030: of Great Britain to be likewise paid to her within one month
0031: after my decease by my Executrix or Executor hereinafter
0032: named I also Give and bequeath unto my Grandson Richard
0033: Cotton Son of Thomas Cotton late of Barbican aforesaid deceased
0034: the Sum of Five and Twenty Shillings to be paid him by my
0035: Executrix or Executor hereinafter named within one month
0036: after my decease and I also Give and bequeath to my Great
0037: Granddaughter Sarah Frost daughter of my said Grandson
0038: Richard Frost the Sum of Five and Twenty Shillings to be paid
0039: to my said Grandson Richard Frost In Trust and for the Use
0040: and benefit of my said Great Grandaughter Sarah Frost
0041: by my said Executrix or Executor hereinafter named within
0042: one month after my decease and all the rest and Residue
0043: of my Real and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever
0044: (after and subject to the payment of my just debts and
0045: Funeral Charges and the Legacys by me given as aforesaid)
0046: together with my said Trunk of Linnen and all my plate
0047: and Wearing Apparel I hereby Give devise and bequeath
0048: the same and every part thereof unto my daughter Eleanor
0049: Cotton her Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns and
0050: I hereby make constitute and appoint my said daughter
0051: Eleanor Cotton Executrix of this my last Will and Testament
0052: provided always and upon Condition nevertheless and my Mind
0053: and Will is and I hereby declare that in Case my said
0054: daughter Eleanor Cotton shall not be of sane Mind and Memory
0055: at the Time of my decease then and not otherwise I hereby
0056: Give devise and bequeath all my said real and personal
0057: Estate subject as aforesaid unto my Grandson George Cotton
0058: his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns In Trust
0059: for my said daughter Eleanor Cotton her Heirs Executors
0060: and Administrators and then in such Case as aforesaid
0061: I hereby make constitute and appoint the said George Cotton
0062: Executor of this my last Will and Testament In Trust as
0063: aforesaid he paying thereout unto my said daughter Eleanor
0064: Cotton the Sum of Fourteen Shillings every week commencing
0065: from the day of my decease as long as She shall continue
0066: insane and not longer to be at her own disposal In Witness
0067: whereof I the said Mary Frost the Testatrix have to this
0068: my last Will and Testament contained in two Sheets of paper
0069: set my Hand to the first Sheet and my hand and Seal to this
0070: last Sheet this Twenty Eighth day of December in the second
0071: year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by
0072: the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland
0073: King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of
0074: our Lord One thousand seven hundred and sixty one
0075:
0076: Mary Frost
0077: Signed Sealed published and declared by the said
0078: Mary Frost the Executrix as and for her last Will and
0079: Testament in the presence of us who have Subscribed our
0080: Names and Witnesses hereto in the presence of each other
0081: and in the presence and at the Request of the said Testatrix
0082:
0083: Rob[er]t Taylor of Maidenhead Attorney at Law
0084: Ja[me]s Payn Clerk to Mr Taylor
0085:  
0086: I do hereby give and bequeath unto [left blank] Fisher Wife of Mr
0087: Fisher of Henley upon Thames aforesaid Brewer One large
0088: silver spoon and I desire as this may be taken as part of
0089: my said last Will and Testament Witness my hand this
0090: said Twenty eighth Day of December in the year of our
0091: Lord One Thousand seven hundred and sixty one
0092:
0093: Mary Frost
0094: Witness Rob[er]t Taylor Jas Payn
0095:  

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: Viv Greenwood
Author: Viv Greenwood
Checked by: Cynthia Robinson
Date posted: 12th April 2013
Date modified: 12th March 2014

Comments

Administration was granted to Eleanor Cotton