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Will of Mary Taylor

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 11/716
First date: 04 December 1741
Probate date: 15 February 1741/2
Probate court: London

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Executor: Harry Dean
(Cousin of the Testatrix)
Executor: John Corder(o)y
(Probate clause names John Corderoy otherwise Cordery as Executor with Harry Austin Dean(e))
Witness: Thomas Cooper
Witness: Thomas Newell
Witness: Barton Franklin
Court Official: John Bettesworth

Bequests

To: Moses Taylor (Son)

To my son Moses Taylor, seventy five pounds, to be paid as to five pounds within two months after my death and seventy pounds within nine months of my death

Bequest Types

Names

To: Ralph Taylor; Mary Taylor; Martha Taylor; Dorothy Taylor (Grand children)

To my grandchildren, Ralph, Mary, Martha and Dorothy Taylor, children of my late son Ralph Taylor deceased, sixty pounds to be divided equally between them, to be paid to their Mother, and be paid to Ralph at the age of twenty one and Mary, Martha and Dorothy at the earlier of the age of eighteen or at their marriage and in the event of death of any of them, then to the survivors

Bequest Types

Names

To: Mary Cornwell; Martha Cornwell (Grand daughter)

To my grandchildren Mary and Martha Cornwell sixty pounds to be equally shared to be paid to their father Charles Cornwell nine months from my death and to be paid to them at the earlier of the age of sixteen or their marriage and in the event of the death of one of them to the survivor

Bequest Types

Names

To: Jonas Burgis; Ann Burgis (Grand children)

To my grandson Jonas Burgis and grandaughter Ann Burgis eighty pounds to be divided between them equally, but the money to be left with my cousin Harry Austin Dean, and  forty pounds to be paid to Jonas at the age of twenty one with interest and forty pounds to be paid to Ann at the age of eighteen or her marriage if earlier, with interest.  If either dies before the legacy is due then that legacy to the survivor

Bequest Types

Names

To: Aaron Dean (Brother)

To my brother Aaron Dean ten pounds to be paid nine months after my death

Bequest Types

Names

To: Sarah Higgs (Servant)

To my maid servant Sarah Higgs five pounds, in addition to her wages due at my death to be paid within one month of my death, my two beds and bedsteads, linen and woollen in the room and buttery where I live and my clothes.

Bequest Types

Names

To: Thomas Simmonds (Son in law)

To my son in law Thomas Simmonds one guinea to buy him a ring

Bequest Types

Names

To: Stephen Taylor (Son)

To my son Stephen who has been missing, sixty pounds to be held by my Executors for two years but if they have not heard from him in that time then the sixty pounds and my remaining money to be divided amongst all my grandchildren

Bequest Types

Names

To: Harry Austin Dean: John Corder(o)y

To my cousin Harry Austin Dean and John Corder(o)y Draper five pounds each for the execution of my will

Bequest Types

Names

To: Ralph Taylor; Mary Taylor; Martha Taylor; Dorothy Taylor; Mary Cornwell; Martha Cornwell; Jonas Burgis; Ann Burgis (Grand children)

To my grandchildren all the residue of my estate

Bequest Types

Names

Transcript

0001: In the Name of God Amen
0002: I Mary Taylor of Henley upon Thames in the County of Oxford
0003: Widow being of sound and disposing Mind Memory and
0004: understanding do make publish and declare this to be my last
0005: Will and Testament in manner and form following First and
0006: principally I commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty
0007: God my Creator hoping through the Merits and Mediation of my
0008: Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to have Remission of all my
0009: sins and to be made partaker of Everlasting Life And my
0010: Body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the
0011: Discretion of my Executors hereafter named And as for my Worldly
0012: Estate which the Lord out of his Mercy hath bestowed upon me
0013: I give and dispose thereof as followeth That is to say [↑I give
0014: and bequeath unto my Son Moses Taylor the sum[m]e of seventy
0015: five pounds to be paid unto him by my Executors herein after
0016: named in manner and form following (that is to say)] Five
0017: Pounds part thereof within two Months next after my
0018: Decease and the remaining Seventy pounds within nine Months
0019: next after my Decease Also I give and bequeath unto my
0020: four Grand Children To Wit Ralph Mary Martha and Dorothy
0021: Taylor Son and Daughters of my late Son Ralph Taylor dec[eas]ed
0022: the sum of Sixty pounds to be equally divided between them
0023: share and share alike which said Sum of sixty pounds my Will
0024: is shall be paid into the Hands of their Mother nine Months
0025: after my Decease whose Receipt shall be a sufficient discharge to
0026: my Executors for the same And I hereby desire her to take
0027: care of it for them and to pay it to them in manner following
0028: That is to say The Share or part of my Grandson Ralph
0029: Taylor at the Age of Twenty one Years and the Share of my
0030: Grandaughters at the Age of eighteen Years or day of Marriage
0031: which shall first happen and upon the Death of either of them their
0032: share to go to the Survivors Also I give and bequeath unto
0033: my two Grand Children Mary and Martha Cornwell the sum
0034: of sixty Pounds to be equally divided between them to be paid
0035: by my Executors hereafter named into their Father Charles
0036: Cornwells Hands nine Months after my Decease And my Will is
0037: and I do desire the said Charles Cornwell to take care of it for
0038: them and to pay it to them at the Age of sixteen Years or day of
0039: Marriage And in case either of them should die before that Age
0040: Then the share of her so dying shall go to the survivor Also I
0041: give and bequeath to my Grandson Jonas Burgis and my Grand
0042: Daughter Ann Burgis the Sum of Eighty pounds to be equally
0043: divided between them share and share alike which said Sum of
0044: Eighty pounds my Will is shall be left in the Hands of my Cozen
0045: Harry Austin Dean and be by him paid to my said Grand
0046: Children in manner following That is to say Forty pounds part
0047: thereof to my Grandson Jonas Burgis when he shall have
0048: attained the Age of Twenty one Years with such Interest for
0049: the same as he can make of it from the time of my Decease
0050: and Forty Pounds the Residue thereof to my Grandaughter
0051: Ann Burgis when she shall [↑have] attained the Age of eighteen Years
0052: or day of Marriage with like Interest from the time of my
0053: Decease but in case either of them should die before his or her
0054: Legacy shall become due Then I give the Legacy of him or her
0055: so dying to the Survivor Also I give and bequeath unto my
0056: Brother Aaron Dean the Sum of ten pounds to be paid him by
0057: my Executors herein after named nine Months after my Decease
0058: Also I give to my Maid Servant Sarah Higgs the Sum of five
0059: pounds over and above her Wages which shall be due to her at
0060: the time of my Decease for her Honesty Care and Diligence
0061: to be paid her by my Executrix hereafter named within one Month
0062: after my Decease Also I give unto my said Maid Servant Sarah
0063: Higgs my two Beds and Bedsteads and all my Linnen Woolen
0064: and Household Goods in the Room and Buttery wherein I now
0065: live And all my Wearing Apparell of what nature or kind soever
0066: Also I give and bequeath unto my Son in Law Thomas
0067: Simmonds one Guinea to buy him a Ring Whereas there will
0068: be some Money remaining after the Legacys above mentioned
0069: are paid and Whereas my son Stephen Taylor has been long
0070: missing and not heard of by me for some Years Now my Will
0071: is that my Executors shall retain in their Hands the Money that
0072: remains after the Legacys are paid for the space of two Years
0073: and in case they shall in that Time hear of my said Son Stephen
0074: that then they shall pay to him the Sum of Sixty Pounds but if
0075: they should not hear of him in that time then I hereby
0076: direct that the said Sum of sixty pounds together with all the
0077: Money that remains shall be equally divided amongst all my
0078: Grand Children herein before mentioned Also I give and bequeath
0079: unto my Cousin Harry Austin Dean and John Cordery of Henley
0080: upon Thames in the County of Oxford Draper the Sum of five
0081: pounds apeice for the Trouble they may have in the due
0082: performance and Execution of this my Will and I do hereby
0083: constitute and appoint the said Harry Austin Dean and the said
0084: John Cordery full and sole Executors of this my last Will and
0085: Testament and it is my Desire and I do hereby direct them to
0086: bury me at Hambledon in the County of Bucks as near my
0087: dear Mother Eleaner Wooton as can be All the Rest and Residue
0088: of my Estate whatsoever and wheresoever (not herein before
0089: given and disposed of after payment of my just Debts Legacys and
0090: Funeral Expences I give and bequeath unto and amongst all my
0091: Grand Children herein mentioned to be divided amongst them
0092: share and share alike I revoke all Wills by me heretofore made
0093: and declare this to be my last Will and Testament only and In
0094: Testimony that this Writing is and contains my last Will and
0095: Testament I the said Mary Taylor have hereunto set my Hand
0096: and Seal this fourth day of December in the fifteenth Year of the
0097: Reign of Our Soveraign Lord George the second by the Grace of
0098: God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the
0099: Faith And in the Year of our Lord God One Thousand seven Hundred
0100: and Forty one
0101:
0102: Mary Taylor
0103:
0104: Signed Sealed published
0105: and declared by the said Mary Taylor the Testatrix as and for her
0106: last Will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribed Our
0107: Names as Witnesses in her presence and at her request
0108: Tho[mas] Cooper
0109: Tho[ma]s Newell
0110: Barton Franklin

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: the author
Author: Cynthia
Checked by: Anthony Lynch
Date posted: 01st May 2013
Date modified: 08th July 2014