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Will of Richard Butler

Occupation

  • 236: Grocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, Dealer

Location

Grocer of Henley upon Thames

Document reference: ORO MSS Oxon Wills 116/5/27
First date: 07 July 1724
Probate date: 22 January 1724/5
Probate court: Henley

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Witness: Rich[ard] Baldwin
Witness: John Brinkus
Witness: Fran[cis] Blandy
Executrix: Ruth Butler
Court Official: Theophile Williams
Court Official: John Irish

Bequests

To: Ruth Butler (Wife)

To my wife Ruth all my property in the parish of Sonning in the possession of Leonard Stevens for her and her assigns during her life and after her death  to my nephew Richard Butler his heirs and assigns for ever

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To: Ruth Butler (Wife)

To my wife Ruth Butler all my four tenements and premises in Friday Street

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To: William Butler (Brother)

To my brother William Butler all my property and farmlands in Harpsden now in the possession of Michael Fowler for his life and after his death I give my estate to my nephew William Butler

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To: Anne Barns (Sister)

To my sister Anne Barns thirty pounds to be paid within six months of my death

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To: John Butler (Nephew)

To my nephew John Butler my two cottages in Harpsden which I hold by lease from Henry Hall together with my lease and term of years and interest

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To: Richard Butler (Father)

To my father Richard Butler the weekly sum of four shillings to be paid by my wife every Monday morning at her house

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To: Ruth Butler (Wife)

To my wife the residue of my estate

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Transcript

0001: In the name of God amen I Richard Butler of Henley upon Thames in
0002: the County of Oxon Grocer Do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner
0003: and form following Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my dear and Loving wife
0004: Ruth Butler All my Messuage or Tenement Farm lands hereditaments Estate and p[re]misses
0005: with the appurtenances Scituate and being in the parish of Sonning and County of Oxon now
0006: in the possession of Leonard Stevens To hold to her and her Assignes for & during the Term
0007: of her naturall life and from and after her decease I give and bequeath all my afores[ai]d
0008: Estate and p[re]misses in the parish of Sonning To my Nephew Richard Butler and his heires and
0009: assignes for ever Item I give and bequeath unto my said dear and Loving wife Ruth
0010: Butler All those my four Tenements and p[re]misses with the appurtenances in Fryday Street in
0011: the parish of Henley upon Thames af[ore]s[ai]d To hold to her, her heires and assignes for ever Item
0012: I give and bequeath unto my Brother William Butler All my Messuage or Tenement Farm lands
0013: hereditaments Estate and p[re]misses with the appurtenances scituate & being in the parish of
0014: harpsden al[ia]s Harding in the County of Oxon af[ore]s[ai]d now in the possession of Michaell Fowler
0015: Yeoman To hold to him and his Assignes for & during the Term of his naturall life &
0016: from and after his decease I give and bequeath all my af[ore]s[ai]d Estate and p[re]misses in the
0017: parish of harpsden al[ia]s Harding and now in the possession of the s[ai]d Michaell Fowler To my
0018: Nephew William Butler and his heires and Assignes for ever Item I give and bequeath
0019: unto my Sister Anne Barns the Sum[m]e of thirty pounds to be paid her within six months
0020: next after my Decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Nephew John Butler All those
0021: my Two Cottages or Tenements and p[re]misses with the appurtenances in the Mann[er] of Harpsden
0022: al[ia]s Harding af[ore]s[ai]d which I hold by Lease from Henry Hall Esq[uire] Together with my Lease
0023: thereof and Term of years Estate and Interest therein To hold to my said Nephew John
0024: Butler his Exec[utors] Adm[inistrators] and Assignes Item I give and bequeath unto my Father Richard
0025: Butler the clear weekly su[m]me of four shillings to be paid him by my said Loving wife Ruth
0026: Butler every monday morning during the Term of his naturall life at her dwelling place and
0027: out of my Estate herein given her all which I do hereby charge and make lyable to the
0028: payment thereof And Lastly all the rest and residue of my Estate wheresoever & whatsoever
0029: after my debts Legacies and funerall expenses are paid and satisfied I give devise and bequeath
0030: unto my said dear and Loving wife Ruth Butler whom I do hereby make and Ordain the full &
0031: Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, Revoking all former Wills by me at any tyme
0032: heretofore made I do publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament and no other
0033: In Witness whereof I the said Richard Butler the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament
0034: Set my hand & seal this Seventh day of July Anno D[omi]ni 1724
0035:
0036: Richard Butler
0037: Signed sealed published declared and delivered by the said
0038: Richard Butler the Testator as & for his last Will & Testament
0039: in the p[re]sence of us and then attested by us in his p[re]sence
0040: Rich[ard] Baldwin
0041: John Brinkus
0042: Fran[cis] Blandy

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: the author
Author: Cynthia
Checked by: Anthony Lynch
Date posted: 19th January 2013
Date modified: 07th February 2014

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