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Will of Richard Carter

Occupation

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

Location

Gentleman of Henley upon Thames

Document reference: TNA PROB 11/652
First date: 19 December 1730
Probate date: 15 June 1732
Probate court: London

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Court Official: John Bettesworth
Witness: Thomas Cooper
Witness: Thomas Wootton
Witness: William Harrison
Executor: John Hunt

Bequests

To: Richard Carter (Kinsman)

I give to my kinsman Richard Carter of South Weston all my land lying in South Weston in the Common Fields for his life and after his death to my kinsman Thomas Ovey the younger and his Heirs forever.

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To: John Hunt (Kinsman)

I give to my kinsman John Hunt and his heirs my House, Messuage or Tenement wherein I now dwell, with the Malthouse belonging and the Garden.

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To: Ann Betteridge

I give to Ann Betteridge my House that Thomas Oliver last lived in with the two Granaries, and with free liberty to take water from the Pump at any time during her life. Immediately after her death I give the said House to my Kinsman John Hunt.

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To: Ann Betteridge

I give to Ann Betteridge all my household goods and moveables belonging to my bakehouse facing New Street

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To: Ann Betteridge

I give to Anna [sic] Betteridge the sum of twenty pounds to be paid unto her by my Executor within three months of my decease.

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To: Poor of South Weston

I give to the poor of the parish of South Weston two Guineas, to be divided amongst them immediately after my decease.

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To: John Hunt, Ann Betteridge

I give to my kinsman John Hunt and to Ann Betteridge all the house hold goods and moveables in my dwelling, to be equally divided between them share and share alike.

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To: John Lamden (Kinsman)

To John Lamden all my property known as the Bakehouse facing New Street with the advice of my kinsman John Hunt and Ann Betteridge

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Transcript

0001: In the Name of God Amen
0002: I Richard Carter of the Parish of Henley upon Thames in the
0003: County of Oxon Gent[leman] do make and Ordaine this my last Will and
0004: Testament in manner and forme Following my Will and desire is to be
0005: buryed at South Weston by my Executor hereinafter named Imprimis I
0006: give and bequeath unto my Kinsman Richard Carter of South Weston
0007: all my Lands lying and being in South Weston in the Common Fieles
0008: during his Naturall life and from and Immediately after his decease
0009: I do hereby give the said Lands unto my Kinsman Thomas Ovey the
0010: Younger and his Heirs for ever Item I give and bequeath unto my
0011: Kinsman John Hunt and his Heirs all that my House Messuage or
0012: Tenement wherein I now dwell with the Malthouse thereunto belonging
0013: and Garden Item I give and bequeath unto Ann Betterridge all that
0014: my House Messuage or Tenement that Thomas Oliver lately lived in
0015: with the two Grainneryes thereunto belonging with free Liberty
0016: to take Water from the Pump at any time during her Naturall life
0017: and from immediately after her Decease I give the said House
0018: Messuage or Tenement with the Appurtenances unto my Kinsman
0019: John Hunt and his Heirs Item I give and bequeath with the advice
0020: of Trust unto my Kinsman John Lamden all that my Messuage or
0021: Tenement called the Bakehouse faceing New Street with the advice
0022: of my Kinsman John Hunt and Ann Betteridge [↑Item] I give and bequeath
0023: unto my Kinsman John Hunt and to Ann Betteridge all my house
0024: hold Goods and Moveables wherein I now dwell to be equally
0025: divided between them Share and Share alike Item I give and bequeath
0026: unto Ann Betteridge all my Household goods and moveables belonging
0027: to my Bakehouse faceing New Street Item I give and bequeath unto
0028: Anna Betteridge the sume of twenty pounds to be paid unto her by
0029: my Executor hereafter named within three months next after my
0030: Decease Item I give and bequeath unto the poor of the parish of
0031: South Weston two Guineas to be divided amongst them to be paid
0032: by my Executor hereinafter named immediately after my Decease
0033: And Lastly I Constitute and Appoint my Kinsman John Hunt the
0034: only Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and I
0035: desire him to pay my Funerall Charges and to be buryed in a decent
0036: manner as he Shall think fitt and I Revoke all former Wills by me
0037: at anytime heretofore made Either by word or in Writing and do
0038: declare this to be my last Will and Testament only in Testimony
0039: whereof I the Said Richard Carter have hereunto Sett my hand and
0040: Seal the Nineteenth day of December in the third Year of King
0041: George the Second Anno Dom[ini] 1730
0042:
0043: [↑Richard Carter]
0044: Signed Seales published and declar[e]d
0045: by the Testator Richard Carter as and for his last Will and
0046: Testament in the presence of us who Subscribed our Names in his
0047: presence
0048: Thomas Wootton
0049: Tho[mas] Cooper
0050: W[illia]m Harrison

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: Viv Greenwood
Author: Viv Greenwood
Checked by: Cynthia Robinson
Date posted: 02nd March 2013
Date modified: 08th February 2014

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