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Will of Robert Undarwood

Occupation

  • 399: General shopkeeper, dealer

Location

Dealer of Henley upon Thames

Document reference: TNA PROB 11/751
First date: 19 June 1744
Probate date: 11 November 1746
Probate court:

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Witness: Luke Adams
Other: William Gyfford
(Trustee)
Other: John Walker
(Trustee)
Other: Tomas Pen
(Trustee - renouncing)
Witness: Thomas Newell
(Witness to will after the death of the testator)
Court Official: Henry Stevens

Bequests

To: Elizabeth Undarwood (Daughter)

I give to my daughter Elizabeth Undarwood my entire estate, having paid the other legacies  

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Names

To: Jeams Undarwood (Brother)

I give to my brother Jeams Undarwood fifteen pounds a year for his life and then to return to my daughter  

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Names

To: Mar Undarwood (Sister)

I give to my sister Marthe twenty pounds to be paid her within six months of my death    

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To: Bulney (Sister)

Twenty pounds to my sister Bulney to be paid her within six months of my death  

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Names

To: Henarey Dee

I give to Henarey Dee ten pounds to be paid her within six months (of my death)  

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Names

To: Edward Field

I give to Ed: Field of Windsor living with Mr Right ten Pounds to be paid him in six months (of my death)  

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Names

To: Aunt Harison; Susana Mountaney; Molley Mountaney (Aunt)

I give to my Aunt Harison ten pounds, to Susana Mountaney ten pounds and to Molley Mountaney ten pounds all to be paid within six months of my death and ask that they will bring up my daughter as they think fit, being paid for this by my trustees  

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To: William Gyfford

I give to my friend Will[iam] Gyfford the 'Beast House' I shall die possessed of and ten pounds

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To: Mary Bentley (Servant)

I give to Mary Bentley my Servant ten pounds to be paid within six months (of my death)  

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Names

To: William Gyfford; John Walker; Tomas Pen

I give to William Gyfford, to John Walker of Bix and to my friend Tomas Pen, servant to Esquire Pen of Feans in Berkshire, twenty pounds each  

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Transcript

0001: In the Name of God Amen
0002: I Robert Undarwood of Henley upon Thames in the County of
0003: Oxford Dealer being in bodily health and of sound Mind Memory
0004: and understanding but calling to Mind the uncertainty of this Life
0005: and being willing to Settle my Temporal Affairs Do make publish
0006: and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form
0007: as follows that is to say I give to my Dear beloved Daughter
0008: Elizabeth Undarwood all that I am possessed of Paying those
0009: Legacys I shall after mention It[em] I give to my Brot[her] Jeams
0010: Undarwood the Sum of Fifteen Pounds a year for his own Life
0011: and then to return to my Daughter I give to my Sister Mar the
0012: sum of Twenty Pounds to be paid her in Six Months after my
0013: decease and the like Sum of Twenty Pounds to my Sister Bulney to
0014: be paid her in the same manner I give to Henarey Dee the Sum
0015: of Ten Pounds to be paid her in six Months I give to Ed: Field
0016: of Winsor living with Mr Right the Sum of Ten Pounds to be
0017: paid him in six Months Item I give to my Aunt Harison the Sum
0018: of Ten Pounds and to Ms Susana Mountaney the like Sum of
0019: Ten Pounds and to Ms Molley Mountaney the like Sum of
0020: Ten Pounds all to be paid in Six Months after my decease and
0021: beg that they will take the Trouble on them to take my
0022: Dear beloved Daughter and bread her up in the manner they
0023: shall think proper being paid by my Trustees for the same It[em]
0024: I give to my old Friend Will Gyfford the Beast House I shall
0025: dye possest of and ten Pounds in Money I give to Mary
0026: Bentley now Servant to me the Sum of Ten Pounds to be paid
0027: in Six Months It[em] I give and bequeath to Mr Will[ia]m Gyfford
0028: and to Mr John Walker of Bix - and to my Friend Tomas
0029: Pen now Servant to Esq[ui]r[e] Pen of Feans in the County of Barks
0030: the Sum of Twenty Pounds each and Nominate them to Act
0031: as Trustees for my Dear beloved Daughter Elizabeth Undarwood
0032: and this I do agree to be my last Will and Testament In
0033: Witness whereof I have set my Hand
0034:
0035: Rob[er]t Undarwood
0036: June the 19 1744
0037:
0038: Luke Adams
0039:
0040: 11th November 1746
0041:
0042: Appeared Personally Thomas Newell of Henley upon
0043: Thames in the County of Oxford Gentleman and being Sworn on
0044: the Holy Evangelists made Oath as follows That he well knew
0045: Robert Undarwood heretofore of Henley upon Thames in the County
0046: of Oxford but late of Hurley in the County of Berks deceased and
0047: is well acquainted with his Manner and Character of handwriting
0048: having often seen him write and having now carefully viewed the
0049: the last Will and Testament of the said deceased hereunto annexed
0050: the same beginning thus: In the Name of God Amen I Rob[er]t
0051: Undarwood - and ending thus - In Witness wareof I have set my
0052: hand - and thus subscribed - Rob[er]t Undarwood June the 19 1744
0053: he Saith that he doth verily belive the said Will to have been
0054: totally wrote and Subscribed by and with the Hand of the said
0055: Robert Undarwood deceased
0056:
0057: Tho[ma]s Newell
0058:
0059: Same day The
0060: said Thomas Newell was duly Sworn to the Truth of this Affidavit
0061: before me
0062:
0063: Geo[rge] Hay Surrogate Present
0064: Hen[ry] Stevens N P

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: the author
Author: Tony Lynch
Checked by: Cynthia Robinson
Date posted: 28th February 2013
Date modified: 08th July 2014

Comments

Affidavit and Probate cite the Testator as "of Henley but late of Hurley"