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Will of Robert White

Occupation

Location

Baker of Henley upon Thames

Document reference: TNA PROB 11/568
First date: 30 September 1717
Probate date: 14 April 1719
Probate court: London

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Witness: John Moore
Witness: Lawrence Hall
Witness: William Tyler
Court Official: John Andrew
Court Official: John Bettesworth
Executor: John Dee
Relationship: Kinsman

Bequests

To: John Dee and Elizabeth Dee (Kinsman)

I give to my kinsman and his wife, John and Elizabeth Dee, my property in Duck Street Henley upon Thames between that of Daniel Bland on the north side and the house now in the occupation of William Benwell on the south side, immediately on my death. I also give to Elizabeth Dee £20 to be paid by my executor, John Dee, within one year of my decease.

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Location of property

Names

To: Thomas White and his son (Kinsman)

I give to my kinsman Thomas White £10 to be paid within a year of my death on condition he makes no trouble amongst any of my legatees. Should he make trouble then he is to have only one shilling no matter what else is in my will. I also give to Thomas White and his son my silver cup.

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To: Dorothy Keily

I give to Dorothy Keily of Remenham, my feather bed and whatever she thinks necessary for my funeral.  My executor and relatives shall not interfere with her decision.  I provide £20 to defray my funeral charges.

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To: The poor

I give to the poor alms people at the foot of the bridge and to those in the Church yard one shilling each. To be paid by Dorothy Keily one week after my death.

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To: 6 Children of John Dee

I give to John Dee's 6 children £10 each to be paid as soon as he gets the £100 pounds on Bond.

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To: John Dee (Kinsman)

I give to my kinsman Robert Dee, my silver tankard, my brown suit of clothes, one pair of sheets and the residue of my estate.

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Transcript

0001: In the Name of God Amen
0002: the Thirtieth Day of September Anno D[omi]ni 1717 in the Fourth Year of
0003: the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord [↑George] by the Grace of God [↑King] of Great Britain
0004: France and Ireland .....Defender of the Faith etc I Robert White of
0005: Henley upon Thames in the County of Oxon Baker being in reasonable
0006: Health of body and of a good and Sound Mind do make constitute and
0007: Appoint this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following
0008: that is to Say First I commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God
0009: my Creator trusting to be Saved alone by the meritts and Satisfacc[i]on of
0010: Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer and my body to the Earth from
0011: whence it came to be decently buried at the discrec[i]on of my Executor hereafter
0012: named and my Worldly Estate I bestow as followeth Imprimis I give
0013: devise and bequeath unto my Kinsman John Dee and his Wife Elizabeth
0014: Dee All that my Messuage House or Tenement Scituate lying and
0015: being in a certain Street in Henly upon Thames aforesaid commonly
0016: called or known by the name of Duck Street between the Messuage or
0017: Tenement of Daniel Bland on the North part and the House or Messuage
0018: now in the Occupacon of William Benwell on the South [↑part] together with
0019: All the Edifices buildings Gardens Outhouses and Appurten[an]ces
0020: thereunto belonging to have hold and enjoy the Same and every part
0021: thereof immediately after my decease and to their Heires forever And I
0022: Further give and bequeath unto my Kinswoman Elizabeth Dee the Sume
0023: of Twenty pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid by
0024: my Executor hereafter named within One Year after my decease Item I
0025: give and bequeath to my Kinsman Thomas White the Sume of
0026: Ten pounds of lawfull Money of Great Britain to be paid him by my
0027: Executor hereafter named within One Year after my decease Provided the
0028: said Thomas White make no Strife or disturbance amongst any of my
0029: Legatees but if he Should do so my Will is that he shall have only one
0030: Shilling whatever is herein contained to the contrary Also I give Twenty
0031: pounds to defray the charges in my buriall And I give and bequeath
0032: unto Dorothy Keily of the Parish of Remenham my Feather bed and
0033: that She have Free liberty to bestow on my burial what is needfull and
0034: necessary without molestac[i]on of my Executor or relations And I give
0035: unto the Poor Alms People about the Bridge Foot and them in the
0036: Church Yard One Shilling a peice to be paid them in a Weeks time after
0037: my decease by Dorothy Keily aforesaid Item I give unto John Dees Six
0038: Children ten pounds a peice to be paid them as Soon as my Executor Shall
0039: receive the Hundred pound upon Bond Item I give unto my Kinsman
0040: Robert Dee my Silver Tankard And my Brown Suit of Cloaths
0041: And one pair of Sheets I give to my Kinsman Thomas White and to
0042: his Son my Silver Cup Lastly I nominate and Appoint my Kinsman
0043: John Dee my whole Executor of this my last Will to whome I give All
0044: the rest of my Goods and Chattells bonds bills and Writing whatsoever
0045: and I renounce All former Wills by me at any time made and do own
0046: this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I hereunto put my
0047: Hand and Seale the day and Year First above written
0048:
0049: the mark of Robert White
0050:
0051: Sealed published and declared to be the Last Will
0052: and Testament of the above Said Robert White in the presence of us
0053:
0054: John Moore
0055: Lawrence Hall
0056: William Tyler

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: Adele
Author: Adele
Checked by: Cynthia Robinson
Date posted: 12th May 2013
Date modified: 01st July 2014