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Will of William Button


  • 100: Farmer, Grazier, Yeoman


Yeoman of Henley upon Thames

Document reference: TNA PROB 11/796
First date: 08 July 1752
Probate date: 07 August 1752
Probate court: London

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Executrix: Mary Button
Relationship: Wife
Witness: ?I Bottinger
Witness: Lovelace Hercy
Witness: Edward Richardson
(Clerk to Mr Newell)
Court Official: George Lee


To: Mary Button (Wife)

To my wife Mary Button all my estate in the parish of Wargrave, Berks, for life and after her death to any child or children we may have, as tenants in common, and in the absence of any child/ren then to Jane Rockall of Remenham

Bequest Types

Location of property


To: Mary Button (Wife)

To my wife Mary Button, and her heirs, all the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal

Bequest Types



0001: In the of God Amen I William
0002: Button of Henley upon Thames in the County of Oxford Yeoman
0003: being willing to Settle my affairs do make Publish and declare
0004: this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to
0005: say In the first Place I give and devise to my dear and loving
0006: Wife Mary Button all my Estate whatsoever lying and being
0007: in the Parish of Wargrave in the County of Berks To hold to
0008: her and her Assigns for and during the Term of her natural Life
0009: and after her decease I give and Devise the same to and amongst
0010: such Child or Children as I shall beget on the Body of the said
0011: Mary my Wife and their Heirs and assigns forever as Tenants
0012: in Common and not as joint Tenants and for want of such Child
0013: or Children I give and devise the same to Jane Rockall Spinster
0014: of Remenham in the County of Berks and to her Heirs and assigns
0015: forever and all the rest and residue of my Estate and Estates
0016: whatsoever and wheresoever both real and Personal which I
0017: shall die possessed off Interested in or intituled unto and not
0018: hereinbefore by me given or disposed off I give devise and
0019: bequeath to my said Wife Mary Button and to her Heirs Executors
0020: Administrators and Assigns forever and do make and ordain
0021: my said Wife full and Sole Executrix of this my last Will and
0022: Testament and do revoke all former Wills by me heretofore made
0023: and declare this to be my last Will and Testament only and in Testimony
0024: that this Writing is and contains my last Will and Testament I
0025: the said William Button have hereunto Set my hand and affixed
0026: my Seal this eighth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand
0027: seven hundred and Fifty two
0028: W[illia]m Button
0029: Signed Sealed
0030: Published and declared by the Testator William Button as and for
0031: his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who have
0032: hereunto Subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto in the
0033: Presence of and at the Request of the said Testator and in
0034: the Presence of each other
0035: F Bottinger
0036: Lovelace Hercy
0037: Edward Richardson Clerk to Mr Newell

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: Hilary
Author: Hilary Fisher
Checked by: Cynthia Robinson
Date posted: 17th May 2013
Date modified: 05th February 2014