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Will of William Coles



Maltster of Henley upon Thames

Document reference: TNA PROB 11/1281
First date: 28 May 1796
Probate date: 18 December 1796
Probate court: London

Executors, Witnesses and Court Officials etc.

Executrix: Lucy Mary Coles
(also daughter of William Coles)
Executor: George Pring
Witness: James Cloase
Witness: Thomas Cooper
Court Official: John Fisher
Court Official: William Wynne


To: George Pring (Friend)

I give to my good friend George Pring of Remenham in the County of Berks, gentleman, the sum of five guineas.

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To: Lucy Mary Coles (Daughter)

All the residue of my estate and effects, stock in trade, debts due and owing to me, ready money, money in my bankers hands, drafts, bills, bonds and other securities for money, money in the public funds and all my household furniture, plate, linen and china and all my other personal estate, I give to my daughter Lucy Mary Coles.

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0001: In the Name of God Amen
0002: I William Coles of Henley upon Thames in the County
0003: of Oxford Malster being of sound and disposing mind
0004: memory and understanding Do make publish and declare
0005: this my last Will and Testament in manner following
0006: (that is to say) I commend my Soul to Almighty God who
0007: gave it hoping for Redemption thro' the Merits of my
0008: Saviour Jesus Christ And my Body I commit to the
0009: Earth to be decently Intered at the discretion of my
0010: Executrix hereinafter named and as to the worldly Estate
0011: and Effects wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me
0012: I dispose thereof as follows First I will and direct all
0013: my just debts and Funeral Expenses to be fully Paid
0014: and satisfied I give and bequeath to my good Friend
0015: George Pring of Remenham in the County of Berks
0016: Gentleman the Sum of Five Guineas All the Rest
0017: Residue and and Remainder of my Estate and Effects Stock
0018: in Trade debts due and owing to me Ready Money
0019: Money in my Bankers hands drafts Bills Bonds and
0020: other Securities for Money Money in the Public Funds
0021: and all and Singular my Household Furniture Plate
0022: Linen and China and all other my Personal Estate and
0023: Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature
0024: or kindsoever I give and bequeath unto my dearly
0025: beloved Daughter Lucy Mary Coles her Executors Adm[inistrat]ors
0026: and Assigns for ever to and for her and their own
0027: use and benefit And I do hereby nominate constitute
0028: and appoint the said George Pring and my said daughter
0029: Lucy Mary Coles Executor and Executrix of this my Will
0030: And Lastly I do hereby revoke and make void all former
0031: and other Will and Wills by me at any time heretofore
0032: made and do declare this and this only to be my true
0033: last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I the William
0034: Coles the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament
0035: set my Hand and Seal the twenty eighth day of May
0036: in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and
0037: Ninety six
0039: William Coles [Seal]
0041: Signed Sealed Published and
0042: declared by the above named William Coles the Testator as
0043: and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us
0044: who at his request in his Presence and in the Presence
0045: of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses
0046: thereto the words 'and wheresoever' between the fifteenth
0047: and sixteenth lines of this Will being first Interlined
0048: and the words 'twenty eighth' being first wrote on an
0049: Erasure
0051: James Cloase
0052: Tho[ma]s Cooper both of Henley Upon Thames

Preparation of this entry

Post status: Published
Transcript by: Viv Greenwood
Author: Viv Greenwood
Checked by: Anthony Lynch
Date posted: 14th May 2013
Date modified: 11th February 2014