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Wing Will Abstracts


Wills contain a wide variety of useful information - as well as giving you an idea of how wealthy your ancestor was it may also be extremely helpful in determining family relationships, as well as their wider relationships within the Wing community. Your ancestor may have been of humble means and not left a will themselves, but perhaps they were mentioned as a tenant in someone else's will? Below are abstracts and extracts of pertinent details from some Wing wills - many thanks to all fellow genealogists that have contributed. Other wills are of course available, a list of the ones I am aware of can be found here, along with record office references for the wills included below.

Dates prior to March 25th in each year before 1752 appear in the 1750/1 format (if known) or as provided to me (if unknown) - you should confirm whether the year stated follows the old-style Julian calendar year or the modern-day Gregorian calendar year yourself.

Do you have a will for one of your Wing people that is not listed here? If you are happy to share it, please email me.

Name Date Details
Robert Adams Dated 28 Jun 1802
Proved 23 Mar 1804
of Burcott, yeoman...my several freehold and copyhold messuages cottages closed lands tenements hereditaments and real estate and also all my goods chattels cattle household furniture (save as hereafter mentioned) and implements of household live and dead stock mortgages personal estate and effects unto my son Thomas Adams...to my dear wife Elizabeth Adams for the term of her natural life and in bare of dower one annuity yearly sum of 30 in equal quarterly payments...also to my said dear wife for the term of her natural life my messuage or tenement (lately divided into two tenements or dwellinghouses) situate in Burcott formerly in the tenure of my late mother but now in the respective occupations of William Bignell Francis Clark and Elizabeth Phillips....also to my said dear wife all of my said household furniture or goods as she brought with her at the time of our marriage in order to enable her to furnish the house I have bequeathed to her for life as aforesaid....my said son Thomas Adams to yearly supply my said dear wife two hundred of wood faggots and two good waggon loads of cleft wood...to my son Robert Adams on his attainment of the age of 21 years 400 with interest from my decease and an annuity of 15 in equal quarterly payments [all to go to residue of estate if he dies before 21]...to my daughter Elizabeth the wife of Aveling of Rammy Mear in the parish of Soulbury a legacy of 200 within 12 months of my decease...unto my daughters Hannah Adams Mary Adams and Sophia Adams a legacy of 200 each to be paid to them upon their attainment of the age of 21 years with interest from my decease [to split among remaining daughters should they die before 21]...my said son Thomas Adams charged with paying the annuities and legacies...executor Thomas Adams....witnesses Jos Arrowsmith Martha Arrowsmith Geo Burnham...executor's oath on 23 Mar 1804 that the personal estate is under 600
 
Thomas Adams Dated 10 Jan 1835
Codicil 25 Jan 1837
Proved 9 Jun 1838
of Burcott, farmer..to be buried in a common grave as near as possible to late father and grandfather and that plain head and foot stones be placed at the graves of myself and my father...freehold land in Stewkley and freehold and copyhold land in Wing to be held by Francis Warren of Hemel Hempstead Beds miller and Frederic Willis of Leighton Bussard Beds gentleman during the minority of my son Henry Charles Adams...annuity to mother Elizabeth Adams 30 plus coal and wood, and brother Robert Adams 15, under my said late father's will to continue to be paid, and upon their decease 10 pa to my son William Francis Adams...if William Francis Adams should become possessed of the estates lately belonging to Stephen Raymond esquire in Bedford then the annuity is void....surplus of rents applied for the maintenance education and bringing up of Henry Charles Adams until age of 21, then trustees to surrender those properties to him...50 to my son William Francis Adams and my daughters Sarah Matilda Adams, Jane Martha the wife of Richard Fountain, Elizabeth Maria Adams, Sarah Emma Adams, Caroline Cave Adams, Catherine Medora Adams and Ann Jennett Adams along with (effect of) net payments required on copyhold properties to be shared equally amongst those still living...if Henry Charles Adams to die before age of 21 then all properties to be sold and proceeds divided amongst children then living...further legacy of 20 to aforenamed children (except Henry Charles)...freehold properties to be held but copyhold properties to be sold and proceeds held on trust....cattle corn grain hay implements in husbandry household goods furniture plate linen china brewing and dairy utensils to be sold and together with ready money firstly used to pay funeral testamentary and gravestone costs, secondly 400 to build substantial farm house for Henry Charles, thirdly divided amongst aforenamed children (except Henry Charles)...lawful grandchildren to inherit deceased parent's share...trustees to hold the share of any children/grandchildren under age of 21 and invest in government or real securities, interest to accumulate respectively...Henry Charles (once 21) to continue annuities to Elizabeth and Robert if still living....ability to appoint new trustees....Frederic Willis [lawyer?] entitled to professional fees....Francis Warren and Frederic Willis joint executors....witnesses Jno Goodman Richard Judge John Sharp....codicil removes Frederic Willis and appoints Bernard Fountaine of Stoke Hammond and Richard Fountaine of Berkampstead as trustees along with existing trustee Thomas [should be Francis?] Warren of Berrymill Hemel Hempstead....400 for house plus costs of heriots to Lord of the Manor are to be refunded by Henry Charles to William Francis (unless William does inherit the estates from Stephen Raymond in which case Jane Martha Fountaine and her then unmarried sisters should share it)...witnesses to codicil John Hood and John Sharp
 
William Battams Dated 10 Aug 1798
Proved 1 Feb 1804
dealer in sheep...to my loving wife Catherine Battams my cottage or tenement situate in Wing called by the name of Puddiffotts with the crofts rightte orchard garden [etc] to hold the same unto the use of my wife Catherine Battams...to my grandson William Dickens the bed and bedstead that he now lies on with the bolster sheets blankets and furniture to be given to him at his attaining the age of twenty one years or sooner if my said wife in her discretion shall think fit and proper....all the rest and residue to my said wife Catherine Battams...my said wife Catherine Battams sole executrix...signed with an x...witnesses David Willis David Lee Willis and Chas Willis
 
George Bellgrove Dated 18 Apr 1796
Proved 14 Jan 1808
of Crafton in Wing husbandman...to my wife Judith Bellgrove all her wearing apparel and ornaments of her person...unto my wife Judith Bellgrove all my household goods household furniture linen and implements of household for the term of her natural life but in case she outlives and survives William Collins my brother in law then I give and bequeath the same unto her for her own peculiar use and benefit but not otherwise, but if my said wife shall depart this life in the lifetime of my said brother in law then I give and bequeath the same in one third part unto my niece Elizabeth Tompson and the other two thirds part unto my said brother in law...the rest and residue of my stock in husbandry cattle chattels rights credits personal estate and effects unto my wife Judith Bellgrove and my brother in law William Collins for and during the term of their natural lives and the life of the longer lived of them provided Judith Bellgrove shall continue solo and unmarried and after her decease or day of marriage I give and bequeath the same unto my brother in law William Collins...if my brother in law shall depart his life in the life of my wife leaving issue then I give and bequeath the same unto such child or children he shall then leave equally...my mind and will is that in case my brother in law dies without leaving any issue and surviving my wife then I give and bequeath the same unto my brothers Richard Bellgrove Thomas Bellgrove and Robert Bellgrove equally share and share alike but if my mother [should be brother(s)] shall depart this life in the life time of my wife or brother in law then I give and bequeath the share of him or them so dying unto and among the children he or they shall have living at the time of the decease of my brother in law and my wife...to my said niece Elizabeth Thompson 50 within six months after my decease if she shall then have attained the age of twenty one years...from and after the decease of my wife and brother in law I give and bequeath 100 unto my nephew William Collins son of John Collins within six months after their decease if he shall then have attained the age of twenty one years and in case of his decease before the death of my wife and brother in law the same to be paid unto his issue provided my brother in law dies without issue...my brother in law and wife joint executors...signed with an x...witnesses Thomas Ashpole (signed with an x) William Burnham Northwood David Lee Willis...[probate] sworn the personal estate is under 450
 
William Bishop Dated 1692
Proved 17 Nov 1693
house and land in Severn Stoke and nearby Kempsey granted to him 'by the Honourable Lord Covenrty' to his son Robert and his daughters Anne, Ruth and Nest....lands, tenements and hereditaments in Bucks leased from 'the Right Honorouble Earl of Carnarvon my Lord and Master' left to his daughters....item I give unto my said son Robert my bedstead on which I lie being in the chamber over the kitchen at the Lodge House in Wing park with the rugg blankets and featherbed upon the same and the pendulum clock in the parlour there and the turkey work chairs and table there and my jack(?) in the kitchen there and all my pewter on which my coat of arms is engraven and all my loses(?)....item I give unto my said daughter Nest my clock abovestairs....item I give unto my said daughter Ruth my watch....item all my silver plate, corves(?) and linen and woolen and all the rest of my bedding, goods and chattles and personal estate to my said daughters....witnesses John Lucas Samuel Cuchard and John Pennington ~ Transcript courtesy of Lorna
 
Tom Brandon Dated 25 Mar 1847
Proved 3 May 1856
blacksmith of Ascott....to my only son Joseph my copyhold house blacksmiths shop and three several choses of pasture ground now in my own occupation at Ascott, and all real estate if any in Wing, any mortgages payable from those estates....to my daughter Leah wife of Nathaniel Gurney my five freehold tenements and orchard in Cublington, and all other real estate (if any) not heretoforth devised, any mortgages payable from those estates....all my household goods and furniture live and dead stock and other personal estate and effects (after payment of debts and expenses except mortgages) to my son and daughter equally....executors my son and daughter....witnesses Fred Willis and Horatio Lindsey
 
Benjamin Fen Senr Proved 1674 of Milford, Connecticut, New England..."to my [second] son Samuel my dwelling house, lands and meadows in the parishes of Chiddington, Masworth, Ivingho, Wing, all of them in Buckinghamshire, given to me by the will of the late deceased Agnis Seare of the same parish and Shire."... ~ full will transcript in Genealogical Gleanings of England vol 1 by Henry F Waters
 
Elizabeth Fountaine Dated 3 Jul 1850
Proved 15 Apr 1851
of Wingbury, spinster....household goods and furniture to my brother Bernard Fountain....all real estate to my brother Richard Fountaine....all residue to my said brother Richard Fountaine.... Richard Fountaine executor....witnesses Henry Clarke and Fred Willis
 
Charles Ffynes Dated 1707
Proved 1708
of Ascott....wife Susannah is main beneficiary....to his brother Norris's eldest son his 'lion rug'....to Thomas Wroughton of Ascott gent. his hunting horne....to godson Charles Lucas his speckled? gun....to Henry Bell of Ascott a sword....to servant Christopher Synfield a suit of wearing clothes....witnesses William Heley, Mary Cranley/Crawley? and William Robinson ~ Transcript courtesy of Lorna
 
Roger Goss Dated 24 Sep 1805
Proved 2 Apr 1806
labourer...to my son Matthew Goss my copyhold cottage or tenement in Wing to hold in trust, within 12 months after my decease to sell and dispose thereof for the most money that can be got, then in trust after deducting probate costs etc, to divide the residue amongst himself, his brothers Thomas and John, his sisters Mary Turner and Ann Varney, and Mary Capp daughter of Elizabeth Capp [nee Goss] share and share alike...Matthew Goss executor...witnesses David Lee Willis Jeremy Willis Val[entine] Willis...[probate] sworn that effects were under 20
 
John Hart Dated 11 Jan 1806
Proved 6 Oct 1808
yeoman...my son William Hart all my freehold and copyhold messuages cottages closes lands tenements hereditaments and premises, except the cottage or tenement and premises which I bought and purchased of Messrs Hopkins Stanaps? and Hunt, situate in Wing or elsewhere in the county of Bucks, the copyhold parts whereof are held of the Manor of Wing, to hold subject to the yearly rent charge of 25 unto my wife Elizabeth Hart for and during the term of her natural life, also subject to the payment of the legacy of 200 unto my son Thomas Hart as soon as he shall attain the age of twenty one years within 12 months next after the decease of my wife Elizabeth Hart...the yearly sum to Elizabeth Hart to be paid at the four most usual days (Lady Day, Midsummer Day, Michaelmas Day and Christmas Day), if my son William Hart shall neglect to pay unto my wife her said annuity she may hold use occupy possess and enjoy all and every or any part of the said hereditaments and premises herebefore given to my son William Hart and take the rents and profits to her own use until the arrears are paid...my said cottage or tenement bought of Messrs Hopkins Stanaps and Hunt aforesaid to hold unto my wife for the term of her natural life keeping the same in good and tenantable repair, and immediately after her decease unto my son Thomas Hart...also to my wife Elizabeth Hart the legacy of 10 to be paid within 6 weeks after my decease...also to my wife Elizabeth Hart such of my household goods and furniture as she shall make choice of to the value of 20...to my daughter Mary Hopkins wife of James Hopkins the legacy of 300 to be paid within 12 months of my decease...to my sons Thomas Hart and William Hart the leases under which I held the farms and premises at Wing of the Honorable Philip Earl of Chesterfield and all my estate and interest therein to hold...residue of household goods household furniture stock both alive and dead chattels unto my sons William Hart and Thomas Hart equally...my son William Hart and my son in law James Hopkins joint executors...my son in law James Hopkins guardian and trustee over my son Thomas Hart...executors to reimburse themselves for costs...witnesses David willis Jeremy Willis Val[entine] Willis...[probate] sworn that personal estate was under the value of 1500
 
Samuel Holt Dated 22 Jan 1728
Proved 7 Dec 1734
of Burcott, husbandman...being in good health of body and of sound and perfect mind and memory...unto Richard Mead my sonn in law one shilling...unto Amy Holt my only daughter 20 to be paid within one year after my decease...remainder of money goods shattills corn grain cattill and personal estate unto Amy my loving wife and William Holt my son equally between them...Amy my wife and William my soon joynt executrix and executor...the mark of Samuel Holt...witnesses Wm Robinson Mary Grossman Thos Ashwell
 
Ann Honnor Dated 11 Feb 1752
Proved 15 May 1752
being of infirm body [she died the next day]....to my eldest son Richard Honnor 1 pound 1 shilling to be paid within a year of my decease [he died the day after her]....the remainder of my estate to be divided amongst my son-in-law Henry Cox my son George Honnor and my son-in-law John Hickman....Henry Cox and George Honnor joint executors....witnesses Richard Woolley and Elizabeth Sear ~ Transcript courtesy of Dave
 
George Honnor Dated 1841
Proved 19 May 1841
yeoman....to my wife Ann my freehold cottage or tenement in Wing in the occupation of Oliver Bridell? to hold in trust and keep insured from loss by fire [see arson case here to learn why he was so worried about this!]....after the decease of my wife the cottage to go to my two sons George Honnor and William Honnor as tenants in common and joint tenants....to my two said sons every other messuages cottages tenements choses lands heriditements and premises in Wing as tenants in common and not as joint tenants subject to them making weekly payments and legacies hereinafter given....to my wife Ann 10s & sixpence weekly on Saturday....to my wife Ann one bedstead feather bed [bedding] and all other household goods and furniture which belonged to her previous to our intermarriage....the rest of furniture and household effects to the said George Honnor and William Honnor subject to the payment of all debts funeral expenses and legacies....to my son Richard Honnor 50....to my three daughters Elizabeth the wife of Joseph Rose Ann the wife of Thomas Gower and Sarah the wife of Roger Smith 5 apiece to be paid within twelve months of my decease....George Honnor and William Honnor joint executors....witnesses William Heley Thomas Windmill Jno Goodman
 
Richard Honor Dated 26 Jul 1664
Proved 15 Oct 1664
yeoman....being weake and sick of body but of good & perfect sense knowledge & memory....to Mary my loving wife twenty shillings to be paid within three months....to Gabriel Honor my eldest sonne five pounds to be paid within one yeare....to my sonne Richard Honor my mesauges cottages lands tentaments & hereditam....to Thomas Honor my sonne three hundred pounds to be paid within two yeares....to Henry Honor my sonne three hundred pounds to be paid unto him att such tyme as he shall attaine his full age of one & twenty yeares....to Elizabeth Honor my daughter the yearely sume of seaven pounds to be paid to her att the feast days of St Michael The Archangel & The seven sorrows of the blessed Lady St Mary the Virgin by even and equall porcons....to Mary Honor my daughter five shillings....to every one of my grandchildren five pounds of lawfull mony of England to be paid unto them soulally when or as they doe soulally attain their respective ages of one and twenty yeares...all other goods etc to my said son Richard Honor....executor Richard Honor....witnesses William May and John Seare ~ Transcript courtesy of Dave
 
William Honnor Dated 5 Feb 1752
Proved 6 Jun 1752
dairyman infirm of body...To Anne my beloved wife one dwelling house now divided into two tenaments and inhabited by Richard Williams and Robert Milemore, with all the out houses, orchards, gardens and backsides and all other priviledges, and appurtenances during the term of her natural life...To my said wife Anne one leasehold inclosure commonly called the Milking Close and adjoining to my dwelling house, and also the use of two rooms in my said dwelling house, the one is the room wherein I now do commonly lodge the other the room adjoining with all the goods and furniture therein to have and enjoy the said close and rooms during the term of her natural life, [thereafter] to my eldest son Richard...To my eldest son Richard my dwelling house, except that part of it set apart for the use of my wife with my two backsides inclosures, orchards, gardens, yards, buildings, out-houses and all other priviledges and appurtenances subject to the payment of 20 hereafter devised to my younger children and grandchildren...To my youngest son George the said dwelling house wherein Richard Williams and Robert Milemore do now inhabit and dwell after the decease of Anne my wife...To Elizabeth the wife of Henry Cox of Tatnall one chest of drawers now standing in my lodging room...To my daughter Eve the wife of John Hickman of Burcott my best bed and all the furniture to the same belonging, also one dwelling house situate and lying in Burcott during the term of her natural life [thereafter] to my grandson John the son of John and my daughter Eve Hickman...To my grandson Francis Cox Five Guineas...to my granddaughter Ann Honnor the daughter of my son George Two Guineas...To my seventeen other grandchildren One Guinea each to be paid by my oldest son Richard within one year next after my decease...The remainder of my estate to be equally divided between my said wife Ann and my said eldest son Richard...my said wife Ann and my said eldest son Richard joint executors...witnesses Ricd Woolley, Thos Scott, Eliz Soar ~ Transcript courtesy of Dave
 
Mark Howcutt Dated 20 Feb 1891
Proved 2 Feb 1898
of Ascott, whipper-in...John Jennings gardener and Walter Osgood head groom both of Ascott my executors and trustees...to my son Mark Howcutt my silver Presentation Cup, to my son Frederick Howcutt my presentation Hunting Whip, to my eldest daughter Maria Howcutt my pianoforte...my real estate and residue of personal estate to be sold and divided amongst my children (if deceased their children to take parent's share, if under 21 to be invested)...witnesses Owen E Ager solicitor and Wm Morris clerks to Mr Henry Pettit solicitor Leighton Buzzard ~ Full transcription available at Howcutt & Howcott family history and extracted here with permission of Francis Howcutt
 
Hugh Howse Dated 12 Nov 1730
Proved 26 Jun 1731
miller...being weak and ill of body but of sound mind and memory...to my beloved wife Anne Howse my messuages containing two tenants in Wing now in the tenure and occupation of Mark Abbott & the Widow Simonds to hold unto my beloved wife Anne Howse for and during the term of her naturall life or so long as she does keep her widows estate...immediately after her decease or marriage I give the said messuages unto my son John Howse...all the residue of my estate to unto my said beloved wife Anne Howse provided that should she happen to marry then she should pay the sum of 20 out of my estate to my daughter Anne Howse for her use on the day that my said wife should solemnise a second marriage...I nominate and appoint my trusty and well beloved friends and brother-in-law William Costin and James Kipping of Wing wheelwright trustees and overseers of this my will to see that the same be duely executed...I do allow them all just and reasonable expenses in the execution of the trust...my said beloved wife Anne Howse full and sole executrix...witnesses James Turney Joseph Walker Will Grace
 
Elizabeth Keen Dated 25 Aug 1802
Proved 19 Mar 1803
widow...to my esteemed friends John Loke of Leighton Buzzard baker and David Willis of the same place gentleman all my copyhold messuages cottages land tenements [etc] in Wing or elsewhere, also all my household goods [etc] stock as a shopkeeper [etc] to hold upon trust that they do after my decease sell or dispose of my said real and personal estates for the best price that can be gotten, the money arising to....pay funeral expenses, proving and executing Will, paying creditors without preference or priority....surplus to my mother Mary Butler of Tackley near Woodstock in the county of Oxfordshire widow [etc - note that mother is named in next sentence as Elizabeth not Mary]...signed with an x...witnesses William Griffin William Cheshire Chas Willis
 
Benjamin Lathwell the elder Dated 26 Nov 1734
Proved 2 Feb 1736/7
dairyman....to my wife Sarah a yearly sum of 40s. payable quarterly plus sum of 34 10s. owed to me on bond by Richard Tarbucks and all interest due on same....to my daughter Grace Lovell wife of Thomas Lovell 1s....to my daughter Susanna Smith wife of John Smith 1s....to my daughter Elizabeth Burgess wife of Richard Burgess 1s....to my daughter Anne Lathwell 40 payable within one year....to Sarah Lathwell my son William Lathwell's daughter 20 upon turning 21 (if dies before 21 and leaves children, bequest to go to them)....to John Perkins my wife's son 1s....to my son William Lathwell 40s annuity payable quarterly....to my son Benjamin Lathwell the remainder of my estate, chattels etc....executor Benjamin Lathwell....witnesses Tho Roberts Tho Ashwell
 
Dorithy Lathwell Dated 9 Nov 1758
Proved 17 Oct 1761
widow....to Thomas Quarterman the younger my customary or copyhold messuage cottage tenement where I dwell in Wing plus chose of pasture ground 1 acres in Wing in the occupation of Robert Cheshire plus houses outhouses buildings barns stables yards gardens orchards wood trees hedges etc to hold unto Thomas Quarterman the younger provided always that in case Richard Perrott my kinsman should return to Wing within 20 years after my decease then [he is to inherit]....to John Quarterman Luke Quarterman William Quarterman Elizabeth Quarterman Margaret Simpson Elizabeth Simpson Elizabeth Blick Mary Blick and William Cob 10 apiece payable within 12 months....to William Tims 2 payable within 12 months....to Ann Bennett Susannah Smith and Elizabeth Burgess 2 apiece payable within 12 months....to William Lathwell and William Burgess 20s apiece payable within 12 months....to Thomas Arnott 5 payable within 12 months (if he dies before it is paid then legacy payable instead to Harry Lathwell of Wing aforesaid butcher)....to Thomas Quarterman the younger the remainder of estate....executor Thomas Quarterman....witnesses Henry Woodman Ann Lathwell Edwd Ashwell
 
Elizabeth Lathwell Dated 21 Jun 1663
Proved 31 Jul 1663
being in perfect memory but very sick and weak....to my daughter Elizabeth Jones the use of thirty pound to be equally divided between her three daughters after her death....to Nan Elmore my daughter thirty pound....to Sara Hollowaye my daughter ten pound, my beding and sheates....to Mary Parkins my daughter five pound....to Sarae Ellmore my grandchild five pound....to my daughter Susan Parkins one shilling....to my son Thomas Lathwell twenty shillings....to my son Henerry Lathwell twenty shillings....to my son Danyell Lathwell twenty shillings....to my grandchild Susan Hollowaye forty shillings....to my grandchild Sarae Hollowaye my bedsted and pott and cheare....to Mary Hollowaye my grandchild my press and spice morter....executor my son-in-law Stephen Hollowaye
 
William Lathwell Dated 8 Jan 1754
Proved 23 Mar 1754
yeoman....being ill in body but of sound mind....to William Waters son of my sister Elizabeth Waters and Henry Lathwell son of Henry Lathwell late of Wing butcher deceased all my copyhold messuage cottage or tenement wherein Barnard Bates now dwells in Wing opposite the Pound with outhouses yard gardens orchards.....to my sister Elizabeth Waters Thomas Arnott son of William Arnott and Mary Lathwell daughter of the said Henry Lathwell decd 5 apiece to be paid within one year....to Elizabeth Waters daughter of my sister Elizabeth Waters, Benjamin Lathwell Ann Lathwell Elizabeth Lathwell Susannah Lathwell the children of Benjamin Lathwell deceased, Sarah Lathwell Rebecca Lathwell Ann Lathwell Grace Lathwell and Elizabeth Lathwell the children of Thomas Lathwell my brother deceased, Benjamin Brown John Brown Daniel Brown Sarah Brown and Grace Brown children of Thomas Brown my brother-in-law, and Daniel Lathwell, 5s apiece....to my wife Dorothy the remainder of my estate....executrix my wife Dorothy....witnesses William Prentice Edwd Ashwell
 
John Lenard Dated 24 Aug 1841
Proved 4 Jan 1842
gentleman late of Waddesdon and now of Wing....to my wife Ann our bed, plus other articles of furniture not exceeding 12....to my said wife 10 sterling...to my friends Joseph Sear of Wing mason and Edward Mallett of Wing baker whom I appoint Executors and Trustees all my messuages cottages lands tenements etc plus all the residue of my monies household goods personal effects etc upon trust to dispose of etc at their discretion, 300 thereof to be invested, the income to be paid to my said wife....after the decease of my wife the capital and income to be paid equally between my children Charles Lenard Ann Rose Sarah Rose Mary Humphrey and John Lenard or their lawful issue should any of my children die in my lifetime
 
Charles Lucas Dated 9 Mar 1734/5
Proved 28 September 1736
grazier....infirm of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory....to James Lucas my nephew and son of John Lucas my brother my customary copyhold messuages cottages closes arable lands meadows pasture tenements tythes and hereditaments held by copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Wing....to the said James Lucas my freehold messuages etc in Wing ....to the said James Lucas all my moneys goods chattels and personal estate....James Lucas to pay all debts owing at my decease, as well as the following legacies....to the said John Lucas my eldest brother 100, to Henry Lucas my brother 150, to Isabella Wingrave my sister wife of William Wingrave and the said William Wingrave the sum of 150, to Charles Lucas my nephew son of the said John 50, to James Lucas my nephew son of the said Henry Lucas 0, to Susanna Lucas my neice daughter of the said Henry Lucas 10, to Mary Munday my maid servant 30....executor James Lucas....witnesses John Knowlton, Thomas Lock, Thomas Heley, Thomas Musson and John Ashwell
 
Isabell Lucas Dated 1704
Proved 1704
witnesses William Robinson, D Perrott, John Ashwell J.P. and Thomas Crosham ~ Transcript courtesy of Lorna
 
John Lucas Dated 1698
Proved 1699
mentions: my good friend Charles Fynes of Ascott in the parish of Wing gent...Robert Bishop of the parish of Wing gent....William Sheppard of the said parish of Wing gent....witnesses Thomas Gibberd, Elizabeth Oliffe and John Penington ~ Transcript courtesy of Lorna
 
John Mortimer Dated 21 May 1771
Proved 28 Dec 1782
to my nephew William Mortimer eldest son of my brother Joseph Mortimer of Wingbury in Wing dairyman [properties in Newton Longville provided that he pays to William Mortimer my brother an annuity of 20, and] mesuages tenements and two closes of pasture ground in Wing now in the occupation of Gideon Shifton (?), chargeable with the yearly payment of 1-1s to the Churchwardens of Wing to be given to the oldest labourer in Wing....to my nephew John Mortimer second son of my said brother Joseph Mortimer [properties in Nares Gladley, Heath & Reach, Marsworth, Aston Abbots and] mesuages tenements in Burcott in Wing in the occupation of Ralph Goodage provided that he pays to Francis Mortimer my brother an annuity of 20....to my nephew Thomas Mortimer third son of my said brother Joseph Mortimer [properties in Aston Clinton provided that he pays to Sarah Mortimer my loving wife an annuity of 40 - also see codicil of 1776 regarding Thomas' portion]....to the churchwardens of Aston Clinton an annuity of 1-1s to be given to the oldest labourer in Aston Clinton....to my nephew Joseph Mortimer son of my said brother Francis Mortimer 20....to my nephews and nieces Joseph Mortimer Thomas Mortimer Sarah Mortimer Ann Mortimer and Elizabeth Mortimer sons and daughters of my said brother William Mortimer 20 apiece....to my nieces Elizabeth and Mary Mortimer daughters of my said brother Joseph Mortimer 20 apiece....to Thomas Mortimer and Francis Mortimer sons of my late brother Thomas Mortimer 20 apiece....to Sarah Christmas the wife of [gap] Christmas of Chesham carpenter 50....to Henry Huks(?) of Chesham 30 and to Mary Huks (?) daughter of the said Henry Huks(?) 20....to my brother the said Joseph Mortimer and William Mortimer his son my said nephew my stock in the dairying and grazing businesses also all my household goods moneys chattels wearing apparel and personal estate whatsoever....joint executors Joseph Mortimer and William Mortimer....witnesses John Carter, George Elliott and [unreadable]
 
James Paine Dated 11 Jun 1867
Proved 8 April 1872
farmer and dairyman of Wingbury....my three freehold cottages or tenements in Burcott in Wing to the use of my wife Ruth Paine she keeping the same insured from loss or damage by fire and in good repair....upon her decease to the use of my eldest son Noah Paine....it is my wish that my wife should occupy the messuage & tenement now in my occupation jointly with my son Charles Paine if he should be in possession of the farm on which the same is situate....unto my said son Noah Paine the sum of 200, to Ruth Reynolds the daughter of my said wife by her former husand the sum of 150 and to William Mortimer the son of my said wife by her former husband the sum of 100....unto my son Charles Paine the lead drums with pails and all other dairying utensils about my dwellinghouse....all household goods and furniture unto the said William Mortimer Eleanor Mortimer Ruth Reynolds Noah Paine Edwin Paine and Charles Paine to be divided equally....the residue of my personal estate and effects to my said sons Edwin Paine and Charles Paine equally....upon trust to raise out of my residuary personal estate by sale or otherwise the sum of 400 to invest with all interest and dividends arising to my said daughter Eleanor Mortimer during her life, after her decease the 400 to my said sons Edwin Paine and Charles Paine equally....to the said Edwin Paine and Charles Paine all the real estate..,.executors and trustees Edwin Paine and Charles Paine....[died 2 January 1872 at Wingbury, will proved by oaths of the Reverend Edwin Paine and Charles Paine]
 
Andrew Pollard Dated 1 May 1896
Proved 25 Mar 1899
blacksmith....executors son-in-law Charles Henry Hammerton and Arthur Albert Spiers (Eggington)....to my wife Ann Susan Pollard household effects etc....remainder of estate to executors to sell and invest....income to be paid to my said wife as long as she remains my widow....wife to maintain sons under the age of 21 and daughters under the age of 21 and unmarried....upon remarriage or death of widow, capital and income to be paid to my children equally expressly excluding my eldest son Joseph Andrew Pollard...discretion of trustees to apply up to one-quarter of each child's ultimate capital share for their benefit
 
Benjamin Randle Dated 21 Nov 1854
Proved 14 Aug 1857
plait dealer....my four cottages or tenements in Vicarage Lane in Wing in the occupation of William Gates George Jordan Jeremiah Pitchford and William Ball to the use of my wife Martha Randle for her life, keeping insured from loss, and after her decease to my son Jonathan Randle....all other cottages tenements and real estate in Wing in trust to my brother Nathaniel Randle and my said son Jonathan Randle, my said wife Martha to receive the rents and profits, after her decease and until the youngest of my children turns 21 the rents and profits to be divided equally amongst my children Frederic Randle David Randle George Randle James Randle Mary Thorn Sarah Brown Rebecca Denchfield and Ruth Randle, upon the youngest child turning 21 the cottages etc to be sold and the net proceeds divided equally amongst my children [as listed above]....fuel and household provisions to my wife Martha....household goods and furniture to my wife Martha and after her decease to my said children Jonathan Randle Ruth Randle and Rebecca Denchfield equally....the rest and residue of my personal estate to my trustees, all debts to be paid and the remainder invested, my wife to receive the annual income, and after her decease the investment to be called in and the following legacies paid....to my said son Jonathan Randle 20, to my said son George Randle 50, to my said son James Randle 50, with the remainder equally to Frederic Randle Mary Thorn Sarah Brown Rebecca Denchfield David Randle Ruth Randle George Randle and James Randle, and in case my sons George Randle or James Randle are under the age of 21 the trustees are to invest their shares and apply the income to their maintenance or benefit until they turn 21....trustees and executors Nathaniel Randle and Jonathan Randle
 
William Rickard Dated 22 Jan 1836
Proved 25 Feb 1841
late of Slapton Bucks now of Standbridge Leighton Bussard, yeoman...to my brother Guy Rickard and my friend John Olney of Standbridge farmer all my freehold copyhold messuages land etc in Slapton, Stewkley and Wing Bucks, and Leighton Buzzard Beds, and all real estate, to hold upon trust....to Guy Rickard and John Olney 100 to invest in parliamentary stocks and pay interest/dividends to my wife Elizabeth Rickard during her natural life, and after her decease to receive the 100 and pay and divide among the children of my brother Richard Rickard by his second wife who shall be living at the time of my decease to be paid when they are 21....to Guy Rickard 150....to John Olney 10....to my wife Elizabeth Rickard all household goods furniture etc in and about my dwellinghouse at the time of my decease....to Guy Rickard and John Olney all my ready money and securities and rest of personal estate to sell my said freehold copyhold properties hereinbefore devised and also residue of personal estate, and to pay all heriots fines fees funeral and testamentary expenses, to pay legacies, and pay surplus to the said Richard Rickard and all his children by his first wife and all the children of Guy Rickard and all the children of my late sister Mary Bone to be paid upon attaining 21 years, funds to be invested on their behalf until then....to Guy Rickard and John Olney any freehold/copyhold estates vested in me as mortgagee....Guy Rickard and John Olney trustees and executors....dated 22 Jan 1836 witnesses David Lee Willis and Jno Goodman....Codicil at Stanbridge Dec 22 1840 to pay the sum left in my will to my brother Richard Rickard to the following persons....to Susanah Prices's five children 5 each....to Pheby Buckmaster's two sons John and Richard Buckmaster 2 10s each....to John ffountin of Aylesbury's two children 5 each....to the late Thomas ffountin of Billington's six children 5 each....to Jemima Rickard daughter of William Rickard of Slapton 10....to my brother Guy Rickard 6....also 6 to be paid to Mr Waters of Leighton baker as part of my brother Richard's bill....witnesses Rowland Gadsden and John Hunt....Proved London with codicil 25 Feb 1841 by oath of Guy Rickard brother and John Olney as executors
 
Thomas Strainge Dated 27 Oct 1729
Proved 14 Feb 1729
yeoman of Ascott....being of ill body but sound mind....to my wife Elizabeth all my estate....my said wife to within One month next after my Decease give a bond in the penalty of 400 to William Strange my Brother and John Cox my Brother in law Condisoned for the paymt. of 100 to Thomas Strange my only Sonn and 50 a peece to Elizabeth & Mary my Daughters respectively within Three Months next after she (my Wife) shall after my decease marry again and not otherwise....my said Wife to maintain all my children under the age of 21 and unmarried....my wife to be Executrix...witnesses Rob. Ashwell & J Knowlton ~ Transcript courtesy of the Strange One Name Study
 
Henry Stratfold Dated 1542
Proved 12 February 1653
yeoman of Bierton....20 shillings to the poor people of Bierton....to my daughter in law Elizabeth Stratfold the wife of my son Richard Stratfold, the long table in the parlour and the four high joyned stools belonging to it and then to her eldest son William Stratfold....to my son John Stratfold that joyned bedstead which stands in the house loft....to my daughter Dorothy the wife of Timothy Bates 10 shillings....to my daughter Elizabeth my joyned bedstead with all the bedding belonging and the bed in the loft, one short cupboard in the parlour, the great joyned charger in the hall and 100, three score pounds to be payed by my son John and the other forty pounds by my son Richard....to my son Thomas 3 and one end of a ley being freehold ground lying and being on the north side and abutting upon a lane which leadeth from Burcott towards Aylesbury toward the east and north....to my son Henry my freehold ground lying in Bierton, commonly called Kindens House (?) with all hedges trees and wood and with all appurtenances belonging....all the rest of my goods, chattels and crops growing upon my land which I had in my occupation and all rents and rights owed, my executor shall have towards the discharge of my funeral expenses and legacies....executor Henry Stratfold....witnesses John Stratfold & Benet Sharpe ~ Transcript courtesy of Anthea
 
John Tofield Dated 6 Apr 1803
Proved 13 Aug 1803
of Cotsloe...being but weak in body but perfectly sound in mind and memory...to my daughter Martha Tofield 40 to be paid to her within twelve months after my decease...to my beloved wife Hanna Tofield all my "Stock in Buseniss such as Cattel", household furniture [etc] for her use to be applied to the maintenance and bringing up of my family...but of my son George Tofield after he arrives to the age of twenty one years is approved of by my landlord and the trustees he may then joyn her in partnership in the buseness...if my wife should change her life so as to marry again she then shall quit the buseness and be disposessed of every thing I here give to her and resign the whole of the stock unto the hands of the trustees...it is my will likewise that my two sons Willm and Benjamin Tofield be put apprentice to some trade when they come to a proper age...John Hedges of Stewkley and William Tofield junr of Stewkley my joint executors and trustees unto my children that they may see they are properly brought up and the buseness properly managed...witnesses John Garrat Thomas Tofield Thos Bull
 
George Trueman Dated 18 Apr 1887
Proved 21 Oct 1887
of Littleworth, brickmaker...wife Sarah Trueman and friend Samuel Randall of Linslade trustees and executors...to my said Wife all my household furniture and effects in domestic use wearing apparel and personal ornaments in and about my Dwelling house...to the said Samuel Randall the Legacy of 20...all my money stock utensils in trade and all residuary personal estate my freehold Messuage with the six freehold Cottages adjoining thereto recently erected by me and all other my real estate to my trustees, to sell and invest all personal estate (after payment of debts funeral and testamentary expenses and beforementioned Legacy), and to pay out 3s weekly to my Brother John Trueman and his wife Mary Trueman, and the residue to my Wife, and after her decease to pay to such legatees as may be then living the following legacies within 12 months: Elizabeth the widow of my late Brother Sam's? Trueman 40, my Brother Timothy Trueman 40, my Sister Fanny Fuller or if already deceased her husband William Fuller 50, my Sister Eliza Denton or if already deceased her husband Thomas Denton 30, William Tetley and George Tetley the Brothers of my said Wife 40 each, my Nephew George Trueman the son of my Brother 20, George Jones Son of my Nephew Samuel Jones 20, the five other children of my nephew Samuel Jones namely Richard Jones, Annie Jones, Kate Jones, Matilda Jones and Ada Jones 10 each, each of the three daughters of my friend John Dennis of Dunstable Bedford Railway Porter namely Kate (now Mrs Bransom) Annie Dennis and Jane Dennis 5, my friend William Harrison of 20 Marriot Sq. Newington London Town Missionary 10, my friend John Jones of 64 Godolphin Road, Shepherds Bush London Town Missionary 10, my friend William Benson of Hawkstone Hall Christchurch Lambeth Road London 10...to the London City Mission 20...to the London Female Preventative and Reformatory Institution at 200 Euston Road 10...to the trustees of the Union Chapel at Littleworth 200 to be invested in Government Securities, the annual income arising therefrom towards the support of the ministry provided for the said Chapel, and I request that the trustees of the said Chapel will upon the decease of my said wife erect a tablet in the said Chapel to the memory of myself and my said Wife whereon a full record of the said bequest shall be inscribed, to be kept in legible and proper repair and condition...the residue of my estate held upon trust to pay 1/3rd of the net annual income to my Nephew Samuel Jones and his wife Eunice Jones, 1/3rd to my great Niece Sarah Ann Pitchford, 1/3rd to my great Nephew Albert Jones and his wife Eveline Jones...upon their decease to sell my real estate and [distribute 1/3rd of total capital] divided amongst such of the following six children of the said Samuel Jones namely George Jones, Richard Jones, Annie Jones, Kate Jones, Matilda Jones and Ada Jones who shall then be living [or their adult children if surviving the parent], and [distribute 1/3rd of total capital] divided amongst the living adult children of the said Sarah Ann Pitchford, and [distribute 1/3rd of total capital] divided amongst the living adult children of the said Albert Jones...witnesses George Garside, Clerk to Mr Henry Pettit, Solicitor, Leighton Buzzard, and Ruth Bandy - Transcript courtesty of Alan - Estate proved at 1,478 16s 17d
 
Jonathan Veere Dated 7 Jun 1707
Proved 20 Sep 1707
grocer of St Austin London....copyhold messuages and tenenments in Laton Bussard in the occupation of the widow White shall go to [trustees] William Smith and Richard Keene of Askott yeomen subject to the rents and profits being paid to Sarah West the wife of Benjamin West citizen and tinman of London during her lifetime, and after her death the property to go to her son John....freehold messuage and tenement in Laton Bussard where my late father Thomas Veere did inhabit and all my other freehold and copyhold land messuages tenements and real estate to the said Richard Keen, Henry Woodman of Crafton yeoman, Henry Clifton senr of London clothworker and John Vaux of London clothworker as tenants in common....to Henry Clifton junr son of the said Henry Clifton senr 40....to Sarah Keene one of the daughters of Rebecca Keene one other of the daughters of the said Richard Keene 40....to Veere Woodman son of the above named Henry Woodman 40....to Agnes Woodman daughter of the said Henry Woodman 40....to John Vaux 40....remainder of estate after debts to William Parker of Eversholt Bedford gentleman....sole executor William Parker....witnesses Mary Darnell, Ann Downing, Willm Myers & Richd Philip ~ Transcript courtesy of Ros
 
John Willison Dated 15 Jul 1806
Proved 21 May 1807
of Crafton in Wing yeoman...to my nephew Robert Willison all my lands tenements and hereditaments in Stewkley Bucks which said premises are copyhold and held of the Manor of Stewkley...to my three sisters Elizabeth Northwood Mary Coleman and Ann Willison 10 apiece to be paid within 12 months of my decease...to my five nieces Elizabeth Price Esther Fleet Mary Willison Frances Hawley? and Rebecca Bates, sisters of my said nephew Robert Willison, 5 apiece to be paid within 12 months after my decease...as to my household goods household furniture stock as a farmer and dairyman goods chattels rights credits personal estate and effects unto my said nephew Robert Willison...Robert Willison executor...witnesses David Willis Jeremy Willis Val[entine] Willis...[probate] sworn effects are under the value of 300
 
John Windmill the elder Dated 2 May 1855
Proved 6 May 1857
victualler...to my wife Mary Windmill my freehold and copyhold cottages or tenements bakehouse xxxx in Wing and Aylesbury...after her decease to my son John Windmill bakehouse yard and buildings now in the occupation of Richard Harris also my cottage in the occupation of Francis Ball?...I direct my son John Windmill that at the decease of my wife any of my daughters remaining single and unmarried may reside in the cottage without paying rent...after the decease of my wife to my son Thomas Windmill my freehold house at Aylesbury...twelve pounds sterling to each of my daughters Mary Windmill, Elizabeth Davis, Sarah Windmill, Catherine Windmill, Fanny Sophia Windmill...after the decease of my wife to my son Robert Windmill my three xxxhold cottages at Wing now in the occupation of Matthew Goss William Bolton and William Woolhead...after the decease of my wife to my son Henry Charles Windmill my copyhold? house shop ward? now in the occupation of Elizabeth Bingham?..to my wife Mary Windmill fifty pounds sterling...to my wife Mary Windmill my household effects etc...after the decease of my wife I bequeath the same to my son William Windmill and my said sons and daughters to be divided equally among them...my ready money and net rents to my wife Mary Windmill and sons John Windmill and Henry Charles Windmill upon trust to invest, my wife to receive the annual income, after her death the investments to be called in and nineteen guineas paid to my three grandchildren Mary Elizabeth Claridge Fanny Sophia Claridge and John Windmill Claridge, the surplus to be divided equally amongst my said sons and daughters...all real estates held in trust or as mortgagee to my sons John Windmill and Henry Charles Windmill...executors my wife & my sons John Windmill and Henry Charles Windmill
 
Elizabeth Woodman Dated 24 Jan 1811
Proved 12 May 1821
to Eliz Proctor daughter of my brother Vere Woodman, and Deborah Elliott and Rebecca Woodman daughters of my brother Robert Woodman, all my wareing apparel to be equally divided....to Eliz Proctor two large silver spoons marked with my own name....to Deborah Elliott two large silver spoons and half a dozen tea spoons....to William Woodman son of my brother Robert Woodman two silver salt stands....to Martha Dell 5 payable within 1 month....to Eliz Walker my silver cream jug....all money and personal estate to be divided into three shares one for my brother William Woodman the other two to him for his life and after his death one share to my brother Vere Woodman's surviving children and the other share to my brother Robert Woodman's surviving children payable within 1 month after his decease....to my brother William all the rest of my plate linning [linen] and household furniture after debts....Mr Joseph Woodman littlecott [of Littlecote] executor with 10 as a small acknowledgement for his trouble....to Rebecca Woodman daughter of Robert Woodman my silver canister....witneses Eliz Woodman & Samuel Hanscomb....codicil dated 17 Aug 1819: to the children of my nephew Edward Woodman now deceased the legacy left to their father in the former part of my last will in equal shares after the death of my brother William Woodman to be paid into the hands of Thomas Proctor for the use of the said children, and further that if either of my nephews or nieces shall die before my dear brother Wm Woodman that their legacies shall be divided equally among their children and payable into the hands of Thos Proctor for that purpose....codicil undated: to Mary Woodman of Crafton my silver punch ladle and to William Woodman of Bearton my tortoiseshell watch....affidavit by Veere Woodman parish clerk of Wing and Mary Woodman of Wing spinster that they were well acquainted with Elizabeth Woodman late of Wing and with the character of her handwriting and that the will and two codicils were in her proper handwriting, sworn 9 May 1821 ~ Transcript courtesy of Ros
 
Mary Woodman Dated 21 Nov 1757
Proved 2 May 1758
spinster....sick and weak in body but sound and disposing mind memory and understanding....to my honoured aunts and uncles Sarah Woodman Agnes Woodman Mary Woodman Rebecca Woodman and Vere Woodman 200 equally divided to be paid within 12 months....to my eldest brother Henry Woodman of Wing baker 250 to be paid within 12 months provided that from that he should pay to my niece Elizabeth Woodman his daughter 50 when 21 and if she dies before then the 50 to go to my said brother Henry....to my youngest brother Thomas Woodman the younger of Crafton yeoman 250 to be paid within 12 months....to my cousins Vere Woodman Rebecca Woodman and William Woodman the children of my uncle Henry Woodman of Crafton aforesaid to each of them 10, to my couzen Agnes Woodman their sister 5, all to be paid when they reach 21 or if they die before then to be paid to the survivors....to my couzen Phillis Puttnam of Crafton spinster 5 payable upon age 21....to my friend and acquaintance Judith Dadford now of Buckingham spinster but who lately lived with me 10 to be paid within 12 months....to the poor of the town of Leighton 2 10s and to the poor of the town and parish of Wing 2 10s payable within 3 months....to my said four aunts Sarah Agnes Mary and Rebecca Woodman and to my sister-in-law Mary Woodman and to the said Judith Dadford my wearing apparell to be divided equally among them within 3 months....my household goods in the house at Crafton wherein I now live to my father Thomas Woodman the elder of Crafton yeoman and after his death to my two brother the said Henry Woodman and Thomas Woodman to be divided equally betwen them....my household goods at Leighton Buzzard Bedford to my said four aunts Sarah Woodman Agnes Woodman Mary Woodman and Rebecca Woodman to be equally divided between them within 3 months....to my said father Thomas Woodman the elder of Crafton my stock in public funds and all moneys debts ware in plate goods chattels and personal estate not before bequeathed unto the said Thomas Woodman the elder my father after paying my debts and funeral expenses....Thomas Woodman the elder sole executor....witnesses Mather Aspan Cha: Pyne & B Pyne ~ Transcript courtesy of Ros
 
Sarah Woodman Dated 2 Oct 1797
Proved 23 Nov 1810
of Crafton widow being far advanced in years [83 at this stage and 95 when she died!] and weak in body but of sound mind memory and understanding....to my son Robert Woodman 100 payable within 6 months....to my grandson Henry Woodman eldest son of my late son Vere Woodman 5 payable within 6 months....to my four grandsons Thomas Woodman Robert Woodman Edward Woodman and Vere Woodman and my granddaughter Elizabeth Woodman the sons and daughter of my late son Vere Woodman 20 apiece payable within 6 months (if 21) or upon reaching the age of 21....to my son William Woodman 100 payable within 6 months....to my grandson William Woodman the son of my said son Robert Woodman 100 payable within 1 month after the decease of my daughter Elizabeth Woodman....to my two granddaughters Deborah Woodman and Rebecca Woodman 50 payable within 1 month after the decease of my said daughter Elizabeth Woodman....to my brother Joseph Gregory 5 payable within 1 month.....the rest of my household goods household furniture goods stocks cattle chattels etc to my said daughter Elizabeth Woodman....my said daughter Elizabeth Woodman my sole executrix....witnesses Tho: L Wood & David Lee Willis ~ Transcript courtesy of Ros
 
Thomas Woodman Dated 30 Sep 1801
Proved 25 Aug 1804
the elder of Crafton farmer...unto my eldest son William Woodman all my freehold and copyhold meadow ground lately inclosed lying in Crafton free of land tax...I direct him to pay my just debts and funeral expenses...to my daughter Mary Woodman my messuage or tenement in Mentmore which I lately purchased with the orchard and buildings thereunto belonging, also my close of meadow ground in Mentmore called Mentmore Close or Round Close both free of land tax...to my son Vere Woodman all my undivided moiety of two closes of grass ground called Summer Liys[?] in Mentmore free of land tax and all my estate and interest in the land tax which I purchased in the other undivided moiety...to my son Thomas Woodman my several pieces or parcels of arable land and grass ground in the common field in the parishes of Marsworth and Cheddington in the occupation of Thomas Chappin free of land tax...to my son Joseph Woodman my several pieces or parcels of arable land and grass ground in the common fields of Aston Clinton in the occupation of Daniel Griffin free of land tax to hold according to the nature of the tenure of the said premises...to my said daughter Mary Woodman all the womens apparel belonging to me rings jewels and a three pound twelve shillings piece of gold and my repeating spring clock...to my said son Vere Woodman my gold watch...to my said son Thomas Wodman my silver Pint mug...to my said sons Thomas Woodman and Vere Woodman and my said daughter Mary Woodman all my household furniture in Mentmore to be equally divided between them having already disposed of the farms I rent the stock thereon and the residue of my personal estate unto my children...my said sons William Woodman Joseph Woodman and Thomas Woodman executors...witnesses Thomas Woodman nephew to the testator Elizabeth Woodman Farnor? Bull...[probate] sworn personal estate is under the value of 600