Obituary of Henry Wigley (d.1888)

This obituary was printed in the Bicester Herald on 21 Sep 1888.

DEATH OF MR. WIGLEY SEN., WINSLOW.- We regret to have to record the death of Mr. Henry Wigley, of Winslow, a representative of the industrial and Liberal interests of the town.  He was, we believe, born at Thame.  For some years he carried on the business of a chemist and druggist, and bookseller, printer, &c., in the Market-place, Winslow, from which he retired in 1867.  Independent of his long connection with the trade of the town he was justly celebrated for his literary abilities.  He was deeply read, had a retentive memory, and was possessed of a large amount of cheerfulness with ready and applicable wit.  For many years when local public events occurred his commitments in rhyming verse were, from their general wit and all round hitting, usually very popular.  He died after a somewhat brief illness, on Thursday, Sept. 13, aged 78.  By his death the families of Mr. G. D. E. Wigley, Mr. W. H. French, and Mr. E. J. French [sons-in-law] are thrown into mourning.  In politics he was a strong, intelligent and intellectual Liberal.  The internment took place on Saturday last, September 15.  The ceremony took place in the Congregational Church, and was conducted by the Rev. J. Riordan, of Sheerness, formerly of Winslow.

13 June 1889.  The Will of Henry Wigley late of Winslow in the County of Buckingham Gentleman who died on 12 Sep 1888 at Winslow was proved at Oxford by George Davys Edward Wigley Auctioneer the Son and Thomas Price Willis Gentleman both of Winslow the Executors.  Personal Estate £1,768 8s 4d.

Buckingham Advertiser, 1 Dec 1888


TWO PARTICULARLY VALUABLE COMMODIOUS HOUSES, With Shop and excellent Business Premises, with commanding situation, in the Market Square, Winslow.

2 Highly Valuable Accommodation CLOSES, In near proximity to the heart of the Town, very attractive as Building and Garden Land, and containing respectively 3a. 3r. 9p. and 2a. 3r. 8p.

A DETACHED BRICK AND SLATED FREEHOLD COTTAGE RESIDENCE, with large Garden, in the Station Road, and within one minute’s walk of the Station;

7 ROOMY AND VERY SUBSTANTIALLY-BUILT BRICK AND SLATED HOUSES, Of modern erection, pleasantly situate in the High Street;

2 FREEHOLD CLOSES Of Rich Old Pasture Accommodation Land close to the populous village of Great Horwood, containing 7a. 0r. 19p.

On TUESDAY, December 18th, 1888, at the Bell Hotel, Winslow, at four o’clock in the afternoon, in 9 Lots, by direction of the Executors of the late Mr. Henry Wigley.
For a view apply to the Tenants, and for further particulars to Messrs. Willis and Willis, Solicitors, Winslow, or to Mr. Geo. Wigley, Auctioneer and Land Agent, Winslow.

Buckingham Express, 22 Dec 1888

  PROPERTY SALE.- On Tuesday last,  Mr. Geo. Wigley offered for sale at the Bell Hotel, a number of valuable properties, situate at Winslow and Great Horwood, by direction of the executors of the late Mr. Henry Wigley. 

Lot 1: Two houses in the Market Square, Winslow, were bought by Mrs. Parrett, at £830; [21-23 Market Square]

[Presumably the closes and the house in Station Road were bought in; the closes were part of the Nordens, where Avenue Road and Park Road were built]

Lot 4: Four cottages in Union Street, were bought by Mr. W. King, at £390;

Lot 5: Four modern built cottages in the Union Street, were bought by Mr. Gowin at £460;

Lot 6: A plot of building land adjoining, was bought by Mr. J. Ingram, at £88 12s.; [site of 150-152 High St.]

Lot 8: A close of pasture land at Great Horwood, containing 4a., 3r., was bought by Mr. S. Jones, at £360;

and Lot 9:  A close of pasture land, containing 2 acres, was bought by Mr. Thos. Wallker, at £160.

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